Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 610 779 773
Rank change year-on-year +169 -6 +131
Contract jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 235 113 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.11% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.13% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 100 38
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £531
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £469 £418 £388
90th Percentile £700 £639 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 - -

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 80,502 89,695 81,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 86.67% 85.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,992 59,180 53,286
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.69% +4.12%
10th Percentile £300 £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 2,296 2,452 2,151
UK median hourly rate £24.84 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.51% -14.00% +3.52%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.96 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.85% -18.00% -

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 18 July 2019.

Contractor daily 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 18 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 +159 222 £575 +4.55% 83
London +100 153 £575 +4.55% 57
UK excluding London +110 75 £550 +4.76% 27
North of England +73 36 £625 +38.12% 8
North West +35 22 £588 +29.83% 6
South East +36 14 £619 +17.86% 8
North East +29 8 £650 +18.18%
Northern Ireland - 8 £575 -
Yorkshire +32 7 £525 +16.67% 2
South West -9 7 £575 - 4
East of England +15 5 £500 -4.76% 5
Midlands - 3 £500 - 1
Wales - 3 £525 -
West Midlands - 3 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 193 (82.13%) DevOps
2 123 (52.34%) Amazon AWS
3 113 (48.09%) Linux
4 102 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (41.70%) Terraform
6 89 (37.87%) Ansible
7 86 (36.60%) Python
8 81 (34.47%) Docker
9 77 (32.77%) Jenkins
9 77 (32.77%) Kubernetes
10 59 (25.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 59 (25.11%) Java
11 58 (24.68%) Configuration Management
12 55 (23.40%) Google Cloud Platform
13 52 (22.13%) Task Automation
14 50 (21.28%) Infrastructure as Code
15 49 (20.85%) Puppet
16 47 (20.00%) Software Engineering
17 42 (17.87%) Public Cloud
18 40 (17.02%) Google
19 37 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
20 36 (15.32%) Scrum
20 36 (15.32%) Cloud Native
21 33 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
22 32 (13.62%) Finance
23 31 (13.19%) Banking
23 31 (13.19%) Big Data
23 31 (13.19%) Go
24 29 (12.34%) Microservices
24 29 (12.34%) Prometheus

