Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 48 56
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 +13
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 146 291 313
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.33% 4.37% 4.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.69% 4.66% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 248 269
Median daily rate £575 £565 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.73% +4.76%
10th Percentile £461 £450 £436
90th Percentile £650 £658 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 -
% change year-on-year -50.00% - -

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 2,564 6,242 6,734
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.58% 93.71% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,834 4,835 5,318
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +0.50%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 74 117
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £55.68 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +10.52%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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.

1 146 (100.00%) DevOps
2 97 (66.44%) Kubernetes
3 86 (58.90%) Terraform
4 72 (49.32%) Docker
5 71 (48.63%) Ansible
6 69 (47.26%) Python
7 66 (45.21%) Jenkins
8 63 (43.15%) AWS
9 51 (34.93%) Azure
10 48 (32.88%) Infrastructure as Code
11 45 (30.82%) Linux
12 40 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (26.03%) Java
14 33 (22.60%) Finance
15 29 (19.86%) Security Cleared
16 27 (18.49%) Git (software)
17 26 (17.81%) GCP
18 22 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (13.70%) Public Sector
19 20 (13.70%) SC Cleared
19 20 (13.70%) PowerShell
19 20 (13.70%) Amazon EC2
20 19 (13.01%) Puppet
20 19 (13.01%) JIRA
21 18 (12.33%) Bash Shell
21 18 (12.33%) Fintech
22 16 (10.96%) Packer
22 16 (10.96%) Confluence
23 14 (9.59%) Microservices
23 14 (9.59%) Configuration Management

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 16 (10.96%) Confluence
2 8 (5.48%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.05%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.37%) nginx
6 1 (0.68%) CMS
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 63 (43.15%) AWS
2 51 (34.93%) Azure
3 26 (17.81%) GCP
4 20 (13.70%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (8.90%) Amazon EKS
6 11 (7.53%) Serverless
7 10 (6.85%) Amazon ECS
7 10 (6.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (6.85%) OpenShift
8 9 (6.16%) GitHub
9 8 (5.48%) Amazon S3
9 8 (5.48%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (5.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (4.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (4.11%) Route 53
12 5 (3.42%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (2.05%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (2.05%) npm
13 3 (2.05%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.05%) DNS
1 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.37%) HTTP
2 2 (1.37%) VPN
3 1 (0.68%) Firewall
3 1 (0.68%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) Intranet
3 1 (0.68%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.53%) Big Data
2 7 (4.79%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (4.79%) MySQL
3 6 (4.11%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.42%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.42%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.05%) Amazon Aurora
6 3 (2.05%) Power BI
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.68%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.68%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.68%) Impala
7 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.68%) Presto
7 1 (0.68%) Redis
7 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 66 (45.21%) Jenkins
2 27 (18.49%) Git (software)
3 19 (13.01%) JIRA
4 10 (6.85%) TeamCity
5 9 (6.16%) GitLab
6 7 (4.79%) Bitbucket
7 6 (4.11%) Maven
8 5 (3.42%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (3.42%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (2.74%) Bitbucket Server
9 4 (2.74%) JUnit
9 4 (2.74%) SonarQube
10 3 (2.05%) Ant
10 3 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.05%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (1.37%) Gradle
11 2 (1.37%) Liquibase
11 2 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (22.60%) Finance
2 20 (13.70%) Public Sector
3 9 (6.16%) Banking
4 8 (5.48%) Retail
5 6 (4.11%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.11%) Games
6 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.05%) Electronics
7 3 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.05%) Marketing
8 2 (1.37%) Front Office
9 1 (0.68%) Advertising
9 1 (0.68%) Back Office
9 1 (0.68%) Law
9 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.90%) Node.js
2 10 (6.85%) .NET
3 9 (6.16%) Kafka
4 8 (5.48%) RESTful
5 7 (4.79%) Web Services
6 6 (4.11%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (3.42%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (2.05%) Celery
8 3 (2.05%) LDAP
8 3 (2.05%) React
9 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.37%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.37%) REST
9 2 (1.37%) RxJava
9 2 (1.37%) Spring
9 2 (1.37%) Spring Boot
9 2 (1.37%) Vert.x
10 1 (0.68%) .NET Core
10 1 (0.68%) Anaconda
10 1 (0.68%) AWS Amplify
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.53%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (2.74%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.05%) Blog
3 3 (2.05%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.37%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.37%) Cloud Native
4 2 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) iPad
5 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (30.82%) Linux
2 13 (8.90%) Unix
3 5 (3.42%) Windows
4 3 (2.05%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.37%) CentOS
5 2 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (100.00%) DevOps
2 48 (32.88%) Infrastructure as Code
3 40 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (12.33%) Fintech
6 14 (9.59%) Configuration Management
6 14 (9.59%) Microservices
7 8 (5.48%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (5.48%) Software Engineering
8 6 (4.11%) Artificial Intelligence
8 6 (4.11%) Open Source
8 6 (4.11%) Scrum
8 6 (4.11%) Test Automation
9 5 (3.42%) Analytics
9 5 (3.42%) ETL
9 5 (3.42%) Migration
10 4 (2.74%) BDD
10 4 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (2.74%) Identity Management
10 4 (2.74%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 69 (47.26%) Python
2 38 (26.03%) Java
3 20 (13.70%) PowerShell
4 18 (12.33%) Bash Shell
5 11 (7.53%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.85%) SQL
7 8 (5.48%) Go
8 6 (4.11%) Groovy
9 5 (3.42%) C#
9 5 (3.42%) Ruby
10 4 (2.74%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.37%) C
11 2 (1.37%) C++
11 2 (1.37%) R
12 1 (0.68%) Scala
12 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (19.86%) Security Cleared
2 20 (13.70%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.42%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.37%) Degree
6 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) MCSA
6 1 (0.68%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 72 (49.32%) Docker
2 3 (2.05%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.37%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.37%) HDFS
3 2 (1.37%) zsh
Systems Management
1 97 (66.44%) Kubernetes
2 86 (58.90%) Terraform
3 71 (48.63%) Ansible
4 19 (13.01%) Puppet
5 16 (10.96%) Packer
6 14 (9.59%) Istio
7 11 (7.53%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (4.79%) Grafana
8 7 (4.79%) Prometheus
8 7 (4.79%) Rancher
9 4 (2.74%) Kibana
9 4 (2.74%) logstash
10 2 (1.37%) Consul
10 2 (1.37%) Kubeflow
10 2 (1.37%) Salt
10 2 (1.37%) SCOM
11 1 (0.68%) Marathon
11 1 (0.68%) Mesos
11 1 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (7.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.48%) Google
3 4 (2.74%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.74%) Cloudera
4 3 (2.05%) New Relic
4 3 (2.05%) SaltStack
4 3 (2.05%) SAP
4 3 (2.05%) Splunk
4 3 (2.05%) Tableau
5 2 (1.37%) NetApp
5 2 (1.37%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.37%) VMware
6 1 (0.68%) Axway
6 1 (0.68%) Cadence
6 1 (0.68%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.68%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.68%) Lets Encrypt
6 1 (0.68%) Murex
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle
6 1 (0.68%) Sybase