Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 95 99
Rank change year-on-year +29 +4 +138
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,425 2,390 2,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.63% 2.62% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.84% 2.76% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,589 1,888 1,774
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £390
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £550 £515 £500
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 2
England median hourly rate £52.50 £50.00 £39.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +25.39% -33.54%
10th Percentile £35.00 £40.63 £30.49
90th Percentile £72.12 £80.63 £47.16
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £39.88
% change year-on-year -12.50% +25.39% -27.50%

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 89,252 86,678 93,612
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.86% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,439 57,438 61,666
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 2,559 2,986
England median hourly rate £18.18 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.28
% change year-on-year -3.74% +2.33% +1.58%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +15 2,009 £550 +4.76% 425
North of England +54 490 £500 +3.63% 132
South East +28 390 £500 +5.26% 120
Midlands +32 218 £485 -3.00% 63
North West +28 212 £500 - 59
East of England +38 166 £550 +7.32% 46
South West +23 153 £475 +11.76% 47
Yorkshire +30 148 £475 -6.40% 47
West Midlands +25 146 £500 - 42
North East +44 133 £458 +1.67% 26
East Midlands +25 70 £425 -10.53% 20
South Coast - 2 - -
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 3,425 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,791 (52.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1,747 (51.01%) Linux
4 1,699 (49.61%) Ansible
5 1,677 (48.96%) Docker
6 1,582 (46.19%) Jenkins
7 1,418 (41.40%) Python
8 1,417 (41.37%) Terraform
9 1,348 (39.36%) Puppet
10 1,219 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
11 1,192 (34.80%) Kubernetes
12 890 (25.99%) Opscode Chef
13 869 (25.37%) Git (software)
14 822 (24.00%) Configuration Management
15 812 (23.71%) Java
16 807 (23.56%) Microsoft Azure
17 784 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
18 734 (21.43%) Bash Shell
19 573 (16.73%) Windows
20 520 (15.18%) Ruby
21 476 (13.90%) Finance
22 434 (12.67%) PowerShell
23 414 (12.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 387 (11.30%) AWS CloudFormation
25 365 (10.66%) Open Source
26 359 (10.48%) Amazon EC2
27 348 (10.16%) Security Cleared
28 345 (10.07%) Red Hat
29 335 (9.78%) Continuous Delivery
30 325 (9.49%) Perl

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
1 206 (6.01%) Confluence
2 163 (4.76%) nginx
3 162 (4.73%) Apache
4 137 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
5 125 (3.65%) Tomcat
6 103 (3.01%) Cloud Foundry
7 101 (2.95%) IIS
8 76 (2.22%) OpenStack
9 60 (1.75%) Apache Spark
10 45 (1.31%) WebSphere
11 44 (1.28%) JBoss
12 34 (0.99%) WebLogic
13 27 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 27 (0.79%) Tuxedo
14 26 (0.76%) Jetty
15 25 (0.73%) Mongrel
16 17 (0.50%) CMS
17 16 (0.47%) SharePoint
18 15 (0.44%) Apache Solr
19 9 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.088%) HipChat
4 3 (0.088%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.029%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.088%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.058%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.058%) Magento
5 2 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.029%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.029%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.029%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.029%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.029%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,791 (52.29%) Amazon AWS
2 807 (23.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 387 (11.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 359 (10.48%) Amazon EC2
5 245 (7.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 240 (7.01%) Amazon S3
