Period
to 17 January 2021

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 68 58
Rank change year-on-year -5 -10 +20
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1,063 2,223 3,700
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.18% 3.35% 4.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.44% 3.57% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,069 1,841 2,833
Median daily rate £500 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £383 £431 £419
90th Percentile £650 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Median hourly rate £48.75 £29.25 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -49.13% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35.06 £20.43 £26.65
90th Percentile £56.38 £37.88 £68.02
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £29.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year +52.14% -49.13% +4.55%

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 30,886 62,219 86,282
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.39% 93.82% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,181 42,132 58,679
Median daily rate £475 £463 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% - +2.78%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £275
90th Percentile £656 £650 £648
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,141 2,255 2,471
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £17.73
% change year-on-year +27.78% +1.55% -1.53%

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 17 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DevOps Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 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 -7 645 £525 -9.48% 282
North of England +9 117 £485 -7.62% 125
South East +2 108 £510 -2.86% 42
North West +24 81 £500 -4.76% 70
South West -7 41 £425 -26.09% 46
Midlands -1 40 £400 -20.00% 38
East of England +11 33 £450 -18.18% 38
West Midlands +12 29 £425 -15.00% 27
Yorkshire -1 28 £454 -9.70% 46
East Midlands +15 9 £350 -22.22% 11
North East +14 8 £531 +18.06% 9
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 1,063 (100.00%) DevOps
2 608 (57.20%) Terraform
3 542 (50.99%) Kubernetes
4 479 (45.06%) AWS
5 421 (39.60%) Azure
6 410 (38.57%) Python
7 409 (38.48%) Docker
8 402 (37.82%) Ansible
9 332 (31.23%) Jenkins
10 329 (30.95%) Linux
11 273 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
12 246 (23.14%) Infrastructure as Code
13 214 (20.13%) Security Cleared
14 212 (19.94%) Java
15 203 (19.10%) SC Cleared
16 189 (17.78%) Bash Shell
17 181 (17.03%) Git (software)
18 168 (15.80%) PowerShell
19 153 (14.39%) Puppet
20 146 (13.73%) GitLab
21 135 (12.70%) Windows
22 129 (12.14%) GCP
23 125 (11.76%) Configuration Management
24 122 (11.48%) Opscode Chef
25 119 (11.19%) Microservices
26 115 (10.82%) Serverless
26 115 (10.82%) Test Automation
27 111 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
27 111 (10.44%) Finance
28 108 (10.16%) 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 32 (3.01%) Confluence
2 31 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (2.35%) nginx
4 22 (2.07%) Apache
5 19 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.85%) IIS
8 8 (0.75%) JBoss
9 7 (0.66%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
11 4 (0.38%) DNN
11 4 (0.38%) Jupyter
11 4 (0.38%) Mule
11 4 (0.38%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.19%) Jetty
12 2 (0.19%) Mongrel
12 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.19%) SAS
12 2 (0.19%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.094%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (0.47%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) Magento
2 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.094%) Maximo
3 1 (0.094%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 479 (45.06%) AWS
2 421 (39.60%) Azure
3 129 (12.14%) GCP
4 115 (10.82%) Serverless
5 108 (10.16%) AWS CloudFormation
6 89 (8.37%) GitHub
7 86 (8.09%) Amazon EKS
8 78 (7.34%) PaaS
9 70 (6.59%) Amazon EC2
