Period
to 17 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 458 509 550
Rank change year-on-year +51 +41 +52
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 379 439 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.42% 1.31% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 317 227
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £321
90th Percentile £638 £615 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £444 £430
% change year-on-year -1.41% +3.20% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
UK median hourly rate £48.50 £29.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.81% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.59 £25.74 -
% change year-on-year +84.85% - -

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 26,603 33,535 32,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.26% 32.50% 33.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,880 21,742 21,500
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £273 £263
90th Percentile £669 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,040 1,053 1,015
UK median hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.65% - -
10th Percentile £11.60 £12.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% -3.98%

Linux Command Line
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Command Line.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Command Line over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Command Line.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Top 16 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 October 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 +25 342 £500 -1.96% 161
UK excluding London +112 190 £438 -1.41% 117
London -21 181 £525 -4.55% 51
South East +35 72 £505 +18.82% 41
Scotland +44 27 £425 +70.00% 5
North of England +43 25 £450 - 12
East of England +46 24 £365 -8.88% 19
Midlands +63 21 £450 -14.29% 8
North West +42 19 £450 - 8
South West -13 19 £375 -21.05% 30
West Midlands +41 9 £475 - 5
East Midlands +39 6 £391 -25.48% 3
Yorkshire +31 5 £400 -15.79% 4
Wales +16 1 - - 1
North East +14 1 £388 +3.33%
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 269 (70.98%) Linux
2 160 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (38.26%) Java
4 136 (35.88%) Python
5 135 (35.62%) Unix
5 135 (35.62%) DevOps
6 116 (30.61%) AWS
7 112 (29.55%) Bash Shell
8 103 (27.18%) Git (software)
9 96 (25.33%) SQL
10 95 (25.07%) Windows
10 95 (25.07%) Docker
11 90 (23.75%) Jenkins
12 82 (21.64%) JavaScript
13 78 (20.58%) Test Automation
14 76 (20.05%) Azure
15 75 (19.79%) Continuous Integration
15 75 (19.79%) Terraform
16 72 (19.00%) Kubernetes
17 70 (18.47%) PowerShell
18 68 (17.94%) Ansible
19 66 (17.41%) TDD
20 56 (14.78%) Scrum
20 56 (14.78%) MySQL
20 56 (14.78%) Spring
21 52 (13.72%) Microsoft
22 51 (13.46%) Software Engineering
23 50 (13.19%) JSON
23 50 (13.19%) REST
23 50 (13.19%) Finance

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 20 (5.28%) Confluence
2 17 (4.49%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.22%) Tomcat
4 15 (3.96%) Apache Spark
5 14 (3.69%) Apache
6 10 (2.64%) IIS
7 9 (2.37%) JBoss
8 7 (1.85%) Ethereum
8 7 (1.85%) Hyperledger
9 6 (1.58%) nginx
10 5 (1.32%) Mendix
10 5 (1.32%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (1.06%) Apache Airflow
11 4 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.06%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.79%) Drupal
12 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.79%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 3 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.85%) Distributed Ledger
1 7 (1.85%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 116 (30.61%) AWS
2 76 (20.05%) Azure
3 31 (8.18%) Serverless
4 30 (7.92%) GitHub
5 28 (7.39%) Amazon ECS
6 27 (7.12%) IaaS
7 26 (6.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 26 (6.86%) GCP
8 25 (6.60%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (6.60%) PaaS
9 23 (6.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 23 (6.07%) Amazon S3
