Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in 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.

Development Operations Linux/Unix
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 173 225
Rank change year-on-year -53 +52 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 24 67 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 1.03% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 1.08% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 57 29
City of London median daily rate £500 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +12.82%
10th Percentile £425 £445 £325
90th Percentile £605 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £550 £538
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.33% +11.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6750 6222 7962
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.46% 95.24% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5358 4921 6286
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 70 110
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.47 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.69% -4.27% +7.35%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.24
90th Percentile £30.75 £50.62 £38.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.10% +9.09%

Linux/Unix DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Linux/Unix DevOps in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Linux/Unix DevOps in the City of London

Linux/Unix DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux/Unix DevOps in the City of London

Linux/Unix DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux/Unix DevOps in the City of London

Linux/Unix DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, Linux/Unix DevOps contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Linux/Unix DevOps in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) DevOps
2 22 (91.67%) Linux
3 16 (66.67%) Puppet
4 15 (62.50%) Ansible
5 14 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (50.00%) Jenkins
7 11 (45.83%) Terraform
8 9 (37.50%) Configuration Management
9 8 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (29.17%) Bash Shell
10 7 (29.17%) Python
11 6 (25.00%) Java
11 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (25.00%) Docker
11 6 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (20.83%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (20.83%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (20.83%) Ruby
12 5 (20.83%) Release Management
12 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (20.83%) MySQL
12 5 (20.83%) GCP
12 5 (20.83%) Windows
13 4 (16.67%) Finance
13 4 (16.67%) Perl
13 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
13 4 (16.67%) Ubuntu
13 4 (16.67%) Debian

Linux/Unix DevOps Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (8.33%) JBoss
1 2 (8.33%) Jetty
1 2 (8.33%) nginx
1 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 14 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (20.83%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (20.83%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (8.33%) Amazon S3
6 1 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (4.17%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (4.17%) Route 53
6 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (8.33%) SSL
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) DSL
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) MySQL
2 3 (12.50%) Big Data
2 3 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.17%) HBase
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (12.50%) Maven
4 2 (8.33%) JIRA
4 2 (8.33%) Subversion
5 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
5 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (8.33%) J2EE
1 2 (8.33%) LEMP Stack
1 2 (8.33%) Servlets
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Node.js
2 1 (4.17%) REST
2 1 (4.17%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 22 (91.67%) Linux
2 5 (20.83%) Windows
3 4 (16.67%) Debian
3 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (16.67%) Ubuntu
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) CentOS
4 3 (12.50%) Unix
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) DevOps
2 9 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.83%) Release Management
5 2 (8.33%) Memory Management
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Patch Management
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Build Automation
6 1 (4.17%) Kanban
6 1 (4.17%) Microservices
6 1 (4.17%) Scrum
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Bash Shell
1 7 (29.17%) Python
2 6 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) Ruby
4 4 (16.67%) Perl
5 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) GCP
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Docker
2 2 (8.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (66.67%) Puppet
2 15 (62.50%) Ansible
3 11 (45.83%) Terraform
4 8 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (16.67%) Kubernetes
6 2 (8.33%) Nagios
6 2 (8.33%) Packer
7 1 (4.17%) Graphite
7 1 (4.17%) Kibana
7 1 (4.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
1 3 (12.50%) SaltStack
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco
2 2 (8.33%) Splunk
2 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle