Period
to 21 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Site Reliability Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Site Reliability Engineering over the 6 months to 21 September 2020 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering (SRE)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 389 550 740
Rank change year-on-year +161 +190 +63
Contract jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 106 278 162
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.32% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.36% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 197 132
Median daily rate £503 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.61% +4.55% +3.53%
10th Percentile £385 £463 £413
90th Percentile £625 £700 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £575 £525
% change year-on-year -21.74% +9.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £24.65 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.33 -

Site Reliability Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 25,420 76,333 89,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.38% 86.77% 87.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,029 50,036 58,990
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 918 2,278 2,469
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.10 £20.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.23% +16.74% -13.07%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +20.00% -14.89%

Site Reliability Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Site Reliability Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering.

Daily rate trend for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
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 Engineering within the UK over the 6 months to 21 September 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 +180 99 £503 -12.61% 105
London +122 69 £525 -8.70% 65
UK excluding London +192 28 £450 -21.74% 43
Work from Home -33 26 £450 -10.00% 27
North of England +113 18 £473 -14.09% 18
North West +63 7 £413 -25.00% 8
North East +45 7 £495 -26.67% 2
Midlands +108 5 £405 -19.00% 3
Yorkshire +84 4 £374 -38.98% 8
East Midlands - 4 £405 -
South East +179 3 £450 -20.53% 13
South West +86 2 £476 -20.63% 1
West Midlands +64 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Site Reliability Engineering.

1 58 (54.72%) AWS
1 58 (54.72%) Kubernetes
2 57 (53.77%) DevOps
3 47 (44.34%) Terraform
4 46 (43.40%) Python
5 35 (33.02%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (33.02%) Ansible
6 34 (32.08%) Docker
6 34 (32.08%) Java
7 30 (28.30%) Linux
7 30 (28.30%) Infrastructure as Code
8 29 (27.36%) JavaScript
9 27 (25.47%) Puppet
10 26 (24.53%) Azure
11 23 (21.70%) Bash Shell
11 23 (21.70%) GitHub
11 23 (21.70%) Finance
12 21 (19.81%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (19.81%) Configuration Management
12 21 (19.81%) Jenkins
13 19 (17.92%) Git (software)
13 19 (17.92%) Software Engineering
14 17 (16.04%) PowerShell
14 17 (16.04%) Go
15 16 (15.09%) OpenShift
15 16 (15.09%) Test Automation
15 16 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (15.09%) C#
15 16 (15.09%) Web Services
16 15 (14.15%) SQL

