Period
to 8 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 441 450 444
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 +143
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 231 459 494
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.52% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.55% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 307 381
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £463 £473 £425
90th Percentile £713 £725 £680
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £575
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £61.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -43.09% -18.00%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £61.50
% change year-on-year - -43.09% -18.00%

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 51,496 83,960 88,611
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.91% 94.72% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,144 56,222 58,854
Median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £240 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £460 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -0.61% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,180 2,521 2,694
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.27% -
10th Percentile £11.99 £11.17 £11.04
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.70
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.63
% change year-on-year +6.95% +0.38% +0.70%

Senior DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps in England

Senior DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior DevOps in England.

Daily rate trend for Senior DevOps in England

Senior DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior DevOps in England over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Senior DevOps in England

Senior DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Senior DevOps in England.

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 8 April 2020. 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 -22 133 £600 - 36
North of England +79 45 £550 - 14
South East +84 23 £631 +9.78% 16
North West +41 21 £550 -4.35% 12
South West +36 19 £538 -2.27% 3
Yorkshire +52 16 £550 - 2
North East +38 8 £900 +100.00%
Midlands +49 7 - - 6
East of England +31 5 £480 -20.00% 7
East Midlands +33 4 - - 3
West Midlands +44 3 - - 3
Senior DevOps
UK

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

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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.

1 231 (100.00%) DevOps
2 156 (67.53%) AWS
3 147 (63.64%) Terraform
4 138 (59.74%) Kubernetes
5 130 (56.28%) Ansible
6 129 (55.84%) Docker
7 127 (54.98%) Jenkins
8 108 (46.75%) Linux
9 100 (43.29%) Agile Software Development
10 94 (40.69%) Python
11 86 (37.23%) Azure
12 73 (31.60%) Infrastructure as Code
13 61 (26.41%) Configuration Management
14 54 (23.38%) Puppet
15 51 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
16 49 (21.21%) Git (software)
17 48 (20.78%) Security Cleared
18 47 (20.35%) Microservices
19 46 (19.91%) Opscode Chef
20 45 (19.48%) Java
21 40 (17.32%) AWS CloudFormation
22 38 (16.45%) GCP
22 38 (16.45%) Public Sector
23 36 (15.58%) Bash Shell
24 35 (15.15%) Finance
25 34 (14.72%) Ruby
25 34 (14.72%) Big Data
25 34 (14.72%) CircleCI
26 33 (14.29%) Serverless
26 33 (14.29%) Open Source

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 14 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (5.63%) Confluence
3 5 (2.16%) Apache
3 5 (2.16%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.30%) nginx
5 2 (0.87%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 156 (67.53%) AWS
2 86 (37.23%) Azure
3 40 (17.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 38 (16.45%) GCP
5 33 (14.29%) Serverless
6 28 (12.12%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (11.69%) Amazon S3
8 24 (10.39%) AWS Lambda
9 23 (9.96%) GitHub
10 21 (9.09%) Amazon ECS
11 19 (8.23%) OpenShift
12 17 (7.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 14 (6.06%) PaaS
13 14 (6.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (5.19%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (4.76%) Amazon EKS
15 11 (4.76%) Amazon EMR
16 9 (3.90%) Route 53
17 8 (3.46%) CloudFront
17 8 (3.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.19%) HTTP
2 10 (4.33%) VPN
3 8 (3.46%) Firewall
4 7 (3.03%) DNS
4 7 (3.03%) Kerberos
4 7 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.73%) DHCP
5 4 (1.73%) SSL
6 3 (1.30%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.87%) Skype
8 1 (0.43%) DSL
8 1 (0.43%) FTP
8 1 (0.43%) Internet
8 1 (0.43%) IPsec
8 1 (0.43%) LAN
8 1 (0.43%) Network Security
8 1 (0.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.72%) Big Data
2 20 (8.66%) NoSQL
3 13 (5.63%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (5.63%) MySQL
4 12 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.90%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.90%) Redis
6 8 (3.46%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.46%) Parquet
6 8 (3.46%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.03%) HBase
8 5 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.16%) Apache Hive
8 5 (2.16%) MariaDB
9 4 (1.73%) Sqoop
10 3 (1.30%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.30%) Electronic Patient Records
10 3 (1.30%) Flink
10 3 (1.30%) JanusGraph
10 3 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 127 (54.98%) Jenkins
2 49 (21.21%) Git (software)
3 34 (14.72%) CircleCI
4 29 (12.55%) GitLab
5 27 (11.69%) Travis CI
6 18 (7.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 18 (7.79%) JIRA
7 17 (7.36%) SonarQube
8 13 (5.63%) Artifactory
9 11 (4.76%) Bitbucket
9 11 (4.76%) TeamCity
10 7 (3.03%) GoCD
10 7 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (3.03%) Selenium
11 5 (2.16%) JMeter
11 5 (2.16%) Snyk
12 4 (1.73%) Bitbucket Server
12 4 (1.73%) Hudson
12 4 (1.73%) MSBuild
12 4 (1.73%) Subversion
General
1 38 (16.45%) Public Sector
2 35 (15.15%) Finance
3 10 (4.33%) Marketing
4 9 (3.90%) Banking
5 6 (2.60%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.16%) Electronics
6 5 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.73%) Retail
8 3 (1.30%) Front Office
8 3 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.30%) Police
9 2 (0.87%) Publishing
10 1 (0.43%) Automotive
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.69%) Elastic Stack
2 18 (7.79%) Kafka
3 12 (5.19%) .NET
4 9 (3.90%) Node.js
5 8 (3.46%) Django
5 8 (3.46%) Flask
5 8 (3.46%) NumPy
5 8 (3.46%) OAuth
5 8 (3.46%) Pandas
5 8 (3.46%) scikit-learn
5 8 (3.46%) SQLAlchemy
6 7 (3.03%) LDAP
7 5 (2.16%) Middleware
7 5 (2.16%) Web Services
8 4 (1.73%) SAML
9 3 (1.30%) CSS
9 3 (1.30%) HTML
9 3 (1.30%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (1.30%) Swagger
9 3 (1.30%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.36%) Data Centre
1 17 (7.36%) Public Cloud
2 15 (6.49%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (4.76%) Cloud Native
3 11 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.16%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.43%) FMCG
8 1 (0.43%) iPad
8 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.43%) PKI
8 1 (0.43%) User Experience
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 108 (46.75%) Linux
2 23 (9.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (9.52%) Windows
4 17 (7.36%) CentOS
5 15 (6.49%) Unix
6 14 (6.06%) Ubuntu
7 9 (3.90%) Windows Server
8 7 (3.03%) CoreOS
9 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.87%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (100.00%) DevOps
2 100 (43.29%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (31.60%) Infrastructure as Code
4 61 (26.41%) Configuration Management
5 51 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (20.35%) Microservices
7 33 (14.29%) Open Source
8 32 (13.85%) Scrum
9 29 (12.55%) Continuous Delivery
9 29 (12.55%) Test Automation
10 23 (9.96%) Kanban
11 22 (9.52%) Data Engineering
12 20 (8.66%) TDD
13 18 (7.79%) Software Engineering
14 17 (7.36%) Data Science
14 17 (7.36%) Mentoring
15 16 (6.93%) Continuous Deployment
16 15 (6.49%) Migration
16 15 (6.49%) Task Automation
17 14 (6.06%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 94 (40.69%) Python
2 45 (19.48%) Java
3 36 (15.58%) Bash Shell
4 34 (14.72%) Ruby
5 20 (8.66%) SQL
6 18 (7.79%) Perl
7 16 (6.93%) JavaScript
7 16 (6.93%) PowerShell
8 15 (6.49%) Go
9 14 (6.06%) Groovy
10 13 (5.63%) C#
11 8 (3.46%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.73%) C++
12 4 (1.73%) R
13 2 (0.87%) C
13 2 (0.87%) PHP
14 1 (0.43%) Java 8
14 1 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 48 (20.78%) Security Cleared
2 32 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.49%) Degree
4 8 (3.46%) AWS Certification
5 5 (2.16%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.43%) MCSA
7 1 (0.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.36%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
System Software
1 129 (55.84%) Docker
2 5 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.73%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.73%) HDFS
3 4 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.73%) vSphere
4 3 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.87%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 147 (63.64%) Terraform
2 138 (59.74%) Kubernetes
3 130 (56.28%) Ansible
4 54 (23.38%) Puppet
5 46 (19.91%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (9.96%) Salt
7 19 (8.23%) Grafana
7 19 (8.23%) Prometheus
8 18 (7.79%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (4.33%) Rancher
10 9 (3.90%) Nagios
11 7 (3.03%) Packer
12 6 (2.60%) Kibana
13 4 (1.73%) Ambari
13 4 (1.73%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (1.73%) logstash
13 4 (1.73%) Oozie
13 4 (1.73%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (1.73%) Sysdig
14 3 (1.30%) Istio
Vendors
1 17 (7.36%) Google
2 12 (5.19%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.19%) Splunk
3 9 (3.90%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.60%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.60%) ServiceNow
4 6 (2.60%) VMware
5 5 (2.16%) Dynatrace
5 5 (2.16%) Hortonworks
5 5 (2.16%) SAP
6 4 (1.73%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.30%) Sparx
8 2 (0.87%) Cisco
8 2 (0.87%) F5
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle
9 1 (0.43%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.43%) Coverity
9 1 (0.43%) New Relic
9 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.43%) WSO2