Period
to 23 October 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 23 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 9 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +6
Contract jobs citing DevOps 2,060 4,592 5,161
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 14.50% 12.55% 11.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.39% 14.21% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,658 3,454 3,962
Median daily rate £538 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £400 £414 £413
90th Percentile £713 £713 £688
England median daily rate £520 £538 £525
% change year-on-year -3.26% +2.38% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £56.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.78% +40.63%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -23.91% -8.00% +6.38%

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 12,565 32,318 40,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.47% 88.31% 88.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,496 23,227 29,522
Median daily rate £500 £515 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £319 £325 £325
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £473
% change year-on-year - +0.53% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 412 473
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +12.94% -7.61%
10th Percentile £17.03 £12.44 £13.06
90th Percentile £50.30 £53.68 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +16.67% -15.93%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +1 253 £525 -4.55% 220
South London +3 124 £520 -5.45% 26
West London +5 51 £540 +8.00% 56
East London -7 13 £555 -3.48% 28
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 1,018 (49.42%) Agile Software Development
2 866 (42.04%) Azure
3 790 (38.35%) AWS
4 682 (33.11%) Python
5 607 (29.47%) Kubernetes
6 592 (28.74%) Java
7 535 (25.97%) Docker
8 529 (25.68%) Finance
9 521 (25.29%) Jenkins
10 463 (22.48%) Terraform
11 407 (19.76%) Microservices
12 377 (18.30%) SQL
13 339 (16.46%) Linux
13 339 (16.46%) Git (software)
13 339 (16.46%) Ansible
14 338 (16.41%) Security Cleared
15 334 (16.21%) Banking
16 317 (15.39%) GCP
17 304 (14.76%) Test Automation
18 301 (14.61%) Software Engineering
19 298 (14.47%) Web Services
20 291 (14.13%) JavaScript
21 278 (13.50%) SC Cleared
22 265 (12.86%) Serverless
23 257 (12.48%) SQL Server
24 243 (11.80%) TDD
24 243 (11.80%) Scrum
25 235 (11.41%) Asset Management
26 223 (10.83%) Microsoft
27 221 (10.73%) Google

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
1 114 (5.53%) Confluence
2 112 (5.44%) Apache
3 72 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
4 53 (2.57%) SharePoint
5 47 (2.28%) Apache Spark
6 34 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
7 33 (1.60%) Tomcat
8 28 (1.36%) nginx
9 20 (0.97%) Apache Solr
10 19 (0.92%) IIS
11 18 (0.87%) CMS
12 14 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
12 14 (0.68%) JBoss
12 14 (0.68%) OpenStack
13 13 (0.63%) Jupyter
13 13 (0.63%) Red Hat Fuse
14 11 (0.53%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
16 7 (0.34%) Jetty
17 6 (0.29%) Mule
Applications
1 22 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.34%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.097%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.097%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.097%) Zeplin
6 1 (0.049%) Figma
6 1 (0.049%) InVision
6 1 (0.049%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 20 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 7 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.15%) Magento
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.097%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.097%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.097%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.097%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.097%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.049%) BambooHR
8 1 (0.049%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.049%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.049%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.049%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 866 (42.04%) Azure
2 790 (38.35%) AWS
3 317 (15.39%) GCP
4 265 (12.86%) Serverless
5 209 (10.15%) AWS Lambda
6 165 (8.01%) Amazon ECS
7 135 (6.55%) PaaS
8 117 (5.68%) GitHub
9 115 (5.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 114 (5.53%) Amazon EC2
