Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Lead DevOps was £638 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 226 233 220
Rank change year-on-year +7 -13 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Lead DevOps 25 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 11
City of London median daily rate £638 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.87% -4.17% -29.41%
10th Percentile £514 £425 £513
90th Percentile £958 £868 £688
Central London median daily rate £638 £575 £600
% change year-on-year +10.87% -4.17% +33.33%
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 6,424 6,598 5,909
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 94.39% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,017 5,244 4,695
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.21%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 89 66
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.75% -11.69%
10th Percentile £12.81 £11.25 £12.82
90th Percentile £32.40 £30.80 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% +6.47% -12.82%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019, 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 25 (100.00%) DevOps
2 17 (68.00%) Docker
3 15 (60.00%) Finance
4 13 (52.00%) Java
4 13 (52.00%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (48.00%) Terraform
6 11 (44.00%) Kubernetes
6 11 (44.00%) Linux
6 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (36.00%) Ansible
8 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
8 8 (32.00%) Python
9 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
9 6 (24.00%) Subversion
9 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
10 5 (20.00%) TeamCity
10 5 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 5 (20.00%) .NET
10 5 (20.00%) C#
11 4 (16.00%) Windows
11 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
11 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (16.00%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell
11 4 (16.00%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (16.00%) Software Delivery
11 4 (16.00%) Node.js
11 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
11 4 (16.00%) Thought Leadership

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 2 (8.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 13 (52.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (16.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (16.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (8.00%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (8.00%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (8.00%) Amazon S3
3 2 (8.00%) IaaS
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.00%) SaaS
4 1 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (8.00%) MariaDB
2 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (24.00%) Subversion
3 5 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 3 (12.00%) CircleCI
5 2 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (8.00%) JIRA
5 2 (8.00%) JUnit
5 2 (8.00%) Mockito
6 1 (4.00%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (8.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) Node.js
3 3 (12.00%) Spring
4 2 (8.00%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (8.00%) JSON
4 2 (8.00%) Kafka
4 2 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (4.00%) J2EE
5 1 (4.00%) REST
5 1 (4.00%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (8.00%) Replication
2 2 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.00%) Android
3 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) DevOps
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (16.00%) Software Delivery
3 4 (16.00%) Thought Leadership
4 3 (12.00%) Kanban
4 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.00%) Scrum
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (8.00%) Creative Thinking
5 2 (8.00%) Low Latency
5 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.00%) Microservices
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Multithreading
5 2 (8.00%) Release Management
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Optimisation
5 2 (8.00%) Strategic Thinking
5 2 (8.00%) Time Management
5 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) Python
3 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (20.00%) C#
4 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (12.00%) SQL
7 2 (8.00%) Go
7 2 (8.00%) Groovy
7 2 (8.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (48.00%) Terraform
2 11 (44.00%) Kubernetes
3 9 (36.00%) Ansible
4 2 (8.00%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (8.00%) Nagios
4 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (8.00%) Prometheus
4 2 (8.00%) Puppet
4 2 (8.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (4.00%) IBM
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) Pega
1 1 (4.00%) Splunk