Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £515 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 458 455 546
Rank change year-on-year -3 +91 0
Contract jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 413 412 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.46% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.49% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 329 250
England median daily rate £515 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.21% +0.05%
10th Percentile £385 £413 £375
90th Percentile £638 £625 £589
UK median daily rate £515 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +3.00% +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 86,123 84,539 94,129
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.77% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,769 55,671 60,919
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
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 2,512 2,900 3,587
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.34% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 January 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 January 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 -98 227 £525 - 57
South East +20 66 £450 -5.26% 10
North of England +66 62 £535 +25.88% 23
North West +29 31 £530 +24.71% 17
Yorkshire +27 29 £608 +21.65% 5
South West +23 28 £543 +0.93% 5
Midlands +19 25 £450 -5.26% 4
West Midlands +21 16 £450 -12.20% 1
North East +45 14 £625 +47.06% 1
East Midlands +6 7 £338 -10.00% 3
East of England -13 6 £550 +8.86% 5
Linux/Unix DevOps
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, Linux/Unix DevOps 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/Unix DevOps in the job title.

1 413 (100.00%) DevOps
2 399 (96.61%) Linux
3 224 (54.24%) Amazon AWS
4 207 (50.12%) Jenkins
5 206 (49.88%) Python
6 201 (48.67%) Puppet
7 178 (43.10%) Ansible
8 160 (38.74%) Docker
9 139 (33.66%) Configuration Management
10 136 (32.93%) Bash Shell
11 135 (32.69%) Git (software)
12 133 (32.20%) Continuous Integration
13 126 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
14 117 (28.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 105 (25.42%) Opscode Chef
16 102 (24.70%) Terraform
17 98 (23.73%) Red Hat
18 95 (23.00%) Java
19 91 (22.03%) JIRA
20 81 (19.61%) CentOS
20 81 (19.61%) Continuous Delivery
21 75 (18.16%) Unix
22 70 (16.95%) Ruby
23 68 (16.46%) Confluence
24 67 (16.22%) MySQL
25 66 (15.98%) Perl
26 64 (15.50%) HTTP
26 64 (15.50%) MongoDB
26 64 (15.50%) Kubernetes
27 63 (15.25%) Open Source

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 68 (16.46%) Confluence
2 56 (13.56%) nginx
3 40 (9.69%) Tomcat
4 34 (8.23%) Apache
5 30 (7.26%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (5.08%) IIS
7 20 (4.84%) OpenStack
8 18 (4.36%) JBoss
9 8 (1.94%) CICS
9 8 (1.94%) Mule
10 7 (1.69%) Apache Spark
10 7 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (1.21%) Jetty
12 4 (0.97%) Alfresco
12 4 (0.97%) Mule ESB
12 4 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.97%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.73%) Mongrel
14 2 (0.48%) SAS
14 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (3.39%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 224 (54.24%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (11.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (10.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 27 (6.54%) Slack
5 25 (6.05%) GitHub
6 20 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (4.60%) Amazon S3
7 19 (4.60%) PaaS
8 14 (3.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 14 (3.39%) OpenShift
9 13 (3.15%) SaaS
10 12 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (2.91%) IaaS
11 8 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (1.69%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.45%) Datadog
13 6 (1.45%) G Suite
13 6 (1.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 64 (15.50%) HTTP
2 42 (10.17%) Firewall
3 37 (8.96%) DNS
4 34 (8.23%) TCP/IP
5 27 (6.54%) SSL
6 20 (4.84%) DHCP
7 19 (4.60%) SAN
8 16 (3.87%) LAN
8 16 (3.87%) WAN
9 11 (2.66%) Internet
9 11 (2.66%) VoIP
10 8 (1.94%) BIG-IP
10 8 (1.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (1.69%) Network Security
11 7 (1.69%) VPN
12 6 (1.45%) FTP
13 5 (1.21%) VLAN
14 4 (0.97%) IPsec
14 4 (0.97%) MPLS
15 3 (0.73%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (16.22%) MySQL
2 64 (15.50%) MongoDB
3 34 (8.23%) NoSQL
4 23 (5.57%) Hadoop
5 22 (5.33%) Big Data
6 21 (5.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 18 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (3.15%) Redis
8 13 (3.15%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (2.18%) DB2
10 9 (2.18%) SQL Server
11 8 (1.94%) MariaDB
11 8 (1.94%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.69%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.45%) Couchbase
14 4 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.97%) Hazelcast
15 3 (0.73%) Neo4j
15 3 (0.73%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 207 (50.12%) Jenkins
2 135 (32.69%) Git (software)
3 91 (22.03%) JIRA
4 37 (8.96%) SonarQube
5 28 (6.78%) TeamCity
6 27 (6.54%) Maven
7 23 (5.57%) Bitbucket
8 20 (4.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (4.60%) Artifactory
10 18 (4.36%) Sonatype Nexus
11 16 (3.87%) Vagrant
12 13 (3.15%) Subversion
13 10 (2.42%) GitLab
