Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 14 15
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 +44
Contract jobs citing DevOps 5,481 4,254 3,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.67% 9.02% 8.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.29% 10.24% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,130 3,315 2,647
London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £413 £410 £406
90th Percentile £692 £675 £638
England median daily rate £525 £518 £500
% change year-on-year +1.45% +3.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
London median hourly rate £48.75 £35.00 £61.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.29% -42.74% +1.88%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £48.76
90th Percentile £72.27 £83.00 £74.59
England median hourly rate £41.25 £46.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year -11.29% -15.45% -

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 41,254 41,556 38,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.87% 88.16% 87.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,763 30,224 27,752
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 391 434
London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £21.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.00% +9.23%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.30 £12.04
90th Percentile £54.71 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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 +4 1,051 £550 - 367
South London 0 437 £525 - 47
East London +8 189 £550 +10.00% 69
West London +10 180 £513 -2.38% 163
North London -8 2 £600 +100.00% 10
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 2,641 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2,170 (39.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1,954 (35.65%) Docker
4 1,815 (33.11%) Java
5 1,734 (31.64%) Jenkins
6 1,581 (28.85%) Ansible
7 1,546 (28.21%) Python
8 1,510 (27.55%) Kubernetes
9 1,486 (27.11%) Linux
10 1,454 (26.53%) Terraform
11 1,225 (22.35%) Finance
12 1,169 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
13 1,014 (18.50%) Git (software)
14 953 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
15 927 (16.91%) Microservices
16 904 (16.49%) Puppet
17 799 (14.58%) TDD
18 765 (13.96%) Opscode Chef
19 749 (13.67%) Test Automation
20 745 (13.59%) JavaScript
21 725 (13.23%) Scrum
22 634 (11.57%) Banking
23 599 (10.93%) Configuration Management
24 582 (10.62%) SQL
25 568 (10.36%) Security Cleared
26 560 (10.22%) Bash Shell
27 533 (9.72%) Windows
28 522 (9.52%) Web Services
29 517 (9.43%) Node.js
30 479 (8.74%) Maven

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
1 275 (5.02%) Elasticsearch
2 267 (4.87%) Confluence
3 188 (3.43%) Apache
4 147 (2.68%) Tomcat
5 141 (2.57%) nginx
6 138 (2.52%) Apache Spark
7 137 (2.50%) IIS
8 97 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
9 85 (1.55%) OpenStack
10 54 (0.99%) WebSphere
11 50 (0.91%) JBoss
12 48 (0.88%) CMS
13 39 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 37 (0.68%) WebLogic
15 32 (0.58%) WordPress
16 25 (0.46%) Apache Solr
17 22 (0.40%) SAS
18 21 (0.38%) SharePoint
19 18 (0.33%) Jetty
20 17 (0.31%) Mule
Applications
1 58 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.073%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.036%) HipChat
9 1 (0.018%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.018%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.018%) Stata
Business Applications
1 22 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
3 13 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
5 7 (0.13%) Teamcenter
6 6 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.091%) Endur
7 5 (0.091%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.073%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.055%) R3 Corda
9 3 (0.055%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.036%) Bloomberg AIM
10 2 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.036%) Eagle PACE
10 2 (0.036%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.036%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 2 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.036%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.036%) thinkFolio
11 1 (0.018%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2,170 (39.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1,169 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 403 (7.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 329 (6.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 318 (5.80%) PaaS
6 296 (5.40%) GitHub
7 257 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
8 249 (4.54%) Serverless
9 229 (4.18%) IaaS
10 205 (3.74%) Amazon S3
