Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 November 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
England > South West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 154 179
Rank change year-on-year +48 +25 -17
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 106 49 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.87% 0.86% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 0.90% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 34 29
South West median daily rate £456 £450 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £379 £363 £368
90th Percentile £625 £575 £600
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £49.50 £47.25 £60.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -21.25% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5382 5430 6216
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 94.95% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3391 3535 4043
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £206 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 345 395
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £49.75 £46.15 £46.20
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the South West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the South West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the South West

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Bristol +7 29 £463 +2.78% 5
Wiltshire -2 28 £463 +2.78% 5
Somerset +16 21 £450 +5.88% 1
Devon +12 15 £443 - 3
Dorset +8 6 £475 +21.02% 1
Gloucestershire +17 2 £475 -13.64% 1
Cornwall - 2 £401 -
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 West region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 106 (100.00%) DevOps
2 56 (52.83%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (43.40%) Python
4 39 (36.79%) Ansible
5 37 (34.91%) Jenkins
5 37 (34.91%) Linux
6 31 (29.25%) Docker
6 31 (29.25%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (29.25%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (28.30%) Puppet
8 27 (25.47%) Web Services
9 26 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (22.64%) Open Source
11 23 (21.70%) Serverless
11 23 (21.70%) PowerShell
12 22 (20.75%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
12 22 (20.75%) Java
13 19 (17.92%) Groovy
13 19 (17.92%) AWS Lambda
14 18 (16.98%) Terraform
14 18 (16.98%) AWS CloudFormation
14 18 (16.98%) Kubernetes
14 18 (16.98%) Amazon RDS
14 18 (16.98%) Ruby
15 17 (16.04%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (15.09%) Git (software)
16 16 (15.09%) Windows
17 14 (13.21%) Visual Studio Team System
17 14 (13.21%) JIRA

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 10 (9.43%) IIS
1 10 (9.43%) Tomcat
2 8 (7.55%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (7.55%) nginx
3 7 (6.60%) Apache
3 7 (6.60%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.72%) Confluence
5 4 (3.77%) SAS
5 4 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.83%) CICS
6 3 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.83%) Jetty
6 3 (2.83%) Mongrel
6 3 (2.83%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.94%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.94%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 56 (52.83%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (21.70%) Serverless
3 22 (20.75%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (17.92%) AWS Lambda
5 18 (16.98%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (10.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (8.49%) PaaS
8 6 (5.66%) Amazon S3
8 6 (5.66%) GitHub
8 6 (5.66%) Route 53
8 6 (5.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (4.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (4.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (3.77%) Google App Engine
11 2 (1.89%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.94%) npm
12 1 (0.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) HTTP
1 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.77%) DHCP
2 4 (3.77%) DNS
2 4 (3.77%) FTP
2 4 (3.77%) IPsec
2 4 (3.77%) SSL
3 3 (2.83%) BIG-IP
3 3 (2.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (2.83%) Firewall
4 2 (1.89%) SMS
4 2 (1.89%) VPN
5 1 (0.94%) Internet
5 1 (0.94%) LAN
5 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.98%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (5.66%) Big Data
2 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.72%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.77%) Data Lake
4 4 (3.77%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.77%) HDInsight
5 3 (2.83%) DB2
5 3 (2.83%) MySQL
5 3 (2.83%) Redis
6 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.94%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (34.91%) Jenkins
2 16 (15.09%) Git (software)
3 14 (13.21%) JIRA
3 14 (13.21%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (11.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (6.60%) Bitbucket
6 5 (4.72%) Subversion
6 5 (4.72%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.77%) Artifactory
7 4 (3.77%) ScriptRunner
7 4 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.77%) Travis CI
8 3 (2.83%) Ant
8 3 (2.83%) Gerrit
8 3 (2.83%) IBM UrbanCode
8 3 (2.83%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.83%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.83%) Vagrant
8 3 (2.83%) webpack
General
1 8 (7.55%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Retail
3 3 (2.83%) Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Electronics
4 2 (1.89%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Games
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.47%) Web Services
2 10 (9.43%) Node.js
3 8 (7.55%) .NET
3 8 (7.55%) React
4 5 (4.72%) RESTful
5 4 (3.77%) Spring
6 3 (2.83%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (2.83%) J2EE
6 3 (2.83%) Servlets
6 3 (2.83%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.89%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.94%) JSON
8 1 (0.94%) JSON-LD
8 1 (0.94%) Lucene
8 1 (0.94%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) iPad
2 6 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.77%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.83%) DataPower
5 3 (2.83%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.94%) CESG
6 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.94%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 37 (34.91%) Linux
2 16 (15.09%) Windows
3 13 (12.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (6.60%) Ubuntu
5 6 (5.66%) VMS
6 5 (4.72%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.77%) Unix
8 3 (2.83%) CentOS
8 3 (2.83%) CoreOS
9 2 (1.89%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (100.00%) DevOps
2 31 (29.25%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (22.64%) Open Source
5 17 (16.04%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (12.26%) Configuration Management
7 10 (9.43%) Continuous Deployment
7 10 (9.43%) Microservices
8 9 (8.49%) E-Commerce
9 8 (7.55%) Scrum
9 8 (7.55%) Waterfall
10 7 (6.60%) Load Testing
11 6 (5.66%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 6 (5.66%) Software Engineering
12 5 (4.72%) Auto-Scaling
12 5 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (4.72%) Test Automation
13 4 (3.77%) DSDM
13 4 (3.77%) Kanban
13 4 (3.77%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (43.40%) Python
2 23 (21.70%) PowerShell
3 22 (20.75%) Java
4 19 (17.92%) Groovy
5 18 (16.98%) Ruby
6 11 (10.38%) Bash Shell
7 8 (7.55%) C#
7 8 (7.55%) SQL
8 6 (5.66%) JavaScript
9 5 (4.72%) Perl
10 4 (3.77%) C++
10 4 (3.77%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.89%) Go
11 2 (1.89%) PHP
12 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
1 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.94%) AWS Certification
2 1 (0.94%) CESG Certified Professional
System Software
1 31 (29.25%) Docker
2 8 (7.55%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.77%) Xen
6 3 (2.83%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.94%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.94%) vCloud
8 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (36.79%) Ansible
2 31 (29.25%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (28.30%) Puppet
4 18 (16.98%) Kubernetes
4 18 (16.98%) Terraform
5 3 (2.83%) Nagios
6 2 (1.89%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (1.89%) Icinga
6 2 (1.89%) Kibana
6 2 (1.89%) logstash
7 1 (0.94%) Mesos
7 1 (0.94%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.38%) Google
3 10 (9.43%) VMware
4 8 (7.55%) Atlassian
4 8 (7.55%) Oracle
4 8 (7.55%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.77%) Citrix
5 4 (3.77%) Rackspace
6 3 (2.83%) F5
6 3 (2.83%) IBM
7 2 (1.89%) Adobe
7 2 (1.89%) Green Hat
7 2 (1.89%) New Relic
8 1 (0.94%) SAP