Period
to 7 March 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 7 March 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 454 519 548
Rank change year-on-year +65 +29 -38
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 176 198 355
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.30% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.09% 0.95% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 142 231
Median daily rate £500 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.56% -8.04%
10th Percentile £300 £351 £325
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £48.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.17% -47.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.50 -

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 16,129 20,881 30,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.53% 31.62% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,786 13,516 20,580
Median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £258 £229 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 661 919 981
Median hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.15 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.63% +5.13% -2.50%

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 7 March 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 14 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 7 March 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 +90 128 £475 -5.00% 109
London +40 68 £518 -5.05% 42
Work from Home -171 64 £500 -20.00% 20
UK excluding London +108 61 £450 -5.26% 70
South East +75 18 £300 -38.46% 32
North of England +71 14 £539 +13.53% 9
South West +78 9 £550 +23.94% 8
East of England +62 9 £450 -14.29% 12
North West +45 8 £436 -27.33% 6
Midlands +45 6 £450 +16.13% 6
Yorkshire +43 6 £555 +20.00% 1
West Midlands +35 5 £448 +2.29% 5
Scotland +20 5 £410 +16.81%
East Midlands +23 1 £450 +33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 7 March 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.

1 111 (63.07%) Linux
2 89 (50.57%) Python
2 89 (50.57%) DevOps
3 71 (40.34%) Bash Shell
4 67 (38.07%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (37.50%) Azure
6 62 (35.23%) Jenkins
7 60 (34.09%) Git (software)
8 54 (30.68%) Docker
9 49 (27.84%) SQL
10 48 (27.27%) Windows
11 45 (25.57%) AWS
12 43 (24.43%) Java
13 42 (23.86%) Ansible
14 41 (23.30%) Kubernetes
15 40 (22.73%) Shell Script
15 40 (22.73%) Scrum
16 39 (22.16%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (22.16%) Unix
16 39 (22.16%) PowerShell
17 38 (21.59%) Problem-Solving
18 36 (20.45%) JIRA
19 34 (19.32%) Finance
20 33 (18.75%) GitLab
20 33 (18.75%) Terraform
21 32 (18.18%) Web Services
22 29 (16.48%) JSON
23 26 (14.77%) Microservices
23 26 (14.77%) Confluence
24 25 (14.20%) Scala

