Period
to 12 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux DevOps Engineer was £515 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 12 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.

Linux Development Operations Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 531 526 660
Rank change year-on-year -5 +134 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Linux DevOps Engineer 338 329 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.34% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.36% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 264 165
England median daily rate £515 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £381 £413 £363
90th Percentile £638 £609 £575
UK median daily rate £515 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +3.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
England median hourly rate £49.50 £75.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £75.00 -
% change year-on-year -34.00% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 90165 90980 97892
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.69% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 60327 59882 63448
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2607 3016 3760
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.98 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Linux DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Linux DevOps Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Linux DevOps Engineer in England

Linux DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux DevOps Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux DevOps Engineer in England

Linux DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux DevOps Engineer in England over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux DevOps Engineer in England

Linux DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux DevOps Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
London -66 192 £525 +5.00% 16
South East +32 56 £439 -8.59% 10
North of England +70 50 £535 +7.00% 12
Yorkshire +35 27 £625 +25.00% 3
North West +33 23 £535 +25.88% 7
Midlands +38 22 £400 -15.79% 3
West Midlands +24 13 £425 -10.53% 1
North East +72 12 £625 +100.00% 2
South West +12 10 £500 -6.98% 3
East of England -15 9 £550 +7.75% 4
East Midlands 0 7 £375 - 2
Linux DevOps Engineer
UK

Linux DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, Linux DevOps Engineer 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 England region featuring Linux DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 338 (100.00%) Linux
1 338 (100.00%) DevOps
2 194 (57.40%) Amazon AWS
3 180 (53.25%) Puppet
4 179 (52.96%) Jenkins
5 159 (47.04%) Python
6 142 (42.01%) Configuration Management
7 140 (41.42%) Ansible
8 133 (39.35%) Continuous Integration
9 118 (34.91%) Docker
10 114 (33.73%) Bash Shell
11 111 (32.84%) Git (software)
12 104 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
13 92 (27.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 91 (26.92%) Terraform
15 84 (24.85%) Opscode Chef
16 71 (21.01%) Red Hat
17 70 (20.71%) Continuous Delivery
18 66 (19.53%) Java
18 66 (19.53%) CentOS
19 63 (18.64%) Open Source
20 61 (18.05%) JIRA
21 57 (16.86%) Ruby
21 57 (16.86%) MySQL
22 54 (15.98%) Kubernetes
23 53 (15.68%) Microservices
23 53 (15.68%) HTTP
23 53 (15.68%) MongoDB
24 52 (15.38%) Confluence
25 50 (14.79%) Perl

