Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 81 103
Rank change year-on-year +18 +22 +138
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,978 3,025 2,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.77% 2.93% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.98% 3.09% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,930 2,362 1,808
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £390
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £481 £465
% change year-on-year +3.90% +3.49% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.29% +4.76% -14.09%
10th Percentile £27.11 £39.75 £32.23
90th Percentile £63.98 £65.38 £71.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -29.29% +52.31% -40.91%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 99,844 98,017 97,325
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 66,066 64,939 63,502
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,088 2,875 3,289
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Top 16 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 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
England +19 3,763 £550 +4.76% 760
London +13 2,256 £550 +2.33% 379
UK excluding London +26 1,687 £500 +3.90% 414
North of England +22 526 £500 +3.63% 121
South East +8 417 £525 +10.53% 110
Midlands +18 249 £475 - 59
North West +4 228 £525 +5.00% 57
Yorkshire +27 180 £463 -7.50% 47
East of England +61 167 £550 +4.76% 41
Scotland +30 166 £600 +26.32% 20
West Midlands +19 165 £488 +2.63% 45
South West +1 150 £500 +5.26% 51
North East +14 123 £500 +17.53% 17
East Midlands +9 82 £425 - 14
Wales -3 39 £525 +10.53% 8
Northern Ireland +28 9 £518 +0.98% 5

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, DevOps Engineer 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 featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 3,978 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2,034 (51.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1,911 (48.04%) Ansible
4 1,872 (47.06%) Linux
5 1,802 (45.30%) Docker
6 1,794 (45.10%) Jenkins
7 1,571 (39.49%) Terraform
8 1,554 (39.06%) Python
9 1,374 (34.54%) Kubernetes
10 1,346 (33.84%) Puppet
11 1,325 (33.31%) Agile Software Development
12 1,040 (26.14%) Microsoft Azure
13 931 (23.40%) Opscode Chef
14 930 (23.38%) Java
15 928 (23.33%) Git (software)
16 872 (21.92%) Continuous Integration
17 835 (20.99%) Configuration Management
18 717 (18.02%) Bash Shell
19 679 (17.07%) Windows
20 622 (15.64%) Finance
21 557 (14.00%) PowerShell
22 491 (12.34%) Ruby
23 447 (11.24%) AWS CloudFormation
24 436 (10.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 418 (10.51%) Continuous Delivery
26 409 (10.28%) Open Source
27 397 (9.98%) Security Cleared
28 387 (9.73%) Test Automation
29 369 (9.28%) Amazon EC2
30 364 (9.15%) JIRA

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
1 261 (6.56%) Confluence
2 214 (5.38%) nginx
3 190 (4.78%) Apache
4 158 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
5 139 (3.49%) IIS
6 138 (3.47%) Cloud Foundry
6 138 (3.47%) Tomcat
7 99 (2.49%) OpenStack
8 61 (1.53%) WebSphere
9 59 (1.48%) Apache Spark
10 40 (1.01%) JBoss
11 38 (0.96%) Jetty
12 37 (0.93%) Mongrel
13 30 (0.75%) WebLogic
14 27 (0.68%) Tuxedo
15 21 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 19 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 19 (0.48%) CMS
17 17 (0.43%) SharePoint
18 9 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (0.30%) MS Visio
2 10 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.075%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.050%) HipChat
6 1 (0.025%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.075%) Endur
4 3 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.075%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.050%) Magento
5 2 (0.050%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.050%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.025%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.025%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 2,034 (51.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1,040 (26.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 447 (11.24%) AWS CloudFormation
4 369 (9.28%) Amazon EC2
