Period
to 23 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 67 100
Rank change year-on-year +11 +33 +46
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,606 3,430 2,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.96% 3.40% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.19% 3.59% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,651 2,623 1,579
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £425 £413 £381
90th Percentile £688 £660 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +5.16% +4.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £63.25 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.66% +39.01% -13.33%
10th Percentile £25.31 £51.25 £39.93
90th Percentile £70.00 £67.25 £50.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.65 £64.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year -58.36% +25.49% +5.15%

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 86,046 95,602 85,681
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 94.85% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,654 62,757 55,600
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £633 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,757 2,997 2,880
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.16 £10.78 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% -7.69%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +6 3,432 £550 +4.76% 891
London +6 1,916 £575 +4.55% 448
UK excluding London +15 1,645 £520 +5.16% 515
North of England +15 524 £522 +9.79% 149
South East +17 440 £525 +5.00% 114
Midlands +25 263 £500 - 63
North West +7 223 £550 +13.40% 86
Yorkshire +36 212 £500 +11.11% 57
West Midlands +26 191 £500 -4.76% 43
South West -4 190 £545 +11.79% 47
Scotland +31 110 £500 - 48
North East +1 88 £500 +13.64% 6
East of England +12 85 £513 +2.50% 71
East Midlands +1 72 £478 +9.14% 20
Wales -3 36 £500 - 9
Northern Ireland - 4 £450 - 15

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 3,606 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,752 (48.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1,664 (46.15%) Docker
4 1,618 (44.87%) Jenkins
5 1,531 (42.46%) Ansible
6 1,507 (41.79%) Linux
7 1,441 (39.96%) Terraform
8 1,428 (39.60%) Kubernetes
9 1,317 (36.52%) Python
10 1,144 (31.72%) Microsoft Azure
11 1,138 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
12 1,027 (28.48%) Puppet
13 816 (22.63%) Git (software)
14 784 (21.74%) Java
15 717 (19.88%) Opscode Chef
16 708 (19.63%) Configuration Management
17 642 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
18 600 (16.64%) Bash Shell
19 552 (15.31%) PowerShell
20 527 (14.61%) Windows
21 482 (13.37%) Finance
22 477 (13.23%) Infrastructure as Code
23 452 (12.53%) Google Cloud Platform
24 434 (12.04%) Security Cleared
25 423 (11.73%) JIRA
26 412 (11.43%) Microservices
27 367 (10.18%) Open Source
27 367 (10.18%) SC Cleared
28 365 (10.12%) Test Automation
29 360 (9.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 (7.24%) Confluence
2 196 (5.44%) nginx
3 129 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
4 105 (2.91%) Tomcat
5 103 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
6 83 (2.30%) Apache
7 81 (2.25%) Apache Spark
8 78 (2.16%) WebSphere
9 76 (2.11%) IIS
10 61 (1.69%) OpenStack
11 29 (0.80%) JBoss
12 21 (0.58%) Jetty
12 21 (0.58%) Mongrel
13 17 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 16 (0.44%) SharePoint
15 15 (0.42%) WebLogic
16 14 (0.39%) CMS
17 12 (0.33%) MS Exchange
17 12 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
18 11 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.028%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.028%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (0.33%) assyst
2 11 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.28%) Endur
4 6 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.055%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.028%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.028%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.028%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,752 (48.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1,144 (31.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 452 (12.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 332 (9.21%) AWS CloudFormation
