Period
to 2 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 438 508 485
Rank change year-on-year +70 -23 +170
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 170 363 453
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.40% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.42% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 250 315
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £463 £475 £463
90th Percentile £725 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £588 £560 £550
% change year-on-year +4.91% +1.82% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 42,583 85,677 96,553
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.58% 94.52% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,773 56,284 63,283
Median daily rate £470 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £265
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,758 2,767 3,037
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.03 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.98% +5.08% -3.39%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% -1.52%

Senior DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior DevOps Engineer.

Daily rate trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior DevOps Engineer over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Senior DevOps Engineer.

Hourly rate trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Top 13 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 2 June 2020. 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 +73 167 £600 - 48
London +82 103 £600 - 21
UK excluding London +109 68 £588 +4.91% 28
North of England +81 31 £575 - 12
South West +44 17 £569 +3.41% 3
South East +94 14 £638 +14.86% 6
North West +48 13 £525 -8.70% 9
Yorkshire +76 12 £575 - 1
North East +28 6 £900 +135.60% 2
Work from Home +11 4 £700 +40.00% 4
Midlands +69 3 £475 -13.64% 5
West Midlands +55 3 £475 -13.64% 3
Scotland +48 3 £575 -17.86%

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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.

1 170 (100.00%) DevOps
2 126 (74.12%) AWS
3 120 (70.59%) Terraform
4 106 (62.35%) Ansible
5 103 (60.59%) Kubernetes
6 93 (54.71%) Jenkins
7 87 (51.18%) Docker
8 72 (42.35%) Python
9 65 (38.24%) Linux
10 64 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (33.53%) Infrastructure as Code
12 51 (30.00%) Azure
13 43 (25.29%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (22.94%) Puppet
15 36 (21.18%) Security Cleared
16 35 (20.59%) Configuration Management
17 34 (20.00%) Git (software)
18 33 (19.41%) AWS CloudFormation
19 31 (18.24%) Opscode Chef
19 31 (18.24%) Big Data
19 31 (18.24%) Scrum
20 30 (17.65%) Bash Shell
21 29 (17.06%) SC Cleared
22 28 (16.47%) Public Sector
23 27 (15.88%) Amazon EC2
24 26 (15.29%) CircleCI
25 25 (14.71%) Elastic Stack
25 25 (14.71%) Amazon S3
25 25 (14.71%) GCP
25 25 (14.71%) Finance

