Period
to 3 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 3 April 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 Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 89 114
Rank change year-on-year +5 +25 +15
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 69 105 88
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.16% 2.58% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 2.75% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 70 63
Median daily rate £525 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.67% +1.11%
10th Percentile £389 £413 £333
90th Percentile £633 £625 £660
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% -8.70% +12.75%

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 2,970 3,816 4,345
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.93% 93.62% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,712 2,235 2,464
Median daily rate £425 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £163 £205 £200
90th Percentile £588 £588 £588
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 275 292
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -9.37% -12.06%
10th Percentile £12.19 £10.27 £10.65
90th Percentile £48.85 £50.95 £47.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - -

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the East of England

DevOps Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the East of England

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the East of England.

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 3 April 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
Cambridgeshire +15 29 £525 +5.00% 38
Essex -5 16 £590 +6.55% 3
Hertfordshire +11 12 £515 +0.49% 7
Suffolk +4 6 £360 - 1
Bedfordshire -5 3 £375 -22.48%
East Anglia +5 2 £500 -
Norfolk - 1 £425 - 3
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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 69 (100.00%) DevOps
2 35 (50.72%) Ansible
2 35 (50.72%) Terraform
3 31 (44.93%) AWS
4 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (33.33%) Linux
5 23 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 23 (33.33%) Docker
6 21 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (30.43%) Python
7 17 (24.64%) Java
8 16 (23.19%) Test Automation
9 15 (21.74%) JIRA
9 15 (21.74%) Continuous Deployment
10 14 (20.29%) Kubernetes
10 14 (20.29%) Infrastructure as Code
11 12 (17.39%) Serverless
11 12 (17.39%) Git (software)
11 12 (17.39%) Azure
11 12 (17.39%) ITIL
12 11 (15.94%) Scrum
13 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
13 10 (14.49%) Ruby
13 10 (14.49%) GitLab
14 9 (13.04%) Microservices
14 9 (13.04%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (13.04%) Confluence
15 8 (11.59%) ServiceNow
15 8 (11.59%) C#
15 8 (11.59%) .NET

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 9 (13.04%) Confluence
2 8 (11.59%) Apache Spark
3 3 (4.35%) Apache
3 3 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.90%) IIS
4 2 (2.90%) SAS
5 1 (1.45%) Jupyter
Cloud Services
1 31 (44.93%) AWS
2 12 (17.39%) Azure
2 12 (17.39%) Serverless
3 9 (13.04%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (7.25%) Amazon S3
6 4 (5.80%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (5.80%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (5.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (5.80%) GitHub
7 2 (2.90%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (1.45%) Amazon SageMaker
8 1 (1.45%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.45%) GCP
8 1 (1.45%) IaaS
8 1 (1.45%) iPaaS
8 1 (1.45%) Route 53
8 1 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) SSL
2 1 (1.45%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.45%) Broadband
2 1 (1.45%) DNS
2 1 (1.45%) Firewall
2 1 (1.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.45%) MPLS
2 1 (1.45%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.45%) Wireless
2 1 (1.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) MySQL
2 5 (7.25%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.80%) Amazon Aurora
3 4 (5.80%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (5.80%) Apache Hive
3 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.80%) Snowflake Schema
3 4 (5.80%) Star Schema
4 3 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (4.35%) Big Data
4 3 (4.35%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (2.90%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.45%) DB2
6 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 15 (21.74%) JIRA
3 12 (17.39%) Git (software)
4 10 (14.49%) GitLab
5 8 (11.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.90%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.90%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.90%) Maven
7 2 (2.90%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.45%) CircleCI
8 1 (1.45%) Gerrit
8 1 (1.45%) GoCD
General
1 3 (4.35%) Public Sector
2 1 (1.45%) Electronics
2 1 (1.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.45%) Retail
2 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) .NET
2 5 (7.25%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (7.25%) Web Services
3 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET Core
3 3 (4.35%) Kafka
3 3 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (4.35%) Spring
3 3 (4.35%) Spring Boot
4 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.90%) Node.js
4 2 (2.90%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.90%) React
4 2 (2.90%) React Native
4 2 (2.90%) Serverless Framework
5 1 (1.45%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.45%) CGI
5 1 (1.45%) J2EE
5 1 (1.45%) Java SE
5 1 (1.45%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.80%) Data Structures
2 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.90%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.45%) BBC
4 1 (1.45%) Clustering
4 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (5.80%) Windows
3 3 (4.35%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.90%) Android
4 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.45%) Unix
5 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (100.00%) DevOps
2 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (23.19%) Test Automation
5 15 (21.74%) Continuous Deployment
6 14 (20.29%) Infrastructure as Code
7 12 (17.39%) ITIL
8 11 (15.94%) Scrum
9 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
10 9 (13.04%) Microservices
11 8 (11.59%) Log Aggregation
11 8 (11.59%) Mentoring
12 7 (10.14%) Analytics
12 7 (10.14%) Deployment Automation
12 7 (10.14%) Open Source
12 7 (10.14%) The Twelve-Factor App
13 6 (8.70%) ETL
13 6 (8.70%) High Availability
13 6 (8.70%) Software Engineering
13 6 (8.70%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.43%) Python
2 17 (24.64%) Java
3 10 (14.49%) Ruby
4 8 (11.59%) C#
5 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.25%) Perl
7 4 (5.80%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.80%) C
8 3 (4.35%) R
9 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.45%) Go
10 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.90%) Degree
2 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (33.33%) Docker
2 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 35 (50.72%) Ansible
1 35 (50.72%) Terraform
2 14 (20.29%) Kubernetes
3 3 (4.35%) Kibana
3 3 (4.35%) logstash
4 2 (2.90%) Consul
4 2 (2.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) AppDynamics
1 8 (11.59%) ServiceNow
2 5 (7.25%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (5.80%) Atlassian
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle
3 4 (5.80%) Talend
4 3 (4.35%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.90%) Google
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco
6 1 (1.45%) Perforce
6 1 (1.45%) Remedy
6 1 (1.45%) Sophos