Period
to 19 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 53 73
Rank change year-on-year +6 +20 0
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 258 324 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.38% 4.62% 3.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.70% 4.85% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 258 208
City of London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £472 £472 £425
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 5,492 6,685 6,660
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.27% 95.36% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,313 5,307 5,261
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 112 94
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +10.00% -2.86%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.85 £27.30 £29.29
Central London median hourly rate £20.67 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +10.51% +3.31% +5.19%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the City of London

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the City of London

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the City of London

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 19 November 2019. 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
Moorgate -4 16 £550 -
London Bridge +15 15 £505 -12.26%
DevOps Engineer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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 City of London region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 258 (100.00%) DevOps
2 129 (50.00%) Kubernetes
3 117 (45.35%) Docker
3 117 (45.35%) AWS
4 113 (43.80%) Azure
5 106 (41.09%) Terraform
6 101 (39.15%) Python
7 98 (37.98%) Linux
8 95 (36.82%) Ansible
9 89 (34.50%) Jenkins
10 77 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
11 59 (22.87%) Infrastructure as Code
12 54 (20.93%) Puppet
13 53 (20.54%) Java
14 51 (19.77%) Microservices
15 48 (18.60%) Opscode Chef
16 47 (18.22%) Configuration Management
17 46 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
18 43 (16.67%) GCP
19 42 (16.28%) Git (software)
20 40 (15.50%) .NET
21 38 (14.73%) PowerShell
22 33 (12.79%) Continuous Delivery
23 32 (12.40%) Bash Shell
23 32 (12.40%) Ruby
24 30 (11.63%) Finance
24 30 (11.63%) Node.js
25 29 (11.24%) Microsoft
26 28 (10.85%) Migration
26 28 (10.85%) Security Cleared

