The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 152 267
Rank change year-on-year +57 +115  
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1084 845 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.40% 1.58% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 1.66% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 640 349
Median daily rate £500 £500 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £465 £375
% change year-on-year +2.15% +24.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £45.50 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £51.75 -
% change year-on-year -1.44% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DevOps Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +53 1030 £500 - 217
London +35 672 £525 +5.00% 130
City of London +22 103 £506 -1.21% 32
South East +9 94 £401 -18.88% 25
Yorkshire +8 66 £495 +10.00% 22
North West +40 46 £463 +10.44% 15
North East +20 45 £468 +48.41% 4
East of England +25 43 £550 +20.54% 6
Tyne and Wear +18 39 £450 +42.85% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +15 39 £450 +42.85% 2
South West +22 37 £488 +14.70% 10
West Yorkshire +5 34 £500 +17.64% 17
Leeds +11 28 £500 +11.11% 15
Wales +34 26 £481 +6.94% 3
Berkshire +14 24 £450 -5.26% 8
South Yorkshire +9 23 £518 +3.50% 2
Scotland +32 21 £463 +23.33% 4
Manchester +15 21 £475 +2.70% 11
Sheffield +6 19 £495 -1.00% 2
South Wales +35 18 £450 +28.57% 3
Hertfordshire +21 18 £550 +27.16% 1
Merseyside +19 18 £450 +50.00%
Surrey +11 18 £394 -21.25% 2
West Midlands +8 18 £463 -0.53% 3
Edinburgh +32 17 £463 - 3
Hampshire +13 17 £494 +23.43% 6
Liverpool - 17 £428 -
Cardiff +36 15 £444 +26.78% 2
Wiltshire +13 15 £488 +14.70%
Oxfordshire +10 13 £425 -22.72% 5

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, DevOps Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 2197 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1431 (65.13%) Linux
3 1145 (52.12%) Puppet
4 1039 (47.29%) Ansible
5 1018 (46.34%) Jenkins
6 990 (45.06%) Amazon AWS
7 870 (39.60%) Python
8 841 (38.28%) Agile Software Development
9 792 (36.05%) Docker
10 740 (33.68%) Continuous Integration
11 677 (30.81%) Opscode Chef
12 666 (30.31%) Git (software)
13 619 (28.17%) Configuration Management
14 603 (27.45%) Java
15 512 (23.30%) Bash Shell
16 510 (23.21%) Ruby
17 359 (16.34%) Windows
18 356 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
19 335 (15.25%) Unix
20 324 (14.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 304 (13.84%) Security Cleared
21 304 (13.84%) VMware
22 296 (13.47%) Continuous Delivery
23 290 (13.20%) Open Source
23 290 (13.20%) JIRA
24 287 (13.06%) Kubernetes
24 287 (13.06%) Terraform
25 265 (12.06%) SC Cleared
26 257 (11.70%) PowerShell
26 257 (11.70%) Finance

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
1 216 (9.83%) Confluence
2 160 (7.28%) nginx
3 153 (6.96%) Apache
4 129 (5.87%) OpenStack
5 121 (5.51%) Elasticsearch
6 109 (4.96%) Tomcat
7 77 (3.50%) IIS
8 66 (3.00%) WebLogic
9 64 (2.91%) WebSphere
10 63 (2.87%) Cloud Foundry
11 58 (2.64%) JBoss
12 56 (2.55%) Apache Spark
13 21 (0.96%) Jetty
14 16 (0.73%) CloudStack
15 15 (0.68%) Apache Pig
15 15 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
16 13 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 11 (0.50%) WildFly
18 10 (0.46%) Mongrel
19 9 (0.41%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 20 (0.91%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.50%) HipChat
3 2 (0.091%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.59%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.046%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 990 (45.06%) Amazon AWS
2 356 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 200 (9.10%) AWS CloudFormation
4 175 (7.97%) GitHub
5 153 (6.96%) Amazon EC2
6 122 (5.55%) Amazon S3
7 119 (5.42%) PaaS
8 86 (3.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 77 (3.50%) IaaS
10 56 (2.55%) Amazon ELB
11 54 (2.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 53 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 48 (2.18%) Route 53
