Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 519 536 631
Rank change year-on-year +17 +95 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Linux DevOps Engineer 328 352 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.36% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.38% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 281 179
England median daily rate £515 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £413 £325
90th Percentile £625 £600 £538
UK median daily rate £515 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +3.00% +17.65% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £49.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £49.50 - -

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 86445 93606 98127
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.84% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 57283 61667 63459
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2558 2964 3808
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +4.11% +7.70%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £43.83
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% +8.38%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -51 193 £525 +5.00% 26
South East +41 52 £450 -2.70% 8
North of England +70 49 £535 +7.00% 13
North West +33 25 £535 +18.89% 5
Yorkshire +16 25 £550 +10.00% 7
East of England -15 13 £425 -16.67% 2
South West +13 11 £413 -18.52% 3
Midlands +27 9 £400 -15.79% 4
North East +75 8 £625 +15.74% 1
East Midlands -1 5 £375 - 3
West Midlands +23 4 £542 +14.00% 1
Linux DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 328 (100.00%) Linux
1 328 (100.00%) DevOps
2 172 (52.44%) Amazon AWS
3 166 (50.61%) Puppet
4 159 (48.48%) Python
5 158 (48.17%) Jenkins
6 141 (42.99%) Ansible
7 132 (40.24%) Configuration Management
8 125 (38.11%) Continuous Integration
9 121 (36.89%) Docker
10 109 (33.23%) Bash Shell
11 104 (31.71%) Git (software)
12 97 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
13 94 (28.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 90 (27.44%) Terraform
15 82 (25.00%) CentOS
16 78 (23.78%) Java
17 64 (19.51%) Continuous Delivery
17 64 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
18 63 (19.21%) MySQL
18 63 (19.21%) Red Hat
19 62 (18.90%) Kubernetes
20 60 (18.29%) Ruby
21 56 (17.07%) JIRA
22 52 (15.85%) Ubuntu
23 49 (14.94%) VMware
24 48 (14.63%) Microservices
25 47 (14.33%) Confluence
25 47 (14.33%) MongoDB
26 46 (14.02%) Open Source

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 47 (14.33%) Confluence
2 40 (12.20%) nginx
3 32 (9.76%) Tomcat
4 23 (7.01%) OpenStack
5 19 (5.79%) Apache
6 17 (5.18%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (3.96%) JBoss
8 7 (2.13%) Jetty
9 6 (1.83%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.83%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (1.52%) IIS
10 5 (1.52%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.91%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.91%) Mule
11 3 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.30%) CICS
13 1 (0.30%) Mongrel
Applications
1 14 (4.27%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 172 (52.44%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (11.89%) AWS CloudFormation
3 25 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (6.10%) GitHub
5 17 (5.18%) Slack
6 15 (4.57%) SaaS
7 14 (4.27%) PaaS
8 13 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (3.96%) Serverless
9 12 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (2.74%) Amazon S3
10 9 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (1.83%) IaaS
13 5 (1.52%) G Suite
13 5 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (1.22%) Akamai
14 4 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.91%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 45 (13.72%) HTTP
2 28 (8.54%) DNS
3 26 (7.93%) TCP/IP
4 21 (6.40%) SSL
5 20 (6.10%) Firewall
6 11 (3.35%) DHCP
6 11 (3.35%) LAN
6 11 (3.35%) WAN
7 9 (2.74%) SAN
8 7 (2.13%) OpenLDAP
8 7 (2.13%) VPN
9 5 (1.52%) Internet
9 5 (1.52%) Network Security
9 5 (1.52%) VLAN
9 5 (1.52%) VoIP
10 4 (1.22%) LDAP
10 4 (1.22%) MPLS
11 2 (0.61%) SSH
12 1 (0.30%) BIG-IP
12 1 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (19.21%) MySQL
2 47 (14.33%) MongoDB
3 23 (7.01%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (6.40%) NoSQL
5 19 (5.79%) Big Data
6 18 (5.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (3.66%) Redis
8 11 (3.35%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (2.13%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.22%) SQL Server
12 3 (0.91%) DB2
12 3 (0.91%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.30%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.30%) HBase
14 1 (0.30%) InfluxDB
14 1 (0.30%) Neo4j
14 1 (0.30%) Riak
Development Applications
1 158 (48.17%) Jenkins
2 104 (31.71%) Git (software)
3 56 (17.07%) JIRA
4 28 (8.54%) Maven
5 25 (7.62%) Vagrant
6 21 (6.40%) SonarQube
7 18 (5.49%) Sonatype Nexus
8 17 (5.18%) Bitbucket
9 15 (4.57%) GitLab
10 12 (3.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (3.05%) TeamCity
12 8 (2.44%) Ant
13 7 (2.13%) Subversion
14 6 (1.83%) Artifactory
14 6 (1.83%) Gradle
15 4 (1.22%) git-flow
16 3 (0.91%) Hudson
16 3 (0.91%) Selenium
16 3 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
