Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 139 150
Rank change year-on-year +56 +11 +19
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 110 42 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.31% 0.91% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 0.96% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 33 18
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £460 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.13% -1.08% +21.97%
10th Percentile £400 £380 £306
90th Percentile £625 £525 £519
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £61.25 £51.00 £50.50
% change year-on-year +20.10% +0.99% -

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 4,539 4,388 5,038
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 94.67% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,834 2,694 2,813
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £235 £213 £223
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 209 173
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +11.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.25 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +14 38 £530 +16.16% 2
Birmingham +6 37 £519 +3.75% 10
Coventry +15 24 £500 +17.65% 1
Staffordshire +4 2 £425 +6.25% 1
Warwickshire -3 1 £500 +20.48%
Worcestershire - 1 £550 -
Solihull - 1 £400 - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £500 -
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 110 (100.00%) DevOps
2 76 (69.09%) Linux
3 70 (63.64%) Puppet
4 68 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (60.91%) Amazon AWS
6 64 (58.18%) Jenkins
7 63 (57.27%) Ansible
8 57 (51.82%) Git (software)
9 56 (50.91%) Microsoft Azure
10 47 (42.73%) Configuration Management
11 45 (40.91%) Python
12 37 (33.64%) Windows
12 37 (33.64%) Sonatype Nexus
13 36 (32.73%) Terraform
13 36 (32.73%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (29.09%) Subversion
14 32 (29.09%) Open Source
15 30 (27.27%) Docker
16 29 (26.36%) Opscode Chef
16 29 (26.36%) Red Hat
17 28 (25.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 25 (22.73%) Middleware
18 25 (22.73%) Test Automation
19 24 (21.82%) SQL
19 24 (21.82%) Cloud Computing
19 24 (21.82%) Scrum
19 24 (21.82%) Deployment Automation
20 23 (20.91%) Maven
21 22 (20.00%) JIRA
22 21 (19.09%) 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 18 (16.36%) Confluence
2 10 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.18%) Apache
3 9 (8.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (6.36%) IIS
5 6 (5.45%) nginx
6 4 (3.64%) JBoss
7 1 (0.91%) Jetty
7 1 (0.91%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.91%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 67 (60.91%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (50.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (21.82%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (10.91%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (10.00%) Amazon S3
6 10 (9.09%) IaaS
6 10 (9.09%) SaaS
7 9 (8.18%) PaaS
7 9 (8.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (6.36%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (5.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (4.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (4.55%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (4.55%) Route 53
10 5 (4.55%) Serverless
11 4 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (2.73%) GitHub
13 2 (1.82%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.91%) HTTP
2 8 (7.27%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.36%) SSL
4 4 (3.64%) DNS
4 4 (3.64%) OpenLDAP
4 4 (3.64%) OpenVPN
4 4 (3.64%) SSH
5 2 (1.82%) DSL
5 2 (1.82%) SMS
6 1 (0.91%) Firewall
6 1 (0.91%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.91%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (8.18%) Oracle Database
3 9 (8.18%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (4.55%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.64%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.73%) MySQL
6 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.82%) Big Data
7 2 (1.82%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 64 (58.18%) Jenkins
2 57 (51.82%) Git (software)
3 37 (33.64%) Sonatype Nexus
4 32 (29.09%) Subversion
5 23 (20.91%) Maven
6 22 (20.00%) JIRA
7 14 (12.73%) GitLab
8 12 (10.91%) Visual Studio
9 8 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (7.27%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (4.55%) SonarQube
11 4 (3.64%) Ant
11 4 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (3.64%) Bitbucket
11 4 (3.64%) JMeter
11 4 (3.64%) JUnit
11 4 (3.64%) Liquibase
11 4 (3.64%) Selenium
11 4 (3.64%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.82%) Artifactory
General
1 6 (5.45%) Retail
2 3 (2.73%) Finance
3 2 (1.82%) Games
4 1 (0.91%) Marketing
4 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.73%) Middleware
2 20 (18.18%) .NET
3 14 (12.73%) Software Packaging
4 9 (8.18%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (7.27%) JSON
5 8 (7.27%) Web Services
6 4 (3.64%) MCollective
6 4 (3.64%) REST
6 4 (3.64%) Sensu
7 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.73%) Node.js
8 2 (1.82%) J2EE
8 2 (1.82%) LAMP
8 2 (1.82%) Memcached
8 2 (1.82%) RESTful
9 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.91%) Kafka
9 1 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (8.18%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.55%) PKI
4 4 (3.64%) Cloud Native
4 4 (3.64%) DataPower
4 4 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.73%) User Experience
6 2 (1.82%) FMCG
6 2 (1.82%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.82%) Social Media
7 1 (0.91%) CMDB
7 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.91%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 76 (69.09%) Linux
2 37 (33.64%) Windows
3 28 (25.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (7.27%) Windows Server
5 6 (5.45%) Unix
6 5 (4.55%) CentOS
6 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.91%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (100.00%) DevOps
2 68 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (42.73%) Configuration Management
4 36 (32.73%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (29.09%) Open Source
6 25 (22.73%) Test Automation
7 24 (21.82%) Deployment Automation
7 24 (21.82%) Scrum
8 19 (17.27%) Task Automation
9 15 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (13.64%) Migration
10 13 (11.82%) TDD
11 12 (10.91%) Kanban
12 10 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (9.09%) SOA
13 9 (8.18%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (8.18%) SDLC
13 9 (8.18%) Server Virtualisation
14 8 (7.27%) OO
14 8 (7.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (40.91%) Python
2 24 (21.82%) SQL
3 21 (19.09%) Perl
4 20 (18.18%) Bash Shell
5 18 (16.36%) PowerShell
6 16 (14.55%) C#
7 12 (10.91%) Java
8 11 (10.00%) Ruby
9 9 (8.18%) Shell Script
9 9 (8.18%) T-SQL
10 5 (4.55%) Groovy
10 5 (4.55%) PHP
11 3 (2.73%) C
12 2 (1.82%) C++
13 1 (0.91%) Go
13 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.82%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.91%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) GCP
2 2 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (27.27%) Docker
2 6 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.64%) Postfix
4 4 (3.64%) Squid
4 4 (3.64%) vCloud
5 1 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.91%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 70 (63.64%) Puppet
2 63 (57.27%) Ansible
3 36 (32.73%) Terraform
4 29 (26.36%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (15.45%) Kubernetes
6 14 (12.73%) ZABBIX
7 13 (11.82%) logstash
8 9 (8.18%) Kibana
8 9 (8.18%) Salt
9 5 (4.55%) Automic
9 5 (4.55%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (4.55%) Nagios
9 5 (4.55%) Sysdig
9 5 (4.55%) WSUS
10 4 (3.64%) Graylog
10 4 (3.64%) Rancher
10 4 (3.64%) Rsyslog
10 4 (3.64%) Rundeck
10 4 (3.64%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (3.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (26.36%) Red Hat
2 18 (16.36%) Microsoft
3 15 (13.64%) Oracle
4 6 (5.45%) SaltStack
5 5 (4.55%) VMware
6 4 (3.64%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.64%) CA
6 4 (3.64%) Google
6 4 (3.64%) IBM
6 4 (3.64%) Micro Focus
6 4 (3.64%) Serena
6 4 (3.64%) Sonatype
6 4 (3.64%) Splunk
6 4 (3.64%) Teradata
7 1 (0.91%) Delphix
7 1 (0.91%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.91%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.91%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.91%) SAP