Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Debian skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Debian over the 6 months to 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Debian Linux
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 800 774 810
Rank change year-on-year -26 +36 +22
Contract jobs citing Debian 94 107 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.11% 0.095%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.43% 0.50% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 75 75
UK median daily rate £506 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.73% - -1.55%
10th Percentile £325 £275 £306
90th Percentile £625 £538 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +14.06% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +181.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

Debian is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21,706 21,281 22,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.02% 20.98% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,422 13,520 14,253
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £200
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,473 1,294 1,307
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.43% -1.27%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.09 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £15.46
% change year-on-year -1.49% +8.33% -4.32%

Debian
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Debian as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Debian in the UK

Debian
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Debian.

Contractor daily rate trend for Debian in the UK

Debian
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Debian over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Debian in the UK

Debian
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Debian.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Debian in the UK

Debian
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Debian within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 90 £500 +21.58% 92
UK excluding London -14 55 £456 +14.06% 57
London +8 39 £519 +15.28% 36
South East -33 18 £425 +9.68% 17
South West -14 17 £450 +46.94% 8
North of England -27 10 £600 +41.18% 22
East of England +2 5 £438 +16.67% 6
North West -25 5 £431 +1.47% 12
North East -5 4 £600 +84.62% 5
Scotland -5 2 £550 -
Wales -27 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -14 1 - - 5
Midlands -17 1 £325 -61.76% 3
West Midlands -23 1 £325 -61.76% 3

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Debian also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Debian.

1 94 (100.00%) Linux
2 59 (62.77%) Puppet
3 57 (60.64%) Red Hat
4 55 (58.51%) DevOps
5 48 (51.06%) Ansible
5 48 (51.06%) Amazon AWS
6 46 (48.94%) Python
7 45 (47.87%) Opscode Chef
8 43 (45.74%) Ubuntu
9 41 (43.62%) Git (software)
10 40 (42.55%) Windows
11 36 (38.30%) Apache
12 34 (36.17%) VMware
12 34 (36.17%) Terraform
13 32 (34.04%) Bash Shell
14 31 (32.98%) CentOS
14 31 (32.98%) Microsoft Azure
14 31 (32.98%) Jenkins
15 30 (31.91%) Java
16 28 (29.79%) Perl
17 26 (27.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 26 (27.66%) Ruby
18 25 (26.60%) PowerShell
19 24 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
19 24 (25.53%) Nagios
19 24 (25.53%) Docker
20 23 (24.47%) AWS CloudFormation
20 23 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
21 22 (23.40%) JavaScript
22 20 (21.28%) C#

