Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 10 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 +2
Contract jobs citing DevOps 533 758 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.80% 11.32% 8.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.24% 12.83% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 584 530
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £438 £425
90th Percentile £700 £675 £698
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 4,356 5,909 6,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.23% 88.26% 89.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,353 4,623 5,037
City of London median daily rate £513 £513 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.40% +5.37%
10th Percentile £320 £314 £325
90th Percentile £685 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £510 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -0.49% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 64 60
City of London median hourly rate £20.83 £19.13 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.92% +2.27% -9.88%
10th Percentile £12.11 £13.00 £11.77
90th Percentile £52.25 £36.46 £32.08
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +7.89%

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 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in the City of London

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 January 2020. 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
Moorgate -4 17 £550 - 2
London Bridge +5 13 £500 -13.04%
DevOps
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 254 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (41.46%) Azure
3 160 (30.02%) AWS
4 159 (29.83%) Kubernetes
5 139 (26.08%) Docker
5 139 (26.08%) Python
6 130 (24.39%) Terraform
7 114 (21.39%) Linux
8 110 (20.64%) Java
9 104 (19.51%) Microservices
10 101 (18.95%) Ansible
11 100 (18.76%) Finance
12 99 (18.57%) Jenkins
13 84 (15.76%) Scrum
14 80 (15.01%) Git (software)
15 79 (14.82%) SQL
15 79 (14.82%) .NET
16 74 (13.88%) TDD
17 71 (13.32%) Continuous Integration
18 70 (13.13%) C#
19 69 (12.95%) Infrastructure as Code
20 68 (12.76%) JavaScript
21 66 (12.38%) JIRA
22 65 (12.20%) Test Automation
23 64 (12.01%) GCP
24 62 (11.63%) Microsoft
25 56 (10.51%) Web Services
26 53 (9.94%) Puppet
27 49 (9.19%) Ruby
28 48 (9.01%) Kanban

