Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 100 108
Rank change year-on-year +30 +8 +164
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,403 2,408 2,395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.30% 2.52% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.48% 2.65% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,554 1,864 1,819
UK median daily rate £530 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.41% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £408 £383 £385
90th Percentile £675 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +13.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.35% -5.82% -14.09%
10th Percentile £33.88 £36.88 £32.23
90th Percentile £72.17 £57.72 £53.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £46.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -24.73% +43.08% -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 97,761 90,923 103,351
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.98% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,013 59,062 67,380
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,131 2,801 3,129
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.29%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.75 £10.37
90th Percentile £48.00 £49.00 £46.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +9.73%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 3,217 £530 +1.92% 620
London +11 1,796 £550 +4.76% 315
UK excluding London +57 1,576 £500 +5.26% 353
North of England +60 496 £463 -2.63% 104
South East +48 413 £500 +5.26% 77
North West +55 224 £500 - 58
Midlands +46 213 £488 +2.63% 32
East of England +23 153 £525 +2.44% 57
South West +33 148 £475 +10.14% 34
Yorkshire +43 145 £450 -3.23% 35
West Midlands +17 136 £525 +10.53% 20
North East +24 127 £420 -11.58% 11
Scotland -13 106 £575 +27.78% 31
East Midlands +24 75 £425 -10.53% 12
Wales +19 60 £525 +20.00% 12
Northern Ireland +14 2 £575 +15.00% 6

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 3,403 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,801 (52.92%) Linux
3 1,752 (51.48%) Amazon AWS
4 1,719 (50.51%) Ansible
5 1,679 (49.34%) Docker
6 1,660 (48.78%) Jenkins
7 1,494 (43.90%) Python
8 1,444 (42.43%) Puppet
9 1,252 (36.79%) Terraform
10 1,230 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
11 1,093 (32.12%) Kubernetes
12 958 (28.15%) Opscode Chef
13 955 (28.06%) Git (software)
14 901 (26.48%) Continuous Integration
15 892 (26.21%) Configuration Management
16 830 (24.39%) Bash Shell
17 779 (22.89%) Java
18 751 (22.07%) Microsoft Azure
19 620 (18.22%) Ruby
20 589 (17.31%) Windows
21 443 (13.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 441 (12.96%) PowerShell
23 428 (12.58%) Finance
24 416 (12.22%) Open Source
25 403 (11.84%) Security Cleared
26 351 (10.31%) AWS CloudFormation
27 350 (10.29%) Amazon EC2
28 347 (10.20%) SC Cleared
28 347 (10.20%) Unix
29 341 (10.02%) Red Hat

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 (5.97%) Confluence
2 179 (5.26%) nginx
3 152 (4.47%) Cloud Foundry
4 136 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
5 127 (3.73%) Apache
6 124 (3.64%) Tomcat
7 77 (2.26%) IIS
8 70 (2.06%) OpenStack
9 67 (1.97%) JBoss
10 60 (1.76%) WebSphere
11 56 (1.65%) Apache Spark
12 45 (1.32%) WebLogic
13 29 (0.85%) Jetty
14 26 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 24 (0.71%) Mongrel
16 19 (0.56%) Tuxedo
17 14 (0.41%) Apache Solr
18 13 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
19 11 (0.32%) CMS
20 8 (0.24%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 10 (0.29%) HipChat
2 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.12%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.059%) Simulink
4 1 (0.029%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.088%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.059%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.029%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.029%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.029%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,752 (51.48%) Amazon AWS
2 751 (22.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 351 (10.31%) AWS CloudFormation
4 350 (10.29%) Amazon EC2
5 284 (8.35%) GitHub
6 251 (7.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 233 (6.85%) Serverless
8 224 (6.58%) Amazon S3
9 208 (6.11%) PaaS
10 180 (5.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 177 (5.20%) AWS Lambda
12 147 (4.32%) IaaS
13 135 (3.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 128 (3.76%) OpenShift
15 117 (3.44%) Amazon ELB
15 117 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
16 105 (3.09%) Route 53
17 92 (2.70%) SaaS
18 84 (2.47%) npm
19 76 (2.23%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 179 (5.26%) DNS
2 177 (5.20%) Firewall
2 177 (5.20%) TCP/IP
3 167 (4.91%) HTTP
4 162 (4.76%) SSL
5 65 (1.91%) VPN
6 61 (1.79%) Internet
7 56 (1.65%) DHCP
8 45 (1.32%) IPsec
9 43 (1.26%) Network Security
10 42 (1.23%) FTP
11 37 (1.09%) DSL
12 34 (1.00%) SSH
13 29 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
14 26 (0.76%) OpenVPN
15 17 (0.50%) Kerberos
16 15 (0.44%) LAN
16 15 (0.44%) OpenLDAP
17 14 (0.41%) HTTPS
18 13 (0.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (7.26%) MySQL
2 239 (7.02%) MongoDB
3 173 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
4 160 (4.70%) Amazon RDS
5 150 (4.41%) NoSQL
6 136 (4.00%) Big Data
7 119 (3.50%) SQL Server
8 97 (2.85%) Hadoop
9 82 (2.41%) Relational Database
10 76 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
11 65 (1.91%) Redis
12 54 (1.59%) RDBMS
13 48 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
14 25 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 25 (0.73%) Apache Hive
15 23 (0.68%) HBase
15 23 (0.68%) Oracle Database
16 22 (0.65%) InfluxDB
17 18 (0.53%) Blockchain
18 16 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,660 (48.78%) Jenkins
2 955 (28.06%) Git (software)
3 288 (8.46%) JIRA
4 276 (8.11%) Maven
5 269 (7.90%) Sonatype Nexus
6 236 (6.94%) TeamCity
7 208 (6.11%) Artifactory
8 192 (5.64%) GitLab
9 144 (4.23%) SonarQube
10 136 (4.00%) Travis CI
11 132 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 130 (3.82%) Bitbucket
13 128 (3.76%) Vagrant
14 113 (3.32%) Gradle
15 104 (3.06%) Subversion
16 99 (2.91%) Ant
17 93 (2.73%) Octopus Deploy
18 88 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
18 88 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
19 81 (2.38%) Selenium
General
1 428 (12.58%) Finance
2 221 (6.49%) Banking
3 78 (2.29%) Retail
4 72 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 64 (1.88%) Marketing
6 40 (1.18%) Electronics
7 39 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 24 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 23 (0.68%) Games
9 23 (0.68%) Law
10 21 (0.62%) Publishing
11 17 (0.50%) Back Office
12 12 (0.35%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.24%) Automotive
13 8 (0.24%) Legal
14 7 (0.21%) Advertising
14 7 (0.21%) Front Office
15 4 (0.12%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.059%) French Language
16 2 (0.059%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (8.46%) Elastic Stack
2 256 (7.52%) Web Services
3 232 (6.82%) Node.js
4 203 (5.97%) .NET
5 141 (4.14%) Kafka
6 111 (3.26%) Middleware
7 99 (2.91%) RabbitMQ
8 92 (2.70%) JSON
9 67 (1.97%) ActiveMQ
10 63 (1.85%) REST
11 62 (1.82%) Spring Boot
12 60 (1.76%) RESTful
12 60 (1.76%) Spring
13 59 (1.73%) Sensu
14 51 (1.50%) React
15 49 (1.44%) LEMP Stack
16 45 (1.32%) LAMP
17 38 (1.12%) LDAP
17 38 (1.12%) SAML
18 36 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 162 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
2 148 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 102 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (2.97%) Public Cloud
5 100 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 77 (2.26%) iPad
7 64 (1.88%) Fintech
8 60 (1.76%) Cloud Native
9 50 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
9 50 (1.47%) Private Cloud
10 44 (1.29%) Computer Science
11 36 (1.06%) Device Driver
12 33 (0.97%) Clustering
13 25 (0.73%) Mobile App
14 23 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
15 22 (0.65%) Replication
16 19 (0.56%) User Experience
17 17 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
18 14 (0.41%) Management Information System
19 13 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,801 (52.92%) Linux
2 589 (17.31%) Windows
3 443 (13.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 347 (10.20%) Unix
5 287 (8.43%) CentOS
6 157 (4.61%) Windows Server
7 153 (4.50%) Ubuntu
8 53 (1.56%) CoreOS
9 41 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (0.91%) DC/OS
11 27 (0.79%) Debian
11 27 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (0.47%) Apple iOS
13 15 (0.44%) Android
14 14 (0.41%) Windows 10
15 13 (0.38%) AIX
15 13 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.35%) Windows 7
17 8 (0.24%) Fedora
18 7 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,403 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,230 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
3 901 (26.48%) Continuous Integration
4 892 (26.21%) Configuration Management
5 416 (12.22%) Open Source
6 335 (9.84%) Deployment Automation
7 330 (9.70%) Test Automation
8 321 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 298 (8.76%) Microservices
10 269 (7.90%) Scrum
11 262 (7.70%) Migration
12 195 (5.73%) Continuous Deployment
13 192 (5.64%) TDD
14 183 (5.38%) E-Commerce
15 167 (4.91%) Load Balancing
16 146 (4.29%) Problem-Solving
17 123 (3.61%) Mentoring
18 120 (3.53%) BDD
19 119 (3.50%) High Availability
20 116 (3.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,494 (43.90%) Python
2 830 (24.39%) Bash Shell
3 779 (22.89%) Java
4 620 (18.22%) Ruby
5 441 (12.96%) PowerShell
6 340 (9.99%) Perl
7 282 (8.29%) Groovy
8 222 (6.52%) SQL
9 204 (5.99%) Shell Script
10 186 (5.47%) Go
11 178 (5.23%) JavaScript
12 151 (4.44%) C#
13 90 (2.64%) C++
14 82 (2.41%) PHP
15 62 (1.82%) C
16 60 (1.76%) Scala
17 30 (0.88%) T-SQL
18 20 (0.59%) Java 8
19 9 (0.26%) Korn
20 4 (0.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 403 (11.84%) Security Cleared
2 347 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 117 (3.44%) AWS Certification
4 56 (1.65%) Degree
5 27 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 23 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (0.26%) CISSP
8 7 (0.21%) CISM
9 6 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.088%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.088%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.088%) RHCE
12 2 (0.059%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.059%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.059%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.059%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.059%) SSCP
12 2 (0.059%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (3.35%) GCP
2 75 (2.20%) QA
3 13 (0.38%) GDPR
4 11 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.21%) SLA
7 6 (0.18%) PMO
8 4 (0.12%) FINRA
9 2 (0.059%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.029%) HL7
10 1 (0.029%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,679 (49.34%) Docker
2 150 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
3 118 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 103 (3.03%) Active Directory
5 41 (1.20%) Hyper-V
6 38 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 38 (1.12%) etcd
6 38 (1.12%) Xen
7 32 (0.94%) flannel
8 31 (0.91%) VirtualBox
9 25 (0.73%) vCloud
10 21 (0.62%) KVM
11 16 (0.47%) HDFS
12 15 (0.44%) Postfix
13 13 (0.38%) Squid
14 12 (0.35%) Ceph
15 11 (0.32%) NFS
15 11 (0.32%) oVirt
15 11 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
16 10 (0.29%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 1,719 (50.51%) Ansible
2 1,444 (42.43%) Puppet
3 1,252 (36.79%) Terraform
4 1,093 (32.12%) Kubernetes
5 958 (28.15%) Opscode Chef
6 253 (7.43%) Packer
7 173 (5.08%) Nagios
8 138 (4.06%) Salt
9 127 (3.73%) Consul
10 122 (3.59%) Grafana
11 113 (3.32%) logstash
12 112 (3.29%) Kibana
13 111 (3.26%) Prometheus
14 109 (3.20%) Mesos
15 87 (2.56%) Docker Swarm
15 87 (2.56%) ZABBIX
16 83 (2.44%) HAProxy
17 57 (1.67%) Rancher
18 48 (1.41%) Icinga
19 29 (0.85%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 341 (10.02%) Red Hat
2 240 (7.05%) Microsoft
3 228 (6.70%) Google
4 221 (6.49%) Splunk
5 182 (5.35%) VMware
6 158 (4.64%) Oracle
7 134 (3.94%) New Relic
8 108 (3.17%) Atlassian
9 97 (2.85%) IBM
10 67 (1.97%) SaltStack
11 57 (1.67%) SAP
12 54 (1.59%) AppDynamics
13 52 (1.53%) Hortonworks
14 42 (1.23%) Cloudera
15 29 (0.85%) PagerDuty
16 27 (0.79%) Adobe
17 26 (0.76%) hybris
18 20 (0.59%) Citrix
18 20 (0.59%) HP
18 20 (0.59%) Rackspace