14 41 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
15 35 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
15 35 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
16 33 (1.50%) Amazon EMR
17 29 (1.32%) CloudFront
18 28 (1.27%) OpenShift
19 22 (1.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 172 (7.83%) HTTP
2 161 (7.33%) TCP/IP
3 128 (5.83%) SSL
4 111 (5.05%) DNS
5 108 (4.92%) Firewall
6 79 (3.60%) LDAP
7 63 (2.87%) VPN
8 30 (1.37%) DHCP
9 29 (1.32%) Internet
9 29 (1.32%) SSH
10 28 (1.27%) Network Security
11 27 (1.23%) Kerberos
12 23 (1.05%) HTTPS
13 22 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (0.82%) Reverse Proxy
15 17 (0.77%) SAN
16 15 (0.68%) OpenVPN
17 13 (0.59%) LAN
17 13 (0.59%) WAN
18 11 (0.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (7.97%) PostgreSQL
2 173 (7.87%) Big Data
3 154 (7.01%) MySQL
4 150 (6.83%) Hadoop
4 150 (6.83%) MongoDB
5 108 (4.92%) SQL Server
6 93 (4.23%) NoSQL
7 91 (4.14%) Amazon RDS
8 88 (4.01%) Redis
9 64 (2.91%) Apache Hive
10 61 (2.78%) Relational Database
11 41 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
12 40 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
13 39 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 31 (1.41%) Oracle Database
15 20 (0.91%) HBase
16 17 (0.77%) RDBMS
17 15 (0.68%) DB2
18 13 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
19 12 (0.55%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1018 (46.34%) Jenkins
2 666 (30.31%) Git (software)
3 290 (13.20%) JIRA
4 227 (10.33%) Maven
5 163 (7.42%) Sonatype Nexus
6 140 (6.37%) Vagrant
7 133 (6.05%) TeamCity
8 113 (5.14%) Subversion
9 105 (4.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 97 (4.42%) Octopus Deploy
11 82 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
12 80 (3.64%) Bitbucket
13 68 (3.10%) Gradle
14 62 (2.82%) Selenium
15 55 (2.50%) Ant
16 53 (2.41%) Hudson
17 52 (2.37%) GitLab
18 50 (2.28%) Artifactory
18 50 (2.28%) Travis CI
19 45 (2.05%) SonarQube
General
1 257 (11.70%) Finance
2 141 (6.42%) Banking
3 43 (1.96%) Retail
4 41 (1.87%) Marketing
5 33 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.05%) Financial Institution
6 23 (1.05%) Games
7 18 (0.82%) Electronics
7 18 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.68%) Front Office
9 14 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.36%) Publishing
11 7 (0.32%) Advertising
11 7 (0.32%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.23%) Back Office
12 5 (0.23%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.18%) Law
14 2 (0.091%) Billing
14 2 (0.091%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.091%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (8.83%) Web Services
2 146 (6.65%) .NET
3 133 (6.05%) Elastic Stack
4 109 (4.96%) Node.js
5 77 (3.50%) LAMP
6 73 (3.32%) Kafka
7 64 (2.91%) Software Packaging
8 54 (2.46%) REST
9 46 (2.09%) J2EE
10 43 (1.96%) JSON
11 40 (1.82%) LEMP Stack
11 40 (1.82%) Spring
12 38 (1.73%) RabbitMQ
13 33 (1.50%) LAPP Stack
13 33 (1.50%) Middleware
13 33 (1.50%) Sensu
14 31 (1.41%) HTML
15 27 (1.23%) SOAP
15 27 (1.23%) XML
16 26 (1.18%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 99 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (2.64%) Public Cloud
3 48 (2.18%) Data Centre
4 39 (1.78%) Private Cloud
5 37 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
6 35 (1.59%) Fintech
7 31 (1.41%) Clustering
8 30 (1.37%) Computer Science
9 16 (0.73%) Credit Risk
10 14 (0.64%) Algorithms
10 14 (0.64%) iPad
11 12 (0.55%) PKI
11 12 (0.55%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.41%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.41%) Replication
12 9 (0.41%) User Experience
13 8 (0.36%) Digital Media
13 8 (0.36%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1431 (65.13%) Linux
2 359 (16.34%) Windows
3 335 (15.25%) Unix
4 324 (14.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 221 (10.06%) CentOS
6 152 (6.92%) Ubuntu
7 114 (5.19%) Windows Server
8 70 (3.19%) CoreOS
9 39 (1.78%) AIX
10 35 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (1.23%) Debian
13 24 (1.09%) SUSE
14 22 (1.00%) Solaris
15 19 (0.86%) Fedora
