Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 July 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.

Development Operations Engineer
England > London
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 73 83
Rank change year-on-year +11 +10 +123
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1,823 1,393 1,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.94% 3.33% 2.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.15% 3.51% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,459 1,098 1,081
London median daily rate £550 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £450 £413 £413
90th Percentile £688 £638 £625
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
London median hourly rate £56.83 £40.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.08% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £47.90 £38.75 £44.46
90th Percentile £70.30 £41.25 £54.63
England median hourly rate £65.75 £46.75 £48.50
% change year-on-year +40.64% -3.61% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,884 39,736 43,283
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.09% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,768 28,294 31,146
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £303 £285
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 511 511
London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.40 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +12.63% -4.03%
10th Percentile £13.09 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.72 £50.00 £46.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in London

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in London

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in London over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in London

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps Engineer in London

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in London over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in London

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Central London +13 407 £550 +4.76% 95
South London +1 107 £525 +2.44% 6
West London -16 62 £525 - 29
East London -2 24 £525 +1.20% 11
North London +4 1 £625 +56.25% 2
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 London region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 1,823 (100.00%) DevOps
2 994 (54.53%) Docker
3 980 (53.76%) Amazon AWS
4 949 (52.06%) Linux
5 912 (50.03%) Ansible
6 896 (49.15%) Jenkins
7 891 (48.88%) Python
8 685 (37.58%) Kubernetes
9 676 (37.08%) Puppet
10 664 (36.42%) Terraform
11 648 (35.55%) Agile Software Development
12 502 (27.54%) Continuous Integration
13 493 (27.04%) Git (software)
14 469 (25.73%) Opscode Chef
15 458 (25.12%) Configuration Management
16 454 (24.90%) Bash Shell
17 448 (24.57%) Java
18 380 (20.84%) Microsoft Azure
19 354 (19.42%) Ruby
20 280 (15.36%) Finance
21 266 (14.59%) Windows
22 265 (14.54%) Security Cleared
23 245 (13.44%) SC Cleared
24 226 (12.40%) Open Source
25 221 (12.12%) PowerShell
25 221 (12.12%) AWS CloudFormation
26 214 (11.74%) Unix
27 192 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
28 186 (10.20%) Elastic Stack
29 181 (9.93%) CentOS

