Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 80 97
Rank change year-on-year +19 +17 +130
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,763 2,856 2,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.90% 3.00% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.12% 3.17% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,810 2,254 1,765
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £400
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 3
England median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.29% +4.76% -21.25%
10th Percentile £26.65 £39.75 £32.23
90th Percentile £64.00 £65.38 £71.68
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £47.25
% change year-on-year -29.29% +4.76% -14.09%

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 91,359 90,187 90,477
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.89% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,235 60,341 59,569
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,773 2,621 2,997
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +13 2,256 £550 +2.33% 359
North of England +22 526 £500 +3.63% 122
South East +8 417 £525 +10.53% 108
Midlands +18 249 £475 - 52
North West +4 228 £525 +5.00% 58
Yorkshire +27 180 £463 -7.50% 48
East of England +61 167 £550 +4.76% 36
West Midlands +19 165 £488 +2.63% 38
South West +1 150 £500 +5.26% 56
North East +14 123 £500 +17.53% 16
East Midlands +9 82 £425 - 14
South Coast - 2 - -
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 3,763 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,947 (51.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1,786 (47.46%) Ansible
4 1,762 (46.82%) Linux
5 1,726 (45.87%) Docker
6 1,679 (44.62%) Jenkins
7 1,507 (40.05%) Terraform
8 1,457 (38.72%) Python
9 1,321 (35.10%) Kubernetes
10 1,284 (34.12%) Puppet
11 1,236 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
12 986 (26.20%) Microsoft Azure
13 882 (23.44%) Opscode Chef
14 881 (23.41%) Java
15 860 (22.85%) Git (software)
16 812 (21.58%) Continuous Integration
17 799 (21.23%) Configuration Management
18 682 (18.12%) Bash Shell
19 640 (17.01%) Windows
20 562 (14.93%) Finance
21 525 (13.95%) PowerShell
22 456 (12.12%) Ruby
23 427 (11.35%) AWS CloudFormation
24 404 (10.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 396 (10.52%) Open Source
26 388 (10.31%) Security Cleared
27 376 (9.99%) Continuous Delivery
28 374 (9.94%) Test Automation
29 358 (9.51%) Amazon EC2
30 352 (9.35%) Microservices

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
1 239 (6.35%) Confluence
2 210 (5.58%) nginx
3 181 (4.81%) Apache
4 154 (4.09%) Elasticsearch
5 134 (3.56%) IIS
6 133 (3.53%) Tomcat
7 125 (3.32%) Cloud Foundry
8 97 (2.58%) OpenStack
9 57 (1.51%) Apache Spark
9 57 (1.51%) WebSphere
10 37 (0.98%) Jetty
11 36 (0.96%) Mongrel
12 31 (0.82%) JBoss
13 29 (0.77%) WebLogic
14 27 (0.72%) Tuxedo
15 20 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 19 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 18 (0.48%) CMS
18 17 (0.45%) SharePoint
19 8 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (0.27%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.080%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.053%) HipChat
5 1 (0.027%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.080%) Endur
3 3 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.080%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.080%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.053%) Magento
4 2 (0.053%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.027%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.027%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.027%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 1,947 (51.74%) Amazon AWS
2 986 (26.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 427 (11.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 358 (9.51%) Amazon EC2
5 306 (8.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 306 (8.13%) PaaS
6 237 (6.30%) Amazon S3
7 227 (6.03%) Serverless
8 224 (5.95%) IaaS
9 215 (5.71%) GitHub
10 200 (5.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 157 (4.17%) OpenShift
12 154 (4.09%) AWS Lambda
