Period
to 29 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Lead DevOps was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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.

Lead Development Operations
UK
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 479 631 670
Rank change year-on-year +152 +39 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Lead DevOps 126 216 211
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 155 157
Median daily rate £650 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% +5.26%
10th Percentile £498 £515 £466
90th Percentile £796 £770 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £700 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 43,508 85,901 95,720
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.60% 94.53% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,362 56,507 62,750
Median daily rate £466 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £266
90th Percentile £650 £650 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,806 2,766 3,004
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +4.47% -4.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £10.89
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% -2.78%

Lead DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Lead DevOps in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Lead DevOps in the UK

Lead DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Lead DevOps.

Daily rate trend for Lead DevOps in the UK

Lead DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Lead DevOps over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Lead DevOps in the UK

Lead DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Lead DevOps.

Hourly rate trend for Lead DevOps in the UK

Lead DevOps
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead DevOps within the UK over the 6 months to 29 May 2020. 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 +184 123 £650 - 14
UK excluding London +130 63 £700 +16.67% 8
London +138 58 £625 -10.71% 7
South East +107 21 £650 +7.44% 1
North of England +96 21 £700 +16.67% 4
South West +56 15 £796 +44.73%
North West +61 13 £688 +14.58% 3
Work from Home +20 13 £675 +3.85% 4
Midlands +87 5 £563 -13.46% 1
West Midlands +66 5 £563 -6.25% 1
North East +32 5 £900 +38.46%
Yorkshire +58 1 £510 -7.27% 1
Wales +30 1 - -

Lead DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, Lead DevOps 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 Lead DevOps in the job title.

1 126 (100.00%) DevOps
2 77 (61.11%) AWS
3 61 (48.41%) Kubernetes
4 60 (47.62%) Docker
5 54 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (41.27%) Terraform
7 50 (39.68%) Jenkins
8 48 (38.10%) Azure
9 46 (36.51%) Java
10 45 (35.71%) Python
11 41 (32.54%) Software Engineering
12 39 (30.95%) Deployment Automation
13 35 (27.78%) Finance
14 32 (25.40%) Continuous Delivery
15 30 (23.81%) Web Services
16 29 (23.02%) OpenShift
17 26 (20.63%) Serverless
18 25 (19.84%) Infrastructure Automation
18 25 (19.84%) Ansible
18 25 (19.84%) Amazon S3
19 24 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (19.05%) AWS Lambda
20 23 (18.25%) Linux
21 21 (16.67%) PowerShell
21 21 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
21 21 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
21 21 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
21 21 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
21 21 (16.67%) Artifactory
21 21 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code

