Period
to 23 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £505 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 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.

Development Operations Linux/Unix
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 461 438 520
Rank change year-on-year -23 +82 +56
Contract jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 420 496 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.51% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.54% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 386 297
England median daily rate £505 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £363 £413 £325
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £42.25 - -
UK median hourly rate £42.25 - -

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 87332 92594 98855
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.82% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 57965 60982 63882
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £591
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2564 2965 3812
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +4.02% +7.79%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £44.23
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 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 -66 240 £525 +2.44% 23
South East +31 67 £450 -5.26% 7
North of England +46 61 £500 - 6
Yorkshire +6 27 £550 +10.00% 4
North West +29 26 £525 +16.67% 2
South West +14 22 £413 -18.52% 3
North East +78 17 £625 +47.06%
East of England -23 16 £500 -1.48% 2
Midlands +20 14 £400 -15.79% 6
East Midlands +1 8 £369 -1.67% 4
West Midlands +20 5 £525 +10.53% 2
Linux/Unix DevOps
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, 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.

1 420 (100.00%) DevOps
2 411 (97.86%) Linux
3 210 (50.00%) Puppet
4 207 (49.29%) Amazon AWS
5 199 (47.38%) Jenkins
6 196 (46.67%) Python
7 175 (41.67%) Ansible
8 162 (38.57%) Configuration Management
9 151 (35.95%) Continuous Integration
10 140 (33.33%) Docker
11 132 (31.43%) Git (software)
12 126 (30.00%) Bash Shell
13 124 (29.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 124 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
14 114 (27.14%) Java
15 101 (24.05%) Terraform
16 98 (23.33%) CentOS
17 94 (22.38%) Red Hat
18 91 (21.67%) Opscode Chef
19 89 (21.19%) Unix
20 80 (19.05%) MySQL
21 73 (17.38%) Ruby
21 73 (17.38%) Continuous Delivery
22 72 (17.14%) JIRA
23 71 (16.90%) Kubernetes
24 60 (14.29%) Perl
24 60 (14.29%) Open Source
25 57 (13.57%) Microservices
26 55 (13.10%) VMware
26 55 (13.10%) Ubuntu

