Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Site Reliability Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Site Reliability Engineering over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the 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.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
England > London
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 230 284 423
Rank change year-on-year +54 +139 +97
Contract jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 453 79 140
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.25% 0.55% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.62% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 52 96
10th Percentile £475 £386 £456
25th Percentile £550 £438 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £613 £545 £600
Median % change year-on-year +12.39% -9.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £700 £613 £675
90th Percentile £738 £663 £731
England median daily rate £600 £525 £575
% change year-on-year +14.29% -8.70% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £52.00
England median hourly rate - - £24.65

Site Reliability Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 33,012 12,770 32,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.29% 89.21% 88.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,892 9,204 23,738
10th Percentile £369 £320 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £505 £513
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% -1.46% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 108 373
10th Percentile £15.37 £14.85 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.75 £20.00 £15.60
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.13 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +51.67% +12.50%
75th Percentile £53.75 £42.25 £44.97
90th Percentile £68.25 £52.88 £52.90
England median hourly rate £24.18 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.30% +11.11% +12.50%

Site Reliability Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Site Reliability Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Site Reliability Engineering in London

Site Reliability Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering in London.

Daily rate trend for Site Reliability Engineering in London

Site Reliability Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering in London over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Site Reliability Engineering in London

Site Reliability Engineering
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 Site Reliability Engineering within the London region over the 6 months to 27 October 2021. 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
West London +10 27 £608 - 16
Central London -40 27 £625 +19.05% 49
South London 0 3 £575 -8.00% 3
Site Reliability Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Site Reliability Engineering.

1 319 (70.42%) DevOps
2 269 (59.38%) AWS
3 244 (53.86%) Terraform
4 226 (49.89%) Python
5 191 (42.16%) Kubernetes
6 188 (41.50%) Azure
7 169 (37.31%) Linux
8 154 (34.00%) Docker
9 146 (32.23%) Ansible
10 142 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
11 132 (29.14%) Infrastructure as Code
12 120 (26.49%) Jenkins
13 109 (24.06%) GCP
14 98 (21.63%) Java
15 89 (19.65%) Bash Shell
16 85 (18.76%) Microservices
17 76 (16.78%) Problem-Solving
18 69 (15.23%) DevSecOps
19 67 (14.79%) Go
19 67 (14.79%) Configuration Management
20 63 (13.91%) Social Skills
21 62 (13.69%) Finance
22 60 (13.25%) JavaScript
23 56 (12.36%) Software Engineering
24 54 (11.92%) Windows
24 54 (11.92%) Design Thinking
25 53 (11.70%) Git (software)
26 51 (11.26%) Puppet
27 50 (11.04%) Customer-Centricity
28 48 (10.60%) Grafana

