Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +3
Contract jobs citing DevOps 5,032 2,002 4,970
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 14.88% 14.94% 12.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.33% 16.72% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,659 1,483 3,622
10th Percentile £425 £406 £419
25th Percentile £500 £463 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
75th Percentile £663 £638 £650
90th Percentile £727 £725 £713
England median daily rate £550 £525 £540
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 7
10th Percentile " £24.85 £16.85
25th Percentile £35.00 £29.88 £35.63
Median hourly rate £46.00 £38.25 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.26% -23.50% -11.11%
75th Percentile £62.00 £46.63 £70.00
90th Percentile £64.45 £51.65 £71.20
England median hourly rate £53.25 £52.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +2.40% +4.00% -4.76%

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 30,806 11,975 34,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.13% 89.37% 89.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,156 8,547 25,060
10th Percentile £363 £325 £325
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -0.15% +2.65%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £600
90th Percentile £735 £713 £688
England median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.84% +0.05% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 115 390
10th Percentile £14.38 £13.06 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.62 £19.49 £15.25
Median hourly rate £34.69 £33.50 £22.17
Median % change year-on-year +3.55% +51.14% +8.12%
75th Percentile £52.50 £45.88 £43.75
90th Percentile £66.43 £53.90 £53.00
England median hourly rate £24.27 £26.00 £22.97
% change year-on-year -6.65% +13.22% +17.77%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +2 563 £575 +9.52% 412
South London -1 70 £550 +8.91% 31
West London -4 62 £550 -2.44% 130
East London -1 27 £625 +25.94% 77
North London - 4 £525 - 9
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 2,264 (44.99%) Azure
2 2,108 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
3 1,597 (31.74%) AWS
4 1,418 (28.18%) Terraform
5 1,329 (26.41%) Kubernetes
6 1,293 (25.70%) Python
7 1,234 (24.52%) Docker
8 1,124 (22.34%) Java
9 1,020 (20.27%) Finance
10 993 (19.73%) Jenkins
11 928 (18.44%) Ansible
11 928 (18.44%) SQL
12 828 (16.45%) Microservices
13 786 (15.62%) Git (software)
14 771 (15.32%) Social Skills
15 757 (15.04%) Linux
16 701 (13.93%) JavaScript
17 698 (13.87%) Infrastructure as Code
18 626 (12.44%) C#
19 624 (12.40%) Scrum
20 605 (12.02%) Microsoft
21 593 (11.78%) .NET
22 583 (11.59%) Banking
23 582 (11.57%) Test Automation
24 565 (11.23%) GCP
25 542 (10.77%) TDD
26 528 (10.49%) JIRA
27 506 (10.06%) GitHub
28 468 (9.30%) Serverless
29 461 (9.16%) 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
1 271 (5.39%) Confluence
2 186 (3.70%) Apache Spark
3 139 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 137 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
5 113 (2.25%) Apache
6 63 (1.25%) Apache Airflow
7 57 (1.13%) Tomcat
8 55 (1.09%) nginx
9 43 (0.85%) CMS
10 33 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 33 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
11 30 (0.60%) WebSphere
12 28 (0.56%) IIS
12 28 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 23 (0.46%) OpenStack
14 18 (0.36%) JBoss
15 15 (0.30%) Jetty
16 14 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
16 14 (0.28%) SAS
17 13 (0.26%) Mule
Applications
1 46 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.14%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.099%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.040%) Mingle
10 1 (0.020%) Figma
Business Applications
1 31 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (0.20%) Magento
3 10 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 8 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.16%) Temenos T24
5 7 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
5 7 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.14%) Sentinel
6 6 (0.12%) ION MarketView
6 6 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.12%) Summit
7 5 (0.099%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 5 (0.099%) SunGard Martini
8 4 (0.079%) Cloudability
8 4 (0.079%) Workday HCM
9 3 (0.060%) SAP BRIM
10 2 (0.040%) Q-Pulse
10 2 (0.040%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,264 (44.99%) Azure
2 1,597 (31.74%) AWS
3 565 (11.23%) GCP
4 506 (10.06%) GitHub
5 468 (9.30%) Serverless
6 410 (8.15%) PaaS
7 296 (5.88%) IaaS
8 273 (5.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 217 (4.31%) Power Platform
