Period
to 25 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 January 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 59 75
Rank change year-on-year -9 +16 +28
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 2,185 3,750 2,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.36% 4.11% 3.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.58% 4.34% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,694 2,770 2,315
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £423 £408
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 20
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £50.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.35% -1.47%
10th Percentile £24.95 £26.65 £45.63
90th Percentile £62.50 £65.61 £67.40
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £50.25
% change year-on-year - -30.35% -1.47%

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 61,083 86,378 87,864
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 94.68% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 40,198 57,802 58,947
England median daily rate £463 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,384 2,591 2,588
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +1.08% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.71 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.60% +1.08% +2.78%

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 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 -7 1,252 £578 +5.00% 374
South East +22 300 £525 -0.47% 91
North of England -34 254 £520 +0.53% 127
South West +18 185 £575 +12.75% 36
North West -14 143 £525 -4.55% 75
Midlands -39 95 £475 - 64
East of England -5 94 £540 -1.82% 59
Yorkshire -21 81 £500 +5.32% 41
West Midlands -30 60 £500 - 52
East Midlands -16 35 £450 - 12
North East -37 30 £450 -10.00% 11
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 2,185 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,080 (49.43%) Terraform
3 1,030 (47.14%) Kubernetes
4 1,007 (46.09%) AWS
5 984 (45.03%) Docker
6 902 (41.28%) Ansible
7 859 (39.31%) Azure
8 822 (37.62%) Python
9 767 (35.10%) Linux
10 756 (34.60%) Jenkins
11 718 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
12 438 (20.05%) Infrastructure as Code
13 428 (19.59%) Puppet
14 417 (19.08%) Java
15 392 (17.94%) Git (software)
16 357 (16.34%) Security Cleared
17 349 (15.97%) PowerShell
18 340 (15.56%) Configuration Management
19 333 (15.24%) Opscode Chef
20 331 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
21 288 (13.18%) Windows
22 286 (13.09%) Microservices
23 275 (12.59%) Bash Shell
24 271 (12.40%) SC Cleared
25 265 (12.13%) GCP
26 261 (11.95%) Finance
27 223 (10.21%) JIRA
28 215 (9.84%) AWS CloudFormation
29 211 (9.66%) Test Automation
30 202 (9.24%) Migration

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
1 128 (5.86%) Confluence
2 79 (3.62%) nginx
3 77 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
4 57 (2.61%) Apache
5 50 (2.29%) OpenStack
6 43 (1.97%) IIS
7 42 (1.92%) Apache Spark
8 37 (1.69%) Tomcat
9 29 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
10 20 (0.92%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.64%) Jetty
12 13 (0.59%) Mongrel
13 8 (0.37%) SharePoint
13 8 (0.37%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.27%) JBoss
16 5 (0.23%) Drupal
17 4 (0.18%) GemFire
17 4 (0.18%) SAS
17 4 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.092%) assyst
2 2 (0.092%) Eikon
3 1 (0.046%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.046%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,007 (46.09%) AWS
2 859 (39.31%) Azure
3 265 (12.13%) GCP
4 215 (9.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 196 (8.97%) Amazon EC2
6 187 (8.56%) Serverless
7 167 (7.64%) PaaS
8 162 (7.41%) GitHub
9 159 (7.28%) Amazon S3
10 154 (7.05%) OpenShift
11 135 (6.18%) AWS Lambda
12 131 (6.00%) IaaS
13 79 (3.62%) Amazon ECS
14 68 (3.11%) Route 53
15 66 (3.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 64 (2.93%) SaaS
17 57 (2.61%) Power Platform
18 54 (2.47%) Amazon ELB
19 50 (2.29%) CloudFront