13 142 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
14 126 (3.35%) SaaS
15 116 (3.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 93 (2.47%) Amazon ELB
17 87 (2.31%) Route 53
18 80 (2.13%) Datadog
19 68 (1.81%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 190 (5.05%) Firewall
2 173 (4.60%) DNS
3 171 (4.54%) HTTP
4 133 (3.53%) TCP/IP
5 115 (3.06%) SSL
6 84 (2.23%) VPN
7 71 (1.89%) DHCP
8 56 (1.49%) IPsec
9 50 (1.33%) FTP
10 46 (1.22%) Network Security
11 34 (0.90%) DSL
12 33 (0.88%) Internet
13 30 (0.80%) SSH
14 23 (0.61%) VLAN
15 22 (0.58%) ICMP
16 21 (0.56%) Kerberos
17 20 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
18 19 (0.50%) BIG-IP
18 19 (0.50%) LAN
19 17 (0.45%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (5.95%) MySQL
2 200 (5.31%) MongoDB
3 177 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
4 157 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 151 (4.01%) Amazon RDS
5 151 (4.01%) Hadoop
6 143 (3.80%) Big Data
7 134 (3.56%) SQL Server
8 111 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 92 (2.44%) Relational Database
10 82 (2.18%) Redis
11 68 (1.81%) RDBMS
12 47 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
13 35 (0.93%) Oracle Database
14 33 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 31 (0.82%) Amazon Aurora
16 28 (0.74%) Apache Hive
17 25 (0.66%) Data Lake
18 23 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
18 23 (0.61%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,679 (44.62%) Jenkins
2 860 (22.85%) Git (software)
3 335 (8.90%) JIRA
4 331 (8.80%) Maven
5 229 (6.09%) Sonatype Nexus
6 204 (5.42%) GitLab
7 201 (5.34%) TeamCity
8 181 (4.81%) Visual Studio Team System
9 160 (4.25%) Artifactory
10 155 (4.12%) Travis CI
11 150 (3.99%) Gradle
12 147 (3.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 137 (3.64%) SonarQube
14 130 (3.45%) Subversion
15 124 (3.30%) Selenium
16 123 (3.27%) Bitbucket
17 122 (3.24%) Octopus Deploy
18 106 (2.82%) CircleCI
19 92 (2.44%) Vagrant
20 91 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 562 (14.93%) Finance
2 255 (6.78%) Banking
3 92 (2.44%) Retail
4 71 (1.89%) Marketing
5 69 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 53 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 50 (1.33%) Electronics
8 43 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 24 (0.64%) Publishing
10 22 (0.58%) Advertising
11 20 (0.53%) Games
12 15 (0.40%) Front Office
12 15 (0.40%) Law
13 11 (0.29%) Automotive
14 10 (0.27%) Back Office
15 9 (0.24%) Legal
16 6 (0.16%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.16%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.11%) Aerospace
18 3 (0.080%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (7.92%) Web Services
2 273 (7.25%) Elastic Stack
3 254 (6.75%) .NET
4 189 (5.02%) Node.js
5 167 (4.44%) Kafka
6 116 (3.08%) Middleware
7 107 (2.84%) JSON
8 83 (2.21%) RabbitMQ
9 68 (1.81%) RESTful
10 58 (1.54%) LAMP
11 57 (1.51%) Spring Boot
12 54 (1.44%) REST
13 52 (1.38%) React
14 51 (1.36%) Spring
15 49 (1.30%) X-Windows
16 43 (1.14%) HTML
17 42 (1.12%) Servlets
18 38 (1.01%) YAML
19 34 (0.90%) LDAP
20 32 (0.85%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 208 (5.53%) Greenfield Project
2 160 (4.25%) Public Cloud
3 91 (2.42%) Cloud Native
4 90 (2.39%) Fintech
5 77 (2.05%) Data Centre
5 77 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
6 73 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
7 54 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 49 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
9 47 (1.25%) iPad
10 44 (1.17%) Mobile App
11 37 (0.98%) PKI
12 36 (0.96%) Private Cloud
13 34 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
14 31 (0.82%) Clustering
14 31 (0.82%) User Experience
15 22 (0.58%) Device Driver
16 17 (0.45%) Replication
17 16 (0.43%) Management Information System
18 15 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1,762 (46.82%) Linux
2 640 (17.01%) Windows
3 404 (10.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 288 (7.65%) Unix
5 225 (5.98%) CentOS
6 177 (4.70%) Windows Server
7 84 (2.23%) Ubuntu
8 37 (0.98%) Android
9 36 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (0.88%) CoreOS
