Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 56 125
Rank change year-on-year -9 +69 +3
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 72 63 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.46% 2.70% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.57% 2.80% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 35 6
Edinburgh median daily rate £650 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.44% +7.46% +3.08%
10th Percentile £430 £375 £369
90th Percentile £700 £585 £473
Scotland median daily rate £581 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +29.17% +4.05% +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,802 2,247 2,587
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.19% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,538 1,323 1,474
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £255 £251 £270
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 24 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £17.75 £17.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.65% -0.88% +10.20%
10th Percentile £10.31 £10.56 £11.45
90th Percentile £38.60 £43.39 £48.41
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £25.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -34.27% +24.39% +7.89%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in Edinburgh

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in Edinburgh

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in Edinburgh

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 Edinburgh region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 72 (100.00%) DevOps
2 42 (58.33%) Python
3 39 (54.17%) Docker
4 36 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 35 (48.61%) Amazon AWS
6 32 (44.44%) Git (software)
6 32 (44.44%) Cloud Foundry
6 32 (44.44%) Kubernetes
6 32 (44.44%) Ansible
7 30 (41.67%) Groovy
8 29 (40.28%) Maven
9 28 (38.89%) Puppet
10 26 (36.11%) Sonatype Nexus
11 25 (34.72%) Opscode Chef
12 24 (33.33%) npm
13 23 (31.94%) Bash Shell
13 23 (31.94%) Ruby
14 22 (30.56%) Scrum
15 20 (27.78%) IBM
16 19 (26.39%) SonarQube
17 18 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
17 18 (25.00%) Java
18 17 (23.61%) E-Commerce
18 17 (23.61%) Banking
18 17 (23.61%) TDD
18 17 (23.61%) iPad
18 17 (23.61%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (23.61%) Mesos
18 17 (23.61%) Consul

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 32 (44.44%) Cloud Foundry
2 12 (16.67%) nginx
3 3 (4.17%) IIS
4 2 (2.78%) Confluence
4 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.39%) Apache
5 1 (1.39%) JBoss
5 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 35 (48.61%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (33.33%) npm
3 18 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (20.83%) PaaS
5 14 (19.44%) GitHub
5 14 (19.44%) Heroku
6 12 (16.67%) IBM Cloud
6 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (9.72%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (6.94%) OpenShift
9 4 (5.56%) IaaS
10 3 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (4.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (4.17%) Amazon S3
11 2 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (2.78%) Serverless
11 2 (2.78%) Tricentis Tosca
12 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (1.39%) Datadog
12 1 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) DNS
2 2 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.78%) Couchbase
3 2 (2.78%) Redis
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.39%) MySQL
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 32 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 29 (40.28%) Maven
4 26 (36.11%) Sonatype Nexus
5 19 (26.39%) SonarQube
6 16 (22.22%) GitLab
6 16 (22.22%) IBM UrbanCode
7 14 (19.44%) Ant
7 14 (19.44%) Gerrit
7 14 (19.44%) Gradle
8 11 (15.28%) CircleCI
8 11 (15.28%) gulp
8 11 (15.28%) Travis CI
9 8 (11.11%) Bitbucket
10 7 (9.72%) Artifactory
10 7 (9.72%) TeamCity
11 6 (8.33%) JIRA
11 6 (8.33%) Subversion
12 4 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 17 (23.61%) Banking
2 16 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.22%) Node.js
2 8 (11.11%) Web Services
3 5 (6.94%) .NET
4 2 (2.78%) REST
4 2 (2.78%) SOAP
5 1 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.61%) iPad
2 2 (2.78%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.78%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.83%) Linux
2 6 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (8.33%) Windows
3 4 (5.56%) Unix
4 2 (2.78%) Kali Linux
4 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.39%) CentOS
5 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (100.00%) DevOps
2 36 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (30.56%) Scrum
4 17 (23.61%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (23.61%) E-Commerce
4 17 (23.61%) TDD
5 13 (18.06%) BDD
6 12 (16.67%) Open Source
7 9 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (9.72%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 7 (9.72%) Microservices
9 5 (6.94%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.94%) Kanban
9 5 (6.94%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.94%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.56%) Change Control
10 4 (5.56%) High Availability
10 4 (5.56%) Load Balancing
11 3 (4.17%) Deployment Automation
11 3 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (58.33%) Python
2 30 (41.67%) Groovy
3 23 (31.94%) Bash Shell
3 23 (31.94%) Ruby
4 18 (25.00%) Java
5 12 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 9 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 8 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.56%) Java 8
9 3 (4.17%) C#
9 3 (4.17%) Go
9 3 (4.17%) Perl
9 3 (4.17%) SQL
10 1 (1.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (4.17%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.22%) GCP
2 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 39 (54.17%) Docker
2 11 (15.28%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) iptables
3 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (44.44%) Ansible
1 32 (44.44%) Kubernetes
2 28 (38.89%) Puppet
3 25 (34.72%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (23.61%) Consul
4 17 (23.61%) Mesos
5 6 (8.33%) Terraform
6 3 (4.17%) SELinux
7 2 (2.78%) Nessus
7 2 (2.78%) OpenView
7 2 (2.78%) Salt
7 2 (2.78%) SCOM
7 2 (2.78%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.39%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.39%) Kibana
8 1 (1.39%) Nagios
8 1 (1.39%) Rancher
8 1 (1.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (27.78%) IBM
2 10 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.94%) Google
5 3 (4.17%) HP
6 2 (2.78%) Qualys
7 1 (1.39%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.39%) New Relic
7 1 (1.39%) Splunk
7 1 (1.39%) Twitter
7 1 (1.39%) VMware