Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 17 62
Rank change year-on-year +2 +45 +27
Contract jobs citing DevOps 4195 3693 1576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.90% 8.16% 3.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.23% 9.47% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3267 2632 1234
London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £407 £406 £369
90th Percentile £675 £638 £650
England median daily rate £513 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
London median hourly rate £40.00 £61.13 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.56% +1.88% -7.69%
England median hourly rate £45.75 £55.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -16.82% - -15.38%

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 40998 38993 38736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.99% 86.21% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29810 27960 27683
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £675 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 406 463
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +9.45% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.33 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.80 £50.07 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +2 744 £550 - 151
South London -3 220 £525 +10.53% 9
West London +13 153 £525 +5.00% 38
East London +15 72 £500 - 17
North London -4 8 £450 - 3
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 2119 (50.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1724 (41.10%) Amazon AWS
3 1541 (36.73%) Linux
4 1526 (36.38%) Java
5 1401 (33.40%) Python
6 1348 (32.13%) Docker
7 1343 (32.01%) Jenkins
8 1236 (29.46%) Ansible
9 1034 (24.65%) Continuous Integration
10 1024 (24.41%) Puppet
11 929 (22.15%) Git (software)
12 878 (20.93%) Finance
13 700 (16.69%) TDD
14 691 (16.47%) Terraform
15 685 (16.33%) Configuration Management
16 657 (15.66%) Opscode Chef
17 642 (15.30%) Kubernetes
18 640 (15.26%) Scrum
19 611 (14.56%) Microsoft Azure
20 603 (14.37%) Microservices
21 575 (13.71%) Ruby
22 557 (13.28%) Bash Shell
23 546 (13.02%) Security Cleared
24 543 (12.94%) Open Source
25 530 (12.63%) Banking
26 529 (12.61%) JavaScript
27 513 (12.23%) Unix
28 502 (11.97%) JIRA
29 489 (11.66%) Web Services
30 482 (11.49%) Windows

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
1 305 (7.27%) Confluence
2 269 (6.41%) Elasticsearch
3 212 (5.05%) Tomcat
4 204 (4.86%) Apache
5 188 (4.48%) Apache Spark
6 150 (3.58%) nginx
7 132 (3.15%) OpenStack
8 90 (2.15%) IIS
9 89 (2.12%) Cloud Foundry
10 66 (1.57%) JBoss
11 60 (1.43%) WebSphere
12 55 (1.31%) CMS
13 52 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 32 (0.76%) SharePoint
15 27 (0.64%) Apache Solr
16 21 (0.50%) Jetty
16 21 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 18 (0.43%) WebLogic
18 13 (0.31%) Mule
19 10 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 26 (0.62%) HipChat
2 24 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.14%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.024%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.29%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 12 (0.29%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.19%) NetSuite
2 8 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.072%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.072%) Magento
6 3 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.048%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.048%) Salerio
7 2 (0.048%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.024%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.024%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.024%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 1 (0.024%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.024%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1724 (41.10%) Amazon AWS
2 611 (14.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 307 (7.32%) GitHub
4 249 (5.94%) PaaS
5 248 (5.91%) Amazon EC2
6 227 (5.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 198 (4.72%) IaaS
8 185 (4.41%) Amazon S3
9 125 (2.98%) SaaS
10 120 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 117 (2.79%) Google Cloud Platform
12 111 (2.65%) Serverless
13 95 (2.26%) Route 53
14 92 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
15 82 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 81 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
17 79 (1.88%) OpenShift
18 78 (1.86%) npm
19 72 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
20 52 (1.24%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 186 (4.43%) Firewall
2 173 (4.12%) TCP/IP
3 171 (4.08%) HTTP
4 156 (3.72%) DNS
5 108 (2.57%) SSL
6 69 (1.64%) VPN
7 63 (1.50%) Internet
8 59 (1.41%) SAN
9 52 (1.24%) LAN
10 51 (1.22%) WAN
11 48 (1.14%) Network Security
12 46 (1.10%) LDAP
13 44 (1.05%) DHCP
14 29 (0.69%) Kerberos
15 26 (0.62%) HTTPS
16 19 (0.45%) FTP
16 19 (0.45%) IPsec
17 18 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
17 18 (0.43%) VoIP
18 17 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (9.20%) NoSQL
2 374 (8.92%) PostgreSQL
3 310 (7.39%) MySQL
4 295 (7.03%) Big Data
5 291 (6.94%) Hadoop
6 287 (6.84%) MongoDB
7 271 (6.46%) SQL Server
8 189 (4.51%) Relational Database
