Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 April 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
UK > England
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 95 157
Rank change year-on-year +34 +62 +82
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,331 2,078 1,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.60% 2.46% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.79% 2.59% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,563 1,579 1,237
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £413 £383 £375
90th Percentile £660 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 4
England median hourly rate £61.50 £51.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% +0.99% -
10th Percentile £48.75 £41.10 £43.90
90th Percentile £67.25 £72.30 £54.63
UK median hourly rate £61.50 £51.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +20.59% -2.86% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,787 80,085 93,563
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.87% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,151 52,436 61,237
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,720 2,700 3,057
England median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +14.71%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in England over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in England over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 26 April 2018. 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
London +9 1,995 £550 +4.76% 324
North of England +28 457 £454 +0.83% 94
South East +113 438 £500 +5.26% 50
Midlands +102 230 £500 +5.26% 36
North West +40 230 £475 +10.47% 53
Yorkshire -1 149 £450 -5.26% 28
South West +72 139 £500 +5.26% 26
West Midlands +54 116 £525 +14.13% 24
East Midlands +65 109 £425 -19.05% 12
East of England +3 87 £500 -1.28% 27
North East +21 83 £425 -1.16% 13
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 England region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 3,331 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,828 (54.88%) Linux
3 1,730 (51.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1,674 (50.26%) Jenkins
5 1,637 (49.14%) Ansible
6 1,531 (45.96%) Docker
7 1,447 (43.44%) Python
8 1,364 (40.95%) Puppet
9 1,218 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
10 996 (29.90%) Terraform
11 987 (29.63%) Opscode Chef
12 981 (29.45%) Git (software)
13 971 (29.15%) Continuous Integration
14 880 (26.42%) Configuration Management
15 850 (25.52%) Kubernetes
16 837 (25.13%) Bash Shell
17 809 (24.29%) Java
18 706 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
19 677 (20.32%) Ruby
20 610 (18.31%) Windows
21 489 (14.68%) Continuous Delivery
22 484 (14.53%) Finance
23 476 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 424 (12.73%) Unix
25 421 (12.64%) PowerShell
26 401 (12.04%) Security Cleared
27 386 (11.59%) Open Source
28 357 (10.72%) Red Hat
29 356 (10.69%) JIRA
30 346 (10.39%) Perl

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 261 (7.84%) Confluence
2 222 (6.66%) nginx
3 164 (4.92%) Apache
4 161 (4.83%) Tomcat
5 145 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
6 131 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
7 93 (2.79%) OpenStack
8 87 (2.61%) JBoss
9 82 (2.46%) Apache Spark
10 77 (2.31%) IIS
11 63 (1.89%) WebSphere
12 50 (1.50%) WebLogic
13 27 (0.81%) Mule ESB
14 26 (0.78%) Jetty
15 22 (0.66%) Mule
16 19 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 17 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 17 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
18 13 (0.39%) Mongrel
19 11 (0.33%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (0.36%) HipChat
2 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.060%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.060%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 22 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.27%) Magento
3 8 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 3 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.090%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.060%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.030%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.030%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,730 (51.94%) Amazon AWS
