Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 94 239
Rank change year-on-year +10 +145 +54
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 2682 2393 1124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.85% 2.48% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.01% 2.61% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2115 1771 826
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £363
90th Percentile £638 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £518 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +3.50% +11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 2
England median hourly rate £49.50 £47.25 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -21.25% -
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £47.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year +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 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -5 1685 £525 - 163
South East +76 338 £475 - 26
North of England +41 302 £475 - 43
Midlands +48 162 £475 +1.06% 31
North West +59 147 £500 +11.11% 23
Yorkshire -15 110 £500 - 17
South West +58 104 £450 - 22
West Midlands +39 99 £481 +1.32% 16
East of England +17 92 £525 +4.90% 24
North East +77 65 £425 +23.19% 3
East Midlands +23 60 £425 +1.19% 15
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, DevOps Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 2682 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1594 (59.43%) Linux
3 1369 (51.04%) Amazon AWS
4 1361 (50.75%) Jenkins
5 1200 (44.74%) Ansible
6 1161 (43.29%) Docker
7 1138 (42.43%) Puppet
8 1137 (42.39%) Python
9 1016 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
10 818 (30.50%) Git (software)
11 794 (29.60%) Configuration Management
12 788 (29.38%) Continuous Integration
13 758 (28.26%) Opscode Chef
14 712 (26.55%) Java
15 673 (25.09%) Terraform
16 624 (23.27%) Bash Shell
17 516 (19.24%) Kubernetes
18 473 (17.64%) Ruby
19 466 (17.38%) Microsoft Azure
20 465 (17.34%) Windows
21 413 (15.40%) Continuous Delivery
22 409 (15.25%) Finance
23 375 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 373 (13.91%) JIRA
25 370 (13.80%) Scrum
26 357 (13.31%) Unix
27 335 (12.49%) Open Source
28 305 (11.37%) PowerShell
28 305 (11.37%) Red Hat
29 304 (11.33%) Security Cleared

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
1 270 (10.07%) Confluence
2 185 (6.90%) nginx
3 163 (6.08%) Apache
4 153 (5.70%) Tomcat
5 150 (5.59%) Elasticsearch
6 142 (5.29%) OpenStack
7 109 (4.06%) Cloud Foundry
8 89 (3.32%) IIS
9 69 (2.57%) JBoss
10 56 (2.09%) Apache Spark
11 47 (1.75%) WebSphere
12 45 (1.68%) WebLogic
13 29 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 20 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
15 19 (0.71%) CMS
16 17 (0.63%) Jetty
17 10 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 9 (0.34%) Apache Solr
19 8 (0.30%) Mongrel
20 6 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (0.67%) HipChat
2 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.075%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.037%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.41%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 10 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.11%) Magento
3 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.037%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.037%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.037%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1369 (51.04%) Amazon AWS
2 466 (17.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 255 (9.51%) AWS CloudFormation
4 244 (9.10%) Amazon EC2
5 208 (7.76%) GitHub
6 164 (6.11%) PaaS
7 158 (5.89%) Amazon S3
8 127 (4.74%) Serverless
9 118 (4.40%) AWS Lambda
10 116 (4.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 103 (3.84%) IaaS
12 96 (3.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 92 (3.43%) Route 53
