Period
to 24 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 24 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.

Lead Development Operations Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 176 194
Rank change year-on-year +2 +18 -
Contract jobs requiring a Lead DevOps Engineer 9 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.087% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.092% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £500 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +28.21% -
10th Percentile £475 £469 £370
90th Percentile £600 £500 £410
England median daily rate £600 £575 £525
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £75.00 -

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 4,570 4,339 5,001
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 94.70% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,840 2,666 2,790
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 £222
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 174 206 170
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.25 £37.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

Lead DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands

Lead 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 Lead DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands

Lead DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands

Lead 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 Lead DevOps Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 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 -5 7 £550 +18.92%
Birmingham -26 1 £500 -
Lead DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, Lead 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 Lead DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) JIRA
1 9 (100.00%) Puppet
1 9 (100.00%) DevOps
2 8 (88.89%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (88.89%) Jenkins
2 8 (88.89%) Git (software)
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Configuration Management
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 6 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (66.67%) Confluence
4 5 (55.56%) Server Virtualisation
4 5 (55.56%) SDLC
4 5 (55.56%) Task Automation
4 5 (55.56%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (55.56%) Deployment Automation
4 5 (55.56%) Open Source
4 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (55.56%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (55.56%) ZABBIX
4 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
4 5 (55.56%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
4 5 (55.56%) Python
4 5 (55.56%) SOA
4 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
4 5 (55.56%) Middleware

Lead 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 (66.67%) Confluence
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (55.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) JIRA
2 8 (88.89%) Git (software)
2 8 (88.89%) Jenkins
2 8 (88.89%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (55.56%) Maven
3 5 (55.56%) Subversion
4 4 (44.44%) GitLab
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Middleware
2 3 (33.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (11.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) DevOps
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Configuration Management
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) Deployment Automation
3 5 (55.56%) Kanban
3 5 (55.56%) Open Source
3 5 (55.56%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (55.56%) SDLC
3 5 (55.56%) Server Virtualisation
3 5 (55.56%) SOA
3 5 (55.56%) Task Automation
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Perl
1 5 (55.56%) Python
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (100.00%) Puppet
2 5 (55.56%) ZABBIX
3 4 (44.44%) Ansible
3 4 (44.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
1 5 (55.56%) Red Hat