Period
to 12 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 12 July 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 75 100
Rank change year-on-year -7 +25 +67
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 145 449 422
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.42% 2.96% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 3.12% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 334 290
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £400
90th Percentile £601 £617 £594
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £66.50
10th Percentile £47.50 - £65.75
90th Percentile £52.50 - £67.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £66.50
% change year-on-year -26.32% -28.57% +42.25%

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 5,616 14,411 16,203
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.60% 95.00% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,275 8,579 9,572
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.29%
10th Percentile £215 £256 £261
90th Percentile £606 £600 £581
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 642 696
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.28 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £55.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £22.67 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +13.36% +6.95% +0.08%

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 12 July 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
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 12 July 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
Thames Valley +5 83 £515 -0.72% 18
Berkshire +26 68 £515 -5.94% 8
Hampshire +45 33 £500 +11.11% 7
Surrey +4 16 £550 +9.73% 6
Oxfordshire +17 13 £525 -4.55% 8
West Sussex +4 7 £500 -4.76% 2
East Sussex +21 3 £500 -6.98%
Kent +21 2 £538 +7.50% 1
Buckinghamshire -21 2 - - 2
Middlesex +18 1 £300 -33.33%
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 July 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.

1 145 (100.00%) DevOps
2 71 (48.97%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (48.28%) Linux
4 67 (46.21%) Azure
5 63 (43.45%) Terraform
6 62 (42.76%) Docker
7 58 (40.00%) Ansible
7 58 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (38.62%) Kubernetes
9 49 (33.79%) AWS
10 46 (31.72%) Git (software)
11 42 (28.97%) Jenkins
11 42 (28.97%) Continuous Delivery
11 42 (28.97%) Windows
11 42 (28.97%) Infrastructure as Code
12 40 (27.59%) Microsoft
13 39 (26.90%) Scrum
14 38 (26.21%) PowerShell
14 38 (26.21%) SQL
15 37 (25.52%) Analytics
16 36 (24.83%) Test Automation
17 35 (24.14%) Python
18 34 (23.45%) Visual Studio
18 34 (23.45%) Data Lake
19 32 (22.07%) Data Management
19 32 (22.07%) Opscode Chef
20 31 (21.38%) HDInsight
21 30 (20.69%) PaaS
21 30 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 30 (20.69%) Business Intelligence

