Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 72 73
Rank change year-on-year +19 +1 +77
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 324 231 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.62% 3.29% 3.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.85% 3.47% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 208 196
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +18.92%
10th Percentile £472 £425 £421
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
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 6,679 6,657 6,363
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.28% 94.71% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,303 5,261 5,061
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £305 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 94 77
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £27.30 £29.29 £48.40
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.21
% change year-on-year +3.31% +5.19% -4.40%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018. 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 - 31 £575 -
Moorgate - 21 £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 19 November 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.

1 324 (100.00%) DevOps
2 173 (53.40%) Amazon AWS
3 170 (52.47%) Docker
4 159 (49.07%) Python
5 158 (48.77%) Terraform
6 157 (48.46%) Linux
7 137 (42.28%) Agile Software Development
8 131 (40.43%) Kubernetes
9 123 (37.96%) Ansible
10 115 (35.49%) Jenkins
11 107 (33.02%) Finance
12 84 (25.93%) Bash Shell
13 80 (24.69%) Java
14 79 (24.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 76 (23.46%) Ruby
16 68 (20.99%) Opscode Chef
17 67 (20.68%) Continuous Integration
17 67 (20.68%) Configuration Management
18 59 (18.21%) Continuous Delivery
19 57 (17.59%) Puppet
20 55 (16.98%) Banking
21 52 (16.05%) Windows
22 51 (15.74%) Git (software)
23 41 (12.65%) E-Commerce
24 39 (12.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 38 (11.73%) PowerShell
25 38 (11.73%) Windows Server
26 37 (11.42%) Google Cloud Platform
26 37 (11.42%) Active Directory
27 35 (10.80%) Greenfield Project

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 16 (4.94%) Cloud Foundry
2 14 (4.32%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (4.01%) Confluence
4 10 (3.09%) Apache Spark
5 8 (2.47%) Apache
6 5 (1.54%) IIS
7 4 (1.23%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.93%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.62%) WordPress
10 1 (0.31%) nginx
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.62%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 173 (53.40%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (24.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (11.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 32 (9.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 31 (9.57%) GitHub
6 23 (7.10%) IaaS
7 21 (6.48%) AWS Lambda
7 21 (6.48%) PaaS
7 21 (6.48%) Serverless
8 20 (6.17%) SaaS
9 16 (4.94%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (4.01%) Amazon S3
11 12 (3.70%) IBM Cloud
11 12 (3.70%) npm
12 10 (3.09%) Heroku
13 9 (2.78%) Datadog
13 9 (2.78%) OpenShift
14 6 (1.85%) Akamai
14 6 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.40%) Firewall
2 7 (2.16%) DNS
3 5 (1.54%) HTTP
4 3 (0.93%) AMQP
4 3 (0.93%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.62%) Internet
5 2 (0.62%) LAN
5 2 (0.62%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (0.62%) SAN
5 2 (0.62%) VPN
6 1 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.31%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.31%) MQTT
6 1 (0.31%) Network Security
6 1 (0.31%) SMTP
6 1 (0.31%) SSH
6 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.86%) MongoDB
2 17 (5.25%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.32%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.01%) Big Data
4 13 (4.01%) MySQL
5 10 (3.09%) Hadoop
5 10 (3.09%) Redis
6 9 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.85%) Blockchain
9 5 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.54%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.54%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.23%) InfluxDB
11 3 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.62%) Aerospike
12 2 (0.62%) Amazon Aurora
12 2 (0.62%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.62%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 115 (35.49%) Jenkins
2 51 (15.74%) Git (software)
3 28 (8.64%) Maven
4 23 (7.10%) TeamCity
5 20 (6.17%) GitLab
5 20 (6.17%) JIRA
5 20 (6.17%) Selenium
5 20 (6.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (4.01%) Gradle
6 13 (4.01%) SonarQube
7 12 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (3.40%) Artifactory
8 11 (3.40%) Gerrit
9 10 (3.09%) Ant
9 10 (3.09%) Bitbucket
9 10 (3.09%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.54%) GoCD
11 5 (1.54%) Subversion
12 4 (1.23%) CircleCI
General
1 107 (33.02%) Finance
2 55 (16.98%) Banking
3 6 (1.85%) Retail
