Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 784 801 762
Rank change year-on-year +17 -39 +37
Contract jobs citing Debian 87 88 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.42% 0.43% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 60 82
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £283 £275 £313
90th Percentile £626 £639 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £435 £431
% change year-on-year +0.57% +0.87% +46.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +181.25% -68.00%
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 20,853 20,678 20,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.93% 20.76% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,009 13,192 12,636
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.94%
10th Percentile £160 £168 £193
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year +3.90% +4.05% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,352 1,266 1,271
UK median hourly rate £17.39 £17.43 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.22% +5.64% -2.48%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.36% +3.13% -3.03%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +9 83 £463 +2.78% 77
UK excluding London -32 47 £438 +0.57% 46
London +20 40 £500 +11.11% 31
South West -15 16 £450 +63.64% 8
South East -22 12 £425 -11.69% 9
North of England -11 10 £400 -3.03% 19
North West 0 5 £275 -35.29% 7
North East -6 4 £600 +84.62% 8
East of England - 3 £350 - 6
Midlands +2 2 £325 -45.83% 4
Scotland -9 2 £550 -
Wales -14 2 - -
West Midlands -23 2 £325 -45.83% 2
Yorkshire -13 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 87 (100.00%) Linux
2 56 (64.37%) Puppet
3 49 (56.32%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (56.32%) DevOps
4 46 (52.87%) Red Hat
5 41 (47.13%) Ansible
6 39 (44.83%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (44.83%) Ubuntu
7 38 (43.68%) Python
8 37 (42.53%) Apache
8 37 (42.53%) Windows
9 34 (39.08%) Git (software)
10 32 (36.78%) Terraform
11 31 (35.63%) CentOS
11 31 (35.63%) Microsoft Azure
12 28 (32.18%) Bash Shell
13 26 (29.89%) Jenkins
14 25 (28.74%) Perl
14 25 (28.74%) VMware
15 24 (27.59%) Java
15 24 (27.59%) JavaScript
15 24 (27.59%) PowerShell
16 23 (26.44%) Ruby
17 22 (25.29%) MySQL
17 22 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (25.29%) Docker
18 21 (24.14%) AWS CloudFormation
18 21 (24.14%) C#
18 21 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (22.99%) 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 37 (42.53%) Apache
2 19 (21.84%) nginx
3 15 (17.24%) Tomcat
4 13 (14.94%) IIS
4 13 (14.94%) Jetty
4 13 (14.94%) Mongrel
4 13 (14.94%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.60%) Apache Solr
5 4 (4.60%) CMS
6 2 (2.30%) Confluence
6 2 (2.30%) Drupal
6 2 (2.30%) SilverStripe
6 2 (2.30%) WordPress
7 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.15%) JBoss
7 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 49 (56.32%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (35.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (24.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 15 (17.24%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (12.64%) Sumo Logic
6 9 (10.34%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (10.34%) Amazon S3
7 8 (9.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (5.75%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (4.60%) Office 365
10 3 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (3.45%) GitHub
10 3 (3.45%) IaaS
10 3 (3.45%) Serverless
10 3 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (2.30%) Google App Engine
11 2 (2.30%) PaaS
11 2 (2.30%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (2.30%) SaaS
12 1 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.54%) HTTP
2 13 (14.94%) DNS
3 9 (10.34%) DHCP
4 8 (9.20%) Firewall
5 5 (5.75%) DKIM
5 5 (5.75%) DMARC
6 4 (4.60%) SSH
6 4 (4.60%) SSL
6 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.45%) Internet
7 3 (3.45%) IPsec
7 3 (3.45%) IPv6
7 3 (3.45%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.45%) SAN
7 3 (3.45%) VPN
8 2 (2.30%) DMZ
8 2 (2.30%) DVB
8 2 (2.30%) LAN
8 2 (2.30%) VLAN
8 2 (2.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.29%) MySQL
2 9 (10.34%) MongoDB
3 8 (9.20%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (8.05%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.75%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.60%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.15%) Big Data
9 1 (1.15%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.15%) Redis
9 1 (1.15%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 34 (39.08%) Git (software)
2 26 (29.89%) Jenkins
3 16 (18.39%) Vagrant
4 13 (14.94%) Ant
4 13 (14.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 13 (14.94%) CruiseControl
4 13 (14.94%) Gradle
4 13 (14.94%) Maven
4 13 (14.94%) MSBuild
4 13 (14.94%) TeamCity
5 11 (12.64%) Travis CI
6 6 (6.90%) Subversion
7 5 (5.75%) Cucumber
7 5 (5.75%) Mercurial
8 4 (4.60%) JIRA
8 4 (4.60%) Selenium
9 2 (2.30%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.30%) CppUnit
9 2 (2.30%) PhpStorm
9 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (9.20%) Finance
2 2 (2.30%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (34.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (24.14%) Administrator
2 21 (24.14%) Linux Administrator
3 15 (17.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 15 (17.24%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (12.64%) Azure DevOps
4 11 (12.64%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 11 (12.64%) Azure Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Developer
5 8 (9.20%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (4.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) PHP Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (4.60%) Ubuntu Administrator
8 3 (3.45%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.94%) JRuby
1 13 (14.94%) Servlets
2 12 (13.79%) HTML
2 12 (13.79%) LAMP
3 10 (11.49%) LDAP
4 8 (9.20%) CSS
4 8 (9.20%) Web Services
5 5 (5.75%) CodeIgniter
5 5 (5.75%) jQuery
6 4 (4.60%) Ajax
6 4 (4.60%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (3.45%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.45%) JSON
7 3 (3.45%) Laravel
7 3 (3.45%) ModSecurity
7 3 (3.45%) SOAP
8 2 (2.30%) .NET
8 2 (2.30%) CSS3
8 2 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (2.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.60%) User Experience
3 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.30%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.30%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.30%) PKI
4 2 (2.30%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.15%) Clustering
5 1 (1.15%) Fintech
5 1 (1.15%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.15%) Life Science
5 1 (1.15%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 87 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (44.83%) Ubuntu
3 37 (42.53%) Windows
4 31 (35.63%) CentOS
5 20 (22.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (14.94%) Fedora
7 10 (11.49%) Unix
8 8 (9.20%) CoreOS
9 5 (5.75%) Windows Server
9 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.30%) FreeBSD
11 2 (2.30%) Kali Linux
12 1 (1.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (56.32%) DevOps
2 22 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (16.09%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (14.94%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (13.79%) Cloud Operations
5 12 (13.79%) Computer Science
5 12 (13.79%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 7 (8.05%) Configuration Management
6 7 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (6.90%) High Availability
8 5 (5.75%) Migration
9 4 (4.60%) DNA
9 4 (4.60%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.60%) Information Security
9 4 (4.60%) Information Security Management
9 4 (4.60%) ISMS
9 4 (4.60%) Security Management
9 4 (4.60%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.60%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.60%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (43.68%) Python
2 28 (32.18%) Bash Shell
3 25 (28.74%) Perl
4 24 (27.59%) Java
4 24 (27.59%) JavaScript
4 24 (27.59%) PowerShell
5 23 (26.44%) Ruby
6 21 (24.14%) C#
7 18 (20.69%) Go
8 14 (16.09%) PHP
9 11 (12.64%) Shell Script
10 8 (9.20%) C++
11 6 (6.90%) SQL
12 1 (1.15%) Bourne shell
12 1 (1.15%) Java 8
12 1 (1.15%) R
12 1 (1.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (16.09%) Degree
2 12 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
4 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.30%) BC Cleared
6 2 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.30%) CISSP
6 2 (2.30%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.30%) MCITP
6 2 (2.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) GDPR
2 3 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.15%) GPG13
4 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 22 (25.29%) Docker
2 21 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (19.54%) Hyper-V
4 14 (16.09%) VirtualBox
5 7 (8.05%) Postfix
5 7 (8.05%) Squid
6 6 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
7 5 (5.75%) NFS
7 5 (5.75%) Samba
8 4 (4.60%) KVM
9 3 (3.45%) Snort
10 2 (2.30%) iptables
10 2 (2.30%) pfSense
10 2 (2.30%) vSphere
11 1 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (1.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (64.37%) Puppet
2 41 (47.13%) Ansible
3 39 (44.83%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (36.78%) Terraform
5 20 (22.99%) Kibana
6 18 (20.69%) Nagios
6 18 (20.69%) Packer
7 17 (19.54%) logstash
8 16 (18.39%) Kubernetes
9 14 (16.09%) Salt
10 12 (13.79%) Graylog
11 3 (3.45%) FortiGate
11 3 (3.45%) HAProxy
11 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (3.45%) ZABBIX
12 1 (1.15%) Cacti
12 1 (1.15%) Capistrano
12 1 (1.15%) Netcool
12 1 (1.15%) OpenNMS
12 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 46 (52.87%) Red Hat
2 25 (28.74%) VMware
3 20 (22.99%) Microsoft
4 16 (18.39%) AppDynamics
5 13 (14.94%) Splunk
6 12 (13.79%) New Relic
7 7 (8.05%) Google
8 5 (5.75%) Oracle
9 4 (4.60%) hybris
9 4 (4.60%) MuleSoft
10 3 (3.45%) Clearswift
10 3 (3.45%) Dynatrace
10 3 (3.45%) Lets Encrypt
10 3 (3.45%) Symantec
11 2 (2.30%) Adobe
11 2 (2.30%) Cisco
11 2 (2.30%) PagerDuty
11 2 (2.30%) Rackspace
11 2 (2.30%) Veeam
11 2 (2.30%) Zend