Period
to 24 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £590 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 80 66 51
Rank change year-on-year -14 -15 -1
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 123 60 196
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.09% 2.90% 3.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.35% 3.14% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 56 161
10th Percentile £459 £413 £500
25th Percentile £513 £448 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £525 £575
Median % change year-on-year +12.38% -8.70% -
75th Percentile £688 £638 £638
90th Percentile £745 £663 £688
Central London median daily rate £595 £528 £575
% change year-on-year +12.80% -8.26% -

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 3,675 1,913 4,609
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.38% 92.55% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,847 1,450 3,618
10th Percentile £357 £306 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £603 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 19 60
10th Percentile £13.88 £16.15 £12.38
25th Percentile £18.63 £20.50 £14.19
Median hourly rate £34.75 £23.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +51.09% +16.46% +5.61%
75th Percentile £51.50 £36.88 £25.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £46.35 £49.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +41.41% +23.75% +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 24 January 2022.

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 January 2022, 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.

1 123 (100.00%) DevOps
2 87 (70.73%) CI/CD
3 78 (63.41%) Terraform
4 71 (57.72%) Docker
5 69 (56.10%) AWS
6 62 (50.41%) Jenkins
7 58 (47.15%) Kubernetes
8 48 (39.02%) Ansible
8 48 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (34.15%) Python
9 42 (34.15%) Azure
10 35 (28.46%) Infrastructure as Code
11 34 (27.64%) Git (software)
12 33 (26.83%) Finance
13 30 (24.39%) Serverless
14 27 (21.95%) Linux
15 25 (20.33%) Java
16 23 (18.70%) Bitbucket
17 22 (17.89%) PowerShell
18 20 (16.26%) Amazon ECS
19 19 (15.45%) GitHub
20 18 (14.63%) GitLab
20 18 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
21 17 (13.82%) AWS CloudFormation
21 17 (13.82%) Bash
22 16 (13.01%) PaaS
22 16 (13.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
22 16 (13.01%) AWS Lambda
22 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
22 16 (13.01%) Social Skills

