The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Development Operations Engineer
UK / England
Rank 91 148 243
Rank change year-on-year +57 +95  
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1031 800 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.47% 1.64% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 1.72% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 614 326
Median daily rate £500 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £464 £375
% change year-on-year +2.42% +23.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 £50.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.99% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £51.75 -
% change year-on-year -1.44% -  

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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DevOps Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 March 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 +31 669 £525 +5.00% 117
South East +23 91 £401 -19.90% 27
Yorkshire +6 68 £495 +10.00% 22
North East +27 50 £450 +42.85% 3
North West +45 49 £475 +13.43% 20
East of England +22 43 £550 +20.54% 11
South West +23 36 £488 +14.70% 8
West Midlands +1 16 £475 - 5
East Midlands -18 6 £525 -2.32% 1
DevOps Engineer
UK

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 2108 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1375 (65.23%) Linux
3 1111 (52.70%) Puppet
4 985 (46.73%) Ansible
5 965 (45.78%) Jenkins
6 932 (44.21%) Amazon AWS
7 842 (39.94%) Python
8 812 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
9 782 (37.10%) Docker
10 723 (34.30%) Continuous Integration
11 649 (30.79%) Opscode Chef
12 644 (30.55%) Git (software)
13 600 (28.46%) Configuration Management
14 576 (27.32%) Java
15 502 (23.81%) Ruby
16 494 (23.43%) Bash Shell
17 348 (16.51%) Windows
18 337 (15.99%) Microsoft Azure
19 335 (15.89%) Unix
20 310 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 299 (14.18%) VMware
22 285 (13.52%) JIRA
23 281 (13.33%) Kubernetes
24 280 (13.28%) Security Cleared
25 278 (13.19%) Open Source
26 272 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
27 262 (12.43%) Terraform
28 250 (11.86%) Finance
29 247 (11.72%) PowerShell
30 242 (11.48%) Perl

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 212 (10.06%) Confluence
2 154 (7.31%) nginx
3 149 (7.07%) Apache
4 126 (5.98%) OpenStack
5 114 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
6 105 (4.98%) Tomcat
7 71 (3.37%) IIS
8 67 (3.18%) WebLogic
9 58 (2.75%) WebSphere
10 55 (2.61%) Apache Spark
10 55 (2.61%) JBoss
11 53 (2.51%) Cloud Foundry
12 22 (1.04%) Jetty
13 16 (0.76%) CloudStack
14 15 (0.71%) Apache Pig
15 14 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
15 14 (0.66%) WildFly
16 13 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 10 (0.47%) Apache Solr
17 10 (0.47%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 19 (0.90%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.52%) HipChat
3 1 (0.047%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.62%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.047%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 932 (44.21%) Amazon AWS
2 337 (15.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 182 (8.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 178 (8.44%) GitHub
5 142 (6.74%) Amazon EC2
6 117 (5.55%) Amazon S3
7 110 (5.22%) PaaS
8 84 (3.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 75 (3.56%) IaaS
10 55 (2.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 55 (2.61%) Amazon ELB
11 54 (2.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 47 (2.23%) Route 53
13 38 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
14 34 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
15 33 (1.57%) Amazon EMR
15 33 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
16 28 (1.33%) CloudFront
17 26 (1.23%) OpenShift
18 22 (1.04%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 160 (7.59%) HTTP
2 154 (7.31%) TCP/IP
3 121 (5.74%) SSL
4 112 (5.31%) Firewall
5 106 (5.03%) DNS
6 74 (3.51%) LDAP
7 66 (3.13%) VPN
8 28 (1.33%) DHCP
8 28 (1.33%) Network Security
9 27 (1.28%) Internet
10 26 (1.23%) Kerberos
11 24 (1.14%) SSH
12 22 (1.04%) HTTPS
12 22 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
13 21 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
14 16 (0.76%) SAN
15 15 (0.71%) OpenVPN
16 13 (0.62%) LAN
16 13 (0.62%) WAN
17 11 (0.52%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (8.21%) Big Data
1 173 (8.21%) PostgreSQL
2 155 (7.35%) MySQL
3 149 (7.07%) Hadoop
4 148 (7.02%) MongoDB
5 102 (4.84%) SQL Server
6 94 (4.46%) NoSQL
7 90 (4.27%) Amazon RDS
8 85 (4.03%) Redis
9 64 (3.04%) Apache Hive
10 59 (2.80%) Relational Database
11 40 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 40 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
12 38 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 31 (1.47%) Oracle Database
14 20 (0.95%) HBase
15 17 (0.81%) RDBMS
16 14 (0.66%) DB2
17 13 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
18 11 (0.52%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 965 (45.78%) Jenkins
2 644 (30.55%) Git (software)
3 285 (13.52%) JIRA
4 203 (9.63%) Maven
5 163 (7.73%) Sonatype Nexus
6 140 (6.64%) Vagrant
7 130 (6.17%) TeamCity
8 108 (5.12%) Subversion
9 102 (4.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 94 (4.46%) Octopus Deploy
11 80 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 72 (3.42%) Bitbucket
13 59 (2.80%) Selenium
14 56 (2.66%) GitLab
14 56 (2.66%) Gradle
15 48 (2.28%) Hudson
16 47 (2.23%) Ant
16 47 (2.23%) Artifactory
17 46 (2.18%) SonarQube
18 45 (2.13%) Travis CI
General
1 250 (11.86%) Finance
2 129 (6.12%) Banking
3 45 (2.13%) Retail
4 39 (1.85%) Marketing
5 31 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 21 (1.00%) Games
8 16 (0.76%) Electronics
8 16 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.71%) Front Office
10 13 (0.62%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.38%) Advertising
12 7 (0.33%) Publishing
13 6 (0.28%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.24%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.19%) Back Office
16 3 (0.14%) Law
17 2 (0.095%) Billing
17 2 (0.095%) Dutch Language
17 2 (0.095%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (8.40%) Web Services
2 138 (6.55%) .NET
3 131 (6.21%) Elastic Stack
4 106 (5.03%) Node.js
5 79 (3.75%) LAMP
6 68 (3.23%) Kafka
7 64 (3.04%) Software Packaging
8 47 (2.23%) REST
9 43 (2.04%) LEMP Stack
10 41 (1.94%) J2EE
10 41 (1.94%) JSON
11 39 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
12 36 (1.71%) LAPP Stack
13 35 (1.66%) Middleware
14 33 (1.57%) Sensu
15 31 (1.47%) HTML
15 31 (1.47%) Spring
16 26 (1.23%) MCollective
17 22 (1.04%) SOAP
17 22 (1.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (2.70%) Public Cloud
3 46 (2.18%) Data Centre
4 37 (1.76%) Private Cloud
5 36 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
6 32 (1.52%) Fintech
7 31 (1.47%) Clustering
8 28 (1.33%) Computer Science
9 16 (0.76%) Credit Risk
10 14 (0.66%) Algorithms
11 12 (0.57%) iPad
11 12 (0.57%) PKI
11 12 (0.57%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.43%) Hedge funds
12 9 (0.43%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.38%) Digital Media
13 8 (0.38%) Replication
13 8 (0.38%) User Experience
14 6 (0.28%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.28%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1375 (65.23%) Linux
2 348 (16.51%) Windows
3 335 (15.89%) Unix
4 310 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 220 (10.44%) CentOS
6 153 (7.26%) Ubuntu
7 115 (5.46%) Windows Server
8 72 (3.42%) CoreOS
9 38 (1.80%) AIX
9 38 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (1.23%) Debian
12 24 (1.14%) SUSE
13 21 (1.00%) Solaris
14 18 (0.85%) Fedora
15 17 (0.81%) RancherOS
16 12 (0.57%) Amazon Linux
17 6 (0.28%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.28%) zOS
18 5 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2108 (100.00%) DevOps
2 812 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
3 723 (34.30%) Continuous Integration
