Period
to 19 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 767 552 679
Rank change year-on-year -215 +127 +135
Contract jobs citing Debian 57 39 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.095% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.42% 0.53% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 47
10th Percentile £400 £263 £346
25th Percentile £450 £363 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £558 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +23.89% -5.26% -1.30%
75th Percentile £675 £549 £543
90th Percentile £775 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £265 £475
% change year-on-year +52.83% -44.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
10th Percentile - - £46.00
25th Percentile - - £47.50
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
75th Percentile - - £54.38
90th Percentile - - £57.00
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 13,530 7,377 15,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.44% 17.96% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,387 4,775 9,626
10th Percentile £163 £161 £140
25th Percentile £325 £313 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £430 £410
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% +4.88% -3.53%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £525
90th Percentile £686 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 428 1,137
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £11.26
25th Percentile £14.82 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.63 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +13.48% +0.71% +2.94%
75th Percentile £48.58 £42.00 £24.75
90th Percentile £63.00 £54.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.65 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.97% - +3.13%

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 19 January 2022.

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 11 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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -190 53 £550 +29.41% 43
London -169 35 £590 +31.11% 16
UK excluding London -140 11 £405 +52.83% 29
Work from Home -155 11 £600 +9.09% 14
East of England - 5 £405 - 7
North of England -63 4 £431 +62.74% 6
North West - 3 £463 - 2
South West - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -51 1 £400 +50.94%
Midlands - 1 £400 - 6
West Midlands - 1 £400 - 5

