Period
to 9 May 2021

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 74 71 58
Rank change year-on-year -3 -13 +8
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1,400 1,521 3,485
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.15% 3.27% 4.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.40% 3.48% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,101 1,184 2,645
10th Percentile £400 £413 £425
25th Percentile £456 £488 £494
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £606 £625 £625
90th Percentile £675 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £540 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -1.82% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £48.75 £40.00 £70.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.88% -42.86% +10.67%
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 £70.00
% change year-on-year +31.25% -42.86% +10.67%

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 41,235 43,721 79,839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.72% 93.88% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,493 29,381 54,207
10th Percentile £281 £245 £275
25th Percentile £381 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £655 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £473
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.12% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,436 1,585 2,326
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.63 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.10 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.56 £18.90 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.07% +2.16% +5.71%
75th Percentile £44.33 £36.50 £41.00
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% +5.56% +2.86%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in England.

Daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps Engineer in England over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in England.

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 6 months to 9 May 2021. 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 -6 857 £550 -4.35% 286
South East -12 130 £500 - 90
North of England -6 121 £500 -4.76% 121
North West -6 83 £500 -4.76% 65
South West -14 70 £475 -13.64% 49
Midlands -15 44 £415 -12.63% 48
East of England +20 40 £500 -4.76% 53
Yorkshire -10 30 £452 -14.92% 42
West Midlands -26 27 £425 -10.53% 32
East Midlands +17 16 £405 -14.74% 16
North East +6 8 £588 -6.00% 14
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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 1,400 (100.00%) DevOps
2 833 (59.50%) Terraform
3 669 (47.79%) Kubernetes
4 623 (44.50%) AWS
5 601 (42.93%) Azure
6 549 (39.21%) Ansible
7 506 (36.14%) Python
8 502 (35.86%) Docker
9 432 (30.86%) Linux
10 410 (29.29%) Jenkins
11 306 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
12 296 (21.14%) Infrastructure as Code
13 288 (20.57%) Security Cleared
14 255 (18.21%) SC Cleared
15 252 (18.00%) Java
16 248 (17.71%) Git (software)
17 223 (15.93%) PowerShell
18 207 (14.79%) GCP
19 204 (14.57%) Bash Shell
20 186 (13.29%) Puppet
21 179 (12.79%) Finance
22 169 (12.07%) Configuration Management
23 167 (11.93%) Windows
24 163 (11.64%) Microservices
25 153 (10.93%) GitLab
26 152 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
27 151 (10.79%) Social Skills
28 140 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
29 139 (9.93%) Serverless
30 127 (9.07%) GitHub

