Period
to 24 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 136 157
Rank change year-on-year +46 +21 +8
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 100 55 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.12% 1.01% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 1.06% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 33 4
West Midlands median daily rate £488 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £381
90th Percentile £635 £550 £569
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.50 £51.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year -0.98% -15.00% -

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 4,468 5,169 4,635
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.64% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,791 3,098 2,599
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £208 £219 £225
90th Percentile £538 £541 £534
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 229 222
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +7.26%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.60 £10.33
90th Percentile £48.00 £36.65 £37.38
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.50

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 24 January 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 24 January 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
Birmingham +24 42 £488 -2.50% 5
Shropshire +26 34 £530 +32.33% 2
Coventry +9 10 £483 +4.32% 2
Staffordshire +12 3 £450 +12.50%
Warwickshire +8 3 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £450 -
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 100 (100.00%) DevOps
2 65 (65.00%) Puppet
2 65 (65.00%) Jenkins
3 64 (64.00%) Linux
4 63 (63.00%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
6 53 (53.00%) Git (software)
6 53 (53.00%) Ansible
7 49 (49.00%) Configuration Management
8 44 (44.00%) JIRA
9 38 (38.00%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (36.00%) Terraform
10 36 (36.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 34 (34.00%) Sonatype Nexus
12 33 (33.00%) Confluence
13 32 (32.00%) Scrum
14 31 (31.00%) Python
15 30 (30.00%) Windows
15 30 (30.00%) Docker
16 28 (28.00%) Test Automation
17 25 (25.00%) Subversion
18 23 (23.00%) Maven
19 21 (21.00%) Red Hat
20 20 (20.00%) Java
20 20 (20.00%) ZABBIX
20 20 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
21 19 (19.00%) Elasticsearch
21 19 (19.00%) Oracle
21 19 (19.00%) Middleware
21 19 (19.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 33 (33.00%) Confluence
2 19 (19.00%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (16.00%) Apache
4 14 (14.00%) Tomcat
5 10 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (9.00%) nginx
7 6 (6.00%) IIS
8 5 (5.00%) JBoss
9 1 (1.00%) Jetty
9 1 (1.00%) Mongrel
9 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (36.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (14.00%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (14.00%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (14.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 13 (13.00%) Amazon S3
5 12 (12.00%) Amazon ELB
6 11 (11.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (6.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 6 (6.00%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (6.00%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (5.00%) Route 53
10 3 (3.00%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (3.00%) Serverless
11 2 (2.00%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (2.00%) GitHub
11 2 (2.00%) PaaS
12 1 (1.00%) IaaS
12 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.00%) HTTP
2 12 (12.00%) DNS
3 8 (8.00%) OpenLDAP
3 8 (8.00%) OpenVPN
3 8 (8.00%) SSH
3 8 (8.00%) SSL
4 6 (6.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (2.00%) SMS
7 1 (1.00%) DHCP
7 1 (1.00%) IPv6
7 1 (1.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.00%) Amazon RDS
2 15 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 7 (7.00%) MySQL
5 6 (6.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (5.00%) MongoDB
7 4 (4.00%) Hadoop
7 4 (4.00%) RDBMS
7 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.00%) Big Data
8 2 (2.00%) Hazelcast
8 2 (2.00%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.00%) Redis
9 1 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 65 (65.00%) Jenkins
