Period
to 14 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 56 64
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 +12
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 572 1,746 1,789
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.86% 4.38% 3.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 4.66% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 1,389 1,450
Median daily rate £550 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £413 £475 £438
90th Percentile £675 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £550 £528
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.27% +2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £67.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +4.35% +67.71%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -26.32% +35.71% -21.35%

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 13,712 37,501 43,183
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.51% 94.10% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,264 26,831 31,227
Median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.15%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 496 626
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +5.00% -5.77%
10th Percentile £17.97 £12.38 £13.13
90th Percentile £54.60 £58.94 £51.25
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year +37.50% +7.99% +0.11%

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 14 August 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
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 14 August 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 +15 138 £550 - 61
South London -3 32 £534 -6.36% 7
West London +11 8 £525 - 23
East London -10 4 £476 -20.63% 4
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 572 (100.00%) DevOps
2 335 (58.57%) Terraform
3 308 (53.85%) Kubernetes
4 289 (50.52%) AWS
5 253 (44.23%) Docker
6 242 (42.31%) Ansible
7 231 (40.38%) Jenkins
8 230 (40.21%) Python
9 192 (33.57%) Azure
10 185 (32.34%) Linux
11 173 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
12 132 (23.08%) Java
13 124 (21.68%) Infrastructure as Code
13 124 (21.68%) Security Cleared
14 121 (21.15%) Finance
15 106 (18.53%) SC Cleared
16 98 (17.13%) Git (software)
17 92 (16.08%) Bash Shell
18 87 (15.21%) GCP
19 84 (14.69%) PowerShell
20 83 (14.51%) Puppet
20 83 (14.51%) Configuration Management
21 76 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
22 71 (12.41%) AWS CloudFormation
23 65 (11.36%) Amazon EC2
24 63 (11.01%) Microservices
25 58 (10.14%) Amazon S3
25 58 (10.14%) JIRA
26 57 (9.97%) Test Automation
27 56 (9.79%) Infrastructure Automation

