Period
to 17 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Linux Command Line in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux Command Line over the 6 months to 17 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Linux/Unix Command Line Interface (CLI)
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 585 391 480
Rank change year-on-year -194 +89 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 218 137 408
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.92% 1.45% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 79 252
10th Percentile £363 £356 £307
25th Percentile £425 £405 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £518 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -10.00% -3.38%
75th Percentile £575 £500 £575
90th Percentile £645 £584 £642
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +16.18% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £60.50 £49.34
Median % change year-on-year - +22.63% +89.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.50 £46.67
% change year-on-year - +29.63% +83.02%

Linux Command Line is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 23,615 9,436 25,921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.76% 31.30% 28.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,399 6,327 16,979
10th Percentile £306 £268 £275
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.59% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £625 £606 £575
90th Percentile £713 £725 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 336 876
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.19 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.04 £17.19 £14.22
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +31.86% -0.69%
75th Percentile £49.80 £47.25 £47.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.25 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year -10.42% +26.12% -1.83%

Linux Command Line
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Linux Command Line as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux Command Line.

Daily rate trend for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux Command Line over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux Command Line.

Hourly rate trend for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Command Line within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 -176 168 £525 +15.07% 90
UK excluding London -103 101 £494 +16.18% 45
London -191 70 £555 +11.00% 47
Work from Home -204 68 £518 +9.52% 11
South East -74 30 £525 +17.32% 16
South West -19 27 £400 +6.67% 5
Midlands - 15 £528 - 6
West Midlands - 14 £528 - 4
Scotland -72 13 £489 +19.21%
North of England -78 9 £540 +30.12% 11
North West -50 8 £540 +33.33% 5
East of England -44 7 £463 +2.78% 5
Yorkshire -47 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Linux Command Line 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 Linux Command Line.

1 147 (67.43%) Linux
2 113 (51.83%) Python
3 104 (47.71%) DevOps
4 95 (43.58%) Bash Shell
5 94 (43.12%) Git (software)
6 84 (38.53%) Kubernetes
7 83 (38.07%) Docker
8 76 (34.86%) Terraform
9 73 (33.49%) SQL
10 62 (28.44%) AWS
11 61 (27.98%) Azure
11 61 (27.98%) Windows
12 57 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
13 51 (23.39%) PowerShell
14 50 (22.94%) Jenkins
14 50 (22.94%) Java
15 48 (22.02%) Unix
16 47 (21.56%) Infrastructure as Code
17 43 (19.72%) JIRA
18 42 (19.27%) Configuration Management
19 40 (18.35%) JavaScript
20 38 (17.43%) Social Skills
21 37 (16.97%) Test Automation
22 36 (16.51%) Red Hat
23 35 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
24 33 (15.14%) Open Source
24 33 (15.14%) Ansible
24 33 (15.14%) AWS CloudFormation
24 33 (15.14%) Problem-Solving
25 32 (14.68%) Bitbucket

