The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 106 231
Rank change year-on-year +1 +125  
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1077 1192 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.29% 2.21% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 2.33% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 910 428
Median daily rate £513 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £468 £415
% change year-on-year +1.60% +12.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £52.10 £47.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.25% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.10 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England -4 1004 £525 +5.00% 265
London -14 643 £538 +5.39% 144
South East +17 113 £475 - 34
City of London +4 113 £541 +3.09% 37
East of England +7 57 £500 +5.26% 14
North West +14 51 £475 +5.55% 17
South West +23 41 £403 -2.42% 11
West Midlands +19 41 £488 +17.46% 13
Surrey +6 40 £488 +2.63% 6
Scotland +49 39 £450 +2.27% 7
Essex - 36 £513 - 1
Edinburgh +45 32 £450 +7.46% 3
East Midlands 0 30 £500 - 5
Manchester +7 27 £450 -5.26% 12
Berkshire +18 25 £450 -5.26% 12
Nottinghamshire +20 23 £500 -13.04% 2
Hampshire +10 22 £500 +17.64% 5
Nottingham +15 20 £500 -13.04% 2
Yorkshire -37 20 £425 -15.00% 20
Croydon +6 19 £475 +21.01%
Cheshire +23 18 £500 +17.64% 4
West Yorkshire -30 18 £425 -11.45% 17
Buckinghamshire -1 15 £450 - 3
Northern Ireland - 15 £500 -
Reading +28 14 £431 +10.57% 6
Telford +10 14 £550 +32.53% 1
Shropshire +7 14 £550 +32.53% 1
Wales -4 14 £450 - 1
Leeds -31 14 £423 -15.07% 16
Southend-on-Sea - 14 £500 -

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 2156 (99.95%) DevOps
2 1409 (65.32%) Linux
3 1058 (49.05%) Puppet
4 1045 (48.45%) Amazon AWS
5 1040 (48.22%) Jenkins
6 1028 (47.66%) Ansible
7 845 (39.17%) Python
8 841 (38.99%) Docker
9 760 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
10 675 (31.29%) Continuous Integration
11 671 (31.11%) Configuration Management
12 662 (30.69%) Opscode Chef
13 649 (30.09%) Git (software)
14 622 (28.84%) Java
15 473 (21.93%) Bash Shell
16 432 (20.03%) Ruby
17 372 (17.25%) Kubernetes
18 368 (17.06%) Terraform
19 361 (16.74%) Windows
20 358 (16.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 356 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
22 326 (15.11%) Open Source
23 298 (13.82%) Continuous Delivery
24 279 (12.93%) Unix
25 275 (12.75%) Security Cleared
26 255 (11.82%) Red Hat
27 252 (11.68%) JIRA
28 250 (11.59%) VMware
28 250 (11.59%) Finance
29 248 (11.50%) SC Cleared

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 197 (9.13%) Confluence
2 157 (7.28%) Apache
3 154 (7.14%) nginx
4 136 (6.31%) Elasticsearch
5 124 (5.75%) Tomcat
6 115 (5.33%) OpenStack
7 93 (4.31%) Cloud Foundry
8 87 (4.03%) IIS
9 62 (2.87%) JBoss
10 47 (2.18%) WebLogic
11 43 (1.99%) WebSphere
12 33 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 30 (1.39%) Apache Spark
14 22 (1.02%) Jetty
15 18 (0.83%) CMS
16 13 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 12 (0.56%) Mongrel
18 9 (0.42%) Hubot
19 8 (0.37%) WordPress
20 7 (0.32%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 9 (0.42%) HipChat
2 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 36 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.093%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1045 (48.45%) Amazon AWS
2 356 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 192 (8.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 155 (7.19%) Amazon EC2
5 149 (6.91%) GitHub
6 145 (6.72%) PaaS
7 117 (5.42%) Amazon S3
8 83 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 77 (3.57%) IaaS
10 60 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
11 59 (2.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 59 (2.74%) Amazon ELB
12 56 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
13 54 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
13 54 (2.50%) OpenShift
14 41 (1.90%) Route 53
15 37 (1.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 32 (1.48%) SaaS
17 22 (1.02%) Datadog
18 21 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 218 (10.11%) HTTP
2 171 (7.93%) TCP/IP
3 136 (6.31%) SSL
4 133 (6.17%) DNS
5 108 (5.01%) Firewall
6 59 (2.74%) LDAP
7 40 (1.85%) VPN
8 36 (1.67%) Internet
9 33 (1.53%) HTTPS
10 28 (1.30%) SSH
11 27 (1.25%) DHCP
12 23 (1.07%) Network Security
13 20 (0.93%) OpenLDAP
14 18 (0.83%) LAN
14 18 (0.83%) WAN
15 15 (0.70%) SAN
16 14 (0.65%) Kerberos
16 14 (0.65%) OpenVPN
17 13 (0.60%) FTP
17 13 (0.60%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (9.27%) MySQL
2 194 (8.99%) MongoDB
3 171 (7.93%) PostgreSQL
4 114 (5.29%) Hadoop
5 109 (5.05%) Redis
6 108 (5.01%) Big Data
7 86 (3.99%) SQL Server
8 84 (3.89%) NoSQL
9 75 (3.48%) Amazon RDS
10 68 (3.15%) Relational Database
11 63 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
12 41 (1.90%) Apache Hive
13 39 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 32 (1.48%) Oracle Database
15 29 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
16 24 (1.11%) HBase
17 10 (0.46%) DB2
18 9 (0.42%) MariaDB
18 9 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
19 8 (0.37%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 1040 (48.22%) Jenkins
2 649 (30.09%) Git (software)
3 252 (11.68%) JIRA
4 241 (11.17%) Maven
5 181 (8.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 133 (6.17%) TeamCity
7 124 (5.75%) Subversion
8 96 (4.45%) Octopus Deploy
9 85 (3.94%) Artifactory
10 82 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 82 (3.80%) Vagrant
11 79 (3.66%) GitLab
12 78 (3.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 74 (3.43%) Bitbucket
13 74 (3.43%) Gradle
14 72 (3.34%) Ant
15 68 (3.15%) Selenium
16 51 (2.36%) Travis CI
17 44 (2.04%) Hudson
18 40 (1.85%) Cucumber
General
1 250 (11.59%) Finance
2 139 (6.44%) Banking
3 56 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 47 (2.18%) Marketing
5 37 (1.72%) Electronics
6 36 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 36 (1.67%) Retail
7 19 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 15 (0.70%) Games
9 14 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.56%) Publishing
11 8 (0.37%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.32%) Front Office
13 6 (0.28%) Back Office
14 3 (0.14%) Local Government
14 3 (0.14%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.093%) Advertising
15 2 (0.093%) Legal
15 2 (0.093%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.093%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (8.85%) Elastic Stack
2 189 (8.76%) Web Services
3 160 (7.42%) .NET
4 150 (6.95%) Node.js
5 88 (4.08%) Kafka
6 77 (3.57%) Middleware
7 69 (3.20%) Sensu
8 65 (3.01%) J2EE
9 64 (2.97%) REST
10 51 (2.36%) LAMP
11 50 (2.32%) RabbitMQ
12 41 (1.90%) Software Packaging
13 39 (1.81%) RESTful
14 36 (1.67%) SOAP
15 35 (1.62%) JSON
16 34 (1.58%) LEMP Stack
17 33 (1.53%) Spring
18 32 (1.48%) XML
19 25 (1.16%) ActiveMQ
19 25 (1.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 83 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
2 79 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (2.60%) Public Cloud
4 49 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 49 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
5 36 (1.67%) Clustering
6 31 (1.44%) Fintech
7 30 (1.39%) Data Centre
8 24 (1.11%) Private Cloud
9 17 (0.79%) Virtual Team
10 16 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (0.60%) Video on Demand
12 12 (0.56%) Blog
12 12 (0.56%) iPad
12 12 (0.56%) Replication
13 10 (0.46%) PKI
14 9 (0.42%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.42%) User Experience
15 7 (0.32%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1409 (65.32%) Linux
2 361 (16.74%) Windows
3 358 (16.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 279 (12.93%) Unix
5 245 (11.36%) CentOS
6 152 (7.05%) Ubuntu
7 102 (4.73%) Windows Server
8 36 (1.67%) AIX
8 36 (1.67%) Solaris
9 32 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (1.34%) CoreOS
11 24 (1.11%) Debian
12 23 (1.07%) SUSE
12 23 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (0.79%) Amazon Linux
14 15 (0.70%) Fedora
15 11 (0.51%) VMS
16 8 (0.37%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.28%) Android
17 6 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2156 (99.95%) DevOps
2 760 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
3 675 (31.29%) Continuous Integration
4 671 (31.11%) Configuration Management
5 326 (15.11%) Open Source
6 298 (13.82%) Continuous Delivery
7 237 (10.99%) Test Automation
8 219 (10.15%) Scrum
9 203 (9.41%) Microservices
10 123 (5.70%) Migration
11 113 (5.24%) E-Commerce
12 111 (5.15%) Software Engineering
13 105 (4.87%) Load Balancing
14 104 (4.82%) TDD
15 101 (4.68%) Continuous Deployment
16 95 (4.40%) Kanban
17 79 (3.66%) Task Automation
18 74 (3.43%) SOA
19 73 (3.38%) High Availability
20 71 (3.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 845 (39.17%) Python
2 622 (28.84%) Java
3 473 (21.93%) Bash Shell
4 432 (20.03%) Ruby
5 238 (11.03%) PowerShell
6 231 (10.71%) Perl
7 147 (6.82%) SQL
8 117 (5.42%) Go
8 117 (5.42%) Shell Script
9 113 (5.24%) JavaScript
10 91 (4.22%) Groovy
11 87 (4.03%) PHP
12 74 (3.43%) C#
13 53 (2.46%) Scala
14 36 (1.67%) C
15 15 (0.70%) C++
16 9 (0.42%) CoffeeScript
16 9 (0.42%) Korn
17 8 (0.37%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 275 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 248 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 44 (2.04%) Degree
4 28 (1.30%) AWS Certification
5 19 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (0.46%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.46%) RHCE
7 9 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.32%) CCNP
10 6 (0.28%) CCNA
11 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.19%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.093%) CISSP
14 2 (0.093%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.093%) OCP
14 2 (0.093%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.093%) RHCSA
15 1 (0.046%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.04%) QA
2 21 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.37%) SLA
4 4 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.19%) EMIR
4 4 (0.19%) MiFID
5 3 (0.14%) GCP
5 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 841 (38.99%) Docker
2 123 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (4.13%) Active Directory
4 78 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
5 39 (1.81%) Xen
6 32 (1.48%) vCloud
7 31 (1.44%) vSphere
8 27 (1.25%) HDFS
9 20 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (0.88%) KVM
11 17 (0.79%) Squid
12 14 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 14 (0.65%) etcd
12 14 (0.65%) flannel
13 13 (0.60%) LXC
14 12 (0.56%) Hyper-V
15 11 (0.51%) Postfix
16 10 (0.46%) NFS
17 7 (0.32%) XenServer
18 6 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1058 (49.05%) Puppet
2 1028 (47.66%) Ansible
3 662 (30.69%) Opscode Chef
4 372 (17.25%) Kubernetes
5 368 (17.06%) Terraform
6 98 (4.54%) logstash
7 97 (4.50%) Nagios
8 86 (3.99%) Kibana
9 71 (3.29%) Graphite
10 69 (3.20%) ZABBIX
11 67 (3.11%) Salt
12 57 (2.64%) Packer
13 55 (2.55%) Mesos
14 47 (2.18%) Rancher
15 45 (2.09%) Grafana
15 45 (2.09%) HAProxy
16 39 (1.81%) Docker Swarm
17 31 (1.44%) Consul
18 29 (1.34%) Dollar Universe
18 29 (1.34%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 255 (11.82%) Red Hat
2 250 (11.59%) VMware
3 196 (9.09%) Oracle
4 122 (5.66%) Microsoft
4 122 (5.66%) Splunk
5 107 (4.96%) Atlassian
6 79 (3.66%) Google
7 66 (3.06%) AppDynamics
8 61 (2.83%) IBM
9 56 (2.60%) SaltStack
10 53 (2.46%) New Relic
11 41 (1.90%) SAP
12 34 (1.58%) TIBCO
13 31 (1.44%) Rackspace
14 26 (1.21%) Cisco
15 24 (1.11%) HP
16 22 (1.02%) WSO2
17 18 (0.83%) Sonatype
18 17 (0.79%) Perforce
19 14 (0.65%) Cloudera
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £480 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £435 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Linux Recruit
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Source Technology
Rate: From £600 to £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 per month
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £575.00 - £615.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £450 to £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago