Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 July 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 107 139
Rank change year-on-year +40 +32 +43
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 159 70 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.08% 1.60% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.25% 1.68% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 57 53
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +8.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £314
90th Percentile £595 £560 £498
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 £46.75 £48.50
% change year-on-year +39.04% -3.61% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,894 4,158 5,715
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.82% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,960 2,599 3,339
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £235 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 180 175
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.14% +15.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.30 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 July 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
Shropshire +4 54 £530 +0.95% 3
Coventry +18 43 £500 +5.26% 3
Birmingham -7 29 £530 +6.00% 4
Solihull - 6 £425 -
Warwickshire +2 4 £428 +5.56%
Wolverhampton - 2 £498 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £550 -
DevOps Engineer
England

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 West Midlands region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 159 (100.00%) DevOps
2 95 (59.75%) Linux
3 88 (55.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 86 (54.09%) Puppet
5 81 (50.94%) Amazon AWS
5 81 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (49.06%) Ansible
7 64 (40.25%) Windows
8 57 (35.85%) Jenkins
9 55 (34.59%) Python
10 53 (33.33%) Docker
11 48 (30.19%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (28.30%) Git (software)
13 43 (27.04%) Terraform
14 42 (26.42%) Cloud Computing
15 39 (24.53%) .NET
15 39 (24.53%) Microsoft
16 38 (23.90%) Configuration Management
17 36 (22.64%) PowerShell
17 36 (22.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 36 (22.64%) Opscode Chef
18 34 (21.38%) C#
19 31 (19.50%) Sonatype Nexus
20 30 (18.87%) Enterprise Software
20 30 (18.87%) SQL
20 30 (18.87%) SQL Server
20 30 (18.87%) Subversion
21 29 (18.24%) Middleware
21 29 (18.24%) Deployment Automation
22 28 (17.61%) Perl

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.14%) nginx
3 4 (2.52%) Confluence
3 4 (2.52%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.89%) Apache
4 3 (1.89%) IIS
4 3 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.89%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.63%) CMS
6 1 (0.63%) Drupal
6 1 (0.63%) Jetty
6 1 (0.63%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.63%) WildFly
6 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 88 (55.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (50.94%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (26.42%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (16.98%) PaaS
5 25 (15.72%) SaaS
6 24 (15.09%) IaaS
7 13 (8.18%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (8.18%) Amazon S3
8 12 (7.55%) Route 53
9 10 (6.29%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (5.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (2.52%) Serverless
12 3 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (1.89%) GitHub
12 3 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (1.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (1.26%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (1.26%) OpenShift
13 2 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.52%) HTTP
2 4 (2.52%) SSL
3 3 (1.89%) DSL
3 3 (1.89%) SSH
4 2 (1.26%) Firewall
4 2 (1.26%) SMS
5 1 (0.63%) DHCP
5 1 (0.63%) DNS
5 1 (0.63%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.92%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (3.14%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.52%) MySQL
4 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.89%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.26%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.26%) Redis
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.63%) Big Data
7 1 (0.63%) Bigtable
7 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 57 (35.85%) Jenkins
2 45 (28.30%) Git (software)
3 31 (19.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 30 (18.87%) Subversion
5 26 (16.35%) Visual Studio
6 24 (15.09%) Maven
7 18 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (8.18%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (4.40%) JIRA
10 3 (1.89%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.89%) CircleCI
10 3 (1.89%) GitLab
10 3 (1.89%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.26%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.26%) Gradle
11 2 (1.26%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.63%) Axure RP
12 1 (0.63%) Grunt
12 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.63%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (2.52%) Retail
2 3 (1.89%) Finance
3 2 (1.26%) Games
3 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.63%) Electronics
4 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.63%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (24.53%) .NET
2 29 (18.24%) Middleware
3 14 (8.81%) Web Services
4 11 (6.92%) JSON
5 8 (5.03%) Software Packaging
6 5 (3.14%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (2.52%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.52%) Sensu
8 3 (1.89%) Node.js
8 3 (1.89%) RESTful
9 2 (1.26%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.26%) J2EE
9 2 (1.26%) Memcached
9 2 (1.26%) Spring
10 1 (0.63%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.63%) COM
10 1 (0.63%) Kafka
10 1 (0.63%) LAMP
10 1 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.87%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (13.21%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.52%) Cloud Native
3 4 (2.52%) User Experience
4 3 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.26%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.26%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.26%) Social Media
6 1 (0.63%) CMDB
6 1 (0.63%) NHS
6 1 (0.63%) PKI
6 1 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 95 (59.75%) Linux
2 64 (40.25%) Windows
3 36 (22.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (13.21%) Windows Server
5 17 (10.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.89%) Unix
7 1 (0.63%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (100.00%) DevOps
2 81 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (30.19%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (23.90%) Configuration Management
5 29 (18.24%) Deployment Automation
6 27 (16.98%) Open Source
6 27 (16.98%) Task Automation
7 16 (10.06%) Migration
7 16 (10.06%) Test Automation
8 15 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (7.55%) Scrum
10 10 (6.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (6.29%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (6.29%) Web Operations
11 9 (5.66%) Continuous Deployment
12 8 (5.03%) OO
13 7 (4.40%) Kanban
13 7 (4.40%) Mentoring
13 7 (4.40%) TDD
14 6 (3.77%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 55 (34.59%) Python
2 36 (22.64%) PowerShell
3 34 (21.38%) C#
4 30 (18.87%) SQL
5 28 (17.61%) Perl
6 23 (14.47%) Bash Shell
7 22 (13.84%) T-SQL
8 9 (5.66%) Java
9 7 (4.40%) Ruby
10 3 (1.89%) C
10 3 (1.89%) Groovy
10 3 (1.89%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.26%) C++
12 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.63%) PHP
12 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (16.98%) Security Cleared
2 22 (13.84%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.14%) AWS Certification
3 5 (3.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.89%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.26%) Degree
6 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.63%) HNC
6 1 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.89%) GCP
2 2 (1.26%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (33.33%) Docker
2 17 (10.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.63%) etcd
4 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 86 (54.09%) Puppet
2 78 (49.06%) Ansible
3 43 (27.04%) Terraform
4 36 (22.64%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (13.84%) Kubernetes
6 17 (10.69%) WSUS
7 5 (3.14%) Kibana
7 5 (3.14%) logstash
7 5 (3.14%) Salt
8 4 (2.52%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.26%) Consul
9 2 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (1.26%) Nagios
9 2 (1.26%) Packer
9 2 (1.26%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.63%) Automic
10 1 (0.63%) Grafana
10 1 (0.63%) Icinga
10 1 (0.63%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 39 (24.53%) Microsoft
2 26 (16.35%) Red Hat
3 8 (5.03%) Oracle
4 5 (3.14%) SaltStack
5 4 (2.52%) Google
6 3 (1.89%) IBM
6 3 (1.89%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.26%) VMware
8 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.63%) Delphix
8 1 (0.63%) Hortonworks