Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 523 589 617
Rank change year-on-year +66 +28 +138
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 340 272 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 238 196
England median daily rate £600 £535 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.15% -2.73% +10.00%
10th Percentile £500 £413 £444
90th Percentile £713 £663 £625
UK median daily rate £588 £535 £550
% change year-on-year +9.81% -2.73% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
England median hourly rate - £49.50 £75.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.00% -
UK median hourly rate - £49.50 £75.00
% change year-on-year - -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 90,240 89,872 93,702
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.88% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,338 59,829 61,643
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,783 2,663 3,031
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.54% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.88 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.42 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +73 245 £600 +9.09% 67
North of England -23 31 £525 -1.87% 8
East of England +10 27 £600 +9.09% 3
Midlands +4 18 £550 +64.18% 7
South East -33 17 £583 +53.80% 18
West Midlands -11 15 £550 +22.22% 6
North West -23 13 £550 +2.80% 6
Yorkshire -9 12 £525 -1.87% 1
North East -10 6 £413 -22.90% 1
East Midlands +5 3 £550 +66.67% 1
South West -23 3 £475 - 2
Senior DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 340 (100.00%) DevOps
2 203 (59.71%) Ansible
3 187 (55.00%) Amazon AWS
4 178 (52.35%) Docker
5 156 (45.88%) Agile Software Development
6 152 (44.71%) Terraform
7 145 (42.65%) Python
8 139 (40.88%) Linux
9 135 (39.71%) Jenkins
10 120 (35.29%) Configuration Management
11 114 (33.53%) Kubernetes
12 98 (28.82%) Puppet
13 85 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
14 80 (23.53%) Bash Shell
15 74 (21.76%) Java
16 71 (20.88%) Opscode Chef
17 70 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
18 65 (19.12%) Finance
19 60 (17.65%) Ruby
20 53 (15.59%) Test Automation
21 52 (15.29%) Git (software)
22 46 (13.53%) Banking
23 44 (12.94%) Scrum
24 38 (11.18%) GitLab
25 37 (10.88%) Mentoring
25 37 (10.88%) Continuous Delivery
25 37 (10.88%) Windows
26 36 (10.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 36 (10.59%) Google Cloud Platform
27 34 (10.00%) Microservices

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 21 (6.18%) Cloud Foundry
2 18 (5.29%) Apache
3 14 (4.12%) OpenStack
4 11 (3.24%) nginx
5 10 (2.94%) Apache Spark
5 10 (2.94%) Confluence
5 10 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.35%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.47%) IIS
8 3 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.59%) CMS
9 2 (0.59%) JBoss
9 2 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Distributed Ledger
1 3 (0.88%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 187 (55.00%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (10.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 31 (9.12%) GitHub
5 30 (8.82%) Serverless
6 27 (7.94%) AWS Lambda
7 26 (7.65%) PaaS
8 25 (7.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (4.71%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (4.71%) IaaS
10 13 (3.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 12 (3.53%) Amazon S3
11 12 (3.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (3.24%) npm
13 9 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (2.65%) Heroku
13 9 (2.65%) IBM Cloud
13 9 (2.65%) SaaS
14 8 (2.35%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (2.06%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.76%) Firewall
2 14 (4.12%) HTTP
3 13 (3.82%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.53%) DNS
5 11 (3.24%) SSL
6 10 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (2.65%) DSL
7 9 (2.65%) VPN
8 6 (1.76%) Kerberos
8 6 (1.76%) SSH
9 5 (1.47%) BIG-IP
9 5 (1.47%) Internet
9 5 (1.47%) Unicast
9 5 (1.47%) VLAN
10 4 (1.18%) Intranet
10 4 (1.18%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.88%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.88%) ICMP
12 2 (0.59%) DHCP
12 2 (0.59%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.06%) Hadoop
2 16 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (3.82%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (3.82%) MongoDB
4 11 (3.24%) Big Data
5 10 (2.94%) MySQL
5 10 (2.94%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.35%) Apache Hive
7 7 (2.06%) Blockchain
7 7 (2.06%) SQL Server
8 6 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (1.76%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.47%) HBase
10 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.18%) Redis
11 3 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.88%) Pentaho
11 3 (0.88%) QlikView
11 3 (0.88%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 135 (39.71%) Jenkins
2 52 (15.29%) Git (software)
3 38 (11.18%) GitLab
4 34 (10.00%) Selenium
5 24 (7.06%) Maven
6 21 (6.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 17 (5.00%) SonarQube
8 14 (4.12%) Artifactory