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 7 (5.69%) Confluence
2 5 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.25%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.25%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.44%) IIS
4 3 (2.44%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.63%) Apache
5 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.81%) CMS
6 1 (0.81%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.81%) nginx
6 1 (0.81%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.81%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 69 (56.10%) AWS
2 42 (34.15%) Azure
3 30 (24.39%) Serverless
4 20 (16.26%) Amazon ECS
5 19 (15.45%) GitHub
6 17 (13.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (13.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 16 (13.01%) AWS Lambda
7 16 (13.01%) PaaS
8 13 (10.57%) GCP
9 12 (9.76%) SaaS
10 10 (8.13%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (8.13%) Amazon EKS
11 6 (4.88%) GitHub Actions
11 6 (4.88%) IaaS
11 6 (4.88%) NuGet
11 6 (4.88%) OpenShift
11 6 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (4.07%) AWS Fargate
12 5 (4.07%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.69%) DNS
2 5 (4.07%) Firewall
3 3 (2.44%) SD-WAN
3 3 (2.44%) SSL
3 3 (2.44%) VPN
4 2 (1.63%) LAN
4 2 (1.63%) WAN
5 1 (0.81%) HTTP
5 1 (0.81%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.81%) Internet
5 1 (0.81%) Intranet
5 1 (0.81%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.81%) NAS
5 1 (0.81%) Network Security
5 1 (0.81%) SAN
5 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.50%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.07%) Data Lake
3 5 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.07%) MySQL
3 5 (4.07%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.25%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.25%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.44%) Big Data
5 3 (2.44%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.63%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.63%) Power BI
6 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.81%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 62 (50.41%) Jenkins
2 34 (27.64%) Git (software)
3 23 (18.70%) Bitbucket
4 18 (14.63%) GitLab
5 14 (11.38%) JIRA
6 11 (8.94%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (8.94%) TeamCity
7 8 (6.50%) CircleCI
7 8 (6.50%) Terragrunt
8 7 (5.69%) Maven
8 7 (5.69%) SonarQube
9 6 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (4.88%) Cucumber
9 6 (4.88%) Selenium
10 5 (4.07%) git-flow
11 4 (3.25%) Artifactory
12 3 (2.44%) Gradle
12 3 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (2.44%) Robot Framework
12 3 (2.44%) SpecFlow
General
1 33 (26.83%) Finance
2 16 (13.01%) Social Skills
3 14 (11.38%) Banking
4 12 (9.76%) Public Sector
5 11 (8.94%) Investment Banking
6 9 (7.32%) Financial Institution
6 9 (7.32%) Legal
7 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (4.07%) Front Office
9 3 (2.44%) Back Office
9 3 (2.44%) Retail
10 1 (0.81%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.76%) .NET
2 9 (7.32%) ARM Templates
2 9 (7.32%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (4.07%) Node.js
3 5 (4.07%) OAuth
3 5 (4.07%) React
3 5 (4.07%) YAML
4 4 (3.25%) REST
4 4 (3.25%) Spring
5 3 (2.44%) J2EE
5 3 (2.44%) JWT
5 3 (2.44%) SQLAlchemy
5 3 (2.44%) Vert.x
6 2 (1.63%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.63%) Azure Blueprints
6 2 (1.63%) Kafka
7 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.81%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Hedge funds
2 8 (6.50%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.88%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (4.07%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.25%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (3.25%) Cloud Native
5 4 (3.25%) PKI
6 3 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.44%) NHS
7 2 (1.63%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.81%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.95%) Linux
2 8 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (6.50%) Windows
3 7 (5.69%) Unix
4 3 (2.44%) CentOS
4 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.81%) Debian
5 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (100.00%) DevOps
2 87 (70.73%) CI/CD
3 48 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (28.46%) Infrastructure as Code
5 18 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (11.38%) Microservices
6 14 (11.38%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 13 (10.57%) SDLC
7 13 (10.57%) Test Automation
8 12 (9.76%) Software Engineering
9 11 (8.94%) Configuration Management
9 11 (8.94%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (8.13%) Analytics
11 9 (7.32%) AOP
11 9 (7.32%) Data Protection
11 9 (7.32%) Scrum
12 7 (5.69%) Deployment Automation
13 6 (4.88%) Release Management
14 5 (4.07%) Kanban
14 5 (4.07%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 42 (34.15%) Python
2 25 (20.33%) Java
3 22 (17.89%) PowerShell
4 17 (13.82%) Bash
5 14 (11.38%) Groovy
6 8 (6.50%) Go
6 8 (6.50%) Ruby
6 8 (6.50%) SQL
7 6 (4.88%) C#
8 3 (2.44%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.44%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.63%) C++
9 2 (1.63%) Perl
9 2 (1.63%) PHP
9 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.81%) Bicep
10 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (8.94%) SC Cleared
1 11 (8.94%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.13%) AWS Certification
3 6 (4.88%) Degree
4 2 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.63%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) GDPR
2 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.81%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 71 (57.72%) Docker
2 10 (8.13%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.81%) GeoWebCache
4 1 (0.81%) LXC
4 1 (0.81%) NFS
4 1 (0.81%) Squid
4 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 78 (63.41%) Terraform
2 58 (47.15%) Kubernetes
3 48 (39.02%) Ansible
4 14 (11.38%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (8.13%) Packer
5 10 (8.13%) Puppet
6 8 (6.50%) Prometheus
7 6 (4.88%) Grafana
8 5 (4.07%) BladeLogic
8 5 (4.07%) Icinga
9 3 (2.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (2.44%) Nagios
10 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.63%) Salt
11 1 (0.81%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.81%) Consul
11 1 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.81%) Istio
11 1 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.69%) Oracle
2 7 (5.69%) Splunk
3 5 (4.07%) Databricks
4 4 (3.25%) BMC
4 4 (3.25%) Google
5 3 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.44%) SaltStack
5 3 (2.44%) VMware
6 2 (1.63%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.63%) Meraki
7 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.81%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.81%) EMC
7 1 (0.81%) F5
7 1 (0.81%) HP
7 1 (0.81%) IBM
7 1 (0.81%) Qualys
7 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.81%) Sybase