Lead DevOps 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 2 (1.59%) CMS
1 2 (1.59%) Confluence
1 2 (1.59%) Drupal
1 2 (1.59%) IIS
1 2 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.79%) Anypoint
2 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.79%) nginx
2 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 77 (61.11%) AWS
2 48 (38.10%) Azure
3 29 (23.02%) OpenShift
4 26 (20.63%) Serverless
5 25 (19.84%) Amazon S3
6 24 (19.05%) AWS Lambda
7 21 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (15.87%) Amazon ECS
8 20 (15.87%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (7.14%) GCP
9 9 (7.14%) GitHub
10 6 (4.76%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (3.97%) CloudFront
11 5 (3.97%) Power Platform
12 4 (3.17%) Amazon Cognito
12 4 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (3.17%) Logic Apps
13 3 (2.38%) Amazon EKS
13 3 (2.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.38%) HTTP
1 3 (2.38%) SSL
1 3 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.79%) DNS
2 1 (0.79%) DSL
2 1 (0.79%) Firewall
2 1 (0.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
1 21 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
2 18 (14.29%) Big Data
3 17 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (11.90%) Data Lake
5 8 (6.35%) Hadoop
5 8 (6.35%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (3.97%) Power BI
7 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.38%) MySQL
8 3 (2.38%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.59%) Redis
10 1 (0.79%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 50 (39.68%) Jenkins
2 21 (16.67%) Artifactory
3 19 (15.08%) RStudio
4 15 (11.90%) GitLab
5 10 (7.94%) Git (software)
6 6 (4.76%) CircleCI
6 6 (4.76%) Travis CI
7 5 (3.97%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.97%) JIRA
7 5 (3.97%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (3.17%) Ant
8 4 (3.17%) Mockito
9 3 (2.38%) GoCD
9 3 (2.38%) Maven
9 3 (2.38%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.59%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (1.59%) Selenium
10 2 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.79%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.79%) SonarQube
General
1 35 (27.78%) Finance
2 19 (15.08%) Front Office
3 7 (5.56%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.38%) Banking
4 3 (2.38%) Electronics
4 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.38%) Marketing
4 3 (2.38%) Retail
4 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.81%) Web Services
2 19 (15.08%) J2EE
2 19 (15.08%) J2SE
3 9 (7.14%) .NET
4 8 (6.35%) React
5 7 (5.56%) Spring
6 6 (4.76%) JSON
7 5 (3.97%) Flask
7 5 (3.97%) XML
8 4 (3.17%) Kafka
8 4 (3.17%) Spring Boot
9 3 (2.38%) HTML
9 3 (2.38%) React Native
9 3 (2.38%) RESTful
10 2 (1.59%) CSS
10 2 (1.59%) EDI
10 2 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (1.59%) HTML5
10 2 (1.59%) Middleware
10 2 (1.59%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.08%) Derivative
1 19 (15.08%) Equities
1 19 (15.08%) Fixed Income
2 17 (13.49%) Public Cloud
3 7 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.97%) iPad
5 4 (3.17%) User Experience
6 3 (2.38%) FMCG
6 3 (2.38%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.38%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.59%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.79%) Blog
8 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.79%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.25%) Linux
2 9 (7.14%) Unix
3 5 (3.97%) Windows
4 3 (2.38%) AIX
4 3 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.59%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.79%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (100.00%) DevOps
2 54 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (32.54%) Software Engineering
4 39 (30.95%) Deployment Automation
5 32 (25.40%) Continuous Delivery
6 25 (19.84%) Infrastructure Automation
7 24 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
9 20 (15.87%) Asset Management
10 19 (15.08%) Decision-Making
11 18 (14.29%) Mentoring
12 13 (10.32%) Analytics
13 12 (9.52%) Configuration Management
13 12 (9.52%) Scrum
13 12 (9.52%) Technical Leadership
13 12 (9.52%) Test Automation
14 11 (8.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 11 (8.73%) Task Automation
15 10 (7.94%) Kanban
16 9 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 46 (36.51%) Java
2 45 (35.71%) Python
3 21 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 19 (15.08%) R
5 11 (8.73%) JavaScript
6 10 (7.94%) SQL
7 8 (6.35%) C#
8 6 (4.76%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.76%) Groovy
8 6 (4.76%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.17%) C++
9 4 (3.17%) Go
10 2 (1.59%) C
11 1 (0.79%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 16 (12.70%) AWS Certification
2 14 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 14 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (3.17%) Degree
4 3 (2.38%) CCA
4 3 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.79%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 60 (47.62%) Docker
2 3 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 61 (48.41%) Kubernetes
2 52 (41.27%) Terraform
3 25 (19.84%) Ansible
4 16 (12.70%) Puppet
5 11 (8.73%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.79%) Grafana
6 1 (0.79%) Istio
6 1 (0.79%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.79%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (13.49%) Hortonworks
2 16 (12.70%) Cloudera
2 16 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.76%) Oracle
3 6 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.97%) Tableau
5 4 (3.17%) Databricks
5 4 (3.17%) SAP
5 4 (3.17%) Splunk
6 3 (2.38%) AppDynamics
6 3 (2.38%) Google
6 3 (2.38%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.79%) StreamSets
8 1 (0.79%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.79%) VMware