Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 9 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +4
Contract jobs citing DevOps 406 356 745
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 13.72% 12.41% 11.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.13% 14.26% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 285 602
10th Percentile £414 £413 £431
25th Percentile £469 £469 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
75th Percentile £638 £625 £642
90th Percentile £738 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £28.50 " £10.25
Median hourly rate £29.00 - £10.50
75th Percentile £29.50 " £10.75
90th Percentile " " "
Central London median hourly rate £29.00 - £40.25

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 2,684 2,496 5,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.71% 87.00% 89.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,962 1,861 4,473
10th Percentile £356 £331 £350
25th Percentile £444 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% +2.44%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £719 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £540 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +8.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 59
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.38 £14.28 £12.76
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.37 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.57% +19.83% +3.45%
75th Percentile £29.50 £39.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £42.40 £52.65 £45.21
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% +25.00% +1.27%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for DevOps in the City of London

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the City of London over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in the City of London

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for DevOps in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, 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.

1 216 (53.20%) Azure
2 211 (51.97%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (34.73%) TDD
4 122 (30.05%) AWS
5 120 (29.56%) Docker
6 91 (22.41%) Java
7 89 (21.92%) Git (software)
8 86 (21.18%) .NET
9 85 (20.94%) JavaScript
10 82 (20.20%) SQL
11 79 (19.46%) C#
11 79 (19.46%) Kubernetes
12 76 (18.72%) Python
13 75 (18.47%) Microservices
14 74 (18.23%) Jenkins
15 71 (17.49%) Finance
16 70 (17.24%) Software Engineering
17 65 (16.01%) AngularJS
17 65 (16.01%) Social Skills
18 63 (15.52%) Terraform
19 61 (15.02%) React
19 61 (15.02%) Analytics
20 57 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
20 57 (14.04%) Banking
21 54 (13.30%) Test Automation
21 54 (13.30%) Continuous Improvement
22 53 (13.05%) Microsoft
23 52 (12.81%) Scaled Agile Framework
24 50 (12.32%) PowerShell
25 47 (11.58%) Octopus Deploy

