Period
to 24 September 2021

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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 98 43 54
Rank change year-on-year -55 +11 0
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 83 81 263
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.27% 4.55% 4.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 4.91% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 73 221
10th Percentile £463 £363 £425
25th Percentile £497 £460 £502
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £631
90th Percentile £706 £685 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +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 3,403 1,649 5,888
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.88% 92.54% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,537 1,225 4,656
10th Percentile £358 £313 £316
25th Percentile £453 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £505 £513
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% -1.46% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £503 £500
% change year-on-year +9.45% +0.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 29 72
10th Percentile £12.63 £14.15 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £20.00 £12.70
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -23.61% +94.59% -1.07%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.00 £23.07
90th Percentile £62.35 £53.30 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £26.50 £35.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -25.35% +82.05% +4.28%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 83 (100.00%) DevOps
2 53 (63.86%) Terraform
3 43 (51.81%) AWS
4 40 (48.19%) Docker
5 36 (43.37%) Kubernetes
6 30 (36.14%) Azure
7 26 (31.33%) Jenkins
8 24 (28.92%) Ansible
8 24 (28.92%) Python
9 23 (27.71%) Infrastructure as Code
10 22 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (25.30%) Git (software)
12 20 (24.10%) Linux
13 19 (22.89%) Java
14 12 (14.46%) Finance
14 12 (14.46%) PowerShell
14 12 (14.46%) Maven
15 11 (13.25%) JIRA
15 11 (13.25%) Cucumber
15 11 (13.25%) Microsoft
15 11 (13.25%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (13.25%) Puppet
16 10 (12.05%) GitHub
16 10 (12.05%) Elasticsearch
16 10 (12.05%) Serverless
16 10 (12.05%) Spring
17 9 (10.84%) Bash Shell
17 9 (10.84%) Amazon EC2
17 9 (10.84%) Test Automation
17 9 (10.84%) Vert.x

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 10 (12.05%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (6.02%) Confluence
3 4 (4.82%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.41%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.20%) CMS
5 1 (1.20%) GeoServer
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.20%) uWSGI
5 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 43 (51.81%) AWS
2 30 (36.14%) Azure
3 11 (13.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (12.05%) GitHub
4 10 (12.05%) Serverless
5 9 (10.84%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (10.84%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (9.64%) Amazon ECS
6 8 (9.64%) SaaS
7 7 (8.43%) PaaS
8 6 (7.23%) Amazon EKS
9 5 (6.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (4.82%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (4.82%) GCP
10 4 (4.82%) Route 53
10 4 (4.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (3.61%) Amazon S3
11 3 (3.61%) AWS Fargate
11 3 (3.61%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 3 (3.61%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) DNS
2 3 (3.61%) Firewall
3 1 (1.20%) DHCP
3 1 (1.20%) Internet
3 1 (1.20%) Intranet
3 1 (1.20%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.20%) NAS
3 1 (1.20%) SAN
3 1 (1.20%) SD-WAN
3 1 (1.20%) SSH
3 1 (1.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) Data Lake
1 4 (4.82%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.61%) MySQL
3 2 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.41%) Redis
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.20%) Big Data
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (31.33%) Jenkins
2 21 (25.30%) Git (software)
3 12 (14.46%) Maven
4 11 (13.25%) Cucumber
4 11 (13.25%) JIRA
5 7 (8.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (8.43%) Bitbucket
6 4 (4.82%) GitLab
6 4 (4.82%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.61%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.41%) CircleCI
8 2 (2.41%) RSpec
8 2 (2.41%) Selenium
8 2 (2.41%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.41%) Terragrunt
8 2 (2.41%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.20%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (1.20%) FishEye
9 1 (1.20%) Gradle
9 1 (1.20%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (14.46%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Social Skills
3 3 (3.61%) Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.61%) Law
3 3 (3.61%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.05%) Spring
2 9 (10.84%) REST
2 9 (10.84%) Vert.x
3 6 (7.23%) .NET
4 5 (6.02%) ARM Templates
4 5 (6.02%) Web Services
5 2 (2.41%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.41%) YAML
6 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.20%) Celery
6 1 (1.20%) Django
6 1 (1.20%) Kafka
6 1 (1.20%) LAMP
6 1 (1.20%) Middleware
6 1 (1.20%) Node.js
6 1 (1.20%) PostGIS
6 1 (1.20%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (4.82%) PKI
3 3 (3.61%) Legacy Systems
4 2 (2.41%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (2.41%) Grid Computing
4 2 (2.41%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.20%) Legacy Applications
5 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.20%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.10%) Linux
2 6 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (6.02%) Ubuntu
4 4 (4.82%) CentOS
4 4 (4.82%) Windows
5 2 (2.41%) Unix
6 1 (1.20%) Debian
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (100.00%) DevOps
2 23 (27.71%) Infrastructure as Code
3 22 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (10.84%) Architectural Design
4 9 (10.84%) Test Automation
5 8 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (8.43%) SDLC
7 6 (7.23%) Analytics
7 6 (7.23%) Deployment Automation
7 6 (7.23%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 5 (6.02%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (6.02%) Full Stack Development
8 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (6.02%) Microservices
8 5 (6.02%) Migration
8 5 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (4.82%) Fintech
9 4 (4.82%) High Availability
9 4 (4.82%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.92%) Python
2 19 (22.89%) Java
3 12 (14.46%) PowerShell
4 9 (10.84%) Bash Shell
5 5 (6.02%) SQL
6 4 (4.82%) C#
6 4 (4.82%) Groovy
7 3 (3.61%) Ruby
7 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.41%) Go
8 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.20%) AWK
9 1 (1.20%) C
9 1 (1.20%) C++
9 1 (1.20%) Perl
9 1 (1.20%) sed
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.41%) Degree
4 1 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.20%) MCSA
4 1 (1.20%) MCSE
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) GDPR
3 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (48.19%) Docker
2 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.20%) GeoWebCache
4 1 (1.20%) NFS
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 53 (63.86%) Terraform
2 36 (43.37%) Kubernetes
3 24 (28.92%) Ansible
4 11 (13.25%) Puppet
5 4 (4.82%) Prometheus
6 3 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.61%) Packer
7 2 (2.41%) Cobbler
8 1 (1.20%) Rancher
Vendors
1 11 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.02%) Splunk
2 5 (6.02%) VMware
3 4 (4.82%) Databricks
4 3 (3.61%) EMC
4 3 (3.61%) Google
4 3 (3.61%) HP
5 2 (2.41%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.41%) Juniper
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle
5 2 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco
6 1 (1.20%) F5
6 1 (1.20%) IBM
6 1 (1.20%) Meraki
6 1 (1.20%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.20%) Sybase
6 1 (1.20%) Zscaler