Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 100 200
Rank change year-on-year +31 +100 +57
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,282 2,211 1,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.26% 2.31% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.44% 2.43% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,542 1,655 1,025
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +0.53%
10th Percentile £410 £388 £375
90th Percentile £650 £625 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 2 5
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £63.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.73% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £47.60 £52.70 £43.95
90th Percentile £67.25 £74.90 £61.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £51.00 £54.25
% change year-on-year +15.20% -5.99% -

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 95,407 90,891 102,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.79% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,339 59,264 65,754
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,822 3,233 3,722
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.47 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +32 3,091 £525 +5.00% 596
London +10 1,934 £550 +4.76% 320
UK excluding London +102 1,327 £500 +8.70% 303
South East +129 393 £500 +5.26% 78
North of England +26 384 £488 +11.43% 88
Midlands +122 209 £500 +3.09% 45
North West +61 204 £485 +10.86% 48
South West +73 125 £500 +2.56% 28
Yorkshire -15 124 £500 +5.26% 35
Scotland +55 119 £475 +5.56% 18
West Midlands +62 111 £500 +5.26% 19
East Midlands +74 91 £475 -10.80% 25
North East +40 69 £450 +32.35% 5
East of England -12 66 £525 +4.95% 36
Wales +2 35 £475 +1.60% 6
Northern Ireland - 7 £410 - 4

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 3,282 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,824 (55.58%) Linux
3 1,694 (51.61%) Amazon AWS
4 1,668 (50.82%) Jenkins
5 1,635 (49.82%) Ansible
6 1,444 (44.00%) Docker
7 1,360 (41.44%) Python
8 1,342 (40.89%) Puppet
9 1,224 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
10 993 (30.26%) Continuous Integration
11 979 (29.83%) Git (software)
12 966 (29.43%) Opscode Chef
13 866 (26.39%) Terraform
14 858 (26.14%) Configuration Management
15 854 (26.02%) Java
16 793 (24.16%) Bash Shell
17 702 (21.39%) Kubernetes
18 677 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
19 643 (19.59%) Ruby
20 618 (18.83%) Windows
21 561 (17.09%) Continuous Delivery
22 542 (16.51%) Finance
23 476 (14.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 448 (13.65%) Unix
25 440 (13.41%) JIRA
26 409 (12.46%) PowerShell
27 379 (11.55%) Web Services
28 374 (11.40%) Scrum
29 364 (11.09%) Red Hat
30 355 (10.82%) TeamCity

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
1 321 (9.78%) Confluence
2 209 (6.37%) nginx
3 201 (6.12%) Tomcat
4 174 (5.30%) Apache
5 152 (4.63%) Elasticsearch
6 151 (4.60%) Cloud Foundry
7 107 (3.26%) OpenStack
8 95 (2.89%) JBoss
9 87 (2.65%) IIS
10 80 (2.44%) Apache Spark
11 55 (1.68%) WebSphere
12 43 (1.31%) WebLogic
13 31 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 22 (0.67%) Jetty
14 22 (0.67%) Mule
15 21 (0.64%) Mule ESB
16 16 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
17 13 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 11 (0.34%) CloudStack
18 11 (0.34%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (0.43%) HipChat
2 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 28 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.30%) Magento
3 6 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.091%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.061%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.030%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.030%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 1,694 (51.61%) Amazon AWS
2 677 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 323 (9.84%) AWS CloudFormation
4 263 (8.01%) Amazon EC2
5 241 (7.34%) PaaS
6 220 (6.70%) GitHub
7 191 (5.82%) Amazon S3
