Period
to 23 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Site Reliability Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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.

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 183 120 194
Rank change year-on-year -63 +74 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Site Reliability Engineer 4 8 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.10% 0.38% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.42% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
10th Percentile £545 £463 £465
25th Percentile £556 £475 £520
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £625
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -12.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £613 £616 £700
90th Percentile £635 £625 £738
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £563
% change year-on-year +4.55% -2.22% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £48.50
Median hourly rate - - £52.00
75th Percentile - - £55.50
90th Percentile - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - £52.00

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 3,641 1,921 4,624
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.34% 92.44% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,822 1,454 3,632
10th Percentile £358 £306 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £518 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.28% +3.50% -
75th Percentile £650 £603 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 19 60
10th Percentile £13.88 £16.15 £12.38
25th Percentile £18.63 £20.50 £14.19
Median hourly rate £34.75 £23.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +51.09% +16.46% +5.61%
75th Percentile £51.50 £36.88 £25.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £46.35 £49.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +41.41% +23.75% +6.95%

Site Reliability Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Site Reliability Engineer in the City of London

Site Reliability Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Daily rate trend for Site Reliability Engineer in the City of London

Site Reliability Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, Site Reliability 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 Site Reliability Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) CI/CD
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) Data Security
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) Kerberos
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) LDAP
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) High Availability
3 2 (50.00%) Puppet
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) GitHub
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) International Banking
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) SaltStack
3 2 (50.00%) Ansible

Site Reliability 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 (25.00%) Confluence
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) GitHub
1 2 (50.00%) Nutanix
2 1 (25.00%) AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (25.00%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Kerberos
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Serena SBM
2 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) International Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) CI/CD
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Data Security
3 2 (50.00%) High Availability
3 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Security Hardening
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (25.00%) Design Thinking
4 1 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Kernel Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Runbook
4 1 (25.00%) Service-Level Objective
4 1 (25.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Accessibility
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
1 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Ansible
1 2 (50.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
1 2 (50.00%) Terraform
2 1 (25.00%) Control-M
2 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (25.00%) Icinga
2 1 (25.00%) Netcool
2 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (25.00%) QRadar
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) SaltStack
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Altiris
2 1 (25.00%) BMC
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) CyberArk
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Equitrac
2 1 (25.00%) ForgeRock
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Serena
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (25.00%) Sophos
2 1 (25.00%) Splunk
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (25.00%) ThinPrint