Period
to 22 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 102 205
Rank change year-on-year +29 +103 +51
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 2,875 2,144 1,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.13% 2.42% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 2.56% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,266 1,581 915
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £408 £400 £363
90th Percentile £650 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 2
England median hourly rate £50.00 £51.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% -15.00% -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £51.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% -7.27% -

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 86,904 83,899 94,054
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,288 55,238 60,876
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,543 2,884 3,598
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.75% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.99 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.43% -5.26% +15.15%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 +5 1,831 £550 +4.76% 336
South East +99 374 £495 +4.11% 67
North of England +20 312 £500 +16.28% 87
Midlands +92 191 £475 -1.04% 43
North West +49 173 £500 +16.28% 53
South West +73 121 £500 +2.56% 39
West Midlands +49 98 £481 -0.26% 16
Yorkshire -24 96 £525 +6.06% 30
East Midlands +64 87 £451 +0.11% 26
North East +48 63 £530 +63.08% 4
East of England -15 61 £550 +9.90% 46
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 2,875 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,616 (56.21%) Linux
3 1,487 (51.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1,480 (51.48%) Jenkins
5 1,356 (47.17%) Ansible
6 1,320 (45.91%) Docker
7 1,207 (41.98%) Puppet
7 1,207 (41.98%) Python
8 1,107 (38.50%) Agile Software Development
9 884 (30.75%) Git (software)
10 863 (30.02%) Continuous Integration
11 823 (28.63%) Opscode Chef
12 782 (27.20%) Java
13 777 (27.03%) Configuration Management
14 772 (26.85%) Terraform
15 725 (25.22%) Bash Shell
16 601 (20.90%) Kubernetes
17 544 (18.92%) Windows
17 544 (18.92%) Ruby
18 539 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
19 501 (17.43%) Continuous Delivery
20 453 (15.76%) Finance
21 407 (14.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 404 (14.05%) JIRA
22 404 (14.05%) Unix
23 369 (12.83%) Scrum
24 349 (12.14%) PowerShell
25 333 (11.58%) Maven
26 328 (11.41%) Red Hat
27 321 (11.17%) 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
1 301 (10.47%) Confluence
2 203 (7.06%) nginx
3 189 (6.57%) Tomcat
4 167 (5.81%) Apache
5 157 (5.46%) Elasticsearch
6 126 (4.38%) Cloud Foundry
7 113 (3.93%) OpenStack
8 85 (2.96%) IIS
9 75 (2.61%) JBoss
10 60 (2.09%) Apache Spark
11 47 (1.63%) WebSphere
12 42 (1.46%) WebLogic
13 23 (0.80%) Jetty
13 23 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (0.63%) Mule ESB
15 15 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
16 14 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 14 (0.49%) Mule
17 13 (0.45%) CMS
18 9 (0.31%) Mongrel
Applications
1 17 (0.59%) HipChat
2 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.035%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.31%) Magento
3 5 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.070%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.070%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.035%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.035%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.035%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1,487 (51.72%) Amazon AWS
2 539 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 266 (9.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 258 (8.97%) Amazon EC2
5 197 (6.85%) PaaS
6 186 (6.47%) GitHub
7 181 (6.30%) Amazon S3
8 147 (5.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 143 (4.97%) Serverless
10 140 (4.87%) AWS Lambda
11 125 (4.35%) IaaS
