Period
to 14 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 68 96
Rank change year-on-year +6 +28 +5
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 2,836 3,341 2,369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.63% 3.58% 2.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.86% 3.78% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,095 2,539 1,875
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £400
90th Percentile £698 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £518
% change year-on-year - +6.28% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 10
England median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +5.00% +25.39%
10th Percentile £21.95 £35.00 £40.63
90th Percentile £43.25 £72.12 £80.63
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -12.50% +25.39%

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 73,457 88,457 85,851
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.11% 94.72% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,786 58,850 56,813
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,490 2,819 2,552
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.12 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.41% -3.13% +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.99 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.20% -5.34% +2.70%

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019. 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 1,600 £575 +4.55% 321
North of England +4 378 £500 +2.04% 105
South East +10 339 £525 +5.00% 99
South West +14 212 £575 +21.05% 38
North West +10 204 £525 +3.70% 63
Midlands +23 179 £500 +3.09% 46
Yorkshire +18 122 £500 +5.26% 37
West Midlands +14 115 £500 - 25
East of England -2 114 £525 -4.55% 54
East Midlands +30 64 £500 +21.21% 20
North East -19 50 £438 -2.78% 5
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 2,836 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,403 (49.47%) AWS
3 1,293 (45.59%) Terraform
4 1,215 (42.84%) Docker
5 1,214 (42.81%) Ansible
6 1,198 (42.24%) Kubernetes
7 1,135 (40.02%) Linux
8 1,065 (37.55%) Jenkins
9 1,044 (36.81%) Python
10 1,010 (35.61%) Azure
11 967 (34.10%) Agile Software Development
12 643 (22.67%) Git (software)
13 578 (20.38%) Puppet
14 550 (19.39%) Java
15 520 (18.34%) Infrastructure as Code
16 507 (17.88%) Configuration Management
17 487 (17.17%) Opscode Chef
18 464 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
19 444 (15.66%) Bash Shell
20 431 (15.20%) PowerShell
21 382 (13.47%) GCP
22 373 (13.15%) Security Cleared
23 368 (12.98%) Windows
24 359 (12.66%) Finance
25 335 (11.81%) JIRA
26 332 (11.71%) Scrum
27 317 (11.18%) Microservices
28 290 (10.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 277 (9.77%) SC Cleared
30 265 (9.34%) 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
1 184 (6.49%) Confluence
2 110 (3.88%) nginx
3 74 (2.61%) Apache
4 70 (2.47%) Apache Spark
5 65 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
6 48 (1.69%) OpenStack
7 45 (1.59%) IIS
8 42 (1.48%) Tomcat
9 31 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
9 31 (1.09%) WebSphere
10 18 (0.63%) SharePoint
11 17 (0.60%) JBoss
12 13 (0.46%) Drupal
13 9 (0.32%) Jetty
14 8 (0.28%) SAS
15 7 (0.25%) WordPress
16 6 (0.21%) Mongrel
17 5 (0.18%) CMS
18 4 (0.14%) Mule
18 4 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
1 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.071%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.035%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.14%) assyst
3 4 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.14%) Magento
4 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.035%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.035%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.035%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.035%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,403 (49.47%) AWS
2 1,010 (35.61%) Azure
3 382 (13.47%) GCP
4 258 (9.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 232 (8.18%) Serverless
6 218 (7.69%) Amazon S3
7 204 (7.19%) GitHub
8 189 (6.66%) Amazon EC2
9 179 (6.31%) AWS Lambda
10 174 (6.14%) OpenShift
11 147 (5.18%) IaaS
12 144 (5.08%) PaaS
