Period
to 14 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for DevOps skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DevOps over the 6 months to 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the 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.

DevOps
London > Central London
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 9 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 +2
Contract jobs citing DevOps 351 1,063 960
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 13.82% 12.77% 10.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.71% 14.15% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 866 765
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £388 £425 £425
90th Percentile £675 £700 £708
London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +16.67% -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +7.69% +62.50%

DevOps is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,234 7,514 8,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.99% 90.27% 88.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,538 5,843 6,281
Median daily rate £515 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £328 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 81 121
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% -
10th Percentile £13.13 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £47.75 £56.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year +45.35% +4.70% -0.54%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Central London

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps in Central London.

Daily rate trend for DevOps in Central London

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps in Central London over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in Central London

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for DevOps in Central London

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the Central London region over the 6 months to 14 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 296 £550 - 162
West End of London -7 4 £525 -6.67% 2
City of Westminster -5 3 £750 +36.36% 1
Southwark +10 2 £438 -20.45%
DevOps
London

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 153 (43.59%) Azure
2 132 (37.61%) Kubernetes
3 129 (36.75%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (36.18%) AWS
5 119 (33.90%) Docker
6 103 (29.34%) Terraform
7 99 (28.21%) Python
8 90 (25.64%) Ansible
9 86 (24.50%) Jenkins
10 84 (23.93%) Finance
11 74 (21.08%) Java
12 70 (19.94%) Linux
13 61 (17.38%) Git (software)
14 54 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
15 53 (15.10%) Microsoft
15 53 (15.10%) Microservices
16 52 (14.81%) Infrastructure as Code
17 51 (14.53%) SQL
18 48 (13.68%) Test Automation
19 47 (13.39%) Security Cleared
19 47 (13.39%) .NET
20 46 (13.11%) SQL Server
21 42 (11.97%) C#
21 42 (11.97%) GCP
22 39 (11.11%) PowerShell
23 38 (10.83%) Bash Shell
24 37 (10.54%) TDD
25 36 (10.26%) Scrum
26 34 (9.69%) JavaScript
26 34 (9.69%) JIRA

