Period
to 24 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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
London > Central London
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 39 53
Rank change year-on-year -8 +14 +18
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 168 443 416
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 4.31% 5.21% 4.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.60% 5.54% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 353 353
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £463 £475 £436
90th Percentile £650 £675 £675
London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £56.83
% change year-on-year -50.00% +23.17% +42.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. 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
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 3,655 8,003 8,675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.69% 94.20% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,617 6,080 6,735
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £294 £319 £313
90th Percentile £675 £668 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 85 141
Median hourly rate £32.50 £20.65 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.42% +10.40% +10.55%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.95 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.15 £53.55 £38.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +62.79% - -4.44%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in Central London

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in Central London.

Daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in Central London

DevOps Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps Engineer in Central London over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in Central London

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 24 May 2020. 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
City of London +11 148 £575 - 25
Southwark +21 1 £438 -16.67%
City of Westminster +9 1 - -
DevOps Engineer
London

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 Central London region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 168 (100.00%) DevOps
2 108 (64.29%) Kubernetes
3 100 (59.52%) Terraform
4 83 (49.40%) Ansible
5 79 (47.02%) Docker
5 79 (47.02%) Jenkins
6 72 (42.86%) Python
7 67 (39.88%) Azure
7 67 (39.88%) AWS
8 59 (35.12%) Linux
9 55 (32.74%) Infrastructure as Code
10 49 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (26.79%) Java
12 40 (23.81%) Finance
13 33 (19.64%) GCP
14 32 (19.05%) Git (software)
15 30 (17.86%) Security Cleared
16 25 (14.88%) PowerShell
17 24 (14.29%) Public Sector
18 23 (13.69%) Amazon EC2
19 22 (13.10%) Puppet
20 21 (12.50%) Bash Shell
20 21 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
21 20 (11.90%) JIRA
21 20 (11.90%) Fintech
22 19 (11.31%) Microservices
23 18 (10.71%) Packer
23 18 (10.71%) SC Cleared
23 18 (10.71%) Confluence
24 17 (10.12%) Istio

