Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead DevOps was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Lead Development Operations
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 226 220
Rank change year-on-year -14 -6 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Lead DevOps 16 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.15% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.15% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 2
City of London median daily rate £600 £631 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.95% +23.17% -21.15%
10th Percentile £425 £553 £501
90th Percentile £873 £756 £534
Central London median daily rate £595 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +25.26% -9.52% -16.00%
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 6,626 5,882 6,188
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.47% 95.83% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,232 4,559 4,910
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £290
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 61 94
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -11.15% +11.17%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.73
90th Percentile £37.50 £30.07 £46.85
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.26% -15.20% +11.95%

Lead DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Lead DevOps in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Lead DevOps in the City of London

Lead DevOps
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 Lead DevOps in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead DevOps in the City of London

Lead DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead DevOps in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead DevOps in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, Lead DevOps 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 Lead DevOps in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) DevOps
2 11 (68.75%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (56.25%) Ansible
3 9 (56.25%) Python
4 8 (50.00%) Unix
4 8 (50.00%) Docker
5 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
5 7 (43.75%) Java
5 7 (43.75%) Finance
6 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (37.50%) Microservices
7 5 (31.25%) Kubernetes
7 5 (31.25%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (31.25%) Puppet
7 5 (31.25%) Ruby
8 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (25.00%) Linux
8 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
8 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 3 (18.75%) ZABBIX
9 3 (18.75%) nginx
9 3 (18.75%) Atlassian
9 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
9 3 (18.75%) JIRA
9 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
9 3 (18.75%) Confluence
9 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (18.75%) PaaS
9 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
9 3 (18.75%) MySQL

Lead DevOps 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 3 (18.75%) Confluence
1 3 (18.75%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 11 (68.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (18.75%) GitHub
2 3 (18.75%) IaaS
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (18.75%) PaaS
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (12.50%) npm
3 2 (12.50%) Office 365
4 1 (6.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
4 1 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (6.25%) CloudFront
4 1 (6.25%) Route 53
4 1 (6.25%) Serverless
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
1 3 (18.75%) SSL
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
2 3 (18.75%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
2 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (18.75%) Artifactory
3 3 (18.75%) JIRA
3 3 (18.75%) Vagrant
4 2 (12.50%) Ant
4 2 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.25%) GitLab
5 1 (6.25%) Liquibase
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) LDAP
3 1 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (6.25%) Sensu
3 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) Derivative
2 1 (6.25%) Fintech
2 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Unix
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) DevOps
2 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (37.50%) Microservices
3 5 (31.25%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) ChatOps
4 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
5 2 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Low Latency
6 1 (6.25%) Machine Learning
6 1 (6.25%) Multithreaded Programming
6 1 (6.25%) OOP
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Measurement
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.25%) Task Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Python
2 7 (43.75%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) Ruby
4 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) AWS Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) Ansible
2 5 (31.25%) Kubernetes
2 5 (31.25%) Puppet
3 3 (18.75%) Nagios
3 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (18.75%) ZABBIX
4 2 (12.50%) HAProxy
4 2 (12.50%) Kibana
4 2 (12.50%) logstash
4 2 (12.50%) Terraform
5 1 (6.25%) Grafana
5 1 (6.25%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Atlassian
2 1 (6.25%) Greenplum