Period
to 28 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 59 65
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 +39
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1,385 3,404 3,252
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.31% 4.10% 3.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.52% 4.34% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,096 2,561 2,546
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +4.90%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £413
90th Percentile £681 £688 £662
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.15% +52.94%
10th Percentile £26.63 £23.97 £51.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £70.00 £67.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £63.25
% change year-on-year - -44.66% +48.82%

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 39,301 78,456 87,369
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.79% 94.57% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,104 52,143 57,789
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £255 £280 £273
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £466 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.37% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,570 2,430 2,742
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +5.38% -2.61%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +13.16% +5.56% -5.26%

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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 -8 734 £575 - 92
South East +8 189 £500 -4.76% 26
North of England -20 187 £525 +0.96% 48
South West +24 152 £525 -4.55% 14
North West -1 105 £525 -4.55% 34
Midlands -33 72 £475 -5.00% 21
West Midlands -24 56 £475 -6.86% 16
Yorkshire -32 51 £538 +7.50% 11
East of England +11 40 £525 +2.44% 23
North East -22 28 £498 -0.50% 3
East Midlands -4 16 £475 -1.81% 5
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 1,385 (100.00%) DevOps
2 736 (53.14%) Terraform
3 683 (49.31%) Kubernetes
4 668 (48.23%) AWS
5 607 (43.83%) Docker
6 588 (42.45%) Ansible
7 532 (38.41%) Python
8 490 (35.38%) Azure
9 485 (35.02%) Jenkins
10 472 (34.08%) Linux
11 465 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
12 330 (23.83%) Infrastructure as Code
13 286 (20.65%) Java
14 268 (19.35%) Security Cleared
15 247 (17.83%) PowerShell
16 243 (17.55%) Git (software)
17 239 (17.26%) Puppet
18 238 (17.18%) Continuous Integration
19 224 (16.17%) SC Cleared
20 202 (14.58%) Configuration Management
21 195 (14.08%) Bash Shell
22 184 (13.29%) Windows
23 183 (13.21%) Finance
24 176 (12.71%) Scrum
25 175 (12.64%) Opscode Chef
26 164 (11.84%) Amazon EC2
27 158 (11.41%) AWS CloudFormation
28 156 (11.26%) GCP
29 154 (11.12%) Test Automation
30 152 (10.97%) Microsoft

