Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 9 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 +2
Contract jobs citing DevOps 4,401 5,268 4,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.29% 11.36% 8.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.00% 12.88% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,217 3,965 3,221
London median daily rate £563 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £425 £413 £406
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 3
London median hourly rate £72.50 £48.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.72% +21.88% -34.56%
10th Percentile £35.00 £25.13 £36.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £72.27 £84.00
England median hourly rate £48.00 £48.75 £45.75
% change year-on-year -1.54% +6.56% -16.82%

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 31,436 40,913 41,286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.82% 88.22% 88.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,547 29,535 29,951
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £669
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 474 392
London median hourly rate £24.58 £23.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.60% +4.44% +3.31%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.31 £13.32
90th Percentile £53.75 £55.66 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +7.95% -6.38% +2.17%

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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 2019. 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 +1 876 £550 - 363
South London 0 228 £550 +2.33% 57
West London 0 135 £488 -4.88% 136
East London +2 134 £600 +9.09% 63
North London +16 13 £550 -8.33% 6
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 2,086 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1,656 (37.63%) AWS
3 1,508 (34.26%) Azure
4 1,330 (30.22%) Docker
5 1,286 (29.22%) Kubernetes
6 1,261 (28.65%) Python
7 1,172 (26.63%) Terraform
8 1,005 (22.84%) Java
9 973 (22.11%) Linux
10 969 (22.02%) Ansible
11 942 (21.40%) Jenkins
12 898 (20.40%) Finance
13 767 (17.43%) Microservices
14 756 (17.18%) Git (software)
15 627 (14.25%) Scrum
16 613 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
17 600 (13.63%) JavaScript
18 594 (13.50%) SQL
19 573 (13.02%) Security Cleared
20 540 (12.27%) TDD
21 538 (12.22%) Test Automation
22 520 (11.82%) JIRA
23 511 (11.61%) GCP
24 473 (10.75%) Puppet
25 469 (10.66%) Infrastructure as Code
26 464 (10.54%) C#
27 459 (10.43%) SC Cleared
28 454 (10.32%) Microsoft
29 415 (9.43%) Migration
30 388 (8.82%) .NET

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
1 272 (6.18%) Confluence
2 156 (3.54%) Apache Spark
3 142 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
4 100 (2.27%) Apache
5 76 (1.73%) OpenStack
6 74 (1.68%) nginx
7 65 (1.48%) IIS
8 44 (1.00%) SharePoint
9 40 (0.91%) Tomcat
10 38 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
11 30 (0.68%) CMS
12 25 (0.57%) JBoss
13 22 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
14 20 (0.45%) WebLogic
15 16 (0.36%) WebSphere
16 13 (0.30%) WordPress
17 12 (0.27%) Apache Solr
17 12 (0.27%) Jupyter
18 10 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 9 (0.20%) Luigi
Applications
1 56 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.14%) Adobe XD
6 5 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.091%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.045%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.023%) InVision
9 1 (0.023%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 16 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 14 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
4 10 (0.23%) Temenos T24
5 9 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 9 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
6 6 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.14%) Misys Opics
7 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.091%) Magento
9 2 (0.045%) Aligne
9 2 (0.045%) Endur
9 2 (0.045%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.045%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.045%) R3 Corda
9 2 (0.045%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 1,656 (37.63%) AWS
2 1,508 (34.26%) Azure
3 511 (11.61%) GCP
4 318 (7.23%) Serverless
5 298 (6.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 240 (5.45%) AWS Lambda
7 236 (5.36%) GitHub
8 226 (5.14%) Amazon S3
8 226 (5.14%) PaaS
9 210 (4.77%) Amazon EC2
10 206 (4.68%) OpenShift
11 200 (4.54%) IaaS
12 127 (2.89%) Amazon ECS
13 118 (2.68%) SaaS
14 98 (2.23%) Amazon SQS
