Period
to 14 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

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 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 65 155
Rank change year-on-year +2 +90 +56
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1811 1649 767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.81% 3.70% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.02% 3.90% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1492 1232 622
London median daily rate £538 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £425 £413 £375
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 £61.13 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.74% - -
England median hourly rate £49.50 £47.25 £60.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -21.25% -

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 45083 42327 44112
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.89% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32730 30061 31121
London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £298 £269
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 569 675
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.03 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.10% - +8.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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 0 302 £550 - 40
South London -2 97 £525 +10.53% 2
West London +3 66 £518 -1.43% 9
East London +4 28 £495 +6.92% 7
North London -9 3 £525 +5.00% 2
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, DevOps Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 1811 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1022 (56.43%) Linux
3 979 (54.06%) Amazon AWS
4 901 (49.75%) Jenkins
5 874 (48.26%) Ansible
6 850 (46.94%) Docker
7 839 (46.33%) Python
8 736 (40.64%) Puppet
9 689 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
10 572 (31.58%) Java
11 529 (29.21%) Terraform
12 523 (28.88%) Continuous Integration
13 497 (27.44%) Git (software)
14 489 (27.00%) Configuration Management
15 470 (25.95%) Opscode Chef
16 454 (25.07%) Bash Shell
17 416 (22.97%) Kubernetes
18 356 (19.66%) Ruby
19 302 (16.68%) Finance
20 301 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
21 281 (15.52%) Windows
22 264 (14.58%) Unix
23 256 (14.14%) Continuous Delivery
24 250 (13.80%) Security Cleared
25 235 (12.98%) Open Source
26 223 (12.31%) Maven
27 212 (11.71%) PowerShell
28 204 (11.26%) JIRA
29 202 (11.15%) Scrum
30 199 (10.99%) SC Cleared

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
1 153 (8.45%) Confluence
2 135 (7.45%) nginx
3 118 (6.52%) Tomcat
4 112 (6.18%) Elasticsearch
5 107 (5.91%) Apache
6 80 (4.42%) OpenStack
7 62 (3.42%) Cloud Foundry
8 54 (2.98%) IIS
9 43 (2.37%) Apache Spark
10 27 (1.49%) JBoss
11 26 (1.44%) WebSphere
12 15 (0.83%) Jetty
13 14 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 13 (0.72%) CMS
14 13 (0.72%) Mule ESB
15 11 (0.61%) Mule
15 11 (0.61%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.44%) Apache Solr
17 6 (0.33%) Mongrel
18 5 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (0.88%) HipChat
2 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.17%) Magento
1 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.055%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 979 (54.06%) Amazon AWS
2 301 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 186 (10.27%) Amazon EC2
4 166 (9.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 142 (7.84%) GitHub
6 127 (7.01%) PaaS
7 119 (6.57%) Amazon S3
8 105 (5.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 88 (4.86%) Route 53
10 82 (4.53%) IaaS
11 79 (4.36%) Serverless
12 75 (4.14%) AWS Lambda
13 72 (3.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 65 (3.59%) Amazon ELB
15 64 (3.53%) Google Cloud Platform
