Period
to 9 May 2021

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 82 43 54
Rank change year-on-year -39 +11 -3
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 66 155 278
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.44% 4.46% 4.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 4.76% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 129 222
10th Percentile £398 £500 £464
25th Percentile £450 £513 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £575 £575
Median % change year-on-year -8.74% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £625
90th Percentile £688 £675 £673
Central London median daily rate £525 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -8.78% +4.55% -

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 2,540 3,257 6,150
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.93% 93.67% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,863 2,454 4,781
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £415
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 54 59
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.50 £14.53 £13.88
Median hourly rate £17.98 £23.37 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -23.08% +19.83% +4.28%
75th Percentile £28.00 £38.66 £28.96
90th Percentile £39.55 £51.95 £43.37
Central London median hourly rate £17.98 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -14.40% +5.00% +6.95%

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 9 May 2021.

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 9 May 2021, 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 66 (100.00%) DevOps
2 37 (56.06%) Terraform
3 30 (45.45%) Docker
3 30 (45.45%) Kubernetes
4 25 (37.88%) Azure
5 22 (33.33%) AWS
5 22 (33.33%) Python
6 19 (28.79%) Jenkins
7 18 (27.27%) Java
7 18 (27.27%) Linux
7 18 (27.27%) Ansible
8 14 (21.21%) Infrastructure as Code
9 12 (18.18%) Git (software)
10 10 (15.15%) Test Automation
10 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
10 10 (15.15%) High Availability
10 10 (15.15%) Configuration Management
10 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (15.15%) GCP
11 9 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (13.64%) Microservices
11 9 (13.64%) Deployment Automation
11 9 (13.64%) Serverless
11 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
11 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (12.12%) Bash Shell
12 8 (12.12%) Puppet
12 8 (12.12%) Windows
12 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
12 8 (12.12%) Go

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 3 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.52%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.52%) Confluence
3 1 (1.52%) uWSGI
Cloud Services
1 25 (37.88%) Azure
2 22 (33.33%) AWS
3 10 (15.15%) GCP
4 9 (13.64%) Serverless
5 6 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (9.09%) GitHub
5 6 (9.09%) IaaS
6 5 (7.58%) Amazon S3
6 5 (7.58%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (7.58%) OpenShift
6 5 (7.58%) PaaS
7 4 (6.06%) Amazon ECS
7 4 (6.06%) Azure Key Vault
7 4 (6.06%) Azure Logic Apps
7 4 (6.06%) Azure Storage
7 4 (6.06%) Power Platform
7 4 (6.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (4.55%) Azure Service Bus
8 3 (4.55%) Power Automate
8 3 (4.55%) PowerApps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (4.55%) OLTP
3 2 (3.03%) BigQuery
3 2 (3.03%) Redis
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.52%) Big Data
4 1 (1.52%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.52%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.52%) Power BI
4 1 (1.52%) Spark SQL
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.52%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 19 (28.79%) Jenkins
2 12 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 6 (9.09%) GitLab
4 5 (7.58%) JIRA
5 4 (6.06%) Bitbucket
5 4 (6.06%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (4.55%) Artifactory
6 3 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (4.55%) Gerrit
6 3 (4.55%) Selenium
6 3 (4.55%) Snyk
6 3 (4.55%) SonarQube
7 2 (3.03%) Gradle
7 2 (3.03%) Maven
8 1 (1.52%) CircleCI
8 1 (1.52%) Hudson
8 1 (1.52%) PyUnit
8 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.52%) Terragrunt
8 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (10.61%) Banking
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
1 7 (10.61%) Social Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
2 3 (4.55%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.03%) Law
3 2 (3.03%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (7.58%) Web Services
3 3 (4.55%) .NET
3 3 (4.55%) JSON
3 3 (4.55%) Node.js
3 3 (4.55%) XML
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Beam
4 1 (1.52%) Celery
4 1 (1.52%) Django
4 1 (1.52%) GraphX
4 1 (1.52%) Kafka
4 1 (1.52%) Lambda Expressions
4 1 (1.52%) LAMP
4 1 (1.52%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.03%) Fixed Income
2 2 (3.03%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.52%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.52%) CMDB
3 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.27%) Linux
2 8 (12.12%) Windows
3 5 (7.58%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.03%) CentOS
6 1 (1.52%) Debian
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.52%) Unix
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (100.00%) DevOps
2 14 (21.21%) Infrastructure as Code
3 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (15.15%) Configuration Management
3 10 (15.15%) High Availability
3 10 (15.15%) Test Automation
4 9 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (13.64%) Deployment Automation
4 9 (13.64%) Microservices
5 7 (10.61%) Migration
5 7 (10.61%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.06%) Load Balancing
8 4 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (6.06%) Scrum
8 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (4.55%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.33%) Python
2 18 (27.27%) Java
3 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
4 8 (12.12%) Bash Shell
4 8 (12.12%) Go
5 7 (10.61%) Ruby
6 5 (7.58%) C#
7 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.06%) SQL
8 3 (4.55%) C
8 3 (4.55%) C++
8 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.03%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.52%) AWK
10 1 (1.52%) Java 8
10 1 (1.52%) sed
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) AWS Certification
3 2 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.03%) MCSE
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 30 (45.45%) Docker
2 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.55%) Ceph
3 3 (4.55%) NFS
3 3 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.52%) HDFS
5 1 (1.52%) vCloud
5 1 (1.52%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 37 (56.06%) Terraform
2 30 (45.45%) Kubernetes
3 18 (27.27%) Ansible
4 8 (12.12%) Puppet
5 7 (10.61%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (6.06%) Grafana
6 4 (6.06%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (4.55%) HP Fortify
7 3 (4.55%) Mesos
7 3 (4.55%) Prometheus
7 3 (4.55%) Salt
8 2 (3.03%) Consul
8 2 (3.03%) SCOM
9 1 (1.52%) Ambari
9 1 (1.52%) Icinga
9 1 (1.52%) logstash
9 1 (1.52%) Rancher
9 1 (1.52%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.06%) VMware
3 3 (4.55%) Google
4 2 (3.03%) Databricks
4 2 (3.03%) Juniper
5 1 (1.52%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.52%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.52%) New Relic
5 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.52%) SaltStack