Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 19 61
Rank change year-on-year +2 +42 +52
Contract jobs citing DevOps 613 547 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.57% 8.22% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.71% 9.41% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 442 262
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.82% +2.63%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £366
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £481
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -1.28%
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 6313 5815 7604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.28% 87.40% 83.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5012 4649 6043
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £326 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £669 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.75 £10.91
90th Percentile £30.90 £54.03 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.46 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.06% -7.33% +16.70%

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 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 256 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (40.62%) Amazon AWS
3 245 (39.97%) Java
4 202 (32.95%) Ansible
5 195 (31.81%) Python
6 177 (28.87%) Jenkins
7 174 (28.38%) Linux
8 167 (27.24%) Docker
9 146 (23.82%) Finance
10 133 (21.70%) Continuous Integration
11 131 (21.37%) Banking
12 121 (19.74%) Git (software)
13 113 (18.43%) TDD
14 100 (16.31%) Puppet
15 97 (15.82%) Kubernetes
15 97 (15.82%) Ruby
16 95 (15.50%) Microsoft Azure
17 91 (14.85%) Terraform
18 86 (14.03%) Test Automation
19 81 (13.21%) JavaScript
20 77 (12.56%) Windows
21 76 (12.40%) JIRA
22 75 (12.23%) Big Data
23 73 (11.91%) Configuration Management
23 73 (11.91%) Opscode Chef
24 71 (11.58%) Unix
24 71 (11.58%) Web Services
24 71 (11.58%) Scrum
24 71 (11.58%) TeamCity
25 70 (11.42%) Continuous Delivery

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 46 (7.50%) Apache Spark
2 31 (5.06%) Confluence
3 30 (4.89%) Elasticsearch
4 28 (4.57%) Apache
5 19 (3.10%) Tomcat
6 16 (2.61%) nginx
7 12 (1.96%) JBoss
8 9 (1.47%) Apache Solr
8 9 (1.47%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (1.14%) IIS
10 7 (1.14%) Jetty
10 7 (1.14%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.65%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.65%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.49%) Mule
12 3 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.33%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.33%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 249 (40.62%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (15.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (8.16%) GitHub
4 36 (5.87%) IaaS
5 35 (5.71%) PaaS
6 31 (5.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 24 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (3.92%) OpenShift
8 19 (3.10%) Serverless
9 18 (2.94%) Bluemix
9 18 (2.94%) IBM Cloud
10 17 (2.77%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (2.61%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (2.28%) Amazon S3
14 13 (2.12%) npm
15 12 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (1.79%) Route 53
16 11 (1.79%) SaaS
17 8 (1.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.59%) TCP/IP
2 21 (3.43%) Firewall
3 20 (3.26%) HTTP
4 14 (2.28%) SSL
5 10 (1.63%) Network Security
6 8 (1.31%) DNS
7 7 (1.14%) Internet
8 5 (0.82%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.82%) LAN
8 5 (0.82%) LDAP
8 5 (0.82%) VPN
8 5 (0.82%) WAN
9 4 (0.65%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.65%) Skype
10 3 (0.49%) SAN
11 2 (0.33%) DSL
11 2 (0.33%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.33%) IPsec
11 2 (0.33%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (12.23%) Big Data
2 54 (8.81%) Hadoop
3 48 (7.83%) MongoDB
4 41 (6.69%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (6.53%) NoSQL
6 33 (5.38%) SQL Server
7 31 (5.06%) Apache Hive
8 30 (4.89%) MySQL
9 24 (3.92%) Relational Database
10 23 (3.75%) Apache Cassandra
11 22 (3.59%) Redis
12 18 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (2.77%) RDBMS
14 15 (2.45%) Oracle ODI
14 15 (2.45%) Sqoop
15 12 (1.96%) Oracle Database
16 11 (1.79%) Flink
17 10 (1.63%) HBase
18 9 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 9 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 177 (28.87%) Jenkins
2 121 (19.74%) Git (software)
3 76 (12.40%) JIRA
4 71 (11.58%) TeamCity
5 56 (9.14%) Maven
6 31 (5.06%) Octopus Deploy
7 27 (4.40%) Cucumber
7 27 (4.40%) Subversion
8 24 (3.92%) Sonatype Nexus
9 22 (3.59%) Selenium
10 19 (3.10%) Bitbucket
11 17 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (1.96%) SonarQube
13 11 (1.79%) Gradle
13 11 (1.79%) JUnit
13 11 (1.79%) Vagrant
14 10 (1.63%) Artifactory
14 10 (1.63%) Visual Studio
15 9 (1.47%) gulp
15 9 (1.47%) webpack
General
1 146 (23.82%) Finance
2 131 (21.37%) Banking
3 59 (9.62%) Investment Banking
4 30 (4.89%) Financial Institution
5 14 (2.28%) Retail
6 12 (1.96%) Billing
7 9 (1.47%) Publishing
8 7 (1.14%) Law
8 7 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.98%) Front Office
9 6 (0.98%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.65%) Legal
10 4 (0.65%) Wholesale Banking
11 3 (0.49%) Advertising
11 3 (0.49%) Marketing
12 2 (0.33%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 234 (38.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 157 (25.61%) Developer
3 80 (13.05%) AWS DevOps
4 76 (12.40%) AWS Engineer
5 75 (12.23%) Java Developer
6 71 (11.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 46 (7.50%) Senior DevOps
