Period
to 20 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 511 662 725
Rank change year-on-year +151 +63 -56
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 387 182 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 140 133
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £425 £438 £425
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £524 £500
% change year-on-year +0.29% +4.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 0
UK median hourly rate £61.00 £75.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.67% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £61.00 - -

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 96,244 90,304 101,790
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,934 58,869 65,148
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,859 3,223 3,703
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.02 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.43%

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 February 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 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Top 14 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 February 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 +126 369 £550 - 79
London +77 239 £575 - 47
UK excluding London +84 143 £525 +0.29% 34
South East +24 51 £525 +10.53% 11
North of England +66 45 £525 -2.33% 9
Midlands +16 20 £353 -29.50% 4
North West +27 19 £535 -10.83% 7
Yorkshire +12 19 £530 +24.71% 2
East Midlands +15 14 £340 -24.44% 2
Scotland -7 13 £500 +5.26% 2
North East +55 10 £535 +1.90%
South West +15 7 £558 +3.72% 2
East of England -12 7 £525 +2.44% 6
West Midlands +10 6 £625 +19.05% 2

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 387 (100.00%) DevOps
2 254 (65.63%) Linux
3 220 (56.85%) Amazon AWS
4 206 (53.23%) Docker
5 202 (52.20%) Ansible
6 201 (51.94%) Jenkins
7 182 (47.03%) Python
8 175 (45.22%) Continuous Integration
9 150 (38.76%) Puppet
10 144 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
11 124 (32.04%) Configuration Management
12 121 (31.27%) Terraform
13 107 (27.65%) Kubernetes
14 102 (26.36%) Git (software)
15 100 (25.84%) Continuous Delivery
16 98 (25.32%) Bash Shell
17 97 (25.06%) Java
18 90 (23.26%) Opscode Chef
19 78 (20.16%) Microsoft Azure
20 77 (19.90%) Microservices
21 75 (19.38%) Unix
22 69 (17.83%) Ruby
22 69 (17.83%) Test Automation
22 69 (17.83%) Windows
23 64 (16.54%) Finance
23 64 (16.54%) Mentoring
24 62 (16.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 61 (15.76%) AWS CloudFormation
26 56 (14.47%) Public Cloud
27 55 (14.21%) Web Services

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 48 (12.40%) Tomcat
2 45 (11.63%) nginx
3 36 (9.30%) Confluence
4 21 (5.43%) Apache
4 21 (5.43%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (5.43%) IIS
5 16 (4.13%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (3.10%) Apache Spark
7 8 (2.07%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.55%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.29%) JBoss
10 3 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.52%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.26%) CMS
12 1 (0.26%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.26%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 220 (56.85%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (20.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (15.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 29 (7.49%) PaaS
5 24 (6.20%) Slack
6 23 (5.94%) IaaS
7 20 (5.17%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (4.39%) Amazon S3
10 16 (4.13%) OpenShift
10 16 (4.13%) SaaS
11 15 (3.88%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (3.88%) GitHub
11 15 (3.88%) Google Cloud Platform
12 14 (3.62%) Serverless
13 12 (3.10%) Amazon ELB
13 12 (3.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (2.58%) Route 53
15 8 (2.07%) Datadog
15 8 (2.07%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.79%) HTTP
2 27 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 20 (5.17%) VPN
4 19 (4.91%) DNS
5 17 (4.39%) Firewall
6 16 (4.13%) SSL
7 7 (1.81%) Network Security
8 6 (1.55%) SMS
9 5 (1.29%) DHCP
9 5 (1.29%) ICMP
10 4 (1.03%) IPsec
11 2 (0.52%) FTP
11 2 (0.52%) Internet
11 2 (0.52%) VoIP
12 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.26%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.63%) MySQL
2 38 (9.82%) MongoDB
3 34 (8.79%) NoSQL
4 27 (6.98%) Big Data
5 23 (5.94%) Redis
6 22 (5.68%) Relational Database
7 20 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (4.91%) SQL Server
9 18 (4.65%) Hadoop
10 11 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (1.03%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.78%) Hazelcast
14 3 (0.78%) Neo4j
15 2 (0.52%) Apache Kudu
15 2 (0.52%) InfluxDB
15 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
16 1 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
16 1 (0.26%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 201 (51.94%) Jenkins
2 102 (26.36%) Git (software)
3 48 (12.40%) SonarQube
4 40 (10.34%) JIRA
5 37 (9.56%) Maven
6 36 (9.30%) TeamCity
7 35 (9.04%) Bitbucket
8 28 (7.24%) Sonatype Nexus
9 20 (5.17%) Subversion
10 19 (4.91%) Gradle
11 18 (4.65%) Artifactory
12 17 (4.39%) Octopus Deploy
12 17 (4.39%) Selenium
13 15 (3.88%) Visual Studio
14 13 (3.36%) GitLab
15 10 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
17 8 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
17 8 (2.07%) Vagrant
18 7 (1.81%) NuGet
General
1 64 (16.54%) Finance
2 39 (10.08%) Banking
3 10 (2.58%) Retail
4 5 (1.29%) Marketing
5 3 (0.78%) Advertising
6 2 (0.52%) Electronics
6 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.52%) Publishing
6 2 (0.52%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.26%) Games
7 1 (0.26%) Local Government
7 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (14.21%) Web Services
2 40 (10.34%) .NET
3 38 (9.82%) Kafka
4 33 (8.53%) Elastic Stack
5 22 (5.68%) Node.js
6 13 (3.36%) .NET Framework
7 9 (2.33%) LEMP Stack
8 8 (2.07%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.81%) LAMP
9 7 (1.81%) Sensu
10 5 (1.29%) Angular 2
10 5 (1.29%) JSON
10 5 (1.29%) MSMQ
10 5 (1.29%) RESTful
10 5 (1.29%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (1.03%) REST
12 3 (0.78%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (0.78%) J2EE
12 3 (0.78%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.47%) Public Cloud
2 25 (6.46%) Clustering
2 25 (6.46%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.10%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.84%) Fintech
5 11 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.29%) Online Banking
7 5 (1.29%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.03%) iPad
9 3 (0.78%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.78%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.78%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.78%) Social Media
10 2 (0.52%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.52%) PKI
11 1 (0.26%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 254 (65.63%) Linux
2 75 (19.38%) Unix
3 69 (17.83%) Windows
4 62 (16.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (8.27%) CentOS
6 15 (3.88%) Ubuntu
7 12 (3.10%) Windows Server
8 8 (2.07%) Debian
9 6 (1.55%) CoreOS
10 5 (1.29%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.52%) Mesosphere
11 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (100.00%) DevOps
2 175 (45.22%) Continuous Integration
3 144 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
4 124 (32.04%) Configuration Management
5 100 (25.84%) Continuous Delivery
6 77 (19.90%) Microservices
7 69 (17.83%) Test Automation
8 64 (16.54%) Mentoring
9 53 (13.70%) Load Balancing
10 43 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 39 (10.08%) Static Code Analysis
12 32 (8.27%) Coaching
13 30 (7.75%) User Stories
14 28 (7.24%) Scrum
14 28 (7.24%) SDLC
15 27 (6.98%) E-Commerce
16 26 (6.72%) Open Source
17 24 (6.20%) Task Automation
18 19 (4.91%) Code Coverage
18 19 (4.91%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 182 (47.03%) Python
2 98 (25.32%) Bash Shell
3 97 (25.06%) Java
4 69 (17.83%) Ruby
5 54 (13.95%) Perl
6 40 (10.34%) SQL
7 31 (8.01%) Groovy
8 29 (7.49%) JavaScript
9 28 (7.24%) PHP
9 28 (7.24%) PowerShell
10 25 (6.46%) Go
11 20 (5.17%) C#
12 13 (3.36%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.03%) C++
13 4 (1.03%) Scala
14 3 (0.78%) C
14 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.52%) ES6
15 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.53%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.94%) Degree
4 3 (0.78%) AWS Certification
4 3 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.26%) MCSE
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.26%) RHCE
6 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.07%) QA
2 3 (0.78%) GCP
2 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 206 (53.23%) Docker
2 20 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 7 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.78%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.78%) KVM
4 3 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.52%) HDFS
5 2 (0.52%) iptables
5 2 (0.52%) Varnish
5 2 (0.52%) Xen
6 1 (0.26%) Ceph
6 1 (0.26%) etcd
6 1 (0.26%) flannel
6 1 (0.26%) vCloud
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 202 (52.20%) Ansible
2 150 (38.76%) Puppet
3 121 (31.27%) Terraform
4 107 (27.65%) Kubernetes
5 90 (23.26%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (9.04%) logstash
7 20 (5.17%) Packer
8 17 (4.39%) Rancher
9 14 (3.62%) Kibana
9 14 (3.62%) Salt
10 12 (3.10%) Mesos
11 11 (2.84%) Consul
12 10 (2.58%) Nagios
13 9 (2.33%) ZABBIX
14 8 (2.07%) Docker Swarm
14 8 (2.07%) Marathon
15 6 (1.55%) Grafana
16 5 (1.29%) Capistrano
16 5 (1.29%) Prometheus
17 3 (0.78%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 33 (8.53%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.24%) VMware
3 23 (5.94%) Splunk
4 20 (5.17%) Google
5 18 (4.65%) Red Hat
6 13 (3.36%) New Relic
7 10 (2.58%) Oracle
8 6 (1.55%) AppDynamics
9 5 (1.29%) Dynatrace
10 4 (1.03%) hybris
11 3 (0.78%) Adobe
11 3 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.78%) SaltStack
11 3 (0.78%) SAP
11 3 (0.78%) Sybase
12 2 (0.52%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.52%) Citrix
12 2 (0.52%) PagerDuty
13 1 (0.26%) EMC
13 1 (0.26%) IBM