Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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.

Development Operations Engineer
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 63 78
Rank change year-on-year +14 +15 0
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 59 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.04% 2.31% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.14% 2.39% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 16
Wales median daily rate £525 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.78% +20.00%
10th Percentile £413 £217 £331
90th Percentile £638 £525 £520
UK median daily rate £530 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +3.41% +2.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 £47.25
% change year-on-year -21.35% -5.82% -14.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,424 1,171 1,135
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.60% 96.46% 97.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,007 804 716
Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £175 £205
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 97 88
Wales median hourly rate £12.49 £21.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.93% +56.36% +0.36%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.09
90th Percentile £30.00 £60.00 £57.25
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in Wales

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps Engineer in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in Wales

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in Wales over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in Wales

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. 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
South Wales +8 51 £525 +13.51% 11
West Wales +8 2 £513 +9.33%
DevOps Engineer
UK

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, DevOps 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 across the Wales region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 59 (100.00%) DevOps
2 31 (52.54%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (49.15%) Git (software)
4 29 (49.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 28 (47.46%) Jenkins
6 24 (40.68%) Docker
6 24 (40.68%) Python
7 23 (38.98%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (38.98%) Ansible
8 18 (30.51%) Continuous Delivery
9 17 (28.81%) Deployment Automation
9 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
10 16 (27.12%) Linux
10 16 (27.12%) SDLC
10 16 (27.12%) Microservices
11 15 (25.42%) Perl
12 14 (23.73%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
13 13 (22.03%) Puppet
14 12 (20.34%) Bash Shell
14 12 (20.34%) Java
14 12 (20.34%) Vulnerability Management
14 12 (20.34%) AWS Certification
14 12 (20.34%) Secure Coding
14 12 (20.34%) Terraform
14 12 (20.34%) Continuous Deployment
15 11 (18.64%) PowerShell
16 10 (16.95%) JIRA
16 10 (16.95%) SQL Server

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 9 (15.25%) Confluence
2 8 (13.56%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (10.17%) Apache
3 6 (10.17%) JBoss
4 4 (6.78%) Apache Spark
5 3 (5.08%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (3.39%) IIS
6 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.69%) Mule
7 1 (1.69%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (52.54%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (49.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (11.86%) GitHub
3 7 (11.86%) OpenShift
4 4 (6.78%) IaaS
4 4 (6.78%) PaaS
5 3 (5.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (5.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (3.39%) Heroku
6 2 (3.39%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.69%) NuGet
7 1 (1.69%) Office 365
7 1 (1.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) HTTP
2 6 (10.17%) Internet
3 4 (6.78%) DNS
3 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.78%) VPN
4 3 (5.08%) Firewall
4 3 (5.08%) OpenVPN
5 2 (3.39%) DSL
5 2 (3.39%) SSH
5 2 (3.39%) SSL
5 2 (3.39%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.08%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (3.39%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (3.39%) Big Data
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.69%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.69%) GIS
5 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (49.15%) Git (software)
2 28 (47.46%) Jenkins
3 10 (16.95%) JIRA
4 8 (13.56%) SonarQube
5 6 (10.17%) Artifactory
5 6 (10.17%) Maven
5 6 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (8.47%) Ant
6 5 (8.47%) Bitbucket
6 5 (8.47%) GitLab
7 4 (6.78%) Hudson
7 4 (6.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (6.78%) Subversion
8 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
9 2 (3.39%) CF BOSH
9 2 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (3.39%) Vagrant
9 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.69%) Chocolatey
10 1 (1.69%) Selenium
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Electronics
3 1 (1.69%) Games
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Marketing
3 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) Middleware
2 6 (10.17%) YAML
3 4 (6.78%) Play Framework
3 4 (6.78%) PySpark
3 4 (6.78%) REST
4 3 (5.08%) .NET
4 3 (5.08%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.69%) JSON
5 1 (1.69%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.69%) LDAP
5 1 (1.69%) React
5 1 (1.69%) SOAP
5 1 (1.69%) Web Services
5 1 (1.69%) WSDL
5 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.39%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Linux
2 6 (10.17%) Windows
3 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.08%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.39%) CentOS
5 2 (3.39%) Unix
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (100.00%) DevOps
2 30 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (38.98%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (30.51%) Continuous Delivery
5 17 (28.81%) Deployment Automation
6 16 (27.12%) Microservices
6 16 (27.12%) SDLC
7 12 (20.34%) Continuous Deployment
7 12 (20.34%) Secure Coding
7 12 (20.34%) Vulnerability Management
8 10 (16.95%) Configuration Management
9 9 (15.25%) Migration
9 9 (15.25%) Test Automation
10 8 (13.56%) Software Deployment
11 5 (8.47%) Process Improvement
11 5 (8.47%) Scrum
12 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 3 (5.08%) Runbook
13 3 (5.08%) Server Management
13 3 (5.08%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) Python
2 15 (25.42%) Perl
3 12 (20.34%) Bash Shell
3 12 (20.34%) Java
4 11 (18.64%) PowerShell
5 7 (11.86%) Groovy
6 5 (8.47%) C#
6 5 (8.47%) Scala
6 5 (8.47%) SQL
7 4 (6.78%) Ruby
8 2 (3.39%) Java 8
8 2 (3.39%) Java 9
9 1 (1.69%) C
9 1 (1.69%) C-shell
9 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
2 12 (20.34%) AWS Certification
3 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (5.08%) DBS Check
5 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.69%) GCP
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 24 (40.68%) Docker
2 2 (3.39%) iptables
3 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) etcd
3 1 (1.69%) flannel
3 1 (1.69%) NFS
3 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (38.98%) Ansible
2 14 (23.73%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (22.03%) Puppet
4 12 (20.34%) Terraform
5 9 (15.25%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.39%) Kibana
6 2 (3.39%) logstash
7 1 (1.69%) Nagios
7 1 (1.69%) Packer
7 1 (1.69%) rkt
7 1 (1.69%) Rundeck
7 1 (1.69%) SCCM
7 1 (1.69%) SCOM
7 1 (1.69%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.69%) SCSM
Vendors
1 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.86%) Red Hat
3 6 (10.17%) AppDynamics
4 5 (8.47%) Atlassian
4 5 (8.47%) Cloudera
5 4 (6.78%) Oracle
6 3 (5.08%) Google
6 3 (5.08%) VMware
7 2 (3.39%) Remedy
8 1 (1.69%) Citrix
8 1 (1.69%) ESRI
8 1 (1.69%) IBM
8 1 (1.69%) New Relic
8 1 (1.69%) SAP
8 1 (1.69%) Splunk