Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 550 479 445
Rank change year-on-year -71 -34 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 281 210 196
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.39% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 162 162
10th Percentile £500 £394 £500
25th Percentile £542 £478 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £575 £600
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% -4.17% -
75th Percentile £731 £638 £675
90th Percentile £850 £736 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £513 £550
% change year-on-year +17.07% -6.82% -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

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 80,811 54,131 45,134
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 92.83% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,825 37,088 29,934
10th Percentile £313 £293 £248
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £468
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +2.56% -0.95%
75th Percentile £638 £583 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,964 1,697 1,658
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.53
25th Percentile £15.75 £14.50 £14.11
Median hourly rate £23.91 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +8.68% +15.79% +5.56%
75th Percentile £49.25 £44.50 £38.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £56.90 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.95 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.57% +5.25% +2.86%

Senior DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps in the UK

Senior DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Senior DevOps in the UK

Senior DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior DevOps over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Senior DevOps in the UK

Senior DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Senior DevOps in the UK

Senior DevOps
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -85 229 £650 +18.18% 105
London -21 190 £650 +18.18% 55
Work from Home -90 139 £600 +2.13% 39
UK excluding London -92 35 £600 +17.07% 55
North of England -52 9 £513 +2.50% 13
South West -23 8 £650 +40.54% 10
South East -43 8 £600 +4.35% 13
Scotland -6 5 £563 - 5
North East - 5 £500 - 2
Yorkshire -30 3 £588 - 4
East of England -27 2 £725 +20.83% 3
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1
North West -46 1 £650 +30.00% 7
West Midlands -47 1 £650 +48.57% 5
Midlands -52 1 £650 +46.48% 9

Senior DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Senior DevOps contract jobs required the following 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 in the job title.

1 281 (100.00%) DevOps
2 180 (64.06%) CI/CD
3 176 (62.63%) Terraform
4 161 (57.30%) Kubernetes
5 141 (50.18%) AWS
6 132 (46.98%) Azure
7 129 (45.91%) Docker
8 113 (40.21%) Python
9 102 (36.30%) Ansible
10 99 (35.23%) Linux
11 98 (34.88%) Jenkins
12 85 (30.25%) Infrastructure as Code
13 82 (29.18%) Agile
14 66 (23.49%) Git (software)
15 62 (22.06%) PowerShell
16 56 (19.93%) Finance
17 55 (19.57%) GCP
18 52 (18.51%) GitLab
19 50 (17.79%) Java
20 48 (17.08%) Bash
21 45 (16.01%) Puppet
22 42 (14.95%) Security Cleared
23 40 (14.23%) Configuration Management
24 38 (13.52%) Go
25 36 (12.81%) Serverless
26 35 (12.46%) SC Cleared
27 34 (12.10%) Opscode Chef
28 32 (11.39%) JIRA
29 31 (11.03%) Kafka
30 29 (10.32%) Cloud Native

