Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Development Operations Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 70 75
Rank change year-on-year +16 +5 +80
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 297 220 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.24% 3.24% 3.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.47% 3.40% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 181 188
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £463 £456 £419
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +19.44%
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 6,646 6,477 6,489
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 95.35% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,249 5,027 5,204
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +0.10% +8.00% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 88 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.30
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.23 £49.51
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.01% +6.84% -2.78%

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 September 2018.

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 September 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
London Bridge -25 9 £550 -
Moorgate - 3 £550 -
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 September 2018, 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.

1 297 (100.00%) DevOps
2 182 (61.28%) Docker
3 179 (60.27%) Amazon AWS
4 168 (56.57%) Python
5 154 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
6 137 (46.13%) Linux
6 137 (46.13%) Jenkins
7 114 (38.38%) Ansible
8 112 (37.71%) Terraform
9 109 (36.70%) Kubernetes
9 109 (36.70%) Bash Shell
10 94 (31.65%) Ruby
11 82 (27.61%) Configuration Management
12 72 (24.24%) Puppet
13 69 (23.23%) Git (software)
14 65 (21.89%) Continuous Integration
15 60 (20.20%) Banking
16 59 (19.87%) Microsoft Azure
16 59 (19.87%) GitHub
17 56 (18.86%) Java
18 52 (17.51%) Opscode Chef
19 50 (16.84%) Finance
20 46 (15.49%) Google Cloud Platform
21 43 (14.48%) E-Commerce
22 41 (13.80%) Google
23 40 (13.47%) Node.js
24 39 (13.13%) Kafka
24 39 (13.13%) Go
25 38 (12.79%) GCP
26 35 (11.78%) MongoDB

