Period
to 23 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 June 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.

Senior Development Operations Engineer
UK
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 477 650 651
Rank change year-on-year +173 +1 +52
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 438 187 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 152 192
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £463 £439 £438
90th Percentile £713 £656 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £538 £500
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
UK median hourly rate £66.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.50 - -

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 95,060 86,949 101,432
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.95% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,233 56,238 65,870
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £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 3,065 2,873 3,092
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.14 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.58 £19.63
% change year-on-year -0.46% -10.42% +17.16%

Senior DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior DevOps Engineer over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior DevOps Engineer over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior 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 Senior DevOps Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 June 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 +146 401 £575 +4.55% 92
London +66 267 £588 +6.82% 53
UK excluding London +79 165 £550 +2.33% 47
North of England +15 55 £550 - 14
South East -1 37 £568 +3.18% 11
North West +2 30 £550 - 11
Midlands -4 25 £550 +4.76% 3
Scotland -25 21 £600 +26.32% 3
Yorkshire -2 20 £550 +2.33% 2
West Midlands -3 19 £550 +4.76% 3
South West +19 14 £506 +6.58% 8
Wales - 10 £571 - 3
East Midlands -4 6 £550 +4.76%
North East - 5 £375 - 1
East of England -3 3 £550 +1.15% 3

Senior DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, Senior 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 Senior DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 438 (100.00%) DevOps
2 264 (60.27%) Amazon AWS
3 245 (55.94%) Linux
4 240 (54.79%) Docker
5 216 (49.32%) Python
6 213 (48.63%) Ansible
7 185 (42.24%) Agile Software Development
8 182 (41.55%) Jenkins
9 163 (37.21%) Kubernetes
10 159 (36.30%) Continuous Integration
11 156 (35.62%) Puppet
12 155 (35.39%) Terraform
13 138 (31.51%) Configuration Management
14 124 (28.31%) Bash Shell
15 111 (25.34%) Git (software)
16 109 (24.89%) Ruby
17 95 (21.69%) Microsoft Azure
18 94 (21.46%) Opscode Chef
19 77 (17.58%) Java
20 72 (16.44%) Continuous Delivery
21 68 (15.53%) Test Automation
22 67 (15.30%) Scrum
23 66 (15.07%) Microservices
24 65 (14.84%) Finance
24 65 (14.84%) Windows
25 62 (14.16%) Mentoring
25 62 (14.16%) AWS CloudFormation
26 60 (13.70%) Security Cleared
27 59 (13.47%) Groovy
27 59 (13.47%) Google Cloud Platform

Senior 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 50 (11.42%) Cloud Foundry
2 32 (7.31%) Tomcat
3 24 (5.48%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (5.02%) nginx
5 18 (4.11%) Apache
6 13 (2.97%) Apache Spark
6 13 (2.97%) Confluence
7 10 (2.28%) OpenStack
8 9 (2.05%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.83%) IIS
10 5 (1.14%) JBoss
11 2 (0.46%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.23%) CMS
12 1 (0.23%) Mule
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.23%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 264 (60.27%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (21.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (14.16%) AWS CloudFormation
4 59 (13.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 45 (10.27%) GitHub
6 36 (8.22%) Heroku
7 31 (7.08%) PaaS
8 29 (6.62%) npm
9 23 (5.25%) AWS Lambda
9 23 (5.25%) IBM Cloud
10 22 (5.02%) Serverless
11 21 (4.79%) IaaS
12 19 (4.34%) SaaS
13 17 (3.88%) Amazon ELB
14 15 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
14 15 (3.42%) OpenShift
15 13 (2.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 10 (2.28%) Amazon Kinesis
17 9 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
18 8 (1.83%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.79%) TCP/IP
2 14 (3.20%) HTTP
3 13 (2.97%) DNS
3 13 (2.97%) Firewall
3 13 (2.97%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (2.28%) VPN
5 9 (2.05%) SSL
6 6 (1.37%) Network Security
6 6 (1.37%) OpenVPN
7 5 (1.14%) DHCP
7 5 (1.14%) FTP
7 5 (1.14%) IPsec
8 4 (0.91%) SMS
9 3 (0.68%) DSL
10 2 (0.46%) ICMP
10 2 (0.46%) Internet
10 2 (0.46%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.46%) SSH
11 1 (0.23%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.39%) MongoDB
1 28 (6.39%) NoSQL
2 25 (5.71%) MySQL
3 24 (5.48%) Big Data
4 23 (5.25%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (4.79%) Redis
5 21 (4.79%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.42%) Hadoop
7 11 (2.51%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.37%) SQL Server
10 5 (1.14%) Blockchain
10 5 (1.14%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.91%) Apache Kudu
12 3 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.68%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.46%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.46%) HBase
Development Applications
1 182 (41.55%) Jenkins
2 111 (25.34%) Git (software)
3 57 (13.01%) SonarQube
4 51 (11.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 49 (11.19%) GitLab
6 43 (9.82%) Maven
7 33 (7.53%) TeamCity
8 31 (7.08%) Ant
9 28 (6.39%) Gerrit
10 27 (6.16%) Artifactory
11 21 (4.79%) Selenium
12 19 (4.34%) Bitbucket
13 18 (4.11%) JIRA
14 15 (3.42%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (3.20%) Travis CI
16 13 (2.97%) CircleCI
17 12 (2.74%) Subversion
18 11 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 11 (2.51%) Gradle
19 9 (2.05%) Vagrant
General
1 65 (14.84%) Finance
2 48 (10.96%) Banking
3 13 (2.97%) Retail
4 5 (1.14%) Marketing
5 4 (0.91%) Electronics
5 4 (0.91%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.91%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.46%) Games
7 2 (0.46%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (12.56%) Node.js
2 34 (7.76%) Web Services
3 33 (7.53%) Elastic Stack
3 33 (7.53%) Kafka
4 21 (4.79%) .NET
5 11 (2.51%) LAMP
6 8 (1.83%) React
7 6 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (1.14%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.14%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.14%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (1.14%) MSMQ
8 5 (1.14%) RESTful
9 4 (0.91%) JSP
9 4 (0.91%) Struts
10 3 (0.68%) Celery
10 3 (0.68%) JSON
10 3 (0.68%) Memcached
10 3 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.22%) iPad
2 28 (6.39%) Public Cloud
3 19 (4.34%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (4.11%) Computer Science
5 17 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (3.88%) Fintech
6 12 (2.74%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.28%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.83%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.14%) Online Banking
10 4 (0.91%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.91%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.91%) Clustering
11 3 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (0.68%) Social Media
12 2 (0.46%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.46%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.46%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.46%) Thin Client
13 1 (0.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 245 (55.94%) Linux
2 65 (14.84%) Windows
3 45 (10.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (7.08%) CentOS
5 26 (5.94%) Unix
6 22 (5.02%) CoreOS
7 15 (3.42%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.83%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.14%) DC/OS
9 5 (1.14%) Debian
10 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (100.00%) DevOps
2 185 (42.24%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (36.30%) Continuous Integration
4 138 (31.51%) Configuration Management
5 72 (16.44%) Continuous Delivery
6 68 (15.53%) Test Automation
7 67 (15.30%) Scrum
8 66 (15.07%) Microservices
9 62 (14.16%) Mentoring
10 53 (12.10%) E-Commerce
11 44 (10.05%) TDD
12 37 (8.45%) Deployment Automation
13 32 (7.31%) Open Source
14 31 (7.08%) BDD
15 30 (6.85%) Software Delivery
16 29 (6.62%) Software Engineering
17 24 (5.48%) SDLC
18 21 (4.79%) Migration
19 20 (4.57%) Collaborative Working
19 20 (4.57%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 216 (49.32%) Python
2 124 (28.31%) Bash Shell
3 109 (24.89%) Ruby
4 77 (17.58%) Java
5 59 (13.47%) Groovy
6 32 (7.31%) Perl
7 29 (6.62%) JavaScript
8 26 (5.94%) Go
9 24 (5.48%) SQL
10 21 (4.79%) C#
11 20 (4.57%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.51%) PHP
13 9 (2.05%) C++
13 9 (2.05%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.68%) Scala
14 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.46%) C
16 1 (0.23%) ES6
16 1 (0.23%) Java 8
16 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 60 (13.70%) Security Cleared
2 53 (12.10%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.34%) Degree
4 8 (1.83%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.23%) CCNA
7 1 (0.23%) CCSA
7 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.23%) CISM
7 1 (0.23%) CISSP
7 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.23%) MCSE
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.76%) GCP
2 5 (1.14%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.14%) QA
3 4 (0.91%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) PSD2
System Software
1 240 (54.79%) Docker
2 13 (2.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 13 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.83%) Ceph
5 7 (1.60%) etcd
5 7 (1.60%) flannel
6 6 (1.37%) KVM
7 3 (0.68%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.68%) GlusterFS
7 3 (0.68%) OpenAM
7 3 (0.68%) SkyDNS
7 3 (0.68%) vCloud
7 3 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.46%) HDFS
8 2 (0.46%) iptables
8 2 (0.46%) Varnish
9 1 (0.23%) LXC
9 1 (0.23%) Postfix
9 1 (0.23%) Squid
Systems Management
1 213 (48.63%) Ansible
2 163 (37.21%) Kubernetes
3 156 (35.62%) Puppet
4 155 (35.39%) Terraform
5 94 (21.46%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (10.96%) Mesos
7 40 (9.13%) Consul
8 21 (4.79%) Packer
9 17 (3.88%) Salt
10 13 (2.97%) logstash
10 13 (2.97%) Prometheus
11 11 (2.51%) Kibana
12 8 (1.83%) Marathon
12 8 (1.83%) Rancher
13 7 (1.60%) Capistrano
13 7 (1.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 7 (1.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 6 (1.37%) HAProxy
14 6 (1.37%) Nagios
15 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 46 (10.50%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.99%) Google
3 27 (6.16%) IBM
4 16 (3.65%) Hortonworks
4 16 (3.65%) VMware
5 15 (3.42%) Splunk
6 12 (2.74%) New Relic
7 10 (2.28%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.37%) AppDynamics
8 6 (1.37%) SaltStack
9 5 (1.14%) Dynatrace
9 5 (1.14%) Oracle
9 5 (1.14%) SAP
9 5 (1.14%) Sybase
10 4 (0.91%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.46%) Citrix
11 2 (0.46%) hybris
11 2 (0.46%) MKS
12 1 (0.23%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.23%) Greenplum