Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 477 474 485
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 415 359 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.42% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.44% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 291 297
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £389 £400 £375
90th Percentile £662 £628 £588
UK median daily rate £525 £516 £493
% change year-on-year +1.69% +4.82% +9.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £75.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £75.00 -

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 87,929 80,840 93,525
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.86% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,324 52,847 61,139
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,717 2,741 3,061
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.65 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.93 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.27% -2.92% +14.71%

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 April 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 April 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 -68 236 £525 -2.33% 61
South East -3 62 £425 -2.86% 9
North of England +11 47 £525 +16.67% 13
Midlands +18 37 £525 +6.33% 8
West Midlands +16 27 £528 -0.71% 3
North West +9 26 £525 +31.25% 9
South West +24 22 £535 +7.00% 4
Yorkshire -2 13 £592 +18.30% 3
North East +36 11 £592 +24.53% 1
East of England -3 11 £550 +25.71% 5
East Midlands +9 9 £450 +2.86% 5
Linux/Unix DevOps
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 415 (100.00%) DevOps
2 394 (94.94%) Linux
3 229 (55.18%) Amazon AWS
4 205 (49.40%) Python
5 199 (47.95%) Jenkins
6 196 (47.23%) Puppet
7 193 (46.51%) Ansible
8 176 (42.41%) Docker
9 154 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
10 133 (32.05%) Git (software)
11 120 (28.92%) Configuration Management
12 114 (27.47%) Opscode Chef
13 112 (26.99%) Bash Shell
14 107 (25.78%) Continuous Integration
15 105 (25.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 99 (23.86%) Terraform
17 97 (23.37%) Unix
18 93 (22.41%) Red Hat
19 89 (21.45%) Java
20 77 (18.55%) Kubernetes
21 76 (18.31%) Continuous Delivery
22 72 (17.35%) MongoDB
23 67 (16.14%) Open Source
23 67 (16.14%) Microsoft Azure
23 67 (16.14%) JIRA
24 66 (15.90%) MySQL
25 64 (15.42%) Ruby
26 63 (15.18%) CentOS
26 63 (15.18%) Splunk
27 62 (14.94%) Perl

