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When it comes to remote mobile app and web development, more than a hundred start-ups and tech firms choose Cloud Employee for a fast, innovative, and hassle-free offshoring experience.

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How much is the usual rate for DevOps Engineers?

Here’s a quick table comparing the average annual local rates of DevOps engineers from four different countries. All salaries and hourly rates are based on PayScale and IT Jobs Watch.


     Average DevOps Engineer Annual Salary       Average DevOps Engineer Hourly Rate   
   United Kingdom    GBP 40,457 GBP 35
   United States USD 91,347 USD 48.79
   Canada CAD 74,155 CAD 25.43
   Australia AUD 103,799 AUD 43.78


To further reduce costs on operations and recruitment, many companies, from startups to large tech firms, are utilising services offered by IT outsourcing providers.


At Cloud Employee, we understand the growing need for businesses to find alternative solutions to expand their operations. To make IT outsourcing in the UK and across the globe more accessible, we offer competitive industry rates for hiring the best offshore DevOps engineers in the fastest amount of time possible.


For a quick guide on outsourcing your software development, here’s a helpful blog on offshore developer rates from different outsourcing regions.

What interview techniques should you use to hire the best DevOps engineer?

When hiring skilled DevOps engineers, it’s important to remember that the goal of the interview is not to pose challenging tasks or problems, rather it is to gauge the candidate’s ability within a limited time.


As such, here are some recommended interview questions and techniques that you can ask or apply to determine the best DevOps candidate for you.


Ask them to describe the structure of their recent project
During the interview, ask candidates to describe their most recent project in detail. Allow them to illustrate their project on a paper or whiteboard, if needed. With this method, you can determine two things.


First, recruiters or hiring managers can immediately confirm the candidate’s expertise about the development process and their programming language. This also shows what the candidate can offer beyond the resume such as leadership skills. Candidates who discuss their project in detail demonstrate their level of involvement and commitment to the project.

Second, the exercise demonstrates how well a programmer can present a technical concept. Assess the presentation based on how understandable it is from a non-technical person’s point of view. In addition, keep an eye on non-verbal cues such as eye contact and hand-gestures to evaluate the candidate’s softs skills such as confidence and public speaking. If you are looking for a lead DevOps engineer, the ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to a non-technical person is a very important skill.


Conduct technical tests
Technical tests are highly recommended, yet very few companies actually have technical tests during their recruitment process. To fully assess what a DevOps engineer can do, let them take online programming tests. These technical tests can also give you an idea on the candidate’s level of critical thinking. Don’t just hire a candidate that knows how to code, rather, hire someone who knows how to solve.


However, if you can’t conduct a test, you can ask the candidate to show a sample code instead. With two or three sample codes (average 5-10 lines of code), you can already tell whether a developer knows what he or she is doing.


Here are a few sample challenges that you can ask your candidate to code.

Q: Can you configure a Git repository to run code sanity checking tools just before making commits and preventing it if the testing fails?

A: Code the following script.

files=$(git diff –cached –name-only –diff-filter=ACM | grep ‘.go$’)
if [ -z files ]; then
exit 0
unfmtd=$(gofmt -l $files)
if [ -z unfmtd ]; then
exit 0
echo “Some .go files are not fmt’d”
exit 1

It allows you to check any .go file that is about to be committed to pass through the standard Go source code formatting tool gofmt. This script prevents it from being applied to the repository by exiting with a non-zero status.

Q: How do you squash last N commits into a single commit?

A: To write the new commit message from scratch, use the command:

git reset –soft HEAD~N &&
git commit

If you will edit or use existing commit messages, extract the messages and pass it to Git commit and use:

git reset –soft HEAD~N &&
git commit –edit -m”$(git log –format=%B –reverse .HEAD@{N})”

Q: Give and explain some basic Git commands.

Command for configuring author name and email address to be used with the commits:

git config --global “name”
git config --global “E-mail”

Command for creating a new local repository:

Git init

Command for a remote server:

Git clone username@host:/path/to/repository

Command for adding one or more file to staging:

git add <Filename.>
Git add *

Command for commit changes to head:

git commit -m “Commit message”

How can Cloud Employee help you?

As the fastest-growing UK-managed IT offshore partner in the UK and abroad, Cloud Employee helps startups and large firms across industries to expand their operations and explore possibilities. We connect businesses in the UK, the US, and across the globe to skilled IT professionals from the Philippines. With Cloud Employee, hiring offshore DevOps engineers have become easier, efficient, and cost-effective.


To start hiring DevOps engineers with us, simply send us your staffing requirements such as the required technical skills and knowledge, years of experience, and other important job description. We then conduct a custom search for skilled and available DevOps engineers who match your requirements, and afterwards, we send you a shortlist of candidate CVs. From this list, you personally handpick the engineers you want to interview and invite for technical testing. You hire only the DevOps engineers you want at no recruitment fees.


As your reliable outsourcing partner, we take care of your DevOps engineer or team for you. We provide them with the hardware and software according to your specifications, as well as a high-speed internet connection here at our modern offices. Aside from these, we also take care of all other administrative and back-office tasks such as payroll, taxes, HR and general admin, so you can focus on developing your project and managing your team.


With Cloud Employee, you can hire DevOps engineers who are also skilled in other related technologies: Linux/Unix administration, shell scripting, Python, MySQL, MongoDB, NoSQL, nginx, Vagrant, VMWare, Amazon AWS, Bugzilla, JIRA, REST APIs, OpenStack, Git and Github, Jenkins, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Cobbler, SaltStack, New Relic, Docker.

What is the dedicated hiring model?

The Dedicated Hiring Model seamlessly incorporates your dedicated offshore team with your in-house developers further reducing miscommunication and allowing the offshore DevOps team to become part of your project’s methodologies and infrastructure.


Due to its flexibility, it is considered the best engagement model. You or your in-house team can request tech talents, equipment and resources at any given time according to the project requirements. The dedicated hiring model allows in-house teams to easily scale up or scale down.


In addition, payment is made simpler and easier as you would only have to pay a single sum of money which already includes the offshore team member’s monthly salary and the outsourcing provider’s service fee.



  • Great for long-term projects with a constantly changing project scope and undefined specifications
  • Predictable budget despite an indefinite project scope
  • You will have full knowledge and control over the recruitment process, candidate selection, and management of their offshore team
  • Product quality can be fully monitored, assessed and assured
  • The offshore team gains a deeper understanding of the client’s objectives, goals, standards and expectations
  • The offshore team exclusively works for you


The dedicated hiring model is great for businesses that:

  • Prefer to work with a dedicated DevOps team for their project
  • Would rather reduce expenses in terms of talent search and recruitment process
  • Require flexibility in a team’s workload and scalability especially during the project’s development


At Cloud Employee, your dedicated DevOps Engineer works exclusively for you at your preferred time zone. This means both of you can work together at the same time, thus reducing any communication issues and inconveniences. Your offshore DevOps engineer or team can also use your preferred tools, software, and standards, further making them an effective and efficient extension of your in-house team.


Combining the dedicated hiring model and Cloud Employee’s 20 years of experience in the IT outsourcing industry, our team came up with a business model truly unique and effective. Our business model has simplified the hiring process, made working practices flexible, and bridged the gap between both teams—all for a competitive industry rate. Thus, Cloud Employee believes our business model works better than IT outsourcing.

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