Period
to 22 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 68 74 69
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 -8
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 2,309 1,114 2,219
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.34% 3.24% 3.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.57% 3.51% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,765 884 1,746
10th Percentile £450 £388 £431
25th Percentile £506 £431 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £505 £550
Median % change year-on-year +13.86% -8.18% -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £638
90th Percentile £700 £650 £700
UK median daily rate £575 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
10th Percentile - £35.06 £20.43
25th Percentile £20.00 £39.84 £23.69
Median hourly rate £55.00 £48.75 £29.25
Median % change year-on-year +12.82% +66.67% -49.13%
75th Percentile £61.50 £54.69 £34.69
90th Percentile £74.25 £56.38 £37.88
UK median hourly rate £58.25 £45.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year +29.44% +53.85% -49.13%

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 64,615 31,759 62,026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.58% 92.46% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,894 21,975 41,979
10th Percentile £300 £255 £250
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £714 £656 £650
UK median daily rate £517 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,832 1,175 2,243
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.25 £13.86
Median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% +2.86%
75th Percentile £46.68 £45.00 £37.25
90th Percentile £62.25 £57.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.41 £18.00
% change year-on-year -10.30% +30.07% +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 22 January 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DevOps Engineer in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London 0 1,443 £586 +11.62% 359
North of England +6 231 £525 +7.97% 87
South East -18 181 £556 +11.25% 62
North West -2 147 £550 +10.00% 53
South West +5 111 £540 +16.76% 38
Midlands -7 98 £519 +29.69% 50
West Midlands -15 64 £525 +23.53% 33
Yorkshire -9 60 £525 +14.50% 27
East of England -35 45 £580 +28.89% 55
North East +25 39 £569 +11.64% 7
East Midlands -9 32 £475 +35.71% 15
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 2,309 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,393 (60.33%) Terraform
3 1,268 (54.92%) CI/CD
4 1,082 (46.86%) Kubernetes
5 1,074 (46.51%) AWS
6 946 (40.97%) Docker
7 925 (40.06%) Ansible
8 917 (39.71%) Azure
9 801 (34.69%) Jenkins
10 683 (29.58%) Linux
11 653 (28.28%) Python
12 566 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
13 501 (21.70%) Infrastructure as Code
14 423 (18.32%) Git (software)
15 407 (17.63%) Security Cleared
16 350 (15.16%) Bash
17 346 (14.98%) PowerShell
18 341 (14.77%) SC Cleared
19 340 (14.72%) GitLab
20 294 (12.73%) Java
21 293 (12.69%) Finance
22 282 (12.21%) Configuration Management
23 264 (11.43%) Microservices
24 263 (11.39%) Windows
25 248 (10.74%) Microsoft
25 248 (10.74%) Puppet
25 248 (10.74%) GCP
26 234 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
27 232 (10.05%) GitHub
28 228 (9.87%) AWS CloudFormation

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 92 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
2 91 (3.94%) Confluence
3 55 (2.38%) nginx
4 45 (1.95%) IIS
5 42 (1.82%) Apache
5 42 (1.82%) Apache Spark
6 25 (1.08%) SharePoint
6 25 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 18 (0.78%) Traefik
8 16 (0.69%) OpenStack
9 12 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
9 12 (0.52%) JBoss
10 11 (0.48%) ArcGIS
11 9 (0.39%) Appian
12 8 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.35%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.26%) Jupyter
14 4 (0.17%) CMS
14 4 (0.17%) Documentum
14 4 (0.17%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.043%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.39%) Cloudability
2 6 (0.26%) Workday HCM
3 5 (0.22%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.087%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.087%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.043%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.043%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,074 (46.51%) AWS
2 917 (39.71%) Azure
3 248 (10.74%) GCP
4 232 (10.05%) GitHub
5 228 (9.87%) AWS CloudFormation
6 202 (8.75%) Amazon EKS
7 201 (8.71%) Serverless
8 185 (8.01%) PaaS
9 144 (6.24%) Amazon EC2
10 142 (6.15%) Amazon ECS
11 117 (5.07%) IaaS
12 111 (4.81%) AWS Lambda
13 84 (3.64%) OpenShift
14 81 (3.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 75 (3.25%) SaaS
16 72 (3.12%) Amazon S3
17 70 (3.03%) Route 53
18 69 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 57 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
20 53 (2.30%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 102 (4.42%) Firewall
2 83 (3.59%) DNS
3 42 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 36 (1.56%) VPN
5 34 (1.47%) SSL
6 30 (1.30%) Network Security
7 24 (1.04%) HTTP
8 16 (0.69%) HTTPS
9 13 (0.56%) Kerberos
10 11 (0.48%) WAN
11 10 (0.43%) FTP
11 10 (0.43%) Internet
11 10 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
12 9 (0.39%) LAN
13 8 (0.35%) DHCP
14 7 (0.30%) IPsec
14 7 (0.30%) Wireshark
15 6 (0.26%) VLAN
16 4 (0.17%) DSL
17 3 (0.13%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (4.81%) Amazon RDS
2 95 (4.11%) SQL Server
3 81 (3.51%) Hadoop
4 80 (3.46%) Big Data
5 66 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
6 59 (2.56%) NoSQL
7 45 (1.95%) MongoDB
8 44 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 30 (1.30%) MySQL
10 27 (1.17%) Power BI
11 24 (1.04%) Data Lake
12 22 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (0.87%) Relational Database
14 18 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
15 15 (0.65%) BigQuery
15 15 (0.65%) Redis
16 12 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
16 12 (0.52%) Oracle Database
17 11 (0.48%) Amazon Athena
17 11 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 801 (34.69%) Jenkins
2 423 (18.32%) Git (software)
3 340 (14.72%) GitLab
4 169 (7.32%) JIRA
5 133 (5.76%) Bitbucket
6 132 (5.72%) SonarQube
7 125 (5.41%) Artifactory
8 124 (5.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 121 (5.24%) TeamCity
10 110 (4.76%) Maven
11 72 (3.12%) Octopus Deploy
12 65 (2.82%) Selenium
13 61 (2.64%) CircleCI
14 58 (2.51%) Gradle
15 55 (2.38%) Terragrunt
16 51 (2.21%) Subversion
17 45 (1.95%) Cucumber
18 40 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
19 38 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 27 (1.17%) git-flow
General
1 293 (12.69%) Finance
2 220 (9.53%) Public Sector
3 205 (8.88%) Social Skills
4 103 (4.46%) Banking
5 60 (2.60%) Retail
6 57 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (1.34%) Front Office
8 24 (1.04%) Investment Banking
9 23 (1.00%) Legal
10 22 (0.95%) Telecoms
11 20 (0.87%) Presentation Skills
12 18 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.74%) Advertising
13 17 (0.74%) Marketing
14 16 (0.69%) Back Office
14 16 (0.69%) Law
15 15 (0.65%) Billing
16 14 (0.61%) Electronics
16 14 (0.61%) Games
16 14 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (7.36%) .NET
2 125 (5.41%) Elastic Stack
3 108 (4.68%) Kafka
4 89 (3.85%) Node.js
4 89 (3.85%) YAML
5 82 (3.55%) ARM Templates
6 54 (2.34%) JSON
7 43 (1.86%) React
8 36 (1.56%) HTML
8 36 (1.56%) Spring Boot
9 34 (1.47%) Spring
10 33 (1.43%) CSS
11 31 (1.34%) REST
12 27 (1.17%) Flask
13 26 (1.13%) Django
14 24 (1.04%) .NET Framework
15 23 (1.00%) Apache NiFi
16 22 (0.95%) .NET Core
17 20 (0.87%) Web Services
18 19 (0.82%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 93 (4.03%) Cloud Native
2 87 (3.77%) Public Cloud
3 73 (3.16%) Data Protection Act
3 73 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
4 47 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 44 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
6 35 (1.52%) PKI
7 26 (1.13%) Wiki
8 21 (0.91%) Private Cloud
9 20 (0.87%) Clustering
9 20 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (0.78%) NHS
11 15 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (0.61%) Hedge funds
13 13 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.56%) Management Information System
14 11 (0.48%) Legacy Applications
15 10 (0.43%) Legacy Systems
16 9 (0.39%) Enterprise Cloud
