Period
to 14 May 2021

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 62 52
Rank change year-on-year -5 -10 +6
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 881 772 1,951
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.69% 3.72% 4.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.98% 3.97% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 614 1,542
10th Percentile £413 £463 £471
25th Percentile £475 £513 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £575 £575
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £638 £650 £650
90th Percentile £683 £713 £700
England median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £70.00
England median hourly rate £52.50 £34.25 £70.00
% change year-on-year +53.28% -51.07% +7.69%

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 22,138 19,425 38,195
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 93.55% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,958 14,060 27,698
10th Percentile £338 £304 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £606 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 258 449
10th Percentile £15.98 £13.65 £12.25
25th Percentile £21.25 £17.31 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.85 £25.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +31.40% +21.95% +2.42%
75th Percentile £53.06 £45.75 £36.00
90th Percentile £66.50 £56.80 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.87 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +15.11% +2.70% +5.71%

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 May 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 14 May 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 -34 79 £525 -8.78% 105
West London +19 15 £510 -4.67% 34
South London -10 10 £505 -8.18% 6
East London +14 5 £465 -20.85% 21
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 881 (100.00%) DevOps
2 538 (61.07%) Terraform
3 425 (48.24%) Kubernetes
4 386 (43.81%) AWS
5 357 (40.52%) Azure
6 338 (38.37%) Ansible
7 312 (35.41%) Python
8 308 (34.96%) Docker
9 263 (29.85%) Linux
10 243 (27.58%) Jenkins
11 181 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
12 172 (19.52%) Security Cleared
13 165 (18.73%) Infrastructure as Code
14 163 (18.50%) Java
15 161 (18.27%) SC Cleared
16 153 (17.37%) Git (software)
17 143 (16.23%) PowerShell
18 136 (15.44%) GCP
19 126 (14.30%) Finance
20 113 (12.83%) Bash Shell
21 109 (12.37%) Puppet
22 98 (11.12%) Configuration Management
23 97 (11.01%) Serverless
23 97 (11.01%) Microservices
24 92 (10.44%) GitHub
25 91 (10.33%) Windows
26 88 (9.99%) SQL
27 84 (9.53%) Opscode Chef
27 84 (9.53%) Continuous Integration
28 79 (8.97%) Social Skills

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 32 (3.63%) nginx
2 23 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (2.16%) Apache
4 17 (1.93%) Confluence
5 11 (1.25%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.25%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (1.02%) IIS
7 7 (0.79%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.57%) JBoss
8 5 (0.57%) Jetty
9 4 (0.45%) Mongrel
9 4 (0.45%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.45%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.34%) DNN
10 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.23%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.11%) Traefik
Applications
1 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.23%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.34%) Magento
2 1 (0.11%) Maximo
2 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.11%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 386 (43.81%) AWS
2 357 (40.52%) Azure
3 136 (15.44%) GCP
4 97 (11.01%) Serverless
5 92 (10.44%) GitHub
6 78 (8.85%) PaaS
7 56 (6.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 56 (6.36%) IaaS
8 54 (6.13%) AWS Lambda
9 47 (5.33%) Amazon EKS
10 45 (5.11%) OpenShift
11 40 (4.54%) Amazon EC2
12 33 (3.75%) Amazon S3
13 32 (3.63%) SaaS
14 31 (3.52%) Amazon ECS
15 26 (2.95%) npm
16 24 (2.72%) Power Platform
17 23 (2.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 21 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
19 18 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.04%) Firewall
2 16 (1.82%) DNS
3 9 (1.02%) HTTP
3 9 (1.02%) VPN
4 8 (0.91%) Network Security
4 8 (0.91%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.79%) DHCP
5 7 (0.79%) DSL
6 6 (0.68%) FTP
6 6 (0.68%) WAN
7 5 (0.57%) SSL
8 4 (0.45%) IPsec
9 3 (0.34%) IPv4
10 2 (0.23%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.23%) IMAP
10 2 (0.23%) Internet
10 2 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.23%) LAN
10 2 (0.23%) SMTP
10 2 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (4.88%) Big Data
2 41 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 33 (3.75%) Amazon RDS
4 27 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (2.84%) Azure SQL Database
6 24 (2.72%) BigQuery
7 23 (2.61%) MongoDB
7 23 (2.61%) MySQL
8 22 (2.50%) Hadoop
9 20 (2.27%) NoSQL
10 16 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (1.36%) OLTP
12 8 (0.91%) Data Lake
12 8 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.68%) Blockchain
13 6 (0.68%) Power BI
13 6 (0.68%) Tableau
14 5 (0.57%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 243 (27.58%) Jenkins
2 153 (17.37%) Git (software)
3 75 (8.51%) GitLab
4 51 (5.79%) Maven
5 47 (5.33%) JIRA
6 41 (4.65%) TeamCity
7 35 (3.97%) Bitbucket
8 34 (3.86%) Gradle
9 30 (3.41%) Visual Studio Team System
10 29 (3.29%) CircleCI
11 28 (3.18%) SonarQube
12 27 (3.06%) Travis CI
13 20 (2.27%) gulp
14 19 (2.16%) Artifactory
15 18 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
16 14 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
17 9 (1.02%) Cucumber
18 7 (0.79%) Gerrit
19 6 (0.68%) Vagrant
General
1 126 (14.30%) Finance
2 79 (8.97%) Social Skills
3 71 (8.06%) Banking
4 60 (6.81%) Public Sector
5 19 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (1.93%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.82%) Presentation Skills
7 16 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.59%) Marketing
9 12 (1.36%) Retail
10 11 (1.25%) Electronics
11 10 (1.14%) Manufacturing
12 9 (1.02%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.02%) Influencing Skills
13 7 (0.79%) iGaming
13 7 (0.79%) Law
14 5 (0.57%) Front Office
15 4 (0.45%) Games
16 2 (0.23%) Advertising
16 2 (0.23%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (6.70%) Web Services
2 48 (5.45%) .NET
3 47 (5.33%) Node.js
4 41 (4.65%) YAML
5 38 (4.31%) Kafka
6 34 (3.86%) Elastic Stack
7 30 (3.41%) JSON
8 18 (2.04%) ADO
9 16 (1.82%) REST
10 15 (1.70%) Spring
10 15 (1.70%) Spring Boot
11 11 (1.25%) Lambda Expressions
12 10 (1.14%) LAMP
13 9 (1.02%) .NET Framework
13 9 (1.02%) RESTful
14 8 (0.91%) XML
15 7 (0.79%) CSS
16 6 (0.68%) OAuth
16 6 (0.68%) Swagger
17 5 (0.57%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 33 (3.75%) Data Centre
2 31 (3.52%) Public Cloud
3 30 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (3.18%) Cloud Native
5 14 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.02%) Private Cloud
7 8 (0.91%) Management Information System
7 8 (0.91%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.79%) Algorithms
8 7 (0.79%) CMDB
8 7 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.57%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.57%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.45%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.45%) Replication
10 4 (0.45%) User Experience
11 3 (0.34%) Augmented Reality
11 3 (0.34%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 263 (29.85%) Linux
2 91 (10.33%) Windows
3 29 (3.29%) Windows Server
4 28 (3.18%) Unix
5 26 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (2.50%) CentOS
7 14 (1.59%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.57%) Android
8 5 (0.57%) VMS
9 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.34%) Solaris
11 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.11%) Alpine Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Debian
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 881 (100.00%) DevOps
2 181 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (18.73%) Infrastructure as Code
4 98 (11.12%) Configuration Management
5 97 (11.01%) Microservices
6 84 (9.53%) Continuous Integration
7 74 (8.40%) Test Automation
8 73 (8.29%) Migration
9 68 (7.72%) Open Source
10 63 (7.15%) Continuous Delivery
11 47 (5.33%) Deployment Automation
11 47 (5.33%) Software Engineering
12 44 (4.99%) Scrum
13 43 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 39 (4.43%) Mentoring
14 39 (4.43%) TDD
15 37 (4.20%) Infrastructure Automation
16 36 (4.09%) Problem-Solving
17 28 (3.18%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 25 (2.84%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 312 (35.41%) Python
2 163 (18.50%) Java
3 143 (16.23%) PowerShell
4 113 (12.83%) Bash Shell
5 88 (9.99%) SQL
6 51 (5.79%) Go
7 50 (5.68%) Ruby
8 42 (4.77%) JavaScript
9 40 (4.54%) Groovy
10 34 (3.86%) C#
11 30 (3.41%) Shell Script
12 21 (2.38%) TypeScript
13 17 (1.93%) C++
14 16 (1.82%) Perl
14 16 (1.82%) Scala
15 15 (1.70%) C
16 6 (0.68%) PHP
16 6 (0.68%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.45%) Kotlin
18 3 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 172 (19.52%) Security Cleared
2 161 (18.27%) SC Cleared
3 20 (2.27%) AWS Certification
4 19 (2.16%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.91%) Degree
6 5 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.45%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.45%) RHCA
7 4 (0.45%) RHCE
7 4 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.23%) MCSE
9 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.27%) QA
2 2 (0.23%) PMO
3 1 (0.11%) IFRS
3 1 (0.11%) NIST
3 1 (0.11%) SLA
3 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 308 (34.96%) Docker
2 39 (4.43%) Virtual Machines
3 37 (4.20%) Active Directory
4 20 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.79%) KVM
6 6 (0.68%) vSphere
7 5 (0.57%) HDFS
7 5 (0.57%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.45%) Xen
9 3 (0.34%) Ceph
9 3 (0.34%) NFS
9 3 (0.34%) Varnish
10 2 (0.23%) Gluster
10 2 (0.23%) GlusterFS
10 2 (0.23%) Squid
10 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.23%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 538 (61.07%) Terraform
2 425 (48.24%) Kubernetes
3 338 (38.37%) Ansible
4 109 (12.37%) Puppet
5 84 (9.53%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (3.86%) Packer
6 34 (3.86%) Prometheus
7 30 (3.41%) Istio
8 26 (2.95%) Grafana
9 13 (1.48%) Argo
10 10 (1.14%) Consul
11 9 (1.02%) Kibana
12 8 (0.91%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
13 6 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
13 6 (0.68%) Rancher
13 6 (0.68%) Salt
13 6 (0.68%) vRealize
14 5 (0.57%) Mesos
15 4 (0.45%) logstash
Vendors
1 76 (8.63%) Microsoft
2 75 (8.51%) Google
3 37 (4.20%) VMware
4 19 (2.16%) Red Hat
5 18 (2.04%) Hortonworks
6 16 (1.82%) Oracle
6 16 (1.82%) Splunk
7 12 (1.36%) IBM
8 11 (1.25%) SAP
9 9 (1.02%) Atlassian
9 9 (1.02%) Cloudera
10 8 (0.91%) Databricks
11 7 (0.79%) New Relic
12 6 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.68%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.57%) Dell
13 5 (0.57%) F5
13 5 (0.57%) Okta
14 3 (0.34%) Confluent
14 3 (0.34%) SolarWinds