Linux Command Line
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 22 (10.09%) Confluence
2 13 (5.96%) Apache
3 12 (5.50%) Tomcat
4 11 (5.05%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (4.59%) Apache Spark
5 10 (4.59%) nginx
6 8 (3.67%) SAS
7 5 (2.29%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.38%) JBoss
9 2 (0.92%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.46%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.46%) IIS
10 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 62 (28.44%) AWS
2 61 (27.98%) Azure
3 33 (15.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 27 (12.39%) Serverless
5 21 (9.63%) AWS Lambda
6 20 (9.17%) Amazon S3
7 19 (8.72%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (8.72%) GCP
8 17 (7.80%) Azure Pipelines
8 17 (7.80%) PaaS
9 16 (7.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 16 (7.34%) IaaS
10 15 (6.88%) Route 53
11 14 (6.42%) Azure Storage
11 14 (6.42%) GitHub
12 13 (5.96%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (5.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (3.21%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (3.21%) BrowserStack
14 7 (3.21%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.34%) SSL
2 15 (6.88%) Firewall
3 12 (5.50%) DNS
3 12 (5.50%) Internet
4 11 (5.05%) SSH
5 8 (3.67%) VLAN
6 7 (3.21%) HTTP
6 7 (3.21%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.21%) WAN
7 5 (2.29%) MQTT
7 5 (2.29%) SAN
7 5 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.83%) NAS
8 4 (1.83%) tcpdump
9 3 (1.38%) Bluetooth
9 3 (1.38%) DHCP
9 3 (1.38%) Network Security
10 2 (0.92%) 3G
10 2 (0.92%) 802.11
10 2 (0.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.09%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (9.17%) SQL Server
3 18 (8.26%) Big Data
3 18 (8.26%) Relational Database
4 14 (6.42%) Hadoop
5 13 (5.96%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (5.96%) MySQL
6 10 (4.59%) Apache Hive
7 6 (2.75%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.75%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.83%) BigQuery
8 4 (1.83%) Bigtable
8 4 (1.83%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.83%) Power BI
8 4 (1.83%) Redis
9 3 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.38%) GIS
9 3 (1.38%) InfluxDB
9 3 (1.38%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 94 (43.12%) Git (software)
2 50 (22.94%) Jenkins
3 43 (19.72%) JIRA
4 32 (14.68%) Bitbucket
5 21 (9.63%) GitLab
6 18 (8.26%) SonarQube
7 13 (5.96%) Selenium
8 12 (5.50%) Maven
9 11 (5.05%) Gradle
9 11 (5.05%) TeamCity
10 10 (4.59%) CircleCI
10 10 (4.59%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (4.59%) Travis CI
11 9 (4.13%) JUnit
11 9 (4.13%) Visual Studio
12 8 (3.67%) Visual Studio Code
13 7 (3.21%) Eclipse
13 7 (3.21%) Mockito
14 6 (2.75%) gulp
15 4 (1.83%) PyCharm
General
1 38 (17.43%) Social Skills
2 27 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (11.01%) Finance
4 16 (7.34%) Public Sector
5 7 (3.21%) Documentation Skills
6 5 (2.29%) Banking
7 4 (1.83%) Electronics
7 4 (1.83%) Retail
8 2 (0.92%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.46%) Law
9 1 (0.46%) Marketing
9 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.46%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 52 (23.85%) Developer
2 51 (23.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (11.47%) Platform Engineer
4 24 (11.01%) Azure Engineer
5 16 (7.34%) AWS Engineer
6 12 (5.50%) Cloud Engineer
7 11 (5.05%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 11 (5.05%) Python Developer
8 9 (4.13%) Administrator
9 8 (3.67%) Architect
9 8 (3.67%) Azure DevOps
9 8 (3.67%) Consultant
9 8 (3.67%) Unix Engineer
10 7 (3.21%) Cloud Developer
10 7 (3.21%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 7 (3.21%) Senior DevOps
10 7 (3.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 6 (2.75%) Linux Administrator
11 6 (2.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.75%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.47%) YAML
2 20 (9.17%) Kafka
3 19 (8.72%) HTML
4 18 (8.26%) Web Services
5 17 (7.80%) Elastic Stack
5 17 (7.80%) JSON
6 16 (7.34%) ARM Templates
6 16 (7.34%) Node.js
6 16 (7.34%) React
7 13 (5.96%) RESTful
8 12 (5.50%) SOAP
9 11 (5.05%) REST
10 9 (4.13%) Jest
11 8 (3.67%) LDAP
12 7 (3.21%) PySpark
13 6 (2.75%) CSS
13 6 (2.75%) WebSockets
13 6 (2.75%) XML
14 5 (2.29%) RabbitMQ
14 5 (2.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.05%) PKI
