Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 16 17
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 +31
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1,098 803 628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 12.27% 8.95% 8.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.81% 10.09% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 672 521
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £454 £425 £410
90th Percentile £675 £711 £675
London median daily rate £550 £547 £525
% change year-on-year +0.55% +4.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £75.00
% change year-on-year - -53.33% +42.86%

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 7,952 7,962 6,502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 88.84% 88.71% 88.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,068 6,215 5,083
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £656
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 89 54
Central London median hourly rate £21.07 £20.50 £19.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +5.34% -6.22%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.81 £12.83
90th Percentile £37.09 £40.65 £55.00
London median hourly rate £25.25 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.78% -8.00% +28.30%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Central London

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in Central London

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in Central London over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Central London

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor 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 15 February 2019. 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 +5 778 £550 - 332
West End of London +7 77 £550 +4.76% 1
Southwark +2 76 £575 +4.55% 1
City of Westminster +4 44 £550 +8.64% 2
Kensington and Chelsea - 2 £550 -
Camden -7 1 £525 +5.00% 1
DevOps
London

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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.

1 509 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
2 419 (38.16%) Docker
3 381 (34.70%) Amazon AWS
4 348 (31.69%) Finance
5 347 (31.60%) Java
6 339 (30.87%) Kubernetes
7 336 (30.60%) Microsoft Azure
8 310 (28.23%) Terraform
9 293 (26.68%) Jenkins
10 281 (25.59%) Linux
11 262 (23.86%) Python
12 240 (21.86%) Ansible
13 227 (20.67%) Microservices
14 200 (18.21%) JavaScript
15 187 (17.03%) TDD
16 172 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
17 171 (15.57%) Scrum
18 165 (15.03%) Git (software)
19 135 (12.30%) Opscode Chef
20 134 (12.20%) SQL
21 130 (11.84%) Banking
22 126 (11.48%) Node.js
23 125 (11.38%) Windows
24 124 (11.29%) Spring
25 116 (10.56%) .NET
26 115 (10.47%) Puppet
27 113 (10.29%) C#
28 112 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
29 106 (9.65%) Microsoft
30 103 (9.38%) Test Automation

