Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 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.

Senior Development Operations Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 178 208
Rank change year-on-year -15 +30 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 15 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 4
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +31.25% -15.79%
10th Percentile £468 £443 £334
90th Percentile £618 £538 £523
England median daily rate £575 £546 £550
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.68% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £49.50 -

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 4,786 4,356 5,859
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.76% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,898 2,733 3,485
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £233 £213 £235
90th Percentile £575 £542 £540
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 203 224
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.34 £10.00
90th Percentile £31.60 £50.00 £39.28
England median hourly rate £18.35 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.87% +1.08% +4.11%

Senior DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands

Senior 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 Senior DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands.

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

Senior DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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

Senior 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 Senior DevOps Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 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
Coventry -10 6 £543 -
Birmingham 0 2 £538 +2.38% 6
Shropshire - 2 - -
Senior DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, Senior 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 Senior DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) DevOps
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (53.33%) PaaS
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (46.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
5 6 (40.00%) JSON
5 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (40.00%) Puppet
6 5 (33.33%) IaaS
6 5 (33.33%) Ansible
6 5 (33.33%) Docker
6 5 (33.33%) Windows
6 5 (33.33%) Linux
7 4 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (20.00%) Terraform
8 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
8 3 (20.00%) Python
8 3 (20.00%) .NET
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (20.00%) Scrum
8 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (20.00%) Kanban
8 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (20.00%) SaaS
8 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS

Senior 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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (53.33%) PaaS
3 5 (33.33%) IaaS
4 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) JSON
2 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (13.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) DevOps
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Kanban
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) User Stories
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Open Source
6 1 (6.67%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) Python
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Puppet
2 5 (33.33%) Ansible
3 4 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (20.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft