Period
to 13 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £541 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 617 776
Rank change year-on-year +37 +159 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 312 266 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.26% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.27% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 198 104
UK median daily rate £541 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £406 £448 £425
90th Percentile £663 £638 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £494
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.80% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £75.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% - -
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 98012 97767 106873
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.72% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 64916 63784 68168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2858 3318 4055
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 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 +32 301 £550 - 36
London -19 198 £550 -1.79% 22
UK excluding London +63 111 £500 +5.26% 15
South East +1 41 £450 -5.26% 1
North of England +77 33 £525 +0.29% 9
Midlands +23 17 £340 -32.00% 2
Yorkshire +38 15 £535 -6.96% 4
North West +26 15 £535 +25.88% 5
East Midlands +5 12 £340 -35.24% 2
North East +67 10 £535 +1.90%
Scotland -6 8 £500 - 1
East of England -23 8 £550 +7.32% 2
West Midlands +16 5 £450 +12.50%
South West +4 4 - -

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 312 (100.00%) DevOps
2 209 (66.99%) Linux
3 183 (58.65%) Jenkins
4 170 (54.49%) Docker
5 162 (51.92%) Amazon AWS
6 150 (48.08%) Ansible
7 126 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
8 121 (38.78%) Python
9 120 (38.46%) Puppet
10 118 (37.82%) Continuous Integration
11 96 (30.77%) Configuration Management
12 92 (29.49%) Continuous Delivery
13 85 (27.24%) Git (software)
14 82 (26.28%) Java
14 82 (26.28%) Kubernetes
15 80 (25.64%) Opscode Chef
16 76 (24.36%) Terraform
17 72 (23.08%) Unix
18 65 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
19 64 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 64 (20.51%) Bash Shell
20 57 (18.27%) Microservices
21 55 (17.63%) Windows
21 55 (17.63%) MySQL
22 53 (16.99%) Test Automation
23 45 (14.42%) HTTP
24 42 (13.46%) Load Balancing
25 41 (13.14%) Ruby
25 41 (13.14%) AWS CloudFormation
26 40 (12.82%) .NET

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 35 (11.22%) Tomcat
2 34 (10.90%) Confluence
2 34 (10.90%) nginx
3 26 (8.33%) IIS
4 15 (4.81%) Apache
5 11 (3.53%) Cloud Foundry
6 10 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (2.88%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.60%) JBoss
9 4 (1.28%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.32%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 162 (51.92%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (13.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 24 (7.69%) PaaS
5 23 (7.37%) Slack
6 19 (6.09%) IaaS
7 14 (4.49%) GitHub
7 14 (4.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (3.21%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (2.56%) Amazon S3
11 7 (2.24%) OpenShift
12 6 (1.92%) Akamai
12 6 (1.92%) npm
13 5 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (1.28%) Datadog
14 4 (1.28%) IBM Cloud
14 4 (1.28%) Route 53
14 4 (1.28%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 45 (14.42%) HTTP
2 35 (11.22%) TCP/IP
3 23 (7.37%) SSL
4 15 (4.81%) Firewall
5 13 (4.17%) DNS
5 13 (4.17%) VPN
6 5 (1.60%) Internet
7 4 (1.28%) DHCP
7 4 (1.28%) Network Security
8 3 (0.96%) ICMP
8 3 (0.96%) IPsec
9 2 (0.64%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.64%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.64%) Intranet
9 2 (0.64%) LDAP
9 2 (0.64%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.64%) VoIP
10 1 (0.32%) LAN
10 1 (0.32%) SMS
10 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (17.63%) MySQL
2 38 (12.18%) MongoDB
3 29 (9.29%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (8.65%) NoSQL
5 21 (6.73%) SQL Server
6 18 (5.77%) Redis
7 14 (4.49%) Relational Database
8 13 (4.17%) Big Data
8 13 (4.17%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.64%) Neo4j
14 1 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
14 1 (0.32%) Blockchain
14 1 (0.32%) Hazelcast
14 1 (0.32%) HBase
14 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 183 (58.65%) Jenkins
2 85 (27.24%) Git (software)
3 36 (11.54%) JIRA
3 36 (11.54%) Maven
4 34 (10.90%) SonarQube
5 24 (7.69%) TeamCity
6 22 (7.05%) Bitbucket
7 19 (6.09%) GitLab
8 16 (5.13%) Artifactory
9 15 (4.81%) Selenium
9 15 (4.81%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (4.49%) Subversion
11 13 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (4.17%) Gradle
12 12 (3.85%) Visual Studio
13 9 (2.88%) Vagrant
13 9 (2.88%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
15 6 (1.92%) IBM UrbanCode
15 6 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (12.82%) Finance
2 29 (9.29%) Banking
3 12 (3.85%) Retail
4 5 (1.60%) Advertising
5 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.32%) Games
6 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (12.82%) .NET
1 40 (12.82%) Web Services
2 23 (7.37%) Kafka
3 20 (6.41%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (3.85%) RESTful
5 9 (2.88%) .NET Framework
6 8 (2.56%) jQuery
6 8 (2.56%) LEMP Stack
6 8 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (2.56%) XML
7 7 (2.24%) Ajax
7 7 (2.24%) AngularJS
7 7 (2.24%) Hibernate
7 7 (2.24%) Java EE
7 7 (2.24%) Spring
8 6 (1.92%) JSON
8 6 (1.92%) Middleware
8 6 (1.92%) Node.js
9 5 (1.60%) Angular 2
9 5 (1.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.58%) Public Cloud
2 24 (7.69%) Clustering
3 20 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.45%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.92%) Fintech
6 6 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.28%) PKI
7 4 (1.28%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.96%) Device Driver
8 3 (0.96%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.96%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.64%) DataPower
9 2 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.64%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.32%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 209 (66.99%) Linux
2 72 (23.08%) Unix
3 64 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 55 (17.63%) Windows
5 28 (8.97%) CentOS
6 19 (6.09%) Ubuntu
7 12 (3.85%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.28%) CoreOS
8 4 (1.28%) Debian
9 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.32%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.32%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (100.00%) DevOps
2 126 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (37.82%) Continuous Integration
4 96 (30.77%) Configuration Management
5 92 (29.49%) Continuous Delivery
6 57 (18.27%) Microservices
7 53 (16.99%) Test Automation
8 42 (13.46%) Load Balancing
9 37 (11.86%) Software Engineering
10 34 (10.90%) Mentoring
11 32 (10.26%) Static Code Analysis
12 30 (9.62%) Coaching
13 29 (9.29%) Scrum
14 25 (8.01%) E-Commerce
14 25 (8.01%) Open Source
15 22 (7.05%) SDLC
16 21 (6.73%) User Stories
17 20 (6.41%) Release Management
18 17 (5.45%) Dependency Injection
19 16 (5.13%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 121 (38.78%) Python
2 82 (26.28%) Java
3 64 (20.51%) Bash Shell
4 41 (13.14%) Ruby
5 36 (11.54%) Perl
6 34 (10.90%) JavaScript
7 33 (10.58%) SQL
8 28 (8.97%) PHP
9 21 (6.73%) Go
10 18 (5.77%) PowerShell
11 15 (4.81%) Shell Script
12 14 (4.49%) Groovy
13 7 (2.24%) C#
14 4 (1.28%) C
15 3 (0.96%) Scala
16 2 (0.64%) C++
17 1 (0.32%) ES6
17 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.13%) Degree
4 3 (0.96%) AWS Certification
4 3 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.32%) CCDP
5 1 (0.32%) CCIE
5 1 (0.32%) CCNP
5 1 (0.32%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.32%) CISM
5 1 (0.32%) CISSP
5 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.24%) QA
2 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.64%) GCP
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 170 (54.49%) Docker
2 16 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.21%) vCloud
4 6 (1.92%) Xen
5 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.64%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.32%) HDFS
7 1 (0.32%) KVM
7 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 150 (48.08%) Ansible
2 120 (38.46%) Puppet
3 82 (26.28%) Kubernetes
4 80 (25.64%) Opscode Chef
5 76 (24.36%) Terraform
6 27 (8.65%) logstash
7 21 (6.73%) Packer
8 14 (4.49%) Rancher
9 8 (2.56%) Consul
10 7 (2.24%) Grafana
10 7 (2.24%) Nagios
10 7 (2.24%) Salt
11 6 (1.92%) Kibana
12 5 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (1.28%) Prometheus
13 4 (1.28%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.96%) Galera Cluster
14 3 (0.96%) Icinga
14 3 (0.96%) Marathon
14 3 (0.96%) Mesos
Vendors
1 28 (8.97%) VMware
2 27 (8.65%) Microsoft
3 25 (8.01%) Red Hat
4 14 (4.49%) Google
4 14 (4.49%) Splunk
5 11 (3.53%) SaltStack
6 9 (2.88%) Oracle
7 4 (1.28%) New Relic
7 4 (1.28%) WSO2
8 3 (0.96%) Citrix
8 3 (0.96%) IBM
8 3 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.64%) Adobe
9 2 (0.64%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.64%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.64%) F5
9 2 (0.64%) Imperva
9 2 (0.64%) Sybase
10 1 (0.32%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.32%) PagerDuty