15 97 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
16 91 (2.07%) Power Platform
17 84 (1.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 83 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 74 (1.68%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 121 (2.75%) Firewall
2 94 (2.14%) VPN
3 74 (1.68%) DNS
4 54 (1.23%) Network Security
5 48 (1.09%) Internet
6 38 (0.86%) HTTP
7 33 (0.75%) TCP/IP
8 30 (0.68%) WAN
9 24 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
10 23 (0.52%) DHCP
11 21 (0.48%) SSL
12 18 (0.41%) VLAN
13 17 (0.39%) SAN
14 16 (0.36%) Kerberos
15 15 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (0.32%) FTP
17 13 (0.30%) SSH
17 13 (0.30%) VoIP
18 9 (0.20%) LAN
19 7 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (6.38%) Big Data
1 281 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 217 (4.93%) NoSQL
3 199 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
4 172 (3.91%) Relational Database
5 165 (3.75%) Amazon RDS
6 162 (3.68%) MySQL
7 149 (3.39%) Hadoop
8 126 (2.86%) MongoDB
9 117 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
10 93 (2.11%) Redis
11 90 (2.04%) Power BI
12 88 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
12 88 (2.00%) Data Lake
13 87 (1.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 78 (1.77%) RDBMS
15 72 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 64 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
17 57 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
18 49 (1.11%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 942 (21.40%) Jenkins
2 756 (17.18%) Git (software)
3 520 (11.82%) JIRA
4 212 (4.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 158 (3.59%) Selenium
6 144 (3.27%) Maven
7 129 (2.93%) GitLab
7 129 (2.93%) TeamCity
8 125 (2.84%) Bitbucket
9 117 (2.66%) Sonatype Nexus
10 116 (2.64%) Cucumber
11 98 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 97 (2.20%) Artifactory
13 88 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
14 84 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
15 82 (1.86%) JUnit
16 76 (1.73%) Visual Studio
17 71 (1.61%) CircleCI
17 71 (1.61%) SonarQube
18 57 (1.30%) Travis CI
General
1 898 (20.40%) Finance
2 369 (8.38%) Banking
3 154 (3.50%) Public Sector
4 109 (2.48%) Front Office
5 86 (1.95%) Retail
6 85 (1.93%) Marketing
7 61 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 60 (1.36%) Legal
9 49 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 47 (1.07%) Law
11 43 (0.98%) Games
12 33 (0.75%) Manufacturing
13 32 (0.73%) Publishing
14 31 (0.70%) Telecoms
15 27 (0.61%) Retail Banking
16 21 (0.48%) Advertising
17 20 (0.45%) Back Office
18 18 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
19 14 (0.32%) Military
20 13 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,515 (34.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,068 (24.27%) Developer
3 414 (9.41%) Architect
4 378 (8.59%) AWS Engineer
5 368 (8.36%) AWS DevOps
6 320 (7.27%) Azure DevOps
7 301 (6.84%) Azure Engineer
8 293 (6.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 255 (5.79%) Java Developer
10 251 (5.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 246 (5.59%) Cloud Engineer
12 190 (4.32%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 186 (4.23%) Senior DevOps
14 175 (3.98%) Senior Developer
15 169 (3.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 140 (3.18%) Data Engineer
17 138 (3.14%) Analyst
17 138 (3.14%) Python Developer
18 129 (2.93%) Python Engineer
19 109 (2.48%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (8.82%) .NET
2 377 (8.57%) Node.js
3 340 (7.73%) Web Services
4 308 (7.00%) REST
5 269 (6.11%) HTML
6 265 (6.02%) Spring
7 254 (5.77%) Kafka
8 252 (5.73%) CSS
9 235 (5.34%) React
10 231 (5.25%) AngularJS
11 196 (4.45%) RESTful
12 186 (4.23%) JSON
13 118 (2.68%) Spring Boot
14 113 (2.57%) HTML5
15 103 (2.34%) ASP.NET
16 99 (2.25%) Elastic Stack
17 95 (2.16%) .NET Framework
17 95 (2.16%) RabbitMQ
18 93 (2.11%) .NET Core
19 91 (2.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 230 (5.23%) Greenfield Project
2 159 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 140 (3.18%) Public Cloud
4 112 (2.54%) Data Centre
5 106 (2.41%) User Experience
6 94 (2.14%) Cloud Native
7 82 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
8 79 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
9 68 (1.55%) Mobile App
10 61 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
11 57 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
12 51 (1.16%) Algorithms
12 51 (1.16%) Data Structures
13 50 (1.14%) Derivative
14 43 (0.98%) Virtual Team
15 41 (0.93%) Fixed Income
16 39 (0.89%) PKI