9 13 (3.82%) JIRA
10 12 (3.53%) Subversion
11 11 (3.24%) Ant
11 11 (3.24%) Cucumber
11 11 (3.24%) Gradle
12 9 (2.65%) Gerrit
13 8 (2.35%) TeamCity
14 7 (2.06%) Vagrant
14 7 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (1.76%) CircleCI
15 6 (1.76%) IBM UrbanCode
16 5 (1.47%) Bitbucket
General
1 65 (19.12%) Finance
2 46 (13.53%) Banking
3 25 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 21 (6.18%) Electronics
4 21 (6.18%) Manufacturing
4 21 (6.18%) Marketing
5 10 (2.94%) Retail
6 4 (1.18%) Publishing
7 3 (0.88%) Legal
8 2 (0.59%) Advertising
8 2 (0.59%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.71%) Web Services
2 27 (7.94%) Elastic Stack
3 25 (7.35%) Kafka
4 23 (6.76%) Middleware
5 17 (5.00%) Node.js
6 15 (4.41%) .NET
7 13 (3.82%) RESTful
8 11 (3.24%) LDAP
9 10 (2.94%) LAMP
10 7 (2.06%) JSON
11 6 (1.76%) Java EE
12 5 (1.47%) LAPP Stack
12 5 (1.47%) LEMP Stack
13 4 (1.18%) Ajax
13 4 (1.18%) jQuery
13 4 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (1.18%) REST
13 4 (1.18%) WebRTC
13 4 (1.18%) WebSockets
13 4 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.18%) Public Cloud
2 15 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (4.12%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.65%) Fintech
5 9 (2.65%) iPad
5 9 (2.65%) PKI
6 5 (1.47%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.47%) Clustering
7 4 (1.18%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.18%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.59%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.59%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.29%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.29%) Online Gambling
10 1 (0.29%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.29%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 139 (40.88%) Linux
2 37 (10.88%) Windows
3 36 (10.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (7.06%) CentOS
5 21 (6.18%) Unix
6 11 (3.24%) CoreOS
7 7 (2.06%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.47%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.47%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.18%) Android
10 1 (0.29%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (100.00%) DevOps
2 156 (45.88%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (35.29%) Configuration Management
4 85 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (15.59%) Test Automation
6 44 (12.94%) Scrum
7 37 (10.88%) Continuous Delivery
7 37 (10.88%) Mentoring
8 34 (10.00%) Microservices
8 34 (10.00%) Software Delivery
9 29 (8.53%) Release Management
10 27 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (7.65%) BDD
11 26 (7.65%) TDD
12 25 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (6.18%) Digital Marketing
13 21 (6.18%) Open Source
13 21 (6.18%) Programme Management
14 20 (5.88%) Kanban
15 19 (5.59%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 145 (42.65%) Python
2 80 (23.53%) Bash Shell
3 74 (21.76%) Java
4 60 (17.65%) Ruby
5 34 (10.00%) Groovy
6 21 (6.18%) Go
6 21 (6.18%) Perl
7 17 (5.00%) JavaScript
8 15 (4.41%) PowerShell
8 15 (4.41%) SQL
9 6 (1.76%) Java 8
9 6 (1.76%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.47%) C
11 3 (0.88%) C#
11 3 (0.88%) PHP
11 3 (0.88%) Scala
12 2 (0.59%) C++
12 2 (0.59%) ES6
12 2 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.06%) Degree
4 6 (1.76%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.29%) CCNA
5 1 (0.29%) CCSA
5 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.29%) CISM
5 1 (0.29%) CISSP
5 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.35%) QA
2 4 (1.18%) GDPR
2 4 (1.18%) SLA
3 3 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) PSD2
System Software
1 178 (52.35%) Docker
2 13 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (1.76%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.47%) KVM
5 5 (1.47%) LXC
5 5 (1.47%) NFS
5 5 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.47%) Xen
6 3 (0.88%) HDFS
6 3 (0.88%) vCloud
7 2 (0.59%) Ceph
7 2 (0.59%) etcd
7 2 (0.59%) flannel
7 2 (0.59%) GlusterFS
7 2 (0.59%) SkyDNS
7 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 203 (59.71%) Ansible
2 152 (44.71%) Terraform
3 114 (33.53%) Kubernetes
4 98 (28.82%) Puppet
5 71 (20.88%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (7.65%) Packer
7 23 (6.76%) Mesos
8 15 (4.41%) Consul
9 13 (3.82%) Kibana
10 12 (3.53%) logstash
10 12 (3.53%) Prometheus
10 12 (3.53%) Salt
11 10 (2.94%) Nagios
11 10 (2.94%) ZABBIX
12 8 (2.35%) Grafana
13 7 (2.06%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (2.06%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (1.47%) Ambari
14 5 (1.47%) Marathon
15 3 (0.88%) Oozie
Vendors
1 28 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.06%) SAP
3 18 (5.29%) Red Hat
3 18 (5.29%) Splunk
4 16 (4.71%) VMware
5 14 (4.12%) Hortonworks
6 13 (3.82%) Google
7 10 (2.94%) IBM
8 9 (2.65%) Oracle
9 7 (2.06%) Cloudera
10 6 (1.76%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.76%) NetApp
11 5 (1.47%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.47%) F5
11 5 (1.47%) New Relic
12 4 (1.18%) Citrix
12 4 (1.18%) hybris
13 3 (0.88%) Adobe
13 3 (0.88%) Cognos
13 3 (0.88%) Tableau