Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 67 79
Rank change year-on-year -6 +12 +8
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 40 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.50% 2.19% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 2.25% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 20
Wales median daily rate £513 £475 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +4.11% +16.99%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £336
90th Percentile £628 £575 £523
UK median daily rate £550 £515 £500
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £39.88
% change year-on-year -29.29% +24.14% -27.50%

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 1,576 1,109 1,341
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.44% 97.20% 97.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,099 750 887
Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +12.36%
10th Percentile £275 £170 £204
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 74 85
Wales median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +29.63% +5.88%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £10.18
90th Percentile £37.20 £56.88 £72.25
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
% change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -14 34 £513 +6.77% 6
West Wales +6 3 £513 +7.89% 1
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 40 (100.00%) DevOps
2 23 (57.50%) Jenkins
3 19 (47.50%) Ansible
3 19 (47.50%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (42.50%) Docker
5 16 (40.00%) Linux
5 16 (40.00%) Python
6 15 (37.50%) Java
7 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (32.50%) Puppet
8 12 (30.00%) Git (software)
8 12 (30.00%) Terraform
9 11 (27.50%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (27.50%) Perl
10 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 10 (25.00%) Kubernetes
11 9 (22.50%) Confluence
11 9 (22.50%) JIRA
12 8 (20.00%) Maven
12 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
12 8 (20.00%) Ant
12 8 (20.00%) JBoss
12 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (17.50%) Bash Shell
13 7 (17.50%) OpenShift
13 7 (17.50%) HTTP
13 7 (17.50%) Scrum
13 7 (17.50%) SonarQube
13 7 (17.50%) Continuous Delivery

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 (22.50%) Confluence
2 8 (20.00%) JBoss
3 6 (15.00%) Apache
4 4 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.50%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.50%) FileNet
5 1 (2.50%) IIS
5 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (47.50%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (17.50%) OpenShift
4 4 (10.00%) IaaS
4 4 (10.00%) PaaS
5 3 (7.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (7.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (5.00%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (5.00%) GitHub
6 2 (5.00%) Heroku
6 2 (5.00%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (2.50%) NuGet
7 1 (2.50%) Office 365
7 1 (2.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) HTTP
2 5 (12.50%) Internet
3 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.50%) OpenVPN
4 3 (7.50%) VPN
5 2 (5.00%) Firewall
5 2 (5.00%) SSH
5 2 (5.00%) tcpdump
6 1 (2.50%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (7.50%) Big Data
3 2 (5.00%) Amazon Aurora
3 2 (5.00%) Apache Hive
3 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.50%) Event Store
4 1 (2.50%) GIS
4 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (57.50%) Jenkins
2 12 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (22.50%) JIRA
4 8 (20.00%) Ant
4 8 (20.00%) Maven
5 7 (17.50%) SonarQube
6 6 (15.00%) Subversion
7 5 (12.50%) Bitbucket
7 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (10.00%) Hudson
8 4 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (5.00%) Artifactory
9 2 (5.00%) CF BOSH
9 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (2.50%) Chocolatey
10 1 (2.50%) GitLab
10 1 (2.50%) Gradle
10 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (2.50%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) YAML
2 5 (12.50%) Middleware
3 3 (7.50%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (5.00%) .NET
4 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.00%) JSON
4 2 (5.00%) SOAP
4 2 (5.00%) Web Services
4 2 (5.00%) WSDL
4 2 (5.00%) XML
5 1 (2.50%) Dropwizard
5 1 (2.50%) LDAP
5 1 (2.50%) Node.js
5 1 (2.50%) Play Framework
5 1 (2.50%) React
5 1 (2.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Cloud Native
1 2 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Unix
3 4 (10.00%) Windows
4 3 (7.50%) Ubuntu
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (100.00%) DevOps
2 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (17.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (17.50%) Scrum
5 5 (12.50%) Process Improvement
6 4 (10.00%) Change Control
6 4 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
6 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (7.50%) Build Automation
7 3 (7.50%) Kanban
7 3 (7.50%) Runbook
7 3 (7.50%) SDLC
7 3 (7.50%) Server Management
7 3 (7.50%) SOA
8 2 (5.00%) ETL
8 2 (5.00%) Pair Programming
8 2 (5.00%) TDD
8 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) Python
2 15 (37.50%) Java
3 11 (27.50%) Perl
4 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (17.50%) Bash Shell
6 6 (15.00%) Groovy
7 3 (7.50%) C#
7 3 (7.50%) Java 8
7 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.50%) Ruby
7 3 (7.50%) SQL
8 2 (5.00%) Java 9
8 2 (5.00%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) Docker
2 2 (5.00%) iptables
3 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) NFS
3 1 (2.50%) Postfix
3 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (47.50%) Ansible
2 13 (32.50%) Puppet
3 12 (30.00%) Terraform
4 11 (27.50%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (25.00%) Kubernetes
6 3 (7.50%) Rundeck
7 2 (5.00%) Kibana
7 2 (5.00%) logstash
8 1 (2.50%) Nagios
8 1 (2.50%) Packer
8 1 (2.50%) SCCM
8 1 (2.50%) SCOM
8 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
8 1 (2.50%) SCSM
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) AppDynamics
2 5 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 5 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.50%) Google
3 3 (7.50%) VMware
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle
4 2 (5.00%) Remedy
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.50%) ESRI
5 1 (2.50%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) New Relic
5 1 (2.50%) Splunk