Period
to 20 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

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 Consultant
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 546 578 549
Rank change year-on-year +32 -29 +49
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Consultant 96 80 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.19% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 50 54
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £528 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.27% +5.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £425 £412 £400
90th Percentile £613 £725 £625
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £65.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 47,316 52,742 48,539
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 95.02% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,228 32,000 29,427
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £230 £250 £225
90th Percentile £594 £569 £550
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,324 2,450 2,348
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% - -7.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.18 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.92 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -2.63%

DevOps Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured DevOps Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Consultant in the UK excluding London

DevOps Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps Consultant in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Consultant in the UK excluding London

DevOps Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Consultant in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Consultant in the UK excluding London

DevOps Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Consultant within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 July 2019. 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
North of England +45 47 £550 +2.33% 3
North West +18 27 £550 +7.32% 2
South East +19 14 £575 +23.66% 4
Yorkshire +29 12 £450 -18.18% 1
South West -11 11 £550 -18.52%
Midlands +12 9 £494 -24.04% 3
North East +25 8 £530 -
East of England +15 8 £538 +28.36% 1
West Midlands -2 5 £519 -20.19% 3
Scotland +24 4 - -
East Midlands +20 4 £425 -39.29%
Wales - 3 £605 -
DevOps Consultant
UK

DevOps Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, DevOps Consultant 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 UK excluding London region featuring DevOps Consultant in the job title.

1 96 (100.00%) DevOps
2 57 (59.38%) Ansible
3 46 (47.92%) Terraform
4 44 (45.83%) Amazon AWS
5 43 (44.79%) Linux
5 43 (44.79%) Jenkins
6 41 (42.71%) Puppet
7 34 (35.42%) Docker
7 34 (35.42%) Kubernetes
8 33 (34.38%) Opscode Chef
8 33 (34.38%) Python
9 30 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
10 26 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (18.75%) Java
12 17 (17.71%) Security Cleared
13 16 (16.67%) Windows
13 16 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
14 15 (15.63%) Migration
14 15 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (14.58%) Configuration Management
16 13 (13.54%) SC Cleared
16 13 (13.54%) Google Cloud Platform
17 12 (12.50%) Microservices
17 12 (12.50%) Prometheus
17 12 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 12 (12.50%) Bash Shell
18 11 (11.46%) VMware
19 10 (10.42%) Open Source
19 10 (10.42%) Digital Transformation Programme
20 9 (9.38%) Go

DevOps Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 8 (8.33%) Apache
2 3 (3.13%) nginx
3 2 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.08%) Drupal
3 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.04%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.04%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 44 (45.83%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (13.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (9.38%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (9.38%) Amazon S3
5 8 (8.33%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (7.29%) Amazon ECS
7 6 (6.25%) GitHub
7 6 (6.25%) OpenShift
8 5 (5.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 5 (5.21%) AWS OpsWorks
8 5 (5.21%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (4.17%) IaaS
9 4 (4.17%) PaaS
10 3 (3.13%) Route 53
11 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (2.08%) Heroku
12 1 (1.04%) Google Docs
12 1 (1.04%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) DNS
2 2 (2.08%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.04%) Firewall
3 1 (1.04%) HTTP
3 1 (1.04%) Skype
3 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.25%) MySQL
2 4 (4.17%) Big Data
2 4 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.13%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.08%) DB2
4 2 (2.08%) MariaDB
4 2 (2.08%) MySQL Workbench
4 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.04%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.04%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.04%) Impala
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.04%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 43 (44.79%) Jenkins
2 9 (9.38%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.29%) Travis CI
4 6 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (5.21%) TeamCity
6 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (3.13%) JIRA
7 3 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.08%) IBM UrbanCode
9 1 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.04%) CircleCI
9 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.04%) git-flow
9 1 (1.04%) GitLab
9 1 (1.04%) JMeter
9 1 (1.04%) Maven
9 1 (1.04%) Selenium
General
1 9 (9.38%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Retail
3 5 (5.21%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.17%) Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Law
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) .NET
1 5 (5.21%) Node.js
2 3 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (3.13%) Spring
3 2 (2.08%) Drush
3 2 (2.08%) LDAP
3 2 (2.08%) REST
3 2 (2.08%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.04%) Apache NiFi
4 1 (1.04%) CSS
4 1 (1.04%) Express
4 1 (1.04%) HTML
4 1 (1.04%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 5 (5.21%) Hedge funds
2 5 (5.21%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.04%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.04%) iSeries
5 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 43 (44.79%) Linux
2 16 (16.67%) Windows
3 12 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.25%) CentOS
5 4 (4.17%) Ubuntu
5 4 (4.17%) Unix
6 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.08%) Mesosphere
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (100.00%) DevOps
2 26 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
4 15 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (15.63%) Migration
5 14 (14.58%) Configuration Management
6 12 (12.50%) Microservices
7 10 (10.42%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 10 (10.42%) Open Source
8 9 (9.38%) Continuous Deployment
9 8 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
10 7 (7.29%) Blue-Green Deployment
10 7 (7.29%) Test Automation
11 6 (6.25%) Data Migration
12 5 (5.21%) A/B Testing
12 5 (5.21%) Release Management
12 5 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (5.21%) Use Case
13 4 (4.17%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 33 (34.38%) Python
2 18 (18.75%) Java
3 12 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 9 (9.38%) Go
5 8 (8.33%) Ruby
6 7 (7.29%) PowerShell
7 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.21%) SQL
8 4 (4.17%) PHP
9 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.04%) C
10 1 (1.04%) C#
10 1 (1.04%) C++
10 1 (1.04%) Groovy
10 1 (1.04%) Haskell
10 1 (1.04%) Perl
10 1 (1.04%) R
10 1 (1.04%) Rust
10 1 (1.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (17.71%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.08%) Degree
3 2 (2.08%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 34 (35.42%) Docker
2 4 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.08%) Gluster
4 2 (2.08%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.04%) HDFS
5 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 57 (59.38%) Ansible
2 46 (47.92%) Terraform
3 41 (42.71%) Puppet
4 34 (35.42%) Kubernetes
5 33 (34.38%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (12.50%) Prometheus
7 5 (5.21%) Nagios
7 5 (5.21%) Packer
7 5 (5.21%) Salt
7 5 (5.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 3 (3.13%) Consul
8 3 (3.13%) PowerCLI
9 2 (2.08%) Automic
9 2 (2.08%) CloudForms
9 2 (2.08%) HAProxy
10 1 (1.04%) Rancher
Vendors
1 11 (11.46%) VMware
2 8 (8.33%) Google
3 6 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.21%) IBM
5 3 (3.13%) Cloudera
5 3 (3.13%) Hortonworks
5 3 (3.13%) MuleSoft
5 3 (3.13%) Oracle
5 3 (3.13%) Splunk
6 2 (2.08%) BMC
6 2 (2.08%) EMC
6 2 (2.08%) Mercator
6 2 (2.08%) NetApp
6 2 (2.08%) PagerDuty
6 2 (2.08%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.08%) TOWER Software
6 2 (2.08%) Veritas
7 1 (1.04%) MapR
7 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds