Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 17 November 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 70 103
Rank change year-on-year +18 +33 +28
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 124 77 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.99% 2.60% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.21% 2.75% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 58 43
Manchester median daily rate £575 £456 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.03% +1.39% +12.50%
10th Percentile £405 £371 £390
90th Percentile £700 £575 £610
North West median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Manchester median hourly rate - £67.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +107.69% -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £67.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -48.15% +107.69% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2,942 2,797 3,384
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.59% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,861 1,759 2,152
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £229 £240
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 120 84
Manchester median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +17.24% -6.45%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.34 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.10 £39.25
North West median hourly rate £19.02 £19.00 £16.22
% change year-on-year +0.08% +17.18% -20.90%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in Manchester

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in Manchester

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in Manchester

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps Engineer in Manchester

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Salford -10 1 - -
DevOps Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Manchester region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 124 (100.00%) DevOps
2 72 (58.06%) Jenkins
3 71 (57.26%) Docker
4 70 (56.45%) Puppet
5 64 (51.61%) Ansible
6 60 (48.39%) Terraform
7 53 (42.74%) Python
8 52 (41.94%) Java
9 51 (41.13%) Opscode Chef
10 49 (39.52%) Amazon AWS
11 38 (30.65%) Linux
12 37 (29.84%) Open Source
13 33 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (25.81%) nginx
14 32 (25.81%) Shell Script
15 28 (22.58%) Travis CI
16 27 (21.77%) Configuration Management
16 27 (21.77%) Groovy
17 26 (20.97%) Git (software)
17 26 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
17 26 (20.97%) Cloud Foundry
18 25 (20.16%) PaaS
18 25 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
19 23 (18.55%) Maven
19 23 (18.55%) Gradle
19 23 (18.55%) Virtual Machines
20 22 (17.74%) AWS CloudFormation
21 21 (16.94%) gulp
21 21 (16.94%) CircleCI
21 21 (16.94%) IBM UrbanCode

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 32 (25.81%) nginx
2 26 (20.97%) Cloud Foundry
3 11 (8.87%) Confluence
4 10 (8.06%) IIS
5 9 (7.26%) Tomcat
6 8 (6.45%) Apache
7 7 (5.65%) Jetty
7 7 (5.65%) Mongrel
7 7 (5.65%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.61%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (1.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 49 (39.52%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (20.16%) PaaS
4 22 (17.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 21 (16.94%) npm
6 12 (9.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (7.26%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (4.84%) Google App Engine
10 3 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (2.42%) Serverless
11 2 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (1.61%) CloudFront
11 2 (1.61%) IaaS
11 2 (1.61%) OpenShift
11 2 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.81%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.06%) HTTP
2 9 (7.26%) DNS
2 9 (7.26%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.45%) DHCP
3 8 (6.45%) FTP
3 8 (6.45%) IPsec
3 8 (6.45%) SSL
4 3 (2.42%) VPN
5 2 (1.61%) BGP
5 2 (1.61%) Firewall
5 2 (1.61%) IPFIX
5 2 (1.61%) Junos
5 2 (1.61%) MPLS
5 2 (1.61%) MRTG
5 2 (1.61%) OSPF
5 2 (1.61%) SNMP
5 2 (1.61%) TACACS
6 1 (0.81%) AMQP
6 1 (0.81%) MQTT
6 1 (0.81%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.29%) MySQL
2 9 (7.26%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.03%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.03%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.23%) Pentaho
4 4 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.61%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.61%) SQLite
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.81%) Big Data
6 1 (0.81%) Redis
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 72 (58.06%) Jenkins
2 28 (22.58%) Travis CI
3 26 (20.97%) Git (software)
4 23 (18.55%) Gradle
4 23 (18.55%) Maven
5 21 (16.94%) CircleCI
5 21 (16.94%) gulp
5 21 (16.94%) IBM UrbanCode
6 14 (11.29%) JIRA
7 8 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (5.65%) Artifactory
8 7 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.03%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (4.03%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.23%) GitLab
10 4 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (2.42%) Selenium
11 3 (2.42%) SonarQube
12 2 (1.61%) Robot Framework
13 1 (0.81%) GoCD
General
1 8 (6.45%) Banking
2 6 (4.84%) Retail
3 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.81%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.10%) .NET
2 13 (10.48%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (10.48%) Node.js
3 7 (5.65%) Servlets
3 7 (5.65%) Spring
4 6 (4.84%) J2EE
4 6 (4.84%) JSON
5 5 (4.03%) React
5 5 (4.03%) Web Services
6 3 (2.42%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (2.42%) Sensu
7 2 (1.61%) Kafka
7 2 (1.61%) Middleware
7 2 (1.61%) XML
8 1 (0.81%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.81%) LAMP
8 1 (0.81%) REST
8 1 (0.81%) RESTful
8 1 (0.81%) SOAP
8 1 (0.81%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.03%) iPad
3 2 (1.61%) Fintech
3 2 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.61%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.81%) Clustering
4 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.81%) PKI
4 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 38 (30.65%) Linux
2 16 (12.90%) Unix
3 13 (10.48%) Windows
4 6 (4.84%) CentOS
5 5 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.42%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.61%) Debian
7 2 (1.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (100.00%) DevOps
2 37 (29.84%) Open Source
3 33 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (21.77%) Configuration Management
5 25 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (12.10%) Microservices
7 14 (11.29%) Scrum
7 14 (11.29%) TDD
7 14 (11.29%) Test Automation
8 11 (8.87%) Continuous Deployment
8 11 (8.87%) E-Commerce
8 11 (8.87%) Software Deployment
9 8 (6.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 8 (6.45%) Unit Testing
10 7 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (4.84%) BDD
12 5 (4.03%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (4.03%) SDLC
12 5 (4.03%) SOA
13 4 (3.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 53 (42.74%) Python
2 52 (41.94%) Java
3 32 (25.81%) Shell Script
4 27 (21.77%) Groovy
5 13 (10.48%) Bash Shell
6 8 (6.45%) PHP
6 8 (6.45%) Ruby
7 6 (4.84%) Perl
7 6 (4.84%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.84%) SQL
8 3 (2.42%) Java 8
9 2 (1.61%) Bourne shell
9 2 (1.61%) C#
9 2 (1.61%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.81%) Go
10 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.81%) VBA
10 1 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (5.65%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 71 (57.26%) Docker
2 23 (18.55%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.84%) Xen
5 2 (1.61%) KVM
6 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 70 (56.45%) Puppet
2 64 (51.61%) Ansible
3 60 (48.39%) Terraform
4 51 (41.13%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (16.13%) Kubernetes
6 9 (7.26%) Salt
7 6 (4.84%) Prometheus
8 5 (4.03%) Kibana
9 4 (3.23%) logstash
9 4 (3.23%) ZABBIX
10 3 (2.42%) Nagios
11 2 (1.61%) Cacti
11 2 (1.61%) collectd
11 2 (1.61%) Grafana
11 2 (1.61%) Graphite
11 2 (1.61%) Icinga
11 2 (1.61%) Netcool
11 2 (1.61%) Observium
11 2 (1.61%) OpenNMS
12 1 (0.81%) Packer
Vendors
1 16 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.48%) VMware
3 12 (9.68%) Google
4 8 (6.45%) Oracle
5 5 (4.03%) Blue Prism
5 5 (4.03%) Cloudera
5 5 (4.03%) IBM
6 3 (2.42%) PagerDuty
6 3 (2.42%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.42%) Splunk
7 2 (1.61%) Black Duck
7 2 (1.61%) Cisco
7 2 (1.61%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.61%) Huawei
7 2 (1.61%) Juniper
8 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.81%) New Relic
8 1 (0.81%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.81%) SAP