Period
to 14 June 2021

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 14 June 2021 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 8 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Contract jobs citing DevOps 3,687 2,497 5,166
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 14.41% 13.79% 12.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.97% 15.53% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,644 1,872 3,747
10th Percentile £413 £413 £424
25th Percentile £475 £488 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £550
75th Percentile £638 £650 £650
90th Percentile £713 £713 £713
England median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
Median hourly rate £55.00 £21.50 £70.00
Median % change year-on-year +155.81% -69.29% +35.05%
England median hourly rate £54.50 £50.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +9.00% - -18.70%

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 23,084 16,078 35,708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 90.21% 88.82% 89.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,485 11,569 25,814
10th Percentile £356 £325 £338
25th Percentile £431 £420 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year - +0.96% +4.00%
75th Percentile £638 £623 £600
90th Percentile £713 £710 £688
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 201 359
10th Percentile £15.01 £13.75 £12.21
25th Percentile £20.50 £18.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate £34.88 £28.00 £22.29
Median % change year-on-year +24.57% +25.65% +1.30%
75th Percentile £52.75 £47.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.22% +7.14%

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 14 June 2021.

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 14 June 2021.

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 14 June 2021. 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 +1 462 £575 +4.55% 389
South London 0 56 £575 +9.52% 30
West London +3 48 £550 +3.77% 111
East London -11 12 £492 -10.64% 80
North London - 2 £650 - 11
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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 1,671 (45.32%) Azure
2 1,622 (43.99%) Agile Software Development
3 1,104 (29.94%) AWS
4 1,004 (27.23%) Python
5 976 (26.47%) Terraform
6 924 (25.06%) Kubernetes
7 892 (24.19%) Docker
8 794 (21.54%) Java
9 718 (19.47%) Finance
10 714 (19.37%) SQL
11 698 (18.93%) Jenkins
12 682 (18.50%) Ansible
13 605 (16.41%) Social Skills
14 596 (16.16%) Git (software)
15 583 (15.81%) Microservices
16 533 (14.46%) Linux
17 510 (13.83%) TDD
18 497 (13.48%) Banking
19 489 (13.26%) JavaScript
20 485 (13.15%) .NET
21 456 (12.37%) Microsoft
22 452 (12.26%) Scrum
23 451 (12.23%) Test Automation
24 436 (11.83%) C#
25 434 (11.77%) Infrastructure as Code
26 431 (11.69%) GCP
27 398 (10.79%) Security Cleared
28 382 (10.36%) Software Engineering
29 372 (10.09%) JIRA
30 369 (10.01%) Continuous Integration