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 44 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
2 40 (2.86%) Confluence
3 39 (2.79%) nginx
4 32 (2.29%) Apache
5 19 (1.36%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.07%) Apache Spark
7 12 (0.86%) OpenStack
7 12 (0.86%) SharePoint
8 10 (0.71%) DNN
8 10 (0.71%) IIS
9 9 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.43%) JBoss
11 6 (0.43%) Jetty
12 5 (0.36%) Mongrel
13 4 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.29%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.21%) CMS
14 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.071%) Simulink
3 1 (0.071%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 6 (0.43%) Magento
2 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.071%) assyst
3 1 (0.071%) Maximo
3 1 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.071%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.071%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 623 (44.50%) AWS
2 601 (42.93%) Azure
3 207 (14.79%) GCP
4 139 (9.93%) Serverless
5 127 (9.07%) GitHub
6 121 (8.64%) PaaS
7 114 (8.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 113 (8.07%) Amazon EKS
9 84 (6.00%) IaaS
10 82 (5.86%) AWS Lambda
11 75 (5.36%) OpenShift
12 56 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
12 56 (4.00%) Amazon ECS
13 50 (3.57%) Amazon S3
14 39 (2.79%) SaaS
15 31 (2.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 27 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
16 27 (1.93%) Power Platform
17 25 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
17 25 (1.79%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.93%) Firewall
2 29 (2.07%) DNS
3 17 (1.21%) VPN
4 16 (1.14%) HTTP
5 15 (1.07%) SSL
6 14 (1.00%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.64%) DHCP
7 9 (0.64%) Network Security
8 8 (0.57%) FTP
9 7 (0.50%) Calico
9 7 (0.50%) DSL
10 6 (0.43%) NAS
11 5 (0.36%) IPsec
11 5 (0.36%) SSH
12 4 (0.29%) Internet
12 4 (0.29%) VLAN
12 4 (0.29%) WAN
13 3 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.21%) IMAP
13 3 (0.21%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.64%) Big Data
3 45 (3.21%) Amazon RDS
4 36 (2.57%) Azure SQL Database
5 34 (2.43%) MySQL
5 34 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (2.14%) MongoDB
7 28 (2.00%) Hadoop
8 24 (1.71%) NoSQL
9 23 (1.64%) BigQuery
10 22 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 18 (1.29%) Data Lake
12 16 (1.14%) Relational Database
13 15 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.86%) OLTP
15 9 (0.64%) Tableau
16 8 (0.57%) Power BI
17 6 (0.43%) Blockchain
17 6 (0.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 410 (29.29%) Jenkins
2 248 (17.71%) Git (software)
3 153 (10.93%) GitLab
4 89 (6.36%) JIRA
5 70 (5.00%) Maven
6 56 (4.00%) Artifactory
6 56 (4.00%) SonarQube
7 55 (3.93%) Bitbucket
8 53 (3.79%) TeamCity
9 45 (3.21%) Gradle
10 36 (2.57%) CircleCI
11 29 (2.07%) Travis CI
11 29 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
12 24 (1.71%) Selenium
12 24 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
13 23 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
14 20 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 19 (1.36%) gulp
16 15 (1.07%) JUnit
17 12 (0.86%) Subversion
General
1 179 (12.79%) Finance
2 151 (10.79%) Social Skills
3 121 (8.64%) Public Sector
4 78 (5.57%) Banking
5 58 (4.14%) Telecoms
6 42 (3.00%) Marketing
7 38 (2.71%) Electronics
8 36 (2.57%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (1.71%) Presentation Skills
11 16 (1.14%) Investment Banking
11 16 (1.14%) Retail
12 10 (0.71%) Influencing Skills
13 9 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.64%) Law
14 7 (0.50%) Games
14 7 (0.50%) iGaming
15 6 (0.43%) Front Office
16 5 (0.36%) Advertising
16 5 (0.36%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (5.79%) Node.js
2 79 (5.64%) Web Services
3 77 (5.50%) YAML
4 73 (5.21%) .NET
5 69 (4.93%) Kafka
6 66 (4.71%) Elastic Stack
7 48 (3.43%) JSON
8 41 (2.93%) REST
9 20 (1.43%) Spring
10 18 (1.29%) ADO
11 16 (1.14%) Spring Boot
11 16 (1.14%) XML
12 13 (0.93%) .NET Framework
13 12 (0.86%) Lambda Expressions
13 12 (0.86%) LAMP
13 12 (0.86%) RESTful
14 10 (0.71%) SOAP
15 9 (0.64%) Middleware
15 9 (0.64%) React
16 8 (0.57%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 61 (4.36%) Public Cloud
2 42 (3.00%) Cloud Native
3 37 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
4 36 (2.57%) Data Centre
5 22 (1.57%) Private Cloud
6 20 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
7 18 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.00%) Algorithms
8 14 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 12 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (0.79%) Augmented Reality
