Period
to

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 68 102 38
Rank change year-on-year +34 -64 +15
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 151 67 146
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.48% 2.10% 5.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.73% 2.24% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 55 127
10th Percentile £463 £414 £463
25th Percentile £522 £484 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +1.77%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £625
90th Percentile £775 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £600 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +9.09% -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 4,047 2,993 2,562
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.33% 93.68% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,995 2,196 1,921
10th Percentile £358 £350 £306
25th Percentile £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £600
90th Percentile £775 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £545 £500
% change year-on-year +0.92% +9.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 39 37
10th Percentile £17.10 £12.30 £12.47
25th Percentile £25.94 £14.06 £14.38
Median hourly rate £44.50 £23.00 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year +93.48% -11.54% +30.00%
75th Percentile £55.38 £31.08 £38.75
90th Percentile £64.55 £38.65 £54.10
Central London median hourly rate £43.00 £23.00 £26.22
% change year-on-year +86.96% -12.28% +31.10%

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 3 July 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 3 July 2022, DevOps Engineer contract jobs required the following 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.

1 151 (100.00%) DevOps
2 93 (61.59%) Terraform
3 86 (56.95%) CI/CD
4 84 (55.63%) Docker
5 82 (54.30%) AWS
6 70 (46.36%) Python
7 65 (43.05%) Jenkins
8 62 (41.06%) Kubernetes
9 60 (39.74%) Azure
10 56 (37.09%) Agile
11 52 (34.44%) Linux
12 50 (33.11%) Serverless
13 44 (29.14%) Infrastructure as Code
14 42 (27.81%) Ansible
14 42 (27.81%) Git (software)
15 33 (21.85%) SC Cleared
15 33 (21.85%) Security Cleared
16 32 (21.19%) Software Engineering
17 30 (19.87%) GitLab
18 29 (19.21%) Finance
19 28 (18.54%) Bash
19 28 (18.54%) GitHub
20 26 (17.22%) AWS CloudFormation
20 26 (17.22%) Microsoft
21 25 (16.56%) Java
22 24 (15.89%) Continuous Delivery
22 24 (15.89%) Azure DevOps
23 23 (15.23%) Microservices
24 22 (14.57%) Test Automation
25 21 (13.91%) PowerShell