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
1 178 (4.83%) Confluence
2 117 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 115 (3.12%) Apache Spark
4 88 (2.39%) Apache
5 70 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
6 43 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
6 43 (1.17%) nginx
7 28 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
8 26 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 25 (0.68%) IIS
10 20 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 19 (0.52%) SAS
12 18 (0.49%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
13 15 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.35%) CMS
15 12 (0.33%) JBoss
16 11 (0.30%) OpenStack
17 10 (0.27%) Jupyter
18 9 (0.24%) Jetty
Applications
1 28 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.081%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.081%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.027%) Figma
8 1 (0.027%) Mingle
8 1 (0.027%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.24%) Summit
3 8 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.22%) Sentinel
4 6 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
5 5 (0.14%) Magento
5 5 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.14%) SunGard Martini
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.11%) R3 Corda
6 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.081%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.081%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.054%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.054%) Q-Pulse
8 2 (0.054%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.054%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.054%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,671 (45.32%) Azure
2 1,104 (29.94%) AWS
3 431 (11.69%) GCP
4 335 (9.09%) Serverless
5 270 (7.32%) PaaS
6 263 (7.13%) GitHub
7 204 (5.53%) IaaS
8 183 (4.96%) Power Platform
9 167 (4.53%) AWS CloudFormation
10 146 (3.96%) AWS Lambda
11 116 (3.15%) SaaS
12 105 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
13 97 (2.63%) Azure Functions
14 96 (2.60%) Azure Data Factory
15 95 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
16 91 (2.47%) Amazon S3
17 85 (2.31%) OpenShift
18 74 (2.01%) Amazon EKS
19 73 (1.98%) Azure Service Bus
20 66 (1.79%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 95 (2.58%) Firewall
2 44 (1.19%) DNS
3 39 (1.06%) SSL
4 37 (1.00%) HTTP
5 32 (0.87%) TCP/IP
6 31 (0.84%) Network Security
7 27 (0.73%) VPN
8 24 (0.65%) Internet
9 20 (0.54%) WAN
10 19 (0.52%) Wireshark
11 18 (0.49%) Multicast
12 17 (0.46%) Kerberos
13 14 (0.38%) tcpdump
14 13 (0.35%) LAN
15 12 (0.33%) DHCP
16 10 (0.27%) IPsec
16 10 (0.27%) IPv4
17 9 (0.24%) 2G
18 8 (0.22%) HTTPS
19 7 (0.19%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 170 (4.61%) Big Data
3 155 (4.20%) NoSQL
4 151 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
5 136 (3.69%) Power BI
6 116 (3.15%) Azure SQL Database
7 111 (3.01%) Data Lake
8 102 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
9 97 (2.63%) Hadoop
10 78 (2.12%) MongoDB
11 73 (1.98%) BigQuery
12 70 (1.90%) Relational Database
13 63 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
14 62 (1.68%) Tableau
15 60 (1.63%) MySQL
16 52 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 50 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
18 46 (1.25%) Redis
19 44 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 34 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 698 (18.93%) Jenkins
2 596 (16.16%) Git (software)
3 372 (10.09%) JIRA
4 153 (4.15%) Maven
5 134 (3.63%) Bitbucket
6 127 (3.44%) GitLab
7 112 (3.04%) Cucumber
8 110 (2.98%) TeamCity
9 107 (2.90%) Selenium
10 92 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
11 80 (2.17%) SonarQube
12 71 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
13 67 (1.82%) Gradle
14 62 (1.68%) JUnit
15 60 (1.63%) webpack
16 59 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
16 59 (1.60%) Visual Studio
17 52 (1.41%) Artifactory
18 47 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 46 (1.25%) Postman
General
1 718 (19.47%) Finance
2 605 (16.41%) Social Skills
3 497 (13.48%) Banking
4 209 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
5 169 (4.58%) Public Sector
6 166 (4.50%) Investment Banking
7 115 (3.12%) Retail
8 97 (2.63%) Front Office
8 97 (2.63%) Presentation Skills
9 52 (1.41%) Telecoms
10 50 (1.36%) Influencing Skills
11 49 (1.33%) Marketing
12 27 (0.73%) Documentation Skills
13 25 (0.68%) Retail Banking
14 24 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 24 (0.65%) Games
14 24 (0.65%) Legal
15 22 (0.60%) Manufacturing
15 22 (0.60%) Organisational Skills
16 17 (0.46%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 992 (26.91%) Developer
2 939 (25.47%) DevOps Engineer
3 377 (10.23%) Architect
4 315 (8.54%) Azure Engineer
5 234 (6.35%) AWS Engineer
6 225 (6.10%) AWS DevOps
7 207 (5.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 195 (5.29%) Java Developer
9 175 (4.75%) Cloud Engineer
10 174 (4.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 159 (4.31%) Azure DevOps
12 149 (4.04%) Senior Developer
13 141 (3.82%) Analyst
14 125 (3.39%) Data Engineer
15 120 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
16 119 (3.23%) .NET Developer
16 119 (3.23%) Consultant
17 118 (3.20%) C# Developer
18 112 (3.04%) Senior DevOps
19 110 (2.98%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 485 (13.15%) .NET
2 314 (8.52%) React
3 299 (8.11%) AngularJS
4 269 (7.30%) Node.js
5 248 (6.73%) Kafka
6 231 (6.27%) Spring
7 230 (6.24%) HTML
8 217 (5.89%) REST
9 215 (5.83%) Web Services
10 195 (5.29%) CSS
11 170 (4.61%) Spring Boot
12 154 (4.18%) RESTful
13 142 (3.85%) .NET Core
14 128 (3.47%) HTML5
15 113 (3.06%) JSON