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 51 (12.14%) Confluence
2 44 (10.48%) nginx
3 43 (10.24%) Tomcat
4 34 (8.10%) Apache
5 26 (6.19%) JBoss
5 26 (6.19%) OpenStack
6 18 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (3.57%) WebSphere
8 13 (3.10%) IIS
9 10 (2.38%) WebLogic
10 9 (2.14%) Jetty
11 8 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (1.67%) Apache Spark
13 6 (1.43%) Alfresco
13 6 (1.43%) Mule
13 6 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (1.19%) CICS
15 4 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 3 (0.71%) Mongrel
17 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (3.57%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (1.43%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 207 (49.29%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 34 (8.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (6.19%) GitHub
5 18 (4.29%) Slack
6 17 (4.05%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (3.81%) PaaS
8 15 (3.57%) SaaS
8 15 (3.57%) Serverless
9 14 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (2.86%) Amazon S3
11 10 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (1.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (1.43%) G Suite
15 6 (1.43%) IaaS
16 4 (0.95%) Akamai
16 4 (0.95%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 52 (12.38%) HTTP
2 38 (9.05%) DNS
3 31 (7.38%) Firewall
3 31 (7.38%) TCP/IP
4 28 (6.67%) SSL
5 16 (3.81%) SAN
6 15 (3.57%) DHCP
6 15 (3.57%) LAN
6 15 (3.57%) WAN
7 11 (2.62%) VPN
8 10 (2.38%) LDAP
9 9 (2.14%) OpenLDAP
10 6 (1.43%) SSH
10 6 (1.43%) VoIP
10 6 (1.43%) X.21
11 5 (1.19%) BIG-IP
11 5 (1.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (1.19%) Internet
11 5 (1.19%) Network Security
11 5 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (19.05%) MySQL
2 47 (11.19%) MongoDB
3 25 (5.95%) Big Data
3 25 (5.95%) NoSQL
4 24 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (4.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (3.57%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.86%) Redis
8 10 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 10 (2.38%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.90%) DB2
9 8 (1.90%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.67%) SQL Server
11 6 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.95%) HBase
12 4 (0.95%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.95%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.48%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.24%) Neo4j
14 1 (0.24%) Riak
Development Applications
1 199 (47.38%) Jenkins
2 132 (31.43%) Git (software)
3 72 (17.14%) JIRA
4 41 (9.76%) Maven
5 26 (6.19%) Vagrant
6 25 (5.95%) Bitbucket
7 22 (5.24%) SonarQube
8 21 (5.00%) TeamCity
9 20 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 20 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
10 17 (4.05%) GitLab
11 15 (3.57%) Subversion
12 13 (3.10%) Artifactory
13 10 (2.38%) Hudson
14 8 (1.90%) Ant
15 6 (1.43%) Gradle
16 5 (1.19%) JUnit
16 5 (1.19%) TestNG
16 5 (1.19%) webpack
17 4 (0.95%) git-flow
General
1 40 (9.52%) Finance
2 17 (4.05%) Banking
3 7 (1.67%) Marketing
4 6 (1.43%) Electronics
4 6 (1.43%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.95%) Billing
6 4 (0.95%) Music Industry
7 3 (0.71%) Games
7 3 (0.71%) Retail
8 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.24%) Law
8 1 (0.24%) Legal
8 1 (0.24%) Publishing
8 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (10.71%) Elastic Stack
2 36 (8.57%) Web Services
3 32 (7.62%) Node.js
4 18 (4.29%) Sensu
5 17 (4.05%) REST
6 15 (3.57%) J2EE
7 14 (3.33%) LEMP Stack
7 14 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
8 13 (3.10%) Kafka
9 12 (2.86%) LAMP
10 11 (2.62%) Spring
11 10 (2.38%) ActiveMQ
12 9 (2.14%) Hibernate
12 9 (2.14%) Middleware
12 9 (2.14%) Servlets
13 8 (1.90%) .NET
13 8 (1.90%) JSON
14 7 (1.67%) Software Packaging
15 6 (1.43%) RESTful
15 6 (1.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.67%) Clustering
2 20 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.57%) Public Cloud
5 9 (2.14%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.43%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.43%) Replication
7 5 (1.19%) DataPower
8 4 (0.95%) Device Driver
8 4 (0.95%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.71%) PKI
10 2 (0.48%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.48%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.48%) Fintech
10 2 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.48%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.48%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.48%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 411 (97.86%) Linux
2 124 (29.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 98 (23.33%) CentOS
4 89 (21.19%) Unix
5 55 (13.10%) Ubuntu
6 46 (10.95%) Windows
7 14 (3.33%) AIX
8 11 (2.62%) Solaris
9 9 (2.14%) Windows Server
10 8 (1.90%) SUSE
11 7 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.43%) Debian
12 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.95%) Amazon Linux
13 4 (0.95%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.48%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.24%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.24%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (100.00%) DevOps
2 162 (38.57%) Configuration Management
3 151 (35.95%) Continuous Integration
4 124 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (17.38%) Continuous Delivery
6 60 (14.29%) Open Source
7 57 (13.57%) Microservices
8 42 (10.00%) Scrum
9 39 (9.29%) Kanban
9 39 (9.29%) Load Balancing
10 33 (7.86%) Mentoring
11 31 (7.38%) Test Automation
12 26 (6.19%) Software Engineering
13 25 (5.95%) Release Management
14 23 (5.48%) Coaching
15 22 (5.24%) Migration
16 20 (4.76%) Static Code Analysis
16 20 (4.76%) Task Automation
17 18 (4.29%) OO
18 17 (4.05%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 196 (46.67%) Python
2 126 (30.00%) Bash Shell
3 114 (27.14%) Java
4 73 (17.38%) Ruby
5 60 (14.29%) Perl
6 37 (8.81%) Shell Script
7 30 (7.14%) Go
8 18 (4.29%) SQL
9 15 (3.57%) PowerShell
10 14 (3.33%) PHP
11 12 (2.86%) JavaScript
12 11 (2.62%) Groovy
13 5 (1.19%) C
14 4 (0.95%) Korn
14 4 (0.95%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.95%) Scala
15 1 (0.24%) C#
15 1 (0.24%) C++
15 1 (0.24%) R
15 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (9.29%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.33%) AWS Certification
4 6 (1.43%) CCNP
4 6 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.95%) CCNA
5 4 (0.95%) Degree
5 4 (0.95%) RHCE
6 3 (0.71%) RHCSA
7 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.48%) CCDP
7 2 (0.48%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (0.48%) CISM
7 2 (0.48%) CISSP
7 2 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.24%) CCIE
8 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.24%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.90%) QA
2 3 (0.71%) GCP
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 140 (33.33%) Docker
2 25 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.62%) Xen
4 10 (2.38%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.90%) vCloud
6 7 (1.67%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.43%) Samba
7 6 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.19%) NFS
9 4 (0.95%) KVM
9 4 (0.95%) LXC
10 3 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.71%) flannel
11 2 (0.48%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.48%) vSphere
12 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.24%) Ceph
12 1 (0.24%) Dovecot
12 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 210 (50.00%) Puppet
2 175 (41.67%) Ansible
3 101 (24.05%) Terraform
4 91 (21.67%) Opscode Chef
5 71 (16.90%) Kubernetes
6 31 (7.38%) Nagios
7 15 (3.57%) Graphite
8 12 (2.86%) Packer
8 12 (2.86%) Prometheus
9 11 (2.62%) Salt
9 11 (2.62%) ZABBIX
10 10 (2.38%) Rancher
11 9 (2.14%) Grafana
12 6 (1.43%) Consul
12 6 (1.43%) Kibana
12 6 (1.43%) logstash
12 6 (1.43%) Mesos
12 6 (1.43%) Pingdom
12 6 (1.43%) WMI
13 5 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 94 (22.38%) Red Hat
2 55 (13.10%) VMware
3 31 (7.38%) Atlassian
4 29 (6.90%) Oracle
5 26 (6.19%) Splunk
6 24 (5.71%) SaltStack
7 19 (4.52%) IBM
8 15 (3.57%) Cisco
9 13 (3.10%) Google
10 10 (2.38%) AppDynamics
10 10 (2.38%) HP
11 7 (1.67%) F5
12 6 (1.43%) Fortinet
12 6 (1.43%) Informatica
12 6 (1.43%) Juniper
12 6 (1.43%) Microsoft
12 6 (1.43%) Mitel
12 6 (1.43%) PagerDuty
12 6 (1.43%) Siebel
12 6 (1.43%) SolarWinds