9 70 (6.59%) AWS Lambda
10 66 (6.21%) Amazon ECS
11 56 (5.27%) Amazon S3
12 53 (4.99%) OpenShift
13 44 (4.14%) IaaS
14 37 (3.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 21 (1.98%) Amazon SQS
15 21 (1.98%) Azure Functions
16 20 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
16 20 (1.88%) SaaS
17 19 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.99%) Firewall
2 29 (2.73%) DNS
3 20 (1.88%) SSL
3 20 (1.88%) VPN
4 19 (1.79%) HTTP
5 13 (1.22%) VLAN
6 12 (1.13%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.03%) Reverse Proxy
8 9 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (0.66%) DHCP
10 6 (0.56%) Internet
10 6 (0.56%) Network Security
11 5 (0.47%) FTP
11 5 (0.47%) SNMP
12 4 (0.38%) BIG-IP
12 4 (0.38%) SAN
12 4 (0.38%) SMTP
13 3 (0.28%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.70%) Big Data
2 42 (3.95%) Amazon RDS
3 41 (3.86%) SQL Server
4 26 (2.45%) Azure SQL Database
4 26 (2.45%) Hadoop
4 26 (2.45%) MongoDB
5 25 (2.35%) Cosmos DB
6 22 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 22 (2.07%) MySQL
6 22 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (1.69%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
9 16 (1.51%) BigQuery
9 16 (1.51%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.13%) Tableau
11 11 (1.03%) OLTP
12 9 (0.85%) Apache Hive
13 8 (0.75%) Tableau Server
14 7 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.56%) Cloud Spanner
Development Applications
1 332 (31.23%) Jenkins
2 181 (17.03%) Git (software)
3 146 (13.73%) GitLab
4 71 (6.68%) JIRA
5 55 (5.17%) Artifactory
6 51 (4.80%) Maven
7 43 (4.05%) Bitbucket
8 41 (3.86%) TeamCity
9 37 (3.48%) SonarQube
10 32 (3.01%) Selenium
11 30 (2.82%) Sonatype Nexus
12 27 (2.54%) Gradle
12 27 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
13 24 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 21 (1.98%) CircleCI
15 19 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
16 18 (1.69%) Subversion
17 14 (1.32%) JUnit
17 14 (1.32%) Vagrant
18 11 (1.03%) Travis CI
General
1 111 (10.44%) Finance
2 73 (6.87%) Public Sector
3 58 (5.46%) Banking
4 34 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.16%) Retail
6 19 (1.79%) Marketing
7 15 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.32%) Electronics
8 14 (1.32%) Front Office
9 10 (0.94%) Law
10 8 (0.75%) Advertising
11 7 (0.66%) Games
12 6 (0.56%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.47%) Billing
13 5 (0.47%) Legal
13 5 (0.47%) Publishing
14 4 (0.38%) Retail Finance
15 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.28%) German Language
16 2 (0.19%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (7.81%) Node.js
2 67 (6.30%) .NET
3 57 (5.36%) Web Services
4 56 (5.27%) REST
5 53 (4.99%) Elastic Stack
6 50 (4.70%) YAML
7 46 (4.33%) Kafka
8 28 (2.63%) JSON
9 26 (2.45%) .NET Framework
10 18 (1.69%) SOAP
11 16 (1.51%) Spring
11 16 (1.51%) XML
12 13 (1.22%) Lambda Expressions
13 12 (1.13%) RESTful
14 11 (1.03%) LDAP
14 11 (1.03%) Spring Boot
15 10 (0.94%) CSS
15 10 (0.94%) J2EE
16 9 (0.85%) GraphQL
17 8 (0.75%) React
Miscellaneous
1 45 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
2 40 (3.76%) Public Cloud
3 32 (3.01%) Cloud Native
4 25 (2.35%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (1.88%) Private Cloud
7 19 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
8 16 (1.51%) Mobile App
9 15 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.41%) Fixed Income
9 15 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (1.22%) Enterprise Cloud
11 10 (0.94%) iPad
11 10 (0.94%) User Experience
12 9 (0.85%) Derivative
12 9 (0.85%) Equities
13 8 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (0.75%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.66%) Hedge funds
15 5 (0.47%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 329 (30.95%) Linux
2 135 (12.70%) Windows
3 41 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 41 (3.86%) Windows Server
4 38 (3.57%) Unix
5 36 (3.39%) CentOS
6 15 (1.41%) Android
