Period
to 20 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 72 59
Rank change year-on-year +5 -13 +3
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1,408 495 1,580
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.93% 3.53% 4.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.23% 3.84% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,058 390 1,256
10th Percentile £450 £400 £475
25th Percentile £500 £463 £519
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £585
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -5.98% +6.36%
75th Percentile £651 £622 £650
90th Percentile £700 £675 £713
England median daily rate £550 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £61.00 - -
England median hourly rate £61.00 £44.38 £30.50
% change year-on-year +37.46% +45.49% -51.78%

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 33,302 12,880 34,414
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.03% 91.78% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,148 9,303 25,117
10th Percentile £358 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 97 438
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.15 £12.04
25th Percentile £18.75 £20.00 £15.53
Median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% +66.67% +12.30%
75th Percentile £51.75 £45.25 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £54.40 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.68 £22.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year -10.57% +16.56% +7.86%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -53 97 £575 +5.75% 108
South London +20 38 £575 +13.86% 12
East London -9 6 £500 +16.96% 30
West London -13 5 £565 -10.32% 36
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1,408 (100.00%) DevOps
2 873 (62.00%) Terraform
3 650 (46.16%) Kubernetes
4 635 (45.10%) AWS
5 573 (40.70%) Azure
5 573 (40.70%) Ansible
6 542 (38.49%) Docker
7 467 (33.17%) Python
8 440 (31.25%) Jenkins
9 384 (27.27%) Linux
10 358 (25.43%) Infrastructure as Code
11 330 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
12 223 (15.84%) Git (software)
13 220 (15.63%) Finance
14 212 (15.06%) Bash Shell
15 211 (14.99%) Java
16 186 (13.21%) GitHub
16 186 (13.21%) GCP
17 176 (12.50%) PowerShell
18 167 (11.86%) Security Cleared
19 162 (11.51%) Microservices
20 160 (11.36%) Configuration Management
21 154 (10.94%) GitLab
22 151 (10.72%) Puppet
23 139 (9.87%) SC Cleared
24 133 (9.45%) Test Automation
25 129 (9.16%) Social Skills
26 127 (9.02%) PaaS
26 127 (9.02%) Microsoft
27 124 (8.81%) 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 67 (4.76%) Confluence
2 58 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
3 37 (2.63%) Apache Spark
4 28 (1.99%) Apache
5 25 (1.78%) nginx
5 25 (1.78%) Tomcat
6 17 (1.21%) WebLogic
7 14 (0.99%) Apache Airflow
8 11 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
9 10 (0.71%) IIS
9 10 (0.71%) OpenStack
9 10 (0.71%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.57%) Appian
11 6 (0.43%) Traefik
12 5 (0.36%) Jupyter
12 5 (0.36%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.21%) CMS
13 3 (0.21%) Documentum
13 3 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.071%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.43%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.36%) Magento
3 4 (0.28%) Cloudability
3 4 (0.28%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.071%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 635 (45.10%) AWS
2 573 (40.70%) Azure
3 186 (13.21%) GCP
3 186 (13.21%) GitHub
4 127 (9.02%) PaaS
5 124 (8.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 114 (8.10%) Amazon EKS
7 96 (6.82%) Serverless
8 94 (6.68%) IaaS
9 84 (5.97%) Amazon EC2
10 81 (5.75%) Amazon ECS
11 62 (4.40%) AWS Lambda
12 59 (4.19%) SaaS
13 54 (3.84%) OpenShift
14 44 (3.13%) Amazon S3
15 43 (3.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 43 (3.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 36 (2.56%) Route 53
17 24 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
18 23 (1.63%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.62%) Firewall
2 38 (2.70%) DNS
3 21 (1.49%) SSL
4 19 (1.35%) Network Security
5 13 (0.92%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.85%) HTTP
7 11 (0.78%) VPN
8 10 (0.71%) Internet
9 7 (0.50%) IPv4
9 7 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (0.36%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.36%) WAN
11 4 (0.28%) BGP
11 4 (0.28%) IPsec
11 4 (0.28%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.28%) LAN
12 3 (0.21%) DSL
12 3 (0.21%) FTP
12 3 (0.21%) OSPF
12 3 (0.21%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (5.68%) Big Data
2 55 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
3 48 (3.41%) SQL Server
4 47 (3.34%) Amazon RDS
5 41 (2.91%) Hadoop
6 34 (2.41%) NoSQL
7 28 (1.99%) MongoDB
8 27 (1.92%) Data Lake
9 19 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 18 (1.28%) BigQuery
10 18 (1.28%) MySQL
11 17 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.78%) Power BI
15 9 (0.64%) Relational Database
16 8 (0.57%) Apache Hive
16 8 (0.57%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.57%) Redis
17 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 440 (31.25%) Jenkins
2 223 (15.84%) Git (software)
3 154 (10.94%) GitLab
4 122 (8.66%) JIRA
5 108 (7.67%) Maven
6 81 (5.75%) Sonatype Nexus
7 66 (4.69%) Bitbucket
8 59 (4.19%) TeamCity
9 58 (4.12%) Gradle
10 43 (3.05%) Artifactory
11 42 (2.98%) SonarQube
12 32 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
13 29 (2.06%) CircleCI
13 29 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
14 28 (1.99%) Cucumber
14 28 (1.99%) Selenium
15 26 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 23 (1.63%) Terragrunt
17 21 (1.49%) Subversion
18 18 (1.28%) Travis CI
General
1 220 (15.63%) Finance
2 129 (9.16%) Social Skills
3 112 (7.95%) Public Sector
4 87 (6.18%) Banking
