Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 102 139
Rank change year-on-year +36 +37 +115
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,422 2,120 1,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.40% 2.33% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.58% 2.45% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,608 1,609 1,429
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £413 £377 £375
90th Percentile £662 £625 £609
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.11% +5.56% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 5
UK median hourly rate £63.25 £42.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.82% -19.05% -
10th Percentile £51.25 £39.25 £43.95
90th Percentile £67.25 £49.95 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £64.00 £46.75 £48.50
% change year-on-year +36.90% -3.61% -

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 95,574 86,444 100,580
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.93% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,727 56,087 65,195
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £253
90th Percentile £633 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,003 2,912 3,132
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.84 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.46% -5.80% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -2.78% -8.21% +17.07%

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 27 May 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 27 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Top 15 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 27 May 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 +39 3,243 £525 +4.48% 608
London +13 1,905 £550 +4.76% 329
UK excluding London +80 1,498 £495 +4.11% 316
North of England +41 458 £473 +5.00% 96
South East +98 432 £500 +11.11% 63
North West +50 227 £485 +7.78% 55
Midlands +78 217 £500 - 37
South West +73 156 £488 +8.33% 27
Yorkshire +22 144 £450 -5.26% 28
West Midlands +48 128 £525 +14.13% 22
Scotland 0 104 £500 +11.11% 23
North East +19 89 £430 -4.44% 13
East Midlands +52 87 £425 -19.05% 15
East of England -6 84 £488 -2.50% 55
Wales -8 48 £500 +6.38% 13

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 3,422 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,879 (54.91%) Linux
3 1,755 (51.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1,724 (50.38%) Ansible
5 1,683 (49.18%) Jenkins
6 1,582 (46.23%) Docker
7 1,488 (43.48%) Python
8 1,428 (41.73%) Puppet
9 1,271 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
10 1,066 (31.15%) Terraform
11 994 (29.05%) Continuous Integration
12 993 (29.02%) Git (software)
13 974 (28.46%) Opscode Chef
14 951 (27.79%) Kubernetes
15 907 (26.50%) Configuration Management
16 852 (24.90%) Bash Shell
17 785 (22.94%) Java
18 762 (22.27%) Microsoft Azure
19 680 (19.87%) Ruby
20 588 (17.18%) Windows
21 487 (14.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 456 (13.33%) Finance
23 440 (12.86%) Continuous Delivery
24 423 (12.36%) PowerShell
25 408 (11.92%) Security Cleared
26 399 (11.66%) Unix
27 384 (11.22%) Open Source
28 358 (10.46%) Red Hat
29 357 (10.43%) SC Cleared
30 353 (10.32%) 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
1 237 (6.93%) Confluence
2 212 (6.20%) nginx
3 160 (4.68%) Cloud Foundry
4 154 (4.50%) Tomcat
5 140 (4.09%) Apache
6 122 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
7 88 (2.57%) OpenStack
8 84 (2.45%) Apache Spark
8 84 (2.45%) JBoss
9 63 (1.84%) WebSphere
10 59 (1.72%) IIS
11 56 (1.64%) WebLogic
12 23 (0.67%) Jetty
13 20 (0.58%) Mule ESB
14 19 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
15 17 (0.50%) Mule
16 16 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 15 (0.44%) Apache Solr
17 15 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 11 (0.32%) Mongrel
Applications
1 12 (0.35%) HipChat
2 3 (0.088%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.058%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.058%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 21 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.18%) Magento
5 5 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.088%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.058%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.029%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.029%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,755 (51.29%) Amazon AWS