17 31 (0.70%) Replication
18 29 (0.66%) Management Information System
19 28 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 973 (22.11%) Linux
2 348 (7.91%) Windows
3 240 (5.45%) Unix
4 198 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 97 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 75 (1.70%) Android
7 72 (1.64%) Ubuntu
8 64 (1.45%) CentOS
9 53 (1.20%) Apple iOS
10 22 (0.50%) Mac OS X
11 20 (0.45%) Mac OS
12 19 (0.43%) CoreOS
13 16 (0.36%) Debian
14 15 (0.34%) VMS
15 14 (0.32%) Solaris
16 13 (0.30%) Windows 10
17 11 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
18 7 (0.16%) Windows 7
19 5 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,086 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
2 767 (17.43%) Microservices
3 627 (14.25%) Scrum
4 613 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
5 540 (12.27%) TDD
6 538 (12.22%) Test Automation
7 469 (10.66%) Infrastructure as Code
8 415 (9.43%) Migration
9 366 (8.32%) Software Engineering
10 343 (7.79%) Kanban
11 334 (7.59%) Configuration Management
12 320 (7.27%) BDD
13 284 (6.45%) Open Source
14 278 (6.32%) Continuous Delivery
15 243 (5.52%) Analytics
16 217 (4.93%) Problem-Solving
17 209 (4.75%) Fintech
18 181 (4.11%) Mentoring
19 179 (4.07%) SDLC
20 164 (3.73%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,261 (28.65%) Python
2 1,005 (22.84%) Java
3 600 (13.63%) JavaScript
4 594 (13.50%) SQL
5 464 (10.54%) C#
6 348 (7.91%) PowerShell
7 330 (7.50%) Bash Shell
8 290 (6.59%) Ruby
9 196 (4.45%) Go
10 148 (3.36%) Java 8
11 141 (3.20%) Scala
12 131 (2.98%) Perl
13 112 (2.54%) Groovy
14 106 (2.41%) Shell Script
15 89 (2.02%) TypeScript
16 79 (1.80%) PHP
17 66 (1.50%) R
18 63 (1.43%) C++
19 48 (1.09%) T-SQL
20 44 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 573 (13.02%) Security Cleared
2 459 (10.43%) SC Cleared
3 144 (3.27%) Degree
4 132 (3.00%) AWS Certification
5 59 (1.34%) DV Cleared
6 36 (0.82%) CISSP
6 36 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (0.73%) RHCE
8 21 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 19 (0.43%) ISTQB
11 16 (0.36%) MCSA
12 14 (0.32%) DBS Check
13 13 (0.30%) CISM
13 13 (0.30%) IISP
13 13 (0.30%) PMI Certification
14 12 (0.27%) Master's Degree
15 11 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (0.25%) PMP
16 10 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (4.02%) QA
2 33 (0.75%) GDPR
2 33 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 29 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.57%) SLA
5 17 (0.39%) NIST
6 15 (0.34%) WCAG
7 10 (0.23%) PSD2
8 9 (0.20%) PMO
9 8 (0.18%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.14%) NCSC
12 5 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.091%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.091%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.068%) COBIT
15 2 (0.045%) GxP
16 1 (0.023%) HL7
16 1 (0.023%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1,330 (30.22%) Docker
2 137 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 50 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (0.61%) HDFS
6 21 (0.48%) vSphere
7 11 (0.25%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 8 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.091%) OpenAM
10 4 (0.091%) OpenDJ
10 4 (0.091%) Varnish
11 3 (0.068%) KVM
11 3 (0.068%) oVirt
11 3 (0.068%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.045%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.045%) etcd
12 2 (0.045%) XenApp
12 2 (0.045%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1,286 (29.22%) Kubernetes
2 1,172 (26.63%) Terraform
3 969 (22.02%) Ansible
4 473 (10.75%) Puppet
5 379 (8.61%) Opscode Chef
6 127 (2.89%) Consul
7 126 (2.86%) Packer
8 74 (1.68%) Prometheus
9 70 (1.59%) Grafana
10 55 (1.25%) Kibana
11 48 (1.09%) Salt
12 34 (0.77%) logstash
13 33 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
14 29 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
14 29 (0.66%) Mesos
15 28 (0.64%) ZABBIX
16 24 (0.55%) Nagios
16 24 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
17 23 (0.52%) Graphite
18 19 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 454 (10.32%) Microsoft
2 337 (7.66%) Google
3 179 (4.07%) Oracle
4 173 (3.93%) Red Hat
5 153 (3.48%) Splunk
6 97 (2.20%) Atlassian
7 93 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
7 93 (2.11%) VMware
8 84 (1.91%) SAP
9 62 (1.41%) Databricks
9 62 (1.41%) Tableau
10 55 (1.25%) MuleSoft
11 54 (1.23%) ServiceNow
12 49 (1.11%) Cisco
13 45 (1.02%) IBM
14 36 (0.82%) SaltStack
15 34 (0.77%) New Relic
16 29 (0.66%) Cloudera
17 28 (0.64%) F5
18 27 (0.61%) Hortonworks