Period
to 3 April 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 3 April 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 8 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +6
Contract jobs citing DevOps 604 1,172 926
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 11.56% 13.15% 10.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.25% 14.65% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 908 775
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £463 £425
90th Percentile £688 £688 £713
London median daily rate £573 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.09% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.67% -
London median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +107.14% - -12.50%

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 4,558 8,001 8,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.22% 89.76% 89.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,295 6,066 6,403
Median daily rate £510 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £318 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
London median daily rate £520 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +1.46% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 68 113
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.88% - +13.16%
10th Percentile £12.48 £12.93 £12.49
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.30 £47.88
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% +10.42% -4.00%

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 3 April 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 3 April 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 +3 479 £550 - 224
City of Westminster -14 10 £550 - 1
Southwark +2 8 £463 -19.57%
West End of London -12 5 £550 - 2
Camden +9 2 £550 +4.76% 1
DevOps
London

For the 6 months to 3 April 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.

1 255 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (40.89%) Azure
3 208 (34.44%) Kubernetes
4 188 (31.13%) Python
5 187 (30.96%) AWS
6 177 (29.30%) Docker
7 160 (26.49%) Terraform
8 134 (22.19%) Ansible
9 127 (21.03%) Jenkins
9 127 (21.03%) Java
10 120 (19.87%) Linux
11 102 (16.89%) Finance
12 100 (16.56%) SQL
13 99 (16.39%) Git (software)
14 93 (15.40%) Microservices
15 89 (14.74%) Infrastructure as Code
16 85 (14.07%) Microsoft
17 79 (13.08%) Test Automation
17 79 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
17 79 (13.08%) GCP
18 75 (12.42%) C#
19 74 (12.25%) JavaScript
20 71 (11.75%) .NET
20 71 (11.75%) JIRA
21 68 (11.26%) TDD
22 62 (10.26%) Scrum
22 62 (10.26%) Security Cleared
23 58 (9.60%) Puppet
23 58 (9.60%) Ruby
24 56 (9.27%) Windows