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 12 (8.28%) Confluence
2 10 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (5.52%) nginx
4 7 (4.83%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (3.45%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.76%) Apache Spark
7 3 (2.07%) GemFire
7 3 (2.07%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.38%) Apache
8 2 (1.38%) JBoss
8 2 (1.38%) WildFly
9 1 (0.69%) Drupal
9 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 67 (46.21%) Azure
2 49 (33.79%) AWS
3 30 (20.69%) PaaS
3 30 (20.69%) Power Platform
4 29 (20.00%) IaaS
5 24 (16.55%) GitHub
6 18 (12.41%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (9.66%) Amazon S3
7 14 (9.66%) Serverless
8 12 (8.28%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (6.90%) Amazon ECS
9 10 (6.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (6.21%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (4.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (4.83%) Amazon ELB
11 7 (4.83%) Amazon EMR
11 7 (4.83%) AWS CloudTrail
11 7 (4.83%) AWS CodeBuild
12 6 (4.14%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (4.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.21%) DSL
2 7 (4.83%) DNS
2 7 (4.83%) Firewall
3 6 (4.14%) Reverse Proxy
3 6 (4.14%) VLAN
4 3 (2.07%) VPN
5 2 (1.38%) BGP
5 2 (1.38%) HTTP
5 2 (1.38%) SNMP
5 2 (1.38%) SSH
5 2 (1.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.38%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.38%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.69%) Internet
6 1 (0.69%) IPv6
6 1 (0.69%) Network Security
6 1 (0.69%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.69%) OSPF
6 1 (0.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (23.45%) Data Lake
2 31 (21.38%) HDInsight
3 30 (20.69%) Power BI
3 30 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (9.66%) Hadoop
5 9 (6.21%) MariaDB
6 7 (4.83%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (3.45%) MySQL
8 5 (3.45%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.07%) Big Data
10 2 (1.38%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.38%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.38%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.38%) Redis
10 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 46 (31.72%) Git (software)
2 42 (28.97%) Jenkins
3 34 (23.45%) Visual Studio
4 19 (13.10%) JIRA
5 18 (12.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (8.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (6.90%) GitLab
8 8 (5.52%) Selenium
9 6 (4.14%) Gradle
9 6 (4.14%) Liquibase
9 6 (4.14%) Spinnaker
10 5 (3.45%) Bitbucket
10 5 (3.45%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.76%) TeamCity
12 3 (2.07%) Protractor
12 3 (2.07%) SonarQube
12 3 (2.07%) Travis CI
13 2 (1.38%) Bitbucket Server
13 2 (1.38%) Mocha
13 2 (1.38%) Subversion
General
1 8 (5.52%) Finance
2 3 (2.07%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.38%) Law
3 2 (1.38%) Legal
3 2 (1.38%) Marketing
4 1 (0.69%) Automotive
4 1 (0.69%) Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.69%) Retail
4 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.28%) Web Services
2 11 (7.59%) RESTful
3 9 (6.21%) .NET
4 8 (5.52%) Node.js
5 7 (4.83%) Swagger
6 4 (2.76%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.76%) Kafka
6 4 (2.76%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (2.76%) REST
7 3 (2.07%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (2.07%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (2.07%) JSON
7 3 (2.07%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (2.07%) WireMock
8 2 (1.38%) .NET Core
8 2 (1.38%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.38%) gRPC
8 2 (1.38%) OAuth
8 2 (1.38%) RAML
8 2 (1.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.21%) Public Cloud
2 5 (3.45%) Cloud Native
3 4 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.38%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.69%) BeagleBone
5 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.69%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (48.28%) Linux
2 42 (28.97%) Windows
3 11 (7.59%) CentOS
3 11 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (6.90%) Unix
5 7 (4.83%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.14%) Windows 10
6 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (2.07%) Debian
8 2 (1.38%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (100.00%) DevOps
2 71 (48.97%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (28.97%) Continuous Delivery
4 42 (28.97%) Infrastructure as Code
5 39 (26.90%) Scrum
6 37 (25.52%) Analytics
7 36 (24.83%) Test Automation
8 32 (22.07%) Data Management
9 30 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
10 27 (18.62%) Security Testing
11 26 (17.93%) Configuration Management
12 23 (15.86%) Data-Driven Testing
13 19 (13.10%) Project Delivery
14 17 (11.72%) Kanban
15 13 (8.97%) Deployment Automation
15 13 (8.97%) Microservices
16 12 (8.28%) Data Modelling
17 11 (7.59%) Software Engineering
18 10 (6.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.21%) PowerShell
1 38 (26.21%) SQL
2 35 (24.14%) Python
3 29 (20.00%) Java
4 17 (11.72%) Shell Script
5 15 (10.34%) Bash Shell
5 15 (10.34%) C#
6 14 (9.66%) JavaScript
6 14 (9.66%) Ruby
7 11 (7.59%) Go
8 9 (6.21%) Groovy
9 7 (4.83%) Scala
10 5 (3.45%) Java 8
11 3 (2.07%) Korn
11 3 (2.07%) PHP
12 2 (1.38%) C++
13 1 (0.69%) C
13 1 (0.69%) Haskell
13 1 (0.69%) Perl
13 1 (0.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.10%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.45%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.14%) QA
System Software
1 62 (42.76%) Docker
2 29 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.83%) vSphere
5 2 (1.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.69%) PowerDNS
6 1 (0.69%) vCloud
6 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 63 (43.45%) Terraform
2 58 (40.00%) Ansible
3 56 (38.62%) Kubernetes
4 32 (22.07%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (18.62%) Puppet
6 15 (10.34%) Packer
7 5 (3.45%) Prometheus
8 4 (2.76%) Consul
8 4 (2.76%) ZABBIX
9 3 (2.07%) HAProxy
9 3 (2.07%) Kibana
9 3 (2.07%) vRealize
10 2 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (1.38%) Grafana
11 1 (0.69%) Nagios
11 1 (0.69%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 40 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 27 (18.62%) Informatica
3 10 (6.90%) Atlassian
3 10 (6.90%) Hortonworks
3 10 (6.90%) VMware
4 3 (2.07%) Oracle
4 3 (2.07%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.07%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.38%) Actuate
5 2 (1.38%) Databricks
5 2 (1.38%) Dell
5 2 (1.38%) EMC
5 2 (1.38%) Google
5 2 (1.38%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.38%) Splunk
5 2 (1.38%) WSO2
6 1 (0.69%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (0.69%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (0.69%) Rackspace