Period
to 30 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 66 56
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10 +9
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1,100 591 1,785
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.63% 3.74% 4.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.91% 4.01% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 831 463 1,411
10th Percentile £438 £420 £475
25th Percentile £500 £500 £519
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £650
90th Percentile £700 £700 £700
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £70.00
England median hourly rate £55.38 - £70.00

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 28,102 14,722 37,986
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.81% 93.09% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,200 10,618 27,583
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £533 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £706 £684
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 175 462
10th Percentile £14.58 £14.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £20.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.00 £35.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.86% +77.50% -
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.83 £35.94
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.25 £52.95
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.55% +5.84% +5.56%

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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 -58 87 £559 -2.83% 110
South London +14 27 £575 +5.99% 9
West London +4 10 £500 -2.44% 29
East London +2 5 £433 -13.50% 20
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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 1,100 (100.00%) DevOps
2 667 (60.64%) Terraform
3 526 (47.82%) Kubernetes
4 497 (45.18%) AWS
5 464 (42.18%) Ansible
6 439 (39.91%) Azure
7 433 (39.36%) Docker
8 407 (37.00%) Python
9 326 (29.64%) Linux
10 313 (28.45%) Jenkins
11 267 (24.27%) Infrastructure as Code
12 242 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
13 197 (17.91%) Java
14 183 (16.64%) Finance
15 178 (16.18%) Git (software)
16 174 (15.82%) Bash Shell
17 159 (14.45%) Security Cleared
18 158 (14.36%) PowerShell
18 158 (14.36%) Configuration Management
19 156 (14.18%) Puppet
19 156 (14.18%) GCP
20 138 (12.55%) SC Cleared
21 136 (12.36%) GitHub
22 122 (11.09%) Microservices
23 110 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
24 107 (9.73%) Serverless
25 106 (9.64%) Social Skills
26 105 (9.55%) Test Automation
26 105 (9.55%) Microsoft
27 100 (9.09%) PaaS

