Period
to 20 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Senior Development Operations Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 638 620 777
Rank change year-on-year -18 +157 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 244 278 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.26% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.28% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 208 109
UK median daily rate £538 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £450 £395
90th Percentile £663 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +10.53% -2.56% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
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 94185 100715 108433
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61877 65601 68922
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2805 3286 4157
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.72% +0.17% +8.70%
10th Percentile £10.87 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.98 £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

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 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily 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 20 October 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 +12 237 £538 -2.27% 40
London -28 154 £550 - 27
UK excluding London +65 89 £525 +10.53% 14
North of England +85 29 £535 +2.20% 5
South East +4 22 £388 -18.42% 3
Midlands +40 18 £500 - 1
North West +36 16 £535 +25.88%
Yorkshire +40 14 £535 +1.90% 5
East Midlands +10 13 £500 -4.76%
East of England -15 10 £550 +12.82% 1
North East +70 6 £535 +1.90%
West Midlands +23 6 £525 +31.25% 1
Scotland - 5 £525 - 1
South West +16 4 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, Senior 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 Senior DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 244 (100.00%) DevOps
2 160 (65.57%) Linux
3 135 (55.33%) Docker
4 129 (52.87%) Jenkins
5 116 (47.54%) Amazon AWS
6 108 (44.26%) Ansible
7 105 (43.03%) Agile Software Development
8 95 (38.93%) Puppet
9 94 (38.52%) Python
10 80 (32.79%) Continuous Delivery
11 79 (32.38%) Configuration Management
12 78 (31.97%) Continuous Integration
12 78 (31.97%) Kubernetes
13 72 (29.51%) Opscode Chef
14 68 (27.87%) Java
15 59 (24.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 57 (23.36%) Terraform
17 56 (22.95%) Bash Shell
18 53 (21.72%) Microservices
19 52 (21.31%) Git (software)
20 46 (18.85%) MySQL
20 46 (18.85%) Windows
21 45 (18.44%) Microsoft Azure
22 43 (17.62%) HTTP
22 43 (17.62%) Scrum
23 40 (16.39%) Unix
24 34 (13.93%) Maven
25 33 (13.52%) Perl
25 33 (13.52%) AWS CloudFormation
26 32 (13.11%) JIRA

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 29 (11.89%) Confluence
1 29 (11.89%) nginx
2 24 (9.84%) Tomcat
3 17 (6.97%) IIS
4 15 (6.15%) Apache
5 10 (4.10%) OpenStack
6 6 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.05%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.23%) JBoss
9 2 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.82%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 116 (47.54%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (18.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (13.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 25 (10.25%) PaaS
5 22 (9.02%) Slack
6 17 (6.97%) IaaS
7 10 (4.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (3.28%) GitHub
9 6 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (2.05%) OpenShift
11 4 (1.64%) Akamai
11 4 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.64%) Bluemix
11 4 (1.64%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (1.64%) Sumo Logic
12 3 (1.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (1.23%) Amazon S3
12 3 (1.23%) Datadog
12 3 (1.23%) Route 53
12 3 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (17.62%) HTTP
2 25 (10.25%) TCP/IP
3 19 (7.79%) SSL
4 14 (5.74%) Firewall
5 6 (2.46%) DNS
5 6 (2.46%) Internet
6 3 (1.23%) LDAP
6 3 (1.23%) VPN
7 2 (0.82%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.82%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.82%) Intranet
7 2 (0.82%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.82%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.41%) ICMP
8 1 (0.41%) IPsec
8 1 (0.41%) LAN
8 1 (0.41%) SMS
8 1 (0.41%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.41%) VoIP
8 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (18.85%) MySQL
2 29 (11.89%) MongoDB
3 23 (9.43%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (6.15%) Redis
5 14 (5.74%) SQL Server
6 13 (5.33%) NoSQL
7 11 (4.51%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (3.28%) Big Data
8 8 (3.28%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.41%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.41%) HBase
11 1 (0.41%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.41%) Riak
11 1 (0.41%) Squirro
Development Applications
1 129 (52.87%) Jenkins
2 52 (21.31%) Git (software)