2 53 (53.00%) Git (software)
3 44 (44.00%) JIRA
4 34 (34.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 25 (25.00%) Subversion
6 23 (23.00%) Maven
7 15 (15.00%) GitLab
8 13 (13.00%) Bitbucket
9 10 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (9.00%) Ant
10 9 (9.00%) SonarQube
10 9 (9.00%) TeamCity
11 8 (8.00%) JUnit
11 8 (8.00%) Liquibase
11 8 (8.00%) Selenium
12 7 (7.00%) JMeter
13 4 (4.00%) Vagrant
14 3 (3.00%) GoCD
14 3 (3.00%) Octopus Deploy
15 2 (2.00%) git-flow
General
1 5 (5.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.00%) Retail
3 1 (1.00%) Automotive
3 1 (1.00%) Banking
3 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.00%) Middleware
2 15 (15.00%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (12.00%) Software Packaging
4 9 (9.00%) Web Services
5 8 (8.00%) MCollective
5 8 (8.00%) REST
6 6 (6.00%) .NET
7 5 (5.00%) JSON
7 5 (5.00%) Sensu
8 3 (3.00%) Node.js
9 2 (2.00%) LAMP
9 2 (2.00%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (2.00%) Memcached
9 2 (2.00%) RESTful
10 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.00%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (1.00%) JRuby
10 1 (1.00%) Kafka
10 1 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (1.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (8.00%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (4.00%) DataPower
3 4 (4.00%) PKI
3 4 (4.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.00%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.00%) FMCG
4 2 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.00%) Social Media
5 1 (1.00%) iPad
5 1 (1.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 64 (64.00%) Linux
2 30 (30.00%) Windows
3 19 (19.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (14.00%) CentOS
5 7 (7.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (5.00%) Unix
7 2 (2.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.00%) Debian
8 1 (1.00%) Fedora
8 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (100.00%) DevOps
2 63 (63.00%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (49.00%) Configuration Management
4 38 (38.00%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (32.00%) Scrum
6 28 (28.00%) Test Automation
7 18 (18.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 18 (18.00%) Open Source
8 14 (14.00%) Task Automation
9 13 (13.00%) Kanban
9 13 (13.00%) Load Balancing
10 12 (12.00%) SDLC
10 12 (12.00%) SOA
11 10 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
11 10 (10.00%) TDD
12 9 (9.00%) Coaching
12 9 (9.00%) Migration
13 8 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
13 8 (8.00%) Service Management
13 8 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (31.00%) Python
2 20 (20.00%) Java
3 15 (15.00%) Bash Shell
3 15 (15.00%) Perl
4 13 (13.00%) SQL
5 12 (12.00%) Ruby
6 10 (10.00%) PHP
6 10 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 10 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 8 (8.00%) Groovy
8 4 (4.00%) C#
9 2 (2.00%) Go
9 2 (2.00%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) GCP
2 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (30.00%) Docker
2 13 (13.00%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (8.00%) Postfix
3 8 (8.00%) Squid
3 8 (8.00%) vCloud
4 4 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.00%) KVM
5 1 (1.00%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 65 (65.00%) Puppet
2 53 (53.00%) Ansible
3 36 (36.00%) Terraform
4 20 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (20.00%) ZABBIX
5 17 (17.00%) logstash
6 16 (16.00%) Kubernetes
7 12 (12.00%) Kibana
8 8 (8.00%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (8.00%) Rancher
8 8 (8.00%) Rsyslog
8 8 (8.00%) Salt
8 8 (8.00%) Sysdig
9 7 (7.00%) Nagios
10 4 (4.00%) Consul
10 4 (4.00%) Graylog
10 4 (4.00%) Rundeck
10 4 (4.00%) Tivoli
11 3 (3.00%) collectd
11 3 (3.00%) Packer
Vendors
1 21 (21.00%) Red Hat
2 19 (19.00%) Oracle
3 13 (13.00%) VMware
4 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (10.00%) Atlassian
6 8 (8.00%) Sonatype
7 7 (7.00%) Google
8 5 (5.00%) Splunk
9 4 (4.00%) CA
9 4 (4.00%) IBM
9 4 (4.00%) Micro Focus
9 4 (4.00%) Rackspace
9 4 (4.00%) SaltStack
9 4 (4.00%) Serena
9 4 (4.00%) Teradata
10 3 (3.00%) WSO2
11 1 (1.00%) MuleSoft
11 1 (1.00%) New Relic
11 1 (1.00%) Perforce
11 1 (1.00%) Zend