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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 21 May 2022 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
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 527 537 491
Rank change year-on-year +10 -46 +22
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 331 158 147
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.27% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.19% 0.89% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 95 101
10th Percentile £390 £300 £400
25th Percentile £463 £413 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £600
90th Percentile £725 £638 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
10th Percentile £42.10 - -
25th Percentile £42.25 - -
Median hourly rate £46.00 - £66.00
75th Percentile £50.39 - -
90th Percentile £50.62 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.89 - £66.00
% change year-on-year - - +41.42%

Linux Command Line is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 27,816 17,782 14,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.51% 30.41% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,527 11,947 9,354
10th Percentile £313 £300 £250
25th Percentile £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £593
90th Percentile £763 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 725 661 622
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.25 £12.64
25th Percentile £17.13 £16.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate £27.00 £26.00 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +13.04% +10.84%
75th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £46.48
90th Percentile £66.00 £60.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -11.98% +17.07% +7.89%

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 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -17 242 £540 +2.86% 89
Work from Home -35 162 £552 +2.22% 31
London -26 141 £571 +6.14% 32
UK excluding London -38 97 £525 +5.00% 63
South East -36 29 £513 +7.89% 17
Scotland 0 19 £538 -2.27% 6
South West -16 19 £525 -4.55% 7
Midlands -31 17 £535 +19.55% 6
West Midlands -38 17 £535 +1.90% 3
North of England -51 9 £400 -25.93% 14
East of England -32 6 £550 +4.76% 13
North West -40 6 £233 -46.80% 8
Yorkshire -34 3 £525 -5.41% 2
Wales - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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.

1 250 (75.53%) Linux
2 166 (50.15%) DevOps
3 158 (47.73%) Python
4 123 (37.16%) Azure
5 115 (34.74%) Bash
6 112 (33.84%) Java
7 107 (32.33%) AWS
7 107 (32.33%) Git (software)
8 103 (31.12%) PowerShell
9 97 (29.31%) CI/CD
10 92 (27.79%) Kubernetes
10 92 (27.79%) Terraform
11 88 (26.59%) SQL
12 82 (24.77%) Windows
13 76 (22.96%) Docker
14 71 (21.45%) Jenkins
15 70 (21.15%) Finance
16 66 (19.94%) Ansible
17 63 (19.03%) Agile
18 60 (18.13%) Infrastructure as Code
19 59 (17.82%) Test Automation
20 57 (17.22%) Social Skills
21 56 (16.92%) Problem-Solving
21 56 (16.92%) Security Cleared
22 53 (16.01%) PostgreSQL
23 51 (15.41%) Analytics
24 49 (14.80%) SC Cleared
24 49 (14.80%) JIRA
25 47 (14.20%) Software Engineering
25 47 (14.20%) Configuration Management

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 35 (10.57%) Confluence
2 33 (9.97%) Apache Spark
3 17 (5.14%) nginx
4 14 (4.23%) Apache
5 11 (3.32%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.81%) JBoss
7 5 (1.51%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (1.51%) Luigi
7 5 (1.51%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.51%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.21%) IIS
8 4 (1.21%) Red Hat Fuse
9 3 (0.91%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.30%) Documentum
11 1 (0.30%) OpenROAD
11 1 (0.30%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.51%) Magento
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.30%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 123 (37.16%) Azure
2 107 (32.33%) AWS
3 44 (13.29%) Serverless
4 34 (10.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 34 (10.27%) Azure Monitor
5 28 (8.46%) Amazon S3
5 28 (8.46%) Azure Data Factory
5 28 (8.46%) GitHub
6 27 (8.16%) PaaS
7 26 (7.85%) Power Platform
8 25 (7.55%) GCP
9 24 (7.25%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 23 (6.95%) Azure Functions
