Period
to 15 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £570 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 15 January 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 58 88
Rank change year-on-year +10 +30 +31
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 129 95 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.32% 3.41% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.56% 3.56% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 72 55
Manchester median daily rate £570 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £425 £383 £390
90th Percentile £700 £561 £608
North West median daily rate £550 £500 £430
% change year-on-year +10.00% +16.28% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Manchester median hourly rate - £61.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +88.46% -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £61.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.86% +88.46% -

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 2,826 2,672 2,973
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 95.91% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,804 1,727 1,900
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £231 £236 £237
90th Percentile £572 £575 £547
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 119 59
Manchester median hourly rate £18.50 £17.43 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.14% +18.17% -13.24%
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.33 £10.40
90th Percentile £33.75 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.74% +1.37% -18.22%

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 15 January 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 129 (100.00%) DevOps
2 77 (59.69%) Jenkins
3 73 (56.59%) Puppet
4 72 (55.81%) Terraform
5 68 (52.71%) Docker
6 60 (46.51%) Java
7 59 (45.74%) Ansible
8 57 (44.19%) Opscode Chef
9 56 (43.41%) Python
10 55 (42.64%) Linux
10 55 (42.64%) Amazon AWS
11 45 (34.88%) Open Source
12 43 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
13 39 (30.23%) nginx
14 38 (29.46%) Configuration Management
15 34 (26.36%) Shell Script
15 34 (26.36%) Travis CI
16 30 (23.26%) AWS CloudFormation
16 30 (23.26%) PaaS
17 28 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
18 27 (20.93%) Maven
18 27 (20.93%) Virtual Machines
19 26 (20.16%) Gradle
20 25 (19.38%) Git (software)
20 25 (19.38%) Groovy
21 24 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
21 24 (18.60%) Cloud Foundry
21 24 (18.60%) CircleCI
21 24 (18.60%) gulp
21 24 (18.60%) 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 39 (30.23%) nginx
2 24 (18.60%) Cloud Foundry
3 12 (9.30%) Apache
3 12 (9.30%) IIS
4 11 (8.53%) Tomcat
5 9 (6.98%) Jetty
5 9 (6.98%) Mongrel
5 9 (6.98%) WebSphere
6 8 (6.20%) Confluence
7 2 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.55%) Tuxedo
7 2 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (1.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 55 (42.64%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (23.26%) AWS CloudFormation
3 30 (23.26%) PaaS
4 24 (18.60%) npm
5 16 (12.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (10.85%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (8.53%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (6.20%) Google App Engine
9 4 (3.10%) IaaS
9 4 (3.10%) Serverless
10 3 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (2.33%) OpenShift
10 3 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (1.55%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (1.55%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (1.55%) CloudFront
11 2 (1.55%) Route 53
12 1 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.73%) HTTP
1 19 (14.73%) TCP/IP
2 16 (12.40%) DNS
3 13 (10.08%) DHCP
3 13 (10.08%) FTP
3 13 (10.08%) IPsec
3 13 (10.08%) SSL
4 6 (4.65%) VPN
5 5 (3.88%) Firewall
6 3 (2.33%) VLAN
7 2 (1.55%) Internet
7 2 (1.55%) Network Security
8 1 (0.78%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.63%) MySQL
2 9 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.65%) Pentaho
3 6 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.88%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.88%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (2.33%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.55%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.55%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 77 (59.69%) Jenkins
2 34 (26.36%) Travis CI
3 27 (20.93%) Maven
4 26 (20.16%) Gradle
5 25 (19.38%) Git (software)
6 24 (18.60%) CircleCI
6 24 (18.60%) gulp
6 24 (18.60%) IBM UrbanCode
7 11 (8.53%) JIRA
8 9 (6.98%) Artifactory
9 8 (6.20%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.88%) GitLab
11 5 (3.88%) SonarQube
12 4 (3.10%) TeamCity
13 3 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (2.33%) Selenium
14 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 1 (0.78%) Gatling
14 1 (0.78%) Spock
General
1 6 (4.65%) Retail
2 4 (3.10%) Banking
3 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.78%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.50%) Elastic Stack
2 16 (12.40%) .NET
3 12 (9.30%) Servlets
4 9 (6.98%) J2EE
5 6 (4.65%) Node.js
6 5 (3.88%) JSON
7 3 (2.33%) Sensu
7 3 (2.33%) Spring
7 3 (2.33%) Web Services
8 2 (1.55%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.55%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (1.55%) Middleware
8 2 (1.55%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.55%) WSGI
9 1 (0.78%) Kafka
9 1 (0.78%) LAMP
9 1 (0.78%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (2.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.55%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.78%) Clustering
4 1 (0.78%) Fintech
4 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.78%) PKI
4 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 55 (42.64%) Linux
2 18 (13.95%) Windows
3 11 (8.53%) Unix
4 6 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.33%) CentOS
5 3 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (100.00%) DevOps
2 45 (34.88%) Open Source
3 38 (29.46%) Configuration Management
4 28 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (15.50%) Test Automation
7 12 (9.30%) Continuous Deployment
7 12 (9.30%) Software Deployment
7 12 (9.30%) Unit Testing
8 9 (6.98%) Microservices
8 9 (6.98%) Scrum
9 8 (6.20%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (5.43%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (4.65%) E-Commerce
12 5 (3.88%) Build Automation
12 5 (3.88%) Deployment Automation
12 5 (3.88%) TDD
13 4 (3.10%) Anomaly Detection
14 3 (2.33%) Migration
14 3 (2.33%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 60 (46.51%) Java
2 56 (43.41%) Python
3 34 (26.36%) Shell Script
4 25 (19.38%) Groovy
5 23 (17.83%) Bash Shell
6 9 (6.98%) PowerShell
7 8 (6.20%) Ruby
7 8 (6.20%) SQL
8 7 (5.43%) PHP
9 4 (3.10%) Java 8
10 3 (2.33%) Perl
11 2 (1.55%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.78%) C#
12 1 (0.78%) Go
12 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (6.98%) SC Cleared
1 9 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.55%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 68 (52.71%) Docker
2 27 (20.93%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (6.20%) Xen
5 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 73 (56.59%) Puppet
2 72 (55.81%) Terraform
3 59 (45.74%) Ansible
4 57 (44.19%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (10.08%) Kubernetes
5 13 (10.08%) Salt
6 6 (4.65%) Packer
6 6 (4.65%) Prometheus
7 5 (3.88%) logstash
8 3 (2.33%) Kibana
9 2 (1.55%) Grafana
9 2 (1.55%) Rundeck
9 2 (1.55%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.78%) Consul
10 1 (0.78%) Nagios
10 1 (0.78%) Rancher
Vendors
1 18 (13.95%) Google
2 15 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.30%) VMware
4 9 (6.98%) Oracle
5 4 (3.10%) PagerDuty
6 3 (2.33%) Black Duck
6 3 (2.33%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.33%) Splunk
7 2 (1.55%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.78%) IBM
8 1 (0.78%) New Relic
8 1 (0.78%) SAP