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 10 (5.88%) Confluence
2 9 (5.29%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (4.12%) Apache
4 5 (2.94%) Apache Spark
5 4 (2.35%) nginx
6 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 126 (74.12%) AWS
2 51 (30.00%) Azure
3 33 (19.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 27 (15.88%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (14.71%) Amazon S3
5 25 (14.71%) GCP
6 20 (11.76%) AWS Lambda
6 20 (11.76%) Serverless
7 19 (11.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 15 (8.82%) Amazon ECS
8 15 (8.82%) Amazon EMR
9 14 (8.24%) GitHub
10 13 (7.65%) OpenShift
10 13 (7.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (7.06%) PaaS
12 8 (4.71%) Amazon EKS
12 8 (4.71%) Route 53
13 7 (4.12%) CloudFront
13 7 (4.12%) IaaS
14 6 (3.53%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.47%) Firewall
2 8 (4.71%) Kerberos
3 7 (4.12%) HTTP
4 5 (2.94%) Skype
5 4 (2.35%) DNS
5 4 (2.35%) VPN
6 3 (1.76%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.76%) SSL
6 3 (1.76%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.59%) Internet
7 1 (0.59%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.24%) Big Data
2 11 (6.47%) NoSQL
3 10 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 9 (5.29%) HBase
5 6 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.94%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.35%) Flink
7 4 (2.35%) JanusGraph
7 4 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.35%) Sqoop
8 3 (1.76%) Electronic Patient Records
8 3 (1.76%) MariaDB
8 3 (1.76%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.18%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.18%) MySQL
9 2 (1.18%) Power BI
10 1 (0.59%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 93 (54.71%) Jenkins
2 34 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 26 (15.29%) CircleCI
4 24 (14.12%) GitLab
5 21 (12.35%) Travis CI
6 16 (9.41%) JIRA
7 13 (7.65%) Artifactory
8 12 (7.06%) SonarQube
9 11 (6.47%) Bitbucket
10 9 (5.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (4.12%) GoCD
11 7 (4.12%) TeamCity
12 5 (2.94%) Snyk
13 4 (2.35%) Hudson
13 4 (2.35%) MSBuild
13 4 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (2.35%) Selenium
14 3 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
15 2 (1.18%) Maven
15 2 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 28 (16.47%) Public Sector
2 25 (14.71%) Finance
3 12 (7.06%) Manufacturing
3 12 (7.06%) Marketing
4 10 (5.88%) Banking
4 10 (5.88%) Electronics
4 10 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.35%) Retail
6 3 (1.76%) Front Office
6 3 (1.76%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.18%) Police
7 2 (1.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.71%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (6.47%) Kafka
3 9 (5.29%) LDAP
4 8 (4.71%) Node.js
5 7 (4.12%) .NET
6 5 (2.94%) Middleware
6 5 (2.94%) OAuth
6 5 (2.94%) Web Services
7 4 (2.35%) REST
7 4 (2.35%) SAML
7 4 (2.35%) Sensu
8 3 (1.76%) React
9 2 (1.18%) ADO
9 2 (1.18%) LAMP
9 2 (1.18%) RESTful
10 1 (0.59%) CSS
10 1 (0.59%) HTML
10 1 (0.59%) HTML5
10 1 (0.59%) OpenID
10 1 (0.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.65%) Cloud Native
2 10 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (5.29%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.53%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.76%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.18%) FMCG
7 2 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.18%) User Experience
8 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.59%) iPad
8 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 65 (38.24%) Linux
2 13 (7.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (7.65%) Windows
3 5 (2.94%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.35%) Unix
5 3 (1.76%) CentOS
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (0.59%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.59%) DC/OS
6 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.59%) VMS
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (100.00%) DevOps
2 64 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (33.53%) Infrastructure as Code
4 43 (25.29%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (20.59%) Configuration Management
6 31 (18.24%) Scrum
7 21 (12.35%) Microservices
8 20 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (9.41%) Data Engineering
9 16 (9.41%) Open Source
10 15 (8.82%) Test Automation
11 14 (8.24%) Collaborative Working
11 14 (8.24%) Kanban
11 14 (8.24%) Migration
12 13 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (7.65%) Data Science
12 13 (7.65%) Deployment Automation
12 13 (7.65%) Software Engineering
13 12 (7.06%) Task Automation
14 11 (6.47%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (42.35%) Python
2 30 (17.65%) Bash Shell
3 21 (12.35%) Java
3 21 (12.35%) Ruby
4 16 (9.41%) Groovy
5 14 (8.24%) Perl
6 13 (7.65%) Go
7 7 (4.12%) C#
7 7 (4.12%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.12%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.12%) SQL
8 6 (3.53%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.35%) R
10 2 (1.18%) PHP
10 2 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (21.18%) Security Cleared
2 29 (17.06%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.71%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.12%) Degree
5 5 (2.94%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.59%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 87 (51.18%) Docker
2 4 (2.35%) HDFS
3 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.59%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 120 (70.59%) Terraform
2 106 (62.35%) Ansible
3 103 (60.59%) Kubernetes
4 39 (22.94%) Puppet
5 31 (18.24%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (9.41%) Docker Swarm
7 15 (8.82%) Salt
8 12 (7.06%) Rancher
9 7 (4.12%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (2.35%) Ambari
10 4 (2.35%) Grafana
10 4 (2.35%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (2.35%) Istio
10 4 (2.35%) Kibana
10 4 (2.35%) Oozie
10 4 (2.35%) Prometheus
11 3 (1.76%) logstash
11 3 (1.76%) Packer
12 2 (1.18%) Consul
12 2 (1.18%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 10 (5.88%) Google
1 10 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 10 (5.88%) SAP
2 6 (3.53%) Splunk
3 5 (2.94%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.35%) Cloudera
4 4 (2.35%) Hortonworks
4 4 (2.35%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.76%) New Relic
5 3 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.18%) Adobe
6 2 (1.18%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.18%) Cisco
6 2 (1.18%) F5
6 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.18%) Sparx
6 2 (1.18%) VMware
7 1 (0.59%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.59%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle