Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 64 72
Rank change year-on-year +17 +8 +50
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 332 262 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.85% 3.67% 3.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.11% 3.89% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 228 182
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +15.79%
10th Percentile £475 £425 £413
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 6,492 6,734 5,945
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.39% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,068 5,360 4,720
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 93 68
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.75% -11.64%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.68
90th Percentile £32.50 £30.95 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% +6.47% -12.82%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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
London Bridge -19 40 £575 +27.78%
Moorgate - 29 £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 24 January 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.

1 332 (100.00%) DevOps
2 177 (53.31%) Terraform
3 169 (50.90%) Docker
4 164 (49.40%) Linux
5 159 (47.89%) Amazon AWS
6 142 (42.77%) Python
7 130 (39.16%) Kubernetes
8 126 (37.95%) Ansible
9 123 (37.05%) Agile Software Development
10 122 (36.75%) Finance
11 115 (34.64%) Jenkins
12 90 (27.11%) Microsoft Azure
13 84 (25.30%) Java
14 72 (21.69%) Continuous Delivery
15 71 (21.39%) Opscode Chef
16 69 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
17 61 (18.37%) Windows
18 59 (17.77%) Bash Shell
19 57 (17.17%) Puppet
19 57 (17.17%) Configuration Management
20 50 (15.06%) Banking
20 50 (15.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 49 (14.76%) Ruby
22 44 (13.25%) PowerShell
23 43 (12.95%) Active Directory
24 42 (12.65%) Windows Server
25 41 (12.35%) Git (software)
26 39 (11.75%) Greenfield Project
27 36 (10.84%) E-Commerce
28 34 (10.24%) X-Windows

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 18 (5.42%) Confluence
2 13 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.01%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.71%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (1.81%) Apache
5 6 (1.81%) IIS
6 5 (1.51%) nginx
7 3 (0.90%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.90%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.90%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.90%) WordPress
8 2 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.30%) Jetty
9 1 (0.30%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 159 (47.89%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (27.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (7.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 24 (7.23%) Serverless
5 23 (6.93%) AWS Lambda
5 23 (6.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 20 (6.02%) PaaS
7 19 (5.72%) IaaS
8 16 (4.82%) SaaS
9 15 (4.52%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (4.22%) Datadog
11 12 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (3.31%) Amazon S3
12 11 (3.31%) GitHub
13 8 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (2.11%) OpenShift
15 6 (1.81%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (1.81%) IBM Cloud
16 5 (1.51%) CloudFront
16 5 (1.51%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.11%) Firewall
2 6 (1.81%) DNS
2 6 (1.81%) HTTP
3 5 (1.51%) Network Security
3 5 (1.51%) VPN
4 4 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.90%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.60%) AMQP
6 2 (0.60%) Internet
6 2 (0.60%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.30%) DHCP
7 1 (0.30%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.30%) IPsec
7 1 (0.30%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.30%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.30%) SAN
7 1 (0.30%) SMTP
7 1 (0.30%) SSH
7 1 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.31%) MySQL
3 10 (3.01%) Hadoop
3 10 (3.01%) NoSQL
4 9 (2.71%) Big Data
4 9 (2.71%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.41%) Redis
6 7 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.51%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.51%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.90%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.60%) Aerospike
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon Aurora
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.60%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.60%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.60%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 115 (34.64%) Jenkins
2 41 (12.35%) Git (software)
3 29 (8.73%) Maven
4 24 (7.23%) Gradle
5 22 (6.63%) JIRA
6 20 (6.02%) TeamCity
7 17 (5.12%) Selenium
8 15 (4.52%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (3.61%) Visual Studio Team System
11 10 (3.01%) Artifactory
12 9 (2.71%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.81%) GitLab