Senior DevOps 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 15 (5.34%) Confluence
2 6 (2.14%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.42%) Apache
5 3 (1.07%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.07%) CMS
5 3 (1.07%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.71%) IIS
6 2 (0.71%) nginx
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Pulsar
7 1 (0.36%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.36%) SAS
7 1 (0.36%) Traefik
7 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 141 (50.18%) AWS
2 132 (46.98%) Azure
3 55 (19.57%) GCP
4 36 (12.81%) Serverless
5 27 (9.61%) Amazon ECS
5 27 (9.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 25 (8.90%) SaaS
7 18 (6.41%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (6.05%) Amazon SQS
8 17 (6.05%) AWS Lambda
8 17 (6.05%) OpenShift
8 17 (6.05%) PaaS
9 16 (5.69%) GitHub
10 13 (4.63%) IaaS
11 12 (4.27%) Amazon S3
11 12 (4.27%) AWS CodePipeline
12 11 (3.91%) Amazon EKS
12 11 (3.91%) AWS CodeBuild
12 11 (3.91%) Datadog
13 9 (3.20%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.20%) Firewall
2 6 (2.14%) HTTP
2 6 (2.14%) Internet
2 6 (2.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.42%) DNS
4 3 (1.07%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.07%) VPN
5 2 (0.71%) DHCP
5 2 (0.71%) FTP
5 2 (0.71%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.71%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.36%) SMTP
6 1 (0.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.63%) Big Data
1 13 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (3.91%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (3.56%) MySQL
4 9 (3.20%) Amazon Redshift
5 8 (2.85%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.49%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.14%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.42%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.71%) Parquet
10 2 (0.71%) Power BI
10 2 (0.71%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.36%) DB2
11 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.36%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 98 (34.88%) Jenkins
2 66 (23.49%) Git (software)
3 52 (18.51%) GitLab
4 32 (11.39%) JIRA
5 29 (10.32%) TeamCity
6 17 (6.05%) Artifactory
6 17 (6.05%) Bitbucket
7 11 (3.91%) Maven
7 11 (3.91%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (3.20%) SonarQube
9 8 (2.85%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.78%) CircleCI
10 5 (1.78%) git-flow
10 5 (1.78%) webpack
11 4 (1.42%) Subversion
12 3 (1.07%) Gradle
13 2 (0.71%) Jaeger
13 2 (0.71%) Liquibase
13 2 (0.71%) Selenium
13 2 (0.71%) Snyk
General
1 56 (19.93%) Finance
2 26 (9.25%) Social Skills
3 18 (6.41%) Public Sector
4 15 (5.34%) Banking
5 10 (3.56%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.85%) Electronics
6 8 (2.85%) Front Office
6 8 (2.85%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.85%) Marketing
7 7 (2.49%) Legal
8 6 (2.14%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.14%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.71%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.71%) Publishing
10 2 (0.71%) Retail
11 1 (0.36%) Automotive
11 1 (0.36%) Billing
11 1 (0.36%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.03%) Kafka
2 19 (6.76%) .NET
3 16 (5.69%) Elastic Stack
4 15 (5.34%) Node.js
5 9 (3.20%) Middleware
6 7 (2.49%) J2EE
6 7 (2.49%) J2SE
6 7 (2.49%) React
6 7 (2.49%) REST
7 5 (1.78%) Next.js
7 5 (1.78%) Redux
7 5 (1.78%) YAML
8 4 (1.42%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.42%) Spring Boot
8 4 (1.42%) SQLAlchemy
9 3 (1.07%) ARM Templates
9 3 (1.07%) JSON
9 3 (1.07%) Spring
10 2 (0.71%) JWT
10 2 (0.71%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.32%) Cloud Native
2 17 (6.05%) Public Cloud
3 8 (2.85%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.14%) Private Cloud
5 5 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.42%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.71%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.36%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.36%) Clustering
9 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.36%) PKI
9 1 (0.36%) Replication
9 1 (0.36%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 99 (35.23%) Linux
2 29 (10.32%) Windows
3 19 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (4.63%) Unix
5 7 (2.49%) CentOS
5 7 (2.49%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.78%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.71%) Amazon Linux
7 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (100.00%) DevOps
2 180 (64.06%) CI/CD
3 85 (30.25%) Infrastructure as Code
4 82 (29.18%) Agile
5 40 (14.23%) Configuration Management
6 27 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (9.61%) Microservices
6 27 (9.61%) Test Automation
7 26 (9.25%) Software Engineering
8 25 (8.90%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 24 (8.54%) Mentoring
10 22 (7.83%) Migration
11 21 (7.47%) Open Source
12 19 (6.76%) Data Science
12 19 (6.76%) Scrum
13 17 (6.05%) Analytics
13 17 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (5.34%) Platform Engineering
14 15 (5.34%) Root Cause Analysis
15 14 (4.98%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 113 (40.21%) Python
2 62 (22.06%) PowerShell
3 50 (17.79%) Java
4 48 (17.08%) Bash
5 38 (13.52%) Go
6 18 (6.41%) SQL
7 14 (4.98%) Shell Script
8 11 (3.91%) Ruby
9 10 (3.56%) JavaScript
9 10 (3.56%) Perl
10 7 (2.49%) PHP
11 6 (2.14%) C#
11 6 (2.14%) Groovy
11 6 (2.14%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.78%) C++
12 5 (1.78%) ES6
12 5 (1.78%) Scala
13 1 (0.36%) C
13 1 (0.36%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 42 (14.95%) Security Cleared
2 35 (12.46%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.42%) Degree
5 3 (1.07%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.71%) PhD
7 1 (0.36%) CEH
7 1 (0.36%) CISSP
7 1 (0.36%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.36%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.56%) QA
2 4 (1.42%) GDPR
3 3 (1.07%) NIST
4 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) NCSC
4 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 129 (45.91%) Docker
2 5 (1.78%) vSphere
3 4 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 176 (62.63%) Terraform
2 161 (57.30%) Kubernetes
3 102 (36.30%) Ansible
4 45 (16.01%) Puppet
5 34 (12.10%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (9.61%) Grafana
7 22 (7.83%) Prometheus
8 19 (6.76%) Packer
9 11 (3.91%) Istio
10 8 (2.85%) Icinga
11 7 (2.49%) Nagios
12 6 (2.14%) Consul
12 6 (2.14%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (1.78%) BladeLogic
13 5 (1.78%) ZABBIX
14 4 (1.42%) HAProxy
14 4 (1.42%) OPNET
14 4 (1.42%) Rancher
15 3 (1.07%) Fluentd
15 3 (1.07%) Graphite
Vendors
1 26 (9.25%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.69%) Splunk
3 13 (4.63%) Google
4 12 (4.27%) SAP
5 11 (3.91%) Red Hat
6 10 (3.56%) Oracle
7 8 (2.85%) AppDynamics
8 5 (1.78%) BMC
8 5 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.78%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.42%) Dynatrace
9 4 (1.42%) PagerDuty
10 3 (1.07%) IBM
11 2 (0.71%) Adobe
11 2 (0.71%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.71%) Black Duck
11 2 (0.71%) Informatica
11 2 (0.71%) New Relic
11 2 (0.71%) VMware
12 1 (0.36%) Solace