Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 508 644 791
Rank change year-on-year +136 +147 +41
Contract jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 229 257 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.26% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.30% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 177 66
UK median daily rate £575 £525 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -1.87% -2.73%
10th Percentile £425 £375 £439
90th Percentile £709 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £456 £475
% change year-on-year +26.18% -4.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 58,423 86,674 87,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.03% 87.37% 86.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,759 57,281 58,508
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,925 2,262 2,145
UK median hourly rate £23.35 £23.86 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.13% +1.52% -3.73%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.25 £11.29
90th Percentile £53.17 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +3.11%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 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 +130 218 £575 +4.55% 146
UK excluding London +155 117 £575 +26.18% 42
London +40 105 £600 +9.09% 109
North of England +89 49 £600 +32.60% 16
North West +57 34 £550 +37.50% 5
South West +40 32 £591 +12.62% 3
South East +89 16 £566 +7.86% 11
Yorkshire +56 11 £675 +48.35% 8
Northern Ireland +20 8 £438 +16.67%
East of England +33 7 £450 -5.26% 2
North East - 5 £688 - 3
Midlands +58 4 £510 - 5
West Midlands +48 4 £510 - 3
Wales +22 1 £275 -26.67% 2

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 177 (77.29%) DevOps
2 127 (55.46%) Kubernetes
3 120 (52.40%) AWS
4 107 (46.72%) Terraform
5 99 (43.23%) Docker
6 92 (40.17%) Linux
7 81 (35.37%) Java
7 81 (35.37%) Infrastructure as Code
8 80 (34.93%) GCP
9 76 (33.19%) Azure
10 68 (29.69%) Python
11 67 (29.26%) Jenkins
12 55 (24.02%) Ansible
13 48 (20.96%) OpenShift
13 48 (20.96%) .NET
14 45 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
14 45 (19.65%) Google
15 42 (18.34%) Configuration Management
16 39 (17.03%) Puppet
17 36 (15.72%) Open Source
18 33 (14.41%) Prometheus
19 32 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
19 32 (13.97%) Microservices
20 30 (13.10%) HTTP
21 28 (12.23%) TCP/IP
22 27 (11.79%) Greenfield Project
23 26 (11.35%) Finance
24 25 (10.92%) Opscode Chef
24 25 (10.92%) Security Cleared
25 23 (10.04%) Microsoft

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 23 (10.04%) Apache
2 21 (9.17%) IIS
3 20 (8.73%) nginx
4 19 (8.30%) Tomcat
5 18 (7.86%) Jetty
5 18 (7.86%) Mongrel
5 18 (7.86%) WebSphere
6 8 (3.49%) Confluence
7 6 (2.62%) Apache Spark
8 5 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.31%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (1.31%) Luigi
10 1 (0.44%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 120 (52.40%) AWS
2 80 (34.93%) GCP
3 76 (33.19%) Azure
4 48 (20.96%) OpenShift
5 22 (9.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 18 (7.86%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (7.86%) Google App Engine
7 14 (6.11%) PaaS
7 14 (6.11%) Serverless
8 10 (4.37%) IaaS
9 9 (3.93%) Stackdriver
10 6 (2.62%) GitHub
10 6 (2.62%) SaaS
11 3 (1.31%) Amazon ECS
11 3 (1.31%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.31%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.44%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.10%) HTTP
2 28 (12.23%) TCP/IP
3 21 (9.17%) DHCP
3 21 (9.17%) DNS
4 20 (8.73%) FTP
4 20 (8.73%) IPsec
4 20 (8.73%) SSL
5 5 (2.18%) Firewall
6 4 (1.75%) VPN
7 2 (0.87%) MQTT
8 1 (0.44%) Internet
8 1 (0.44%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.62%) MongoDB
2 5 (2.18%) Big Data
2 5 (2.18%) BigQuery
2 5 (2.18%) NoSQL
2 5 (2.18%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.75%) MySQL
4 3 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (1.31%) Redis
5 2 (0.87%) DB2
5 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.87%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.44%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.44%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.44%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 67 (29.26%) Jenkins
2 18 (7.86%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.86%) Travis CI
3 16 (6.99%) GitLab
4 10 (4.37%) JIRA
5 9 (3.93%) Subversion
6 5 (2.18%) SonarQube
7 4 (1.75%) CircleCI
8 3 (1.31%) Maven
8 3 (1.31%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.31%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.87%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.44%) Gatling
10 1 (0.44%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.44%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.44%) Selenium
10 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (11.35%) Finance
2 20 (8.73%) Banking
3 16 (6.99%) Public Sector
4 4 (1.75%) Automotive
4 4 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.87%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.87%) Marketing
5 2 (0.87%) Retail
5 2 (0.87%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.44%) Front Office
6 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 93 (40.61%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 83 (36.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 79 (34.50%) Site Engineer
4 21 (9.17%) Azure Engineer
5 19 (8.30%) AWS Engineer
6 18 (7.86%) Senior DevOps
7 16 (6.99%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 13 (5.68%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 13 (5.68%) Python Engineer
9 12 (5.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 10 (4.37%) Reliability Engineer
11 9 (3.93%) Consultant
11 9 (3.93%) Java Engineer
12 8 (3.49%) DevOps Consultant
12 8 (3.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 7 (3.06%) AWS DevOps
13 7 (3.06%) Cloud Engineer
13 7 (3.06%) Head of Infrastructure
13 7 (3.06%) Head of IT
13 7 (3.06%) Head of IT Infrastructure
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (20.96%) .NET
2 21 (9.17%) J2EE
2 21 (9.17%) Node.js
3 18 (7.86%) Servlets
4 17 (7.42%) Web Services
5 14 (6.11%) Kafka
6 7 (3.06%) XML
7 6 (2.62%) JSON
7 6 (2.62%) REST
7 6 (2.62%) Spring Boot
7 6 (2.62%) XML Messaging
8 3 (1.31%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.31%) CSS
8 3 (1.31%) Pandas
8 3 (1.31%) scikit-learn
9 2 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.87%) HTML
9 2 (0.87%) React
10 1 (0.44%) Angular 2
10 1 (0.44%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.79%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (10.04%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.49%) Cloud Native
4 5 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.44%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.44%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.44%) Home Automation
7 1 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.44%) Smart Home
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 92 (40.17%) Linux
2 16 (6.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (6.55%) CentOS
3 15 (6.55%) Unix
4 13 (5.68%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.75%) Windows
6 2 (0.87%) Debian
7 1 (0.44%) AIX
7 1 (0.44%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.44%) OpenBSD
7 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (77.29%) DevOps
2 81 (35.37%) Infrastructure as Code
3 45 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (18.34%) Configuration Management
5 36 (15.72%) Open Source
6 32 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (13.97%) Microservices
7 21 (9.17%) Software Engineering
8 19 (8.30%) Migration
9 17 (7.42%) Architectural Design
10 16 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 16 (6.99%) Test Automation
11 13 (5.68%) Continuous Deployment
11 13 (5.68%) Deployment Automation
11 13 (5.68%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 13 (5.68%) Mentoring
11 13 (5.68%) Project Delivery
12 12 (5.24%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (5.24%) Release Management
12 12 (5.24%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 81 (35.37%) Java
2 68 (29.69%) Python
3 19 (8.30%) Go
4 17 (7.42%) Bash Shell
5 13 (5.68%) PowerShell
6 11 (4.80%) Ruby
7 6 (2.62%) C#
7 6 (2.62%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.18%) SQL
9 3 (1.31%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.87%) Clojure
10 2 (0.87%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.87%) Perl
10 2 (0.87%) Scala
11 1 (0.44%) Java 8
11 1 (0.44%) PHP
11 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.44%) Rust
11 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (10.92%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.24%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.31%) Degree
5 1 (0.44%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.44%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 99 (43.23%) Docker
2 18 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (7.86%) Xen
3 7 (3.06%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.44%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.44%) NFS
5 1 (0.44%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 127 (55.46%) Kubernetes
2 107 (46.72%) Terraform
3 55 (24.02%) Ansible
4 39 (17.03%) Puppet
5 33 (14.41%) Prometheus
6 25 (10.92%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (10.04%) Grafana
8 15 (6.55%) Nagios
9 4 (1.75%) Mesos
10 3 (1.31%) Opsgenie
11 2 (0.87%) Kibana
11 2 (0.87%) Packer
12 1 (0.44%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.44%) logstash
12 1 (0.44%) Marathon
12 1 (0.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (19.65%) Google
2 23 (10.04%) Microsoft
3 20 (8.73%) VMware
4 8 (3.49%) Oracle
5 7 (3.06%) AppDynamics
6 6 (2.62%) IBM
6 6 (2.62%) New Relic
6 6 (2.62%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.18%) Dynatrace
8 4 (1.75%) Splunk
9 3 (1.31%) CA
9 3 (1.31%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.87%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.87%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.87%) SAP
10 2 (0.87%) UiPath
11 1 (0.44%) Databricks
11 1 (0.44%) Facebook
11 1 (0.44%) NetApp
11 1 (0.44%) PagerDuty