4 600 (28.46%) Configuration Management
5 278 (13.19%) Open Source
6 272 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
7 204 (9.68%) Scrum
8 154 (7.31%) Microservices
9 147 (6.97%) Migration
10 112 (5.31%) High Availability
11 103 (4.89%) E-Commerce
12 99 (4.70%) Continuous Deployment
13 77 (3.65%) Load Balancing
14 66 (3.13%) Web Operations
15 64 (3.04%) Software Engineering
16 62 (2.94%) Automated Testing
17 60 (2.85%) TDD
18 55 (2.61%) Build Automation
19 49 (2.32%) Analytics
19 49 (2.32%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 842 (39.94%) Python
2 576 (27.32%) Java
3 502 (23.81%) Ruby
4 494 (23.43%) Bash Shell
5 247 (11.72%) PowerShell
6 242 (11.48%) Perl
7 190 (9.01%) SQL
8 136 (6.45%) Go
9 118 (5.60%) Shell Script
10 107 (5.08%) JavaScript
11 86 (4.08%) PHP
12 73 (3.46%) C#
12 73 (3.46%) Scala
13 67 (3.18%) Groovy
14 37 (1.76%) C
15 28 (1.33%) C++
16 16 (0.76%) Korn
17 13 (0.62%) R
18 12 (0.57%) PL/SQL
19 11 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 280 (13.28%) Security Cleared
2 241 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 46 (2.18%) Degree
4 29 (1.38%) AWS Certification
5 23 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 13 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.43%) CCA
8 7 (0.33%) RHCE
9 5 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.095%) MCSE
11 2 (0.095%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.047%) CCNP
12 1 (0.047%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.047%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.047%) CISSP
12 1 (0.047%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.047%) MCSD
12 1 (0.047%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.18%) QA
2 16 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.19%) EMIR
4 4 (0.19%) MiFID
4 4 (0.19%) SLA
5 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 782 (37.10%) Docker
2 147 (6.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (4.27%) Active Directory
4 73 (3.46%) Virtual Machines
5 45 (2.13%) vCloud
6 39 (1.85%) Xen
7 37 (1.76%) HDFS
8 35 (1.66%) vSphere
9 26 (1.23%) etcd
10 20 (0.95%) Hyper-V
11 18 (0.85%) flannel
11 18 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (0.81%) XenServer
13 14 (0.66%) VMware ESX
14 12 (0.57%) Squid
15 11 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 11 (0.52%) LXC
15 11 (0.52%) VirtualBox
16 10 (0.47%) Postfix
17 9 (0.43%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1111 (52.70%) Puppet
2 985 (46.73%) Ansible
3 649 (30.79%) Opscode Chef
4 281 (13.33%) Kubernetes
5 262 (12.43%) Terraform
6 113 (5.36%) Nagios
7 94 (4.46%) Salt
8 92 (4.36%) logstash
9 81 (3.84%) Kibana
10 71 (3.37%) ZABBIX
11 63 (2.99%) Mesos
12 57 (2.70%) Graphite
13 49 (2.32%) Rancher
14 46 (2.18%) Docker Swarm
15 42 (1.99%) Consul
16 37 (1.76%) HAProxy
17 32 (1.52%) Packer
18 31 (1.47%) Sysdig
19 30 (1.42%) Dollar Universe
19 30 (1.42%) SELinux
Vendors
1 299 (14.18%) VMware
2 229 (10.86%) Red Hat
3 183 (8.68%) Oracle
4 158 (7.50%) Atlassian
5 115 (5.46%) Microsoft
6 92 (4.36%) Splunk
7 66 (3.13%) IBM
8 60 (2.85%) SaltStack
9 55 (2.61%) Google
10 51 (2.42%) New Relic
11 47 (2.23%) AppDynamics
12 44 (2.09%) HP
13 36 (1.71%) Hortonworks
14 34 (1.61%) TIBCO
15 31 (1.47%) Cisco
16 28 (1.33%) Rackspace
17 21 (1.00%) Informatica
18 17 (0.81%) SAP
18 17 (0.81%) Sonatype
19 16 (0.76%) Siebel
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Croydon, Surrey
Movement8
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheshire
Tiro Partners
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £635 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 6 months contract + likely extensions
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: Up to £520 per day Lauren
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £37.50 - £42.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £540.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + experience dependant
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £319 - £371 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago