Period
to 6 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 August 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
England > London
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 7 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +6
Contract jobs citing DevOps 2,209 5,101 4,710
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 14.38% 12.75% 10.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.16% 14.38% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,662 3,759 3,653
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £420 £413
90th Percentile £713 £713 £700
England median daily rate £525 £538 £525
% change year-on-year -2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +16.67% +50.00%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.69 £51.83
% change year-on-year -26.61% -7.99% +15.18%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,671 35,465 40,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.00% 88.67% 88.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,213 25,410 29,371
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £325 £340 £325
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 422 522
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +6.52% -
10th Percentile £17.28 £12.08 £14.00
90th Percentile £54.90 £55.50 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.66 £21.50
% change year-on-year +41.96% +14.67% -7.53%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in London

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps in London.

Daily rate trend for DevOps in London

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps in London over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in London

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps in London.

Hourly rate trend for DevOps in London

DevOps
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DevOps in London over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for DevOps in London

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 6 August 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
Central London +2 367 £550 - 164
South London +3 156 £525 -4.98% 22
West London +1 50 £551 +11.65% 72
East London -5 25 £550 - 23
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 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 London region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 1,084 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 945 (42.78%) Azure
3 858 (38.84%) AWS
4 708 (32.05%) Python
5 701 (31.73%) Java
6 695 (31.46%) Kubernetes
7 637 (28.84%) Docker
8 595 (26.94%) Finance
9 584 (26.44%) Jenkins
10 553 (25.03%) Terraform
11 415 (18.79%) Ansible
12 414 (18.74%) Microservices
13 406 (18.38%) SQL
14 387 (17.52%) Security Cleared
15 381 (17.25%) Git (software)
16 368 (16.66%) GCP
17 363 (16.43%) Linux
18 362 (16.39%) Software Engineering
19 361 (16.34%) JavaScript
20 359 (16.25%) Test Automation
21 357 (16.16%) Web Services
22 312 (14.12%) Banking
22 312 (14.12%) SC Cleared
23 285 (12.90%) SQL Server
24 280 (12.68%) Asset Management
25 262 (11.86%) Microsoft
26 250 (11.32%) C#
27 249 (11.27%) Scrum
28 246 (11.14%) .NET
29 240 (10.86%) TDD

