Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 765 -
Rank change year-on-year +231 - -
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 369 126 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.12% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 0.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 239 86 0
UK median daily rate £475 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 -
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £46.89 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.15% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.00 -

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 34725 34822 36974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.68% 33.08% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23034 22825 23509
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1022 1194 1462
UK median hourly rate £20.97 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.28% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 23 November 2017.

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 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 23 November 2017. 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 +226 356 £475 +5.56% 66
London +127 223 £488 +8.33% 38
UK excluding London +119 134 £425 -5.56% 33
South East +46 60 £475 -5.00% 4
North of England +70 25 £400 -2.44% 7
South West +11 21 £325 +32.65% 5
North West +28 13 £394 -6.80% 4
Midlands +30 11 £550 +46.67% 7
East of England -12 10 £375 - 5
West Midlands +35 7 - - 5
Yorkshire +24 7 £538 +37.82% 3
Scotland - 7 £375 - 5
North East +62 5 £425 +3.66%
East Midlands -6 2 £400 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux Command Line also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Linux Command Line.

1 261 (70.73%) Linux
2 205 (55.56%) Unix
3 178 (48.24%) Java
4 162 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
4 162 (43.90%) Git (software)
5 100 (27.10%) JIRA
6 95 (25.75%) RESTful
7 91 (24.66%) Confluence
8 89 (24.12%) Maven
8 89 (24.12%) Python
9 87 (23.58%) Windows
10 85 (23.04%) JUnit
11 84 (22.76%) OO
12 83 (22.49%) JavaScript
12 83 (22.49%) REST
13 82 (22.22%) Test Automation
13 82 (22.22%) Security Cleared
14 78 (21.14%) Microservices
15 74 (20.05%) Liquibase
16 71 (19.24%) Jenkins
17 69 (18.70%) SonarQube
18 68 (18.43%) SQL
19 67 (18.16%) DevOps
20 66 (17.89%) Node.js
21 65 (17.62%) Bash Shell
21 65 (17.62%) Relational Database
22 64 (17.34%) Amazon AWS
23 62 (16.80%) HTML
23 62 (16.80%) Vagrant
24 59 (15.99%) Shell Script

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 91 (24.66%) Confluence
2 53 (14.36%) Apache
2 53 (14.36%) WildFly
3 41 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
4 38 (10.30%) Tomcat
5 20 (5.42%) Cloud Foundry
6 16 (4.34%) Apache Spark
7 13 (3.52%) GemFire
8 8 (2.17%) nginx
9 7 (1.90%) CMS
9 7 (1.90%) Drupal
10 6 (1.63%) Apache Solr
10 6 (1.63%) WordPress
11 4 (1.08%) ExpressionEngine
11 4 (1.08%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.81%) JBoss
12 3 (0.81%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.54%) Jetty
13 2 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (2.44%) Houdini
1 9 (2.44%) Maya
1 9 (2.44%) NUKE
1 9 (2.44%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.27%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) RMDS
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 64 (17.34%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (10.30%) Amazon EC2
2 38 (10.30%) GitHub
3 30 (8.13%) Amazon S3
4 28 (7.59%) Serverless
5 26 (7.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 25 (6.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 22 (5.96%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (5.69%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (5.15%) PaaS
10 18 (4.88%) Amazon ELB
11 12 (3.25%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (3.25%) npm
12 9 (2.44%) Route 53
13 8 (2.17%) CloudFront
14 7 (1.90%) IaaS
15 6 (1.63%) OpenShift
16 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
17 4 (1.08%) Heroku
18 3 (0.81%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.21%) Firewall
2 26 (7.05%) DNS
2 26 (7.05%) SSH
3 23 (6.23%) HTTP
3 23 (6.23%) VPN
4 19 (5.15%) OpenVPN
4 19 (5.15%) WAN
5 16 (4.34%) OpenLDAP
6 12 (3.25%) LDAP
7 11 (2.98%) LAN
8 10 (2.71%) NAS
8 10 (2.71%) SAN
9 9 (2.44%) Ethernet
9 9 (2.44%) Reverse Proxy
10 7 (1.90%) NetScaler
11 6 (1.63%) 3GPP
11 6 (1.63%) Diameter Protocol
11 6 (1.63%) IPsec
11 6 (1.63%) SIGTRAN
12 5 (1.36%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (17.62%) Relational Database
2 58 (15.72%) RDBMS
3 33 (8.94%) MySQL
4 30 (8.13%) Big Data
5 28 (7.59%) Hadoop
5 28 (7.59%) NoSQL
6 27 (7.32%) Amazon RDS
7 22 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (5.42%) SQL Server
9 19 (5.15%) HBase
10 16 (4.34%) Apache Hive
11 13 (3.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 13 (3.52%) MongoDB
11 13 (3.52%) Neo4j
11 13 (3.52%) OLTP
12 7 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.90%) DB2
13 6 (1.63%) Parquet
13 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 162 (43.90%) Git (software)
2 100 (27.10%) JIRA
3 89 (24.12%) Maven
4 85 (23.04%) JUnit
5 74 (20.05%) Liquibase
6 71 (19.24%) Jenkins
7 69 (18.70%) SonarQube
8 62 (16.80%) Vagrant
9 53 (14.36%) Checkstyle
9 53 (14.36%) Mockito
10 36 (9.76%) Grunt
11 29 (7.86%) Sonatype Nexus
12 28 (7.59%) Babel
13 22 (5.96%) Bitbucket
14 19 (5.15%) Ant
14 19 (5.15%) Gradle
15 17 (4.61%) Cucumber
16 16 (4.34%) webpack
17 15 (4.07%) IntelliJ
18 14 (3.79%) Selenium
General
1 41 (11.11%) Finance
2 29 (7.86%) Banking
3 14 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.44%) Marketing
5 6 (1.63%) Billing
5 6 (1.63%) Electronics
5 6 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.36%) Front Office
6 5 (1.36%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.36%) Publishing
7 4 (1.08%) Military
8 3 (0.81%) Legal
8 3 (0.81%) Retail
9 2 (0.54%) Advertising
9 2 (0.54%) Games
9 2 (0.54%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 169 (45.80%) Developer
2 78 (21.14%) Java Developer
3 48 (13.01%) DevOps Engineer
4 31 (8.40%) Administrator
5 25 (6.78%) Architect
6 24 (6.50%) JavaScript Developer
7 23 (6.23%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 23 (6.23%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (4.88%) Consultant
9 17 (4.61%) Big Data Developer
10 14 (3.79%) Analyst
10 14 (3.79%) Senior Developer
11 12 (3.25%) DBA
11 12 (3.25%) Linux Administrator
11 12 (3.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 12 (3.25%) Web Developer
12 11 (2.98%) Full Stack Developer
13 10 (2.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 9 (2.44%) Application Security Analyst
14 9 (2.44%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (25.75%) RESTful
2 83 (22.49%) REST
3 66 (17.89%) Node.js
4 62 (16.80%) HTML
5 57 (15.45%) Hibernate
6 53 (14.36%) JAX-RS
6 53 (14.36%) JMS
6 53 (14.36%) Lambda Expressions
7 52 (14.09%) Drools
7 52 (14.09%) Java EE
7 52 (14.09%) WireMock
8 51 (13.82%) CSS
9 45 (12.20%) JSON
10 40 (10.84%) Spring
11 38 (10.30%) Sass
12 36 (9.76%) Web Services
13 29 (7.86%) HTML5
14 28 (7.59%) XML
15 27 (7.32%) jQuery
16 26 (7.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.94%) User Experience
2 31 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.96%) Replication
4 20 (5.42%) Virtual Team
5 14 (3.79%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.98%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.98%) PKI
7 10 (2.71%) Video on Demand
7 10 (2.71%) Video\Live Streaming
8 9 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (2.17%) Animation
10 7 (1.90%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.90%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.63%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.63%) Analytical Mindset
11 6 (1.63%) Cloud Native
11 6 (1.63%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.63%) EMC VMAX
