Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 10 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 +31
Contract jobs citing DevOps 5,394 4,651 3,381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.62% 10.00% 8.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.25% 11.37% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,988 3,631 2,512
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £403
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 1
London median hourly rate £35.00 £48.67 £75.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.08% -35.11% +39.53%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £66.45
% change year-on-year -30.00% -24.75% +23.62%

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 37,856 40,907 35,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.55% 87.92% 86.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,084 29,664 25,145
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 530 402
London median hourly rate £25.50 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.00% +25.03%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.98 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.50 £53.63
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% - +11.11%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in London

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in London

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in London over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in London

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps in London

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in London over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

Contractor 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 20 March 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
Central London +5 1,150 £550 - 450
South London -1 344 £559 +9.56% 40
East London +8 226 £550 - 71
West London +9 170 £503 -4.29% 136
North London -7 1 £550 +46.67% 11
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 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 London region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 2,417 (44.81%) Agile Software Development
2 2,180 (40.42%) Amazon AWS
3 1,830 (33.93%) Docker
4 1,691 (31.35%) Jenkins
5 1,576 (29.22%) Kubernetes
6 1,544 (28.62%) Java
7 1,477 (27.38%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,472 (27.29%) Python
9 1,459 (27.05%) Ansible
10 1,427 (26.46%) Linux
11 1,392 (25.81%) Terraform
12 1,172 (21.73%) Finance
13 1,031 (19.11%) Git (software)
13 1,031 (19.11%) Microservices
14 906 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
15 896 (16.61%) Puppet
16 767 (14.22%) JavaScript
17 744 (13.79%) Scrum
18 694 (12.87%) TDD
19 685 (12.70%) Test Automation
20 678 (12.57%) Opscode Chef
21 609 (11.29%) SQL
22 569 (10.55%) Configuration Management
23 558 (10.34%) Node.js
24 545 (10.10%) Banking
24 545 (10.10%) Security Cleared
25 527 (9.77%) Google Cloud Platform
26 520 (9.64%) Bash Shell
26 520 (9.64%) .NET
27 509 (9.44%) Web Services

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
1 265 (4.91%) Confluence
2 240 (4.45%) Elasticsearch
3 201 (3.73%) nginx
4 171 (3.17%) Apache
5 135 (2.50%) Tomcat
6 130 (2.41%) IIS
7 125 (2.32%) Apache Spark
8 113 (2.09%) Cloud Foundry
9 91 (1.69%) OpenStack
10 70 (1.30%) WebSphere
11 59 (1.09%) CMS
12 53 (0.98%) SharePoint
13 48 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 38 (0.70%) JBoss
15 30 (0.56%) Apache Solr
16 28 (0.52%) WebLogic
17 26 (0.48%) Jetty
18 25 (0.46%) Mongrel
19 23 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
20 19 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 62 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.074%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.056%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.019%) HipChat
9 1 (0.019%) iWork
9 1 (0.019%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
2 21 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
3 19 (0.35%) Endur
4 11 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.13%) Teamcenter
6 6 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.056%) Magento
9 3 (0.056%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.056%) R3 Corda
10 2 (0.037%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.037%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.037%) SAP HR
11 1 (0.019%) Markit EDM
11 1 (0.019%) Northgate Housing
11 1 (0.019%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 1 (0.019%) Payment Gateway
11 1 (0.019%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,180 (40.42%) Amazon AWS
2 1,477 (27.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 527 (9.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 401 (7.43%) PaaS
5 321 (5.95%) GitHub
6 310 (5.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 265 (4.91%) Amazon EC2
8 253 (4.69%) IaaS
9 249 (4.62%) Serverless
10 206 (3.82%) Amazon S3
11 195 (3.62%) AWS Lambda
12 194 (3.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 184 (3.41%) OpenShift
14 168 (3.11%) SaaS
15 152 (2.82%) Datadog
16 100 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
17 88 (1.63%) Route 53
18 86 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 78 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
20 73 (1.35%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 172 (3.19%) Firewall
2 161 (2.98%) DNS
3 146 (2.71%) HTTP
4 136 (2.52%) VPN
5 130 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 107 (1.98%) SSL
7 64 (1.19%) DHCP
8 59 (1.09%) FTP
9 54 (1.00%) Internet
9 54 (1.00%) IPsec
10 51 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
11 44 (0.82%) Kerberos
11 44 (0.82%) Network Security
12 31 (0.57%) WAN
13 22 (0.41%) SAN
14 18 (0.33%) LAN
15 16 (0.30%) MPLS
15 16 (0.30%) SSH
16 13 (0.24%) SMTP
16 13 (0.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (6.27%) NoSQL
2 309 (5.73%) SQL Server
3 300 (5.56%) Big Data
4 290 (5.38%) MongoDB
5 282 (5.23%) Hadoop
6 218 (4.04%) MySQL
7 202 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
8 186 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
9 176 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 167 (3.10%) Relational Database
11 150 (2.78%) Redis
12 95 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
13 90 (1.67%) RDBMS
14 85 (1.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 85 (1.58%) Amazon Redshift
15 71 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
16 68 (1.26%) HBase
17 62 (1.15%) Data Lake
18 60 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 56 (1.04%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,691 (31.35%) Jenkins
2 1,031 (19.11%) Git (software)
3 488 (9.05%) JIRA
4 329 (6.10%) Maven
5 305 (5.65%) Visual Studio Team System
6 250 (4.63%) TeamCity
7 234 (4.34%) Sonatype Nexus
8 225 (4.17%) Selenium
9 190 (3.52%) GitLab
10 168 (3.11%) Bitbucket
11 161 (2.98%) Octopus Deploy
12 146 (2.71%) Cucumber
13 141 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 134 (2.48%) Gradle
15 132 (2.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 128 (2.37%) Artifactory
17 115 (2.13%) Travis CI
17 115 (2.13%) Visual Studio
18 109 (2.02%) SonarQube
19 106 (1.97%) JUnit
General
1 1,172 (21.73%) Finance
2 545 (10.10%) Banking
3 162 (3.00%) Retail
4 135 (2.50%) Marketing
5 109 (2.02%) Front Office
6 83 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 71 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 67 (1.24%) Financial Institution
9 54 (1.00%) Law
10 53 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 51 (0.95%) Games
12 50 (0.93%) Electronics
13 45 (0.83%) Legal
14 43 (0.80%) Publishing
15 40 (0.74%) Advertising
16 34 (0.63%) Retail Banking
17 28 (0.52%) Billing
18 19 (0.35%) French Language
18 19 (0.35%) German Language
19 16 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2,188 (40.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,285 (23.82%) Developer
3 599 (11.10%) AWS DevOps
3 599 (11.10%) AWS Engineer
4 522 (9.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 456 (8.45%) Architect
6 416 (7.71%) Java Developer
7 358 (6.64%) Azure DevOps
8 319 (5.91%) Senior DevOps
9 305 (5.65%) Azure Engineer
10 279 (5.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 265 (4.91%) Cloud Engineer
12 257 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 227 (4.21%) Senior Developer
14 210 (3.89%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 204 (3.78%) Full Stack Developer
16 181 (3.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 168 (3.11%) Linux Engineer
18 154 (2.86%) Consultant
19 151 (2.80%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 558 (10.34%) Node.js
2 520 (9.64%) .NET
3 509 (9.44%) Web Services
4 440 (8.16%) HTML
5 439 (8.14%) REST
6 385 (7.14%) Spring
7 380 (7.04%) AngularJS
8 360 (6.67%) CSS
9 339 (6.28%) React
10 338 (6.27%) Kafka
11 328 (6.08%) RESTful
12 276 (5.12%) Spring Boot
