Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 752 482 764
Rank change year-on-year -270 +282 +56
Contract jobs citing Debian 45 39 85
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.13% 0.096%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.37% 0.71% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 42
10th Percentile £413 £254 £268
25th Percentile £456 £294 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £425 £543
Median % change year-on-year +41.18% -21.66% +3.33%
75th Percentile £700 £502 £633
90th Percentile £775 £554 £711
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £275 £400
% change year-on-year +68.18% -31.25% -15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £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 12,171 5,471 18,314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.14% 18.40% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,172 3,527 11,683
10th Percentile £175 £181 £150
25th Percentile £350 £319 £288
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £445 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £665 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 281 1,198
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +2.94%
75th Percentile £42.63 £39.00 £39.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £47.83 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.83 £18.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year -6.53% +11.80% +0.63%

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 24 September 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 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 24 September 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
England -230 38 £563 +32.35% 47
London -204 22 £700 +54.70% 10
Work from Home -239 22 £650 +54.76% 10
UK excluding London -163 15 £463 +68.18% 37
South East -87 6 £400 -20.32% 6
North of England -87 4 £469 +76.89% 13
North West - 4 £469 - 8
East of England -43 2 £481 +14.58% 12
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Midlands - 2 - - 2
South West - 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 45 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (55.56%) Kubernetes
3 24 (53.33%) Red Hat
4 20 (44.44%) Python
4 20 (44.44%) Java
5 17 (37.78%) MySQL
5 17 (37.78%) Grafana
6 16 (35.56%) Kafka
7 15 (33.33%) OpenStack
8 14 (31.11%) MongoDB
8 14 (31.11%) Microservices
9 13 (28.89%) DevOps
9 13 (28.89%) SQL
9 13 (28.89%) Windows
10 12 (26.67%) VMS
10 12 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (26.67%) VMware
10 12 (26.67%) Ubuntu
10 12 (26.67%) nginx
11 11 (24.44%) Hadoop
11 11 (24.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (24.44%) Ansible
11 11 (24.44%) Docker
11 11 (24.44%) Migration
11 11 (24.44%) DNS
11 11 (24.44%) E-Commerce
12 10 (22.22%) Google
12 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (22.22%) Spring
12 10 (22.22%) GCP

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 15 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 12 (26.67%) nginx
3 7 (15.56%) Apache
4 5 (11.11%) Apache Pig
4 5 (11.11%) Apache Spark
5 2 (4.44%) Mule
6 1 (2.22%) Apache Solr
6 1 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.22%) uWSGI
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Sentinel
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) Azure
1 10 (22.22%) GCP
1 10 (22.22%) PaaS
2 7 (15.56%) AWS
2 7 (15.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (11.11%) Amazon S3
3 5 (11.11%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 5 (11.11%) Azure Data Factory
3 5 (11.11%) Azure Functions
3 5 (11.11%) Azure Storage
3 5 (11.11%) IaaS
3 5 (11.11%) Serverless
4 4 (8.89%) SaaS
5 3 (6.67%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (4.44%) Azure Sentinel
6 2 (4.44%) OpenShift
7 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) DNS
2 5 (11.11%) Firewall
2 5 (11.11%) SSL
3 4 (8.89%) FTP
3 4 (8.89%) Network Security
4 3 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (6.67%) HTTP
4 3 (6.67%) SMTP
5 2 (4.44%) SAN
5 2 (4.44%) SNMP
5 2 (4.44%) SSH
6 1 (2.22%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.22%) FDDI
6 1 (2.22%) IMAP
6 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.22%) VLAN
6 1 (2.22%) VPN
6 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (37.78%) MySQL
2 14 (31.11%) MongoDB
3 12 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (24.44%) Hadoop
5 8 (17.78%) Redis
6 7 (15.56%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (11.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 5 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (11.11%) Couchbase
7 5 (11.11%) Data Lake
7 5 (11.11%) MariaDB
7 5 (11.11%) SAP HANA
8 3 (6.67%) DTS
9 2 (4.44%) HDInsight
9 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
10 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
10 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
10 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
10 1 (2.22%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (15.56%) Git (software)
