Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead DevOps was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 222 230
Rank change year-on-year -22 +8 +71
Contract jobs requiring a Lead DevOps 12 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 7
City of London median daily rate £650 £644 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.97% -8.04% +7.69%
10th Percentile £550 £509 £508
90th Percentile £772 £734 £725
Central London median daily rate £625 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +19.05% - -
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 6,716 6,174 6,528
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.85% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,286 4,741 5,239
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £485 £451
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.66% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 77 83
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -6.47% -2.19%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.52 £11.30
90th Percentile £31.50 £30.07 £32.20
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.86% -7.89% -

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 12 (100.00%) DevOps
2 8 (66.67%) Python
2 8 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 7 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (58.33%) Docker
4 6 (50.00%) Ansible
4 6 (50.00%) Kubernetes
4 6 (50.00%) Linux
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (41.67%) Ruby
5 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 5 (41.67%) Puppet
6 4 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (33.33%) Microservices
6 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
7 3 (25.00%) SSL
7 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (25.00%) DNS
7 3 (25.00%) MySQL
7 3 (25.00%) Unix
7 3 (25.00%) Java
7 3 (25.00%) Firewall
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (25.00%) nginx
7 3 (25.00%) JIRA
7 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing

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 (25.00%) nginx
2 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (16.67%) Serverless
4 1 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (8.33%) CloudFront
4 1 (8.33%) Datadog
4 1 (8.33%) GitHub
4 1 (8.33%) Loggly
4 1 (8.33%) Route 53
4 1 (8.33%) SaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) SSL
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (25.00%) Artifactory
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (16.67%) GitLab
5 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
5 1 (8.33%) CircleCI
5 1 (8.33%) GoCD
5 1 (8.33%) Liquibase
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (16.67%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) LDAP
3 1 (8.33%) Node.js
3 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (8.33%) Sensu
3 1 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (8.33%) Derivative
2 1 (8.33%) Fintech
2 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) DevOps
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (33.33%) Microservices
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Coaching
6 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
6 1 (8.33%) Machine Learning
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Multithreaded Programming
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Python
2 5 (41.67%) Ruby
3 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 3 (25.00%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) AWS Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Ansible
1 6 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 5 (41.67%) Puppet
3 3 (25.00%) Terraform
4 2 (16.67%) HAProxy
4 2 (16.67%) Kibana
4 2 (16.67%) logstash
4 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (8.33%) Grafana
5 1 (8.33%) Packer
5 1 (8.33%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (8.33%) Black Duck
1 1 (8.33%) Greenplum
1 1 (8.33%) Pega
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (8.33%) Splunk