2 762 (22.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 338 (9.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 277 (8.09%) Amazon EC2
5 236 (6.90%) GitHub
6 224 (6.55%) PaaS
7 209 (6.11%) Serverless
8 195 (5.70%) Google Cloud Platform
9 191 (5.58%) AWS Lambda
10 181 (5.29%) Amazon S3
11 173 (5.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 151 (4.41%) IaaS
13 131 (3.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 131 (3.83%) OpenShift
14 121 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
15 118 (3.45%) Route 53
16 116 (3.39%) Amazon ELB
17 72 (2.10%) npm
18 70 (2.05%) Datadog
19 60 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 217 (6.34%) Firewall
2 188 (5.49%) TCP/IP
3 162 (4.73%) DNS
4 151 (4.41%) SSL
5 134 (3.92%) HTTP
6 64 (1.87%) Internet
7 62 (1.81%) VPN
8 61 (1.78%) Network Security
9 43 (1.26%) DHCP
10 35 (1.02%) FTP
11 30 (0.88%) IPsec
12 24 (0.70%) Kerberos
13 22 (0.64%) DSL
14 21 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
14 21 (0.61%) SSH
15 20 (0.58%) SMS
16 18 (0.53%) OpenLDAP
17 15 (0.44%) Reverse Proxy
17 15 (0.44%) SMTP
18 14 (0.41%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (7.45%) MongoDB
2 252 (7.36%) MySQL
3 212 (6.20%) PostgreSQL
4 176 (5.14%) NoSQL
5 172 (5.03%) Amazon RDS
6 147 (4.30%) Big Data
7 134 (3.92%) Hadoop
8 130 (3.80%) SQL Server
9 89 (2.60%) Relational Database
10 82 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
11 70 (2.05%) Redis
12 43 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 43 (1.26%) RDBMS
13 37 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
14 29 (0.85%) Apache Hive
14 29 (0.85%) Oracle Database
15 26 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
16 22 (0.64%) HBase
17 17 (0.50%) NuoDB
18 15 (0.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,683 (49.18%) Jenkins
2 993 (29.02%) Git (software)
3 323 (9.44%) JIRA
4 312 (9.12%) Sonatype Nexus
5 307 (8.97%) TeamCity
6 285 (8.33%) Maven
7 202 (5.90%) Artifactory
8 158 (4.62%) SonarQube
9 151 (4.41%) Octopus Deploy
10 149 (4.35%) GitLab
10 149 (4.35%) Vagrant
11 138 (4.03%) Bitbucket
12 132 (3.86%) Subversion
13 125 (3.65%) Selenium
14 102 (2.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 96 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
16 92 (2.69%) Travis CI
17 85 (2.48%) Gradle
18 83 (2.43%) Ant
19 76 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 456 (13.33%) Finance
2 233 (6.81%) Banking
3 96 (2.81%) Retail
4 74 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 53 (1.55%) Marketing
6 39 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 37 (1.08%) Electronics
8 28 (0.82%) Investment Banking
9 26 (0.76%) Publishing
10 24 (0.70%) Games
11 23 (0.67%) Law
12 16 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.44%) Back Office
14 8 (0.23%) Advertising
14 8 (0.23%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.20%) International Banking
16 4 (0.12%) Automotive
16 4 (0.12%) Front Office
16 4 (0.12%) Legal
17 3 (0.088%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (8.56%) Web Services
2 267 (7.80%) Elastic Stack
3 264 (7.71%) Node.js
4 229 (6.69%) .NET
5 145 (4.24%) Kafka
6 91 (2.66%) JSON
7 90 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
8 89 (2.60%) Middleware
9 70 (2.05%) LEMP Stack
10 69 (2.02%) RESTful
11 66 (1.93%) ActiveMQ
12 63 (1.84%) Sensu
13 59 (1.72%) REST
14 58 (1.69%) React
15 56 (1.64%) LDAP
16 52 (1.52%) Spring
17 47 (1.37%) LAMP
18 46 (1.34%) AngularJS
19 41 (1.20%) Spring Boot
20 36 (1.05%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 166 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
2 159 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
3 104 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
4 94 (2.75%) Public Cloud
5 92 (2.69%) Data Centre
6 76 (2.22%) Fintech
6 76 (2.22%) iPad
7 55 (1.61%) Computer Science
8 53 (1.55%) Private Cloud
9 46 (1.34%) Cloud Native
9 46 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
10 35 (1.02%) Clustering
11 30 (0.88%) Device Driver
12 23 (0.67%) User Experience
13 22 (0.64%) Virtual Team
14 21 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
15 19 (0.56%) Management Information System
16 15 (0.44%) Replication
16 15 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