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 28 (9.43%) Cloud Foundry
2 13 (4.38%) Confluence
3 9 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.36%) Apache
4 7 (2.36%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.02%) nginx
6 4 (1.35%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (1.01%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (1.01%) IIS
8 1 (0.34%) Jetty
8 1 (0.34%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.67%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 179 (60.27%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (19.87%) GitHub
2 59 (19.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (15.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 32 (10.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 25 (8.42%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (7.74%) IBM Cloud
7 22 (7.41%) AWS Lambda
7 22 (7.41%) Serverless
8 21 (7.07%) Heroku
8 21 (7.07%) IaaS
9 20 (6.73%) npm
9 20 (6.73%) PaaS
10 19 (6.40%) Amazon S3
11 14 (4.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 13 (4.38%) SaaS
13 12 (4.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
15 10 (3.37%) CloudFront
16 9 (3.03%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.04%) Firewall
2 9 (3.03%) DNS
3 6 (2.02%) VPN
4 5 (1.68%) Network Security
5 4 (1.35%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.01%) HTTP
7 2 (0.67%) Internet
7 2 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.67%) LAN
7 2 (0.67%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.67%) SMTP
8 1 (0.34%) AMQP
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.34%) IMAP
8 1 (0.34%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.34%) SAN
8 1 (0.34%) SNMP
8 1 (0.34%) SSH
8 1 (0.34%) WAN
8 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.78%) MongoDB
2 17 (5.72%) MySQL
3 14 (4.71%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (4.38%) Big Data
4 13 (4.38%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.04%) Redis
6 11 (3.70%) SQL Server
7 8 (2.69%) Blockchain
8 7 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (2.02%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.68%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.68%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.35%) InfluxDB
12 3 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (1.01%) MariaDB
13 2 (0.67%) Aerospike
13 2 (0.67%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.67%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 137 (46.13%) Jenkins
2 69 (23.23%) Git (software)
3 33 (11.11%) Maven
4 32 (10.77%) Sonatype Nexus
5 31 (10.44%) GitLab
6 24 (8.08%) Selenium
7 22 (7.41%) Ant
8 21 (7.07%) Gerrit
8 21 (7.07%) SonarQube
9 19 (6.40%) JIRA
9 19 (6.40%) TeamCity
10 12 (4.04%) Artifactory
11 11 (3.70%) Gradle
12 10 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (3.37%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (2.02%) Bitbucket
14 6 (2.02%) GoCD
14 6 (2.02%) Subversion
14 6 (2.02%) Vagrant
General
1 60 (20.20%) Banking
2 50 (16.84%) Finance
3 7 (2.36%) Retail
4 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.01%) Marketing
4 3 (1.01%) Publishing
5 2 (0.67%) Back Office
5 2 (0.67%) Law
5 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.34%) Advertising
6 1 (0.34%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.47%) Node.js
2 39 (13.13%) Kafka
3 18 (6.06%) JSON
4 15 (5.05%) Elastic Stack
5 13 (4.38%) Web Services
6 12 (4.04%) .NET
7 7 (2.36%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (2.02%) Spring Boot
9 5 (1.68%) Sensu
9 5 (1.68%) X-Windows
10 4 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (1.01%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.01%) LDAP
11 3 (1.01%) RESTful
12 2 (0.67%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.67%) Java EE
12 2 (0.67%) REST
12 2 (0.67%) Spark Streaming
12 2 (0.67%) XML
12 2 (0.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.43%) iPad
2 23 (7.74%) Device Driver
3 20 (6.73%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (5.39%) Fintech
5 11 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (2.69%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.68%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.01%) Clustering
8 3 (1.01%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.01%) Replication
9 2 (0.67%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.67%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.67%) PKI
9 2 (0.67%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.67%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.34%) Bitcoin
10 1 (0.34%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 137 (46.13%) Linux
2 33 (11.11%) CentOS
2 33 (11.11%) Ubuntu
3 32 (10.77%) Windows
4 21 (7.07%) Unix
5 20 (6.73%) Windows Server
6 13 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.34%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.34%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.34%) Debian
9 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (100.00%) DevOps
2 154 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (27.61%) Configuration Management
4 65 (21.89%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (14.48%) E-Commerce
6 34 (11.45%) Scrum
6 34 (11.45%) Test Automation
7 32 (10.77%) High Availability
8 29 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
8 29 (9.76%) Release Management
8 29 (9.76%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 29 (9.76%) TDD
9 24 (8.08%) BDD
10 23 (7.74%) Immutable Infrastructure
11 19 (6.40%) Microservices
12 14 (4.71%) Open Source
12 14 (4.71%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (4.04%) Deployment Automation
13 12 (4.04%) Migration
14 11 (3.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 168 (56.57%) Python
2 109 (36.70%) Bash Shell
3 94 (31.65%) Ruby
4 56 (18.86%) Java
5 39 (13.13%) Go
6 33 (11.11%) Groovy
7 31 (10.44%) PowerShell
8 17 (5.72%) SQL
9 13 (4.38%) Scala
10 12 (4.04%) C#
10 12 (4.04%) JavaScript
10 12 (4.04%) Shell Script
11 9 (3.03%) Perl
12 5 (1.68%) C++
13 2 (0.67%) PHP
14 1 (0.34%) ES6
14 1 (0.34%) Java 8
14 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (4.38%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.04%) AWS Certification
3 11 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.35%) Degree
5 3 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.34%) CISA
6 1 (0.34%) CISM
6 1 (0.34%) CISMP
6 1 (0.34%) CISSP
6 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 1 (0.34%) ISSMP
6 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (12.79%) GCP
2 2 (0.67%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 182 (61.28%) Docker
2 17 (5.72%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.02%) Varnish
4 4 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.01%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.67%) Xen
7 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.34%) Ceph
7 1 (0.34%) Gluster
7 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.34%) iptables
7 1 (0.34%) KVM
7 1 (0.34%) NFS
7 1 (0.34%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 114 (38.38%) Ansible
2 112 (37.71%) Terraform
3 109 (36.70%) Kubernetes
4 72 (24.24%) Puppet
5 52 (17.51%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (11.45%) Nagios
6 34 (11.45%) Prometheus
7 31 (10.44%) Grafana
8 27 (9.09%) Mesos
9 25 (8.42%) Consul
10 23 (7.74%) Icinga
11 22 (7.41%) Packer
12 11 (3.70%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (2.69%) Kibana
14 6 (2.02%) ZABBIX
15 5 (1.68%) Salt
16 4 (1.35%) logstash
16 4 (1.35%) Rancher
17 3 (1.01%) Fluentd
17 3 (1.01%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 41 (13.80%) Google
2 30 (10.10%) Red Hat
3 24 (8.08%) IBM
4 18 (6.06%) New Relic
5 15 (5.05%) Microsoft
5 15 (5.05%) Splunk
6 10 (3.37%) Oracle
7 9 (3.03%) Atlassian
8 7 (2.36%) VMware
9 5 (1.68%) SaltStack
10 4 (1.35%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.35%) PagerDuty
11 3 (1.01%) Adobe
11 3 (1.01%) Cloudera
11 3 (1.01%) Hortonworks
11 3 (1.01%) hybris
12 2 (0.67%) MapR
12 2 (0.67%) Micro Focus
12 2 (0.67%) Rackspace
13 1 (0.34%) Solace