Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 76 65
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11 +107
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 2,039 1,550 1,591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.41% 3.41% 3.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.65% 3.59% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,624 1,262 1,185
London median daily rate £550 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +9.47%
10th Percentile £450 £418 £413
90th Percentile £686 £650 £625
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
London median hourly rate £69.17 - £47.25
10th Percentile £66.31 - £46.13
90th Percentile £72.03 - £48.38
England median hourly rate £43.75 £49.50 £39.88
% change year-on-year -11.62% +24.14% -33.54%

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 43,807 43,225 42,138
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.99% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,677 31,203 30,056
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 590 518 549
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.22 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.02% +5.14% +1.21%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.63 £47.83 £52.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 23 October 2018.

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
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 23 October 2018. 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 +39 435 £550 - 104
South London +6 140 £550 +4.76% 18
East London +27 71 £550 +22.22% 13
West London -7 68 £525 - 60
North London -3 2 £600 +14.29% 6
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 2,039 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,078 (52.87%) Amazon AWS
3 1,044 (51.20%) Docker
4 1,008 (49.44%) Ansible
5 958 (46.98%) Linux
6 912 (44.73%) Python
7 911 (44.68%) Jenkins
8 896 (43.94%) Terraform
9 837 (41.05%) Kubernetes
10 724 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
11 651 (31.93%) Puppet
12 566 (27.76%) Java
13 511 (25.06%) Opscode Chef
14 453 (22.22%) Git (software)
15 446 (21.87%) Configuration Management
16 440 (21.58%) Bash Shell
17 428 (20.99%) Microsoft Azure
18 425 (20.84%) Continuous Integration
19 371 (18.20%) Finance
20 331 (16.23%) Ruby
21 279 (13.68%) Windows
22 235 (11.53%) AWS CloudFormation
23 226 (11.08%) PowerShell
24 221 (10.84%) Amazon EC2
25 213 (10.45%) Microservices
26 206 (10.10%) Continuous Delivery
27 196 (9.61%) Maven
28 190 (9.32%) Security Cleared
29 189 (9.27%) Open Source
30 186 (9.12%) Banking

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
1 115 (5.64%) Apache
2 101 (4.95%) Confluence
3 95 (4.66%) Elasticsearch
4 83 (4.07%) nginx
5 80 (3.92%) IIS
6 79 (3.87%) Tomcat
7 63 (3.09%) Cloud Foundry
8 50 (2.45%) Apache Spark
9 38 (1.86%) OpenStack
10 27 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 21 (1.03%) JBoss
12 20 (0.98%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.69%) Jetty
14 13 (0.64%) Mongrel
15 11 (0.54%) CMS
16 10 (0.49%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.49%) WebLogic
17 5 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
18 4 (0.20%) SharePoint
19 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.098%) HipChat
3 2 (0.098%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.049%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.098%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.049%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.049%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.049%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,078 (52.87%) Amazon AWS
2 428 (20.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 235 (11.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 221 (10.84%) Amazon EC2
5 171 (8.39%) GitHub
5 171 (8.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 160 (7.85%) Serverless
7 146 (7.16%) Amazon S3
8 137 (6.72%) PaaS
9 127 (6.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 125 (6.13%) AWS Lambda
11 97 (4.76%) IaaS
12 81 (3.97%) SaaS
