Period
to 25 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux DevOps Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 587 532 560
Rank change year-on-year -55 +28 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Linux DevOps Engineer 259 276 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.34% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 225 251
England median daily rate £525 £515 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £396 £363 £375
90th Percentile £631 £617 £575
UK median daily rate £513 £515 £500
% change year-on-year -0.49% +3.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 86,962 80,166 93,211
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.96% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,451 52,188 61,349
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,794 2,618 2,831
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.69 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.04% -4.68% +12.06%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -72 154 £525 - 32
South East -14 42 £425 -12.82% 5
North of England -28 29 £485 +8.26% 10
Midlands -7 20 £530 +14.59% 4
West Midlands -13 15 £530 +0.95% 2
North West -21 13 £455 +7.06% 5
Yorkshire -18 9 £513 +2.50% 5
South West +5 8 £466 +16.56% 3
North East +1 7 £500 +5.26%
East of England +2 6 £580 +45.00% 6
East Midlands 0 5 £525 +31.25% 2
Linux DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 259 (100.00%) Linux
1 259 (100.00%) DevOps
2 150 (57.92%) Puppet
3 147 (56.76%) Amazon AWS
4 141 (54.44%) Jenkins
5 134 (51.74%) Ansible
6 124 (47.88%) Python
7 122 (47.10%) Docker
8 112 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
9 103 (39.77%) Git (software)
10 84 (32.43%) Configuration Management
11 75 (28.96%) Continuous Integration
12 72 (27.80%) Terraform
13 69 (26.64%) Opscode Chef
14 67 (25.87%) Bash Shell
14 67 (25.87%) Java
15 65 (25.10%) Red Hat
16 63 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 62 (23.94%) Unix
18 50 (19.31%) Kubernetes
19 45 (17.37%) Perl
19 45 (17.37%) Open Source
19 45 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
20 43 (16.60%) MongoDB
21 42 (16.22%) Ruby
21 42 (16.22%) JIRA
22 41 (15.83%) MySQL
23 40 (15.44%) Continuous Delivery
24 39 (15.06%) Elastic Stack
25 36 (13.90%) CentOS

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 32 (12.36%) Confluence
2 22 (8.49%) nginx
3 19 (7.34%) Tomcat
4 17 (6.56%) Apache
5 14 (5.41%) JBoss
6 9 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (3.47%) OpenStack
7 6 (2.32%) Apache Spark
7 6 (2.32%) IIS
8 5 (1.93%) Jetty
8 5 (1.93%) Mongrel
8 5 (1.93%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.77%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.77%) Mule
10 2 (0.77%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.77%) SAS
11 1 (0.39%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (0.39%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 147 (56.76%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (7.72%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (7.72%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (5.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 15 (5.79%) GitHub
4 15 (5.79%) OpenShift
4 15 (5.79%) PaaS
5 12 (4.63%) Amazon S3
5 12 (4.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (4.63%) IaaS
6 11 (4.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 11 (4.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (3.09%) Route 53
8 7 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (2.70%) Serverless
9 6 (2.32%) CloudFront
10 5 (1.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (1.93%) Google App Engine
11 4 (1.54%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.36%) TCP/IP
2 27 (10.42%) Firewall
3 26 (10.04%) SSL
4 23 (8.88%) DNS
5 20 (7.72%) HTTP
6 11 (4.25%) DHCP
6 11 (4.25%) FTP
7 10 (3.86%) Internet
7 10 (3.86%) IPsec
8 7 (2.70%) BGP
8 7 (2.70%) OSPF
9 6 (2.32%) VLAN
10 5 (1.93%) Network Security
11 3 (1.16%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.77%) SMS
12 2 (0.77%) VPN
13 1 (0.39%) ICMP
13 1 (0.39%) SAN
13 1 (0.39%) SMTP
13 1 (0.39%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (16.60%) MongoDB
2 41 (15.83%) MySQL
3 25 (9.65%) NoSQL
3 25 (9.65%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (5.02%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (5.02%) Big Data
4 13 (5.02%) Hadoop
4 13 (5.02%) Redis
5 11 (4.25%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (3.09%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.70%) SQL Server
8 6 (2.32%) NuoDB
8 6 (2.32%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.16%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.77%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.77%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.77%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.39%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 141 (54.44%) Jenkins
2 103 (39.77%) Git (software)
3 42 (16.22%) JIRA
4 30 (11.58%) Maven
5 23 (8.88%) Artifactory
6 22 (8.49%) Vagrant
7 19 (7.34%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (5.41%) Subversion
9 12 (4.63%) Bitbucket