2 10 (4.59%) Data Structures
2 10 (4.59%) Public Cloud
3 9 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.21%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.29%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (2.29%) Legacy Systems
7 5 (2.29%) Raspberry Pi
7 5 (2.29%) Replication
7 5 (2.29%) User Experience
8 4 (1.83%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.38%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.38%) Symmetrix
10 2 (0.92%) AS400
10 2 (0.92%) Equities
10 2 (0.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 147 (67.43%) Linux
2 61 (27.98%) Windows
3 48 (22.02%) Unix
4 29 (13.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (6.42%) Windows Server
6 11 (5.05%) Ubuntu
7 10 (4.59%) CentOS
8 8 (3.67%) Solaris
9 6 (2.75%) Alpine Linux
10 5 (2.29%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (2.29%) SUSE
10 5 (2.29%) VMS
11 4 (1.83%) AIX
11 4 (1.83%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (1.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.46%) Debian
13 1 (0.46%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (47.71%) DevOps
2 57 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (21.56%) Infrastructure as Code
4 42 (19.27%) Configuration Management
5 37 (16.97%) Test Automation
6 35 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (15.14%) Open Source
7 33 (15.14%) Problem-Solving
8 29 (13.30%) Analytics
9 25 (11.47%) Software Engineering
10 22 (10.09%) Microservices
11 20 (9.17%) Migration
12 19 (8.72%) OOP
13 17 (7.80%) ETL
14 15 (6.88%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (6.88%) Release Management
15 14 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (6.42%) OO
15 14 (6.42%) Storage Management
16 13 (5.96%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 113 (51.83%) Python
2 95 (43.58%) Bash Shell
3 73 (33.49%) SQL
4 51 (23.39%) PowerShell
5 50 (22.94%) Java
6 40 (18.35%) JavaScript
7 22 (10.09%) Perl
8 20 (9.17%) Go
8 20 (9.17%) Shell Script
9 13 (5.96%) C
9 13 (5.96%) C++
10 11 (5.05%) Ruby
11 10 (4.59%) ES6
12 9 (4.13%) PHP
13 8 (3.67%) TypeScript
14 7 (3.21%) Scala
15 6 (2.75%) C#
16 4 (1.83%) AWK
16 4 (1.83%) Bourne shell
16 4 (1.83%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (11.01%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.67%) Degree
4 7 (3.21%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.83%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) CISA
6 1 (0.46%) CISSP
6 1 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.46%) PhD
6 1 (0.46%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.46%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.34%) QA
2 3 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 3 (1.38%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.38%) SLA
3 1 (0.46%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.46%) DICOM
3 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.46%) GDPR
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) SOC 1
3 1 (0.46%) SOC 2
System Software
1 83 (38.07%) Docker
2 19 (8.72%) Active Directory
3 13 (5.96%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (2.29%) VirtualBox
4 5 (2.29%) vSphere
5 4 (1.83%) NFS
5 4 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.38%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.38%) KVM
6 3 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.38%) RACF
6 3 (1.38%) Samba
6 3 (1.38%) SRDF
7 2 (0.92%) HDFS
7 2 (0.92%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.46%) Postfix
8 1 (0.46%) qmail
8 1 (0.46%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 84 (38.53%) Kubernetes
2 76 (34.86%) Terraform
3 33 (15.14%) Ansible
4 15 (6.88%) Consul
4 15 (6.88%) Nagios
4 15 (6.88%) Packer
5 14 (6.42%) Docker Swarm
5 14 (6.42%) Grafana
5 14 (6.42%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (5.96%) Rancher
7 11 (5.05%) Puppet
8 8 (3.67%) Graylog
9 7 (3.21%) Prometheus
10 6 (2.75%) Control-M
10 6 (2.75%) Istio
10 6 (2.75%) ZABBIX
11 4 (1.83%) Avamar
11 4 (1.83%) Cobbler
11 4 (1.83%) HAProxy
11 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 36 (16.51%) Red Hat
2 21 (9.63%) Oracle
3 18 (8.26%) Microsoft
3 18 (8.26%) Splunk
4 15 (6.88%) Atlassian
5 12 (5.50%) NetApp
6 9 (4.13%) Google
6 9 (4.13%) VMware
7 8 (3.67%) F5
7 8 (3.67%) IBM
7 8 (3.67%) SolarWinds
8 7 (3.21%) SAP
9 6 (2.75%) EMC
10 5 (2.29%) Coverity
11 4 (1.83%) Databricks
11 4 (1.83%) Delphix
11 4 (1.83%) Klocwork
11 4 (1.83%) Veritas
12 3 (1.38%) CommVault
12 3 (1.38%) Sun