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 53 (4.83%) Confluence
2 51 (4.64%) Elasticsearch
3 34 (3.10%) Apache Spark
4 26 (2.37%) Apache
5 23 (2.09%) nginx
6 22 (2.00%) IIS
7 17 (1.55%) Tomcat
8 15 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
9 13 (1.18%) WordPress
10 11 (1.00%) SharePoint
11 10 (0.91%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.82%) CMS
13 8 (0.73%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.64%) Jetty
14 7 (0.64%) Mongrel
15 5 (0.46%) SAS
16 4 (0.36%) Drupal
17 3 (0.27%) JBoss
18 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.91%) Distributed Ledger
2 7 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.46%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 381 (34.70%) Amazon AWS
2 336 (30.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (6.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 64 (5.83%) PaaS
5 50 (4.55%) GitHub
6 44 (4.01%) Serverless
7 39 (3.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 39 (3.55%) AWS Lambda
8 38 (3.46%) IaaS
9 35 (3.19%) SaaS
10 33 (3.01%) OpenShift
11 31 (2.82%) Datadog
12 27 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
13 22 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
14 21 (1.91%) Office 365
15 19 (1.73%) Amazon S3
16 17 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 14 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
18 10 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 10 (0.91%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.10%) HTTP
2 20 (1.82%) DNS
3 18 (1.64%) Firewall
3 18 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.00%) Network Security
4 11 (1.00%) SSL
4 11 (1.00%) VPN
5 9 (0.82%) Internet
5 9 (0.82%) Kerberos
6 8 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (0.73%) DHCP
6 8 (0.73%) FTP
6 8 (0.73%) IPsec
7 3 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.27%) Wireless
8 2 (0.18%) AMQP
8 2 (0.18%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.18%) OSPF
8 2 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (7.19%) NoSQL
2 76 (6.92%) SQL Server
3 70 (6.38%) MongoDB
3 70 (6.38%) Redis
4 45 (4.10%) Apache Cassandra
4 45 (4.10%) Big Data
5 43 (3.92%) MySQL
6 34 (3.10%) Hadoop
7 33 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (3.01%) Relational Database
8 25 (2.28%) Blockchain
9 20 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
10 19 (1.73%) Riak
11 17 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 14 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (1.18%) Data Lake
13 13 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (1.00%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.91%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 293 (26.68%) Jenkins
2 165 (15.03%) Git (software)
3 96 (8.74%) JIRA
4 93 (8.47%) Maven
5 70 (6.38%) Visual Studio Team System
6 65 (5.92%) Selenium
7 48 (4.37%) Gradle
8 43 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
8 43 (3.92%) TeamCity
9 36 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 35 (3.19%) Sonatype Nexus
11 31 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 31 (2.82%) Cucumber
12 26 (2.37%) Visual Studio
13 25 (2.28%) Bitbucket
13 25 (2.28%) Subversion
14 24 (2.19%) SpecFlow
15 22 (2.00%) JUnit
15 22 (2.00%) Travis CI
16 19 (1.73%) gulp
General
1 348 (31.69%) Finance
2 130 (11.84%) Banking
3 20 (1.82%) Front Office
4 17 (1.55%) Law
4 17 (1.55%) Retail
5 14 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.09%) Marketing
7 11 (1.00%) Games
7 11 (1.00%) Publishing
8 9 (0.82%) Advertising
9 8 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.64%) Billing
10 7 (0.64%) Legal
11 5 (0.46%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.46%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.18%) Automotive
13 2 (0.18%) Back Office
13 2 (0.18%) International Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 481 (43.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 297 (27.05%) Developer
3 130 (11.84%) Azure DevOps
3 130 (11.84%) Java Developer
4 121 (11.02%) Azure Engineer
5 113 (10.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 111 (10.11%) AWS DevOps
7 99 (9.02%) AWS Engineer
8 95 (8.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 94 (8.56%) Senior DevOps
10 87 (7.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 74 (6.74%) Senior Developer
12 61 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 60 (5.46%) Linux Engineer
14 57 (5.19%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 55 (5.01%) Architect
16 54 (4.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 49 (4.46%) Java Engineer
18 46 (4.19%) Cloud Engineer
18 46 (4.19%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (11.48%) Node.js
2 124 (11.29%) Spring
3 116 (10.56%) .NET
4 101 (9.20%) HTML
4 101 (9.20%) Kafka
5 87 (7.92%) REST
5 87 (7.92%) Spring Boot
6 83 (7.56%) RESTful
7 74 (6.74%) AngularJS
8 72 (6.56%) CSS
9 71 (6.47%) React
10 64 (5.83%) JSON
11 57 (5.19%) HTML5
12 53 (4.83%) Hibernate
13 52 (4.74%) Web Services
14 49 (4.46%) X-Windows
15 38 (3.46%) CSS3
16 36 (3.28%) jQuery
17 33 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
18 30 (2.73%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.19%) Greenfield Project
