Period
to 19 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 19 April 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.

Development Operations Engineer
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 51 62
Rank change year-on-year +16 +11 -13
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 17 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.74% 1.88% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.85% 1.93% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 3
Kent median daily rate £488 £675 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +68.54% -33.25%
10th Percentile £375 £548 £400
90th Percentile £571 £713 £540
South East median daily rate £525 £500 £469
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £64.00 -
% change year-on-year -58.36% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 442 467 545
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.14% 97.49% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 304 387
Kent median daily rate £413 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +10.00% +2.19%
10th Percentile £173 £164 £176
90th Percentile £606 £598 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 26
Kent median hourly rate £41.38 £38.65 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.04% +89.59% +28.59%
10th Percentile £15.19 £10.53 £10.06
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.25 £29.92
South East median hourly rate £19.69 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.53% - -4.11%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in Kent

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in Kent

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in Kent over the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in Kent

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 19 April 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
West Malling -1 6 £400 - 2
Maidstone +6 3 £500 -9.09% 2
Chatham - 1 - -
DevOps Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 Kent region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) DevOps
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (64.71%) Puppet
3 11 (64.71%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (52.94%) PowerShell
5 9 (52.94%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (52.94%) Test Automation
5 9 (52.94%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (52.94%) NuGet
6 7 (41.18%) IaaS
6 7 (41.18%) PaaS
7 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (35.29%) .NET
7 6 (35.29%) Docker
7 6 (35.29%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
8 5 (29.41%) Windows
8 5 (29.41%) Information Security
9 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (23.53%) SQL
9 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
9 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
9 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
9 4 (23.53%) Bower
9 4 (23.53%) Task Automation
9 4 (23.53%) npm
9 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (23.53%) SDLC

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (5.88%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (52.94%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (52.94%) NuGet
3 7 (41.18%) IaaS
3 7 (41.18%) PaaS
4 4 (23.53%) npm
5 3 (17.65%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 3 (17.65%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (17.65%) Data Lake
3 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (23.53%) Bower
2 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
3 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) DevOps
2 10 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (52.94%) Continuous Delivery
3 9 (52.94%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) Information Security
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Microservices
5 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (23.53%) SDLC
5 4 (23.53%) Task Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Commercial Awareness
6 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) PowerShell
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Docker
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 6 (35.29%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (64.71%) Puppet
2 2 (11.76%) Ansible
2 2 (11.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) VMware