The table below looks at the statistics for DevOps skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DevOps over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DevOps
Rank 64 98 197
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +99
Contract jobs citing DevOps 753 501 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.13% 2.06% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.92% 2.61% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 369 227
Average daily rate
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£475 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £416
% change year-on-year
- -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - £15.50
DevOps
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19209 19220 19867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.81% 79.03% 78.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13729 13396 13902
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 219 241
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -8.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

DevOps
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DevOps across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

DevOps Jobs Demand Trend in London

DevOps
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DevOps across the London region.

DevOps Daily Rate Trend in London

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DevOps across the London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

DevOps Daily Rate Histogram in London

DevOps
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DevOps across the London region.

DevOps Hourly Rate Trend in London

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +55 182 £475 - 37
Croydon -5 16 £463 -5.12% 1
Canary Wharf -5 5 £500 -16.66%
Docklands, London - 4 £350 -
Ealing - 2 £563 -
Hammersmith - 2 - - 1
Bromley -7 1 £425 -5.55%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - - 1
Uxbridge - 1 £480 - 1
Wembley - 1 £390 -
Mayfair - 1 £600 -
DevOps
England

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing DevOps also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DevOps.

1 669 (49.89%) Linux
2 622 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
3 580 (43.25%) Puppet
4 550 (41.01%) Java
5 440 (32.81%) Amazon AWS
6 433 (32.29%) Opscode Chef
7 423 (31.54%) Jenkins
8 409 (30.50%) Continuous Integration
9 386 (28.78%) Python
10 341 (25.43%) Ruby
11 315 (23.49%) Git (software)
12 276 (20.58%) Configuration Management
13 255 (19.02%) Ansible
14 250 (18.64%) TDD
15 247 (18.42%) Scrum
16 232 (17.30%) Windows
17 227 (16.93%) MySQL
18 218 (16.26%) Web Services
19 217 (16.18%) UNIX
20 205 (15.29%) Perl
20 205 (15.29%) Docker
21 186 (13.87%) Open Source
22 183 (13.65%) MongoDB
22 183 (13.65%) JavaScript
23 180 (13.42%) Bash Shell
24 177 (13.20%) Apache
25 176 (13.12%) SQL
26 173 (12.90%) Finance
27 168 (12.53%) VMware
28 158 (11.78%) PHP

