Period
to 21 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 September 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 101 141
Rank change year-on-year +7 +40 +27
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 368 399 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.57% 2.41% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 2.54% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 242 203
South East median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £413 £405 £358
90th Percentile £635 £625 £575
England median daily rate £550 £550 £520
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
South East median hourly rate - £57.50 £61.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.79% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +17.98% +11.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 13,503 15,678 15,526
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.16% 94.79% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,040 9,371 9,160
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £241
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 687 623
South East median hourly rate £23.06 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.37% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.82 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £62.88 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.47 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.28% -1.23% -1.58%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the South East

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the South East

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the South East

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the South East

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Thames Valley +18 204 £525 +10.53% 41
Berkshire 0 125 £550 +15.79% 31
Surrey +53 72 £501 -12.83% 27
Buckinghamshire +31 55 £480 +9.09% 6
Hampshire -42 45 £475 -5.00% 14
Oxfordshire +18 24 £500 -15.25% 4
East Sussex +11 20 £525 +2.44% 1
Kent +11 11 £513 -18.00% 3
West Sussex -10 11 £525 - 2
DevOps Engineer
England

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 South East region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 368 (100.00%) DevOps
2 170 (46.20%) Azure
3 152 (41.30%) Docker
4 147 (39.95%) AWS
5 143 (38.86%) Ansible
6 141 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
7 136 (36.96%) Linux
8 130 (35.33%) Jenkins
8 130 (35.33%) Kubernetes
9 103 (27.99%) Terraform
10 95 (25.82%) Git (software)
11 94 (25.54%) PowerShell
12 85 (23.10%) Windows
13 81 (22.01%) Python
14 76 (20.65%) Scrum
15 64 (17.39%) Visual Studio Team System
16 62 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
17 61 (16.58%) Opscode Chef
18 60 (16.30%) Bash Shell
18 60 (16.30%) Puppet
18 60 (16.30%) Microsoft
19 59 (16.03%) SQL
20 58 (15.76%) Infrastructure as Code
21 56 (15.22%) PaaS
22 53 (14.40%) Configuration Management
23 50 (13.59%) GCP
23 50 (13.59%) Java
24 48 (13.04%) Test Automation
25 47 (12.77%) Analytics
26 42 (11.41%) IaaS

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 20 (5.43%) WebSphere
2 16 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
3 14 (3.80%) Tomcat
4 11 (2.99%) OpenStack
5 10 (2.72%) Apache Spark
5 10 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.45%) Apache
6 9 (2.45%) JBoss
7 8 (2.17%) IIS
8 7 (1.90%) Drupal
9 6 (1.63%) Confluence
9 6 (1.63%) nginx
10 4 (1.09%) GemFire
11 3 (0.82%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 170 (46.20%) Azure
2 147 (39.95%) AWS
3 56 (15.22%) PaaS
4 50 (13.59%) GCP
5 42 (11.41%) IaaS
5 42 (11.41%) OpenShift
6 22 (5.98%) Power Platform
7 21 (5.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 17 (4.62%) GitHub
9 15 (4.08%) Serverless
10 12 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (3.26%) NuGet
11 11 (2.99%) SaaS
12 10 (2.72%) Azure Data Factory
13 9 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (2.17%) Amazon ECS
14 8 (2.17%) Amazon S3
14 8 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (1.90%) Heroku
16 5 (1.36%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.08%) DSL
2 11 (2.99%) DNS
3 8 (2.17%) SSH
4 4 (1.09%) Firewall
4 4 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.82%) HTTP
5 3 (0.82%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.82%) Internet
5 3 (0.82%) VPN
6 2 (0.54%) IPsec
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.27%) DHCP
7 1 (0.27%) Network Security
7 1 (0.27%) SSL
7 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.52%) Data Lake
2 22 (5.98%) Power BI
3 21 (5.71%) Big Data
3 21 (5.71%) HDInsight
4 20 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
5 16 (4.35%) SQL Server
6 15 (4.08%) MySQL
7 13 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.72%) Redis
9 9 (2.45%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.90%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.90%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.63%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.63%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.36%) BigQuery
12 5 (1.36%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 130 (35.33%) Jenkins
2 95 (25.82%) Git (software)
3 64 (17.39%) Visual Studio Team System
4 35 (9.51%) TeamCity
5 34 (9.24%) Visual Studio
6 25 (6.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 23 (6.25%) JIRA
8 21 (5.71%) GitLab
9 19 (5.16%) Selenium
10 18 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (4.62%) Subversion
12 16 (4.35%) Maven
13 15 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
14 10 (2.72%) MSBuild
14 10 (2.72%) SonarQube
15 9 (2.45%) Cucumber
16 8 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 7 (1.90%) MSTest
17 7 (1.90%) Ranorex
18 6 (1.63%) Bitbucket
General
1 35 (9.51%) Finance
2 15 (4.08%) Banking
3 6 (1.63%) Retail
3 6 (1.63%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.82%) Billing
5 2 (0.54%) Back Office
5 2 (0.54%) Legal
5 2 (0.54%) Public Sector
5 2 (0.54%) Publishing
6 1 (0.27%) Advertising
6 1 (0.27%) Automotive
6 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.97%) .NET
2 28 (7.61%) Web Services
3 22 (5.98%) Node.js
4 20 (5.43%) .NET Framework
5 17 (4.62%) AngularJS
6 16 (4.35%) JSON
7 10 (2.72%) Kafka
7 10 (2.72%) REST
8 8 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (2.17%) RESTful
9 7 (1.90%) React
9 7 (1.90%) Spring
10 6 (1.63%) Hystrix
10 6 (1.63%) LEMP Stack
10 6 (1.63%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (1.63%) React Native
10 6 (1.63%) Spring Boot
10 6 (1.63%) Spring Cloud
10 6 (1.63%) Zuul
11 4 (1.09%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.35%) Public Cloud
2 9 (2.45%) Cloud Native
2 9 (2.45%) Data Centre
3 7 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (1.63%) Clustering
4 6 (1.63%) Private Cloud
5 3 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.54%) Life Science
7 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.27%) CMDB
7 1 (0.27%) Digital Wallet
7 1 (0.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.27%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.27%) Replication
7 1 (0.27%) Robotics
7 1 (0.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 136 (36.96%) Linux
2 85 (23.10%) Windows
3 27 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (4.62%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.99%) Unix
6 8 (2.17%) Windows 8
6 8 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.36%) CentOS
8 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.27%) Android
9 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.27%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.27%) VMS
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (100.00%) DevOps
2 141 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (20.65%) Scrum
4 62 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (15.76%) Infrastructure as Code
6 53 (14.40%) Configuration Management
7 48 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 47 (12.77%) Analytics
9 41 (11.14%) Continuous Delivery
10 29 (7.88%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (7.61%) Data Science
12 27 (7.34%) Kanban
13 26 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (5.71%) Infrastructure Automation
14 21 (5.71%) Security Testing
15 19 (5.16%) Migration
16 18 (4.89%) Deployment Automation
17 16 (4.35%) SDLC
17 16 (4.35%) Software Engineering
18 14 (3.80%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 94 (25.54%) PowerShell
2 81 (22.01%) Python
3 60 (16.30%) Bash Shell
4 59 (16.03%) SQL
5 50 (13.59%) Java
6 32 (8.70%) C#
7 25 (6.79%) Ruby
8 19 (5.16%) Groovy
9 11 (2.99%) JavaScript
10 10 (2.72%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.82%) Korn
12 2 (0.54%) Go
12 2 (0.54%) Perl
12 2 (0.54%) PHP
13 1 (0.27%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (3.53%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.82%) Degree
4 2 (0.54%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.54%) MCSA
4 2 (0.54%) MCSE
4 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.80%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) GDPR
2 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 152 (41.30%) Docker
2 23 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (3.80%) Active Directory
4 12 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.17%) LXC
6 6 (1.63%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.36%) vSphere
8 4 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.54%) vCloud
11 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.27%) Gluster
11 1 (0.27%) HDFS
11 1 (0.27%) NFS
11 1 (0.27%) oVirt
11 1 (0.27%) RHEV
11 1 (0.27%) zsh
Systems Management
1 143 (38.86%) Ansible
2 130 (35.33%) Kubernetes
3 103 (27.99%) Terraform
4 61 (16.58%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (16.30%) Puppet
6 11 (2.99%) Packer
7 10 (2.72%) Kibana
8 6 (1.63%) Salt
9 5 (1.36%) Marathon
10 4 (1.09%) Grafana
11 3 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.82%) logstash
11 3 (0.82%) Mesos
11 3 (0.82%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.54%) vRealize
13 1 (0.27%) Consul
13 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
13 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Satellite
13 1 (0.27%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 60 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.34%) Google
3 25 (6.79%) Red Hat
4 24 (6.52%) Oracle
5 14 (3.80%) VMware
6 12 (3.26%) Databricks
7 6 (1.63%) IBM
7 6 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.63%) SaltStack
7 6 (1.63%) Splunk
8 5 (1.36%) New Relic
9 3 (0.82%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.82%) Cisco
9 3 (0.82%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.54%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.54%) F5
11 1 (0.27%) HP
11 1 (0.27%) IBM Sterling
11 1 (0.27%) Mercator
11 1 (0.27%) SAP