Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 96 103
Rank change year-on-year +29 +7 +148
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,581 2,522 2,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.47% 2.56% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.67% 2.70% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,678 1,972 1,814
UK median daily rate £550 £518 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.28% +3.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £388
90th Percentile £675 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 2
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £39.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +25.39% -27.50%
10th Percentile £34.63 £40.63 £30.49
90th Percentile £72.08 £80.63 £47.16
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 97,660 93,414 100,429
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.91% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,124 61,239 65,458
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,150 2,806 3,265
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.34% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +2.86%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +29 3,387 £550 +4.76% 858
London +15 1,986 £550 +4.76% 452
UK excluding London +55 1,565 £500 +5.26% 454
North of England +58 482 £493 +1.55% 132
South East +35 391 £500 +5.26% 107
North West +42 210 £514 +2.85% 68
Midlands +27 209 £485 -1.52% 69
East of England +35 166 £550 +7.32% 47
South West +21 153 £475 +11.76% 51
Yorkshire +32 145 £475 -6.40% 38
West Midlands +25 140 £500 - 47
Scotland +13 137 £565 +25.56% 34
North East +42 130 £450 -8.63% 26
East Midlands +13 67 £425 -10.53% 22
Wales +8 41 £525 +16.67% 8
Northern Ireland +18 8 £525 +5.00% 6

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 3,581 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,855 (51.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1,809 (50.52%) Linux
4 1,782 (49.76%) Ansible
5 1,734 (48.42%) Docker
6 1,679 (46.89%) Jenkins
7 1,513 (42.25%) Python
8 1,453 (40.58%) Terraform
9 1,401 (39.12%) Puppet
10 1,284 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
11 1,225 (34.21%) Kubernetes
12 939 (26.22%) Opscode Chef
13 928 (25.91%) Git (software)
14 852 (23.79%) Java
15 846 (23.62%) Microsoft Azure
16 844 (23.57%) Continuous Integration
17 843 (23.54%) Configuration Management
18 783 (21.87%) Bash Shell
19 591 (16.50%) Windows
20 556 (15.53%) Ruby
21 513 (14.33%) Finance
22 465 (12.99%) PowerShell
23 436 (12.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 400 (11.17%) AWS CloudFormation
25 375 (10.47%) Continuous Delivery
26 371 (10.36%) Red Hat
27 368 (10.28%) Open Source
28 362 (10.11%) Amazon EC2
29 344 (9.61%) Security Cleared
30 342 (9.55%) Perl

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
1 214 (5.98%) Confluence
2 174 (4.86%) Apache
3 169 (4.72%) nginx
4 139 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
5 128 (3.57%) Tomcat
6 126 (3.52%) Cloud Foundry
7 105 (2.93%) IIS
8 80 (2.23%) OpenStack
9 59 (1.65%) Apache Spark
10 55 (1.54%) JBoss
11 47 (1.31%) WebSphere
12 34 (0.95%) WebLogic
13 28 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 28 (0.78%) Jetty
14 27 (0.75%) Mongrel
14 27 (0.75%) Tuxedo
15 19 (0.53%) CMS
16 16 (0.45%) Apache Solr
16 16 (0.45%) SharePoint
17 9 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.084%) HipChat
4 3 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.028%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.084%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.056%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.056%) Magento
4 2 (0.056%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.056%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.028%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.028%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.028%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.028%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.028%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,855 (51.80%) Amazon AWS
2 846 (23.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 400 (11.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 362 (10.11%) Amazon EC2