10 21 (5.54%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (5.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 17 (4.49%) Amazon Kinesis
13 13 (3.43%) OpenShift
14 11 (2.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 11 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (2.37%) Dynamics 365
15 9 (2.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.92%) SSH
2 22 (5.80%) Firewall
3 17 (4.49%) VPN
4 16 (4.22%) TCP/IP
5 14 (3.69%) DNS
5 14 (3.69%) Network Security
5 14 (3.69%) Wireshark
6 13 (3.43%) HTTP
6 13 (3.43%) Internet
7 11 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (2.64%) BGP
8 10 (2.64%) MQTT
8 10 (2.64%) OSPF
9 8 (2.11%) LAN
10 7 (1.85%) MPLS
10 7 (1.85%) SNMP
10 7 (1.85%) VoIP
10 7 (1.85%) WAN
11 6 (1.58%) IPsec
11 6 (1.58%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.78%) MySQL
2 39 (10.29%) SQL Server
3 31 (8.18%) Amazon RDS
4 28 (7.39%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (5.28%) Azure SQL Database
5 20 (5.28%) Hadoop
6 19 (5.01%) MongoDB
7 17 (4.49%) Big Data
8 15 (3.96%) Relational Database
9 13 (3.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 12 (3.17%) Redis
11 11 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (2.64%) Amazon Athena
12 10 (2.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 10 (2.64%) Blockchain
12 10 (2.64%) HBase
12 10 (2.64%) NoSQL
12 10 (2.64%) RDBMS
12 10 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 103 (27.18%) Git (software)
2 90 (23.75%) Jenkins
3 47 (12.40%) JIRA
4 37 (9.76%) Visual Studio Team System
5 23 (6.07%) Maven
6 22 (5.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (5.54%) GitLab
7 21 (5.54%) SonarQube
8 18 (4.75%) Bitbucket
9 17 (4.49%) Eclipse
9 17 (4.49%) JUnit
9 17 (4.49%) Visual Studio
10 15 (3.96%) Mockito
11 13 (3.43%) CircleCI
12 12 (3.17%) Cucumber
12 12 (3.17%) IntelliJ
13 11 (2.90%) Subversion
14 10 (2.64%) Travis CI
15 9 (2.37%) Gradle
16 8 (2.11%) Ant
General
1 50 (13.19%) Finance
2 17 (4.49%) Banking
3 10 (2.64%) Retail Banking
4 9 (2.37%) Public Sector
5 7 (1.85%) Marketing
5 7 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.58%) Games
7 4 (1.06%) Military
8 3 (0.79%) Advertising
8 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.79%) Publishing
8 3 (0.79%) Retail
9 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 151 (39.84%) Developer
2 50 (13.19%) DevOps Engineer
3 48 (12.66%) Java Developer
4 35 (9.23%) AWS Engineer
5 23 (6.07%) React Developer
6 21 (5.54%) Cloud Engineer
7 20 (5.28%) Azure Engineer
7 20 (5.28%) Software Engineer
8 18 (4.75%) Administrator
8 18 (4.75%) JavaScript Developer
9 17 (4.49%) Platform Engineer
10 15 (3.96%) AWS DevOps
10 15 (3.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 13 (3.43%) Architect
11 13 (3.43%) Automation Engineer
11 13 (3.43%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (3.17%) Analyst
12 12 (3.17%) Network Engineer
12 12 (3.17%) Security Engineer
13 11 (2.90%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (14.78%) Spring
2 50 (13.19%) JSON
2 50 (13.19%) REST
3 48 (12.66%) HTML
4 43 (11.35%) CSS
5 41 (10.82%) RESTful
6 39 (10.29%) Node.js
7 32 (8.44%) XML
8 30 (7.92%) React
9 29 (7.65%) Web Services
10 28 (7.39%) SOAP
11 24 (6.33%) Flask
12 23 (6.07%) .NET
12 23 (6.07%) Hibernate
13 20 (5.28%) J2EE
14 19 (5.01%) AngularJS
15 18 (4.75%) OAuth
16 17 (4.49%) Spring Boot
17 15 (3.96%) Middleware
18 14 (3.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.80%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.22%) Video on Demand
4 14 (3.69%) Data Structures
4 14 (3.69%) Video\Live Streaming
5 13 (3.43%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.64%) Algorithms
6 10 (2.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.11%) Cloud Native
9 7 (1.85%) Bitcoin
9 7 (1.85%) Clustering
9 7 (1.85%) Smart Meter
10 6 (1.58%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (1.32%) IPTV
11 5 (1.32%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.32%) Replication
11 5 (1.32%) STB
Operating Systems
1 269 (70.98%) Linux
2 135 (35.62%) Unix
3 95 (25.07%) Windows
4 27 (7.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (6.60%) Windows Server
6 11 (2.90%) VMS
7 10 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (2.37%) Mac OS
9 8 (2.11%) CentOS
9 8 (2.11%) Embedded Linux
9 8 (2.11%) Ubuntu
10 7 (1.85%) Debian
11 6 (1.58%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.58%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.06%) AIX
12 4 (1.06%) FreeBSD
12 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.79%) Solaris
13 3 (0.79%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (35.62%) DevOps
3 78 (20.58%) Test Automation
4 75 (19.79%) Continuous Integration
5 66 (17.41%) TDD
6 56 (14.78%) Scrum
7 51 (13.46%) Software Engineering
8 46 (12.14%) Migration
9 45 (11.87%) Kanban
10 43 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
11 42 (11.08%) Configuration Management
11 42 (11.08%) Infrastructure as Code
11 42 (11.08%) Microservices
12 39 (10.29%) SDLC
13 38 (10.03%) BDD
14 34 (8.97%) OOP
15 31 (8.18%) Computer Science
16 27 (7.12%) Analytics
17 26 (6.86%) OO
18 23 (6.07%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 145 (38.26%) Java
2 136 (35.88%) Python
3 112 (29.55%) Bash Shell
4 96 (25.33%) SQL
5 82 (21.64%) JavaScript
6 70 (18.47%) PowerShell
7 42 (11.08%) TypeScript
8 38 (10.03%) Perl
9 36 (9.50%) Shell Script
10 35 (9.23%) PHP
11 31 (8.18%) Ruby
12 27 (7.12%) Scala
13 25 (6.60%) C#
14 20 (5.28%) Go
15 17 (4.49%) Java 8
16 15 (3.96%) C
16 15 (3.96%) C++
17 11 (2.90%) Korn
18 10 (2.64%) R
19 7 (1.85%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 46 (12.14%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.86%) Degree
3 24 (6.33%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.22%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.58%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.58%) CCENT
6 6 (1.58%) CCNA
6 6 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.06%) CCIP
7 4 (1.06%) CCNP
7 4 (1.06%) CCSA
7 4 (1.06%) CCSE
8 3 (0.79%) JNCIE
8 3 (0.79%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.53%) MCSA
9 2 (0.53%) MCSE
9 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.26%) MCP
10 1 (0.26%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.37%) QA
2 8 (2.11%) SLA
3 5 (1.32%) GDPR
3 5 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.79%) NCSC
4 3 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.26%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 95 (25.07%) Docker
2 45 (11.87%) Active Directory
3 32 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (8.18%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (3.43%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.17%) Firmware
7 10 (2.64%) HDFS
7 10 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.32%) RACF
8 5 (1.32%) vSphere
9 4 (1.06%) LXC
9 4 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.79%) NFS
11 2 (0.53%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.53%) SRDF
11 2 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 75 (19.79%) Terraform
2 72 (19.00%) Kubernetes
3 68 (17.94%) Ansible
4 39 (10.29%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (10.03%) Puppet
6 14 (3.69%) Hadoop YARN
7 9 (2.37%) Grafana
8 6 (1.58%) SCCM
8 6 (1.58%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.32%) Packer
9 5 (1.32%) vRealize
10 4 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (1.06%) Kibana
10 4 (1.06%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.06%) SCOM
10 4 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.79%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (0.79%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.53%) SELinux
Vendors
1 52 (13.72%) Microsoft
2 36 (9.50%) Red Hat
3 34 (8.97%) VMware
4 26 (6.86%) Oracle
5 24 (6.33%) Atlassian
6 23 (6.07%) Splunk
7 21 (5.54%) Google
8 18 (4.75%) Cisco
9 9 (2.37%) IBM
10 8 (2.11%) Facebook
10 8 (2.11%) HP
10 8 (2.11%) Twitter
10 8 (2.11%) YouTube
11 7 (1.85%) Juniper
12 6 (1.58%) AppDynamics
12 6 (1.58%) Percona
13 5 (1.32%) Coverity
13 5 (1.32%) Huawei
13 5 (1.32%) hybris
13 5 (1.32%) Palo Alto