Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 7 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +5
Contract jobs citing DevOps 3,550 5,402 4,451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.45% 12.45% 9.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.25% 14.02% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,596 3,992 3,491
London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £418 £425 £413
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 5
London median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.14% - -53.33%
England median hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £49.75
% change year-on-year +31.43% -29.65% -26.72%

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 24,906 38,523 41,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.34% 88.79% 88.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,680 27,548 29,883
London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £313
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 432 479
London median hourly rate £26.24 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +8.70% -8.00%
10th Percentile £12.85 £12.76 £13.46
90th Percentile £53.42 £48.75 £50.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.63 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% -1.56% -1.76%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 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 -2 673 £550 - 378
South London -1 232 £550 +0.58% 63
West London -4 94 £519 -1.19% 132
East London -1 74 £575 +4.55% 72
North London +19 6 £525 -19.23% 9
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 1,708 (48.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1,256 (35.38%) Azure
3 1,232 (34.70%) AWS
4 1,069 (30.11%) Kubernetes
5 1,031 (29.04%) Docker
6 983 (27.69%) Python
7 952 (26.82%) Terraform
8 863 (24.31%) Java
9 804 (22.65%) Jenkins
10 718 (20.23%) Ansible
11 709 (19.97%) Linux
12 696 (19.61%) Finance
13 627 (17.66%) Git (software)
14 598 (16.85%) Microservices
15 537 (15.13%) Security Cleared
16 515 (14.51%) SQL
17 498 (14.03%) JavaScript
18 470 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
19 442 (12.45%) JIRA
20 441 (12.42%) Test Automation
21 438 (12.34%) SC Cleared
22 434 (12.23%) TDD
23 425 (11.97%) Scrum
24 403 (11.35%) C#
25 400 (11.27%) GCP
26 385 (10.85%) Web Services
27 367 (10.34%) Infrastructure as Code
28 365 (10.28%) Microsoft
29 361 (10.17%) Software Engineering
30 351 (9.89%) Puppet

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
1 251 (7.07%) Confluence
2 105 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
3 91 (2.56%) Apache Spark
4 67 (1.89%) Apache
5 61 (1.72%) nginx
6 50 (1.41%) OpenStack
7 40 (1.13%) IIS
8 34 (0.96%) SharePoint
9 32 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
10 31 (0.87%) Tomcat
10 31 (0.87%) WebLogic
11 14 (0.39%) SAS
12 13 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
13 10 (0.28%) CMS
13 10 (0.28%) JBoss
13 10 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.28%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.25%) Red Hat Fuse
15 8 (0.23%) Jupyter
16 7 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 29 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.17%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.028%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 21 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
4 8 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 3 (0.085%) Maximo
7 3 (0.085%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.056%) Aligne
8 2 (0.056%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.056%) Endur
8 2 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.056%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.056%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.056%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.028%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.028%) Misys Opics
9 1 (0.028%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.028%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,256 (35.38%) Azure
2 1,232 (34.70%) AWS
3 400 (11.27%) GCP
4 296 (8.34%) Serverless
5 249 (7.01%) AWS CloudFormation
5 249 (7.01%) GitHub
6 205 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
7 196 (5.52%) OpenShift
8 189 (5.32%) Amazon S3
8 189 (5.32%) PaaS
9 185 (5.21%) AWS Lambda
10 148 (4.17%) IaaS
11 134 (3.77%) Amazon ECS
12 112 (3.15%) SaaS
13 99 (2.79%) Amazon SQS
14 88 (2.48%) Power Platform
15 83 (2.34%) Azure Data Factory
16 63 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
17 59 (1.66%) Amazon EKS
