The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 101 226
Rank change year-on-year -5 +125  
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 984 1134 520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.32% 2.30% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 2.42% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 870 407
Median daily rate £525 £500 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +16.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £469 £415
% change year-on-year +1.33% +12.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.05% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.10 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 636 £538 +5.65% 134
South East +32 112 £475 - 32
East of England +2 55 £500 +5.26% 13
North West +10 48 £475 +5.55% 16
South West +24 41 £413 - 13
West Midlands +22 37 £500 +20.48% 11
East Midlands -2 29 £513 +2.50% 6
Yorkshire -49 17 £425 -15.00% 15
North East +61 6 £450 +26.67%
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 2014 (99.95%) DevOps
2 1308 (64.91%) Linux
3 997 (49.48%) Puppet
4 979 (48.59%) Amazon AWS
5 967 (47.99%) Jenkins
6 939 (46.60%) Ansible
7 809 (40.15%) Python
8 794 (39.40%) Docker
9 712 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
10 648 (32.16%) Configuration Management
11 646 (32.06%) Continuous Integration
12 625 (31.02%) Opscode Chef
13 620 (30.77%) Git (software)
14 589 (29.23%) Java
15 444 (22.03%) Bash Shell
16 419 (20.79%) Ruby
17 354 (17.57%) Kubernetes
18 348 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
18 348 (17.27%) Windows
19 332 (16.48%) Terraform
20 317 (15.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 316 (15.68%) Open Source
22 271 (13.45%) Continuous Delivery
23 263 (13.05%) Unix
24 254 (12.61%) Security Cleared
25 241 (11.96%) CentOS
26 239 (11.86%) JIRA
27 232 (11.51%) VMware
28 231 (11.46%) Finance
28 231 (11.46%) 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
1 188 (9.33%) Confluence
2 153 (7.59%) nginx
3 148 (7.34%) Apache
4 122 (6.05%) Elasticsearch
5 118 (5.86%) Tomcat
6 113 (5.61%) OpenStack
7 88 (4.37%) Cloud Foundry
8 83 (4.12%) IIS
9 57 (2.83%) JBoss
10 48 (2.38%) WebLogic
11 38 (1.89%) WebSphere
12 31 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 29 (1.44%) Apache Spark
14 20 (0.99%) Jetty
15 18 (0.89%) CMS
16 11 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 10 (0.50%) Mongrel
18 9 (0.45%) Hubot
19 8 (0.40%) WordPress
20 7 (0.35%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 9 (0.45%) HipChat
2 2 (0.099%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 33 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.099%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 979 (48.59%) Amazon AWS
2 348 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 171 (8.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 144 (7.15%) GitHub
5 142 (7.05%) Amazon EC2
6 133 (6.60%) PaaS
7 106 (5.26%) Amazon S3
8 78 (3.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 72 (3.57%) IaaS
10 57 (2.83%) Amazon ELB
11 56 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
12 54 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
13 53 (2.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 52 (2.58%) Google Cloud Platform
15 39 (1.94%) OpenShift
16 38 (1.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 37 (1.84%) Route 53
18 28 (1.39%) SaaS
19 22 (1.09%) Datadog
20 21 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 200 (9.93%) HTTP
2 156 (7.74%) TCP/IP
3 124 (6.15%) DNS
3 124 (6.15%) SSL
4 104 (5.16%) Firewall
5 54 (2.68%) LDAP
6 41 (2.03%) VPN
7 35 (1.74%) Internet
8 31 (1.54%) HTTPS
9 25 (1.24%) DHCP
10 22 (1.09%) Network Security
11 21 (1.04%) SSH
12 19 (0.94%) OpenLDAP
13 18 (0.89%) LAN
13 18 (0.89%) WAN
14 16 (0.79%) SAN
15 14 (0.69%) Kerberos
15 14 (0.69%) OpenVPN
16 13 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