13 73 (3.58%) OpenShift
14 72 (3.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 68 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
16 38 (1.86%) npm
17 37 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
17 37 (1.81%) Datadog
18 33 (1.62%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 101 (4.95%) Firewall
2 86 (4.22%) DNS
3 77 (3.78%) HTTP
4 61 (2.99%) TCP/IP
5 55 (2.70%) SSL
6 39 (1.91%) VPN
7 30 (1.47%) DHCP
8 22 (1.08%) Internet
9 20 (0.98%) Network Security
10 18 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
10 18 (0.88%) SSH
11 17 (0.83%) Kerberos
12 15 (0.74%) FTP
12 15 (0.74%) IPsec
13 14 (0.69%) BIG-IP
14 13 (0.64%) OpenLDAP
15 12 (0.59%) LAN
16 11 (0.54%) OpenVPN
17 9 (0.44%) DMZ
17 9 (0.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (7.11%) MySQL
2 115 (5.64%) MongoDB
3 102 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
3 102 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 100 (4.90%) Big Data
5 79 (3.87%) Hadoop
6 69 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
7 63 (3.09%) SQL Server
8 53 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 39 (1.91%) Redis
10 38 (1.86%) Relational Database
11 34 (1.67%) RDBMS
12 23 (1.13%) InfluxDB
13 21 (1.03%) Blockchain
14 17 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
14 17 (0.83%) Apache Hive
15 16 (0.78%) HBase
16 13 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 10 (0.49%) Amazon Aurora
18 9 (0.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 911 (44.68%) Jenkins
2 453 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 196 (9.61%) Maven
4 145 (7.11%) JIRA
5 120 (5.89%) Sonatype Nexus
6 114 (5.59%) Artifactory
7 107 (5.25%) TeamCity
8 101 (4.95%) Gradle
9 90 (4.41%) GitLab
10 79 (3.87%) Travis CI
11 76 (3.73%) Bitbucket
12 74 (3.63%) Vagrant
13 72 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 67 (3.29%) Ant
15 65 (3.19%) SonarQube
16 62 (3.04%) Selenium
17 51 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
18 47 (2.31%) CircleCI
19 44 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
20 40 (1.96%) Gerrit
General
1 371 (18.20%) Finance
2 186 (9.12%) Banking
3 62 (3.04%) Retail
4 33 (1.62%) Marketing
5 26 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 19 (0.93%) Publishing
7 17 (0.83%) Telecoms
8 14 (0.69%) Advertising
8 14 (0.69%) Games
9 13 (0.64%) Law
10 11 (0.54%) Front Office
11 8 (0.39%) Back Office
11 8 (0.39%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.29%) Electronics
12 6 (0.29%) Legal
13 3 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.15%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.098%) Automotive
15 1 (0.049%) Billing
15 1 (0.049%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (8.14%) Web Services
2 143 (7.01%) Elastic Stack
3 140 (6.87%) Node.js
4 128 (6.28%) Kafka
5 125 (6.13%) .NET
6 47 (2.31%) JSON
7 46 (2.26%) React
8 41 (2.01%) RESTful
9 34 (1.67%) Spring Boot
9 34 (1.67%) X-Windows
10 32 (1.57%) ActiveMQ
11 31 (1.52%) LAMP
11 31 (1.52%) Sensu
12 30 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
13 28 (1.37%) HTML
14 26 (1.28%) LDAP
15 25 (1.23%) REST
15 25 (1.23%) Spring
16 21 (1.03%) CSS
16 21 (1.03%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 133 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
2 87 (4.27%) Public Cloud
3 63 (3.09%) Fintech
4 61 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
5 49 (2.40%) Cloud Native
6 46 (2.26%) Data Centre
7 42 (2.06%) iPad
8 40 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
9 34 (1.67%) Computer Science
10 33 (1.62%) Device Driver
11 24 (1.18%) Mobile App
12 21 (1.03%) Clustering
12 21 (1.03%) Private Cloud
13 17 (0.83%) Replication
14 16 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
15 15 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 14 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (0.59%) Fixed Income
17 12 (0.59%) PKI
18 10 (0.49%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 958 (46.98%) Linux
2 279 (13.68%) Windows
3 181 (8.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 166 (8.14%) CentOS
5 165 (8.09%) Unix
