Period
to 27 October 2020

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 66 55 59
Rank change year-on-year -11 +4 +18
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 510 1,589 2,046
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.56% 4.36% 4.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.89% 4.64% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 1,292 1,664
Median daily rate £550 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £400 £469 £440
90th Percentile £675 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £69.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% -20.49% +97.63%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year - -20.00% -11.62%

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 13,127 34,215 43,471
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.71% 93.86% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,913 24,609 31,463
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £680 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 463 587
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +13.16% -5.00%
10th Percentile £18.59 £12.44 £12.75
90th Percentile £54.90 £53.75 £53.75
Median hourly rate £27.99 £19.71 £18.18
% change year-on-year +42.01% +8.40% -1.72%

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 +11 91 £525 -8.70% 79
South London -5 16 £505 -8.18% 11
West London +7 5 £630 +20.00% 18
East London -2 4 £413 -41.07% 13
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 510 (100.00%) DevOps
2 259 (50.78%) Kubernetes
3 258 (50.59%) Terraform
4 237 (46.47%) AWS
5 219 (42.94%) Python
6 209 (40.98%) Docker
7 195 (38.24%) Ansible
8 174 (34.12%) Azure
9 171 (33.53%) Jenkins
10 158 (30.98%) Linux
11 151 (29.61%) Agile Software Development
12 118 (23.14%) Java
13 103 (20.20%) Infrastructure as Code
14 95 (18.63%) Security Cleared
15 89 (17.45%) Finance
16 86 (16.86%) SC Cleared
16 86 (16.86%) Git (software)
17 77 (15.10%) Bash Shell
18 70 (13.73%) GCP
19 69 (13.53%) PowerShell
20 68 (13.33%) Puppet
21 65 (12.75%) Serverless
22 62 (12.16%) Configuration Management
23 57 (11.18%) Amazon EC2
24 56 (10.98%) Test Automation
24 56 (10.98%) AWS CloudFormation
25 54 (10.59%) Opscode Chef
25 54 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
26 50 (9.80%) Windows
27 49 (9.61%) Amazon S3

