Period
to

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £601 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 61 69 63
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6 -9
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1,511 875 762
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.92% 3.68% 3.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.22% 3.97% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,203 701 604
10th Percentile £475 £413 £463
25th Percentile £525 £475 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £601 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +9.18% -4.35% -
75th Percentile £700 £638 £650
90th Percentile £788 £688 £713
England median daily rate £600 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% -

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 35,784 22,060 19,215
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 92.80% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,231 15,898 13,911
10th Percentile £375 £338 £305
25th Percentile £468 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £680 £625 £606
90th Percentile £775 £700 £700
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 219 255
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.80 £13.58
25th Percentile £22.41 £21.13 £17.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +30.00% +23.00%
75th Percentile £49.96 £53.38 £45.50
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.50 £57.10
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% +2.70%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in London

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in London

DevOps Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps Engineer in London over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in London

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +25 159 £600 +14.39% 83
South London +14 37 £600 +18.81% 5
West London -3 16 £525 +2.94% 25
East London -6 3 £900 +93.55% 14
North London - 1 - - 3
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, DevOps Engineer contract jobs required the following 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 1,511 (100.00%) DevOps
2 960 (63.53%) Terraform
3 832 (55.06%) CI/CD
4 798 (52.81%) Kubernetes
5 671 (44.41%) AWS
6 635 (42.03%) Docker
7 626 (41.43%) Python
8 615 (40.70%) Azure
9 572 (37.86%) Jenkins
10 569 (37.66%) Ansible
11 446 (29.52%) Agile
12 438 (28.99%) Linux
13 356 (23.56%) Infrastructure as Code
14 328 (21.71%) Git (software)
15 271 (17.94%) Finance
16 252 (16.68%) Bash
17 251 (16.61%) Java
18 248 (16.41%) Security Cleared
19 243 (16.08%) GitLab
20 229 (15.16%) SC Cleared
21 225 (14.89%) PowerShell
22 196 (12.97%) Microsoft
23 195 (12.91%) GCP
24 187 (12.38%) Configuration Management
25 183 (12.11%) Serverless
26 163 (10.79%) Windows
27 160 (10.59%) Go
27 160 (10.59%) Microservices
28 150 (9.93%) GitHub
29 143 (9.46%) AWS CloudFormation

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 75 (4.96%) Confluence
2 55 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (3.04%) nginx
4 30 (1.99%) IIS
5 20 (1.32%) Apache
6 19 (1.26%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.13%) Apache Spark
8 16 (1.06%) OpenStack
8 16 (1.06%) Traefik
9 12 (0.79%) CMS
10 9 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.26%) Mule
12 4 (0.26%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.26%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
13 3 (0.20%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.20%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.13%) Mule ESB
14 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.33%) Workday HCM
2 4 (0.26%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.13%) Cloudability
4 1 (0.066%) Magento
4 1 (0.066%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 671 (44.41%) AWS
2 615 (40.70%) Azure
3 195 (12.91%) GCP
4 183 (12.11%) Serverless
5 150 (9.93%) GitHub
6 143 (9.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 119 (7.88%) PaaS
8 100 (6.62%) Amazon EC2
8 100 (6.62%) AWS Lambda
9 91 (6.02%) Amazon ECS
9 91 (6.02%) Amazon EKS
10 77 (5.10%) OpenShift
11 71 (4.70%) IaaS
12 64 (4.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 60 (3.97%) npm
14 56 (3.71%) AWS CodePipeline
15 53 (3.51%) Amazon S3
16 49 (3.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 45 (2.98%) Datadog
18 44 (2.91%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.50%) DNS
2 51 (3.38%) Firewall
3 30 (1.99%) VPN
4 26 (1.72%) HTTP
5 24 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 20 (1.32%) FTP
7 19 (1.26%) SSH
8 18 (1.19%) SSL
9 14 (0.93%) SMTP
10 12 (0.79%) Internet
11 10 (0.66%) DHCP
11 10 (0.66%) VLAN
12 9 (0.60%) Network Security
13 8 (0.53%) IPv4
13 8 (0.53%) tcpdump
14 7 (0.46%) HTTPS
14 7 (0.46%) WAN
14 7 (0.46%) Wireshark
15 6 (0.40%) Kerberos
15 6 (0.40%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (4.77%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
3 59 (3.90%) Amazon RDS
4 45 (2.98%) Big Data
5 29 (1.92%) Power BI
6 27 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (1.79%) MySQL
7 25 (1.65%) MongoDB
8 24 (1.59%) NoSQL
9 23 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 19 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
11 17 (1.13%) Data Lake
12 14 (0.93%) BigQuery
13 11 (0.73%) Amazon Aurora
14 10 (0.66%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.60%) Redis
15 9 (0.60%) Tableau
16 8 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 572 (37.86%) Jenkins
2 328 (21.71%) Git (software)
3 243 (16.08%) GitLab
4 128 (8.47%) JIRA
5 109 (7.21%) CircleCI
6 94 (6.22%) Maven
7 80 (5.29%) Bitbucket
8 78 (5.16%) TeamCity
9 76 (5.03%) Gradle
9 76 (5.03%) SonarQube
10 69 (4.57%) Artifactory
11 63 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
12 61 (4.04%) Travis CI
13 54 (3.57%) gulp
14 39 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
15 30 (1.99%) Subversion
16 29 (1.92%) git-flow
17 28 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 26 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
19 24 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 271 (17.94%) Finance
2 125 (8.27%) Public Sector
3 124 (8.21%) Social Skills
4 95 (6.29%) Banking
5 59 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (2.32%) Front Office
7 31 (2.05%) Retail
8 28 (1.85%) Investment Banking
9 25 (1.65%) Presentation Skills
10 17 (1.13%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.86%) Influencing Skills
11 13 (0.86%) Legal
11 13 (0.86%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.66%) Law
12 10 (0.66%) Publishing
13 8 (0.53%) Back Office
13 8 (0.53%) Marketing
14 7 (0.46%) Documentation Skills
15 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.26%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (7.74%) .NET
2 101 (6.68%) Kafka
3 87 (5.76%) Elastic Stack
4 73 (4.83%) Node.js
5 44 (2.91%) YAML
6 33 (2.18%) JSON
7 25 (1.65%) ARM Templates
8 23 (1.52%) REST
9 22 (1.46%) .NET Framework
10 21 (1.39%) ADO
10 21 (1.39%) HTML
11 20 (1.32%) React
12 19 (1.26%) CSS
13 17 (1.13%) RabbitMQ
14 16 (1.06%) Spring Boot
15 13 (0.86%) Spring
16 12 (0.79%) cloud-init
17 10 (0.66%) Middleware
17 10 (0.66%) Web Services
17 10 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 73 (4.83%) Cloud Native
1 73 (4.83%) Public Cloud
2 59 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
3 36 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
4 34 (2.25%) Data Centre
5 29 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 29 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
6 19 (1.26%) Clustering