5 33 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (1.78%) Presentation Skills
7 20 (1.42%) Retail
8 19 (1.35%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 16 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.14%) Law
11 15 (1.07%) Games
12 13 (0.92%) Legal
13 10 (0.71%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.71%) Marketing
14 9 (0.64%) Electronics
14 9 (0.64%) Front Office
15 7 (0.50%) iGaming
16 6 (0.43%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.36%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (6.11%) .NET
2 84 (5.97%) Web Services
3 70 (4.97%) YAML
4 58 (4.12%) Elastic Stack
4 58 (4.12%) Kafka
5 47 (3.34%) Node.js
6 39 (2.77%) ARM Templates
7 37 (2.63%) Spring
8 26 (1.85%) Spring Boot
9 25 (1.78%) JSON
10 24 (1.70%) REST
11 17 (1.21%) .NET Framework
12 16 (1.14%) CSS
12 16 (1.14%) HTML
13 12 (0.85%) AngularJS
14 10 (0.71%) ADO
14 10 (0.71%) Velocity
15 9 (0.64%) Middleware
15 9 (0.64%) React
15 9 (0.64%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 59 (4.19%) Cloud Native
2 49 (3.48%) Public Cloud
3 39 (2.77%) Data Centre
4 37 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
5 35 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (1.63%) Legacy Applications
6 23 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
8 19 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 18 (1.28%) Wiki
10 14 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (0.99%) PKI
11 11 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
12 10 (0.71%) Hedge funds
12 10 (0.71%) Legacy Systems
12 10 (0.71%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.64%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
15 7 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
15 7 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 384 (27.27%) Linux
2 115 (8.17%) Windows
3 52 (3.69%) Unix
4 44 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (1.63%) Windows Server
6 19 (1.35%) CentOS
7 15 (1.07%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.43%) Solaris
9 4 (0.28%) Android
9 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.14%) VMS
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.071%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.071%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.071%) Debian
12 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,408 (100.00%) DevOps
2 358 (25.43%) Infrastructure as Code
3 330 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
4 162 (11.51%) Microservices
5 160 (11.36%) Configuration Management
6 133 (9.45%) Test Automation
7 119 (8.45%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 116 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
9 94 (6.68%) Scrum
10 93 (6.61%) Migration
11 92 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
12 90 (6.39%) Continuous Delivery
13 75 (5.33%) Open Source
14 74 (5.26%) Deployment Automation
15 73 (5.18%) Infrastructure Automation
16 69 (4.90%) Analytics
17 61 (4.33%) DevSecOps
18 59 (4.19%) SDLC
19 57 (4.05%) Software Engineering
20 54 (3.84%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 467 (33.17%) Python
2 212 (15.06%) Bash Shell
3 211 (14.99%) Java
4 176 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 114 (8.10%) Groovy
6 107 (7.60%) SQL
7 79 (5.61%) JavaScript
8 66 (4.69%) C#
9 59 (4.19%) Ruby
10 58 (4.12%) Shell Script
11 50 (3.55%) Go
12 19 (1.35%) Perl
13 18 (1.28%) TypeScript
14 16 (1.14%) Scala
15 15 (1.07%) C++
16 14 (0.99%) C
17 12 (0.85%) PHP
18 10 (0.71%) VB
19 8 (0.57%) Kotlin
20 3 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 167 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 139 (9.87%) SC Cleared
3 32 (2.27%) Degree
4 25 (1.78%) AWS Certification
5 14 (0.99%) DV Cleared
6 13 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.21%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.14%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.14%) RHCA
10 2 (0.14%) RHCE
10 2 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.071%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.071%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.071%) MCSA
11 1 (0.071%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.85%) QA
2 13 (0.92%) GDPR
3 7 (0.50%) SLA
4 5 (0.36%) Accessibility
5 4 (0.28%) NCSC
5 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 542 (38.49%) Docker
2 61 (4.33%) Active Directory
3 30 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.43%) HDFS
6 6 (0.43%) vSphere
7 5 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.28%) LXC
8 4 (0.28%) NFS
9 3 (0.21%) iptables
9 3 (0.21%) Squid
9 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.14%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 2 (0.14%) Ceph
10 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.071%) GeoWebCache
11 1 (0.071%) Platform Symphony
11 1 (0.071%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 873 (62.00%) Terraform
2 650 (46.16%) Kubernetes
3 573 (40.70%) Ansible
4 151 (10.72%) Puppet
5 88 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
5 88 (6.25%) Prometheus
6 59 (4.19%) Grafana
7 30 (2.13%) Kibana
8 29 (2.06%) Packer
9 28 (1.99%) Docker Swarm
10 27 (1.92%) Istio
11 14 (0.99%) Argo
11 14 (0.99%) Rancher
12 12 (0.85%) Consul
13 11 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
14 10 (0.71%) BladeLogic
15 7 (0.50%) HAProxy
16 6 (0.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 6 (0.43%) Graphite
16 6 (0.43%) linkerd
Vendors
1 127 (9.02%) Microsoft
2 104 (7.39%) Google
3 75 (5.33%) Splunk
4 69 (4.90%) Oracle
5 52 (3.69%) VMware
6 36 (2.56%) Atlassian
7 32 (2.27%) Databricks
8 25 (1.78%) Red Hat
9 22 (1.56%) Hortonworks
10 21 (1.49%) MuleSoft
11 19 (1.35%) AppDynamics
12 18 (1.28%) Dynatrace
13 13 (0.92%) Cloudera
13 13 (0.92%) IBM
14 12 (0.85%) New Relic
14 12 (0.85%) SAP
15 9 (0.64%) Cisco
16 8 (0.57%) CyberArk
16 8 (0.57%) Palo Alto
16 8 (0.57%) Salesforce.com