Period
to 24 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 65 102
Rank change year-on-year +7 +37 +24
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,334 3,200 2,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.02% 3.50% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.25% 3.69% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,444 2,457 1,545
England median daily rate £550 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £381
90th Percentile £688 £660 £625
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 4
England median hourly rate £47.50 £66.50 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +42.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £30.65 £50.00 £39.50
90th Percentile £70.00 £67.25 £58.63
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £66.50 £46.75
% change year-on-year -47.37% +42.25% -7.43%

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 78,509 86,767 80,193
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 94.79% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,097 57,316 52,207
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £277 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,487 2,792 2,614
England median hourly rate £19.73 £18.56 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.30% -0.75% -4.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.37 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.33% -3.74% -6.50%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 +6 1,805 £575 +4.55% 393
North of England +14 517 £500 +9.89% 113
South East +20 437 £513 +2.50% 90
Midlands +19 252 £500 - 64
North West +9 236 £550 +13.40% 72
South West -1 202 £550 +12.24% 56
Yorkshire +34 198 £500 +11.11% 32
West Midlands +14 175 £500 -4.76% 42
East of England -2 102 £513 +2.50% 64
North East +1 82 £475 +22.58% 9
East Midlands +18 77 £490 +15.29% 22
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 3,334 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,650 (49.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1,523 (45.68%) Docker
4 1,439 (43.16%) Jenkins
5 1,425 (42.74%) Ansible
6 1,415 (42.44%) Terraform
7 1,380 (41.39%) Linux
8 1,345 (40.34%) Kubernetes
9 1,203 (36.08%) Python
10 1,091 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
11 1,079 (32.36%) Microsoft Azure
12 911 (27.32%) Puppet
13 773 (23.19%) Git (software)
14 713 (21.39%) Java
15 651 (19.53%) Opscode Chef
16 647 (19.41%) Configuration Management
17 599 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
18 568 (17.04%) Bash Shell
19 526 (15.78%) PowerShell
20 458 (13.74%) Infrastructure as Code
21 452 (13.56%) Finance
22 439 (13.17%) Windows
23 433 (12.99%) Google Cloud Platform
24 404 (12.12%) Security Cleared
25 396 (11.88%) JIRA
26 383 (11.49%) Microservices
27 349 (10.47%) Scrum
28 341 (10.23%) SC Cleared
29 323 (9.69%) Ruby
30 314 (9.42%) Test Automation

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
1 234 (7.02%) Confluence
2 167 (5.01%) nginx
3 121 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
4 86 (2.58%) Cloud Foundry
5 80 (2.40%) Apache Spark
6 79 (2.37%) Tomcat
7 70 (2.10%) Apache
8 69 (2.07%) WebSphere
9 61 (1.83%) IIS
10 58 (1.74%) OpenStack
11 31 (0.93%) JBoss
12 23 (0.69%) SharePoint
13 15 (0.45%) Jetty
13 15 (0.45%) Mongrel
14 12 (0.36%) CMS
15 11 (0.33%) Drupal
15 11 (0.33%) MS Exchange
16 10 (0.30%) WebLogic
17 9 (0.27%) SAS
18 7 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 15 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.060%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.030%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (0.36%) assyst
2 7 (0.21%) Endur
3 6 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.060%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.030%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,650 (49.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1,079 (32.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 433 (12.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 305 (9.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 253 (7.59%) GitHub
6 240 (7.20%) PaaS
7 237 (7.11%) Amazon EC2
8 232 (6.96%) Serverless
