Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 69 121
Rank change year-on-year +2 +52 +72
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 257 206 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.63% 3.37% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.86% 3.53% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 180 96
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.79% -
10th Percentile £425 £413 £375
90th Percentile £675 £675 £588
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £475
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -5.00%
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 6,665 5,842 6,743
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.23% 95.52% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,297 4,638 5,316
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +2.97%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 65 100
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.44 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.52% -12.78% +17.62%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.81 £11.95
90th Percentile £31.00 £53.05 £41.30
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.47% -12.82% +18.18%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -2 1 £450 -
DevOps Engineer
Central London

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 257 (100.00%) DevOps
2 139 (54.09%) Ansible
3 126 (49.03%) Amazon AWS
4 123 (47.86%) Docker
5 110 (42.80%) Jenkins
6 103 (40.08%) Python
7 95 (36.96%) Linux
8 84 (32.68%) Puppet
9 83 (32.30%) Continuous Integration
10 79 (30.74%) Opscode Chef
11 73 (28.40%) Terraform
12 71 (27.63%) Kubernetes
13 70 (27.24%) Git (software)
14 68 (26.46%) Agile Software Development
15 67 (26.07%) Java
16 66 (25.68%) Finance
16 66 (25.68%) Ruby
17 62 (24.12%) Configuration Management
18 58 (22.57%) Bash Shell
19 50 (19.46%) Unix
20 47 (18.29%) Windows
21 44 (17.12%) Banking
21 44 (17.12%) Microsoft Azure
22 41 (15.95%) TeamCity
23 40 (15.56%) Maven
24 33 (12.84%) JIRA
25 32 (12.45%) Continuous Delivery
26 31 (12.06%) Sonatype Nexus
27 30 (11.67%) JavaScript
28 29 (11.28%) PowerShell

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 17 (6.61%) Cloud Foundry
1 17 (6.61%) nginx
2 12 (4.67%) Confluence
3 11 (4.28%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (4.28%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.89%) Apache Spark
4 10 (3.89%) JBoss
5 9 (3.50%) Apache
6 8 (3.11%) OpenStack
7 6 (2.33%) IIS
8 3 (1.17%) Jetty
8 3 (1.17%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.39%) Tornado
10 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 6 (2.33%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.39%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 126 (49.03%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (17.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (11.28%) AWS CloudFormation
4 22 (8.56%) PaaS
5 18 (7.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (6.23%) GitHub
7 15 (5.84%) npm
8 12 (4.67%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (4.67%) IaaS
9 10 (3.89%) OpenShift
10 9 (3.50%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (3.50%) Serverless
10 9 (3.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (3.11%) Route 53
12 5 (1.95%) Amazon S3
13 4 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (1.56%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (1.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (1.17%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.34%) Firewall
2 8 (3.11%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.95%) HTTP
4 4 (1.56%) Internet
4 4 (1.56%) SSL
5 3 (1.17%) DNS
5 3 (1.17%) Kerberos
5 3 (1.17%) Network Security
5 3 (1.17%) VPN
6 2 (0.78%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.39%) DHCP
7 1 (0.39%) IMAP
7 1 (0.39%) IPsec
7 1 (0.39%) LAN
7 1 (0.39%) SAN
7 1 (0.39%) SMTP
7 1 (0.39%) SSH
7 1 (0.39%) VoIP
7 1 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.45%) Big Data
2 13 (5.06%) NoSQL
3 9 (3.50%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (3.50%) MongoDB
3 9 (3.50%) Redis
4 7 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (2.72%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.72%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (2.33%) Apache Hive
6 5 (1.95%) MySQL
7 4 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.56%) OLTP
7 4 (1.56%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.17%) Impala
8 3 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.78%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.39%) HBase
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 110 (42.80%) Jenkins
2 70 (27.24%) Git (software)
3 41 (15.95%) TeamCity
4 40 (15.56%) Maven
5 33 (12.84%) JIRA
6 31 (12.06%) Sonatype Nexus
7 21 (8.17%) Selenium
8 20 (7.78%) Octopus Deploy
9 18 (7.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (5.45%) Subversion
11 12 (4.67%) Cucumber
12 11 (4.28%) SonarQube
13 10 (3.89%) Liquibase
14 9 (3.50%) Gerrit
