Period
to 18 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 58 71
Rank change year-on-year +3 +13 -6
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1,521 2,081 1,675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.26% 4.56% 3.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.54% 4.81% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,180 1,648 1,375
London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £475 £445 £415
90th Percentile £710 £688 £650
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
London median hourly rate £55.00 £69.17 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.49% +97.63% -42.74%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £49.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% -11.62% +4.76%

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 33,493 43,273 44,217
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.75% 94.81% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,063 31,236 32,005
London median daily rate £500 £500 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.52% +7.07%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 597 552
London median hourly rate £21.53 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.41% -2.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.50 £12.05
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.30 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.56
% change year-on-year +5.41% -0.34% +0.77%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in London

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps Engineer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in London

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in London

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps Engineer in London

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 November 2019. 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 -7 302 £575 +2.68% 114
South London +3 85 £550 - 23
East London +19 74 £700 +27.27% 29
West London -11 35 £500 -4.76% 36
North London +14 10 £550 -8.33% 1
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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 1,521 (100.00%) DevOps
2 765 (50.30%) Terraform
3 742 (48.78%) AWS
4 723 (47.53%) Kubernetes
5 651 (42.80%) Docker
6 631 (41.49%) Python
7 623 (40.96%) Ansible
8 574 (37.74%) Linux
9 551 (36.23%) Azure
10 528 (34.71%) Jenkins
11 493 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
12 311 (20.45%) Git (software)
12 311 (20.45%) Infrastructure as Code
13 285 (18.74%) Java
14 281 (18.47%) Puppet
15 248 (16.31%) Security Cleared
16 247 (16.24%) Opscode Chef
17 243 (15.98%) Configuration Management
18 240 (15.78%) Finance
19 237 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
20 235 (15.45%) GCP
21 232 (15.25%) Bash Shell
22 199 (13.08%) PowerShell
23 197 (12.95%) Microservices
24 194 (12.75%) SC Cleared
25 182 (11.97%) Windows
26 174 (11.44%) Migration
26 174 (11.44%) JIRA
27 170 (11.18%) AWS CloudFormation
28 149 (9.80%) Ruby

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 92 (6.05%) Confluence
2 65 (4.27%) Elasticsearch
3 56 (3.68%) nginx
4 39 (2.56%) OpenStack
5 28 (1.84%) Apache Spark
6 26 (1.71%) Apache
7 21 (1.38%) IIS
8 17 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
9 15 (0.99%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.92%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.33%) CMS
11 5 (0.33%) WordPress
12 4 (0.26%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.20%) Apache Qpid
13 3 (0.20%) Drupal
13 3 (0.20%) JBoss
13 3 (0.20%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.20%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.13%) Apache Solr
15 1 (0.066%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (0.20%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (0.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.26%) Magento
4 1 (0.066%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 742 (48.78%) AWS
2 551 (36.23%) Azure
3 235 (15.45%) GCP
4 170 (11.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 124 (8.15%) Serverless
6 118 (7.76%) GitHub
7 107 (7.03%) AWS Lambda
8 97 (6.38%) Amazon EC2
9 94 (6.18%) Amazon S3
10 81 (5.33%) OpenShift
11 77 (5.06%) IaaS
12 66 (4.34%) PaaS
13 60 (3.94%) Amazon ECS
14 52 (3.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 51 (3.35%) Datadog
16 49 (3.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 41 (2.70%) CloudFront
18 40 (2.63%) Route 53
19 32 (2.10%) Amazon ELB
20 31 (2.04%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.29%) VPN
2 46 (3.02%) Firewall
3 29 (1.91%) DNS
4 18 (1.18%) Internet
4 18 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.72%) Network Security
6 9 (0.59%) HTTP
7 8 (0.53%) DHCP
8 7 (0.46%) SSL
9 5 (0.33%) SSH
10 4 (0.26%) FTP
10 4 (0.26%) IPsec
10 4 (0.26%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.20%) AMQP
11 3 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.20%) VLAN
12 2 (0.13%) NAS
12 2 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (5.72%) Big Data
2 64 (4.21%) Amazon RDS
3 54 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
4 50 (3.29%) MySQL
5 47 (3.09%) SQL Server
6 33 (2.17%) NoSQL
7 32 (2.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 32 (2.10%) Hadoop
8 29 (1.91%) MongoDB
9 25 (1.64%) Redis
10 22 (1.45%) Relational Database
11 21 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
13 14 (0.92%) Blockchain
14 13 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (0.85%) InfluxDB
15 12 (0.79%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (0.79%) SQL Server 2017
16 11 (0.72%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 528 (34.71%) Jenkins
2 311 (20.45%) Git (software)
3 174 (11.44%) JIRA
4 114 (7.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 72 (4.73%) Sonatype Nexus
6 68 (4.47%) TeamCity
7 64 (4.21%) GitLab
8 56 (3.68%) CircleCI
9 54 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 54 (3.55%) Maven
10 50 (3.29%) Octopus Deploy
11 48 (3.16%) Bitbucket
12 41 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 34 (2.24%) Artifactory
13 34 (2.24%) SonarQube
14 32 (2.10%) Visual Studio
15 31 (2.04%) Travis CI
16 30 (1.97%) Selenium
17 28 (1.84%) Gradle
18 19 (1.25%) Cucumber
General
1 240 (15.78%) Finance
2 111 (7.30%) Banking
3 46 (3.02%) Public Sector
4 26 (1.71%) Investment Banking
5 25 (1.64%) Retail
6 15 (0.99%) Games
7 12 (0.79%) Law
7 12 (0.79%) Marketing
7 12 (0.79%) Publishing
8 9 (0.59%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.46%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.39%) Electronics
10 6 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.26%) Front Office
12 4 (0.26%) Legal
12 4 (0.26%) Police
13 3 (0.20%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (7.03%) Node.js
2 102 (6.71%) Web Services
3 95 (6.25%) .NET
4 91 (5.98%) Kafka
5 61 (4.01%) Elastic Stack
6 55 (3.62%) JSON
7 33 (2.17%) ADO
8 25 (1.64%) REST
9 24 (1.58%) RESTful
10 19 (1.25%) RabbitMQ
11 15 (0.99%) CSS
11 15 (0.99%) HTML
12 13 (0.85%) .NET Core
12 13 (0.85%) Spring
13 12 (0.79%) React Native
13 12 (0.79%) Swagger
14 11 (0.72%) GraphQL
14 11 (0.72%) LAMP
15 10 (0.66%) Laravel
15 10 (0.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 75 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
2 61 (4.01%) Public Cloud
3 47 (3.09%) Data Centre
4 37 (2.43%) Cloud Native
5 35 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
6 28 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 27 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (1.31%) Mobile App
11 15 (0.99%) Derivative
12 14 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
