Period
to 23 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 72 101
Rank change year-on-year +10 +29 +7
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,229 3,384 2,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.67% 3.35% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.90% 3.53% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,352 2,533 1,899
UK median daily rate £550 £540 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +5.37% +2.50%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £388
90th Percentile £688 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 6
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -1.69% +11.60%
10th Percentile £30.65 £34.63 £36.88
90th Percentile £70.00 £72.08 £57.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year - -24.73% +43.08%

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 82,852 95,835 93,010
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.21% 94.76% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,360 62,929 60,838
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,873 3,122 2,781
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.71 £18.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.96% -6.42% -0.09%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +6.83% -2.78% -2.70%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 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
England +8 3,005 £550 - 629
London +7 1,649 £575 +4.55% 326
UK excluding London +20 1,523 £525 +5.00% 350
North of England +4 451 £500 +5.26% 76
South East +7 364 £525 +5.00% 93
North West +14 238 £525 +5.00% 49
Midlands +31 209 £500 +2.56% 44
South West +17 201 £575 +21.05% 42
Yorkshire +28 156 £500 +11.11% 23
Scotland +39 141 £500 -13.04% 37
West Midlands +29 136 £500 -0.99% 31
East of England -7 112 £525 -4.55% 48
East Midlands +35 73 £500 +25.00% 12
North East -16 55 £444 +4.41% 4
Wales -2 32 £480 -8.57% 7
Northern Ireland +8 14 £575 +9.52% 3

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 3,229 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,582 (48.99%) AWS
3 1,414 (43.79%) Terraform
4 1,385 (42.89%) Ansible
5 1,351 (41.84%) Docker
5 1,351 (41.84%) Linux
6 1,308 (40.51%) Kubernetes
7 1,242 (38.46%) Jenkins
8 1,194 (36.98%) Python
9 1,093 (33.85%) Azure
10 1,089 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
11 731 (22.64%) Puppet
12 727 (22.51%) Git (software)
13 656 (20.32%) Java
14 597 (18.49%) Configuration Management
15 589 (18.24%) Opscode Chef
16 585 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
17 567 (17.56%) Infrastructure as Code
18 534 (16.54%) Bash Shell
19 497 (15.39%) PowerShell
20 439 (13.60%) GCP
21 428 (13.25%) Finance
22 427 (13.22%) Windows
23 415 (12.85%) Security Cleared
24 391 (12.11%) JIRA
25 379 (11.74%) Scrum
26 352 (10.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 351 (10.87%) Microservices
28 322 (9.97%) SC Cleared
29 316 (9.79%) Test Automation

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
1 203 (6.29%) Confluence
2 128 (3.96%) nginx
3 97 (3.00%) Apache
4 85 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
5 71 (2.20%) Apache Spark
6 60 (1.86%) Tomcat
7 55 (1.70%) OpenStack
8 52 (1.61%) IIS
9 41 (1.27%) WebSphere
10 40 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
11 21 (0.65%) JBoss
12 20 (0.62%) SharePoint
13 14 (0.43%) SAS
14 12 (0.37%) Drupal
15 11 (0.34%) Jetty
16 8 (0.25%) Mongrel
17 7 (0.22%) WordPress
18 5 (0.15%) CMS
18 5 (0.15%) Mule
18 5 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.093%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.062%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.031%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (0.19%) assyst
2 6 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.12%) Magento
4 3 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.062%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.062%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.062%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.062%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.031%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.031%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.031%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.031%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,582 (48.99%) AWS
2 1,093 (33.85%) Azure
