Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 80 84 89
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 +135
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 242 448 436
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.49% 2.86% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.65% 3.03% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 305 287
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £363
90th Percentile £647 £600 £588
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 17
Median hourly rate £34.25 £26.65 £61.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.52% -56.67% -
10th Percentile £21.18 £26.65 £48.75
90th Percentile £49.13 £26.65 £67.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year - -39.13% +12.75%

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 9,118 14,772 15,854
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.86% 94.45% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,342 8,916 9,305
Median daily rate £432 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.06% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 604 611
Median hourly rate £19.25 £19.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.25% +9.40% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.85 £50.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - -

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 2 April 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 2 April 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 2 April 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 +14 137 £500 -9.09% 48
Berkshire +36 104 £500 -9.09% 27
Hampshire +19 56 £500 -5.88% 7
Surrey +14 34 £525 - 19
Oxfordshire +12 23 £550 -8.33% 14
Buckinghamshire -23 10 £475 +8.57% 7
East Sussex +19 7 £650 +62.50% 4
West Sussex -20 6 £713 +35.71% 3
Kent +2 3 £525 +5.00% 7
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 242 (100.00%) DevOps
2 122 (50.41%) Azure
3 109 (45.04%) Docker
4 108 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (40.91%) Kubernetes
6 91 (37.60%) Ansible
7 83 (34.30%) Linux
8 81 (33.47%) AWS
9 79 (32.64%) Terraform
10 73 (30.17%) Python
11 70 (28.93%) PowerShell
12 67 (27.69%) Continuous Integration
13 62 (25.62%) Microsoft
14 60 (24.79%) Windows
14 60 (24.79%) Jenkins
15 58 (23.97%) SQL
16 57 (23.55%) Test Automation
16 57 (23.55%) Infrastructure as Code
17 56 (23.14%) Analytics
17 56 (23.14%) Scrum
18 49 (20.25%) Git (software)
19 48 (19.83%) Data Management
19 48 (19.83%) Visual Studio
19 48 (19.83%) Continuous Delivery
20 45 (18.60%) HDInsight
20 45 (18.60%) Data Lake
20 45 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
21 44 (18.18%) Power Platform
21 44 (18.18%) Power BI
22 43 (17.77%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 15 (6.20%) Confluence
2 11 (4.55%) nginx
3 9 (3.72%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (3.31%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.48%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (2.07%) GemFire
6 5 (2.07%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.24%) Apache
7 3 (1.24%) IIS
7 3 (1.24%) JBoss
8 2 (0.83%) WildFly
9 1 (0.41%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 122 (50.41%) Azure
2 81 (33.47%) AWS
3 44 (18.18%) Power Platform
4 42 (17.36%) PaaS
5 38 (15.70%) IaaS
6 32 (13.22%) GitHub
7 20 (8.26%) GCP
8 19 (7.85%) SaaS
9 18 (7.44%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (7.44%) Amazon S3
10 16 (6.61%) Serverless
11 15 (6.20%) Amazon ECS
12 13 (5.37%) Amazon ELB
12 13 (5.37%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (4.96%) Amazon EMR
14 10 (4.13%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (3.31%) OpenShift
16 6 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (2.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 5 (2.07%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.96%) DSL
2 5 (2.07%) DNS
2 5 (2.07%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.65%) VPN
3 4 (1.65%) Wireless
4 2 (0.83%) Internet
4 2 (0.83%) LAN
4 2 (0.83%) SSH
4 2 (0.83%) tcpdump
4 2 (0.83%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.41%) BGP
5 1 (0.41%) Firewall
5 1 (0.41%) HTTP
5 1 (0.41%) Network Security
5 1 (0.41%) SSL
5 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (18.60%) Data Lake
1 45 (18.60%) HDInsight
2 44 (18.18%) Power BI
3 43 (17.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (8.26%) MongoDB
5 18 (7.44%) MariaDB
6 17 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (4.55%) MySQL
8 10 (4.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (3.31%) Big Data
9 8 (3.31%) Redis
9 8 (3.31%) SQL Server
10 7 (2.89%) NoSQL
11 6 (2.48%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.41%) Neo4j
14 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 60 (24.79%) Jenkins
2 49 (20.25%) Git (software)
3 48 (19.83%) Visual Studio
4 21 (8.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 19 (7.85%) Sonatype Nexus
6 18 (7.44%) JIRA
7 14 (5.79%) Selenium
8 11 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (4.13%) GitLab
