Period
to 15 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 15 February 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.

Senior Development Operations Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 187 204
Rank change year-on-year -13 +17 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 16 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.37% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.39% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 4
North West median daily rate £575 £535 £569
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.48% -5.93% +13.75%
10th Percentile £514 £437 £457
90th Percentile £734 £605 £600
England median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £50.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £61.00 £75.00
% change year-on-year -42.62% -18.67% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,430 5,098 5,705
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 95.29% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,436 3,234 3,643
North West median daily rate £411 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - -
10th Percentile £249 £228 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 280 245
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £18.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.93% +3.03% -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.31 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.11 £52.33 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

Senior DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the North West

Senior DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the North West

Senior DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior DevOps Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior DevOps Engineer in the North West

Senior DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior DevOps Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 15 February 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
Manchester -9 14 £575 +4.55% 2
Lancashire -34 2 £575 +7.48% 1
Senior DevOps Engineer
England

Senior DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, Senior 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 North West region featuring Senior DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) DevOps
2 12 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (68.75%) Terraform
4 10 (62.50%) Jenkins
5 9 (56.25%) Docker
5 9 (56.25%) Puppet
6 8 (50.00%) Linux
6 8 (50.00%) Kubernetes
7 7 (43.75%) Microservices
7 7 (43.75%) Ansible
7 7 (43.75%) Python
8 6 (37.50%) Java
8 6 (37.50%) Prometheus
8 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
10 4 (25.00%) HTTP
10 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (25.00%) Salt
10 4 (25.00%) GitLab
10 4 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (18.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 3 (18.75%) Grafana
11 3 (18.75%) PagerDuty
11 3 (18.75%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (18.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (18.75%) SonarQube
11 3 (18.75%) Packer

Senior DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 12 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (18.75%) Amazon S3
3 3 (18.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (18.75%) Route 53
3 3 (18.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (6.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (6.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (6.25%) OpenShift
5 1 (6.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) FTP
3 1 (6.25%) IPsec
3 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (6.25%) SSL
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (18.75%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (6.25%) Blockchain
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (25.00%) GitLab
3 3 (18.75%) SonarQube
4 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA
5 1 (6.25%) Maven
5 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (18.75%) Node.js
3 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) J2EE
4 1 (6.25%) Kafka
4 1 (6.25%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 2 (12.50%) CentOS
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) DevOps
2 7 (43.75%) Microservices
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Anomaly Detection
6 1 (6.25%) Auto-Scaling
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (6.25%) Open Source
6 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Python
2 6 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (12.50%) Java 8
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) AWS Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Docker
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (68.75%) Terraform
2 9 (56.25%) Puppet
3 8 (50.00%) Kubernetes
4 7 (43.75%) Ansible
5 6 (37.50%) Prometheus
6 5 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (25.00%) Salt
8 3 (18.75%) Grafana
8 3 (18.75%) Packer
9 2 (12.50%) Rundeck
10 1 (6.25%) Consul
10 1 (6.25%) Kibana
10 1 (6.25%) logstash
10 1 (6.25%) Nagios
10 1 (6.25%) Rancher
10 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
1 3 (18.75%) PagerDuty
2 2 (12.50%) Black Duck
2 2 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat