Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 502 486 513
Rank change year-on-year -16 +27 +67
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 249 428 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 1.34% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 289 246
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £309 £317 £325
90th Percentile £650 £603 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
UK median hourly rate £50.25 £25.12 £46.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.08% -45.46% -2.03%
10th Percentile £46.93 £24.23 £30.69
90th Percentile £54.98 £58.22 £49.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 - £47.50

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 22,330 31,822 33,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.15% 32.22% 32.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,093 20,733 21,919
UK median daily rate £458 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £260
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 998 998 964
UK median hourly rate £24.25 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.27% -2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.01 £11.28
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.50% - +2.56%

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020. 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 -3 229 £500 -3.38% 122
UK excluding London +62 139 £475 +5.56% 94
London -4 107 £550 +1.85% 44
South East +66 57 £493 +12.57% 27
North of England +57 34 £475 +5.56% 19
North West +27 23 £500 +11.11% 13
Scotland +33 16 £350 +55.56% 14
South West +2 13 £444 -1.39% 18
Yorkshire +41 10 £450 +5.88% 5
Midlands +48 9 £425 -19.05% 6
East of England +29 8 £519 +18.57% 8
West Midlands +33 7 £475 -15.18% 4
East Midlands +29 2 £338 -35.71% 2
Wales +22 1 - - 2
North East +14 1 £388 -20.10% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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.

1 195 (78.31%) Linux
2 104 (41.77%) Python
3 102 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (38.96%) Java
5 93 (37.35%) DevOps
6 92 (36.95%) Docker
7 78 (31.33%) Unix
8 77 (30.92%) Jenkins
9 70 (28.11%) AWS
10 68 (27.31%) Bash Shell
10 68 (27.31%) Continuous Integration
11 67 (26.91%) Azure
11 67 (26.91%) Git (software)
11 67 (26.91%) Kubernetes
12 62 (24.90%) Terraform
13 59 (23.69%) SQL
14 55 (22.09%) Test Automation
15 53 (21.29%) Windows
16 50 (20.08%) Ansible
17 48 (19.28%) TDD
18 47 (18.88%) JavaScript
19 46 (18.47%) Finance
20 45 (18.07%) Spring
20 45 (18.07%) PowerShell
20 45 (18.07%) Infrastructure as Code
21 42 (16.87%) REST
22 36 (14.46%) JSON
22 36 (14.46%) Scrum
22 36 (14.46%) MySQL
23 35 (14.06%) Microservices