5 268 (7.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 256 (7.15%) GitHub
7 244 (6.81%) PaaS
8 236 (6.59%) Amazon S3
9 229 (6.39%) Serverless
10 178 (4.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 176 (4.91%) IaaS
12 174 (4.86%) AWS Lambda
13 144 (4.02%) OpenShift
14 126 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
15 124 (3.46%) SaaS
16 122 (3.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 113 (3.16%) Amazon ELB
18 95 (2.65%) Route 53
19 75 (2.09%) npm
20 66 (1.84%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 185 (5.17%) Firewall
2 170 (4.75%) HTTP
3 168 (4.69%) DNS
4 140 (3.91%) TCP/IP
5 120 (3.35%) SSL
6 72 (2.01%) VPN
7 54 (1.51%) DHCP
8 46 (1.28%) Internet
9 39 (1.09%) Network Security
10 38 (1.06%) IPsec
11 33 (0.92%) SSH
12 31 (0.87%) FTP
13 21 (0.59%) OpenVPN
14 20 (0.56%) DSL
14 20 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
15 19 (0.53%) Kerberos
16 18 (0.50%) LAN
17 16 (0.45%) HTTPS
18 15 (0.42%) OpenLDAP
19 13 (0.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (7.20%) MySQL
2 238 (6.65%) MongoDB
3 163 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
4 161 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
5 157 (4.38%) NoSQL
6 139 (3.88%) Big Data
7 137 (3.83%) SQL Server
8 123 (3.43%) Hadoop
9 99 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 86 (2.40%) Relational Database
11 75 (2.09%) Redis
12 55 (1.54%) RDBMS
13 45 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
14 29 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 23 (0.64%) Blockchain
15 23 (0.64%) InfluxDB
15 23 (0.64%) Oracle Database
16 22 (0.61%) Apache Hive
17 20 (0.56%) Amazon Aurora
17 20 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,679 (46.89%) Jenkins
2 928 (25.91%) Git (software)
3 326 (9.10%) Maven
4 317 (8.85%) JIRA
5 229 (6.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 202 (5.64%) TeamCity
7 197 (5.50%) Artifactory
8 196 (5.47%) GitLab
9 162 (4.52%) SonarQube
10 145 (4.05%) Gradle
11 141 (3.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 137 (3.83%) Bitbucket
13 132 (3.69%) Travis CI
14 131 (3.66%) Visual Studio Team System
15 129 (3.60%) Vagrant
16 117 (3.27%) Selenium
16 117 (3.27%) Subversion
17 107 (2.99%) Ant
18 101 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
19 87 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 513 (14.33%) Finance
2 243 (6.79%) Banking
3 80 (2.23%) Retail
4 69 (1.93%) Telecoms
5 68 (1.90%) Marketing
6 40 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 36 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 35 (0.98%) Electronics
9 25 (0.70%) Publishing
10 18 (0.50%) Law
11 15 (0.42%) Games
12 14 (0.39%) Advertising
13 12 (0.34%) Back Office
14 11 (0.31%) Front Office
15 8 (0.22%) Automotive
15 8 (0.22%) Legal
16 6 (0.17%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.084%) Investment Banking
18 2 (0.056%) Avionics
19 1 (0.028%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (8.49%) Web Services
2 275 (7.68%) Elastic Stack
3 231 (6.45%) Node.js
4 225 (6.28%) .NET
5 165 (4.61%) Kafka
6 115 (3.21%) Middleware
7 103 (2.88%) JSON
8 90 (2.51%) RabbitMQ
9 69 (1.93%) Spring Boot
10 63 (1.76%) LAMP
11 61 (1.70%) React
12 60 (1.68%) RESTful
13 59 (1.65%) Spring
14 53 (1.48%) REST
15 50 (1.40%) Sensu
16 47 (1.31%) ActiveMQ
17 40 (1.12%) HTML
18 39 (1.09%) SAML
19 37 (1.03%) LDAP
20 35 (0.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 160 (4.47%) Greenfield Project
2 145 (4.05%) Public Cloud
3 95 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
4 85 (2.37%) Data Centre
5 71 (1.98%) Cloud Native
6 69 (1.93%) Fintech
7 68 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
8 65 (1.82%) iPad
9 53 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 44 (1.23%) Computer Science
11 43 (1.20%) Private Cloud
12 35 (0.98%) Mobile App
13 34 (0.95%) Device Driver
14 33 (0.92%) PKI
15 32 (0.89%) Clustering
16 29 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
17 23 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
18 22 (0.61%) Replication
19 19 (0.53%) Management Information System
20 18 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,809 (50.52%) Linux
2 591 (16.50%) Windows
