Period
to 29 March 2020

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 47 58
Rank change year-on-year -13 +11 +9
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 996 2,168 1,973
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.86% 5.05% 4.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.13% 5.33% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 1,727 1,632
Median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £463 £463 £425
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +4.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +100.00% -39.13%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year - -39.13% +12.75%

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 24,108 40,643 44,189
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.42% 94.69% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,963 29,127 31,956
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £306
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £470 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 533 683
Median hourly rate £31.00 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.91% +2.33% -6.52%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £12.08
90th Percentile £55.80 £51.81 £48.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - +0.05%

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 29 March 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DevOps Engineer in London over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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 -15 213 £575 +4.55% 106
South London -5 81 £553 -3.91% 29
West London -7 21 £513 -2.38% 28
East London -23 13 £600 +4.35% 12
North London +18 2 £325 -40.91% 3
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 996 (100.00%) DevOps
2 553 (55.52%) Terraform
3 547 (54.92%) Kubernetes
4 471 (47.29%) Docker
5 466 (46.79%) AWS
6 425 (42.67%) Ansible
7 393 (39.46%) Python
8 383 (38.45%) Jenkins
9 344 (34.54%) Azure
10 325 (32.63%) Linux
11 323 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
12 210 (21.08%) Security Cleared
12 210 (21.08%) Infrastructure as Code
13 207 (20.78%) Java
14 186 (18.67%) Puppet
15 179 (17.97%) Git (software)
16 176 (17.67%) Finance
17 175 (17.57%) SC Cleared
18 143 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
19 137 (13.76%) PowerShell
19 137 (13.76%) GCP
20 136 (13.65%) Configuration Management
21 133 (13.35%) Microservices
22 130 (13.05%) AWS CloudFormation
23 124 (12.45%) Opscode Chef
24 118 (11.85%) Bash Shell
25 111 (11.14%) Amazon EC2
26 103 (10.34%) JIRA
27 99 (9.94%) Windows
28 90 (9.04%) OpenShift