12 123 (4.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 117 (4.07%) Route 53
14 111 (3.86%) Google Cloud Platform
15 110 (3.83%) OpenShift
16 105 (3.65%) Amazon ELB
17 72 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
18 51 (1.77%) npm
18 51 (1.77%) SaaS
19 50 (1.74%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 188 (6.54%) Firewall
2 156 (5.43%) HTTP
2 156 (5.43%) TCP/IP
3 149 (5.18%) DNS
4 94 (3.27%) SSL
5 64 (2.23%) Internet
6 54 (1.88%) VPN
7 46 (1.60%) DHCP
8 33 (1.15%) Network Security
9 32 (1.11%) OpenLDAP
10 28 (0.97%) LAN
10 28 (0.97%) WAN
11 24 (0.83%) SSH
12 22 (0.77%) SAN
13 21 (0.73%) FTP
14 19 (0.66%) IPsec
15 18 (0.63%) OpenVPN
16 17 (0.59%) DSL
16 17 (0.59%) Kerberos
16 17 (0.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (7.86%) MySQL
2 207 (7.20%) MongoDB
3 194 (6.75%) PostgreSQL
4 166 (5.77%) Amazon RDS
4 166 (5.77%) NoSQL
5 135 (4.70%) SQL Server
6 124 (4.31%) Hadoop
7 106 (3.69%) Big Data
8 104 (3.62%) Redis
9 95 (3.30%) Relational Database
10 71 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 45 (1.57%) RDBMS
12 44 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 39 (1.36%) Oracle Database
14 22 (0.77%) DB2
15 16 (0.56%) Power BI
16 15 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
16 15 (0.52%) Apache Hive
16 15 (0.52%) HBase
17 13 (0.45%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 1,480 (51.48%) Jenkins
2 884 (30.75%) Git (software)
3 404 (14.05%) JIRA
4 333 (11.58%) Maven
5 309 (10.75%) Sonatype Nexus
6 307 (10.68%) TeamCity
7 168 (5.84%) Bitbucket
8 167 (5.81%) Octopus Deploy
9 146 (5.08%) Artifactory
10 145 (5.04%) SonarQube
11 131 (4.56%) Subversion
12 115 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 106 (3.69%) Selenium
14 87 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
15 86 (2.99%) Vagrant
16 79 (2.75%) Cucumber
17 77 (2.68%) GitLab
18 73 (2.54%) Gradle
19 66 (2.30%) Ant
20 54 (1.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 453 (15.76%) Finance
2 225 (7.83%) Banking
3 79 (2.75%) Retail
4 62 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 50 (1.74%) Marketing
6 43 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 40 (1.39%) Electronics
8 38 (1.32%) Investment Banking
9 25 (0.87%) Publishing
10 22 (0.77%) Retail Banking
11 19 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.59%) Games
13 11 (0.38%) Advertising
13 11 (0.38%) Front Office
14 7 (0.24%) International Banking
14 7 (0.24%) Law
15 6 (0.21%) Billing
16 4 (0.14%) Music Industry
16 4 (0.14%) Retail Finance
17 3 (0.10%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (10.96%) Web Services
2 220 (7.65%) .NET
3 201 (6.99%) Node.js
4 192 (6.68%) Elastic Stack
5 95 (3.30%) Kafka
6 82 (2.85%) JSON
7 74 (2.57%) Middleware
8 68 (2.37%) REST
9 66 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
10 59 (2.05%) Sensu
11 51 (1.77%) RESTful
12 49 (1.70%) LAMP
12 49 (1.70%) React
13 48 (1.67%) LEMP Stack
14 47 (1.63%) Spring
15 40 (1.39%) LDAP
16 39 (1.36%) HTML
17 38 (1.32%) AngularJS
18 37 (1.29%) ActiveMQ
19 36 (1.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 111 (3.86%) Public Cloud
2 98 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
3 92 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (2.89%) Data Centre
5 68 (2.37%) Fintech
6 63 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
7 57 (1.98%) Clustering
8 47 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 43 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
10 34 (1.18%) iPad
10 34 (1.18%) Private Cloud
11 27 (0.94%) Replication
12 23 (0.80%) Device Driver
13 21 (0.73%) Cloud Native
13 21 (0.73%) User Experience
14 20 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
14 20 (0.70%) Management Information System
15 18 (0.63%) Mobile App
16 16 (0.56%) Video on Demand
17 14 (0.49%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1,616 (56.21%) Linux
2 544 (18.92%) Windows
3 407 (14.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 404 (14.05%) Unix
5 264 (9.18%) CentOS
6 155 (5.39%) Windows Server
7 122 (4.24%) Ubuntu
