Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 August 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.

Development Operations Linux/Unix
UK > England
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 577 460 416
Rank change year-on-year -117 -44 +102
Contract jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 273 405 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.46% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.48% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 335 411
England median daily rate £530 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.41% +2.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £394
90th Percentile £675 £625 £609
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 88,400 83,933 95,422
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,456 54,900 62,972
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,840 2,542 2,824
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +6.38%

Linux/Unix DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux/Unix DevOps in England

Linux/Unix DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux/Unix DevOps in England

Linux/Unix DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps in England over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux/Unix DevOps in England

Linux/Unix DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux/Unix DevOps in England

Linux/Unix DevOps
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/Unix DevOps within the England region over the 6 months to 21 August 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 -100 158 £570 +6.05% 32
South East -55 36 £445 -1.11% 4
North of England -28 31 £485 +11.11% 16
East of England +7 27 £550 +30.95% 10
Midlands -13 16 £530 +41.33% 5
North West -18 13 £485 -5.83% 8
West Midlands -23 11 £530 +0.95% 3
North East -10 9 £400 -15.79% 1
Yorkshire -17 9 £500 -20.00% 7
East Midlands -10 5 £525 +42.37% 2
South West -19 5 £475 +16.92% 2
Linux/Unix DevOps
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 England region featuring Linux/Unix DevOps in the job title.

1 273 (100.00%) DevOps
2 250 (91.58%) Linux
3 144 (52.75%) Puppet
4 136 (49.82%) Ansible
5 131 (47.99%) Amazon AWS
6 125 (45.79%) Python
7 122 (44.69%) Jenkins
8 107 (39.19%) Docker
9 104 (38.10%) Git (software)
10 91 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
11 85 (31.14%) Continuous Integration
12 84 (30.77%) Unix
13 82 (30.04%) Configuration Management
14 74 (27.11%) Terraform
15 72 (26.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 64 (23.44%) Opscode Chef
17 58 (21.25%) Bash Shell
18 57 (20.88%) Red Hat
19 54 (19.78%) Java
20 49 (17.95%) Perl
20 49 (17.95%) Open Source
21 46 (16.85%) Kubernetes
22 43 (15.75%) Microsoft Azure
23 42 (15.38%) Windows
24 37 (13.55%) Finance
24 37 (13.55%) CentOS
24 37 (13.55%) Ruby
25 36 (13.19%) MySQL
25 36 (13.19%) TCP/IP
26 35 (12.82%) Deployment Automation

