Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux DevOps Engineer was £515 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 February 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.

Linux Development Operations Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 524 573 617
Rank change year-on-year +49 +44 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Linux DevOps Engineer 337 262 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.31% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 207 171
England median daily rate £515 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £410 £375
90th Percentile £650 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £510 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
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 88,335 84,288 92,927
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.74% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,287 55,355 60,351
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,615 2,958 3,424
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -0.05% +12.18%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.54 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 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 -21 201 £524 +2.24% 33
North of England +64 54 £535 +25.88% 7
South East +19 47 £438 -7.89% 12
North West +35 27 £525 +38.16% 6
Yorkshire +15 23 £550 +10.00%
Midlands +24 22 £450 -18.18% 4
West Midlands +18 16 £450 -18.18% 1
North East +47 12 £625 +52.44% 1
South West +2 10 £525 -2.33% 3
East of England -9 5 £550 +8.11% 5
East Midlands +14 4 £338 -35.71% 3
Linux DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, Linux DevOps Engineer 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 England region featuring Linux DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 337 (100.00%) Linux
1 337 (100.00%) DevOps
2 200 (59.35%) Amazon AWS
3 184 (54.60%) Python
4 181 (53.71%) Jenkins
5 166 (49.26%) Puppet
6 152 (45.10%) Docker
7 151 (44.81%) Ansible
8 121 (35.91%) Bash Shell
9 113 (33.53%) Configuration Management
10 112 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
10 112 (33.23%) Git (software)
11 100 (29.67%) Continuous Integration
12 98 (29.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 97 (28.78%) Opscode Chef
14 84 (24.93%) Red Hat
15 83 (24.63%) Terraform
16 77 (22.85%) Java
17 75 (22.26%) JIRA
17 75 (22.26%) Continuous Delivery
18 66 (19.58%) CentOS
19 64 (18.99%) Splunk
20 63 (18.69%) MongoDB
21 59 (17.51%) Confluence
22 57 (16.91%) Ruby
22 57 (16.91%) Kubernetes
23 56 (16.62%) Perl
24 55 (16.32%) Open Source
25 53 (15.73%) MySQL
25 53 (15.73%) Unix

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 59 (17.51%) Confluence
2 46 (13.65%) nginx
3 33 (9.79%) Tomcat
4 27 (8.01%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (7.12%) Apache
6 19 (5.64%) OpenStack
7 15 (4.45%) IIS
8 13 (3.86%) JBoss
9 9 (2.67%) Apache Spark
10 6 (1.78%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (1.48%) Mule
11 5 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (1.19%) Mule ESB
12 4 (1.19%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.89%) CICS
13 3 (0.89%) Jetty
13 3 (0.89%) Mongrel
14 2 (0.59%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.59%) SAS
15 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (2.67%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 200 (59.35%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (14.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (12.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 25 (7.42%) Slack
5 21 (6.23%) GitHub
6 20 (5.93%) PaaS
7 19 (5.64%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (5.34%) OpenShift
9 17 (5.04%) Amazon S3
10 13 (3.86%) IaaS
11 11 (3.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (2.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (2.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (2.08%) Datadog
13 7 (2.08%) SaaS
14 6 (1.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (1.48%) Amazon ELB
16 4 (1.19%) G Suite
16 4 (1.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 49 (14.54%) HTTP
2 36 (10.68%) Firewall
3 30 (8.90%) DNS
4 25 (7.42%) TCP/IP
5 20 (5.93%) DHCP
5 20 (5.93%) SSL
6 15 (4.45%) LAN
6 15 (4.45%) SAN
6 15 (4.45%) WAN
7 12 (3.56%) Internet
8 11 (3.26%) VoIP
9 7 (2.08%) Network Security
10 6 (1.78%) VPN
11 5 (1.48%) FTP
11 5 (1.48%) IPsec
11 5 (1.48%) VLAN
12 4 (1.19%) MPLS
13 3 (0.89%) BIG-IP
13 3 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 2 (0.59%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (18.69%) MongoDB
2 53 (15.73%) MySQL
3 29 (8.61%) NoSQL
4 25 (7.42%) Big Data
4 25 (7.42%) Hadoop
5 20 (5.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (5.34%) Redis
7 16 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (3.86%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (2.67%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.67%) SQL Server
10 7 (2.08%) NuoDB
11 6 (1.78%) Couchbase
12 4 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (1.19%) DB2
12 4 (1.19%) Hazelcast
