Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 2019.

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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 52 67
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15 +30
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 279 308 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.35% 4.47% 3.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.64% 4.72% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 261 166
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £454 £436 £427
90th Percentile £650 £660 £625
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate £70.00 - -

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 6,014 6,526 5,967
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.81% 94.70% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,656 5,148 4,585
City of London median daily rate £520 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 110 70
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +7.56% -11.95%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.45 £12.52
90th Percentile £56.50 £35.45 £30.07
Central London median hourly rate £20.82 £18.70 £16.96
% change year-on-year +11.35% +10.26% -15.17%

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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 2019. 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 -7 34 £525 +16.67%
Moorgate - 24 £550 -
DevOps Engineer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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.

1 279 (100.00%) DevOps
2 137 (49.10%) Docker
3 134 (48.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 132 (47.31%) Amazon AWS
4 132 (47.31%) Terraform
5 130 (46.59%) Kubernetes
6 119 (42.65%) Linux
7 97 (34.77%) Ansible
8 93 (33.33%) Python
9 86 (30.82%) Jenkins
10 63 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (22.58%) PowerShell
11 60 (21.51%) Finance
12 56 (20.07%) Microservices
13 54 (19.35%) Puppet
14 52 (18.64%) Java
15 46 (16.49%) Infrastructure as Code
15 46 (16.49%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (15.41%) Bash Shell
17 39 (13.98%) Configuration Management
17 39 (13.98%) Opscode Chef
18 37 (13.26%) Google Cloud Platform
18 37 (13.26%) SQL
18 37 (13.26%) Visual Studio Team System
19 36 (12.90%) Windows
20 34 (12.19%) Serverless
21 33 (11.83%) Git (software)
22 32 (11.47%) Unix
22 32 (11.47%) Greenfield Project
23 31 (11.11%) Fintech

