Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021.

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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 80 89
Rank change year-on-year +13 +9 -9
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 62 26 109
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.83% 1.56% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 1.67% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 22 73
10th Percentile £456 £463 £405
25th Percentile £475 £481 £430
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -4.67%
75th Percentile £575 £631 £600
90th Percentile £625 £650 £629
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550

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 2,010 1,553 4,002
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.82% 92.88% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,188 954 2,423
10th Percentile £150 £188 £213
25th Percentile £250 £313 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £411 £434 £445
Median % change year-on-year -5.19% -2.53% +4.71%
75th Percentile £525 £525 £525
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 102 244
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £10.58
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.50 £12.97
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £15.89
Median % change year-on-year -23.08% +22.76% -3.73%
75th Percentile £24.00 £45.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £55.00 £49.93
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.55% +5.84% +7.28%

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 1 August 2021.

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 1 August 2021. 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 -1 22 £550 +4.76% 24
Essex +17 19 £500 -23.08% 8
Hertfordshire -18 15 £538 -10.42% 12
Bedfordshire -3 3 £575 +15.00%
Suffolk -3 2 £363 -9.38%
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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 62 (100.00%) DevOps
2 41 (66.13%) Docker
3 35 (56.45%) Python
4 34 (54.84%) Linux
5 31 (50.00%) AWS
5 31 (50.00%) Kubernetes
5 31 (50.00%) Terraform
6 28 (45.16%) Jenkins
7 20 (32.26%) Ansible
8 16 (25.81%) GitLab
8 16 (25.81%) Infrastructure as Code
8 16 (25.81%) Azure
9 14 (22.58%) Amazon EKS
10 13 (20.97%) Artifactory
10 13 (20.97%) Bash Shell
10 13 (20.97%) JIRA
10 13 (20.97%) PowerShell
11 12 (19.35%) Java
11 12 (19.35%) Docker Swarm
12 11 (17.74%) Amazon ECS
12 11 (17.74%) Groovy
13 10 (16.13%) Varnish
13 10 (16.13%) Deployment Automation
14 9 (14.52%) Ubuntu
14 9 (14.52%) OOP
14 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (14.52%) TDD
15 8 (12.90%) OO
15 8 (12.90%) SQL
15 8 (12.90%) Google

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 6 (9.68%) OpenStack
2 3 (4.84%) Apache
2 3 (4.84%) Drupal
2 3 (4.84%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.23%) nginx
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.61%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.61%) Confluence
4 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) FrameMaker
Cloud Services
1 31 (50.00%) AWS
2 16 (25.81%) Azure
3 14 (22.58%) Amazon EKS
4 11 (17.74%) Amazon ECS
5 7 (11.29%) GCP
6 4 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (6.45%) GitHub
6 4 (6.45%) PaaS
7 3 (4.84%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (4.84%) OpenShift
7 3 (4.84%) Serverless
8 2 (3.23%) AWS CodePipeline
8 2 (3.23%) Azure Pipelines
8 2 (3.23%) IaaS
8 2 (3.23%) SaaS
9 1 (1.61%) Akamai
9 1 (1.61%) AWS CodeCommit
9 1 (1.61%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.61%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) Wireless
2 3 (4.84%) DNS
3 1 (1.61%) Firewall
3 1 (1.61%) IPv4
3 1 (1.61%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.61%) LAN
3 1 (1.61%) VLAN
3 1 (1.61%) VXLAN
3 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
2 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.61%) HBase
3 1 (1.61%) Impala
3 1 (1.61%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 28 (45.16%) Jenkins
2 16 (25.81%) GitLab
3 13 (20.97%) Artifactory
3 13 (20.97%) JIRA
4 7 (11.29%) Spinnaker
5 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.45%) git-flow
7 3 (4.84%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (4.84%) SonarQube
7 3 (4.84%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.61%) Buildbot
8 1 (1.61%) CircleCI
8 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.61%) Gerrit
8 1 (1.61%) Gradle
8 1 (1.61%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.61%) Snyk
8 1 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.61%) Terragrunt
8 1 (1.61%) TestRail
General
1 6 (9.68%) Electronics
1 6 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (8.06%) Social Skills
3 4 (6.45%) Retail
4 3 (4.84%) Finance
4 3 (4.84%) Public Sector
5 2 (3.23%) Advertising
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) Lambda Expressions
2 5 (8.06%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (6.45%) Node.js
4 3 (4.84%) RESTful
4 3 (4.84%) Web Services
5 2 (3.23%) .NET
5 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.23%) SAML
5 2 (3.23%) Sensu
6 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.61%) Django
6 1 (1.61%) Express
6 1 (1.61%) Kafka
6 1 (1.61%) MEAN Stack
6 1 (1.61%) OAuth
6 1 (1.61%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.61%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.61%) Spring
6 1 (1.61%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.61%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Cloud Native
2 3 (4.84%) Life Science
2 3 (4.84%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.23%) NHS
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.61%) Legacy Systems
4 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (54.84%) Linux
2 9 (14.52%) Ubuntu
3 5 (8.06%) Unix
3 5 (8.06%) Windows
4 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Debian
5 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (100.00%) DevOps
2 16 (25.81%) Infrastructure as Code
3 10 (16.13%) Deployment Automation
4 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (14.52%) OOP
4 9 (14.52%) TDD
5 8 (12.90%) Domain-Driven Design
5 8 (12.90%) OO
5 8 (12.90%) Release Management
6 7 (11.29%) Test Automation
7 6 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (8.06%) Data Science
8 5 (8.06%) Machine Learning
8 5 (8.06%) Microservices
8 5 (8.06%) MLOps
9 4 (6.45%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (6.45%) Software Engineering
9 4 (6.45%) Workflow
10 3 (4.84%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 35 (56.45%) Python
2 13 (20.97%) Bash Shell
2 13 (20.97%) PowerShell
3 12 (19.35%) Java
4 11 (17.74%) Groovy
5 8 (12.90%) SQL
6 5 (8.06%) Ruby
7 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.84%) Perl
8 2 (3.23%) C
8 2 (3.23%) C++
8 2 (3.23%) Go
8 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.61%) C#
9 1 (1.61%) Java 8
9 1 (1.61%) PHP
9 1 (1.61%) Scala
9 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.61%) VB
9 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 41 (66.13%) Docker
2 10 (16.13%) Varnish
3 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.61%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 31 (50.00%) Kubernetes
1 31 (50.00%) Terraform
2 20 (32.26%) Ansible
3 12 (19.35%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (8.06%) Packer
5 4 (6.45%) Argo
5 4 (6.45%) Kibana
5 4 (6.45%) Puppet
6 3 (4.84%) Grafana
7 2 (3.23%) logstash
7 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (3.23%) Prometheus
7 2 (3.23%) SCCM
8 1 (1.61%) Consul
8 1 (1.61%) HP Fortify
8 1 (1.61%) Istio
8 1 (1.61%) Scalr
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Google
2 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.84%) Atlassian
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle
4 2 (3.23%) Alibaba
4 2 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (1.61%) Adobe
5 1 (1.61%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.61%) hybris
5 1 (1.61%) Splunk
5 1 (1.61%) VMware