10 198 (3.93%) AWS Lambda
11 194 (3.86%) SaaS
12 178 (3.54%) Azure Data Factory
13 164 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
14 148 (2.94%) Amazon EKS
15 147 (2.92%) OpenShift
16 133 (2.64%) Azure Functions
17 124 (2.46%) Amazon S3
18 113 (2.25%) Amazon ECS
19 104 (2.07%) Azure Cosmos DB
20 98 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 131 (2.60%) Firewall
2 84 (1.67%) DNS
3 71 (1.41%) HTTP
4 57 (1.13%) SSL
5 49 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 42 (0.83%) Internet
7 39 (0.78%) VPN
8 35 (0.70%) Network Security
9 32 (0.64%) Kerberos
10 19 (0.38%) HTTPS
10 19 (0.38%) SAN
10 19 (0.38%) WAN
11 17 (0.34%) DHCP
12 14 (0.28%) IPv4
13 12 (0.24%) LAN
13 12 (0.24%) Multicast
14 11 (0.22%) 2G
14 11 (0.22%) BGP
14 11 (0.22%) SNMP
15 10 (0.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 261 (5.19%) Big Data
3 240 (4.77%) NoSQL
4 199 (3.95%) Data Lake
5 180 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
5 180 (3.58%) Power BI
6 157 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
7 146 (2.90%) Azure SQL Database
8 125 (2.48%) MongoDB
9 121 (2.40%) Hadoop
10 92 (1.83%) Relational Database
11 88 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
12 86 (1.71%) MySQL
13 82 (1.63%) BigQuery
14 73 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 71 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 64 (1.27%) Metadata
17 55 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 53 (1.05%) Oracle Database
19 52 (1.03%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 993 (19.73%) Jenkins
2 786 (15.62%) Git (software)
3 528 (10.49%) JIRA
4 267 (5.31%) Maven
5 196 (3.90%) GitLab
6 175 (3.48%) TeamCity
7 170 (3.38%) Bitbucket
8 164 (3.26%) Cucumber
9 142 (2.82%) Selenium
10 125 (2.48%) Gradle
10 125 (2.48%) Sonatype Nexus
11 95 (1.89%) JUnit
12 87 (1.73%) SonarQube
13 86 (1.71%) Subversion
14 82 (1.63%) Artifactory
15 81 (1.61%) Visual Studio
16 77 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
17 71 (1.41%) CircleCI
18 69 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 66 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,020 (20.27%) Finance
2 771 (15.32%) Social Skills
3 583 (11.59%) Banking
4 255 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
5 230 (4.57%) Public Sector
6 157 (3.12%) Investment Banking
7 141 (2.80%) Retail
8 125 (2.48%) Presentation Skills
9 101 (2.01%) Front Office
10 79 (1.57%) Marketing
11 61 (1.21%) Legal
12 55 (1.09%) Financial Institution
13 53 (1.05%) Telecoms
14 48 (0.95%) Documentation Skills
15 44 (0.87%) Games
15 44 (0.87%) Retail Banking
16 35 (0.70%) Law
17 33 (0.66%) Organisational Skills
18 29 (0.58%) Influencing Skills
19 28 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,299 (25.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,221 (24.26%) Developer
3 563 (11.19%) Architect
4 431 (8.57%) Azure Engineer
5 316 (6.28%) AWS Engineer
6 279 (5.54%) AWS DevOps
7 271 (5.39%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 246 (4.89%) Java Developer
9 240 (4.77%) Cloud Engineer
10 234 (4.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 213 (4.23%) Azure DevOps
12 179 (3.56%) Senior Developer
13 176 (3.50%) Data Engineer
14 174 (3.46%) Full Stack Developer
15 164 (3.26%) Analyst
16 163 (3.24%) Azure Architect
17 162 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
18 150 (2.98%) Consultant
19 142 (2.82%) C# Developer
20 139 (2.76%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 593 (11.78%) .NET
2 421 (8.37%) React
3 365 (7.25%) AngularJS
4 332 (6.60%) Spring
5 331 (6.58%) Kafka
5 331 (6.58%) Node.js
6 329 (6.54%) HTML
7 327 (6.50%) REST
8 305 (6.06%) Web Services
9 294 (5.84%) CSS
10 253 (5.03%) Spring Boot
11 240 (4.77%) RESTful
12 184 (3.66%) JSON
13 183 (3.64%) HTML5
14 172 (3.42%) .NET Core
15 130 (2.58%) XML
16 128 (2.54%) .NET Framework
17 120 (2.38%) CSS3
18 114 (2.27%) YAML
19 111 (2.21%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 239 (4.75%) Cloud Native
2 181 (3.60%) Public Cloud
3 138 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
4 111 (2.21%) Data Protection Act
5 109 (2.17%) Data Structures
6 102 (2.03%) User Experience
7 94 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
8 88 (1.75%) Data Centre
9 80 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 73 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
11 68 (1.35%) Management Information System
12 67 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 65 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
14 64 (1.27%) Algorithms
15 55 (1.09%) Fixed Income
16 54 (1.07%) Legacy Applications
17 49 (0.97%) Hedge funds
18 42 (0.83%) Derivative
19 41 (0.81%) Legacy Systems
20 38 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 757 (15.04%) Linux
