Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 475 489 462
Rank change year-on-year +14 -27 +68
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 148 405 493
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.44% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.95% 1.38% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 261 327
Median daily rate £500 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +22.09%
10th Percentile £400 £350 £345
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £50.50 £49.34 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.36% +7.25% -2.13%
10th Percentile £38.10 £47.20 £31.20
90th Percentile £62.90 £51.47 £48.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.00 £46.67 £46.00
% change year-on-year +41.42% +1.46% +91.67%

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 15,579 29,267 32,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.35% 31.93% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,565 18,784 21,248
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £250 £280 £266
90th Percentile £698 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 770 1,013 1,036
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.15% -6.39% +9.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.75 £11.56
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.01 £50.71
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £21.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.95% +16.67%

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 24 May 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 24 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Top 13 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 24 May 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 +13 135 £500 +5.26% 41
London +59 86 £525 +5.00% 16
UK excluding London +11 56 £500 +8.11% 27
South East +92 28 £500 - 5
North of England +62 7 £578 +35.88% 5
Scotland +27 7 £480 +60.00% 2
South West +17 7 £500 +5.82% 5
North West +47 6 £630 +48.24% 3
East of England +33 6 £490 +12.00% 3
Work from Home -11 4 £475 +0.53% 4
West Midlands +60 1 £400 -28.57% 5
Yorkshire +50 1 £450 +5.88% 2
Midlands +46 1 £400 -11.11% 7

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 118 (79.73%) Linux
2 84 (56.76%) Python
3 81 (54.73%) DevOps
4 62 (41.89%) Bash Shell
4 62 (41.89%) Java
5 55 (37.16%) Docker
6 53 (35.81%) Git (software)
6 53 (35.81%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (34.46%) AWS
8 47 (31.76%) Jenkins
9 46 (31.08%) Kubernetes
9 46 (31.08%) Unix
10 44 (29.73%) Windows
10 44 (29.73%) Terraform
11 39 (26.35%) SQL
12 37 (25.00%) Azure
13 36 (24.32%) PowerShell
14 35 (23.65%) Finance
15 34 (22.97%) Ansible
16 30 (20.27%) JavaScript
16 30 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (18.92%) Test Automation
18 27 (18.24%) MySQL
18 27 (18.24%) Oracle
18 27 (18.24%) Infrastructure as Code
19 26 (17.57%) JIRA
20 24 (16.22%) Perl
21 23 (15.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 22 (14.86%) Security Cleared
22 22 (14.86%) Microservices

