Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 225 219 190
Rank change year-on-year -6 -29 +54
Contract jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 34 20 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.29% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.31% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 47
City of London median daily rate £550 £500 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.98% -10.42%
10th Percentile £466 £440 £463
90th Percentile £615 £575 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £538
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.98% -2.27%
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 6,695 6,505 6,398
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 94.84% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,298 5,092 5,106
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £656
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 90 74
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £45.59
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.38
% change year-on-year +3.31% +4.17% -3.47%

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 17 October 2018.

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

Linux/Unix DevOps
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
London Bridge - 16 £563 -
Linux/Unix DevOps
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Linux/Unix DevOps contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Linux/Unix DevOps in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) Linux
1 34 (100.00%) DevOps
2 22 (64.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 22 (64.71%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (64.71%) Terraform
3 21 (61.76%) Finance
4 19 (55.88%) Windows
4 19 (55.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (55.88%) Windows Server
5 17 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 16 (47.06%) X-Windows
7 15 (44.12%) Ansible
8 12 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (32.35%) Jenkins
10 9 (26.47%) Docker
10 9 (26.47%) Bash Shell
10 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (23.53%) Java
12 7 (20.59%) Puppet
13 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
13 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
13 6 (17.65%) Unix
13 6 (17.65%) Python
13 6 (17.65%) Red Hat
13 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
14 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
14 4 (11.76%) Banking
14 4 (11.76%) JIRA
14 4 (11.76%) Confluence
14 4 (11.76%) Node.js

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 4 (11.76%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 19 (55.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (8.82%) Amazon S3
3 3 (8.82%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (8.82%) CloudFront
3 3 (8.82%) GitHub
3 3 (8.82%) Route 53
3 3 (8.82%) Serverless
3 3 (8.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.94%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Jenkins
2 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.76%) JIRA
4 3 (8.82%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (8.82%) Subversion
4 3 (8.82%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.94%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.94%) JIRA Agile
General
1 21 (61.76%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) X-Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Node.js
3 3 (8.82%) .NET
4 2 (5.88%) Web Services
5 1 (2.94%) Kafka
5 1 (2.94%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Fintech
2 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (64.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (55.88%) Windows
3 19 (55.88%) Windows Server
4 6 (17.65%) Unix
5 1 (2.94%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (100.00%) DevOps
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (8.82%) Microservices
4 3 (8.82%) Software Delivery
5 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (5.88%) Open Source
5 2 (5.88%) Pair Programming
5 2 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (2.94%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (2.94%) ETL
6 1 (2.94%) Information Security
6 1 (2.94%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (2.94%) Release Management
6 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) SOA
6 1 (2.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) Bash Shell
2 8 (23.53%) Java
3 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 6 (17.65%) Python
4 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.82%) C#
6 2 (5.88%) Ruby
7 1 (2.94%) Groovy
7 1 (2.94%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 17 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (26.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (64.71%) Opscode Chef
1 22 (64.71%) Terraform
2 15 (44.12%) Ansible
3 7 (20.59%) Puppet
4 2 (5.88%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.94%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (2.94%) Packer
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Red Hat
2 3 (8.82%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Splunk
3 1 (2.94%) Sun