18 56 (1.58%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 91 (2.56%) Firewall
2 68 (1.92%) DNS
3 59 (1.66%) VPN
4 48 (1.35%) HTTP
5 46 (1.30%) SSL
6 43 (1.21%) Network Security
7 32 (0.90%) Internet
7 32 (0.90%) TCP/IP
8 24 (0.68%) Kerberos
9 23 (0.65%) DHCP
10 14 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (0.31%) MPLS
11 11 (0.31%) SAN
11 11 (0.31%) SSH
12 10 (0.28%) BGP
12 10 (0.28%) IPsec
12 10 (0.28%) SNMP
13 8 (0.23%) FTP
13 8 (0.23%) Intranet
13 8 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 186 (5.24%) Big Data
3 166 (4.68%) NoSQL
4 151 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
5 148 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
6 126 (3.55%) MySQL
7 111 (3.13%) Hadoop
7 111 (3.13%) Relational Database
8 99 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
9 96 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
10 94 (2.65%) Redis
11 89 (2.51%) MongoDB
11 89 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 88 (2.48%) Data Lake
13 85 (2.39%) Power BI
14 79 (2.23%) Azure SQL Database
15 49 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 49 (1.38%) RDBMS
16 38 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
17 34 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 804 (22.65%) Jenkins
2 627 (17.66%) Git (software)
3 442 (12.45%) JIRA
4 180 (5.07%) Visual Studio Team System
5 125 (3.52%) GitLab
6 122 (3.44%) Artifactory
7 109 (3.07%) Maven
8 108 (3.04%) Selenium
9 102 (2.87%) Bitbucket
10 100 (2.82%) Cucumber
11 88 (2.48%) TeamCity
12 83 (2.34%) JUnit
13 82 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
14 65 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
15 63 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 63 (1.77%) Visual Studio
16 61 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
17 55 (1.55%) Travis CI
18 53 (1.49%) Gradle
19 51 (1.44%) RStudio
General
1 696 (19.61%) Finance
2 286 (8.06%) Banking
3 190 (5.35%) Public Sector
4 154 (4.34%) Front Office
5 69 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 59 (1.66%) Marketing
6 59 (1.66%) Retail
7 44 (1.24%) Legal
8 33 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 26 (0.73%) Back Office
9 26 (0.73%) Games
10 25 (0.70%) Publishing
11 19 (0.54%) Law
11 19 (0.54%) Telecoms
12 18 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 17 (0.48%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.37%) Billing
15 12 (0.34%) Military
16 8 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,161 (32.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 974 (27.44%) Developer
3 319 (8.99%) Architect
4 313 (8.82%) AWS DevOps
5 304 (8.56%) AWS Engineer
6 248 (6.99%) Java Developer
7 235 (6.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 204 (5.75%) Azure Engineer
9 159 (4.48%) Senior DevOps
10 158 (4.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 151 (4.25%) Cloud Engineer
12 141 (3.97%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 138 (3.89%) Senior Developer
14 137 (3.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 135 (3.80%) Python Engineer
16 119 (3.35%) Data Engineer
17 115 (3.24%) AWS Developer
18 114 (3.21%) Python Developer
19 107 (3.01%) Azure DevOps
20 103 (2.90%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (10.85%) Web Services
2 322 (9.07%) .NET
3 276 (7.77%) Node.js
4 257 (7.24%) REST
5 233 (6.56%) Spring
6 223 (6.28%) HTML
7 213 (6.00%) CSS
8 201 (5.66%) AngularJS
9 197 (5.55%) Kafka
10 189 (5.32%) React
11 180 (5.07%) RESTful
12 144 (4.06%) JSON
13 107 (3.01%) Spring Boot
13 107 (3.01%) XML
14 93 (2.62%) J2EE
15 90 (2.54%) .NET Core
16 85 (2.39%) HTML5
17 81 (2.28%) Elastic Stack
17 81 (2.28%) SOAP
18 72 (2.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 214 (6.03%) Greenfield Project
2 133 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (2.87%) User Experience
4 96 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 95 (2.68%) Cloud Native
6 80 (2.25%) Data Centre
6 80 (2.25%) Fixed Income
7 79 (2.23%) Derivative
8 62 (1.75%) Equities
9 60 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 57 (1.61%) Mobile App
11 56 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
12 54 (1.52%) Virtual Team
13 53 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
14 42 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
15 35 (0.99%) PKI
16 34 (0.96%) Hedge funds
17 32 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
18 30 (0.85%) Data Structures
18 30 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 709 (19.97%) Linux
2 287 (8.08%) Windows
3 152 (4.28%) Unix
4 111 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 65 (1.83%) Windows Server