11 103 (5.00%) Amazon S3
12 97 (4.71%) OpenShift
13 87 (4.22%) IaaS
14 74 (3.59%) Apigee
15 70 (3.40%) SaaS
16 63 (3.06%) Amazon SQS
17 54 (2.62%) Power Platform
18 52 (2.52%) Azure Data Factory
19 51 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
20 42 (2.04%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 62 (3.01%) DNS
2 61 (2.96%) Firewall
3 46 (2.23%) HTTP
4 34 (1.65%) SSL
5 32 (1.55%) VPN
6 23 (1.12%) Network Security
6 23 (1.12%) TCP/IP
7 19 (0.92%) Internet
7 19 (0.92%) Kerberos
8 18 (0.87%) HTTPS
9 17 (0.83%) DHCP
10 10 (0.49%) WAN
11 8 (0.39%) LAN
11 8 (0.39%) SSH
12 7 (0.34%) FTP
12 7 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
12 7 (0.34%) SAN
12 7 (0.34%) Skype
13 6 (0.29%) DMZ
14 5 (0.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (12.48%) SQL Server
2 154 (7.48%) PostgreSQL
3 143 (6.94%) Amazon Redshift
4 139 (6.75%) MySQL
5 109 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
6 91 (4.42%) Big Data
7 84 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
8 68 (3.30%) NoSQL
9 54 (2.62%) Data Lake
9 54 (2.62%) Hadoop
10 53 (2.57%) MongoDB
11 51 (2.48%) Azure SQL Database
12 42 (2.04%) Power BI
13 38 (1.84%) Redis
14 36 (1.75%) Cosmos DB
15 32 (1.55%) Relational Database
16 31 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 30 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 22 (1.07%) Amazon Aurora
18 22 (1.07%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 521 (25.29%) Jenkins
2 339 (16.46%) Git (software)
3 188 (9.13%) JIRA
4 150 (7.28%) Artifactory
5 148 (7.18%) GitLab
6 98 (4.76%) Maven
7 78 (3.79%) RStudio
8 66 (3.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 64 (3.11%) Cucumber
10 60 (2.91%) Selenium
11 50 (2.43%) JUnit
12 49 (2.38%) Gradle
13 41 (1.99%) Bitbucket
14 40 (1.94%) TeamCity
15 36 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 34 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
17 32 (1.55%) gulp
17 32 (1.55%) Mockito
17 32 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
18 31 (1.50%) Vagrant
General
1 529 (25.68%) Finance
2 334 (16.21%) Banking
3 158 (7.67%) Front Office
4 131 (6.36%) Public Sector
5 112 (5.44%) Investment Banking
6 54 (2.62%) Back Office
7 42 (2.04%) Retail
8 33 (1.60%) Marketing
9 29 (1.41%) Telecoms
10 22 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.78%) Games
13 15 (0.73%) Advertising
13 15 (0.73%) Electronics
13 15 (0.73%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.58%) Legal
15 11 (0.53%) Police
16 10 (0.49%) Law
16 10 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 611 (29.66%) Developer
2 499 (24.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 241 (11.70%) Architect
4 234 (11.36%) AWS Engineer
5 156 (7.57%) AWS Developer
6 155 (7.52%) Java Developer
7 151 (7.33%) AWS DevOps
8 128 (6.21%) Azure Engineer
9 117 (5.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 101 (4.90%) Python Developer
11 99 (4.81%) Java Engineer
12 92 (4.47%) Python Engineer
13 82 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
14 81 (3.93%) Senior DevOps
15 77 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
15 77 (3.74%) Senior Developer
16 76 (3.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 74 (3.59%) Software Engineer
18 70 (3.40%) Cloud Architect
18 70 (3.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (14.47%) Web Services
2 196 (9.51%) .NET
3 191 (9.27%) AngularJS
4 189 (9.17%) React
5 144 (6.99%) Node.js
6 129 (6.26%) REST
7 118 (5.73%) Spring
8 117 (5.68%) HTML
9 114 (5.53%) CSS
10 96 (4.66%) Spring Boot
11 86 (4.17%) Vue.js
12 83 (4.03%) OAuth
13 79 (3.83%) gRPC
14 77 (3.74%) HTML5
15 74 (3.59%) Swagger
16 68 (3.30%) CSS3
16 68 (3.30%) RESTful
17 66 (3.20%) Kafka
18 63 (3.06%) .NET Core
19 61 (2.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 155 (7.52%) Hedge funds
2 127 (6.17%) Derivative
3 126 (6.12%) Fixed Income
4 122 (5.92%) Equities
5 113 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
6 89 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
7 78 (3.79%) User Experience
8 69 (3.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 52 (2.52%) Mobile App
10 51 (2.48%) Data Centre
11 46 (2.23%) Cloud Native
12 44 (2.14%) Public Cloud
13 37 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
14 32 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
15 28 (1.36%) Algorithms
16 27 (1.31%) Data Structures
17 25 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
