Period
to 23 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £569 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 47 66
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19 +9
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 193 333 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.90% 4.88% 3.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.18% 5.13% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 253 227
City of London median daily rate £569 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.09% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £500 £475 £425
90th Percentile £676 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 4,618 6,487 6,729
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.35% 94.98% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,559 5,066 5,347
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 83 94
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +11.64% -6.35%
10th Percentile £12.46 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £32.50 £30.93
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +12.30% +3.31% +5.69%

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 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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
Moorgate -4 16 £550 -
London Bridge +16 6 £500 -13.04%
DevOps Engineer
Central London

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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.

1 193 (100.00%) DevOps
2 108 (55.96%) Kubernetes
3 84 (43.52%) Docker
4 83 (43.01%) Python
4 83 (43.01%) Terraform
5 79 (40.93%) Azure
6 76 (39.38%) AWS
6 76 (39.38%) Linux
7 73 (37.82%) Ansible
8 69 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (32.12%) Jenkins
10 50 (25.91%) Infrastructure as Code
11 43 (22.28%) Microservices
12 39 (20.21%) Java
13 36 (18.65%) Puppet
14 33 (17.10%) Git (software)
15 31 (16.06%) .NET
16 29 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (15.03%) Security Cleared
17 27 (13.99%) Opscode Chef
18 26 (13.47%) Ruby
18 26 (13.47%) Finance
18 26 (13.47%) GCP
19 23 (11.92%) PowerShell
20 22 (11.40%) Bash Shell
20 22 (11.40%) Banking
21 21 (10.88%) JIRA
21 21 (10.88%) Windows
22 20 (10.36%) Web Services
22 20 (10.36%) Configuration Management