13 12 (0.79%) PKI
14 11 (0.72%) Wiki
15 9 (0.59%) Replication
16 8 (0.53%) User Experience
17 7 (0.46%) Virtual Team
18 6 (0.39%) Clustering
18 6 (0.39%) Private Cloud
19 5 (0.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 574 (37.74%) Linux
2 182 (11.97%) Windows
3 139 (9.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 77 (5.06%) Unix
5 45 (2.96%) Windows Server
6 41 (2.70%) Ubuntu
7 35 (2.30%) CentOS
8 18 (1.18%) Android
9 15 (0.99%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.99%) CoreOS
10 8 (0.53%) Debian
11 5 (0.33%) Solaris
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.13%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.13%) Mesosphere
13 2 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.066%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.066%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,521 (100.00%) DevOps
2 493 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
3 311 (20.45%) Infrastructure as Code
4 243 (15.98%) Configuration Management
5 237 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
6 197 (12.95%) Microservices
7 174 (11.44%) Migration
8 122 (8.02%) Test Automation
9 120 (7.89%) Scrum
10 96 (6.31%) Continuous Delivery
10 96 (6.31%) Open Source
11 95 (6.25%) Kanban
12 92 (6.05%) Fintech
13 68 (4.47%) Deployment Automation
14 65 (4.27%) E-Commerce
15 61 (4.01%) Problem-Solving
16 58 (3.81%) Software Engineering
17 57 (3.75%) Infrastructure Automation
17 57 (3.75%) TDD
18 55 (3.62%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 631 (41.49%) Python
2 285 (18.74%) Java
3 232 (15.25%) Bash Shell
4 199 (13.08%) PowerShell
5 149 (9.80%) Ruby
6 104 (6.84%) SQL
7 102 (6.71%) Go
8 95 (6.25%) C#
9 93 (6.11%) JavaScript
10 82 (5.39%) Perl
11 68 (4.47%) Groovy
12 65 (4.27%) Shell Script
13 30 (1.97%) PHP
14 27 (1.78%) Scala
15 14 (0.92%) C++
16 10 (0.66%) C
17 6 (0.39%) Java 8
18 5 (0.33%) Kotlin
18 5 (0.33%) Rust
19 4 (0.26%) Clipper
Qualifications
1 248 (16.31%) Security Cleared
2 194 (12.75%) SC Cleared
3 85 (5.59%) AWS Certification
4 35 (2.30%) Degree
5 31 (2.04%) RHCE
6 18 (1.18%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (0.85%) MCSA
9 6 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.33%) CISSP
11 4 (0.26%) MCSE
12 3 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.20%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.20%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.13%) CEH
13 2 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.066%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.066%) RHCA
14 1 (0.066%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.51%) QA
2 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.26%) NIST
4 3 (0.20%) SLA
5 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.13%) PMO
6 1 (0.066%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.066%) GDPR
6 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 1 (0.066%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.066%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.066%) PSD2
6 1 (0.066%) WCAG
System Software
1 651 (42.80%) Docker
2 35 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 32 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
4 27 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.79%) vSphere
6 7 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.13%) Varnish
8 2 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.066%) Ceph
9 1 (0.066%) etcd
9 1 (0.066%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.066%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.066%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.066%) vCloud
9 1 (0.066%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 765 (50.30%) Terraform
2 723 (47.53%) Kubernetes
3 623 (40.96%) Ansible
4 281 (18.47%) Puppet
5 247 (16.24%) Opscode Chef
6 96 (6.31%) Consul
7 76 (5.00%) Packer
8 56 (3.68%) Prometheus
9 42 (2.76%) Grafana
10 36 (2.37%) Kibana
11 25 (1.64%) ZABBIX
12 24 (1.58%) logstash
13 23 (1.51%) Salt
14 20 (1.31%) Docker Swarm
14 20 (1.31%) Mesos
15 17 (1.12%) Nagios
15 17 (1.12%) Suricata
16 14 (0.92%) Graphite
17 13 (0.85%) Rancher
18 11 (0.72%) Marathon
Vendors
1 131 (8.61%) Google
2 123 (8.09%) Microsoft
3 105 (6.90%) Red Hat
4 73 (4.80%) Splunk
5 45 (2.96%) Atlassian
6 37 (2.43%) VMware
7 32 (2.10%) SaltStack
7 32 (2.10%) ServiceNow
8 28 (1.84%) Oracle
9 25 (1.64%) IBM
10 23 (1.51%) SAP
11 21 (1.38%) F5
12 20 (1.31%) Databricks
12 20 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
13 17 (1.12%) Cisco
13 17 (1.12%) Qualys
14 16 (1.05%) Citrix
15 15 (0.99%) Tableau
16 14 (0.92%) IBM Sterling
16 14 (0.92%) Informatica