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 47 (4.27%) Confluence
2 35 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (2.64%) nginx
4 26 (2.36%) Tomcat
5 25 (2.27%) Apache
5 25 (2.27%) Apache Spark
6 16 (1.45%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.09%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.91%) Apache Airflow
8 10 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (0.73%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.64%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.55%) IIS
12 5 (0.45%) Jetty
13 4 (0.36%) Mongrel
13 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
15 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.18%) Mule
15 2 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Magento
2 4 (0.36%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.091%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 497 (45.18%) AWS
2 439 (39.91%) Azure
3 156 (14.18%) GCP
4 136 (12.36%) GitHub
5 107 (9.73%) Serverless
6 100 (9.09%) PaaS
7 81 (7.36%) AWS CloudFormation
8 78 (7.09%) IaaS
9 70 (6.36%) Amazon EKS
10 67 (6.09%) AWS Lambda
11 62 (5.64%) Amazon EC2
12 45 (4.09%) Amazon ECS
13 44 (4.00%) SaaS
14 43 (3.91%) Amazon S3
15 39 (3.55%) OpenShift
16 31 (2.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 28 (2.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 26 (2.36%) npm
18 26 (2.36%) Route 53
19 21 (1.91%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.45%) Firewall
2 23 (2.09%) DNS
3 16 (1.45%) SSL
4 13 (1.18%) HTTP
5 12 (1.09%) VPN
6 9 (0.82%) Network Security
6 9 (0.82%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.73%) DSL
7 8 (0.73%) Internet
7 8 (0.73%) WAN
8 7 (0.64%) IPsec
8 7 (0.64%) IPv4
9 6 (0.55%) DHCP
10 4 (0.36%) FTP
11 3 (0.27%) BGP
11 3 (0.27%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.27%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.27%) LAN
11 3 (0.27%) NAS
11 3 (0.27%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (5.64%) Big Data
2 54 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
3 47 (4.27%) SQL Server
4 38 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
4 38 (3.45%) Hadoop
5 27 (2.45%) MongoDB
6 24 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
7 23 (2.09%) Data Lake
8 22 (2.00%) MySQL
8 22 (2.00%) NoSQL
9 16 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 16 (1.45%) BigQuery
9 16 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.00%) Redis
11 10 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.82%) Apache Hive
13 8 (0.73%) Power BI
14 6 (0.55%) Blockchain
15 5 (0.45%) HBase
15 5 (0.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 313 (28.45%) Jenkins
2 178 (16.18%) Git (software)
3 93 (8.45%) GitLab
4 86 (7.82%) JIRA
5 77 (7.00%) Maven
6 53 (4.82%) Bitbucket
7 47 (4.27%) TeamCity
8 41 (3.73%) Gradle
8 41 (3.73%) Sonatype Nexus
9 32 (2.91%) CircleCI
10 29 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
11 27 (2.45%) Travis CI
11 27 (2.45%) Visual Studio Team System
12 24 (2.18%) Artifactory
12 24 (2.18%) SonarQube
13 20 (1.82%) gulp
14 15 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 15 (1.36%) Cucumber
15 9 (0.82%) git-flow
15 9 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 183 (16.64%) Finance
2 106 (9.64%) Social Skills
3 87 (7.91%) Banking
3 87 (7.91%) Public Sector
4 26 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.00%) Presentation Skills
6 21 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 17 (1.55%) Marketing
8 16 (1.45%) Electronics
8 16 (1.45%) Retail
9 15 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.18%) iGaming
11 12 (1.09%) Games
12 11 (1.00%) Law
13 10 (0.91%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.91%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (0.45%) Front Office
14 5 (0.45%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (6.00%) .NET
2 60 (5.45%) Web Services
3 54 (4.91%) Kafka
3 54 (4.91%) YAML
4 42 (3.82%) Node.js
5 36 (3.27%) Elastic Stack
6 31 (2.82%) Spring
7 30 (2.73%) JSON
8 24 (2.18%) REST
9 22 (2.00%) Spring Boot
10 18 (1.64%) .NET Framework
11 15 (1.36%) ADO
12 13 (1.18%) RESTful
13 10 (0.91%) React
14 9 (0.82%) Lambda Expressions
14 9 (0.82%) LAMP
15 8 (0.73%) .NET Core
15 8 (0.73%) CSS
15 8 (0.73%) Vert.x
16 7 (0.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 49 (4.45%) Cloud Native
2 39 (3.55%) Public Cloud
3 36 (3.27%) Data Centre
4 23 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
5 22 (2.00%) Legacy Applications
6 21 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 10 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (0.82%) Legacy Systems
12 8 (0.73%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.73%) CMDB
12 8 (0.73%) PKI
13 6 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (0.55%) Wiki
14 5 (0.45%) Private Cloud
15 4 (0.36%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 326 (29.64%) Linux
2 94 (8.55%) Windows
3 32 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (2.55%) Unix
5 27 (2.45%) Windows Server
6 25 (2.27%) CentOS
7 18 (1.64%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.55%) VMS
9 5 (0.45%) Android
10 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.27%) Solaris
11 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.091%) Alpine Linux
13 1 (0.091%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,100 (100.00%) DevOps
2 267 (24.27%) Infrastructure as Code
3 242 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
4 158 (14.36%) Configuration Management
5 122 (11.09%) Microservices
6 110 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 105 (9.55%) Test Automation
8 93 (8.45%) Open Source
9 91 (8.27%) Continuous Delivery
10 77 (7.00%) Migration
11 76 (6.91%) Scrum
12 64 (5.82%) Deployment Automation
13 59 (5.36%) Infrastructure Automation
14 56 (5.09%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 54 (4.91%) Problem-Solving
16 50 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 44 (4.00%) Software Engineering
18 38 (3.45%) SDLC
19 36 (3.27%) Data Science
20 35 (3.18%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 407 (37.00%) Python
2 197 (17.91%) Java
3 174 (15.82%) Bash Shell
4 158 (14.36%) PowerShell
5 90 (8.18%) SQL
6 77 (7.00%) Groovy
7 49 (4.45%) Ruby
8 48 (4.36%) C#
9 47 (4.27%) Go
9 47 (4.27%) JavaScript
9 47 (4.27%) Shell Script
10 23 (2.09%) TypeScript
11 20 (1.82%) C
11 20 (1.82%) C++
11 20 (1.82%) Scala
12 16 (1.45%) Perl
13 7 (0.64%) PHP
14 6 (0.55%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.36%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.27%) AWK
Qualifications
1 159 (14.45%) Security Cleared
2 138 (12.55%) SC Cleared
3 22 (2.00%) AWS Certification
4 16 (1.45%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.27%) Degree
6 6 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.36%) RHCA
7 4 (0.36%) RHCE
7 4 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.27%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.27%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.27%) MCSE
8 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.091%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.091%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.18%) QA
2 3 (0.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.091%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.091%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.091%) IFRS
3 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.091%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.091%) WCAG
System Software
1 433 (39.36%) Docker
2 44 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 32 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.91%) HDFS
6 7 (0.64%) KVM
7 6 (0.55%) vSphere
8 5 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.36%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.36%) Xen
10 3 (0.27%) iptables
10 3 (0.27%) NFS
10 3 (0.27%) Squid
10 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.18%) Gluster
11 2 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
11 2 (0.18%) Varnish
11 2 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 667 (60.64%) Terraform
2 526 (47.82%) Kubernetes
3 464 (42.18%) Ansible
4 156 (14.18%) Puppet
5 90 (8.18%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (4.36%) Prometheus
7 37 (3.36%) Grafana
7 37 (3.36%) Packer
8 24 (2.18%) Istio
9 16 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
9 16 (1.45%) Kibana
9 16 (1.45%) Rancher
10 8 (0.73%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 8 (0.73%) Argo
10 8 (0.73%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
11 7 (0.64%) vRealize
12 6 (0.55%) logstash
12 6 (0.55%) Mesos
12 6 (0.55%) Salt
Vendors
1 105 (9.55%) Microsoft
2 92 (8.36%) Google
3 52 (4.73%) VMware
4 48 (4.36%) Oracle
5 29 (2.64%) Splunk
6 28 (2.55%) Databricks
7 19 (1.73%) IBM
8 17 (1.55%) Dynatrace
8 17 (1.55%) Hortonworks
8 17 (1.55%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.45%) Atlassian
9 16 (1.45%) SAP
10 15 (1.36%) Cloudera
11 12 (1.09%) MuleSoft
12 9 (0.82%) New Relic
13 6 (0.55%) HP
13 6 (0.55%) Informatica
13 6 (0.55%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.45%) Dell
14 5 (0.45%) EMC