Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing DevOps 479 790 720
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 11.63% 11.57% 10.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.35% 12.94% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 618 611
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £450 £425
90th Percentile £691 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.67% -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -41.67% -

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 3,589 6,106 6,349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.18% 89.40% 89.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,635 4,712 5,047
Median daily rate £525 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +3.55%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £338
90th Percentile £675 £675 £697
Central London median daily rate £512 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.48% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 55 87
Median hourly rate £26.22 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.18% +10.00% -2.53%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.76 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.61 £46.16
Median hourly rate £32.51 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +51.22% - +13.16%

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 7 April 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

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 7 April 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 -2 9 £550 - 1
London Bridge -3 2 £463 -19.57%
DevOps
Central London

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 202 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (39.46%) Azure
3 168 (35.07%) Kubernetes
4 148 (30.90%) Python
5 136 (28.39%) Docker
6 131 (27.35%) AWS
7 128 (26.72%) Terraform
8 111 (23.17%) Jenkins
9 105 (21.92%) Ansible
10 101 (21.09%) Java
11 94 (19.62%) Linux
12 82 (17.12%) SQL
13 77 (16.08%) Git (software)
14 74 (15.45%) Infrastructure as Code
15 73 (15.24%) Finance
16 67 (13.99%) Continuous Integration
17 66 (13.78%) Microservices
18 62 (12.94%) JIRA
18 62 (12.94%) .NET
19 61 (12.73%) Test Automation
20 60 (12.53%) C#
21 57 (11.90%) GCP
22 53 (11.06%) JavaScript
22 53 (11.06%) Microsoft
22 53 (11.06%) TDD
23 51 (10.65%) Scrum
24 49 (10.23%) Security Cleared
25 46 (9.60%) Puppet
26 45 (9.39%) Banking
27 43 (8.98%) Ruby

