Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 22 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 +40
Contract jobs citing DevOps 676 549 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.67% 8.09% 6.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.18% 9.09% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 434 383
City of London median daily rate £550 £538 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -2.27% +14.29%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £419
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £539
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.55% +13.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 6,044 6,037 5,991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.48% 88.96% 87.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,818 4,715 4,836
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £681 £675 £656
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 57 50
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.05 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £31.05 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.85 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.80% -5.75% -

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 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
London Bridge -4 29 £550 -
Moorgate - 4 £550 -
DevOps
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 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 City of London region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 384 (56.80%) Agile Software Development
2 276 (40.83%) Docker
3 272 (40.24%) Amazon AWS
4 229 (33.88%) Python
5 216 (31.95%) Jenkins
6 201 (29.73%) Java
7 187 (27.66%) Kubernetes
8 181 (26.78%) Linux
9 158 (23.37%) Finance
10 153 (22.63%) TDD
10 153 (22.63%) Ansible
11 151 (22.34%) Terraform
12 144 (21.30%) Git (software)
13 136 (20.12%) Continuous Integration
14 129 (19.08%) Bash Shell
15 123 (18.20%) Microsoft Azure
16 121 (17.90%) Scrum
17 117 (17.31%) JavaScript
18 116 (17.16%) Ruby
19 100 (14.79%) Banking
20 98 (14.50%) Puppet
21 93 (13.76%) Configuration Management
22 84 (12.43%) Kafka
23 82 (12.13%) Node.js
24 80 (11.83%) Test Automation
25 79 (11.69%) Microservices
26 76 (11.24%) Maven
27 75 (11.09%) BDD
28 74 (10.95%) GitHub
29 70 (10.36%) Opscode Chef

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 33 (4.88%) Cloud Foundry
2 30 (4.44%) Confluence
3 22 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (3.11%) Apache Spark
5 18 (2.66%) Apache
6 15 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.92%) WordPress
8 12 (1.78%) nginx
9 6 (0.89%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.44%) IIS
11 3 (0.44%) JBoss
11 3 (0.44%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.30%) Hubot
12 2 (0.30%) IPython
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.15%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (2.07%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.30%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 272 (40.24%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (18.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (10.95%) GitHub
4 59 (8.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 51 (7.54%) IaaS
6 49 (7.25%) PaaS
7 35 (5.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 34 (5.03%) npm
9 33 (4.88%) Amazon S3
10 32 (4.73%) Amazon EC2
11 27 (3.99%) IBM Cloud
12 26 (3.85%) SaaS
13 25 (3.70%) Heroku
13 25 (3.70%) Serverless
14 24 (3.55%) AWS Lambda
15 19 (2.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 15 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 12 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
18 11 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
18 11 (1.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.66%) Firewall
2 14 (2.07%) DNS
3 8 (1.18%) VPN
4 6 (0.89%) HTTP
4 6 (0.89%) Network Security
5 4 (0.59%) LAN
5 4 (0.59%) SSL
5 4 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.59%) WAN
6 3 (0.44%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (0.44%) SSH
7 2 (0.30%) Internet
7 2 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.30%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.30%) SAN
7 2 (0.30%) Skype
7 2 (0.30%) SMTP
7 2 (0.30%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.15%) GoToMeeting
8 1 (0.15%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (10.06%) MongoDB
2 41 (6.07%) NoSQL
3 37 (5.47%) Big Data
4 33 (4.88%) Redis
5 30 (4.44%) SQL Server
6 28 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (3.85%) MySQL
8 25 (3.70%) Blockchain
9 23 (3.40%) Hadoop
10 16 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
12 13 (1.92%) Relational Database
13 11 (1.63%) Apache Hive
14 9 (1.33%) HBase
15 8 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (1.18%) Couchbase
15 8 (1.18%) Riak
16 7 (1.04%) InfluxDB
17 6 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
17 6 (0.89%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 216 (31.95%) Jenkins
2 144 (21.30%) Git (software)
3 76 (11.24%) Maven
4 60 (8.88%) JIRA
5 45 (6.66%) Selenium
6 40 (5.92%) Sonatype Nexus
7 33 (4.88%) GitLab
8 32 (4.73%) TeamCity
9 29 (4.29%) SonarQube
10 27 (3.99%) Ant
11 25 (3.70%) gulp
11 25 (3.70%) JUnit
12 24 (3.55%) Grunt
13 21 (3.11%) Gerrit
14 20 (2.96%) Octopus Deploy
15 17 (2.51%) Gradle
16 16 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 16 (2.37%) Cucumber
16 16 (2.37%) webpack
17 14 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 158 (23.37%) Finance
2 100 (14.79%) Banking
3 18 (2.66%) Financial Institution
3 18 (2.66%) Retail
4 12 (1.78%) Publishing
5 11 (1.63%) Front Office
6 9 (1.33%) Marketing
7 7 (1.04%) Law
8 4 (0.59%) Advertising
8 4 (0.59%) Games
8 4 (0.59%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.59%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.44%) Back Office
9 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.30%) Danish Language
10 2 (0.30%) French Language
10 2 (0.30%) German Language
10 2 (0.30%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.30%) Legal
10 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 295 (43.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 162 (23.96%) Developer
3 73 (10.80%) AWS Engineer
3 73 (10.80%) Senior DevOps
4 71 (10.50%) Java Developer
4 71 (10.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 68 (10.06%) AWS DevOps
6 64 (9.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 48 (7.10%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 37 (5.47%) Architect
9 34 (5.03%) Azure DevOps
10 29 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
11 28 (4.14%) Azure Engineer
12 27 (3.99%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 25 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
13 25 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
14 24 (3.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 24 (3.55%) JavaScript Developer
14 24 (3.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 23 (3.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (12.43%) Kafka
2 82 (12.13%) Node.js
3 55 (8.14%) JSON
3 55 (8.14%) REST
4 54 (7.99%) Spring
5 52 (7.69%) .NET
5 52 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 50 (7.40%) HTML
7 47 (6.95%) React
8 41 (6.07%) CSS
9 40 (5.92%) HTML5
9 40 (5.92%) Web Services
10 37 (5.47%) RESTful
11 31 (4.59%) Spring Boot
12 30 (4.44%) Sass
13 26 (3.85%) CSS3
13 26 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
14 20 (2.96%) Hibernate
14 20 (2.96%) RabbitMQ
15 17 (2.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.66%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (5.03%) iPad
3 28 (4.14%) Fintech
4 23 (3.40%) Device Driver
4 23 (3.40%) User Experience
5 18 (2.66%) Computer Science
6 17 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.51%) Cloud Native
7 13 (1.92%) Virtual Team
8 12 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.48%) Fixed Income
11 8 (1.18%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.18%) Derivative
12 7 (1.04%) Data Centre
12 7 (1.04%) Reinsurance
13 6 (0.89%) PKI
14 5 (0.74%) Blog
14 5 (0.74%) Fat Client
14 5 (0.74%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 181 (26.78%) Linux
2 47 (6.95%) Windows
3 40 (5.92%) Unix
4 35 (5.18%) CentOS
5 34 (5.03%) Ubuntu
6 31 (4.59%) Windows Server
7 17 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.04%) Android
9 6 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.89%) VMS
10 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.59%) DC/OS
11 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.30%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Debian
13 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (56.80%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (22.63%) TDD
3 136 (20.12%) Continuous Integration
4 121 (17.90%) Scrum
5 93 (13.76%) Configuration Management
6 80 (11.83%) Test Automation
7 79 (11.69%) Microservices
8 75 (11.09%) BDD
9 60 (8.88%) Continuous Delivery
10 56 (8.28%) Kanban
11 53 (7.84%) E-Commerce
12 47 (6.95%) High Availability
13 39 (5.77%) Analytics
13 39 (5.77%) Open Source
14 37 (5.47%) Front End Development
15 35 (5.18%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 33 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
17 32 (4.73%) Release Management
17 32 (4.73%) Software Engineering
18 31 (4.59%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 229 (33.88%) Python
2 201 (29.73%) Java
3 129 (19.08%) Bash Shell
4 117 (17.31%) JavaScript
5 116 (17.16%) Ruby
6 62 (9.17%) SQL
7 60 (8.88%) Go
8 55 (8.14%) C#
9 48 (7.10%) PowerShell
10 45 (6.66%) Groovy
10 45 (6.66%) Scala
11 43 (6.36%) Java 8
12 25 (3.70%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.78%) Perl
13 12 (1.78%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.33%) PHP
15 6 (0.89%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.74%) C++
16 5 (0.74%) ES6
17 4 (0.59%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (3.55%) Degree
2 21 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.37%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.07%) AWS Certification
5 12 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.74%) CISM
6 5 (0.74%) CISSP
7 4 (0.59%) ISEB
8 3 (0.44%) CCNA
8 3 (0.44%) CISA
8 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.30%) CCSA
9 2 (0.30%) CISMP
9 2 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.30%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 2 (0.30%) ISSMP
9 2 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.15%) GSSP-.NET
10 1 (0.15%) GSSP-JAVA
10 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.51%) GCP
2 30 (4.44%) QA
3 12 (1.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.30%) PSD2
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 276 (40.83%) Docker
2 30 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.04%) HDFS
5 6 (0.89%) Varnish
6 4 (0.59%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.59%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.30%) Xen
8 1 (0.15%) Gluster
8 1 (0.15%) iptables
8 1 (0.15%) NFS
8 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.15%) pfSense
8 1 (0.15%) vCloud
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 187 (27.66%) Kubernetes
2 153 (22.63%) Ansible
3 151 (22.34%) Terraform
4 98 (14.50%) Puppet
5 70 (10.36%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (5.77%) Grafana
7 37 (5.47%) Prometheus
8 34 (5.03%) Consul
8 34 (5.03%) Mesos
8 34 (5.03%) Nagios
9 24 (3.55%) Packer
10 23 (3.40%) Icinga
11 19 (2.81%) Kibana
12 14 (2.07%) logstash
13 13 (1.92%) Docker Swarm
14 8 (1.18%) Hadoop YARN
15 7 (1.04%) Salt
16 6 (0.89%) Oozie
16 6 (0.89%) ZABBIX
17 5 (0.74%) systemd
Vendors
1 50 (7.40%) Google
2 49 (7.25%) Microsoft
3 33 (4.88%) IBM
3 33 (4.88%) Splunk
4 32 (4.73%) Red Hat
5 28 (4.14%) New Relic
6 20 (2.96%) Oracle
7 14 (2.07%) VMware
8 11 (1.63%) AppDynamics
9 10 (1.48%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.33%) Tableau
11 7 (1.04%) Citrix
11 7 (1.04%) Rollbar
11 7 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.89%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.89%) Progress
12 6 (0.89%) SaltStack
13 5 (0.74%) Adobe
13 5 (0.74%) Cloudera
13 5 (0.74%) PagerDuty