The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Development Operations Engineer
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 31 35 54
Rank change year-on-year +4 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.78% 1.79% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.90% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £550 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.73% +11.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £456 £375
% change year-on-year +4.10% +21.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £51.75 -
% change year-on-year -1.44% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 238 263 399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 93.33% 93.93% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 182 275
Median daily rate £385 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £150 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 21
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £13.20 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in Southampton

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in Southampton

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Southampton region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (100.00%) DevOps
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) PHP
2 5 (83.33%) Python
2 5 (83.33%) Maven
2 5 (83.33%) Ansible
3 4 (66.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) Groovy
3 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (66.67%) Bash Shell
3 4 (66.67%) Splunk
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Ruby
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (33.33%) Puppet
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (16.67%) PaaS
6 1 (16.67%) IaaS

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 4 (66.67%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) IaaS
2 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (83.33%) Maven
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) PHP
1 5 (83.33%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 4 (66.67%) Groovy
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Ansible
2 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) Splunk
1 4 (66.67%) VMware