Period
to 19 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 503 558 521
Rank change year-on-year +55 -37 +169
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 377 317 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.34% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.36% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 274 295
England median daily rate £600 £539 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.37% -0.23% +2.08%
10th Percentile £475 £407 £425
90th Percentile £710 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £588 £538 £540
% change year-on-year +9.30% -0.46% +2.86%
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 £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 89,465 88,511 92,375
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,822 58,950 60,873
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,744 2,624 2,989
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.56 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.34% +0.34% +2.78%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.89 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.95 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

Senior DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps in England

Senior DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior DevOps in England

Senior DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior DevOps in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior DevOps in England

Senior DevOps
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 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior DevOps in England

Senior DevOps
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 19 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 +48 265 £600 +9.09% 84
North of England -16 37 £550 +2.80% 8
East of England +18 29 £600 +9.09% 4
South East -31 22 £575 +50.33% 18
Midlands -9 19 £550 +61.76% 8
West Midlands -11 16 £550 +22.22% 7
North West -17 15 £575 +7.48% 6
Yorkshire -18 12 £525 -1.87% 1
North East -5 10 £525 -1.87% 1
South West -27 6 £450 +0.56% 2
East Midlands +2 3 £550 +64.18% 1
Senior DevOps
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, Senior DevOps 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 in the job title.

1 377 (100.00%) DevOps
2 227 (60.21%) Ansible
3 208 (55.17%) Amazon AWS
4 196 (51.99%) Docker
5 175 (46.42%) Agile Software Development
6 169 (44.83%) Terraform
7 157 (41.64%) Python
8 153 (40.58%) Linux
9 146 (38.73%) Jenkins
10 128 (33.95%) Configuration Management
11 123 (32.63%) Kubernetes
12 117 (31.03%) Puppet
13 89 (23.61%) Continuous Integration
14 88 (23.34%) Opscode Chef
15 87 (23.08%) Bash Shell
16 85 (22.55%) Microsoft Azure
17 79 (20.95%) Java
18 74 (19.63%) Finance
19 59 (15.65%) Ruby
20 58 (15.38%) Git (software)
21 57 (15.12%) Test Automation
22 50 (13.26%) Scrum
23 48 (12.73%) Windows
24 44 (11.67%) Banking
24 44 (11.67%) Google Cloud Platform
25 42 (11.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 41 (10.88%) Continuous Delivery
27 40 (10.61%) Mentoring
28 38 (10.08%) Microservices
29 37 (9.81%) GitLab