Site Reliability Engineering
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 (7.55%) Apache
2 6 (5.66%) Confluence
3 4 (3.77%) Apache Solr
3 4 (3.77%) nginx
3 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.77%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.94%) CMS
5 1 (0.94%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 58 (54.72%) AWS
2 26 (24.53%) Azure
3 23 (21.70%) GitHub
4 16 (15.09%) OpenShift
5 11 (10.38%) Amazon S3
6 10 (9.43%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (8.49%) IaaS
7 9 (8.49%) Serverless
8 8 (7.55%) GCP
9 7 (6.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (6.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (5.66%) Datadog
11 5 (4.72%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (4.72%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (4.72%) SaaS
12 3 (2.83%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 3 (2.83%) PaaS
13 2 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) DNS
2 5 (4.72%) HTTP
2 5 (4.72%) Kerberos
3 4 (3.77%) Firewall
3 4 (3.77%) Internet
3 4 (3.77%) SSL
4 2 (1.89%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.94%) DHCP
5 1 (0.94%) FTP
5 1 (0.94%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.81%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (13.21%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (9.43%) SQL Server
4 8 (7.55%) MongoDB
4 8 (7.55%) MySQL
5 7 (6.60%) NoSQL
5 7 (6.60%) Redis
6 4 (3.77%) MariaDB
6 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (3.77%) Sybase ASE
7 3 (2.83%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.94%) Big Data
9 1 (0.94%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.94%) Looker
Development Applications
1 21 (19.81%) Jenkins
2 19 (17.92%) Git (software)
3 15 (14.15%) GitLab
4 9 (8.49%) Subversion
5 7 (6.60%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.60%) JUnit
5 7 (6.60%) Mocha
6 6 (5.66%) JIRA
7 4 (3.77%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.94%) GoCD
8 1 (0.94%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (21.70%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Banking
3 4 (3.77%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.83%) Front Office
4 3 (2.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Games
5 1 (0.94%) International Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Law
5 1 (0.94%) Legal
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (53.77%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 52 (49.06%) Site Engineer
3 20 (18.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (17.92%) Developer
5 16 (15.09%) AWS Engineer
6 10 (9.43%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Developer in Test
7 7 (6.60%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Java Developer in Test
7 7 (6.60%) Java Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Java Software Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Java Software Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Software Test Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Test Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) AWS DevOps
8 6 (5.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.09%) Web Services
2 15 (14.15%) .NET
3 10 (9.43%) CSS
3 10 (9.43%) HTML
4 8 (7.55%) AngularJS
4 8 (7.55%) CSS3
4 8 (7.55%) Node.js
5 7 (6.60%) Jest
6 6 (5.66%) .NET Core
6 6 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (5.66%) LAMP
6 6 (5.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (4.72%) LDAP
8 4 (3.77%) Dapper ORM
8 4 (3.77%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (3.77%) LEMP Stack
8 4 (3.77%) React
8 4 (3.77%) RxJS
9 3 (2.83%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (2.83%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.60%) Cloud Native
3 6 (5.66%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.77%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.89%) User Experience
6 1 (0.94%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.94%) Clustering
6 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.94%) Social Media
6 1 (0.94%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.30%) Linux
2 14 (13.21%) Windows
3 5 (4.72%) Unix
3 5 (4.72%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.94%) CentOS
5 1 (0.94%) Solaris
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (53.77%) DevOps
2 35 (33.02%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (28.30%) Infrastructure as Code
4 21 (19.81%) Configuration Management
5 19 (17.92%) Software Engineering
6 16 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (15.09%) Test Automation
7 13 (12.26%) Microservices
8 11 (10.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (9.43%) Asset Management
9 10 (9.43%) Fintech
10 9 (8.49%) Deployment Automation
11 8 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (6.60%) Artificial Intelligence
12 7 (6.60%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (6.60%) Machine Learning
12 7 (6.60%) QA Automation
13 6 (5.66%) SDET
13 6 (5.66%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (43.40%) Python
2 34 (32.08%) Java
3 29 (27.36%) JavaScript
4 23 (21.70%) Bash Shell
5 17 (16.04%) Go
5 17 (16.04%) PowerShell
6 16 (15.09%) C#
7 15 (14.15%) SQL
8 12 (11.32%) Ruby
9 8 (7.55%) TypeScript
10 4 (3.77%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.83%) PHP
12 2 (1.89%) Perl
13 1 (0.94%) C
13 1 (0.94%) C++
13 1 (0.94%) Groovy
13 1 (0.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (4.72%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.77%) AWS Certification
2 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.83%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.94%) CISM
5 1 (0.94%) CISSP
5 1 (0.94%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) QA
2 5 (4.72%) GDPR
3 4 (3.77%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (3.77%) HIPAA
3 4 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.83%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (32.08%) Docker
2 5 (4.72%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.94%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.94%) NFS
4 1 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 58 (54.72%) Kubernetes
2 47 (44.34%) Terraform
3 35 (33.02%) Ansible
4 27 (25.47%) Puppet
5 14 (13.21%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (9.43%) Prometheus
7 8 (7.55%) Grafana
8 6 (5.66%) Packer
9 3 (2.83%) Mesos
10 2 (1.89%) Istio
11 1 (0.94%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.94%) Graylog
11 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.94%) Nagios
11 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 10 (9.43%) Splunk
2 9 (8.49%) Oracle
3 7 (6.60%) SaltStack
4 6 (5.66%) Zscaler
5 5 (4.72%) Google
5 5 (4.72%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.72%) Sybase
6 4 (3.77%) MuleSoft
6 4 (3.77%) New Relic
7 3 (2.83%) LogicMonitor
7 3 (2.83%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.89%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.89%) VMware
9 1 (0.94%) Citrix
9 1 (0.94%) Tableau
9 1 (0.94%) Twitter