16 95 (2.58%) GraphQL
17 88 (2.39%) ASP.NET
18 87 (2.36%) YAML
19 73 (1.98%) Redux
20 72 (1.95%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 151 (4.10%) Cloud Native
2 140 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
3 108 (2.93%) Public Cloud
3 108 (2.93%) User Experience
4 88 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
5 81 (2.20%) Data Centre
5 81 (2.20%) Mobile App
6 72 (1.95%) Data Structures
7 60 (1.63%) Fixed Income
8 57 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 56 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 54 (1.46%) Algorithms
11 50 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
12 49 (1.33%) Management Information System
13 36 (0.98%) Derivative
14 31 (0.84%) Virtual Team
15 29 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
16 27 (0.73%) Wiki
17 26 (0.71%) Hedge funds
18 21 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 533 (14.46%) Linux
2 272 (7.38%) Windows
3 105 (2.85%) Unix
4 70 (1.90%) Windows Server
5 56 (1.52%) Android
6 52 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (1.08%) CentOS
8 39 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 25 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 13 (0.35%) VMS
10 13 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
11 12 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.30%) Windows 10
13 10 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
14 9 (0.24%) Solaris
15 8 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.19%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.054%) AIX
18 2 (0.054%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,622 (43.99%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (15.81%) Microservices
3 510 (13.83%) TDD
4 452 (12.26%) Scrum
5 451 (12.23%) Test Automation
6 434 (11.77%) Infrastructure as Code
7 382 (10.36%) Software Engineering
8 369 (10.01%) Continuous Integration
9 282 (7.65%) Analytics
10 264 (7.16%) BDD
11 255 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
12 251 (6.81%) Migration
13 222 (6.02%) Continuous Delivery
14 216 (5.86%) Configuration Management
15 195 (5.29%) Open Source
16 178 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
16 178 (4.83%) SDLC
17 176 (4.77%) Continuous Improvement
18 175 (4.75%) Deployment Automation
19 173 (4.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,004 (27.23%) Python
2 794 (21.54%) Java
3 714 (19.37%) SQL
4 489 (13.26%) JavaScript
5 436 (11.83%) C#
6 363 (9.85%) PowerShell
7 242 (6.56%) TypeScript
8 221 (5.99%) Bash Shell
9 142 (3.85%) Scala
10 129 (3.50%) Go
11 109 (2.96%) C++
12 98 (2.66%) Ruby
13 89 (2.41%) Java 8
14 82 (2.22%) Shell Script
15 74 (2.01%) Groovy
15 74 (2.01%) PHP
16 67 (1.82%) C
17 55 (1.49%) T-SQL
18 50 (1.36%) PL/SQL
19 48 (1.30%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 398 (10.79%) Security Cleared
2 333 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 156 (4.23%) Degree
4 60 (1.63%) DV Cleared
5 58 (1.57%) AWS Certification
5 58 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (0.52%) CISSP
7 19 (0.52%) ISEB
8 15 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (0.35%) ISTQB
9 13 (0.35%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.24%) DBS Check
11 9 (0.24%) PhD
12 8 (0.22%) CISM
12 8 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 5 (0.14%) CREST Certified
13 5 (0.14%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (5.15%) QA
2 62 (1.68%) Accessibility
3 42 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 26 (0.71%) SLA
5 19 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.30%) GDPR
7 10 (0.27%) WCAG
8 7 (0.19%) PMO
9 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.16%) NIST
10 4 (0.11%) NCSC
10 4 (0.11%) PSD2
10 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.081%) COBIT
11 3 (0.081%) MiFID
11 3 (0.081%) SEPA
11 3 (0.081%) TARGET2
12 2 (0.054%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.054%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.054%) IFRS
System Software
1 892 (24.19%) Docker
2 144 (3.91%) Active Directory
3 65 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
5 30 (0.81%) GridGain
6 19 (0.52%) HDFS
7 9 (0.24%) VMware NSX
8 8 (0.22%) KVM
9 7 (0.19%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
10 6 (0.16%) vSphere
10 6 (0.16%) Xen
11 5 (0.14%) Squid
11 5 (0.14%) Varnish
11 5 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.081%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.081%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.081%) iptables
13 3 (0.081%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 976 (26.47%) Terraform
2 924 (25.06%) Kubernetes
3 682 (18.50%) Ansible
4 245 (6.64%) Puppet
5 170 (4.61%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (1.41%) Packer
7 48 (1.30%) Istio
8 46 (1.25%) Prometheus
9 45 (1.22%) Grafana
10 23 (0.62%) Kibana
11 22 (0.60%) Rancher
12 20 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
13 17 (0.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 17 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
14 16 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
15 13 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
15 13 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
15 13 (0.35%) ZABBIX
16 12 (0.33%) vRealize
17 11 (0.30%) Argo
Vendors
1 456 (12.37%) Microsoft
2 248 (6.73%) Google
3 191 (5.18%) Oracle
4 118 (3.20%) Databricks
5 101 (2.74%) Splunk
6 95 (2.58%) VMware
7 56 (1.52%) IBM
7 56 (1.52%) Red Hat
8 54 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
9 50 (1.36%) MuleSoft
10 44 (1.19%) SAP
11 39 (1.06%) New Relic
12 35 (0.95%) Atlassian
13 32 (0.87%) Adobe
14 29 (0.79%) Cloudera
14 29 (0.79%) ServiceNow
15 26 (0.71%) Cisco
16 24 (0.65%) Hortonworks
17 20 (0.54%) TIBCO
18 19 (0.52%) HP