Period
to 11 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Lead DevOps was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 November 2019.

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
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 571 661 714
Rank change year-on-year +90 +53 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Lead DevOps 232 222 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 137 165
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £600
10th Percentile £498 £450 £433
90th Percentile £750 £800 £723
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £525 £600
% change year-on-year +9.52% -12.50% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £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 78,450 96,704 96,922
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.12% 94.78% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,453 63,783 63,815
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £256 £269 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,887 3,028 2,886
UK median hourly rate £19.97 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.92% -3.74% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +2.86%

Lead DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead DevOps in the UK

Lead DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead DevOps.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead DevOps in the UK

Lead DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead DevOps over the 6 months to 11 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead DevOps in the UK

Lead DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead DevOps.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead DevOps in the UK

Lead DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead DevOps over the 6 months to 11 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 11 November 2019. 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 +68 201 £600 - 63
UK excluding London +111 126 £575 +9.52% 44
London +26 105 £650 +4.00% 21
North of England +62 32 £550 +22.22% 11
South East +42 31 £550 +3.04% 16
Scotland +53 30 £600 -7.69%
North West +31 21 £525 +50.00% 9
South West +9 14 £650 +67.74% 2
East of England +30 12 £572 +2.83% 10
Yorkshire +32 10 £575 +27.78% 2
West Midlands +39 7 £650 +19.82% 3
Midlands +34 7 £650 +40.54% 3
North East +18 1 - -

Lead DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 November 2019, 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.

1 232 (100.00%) DevOps
2 109 (46.98%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (42.67%) AWS
4 88 (37.93%) Terraform
5 81 (34.91%) Jenkins
5 81 (34.91%) Azure
6 70 (30.17%) Ansible
7 69 (29.74%) Linux
8 66 (28.45%) Docker
9 62 (26.72%) Kubernetes
10 61 (26.29%) Python
11 60 (25.86%) Git (software)
12 54 (23.28%) Continuous Integration
12 54 (23.28%) Infrastructure as Code
13 53 (22.84%) Puppet
14 47 (20.26%) Scrum
15 46 (19.83%) PowerShell
16 45 (19.40%) Security Cleared
17 43 (18.53%) Finance
18 41 (17.67%) SC Cleared
18 41 (17.67%) Bash Shell
19 39 (16.81%) Test Automation
19 39 (16.81%) Java
20 38 (16.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 35 (15.09%) JIRA
22 34 (14.66%) Continuous Delivery
23 33 (14.22%) Microservices
23 33 (14.22%) Kanban
24 31 (13.36%) Visual Studio Team System
24 31 (13.36%) Microsoft

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 16 (6.90%) Confluence
2 7 (3.02%) Apache
3 6 (2.59%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.59%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.72%) IIS
5 4 (1.72%) Mule
5 4 (1.72%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.29%) CMS
6 3 (1.29%) WordPress
7 2 (0.86%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 99 (42.67%) AWS
2 81 (34.91%) Azure
3 19 (8.19%) Serverless
4 18 (7.76%) Power Platform
5 17 (7.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 16 (6.90%) AWS Lambda
6 16 (6.90%) GitHub
7 15 (6.47%) Amazon S3
8 14 (6.03%) GCP
9 12 (5.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (4.74%) Amazon Cognito
11 10 (4.31%) Datadog
12 9 (3.88%) Azure Data Factory
12 9 (3.88%) npm
13 8 (3.45%) IaaS
13 8 (3.45%) PaaS
14 7 (3.02%) Data Lake Analytics
15 6 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (2.59%) OpenShift
16 5 (2.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.16%) Network Security
2 4 (1.72%) DNS
2 4 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.29%) Firewall
3 3 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (1.29%) WAN
4 2 (0.86%) DHCP
4 2 (0.86%) Internet
4 2 (0.86%) VPN
5 1 (0.43%) FTP
5 1 (0.43%) HTTP
5 1 (0.43%) IPsec
5 1 (0.43%) SAN
5 1 (0.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.07%) Big Data
2 27 (11.64%) Amazon RDS
3 19 (8.19%) SQL Server
4 18 (7.76%) Power BI
5 16 (6.90%) MySQL
6 14 (6.03%) Data Lake
7 13 (5.60%) MariaDB
8 12 (5.17%) Amazon Aurora
8 12 (5.17%) SQL Server 2014
8 12 (5.17%) SQL Server 2017
9 8 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 8 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.59%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.72%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.72%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.29%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.86%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 81 (34.91%) Jenkins
2 60 (25.86%) Git (software)
3 35 (15.09%) JIRA
4 31 (13.36%) Visual Studio Team System
5 19 (8.19%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (6.90%) Bitbucket
7 15 (6.47%) Visual Studio
8 14 (6.03%) SonarQube
9 13 (5.60%) Maven
10 12 (5.17%) Ant
11 11 (4.74%) TeamCity
12 10 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (3.02%) GitLab
13 7 (3.02%) Selenium
13 7 (3.02%) Spinnaker
14 5 (2.16%) Bitbucket Server
14 5 (2.16%) JUnit
14 5 (2.16%) MSBuild
14 5 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 43 (18.53%) Finance
2 20 (8.62%) Banking
3 19 (8.19%) Public Sector
4 8 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.72%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.29%) Electronics
7 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.29%) Marketing
8 2 (0.86%) Front Office
8 2 (0.86%) Games
8 2 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.86%) Retail
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.33%) .NET
2 15 (6.47%) LDAP
2 15 (6.47%) Web Services
3 14 (6.03%) JSON
4 13 (5.60%) Node.js
4 13 (5.60%) RESTful
5 8 (3.45%) XML
6 7 (3.02%) REST
7 5 (2.16%) Express
7 5 (2.16%) Kafka
7 5 (2.16%) Spring
7 5 (2.16%) WireMock
8 4 (1.72%) .NET Core
8 4 (1.72%) CSS
8 4 (1.72%) EDI
8 4 (1.72%) Enzyme
8 4 (1.72%) HTML
8 4 (1.72%) Jest
8 4 (1.72%) Redux
8 4 (1.72%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.03%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.59%) Cloud Native
3 5 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.72%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.29%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (0.86%) Derivative
6 2 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.86%) NHS
7 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.43%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.43%) FMCG
7 1 (0.43%) Life Science
7 1 (0.43%) PKI
7 1 (0.43%) Robotics
7 1 (0.43%) User Experience
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (29.74%) Linux
2 38 (16.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (11.64%) CentOS
4 18 (7.76%) Windows
5 9 (3.88%) Unix
6 4 (1.72%) CoreOS
7 3 (1.29%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.86%) AIX
8 2 (0.86%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (100.00%) DevOps
2 109 (46.98%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (23.28%) Continuous Integration
3 54 (23.28%) Infrastructure as Code
4 47 (20.26%) Scrum
5 39 (16.81%) Test Automation
6 34 (14.66%) Continuous Delivery
7 33 (14.22%) Kanban
7 33 (14.22%) Microservices
8 30 (12.93%) Mentoring
8 30 (12.93%) Technical Leadership
9 29 (12.50%) Service Management
10 23 (9.91%) Migration
11 22 (9.48%) Analytics
12 20 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (7.33%) OWASP
14 14 (6.03%) Deployment Automation
15 13 (5.60%) High Availability
15 13 (5.60%) ITIL
15 13 (5.60%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 61 (26.29%) Python
2 46 (19.83%) PowerShell
3 41 (17.67%) Bash Shell
4 39 (16.81%) Java
5 29 (12.50%) C#
6 21 (9.05%) SQL
7 18 (7.76%) Ruby
8 13 (5.60%) Perl
9 12 (5.17%) JavaScript
9 12 (5.17%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.59%) Groovy
11 4 (1.72%) Clipper
11 4 (1.72%) ES6
12 3 (1.29%) PHP
13 2 (0.86%) Go
13 2 (0.86%) Scala
14 1 (0.43%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.43%) Java 8
14 1 (0.43%) R
14 1 (0.43%) Rust
Qualifications
1 45 (19.40%) Security Cleared
2 41 (17.67%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.88%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.86%) Degree
5 2 (0.86%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.86%) MCSA
6 1 (0.43%) MCTS
6 1 (0.43%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.43%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.60%) NCSC
1 13 (5.60%) NIST
1 13 (5.60%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 66 (28.45%) Docker
2 7 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (2.59%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.43%) KVM
4 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.43%) vSphere
4 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 88 (37.93%) Terraform
2 70 (30.17%) Ansible
3 62 (26.72%) Kubernetes
4 53 (22.84%) Puppet
5 29 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (6.03%) Packer
7 5 (2.16%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (2.16%) Prometheus
7 5 (2.16%) Salt
8 4 (1.72%) Grafana
8 4 (1.72%) logstash
9 2 (0.86%) Consul
9 2 (0.86%) Kibana
9 2 (0.86%) Nagios
10 1 (0.43%) Rancher
Vendors
1 31 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.19%) Splunk
3 18 (7.76%) Red Hat
4 13 (5.60%) Databricks
5 11 (4.74%) Google
6 10 (4.31%) Tableau
7 7 (3.02%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.16%) AppDynamics
8 5 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.16%) SAP
9 4 (1.72%) Blue Coat
9 4 (1.72%) F5
9 4 (1.72%) Hortonworks
9 4 (1.72%) Kofax
10 3 (1.29%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.29%) Oracle
10 3 (1.29%) Snow
11 2 (0.86%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.86%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.86%) Sun