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 45 (7.45%) Confluence
2 13 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.49%) OpenStack
4 9 (1.49%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.50%) Apache
6 3 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.50%) IIS
6 3 (0.50%) Luigi
6 3 (0.50%) Mule
6 3 (0.50%) nginx
6 3 (0.50%) SAS
6 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.33%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.33%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.33%) DataSynapse
7 2 (0.33%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.17%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.33%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.17%) Figma
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) Maximo
2 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.17%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 247 (40.89%) Azure
2 187 (30.96%) AWS
3 79 (13.08%) GCP
4 32 (5.30%) GitHub
5 31 (5.13%) OpenShift
6 30 (4.97%) PaaS
7 28 (4.64%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (4.47%) Serverless
9 25 (4.14%) SaaS
10 22 (3.64%) Amazon EKS
11 20 (3.31%) Azure Data Factory
12 19 (3.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 17 (2.81%) IaaS
13 17 (2.81%) Power Platform
14 16 (2.65%) Amazon S3
15 15 (2.48%) Azure Machine Learning
16 14 (2.32%) AWS Lambda
16 14 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
17 13 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
17 13 (2.15%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.15%) Firewall
2 11 (1.82%) HTTP
3 10 (1.66%) DNS
4 7 (1.16%) DHCP
4 7 (1.16%) VPN
5 6 (0.99%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.33%) Broadband
6 2 (0.33%) Internet
6 2 (0.33%) MPLS
6 2 (0.33%) OpenVPN
6 2 (0.33%) SNMP
6 2 (0.33%) SSL
6 2 (0.33%) WAN
7 1 (0.17%) 4G
7 1 (0.17%) BGP
7 1 (0.17%) DOCSIS
7 1 (0.17%) HSRP
7 1 (0.17%) MQTT
7 1 (0.17%) RSVP
7 1 (0.17%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.13%) NoSQL
3 31 (5.13%) Big Data
4 27 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (3.64%) Azure SQL Database
7 20 (3.31%) Hadoop
7 20 (3.31%) Redis
8 19 (3.15%) MySQL
9 18 (2.98%) Data Lake
9 18 (2.98%) MongoDB
10 17 (2.81%) Power BI
10 17 (2.81%) Relational Database
11 14 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.99%) Cosmos DB
16 5 (0.83%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 127 (21.03%) Jenkins
2 99 (16.39%) Git (software)
3 71 (11.75%) JIRA
4 26 (4.30%) Visual Studio Team System
5 23 (3.81%) Visual Studio
6 21 (3.48%) JUnit
6 21 (3.48%) Selenium
7 20 (3.31%) TeamCity
8 19 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (2.81%) Maven
10 15 (2.48%) SpecFlow
11 14 (2.32%) Travis CI
12 12 (1.99%) Bitbucket
12 12 (1.99%) Cucumber
13 11 (1.82%) GitLab
13 11 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (1.49%) CircleCI
15 9 (1.49%) Postman
General
1 102 (16.89%) Finance
2 47 (7.78%) Banking
3 38 (6.29%) Public Sector
4 20 (3.31%) Front Office
5 18 (2.98%) Retail
6 11 (1.82%) Legal
7 7 (1.16%) Games
7 7 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.16%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.66%) Marketing
10 3 (0.50%) Publishing
11 2 (0.33%) Advertising
11 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.33%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.33%) Local Government
11 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.33%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 209 (34.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 140 (23.18%) Developer
3 60 (9.93%) Azure Engineer
4 55 (9.11%) Architect
5 51 (8.44%) AWS DevOps
6 43 (7.12%) AWS Engineer
6 43 (7.12%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 39 (6.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 33 (5.46%) Java Developer
9 30 (4.97%) Data Engineer
10 25 (4.14%) Azure DevOps
11 24 (3.97%) Cloud Engineer
11 24 (3.97%) Platform Engineer
12 18 (2.98%) .NET Developer
12 18 (2.98%) Cloud Architect
13 17 (2.81%) C# Developer
13 17 (2.81%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 17 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (2.48%) Senior Developer
15 14 (2.32%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (11.75%) .NET
2 51 (8.44%) Node.js
3 48 (7.95%) Web Services
4 45 (7.45%) REST
5 37 (6.13%) HTML
6 35 (5.79%) CSS
7 31 (5.13%) RESTful
8 29 (4.80%) AngularJS
9 27 (4.47%) Kafka
9 27 (4.47%) Spring
10 24 (3.97%) React
11 20 (3.31%) HTML5
11 20 (3.31%) JSON
12 16 (2.65%) XML
13 15 (2.48%) Ruby on Rails
13 15 (2.48%) Spring Boot
14 13 (2.15%) SOAP
15 12 (1.99%) .NET Framework
15 12 (1.99%) ASP.NET
15 12 (1.99%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.48%) Cloud Native
4 15 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
4 15 (2.48%) Public Cloud
4 15 (2.48%) User Experience
5 10 (1.66%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.49%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.16%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.16%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.83%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.83%) iPad
9 5 (0.83%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.66%) W3C
11 3 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 120 (19.87%) Linux
2 56 (9.27%) Windows
3 35 (5.79%) Unix
4 13 (2.15%) Android
5 11 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.66%) Ubuntu
7 9 (1.49%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.32%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.83%) CentOS
9 5 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.33%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Debian
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (15.40%) Microservices
3 89 (14.74%) Infrastructure as Code
4 79 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
4 79 (13.08%) Test Automation
5 68 (11.26%) TDD
6 62 (10.26%) Scrum
7 43 (7.12%) Software Engineering
8 41 (6.79%) Continuous Delivery
8 41 (6.79%) Kanban
9 40 (6.62%) Fintech
10 38 (6.29%) Migration
11 36 (5.96%) Analytics
11 36 (5.96%) BDD
11 36 (5.96%) Configuration Management
12 35 (5.79%) Open Source
13 30 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (4.80%) Machine Learning
15 28 (4.64%) ETL
16 23 (3.81%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 188 (31.13%) Python
2 127 (21.03%) Java
3 100 (16.56%) SQL
4 75 (12.42%) C#
5 74 (12.25%) JavaScript
6 58 (9.60%) Ruby
7 44 (7.28%) PowerShell
8 38 (6.29%) Bash Shell
9 29 (4.80%) Go
10 21 (3.48%) Scala
11 18 (2.98%) Groovy
12 15 (2.48%) TypeScript
13 13 (2.15%) R
14 12 (1.99%) Java 8
15 11 (1.82%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.66%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 6 (0.99%) Perl
17 6 (0.99%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.83%) ES6
Qualifications
1 62 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 43 (7.12%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.15%) Degree
4 6 (0.99%) AWS Certification
4 6 (0.99%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.50%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.50%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.50%) ISEB
6 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.33%) CCIE
7 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.17%) CCA
8 1 (0.17%) CCIE Service Provider
8 1 (0.17%) CCNA
8 1 (0.17%) CCNP
8 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.98%) QA
2 9 (1.49%) GDPR
3 4 (0.66%) SLA
4 3 (0.50%) MiFID
4 3 (0.50%) WCAG
5 2 (0.33%) IFRS
5 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.17%) GxP
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) NCSC
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 177 (29.30%) Docker
2 20 (3.31%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.99%) HDFS
3 6 (0.99%) vSphere
4 3 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.33%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.17%) Varnish
6 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.17%) zsh
Systems Management
1 208 (34.44%) Kubernetes
2 160 (26.49%) Terraform
3 134 (22.19%) Ansible
4 58 (9.60%) Puppet
5 34 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (3.48%) Packer
7 17 (2.81%) Istio
8 12 (1.99%) Grafana
8 12 (1.99%) Prometheus
9 9 (1.49%) Kibana
10 7 (1.16%) Consul
11 6 (0.99%) Rancher
12 5 (0.83%) logstash
13 4 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (0.66%) Salt
13 4 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.50%) Graphite
14 3 (0.50%) Kubeflow
14 3 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 85 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.62%) Google
3 15 (2.48%) Atlassian
4 11 (1.82%) Oracle
5 10 (1.66%) Red Hat
5 10 (1.66%) Splunk
5 10 (1.66%) VMware
6 9 (1.49%) Databricks
7 8 (1.32%) Tableau
8 7 (1.16%) F5
9 6 (0.99%) Cisco
9 6 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.83%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.66%) Alteryx
11 4 (0.66%) IBM
11 4 (0.66%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.66%) SaltStack
11 4 (0.66%) TIBCO
11 4 (0.66%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.50%) Informatica