8 37 (6.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 30 (4.89%) Java Engineer
10 29 (4.73%) Senior Developer
11 25 (4.08%) DevOps Developer
11 25 (4.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 23 (3.75%) Linux Engineer
13 22 (3.59%) Cloud Engineer
14 21 (3.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 19 (3.10%) Lead DevOps
16 18 (2.94%) Analyst
17 17 (2.77%) Architect
17 17 (2.77%) Azure DevOps
17 17 (2.77%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (11.58%) Web Services
2 46 (7.50%) .NET
3 45 (7.34%) Kafka
4 44 (7.18%) AngularJS
5 43 (7.01%) Spring
6 42 (6.85%) REST
7 40 (6.53%) React
8 37 (6.04%) HTML
8 37 (6.04%) Node.js
9 32 (5.22%) RESTful
10 31 (5.06%) HTML5
11 24 (3.92%) PySpark
11 24 (3.92%) XML
12 22 (3.59%) CSS
13 20 (3.26%) Elastic Stack
13 20 (3.26%) Spring Boot
14 19 (3.10%) Redux
15 18 (2.94%) JSON
16 15 (2.45%) J2EE
16 15 (2.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.48%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (5.22%) Virtual Team
3 20 (3.26%) Hedge funds
4 18 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 18 (2.94%) User Experience
5 16 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.61%) Fintech
5 16 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (1.96%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.47%) Credit Risk
8 9 (1.47%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (1.47%) Reinsurance
9 8 (1.31%) Reference Data
10 7 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.98%) Clustering
12 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.82%) PKI
12 5 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 174 (28.38%) Linux
2 77 (12.56%) Windows
3 71 (11.58%) Unix
4 31 (5.06%) Windows Server
5 27 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (2.94%) Ubuntu
7 16 (2.61%) Android
7 16 (2.61%) CentOS
8 15 (2.45%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.14%) Debian
10 6 (0.98%) Solaris
11 5 (0.82%) DC/OS
11 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.49%) VMS
14 2 (0.33%) AIX
14 2 (0.33%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.16%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (21.70%) Continuous Integration
3 113 (18.43%) TDD
4 86 (14.03%) Test Automation
5 73 (11.91%) Configuration Management
6 71 (11.58%) Scrum
7 70 (11.42%) Continuous Delivery
8 68 (11.09%) Open Source
9 61 (9.95%) BDD
10 55 (8.97%) Microservices
11 50 (8.16%) Software Engineering
12 40 (6.53%) E-Commerce
13 36 (5.87%) Release Management
14 34 (5.55%) Kanban
15 33 (5.38%) SDLC
16 29 (4.73%) Analytics
17 28 (4.57%) Migration
18 26 (4.24%) Workflow
19 25 (4.08%) Data Engineering
20 23 (3.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 245 (39.97%) Java
2 195 (31.81%) Python
3 97 (15.82%) Ruby
4 81 (13.21%) JavaScript
5 68 (11.09%) SQL
6 66 (10.77%) Bash Shell
7 54 (8.81%) C#
8 45 (7.34%) PowerShell
9 32 (5.22%) Perl
10 30 (4.89%) Shell Script
11 23 (3.75%) C++
12 22 (3.59%) Scala
13 19 (3.10%) Go
14 17 (2.77%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.96%) ES6
15 12 (1.96%) TypeScript
16 10 (1.63%) GraphQL
16 10 (1.63%) Objective-C
17 8 (1.31%) Groovy
18 5 (0.82%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 24 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 17 (2.77%) Degree
3 16 (2.61%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.14%) AWS Certification
5 4 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.49%) CISSP
7 2 (0.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.33%) CCSP
7 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.33%) CISM
7 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.16%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) GIAC
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB
8 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.16%) RHCE
8 1 (0.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.40%) QA
2 6 (0.98%) GCP
3 4 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.65%) WCAG
4 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.33%) SLA
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
6 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 167 (27.24%) Docker
2 29 (4.73%) HDFS
3 25 (4.08%) Apache Flume
4 13 (2.12%) vCloud
5 12 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (1.47%) Active Directory
6 9 (1.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (1.14%) LXC
8 6 (0.98%) XenApp
9 3 (0.49%) Varnish
9 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.33%) etcd
10 2 (0.33%) Firmware
10 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.33%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.16%) PowerDNS
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 202 (32.95%) Ansible
2 100 (16.31%) Puppet
3 97 (15.82%) Kubernetes
4 91 (14.85%) Terraform
5 73 (11.91%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (3.92%) Ambari
6 24 (3.92%) Oozie
7 17 (2.77%) Packer
8 14 (2.28%) Hadoop YARN
8 14 (2.28%) Nagios
9 13 (2.12%) Grafana
9 13 (2.12%) Kibana
10 11 (1.79%) Prometheus
11 8 (1.31%) logstash
11 8 (1.31%) Mesos
12 7 (1.14%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (1.14%) ITRS Geneos
13 6 (0.98%) Salt
14 5 (0.82%) Consul
15 4 (0.65%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 41 (6.69%) Oracle
2 38 (6.20%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.89%) Red Hat
3 30 (4.89%) VMware
4 23 (3.75%) Google
4 23 (3.75%) Splunk
5 22 (3.59%) IBM
6 19 (3.10%) Tableau
7 18 (2.94%) Cisco
8 16 (2.61%) New Relic
9 14 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (1.96%) SaltStack
11 11 (1.79%) Atlassian
12 9 (1.47%) TIBCO
13 6 (0.98%) Apple
13 6 (0.98%) Citrix
13 6 (0.98%) Facebook
14 5 (0.82%) Alteryx
14 5 (0.82%) AppDynamics
15 4 (0.65%) Cloudera