Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 21 January 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 17 20
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 +43
Contract jobs citing DevOps 765 614 524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.31% 8.78% 8.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.88% 9.87% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 528 427
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £438 £425 £413
90th Percentile £675 £701 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,940 6,223 5,493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.83% 89.03% 88.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,645 4,976 4,361
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £315 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £669
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 59 49
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -9.88% -5.68%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.74 £13.70
90th Percentile £36.67 £31.10 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.63 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.27% +7.89% -12.37%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the City of London

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in the City of London

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in the City of London

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
London Bridge -2 75 £575 +27.78%
Moorgate - 31 £550 -
DevOps
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 378 (49.41%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (38.95%) Docker
3 277 (36.21%) Amazon AWS
4 264 (34.51%) Finance
5 253 (33.07%) Java
6 244 (31.90%) Terraform
7 221 (28.89%) Kubernetes
8 208 (27.19%) Jenkins
8 208 (27.19%) Python
9 206 (26.93%) Linux
10 182 (23.79%) Microsoft Azure
11 178 (23.27%) Ansible
12 134 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
12 134 (17.52%) TDD
13 132 (17.25%) Microservices
14 119 (15.56%) JavaScript
15 113 (14.77%) Banking
16 106 (13.86%) Continuous Delivery
17 102 (13.33%) Git (software)
18 100 (13.07%) Scrum
19 95 (12.42%) Opscode Chef
20 88 (11.50%) SQL
21 83 (10.85%) Puppet
22 82 (10.72%) Spring
23 81 (10.59%) Maven
23 81 (10.59%) Bash Shell
23 81 (10.59%) C#
24 80 (10.46%) Kafka
25 79 (10.33%) .NET
25 79 (10.33%) Windows

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 42 (5.49%) Confluence
2 31 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (3.53%) Apache Spark
4 18 (2.35%) Apache
5 16 (2.09%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (1.96%) WordPress
7 12 (1.57%) IIS
8 11 (1.44%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.05%) nginx
10 7 (0.92%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.65%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.52%) CMS
13 3 (0.39%) JBoss
13 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.26%) Jetty
14 2 (0.26%) Mongrel
14 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (1.83%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.26%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 277 (36.21%) Amazon AWS
2 182 (23.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (5.88%) PaaS
4 43 (5.62%) GitHub
5 39 (5.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 35 (4.58%) IaaS
7 34 (4.44%) Serverless
8 30 (3.92%) AWS Lambda
9 29 (3.79%) AWS CloudFormation
10 27 (3.53%) SaaS
11 24 (3.14%) Datadog
12 19 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (2.48%) Office 365
13 17 (2.22%) Amazon S3
13 17 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
14 14 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 9 (1.18%) npm
16 9 (1.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.57%) HTTP
2 11 (1.44%) Firewall
3 8 (1.05%) DNS
3 8 (1.05%) VPN
4 7 (0.92%) Network Security
5 6 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (0.78%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.52%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.39%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.39%) Internet
7 3 (0.39%) SSL
8 2 (0.26%) AMQP
8 2 (0.26%) DHCP
8 2 (0.26%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.26%) FTP
8 2 (0.26%) IPsec
8 2 (0.26%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.26%) LAN
8 2 (0.26%) SAN
8 2 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (8.63%) NoSQL
2 59 (7.71%) MongoDB
3 54 (7.06%) Redis
4 41 (5.36%) SQL Server
5 40 (5.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 36 (4.71%) Big Data
7 27 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (3.14%) Riak
9 22 (2.88%) Hadoop
10 21 (2.75%) MySQL
11 19 (2.48%) Blockchain
12 13 (1.70%) Relational Database
13 9 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (1.05%) CouchDB
14 8 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.92%) Apache Hive
15 7 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 208 (27.19%) Jenkins
2 102 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 81 (10.59%) Maven
4 70 (9.15%) JIRA
5 39 (5.10%) Octopus Deploy
5 39 (5.10%) Selenium
6 38 (4.97%) TeamCity
7 35 (4.58%) Gradle
8 32 (4.18%) Visual Studio Team System
9 25 (3.27%) JUnit
10 24 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
12 21 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 20 (2.61%) gulp
14 17 (2.22%) Subversion
15 16 (2.09%) Grunt
15 16 (2.09%) Mockito
15 16 (2.09%) SonarQube
16 15 (1.96%) Bitbucket
16 15 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 264 (34.51%) Finance
2 113 (14.77%) Banking
3 19 (2.48%) Front Office
4 15 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 13 (1.70%) Retail
6 9 (1.18%) Publishing
7 8 (1.05%) Advertising
7 8 (1.05%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.05%) Law
8 5 (0.65%) Billing
8 5 (0.65%) Marketing
9 4 (0.52%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.39%) Games
10 3 (0.39%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.26%) International Banking
11 2 (0.26%) Legal
11 2 (0.26%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 332 (43.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 194 (25.36%) Developer
3 90 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 88 (11.50%) AWS DevOps
5 82 (10.72%) AWS Engineer
6 78 (10.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 69 (9.02%) Azure DevOps
8 64 (8.37%) Azure Engineer
9 61 (7.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 60 (7.84%) Senior DevOps
11 55 (7.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 49 (6.41%) Linux Engineer
13 47 (6.14%) Architect
13 47 (6.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 43 (5.62%) Senior Developer
15 42 (5.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 40 (5.23%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 33 (4.31%) Java Engineer
18 26 (3.40%) Senior Java Developer
19 25 (3.27%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (10.72%) Spring
2 80 (10.46%) Kafka
3 79 (10.33%) .NET
4 73 (9.54%) Node.js
5 59 (7.71%) Spring Boot
6 53 (6.93%) RESTful
7 50 (6.54%) REST
8 49 (6.41%) AngularJS
8 49 (6.41%) HTML
9 43 (5.62%) Web Services
10 42 (5.49%) JSON
11 40 (5.23%) Hibernate
12 34 (4.44%) X-Windows
13 33 (4.31%) React
14 31 (4.05%) CSS
15 29 (3.79%) RabbitMQ
16 25 (3.27%) HTML5
16 25 (3.27%) Sass
17 21 (2.75%) .NET Core
18 19 (2.48%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.45%) Greenfield Project
2 38 (4.97%) Cloud Native
3 29 (3.79%) Fintech
4 26 (3.40%) iPad
4 26 (3.40%) Mobile App
4 26 (3.40%) User Experience
5 20 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (2.22%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.31%) Hedge funds
8 7 (0.92%) Algorithms
8 7 (0.92%) Data Structures
8 7 (0.92%) Equities
8 7 (0.92%) Fat Client
8 7 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (0.92%) Thin Client
9 6 (0.78%) Blog
9 6 (0.78%) Smartcard
9 6 (0.78%) Tandem
9 6 (0.78%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 206 (26.93%) Linux
2 79 (10.33%) Windows
3 59 (7.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 55 (7.19%) Windows Server
5 36 (4.71%) Unix
6 11 (1.44%) Android
7 8 (1.05%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.05%) CentOS
8 7 (0.92%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.52%) Mesosphere
10 2 (0.26%) Solaris
10 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.13%) AIX
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Debian
11 1 (0.13%) VMS
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (49.41%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
2 134 (17.52%) TDD
3 132 (17.25%) Microservices
4 106 (13.86%) Continuous Delivery
5 100 (13.07%) Scrum
6 79 (10.33%) Configuration Management
7 72 (9.41%) Test Automation
8 68 (8.89%) BDD
9 64 (8.37%) Open Source
10 57 (7.45%) E-Commerce
11 53 (6.93%) Deployment Automation
12 49 (6.41%) Kanban
13 44 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
14 41 (5.36%) Migration
15 37 (4.84%) SDLC
16 34 (4.44%) Analytics
17 32 (4.18%) Front End Development
17 32 (4.18%) Mentoring
17 32 (4.18%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 253 (33.07%) Java
2 208 (27.19%) Python
3 119 (15.56%) JavaScript
4 88 (11.50%) SQL
5 81 (10.59%) Bash Shell
5 81 (10.59%) C#
6 78 (10.20%) PowerShell
7 64 (8.37%) Ruby
8 56 (7.32%) Scala
9 53 (6.93%) Java 8
10 30 (3.92%) Groovy
11 26 (3.40%) Go
12 17 (2.22%) Shell Script
13 16 (2.09%) Perl
13 16 (2.09%) PHP
14 10 (1.31%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.05%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.78%) ES6
16 6 (0.78%) Kotlin
17 4 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (4.18%) Degree
2 25 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.70%) AWS Certification
5 9 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.78%) RHCE
7 5 (0.65%) CCNP
7 5 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.39%) CISM
9 3 (0.39%) CISSP
9 3 (0.39%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.26%) CISA
10 2 (0.26%) CISMP
10 2 (0.26%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 2 (0.26%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.53%) QA
2 8 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.52%) PMO
4 3 (0.39%) PSD2
5 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.13%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 298 (38.95%) Docker
2 61 (7.97%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.92%) HDFS
4 4 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.39%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.39%) Varnish
5 3 (0.39%) Xen
6 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.26%) XenApp
7 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.13%) vCloud
7 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 244 (31.90%) Terraform
2 221 (28.89%) Kubernetes
3 178 (23.27%) Ansible
4 95 (12.42%) Opscode Chef
5 83 (10.85%) Puppet
6 33 (4.31%) Packer
7 16 (2.09%) Kibana
8 14 (1.83%) Consul
8 14 (1.83%) Grafana
8 14 (1.83%) Prometheus
9 11 (1.44%) logstash
9 11 (1.44%) Mesos
10 10 (1.31%) Nagios
10 10 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
12 6 (0.78%) Salt
12 6 (0.78%) systemd
13 5 (0.65%) Ambari
13 5 (0.65%) Marathon
Vendors
1 64 (8.37%) Microsoft
2 39 (5.10%) Google
3 35 (4.58%) Splunk
4 29 (3.79%) Oracle
5 24 (3.14%) Red Hat
6 15 (1.96%) IBM
7 14 (1.83%) New Relic
8 11 (1.44%) Atlassian
9 10 (1.31%) Tableau
10 9 (1.18%) Citrix
11 8 (1.05%) Cisco
12 6 (0.78%) Qualys
13 5 (0.65%) Adobe
13 5 (0.65%) AppDynamics
13 5 (0.65%) Hortonworks
13 5 (0.65%) SaltStack
13 5 (0.65%) Sonatype
14 4 (0.52%) Cadence
14 4 (0.52%) Perfecto Mobile
14 4 (0.52%) VMware