20 47 (2.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.56%) DNS
2 54 (2.47%) VPN
3 51 (2.33%) HTTP
4 50 (2.29%) TCP/IP
5 39 (1.78%) Firewall
6 35 (1.60%) SSL
7 23 (1.05%) DHCP
8 18 (0.82%) FTP
8 18 (0.82%) IPsec
9 17 (0.78%) Internet
10 16 (0.73%) Network Security
11 11 (0.50%) SSH
12 10 (0.46%) Kerberos
13 9 (0.41%) DSL
13 9 (0.41%) HTTPS
13 9 (0.41%) Wireless
14 3 (0.14%) DMZ
14 3 (0.14%) MPLS
14 3 (0.14%) Software-Defined Networking
14 3 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (5.08%) Amazon RDS
2 91 (4.16%) MySQL
3 86 (3.94%) Big Data
4 78 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 72 (3.30%) Data Lake
6 71 (3.25%) MongoDB
7 57 (2.61%) Power BI
8 56 (2.56%) SQL Server
8 56 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 51 (2.33%) HDInsight
10 48 (2.20%) NoSQL
11 45 (2.06%) Hadoop
12 39 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
13 29 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 28 (1.28%) Redis
15 26 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
16 24 (1.10%) Relational Database
17 20 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
18 17 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
19 16 (0.73%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 756 (34.60%) Jenkins
2 392 (17.94%) Git (software)
3 223 (10.21%) JIRA
4 134 (6.13%) Visual Studio Team System
5 120 (5.49%) GitLab
6 97 (4.44%) TeamCity
7 93 (4.26%) Bitbucket
8 83 (3.80%) Sonatype Nexus
8 83 (3.80%) Visual Studio
9 75 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 73 (3.34%) Octopus Deploy
11 70 (3.20%) Artifactory
12 69 (3.16%) CircleCI
13 66 (3.02%) SonarQube
14 64 (2.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 56 (2.56%) Maven
16 53 (2.43%) Travis CI
17 44 (2.01%) Selenium
18 38 (1.74%) Subversion
19 33 (1.51%) Cucumber
General
1 261 (11.95%) Finance
2 134 (6.13%) Banking
3 113 (5.17%) Public Sector
4 46 (2.11%) Retail
5 22 (1.01%) Telecoms
6 18 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 17 (0.78%) Marketing
7 17 (0.78%) Publishing
8 14 (0.64%) Front Office
9 11 (0.50%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.46%) Electronics
10 10 (0.46%) Legal
11 9 (0.41%) Games
11 9 (0.41%) Law
11 9 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.27%) Automotive
12 6 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.18%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (7.55%) .NET
2 130 (5.95%) Node.js
3 122 (5.58%) Web Services
4 99 (4.53%) Kafka
5 93 (4.26%) Elastic Stack
6 57 (2.61%) JSON
7 36 (1.65%) J2EE
8 35 (1.60%) REST
9 26 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
10 25 (1.14%) ADO
11 22 (1.01%) Spring
12 19 (0.87%) .NET Core
13 18 (0.82%) LDAP
13 18 (0.82%) YAML
14 17 (0.78%) React
14 17 (0.78%) RESTful
15 15 (0.69%) CSS
15 15 (0.69%) HTML
15 15 (0.69%) XML
16 13 (0.59%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 106 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
2 104 (4.76%) Public Cloud
3 82 (3.75%) Data Centre
4 55 (2.52%) Cloud Native
5 52 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
6 36 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
7 33 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
9 26 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (0.82%) Private Cloud
10 18 (0.82%) Virtual Team
11 15 (0.69%) Derivative
12 13 (0.59%) User Experience
13 12 (0.55%) Equities
13 12 (0.55%) Mobile App
13 12 (0.55%) PKI
14 11 (0.50%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.50%) Fixed Income
15 10 (0.46%) Clustering
15 10 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 767 (35.10%) Linux
2 288 (13.18%) Windows
3 147 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 84 (3.84%) Unix
5 83 (3.80%) CentOS
6 76 (3.48%) Ubuntu
7 46 (2.11%) Windows Server
8 26 (1.19%) CoreOS
9 12 (0.55%) Android
9 12 (0.55%) Debian
10 9 (0.41%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.27%) VMS
11 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.23%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.18%) Solaris
14 3 (0.14%) DC/OS
