Period
to 17 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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.

Senior Development Operations Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 497 560 637
Rank change year-on-year +63 +77 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 326 368 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.36% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.38% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 268 210
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £541
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +6.24% -1.59%
10th Percentile £499 £475 £434
90th Percentile £688 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £560 £550 £535
% change year-on-year +1.82% +2.80% +12.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

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 80,094 97,771 94,259
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.13% 94.76% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,569 64,251 61,834
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £263
90th Percentile £645 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,843 3,144 2,822
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% +1.41%

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 17 October 2019.

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
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 17 October 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 +39 300 £600 +4.35% 106
London +5 171 £600 - 63
UK excluding London +111 152 £560 +1.82% 59
South East +62 48 £575 -3.36% 13
North of England +34 37 £550 - 15
South West +15 26 £600 +20.00% 3
Scotland +39 19 £550 -8.33% 16
North West +32 18 £550 - 9
Yorkshire +29 14 £538 -2.27% 6
East of England +24 12 £619 +3.17% 1
Midlands +34 5 £605 +10.00% 12
Wales +26 5 £600 +14.29%
North East +17 5 £370 -10.30%
West Midlands +23 4 £631 +14.64% 3
East Midlands +34 1 £425 -22.73% 9

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 326 (100.00%) DevOps
2 194 (59.51%) AWS
3 175 (53.68%) Docker
4 172 (52.76%) Kubernetes
5 165 (50.61%) Ansible
6 159 (48.77%) Jenkins
7 156 (47.85%) Terraform
8 153 (46.93%) Linux
9 142 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
10 104 (31.90%) Azure
11 103 (31.60%) Python
12 86 (26.38%) Git (software)
13 78 (23.93%) Java
14 74 (22.70%) Continuous Integration
15 72 (22.09%) Security Cleared
15 72 (22.09%) Infrastructure as Code
16 70 (21.47%) Opscode Chef
17 67 (20.55%) Puppet
18 65 (19.94%) Configuration Management
19 62 (19.02%) GCP
20 54 (16.56%) Scrum
21 53 (16.26%) Bash Shell
22 50 (15.34%) SC Cleared
23 46 (14.11%) Finance
24 44 (13.50%) AWS CloudFormation
25 43 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 42 (12.88%) JIRA
27 41 (12.58%) Microservices
28 40 (12.27%) Google
28 40 (12.27%) Windows