16 49 (2.71%) SaaS
17 38 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
18 37 (2.04%) OpenShift
19 34 (1.88%) npm
20 29 (1.60%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 135 (7.45%) TCP/IP
2 128 (7.07%) Firewall
3 115 (6.35%) HTTP
4 113 (6.24%) DNS
5 79 (4.36%) SSL
6 43 (2.37%) Internet
7 41 (2.26%) VPN
8 34 (1.88%) DHCP
9 26 (1.44%) LAN
9 26 (1.44%) LDAP
9 26 (1.44%) WAN
10 20 (1.10%) Network Security
11 18 (0.99%) SAN
12 17 (0.94%) VoIP
13 14 (0.77%) IPsec
14 13 (0.72%) FTP
15 12 (0.66%) HTTPS
15 12 (0.66%) OpenLDAP
16 11 (0.61%) DSL
17 9 (0.50%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (9.00%) MySQL
2 141 (7.79%) MongoDB
2 141 (7.79%) PostgreSQL
3 113 (6.24%) Amazon RDS
4 92 (5.08%) Hadoop
5 86 (4.75%) NoSQL
6 82 (4.53%) Big Data
7 76 (4.20%) SQL Server
8 52 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
9 47 (2.60%) Redis
10 38 (2.10%) Relational Database
11 32 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 29 (1.60%) RDBMS
13 20 (1.10%) HBase
14 18 (0.99%) Oracle Database
15 14 (0.77%) Power BI
16 12 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
17 11 (0.61%) Apache Hive
18 9 (0.50%) DB2
19 6 (0.33%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 901 (49.75%) Jenkins
2 497 (27.44%) Git (software)
3 223 (12.31%) Maven
4 204 (11.26%) JIRA
5 196 (10.82%) TeamCity
6 142 (7.84%) Sonatype Nexus
7 121 (6.68%) Octopus Deploy
8 106 (5.85%) Artifactory
9 87 (4.80%) Bitbucket
10 72 (3.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 71 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 62 (3.42%) Vagrant
13 54 (2.98%) Gradle
14 53 (2.93%) GitLab
15 52 (2.87%) SonarQube
16 50 (2.76%) Selenium
17 40 (2.21%) Ant
18 37 (2.04%) Travis CI
19 36 (1.99%) Subversion
20 32 (1.77%) Cucumber
General
1 302 (16.68%) Finance
2 161 (8.89%) Banking
3 54 (2.98%) Retail
4 40 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 38 (2.10%) Marketing
6 33 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 30 (1.66%) Electronics
7 30 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.33%) Retail Banking
9 22 (1.21%) Publishing
10 14 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.61%) Front Office
11 11 (0.61%) Games
12 8 (0.44%) Advertising
13 7 (0.39%) Law
14 5 (0.28%) Billing
15 4 (0.22%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.17%) Back Office
16 3 (0.17%) Legal
16 3 (0.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (10.77%) Web Services
2 164 (9.06%) Elastic Stack
3 132 (7.29%) .NET
3 132 (7.29%) Node.js
4 71 (3.92%) Kafka
5 58 (3.20%) JSON
6 48 (2.65%) REST
7 46 (2.54%) Sensu
8 39 (2.15%) RESTful
9 37 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
10 36 (1.99%) LEMP Stack
11 30 (1.66%) ActiveMQ
12 27 (1.49%) React
13 24 (1.33%) Spring
14 22 (1.21%) YAML
15 20 (1.10%) HTML
15 20 (1.10%) LAMP
15 20 (1.10%) XML
16 18 (0.99%) MCollective
17 17 (0.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 81 (4.47%) Greenfield Project
2 65 (3.59%) Data Centre
3 55 (3.04%) Public Cloud
4 51 (2.82%) Fintech
5 45 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
6 37 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
7 29 (1.60%) Clustering
8 25 (1.38%) Replication
9 22 (1.21%) Device Driver
10 19 (1.05%) Private Cloud
11 15 (0.83%) Computer Science
11 15 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
11 15 (0.83%) Mobile App
12 14 (0.77%) Digital Media
12 14 (0.77%) User Experience
13 13 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.61%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.55%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.55%) PKI
16 9 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1022 (56.43%) Linux
2 281 (15.52%) Windows
3 264 (14.58%) Unix
4 197 (10.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 158 (8.72%) CentOS