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 79 (7.93%) Confluence
2 47 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
3 33 (3.31%) nginx
4 23 (2.31%) OpenStack
5 20 (2.01%) Apache
6 18 (1.81%) Apache Spark
7 15 (1.51%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.50%) IIS
12 4 (0.40%) Red Hat Fuse
13 3 (0.30%) JBoss
14 2 (0.20%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.20%) Skype for Business
15 1 (0.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 1 (0.10%) DataSynapse
15 1 (0.10%) MQSeries
15 1 (0.10%) Umbraco
15 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.10%) Actimize
2 1 (0.10%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 466 (46.79%) AWS
2 344 (34.54%) Azure
3 137 (13.76%) GCP
4 130 (13.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 111 (11.14%) Amazon EC2
6 90 (9.04%) OpenShift
7 88 (8.84%) Serverless
8 84 (8.43%) GitHub
9 81 (8.13%) Amazon S3
10 66 (6.63%) Amazon ECS
11 61 (6.12%) AWS Lambda
12 54 (5.42%) PaaS
13 35 (3.51%) Amazon SQS
13 35 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 32 (3.21%) IaaS
15 31 (3.11%) Amazon EKS
15 31 (3.11%) Route 53
16 24 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 24 (2.41%) AWS CodePipeline
17 22 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.01%) Firewall
2 29 (2.91%) VPN
3 22 (2.21%) DNS
4 12 (1.20%) HTTP
5 10 (1.00%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.90%) Kerberos
7 7 (0.70%) SSL
8 6 (0.60%) DHCP
8 6 (0.60%) SSH
9 5 (0.50%) Internet
10 3 (0.30%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.20%) IPsec
11 2 (0.20%) MPLS
11 2 (0.20%) Network Security
11 2 (0.20%) Skype
11 2 (0.20%) Wireless
12 1 (0.10%) NX-OS
12 1 (0.10%) Software-Defined Networking
12 1 (0.10%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (6.02%) Big Data
2 53 (5.32%) Amazon RDS
3 36 (3.61%) Hadoop
4 30 (3.01%) NoSQL
4 30 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (2.81%) SQL Server
6 24 (2.41%) MySQL
7 22 (2.21%) MongoDB
8 20 (2.01%) Amazon Redshift
9 15 (1.51%) Data Lake
10 14 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (1.41%) Redis
11 11 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
11 11 (1.10%) HBase
12 10 (1.00%) Relational Database
13 9 (0.90%) Blockchain
13 9 (0.90%) Power BI
14 8 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (0.80%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 383 (38.45%) Jenkins
2 179 (17.97%) Git (software)
3 103 (10.34%) JIRA
4 55 (5.52%) GitLab
5 51 (5.12%) Artifactory
6 45 (4.52%) Visual Studio Team System
7 42 (4.22%) Bitbucket
8 41 (4.12%) CircleCI
9 36 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 32 (3.21%) Maven
11 27 (2.71%) SonarQube
12 25 (2.51%) TeamCity
13 23 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
14 20 (2.01%) Travis CI
15 19 (1.91%) Sonatype Nexus
16 18 (1.81%) Cucumber
16 18 (1.81%) Visual Studio
17 17 (1.71%) Subversion
18 16 (1.61%) RStudio
19 15 (1.51%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 176 (17.67%) Finance
2 78 (7.83%) Banking
3 64 (6.43%) Public Sector
4 28 (2.81%) Retail
5 27 (2.71%) Front Office
6 15 (1.51%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.51%) Publishing
7 12 (1.20%) Games
8 8 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.70%) Legal
9 7 (0.70%) Marketing
9 7 (0.70%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.50%) Law
10 5 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.30%) Electronics
11 3 (0.30%) Police
11 3 (0.30%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.20%) Automotive
12 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.92%) Web Services
2 55 (5.52%) Node.js
3 53 (5.32%) Elastic Stack
4 52 (5.22%) Kafka
5 43 (4.32%) .NET
6 24 (2.41%) JSON
7 20 (2.01%) Spring
8 17 (1.71%) REST
8 17 (1.71%) YAML
9 16 (1.61%) J2EE
9 16 (1.61%) J2SE
9 16 (1.61%) Spring Boot
10 14 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
11 13 (1.31%) CSS
12 11 (1.10%) HTML
12 11 (1.10%) React
13 10 (1.00%) Middleware
13 10 (1.00%) Vert.x
13 10 (1.00%) XML
14 9 (0.90%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
2 44 (4.42%) Data Centre
3 41 (4.12%) Public Cloud
4 37 (3.71%) Cloud Native
4 37 (3.71%) Linux Command Line
5 17 (1.71%) Derivative
5 17 (1.71%) Fixed Income
6 16 (1.61%) Equities
6 16 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.10%) User Experience
9 10 (1.00%) Virtual Team
10 8 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.80%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.80%) Replication
11 7 (0.70%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.60%) PKI
12 6 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 325 (32.63%) Linux
2 99 (9.94%) Windows
3 51 (5.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (4.72%) Unix
5 26 (2.61%) CentOS
6 25 (2.51%) Ubuntu
7 21 (2.11%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.70%) CoreOS
9 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.50%) Debian
11 4 (0.40%) Android
12 3 (0.30%) DC/OS
12 3 (0.30%) VMS
13 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 996 (100.00%) DevOps
2 323 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (21.08%) Infrastructure as Code
4 143 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
5 136 (13.65%) Configuration Management
6 133 (13.35%) Microservices
7 78 (7.83%) Test Automation
8 74 (7.43%) Migration
8 74 (7.43%) Open Source
9 68 (6.83%) Continuous Delivery
10 65 (6.53%) Software Engineering
11 64 (6.43%) Scrum
12 63 (6.33%) Fintech
13 56 (5.62%) Deployment Automation
14 50 (5.02%) Infrastructure Automation
15 45 (4.52%) Analytics
16 32 (3.21%) TDD
17 31 (3.11%) Machine Learning
18 28 (2.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 28 (2.81%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 393 (39.46%) Python
2 207 (20.78%) Java
3 137 (13.76%) PowerShell
4 118 (11.85%) Bash Shell
5 73 (7.33%) Ruby
6 70 (7.03%) Go
6 70 (7.03%) SQL
7 51 (5.12%) Groovy
8 50 (5.02%) JavaScript
9 49 (4.92%) C#
10 23 (2.31%) R
11 21 (2.11%) Perl
12 19 (1.91%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.31%) Scala
14 10 (1.00%) C++
15 9 (0.90%) C
15 9 (0.90%) Java 8
15 9 (0.90%) PHP
16 7 (0.70%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 210 (21.08%) Security Cleared
2 175 (17.57%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.01%) AWS Certification
4 25 (2.51%) Degree
5 21 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.51%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.20%) MCSA
8 6 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.30%) MCSE
10 2 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.20%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.10%) CCA
11 1 (0.10%) CCIE
11 1 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.10%) CISSP
11 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.10%) OCP
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.10%) RHCE
11 1 (0.10%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.51%) QA
2 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.20%) NCSC
3 2 (0.20%) SLA
4 1 (0.10%) NIST
4 1 (0.10%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 471 (47.29%) Docker
2 28 (2.81%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.90%) vSphere
6 8 (0.80%) HDFS
7 7 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.60%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.30%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.20%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.10%) Firmware
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.10%) zsh
Systems Management
1 553 (55.52%) Terraform
2 547 (54.92%) Kubernetes
3 425 (42.67%) Ansible
4 186 (18.67%) Puppet
5 124 (12.45%) Opscode Chef
6 69 (6.93%) Packer
7 37 (3.71%) Consul
8 33 (3.31%) Prometheus
9 29 (2.91%) Istio
10 19 (1.91%) Kibana
11 16 (1.61%) Grafana
12 15 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
12 15 (1.51%) logstash
13 10 (1.00%) Rancher
14 7 (0.70%) Salt
15 6 (0.60%) CFEngine
15 6 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
16 5 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
16 5 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
16 5 (0.50%) Oozie
Vendors
1 66 (6.63%) Google
2 65 (6.53%) Microsoft
3 46 (4.62%) Red Hat
4 32 (3.21%) Splunk
5 31 (3.11%) Atlassian
6 25 (2.51%) Oracle
6 25 (2.51%) VMware
7 15 (1.51%) Hortonworks
8 13 (1.31%) SaltStack
9 11 (1.10%) Cloudera
9 11 (1.10%) Databricks
10 10 (1.00%) F5
11 9 (0.90%) Cisco
12 8 (0.80%) Citrix
12 8 (0.80%) ServiceNow
13 7 (0.70%) Dynatrace
13 7 (0.70%) Tableau
14 6 (0.60%) IBM
14 6 (0.60%) New Relic
15 5 (0.50%) Salesforce.com