13 114 (4.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 112 (3.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 97 (3.42%) Route 53
16 88 (3.10%) Amazon ECS
17 83 (2.93%) CloudFront
18 79 (2.79%) Amazon ELB
19 62 (2.19%) Datadog
20 58 (2.05%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (2.64%) Firewall
2 69 (2.43%) TCP/IP
3 64 (2.26%) DNS
3 64 (2.26%) HTTP
4 53 (1.87%) VPN
5 40 (1.41%) SSL
6 34 (1.20%) Internet
7 19 (0.67%) DHCP
8 18 (0.63%) OpenVPN
9 17 (0.60%) FTP
9 17 (0.60%) IPsec
10 15 (0.53%) DSL
10 15 (0.53%) SSH
11 14 (0.49%) Network Security
12 7 (0.25%) NAS
12 7 (0.25%) SAN
13 5 (0.18%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.18%) MPLS
13 5 (0.18%) RTMP
14 4 (0.14%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (5.68%) Big Data
2 138 (4.87%) Amazon RDS
3 127 (4.48%) MySQL
4 90 (3.17%) SQL Server
5 87 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
6 77 (2.72%) MongoDB
7 69 (2.43%) Hadoop
8 64 (2.26%) NoSQL
9 51 (1.80%) Relational Database
10 46 (1.62%) Data Lake
11 43 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 40 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
13 39 (1.38%) Power BI
14 38 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
15 37 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
15 37 (1.30%) Redis
16 33 (1.16%) RDBMS
17 27 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 26 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
18 26 (0.92%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 1,065 (37.55%) Jenkins
2 643 (22.67%) Git (software)
3 335 (11.81%) JIRA
4 205 (7.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 157 (5.54%) Sonatype Nexus
6 144 (5.08%) GitLab
7 139 (4.90%) TeamCity
8 114 (4.02%) Bitbucket
9 111 (3.91%) Maven
10 102 (3.60%) SonarQube
11 78 (2.75%) Octopus Deploy
12 77 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
13 76 (2.68%) Artifactory
14 74 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 72 (2.54%) Visual Studio
16 68 (2.40%) Selenium
17 61 (2.15%) CircleCI
18 52 (1.83%) Travis CI
19 50 (1.76%) Subversion
20 46 (1.62%) Gradle
General
1 359 (12.66%) Finance
2 153 (5.39%) Banking
3 125 (4.41%) Public Sector
4 54 (1.90%) Retail
5 29 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 23 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 21 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 21 (0.74%) Publishing
8 18 (0.63%) Law
9 16 (0.56%) Marketing
10 15 (0.53%) Games
11 12 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.32%) Electronics
12 9 (0.32%) Legal
13 8 (0.28%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.21%) Advertising
14 6 (0.21%) Billing
15 5 (0.18%) Automotive
15 5 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.14%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (7.05%) .NET
2 168 (5.92%) Node.js
3 161 (5.68%) Web Services
4 137 (4.83%) Kafka
5 116 (4.09%) Elastic Stack
6 111 (3.91%) JSON
7 50 (1.76%) RESTful
8 40 (1.41%) REST
9 33 (1.16%) ADO
9 33 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
10 32 (1.13%) Spring
11 28 (0.99%) AngularJS
12 26 (0.92%) .NET Core
13 24 (0.85%) LAMP
14 22 (0.78%) Middleware
15 21 (0.74%) .NET Framework
15 21 (0.74%) J2EE
15 21 (0.74%) React
15 21 (0.74%) Swagger
16 20 (0.71%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 123 (4.34%) Public Cloud
2 104 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
3 71 (2.50%) Cloud Native
4 69 (2.43%) Data Centre
5 50 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
6 47 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
7 41 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
8 37 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 34 (1.20%) Clustering
10 33 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
11 21 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
12 19 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 19 (0.67%) PKI
13 17 (0.60%) Private Cloud
14 16 (0.56%) Virtual Team
15 15 (0.53%) Derivative
16 12 (0.42%) Replication
17 11 (0.39%) Algorithms
17 11 (0.39%) Wiki
18 10 (0.35%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 1,135 (40.02%) Linux
2 368 (12.98%) Windows
3 290 (10.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 139 (4.90%) Unix