3 34 (13.93%) Maven
4 32 (13.11%) JIRA
5 27 (11.07%) SonarQube
6 19 (7.79%) GitLab
7 18 (7.38%) TeamCity
8 15 (6.15%) Artifactory
9 14 (5.74%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (4.51%) Gradle
11 10 (4.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (4.10%) Selenium
12 7 (2.87%) Bitbucket
12 7 (2.87%) IBM UrbanCode
12 7 (2.87%) Vagrant
13 6 (2.46%) Ant
13 6 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (2.05%) Gerrit
15 4 (1.64%) JUnit
15 4 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (9.84%) Finance
2 21 (8.61%) Banking
3 8 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.46%) Electronics
4 6 (2.46%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.46%) Marketing
4 6 (2.46%) Retail
5 4 (1.64%) Advertising
6 3 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.66%) .NET
1 26 (10.66%) Elastic Stack
2 20 (8.20%) Web Services
3 14 (5.74%) RabbitMQ
4 13 (5.33%) RESTful
5 12 (4.92%) Hibernate
5 12 (4.92%) Middleware
5 12 (4.92%) Spring
6 9 (3.69%) LEMP Stack
7 8 (3.28%) jQuery
7 8 (3.28%) Kafka
7 8 (3.28%) XML
8 7 (2.87%) Ajax
8 7 (2.87%) Java EE
9 5 (2.05%) Node.js
9 5 (2.05%) Sensu
10 4 (1.64%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.64%) LAMP
10 4 (1.64%) React
10 4 (1.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.02%) Clustering
2 17 (6.97%) Public Cloud
3 11 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.64%) Fintech
5 4 (1.64%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.23%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.82%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.82%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.82%) DataPower
7 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.82%) PKI
8 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.41%) NHS
8 1 (0.41%) RIA
8 1 (0.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 160 (65.57%) Linux
2 59 (24.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 46 (18.85%) Windows
4 40 (16.39%) Unix
5 27 (11.07%) CentOS
6 16 (6.56%) Ubuntu
7 13 (5.33%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.64%) Debian
9 3 (1.23%) Fedora
10 2 (0.82%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.82%) VMS
10 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.41%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (100.00%) DevOps
2 105 (43.03%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (32.79%) Continuous Delivery
4 79 (32.38%) Configuration Management
5 78 (31.97%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (21.72%) Microservices
7 43 (17.62%) Scrum
8 29 (11.89%) Load Balancing
9 28 (11.48%) Mentoring
10 27 (11.07%) Coaching
10 27 (11.07%) Test Automation
11 25 (10.25%) Static Code Analysis
12 24 (9.84%) Software Engineering
13 21 (8.61%) Kanban
14 20 (8.20%) E-Commerce
15 18 (7.38%) Open Source
16 15 (6.15%) Release Management
17 14 (5.74%) User Stories
18 13 (5.33%) Dependency Injection
19 12 (4.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 94 (38.52%) Python
2 68 (27.87%) Java
3 56 (22.95%) Bash Shell
4 33 (13.52%) Perl
5 28 (11.48%) Ruby
6 23 (9.43%) JavaScript
7 18 (7.38%) PowerShell
8 17 (6.97%) Go
9 16 (6.56%) Shell Script
10 14 (5.74%) SQL
11 13 (5.33%) PHP
12 7 (2.87%) C#
13 5 (2.05%) Groovy
14 3 (1.23%) C
14 3 (1.23%) Scala
15 1 (0.41%) C++
15 1 (0.41%) ES6
15 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (8.61%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.46%) Degree
4 3 (1.23%) CCNP
4 3 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.82%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.82%) CCNA
6 1 (0.41%) CCDP
6 1 (0.41%) CCIE
6 1 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.41%) CISM
6 1 (0.41%) CISSP
6 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.10%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.41%) GCP
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 135 (55.33%) Docker
2 12 (4.92%) vCloud
3 11 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.28%) Xen
5 6 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.41%) HDFS
6 1 (0.41%) KVM
6 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 108 (44.26%) Ansible
2 95 (38.93%) Puppet
3 78 (31.97%) Kubernetes
4 72 (29.51%) Opscode Chef
5 57 (23.36%) Terraform
6 16 (6.56%) logstash
6 16 (6.56%) Packer
7 12 (4.92%) Rancher
8 10 (4.10%) Consul
9 7 (2.87%) Nagios
10 5 (2.05%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (1.64%) Marathon
11 4 (1.64%) Mesos
11 4 (1.64%) Salt
11 4 (1.64%) ZABBIX
12 3 (1.23%) Kibana
13 2 (0.82%) Capistrano
13 2 (0.82%) Grafana
14 1 (0.41%) HAProxy
14 1 (0.41%) Opsview
Vendors
1 24 (9.84%) Red Hat
2 23 (9.43%) VMware
3 18 (7.38%) Microsoft
4 13 (5.33%) SaltStack
5 10 (4.10%) Google
6 8 (3.28%) Splunk
7 7 (2.87%) New Relic
8 6 (2.46%) Oracle
8 6 (2.46%) SAP
9 4 (1.64%) AppDynamics
9 4 (1.64%) WSO2
10 3 (1.23%) Cisco
10 3 (1.23%) Citrix
10 3 (1.23%) IBM
10 3 (1.23%) Mercator
11 2 (0.82%) Adobe
11 2 (0.82%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.82%) EMC
11 2 (0.82%) F5
11 2 (0.82%) Imperva