Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 11 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing DevOps 243 532 762
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 11.84% 10.79% 11.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.27% 12.18% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 445 596
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £375 £413 £429
90th Percentile £650 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 1,831 4,367 6,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.19% 88.56% 88.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,356 3,427 4,739
Median daily rate £525 £513 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% - +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £315
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £514 £510 £513
% change year-on-year +0.78% -0.49% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 49 66
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.50% +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £13.63 £12.03 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £52.25 £28.75
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.42 £19.25
% change year-on-year +32.26% +6.05% -3.75%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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.

1 107 (44.03%) Azure
2 90 (37.04%) AWS
3 87 (35.80%) Docker
4 80 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (25.93%) Kubernetes
6 62 (25.51%) Python
7 59 (24.28%) Terraform
8 57 (23.46%) Jenkins
9 51 (20.99%) Java
10 49 (20.16%) Git (software)
11 48 (19.75%) TDD
12 46 (18.93%) JavaScript
13 41 (16.87%) Ansible
14 40 (16.46%) Linux
15 39 (16.05%) Finance
16 36 (14.81%) Software Engineering
16 36 (14.81%) Microservices
17 34 (13.99%) AngularJS
18 32 (13.17%) Security Cleared
18 32 (13.17%) SQL
19 29 (11.93%) GCP
19 29 (11.93%) Infrastructure as Code
20 27 (11.11%) Web Services
20 27 (11.11%) Banking
21 26 (10.70%) CSS
21 26 (10.70%) HTML
22 25 (10.29%) Microsoft
22 25 (10.29%) SC Cleared
23 24 (9.88%) PaaS
23 24 (9.88%) Configuration Management

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 6 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.65%) Confluence
2 4 (1.65%) IIS
3 3 (1.23%) nginx
3 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.82%) Apache
4 2 (0.82%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.82%) Appian
4 2 (0.82%) CMS
4 2 (0.82%) Mule
5 1 (0.41%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.41%) Camunda
5 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.41%) JBoss
5 1 (0.41%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Magento
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 107 (44.03%) Azure
2 90 (37.04%) AWS
3 29 (11.93%) GCP
4 24 (9.88%) PaaS
5 20 (8.23%) Serverless
6 17 (7.00%) GitHub
6 17 (7.00%) IaaS
7 13 (5.35%) Power Platform
8 11 (4.53%) OpenShift
9 10 (4.12%) SaaS
10 9 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (3.70%) Amazon S3
11 8 (3.29%) Azure Functions
12 7 (2.88%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (2.88%) Logic Apps
13 6 (2.47%) Amazon ECS
13 6 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (1.65%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.47%) DNS
2 4 (1.65%) HTTP
2 4 (1.65%) Network Security
3 3 (1.23%) Firewall
3 3 (1.23%) SSL
3 3 (1.23%) VPN
4 2 (0.82%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.82%) Internet
4 2 (0.82%) LAN
4 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.82%) WAN
4 2 (0.82%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.41%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.41%) H.323
5 1 (0.41%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.41%) SMTP
5 1 (0.41%) SNMP
5 1 (0.41%) Sourcefire
5 1 (0.41%) VoIP
5 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.94%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (3.70%) MySQL
4 9 (3.70%) Power BI
5 8 (3.29%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.47%) Redis
8 5 (2.06%) Big Data
8 5 (2.06%) Cosmos DB
8 5 (2.06%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.65%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.65%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.65%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.65%) OLTP
10 3 (1.23%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (1.23%) Hazelcast
10 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 57 (23.46%) Jenkins
2 49 (20.16%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.35%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (4.12%) Bitbucket
4 10 (4.12%) TeamCity
5 9 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (3.29%) Artifactory
6 8 (3.29%) JUnit
6 8 (3.29%) Mockito
7 7 (2.88%) JIRA
7 7 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (2.47%) Maven
9 5 (2.06%) Gradle
9 5 (2.06%) Selenium
9 5 (2.06%) SonarQube
9 5 (2.06%) webpack
10 4 (1.65%) CircleCI
10 4 (1.65%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.65%) Gerrit
10 4 (1.65%) GitLab
General
1 39 (16.05%) Finance
2 27 (11.11%) Banking
3 16 (6.58%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.70%) Retail
5 7 (2.88%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.65%) Front Office
6 4 (1.65%) Retail Finance
7 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.82%) French Language
7 2 (0.82%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (30.04%) Developer
2 61 (25.10%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (8.64%) Azure Engineer