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 12 (7.95%) Confluence
2 6 (3.97%) Apache
3 5 (3.31%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.65%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.32%) nginx
6 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.66%) CMS
6 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 82 (54.30%) AWS
2 60 (39.74%) Azure
3 50 (33.11%) Serverless
4 28 (18.54%) GitHub
5 26 (17.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 24 (15.89%) Azure DevOps
7 19 (12.58%) Amazon ECS
7 19 (12.58%) AWS Lambda
8 16 (10.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 16 (10.60%) GCP
8 16 (10.60%) PaaS
9 13 (8.61%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (8.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (7.95%) IaaS
10 12 (7.95%) SaaS
11 10 (6.62%) Amazon EKS
11 10 (6.62%) Azure AKS
11 10 (6.62%) GitHub Actions
12 9 (5.96%) AWS CodePipeline
13 8 (5.30%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.61%) DNS
2 7 (4.64%) Firewall
2 7 (4.64%) SSL
3 6 (3.97%) VPN
4 5 (3.31%) tcpdump
5 4 (2.65%) Internet
5 4 (2.65%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.66%) HTTP
6 1 (0.66%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.66%) Intranet
6 1 (0.66%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.66%) SMTP
6 1 (0.66%) SSH
6 1 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.97%) Big Data
2 4 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (2.65%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.99%) DynamoDB
3 3 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.99%) MySQL
3 3 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.99%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.32%) CouchDB
4 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.32%) Redis
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.66%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.66%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 65 (43.05%) Jenkins
2 42 (27.81%) Git (software)
3 30 (19.87%) GitLab
4 20 (13.25%) Artifactory
5 17 (11.26%) JIRA
6 12 (7.95%) SonarQube
7 11 (7.28%) Bitbucket
7 11 (7.28%) CircleCI
8 9 (5.96%) git-flow
9 5 (3.31%) Maven
9 5 (3.31%) Terragrunt
10 4 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.99%) Gerrit
11 3 (1.99%) RSpec
11 3 (1.99%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.32%) Bitbucket Server
12 2 (1.32%) Gradle
12 2 (1.32%) IBM UrbanCode
12 2 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
13 1 (0.66%) Postman
General
1 29 (19.21%) Finance
2 13 (8.61%) Social Skills
3 8 (5.30%) Public Sector
4 7 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.31%) Banking
6 4 (2.65%) Legal
7 3 (1.99%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.99%) Retail
8 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.66%) Games
9 1 (0.66%) Law
9 1 (0.66%) Publishing
9 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.26%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (9.27%) .NET
3 9 (5.96%) ARM Templates
4 4 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (2.65%) YAML
5 3 (1.99%) cloud-init
5 3 (1.99%) Django
5 3 (1.99%) Node.js
5 3 (1.99%) REST
5 3 (1.99%) Serverless Framework
6 2 (1.32%) ADO
6 2 (1.32%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.32%) Flask
6 2 (1.32%) Kafka
6 2 (1.32%) React
7 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.66%) CSS
7 1 (0.66%) J2EE
7 1 (0.66%) OAuth
7 1 (0.66%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.27%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (7.28%) Public Cloud
3 9 (5.96%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.97%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.31%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.99%) PKI
7 2 (1.32%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.66%) Data Fabric
8 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.66%) Legacy Applications
8 1 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 52 (34.44%) Linux
2 11 (7.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (5.96%) Windows
4 8 (5.30%) Unix
5 3 (1.99%) CentOS
6 2 (1.32%) VMS
7 1 (0.66%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (100.00%) DevOps
2 86 (56.95%) CI/CD
3 56 (37.09%) Agile
4 44 (29.14%) Infrastructure as Code
5 32 (21.19%) Software Engineering
6 24 (15.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 23 (15.23%) Microservices
8 22 (14.57%) Test Automation
9 15 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (9.27%) Configuration Management
11 13 (8.61%) Kanban
12 12 (7.95%) Deployment Automation
12 12 (7.95%) Platform Engineering
12 12 (7.95%) Scrum
13 10 (6.62%) Open Source
14 8 (5.30%) Analytics
14 8 (5.30%) SDLC
15 7 (4.64%) Observability
16 6 (3.97%) Project Management
17 5 (3.31%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 70 (46.36%) Python
2 28 (18.54%) Bash
3 25 (16.56%) Java
4 21 (13.91%) PowerShell
5 20 (13.25%) Go
6 17 (11.26%) Ruby
7 12 (7.95%) JavaScript
7 12 (7.95%) Perl
7 12 (7.95%) SQL
8 7 (4.64%) C#
8 7 (4.64%) Groovy
9 5 (3.31%) C++
9 5 (3.31%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.99%) C
11 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (21.85%) SC Cleared
1 33 (21.85%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.96%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.66%) Degree
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.65%) GDPR
2 3 (1.99%) NCSC
3 2 (1.32%) Accessibility
3 2 (1.32%) QA
4 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 84 (55.63%) Docker
2 4 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.66%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 93 (61.59%) Terraform
2 62 (41.06%) Kubernetes
3 42 (27.81%) Ansible
4 18 (11.92%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (9.93%) Puppet
6 12 (7.95%) Packer
7 10 (6.62%) HP Fortify
8 8 (5.30%) Grafana
8 8 (5.30%) Prometheus
9 7 (4.64%) Salt
10 5 (3.31%) Icinga
11 3 (1.99%) Consul
11 3 (1.99%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (1.99%) logstash
11 3 (1.99%) Nagios
12 2 (1.32%) BladeLogic
12 2 (1.32%) Rancher
13 1 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
13 1 (0.66%) Kibana
13 1 (0.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (17.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.64%) Databricks
2 7 (4.64%) Splunk
3 5 (3.31%) Oracle
4 3 (1.99%) Google
4 3 (1.99%) IBM
4 3 (1.99%) VMware
5 2 (1.32%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.32%) BMC
5 2 (1.32%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.32%) Spotify
6 1 (0.66%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco
6 1 (0.66%) Citrix
6 1 (0.66%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.66%) Informatica
6 1 (0.66%) LogicMonitor
6 1 (0.66%) Okta
6 1 (0.66%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.66%) Sybase