11 19 (5.74%) OpenShift
12 18 (5.44%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (5.44%) Azure Active Directory
13 17 (5.14%) AWS Lambda
14 16 (4.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (4.53%) SaaS
16 11 (3.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.04%) DNS
2 18 (5.44%) Firewall
3 15 (4.53%) Network Security
4 14 (4.23%) SSL
5 13 (3.93%) SSH
6 11 (3.32%) VLAN
7 10 (3.02%) Internet
7 10 (3.02%) TCP/IP
8 8 (2.42%) WAN
9 7 (2.11%) VPN
10 6 (1.81%) HTTP
11 4 (1.21%) DHCP
11 4 (1.21%) HTTPS
11 4 (1.21%) Kerberos
11 4 (1.21%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (1.21%) SAN
11 4 (1.21%) SNMP
12 2 (0.60%) BGP
12 2 (0.60%) OSPF
12 2 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (16.01%) PostgreSQL
2 32 (9.67%) MySQL
3 22 (6.65%) Data Lake
3 22 (6.65%) Power BI
3 22 (6.65%) Relational Database
4 17 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (4.83%) Redis
5 16 (4.83%) SQL Server
6 15 (4.53%) MongoDB
7 14 (4.23%) Big Data
8 10 (3.02%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.72%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (2.42%) NoSQL
11 7 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (1.81%) Amazon Athena
12 6 (1.81%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.81%) Presto
13 4 (1.21%) Data Vault
13 4 (1.21%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 107 (32.33%) Git (software)
2 71 (21.45%) Jenkins
3 49 (14.80%) JIRA
4 21 (6.34%) GitLab
5 15 (4.53%) SonarQube
6 10 (3.02%) Maven
7 9 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (2.72%) Bitbucket
8 8 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (1.81%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.51%) Babel
11 4 (1.21%) Artifactory
11 4 (1.21%) ESLint
11 4 (1.21%) GoCD
11 4 (1.21%) Gradle
11 4 (1.21%) JUnit
11 4 (1.21%) Storybook
11 4 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.21%) Terragrunt
11 4 (1.21%) Vagrant
General
1 70 (21.15%) Finance
2 57 (17.22%) Social Skills
3 24 (7.25%) Public Sector
4 20 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.53%) Front Office
6 8 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.81%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (1.51%) Banking
9 4 (1.21%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (0.91%) French Language
11 2 (0.60%) Automotive
11 2 (0.60%) Electronics
11 2 (0.60%) Legal
12 1 (0.30%) Aviation
12 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.30%) Games
12 1 (0.30%) Law
12 1 (0.30%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 71 (21.45%) Developer
2 54 (16.31%) DevOps Engineer
3 29 (8.76%) Azure Engineer
4 28 (8.46%) Architect
5 27 (8.16%) Data Engineer
6 20 (6.04%) AWS Engineer
6 20 (6.04%) Python Developer
7 17 (5.14%) AWS DevOps
7 17 (5.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 17 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (5.14%) Java Developer
7 17 (5.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 17 (5.14%) Platform Engineer
8 15 (4.53%) Administrator
9 14 (4.23%) Senior Developer
10 13 (3.93%) Cloud Engineer
10 13 (3.93%) Consultant
10 13 (3.93%) DevOps Developer
10 13 (3.93%) Linux Developer
11 11 (3.32%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.78%) Kafka
2 38 (11.48%) Elastic Stack
3 31 (9.37%) REST
4 24 (7.25%) JSON
5 23 (6.95%) Spring
6 22 (6.65%) Spark Streaming
7 19 (5.74%) RESTful
8 18 (5.44%) ARM Templates
8 18 (5.44%) React
9 16 (4.83%) Node.js
10 15 (4.53%) gRPC
10 15 (4.53%) Hibernate
11 14 (4.23%) HTML
12 13 (3.93%) Web Services
12 13 (3.93%) YAML
13 12 (3.63%) WebSockets
14 10 (3.02%) LDAP
15 9 (2.72%) CSS
15 9 (2.72%) D3.js
15 9 (2.72%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (3.93%) Data Protection Act
2 13 (3.93%) Equity Risk
2 13 (3.93%) Public Cloud
3 11 (3.32%) Replication
4 10 (3.02%) Cloud Native
4 10 (3.02%) Clustering
5 9 (2.72%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.72%) Fixed Income
6 8 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.11%) Equities
7 7 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.81%) Cybercrime
9 5 (1.51%) Derivative
9 5 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.21%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.21%) Data Fabric
