Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 August 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.

Senior Development Operations
England > London
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 373 415 356
Rank change year-on-year +42 -59 +134
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 263 191 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.58% 0.44% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.47% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 156 232
London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -4.35%
10th Percentile £473 £475 £425
90th Percentile £721 £709 £625
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £66.50 - -

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 43,124 40,953 42,991
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 95.07% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,101 29,219 30,949
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 503 480
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.20 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +13.07% -3.85%
10th Percentile £13.08 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.42
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.74%

Senior DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps in London

Senior DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior DevOps in London

Senior DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior DevOps in London over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior DevOps in London

Senior 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 Senior DevOps within the London region over the 6 months to 19 August 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 +15 90 £575 - 25
South London -16 21 £650 -5.45% 1
West London -24 6 £558 +7.21% 7
East London - 6 £600 - 3
Senior DevOps
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, Senior 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 Senior DevOps in the job title.

1 263 (100.00%) DevOps
2 179 (68.06%) Docker
3 146 (55.51%) Amazon AWS
4 132 (50.19%) Linux
5 128 (48.67%) Ansible
6 124 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
7 119 (45.25%) Python
8 118 (44.87%) Kubernetes
9 112 (42.59%) Jenkins
10 98 (37.26%) Terraform
11 86 (32.70%) Configuration Management
12 80 (30.42%) Puppet
13 78 (29.66%) Continuous Integration
14 69 (26.24%) Bash Shell
15 66 (25.10%) Ruby
16 64 (24.33%) Git (software)
17 51 (19.39%) Java
18 50 (19.01%) Banking
19 47 (17.87%) Microsoft Azure
20 46 (17.49%) Security Cleared
20 46 (17.49%) Scrum
21 44 (16.73%) GitLab
21 44 (16.73%) Microservices
21 44 (16.73%) Finance
22 43 (16.35%) SC Cleared
23 41 (15.59%) GitHub
24 40 (15.21%) Google Cloud Platform
25 38 (14.45%) Test Automation
26 37 (14.07%) Opscode Chef
27 36 (13.69%) Mesos