5 110 (3.88%) CentOS
6 77 (2.72%) Windows Server
7 62 (2.19%) Ubuntu
8 28 (0.99%) Android
9 21 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 16 (0.56%) CoreOS
11 12 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.35%) Debian
12 10 (0.35%) Solaris
13 8 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.18%) Mesosphere
15 5 (0.18%) VMS
16 4 (0.14%) AIX
16 4 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,836 (100.00%) DevOps
2 967 (34.10%) Agile Software Development
3 520 (18.34%) Infrastructure as Code
4 507 (17.88%) Configuration Management
5 464 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
6 332 (11.71%) Scrum
7 317 (11.18%) Microservices
8 265 (9.34%) Test Automation
9 262 (9.24%) Migration
10 204 (7.19%) Open Source
11 190 (6.70%) Continuous Delivery
12 169 (5.96%) Kanban
13 133 (4.69%) Deployment Automation
14 128 (4.51%) Analytics
15 124 (4.37%) Problem-Solving
16 122 (4.30%) Infrastructure Automation
17 120 (4.23%) Fintech
18 111 (3.91%) Software Engineering
19 97 (3.42%) Site Reliability Engineering
20 89 (3.14%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1,044 (36.81%) Python
2 550 (19.39%) Java
3 444 (15.66%) Bash Shell
4 431 (15.20%) PowerShell
5 253 (8.92%) Ruby
6 214 (7.55%) SQL
7 174 (6.14%) C#
8 154 (5.43%) Go
9 136 (4.80%) JavaScript
10 132 (4.65%) Shell Script
11 118 (4.16%) Perl
12 107 (3.77%) Groovy
13 74 (2.61%) PHP
14 45 (1.59%) Scala
15 28 (0.99%) C++
16 21 (0.74%) C
17 12 (0.42%) Java 8
18 11 (0.39%) R
18 11 (0.39%) Rust
19 7 (0.25%) Korn
Qualifications
1 373 (13.15%) Security Cleared
2 277 (9.77%) SC Cleared
3 129 (4.55%) AWS Certification
4 57 (2.01%) Degree
5 49 (1.73%) RHCE
6 25 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 25 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (0.78%) MCSA
8 15 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (0.42%) RHCSA
10 8 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.25%) CISSP
11 7 (0.25%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.25%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.21%) CCNP
12 6 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.18%) CEH
14 4 (0.14%) MCSE
15 2 (0.071%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.20%) QA
2 12 (0.42%) SLA
3 10 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.21%) NIST
5 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.11%) GDPR
5 3 (0.11%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.071%) PMO
7 1 (0.035%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.035%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.035%) PSD2
7 1 (0.035%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,215 (42.84%) Docker
2 72 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
3 62 (2.19%) Active Directory
4 54 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 28 (0.99%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.53%) vSphere
7 14 (0.49%) LXC
8 13 (0.46%) Gluster
9 8 (0.28%) HDFS
10 7 (0.25%) PowerDNS
10 7 (0.25%) Xen
11 6 (0.21%) Apache Flume
11 6 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.21%) Snort
11 6 (0.21%) vCloud
12 3 (0.11%) NFS
12 3 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1,293 (45.59%) Terraform
2 1,214 (42.81%) Ansible
3 1,198 (42.24%) Kubernetes
4 578 (20.38%) Puppet
5 487 (17.17%) Opscode Chef
6 132 (4.65%) Packer
7 109 (3.84%) Prometheus
8 93 (3.28%) Consul
9 92 (3.24%) Grafana
10 66 (2.33%) Salt
11 43 (1.52%) Kibana
12 38 (1.34%) Nagios
13 36 (1.27%) ZABBIX
14 34 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
15 32 (1.13%) HAProxy
16 30 (1.06%) Rancher
17 26 (0.92%) logstash
18 24 (0.85%) Mesos
19 20 (0.71%) Suricata
20 18 (0.63%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 235 (8.29%) Microsoft
2 213 (7.51%) Google
3 206 (7.26%) Red Hat
4 153 (5.39%) Splunk
5 93 (3.28%) VMware
6 89 (3.14%) Atlassian
7 87 (3.07%) Oracle
8 48 (1.69%) IBM
9 46 (1.62%) ServiceNow
10 40 (1.41%) SaltStack
11 39 (1.38%) Databricks
12 37 (1.30%) SAP
13 36 (1.27%) Black Duck
14 30 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
15 27 (0.95%) New Relic
16 26 (0.92%) IBM Sterling
16 26 (0.92%) Informatica
16 26 (0.92%) MuleSoft
17 24 (0.85%) Cisco
18 23 (0.81%) Citrix