Period
to 30 October 2020

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 79 63 66
Rank change year-on-year -16 +3 +28
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 858 2,772 3,528
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.06% 3.58% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 3.81% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 2,161 2,705
Median daily rate £520 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £369 £425 £413
90th Percentile £657 £694 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% -11.62%
10th Percentile £32.40 £24.13 £35.00
90th Percentile £44.00 £63.13 £66.41
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 25,959 72,839 89,619
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.60% 94.06% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,678 48,445 59,830
Median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +5.18% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £465 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +0.54% +2.78% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,028 2,553 2,804
Median hourly rate £27.25 £19.71 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.25% +6.54% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.00 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% +11.11% -3.72%

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020. 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 -14 515 £550 -4.35% 244
North of England -4 115 £495 -1.00% 113
South East +31 99 £510 -2.86% 53
North West -1 67 £509 -3.10% 73
South West -15 40 £494 -14.13% 38
Midlands -16 38 £413 -17.50% 53
West Midlands -1 29 £450 -10.00% 43
Yorkshire -1 27 £450 -10.00% 33
East of England +2 21 £525 - 28
North East +3 20 £473 +8.00% 7
East Midlands 0 8 £345 -31.00% 9
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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.

1 858 (100.00%) DevOps
2 472 (55.01%) Terraform
3 439 (51.17%) Kubernetes
4 408 (47.55%) AWS
5 375 (43.71%) Docker
6 344 (40.09%) Python
7 329 (38.34%) Ansible
8 327 (38.11%) Azure
9 294 (34.27%) Jenkins
10 285 (33.22%) Linux
11 258 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
12 219 (25.52%) Infrastructure as Code
13 196 (22.84%) Java
14 169 (19.70%) Bash Shell
15 163 (19.00%) Security Cleared
16 159 (18.53%) Git (software)
17 153 (17.83%) Puppet
18 147 (17.13%) SC Cleared
19 144 (16.78%) PowerShell
20 135 (15.73%) Configuration Management
21 125 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
22 118 (13.75%) Windows
23 110 (12.82%) GitLab
24 109 (12.70%) Finance
25 106 (12.35%) Opscode Chef
26 102 (11.89%) Test Automation
27 100 (11.66%) Serverless
28 97 (11.31%) Microservices
29 96 (11.19%) AWS CloudFormation
30 92 (10.72%) 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 31 (3.61%) Confluence
1 31 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (2.33%) Apache
2 20 (2.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 19 (2.21%) nginx
4 11 (1.28%) Tomcat
5 8 (0.93%) Jupyter
6 7 (0.82%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.58%) Mule
8 4 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.47%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.35%) CMS
9 3 (0.35%) IIS
9 3 (0.35%) SAS
9 3 (0.35%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.23%) JBoss
10 2 (0.23%) Jetty
10 2 (0.23%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Magento
2 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 408 (47.55%) AWS
2 327 (38.11%) Azure
3 100 (11.66%) Serverless
4 96 (11.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 92 (10.72%) GitHub
6 89 (10.37%) GCP
7 86 (10.02%) Amazon EC2
8 75 (8.74%) Amazon S3
9 68 (7.93%) AWS Lambda
10 62 (7.23%) PaaS
11 60 (6.99%) OpenShift
12 54 (6.29%) Amazon ECS
13 44 (5.13%) Amazon EKS
14 40 (4.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 36 (4.20%) IaaS
16 30 (3.50%) Amazon SQS
17 23 (2.68%) Route 53
18 22 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 20 (2.33%) Azure Functions
20 18 (2.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.99%) Firewall
2 37 (4.31%) DNS
3 24 (2.80%) HTTP
3 24 (2.80%) SSL
4 21 (2.45%) VLAN
5 18 (2.10%) Reverse Proxy
6 16 (1.86%) VPN
7 14 (1.63%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.93%) Network Security
9 7 (0.82%) DHCP
10 6 (0.70%) Internet
10 6 (0.70%) Kerberos
10 6 (0.70%) SNMP
11 5 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.58%) FTP
12 4 (0.47%) SAN
12 4 (0.47%) SSH
13 3 (0.35%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.35%) IPsec
13 3 (0.35%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (7.46%) Amazon RDS
2 52 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 50 (5.83%) Big Data
4 35 (4.08%) Hadoop
5 32 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (3.50%) Amazon Redshift
7 27 (3.15%) MySQL
8 25 (2.91%) NoSQL
9 23 (2.68%) MongoDB
10 20 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
10 20 (2.33%) Cosmos DB
11 17 (1.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 14 (1.63%) Relational Database
13 13 (1.52%) Apache Hive
14 12 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (1.28%) Data Lake
16 10 (1.17%) Tableau
17 9 (1.05%) BigQuery
18 7 (0.82%) Amazon Aurora
18 7 (0.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 294 (34.27%) Jenkins
2 159 (18.53%) Git (software)
3 110 (12.82%) GitLab
4 68 (7.93%) JIRA
5 49 (5.71%) Artifactory
6 37 (4.31%) Bitbucket
6 37 (4.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 34 (3.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 34 (3.96%) Maven
8 29 (3.38%) Selenium
8 29 (3.38%) TeamCity
9 26 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
10 23 (2.68%) SonarQube
11 20 (2.33%) Vagrant
12 19 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
13 17 (1.98%) Gradle
14 16 (1.86%) CircleCI
14 16 (1.86%) JUnit
15 15 (1.75%) Subversion
16 14 (1.63%) RStudio
General
1 109 (12.70%) Finance
2 62 (7.23%) Public Sector
3 43 (5.01%) Banking
4 24 (2.80%) Front Office
5 21 (2.45%) Retail
6 13 (1.52%) Marketing
7 9 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.93%) Law
9 6 (0.70%) Advertising
9 6 (0.70%) Electronics
9 6 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.58%) Back Office
11 4 (0.47%) Legal
11 4 (0.47%) Retail Finance
12 3 (0.35%) Games
13 2 (0.23%) Automotive
13 2 (0.23%) Billing
13 2 (0.23%) French Language
13 2 (0.23%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (8.04%) Web Services
2 67 (7.81%) .NET
3 62 (7.23%) Node.js
4 49 (5.71%) REST
5 35 (4.08%) YAML
6 32 (3.73%) Elastic Stack
6 32 (3.73%) Kafka
7 25 (2.91%) JSON
8 23 (2.68%) RESTful
9 20 (2.33%) .NET Framework
10 17 (1.98%) J2EE
11 16 (1.86%) SOAP
12 14 (1.63%) J2SE
12 14 (1.63%) LDAP
12 14 (1.63%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (1.28%) React
14 10 (1.17%) Spring
14 10 (1.17%) Spring Boot
15 9 (1.05%) XML
16 8 (0.93%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.31%) Public Cloud
2 34 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
3 30 (3.50%) Data Centre
4 29 (3.38%) Cloud Native
5 27 (3.15%) Fixed Income
6 22 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (2.56%) Derivative
6 22 (2.56%) Equities
7 19 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
8 16 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (1.75%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.17%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.17%) User Experience
11 8 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
11 8 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.82%) Blog
12 7 (0.82%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.70%) iPad
14 5 (0.58%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 285 (33.22%) Linux
2 118 (13.75%) Windows
3 45 (5.24%) Unix
4 44 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (4.90%) CentOS
6 38 (4.43%) Windows Server
7 23 (2.68%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (1.86%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.05%) Android
9 9 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.05%) Debian
9 9 (1.05%) Ubuntu
9 9 (1.05%) VMS
10 5 (0.58%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.12%) AIX
12 1 (0.12%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.12%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 858 (100.00%) DevOps
2 258 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
3 219 (25.52%) Infrastructure as Code
4 135 (15.73%) Configuration Management
5 125 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
6 102 (11.89%) Test Automation
7 97 (11.31%) Microservices
8 83 (9.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 80 (9.32%) Scrum
10 79 (9.21%) Migration
11 76 (8.86%) Software Engineering
12 75 (8.74%) Deployment Automation
13 55 (6.41%) Infrastructure Automation
14 53 (6.18%) Open Source
15 44 (5.13%) TDD
16 41 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 40 (4.66%) Mentoring
18 32 (3.73%) Continuous Deployment
18 32 (3.73%) Kanban
19 31 (3.61%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 344 (40.09%) Python
2 196 (22.84%) Java
3 169 (19.70%) Bash Shell
4 144 (16.78%) PowerShell
5 73 (8.51%) SQL
6 56 (6.53%) Ruby
7 51 (5.94%) C#
8 39 (4.55%) Go
9 38 (4.43%) JavaScript
10 31 (3.61%) Groovy
10 31 (3.61%) Shell Script
11 22 (2.56%) PHP
11 22 (2.56%) Scala
12 17 (1.98%) R
13 15 (1.75%) Perl
14 12 (1.40%) Kotlin
15 10 (1.17%) C
16 9 (1.05%) C++
16 9 (1.05%) Java 8
17 7 (0.82%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 163 (19.00%) Security Cleared
2 147 (17.13%) SC Cleared
3 35 (4.08%) AWS Certification
4 20 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.05%) Degree
6 8 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.35%) CCNA
9 3 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.23%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.23%) MCSE
11 1 (0.12%) CCNP
11 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.12%) ISEB
11 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.12%) MCSA
11 1 (0.12%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.21%) QA
2 8 (0.93%) NIST
3 6 (0.70%) GDPR
3 6 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.58%) HIPAA
4 5 (0.58%) SLA
5 4 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 375 (43.71%) Docker
2 39 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (2.56%) vSphere
5 8 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.47%) vCloud
7 4 (0.47%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.35%) LXC
8 3 (0.35%) Xen
9 2 (0.23%) PowerDNS
9 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.23%) zsh
10 1 (0.12%) Ceph
10 1 (0.12%) Gluster
10 1 (0.12%) HDFS
10 1 (0.12%) Varnish
10 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 472 (55.01%) Terraform
2 439 (51.17%) Kubernetes
3 329 (38.34%) Ansible
4 153 (17.83%) Puppet
5 106 (12.35%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (7.23%) Packer
7 53 (6.18%) Prometheus
8 39 (4.55%) Grafana
9 20 (2.33%) Istio
10 19 (2.21%) Consul
11 16 (1.86%) Kibana
11 16 (1.86%) Nagios
12 12 (1.40%) ZABBIX
13 9 (1.05%) Rancher
13 9 (1.05%) Salt
14 7 (0.82%) Argo
14 7 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (0.82%) logstash
15 5 (0.58%) BladeLogic
16 4 (0.47%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 68 (7.93%) Microsoft
2 46 (5.36%) Splunk
3 39 (4.55%) VMware
4 33 (3.85%) Atlassian
5 30 (3.50%) Google
6 25 (2.91%) Cloudera
7 24 (2.80%) AppDynamics
8 20 (2.33%) Oracle
9 18 (2.10%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.28%) Hortonworks
11 10 (1.17%) Cisco
12 9 (1.05%) Databricks
13 8 (0.93%) Dynatrace
13 8 (0.93%) SAP
14 7 (0.82%) F5
15 6 (0.70%) New Relic
15 6 (0.70%) Zscaler
16 5 (0.58%) Dell
16 5 (0.58%) SaltStack
16 5 (0.58%) ServiceNow