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 130 (7.13%) nginx
2 108 (5.92%) Confluence
3 85 (4.66%) Elasticsearch
4 79 (4.33%) Cloud Foundry
5 68 (3.73%) Tomcat
6 61 (3.35%) Apache
7 40 (2.19%) Apache Spark
8 36 (1.97%) OpenStack
9 23 (1.26%) IIS
10 21 (1.15%) JBoss
11 20 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 11 (0.60%) Mule ESB
13 10 (0.55%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.44%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.44%) Mule
15 7 (0.38%) Jetty
15 7 (0.38%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.27%) Gunicorn
16 5 (0.27%) Jupyter
16 5 (0.27%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.16%) HipChat
2 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.055%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.16%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.055%) Magento
4 1 (0.055%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.055%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 980 (53.76%) Amazon AWS
2 380 (20.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 221 (12.12%) AWS CloudFormation
4 192 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
5 175 (9.60%) GitHub
6 147 (8.06%) Serverless
7 136 (7.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 127 (6.97%) Amazon S3
9 125 (6.86%) AWS Lambda
9 125 (6.86%) Google Cloud Platform
10 109 (5.98%) PaaS
11 87 (4.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 71 (3.89%) Route 53
13 66 (3.62%) Amazon ELB
14 64 (3.51%) IaaS
15 47 (2.58%) CloudFront
15 47 (2.58%) npm
15 47 (2.58%) OpenShift
16 44 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
17 38 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (6.69%) Firewall
2 119 (6.53%) DNS
3 112 (6.14%) TCP/IP
4 91 (4.99%) SSL
5 57 (3.13%) HTTP
6 41 (2.25%) Internet
7 36 (1.97%) Network Security
8 33 (1.81%) VPN
9 27 (1.48%) DHCP
10 21 (1.15%) FTP
11 18 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
11 18 (0.99%) IPsec
12 15 (0.82%) SSH
13 14 (0.77%) OpenVPN
14 11 (0.60%) SMTP
14 11 (0.60%) VLAN
15 9 (0.49%) OpenLDAP
16 8 (0.44%) BGP
16 8 (0.44%) OSPF
17 7 (0.38%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (9.93%) MySQL
2 160 (8.78%) MongoDB
3 132 (7.24%) PostgreSQL
4 118 (6.47%) Amazon RDS
5 109 (5.98%) NoSQL
6 92 (5.05%) Big Data
7 59 (3.24%) Hadoop
8 47 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 38 (2.08%) Relational Database
10 35 (1.92%) SQL Server
11 30 (1.65%) Redis
12 29 (1.59%) RDBMS
13 20 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 17 (0.93%) HBase
15 16 (0.88%) InfluxDB
16 14 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
16 14 (0.77%) Blockchain
17 13 (0.71%) Apache Hive
18 6 (0.33%) MariaDB
19 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 896 (49.15%) Jenkins
2 493 (27.04%) Git (software)
3 149 (8.17%) TeamCity
4 148 (8.12%) Maven
5 140 (7.68%) JIRA
5 140 (7.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 130 (7.13%) Artifactory
7 91 (4.99%) GitLab
8 88 (4.83%) Octopus Deploy
9 72 (3.95%) Vagrant
10 68 (3.73%) Travis CI
11 65 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 58 (3.18%) SonarQube
13 55 (3.02%) Bitbucket
14 49 (2.69%) Gradle
14 49 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
15 47 (2.58%) Gerrit
16 46 (2.52%) Selenium
17 45 (2.47%) Ant
18 42 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 280 (15.36%) Finance
2 171 (9.38%) Banking
3 55 (3.02%) Retail
4 30 (1.65%) Marketing
5 21 (1.15%) Law
6 19 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 16 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 15 (0.82%) Games
9 12 (0.66%) Electronics
9 12 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.49%) Publishing
11 7 (0.38%) Advertising
12 5 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.16%) Back Office
14 2 (0.11%) French Language
14 2 (0.11%) Legal
15 1 (0.055%) Automotive
15 1 (0.055%) Front Office
15 1 (0.055%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (10.20%) Elastic Stack
2 165 (9.05%) Node.js
3 149 (8.17%) Web Services
4 113 (6.20%) Kafka
5 82 (4.50%) .NET
6 61 (3.35%) ActiveMQ
7 57 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
8 56 (3.07%) LEMP Stack
9 52 (2.85%) JSON
10 50 (2.74%) Sensu
11 44 (2.41%) React
12 29 (1.59%) Spring
13 28 (1.54%) LAMP
13 28 (1.54%) RESTful
13 28 (1.54%) Spring Boot
14 27 (1.48%) REST
15 26 (1.43%) LDAP
16 19 (1.04%) Middleware
17 16 (0.88%) AngularJS
18 15 (0.82%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 106 (5.81%) Linux Command Line
