Period
to 21 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 October 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 469 512 585
Rank change year-on-year +43 +73 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 334 379 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.43% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 277 240
England median daily rate £600 £575 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +6.98% -0.46%
10th Percentile £492 £475 £425
90th Percentile £700 £700 £663
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £538
% change year-on-year +4.35% +6.98% -0.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
England median hourly rate - - £49.50
UK median hourly rate - - £49.50

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 72,985 88,599 86,739
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.09% 94.72% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,493 58,995 57,516
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,522 2,800 2,549
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +12.68% -5.08% +3.54%

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 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 +26 188 £600 - 69
South East +56 50 £575 - 15
North of England +44 45 £550 - 17
South West +6 27 £600 +29.73% 3
North West +24 21 £550 -2.22% 9
Yorkshire +41 18 £550 - 8
East of England +11 14 £619 +3.17% 6
Midlands +40 9 £625 +13.64% 11
West Midlands +26 8 £641 +16.45% 2
North East +13 6 £382 -27.24%
East Midlands +23 1 £425 -22.73% 9
Senior DevOps
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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.

1 334 (100.00%) DevOps
2 212 (63.47%) AWS
3 182 (54.49%) Kubernetes
4 181 (54.19%) Docker
5 164 (49.10%) Terraform
6 163 (48.80%) Ansible
7 159 (47.60%) Jenkins
8 150 (44.91%) Linux
9 147 (44.01%) Agile Software Development
10 103 (30.84%) Azure
11 97 (29.04%) Python
12 80 (23.95%) Java
13 77 (23.05%) Git (software)
13 77 (23.05%) Continuous Integration
14 76 (22.75%) Opscode Chef
15 75 (22.46%) Infrastructure as Code
16 71 (21.26%) Configuration Management
17 67 (20.06%) Security Cleared
18 66 (19.76%) Puppet
19 61 (18.26%) GCP
20 55 (16.47%) Scrum
21 53 (15.87%) Bash Shell
22 52 (15.57%) AWS CloudFormation
23 49 (14.67%) Microservices
23 49 (14.67%) Finance
24 48 (14.37%) Windows
25 45 (13.47%) Test Automation
26 44 (13.17%) SC Cleared
27 42 (12.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 40 (11.98%) JIRA

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 19 (5.69%) Confluence
2 16 (4.79%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.69%) Drupal
3 9 (2.69%) OpenStack
4 7 (2.10%) Apache
5 6 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.50%) JBoss
7 4 (1.20%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.20%) IIS
7 4 (1.20%) nginx
8 3 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.30%) Mule
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.80%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.30%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 212 (63.47%) AWS
2 103 (30.84%) Azure
3 61 (18.26%) GCP
4 52 (15.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 25 (7.49%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (7.49%) Serverless
6 24 (7.19%) Amazon S3
6 24 (7.19%) AWS Lambda
6 24 (7.19%) OpenShift
7 23 (6.89%) GitHub
8 19 (5.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 13 (3.89%) Amazon EKS
10 12 (3.59%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (3.59%) PaaS
10 12 (3.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 9 (2.69%) Amazon ECS
11 9 (2.69%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (2.69%) Datadog
12 8 (2.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.69%) Firewall
2 8 (2.40%) VPN
3 7 (2.10%) SSH
3 7 (2.10%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.80%) DNS
4 6 (1.80%) HTTP
5 5 (1.50%) DSL
6 4 (1.20%) DHCP
6 4 (1.20%) FTP
6 4 (1.20%) IPsec
6 4 (1.20%) SSL
7 3 (0.90%) DMZ
7 3 (0.90%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.60%) Internet
8 2 (0.60%) Network Security
9 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.49%) Big Data
2 20 (5.99%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (5.09%) MySQL
4 12 (3.59%) SQL Server
5 11 (3.29%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (3.29%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.69%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (2.10%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.10%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.80%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.50%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.90%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.60%) Geospatial Data
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon Athena
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon Aurora
12 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.30%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 159 (47.60%) Jenkins
2 77 (23.05%) Git (software)
3 40 (11.98%) JIRA
4 24 (7.19%) Selenium
5 22 (6.59%) SonarQube
5 22 (6.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 18 (5.39%) Artifactory
6 18 (5.39%) GitLab
6 18 (5.39%) Visual Studio Team System
7 17 (5.09%) Bitbucket
8 16 (4.79%) Maven
8 16 (4.79%) Subversion
9 15 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (4.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (3.29%) TeamCity
11 11 (3.29%) Travis CI
12 9 (2.69%) CircleCI
13 8 (2.40%) Bitbucket Server
14 7 (2.10%) Vagrant
15 6 (1.80%) MSBuild
General
1 49 (14.67%) Finance
2 31 (9.28%) Public Sector
3 23 (6.89%) Banking
4 17 (5.09%) Retail
5 10 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.69%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.69%) Marketing
7 8 (2.40%) Electronics
8 5 (1.50%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.20%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.20%) Police
10 3 (0.90%) Automotive
11 2 (0.60%) Games
12 1 (0.30%) Advertising
12 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.18%) .NET
2 21 (6.29%) Elastic Stack
2 21 (6.29%) Node.js
3 19 (5.69%) Web Services
4 14 (4.19%) Kafka
5 10 (2.99%) AngularJS
6 9 (2.69%) RESTful
7 8 (2.40%) React
7 8 (2.40%) Spring
8 7 (2.10%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.10%) JSON
8 7 (2.10%) React Native
9 4 (1.20%) .NET Core
9 4 (1.20%) Lambda Expressions
10 3 (0.90%) REST
10 3 (0.90%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.60%) Gearman
11 2 (0.60%) jQuery
11 2 (0.60%) Middleware
11 2 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.19%) Public Cloud
2 7 (2.10%) Enterprise Cloud
3 6 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.20%) Clustering
5 4 (1.20%) Hedge funds
6 3 (0.90%) Cloud Native
6 3 (0.90%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.90%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.60%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.60%) Equities
7 2 (0.60%) Equity Risk
7 2 (0.60%) Online Gambling
7 2 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.30%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.30%) EPoS
8 1 (0.30%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 150 (44.91%) Linux
2 48 (14.37%) Windows
3 42 (12.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (7.49%) CentOS
5 21 (6.29%) Ubuntu
6 17 (5.09%) Unix
7 15 (4.49%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.80%) CoreOS
8 6 (1.80%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.90%) Debian
9 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.30%) Android
11 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.30%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.30%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.30%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.30%) VMS
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (100.00%) DevOps
2 147 (44.01%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (23.05%) Continuous Integration
4 75 (22.46%) Infrastructure as Code
5 71 (21.26%) Configuration Management
6 55 (16.47%) Scrum
7 49 (14.67%) Microservices
8 45 (13.47%) Test Automation
9 29 (8.68%) Project Delivery
10 27 (8.08%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (7.49%) Migration
11 25 (7.49%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 24 (7.19%) Deployment Automation
13 23 (6.89%) Open Source
13 23 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (6.59%) Kanban
15 20 (5.99%) Mentoring
16 19 (5.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 18 (5.39%) Software Engineering
18 17 (5.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 97 (29.04%) Python
2 80 (23.95%) Java
3 53 (15.87%) Bash Shell
4 25 (7.49%) SQL
5 22 (6.59%) PowerShell
6 21 (6.29%) C#
6 21 (6.29%) Go
6 21 (6.29%) Shell Script
7 20 (5.99%) Ruby
8 17 (5.09%) Groovy
9 14 (4.19%) JavaScript
10 10 (2.99%) Java 8
11 9 (2.69%) Scala
12 5 (1.50%) Perl
13 3 (0.90%) PHP
13 3 (0.90%) Rust
14 1 (0.30%) C
14 1 (0.30%) C++
14 1 (0.30%) ES6
14 1 (0.30%) F#
Qualifications
1 67 (20.06%) Security Cleared
2 44 (13.17%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.19%) Degree
4 11 (3.29%) AWS Certification
5 6 (1.80%) RHCE
6 4 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.90%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.30%) ISEB
9 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.30%) MCSA
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.30%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.80%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.30%) GDPR
2 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.30%) NIST
2 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 181 (54.19%) Docker
2 8 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (2.10%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.80%) LXC
5 5 (1.50%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.50%) Gluster
5 5 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.20%) vSphere
7 3 (0.90%) XenApp
8 1 (0.30%) etcd
8 1 (0.30%) PowerDNS
8 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 182 (54.49%) Kubernetes
2 164 (49.10%) Terraform
3 163 (48.80%) Ansible
4 76 (22.75%) Opscode Chef
5 66 (19.76%) Puppet
6 30 (8.98%) Prometheus
7 21 (6.29%) Grafana
8 20 (5.99%) Consul
9 19 (5.69%) Nagios
9 19 (5.69%) Packer
10 13 (3.89%) Salt
11 12 (3.59%) Mesos
12 11 (3.29%) Marathon
13 8 (2.40%) ZABBIX
14 6 (1.80%) CloudForms
14 6 (1.80%) Docker Swarm
15 5 (1.50%) HAProxy
15 5 (1.50%) Kibana
16 3 (0.90%) FreeIPA
16 3 (0.90%) Graphite
Vendors
1 36 (10.78%) Google
2 22 (6.59%) Splunk
3 15 (4.49%) Red Hat
4 14 (4.19%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.99%) SAP
6 8 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.10%) Sparx
8 6 (1.80%) VMware
9 5 (1.50%) AppDynamics
9 5 (1.50%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.50%) Black Duck
9 5 (1.50%) Oracle
10 4 (1.20%) Coverity
10 4 (1.20%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.90%) Citrix
11 3 (0.90%) New Relic
11 3 (0.90%) Veracode
12 2 (0.60%) F5
13 1 (0.30%) SevOne
13 1 (0.30%) WorldPay