2 706 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 341 (10.24%) AWS CloudFormation
4 287 (8.62%) Amazon EC2
5 226 (6.78%) PaaS
6 220 (6.60%) GitHub
7 202 (6.06%) Amazon S3
8 200 (6.00%) Serverless
9 186 (5.58%) AWS Lambda
10 178 (5.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 156 (4.68%) Google Cloud Platform
12 151 (4.53%) IaaS
13 145 (4.35%) OpenShift
14 137 (4.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 130 (3.90%) Route 53
16 116 (3.48%) Amazon ELB
17 103 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
18 62 (1.86%) npm
19 59 (1.77%) Datadog
20 54 (1.62%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 223 (6.69%) Firewall
2 195 (5.85%) TCP/IP
3 162 (4.86%) DNS
4 142 (4.26%) HTTP
5 137 (4.11%) SSL
6 78 (2.34%) Internet
7 57 (1.71%) VPN
8 48 (1.44%) Network Security
9 45 (1.35%) DHCP
10 36 (1.08%) FTP
11 32 (0.96%) DSL
12 29 (0.87%) IPsec
13 25 (0.75%) Kerberos
14 20 (0.60%) OpenLDAP
15 19 (0.57%) SMS
15 19 (0.57%) SSH
16 17 (0.51%) OpenVPN
17 15 (0.45%) SMTP
18 12 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
19 11 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 254 (7.63%) MySQL
3 225 (6.75%) PostgreSQL
4 181 (5.43%) Amazon RDS
5 179 (5.37%) NoSQL
6 140 (4.20%) Big Data
7 138 (4.14%) Hadoop
8 131 (3.93%) SQL Server
9 100 (3.00%) Relational Database
10 86 (2.58%) Redis
11 77 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
12 48 (1.44%) RDBMS
13 42 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 29 (0.87%) Apache Hive
15 25 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
15 25 (0.75%) Oracle Database
16 20 (0.60%) DB2
16 20 (0.60%) NuoDB
17 18 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
17 18 (0.54%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1,674 (50.26%) Jenkins
2 981 (29.45%) Git (software)
3 356 (10.69%) JIRA
4 332 (9.97%) Sonatype Nexus
5 321 (9.64%) TeamCity
6 275 (8.26%) Maven
7 190 (5.70%) Artifactory
8 180 (5.40%) Octopus Deploy
9 164 (4.92%) SonarQube
10 161 (4.83%) Bitbucket
11 138 (4.14%) Subversion
12 135 (4.05%) Selenium
13 129 (3.87%) Vagrant
14 125 (3.75%) GitLab
15 111 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 97 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
17 91 (2.73%) Cucumber
18 83 (2.49%) Visual Studio
19 82 (2.46%) Travis CI
20 75 (2.25%) Gradle
General
1 484 (14.53%) Finance
2 248 (7.45%) Banking
3 92 (2.76%) Retail
4 67 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 47 (1.41%) Marketing
6 42 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 39 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.08%) Electronics
9 27 (0.81%) Games
10 20 (0.60%) Law
11 18 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.51%) Publishing
13 13 (0.39%) Back Office
14 12 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.24%) Advertising
15 8 (0.24%) International Banking
16 7 (0.21%) Front Office
17 3 (0.090%) French Language
17 3 (0.090%) Legal
18 2 (0.060%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (9.31%) Web Services
2 262 (7.87%) Elastic Stack
3 257 (7.72%) Node.js
4 239 (7.18%) .NET
5 128 (3.84%) Kafka
6 102 (3.06%) JSON
7 96 (2.88%) Middleware
8 79 (2.37%) RabbitMQ
9 72 (2.16%) LEMP Stack
10 64 (1.92%) ActiveMQ
11 62 (1.86%) Sensu
12 60 (1.80%) RESTful
13 56 (1.68%) REST
13 56 (1.68%) Spring
14 55 (1.65%) React
15 54 (1.62%) LDAP
16 48 (1.44%) AngularJS
17 41 (1.23%) LAMP
18 38 (1.14%) Spring Boot
19 34 (1.02%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 167 (5.01%) Greenfield Project
2 154 (4.62%) Linux Command Line
3 133 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 89 (2.67%) Data Centre
6 71 (2.13%) Fintech
7 60 (1.80%) Computer Science
8 59 (1.77%) iPad
9 53 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
10 49 (1.47%) Private Cloud
11 43 (1.29%) Cloud Native
12 40 (1.20%) Clustering
13 28 (0.84%) User Experience
14 25 (0.75%) Device Driver
15 20 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
15 20 (0.60%) Management Information System
15 20 (0.60%) Replication
16 18 (0.54%) Virtual Team
17 17 (0.51%) Video on Demand
18 16 (0.48%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1,828 (54.88%) Linux
