Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £524 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 97 244
Rank change year-on-year +13 +147 +66
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 2907 2493 1168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.82% 2.37% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 2.50% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2263 1853 849
UK median daily rate £524 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.80% +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £400 £390 £363
90th Percentile £638 £620 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £473 £420
% change year-on-year +0.53% +12.50% -1.18%
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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
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 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
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 23 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 23 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 23 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 +12 2734 £525 +5.00% 302
London -6 1721 £530 +0.95% 171
UK excluding London +71 1151 £475 +0.53% 144
South East +73 343 £475 - 24
North of England +44 307 £478 +2.03% 50
Midlands +62 168 £475 +0.53% 21
North West +64 150 £500 +11.11% 28
Yorkshire -16 109 £500 - 17
South West +48 106 £456 +1.39% 14
West Midlands +50 103 £489 +2.89% 8
Scotland +68 101 £475 +15.15% 12
East of England +15 91 £525 +5.00% 22
North East +80 68 £425 +25.00% 5
East Midlands +18 62 £425 +0.59% 13
Wales +14 26 £475 +2.70% 1
Northern Ireland - 19 £500 -

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 2907 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1716 (59.03%) Linux
3 1477 (50.81%) Jenkins
4 1467 (50.46%) Amazon AWS
5 1334 (45.89%) Ansible
6 1231 (42.35%) Docker
7 1227 (42.21%) Puppet
8 1194 (41.07%) Python
9 1086 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
10 868 (29.86%) Git (software)
11 864 (29.72%) Continuous Integration
12 833 (28.65%) Configuration Management
13 831 (28.59%) Opscode Chef
14 762 (26.21%) Java
15 711 (24.46%) Terraform
16 662 (22.77%) Bash Shell
17 541 (18.61%) Kubernetes
18 525 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
19 505 (17.37%) Windows
20 501 (17.23%) Ruby
21 450 (15.48%) Finance
22 442 (15.20%) Continuous Delivery
23 416 (14.31%) Unix
24 413 (14.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 393 (13.52%) JIRA
26 390 (13.42%) Scrum
27 355 (12.21%) Open Source
28 338 (11.63%) Security Cleared
29 332 (11.42%) PowerShell
30 328 (11.28%) 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
1 286 (9.84%) Confluence
2 188 (6.47%) nginx
3 183 (6.30%) Apache
4 182 (6.26%) Tomcat
5 165 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
6 145 (4.99%) OpenStack
7 110 (3.78%) Cloud Foundry
8 104 (3.58%) IIS
9 89 (3.06%) JBoss
10 58 (2.00%) Apache Spark
11 55 (1.89%) WebSphere
12 48 (1.65%) WebLogic
13 34 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 24 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
15 21 (0.72%) Jetty
16 20 (0.69%) CMS
17 13 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 11 (0.38%) Mongrel
19 10 (0.34%) Mule
20 9 (0.31%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 18 (0.62%) HipChat
2 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.069%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.034%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 10 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.10%) Magento
4 3 (0.10%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.034%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1467 (50.46%) Amazon AWS
2 525 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 279 (9.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 258 (8.88%) Amazon EC2
5 219 (7.53%) GitHub
6 177 (6.09%) PaaS
7 173 (5.95%) Amazon S3
8 136 (4.68%) Serverless
