Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 100 117
Rank change year-on-year +34 +17 +137
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,235 2,215 2,150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.43% 2.51% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.62% 2.64% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,473 1,712 1,670
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £413 £381 £388
90th Percentile £663 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £525 £502 £500
% change year-on-year +4.69% +0.30% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 5
England median hourly rate £65.00 £42.50 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.94% -12.37% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £36.50 £43.95
90th Percentile £67.25 £58.51 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £42.50 £48.50
% change year-on-year +41.18% -12.37% -3.00%

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 89,360 83,878 96,708
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.94% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,161 54,726 63,738
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £259
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,881 2,688 2,831
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.41
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +11 1,809 £550 +4.76% 307
North of England +47 499 £450 -2.60% 125
South East +64 424 £500 +5.26% 84
Midlands +67 232 £500 - 20
North West +61 231 £495 +1.02% 66
West Midlands +38 157 £525 +7.69% 9
South West +53 152 £484 +10.57% 25
Yorkshire +19 147 £450 - 38
East of England +20 123 £500 -2.44% 30
North East +25 121 £400 -11.11% 21
East Midlands +41 74 £425 -19.05% 11
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3,235 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,764 (54.53%) Linux
3 1,655 (51.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1,630 (50.39%) Ansible
5 1,577 (48.75%) Docker
6 1,569 (48.50%) Jenkins
7 1,408 (43.52%) Python
8 1,378 (42.60%) Puppet
9 1,159 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
10 1,149 (35.52%) Terraform
11 1,012 (31.28%) Kubernetes
12 929 (28.72%) Opscode Chef
13 895 (27.67%) Git (software)
14 856 (26.46%) Configuration Management
15 848 (26.21%) Continuous Integration
16 797 (24.64%) Bash Shell
17 727 (22.47%) Microsoft Azure
18 710 (21.95%) Java
19 604 (18.67%) Ruby
20 567 (17.53%) Windows
21 418 (12.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 412 (12.74%) PowerShell
23 405 (12.52%) Open Source
24 381 (11.78%) Security Cleared
25 379 (11.72%) Finance
26 345 (10.66%) Unix
27 336 (10.39%) SC Cleared
28 330 (10.20%) AWS CloudFormation
29 327 (10.11%) Red Hat
30 326 (10.08%) 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
1 204 (6.31%) Confluence
2 175 (5.41%) nginx
3 130 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
4 129 (3.99%) Cloud Foundry
5 115 (3.55%) Tomcat
6 111 (3.43%) Apache
7 70 (2.16%) OpenStack
8 69 (2.13%) JBoss
9 64 (1.98%) Apache Spark
10 54 (1.67%) IIS
11 45 (1.39%) WebLogic
12 44 (1.36%) WebSphere
13 20 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 16 (0.49%) Apache Solr
15 15 (0.46%) Jetty
15 15 (0.46%) Tuxedo
15 15 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
16 11 (0.34%) CMS
17 10 (0.31%) Mongrel
17 10 (0.31%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 13 (0.40%) HipChat
2 2 (0.062%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.062%) Simulink
3 1 (0.031%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 9 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.093%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.062%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.031%) Magento
6 1 (0.031%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.031%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.031%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.031%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,655 (51.16%) Amazon AWS
2 727 (22.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 330 (10.20%) AWS CloudFormation
4 291 (9.00%) Amazon EC2
5 251 (7.76%) GitHub
6 216 (6.68%) Serverless
7 193 (5.97%) PaaS
8 189 (5.84%) Google Cloud Platform
9 183 (5.66%) Amazon S3
10 178 (5.50%) AWS Lambda
11 162 (5.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 133 (4.11%) IaaS
13 126 (3.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 120 (3.71%) OpenShift
15 112 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
16 101 (3.12%) Route 53
17 100 (3.09%) Amazon ELB
18 92 (2.84%) SaaS
19 76 (2.35%) Datadog
20 61 (1.89%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 174 (5.38%) TCP/IP
2 165 (5.10%) Firewall
3 154 (4.76%) DNS
4 150 (4.64%) SSL
5 124 (3.83%) HTTP
6 54 (1.67%) Internet
7 53 (1.64%) Network Security
8 48 (1.48%) VPN
9 38 (1.17%) DHCP
10 32 (0.99%) DSL
11 30 (0.93%) FTP
12 29 (0.90%) IPsec
13 25 (0.77%) SSH
14 24 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
15 15 (0.46%) OpenVPN
16 14 (0.43%) Kerberos
16 14 (0.43%) SMS
17 12 (0.37%) BGP
17 12 (0.37%) SMTP
18 11 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (7.42%) MySQL
2 234 (7.23%) MongoDB
3 192 (5.94%) PostgreSQL
4 156 (4.82%) Amazon RDS
5 150 (4.64%) NoSQL
6 143 (4.42%) Big Data
7 116 (3.59%) SQL Server
8 104 (3.21%) Hadoop
9 76 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 71 (2.19%) Relational Database
11 69 (2.13%) Redis
12 42 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
13 41 (1.27%) RDBMS
14 29 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 26 (0.80%) Apache Hive
16 21 (0.65%) HBase
17 18 (0.56%) Oracle Database
18 17 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
19 16 (0.49%) InfluxDB
20 14 (0.43%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,569 (48.50%) Jenkins
2 895 (27.67%) Git (software)
3 281 (8.69%) Sonatype Nexus
4 280 (8.66%) JIRA
5 251 (7.76%) TeamCity
6 223 (6.89%) Maven
7 190 (5.87%) Artifactory
8 143 (4.42%) GitLab
9 131 (4.05%) Bitbucket
10 128 (3.96%) Vagrant
11 123 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 123 (3.80%) SonarQube
12 118 (3.65%) Octopus Deploy
13 103 (3.18%) Travis CI
14 96 (2.97%) Subversion
15 92 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
16 91 (2.81%) Gradle
17 90 (2.78%) Selenium
18 81 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
19 71 (2.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 379 (11.72%) Finance
2 212 (6.55%) Banking
3 76 (2.35%) Retail
4 62 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 51 (1.58%) Marketing
6 31 (0.96%) Electronics
7 30 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 26 (0.80%) Games
8 26 (0.80%) Law
9 18 (0.56%) Publishing
10 17 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.53%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.49%) Back Office
12 9 (0.28%) Advertising
13 6 (0.19%) Automotive
13 6 (0.19%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.15%) Legal
15 3 (0.093%) Front Office
16 2 (0.062%) French Language
16 2 (0.062%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (8.44%) Elastic Stack
2 246 (7.60%) Web Services
3 241 (7.45%) Node.js
4 202 (6.24%) .NET
5 143 (4.42%) Kafka
6 97 (3.00%) Middleware
7 95 (2.94%) JSON
8 87 (2.69%) RabbitMQ
9 69 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
10 63 (1.95%) Sensu
11 61 (1.89%) Spring
12 60 (1.85%) REST
13 58 (1.79%) LEMP Stack
13 58 (1.79%) RESTful
14 55 (1.70%) React
15 48 (1.48%) Spring Boot
16 40 (1.24%) AngularJS
17 38 (1.17%) LAMP
18 37 (1.14%) LDAP
19 29 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 150 (4.64%) Greenfield Project
1 150 (4.64%) Linux Command Line
2 104 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 84 (2.60%) Public Cloud
5 72 (2.23%) Fintech
6 68 (2.10%) iPad
7 49 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 46 (1.42%) Cloud Native
8 46 (1.42%) Private Cloud
9 42 (1.30%) Computer Science
10 34 (1.05%) Device Driver
11 26 (0.80%) Clustering
11 26 (0.80%) Mobile App
12 19 (0.59%) Replication
12 19 (0.59%) User Experience
13 18 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (0.53%) Management Information System
15 15 (0.46%) Virtual Team
16 14 (0.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1,764 (54.53%) Linux
2 567 (17.53%) Windows
3 418 (12.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 345 (10.66%) Unix
5 268 (8.28%) CentOS
6 145 (4.48%) Windows Server
7 141 (4.36%) Ubuntu
8 46 (1.42%) CoreOS
9 38 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (1.08%) DC/OS
11 27 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (0.65%) Debian
13 15 (0.46%) Android
13 15 (0.46%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.43%) AIX
15 13 (0.40%) Windows 10
16 12 (0.37%) Solaris
16 12 (0.37%) Windows 7
17 11 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,235 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,159 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
3 856 (26.46%) Configuration Management
4 848 (26.21%) Continuous Integration
5 405 (12.52%) Open Source
6 326 (10.08%) Test Automation
7 315 (9.74%) Deployment Automation
8 300 (9.27%) Continuous Delivery
9 263 (8.13%) Microservices
10 254 (7.85%) Migration
11 243 (7.51%) Scrum
12 174 (5.38%) E-Commerce
12 174 (5.38%) TDD
13 156 (4.82%) Continuous Deployment
14 147 (4.54%) Load Balancing
15 135 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
16 124 (3.83%) Mentoring
17 122 (3.77%) Software Engineering
18 119 (3.68%) Task Automation
19 113 (3.49%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1,408 (43.52%) Python
2 797 (24.64%) Bash Shell
3 710 (21.95%) Java
4 604 (18.67%) Ruby
5 412 (12.74%) PowerShell
6 313 (9.68%) Perl
7 236 (7.30%) Groovy
8 200 (6.18%) SQL
9 181 (5.60%) Shell Script
10 167 (5.16%) C#
11 166 (5.13%) JavaScript
12 165 (5.10%) Go
13 97 (3.00%) PHP
14 83 (2.57%) C++
15 62 (1.92%) C
16 53 (1.64%) Scala
17 30 (0.93%) T-SQL
18 15 (0.46%) Java 8
19 6 (0.19%) Jython
19 6 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 381 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 336 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 106 (3.28%) AWS Certification
4 60 (1.85%) Degree
5 25 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.22%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.12%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.093%) RHCE
10 2 (0.062%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.062%) CISM
10 2 (0.062%) CISSP
10 2 (0.062%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.062%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.062%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.062%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.062%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.062%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.031%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.031%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (2.66%) GCP
2 70 (2.16%) QA
3 9 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.22%) PMO
5 6 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.15%) SLA
7 3 (0.093%) GDPR
8 1 (0.031%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,577 (48.75%) Docker
2 129 (3.99%) Virtual Machines
3 96 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 94 (2.91%) Active Directory
5 37 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 36 (1.11%) etcd
7 32 (0.99%) flannel
7 32 (0.99%) Hyper-V
8 26 (0.80%) VirtualBox
9 23 (0.71%) vCloud
9 23 (0.71%) Xen
10 20 (0.62%) KVM
11 15 (0.46%) HDFS
12 11 (0.34%) Ceph
12 11 (0.34%) Varnish
12 11 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.28%) oVirt
13 9 (0.28%) Postfix
13 9 (0.28%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1,630 (50.39%) Ansible
2 1,378 (42.60%) Puppet
3 1,149 (35.52%) Terraform
4 1,012 (31.28%) Kubernetes
5 929 (28.72%) Opscode Chef
6 231 (7.14%) Packer
7 151 (4.67%) Nagios
8 126 (3.89%) Salt
9 123 (3.80%) Grafana
10 116 (3.59%) logstash
11 108 (3.34%) Consul
11 108 (3.34%) Kibana
12 103 (3.18%) Prometheus
13 93 (2.87%) Mesos
14 83 (2.57%) HAProxy
15 76 (2.35%) Docker Swarm
16 72 (2.23%) ZABBIX
17 54 (1.67%) Rancher
18 44 (1.36%) Icinga
19 26 (0.80%) rkt
Vendors
1 327 (10.11%) Red Hat
2 206 (6.37%) Splunk
3 190 (5.87%) Microsoft
4 186 (5.75%) Google
5 148 (4.57%) VMware
6 142 (4.39%) Oracle
7 126 (3.89%) New Relic
8 114 (3.52%) Atlassian
9 79 (2.44%) IBM
10 67 (2.07%) SaltStack
11 47 (1.45%) AppDynamics
12 42 (1.30%) Hortonworks
13 39 (1.21%) SAP
14 30 (0.93%) Cloudera
15 27 (0.83%) PagerDuty
16 21 (0.65%) Cisco
17 20 (0.62%) Rackspace
18 19 (0.59%) Adobe
19 18 (0.56%) Dynatrace
19 18 (0.56%) hybris