16 13 (0.65%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (9.43%) MySQL
2 179 (8.88%) MongoDB
3 165 (8.19%) PostgreSQL
4 110 (5.46%) Hadoop
5 105 (5.21%) Big Data
5 105 (5.21%) Redis
6 78 (3.87%) SQL Server
7 76 (3.77%) NoSQL
8 71 (3.52%) Amazon RDS
9 63 (3.13%) Relational Database
10 61 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
11 41 (2.03%) Apache Hive
12 35 (1.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 32 (1.59%) Oracle Database
14 29 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
15 21 (1.04%) HBase
16 9 (0.45%) DB2
16 9 (0.45%) MariaDB
16 9 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
17 8 (0.40%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 967 (47.99%) Jenkins
2 620 (30.77%) Git (software)
3 239 (11.86%) JIRA
4 229 (11.36%) Maven
5 169 (8.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 118 (5.86%) Subversion
7 117 (5.81%) TeamCity
8 92 (4.57%) Octopus Deploy
9 82 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 79 (3.92%) Vagrant
11 76 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 70 (3.47%) Gradle
13 69 (3.42%) GitLab
14 65 (3.23%) Artifactory
14 65 (3.23%) Bitbucket
15 62 (3.08%) Ant
16 61 (3.03%) Selenium
17 50 (2.48%) Travis CI
18 38 (1.89%) Hudson
19 35 (1.74%) Cucumber
General
1 231 (11.46%) Finance
2 126 (6.25%) Banking
3 50 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 43 (2.13%) Marketing
5 36 (1.79%) Retail
6 34 (1.69%) Electronics
7 33 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 17 (0.84%) Investment Banking
9 15 (0.74%) Games
10 13 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.60%) Publishing
12 8 (0.40%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.35%) Front Office
14 6 (0.30%) Back Office
15 3 (0.15%) Local Government
15 3 (0.15%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.099%) Advertising
16 2 (0.099%) Legal
16 2 (0.099%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.099%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (9.03%) Elastic Stack
2 164 (8.14%) Web Services
3 149 (7.39%) .NET
4 138 (6.85%) Node.js
5 86 (4.27%) Kafka
6 69 (3.42%) Middleware
7 66 (3.28%) Sensu
8 61 (3.03%) REST
9 57 (2.83%) J2EE
10 52 (2.58%) LAMP
11 49 (2.43%) RabbitMQ
12 43 (2.13%) Software Packaging
13 35 (1.74%) RESTful
14 34 (1.69%) JSON
14 34 (1.69%) SOAP
15 33 (1.64%) LEMP Stack
16 30 (1.49%) Spring
16 30 (1.49%) XML
17 25 (1.24%) ActiveMQ
17 25 (1.24%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 80 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
2 77 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (2.73%) Public Cloud
4 48 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
5 47 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 35 (1.74%) Clustering
7 30 (1.49%) Data Centre
8 28 (1.39%) Fintech
9 18 (0.89%) Private Cloud
10 13 (0.65%) Video on Demand
10 13 (0.65%) Virtual Team
11 11 (0.55%) Blog
11 11 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.55%) iPad
11 11 (0.55%) Replication
12 9 (0.45%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.45%) PKI
12 9 (0.45%) User Experience
13 8 (0.40%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1308 (64.91%) Linux
2 348 (17.27%) Windows
3 317 (15.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 263 (13.05%) Unix
5 241 (11.96%) CentOS
6 148 (7.34%) Ubuntu
7 103 (5.11%) Windows Server
8 35 (1.74%) AIX
8 35 (1.74%) Solaris
9 32 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (1.49%) CoreOS
11 23 (1.14%) SUSE
11 23 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (1.09%) Debian
13 16 (0.79%) Amazon Linux
14 14 (0.69%) Fedora
15 12 (0.60%) VMS
16 8 (0.40%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.20%) Android
17 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2014 (99.95%) DevOps
2 712 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
