Period
to 18 September 2020

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 18 September 2020.

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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 202 236
Rank change year-on-year +85 +34 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 1 33 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.056% 0.53% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.56% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 30 19
Median daily rate £538 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.16% -13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £519 £325 £463
90th Percentile £556 £650 £625
Central London median daily rate £538 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +7.50% -9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 1,648 5,889 6,634
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 94.04% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,168 4,609 5,231
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £313 £319 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 77 127
Median hourly rate £35.75 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.75% +6.95% +3.31%
10th Percentile £16.75 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.90 £53.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate £35.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +77.50% +6.95% +0.01%

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

Job postings that featured Linux/Unix DevOps in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps in the City of London.

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

Linux/Unix DevOps Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Axway
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) CentOS
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) nginx
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (100.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (100.00%) Ansible
1 1 (100.00%) logstash
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Packer
1 1 (100.00%) Terraform
1 1 (100.00%) Consul

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 1 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (100.00%) nginx
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) CentOS
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Ansible
1 1 (100.00%) Consul
1 1 (100.00%) logstash
1 1 (100.00%) Packer
1 1 (100.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Axway