5 283 (7.85%) PaaS
6 257 (7.13%) Amazon EC2
7 239 (6.63%) GitHub
8 231 (6.41%) Serverless
9 207 (5.74%) Amazon S3
10 190 (5.27%) IaaS
11 178 (4.94%) AWS Lambda
12 171 (4.74%) OpenShift
13 158 (4.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 132 (3.66%) Route 53
15 114 (3.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 112 (3.11%) Amazon ELB
17 89 (2.47%) Datadog
18 83 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
19 66 (1.83%) SaaS
20 63 (1.75%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 175 (4.85%) HTTP
2 158 (4.38%) DNS
3 139 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 114 (3.16%) VPN
5 105 (2.91%) SSL
6 93 (2.58%) FTP
7 86 (2.38%) DHCP
7 86 (2.38%) Firewall
7 86 (2.38%) IPsec
8 42 (1.16%) Network Security
9 33 (0.92%) DSL
10 32 (0.89%) Internet
11 29 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (0.55%) VLAN
13 17 (0.47%) OpenVPN
14 10 (0.28%) SMTP
14 10 (0.28%) SSH
15 8 (0.22%) Kerberos
16 7 (0.19%) RTMP
16 7 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (5.49%) Big Data
2 192 (5.32%) MongoDB
3 177 (4.91%) MySQL
4 173 (4.80%) Amazon RDS
5 148 (4.10%) Hadoop
6 142 (3.94%) NoSQL
7 136 (3.77%) SQL Server
8 125 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
9 88 (2.44%) Relational Database
10 82 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 78 (2.16%) Azure SQL Database
11 78 (2.16%) RDBMS
12 57 (1.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 46 (1.28%) Redis
14 43 (1.19%) Data Lake
14 43 (1.19%) Power BI
15 42 (1.16%) Oracle Database
16 36 (1.00%) HDInsight
17 35 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
18 31 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1,618 (44.87%) Jenkins
2 816 (22.63%) Git (software)
3 423 (11.73%) JIRA
4 262 (7.27%) Visual Studio Team System
5 250 (6.93%) Maven
6 234 (6.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 232 (6.43%) GitLab
8 198 (5.49%) TeamCity
9 137 (3.80%) Artifactory
10 136 (3.77%) SonarQube
10 136 (3.77%) Travis CI
11 127 (3.52%) Bitbucket
11 127 (3.52%) Octopus Deploy
12 114 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 112 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 101 (2.80%) Gradle
15 90 (2.50%) Subversion
16 88 (2.44%) Visual Studio
17 72 (2.00%) CircleCI
18 68 (1.89%) JUnit
General
1 482 (13.37%) Finance
2 221 (6.13%) Banking
3 90 (2.50%) Retail
4 40 (1.11%) Games
4 40 (1.11%) Marketing
5 37 (1.03%) Telecoms
6 34 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 30 (0.83%) Electronics
8 28 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 26 (0.72%) Law
10 25 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 21 (0.58%) Publishing
12 13 (0.36%) Legal
12 13 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 12 (0.33%) Advertising
14 9 (0.25%) Front Office
15 7 (0.19%) Back Office
16 5 (0.14%) Billing
17 4 (0.11%) Automotive
18 2 (0.055%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (7.38%) Web Services
2 259 (7.18%) Elastic Stack
3 205 (5.68%) .NET
4 189 (5.24%) Kafka
5 164 (4.55%) Node.js
6 113 (3.13%) JSON
7 85 (2.36%) RESTful
8 82 (2.27%) Middleware
9 54 (1.50%) YAML
10 48 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
11 45 (1.25%) REST
11 45 (1.25%) Spring
12 32 (0.89%) J2EE
13 30 (0.83%) Anaconda
13 30 (0.83%) Servlets
14 29 (0.80%) React
14 29 (0.80%) Spring Boot
15 24 (0.67%) LAMP
16 23 (0.64%) LDAP
17 21 (0.58%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 152 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
2 135 (3.74%) Fintech
3 126 (3.49%) Public Cloud
4 86 (2.38%) Cloud Native
5 60 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
6 56 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 56 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
7 48 (1.33%) Data Centre
8 42 (1.16%) Mobile App
9 38 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
9 38 (1.05%) iPad
10 24 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
11 23 (0.64%) Private Cloud
12 21 (0.58%) Clustering
13 19 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
14 18 (0.50%) Device Driver
15 12 (0.33%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
16 11 (0.31%) FMCG
