Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 519 710 793
Rank change year-on-year +191 +83 +111
Contract jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 303 190 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.18% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 133 50
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £450 £415 £416
90th Percentile £700 £660 £609
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK 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 72,736 90,125 88,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.12% 86.88% 86.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,672 59,619 58,484
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £298 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,313 2,352 2,123
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.66 £50.48 £49.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.19 £23.50
% change year-on-year +6.18% -9.83% +4.44%

Site Reliability Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
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 Site Reliability Engineering within the UK over the 6 months to 13 November 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 +197 280 £575 +4.55% 142
UK excluding London +153 153 £575 +9.52% 47
London +108 143 £594 +7.95% 99
North of England +72 50 £550 +2.33% 15
North West +41 38 £550 - 10
South West +38 34 £583 +79.23% 11
South East +48 32 £538 - 9
Northern Ireland +23 18 £575 +53.33%
East of England +19 10 £500 - 4
Midlands +48 8 £500 +19.40% 4
West Midlands +41 8 £500 - 2
Yorkshire +26 8 £675 +28.57% 2
North East +22 5 £700 +27.27% 3
Scotland +7 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 220 (72.61%) DevOps
2 154 (50.83%) AWS
3 135 (44.55%) Kubernetes
4 130 (42.90%) Terraform
5 126 (41.58%) Linux
6 114 (37.62%) Azure
7 108 (35.64%) Docker
8 105 (34.65%) Python
9 96 (31.68%) GCP
10 86 (28.38%) Java
11 81 (26.73%) Ansible
12 80 (26.40%) Infrastructure as Code
13 71 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
14 63 (20.79%) Jenkins
15 62 (20.46%) Google
16 59 (19.47%) Configuration Management
17 55 (18.15%) .NET
17 55 (18.15%) OpenShift
18 48 (15.84%) Continuous Integration
19 39 (12.87%) Puppet
20 38 (12.54%) Microsoft
21 37 (12.21%) Open Source
22 36 (11.88%) Banking
22 36 (11.88%) Microservices
23 35 (11.55%) Public Cloud
24 34 (11.22%) Prometheus
25 31 (10.23%) TCP/IP
25 31 (10.23%) Bash Shell
26 30 (9.90%) PaaS
26 30 (9.90%) Security Cleared

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 24 (7.92%) Apache
2 20 (6.60%) IIS
3 17 (5.61%) nginx
3 17 (5.61%) Tomcat
3 17 (5.61%) WebSphere
4 16 (5.28%) Jetty
4 16 (5.28%) Mongrel
5 12 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (3.63%) Apache Spark
7 7 (2.31%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.32%) SAS
9 3 (0.99%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.99%) Luigi
9 3 (0.99%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.66%) Confluence
11 1 (0.33%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.33%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 154 (50.83%) AWS
2 114 (37.62%) Azure
3 96 (31.68%) GCP
4 55 (18.15%) OpenShift
5 30 (9.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 30 (9.90%) PaaS
6 20 (6.60%) IaaS
7 19 (6.27%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (5.94%) Google App Engine
9 15 (4.95%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (4.62%) SaaS
11 12 (3.96%) Amazon ECS
11 12 (3.96%) Office 365
12 10 (3.30%) GitHub
13 8 (2.64%) Serverless
14 7 (2.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (1.65%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (1.65%) Amazon S3
15 5 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
16 3 (0.99%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.23%) TCP/IP
2 20 (6.60%) DNS
2 20 (6.60%) HTTP
3 17 (5.61%) DHCP
3 17 (5.61%) SSL
4 16 (5.28%) FTP
4 16 (5.28%) IPsec
5 8 (2.64%) VPN
6 6 (1.98%) Firewall
7 5 (1.65%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.32%) Internet
8 4 (1.32%) Network Security
9 3 (0.99%) LAN
9 3 (0.99%) WAN
9 3 (0.99%) Wireless
10 1 (0.33%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.58%) Big Data
2 20 (6.60%) NoSQL
3 13 (4.29%) BigQuery
3 13 (4.29%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.30%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.97%) Couchbase
6 8 (2.64%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.98%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.98%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.32%) Impala
8 4 (1.32%) Parquet
9 3 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.99%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.99%) MySQL
9 3 (0.99%) QualityStage
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 63 (20.79%) Jenkins
2 18 (5.94%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.94%) Travis CI
3 9 (2.97%) JIRA
4 8 (2.64%) GitLab
5 7 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.98%) Subversion
7 5 (1.65%) SonarQube
8 4 (1.32%) Bitbucket Server
8 4 (1.32%) GoCD
8 4 (1.32%) MSBuild
8 4 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.32%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.99%) CircleCI
9 3 (0.99%) Maven
9 3 (0.99%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.33%) Selenium
General
1 36 (11.88%) Banking
2 30 (9.90%) Finance
