Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 15 23
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 +57
Contract jobs citing DevOps 4,766 3,708 3,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.39% 8.68% 6.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.84% 9.90% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,601 2,797 2,272
London median daily rate £550 £525 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.45% +8.95%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £400
90th Percentile £688 £663 £638
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
London median hourly rate £60.00 £40.00 £51.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -21.76% +13.61%
10th Percentile £22.08 £35.75 £47.01
90th Percentile £72.50 £41.00 £54.34
England median hourly rate £50.00 £43.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +16.28% -21.82% +22.22%

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 40,262 37,462 39,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.76% 87.67% 86.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,112 26,800 28,511
London median daily rate £500 £499 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.30% +7.78% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 376 340
London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £21.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +12.04% +7.10%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.24 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.81 £50.00 £52.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +3 950 £550 +4.76% 300
South London +6 368 £525 - 25
West London +6 177 £513 -2.38% 127
East London +6 111 £550 +13.34% 52
North London -5 2 £588 +42.42% 6
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 2,471 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1,990 (41.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1,671 (35.06%) Docker
4 1,598 (33.53%) Java
5 1,558 (32.69%) Jenkins
6 1,460 (30.63%) Linux
7 1,438 (30.17%) Python
8 1,320 (27.70%) Ansible
9 1,085 (22.77%) Kubernetes
10 1,055 (22.14%) Terraform
11 1,039 (21.80%) Git (software)
12 1,004 (21.07%) Continuous Integration
13 987 (20.71%) Puppet
14 944 (19.81%) Finance
15 908 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
16 827 (17.35%) TDD
17 780 (16.37%) Microservices
18 734 (15.40%) Scrum
19 725 (15.21%) JavaScript
20 692 (14.52%) Opscode Chef
21 676 (14.18%) Configuration Management
22 609 (12.78%) Bash Shell
23 574 (12.04%) Test Automation
24 558 (11.71%) Security Cleared
25 547 (11.48%) SQL
26 525 (11.02%) Banking
27 508 (10.66%) Ruby
28 502 (10.53%) Node.js
29 485 (10.18%) Windows
30 476 (9.99%) Open Source

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
1 246 (5.16%) Confluence
2 234 (4.91%) Elasticsearch
3 180 (3.78%) Apache Spark
4 168 (3.52%) nginx
5 163 (3.42%) Apache
6 162 (3.40%) Tomcat
7 102 (2.14%) Cloud Foundry
8 94 (1.97%) IIS
9 73 (1.53%) OpenStack
10 59 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 48 (1.01%) CMS
12 47 (0.99%) JBoss
13 45 (0.94%) Apache Solr
14 40 (0.84%) WebSphere
15 23 (0.48%) Jetty
16 19 (0.40%) Mule
17 18 (0.38%) WordPress
18 16 (0.34%) Apache Pig
18 16 (0.34%) WebLogic
18 16 (0.34%) WildFly
Applications
1 44 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
3 15 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.10%) HipChat
8 2 (0.042%) Stata
9 1 (0.021%) InVision
9 1 (0.021%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.021%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 20 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
3 16 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
3 16 (0.34%) thinkFolio
4 14 (0.29%) Front Arena
5 13 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 11 (0.23%) Markit EDM
7 10 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 10 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
8 8 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
9 7 (0.15%) R3 Corda
10 6 (0.13%) Summit
11 5 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
12 4 (0.084%) Magento
12 4 (0.084%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
12 4 (0.084%) SAP S/4HANA
13 3 (0.063%) HiPortfolio
14 2 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
15 1 (0.021%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1,990 (41.75%) Amazon AWS
2 908 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 303 (6.36%) GitHub
4 286 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
5 279 (5.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 270 (5.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 252 (5.29%) Amazon S3
8 244 (5.12%) PaaS
9 233 (4.89%) Serverless
10 179 (3.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 171 (3.59%) AWS Lambda
12 169 (3.55%) IaaS
13 121 (2.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 109 (2.29%) SaaS
15 105 (2.20%) npm
16 97 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
17 95 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
18 88 (1.85%) Route 53
19 67 (1.41%) OpenShift
20 54 (1.13%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 208 (4.36%) Firewall
2 166 (3.48%) DNS
3 144 (3.02%) SSL
4 122 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 114 (2.39%) HTTP
6 71 (1.49%) VPN
7 65 (1.36%) Internet
8 58 (1.22%) Kerberos
9 42 (0.88%) DHCP
10 37 (0.78%) Network Security
11 35 (0.73%) SSH
12 26 (0.55%) FTP
12 26 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
12 26 (0.55%) Software-Defined Networking
13 25 (0.52%) IPsec
14 22 (0.46%) WAN
15 20 (0.42%) OpenVPN
16 18 (0.38%) LAN
16 18 (0.38%) SAN
16 18 (0.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (7.39%) NoSQL
2 340 (7.13%) MongoDB
3 324 (6.80%) MySQL
4 315 (6.61%) Big Data
5 274 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
6 261 (5.48%) Hadoop
7 219 (4.60%) SQL Server
8 157 (3.29%) Relational Database
9 141 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
10 120 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
11 108 (2.27%) Apache Hive
12 103 (2.16%) HBase
13 89 (1.87%) RDBMS
14 83 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
15 82 (1.72%) Redis
16 62 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
16 62 (1.30%) Blockchain
17 47 (0.99%) Power BI
18 41 (0.86%) Cosmos DB
18 41 (0.86%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,558 (32.69%) Jenkins
2 1,039 (21.80%) Git (software)
3 472 (9.90%) JIRA
4 389 (8.16%) Maven
5 272 (5.71%) TeamCity
6 211 (4.43%) Selenium
7 177 (3.71%) Sonatype Nexus
8 175 (3.67%) Cucumber
9 160 (3.36%) Artifactory
10 154 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
11 142 (2.98%) Visual Studio Team System
12 140 (2.94%) JUnit
13 136 (2.85%) GitLab
14 135 (2.83%) Gradle
15 132 (2.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 124 (2.60%) Bitbucket
16 124 (2.60%) Vagrant
17 121 (2.54%) Subversion
18 117 (2.45%) Visual Studio
19 101 (2.12%) gulp
General
1 944 (19.81%) Finance
2 525 (11.02%) Banking
3 172 (3.61%) Retail
4 86 (1.80%) Front Office
4 86 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 74 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 66 (1.38%) Marketing
7 61 (1.28%) Games
8 60 (1.26%) Law
9 57 (1.20%) Financial Institution
10 47 (0.99%) Publishing
11 39 (0.82%) Legal
12 38 (0.80%) Advertising
13 31 (0.65%) Manufacturing
14 26 (0.55%) Electronics
15 21 (0.44%) French Language
16 20 (0.42%) Back Office
17 16 (0.34%) Retail Banking
18 12 (0.25%) Spanish Language
19 11 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,796 (37.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,245 (26.12%) Developer
3 603 (12.65%) AWS DevOps
4 563 (11.81%) AWS Engineer
5 494 (10.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 485 (10.18%) Java Developer
7 320 (6.71%) Architect
8 269 (5.64%) Senior DevOps
9 252 (5.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 176 (3.69%) Consultant
11 172 (3.61%) Azure DevOps
12 165 (3.46%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 163 (3.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 163 (3.42%) Senior Developer
14 153 (3.21%) Cloud Engineer
15 138 (2.90%) Lead DevOps
16 135 (2.83%) Azure Engineer
17 130 (2.73%) Python Engineer
18 129 (2.71%) Linux Engineer
19 128 (2.69%) DevOps Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 502 (10.53%) Node.js
2 427 (8.96%) Web Services
3 391 (8.20%) REST
4 375 (7.87%) React
5 370 (7.76%) .NET
6 360 (7.55%) HTML
7 353 (7.41%) Kafka
8 352 (7.39%) Spring
9 339 (7.11%) AngularJS
10 315 (6.61%) CSS
11 240 (5.04%) Elastic Stack
12 238 (4.99%) RESTful
13 229 (4.80%) JSON
14 224 (4.70%) HTML5
15 183 (3.84%) RabbitMQ
16 169 (3.55%) Spring Boot
17 138 (2.90%) CSS3
18 124 (2.60%) XML
19 109 (2.29%) ASP.NET
20 106 (2.22%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 251 (5.27%) Greenfield Project
2 182 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
3 180 (3.78%) Fintech
4 160 (3.36%) User Experience
5 139 (2.92%) Mobile App
6 134 (2.81%) Computer Science
7 131 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
8 114 (2.39%) Public Cloud
9 101 (2.12%) Data Centre
10 89 (1.87%) Cloud Native
11 78 (1.64%) Algorithms
12 72 (1.51%) Fixed Income
13 71 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 70 (1.47%) Private Cloud
15 59 (1.24%) Virtual Team
16 58 (1.22%) Data Structures
17 49 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
18 46 (0.97%) Management Information System
18 46 (0.97%) PKI
