Period
to 27 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Consultant was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 27 February 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 Consultant
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 487 574 511
Rank change year-on-year +87 -63 +61
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Consultant 59 86 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.16% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 55 83
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +4.76% +7.14%
10th Percentile £434 £425 £418
90th Percentile £625 £645 £600
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 35,579 50,222 49,877
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 94.87% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,499 31,225 30,647
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £196 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,029 2,274 2,173
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.40 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.14% - -
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.86 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.75 £47.97
UK median hourly rate £19.48 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +3.89%

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 27 February 2020.

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

DevOps Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Consultant in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor hourly 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 27 February 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
North of England +56 23 £550 -
South East +77 15 £538 -2.27% 2
Yorkshire +65 11 £525 -
North West +26 11 £550 -4.35%
Midlands +65 9 £513 -4.65% 1
South West +27 7 £600 +9.09%
West Midlands +54 5 £525 -9.68% 1
East Midlands +43 4 £505 +17.44%
Scotland +14 3 £625 +25.00% 2
East of England +23 2 - -
North East +21 1 - -
DevOps Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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 59 (100.00%) DevOps
2 31 (52.54%) Ansible
3 27 (45.76%) Azure
4 26 (44.07%) AWS
4 26 (44.07%) Terraform
5 23 (38.98%) Configuration Management
6 19 (32.20%) Puppet
7 17 (28.81%) Jenkins
7 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (27.12%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (27.12%) Infrastructure as Code
9 15 (25.42%) PowerShell
10 14 (23.73%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (23.73%) Linux
11 13 (22.03%) Docker
12 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
12 12 (20.34%) Java
12 12 (20.34%) .NET
12 12 (20.34%) Python
12 12 (20.34%) Prometheus
13 11 (18.64%) Public Sector
14 10 (16.95%) GCP
14 10 (16.95%) Kubernetes
15 9 (15.25%) Microservices
15 9 (15.25%) Open Source
15 9 (15.25%) Bash Shell
15 9 (15.25%) Nagios
15 9 (15.25%) Windows
15 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (15.25%) Grafana

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 1 (1.69%) Apache
1 1 (1.69%) IIS
1 1 (1.69%) Jetty
1 1 (1.69%) Mongrel
1 1 (1.69%) Mule
1 1 (1.69%) nginx
1 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 27 (45.76%) Azure
2 26 (44.07%) AWS
3 14 (23.73%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (16.95%) GCP
5 8 (13.56%) PaaS
6 5 (8.47%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (8.47%) Serverless
7 4 (6.78%) Amazon S3
7 4 (6.78%) AWS CodeCommit
7 4 (6.78%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (6.78%) IaaS
8 3 (5.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (5.08%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (5.08%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (5.08%) AWS CloudTrail
8 3 (5.08%) AWS CodeDeploy
8 3 (5.08%) AWS Fargate
8 3 (5.08%) Route 53
8 3 (5.08%) SaaS
9 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) HTTP
1 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.08%) DNS
2 3 (5.08%) SSL
3 2 (3.39%) DHCP
3 2 (3.39%) FTP
3 2 (3.39%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.69%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.69%) HBase
2 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (28.81%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.17%) GitLab
3 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (6.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (6.78%) Travis CI
5 3 (5.08%) CircleCI
5 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (3.39%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.69%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 11 (18.64%) Public Sector
2 8 (13.56%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Marketing
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Electronics
4 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) .NET
2 3 (5.08%) J2EE
2 3 (5.08%) REST
3 2 (3.39%) SOAP
4 1 (1.69%) Kafka
4 1 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.69%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Public Cloud
2 4 (6.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.08%) NHS
4 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Linux
2 9 (15.25%) Windows
3 7 (11.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.78%) CentOS
4 4 (6.78%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (100.00%) DevOps
2 23 (38.98%) Configuration Management
3 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (27.12%) Infrastructure as Code
5 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (15.25%) Microservices
5 9 (15.25%) Open Source
5 9 (15.25%) Task Automation
6 7 (11.86%) Blue-Green Deployment
6 7 (11.86%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 6 (10.17%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 6 (10.17%) Project Delivery
8 5 (8.47%) Migration
8 5 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (6.78%) DDoS Mitigation
9 4 (6.78%) Load Balancing
9 4 (6.78%) Operations Management
10 3 (5.08%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (5.08%) Continuous Deployment
10 3 (5.08%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) PowerShell
2 12 (20.34%) Java
2 12 (20.34%) Python
3 9 (15.25%) Bash Shell
4 7 (11.86%) Perl
4 7 (11.86%) Ruby
5 5 (8.47%) C++
6 4 (6.78%) C
6 4 (6.78%) Go
6 4 (6.78%) Haskell
6 4 (6.78%) Rust
7 1 (1.69%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.69%) Java 8
7 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (22.03%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) HDFS
2 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (52.54%) Ansible
2 26 (44.07%) Terraform
3 19 (32.20%) Puppet
4 16 (27.12%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (20.34%) Prometheus
6 10 (16.95%) Kubernetes
7 9 (15.25%) Grafana
7 9 (15.25%) Nagios
8 6 (10.17%) Packer
9 4 (6.78%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (6.78%) Salt
10 3 (5.08%) Rancher
11 1 (1.69%) Consul
11 1 (1.69%) PowerCLI
11 1 (1.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) Splunk
3 4 (6.78%) Sitecore
4 3 (5.08%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.39%) Google
5 2 (3.39%) SAP
5 2 (3.39%) VMware
6 1 (1.69%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com