10 4 (1.21%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.21%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 250 (75.53%) Linux
2 82 (24.77%) Windows
3 44 (13.29%) Unix
4 33 (9.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (5.74%) CentOS
5 19 (5.74%) Windows Server
6 13 (3.93%) VMS
7 10 (3.02%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.51%) Android
9 4 (1.21%) Amazon Linux
9 4 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.91%) Debian
11 2 (0.60%) AIX
11 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.60%) Solaris
11 2 (0.60%) SUSE
11 2 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.30%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.30%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (50.15%) DevOps
2 97 (29.31%) CI/CD
3 63 (19.03%) Agile
4 60 (18.13%) Infrastructure as Code
5 59 (17.82%) Test Automation
6 56 (16.92%) Problem-Solving
7 51 (15.41%) Analytics
8 47 (14.20%) Configuration Management
8 47 (14.20%) Software Engineering
9 41 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (12.39%) Scrum
10 39 (11.78%) Continuous Delivery
11 38 (11.48%) Migration
12 37 (11.18%) ETL
13 34 (10.27%) Computer Science
14 31 (9.37%) Data Engineering
15 27 (8.16%) Data Pipeline
15 27 (8.16%) Data Security
16 26 (7.85%) Log Analytics
17 24 (7.25%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 158 (47.73%) Python
2 115 (34.74%) Bash
3 112 (33.84%) Java
4 103 (31.12%) PowerShell
5 88 (26.59%) SQL
6 44 (13.29%) JavaScript
7 32 (9.67%) C#
8 31 (9.37%) Ruby
9 30 (9.06%) Go
10 20 (6.04%) Shell Script
10 20 (6.04%) TypeScript
11 14 (4.23%) Groovy
11 14 (4.23%) Scala
12 10 (3.02%) Perl
12 10 (3.02%) R
13 9 (2.72%) PHP
14 6 (1.81%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.51%) C
16 4 (1.21%) C++
16 4 (1.21%) ES6
Qualifications
1 56 (16.92%) Security Cleared
2 49 (14.80%) SC Cleared
3 26 (7.85%) Degree
4 20 (6.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (5.44%) FFIEC
6 16 (4.83%) PMP
7 12 (3.63%) PMI Certification
8 8 (2.42%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.21%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.91%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.60%) CISSP
12 1 (0.30%) CCIE
12 1 (0.30%) CCNP
12 1 (0.30%) CCSE
12 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.30%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.30%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.30%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.85%) Data Quality
2 19 (5.74%) NIST
2 19 (5.74%) PCI DSS
2 19 (5.74%) QA
3 18 (5.44%) GLBA
4 9 (2.72%) SLA
5 4 (1.21%) Accessibility
5 4 (1.21%) WCAG
6 3 (0.91%) DICOM
6 3 (0.91%) HL7
6 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.60%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.30%) GDPR
8 1 (0.30%) RMADS
System Software
1 76 (22.96%) Docker
2 40 (12.08%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.63%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.72%) OpenSSH
6 8 (2.42%) Hyper-V
7 7 (2.11%) VirtualBox
8 6 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.51%) Firmware
9 5 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.60%) HDFS
10 2 (0.60%) KVM
10 2 (0.60%) NFS
10 2 (0.60%) Squid
10 2 (0.60%) SRDF
10 2 (0.60%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 92 (27.79%) Kubernetes
1 92 (27.79%) Terraform
2 66 (19.94%) Ansible
3 38 (11.48%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (6.95%) Puppet
5 16 (4.83%) Packer
6 15 (4.53%) Docker Swarm
7 12 (3.63%) Prometheus
8 10 (3.02%) Consul
8 10 (3.02%) Rancher
9 9 (2.72%) Grafana
10 7 (2.11%) Kibana
11 4 (1.21%) Istio
11 4 (1.21%) Pingdom
12 3 (0.91%) Nagios
12 3 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.60%) Cobbler
13 2 (0.60%) Data Guard
13 2 (0.60%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 43 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.67%) Red Hat
3 28 (8.46%) Databricks
4 22 (6.65%) Splunk
5 19 (5.74%) IBM
5 19 (5.74%) Oracle
6 17 (5.14%) VMware
7 16 (4.83%) Atlassian
8 12 (3.63%) NetApp
9 8 (2.42%) F5
10 7 (2.11%) Cisco
10 7 (2.11%) New Relic
10 7 (2.11%) SAP
11 6 (1.81%) Dynatrace
12 4 (1.21%) Black Duck
12 4 (1.21%) Coverity
12 4 (1.21%) Google
12 4 (1.21%) Informatica
12 4 (1.21%) PagerDuty
12 4 (1.21%) SaltStack