Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 527 620 591
Rank change year-on-year +93 -29 +153
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 361 216 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.25% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 187 227
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £467 £431 £444
90th Percentile £713 £675 £625
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 89,089 86,235 94,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.91% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,169 56,831 62,686
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,867 2,565 2,875
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.41% -1.58% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.75 £10.42
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +5.56%

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018. 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 +73 251 £588 +6.82% 40
North of England +4 44 £550 +2.80% 6
East of England +15 22 £600 +9.09% 3
North West -13 21 £575 +7.48% 6
Midlands -17 18 £538 +7.50% 7
South East -12 17 £590 +27.57% 11
Yorkshire -9 16 £550 +2.80%
West Midlands -21 15 £525 - 6
South West +4 9 £500 +25.00% 2
North East -4 7 £400 -25.23%
East Midlands -2 3 £550 +10.00% 1
Senior DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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
2 217 (60.11%) Docker
3 209 (57.89%) Ansible
4 202 (55.96%) Amazon AWS
5 185 (51.25%) Linux
6 176 (48.75%) Python
7 175 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
8 164 (45.43%) Terraform
9 160 (44.32%) Jenkins
10 143 (39.61%) Configuration Management
11 131 (36.29%) Puppet
12 130 (36.01%) Kubernetes
13 102 (28.25%) Bash Shell
13 102 (28.25%) Continuous Integration
14 83 (22.99%) Git (software)
14 83 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
15 81 (22.44%) Ruby
16 78 (21.61%) Microsoft Azure
17 74 (20.50%) Java
18 65 (18.01%) Finance
19 57 (15.79%) Scrum
19 57 (15.79%) Test Automation
20 56 (15.51%) Google Cloud Platform
21 49 (13.57%) Banking
22 46 (12.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 46 (12.74%) Microservices
23 44 (12.19%) Groovy
24 43 (11.91%) GitLab
25 42 (11.63%) Security Cleared
26 41 (11.36%) Windows

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 32 (8.86%) Cloud Foundry
2 17 (4.71%) nginx
3 16 (4.43%) Apache
4 15 (4.16%) Tomcat
5 14 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (3.60%) Confluence
6 13 (3.60%) OpenStack
7 8 (2.22%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.66%) IIS
8 6 (1.66%) JBoss
9 4 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.83%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.55%) CMS
11 2 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.55%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 202 (55.96%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (21.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (15.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 41 (11.36%) GitHub
5 35 (9.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 22 (6.09%) Serverless
7 21 (5.82%) npm
7 21 (5.82%) PaaS
8 19 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
9 18 (4.99%) Heroku
10 17 (4.71%) IBM Cloud
11 14 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (3.60%) IaaS
13 11 (3.05%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (2.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (1.94%) Amazon S3
15 7 (1.94%) Slack
16 6 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (1.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.09%) Firewall
2 20 (5.54%) Intrusion Detection
3 17 (4.71%) HTTP
4 15 (4.16%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.32%) SSL
6 10 (2.77%) DNS
7 7 (1.94%) DSL
7 7 (1.94%) VPN
8 6 (1.66%) Internet
9 5 (1.39%) SSH
9 5 (1.39%) Unicast
10 4 (1.11%) BIG-IP
10 4 (1.11%) Intranet
10 4 (1.11%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.11%) VLAN
11 3 (0.83%) DHCP
11 3 (0.83%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.83%) IPsec
11 3 (0.83%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (5.54%) MongoDB
3 18 (4.99%) Hadoop
4 15 (4.16%) NoSQL
4 15 (4.16%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.60%) Big Data
6 12 (3.32%) MySQL
7 8 (2.22%) RDBMS
7 8 (2.22%) Redis
8 7 (1.94%) Apache Hive
8 7 (1.94%) Blockchain
9 5 (1.39%) HBase
10 4 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.11%) SQL Server
11 3 (0.83%) Pentaho
11 3 (0.83%) QlikView
11 3 (0.83%) Sqoop
12 2 (0.55%) Apache Kudu
Development Applications
1 160 (44.32%) Jenkins
2 83 (22.99%) Git (software)
3 43 (11.91%) GitLab
4 34 (9.42%) Maven
5 31 (8.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 29 (8.03%) Selenium
7 28 (7.76%) SonarQube
8 25 (6.93%) Artifactory
9 23 (6.37%) Ant
10 18 (4.99%) Gerrit
11 15 (4.16%) JIRA
12 13 (3.60%) Vagrant
13 12 (3.32%) TeamCity
14 10 (2.77%) Subversion
14 10 (2.77%) Travis CI
15 8 (2.22%) CircleCI
15 8 (2.22%) Gradle
15 8 (2.22%) IBM UrbanCode
16 6 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 6 (1.66%) Cucumber