17 2 (0.61%) Travis CI
General
1 24 (7.32%) Finance
2 9 (2.74%) Banking
3 4 (1.22%) Billing
3 4 (1.22%) Music Industry
4 3 (0.91%) Games
5 2 (0.61%) Marketing
5 2 (0.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.30%) Electronics
6 1 (0.30%) Law
6 1 (0.30%) Legal
6 1 (0.30%) Publishing
6 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (12.80%) Elastic Stack
2 28 (8.54%) Node.js
3 27 (8.23%) Web Services
4 18 (5.49%) Sensu
5 16 (4.88%) REST
6 14 (4.27%) LEMP Stack
6 14 (4.27%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (3.35%) Kafka
8 10 (3.05%) LAMP
9 9 (2.74%) ActiveMQ
9 9 (2.74%) Hibernate
10 8 (2.44%) JSON
11 7 (2.13%) J2EE
11 7 (2.13%) Servlets
11 7 (2.13%) Spring
12 5 (1.52%) Middleware
12 5 (1.52%) RESTful
13 4 (1.22%) .NET
13 4 (1.22%) Flask
14 3 (0.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.62%) Clustering
2 18 (5.49%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.96%) Public Cloud
4 6 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.52%) Replication
6 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.91%) Device Driver
7 3 (0.91%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.61%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.61%) Fintech
8 2 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.61%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.61%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.30%) Blog
9 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.30%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 328 (100.00%) Linux
2 94 (28.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 82 (25.00%) CentOS
4 52 (15.85%) Ubuntu
5 45 (13.72%) Unix
6 39 (11.89%) Windows
7 9 (2.74%) SUSE
8 7 (2.13%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.83%) Solaris
9 6 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.22%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.91%) Debian
13 2 (0.61%) AIX
13 2 (0.61%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (100.00%) DevOps
2 132 (40.24%) Configuration Management
3 125 (38.11%) Continuous Integration
4 97 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (19.51%) Continuous Delivery
6 48 (14.63%) Microservices
7 46 (14.02%) Open Source
8 33 (10.06%) Load Balancing
8 33 (10.06%) Scrum
9 31 (9.45%) Kanban
10 29 (8.84%) Mentoring
11 25 (7.62%) Software Engineering
12 24 (7.32%) Release Management
13 22 (6.71%) Coaching
14 21 (6.40%) Test Automation
15 19 (5.79%) Static Code Analysis
16 17 (5.18%) Task Automation
17 14 (4.27%) Project Management
18 13 (3.96%) Continuous Deployment
19 12 (3.66%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 159 (48.48%) Python
2 109 (33.23%) Bash Shell
3 78 (23.78%) Java
4 60 (18.29%) Ruby
5 43 (13.11%) Perl
6 33 (10.06%) Shell Script
7 27 (8.23%) Go
8 13 (3.96%) PowerShell
9 11 (3.35%) SQL
10 10 (3.05%) PHP
11 8 (2.44%) Groovy
11 8 (2.44%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.52%) C
13 4 (1.22%) Scala
14 2 (0.61%) Korn
14 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.30%) C#
15 1 (0.30%) C++
15 1 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (7.01%) SC Cleared
1 23 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.66%) AWS Certification
3 6 (1.83%) CCNP
3 6 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.52%) Degree
5 4 (1.22%) CCNA
6 2 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.61%) CCDP
6 2 (0.61%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.61%) CISM
6 2 (0.61%) CISSP
6 2 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.30%) CCIE
7 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.30%) RHCA
7 1 (0.30%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) GCP
2 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 121 (36.89%) Docker
2 21 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.74%) Xen
4 8 (2.44%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.44%) vCloud
5 6 (1.83%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.52%) Samba
6 5 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.22%) KVM
7 4 (1.22%) LXC
8 3 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.91%) NFS
8 3 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.61%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.61%) vSphere
10 1 (0.30%) Ceph
10 1 (0.30%) Dovecot
10 1 (0.30%) Firmware
10 1 (0.30%) HDFS
10 1 (0.30%) Squid
Systems Management
1 166 (50.61%) Puppet
2 141 (42.99%) Ansible
3 90 (27.44%) Terraform
4 64 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
5 62 (18.90%) Kubernetes
6 25 (7.62%) Nagios
7 15 (4.57%) Graphite
8 12 (3.66%) Packer
9 11 (3.35%) Salt
9 11 (3.35%) ZABBIX
10 9 (2.74%) Prometheus
11 8 (2.44%) Grafana
11 8 (2.44%) Rancher
12 6 (1.83%) Consul
12 6 (1.83%) Kibana
12 6 (1.83%) logstash
13 5 (1.52%) Pingdom
13 5 (1.52%) WMI
14 4 (1.22%) HAProxy
14 4 (1.22%) Opsview
Vendors
1 63 (19.21%) Red Hat
2 49 (14.94%) VMware
3 28 (8.54%) Atlassian
4 24 (7.32%) SaltStack
5 20 (6.10%) Splunk
6 14 (4.27%) Cisco
7 10 (3.05%) Google
8 9 (2.74%) AppDynamics
8 9 (2.74%) Oracle
9 5 (1.52%) Fortinet
9 5 (1.52%) IBM
9 5 (1.52%) Juniper
9 5 (1.52%) Mitel
9 5 (1.52%) New Relic
9 5 (1.52%) PagerDuty
9 5 (1.52%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.22%) EMC
10 4 (1.22%) Microsoft
10 4 (1.22%) Rackspace
11 3 (0.91%) Cloudera