Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 12 15
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing DevOps 309 763 683
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 13.98% 11.69% 9.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.87% 12.99% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 624 541
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £405 £425 £425
90th Percentile £675 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £63.25 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.66% +5.42% -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +16.67% -

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 1,947 5,875 6,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.10% 89.98% 88.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,351 4,598 4,887
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £338 £350 £331
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 73 107
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.83 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.03% +11.39% -7.75%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.25 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.55 £56.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.85
% change year-on-year +66.67% +11.41% +0.83%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 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 City of London region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 131 (42.39%) Azure
2 119 (38.51%) Kubernetes
3 111 (35.92%) AWS
4 110 (35.60%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (33.33%) Docker
6 95 (30.74%) Terraform
7 85 (27.51%) Python
8 80 (25.89%) Jenkins
9 79 (25.57%) Ansible
10 63 (20.39%) Linux
10 63 (20.39%) Finance
11 58 (18.77%) Java
12 52 (16.83%) Git (software)
13 51 (16.50%) Infrastructure as Code
14 46 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
15 45 (14.56%) .NET
15 45 (14.56%) Microservices
16 44 (14.24%) Security Cleared
17 41 (13.27%) SQL
18 38 (12.30%) C#
18 38 (12.30%) Microsoft
18 38 (12.30%) Test Automation
19 36 (11.65%) GCP
20 35 (11.33%) SQL Server
21 34 (11.00%) TDD
21 34 (11.00%) Puppet
22 31 (10.03%) JIRA
23 30 (9.71%) SC Cleared
24 29 (9.39%) Bash Shell
24 29 (9.39%) JavaScript

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 21 (6.80%) Confluence
2 9 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.29%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.29%) nginx
5 3 (0.97%) Apache
5 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.65%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.65%) IIS
6 2 (0.65%) SAS
7 1 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.32%) CMS
7 1 (0.32%) JBoss
7 1 (0.32%) Liferay
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.32%) Figma
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.32%) Magento
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 131 (42.39%) Azure
2 111 (35.92%) AWS
3 36 (11.65%) GCP
4 25 (8.09%) GitHub
5 20 (6.47%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (6.47%) Serverless
6 16 (5.18%) OpenShift
7 15 (4.85%) AWS Lambda
8 14 (4.53%) PaaS
9 13 (4.21%) Amazon S3
9 13 (4.21%) Power Platform
9 13 (4.21%) SaaS
10 12 (3.88%) Amazon EKS
11 11 (3.56%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (3.24%) Amazon ECS
12 10 (3.24%) IaaS
13 8 (2.59%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (2.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (1.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.27%) DNS
1 7 (2.27%) VPN
2 6 (1.94%) Internet
3 3 (0.97%) HTTP
3 3 (0.97%) Intranet
3 3 (0.97%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.65%) DHCP
4 2 (0.65%) Firewall
4 2 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.65%) Network Security
4 2 (0.65%) OpenVPN
4 2 (0.65%) SAN
4 2 (0.65%) SNMP
5 1 (0.32%) BGP
5 1 (0.32%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.32%) HSRP
5 1 (0.32%) MPLS
5 1 (0.32%) RSVP
5 1 (0.32%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.50%) Big Data
3 15 (4.85%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.21%) Power BI
5 12 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.56%) MySQL
7 10 (3.24%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (3.24%) Hadoop
7 10 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (2.59%) MongoDB
10 7 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.94%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (1.62%) PowerPivot
12 5 (1.62%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.62%) SSDT
13 4 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 80 (25.89%) Jenkins
2 52 (16.83%) Git (software)
3 31 (10.03%) JIRA
4 18 (5.83%) Visual Studio
5 12 (3.88%) GitLab
5 12 (3.88%) JUnit
6 11 (3.56%) Maven
7 10 (3.24%) Bitbucket
7 10 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (2.91%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.91%) TeamCity
9 8 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (2.59%) Selenium
9 8 (2.59%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.62%) Mockito
11 5 (1.62%) SonarQube
11 5 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (1.29%) Cypress.io
General
1 63 (20.39%) Finance
2 28 (9.06%) Banking
3 20 (6.47%) Public Sector
4 13 (4.21%) Retail
5 11 (3.56%) Front Office
6 9 (2.91%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.59%) Games
8 5 (1.62%) Marketing
8 5 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.29%) Law
10 3 (0.97%) Electronics