7 232 (6.77%) GitHub
8 231 (6.74%) PaaS
9 224 (6.54%) Serverless
10 179 (5.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 169 (4.93%) AWS Lambda
12 162 (4.73%) IaaS
13 130 (3.80%) OpenShift
14 129 (3.77%) SaaS
15 127 (3.71%) Cloud Computing
16 123 (3.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 107 (3.12%) Amazon ELB
18 94 (2.74%) Route 53
19 65 (1.90%) npm
20 62 (1.81%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 178 (5.20%) Firewall
2 162 (4.73%) HTTP
3 160 (4.67%) DNS
4 137 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 116 (3.39%) SSL
6 68 (1.99%) VPN
7 55 (1.61%) DHCP
8 39 (1.14%) Internet
9 37 (1.08%) IPsec
10 34 (0.99%) Network Security
11 31 (0.91%) SSH
12 30 (0.88%) FTP
13 21 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
14 19 (0.55%) DSL
14 19 (0.55%) Kerberos
15 18 (0.53%) ICMP
15 18 (0.53%) LAN
16 17 (0.50%) OpenVPN
17 15 (0.44%) HTTPS
17 15 (0.44%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (7.47%) MySQL
2 226 (6.60%) MongoDB
3 162 (4.73%) Amazon RDS
4 160 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
5 150 (4.38%) NoSQL
6 129 (3.77%) Big Data
7 123 (3.59%) SQL Server
8 117 (3.42%) Hadoop
9 96 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
10 76 (2.22%) Relational Database
11 72 (2.10%) Redis
12 55 (1.61%) RDBMS
13 38 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
14 29 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 25 (0.73%) Oracle Database
16 23 (0.67%) InfluxDB
17 22 (0.64%) Blockchain
18 20 (0.58%) Apache Hive
18 20 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
19 18 (0.53%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 1,582 (46.19%) Jenkins
2 869 (25.37%) Git (software)
3 306 (8.93%) Maven
4 296 (8.64%) JIRA
5 205 (5.99%) Sonatype Nexus
6 183 (5.34%) GitLab
7 182 (5.31%) Artifactory
8 180 (5.26%) TeamCity
9 142 (4.15%) SonarQube
10 140 (4.09%) Gradle
11 133 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 129 (3.77%) Travis CI
13 122 (3.56%) Vagrant
13 122 (3.56%) Visual Studio Team System
14 119 (3.47%) Bitbucket
15 115 (3.36%) Selenium
16 99 (2.89%) Subversion
17 98 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
18 90 (2.63%) Ant
19 80 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 476 (13.90%) Finance
2 214 (6.25%) Banking
3 77 (2.25%) Retail
4 68 (1.99%) Marketing
5 66 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 37 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 37 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 36 (1.05%) Electronics
8 27 (0.79%) Publishing
9 17 (0.50%) Law
10 15 (0.44%) Games
11 14 (0.41%) Advertising
12 13 (0.38%) Back Office
13 11 (0.32%) Front Office
14 9 (0.26%) Automotive
15 7 (0.20%) Legal
16 4 (0.12%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.088%) Investment Banking
18 2 (0.058%) Avionics
18 2 (0.058%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (8.26%) Web Services
2 261 (7.62%) Elastic Stack
3 221 (6.45%) .NET
4 211 (6.16%) Node.js
5 164 (4.79%) Kafka
6 111 (3.24%) Middleware
7 97 (2.83%) JSON
8 85 (2.48%) RabbitMQ
9 69 (2.01%) Spring Boot
10 61 (1.78%) LAMP
11 60 (1.75%) RESTful
12 58 (1.69%) React
12 58 (1.69%) Spring
13 49 (1.43%) REST
13 49 (1.43%) Sensu
14 47 (1.37%) ActiveMQ
15 37 (1.08%) LDAP
15 37 (1.08%) SAML
16 36 (1.05%) HTML
17 32 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 169 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
2 146 (4.26%) Public Cloud
3 90 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
4 84 (2.45%) Data Centre
5 73 (2.13%) Cloud Native
6 66 (1.93%) Fintech
7 64 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
8 55 (1.61%) iPad
9 54 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
10 43 (1.26%) Computer Science
11 40 (1.17%) Private Cloud
12 35 (1.02%) Mobile App
13 33 (0.96%) PKI
14 32 (0.93%) Clustering
14 32 (0.93%) Device Driver
15 28 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
16 26 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
17 22 (0.64%) User Experience
18 21 (0.61%) Replication
19 17 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1,747 (51.01%) Linux
2 573 (16.73%) Windows
3 414 (12.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 305 (8.91%) Unix