Senior 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 21 (7.98%) Cloud Foundry
2 19 (7.22%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (4.94%) OpenStack
4 10 (3.80%) Apache
4 10 (3.80%) Tomcat
5 8 (3.04%) Apache Spark
6 7 (2.66%) Confluence
7 6 (2.28%) nginx
8 3 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (1.14%) IIS
8 3 (1.14%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 146 (55.51%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (17.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (15.59%) GitHub
4 40 (15.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 26 (9.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 20 (7.60%) Heroku
7 19 (7.22%) npm
8 18 (6.84%) IBM Cloud
9 14 (5.32%) PaaS
10 12 (4.56%) Serverless
11 11 (4.18%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (4.18%) IaaS
12 10 (3.80%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (2.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (1.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 4 (1.52%) Amazon S3
16 4 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (1.52%) SaaS
17 3 (1.14%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.46%) Intrusion Detection
2 15 (5.70%) Firewall
2 15 (5.70%) SSL
3 13 (4.94%) HTTP
4 11 (4.18%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.18%) VPN
5 6 (2.28%) OpenVPN
6 5 (1.90%) SSH
7 4 (1.52%) DNS
7 4 (1.52%) VLAN
8 3 (1.14%) DHCP
8 3 (1.14%) FTP
8 3 (1.14%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.14%) Internet
8 3 (1.14%) IPsec
8 3 (1.14%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.14%) Network Security
9 2 (0.76%) Intranet
9 2 (0.76%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.76%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.22%) NoSQL
2 15 (5.70%) MongoDB
3 14 (5.32%) MySQL
4 13 (4.94%) Big Data
5 11 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.80%) Hadoop
7 9 (3.42%) RDBMS
7 9 (3.42%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.66%) Blockchain
9 5 (1.90%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.90%) HBase
9 5 (1.90%) MariaDB
10 4 (1.52%) Redis
11 3 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (1.14%) Pentaho
11 3 (1.14%) QlikView
11 3 (1.14%) Sqoop
12 2 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.76%) Apache Kudu
13 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 112 (42.59%) Jenkins
2 64 (24.33%) Git (software)
3 44 (16.73%) GitLab
4 27 (10.27%) Maven
5 24 (9.13%) Artifactory
6 19 (7.22%) Selenium
7 18 (6.84%) Ant
7 18 (6.84%) Gerrit
7 18 (6.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 17 (6.46%) SonarQube
9 16 (6.08%) TeamCity
10 10 (3.80%) CircleCI
10 10 (3.80%) JIRA
11 7 (2.66%) Bitbucket
12 6 (2.28%) Travis CI
13 5 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.90%) GoCD
13 5 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (1.52%) Gradle
14 4 (1.52%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 50 (19.01%) Banking
2 44 (16.73%) Finance
3 11 (4.18%) Retail
4 3 (1.14%) Legal
4 3 (1.14%) Marketing
5 2 (0.76%) Electronics
5 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.38%) Games
6 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Law
6 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.65%) Node.js
2 27 (10.27%) Kafka
3 20 (7.60%) Web Services
4 19 (7.22%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (4.18%) .NET
6 6 (2.28%) LAMP
6 6 (2.28%) React
7 5 (1.90%) LDAP
8 4 (1.52%) OAuth
8 4 (1.52%) REST
8 4 (1.52%) RESTful
8 4 (1.52%) XML
9 3 (1.14%) Ajax
9 3 (1.14%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.14%) Java EE
9 3 (1.14%) jQuery
9 3 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.14%) SAML
9 3 (1.14%) WebRTC
9 3 (1.14%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.46%) iPad
2 12 (4.56%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.56%) Fintech
3 9 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.66%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.28%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.52%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.52%) Clustering
6 4 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.76%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.76%) PKI
9 1 (0.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 132 (50.19%) Linux
2 28 (10.65%) CentOS
3 23 (8.75%) CoreOS
4 19 (7.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (5.32%) Unix
5 14 (5.32%) Windows
6 5 (1.90%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.14%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.76%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.38%) Android
9 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (100.00%) DevOps
2 124 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (32.70%) Configuration Management
4 78 (29.66%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (17.49%) Scrum
6 44 (16.73%) Microservices
7 38 (14.45%) Test Automation
8 31 (11.79%) TDD
9 28 (10.65%) E-Commerce
10 24 (9.13%) Continuous Delivery
11 23 (8.75%) Security Hardening
12 22 (8.37%) Release Management
13 21 (7.98%) BDD
14 20 (7.60%) Mentoring
15 19 (7.22%) Collaborative Working
16 15 (5.70%) Load Balancing
16 15 (5.70%) Open Source
16 15 (5.70%) Software Delivery
17 13 (4.94%) Kanban
17 13 (4.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 119 (45.25%) Python
2 69 (26.24%) Bash Shell
3 66 (25.10%) Ruby
4 51 (19.39%) Java
5 32 (12.17%) Groovy
6 24 (9.13%) JavaScript
7 22 (8.37%) Go
8 11 (4.18%) SQL
9 10 (3.80%) C#
9 10 (3.80%) Perl
10 5 (1.90%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.52%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.76%) C++
12 2 (0.76%) Scala
13 1 (0.38%) Java 8
13 1 (0.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 46 (17.49%) Security Cleared
2 43 (16.35%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.52%) Degree
4 3 (1.14%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.38%) CCNA
6 1 (0.38%) CCSA
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.38%) CISM
6 1 (0.38%) CISSP
6 1 (0.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.89%) GCP
2 6 (2.28%) SLA
3 4 (1.52%) GDPR
4 3 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.76%) PSD2
6 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 179 (68.06%) Docker
2 17 (6.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 8 (3.04%) Ceph
3 8 (3.04%) KVM
3 8 (3.04%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.28%) etcd
5 6 (2.28%) flannel
6 4 (1.52%) NFS
6 4 (1.52%) vCloud
6 4 (1.52%) Xen
7 3 (1.14%) GlusterFS
7 3 (1.14%) HDFS
7 3 (1.14%) LXC
7 3 (1.14%) SkyDNS
8 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.38%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.38%) Postfix
8 1 (0.38%) Squid
8 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 128 (48.67%) Ansible
2 118 (44.87%) Kubernetes
3 98 (37.26%) Terraform
4 80 (30.42%) Puppet
5 37 (14.07%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (13.69%) Mesos
7 21 (7.98%) Consul
8 13 (4.94%) Prometheus
9 10 (3.80%) logstash
9 10 (3.80%) Packer
10 9 (3.42%) Kibana
10 9 (3.42%) Salt
11 6 (2.28%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (2.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (2.28%) Marathon
11 6 (2.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 5 (1.90%) Ambari
12 5 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (1.52%) Grafana
13 4 (1.52%) Graphite
Vendors
1 22 (8.37%) Hortonworks
2 20 (7.60%) Google
3 18 (6.84%) IBM
4 10 (3.80%) Splunk
4 10 (3.80%) VMware
5 9 (3.42%) Microsoft
6 7 (2.66%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.28%) SaltStack
8 5 (1.90%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.52%) Sybase
10 3 (1.14%) Adobe
10 3 (1.14%) Cognos
10 3 (1.14%) SAP
10 3 (1.14%) Tableau
11 2 (0.76%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.76%) Citrix
11 2 (0.76%) F5
11 2 (0.76%) hybris
11 2 (0.76%) New Relic
11 2 (0.76%) Oracle