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 (10.71%) Confluence
2 7 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.98%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.79%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.60%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.60%) IIS
5 1 (0.60%) nginx
5 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 67 (39.88%) AWS
1 67 (39.88%) Azure
2 33 (19.64%) GCP
3 23 (13.69%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (7.14%) Amazon EKS
5 11 (6.55%) OpenShift
6 9 (5.36%) Amazon S3
6 9 (5.36%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (5.36%) Serverless
7 8 (4.76%) Amazon ECS
7 8 (4.76%) Route 53
7 8 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (4.17%) GitHub
9 6 (3.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (3.57%) PaaS
10 5 (2.98%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (2.38%) IaaS
11 4 (2.38%) SaaS
12 3 (1.79%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.98%) DNS
2 4 (2.38%) Firewall
2 4 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.79%) VPN
4 2 (1.19%) DHCP
4 2 (1.19%) HTTP
5 1 (0.60%) MPLS
5 1 (0.60%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.95%) Big Data
2 7 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (2.98%) MySQL
5 4 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.38%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.38%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.79%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.19%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (1.19%) Redis
7 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.60%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.60%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.60%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.60%) Power BI
8 1 (0.60%) Presto
Development Applications
1 79 (47.02%) Jenkins
2 32 (19.05%) Git (software)
3 20 (11.90%) JIRA
4 15 (8.93%) TeamCity
5 8 (4.76%) GitLab
5 8 (4.76%) Maven
5 8 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (3.57%) Bitbucket
7 5 (2.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (2.38%) JUnit
8 4 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.79%) Bitbucket Server
9 3 (1.79%) CircleCI
9 3 (1.79%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.79%) Gradle
9 3 (1.79%) Travis CI
10 2 (1.19%) Ant
10 2 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (23.81%) Finance
2 24 (14.29%) Public Sector
3 16 (9.52%) Banking
4 9 (5.36%) Retail
5 6 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.98%) Games
6 5 (2.98%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.79%) Electronics
7 3 (1.79%) Legal
7 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.79%) Marketing
8 2 (1.19%) Front Office
9 1 (0.60%) Advertising
9 1 (0.60%) Law
9 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.55%) .NET
1 11 (6.55%) Node.js
2 9 (5.36%) Kafka
3 7 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (4.17%) Web Services
4 6 (3.57%) RESTful
5 4 (2.38%) YAML
6 3 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.19%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.19%) Celery
7 2 (1.19%) LDAP
7 2 (1.19%) REST
7 2 (1.19%) RxJava
7 2 (1.19%) Spring
7 2 (1.19%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.19%) Vert.x
8 1 (0.60%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.60%) Anaconda
8 1 (0.60%) AWS Amplify
8 1 (0.60%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (2.98%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (2.38%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.38%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.79%) Cloud Native
4 3 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.79%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.19%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.19%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (1.19%) Blog
5 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.19%) iPad
6 1 (0.60%) Clustering
6 1 (0.60%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.60%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (35.12%) Linux
2 12 (7.14%) Unix
3 11 (6.55%) Windows
4 6 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.79%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.19%) Android
6 2 (1.19%) CentOS
6 2 (1.19%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (100.00%) DevOps
2 55 (32.74%) Infrastructure as Code
3 49 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (11.90%) Fintech
6 19 (11.31%) Microservices
7 16 (9.52%) Configuration Management
8 11 (6.55%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (6.55%) Test Automation
9 10 (5.95%) Migration
10 8 (4.76%) Artificial Intelligence
10 8 (4.76%) Software Engineering
11 7 (4.17%) Analytics
11 7 (4.17%) Scrum
12 6 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.57%) Machine Learning
13 5 (2.98%) Deployment Automation
13 5 (2.98%) E-Commerce
13 5 (2.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 5 (2.98%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 72 (42.86%) Python
2 45 (26.79%) Java
3 25 (14.88%) PowerShell
4 21 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 14 (8.33%) SQL
6 13 (7.74%) Go
7 12 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 10 (5.95%) Ruby
9 7 (4.17%) Groovy
10 5 (2.98%) C#
10 5 (2.98%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.38%) C
12 3 (1.79%) C++
12 3 (1.79%) Perl
13 2 (1.19%) Java 8
13 2 (1.19%) R
13 2 (1.19%) Scala
14 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.98%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.79%) Degree
5 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.60%) QA
1 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 79 (47.02%) Docker
2 5 (2.98%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.19%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.19%) HDFS
3 2 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.19%) vSphere
4 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.60%) zsh
Systems Management
1 108 (64.29%) Kubernetes
2 100 (59.52%) Terraform
3 83 (49.40%) Ansible
4 22 (13.10%) Puppet
5 18 (10.71%) Packer
6 17 (10.12%) Istio
7 15 (8.93%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (7.74%) Prometheus
9 9 (5.36%) Grafana
10 7 (4.17%) Rancher
11 4 (2.38%) logstash
12 3 (1.79%) Kibana
12 3 (1.79%) Salt
12 3 (1.79%) SCOM
13 2 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
14 1 (0.60%) Consul
14 1 (0.60%) Marathon
14 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
14 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 1 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.36%) Google
3 4 (2.38%) Red Hat
3 4 (2.38%) Splunk
4 3 (1.79%) New Relic
4 3 (1.79%) SAP
5 2 (1.19%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.19%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.19%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.19%) F5
5 2 (1.19%) ForgeRock
5 2 (1.19%) NetApp
5 2 (1.19%) Oracle
5 2 (1.19%) SaltStack
5 2 (1.19%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.19%) VMware
6 1 (0.60%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.60%) Lets Encrypt
6 1 (0.60%) Ping Identity
6 1 (0.60%) Tableau