The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 46 56
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 11 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.07% 1.90% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 1.96% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 11
Median daily rate £463 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.90% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £454 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £470 £415
% change year-on-year +1.06% +13.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 509 460 562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 95.86% 97.25% 97.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 306 424
Median daily rate £355 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.98% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £187 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 22
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -1.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.88 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £41.05 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in South Wales

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in South Wales

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in South Wales over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in South Wales

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff 0 10 £450 +10.76%
DevOps Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, DevOps Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) DevOps
2 21 (72.41%) Ansible
2 21 (72.41%) Jenkins
3 19 (65.52%) Linux
4 18 (62.07%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (55.17%) Puppet
6 15 (51.72%) Git (software)
7 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (44.83%) Terraform
8 12 (41.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
9 9 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (27.59%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
10 8 (27.59%) Oracle
10 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
11 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
11 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
11 7 (24.14%) JIRA
11 7 (24.14%) Bash Shell
11 7 (24.14%) Confluence
11 7 (24.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (20.69%) Docker
12 6 (20.69%) Maven
12 6 (20.69%) Rundeck
12 6 (20.69%) Server Hardening
12 6 (20.69%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (20.69%) Amazon S3
12 6 (20.69%) MongoDB

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 7 (24.14%) Confluence
2 4 (13.79%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (10.34%) Apache
4 1 (3.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (62.07%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (24.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (20.69%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (20.69%) Amazon S3
4 4 (13.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (10.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (10.34%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (10.34%) Route 53
5 3 (10.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (6.90%) GitHub
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
2 6 (20.69%) DNS
3 5 (17.24%) HTTP
3 5 (17.24%) SSH
4 4 (13.79%) DSL
4 4 (13.79%) tcpdump
5 2 (6.90%) LDAP
5 2 (6.90%) SSL
6 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.45%) PowerCenter
4 1 (3.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (72.41%) Jenkins
2 15 (51.72%) Git (software)
3 7 (24.14%) JIRA
4 6 (20.69%) Ant
4 6 (20.69%) Maven
5 5 (17.24%) Hudson
6 4 (13.79%) Bitbucket
6 4 (13.79%) Vagrant
7 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
7 2 (6.90%) Gradle
7 2 (6.90%) NuGet
7 2 (6.90%) Subversion
8 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) Middleware
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.45%) J2EE
3 1 (3.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.45%) Fintech
2 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Linux
2 12 (41.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (20.69%) Windows
4 2 (6.90%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) DevOps
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (20.69%) Server Hardening
5 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
6 4 (13.79%) Migration
7 3 (10.34%) ITIL
7 3 (10.34%) Microservices
7 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.90%) Scrum
8 2 (6.90%) Web Operations
9 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (3.45%) Identity Management
9 1 (3.45%) Mobile First
9 1 (3.45%) Open Source
9 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Bash Shell
1 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.79%) Perl
3 3 (10.34%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) JCL
5 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Docker
2 4 (13.79%) iptables
3 2 (6.90%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (72.41%) Ansible
2 16 (55.17%) Puppet
3 13 (44.83%) Terraform
4 9 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (20.69%) Rundeck
6 4 (13.79%) Marathon
6 4 (13.79%) Mesos
7 3 (10.34%) Prometheus
7 3 (10.34%) Salt
8 1 (3.45%) Control-M
8 1 (3.45%) Grafana
8 1 (3.45%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) Rackspace
4 3 (10.34%) Remedy
4 3 (10.34%) Splunk
5 1 (3.45%) Adobe
5 1 (3.45%) BMC
5 1 (3.45%) Informatica
5 1 (3.45%) Micro Focus
5 1 (3.45%) Thunderhead