3 648 (32.16%) Configuration Management
4 646 (32.06%) Continuous Integration
5 316 (15.68%) Open Source
6 271 (13.45%) Continuous Delivery
7 231 (11.46%) Test Automation
8 196 (9.73%) Scrum
9 193 (9.58%) Microservices
10 112 (5.56%) Migration
11 109 (5.41%) E-Commerce
12 107 (5.31%) Software Engineering
13 102 (5.06%) Load Balancing
14 96 (4.76%) TDD
15 95 (4.71%) Continuous Deployment
16 80 (3.97%) Kanban
17 76 (3.77%) Task Automation
18 71 (3.52%) High Availability
19 70 (3.47%) SOA
20 68 (3.37%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 809 (40.15%) Python
2 589 (29.23%) Java
3 444 (22.03%) Bash Shell
4 419 (20.79%) Ruby
5 228 (11.32%) PowerShell
6 222 (11.02%) Perl
7 135 (6.70%) SQL
8 110 (5.46%) Shell Script
9 109 (5.41%) Go
10 96 (4.76%) JavaScript
11 90 (4.47%) Groovy
12 81 (4.02%) PHP
13 68 (3.37%) C#
14 52 (2.58%) Scala
15 36 (1.79%) C
16 15 (0.74%) C++
17 9 (0.45%) CoffeeScript
17 9 (0.45%) Korn
18 8 (0.40%) T-SQL
19 6 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 254 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 227 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 42 (2.08%) Degree
4 26 (1.29%) AWS Certification
5 20 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (0.50%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.50%) RHCE
7 9 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.40%) CCNP
9 7 (0.35%) CCNA
10 4 (0.20%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.15%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.099%) CISSP
12 2 (0.099%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.099%) OCP
12 2 (0.099%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.099%) RHCA
12 2 (0.099%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.13%) QA
2 14 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.30%) SLA
4 4 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.20%) EMIR
4 4 (0.20%) MiFID
5 3 (0.15%) GCP
5 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 794 (39.40%) Docker
2 112 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (4.07%) Active Directory
4 76 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
5 36 (1.79%) Xen
6 31 (1.54%) vCloud
7 27 (1.34%) HDFS
8 26 (1.29%) vSphere
9 20 (0.99%) KVM
9 20 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (0.84%) Squid
11 14 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 14 (0.69%) etcd
11 14 (0.69%) flannel
12 12 (0.60%) Hyper-V
12 12 (0.60%) LXC
13 11 (0.55%) Postfix
14 9 (0.45%) NFS
15 7 (0.35%) VirtualBox
15 7 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 997 (49.48%) Puppet
2 939 (46.60%) Ansible
3 625 (31.02%) Opscode Chef
4 354 (17.57%) Kubernetes
5 332 (16.48%) Terraform
6 97 (4.81%) Nagios
7 95 (4.71%) logstash
8 83 (4.12%) Kibana
9 68 (3.37%) ZABBIX
10 66 (3.28%) Graphite
11 60 (2.98%) Salt
12 58 (2.88%) Packer
13 50 (2.48%) Mesos
14 45 (2.23%) Grafana
14 45 (2.23%) HAProxy
14 45 (2.23%) Rancher
15 39 (1.94%) Docker Swarm
16 32 (1.59%) Consul
17 30 (1.49%) Dollar Universe
18 24 (1.19%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 232 (11.51%) VMware
2 228 (11.32%) Red Hat
3 179 (8.88%) Oracle
4 116 (5.76%) Microsoft
5 115 (5.71%) Splunk
6 107 (5.31%) Atlassian
7 77 (3.82%) Google
8 62 (3.08%) AppDynamics
9 58 (2.88%) IBM
10 55 (2.73%) SaltStack
11 52 (2.58%) New Relic
12 38 (1.89%) SAP
13 35 (1.74%) TIBCO
14 25 (1.24%) HP
14 25 (1.24%) Rackspace
15 23 (1.14%) Cisco
16 20 (0.99%) WSO2
17 18 (0.89%) Sonatype
18 16 (0.79%) Perforce
19 13 (0.65%) Hortonworks
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £450 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
onezeero.
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
Talent International
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day + up to £90 travel expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £520 to £550 per day
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