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 20 (7.17%) Confluence
2 12 (4.30%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.58%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.15%) nginx
5 5 (1.79%) Apache
5 5 (1.79%) IIS
6 2 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.72%) DataSynapse
6 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.36%) CMS
7 1 (0.36%) Drupal
7 1 (0.36%) Jetty
7 1 (0.36%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 134 (48.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (47.31%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (13.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 34 (12.19%) Serverless
5 28 (10.04%) Amazon ECS
6 27 (9.68%) AWS Lambda
7 25 (8.96%) GitHub
8 22 (7.89%) Amazon S3
9 21 (7.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (7.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 20 (7.17%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (7.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (6.81%) PaaS
12 17 (6.09%) Route 53
13 16 (5.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (3.23%) CloudFront
14 9 (3.23%) IaaS
15 8 (2.87%) OpenShift
16 7 (2.51%) Amazon EKS
17 6 (2.15%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.23%) Firewall
2 8 (2.87%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.51%) DNS
4 5 (1.79%) HTTP
4 5 (1.79%) VPN
5 3 (1.08%) BGP
5 3 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.08%) DHCP
5 3 (1.08%) OSPF
5 3 (1.08%) Wireless
6 2 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.72%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.72%) FTP
6 2 (0.72%) Internet
6 2 (0.72%) IPsec
6 2 (0.72%) Multicast
6 2 (0.72%) SSL
6 2 (0.72%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 18 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (6.09%) Big Data
5 10 (3.58%) Hadoop
5 10 (3.58%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.23%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (2.87%) MySQL
8 6 (2.15%) Redis
9 4 (1.43%) Amazon Aurora
9 4 (1.43%) BigQuery
10 3 (1.08%) InfluxDB
10 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.08%) Power BI
10 3 (1.08%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 86 (30.82%) Jenkins
2 37 (13.26%) Visual Studio Team System
3 33 (11.83%) Git (software)
4 28 (10.04%) JIRA
5 24 (8.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (6.45%) TeamCity
7 14 (5.02%) Maven
8 12 (4.30%) Sonatype Nexus
9 11 (3.94%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (2.87%) Gradle
12 6 (2.15%) MSBuild
13 5 (1.79%) Artifactory
13 5 (1.79%) Selenium
13 5 (1.79%) Vagrant
14 4 (1.43%) Subversion
14 4 (1.43%) Travis CI
14 4 (1.43%) Visual Studio
15 3 (1.08%) CircleCI
15 3 (1.08%) GoCD
General
1 60 (21.51%) Finance
2 20 (7.17%) Banking
3 10 (3.58%) Law
4 7 (2.51%) Games
5 6 (2.15%) Retail
6 5 (1.79%) Front Office
7 4 (1.43%) Publishing
8 3 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.08%) Marketing
8 3 (1.08%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.11%) JSON
2 22 (7.89%) Node.js
3 17 (6.09%) Kafka
4 13 (4.66%) Web Services
5 10 (3.58%) .NET
5 10 (3.58%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (3.23%) OAuth
6 9 (3.23%) OAuth2
7 6 (2.15%) YAML
8 5 (1.79%) Spring Boot
8 5 (1.79%) X-Windows
9 4 (1.43%) OpenID
9 4 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (1.08%) Middleware
10 3 (1.08%) Redux
10 3 (1.08%) Regular Expression
10 3 (1.08%) RESTful
10 3 (1.08%) Sensu
11 2 (0.72%) GraphQL
11 2 (0.72%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.47%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (6.09%) Cloud Native
3 10 (3.58%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.23%) iPad
5 6 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (1.79%) Analytical Mindset
6 5 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.79%) PKI
6 5 (1.79%) Social Media
7 3 (1.08%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.08%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.72%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.72%) User Experience
8 2 (0.72%) Wiki
9 1 (0.36%) Clustering
9 1 (0.36%) Robotics
9 1 (0.36%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.36%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 119 (42.65%) Linux
2 36 (12.90%) Windows
3 32 (11.47%) Unix
4 12 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.87%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.51%) CentOS
7 4 (1.43%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.72%) Android
8 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.72%) Debian
9 1 (0.36%) Fedora
9 1 (0.36%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.36%) Solaris
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (100.00%) DevOps
2 63 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (20.07%) Microservices
4 46 (16.49%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (16.49%) Infrastructure as Code
5 39 (13.98%) Configuration Management
6 31 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 31 (11.11%) Fintech
7 30 (10.75%) Continuous Delivery
8 27 (9.68%) Migration
9 22 (7.89%) Deployment Automation
10 21 (7.53%) Test Automation
11 16 (5.73%) Continuous Deployment
12 15 (5.38%) Open Source
13 12 (4.30%) Data Science
13 12 (4.30%) Machine Learning
14 9 (3.23%) Mentoring
15 8 (2.87%) Scrum
16 7 (2.51%) Computer Science
16 7 (2.51%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 93 (33.33%) Python
2 63 (22.58%) PowerShell
3 52 (18.64%) Java
4 43 (15.41%) Bash Shell
5 37 (13.26%) SQL
6 19 (6.81%) Go
7 18 (6.45%) Ruby
8 15 (5.38%) C#
9 11 (3.94%) JavaScript
10 10 (3.58%) Groovy
10 10 (3.58%) Scala
11 6 (2.15%) Perl
12 4 (1.43%) PHP
13 3 (1.08%) C++
13 3 (1.08%) Java 8
13 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.72%) XAML
15 1 (0.36%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (3.94%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.58%) AWS Certification
3 9 (3.23%) Degree
3 9 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.79%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.08%) MCSA
5 3 (1.08%) MCSE
5 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.72%) CCIE
6 2 (0.72%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.72%) RHCE
7 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 137 (49.10%) Docker
2 10 (3.58%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.08%) Varnish
5 1 (0.36%) etcd
5 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.36%) KVM
5 1 (0.36%) LXC
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.36%) Xen
5 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 132 (47.31%) Terraform
2 130 (46.59%) Kubernetes
3 97 (34.77%) Ansible
4 54 (19.35%) Puppet
5 39 (13.98%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (4.30%) Mesos
7 10 (3.58%) Consul
8 9 (3.23%) Marathon
9 8 (2.87%) Grafana
9 8 (2.87%) Kibana
9 8 (2.87%) Packer
10 6 (2.15%) logstash
11 5 (1.79%) Graphite
11 5 (1.79%) ZABBIX
12 4 (1.43%) HAProxy
12 4 (1.43%) Prometheus
13 3 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (1.08%) Fluentd
13 3 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
13 3 (1.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (8.60%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.81%) Splunk
3 17 (6.09%) Google
4 16 (5.73%) Atlassian
5 7 (2.51%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.15%) Oracle
6 6 (2.15%) Perforce
7 5 (1.79%) Databricks
7 5 (1.79%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.43%) Ping Identity
8 4 (1.43%) SaltStack
9 3 (1.08%) BMC
9 3 (1.08%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.08%) Cisco
9 3 (1.08%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.08%) Remedy
9 3 (1.08%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.08%) Tableau
10 2 (0.72%) F5
10 2 (0.72%) Riverbed