2 610 (18.31%) Windows
3 476 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 424 (12.73%) Unix
5 295 (8.86%) CentOS
6 162 (4.86%) Windows Server
7 133 (3.99%) Ubuntu
8 52 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (1.23%) CoreOS
10 35 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (0.96%) Debian
12 30 (0.90%) DC/OS
13 27 (0.81%) Windows 10
13 27 (0.81%) Windows 7
14 17 (0.51%) VMS
15 16 (0.48%) Android
16 14 (0.42%) Apple iOS
17 13 (0.39%) Solaris
18 7 (0.21%) AIX
18 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,331 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,218 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
3 971 (29.15%) Continuous Integration
4 880 (26.42%) Configuration Management
5 489 (14.68%) Continuous Delivery
6 386 (11.59%) Open Source
7 341 (10.24%) Test Automation
8 313 (9.40%) Deployment Automation
9 297 (8.92%) Scrum
10 268 (8.05%) Migration
11 250 (7.51%) Microservices
12 202 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
13 165 (4.95%) Load Balancing
14 161 (4.83%) TDD
15 155 (4.65%) E-Commerce
16 150 (4.50%) Continuous Deployment
17 146 (4.38%) Kanban
18 144 (4.32%) Software Engineering
19 130 (3.90%) Task Automation
20 124 (3.72%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,447 (43.44%) Python
2 837 (25.13%) Bash Shell
3 809 (24.29%) Java
4 677 (20.32%) Ruby
5 421 (12.64%) PowerShell
6 346 (10.39%) Perl
7 243 (7.30%) Groovy
8 229 (6.87%) SQL
9 209 (6.27%) JavaScript
10 190 (5.70%) C#
11 164 (4.92%) Shell Script
12 143 (4.29%) PHP
13 137 (4.11%) Go
14 82 (2.46%) C++
15 53 (1.59%) Scala
16 47 (1.41%) C
17 22 (0.66%) Java 8
18 17 (0.51%) T-SQL
19 14 (0.42%) Jython
20 9 (0.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 401 (12.04%) Security Cleared
2 343 (10.30%) SC Cleared
3 91 (2.73%) AWS Certification
4 76 (2.28%) Degree
5 38 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 26 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (0.15%) RHCE
9 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.090%) MCSE
10 3 (0.090%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.060%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.060%) OSCP
12 1 (0.030%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.030%) CISSP
12 1 (0.030%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.030%) OCP
12 1 (0.030%) OSCE
12 1 (0.030%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (2.94%) QA
2 65 (1.95%) GCP
3 13 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.15%) PMO
5 4 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.12%) SLA
6 3 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.060%) GDPR
System Software
1 1,531 (45.96%) Docker
2 109 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
4 90 (2.70%) Active Directory
5 34 (1.02%) vCloud
6 30 (0.90%) Xen
7 29 (0.87%) Hyper-V
8 26 (0.78%) VirtualBox
9 25 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 21 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
11 20 (0.60%) HDFS
12 18 (0.54%) flannel
12 18 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (0.51%) etcd
13 17 (0.51%) Squid
14 15 (0.45%) KVM
15 12 (0.36%) Postfix
16 8 (0.24%) vSphere
17 7 (0.21%) Ceph
17 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1,637 (49.14%) Ansible
2 1,364 (40.95%) Puppet
3 996 (29.90%) Terraform
4 987 (29.63%) Opscode Chef
5 850 (25.52%) Kubernetes
6 198 (5.94%) Packer
7 118 (3.54%) logstash
8 117 (3.51%) Nagios
9 113 (3.39%) Kibana
10 101 (3.03%) Grafana
10 101 (3.03%) Salt
11 91 (2.73%) Docker Swarm
12 90 (2.70%) Consul
13 82 (2.46%) Prometheus
14 81 (2.43%) ZABBIX
15 79 (2.37%) Mesos
16 72 (2.16%) HAProxy
17 69 (2.07%) Rancher
18 46 (1.38%) Icinga
19 24 (0.72%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 357 (10.72%) Red Hat
2 258 (7.75%) Splunk
3 197 (5.91%) Microsoft
4 166 (4.98%) VMware
5 148 (4.44%) Google
6 143 (4.29%) Oracle
7 142 (4.26%) Atlassian
8 124 (3.72%) New Relic
9 86 (2.58%) AppDynamics
10 74 (2.22%) IBM
11 65 (1.95%) SaltStack
12 48 (1.44%) SAP
13 28 (0.84%) Cloudera
14 26 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
15 25 (0.75%) Hortonworks
16 24 (0.72%) Cisco
17 21 (0.63%) Dynatrace
18 20 (0.60%) hybris
19 19 (0.57%) Rackspace
20 17 (0.51%) Adobe