Period
to 19 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

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
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 481 456 410
Rank change year-on-year -25 -46 -93
Contract jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 84 180 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.39% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.41% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 137 198
London median daily rate £550 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +2.44%
10th Percentile £325 £441 £409
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
England median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate - £35.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year - -17.16% -43.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 33,711 43,668 43,921
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.74% 94.82% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,213 31,539 31,789
London median daily rate £500 £500 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.52% +7.07%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 600 545
London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £20.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.82% -4.58% +3.38%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.50 £12.20
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.13 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +5.41% - -

Linux/Unix DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux/Unix DevOps in London

Linux/Unix DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux/Unix DevOps in London

Linux/Unix DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux/Unix DevOps in London

Linux/Unix DevOps
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 19 November 2019. 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
Central London +18 27 £519 -9.78% 9
South London +25 4 £546 -1.40%
Linux/Unix DevOps
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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 London region featuring Linux/Unix DevOps in the job title.

1 84 (100.00%) DevOps
2 82 (97.62%) Linux
3 44 (52.38%) Python
3 44 (52.38%) Ansible
4 40 (47.62%) Puppet
5 39 (46.43%) AWS
6 38 (45.24%) Terraform
7 34 (40.48%) Azure
7 34 (40.48%) Jenkins
8 32 (38.10%) Kubernetes
9 31 (36.90%) Docker
10 29 (34.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (32.14%) Git (software)
11 27 (32.14%) Red Hat
12 25 (29.76%) Configuration Management
13 24 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
13 24 (28.57%) Bash Shell
14 22 (26.19%) GCP
15 21 (25.00%) Unix
15 21 (25.00%) Migration
15 21 (25.00%) Infrastructure as Code
16 20 (23.81%) Security Cleared
17 17 (20.24%) Continuous Integration
18 16 (19.05%) SC Cleared
18 16 (19.05%) CentOS
19 15 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
20 13 (15.48%) Java
21 11 (13.10%) Windows
21 11 (13.10%) SQL
21 11 (13.10%) E-Commerce

Linux/Unix DevOps Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 8 (9.52%) OpenStack
2 5 (5.95%) Confluence
3 4 (4.76%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.76%) nginx
4 2 (2.38%) IIS
5 1 (1.19%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 39 (46.43%) AWS
2 34 (40.48%) Azure
3 22 (26.19%) GCP
4 9 (10.71%) GitHub
5 8 (9.52%) OpenShift
6 4 (4.76%) Amazon EKS
6 4 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (3.57%) IaaS
8 2 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.19%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.19%) Datadog
9 1 (1.19%) PaaS
9 1 (1.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) DNS
2 3 (3.57%) Firewall
3 2 (2.38%) NAS
3 2 (2.38%) SAN
4 1 (1.19%) DHCP
4 1 (1.19%) FTP
4 1 (1.19%) HTTP
4 1 (1.19%) IMAP
4 1 (1.19%) SMTP
4 1 (1.19%) SNMP
4 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.10%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.95%) Big Data
4 3 (3.57%) Apache Ignite
4 3 (3.57%) Flink
4 3 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.38%) DB2
5 2 (2.38%) MySQL
5 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.19%) FoundationDB
6 1 (1.19%) HBase
6 1 (1.19%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 34 (40.48%) Jenkins
2 27 (32.14%) Git (software)
3 11 (13.10%) JIRA
4 5 (5.95%) Artifactory
4 5 (5.95%) CircleCI
4 5 (5.95%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (4.76%) GitLab
6 3 (3.57%) Travis CI
7 2 (2.38%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.38%) Subversion
7 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.19%) Gerrit
8 1 (1.19%) GoCD
8 1 (1.19%) Maven
8 1 (1.19%) RSpec
8 1 (1.19%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.19%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Law
4 4 (4.76%) Front Office
5 3 (3.57%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.38%) Publishing
6 2 (2.38%) Retail
7 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.10%) Kafka
2 5 (5.95%) .NET
2 5 (5.95%) Middleware
2 5 (5.95%) Node.js
2 5 (5.95%) Software Packaging
3 4 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (3.57%) RESTful
5 2 (2.38%) REST
5 2 (2.38%) Swagger
5 2 (2.38%) XML
6 1 (1.19%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.19%) CSS
6 1 (1.19%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.19%) HTML
6 1 (1.19%) JMX
6 1 (1.19%) LDAP
6 1 (1.19%) Spring
6 1 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.19%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Hedge funds
2 4 (4.76%) Cloud Native
2 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.57%) Replication
4 2 (2.38%) Blog
4 2 (2.38%) Clustering
4 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.38%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) NHS
5 1 (1.19%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 82 (97.62%) Linux
2 29 (34.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (25.00%) Unix
4 16 (19.05%) CentOS
5 11 (13.10%) Windows
6 10 (11.90%) Ubuntu
7 4 (4.76%) CoreOS
7 4 (4.76%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.38%) Solaris
8 2 (2.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.19%) DC/OS
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (100.00%) DevOps
2 25 (29.76%) Configuration Management
3 21 (25.00%) Infrastructure as Code
3 21 (25.00%) Migration
4 17 (20.24%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (13.10%) E-Commerce
6 11 (13.10%) Infrastructure Automation
7 8 (9.52%) Microservices
7 8 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 7 (8.33%) Open Source
9 6 (7.14%) Immutable Infrastructure
9 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (5.95%) Build Automation
10 5 (5.95%) Task Automation
11 4 (4.76%) Load Balancing
11 4 (4.76%) Low Latency
11 4 (4.76%) Scrum
11 4 (4.76%) Systems Engineering
11 4 (4.76%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 44 (52.38%) Python
2 24 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 13 (15.48%) Java
4 11 (13.10%) SQL
5 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
5 10 (11.90%) Perl
6 9 (10.71%) Go
7 8 (9.52%) Groovy
7 8 (9.52%) Ruby
8 6 (7.14%) PowerShell
9 5 (5.95%) C
9 5 (5.95%) C#
10 4 (4.76%) Korn
10 4 (4.76%) Rust
10 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.19%) C++
11 1 (1.19%) Clojure
11 1 (1.19%) ClojureScript
11 1 (1.19%) F#
11 1 (1.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 16 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 31 (36.90%) Docker
2 8 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (2.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.19%) Ceph
5 1 (1.19%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 44 (52.38%) Ansible
2 40 (47.62%) Puppet
3 38 (45.24%) Terraform
4 32 (38.10%) Kubernetes
5 24 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (11.90%) Consul
7 8 (9.52%) Salt
8 6 (7.14%) Cobbler
9 5 (5.95%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (4.76%) CFEngine
10 4 (4.76%) Packer
11 3 (3.57%) logstash
12 2 (2.38%) Prometheus
13 1 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (1.19%) Grafana
13 1 (1.19%) HAProxy
13 1 (1.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 1 (1.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 1 (1.19%) Pingdom
13 1 (1.19%) Rancher
Vendors
1 27 (32.14%) Red Hat
2 9 (10.71%) SaltStack
2 9 (10.71%) VMware
3 8 (9.52%) Oracle
4 7 (8.33%) Citrix
5 5 (5.95%) F5
6 4 (4.76%) Confluent
6 4 (4.76%) Veracode
7 3 (3.57%) Axway
7 3 (3.57%) HP
7 3 (3.57%) IBM
7 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.57%) Splunk
8 2 (2.38%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.38%) Cisco
8 2 (2.38%) EMC
8 2 (2.38%) Google
8 2 (2.38%) Sybase
8 2 (2.38%) Veritas
9 1 (1.19%) Hitachi