Linux/Unix DevOps 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 25 (9.16%) Apache
2 24 (8.79%) nginx
3 19 (6.96%) Confluence
4 17 (6.23%) Tomcat
5 14 (5.13%) JBoss
6 11 (4.03%) IIS
7 9 (3.30%) Jetty
7 9 (3.30%) Mongrel
7 9 (3.30%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (2.56%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.83%) Tuxedo
11 3 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.73%) WordPress
13 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.37%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.37%) Gunicorn
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 131 (47.99%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (15.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (10.62%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (6.59%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (6.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (4.76%) Amazon S3
5 13 (4.76%) GitHub
5 13 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 11 (4.03%) Route 53
7 10 (3.66%) IaaS
8 9 (3.30%) Google App Engine
9 8 (2.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (2.93%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (2.93%) OpenShift
9 8 (2.93%) PaaS
9 8 (2.93%) Serverless
10 7 (2.56%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (2.20%) CloudFront
12 4 (1.47%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 36 (13.19%) TCP/IP
2 33 (12.09%) SSL
3 29 (10.62%) DNS
4 27 (9.89%) HTTP
5 21 (7.69%) Firewall
6 17 (6.23%) DHCP
7 14 (5.13%) IPsec
8 13 (4.76%) FTP
9 7 (2.56%) Internet
10 5 (1.83%) BGP
10 5 (1.83%) Network Security
10 5 (1.83%) OSPF
10 5 (1.83%) VLAN
11 4 (1.47%) OpenVPN
11 4 (1.47%) VPN
12 3 (1.10%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.10%) OpenLDAP
12 3 (1.10%) SSH
13 2 (0.73%) SAN
13 2 (0.73%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.19%) MySQL
2 28 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 21 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 15 (5.49%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (3.30%) Big Data
5 9 (3.30%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.20%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.20%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.47%) Redis
9 3 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.10%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.73%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (0.73%) HBase
10 2 (0.73%) Ingres
11 1 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.37%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 122 (44.69%) Jenkins
2 104 (38.10%) Git (software)
3 30 (10.99%) Maven
4 26 (9.52%) JIRA
5 22 (8.06%) Artifactory
6 19 (6.96%) Sonatype Nexus
6 19 (6.96%) Vagrant
7 13 (4.76%) Subversion
7 13 (4.76%) TeamCity
8 9 (3.30%) Bitbucket
8 9 (3.30%) Travis CI
9 8 (2.93%) Gradle
9 8 (2.93%) SonarQube
10 6 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.47%) GitLab
11 4 (1.47%) Selenium
11 4 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (1.10%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.73%) IBM UrbanCode
13 2 (0.73%) webpack
General
1 37 (13.55%) Finance
2 27 (9.89%) Banking
3 18 (6.59%) Investment Banking
4 11 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.30%) Electronics
5 9 (3.30%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.30%) Marketing
6 8 (2.93%) Law
7 4 (1.47%) Front Office
8 3 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.16%) Middleware
2 24 (8.79%) Elastic Stack
3 20 (7.33%) Web Services
4 13 (4.76%) .NET
5 12 (4.40%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (4.03%) ActiveMQ
7 10 (3.66%) J2EE
8 9 (3.30%) Kafka
8 9 (3.30%) Node.js
8 9 (3.30%) Servlets
9 7 (2.56%) JSON
9 7 (2.56%) LAMP
9 7 (2.56%) LEMP Stack
10 6 (2.20%) LDAP
11 5 (1.83%) YAML
12 4 (1.47%) CSS
12 4 (1.47%) jQuery
12 4 (1.47%) REST
12 4 (1.47%) RESTful
12 4 (1.47%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.23%) Linux Command Line
2 11 (4.03%) Fintech
3 10 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.20%) Clustering
6 4 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.47%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.47%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.73%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.73%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.73%) PKI
8 2 (0.73%) Replication
9 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.37%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.37%) FMCG
9 1 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 250 (91.58%) Linux
2 84 (30.77%) Unix
3 72 (26.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (15.38%) Windows
5 37 (13.55%) CentOS
6 21 (7.69%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.20%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.47%) Debian
8 4 (1.47%) Solaris
9 3 (1.10%) SUSE
9 3 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.73%) AIX
10 2 (0.73%) Fedora
11 1 (0.37%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.37%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (100.00%) DevOps
2 91 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (31.14%) Continuous Integration
4 82 (30.04%) Configuration Management
5 49 (17.95%) Open Source
6 35 (12.82%) Deployment Automation
7 31 (11.36%) Continuous Delivery
8 30 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (9.52%) Microservices
10 24 (8.79%) Continuous Deployment
10 24 (8.79%) Test Automation
11 20 (7.33%) Electronic Trading
11 20 (7.33%) Load Balancing
12 19 (6.96%) Task Automation
13 18 (6.59%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 18 (6.59%) Release Management
14 17 (6.23%) Performance Engineering
14 17 (6.23%) Visualisation
15 14 (5.13%) E-Commerce
15 14 (5.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 125 (45.79%) Python
2 58 (21.25%) Bash Shell
3 54 (19.78%) Java
4 49 (17.95%) Perl
5 37 (13.55%) Ruby
6 20 (7.33%) SQL
7 16 (5.86%) Shell Script
8 15 (5.49%) PowerShell
9 13 (4.76%) JavaScript
10 8 (2.93%) Go
11 6 (2.20%) Groovy
11 6 (2.20%) PHP
12 4 (1.47%) C
13 1 (0.37%) AWK
13 1 (0.37%) C++
13 1 (0.37%) Erlang
13 1 (0.37%) Java 8
13 1 (0.37%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 32 (11.72%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.89%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.20%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.10%) Degree
6 2 (0.73%) RHCE
7 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.30%) QA
2 4 (1.47%) GCP
3 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 107 (39.19%) Docker
2 20 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.30%) Xen
4 5 (1.83%) etcd
4 5 (1.83%) flannel
4 5 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.10%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.73%) Btrfs
6 2 (0.73%) KVM
6 2 (0.73%) vCloud
7 1 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.37%) HDFS
7 1 (0.37%) NFS
7 1 (0.37%) pfSense
7 1 (0.37%) Postfix
7 1 (0.37%) Samba
7 1 (0.37%) Squid
7 1 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 144 (52.75%) Puppet
2 136 (49.82%) Ansible
3 74 (27.11%) Terraform
4 64 (23.44%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (16.85%) Kubernetes
6 12 (4.40%) HAProxy
6 12 (4.40%) Salt
7 10 (3.66%) Nagios
7 10 (3.66%) Rancher
8 9 (3.30%) Consul
8 9 (3.30%) logstash
9 8 (2.93%) Grafana
10 7 (2.56%) Packer
10 7 (2.56%) ZABBIX
11 6 (2.20%) Kibana
12 5 (1.83%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (1.83%) Galera Cluster
12 5 (1.83%) Prometheus
12 5 (1.83%) rkt
13 4 (1.47%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 57 (20.88%) Red Hat
2 31 (11.36%) VMware
3 19 (6.96%) Oracle
4 17 (6.23%) Microsoft
5 15 (5.49%) Google
6 13 (4.76%) SAP
6 13 (4.76%) Splunk
7 10 (3.66%) SaltStack
8 9 (3.30%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.20%) Cisco
10 4 (1.47%) CyberArk
10 4 (1.47%) New Relic
11 3 (1.10%) Cloudera
11 3 (1.10%) Hortonworks
11 3 (1.10%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.73%) Apigee
12 2 (0.73%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.73%) F5
12 2 (0.73%) Sencha
12 2 (0.73%) SolarWinds