6 107 (5.91%) Windows Server
7 98 (5.41%) Ubuntu
8 52 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (2.10%) CoreOS
10 19 (1.05%) Debian
10 19 (1.05%) Solaris
10 19 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.50%) DC/OS
12 9 (0.50%) VMS
13 7 (0.39%) AIX
13 7 (0.39%) Android
14 6 (0.33%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.17%) RancherOS
16 2 (0.11%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1811 (100.00%) DevOps
2 689 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
3 523 (28.88%) Continuous Integration
4 489 (27.00%) Configuration Management
5 256 (14.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 235 (12.98%) Open Source
7 202 (11.15%) Scrum
8 136 (7.51%) Microservices
9 125 (6.90%) Migration
10 119 (6.57%) E-Commerce
11 99 (5.47%) Test Automation
12 96 (5.30%) Continuous Deployment
13 95 (5.25%) Load Balancing
14 91 (5.02%) Kanban
15 82 (4.53%) Software Engineering
16 64 (3.53%) Business Intelligence
17 63 (3.48%) Release Management
18 62 (3.42%) Mentoring
18 62 (3.42%) TDD
19 57 (3.15%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 839 (46.33%) Python
2 572 (31.58%) Java
3 454 (25.07%) Bash Shell
4 356 (19.66%) Ruby
5 212 (11.71%) PowerShell
6 151 (8.34%) Go
7 132 (7.29%) Perl
8 120 (6.63%) Groovy
9 104 (5.74%) SQL
10 97 (5.36%) JavaScript
11 73 (4.03%) Shell Script
12 60 (3.31%) C#
13 58 (3.20%) PHP
14 30 (1.66%) Scala
15 20 (1.10%) C++
16 18 (0.99%) C
17 9 (0.50%) ES6
18 6 (0.33%) R
18 6 (0.33%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 250 (13.80%) Security Cleared
2 199 (10.99%) SC Cleared
3 39 (2.15%) AWS Certification
4 18 (0.99%) Degree
5 12 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.28%) RHCE
8 3 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.17%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.11%) CCNA
9 2 (0.11%) CCNP
9 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.055%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.055%) CEH
10 1 (0.055%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.055%) PhD
10 1 (0.055%) RHCA
10 1 (0.055%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.64%) QA
2 12 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (0.66%) GCP
3 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.11%) SLA
5 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.055%) PMO
System Software
1 850 (46.94%) Docker
2 50 (2.76%) vCloud
3 47 (2.60%) Active Directory
4 46 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (1.16%) Hyper-V
7 20 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (0.77%) etcd
9 12 (0.66%) HDFS
10 11 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 11 (0.61%) Samba
11 10 (0.55%) Xen
12 8 (0.44%) NFS
12 8 (0.44%) Squid
12 8 (0.44%) Varnish
13 7 (0.39%) Postfix
14 6 (0.33%) KVM
15 5 (0.28%) Firmware
15 5 (0.28%) vSphere
16 4 (0.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 874 (48.26%) Ansible
2 736 (40.64%) Puppet
3 529 (29.21%) Terraform
4 470 (25.95%) Opscode Chef
5 416 (22.97%) Kubernetes
6 107 (5.91%) logstash
7 83 (4.58%) Nagios
8 73 (4.03%) Kibana
9 71 (3.92%) Packer
10 60 (3.31%) ZABBIX
11 57 (3.15%) Grafana
12 44 (2.43%) Prometheus
13 42 (2.32%) Consul
13 42 (2.32%) Mesos
14 41 (2.26%) Docker Swarm
15 38 (2.10%) Rancher
15 38 (2.10%) Salt
16 36 (1.99%) Icinga
17 32 (1.77%) HAProxy
18 24 (1.33%) Graphite
Vendors
1 180 (9.94%) Red Hat
2 125 (6.90%) VMware
3 122 (6.74%) Splunk
4 93 (5.14%) Atlassian
5 84 (4.64%) Microsoft
6 70 (3.87%) Google
7 64 (3.53%) New Relic
8 50 (2.76%) AppDynamics
9 48 (2.65%) Oracle
10 42 (2.32%) SaltStack
11 30 (1.66%) SAP
12 29 (1.60%) Cloudera
13 26 (1.44%) Cisco
14 23 (1.27%) IBM
15 17 (0.94%) Rackspace
16 14 (0.77%) Dynatrace
17 13 (0.72%) Adobe
18 12 (0.66%) Juniper
19 11 (0.61%) Fortinet
19 11 (0.61%) Mitel