4 20 (8.23%) Backend Developer
5 19 (7.82%) Java Developer
5 19 (7.82%) PHP Developer
6 17 (7.00%) AWS DevOps
6 17 (7.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 14 (5.76%) AWS Engineer
8 12 (4.94%) Architect
9 11 (4.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.53%) Azure DevOps
9 11 (4.53%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (3.70%) DevOps Developer
11 7 (2.88%) Analyst
11 7 (2.88%) Data Engineer
11 7 (2.88%) Full Stack Developer
12 6 (2.47%) Azure Architect
12 6 (2.47%) Consultant
13 5 (2.06%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.99%) AngularJS
2 27 (11.11%) Web Services
3 26 (10.70%) CSS
3 26 (10.70%) HTML
4 22 (9.05%) HTML5
5 21 (8.64%) Laravel
6 20 (8.23%) CSS3
6 20 (8.23%) Vue.js
7 19 (7.82%) LESS
7 19 (7.82%) Sass
7 19 (7.82%) Vuetify.js
8 16 (6.58%) .NET
9 15 (6.17%) Node.js
9 15 (6.17%) RESTful
9 15 (6.17%) Spring
10 14 (5.76%) React
11 10 (4.12%) Kafka
11 10 (4.12%) REST
12 7 (2.88%) Spring Boot
13 5 (2.06%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.94%) Cloud Native
2 9 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.06%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.06%) Wiki
4 4 (1.65%) Algorithms
4 4 (1.65%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.65%) User Experience
5 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.23%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.23%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.82%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.82%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (0.82%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.82%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (0.82%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.46%) Linux
2 15 (6.17%) Windows
3 11 (4.53%) Unix
4 9 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.88%) CentOS
6 5 (2.06%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.23%) Solaris
7 3 (1.23%) SUSE
7 3 (1.23%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.82%) Debian
8 2 (0.82%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.41%) Android
9 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.41%) VMS
9 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (19.75%) TDD
3 36 (14.81%) Microservices
3 36 (14.81%) Software Engineering
4 29 (11.93%) Infrastructure as Code
5 24 (9.88%) Configuration Management
6 22 (9.05%) MVC
7 20 (8.23%) Test Automation
8 19 (7.82%) Scrum
9 16 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (6.58%) Deployment Automation
9 16 (6.58%) Migration
10 14 (5.76%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (5.76%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 13 (5.35%) BDD
12 12 (4.94%) Analytics
13 11 (4.53%) Open Source
14 9 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (3.70%) Mentoring
15 8 (3.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 62 (25.51%) Python
2 51 (20.99%) Java
3 46 (18.93%) JavaScript
4 32 (13.17%) SQL
5 21 (8.64%) C#
5 21 (8.64%) PHP
5 21 (8.64%) PowerShell
6 17 (7.00%) Ruby
7 15 (6.17%) Bash Shell
7 15 (6.17%) Go
8 14 (5.76%) Java 8
9 10 (4.12%) TypeScript
10 8 (3.29%) Scala
11 7 (2.88%) C++
12 5 (2.06%) Perl
12 5 (2.06%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.65%) C
14 3 (1.23%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.82%) Groovy
15 2 (0.82%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 32 (13.17%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.47%) Degree
4 4 (1.65%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.23%) CISM
5 3 (1.23%) CISSP
5 3 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.82%) CCSP
6 2 (0.82%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.82%) GCFA
6 2 (0.82%) GCIA
6 2 (0.82%) GCIH
7 1 (0.41%) CCNA
7 1 (0.41%) CCNP
7 1 (0.41%) CRISC
7 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.53%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) COBIT
2 2 (0.82%) GDPR
2 2 (0.82%) NIST
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 87 (35.80%) Docker
2 8 (3.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.23%) Ceph
3 3 (1.23%) NFS
3 3 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.41%) Gluster
5 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 63 (25.93%) Kubernetes
2 59 (24.28%) Terraform
3 41 (16.87%) Ansible
4 20 (8.23%) Puppet
5 17 (7.00%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.47%) Salt
7 4 (1.65%) Grafana
7 4 (1.65%) Prometheus
8 3 (1.23%) Consul
8 3 (1.23%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (1.23%) Mesos
9 2 (0.82%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.82%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.41%) Demisto
10 1 (0.41%) Kibana
10 1 (0.41%) Kubeflow
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.41%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.41%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 25 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.53%) Oracle
3 9 (3.70%) Google
4 8 (3.29%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.88%) Databricks
5 7 (2.88%) Splunk
5 7 (2.88%) VMware
6 4 (1.65%) MuleSoft
6 4 (1.65%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.23%) Cisco
7 3 (1.23%) IBM
8 2 (0.82%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.82%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.82%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.82%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.82%) Micro Focus
8 2 (0.82%) New Relic
8 2 (0.82%) RedGate
8 2 (0.82%) SAP
9 1 (0.41%) F5