Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 502 590 -
Rank change year-on-year +88 - -
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 397 257 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.27% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.17% 0.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 255 185 0
UK median daily rate £513 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 -
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 0
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £47.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.13% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +31.43% - -

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 33,895 31,187 35,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.38% 32.73% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,683 20,358 22,599
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,010 1,108 1,317
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +17.14%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.68 £47.56 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +18.17%

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 20 February 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Command Line over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 February 2018. 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 +73 391 £513 +13.89% 176
London +89 266 £525 +16.67% 68
UK excluding London 0 125 £475 +5.56% 116
South East -3 63 £500 - 35
North of England +31 32 £475 +18.75% 23
Midlands +10 17 £550 +22.22% 18
North West +9 16 £550 +37.50% 9
West Midlands +9 11 £360 -20.00% 13
Yorkshire 0 9 £538 +34.38% 11
East of England -7 9 £375 +38.89% 14
North East +47 7 £435 +24.29% 3
South West +11 4 £300 -2.44% 18
East Midlands +5 3 £550 - 5
Scotland -23 1 £375 - 5

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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.

1 261 (65.74%) Linux
2 236 (59.45%) Unix
3 216 (54.41%) Java
4 215 (54.16%) Git (software)
5 212 (53.40%) Agile Software Development
6 144 (36.27%) JIRA
7 125 (31.49%) RESTful
8 121 (30.48%) Test Automation
9 118 (29.72%) Jenkins
10 115 (28.97%) Maven
11 114 (28.72%) DevOps
12 113 (28.46%) REST
13 108 (27.20%) Confluence
14 107 (26.95%) Python
15 102 (25.69%) Microservices
16 98 (24.69%) Liquibase
16 98 (24.69%) JUnit
17 90 (22.67%) Amazon AWS
18 89 (22.42%) Docker
19 86 (21.66%) Security Cleared
20 85 (21.41%) OO
21 83 (20.91%) SonarQube
22 77 (19.40%) Windows
22 77 (19.40%) Domain-Driven Design
23 76 (19.14%) Drools
23 76 (19.14%) Relational Database
24 74 (18.64%) Bash Shell
25 73 (18.39%) Continuous Integration
26 72 (18.14%) Checkstyle
26 72 (18.14%) Dependency Injection

