Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £518 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 96 239
Rank change year-on-year +12 +143 +67
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 2855 2452 1176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.79% 2.36% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.95% 2.49% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2225 1812 857
UK median daily rate £518 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £400 £390 £363
90th Percentile £638 £620 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 5
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £47.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -14.09% -
10th Percentile £38.13 £32.23 £52.00
90th Percentile £65.22 £71.68 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 £32.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +10 2682 £525 +5.00% 309
London -5 1685 £525 - 163
UK excluding London +64 1134 £475 - 154
South East +76 338 £475 - 26
North of England +41 302 £475 - 43
Midlands +48 162 £475 +1.06% 31
North West +59 147 £500 +11.11% 23
Yorkshire -15 110 £500 - 17
South West +58 104 £450 - 22
Scotland +54 99 £475 +15.15% 7
West Midlands +39 99 £481 +1.32% 16
East of England +17 92 £525 +4.90% 24
North East +77 65 £425 +23.19% 3
East Midlands +23 60 £425 +1.19% 15
Wales +15 27 £475 - 1
Northern Ireland - 20 £500 -

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 2855 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1695 (59.37%) Linux
3 1454 (50.93%) Jenkins
4 1440 (50.44%) Amazon AWS
5 1305 (45.71%) Ansible
6 1210 (42.38%) Puppet
7 1205 (42.21%) Docker
8 1177 (41.23%) Python
9 1065 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
10 859 (30.09%) Git (software)
11 838 (29.35%) Continuous Integration
12 823 (28.83%) Configuration Management
13 812 (28.44%) Opscode Chef
14 749 (26.23%) Java
15 697 (24.41%) Terraform
16 647 (22.66%) Bash Shell
17 533 (18.67%) Kubernetes
18 498 (17.44%) Microsoft Azure
19 492 (17.23%) Windows
20 488 (17.09%) Ruby
21 439 (15.38%) Finance
22 431 (15.10%) Continuous Delivery
23 413 (14.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 400 (14.01%) Unix
25 391 (13.70%) JIRA
26 381 (13.35%) Scrum
27 346 (12.12%) Open Source
28 328 (11.49%) Security Cleared
29 327 (11.45%) Red Hat
30 321 (11.24%) PowerShell

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
1 283 (9.91%) Confluence
2 187 (6.55%) nginx
3 172 (6.02%) Apache
3 172 (6.02%) Tomcat
4 156 (5.46%) Elasticsearch
5 145 (5.08%) OpenStack
6 109 (3.82%) Cloud Foundry
7 96 (3.36%) IIS
8 84 (2.94%) JBoss
9 56 (1.96%) Apache Spark
10 52 (1.82%) WebSphere
11 47 (1.65%) WebLogic
12 35 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 24 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
14 20 (0.70%) CMS
15 18 (0.63%) Jetty
16 12 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 9 (0.32%) Apache Solr
17 9 (0.32%) Mongrel
18 7 (0.25%) Mule
Applications
1 18 (0.63%) HipChat
2 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.070%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.035%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 10 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.11%) Magento
4 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.035%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1440 (50.44%) Amazon AWS
2 498 (17.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 272 (9.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 250 (8.76%) Amazon EC2
5 216 (7.57%) GitHub
6 174 (6.09%) PaaS
7 162 (5.67%) Amazon S3
8 128 (4.48%) Serverless
9 119 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
9 119 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 110 (3.85%) IaaS
11 99 (3.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 95 (3.33%) Route 53
13 92 (3.22%) Google Cloud Platform
14 91 (3.19%) OpenShift
15 80 (2.80%) Amazon ELB
16 68 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
17 62 (2.17%) SaaS
18 48 (1.68%) Slack
19 39 (1.37%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 195 (6.83%) HTTP
2 168 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 149 (5.22%) DNS
4 142 (4.97%) Firewall
5 123 (4.31%) SSL
6 57 (2.00%) Internet
7 45 (1.58%) VPN
8 41 (1.44%) LDAP
9 40 (1.40%) LAN
9 40 (1.40%) Network Security
10 39 (1.37%) WAN
11 38 (1.33%) DHCP
12 29 (1.02%) OpenLDAP
13 24 (0.84%) DSL
13 24 (0.84%) SSH
14 21 (0.74%) SAN
15 16 (0.56%) IPsec
15 16 (0.56%) OpenVPN
15 16 (0.56%) VoIP
16 14 (0.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (9.49%) MySQL
2 210 (7.36%) MongoDB
3 199 (6.97%) PostgreSQL
4 146 (5.11%) Amazon RDS
5 145 (5.08%) SQL Server
6 132 (4.62%) NoSQL
7 115 (4.03%) Hadoop
8 112 (3.92%) Redis
9 111 (3.89%) Big Data
10 93 (3.26%) Relational Database
11 59 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
12 53 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 45 (1.58%) Oracle Database
14 42 (1.47%) HBase
15 38 (1.33%) RDBMS
16 22 (0.77%) Apache Hive
17 19 (0.67%) Sqoop
18 18 (0.63%) Impala
19 14 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
20 12 (0.42%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1454 (50.93%) Jenkins
2 859 (30.09%) Git (software)
3 391 (13.70%) JIRA
4 315 (11.03%) Maven
5 274 (9.60%) Sonatype Nexus
6 272 (9.53%) TeamCity
7 153 (5.36%) Bitbucket
8 145 (5.08%) Artifactory
9 142 (4.97%) Octopus Deploy
10 130 (4.55%) Subversion
11 117 (4.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 112 (3.92%) Vagrant
13 101 (3.54%) SonarQube
14 92 (3.22%) GitLab
15 90 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
16 74 (2.59%) Gradle
16 74 (2.59%) Selenium
17 70 (2.45%) Ant
18 54 (1.89%) Cucumber
19 47 (1.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 439 (15.38%) Finance
2 172 (6.02%) Banking
3 85 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 80 (2.80%) Marketing
5 69 (2.42%) Electronics
5 69 (2.42%) Retail
6 68 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 27 (0.95%) Publishing
8 26 (0.91%) Retail Banking
9 24 (0.84%) Investment Banking
10 20 (0.70%) Games
11 19 (0.67%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.46%) Law
13 11 (0.39%) Advertising
14 10 (0.35%) Front Office
15 5 (0.18%) Back Office
15 5 (0.18%) Billing
16 4 (0.14%) Legal
16 4 (0.14%) Local Government
16 4 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (11.03%) Web Services
2 221 (7.74%) .NET
3 215 (7.53%) Elastic Stack
4 187 (6.55%) Node.js
5 108 (3.78%) Middleware
6 87 (3.05%) Kafka
7 83 (2.91%) RabbitMQ
8 78 (2.73%) REST
8 78 (2.73%) Sensu
9 77 (2.70%) JSON
10 70 (2.45%) RESTful
11 48 (1.68%) React
12 46 (1.61%) LEMP Stack
13 42 (1.47%) LAMP
14 40 (1.40%) Spring
15 37 (1.30%) ActiveMQ
15 37 (1.30%) HTML
15 37 (1.30%) J2EE
16 35 (1.23%) AngularJS
17 34 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 89 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
3 82 (2.87%) Public Cloud
4 69 (2.42%) Data Centre
5 57 (2.00%) Fintech
6 50 (1.75%) Clustering
7 45 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
8 44 (1.54%) Private Cloud
9 42 (1.47%) Computer Science
10 35 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
11 25 (0.88%) Virtual Team
12 23 (0.81%) Replication
13 20 (0.70%) iPad
14 19 (0.67%) Device Driver
15 18 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
15 18 (0.63%) Mobile App
16 15 (0.53%) PKI
17 11 (0.39%) Client/Server
17 11 (0.39%) DataPower
17 11 (0.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1695 (59.37%) Linux
2 492 (17.23%) Windows
3 413 (14.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 400 (14.01%) Unix
5 230 (8.06%) CentOS
6 151 (5.29%) Windows Server
