Period
to

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

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
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 65 74 73
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1 -12
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 2,462 1,893 1,016
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.40% 3.24% 3.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.66% 3.48% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,824 1,433 784
10th Percentile £463 £425 £413
25th Percentile £517 £488 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £540
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% -1.82%
75th Percentile £691 £631 £600
90th Percentile £775 £686 £675
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £539
% change year-on-year +9.09% +2.09% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
10th Percentile £44.88 £51.79 -
25th Percentile £50.31 £52.59 -
Median hourly rate £63.75 £55.38 -
Median % change year-on-year +15.12% - -
75th Percentile £75.31 £58.34 -
90th Percentile £79.63 £59.26 -
UK median hourly rate £55.25 £62.38 -
% change year-on-year -11.42% - -

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 67,317 54,450 29,186
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.05% 93.25% 93.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,221 37,892 19,739
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
25th Percentile £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £546 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.20% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £575
90th Percentile £750 £694 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.55% +5.26% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,643 1,733 964
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.62 £11.27
25th Percentile £16.25 £13.67 £14.37
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.82 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +26.17% -3.34% +9.33%
75th Percentile £53.92 £43.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £68.44 £58.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.36
% change year-on-year +25.00% -1.74% +8.88%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in England.

Daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps Engineer in England over the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in England.

Hourly rate trend for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DevOps Engineer in England over the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

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 9 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London +9 1,549 £625 +8.70% 194
North of England +8 318 £575 +9.52% 51
North West +4 181 £578 +15.50% 30
South East -18 162 £593 +9.72% 44
Yorkshire +22 102 £550 +4.76% 13
Midlands -4 88 £538 +14.67% 33
South West -15 83 £565 +8.13% 27
West Midlands 0 74 £575 +9.52% 25
North East 0 40 £613 +8.41% 8
East of England -33 39 £640 +21.90% 42
East Midlands -16 14 £350 -11.39% 8
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, DevOps Engineer contract jobs required the following 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 2,462 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,597 (64.87%) Terraform
3 1,439 (58.45%) CI/CD
4 1,369 (55.61%) Kubernetes
5 1,145 (46.51%) AWS
6 1,087 (44.15%) Python
7 1,049 (42.61%) Docker
8 947 (38.46%) Ansible
9 894 (36.31%) Azure
10 864 (35.09%) Jenkins
11 796 (32.33%) Linux
12 775 (31.48%) Agile
13 639 (25.95%) Infrastructure as Code
14 570 (23.15%) Security Cleared
15 543 (22.06%) Git (software)
16 521 (21.16%) Azure DevOps
17 510 (20.71%) SC Cleared
18 483 (19.62%) Bash
19 449 (18.24%) Finance
20 409 (16.61%) Java
21 398 (16.17%) GitLab
22 380 (15.43%) GCP
23 349 (14.18%) Containerisation
24 336 (13.65%) JIRA
25 327 (13.28%) Configuration Management
26 318 (12.92%) PowerShell
27 312 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
28 301 (12.23%) Go
29 300 (12.19%) Test Automation
30 289 (11.74%) Serverless

