Period
to 23 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 65 93
Rank change year-on-year +11 +28 +83
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 291 233 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.15% 3.62% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.37% 3.77% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 192 156
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.33% +13.16%
10th Percentile £445 £439 £419
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £533 £525
% change year-on-year +3.29% +1.43% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 6,657 6,176 6,530
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.84% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,230 4,739 5,244
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £455
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.14% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 75 80
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -7.68% +1.30%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.48
90th Percentile £31.50 £30.04 £35.86
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.41% -13.74% +7.51%

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 23 July 2018.

Contractor 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 23 July 2018, 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.

1 291 (100.00%) DevOps
2 168 (57.73%) Docker
3 164 (56.36%) Amazon AWS
4 150 (51.55%) Python
5 141 (48.45%) Jenkins
6 128 (43.99%) Agile Software Development
7 112 (38.49%) Linux
8 107 (36.77%) Bash Shell
9 102 (35.05%) Kubernetes
10 96 (32.99%) Ruby
11 92 (31.62%) Ansible
12 88 (30.24%) Git (software)
13 85 (29.21%) Microsoft Azure
14 83 (28.52%) Continuous Integration
15 80 (27.49%) Terraform
16 63 (21.65%) Puppet
17 61 (20.96%) GitHub
17 61 (20.96%) Configuration Management
18 56 (19.24%) Opscode Chef
18 56 (19.24%) Banking
18 56 (19.24%) Node.js
19 51 (17.53%) Finance
20 45 (15.46%) Windows
20 45 (15.46%) Java
20 45 (15.46%) PowerShell
20 45 (15.46%) Sonatype Nexus
21 42 (14.43%) E-Commerce
22 41 (14.09%) Google Cloud Platform
23 38 (13.06%) Google
24 37 (12.71%) Cloud Foundry

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 37 (12.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 13 (4.47%) Confluence
3 9 (3.09%) nginx
4 8 (2.75%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.72%) Apache
6 5 (1.72%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.03%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.69%) IIS
8 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.34%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.34%) Jetty
9 1 (0.34%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (2.41%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.69%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 164 (56.36%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (29.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (20.96%) GitHub
4 41 (14.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (10.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 27 (9.28%) PaaS
7 23 (7.90%) IBM Cloud
7 23 (7.90%) npm
8 22 (7.56%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (6.87%) Heroku
10 18 (6.19%) Amazon S3
11 16 (5.50%) IaaS
11 16 (5.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 15 (5.15%) Serverless
13 14 (4.81%) AWS Lambda
14 13 (4.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (4.12%) CloudFront
15 12 (4.12%) Route 53
16 9 (3.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 8 (2.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.84%) Firewall
2 11 (3.78%) DNS
3 9 (3.09%) VPN
4 6 (2.06%) HTTP
4 6 (2.06%) Network Security
4 6 (2.06%) SMTP
4 6 (2.06%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.72%) IMAP
5 5 (1.72%) OpenVPN
6 3 (1.03%) SSL
7 2 (0.69%) Internet
7 2 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.69%) LAN
7 2 (0.69%) SNMP
8 1 (0.34%) AMQP
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.34%) FTP
8 1 (0.34%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.34%) WAN
8 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.37%) MongoDB
2 15 (5.15%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (4.81%) MySQL
4 13 (4.47%) Big Data
5 12 (4.12%) NoSQL
6 10 (3.44%) Redis
7 9 (3.09%) SQL Server
8 8 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.41%) Blockchain
10 6 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.72%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.72%) MariaDB
12 3 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (1.03%) InfluxDB
13 2 (0.69%) Amazon Aurora
13 2 (0.69%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.69%) HBase
14 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 141 (48.45%) Jenkins
2 88 (30.24%) Git (software)
3 45 (15.46%) Sonatype Nexus
4 36 (12.37%) GitLab
4 36 (12.37%) TeamCity
5 31 (10.65%) Maven
6 30 (10.31%) Gerrit
7 27 (9.28%) SonarQube
8 24 (8.25%) JIRA
9 23 (7.90%) Selenium
10 21 (7.22%) Ant
10 21 (7.22%) Visual Studio Team System
11 19 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (6.19%) Octopus Deploy
13 17 (5.84%) Visual Studio
14 12 (4.12%) IBM UrbanCode
15 9 (3.09%) CircleCI
15 9 (3.09%) Cucumber
16 7 (2.41%) Artifactory
17 6 (2.06%) Gradle
General
1 56 (19.24%) Banking
2 51 (17.53%) Finance
3 12 (4.12%) Retail
4 5 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.03%) Law
6 2 (0.69%) Marketing
6 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.34%) Back Office
7 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (19.24%) Node.js
2 33 (11.34%) JSON
3 30 (10.31%) Kafka
4 21 (7.22%) .NET
5 17 (5.84%) Web Services
6 15 (5.15%) Elastic Stack
7 14 (4.81%) React
7 14 (4.81%) REST
8 12 (4.12%) RESTful
9 7 (2.41%) LDAP
10 6 (2.06%) Spring
11 5 (1.72%) SOAP
12 4 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (1.37%) Sensu
12 4 (1.37%) Spring Boot
12 4 (1.37%) Spring MVC
13 3 (1.03%) .NET Framework
13 3 (1.03%) ActiveMQ
13 3 (1.03%) LEMP Stack
14 2 (0.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.62%) iPad
2 22 (7.56%) Fintech
3 21 (7.22%) Device Driver
4 16 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (4.12%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (2.06%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.37%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.03%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.03%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.03%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.34%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 112 (38.49%) Linux
2 45 (15.46%) Windows
3 36 (12.37%) CentOS
4 32 (11.00%) Ubuntu
5 26 (8.93%) Unix
6 22 (7.56%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.69%) Android
9 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.69%) DC/OS
9 2 (0.69%) Debian
10 1 (0.34%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.34%) VMS
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (100.00%) DevOps
2 128 (43.99%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (28.52%) Continuous Integration
4 61 (20.96%) Configuration Management
5 42 (14.43%) E-Commerce
6 34 (11.68%) Test Automation
7 32 (11.00%) TDD
8 30 (10.31%) Scrum
9 28 (9.62%) BDD
9 28 (9.62%) High Availability
10 27 (9.28%) Continuous Delivery
10 27 (9.28%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 25 (8.59%) Release Management
12 22 (7.56%) Immutable Infrastructure
13 21 (7.22%) Deployment Automation
14 20 (6.87%) Microservices
15 10 (3.44%) Migration
16 9 (3.09%) SDLC
16 9 (3.09%) Task Automation
17 8 (2.75%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 150 (51.55%) Python
2 107 (36.77%) Bash Shell
3 96 (32.99%) Ruby
4 45 (15.46%) Java
4 45 (15.46%) PowerShell
5 36 (12.37%) C#
6 35 (12.03%) Groovy
7 34 (11.68%) Go
8 20 (6.87%) JavaScript
9 18 (6.19%) SQL
10 12 (4.12%) C++
11 10 (3.44%) Shell Script
12 9 (3.09%) Perl
13 4 (1.37%) Scala
14 1 (0.34%) AWK
14 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (5.50%) AWS Certification
1 16 (5.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.12%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.37%) Degree
4 3 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.34%) OSCE
5 1 (0.34%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (12.03%) GCP
2 6 (2.06%) QA
System Software
1 168 (57.73%) Docker
2 20 (6.87%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.06%) Varnish
4 5 (1.72%) Ceph
4 5 (1.72%) KVM
5 4 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.03%) vCloud
6 3 (1.03%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.34%) Gluster
8 1 (0.34%) HDFS
8 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.34%) iptables
8 1 (0.34%) NFS
8 1 (0.34%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 102 (35.05%) Kubernetes
2 92 (31.62%) Ansible
3 80 (27.49%) Terraform
4 63 (21.65%) Puppet
5 56 (19.24%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (10.65%) Prometheus
7 30 (10.31%) Mesos
8 28 (9.62%) Grafana
9 26 (8.93%) Nagios
10 21 (7.22%) Consul
10 21 (7.22%) Icinga
11 12 (4.12%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (2.75%) Packer
13 6 (2.06%) Salt
14 5 (1.72%) Kibana
14 5 (1.72%) PingFederate
14 5 (1.72%) Rancher
15 3 (1.03%) HAProxy
15 3 (1.03%) logstash
15 3 (1.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (13.06%) Google
2 30 (10.31%) Red Hat
3 21 (7.22%) IBM
4 20 (6.87%) Microsoft
5 14 (4.81%) New Relic
5 14 (4.81%) Splunk
6 9 (3.09%) Atlassian
7 8 (2.75%) AppDynamics
8 7 (2.41%) VMware
9 4 (1.37%) Oracle
9 4 (1.37%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.03%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.03%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.69%) Adobe
11 2 (0.69%) Greenplum
11 2 (0.69%) hybris
11 2 (0.69%) MapR
11 2 (0.69%) PagerDuty
12 1 (0.34%) Blue Coat
12 1 (0.34%) Pega