Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 10 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +7
Contract jobs citing DevOps 208 708 717
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 11.50% 11.86% 10.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.07% 13.17% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 587 586
Median daily rate £525 £560 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +1.82% -
10th Percentile £368 £413 £431
90th Percentile £650 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £63.25 -
Central London median hourly rate - £63.25 -

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 1,591 5,376 6,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.95% 90.05% 87.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,129 4,226 4,897
Median daily rate £515 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +3.96% -0.98%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £680 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
% change year-on-year - +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 63 100
Median hourly rate £32.00 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.10% +3.45% +10.88%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.00 £13.28
90th Percentile £47.75 £52.05 £30.30
Median hourly rate £30.95 £20.42 £19.00
% change year-on-year +51.58% +7.45% +1.60%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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.

1 101 (48.56%) Azure
2 86 (41.35%) AWS
3 75 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (29.33%) Docker
5 53 (25.48%) Kubernetes
6 51 (24.52%) Terraform
7 47 (22.60%) Jenkins
8 45 (21.63%) Python
9 42 (20.19%) Linux
9 42 (20.19%) Ansible
10 41 (19.71%) Git (software)
11 37 (17.79%) Finance
12 34 (16.35%) TDD
13 32 (15.38%) Java
13 32 (15.38%) SQL
14 30 (14.42%) Infrastructure as Code
15 28 (13.46%) JavaScript
15 28 (13.46%) Microservices
16 26 (12.50%) AngularJS
17 25 (12.02%) SQL Server
18 24 (11.54%) GCP
19 23 (11.06%) Web Services
19 23 (11.06%) Microsoft
19 23 (11.06%) PaaS
19 23 (11.06%) Security Cleared
20 22 (10.58%) Puppet
20 22 (10.58%) Test Automation
21 21 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
21 21 (10.10%) CSS
21 21 (10.10%) C#

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 8 (3.85%) Confluence
2 7 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.92%) Apache
4 4 (1.92%) nginx
5 3 (1.44%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.96%) CMS
6 2 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.48%) IIS
7 1 (0.48%) JBoss
7 1 (0.48%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.48%) Liferay
7 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.48%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Magento
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 101 (48.56%) Azure
2 86 (41.35%) AWS
3 24 (11.54%) GCP
4 23 (11.06%) PaaS
5 19 (9.13%) GitHub
5 19 (9.13%) Serverless
6 14 (6.73%) IaaS
7 11 (5.29%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (5.29%) SaaS
8 10 (4.81%) OpenShift
8 10 (4.81%) Power Platform
9 9 (4.33%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (3.37%) Amazon S3
11 7 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (2.88%) Amazon ECS
12 6 (2.88%) Azure Functions
13 5 (2.40%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (1.92%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.85%) DNS
2 6 (2.88%) HTTP
2 6 (2.88%) Internet
3 5 (2.40%) VPN
4 3 (1.44%) Intranet
4 3 (1.44%) Kerberos
4 3 (1.44%) Network Security
5 2 (0.96%) DHCP
5 2 (0.96%) Firewall
5 2 (0.96%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.96%) LAN
5 2 (0.96%) SAN
5 2 (0.96%) SSL
5 2 (0.96%) WAN
5 2 (0.96%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.48%) SMTP
6 1 (0.48%) SNMP
6 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.73%) MySQL
3 10 (4.81%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (4.33%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (4.33%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.85%) Cosmos DB
5 8 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.85%) Power BI
6 7 (3.37%) Redis
7 6 (2.88%) Big Data
7 6 (2.88%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.40%) Amazon Aurora
8 5 (2.40%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.44%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.44%) Parquet
9 3 (1.44%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.44%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 47 (22.60%) Jenkins
2 41 (19.71%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.77%) JIRA
4 11 (5.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (4.81%) TeamCity
6 9 (4.33%) JUnit
6 9 (4.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (3.85%) Bitbucket
7 8 (3.85%) Mockito
8 7 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (2.40%) GitLab
9 5 (2.40%) Maven
9 5 (2.40%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.92%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.92%) Gradle
10 4 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.44%) Cypress.io
11 3 (1.44%) Selenium
11 3 (1.44%) TestNG
11 3 (1.44%) WebLOAD
General
1 37 (17.79%) Finance
2 16 (7.69%) Banking
3 14 (6.73%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.37%) Retail
5 6 (2.88%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.92%) Front Office
6 4 (1.92%) Retail Finance
7 3 (1.44%) French Language
7 3 (1.44%) Games
8 2 (0.96%) Advertising
8 2 (0.96%) Law
8 2 (0.96%) Marketing
8 2 (0.96%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.48%) Automotive
9 1 (0.48%) Back Office
9 1 (0.48%) Electronics
9 1 (0.48%) International Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Local Government
9 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 67 (32.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (22.60%) Developer
3 19 (9.13%) Architect
4 17 (8.17%) AWS Engineer
5 16 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
6 15 (7.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 13 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
8 12 (5.77%) Backend Developer
8 12 (5.77%) PHP Developer
9 10 (4.81%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.85%) Java Developer
12 7 (3.37%) Analyst
12 7 (3.37%) Azure Architect
12 7 (3.37%) Full Stack Developer
12 7 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (2.88%) .NET Developer
13 6 (2.88%) DevOps Developer
14 5 (2.40%) C# Developer
14 5 (2.40%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 23 (11.06%) Web Services
3 21 (10.10%) CSS
4 20 (9.62%) .NET
4 20 (9.62%) HTML
5 16 (7.69%) HTML5
6 15 (7.21%) RESTful
7 14 (6.73%) CSS3
7 14 (6.73%) Laravel
8 13 (6.25%) Vue.js
9 12 (5.77%) .NET Core
9 12 (5.77%) LESS
9 12 (5.77%) Sass
9 12 (5.77%) Vuetify.js
10 8 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (3.85%) React
10 8 (3.85%) REST
11 7 (3.37%) Node.js
11 7 (3.37%) Spring
12 6 (2.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.37%) Cloud Native
2 6 (2.88%) User Experience
2 6 (2.88%) Wiki
3 5 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.40%) Public Cloud
4 4 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.44%) Clustering
5 3 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.96%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.96%) Blog
6 2 (0.96%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (0.96%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (0.96%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.96%) Robotics
6 2 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 42 (20.19%) Linux
2 16 (7.69%) Unix
3 14 (6.73%) Windows
4 8 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.88%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.40%) CentOS
7 3 (1.44%) Solaris
7 3 (1.44%) SUSE
8 2 (0.96%) Android
8 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.96%) Debian
8 2 (0.96%) VMS
8 2 (0.96%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.96%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (16.35%) TDD
3 30 (14.42%) Infrastructure as Code
4 28 (13.46%) Microservices
5 22 (10.58%) Test Automation
6 21 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (10.10%) Software Engineering
7 20 (9.62%) Scrum
8 19 (9.13%) Configuration Management
9 18 (8.65%) Migration
10 16 (7.69%) MVC
10 16 (7.69%) Open Source
11 14 (6.73%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (6.25%) BDD
13 10 (4.81%) Asset Management
13 10 (4.81%) Information Security
13 10 (4.81%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (4.33%) ITIL
15 8 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (21.63%) Python
2 32 (15.38%) Java
2 32 (15.38%) SQL
3 28 (13.46%) JavaScript
4 21 (10.10%) C#
5 18 (8.65%) PowerShell
6 17 (8.17%) Bash Shell
7 14 (6.73%) PHP
8 12 (5.77%) Ruby
9 7 (3.37%) Java 8
10 5 (2.40%) C++
10 5 (2.40%) Go
10 5 (2.40%) Perl
10 5 (2.40%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.40%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.92%) C
12 3 (1.44%) R
12 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.96%) Groovy
14 1 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.40%) Degree
4 3 (1.44%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.44%) CISM
4 3 (1.44%) CISSP
4 3 (1.44%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (0.96%) CCSP
5 2 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.96%) CREST Certified
5 2 (0.96%) GCFA
5 2 (0.96%) GCIA
5 2 (0.96%) GCIH
6 1 (0.48%) ISEB
6 1 (0.48%) MCSA
6 1 (0.48%) MCSE
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.33%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) COBIT
2 2 (0.96%) GDPR
2 2 (0.96%) NIST
System Software
1 61 (29.33%) Docker
2 12 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.96%) zsh
5 1 (0.48%) HDFS
5 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 53 (25.48%) Kubernetes
2 51 (24.52%) Terraform
3 42 (20.19%) Ansible
4 22 (10.58%) Puppet
5 19 (9.13%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.40%) Salt
7 4 (1.92%) Grafana
8 3 (1.44%) Packer
9 2 (0.96%) Consul
9 2 (0.96%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.96%) Kibana
9 2 (0.96%) Kubeflow
9 2 (0.96%) Nagios
9 2 (0.96%) Pacemaker
9 2 (0.96%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.48%) logstash
10 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.48%) MIIS
10 1 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 23 (11.06%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.85%) Splunk
2 8 (3.85%) VMware
3 7 (3.37%) Atlassian
3 7 (3.37%) Oracle
3 7 (3.37%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.88%) Databricks
4 6 (2.88%) SaltStack
5 5 (2.40%) Google
6 4 (1.92%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.44%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.44%) Veritas
8 2 (0.96%) Cisco
8 2 (0.96%) HP
8 2 (0.96%) IBM
8 2 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.96%) SAP
8 2 (0.96%) Sybase
9 1 (0.48%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.48%) Citrix