8 182 (5.55%) Serverless
9 169 (5.15%) AWS Lambda
10 168 (5.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 155 (4.72%) IaaS
12 145 (4.42%) OpenShift
13 126 (3.84%) Route 53
14 121 (3.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 106 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
16 104 (3.17%) Amazon ELB
17 92 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
18 62 (1.89%) SaaS
19 58 (1.77%) npm
20 47 (1.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 221 (6.73%) Firewall
2 177 (5.39%) TCP/IP
3 153 (4.66%) DNS
4 141 (4.30%) HTTP
5 107 (3.26%) SSL
6 58 (1.77%) Internet
7 56 (1.71%) VPN
8 50 (1.52%) Network Security
9 43 (1.31%) DHCP
10 26 (0.79%) LAN
10 26 (0.79%) OpenLDAP
10 26 (0.79%) WAN
11 22 (0.67%) SAN
12 21 (0.64%) SMS
13 20 (0.61%) FTP
13 20 (0.61%) Kerberos
13 20 (0.61%) SSH
14 18 (0.55%) DSL
15 17 (0.52%) IPsec
16 16 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (6.92%) MySQL
2 218 (6.64%) MongoDB
3 206 (6.28%) PostgreSQL
4 184 (5.61%) Amazon RDS
5 183 (5.58%) NoSQL
6 157 (4.78%) SQL Server
7 151 (4.60%) Hadoop
8 136 (4.14%) Big Data
9 108 (3.29%) Relational Database
10 104 (3.17%) Redis
11 77 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
12 48 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 48 (1.46%) Oracle Database
13 46 (1.40%) RDBMS
14 25 (0.76%) DB2
15 24 (0.73%) Apache Hive
16 18 (0.55%) HBase
16 18 (0.55%) NuoDB
17 16 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
17 16 (0.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,668 (50.82%) Jenkins
2 979 (29.83%) Git (software)
3 440 (13.41%) JIRA
4 355 (10.82%) TeamCity
5 350 (10.66%) Maven
6 346 (10.54%) Sonatype Nexus
7 192 (5.85%) Bitbucket
8 188 (5.73%) Octopus Deploy
9 170 (5.18%) SonarQube
10 166 (5.06%) Artifactory
11 159 (4.84%) Subversion
12 132 (4.02%) Selenium
13 120 (3.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 117 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
15 97 (2.96%) GitLab
15 97 (2.96%) Vagrant
16 91 (2.77%) Cucumber
17 82 (2.50%) Gradle
18 81 (2.47%) Visual Studio
19 67 (2.04%) Ant
General
1 542 (16.51%) Finance
2 261 (7.95%) Banking
3 77 (2.35%) Retail
4 52 (1.58%) Telecoms
5 43 (1.31%) Investment Banking
6 39 (1.19%) Marketing
7 33 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 30 (0.91%) Electronics
9 22 (0.67%) Retail Banking
10 21 (0.64%) Games
11 20 (0.61%) Publishing
12 19 (0.58%) Law
13 17 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.34%) Front Office
15 9 (0.27%) Advertising
15 9 (0.27%) International Banking
16 6 (0.18%) Back Office
16 6 (0.18%) Billing
17 4 (0.12%) Music Industry
18 3 (0.091%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 379 (11.55%) Web Services
2 261 (7.95%) .NET
3 239 (7.28%) Node.js
4 204 (6.22%) Elastic Stack
5 106 (3.23%) Kafka
6 96 (2.93%) JSON
7 93 (2.83%) Middleware
8 67 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
8 67 (2.04%) REST
9 60 (1.83%) React
10 57 (1.74%) Sensu
11 54 (1.65%) RESTful
12 52 (1.58%) LDAP
12 52 (1.58%) LEMP Stack
13 50 (1.52%) Spring
14 49 (1.49%) AngularJS
15 48 (1.46%) LAMP
16 46 (1.40%) ActiveMQ
17 42 (1.28%) J2EE
18 40 (1.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 131 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
2 128 (3.90%) Public Cloud
3 107 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (2.68%) Data Centre
5 81 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
6 73 (2.22%) Fintech
7 56 (1.71%) Clustering
8 54 (1.65%) Computer Science
9 50 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
10 49 (1.49%) iPad
11 44 (1.34%) Private Cloud
12 29 (0.88%) Cloud Native
13 28 (0.85%) User Experience
14 26 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
14 26 (0.79%) Replication
15 23 (0.70%) Device Driver
16 20 (0.61%) Management Information System
17 18 (0.55%) Mobile App
17 18 (0.55%) Video on Demand
18 16 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,824 (55.58%) Linux
2 618 (18.83%) Windows
3 476 (14.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 448 (13.65%) Unix
5 285 (8.68%) CentOS
6 176 (5.36%) Windows Server