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing DevOps also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DevOps. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 177 (13.20%) Apache
2 152 (11.33%) Tomcat
3 104 (7.76%) OpenStack
4 99 (7.38%) Node.js
5 82 (6.11%) IIS
6 80 (5.97%) nginx
7 72 (5.37%) JBoss
8 60 (4.47%) Elasticsearch
9 59 (4.40%) Confluence
10 35 (2.61%) WebSphere
11 26 (1.94%) WebLogic
12 24 (1.79%) Drupal
13 23 (1.72%) Apache Spark
14 18 (1.34%) Jetty
15 16 (1.19%) Apache Solr
16 14 (1.04%) Mule ESB
17 13 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 8 (0.60%) WebSphere Portal
18 8 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
18 8 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.15%) HipChat
4 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.15%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.075%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 440 (32.81%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (4.77%) Amazon EC2
4 49 (3.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 38 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 38 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (2.68%) PaaS
7 30 (2.24%) SaaS
7 30 (2.24%) Amazon S3
8 23 (1.72%) IaaS
9 20 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
9 20 (1.49%) GitHub
10 16 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
12 10 (0.75%) Google App Engine
12 10 (0.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 8 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 3 (0.22%) Route 53
15 3 (0.22%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 90 (6.71%) HTTP
2 86 (6.41%) DNS
3 68 (5.07%) TCP/IP
4 62 (4.62%) Firewall
5 55 (4.10%) Internet
6 37 (2.76%) SSL
7 31 (2.31%) VPN
8 21 (1.57%) DHCP
8 21 (1.57%) LDAP
9 19 (1.42%) Reverse Proxy
10 15 (1.12%) DMZ
11 13 (0.97%) IPsec
12 12 (0.89%) SNMP
13 11 (0.82%) FTP
14 10 (0.75%) Network Security
15 9 (0.67%) SMTP
16 8 (0.60%) SSH
17 7 (0.52%) Kerberos
17 7 (0.52%) Unified Communications
17 7 (0.52%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (16.93%) MySQL
2 183 (13.65%) MongoDB
3 126 (9.40%) NoSQL
4 105 (7.83%) SQL Server
5 104 (7.76%) PostgreSQL
6 81 (6.04%) Redis
7 79 (5.89%) Big Data
7 79 (5.89%) Hadoop
8 59 (4.40%) Relational Database
9 41 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
10 32 (2.39%) RDBMS
11 23 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
12 21 (1.57%) CouchDB
13 17 (1.27%) HBase
14 16 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (1.19%) DB2
15 15 (1.12%) Apache Hive
16 13 (0.97%) Couchbase
17 10 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
17 10 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 423 (31.54%) Jenkins
2 315 (23.49%) Git (software)
3 144 (10.74%) Maven
4 118 (8.80%) JIRA
5 91 (6.79%) Subversion
6 86 (6.41%) TeamCity
7 55 (4.10%) Hudson
8 54 (4.03%) Ant
9 48 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 41 (3.06%) Cucumber
11 40 (2.98%) Artifactory
11 40 (2.98%) Selenium
12 33 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 32 (2.39%) Mercurial
14 30 (2.24%) Gerrit
15 29 (2.16%) Gradle
16 21 (1.57%) Jasmine
16 21 (1.57%) JMeter
17 20 (1.49%) SonarQube
18 18 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 173 (12.90%) Finance
2 99 (7.38%) Banking
3 53 (3.95%) Retail
4 34 (2.54%) Investment Banking
5 32 (2.39%) Games
6 29 (2.16%) Publishing
7 24 (1.79%) Marketing
8 17 (1.27%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.97%) Law
9 13 (0.97%) Billing
10 10 (0.75%) Legal
11 8 (0.60%) Front Office
12 6 (0.45%) Back Office
12 6 (0.45%) Advertising
13 5 (0.37%) Automotive
14 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.075%) Electronics
15 1 (0.075%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.075%) German Language
15 1 (0.075%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 536 (39.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 225 (16.78%) Developer
3 138 (10.29%) Architect
4 107 (7.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 93 (6.94%) Java Developer
6 67 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 63 (4.70%) Consultant
8 54 (4.03%) Linux Engineer
9 46 (3.43%) Systems Administrator
10 45 (3.36%) Administrator
10 45 (3.36%) DevOps Consultant
11 41 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
12 36 (2.68%) Senior Developer
13 31 (2.31%) Technical Architect
14 28 (2.09%) Analyst
15 25 (1.86%) Systems Engineer
16 19 (1.42%) Senior Java Developer
16 19 (1.42%) Cloud Engineer
17 18 (1.34%) Software Engineer
18 16 (1.19%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (16.26%) Web Services
2 147 (10.96%) .NET
3 145 (10.81%) HTML
4 94 (7.01%) CSS
5 93 (6.94%) J2EE
6 92 (6.86%) LAMP
7 91 (6.79%) HTML5
8 83 (6.19%) AngularJS
9 79 (5.89%) RESTful
10 71 (5.29%) REST
10 71 (5.29%) Spring
11 53 (3.95%) Middleware
12 52 (3.88%) JSON
13 46 (3.43%) SOAP
14 41 (3.06%) XML
15 40 (2.98%) RabbitMQ
16 39 (2.91%) jQuery
17 35 (2.61%) Ruby on Rails
18 33 (2.46%) CSS3
19 29 (2.16%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 44 (3.28%) Mobile App
2 42 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (2.98%) Data Centre
4 36 (2.68%) User Experience
5 26 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (1.86%) Public Cloud
7 20 (1.49%) Digital Media
8 19 (1.42%) Private Cloud
8 19 (1.42%) Computer Science
9 16 (1.19%) Algorithms
10 15 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (0.89%) Management Information System
12 12 (0.89%) PKI
13 10 (0.75%) Visualisation
13 10 (0.75%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.67%) iPad
14 9 (0.67%) iPhone
14 9 (0.67%) Online Games
14 9 (0.67%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 669 (49.89%) Linux
2 232 (17.30%) Windows
3 217 (16.18%) UNIX
4 145 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 114 (8.50%) Ubuntu
6 111 (8.28%) CentOS
7 33 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.19%) Debian
10 15 (1.12%) AIX
10 15 (1.12%) Solaris
11 13 (0.97%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.67%) Android
13 8 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.37%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.37%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.30%) FreeBSD
15 4 (0.30%) VMS
15 4 (0.30%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.22%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 622 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
2 409 (30.50%) Continuous Integration
3 276 (20.58%) Configuration Management
4 250 (18.64%) TDD
5 247 (18.42%) Scrum
6 186 (13.87%) Open Source
7 156 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
8 134 (9.99%) E-Commerce
9 124 (9.25%) BDD
10 77 (5.74%) SOA
11 74 (5.52%) Kanban
12 73 (5.44%) MVC
12 73 (5.44%) Software Engineering
13 65 (4.85%) OO
14 59 (4.40%) Automated Testing
15 57 (4.25%) Release Management
16 56 (4.18%) Load Balancing
17 55 (4.10%) Mentoring
18 54 (4.03%) Pair Programming
19 51 (3.80%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 550 (41.01%) Java
2 386 (28.78%) Python
3 341 (25.43%) Ruby
4 205 (15.29%) Perl
5 183 (13.65%) JavaScript
6 180 (13.42%) Bash Shell
7 176 (13.12%) SQL
8 158 (11.78%) PHP
9 117 (8.72%) PowerShell
10 97 (7.23%) C#
11 77 (5.74%) Scala
12 52 (3.88%) Shell Script
13 50 (3.73%) C++
14 39 (2.91%) Clojure
15 31 (2.31%) Go
16 26 (1.94%) C
17 21 (1.57%) Groovy
18 10 (0.75%) VBScript
19 5 (0.37%) PL/SQL
20 4 (0.30%) LINC
Qualifications
1 86 (6.41%) Security Cleared
2 62 (4.62%) SC Cleared
3 44 (3.28%) Degree
4 15 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.60%) CISM
5 8 (0.60%) CISSP
6 6 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.37%) CISA
8 4 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.30%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.22%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.22%) RHCE
9 3 (0.22%) CCNA
9 3 (0.22%) JNCIA
9 3 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.22%) CCSA
10 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.15%) MCSE
10 2 (0.15%) PhD
10 2 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (6.49%) QA
2 18 (1.34%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.75%) SLA
4 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 205 (15.29%) Docker
2 95 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (2.68%) vCloud
4 25 (1.86%) Varnish
5 19 (1.42%) VMware ESX
6 18 (1.34%) vSphere
7 14 (1.04%) Active Directory
7 14 (1.04%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.82%) KVM
9 9 (0.67%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.37%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.30%) NFS
11 4 (0.30%) Xen
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.22%) QEMU
12 3 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.22%) Ceph
12 3 (0.22%) LXC
13 2 (0.15%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 580 (43.25%) Puppet
2 433 (32.29%) Opscode Chef
3 255 (19.02%) Ansible
4 124 (9.25%) Nagios
5 102 (7.61%) Vagrant
6 79 (5.89%) Salt
7 55 (4.10%) ZABBIX
8 46 (3.43%) logstash
9 37 (2.76%) Kibana
10 31 (2.31%) HAProxy
11 24 (1.79%) Zenoss
11 24 (1.79%) Rundeck
12 19 (1.42%) Icinga
13 16 (1.19%) Graphite
13 16 (1.19%) BladeLogic
13 16 (1.19%) Capistrano
14 15 (1.12%) ITRS Geneos
14 15 (1.12%) Kubernetes
14 15 (1.12%) Mesos
15 11 (0.82%) yum
Vendors
1 168 (12.53%) VMware
2 153 (11.41%) Red Hat
3 116 (8.65%) Microsoft
4 106 (7.90%) Oracle
5 56 (4.18%) Atlassian
6 47 (3.50%) New Relic
6 47 (3.50%) IBM
7 46 (3.43%) Google
8 43 (3.21%) Splunk
9 30 (2.24%) Rackspace
10 28 (2.09%) SaltStack
11 24 (1.79%) HP
12 22 (1.64%) Cisco
12 22 (1.64%) Perforce
13 19 (1.42%) Adobe
13 19 (1.42%) AppDynamics
14 13 (0.97%) Serena
15 12 (0.89%) Sybase
16 11 (0.82%) EMC
17 10 (0.75%) Sun
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