11 6 (1.63%) EMC VNX
12 5 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 261 (70.73%) Linux
2 205 (55.56%) Unix
3 87 (23.58%) Windows
4 52 (14.09%) VMS
5 46 (12.47%) CentOS
6 41 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (7.59%) Windows Server
8 24 (6.50%) Windows 7
9 18 (4.88%) Solaris
10 14 (3.79%) Ubuntu
10 14 (3.79%) Windows 10
11 13 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (2.98%) Apple iOS
13 9 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (2.17%) AIX
15 6 (1.63%) Debian
15 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (1.36%) Data ONTAP
16 5 (1.36%) FreeBSD
16 5 (1.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (22.76%) OO
3 82 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 78 (21.14%) Microservices
5 67 (18.16%) DevOps
6 56 (15.18%) Scrum
6 56 (15.18%) TDD
7 54 (14.63%) Domain-Driven Design
8 53 (14.36%) Dependency Injection
8 53 (14.36%) OOA/OOD
9 52 (14.09%) CQRS
10 45 (12.20%) Continuous Delivery
11 38 (10.30%) Configuration Management
12 36 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (9.21%) Software Engineering
14 29 (7.86%) Project Management
14 29 (7.86%) System Testing
15 28 (7.59%) Unit Testing
16 27 (7.32%) User Stories
17 23 (6.23%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 178 (48.24%) Java
2 89 (24.12%) Python
3 83 (22.49%) JavaScript
4 68 (18.43%) SQL
5 65 (17.62%) Bash Shell
6 59 (15.99%) Shell Script
7 53 (14.36%) JPQL
8 31 (8.40%) ES6
9 28 (7.59%) PHP
10 23 (6.23%) Ruby
11 22 (5.96%) Groovy
12 17 (4.61%) Perl
13 12 (3.25%) PowerShell
14 10 (2.71%) C#
15 8 (2.17%) Apple Swift
16 5 (1.36%) Scala
17 3 (0.81%) C++
17 3 (0.81%) VB
18 2 (0.54%) GraphQL
18 2 (0.54%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 82 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 55 (14.91%) SC Cleared
3 48 (13.01%) Degree
4 12 (3.25%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.44%) CISSP
5 9 (2.44%) NVQ Level 4
6 8 (2.17%) CGEIT
6 8 (2.17%) CRISC
7 7 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.08%) AWS Certification
8 4 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.81%) CEH
10 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.54%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (11.92%) QA
2 11 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (1.36%) PMO
4 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.54%) SLA
5 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (11.92%) Docker
2 35 (9.49%) Active Directory
3 22 (5.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 19 (5.15%) HDFS
4 19 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (4.34%) Postfix
5 16 (4.34%) Squid
5 16 (4.34%) vCloud
6 13 (3.52%) NFS
6 13 (3.52%) Samba
7 11 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (2.44%) Firmware
9 8 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.36%) iptables
10 5 (1.36%) SRDF
10 5 (1.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 5 (1.36%) vSphere
11 3 (0.81%) KVM
11 3 (0.81%) pfSense
12 2 (0.54%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 50 (13.55%) Ansible
2 38 (10.30%) Puppet
3 25 (6.78%) Kubernetes
3 25 (6.78%) Terraform
4 23 (6.23%) Rsyslog
5 22 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (5.69%) Docker Swarm
6 21 (5.69%) Kibana
7 18 (4.88%) logstash
8 17 (4.61%) ZABBIX
9 16 (4.34%) Rancher
9 16 (4.34%) Sysdig
10 7 (1.90%) Nessus
11 6 (1.63%) Hadoop YARN
11 6 (1.63%) Packer
12 5 (1.36%) EMC TimeFinder
12 5 (1.36%) NetApp OnCommand
12 5 (1.36%) Nmap
12 5 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.81%) Nagios
Vendors
1 42 (11.38%) Red Hat
2 38 (10.30%) VMware
3 24 (6.50%) Cisco
4 23 (6.23%) Splunk
5 21 (5.69%) Microsoft
6 19 (5.15%) Citrix
7 16 (4.34%) Sonatype
8 13 (3.52%) Atlassian
8 13 (3.52%) HP
9 11 (2.98%) Forcepoint
10 10 (2.71%) EMC
10 10 (2.71%) Xamarin
11 9 (2.44%) NetApp
11 9 (2.44%) Oracle
11 9 (2.44%) SAP
11 9 (2.44%) Sybase
12 7 (1.90%) Juniper
12 7 (1.90%) Veritas
13 6 (1.63%) 3PAR
13 6 (1.63%) ServiceNow