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 17 (6.59%) Confluence
2 7 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.33%) IIS
4 5 (1.94%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.16%) nginx
5 3 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.39%) Apache
7 1 (0.39%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.39%) Drupal
7 1 (0.39%) JBoss
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 117 (45.35%) AWS
2 113 (43.80%) Azure
3 43 (16.67%) GCP
4 27 (10.47%) Serverless
5 24 (9.30%) AWS Lambda
6 22 (8.53%) GitHub
7 21 (8.14%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (7.75%) Amazon S3
9 15 (5.81%) PaaS
9 15 (5.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 13 (5.04%) Azure Machine Learning
10 13 (5.04%) IaaS
11 11 (4.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (4.26%) Route 53
12 9 (3.49%) Datadog
13 8 (3.10%) Amazon ECS
13 8 (3.10%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (2.71%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (2.71%) Azure Data Factory
15 6 (2.33%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.49%) DNS
2 8 (3.10%) VPN
3 7 (2.71%) Internet
4 6 (2.33%) Firewall
5 4 (1.55%) DHCP
6 3 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.78%) NAS
7 2 (0.78%) SAN
8 1 (0.39%) FTP
8 1 (0.39%) HTTP
8 1 (0.39%) IPsec
8 1 (0.39%) SSL
8 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.53%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (6.20%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.04%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (4.26%) MySQL
5 10 (3.88%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.49%) Big Data
6 9 (3.49%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.49%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (2.33%) Power BI
8 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2017
8 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.94%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.94%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.55%) Cosmos DB
10 4 (1.55%) Redis
11 3 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.16%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 89 (34.50%) Jenkins
2 42 (16.28%) Git (software)
3 26 (10.08%) JIRA
4 18 (6.98%) Visual Studio Team System
5 17 (6.59%) TeamCity
6 14 (5.43%) CircleCI
7 13 (5.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (4.65%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (4.65%) Travis CI
9 11 (4.26%) Maven
9 11 (4.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.94%) Artifactory
10 5 (1.94%) Subversion
11 4 (1.55%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.55%) Gradle
11 4 (1.55%) MSBuild
12 3 (1.16%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.16%) GitLab
12 3 (1.16%) Selenium
12 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (11.63%) Finance
2 16 (6.20%) Banking
3 9 (3.49%) Law
4 7 (2.71%) Games
5 5 (1.94%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.78%) Publishing
7 2 (0.78%) Retail
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.50%) .NET
2 30 (11.63%) Node.js
3 25 (9.69%) Web Services
4 14 (5.43%) JSON
5 13 (5.04%) Kafka
6 7 (2.71%) .NET Core
7 6 (2.33%) RESTful
8 4 (1.55%) CSS
8 4 (1.55%) HTML
8 4 (1.55%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (1.55%) Spring
9 3 (1.16%) XML
9 3 (1.16%) YAML
10 2 (0.78%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.78%) Celery
10 2 (0.78%) Express
10 2 (0.78%) Flask
10 2 (0.78%) Gearman
10 2 (0.78%) OAuth
10 2 (0.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.14%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (3.49%) Cloud Native
2 9 (3.49%) Public Cloud
3 6 (2.33%) Virtual Team
4 4 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (1.55%) PKI
5 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.16%) iPad
5 3 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.16%) Social Media
5 3 (1.16%) User Experience
6 2 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.78%) Blog
6 2 (0.78%) Clustering
6 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Replication
7 1 (0.39%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 98 (37.98%) Linux
2 23 (8.91%) Windows
3 21 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (6.20%) Unix
5 7 (2.71%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.55%) CentOS
6 4 (1.55%) Debian
7 3 (1.16%) Android
7 3 (1.16%) Solaris
8 2 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.78%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.39%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.39%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (100.00%) DevOps
2 77 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (22.87%) Infrastructure as Code
4 51 (19.77%) Microservices
5 47 (18.22%) Configuration Management
6 46 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (12.79%) Continuous Delivery
8 28 (10.85%) Migration
9 20 (7.75%) Open Source
9 20 (7.75%) Test Automation
10 19 (7.36%) E-Commerce
11 18 (6.98%) Fintech
12 17 (6.59%) Machine Learning
13 16 (6.20%) Deployment Automation
14 15 (5.81%) Infrastructure Automation
14 15 (5.81%) Scrum
14 15 (5.81%) Software Engineering
15 13 (5.04%) Kanban
16 12 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
17 11 (4.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 101 (39.15%) Python
2 53 (20.54%) Java
3 38 (14.73%) PowerShell
4 32 (12.40%) Bash Shell
4 32 (12.40%) Ruby
5 25 (9.69%) SQL
6 22 (8.53%) Go
7 20 (7.75%) JavaScript
8 18 (6.98%) C#
9 17 (6.59%) Perl
10 8 (3.10%) Groovy
11 6 (2.33%) Scala
12 4 (1.55%) PHP
13 3 (1.16%) Clipper
13 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.78%) Clojure
14 2 (0.78%) ClojureScript
14 2 (0.78%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.39%) Rust
15 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.98%) AWS Certification
3 16 (6.20%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.49%) RHCE
5 3 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.16%) Degree
5 3 (1.16%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.16%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.39%) MCSA
6 1 (0.39%) MCSE
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.78%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 117 (45.35%) Docker
2 7 (2.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.94%) vSphere
4 4 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.39%) etcd
6 1 (0.39%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 129 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 106 (41.09%) Terraform
3 95 (36.82%) Ansible
4 54 (20.93%) Puppet
5 48 (18.60%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (4.65%) Prometheus
7 10 (3.88%) Mesos
7 10 (3.88%) Packer
8 9 (3.49%) Consul
9 8 (3.10%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (2.71%) Rancher
10 7 (2.71%) Suricata
11 6 (2.33%) Kibana
12 5 (1.94%) Grafana
13 4 (1.55%) ITRS Geneos
13 4 (1.55%) Marathon
13 4 (1.55%) Nagios
13 4 (1.55%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.78%) logstash
14 2 (0.78%) Salt
Vendors
1 29 (11.24%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.14%) Red Hat
3 19 (7.36%) Google
4 17 (6.59%) Splunk
5 12 (4.65%) ServiceNow
6 9 (3.49%) Atlassian
7 7 (2.71%) Qualys
7 7 (2.71%) Tableau
8 6 (2.33%) Databricks
8 6 (2.33%) SaltStack
9 5 (1.94%) New Relic
9 5 (1.94%) Perforce
10 4 (1.55%) BMC
10 4 (1.55%) IBM
10 4 (1.55%) Oracle
10 4 (1.55%) Remedy
10 4 (1.55%) VMware
11 3 (1.16%) Kofax
11 3 (1.16%) Sybase
12 2 (0.78%) HP