Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 384 472 510
Rank change year-on-year +88 +38 +42
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 154 368 431
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.43% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.39% 1.39% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 236 325
Median daily rate £450 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +6.27%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £318
90th Percentile £575 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -3.33% +2.86% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £50.25 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.35% +71.79% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £48.50 £25.74
% change year-on-year +13.40% +88.40% -

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 11,088 26,515 33,530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.78% 31.24% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,030 16,875 21,861
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £250 £263 £275
90th Percentile £713 £668 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £420
% change year-on-year -2.94% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 1,056 1,053
Median hourly rate £31.61 £22.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.66% +10.79% -
10th Percentile £12.64 £11.80 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.96 £19.25
% change year-on-year +19.30% +8.86% -0.47%

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 30 October 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Linux Command Line over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Top 15 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 30 October 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 +119 134 £450 -10.00% 42
London +102 81 £450 -14.29% 17
UK excluding London +154 63 £435 -3.33% 32
North of England +113 20 £461 +2.50% 6
Work from Home -94 20 £450 +4.96% 8
South East +136 14 £300 -40.59% 7
Scotland +63 10 £410 -3.53% 6
East of England +72 9 £450 +20.00% 4
North West +75 8 £410 -13.68% 2
North East +44 8 £495 +27.74%
South West +90 7 £475 +26.67% 3
Yorkshire +78 4 £338 -25.00% 4
Midlands +70 3 £450 - 5
West Midlands +61 2 £448 -5.79% 5
East Midlands +44 1 £450 +10.43%

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 113 (73.38%) Linux
2 93 (60.39%) Python
3 73 (47.40%) SQL
4 66 (42.86%) Bash Shell
5 55 (35.71%) Java
6 52 (33.77%) DevOps
7 49 (31.82%) Unix
8 47 (30.52%) Azure
9 45 (29.22%) Docker
10 44 (28.57%) Kubernetes
11 43 (27.92%) Windows
11 43 (27.92%) Oracle
12 37 (24.03%) AWS
12 37 (24.03%) Git (software)
13 36 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (22.08%) Finance
15 32 (20.78%) JavaScript
15 32 (20.78%) Splunk
16 31 (20.13%) PowerShell
17 30 (19.48%) Jenkins
17 30 (19.48%) MySQL
18 28 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
19 27 (17.53%) PostgreSQL
19 27 (17.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 24 (15.58%) Shell Script
21 23 (14.94%) Terraform
22 21 (13.64%) MongoDB
22 21 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
23 20 (12.99%) Nagios
23 20 (12.99%) Perl

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 (10.39%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.19%) nginx
3 7 (4.55%) Apache
4 2 (1.30%) Confluence
4 2 (1.30%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.65%) IIS
5 1 (0.65%) JBoss
5 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.65%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Magento
2 3 (1.95%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 47 (30.52%) Azure
2 37 (24.03%) AWS
3 27 (17.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 18 (11.69%) OpenShift
5 16 (10.39%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (10.39%) Amazon S3
6 14 (9.09%) Datadog
7 10 (6.49%) Amazon ECS
7 10 (6.49%) GitHub
7 10 (6.49%) Serverless
8 9 (5.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (5.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (3.90%) Amazon EKS
10 6 (3.90%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (3.90%) Route 53
11 5 (3.25%) GCP
12 3 (1.95%) AWS Fargate
12 3 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (1.95%) Azure Functions
12 3 (1.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.44%) DNS
2 10 (6.49%) Firewall
2 10 (6.49%) SNMP
2 10 (6.49%) SSH
3 8 (5.19%) VPN
4 7 (4.55%) SSL
5 6 (3.90%) Internet
6 4 (2.60%) FTP
6 4 (2.60%) HTTP
7 3 (1.95%) DHCP
7 3 (1.95%) LAN
7 3 (1.95%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.95%) VLAN
7 3 (1.95%) VXLAN
8 2 (1.30%) SAN
8 2 (1.30%) tcpdump
8 2 (1.30%) WAN
9 1 (0.65%) HSRP
9 1 (0.65%) Network Security
9 1 (0.65%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.48%) MySQL
2 27 (17.53%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (13.64%) MongoDB
4 18 (11.69%) NoSQL
5 16 (10.39%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (9.74%) Big Data
7 12 (7.79%) Redis
8 11 (7.14%) Oracle Database
9 9 (5.84%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (4.55%) Relational Database
10 7 (4.55%) SQL Server
11 4 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.95%) MariaDB
12 3 (1.95%) RDBMS
13 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (1.30%) Oracle9i Database
14 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 37 (24.03%) Git (software)
2 30 (19.48%) Jenkins
3 16 (10.39%) Bitbucket
3 16 (10.39%) GitLab
3 16 (10.39%) JIRA
4 6 (3.90%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.25%) Subversion
6 4 (2.60%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.95%) Visual Studio Code
8 2 (1.30%) Ant
8 2 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.30%) gulp
8 2 (1.30%) JUnit
8 2 (1.30%) webpack
9 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.65%) Maven
9 1 (0.65%) Selenium
9 1 (0.65%) SonarQube
General
1 34 (22.08%) Finance
2 11 (7.14%) Banking
3 9 (5.84%) Front Office
3 9 (5.84%) Retail
4 5 (3.25%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.30%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.30%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (26.62%) Developer
2 22 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (12.34%) Python Developer
3 19 (12.34%) Support Engineer
4 14 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 14 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
5 13 (8.44%) Applications Engineer
5 13 (8.44%) Applications Support Engineer
5 13 (8.44%) Azure Engineer
6 11 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 11 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 10 (6.49%) Consultant
8 8 (5.19%) Java Developer
8 8 (5.19%) Operations Engineer
8 8 (5.19%) Operations Support Engineer
8 8 (5.19%) Senior Python Developer
9 7 (4.55%) Administrator
9 7 (4.55%) Unix Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Architect
10 6 (3.90%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.99%) HTML
2 19 (12.34%) LAMP
3 17 (11.04%) Kafka
4 16 (10.39%) JSON
5 15 (9.74%) .NET
6 14 (9.09%) REST
6 14 (9.09%) SOAP
6 14 (9.09%) WebSockets
7 12 (7.79%) Node.js
7 12 (7.79%) Sensu
8 10 (6.49%) Twisted
9 9 (5.84%) Spring
10 8 (5.19%) Elastic Stack
10 8 (5.19%) Memcached
10 8 (5.19%) Web Services
11 7 (4.55%) LEMP Stack
11 7 (4.55%) React
12 6 (3.90%) AngularJS
12 6 (3.90%) YAML
13 5 (3.25%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.44%) Public Cloud
3 10 (6.49%) Market Risk
3 10 (6.49%) Swaptions
4 7 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.55%) PKI
4 7 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.95%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.30%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.30%) Derivative
7 2 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.30%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.30%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.65%) CESG
8 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.65%) FMCG
8 1 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 113 (73.38%) Linux
2 49 (31.82%) Unix
3 43 (27.92%) Windows
4 10 (6.49%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.90%) Solaris
7 5 (3.25%) CentOS
8 3 (1.95%) Data ONTAP
8 3 (1.95%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.30%) Android
9 2 (1.30%) VMS
9 2 (1.30%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.65%) SUSE
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (33.77%) DevOps
2 36 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (12.99%) Root Cause Analysis
6 17 (11.04%) Configuration Management
6 17 (11.04%) ITIL
6 17 (11.04%) Migration
6 17 (11.04%) Performance Monitoring
7 15 (9.74%) E-Commerce
7 15 (9.74%) Open Source
7 15 (9.74%) Test Automation
8 14 (9.09%) Microservices
9 13 (8.44%) CQRS
9 13 (8.44%) OO
9 13 (8.44%) SDLC
10 12 (7.79%) Computer Science
11 9 (5.84%) Scrum
11 9 (5.84%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 8 (5.19%) Cross-Platform Development
Programming Languages
1 93 (60.39%) Python
2 73 (47.40%) SQL
3 66 (42.86%) Bash Shell
4 55 (35.71%) Java
5 32 (20.78%) JavaScript
6 31 (20.13%) PowerShell
7 24 (15.58%) Shell Script
8 20 (12.99%) C++
8 20 (12.99%) Perl
9 18 (11.69%) Ruby
10 16 (10.39%) PHP
11 5 (3.25%) C
11 5 (3.25%) C#
12 4 (2.60%) Korn
12 4 (2.60%) Scala
12 4 (2.60%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.30%) Bourne shell
13 2 (1.30%) ES6
13 2 (1.30%) Go
13 2 (1.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (8.44%) Degree
2 8 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (5.19%) Master's Degree
2 8 (5.19%) SC Cleared
2 8 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.30%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.65%) CCDE
5 1 (0.65%) CCDP
5 1 (0.65%) CCIE
5 1 (0.65%) CEH
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.65%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.65%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.39%) QA
2 8 (5.19%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.95%) SLA
4 2 (1.30%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 45 (29.22%) Docker
2 12 (7.79%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.95%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.95%) VirtualBox
4 3 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.95%) vSphere
5 2 (1.30%) KVM
5 2 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.30%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (1.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.30%) Xen
6 1 (0.65%) GPFS
6 1 (0.65%) iptables
6 1 (0.65%) NFS
6 1 (0.65%) RACF
6 1 (0.65%) Samba
6 1 (0.65%) Snort
6 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (28.57%) Kubernetes
2 23 (14.94%) Terraform
3 20 (12.99%) Ansible
3 20 (12.99%) Nagios
4 15 (9.74%) Puppet
5 12 (7.79%) Tivoli
6 11 (7.14%) Grafana
7 10 (6.49%) HP ALM
7 10 (6.49%) Netcool
7 10 (6.49%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 10 (6.49%) Netcool/Webtop
7 10 (6.49%) Prometheus
8 7 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (4.55%) Packer
8 7 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (3.90%) Kibana
10 5 (3.25%) PingFederate
11 3 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (1.30%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 43 (27.92%) Oracle
2 32 (20.78%) Splunk
3 12 (7.79%) IBM
4 10 (6.49%) HP
4 10 (6.49%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.84%) Murex
6 6 (3.90%) Zscaler
7 5 (3.25%) Google
7 5 (3.25%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.60%) Adobe
8 4 (2.60%) NetApp
8 4 (2.60%) Symantec
8 4 (2.60%) VMware
9 3 (1.95%) CommVault
9 3 (1.95%) hybris
9 3 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.95%) SAP
9 3 (1.95%) Sybase
10 2 (1.30%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.30%) CA