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 16 (6.43%) Confluence
2 14 (5.62%) Apache
3 12 (4.82%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.42%) IIS
5 10 (4.02%) OpenStack
6 7 (2.81%) JBoss
6 7 (2.81%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.41%) nginx
8 5 (2.01%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.61%) MS Exchange
10 3 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.20%) GemFire
10 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.20%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.80%) Drupal
11 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Fuse
12 1 (0.40%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.61%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 4 (1.61%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.40%) InVision
4 1 (0.40%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 70 (28.11%) AWS
2 67 (26.91%) Azure
3 18 (7.23%) GitHub
4 17 (6.83%) GCP
5 16 (6.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (6.43%) PaaS
6 15 (6.02%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (5.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (5.22%) IaaS
9 11 (4.42%) Amazon S3
9 11 (4.42%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (4.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (4.02%) Serverless
11 9 (3.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (3.61%) Office 365
11 9 (3.61%) OpenShift
12 7 (2.81%) Amazon ECS
13 6 (2.41%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (2.41%) npm
14 5 (2.01%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.03%) SSH
2 14 (5.62%) DNS
2 14 (5.62%) Network Security
3 12 (4.82%) Firewall
3 12 (4.82%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.42%) Internet
5 10 (4.02%) MQTT
5 10 (4.02%) VPN
6 9 (3.61%) HTTP
6 9 (3.61%) Wireshark
7 7 (2.81%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (2.81%) VoIP
8 6 (2.41%) BGP
8 6 (2.41%) DHCP
8 6 (2.41%) OSPF
8 6 (2.41%) SSL
9 5 (2.01%) IPsec
10 4 (1.61%) NAS
10 4 (1.61%) tcpdump
10 4 (1.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.46%) MySQL
2 15 (6.02%) NoSQL
3 14 (5.62%) Azure SQL Database
3 14 (5.62%) Hadoop
3 14 (5.62%) Relational Database
3 14 (5.62%) SQL Server
4 13 (5.22%) Big Data
4 13 (5.22%) Redis
5 12 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (4.42%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (4.42%) Parquet
6 11 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (3.61%) MongoDB
8 8 (3.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (2.01%) Data Lake
9 5 (2.01%) HBase
9 5 (2.01%) MariaDB
9 5 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 77 (30.92%) Jenkins
2 67 (26.91%) Git (software)
3 34 (13.65%) JIRA
4 20 (8.03%) SonarQube
5 17 (6.83%) Maven
6 15 (6.02%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (5.22%) Cucumber
7 13 (5.22%) Subversion
8 11 (4.42%) JUnit
8 11 (4.42%) Vagrant
8 11 (4.42%) Visual Studio
9 10 (4.02%) Eclipse
9 10 (4.02%) IntelliJ
9 10 (4.02%) TeamCity
10 8 (3.21%) Gradle
11 7 (2.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (2.81%) Bitbucket
11 7 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (2.41%) GitLab
12 6 (2.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 46 (18.47%) Finance
2 7 (2.81%) Banking
3 6 (2.41%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.01%) Military
4 5 (2.01%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.80%) Games
6 1 (0.40%) Advertising
6 1 (0.40%) Billing
6 1 (0.40%) Electronics
6 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Law
6 1 (0.40%) Legal
6 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 80 (32.13%) Developer
2 52 (20.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 29 (11.65%) Java Developer
4 21 (8.43%) AWS Engineer
5 19 (7.63%) Software Engineer
6 17 (6.83%) Azure Engineer
6 17 (6.83%) Python Developer
6 17 (6.83%) React Developer
7 16 (6.43%) AWS DevOps
7 16 (6.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 16 (6.43%) Senior DevOps
8 14 (5.62%) Senior Developer
9 13 (5.22%) Cloud Engineer
9 13 (5.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 11 (4.42%) Architect
11 10 (4.02%) JavaScript Developer
11 10 (4.02%) Network Engineer
12 9 (3.61%) Angular Developer
12 9 (3.61%) Security Engineer
12 9 (3.61%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (18.07%) Spring
2 42 (16.87%) REST
3 36 (14.46%) JSON
4 23 (9.24%) React
5 22 (8.84%) RESTful
6 21 (8.43%) Flask
6 21 (8.43%) Web Services
7 20 (8.03%) Django
8 19 (7.63%) HTML
8 19 (7.63%) SOAP
9 18 (7.23%) .NET
10 17 (6.83%) J2EE
10 17 (6.83%) XML
11 15 (6.02%) CSS
11 15 (6.02%) Hibernate
12 13 (5.22%) JPA
13 12 (4.82%) Kafka
13 12 (4.82%) Middleware
13 12 (4.82%) Node.js
13 12 (4.82%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.02%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.02%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (3.61%) Public Cloud
4 8 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.21%) Video on Demand
4 8 (3.21%) Video\Live Streaming
5 7 (2.81%) Clustering
5 7 (2.81%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.41%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.41%) User Experience
6 6 (2.41%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.01%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.61%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.61%) IPTV
8 4 (1.61%) STB
9 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.20%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 195 (78.31%) Linux
2 78 (31.33%) Unix
3 53 (21.29%) Windows
4 25 (10.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (7.23%) Windows Server
6 14 (5.62%) Ubuntu
7 11 (4.42%) CentOS
7 11 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (3.61%) VMS
9 8 (3.21%) Debian
9 8 (3.21%) Embedded Linux
10 7 (2.81%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.61%) FreeBSD
11 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.20%) DC/OS
12 3 (1.20%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.20%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.20%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (37.35%) DevOps
3 68 (27.31%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (22.09%) Test Automation
5 48 (19.28%) TDD
6 45 (18.07%) Infrastructure as Code
7 36 (14.46%) Scrum
8 35 (14.06%) Microservices
8 35 (14.06%) SDLC
9 31 (12.45%) Configuration Management
9 31 (12.45%) Software Engineering
10 30 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
11 29 (11.65%) Migration
12 28 (11.24%) BDD
12 28 (11.24%) OOP
13 23 (9.24%) Kanban
13 23 (9.24%) Pair Programming
14 21 (8.43%) Open Source
15 20 (8.03%) Validation
16 19 (7.63%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 104 (41.77%) Python
2 97 (38.96%) Java
3 68 (27.31%) Bash Shell
4 59 (23.69%) SQL
5 47 (18.88%) JavaScript
6 45 (18.07%) PowerShell
7 32 (12.85%) Ruby
8 27 (10.84%) Perl
9 22 (8.84%) Shell Script
10 20 (8.03%) Go
11 17 (6.83%) C#
11 17 (6.83%) TypeScript
12 13 (5.22%) PHP
13 12 (4.82%) C++
14 10 (4.02%) Scala
15 8 (3.21%) Java 8
16 7 (2.81%) C
17 4 (1.61%) ES6
17 4 (1.61%) R
17 4 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (12.45%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.24%) Degree
3 19 (7.63%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (4.02%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.01%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.61%) CCNA
7 4 (1.61%) CCNP
7 4 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.20%) CCIP
8 3 (1.20%) CCSA
8 3 (1.20%) CCSE
9 2 (0.80%) MCSA
9 2 (0.80%) MCSE
9 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.40%) MCP
10 1 (0.40%) MCSD
10 1 (0.40%) RHCE
10 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.21%) QA
2 5 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.61%) SLA
4 3 (1.20%) NCSC
4 3 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.80%) GDPR
5 2 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 92 (36.95%) Docker
2 26 (10.44%) Active Directory
3 18 (7.23%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (3.21%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.01%) HDFS
6 5 (2.01%) LXC
6 5 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.20%) NFS
8 2 (0.80%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.80%) vSphere
9 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.40%) Firmware
9 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 67 (26.91%) Kubernetes
2 62 (24.90%) Terraform
3 50 (20.08%) Ansible
4 25 (10.04%) Puppet
5 23 (9.24%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.61%) Packer
7 8 (3.21%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (2.81%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (2.81%) Kibana
9 5 (2.01%) Grafana
9 5 (2.01%) vRealize
10 4 (1.61%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (1.61%) Salt
10 4 (1.61%) SCOM
10 4 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (1.20%) CFEngine
11 3 (1.20%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.20%) Prometheus
11 3 (1.20%) SELinux
11 3 (1.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.64%) Red Hat
3 16 (6.43%) VMware
4 14 (5.62%) Cisco
5 12 (4.82%) Google
6 9 (3.61%) Oracle
7 8 (3.21%) Facebook
7 8 (3.21%) Twitter
7 8 (3.21%) YouTube
8 7 (2.81%) IBM
9 6 (2.41%) Coverity
9 6 (2.41%) HP
10 5 (2.01%) Splunk
11 4 (1.61%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.61%) F5
11 4 (1.61%) Fortinet
11 4 (1.61%) Huawei
12 3 (1.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 3 (1.20%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.20%) Juniper