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 (6.19%) Confluence
2 13 (2.44%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.69%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.31%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.13%) IIS
7 5 (0.94%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.56%) Apache
9 3 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.56%) Luigi
9 3 (0.56%) Mule
9 3 (0.56%) nginx
10 2 (0.38%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.38%) DataSynapse
10 2 (0.38%) Ethereum
10 2 (0.38%) Hyperledger
10 2 (0.38%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.38%) SAS
10 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.38%) Maximo
2 2 (0.38%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.38%) SAP MDG
2 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.19%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 221 (41.46%) Azure
2 160 (30.02%) AWS
3 64 (12.01%) GCP
4 36 (6.75%) PaaS
5 28 (5.25%) Serverless
6 27 (5.07%) GitHub
7 26 (4.88%) IaaS
8 23 (4.32%) AWS Lambda
9 21 (3.94%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (3.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (3.19%) Azure Data Factory
12 16 (3.00%) Azure Machine Learning
12 16 (3.00%) Power Platform
13 14 (2.63%) Amazon S3
14 13 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (2.44%) OpenShift
14 13 (2.44%) SaaS
15 12 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
15 12 (2.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (2.06%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.69%) DNS
1 9 (1.69%) Firewall
2 7 (1.31%) DHCP
2 7 (1.31%) VPN
3 6 (1.13%) Internet
4 5 (0.94%) HTTP
4 5 (0.94%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.56%) FTP
5 3 (0.56%) SSL
6 2 (0.38%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
6 2 (0.38%) X.509
7 1 (0.19%) 4G
7 1 (0.19%) Broadband
7 1 (0.19%) DOCSIS
7 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.19%) MPLS
7 1 (0.19%) MQTT
7 1 (0.19%) SNMP
7 1 (0.19%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.07%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.44%) NoSQL
3 26 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (3.94%) Big Data
5 18 (3.38%) MySQL
6 17 (3.19%) Hadoop
6 17 (3.19%) Redis
6 17 (3.19%) Relational Database
7 16 (3.00%) MongoDB
7 16 (3.00%) Power BI
8 15 (2.81%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (2.06%) Data Lake
10 10 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (1.13%) HBase
12 6 (1.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 99 (18.57%) Jenkins
2 80 (15.01%) Git (software)
3 66 (12.38%) JIRA
4 24 (4.50%) TeamCity
5 23 (4.32%) Visual Studio Team System
6 20 (3.75%) Selenium
7 16 (3.00%) Maven
7 16 (3.00%) Travis CI
8 15 (2.81%) CircleCI
9 14 (2.63%) JUnit
10 13 (2.44%) Cucumber
10 13 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (2.06%) WebDriver
12 10 (1.88%) Postman
12 10 (1.88%) SpecFlow
12 10 (1.88%) Visual Studio
13 9 (1.69%) Bitbucket
General
1 100 (18.76%) Finance
2 43 (8.07%) Banking
3 15 (2.81%) Public Sector
4 9 (1.69%) Law
4 9 (1.69%) Legal
5 6 (1.13%) Front Office
6 5 (0.94%) Advertising
6 5 (0.94%) Games
6 5 (0.94%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.94%) Retail
6 5 (0.94%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.75%) Marketing
7 4 (0.75%) Publishing
8 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.38%) Housing Association
9 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 192 (36.02%) DevOps Engineer
2 119 (22.33%) Developer
3 55 (10.32%) Azure Engineer
4 48 (9.01%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 47 (8.82%) AWS DevOps
6 39 (7.32%) Architect
6 39 (7.32%) AWS Engineer
7 35 (6.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 29 (5.44%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 27 (5.07%) Java Developer
10 25 (4.69%) .NET Developer
11 21 (3.94%) Azure DevOps
12 19 (3.56%) Platform Engineer
13 16 (3.00%) Analyst
13 16 (3.00%) Senior DevOps
14 15 (2.81%) Consultant
14 15 (2.81%) Data Engineer
15 14 (2.63%) Angular Developer
15 14 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
15 14 (2.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (14.82%) .NET
2 56 (10.51%) Web Services
3 42 (7.88%) Node.js
4 39 (7.32%) RESTful
5 37 (6.94%) REST
6 31 (5.82%) Kafka
7 30 (5.63%) CSS
8 28 (5.25%) AngularJS
9 26 (4.88%) Spring
10 24 (4.50%) HTML
11 22 (4.13%) JSON
12 16 (3.00%) React
13 15 (2.81%) .NET Core
13 15 (2.81%) ASP.NET
14 14 (2.63%) SOAP
14 14 (2.63%) XML
15 13 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web API
17 10 (1.88%) .NET Framework
18 9 (1.69%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.25%) Data Structures
4 11 (2.06%) Cloud Native
4 11 (2.06%) Virtual Team
5 10 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (1.69%) Algorithms
6 9 (1.69%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.50%) User Experience
8 6 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.13%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.75%) Blog
10 4 (0.75%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.75%) PKI
11 3 (0.56%) Grid Computing
11 3 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.38%) BYOD
12 2 (0.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 114 (21.39%) Linux
2 39 (7.32%) Windows
3 28 (5.25%) Unix
4 20 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.69%) Ubuntu
6 8 (1.50%) Android
7 6 (1.13%) CentOS
8 5 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.94%) Debian
9 4 (0.75%) Solaris
9 4 (0.75%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.38%) VMS
12 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (19.51%) Microservices
3 84 (15.76%) Scrum
4 74 (13.88%) TDD
5 71 (13.32%) Continuous Integration
6 69 (12.95%) Infrastructure as Code
7 65 (12.20%) Test Automation
8 48 (9.01%) Kanban
9 41 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
10 39 (7.32%) BDD
11 37 (6.94%) Fintech
12 36 (6.75%) Software Engineering
13 33 (6.19%) Analytics
14 31 (5.82%) Migration
15 30 (5.63%) Configuration Management
16 27 (5.07%) Open Source
17 26 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
18 24 (4.50%) ETL
19 23 (4.32%) Pair Programming
20 21 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 139 (26.08%) Python
2 110 (20.64%) Java
3 79 (14.82%) SQL
4 70 (13.13%) C#
5 68 (12.76%) JavaScript
6 49 (9.19%) Ruby
7 33 (6.19%) PowerShell
8 31 (5.82%) Bash Shell
9 27 (5.07%) Go
10 23 (4.32%) Scala
11 14 (2.63%) Groovy
11 14 (2.63%) Java 8
12 12 (2.25%) TypeScript
13 10 (1.88%) Apex Code
14 8 (1.50%) Perl
15 7 (1.31%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.13%) C++
16 6 (1.13%) ES6
16 6 (1.13%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.13%) R
Qualifications
1 42 (7.88%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.32%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.19%) Degree
4 13 (2.44%) AWS Certification
5 7 (1.31%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.13%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.75%) RHCE
9 3 (0.56%) CISSP
9 3 (0.56%) ISEB
9 3 (0.56%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.38%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.38%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.38%) OSCP
11 1 (0.19%) CCA
11 1 (0.19%) CCIE
11 1 (0.19%) CCNA
11 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.19%) MCSE
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.00%) QA
2 9 (1.69%) GDPR
3 3 (0.56%) SLA
4 2 (0.38%) NIST
4 2 (0.38%) NIST 800
4 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) GxP
5 1 (0.19%) IFRS
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) MiFID
5 1 (0.19%) NCSC
5 1 (0.19%) PMO
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 139 (26.08%) Docker
2 17 (3.19%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.31%) vSphere
4 5 (0.94%) HDFS
5 4 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.19%) etcd
7 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.19%) Varnish
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.19%) zsh
Systems Management
1 159 (29.83%) Kubernetes
2 130 (24.39%) Terraform
3 101 (18.95%) Ansible
4 53 (9.94%) Puppet
5 37 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (2.81%) Packer
7 10 (1.88%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (1.69%) Prometheus
8 9 (1.69%) Rancher
9 7 (1.31%) Consul
10 6 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.94%) Grafana
11 5 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (0.94%) Istio
11 5 (0.94%) Kibana
12 4 (0.75%) Suricata
13 3 (0.56%) logstash
13 3 (0.56%) Mesos
13 3 (0.56%) Oracle ZFS
13 3 (0.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 62 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.57%) Google
3 21 (3.94%) Red Hat
4 12 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (2.25%) Splunk
5 11 (2.06%) Oracle
6 10 (1.88%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.50%) SaltStack
7 8 (1.50%) Tableau
8 7 (1.31%) VMware
9 6 (1.13%) MuleSoft
9 6 (1.13%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.94%) IBM
11 4 (0.75%) Databricks
11 4 (0.75%) Dell
11 4 (0.75%) Qualys
11 4 (0.75%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.56%) ForgeRock
12 3 (0.56%) HP
12 3 (0.56%) WSO2