2 359 (7.13%) Windows
3 167 (3.32%) Unix
4 90 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 72 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 55 (1.09%) Android
7 38 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 26 (0.52%) CentOS
9 24 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 22 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
12 19 (0.38%) Solaris
13 17 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
14 16 (0.32%) VMS
15 15 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.16%) Windows 10
17 7 (0.14%) Debian
18 6 (0.12%) AIX
18 6 (0.12%) Windows 7
19 4 (0.079%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,108 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 828 (16.45%) Microservices
3 698 (13.87%) Infrastructure as Code
4 624 (12.40%) Scrum
5 582 (11.57%) Test Automation
6 542 (10.77%) TDD
7 461 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
8 450 (8.94%) Software Engineering
9 418 (8.31%) Full Stack Development
10 416 (8.27%) Analytics
11 376 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
12 361 (7.17%) Migration
13 287 (5.70%) BDD
14 285 (5.66%) Continuous Delivery
14 285 (5.66%) SDLC
15 284 (5.64%) Configuration Management
16 267 (5.31%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 233 (4.63%) Open Source
18 231 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
19 221 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,293 (25.70%) Python
2 1,124 (22.34%) Java
3 928 (18.44%) SQL
4 701 (13.93%) JavaScript
5 626 (12.44%) C#
6 457 (9.08%) PowerShell
7 342 (6.80%) Bash Shell
8 263 (5.23%) TypeScript
9 180 (3.58%) Scala
10 150 (2.98%) Groovy
11 149 (2.96%) Go
12 133 (2.64%) C++
13 121 (2.40%) Java 8
14 114 (2.27%) Shell Script
15 107 (2.13%) Ruby
16 100 (1.99%) PHP
17 95 (1.89%) C
18 72 (1.43%) T-SQL
19 62 (1.23%) Java 11
20 60 (1.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 384 (7.63%) Security Cleared
2 317 (6.30%) SC Cleared
3 191 (3.80%) Degree
4 84 (1.67%) AWS Certification
5 54 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 41 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 20 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (0.34%) CISSP
8 17 (0.34%) ISTQB
9 14 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
10 13 (0.26%) ISEB
10 13 (0.26%) Master's Degree
11 12 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (0.24%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.12%) CISM
13 6 (0.12%) PhD
13 6 (0.12%) RIBA
14 5 (0.099%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (4.13%) QA
2 111 (2.21%) Accessibility
3 61 (1.21%) Data Quality
4 56 (1.11%) GDPR
5 24 (0.48%) SLA
6 18 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.28%) WCAG
8 13 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 11 (0.22%) PMO
11 5 (0.099%) NCSC
11 5 (0.099%) NIST
12 4 (0.079%) MiFID
12 4 (0.079%) PSD2
13 3 (0.060%) COBIT
13 3 (0.060%) GRC
13 3 (0.060%) SOC 2
14 2 (0.040%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.040%) IFRS
14 2 (0.040%) SOC 1
System Software
1 1,234 (24.52%) Docker
2 208 (4.13%) Active Directory
3 108 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (0.48%) vSphere
6 22 (0.44%) GridGain
6 22 (0.44%) HDFS
7 19 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 15 (0.30%) NFS
10 12 (0.24%) VMware NSX
11 11 (0.22%) Hyper-V
12 8 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.14%) OpenAM
13 7 (0.14%) vCloud
13 7 (0.14%) XenApp
13 7 (0.14%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.12%) Xen
15 5 (0.099%) Squid
15 5 (0.099%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1,418 (28.18%) Terraform
2 1,329 (26.41%) Kubernetes
3 928 (18.44%) Ansible
4 295 (5.86%) Puppet
5 182 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
6 114 (2.27%) Grafana
6 114 (2.27%) Prometheus
7 52 (1.03%) Istio
8 51 (1.01%) Kibana
9 45 (0.89%) Packer
10 37 (0.74%) Rancher
11 33 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
12 28 (0.56%) BladeLogic
12 28 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
13 23 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
14 19 (0.38%) Bosun
14 19 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
15 16 (0.32%) VictorOps
15 16 (0.32%) ZABBIX
16 15 (0.30%) Argo
Vendors
1 605 (12.02%) Microsoft
2 320 (6.36%) Google
3 280 (5.56%) Oracle
4 205 (4.07%) Databricks
5 177 (3.52%) VMware
6 162 (3.22%) Splunk
7 104 (2.07%) Red Hat
8 94 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
9 80 (1.59%) Atlassian
10 79 (1.57%) MuleSoft
11 68 (1.35%) IBM
12 60 (1.19%) SAP
13 49 (0.97%) New Relic
14 43 (0.85%) Adobe
15 40 (0.79%) Cisco
16 39 (0.78%) ServiceNow
17 37 (0.74%) Cloudera
17 37 (0.74%) HP
18 36 (0.72%) Dynatrace
19 32 (0.64%) AppDynamics