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 14 (7.25%) Confluence
2 5 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.59%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.07%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.55%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.55%) IIS
4 3 (1.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.52%) Apache
5 1 (0.52%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.52%) JBoss
5 1 (0.52%) nginx
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 79 (40.93%) Azure
2 76 (39.38%) AWS
3 26 (13.47%) GCP
4 16 (8.29%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (8.29%) Serverless
5 15 (7.77%) PaaS
6 14 (7.25%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (6.74%) Azure Machine Learning
7 13 (6.74%) IaaS
8 10 (5.18%) GitHub
9 9 (4.66%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (4.15%) Amazon S3
10 8 (4.15%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (4.15%) AWS CodePipeline
11 7 (3.63%) SaaS
12 6 (3.11%) AWS CodeDeploy
12 6 (3.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (2.59%) Datadog
13 5 (2.59%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.11%) DNS
2 5 (2.59%) DHCP
2 5 (2.59%) VPN
3 4 (2.07%) Internet
4 2 (1.04%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.52%) Firewall
5 1 (0.52%) MPLS
5 1 (0.52%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.15%) MySQL
4 7 (3.63%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (3.63%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (2.07%) Big Data
5 4 (2.07%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.55%) Amazon Aurora
6 3 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.55%) Blockchain
6 3 (1.55%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.55%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.55%) Redis
7 2 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 62 (32.12%) Jenkins
2 33 (17.10%) Git (software)
3 21 (10.88%) JIRA
4 16 (8.29%) TeamCity
5 13 (6.74%) CircleCI
6 11 (5.70%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (4.66%) Travis CI
8 8 (4.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (4.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (4.15%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (3.11%) Maven
10 5 (2.59%) Artifactory
10 5 (2.59%) Bitbucket
10 5 (2.59%) GitLab
11 4 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.55%) Bitbucket Server
12 3 (1.55%) Gradle
12 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.04%) Ant
13 2 (1.04%) JUnit
General
1 26 (13.47%) Finance
2 22 (11.40%) Banking
3 10 (5.18%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.07%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.55%) Games
5 3 (1.55%) Law
6 2 (1.04%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.04%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.06%) .NET
2 20 (10.36%) Web Services
3 19 (9.84%) Node.js
4 13 (6.74%) Kafka
5 7 (3.63%) JSON
6 5 (2.59%) .NET Core
6 5 (2.59%) YAML
7 4 (2.07%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.55%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (1.55%) CSS
8 3 (1.55%) HTML
9 2 (1.04%) Celery
9 2 (1.04%) Express
9 2 (1.04%) Flask
9 2 (1.04%) Gearman
9 2 (1.04%) RESTful
9 2 (1.04%) Spring
9 2 (1.04%) Spring Boot
10 1 (0.52%) React
10 1 (0.52%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.77%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (5.18%) Virtual Team
3 8 (4.15%) Cloud Native
4 3 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.55%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.04%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.04%) User Experience
6 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.52%) Clustering
6 1 (0.52%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.52%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.52%) iPad
6 1 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 76 (39.38%) Linux
2 21 (10.88%) Windows
3 14 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (5.18%) Unix
5 8 (4.15%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.59%) CentOS
7 4 (2.07%) Debian
8 3 (1.55%) Android
9 2 (1.04%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.52%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (100.00%) DevOps
2 69 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (25.91%) Infrastructure as Code
4 43 (22.28%) Microservices
5 29 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (10.36%) Configuration Management
7 17 (8.81%) Continuous Delivery
7 17 (8.81%) Software Engineering
8 16 (8.29%) Fintech
9 13 (6.74%) Machine Learning
9 13 (6.74%) Migration
9 13 (6.74%) Test Automation
10 12 (6.22%) Kanban
10 12 (6.22%) Scrum
11 11 (5.70%) Open Source
12 9 (4.66%) Infrastructure Automation
13 8 (4.15%) E-Commerce
13 8 (4.15%) Immutable Infrastructure
13 8 (4.15%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (3.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 83 (43.01%) Python
2 39 (20.21%) Java
3 26 (13.47%) Ruby
4 23 (11.92%) PowerShell
5 22 (11.40%) Bash Shell
6 20 (10.36%) Go
7 15 (7.77%) SQL
8 13 (6.74%) JavaScript
9 12 (6.22%) C#
10 8 (4.15%) Groovy
11 5 (2.59%) Perl
11 5 (2.59%) Scala
12 3 (1.55%) Clipper
12 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.04%) PHP
13 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.52%) C
14 1 (0.52%) C++
14 1 (0.52%) Clojure
14 1 (0.52%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 29 (15.03%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.77%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.25%) AWS Certification
4 4 (2.07%) RHCE
5 2 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.04%) Degree
5 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.52%) MCSA
6 1 (0.52%) MCSE
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.52%) QA
1 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 84 (43.52%) Docker
2 7 (3.63%) vSphere
3 6 (3.11%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.52%) zsh
Systems Management
1 108 (55.96%) Kubernetes
2 83 (43.01%) Terraform
3 73 (37.82%) Ansible
4 36 (18.65%) Puppet
5 27 (13.99%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (6.74%) Packer
7 8 (4.15%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (4.15%) Prometheus
7 8 (4.15%) Rancher
8 6 (3.11%) Consul
9 5 (2.59%) Istio
9 5 (2.59%) Kibana
10 4 (2.07%) Suricata
11 3 (1.55%) Grafana
12 2 (1.04%) logstash
12 2 (1.04%) Mesos
12 2 (1.04%) Salt
13 1 (0.52%) Cobbler
13 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Satellite
13 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (8.81%) Red Hat
2 16 (8.29%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.74%) Google
4 7 (3.63%) SaltStack
4 7 (3.63%) Splunk
5 6 (3.11%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.07%) Qualys
7 3 (1.55%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.55%) Kofax
8 2 (1.04%) ForgeRock
8 2 (1.04%) IBM
8 2 (1.04%) New Relic
8 2 (1.04%) Oracle
8 2 (1.04%) Veracode
8 2 (1.04%) VMware
9 1 (0.52%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.52%) Confluent
9 1 (0.52%) F5
9 1 (0.52%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.52%) Ping Identity