9 127 (4.37%) AWS Lambda
10 126 (4.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 112 (3.85%) IaaS
12 107 (3.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 99 (3.41%) Route 53
14 94 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
14 94 (3.23%) OpenShift
15 82 (2.82%) Amazon ELB
16 68 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
17 63 (2.17%) SaaS
18 47 (1.62%) Slack
19 39 (1.34%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 196 (6.74%) HTTP
2 172 (5.92%) TCP/IP
3 154 (5.30%) DNS
4 144 (4.95%) Firewall
5 124 (4.27%) SSL
6 60 (2.06%) Internet
7 49 (1.69%) VPN
8 41 (1.41%) DHCP
8 41 (1.41%) Network Security
9 40 (1.38%) LAN
9 40 (1.38%) LDAP
10 39 (1.34%) WAN
11 30 (1.03%) OpenLDAP
12 26 (0.89%) SSH
13 25 (0.86%) DSL
14 21 (0.72%) SAN
15 19 (0.65%) IPsec
16 18 (0.62%) FTP
17 17 (0.58%) OpenVPN
18 16 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (9.22%) MySQL
2 213 (7.33%) MongoDB
3 205 (7.05%) PostgreSQL
4 155 (5.33%) Amazon RDS
5 147 (5.06%) SQL Server
6 136 (4.68%) NoSQL
7 122 (4.20%) Hadoop
8 115 (3.96%) Big Data
9 112 (3.85%) Redis
10 102 (3.51%) Relational Database
11 61 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
12 54 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 45 (1.55%) RDBMS
14 44 (1.51%) Oracle Database
15 39 (1.34%) HBase
16 22 (0.76%) Apache Hive
17 19 (0.65%) Sqoop
18 18 (0.62%) Impala
19 14 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
20 13 (0.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1477 (50.81%) Jenkins
2 868 (29.86%) Git (software)
3 393 (13.52%) JIRA
4 322 (11.08%) Maven
5 285 (9.80%) TeamCity
6 274 (9.43%) Sonatype Nexus
7 160 (5.50%) Bitbucket
8 151 (5.19%) Octopus Deploy
9 148 (5.09%) Artifactory
10 133 (4.58%) Subversion
11 123 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 114 (3.92%) Vagrant
13 104 (3.58%) SonarQube
14 98 (3.37%) GitLab
15 96 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
16 80 (2.75%) Selenium
17 77 (2.65%) Gradle
18 72 (2.48%) Ant
19 56 (1.93%) Cucumber
20 48 (1.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 450 (15.48%) Finance
2 179 (6.16%) Banking
3 85 (2.92%) Telecoms
4 80 (2.75%) Marketing
5 70 (2.41%) Retail
6 69 (2.37%) Electronics
7 68 (2.34%) Manufacturing
8 27 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 27 (0.93%) Publishing
8 27 (0.93%) Retail Banking
9 21 (0.72%) Games
10 20 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.45%) Law
12 11 (0.38%) Advertising
12 11 (0.38%) Front Office
13 5 (0.17%) Back Office
13 5 (0.17%) Billing
14 4 (0.14%) Legal
14 4 (0.14%) Music Industry
14 4 (0.14%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (11.01%) Web Services
2 224 (7.71%) .NET
3 217 (7.46%) Elastic Stack
4 185 (6.36%) Node.js
5 111 (3.82%) Middleware
6 88 (3.03%) Kafka
7 83 (2.86%) JSON
8 81 (2.79%) RabbitMQ
8 81 (2.79%) REST
9 77 (2.65%) Sensu
10 68 (2.34%) RESTful
11 48 (1.65%) React
12 45 (1.55%) LEMP Stack
13 42 (1.44%) LAMP
14 40 (1.38%) Spring
15 38 (1.31%) ActiveMQ
15 38 (1.31%) J2EE
16 37 (1.27%) HTML
17 35 (1.20%) AngularJS
17 35 (1.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 98 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
2 87 (2.99%) Public Cloud
3 72 (2.48%) Data Centre
4 58 (2.00%) Fintech
5 49 (1.69%) Clustering
6 48 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
7 44 (1.51%) Private Cloud
8 41 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 36 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (0.86%) Virtual Team
11 24 (0.83%) Replication
12 21 (0.72%) iPad
13 20 (0.69%) Device Driver
14 19 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
14 19 (0.65%) Mobile App
14 19 (0.65%) PKI
15 15 (0.52%) DataPower
16 14 (0.48%) User Experience
17 12 (0.41%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1716 (59.03%) Linux
2 505 (17.37%) Windows
3 416 (14.31%) Unix
4 413 (14.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 238 (8.19%) CentOS