7 116 (3.53%) Ubuntu
8 79 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (1.16%) CoreOS
10 32 (0.98%) Debian
11 31 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.67%) VMS
13 18 (0.55%) Windows 10
13 18 (0.55%) Windows 7
13 18 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (0.49%) Solaris
15 15 (0.46%) Android
16 13 (0.40%) DC/OS
17 12 (0.37%) Apple iOS
18 8 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,282 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,224 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
3 993 (30.26%) Continuous Integration
4 858 (26.14%) Configuration Management
5 561 (17.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 374 (11.40%) Scrum
7 316 (9.63%) Test Automation
8 313 (9.54%) Open Source
9 236 (7.19%) Microservices
10 227 (6.92%) Migration
11 179 (5.45%) Kanban
12 168 (5.12%) Software Engineering
13 155 (4.72%) E-Commerce
14 154 (4.69%) Load Balancing
14 154 (4.69%) Mentoring
15 145 (4.42%) TDD
16 142 (4.33%) Continuous Deployment
17 127 (3.87%) Task Automation
18 106 (3.23%) Release Management
19 95 (2.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 1,360 (41.44%) Python
2 854 (26.02%) Java
3 793 (24.16%) Bash Shell
4 643 (19.59%) Ruby
5 409 (12.46%) PowerShell
6 292 (8.90%) Perl
7 254 (7.74%) SQL
8 239 (7.28%) Groovy
9 214 (6.52%) JavaScript
10 178 (5.42%) C#
11 167 (5.09%) Go
12 161 (4.91%) PHP
13 144 (4.39%) Shell Script
14 60 (1.83%) C++
15 46 (1.40%) Scala
16 28 (0.85%) C
17 15 (0.46%) ES6
18 12 (0.37%) T-SQL
19 11 (0.34%) Korn
20 10 (0.30%) Jython
Qualifications
1 340 (10.36%) Security Cleared
2 283 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 70 (2.13%) Degree
4 68 (2.07%) AWS Certification
5 30 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (0.15%) RHCE
9 4 (0.12%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.091%) MCSE
10 3 (0.091%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.061%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.061%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.030%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (0.030%) CEH
12 1 (0.030%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.030%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.030%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.030%) OSCP
12 1 (0.030%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (3.38%) QA
2 42 (1.28%) GCP
3 17 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.15%) SLA
6 3 (0.091%) PMO
System Software
1 1,444 (44.00%) Docker
2 97 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (2.89%) Active Directory
4 82 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
5 45 (1.37%) vCloud
6 35 (1.07%) Hyper-V
7 32 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (0.73%) Xen
9 21 (0.64%) HDFS
10 19 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (0.49%) Squid
12 15 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 15 (0.46%) vSphere
13 14 (0.43%) etcd
13 14 (0.43%) Samba
14 13 (0.40%) KVM
15 12 (0.37%) Postfix
16 8 (0.24%) flannel
16 8 (0.24%) Varnish
16 8 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,635 (49.82%) Ansible
2 1,342 (40.89%) Puppet
3 966 (29.43%) Opscode Chef
4 866 (26.39%) Terraform
5 702 (21.39%) Kubernetes
6 143 (4.36%) Packer
7 123 (3.75%) logstash
8 120 (3.66%) Nagios
9 112 (3.41%) Kibana
10 98 (2.99%) ZABBIX
11 89 (2.71%) Grafana
12 82 (2.50%) Salt
13 76 (2.32%) Consul
14 73 (2.22%) Mesos
15 70 (2.13%) Prometheus
16 69 (2.10%) Docker Swarm
17 67 (2.04%) Rancher
18 52 (1.58%) Icinga
19 37 (1.13%) Graphite
19 37 (1.13%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 364 (11.09%) Red Hat
2 230 (7.01%) Splunk
3 196 (5.97%) VMware
4 188 (5.73%) Microsoft
5 181 (5.51%) Oracle
6 150 (4.57%) Atlassian
7 105 (3.20%) Google
8 97 (2.96%) New Relic
9 79 (2.41%) AppDynamics
10 63 (1.92%) IBM
11 58 (1.77%) SaltStack
12 37 (1.13%) SAP
13 35 (1.07%) Cisco
14 28 (0.85%) Cloudera
15 25 (0.76%) Dynatrace
15 25 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
16 21 (0.64%) Rackspace
17 19 (0.58%) hybris
18 18 (0.55%) CA
19 16 (0.49%) Sonatype