8 71 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 42 (1.46%) CoreOS
10 28 (0.97%) Debian
11 24 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (0.80%) Solaris
12 23 (0.80%) VMS
13 19 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (0.56%) Windows 10
14 16 (0.56%) Windows 7
15 15 (0.52%) Android
16 12 (0.42%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.42%) DC/OS
17 11 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,875 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,107 (38.50%) Agile Software Development
3 863 (30.02%) Continuous Integration
4 777 (27.03%) Configuration Management
5 501 (17.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 369 (12.83%) Scrum
7 307 (10.68%) Open Source
8 260 (9.04%) Test Automation
9 229 (7.97%) Microservices
10 174 (6.05%) Migration
11 159 (5.53%) Kanban
12 149 (5.18%) Load Balancing
13 146 (5.08%) Software Engineering
14 143 (4.97%) Continuous Deployment
15 142 (4.94%) E-Commerce
16 120 (4.17%) Mentoring
17 115 (4.00%) TDD
18 104 (3.62%) Task Automation
19 94 (3.27%) Release Management
20 89 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,207 (41.98%) Python
2 782 (27.20%) Java
3 725 (25.22%) Bash Shell
4 544 (18.92%) Ruby
5 349 (12.14%) PowerShell
6 265 (9.22%) Perl
7 224 (7.79%) SQL
8 222 (7.72%) Groovy
9 182 (6.33%) JavaScript
10 160 (5.57%) Go
11 156 (5.43%) PHP
12 146 (5.08%) Shell Script
13 121 (4.21%) C#
14 45 (1.57%) C++
15 33 (1.15%) Scala
16 25 (0.87%) C
17 14 (0.49%) ES6
18 12 (0.42%) Korn
19 9 (0.31%) VB
20 8 (0.28%) Jython
Qualifications
1 321 (11.17%) Security Cleared
2 257 (8.94%) SC Cleared
3 65 (2.26%) AWS Certification
4 61 (2.12%) Degree
5 19 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.14%) RHCE
9 3 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.10%) MCSE
9 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.070%) CCNP
10 2 (0.070%) CISSP
10 2 (0.070%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.070%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.035%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.035%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.035%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.035%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (3.55%) QA
2 32 (1.11%) GCP
3 11 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.10%) GPG13
7 2 (0.070%) PMO
7 2 (0.070%) SLA
8 1 (0.035%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,320 (45.91%) Docker
2 101 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (2.89%) Active Directory
4 73 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
5 56 (1.95%) vCloud
6 37 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (1.18%) Hyper-V
8 25 (0.87%) Xen
9 22 (0.77%) Squid
10 20 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
11 17 (0.59%) HDFS
11 17 (0.59%) Postfix
12 12 (0.42%) etcd
12 12 (0.42%) NFS
13 11 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 11 (0.38%) Samba
14 10 (0.35%) KVM
15 9 (0.31%) VirtualBox
15 9 (0.31%) vSphere
16 8 (0.28%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1,356 (47.17%) Ansible
2 1,207 (41.98%) Puppet
3 823 (28.63%) Opscode Chef
4 772 (26.85%) Terraform
5 601 (20.90%) Kubernetes
6 129 (4.49%) logstash
7 119 (4.14%) Nagios
8 109 (3.79%) Kibana
9 104 (3.62%) ZABBIX
10 98 (3.41%) Packer
11 73 (2.54%) Grafana
12 68 (2.37%) Docker Swarm
13 66 (2.30%) Salt
14 63 (2.19%) Prometheus
15 56 (1.95%) Consul
15 56 (1.95%) Rancher
16 54 (1.88%) Mesos
17 46 (1.60%) Icinga
18 30 (1.04%) Graphite
18 30 (1.04%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 328 (11.41%) Red Hat
2 203 (7.06%) VMware
3 194 (6.75%) Splunk
4 170 (5.91%) Microsoft
5 151 (5.25%) Oracle
6 140 (4.87%) Atlassian
7 107 (3.72%) Google
8 85 (2.96%) New Relic
9 62 (2.16%) AppDynamics
10 59 (2.05%) IBM
11 54 (1.88%) SaltStack
12 45 (1.57%) SAP
13 34 (1.18%) Cisco
14 26 (0.90%) Rackspace
15 24 (0.83%) Cloudera
16 22 (0.77%) Sonatype
17 20 (0.70%) Dynatrace
17 20 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
18 17 (0.59%) CA
18 17 (0.59%) hybris