6 154 (5.30%) Windows Server
7 144 (4.95%) Ubuntu
8 60 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 42 (1.44%) CoreOS
10 30 (1.03%) Debian
11 24 (0.83%) AIX
12 23 (0.79%) Solaris
13 22 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (0.58%) VMS
16 12 (0.41%) Windows 10
16 12 (0.41%) Windows 7
17 11 (0.38%) DC/OS
18 10 (0.34%) Windows XP
19 9 (0.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2907 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1086 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
3 864 (29.72%) Continuous Integration
4 833 (28.65%) Configuration Management
5 442 (15.20%) Continuous Delivery
6 390 (13.42%) Scrum
7 355 (12.21%) Open Source
8 258 (8.88%) Test Automation
9 229 (7.88%) Microservices
10 171 (5.88%) Migration
10 171 (5.88%) Software Engineering
11 164 (5.64%) Kanban
12 147 (5.06%) E-Commerce
12 147 (5.06%) Load Balancing
13 133 (4.58%) TDD
14 130 (4.47%) Continuous Deployment
15 129 (4.44%) Mentoring
16 114 (3.92%) Task Automation
17 103 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
18 90 (3.10%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1194 (41.07%) Python
2 762 (26.21%) Java
3 662 (22.77%) Bash Shell
4 501 (17.23%) Ruby
5 332 (11.42%) PowerShell
6 240 (8.26%) Perl
7 216 (7.43%) SQL
8 170 (5.85%) Go
9 167 (5.74%) JavaScript
10 166 (5.71%) Groovy
11 160 (5.50%) Shell Script
12 152 (5.23%) PHP
13 99 (3.41%) C#
14 39 (1.34%) Scala
15 32 (1.10%) C
16 30 (1.03%) C++
17 13 (0.45%) Korn
18 12 (0.41%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.34%) VB
20 9 (0.31%) ES6
Qualifications
1 338 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 285 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 60 (2.06%) AWS Certification
4 46 (1.58%) Degree
5 14 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.17%) CCNP
8 5 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.14%) RHCE
10 3 (0.10%) CCDP
10 3 (0.10%) Chartered Engineer
10 3 (0.10%) CISM
10 3 (0.10%) CISSP
10 3 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.069%) CCNA
12 1 (0.034%) CCIE
12 1 (0.034%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (2.65%) QA
2 26 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 18 (0.62%) GCP
4 9 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.28%) GPG13
5 8 (0.28%) SLA
6 7 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.034%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1231 (42.35%) Docker
2 92 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (3.06%) Active Directory
4 70 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
5 61 (2.10%) vCloud
6 34 (1.17%) Xen
7 32 (1.10%) Hyper-V
8 31 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.65%) Apache Flume
10 18 (0.62%) Squid
11 17 (0.58%) etcd
11 17 (0.58%) Postfix
12 16 (0.55%) KVM
13 15 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (0.48%) LXC
14 14 (0.48%) NFS
14 14 (0.48%) vSphere
15 11 (0.38%) VirtualBox
16 10 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 10 (0.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1334 (45.89%) Ansible
2 1227 (42.21%) Puppet
3 831 (28.59%) Opscode Chef
4 711 (24.46%) Terraform
5 541 (18.61%) Kubernetes
6 132 (4.54%) logstash
7 117 (4.02%) Nagios
8 107 (3.68%) Packer
9 100 (3.44%) ZABBIX
10 94 (3.23%) Kibana
11 72 (2.48%) Prometheus
12 68 (2.34%) Salt
13 67 (2.30%) Grafana
14 56 (1.93%) Docker Swarm
14 56 (1.93%) Rancher
15 52 (1.79%) Mesos
16 50 (1.72%) Consul
17 45 (1.55%) Graphite
18 43 (1.48%) Icinga
19 37 (1.27%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 328 (11.28%) Red Hat
2 224 (7.71%) VMware
3 195 (6.71%) Oracle
4 174 (5.99%) Microsoft
5 149 (5.13%) Splunk
6 148 (5.09%) Atlassian
7 97 (3.34%) Google
8 75 (2.58%) New Relic
9 67 (2.30%) SAP
10 59 (2.03%) IBM
11 57 (1.96%) SaltStack
12 50 (1.72%) AppDynamics
13 38 (1.31%) Rackspace
14 36 (1.24%) Cisco
15 25 (0.86%) HP
16 24 (0.83%) Cloudera
17 20 (0.69%) Sonatype
17 20 (0.69%) WSO2
18 15 (0.52%) Dynatrace
18 15 (0.52%) Juniper