19 44 (0.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,460 (30.63%) Linux
2 485 (10.18%) Windows
3 386 (8.10%) Unix
4 232 (4.87%) CentOS
5 223 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 154 (3.23%) Ubuntu
7 145 (3.04%) Windows Server
8 111 (2.33%) Apple iOS
9 94 (1.97%) Android
10 59 (1.24%) CoreOS
11 34 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 29 (0.61%) DC/OS
14 24 (0.50%) Debian
15 18 (0.38%) VMS
16 13 (0.27%) Solaris
17 10 (0.21%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.19%) Fedora
18 9 (0.19%) Mesosphere
19 2 (0.042%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,471 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1,004 (21.07%) Continuous Integration
3 827 (17.35%) TDD
4 780 (16.37%) Microservices
5 734 (15.40%) Scrum
6 676 (14.18%) Configuration Management
7 574 (12.04%) Test Automation
8 476 (9.99%) Open Source
9 452 (9.48%) BDD
10 408 (8.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 351 (7.36%) Software Engineering
12 329 (6.90%) Migration
13 322 (6.76%) Kanban
14 297 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
15 289 (6.06%) E-Commerce
16 253 (5.31%) Analytics
17 240 (5.04%) Deployment Automation
18 233 (4.89%) Continuous Deployment
19 223 (4.68%) Mentoring
20 207 (4.34%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,598 (33.53%) Java
2 1,438 (30.17%) Python
3 725 (15.21%) JavaScript
4 609 (12.78%) Bash Shell
5 547 (11.48%) SQL
6 508 (10.66%) Ruby
7 370 (7.76%) C#
8 328 (6.88%) PowerShell
9 316 (6.63%) Java 8
10 255 (5.35%) Go
11 253 (5.31%) Groovy
12 232 (4.87%) Scala
13 227 (4.76%) Perl
14 164 (3.44%) Shell Script
15 118 (2.48%) TypeScript
16 115 (2.41%) C++
17 105 (2.20%) PHP
18 73 (1.53%) ES6
19 56 (1.17%) R
20 53 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 558 (11.71%) Security Cleared
2 473 (9.92%) SC Cleared
3 189 (3.97%) Degree
4 103 (2.16%) AWS Certification
5 92 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 39 (0.82%) CISSP
7 28 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (0.55%) CISM
9 22 (0.46%) CCNA
10 21 (0.44%) DV Cleared
11 19 (0.40%) CISA
11 19 (0.40%) ISEB
12 18 (0.38%) ISTQB
13 15 (0.31%) CCNP
13 15 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
14 13 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
15 12 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
16 11 (0.23%) CCIE
16 11 (0.23%) CSSLP
16 11 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (5.73%) QA
2 135 (2.83%) GCP
3 36 (0.76%) GDPR
4 28 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.44%) SLA
6 20 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 16 (0.34%) PSD2
8 16 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.25%) COBIT
10 10 (0.21%) PMO
11 8 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
11 8 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 7 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
13 4 (0.084%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.063%) HL7
15 2 (0.042%) FedRAMP
15 2 (0.042%) MiFID
15 2 (0.042%) WAI
15 2 (0.042%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,671 (35.06%) Docker
2 121 (2.54%) Active Directory
3 115 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
3 115 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (1.26%) HDFS
5 50 (1.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 41 (0.86%) etcd
7 38 (0.80%) flannel
8 35 (0.73%) VirtualBox
9 33 (0.69%) Hyper-V
10 32 (0.67%) vCloud
11 24 (0.50%) Apache Flume
12 20 (0.42%) Squid
12 20 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (0.40%) KVM
14 16 (0.34%) Xen
15 15 (0.31%) Postfix
16 14 (0.29%) Ceph
17 13 (0.27%) NFS
18 10 (0.21%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 1,320 (27.70%) Ansible
2 1,085 (22.77%) Kubernetes
3 1,055 (22.14%) Terraform
4 987 (20.71%) Puppet
5 692 (14.52%) Opscode Chef
6 168 (3.52%) Packer
7 141 (2.96%) Kibana
8 139 (2.92%) logstash
9 120 (2.52%) Mesos
9 120 (2.52%) Nagios
10 117 (2.45%) Grafana
11 112 (2.35%) Salt
12 108 (2.27%) Prometheus
13 95 (1.99%) ZABBIX
14 93 (1.95%) Consul
15 89 (1.87%) Docker Swarm
16 69 (1.45%) HAProxy
17 61 (1.28%) Oozie
18 58 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
19 48 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 335 (7.03%) Microsoft
2 274 (5.75%) Google
3 202 (4.24%) Red Hat
4 198 (4.15%) Oracle
4 198 (4.15%) Splunk
5 168 (3.52%) VMware
6 115 (2.41%) New Relic
7 92 (1.93%) Atlassian
8 89 (1.87%) SAP
9 88 (1.85%) IBM
10 67 (1.41%) SaltStack
11 66 (1.38%) AppDynamics
12 64 (1.34%) Cloudera
13 61 (1.28%) Hortonworks
14 59 (1.24%) Tableau
15 58 (1.22%) Adobe
16 54 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
17 49 (1.03%) Cisco
18 46 (0.97%) MuleSoft
19 43 (0.90%) hybris