11 11 (0.79%) iPad
12 9 (0.64%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.50%) CMDB
13 7 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
14 6 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.43%) User Experience
15 5 (0.36%) Hedge funds
15 5 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 432 (30.86%) Linux
2 167 (11.93%) Windows
3 52 (3.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 49 (3.50%) Unix
5 45 (3.21%) Windows Server
6 37 (2.64%) CentOS
7 18 (1.29%) Android
7 18 (1.29%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.57%) VMS
10 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.29%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.21%) Solaris
12 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.14%) Debian
14 1 (0.071%) Alpine Linux
14 1 (0.071%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.071%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.071%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,400 (100.00%) DevOps
2 306 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (21.14%) Infrastructure as Code
4 169 (12.07%) Configuration Management
5 163 (11.64%) Microservices
6 152 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
7 120 (8.57%) Test Automation
8 114 (8.14%) Migration
9 88 (6.29%) Scrum
10 87 (6.21%) Open Source
11 84 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 75 (5.36%) Deployment Automation
13 70 (5.00%) Software Engineering
14 69 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 68 (4.86%) Problem-Solving
16 61 (4.36%) Infrastructure Automation
17 58 (4.14%) Mentoring
18 52 (3.71%) TDD
19 51 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
20 48 (3.43%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 506 (36.14%) Python
2 252 (18.00%) Java
3 223 (15.93%) PowerShell
4 204 (14.57%) Bash Shell
5 124 (8.86%) SQL
6 70 (5.00%) Go
6 70 (5.00%) Ruby
7 60 (4.29%) Groovy
8 52 (3.71%) JavaScript
8 52 (3.71%) Shell Script
9 51 (3.64%) Perl
10 48 (3.43%) C#
11 32 (2.29%) TypeScript
12 27 (1.93%) C++
13 22 (1.57%) C
14 17 (1.21%) Scala
15 15 (1.07%) PHP
16 9 (0.64%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.50%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 288 (20.57%) Security Cleared
2 255 (18.21%) SC Cleared
3 39 (2.79%) Degree
3 39 (2.79%) DV Cleared
4 24 (1.71%) AWS Certification
5 20 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (0.71%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.57%) RHCE
9 6 (0.43%) RHCA
9 6 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.21%) MCSE
12 1 (0.071%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.071%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.071%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.14%) QA
2 7 (0.50%) SLA
3 4 (0.29%) NIST
4 3 (0.21%) PMO
5 1 (0.071%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.071%) IFRS
5 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.071%) WCAG
System Software
1 502 (35.86%) Docker
2 55 (3.93%) Active Directory
3 46 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
4 40 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (1.29%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.64%) vSphere
7 8 (0.57%) KVM
7 8 (0.57%) Varnish
8 6 (0.43%) HDFS
9 5 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.36%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.36%) Xen
10 4 (0.29%) Ceph
10 4 (0.29%) NFS
10 4 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.29%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.21%) GlusterFS
12 2 (0.14%) Gluster
12 2 (0.14%) Squid
12 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 833 (59.50%) Terraform
2 669 (47.79%) Kubernetes
3 549 (39.21%) Ansible
4 186 (13.29%) Puppet
5 140 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
6 83 (5.93%) Prometheus
7 71 (5.07%) Grafana
8 65 (4.64%) Istio
9 54 (3.86%) Packer
10 36 (2.57%) Consul
11 34 (2.43%) Kibana
11 34 (2.43%) Rancher
12 28 (2.00%) logstash
13 25 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
14 23 (1.64%) Fluentd
15 15 (1.07%) Nagios
16 14 (1.00%) Argo
17 13 (0.93%) Salt
18 8 (0.57%) vRealize
18 8 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 121 (8.64%) Microsoft
2 120 (8.57%) Google
3 63 (4.50%) VMware
4 51 (3.64%) Splunk
5 38 (2.71%) SAP
6 31 (2.21%) Red Hat
7 28 (2.00%) AppDynamics
8 22 (1.57%) Oracle
9 21 (1.50%) Hortonworks
10 17 (1.21%) Atlassian
11 14 (1.00%) IBM
12 13 (0.93%) Cloudera
13 11 (0.79%) Databricks
13 11 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.71%) Cisco
14 10 (0.71%) F5
15 9 (0.64%) Dynatrace
16 8 (0.57%) New Relic
16 8 (0.57%) ServiceNow
17 7 (0.50%) MuleSoft