14 5 (1.51%) SonarQube
14 5 (1.51%) Subversion
14 5 (1.51%) Vagrant
15 4 (1.20%) IBM UrbanCode
15 4 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 122 (36.75%) Finance
2 50 (15.06%) Banking
3 7 (2.11%) Retail
4 6 (1.81%) Advertising
5 5 (1.51%) Publishing
6 4 (1.20%) Front Office
7 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.90%) Law
8 2 (0.60%) Games
8 2 (0.60%) Marketing
8 2 (0.60%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.24%) X-Windows
2 28 (8.43%) Kafka
3 18 (5.42%) Node.js
4 17 (5.12%) .NET
5 14 (4.22%) Web Services
6 12 (3.61%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (2.71%) JSON
7 9 (2.71%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (1.51%) LDAP
8 5 (1.51%) OAuth
8 5 (1.51%) React
9 4 (1.20%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (1.20%) OAuth2
9 4 (1.20%) OpenID
9 4 (1.20%) REST
9 4 (1.20%) Spring Boot
10 3 (0.90%) RESTful
10 3 (0.90%) Sensu
11 2 (0.60%) .NET Core
11 2 (0.60%) Socket.IO
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.75%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (9.64%) Cloud Native
3 25 (7.53%) iPad
4 16 (4.82%) Fintech
5 7 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.51%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (1.51%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.20%) Clustering
8 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.60%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.60%) PKI
9 2 (0.60%) Replication
10 1 (0.30%) DataPower
10 1 (0.30%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.30%) Robotics
10 1 (0.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 164 (49.40%) Linux
2 61 (18.37%) Windows
3 50 (15.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (12.65%) Windows Server
5 23 (6.93%) Unix
6 7 (2.11%) CentOS
7 5 (1.51%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.20%) Mesosphere
9 3 (0.90%) Android
9 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.60%) Solaris
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (100.00%) DevOps
2 123 (37.05%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (21.69%) Continuous Delivery
4 69 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (17.17%) Configuration Management
6 36 (10.84%) E-Commerce
7 34 (10.24%) Deployment Automation
7 34 (10.24%) Open Source
8 29 (8.73%) Microservices
9 24 (7.23%) Mentoring
9 24 (7.23%) Test Automation
10 23 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (6.02%) Release Management
12 14 (4.22%) Scrum
13 13 (3.92%) Migration
14 12 (3.61%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 10 (3.01%) High Availability
16 9 (2.71%) Load Balancing
16 9 (2.71%) Software Engineering
16 9 (2.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 142 (42.77%) Python
2 84 (25.30%) Java
3 59 (17.77%) Bash Shell
4 49 (14.76%) Ruby
5 44 (13.25%) PowerShell
6 27 (8.13%) Groovy
6 27 (8.13%) Scala
7 20 (6.02%) Go
8 17 (5.12%) SQL
9 13 (3.92%) JavaScript
10 12 (3.61%) C#
11 8 (2.41%) Perl
12 6 (1.81%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.20%) PHP
14 3 (0.90%) C++
15 2 (0.60%) ES6
15 2 (0.60%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.30%) C
16 1 (0.30%) Java 8
16 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (5.72%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.82%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.01%) AWS Certification
4 9 (2.71%) Degree
5 5 (1.51%) RHCE
6 4 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.20%) CCNP
6 4 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.30%) CISA
8 1 (0.30%) CISM
8 1 (0.30%) CISMP
8 1 (0.30%) CISSP
8 1 (0.30%) ISSMP
8 1 (0.30%) MCSA
8 1 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.90%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 169 (50.90%) Docker
2 43 (12.95%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.60%) Varnish
4 2 (0.60%) Xen
5 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.30%) LXC
5 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 177 (53.31%) Terraform
2 130 (39.16%) Kubernetes
3 126 (37.95%) Ansible
4 71 (21.39%) Opscode Chef
5 57 (17.17%) Puppet
6 26 (7.83%) Packer
7 13 (3.92%) Consul
8 12 (3.61%) Prometheus
9 11 (3.31%) Mesos
10 10 (3.01%) Nagios
11 9 (2.71%) Grafana
11 9 (2.71%) Kibana
12 6 (1.81%) logstash
12 6 (1.81%) Salt
13 5 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (1.51%) Marathon
14 4 (1.20%) Fluentd
15 3 (0.90%) Graphite
15 3 (0.90%) ITRS Geneos
15 3 (0.90%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (5.72%) Google
1 19 (5.72%) Red Hat
2 18 (5.42%) Splunk
3 17 (5.12%) Oracle
4 15 (4.52%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.31%) New Relic
6 9 (2.71%) Atlassian
7 7 (2.11%) IBM
8 5 (1.51%) Qualys
9 4 (1.20%) AppDynamics
9 4 (1.20%) Cisco
9 4 (1.20%) Ping Identity
10 3 (0.90%) PagerDuty
10 3 (0.90%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.60%) Citrix
11 2 (0.60%) Micro Focus
11 2 (0.60%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.30%) hybris
12 1 (0.30%) Tableau
12 1 (0.30%) VMware