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 39 (8.14%) Confluence
2 12 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (2.30%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.67%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.04%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.84%) SAS
6 4 (0.84%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.63%) Apache
7 3 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.63%) Luigi
7 3 (0.63%) Mule
7 3 (0.63%) nginx
7 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.42%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.42%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.42%) IIS
8 2 (0.42%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.21%) Figma
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Maximo
3 1 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.21%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.21%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 189 (39.46%) Azure
2 131 (27.35%) AWS
3 57 (11.90%) GCP
4 27 (5.64%) GitHub
4 27 (5.64%) PaaS
5 26 (5.43%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (4.38%) Serverless
7 17 (3.55%) OpenShift
8 15 (3.13%) IaaS
8 15 (3.13%) Power Platform
9 14 (2.92%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (2.71%) Azure Data Factory
10 13 (2.71%) Azure Machine Learning
10 13 (2.71%) Azure Stack
10 13 (2.71%) SaaS
11 12 (2.51%) Amazon S3
11 12 (2.51%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (1.88%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.88%) DNS
2 8 (1.67%) Firewall
3 6 (1.25%) DHCP
3 6 (1.25%) VPN
4 4 (0.84%) HTTP
4 4 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.42%) Broadband
5 2 (0.42%) Internet
5 2 (0.42%) MPLS
5 2 (0.42%) OpenVPN
5 2 (0.42%) SNMP
5 2 (0.42%) SSL
6 1 (0.21%) 4G
6 1 (0.21%) BGP
6 1 (0.21%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.21%) HSRP
6 1 (0.21%) MQTT
6 1 (0.21%) RSVP
6 1 (0.21%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.21%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.72%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.47%) Big Data
2 31 (6.47%) NoSQL
3 22 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (4.18%) Hadoop
5 19 (3.97%) Azure SQL Database
5 19 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (3.76%) MongoDB
7 17 (3.55%) MySQL
8 15 (3.13%) Power BI
9 14 (2.92%) Relational Database
10 13 (2.71%) Redis
11 11 (2.30%) Data Lake
11 11 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (1.04%) PowerPivot
15 5 (1.04%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 111 (23.17%) Jenkins
2 77 (16.08%) Git (software)
3 62 (12.94%) JIRA
4 21 (4.38%) Visual Studio
5 18 (3.76%) JUnit
5 18 (3.76%) TeamCity
6 17 (3.55%) Selenium
7 16 (3.34%) Maven
8 14 (2.92%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (2.71%) SpecFlow
9 13 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (2.30%) Bitbucket
10 11 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (2.09%) GitLab
11 10 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (2.09%) Travis CI
12 9 (1.88%) Cucumber
13 7 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (1.46%) Postman
14 6 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 73 (15.24%) Finance
2 45 (9.39%) Banking
3 32 (6.68%) Public Sector
4 14 (2.92%) Retail
5 11 (2.30%) Front Office
6 8 (1.67%) Legal
7 7 (1.46%) Games
7 7 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.25%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.25%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.63%) Marketing
9 3 (0.63%) Publishing
10 2 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.42%) Housing Association
10 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 180 (37.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 107 (22.34%) Developer
3 51 (10.65%) Azure Engineer
4 41 (8.56%) Architect
4 41 (8.56%) AWS DevOps
5 39 (8.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 36 (7.52%) AWS Engineer
7 31 (6.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 30 (6.26%) Java Developer
9 24 (5.01%) Azure DevOps
10 23 (4.80%) Data Engineer
11 18 (3.76%) Platform Engineer
12 15 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (2.92%) .NET Developer
13 14 (2.92%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 13 (2.71%) DevOps Developer
15 12 (2.51%) C# Developer
15 12 (2.51%) Senior Developer
16 11 (2.30%) Consultant
16 11 (2.30%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (12.94%) .NET
2 40 (8.35%) Web Services
3 33 (6.89%) Node.js
3 33 (6.89%) REST
4 27 (5.64%) RESTful
5 26 (5.43%) AngularJS
6 25 (5.22%) Kafka
7 23 (4.80%) CSS
7 23 (4.80%) Spring
8 21 (4.38%) HTML
9 15 (3.13%) React
10 13 (2.71%) Ruby on Rails
11 12 (2.51%) JSON
11 12 (2.51%) SOAP
12 10 (2.09%) HTML5
12 10 (2.09%) XML
13 9 (1.88%) .NET Framework
13 9 (1.88%) ASP.NET
13 9 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (1.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.71%) Cloud Native
4 11 (2.30%) Public Cloud
5 9 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (1.67%) User Experience
6 8 (1.67%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.46%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.25%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.04%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.04%) iPad
10 4 (0.84%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.63%) Blog
11 3 (0.63%) Grid Computing
11 3 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.63%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.42%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 94 (19.62%) Linux
2 40 (8.35%) Windows
3 29 (6.05%) Unix
4 8 (1.67%) Android
5 7 (1.46%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.04%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.84%) CentOS
9 3 (0.63%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.21%) Debian
10 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (15.45%) Infrastructure as Code
3 67 (13.99%) Continuous Integration
4 66 (13.78%) Microservices
5 61 (12.73%) Test Automation
6 53 (11.06%) TDD
7 51 (10.65%) Scrum
8 35 (7.31%) Kanban
9 34 (7.10%) Analytics
9 34 (7.10%) Fintech
9 34 (7.10%) Software Engineering
10 32 (6.68%) Continuous Delivery
11 30 (6.26%) BDD
12 26 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (5.43%) Configuration Management
13 25 (5.22%) ETL
14 24 (5.01%) Machine Learning
15 23 (4.80%) Migration
16 19 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (3.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 148 (30.90%) Python
2 101 (21.09%) Java
3 82 (17.12%) SQL
4 60 (12.53%) C#
5 53 (11.06%) JavaScript
6 43 (8.98%) Ruby
7 31 (6.47%) PowerShell
8 29 (6.05%) Bash Shell
9 20 (4.18%) Scala
10 18 (3.76%) Go
11 17 (3.55%) Groovy
12 13 (2.71%) TypeScript
13 11 (2.30%) R
14 10 (2.09%) Java 8
14 10 (2.09%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.88%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 5 (1.04%) C++
17 5 (1.04%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.84%) AWK
Qualifications
1 49 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.89%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.51%) Degree
4 5 (1.04%) AWS Certification
5 4 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.84%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.63%) ISEB
6 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.42%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.42%) CCIE
7 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) CCA
8 1 (0.21%) CCIE Service Provider
8 1 (0.21%) CCNA
8 1 (0.21%) CCNP
8 1 (0.21%) CISSP
8 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.21%) MCSA
8 1 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.92%) QA
2 9 (1.88%) GDPR
3 4 (0.84%) SLA
4 3 (0.63%) MiFID
5 2 (0.42%) IFRS
5 2 (0.42%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.21%) GxP
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) NCSC
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 136 (28.39%) Docker
2 15 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.25%) HDFS
3 6 (1.25%) vSphere
4 3 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.42%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.21%) Varnish
6 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.21%) zsh
Systems Management
1 168 (35.07%) Kubernetes
2 128 (26.72%) Terraform
3 105 (21.92%) Ansible
4 46 (9.60%) Puppet
5 24 (5.01%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (4.38%) Packer
7 17 (3.55%) Istio
8 7 (1.46%) Grafana
8 7 (1.46%) Kibana
9 6 (1.25%) Prometheus
10 5 (1.04%) logstash
10 5 (1.04%) Rancher
11 4 (0.84%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.84%) Kubeflow
11 4 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.63%) Consul
12 3 (0.63%) Graphite
12 3 (0.63%) SCOM
13 2 (0.42%) MIIS
13 2 (0.42%) Salt
Vendors
1 53 (11.06%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.64%) Google
3 14 (2.92%) Atlassian
4 10 (2.09%) Oracle
5 7 (1.46%) Splunk
5 7 (1.46%) VMware
6 6 (1.25%) Tableau
7 5 (1.04%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.84%) Cisco
8 4 (0.84%) Databricks
8 4 (0.84%) IBM
9 3 (0.63%) ForgeRock
9 3 (0.63%) Informatica
9 3 (0.63%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.63%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.63%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.42%) NetApp
10 2 (0.42%) Nokia
10 2 (0.42%) TOWER Software