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 26 (14.77%) Confluence
2 24 (13.64%) Apache Spark
3 21 (11.93%) Apache
4 7 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (3.41%) nginx
6 4 (2.27%) IIS
6 4 (2.27%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.27%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.70%) JBoss
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.14%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.57%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.57%) Site Server
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.57%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.57%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.57%) Magento
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 66 (37.50%) Azure
2 45 (25.57%) AWS
3 21 (11.93%) Amazon ECS
3 21 (11.93%) GitHub
4 17 (9.66%) Serverless
5 16 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 15 (8.52%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (8.52%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (6.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (6.25%) AWS Fargate
9 10 (5.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (5.11%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 9 (5.11%) CloudFront
10 9 (5.11%) OpenShift
11 5 (2.84%) IaaS
12 4 (2.27%) Akamai
12 4 (2.27%) AWS CodePipeline
12 4 (2.27%) GCP
12 4 (2.27%) Route 53
13 3 (1.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.82%) Firewall
2 9 (5.11%) Network Security
2 9 (5.11%) VPN
3 8 (4.55%) DNS
3 8 (4.55%) SNMP
4 7 (3.98%) WAN
5 6 (3.41%) VXLAN
6 5 (2.84%) BGP
6 5 (2.84%) Internet
6 5 (2.84%) LAN
6 5 (2.84%) OSPF
7 4 (2.27%) DHCP
7 4 (2.27%) NAS
7 4 (2.27%) SAN
7 4 (2.27%) SSH
7 4 (2.27%) SSL
7 4 (2.27%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.27%) VRRP
8 3 (1.70%) VLAN
8 3 (1.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.64%) Hadoop
1 24 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (13.07%) Apache Hive
2 23 (13.07%) Big Data
3 20 (11.36%) HBase
4 13 (7.39%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (7.39%) NoSQL
5 12 (6.82%) MongoDB
6 9 (5.11%) Spark SQL
6 9 (5.11%) SQL Server
7 8 (4.55%) MySQL
7 8 (4.55%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.98%) Data Lake
9 6 (3.41%) Redis
10 4 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.27%) MariaDB
11 3 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.14%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (35.23%) Jenkins
2 60 (34.09%) Git (software)
3 36 (20.45%) JIRA
4 33 (18.75%) GitLab
5 24 (13.64%) Sonatype Nexus
6 17 (9.66%) IBM UrbanCode
7 13 (7.39%) Visual Studio
8 10 (5.68%) Bitbucket
8 10 (5.68%) Maven
8 10 (5.68%) SonarQube
9 9 (5.11%) Gradle
10 8 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (3.98%) git-flow
12 5 (2.84%) Subversion
12 5 (2.84%) TeamCity
13 4 (2.27%) Visual Studio Code
14 3 (1.70%) Ant
15 2 (1.14%) Eclipse
15 2 (1.14%) Selenium
General
1 34 (19.32%) Finance
2 7 (3.98%) Banking
3 6 (3.41%) Front Office
4 5 (2.84%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.84%) Retail
4 5 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
6 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (30.68%) Developer
2 30 (17.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (9.66%) Cloud Engineer
4 16 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
4 16 (9.09%) Scala Developer
5 15 (8.52%) Apache Spark Developer
5 15 (8.52%) Consultant
5 15 (8.52%) Hadoop Developer
5 15 (8.52%) Java Developer
6 13 (7.39%) AWS Engineer
6 13 (7.39%) Senior Developer
7 12 (6.82%) Python Developer
8 11 (6.25%) Big Data Developer
9 10 (5.68%) Architect
10 9 (5.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 9 (5.11%) Security Engineer
11 8 (4.55%) Azure DevOps
11 8 (4.55%) Senior Python Developer
12 7 (3.98%) ArcSight Engineer
12 7 (3.98%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.18%) Web Services
2 29 (16.48%) JSON
3 19 (10.80%) Kafka
4 18 (10.23%) Spring
5 17 (9.66%) React
6 14 (7.95%) RESTful
7 12 (6.82%) Node.js
7 12 (6.82%) OpenJDK
7 12 (6.82%) REST
7 12 (6.82%) SOAP
7 12 (6.82%) Spring Boot
8 10 (5.68%) Elastic Stack
8 10 (5.68%) Twisted
9 9 (5.11%) PySpark
10 8 (4.55%) .NET
10 8 (4.55%) YAML
11 7 (3.98%) HTML
11 7 (3.98%) Regular Expression
12 5 (2.84%) XML
13 4 (2.27%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.52%) Public Cloud
3 10 (5.68%) Market Risk
3 10 (5.68%) Swaptions
4 9 (5.11%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.70%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.70%) Equities
8 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.14%) CMDB
8 2 (1.14%) Derivative
8 2 (1.14%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.14%) FMCG
8 2 (1.14%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.57%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.57%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 111 (63.07%) Linux
2 48 (27.27%) Windows
3 39 (22.16%) Unix
4 15 (8.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (6.82%) Windows Server
6 8 (4.55%) CentOS
7 6 (3.41%) VMS
8 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (1.70%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.14%) Android
10 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.14%) Solaris
11 1 (0.57%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.57%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (50.57%) DevOps
2 67 (38.07%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (22.73%) Scrum
4 39 (22.16%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (21.59%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (14.77%) Microservices
7 25 (14.20%) Test Automation
8 24 (13.64%) Kanban
9 22 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 22 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
10 17 (9.66%) Migration
11 14 (7.95%) SDLC
12 13 (7.39%) OO
12 13 (7.39%) Workflow
13 11 (6.25%) TDD
14 10 (5.68%) BDD
14 10 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
15 8 (4.55%) Continuous Deployment
15 8 (4.55%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 89 (50.57%) Python
2 71 (40.34%) Bash Shell
3 49 (27.84%) SQL
4 43 (24.43%) Java
5 40 (22.73%) Shell Script
6 39 (22.16%) PowerShell
7 25 (14.20%) JavaScript
7 25 (14.20%) Scala
8 16 (9.09%) Perl
9 14 (7.95%) C#
10 10 (5.68%) PHP
10 10 (5.68%) Ruby
11 8 (4.55%) Elm
11 8 (4.55%) Haskell
12 7 (3.98%) C++
13 6 (3.41%) C
14 5 (2.84%) AWK
14 5 (2.84%) Groovy
14 5 (2.84%) sed
15 4 (2.27%) Go
Qualifications
1 19 (10.80%) SC Cleared
1 19 (10.80%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.55%) Degree
3 6 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.27%) CCNP
5 3 (1.70%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.14%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.14%) CCIE
6 2 (1.14%) CCNA
6 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.14%) RHCE
6 2 (1.14%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.57%) CCDE
7 1 (0.57%) CCDP
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.57%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.27%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.57%) GDPR
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (30.68%) Docker
2 19 (10.80%) HDFS
3 7 (3.98%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.84%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.27%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.70%) Samba
6 3 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.70%) vSphere
7 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.14%) Firmware
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.14%) Postfix
7 2 (1.14%) qmail
7 2 (1.14%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.14%) Xen
7 2 (1.14%) XenApp
7 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (23.86%) Ansible
2 41 (23.30%) Kubernetes
3 33 (18.75%) Terraform
4 19 (10.80%) Oozie
5 16 (9.09%) Puppet
6 11 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (4.55%) Tivoli
8 6 (3.41%) HP ALM
8 6 (3.41%) Netcool
8 6 (3.41%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 6 (3.41%) Netcool/Webtop
9 5 (2.84%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (2.84%) Prometheus
10 4 (2.27%) Grafana
10 4 (2.27%) Nagios
11 3 (1.70%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (1.70%) FortiGate
11 3 (1.70%) Istio
12 2 (1.14%) Consul
12 2 (1.14%) Xymon
Vendors
1 18 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.66%) Oracle
3 13 (7.39%) Red Hat
4 12 (6.82%) IBM
4 12 (6.82%) Splunk
5 9 (5.11%) CheckPoint
5 9 (5.11%) HP
5 9 (5.11%) Murex
6 7 (3.98%) ArcSight
6 7 (3.98%) Cisco
7 5 (2.84%) Fortinet
7 5 (2.84%) VMware
8 4 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.70%) Arista
9 3 (1.70%) Google
9 3 (1.70%) Interxion
9 3 (1.70%) Juniper
9 3 (1.70%) Sybase
10 2 (1.14%) Brocade
10 2 (1.14%) Zscaler