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 96 (6.93%) Confluence
2 55 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (3.32%) nginx
4 37 (2.67%) Apache
5 36 (2.60%) Apache Spark
6 30 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.65%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.58%) IIS
10 8 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.36%) Jetty
11 5 (0.36%) Mongrel
11 5 (0.36%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.36%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.29%) Anypoint
12 4 (0.29%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.29%) GemFire
13 3 (0.22%) Mule
13 3 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.072%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.072%) Actimize
3 1 (0.072%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 668 (48.23%) AWS
2 490 (35.38%) Azure
3 164 (11.84%) Amazon EC2
4 158 (11.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 156 (11.26%) GCP
6 142 (10.25%) Amazon S3
7 130 (9.39%) Serverless
8 109 (7.87%) OpenShift
9 107 (7.73%) PaaS
10 101 (7.29%) AWS Lambda
11 97 (7.00%) GitHub
12 88 (6.35%) IaaS
13 84 (6.06%) Amazon ECS
14 64 (4.62%) Power Platform
15 51 (3.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 48 (3.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 47 (3.39%) Route 53
18 37 (2.67%) Amazon ELB
19 36 (2.60%) SaaS
20 33 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.25%) DNS
2 40 (2.89%) Firewall
3 39 (2.82%) HTTP
4 33 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 25 (1.81%) SSL
6 17 (1.23%) VPN
7 13 (0.94%) Kerberos
8 11 (0.79%) DSL
9 9 (0.65%) DHCP
10 8 (0.58%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.58%) IPsec
11 7 (0.51%) Skype
12 6 (0.43%) FTP
13 4 (0.29%) Internet
13 4 (0.29%) Network Security
13 4 (0.29%) SAN
13 4 (0.29%) SSH
13 4 (0.29%) Wireless
14 2 (0.14%) tcpdump
14 2 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (6.71%) Big Data
2 71 (5.13%) Data Lake
3 70 (5.05%) Amazon RDS
4 66 (4.77%) Hadoop
5 64 (4.62%) Power BI
6 58 (4.19%) SQL Server
7 50 (3.61%) HDInsight
7 50 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 40 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
9 38 (2.74%) MySQL
10 33 (2.38%) MongoDB
11 31 (2.24%) Amazon Redshift
12 30 (2.17%) NoSQL
13 17 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 16 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (1.16%) MariaDB
15 15 (1.08%) Apache Hive
16 14 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
16 14 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (1.01%) HBase
Development Applications
1 485 (35.02%) Jenkins
2 243 (17.55%) Git (software)
3 139 (10.04%) JIRA
4 110 (7.94%) GitLab
5 66 (4.77%) Visual Studio
6 65 (4.69%) Bitbucket
7 58 (4.19%) Artifactory
8 56 (4.04%) CircleCI
9 47 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
10 45 (3.25%) TeamCity
11 40 (2.89%) SonarQube
11 40 (2.89%) Sonatype Nexus
11 40 (2.89%) Travis CI
12 38 (2.74%) Maven
13 29 (2.09%) Selenium
14 27 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 26 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
16 24 (1.73%) Cucumber
17 20 (1.44%) Gradle
17 20 (1.44%) Subversion
General
1 183 (13.21%) Finance
2 88 (6.35%) Public Sector
3 58 (4.19%) Banking
4 32 (2.31%) Front Office
5 29 (2.09%) Retail
6 18 (1.30%) Marketing
7 16 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 13 (0.94%) Electronics
9 12 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.79%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.72%) Games
12 9 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.65%) Law
13 6 (0.43%) Publishing
14 5 (0.36%) Legal
14 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.22%) Police
16 2 (0.14%) Advertising
17 1 (0.072%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (5.70%) Web Services
2 78 (5.63%) Node.js
3 70 (5.05%) Kafka
4 68 (4.91%) .NET
5 63 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
6 32 (2.31%) JSON
7 29 (2.09%) REST
8 26 (1.88%) J2EE
9 21 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
10 20 (1.44%) Spring
11 19 (1.37%) J2SE
11 19 (1.37%) Spring Boot
12 18 (1.30%) React
12 18 (1.30%) YAML
13 17 (1.23%) Middleware
14 16 (1.16%) LDAP
15 15 (1.08%) AngularJS
16 14 (1.01%) XML
17 13 (0.94%) OAuth
18 11 (0.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 63 (4.55%) Public Cloud
2 50 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
3 41 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
4 40 (2.89%) Data Centre
5 29 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (2.02%) Cloud Native
7 19 (1.37%) Derivative
7 19 (1.37%) Equities
7 19 (1.37%) Fixed Income
8 18 (1.30%) User Experience
9 17 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (0.72%) Mobile App
11 10 (0.72%) Private Cloud
12 8 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.43%) Blog
13 6 (0.43%) FMCG
13 6 (0.43%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.36%) Clustering
14 5 (0.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 472 (34.08%) Linux
2 184 (13.29%) Windows
3 72 (5.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 53 (3.83%) Unix
5 34 (2.45%) Windows Server
6 27 (1.95%) CentOS
7 16 (1.16%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (0.58%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.43%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.36%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.36%) VMS
13 2 (0.14%) Android
13 2 (0.14%) Debian
14 1 (0.072%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.072%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.072%) HPUX
14 1 (0.072%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,385 (100.00%) DevOps
2 465 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (23.83%) Infrastructure as Code
4 238 (17.18%) Continuous Integration
5 202 (14.58%) Configuration Management
6 176 (12.71%) Scrum
7 154 (11.12%) Test Automation
8 148 (10.69%) Continuous Delivery
9 144 (10.40%) Microservices
10 104 (7.51%) Migration
11 99 (7.15%) Analytics
11 99 (7.15%) Software Engineering
12 89 (6.43%) Open Source
13 88 (6.35%) Deployment Automation
14 82 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
15 75 (5.42%) Infrastructure Automation
16 63 (4.55%) Kanban
17 61 (4.40%) Data Management
18 54 (3.90%) Continuous Deployment
19 49 (3.54%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 532 (38.41%) Python
2 286 (20.65%) Java
3 247 (17.83%) PowerShell
4 195 (14.08%) Bash Shell
5 127 (9.17%) SQL
6 112 (8.09%) Ruby
7 82 (5.92%) Go
8 77 (5.56%) C#
9 70 (5.05%) Groovy
10 69 (4.98%) JavaScript
11 47 (3.39%) Perl
12 46 (3.32%) Shell Script
13 30 (2.17%) R
14 29 (2.09%) PHP
15 23 (1.66%) C++
16 15 (1.08%) C
17 12 (0.87%) Scala
18 9 (0.65%) Java 8
19 6 (0.43%) PL/SQL
20 4 (0.29%) Rust
Qualifications
1 268 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 224 (16.17%) SC Cleared
3 61 (4.40%) AWS Certification
4 25 (1.81%) Degree
5 18 (1.30%) DV Cleared
6 13 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.29%) MCSA
9 3 (0.22%) CCA
9 3 (0.22%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.072%) OCP
11 1 (0.072%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.072%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.072%) PMP
11 1 (0.072%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.072%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.10%) QA
2 6 (0.43%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.43%) GDPR
2 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (0.29%) HIPAA
3 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.29%) SLA
4 2 (0.14%) NCSC
5 1 (0.072%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.072%) NIST
5 1 (0.072%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 607 (43.83%) Docker
2 59 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
3 43 (3.10%) Active Directory
4 15 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.65%) HDFS
7 7 (0.51%) vSphere
8 6 (0.43%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.36%) Xen
10 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.14%) LXC
12 1 (0.072%) Firmware
12 1 (0.072%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.072%) Varnish
12 1 (0.072%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.072%) zsh
Systems Management
1 736 (53.14%) Terraform
2 683 (49.31%) Kubernetes
3 588 (42.45%) Ansible
4 239 (17.26%) Puppet
5 175 (12.64%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (4.48%) Packer
7 35 (2.53%) Docker Swarm
8 33 (2.38%) Istio
8 33 (2.38%) Prometheus
9 30 (2.17%) Salt
10 25 (1.81%) Grafana
11 24 (1.73%) Rancher
12 23 (1.66%) Consul
13 21 (1.52%) Kibana
13 21 (1.52%) logstash
14 11 (0.79%) SCOM
15 10 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
15 10 (0.72%) vCenter Server
16 7 (0.51%) Oozie
17 6 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 152 (10.97%) Microsoft
2 79 (5.70%) Google
3 45 (3.25%) Informatica
4 43 (3.10%) VMware
5 42 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 40 (2.89%) Splunk
7 35 (2.53%) Hortonworks
8 34 (2.45%) Oracle
9 31 (2.24%) Cloudera
10 25 (1.81%) Atlassian
10 25 (1.81%) ServiceNow
11 22 (1.59%) SAP
12 21 (1.52%) AppDynamics
13 17 (1.23%) Cisco
14 15 (1.08%) Databricks
15 13 (0.94%) New Relic
15 13 (0.94%) Tableau
16 12 (0.87%) IBM
17 10 (0.72%) NetApp
18 9 (0.65%) IBM Sterling