Period
to 20 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 529 476 535
Rank change year-on-year -53 +59 +94
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 365 463 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.15% 1.37% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 282 239
UK median daily rate £490 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £335 £360 £325
90th Percentile £626 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 18
UK median hourly rate £24.23 £46.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.33% -2.13% +452.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +91.67% +182.35%

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 31,648 33,716 30,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.74% 33.39% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,802 22,360 19,968
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1,026 1,092
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £21.79 £19.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +10.30% -4.22%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.78 £11.26
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.97 £49.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.13 £21.01 £18.38
% change year-on-year -8.95% +14.31% -10.91%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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 -46 342 £500 -4.76% 180
London -63 184 £525 -4.55% 58
UK excluding London +11 178 £475 +11.76% 134
South East -16 58 £550 +15.79% 37
North of England -12 40 £438 -7.89% 23
South West -10 24 £450 +50.00% 24
Midlands 0 21 £560 +35.76% 17
North West +3 19 £438 -20.45% 7
Yorkshire +10 14 £425 +13.33% 11
West Midlands -16 14 £560 +55.56% 11
Wales - 14 £406 - 3
East of England +9 13 £500 +25.00% 21
Scotland +3 8 £300 -25.00% 9
North East -5 7 £485 +22.78% 5
East Midlands +22 3 £325 -40.91% 6

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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.

1 295 (80.82%) Linux
2 177 (48.49%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (42.19%) Unix
4 149 (40.82%) Git (software)
5 137 (37.53%) Python
5 137 (37.53%) Jenkins
6 125 (34.25%) DevOps
7 114 (31.23%) Java
8 107 (29.32%) Amazon AWS
9 95 (26.03%) Docker
10 91 (24.93%) Test Automation
11 86 (23.56%) Continuous Integration
12 78 (21.37%) REST
12 78 (21.37%) Shell Script
13 77 (21.10%) Windows
14 75 (20.55%) JavaScript
15 73 (20.00%) Ansible
16 71 (19.45%) JIRA
17 70 (19.18%) Bash Shell
18 60 (16.44%) Puppet
18 60 (16.44%) GitHub
19 59 (16.16%) SQL
19 59 (16.16%) TDD
20 57 (15.62%) JSON
21 56 (15.34%) Degree
21 56 (15.34%) Node.js
21 56 (15.34%) Maven
22 54 (14.79%) Terraform
23 53 (14.52%) BDD
24 52 (14.25%) CSS

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 51 (13.97%) Apache
1 51 (13.97%) Confluence
2 23 (6.30%) WildFly
3 11 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.92%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.92%) WordPress
5 6 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.64%) CMS
5 6 (1.64%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.10%) Ethereum
6 4 (1.10%) Hyperledger
6 4 (1.10%) nginx
6 4 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.55%) GemFire
7 2 (0.55%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.55%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.55%) Mendix
7 2 (0.55%) SilverStripe
8 1 (0.27%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.10%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.55%) Maya
5 2 (0.55%) NUKE
6 1 (0.27%) HipChat
6 1 (0.27%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 6 (1.64%) HiPortfolio
2 4 (1.10%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (1.10%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.27%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 107 (29.32%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (16.44%) GitHub
3 39 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (9.04%) AWS CloudFormation
5 27 (7.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 21 (5.75%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (5.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 17 (4.66%) Amazon S3
