The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £506 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Development Operations Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 61 95 146
Rank change year-on-year +34 +51  
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 99 66 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.31% 2.01% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.47% 2.10% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 56 45
Median daily rate £506 £506 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £434 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £456 £375
% change year-on-year +4.10% +21.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £51.75 -
% change year-on-year -1.44% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2852 3136 4830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2501 3637
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 74
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +8.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, DevOps Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 206 (100.00%) DevOps
2 143 (69.42%) Linux
3 121 (58.74%) Python
4 105 (50.97%) Puppet
5 98 (47.57%) Continuous Integration
6 88 (42.72%) Ansible
7 87 (42.23%) Amazon AWS
8 82 (39.81%) Docker
9 76 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
10 68 (33.01%) Jenkins
11 59 (28.64%) Java
12 48 (23.30%) Ruby
13 46 (22.33%) Perl
13 46 (22.33%) Bash Shell
14 44 (21.36%) Opscode Chef
15 43 (20.87%) Git (software)
16 37 (17.96%) Configuration Management
17 36 (17.48%) Finance
18 35 (16.99%) Unix
19 33 (16.02%) High Availability
20 31 (15.05%) Windows
21 30 (14.56%) AWS CloudFormation
22 29 (14.08%) Continuous Delivery
23 28 (13.59%) VMware
23 28 (13.59%) Banking
23 28 (13.59%) Atlassian
24 27 (13.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 27 (13.11%) Open Source
25 26 (12.62%) PowerShell
25 26 (12.62%) Migration

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 14 (6.80%) Confluence
2 9 (4.37%) IIS
3 8 (3.88%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.40%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.91%) Apache
6 5 (2.43%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.43%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.94%) nginx
8 3 (1.46%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.46%) JBoss
8 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.49%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.49%) Jupyter
Applications
1 2 (0.97%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 87 (42.23%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (14.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 25 (12.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (10.68%) GitHub
5 13 (6.31%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (5.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 9 (4.37%) Amazon EMR
7 9 (4.37%) IaaS
7 9 (4.37%) SaaS
8 8 (3.88%) Amazon S3
9 6 (2.91%) PaaS
10 4 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (1.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (1.46%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.97%) Slack
12 2 (0.97%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.85%) Firewall
2 6 (2.91%) HTTP
2 6 (2.91%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.43%) DNS
3 5 (2.43%) SSL
4 3 (1.46%) Network Security
4 3 (1.46%) SAN
5 2 (0.97%) LDAP
5 2 (0.97%) VPN
5 2 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.49%) Internet
6 1 (0.49%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.71%) Big Data
2 17 (8.25%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (7.28%) Hadoop
4 14 (6.80%) NoSQL
5 11 (5.34%) Apache Hive
6 10 (4.85%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (4.85%) MySQL
7 8 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.88%) SQL Server
8 7 (3.40%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.43%) Redis
10 4 (1.94%) InfluxDB
11 3 (1.46%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.49%) Blockchain
13 1 (0.49%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 68 (33.01%) Jenkins
2 43 (20.87%) Git (software)
3 22 (10.68%) JIRA
4 17 (8.25%) TeamCity
5 10 (4.85%) Bitbucket
6 9 (4.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (4.37%) Maven
7 6 (2.91%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.91%) JUnit
7 6 (2.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (2.43%) MSBuild
8 5 (2.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (2.43%) Subversion
9 4 (1.94%) Hudson
9 4 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.94%) Vagrant
10 3 (1.46%) MSTest
11 2 (0.97%) GitLab
11 2 (0.97%) Gradle
11 2 (0.97%) Selenium
General
1 36 (17.48%) Finance
2 28 (13.59%) Banking
3 13 (6.31%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.43%) Retail
