Period
to 18 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 August 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 54 84
Rank change year-on-year +31 +30 +26
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 185 130 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.55% 3.97% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.95% 4.19% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 113 43
Manchester median daily rate £525 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +13.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £384 £363
90th Percentile £625 £700 £575
North West median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 2,662 3,105 2,734
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.26% 94.84% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,734 1,962 1,662
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £215
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 124 101
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £20.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.93% +22.73% +13.79%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £29.53 £41.40 £45.00
North West median hourly rate £17.75 £18.79 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.53% -6.05% +14.29%

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 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
Salford +9 1 - - 3
Wigan - 1 £463 - 1
Altrincham - 1 £550 - 2
Bolton - 1 £525 - 1
DevOps Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 Manchester region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 185 (100.00%) DevOps
2 109 (58.92%) Amazon AWS
3 97 (52.43%) Docker
4 89 (48.11%) Linux
5 87 (47.03%) Jenkins
5 87 (47.03%) Terraform
6 78 (42.16%) Kubernetes
7 71 (38.38%) Microsoft Azure
8 66 (35.68%) Agile Software Development
8 66 (35.68%) Puppet
9 63 (34.05%) Ansible
9 63 (34.05%) Python
10 58 (31.35%) Opscode Chef
11 53 (28.65%) Bash Shell
11 53 (28.65%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (20.54%) Configuration Management
13 37 (20.00%) Git (software)
14 31 (16.76%) Open Source
15 29 (15.68%) Infrastructure as Code
15 29 (15.68%) Public Sector
16 27 (14.59%) Microservices
16 27 (14.59%) Test Automation
17 26 (14.05%) Java
18 25 (13.51%) Windows
18 25 (13.51%) Scrum
18 25 (13.51%) Google Cloud Platform
19 24 (12.97%) Security Cleared
19 24 (12.97%) PowerShell
20 22 (11.89%) Amazon S3
20 22 (11.89%) HTTP

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 15 (8.11%) Confluence
2 13 (7.03%) nginx
3 3 (1.62%) Apache
3 3 (1.62%) IIS
4 2 (1.08%) Jetty
4 2 (1.08%) Mongrel
4 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.08%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 109 (58.92%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (38.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (13.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 22 (11.89%) Amazon S3
5 20 (10.81%) Serverless
6 18 (9.73%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (9.19%) AWS Lambda
8 16 (8.65%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (8.11%) IaaS
10 10 (5.41%) GitHub
11 7 (3.78%) Route 53
12 6 (3.24%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (3.24%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (3.24%) AWS CloudTrail
12 6 (3.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (2.70%) SaaS
14 3 (1.62%) Amazon ECS
14 3 (1.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (1.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (1.62%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.89%) HTTP
2 15 (8.11%) DNS
3 13 (7.03%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.95%) SSL
5 9 (4.86%) DHCP
5 9 (4.86%) FTP
6 8 (4.32%) IPsec
7 4 (2.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.73%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (5.41%) MongoDB
3 9 (4.86%) MySQL
4 7 (3.78%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.24%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.70%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.62%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.08%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.54%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.54%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 87 (47.03%) Jenkins
2 37 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 17 (9.19%) Artifactory
4 15 (8.11%) GitLab
4 15 (8.11%) JIRA
5 13 (7.03%) Bitbucket
6 12 (6.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (5.95%) Robot Framework
8 6 (3.24%) Spinnaker
8 6 (3.24%) Travis CI
9 5 (2.70%) SonarQube
10 4 (2.16%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.62%) Subversion
11 3 (1.62%) Vagrant
12 2 (1.08%) Ant
12 2 (1.08%) Bitbucket Server
12 2 (1.08%) CircleCI
12 2 (1.08%) eggPlant
12 2 (1.08%) Maven
12 2 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (15.68%) Public Sector
2 7 (3.78%) Finance
3 4 (2.16%) Games
3 4 (2.16%) Legal
4 3 (1.62%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Billing
5 1 (0.54%) Law
5 1 (0.54%) Publishing
5 1 (0.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.35%) .NET
2 15 (8.11%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (2.70%) JSON
3 5 (2.70%) Web Services
4 4 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (2.16%) J2EE
4 4 (2.16%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (2.16%) WCF
5 3 (1.62%) React
6 2 (1.08%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.08%) OpenID
6 2 (1.08%) Servlets
7 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.54%) Django
7 1 (0.54%) Kafka
7 1 (0.54%) LAMP
7 1 (0.54%) Middleware
7 1 (0.54%) Node.js
7 1 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.11%) Public Cloud
2 5 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (2.16%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.62%) Cloud Native
4 3 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.54%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 89 (48.11%) Linux
2 25 (13.51%) Windows
3 16 (8.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (7.03%) CentOS
5 9 (4.86%) Unix
6 7 (3.78%) Ubuntu
7 5 (2.70%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.08%) Android
8 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.54%) AIX
9 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (100.00%) DevOps
2 66 (35.68%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (28.65%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (20.54%) Configuration Management
5 31 (16.76%) Open Source
6 29 (15.68%) Infrastructure as Code
7 27 (14.59%) Microservices
7 27 (14.59%) Test Automation
8 25 (13.51%) Scrum
9 15 (8.11%) Kanban
10 10 (5.41%) Deployment Automation
10 10 (5.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 9 (4.86%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 9 (4.86%) Technical Debt
12 8 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (4.32%) Software Engineering
13 7 (3.78%) Build Automation
13 7 (3.78%) E-Commerce
13 7 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 6 (3.24%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 63 (34.05%) Python
2 53 (28.65%) Bash Shell
3 26 (14.05%) Java
4 24 (12.97%) PowerShell
5 15 (8.11%) JavaScript
5 15 (8.11%) Ruby
6 8 (4.32%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.78%) SQL
8 6 (3.24%) Go
9 4 (2.16%) Perl
10 3 (1.62%) C#
10 3 (1.62%) C++
10 3 (1.62%) PHP
11 2 (1.08%) Groovy
12 1 (0.54%) Fortran
12 1 (0.54%) Korn
12 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (12.97%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.57%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.95%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.62%) SLA
2 2 (1.08%) NIST
2 2 (1.08%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 97 (52.43%) Docker
2 6 (3.24%) Snort
3 4 (2.16%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.16%) Cygwin
3 4 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.08%) Xen
5 1 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.54%) etcd
Systems Management
1 87 (47.03%) Terraform
2 78 (42.16%) Kubernetes
3 66 (35.68%) Puppet
4 63 (34.05%) Ansible
5 58 (31.35%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (11.35%) Packer
7 20 (10.81%) Prometheus
8 12 (6.49%) Salt
9 9 (4.86%) Grafana
10 8 (4.32%) Nagios
11 5 (2.70%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (2.70%) HAProxy
11 5 (2.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (2.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (1.62%) Rancher
12 3 (1.62%) ZABBIX
13 2 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
14 1 (0.54%) Consul
14 1 (0.54%) Istio
14 1 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (9.73%) Google
2 8 (4.32%) Splunk
3 7 (3.78%) Red Hat
3 7 (3.78%) VMware
4 3 (1.62%) Black Duck
4 3 (1.62%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.62%) Oracle
5 2 (1.08%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.08%) Axiomatics
5 2 (1.08%) ForgeRock
5 2 (1.08%) Ping Identity
6 1 (0.54%) Citrix
6 1 (0.54%) IBM
6 1 (0.54%) Informatica
6 1 (0.54%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.54%) NetApp
6 1 (0.54%) SnapLogic
6 1 (0.54%) Twitter