17 14 (0.41%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1,879 (54.91%) Linux
2 588 (17.18%) Windows
3 487 (14.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 399 (11.66%) Unix
5 306 (8.94%) CentOS
6 150 (4.38%) Windows Server
7 143 (4.18%) Ubuntu
8 45 (1.32%) CoreOS
8 45 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (0.82%) DC/OS
10 28 (0.82%) Debian
11 17 (0.50%) Android
12 15 (0.44%) Apple iOS
12 15 (0.44%) Windows 10
12 15 (0.44%) Windows 7
13 14 (0.41%) Solaris
14 13 (0.38%) VMS
15 12 (0.35%) AIX
16 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,422 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,271 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 994 (29.05%) Continuous Integration
4 907 (26.50%) Configuration Management
5 440 (12.86%) Continuous Delivery
6 384 (11.22%) Open Source
7 344 (10.05%) Test Automation
8 333 (9.73%) Deployment Automation
9 294 (8.59%) Scrum
10 279 (8.15%) Microservices
11 263 (7.69%) Migration
12 181 (5.29%) E-Commerce
12 181 (5.29%) TDD
13 175 (5.11%) Load Balancing
14 166 (4.85%) Problem-Solving
15 158 (4.62%) Continuous Deployment
16 136 (3.97%) Kanban
17 135 (3.95%) Software Engineering
18 131 (3.83%) Mentoring
19 130 (3.80%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,488 (43.48%) Python
2 852 (24.90%) Bash Shell
3 785 (22.94%) Java
4 680 (19.87%) Ruby
5 423 (12.36%) PowerShell
6 353 (10.32%) Perl
7 262 (7.66%) Groovy
8 219 (6.40%) SQL
9 211 (6.17%) JavaScript
10 193 (5.64%) C#
11 166 (4.85%) Shell Script
12 150 (4.38%) Go
13 118 (3.45%) PHP
14 93 (2.72%) C++
15 57 (1.67%) Scala
16 53 (1.55%) C
17 21 (0.61%) T-SQL
18 18 (0.53%) Java 8
19 9 (0.26%) Jython
20 7 (0.20%) ES6
Qualifications
1 408 (11.92%) Security Cleared
2 357 (10.43%) SC Cleared
3 112 (3.27%) AWS Certification
4 74 (2.16%) Degree
5 37 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 26 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.23%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.12%) MCSE
10 3 (0.088%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.058%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.058%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.058%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.058%) OSCP
11 2 (0.058%) RHCE
12 1 (0.029%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (0.029%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.029%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.029%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (2.95%) QA
2 86 (2.51%) GCP
3 12 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.26%) PMO
5 6 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.12%) SLA
7 3 (0.088%) GDPR
8 2 (0.058%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.029%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,582 (46.23%) Docker
2 118 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
3 105 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 103 (3.01%) Active Directory
5 33 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 28 (0.82%) vCloud
7 26 (0.76%) Hyper-V
8 25 (0.73%) etcd
9 24 (0.70%) Xen
10 23 (0.67%) flannel
10 23 (0.67%) VirtualBox
11 19 (0.56%) HDFS
12 17 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
13 16 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (0.41%) KVM
14 14 (0.41%) Squid
15 10 (0.29%) iptables
15 10 (0.29%) NFS
15 10 (0.29%) vSphere
16 9 (0.26%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1,724 (50.38%) Ansible
2 1,428 (41.73%) Puppet
3 1,066 (31.15%) Terraform
4 974 (28.46%) Opscode Chef
5 951 (27.79%) Kubernetes
6 216 (6.31%) Packer
7 126 (3.68%) Nagios
8 120 (3.51%) Salt
9 117 (3.42%) logstash
10 116 (3.39%) Consul
11 111 (3.24%) Grafana
12 108 (3.16%) Kibana
13 90 (2.63%) Mesos
14 86 (2.51%) Prometheus
15 82 (2.40%) Docker Swarm
16 81 (2.37%) HAProxy
17 79 (2.31%) ZABBIX
18 59 (1.72%) Rancher
19 45 (1.32%) Icinga
20 25 (0.73%) Graphite
Vendors
1 358 (10.46%) Red Hat
2 232 (6.78%) Splunk
3 222 (6.49%) Microsoft
4 179 (5.23%) Google
5 163 (4.76%) VMware
6 147 (4.30%) Oracle
7 126 (3.68%) Atlassian
8 125 (3.65%) New Relic
9 90 (2.63%) IBM
10 71 (2.07%) AppDynamics
11 70 (2.05%) SaltStack
12 48 (1.40%) SAP
13 35 (1.02%) Hortonworks
14 34 (0.99%) Cloudera
15 24 (0.70%) Cisco
16 19 (0.56%) Dynatrace
17 18 (0.53%) F5
17 18 (0.53%) HP
17 18 (0.53%) hybris
18 17 (0.50%) Salesforce.com