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 18 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (3.33%) Confluence
3 16 (3.14%) Apache
4 15 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (2.55%) nginx
6 9 (1.76%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.57%) Jupyter
8 6 (1.18%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.98%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.59%) CMS
11 3 (0.59%) IIS
11 3 (0.59%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.39%) Jetty
12 2 (0.39%) Mongrel
12 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.39%) WordPress
13 1 (0.20%) Liferay
13 1 (0.20%) Mule
13 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Magento
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 237 (46.47%) AWS
2 174 (34.12%) Azure
3 70 (13.73%) GCP
4 65 (12.75%) Serverless
5 57 (11.18%) Amazon EC2
6 56 (10.98%) AWS CloudFormation
7 49 (9.61%) Amazon S3
8 46 (9.02%) AWS Lambda
9 44 (8.63%) PaaS
10 37 (7.25%) OpenShift
11 36 (7.06%) Amazon ECS
11 36 (7.06%) GitHub
12 24 (4.71%) Amazon SQS
13 21 (4.12%) IaaS
14 17 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 15 (2.94%) Amazon EKS
16 13 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
16 13 (2.55%) Azure Functions
17 12 (2.35%) SaaS
18 11 (2.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.47%) Firewall
2 28 (5.49%) DNS
3 22 (4.31%) HTTP
4 18 (3.53%) SSL
5 10 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.76%) VPN
7 7 (1.37%) Network Security
8 6 (1.18%) DHCP
8 6 (1.18%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.78%) FTP
9 4 (0.78%) SAN
9 4 (0.78%) SSH
9 4 (0.78%) VLAN
10 3 (0.59%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.59%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.39%) BGP
11 2 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.39%) OSPF
11 2 (0.39%) Skype
11 2 (0.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.45%) Amazon RDS
3 30 (5.88%) Amazon Redshift
4 27 (5.29%) Big Data
5 22 (4.31%) MySQL
6 20 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (2.94%) Hadoop
9 13 (2.55%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.96%) Cosmos DB
11 9 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (1.76%) BigQuery
12 7 (1.37%) Amazon Aurora
12 7 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.37%) OLTP
13 6 (1.18%) Data Lake
13 6 (1.18%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.98%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.98%) Redis
Development Applications
1 171 (33.53%) Jenkins
2 86 (16.86%) Git (software)
3 44 (8.63%) GitLab
4 39 (7.65%) Artifactory
5 33 (6.47%) JIRA
6 23 (4.51%) Maven
7 21 (4.12%) Visual Studio Team System
8 20 (3.92%) Bitbucket
9 18 (3.53%) Vagrant
10 17 (3.33%) TeamCity
11 16 (3.14%) Gradle
12 15 (2.94%) CircleCI
13 14 (2.75%) RStudio
14 13 (2.55%) Sonatype Nexus
15 10 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (1.96%) SonarQube
15 10 (1.96%) Subversion
16 9 (1.76%) Selenium
17 7 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 7 (1.37%) Xcode
General
1 89 (17.45%) Finance
2 35 (6.86%) Banking
3 30 (5.88%) Public Sector
4 24 (4.71%) Front Office
5 20 (3.92%) Retail
6 6 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.18%) Law
7 5 (0.98%) Advertising
8 4 (0.78%) Back Office
8 4 (0.78%) Marketing
8 4 (0.78%) Retail Finance
8 4 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.59%) Legal
9 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.39%) Automotive
10 2 (0.39%) Billing
10 2 (0.39%) Electronics
10 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.24%) Web Services
2 25 (4.90%) .NET
3 21 (4.12%) Kafka
4 19 (3.73%) YAML
5 16 (3.14%) Elastic Stack
5 16 (3.14%) J2EE
5 16 (3.14%) Node.js
5 16 (3.14%) REST
6 14 (2.75%) J2SE
6 14 (2.75%) LDAP
6 14 (2.75%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (2.16%) JSON
8 9 (1.76%) React
8 9 (1.76%) RESTful
9 7 (1.37%) XML
10 6 (1.18%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.18%) Celery
10 6 (1.18%) Spring
10 6 (1.18%) Spring Boot
11 5 (0.98%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.29%) Fixed Income
2 25 (4.90%) Data Centre
2 25 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (4.31%) Derivative
3 22 (4.31%) Equities
4 20 (3.92%) Cloud Native
5 17 (3.33%) Public Cloud
6 14 (2.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (2.35%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.96%) User Experience
11 6 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.18%) iPad
11 6 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.18%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.98%) Blog
12 5 (0.98%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.78%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 158 (30.98%) Linux
2 50 (9.80%) Windows
3 21 (4.12%) CentOS
3 21 (4.12%) Unix
4 11 (2.16%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.76%) Android
5 9 (1.76%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.57%) VMS
6 8 (1.57%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (1.18%) Debian
8 5 (0.98%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.98%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.20%) AIX
9 1 (0.20%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.20%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (100.00%) DevOps
2 151 (29.61%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (20.20%) Infrastructure as Code
4 62 (12.16%) Configuration Management
5 56 (10.98%) Test Automation
6 54 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (9.22%) Deployment Automation
7 47 (9.22%) Software Engineering
8 45 (8.82%) Microservices
9 44 (8.63%) Continuous Delivery
9 44 (8.63%) Infrastructure Automation
10 41 (8.04%) Open Source
11 38 (7.45%) Scrum
12 36 (7.06%) TDD
13 34 (6.67%) Migration
14 29 (5.69%) Asset Management
15 25 (4.90%) Data Science
15 25 (4.90%) Decision-Making
16 24 (4.71%) Mentoring
17 20 (3.92%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 219 (42.94%) Python
2 118 (23.14%) Java
3 77 (15.10%) Bash Shell
4 69 (13.53%) PowerShell
5 45 (8.82%) SQL
6 23 (4.51%) Ruby
7 21 (4.12%) C#
7 21 (4.12%) Groovy
7 21 (4.12%) JavaScript
8 19 (3.73%) Go
9 16 (3.14%) Shell Script
10 15 (2.94%) R
11 12 (2.35%) PHP
12 11 (2.16%) Kotlin
13 9 (1.76%) Scala
14 7 (1.37%) Apple Swift
15 6 (1.18%) C
15 6 (1.18%) C++
15 6 (1.18%) Perl
16 4 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (18.63%) Security Cleared
2 86 (16.86%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.53%) DV Cleared
4 16 (3.14%) AWS Certification
5 6 (1.18%) Degree
6 5 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.59%) CCNA
7 3 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.39%) MCSE
8 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.20%) CCNP
9 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.20%) MCSA
9 1 (0.20%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.94%) QA
2 6 (1.18%) GDPR
2 6 (1.18%) HIPAA
2 6 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.78%) NIST
5 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 209 (40.98%) Docker
2 22 (4.31%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.78%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.59%) vCloud
6 3 (0.59%) vSphere
6 3 (0.59%) Xen
7 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.39%) zsh
8 1 (0.20%) Ceph
8 1 (0.20%) Gluster
8 1 (0.20%) HDFS
8 1 (0.20%) LXC
8 1 (0.20%) PowerDNS
8 1 (0.20%) Varnish
8 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 259 (50.78%) Kubernetes
2 258 (50.59%) Terraform
3 195 (38.24%) Ansible
4 68 (13.33%) Puppet
5 54 (10.59%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (4.31%) Packer
6 22 (4.31%) Prometheus
7 15 (2.94%) Grafana
8 13 (2.55%) Consul
9 8 (1.57%) Kibana
10 7 (1.37%) Argo
10 7 (1.37%) Nagios
10 7 (1.37%) Salt
11 5 (0.98%) BladeLogic
12 4 (0.78%) Rancher
13 3 (0.59%) Istio
13 3 (0.59%) ITRS Geneos
14 2 (0.39%) Kubeflow
14 2 (0.39%) Nessus
14 2 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 44 (8.63%) Microsoft
2 28 (5.49%) Splunk
3 26 (5.10%) Google
4 18 (3.53%) VMware
5 13 (2.55%) Atlassian
6 12 (2.35%) Oracle
7 10 (1.96%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.57%) AppDynamics
9 6 (1.18%) Databricks
9 6 (1.18%) New Relic
10 5 (0.98%) Cisco
10 5 (0.98%) Cloudera
10 5 (0.98%) Dynatrace
10 5 (0.98%) SaltStack
11 3 (0.59%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.59%) CyberArk
11 3 (0.59%) IBM
12 2 (0.39%) Hortonworks
12 2 (0.39%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.39%) Sophos