Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 2021 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 648 628 789
Rank change year-on-year -20 +161 +38
Contract jobs citing Debian 26 29 65
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.056% 0.070%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.29% 0.28% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 40
10th Percentile £363 £405 £263
25th Percentile £419 £425 £348
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £475 £400
Median % change year-on-year +21.05% +18.75% -15.79%
75th Percentile £650 £525 £500
90th Percentile £675 £620 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £475 £365
% change year-on-year -21.05% +30.14% -21.08%

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 8,834 10,459 18,646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.78% 20.14% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,796 6,748 12,057
10th Percentile £185 £140 £158
25th Percentile £335 £255 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £430
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £540 £525 £538
90th Percentile £630 £612 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 804 1,081
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.98 £13.83 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.43% +2.94% +3.03%
75th Percentile £43.75 £23.21 £31.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year -2.94% +7.19% +2.32%

Debian
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Debian in the UK

Debian
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Debian.

Daily rate trend for Debian in the UK

Debian
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Debian over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Debian in the UK

Debian
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Debian.

Hourly rate trend for Debian in the UK

Debian
Top 6 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 9 May 2021. 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
Work from Home -247 18 £616 +43.56% 7
England -8 14 £388 -18.42% 35
London -28 7 £488 -10.80% 5
UK excluding London +38 6 £375 -21.05% 30
South East +42 5 £388 -18.42% 13
South West +41 1 £375 -14.29% 4

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) DevOps
3 15 (57.69%) Azure
4 14 (53.85%) Python
4 14 (53.85%) Red Hat
5 11 (42.31%) JSON
5 11 (42.31%) Jenkins
5 11 (42.31%) Kubernetes
5 11 (42.31%) Grafana
6 10 (38.46%) IaaS
6 10 (38.46%) PaaS
6 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (38.46%) CentOS
6 10 (38.46%) Java
7 9 (34.62%) AWS
8 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
8 8 (30.77%) Validation
8 8 (30.77%) JIRA
8 8 (30.77%) Ubuntu
8 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
8 8 (30.77%) Perl
8 8 (30.77%) VMS
8 8 (30.77%) Ansible
9 7 (26.92%) CoreOS
9 7 (26.92%) OpenShift
9 7 (26.92%) Splunk
9 7 (26.92%) Terraform
9 7 (26.92%) Public Cloud
9 7 (26.92%) Management Information System

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 6 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 5 (19.23%) Confluence
2 5 (19.23%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (15.38%) JBoss
3 4 (15.38%) Jetty
3 4 (15.38%) MQSeries
3 4 (15.38%) nginx
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Fuse
3 4 (15.38%) WebLogic
4 3 (11.54%) Apache
5 2 (7.69%) Apache Solr
6 1 (3.85%) Apache Pig
6 1 (3.85%) IIS
6 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
6 1 (3.85%) uWSGI
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (11.54%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (57.69%) Azure
2 10 (38.46%) IaaS
2 10 (38.46%) PaaS
3 9 (34.62%) AWS
4 7 (26.92%) OpenShift
5 3 (11.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (11.54%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (11.54%) SaaS
6 2 (7.69%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
7 1 (3.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 1 (3.85%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (3.85%) Azure Functions
7 1 (3.85%) Azure Storage
7 1 (3.85%) GCP
7 1 (3.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) SSH
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (3.85%) Bluetooth
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless
5 1 (3.85%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) MySQL
1 7 (26.92%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
3 5 (19.23%) Hadoop
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
4 4 (15.38%) Redis
4 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 3 (11.54%) DTS
6 2 (7.69%) HDInsight
7 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (3.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (3.85%) Data Lake
7 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.85%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Jenkins
2 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 8 (30.77%) JIRA
3 4 (15.38%) Ant
3 4 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (15.38%) ClearCase
3 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 4 (15.38%) Eclipse
3 4 (15.38%) FishEye
3 4 (15.38%) Gradle
3 4 (15.38%) Hudson
3 4 (15.38%) IntelliJ
3 4 (15.38%) Leiningen
3 4 (15.38%) Maven
3 4 (15.38%) Mercurial
3 4 (15.38%) Poseidon for UML
3 4 (15.38%) Selenium
3 4 (15.38%) Subversion
3 4 (15.38%) Vagrant
4 3 (11.54%) CircleCI
General
1 3 (11.54%) Back Office
2 2 (7.69%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.85%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Azure DevOps
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) SIEM Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) JSON
2 7 (26.92%) YAML
3 5 (19.23%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (19.23%) HTML
3 5 (19.23%) Node.js
3 5 (19.23%) Spring
4 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
4 4 (15.38%) Apache Camel
4 4 (15.38%) GWT
4 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
4 4 (15.38%) HTML5
4 4 (15.38%) JMS
4 4 (15.38%) jQuery
4 4 (15.38%) MSMQ
4 4 (15.38%) Play Framework
4 4 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (15.38%) React
4 4 (15.38%) STL
4 4 (15.38%) XML
5 3 (11.54%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
1 7 (26.92%) Public Cloud
2 4 (15.38%) Cloud Native
2 4 (15.38%) Derivative
2 4 (15.38%) iPad
2 4 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (65.38%) Windows
3 10 (38.46%) CentOS
4 8 (30.77%) Ubuntu
4 8 (30.77%) VMS
5 7 (26.92%) CoreOS
6 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (15.38%) Alpine Linux
7 4 (15.38%) Android
7 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
7 4 (15.38%) Mac OS X
8 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
9 1 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (3.85%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) DevOps
2 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
3 8 (30.77%) Validation
4 7 (26.92%) Kanban
5 6 (23.08%) Change Management
5 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 6 (23.08%) Scrum
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (19.23%) Systems Engineering
6 5 (19.23%) TDD
6 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
7 4 (15.38%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (15.38%) High Availability
7 4 (15.38%) JVM Tuning
7 4 (15.38%) Microservices
7 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (15.38%) UML
7 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
8 3 (11.54%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) Python
2 10 (38.46%) Java
3 8 (30.77%) Perl
4 7 (26.92%) Groovy
5 6 (23.08%) PHP
5 6 (23.08%) SQL
6 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
6 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
6 5 (19.23%) Scala
6 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
7 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
7 4 (15.38%) C++
7 4 (15.38%) Clojure
7 4 (15.38%) ClojureScript
7 4 (15.38%) Go
7 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
7 4 (15.38%) Ruby
8 2 (7.69%) C
8 2 (7.69%) VBA
9 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Docker
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.85%) NFS
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) Grafana
1 11 (42.31%) Kubernetes
2 8 (30.77%) Ansible
3 7 (26.92%) Terraform
4 5 (19.23%) Puppet
5 4 (15.38%) Salt
6 3 (11.54%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Red Hat
2 7 (26.92%) Splunk
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) MuleSoft
4 4 (15.38%) Axway
4 4 (15.38%) Cloudera
4 4 (15.38%) Hortonworks
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle
4 4 (15.38%) Sparx
4 4 (15.38%) Sybase
4 4 (15.38%) VMware
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) New Relic
6 2 (7.69%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
7 1 (3.85%) Google