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 137 (6.20%) Confluence
2 93 (4.21%) Apache
3 80 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
4 52 (2.35%) SharePoint
5 35 (1.58%) Tomcat
6 34 (1.54%) Apache Spark
7 31 (1.40%) nginx
8 28 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
9 19 (0.86%) Apache Solr
10 18 (0.81%) SAS
11 17 (0.77%) IIS
12 16 (0.72%) JBoss
13 15 (0.68%) CMS
13 15 (0.68%) WebLogic
14 12 (0.54%) OpenStack
14 12 (0.54%) Red Hat Fuse
14 12 (0.54%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
16 8 (0.36%) Jupyter
17 7 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 26 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.27%) Figma
5 5 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.18%) InVision
6 4 (0.18%) Sketch
7 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.091%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 8 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.18%) Magento
4 4 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.14%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.091%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.091%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.045%) Actimize
7 1 (0.045%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.045%) Sage BI
7 1 (0.045%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.045%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.045%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 945 (42.78%) Azure
2 858 (38.84%) AWS
3 368 (16.66%) GCP
4 230 (10.41%) Serverless
5 180 (8.15%) AWS Lambda
6 160 (7.24%) Amazon ECS
7 142 (6.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 136 (6.16%) GitHub
8 136 (6.16%) OpenShift
9 123 (5.57%) Amazon EC2
10 121 (5.48%) PaaS
11 113 (5.12%) Amazon S3
12 97 (4.39%) SaaS
13 83 (3.76%) IaaS
14 72 (3.26%) Power Platform
15 70 (3.17%) Amazon SQS
16 52 (2.35%) Apigee
17 45 (2.04%) Azure Data Factory
18 44 (1.99%) Amazon EKS
19 35 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.21%) Firewall
2 60 (2.72%) DNS
3 42 (1.90%) HTTP
4 30 (1.36%) VPN
5 26 (1.18%) TCP/IP
6 25 (1.13%) SSL
7 20 (0.91%) Network Security
8 17 (0.77%) Internet
8 17 (0.77%) Kerberos
9 15 (0.68%) DHCP
10 13 (0.59%) BGP
10 13 (0.59%) SNMP
11 12 (0.54%) HTTPS
12 10 (0.45%) HSRP
12 10 (0.45%) MPLS
12 10 (0.45%) RSVP
12 10 (0.45%) SSH
12 10 (0.45%) VLAN
12 10 (0.45%) VRRP
13 9 (0.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 144 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
3 141 (6.38%) Amazon Redshift
4 139 (6.29%) MySQL
5 118 (5.34%) Data Warehouse
6 103 (4.66%) Big Data
7 94 (4.26%) Amazon RDS
8 80 (3.62%) NoSQL
9 70 (3.17%) Power BI
10 66 (2.99%) MongoDB
11 57 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 55 (2.49%) Hadoop
13 52 (2.35%) Redis
14 49 (2.22%) Data Lake
15 39 (1.77%) Cosmos DB
16 38 (1.72%) Relational Database
17 36 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
18 26 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 22 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
20 21 (0.95%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 584 (26.44%) Jenkins
2 381 (17.25%) Git (software)
3 232 (10.50%) JIRA
4 186 (8.42%) GitLab
5 157 (7.11%) Artifactory
6 112 (5.07%) Maven
7 95 (4.30%) RStudio
8 92 (4.16%) Selenium
9 80 (3.62%) Cucumber
10 74 (3.35%) JUnit
11 57 (2.58%) Visual Studio Team System
12 56 (2.54%) Bitbucket
13 55 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 54 (2.44%) Visual Studio
15 48 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
16 44 (1.99%) SonarQube
17 42 (1.90%) CircleCI
17 42 (1.90%) Subversion
18 41 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 40 (1.81%) TeamCity
General
1 595 (26.94%) Finance
2 312 (14.12%) Banking
3 201 (9.10%) Front Office
4 145 (6.56%) Investment Banking
5 127 (5.75%) Public Sector
6 46 (2.08%) Back Office
7 38 (1.72%) Retail
8 31 (1.40%) Marketing
9 21 (0.95%) Police
10 20 (0.91%) Games
10 20 (0.91%) Telecoms
11 16 (0.72%) Law
11 16 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.63%) Retail Banking
13 13 (0.59%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.50%) Electronics
14 11 (0.50%) Legal
15 8 (0.36%) Advertising
15 8 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 715 (32.37%) Developer
2 577 (26.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 262 (11.86%) AWS Engineer
4 213 (9.64%) Java Developer
5 195 (8.83%) Architect
6 159 (7.20%) AWS Developer
7 154 (6.97%) AWS DevOps
8 128 (5.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 118 (5.34%) Azure Engineer
10 103 (4.66%) Python Developer
11 97 (4.39%) Cloud Engineer
12 95 (4.30%) Python Engineer
13 93 (4.21%) Senior Developer
13 93 (4.21%) Senior DevOps
14 88 (3.98%) Java Engineer
15 84 (3.80%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 82 (3.71%) Software Engineer
17 76 (3.44%) Consultant
18 75 (3.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 72 (3.26%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (16.16%) Web Services
2 246 (11.14%) .NET
3 237 (10.73%) AngularJS
4 223 (10.10%) React
5 182 (8.24%) Node.js
6 150 (6.79%) REST
7 140 (6.34%) HTML
8 127 (5.75%) Spring
9 120 (5.43%) CSS
10 111 (5.02%) Spring Boot
11 106 (4.80%) Vue.js
12 96 (4.35%) HTML5
13 94 (4.26%) J2EE
14 77 (3.49%) .NET Core
14 77 (3.49%) Kafka
15 74 (3.35%) RESTful
16 67 (3.03%) Swagger
17 63 (2.85%) gRPC
18 62 (2.81%) ASP.NET
19 61 (2.76%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 173 (7.83%) Derivative
2 171 (7.74%) Fixed Income
