Period
to 26 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior DevOps was £675 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 26 February 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 174 197 194
Rank change year-on-year +23 -3 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 16 57 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 0.83% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.88% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 46 58
City of London median daily rate £675 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £573 £538 £473
90th Percentile £731 £688 £679
Central London median daily rate £625 £650 £575
% change year-on-year -3.85% +13.04% -4.17%
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 4,361 6,481 6,661
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.16% 94.72% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,309 5,066 5,281
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £306 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 72 99
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +8.09% -5.72%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.47 £35.00 £34.05
Central London median hourly rate £22.33 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +19.41% - +5.69%

Senior DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps in the City of London

Senior 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 Senior DevOps in the City of London.

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

Senior DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior DevOps in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

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

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, Senior 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 Senior DevOps in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) DevOps
2 15 (93.75%) Kubernetes
3 11 (68.75%) AWS
4 8 (50.00%) Docker
4 8 (50.00%) Terraform
5 7 (43.75%) Azure
5 7 (43.75%) Python
6 6 (37.50%) Microservices
7 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (31.25%) Ansible
7 5 (31.25%) GCP
8 4 (25.00%) Linux
9 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
9 3 (18.75%) Puppet
9 3 (18.75%) Kafka
9 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
9 3 (18.75%) Go
9 3 (18.75%) Banking
9 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
9 3 (18.75%) Java
9 3 (18.75%) Google
9 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
9 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (18.75%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (12.50%) Prometheus
10 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
10 2 (12.50%) Amazon Kinesis

Senior 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 1 (6.25%) Apache Spark
1 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (6.25%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 11 (68.75%) AWS
2 7 (43.75%) Azure
3 5 (31.25%) GCP
4 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (12.50%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (12.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (12.50%) SaaS
6 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (6.25%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (6.25%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
6 1 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (6.25%) OpenShift
6 1 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (6.25%) Blockchain
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (6.25%) CircleCI
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) GitLab
2 1 (6.25%) Maven
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
2 1 (6.25%) Travis CI
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Kafka
2 2 (12.50%) Celery
2 2 (12.50%) Flask
2 2 (12.50%) Gearman
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) DevOps
2 6 (37.50%) Microservices
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 3 (18.75%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Open Source
5 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
6 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
2 3 (18.75%) Go
2 3 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) R
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (93.75%) Kubernetes
2 8 (50.00%) Terraform
3 5 (31.25%) Ansible
4 3 (18.75%) Puppet
5 2 (12.50%) Prometheus
6 1 (6.25%) Grafana
6 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (6.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Google