Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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.

Senior Development Operations Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 501 523 637
Rank change year-on-year +22 +114 +82
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 361 341 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.37% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.39% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 285 162
England median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £513 £412 £438
90th Percentile £712 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 1
England median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £75.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.29% -34.00% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £75.00
% change year-on-year -29.29% -34.00% -

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 86,311 87,601 85,593
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.84% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,712 58,746 56,386
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £647 £638 £610
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,573 2,547 2,917
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £18.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% -0.05% +0.16%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.76%

Senior DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in England

Senior DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior DevOps Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in England

Senior DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior DevOps Engineer in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior DevOps Engineer in England

Senior 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 Senior DevOps Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in England

Senior 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 Senior DevOps Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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 +40 258 £600 +9.09% 51
South East -14 31 £575 +21.05% 13
East of England +19 22 £600 +9.09% 2
North of England -39 20 £550 +2.80% 4
Midlands -14 16 £550 +61.76% 7
West Midlands -4 15 £550 -12.00% 4
South West -22 15 £525 - 9
North West -11 10 £575 +7.48% 3
Yorkshire -24 9 £500 -6.54% 1
East Midlands -9 1 £475 +39.71% 3
North East -20 1 - -
Senior DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, Senior 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 Senior DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 361 (100.00%) DevOps
2 221 (61.22%) Ansible
3 201 (55.68%) Amazon AWS
4 182 (50.42%) Jenkins
5 181 (50.14%) Docker
6 149 (41.27%) Terraform
7 142 (39.34%) Linux
8 140 (38.78%) Python
9 136 (37.67%) Agile Software Development
10 128 (35.46%) Kubernetes
11 116 (32.13%) Puppet
12 107 (29.64%) Configuration Management
13 90 (24.93%) Opscode Chef
14 79 (21.88%) Java
15 78 (21.61%) Git (software)
16 75 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
17 72 (19.94%) Finance
18 67 (18.56%) Bash Shell
19 66 (18.28%) Microsoft Azure
20 57 (15.79%) Test Automation
21 51 (14.13%) Ruby
21 51 (14.13%) Sonatype Nexus
22 47 (13.02%) Scrum
23 45 (12.47%) Banking
24 43 (11.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 40 (11.08%) Selenium
26 39 (10.80%) Windows
27 38 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
28 37 (10.25%) Security Cleared
29 35 (9.70%) Splunk

