Period
to 20 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 53 67
Rank change year-on-year +8 +14 +11
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 412 401 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 4.76% 4.29% 3.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.04% 4.51% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 343 224
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.80% +1.90%
10th Percentile £454 £463 £425
90th Percentile £685 £713 £625
London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £70.00 - -
London median hourly rate £70.00 £56.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year +23.17% +42.08% -20.00%

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 8,169 8,883 7,318
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 95.02% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,313 6,874 5,530
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +8.21%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £669
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 151 95
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +5.23% -7.68%
10th Percentile £11.65 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £56.50 £35.00 £32.64
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -2.33% +1.18% +11.67%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +4 291 £550 - 115
Southwark - 37 £525 -
City of Westminster -13 18 £550 -8.33%
West End of London +5 7 £638 +15.91%
Camden - 1 - -
DevOps Engineer
London

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 412 (100.00%) DevOps
2 205 (49.76%) Kubernetes
3 195 (47.33%) Docker
4 194 (47.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 175 (42.48%) Amazon AWS
6 152 (36.89%) Terraform
7 147 (35.68%) Jenkins
8 146 (35.44%) Linux
9 142 (34.47%) Ansible
10 123 (29.85%) Python
11 118 (28.64%) Microservices
12 105 (25.49%) Java
13 86 (20.87%) Puppet
14 82 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
15 71 (17.23%) Continuous Integration
16 67 (16.26%) Configuration Management
17 66 (16.02%) PowerShell
18 65 (15.78%) Opscode Chef
19 62 (15.05%) Google Cloud Platform
20 60 (14.56%) Finance
20 60 (14.56%) Infrastructure as Code
21 49 (11.89%) Bash Shell
22 48 (11.65%) Test Automation
23 47 (11.41%) SQL
24 44 (10.68%) Git (software)
25 38 (9.22%) Visual Studio Team System
25 38 (9.22%) Windows
25 38 (9.22%) Serverless
26 36 (8.74%) Migration
27 35 (8.50%) SQL Server