Site Reliability Engineering
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 18 (3.97%) Confluence
2 8 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.32%) Oracle Application Server
4 5 (1.10%) nginx
4 5 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.88%) Apache
5 4 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.44%) CMS
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.22%) Camunda
8 1 (0.22%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 269 (59.38%) AWS
2 188 (41.50%) Azure
3 109 (24.06%) GCP
4 41 (9.05%) PaaS
5 30 (6.62%) SaaS
5 30 (6.62%) Serverless
6 28 (6.18%) Amazon ECS
7 26 (5.74%) IaaS
8 25 (5.52%) GitHub
9 23 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (4.64%) AWS Lambda
11 16 (3.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (3.53%) OpenShift
12 15 (3.31%) Datadog
13 14 (3.09%) Amazon EKS
14 13 (2.87%) Amazon S3
15 12 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
15 12 (2.65%) Apigee
16 10 (2.21%) AWS Fargate
17 8 (1.77%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.97%) Firewall
2 12 (2.65%) DNS
2 12 (2.65%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.21%) Kerberos
4 8 (1.77%) Multicast
4 8 (1.77%) SSL
4 8 (1.77%) tcpdump
4 8 (1.77%) Wireshark
5 7 (1.55%) VPN
6 6 (1.32%) Internet
7 5 (1.10%) HTTP
7 5 (1.10%) VLAN
8 4 (0.88%) DHCP
8 4 (0.88%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.66%) BGP
9 3 (0.66%) SD-WAN
10 2 (0.44%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.22%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.96%) Apache Cassandra
2 19 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (3.53%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.09%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (2.65%) MariaDB
6 11 (2.43%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.43%) Redis
7 10 (2.21%) Big Data
7 10 (2.21%) SQL Server
8 9 (1.99%) MySQL
9 7 (1.55%) Data Lake
10 6 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.32%) Cloud Spanner
11 5 (1.10%) Bigtable
12 4 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.88%) BigQuery
13 3 (0.66%) Power BI
13 3 (0.66%) Sybase ASE
14 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 120 (26.49%) Jenkins
2 53 (11.70%) Git (software)
3 37 (8.17%) Terragrunt
4 33 (7.28%) GitLab
5 22 (4.86%) JIRA
6 11 (2.43%) GoCD
7 10 (2.21%) Subversion
7 10 (2.21%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.55%) Artifactory
8 7 (1.55%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.66%) JUnit
10 3 (0.66%) Locust
10 3 (0.66%) Maven
11 2 (0.44%) Gatling
11 2 (0.44%) git-flow
11 2 (0.44%) Selenium
11 2 (0.44%) Serena SBM
11 2 (0.44%) SonarQube
General
1 63 (13.91%) Social Skills
2 62 (13.69%) Finance
3 37 (8.17%) Banking
4 13 (2.87%) Influencing Skills
5 11 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.21%) Retail
7 8 (1.77%) Presentation Skills
8 7 (1.55%) Legal
8 7 (1.55%) Prime Brokerage
9 6 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.32%) Law
10 5 (1.10%) Front Office
10 5 (1.10%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.88%) Automotive
11 4 (0.88%) Billing
11 4 (0.88%) Public Sector
12 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.66%) Games
13 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 163 (35.98%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 138 (30.46%) Site Engineer
3 120 (26.49%) DevOps Engineer
4 51 (11.26%) AWS Engineer
5 40 (8.83%) AWS DevOps
6 31 (6.84%) Azure Engineer
7 29 (6.40%) Architect
8 27 (5.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 24 (5.30%) Developer
10 22 (4.86%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 20 (4.42%) Linux Engineer
11 20 (4.42%) Senior DevOps
12 19 (4.19%) Cloud Engineer
13 17 (3.75%) Consultant
14 16 (3.53%) Lead DevOps
14 16 (3.53%) Python Engineer
15 15 (3.31%) DevOps Consultant
15 15 (3.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 14 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 13 (2.87%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.49%) Kafka
2 29 (6.40%) CSS
2 29 (6.40%) CSS3
2 29 (6.40%) HTML
3 26 (5.74%) HTML5
4 23 (5.08%) AngularJS
5 22 (4.86%) Elastic Stack
5 22 (4.86%) Node.js
6 21 (4.64%) React
6 21 (4.64%) YAML
7 20 (4.42%) REST
8 19 (4.19%) .NET
9 17 (3.75%) Django
10 16 (3.53%) Web Services
11 14 (3.09%) Flask
12 12 (2.65%) Velocity
13 11 (2.43%) GraphQL
13 11 (2.43%) LDAP
13 11 (2.43%) Spring
14 10 (2.21%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.73%) Cloud Native
2 20 (4.42%) Public Cloud
3 18 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (3.53%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (3.53%) Wiki
5 15 (3.31%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.43%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.99%) Robotics
8 8 (1.77%) Equities
9 7 (1.55%) Clustering
9 7 (1.55%) Enterprise Cloud
9 7 (1.55%) PKI
9 7 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.32%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.32%) Legacy Applications
10 6 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.32%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.32%) Reference Data
10 6 (1.32%) User Experience
11 5 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 169 (37.31%) Linux
2 54 (11.92%) Windows
3 24 (5.30%) Unix
4 22 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.09%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.87%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.77%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (1.77%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (1.55%) CentOS
9 5 (1.10%) Solaris
9 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.66%) VMS
11 2 (0.44%) Debian
12 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (70.42%) DevOps
2 142 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (29.14%) Infrastructure as Code
4 85 (18.76%) Microservices
5 76 (16.78%) Problem-Solving
6 69 (15.23%) DevSecOps
7 67 (14.79%) Configuration Management
8 56 (12.36%) Software Engineering
9 54 (11.92%) Design Thinking
10 50 (11.04%) Customer-Centricity
11 48 (10.60%) Continuous Integration
12 46 (10.15%) Open Source
13 43 (9.49%) Root Cause Analysis
13 43 (9.49%) Service-Level Objective
14 42 (9.27%) Deployment Automation
15 40 (8.83%) Performance Tuning
16 37 (8.17%) Data Protection
17 32 (7.06%) Full Stack Development
18 30 (6.62%) Observability
19 29 (6.40%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 226 (49.89%) Python
2 98 (21.63%) Java
3 89 (19.65%) Bash Shell
4 67 (14.79%) Go
5 60 (13.25%) JavaScript
6 38 (8.39%) SQL
7 26 (5.74%) PowerShell
8 16 (3.53%) Scala
9 15 (3.31%) C++
9 15 (3.31%) Ruby
10 10 (2.21%) C#
10 10 (2.21%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.99%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.32%) Groovy
13 4 (0.88%) Rust
14 3 (0.66%) Java 11
15 2 (0.44%) Java 8
15 2 (0.44%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.44%) Perl
15 2 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (1.55%) Degree
2 4 (0.88%) AWS Certification
2 4 (0.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.66%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.22%) CCIE
4 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.97%) Accessibility
2 9 (1.99%) GDPR
3 7 (1.55%) QA
4 4 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.88%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 154 (34.00%) Docker
2 20 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.32%) OpenAM
5 5 (1.10%) NFS
5 5 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.88%) vSphere
7 3 (0.66%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (0.22%) LXC
8 1 (0.22%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 244 (53.86%) Terraform
2 191 (42.16%) Kubernetes
3 146 (32.23%) Ansible
4 51 (11.26%) Puppet
5 48 (10.60%) Grafana
6 47 (10.38%) Prometheus
7 23 (5.08%) Istio
8 19 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (2.43%) Nagios
10 8 (1.77%) ITRS Geneos
11 7 (1.55%) Icinga
12 6 (1.32%) Salt
13 5 (1.10%) Kibana
13 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (1.10%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.88%) Knative
14 4 (0.88%) Opsgenie
14 4 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.88%) vCenter Server
15 3 (0.66%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 45 (9.93%) Google
2 23 (5.08%) Splunk
2 23 (5.08%) VMware
3 22 (4.86%) Red Hat
4 21 (4.64%) Microsoft
5 16 (3.53%) Oracle
6 15 (3.31%) SaltStack
7 14 (3.09%) New Relic
8 9 (1.99%) Citrix
9 8 (1.77%) MuleSoft
10 7 (1.55%) AppDynamics
11 6 (1.32%) Cisco
11 6 (1.32%) IBM
12 5 (1.10%) Dell
12 5 (1.10%) Dynatrace
13 4 (0.88%) Foundry
14 3 (0.66%) CheckPoint
14 3 (0.66%) CyberArk
14 3 (0.66%) ForgeRock
14 3 (0.66%) Sybase