9 11 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (3.01%) Serverless
10 10 (2.74%) OpenShift
11 9 (2.47%) IaaS
11 9 (2.47%) npm
11 9 (2.47%) PaaS
12 8 (2.19%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (1.92%) Route 53
14 6 (1.64%) CloudFront
14 6 (1.64%) DigitalOcean
14 6 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.67%) Firewall
2 19 (5.21%) VPN
3 15 (4.11%) HTTP
4 14 (3.84%) DNS
4 14 (3.84%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.01%) VLAN
6 10 (2.74%) LAN
6 10 (2.74%) SSL
7 9 (2.47%) SSH
7 9 (2.47%) WAN
8 8 (2.19%) Internet
9 6 (1.64%) DHCP
9 6 (1.64%) NAS
9 6 (1.64%) SAN
10 4 (1.10%) DVB
10 4 (1.10%) IPFS
10 4 (1.10%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
11 3 (0.82%) Intranet
11 3 (0.82%) Wireless
12 2 (0.55%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.23%) Hadoop
2 37 (10.14%) Big Data
3 36 (9.86%) HBase
3 36 (9.86%) Parquet
4 28 (7.67%) Relational Database
5 24 (6.58%) RDBMS
6 23 (6.30%) MySQL
7 19 (5.21%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (2.74%) Blockchain
10 7 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (1.92%) SQL Server
11 6 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.10%) Redis
14 3 (0.82%) BusinessObjects XI
14 3 (0.82%) DataStage
14 3 (0.82%) IBM InfoSphere
14 3 (0.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 149 (40.82%) Git (software)
2 137 (37.53%) Jenkins
3 71 (19.45%) JIRA
4 56 (15.34%) Maven
5 36 (9.86%) Gradle
6 26 (7.12%) JUnit
6 26 (7.12%) Vagrant
7 25 (6.85%) SonarQube
8 24 (6.58%) Liquibase
9 23 (6.30%) Bitbucket
10 22 (6.03%) Checkstyle
10 22 (6.03%) Mockito
11 19 (5.21%) Sonatype Nexus
12 16 (4.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (3.56%) Cucumber
13 13 (3.56%) Mocha
14 12 (3.29%) Subversion
15 11 (3.01%) CircleCI
16 10 (2.74%) Selenium
17 9 (2.47%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (5.48%) Banking
1 20 (5.48%) Finance
2 6 (1.64%) Back Office
3 5 (1.37%) Games
3 5 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (1.37%) Russian Language
3 5 (1.37%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.10%) Billing
5 3 (0.82%) German Language
6 2 (0.55%) Front Office
6 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.55%) Marketing
7 1 (0.27%) Law
7 1 (0.27%) Legal
7 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 166 (45.48%) Developer
2 66 (18.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 54 (14.79%) Java Developer
4 26 (7.12%) React Developer
5 25 (6.85%) Administrator
5 25 (6.85%) AWS Developer
5 25 (6.85%) AWS DevOps
5 25 (6.85%) AWS Engineer
6 22 (6.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 18 (4.93%) Hadoop Developer
8 16 (4.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 16 (4.38%) Python Developer
9 15 (4.11%) Analyst
9 15 (4.11%) Tester
10 14 (3.84%) Consultant
10 14 (3.84%) Software Engineer
11 13 (3.56%) Cloud Engineer
11 13 (3.56%) PHP Developer
11 13 (3.56%) Platform Engineer
11 13 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (21.37%) REST
2 57 (15.62%) JSON
3 56 (15.34%) Node.js
4 52 (14.25%) CSS
5 46 (12.60%) HTML
5 46 (12.60%) RESTful
6 41 (11.23%) Spring
7 39 (10.68%) Kafka
7 39 (10.68%) Middleware
8 36 (9.86%) Apache Avro
8 36 (9.86%) RabbitMQ
9 32 (8.77%) React
10 28 (7.67%) J2EE
11 24 (6.58%) jQuery
12 22 (6.03%) Drools
12 22 (6.03%) Hibernate
12 22 (6.03%) Java EE
12 22 (6.03%) JMS
12 22 (6.03%) Lambda Expressions
12 22 (6.03%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.70%) Virtual Team
2 34 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.93%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.66%) Video\Live Streaming
5 13 (3.56%) Video on Demand
6 12 (3.29%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (3.29%) User Experience
7 11 (3.01%) Cloud Native
7 11 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.74%) Bitcoin
9 9 (2.47%) Replication
10 8 (2.19%) Fintech
10 8 (2.19%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.19%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.92%) Clustering
