Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 14 22
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 +15
Contract jobs citing DevOps 747 677 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.60% 9.76% 7.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.97% 11.05% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 544 390
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £430 £425 £413
90th Percentile £688 £688 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.17% - -
Central London median hourly rate £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 5,760 6,127 5,525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.43% 88.35% 88.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,454 4,869 4,277
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £331 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £490
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 97 46
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.70 £19.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.97% -3.36% -3.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.65 £12.81
90th Percentile £55.40 £38.48 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £16.96
% change year-on-year +10.26% +14.98% -15.20%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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
London Bridge +1 60 £550 -31.25%
Moorgate +4 23 £550 -
DevOps
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 296 (39.63%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (37.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 258 (34.54%) Amazon AWS
4 255 (34.14%) Docker
5 235 (31.46%) Kubernetes
6 207 (27.71%) Finance
7 198 (26.51%) Linux
8 187 (25.03%) Java
9 185 (24.77%) Terraform
10 167 (22.36%) Python
11 166 (22.22%) Microservices
12 151 (20.21%) Jenkins
13 144 (19.28%) Ansible
14 124 (16.60%) SQL
15 105 (14.06%) JavaScript
16 100 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
16 100 (13.39%) Git (software)
17 99 (13.25%) TDD
18 92 (12.32%) JIRA
19 90 (12.05%) PowerShell
20 87 (11.65%) C#
21 82 (10.98%) .NET
22 80 (10.71%) Scrum
23 77 (10.31%) Migration
23 77 (10.31%) Greenfield Project
24 76 (10.17%) Microsoft
24 76 (10.17%) Puppet
25 74 (9.91%) Node.js
25 74 (9.91%) Banking
26 73 (9.77%) Kafka

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 50 (6.69%) Confluence
2 42 (5.62%) Apache Spark
3 24 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (2.81%) Apache
5 12 (1.61%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.47%) nginx
7 10 (1.34%) CMS
7 10 (1.34%) IIS
8 8 (1.07%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.94%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.80%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
12 4 (0.54%) Drupal
13 3 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.40%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.27%) JBoss
14 2 (0.27%) Jupyter
14 2 (0.27%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 12 (1.61%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.27%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 278 (37.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 258 (34.54%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (8.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 57 (7.63%) GitHub
5 55 (7.36%) Serverless
6 42 (5.62%) PaaS
7 40 (5.35%) AWS Lambda
8 33 (4.42%) Amazon S3
9 32 (4.28%) Amazon EC2
10 30 (4.02%) Amazon ECS
11 29 (3.88%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (3.88%) Azure Active Directory
12 26 (3.48%) IaaS
13 23 (3.08%) OpenShift
14 22 (2.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 20 (2.68%) SaaS
16 19 (2.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 17 (2.28%) Route 53
18 16 (2.14%) Azure Functions
18 16 (2.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.21%) DNS
2 23 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.81%) Firewall
4 19 (2.54%) HTTP
5 14 (1.87%) VPN
6 10 (1.34%) SSL
7 9 (1.20%) FTP
8 8 (1.07%) DHCP
9 7 (0.94%) Internet
10 6 (0.80%) BGP
10 6 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (0.80%) OSPF
10 6 (0.80%) SAN
11 5 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.67%) NAS
11 5 (0.67%) Wireless
12 4 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (0.54%) IPsec
12 4 (0.54%) Network Security
12 4 (0.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 53 (7.10%) NoSQL
3 52 (6.96%) Big Data
4 39 (5.22%) Azure SQL Database
5 38 (5.09%) Hadoop
5 38 (5.09%) MongoDB
6 33 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (3.48%) Amazon RDS
7 26 (3.48%) Redis
8 25 (3.35%) MySQL
8 25 (3.35%) Relational Database
9 24 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (2.41%) Blockchain
11 15 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 15 (2.01%) HBase
12 12 (1.61%) Apache Hive
12 12 (1.61%) Power BI
13 11 (1.47%) Cosmos DB
13 11 (1.47%) Data Lake
14 10 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 151 (20.21%) Jenkins
2 100 (13.39%) Git (software)
3 92 (12.32%) JIRA
4 60 (8.03%) Visual Studio Team System
5 42 (5.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 36 (4.82%) TeamCity
7 34 (4.55%) Maven
8 28 (3.75%) Sonatype Nexus
9 25 (3.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 23 (3.08%) Visual Studio
11 18 (2.41%) Cucumber
11 18 (2.41%) Selenium
12 17 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (1.87%) GitLab
13 14 (1.87%) SpecFlow
14 13 (1.74%) SonarQube
14 13 (1.74%) Subversion
15 12 (1.61%) Gradle
15 12 (1.61%) Travis CI
16 11 (1.47%) JUnit
General
1 207 (27.71%) Finance
2 74 (9.91%) Banking
3 27 (3.61%) Retail
4 22 (2.95%) Law
5 12 (1.61%) Front Office
5 12 (1.61%) Games
5 12 (1.61%) Marketing
5 12 (1.61%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.34%) Publishing
7 6 (0.80%) Advertising
7 6 (0.80%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.80%) Legal
8 4 (0.54%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.54%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.27%) Electronics
10 2 (0.27%) International Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.13%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 279 (37.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 173 (23.16%) Developer
3 115 (15.39%) Azure DevOps
4 98 (13.12%) Azure Engineer
5 92 (12.32%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 89 (11.91%) AWS DevOps
7 78 (10.44%) AWS Engineer
8 72 (9.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 60 (8.03%) Java Developer
10 54 (7.23%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 37 (4.95%) Architect
12 33 (4.42%) Senior DevOps
13 31 (4.15%) Senior Developer
14 30 (4.02%) Java Engineer
14 30 (4.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 29 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
16 25 (3.35%) Cloud Engineer
16 25 (3.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 24 (3.21%) Platform Engineer
17 24 (3.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (10.98%) .NET
2 74 (9.91%) Node.js
3 73 (9.77%) Kafka
4 60 (8.03%) Spring
5 53 (7.10%) HTML
5 53 (7.10%) JSON
6 50 (6.69%) RESTful
7 39 (5.22%) Web Services
8 37 (4.95%) CSS
9 36 (4.82%) Spring Boot
10 35 (4.69%) REST
11 33 (4.42%) AngularJS
12 28 (3.75%) HTML5
12 28 (3.75%) React
13 22 (2.95%) Hibernate
14 21 (2.81%) .NET Core
15 19 (2.54%) .NET Framework
15 19 (2.54%) jQuery
16 18 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
17 17 (2.28%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.31%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (3.61%) Cloud Native
3 26 (3.48%) Mobile App
4 22 (2.95%) Public Cloud
5 15 (2.01%) User Experience
6 13 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (1.61%) PKI
8 11 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.07%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.07%) iPad
11 7 (0.94%) Social Media
12 6 (0.80%) Mobile Banking
13 5 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
13 5 (0.67%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.54%) Clustering
14 4 (0.54%) Equities
14 4 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 198 (26.51%) Linux
2 62 (8.30%) Windows
3 58 (7.76%) Unix
4 20 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (2.01%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.47%) Android
6 11 (1.47%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.07%) CentOS
8 7 (0.94%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.40%) AIX
9 3 (0.40%) Debian
9 3 (0.40%) Solaris
9 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.27%) VMS
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.13%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.13%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (39.63%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (22.22%) Microservices
3 100 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
4 99 (13.25%) TDD
5 80 (10.71%) Scrum
6 77 (10.31%) Migration
7 69 (9.24%) Test Automation
8 60 (8.03%) Configuration Management
8 60 (8.03%) Fintech
9 56 (7.50%) Infrastructure as Code
10 55 (7.36%) Continuous Delivery
11 51 (6.83%) Software Engineering
12 50 (6.69%) BDD
13 44 (5.89%) E-Commerce
14 40 (5.35%) Deployment Automation
15 39 (5.22%) Open Source
16 36 (4.82%) Data Science
17 35 (4.69%) Problem-Solving
18 32 (4.28%) Kanban
19 30 (4.02%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 187 (25.03%) Java
2 167 (22.36%) Python
3 124 (16.60%) SQL
4 105 (14.06%) JavaScript
5 90 (12.05%) PowerShell
6 87 (11.65%) C#
7 59 (7.90%) Bash Shell
8 43 (5.76%) Scala
9 39 (5.22%) Ruby
10 37 (4.95%) Java 8
11 26 (3.48%) Go
12 21 (2.81%) PHP
13 17 (2.28%) R
14 14 (1.87%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.87%) TypeScript
15 13 (1.74%) Perl
16 10 (1.34%) ES6
16 10 (1.34%) Groovy
17 9 (1.20%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (3.88%) Degree
2 19 (2.54%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.01%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.74%) AWS Certification
5 10 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.20%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.67%) CCIE
9 5 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.40%) MCSA
10 3 (0.40%) MCSE
10 3 (0.40%) RHCE
11 2 (0.27%) CISSP
11 2 (0.27%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.27%) PMP
11 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.27%) SAFe Agilist
12 1 (0.13%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.54%) QA
2 5 (0.67%) PMO
3 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.27%) PSD2
4 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.13%) GDPR
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 255 (34.14%) Docker
2 29 (3.88%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.34%) HDFS
3 10 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.40%) Varnish
7 2 (0.27%) etcd
7 2 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.27%) Xen
7 2 (0.27%) XenApp
8 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.13%) KVM
8 1 (0.13%) LXC
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.13%) Samba
8 1 (0.13%) vCloud
8 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 235 (31.46%) Kubernetes
2 185 (24.77%) Terraform
3 144 (19.28%) Ansible
4 76 (10.17%) Puppet
5 55 (7.36%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (2.54%) Grafana
7 14 (1.87%) Hadoop YARN
7 14 (1.87%) Prometheus
8 13 (1.74%) Kibana
8 13 (1.74%) Mesos
9 9 (1.20%) Consul
9 9 (1.20%) Marathon
9 9 (1.20%) Packer
10 8 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (0.94%) Graphite
11 7 (0.94%) logstash
12 6 (0.80%) Nagios
12 6 (0.80%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.54%) SCCM
13 4 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 37 (4.95%) Google
3 36 (4.82%) Splunk
4 22 (2.95%) Oracle
5 18 (2.41%) Atlassian
6 11 (1.47%) IBM
6 11 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.34%) Perforce
7 10 (1.34%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.20%) Adobe
8 9 (1.20%) MuleSoft
8 9 (1.20%) ServiceNow
9 8 (1.07%) Cisco
9 8 (1.07%) F5
9 8 (1.07%) VMware
10 6 (0.80%) CheckPoint
10 6 (0.80%) Citrix
10 6 (0.80%) Databricks
10 6 (0.80%) SAP
11 5 (0.67%) TIBCO