6 100 (4.90%) Ubuntu
7 88 (4.32%) Windows Server
8 31 (1.52%) CoreOS
9 28 (1.37%) Debian
10 25 (1.23%) Android
11 22 (1.08%) Apple iOS
12 15 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.69%) Fedora
14 13 (0.64%) DC/OS
15 11 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.39%) Mesosphere
17 5 (0.25%) Solaris
18 4 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
19 2 (0.098%) Windows 10
20 1 (0.049%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,039 (100.00%) DevOps
2 724 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
3 446 (21.87%) Configuration Management
4 425 (20.84%) Continuous Integration
5 213 (10.45%) Microservices
6 206 (10.10%) Continuous Delivery
7 189 (9.27%) Open Source
8 175 (8.58%) Test Automation
9 173 (8.48%) Migration
10 165 (8.09%) Scrum
11 138 (6.77%) E-Commerce
12 133 (6.52%) Deployment Automation
13 123 (6.03%) TDD
14 118 (5.79%) Load Balancing
15 108 (5.30%) Problem-Solving
16 94 (4.61%) Continuous Deployment
17 91 (4.46%) Release Management
18 86 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 79 (3.87%) Mentoring
20 77 (3.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 912 (44.73%) Python
2 566 (27.76%) Java
3 440 (21.58%) Bash Shell
4 331 (16.23%) Ruby
5 226 (11.08%) PowerShell
6 170 (8.34%) Go
7 151 (7.41%) Groovy
8 145 (7.11%) Perl
9 122 (5.98%) JavaScript
10 102 (5.00%) SQL
11 88 (4.32%) Shell Script
12 66 (3.24%) Scala
13 60 (2.94%) C#
14 41 (2.01%) C++
15 33 (1.62%) PHP
16 16 (0.78%) C
17 14 (0.69%) Java 8
18 7 (0.34%) ES6
19 5 (0.25%) VB
20 4 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 190 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 169 (8.29%) SC Cleared
3 59 (2.89%) AWS Certification
4 34 (1.67%) Degree
5 22 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.34%) RHCE
7 6 (0.29%) CISSP
7 6 (0.29%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.15%) SSCP
9 2 (0.098%) CISM
9 2 (0.098%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.098%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.098%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.098%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.049%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.049%) CISMP
10 1 (0.049%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 1 (0.049%) ISSMP
10 1 (0.049%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (2.75%) QA
2 10 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.25%) GDPR
4 5 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.25%) PSD2
4 5 (0.25%) SLA
5 2 (0.098%) HL7
5 2 (0.098%) PMO
System Software
1 1,044 (51.20%) Docker
2 92 (4.51%) Active Directory
3 84 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
4 53 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (1.32%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.13%) VirtualBox
7 21 (1.03%) etcd
7 21 (1.03%) flannel
8 20 (0.98%) vCloud
9 19 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 15 (0.74%) NFS
11 10 (0.49%) HDFS
11 10 (0.49%) Postfix
11 10 (0.49%) Squid
12 9 (0.44%) Ceph
12 9 (0.44%) GlusterFS
12 9 (0.44%) KVM
12 9 (0.44%) SkyDNS
13 8 (0.39%) Xen
14 7 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1,008 (49.44%) Ansible
2 896 (43.94%) Terraform
3 837 (41.05%) Kubernetes
4 651 (31.93%) Puppet
5 511 (25.06%) Opscode Chef
6 148 (7.26%) Packer
7 125 (6.13%) Nagios
8 84 (4.12%) Mesos
8 84 (4.12%) Prometheus
9 83 (4.07%) Kibana
10 78 (3.83%) Salt
11 77 (3.78%) logstash
12 72 (3.53%) Grafana
13 66 (3.24%) ZABBIX
14 62 (3.04%) Docker Swarm
15 56 (2.75%) Consul
16 45 (2.21%) Rancher
17 38 (1.86%) Icinga
18 32 (1.57%) ITRS Geneos
19 26 (1.28%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 171 (8.39%) Splunk
2 167 (8.19%) Red Hat
3 158 (7.75%) Google
4 125 (6.13%) Microsoft
5 83 (4.07%) New Relic
6 80 (3.92%) Oracle
7 76 (3.73%) VMware
8 45 (2.21%) Atlassian
9 42 (2.06%) AppDynamics
10 40 (1.96%) hybris
11 39 (1.91%) SaltStack
12 35 (1.72%) IBM
13 30 (1.47%) Adobe
14 28 (1.37%) Hortonworks
15 26 (1.28%) PagerDuty
16 24 (1.18%) SAP
17 17 (0.83%) Cloudera
17 17 (0.83%) F5
18 15 (0.74%) Citrix
19 13 (0.64%) Dynatrace