Period
to 3 March 2021

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 62 57 47
Rank change year-on-year -5 -10 +11
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 758 1,106 2,210
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.79% 3.98% 5.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.11% 4.26% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 926 1,775
Median daily rate £525 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £413 £463 £451
90th Percentile £675 £711 £700
England median daily rate £501 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -9.00% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £70.00
England median hourly rate £48.75 £40.00 £62.50
% change year-on-year +21.88% -36.00% +2.04%

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 18,449 25,991 40,887
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.30% 93.55% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,284 18,954 29,768
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £465 £475
% change year-on-year +2.15% -2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 343 502
Median hourly rate £34.71 £21.56 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.97% +10.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £18.00 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £66.50 £53.12 £47.09
Median hourly rate £21.74 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +17.51% +2.78% -0.17%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -3 89 £550 -4.35% 111
West London +29 14 £510 +2.00% 36
South London -9 12 £505 -8.18% 7
East London +13 4 £538 -10.42% 15
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 758 (100.00%) DevOps
2 435 (57.39%) Terraform
3 379 (50.00%) Kubernetes
4 318 (41.95%) AWS
5 293 (38.65%) Azure
6 276 (36.41%) Python
7 269 (35.49%) Docker
8 256 (33.77%) Ansible
9 227 (29.95%) Linux
10 206 (27.18%) Jenkins
11 185 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
12 173 (22.82%) Security Cleared
13 166 (21.90%) SC Cleared
14 157 (20.71%) Infrastructure as Code
15 144 (19.00%) Java
16 112 (14.78%) PowerShell
17 110 (14.51%) GCP
18 109 (14.38%) Git (software)
19 96 (12.66%) Serverless
20 92 (12.14%) Finance
21 85 (11.21%) Microservices
21 85 (11.21%) Bash Shell
22 76 (10.03%) Test Automation
23 75 (9.89%) Windows
24 73 (9.63%) GitLab
25 72 (9.50%) PaaS
26 71 (9.37%) SQL
27 70 (9.23%) Puppet
28 68 (8.97%) Microsoft
29 67 (8.84%) Configuration Management

