Period
to 26 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Site Reliability Engineer was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 February 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.

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 642 787 847
Rank change year-on-year +145 +60 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Site Reliability Engineer 85 92 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.093% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.098% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 71 26
UK median daily rate £588 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.90% -4.55% -
10th Percentile £463 £375 £431
90th Percentile £700 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £456 £450
% change year-on-year +31.67% +1.27% -
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 63,863 93,864 95,657
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 94.70% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,142 62,143 63,489
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £238 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,553 2,945 2,831
UK median hourly rate £19.48 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.50 £48.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.40 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.14% - -

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 26 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Site Reliability Engineer in the UK

Site Reliability Engineer
Top 12 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 26 February 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 +162 84 £600 +14.29% 79
UK excluding London +146 46 £600 +31.67% 19
London +122 37 £538 -2.27% 61
South West +44 17 £600 +14.29%
North of England +76 16 £663 +50.57% 10
South East +86 10 £538 -2.27% 5
North West +43 9 £650 +62.50% 2
Yorkshire +47 6 £700 +54.70% 7
Midlands - 2 - - 1
North East - 2 £700 - 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £575 -

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 85 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 60 (70.59%) DevOps
3 54 (63.53%) Kubernetes
4 48 (56.47%) AWS
5 46 (54.12%) Docker
6 42 (49.41%) Terraform
7 32 (37.65%) Python
8 31 (36.47%) Linux
8 31 (36.47%) Java
9 29 (34.12%) Infrastructure as Code
10 27 (31.76%) OpenShift
10 27 (31.76%) Jenkins
11 25 (29.41%) Azure
11 25 (29.41%) Ansible
12 21 (24.71%) GCP
13 20 (23.53%) Puppet
14 16 (18.82%) Finance
14 16 (18.82%) Greenfield Project
15 13 (15.29%) GitLab
15 13 (15.29%) .NET
15 13 (15.29%) Web Services
15 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (14.12%) HTTP
16 12 (14.12%) TCP/IP
16 12 (14.12%) Google
16 12 (14.12%) Serverless
17 11 (12.94%) Mentoring
17 11 (12.94%) Configuration Management
18 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
18 10 (11.76%) J2EE

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 8 (9.41%) Apache
1 8 (9.41%) IIS
1 8 (9.41%) nginx
2 7 (8.24%) Jetty
2 7 (8.24%) Mongrel
2 7 (8.24%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.24%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.18%) Confluence
3 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 48 (56.47%) AWS
2 27 (31.76%) OpenShift
3 25 (29.41%) Azure
4 21 (24.71%) GCP
5 12 (14.12%) Serverless
6 7 (8.24%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (8.24%) Google App Engine
7 6 (7.06%) PaaS
8 4 (4.71%) GitHub
8 4 (4.71%) IaaS
8 4 (4.71%) SaaS
9 3 (3.53%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (2.35%) Stackdriver
11 1 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (1.18%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (1.18%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (1.18%) Cloudflare
11 1 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.12%) HTTP
1 12 (14.12%) TCP/IP
2 9 (10.59%) DHCP
2 9 (10.59%) DNS
2 9 (10.59%) FTP
2 9 (10.59%) IPsec
3 8 (9.41%) SSL
4 1 (1.18%) Internet
4 1 (1.18%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.53%) MongoDB
1 3 (3.53%) MySQL
2 2 (2.35%) BigQuery
2 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.35%) Redis
3 1 (1.18%) Big Data
3 1 (1.18%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.18%) DB2
3 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.18%) InfluxDB
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (31.76%) Jenkins
2 13 (15.29%) GitLab
3 9 (10.59%) Git (software)
4 7 (8.24%) Travis CI
5 5 (5.88%) Subversion
6 4 (4.71%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.35%) CircleCI
8 1 (1.18%) JIRA
8 1 (1.18%) Maven
8 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (18.82%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.53%) Automotive
4 3 (3.53%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) .NET
1 13 (15.29%) Web Services
2 10 (11.76%) J2EE
3 7 (8.24%) Servlets
4 5 (5.88%) Kafka
5 4 (4.71%) Node.js
6 1 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.18%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (1.18%) React
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (5.88%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.71%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.18%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.47%) Linux
2 5 (5.88%) Unix
3 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.53%) Windows
4 2 (2.35%) CentOS
5 1 (1.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 60 (70.59%) DevOps
3 29 (34.12%) Infrastructure as Code
4 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (12.94%) Configuration Management
5 11 (12.94%) Mentoring
6 10 (11.76%) Asset Management
6 10 (11.76%) Deployment Automation
6 10 (11.76%) Open Source
7 8 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (9.41%) Software Deployment
8 7 (8.24%) Architectural Design
8 7 (8.24%) Continuous Deployment
8 7 (8.24%) Software Engineering
8 7 (8.24%) Task Automation
9 6 (7.06%) Microservices
9 6 (7.06%) SDLC
10 5 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (5.88%) Coaching
10 5 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (37.65%) Python
2 31 (36.47%) Java
3 10 (11.76%) Bash Shell
3 10 (11.76%) Go
4 5 (5.88%) Ruby
5 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.35%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.18%) C#
7 1 (1.18%) Rust
7 1 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 46 (54.12%) Docker
2 7 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.24%) Xen
3 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.18%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 54 (63.53%) Kubernetes
2 42 (49.41%) Terraform
3 25 (29.41%) Ansible
4 20 (23.53%) Puppet
5 10 (11.76%) Prometheus
6 7 (8.24%) Grafana
7 4 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.35%) Opsgenie
8 2 (2.35%) Packer
9 1 (1.18%) CFEngine
9 1 (1.18%) Kibana
9 1 (1.18%) Marathon
9 1 (1.18%) Mesos
9 1 (1.18%) Nagios
9 1 (1.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (14.12%) Google
2 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.59%) VMware
4 4 (4.71%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.53%) SaltStack
6 2 (2.35%) New Relic
7 1 (1.18%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.18%) Dynatrace
7 1 (1.18%) IBM
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle
7 1 (1.18%) PagerDuty
7 1 (1.18%) SAP
7 1 (1.18%) Splunk