Period
to 29 October 2020

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £510 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 105 101
Rank change year-on-year +31 -4 +27
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 98 318 406
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.70% 2.30% 2.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 2.45% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 238 249
Median daily rate £510 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £369 £417 £404
90th Percentile £660 £650 £625
England median daily rate £520 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -5.45% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £42.00 - £57.50
10th Percentile £30.90 - £52.25
90th Percentile £54.70 - £62.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year - -20.00% -11.62%

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 3,385 12,958 15,627
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.12% 93.82% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,015 7,667 9,374
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £207 £225 £254
90th Percentile £625 £600 £578
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 633 639
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £20.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +10.29% +13.33%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.85 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.37 £63.75 £51.00
Median hourly rate £27.75 £19.64 £18.50
% change year-on-year +41.27% +6.16% -

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the South East.

Daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the South East

DevOps Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the South East

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the South East

DevOps Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 29 October 2020. 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
Hampshire +70 45 £510 +7.37% 12
Thames Valley +5 28 £531 +1.19% 22
Berkshire +24 24 £544 -1.14% 11
West Sussex +40 8 £500 -6.98% 4
East Sussex +22 6 £675 +22.73% 5
Surrey +28 5 £431 -21.59% 8
Kent +31 3 £450 +5.88% 4
Oxfordshire +34 2 £413 -17.50% 7
Buckinghamshire +5 2 £500 +1.27% 4
Middlesex - 2 £263 -
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 98 (100.00%) DevOps
2 66 (67.35%) Terraform
3 63 (64.29%) Kubernetes
4 59 (60.20%) Docker
5 46 (46.94%) Linux
5 46 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (41.84%) Ansible
7 40 (40.82%) Infrastructure as Code
8 38 (38.78%) Azure
9 37 (37.76%) AWS
10 36 (36.73%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (35.71%) Git (software)
12 33 (33.67%) PowerShell
12 33 (33.67%) Jenkins
13 32 (32.65%) Configuration Management
14 31 (31.63%) Puppet
15 28 (28.57%) Python
16 27 (27.55%) Windows
16 27 (27.55%) Opscode Chef
17 25 (25.51%) GitHub
17 25 (25.51%) Packer
17 25 (25.51%) SC Cleared
17 25 (25.51%) Security Cleared
18 24 (24.49%) Continuous Delivery
19 23 (23.47%) JIRA
20 21 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 21 (21.43%) Firewall
20 21 (21.43%) Bash Shell
21 20 (20.41%) GitLab
21 20 (20.41%) Java

