Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 95 126
Rank change year-on-year +18 +31 +44
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 147 92 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.89% 1.99% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% 2.10% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 68 61
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £363
90th Percentile £588 £600 £531
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.75 £49.50 £39.88
% change year-on-year -11.62% +24.14% -33.54%

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 4,803 4,389 5,841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.71% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,923 2,758 3,483
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £231 £213 £235
90th Percentile £575 £544 £540
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 192 225
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +8.02% -11.76%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.32 £10.00
90th Percentile £32.68 £50.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 October 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 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
Shropshire -23 54 £528 -4.09% 7
Birmingham +5 32 £500 +5.26% 16
Coventry -8 25 £450 -14.29% 8
Warwickshire +12 7 £419 - 3
Solihull - 7 £450 - 2
Staffordshire -7 2 - - 2
Wolverhampton -4 1 £495 +10.00%
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Midlands region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 147 (100.00%) DevOps
2 79 (53.74%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (53.74%) Linux
3 73 (49.66%) Puppet
4 69 (46.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 65 (44.22%) Ansible
5 65 (44.22%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (43.54%) Windows
7 52 (35.37%) Docker
8 48 (32.65%) Jenkins
9 47 (31.97%) Python
10 42 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (27.89%) Configuration Management
12 38 (25.85%) Git (software)
13 37 (25.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 36 (24.49%) Cloud Computing
15 33 (22.45%) Microsoft
16 32 (21.77%) Perl
16 32 (21.77%) Terraform
17 30 (20.41%) Deployment Automation
18 29 (19.73%) Middleware
18 29 (19.73%) PowerShell
19 28 (19.05%) Subversion
19 28 (19.05%) Maven
19 28 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
20 27 (18.37%) Red Hat
21 26 (17.69%) .NET
21 26 (17.69%) Enterprise Software
22 25 (17.01%) Sonatype Nexus
22 25 (17.01%) Task Automation

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 8 (5.44%) Confluence
2 5 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.04%) Apache
4 3 (2.04%) nginx
4 3 (2.04%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.36%) CMS
5 2 (1.36%) Drupal
5 2 (1.36%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.36%) WordPress
6 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.68%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 79 (53.74%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (46.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (24.49%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (15.65%) PaaS
5 20 (13.61%) IaaS
6 17 (11.56%) SaaS
7 11 (7.48%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (7.48%) Route 53
8 10 (6.80%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (6.80%) Amazon S3
9 6 (4.08%) GitHub
10 4 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (2.04%) Office 365
11 3 (2.04%) OpenShift
11 3 (2.04%) Serverless
12 2 (1.36%) Linode
13 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.68%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) SSH
2 3 (2.04%) Firewall
3 2 (1.36%) DHCP
3 2 (1.36%) DNS
3 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.36%) VPN
4 1 (0.68%) DSL
4 1 (0.68%) Internet
4 1 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.48%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (4.08%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.40%) MySQL
5 2 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.36%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.68%) Big Data
6 1 (0.68%) Bigtable
6 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (32.65%) Jenkins
2 38 (25.85%) Git (software)
3 28 (19.05%) Maven
3 28 (19.05%) Subversion
4 25 (17.01%) Sonatype Nexus
5 19 (12.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (12.93%) Visual Studio
6 13 (8.84%) JIRA
6 13 (8.84%) Visual Studio Team System
7 11 (7.48%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.72%) CircleCI
8 4 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (2.72%) Selenium
9 3 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.04%) GitLab
9 3 (2.04%) Gradle
9 3 (2.04%) HP UFT
9 3 (2.04%) NDepend
9 3 (2.04%) SonarQube
9 3 (2.04%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (3.40%) Automotive
2 3 (2.04%) Finance
2 3 (2.04%) Marketing
2 3 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (0.68%) Back Office
3 1 (0.68%) Electronics
3 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.68%) Law
3 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (19.73%) Middleware
2 26 (17.69%) .NET
3 13 (8.84%) Web Services
4 11 (7.48%) JSON
5 6 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (2.72%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.04%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.04%) Sensu
7 3 (2.04%) Spring
7 3 (2.04%) Symfony
8 2 (1.36%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.36%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.36%) LAMP
8 2 (1.36%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (1.36%) React
8 2 (1.36%) RESTful
8 2 (1.36%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.68%) COM
9 1 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.69%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (11.56%) Public Cloud
3 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.36%) Replication
5 2 (1.36%) User Experience
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 79 (53.74%) Linux
2 64 (43.54%) Windows
3 37 (25.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (13.61%) Windows Server
5 16 (10.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) Unix
7 1 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (100.00%) DevOps
2 65 (44.22%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (27.89%) Configuration Management
5 30 (20.41%) Deployment Automation
6 25 (17.01%) Task Automation
7 23 (15.65%) Scrum
8 21 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 20 (13.61%) Kanban
9 20 (13.61%) Open Source
10 14 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (9.52%) SOA
11 12 (8.16%) Migration
12 10 (6.80%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (6.12%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (6.12%) SDLC
14 8 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
14 8 (5.44%) TDD
15 7 (4.76%) Mentoring
15 7 (4.76%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 47 (31.97%) Python
2 32 (21.77%) Perl
3 29 (19.73%) PowerShell
4 22 (14.97%) C#
5 17 (11.56%) SQL
6 15 (10.20%) Bash Shell
7 14 (9.52%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.08%) Java
8 6 (4.08%) Ruby
9 5 (3.40%) PHP
9 5 (3.40%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.04%) Groovy
12 2 (1.36%) Scala
13 1 (0.68%) Go
Qualifications
1 20 (13.61%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.72%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.04%) BC Cleared
4 3 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.68%) Degree
5 1 (0.68%) HNC
5 1 (0.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (35.37%) Docker
2 13 (8.84%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.36%) etcd
5 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 73 (49.66%) Puppet
2 65 (44.22%) Ansible
3 32 (21.77%) Terraform
4 28 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (12.24%) Kubernetes
6 16 (10.88%) ZABBIX
7 13 (8.84%) WSUS
8 4 (2.72%) Salt
9 3 (2.04%) Kibana
9 3 (2.04%) logstash
10 2 (1.36%) Consul
10 2 (1.36%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (1.36%) Nagios
10 2 (1.36%) Packer
11 1 (0.68%) QRadar
11 1 (0.68%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 27 (18.37%) Red Hat
3 10 (6.80%) Oracle
4 9 (6.12%) Google
5 4 (2.72%) IBM
6 3 (2.04%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.04%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.36%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.36%) Splunk
8 1 (0.68%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.68%) VMware