Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 16 December 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.

Development Operations Engineer
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 60 65
Rank change year-on-year +25 +5 +14
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 93 38 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.70% 5.10% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.11% 5.26% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 30 9
Essex median daily rate £575 £525 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £476 £478 £412
90th Percentile £613 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £550 £525 £480
% change year-on-year +4.76% +9.38% +15.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Essex median hourly rate - £53.50 -
East of England median hourly rate - £50.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 1,021 723 808
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.51% 97.05% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 487 489
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -9.68%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 65 137
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £32.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.17% +11.11% +8.00%
10th Percentile £10.92 £13.85 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £59.75 £42.90
East of England median hourly rate £17.35 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.24% - -4.78%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in Essex

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in Essex

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in Essex over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in Essex

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the Essex region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
Southend-on-Sea +15 57 £575 +4.64% 2
Grays - 4 £538 -
Chelmsford - 1 £550 - 1
DevOps Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 Essex region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 93 (100.00%) DevOps
2 71 (76.34%) Ansible
3 63 (67.74%) Linux
4 50 (53.76%) Amazon AWS
5 47 (50.54%) Configuration Management
6 44 (47.31%) Jenkins
7 37 (39.78%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (36.56%) Puppet
9 33 (35.48%) Java
10 31 (33.33%) Terraform
11 29 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (30.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 27 (29.03%) Middleware
14 25 (26.88%) Opscode Chef
15 24 (25.81%) Git (software)
15 24 (25.81%) Electronics
15 24 (25.81%) Telecoms
15 24 (25.81%) Finance
15 24 (25.81%) Manufacturing
15 24 (25.81%) Programme Management
15 24 (25.81%) Marketing
15 24 (25.81%) Digital Marketing
15 24 (25.81%) SAP
15 24 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
15 24 (25.81%) Deployment Automation
16 22 (23.66%) Web Services
17 19 (20.43%) Unix
17 19 (20.43%) JIRA
18 17 (18.28%) Security Cleared
18 17 (18.28%) Python

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 10 (10.75%) Confluence
2 9 (9.68%) WebSphere
3 8 (8.60%) Apache
3 8 (8.60%) IIS
3 8 (8.60%) Jetty
3 8 (8.60%) Mongrel
3 8 (8.60%) nginx
3 8 (8.60%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.38%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.15%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 50 (53.76%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (12.90%) GitHub
3 10 (10.75%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (8.60%) Google App Engine
4 8 (8.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (2.15%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.98%) HTTP
1 13 (13.98%) TCP/IP
2 11 (11.83%) SSL
3 8 (8.60%) DHCP
3 8 (8.60%) DNS
3 8 (8.60%) FTP
3 8 (8.60%) IPsec
4 2 (2.15%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.83%) MySQL
1 11 (11.83%) RDBMS
1 11 (11.83%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.60%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 44 (47.31%) Jenkins
2 24 (25.81%) Git (software)
3 19 (20.43%) JIRA
4 13 (13.98%) GitLab
5 11 (11.83%) Artifactory
6 6 (6.45%) Travis CI
7 3 (3.23%) Mocha
8 2 (2.15%) git-flow
8 2 (2.15%) Maven
9 1 (1.08%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.08%) CA Gen
9 1 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.08%) Subversion
9 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (25.81%) Electronics
1 24 (25.81%) Finance
1 24 (25.81%) Manufacturing
1 24 (25.81%) Marketing
1 24 (25.81%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (29.03%) Middleware
2 22 (23.66%) Web Services
3 8 (8.60%) Servlets
4 7 (7.53%) .NET
4 7 (7.53%) J2EE
5 1 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.08%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.08%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 63 (67.74%) Linux
2 28 (30.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (20.43%) Unix
4 2 (2.15%) Solaris
5 1 (1.08%) AIX
5 1 (1.08%) CentOS
5 1 (1.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (100.00%) DevOps
2 47 (50.54%) Configuration Management
3 37 (39.78%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (25.81%) Deployment Automation
5 24 (25.81%) Digital Marketing
5 24 (25.81%) Programme Management
6 15 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (16.13%) Continuous Deployment
6 15 (16.13%) Open Source
7 14 (15.05%) Test Automation
8 11 (11.83%) SOA
9 10 (10.75%) Scrum
10 7 (7.53%) TDD
11 6 (6.45%) ITIL
11 6 (6.45%) Process Improvement
11 6 (6.45%) Task Automation
11 6 (6.45%) Test Strategy
12 5 (5.38%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 33 (35.48%) Java
2 17 (18.28%) Python
3 13 (13.98%) Perl
4 12 (12.90%) Shell Script
5 11 (11.83%) Ruby
6 4 (4.30%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.23%) C
8 1 (1.08%) C#
8 1 (1.08%) Go
8 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.08%) SQL
8 1 (1.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 17 (18.28%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (8.60%) Xen
2 7 (7.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 71 (76.34%) Ansible
2 34 (36.56%) Puppet
3 31 (33.33%) Terraform
4 25 (26.88%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.30%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.15%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (1.08%) Salt
7 1 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (25.81%) SAP
2 14 (15.05%) Oracle
3 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.60%) Google
4 8 (8.60%) VMware
5 6 (6.45%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.38%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.08%) BEA
7 1 (1.08%) Informatica
7 1 (1.08%) New Relic
7 1 (1.08%) webMethods