12 4 (1.19%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.59%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.59%) HBase
Development Applications
1 181 (53.71%) Jenkins
2 112 (33.23%) Git (software)
3 75 (22.26%) JIRA
4 37 (10.98%) SonarQube
5 22 (6.53%) Maven
6 20 (5.93%) Bitbucket
7 19 (5.64%) TeamCity
8 15 (4.45%) Vagrant
9 14 (4.15%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (3.56%) Artifactory
10 12 (3.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (2.97%) Selenium
11 10 (2.97%) Subversion
12 6 (1.78%) git-flow
12 6 (1.78%) GitLab
12 6 (1.78%) Travis CI
13 5 (1.48%) Gradle
14 3 (0.89%) GoCD
14 3 (0.89%) Hudson
14 3 (0.89%) webpack
General
1 23 (6.82%) Finance
2 12 (3.56%) Banking
3 5 (1.48%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.19%) Billing
4 4 (1.19%) Games
4 4 (1.19%) Music Industry
4 4 (1.19%) Retail
5 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.30%) Electronics
6 1 (0.30%) Law
6 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.87%) Elastic Stack
2 29 (8.61%) Web Services
3 28 (8.31%) Kafka
4 18 (5.34%) ActiveMQ
5 16 (4.75%) .NET
6 15 (4.45%) Node.js
7 14 (4.15%) JSON
7 14 (4.15%) RabbitMQ
8 13 (3.86%) J2EE
9 11 (3.26%) Middleware
10 10 (2.97%) LEMP Stack
11 8 (2.37%) Sensu
12 7 (2.08%) REST
13 6 (1.78%) LAMP
14 5 (1.48%) Grok
15 4 (1.19%) Flask
15 4 (1.19%) RESTful
16 3 (0.89%) LDAP
16 3 (0.89%) Software Packaging
16 3 (0.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.24%) Clustering
2 28 (8.31%) Public Cloud
3 27 (8.01%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.75%) Replication
5 12 (3.56%) Device Driver
6 9 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.78%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.48%) DataPower
8 5 (1.48%) Fintech
8 5 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.19%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.19%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.89%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.89%) FMCG
10 3 (0.89%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.59%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.59%) PKI
11 2 (0.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 337 (100.00%) Linux
2 98 (29.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 66 (19.58%) CentOS
4 53 (15.73%) Unix
5 47 (13.95%) Windows
6 26 (7.72%) Ubuntu
7 19 (5.64%) Windows Server
8 17 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.67%) Debian
11 6 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.19%) SmartOS
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.30%) Solaris
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (100.00%) DevOps
2 113 (33.53%) Configuration Management
3 112 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (29.67%) Continuous Integration
5 75 (22.26%) Continuous Delivery
6 55 (16.32%) Open Source
7 51 (15.13%) Microservices
8 43 (12.76%) Mentoring
9 38 (11.28%) Load Balancing
10 34 (10.09%) Coaching
11 30 (8.90%) Scrum
12 26 (7.72%) Migration
12 26 (7.72%) Static Code Analysis
13 24 (7.12%) Kanban
13 24 (7.12%) User Stories
14 21 (6.23%) Software Engineering
15 20 (5.93%) Capacity Management
15 20 (5.93%) ITIL
16 19 (5.64%) Test Automation
17 14 (4.15%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 184 (54.60%) Python
2 121 (35.91%) Bash Shell
3 77 (22.85%) Java
4 57 (16.91%) Ruby
5 56 (16.62%) Perl
6 30 (8.90%) Shell Script
7 25 (7.42%) Go
8 23 (6.82%) SQL
9 21 (6.23%) PowerShell
10 19 (5.64%) Groovy
11 16 (4.75%) PHP
12 14 (4.15%) JavaScript
13 7 (2.08%) C
14 4 (1.19%) C++
15 3 (0.89%) C#
16 2 (0.59%) Scala
16 2 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (8.01%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.86%) AWS Certification
4 6 (1.78%) Degree
5 3 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.37%) GCP
2 4 (1.19%) QA
3 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 152 (45.10%) Docker
2 16 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.26%) Samba
5 9 (2.67%) Xen
6 6 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.19%) Active Directory
7 4 (1.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.59%) KVM
8 2 (0.59%) LXC
8 2 (0.59%) vCloud
9 1 (0.30%) Firmware
9 1 (0.30%) flannel
9 1 (0.30%) HDFS
9 1 (0.30%) iptables
9 1 (0.30%) Postfix
9 1 (0.30%) Squid
9 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 166 (49.26%) Puppet
2 151 (44.81%) Ansible
3 97 (28.78%) Opscode Chef
4 83 (24.63%) Terraform
5 57 (16.91%) Kubernetes
6 35 (10.39%) Nagios
7 26 (7.72%) Rancher
8 22 (6.53%) Grafana
9 16 (4.75%) Icinga
10 15 (4.45%) Prometheus
11 14 (4.15%) Packer
12 12 (3.56%) Galera Cluster
12 12 (3.56%) Salt
13 11 (3.26%) WMI
14 8 (2.37%) Consul
15 7 (2.08%) Docker Swarm
15 7 (2.08%) Graphite
15 7 (2.08%) ZABBIX
16 6 (1.78%) logstash
17 5 (1.48%) Kibana
Vendors
1 84 (24.93%) Red Hat
2 64 (18.99%) Splunk
3 35 (10.39%) VMware
4 21 (6.23%) Oracle
5 15 (4.45%) Atlassian
5 15 (4.45%) Cisco
6 12 (3.56%) IBM
7 11 (3.26%) Fortinet
7 11 (3.26%) Juniper
7 11 (3.26%) Mitel
7 11 (3.26%) SolarWinds
8 10 (2.97%) New Relic
9 9 (2.67%) Google
10 8 (2.37%) AppDynamics
10 8 (2.37%) CA
11 4 (1.19%) Sun
11 4 (1.19%) WSO2
12 3 (0.89%) F5
12 3 (0.89%) Microsoft
12 3 (0.89%) Rackspace