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 (10.81%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.41%) Confluence
3 7 (4.73%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.38%) Apache
4 5 (3.38%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.70%) JBoss
6 3 (2.03%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.35%) CMS
8 1 (0.68%) Drupal
8 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.68%) InVision
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (2.03%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (1.35%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.68%) Actimize
3 1 (0.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 51 (34.46%) AWS
2 37 (25.00%) Azure
3 18 (12.16%) GitHub
4 16 (10.81%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (8.78%) Amazon S3
5 13 (8.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 12 (8.11%) OpenShift
7 11 (7.43%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (6.76%) GCP
9 8 (5.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (4.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (4.05%) Serverless
11 4 (2.70%) AWS CodePipeline
11 4 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (2.70%) Cloud9 IDE
11 4 (2.70%) PaaS
12 3 (2.03%) Datadog
13 2 (1.35%) Amazon ECS
13 2 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (1.35%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.05%) DNS
1 6 (4.05%) Firewall
1 6 (4.05%) HTTP
1 6 (4.05%) Internet
1 6 (4.05%) LAN
1 6 (4.05%) SSH
1 6 (4.05%) SSL
1 6 (4.05%) tcpdump
1 6 (4.05%) WAN
2 5 (3.38%) FTP
3 4 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (2.70%) IPsec
3 4 (2.70%) SMTP
3 4 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.70%) VPN
3 4 (2.70%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.35%) IPv6
4 2 (1.35%) OSPF
4 2 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.24%) MySQL
2 17 (11.49%) SQL Server
3 14 (9.46%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (8.11%) Relational Database
5 9 (6.08%) DB2
5 9 (6.08%) DB2 UDB
6 8 (5.41%) Redis
7 7 (4.73%) Big Data
8 6 (4.05%) Hadoop
8 6 (4.05%) NoSQL
9 5 (3.38%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (3.38%) HBase
9 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database
9 5 (3.38%) Parquet
10 4 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (2.03%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (2.03%) MariaDB
12 2 (1.35%) Ingres
13 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 53 (35.81%) Git (software)
2 47 (31.76%) Jenkins
3 26 (17.57%) JIRA
4 12 (8.11%) Eclipse
4 12 (8.11%) Selenium
5 10 (6.76%) Visual Studio
6 9 (6.08%) Ant
7 8 (5.41%) Bitbucket
7 8 (5.41%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (4.73%) JUnit
9 6 (4.05%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (3.38%) MSBuild
10 5 (3.38%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (3.38%) Subversion
10 5 (3.38%) Travis CI
10 5 (3.38%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (2.70%) Cucumber
12 3 (2.03%) Artifactory
12 3 (2.03%) RSpec
General
1 35 (23.65%) Finance
2 11 (7.43%) Public Sector
3 5 (3.38%) Banking
3 5 (3.38%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.70%) Retail
5 2 (1.35%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.35%) Law
5 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Front Office
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (29.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (18.24%) Developer
3 21 (14.19%) AWS Engineer
4 18 (12.16%) Azure Engineer
4 18 (12.16%) Cloud Engineer
5 15 (10.14%) Analyst
6 14 (9.46%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 14 (9.46%) Java Developer
7 13 (8.78%) Senior DevOps
8 9 (6.08%) AWS DevOps
8 9 (6.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 9 (6.08%) Security Engineer
8 9 (6.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.41%) Azure DevOps
10 7 (4.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 7 (4.73%) Support Engineer
11 6 (4.05%) Consultant
11 6 (4.05%) Operations Engineer
12 5 (3.38%) Data Engineer
12 5 (3.38%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.16%) Web Services
2 17 (11.49%) HTML
3 15 (10.14%) Node.js
4 14 (9.46%) .NET
4 14 (9.46%) LDAP
5 11 (7.43%) JSON
5 11 (7.43%) SOAP
5 11 (7.43%) Spring
6 10 (6.76%) RESTful
6 10 (6.76%) XML
7 9 (6.08%) JSP
7 9 (6.08%) SailPoint
7 9 (6.08%) Servlets
8 7 (4.73%) CSS
8 7 (4.73%) LAMP
8 7 (4.73%) YAML
9 6 (4.05%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.05%) jQuery
9 6 (4.05%) REST
10 5 (3.38%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (6.08%) Mainframe
4 6 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.38%) Cloud Native
5 5 (3.38%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.70%) CESG
6 4 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.70%) PKI
6 4 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (2.70%) User Experience
7 3 (2.03%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.35%) NHS
8 2 (1.35%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.35%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.68%) Clustering
9 1 (0.68%) Equities
9 1 (0.68%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 118 (79.73%) Linux
2 46 (31.08%) Unix
3 44 (29.73%) Windows
4 23 (15.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.70%) Solaris
6 3 (2.03%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.03%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.35%) CentOS
8 1 (0.68%) Android
8 1 (0.68%) DC/OS
8 1 (0.68%) SUSE
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (54.73%) DevOps
2 53 (35.81%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (18.92%) Test Automation
5 27 (18.24%) Infrastructure as Code
6 22 (14.86%) Microservices
7 20 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
8 18 (12.16%) Computer Science
9 17 (11.49%) TDD
10 15 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (9.46%) Configuration Management
12 12 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (7.43%) Data Science
14 10 (6.76%) ITIL
14 10 (6.76%) Open Source
14 10 (6.76%) Scrum
15 9 (6.08%) Information Security
15 9 (6.08%) Migration
15 9 (6.08%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 84 (56.76%) Python
2 62 (41.89%) Bash Shell
2 62 (41.89%) Java
3 39 (26.35%) SQL
4 36 (24.32%) PowerShell
5 30 (20.27%) JavaScript
6 24 (16.22%) Perl
7 15 (10.14%) Ruby
8 12 (8.11%) C
9 10 (6.76%) Shell Script
10 9 (6.08%) BeanShell
10 9 (6.08%) Bourne shell
10 9 (6.08%) Korn
10 9 (6.08%) Scala
11 7 (4.73%) PHP
12 6 (4.05%) C++
13 5 (3.38%) C#
13 5 (3.38%) R
14 3 (2.03%) Go
14 3 (2.03%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 22 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.43%) Degree
4 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.70%) AWS Certification
6 4 (2.70%) CEH
6 4 (2.70%) CREST Certified
6 4 (2.70%) GIAC
7 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.03%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.35%) OCP
8 2 (1.35%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.68%) CCNA
9 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.68%) ISEB
9 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.76%) QA
2 3 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (37.16%) Docker
2 16 (10.81%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.08%) RACF
4 5 (3.38%) HDFS
5 4 (2.70%) Snort
5 4 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.35%) GFS2
7 2 (1.35%) Samba
7 2 (1.35%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.68%) iptables
8 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 46 (31.08%) Kubernetes
2 44 (29.73%) Terraform
3 34 (22.97%) Ansible
4 6 (4.05%) Nagios
5 5 (3.38%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.38%) Packer
5 5 (3.38%) Tivoli
5 5 (3.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (2.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (2.70%) Puppet
7 3 (2.03%) Grafana
8 2 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.35%) Istio
8 2 (1.35%) Nessus
8 2 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.35%) Rancher
8 2 (1.35%) SELinux
8 2 (1.35%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (18.24%) Oracle
2 21 (14.19%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.19%) Red Hat
3 10 (6.76%) Splunk
4 8 (5.41%) Google
5 5 (3.38%) CA
5 5 (3.38%) HP
6 4 (2.70%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.03%) hybris
7 3 (2.03%) IBM
7 3 (2.03%) SAP
7 3 (2.03%) VMware
8 2 (1.35%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.35%) Brocade
8 2 (1.35%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.35%) Cisco
8 2 (1.35%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.35%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.35%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.35%) Thycotic