5 322 (8.09%) PaaS
6 318 (7.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 246 (6.18%) Amazon S3
8 239 (6.01%) IaaS
9 236 (5.93%) GitHub
10 232 (5.83%) Serverless
11 208 (5.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 172 (4.32%) OpenShift
13 159 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
14 146 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
15 128 (3.22%) SaaS
16 119 (2.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 99 (2.49%) Amazon ELB
18 92 (2.31%) Route 53
19 83 (2.09%) Datadog
20 70 (1.76%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 206 (5.18%) Firewall
2 186 (4.68%) HTTP
3 182 (4.58%) DNS
4 138 (3.47%) TCP/IP
5 120 (3.02%) SSL
6 88 (2.21%) VPN
7 72 (1.81%) DHCP
8 57 (1.43%) IPsec
9 51 (1.28%) FTP
10 50 (1.26%) Network Security
11 36 (0.90%) DSL
11 36 (0.90%) Internet
12 31 (0.78%) SSH
13 23 (0.58%) VLAN
14 22 (0.55%) ICMP
14 22 (0.55%) Kerberos
15 20 (0.50%) BIG-IP
15 20 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 20 (0.50%) OpenVPN
16 19 (0.48%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (5.91%) MySQL
2 215 (5.40%) MongoDB
3 180 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
4 166 (4.17%) Hadoop
5 160 (4.02%) SQL Server
6 159 (4.00%) NoSQL
7 152 (3.82%) Amazon RDS
8 151 (3.80%) Big Data
9 118 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
10 106 (2.66%) Relational Database
11 84 (2.11%) Redis
12 69 (1.73%) RDBMS
13 50 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
14 35 (0.88%) Oracle Database
15 33 (0.83%) Amazon Aurora
15 33 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 31 (0.78%) Apache Hive
17 25 (0.63%) Data Lake
18 23 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
18 23 (0.58%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,794 (45.10%) Jenkins
2 928 (23.33%) Git (software)
3 364 (9.15%) JIRA
4 349 (8.77%) Maven
5 248 (6.23%) Sonatype Nexus
6 222 (5.58%) GitLab
7 218 (5.48%) TeamCity
8 198 (4.98%) Visual Studio Team System
9 172 (4.32%) Artifactory
10 159 (4.00%) Gradle
10 159 (4.00%) Travis CI
11 153 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 152 (3.82%) Subversion
13 151 (3.80%) SonarQube
14 132 (3.32%) Bitbucket
15 127 (3.19%) Octopus Deploy
15 127 (3.19%) Selenium
16 107 (2.69%) CircleCI
17 104 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
18 99 (2.49%) Vagrant
General
1 622 (15.64%) Finance
2 277 (6.96%) Banking
3 92 (2.31%) Retail
4 72 (1.81%) Marketing
5 70 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 53 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 50 (1.26%) Electronics
8 43 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 24 (0.60%) Advertising
9 24 (0.60%) Publishing
10 20 (0.50%) Games
11 17 (0.43%) Law
12 15 (0.38%) Front Office
13 12 (0.30%) Legal
14 11 (0.28%) Automotive
15 10 (0.25%) Back Office
15 10 (0.25%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.18%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.10%) Aerospace
18 3 (0.075%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (7.94%) Web Services
2 295 (7.42%) Elastic Stack
3 265 (6.66%) .NET
4 202 (5.08%) Node.js
5 168 (4.22%) Kafka
6 123 (3.09%) Middleware
7 111 (2.79%) JSON
8 92 (2.31%) RabbitMQ
9 68 (1.71%) RESTful
10 59 (1.48%) LAMP
11 57 (1.43%) REST
11 57 (1.43%) Spring Boot
12 53 (1.33%) React
13 51 (1.28%) Spring
14 49 (1.23%) X-Windows
15 44 (1.11%) HTML
16 43 (1.08%) Servlets
17 42 (1.06%) YAML
18 37 (0.93%) LDAP
19 34 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 208 (5.23%) Greenfield Project
2 169 (4.25%) Public Cloud
3 92 (2.31%) Fintech
4 91 (2.29%) Cloud Native
5 83 (2.09%) Data Centre
6 79 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
7 76 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
8 57 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
9 51 (1.28%) iPad
10 49 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
11 44 (1.11%) Mobile App
12 40 (1.01%) Private Cloud
13 37 (0.93%) PKI
14 36 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
15 31 (0.78%) Clustering
15 31 (0.78%) User Experience
16 22 (0.55%) Device Driver
17 19 (0.48%) Management Information System
18 17 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