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 35 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.45%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.48%) Apache
4 6 (1.48%) Apache Airflow
4 6 (1.48%) Confluence
5 5 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.74%) IIS
7 2 (0.49%) Appian
7 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.49%) nginx
7 2 (0.49%) TPMS
7 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.25%) Camunda
8 1 (0.25%) Mule
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.25%) uWSGI
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.72%) Summit
2 2 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.49%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (0.49%) Q-Pulse
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 216 (53.20%) Azure
2 122 (30.05%) AWS
3 36 (8.87%) GCP
4 35 (8.62%) Power Platform
5 29 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (5.67%) Serverless
7 22 (5.42%) PaaS
8 16 (3.94%) GitHub
9 14 (3.45%) IaaS
10 13 (3.20%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (2.71%) SaaS
12 10 (2.46%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (2.46%) Azure Functions
13 9 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (1.97%) Amazon S3
15 6 (1.48%) Power Automate
16 5 (1.23%) Microsoft 365
16 5 (1.23%) OpenShift
17 4 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 4 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.23%) DNS
2 3 (0.74%) HTTP
2 3 (0.74%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.49%) Firewall
3 2 (0.49%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.49%) Network Security
3 2 (0.49%) SSL
4 1 (0.25%) BGP
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.25%) LAN
4 1 (0.25%) Multicast
4 1 (0.25%) OSPF
4 1 (0.25%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.25%) WAN
4 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.25%) Wireless
4 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.88%) Power BI
3 19 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (4.68%) Tableau
4 18 (4.43%) Tableau Desktop
4 18 (4.43%) Tableau Server
5 15 (3.69%) Big Data
6 12 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.71%) Data Lake
7 11 (2.71%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
8 9 (2.22%) Redis
9 8 (1.97%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.97%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.72%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.48%) BigQuery
12 5 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (1.23%) Hazelcast
12 5 (1.23%) Impala
12 5 (1.23%) Presto
Development Applications
1 89 (21.92%) Git (software)
2 74 (18.23%) Jenkins
3 47 (11.58%) Octopus Deploy
4 34 (8.37%) JIRA
5 14 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (3.45%) TeamCity
6 13 (3.20%) Bitbucket
6 13 (3.20%) JUnit
6 13 (3.20%) Selenium
7 11 (2.71%) Mockito
8 10 (2.46%) Cucumber
9 9 (2.22%) GitLab
9 9 (2.22%) SpecFlow
10 7 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.48%) webpack
12 5 (1.23%) Maven
12 5 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.99%) JMeter
13 4 (0.99%) NUnit
13 4 (0.99%) WebDriver
General
1 71 (17.49%) Finance
2 65 (16.01%) Social Skills
3 57 (14.04%) Banking
4 24 (5.91%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.46%) Front Office
7 7 (1.72%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (1.48%) Legal
8 6 (1.48%) Marketing
8 6 (1.48%) Retail
9 5 (1.23%) Public Sector
10 4 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.99%) Influencing Skills
10 4 (0.99%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.49%) Law
11 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 172 (42.36%) Developer
2 67 (16.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 41 (10.10%) Java Developer
4 28 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 27 (6.65%) Backend Developer
6 26 (6.40%) Analyst
7 25 (6.16%) Architect
8 24 (5.91%) Technical Leader
9 20 (4.93%) Analyst Developer
10 17 (4.19%) Node.js Developer
11 16 (3.94%) Azure Engineer
12 15 (3.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 14 (3.45%) SQL Developer
14 13 (3.20%) DevOps Developer
14 13 (3.20%) PHP Developer
15 11 (2.71%) AWS Engineer
15 11 (2.71%) Azure DevOps
15 11 (2.71%) Cloud Engineer
16 10 (2.46%) AWS DevOps
16 10 (2.46%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (21.18%) .NET
2 65 (16.01%) AngularJS
3 61 (15.02%) React
4 44 (10.84%) Web Services
5 41 (10.10%) Spring
6 35 (8.62%) Node.js
7 33 (8.13%) ASP.NET
8 28 (6.90%) HTML
9 26 (6.40%) ASP.NET Core
10 25 (6.16%) CSS
11 21 (5.17%) Kafka
12 19 (4.68%) RESTful
13 18 (4.43%) HTML5
13 18 (4.43%) Vue.js
14 17 (4.19%) Spring Boot
15 16 (3.94%) CSS3
15 16 (3.94%) LESS
15 16 (3.94%) Sass
16 15 (3.69%) Laravel
16 15 (3.69%) Vuetify.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.14%) Fixed Income
1 29 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (4.19%) Derivative
4 13 (3.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (2.46%) Algorithms
5 10 (2.46%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.97%) Credit Risk
6 8 (1.97%) Market Risk
7 7 (1.72%) User Experience
8 6 (1.48%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.99%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.99%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.74%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.74%) Equities
10 3 (0.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 3 (0.74%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.49%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (0.49%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.39%) Linux
2 15 (3.69%) Windows
3 10 (2.46%) Unix
4 5 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.99%) Ubuntu
5 4 (0.99%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.74%) Solaris
7 1 (0.25%) CentOS
7 1 (0.25%) Debian
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (51.97%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (34.73%) TDD
3 75 (18.47%) Microservices
4 70 (17.24%) Software Engineering
5 61 (15.02%) Analytics
6 57 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (13.30%) Continuous Improvement
7 54 (13.30%) Test Automation
8 52 (12.81%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 44 (10.84%) Scrum
10 40 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
11 39 (9.61%) Mentoring
12 36 (8.87%) BDD
13 35 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
13 35 (8.62%) Infrastructure as Code
14 33 (8.13%) Deployment Automation
14 33 (8.13%) MVC
15 30 (7.39%) User Stories
16 29 (7.14%) SDLC
17 22 (5.42%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 91 (22.41%) Java
2 85 (20.94%) JavaScript
3 82 (20.20%) SQL
4 79 (19.46%) C#
5 76 (18.72%) Python
6 50 (12.32%) PowerShell
7 43 (10.59%) TypeScript
8 22 (5.42%) Scala
9 19 (4.68%) Java 8
10 18 (4.43%) Bash Shell
11 16 (3.94%) PHP
12 15 (3.69%) C++
13 11 (2.71%) Perl
14 10 (2.46%) Go
15 7 (1.72%) Ruby
16 6 (1.48%) Kotlin
16 6 (1.48%) PL/SQL
17 5 (1.23%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.99%) Haskell
18 4 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (4.93%) Degree
1 20 (4.93%) Security Cleared
2 12 (2.96%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.48%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.74%) MCSE
5 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.74%) SAFe Agilist
6 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.49%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.25%) ISEB
7 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.25%) MCSA
7 1 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (10.10%) QA
2 6 (1.48%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.49%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) GAAP
4 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 120 (29.56%) Docker
2 35 (8.62%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.49%) HDFS
5 2 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.49%) NFS
5 2 (0.49%) Veritas File System
5 2 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.49%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.25%) RACF
6 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 79 (19.46%) Kubernetes
2 63 (15.52%) Terraform
3 46 (11.33%) Ansible
4 14 (3.45%) Puppet
5 12 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.74%) Rancher
6 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.49%) Control-M
7 2 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.49%) Grafana
7 2 (0.49%) logstash
7 2 (0.49%) Netcool
7 2 (0.49%) QRadar
7 2 (0.49%) SCOM
7 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Ambari
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 53 (13.05%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.43%) Oracle
3 16 (3.94%) Google
4 15 (3.69%) Splunk
5 8 (1.97%) MuleSoft
6 7 (1.72%) Red Hat
6 7 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.72%) VMware
7 5 (1.23%) IBM
7 5 (1.23%) Murex
8 4 (0.99%) Databricks
8 4 (0.99%) Juniper
8 4 (0.99%) ServiceNow
8 4 (0.99%) Solace
9 3 (0.74%) Cisco
9 3 (0.74%) F5
9 3 (0.74%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.49%) BMC
10 2 (0.49%) EMC
10 2 (0.49%) HP