Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 71 48 48
Rank change year-on-year -23 0 +18
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 61 193 329
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.97% 3.91% 4.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.23% 4.19% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 162 255
Median daily rate £525 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £372 £500 £475
90th Percentile £663 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £575 £575
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 1,887 4,606 6,466
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.91% 93.41% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,416 3,638 5,094
Median daily rate £518 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% - -
10th Percentile £305 £300 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 60 84
Median hourly rate £24.75 £19.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.32% +5.61% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.58 £12.38 £12.83
90th Percentile £46.18 £49.50 £26.85
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +34.18% +5.61% +3.89%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 61 (100.00%) DevOps
2 34 (55.74%) Terraform
3 27 (44.26%) Azure
3 27 (44.26%) AWS
4 22 (36.07%) Kubernetes
5 21 (34.43%) Python
6 19 (31.15%) Linux
6 19 (31.15%) Docker
7 17 (27.87%) Ansible
7 17 (27.87%) Jenkins
8 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (24.59%) Infrastructure as Code
10 14 (22.95%) Java
11 12 (19.67%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (18.03%) Puppet
12 11 (18.03%) Serverless
13 10 (16.39%) GCP
13 10 (16.39%) Configuration Management
14 9 (14.75%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
14 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
14 9 (14.75%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (14.75%) Deployment Automation
15 8 (13.11%) Azure Functions
15 8 (13.11%) Microservices
15 8 (13.11%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (13.11%) Go
15 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
15 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (13.11%) PaaS

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 4 (6.56%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.64%) Apache
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.64%) CMS
3 1 (1.64%) IIS
3 1 (1.64%) JBoss
3 1 (1.64%) Liferay
3 1 (1.64%) nginx
3 1 (1.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (44.26%) AWS
1 27 (44.26%) Azure
2 11 (18.03%) Serverless
3 10 (16.39%) GCP
4 8 (13.11%) Azure Functions
4 8 (13.11%) PaaS
5 7 (11.48%) Amazon S3
6 6 (9.84%) GitHub
7 5 (8.20%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (8.20%) Logic Apps
7 5 (8.20%) Power Platform
8 4 (6.56%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (6.56%) Datadog
8 4 (6.56%) IaaS
8 4 (6.56%) npm
8 4 (6.56%) PowerApps
8 4 (6.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (4.92%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (4.92%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (4.92%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) DNS
2 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.64%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.64%) Firewall
3 1 (1.64%) H.323
3 1 (1.64%) HTTP
3 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.64%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.64%) MGCP
3 1 (1.64%) Network Security
3 1 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.64%) SAN
3 1 (1.64%) SMTP
3 1 (1.64%) SNMP
3 1 (1.64%) Sourcefire
3 1 (1.64%) VoIP
3 1 (1.64%) VPN
3 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.56%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (6.56%) Cosmos DB
3 4 (6.56%) MySQL
3 4 (6.56%) OLTP
4 2 (3.28%) BigQuery
4 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.28%) Redis
4 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.64%) Big Data
5 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.64%) Sqoop
5 1 (1.64%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (27.87%) Jenkins
2 9 (14.75%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.20%) Bitbucket
4 5 (8.20%) TeamCity
5 4 (6.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (4.92%) Artifactory
6 3 (4.92%) Gerrit
6 3 (4.92%) GitLab
6 3 (4.92%) Gradle
6 3 (4.92%) Maven
7 2 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.28%) Selenium
7 2 (3.28%) Snyk
7 2 (3.28%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.64%) Chocolatey
8 1 (1.64%) GoCD
8 1 (1.64%) Liquibase
8 1 (1.64%) MLflow
8 1 (1.64%) Terragrunt
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Banking
2 6 (9.84%) Retail
3 4 (6.56%) Public Sector
3 4 (6.56%) Retail Finance
4 2 (3.28%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Automotive
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (6.56%) Node.js
3 3 (4.92%) .NET
4 2 (3.28%) JSON
4 2 (3.28%) LAMP
4 2 (3.28%) LDAP
4 2 (3.28%) Web Services
4 2 (3.28%) XML
5 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.64%) CSS
5 1 (1.64%) HTML
5 1 (1.64%) Kafka
5 1 (1.64%) Laravel
5 1 (1.64%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.64%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.64%) OAuth
5 1 (1.64%) OAuth2
5 1 (1.64%) REST
5 1 (1.64%) Velocity
5 1 (1.64%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.28%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Blog
3 1 (1.64%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.64%) Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.15%) Linux
2 5 (8.20%) Windows
3 4 (6.56%) CentOS
4 3 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.92%) Unix
5 2 (3.28%) Debian
5 2 (3.28%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) DevOps
2 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (24.59%) Infrastructure as Code
4 10 (16.39%) Configuration Management
5 9 (14.75%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (14.75%) Deployment Automation
6 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (13.11%) Microservices
6 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
7 7 (11.48%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 6 (9.84%) TDD
9 5 (8.20%) High Availability
9 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.56%) Analytics
10 4 (6.56%) Load Balancing
10 4 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (4.92%) Migration
11 3 (4.92%) OO
11 3 (4.92%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (34.43%) Python
2 14 (22.95%) Java
3 8 (13.11%) Bash Shell
3 8 (13.11%) Go
3 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
4 7 (11.48%) Ruby
4 7 (11.48%) SQL
5 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.20%) C#
7 4 (6.56%) C++
8 3 (4.92%) C
9 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.28%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.64%) Perl
10 1 (1.64%) PHP
10 1 (1.64%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
1 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.92%) AWS Certification
3 2 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.64%) CCNA
4 1 (1.64%) CCNP
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 19 (31.15%) Docker
2 3 (4.92%) Ceph
2 3 (4.92%) NFS
3 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.64%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (55.74%) Terraform
2 22 (36.07%) Kubernetes
3 17 (27.87%) Ansible
4 12 (19.67%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (18.03%) Puppet
6 5 (8.20%) Salt
7 3 (4.92%) Grafana
7 3 (4.92%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (4.92%) Mesos
7 3 (4.92%) Prometheus
8 2 (3.28%) Consul
8 2 (3.28%) HP Fortify
9 1 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (1.64%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (1.64%) Kibana
9 1 (1.64%) Kubeflow
9 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (1.64%) Nagios
9 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) VMware
3 3 (4.92%) Google
3 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.28%) Databricks
4 2 (3.28%) New Relic
4 2 (3.28%) Splunk
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco
5 1 (1.64%) ExtraHop
5 1 (1.64%) F5
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle
5 1 (1.64%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.64%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds