Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 49 54
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +13
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 183 310 329
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.39% 4.58% 4.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.71% 4.86% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 243 291
Median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £500 £490 £425
90th Percentile £650 £650 £655
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year -33.33% - -

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 3,888 6,381 6,710
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.24% 94.35% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,897 4,933 5,308
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £288 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £511 £500
% change year-on-year -2.06% +2.10% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 62 105
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.13 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.72% +2.27% +3.89%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.95 £41.55 £38.00
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +35.00% +6.95% +8.59%

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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020. 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 -1 11 £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 3 April 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.

1 183 (100.00%) DevOps
2 115 (62.84%) Kubernetes
3 91 (49.73%) Terraform
4 89 (48.63%) Docker
5 83 (45.36%) Python
6 81 (44.26%) Ansible
7 75 (40.98%) Jenkins
8 72 (39.34%) Azure
9 63 (34.43%) Linux
10 60 (32.79%) AWS
11 54 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
12 53 (28.96%) Infrastructure as Code
13 40 (21.86%) Java
14 36 (19.67%) Git (software)
15 30 (16.39%) Security Cleared
16 29 (15.85%) Puppet
17 28 (15.30%) Finance
18 25 (13.66%) JIRA
18 25 (13.66%) .NET
19 24 (13.11%) GCP
19 24 (13.11%) Public Sector
20 23 (12.57%) Microservices
20 23 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
20 23 (12.57%) Amazon EC2
21 22 (12.02%) PowerShell
21 22 (12.02%) Confluence
22 21 (11.48%) Banking
22 21 (11.48%) Packer
22 21 (11.48%) Fintech
23 18 (9.84%) SC 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 22 (12.02%) Confluence
2 6 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.28%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.64%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.64%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.55%) Apache
4 1 (0.55%) DataSynapse
4 1 (0.55%) JBoss
4 1 (0.55%) nginx
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 72 (39.34%) Azure
2 60 (32.79%) AWS
3 24 (13.11%) GCP
4 23 (12.57%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (6.01%) Azure Machine Learning
5 11 (6.01%) Serverless
6 10 (5.46%) OpenShift
7 9 (4.92%) GitHub
7 9 (4.92%) PaaS
8 8 (4.37%) Amazon ECS
8 8 (4.37%) Amazon EKS
8 8 (4.37%) Amazon S3
8 8 (4.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (3.83%) IaaS
9 7 (3.83%) SaaS
10 6 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (3.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (2.73%) Route 53
12 4 (2.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.83%) DNS
2 5 (2.73%) DHCP
3 3 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.64%) VPN
4 1 (0.55%) Firewall
4 1 (0.55%) HTTP
4 1 (0.55%) MPLS
4 1 (0.55%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.46%) Big Data
2 7 (3.83%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (3.83%) MySQL
3 6 (3.28%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.73%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.19%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.19%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.09%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (1.09%) Blockchain
6 2 (1.09%) Redis
6 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Ignite
7 1 (0.55%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.55%) Flink
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.55%) Power BI
7 1 (0.55%) Presto
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 75 (40.98%) Jenkins
2 36 (19.67%) Git (software)
3 25 (13.66%) JIRA
4 13 (7.10%) TeamCity
5 9 (4.92%) Bitbucket
6 8 (4.37%) GitLab
6 8 (4.37%) Maven
7 7 (3.83%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (2.73%) CircleCI
10 4 (2.19%) Bitbucket Server
10 4 (2.19%) JUnit
10 4 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.64%) Ant
11 3 (1.64%) Artifactory
11 3 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.64%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.64%) Spinnaker
11 3 (1.64%) Travis CI
General
1 28 (15.30%) Finance
2 24 (13.11%) Public Sector
3 21 (11.48%) Banking
4 8 (4.37%) Retail
5 7 (3.83%) Games
6 5 (2.73%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.64%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.09%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.09%) Front Office
8 2 (1.09%) Legal
9 1 (0.55%) Publishing
9 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.66%) .NET
2 16 (8.74%) Node.js
3 11 (6.01%) Kafka
3 11 (6.01%) Web Services
4 6 (3.28%) RESTful
4 6 (3.28%) YAML
5 5 (2.73%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (2.19%) CSS
6 4 (2.19%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (2.19%) HTML
7 3 (1.64%) REST
8 2 (1.09%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.09%) CSS3
8 2 (1.09%) Express
8 2 (1.09%) HTML5
8 2 (1.09%) LDAP
8 2 (1.09%) SOAP
8 2 (1.09%) Spring
8 2 (1.09%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.10%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (3.83%) Virtual Team
3 4 (2.19%) Cloud Native
3 4 (2.19%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (2.19%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.09%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.09%) Blog
5 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.09%) iPad
5 2 (1.09%) User Experience
6 1 (0.55%) Clustering
6 1 (0.55%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.55%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 63 (34.43%) Linux
2 15 (8.20%) Windows
3 14 (7.65%) Unix
4 5 (2.73%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.09%) Android
6 2 (1.09%) CentOS
6 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.55%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (100.00%) DevOps
2 54 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (28.96%) Infrastructure as Code
4 23 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (12.57%) Microservices
5 21 (11.48%) Fintech
6 17 (9.29%) Configuration Management
7 13 (7.10%) Machine Learning
8 11 (6.01%) Test Automation
9 10 (5.46%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (4.92%) Software Engineering
11 8 (4.37%) Migration
12 6 (3.28%) Analytics
12 6 (3.28%) Deployment Automation
12 6 (3.28%) Scrum
13 5 (2.73%) E-Commerce
13 5 (2.73%) Immutable Infrastructure
13 5 (2.73%) Open Source
14 4 (2.19%) Artificial Intelligence
14 4 (2.19%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 83 (45.36%) Python
2 40 (21.86%) Java
3 22 (12.02%) PowerShell
4 15 (8.20%) Bash Shell
5 14 (7.65%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.65%) Ruby
5 14 (7.65%) SQL
6 10 (5.46%) Go
7 6 (3.28%) C#
7 6 (3.28%) Groovy
8 3 (1.64%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.09%) C
9 2 (1.09%) C++
9 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.09%) Scala
9 2 (1.09%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.55%) R
10 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.28%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.64%) Degree
4 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) MCSA
5 1 (0.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.09%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 89 (48.63%) Docker
2 8 (4.37%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.28%) vSphere
4 2 (1.09%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.09%) HDFS
4 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.55%) zsh
Systems Management
1 115 (62.84%) Kubernetes
2 91 (49.73%) Terraform
3 81 (44.26%) Ansible
4 29 (15.85%) Puppet
5 21 (11.48%) Packer
6 17 (9.29%) Istio
6 17 (9.29%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.73%) Grafana
7 5 (2.73%) Kibana
7 5 (2.73%) Prometheus
7 5 (2.73%) Rancher
8 4 (2.19%) logstash
9 3 (1.64%) SCOM
10 2 (1.09%) Consul
10 2 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (1.09%) Salt
11 1 (0.55%) Icinga
11 1 (0.55%) Mesos
11 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 11 (6.01%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.46%) Google
3 4 (2.19%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.19%) Red Hat
3 4 (2.19%) Splunk
3 4 (2.19%) VMware
4 3 (1.64%) SaltStack
5 2 (1.09%) ForgeRock
5 2 (1.09%) IBM
5 2 (1.09%) NetApp
5 2 (1.09%) New Relic
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle
5 2 (1.09%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.55%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.55%) Citrix
6 1 (0.55%) F5
6 1 (0.55%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.55%) Perforce
6 1 (0.55%) Remedy
6 1 (0.55%) TIBCO