14 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.092%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.092%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,185 (100.00%) DevOps
2 718 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
3 438 (20.05%) Infrastructure as Code
4 340 (15.56%) Configuration Management
5 331 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
6 286 (13.09%) Microservices
7 211 (9.66%) Test Automation
8 202 (9.24%) Migration
9 183 (8.38%) Scrum
10 169 (7.73%) Open Source
11 147 (6.73%) Continuous Delivery
12 130 (5.95%) Analytics
13 126 (5.77%) Software Engineering
14 105 (4.81%) Deployment Automation
15 92 (4.21%) Fintech
16 87 (3.98%) Infrastructure Automation
16 87 (3.98%) Kanban
17 85 (3.89%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 78 (3.57%) Problem-Solving
19 77 (3.52%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 822 (37.62%) Python
2 417 (19.08%) Java
3 349 (15.97%) PowerShell
4 275 (12.59%) Bash Shell
5 195 (8.92%) Ruby
6 184 (8.42%) SQL
7 128 (5.86%) C#
8 123 (5.63%) Go
9 92 (4.21%) JavaScript
10 89 (4.07%) Groovy
11 65 (2.97%) Perl
12 63 (2.88%) PHP
13 62 (2.84%) Shell Script
14 34 (1.56%) Scala
15 27 (1.24%) C++
15 27 (1.24%) R
16 26 (1.19%) C
17 14 (0.64%) Rust
18 8 (0.37%) Java 8
18 8 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 357 (16.34%) Security Cleared
2 271 (12.40%) SC Cleared
3 78 (3.57%) AWS Certification
4 40 (1.83%) Degree
5 21 (0.96%) DV Cleared
6 20 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (0.87%) RHCE
8 18 (0.82%) MCSA
9 11 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.23%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.23%) RHCSA
11 4 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.18%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.18%) MCSE
12 3 (0.14%) CISSP
12 3 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.092%) CCNP
13 2 (0.092%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.092%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.24%) QA
2 9 (0.41%) SLA
3 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.14%) NIST
5 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.092%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.092%) NCSC
7 1 (0.046%) GDPR
7 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.046%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.046%) PSD2
7 1 (0.046%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.046%) WCAG
System Software
1 984 (45.03%) Docker
2 66 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
3 54 (2.47%) Active Directory
4 47 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (0.92%) vSphere
6 13 (0.59%) Xen
7 11 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 11 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.27%) HDFS
10 5 (0.23%) LXC
11 3 (0.14%) GlusterFS
12 2 (0.092%) Gluster
12 2 (0.092%) Kamailio
12 2 (0.092%) NFS
12 2 (0.092%) vCloud
12 2 (0.092%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.092%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.046%) Postfix
13 1 (0.046%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1,080 (49.43%) Terraform
2 1,030 (47.14%) Kubernetes
3 902 (41.28%) Ansible
4 428 (19.59%) Puppet
5 333 (15.24%) Opscode Chef
6 122 (5.58%) Packer
7 77 (3.52%) Prometheus
8 69 (3.16%) Consul
9 59 (2.70%) Grafana
10 45 (2.06%) Docker Swarm
11 39 (1.78%) Salt
12 38 (1.74%) Kibana
13 37 (1.69%) Rancher
14 28 (1.28%) Nagios
15 24 (1.10%) logstash
16 18 (0.82%) Istio
17 13 (0.59%) HAProxy
18 12 (0.55%) ZABBIX
19 9 (0.41%) CFEngine
19 9 (0.41%) Suricata
Vendors
1 191 (8.74%) Microsoft
2 143 (6.54%) Google
3 112 (5.13%) Red Hat
4 90 (4.12%) Splunk
5 78 (3.57%) VMware
6 63 (2.88%) Atlassian
7 54 (2.47%) Oracle
8 36 (1.65%) ServiceNow
9 26 (1.19%) F5
10 25 (1.14%) New Relic
10 25 (1.14%) SaltStack
11 24 (1.10%) Cisco
12 22 (1.01%) Informatica
13 20 (0.92%) Databricks
14 19 (0.87%) Veracode
15 18 (0.82%) AppDynamics
16 17 (0.78%) Cloudera
16 17 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
16 17 (0.78%) SAP
17 16 (0.73%) IBM