10 10 (3.86%) SonarQube
11 9 (3.47%) Travis CI
12 7 (2.70%) Gradle
12 7 (2.70%) Selenium
13 6 (2.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (2.32%) TeamCity
14 4 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
15 3 (1.16%) GitLab
15 3 (1.16%) GoCD
16 1 (0.39%) Spinnaker
16 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (11.58%) Finance
2 9 (3.47%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.70%) Banking
4 5 (1.93%) Electronics
4 5 (1.93%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.93%) Marketing
5 4 (1.54%) Law
6 3 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.39%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (15.06%) Elastic Stack
2 21 (8.11%) Middleware
3 20 (7.72%) Kafka
3 20 (7.72%) RabbitMQ
3 20 (7.72%) Web Services
4 15 (5.79%) ActiveMQ
5 12 (4.63%) J2EE
6 9 (3.47%) .NET
6 9 (3.47%) LEMP Stack
6 9 (3.47%) Node.js
7 6 (2.32%) YAML
8 5 (1.93%) JSON
8 5 (1.93%) RESTful
8 5 (1.93%) Sensu
8 5 (1.93%) Servlets
9 4 (1.54%) LDAP
9 4 (1.54%) Ultra Messaging
10 3 (1.16%) Grok
10 3 (1.16%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.77%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.79%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (5.02%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.47%) Clustering
4 9 (3.47%) Fintech
5 6 (2.32%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.93%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.54%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.16%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.16%) Replication
9 2 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.77%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.77%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.39%) FMCG
10 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.39%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 259 (100.00%) Linux
2 63 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 62 (23.94%) Unix
4 36 (13.90%) CentOS
5 35 (13.51%) Windows
6 20 (7.72%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.32%) Debian
8 4 (1.54%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.16%) SUSE
9 3 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.77%) SmartOS
10 2 (0.77%) Solaris
10 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.39%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.39%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (100.00%) DevOps
2 112 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (32.43%) Configuration Management
4 75 (28.96%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (17.37%) Open Source
6 40 (15.44%) Continuous Delivery
7 35 (13.51%) Deployment Automation
8 28 (10.81%) Microservices
9 25 (9.65%) Test Automation
10 24 (9.27%) Load Balancing
11 21 (8.11%) Task Automation
12 18 (6.95%) Kanban
13 17 (6.56%) Scrum
14 16 (6.18%) Continuous Deployment
14 16 (6.18%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (6.18%) Release Management
15 14 (5.41%) Mentoring
16 12 (4.63%) Capacity Management
16 12 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (4.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 124 (47.88%) Python
2 67 (25.87%) Bash Shell
2 67 (25.87%) Java
3 45 (17.37%) Perl
4 42 (16.22%) Ruby
5 13 (5.02%) PowerShell
5 13 (5.02%) SQL
6 12 (4.63%) Shell Script
7 11 (4.25%) Go
7 11 (4.25%) Groovy
8 7 (2.70%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.32%) C
9 6 (2.32%) PHP
10 3 (1.16%) C#
11 2 (0.77%) C++
12 1 (0.39%) AWK
12 1 (0.39%) Java 8
12 1 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.27%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.86%) AWS Certification
4 6 (2.32%) Degree
5 4 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.93%) GCP
2 3 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 122 (47.10%) Docker
2 19 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.93%) Xen
4 3 (1.16%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (1.16%) etcd
4 3 (1.16%) flannel
5 1 (0.39%) iptables
5 1 (0.39%) KVM
5 1 (0.39%) Postfix
5 1 (0.39%) Squid
5 1 (0.39%) vCloud
5 1 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 150 (57.92%) Puppet
2 134 (51.74%) Ansible
3 72 (27.80%) Terraform
4 69 (26.64%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (19.31%) Kubernetes
6 19 (7.34%) Rancher
7 13 (5.02%) Grafana
8 12 (4.63%) Nagios
9 11 (4.25%) HAProxy
9 11 (4.25%) Packer
10 10 (3.86%) Salt
11 9 (3.47%) Galera Cluster
12 8 (3.09%) Consul
12 8 (3.09%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (3.09%) Prometheus
13 6 (2.32%) Icinga
13 6 (2.32%) logstash
14 5 (1.93%) Mesos
15 3 (1.16%) ITRS Geneos
15 3 (1.16%) Kibana
Vendors
1 65 (25.10%) Red Hat
2 25 (9.65%) Splunk
3 24 (9.27%) VMware
4 14 (5.41%) Oracle
5 11 (4.25%) Atlassian
6 8 (3.09%) Cisco
6 8 (3.09%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.09%) SAP
7 7 (2.70%) Google
8 6 (2.32%) IBM
9 5 (1.93%) New Relic
10 4 (1.54%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.54%) SaltStack
11 3 (1.16%) CyberArk
11 3 (1.16%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.16%) Sun
12 2 (0.77%) CA
12 2 (0.77%) Hortonworks
12 2 (0.77%) Tealium
12 2 (0.77%) WSO2