2 99 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (3.78%) Fintech
4 48 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (2.14%) Data Centre
6 36 (1.97%) iPad
7 33 (1.81%) Device Driver
8 31 (1.70%) Public Cloud
9 29 (1.59%) Cloud Native
10 28 (1.54%) Private Cloud
11 20 (1.10%) Computer Science
12 16 (0.88%) Clustering
12 16 (0.88%) Virtual Team
13 15 (0.82%) Replication
14 12 (0.66%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.49%) FMCG
16 8 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 8 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
16 8 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
16 8 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 949 (52.06%) Linux
2 266 (14.59%) Windows
3 214 (11.74%) Unix
4 181 (9.93%) CentOS
5 145 (7.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 114 (6.25%) Ubuntu
7 73 (4.00%) Windows Server
8 41 (2.25%) CoreOS
9 29 (1.59%) DC/OS
10 20 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.55%) Debian
13 9 (0.49%) Solaris
14 8 (0.44%) Android
14 8 (0.44%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.27%) Mesosphere
16 1 (0.055%) Amazon Linux
16 1 (0.055%) Scientific Linux
16 1 (0.055%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.055%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,823 (100.00%) DevOps
2 648 (35.55%) Agile Software Development
3 502 (27.54%) Continuous Integration
4 458 (25.12%) Configuration Management
5 226 (12.40%) Open Source
6 180 (9.87%) Microservices
7 164 (9.00%) Migration
8 154 (8.45%) Continuous Delivery
9 150 (8.23%) Test Automation
10 140 (7.68%) Scrum
11 124 (6.80%) Deployment Automation
12 123 (6.75%) E-Commerce
13 105 (5.76%) Load Balancing
14 102 (5.60%) TDD
15 86 (4.72%) Problem-Solving
16 77 (4.22%) Software Engineering
17 74 (4.06%) Task Automation
18 69 (3.78%) Mentoring
19 68 (3.73%) Continuous Deployment
20 65 (3.57%) OO
Programming Languages
1 891 (48.88%) Python
2 454 (24.90%) Bash Shell
3 448 (24.57%) Java
4 354 (19.42%) Ruby
5 221 (12.12%) PowerShell
6 163 (8.94%) Perl
7 137 (7.52%) Go
8 132 (7.24%) Groovy
9 99 (5.43%) JavaScript
10 96 (5.27%) SQL
11 90 (4.94%) C#
12 86 (4.72%) Shell Script
13 46 (2.52%) C++
14 40 (2.19%) Scala
15 30 (1.65%) PHP
16 17 (0.93%) C
17 9 (0.49%) Java 8
18 5 (0.27%) ES6
18 5 (0.27%) Jython
19 3 (0.16%) AWK
Qualifications
1 265 (14.54%) Security Cleared
2 245 (13.44%) SC Cleared
3 77 (4.22%) AWS Certification
4 23 (1.26%) Degree
5 13 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.11%) RHCE
9 1 (0.055%) CCNA
9 1 (0.055%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.055%) CISSP
9 1 (0.055%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.055%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.055%) MCSE
9 1 (0.055%) OCP
9 1 (0.055%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.73%) GCP
2 36 (1.97%) QA
3 8 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.27%) SLA
5 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.055%) GDPR
7 1 (0.055%) PMO
7 1 (0.055%) PSD2
System Software
1 994 (54.53%) Docker
2 85 (4.66%) Virtual Machines
3 62 (3.40%) Active Directory
4 56 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (1.65%) etcd
5 30 (1.65%) flannel
6 28 (1.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 23 (1.26%) vCloud
7 23 (1.26%) VirtualBox
8 21 (1.15%) Hyper-V
9 12 (0.66%) KVM
10 11 (0.60%) HDFS
11 10 (0.55%) Ceph
12 9 (0.49%) Postfix
12 9 (0.49%) Squid
12 9 (0.49%) Xen
13 8 (0.44%) Varnish
13 8 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.27%) GlusterFS
14 5 (0.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 912 (50.03%) Ansible
2 685 (37.58%) Kubernetes
3 676 (37.08%) Puppet
4 664 (36.42%) Terraform
5 469 (25.73%) Opscode Chef
6 128 (7.02%) Packer
7 99 (5.43%) Grafana
8 91 (4.99%) Nagios
9 88 (4.83%) logstash
10 86 (4.72%) Mesos
10 86 (4.72%) Prometheus
11 80 (4.39%) Consul
12 77 (4.22%) Kibana
13 74 (4.06%) Salt
14 67 (3.68%) HAProxy
15 66 (3.62%) Docker Swarm
16 59 (3.24%) ZABBIX
17 40 (2.19%) Rancher
18 39 (2.14%) Icinga
19 23 (1.26%) rkt
Vendors
1 149 (8.17%) Red Hat
2 128 (7.02%) Google
3 117 (6.42%) Splunk
4 81 (4.44%) VMware
5 76 (4.17%) New Relic
6 75 (4.11%) Microsoft
7 56 (3.07%) Atlassian
8 50 (2.74%) Oracle
9 46 (2.52%) SaltStack
10 35 (1.92%) Hortonworks
10 35 (1.92%) IBM
11 34 (1.87%) AppDynamics
12 19 (1.04%) Adobe
12 19 (1.04%) Cloudera
12 19 (1.04%) PagerDuty
13 16 (0.88%) hybris
14 15 (0.82%) SAP
15 12 (0.66%) Rackspace
16 11 (0.60%) Capita
17 10 (0.55%) Cisco