Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 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
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 6 10 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 0
Contract jobs citing DevOps 5,714 2,392 3,742
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 15.22% 13.70% 12.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.64% 15.34% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,297 1,782 2,773
10th Percentile £446 £400 £419
25th Percentile £513 £458 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £575
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -8.70% +4.55%
75th Percentile £688 £613 £650
90th Percentile £763 £675 £713
England median daily rate £575 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 11
10th Percentile £35.00 - -
25th Percentile £41.75 - £66.25
Median hourly rate £61.25 £55.00 £72.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.36% -24.14% +26.09%
75th Percentile £85.00 £60.75 £78.75
90th Percentile £97.38 £64.20 -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% -30.77% +26.83%

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 34,332 15,593 26,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.47% 89.32% 88.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,037 11,252 19,262
10th Percentile £381 £323 £319
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £560 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% -2.44% +0.49%
75th Percentile £675 £602 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 143 320
10th Percentile £16.44 £17.01 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.50 £24.06 £16.50
Median hourly rate £38.50 £32.50 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.46% +41.30% +6.33%
75th Percentile £53.75 £50.94 £45.38
90th Percentile £65.00 £64.80 £53.03
England median hourly rate £25.15 £26.81 £20.92
% change year-on-year -6.19% +28.15% -3.87%

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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +2 649 £600 +9.34% 455
South London -3 63 £550 +5.77% 19
West London -12 63 £525 +2.94% 116
East London +9 37 £625 +18.15% 79
North London - 5 £600 - 5
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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 2,520 (44.10%) Azure
2 2,504 (43.82%) Agile Software Development
3 2,349 (41.11%) CI/CD
4 1,900 (33.25%) AWS
5 1,719 (30.08%) Terraform
6 1,601 (28.02%) Kubernetes
7 1,430 (25.03%) Docker
7 1,430 (25.03%) Python
8 1,250 (21.88%) Java
9 1,244 (21.77%) Finance
10 1,184 (20.72%) Jenkins
11 983 (17.20%) Ansible
12 971 (16.99%) Microservices
13 945 (16.54%) Social Skills
14 881 (15.42%) SQL
15 852 (14.91%) Linux
16 827 (14.47%) Infrastructure as Code
17 800 (14.00%) JavaScript
18 793 (13.88%) Git (software)
19 730 (12.78%) Microsoft
20 728 (12.74%) Scrum
21 722 (12.64%) C#
22 645 (11.29%) .NET
23 632 (11.06%) Software Engineering
24 624 (10.92%) Banking
25 622 (10.89%) GCP
26 615 (10.76%) Test Automation
27 549 (9.61%) PowerShell
28 547 (9.57%) GitHub
29 543 (9.50%) Serverless

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
1 287 (5.02%) Confluence
2 187 (3.27%) Apache Spark
3 173 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 103 (1.80%) SharePoint
5 99 (1.73%) Apache
6 73 (1.28%) nginx
7 64 (1.12%) Apache Airflow
8 61 (1.07%) CMS
9 54 (0.95%) IIS
10 43 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
10 43 (0.75%) Tomcat
11 41 (0.72%) OpenStack
12 22 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 22 (0.39%) JBoss
13 21 (0.37%) WebLogic
14 18 (0.32%) SAS
15 16 (0.28%) Headless CMS
16 15 (0.26%) Gunicorn
16 15 (0.26%) WebSphere
17 14 (0.25%) Jupyter
Applications
1 46 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 25 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.16%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.070%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.053%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.035%) Mingle
10 1 (0.018%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.018%) InVision
10 1 (0.018%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
3 14 (0.25%) Sentinel
4 7 (0.12%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.11%) Cloudability
5 6 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.088%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 5 (0.088%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.070%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.070%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.053%) Orchestrade
8 3 (0.053%) SAP BRIM
8 3 (0.053%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.035%) Carpe Diem
9 2 (0.035%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.035%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 2,520 (44.10%) Azure
2 1,900 (33.25%) AWS
3 622 (10.89%) GCP
4 547 (9.57%) GitHub
5 543 (9.50%) Serverless
6 458 (8.02%) PaaS
7 372 (6.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 272 (4.76%) IaaS
9 258 (4.52%) AWS Lambda
10 243 (4.25%) SaaS
11 234 (4.10%) Power Platform
12 187 (3.27%) Azure Data Factory
13 177 (3.10%) OpenShift
14 168 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
15 164 (2.87%) Amazon S3
16 163 (2.85%) Amazon EKS
17 154 (2.70%) Amazon ECS
18 135 (2.36%) Azure Functions
19 131 (2.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 127 (2.22%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 171 (2.99%) Firewall
2 114 (2.00%) DNS
3 94 (1.65%) Network Security
4 78 (1.37%) HTTP
5 68 (1.19%) VPN
6 53 (0.93%) SSL
7 52 (0.91%) Internet
8 49 (0.86%) TCP/IP
9 43 (0.75%) Kerberos
10 31 (0.54%) WAN
11 22 (0.39%) BGP
11 22 (0.39%) SNMP
12 20 (0.35%) HTTPS
13 17 (0.30%) DHCP
13 17 (0.30%) HSRP
14 16 (0.28%) LAN
14 16 (0.28%) MPLS
15 15 (0.26%) FTP
15 15 (0.26%) Multicast
15 15 (0.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 467 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 270 (4.73%) NoSQL
3 244 (4.27%) Big Data
4 224 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
5 221 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
6 203 (3.55%) Data Lake
7 186 (3.26%) Power BI
8 174 (3.05%) MongoDB
9 131 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
10 121 (2.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 108 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
11 108 (1.89%) Hadoop
12 106 (1.86%) MySQL
13 99 (1.73%) Relational Database
14 71 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 65 (1.14%) Oracle Database
16 58 (1.02%) Redis
17 56 (0.98%) BigQuery
18 54 (0.95%) Tableau
19 52 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1,184 (20.72%) Jenkins
2 793 (13.88%) Git (software)
3 534 (9.35%) JIRA
4 335 (5.86%) GitLab
5 304 (5.32%) Maven
6 282 (4.94%) TeamCity
7 212 (3.71%) Gradle
8 208 (3.64%) Bitbucket
9 166 (2.91%) Cucumber
10 165 (2.89%) Selenium
10 165 (2.89%) Sonatype Nexus
11 146 (2.56%) SonarQube
12 145 (2.54%) Artifactory
13 106 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
14 102 (1.79%) Subversion
15 96 (1.68%) Visual Studio
16 94 (1.65%) CircleCI
17 86 (1.51%) JUnit
18 73 (1.28%) Terragrunt
19 60 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,244 (21.77%) Finance
2 945 (16.54%) Social Skills
3 624 (10.92%) Banking
4 309 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 272 (4.76%) Public Sector
6 195 (3.41%) Investment Banking
7 180 (3.15%) Front Office
8 167 (2.92%) Presentation Skills
9 148 (2.59%) Retail
10 95 (1.66%) Marketing
11 81 (1.42%) Legal
12 67 (1.17%) Financial Institution
13 61 (1.07%) Law
14 56 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
14 56 (0.98%) Telecoms
15 45 (0.79%) Retail Banking
16 41 (0.72%) Games
17 40 (0.70%) Influencing Skills
17 40 (0.70%) Publishing
18 37 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,459 (25.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,281 (22.42%) Developer
3 599 (10.48%) Architect
4 472 (8.26%) AWS Engineer
5 458 (8.02%) Azure Engineer
6 358 (6.27%) AWS DevOps
7 301 (5.27%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 298 (5.22%) Java Developer
9 290 (5.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 269 (4.71%) Cloud Engineer
11 221 (3.87%) Senior Developer
12 219 (3.83%) Azure DevOps
13 216 (3.78%) Data Engineer
14 215 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
15 201 (3.52%) Analyst
16 193 (3.38%) Senior DevOps
17 169 (2.96%) Software Engineer
18 167 (2.92%) Python Developer
19 156 (2.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
20 150 (2.63%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 645 (11.29%) .NET
2 476 (8.33%) React
3 419 (7.33%) Kafka
4 360 (6.30%) HTML
5 337 (5.90%) CSS
6 310 (5.43%) Node.js
7 301 (5.27%) AngularJS
8 297 (5.20%) REST
9 290 (5.08%) Spring
10 228 (3.99%) RESTful
11 222 (3.89%) Spring Boot
12 195 (3.41%) JSON
13 193 (3.38%) HTML5
14 177 (3.10%) .NET Core
15 172 (3.01%) Web Services
16 153 (2.68%) .NET Framework
17 148 (2.59%) CSS3
18 136 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
18 136 (2.38%) XML
19 128 (2.24%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 293 (5.13%) Cloud Native
2 290 (5.08%) Public Cloud
3 183 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
4 129 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
5 124 (2.17%) User Experience
6 114 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 100 (1.75%) Data Centre
8 93 (1.63%) Data Structures
9 91 (1.59%) Hedge funds
10 85 (1.49%) Mobile App
11 74 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
12 70 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
13 68 (1.19%) Algorithms
14 63 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
15 60 (1.05%) Derivative
16 58 (1.02%) Management Information System
17 56 (0.98%) Equities
18 55 (0.96%) Fixed Income