General
1 65 (18.01%) Finance
2 49 (13.57%) Banking
3 19 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.71%) Marketing
5 16 (4.43%) Electronics
5 16 (4.43%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.66%) Retail
7 3 (0.83%) Legal
8 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.55%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.97%) Web Services
2 29 (8.03%) Kafka
3 25 (6.93%) Node.js
4 23 (6.37%) Elastic Stack
5 18 (4.99%) .NET
6 16 (4.43%) Middleware
7 10 (2.77%) LAMP
8 9 (2.49%) RESTful
9 8 (2.22%) LDAP
10 7 (1.94%) Java EE
11 6 (1.66%) XML
12 5 (1.39%) Ajax
12 5 (1.39%) AngularJS
12 5 (1.39%) jQuery
12 5 (1.39%) JSON
12 5 (1.39%) LAPP Stack
12 5 (1.39%) LEMP Stack
12 5 (1.39%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (1.39%) WebRTC
12 5 (1.39%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.37%) Public Cloud
2 19 (5.26%) iPad
3 18 (4.99%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (3.88%) Fintech
6 12 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.49%) PKI
8 8 (2.22%) Clustering
9 7 (1.94%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.39%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.11%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.11%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.55%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (0.55%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.55%) Thin Client
13 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.28%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.28%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 185 (51.25%) Linux
2 46 (12.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 41 (11.36%) Windows
4 35 (9.70%) CentOS
5 22 (6.09%) CoreOS
6 17 (4.71%) Unix
7 13 (3.60%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.11%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.55%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (100.00%) DevOps
2 175 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (39.61%) Configuration Management
4 102 (28.25%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (15.79%) Scrum
5 57 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 46 (12.74%) Microservices
7 40 (11.08%) Continuous Delivery
8 37 (10.25%) Mentoring
9 34 (9.42%) E-Commerce
9 34 (9.42%) Software Delivery
10 28 (7.76%) BDD
10 28 (7.76%) Release Management
11 27 (7.48%) Open Source
11 27 (7.48%) TDD
12 21 (5.82%) Security Hardening
13 20 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (5.54%) Load Balancing
14 19 (5.26%) Software Engineering
15 18 (4.99%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 176 (48.75%) Python
2 102 (28.25%) Bash Shell
3 81 (22.44%) Ruby
4 74 (20.50%) Java
5 44 (12.19%) Groovy
6 30 (8.31%) Perl
7 29 (8.03%) JavaScript
8 21 (5.82%) Go
9 13 (3.60%) SQL
10 11 (3.05%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.22%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.66%) C++
13 3 (0.83%) C
13 3 (0.83%) C#
13 3 (0.83%) Java 8
14 2 (0.55%) ES6
14 2 (0.55%) PHP
14 2 (0.55%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.80%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.77%) Degree
4 2 (0.55%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.28%) CCNA
5 1 (0.28%) CCSA
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.28%) CISM
5 1 (0.28%) CISSP
5 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.14%) GCP
2 4 (1.11%) GDPR
2 4 (1.11%) SLA
3 3 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.55%) QA
5 1 (0.28%) PSD2
System Software
1 217 (60.11%) Docker
2 19 (5.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 16 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.66%) KVM
5 6 (1.66%) LXC
6 4 (1.11%) NFS
6 4 (1.11%) Xen
7 3 (0.83%) HDFS
7 3 (0.83%) OpenAM
7 3 (0.83%) vCloud
8 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.55%) Ceph
8 2 (0.55%) etcd
8 2 (0.55%) flannel
8 2 (0.55%) GlusterFS
8 2 (0.55%) SkyDNS
8 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.28%) Squid
9 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 209 (57.89%) Ansible
2 164 (45.43%) Terraform
3 131 (36.29%) Puppet
4 130 (36.01%) Kubernetes
5 83 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (9.70%) Mesos
7 28 (7.76%) Packer
8 24 (6.65%) Consul
9 16 (4.43%) Salt
10 13 (3.60%) Prometheus
11 12 (3.32%) Nagios
12 9 (2.49%) Kibana
12 9 (2.49%) ZABBIX
13 8 (2.22%) Grafana
13 8 (2.22%) logstash
14 7 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
15 6 (1.66%) Docker Swarm
15 6 (1.66%) Marathon
16 5 (1.39%) Ambari
17 3 (0.83%) Oozie
Vendors
1 31 (8.59%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.76%) Google
3 24 (6.65%) Hortonworks
4 19 (5.26%) SAP
4 19 (5.26%) VMware
5 18 (4.99%) IBM
6 17 (4.71%) Red Hat
7 16 (4.43%) Splunk
8 7 (1.94%) Cloudera
8 7 (1.94%) New Relic
8 7 (1.94%) Oracle
9 6 (1.66%) Citrix
9 6 (1.66%) NetApp
10 5 (1.39%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.11%) Adobe
11 4 (1.11%) F5
11 4 (1.11%) hybris
11 4 (1.11%) Sybase
12 3 (0.83%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.83%) Tableau