10 3 (0.97%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.65%) Advertising
11 2 (0.65%) International Banking
11 2 (0.65%) Police
12 1 (0.32%) French Language
12 1 (0.32%) Local Government
12 1 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (40.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 67 (21.68%) Developer
3 29 (9.39%) Architect
4 27 (8.74%) AWS Engineer
5 26 (8.41%) AWS DevOps
6 23 (7.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 20 (6.47%) Azure Engineer
8 19 (6.15%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 17 (5.50%) Azure DevOps
10 13 (4.21%) Java Developer
11 11 (3.56%) C# Developer
12 10 (3.24%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (3.24%) Senior DevOps
12 10 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.91%) Analyst
13 9 (2.91%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 9 (2.91%) Senior Developer
14 8 (2.59%) .NET Developer
14 8 (2.59%) Full Stack Developer
14 8 (2.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.56%) .NET
2 28 (9.06%) AngularJS
3 24 (7.77%) Node.js
4 19 (6.15%) HTML
4 19 (6.15%) Web Services
5 18 (5.83%) CSS
6 17 (5.50%) .NET Core
7 16 (5.18%) RESTful
8 15 (4.85%) REST
9 14 (4.53%) Kafka
10 12 (3.88%) HTML5
10 12 (3.88%) React
11 10 (3.24%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (2.91%) Spring
13 8 (2.59%) .NET Framework
13 8 (2.59%) ASP.NET
14 7 (2.27%) CSS3
14 7 (2.27%) LDAP
14 7 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails
15 6 (1.94%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (2.59%) Cloud Native
2 8 (2.59%) Public Cloud
3 7 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.27%) User Experience
4 6 (1.94%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.62%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.29%) iPad
6 4 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.97%) Blog
7 3 (0.97%) Clustering
7 3 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.97%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.65%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.65%) Reinsurance
8 2 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 63 (20.39%) Linux
2 24 (7.77%) Windows
3 20 (6.47%) Unix
4 8 (2.59%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.29%) Android
7 3 (0.97%) CentOS
7 3 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.32%) Debian
9 1 (0.32%) Solaris
9 1 (0.32%) VMS
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (35.60%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (16.50%) Infrastructure as Code
3 46 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (14.56%) Microservices
5 38 (12.30%) Test Automation
6 34 (11.00%) TDD
7 27 (8.74%) Software Engineering
8 26 (8.41%) Configuration Management
8 26 (8.41%) Scrum
9 21 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (6.80%) Continuous Delivery
10 18 (5.83%) BDD
11 17 (5.50%) Migration
11 17 (5.50%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (4.85%) Asset Management
12 15 (4.85%) SDLC
13 14 (4.53%) Fintech
14 13 (4.21%) ITIL
15 12 (3.88%) ETL
15 12 (3.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 85 (27.51%) Python
2 58 (18.77%) Java
3 41 (13.27%) SQL
4 38 (12.30%) C#
5 29 (9.39%) Bash Shell
5 29 (9.39%) JavaScript
6 28 (9.06%) PowerShell
7 19 (6.15%) Ruby
8 13 (4.21%) T-SQL
9 12 (3.88%) TypeScript
10 10 (3.24%) Go
10 10 (3.24%) Groovy
11 9 (2.91%) R
11 9 (2.91%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.94%) C
12 6 (1.94%) Perl
12 6 (1.94%) PHP
12 6 (1.94%) Scala
13 5 (1.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (1.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 44 (14.24%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.71%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.24%) Degree
4 7 (2.27%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.29%) ISEB
5 4 (1.29%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.97%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.32%) CCIE
7 1 (0.32%) CCIE Service Provider
7 1 (0.32%) CCNP
7 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.32%) MCSA
7 1 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.88%) QA
2 2 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 103 (33.33%) Docker
2 10 (3.24%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.97%) HDFS
5 2 (0.65%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.65%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.65%) zsh
6 1 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 119 (38.51%) Kubernetes
2 95 (30.74%) Terraform
3 79 (25.57%) Ansible
4 34 (11.00%) Puppet
5 20 (6.47%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (4.21%) Packer
7 10 (3.24%) Istio
8 8 (2.59%) Grafana
8 8 (2.59%) Prometheus
9 5 (1.62%) Kibana
10 4 (1.29%) Kubeflow
10 4 (1.29%) Nagios
10 4 (1.29%) Salt
11 3 (0.97%) logstash
11 3 (0.97%) Rancher
11 3 (0.97%) SCOM
12 2 (0.65%) Consul
12 2 (0.65%) Graphite
12 2 (0.65%) Mesos
12 2 (0.65%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 38 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.56%) Google
2 11 (3.56%) VMware
3 10 (3.24%) Atlassian
4 9 (2.91%) Oracle
5 8 (2.59%) Splunk
6 7 (2.27%) SaltStack
6 7 (2.27%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.94%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.62%) SAP
8 5 (1.62%) Tableau
9 4 (1.29%) New Relic
9 4 (1.29%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.97%) Cisco
10 3 (0.97%) Citrix
10 3 (0.97%) Databricks
10 3 (0.97%) Sybase
10 3 (0.97%) Veritas
11 2 (0.65%) HP
11 2 (0.65%) NetApp