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 21 (5.98%) Confluence
2 9 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.14%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.14%) nginx
4 4 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.85%) Apache
5 3 (0.85%) SAS
6 2 (0.57%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.57%) IIS
6 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.28%) CMS
7 1 (0.28%) JBoss
7 1 (0.28%) Liferay
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.28%) Figma
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.28%) Magento
2 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 153 (43.59%) Azure
2 127 (36.18%) AWS
3 42 (11.97%) GCP
4 25 (7.12%) GitHub
5 19 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (5.13%) OpenShift
7 17 (4.84%) PaaS
8 16 (4.56%) SaaS
8 16 (4.56%) Serverless
9 15 (4.27%) Amazon EKS
9 15 (4.27%) Power Platform
10 13 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (3.70%) IaaS
11 12 (3.42%) Amazon S3
12 11 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (2.56%) Amazon ECS
13 9 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (1.99%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (1.99%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.99%) DNS
1 7 (1.99%) VPN
2 6 (1.71%) Internet
3 5 (1.42%) Firewall
4 3 (0.85%) DHCP
4 3 (0.85%) HTTP
4 3 (0.85%) Intranet
4 3 (0.85%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.57%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.57%) Network Security
5 2 (0.57%) SAN
5 2 (0.57%) SNMP
5 2 (0.57%) WAN
6 1 (0.28%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.28%) HSRP
6 1 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.28%) IPv4
6 1 (0.28%) MPLS
6 1 (0.28%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.84%) Big Data
2 17 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (4.27%) Power BI
4 13 (3.70%) NoSQL
5 12 (3.42%) MySQL
5 12 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.85%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (2.56%) Cosmos DB
7 9 (2.56%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.56%) Redis
8 7 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.71%) Data Lake
10 5 (1.42%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.42%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 86 (24.50%) Jenkins
2 61 (17.38%) Git (software)
3 34 (9.69%) JIRA
4 18 (5.13%) Visual Studio
5 14 (3.99%) JUnit
5 14 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (3.70%) GitLab
6 13 (3.70%) Maven
7 12 (3.42%) Bitbucket
7 12 (3.42%) Selenium
7 12 (3.42%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (2.85%) Cucumber
8 10 (2.85%) TeamCity
9 8 (2.28%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.71%) Mockito
11 6 (1.71%) SpecFlow
11 6 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (1.42%) Subversion
General
1 84 (23.93%) Finance
2 33 (9.40%) Banking
3 21 (5.98%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.70%) Retail
5 12 (3.42%) Front Office
6 8 (2.28%) Games
6 8 (2.28%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.71%) Marketing
8 5 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.14%) Law
9 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.85%) Electronics
11 2 (0.57%) Advertising
11 2 (0.57%) International Banking
11 2 (0.57%) Police
12 1 (0.28%) French Language
12 1 (0.28%) Local Government
12 1 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (39.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 76 (21.65%) Developer
3 30 (8.55%) Architect
4 28 (7.98%) AWS Engineer
5 27 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
6 26 (7.41%) Azure Engineer
7 24 (6.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 19 (5.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 19 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
9 17 (4.84%) Azure DevOps
10 15 (4.27%) Java Developer
11 14 (3.99%) C# Developer
12 13 (3.70%) Data Engineer
13 12 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (3.13%) Senior Developer
15 10 (2.85%) .NET Developer
15 10 (2.85%) Analyst
16 9 (2.56%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 9 (2.56%) Senior DevOps
16 9 (2.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.39%) .NET
2 30 (8.55%) AngularJS
3 26 (7.41%) Node.js
4 22 (6.27%) HTML
5 18 (5.13%) Web Services
6 17 (4.84%) .NET Core
6 17 (4.84%) CSS
7 16 (4.56%) Kafka
8 15 (4.27%) HTML5
8 15 (4.27%) REST
9 14 (3.99%) React
10 13 (3.70%) RESTful
11 11 (3.13%) ASP.NET
11 11 (3.13%) Spring
12 10 (2.85%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (2.28%) .NET Framework
13 8 (2.28%) LDAP
14 7 (1.99%) CSS3
14 7 (1.99%) Entity Framework
14 7 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (3.70%) Cloud Native
3 11 (3.13%) User Experience
4 10 (2.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.71%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.42%) Augmented Reality
8 5 (1.42%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.42%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.14%) iPad
9 4 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.14%) Wiki
10 3 (0.85%) Blog
10 3 (0.85%) Clustering
10 3 (0.85%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.85%) SCORM
10 3 (0.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 70 (19.94%) Linux
2 29 (8.26%) Windows
3 24 (6.84%) Unix
4 9 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.28%) Android
6 6 (1.71%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.14%) CentOS
9 3 (0.85%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.57%) Debian
10 2 (0.57%) Solaris
10 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.28%) VMS
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (36.75%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 53 (15.10%) Microservices
4 52 (14.81%) Infrastructure as Code
5 48 (13.68%) Test Automation
6 37 (10.54%) TDD
7 36 (10.26%) Scrum
8 32 (9.12%) Software Engineering
9 29 (8.26%) Configuration Management
10 24 (6.84%) BDD
11 23 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (6.55%) Continuous Delivery
12 21 (5.98%) Open Source
13 19 (5.41%) Migration
14 16 (4.56%) Asset Management
14 16 (4.56%) ETL
14 16 (4.56%) Fintech
14 16 (4.56%) ITIL
14 16 (4.56%) Kanban
14 16 (4.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 99 (28.21%) Python
2 74 (21.08%) Java
3 51 (14.53%) SQL
4 42 (11.97%) C#
5 39 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 38 (10.83%) Bash Shell
7 34 (9.69%) JavaScript
8 17 (4.84%) Ruby
9 13 (3.70%) Perl
10 12 (3.42%) T-SQL
10 12 (3.42%) TypeScript
11 11 (3.13%) Go
12 9 (2.56%) Groovy
12 9 (2.56%) R
12 9 (2.56%) Scala
12 9 (2.56%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.28%) Java 8
14 7 (1.99%) C
15 6 (1.71%) PHP
16 5 (1.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 47 (13.39%) Security Cleared
2 33 (9.40%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.13%) Degree
4 7 (1.99%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.42%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.14%) ISEB
7 3 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.85%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.28%) CCIE
9 1 (0.28%) CCNP
9 1 (0.28%) CISM
9 1 (0.28%) CISSP
9 1 (0.28%) CRISC
9 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.28%) MCSA
9 1 (0.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.56%) QA
2 3 (0.85%) WCAG
3 2 (0.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 119 (33.90%) Docker
2 15 (4.27%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.85%) HDFS
5 2 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.57%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.57%) zsh
6 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 132 (37.61%) Kubernetes
2 103 (29.34%) Terraform
3 90 (25.64%) Ansible
4 33 (9.40%) Puppet
5 25 (7.12%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (3.70%) Packer
7 12 (3.42%) Grafana
7 12 (3.42%) Prometheus
8 11 (3.13%) Istio
9 6 (1.71%) Kibana
9 6 (1.71%) Salt
10 4 (1.14%) Kubeflow
11 3 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.85%) logstash
11 3 (0.85%) Nagios
11 3 (0.85%) Rancher
11 3 (0.85%) SCOM
12 2 (0.57%) Consul
12 2 (0.57%) Mesos
12 2 (0.57%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 53 (15.10%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.42%) Oracle
3 11 (3.13%) Google
3 11 (3.13%) VMware
4 9 (2.56%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.28%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.28%) ServiceNow
5 8 (2.28%) Splunk
6 7 (1.99%) Databricks
6 7 (1.99%) SaltStack
6 7 (1.99%) Tableau
7 6 (1.71%) Cloudera
7 6 (1.71%) SAP
8 4 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.85%) Cisco
9 3 (0.85%) Citrix
9 3 (0.85%) RedGate
9 3 (0.85%) Sybase
9 3 (0.85%) Veritas
10 2 (0.57%) Cadence