Senior 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 20 (5.54%) Confluence
2 17 (4.71%) Cloud Foundry
3 16 (4.43%) nginx
4 14 (3.88%) Apache
5 11 (3.05%) OpenStack
6 9 (2.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (2.22%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.66%) IIS
9 5 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (1.39%) CMS
9 5 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (1.39%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.28%) Jetty
12 1 (0.28%) Mongrel
12 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 201 (55.68%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (18.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (9.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 29 (8.03%) AWS CloudFormation
5 28 (7.76%) Serverless
6 26 (7.20%) AWS Lambda
6 26 (7.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 23 (6.37%) Datadog
7 23 (6.37%) GitHub
7 23 (6.37%) PaaS
8 21 (5.82%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (4.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 16 (4.43%) Amazon S3
12 14 (3.88%) IaaS
13 12 (3.32%) Amazon ELB
13 12 (3.32%) Route 53
14 10 (2.77%) OpenShift
15 8 (2.22%) Google App Engine
15 8 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.93%) Firewall
2 21 (5.82%) VPN
3 16 (4.43%) DSL
4 14 (3.88%) Cisco Nexus
4 14 (3.88%) DNS
4 14 (3.88%) HTTP
5 11 (3.05%) Network Security
5 11 (3.05%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.49%) SSL
7 8 (2.22%) VLAN
8 6 (1.66%) BIG-IP
8 6 (1.66%) Internet
8 6 (1.66%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (1.66%) Kerberos
8 6 (1.66%) OpenVPN
9 5 (1.39%) Unicast
10 4 (1.11%) Intranet
10 4 (1.11%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.11%) SSH
11 3 (0.83%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.20%) Amazon RDS
2 21 (5.82%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (4.71%) Hadoop
3 17 (4.71%) MongoDB
4 12 (3.32%) MySQL
5 11 (3.05%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.77%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.22%) Amazon Aurora
7 8 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (1.66%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.66%) Redis
8 6 (1.66%) SQL Server
9 5 (1.39%) Big Data
9 5 (1.39%) Blockchain
9 5 (1.39%) MariaDB
9 5 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.11%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.83%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 182 (50.42%) Jenkins
2 78 (21.61%) Git (software)
3 51 (14.13%) Sonatype Nexus
4 40 (11.08%) Selenium
5 34 (9.42%) Maven
6 33 (9.14%) GitLab
7 31 (8.59%) JIRA
8 25 (6.93%) Subversion
9 21 (5.82%) SonarQube
10 16 (4.43%) Gradle
11 14 (3.88%) Cucumber
12 11 (3.05%) Artifactory
13 10 (2.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (2.49%) TeamCity
14 9 (2.49%) Vagrant
15 8 (2.22%) JUnit
15 8 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
16 7 (1.94%) IBM UrbanCode
17 6 (1.66%) CircleCI
17 6 (1.66%) GoCD
General
1 72 (19.94%) Finance
2 45 (12.47%) Banking
3 30 (8.31%) Telecoms
4 27 (7.48%) Marketing
5 25 (6.93%) Electronics
5 25 (6.93%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.49%) Retail
7 3 (0.83%) Legal
7 3 (0.83%) Publishing
8 2 (0.55%) Advertising
8 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.59%) Elastic Stack
2 27 (7.48%) Middleware
3 25 (6.93%) Web Services
4 19 (5.26%) Kafka
5 16 (4.43%) RESTful
6 13 (3.60%) .NET
6 13 (3.60%) LDAP
7 11 (3.05%) Node.js
8 7 (1.94%) WebSockets
9 6 (1.66%) OAuth
10 5 (1.39%) Java EE
10 5 (1.39%) LAMP
10 5 (1.39%) LAPP Stack
10 5 (1.39%) LEMP Stack
10 5 (1.39%) SAML
11 4 (1.11%) CSS
11 4 (1.11%) HTML
11 4 (1.11%) J2EE
11 4 (1.11%) WebRTC
11 4 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
1 19 (5.26%) Public Cloud
2 9 (2.49%) Data Centre
2 9 (2.49%) PKI
3 8 (2.22%) iPad
4 6 (1.66%) Algorithms
4 6 (1.66%) Fintech
5 4 (1.11%) Clustering
5 4 (1.11%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.11%) Private Cloud
6 3 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (0.83%) Cloud Native
6 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.55%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.55%) Smart Home
8 1 (0.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.28%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.28%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 142 (39.34%) Linux
2 43 (11.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (10.80%) Windows
4 23 (6.37%) Unix
5 14 (3.88%) CentOS
6 6 (1.66%) CoreOS
6 6 (1.66%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.39%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.11%) Android
8 4 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.83%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.55%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.28%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (100.00%) DevOps
2 136 (37.67%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (29.64%) Configuration Management
4 75 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 47 (13.02%) Scrum
7 38 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
8 35 (9.70%) Deployment Automation
9 33 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (8.03%) Microservices
10 29 (8.03%) Release Management
11 27 (7.48%) Digital Marketing
11 27 (7.48%) Open Source
12 25 (6.93%) Kanban
12 25 (6.93%) Programme Management
13 24 (6.65%) Mentoring
13 24 (6.65%) SOA
14 23 (6.37%) Software Delivery
15 21 (5.82%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 140 (38.78%) Python
2 79 (21.88%) Java
3 67 (18.56%) Bash Shell
4 51 (14.13%) Ruby
5 28 (7.76%) Groovy
6 27 (7.48%) Perl
7 22 (6.09%) Go
8 20 (5.54%) JavaScript
8 20 (5.54%) SQL
9 8 (2.22%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.66%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.39%) C#
11 5 (1.39%) Java 8
12 4 (1.11%) C
12 4 (1.11%) PHP
12 4 (1.11%) Scala
13 2 (0.55%) ES6
13 2 (0.55%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (10.25%) Security Cleared
2 33 (9.14%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.88%) CCNP
3 14 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (3.60%) RHCE
5 12 (3.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 11 (3.05%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.55%) Degree
8 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.05%) QA
2 4 (1.11%) GDPR
3 3 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 181 (50.14%) Docker
2 16 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.49%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (1.39%) KVM
5 5 (1.39%) LXC
5 5 (1.39%) Xen
6 4 (1.11%) NFS
7 3 (0.83%) HDFS
7 3 (0.83%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.83%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.28%) Ceph
8 1 (0.28%) etcd
8 1 (0.28%) flannel
8 1 (0.28%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.28%) SkyDNS
8 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 221 (61.22%) Ansible
2 149 (41.27%) Terraform
3 128 (35.46%) Kubernetes
4 116 (32.13%) Puppet
5 90 (24.93%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (8.31%) Packer
7 18 (4.99%) Prometheus
8 16 (4.43%) ZABBIX
9 14 (3.88%) Docker Swarm
9 14 (3.88%) Grafana
9 14 (3.88%) Salt
10 13 (3.60%) Mesos
10 13 (3.60%) Nagios
11 12 (3.32%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (2.49%) logstash
13 8 (2.22%) Consul
13 8 (2.22%) Kibana
14 7 (1.94%) Istio
15 6 (1.66%) FreeIPA
16 3 (0.83%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 35 (9.70%) Splunk
2 31 (8.59%) Red Hat
3 28 (7.76%) SAP
4 26 (7.20%) Oracle
5 22 (6.09%) Microsoft
6 20 (5.54%) Google
7 17 (4.71%) VMware
8 16 (4.43%) New Relic
9 15 (4.16%) Qualys
10 14 (3.88%) Cisco
11 10 (2.77%) Atlassian
12 9 (2.49%) Black Duck
13 8 (2.22%) Hortonworks
14 6 (1.66%) F5
14 6 (1.66%) hybris
14 6 (1.66%) NetApp
15 5 (1.39%) Adobe
15 5 (1.39%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.39%) ServiceNow
15 5 (1.39%) Tableau