17 8 (0.35%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 683 (29.58%) Linux
2 263 (11.39%) Windows
3 158 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 98 (4.24%) Unix
5 72 (3.12%) Windows Server
6 55 (2.38%) CentOS
7 21 (0.91%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.35%) VMS
8 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.30%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.26%) Debian
11 5 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
11 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.17%) Solaris
13 3 (0.13%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.043%) Alpine Linux
14 1 (0.043%) Android
14 1 (0.043%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,309 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,268 (54.92%) CI/CD
3 566 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
4 501 (21.70%) Infrastructure as Code
5 282 (12.21%) Configuration Management
6 264 (11.43%) Microservices
7 234 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
8 180 (7.80%) Test Automation
9 177 (7.67%) Migration
10 171 (7.41%) Scrum
11 167 (7.23%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 166 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
13 132 (5.72%) Continuous Delivery
14 99 (4.29%) Software Engineering
15 96 (4.16%) Data Protection
16 95 (4.11%) Analytics
16 95 (4.11%) SDLC
17 93 (4.03%) Deployment Automation
17 93 (4.03%) Infrastructure Automation
17 93 (4.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 653 (28.28%) Python
2 350 (15.16%) Bash
3 346 (14.98%) PowerShell
4 294 (12.73%) Java
5 173 (7.49%) SQL
6 168 (7.28%) Groovy
7 121 (5.24%) JavaScript
8 98 (4.24%) C#
8 98 (4.24%) Go
9 94 (4.07%) Ruby
10 60 (2.60%) Shell Script
11 32 (1.39%) Perl
12 29 (1.26%) TypeScript
13 22 (0.95%) PHP
13 22 (0.95%) Scala
14 12 (0.52%) C++
14 12 (0.52%) ES6
15 11 (0.48%) C
16 9 (0.39%) VB
17 7 (0.30%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 407 (17.63%) Security Cleared
2 341 (14.77%) SC Cleared
3 87 (3.77%) DV Cleared
4 51 (2.21%) AWS Certification
5 41 (1.78%) Degree
6 31 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.087%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.087%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.087%) RHCE
10 1 (0.043%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.17%) QA
2 23 (1.00%) GDPR
3 17 (0.74%) NCSC
4 8 (0.35%) Accessibility
4 8 (0.35%) SLA
5 5 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 946 (40.97%) Docker
2 125 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 42 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
3 42 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
5 12 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (0.35%) LXC
7 7 (0.30%) vSphere
8 6 (0.26%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.17%) vCloud
10 3 (0.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 3 (0.13%) NFS
10 3 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.087%) HDFS
11 2 (0.087%) KVM
11 2 (0.087%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.087%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.043%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.043%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1,393 (60.33%) Terraform
2 1,082 (46.86%) Kubernetes
3 925 (40.06%) Ansible
4 248 (10.74%) Puppet
5 177 (7.67%) Prometheus
6 162 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
7 124 (5.37%) Grafana
8 79 (3.42%) Docker Swarm
9 78 (3.38%) Istio
10 74 (3.20%) Packer
11 61 (2.64%) Kibana
12 45 (1.95%) Consul
13 38 (1.65%) ZABBIX
14 30 (1.30%) BladeLogic
14 30 (1.30%) Nagios
15 29 (1.26%) Rancher
16 25 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
16 25 (1.08%) logstash
17 24 (1.04%) HAProxy
18 22 (0.95%) Netcool
Vendors
1 248 (10.74%) Microsoft
2 139 (6.02%) Splunk
3 111 (4.81%) Google
4 80 (3.46%) VMware
5 68 (2.94%) Red Hat
6 63 (2.73%) Oracle
7 43 (1.86%) AppDynamics
8 41 (1.78%) Databricks
9 37 (1.60%) Atlassian
10 25 (1.08%) New Relic
11 23 (1.00%) Hortonworks
11 23 (1.00%) Informatica
12 22 (0.95%) PagerDuty
13 21 (0.91%) CyberArk
14 17 (0.74%) SAP
15 16 (0.69%) MuleSoft
16 15 (0.65%) Dynatrace
17 13 (0.56%) SaltStack
18 12 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
19 11 (0.48%) Checkmarx