Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 2017 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 530 840 -
Rank change year-on-year +310 - -
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 348 49 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.046% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 225 30 0
UK median daily rate £450 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £395 -
% change year-on-year +7.59% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 32908 35640 36484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.34% 33.30% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21547 23403 22969
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 985 1184 1409
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -4.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.54 £11.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.93 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -8.28%

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 19 September 2017.

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
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 19 September 2017. 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 +296 321 £450 +5.88% 73
London +145 188 £475 -2.56% 47
UK excluding London +184 151 £425 +7.59% 31
South East +75 64 £475 +11.76% 10
North of England +101 26 £406 +2.85% 7
Scotland - 22 £415 - 5
South West +21 21 £438 +118.75% 4
North West +48 19 £388 -1.90% 5
East of England 0 12 £375 - 3
Yorkshire +33 4 £650 - 2
West Midlands +31 4 - - 2
Midlands +26 4 - - 2
North East +73 3 £475 +13.10%
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux Command Line also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Linux Command Line.

1 278 (79.89%) Linux
2 174 (50.00%) Unix
3 153 (43.97%) Java
4 118 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
4 118 (33.91%) Git (software)
5 112 (32.18%) Python
6 88 (25.29%) Windows
7 85 (24.43%) JavaScript
8 72 (20.69%) SQL
9 69 (19.83%) HTML
10 67 (19.25%) Shell Script
11 65 (18.68%) Bash Shell
12 64 (18.39%) Jenkins
13 63 (18.10%) REST
14 61 (17.53%) Amazon AWS
15 60 (17.24%) Node.js
15 60 (17.24%) DevOps
16 59 (16.95%) CSS
17 58 (16.67%) Security Cleared
18 55 (15.80%) TDD
19 54 (15.52%) Maven
19 54 (15.52%) Apache
20 53 (15.23%) Scrum
21 51 (14.66%) JIRA
21 51 (14.66%) RESTful
21 51 (14.66%) Confluence
22 49 (14.08%) Finance
22 49 (14.08%) OO
22 49 (14.08%) Ansible
23 48 (13.79%) JUnit

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 54 (15.52%) Apache
2 51 (14.66%) Confluence
3 41 (11.78%) Elasticsearch
4 39 (11.21%) Tomcat
5 18 (5.17%) WildFly
6 15 (4.31%) Apache Spark
7 10 (2.87%) GemFire
8 9 (2.59%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (2.59%) JBoss
8 9 (2.59%) nginx
9 8 (2.30%) Apache Solr
10 7 (2.01%) CMS
10 7 (2.01%) MS Exchange
10 7 (2.01%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.72%) WordPress
12 5 (1.44%) Drupal
13 4 (1.15%) ExpressionEngine
13 4 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 1 (0.29%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 6 (1.72%) Houdini
1 6 (1.72%) Maya
1 6 (1.72%) NUKE
1 6 (1.72%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.29%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) RMDS
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 61 (17.53%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (11.49%) Amazon EC2
3 29 (8.33%) GitHub
4 28 (8.05%) Amazon S3
5 22 (6.32%) Amazon ELB
6 20 (5.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 20 (5.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 19 (5.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (4.02%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (3.74%) PaaS
10 9 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (2.30%) IaaS
12 7 (2.01%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (1.72%) OpenShift
13 6 (1.72%) Route 53