12 6 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (1.64%) EMC VMAX
12 6 (1.64%) EMC VNX
12 6 (1.64%) Over-the-Top Content
13 5 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 295 (80.82%) Linux
2 154 (42.19%) Unix
3 77 (21.10%) Windows
4 42 (11.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (6.03%) VMS
6 17 (4.66%) Solaris
6 17 (4.66%) Windows Server
7 12 (3.29%) CentOS
8 8 (2.19%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.92%) AIX
10 6 (1.64%) Debian
10 6 (1.64%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.37%) Android
12 4 (1.10%) DC/OS
12 4 (1.10%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.82%) FreeBSD
14 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (48.49%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (34.25%) DevOps
3 91 (24.93%) Test Automation
4 86 (23.56%) Continuous Integration
5 59 (16.16%) TDD
6 53 (14.52%) BDD
7 50 (13.70%) Configuration Management
7 50 (13.70%) Unit Testing
8 42 (11.51%) OO
9 38 (10.41%) Benchmarking
10 35 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (9.59%) System Testing
11 33 (9.04%) Microservices
12 30 (8.22%) Software Engineering
13 26 (7.12%) Scrum
14 25 (6.85%) Kanban
15 24 (6.58%) High Availability
16 22 (6.03%) Dependency Injection
16 22 (6.03%) Domain-Driven Design
16 22 (6.03%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 137 (37.53%) Python
2 114 (31.23%) Java
3 78 (21.37%) Shell Script
4 75 (20.55%) JavaScript
5 70 (19.18%) Bash Shell
6 59 (16.16%) SQL
7 49 (13.42%) Perl
8 31 (8.49%) PHP
8 31 (8.49%) PowerShell
9 28 (7.67%) Ruby
10 24 (6.58%) Java 8
11 22 (6.03%) JPQL
12 17 (4.66%) C
13 14 (3.84%) TypeScript
14 12 (3.29%) C++
15 11 (3.01%) Go
16 9 (2.47%) Groovy
17 8 (2.19%) Korn
18 7 (1.92%) C#
18 7 (1.92%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 56 (15.34%) Degree
2 36 (9.86%) Security Cleared
3 25 (6.85%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.29%) AWS Certification
5 11 (3.01%) CISSP
6 9 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (2.19%) SSCP
8 6 (1.64%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.37%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.10%) CCNP
10 4 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.10%) ISEB
10 4 (1.10%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.82%) MCSE
11 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.82%) RHCE
12 2 (0.55%) OCA
12 2 (0.55%) OCAJ
12 2 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.03%) QA
2 7 (1.92%) SLA
3 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) GDPR
4 1 (0.27%) NIST 800
System Software
1 95 (26.03%) Docker
2 36 (9.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 36 (9.86%) HDFS
3 15 (4.11%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.19%) Samba
6 7 (1.92%) NFS
6 7 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.37%) VirtualBox
8 4 (1.10%) KVM
9 3 (0.82%) pfSense
9 3 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.55%) iptables
10 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.55%) Snort
10 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.27%) Cygwin
11 1 (0.27%) Firmware
11 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 73 (20.00%) Ansible
2 60 (16.44%) Puppet
3 54 (14.79%) Terraform
4 51 (13.97%) Kubernetes
5 40 (10.96%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (9.86%) Hadoop YARN
7 25 (6.85%) Docker Swarm
8 19 (5.21%) Salt
9 17 (4.66%) Packer
10 8 (2.19%) logstash
11 7 (1.92%) NetBackup
12 6 (1.64%) Oracle ZFS
13 5 (1.37%) Rancher
14 4 (1.10%) Consul
14 4 (1.10%) cPanel
14 4 (1.10%) Nagios
14 4 (1.10%) Nessus
14 4 (1.10%) SCCM
15 2 (0.55%) WSUS
15 2 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (12.33%) Red Hat
2 26 (7.12%) Splunk
3 24 (6.58%) Oracle
4 15 (4.11%) Atlassian
4 15 (4.11%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.01%) VMware
6 8 (2.19%) Cisco
6 8 (2.19%) Google
7 7 (1.92%) Brocade
8 6 (1.64%) Dell
8 6 (1.64%) EMC
8 6 (1.64%) IBM
8 6 (1.64%) Isilon
9 5 (1.37%) Juniper
10 4 (1.10%) Huawei
10 4 (1.10%) Mercator
10 4 (1.10%) New Relic
10 4 (1.10%) Palo Alto
11 3 (0.82%) Qualys
11 3 (0.82%) Zend