14 8 (1.94%) Ant
14 8 (1.94%) Selenium
14 8 (1.94%) webpack
15 6 (1.45%) git-flow
15 6 (1.45%) Gradle
16 5 (1.21%) Hudson
16 5 (1.21%) Travis CI
General
1 36 (8.72%) Finance
2 15 (3.63%) Banking
3 11 (2.66%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.69%) Marketing
5 6 (1.45%) Electronics
5 6 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.21%) Retail
7 4 (0.97%) Billing
7 4 (0.97%) Games
7 4 (0.97%) Music Industry
8 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.96%) Elastic Stack
2 28 (6.78%) Node.js
3 25 (6.05%) Web Services
4 22 (5.33%) Kafka
5 17 (4.12%) .NET
6 15 (3.63%) ActiveMQ
6 15 (3.63%) J2EE
7 14 (3.39%) JSON
7 14 (3.39%) Middleware
8 13 (3.15%) LAMP
9 12 (2.91%) LEMP Stack
9 12 (2.91%) REST
10 11 (2.66%) Sensu
11 8 (1.94%) React
11 8 (1.94%) Spring
11 8 (1.94%) Spring Boot
12 7 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (1.45%) LDAP
13 6 (1.45%) RESTful
14 5 (1.21%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.62%) Clustering
2 29 (7.02%) Data Centre
3 28 (6.78%) Public Cloud
4 15 (3.63%) Replication
5 13 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.42%) DataPower
6 10 (2.42%) Device Driver
7 8 (1.94%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.45%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.45%) Video on Demand
9 4 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.97%) Fintech
9 4 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.97%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.73%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.73%) FMCG
10 3 (0.73%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.73%) Freedom of Information Act
10 3 (0.73%) PKI
11 2 (0.48%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 399 (96.61%) Linux
2 117 (28.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 81 (19.61%) CentOS
4 75 (18.16%) Unix
5 51 (12.35%) Windows
6 38 (9.20%) Ubuntu
7 19 (4.60%) Windows Server
8 17 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (2.91%) Solaris
10 11 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (2.42%) Debian
12 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (1.21%) AIX
14 4 (0.97%) SmartOS
15 2 (0.48%) CoreOS
16 1 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
16 1 (0.24%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.24%) HPUX
16 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (100.00%) DevOps
2 139 (33.66%) Configuration Management
3 133 (32.20%) Continuous Integration
4 126 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (19.61%) Continuous Delivery
6 63 (15.25%) Open Source
7 58 (14.04%) Microservices
8 44 (10.65%) Mentoring
9 42 (10.17%) Load Balancing
10 37 (8.96%) Scrum
11 36 (8.72%) Coaching
12 33 (7.99%) Migration
13 28 (6.78%) Static Code Analysis
14 25 (6.05%) ITIL
14 25 (6.05%) Kanban
15 23 (5.57%) User Stories
16 22 (5.33%) Continuous Deployment
17 21 (5.08%) Test Automation
18 19 (4.60%) E-Commerce
18 19 (4.60%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 206 (49.88%) Python
2 136 (32.93%) Bash Shell
3 95 (23.00%) Java
4 70 (16.95%) Ruby
5 66 (15.98%) Perl
6 45 (10.90%) Shell Script
7 26 (6.30%) PowerShell
7 26 (6.30%) SQL
8 25 (6.05%) Groovy
9 24 (5.81%) Go
10 22 (5.33%) PHP
11 16 (3.87%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.69%) C
13 5 (1.21%) C++
14 2 (0.48%) VB
15 1 (0.24%) C#
15 1 (0.24%) Korn
15 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (8.96%) Security Cleared
2 30 (7.26%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.60%) AWS Certification
4 7 (1.69%) Degree
5 5 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) CCDP
7 1 (0.24%) CCIE
7 1 (0.24%) CCNP
7 1 (0.24%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.24%) CISM
7 1 (0.24%) CISSP
7 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.18%) GCP
2 4 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.73%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.73%) QA
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 160 (38.74%) Docker
2 20 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (2.66%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.66%) Samba
4 11 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (2.66%) Xen
5 8 (1.94%) vCloud
6 6 (1.45%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.73%) flannel
8 3 (0.73%) LXC
9 2 (0.48%) KVM
9 2 (0.48%) NFS
9 2 (0.48%) Postfix
9 2 (0.48%) Squid
9 2 (0.48%) vSphere
10 1 (0.24%) Firmware
10 1 (0.24%) HDFS
10 1 (0.24%) iptables
Systems Management
1 201 (48.67%) Puppet
2 178 (43.10%) Ansible
3 105 (25.42%) Opscode Chef
4 102 (24.70%) Terraform
5 64 (15.50%) Kubernetes
6 41 (9.93%) Nagios
7 23 (5.57%) Grafana
8 20 (4.84%) Rancher
9 19 (4.60%) Prometheus
10 14 (3.39%) Icinga
10 14 (3.39%) Salt
11 11 (2.66%) Galera Cluster
11 11 (2.66%) WMI
11 11 (2.66%) ZABBIX
12 10 (2.42%) logstash
13 9 (2.18%) Kibana
13 9 (2.18%) Packer
14 8 (1.94%) Graphite
15 7 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
16 5 (1.21%) Opsview
Vendors
1 98 (23.73%) Red Hat
2 60 (14.53%) Splunk
3 48 (11.62%) VMware
4 29 (7.02%) Oracle
5 25 (6.05%) Atlassian
6 16 (3.87%) Cisco
6 16 (3.87%) IBM
7 14 (3.39%) SaltStack
8 11 (2.66%) Fortinet
8 11 (2.66%) Google
8 11 (2.66%) Juniper
8 11 (2.66%) Mitel
8 11 (2.66%) SolarWinds
9 10 (2.42%) F5
10 9 (2.18%) AppDynamics
10 9 (2.18%) CA
10 9 (2.18%) New Relic
11 8 (1.94%) SAP
12 7 (1.69%) Adobe
12 7 (1.69%) Green Hat