Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 18 21
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 +41
Contract jobs citing DevOps 919 635 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.27% 7.99% 7.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.77% 8.99% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 499 496
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -2.78% +13.68%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £413
90th Percentile £690 £675 £650
London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £56.25 £40.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +40.63% -15.34% +5.00%

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 7,805 7,063 7,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.19% 88.84% 87.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,095 5,423 5,677
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 73 61
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £13.23 £13.06 £11.25
90th Percentile £32.90 £31.35 £55.00
London median hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £21.22
% change year-on-year -4.26% +10.73% +6.11%

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 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 September 2018. 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 +8 657 £550 +2.09% 308
West End of London +5 58 £575 +6.98% 38
Southwark -5 30 £550 +11.68%
City of Westminster 0 17 £600 +14.29%
DevOps
London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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.

1 493 (53.65%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (41.46%) Docker
3 366 (39.83%) Amazon AWS
4 286 (31.12%) Jenkins
5 278 (30.25%) Python
6 276 (30.03%) Java
7 260 (28.29%) Kubernetes
8 234 (25.46%) Linux
9 214 (23.29%) Finance
10 209 (22.74%) Ansible
11 207 (22.52%) Terraform
12 189 (20.57%) Microsoft Azure
13 187 (20.35%) Git (software)
14 180 (19.59%) TDD
15 164 (17.85%) Continuous Integration
16 155 (16.87%) Puppet
17 149 (16.21%) JavaScript
18 144 (15.67%) Bash Shell
19 143 (15.56%) Scrum
20 139 (15.13%) Opscode Chef
21 134 (14.58%) Banking
22 132 (14.36%) Ruby
23 124 (13.49%) Microservices
24 106 (11.53%) Node.js
25 105 (11.43%) Kafka
25 105 (11.43%) Configuration Management
26 95 (10.34%) Test Automation
27 93 (10.12%) BDD
28 87 (9.47%) GitHub
29 86 (9.36%) MongoDB

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 35 (3.81%) Confluence
2 32 (3.48%) Cloud Foundry
2 32 (3.48%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (2.61%) Apache
3 24 (2.61%) Apache Spark
4 21 (2.29%) Tomcat
5 14 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 14 (1.52%) IIS
5 14 (1.52%) nginx
6 13 (1.41%) WordPress
7 8 (0.87%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.65%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.44%) CMS
9 4 (0.44%) Jetty
9 4 (0.44%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.33%) Mule
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.63%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.76%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.22%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 366 (39.83%) Amazon AWS
2 189 (20.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (9.47%) GitHub
4 73 (7.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 57 (6.20%) PaaS
6 52 (5.66%) IaaS
7 48 (5.22%) Amazon S3
8 43 (4.68%) Amazon EC2
9 42 (4.57%) AWS CloudFormation
10 33 (3.59%) npm
11 32 (3.48%) Serverless
12 28 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
13 26 (2.83%) IBM Cloud
14 25 (2.72%) Heroku
14 25 (2.72%) SaaS
15 23 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 21 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
17 19 (2.07%) Amazon ELB
18 17 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 15 (1.63%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.29%) Firewall
2 17 (1.85%) DNS
3 15 (1.63%) HTTP
4 10 (1.09%) VPN
5 7 (0.76%) SSL
6 6 (0.65%) Network Security
7 5 (0.54%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (0.54%) SSH