3 6 (13.33%) Mockito
3 6 (13.33%) WebDriver
4 5 (11.11%) JUnit
4 5 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (4.44%) CircleCI
5 2 (4.44%) JIRA
5 2 (4.44%) Travis CI
6 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.22%) GitLab
6 1 (2.22%) PowerDesigner
General
1 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.11%) Games
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Finance
4 2 (4.44%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.44%) Social Skills
5 1 (2.22%) Back Office
5 1 (2.22%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (2.22%) Dutch Language
5 1 (2.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Cloud Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Security Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Administrator
4 5 (11.11%) Architect
4 5 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Linux Support
5 4 (8.89%) Linux Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Azure Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (35.56%) Kafka
2 10 (22.22%) Spring
3 6 (13.33%) Akka
3 6 (13.33%) Memcached
3 6 (13.33%) RESTEasy
3 6 (13.33%) Spring MVC
3 6 (13.33%) Swagger
3 6 (13.33%) WireMock
4 5 (11.11%) gRPC
4 5 (11.11%) JWT
4 5 (11.11%) OAuth
4 5 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (6.67%) JSON
5 3 (6.67%) LDAP
5 3 (6.67%) Node.js
6 2 (4.44%) Django
6 2 (4.44%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (4.44%) REST
6 2 (4.44%) YAML
7 1 (2.22%) OpenJDK
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Private Cloud
2 6 (13.33%) Cloud Native
2 6 (13.33%) Legacy Code
2 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 5 (11.11%) Legacy Applications
4 3 (6.67%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.44%) Clustering
6 1 (2.22%) CAN bus
6 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.22%) Replication
6 1 (2.22%) User Experience
6 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (28.89%) Windows
3 12 (26.67%) Ubuntu
3 12 (26.67%) VMS
4 11 (24.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (17.78%) CentOS
6 4 (8.89%) Unix
6 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
7 2 (4.44%) CoreOS
7 2 (4.44%) Solaris
8 1 (2.22%) AIX
8 1 (2.22%) Alpine Linux
8 1 (2.22%) HPUX
8 1 (2.22%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (2.22%) Slackware
8 1 (2.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Microservices
2 13 (28.89%) DevOps
3 11 (24.44%) E-Commerce
3 11 (24.44%) Migration
4 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (17.78%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (15.56%) Validation
7 6 (13.33%) MVC
7 6 (13.33%) Observability
8 5 (11.11%) BDD
8 5 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (11.11%) Data Protection
8 5 (11.11%) Database Security
8 5 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 5 (11.11%) SDLC
8 5 (11.11%) TDD
8 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.11%) The Twelve-Factor App
9 4 (8.89%) Open Source
9 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) Java
1 20 (44.44%) Python
2 13 (28.89%) SQL
3 10 (22.22%) Java 11
4 9 (20.00%) Perl
5 7 (15.56%) PHP
5 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
6 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (13.33%) Scala
6 6 (13.33%) T-SQL
7 5 (11.11%) C#
8 3 (6.67%) Go
9 2 (4.44%) Groovy
10 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.22%) C
10 1 (2.22%) Java 8
10 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.22%) Tcl
10 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
10 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) LPIC
1 2 (4.44%) RHCE
1 2 (4.44%) RHCT
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) RHCSA
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Accessibility
1 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Docker
2 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
3 5 (11.11%) vCloud
3 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.22%) Ceph
4 1 (2.22%) KVM
4 1 (2.22%) NFS
4 1 (2.22%) Varnish
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (55.56%) Kubernetes
2 17 (37.78%) Grafana
3 11 (24.44%) Ansible
4 8 (17.78%) Terraform
5 7 (15.56%) Prometheus
5 7 (15.56%) ZABBIX
6 6 (13.33%) HAProxy
7 5 (11.11%) Consul
7 5 (11.11%) cPanel
7 5 (11.11%) Fluentd
7 5 (11.11%) Plesk
8 2 (4.44%) Nagios
9 1 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (2.22%) Graylog
9 1 (2.22%) Kibana
9 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
9 1 (2.22%) Puppet
9 1 (2.22%) vCenter Server
9 1 (2.22%) yum
Vendors
1 24 (53.33%) Red Hat
2 12 (26.67%) VMware
3 10 (22.22%) Google
4 5 (11.11%) CA
4 5 (11.11%) Cloudera
4 5 (11.11%) CyberArk
4 5 (11.11%) MuleSoft
4 5 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (11.11%) SAP
4 5 (11.11%) Sonatype
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco
5 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle
6 2 (4.44%) Palo Alto
6 2 (4.44%) Splunk
7 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.22%) F5
7 1 (2.22%) Greenplum
7 1 (2.22%) New Relic
7 1 (2.22%) Talend