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 39 (6.82%) Confluence
2 27 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (2.62%) Cloud Foundry
3 15 (2.62%) nginx
4 13 (2.27%) Apache
5 10 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.57%) Jupyter
7 8 (1.40%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.87%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.70%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.52%) CMS
10 3 (0.52%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.17%) Luigi
12 1 (0.17%) Mule
12 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Fuse
12 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.17%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.52%) Magento
3 1 (0.17%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 289 (50.52%) AWS
2 192 (33.57%) Azure
3 87 (15.21%) GCP
4 71 (12.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 65 (11.36%) Amazon EC2
6 58 (10.14%) Amazon S3
7 54 (9.44%) OpenShift
8 46 (8.04%) Serverless
9 44 (7.69%) GitHub
10 42 (7.34%) AWS Lambda
11 39 (6.82%) Amazon ECS
12 29 (5.07%) PaaS
13 26 (4.55%) Amazon SQS
14 21 (3.67%) Amazon EKS
15 20 (3.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 19 (3.32%) IaaS
17 18 (3.15%) SaaS
18 12 (2.10%) Azure Stack
19 11 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 11 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.47%) Firewall
2 27 (4.72%) DNS
3 17 (2.97%) HTTP
4 13 (2.27%) SSL
5 11 (1.92%) VPN
6 10 (1.75%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.57%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.87%) Skype
9 4 (0.70%) Network Security
9 4 (0.70%) SAN
9 4 (0.70%) VLAN
10 3 (0.52%) DHCP
10 3 (0.52%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.52%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.35%) BGP
11 2 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.35%) DSL
11 2 (0.35%) IPv6
11 2 (0.35%) OSPF
11 2 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.99%) Big Data
3 36 (6.29%) Amazon RDS
4 32 (5.59%) Amazon Redshift
5 25 (4.37%) MySQL
6 24 (4.20%) Hadoop
7 21 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (2.27%) NoSQL
9 12 (2.10%) Data Lake
10 11 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.57%) Power BI
12 7 (1.22%) Amazon Aurora
12 7 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (1.22%) HBase
12 7 (1.22%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.05%) BigQuery
13 6 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.87%) Cosmos DB
14 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 231 (40.38%) Jenkins
2 98 (17.13%) Git (software)
3 58 (10.14%) JIRA
4 54 (9.44%) GitLab
5 45 (7.87%) Artifactory
6 28 (4.90%) CircleCI
7 26 (4.55%) Maven
8 22 (3.85%) Bitbucket
9 20 (3.50%) SonarQube
10 19 (3.32%) Visual Studio Team System
11 17 (2.97%) Gradle
11 17 (2.97%) Vagrant
12 16 (2.80%) RStudio
12 16 (2.80%) Selenium
13 15 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
13 15 (2.62%) TeamCity
14 11 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (1.57%) Subversion
15 9 (1.57%) Travis CI
15 9 (1.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 121 (21.15%) Finance
2 38 (6.64%) Banking
3 34 (5.94%) Public Sector
4 30 (5.24%) Front Office
5 19 (3.32%) Retail
6 9 (1.57%) Games
7 8 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.05%) Law
8 6 (1.05%) Marketing
9 5 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.87%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.87%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.70%) Back Office
10 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.52%) Electronics
11 3 (0.52%) Police
12 2 (0.35%) Billing
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.92%) Web Services
2 34 (5.94%) Node.js
3 28 (4.90%) .NET
4 22 (3.85%) Kafka
5 21 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
6 19 (3.32%) LDAP
7 16 (2.80%) J2EE
7 16 (2.80%) J2SE
7 16 (2.80%) YAML
8 15 (2.62%) React
8 15 (2.62%) REST
9 13 (2.27%) Celery
9 13 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (1.92%) Spring Boot
11 9 (1.57%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.05%) ADO
12 6 (1.05%) JSON
12 6 (1.05%) Middleware
12 6 (1.05%) RESTful
13 5 (0.87%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.55%) Fixed Income
2 24 (4.20%) Derivative
2 24 (4.20%) Equities
3 23 (4.02%) Cloud Native
3 23 (4.02%) Data Centre
4 22 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
5 20 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (3.50%) Public Cloud
6 17 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (2.62%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (2.62%) Mobile App
8 13 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.75%) Blog
10 7 (1.22%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.05%) User Experience
12 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.87%) FMCG
13 3 (0.52%) Augmented Reality
13 3 (0.52%) Clustering
13 3 (0.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 185 (32.34%) Linux
2 56 (9.79%) Windows
3 38 (6.64%) Unix
4 22 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (3.67%) CentOS
6 13 (2.27%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.92%) Mac OS X
7 11 (1.92%) VMS
8 9 (1.57%) Android
8 9 (1.57%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.40%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (1.05%) Debian
11 5 (0.87%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.35%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.17%) AIX
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 572 (100.00%) DevOps
2 173 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (21.68%) Infrastructure as Code
4 83 (14.51%) Configuration Management
5 76 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (11.01%) Microservices
7 57 (9.97%) Test Automation
8 56 (9.79%) Infrastructure Automation
9 54 (9.44%) Scrum
10 53 (9.27%) Software Engineering
11 47 (8.22%) Deployment Automation
12 46 (8.04%) Open Source
13 45 (7.87%) Continuous Delivery
14 33 (5.77%) Migration
15 31 (5.42%) Data Science
16 30 (5.24%) Asset Management
17 29 (5.07%) Mentoring
18 26 (4.55%) Decision-Making
19 24 (4.20%) TDD
20 23 (4.02%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 230 (40.21%) Python
2 132 (23.08%) Java
3 92 (16.08%) Bash Shell
4 84 (14.69%) PowerShell
5 45 (7.87%) SQL
6 33 (5.77%) Ruby
7 29 (5.07%) JavaScript
8 28 (4.90%) Groovy
9 23 (4.02%) C#
9 23 (4.02%) Shell Script
10 22 (3.85%) Go
11 20 (3.50%) R
12 14 (2.45%) Perl
13 11 (1.92%) Kotlin
14 7 (1.22%) Apple Swift
14 7 (1.22%) C
14 7 (1.22%) Scala
15 6 (1.05%) C++
16 5 (0.87%) PHP
17 3 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 124 (21.68%) Security Cleared
2 106 (18.53%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.72%) AWS Certification
4 19 (3.32%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.27%) Degree
6 9 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.52%) CCA
9 2 (0.35%) CCNA
9 2 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.17%) MCSA
10 1 (0.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.92%) QA
2 5 (0.87%) GDPR
2 5 (0.87%) HIPAA
2 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.35%) SLA
6 1 (0.17%) NIST
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 253 (44.23%) Docker
2 24 (4.20%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.70%) HDFS
5 3 (0.52%) vSphere
6 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.35%) zsh
7 1 (0.17%) Ceph
7 1 (0.17%) Gluster
7 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.17%) LXC
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.17%) PowerDNS
7 1 (0.17%) Varnish
7 1 (0.17%) vCloud
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 335 (58.57%) Terraform
2 308 (53.85%) Kubernetes
3 242 (42.31%) Ansible
4 83 (14.51%) Puppet
5 55 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (5.94%) Packer
7 22 (3.85%) Prometheus
8 19 (3.32%) Grafana
9 16 (2.80%) Consul
10 13 (2.27%) Kibana
11 11 (1.92%) Istio
12 8 (1.40%) Salt
13 6 (1.05%) logstash
13 6 (1.05%) Nagios
13 6 (1.05%) Rancher
14 5 (0.87%) Argo
14 5 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
15 3 (0.52%) SCOM
16 2 (0.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 53 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.42%) Splunk
3 27 (4.72%) Google
4 19 (3.32%) Red Hat
5 16 (2.80%) VMware
6 14 (2.45%) Cloudera
7 13 (2.27%) Atlassian
8 11 (1.92%) Oracle
9 10 (1.75%) AppDynamics
9 10 (1.75%) Databricks
10 8 (1.40%) Hortonworks
10 8 (1.40%) New Relic
11 5 (0.87%) Cisco
11 5 (0.87%) Dynatrace
11 5 (0.87%) SaltStack
11 5 (0.87%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.87%) Tableau
12 4 (0.70%) SAP
12 4 (0.70%) Sparx
13 3 (0.52%) NetApp