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 52 (12.53%) Confluence
2 42 (10.12%) nginx
3 36 (8.67%) Tomcat
4 30 (7.23%) Apache
5 29 (6.99%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (4.58%) IIS
6 19 (4.58%) JBoss
7 16 (3.86%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.93%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.93%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.69%) Jetty
9 7 (1.69%) Mongrel
10 6 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.20%) Mule
12 4 (0.96%) CICS
12 4 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.96%) Mule ESB
13 2 (0.48%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.48%) SAS
14 1 (0.24%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 3 (0.72%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.48%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 229 (55.18%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (16.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (9.40%) AWS CloudFormation
4 28 (6.75%) Amazon EC2
5 26 (6.27%) OpenShift
6 23 (5.54%) PaaS
7 21 (5.06%) Amazon S3
8 20 (4.82%) Google Cloud Platform
9 19 (4.58%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (4.58%) GitHub
10 16 (3.86%) IaaS
11 15 (3.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 14 (3.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 13 (3.13%) Slack
14 9 (2.17%) Route 53
15 8 (1.93%) Datadog
16 7 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
16 7 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (1.69%) Serverless
17 6 (1.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 51 (12.29%) HTTP
2 50 (12.05%) TCP/IP
3 43 (10.36%) SSL
4 37 (8.92%) Firewall
5 34 (8.19%) DNS
6 19 (4.58%) DHCP
7 17 (4.10%) Internet
8 15 (3.61%) FTP
9 12 (2.89%) IPsec
10 7 (1.69%) SAN
11 6 (1.45%) BGP
11 6 (1.45%) LAN
11 6 (1.45%) OSPF
11 6 (1.45%) VoIP
11 6 (1.45%) WAN
12 5 (1.20%) Network Security
12 5 (1.20%) VLAN
12 5 (1.20%) VPN
13 4 (0.96%) BIG-IP
13 4 (0.96%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (17.35%) MongoDB
2 66 (15.90%) MySQL
3 40 (9.64%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (6.75%) NoSQL
5 21 (5.06%) Hadoop
6 20 (4.82%) Big Data
7 19 (4.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (3.86%) Redis
8 16 (3.86%) Relational Database
9 15 (3.61%) Amazon RDS
10 12 (2.89%) RDBMS
11 9 (2.17%) SQL Server
12 8 (1.93%) NuoDB
13 7 (1.69%) DB2
14 6 (1.45%) Couchbase
14 6 (1.45%) MariaDB
14 6 (1.45%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.96%) Hazelcast
16 3 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 199 (47.95%) Jenkins
2 133 (32.05%) Git (software)
3 67 (16.14%) JIRA
4 33 (7.95%) Maven
5 27 (6.51%) TeamCity
6 25 (6.02%) Sonatype Nexus
7 24 (5.78%) Artifactory
8 23 (5.54%) SonarQube
9 20 (4.82%) Subversion
10 19 (4.58%) Bitbucket
11 18 (4.34%) Vagrant
12 12 (2.89%) Selenium
13 11 (2.65%) Gradle
13 11 (2.65%) Travis CI
14 10 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (1.69%) GitLab
16 4 (0.96%) JUnit
16 4 (0.96%) Visual Studio
16 4 (0.96%) webpack
17 3 (0.72%) JMeter
General
1 44 (10.60%) Finance
2 23 (5.54%) Banking
3 11 (2.65%) Investment Banking
3 11 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.69%) Marketing
5 6 (1.45%) Electronics
5 6 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.20%) Front Office
6 5 (1.20%) Law
7 4 (0.96%) Retail
8 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.24%) French Language
8 1 (0.24%) Games
8 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (13.98%) Elastic Stack
2 30 (7.23%) Middleware
3 28 (6.75%) Kafka
3 28 (6.75%) Web Services
4 23 (5.54%) ActiveMQ
5 20 (4.82%) .NET
5 20 (4.82%) RabbitMQ
6 17 (4.10%) J2EE
7 15 (3.61%) LEMP Stack
8 14 (3.37%) Node.js
9 10 (2.41%) JSON
10 9 (2.17%) LAMP
10 9 (2.17%) Sensu
11 8 (1.93%) LDAP
11 8 (1.93%) RESTful
12 7 (1.69%) YAML
13 6 (1.45%) Servlets
14 5 (1.20%) Grok
14 5 (1.20%) Spring
14 5 (1.20%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.23%) Clustering
2 25 (6.02%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.82%) Public Cloud
4 17 (4.10%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (2.65%) Replication
6 10 (2.41%) Device Driver
7 9 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.45%) DataPower
10 6 (1.45%) Fintech
10 6 (1.45%) Video on Demand
11 5 (1.20%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.96%) FMCG
12 4 (0.96%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.96%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.72%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
13 3 (0.72%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 394 (94.94%) Linux
2 105 (25.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 97 (23.37%) Unix
4 63 (15.18%) CentOS
5 61 (14.70%) Windows
6 35 (8.43%) Ubuntu
7 14 (3.37%) Windows Server
8 12 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.41%) Debian
10 9 (2.17%) Solaris
11 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.96%) SmartOS
13 1 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.24%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.24%) SUSE
13 1 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (100.00%) DevOps
2 154 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (28.92%) Configuration Management
4 107 (25.78%) Continuous Integration
5 76 (18.31%) Continuous Delivery
6 67 (16.14%) Open Source
7 48 (11.57%) Microservices
8 36 (8.67%) Load Balancing
8 36 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (8.19%) Scrum
10 32 (7.71%) Mentoring
10 32 (7.71%) Test Automation
11 27 (6.51%) Migration
12 25 (6.02%) Kanban
13 24 (5.78%) ITIL
14 23 (5.54%) Coaching
15 21 (5.06%) Continuous Deployment
15 21 (5.06%) Task Automation
16 20 (4.82%) E-Commerce
17 16 (3.86%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 205 (49.40%) Python
2 112 (26.99%) Bash Shell
3 89 (21.45%) Java
4 64 (15.42%) Ruby
5 62 (14.94%) Perl
6 29 (6.99%) Shell Script
7 27 (6.51%) PowerShell
8 22 (5.30%) Go
8 22 (5.30%) SQL
9 21 (5.06%) Groovy
10 16 (3.86%) PHP
11 14 (3.37%) JavaScript
12 9 (2.17%) C
13 6 (1.45%) C++
14 3 (0.72%) C#
15 2 (0.48%) Scala
16 1 (0.24%) AWK
16 1 (0.24%) Java 8
16 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (9.88%) Security Cleared
2 34 (8.19%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.37%) AWS Certification
4 10 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.96%) Degree
6 3 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.41%) GCP
2 5 (1.20%) QA
3 4 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 176 (42.41%) Docker
2 24 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (2.41%) Xen
5 8 (1.93%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.93%) vCloud
6 7 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.45%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.45%) Samba
8 5 (1.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.96%) flannel
10 3 (0.72%) etcd
11 2 (0.48%) KVM
11 2 (0.48%) Postfix
11 2 (0.48%) Squid
12 1 (0.24%) iptables
12 1 (0.24%) LXC
12 1 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 196 (47.23%) Puppet
2 193 (46.51%) Ansible
3 114 (27.47%) Opscode Chef
4 99 (23.86%) Terraform
5 77 (18.55%) Kubernetes
6 30 (7.23%) Nagios
7 29 (6.99%) Rancher
8 27 (6.51%) Grafana
9 19 (4.58%) Prometheus
10 18 (4.34%) Packer
11 16 (3.86%) logstash
11 16 (3.86%) Salt
12 14 (3.37%) Icinga
12 14 (3.37%) Kibana
13 13 (3.13%) Galera Cluster
14 12 (2.89%) Consul
15 11 (2.65%) Docker Swarm
16 9 (2.17%) HAProxy
17 8 (1.93%) ZABBIX
18 6 (1.45%) WMI
Vendors
1 93 (22.41%) Red Hat
2 63 (15.18%) Splunk
3 41 (9.88%) VMware
4 27 (6.51%) Oracle
5 14 (3.37%) Cisco
5 14 (3.37%) IBM
6 13 (3.13%) Atlassian
7 12 (2.89%) Google
7 12 (2.89%) Microsoft
8 10 (2.41%) New Relic
8 10 (2.41%) SAP
9 9 (2.17%) AppDynamics
9 9 (2.17%) CA
10 7 (1.69%) Juniper
10 7 (1.69%) SaltStack
10 7 (1.69%) SolarWinds
11 6 (1.45%) F5
11 6 (1.45%) Fortinet
11 6 (1.45%) Mitel
12 5 (1.20%) Sonatype