Period
to 21 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Site Reliability Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

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.

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 744 855 843
Rank change year-on-year +111 -12 +74
Contract jobs requiring a Site Reliability Engineer 105 42 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.040% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.043% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 37 8
UK median daily rate £575 £538 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.98% - -
10th Percentile £459 £409 £371
90th Percentile £704 £675 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £550 £438
% change year-on-year +4.55% +25.71% -
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 87,312 98,813 91,109
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 94.85% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,387 64,739 59,064
UK median daily rate £469 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +5.14% +0.71%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,911 3,198 2,927
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.25 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.71% - -7.89%

Site Reliability Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Site Reliability Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Site Reliability Engineer in the UK

Site Reliability Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Site Reliability Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Site Reliability Engineer in the UK

Site Reliability Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Site Reliability Engineer over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Site Reliability Engineer in the UK

Site Reliability 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 Site Reliability Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 2019. 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 +118 98 £575 +6.98% 21
London +85 71 £575 +8.24% 10
UK excluding London +51 29 £575 +4.55% 12
North of England +29 12 £650 +29.68% 3
South East +26 5 £650 +1.56% 6
Yorkshire - 5 £525 - 2
Northern Ireland - 5 £575 - 1
North East +25 4 £650 +18.18%
South West -24 4 £500 - 1
North West +20 3 £700 +54.70% 1
Midlands - 2 £500 -
West Midlands - 2 £500 -
Wales - 1 £530 -

Site Reliability Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, Site Reliability 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 Site Reliability Engineer in the job title.

1 105 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 76 (72.38%) DevOps
3 52 (49.52%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (40.95%) Linux
5 41 (39.05%) Terraform
6 38 (36.19%) Ansible
7 37 (35.24%) Python
8 36 (34.29%) Docker
9 33 (31.43%) Kubernetes
9 33 (31.43%) Configuration Management
10 28 (26.67%) Puppet
10 28 (26.67%) Task Automation
11 27 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (23.81%) Software Engineering
12 25 (23.81%) Java
12 25 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
12 25 (23.81%) Google Cloud Platform
13 23 (21.90%) Jenkins
14 20 (19.05%) Big Data
15 19 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
16 18 (17.14%) Infrastructure as Code
17 16 (15.24%) Cloud Native
17 16 (15.24%) Go
17 16 (15.24%) Kanban
17 16 (15.24%) Google
18 13 (12.38%) Banking
18 13 (12.38%) Scrum
18 13 (12.38%) Finance
19 12 (11.43%) C++

Site Reliability 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 9 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.81%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.86%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.86%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.95%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.95%) Apache
4 1 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.95%) Confluence
4 1 (0.95%) IIS
4 1 (0.95%) Mule
4 1 (0.95%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.95%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 52 (49.52%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (23.81%) Google Cloud Platform
2 25 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (11.43%) Amazon ECS
4 10 (9.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (6.67%) Serverless
6 6 (5.71%) OpenShift
7 5 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (4.76%) Amazon S3
7 5 (4.76%) GitHub
8 4 (3.81%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (3.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (3.81%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (2.86%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (1.90%) PaaS
11 1 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.81%) VPN
3 1 (0.95%) HTTP
3 1 (0.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.05%) Big Data
2 7 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 7 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.81%) BigQuery
4 4 (3.81%) Couchbase
4 4 (3.81%) QualityStage
5 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.90%) MySQL
5 2 (1.90%) Redis
5 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.95%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (21.90%) Jenkins
2 11 (10.48%) Travis CI
3 8 (7.62%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.67%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (3.81%) Bitbucket Server
5 4 (3.81%) JMeter
6 3 (2.86%) Ant
6 3 (2.86%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.86%) CMake
6 3 (2.86%) Maven
6 3 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.86%) Subversion
6 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.95%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.95%) GitLab
7 1 (0.95%) JIRA
7 1 (0.95%) Selenium
7 1 (0.95%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 13 (12.38%) Banking
1 13 (12.38%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.95%) Law
3 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.95%) Publishing
3 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.43%) RESTful
2 10 (9.52%) Kafka
3 6 (5.71%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (5.71%) Web Services
4 4 (3.81%) YAML
5 2 (1.90%) .NET
5 2 (1.90%) Java EE
6 1 (0.95%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.95%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.95%) Ember.js
6 1 (0.95%) JSON
6 1 (0.95%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.95%) Node.js
6 1 (0.95%) React
6 1 (0.95%) Spring
6 1 (0.95%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.95%) Spring Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.24%) Cloud Native
2 11 (10.48%) Public Cloud
3 8 (7.62%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (40.95%) Linux
2 11 (10.48%) Unix
3 6 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.76%) Windows
5 4 (3.81%) Solaris
6 2 (1.90%) CentOS
7 1 (0.95%) Android
7 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 76 (72.38%) DevOps
3 33 (31.43%) Configuration Management
4 28 (26.67%) Task Automation
5 27 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (23.81%) Software Engineering
7 19 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (17.14%) Infrastructure as Code
9 16 (15.24%) Kanban
10 13 (12.38%) Scrum
11 12 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (10.48%) Deployment Automation
13 9 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (8.57%) ITIL
14 8 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (6.67%) Capacity Management
15 7 (6.67%) Change Management
15 7 (6.67%) Microservices
16 6 (5.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (35.24%) Python
2 25 (23.81%) Java
3 16 (15.24%) Go
4 12 (11.43%) C++
5 10 (9.52%) C#
5 10 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.52%) Ruby
6 9 (8.57%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.71%) Perl
7 6 (5.71%) Shell Script
7 6 (5.71%) SQL
8 3 (2.86%) C
8 3 (2.86%) Korn
8 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.90%) PHP
10 1 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (5.71%) Degree
2 5 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (34.29%) Docker
2 3 (2.86%) Apache Flume
2 3 (2.86%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 41 (39.05%) Terraform
2 38 (36.19%) Ansible
3 33 (31.43%) Kubernetes
4 28 (26.67%) Puppet
5 18 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (10.48%) Salt
7 7 (6.67%) Kibana
7 7 (6.67%) Prometheus
8 4 (3.81%) Nagios
8 4 (3.81%) Packer
9 3 (2.86%) Juju
10 2 (1.90%) Cobbler
10 2 (1.90%) Consul
11 1 (0.95%) Fluentd
11 1 (0.95%) Grafana
11 1 (0.95%) Istio
Vendors
1 16 (15.24%) Google
2 10 (9.52%) New Relic
2 10 (9.52%) Red Hat
3 6 (5.71%) Splunk
4 5 (4.76%) AppDynamics
4 5 (4.76%) Oracle
5 3 (2.86%) VMware
6 2 (1.90%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.95%) Adobe
7 1 (0.95%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.95%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.95%) SAP
7 1 (0.95%) Sun