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 11 (11.22%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (7.14%) Confluence
3 6 (6.12%) nginx
4 3 (3.06%) Apache
5 1 (1.02%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 38 (38.78%) Azure
2 37 (37.76%) AWS
3 25 (25.51%) GitHub
4 18 (18.37%) Serverless
5 15 (15.31%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (9.18%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (9.18%) Amazon ECS
6 9 (9.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (7.14%) Amazon S3
7 7 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (7.14%) AWS CodePipeline
8 6 (6.12%) Amazon EKS
8 6 (6.12%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (6.12%) AWS CloudTrail
8 6 (6.12%) AWS CodeBuild
8 6 (6.12%) GCP
8 6 (6.12%) PaaS
9 4 (4.08%) SaaS
10 3 (3.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.43%) Firewall
2 15 (15.31%) Reverse Proxy
2 15 (15.31%) VLAN
3 5 (5.10%) SNMP
4 4 (4.08%) DNS
5 2 (2.04%) SSL
6 1 (1.02%) BGP
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.02%) Internet
6 1 (1.02%) IPv6
6 1 (1.02%) LAN
6 1 (1.02%) Network Security
6 1 (1.02%) OpenVPN
6 1 (1.02%) OSPF
6 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.02%) VPN
6 1 (1.02%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.16%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (3.06%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (2.04%) Data Lake
4 2 (2.04%) MariaDB
4 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.02%) Big Data
5 1 (1.02%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.02%) MySQL
5 1 (1.02%) Power BI
5 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 33 (33.67%) Jenkins
3 23 (23.47%) JIRA
4 21 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 20 (20.41%) GitLab
6 7 (7.14%) TeamCity
7 6 (6.12%) Selenium
7 6 (6.12%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (6.12%) Spinnaker
8 5 (5.10%) Bitbucket
9 4 (4.08%) ReSharper
10 3 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.06%) Terragrunt
10 3 (3.06%) Travis CI
11 2 (2.04%) Cucumber
11 2 (2.04%) Moq
11 2 (2.04%) Subversion
12 1 (1.02%) FishEye
12 1 (1.02%) Maven
12 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (8.16%) Public Sector
2 2 (2.04%) Law
3 1 (1.02%) Finance
3 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.33%) .NET
2 15 (15.31%) Node.js
3 14 (14.29%) Web Services
4 12 (12.24%) REST
5 11 (11.22%) RESTful
6 8 (8.16%) .NET Framework
6 8 (8.16%) Swagger
7 7 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (6.12%) GraphQL
9 5 (5.10%) gRPC
9 5 (5.10%) Lambda Expressions
10 3 (3.06%) .NET Core
10 3 (3.06%) Apollo GraphQL
10 3 (3.06%) CSS
11 2 (2.04%) HTML
11 2 (2.04%) Kafka
11 2 (2.04%) React
11 2 (2.04%) YAML
12 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
12 1 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Public Cloud
2 6 (6.12%) Cloud Native
3 3 (3.06%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.02%) NHS
5 1 (1.02%) PKI
5 1 (1.02%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.02%) Replication
5 1 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (46.94%) Linux
2 27 (27.55%) Windows
3 19 (19.39%) CentOS
3 19 (19.39%) Windows Server
4 16 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (15.31%) Windows 10
5 15 (15.31%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (8.16%) Unix
7 3 (3.06%) Debian
7 3 (3.06%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (100.00%) DevOps
2 46 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (40.82%) Infrastructure as Code
4 36 (36.73%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (32.65%) Configuration Management
6 24 (24.49%) Continuous Delivery
7 18 (18.37%) Microservices
8 15 (15.31%) Continuous Deployment
8 15 (15.31%) Scrum
9 14 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 13 (13.27%) Migration
11 12 (12.24%) Mentoring
12 11 (11.22%) Software Engineering
13 10 (10.20%) Deployment Automation
13 10 (10.20%) Systems Engineering
14 9 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 8 (8.16%) Infrastructure Monitoring
16 6 (6.12%) Immutable Infrastructure
16 6 (6.12%) ITIL
16 6 (6.12%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.67%) PowerShell
2 28 (28.57%) Python
3 21 (21.43%) Bash Shell
4 20 (20.41%) Java
5 19 (19.39%) C#
6 13 (13.27%) Go
7 12 (12.24%) Ruby
8 9 (9.18%) JavaScript
8 9 (9.18%) SQL
9 8 (8.16%) Scala
10 6 (6.12%) PHP
11 5 (5.10%) Java 8
12 3 (3.06%) C++
13 2 (2.04%) Korn
13 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
13 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
14 1 (1.02%) AWK
14 1 (1.02%) C
14 1 (1.02%) MATLAB
14 1 (1.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (25.51%) SC Cleared
1 25 (25.51%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.16%) AWS Certification
3 3 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.02%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.02%) Degree
4 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) NIST
1 3 (3.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) HL7
System Software
1 59 (60.20%) Docker
2 16 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (16.33%) vSphere
3 6 (6.12%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.06%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.02%) PowerDNS
5 1 (1.02%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 66 (67.35%) Terraform
2 63 (64.29%) Kubernetes
3 41 (41.84%) Ansible
4 31 (31.63%) Puppet
5 27 (27.55%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (25.51%) Packer
7 10 (10.20%) Prometheus
8 7 (7.14%) Grafana
9 6 (6.12%) Istio
10 5 (5.10%) ZABBIX
11 4 (4.08%) Kibana
12 3 (3.06%) HAProxy
13 2 (2.04%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (17.35%) VMware
2 16 (16.33%) Atlassian
3 5 (5.10%) Dell
3 5 (5.10%) EMC
3 5 (5.10%) Splunk
4 4 (4.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco
5 2 (2.04%) Google
5 2 (2.04%) SAP
6 1 (1.02%) Databricks
6 1 (1.02%) Klocwork
6 1 (1.02%) MathWorks
6 1 (1.02%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.02%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.02%) Sonatype
6 1 (1.02%) Veeam