Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 9 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 +2
Contract jobs citing DevOps 334 477 785
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 13.81% 11.81% 11.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.24% 13.51% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 384 610
10th Percentile £400 £413 £455
25th Percentile £463 £500 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £563 £550
Median % change year-on-year -2.22% +2.27% -
75th Percentile £638 £638 £638
90th Percentile £700 £699 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £28.50 " £10.25
Median hourly rate £29.00 - £10.50
75th Percentile £29.50 " £10.75
90th Percentile " " "
Central London median hourly rate £29.00 - £40.25

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 2,191 3,531 6,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.61% 87.44% 89.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,620 2,666 4,731
10th Percentile £340 £325 £325
25th Percentile £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £625 £613 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 51 53
10th Percentile £12.34 £12.42 £11.55
25th Percentile £15.69 £14.19 £16.00
Median hourly rate £25.75 £22.74 £20.65
Median % change year-on-year +13.26% +10.12% +3.23%
75th Percentile £27.81 £39.00 £33.00
90th Percentile £40.83 £53.00 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £24.23 £22.74 £21.18
% change year-on-year +6.55% +7.34% +0.86%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021, 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.

1 161 (48.20%) Azure
2 149 (44.61%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (32.63%) AWS
4 108 (32.34%) TDD
4 108 (32.34%) Docker
5 85 (25.45%) JavaScript
6 74 (22.16%) Kubernetes
7 73 (21.86%) Java
7 73 (21.86%) Python
8 70 (20.96%) Git (software)
9 68 (20.36%) Jenkins
10 66 (19.76%) Software Engineering
11 63 (18.86%) .NET
12 60 (17.96%) Finance
13 59 (17.66%) AngularJS
13 59 (17.66%) Terraform
14 58 (17.37%) C#
15 57 (17.07%) Microservices
16 53 (15.87%) Analytics
17 50 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
17 50 (14.97%) Microsoft
18 49 (14.67%) Continuous Improvement
18 49 (14.67%) React
19 47 (14.07%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 47 (14.07%) PowerShell
20 46 (13.77%) SQL
21 45 (13.47%) SQL Server
22 43 (12.87%) Banking
23 39 (11.68%) Linux
23 39 (11.68%) Octopus Deploy

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 29 (8.68%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.69%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.20%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (1.20%) IIS
6 3 (0.90%) Apache
6 3 (0.90%) Confluence
7 2 (0.60%) Appian
7 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.60%) Mule
7 2 (0.60%) nginx
8 1 (0.30%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.30%) Camunda
8 1 (0.30%) CMS
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.30%) uWSGI
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.30%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.50%) Summit
2 3 (0.90%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.60%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 161 (48.20%) Azure
2 109 (32.63%) AWS
3 37 (11.08%) Power Platform
4 30 (8.98%) GCP
5 29 (8.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 19 (5.69%) Serverless
7 17 (5.09%) PaaS
8 13 (3.89%) GitHub
9 11 (3.29%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (3.29%) IaaS
10 10 (2.99%) Amazon S3
11 9 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (2.69%) OpenShift
12 8 (2.40%) Amazon ECS
12 8 (2.40%) SaaS
13 6 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (1.50%) Azure Functions
14 5 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (1.50%) npm
15 4 (1.20%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.20%) Firewall
1 4 (1.20%) SSL
2 3 (0.90%) LAN
2 3 (0.90%) Network Security
2 3 (0.90%) WAN
2 3 (0.90%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (0.60%) DNS
3 2 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (0.60%) HTTP
3 2 (0.60%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.60%) VPN
3 2 (0.60%) Wireless
4 1 (0.30%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.30%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (0.30%) NX-OS
4 1 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.30%) VXLAN
4 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.47%) SQL Server
2 34 (10.18%) Power BI
3 14 (4.19%) Tableau
4 12 (3.59%) Big Data
4 12 (3.59%) Tableau Desktop
4 12 (3.59%) Tableau Server
5 9 (2.69%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (2.69%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.10%) Redis
7 6 (1.80%) Hazelcast
7 6 (1.80%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.50%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.50%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.20%) MySQL
10 3 (0.90%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.90%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 70 (20.96%) Git (software)
2 68 (20.36%) Jenkins
3 39 (11.68%) Octopus Deploy
4 20 (5.99%) JIRA
5 15 (4.49%) Bitbucket
6 9 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (2.69%) TeamCity
7 8 (2.40%) Artifactory
7 8 (2.40%) JUnit
7 8 (2.40%) Selenium
8 7 (2.10%) Mockito
8 7 (2.10%) webpack
9 6 (1.80%) GitLab
9 6 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (1.50%) SonarQube
11 4 (1.20%) CircleCI
11 4 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.90%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.90%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.90%) WebDriver
General
1 60 (17.96%) Finance
2 43 (12.87%) Banking
3 15 (4.49%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.40%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.80%) Front Office
5 6 (1.80%) Retail
6 5 (1.50%) Legal
7 4 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.60%) Law
8 2 (0.60%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 126 (37.72%) Developer
2 64 (19.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 35 (10.48%) Java Developer
4 28 (8.38%) Analyst
5 23 (6.89%) Backend Developer
5 23 (6.89%) Technical Leader
6 18 (5.39%) Analyst Developer
7 17 (5.09%) Architect
8 16 (4.79%) AWS DevOps
8 16 (4.79%) PHP Developer
9 14 (4.19%) C# Developer
10 13 (3.89%) AWS Engineer
10 13 (3.89%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 13 (3.89%) Azure Engineer
11 12 (3.59%) Azure DevOps
11 12 (3.59%) DevOps Developer
12 10 (2.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 10 (2.99%) Node.js Developer
13 8 (2.40%) Data Engineer
13 8 (2.40%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (18.86%) .NET
2 59 (17.66%) AngularJS
3 49 (14.67%) React
4 35 (10.48%) Web Services
5 28 (8.38%) Node.js
6 27 (8.08%) ASP.NET
6 27 (8.08%) HTML
7 26 (7.78%) ASP.NET Core
8 25 (7.49%) CSS
8 25 (7.49%) Spring
9 20 (5.99%) HTML5
10 18 (5.39%) Kafka
10 18 (5.39%) Laravel
10 18 (5.39%) LESS
10 18 (5.39%) RESTful
10 18 (5.39%) Sass
10 18 (5.39%) Vue.js
11 17 (5.09%) CSS3
11 17 (5.09%) Vuetify.js
12 13 (3.89%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.88%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (6.59%) Fixed Income
3 12 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (2.40%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.40%) Cloud Native
6 8 (2.40%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.80%) Derivative
7 6 (1.80%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.90%) User Experience
8 3 (0.90%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.60%) Blog
9 2 (0.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 2 (0.60%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.60%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (11.68%) Linux
2 16 (4.79%) Windows
3 13 (3.89%) Unix
4 5 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.50%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.20%) CentOS
5 4 (1.20%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.90%) Solaris
7 2 (0.60%) SUSE
7 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.30%) Debian
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (44.61%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (32.34%) TDD
3 66 (19.76%) Software Engineering
4 57 (17.07%) Microservices
5 53 (15.87%) Analytics
6 50 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (14.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 47 (14.07%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 36 (10.78%) Mentoring
10 35 (10.48%) Test Automation
11 31 (9.28%) Scrum
12 30 (8.98%) Deployment Automation
13 29 (8.68%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (7.78%) MVC
14 26 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (7.19%) Configuration Management
16 23 (6.89%) Infrastructure as Code
17 21 (6.29%) BDD
18 20 (5.99%) Migration
18 20 (5.99%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 85 (25.45%) JavaScript
2 73 (21.86%) Java
2 73 (21.86%) Python
3 58 (17.37%) C#
4 47 (14.07%) PowerShell
5 46 (13.77%) SQL
6 38 (11.38%) TypeScript
7 19 (5.69%) PHP
8 17 (5.09%) Bash Shell
8 17 (5.09%) Ruby
9 16 (4.79%) Go
9 16 (4.79%) Java 8
9 16 (4.79%) Scala
10 13 (3.89%) C++
11 8 (2.40%) Perl
12 6 (1.80%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.20%) Groovy
13 4 (1.20%) Haskell
13 4 (1.20%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (8.68%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.59%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.99%) Degree
4 11 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.50%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.90%) SAFe Agilist
7 2 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.60%) CCSP
7 2 (0.60%) CISM
7 2 (0.60%) CISSP
7 2 (0.60%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.60%) GCFA
7 2 (0.60%) GCIA
7 2 (0.60%) GCIH
7 2 (0.60%) MCSE
7 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.78%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) COBIT
2 2 (0.60%) GDPR
2 2 (0.60%) NIST
3 1 (0.30%) PMO
3 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 108 (32.34%) Docker
2 33 (9.88%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.90%) Ceph
4 3 (0.90%) NFS
4 3 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.60%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.30%) Gluster
6 1 (0.30%) HDFS
6 1 (0.30%) vCloud
6 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 74 (22.16%) Kubernetes
2 59 (17.66%) Terraform
3 39 (11.68%) Ansible
4 19 (5.69%) Puppet
5 15 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.80%) Salt
7 5 (1.50%) Grafana
8 4 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (1.20%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.90%) Consul
9 3 (0.90%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.90%) Mesos
10 2 (0.60%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.60%) SCOM
11 1 (0.30%) Ambari
11 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.30%) MIIS
11 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 50 (14.97%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.89%) Oracle
3 10 (2.99%) Google
3 10 (2.99%) Splunk
4 9 (2.69%) VMware
5 8 (2.40%) MuleSoft
6 5 (1.50%) Databricks
6 5 (1.50%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.20%) Cisco
7 4 (1.20%) Hortonworks
7 4 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.90%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.60%) Cadence
9 2 (0.60%) F5
9 2 (0.60%) Micro Focus
9 2 (0.60%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.60%) RedGate
9 2 (0.60%) Solace
9 2 (0.60%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.60%) Spotify