3 169 (7.65%) Hedge funds
4 166 (7.51%) Equities
5 125 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
6 114 (5.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 104 (4.71%) User Experience
8 97 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
9 70 (3.17%) Cloud Native
10 65 (2.94%) Public Cloud
11 48 (2.17%) Mobile App
12 45 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
13 41 (1.86%) Data Centre
14 38 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
15 37 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
16 32 (1.45%) Virtual Team
17 31 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
18 27 (1.22%) Management Information System
19 22 (1.00%) Private Cloud
20 19 (0.86%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 363 (16.43%) Linux
2 190 (8.60%) Windows
3 94 (4.26%) Unix
4 60 (2.72%) Android
5 50 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (1.95%) CentOS
7 38 (1.72%) Windows Server
8 34 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 20 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
10 18 (0.81%) Ubuntu
11 17 (0.77%) Mac OS X
12 16 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.63%) Windows 10
14 13 (0.59%) VMS
15 12 (0.54%) Debian
16 11 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
17 10 (0.45%) CoreOS
18 7 (0.32%) Solaris
18 7 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
19 2 (0.091%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,084 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 414 (18.74%) Microservices
3 362 (16.39%) Software Engineering
4 359 (16.25%) Test Automation
5 280 (12.68%) Asset Management
6 249 (11.27%) Scrum
7 240 (10.86%) TDD
8 234 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
9 214 (9.69%) Infrastructure as Code
10 160 (7.24%) Decision-Making
11 156 (7.06%) Open Source
12 151 (6.84%) Investment Management
13 144 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
14 135 (6.11%) Deployment Automation
15 134 (6.07%) Migration
16 133 (6.02%) Configuration Management
17 129 (5.84%) Business Analysis
18 127 (5.75%) BDD
19 120 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
20 118 (5.34%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 708 (32.05%) Python
2 701 (31.73%) Java
3 406 (18.38%) SQL
4 361 (16.34%) JavaScript
5 250 (11.32%) C#
6 190 (8.60%) PowerShell
7 142 (6.43%) Bash Shell
8 87 (3.94%) Ruby
9 74 (3.35%) R
9 74 (3.35%) TypeScript
10 61 (2.76%) Groovy
11 59 (2.67%) Shell Script
12 54 (2.44%) Go
13 53 (2.40%) Java 8
13 53 (2.40%) Scala
14 51 (2.31%) T-SQL
15 50 (2.26%) Kotlin
16 45 (2.04%) Perl
17 36 (1.63%) C++
18 30 (1.36%) C
Qualifications
1 387 (17.52%) Security Cleared
2 312 (14.12%) SC Cleared
3 78 (3.53%) Degree
4 57 (2.58%) DV Cleared
5 43 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 32 (1.45%) AWS Certification
7 18 (0.81%) Sun Certification
8 17 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.50%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.41%) CCNA
10 9 (0.41%) ISEB
10 9 (0.41%) SANS
11 7 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.27%) CCNP
13 5 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
14 4 (0.18%) CCIE Service Provider
14 4 (0.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (4.48%) QA
2 19 (0.86%) WCAG
3 17 (0.77%) GDPR
4 11 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.36%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.32%) SLA
8 5 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.14%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.091%) Basel III
10 2 (0.091%) NCSC
10 2 (0.091%) NIST
10 2 (0.091%) PMO
10 2 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.045%) COBIT
11 1 (0.045%) GxP
11 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.045%) MiFID
System Software
1 637 (28.84%) Docker
2 66 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 34 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.32%) HDFS
7 5 (0.23%) vSphere
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.18%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.14%) Gluster
9 3 (0.14%) GridGain
9 3 (0.14%) LXC
9 3 (0.14%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.091%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.091%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.091%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.091%) NFS
10 2 (0.091%) Xen
10 2 (0.091%) XenApp
10 2 (0.091%) zsh
Systems Management
1 695 (31.46%) Kubernetes
2 553 (25.03%) Terraform
3 415 (18.79%) Ansible
4 162 (7.33%) Puppet
5 109 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (2.13%) Packer
7 38 (1.72%) Prometheus
8 36 (1.63%) Grafana
9 25 (1.13%) Kibana
10 24 (1.09%) Consul
11 19 (0.86%) Salt
12 18 (0.81%) Istio
13 15 (0.68%) logstash
14 12 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
15 10 (0.45%) Argo
16 9 (0.41%) Rancher
17 8 (0.36%) Mesos
17 8 (0.36%) Nagios
18 7 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
18 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 262 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 230 (10.41%) Google
3 126 (5.70%) Oracle
4 55 (2.49%) Splunk
5 48 (2.17%) VMware
6 47 (2.13%) Red Hat
7 45 (2.04%) Databricks
8 43 (1.95%) Atlassian
8 43 (1.95%) SAP
9 31 (1.40%) ServiceNow
10 29 (1.31%) Tableau
11 28 (1.27%) Cisco
12 27 (1.22%) Cloudera
13 26 (1.18%) Bloomberg
14 21 (0.95%) AppDynamics
15 20 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
16 19 (0.86%) IBM
16 19 (0.86%) MuleSoft
17 16 (0.72%) SaltStack
18 15 (0.68%) Hortonworks