3 23 (7.59%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.31%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.99%) Retail
6 3 (0.99%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.66%) Automotive
7 2 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Front Office
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 139 (45.87%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 125 (41.25%) Site Engineer
3 114 (37.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 32 (10.56%) Azure Engineer
5 25 (8.25%) Senior DevOps
6 23 (7.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 20 (6.60%) Cloud Engineer
7 20 (6.60%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 18 (5.94%) Azure DevOps
9 17 (5.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.95%) Linux Engineer
11 13 (4.29%) Architect
12 11 (3.63%) AWS Engineer
13 9 (2.97%) Java Engineer
13 9 (2.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 9 (2.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 9 (2.97%) Python Engineer
14 7 (2.31%) Automation Engineer
14 7 (2.31%) AWS DevOps
14 7 (2.31%) DevOps Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (18.15%) .NET
2 29 (9.57%) Kafka
3 20 (6.60%) Node.js
4 19 (6.27%) J2EE
5 16 (5.28%) Servlets
6 14 (4.62%) Web Services
7 7 (2.31%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.65%) React
9 4 (1.32%) Apache Avro
9 4 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (1.32%) YAML
10 3 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (0.99%) LAMP
10 3 (0.99%) Pandas
10 3 (0.99%) RESTful
10 3 (0.99%) scikit-learn
10 3 (0.99%) SOAP
10 3 (0.99%) Spring
10 3 (0.99%) Swagger
10 3 (0.99%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.55%) Public Cloud
2 24 (7.92%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (5.28%) Cloud Native
4 6 (1.98%) Replication
5 5 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.32%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.66%) Clustering
8 2 (0.66%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.33%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.33%) Home Automation
9 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 126 (41.58%) Linux
2 27 (8.91%) Unix
3 21 (6.93%) CentOS
3 21 (6.93%) Ubuntu
3 21 (6.93%) Windows
4 20 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.32%) AIX
6 3 (0.99%) Android
6 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.99%) VMS
6 3 (0.99%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.33%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.33%) Debian
7 1 (0.33%) Mesosphere
7 1 (0.33%) OpenBSD
7 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (72.61%) DevOps
2 80 (26.40%) Infrastructure as Code
3 71 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (19.47%) Configuration Management
5 48 (15.84%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (12.21%) Open Source
7 36 (11.88%) Microservices
8 30 (9.90%) Migration
9 28 (9.24%) Software Engineering
10 25 (8.25%) Task Automation
11 19 (6.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 19 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (5.94%) Project Delivery
13 16 (5.28%) Unit Testing
14 15 (4.95%) Test Automation
15 14 (4.62%) Continuous Delivery
15 14 (4.62%) Mentoring
15 14 (4.62%) Use Case
16 13 (4.29%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 105 (34.65%) Python
2 86 (28.38%) Java
3 31 (10.23%) Bash Shell
4 30 (9.90%) PowerShell
5 29 (9.57%) Go
6 22 (7.26%) SQL
7 15 (4.95%) C#
7 15 (4.95%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.31%) Perl
9 6 (1.98%) Ruby
10 5 (1.65%) C++
11 4 (1.32%) R
12 3 (0.99%) C
13 2 (0.66%) Java 8
13 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.33%) Clojure
14 1 (0.33%) PHP
14 1 (0.33%) Rust
14 1 (0.33%) Scala
14 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.30%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.97%) Degree
4 8 (2.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.33%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.98%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 108 (35.64%) Docker
2 24 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.27%) Active Directory
4 16 (5.28%) Xen
5 5 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.65%) XenApp
5 5 (1.65%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.99%) Ceph
7 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.33%) HDFS
7 1 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 135 (44.55%) Kubernetes
2 130 (42.90%) Terraform
3 81 (26.73%) Ansible
4 39 (12.87%) Puppet
5 34 (11.22%) Prometheus
6 28 (9.24%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (7.26%) Grafana
8 20 (6.60%) Nagios
9 9 (2.97%) SCCM
10 8 (2.64%) Kibana
10 8 (2.64%) Mesos
11 6 (1.98%) Istio
12 5 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.99%) Juju
13 3 (0.99%) SCOM
14 2 (0.66%) Cobbler
14 2 (0.66%) Salt
15 1 (0.33%) HAProxy
15 1 (0.33%) logstash
15 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 62 (20.46%) Google
2 38 (12.54%) Microsoft
3 30 (9.90%) VMware
4 17 (5.61%) Oracle
5 13 (4.29%) New Relic
6 8 (2.64%) Citrix
6 8 (2.64%) NetApp
7 7 (2.31%) AppDynamics
7 7 (2.31%) Cisco
7 7 (2.31%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.98%) Splunk
9 5 (1.65%) Cloudera
9 5 (1.65%) Ivanti
9 5 (1.65%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.32%) Dell
10 4 (1.32%) EMC
11 3 (0.99%) Aruba
11 3 (0.99%) Dynatrace
11 3 (0.99%) F5
11 3 (0.99%) Juniper