Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 215 202
Rank change year-on-year -21 -13 +59
Contract jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 20 29 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.45% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.47% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 33
City of London median daily rate £538 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £455 £417 £462
90th Percentile £625 £675 £713
Central London median daily rate £544 £550 £538
% change year-on-year -1.14% +2.33% +9.69%
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 6,728 6,192 6,511
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 95.85% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,295 4,763 5,220
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £483 £450
% change year-on-year +3.63% +7.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 76 84
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.39 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.56% -8.50% -2.19%
10th Percentile £12.53 £12.52 £11.33
90th Percentile £32.70 £30.04 £32.18
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% -

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 July 2018.

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 17 July 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 20 (100.00%) Linux
1 20 (100.00%) DevOps
2 14 (70.00%) Ansible
2 14 (70.00%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 10 (50.00%) Unix
4 10 (50.00%) Docker
5 9 (45.00%) Jenkins
6 8 (40.00%) Puppet
6 8 (40.00%) Bash Shell
6 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
6 8 (40.00%) Terraform
7 7 (35.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (35.00%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (35.00%) Python
7 7 (35.00%) Finance
8 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
8 6 (30.00%) Java
9 5 (25.00%) Banking
9 5 (25.00%) Node.js
9 5 (25.00%) AWS Certification
9 5 (25.00%) Fintech
10 4 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (20.00%) Serverless
10 4 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (20.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (20.00%) Kubernetes
10 4 (20.00%) CloudFront
10 4 (20.00%) Route 53

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 (20.00%) Confluence
2 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (5.00%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 14 (70.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (20.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 4 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (20.00%) Amazon S3
2 4 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (20.00%) CloudFront
2 4 (20.00%) GitHub
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (20.00%) Route 53
2 4 (20.00%) Serverless
2 4 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (10.00%) OpenShift
4 1 (5.00%) IaaS
4 1 (5.00%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Network Security
2 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 2 (10.00%) SSL
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Node.js
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (10.00%) WireMock
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Fintech
2 1 (5.00%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Solaris
4 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) DevOps
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (35.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (15.00%) Microservices
6 2 (10.00%) Analytics
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (10.00%) Open Source
6 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.00%) ETL
7 1 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 7 (35.00%) Python
3 6 (30.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) Groovy
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Docker
2 2 (10.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (70.00%) Ansible
2 8 (40.00%) Puppet
2 8 (40.00%) Terraform
3 7 (35.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (20.00%) Kubernetes
5 2 (10.00%) Grafana
5 2 (10.00%) Kibana
5 2 (10.00%) Prometheus
6 1 (5.00%) Packer
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (15.00%) Splunk
4 2 (10.00%) SaltStack
4 2 (10.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) AppDynamics
5 1 (5.00%) New Relic
5 1 (5.00%) Sun
5 1 (5.00%) Tealium