13 248 (4.60%) HTML5
14 222 (4.12%) JSON
15 198 (3.67%) Elastic Stack
16 138 (2.56%) CSS3
17 113 (2.09%) Hibernate
18 112 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
18 112 (2.08%) SOAP
19 111 (2.06%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 353 (6.54%) Greenfield Project
2 230 (4.26%) Fintech
3 200 (3.71%) Public Cloud
4 151 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
5 150 (2.78%) User Experience
6 147 (2.73%) Mobile App
7 122 (2.26%) Cloud Native
8 94 (1.74%) Data Centre
9 75 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
10 68 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
11 67 (1.24%) Virtual Team
12 63 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
13 56 (1.04%) Algorithms
14 53 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
15 52 (0.96%) Clustering
16 43 (0.80%) Hedge funds
16 43 (0.80%) iPad
17 40 (0.74%) Data Structures
18 37 (0.69%) Management Information System
19 35 (0.65%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1,427 (26.46%) Linux
2 466 (8.64%) Windows
3 348 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 296 (5.49%) Unix
5 142 (2.63%) Windows Server
6 93 (1.72%) Android
7 81 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 81 (1.50%) CentOS
8 77 (1.43%) Ubuntu
9 25 (0.46%) CoreOS
10 23 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 20 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (0.35%) VMS
13 15 (0.28%) Debian
14 13 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (0.17%) Solaris
16 5 (0.093%) Mesosphere
17 4 (0.074%) Amazon Linux
17 4 (0.074%) Fedora
18 3 (0.056%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,417 (44.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1,031 (19.11%) Microservices
3 906 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
4 744 (13.79%) Scrum
5 694 (12.87%) TDD
6 685 (12.70%) Test Automation
7 569 (10.55%) Configuration Management
8 491 (9.10%) Continuous Delivery
9 449 (8.32%) BDD
10 426 (7.90%) Open Source
11 384 (7.12%) Migration
12 356 (6.60%) Software Engineering
13 311 (5.77%) Kanban
14 306 (5.67%) Deployment Automation
15 285 (5.28%) Problem-Solving
16 240 (4.45%) Continuous Deployment
17 211 (3.91%) E-Commerce
18 206 (3.82%) Analytics
19 200 (3.71%) ITIL
20 186 (3.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,544 (28.62%) Java
2 1,472 (27.29%) Python
3 767 (14.22%) JavaScript
4 609 (11.29%) SQL
5 520 (9.64%) Bash Shell
6 454 (8.42%) PowerShell
7 433 (8.03%) C#
8 382 (7.08%) Ruby
9 267 (4.95%) Java 8
10 245 (4.54%) Go
11 184 (3.41%) Groovy
12 167 (3.10%) Scala
13 166 (3.08%) Perl
14 146 (2.71%) Shell Script
15 139 (2.58%) TypeScript
16 106 (1.97%) PHP
17 100 (1.85%) ES6
18 91 (1.69%) C++
19 54 (1.00%) C
20 39 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 545 (10.10%) Security Cleared
2 435 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 197 (3.65%) Degree
4 115 (2.13%) RHCE
5 110 (2.04%) AWS Certification
6 64 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 63 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 41 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
9 41 (0.76%) CCNP
9 41 (0.76%) CISSP
10 34 (0.63%) DV Cleared
11 29 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 29 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
12 16 (0.30%) CISM
13 13 (0.24%) MCSE
14 12 (0.22%) ISEB
14 12 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.22%) Master's Degree
15 11 (0.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (5.38%) QA
2 35 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (0.48%) GDPR
4 23 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.37%) PMO
6 15 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 15 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 13 (0.24%) SLA
8 12 (0.22%) PSD2
9 11 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.093%) MiFID
10 5 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.074%) ISO 15022
11 4 (0.074%) ISO 20022
12 3 (0.056%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 2 (0.037%) COBIT
14 1 (0.019%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.019%) HL7
14 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.019%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,830 (33.93%) Docker
2 198 (3.67%) Active Directory
3 135 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
4 121 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 53 (0.98%) HDFS
6 46 (0.85%) Xen
7 30 (0.56%) Hyper-V
8 24 (0.44%) NFS
9 21 (0.39%) Apache Flume
10 17 (0.32%) etcd
10 17 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
10 17 (0.32%) vCloud
11 15 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 15 (0.28%) flannel
12 14 (0.26%) KVM
13 13 (0.24%) SkyDNS
14 12 (0.22%) Ceph
14 12 (0.22%) XenApp
15 11 (0.20%) GlusterFS
16 8 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,576 (29.22%) Kubernetes
2 1,459 (27.05%) Ansible
3 1,392 (25.81%) Terraform
4 896 (16.61%) Puppet
5 678 (12.57%) Opscode Chef
6 136 (2.52%) Packer
7 110 (2.04%) Kibana
8 102 (1.89%) Prometheus
9 96 (1.78%) Grafana
10 94 (1.74%) logstash
11 92 (1.71%) Nagios
12 76 (1.41%) Consul
13 70 (1.30%) Mesos
14 65 (1.21%) Docker Swarm
15 58 (1.08%) Salt
16 50 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
17 44 (0.82%) ZABBIX
18 41 (0.76%) Sysdig
19 38 (0.70%) HAProxy
20 37 (0.69%) Graphite
Vendors
1 443 (8.21%) Microsoft
2 379 (7.03%) Google
3 322 (5.97%) Splunk
4 300 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 281 (5.21%) Oracle
6 159 (2.95%) VMware
7 107 (1.98%) Atlassian
8 97 (1.80%) SAP
9 95 (1.76%) ServiceNow
10 89 (1.65%) New Relic
11 86 (1.59%) Cisco
12 84 (1.56%) Qualys
13 64 (1.19%) AppDynamics
14 62 (1.15%) MuleSoft
14 62 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
15 57 (1.06%) Adobe
16 53 (0.98%) SaltStack
17 52 (0.96%) F5
18 48 (0.89%) IBM
19 46 (0.85%) hybris