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 20 (4.85%) Confluence
2 15 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (2.67%) nginx
4 8 (1.94%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.94%) IIS
5 5 (1.21%) Apache
6 4 (0.97%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.49%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.24%) CMS
9 1 (0.24%) Drupal
9 1 (0.24%) Jetty
9 1 (0.24%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 194 (47.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 175 (42.48%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (15.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 38 (9.22%) Serverless
5 32 (7.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 32 (7.77%) AWS Lambda
6 30 (7.28%) GitHub
7 27 (6.55%) Amazon S3
8 25 (6.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 24 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (5.34%) Amazon ECS
10 22 (5.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 21 (5.10%) PaaS
12 16 (3.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 15 (3.64%) Route 53
14 11 (2.67%) Datadog
15 10 (2.43%) OpenShift
16 9 (2.18%) IaaS
16 9 (2.18%) SaaS
17 8 (1.94%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.34%) DNS
2 21 (5.10%) TCP/IP
3 17 (4.13%) HTTP
4 15 (3.64%) DHCP
5 14 (3.40%) FTP
5 14 (3.40%) IPsec
5 14 (3.40%) SSL
6 11 (2.67%) Firewall
7 8 (1.94%) VPN
8 4 (0.97%) BGP
8 4 (0.97%) Internet
8 4 (0.97%) OSPF
9 3 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.73%) Wireless
10 2 (0.49%) Cisco Wireless
10 2 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.49%) Multicast
10 2 (0.49%) VXLAN
10 2 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (5.83%) NoSQL
4 23 (5.58%) Big Data
4 23 (5.58%) MongoDB
5 22 (5.34%) Azure SQL Database
5 22 (5.34%) MySQL
6 21 (5.10%) Amazon RDS
7 19 (4.61%) Relational Database
8 16 (3.88%) RDBMS
9 13 (3.16%) Hadoop
10 12 (2.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (1.46%) Power BI
11 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2017
11 6 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.21%) Redis
13 4 (0.97%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 147 (35.68%) Jenkins
2 44 (10.68%) Git (software)
3 38 (9.22%) Visual Studio Team System
4 34 (8.25%) JIRA
5 32 (7.77%) Travis CI
6 24 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (5.10%) TeamCity
8 18 (4.37%) Maven
8 18 (4.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 16 (3.88%) CircleCI
10 12 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (2.18%) Gradle
12 9 (2.18%) Selenium
13 7 (1.70%) Cucumber
13 7 (1.70%) Subversion
14 6 (1.46%) GoCD
14 6 (1.46%) MSBuild
15 5 (1.21%) Artifactory
15 5 (1.21%) GitLab
General
1 60 (14.56%) Finance
2 15 (3.64%) Banking
3 12 (2.91%) Law
4 9 (2.18%) Games
4 9 (2.18%) Retail
5 6 (1.46%) Publishing
6 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.73%) Marketing
6 3 (0.73%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Front Office
8 1 (0.24%) Automotive
8 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.50%) JSON
2 26 (6.31%) Node.js
2 26 (6.31%) Web Services
3 17 (4.13%) Kafka
4 14 (3.40%) .NET
5 13 (3.16%) RESTful
6 11 (2.67%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (1.70%) OAuth
7 7 (1.70%) OAuth2
8 6 (1.46%) Spring
9 5 (1.21%) Spring Boot
9 5 (1.21%) Swagger
9 5 (1.21%) YAML
10 4 (0.97%) REST
10 4 (0.97%) X-Windows
11 3 (0.73%) GraphQL
11 3 (0.73%) gRPC
11 3 (0.73%) Middleware
11 3 (0.73%) Redux
11 3 (0.73%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.01%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (3.40%) Public Cloud
3 11 (2.67%) Cloud Native
4 7 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.21%) Analytical Mindset
6 5 (1.21%) iPad
6 5 (1.21%) PKI
6 5 (1.21%) Social Media
7 4 (0.97%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.73%) Clustering
8 3 (0.73%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.73%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.73%) Wiki
9 2 (0.49%) Blog
9 2 (0.49%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.49%) Replication
9 2 (0.49%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.49%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 146 (35.44%) Linux
2 38 (9.22%) Windows
3 32 (7.77%) Unix
4 20 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.43%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.46%) Android
7 5 (1.21%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.21%) CentOS
8 4 (0.97%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.73%) Solaris
10 2 (0.49%) Debian
10 2 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.24%) Fedora
11 1 (0.24%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (100.00%) DevOps
2 118 (28.64%) Microservices
3 82 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (17.23%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (16.26%) Configuration Management
6 60 (14.56%) Infrastructure as Code
7 48 (11.65%) Test Automation
8 36 (8.74%) Migration
9 33 (8.01%) Open Source
10 32 (7.77%) E-Commerce
11 31 (7.52%) Continuous Delivery
11 31 (7.52%) Fintech
12 25 (6.07%) Deployment Automation
13 23 (5.58%) Scrum
14 17 (4.13%) Continuous Deployment
15 15 (3.64%) OO
16 14 (3.40%) OOP
16 14 (3.40%) Target Operating Model
16 14 (3.40%) Thought Leadership
17 12 (2.91%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 123 (29.85%) Python
2 105 (25.49%) Java
3 66 (16.02%) PowerShell
4 49 (11.89%) Bash Shell
5 47 (11.41%) SQL
6 31 (7.52%) Go
7 27 (6.55%) Ruby
8 21 (5.10%) JavaScript
9 17 (4.13%) C#
9 17 (4.13%) Perl
10 11 (2.67%) Groovy
11 10 (2.43%) Scala
12 7 (1.70%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.46%) PHP
14 3 (0.73%) C
14 3 (0.73%) C++
14 3 (0.73%) Java 8
14 3 (0.73%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (5.83%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.40%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.67%) AWS Certification
4 10 (2.43%) Degree
5 8 (1.94%) RHCE
6 7 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.70%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.97%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.49%) CCIE
9 2 (0.49%) MCSA
9 2 (0.49%) MCSE
9 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 195 (47.33%) Docker
2 20 (4.85%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (2.91%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.73%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.24%) etcd
6 1 (0.24%) KVM
6 1 (0.24%) LXC
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.24%) Varnish
6 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.24%) Xen
6 1 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 205 (49.76%) Kubernetes
2 152 (36.89%) Terraform
3 142 (34.47%) Ansible
4 86 (20.87%) Puppet
5 65 (15.78%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (3.88%) Mesos
7 11 (2.67%) Marathon
7 11 (2.67%) Packer
8 10 (2.43%) Prometheus
9 9 (2.18%) Grafana
9 9 (2.18%) Kibana
10 8 (1.94%) Consul
11 7 (1.70%) logstash
11 7 (1.70%) ZABBIX
12 5 (1.21%) Fluentd
13 4 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.97%) Graphite
13 4 (0.97%) ITRS Geneos
13 4 (0.97%) Nagios
13 4 (0.97%) Salt
Vendors
1 31 (7.52%) Google
2 30 (7.28%) Microsoft
3 29 (7.04%) Splunk
4 16 (3.88%) Atlassian
5 11 (2.67%) Red Hat
6 9 (2.18%) ServiceNow
7 8 (1.94%) AppDynamics
7 8 (1.94%) Databricks
7 8 (1.94%) Oracle
8 7 (1.70%) Perforce
8 7 (1.70%) Tableau
9 6 (1.46%) Dynatrace
10 5 (1.21%) SaltStack
11 4 (0.97%) BMC
11 4 (0.97%) New Relic
11 4 (0.97%) PagerDuty
11 4 (0.97%) Remedy
12 3 (0.73%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.73%) Citrix
12 3 (0.73%) Sybase