Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 542 646 614
Rank change year-on-year +104 -32 +148
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 387 222 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.24% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 188 223
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £468 £432 £444
90th Percentile £700 £666 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £535 £475
% change year-on-year +2.80% +12.63% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97,419 93,242 100,530
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,006 60,974 65,639
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,159 2,792 3,173
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.94 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.60% +0.03% +6.02%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.35 £48.75 £46.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

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 25 September 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
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 25 September 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 +97 357 £575 +4.55% 79
London +81 249 £581 +5.68% 44
UK excluding London +30 129 £550 +2.80% 40
North of England +6 42 £550 +2.80% 7
East of England +6 22 £600 +9.09% 4
North West -16 20 £563 +5.14% 7
Midlands -18 18 £538 +7.50% 8
South East -26 17 £590 +27.57% 11
West Midlands -13 15 £525 - 6
Yorkshire -16 15 £550 +2.80%
Scotland -8 11 £600 +9.09% 2
Wales - 10 £571 - 3
South West -11 9 £500 +25.00% 5
North East -4 7 £400 -25.23%
East Midlands -7 3 £550 +10.00% 2

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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
2 221 (57.11%) Docker
3 218 (56.33%) Ansible
4 216 (55.81%) Amazon AWS
5 191 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
6 187 (48.32%) Python
7 182 (47.03%) Linux
8 169 (43.67%) Jenkins
9 167 (43.15%) Terraform
10 145 (37.47%) Configuration Management
11 140 (36.18%) Kubernetes
12 132 (34.11%) Puppet
13 112 (28.94%) Bash Shell
13 112 (28.94%) Continuous Integration
14 97 (25.06%) Microsoft Azure
15 95 (24.55%) Git (software)
16 87 (22.48%) Ruby
17 86 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
18 80 (20.67%) Java
19 68 (17.57%) Scrum
20 64 (16.54%) Google Cloud Platform
21 63 (16.28%) Finance
22 59 (15.25%) Test Automation
23 52 (13.44%) GitLab
23 52 (13.44%) Groovy
24 51 (13.18%) Microservices
24 51 (13.18%) Continuous Delivery
25 50 (12.92%) GitHub
26 49 (12.66%) Banking
27 47 (12.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 40 (10.34%) Cloud Foundry
2 18 (4.65%) nginx
2 18 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 17 (4.39%) Apache
4 15 (3.88%) Confluence
5 13 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (3.36%) OpenStack
6 10 (2.58%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.81%) JBoss
8 6 (1.55%) IIS
9 4 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (1.03%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.52%) CMS
10 2 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.26%) Mule
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.26%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.52%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 216 (55.81%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (25.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (16.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 50 (12.92%) GitHub
5 34 (8.79%) AWS CloudFormation
6 30 (7.75%) npm
7 29 (7.49%) PaaS
8 26 (6.72%) Heroku
9 22 (5.68%) Serverless
10 21 (5.43%) IBM Cloud
11 20 (5.17%) IaaS
12 19 (4.91%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (3.62%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (2.58%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (1.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 7 (1.81%) Amazon S3
16 7 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (1.81%) Slack
17 6 (1.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.68%) Firewall
2 20 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 19 (4.91%) HTTP
4 13 (3.36%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.10%) SSL
6 9 (2.33%) DNS
7 8 (2.07%) VPN
8 7 (1.81%) DSL
9 5 (1.29%) Internet
9 5 (1.29%) Kerberos
9 5 (1.29%) SSH
9 5 (1.29%) Unicast
10 4 (1.03%) BIG-IP
10 4 (1.03%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.03%) Intranet
10 4 (1.03%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.03%) VLAN
11 3 (0.78%) DHCP
11 3 (0.78%) IPsec
11 3 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (5.17%) Hadoop
3 17 (4.39%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.62%) NoSQL
5 13 (3.36%) Big Data
5 13 (3.36%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.84%) MySQL
7 8 (2.07%) Apache Hive
8 7 (1.81%) Blockchain
8 7 (1.81%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.81%) Redis
9 6 (1.55%) HBase
9 6 (1.55%) SQL Server
10 5 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.03%) Pentaho
11 4 (1.03%) QlikView
11 4 (1.03%) Sqoop
12 2 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 169 (43.67%) Jenkins
2 95 (24.55%) Git (software)
3 52 (13.44%) GitLab
4 43 (11.11%) Maven
5 38 (9.82%) SonarQube
5 38 (9.82%) Sonatype Nexus
6 32 (8.27%) Selenium
7 31 (8.01%) Ant
8 27 (6.98%) Artifactory
9 26 (6.72%) Gerrit
10 17 (4.39%) JIRA
11 13 (3.36%) Vagrant
12 12 (3.10%) TeamCity
12 12 (3.10%) Travis CI
13 10 (2.58%) Gradle
13 10 (2.58%) Subversion
14 9 (2.33%) CircleCI
14 9 (2.33%) IBM UrbanCode
15 7 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 63 (16.28%) Finance
2 49 (12.66%) Banking
3 18 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.13%) Marketing
5 15 (3.88%) Electronics
5 15 (3.88%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.81%) Retail
7 4 (1.03%) Legal
8 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.52%) Games
8 2 (0.52%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.04%) Web Services
2 32 (8.27%) Node.js
3 30 (7.75%) Kafka
4 22 (5.68%) Elastic Stack
5 19 (4.91%) .NET
6 16 (4.13%) Middleware
7 10 (2.58%) LAMP
7 10 (2.58%) LDAP
7 10 (2.58%) RESTful
8 7 (1.81%) Java EE
9 6 (1.55%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.55%) JSON
9 6 (1.55%) XML
10 5 (1.29%) Ajax
10 5 (1.29%) jQuery
10 5 (1.29%) JSP
10 5 (1.29%) LAPP Stack
10 5 (1.29%) LEMP Stack
10 5 (1.29%) Struts
10 5 (1.29%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.98%) iPad
2 21 (5.43%) Public Cloud
3 18 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.36%) Fintech
6 11 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.33%) PKI
8 8 (2.07%) Clustering
9 7 (1.81%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.55%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.03%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.03%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.78%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.78%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.52%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
14 1 (0.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 1 (0.26%) Internet of Things
14 1 (0.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 182 (47.03%) Linux
2 47 (12.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 43 (11.11%) Windows
4 36 (9.30%) CentOS
5 22 (5.68%) CoreOS
6 17 (4.39%) Unix
7 14 (3.62%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.29%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.52%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.26%) Android
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (100.00%) DevOps
2 191 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (37.47%) Configuration Management
4 112 (28.94%) Continuous Integration
5 68 (17.57%) Scrum
6 59 (15.25%) Test Automation
7 51 (13.18%) Continuous Delivery
7 51 (13.18%) Microservices
8 42 (10.85%) E-Commerce
9 38 (9.82%) Mentoring
10 37 (9.56%) BDD
11 36 (9.30%) Software Delivery
11 36 (9.30%) TDD
12 30 (7.75%) Release Management
13 29 (7.49%) Open Source
14 23 (5.94%) Deployment Automation
15 22 (5.68%) Software Engineering
16 21 (5.43%) Kanban
16 21 (5.43%) Security Hardening
17 20 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 187 (48.32%) Python
2 112 (28.94%) Bash Shell
3 87 (22.48%) Ruby
4 80 (20.67%) Java
5 52 (13.44%) Groovy
6 29 (7.49%) JavaScript
6 29 (7.49%) Perl
7 22 (5.68%) Go
8 14 (3.62%) PowerShell
8 14 (3.62%) SQL
9 10 (2.58%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.81%) C++
11 6 (1.55%) C#
12 3 (0.78%) C
12 3 (0.78%) Java 8
13 2 (0.52%) ES6
13 2 (0.52%) PHP
13 2 (0.52%) Scala
13 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 46 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 40 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.84%) Degree
4 7 (1.81%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.26%) CCNA
7 1 (0.26%) CCSA
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.26%) CISM
7 1 (0.26%) CISSP
7 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.29%) GDPR
2 4 (1.03%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.03%) SLA
3 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.52%) QA
5 1 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 221 (57.11%) Docker
2 19 (4.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 17 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.55%) KVM
5 6 (1.55%) LXC
6 4 (1.03%) HDFS
6 4 (1.03%) NFS
6 4 (1.03%) Xen
7 3 (0.78%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.78%) OpenAM
7 3 (0.78%) vCloud
8 2 (0.52%) Ceph
8 2 (0.52%) etcd
8 2 (0.52%) flannel
8 2 (0.52%) GlusterFS
8 2 (0.52%) SkyDNS
8 2 (0.52%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.26%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 218 (56.33%) Ansible
2 167 (43.15%) Terraform
3 140 (36.18%) Kubernetes
4 132 (34.11%) Puppet
5 86 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (10.85%) Mesos
7 31 (8.01%) Consul
8 30 (7.75%) Packer
9 16 (4.13%) Salt
10 13 (3.36%) Prometheus
11 12 (3.10%) Nagios
12 9 (2.33%) Kibana
12 9 (2.33%) ZABBIX
13 8 (2.07%) Grafana
13 8 (2.07%) logstash
13 8 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (1.55%) Ambari
14 6 (1.55%) Docker Swarm
15 5 (1.29%) Marathon
16 4 (1.03%) Oozie
Vendors
1 45 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.24%) Google
3 26 (6.72%) IBM
4 25 (6.46%) Hortonworks
5 20 (5.17%) VMware
6 18 (4.65%) Red Hat
6 18 (4.65%) SAP
7 17 (4.39%) Splunk
8 8 (2.07%) Cloudera
8 8 (2.07%) New Relic
8 8 (2.07%) Oracle
9 7 (1.81%) Citrix
10 6 (1.55%) NetApp
11 5 (1.29%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.03%) Adobe
12 4 (1.03%) Cognos
12 4 (1.03%) F5
12 4 (1.03%) hybris
12 4 (1.03%) Sybase
12 4 (1.03%) Tableau