Period
to 4 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 352 466 455
Rank change year-on-year +114 -11 -84
Contract jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 25 131 177
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.35% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 115 148
Median daily rate £550 £575 £558
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +3.14% +3.72%
10th Percentile £411 £325 £425
90th Percentile £654 £688 £675
England median daily rate £520 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -0.95% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 14,445 37,748 43,772
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.91% 94.19% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,806 27,017 31,681
Median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £318 £313
90th Percentile £703 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 497 622
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £17.46 £12.40 £13.13
90th Percentile £54.70 £56.90 £51.17
Median hourly rate £26.65 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +33.26% +6.95% +3.31%

Linux/Unix DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Linux/Unix DevOps in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps in London.

Daily rate trend for Linux/Unix DevOps in London

Linux/Unix DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps in London over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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
South London +50 5 £450 - 1
Central London +106 2 £556 +17.11% 8
East London +41 2 £394 -34.38%
Linux/Unix DevOps
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 25 (100.00%) DevOps
2 24 (96.00%) Linux
3 13 (52.00%) Terraform
3 13 (52.00%) Python
4 12 (48.00%) AWS
4 12 (48.00%) Ansible
5 11 (44.00%) Kubernetes
5 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (36.00%) JIRA
6 9 (36.00%) Jenkins
7 8 (32.00%) Confluence
7 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
8 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
9 6 (24.00%) Docker
9 6 (24.00%) Puppet
9 6 (24.00%) OpenShift
9 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
9 6 (24.00%) Firewall
9 6 (24.00%) Finance
9 6 (24.00%) VMware
9 6 (24.00%) Asset Management
10 5 (20.00%) Maven
10 5 (20.00%) Azure
10 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 5 (20.00%) CentOS
10 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
10 5 (20.00%) DNS

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 (32.00%) Confluence
2 2 (8.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.00%) nginx
3 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 12 (48.00%) AWS
2 6 (24.00%) OpenShift
3 5 (20.00%) Azure
4 4 (16.00%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (16.00%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (16.00%) Amazon S3
4 4 (16.00%) GitHub
4 4 (16.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (12.00%) GCP
6 1 (4.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (4.00%) IaaS
6 1 (4.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) DNS
3 4 (16.00%) DHCP
3 4 (16.00%) HTTP
3 4 (16.00%) OpenLDAP
3 4 (16.00%) SAN
3 4 (16.00%) SSL
3 4 (16.00%) VLAN
4 2 (8.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Jenkins
1 9 (36.00%) JIRA
2 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (20.00%) Maven
4 4 (16.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (12.00%) Bitbucket
6 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Web Services
2 4 (16.00%) LDAP
2 4 (16.00%) YAML
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
3 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (16.00%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (8.00%) Cloud Native
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (96.00%) Linux
2 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (20.00%) CentOS
3 5 (20.00%) Unix
3 5 (20.00%) Windows
4 4 (16.00%) Debian
4 4 (16.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) DevOps
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Asset Management
3 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
4 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.00%) Capacity Management
5 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.00%) Log Aggregation
5 4 (16.00%) Patch Management
6 3 (12.00%) Analytics
6 3 (12.00%) Server Management
7 2 (8.00%) Fintech
7 2 (8.00%) High Availability
7 2 (8.00%) Project Delivery
7 2 (8.00%) Scrum
8 1 (4.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (4.00%) Migration
8 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) Python
2 5 (20.00%) Java
2 5 (20.00%) Perl
2 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.00%) Groovy
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) Go
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Docker
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (52.00%) Terraform
2 12 (48.00%) Ansible
3 11 (44.00%) Kubernetes
4 6 (24.00%) Puppet
5 2 (8.00%) logstash
6 1 (4.00%) Consul
6 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (4.00%) Packer
6 1 (4.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (24.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (12.00%) Sophos
4 1 (4.00%) Axway
4 1 (4.00%) Juniper
4 1 (4.00%) SaltStack