7 14 (1.32%) Windows Server 2016
8 13 (1.22%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.85%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.47%) Debian
11 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.28%) VMS
13 1 (0.094%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,063 (100.00%) DevOps
2 273 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (23.14%) Infrastructure as Code
4 125 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 119 (11.19%) Microservices
6 115 (10.82%) Test Automation
7 111 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
8 79 (7.43%) Migration
9 75 (7.06%) Software Engineering
10 72 (6.77%) Continuous Delivery
11 71 (6.68%) Scrum
12 61 (5.74%) Deployment Automation
13 56 (5.27%) TDD
14 49 (4.61%) Problem-Solving
15 45 (4.23%) Mentoring
16 43 (4.05%) Infrastructure Automation
16 43 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 40 (3.76%) Open Source
18 33 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
18 33 (3.10%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 410 (38.57%) Python
2 212 (19.94%) Java
3 189 (17.78%) Bash Shell
4 168 (15.80%) PowerShell
5 83 (7.81%) SQL
6 59 (5.55%) Ruby
7 52 (4.89%) Go
8 47 (4.42%) JavaScript
9 42 (3.95%) C#
10 39 (3.67%) Groovy
11 37 (3.48%) Perl
12 30 (2.82%) Shell Script
13 22 (2.07%) PHP
14 16 (1.51%) C++
14 16 (1.51%) Scala
15 14 (1.32%) TypeScript
16 13 (1.22%) C
17 9 (0.85%) R
18 8 (0.75%) Kotlin
18 8 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 214 (20.13%) Security Cleared
2 203 (19.10%) SC Cleared
3 26 (2.45%) AWS Certification
4 25 (2.35%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.51%) Degree
6 7 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.47%) CCNA
7 5 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.47%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.28%) CCNP
9 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.19%) MCSE
10 1 (0.094%) CISSP
10 1 (0.094%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.094%) ISEB
10 1 (0.094%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.094%) Novell Certification
10 1 (0.094%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.88%) QA
2 11 (1.03%) NIST
3 6 (0.56%) SLA
4 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.28%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.19%) PMO
6 1 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.094%) GDPR
6 1 (0.094%) HL7
6 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 409 (38.48%) Docker
2 47 (4.42%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.60%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.32%) vSphere
6 5 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.47%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.47%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.38%) Varnish
8 3 (0.28%) Ceph
8 3 (0.28%) NFS
9 2 (0.19%) vCloud
9 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.19%) Xen
10 1 (0.094%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.094%) LXC
Systems Management
1 608 (57.20%) Terraform
2 542 (50.99%) Kubernetes
3 402 (37.82%) Ansible
4 153 (14.39%) Puppet
5 122 (11.48%) Opscode Chef
6 57 (5.36%) Prometheus
7 43 (4.05%) Grafana
7 43 (4.05%) Packer
8 39 (3.67%) Istio
9 30 (2.82%) Consul
10 23 (2.16%) Kibana
11 17 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
11 17 (1.60%) Rancher
12 16 (1.51%) logstash
13 14 (1.32%) Salt
14 13 (1.22%) Fluentd
15 9 (0.85%) Nagios
16 8 (0.75%) Argo
17 7 (0.66%) ZABBIX
18 5 (0.47%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 84 (7.90%) Microsoft
2 61 (5.74%) Google
3 57 (5.36%) Splunk
4 46 (4.33%) VMware
5 34 (3.20%) Atlassian
6 29 (2.73%) AppDynamics
7 24 (2.26%) Red Hat
8 19 (1.79%) Oracle
9 18 (1.69%) Cloudera
9 18 (1.69%) SAP
10 17 (1.60%) F5
11 16 (1.51%) Hortonworks
12 13 (1.22%) Cisco
13 9 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.75%) Dynatrace
15 7 (0.66%) Confluent
15 7 (0.66%) ServiceNow
16 6 (0.56%) MuleSoft
16 6 (0.56%) New Relic
17 5 (0.47%) Palo Alto