3 439 (13.60%) GCP
4 293 (9.07%) AWS CloudFormation
5 237 (7.34%) Serverless
6 231 (7.15%) Amazon S3
7 212 (6.57%) GitHub
8 203 (6.29%) Amazon EC2
9 197 (6.10%) OpenShift
10 186 (5.76%) AWS Lambda
11 178 (5.51%) PaaS
12 177 (5.48%) IaaS
13 128 (3.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 126 (3.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 107 (3.31%) Route 53
16 101 (3.13%) Amazon ECS
17 92 (2.85%) Amazon ELB
18 83 (2.57%) CloudFront
19 70 (2.17%) Datadog
20 62 (1.92%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (3.28%) HTTP
2 102 (3.16%) DNS
3 96 (2.97%) TCP/IP
4 84 (2.60%) Firewall
5 63 (1.95%) SSL
6 59 (1.83%) VPN
7 44 (1.36%) Internet
8 42 (1.30%) DHCP
9 40 (1.24%) FTP
10 39 (1.21%) IPsec
11 18 (0.56%) OpenVPN
12 17 (0.53%) DSL
13 13 (0.40%) Network Security
14 11 (0.34%) SSH
15 8 (0.25%) SAN
16 7 (0.22%) Kerberos
16 7 (0.22%) NAS
16 7 (0.22%) RTMP
17 6 (0.19%) HTTPS
18 5 (0.15%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (5.76%) Big Data
2 168 (5.20%) MySQL
3 152 (4.71%) Amazon RDS
4 118 (3.65%) SQL Server
5 107 (3.31%) MongoDB
6 95 (2.94%) NoSQL
7 93 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
8 86 (2.66%) Relational Database
9 82 (2.54%) Hadoop
10 67 (2.07%) RDBMS
11 52 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 50 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
13 45 (1.39%) Data Lake
14 44 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
15 42 (1.30%) Power BI
16 39 (1.21%) Redis
17 34 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
18 33 (1.02%) Oracle Database
19 28 (0.87%) Amazon Aurora
20 26 (0.81%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 1,242 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 727 (22.51%) Git (software)
3 391 (12.11%) JIRA
4 232 (7.18%) Visual Studio Team System
5 179 (5.54%) GitLab
6 171 (5.30%) Sonatype Nexus
7 165 (5.11%) TeamCity
8 146 (4.52%) Maven
9 130 (4.03%) SonarQube
10 127 (3.93%) Bitbucket
11 123 (3.81%) Artifactory
12 92 (2.85%) Octopus Deploy
13 80 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 80 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 80 (2.48%) Visual Studio
14 72 (2.23%) Selenium
15 68 (2.11%) Travis CI
16 60 (1.86%) CircleCI
17 55 (1.70%) Gradle
18 54 (1.67%) JUnit
General
1 428 (13.25%) Finance
2 188 (5.82%) Banking
3 168 (5.20%) Public Sector
4 63 (1.95%) Retail
5 33 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 31 (0.96%) Investment Banking
7 24 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 22 (0.68%) Marketing
8 22 (0.68%) Publishing
9 19 (0.59%) Law
9 19 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.56%) Games
11 15 (0.46%) Electronics
12 13 (0.40%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.34%) Advertising
14 10 (0.31%) Legal
15 5 (0.15%) Automotive
15 5 (0.15%) Billing
16 4 (0.12%) Front Office
16 4 (0.12%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (6.29%) .NET
2 190 (5.88%) Web Services
3 173 (5.36%) Kafka
4 171 (5.30%) Node.js
5 167 (5.17%) Elastic Stack
6 117 (3.62%) JSON
7 68 (2.11%) RESTful
8 45 (1.39%) REST
9 44 (1.36%) Spring
10 34 (1.05%) LAMP
10 34 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
11 33 (1.02%) ADO
11 33 (1.02%) Middleware
12 31 (0.96%) LDAP
13 29 (0.90%) J2EE
14 27 (0.84%) AngularJS
15 25 (0.77%) .NET Framework
16 23 (0.71%) .NET Core
17 21 (0.65%) Spring Boot
17 21 (0.65%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 150 (4.65%) Public Cloud
2 98 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 84 (2.60%) Cloud Native
4 64 (1.98%) Data Centre
5 55 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 48 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 48 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
7 39 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
8 36 (1.11%) Clustering
9 30 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
10 24 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
11 23 (0.71%) Mobile App
11 23 (0.71%) Private Cloud
12 20 (0.62%) PKI
13 18 (0.56%) Virtual Team
14 15 (0.46%) Derivative
15 11 (0.34%) Analytical Mindset
15 11 (0.34%) Replication
15 11 (0.34%) Wiki
16 9 (0.28%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,351 (41.84%) Linux
2 427 (13.22%) Windows
3 352 (10.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 185 (5.73%) Unix
5 154 (4.77%) CentOS