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
1 108 (27.20%) Confluence
2 65 (16.37%) WildFly
3 56 (14.11%) Apache
4 32 (8.06%) Cloud Foundry
5 28 (7.05%) Tomcat
6 25 (6.30%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (3.78%) Apache Spark
8 8 (2.02%) GemFire
9 7 (1.76%) JBoss
10 6 (1.51%) CMS
11 4 (1.01%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.01%) nginx
11 4 (1.01%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.50%) Drupal
12 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.50%) ExpressionEngine
12 2 (0.50%) Jetty
12 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.50%) WordPress
13 1 (0.25%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Houdini
1 3 (0.76%) Maya
1 3 (0.76%) NUKE
1 3 (0.76%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.76%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.25%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.25%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 90 (22.67%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (16.88%) GitHub
3 42 (10.58%) Amazon EC2
4 35 (8.82%) Amazon S3
5 32 (8.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 31 (7.81%) Serverless
7 29 (7.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 29 (7.30%) AWS Lambda
8 26 (6.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 25 (6.30%) npm
10 18 (4.53%) PaaS
11 15 (3.78%) Route 53
12 13 (3.27%) Amazon ELB
12 13 (3.27%) CloudFront
13 12 (3.02%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (2.77%) IaaS
15 9 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
16 6 (1.51%) OpenShift
17 4 (1.01%) G Suite
17 4 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (10.58%) Firewall
2 23 (5.79%) DNS
3 20 (5.04%) SSH
4 17 (4.28%) HTTP
5 15 (3.78%) WAN
6 14 (3.53%) OpenVPN
6 14 (3.53%) VPN
7 12 (3.02%) NAS
8 11 (2.77%) OpenLDAP
9 10 (2.52%) SAN
10 8 (2.02%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (1.76%) NetScaler
12 6 (1.51%) IPsec
13 5 (1.26%) IGMP
13 5 (1.26%) Internet
13 5 (1.26%) TCP/IP
14 4 (1.01%) LAN
14 4 (1.01%) Network Security
15 3 (0.76%) SNMP
15 3 (0.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (19.14%) Relational Database
2 72 (18.14%) RDBMS
3 47 (11.84%) Big Data
4 36 (9.07%) MySQL
5 35 (8.82%) Hadoop
6 33 (8.31%) HBase
7 27 (6.80%) Amazon RDS
8 25 (6.30%) Parquet
9 16 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (3.78%) SQL Server
11 12 (3.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (2.77%) NoSQL
13 9 (2.27%) MongoDB
14 8 (2.02%) Apache Hive
14 8 (2.02%) OLTP
15 6 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
16 4 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
16 4 (1.01%) DB2
16 4 (1.01%) DB2 UDB
16 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 215 (54.16%) Git (software)
2 144 (36.27%) JIRA
3 118 (29.72%) Jenkins
4 115 (28.97%) Maven
5 98 (24.69%) JUnit
5 98 (24.69%) Liquibase
6 83 (20.91%) SonarQube
7 72 (18.14%) Checkstyle
7 72 (18.14%) Mockito
8 71 (17.88%) Vagrant
9 38 (9.57%) Gradle
10 33 (8.31%) Cucumber
10 33 (8.31%) Selenium
11 31 (7.81%) Sonatype Nexus
12 29 (7.30%) TeamCity
13 18 (4.53%) Grunt
14 17 (4.28%) Bitbucket
14 17 (4.28%) Subversion
15 15 (3.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (3.78%) webpack
General
1 58 (14.61%) Finance
2 39 (9.82%) Banking
3 20 (5.04%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.27%) Marketing
5 8 (2.02%) Electronics
6 6 (1.51%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.01%) Front Office
8 4 (1.01%) Retail
9 3 (0.76%) Back Office
9 3 (0.76%) Legal
10 2 (0.50%) Billing
10 2 (0.50%) Games
10 2 (0.50%) Law
10 2 (0.50%) Military
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 175 (44.08%) Developer
2 103 (25.94%) Java Developer
3 76 (19.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 35 (8.82%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 28 (7.05%) Big Data Developer
6 24 (6.05%) Architect
7 22 (5.54%) Administrator
8 19 (4.79%) AWS Engineer
9 17 (4.28%) Consultant
10 15 (3.78%) Java Engineer
11 14 (3.53%) AWS DevOps
12 13 (3.27%) PHP Developer
13 12 (3.02%) Analyst
13 12 (3.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 11 (2.77%) Cloud Engineer
14 11 (2.77%) DBA
14 11 (2.77%) Integration Engineer
14 11 (2.77%) Senior Developer
14 11 (2.77%) Splunk Administrator
14 11 (2.77%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (31.49%) RESTful
2 113 (28.46%) REST
3 76 (19.14%) Drools
4 72 (18.14%) Hibernate
4 72 (18.14%) JAX-RS
4 72 (18.14%) JMS
4 72 (18.14%) Lambda Expressions
5 70 (17.63%) WireMock
6 65 (16.37%) Java EE
6 65 (16.37%) Spring
7 55 (13.85%) Node.js
8 54 (13.60%) JSON
9 36 (9.07%) Middleware
10 35 (8.82%) Kafka
11 33 (8.31%) Web Services
12 32 (8.06%) HTML
13 28 (7.05%) J2EE
13 28 (7.05%) RabbitMQ
14 27 (6.80%) CSS
15 25 (6.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (8.82%) Virtual Team
3 17 (4.28%) User Experience
4 16 (4.03%) Cloud Native
4 16 (4.03%) Replication
5 13 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (3.02%) Analytical Mindset
7 11 (2.77%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.77%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.77%) PKI
8 10 (2.52%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.52%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.52%) Video on Demand
8 10 (2.52%) Video\Live Streaming
9 8 (2.02%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (2.02%) EMC VMAX
9 8 (2.02%) EMC VNX
9 8 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.76%) EMC Centera
10 7 (1.76%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 261 (65.74%) Linux
2 236 (59.45%) Unix
3 77 (19.40%) Windows
4 65 (16.37%) VMS
5 38 (9.57%) CentOS
6 30 (7.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (5.29%) Ubuntu
8 17 (4.28%) Solaris
9 12 (3.02%) Windows Server
9 12 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.76%) AIX
10 7 (1.76%) Data ONTAP
10 7 (1.76%) Debian
10 7 (1.76%) Windows 2000
10 7 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.51%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.26%) FreeBSD
13 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.76%) VxWorks
14 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (53.40%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (30.48%) Test Automation
3 114 (28.72%) DevOps
4 102 (25.69%) Microservices
5 85 (21.41%) OO
6 77 (19.40%) Domain-Driven Design
7 73 (18.39%) Continuous Integration
8 72 (18.14%) Dependency Injection
8 72 (18.14%) OOA/OOD
9 70 (17.63%) CQRS
10 68 (17.13%) TDD
11 62 (15.62%) Continuous Delivery
12 57 (14.36%) BDD
13 56 (14.11%) Scrum
14 47 (11.84%) Configuration Management
15 37 (9.32%) System Testing
16 36 (9.07%) Benchmarking
16 36 (9.07%) Software Engineering
17 32 (8.06%) Unit Testing
18 26 (6.55%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 216 (54.41%) Java
2 107 (26.95%) Python
3 74 (18.64%) Bash Shell
4 72 (18.14%) JPQL
5 69 (17.38%) JavaScript
6 58 (14.61%) Shell Script
7 57 (14.36%) Ruby
8 48 (12.09%) SQL
9 31 (7.81%) Perl
10 22 (5.54%) Groovy
11 18 (4.53%) PHP
12 15 (3.78%) Go
13 13 (3.27%) ES6
13 13 (3.27%) ES7
14 10 (2.52%) Apple Swift
15 8 (2.02%) C#
15 8 (2.02%) PowerShell
15 8 (2.02%) Scala
16 6 (1.51%) C++
17 3 (0.76%) C
Qualifications
1 86 (21.66%) Security Cleared
2 68 (17.13%) SC Cleared
3 55 (13.85%) Degree
4 12 (3.02%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (2.77%) AWS Certification
6 8 (2.02%) CISSP
7 7 (1.76%) CGEIT
7 7 (1.76%) CRISC
8 6 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.25%) CEH
10 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.25%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (15.11%) QA
2 12 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.76%) PMO
4 3 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 89 (22.42%) Docker
2 36 (9.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 33 (8.31%) HDFS
4 16 (4.03%) Active Directory
5 14 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (3.02%) vCloud
6 12 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (2.77%) Firmware
7 11 (2.77%) Postfix
7 11 (2.77%) Squid
8 9 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.76%) SRDF
9 7 (1.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 6 (1.51%) NFS
10 6 (1.51%) Samba
11 4 (1.01%) iptables
11 4 (1.01%) vSphere
12 3 (0.76%) KVM
12 3 (0.76%) pfSense
12 3 (0.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 65 (16.37%) Ansible
2 61 (15.37%) Puppet
3 51 (12.85%) Kubernetes
3 51 (12.85%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (10.58%) Terraform
5 37 (9.32%) Docker Swarm
6 25 (6.30%) Hadoop YARN
7 21 (5.29%) Rsyslog
8 20 (5.04%) Rancher
9 18 (4.53%) Packer
10 16 (4.03%) Kibana
11 13 (3.27%) logstash
12 11 (2.77%) Consul
12 11 (2.77%) Sysdig
12 11 (2.77%) ZABBIX
13 7 (1.76%) EMC TimeFinder
13 7 (1.76%) NetApp OnCommand
13 7 (1.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 4 (1.01%) Mesos
14 4 (1.01%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 48 (12.09%) Splunk
2 33 (8.31%) Red Hat
3 27 (6.80%) VMware
4 26 (6.55%) Cisco
5 24 (6.05%) Atlassian
6 19 (4.79%) Citrix
7 18 (4.53%) AppDynamics
7 18 (4.53%) Microsoft
8 12 (3.02%) EMC
8 12 (3.02%) Forcepoint
9 11 (2.77%) HP
9 11 (2.77%) NetApp
9 11 (2.77%) Sonatype
10 10 (2.52%) Oracle
10 10 (2.52%) Xamarin
11 9 (2.27%) Juniper
12 8 (2.02%) 3PAR
12 8 (2.02%) Sybase
13 7 (1.76%) Brocade
13 7 (1.76%) Google