16 11 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,507 (41.79%) Linux
2 527 (14.61%) Windows
3 360 (9.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 231 (6.41%) Unix
5 133 (3.69%) CentOS
6 119 (3.30%) Windows Server
7 67 (1.86%) Ubuntu
8 29 (0.80%) Android
9 27 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (0.67%) Apple iOS
11 17 (0.47%) CoreOS
12 12 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
13 11 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.28%) Debian
15 8 (0.22%) Solaris
16 5 (0.14%) Mesosphere
16 5 (0.14%) VMS
16 5 (0.14%) Windows 10
17 4 (0.11%) DC/OS
18 3 (0.083%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,606 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,138 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
3 708 (19.63%) Configuration Management
4 642 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
5 477 (13.23%) Infrastructure as Code
6 412 (11.43%) Microservices
7 367 (10.18%) Open Source
8 365 (10.12%) Test Automation
9 337 (9.35%) Scrum
10 278 (7.71%) Continuous Delivery
11 263 (7.29%) Deployment Automation
12 239 (6.63%) Migration
13 177 (4.91%) Problem-Solving
14 168 (4.66%) Continuous Deployment
15 154 (4.27%) Infrastructure Automation
16 148 (4.10%) Kanban
17 144 (3.99%) Analytics
18 138 (3.83%) Software Engineering
19 136 (3.77%) E-Commerce
20 120 (3.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1,317 (36.52%) Python
2 784 (21.74%) Java
3 600 (16.64%) Bash Shell
4 552 (15.31%) PowerShell
5 352 (9.76%) Ruby
6 290 (8.04%) SQL
7 199 (5.52%) Groovy
8 175 (4.85%) Perl
9 173 (4.80%) Go
9 173 (4.80%) JavaScript
10 156 (4.33%) C#
11 153 (4.24%) Shell Script
12 61 (1.69%) PHP
13 54 (1.50%) C++
14 53 (1.47%) Scala
15 30 (0.83%) R
16 29 (0.80%) Java 8
17 17 (0.47%) C
18 15 (0.42%) PL/SQL
19 8 (0.22%) Rust
Qualifications
1 434 (12.04%) Security Cleared
2 367 (10.18%) SC Cleared
3 85 (2.36%) AWS Certification
4 62 (1.72%) RHCE
5 44 (1.22%) Degree
6 32 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 26 (0.72%) CCNP
8 24 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 23 (0.64%) DV Cleared
10 15 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (0.39%) CCA
12 13 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (0.28%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.22%) MCSE
15 7 (0.19%) CISSP
15 7 (0.19%) MCSA
16 5 (0.14%) Master's Degree
16 5 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
17 3 (0.083%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (1.80%) QA
2 8 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (0.22%) SLA
3 5 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.11%) GDPR
5 2 (0.055%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.028%) OASIS TOSCA
6 1 (0.028%) PMO
System Software
1 1,664 (46.15%) Docker
2 191 (5.30%) Virtual Machines
3 124 (3.44%) Active Directory
4 95 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 30 (0.83%) Xen
7 23 (0.64%) HDFS
8 16 (0.44%) Apache Flume
9 14 (0.39%) vCloud
10 12 (0.33%) Gluster
11 11 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 9 (0.25%) etcd
12 9 (0.25%) NFS
12 9 (0.25%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.19%) Ceph
13 7 (0.19%) flannel
13 7 (0.19%) LXC
13 7 (0.19%) SkyDNS
13 7 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1,531 (42.46%) Ansible
2 1,441 (39.96%) Terraform
3 1,428 (39.60%) Kubernetes
4 1,027 (28.48%) Puppet
5 717 (19.88%) Opscode Chef
6 190 (5.27%) Packer
7 140 (3.88%) Prometheus
8 109 (3.02%) Grafana
9 94 (2.61%) Salt
10 86 (2.38%) Consul
11 78 (2.16%) Docker Swarm
12 72 (2.00%) Nagios
13 65 (1.80%) Kibana
14 59 (1.64%) logstash
15 50 (1.39%) ZABBIX
16 41 (1.14%) Mesos
17 37 (1.03%) HAProxy
18 31 (0.86%) Graphite
19 28 (0.78%) SCCM
20 26 (0.72%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 296 (8.21%) Google
2 283 (7.85%) Red Hat
3 269 (7.46%) Microsoft
4 212 (5.88%) Splunk
5 149 (4.13%) Oracle
6 148 (4.10%) VMware
7 114 (3.16%) Atlassian
8 68 (1.89%) New Relic
9 52 (1.44%) Cisco
10 47 (1.30%) SAP
11 45 (1.25%) Hortonworks
12 42 (1.16%) Cloudera
12 42 (1.16%) SaltStack
13 40 (1.11%) IBM
14 38 (1.05%) Black Duck
15 36 (1.00%) AppDynamics
15 36 (1.00%) Qualys
16 31 (0.86%) ServiceNow
17 22 (0.61%) Citrix
17 22 (0.61%) PagerDuty