Period
to 7 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 49 73
Rank change year-on-year -13 +24 -1
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 271 456 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 3.79% 4.90% 3.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.06% 5.13% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 357 259
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £500 £475 £425
90th Percentile £675 £680 £665
London median daily rate £575 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Central London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
London median hourly rate £55.00 £52.09 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.60% +48.81% -42.74%

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 6,679 8,894 8,213
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.52% 95.50% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,141 6,877 6,387
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £300 £310
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 129 115
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +3.31% +4.35%
10th Percentile £12.45 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.35 £30.40 £33.92
London median hourly rate £21.54 £20.00 £20.60
% change year-on-year +7.71% -2.91% +7.12%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps Engineer in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in Central London

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in Central London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor 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 7 December 2019. 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 +6 231 £575 - 107
Southwark +13 12 £500 -13.04%
City of Westminster -2 2 £588 +4.44%
West End of London +18 1 £625 +2.04%
Camden - 1 £575 -
DevOps Engineer
London

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 271 (100.00%) DevOps
2 138 (50.92%) Kubernetes
3 126 (46.49%) Docker
4 121 (44.65%) AWS
5 116 (42.80%) Terraform
6 114 (42.07%) Azure
7 103 (38.01%) Python
8 97 (35.79%) Ansible
9 95 (35.06%) Linux
10 94 (34.69%) Jenkins
11 81 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
12 61 (22.51%) Infrastructure as Code
13 56 (20.66%) Microservices
13 56 (20.66%) Java
14 54 (19.93%) Puppet
15 48 (17.71%) Opscode Chef
16 47 (17.34%) Continuous Integration
17 44 (16.24%) GCP
18 43 (15.87%) Git (software)
18 43 (15.87%) Configuration Management
19 35 (12.92%) .NET
19 35 (12.92%) Security Cleared
19 35 (12.92%) PowerShell
20 34 (12.55%) Bash Shell
21 33 (12.18%) Ruby
22 31 (11.44%) Finance
23 27 (9.96%) Continuous Delivery
23 27 (9.96%) Migration
24 26 (9.59%) Windows
25 25 (9.23%) SQL

