Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 465 488 551
Rank change year-on-year +23 +63 +104
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 417 399 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.46% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 338 242
England median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - +6.80%
10th Percentile £494 £413 £425
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +8.27%
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
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 18 January 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 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 +40 292 £600 +6.90% 62
South East -11 37 £575 +15.00% 14
North of England -42 27 £600 +12.15% 6
East of England +21 24 £600 +9.09% 3
Midlands -15 20 £550 +61.76% 7
West Midlands -3 19 £550 -11.29% 4
South West -24 17 £475 +6.15% 10
North West -9 12 £600 +12.15% 4
Yorkshire -31 10 £525 -1.87% 2
North East -18 5 £600 +12.15%
East Midlands -11 1 £475 +39.71% 3
Senior DevOps
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 417 (100.00%) DevOps
2 250 (59.95%) Ansible
3 233 (55.88%) Amazon AWS
4 207 (49.64%) Jenkins
5 200 (47.96%) Docker
6 168 (40.29%) Terraform
7 167 (40.05%) Linux
8 162 (38.85%) Python
8 162 (38.85%) Agile Software Development
9 142 (34.05%) Puppet
10 139 (33.33%) Kubernetes
11 119 (28.54%) Configuration Management
12 115 (27.58%) Opscode Chef
13 95 (22.78%) Git (software)
14 92 (22.06%) Microsoft Azure
15 87 (20.86%) Java
16 86 (20.62%) Continuous Integration
17 83 (19.90%) Finance
18 77 (18.47%) Bash Shell
19 61 (14.63%) Test Automation
20 60 (14.39%) Sonatype Nexus
21 56 (13.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 56 (13.43%) Ruby
22 52 (12.47%) Scrum
23 47 (11.27%) Windows
24 46 (11.03%) Security Cleared
25 45 (10.79%) Banking
26 44 (10.55%) Red Hat
26 44 (10.55%) Splunk
26 44 (10.55%) Google Cloud Platform

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 21 (5.04%) Confluence
2 18 (4.32%) nginx
3 17 (4.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 16 (3.84%) Apache
5 12 (2.88%) Apache Spark
5 12 (2.88%) IIS
6 11 (2.64%) OpenStack
7 9 (2.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (1.20%) CMS
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (1.20%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.20%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.72%) Jetty
10 3 (0.72%) Mongrel
10 3 (0.72%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.48%) Anypoint
11 2 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.48%) Mule
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 233 (55.88%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (22.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (10.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 38 (9.11%) Serverless
5 35 (8.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 33 (7.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 32 (7.67%) AWS Lambda
7 32 (7.67%) Datadog
8 27 (6.47%) PaaS
9 25 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
10 23 (5.52%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (5.52%) GitHub
11 18 (4.32%) Amazon S3
11 18 (4.32%) IaaS
12 17 (4.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 17 (4.08%) Amazon ELB
13 14 (3.36%) Route 53
14 10 (2.40%) Google App Engine
14 10 (2.40%) OpenShift
15 9 (2.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.91%) VPN
2 30 (7.19%) Firewall
3 20 (4.80%) Cisco Nexus
3 20 (4.80%) HTTP
4 17 (4.08%) DNS
5 16 (3.84%) DSL
6 15 (3.60%) Network Security
7 14 (3.36%) SSL
7 14 (3.36%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.92%) Kerberos
8 8 (1.92%) VLAN
9 6 (1.44%) BIG-IP
9 6 (1.44%) Internet
9 6 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (1.44%) OpenVPN
10 5 (1.20%) HTTPS
10 5 (1.20%) Unicast
11 4 (0.96%) DHCP
11 4 (0.96%) FTP
11 4 (0.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.19%) Amazon RDS
2 25 (6.00%) Hadoop
3 21 (5.04%) MongoDB
3 21 (5.04%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (3.60%) Amazon Aurora
4 15 (3.60%) MySQL
5 14 (3.36%) NoSQL
5 14 (3.36%) SQL Server
6 12 (2.88%) Amazon Redshift
6 12 (2.88%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (2.40%) Big Data
8 9 (2.16%) Redis
9 8 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (1.92%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.44%) HBase
10 6 (1.44%) Sqoop
11 5 (1.20%) MariaDB
11 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (1.20%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 207 (49.64%) Jenkins
2 95 (22.78%) Git (software)
3 60 (14.39%) Sonatype Nexus
4 42 (10.07%) Selenium
5 39 (9.35%) Maven
6 35 (8.39%) JIRA
7 33 (7.91%) GitLab
8 25 (6.00%) Subversion
9 22 (5.28%) SonarQube
10 17 (4.08%) Gradle
11 15 (3.60%) Cucumber
12 11 (2.64%) Artifactory
12 11 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (2.16%) TeamCity
14 9 (2.16%) Vagrant
15 8 (1.92%) JUnit
16 7 (1.68%) GoCD
16 7 (1.68%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 83 (19.90%) Finance
2 45 (10.79%) Banking
3 32 (7.67%) Telecoms
4 28 (6.71%) Marketing
5 26 (6.24%) Electronics
5 26 (6.24%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.16%) Retail
7 5 (1.20%) Advertising
7 5 (1.20%) Legal
8 3 (0.72%) Publishing
9 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.43%) Elastic Stack
2 28 (6.71%) Web Services
3 27 (6.47%) .NET
3 27 (6.47%) Middleware
4 23 (5.52%) Kafka
5 17 (4.08%) RESTful
6 15 (3.60%) LDAP
6 15 (3.60%) Node.js
7 8 (1.92%) HTML
7 8 (1.92%) OAuth
8 7 (1.68%) jQuery
8 7 (1.68%) SAML
8 7 (1.68%) WebSockets
9 6 (1.44%) .NET Core
9 6 (1.44%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.44%) J2EE
9 6 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (1.20%) LAPP Stack
10 5 (1.20%) LEMP Stack
10 5 (1.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.28%) Public Cloud
2 19 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (2.64%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.16%) PKI
5 8 (1.92%) iPad
6 7 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.44%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.44%) Fintech
8 4 (0.96%) Clustering
8 4 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.96%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (0.72%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.72%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.72%) User Experience
10 2 (0.48%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.48%) Smart Home
11 1 (0.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 167 (40.05%) Linux
2 56 (13.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 47 (11.27%) Windows
4 26 (6.24%) Unix
5 18 (4.32%) CentOS
6 6 (1.44%) CoreOS
6 6 (1.44%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.96%) Android
8 4 (0.96%) Debian
8 4 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.72%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.48%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.24%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (100.00%) DevOps
2 162 (38.85%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (28.54%) Configuration Management
4 86 (20.62%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (14.63%) Test Automation
6 52 (12.47%) Scrum
7 41 (9.83%) Continuous Delivery
8 40 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (8.63%) Deployment Automation
10 35 (8.39%) Open Source
11 32 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (7.67%) ITIL
12 31 (7.43%) Microservices
13 29 (6.95%) Kanban
13 29 (6.95%) Release Management
14 28 (6.71%) Digital Marketing
15 27 (6.47%) Software Delivery
16 26 (6.24%) Programme Management
17 24 (5.76%) Mentoring
17 24 (5.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 162 (38.85%) Python
2 87 (20.86%) Java
3 77 (18.47%) Bash Shell
4 56 (13.43%) Ruby
5 34 (8.15%) SQL
6 31 (7.43%) JavaScript
6 31 (7.43%) Perl
7 28 (6.71%) Groovy
8 25 (6.00%) Go
9 16 (3.84%) C#
10 15 (3.60%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.16%) Scala
12 7 (1.68%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.20%) Java 8
14 4 (0.96%) C
14 4 (0.96%) C++
14 4 (0.96%) PHP
15 2 (0.48%) ES6
15 2 (0.48%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 42 (10.07%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.28%) RHCE
4 21 (5.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 20 (4.80%) CCNP
5 20 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.88%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.48%) Degree
8 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.88%) QA
2 6 (1.44%) GDPR
3 5 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.48%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 200 (47.96%) Docker
2 20 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.40%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.68%) Xen
6 6 (1.44%) HDFS
7 5 (1.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (1.20%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.20%) KVM
7 5 (1.20%) LXC
8 4 (0.96%) NFS
9 3 (0.72%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.24%) Ceph
10 1 (0.24%) etcd
10 1 (0.24%) flannel
10 1 (0.24%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.24%) SkyDNS
10 1 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 250 (59.95%) Ansible
2 168 (40.29%) Terraform
3 142 (34.05%) Puppet
4 139 (33.33%) Kubernetes
5 115 (27.58%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (7.43%) Packer
7 18 (4.32%) Prometheus
8 16 (3.84%) ZABBIX
9 15 (3.60%) Salt
10 14 (3.36%) Docker Swarm
10 14 (3.36%) Grafana
10 14 (3.36%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (3.12%) Mesos
11 13 (3.12%) Nagios
12 9 (2.16%) logstash
13 8 (1.92%) Consul
13 8 (1.92%) Kibana
14 7 (1.68%) Istio
15 6 (1.44%) FreeIPA
15 6 (1.44%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 44 (10.55%) Red Hat
1 44 (10.55%) Splunk
2 30 (7.19%) Google
2 30 (7.19%) Oracle
2 30 (7.19%) SAP
3 26 (6.24%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.76%) Qualys
5 21 (5.04%) VMware
6 20 (4.80%) Cisco
7 16 (3.84%) New Relic
8 14 (3.36%) Hortonworks
9 11 (2.64%) Atlassian
10 9 (2.16%) Black Duck
11 7 (1.68%) Cloudera
11 7 (1.68%) Tableau
12 6 (1.44%) F5
12 6 (1.44%) hybris
12 6 (1.44%) NetApp
13 5 (1.20%) Adobe
13 5 (1.20%) CheckPoint