11 189 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 177 (3.23%) SaaS
13 174 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
14 172 (3.14%) OpenShift
15 101 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
16 89 (1.62%) Datadog
17 78 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 69 (1.26%) Amazon ELB
19 63 (1.15%) npm
20 60 (1.09%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 196 (3.58%) Firewall
2 136 (2.48%) DNS
3 120 (2.19%) HTTP
4 108 (1.97%) SSL
5 92 (1.68%) TCP/IP
6 91 (1.66%) VPN
7 50 (0.91%) Network Security
8 49 (0.89%) Kerberos
9 48 (0.88%) Internet
10 37 (0.68%) DHCP
11 32 (0.58%) SSH
12 29 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (0.46%) FTP
14 24 (0.44%) LAN
15 23 (0.42%) IPsec
15 23 (0.42%) WAN
16 19 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
17 18 (0.33%) BIG-IP
18 17 (0.31%) HTTPS
18 17 (0.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (6.48%) NoSQL
2 336 (6.13%) Hadoop
3 302 (5.51%) MongoDB
4 298 (5.44%) Big Data
5 284 (5.18%) SQL Server
6 263 (4.80%) MySQL
7 244 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
8 200 (3.65%) Relational Database
9 181 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 143 (2.61%) Redis
11 123 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
12 115 (2.10%) RDBMS
13 82 (1.50%) HBase
14 71 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
15 67 (1.22%) Apache Hive
16 65 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 62 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
18 57 (1.04%) Blockchain
19 56 (1.02%) Data Lake
20 51 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1,734 (31.64%) Jenkins
2 1,014 (18.50%) Git (software)
3 479 (8.74%) Maven
4 476 (8.68%) JIRA
5 284 (5.18%) TeamCity
6 264 (4.82%) Selenium
7 197 (3.59%) Sonatype Nexus
8 194 (3.54%) Visual Studio Team System
9 183 (3.34%) Gradle
10 182 (3.32%) Cucumber
11 168 (3.07%) Octopus Deploy
12 166 (3.03%) Artifactory
13 164 (2.99%) Bitbucket
14 161 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 150 (2.74%) GitLab
16 135 (2.46%) JUnit
17 126 (2.30%) SonarQube
18 103 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
19 97 (1.77%) Travis CI
19 97 (1.77%) Vagrant
General
1 1,225 (22.35%) Finance
2 634 (11.57%) Banking
3 176 (3.21%) Retail
4 149 (2.72%) Front Office
5 95 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 81 (1.48%) Marketing
7 78 (1.42%) Financial Institution
8 77 (1.40%) Investment Banking
9 53 (0.97%) Legal
9 53 (0.97%) Publishing
10 49 (0.89%) Games
11 48 (0.88%) Law
12 46 (0.84%) Manufacturing
13 42 (0.77%) Advertising
14 39 (0.71%) Electronics
15 24 (0.44%) Retail Banking
16 19 (0.35%) Back Office
17 18 (0.33%) German Language
18 17 (0.31%) Billing
19 16 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,241 (40.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,328 (24.23%) Developer
3 655 (11.95%) AWS Engineer
4 638 (11.64%) AWS DevOps
5 572 (10.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 550 (10.03%) Java Developer
7 409 (7.46%) Architect
8 284 (5.18%) Azure DevOps
9 277 (5.05%) Senior DevOps
10 252 (4.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 251 (4.58%) Azure Engineer
12 223 (4.07%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 214 (3.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 213 (3.89%) Cloud Engineer
15 185 (3.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 179 (3.27%) Full Stack Developer
17 175 (3.19%) Java Engineer
18 174 (3.17%) Lead DevOps
19 168 (3.07%) Senior Developer
20 167 (3.05%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 522 (9.52%) Web Services
2 517 (9.43%) Node.js
3 450 (8.21%) .NET
4 445 (8.12%) REST
5 421 (7.68%) Spring
6 389 (7.10%) AngularJS
7 379 (6.91%) React
8 377 (6.88%) HTML
9 352 (6.42%) Kafka
10 339 (6.19%) CSS
11 298 (5.44%) Spring Boot
12 283 (5.16%) RESTful
13 254 (4.63%) HTML5
14 211 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
15 205 (3.74%) JSON
16 141 (2.57%) CSS3
17 134 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
18 131 (2.39%) Redux
19 101 (1.84%) Hibernate
20 94 (1.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 384 (7.01%) Greenfield Project
2 203 (3.70%) Fintech
3 181 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 177 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 149 (2.72%) User Experience
6 134 (2.44%) Cloud Native
7 120 (2.19%) Mobile App
8 100 (1.82%) Data Centre
9 76 (1.39%) Algorithms
10 74 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
11 65 (1.19%) Fixed Income
12 63 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
13 57 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
14 53 (0.97%) Data Structures
14 53 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 52 (0.95%) Hedge funds
