Period
to 18 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £519 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 18 August 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 Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 73 105
Rank change year-on-year -5 +32 +15
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 113 153 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.64% 3.05% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.83% 3.23% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 120 75
East of England median daily rate £519 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.19% +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £405 £400 £350
90th Percentile £649 £644 £591
England median daily rate £550 £530 £520
% change year-on-year +3.77% +1.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
East of England median hourly rate - - £46.50
England median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +35.71% -21.35% -5.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 3,986 4,736 4,439
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.98% 94.46% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,400 2,724 2,625
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £213 £194 £208
90th Percentile £594 £582 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 318 351
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £17.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.57% -2.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.50 £10.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +8.09% -0.98% -1.66%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the East of England

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the East of England

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the East of England

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the East of England

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 18 August 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
Essex +2 59 £540 -4.42% 2
Cambridgeshire -14 16 £563 +7.14% 29
Hertfordshire -11 14 £513 +24.24% 6
Suffolk +17 10 £419 -27.17% 1
Bedfordshire +18 8 £488 +2.63% 1
Norfolk -1 6 £631 +62.90% 3
DevOps Engineer
England

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, DevOps Engineer 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 East of England region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 113 (100.00%) DevOps
2 80 (70.80%) Ansible
3 57 (50.44%) Terraform
3 57 (50.44%) Linux
4 54 (47.79%) Jenkins
5 50 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (35.40%) Amazon AWS
7 39 (34.51%) Python
8 38 (33.63%) Docker
9 35 (30.97%) Java
10 34 (30.09%) Red Hat
11 32 (28.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (27.43%) Scrum
12 31 (27.43%) Kubernetes
13 29 (25.66%) Git (software)
14 27 (23.89%) MySQL
15 24 (21.24%) Puppet
16 23 (20.35%) Security Cleared
17 22 (19.47%) Microsoft Azure
17 22 (19.47%) Configuration Management
18 21 (18.58%) Oracle
19 18 (15.93%) Artifactory
19 18 (15.93%) GitLab
20 17 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
21 16 (14.16%) SC Cleared
21 16 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
21 16 (14.16%) Process Improvement
21 16 (14.16%) Test Strategy
22 15 (13.27%) Test Automation
22 15 (13.27%) JIRA

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of 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 10 (8.85%) Confluence
2 7 (6.19%) SAS
3 5 (4.42%) Apache
4 4 (3.54%) nginx
5 3 (2.65%) JBoss
6 2 (1.77%) IIS
6 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 40 (35.40%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (19.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (11.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (6.19%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (5.31%) Amazon S3
5 6 (5.31%) Serverless
6 5 (4.42%) GitHub
7 4 (3.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (2.65%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (2.65%) PaaS
8 3 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.77%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (1.77%) CloudFront
9 2 (1.77%) Datadog
9 2 (1.77%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.77%) Route 53
9 2 (1.77%) Sumo Logic
10 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) MPLS
2 3 (2.65%) BGP
2 3 (2.65%) Multicast
2 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.77%) Broadband
3 2 (1.77%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.77%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (1.77%) Wireless
4 1 (0.88%) HTTP
4 1 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.89%) MySQL
2 14 (12.39%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.54%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (3.54%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.65%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.77%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.77%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.77%) MySQL Workbench
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 54 (47.79%) Jenkins
2 29 (25.66%) Git (software)
3 18 (15.93%) Artifactory
3 18 (15.93%) GitLab
4 15 (13.27%) JIRA
5 11 (9.73%) Maven
6 6 (5.31%) Mocha
7 4 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.65%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.77%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.77%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.77%) Subversion
9 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.77%) Xcode
10 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.88%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (5.31%) Public Sector
2 4 (3.54%) Retail
3 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.77%) Finance
5 1 (0.88%) Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.39%) Spring
2 10 (8.85%) .NET
3 7 (6.19%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.65%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (2.65%) JSON
4 3 (2.65%) Kafka
4 3 (2.65%) RESTful
5 2 (1.77%) .NET Core
5 2 (1.77%) CGI
5 2 (1.77%) Lambda Expressions
5 2 (1.77%) LAMP
5 2 (1.77%) LDAP
5 2 (1.77%) Node.js
5 2 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.77%) SOAP
5 2 (1.77%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.77%) Web Services
5 2 (1.77%) XML
5 2 (1.77%) XSD
6 1 (0.88%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.42%) Algorithms
2 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (1.77%) PKI
2 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
3 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (50.44%) Linux
2 32 (28.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (8.85%) Unix
3 10 (8.85%) Windows
4 3 (2.65%) CentOS
5 2 (1.77%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.88%) Android
6 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.88%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (100.00%) DevOps
2 50 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (27.43%) Scrum
4 22 (19.47%) Configuration Management
5 17 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (14.16%) Process Improvement
6 16 (14.16%) Test Strategy
7 15 (13.27%) Test Automation
8 11 (9.73%) Continuous Deployment
8 11 (9.73%) Open Source
9 9 (7.96%) Mentoring
10 8 (7.08%) Software Engineering
10 8 (7.08%) TDD
11 7 (6.19%) ETL
11 7 (6.19%) Infrastructure as Code
12 6 (5.31%) Data Science
12 6 (5.31%) Dependency Management
12 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Automation
13 5 (4.42%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 39 (34.51%) Python
2 35 (30.97%) Java
3 13 (11.50%) Ruby
4 12 (10.62%) PowerShell
5 10 (8.85%) Bash Shell
6 9 (7.96%) Java 8
6 9 (7.96%) Shell Script
7 7 (6.19%) Perl
8 5 (4.42%) C#
9 4 (3.54%) R
10 3 (2.65%) C
10 3 (2.65%) Go
10 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.65%) SQL
11 1 (0.88%) C++
11 1 (0.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (20.35%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.16%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.08%) Degree
4 6 (5.31%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.77%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.77%) CCNP
5 2 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.77%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) QA
System Software
1 38 (33.63%) Docker
2 2 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.77%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 80 (70.80%) Ansible
2 57 (50.44%) Terraform
3 31 (27.43%) Kubernetes
4 24 (21.24%) Puppet
5 8 (7.08%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.54%) Packer
7 2 (1.77%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.88%) Knative
8 1 (0.88%) Nessus
8 1 (0.88%) Nmap
8 1 (0.88%) Rancher
8 1 (0.88%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 34 (30.09%) Red Hat
2 21 (18.58%) Oracle
3 5 (4.42%) Splunk
4 4 (3.54%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.65%) VMware
6 2 (1.77%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.77%) Aruba
6 2 (1.77%) EMC
6 2 (1.77%) Juniper
6 2 (1.77%) Ping Identity
6 2 (1.77%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.88%) Google
7 1 (0.88%) Perforce
7 1 (0.88%) Qualys
7 1 (0.88%) WSO2