Period
to 1 October 2020

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £534 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 55 55
Rank change year-on-year +9 0 +30
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 79 259 304
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.39% 4.20% 4.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.76% 4.46% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 212 247
Median daily rate £534 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.17% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £363 £423 £463
90th Percentile £675 £687 £675
Central London median daily rate £534 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -7.17% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 1,659 5,802 6,579
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.22% 94.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,186 4,531 5,204
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £313 £316 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 75 122
Median hourly rate £35.25 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.77% +4.28% +5.23%
10th Percentile £16.75 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.90 £52.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +75.00% +6.95% +3.31%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the City of London

DevOps Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 79 (100.00%) DevOps
2 49 (62.03%) AWS
3 43 (54.43%) Terraform
4 36 (45.57%) Kubernetes
5 34 (43.04%) Python
6 33 (41.77%) Ansible
7 32 (40.51%) Docker
8 29 (36.71%) Azure
9 27 (34.18%) Jenkins
10 26 (32.91%) Linux
10 26 (32.91%) Infrastructure as Code
11 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (18.99%) SC Cleared
11 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
11 15 (18.99%) Puppet
11 15 (18.99%) GCP
12 14 (17.72%) Bash Shell
12 14 (17.72%) Finance
12 14 (17.72%) Serverless
13 13 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (15.19%) Java
14 12 (15.19%) Git (software)
14 12 (15.19%) Opscode Chef
15 10 (12.66%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (12.66%) Configuration Management
16 9 (11.39%) PowerShell
16 9 (11.39%) Microservices
17 8 (10.13%) AWS Lambda
17 8 (10.13%) Continuous Delivery
18 7 (8.86%) GitLab

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 7 (8.86%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.80%) Confluence
3 2 (2.53%) CMS
3 2 (2.53%) nginx
3 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.27%) Apache
4 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.27%) JBoss
4 1 (1.27%) Liferay
4 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 49 (62.03%) AWS
2 29 (36.71%) Azure
3 15 (18.99%) GCP
4 14 (17.72%) Serverless
5 10 (12.66%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (10.13%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (8.86%) GitHub
8 6 (7.59%) Amazon EKS
8 6 (7.59%) Amazon S3
8 6 (7.59%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (7.59%) Azure Functions
9 5 (6.33%) PaaS
9 5 (6.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (5.06%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (5.06%) OpenShift
10 4 (5.06%) Power Platform
11 3 (3.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (3.80%) Amazon ECS
11 3 (3.80%) Route 53
12 2 (2.53%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) DNS
2 2 (2.53%) HTTP
2 2 (2.53%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.27%) Internet
3 1 (1.27%) Intranet
3 1 (1.27%) SAN
3 1 (1.27%) SMTP
3 1 (1.27%) SNMP
3 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) Amazon RDS
1 7 (8.86%) MySQL
1 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (6.33%) Big Data
4 4 (5.06%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (5.06%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.80%) Amazon Aurora
5 3 (3.80%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.53%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.53%) OLTP
6 2 (2.53%) Power BI
6 2 (2.53%) Redis
6 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.27%) Impala
7 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.27%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 27 (34.18%) Jenkins
2 12 (15.19%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.86%) GitLab
3 7 (8.86%) TeamCity
3 7 (8.86%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (6.33%) JIRA
5 4 (5.06%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (3.80%) Maven
7 2 (2.53%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.53%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (2.53%) Gradle
7 2 (2.53%) Liquibase
7 2 (2.53%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.27%) FishEye
8 1 (1.27%) GoCD
8 1 (1.27%) Snyk
8 1 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.27%) Subversion
8 1 (1.27%) Terragrunt
General
1 14 (17.72%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Retail
3 5 (6.33%) Public Sector
4 4 (5.06%) Marketing
4 4 (5.06%) Retail Finance
4 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.80%) Electronics
5 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.53%) Banking
7 1 (1.27%) Advertising
7 1 (1.27%) Back Office
7 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.27%) Games
7 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.27%) Law
7 1 (1.27%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (5.06%) Kafka
2 4 (5.06%) LDAP
3 3 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (3.80%) RESTful
4 2 (2.53%) Celery
4 2 (2.53%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.53%) LAMP
4 2 (2.53%) Node.js
4 2 (2.53%) React
4 2 (2.53%) Spring Boot
4 2 (2.53%) Web Services
5 1 (1.27%) .NET
5 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.27%) ADO
5 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.27%) CSS
5 1 (1.27%) HTML
5 1 (1.27%) OAuth
5 1 (1.27%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.53%) Blog
3 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.27%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.27%) Clustering
3 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.27%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.91%) Linux
2 7 (8.86%) Unix
3 4 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.06%) Windows
4 3 (3.80%) CentOS
5 2 (2.53%) Debian
5 2 (2.53%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.27%) VMS
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (100.00%) DevOps
2 26 (32.91%) Infrastructure as Code
3 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (12.66%) Configuration Management
6 9 (11.39%) Microservices
7 8 (10.13%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (6.33%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.06%) Fintech
9 4 (5.06%) High Availability
9 4 (5.06%) Migration
9 4 (5.06%) Open Source
9 4 (5.06%) TDD
9 4 (5.06%) Test Automation
10 3 (3.80%) Analytics
10 3 (3.80%) Artificial Intelligence
10 3 (3.80%) BDD
10 3 (3.80%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.80%) Machine Learning
10 3 (3.80%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.04%) Python
2 14 (17.72%) Bash Shell
3 12 (15.19%) Java
4 9 (11.39%) PowerShell
5 7 (8.86%) SQL
6 4 (5.06%) Go
6 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.06%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.80%) C#
7 3 (3.80%) Groovy
7 3 (3.80%) Ruby
8 1 (1.27%) C
8 1 (1.27%) C++
8 1 (1.27%) Perl
8 1 (1.27%) PHP
8 1 (1.27%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (18.99%) SC Cleared
1 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.06%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.27%) Degree
3 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) MCSA
3 1 (1.27%) MCSE
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 32 (40.51%) Docker
2 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.53%) zsh
3 1 (1.27%) HDFS
3 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 43 (54.43%) Terraform
2 36 (45.57%) Kubernetes
3 33 (41.77%) Ansible
4 15 (18.99%) Puppet
5 12 (15.19%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (7.59%) Grafana
7 5 (6.33%) Prometheus
8 4 (5.06%) Packer
9 3 (3.80%) Kibana
9 3 (3.80%) Rancher
10 2 (2.53%) Consul
10 2 (2.53%) logstash
10 2 (2.53%) Salt
11 1 (1.27%) Istio
11 1 (1.27%) Kubeflow
11 1 (1.27%) Marathon
11 1 (1.27%) Mesos
11 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (1.27%) Nagios
11 1 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (5.06%) Cloudera
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
2 3 (3.80%) SaltStack
2 3 (3.80%) SAP
2 3 (3.80%) Splunk
2 3 (3.80%) Tableau
2 3 (3.80%) VMware
3 2 (2.53%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.53%) Google
3 2 (2.53%) New Relic
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle
4 1 (1.27%) Axway
4 1 (1.27%) Cadence
4 1 (1.27%) Murex
4 1 (1.27%) Sybase