2 47 (4.28%) Mobile App
3 43 (3.92%) Cloud Native
4 40 (3.64%) Fintech
5 31 (2.82%) User Experience
6 30 (2.73%) iPad
7 24 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (1.73%) Public Cloud
9 18 (1.64%) Algorithms
9 18 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (1.64%) Fat Client
9 18 (1.64%) Thin Client
10 16 (1.46%) Clustering
11 11 (1.00%) Data Structures
12 10 (0.91%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.73%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.64%) FMCG
14 7 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (0.64%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 281 (25.59%) Linux
2 125 (11.38%) Windows
3 80 (7.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 75 (6.83%) Windows Server
5 50 (4.55%) Unix
6 30 (2.73%) Android
7 27 (2.46%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.82%) CentOS
8 9 (0.82%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.36%) Mesosphere
10 3 (0.27%) Debian
10 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.18%) Solaris
11 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.091%) AIX
12 1 (0.091%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.091%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.091%) Fedora
12 1 (0.091%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (20.67%) Microservices
3 187 (17.03%) TDD
4 172 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
5 171 (15.57%) Scrum
6 112 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
7 103 (9.38%) Test Automation
8 102 (9.29%) BDD
9 89 (8.11%) Configuration Management
10 80 (7.29%) Open Source
11 76 (6.92%) E-Commerce
11 76 (6.92%) Kanban
12 67 (6.10%) Deployment Automation
13 59 (5.37%) Mentoring
13 59 (5.37%) Migration
14 58 (5.28%) Continuous Deployment
14 58 (5.28%) Problem-Solving
15 52 (4.74%) Software Engineering
16 47 (4.28%) User Stories
17 44 (4.01%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 347 (31.60%) Java
2 262 (23.86%) Python
3 200 (18.21%) JavaScript
4 134 (12.20%) SQL
5 113 (10.29%) C#
6 99 (9.02%) PowerShell
7 95 (8.65%) Bash Shell
8 84 (7.65%) Java 8
9 71 (6.47%) Ruby
10 63 (5.74%) Scala
11 42 (3.83%) Go
12 34 (3.10%) Groovy
13 33 (3.01%) PHP
14 23 (2.09%) Perl
15 22 (2.00%) TypeScript
16 18 (1.64%) Shell Script
17 16 (1.46%) ES6
18 11 (1.00%) R
19 9 (0.82%) PL/SQL
20 8 (0.73%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (5.37%) Degree
2 45 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 37 (3.37%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.55%) AWS Certification
5 17 (1.55%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.64%) RHCE
8 5 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.46%) CCNP
8 5 (0.46%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (0.46%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.27%) CCIE
9 3 (0.27%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.18%) OSCP
11 1 (0.091%) SAFe Agilist
11 1 (0.091%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.37%) QA
2 5 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (0.46%) PMO
3 3 (0.27%) PSD2
4 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.18%) WAI
5 1 (0.091%) COBIT
5 1 (0.091%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.091%) GDPR
5 1 (0.091%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.091%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.091%) MiFID
5 1 (0.091%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.091%) SLA
5 1 (0.091%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 419 (38.16%) Docker
2 80 (7.29%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.73%) HDFS
4 8 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.73%) Xen
5 7 (0.64%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.27%) Varnish
7 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.18%) KVM
7 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.18%) XenApp
8 1 (0.091%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.091%) etcd
8 1 (0.091%) LXC
8 1 (0.091%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.091%) pfSense
8 1 (0.091%) Samba
8 1 (0.091%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 339 (30.87%) Kubernetes
2 310 (28.23%) Terraform
3 240 (21.86%) Ansible
4 135 (12.30%) Opscode Chef
5 115 (10.47%) Puppet
6 33 (3.01%) Kibana
7 31 (2.82%) Packer
8 24 (2.19%) logstash
9 23 (2.09%) Grafana
10 17 (1.55%) Consul
11 14 (1.28%) Prometheus
12 12 (1.09%) Mesos
12 12 (1.09%) ZABBIX
13 11 (1.00%) Nagios
13 11 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.82%) Graphite
14 9 (0.82%) Salt
15 7 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
15 7 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
16 6 (0.55%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 106 (9.65%) Microsoft
2 63 (5.74%) Google
3 42 (3.83%) Oracle
4 41 (3.73%) Splunk
5 29 (2.64%) Red Hat
6 18 (1.64%) Atlassian
7 16 (1.46%) New Relic
8 15 (1.37%) SAP
9 12 (1.09%) IBM
9 12 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.00%) Cisco
10 11 (1.00%) hybris
10 11 (1.00%) SaltStack
10 11 (1.00%) VMware
11 10 (0.91%) Adobe
12 8 (0.73%) Citrix
12 8 (0.73%) PagerDuty
12 8 (0.73%) ServiceNow
13 7 (0.64%) Hortonworks
13 7 (0.64%) Tableau