6 61 (1.72%) Ubuntu
7 55 (1.55%) CentOS
8 51 (1.44%) Android
9 29 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 19 (0.54%) Mac OS X
11 18 (0.51%) CoreOS
12 14 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.37%) Debian
14 12 (0.34%) Solaris
14 12 (0.34%) VMS
15 11 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (0.17%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.14%) Windows 10
18 4 (0.11%) DC/OS
19 3 (0.085%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,708 (48.11%) Agile Software Development
2 598 (16.85%) Microservices
3 470 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
4 441 (12.42%) Test Automation
5 434 (12.23%) TDD
6 425 (11.97%) Scrum
7 367 (10.34%) Infrastructure as Code
8 361 (10.17%) Software Engineering
9 262 (7.38%) Migration
10 247 (6.96%) Open Source
11 246 (6.93%) Configuration Management
12 226 (6.37%) Kanban
13 219 (6.17%) Continuous Delivery
14 213 (6.00%) BDD
15 211 (5.94%) Analytics
16 150 (4.23%) Deployment Automation
17 149 (4.20%) SDLC
18 141 (3.97%) Business Intelligence
19 138 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
20 134 (3.77%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 983 (27.69%) Python
2 863 (24.31%) Java
3 515 (14.51%) SQL
4 498 (14.03%) JavaScript
5 403 (11.35%) C#
6 298 (8.39%) PowerShell
7 245 (6.90%) Ruby
8 206 (5.80%) Bash Shell
9 149 (4.20%) Go
10 111 (3.13%) Groovy
10 111 (3.13%) Java 8
10 111 (3.13%) Scala
11 97 (2.73%) TypeScript
12 96 (2.70%) R
13 71 (2.00%) Shell Script
14 57 (1.61%) T-SQL
15 54 (1.52%) Perl
16 46 (1.30%) PL/SQL
17 45 (1.27%) C++
17 45 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 537 (15.13%) Security Cleared
2 438 (12.34%) SC Cleared
3 134 (3.77%) Degree
4 62 (1.75%) AWS Certification
5 53 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 35 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 35 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 19 (0.54%) BC Cleared
9 17 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (0.48%) MCSA
10 13 (0.37%) CISSP
10 13 (0.37%) ISTQB
10 13 (0.37%) Master's Degree
11 12 (0.34%) CCNA
12 11 (0.31%) PMI Certification
13 10 (0.28%) DBS Check
14 9 (0.25%) PMP
15 8 (0.23%) CISM
16 7 (0.20%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (3.61%) QA
2 32 (0.90%) GDPR
3 19 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.39%) SLA
5 12 (0.34%) NCSC
6 11 (0.31%) WCAG
7 9 (0.25%) NIST
7 9 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.17%) MiFID
8 6 (0.17%) PMO
9 5 (0.14%) COBIT
9 5 (0.14%) SSAE 16
10 4 (0.11%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.085%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.085%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.085%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.056%) IFRS
12 2 (0.056%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,031 (29.04%) Docker
2 104 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 43 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (0.90%) vSphere
6 26 (0.73%) HDFS
7 13 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 10 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.23%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.11%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.11%) Firmware
11 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.11%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.056%) GlusterFS
12 2 (0.056%) KVM
12 2 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.028%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1,069 (30.11%) Kubernetes
2 952 (26.82%) Terraform
3 718 (20.23%) Ansible
4 351 (9.89%) Puppet
5 260 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
6 95 (2.68%) Packer
7 76 (2.14%) Consul
8 59 (1.66%) Prometheus
9 38 (1.07%) Grafana
10 36 (1.01%) Kibana
11 32 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
12 31 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
13 28 (0.79%) logstash
14 25 (0.70%) Istio
15 21 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
16 20 (0.56%) Rancher
17 18 (0.51%) Salt
18 16 (0.45%) Mesos
19 13 (0.37%) Sysdig
20 12 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 365 (10.28%) Microsoft
2 246 (6.93%) Google
3 137 (3.86%) Oracle
4 103 (2.90%) Red Hat
5 76 (2.14%) Splunk
6 75 (2.11%) Atlassian
6 75 (2.11%) SAP
7 70 (1.97%) VMware
8 57 (1.61%) Tableau
9 53 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
10 47 (1.32%) Databricks
11 44 (1.24%) Cisco
12 30 (0.85%) ServiceNow
13 29 (0.82%) Hortonworks
14 27 (0.76%) hybris
15 24 (0.68%) MuleSoft
15 24 (0.68%) SaltStack
16 23 (0.65%) Adobe
16 23 (0.65%) F5
16 23 (0.65%) IBM