Linux DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 52 (15.38%) Confluence
2 44 (13.02%) nginx
3 32 (9.47%) Tomcat
4 24 (7.10%) Apache
5 23 (6.80%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (6.51%) OpenStack
7 16 (4.73%) IIS
8 11 (3.25%) JBoss
9 8 (2.37%) Apache Spark
10 7 (2.07%) Jetty
11 5 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (1.18%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.89%) CICS
13 3 (0.89%) Mongrel
13 3 (0.89%) Mule
13 3 (0.89%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.59%) Mule ESB
15 1 (0.30%) Alfresco
Applications
1 14 (4.14%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 194 (57.40%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (12.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (10.95%) AWS CloudFormation
4 22 (6.51%) Slack
5 20 (5.92%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (5.62%) GitHub
7 17 (5.03%) Amazon S3
8 14 (4.14%) SaaS
9 11 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (3.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (3.25%) PaaS
10 10 (2.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (2.66%) IaaS
11 9 (2.66%) Serverless
12 7 (2.07%) OpenShift
13 6 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (1.48%) G Suite
15 4 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
16 3 (0.89%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 53 (15.68%) HTTP
2 31 (9.17%) DNS
3 28 (8.28%) Firewall
4 27 (7.99%) TCP/IP
5 21 (6.21%) SSL
6 19 (5.62%) DHCP
7 17 (5.03%) LAN
7 17 (5.03%) WAN
8 14 (4.14%) SAN
9 11 (3.25%) VoIP
10 9 (2.66%) Internet
11 6 (1.78%) Network Security
12 5 (1.48%) VLAN
12 5 (1.48%) VPN
13 4 (1.18%) LDAP
13 4 (1.18%) MPLS
14 3 (0.89%) FTP
14 3 (0.89%) IPsec
14 3 (0.89%) OpenLDAP
14 3 (0.89%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (16.86%) MySQL
2 53 (15.68%) MongoDB
3 30 (8.88%) NoSQL
4 24 (7.10%) Big Data
5 20 (5.92%) Hadoop
6 19 (5.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (2.96%) Redis
8 10 (2.96%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.66%) SQL Server
10 6 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.78%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.18%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.89%) DB2
13 2 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.59%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.59%) HBase
13 2 (0.59%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.59%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 179 (52.96%) Jenkins
2 111 (32.84%) Git (software)
3 61 (18.05%) JIRA
4 28 (8.28%) SonarQube
5 21 (6.21%) Maven
6 20 (5.92%) TeamCity
7 19 (5.62%) Vagrant
8 15 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 15 (4.44%) Bitbucket
8 15 (4.44%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (3.55%) GitLab
10 9 (2.66%) Ant
11 8 (2.37%) Subversion
12 7 (2.07%) Artifactory
12 7 (2.07%) Selenium
13 6 (1.78%) git-flow
13 6 (1.78%) Hudson
14 5 (1.48%) Gradle
15 4 (1.18%) Travis CI
16 3 (0.89%) webpack
General
1 26 (7.69%) Finance
2 7 (2.07%) Banking
3 4 (1.18%) Billing
3 4 (1.18%) Games
3 4 (1.18%) Music Industry
3 4 (1.18%) Retail
4 3 (0.89%) Marketing
4 3 (0.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.30%) Law
5 1 (0.30%) Publishing
5 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.58%) Web Services
2 27 (7.99%) Elastic Stack
3 23 (6.80%) Node.js
4 16 (4.73%) REST
5 15 (4.44%) .NET
6 14 (4.14%) Kafka
7 13 (3.85%) JSON
8 11 (3.25%) ActiveMQ
8 11 (3.25%) Sensu
9 10 (2.96%) LEMP Stack
10 8 (2.37%) J2EE
10 8 (2.37%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (2.07%) LAMP
12 6 (1.78%) Middleware
12 6 (1.78%) RESTful
12 6 (1.78%) Servlets
13 4 (1.18%) Flask
13 4 (1.18%) Spring
14 3 (0.89%) React
14 3 (0.89%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.13%) Clustering
2 29 (8.58%) Data Centre
3 20 (5.92%) Public Cloud
4 13 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.55%) Replication
6 8 (2.37%) Device Driver
7 5 (1.48%) DataPower
8 4 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.18%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.89%) Fintech
9 3 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.89%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.59%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.59%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.59%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.59%) PKI
10 2 (0.59%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 338 (100.00%) Linux
2 92 (27.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 66 (19.53%) CentOS
4 49 (14.50%) Windows
5 46 (13.61%) Unix
6 37 (10.95%) Ubuntu
7 16 (4.73%) Windows Server
8 15 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (2.07%) Debian
11 4 (1.18%) Amazon Linux
11 4 (1.18%) Solaris
11 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.59%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (100.00%) DevOps
2 142 (42.01%) Configuration Management
3 133 (39.35%) Continuous Integration
4 104 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (20.71%) Continuous Delivery
6 63 (18.64%) Open Source
7 53 (15.68%) Microservices
8 38 (11.24%) Load Balancing
8 38 (11.24%) Mentoring
9 36 (10.65%) Scrum
10 30 (8.88%) Coaching
11 29 (8.58%) Kanban
12 26 (7.69%) Software Engineering
13 25 (7.40%) Release Management
14 24 (7.10%) Static Code Analysis
15 23 (6.80%) Migration
16 22 (6.51%) Test Automation
17 19 (5.62%) Continuous Deployment
18 18 (5.33%) User Stories
19 16 (4.73%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (47.04%) Python
2 114 (33.73%) Bash Shell
3 66 (19.53%) Java
4 57 (16.86%) Ruby
5 50 (14.79%) Perl
6 38 (11.24%) Shell Script
7 25 (7.40%) SQL
8 22 (6.51%) Go
9 20 (5.92%) PowerShell
10 18 (5.33%) PHP
11 12 (3.55%) JavaScript
12 9 (2.66%) C
12 9 (2.66%) Groovy
13 4 (1.18%) C++
14 2 (0.59%) Korn
14 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.59%) VB
15 1 (0.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (6.51%) SC Cleared
1 22 (6.51%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.33%) AWS Certification
3 5 (1.48%) Degree
4 3 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.59%) CCDP
5 2 (0.59%) CCNP
5 2 (0.59%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.59%) CISM
5 2 (0.59%) CISSP
6 1 (0.30%) CCIE
6 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.30%) RHCA
6 1 (0.30%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.07%) GCP
2 6 (1.78%) QA
3 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 118 (34.91%) Docker
2 17 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.55%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.55%) Xen
4 11 (3.25%) Samba
4 11 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.78%) vCloud
5 6 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.48%) Active Directory
7 4 (1.18%) LXC
8 3 (0.89%) KVM
8 3 (0.89%) NFS
9 2 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.59%) Squid
9 2 (0.59%) vSphere
10 1 (0.30%) Dovecot
10 1 (0.30%) Firmware
10 1 (0.30%) flannel
10 1 (0.30%) Postfix
10 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 180 (53.25%) Puppet
2 140 (41.42%) Ansible
3 91 (26.92%) Terraform
4 84 (24.85%) Opscode Chef
5 54 (15.98%) Kubernetes
6 28 (8.28%) Nagios
7 18 (5.33%) Grafana
8 13 (3.85%) Rancher
9 11 (3.25%) Prometheus
9 11 (3.25%) Salt
9 11 (3.25%) WMI
10 10 (2.96%) Icinga
10 10 (2.96%) Packer
10 10 (2.96%) ZABBIX
11 9 (2.66%) Graphite
12 8 (2.37%) Galera Cluster
12 8 (2.37%) logstash
13 6 (1.78%) Kibana
14 5 (1.48%) Opsview
15 3 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 71 (21.01%) Red Hat
2 43 (12.72%) VMware
3 42 (12.43%) Splunk
4 24 (7.10%) Atlassian
5 19 (5.62%) Cisco
6 18 (5.33%) Oracle
6 18 (5.33%) SaltStack
7 11 (3.25%) Fortinet
7 11 (3.25%) Google
7 11 (3.25%) Juniper
7 11 (3.25%) Mitel
7 11 (3.25%) SolarWinds
8 8 (2.37%) IBM
9 6 (1.78%) CA
9 6 (1.78%) Microsoft
9 6 (1.78%) New Relic
10 4 (1.18%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.18%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.18%) Rackspace
10 4 (1.18%) WSO2