Period
to 10 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 53 69
Rank change year-on-year -9 +16 +43
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 54 181 159
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.92% 3.90% 3.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.07% 4.12% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 124 115
Median daily rate £475 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76% +7.69%
10th Percentile £325 £413 £414
90th Percentile £575 £635 £588
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £66.50
% change year-on-year -26.32% -28.57% +42.25%

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 1,761 4,393 4,879
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 94.70% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,038 2,814 2,960
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £213 £245 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 144 210
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.60 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +17.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £10.73
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.82 £35.08
Median hourly rate £22.67 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +13.36% +6.95% -

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands

DevOps Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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 10 July 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
Birmingham -5 16 £475 -2.56% 10
Coventry +9 12 £500 +5.26% 4
Shropshire -6 11 £475 -15.18% 5
Wolverhampton +4 8 £550 +20.22%
Warwickshire - 4 £350 -
Solihull +11 3 £475 -
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 54 (100.00%) DevOps
2 43 (79.63%) Azure
3 26 (48.15%) PowerShell
4 25 (46.30%) Terraform
5 19 (35.19%) Security Cleared
6 18 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 18 (33.33%) Kubernetes
7 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (27.78%) Linux
9 13 (24.07%) Ansible
9 13 (24.07%) Docker
10 12 (22.22%) AWS
11 11 (20.37%) Jenkins
11 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
12 10 (18.52%) Java
12 10 (18.52%) PaaS
12 10 (18.52%) Git (software)
13 9 (16.67%) Puppet
13 9 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
14 8 (14.81%) Python
14 8 (14.81%) Scrum
14 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (12.96%) Windows
15 7 (12.96%) Configuration Management
15 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (12.96%) Continuous Delivery
16 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
16 6 (11.11%) IaaS
16 6 (11.11%) C#

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 3 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.70%) Confluence
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) Documentum
3 1 (1.85%) nginx
3 1 (1.85%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 43 (79.63%) Azure
2 12 (22.22%) AWS
3 10 (18.52%) PaaS
4 6 (11.11%) IaaS
5 5 (9.26%) GitHub
5 5 (9.26%) SaaS
6 4 (7.41%) Power Platform
7 3 (5.56%) Monitis
8 2 (3.70%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (3.70%) Azure Functions
8 2 (3.70%) Google Analytics
8 2 (3.70%) Logic Apps
8 2 (3.70%) Serverless
9 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.85%) Office 365
9 1 (1.85%) Route 53
9 1 (1.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) DNS
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
1 1 (1.85%) Network Security
1 1 (1.85%) SSL
1 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) Azure SQL Database
1 4 (7.41%) Power BI
2 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) Big Data
3 2 (3.70%) Data Lake
3 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.85%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) Jenkins
2 10 (18.52%) Git (software)
3 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.56%) Apache Archiva
5 3 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (5.56%) Gradle
5 3 (5.56%) Maven
6 2 (3.70%) Bitbucket
6 2 (3.70%) JIRA
6 2 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (3.70%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.85%) GitLab
7 1 (1.85%) Hudson
7 1 (1.85%) Selenium
7 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (9.26%) Public Sector
2 1 (1.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Marketing
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) .NET
2 5 (9.26%) Node.js
3 3 (5.56%) JSON
3 3 (5.56%) Web Services
3 3 (5.56%) XML
4 2 (3.70%) ADO
4 2 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (3.70%) React
4 2 (3.70%) REST
5 1 (1.85%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.85%) RAML
5 1 (1.85%) Swagger
5 1 (1.85%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.78%) Linux
2 7 (12.96%) Windows
3 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.85%) CentOS
4 1 (1.85%) Unix
4 1 (1.85%) VMS
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (100.00%) DevOps
2 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
4 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (14.81%) Scrum
5 7 (12.96%) Configuration Management
5 7 (12.96%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure as Code
7 5 (9.26%) Kanban
7 5 (9.26%) Microservices
7 5 (9.26%) Migration
8 4 (7.41%) Analytics
8 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (5.56%) CRM
9 3 (5.56%) TDD
10 2 (3.70%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 26 (48.15%) PowerShell
2 10 (18.52%) Java
3 8 (14.81%) Python
4 6 (11.11%) C#
4 6 (11.11%) SQL
5 4 (7.41%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.56%) Go
7 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (35.19%) Security Cleared
2 18 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) Docker
2 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (46.30%) Terraform
2 18 (33.33%) Kubernetes
3 13 (24.07%) Ansible
4 9 (16.67%) Puppet
5 5 (9.26%) Grafana
5 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (7.41%) Prometheus
7 3 (5.56%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (5.56%) Kibana
8 2 (3.70%) Consul
8 2 (3.70%) Packer
9 1 (1.85%) Graphite
9 1 (1.85%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.85%) Nagios
9 1 (1.85%) Rancher
9 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.70%) Databricks
3 2 (3.70%) Google
3 2 (3.70%) Tableau
4 1 (1.85%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.85%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.85%) New Relic
4 1 (1.85%) Pega
4 1 (1.85%) Splunk
4 1 (1.85%) VMware
4 1 (1.85%) WSO2