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
1 184 (7.47%) Confluence
2 117 (4.75%) nginx
3 45 (1.83%) Traefik
4 39 (1.58%) Apache
5 32 (1.30%) OpenStack
6 27 (1.10%) Mule
7 26 (1.06%) IIS
8 25 (1.02%) Apache Spark
9 23 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 18 (0.73%) CMS
11 16 (0.65%) WebSphere
12 14 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
15 8 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
16 6 (0.24%) JBoss
16 6 (0.24%) SharePoint
17 4 (0.16%) MS Exchange
18 3 (0.12%) NServiceBus
19 2 (0.081%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.12%) assyst
2 2 (0.081%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.041%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.041%) Cloudability
3 1 (0.041%) Magento
3 1 (0.041%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.041%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,145 (46.51%) AWS
2 894 (36.31%) Azure
3 521 (21.16%) Azure DevOps
4 380 (15.43%) GCP
5 289 (11.74%) Serverless
6 272 (11.05%) AWS CloudFormation
7 270 (10.97%) GitHub
8 231 (9.38%) Amazon EC2
9 178 (7.23%) Amazon EKS
10 161 (6.54%) AWS Lambda
11 155 (6.30%) OpenShift
12 140 (5.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 139 (5.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 138 (5.61%) Amazon ECS
15 126 (5.12%) PaaS
16 119 (4.83%) Amazon S3
17 115 (4.67%) Azure AKS
18 105 (4.26%) Google Kubernetes Engine
19 87 (3.53%) Datadog
20 71 (2.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 146 (5.93%) DNS
2 100 (4.06%) Firewall
3 67 (2.72%) TCP/IP
4 45 (1.83%) VPN
5 42 (1.71%) HTTP
6 39 (1.58%) IPv4
7 37 (1.50%) FTP
8 36 (1.46%) SSL
9 33 (1.34%) SSH
10 32 (1.30%) SMTP
11 20 (0.81%) DHCP
12 19 (0.77%) Internet
12 19 (0.77%) tcpdump
13 13 (0.53%) VLAN
14 9 (0.37%) Network Security
15 6 (0.24%) Calico
15 6 (0.24%) HTTPS
15 6 (0.24%) WAN
16 5 (0.20%) LAN
17 4 (0.16%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (4.71%) Amazon RDS
2 87 (3.53%) SQL Server
3 76 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
4 63 (2.56%) MongoDB
5 56 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
6 55 (2.23%) Big Data
7 47 (1.91%) NoSQL
8 39 (1.58%) DynamoDB
9 34 (1.38%) MySQL
10 30 (1.22%) Power BI
11 28 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
12 27 (1.10%) Relational Database
13 23 (0.93%) Data Lake
13 23 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
14 21 (0.85%) Hadoop
15 19 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
16 18 (0.73%) BigQuery
16 18 (0.73%) Redis
17 16 (0.65%) Oracle Database
18 11 (0.45%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 864 (35.09%) Jenkins
2 543 (22.06%) Git (software)
3 398 (16.17%) GitLab
4 336 (13.65%) JIRA
5 124 (5.04%) Maven
6 111 (4.51%) Artifactory
7 104 (4.22%) CircleCI
8 85 (3.45%) SonarQube
9 78 (3.17%) Sonatype Nexus
10 74 (3.01%) TeamCity
11 72 (2.92%) Bitbucket
12 70 (2.84%) Gradle
13 56 (2.27%) Travis CI
14 49 (1.99%) gulp
15 38 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 31 (1.26%) Spinnaker
17 29 (1.18%) Selenium
18 27 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
19 20 (0.81%) git-flow
19 20 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 449 (18.24%) Finance
2 274 (11.13%) Public Sector
3 240 (9.75%) Social Skills
4 176 (7.15%) Banking
5 115 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 40 (1.62%) Retail
8 35 (1.42%) Investment Banking
9 24 (0.97%) Marketing
10 21 (0.85%) Presentation Skills
11 19 (0.77%) Front Office
11 19 (0.77%) Publishing
12 18 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
13 15 (0.61%) Influencing Skills
13 15 (0.61%) Law
14 14 (0.57%) Documentation Skills
15 13 (0.53%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.45%) Electronics
16 11 (0.45%) Legal
16 11 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (7.51%) Kafka
2 112 (4.55%) Node.js
3 109 (4.43%) .NET
4 96 (3.90%) Elastic Stack
5 82 (3.33%) YAML
6 59 (2.40%) ARM Templates
7 51 (2.07%) cloud-init
8 47 (1.91%) REST
9 44 (1.79%) JSON
9 44 (1.79%) React
10 36 (1.46%) ADO
11 35 (1.42%) Spring
12 29 (1.18%) Spring Boot
13 26 (1.06%) OAuth
14 25 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
15 20 (0.81%) RESTful
16 16 (0.65%) .NET Framework
16 16 (0.65%) AngularJS
16 16 (0.65%) OAuth2
17 15 (0.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 153 (6.21%) Data Protection Act
2 119 (4.83%) Cloud Native
3 114 (4.63%) Public Cloud
4 77 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 71 (2.88%) PKI
6 55 (2.23%) Data Centre
6 55 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 54 (2.19%) Clustering
8 51 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
9 49 (1.99%) Private Cloud
10 26 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
11 25 (1.02%) NHS
11 25 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