9 219 (6.57%) Amazon S3
10 181 (5.43%) AWS Lambda
11 172 (5.16%) OpenShift
12 163 (4.89%) IaaS
13 145 (4.35%) Amazon ECS
14 141 (4.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 134 (4.02%) Route 53
16 125 (3.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 105 (3.15%) Amazon ELB
18 74 (2.22%) Datadog
19 68 (2.04%) CloudFront
20 60 (1.80%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 145 (4.35%) HTTP
2 139 (4.17%) DNS
3 124 (3.72%) TCP/IP
4 101 (3.03%) VPN
5 87 (2.61%) SSL
6 79 (2.37%) Firewall
7 75 (2.25%) FTP
8 70 (2.10%) DHCP
8 70 (2.10%) IPsec
9 21 (0.63%) Internet
10 20 (0.60%) Network Security
11 18 (0.54%) DSL
12 17 (0.51%) OpenVPN
13 14 (0.42%) VLAN
14 13 (0.39%) SSH
15 12 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (0.27%) Kerberos
17 8 (0.24%) HTTPS
17 8 (0.24%) MPLS
17 8 (0.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (6.21%) Big Data
2 161 (4.83%) Amazon RDS
2 161 (4.83%) MongoDB
3 158 (4.74%) MySQL
4 129 (3.87%) Hadoop
5 125 (3.75%) NoSQL
6 121 (3.63%) SQL Server
7 103 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
8 79 (2.37%) Relational Database
9 75 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
10 72 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
11 68 (2.04%) RDBMS
12 60 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 49 (1.47%) Power BI
14 48 (1.44%) Data Lake
15 39 (1.17%) Redis
16 36 (1.08%) Oracle Database
17 35 (1.05%) HDInsight
18 32 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
19 30 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1,439 (43.16%) Jenkins
2 773 (23.19%) Git (software)
3 396 (11.88%) JIRA
4 248 (7.44%) Visual Studio Team System
5 223 (6.69%) GitLab
6 207 (6.21%) Maven
7 198 (5.94%) Sonatype Nexus
8 178 (5.34%) TeamCity
9 134 (4.02%) Bitbucket
10 121 (3.63%) SonarQube
11 113 (3.39%) Artifactory
12 109 (3.27%) Octopus Deploy
13 107 (3.21%) Travis CI
14 99 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 93 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
16 84 (2.52%) Visual Studio
17 78 (2.34%) Gradle
18 68 (2.04%) CircleCI
19 67 (2.01%) JUnit
20 65 (1.95%) Subversion
General
1 452 (13.56%) Finance
2 169 (5.07%) Banking
3 82 (2.46%) Retail
4 36 (1.08%) Games
5 32 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 30 (0.90%) Law
6 30 (0.90%) Marketing
7 29 (0.87%) Telecoms
8 24 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 23 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 23 (0.69%) Publishing
10 19 (0.57%) Electronics
11 12 (0.36%) Legal
12 10 (0.30%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.24%) Advertising
13 8 (0.24%) Front Office
14 6 (0.18%) Back Office
15 5 (0.15%) Billing
16 3 (0.090%) Automotive
17 2 (0.060%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (7.38%) Web Services
2 215 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
3 185 (5.55%) Kafka
4 169 (5.07%) .NET
5 154 (4.62%) Node.js
6 126 (3.78%) JSON
7 74 (2.22%) RESTful
8 64 (1.92%) Middleware
9 52 (1.56%) REST
10 51 (1.53%) Spring
11 39 (1.17%) YAML
12 36 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
13 33 (0.99%) Spring Boot
14 25 (0.75%) LAMP
14 25 (0.75%) React
15 21 (0.63%) OAuth
16 20 (0.60%) Anaconda
16 20 (0.60%) Swagger
17 19 (0.57%) AngularJS
17 19 (0.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 119 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
2 108 (3.24%) Public Cloud
3 92 (2.76%) Cloud Native
4 58 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
5 52 (1.56%) Data Centre
6 49 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
7 44 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
8 38 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
9 37 (1.11%) Mobile App
10 28 (0.84%) Clustering
11 27 (0.81%) iPad
12 24 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
13 22 (0.66%) Private Cloud
14 21 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
15 18 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
16 14 (0.42%) Analytical Mindset
17 13 (0.39%) Device Driver
18 12 (0.36%) PKI
19 11 (0.33%) Virtual Team
20 10 (0.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1,380 (41.39%) Linux
2 439 (13.17%) Windows
3 304 (9.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 195 (5.85%) Unix
5 110 (3.30%) CentOS
6 106 (3.18%) Windows Server
7 53 (1.59%) Ubuntu
8 33 (0.99%) Android
9 29 (0.87%) Apple iOS
10 27 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.42%) CoreOS
12 10 (0.30%) Solaris
13 9 (0.27%) Debian
14 7 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.15%) VMS
16 4 (0.12%) AIX
16 4 (0.12%) Mesosphere
16 4 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,334 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,091 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
3 647 (19.41%) Configuration Management
4 599 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
5 458 (13.74%) Infrastructure as Code
6 383 (11.49%) Microservices
7 349 (10.47%) Scrum
8 314 (9.42%) Test Automation
9 301 (9.03%) Open Source
10 257 (7.71%) Continuous Delivery
11 223 (6.69%) Deployment Automation
12 217 (6.51%) Migration
13 156 (4.68%) Problem-Solving
14 154 (4.62%) Kanban
15 152 (4.56%) Continuous Deployment
16 136 (4.08%) Fintech
17 131 (3.93%) Infrastructure Automation
18 130 (3.90%) E-Commerce
19 126 (3.78%) Software Engineering
20 124 (3.72%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,203 (36.08%) Python
2 713 (21.39%) Java
3 568 (17.04%) Bash Shell
4 526 (15.78%) PowerShell
5 323 (9.69%) Ruby
6 257 (7.71%) SQL
7 166 (4.98%) JavaScript
8 161 (4.83%) Go
9 159 (4.77%) Groovy
10 151 (4.53%) C#
11 144 (4.32%) Shell Script
12 140 (4.20%) Perl
13 62 (1.86%) PHP
14 61 (1.83%) Scala
15 47 (1.41%) C++
16 29 (0.87%) Java 8
17 22 (0.66%) R
18 21 (0.63%) C
19 11 (0.33%) PL/SQL
20 8 (0.24%) Rust
Qualifications
1 404 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 341 (10.23%) SC Cleared
3 85 (2.55%) AWS Certification
4 50 (1.50%) Degree
5 44 (1.32%) RHCE
6 29 (0.87%) DV Cleared
7 16 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (0.42%) CCA
9 12 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.30%) CCNP
11 9 (0.27%) MCSA
11 9 (0.27%) MCSE
12 7 (0.21%) CISSP
12 7 (0.21%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
14 5 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.15%) Master's Degree
15 3 (0.090%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (1.50%) QA
2 10 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.21%) SLA
4 6 (0.18%) NCSC
4 6 (0.18%) NIST
5 5 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.12%) GDPR
7 2 (0.060%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.060%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.060%) PMO
8 1 (0.030%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.030%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 1,523 (45.68%) Docker
2 163 (4.89%) Virtual Machines
3 105 (3.15%) Active Directory
4 84 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (0.90%) Hyper-V
6 21 (0.63%) Xen
7 18 (0.54%) HDFS
8 15 (0.45%) vCloud
9 14 (0.42%) Gluster
10 13 (0.39%) Apache Flume
11 10 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.27%) NFS
13 8 (0.24%) LXC
14 7 (0.21%) etcd
14 7 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.15%) Snort
16 5 (0.15%) Varnish
16 5 (0.15%) VirtualBox
17 4 (0.12%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 1,425 (42.74%) Ansible
2 1,415 (42.44%) Terraform
3 1,345 (40.34%) Kubernetes
4 911 (27.32%) Puppet
5 651 (19.53%) Opscode Chef
6 185 (5.55%) Packer
7 133 (3.99%) Prometheus
8 103 (3.09%) Grafana
9 92 (2.76%) Consul
10 81 (2.43%) Salt
11 59 (1.77%) Docker Swarm
11 59 (1.77%) Nagios
12 58 (1.74%) Kibana
13 51 (1.53%) logstash
14 42 (1.26%) HAProxy
15 40 (1.20%) ZABBIX
16 34 (1.02%) Mesos
17 26 (0.78%) Graphite
18 24 (0.72%) Rancher
19 23 (0.69%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 274 (8.22%) Google
2 258 (7.74%) Microsoft
3 248 (7.44%) Red Hat
4 189 (5.67%) Splunk
5 138 (4.14%) VMware
6 119 (3.57%) Oracle
7 109 (3.27%) Atlassian
8 47 (1.41%) Hortonworks
9 46 (1.38%) New Relic
10 45 (1.35%) Cloudera
10 45 (1.35%) SaltStack
11 42 (1.26%) IBM
12 39 (1.17%) SAP
13 38 (1.14%) AppDynamics
14 35 (1.05%) Cisco
15 34 (1.02%) Black Duck
16 32 (0.96%) ServiceNow
17 27 (0.81%) Citrix
18 22 (0.66%) MuleSoft
19 21 (0.63%) Salesforce.com