18 17 (0.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,872 (47.06%) Linux
2 679 (17.07%) Windows
3 436 (10.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 315 (7.92%) Unix
5 242 (6.08%) CentOS
6 186 (4.68%) Windows Server
7 91 (2.29%) Ubuntu
8 39 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (0.93%) Android
10 33 (0.83%) CoreOS
11 32 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 32 (0.80%) Debian
12 23 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (0.40%) Fedora
14 14 (0.35%) DC/OS
15 12 (0.30%) Mesosphere
16 11 (0.28%) Solaris
17 8 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
19 4 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,978 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,325 (33.31%) Agile Software Development
3 872 (21.92%) Continuous Integration
4 835 (20.99%) Configuration Management
5 418 (10.51%) Continuous Delivery
6 409 (10.28%) Open Source
7 387 (9.73%) Test Automation
8 360 (9.05%) Microservices
9 355 (8.92%) Scrum
10 295 (7.42%) Deployment Automation
11 294 (7.39%) Migration
12 220 (5.53%) Problem-Solving
13 210 (5.28%) Continuous Deployment
14 184 (4.63%) TDD
15 173 (4.35%) Kanban
16 165 (4.15%) Load Balancing
17 155 (3.90%) Software Engineering
18 144 (3.62%) E-Commerce
19 142 (3.57%) Mentoring
20 125 (3.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,554 (39.06%) Python
2 930 (23.38%) Java
3 717 (18.02%) Bash Shell
4 557 (14.00%) PowerShell
5 491 (12.34%) Ruby
6 341 (8.57%) Perl
7 316 (7.94%) SQL
8 248 (6.23%) Groovy
9 233 (5.86%) Go
10 207 (5.20%) JavaScript
11 191 (4.80%) Shell Script
12 140 (3.52%) C#
13 84 (2.11%) PHP
14 79 (1.99%) Scala
15 73 (1.84%) C++
16 49 (1.23%) C
17 31 (0.78%) Java 8
18 23 (0.58%) T-SQL
19 12 (0.30%) Korn
19 12 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 397 (9.98%) Security Cleared
2 337 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 78 (1.96%) AWS Certification
4 58 (1.46%) Degree
5 28 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (0.63%) RHCE
7 19 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (0.45%) CCNP
8 18 (0.45%) CISSP
8 18 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 14 (0.35%) CISM
10 6 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.13%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.13%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.075%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.075%) SSCP
14 2 (0.050%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (2.41%) QA
2 22 (0.55%) GDPR
3 13 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.30%) FINRA
4 12 (0.30%) SLA
5 11 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.10%) PSD2
8 3 (0.075%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.050%) HL7
9 2 (0.050%) PMO
System Software
1 1,802 (45.30%) Docker
2 172 (4.32%) Virtual Machines
3 154 (3.87%) Active Directory
4 134 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 50 (1.26%) Xen
6 39 (0.98%) Hyper-V
7 32 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 26 (0.65%) VirtualBox
9 23 (0.58%) NFS
10 22 (0.55%) HDFS
11 21 (0.53%) etcd
12 19 (0.48%) flannel
12 19 (0.48%) KVM
13 13 (0.33%) Postfix
13 13 (0.33%) vCloud
14 11 (0.28%) Ceph
14 11 (0.28%) GlusterFS
14 11 (0.28%) SkyDNS
15 10 (0.25%) RHEV
16 9 (0.23%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 1,911 (48.04%) Ansible
2 1,571 (39.49%) Terraform
3 1,374 (34.54%) Kubernetes
4 1,346 (33.84%) Puppet
5 931 (23.40%) Opscode Chef
6 240 (6.03%) Packer
7 165 (4.15%) Nagios
8 147 (3.70%) Salt
9 136 (3.42%) Prometheus
10 127 (3.19%) Grafana
11 122 (3.07%) Kibana
12 107 (2.69%) ZABBIX
13 104 (2.61%) Mesos
14 96 (2.41%) Docker Swarm
15 93 (2.34%) logstash
16 92 (2.31%) Consul
17 91 (2.29%) Rancher
18 40 (1.01%) Icinga
19 37 (0.93%) HAProxy
20 36 (0.90%) Graphite
Vendors
1 351 (8.82%) Red Hat
2 337 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 282 (7.09%) Google
4 269 (6.76%) Splunk
5 247 (6.21%) Oracle
6 206 (5.18%) VMware
7 121 (3.04%) New Relic
8 107 (2.69%) Atlassian
9 69 (1.73%) SAP
10 62 (1.56%) AppDynamics
11 51 (1.28%) IBM
12 49 (1.23%) SaltStack
13 41 (1.03%) F5
14 37 (0.93%) Cisco
14 37 (0.93%) Cloudera
14 37 (0.93%) Hortonworks
15 34 (0.85%) Black Duck
16 33 (0.83%) hybris
17 29 (0.73%) Dynatrace
17 29 (0.73%) Qualys