Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 81 130
Rank change year-on-year +6 +49 -6
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 83 121 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.43% 2.85% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 3.03% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 79 47
East of England median daily rate £525 £513 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -6.73% +9.90%
10th Percentile £400 £413 £390
90th Percentile £650 £613 £645
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £43.75 £56.25
% change year-on-year -14.29% -22.22% -10.71%

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 3,178 3,991 4,422
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 93.84% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,861 2,336 2,549
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £200
90th Percentile £588 £588 £581
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 277 299
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.63 £10.66
90th Percentile £49.00 £50.20 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 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 0 33 £550 +10.00% 40
Essex -1 18 £550 -0.68% 5
Hertfordshire +17 13 £480 -6.34% 15
Norfolk - 7 £631 - 2
Suffolk +3 6 £360 - 3
Bedfordshire +3 4 £375 -19.35% 2
East Anglia +9 2 £500 -
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 83 (100.00%) DevOps
2 46 (55.42%) Ansible
3 44 (53.01%) Terraform
4 39 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (43.37%) Docker
6 34 (40.96%) AWS
7 32 (38.55%) Linux
7 32 (38.55%) Python
8 31 (37.35%) Jenkins
9 25 (30.12%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (25.30%) Java
10 21 (25.30%) Kubernetes
11 19 (22.89%) Git (software)
11 19 (22.89%) Test Automation
12 18 (21.69%) JIRA
13 16 (19.28%) Infrastructure as Code
14 15 (18.07%) Continuous Deployment
14 15 (18.07%) Configuration Management
15 14 (16.87%) Scrum
15 14 (16.87%) Ruby
16 13 (15.66%) Serverless
16 13 (15.66%) GitLab
17 12 (14.46%) Mentoring
17 12 (14.46%) Azure
17 12 (14.46%) Confluence
17 12 (14.46%) ITIL
18 11 (13.25%) Microservices
19 10 (12.05%) AWS Lambda
19 10 (12.05%) AppDynamics
19 10 (12.05%) Bash Shell

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 12 (14.46%) Confluence
2 8 (9.64%) Apache Spark
3 6 (7.23%) Apache
4 3 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.61%) nginx
4 3 (3.61%) SAS
5 2 (2.41%) IIS
5 2 (2.41%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.20%) Jupyter
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 34 (40.96%) AWS
2 13 (15.66%) Serverless
3 12 (14.46%) Azure
4 10 (12.05%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (12.05%) Amazon S3
4 10 (12.05%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (8.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (7.23%) GitHub
7 5 (6.02%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (4.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (4.82%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (4.82%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (4.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (3.61%) AWS Step Functions
9 3 (3.61%) PaaS
9 3 (3.61%) Route 53
9 3 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (2.41%) CloudFront
10 2 (2.41%) Datadog
10 2 (2.41%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) SSL
2 1 (1.20%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.20%) Broadband
2 1 (1.20%) DNS
2 1 (1.20%) Firewall
2 1 (1.20%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) MPLS
2 1 (1.20%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.20%) Wireless
2 1 (1.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (7.23%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.23%) MySQL
2 6 (7.23%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (4.82%) Amazon Aurora
4 4 (4.82%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (4.82%) Apache Hive
4 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.82%) Snowflake Schema
4 4 (4.82%) Star Schema
5 3 (3.61%) Big Data
5 3 (3.61%) Data Lake
5 3 (3.61%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (2.41%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (2.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (37.35%) Jenkins
2 19 (22.89%) Git (software)
3 18 (21.69%) JIRA
4 13 (15.66%) GitLab
5 9 (10.84%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (6.02%) Bitbucket
7 4 (4.82%) Artifactory
7 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.61%) Gerrit
9 2 (2.41%) MSBuild
9 2 (2.41%) Robot Framework
9 2 (2.41%) SonarQube
9 2 (2.41%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.41%) Vagrant
10 1 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.20%) Buildbot
10 1 (1.20%) ClearCase
10 1 (1.20%) GoCD
10 1 (1.20%) Subversion
10 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (3.61%) Public Sector
2 1 (1.20%) Electronics
2 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.20%) Retail
2 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) .NET
1 6 (7.23%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (6.02%) J2EE
2 5 (6.02%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (6.02%) Web Services
3 4 (4.82%) Node.js
4 3 (3.61%) Kafka
4 3 (3.61%) Lambda Expressions
5 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET Core
5 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.41%) React
5 2 (2.41%) React Native
5 2 (2.41%) Serverless Framework
5 2 (2.41%) Spring
5 2 (2.41%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.20%) CGI
6 1 (1.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.82%) Data Structures
2 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.61%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.41%) PKI
4 2 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.41%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.20%) BBC
5 1 (1.20%) Clustering
5 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.20%) Life Science
5 1 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (38.55%) Linux
2 6 (7.23%) Ubuntu
2 6 (7.23%) Unix
3 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.82%) Windows
4 2 (2.41%) Android
4 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.20%) VMS
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (100.00%) DevOps
2 39 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (30.12%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (22.89%) Test Automation
5 16 (19.28%) Infrastructure as Code
6 15 (18.07%) Configuration Management
6 15 (18.07%) Continuous Deployment
7 14 (16.87%) Scrum
8 12 (14.46%) ITIL
8 12 (14.46%) Mentoring
9 11 (13.25%) Microservices
10 9 (10.84%) Log Aggregation
10 9 (10.84%) Software Engineering
11 8 (9.64%) Analytics
12 7 (8.43%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (8.43%) ETL
12 7 (8.43%) High Availability
12 7 (8.43%) Open Source
12 7 (8.43%) SDLC
12 7 (8.43%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.55%) Python
2 21 (25.30%) Java
3 14 (16.87%) Ruby
4 10 (12.05%) Bash Shell
5 7 (8.43%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.23%) C#
7 5 (6.02%) Perl
8 4 (4.82%) C
8 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.61%) Go
9 3 (3.61%) R
10 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.41%) SQL
11 1 (1.20%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.02%) Degree
3 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.41%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (43.37%) Docker
2 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (55.42%) Ansible
2 44 (53.01%) Terraform
3 21 (25.30%) Kubernetes
4 9 (10.84%) Puppet
5 4 (4.82%) Kibana
5 4 (4.82%) Packer
6 3 (3.61%) logstash
6 3 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.41%) Consul
8 1 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (1.20%) Grafana
8 1 (1.20%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) AppDynamics
2 7 (8.43%) Atlassian
2 7 (8.43%) ServiceNow
3 5 (6.02%) MicroStrategy
4 4 (4.82%) Oracle
4 4 (4.82%) Splunk
4 4 (4.82%) Talend
5 3 (3.61%) Cloudera
5 3 (3.61%) Google
6 2 (2.41%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.41%) Ping Identity
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco
7 1 (1.20%) Coverity
7 1 (1.20%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.20%) Perforce
7 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.20%) Remedy
7 1 (1.20%) Sophos
7 1 (1.20%) Tableau
7 1 (1.20%) VMware