16 48 (0.88%) Management Information System
17 47 (0.86%) iPad
18 46 (0.84%) Clustering
19 44 (0.80%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,486 (27.11%) Linux
2 533 (9.72%) Windows
3 351 (6.40%) Unix
4 291 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 164 (2.99%) Windows Server
6 150 (2.74%) CentOS
7 105 (1.92%) Android
8 90 (1.64%) Ubuntu
9 89 (1.62%) Apple iOS
10 32 (0.58%) CoreOS
11 28 (0.51%) Debian
12 27 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 21 (0.38%) Solaris
15 20 (0.36%) VMS
16 15 (0.27%) Fedora
16 15 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (0.24%) Mesosphere
18 9 (0.16%) DC/OS
19 4 (0.073%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,641 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
2 953 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
3 927 (16.91%) Microservices
4 799 (14.58%) TDD
5 749 (13.67%) Test Automation
6 725 (13.23%) Scrum
7 599 (10.93%) Configuration Management
8 475 (8.67%) BDD
9 470 (8.58%) Continuous Delivery
10 447 (8.16%) Open Source
11 399 (7.28%) Software Engineering
12 395 (7.21%) Migration
13 322 (5.87%) Problem-Solving
14 290 (5.29%) Deployment Automation
15 288 (5.25%) Kanban
16 252 (4.60%) Analytics
17 245 (4.47%) Continuous Deployment
18 217 (3.96%) E-Commerce
19 210 (3.83%) SDLC
20 187 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,815 (33.11%) Java
2 1,546 (28.21%) Python
3 745 (13.59%) JavaScript
4 582 (10.62%) SQL
5 560 (10.22%) Bash Shell
6 431 (7.86%) PowerShell
7 426 (7.77%) Ruby
8 418 (7.63%) C#
9 328 (5.98%) Java 8
10 272 (4.96%) Go
11 269 (4.91%) Groovy
12 196 (3.58%) Scala
13 180 (3.28%) Perl
14 137 (2.50%) C++
15 136 (2.48%) TypeScript
16 133 (2.43%) Shell Script
17 103 (1.88%) PHP
18 79 (1.44%) ES6
19 62 (1.13%) C
20 58 (1.06%) R
Qualifications
1 568 (10.36%) Security Cleared
2 437 (7.97%) SC Cleared
3 235 (4.29%) Degree
4 125 (2.28%) AWS Certification
5 108 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 46 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (0.77%) RHCE
8 36 (0.66%) CISSP
9 30 (0.55%) CCNP
9 30 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 27 (0.49%) ISTQB
11 24 (0.44%) DV Cleared
12 23 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
13 22 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
14 21 (0.38%) CISM
14 21 (0.38%) ISEB
15 17 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (0.24%) Master's Degree
17 10 (0.18%) CCIE
18 9 (0.16%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (5.18%) QA
2 31 (0.57%) GDPR
3 27 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.36%) PSD2
6 18 (0.33%) PMO
7 17 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
8 15 (0.27%) SLA
9 11 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 10 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.16%) FedRAMP
11 9 (0.16%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.091%) Actionable Recommendations
12 5 (0.091%) HL7
12 5 (0.091%) WAI
13 4 (0.073%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.073%) WCAG
14 3 (0.055%) Web Application Security Consortium
15 2 (0.036%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 1,954 (35.65%) Docker
2 187 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 118 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 108 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
5 39 (0.71%) HDFS
6 31 (0.57%) NFS
7 28 (0.51%) Xen
8 27 (0.49%) Hyper-V
9 25 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 23 (0.42%) etcd
10 23 (0.42%) VirtualBox
11 22 (0.40%) flannel
12 21 (0.38%) Apache Flume
12 21 (0.38%) vCloud
13 17 (0.31%) KVM
14 14 (0.26%) SkyDNS
14 14 (0.26%) Squid
15 13 (0.24%) Ceph
15 13 (0.24%) GlusterFS
16 11 (0.20%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 1,581 (28.85%) Ansible
2 1,510 (27.55%) Kubernetes
3 1,454 (26.53%) Terraform
4 904 (16.49%) Puppet
5 765 (13.96%) Opscode Chef
6 193 (3.52%) Packer
7 153 (2.79%) Kibana
8 130 (2.37%) Nagios
9 127 (2.32%) logstash
10 118 (2.15%) Prometheus
11 106 (1.93%) Mesos
12 101 (1.84%) Grafana
13 92 (1.68%) Salt
14 82 (1.50%) Docker Swarm
15 75 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
16 66 (1.20%) Consul
17 62 (1.13%) ZABBIX
18 57 (1.04%) Rancher
19 50 (0.91%) Sysdig
20 47 (0.86%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 404 (7.37%) Microsoft
2 335 (6.11%) Google
3 303 (5.53%) Splunk
4 302 (5.51%) Oracle
5 280 (5.11%) Red Hat
6 169 (3.08%) VMware
7 122 (2.23%) New Relic
8 106 (1.93%) SAP
9 95 (1.73%) Atlassian
10 82 (1.50%) AppDynamics
11 65 (1.19%) IBM
12 58 (1.06%) MuleSoft
13 56 (1.02%) Cisco
13 56 (1.02%) Tableau
14 51 (0.93%) ServiceNow
15 49 (0.89%) hybris
16 46 (0.84%) Qualys
17 44 (0.80%) Adobe
18 41 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
18 41 (0.75%) SaltStack