7 5 (0.54%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.44%) LAN
8 4 (0.44%) WAN
9 3 (0.33%) DHCP
9 3 (0.33%) Internet
9 3 (0.33%) IPsec
9 3 (0.33%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (0.33%) X.509
10 2 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.22%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.22%) SAN
10 2 (0.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (9.36%) MongoDB
2 63 (6.86%) NoSQL
3 53 (5.77%) Big Data
4 51 (5.55%) MySQL
5 44 (4.79%) SQL Server
6 41 (4.46%) Redis
7 37 (4.03%) Hadoop
8 31 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 27 (2.94%) Blockchain
10 19 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 19 (2.07%) InfluxDB
10 19 (2.07%) Relational Database
11 17 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
12 13 (1.41%) Apache Hive
13 12 (1.31%) Power BI
14 11 (1.20%) HBase
14 11 (1.20%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.87%) Couchbase
15 8 (0.87%) Riak
Development Applications
1 286 (31.12%) Jenkins
2 187 (20.35%) Git (software)
3 83 (9.03%) Maven
4 73 (7.94%) JIRA
5 51 (5.55%) Selenium
6 48 (5.22%) Sonatype Nexus
7 45 (4.90%) TeamCity
8 36 (3.92%) GitLab
9 31 (3.37%) Bitbucket
10 29 (3.16%) SonarQube
11 28 (3.05%) Ant
12 27 (2.94%) gulp
12 27 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
13 25 (2.72%) Grunt
14 24 (2.61%) Gradle
14 24 (2.61%) JUnit
15 23 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 23 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
16 22 (2.39%) Cucumber
17 21 (2.29%) Gerrit
General
1 214 (23.29%) Finance
2 134 (14.58%) Banking
3 28 (3.05%) Retail
4 16 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 14 (1.52%) Publishing
6 12 (1.31%) Games
7 10 (1.09%) Front Office
7 10 (1.09%) Law
7 10 (1.09%) Marketing
8 4 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.44%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.33%) Advertising
9 3 (0.33%) Back Office
9 3 (0.33%) Legal
10 2 (0.22%) Danish Language
10 2 (0.22%) French Language
10 2 (0.22%) German Language
10 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 393 (42.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 237 (25.79%) Developer
3 103 (11.21%) AWS DevOps
4 100 (10.88%) AWS Engineer
4 100 (10.88%) Java Developer
5 90 (9.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 83 (9.03%) Senior DevOps
7 81 (8.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 64 (6.96%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 56 (6.09%) Architect
10 50 (5.44%) Azure DevOps
11 40 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
12 38 (4.13%) Azure Engineer
13 36 (3.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 32 (3.48%) Linux Engineer
15 31 (3.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 29 (3.16%) Senior Developer
17 28 (3.05%) Angular Developer
18 27 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
19 26 (2.83%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (11.53%) Node.js
2 105 (11.43%) Kafka
3 81 (8.81%) Spring
4 77 (8.38%) HTML
5 75 (8.16%) AngularJS
6 74 (8.05%) REST
7 73 (7.94%) CSS
8 69 (7.51%) .NET
9 68 (7.40%) React
10 58 (6.31%) HTML5
10 58 (6.31%) JSON
11 57 (6.20%) Web Services
12 55 (5.98%) RESTful
13 53 (5.77%) Spring Boot
14 43 (4.68%) CSS3
15 35 (3.81%) Sass
16 33 (3.59%) Elastic Stack
16 33 (3.59%) RabbitMQ
17 26 (2.83%) ASP.NET
18 23 (2.50%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (4.57%) Fintech
3 40 (4.35%) User Experience
4 36 (3.92%) iPad
5 25 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 23 (2.50%) Device Driver
7 20 (2.18%) Mobile App
8 19 (2.07%) Cloud Native
9 15 (1.63%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (1.09%) Fixed Income
11 10 (1.09%) Management Information System
12 9 (0.98%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.98%) PKI
13 8 (0.87%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.87%) Derivative
13 8 (0.87%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.76%) Reinsurance
14 7 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 234 (25.46%) Linux
2 80 (8.71%) Windows