18 23 (1.12%) Private Cloud
19 19 (0.92%) Virtual Team
20 18 (0.87%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 339 (16.46%) Linux
2 163 (7.91%) Windows
3 63 (3.06%) Unix
4 46 (2.23%) Android
5 42 (2.04%) Windows Server
6 41 (1.99%) CentOS
7 38 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (1.50%) Apple iOS
9 19 (0.92%) Ubuntu
9 19 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
10 15 (0.73%) Windows 10
11 14 (0.68%) Mac OS X
12 13 (0.63%) Debian
13 12 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (0.49%) VMS
14 10 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
16 7 (0.34%) Solaris
17 4 (0.19%) Amazon Linux
17 4 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,018 (49.42%) Agile Software Development
2 407 (19.76%) Microservices
3 304 (14.76%) Test Automation
4 301 (14.61%) Software Engineering
5 243 (11.80%) Scrum
5 243 (11.80%) TDD
6 235 (11.41%) Asset Management
7 186 (9.03%) Infrastructure as Code
8 171 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
9 157 (7.62%) Investment Management
10 138 (6.70%) Continuous Delivery
11 137 (6.65%) Migration
12 134 (6.50%) BDD
13 131 (6.36%) Open Source
14 127 (6.17%) Decision-Making
15 117 (5.68%) Configuration Management
16 115 (5.58%) Analytics
17 114 (5.53%) Mentoring
18 113 (5.49%) Deployment Automation
19 112 (5.44%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 682 (33.11%) Python
2 592 (28.74%) Java
3 377 (18.30%) SQL
4 291 (14.13%) JavaScript
5 181 (8.79%) C#
6 161 (7.82%) PowerShell
7 139 (6.75%) Bash Shell
8 72 (3.50%) Ruby
9 58 (2.82%) R
9 58 (2.82%) Shell Script
10 53 (2.57%) Kotlin
11 52 (2.52%) Scala
12 50 (2.43%) Go
13 47 (2.28%) Java 8
14 43 (2.09%) Perl
14 43 (2.09%) PHP
15 41 (1.99%) Groovy
16 38 (1.84%) T-SQL
17 37 (1.80%) TypeScript
18 33 (1.60%) C++
Qualifications
1 338 (16.41%) Security Cleared
2 278 (13.50%) SC Cleared
3 51 (2.48%) DV Cleared
4 49 (2.38%) Degree
5 32 (1.55%) AWS Certification
6 25 (1.21%) Sun Certification
7 20 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (0.78%) CISSP
9 14 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 7 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.29%) ISEB
14 5 (0.24%) CCNA
15 4 (0.19%) CISA
15 4 (0.19%) CISM
15 4 (0.19%) CSSLP
15 4 (0.19%) MCSE
15 4 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.37%) QA
2 21 (1.02%) GDPR
3 15 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.44%) HIPAA
5 9 (0.44%) NIST
5 9 (0.44%) WCAG
6 7 (0.34%) SLA
7 6 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.24%) PMO
9 4 (0.19%) Basel III
9 4 (0.19%) COBIT
10 3 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.097%) NCSC
11 2 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.049%) GxP
12 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.049%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.049%) PSD2
System Software
1 535 (25.97%) Docker
2 82 (3.98%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.39%) HDFS
7 6 (0.29%) Xen
8 5 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.19%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.19%) LXC
9 4 (0.19%) Varnish
9 4 (0.19%) vSphere
10 3 (0.15%) Gluster
10 3 (0.15%) GridGain
10 3 (0.15%) vCloud
10 3 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.15%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.097%) KVM
11 2 (0.097%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 607 (29.47%) Kubernetes
2 463 (22.48%) Terraform
3 339 (16.46%) Ansible
4 128 (6.21%) Puppet
5 98 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
6 45 (2.18%) Prometheus
7 29 (1.41%) Grafana
8 25 (1.21%) Packer
9 23 (1.12%) Consul
10 22 (1.07%) Kibana
11 17 (0.83%) Salt
12 14 (0.68%) Nagios
13 13 (0.63%) Argo
13 13 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
14 11 (0.53%) Istio
15 10 (0.49%) BladeLogic
15 10 (0.49%) Rancher
16 8 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
16 8 (0.39%) logstash
16 8 (0.39%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 223 (10.83%) Microsoft
2 221 (10.73%) Google
3 124 (6.02%) Oracle
4 70 (3.40%) Databricks
5 58 (2.82%) Splunk
6 51 (2.48%) VMware
7 46 (2.23%) Red Hat
8 37 (1.80%) Atlassian
9 33 (1.60%) SAP
10 31 (1.50%) ServiceNow
11 30 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
12 28 (1.36%) AppDynamics
13 21 (1.02%) Cisco
14 20 (0.97%) MuleSoft
15 19 (0.92%) Cloudera
16 18 (0.87%) IBM
17 16 (0.78%) HP
18 15 (0.73%) Dynatrace
18 15 (0.73%) SaltStack
19 14 (0.68%) Sybase