5 287 (8.38%) CentOS
6 164 (4.79%) Windows Server
7 120 (3.50%) Ubuntu
8 41 (1.20%) CoreOS
9 39 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 37 (1.08%) Debian
11 28 (0.82%) Android
12 24 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 20 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (0.50%) DC/OS
15 16 (0.47%) Fedora
16 13 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.23%) AIX
17 8 (0.23%) Mesosphere
17 8 (0.23%) Solaris
18 6 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,425 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,219 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
3 822 (24.00%) Configuration Management
4 784 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
5 365 (10.66%) Open Source
6 335 (9.78%) Continuous Delivery
7 320 (9.34%) Test Automation
8 315 (9.20%) Microservices
9 305 (8.91%) Scrum
10 282 (8.23%) Deployment Automation
11 240 (7.01%) Migration
12 212 (6.19%) Continuous Deployment
13 173 (5.05%) Load Balancing
14 169 (4.93%) TDD
15 168 (4.91%) E-Commerce
16 166 (4.85%) Problem-Solving
17 142 (4.15%) Mentoring
18 129 (3.77%) Kanban
19 123 (3.59%) Release Management
20 118 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,418 (41.40%) Python
2 812 (23.71%) Java
3 734 (21.43%) Bash Shell
4 520 (15.18%) Ruby
5 434 (12.67%) PowerShell
6 325 (9.49%) Perl
7 225 (6.57%) SQL
8 222 (6.48%) Groovy
9 210 (6.13%) Go
10 189 (5.52%) Shell Script
11 180 (5.26%) JavaScript
12 115 (3.36%) C#
13 76 (2.22%) PHP
14 75 (2.19%) C++
15 72 (2.10%) Scala
16 51 (1.49%) C
17 26 (0.76%) T-SQL
18 17 (0.50%) Java 8
19 7 (0.20%) ES6
19 7 (0.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 348 (10.16%) Security Cleared
2 301 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 82 (2.39%) AWS Certification
4 53 (1.55%) Degree
5 27 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.20%) CISSP
7 7 (0.20%) RHCE
8 6 (0.18%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.088%) CISM
10 3 (0.088%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.088%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.088%) SSCP
11 2 (0.058%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.058%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.058%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.058%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.058%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.029%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (2.45%) QA
2 14 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.29%) GDPR
3 10 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.18%) PMO
5 5 (0.15%) PSD2
5 5 (0.15%) SLA
6 2 (0.058%) HL7
7 1 (0.029%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1,677 (48.96%) Docker
2 139 (4.06%) Virtual Machines
3 118 (3.45%) Active Directory
4 108 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 39 (1.14%) Hyper-V
6 32 (0.93%) etcd
7 29 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 27 (0.79%) Xen
9 26 (0.76%) flannel
9 26 (0.76%) VirtualBox
10 20 (0.58%) vCloud
11 18 (0.53%) KVM
12 15 (0.44%) NFS
13 14 (0.41%) oVirt
13 14 (0.41%) RHEV
14 12 (0.35%) HDFS
15 10 (0.29%) Ceph
15 10 (0.29%) GlusterFS
15 10 (0.29%) Postfix
15 10 (0.29%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1,699 (49.61%) Ansible
2 1,417 (41.37%) Terraform
3 1,348 (39.36%) Puppet
4 1,192 (34.80%) Kubernetes
5 890 (25.99%) Opscode Chef
6 230 (6.72%) Packer
7 188 (5.49%) Nagios
8 144 (4.20%) Salt
9 124 (3.62%) Prometheus
10 123 (3.59%) Grafana
11 116 (3.39%) Kibana
12 108 (3.15%) ZABBIX
13 102 (2.98%) logstash
14 92 (2.69%) Consul
15 88 (2.57%) Mesos
16 74 (2.16%) Docker Swarm
17 72 (2.10%) Rancher
18 42 (1.23%) HAProxy
18 42 (1.23%) Icinga
19 31 (0.91%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 345 (10.07%) Red Hat
2 263 (7.68%) Microsoft
3 234 (6.83%) Splunk
4 233 (6.80%) Google
5 185 (5.40%) Oracle
6 172 (5.02%) VMware
7 117 (3.42%) New Relic
8 84 (2.45%) Atlassian
9 64 (1.87%) IBM
9 64 (1.87%) SaltStack
10 58 (1.69%) SAP
11 57 (1.66%) AppDynamics
12 40 (1.17%) hybris
13 34 (0.99%) PagerDuty
14 31 (0.91%) Hortonworks
15 30 (0.88%) Adobe
16 28 (0.82%) Citrix
17 26 (0.76%) Black Duck
17 26 (0.76%) Dynatrace
18 25 (0.73%) Cloudera