16 15 (0.68%) RancherOS
17 12 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
18 6 (0.27%) Android
18 6 (0.27%) Apple iOS
18 6 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2197 (100.00%) DevOps
2 841 (38.28%) Agile Software Development
3 740 (33.68%) Continuous Integration
4 619 (28.17%) Configuration Management
5 296 (13.47%) Continuous Delivery
6 290 (13.20%) Open Source
7 213 (9.70%) Scrum
8 158 (7.19%) Microservices
9 148 (6.74%) Migration
10 115 (5.23%) High Availability
11 108 (4.92%) E-Commerce
12 106 (4.82%) Continuous Deployment
13 77 (3.50%) Load Balancing
14 71 (3.23%) Web Operations
15 68 (3.10%) TDD
16 67 (3.05%) Software Engineering
17 65 (2.96%) Automated Testing
18 58 (2.64%) Build Automation
19 55 (2.50%) Kanban
20 50 (2.28%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 870 (39.60%) Python
2 603 (27.45%) Java
3 512 (23.30%) Bash Shell
4 510 (23.21%) Ruby
5 257 (11.70%) PowerShell
6 246 (11.20%) Perl
7 205 (9.33%) SQL
8 139 (6.33%) Go
9 125 (5.69%) Shell Script
10 113 (5.14%) JavaScript
11 88 (4.01%) PHP
12 73 (3.32%) Groovy
12 73 (3.32%) Scala
13 69 (3.14%) C#
14 38 (1.73%) C
15 29 (1.32%) C++
16 16 (0.73%) Korn
17 13 (0.59%) R
18 12 (0.55%) PL/SQL
19 11 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 304 (13.84%) Security Cleared
2 265 (12.06%) SC Cleared
3 53 (2.41%) Degree
4 29 (1.32%) AWS Certification
5 23 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 14 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.41%) CCA
8 7 (0.32%) RHCE
9 5 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.091%) MCSE
11 2 (0.091%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.046%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.046%) CISSP
12 1 (0.046%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.046%) MCSD
12 1 (0.046%) SANS
12 1 (0.046%) VCAP
12 1 (0.046%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.00%) QA
2 17 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.32%) SLA
5 4 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.18%) EMIR
5 4 (0.18%) MiFID
6 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 792 (36.05%) Docker
2 152 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (4.10%) Active Directory
4 76 (3.46%) Virtual Machines
5 46 (2.09%) vCloud
6 41 (1.87%) vSphere
7 39 (1.78%) Xen
8 37 (1.68%) HDFS
9 24 (1.09%) etcd
10 20 (0.91%) Hyper-V
11 18 (0.82%) flannel
11 18 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (0.77%) XenServer
13 14 (0.64%) VMware ESX
14 13 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 13 (0.59%) Squid
15 11 (0.50%) LXC
15 11 (0.50%) NFS
15 11 (0.50%) VirtualBox
16 10 (0.46%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1145 (52.12%) Puppet
2 1039 (47.29%) Ansible
3 677 (30.81%) Opscode Chef
4 287 (13.06%) Kubernetes
4 287 (13.06%) Terraform
5 117 (5.33%) Nagios
6 98 (4.46%) Salt
7 93 (4.23%) logstash
8 78 (3.55%) Kibana
9 68 (3.10%) ZABBIX
10 63 (2.87%) Mesos
11 58 (2.64%) Graphite
12 47 (2.14%) Rancher
13 43 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
14 41 (1.87%) Consul
15 36 (1.64%) HAProxy
16 34 (1.55%) Packer
17 31 (1.41%) Sysdig
18 30 (1.37%) Dollar Universe
18 30 (1.37%) SELinux
Vendors
1 304 (13.84%) VMware
2 241 (10.97%) Red Hat
3 192 (8.74%) Oracle
4 158 (7.19%) Atlassian
5 115 (5.23%) Microsoft
6 101 (4.60%) Splunk
7 68 (3.10%) IBM
8 63 (2.87%) SaltStack
9 58 (2.64%) Google
10 53 (2.41%) New Relic
11 49 (2.23%) AppDynamics
12 44 (2.00%) HP
13 36 (1.64%) Hortonworks
14 35 (1.59%) Cisco
15 33 (1.50%) Rackspace
15 33 (1.50%) TIBCO
16 22 (1.00%) Informatica
17 19 (0.86%) SAP
18 16 (0.73%) Siebel
18 16 (0.73%) Sonatype
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 - £550 per week
Posted: 1 hour ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: 6 months contract + likely extensions
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Tiro Partners
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Durham, County Durham
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Movement8
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £635 per day
Posted: 4 days ago