5 3 (1.46%) Marketing
5 3 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.97%) Front Office
6 2 (0.97%) Games
6 2 (0.97%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.85%) Web Services
2 9 (4.37%) .NET
2 9 (4.37%) Kafka
2 9 (4.37%) LAMP
2 9 (4.37%) Node.js
3 7 (3.40%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (3.40%) Middleware
4 4 (1.94%) Spring
5 3 (1.46%) Apache Camel
5 3 (1.46%) REST
5 3 (1.46%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (1.46%) WireMock
5 3 (1.46%) XML
6 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (0.97%) JSON
6 2 (0.97%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.97%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.40%) Public Cloud
2 5 (2.43%) Clustering
3 4 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.94%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.94%) Fintech
4 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.46%) Hedge funds
4 3 (1.46%) PKI
5 2 (0.97%) AS400
5 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.97%) HP Storage
5 2 (0.97%) iSeries
5 2 (0.97%) STB
5 2 (0.97%) User Experience
5 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 143 (69.42%) Linux
2 35 (16.99%) Unix
3 31 (15.05%) Windows
4 27 (13.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (6.31%) CentOS
6 8 (3.88%) Windows Server
7 7 (3.40%) CoreOS
8 6 (2.91%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.94%) RancherOS
11 2 (0.97%) AIX
11 2 (0.97%) Solaris
11 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (100.00%) DevOps
2 98 (47.57%) Continuous Integration
3 76 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (17.96%) Configuration Management
5 33 (16.02%) High Availability
6 29 (14.08%) Continuous Delivery
7 27 (13.11%) Open Source
8 26 (12.62%) Migration
9 24 (11.65%) Continuous Deployment
10 23 (11.17%) E-Commerce
11 18 (8.74%) Data Migration
11 18 (8.74%) Microservices
12 17 (8.25%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (6.80%) Build Automation
14 11 (5.34%) Scrum
15 10 (4.85%) Software Engineering
16 9 (4.37%) Release Management
17 8 (3.88%) TDD
18 7 (3.40%) Automated Testing
18 7 (3.40%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 121 (58.74%) Python
2 59 (28.64%) Java
3 48 (23.30%) Ruby
4 46 (22.33%) Bash Shell
4 46 (22.33%) Perl
5 26 (12.62%) PowerShell
6 17 (8.25%) SQL
7 11 (5.34%) Go
8 9 (4.37%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.91%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.43%) PHP
10 5 (2.43%) Scala
11 4 (1.94%) C
11 4 (1.94%) C#
12 1 (0.49%) Groovy
12 1 (0.49%) Korn
12 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.49%) VBScript
12 1 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (9.22%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.28%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.91%) Degree
3 6 (2.91%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.94%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.49%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.34%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.40%) QA
3 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 82 (39.81%) Docker
2 15 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.43%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.94%) etcd
4 4 (1.94%) flannel
5 3 (1.46%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.46%) vSphere
6 2 (0.97%) Corosync
6 2 (0.97%) GFS2
6 2 (0.97%) GlusterFS
6 2 (0.97%) HDFS
6 2 (0.97%) KVM
6 2 (0.97%) OCFS2
6 2 (0.97%) vCloud
6 2 (0.97%) Xen
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 105 (50.97%) Puppet
2 88 (42.72%) Ansible
3 44 (21.36%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (11.65%) Kubernetes
5 15 (7.28%) Terraform
6 14 (6.80%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (5.34%) Mesos
8 9 (4.37%) Rancher
9 7 (3.40%) Grafana
9 7 (3.40%) Marathon
10 6 (2.91%) logstash
11 5 (2.43%) Nagios
11 5 (2.43%) SELinux
12 4 (1.94%) Cobbler
12 4 (1.94%) Consul
12 4 (1.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 4 (1.94%) Kibana
12 4 (1.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 4 (1.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 3 (1.46%) Salt
Vendors
1 28 (13.59%) Atlassian
1 28 (13.59%) VMware
2 15 (7.28%) Oracle
3 13 (6.31%) Red Hat
4 11 (5.34%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.40%) Splunk
6 5 (2.43%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.94%) Cisco
7 4 (1.94%) HP
7 4 (1.94%) New Relic
8 3 (1.46%) Dell
9 2 (0.97%) 3PAR
9 2 (0.97%) EMC
9 2 (0.97%) Google
9 2 (0.97%) Nuix
9 2 (0.97%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.49%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.49%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.49%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.49%) Solace
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