3 436 (12.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 333 (9.30%) Unix
5 307 (8.57%) CentOS
6 167 (4.66%) Windows Server
7 130 (3.63%) Ubuntu
8 42 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (1.06%) CoreOS
10 36 (1.01%) Debian
11 28 (0.78%) Android
12 24 (0.67%) Apple iOS
13 19 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (0.47%) DC/OS
14 17 (0.47%) Fedora
15 13 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.25%) AIX
17 8 (0.22%) Mesosphere
18 7 (0.20%) VMS
19 6 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,581 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,284 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
3 844 (23.57%) Continuous Integration
4 843 (23.54%) Configuration Management
5 375 (10.47%) Continuous Delivery
6 368 (10.28%) Open Source
7 333 (9.30%) Test Automation
8 325 (9.08%) Scrum
9 324 (9.05%) Microservices
10 293 (8.18%) Deployment Automation
11 245 (6.84%) Migration
12 217 (6.06%) Continuous Deployment
13 188 (5.25%) TDD
14 183 (5.11%) E-Commerce
15 180 (5.03%) Load Balancing
16 159 (4.44%) Problem-Solving
17 137 (3.83%) Mentoring
18 134 (3.74%) Software Engineering
19 130 (3.63%) Kanban
20 124 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,513 (42.25%) Python
2 852 (23.79%) Java
3 783 (21.87%) Bash Shell
4 556 (15.53%) Ruby
5 465 (12.99%) PowerShell
6 342 (9.55%) Perl
7 245 (6.84%) Groovy
7 245 (6.84%) SQL
8 224 (6.26%) Go
9 200 (5.59%) JavaScript
10 195 (5.45%) Shell Script
11 123 (3.43%) C#
12 80 (2.23%) C++
13 78 (2.18%) PHP
14 74 (2.07%) Scala
15 52 (1.45%) C
16 27 (0.75%) Java 8
16 27 (0.75%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.25%) Korn
18 7 (0.20%) ES6
Qualifications
1 344 (9.61%) Security Cleared
2 294 (8.21%) SC Cleared
3 89 (2.49%) AWS Certification
4 55 (1.54%) Degree
5 27 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (0.42%) CISSP
8 11 (0.31%) CISM
9 6 (0.17%) RHCE
10 5 (0.14%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.11%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.084%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.084%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.084%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.084%) SSCP
13 2 (0.056%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.056%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.056%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.056%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.056%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (2.37%) QA
2 20 (0.56%) GDPR
3 15 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.22%) FINRA
6 7 (0.20%) PMO
7 6 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.14%) PSD2
8 5 (0.14%) SLA
9 2 (0.056%) HL7
System Software
1 1,734 (48.42%) Docker
2 142 (3.97%) Virtual Machines
3 122 (3.41%) Active Directory
4 112 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 40 (1.12%) Hyper-V
6 31 (0.87%) etcd
7 30 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 29 (0.81%) VirtualBox
8 29 (0.81%) Xen
9 25 (0.70%) flannel
10 21 (0.59%) vCloud
11 20 (0.56%) KVM
12 16 (0.45%) NFS
13 14 (0.39%) oVirt
13 14 (0.39%) Postfix
13 14 (0.39%) RHEV
14 12 (0.34%) HDFS
15 11 (0.31%) Squid
16 9 (0.25%) Ceph
16 9 (0.25%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 1,782 (49.76%) Ansible
2 1,453 (40.58%) Terraform
3 1,401 (39.12%) Puppet
4 1,225 (34.21%) Kubernetes
5 939 (26.22%) Opscode Chef
6 242 (6.76%) Packer
7 189 (5.28%) Nagios
8 151 (4.22%) Salt
9 124 (3.46%) Grafana
10 123 (3.43%) Prometheus
11 122 (3.41%) Kibana
12 107 (2.99%) logstash
13 106 (2.96%) ZABBIX
14 105 (2.93%) Consul
15 101 (2.82%) Mesos
16 73 (2.04%) Rancher
17 70 (1.95%) Docker Swarm
18 49 (1.37%) HAProxy
18 49 (1.37%) Icinga
19 29 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 371 (10.36%) Red Hat
2 286 (7.99%) Microsoft
3 248 (6.93%) Google
4 244 (6.81%) Splunk
5 194 (5.42%) Oracle
6 183 (5.11%) VMware
7 125 (3.49%) New Relic
8 85 (2.37%) Atlassian
9 80 (2.23%) IBM
10 66 (1.84%) AppDynamics
11 63 (1.76%) SaltStack
12 58 (1.62%) SAP
13 40 (1.12%) Cloudera
13 40 (1.12%) Hortonworks
14 39 (1.09%) hybris
15 34 (0.95%) PagerDuty
16 33 (0.92%) Adobe
17 30 (0.84%) Citrix
18 27 (0.75%) Black Duck
19 24 (0.67%) Dynatrace