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 21 (6.44%) Confluence
2 14 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.76%) Drupal
4 8 (2.45%) OpenStack
5 7 (2.15%) Apache
6 5 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.53%) JBoss
7 4 (1.23%) IIS
7 4 (1.23%) nginx
8 3 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.31%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 194 (59.51%) AWS
2 104 (31.90%) Azure
3 62 (19.02%) GCP
4 44 (13.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 33 (10.12%) GitHub
6 28 (8.59%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (7.06%) OpenShift
8 20 (6.13%) Serverless
9 19 (5.83%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (4.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 14 (4.29%) Amazon S3
12 12 (3.68%) PaaS
12 12 (3.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 11 (3.37%) Amazon EKS
13 11 (3.37%) Slack
14 9 (2.76%) Amazon SQS
15 8 (2.45%) IaaS
15 8 (2.45%) SaaS
16 7 (2.15%) Amazon ECS
16 7 (2.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.52%) Firewall
2 7 (2.15%) SSH
3 6 (1.84%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.84%) VPN
4 5 (1.53%) DSL
4 5 (1.53%) HTTP
5 4 (1.23%) DNS
5 4 (1.23%) Skype
6 3 (0.92%) DMZ
6 3 (0.92%) OpenVPN
6 3 (0.92%) SSL
7 2 (0.61%) DHCP
7 2 (0.61%) FTP
7 2 (0.61%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.61%) Internet
7 2 (0.61%) IPsec
7 2 (0.61%) Network Security
8 1 (0.31%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.06%) Big Data
2 16 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (4.60%) MySQL
4 11 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (2.45%) RDBMS
5 8 (2.45%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.45%) SQL Server
6 7 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (2.15%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.15%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.53%) Data Lake
7 5 (1.53%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (0.92%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.61%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 159 (48.77%) Jenkins
2 86 (26.38%) Git (software)
3 42 (12.88%) JIRA
4 28 (8.59%) Sonatype Nexus
5 25 (7.67%) Bitbucket
6 23 (7.06%) Selenium
7 21 (6.44%) SonarQube
8 19 (5.83%) Visual Studio Team System
9 17 (5.21%) Artifactory
9 17 (5.21%) GitLab
10 16 (4.91%) Maven
10 16 (4.91%) Subversion
11 14 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (3.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (3.68%) TeamCity
14 8 (2.45%) Bitbucket Server
14 8 (2.45%) Travis CI
15 7 (2.15%) Cucumber
15 7 (2.15%) Vagrant
16 6 (1.84%) MSBuild
General
1 46 (14.11%) Finance
2 32 (9.82%) Public Sector
3 19 (5.83%) Banking
4 11 (3.37%) Retail
4 11 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.07%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.07%) Marketing
6 9 (2.76%) Electronics
7 3 (0.92%) Automotive
7 3 (0.92%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.92%) Police
8 2 (0.61%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.82%) .NET
2 20 (6.13%) Node.js
2 20 (6.13%) Web Services
3 19 (5.83%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (3.68%) Kafka
5 11 (3.37%) RESTful
6 10 (3.07%) AngularJS
7 9 (2.76%) React
8 7 (2.15%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.15%) React Native
8 7 (2.15%) Spring
9 6 (1.84%) JSON
9 6 (1.84%) LDAP
10 4 (1.23%) .NET Core
10 4 (1.23%) Lambda Expressions
11 3 (0.92%) Gherkin
11 3 (0.92%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.61%) J2EE
12 2 (0.61%) Middleware
12 2 (0.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.75%) Public Cloud
2 6 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (0.92%) Cloud Native
5 3 (0.92%) Clustering
5 3 (0.92%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.61%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.61%) Equities
6 2 (0.61%) Equity Risk
6 2 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.61%) Online Gambling
6 2 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.31%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.31%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.31%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 153 (46.93%) Linux
2 43 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 40 (12.27%) Windows
4 25 (7.67%) CentOS
5 20 (6.13%) Ubuntu
6 15 (4.60%) Unix
6 15 (4.60%) Windows Server
7 11 (3.37%) Amazon Linux
8 6 (1.84%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.92%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.92%) Debian
9 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.31%) Android
10 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.31%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.31%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.31%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.31%) VMS
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (100.00%) DevOps
2 142 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (22.70%) Continuous Integration
4 72 (22.09%) Infrastructure as Code
5 65 (19.94%) Configuration Management
6 54 (16.56%) Scrum
7 41 (12.58%) Microservices
8 38 (11.66%) Test Automation
9 30 (9.20%) Mentoring
10 25 (7.67%) Project Delivery
11 23 (7.06%) Kanban
11 23 (7.06%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 21 (6.44%) Continuous Delivery
12 21 (6.44%) Deployment Automation
12 21 (6.44%) Open Source
12 21 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (6.44%) Software Engineering
13 18 (5.52%) Migration
14 17 (5.21%) Analytics
14 17 (5.21%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 103 (31.60%) Python
2 78 (23.93%) Java
3 53 (16.26%) Bash Shell
4 24 (7.36%) SQL
5 21 (6.44%) Go
5 21 (6.44%) Shell Script
6 19 (5.83%) C#
7 18 (5.52%) PowerShell
8 17 (5.21%) JavaScript
8 17 (5.21%) Ruby
9 16 (4.91%) Groovy
10 10 (3.07%) Java 8
11 7 (2.15%) Scala
12 3 (0.92%) Perl
12 3 (0.92%) Rust
13 2 (0.61%) PHP
14 1 (0.31%) F#
Qualifications
1 72 (22.09%) Security Cleared
2 50 (15.34%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.06%) Degree
4 10 (3.07%) AWS Certification
5 6 (1.84%) RHCE
6 3 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.92%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.31%) MCSA
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.31%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.53%) QA
2 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.31%) GDPR
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.31%) NIST
3 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 175 (53.68%) Docker
2 7 (2.15%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.84%) LXC
3 6 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.53%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.53%) Gluster
5 4 (1.23%) vSphere
6 3 (0.92%) XenApp
7 1 (0.31%) etcd
7 1 (0.31%) KVM
7 1 (0.31%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.31%) PowerDNS
7 1 (0.31%) QEMU
7 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 172 (52.76%) Kubernetes
2 165 (50.61%) Ansible
3 156 (47.85%) Terraform
4 70 (21.47%) Opscode Chef
5 67 (20.55%) Puppet
6 25 (7.67%) Prometheus
7 21 (6.44%) Grafana
8 19 (5.83%) Consul
9 17 (5.21%) Nagios
9 17 (5.21%) Packer
10 13 (3.99%) Mesos
11 12 (3.68%) Marathon
12 9 (2.76%) Salt
12 9 (2.76%) ZABBIX
13 6 (1.84%) CloudForms
14 5 (1.53%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (1.53%) HAProxy
14 5 (1.53%) Kibana
15 3 (0.92%) FreeIPA
15 3 (0.92%) Graphite
Vendors
1 40 (12.27%) Google
2 24 (7.36%) Red Hat
3 18 (5.52%) Splunk
4 14 (4.29%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.37%) SAP
6 7 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (2.15%) VMware
7 6 (1.84%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.84%) Sparx
8 5 (1.53%) Black Duck
9 4 (1.23%) AppDynamics
9 4 (1.23%) Coverity
9 4 (1.23%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.92%) Citrix
10 3 (0.92%) New Relic
10 3 (0.92%) Oracle
10 3 (0.92%) Veracode
11 1 (0.31%) Okta
11 1 (0.31%) SevOne
11 1 (0.31%) WorldPay