4 5 (1.54%) Advertising
5 4 (1.23%) Law
5 4 (1.23%) Publishing
6 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.93%) Marketing
7 2 (0.62%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.31%) Back Office
8 1 (0.31%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.19%) Kafka
2 32 (9.88%) Node.js
3 26 (8.02%) X-Windows
4 18 (5.56%) .NET
5 15 (4.63%) Elastic Stack
6 13 (4.01%) JSON
6 13 (4.01%) Web Services
7 9 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (1.85%) Spring Boot
9 5 (1.54%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (1.54%) LDAP
10 4 (1.23%) Sensu
11 3 (0.93%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.93%) React
11 3 (0.93%) REST
11 3 (0.93%) RESTful
12 2 (0.62%) Java EE
12 2 (0.62%) React Native
12 2 (0.62%) Spark Streaming
12 2 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.80%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (7.72%) Cloud Native
3 24 (7.41%) iPad
4 10 (3.09%) Device Driver
4 10 (3.09%) Fintech
5 9 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (1.54%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.54%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.23%) Clustering
7 4 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.93%) Replication
8 3 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.62%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.62%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.62%) PKI
9 2 (0.62%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.31%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 157 (48.46%) Linux
2 52 (16.05%) Windows
3 39 (12.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (11.73%) Windows Server
5 18 (5.56%) Unix
6 15 (4.63%) CentOS
7 14 (4.32%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.62%) Android
8 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.62%) Mesosphere
8 2 (0.62%) Solaris
8 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (100.00%) DevOps
2 137 (42.28%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (20.68%) Configuration Management
3 67 (20.68%) Continuous Integration
4 59 (18.21%) Continuous Delivery
5 41 (12.65%) E-Commerce
6 31 (9.57%) Test Automation
7 30 (9.26%) Microservices
8 28 (8.64%) Deployment Automation
8 28 (8.64%) Scrum
9 25 (7.72%) Open Source
10 24 (7.41%) Release Management
11 22 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (6.48%) TDD
13 19 (5.86%) High Availability
14 18 (5.56%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 16 (4.94%) Mentoring
16 15 (4.63%) BDD
16 15 (4.63%) Software Engineering
17 13 (4.01%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 159 (49.07%) Python
2 84 (25.93%) Bash Shell
3 80 (24.69%) Java
4 76 (23.46%) Ruby
5 38 (11.73%) PowerShell
6 29 (8.95%) Go
7 26 (8.02%) Groovy
8 18 (5.56%) Scala
9 17 (5.25%) SQL
10 12 (3.70%) C#
10 12 (3.70%) JavaScript
11 9 (2.78%) Perl
12 7 (2.16%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.93%) C++
13 3 (0.93%) PHP
14 2 (0.62%) ES6
14 2 (0.62%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.31%) C
15 1 (0.31%) Java 8
15 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (3.09%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.47%) AWS Certification
4 6 (1.85%) Degree
5 4 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.31%) CISA
6 1 (0.31%) CISM
6 1 (0.31%) CISMP
6 1 (0.31%) CISSP
6 1 (0.31%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 1 (0.31%) ISSMP
6 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.31%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.93%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 170 (52.47%) Docker
2 37 (11.42%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.23%) Varnish
4 3 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.62%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.31%) Xen
6 1 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 158 (48.77%) Terraform
2 131 (40.43%) Kubernetes
3 123 (37.96%) Ansible
4 68 (20.99%) Opscode Chef
5 57 (17.59%) Puppet
6 27 (8.33%) Packer
7 21 (6.48%) Nagios
7 21 (6.48%) Prometheus
8 19 (5.86%) Mesos
9 18 (5.56%) Consul
10 17 (5.25%) Grafana
11 10 (3.09%) Icinga
12 9 (2.78%) Kibana
13 6 (1.85%) logstash
13 6 (1.85%) Salt
13 6 (1.85%) ZABBIX
14 5 (1.54%) Docker Swarm
15 3 (0.93%) Fluentd
15 3 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
15 3 (0.93%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 30 (9.26%) Google
2 25 (7.72%) Red Hat
3 17 (5.25%) New Relic
4 15 (4.63%) IBM
4 15 (4.63%) Oracle
5 14 (4.32%) Microsoft
5 14 (4.32%) Splunk
6 6 (1.85%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.23%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.23%) PagerDuty
8 3 (0.93%) Adobe
8 3 (0.93%) hybris
8 3 (0.93%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.62%) Citrix
9 2 (0.62%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.62%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.62%) MapR
9 2 (0.62%) Micro Focus
9 2 (0.62%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.62%) VMware