14 9 (3.50%) Vagrant
15 8 (3.11%) Artifactory
15 8 (3.11%) IBM UrbanCode
16 7 (2.72%) Bitbucket
16 7 (2.72%) Visual Studio
16 7 (2.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 66 (25.68%) Finance
2 44 (17.12%) Banking
3 17 (6.61%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.11%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.95%) Retail
6 2 (0.78%) Law
6 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.39%) French Language
7 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Publishing
7 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.28%) Node.js
2 24 (9.34%) Web Services
3 20 (7.78%) .NET
4 16 (6.23%) React
5 13 (5.06%) Kafka
6 12 (4.67%) Elastic Stack
6 12 (4.67%) Spring
7 11 (4.28%) RESTful
8 10 (3.89%) Spring MVC
9 8 (3.11%) LDAP
10 7 (2.72%) J2EE
11 6 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (1.95%) Sensu
13 4 (1.56%) JSON
13 4 (1.56%) LEMP Stack
13 4 (1.56%) Middleware
14 3 (1.17%) Java EE
14 3 (1.17%) REST
14 3 (1.17%) XML
15 2 (0.78%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.61%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (5.45%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (3.50%) iPad
4 8 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.33%) Fintech
6 5 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.95%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.56%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.17%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.78%) PKI
10 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.39%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.39%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.39%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.39%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.39%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.39%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 95 (36.96%) Linux
2 50 (19.46%) Unix
3 47 (18.29%) Windows
4 26 (10.12%) Windows Server
5 14 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (5.06%) CentOS
7 12 (4.67%) Ubuntu
8 11 (4.28%) Debian
9 5 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.56%) Solaris
11 3 (1.17%) DC/OS
11 3 (1.17%) VMS
12 1 (0.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (100.00%) DevOps
2 83 (32.30%) Continuous Integration
3 68 (26.46%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (24.12%) Configuration Management
5 32 (12.45%) Continuous Delivery
6 23 (8.95%) Release Management
7 21 (8.17%) Test Automation
8 14 (5.45%) Software Engineering
9 13 (5.06%) Open Source
10 12 (4.67%) BDD
10 12 (4.67%) Continuous Deployment
10 12 (4.67%) E-Commerce
10 12 (4.67%) MVC
10 12 (4.67%) Workflow
11 11 (4.28%) Migration
12 10 (3.89%) Microservices
13 9 (3.50%) Analytics
14 7 (2.72%) Immutable Infrastructure
14 7 (2.72%) Memory Management
15 5 (1.95%) Cloud Operations
Programming Languages
1 103 (40.08%) Python
2 67 (26.07%) Java
3 66 (25.68%) Ruby
4 58 (22.57%) Bash Shell
5 30 (11.67%) JavaScript
6 29 (11.28%) PowerShell
7 22 (8.56%) SQL
8 19 (7.39%) C#
9 18 (7.00%) Perl
10 15 (5.84%) Groovy
11 7 (2.72%) C++
11 7 (2.72%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.17%) ES6
12 3 (1.17%) Go
13 2 (0.78%) C
13 2 (0.78%) PHP
13 2 (0.78%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.39%) Scala
14 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (2.33%) Degree
2 5 (1.95%) AWS Certification
2 5 (1.95%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.00%) QA
2 10 (3.89%) GCP
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 123 (47.86%) Docker
2 7 (2.72%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.33%) vCloud
4 3 (1.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.78%) Firmware
5 2 (0.78%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.39%) etcd
6 1 (0.39%) HDFS
6 1 (0.39%) KVM
6 1 (0.39%) LXC
6 1 (0.39%) Varnish
6 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 139 (54.09%) Ansible
2 84 (32.68%) Puppet
3 79 (30.74%) Opscode Chef
4 73 (28.40%) Terraform
5 71 (27.63%) Kubernetes
6 15 (5.84%) Docker Swarm
7 12 (4.67%) Nagios
8 10 (3.89%) Kibana
9 9 (3.50%) Prometheus
9 9 (3.50%) Salt
10 7 (2.72%) Packer
11 5 (1.95%) Grafana
11 5 (1.95%) ITRS Geneos
12 4 (1.56%) logstash
12 4 (1.56%) Mesos
13 3 (1.17%) Consul
13 3 (1.17%) HAProxy
13 3 (1.17%) Oozie
13 3 (1.17%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.78%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 25 (9.73%) Red Hat
2 24 (9.34%) Splunk
3 15 (5.84%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.45%) Google
5 12 (4.67%) AppDynamics
6 10 (3.89%) New Relic
7 8 (3.11%) SaltStack
8 5 (1.95%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.95%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.95%) Oracle
8 5 (1.95%) Tableau
9 4 (1.56%) Facebook
9 4 (1.56%) VMware
10 3 (1.17%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.17%) F5
11 2 (0.78%) IBM
11 2 (0.78%) Sonatype
11 2 (0.78%) Sybase
11 2 (0.78%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.39%) Black Duck