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 17 (7.23%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (4.26%) Apache Spark
3 8 (3.40%) Confluence
4 5 (2.13%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.70%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.28%) IIS
6 3 (1.28%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.85%) nginx
7 2 (0.85%) SAS
8 1 (0.43%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.43%) Apache
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.43%) Mendix
8 1 (0.43%) Mule
8 1 (0.43%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 123 (52.34%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (25.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (23.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 28 (11.91%) GitHub
5 23 (9.79%) AWS CloudFormation
6 22 (9.36%) Serverless
7 19 (8.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 17 (7.23%) AWS Lambda
8 17 (7.23%) PaaS
9 14 (5.96%) Amazon ECS
10 13 (5.53%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (5.53%) Amazon S3
11 12 (5.11%) Datadog
11 12 (5.11%) OpenShift
12 8 (3.40%) IaaS
12 8 (3.40%) Stackdriver
13 7 (2.98%) SaaS
14 6 (2.55%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (2.55%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (2.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.96%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.55%) VPN
3 4 (1.70%) Firewall
3 4 (1.70%) Network Security
4 3 (1.28%) DNS
4 3 (1.28%) Internet
5 2 (0.85%) HTTP
5 2 (0.85%) LAN
5 2 (0.85%) SSL
5 2 (0.85%) WAN
5 2 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.19%) Big Data
2 20 (8.51%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (6.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 16 (6.81%) SQL Server
4 15 (6.38%) NoSQL
5 14 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (5.53%) MongoDB
7 11 (4.68%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.98%) BigQuery
8 7 (2.98%) Couchbase
8 7 (2.98%) MySQL
8 7 (2.98%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.55%) Redis
10 5 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (2.13%) CouchDB
11 4 (1.70%) Amazon Aurora
11 4 (1.70%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.70%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.70%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 77 (32.77%) Jenkins
2 19 (8.09%) Git (software)
3 15 (6.38%) JIRA
4 14 (5.96%) GitLab
5 11 (4.68%) TeamCity
5 11 (4.68%) Travis CI
6 7 (2.98%) Maven
6 7 (2.98%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (2.55%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.70%) Bitbucket Server
8 4 (1.70%) JMeter
8 4 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.28%) Ant
9 3 (1.28%) CMake
9 3 (1.28%) GoCD
9 3 (1.28%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.28%) Subversion
9 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (13.62%) Finance
2 31 (13.19%) Banking
3 14 (5.96%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.40%) Retail
5 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.85%) Billing
6 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.43%) Automotive
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Law
7 1 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
7 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (48.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 103 (43.83%) Site Reliability Engineer
3 84 (35.74%) Site Engineer
4 19 (8.09%) Linux Engineer
5 16 (6.81%) Cloud Engineer
6 15 (6.38%) AWS Engineer
6 15 (6.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 15 (6.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 13 (5.53%) AWS DevOps
7 13 (5.53%) Senior DevOps
8 12 (5.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 10 (4.26%) Azure Engineer
10 10 (4.26%) Lead DevOps
11 9 (3.83%) Platform Engineer
12 8 (3.40%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 7 (2.98%) Lead DevOps Engineer
14 6 (2.55%) Software Engineer
15 5 (2.13%) Architect
15 5 (2.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.91%) Kafka
2 24 (10.21%) Elastic Stack
3 22 (9.36%) Web Services
4 16 (6.81%) RESTful
5 15 (6.38%) .NET
6 11 (4.68%) Node.js
7 5 (2.13%) Spring Boot
7 5 (2.13%) YAML
8 4 (1.70%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.70%) Entity Framework
8 4 (1.70%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.70%) Redux
8 4 (1.70%) Velocity
9 3 (1.28%) Apache Flex
10 2 (0.85%) .NET Core
10 2 (0.85%) Apache Avro
10 2 (0.85%) Java EE
10 2 (0.85%) LAMP
10 2 (0.85%) React
10 2 (0.85%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.87%) Public Cloud
2 36 (15.32%) Cloud Native
3 18 (7.66%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (4.68%) Device Driver
5 7 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.70%) Online Banking
6 4 (1.70%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.28%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.85%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.85%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.43%) Clustering
9 1 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 113 (48.09%) Linux
2 25 (10.64%) Unix
3 20 (8.51%) CentOS
4 19 (8.09%) Ubuntu
5 16 (6.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (6.81%) Windows
6 4 (1.70%) Solaris
7 3 (1.28%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.85%) AIX
8 2 (0.85%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.43%) Android
9 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (82.13%) DevOps
2 102 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (24.68%) Configuration Management
4 52 (22.13%) Task Automation
5 50 (21.28%) Infrastructure as Code
6 47 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 37 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (15.32%) Scrum
9 29 (12.34%) Continuous Improvement
9 29 (12.34%) Microservices
10 27 (11.49%) Kanban
11 25 (10.64%) ITIL
12 20 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
12 20 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (7.66%) Change Management
15 17 (7.23%) Test Automation
16 16 (6.81%) Deployment Automation
16 16 (6.81%) High Availability
17 15 (6.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 86 (36.60%) Python
2 59 (25.11%) Java
3 31 (13.19%) Go
4 27 (11.49%) Bash Shell
5 21 (8.94%) C#
6 19 (8.09%) SQL
7 18 (7.66%) Ruby
8 17 (7.23%) JavaScript
9 14 (5.96%) C++
10 13 (5.53%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.40%) Perl
12 7 (2.98%) Scala
13 6 (2.55%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.70%) ANSI SQL
14 4 (1.70%) C
14 4 (1.70%) Java 8
15 3 (1.28%) Korn
16 2 (0.85%) Groovy
16 2 (0.85%) PHP
16 2 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.66%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.11%) Degree
4 8 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.55%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.98%) QA
2 5 (2.13%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) COBIT
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 81 (34.47%) Docker
2 3 (1.28%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.28%) HDFS
3 2 (0.85%) Ceph
3 2 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.43%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 98 (41.70%) Terraform
2 89 (37.87%) Ansible
3 77 (32.77%) Kubernetes
4 49 (20.85%) Puppet
5 33 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (12.34%) Prometheus
7 22 (9.36%) Nagios
8 19 (8.09%) Salt
9 18 (7.66%) Grafana
10 11 (4.68%) Icinga
10 11 (4.68%) Kibana
11 8 (3.40%) logstash
12 7 (2.98%) Mesos
13 5 (2.13%) Marathon
14 4 (1.70%) Control-M
14 4 (1.70%) Packer
14 4 (1.70%) SCCM
15 3 (1.28%) Consul
15 3 (1.28%) Juju
16 2 (0.85%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 40 (17.02%) Google
2 24 (10.21%) Red Hat
3 18 (7.66%) New Relic
4 11 (4.68%) Oracle
5 10 (4.26%) Microsoft
6 9 (3.83%) Splunk
7 7 (2.98%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.98%) VMware
8 5 (2.13%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.28%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.28%) SAP
10 2 (0.85%) Adobe
10 2 (0.85%) Aruba
10 2 (0.85%) Cisco
10 2 (0.85%) Citrix
10 2 (0.85%) F5
10 2 (0.85%) hybris
10 2 (0.85%) Juniper
10 2 (0.85%) NetApp
10 2 (0.85%) Virgin Media