Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 457 529 -
Rank change year-on-year +72 - -
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 486 316 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.34% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.43% 1.01% -
Number of daily rates quoted 305 209 0
UK median daily rate £525 £430 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.09% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 -
% change year-on-year +8.43% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 0
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £47.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.85% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year +63.54% - -

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 33,916 31,323 35,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.75% 34.19% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,142 20,308 23,544
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.88% +5.26% +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,052 1,093 1,194
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +13.51%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £49.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.22% -11.90% +20.00%

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 25 June 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 25 June 2018.

Contractor 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 25 June 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 +97 458 £525 +16.67% 126
London +49 269 £575 +27.78% 59
UK excluding London +27 216 £450 +8.43% 73
South East +34 108 £475 -5.00% 25
North of England -32 36 £475 +26.67% 12
North West -16 25 £550 +37.50% 9
Scotland -55 19 £425 +6.25% 5
Midlands -4 18 £360 -20.00% 8
East of England +13 17 £325 - 9
West Midlands -13 14 £360 -20.00% 6
South West +14 10 £398 -9.14% 13
Wales - 8 £475 - 1
Yorkshire -19 6 - - 3
North East -7 5 £423 +20.71%
East Midlands - 4 - - 2

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 368 (75.72%) Linux
2 271 (55.76%) Unix
3 259 (53.29%) Agile Software Development
4 257 (52.88%) Git (software)
5 238 (48.97%) Python
6 231 (47.53%) DevOps
7 204 (41.98%) Jenkins
8 187 (38.48%) Java
9 177 (36.42%) Amazon AWS
10 175 (36.01%) Docker
11 153 (31.48%) Ansible
12 140 (28.81%) Puppet
13 139 (28.60%) Bash Shell
14 135 (27.78%) Kubernetes
15 133 (27.37%) Configuration Management
16 126 (25.93%) JIRA
17 120 (24.69%) Test Automation
18 100 (20.58%) Security Cleared
19 99 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
19 99 (20.37%) Terraform
20 98 (20.16%) JavaScript
21 96 (19.75%) Ruby
22 95 (19.55%) Opscode Chef
23 93 (19.14%) Microservices
23 93 (19.14%) SC Cleared
24 84 (17.28%) Windows
25 83 (17.08%) REST
26 81 (16.67%) MySQL
26 81 (16.67%) Finance
27 80 (16.46%) RESTful

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 78 (16.05%) Confluence
2 68 (13.99%) Apache
3 39 (8.02%) nginx
4 32 (6.58%) Cloud Foundry
5 28 (5.76%) Apache Spark
6 26 (5.35%) WildFly
7 18 (3.70%) WebLogic
8 17 (3.50%) Tomcat
9 14 (2.88%) JBoss
10 11 (2.26%) GemFire
11 9 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.44%) IIS
12 7 (1.44%) WordPress
13 6 (1.23%) Apache Solr
13 6 (1.23%) CMS
14 5 (1.03%) CICS
15 4 (0.82%) ExpressionEngine
15 4 (0.82%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.82%) ThingWorx
16 3 (0.62%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Windchill
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.23%) HiPortfolio
3 3 (0.62%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 177 (36.42%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (15.84%) AWS CloudFormation
3 58 (11.93%) GitHub
4 50 (10.29%) Amazon EC2
5 49 (10.08%) Serverless
6 44 (9.05%) AWS Lambda
6 44 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 30 (6.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 27 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (4.32%) Amazon S3
9 21 (4.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 19 (3.91%) PaaS
11 16 (3.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (2.88%) Datadog
12 14 (2.88%) npm
12 14 (2.88%) Route 53
13 13 (2.67%) CloudFront
14 11 (2.26%) Amazon ELB
14 11 (2.26%) IaaS
15 9 (1.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 54 (11.11%) Firewall
2 49 (10.08%) TCP/IP
3 47 (9.67%) DNS
4 46 (9.47%) SSL
5 33 (6.79%) HTTP
6 26 (5.35%) Internet
7 15 (3.09%) SSH
8 10 (2.06%) BGP
9 6 (1.23%) DVB
9 6 (1.23%) OSPF
9 6 (1.23%) SNMP
10 5 (1.03%) FTP
10 5 (1.03%) VPN
11 4 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.82%) IPv6
11 4 (0.82%) Junos
11 4 (0.82%) VXLAN
11 4 (0.82%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.62%) AMQP
12 3 (0.62%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (16.67%) MySQL
2 61 (12.55%) Big Data
3 58 (11.93%) Relational Database
4 51 (10.49%) PostgreSQL
5 47 (9.67%) Hadoop
6 41 (8.44%) RDBMS
7 40 (8.23%) MongoDB
8 38 (7.82%) NoSQL
9 34 (7.00%) HBase
10 24 (4.94%) SQL Server
11 22 (4.53%) Parquet
12 15 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (2.47%) Apache Hive
15 8 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (1.65%) Redis
16 6 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
17 4 (0.82%) SQLPlus
18 3 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
18 3 (0.62%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 257 (52.88%) Git (software)
2 204 (41.98%) Jenkins
3 126 (25.93%) JIRA
4 72 (14.81%) Vagrant
5 62 (12.76%) JUnit
6 52 (10.70%) Maven
7 49 (10.08%) Liquibase
8 46 (9.47%) SonarQube
9 43 (8.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 42 (8.64%) Selenium
11 40 (8.23%) Checkstyle
11 40 (8.23%) Cucumber
11 40 (8.23%) Mockito
12 37 (7.61%) Artifactory
13 29 (5.97%) Subversion
14 25 (5.14%) TeamCity
15 23 (4.73%) Gradle
16 21 (4.32%) GoCD
16 21 (4.32%) Travis CI
17 16 (3.29%) WebDriver
General
1 81 (16.67%) Finance
2 26 (5.35%) Marketing
3 25 (5.14%) Banking
3 25 (5.14%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.09%) Electronics
5 13 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.47%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.65%) Front Office
8 4 (0.82%) Back Office
9 3 (0.62%) Automotive
9 3 (0.62%) Persian Language
10 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.41%) Legal
10 2 (0.41%) Publishing
10 2 (0.41%) Retail
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 156 (32.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 149 (30.66%) Developer
3 48 (9.88%) AWS DevOps
4 47 (9.67%) AWS Engineer
4 47 (9.67%) Java Developer
5 42 (8.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 25 (5.14%) Analyst
7 23 (4.73%) Big Data Developer
8 22 (4.53%) Linux Engineer
9 21 (4.32%) Java Engineer
10 20 (4.12%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 19 (3.91%) Operations Engineer
12 18 (3.70%) PHP Developer
12 18 (3.70%) Python Developer
13 17 (3.50%) SC Cleared Java Developer
14 16 (3.29%) Tester
15 15 (3.09%) Consultant
15 15 (3.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 13 (2.67%) Senior DevOps
17 12 (2.47%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (17.08%) REST
2 80 (16.46%) RESTful
3 78 (16.05%) Elastic Stack
4 77 (15.84%) Node.js
5 75 (15.43%) HTML
6 70 (14.40%) RabbitMQ
7 59 (12.14%) Spring
8 56 (11.52%) Kafka
9 51 (10.49%) CSS
9 51 (10.49%) Drools
9 51 (10.49%) JSON
10 41 (8.44%) JMS
11 40 (8.23%) Hibernate
11 40 (8.23%) JAX-RS
11 40 (8.23%) Lambda Expressions
12 39 (8.02%) WireMock
13 38 (7.82%) Middleware
14 34 (7.00%) ActiveMQ
14 34 (7.00%) HTML5
14 34 (7.00%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 74 (15.23%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (7.41%) Virtual Team
3 25 (5.14%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (4.94%) Computer Science
5 17 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.09%) User Experience
7 14 (2.88%) Data Centre
8 13 (2.67%) Cloud Native
9 10 (2.06%) Fintech
10 8 (1.65%) Fixed Income
11 7 (1.44%) Analytical Mindset
11 7 (1.44%) IPTV
12 6 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (1.23%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.23%) STB
13 5 (1.03%) Algorithms
13 5 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
13 5 (1.03%) Data Structures
13 5 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 368 (75.72%) Linux
2 271 (55.76%) Unix
3 84 (17.28%) Windows
4 67 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (7.00%) Ubuntu
6 33 (6.79%) CentOS
7 25 (5.14%) Windows Server
8 24 (4.94%) VMS
9 20 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (3.91%) DC/OS
11 12 (2.47%) Debian
12 6 (1.23%) Solaris
12 6 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.82%) AIX
14 2 (0.41%) SUSE
14 2 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.41%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.21%) Android
15 1 (0.21%) Fedora
15 1 (0.21%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (53.29%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (47.53%) DevOps
3 133 (27.37%) Configuration Management
4 120 (24.69%) Test Automation
5 99 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
6 93 (19.14%) Microservices
7 74 (15.23%) Open Source
7 74 (15.23%) TDD
8 68 (13.99%) Scrum
9 64 (13.17%) OO
10 58 (11.93%) Continuous Delivery
11 56 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
12 54 (11.11%) BDD
13 47 (9.67%) SDLC
14 43 (8.85%) Domain-Driven Design
15 42 (8.64%) Software Engineering
16 41 (8.44%) Load Balancing
17 40 (8.23%) Dependency Injection
17 40 (8.23%) OOA/OOD
18 39 (8.02%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 238 (48.97%) Python
2 187 (38.48%) Java
3 139 (28.60%) Bash Shell
4 98 (20.16%) JavaScript
5 96 (19.75%) Ruby
6 78 (16.05%) SQL
7 76 (15.64%) Perl
7 76 (15.64%) Shell Script
8 41 (8.44%) Java 8
9 40 (8.23%) JPQL
10 38 (7.82%) PHP
11 24 (4.94%) Scala
12 22 (4.53%) Go
13 20 (4.12%) PowerShell
14 17 (3.50%) C#
15 10 (2.06%) C++
16 8 (1.65%) C
16 8 (1.65%) TypeScript
17 7 (1.44%) ES6
17 7 (1.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 100 (20.58%) Security Cleared
2 93 (19.14%) SC Cleared
3 48 (9.88%) Degree
4 18 (3.70%) AWS Certification
5 12 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.23%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.82%) CCNA
8 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.62%) CGEIT
9 3 (0.62%) CISSP
9 3 (0.62%) CRISC
9 3 (0.62%) ISEB
9 3 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.62%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.62%) PMP
10 2 (0.41%) CCNP
10 2 (0.41%) OCA
11 1 (0.21%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (9.26%) QA
2 5 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.62%) GCP
4 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 175 (36.01%) Docker
2 34 (7.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 34 (7.00%) HDFS
3 32 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (4.73%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (4.32%) VirtualBox
6 20 (4.12%) Hyper-V
7 13 (2.67%) Active Directory
8 11 (2.26%) etcd
8 11 (2.26%) flannel
9 5 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.82%) NFS
10 4 (0.82%) Postfix
11 3 (0.62%) KVM
11 3 (0.62%) vCloud
12 2 (0.41%) ACF2
12 2 (0.41%) RACF
12 2 (0.41%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.41%) Squid
Systems Management
1 153 (31.48%) Ansible
2 140 (28.81%) Puppet
3 135 (27.78%) Kubernetes
4 99 (20.37%) Terraform
5 95 (19.55%) Opscode Chef
6 56 (11.52%) Packer
7 49 (10.08%) Docker Swarm
8 27 (5.56%) HAProxy
9 26 (5.35%) Salt
10 23 (4.73%) Hadoop YARN
11 20 (4.12%) Grafana
11 20 (4.12%) logstash
12 15 (3.09%) Rancher
13 13 (2.67%) Consul
14 11 (2.26%) rkt
15 8 (1.65%) Kibana
16 7 (1.44%) Prometheus
16 7 (1.44%) Rsyslog
17 6 (1.23%) SELinux
17 6 (1.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 66 (13.58%) Splunk
2 46 (9.47%) Red Hat
3 38 (7.82%) VMware
4 32 (6.58%) Oracle
5 24 (4.94%) Google
6 23 (4.73%) Atlassian
7 22 (4.53%) Microsoft
8 16 (3.29%) New Relic
9 13 (2.67%) SAP
10 12 (2.47%) AppDynamics
10 12 (2.47%) Cisco
11 10 (2.06%) Zend
12 8 (1.65%) HP
13 7 (1.44%) Huawei
14 6 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (1.03%) Rackspace
16 4 (0.82%) Arista
16 4 (0.82%) Juniper
16 4 (0.82%) OpenText
16 4 (0.82%) SOASTA, Inc