12 20 (0.81%) Blockchain
13 19 (0.77%) Virtual Team
14 18 (0.73%) Mobile App
15 16 (0.65%) iPad
16 12 (0.49%) User Experience
17 11 (0.45%) Enterprise Cloud
18 10 (0.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 796 (32.33%) Linux
2 225 (9.14%) Windows
3 142 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 104 (4.22%) Unix
5 92 (3.74%) CentOS
6 42 (1.71%) Windows Server
7 26 (1.06%) Ubuntu
8 24 (0.97%) VMS
9 14 (0.57%) Android
9 14 (0.57%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.28%) CoreOS
11 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.16%) Alpine Linux
13 3 (0.12%) Amazon Linux
13 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.081%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (0.081%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.041%) Debian
15 1 (0.041%) Solaris
15 1 (0.041%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,462 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,439 (58.45%) CI/CD
3 775 (31.48%) Agile
4 639 (25.95%) Infrastructure as Code
5 349 (14.18%) Containerisation
6 327 (13.28%) Configuration Management
7 312 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
8 300 (12.19%) Test Automation
9 274 (11.13%) Microservices
10 247 (10.03%) Software Engineering
11 234 (9.50%) Scrum
12 199 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
13 196 (7.96%) Continuous Delivery
14 161 (6.54%) Platform Engineering
15 158 (6.42%) Data Protection
16 149 (6.05%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 145 (5.89%) Open Source
18 130 (5.28%) Migration
19 128 (5.20%) Kanban
20 127 (5.16%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,087 (44.15%) Python
2 483 (19.62%) Bash
3 409 (16.61%) Java
4 318 (12.92%) PowerShell
5 301 (12.23%) Go
6 181 (7.35%) Groovy
7 179 (7.27%) SQL
8 174 (7.07%) JavaScript
9 145 (5.89%) Ruby
10 95 (3.86%) C++
11 92 (3.74%) Shell Script
12 89 (3.61%) C#
13 72 (2.92%) C
14 64 (2.60%) Perl
15 56 (2.27%) Rust
16 40 (1.62%) Scala
17 23 (0.93%) TypeScript
18 14 (0.57%) PHP
19 12 (0.49%) VBScript
20 11 (0.45%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 570 (23.15%) Security Cleared
2 510 (20.71%) SC Cleared
3 69 (2.80%) AWS Certification
4 48 (1.95%) DV Cleared
5 28 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (0.97%) Degree
7 8 (0.32%) PhD
8 7 (0.28%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.12%) CCA
13 1 (0.041%) CCNA
13 1 (0.041%) CCNP
13 1 (0.041%) CEH
13 1 (0.041%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.041%) CISSP
13 1 (0.041%) Master's Degree
13 1 (0.041%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.041%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (1.95%) NCSC
2 40 (1.62%) QA
3 8 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.32%) SLA
4 5 (0.20%) Accessibility
4 5 (0.20%) GDPR
5 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.081%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.081%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.081%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.041%) GLBA
7 1 (0.041%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.041%) NIST
7 1 (0.041%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.041%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,049 (42.61%) Docker
2 111 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (1.71%) vSphere
4 36 (1.46%) Active Directory
5 23 (0.93%) Ceph
5 23 (0.93%) NFS
6 22 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 11 (0.45%) KVM
9 10 (0.41%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 10 (0.41%) oVirt
10 8 (0.32%) Platform Symphony
11 6 (0.24%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.20%) Squid
13 3 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.081%) Firmware
14 2 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.081%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1,597 (64.87%) Terraform
2 1,369 (55.61%) Kubernetes
3 947 (38.46%) Ansible
4 284 (11.54%) Puppet
5 225 (9.14%) Prometheus
6 186 (7.55%) Packer
7 179 (7.27%) Opscode Chef
8 159 (6.46%) Grafana
9 108 (4.39%) Consul
10 92 (3.74%) Docker Swarm
11 87 (3.53%) Istio
12 64 (2.60%) ZABBIX
13 53 (2.15%) Graphite
14 46 (1.87%) HAProxy
15 45 (1.83%) Podman
16 42 (1.71%) Rancher
17 41 (1.67%) linkerd
18 40 (1.62%) Kibana
19 27 (1.10%) Mesos
20 25 (1.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 218 (8.85%) Microsoft
2 191 (7.76%) Google
3 179 (7.27%) Splunk
4 141 (5.73%) VMware
5 86 (3.49%) Oracle
5 86 (3.49%) Red Hat
6 60 (2.44%) Dynatrace
7 53 (2.15%) Databricks
8 52 (2.11%) Atlassian
9 50 (2.03%) PagerDuty
10 49 (1.99%) AppDynamics
11 36 (1.46%) ServiceNow
12 25 (1.02%) New Relic
13 24 (0.97%) IBM
14 15 (0.61%) Cloudera
14 15 (0.61%) Sitecore
15 14 (0.57%) SAP
16 13 (0.53%) MuleSoft
17 11 (0.45%) Confluent
17 11 (0.45%) Denodo