Debian
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (38.30%) Apache
2 16 (17.02%) nginx
2 16 (17.02%) Tomcat
3 14 (14.89%) IIS
4 13 (13.83%) Jetty
4 13 (13.83%) Mongrel
4 13 (13.83%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.26%) Apache Solr
6 3 (3.19%) CMS
6 3 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (3.19%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.13%) Confluence
7 2 (2.13%) Drupal
7 2 (2.13%) WordPress
8 1 (1.06%) JBoss
8 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.06%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 48 (51.06%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (32.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (24.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 17 (18.09%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (11.70%) Sumo Logic
6 8 (8.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (5.32%) Amazon S3
8 4 (4.26%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (3.19%) SaaS
10 2 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (2.13%) Google App Engine
10 2 (2.13%) IaaS
10 2 (2.13%) PaaS
10 2 (2.13%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (1.06%) G Suite
11 1 (1.06%) GitHub
11 1 (1.06%) Office 365
11 1 (1.06%) OpenShift
11 1 (1.06%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.09%) HTTP
2 11 (11.70%) DNS
3 8 (8.51%) Firewall
4 7 (7.45%) DHCP
5 6 (6.38%) SSH
6 5 (5.32%) BGP
6 5 (5.32%) DKIM
6 5 (5.32%) DMARC
6 5 (5.32%) OSPF
6 5 (5.32%) VPN
7 4 (4.26%) Junos
7 4 (4.26%) MPLS
7 4 (4.26%) NetScaler
7 4 (4.26%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.19%) IPv6
8 3 (3.19%) LAN
8 3 (3.19%) SAN
8 3 (3.19%) SNMP
8 3 (3.19%) VLAN
8 3 (3.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.21%) MySQL
2 11 (11.70%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (9.57%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.32%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (5.32%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.19%) SQLite
7 2 (2.13%) Redis
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.06%) Big Data
8 1 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (43.62%) Git (software)
2 31 (32.98%) Jenkins
3 16 (17.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 15 (15.96%) Vagrant
5 13 (13.83%) Ant
5 13 (13.83%) CruiseControl
5 13 (13.83%) Gradle
5 13 (13.83%) Maven
5 13 (13.83%) MSBuild
5 13 (13.83%) TeamCity
6 11 (11.70%) Travis CI
7 7 (7.45%) Mercurial
7 7 (7.45%) Subversion
8 5 (5.32%) Cucumber
8 5 (5.32%) JIRA
9 4 (4.26%) Selenium
10 3 (3.19%) Robot Framework
11 2 (2.13%) Bitbucket
11 2 (2.13%) Gerrit
11 2 (2.13%) GitLab
General
1 6 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (2.13%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (36.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (27.66%) Administrator
3 24 (25.53%) Linux Administrator
4 20 (21.28%) Systems Administrator
5 18 (19.15%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 11 (11.70%) Azure DevOps
6 11 (11.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 11 (11.70%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (7.45%) AWS DevOps
8 6 (6.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) AWS Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) Developer
8 6 (6.38%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Senior DevOps
9 4 (4.26%) Unix Administrator
9 4 (4.26%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.26%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.19%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 3 (3.19%) Ubuntu Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.83%) JRuby
1 13 (13.83%) Servlets
2 11 (11.70%) LAMP
3 9 (9.57%) HTML
4 8 (8.51%) LDAP
5 6 (6.38%) Web Services
6 5 (5.32%) CSS
7 4 (4.26%) CodeIgniter
7 4 (4.26%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (4.26%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (4.26%) SOAP
7 4 (4.26%) Spring
7 4 (4.26%) XML
8 3 (3.19%) Ajax
8 3 (3.19%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.19%) jQuery
8 3 (3.19%) JSON
8 3 (3.19%) Node.js
9 2 (2.13%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.13%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) Linux Command Line
2 12 (12.77%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.19%) Replication
5 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) User Experience
5 2 (2.13%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.06%) Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Fintech
6 1 (1.06%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.06%) Life Science
6 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.06%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 94 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (45.74%) Ubuntu
3 40 (42.55%) Windows
4 31 (32.98%) CentOS
5 26 (27.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (13.83%) Fedora
7 12 (12.77%) Unix
8 8 (8.51%) CoreOS
9 5 (5.32%) SUSE
9 5 (5.32%) Windows Server
10 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (3.19%) FreeBSD
11 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (2.13%) Android
12 2 (2.13%) Kali Linux
12 2 (2.13%) VMS
13 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (58.51%) DevOps
2 23 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (14.89%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (12.77%) Cloud Operations
5 12 (12.77%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 11 (11.70%) Configuration Management
7 9 (9.57%) Open Source
7 9 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (6.38%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.32%) Migration
9 5 (5.32%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (4.26%) Analytics
10 4 (4.26%) High Availability
10 4 (4.26%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.26%) MVC
10 4 (4.26%) Network Design
10 4 (4.26%) Performance Optimisation
10 4 (4.26%) Test Automation
10 4 (4.26%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 46 (48.94%) Python
2 32 (34.04%) Bash Shell
3 30 (31.91%) Java
4 28 (29.79%) Perl
5 26 (27.66%) Ruby
6 25 (26.60%) PowerShell
7 22 (23.40%) JavaScript
8 20 (21.28%) C#
9 17 (18.09%) Go
10 12 (12.77%) PHP
11 9 (9.57%) C++
11 9 (9.57%) Shell Script
11 9 (9.57%) SQL
12 3 (3.19%) Bourne shell
13 2 (2.13%) XPath
14 1 (1.06%) Java 8
14 1 (1.06%) Kotlin
14 1 (1.06%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (14.89%) Degree
2 12 (12.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (9.57%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.13%) BC Cleared
5 2 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.13%) CISSP
5 2 (2.13%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.13%) MCITP
5 2 (2.13%) MCSE
5 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.19%) GDPR
2 3 (3.19%) QA
3 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.06%) GPG13
System Software
1 24 (25.53%) Docker
1 24 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (18.09%) Hyper-V
3 13 (13.83%) VirtualBox
4 7 (7.45%) KVM
4 7 (7.45%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (6.38%) NFS
5 6 (6.38%) Postfix
5 6 (6.38%) Samba
6 5 (5.32%) Active Directory
7 4 (4.26%) Squid
8 3 (3.19%) pfSense
8 3 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.13%) iptables
9 2 (2.13%) vSphere
10 1 (1.06%) Ceph
10 1 (1.06%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.06%) Xen
10 1 (1.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 59 (62.77%) Puppet
2 48 (51.06%) Ansible
3 45 (47.87%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (36.17%) Terraform
5 24 (25.53%) Nagios
6 19 (20.21%) Kibana
6 19 (20.21%) logstash
7 17 (18.09%) Salt
8 16 (17.02%) Kubernetes
9 15 (15.96%) Packer
10 12 (12.77%) Graylog
11 6 (6.38%) ZABBIX
12 4 (4.26%) Grafana
12 4 (4.26%) Prometheus
13 3 (3.19%) Cacti
13 3 (3.19%) collectd
13 3 (3.19%) Graphite
13 3 (3.19%) Icinga
13 3 (3.19%) Observium
13 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 57 (60.64%) Red Hat
2 34 (36.17%) VMware
3 18 (19.15%) Microsoft
4 16 (17.02%) AppDynamics
5 15 (15.96%) Splunk
6 12 (12.77%) New Relic
7 7 (7.45%) Google
8 4 (4.26%) Cisco
8 4 (4.26%) hybris
8 4 (4.26%) Juniper
8 4 (4.26%) MuleSoft
8 4 (4.26%) Oracle
9 3 (3.19%) Clearswift
9 3 (3.19%) Ericsson
9 3 (3.19%) Huawei
9 3 (3.19%) Lets Encrypt
9 3 (3.19%) PagerDuty
9 3 (3.19%) Symantec
10 2 (2.13%) Veeam
10 2 (2.13%) Zend