Period
to 30 March 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 30 March 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.

Senior Development Operations Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 173 208 189
Rank change year-on-year +35 -19 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 8 37 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.19% 0.54% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.58% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 28 62
Median daily rate £650 £581 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.83% +1.09% -
10th Percentile £586 £534 £478
90th Percentile £713 £745 £675
Central London median daily rate £600 £650 £575
% change year-on-year -7.69% +13.04% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £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 3,990 6,426 6,770
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.20% 94.40% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,982 4,970 5,358
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £290 £306 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £510 £500
% change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 62 106
Median hourly rate £24.75 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.48 £41.55 £37.88
Median hourly rate £26.44 £19.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +39.16% +1.60% +7.22%

Senior DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior DevOps Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the City of London

Senior DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior DevOps Engineer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, Senior 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 Senior DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) DevOps
2 7 (87.50%) AWS
2 7 (87.50%) Kubernetes
3 5 (62.50%) Terraform
3 5 (62.50%) Python
4 4 (50.00%) Big Data
4 4 (50.00%) Docker
5 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure as Code
5 3 (37.50%) Azure
5 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 2 (25.00%) Ansible
6 2 (25.00%) Microservices
6 2 (25.00%) GCP
6 2 (25.00%) GitLab
6 2 (25.00%) CircleCI
6 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (25.00%) Open Source
6 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (25.00%) Banking
6 2 (25.00%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (25.00%) Travis CI
7 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
7 1 (12.50%) GitOps
7 1 (12.50%) Subversion
7 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 1 (12.50%) Ruby

Senior 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 1 (12.50%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 7 (87.50%) AWS
2 3 (37.50%) Azure
3 2 (25.00%) Amazon EKS
3 2 (25.00%) GCP
4 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
4 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (12.50%) OpenShift
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (12.50%) Blockchain
2 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) CircleCI
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) GitLab
2 2 (25.00%) Travis CI
3 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) Kafka
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) React
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (12.50%) iPad
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure as Code
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Microservices
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (12.50%) DevSecOps
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) GitOps
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) Go
3 1 (12.50%) Groovy
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) R
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) AWS Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) Kubernetes
2 5 (62.50%) Terraform
3 2 (25.00%) Ansible
4 1 (12.50%) Grafana
4 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (12.50%) Prometheus
4 1 (12.50%) Puppet
4 1 (12.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Google