Senior DevOps 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 (5.31%) Cloud Foundry
2 17 (4.51%) Apache
3 15 (3.98%) OpenStack
4 14 (3.71%) Apache Spark
5 11 (2.92%) Confluence
5 11 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (2.92%) nginx
6 9 (2.39%) IIS
7 7 (1.86%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.80%) CMS
9 2 (0.53%) JBoss
9 2 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Distributed Ledger
1 3 (0.80%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 208 (55.17%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (22.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (11.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 36 (9.55%) Serverless
5 33 (8.75%) AWS Lambda
6 31 (8.22%) AWS CloudFormation
7 30 (7.96%) GitHub
8 28 (7.43%) PaaS
9 20 (5.31%) IaaS
10 18 (4.77%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (3.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (3.71%) Amazon S3
13 13 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (2.65%) npm
14 10 (2.65%) Route 53
15 9 (2.39%) SaaS
16 8 (2.12%) Amazon SQS
16 8 (2.12%) Heroku
16 8 (2.12%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.90%) Firewall
2 17 (4.51%) HTTP
3 15 (3.98%) TCP/IP
4 13 (3.45%) DNS
4 13 (3.45%) SSL
5 12 (3.18%) VPN
6 10 (2.65%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (2.39%) DSL
8 8 (2.12%) Kerberos
9 6 (1.59%) SSH
10 5 (1.33%) BIG-IP
10 5 (1.33%) HTTPS
10 5 (1.33%) Internet
10 5 (1.33%) Unicast
10 5 (1.33%) VLAN
11 4 (1.06%) Intranet
11 4 (1.06%) NetScaler
12 3 (0.80%) DHCP
12 3 (0.80%) ICMP
12 3 (0.80%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 18 (4.77%) MongoDB
3 16 (4.24%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (3.98%) NoSQL
5 14 (3.71%) Big Data
5 14 (3.71%) SQL Server
6 13 (3.45%) MySQL
7 11 (2.92%) Apache Hive
8 8 (2.12%) HBase
9 7 (1.86%) Blockchain
9 7 (1.86%) Redis
10 6 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.59%) Sqoop
11 5 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.33%) Pentaho
11 5 (1.33%) QlikView
11 5 (1.33%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.06%) Amazon Aurora
12 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 146 (38.73%) Jenkins
2 58 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 37 (9.81%) GitLab
4 33 (8.75%) Selenium
5 25 (6.63%) Maven
6 22 (5.84%) Sonatype Nexus
7 16 (4.24%) SonarQube
8 15 (3.98%) Artifactory
8 15 (3.98%) JIRA
9 14 (3.71%) Subversion
10 12 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (2.92%) Cucumber
11 11 (2.92%) Gradle
12 10 (2.65%) Ant
12 10 (2.65%) TeamCity
13 8 (2.12%) Gerrit
14 7 (1.86%) Vagrant
14 7 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (1.59%) CircleCI
15 6 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 74 (19.63%) Finance
2 44 (11.67%) Banking
3 25 (6.63%) Telecoms
4 21 (5.57%) Electronics
4 21 (5.57%) Manufacturing
4 21 (5.57%) Marketing
5 10 (2.65%) Retail
6 5 (1.33%) Legal
7 3 (0.80%) Advertising
7 3 (0.80%) Publishing
8 2 (0.53%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Games
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.02%) Web Services
2 28 (7.43%) Elastic Stack
3 27 (7.16%) .NET
3 27 (7.16%) Kafka
4 24 (6.37%) Middleware
5 18 (4.77%) Node.js
6 13 (3.45%) LDAP
6 13 (3.45%) RESTful
7 9 (2.39%) LAMP
8 8 (2.12%) HTML
9 7 (1.86%) jQuery
9 7 (1.86%) JSON
10 6 (1.59%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.59%) Java EE
11 5 (1.33%) LAPP Stack
11 5 (1.33%) LEMP Stack
11 5 (1.33%) OAuth
11 5 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (1.33%) REST
11 5 (1.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.37%) Public Cloud
2 15 (3.98%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.39%) PKI
5 8 (2.12%) Fintech
5 8 (2.12%) iPad
6 5 (1.33%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.33%) Clustering
7 4 (1.06%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.06%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.80%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.53%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.27%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 153 (40.58%) Linux
2 48 (12.73%) Windows
3 42 (11.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (7.69%) CentOS
5 21 (5.57%) Unix
6 11 (2.92%) CoreOS
7 7 (1.86%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.33%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.33%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.06%) Android
9 4 (1.06%) Debian
10 1 (0.27%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (100.00%) DevOps
2 175 (46.42%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (33.95%) Configuration Management
4 89 (23.61%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (15.12%) Test Automation
6 50 (13.26%) Scrum
7 41 (10.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 40 (10.61%) Mentoring
9 38 (10.08%) Microservices
10 37 (9.81%) Software Delivery
11 32 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
12 29 (7.69%) Release Management
13 27 (7.16%) BDD
13 27 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
13 27 (7.16%) TDD
14 26 (6.90%) Kanban
15 25 (6.63%) Open Source
16 23 (6.10%) Software Engineering
17 21 (5.57%) Digital Marketing
17 21 (5.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (41.64%) Python
2 87 (23.08%) Bash Shell
3 79 (20.95%) Java
4 59 (15.65%) Ruby
5 34 (9.02%) Groovy
6 26 (6.90%) SQL
7 24 (6.37%) JavaScript
8 23 (6.10%) PowerShell
9 22 (5.84%) Go
9 22 (5.84%) Perl
10 12 (3.18%) C#
11 6 (1.59%) C++
11 6 (1.59%) Java 8
11 6 (1.59%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.33%) C
12 5 (1.33%) Scala
13 3 (0.80%) PHP
14 2 (0.53%) ES6
14 2 (0.53%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 30 (7.96%) Security Cleared
2 27 (7.16%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.12%) Degree
4 6 (1.59%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.27%) CCNA
7 1 (0.27%) CCSA
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.27%) CISM
7 1 (0.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.12%) QA
2 6 (1.59%) GDPR
3 5 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.06%) SLA
5 3 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.53%) PSD2
System Software
1 196 (51.99%) Docker
2 16 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (1.59%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.59%) HDFS
5 5 (1.33%) KVM
5 5 (1.33%) LXC
5 5 (1.33%) NFS
5 5 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.33%) Xen
6 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.80%) vCloud
7 2 (0.53%) Ceph
7 2 (0.53%) etcd
7 2 (0.53%) flannel
7 2 (0.53%) GlusterFS
7 2 (0.53%) SkyDNS
7 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.27%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 227 (60.21%) Ansible
2 169 (44.83%) Terraform
3 123 (32.63%) Kubernetes
4 117 (31.03%) Puppet
5 88 (23.34%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (7.43%) Packer
7 21 (5.57%) Mesos
8 14 (3.71%) Consul
8 14 (3.71%) Kibana
8 14 (3.71%) Salt
9 13 (3.45%) logstash
10 12 (3.18%) Prometheus
11 11 (2.92%) ZABBIX
12 10 (2.65%) Nagios
13 9 (2.39%) Single Sign-On
14 8 (2.12%) Ambari
14 8 (2.12%) Grafana
15 7 (1.86%) Docker Swarm
16 6 (1.59%) Hadoop YARN
16 6 (1.59%) Oozie
Vendors
1 29 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.37%) SAP
3 23 (6.10%) Red Hat
4 22 (5.84%) Google
5 19 (5.04%) VMware
6 18 (4.77%) Splunk
7 17 (4.51%) Hortonworks
8 9 (2.39%) Cloudera
8 9 (2.39%) IBM
8 9 (2.39%) Oracle
9 6 (1.59%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.59%) NetApp
10 5 (1.33%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.33%) Cognos
10 5 (1.33%) F5
10 5 (1.33%) New Relic
10 5 (1.33%) Tableau
11 4 (1.06%) Citrix
11 4 (1.06%) hybris
12 3 (0.80%) Adobe