11 32 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 31 (0.82%) Debian
13 21 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (0.43%) Fedora
15 13 (0.35%) DC/OS
16 12 (0.32%) Mesosphere
17 11 (0.29%) Solaris
18 8 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
19 5 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
20 4 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,763 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,236 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
3 812 (21.58%) Continuous Integration
4 799 (21.23%) Configuration Management
5 396 (10.52%) Open Source
6 376 (9.99%) Continuous Delivery
7 374 (9.94%) Test Automation
8 352 (9.35%) Microservices
9 321 (8.53%) Scrum
10 285 (7.57%) Deployment Automation
11 280 (7.44%) Migration
12 215 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
13 207 (5.50%) Continuous Deployment
14 177 (4.70%) TDD
15 159 (4.23%) Kanban
16 155 (4.12%) Load Balancing
17 140 (3.72%) E-Commerce
17 140 (3.72%) Mentoring
18 132 (3.51%) Software Engineering
19 119 (3.16%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,457 (38.72%) Python
2 881 (23.41%) Java
3 682 (18.12%) Bash Shell
4 525 (13.95%) PowerShell
5 456 (12.12%) Ruby
6 316 (8.40%) Perl
7 279 (7.41%) SQL
8 233 (6.19%) Groovy
9 216 (5.74%) Go
10 186 (4.94%) JavaScript
11 184 (4.89%) Shell Script
12 130 (3.45%) C#
13 79 (2.10%) PHP
14 76 (2.02%) Scala
15 70 (1.86%) C++
16 47 (1.25%) C
17 21 (0.56%) Java 8
18 20 (0.53%) T-SQL
19 12 (0.32%) R
20 10 (0.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 388 (10.31%) Security Cleared
2 332 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 76 (2.02%) AWS Certification
4 55 (1.46%) Degree
5 28 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 27 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 25 (0.66%) RHCE
8 19 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (0.48%) CCNP
9 18 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.16%) BC Cleared
10 6 (0.16%) CISSP
10 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.13%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.13%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.080%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.080%) SSCP
13 2 (0.053%) CISM
13 2 (0.053%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.053%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (2.47%) QA
2 12 (0.32%) Data Quality
2 12 (0.32%) SLA
3 10 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.24%) GDPR
5 4 (0.11%) PSD2
6 3 (0.080%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.053%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.053%) HL7
7 2 (0.053%) PMO
System Software
1 1,726 (45.87%) Docker
2 169 (4.49%) Virtual Machines
3 142 (3.77%) Active Directory
4 129 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 49 (1.30%) Xen
6 37 (0.98%) Hyper-V
7 31 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 24 (0.64%) VirtualBox
9 22 (0.58%) NFS
10 21 (0.56%) etcd
10 21 (0.56%) HDFS
11 19 (0.50%) flannel
11 19 (0.50%) KVM
12 13 (0.35%) vCloud
13 11 (0.29%) Ceph
13 11 (0.29%) GlusterFS
13 11 (0.29%) SkyDNS
14 10 (0.27%) RHEV
15 9 (0.24%) oVirt
15 9 (0.24%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1,786 (47.46%) Ansible
2 1,507 (40.05%) Terraform
3 1,321 (35.10%) Kubernetes
4 1,284 (34.12%) Puppet
5 882 (23.44%) Opscode Chef
6 226 (6.01%) Packer
7 161 (4.28%) Nagios
8 144 (3.83%) Salt
9 131 (3.48%) Prometheus
10 120 (3.19%) Grafana
11 119 (3.16%) Kibana
12 106 (2.82%) ZABBIX
13 97 (2.58%) Mesos
14 94 (2.50%) Docker Swarm
15 91 (2.42%) logstash
16 88 (2.34%) Consul
17 86 (2.29%) Rancher
18 34 (0.90%) ITRS Geneos
19 33 (0.88%) Icinga
20 32 (0.85%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 334 (8.88%) Red Hat
2 306 (8.13%) Microsoft
3 270 (7.18%) Google
4 263 (6.99%) Splunk
5 227 (6.03%) Oracle
6 188 (5.00%) VMware
7 115 (3.06%) New Relic
8 101 (2.68%) Atlassian
9 69 (1.83%) SAP
10 56 (1.49%) AppDynamics
11 49 (1.30%) SaltStack
12 44 (1.17%) IBM
13 40 (1.06%) F5
14 37 (0.98%) Cisco
15 33 (0.88%) hybris
16 29 (0.77%) Black Duck
16 29 (0.77%) Dynatrace
17 28 (0.74%) Qualys
18 26 (0.69%) Citrix
18 26 (0.69%) NetApp