7 18 (1.19%) Private Cloud
8 16 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.06%) PKI
8 16 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (0.99%) Blockchain
10 14 (0.93%) Virtual Team
11 11 (0.73%) iPad
11 11 (0.73%) Tandem
12 9 (0.60%) Wiki
13 8 (0.53%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.53%) User Experience
14 7 (0.46%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 438 (28.99%) Linux
2 163 (10.79%) Windows
3 88 (5.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 69 (4.57%) Unix
5 42 (2.78%) Windows Server
6 38 (2.51%) CentOS
7 26 (1.72%) Ubuntu
8 13 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.79%) VMS
10 7 (0.46%) CoreOS
11 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (0.33%) Android
13 4 (0.26%) Alpine Linux
13 4 (0.26%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.066%) DC/OS
15 1 (0.066%) Debian
15 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,511 (100.00%) DevOps
2 832 (55.06%) CI/CD
3 446 (29.52%) Agile
4 356 (23.56%) Infrastructure as Code
5 187 (12.38%) Configuration Management
6 160 (10.59%) Microservices
7 129 (8.54%) Test Automation
8 125 (8.27%) Scrum
9 115 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
10 105 (6.95%) Open Source
11 103 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
12 96 (6.35%) Software Engineering
13 95 (6.29%) Platform Engineering
14 87 (5.76%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 86 (5.69%) Deployment Automation
16 82 (5.43%) Migration
17 79 (5.23%) Continuous Delivery
18 76 (5.03%) SDLC
19 69 (4.57%) Mentoring
20 56 (3.71%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 626 (41.43%) Python
2 252 (16.68%) Bash
3 251 (16.61%) Java
4 225 (14.89%) PowerShell
5 160 (10.59%) Go
6 116 (7.68%) Groovy
7 110 (7.28%) JavaScript
8 103 (6.82%) SQL
9 78 (5.16%) C#
10 75 (4.96%) Ruby
11 34 (2.25%) Perl
12 32 (2.12%) Shell Script
13 26 (1.72%) C++
14 23 (1.52%) Scala
15 20 (1.32%) C
15 20 (1.32%) TypeScript
16 13 (0.86%) Rust
17 9 (0.60%) PHP
18 6 (0.40%) Kotlin
19 5 (0.33%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 248 (16.41%) Security Cleared
2 229 (15.16%) SC Cleared
3 36 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 31 (2.05%) AWS Certification
5 14 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (0.60%) Degree
7 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.26%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.13%) CCA
11 1 (0.066%) CCNA
11 1 (0.066%) CCNP
11 1 (0.066%) CEH
11 1 (0.066%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.066%) CISSP
11 1 (0.066%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.066%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.066%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.066%) PMP
11 1 (0.066%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.06%) QA
2 12 (0.79%) NCSC
3 10 (0.66%) GDPR
4 3 (0.20%) Accessibility
4 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.20%) SLA
5 1 (0.066%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.066%) GLBA
5 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.066%) MiFID
5 1 (0.066%) NIST
5 1 (0.066%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 635 (42.03%) Docker
2 53 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.86%) Ceph
6 12 (0.79%) NFS
7 11 (0.73%) vSphere
8 7 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.33%) KVM
10 5 (0.33%) oVirt
10 5 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.26%) LXC
12 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
12 2 (0.13%) Squid
13 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.066%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 960 (63.53%) Terraform
2 798 (52.81%) Kubernetes
3 569 (37.66%) Ansible
4 135 (8.93%) Puppet
5 132 (8.74%) Opscode Chef
6 87 (5.76%) Prometheus
7 86 (5.69%) Grafana
8 71 (4.70%) Packer
9 58 (3.84%) Istio
10 35 (2.32%) Consul
11 34 (2.25%) Kibana
12 29 (1.92%) Docker Swarm
13 25 (1.65%) logstash
14 23 (1.52%) ZABBIX
15 18 (1.19%) BladeLogic
15 18 (1.19%) Icinga
16 14 (0.93%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 14 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
16 14 (0.93%) Nagios
17 13 (0.86%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 196 (12.97%) Microsoft
2 104 (6.88%) Splunk
3 101 (6.68%) Google
4 52 (3.44%) VMware
5 46 (3.04%) Databricks
6 43 (2.85%) Oracle
7 39 (2.58%) Red Hat
8 29 (1.92%) AppDynamics
9 20 (1.32%) Atlassian
10 19 (1.26%) New Relic
11 18 (1.19%) Dynatrace
12 16 (1.06%) PagerDuty
13 14 (0.93%) ServiceNow
14 13 (0.86%) Informatica
15 12 (0.79%) CyberArk
15 12 (0.79%) IBM
15 12 (0.79%) Sitecore
16 7 (0.46%) Citrix
17 6 (0.40%) Greenplum
17 6 (0.40%) SAP