6 99 (3.07%) Windows Server
7 64 (1.98%) Ubuntu
8 28 (0.87%) Android
9 22 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 20 (0.62%) CoreOS
11 17 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (0.43%) Solaris
13 8 (0.25%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
14 7 (0.22%) Mesosphere
14 7 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.19%) Debian
16 5 (0.15%) VMS
17 4 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,229 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,089 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
3 597 (18.49%) Configuration Management
4 585 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
5 567 (17.56%) Infrastructure as Code
6 379 (11.74%) Scrum
7 351 (10.87%) Microservices
8 316 (9.79%) Test Automation
9 284 (8.80%) Migration
10 263 (8.14%) Open Source
11 230 (7.12%) Continuous Delivery
12 194 (6.01%) Kanban
13 161 (4.99%) Deployment Automation
13 161 (4.99%) Problem-Solving
14 147 (4.55%) Analytics
15 138 (4.27%) Infrastructure Automation
16 136 (4.21%) Fintech
17 133 (4.12%) Software Engineering
18 120 (3.72%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 109 (3.38%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1,194 (36.98%) Python
2 656 (20.32%) Java
3 534 (16.54%) Bash Shell
4 497 (15.39%) PowerShell
5 283 (8.76%) Ruby
6 249 (7.71%) SQL
7 186 (5.76%) C#
8 183 (5.67%) Go
9 171 (5.30%) JavaScript
10 157 (4.86%) Shell Script
11 138 (4.27%) Perl
12 131 (4.06%) Groovy
13 86 (2.66%) PHP
14 56 (1.73%) Scala
15 28 (0.87%) C++
16 23 (0.71%) Java 8
17 20 (0.62%) C
18 16 (0.50%) R
19 15 (0.46%) Rust
20 9 (0.28%) Korn
Qualifications
1 415 (12.85%) Security Cleared
2 322 (9.97%) SC Cleared
3 123 (3.81%) AWS Certification
4 57 (1.77%) Degree
5 50 (1.55%) RHCE
6 23 (0.71%) DV Cleared
7 21 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 17 (0.53%) MCSA
9 15 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.34%) RHCSA
12 9 (0.28%) CCNP
13 7 (0.22%) CISSP
13 7 (0.22%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.15%) CEH
15 5 (0.15%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.15%) MCSE
16 4 (0.12%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (1.21%) QA
2 18 (0.56%) NIST
3 14 (0.43%) SLA
4 13 (0.40%) NCSC
5 10 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.19%) GDPR
8 2 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.062%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.062%) PMO
9 1 (0.031%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 1 (0.031%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.031%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,351 (41.84%) Docker
2 106 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
3 77 (2.38%) Active Directory
4 67 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 28 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.50%) vSphere
7 15 (0.46%) LXC
8 13 (0.40%) Gluster
9 11 (0.34%) Xen
10 8 (0.25%) HDFS
10 8 (0.25%) vCloud
11 7 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.22%) PowerDNS
11 7 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.19%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.19%) Snort
13 3 (0.093%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.093%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.093%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.093%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1,414 (43.79%) Terraform
2 1,385 (42.89%) Ansible
3 1,308 (40.51%) Kubernetes
4 731 (22.64%) Puppet
5 589 (18.24%) Opscode Chef
6 160 (4.96%) Packer
7 120 (3.72%) Prometheus
8 113 (3.50%) Grafana
9 104 (3.22%) Consul
10 73 (2.26%) Salt
11 51 (1.58%) Kibana
12 50 (1.55%) Nagios
13 39 (1.21%) ZABBIX
14 36 (1.11%) logstash
15 35 (1.08%) HAProxy
16 34 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
17 32 (0.99%) Rancher
18 30 (0.93%) Mesos
19 24 (0.74%) Marathon
20 21 (0.65%) Suricata
Vendors
1 261 (8.08%) Microsoft
2 257 (7.96%) Red Hat
3 248 (7.68%) Google
4 178 (5.51%) Splunk
5 114 (3.53%) VMware
6 113 (3.50%) Oracle
7 89 (2.76%) Atlassian
8 54 (1.67%) IBM
9 43 (1.33%) SAP
10 42 (1.30%) Black Duck
10 42 (1.30%) ServiceNow
11 41 (1.27%) SaltStack
12 39 (1.21%) Databricks
13 36 (1.11%) New Relic
14 30 (0.93%) AppDynamics
15 29 (0.90%) Citrix
16 27 (0.84%) Cisco
16 27 (0.84%) Informatica
16 27 (0.84%) MuleSoft
17 26 (0.81%) Salesforce.com