9 10 (4.13%) TeamCity
10 9 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (3.31%) Liquibase
12 7 (2.89%) SonarQube
13 6 (2.48%) Bitbucket
13 6 (2.48%) Subversion
14 5 (2.07%) Cucumber
14 5 (2.07%) Protractor
15 4 (1.65%) CircleCI
15 4 (1.65%) Gradle
16 3 (1.24%) Artifactory
General
1 18 (7.44%) Finance
2 6 (2.48%) Marketing
3 5 (2.07%) Banking
4 4 (1.65%) Public Sector
5 2 (0.83%) Publishing
5 2 (0.83%) Retail
5 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.41%) Automotive
6 1 (0.41%) Back Office
6 1 (0.41%) Billing
6 1 (0.41%) Electronics
6 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.41%) French Language
6 1 (0.41%) German Language
6 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.41%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.85%) .NET
2 13 (5.37%) Node.js
3 7 (2.89%) .NET Core
3 7 (2.89%) AngularJS
3 7 (2.89%) Kafka
3 7 (2.89%) Web Services
4 6 (2.48%) LEMP Stack
5 5 (2.07%) JSON
5 5 (2.07%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (2.07%) React
5 5 (2.07%) WireMock
6 4 (1.65%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.65%) REST
6 4 (1.65%) RESTful
7 3 (1.24%) OAuth
7 3 (1.24%) React Native
7 3 (1.24%) Swagger
8 2 (0.83%) CSS
8 2 (0.83%) HTML5
8 2 (0.83%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.31%) Public Cloud
2 5 (2.07%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.65%) User Experience
4 3 (1.24%) Cloud Native
4 3 (1.24%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.83%) Clustering
5 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (0.83%) Social Media
6 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.41%) BeagleBone
6 1 (0.41%) Blog
6 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.41%) FMCG
6 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.41%) PKI
6 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.41%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 83 (34.30%) Linux
2 60 (24.79%) Windows
3 13 (5.37%) CentOS
4 8 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.48%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.65%) CoreOS
7 2 (0.83%) Unix
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.41%) VMS
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (100.00%) DevOps
2 108 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (27.69%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (23.55%) Infrastructure as Code
4 57 (23.55%) Test Automation
5 56 (23.14%) Analytics
5 56 (23.14%) Scrum
6 48 (19.83%) Continuous Delivery
6 48 (19.83%) Data Management
7 45 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
8 41 (16.94%) Security Testing
9 36 (14.88%) Data-Driven Testing
10 32 (13.22%) Configuration Management
11 29 (11.98%) Kanban
12 23 (9.50%) Microservices
13 21 (8.68%) Project Delivery
13 21 (8.68%) SDLC
13 21 (8.68%) Software Delivery
14 18 (7.44%) Data Modelling
15 16 (6.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 73 (30.17%) Python
2 70 (28.93%) PowerShell
3 58 (23.97%) SQL
4 28 (11.57%) Java
5 23 (9.50%) Bash Shell
6 21 (8.68%) C#
7 20 (8.26%) Ruby
8 17 (7.02%) JavaScript
9 11 (4.55%) Groovy
10 10 (4.13%) Shell Script
11 9 (3.72%) Go
11 9 (3.72%) Perl
12 8 (3.31%) R
12 8 (3.31%) Scala
13 3 (1.24%) C++
13 3 (1.24%) Korn
14 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.41%) Haskell
15 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.41%) XAML
Qualifications
1 33 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.24%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.79%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 109 (45.04%) Docker
2 35 (14.46%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.07%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.24%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.83%) vSphere
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 99 (40.91%) Kubernetes
2 91 (37.60%) Ansible
3 79 (32.64%) Terraform
4 37 (15.29%) Puppet
5 32 (13.22%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.48%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.65%) Consul
7 4 (1.65%) HAProxy
7 4 (1.65%) Packer
7 4 (1.65%) vRealize
8 3 (1.24%) Grafana
8 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.24%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.83%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.83%) Salt
10 1 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.41%) Kibana
10 1 (0.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 62 (25.62%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.09%) Informatica
3 12 (4.96%) Atlassian
4 10 (4.13%) Google
5 9 (3.72%) ServiceNow
5 9 (3.72%) VMware
6 8 (3.31%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.89%) Oracle
8 3 (1.24%) Databricks
8 3 (1.24%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.83%) Actuate
9 2 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.83%) WSO2
10 1 (0.41%) Aerohive Networks
10 1 (0.41%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (0.41%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.41%) SAP
10 1 (0.41%) Sonatype
10 1 (0.41%) Xamarin