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 25 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (2.51%) nginx
3 16 (2.11%) Confluence
4 11 (1.45%) Apache
5 10 (1.32%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (1.19%) IIS
7 8 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.79%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.66%) JBoss
10 4 (0.53%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.26%) Jetty
11 2 (0.26%) Mongrel
11 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Magento
2 1 (0.13%) Maximo
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 318 (41.95%) AWS
2 293 (38.65%) Azure
3 110 (14.51%) GCP
4 96 (12.66%) Serverless
5 72 (9.50%) PaaS
6 63 (8.31%) GitHub
7 49 (6.46%) AWS Lambda
8 48 (6.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 43 (5.67%) IaaS
10 39 (5.15%) Amazon EC2
11 36 (4.75%) Amazon ECS
12 35 (4.62%) Amazon S3
13 32 (4.22%) OpenShift
14 30 (3.96%) Amazon EKS
15 26 (3.43%) Power Platform
16 25 (3.30%) Azure Functions
17 23 (3.03%) PowerApps
18 22 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 21 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
19 21 (2.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.77%) Firewall
2 17 (2.24%) DNS
3 11 (1.45%) VPN
4 9 (1.19%) HTTP
4 9 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.79%) DHCP
5 6 (0.79%) Network Security
6 5 (0.66%) FTP
6 5 (0.66%) SSL
7 4 (0.53%) BIG-IP
7 4 (0.53%) SSH
8 3 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.40%) SMTP
8 3 (0.40%) WAN
9 2 (0.26%) H.323
9 2 (0.26%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.26%) Internet
9 2 (0.26%) IPsec
9 2 (0.26%) MGCP
9 2 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.01%) Big Data
3 33 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
4 29 (3.83%) Amazon RDS
5 21 (2.77%) MySQL
6 20 (2.64%) BigQuery
7 19 (2.51%) OLTP
8 17 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (1.72%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.72%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.72%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.32%) Tableau
11 8 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
11 8 (1.06%) Redis
11 8 (1.06%) Tableau Server
12 7 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.92%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.79%) Cloud Spanner
14 5 (0.66%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 206 (27.18%) Jenkins
2 109 (14.38%) Git (software)
3 73 (9.63%) GitLab
4 40 (5.28%) JIRA
5 38 (5.01%) Maven
6 32 (4.22%) Visual Studio Team System
7 29 (3.83%) TeamCity
8 28 (3.69%) Bitbucket
9 23 (3.03%) Artifactory
10 20 (2.64%) SonarQube
11 19 (2.51%) Gradle
12 16 (2.11%) CircleCI
13 15 (1.98%) Travis CI
14 12 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
15 11 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
16 10 (1.32%) gulp
16 10 (1.32%) Subversion
17 9 (1.19%) Selenium
18 7 (0.92%) Gerrit
General
1 92 (12.14%) Finance
2 57 (7.52%) Banking
3 40 (5.28%) Public Sector
4 18 (2.37%) Retail
5 11 (1.45%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.19%) Advertising
7 8 (1.06%) Law
8 7 (0.92%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.66%) Front Office
9 5 (0.66%) Legal
10 4 (0.53%) Marketing
11 3 (0.40%) Billing
11 3 (0.40%) Electronics
11 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.40%) Publishing
11 3 (0.40%) Retail Finance
12 2 (0.26%) Games
12 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (6.86%) .NET
2 49 (6.46%) Web Services
3 41 (5.41%) Node.js
4 37 (4.88%) Kafka
5 35 (4.62%) Elastic Stack
5 35 (4.62%) YAML
6 23 (3.03%) JSON
7 21 (2.77%) REST
8 14 (1.85%) XML
9 12 (1.58%) RESTful
10 10 (1.32%) .NET Framework
10 10 (1.32%) ADO
11 9 (1.19%) Spring
12 8 (1.06%) Lambda Expressions
12 8 (1.06%) OAuth
12 8 (1.06%) OAuth2
13 7 (0.92%) ASP.NET
13 7 (0.92%) CSS
13 7 (0.92%) Spring Boot
14 6 (0.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.01%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (3.56%) Data Centre
3 25 (3.30%) Cloud Native
4 24 (3.17%) Public Cloud
5 18 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (1.32%) iPad
8 10 (1.32%) User Experience
9 9 (1.19%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.06%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.92%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.79%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.66%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
14 4 (0.53%) Over-the-Top Content
14 4 (0.53%) Replication
14 4 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 227 (29.95%) Linux
2 75 (9.89%) Windows
3 23 (3.03%) Unix
4 22 (2.90%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.45%) CentOS
7 6 (0.79%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.40%) Android
10 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.13%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 758 (100.00%) DevOps
2 185 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (20.71%) Infrastructure as Code
4 85 (11.21%) Microservices
5 76 (10.03%) Test Automation
6 67 (8.84%) Configuration Management
7 61 (8.05%) Migration
8 60 (7.92%) Continuous Delivery
9 59 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (7.26%) TDD
11 49 (6.46%) Deployment Automation
12 47 (6.20%) Scrum
13 46 (6.07%) Software Engineering
14 44 (5.80%) Open Source
15 42 (5.54%) Mentoring
16 30 (3.96%) Analytics
17 26 (3.43%) Problem-Solving
18 25 (3.30%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 23 (3.03%) Fintech
19 23 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 276 (36.41%) Python
2 144 (19.00%) Java
3 112 (14.78%) PowerShell
4 85 (11.21%) Bash Shell
5 71 (9.37%) SQL
6 39 (5.15%) JavaScript
7 37 (4.88%) Go
8 36 (4.75%) C#
8 36 (4.75%) Ruby
9 26 (3.43%) Groovy
10 14 (1.85%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.85%) TypeScript
11 13 (1.72%) Perl
12 12 (1.58%) C++
13 10 (1.32%) Scala
13 10 (1.32%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.19%) PHP
15 7 (0.92%) C
16 2 (0.26%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 173 (22.82%) Security Cleared
2 166 (21.90%) SC Cleared
3 22 (2.90%) DV Cleared
4 15 (1.98%) AWS Certification
5 6 (0.79%) Degree
6 5 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.40%) CCNA
8 3 (0.40%) CCNP
8 3 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.40%) MCSE
8 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.26%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.13%) CISSP
10 1 (0.13%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.13%) Novell Certification
10 1 (0.13%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.17%) QA
2 4 (0.53%) NIST
3 2 (0.26%) PMO
4 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.13%) IFRS
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) SLA
4 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 269 (35.49%) Docker
2 31 (4.09%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.43%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.53%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.40%) Ceph
7 3 (0.40%) NFS
7 3 (0.40%) vCloud
7 3 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.40%) vSphere
8 2 (0.26%) Gluster
8 2 (0.26%) GlusterFS
8 2 (0.26%) HDFS
8 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.26%) Xen
9 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.13%) Varnish
9 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 435 (57.39%) Terraform
2 379 (50.00%) Kubernetes
3 256 (33.77%) Ansible
4 70 (9.23%) Puppet
5 67 (8.84%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (3.69%) Packer
7 26 (3.43%) Grafana
7 26 (3.43%) Prometheus
8 21 (2.77%) Istio
9 11 (1.45%) Salt
10 10 (1.32%) Consul
10 10 (1.32%) Kibana
11 9 (1.19%) Argo
12 6 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
12 6 (0.79%) ITRS Geneos
13 5 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.66%) Rancher
14 4 (0.53%) BladeLogic
14 4 (0.53%) HP Fortify
14 4 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 68 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 61 (8.05%) Google
3 26 (3.43%) VMware
4 20 (2.64%) Atlassian
4 20 (2.64%) Splunk
5 15 (1.98%) Red Hat
6 13 (1.72%) Hortonworks
7 8 (1.06%) Oracle
8 7 (0.92%) F5
9 6 (0.79%) Cloudera
9 6 (0.79%) IBM
10 5 (0.66%) Dynatrace
11 4 (0.53%) Confluent
11 4 (0.53%) Dell
11 4 (0.53%) New Relic
11 4 (0.53%) Palo Alto
11 4 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.53%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.53%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.53%) Veracode