7 142 (4.97%) Ubuntu
8 59 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (1.40%) CoreOS
10 29 (1.02%) Debian
11 24 (0.84%) AIX
12 23 (0.81%) Solaris
13 21 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (0.56%) VMS
16 11 (0.39%) DC/OS
16 11 (0.39%) Windows 10
16 11 (0.39%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.35%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2855 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1065 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
3 838 (29.35%) Continuous Integration
4 823 (28.83%) Configuration Management
5 431 (15.10%) Continuous Delivery
6 381 (13.35%) Scrum
7 346 (12.12%) Open Source
8 250 (8.76%) Test Automation
9 225 (7.88%) Microservices
10 168 (5.88%) Software Engineering
11 166 (5.81%) Migration
12 163 (5.71%) Kanban
13 148 (5.18%) E-Commerce
14 140 (4.90%) Load Balancing
15 133 (4.66%) TDD
16 124 (4.34%) Mentoring
17 121 (4.24%) Continuous Deployment
18 114 (3.99%) Task Automation
19 99 (3.47%) Business Intelligence
20 92 (3.22%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1177 (41.23%) Python
2 749 (26.23%) Java
3 647 (22.66%) Bash Shell
4 488 (17.09%) Ruby
5 321 (11.24%) PowerShell
6 226 (7.92%) Perl
7 206 (7.22%) SQL
8 171 (5.99%) Go
9 167 (5.85%) JavaScript
10 159 (5.57%) PHP
11 158 (5.53%) Groovy
12 151 (5.29%) Shell Script
13 97 (3.40%) C#
14 38 (1.33%) Scala
15 30 (1.05%) C
16 24 (0.84%) C++
17 13 (0.46%) Korn
18 12 (0.42%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.35%) VB
20 8 (0.28%) ES6
Qualifications
1 328 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 278 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 61 (2.14%) AWS Certification
4 47 (1.65%) Degree
5 13 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.18%) CCNP
8 5 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.14%) RHCE
10 3 (0.11%) CCDP
10 3 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
10 3 (0.11%) CISM
10 3 (0.11%) CISSP
10 3 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.070%) CCNA
12 1 (0.035%) CCIE
12 1 (0.035%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (2.63%) QA
2 26 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 18 (0.63%) GCP
4 8 (0.28%) GPG13
4 8 (0.28%) SLA
5 7 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.035%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1205 (42.21%) Docker
2 88 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 88 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
4 56 (1.96%) vCloud
5 32 (1.12%) Hyper-V
6 31 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (1.09%) Xen
7 19 (0.67%) Apache Flume
8 17 (0.60%) etcd
9 16 (0.56%) KVM
9 16 (0.56%) Squid
10 15 (0.53%) Postfix
10 15 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (0.49%) LXC
11 14 (0.49%) NFS
11 14 (0.49%) vSphere
12 10 (0.35%) flannel
12 10 (0.35%) Samba
13 9 (0.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1305 (45.71%) Ansible
2 1210 (42.38%) Puppet
3 812 (28.44%) Opscode Chef
4 697 (24.41%) Terraform
5 533 (18.67%) Kubernetes
6 126 (4.41%) logstash
7 108 (3.78%) Nagios
7 108 (3.78%) Packer
8 95 (3.33%) ZABBIX
9 92 (3.22%) Kibana
10 70 (2.45%) Prometheus
10 70 (2.45%) Salt
11 66 (2.31%) Grafana
12 55 (1.93%) Docker Swarm
13 54 (1.89%) Rancher
14 53 (1.86%) Consul
15 52 (1.82%) Mesos
16 46 (1.61%) Graphite
17 40 (1.40%) Icinga
18 36 (1.26%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 327 (11.45%) Red Hat
2 218 (7.64%) VMware
3 192 (6.73%) Oracle
4 166 (5.81%) Microsoft
5 145 (5.08%) Atlassian
6 138 (4.83%) Splunk
7 97 (3.40%) Google
8 72 (2.52%) New Relic
9 67 (2.35%) SAP
10 59 (2.07%) SaltStack
11 54 (1.89%) IBM
12 46 (1.61%) AppDynamics
13 38 (1.33%) Rackspace
14 36 (1.26%) Cisco
15 26 (0.91%) Cloudera
16 25 (0.88%) HP
17 20 (0.70%) WSO2
18 18 (0.63%) Sonatype
19 15 (0.53%) Juniper
20 14 (0.49%) Dynatrace