14 5 (1.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (1.15%) Amazon Kinesis
15 4 (1.15%) CloudFront
16 3 (0.86%) Amazon EMR
16 3 (0.86%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 43 (12.36%) HTTP
2 33 (9.48%) DNS
2 33 (9.48%) TCP/IP
3 32 (9.20%) SSH
4 28 (8.05%) Firewall
5 23 (6.61%) WAN
6 20 (5.75%) SSL
7 18 (5.17%) VPN
8 17 (4.89%) LAN
9 16 (4.60%) OpenLDAP
9 16 (4.60%) OpenVPN
10 10 (2.87%) Ethernet
10 10 (2.87%) LDAP
11 9 (2.59%) 3GPP
11 9 (2.59%) Diameter Protocol
11 9 (2.59%) SIGTRAN
12 6 (1.72%) DHCP
12 6 (1.72%) Internet
12 6 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (1.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.49%) Big Data
2 38 (10.92%) NoSQL
3 37 (10.63%) Relational Database
4 32 (9.20%) Hadoop
5 29 (8.33%) MySQL
6 26 (7.47%) Amazon RDS
6 26 (7.47%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (6.61%) RDBMS
8 22 (6.32%) SQL Server
9 15 (4.31%) Neo4j
10 14 (4.02%) HBase
11 13 (3.74%) Apache Hive
11 13 (3.74%) MongoDB
12 11 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (2.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 9 (2.59%) OLTP
15 7 (2.01%) DB2
16 6 (1.72%) Endeca
16 6 (1.72%) Redis
17 5 (1.44%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 118 (33.91%) Git (software)
2 64 (18.39%) Jenkins
3 54 (15.52%) Maven
4 51 (14.66%) JIRA
5 48 (13.79%) JUnit
6 36 (10.34%) Grunt
7 34 (9.77%) Liquibase
7 34 (9.77%) SonarQube
8 28 (8.05%) Babel
9 26 (7.47%) Vagrant
10 25 (7.18%) Ant
11 24 (6.90%) Bitbucket
11 24 (6.90%) Sonatype Nexus
12 21 (6.03%) Subversion
13 17 (4.89%) Checkstyle
13 17 (4.89%) Mockito
14 14 (4.02%) Gradle
15 11 (3.16%) IntelliJ
16 8 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (2.30%) Calabash
General
1 49 (14.08%) Finance
2 22 (6.32%) Banking
3 19 (5.46%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.87%) Marketing
5 9 (2.59%) Billing
6 8 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.72%) Electronics
7 6 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.72%) Retail
8 5 (1.44%) Publishing
9 3 (0.86%) Front Office
10 2 (0.57%) Advertising
10 2 (0.57%) Military
10 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 147 (42.24%) Developer
2 47 (13.51%) Java Developer
3 41 (11.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 31 (8.91%) Consultant
5 25 (7.18%) JavaScript Developer
6 22 (6.32%) Administrator
7 19 (5.46%) Architect
8 17 (4.89%) AWS Engineer
9 16 (4.60%) Analyst
9 16 (4.60%) AWS DevOps
9 16 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
10 15 (4.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.31%) Big Data Developer
10 15 (4.31%) Web Developer
11 14 (4.02%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
13 10 (2.87%) IT Analyst
13 10 (2.87%) Network Engineer
14 9 (2.59%) Java Engineer
14 9 (2.59%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (19.83%) HTML
2 63 (18.10%) REST
3 60 (17.24%) Node.js
4 59 (16.95%) CSS
5 51 (14.66%) RESTful
6 47 (13.51%) JSON
7 40 (11.49%) Web Services
8 36 (10.34%) Sass
9 35 (10.06%) Spring
9 35 (10.06%) XML
10 30 (8.62%) HTML5
10 30 (8.62%) J2EE
11 29 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
12 28 (8.05%) jQuery
13 24 (6.90%) AngularJS
13 24 (6.90%) Hibernate
13 24 (6.90%) Kafka
14 21 (6.03%) LAMP
15 20 (5.75%) Middleware
15 20 (5.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (8.05%) User Experience
3 24 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (4.31%) Replication
6 14 (4.02%) Virtual Team
7 13 (3.74%) PKI
8 8 (2.30%) Algorithms
8 8 (2.30%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.30%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.30%) Video on Demand
9 7 (2.01%) Animation
10 6 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (1.72%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.44%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.15%) Derivative
12 4 (1.15%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
