Period
to 22 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Lead DevOps was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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.

Lead Development Operations
England > London
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 471 369 434
Rank change year-on-year -102 +65 +55
Contract jobs requiring a Lead DevOps 104 32 81
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.18% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 25 63
10th Percentile £525 £423 £475
25th Percentile £575 £500 £519
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £550 £650
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -15.38% +2.97%
75th Percentile £725 £688 £700
90th Percentile £775 £710 £793
England median daily rate £650 £550 £625
% change year-on-year +18.18% -12.00% -

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 34,614 16,228 28,270
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.19% 91.89% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,236 11,801 20,627
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 133 374
10th Percentile £14.38 £18.10 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.50 £16.02
Median hourly rate £33.00 £32.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.13% +52.38% +9.45%
75th Percentile £49.50 £51.50 £39.69
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.80 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% +2.86%

Lead DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead DevOps in London

Lead DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Lead DevOps in London.

Daily rate trend for Lead DevOps in London

Lead DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Lead DevOps in London over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Lead DevOps in London

Lead DevOps
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 Lead DevOps within the London region over the 6 months to 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -40 16 £650 -5.45% 14
South London - 1 £600 -
Lead DevOps
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, Lead DevOps 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 Lead DevOps in the job title.

1 104 (100.00%) DevOps
2 66 (63.46%) CI/CD
3 46 (44.23%) Terraform
4 39 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 39 (37.50%) AWS
5 36 (34.62%) Azure
6 34 (32.69%) Kubernetes
7 32 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (26.92%) Finance
9 22 (21.15%) Ansible
9 22 (21.15%) Social Skills
10 21 (20.19%) Docker
11 20 (19.23%) Python
12 19 (18.27%) GitHub
13 17 (16.35%) Test Automation
14 16 (15.38%) Linux
15 15 (14.42%) Infrastructure as Code
16 14 (13.46%) JavaScript
17 13 (12.50%) Java
17 13 (12.50%) Git (software)
17 13 (12.50%) JIRA
17 13 (12.50%) GitLab
18 12 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
19 11 (10.58%) Banking
19 11 (10.58%) PowerShell
19 11 (10.58%) PaaS
19 11 (10.58%) Continuous Improvement
20 10 (9.62%) GCP
20 10 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
20 10 (9.62%) Oracle

Lead DevOps 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 7 (6.73%) Confluence
1 7 (6.73%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.85%) Appian
3 3 (2.88%) Apache
4 2 (1.92%) IIS
4 2 (1.92%) JBoss
4 2 (1.92%) nginx
4 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.96%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.96%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 39 (37.50%) AWS
2 36 (34.62%) Azure
3 19 (18.27%) GitHub
4 11 (10.58%) PaaS
5 10 (9.62%) GCP
6 8 (7.69%) Amazon EKS
6 8 (7.69%) Serverless
7 7 (6.73%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (6.73%) GitHub Actions
8 6 (5.77%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (5.77%) Power Platform
8 6 (5.77%) SaaS
9 5 (4.81%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (4.81%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (4.81%) Azure Monitor
10 4 (3.85%) Amazon ECS
10 4 (3.85%) CloudBees
10 4 (3.85%) OpenShift
11 3 (2.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (2.88%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.88%) Firewall
2 2 (1.92%) VLAN
3 1 (0.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (4.81%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (4.81%) Power BI
3 4 (3.85%) Data Lake
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.88%) Big Data
4 3 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.88%) MySQL
4 3 (2.88%) Tableau
5 2 (1.92%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (1.92%) Data Vault
5 2 (1.92%) Delta Lake
5 2 (1.92%) Metadata
5 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.92%) Parquet
5 2 (1.92%) Redis
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.96%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 39 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 13 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 13 (12.50%) GitLab
2 13 (12.50%) JIRA
3 9 (8.65%) TeamCity
4 8 (7.69%) SonarQube
5 5 (4.81%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.81%) Maven
5 5 (4.81%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (4.81%) Selenium
6 4 (3.85%) Artifactory
6 4 (3.85%) Bitbucket
6 4 (3.85%) Cypress.io
6 4 (3.85%) Gradle
6 4 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (2.88%) Subversion
8 2 (1.92%) Ant
8 2 (1.92%) CircleCI
8 2 (1.92%) JUnit
8 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (26.92%) Finance
2 22 (21.15%) Social Skills
3 11 (10.58%) Banking
4 7 (6.73%) Presentation Skills
4 7 (6.73%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.85%) Marketing
6 2 (1.92%) Law
6 2 (1.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.96%) Front Office
7 1 (0.96%) Games
7 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.73%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (3.85%) Kafka
3 3 (2.88%) ARM Templates
3 3 (2.88%) JSON
4 2 (1.92%) .NET
4 2 (1.92%) ADO
4 2 (1.92%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.92%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.92%) GraphQL
4 2 (1.92%) LDAP
4 2 (1.92%) Node.js
4 2 (1.92%) OpenTelemetry
4 2 (1.92%) React Native
4 2 (1.92%) Web Services
4 2 (1.92%) XML
5 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.96%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.96%) ISPF
5 1 (0.96%) REST
5 1 (0.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (2.88%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (2.88%) Legacy Systems
2 3 (2.88%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.92%) Cloud Native
3 2 (1.92%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.92%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.92%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.38%) Linux
2 5 (4.81%) Unix
2 5 (4.81%) Windows
3 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (100.00%) DevOps
2 66 (63.46%) CI/CD
3 32 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (16.35%) Test Automation
5 15 (14.42%) Infrastructure as Code
6 12 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (10.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (8.65%) DevSecOps
9 9 (8.65%) Mentoring
9 9 (8.65%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 8 (7.69%) Coaching
10 8 (7.69%) Migration
10 8 (7.69%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 7 (6.73%) BDD
11 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Automation
11 7 (6.73%) Integration Testing
11 7 (6.73%) Observability
11 7 (6.73%) TDD
12 6 (5.77%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.23%) Python
2 14 (13.46%) JavaScript
3 13 (12.50%) Java
4 11 (10.58%) PowerShell
5 9 (8.65%) C#
6 7 (6.73%) Bash
7 6 (5.77%) Go
7 6 (5.77%) SQL
8 4 (3.85%) PHP
8 4 (3.85%) VB
9 2 (1.92%) Groovy
10 1 (0.96%) REXX
10 1 (0.96%) Ruby
10 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.92%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.96%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (20.19%) Docker
2 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (44.23%) Terraform
2 34 (32.69%) Kubernetes
3 22 (21.15%) Ansible
4 8 (7.69%) Puppet
5 7 (6.73%) Grafana
6 6 (5.77%) Kibana
6 6 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (5.77%) Prometheus
7 4 (3.85%) Argo
8 2 (1.92%) Istio
8 2 (1.92%) Packer
8 2 (1.92%) Salt
9 1 (0.96%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.96%) Consul
9 1 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.96%) Kiali
9 1 (0.96%) logstash
9 1 (0.96%) Nagios
9 1 (0.96%) PingFederate
9 1 (0.96%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (9.62%) Oracle
2 8 (7.69%) MuleSoft
3 6 (5.77%) Atlassian
4 5 (4.81%) Databricks
4 5 (4.81%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.85%) Google
5 4 (3.85%) Guidewire
5 4 (3.85%) Informatica
5 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.88%) Splunk
7 2 (1.92%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.92%) Okta
7 2 (1.92%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 2 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.96%) Confluent
8 1 (0.96%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.96%) Dell
8 1 (0.96%) PagerDuty
8 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.96%) VMware