3 56 (6.09%) Windows Server
4 55 (5.98%) Unix
5 47 (5.11%) CentOS
6 43 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (4.24%) Ubuntu
8 15 (1.63%) Apple iOS
9 14 (1.52%) Android
10 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.65%) VMS
12 4 (0.44%) DC/OS
12 4 (0.44%) Debian
12 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.22%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.22%) Fedora
15 1 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.11%) Solaris
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (53.65%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (19.59%) TDD
3 164 (17.85%) Continuous Integration
4 143 (15.56%) Scrum
5 124 (13.49%) Microservices
6 105 (11.43%) Configuration Management
7 95 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 93 (10.12%) BDD
9 81 (8.81%) E-Commerce
10 76 (8.27%) Continuous Delivery
11 69 (7.51%) Analytics
12 68 (7.40%) Kanban
12 68 (7.40%) Software Engineering
13 49 (5.33%) Front End Development
13 49 (5.33%) High Availability
13 49 (5.33%) Open Source
14 46 (5.01%) MVC
15 45 (4.90%) Problem-Solving
16 40 (4.35%) Deployment Automation
17 38 (4.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 278 (30.25%) Python
2 276 (30.03%) Java
3 149 (16.21%) JavaScript
4 144 (15.67%) Bash Shell
5 132 (14.36%) Ruby
6 81 (8.81%) SQL
7 73 (7.94%) C#
7 73 (7.94%) Go
8 69 (7.51%) Java 8
9 61 (6.64%) PowerShell
10 57 (6.20%) Groovy
11 47 (5.11%) Scala
12 31 (3.37%) Shell Script
13 24 (2.61%) Perl
14 17 (1.85%) TypeScript
15 16 (1.74%) PHP
16 8 (0.87%) C++
16 8 (0.87%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.76%) ES6
18 6 (0.65%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 42 (4.57%) Degree
2 40 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.50%) AWS Certification
5 15 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.98%) CISSP
7 7 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (0.65%) CISA
8 6 (0.65%) CISM
9 4 (0.44%) CCNA
9 4 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.44%) CSSLP
9 4 (0.44%) GIAC
9 4 (0.44%) ISEB
10 3 (0.33%) CCSA
10 3 (0.33%) CEH
10 3 (0.33%) OSCP
10 3 (0.33%) SANS
11 2 (0.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 2 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.57%) QA
2 12 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.76%) COBIT
5 4 (0.44%) GDPR
6 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.33%) SLA
6 3 (0.33%) WAI
7 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.22%) PSD2
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 381 (41.46%) Docker
2 48 (5.22%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.87%) HDFS
5 6 (0.65%) Varnish
5 6 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.65%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.54%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.54%) Xen
7 4 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.22%) KVM
9 1 (0.11%) Gluster
9 1 (0.11%) iptables
9 1 (0.11%) NFS
9 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.11%) pfSense
9 1 (0.11%) vCloud
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 260 (28.29%) Kubernetes
2 209 (22.74%) Ansible
3 207 (22.52%) Terraform
4 155 (16.87%) Puppet
5 139 (15.13%) Opscode Chef
6 45 (4.90%) Nagios
7 44 (4.79%) Prometheus
8 39 (4.24%) Grafana
9 34 (3.70%) Mesos
10 33 (3.59%) Consul
11 29 (3.16%) Kibana
12 28 (3.05%) Packer
13 24 (2.61%) logstash
14 23 (2.50%) Icinga
15 17 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
16 16 (1.74%) ZABBIX
17 12 (1.31%) Pingdom
18 11 (1.20%) Uchiwa
19 10 (1.09%) linkerd
19 10 (1.09%) Salt
Vendors
1 71 (7.73%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.64%) Google
3 42 (4.57%) New Relic
4 41 (4.46%) Red Hat
5 40 (4.35%) Splunk
6 35 (3.81%) IBM
6 35 (3.81%) Oracle
7 24 (2.61%) VMware
8 17 (1.85%) Atlassian
9 16 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.52%) Adobe
10 14 (1.52%) PagerDuty
10 14 (1.52%) Tableau
11 13 (1.41%) AppDynamics
12 12 (1.31%) hybris
13 11 (1.20%) SAP
14 9 (0.98%) Alteryx
14 9 (0.98%) MuleSoft
15 7 (0.76%) Cloudera
15 7 (0.76%) Ping Identity