13 3 (0.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 278 (79.89%) Linux
2 174 (50.00%) Unix
3 88 (25.29%) Windows
4 42 (12.07%) CentOS
5 36 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (6.90%) Windows Server
7 19 (5.46%) Solaris
8 18 (5.17%) Windows 7
9 17 (4.89%) VMS
10 13 (3.74%) Apple iOS
11 12 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (3.16%) Windows 10
13 7 (2.01%) AIX
14 5 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (1.15%) Android
15 4 (1.15%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.86%) FreeBSD
17 2 (0.57%) SUSE
17 2 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (17.24%) DevOps
3 55 (15.80%) TDD
4 53 (15.23%) Scrum
5 49 (14.08%) OO
6 48 (13.79%) Test Automation
7 44 (12.64%) Configuration Management
8 41 (11.78%) Microservices
9 40 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (10.92%) Continuous Delivery
11 33 (9.48%) Software Engineering
12 27 (7.76%) Open Source
13 26 (7.47%) Project Management
14 25 (7.18%) Load Balancing
14 25 (7.18%) Web Development
15 24 (6.90%) Unit Testing
16 23 (6.61%) User Stories
17 22 (6.32%) Service Management
18 21 (6.03%) Analytics
19 20 (5.75%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 153 (43.97%) Java
2 112 (32.18%) Python
3 85 (24.43%) JavaScript
4 72 (20.69%) SQL
5 67 (19.25%) Shell Script
6 65 (18.68%) Bash Shell
7 37 (10.63%) Perl
8 31 (8.91%) ES6
9 28 (8.05%) PHP
10 21 (6.03%) Groovy
10 21 (6.03%) Ruby
11 17 (4.89%) JPQL
12 16 (4.60%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.01%) Apple Swift
13 7 (2.01%) C#
14 6 (1.72%) Scala
14 6 (1.72%) XPath
15 5 (1.44%) C++
16 4 (1.15%) C
16 4 (1.15%) JCL
Qualifications
1 58 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 45 (12.93%) Degree
3 28 (8.05%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.74%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.59%) NVQ Level 4
6 7 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.72%) CISSP
8 5 (1.44%) CGEIT
8 5 (1.44%) CRISC
9 4 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.15%) CCNA
9 4 (1.15%) CCNP
10 3 (0.86%) CEH
11 2 (0.57%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.57%) ISEB
11 2 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.57%) OSCP
12 1 (0.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.33%) QA
2 6 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.86%) SLA
5 2 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (11.21%) Docker
2 34 (9.77%) Active Directory
3 25 (7.18%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (4.60%) Postfix
4 16 (4.60%) Squid
4 16 (4.60%) vCloud
5 15 (4.31%) HDFS
6 12 (3.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (2.87%) Samba
8 9 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (2.30%) NFS
10 7 (2.01%) OpenAM
11 5 (1.44%) iptables
12 4 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.57%) Snort
14 2 (0.57%) Varnish
15 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
15 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 49 (14.08%) Ansible
2 40 (11.49%) Puppet
3 26 (7.47%) Kubernetes
3 26 (7.47%) Rsyslog
4 22 (6.32%) Kibana
4 22 (6.32%) Terraform
5 19 (5.46%) logstash
6 17 (4.89%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (4.89%) ZABBIX
7 16 (4.60%) Docker Swarm
7 16 (4.60%) Rancher
7 16 (4.60%) Sysdig
8 7 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.72%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.44%) Control-M
10 5 (1.44%) Dollar Universe
10 5 (1.44%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (1.44%) Nessus
10 5 (1.44%) Nmap
Vendors
1 42 (12.07%) Red Hat
2 35 (10.06%) VMware
3 18 (5.17%) Microsoft
4 17 (4.89%) Oracle
4 17 (4.89%) Sonatype
4 17 (4.89%) Splunk
5 16 (4.60%) Cisco
6 13 (3.74%) Citrix
7 10 (2.87%) F5
8 9 (2.59%) Atlassian
8 9 (2.59%) SAP
9 8 (2.30%) NetApp
9 8 (2.30%) Sybase
9 8 (2.30%) Xamarin
10 7 (2.01%) IBM
10 7 (2.01%) Intel
10 7 (2.01%) McAfee
11 6 (1.72%) Forcepoint
11 6 (1.72%) HP
11 6 (1.72%) Veritas