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (70.18%) Red Hat
3 37 (64.91%) Kubernetes
4 35 (61.40%) Ansible
5 34 (59.65%) Terraform
5 34 (59.65%) MySQL
6 28 (49.12%) Ubuntu
6 28 (49.12%) DevOps
7 26 (45.61%) Python
8 24 (42.11%) Docker
8 24 (42.11%) CI/CD
9 23 (40.35%) HAProxy
9 23 (40.35%) nginx
10 22 (38.60%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (38.60%) VMware
11 21 (36.84%) PaaS
12 20 (35.09%) Kafka
13 19 (33.33%) MongoDB
13 19 (33.33%) Grafana
13 19 (33.33%) CentOS
13 19 (33.33%) ZABBIX
13 19 (33.33%) SQL
14 18 (31.58%) DNS
14 18 (31.58%) Consul
14 18 (31.58%) Prometheus
15 17 (29.82%) RabbitMQ
15 17 (29.82%) AWS
15 17 (29.82%) OpenStack
16 16 (28.07%) Java
16 16 (28.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 23 (40.35%) nginx
2 17 (29.82%) OpenStack
3 9 (15.79%) JBoss
3 9 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 9 (15.79%) WebLogic
3 9 (15.79%) WebSphere
4 5 (8.77%) Apache
5 3 (5.26%) Apache Pig
5 3 (5.26%) Apache Spark
5 3 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (5.26%) Mule
6 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (36.84%) PaaS
2 17 (29.82%) AWS
3 12 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (21.05%) Amazon EKS
3 12 (21.05%) Amazon S3
4 10 (17.54%) Akamai
4 10 (17.54%) Amazon ECS
4 10 (17.54%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (17.54%) AWS Fargate
4 10 (17.54%) CloudFront
4 10 (17.54%) GCP
5 9 (15.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 9 (15.79%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (12.28%) AWS Direct Connect
6 7 (12.28%) Azure
6 7 (12.28%) IaaS
7 6 (10.53%) Serverless
8 3 (5.26%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 3 (5.26%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (5.26%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.58%) DNS
2 15 (26.32%) SSL
3 7 (12.28%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (5.26%) Network Security
4 3 (5.26%) SSH
4 3 (5.26%) VoIP
5 2 (3.51%) Firewall
5 2 (3.51%) FTP
6 1 (1.75%) Internet
6 1 (1.75%) NAS
6 1 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.75%) SAN
6 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.75%) VLAN
6 1 (1.75%) VPN
6 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (59.65%) MySQL
2 22 (38.60%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 15 (26.32%) Hadoop
5 14 (24.56%) Couchbase
6 9 (15.79%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (12.28%) Redshift Spectrum
8 5 (8.77%) MariaDB
9 4 (7.02%) NoSQL
9 4 (7.02%) Redis
10 3 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (5.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (5.26%) Data Lake
10 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (5.26%) SAP HANA
11 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
3 7 (12.28%) GitLab
4 3 (5.26%) GoCD
5 2 (3.51%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.51%) CircleCI
5 2 (3.51%) Gradle
5 2 (3.51%) JIRA
5 2 (3.51%) Maven
6 1 (1.75%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.75%) JUnit
6 1 (1.75%) Mockito
6 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 9 (15.79%) Games
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.75%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Cloud Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Security Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Administrator
3 6 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Platform Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (8.77%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Linux Support
5 4 (7.02%) Site Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Cloud Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Linux Support Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Platform Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.09%) Kafka
2 17 (29.82%) RabbitMQ
3 14 (24.56%) gRPC
3 14 (24.56%) JWT
3 14 (24.56%) OAuth
4 10 (17.54%) LAMP
5 5 (8.77%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (7.02%) Spring
7 3 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (5.26%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (5.26%) Web Services
7 3 (5.26%) XML
8 2 (3.51%) FFmpeg
8 2 (3.51%) GStreamer
8 2 (3.51%) Nameko
8 2 (3.51%) React
8 2 (3.51%) React Native
8 2 (3.51%) Redux
8 2 (3.51%) Spring Boot
8 2 (3.51%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Public Cloud
2 7 (12.28%) Video on Demand
3 6 (10.53%) Cloud Native
4 4 (7.02%) Clustering
4 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.26%) Legacy Applications
5 3 (5.26%) Legacy Code
5 3 (5.26%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.51%) PKI
6 2 (3.51%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (49.12%) Ubuntu
3 19 (33.33%) CentOS
4 16 (28.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (24.56%) Windows
6 12 (21.05%) Oracle Linux
6 12 (21.05%) Unix
7 9 (15.79%) Amazon Linux
8 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
9 3 (5.26%) SUSE
9 3 (5.26%) VMS
10 2 (3.51%) Solaris
11 1 (1.75%) Fedora
11 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (49.12%) DevOps
2 24 (42.11%) CI/CD
3 14 (24.56%) Data Protection
3 14 (24.56%) Database Security
3 14 (24.56%) Key Management
3 14 (24.56%) Observability
3 14 (24.56%) SDLC
3 14 (24.56%) Test Automation
3 14 (24.56%) Validation
4 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (19.30%) Configuration Management
5 10 (17.54%) Migration
6 9 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (15.79%) Microservices
7 8 (14.04%) ITIL
7 8 (14.04%) Thought Leadership
8 7 (12.28%) Data Migration
8 7 (12.28%) Task Automation
9 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure as Code
9 6 (10.53%) The Twelve-Factor App
Programming Languages
1 26 (45.61%) Python
2 19 (33.33%) SQL
3 16 (28.07%) Java
4 15 (26.32%) Bash
5 5 (8.77%) C#
5 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.02%) Go
6 4 (7.02%) PHP
6 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.26%) AWK
7 3 (5.26%) Java 11
7 3 (5.26%) Perl
7 3 (5.26%) sed
7 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.51%) C
8 2 (3.51%) C++
8 2 (3.51%) Ruby
8 2 (3.51%) Rust
9 1 (1.75%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 24 (42.11%) Docker
2 14 (24.56%) vCloud
3 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
4 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.51%) KVM
5 2 (3.51%) Squid
6 1 (1.75%) Btrfs
6 1 (1.75%) Corosync
6 1 (1.75%) DRBD
6 1 (1.75%) GlusterFS
6 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.75%) iptables
6 1 (1.75%) NFS
6 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (64.91%) Kubernetes
2 35 (61.40%) Ansible
3 34 (59.65%) Terraform
4 23 (40.35%) HAProxy
5 19 (33.33%) Grafana
5 19 (33.33%) ZABBIX
6 18 (31.58%) Consul
6 18 (31.58%) Prometheus
7 14 (24.56%) Fluentd
8 10 (17.54%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (15.79%) Puppet
10 5 (8.77%) Nagios
10 5 (8.77%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (8.77%) Salt
11 4 (7.02%) yum
12 3 (5.26%) Istio
13 2 (3.51%) cPanel
13 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
13 2 (3.51%) Plesk
13 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 40 (70.18%) Red Hat
2 22 (38.60%) VMware
3 15 (26.32%) Oracle
4 14 (24.56%) CA
4 14 (24.56%) CyberArk
4 14 (24.56%) Sonatype
5 7 (12.28%) Google
6 4 (7.02%) Actifio
7 3 (5.26%) Cloudera
7 3 (5.26%) MuleSoft
7 3 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (5.26%) SAP
8 2 (3.51%) Qualys
8 2 (3.51%) Zscaler
9 1 (1.75%) Dell
9 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.75%) New Relic
9 1 (1.75%) Veeam