19 54 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
20 47 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 852 (14.91%) Linux
2 475 (8.31%) Windows
3 206 (3.61%) Unix
4 156 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 103 (1.80%) Windows Server
6 44 (0.77%) Android
7 42 (0.74%) CentOS
8 37 (0.65%) Apple iOS
9 30 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (0.51%) Ubuntu
11 25 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
12 24 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
13 22 (0.39%) Debian
14 18 (0.32%) VMS
15 15 (0.26%) Solaris
16 11 (0.19%) Windows 10
17 10 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
18 7 (0.12%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,504 (43.82%) Agile Software Development
2 2,349 (41.11%) CI/CD
3 971 (16.99%) Microservices
4 827 (14.47%) Infrastructure as Code
5 728 (12.74%) Scrum
6 632 (11.06%) Software Engineering
7 615 (10.76%) Test Automation
8 508 (8.89%) Analytics
8 508 (8.89%) TDD
9 496 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
10 490 (8.58%) Migration
11 468 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
12 407 (7.12%) Full Stack Development
13 397 (6.95%) SDLC
14 373 (6.53%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 293 (5.13%) Continuous Delivery
16 291 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
17 288 (5.04%) Configuration Management
18 282 (4.94%) Kanban
19 274 (4.80%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,430 (25.03%) Python
2 1,250 (21.88%) Java
3 881 (15.42%) SQL
4 800 (14.00%) JavaScript
5 722 (12.64%) C#
6 549 (9.61%) PowerShell
7 404 (7.07%) Bash
8 299 (5.23%) TypeScript
9 162 (2.84%) Groovy
10 155 (2.71%) Scala
11 152 (2.66%) Go
12 116 (2.03%) Ruby
13 115 (2.01%) Java 8
14 108 (1.89%) Shell Script
15 97 (1.70%) T-SQL
16 90 (1.58%) C++
17 85 (1.49%) Java 11
18 80 (1.40%) C
19 68 (1.19%) PHP
20 59 (1.03%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 432 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 369 (6.46%) SC Cleared
3 212 (3.71%) Degree
4 78 (1.37%) AWS Certification
5 58 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 53 (0.93%) DV Cleared
7 40 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (0.53%) Master's Degree
8 30 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (0.40%) CISSP
10 22 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 20 (0.35%) ISTQB
12 18 (0.32%) CCIE
13 15 (0.26%) PMI Certification
14 14 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
16 11 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.19%) MCSE
17 10 (0.18%) CCIE Security
17 10 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (4.67%) QA
2 117 (2.05%) Accessibility
3 90 (1.58%) GDPR
4 68 (1.19%) Data Quality
5 22 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (0.35%) PMO
7 17 (0.30%) SLA
7 17 (0.30%) WCAG
8 12 (0.21%) NCSC
9 11 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (0.18%) GxP
10 10 (0.18%) NIST
10 10 (0.18%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 9 (0.16%) Good Clinical Practice
11 9 (0.16%) GRC
12 5 (0.088%) IFRS
13 4 (0.070%) Solvency II
14 3 (0.053%) COBIT
14 3 (0.053%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,430 (25.03%) Docker
2 251 (4.39%) Active Directory
3 89 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (0.44%) vSphere
6 22 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (0.33%) vCloud
8 18 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 18 (0.32%) NFS
8 18 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (0.28%) VMware NSX
10 14 (0.25%) GridGain
11 13 (0.23%) Hyper-V
12 10 (0.18%) HDFS
13 8 (0.14%) OpenAM
14 7 (0.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 4 (0.070%) Ceph
15 4 (0.070%) LXC
15 4 (0.070%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.053%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1,719 (30.08%) Terraform
2 1,601 (28.02%) Kubernetes
3 983 (17.20%) Ansible
4 198 (3.47%) Puppet
5 170 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
6 161 (2.82%) Prometheus
7 159 (2.78%) Grafana
8 91 (1.59%) Kibana
9 74 (1.30%) Istio
10 56 (0.98%) Packer
11 52 (0.91%) BladeLogic
12 48 (0.84%) ITRS Geneos
13 40 (0.70%) logstash
14 39 (0.68%) Consul
15 35 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
16 32 (0.56%) ZABBIX
17 30 (0.53%) HAProxy
18 25 (0.44%) Netcool
19 23 (0.40%) Active Directory Federation Services
20 18 (0.32%) Bosun
Vendors
1 730 (12.78%) Microsoft
2 285 (4.99%) Oracle
3 279 (4.88%) Google
4 234 (4.10%) Databricks
5 174 (3.05%) Splunk
6 167 (2.92%) Red Hat
7 162 (2.84%) VMware
8 105 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
9 87 (1.52%) SAP
10 80 (1.40%) Atlassian
11 65 (1.14%) Cisco
12 59 (1.03%) ServiceNow
13 55 (0.96%) MuleSoft
14 53 (0.93%) AppDynamics
15 51 (0.89%) CyberArk
16 50 (0.88%) IBM
17 40 (0.70%) Informatica
18 32 (0.56%) CA
19 31 (0.54%) Adobe
20 25 (0.44%) Altiris