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 14 (5.17%) Confluence
2 8 (2.95%) OpenStack
3 7 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (2.58%) IIS
4 3 (1.11%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.11%) nginx
4 3 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.11%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.74%) Apache
6 1 (0.37%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.37%) JBoss
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 121 (44.65%) AWS
2 114 (42.07%) Azure
3 44 (16.24%) GCP
4 24 (8.86%) Serverless
5 21 (7.75%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (7.38%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (6.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (6.27%) PaaS
8 16 (5.90%) Amazon S3
8 16 (5.90%) GitHub
9 15 (5.54%) IaaS
10 13 (4.80%) Azure Machine Learning
11 12 (4.43%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (4.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (4.06%) AWS CodePipeline
13 9 (3.32%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (3.32%) Datadog
14 8 (2.95%) Route 53
14 8 (2.95%) SaaS
15 6 (2.21%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.06%) DNS
2 10 (3.69%) VPN
3 8 (2.95%) Internet
4 7 (2.58%) Firewall
5 6 (2.21%) DHCP
6 3 (1.11%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.74%) NAS
7 2 (0.74%) SAN
8 1 (0.37%) FTP
8 1 (0.37%) HTTP
8 1 (0.37%) IPsec
8 1 (0.37%) SSL
8 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.27%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (5.90%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (4.80%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.69%) Big Data
4 10 (3.69%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (2.95%) MySQL
6 8 (2.95%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.58%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.85%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.48%) Cosmos DB
9 4 (1.48%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.11%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.11%) Power BI
10 3 (1.11%) Redis
10 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2017
10 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 94 (34.69%) Jenkins
2 43 (15.87%) Git (software)
3 23 (8.49%) JIRA
4 17 (6.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (5.90%) TeamCity
5 16 (5.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (5.54%) CircleCI
6 15 (5.54%) Maven
7 14 (5.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (4.43%) Travis CI
9 11 (4.06%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (2.95%) Bitbucket
10 8 (2.95%) Gradle
11 6 (2.21%) Cucumber
11 6 (2.21%) Selenium
12 5 (1.85%) Artifactory
13 4 (1.48%) GitLab
13 4 (1.48%) Subversion
14 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio
15 2 (0.74%) MSBuild
General
1 31 (11.44%) Finance
2 19 (7.01%) Banking
3 8 (2.95%) Law
4 6 (2.21%) Public Sector
5 5 (1.85%) Games
6 4 (1.48%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.11%) Publishing
7 3 (1.11%) Retail
8 2 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.92%) .NET
2 24 (8.86%) Node.js
2 24 (8.86%) Web Services
3 14 (5.17%) Kafka
4 12 (4.43%) JSON
5 8 (2.95%) RESTful
6 7 (2.58%) .NET Core
7 6 (2.21%) YAML
8 3 (1.11%) CSS
8 3 (1.11%) HTML
8 3 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.11%) Spring
9 2 (0.74%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.74%) Celery
9 2 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.74%) Express
9 2 (0.74%) Flask
9 2 (0.74%) Gearman
9 2 (0.74%) REST
9 2 (0.74%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.49%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (3.69%) Public Cloud
3 7 (2.58%) Cloud Native
3 7 (2.58%) Virtual Team
4 4 (1.48%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (1.48%) Replication
5 3 (1.11%) iPad
5 3 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.74%) Blog
6 2 (0.74%) Clustering
6 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (0.74%) PKI
6 2 (0.74%) Social Media
6 2 (0.74%) User Experience
7 1 (0.37%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.37%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 95 (35.06%) Linux
2 26 (9.59%) Windows
3 21 (7.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.06%) Ubuntu
4 11 (4.06%) Unix
5 5 (1.85%) CentOS
6 4 (1.48%) Debian
7 3 (1.11%) Android
7 3 (1.11%) Solaris
8 2 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.74%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.37%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (100.00%) DevOps
2 81 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (22.51%) Infrastructure as Code
4 56 (20.66%) Microservices
5 47 (17.34%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (15.87%) Configuration Management
7 27 (9.96%) Continuous Delivery
7 27 (9.96%) Migration
8 22 (8.12%) Open Source
9 20 (7.38%) E-Commerce
10 19 (7.01%) Deployment Automation
10 19 (7.01%) Test Automation
11 16 (5.90%) Fintech
11 16 (5.90%) Kanban
11 16 (5.90%) Software Engineering
12 15 (5.54%) Infrastructure Automation
12 15 (5.54%) Machine Learning
12 15 (5.54%) Scrum
13 14 (5.17%) Analytics
14 10 (3.69%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 103 (38.01%) Python
2 56 (20.66%) Java
3 35 (12.92%) PowerShell
4 34 (12.55%) Bash Shell
5 33 (12.18%) Ruby
6 25 (9.23%) SQL
7 23 (8.49%) Go
8 17 (6.27%) JavaScript
9 16 (5.90%) Perl
10 15 (5.54%) C#
11 10 (3.69%) Scala
12 9 (3.32%) Groovy
13 3 (1.11%) Clipper
13 3 (1.11%) PHP
14 2 (0.74%) C
14 2 (0.74%) Rust
14 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.37%) ClojureScript
15 1 (0.37%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 35 (12.92%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.12%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.90%) AWS Certification
4 9 (3.32%) RHCE
5 3 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.11%) Degree
5 3 (1.11%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.11%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.37%) MCSA
6 1 (0.37%) MCSE
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.74%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 126 (46.49%) Docker
2 8 (2.95%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.58%) vSphere
4 4 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 138 (50.92%) Kubernetes
2 116 (42.80%) Terraform
3 97 (35.79%) Ansible
4 54 (19.93%) Puppet
5 48 (17.71%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (4.43%) Packer
6 12 (4.43%) Prometheus
7 9 (3.32%) Consul
7 9 (3.32%) Mesos
8 8 (2.95%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (2.58%) Rancher
9 7 (2.58%) Suricata
10 6 (2.21%) Kibana
11 4 (1.48%) Grafana
11 4 (1.48%) Nagios
12 3 (1.11%) logstash
12 3 (1.11%) Marathon
12 3 (1.11%) Salt
13 2 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
13 2 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (9.23%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.12%) Google
2 22 (8.12%) Red Hat
3 15 (5.54%) Splunk
4 10 (3.69%) ServiceNow
5 7 (2.58%) Qualys
5 7 (2.58%) SaltStack
6 6 (2.21%) New Relic
7 5 (1.85%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.85%) Oracle
8 4 (1.48%) IBM
8 4 (1.48%) Tableau
8 4 (1.48%) VMware
9 3 (1.11%) Databricks
9 3 (1.11%) Kofax
9 3 (1.11%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.11%) Perforce
10 2 (0.74%) HP
10 2 (0.74%) Remedy
10 2 (0.74%) Veracode