14 87 (3.24%) Google Cloud Platform
15 77 (2.87%) Amazon ELB
16 76 (2.83%) OpenShift
17 59 (2.20%) SaaS
18 58 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
19 48 (1.79%) Slack
20 34 (1.27%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 192 (7.16%) HTTP
2 158 (5.89%) TCP/IP
3 146 (5.44%) DNS
4 133 (4.96%) Firewall
5 115 (4.29%) SSL
6 55 (2.05%) Internet
7 44 (1.64%) VPN
8 40 (1.49%) LAN
9 39 (1.45%) WAN
10 37 (1.38%) DHCP
10 37 (1.38%) Network Security
11 36 (1.34%) LDAP
12 29 (1.08%) OpenLDAP
13 24 (0.89%) SSH
14 22 (0.82%) DSL
15 20 (0.75%) SAN
16 16 (0.60%) OpenVPN
16 16 (0.60%) VoIP
17 15 (0.56%) IPsec
18 13 (0.48%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (9.73%) MySQL
2 198 (7.38%) MongoDB
3 192 (7.16%) PostgreSQL
4 144 (5.37%) Amazon RDS
5 128 (4.77%) SQL Server
6 126 (4.70%) NoSQL
7 112 (4.18%) Redis
8 111 (4.14%) Big Data
9 110 (4.10%) Hadoop
10 90 (3.36%) Relational Database
11 59 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 51 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 41 (1.53%) HBase
14 38 (1.42%) Oracle Database
15 36 (1.34%) RDBMS
16 22 (0.82%) Apache Hive
17 19 (0.71%) Sqoop
18 18 (0.67%) Impala
19 13 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
20 12 (0.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1361 (50.75%) Jenkins
2 818 (30.50%) Git (software)
3 373 (13.91%) JIRA
4 288 (10.74%) Maven
5 258 (9.62%) Sonatype Nexus
6 250 (9.32%) TeamCity
7 148 (5.52%) Bitbucket
8 137 (5.11%) Octopus Deploy
9 124 (4.62%) Artifactory
10 115 (4.29%) Subversion
11 113 (4.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 100 (3.73%) SonarQube
13 96 (3.58%) Vagrant
14 86 (3.21%) GitLab
15 82 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
16 64 (2.39%) Gradle
17 62 (2.31%) Ant
18 60 (2.24%) Selenium
19 50 (1.86%) Cucumber
20 40 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 409 (15.25%) Finance
2 164 (6.11%) Banking
3 82 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 80 (2.98%) Marketing
5 69 (2.57%) Electronics
5 69 (2.57%) Retail
6 68 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 26 (0.97%) Publishing
7 26 (0.97%) Retail Banking
8 22 (0.82%) Investment Banking
9 18 (0.67%) Games
10 17 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.37%) Advertising
11 10 (0.37%) Front Office
12 7 (0.26%) Law
13 5 (0.19%) Back Office
13 5 (0.19%) Billing
14 4 (0.15%) Legal
14 4 (0.15%) Local Government
14 4 (0.15%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (10.85%) Web Services
2 207 (7.72%) Elastic Stack
3 200 (7.46%) .NET
4 177 (6.60%) Node.js
5 97 (3.62%) Middleware
6 86 (3.21%) Kafka
7 78 (2.91%) RabbitMQ
8 77 (2.87%) Sensu
9 76 (2.83%) JSON
10 74 (2.76%) REST
11 65 (2.42%) RESTful
12 48 (1.79%) React
13 45 (1.68%) LEMP Stack
14 41 (1.53%) LAMP
15 38 (1.42%) Spring
16 36 (1.34%) HTML
17 35 (1.30%) J2EE
18 34 (1.27%) AngularJS
19 33 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
20 30 (1.12%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 87 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
3 77 (2.87%) Public Cloud
4 69 (2.57%) Data Centre
5 57 (2.13%) Fintech
6 50 (1.86%) Clustering
7 45 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
8 41 (1.53%) Computer Science
9 39 (1.45%) Private Cloud
10 31 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (0.82%) Replication
12 20 (0.75%) Virtual Team
13 19 (0.71%) Device Driver
13 19 (0.71%) iPad
14 18 (0.67%) Mobile App
15 16 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
16 11 (0.41%) Cloud Native
16 11 (0.41%) Digital Media
16 11 (0.41%) Management Information System
16 11 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1594 (59.43%) Linux
2 465 (17.34%) Windows
3 375 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 357 (13.31%) Unix
5 225 (8.39%) CentOS
6 137 (5.11%) Ubuntu
7 136 (5.07%) Windows Server
8 54 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (1.49%) CoreOS
10 28 (1.04%) Debian
11 24 (0.89%) AIX
12 23 (0.86%) Solaris
13 18 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (0.60%) VMS
15 14 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (0.41%) DC/OS
16 11 (0.41%) Windows 10
16 11 (0.41%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.37%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2682 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1016 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
3 794 (29.60%) Configuration Management
4 788 (29.38%) Continuous Integration
5 413 (15.40%) Continuous Delivery
6 370 (13.80%) Scrum
7 335 (12.49%) Open Source
8 235 (8.76%) Test Automation
9 220 (8.20%) Microservices
10 167 (6.23%) Software Engineering
11 151 (5.63%) Kanban
11 151 (5.63%) Migration
12 143 (5.33%) E-Commerce
13 134 (5.00%) Load Balancing
14 129 (4.81%) TDD
15 115 (4.29%) Continuous Deployment
15 115 (4.29%) Mentoring
16 105 (3.91%) Task Automation
17 97 (3.62%) Business Intelligence
18 86 (3.21%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1137 (42.39%) Python
2 712 (26.55%) Java
3 624 (23.27%) Bash Shell
4 473 (17.64%) Ruby
5 305 (11.37%) PowerShell
6 208 (7.76%) Perl
7 181 (6.75%) SQL
8 166 (6.19%) Go
9 156 (5.82%) Groovy
10 152 (5.67%) PHP
11 149 (5.56%) JavaScript
12 148 (5.52%) Shell Script
13 92 (3.43%) C#
14 37 (1.38%) Scala
15 28 (1.04%) C
16 23 (0.86%) C++
17 13 (0.48%) Korn
18 11 (0.41%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.37%) VB
20 8 (0.30%) ES6
Qualifications
1 304 (11.33%) Security Cleared
2 255 (9.51%) SC Cleared
3 60 (2.24%) AWS Certification
4 46 (1.72%) Degree
5 13 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.19%) CCNP
8 5 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.11%) CCDP
9 3 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.11%) CISM
9 3 (0.11%) CISSP
9 3 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.11%) RHCE
10 2 (0.075%) CCNA
10 2 (0.075%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.037%) OCA
11 1 (0.037%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (2.80%) QA
2 18 (0.67%) GCP
3 16 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.30%) GPG13
5 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.22%) SLA
6 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1161 (43.29%) Docker
2 84 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (2.98%) Active Directory
4 59 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
5 56 (2.09%) vCloud
6 32 (1.19%) Hyper-V
7 31 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (1.08%) Xen
9 19 (0.71%) Apache Flume
10 17 (0.63%) etcd
11 16 (0.60%) KVM
11 16 (0.60%) Squid
12 15 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (0.52%) NFS
13 14 (0.52%) Postfix
14 13 (0.48%) LXC
15 11 (0.41%) vSphere
16 10 (0.37%) flannel
16 10 (0.37%) Samba
17 9 (0.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1200 (44.74%) Ansible
2 1138 (42.43%) Puppet
3 758 (28.26%) Opscode Chef
4 673 (25.09%) Terraform
5 516 (19.24%) Kubernetes
6 125 (4.66%) logstash
7 104 (3.88%) Nagios
8 101 (3.77%) Packer
9 90 (3.36%) Kibana
10 89 (3.32%) ZABBIX
11 66 (2.46%) Prometheus
12 64 (2.39%) Salt
13 63 (2.35%) Grafana
14 53 (1.98%) Rancher
15 52 (1.94%) Docker Swarm
16 51 (1.90%) Consul
17 50 (1.86%) Mesos
18 41 (1.53%) Graphite
19 36 (1.34%) Icinga
20 32 (1.19%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 305 (11.37%) Red Hat
2 205 (7.64%) VMware
3 161 (6.00%) Oracle
4 153 (5.70%) Microsoft
5 143 (5.33%) Atlassian
6 133 (4.96%) Splunk
7 92 (3.43%) Google
8 71 (2.65%) New Relic
9 67 (2.50%) SAP
10 59 (2.20%) SaltStack
11 51 (1.90%) IBM
12 46 (1.72%) AppDynamics
13 37 (1.38%) Rackspace
14 35 (1.30%) Cisco
15 26 (0.97%) Cloudera
16 25 (0.93%) HP
17 19 (0.71%) WSO2
18 18 (0.67%) Sonatype
19 15 (0.56%) Juniper
20 13 (0.48%) Dynatrace