9 151 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 137 (3.27%) Amazon RDS
11 129 (3.08%) RDBMS
12 87 (2.07%) Apache Hive
13 77 (1.84%) Redis
14 73 (1.74%) HBase
15 72 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 66 (1.57%) Oracle Database
17 43 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
18 36 (0.86%) Sqoop
19 26 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 21 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1343 (32.01%) Jenkins
2 929 (22.15%) Git (software)
3 502 (11.97%) JIRA
4 352 (8.39%) TeamCity
5 348 (8.30%) Maven
6 210 (5.01%) Octopus Deploy
7 158 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
8 149 (3.55%) Selenium
9 148 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 147 (3.50%) Bitbucket
11 142 (3.38%) Cucumber
12 132 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
13 127 (3.03%) Artifactory
14 112 (2.67%) Subversion
15 105 (2.50%) JUnit
16 101 (2.41%) Vagrant
17 83 (1.98%) GitLab
17 83 (1.98%) Gradle
18 78 (1.86%) gulp
19 71 (1.69%) Mockito
General
1 878 (20.93%) Finance
2 530 (12.63%) Banking
3 155 (3.69%) Investment Banking
4 139 (3.31%) Retail
5 125 (2.98%) Marketing
6 103 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 81 (1.93%) Front Office
8 63 (1.50%) Electronics
8 63 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 56 (1.33%) Publishing
10 53 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 42 (1.00%) Games
11 42 (1.00%) Retail Banking
12 40 (0.95%) Legal
13 28 (0.67%) Advertising
14 26 (0.62%) Billing
15 22 (0.52%) Law
16 12 (0.29%) Automotive
16 12 (0.29%) Back Office
17 5 (0.12%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 1719 (40.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 1037 (24.72%) Developer
3 601 (14.33%) AWS DevOps
4 561 (13.37%) AWS Engineer
5 503 (11.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 356 (8.49%) Java Developer
7 256 (6.10%) Architect
8 245 (5.84%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 239 (5.70%) Linux Engineer
10 217 (5.17%) Senior DevOps
11 202 (4.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 187 (4.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 179 (4.27%) Senior Developer
14 174 (4.15%) Cloud Engineer
15 165 (3.93%) Consultant
16 129 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
17 126 (3.00%) Azure Engineer
18 122 (2.91%) DevOps Consultant
19 120 (2.86%) Azure DevOps
20 117 (2.79%) DevOps Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 489 (11.66%) Web Services
2 412 (9.82%) .NET
3 400 (9.54%) Node.js
4 306 (7.29%) AngularJS
5 287 (6.84%) Elastic Stack
6 282 (6.72%) RESTful
7 276 (6.58%) REST
8 261 (6.22%) HTML
9 247 (5.89%) React
10 236 (5.63%) Kafka
11 212 (5.05%) CSS
12 205 (4.89%) Spring
13 173 (4.12%) HTML5
14 154 (3.67%) JSON
15 134 (3.19%) XML
16 123 (2.93%) ASP.NET
17 98 (2.34%) RabbitMQ
18 94 (2.24%) ASP.NET Web API
19 92 (2.19%) SOAP
20 87 (2.07%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 207 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
2 150 (3.58%) Public Cloud
3 147 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
4 119 (2.84%) Data Centre
5 111 (2.65%) Fintech
6 93 (2.22%) Virtual Team
7 92 (2.19%) Mobile App
8 77 (1.84%) User Experience
9 76 (1.81%) Computer Science
10 56 (1.33%) Blog
11 52 (1.24%) Data Structures
12 47 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
12 47 (1.12%) Replication
13 46 (1.10%) Clustering
14 43 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 42 (1.00%) Private Cloud
16 41 (0.98%) Algorithms
16 41 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
17 38 (0.91%) Fixed Income
17 38 (0.91%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1541 (36.73%) Linux
2 513 (12.23%) Unix
3 482 (11.49%) Windows
4 249 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 212 (5.05%) CentOS
6 172 (4.10%) Windows Server
7 133 (3.17%) Ubuntu
8 69 (1.64%) Android
9 60 (1.43%) Apple iOS
10 52 (1.24%) Solaris
11 50 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 46 (1.10%) CoreOS
13 27 (0.64%) AIX
14 22 (0.52%) Debian
15 19 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
16 18 (0.43%) Mac OS X
16 18 (0.43%) VMS
17 17 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
18 10 (0.24%) DC/OS
19 6 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2119 (50.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1034 (24.65%) Continuous Integration
3 700 (16.69%) TDD
4 685 (16.33%) Configuration Management
5 640 (15.26%) Scrum
6 603 (14.37%) Microservices
7 543 (12.94%) Open Source
8 431 (10.27%) Test Automation
9 423 (10.08%) Continuous Delivery
10 422 (10.06%) BDD
11 343 (8.18%) Kanban
12 256 (6.10%) Migration
13 244 (5.82%) Software Engineering
14 241 (5.74%) E-Commerce
15 208 (4.96%) Continuous Deployment
16 197 (4.70%) High Availability
17 194 (4.62%) Mentoring
18 187 (4.46%) Analytics
19 186 (4.43%) Pair Programming
20 163 (3.89%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1526 (36.38%) Java
2 1401 (33.40%) Python
3 575 (13.71%) Ruby
4 557 (13.28%) Bash Shell
5 529 (12.61%) JavaScript
6 446 (10.63%) SQL
7 350 (8.34%) PowerShell
8 340 (8.10%) C#
9 244 (5.82%) Go
10 238 (5.67%) Scala
11 183 (4.36%) Perl
12 144 (3.43%) Shell Script
13 129 (3.08%) Groovy
14 105 (2.50%) PHP
15 82 (1.95%) C++
16 80 (1.91%) TypeScript
17 62 (1.48%) ES6
18 42 (1.00%) PL/SQL
19 40 (0.95%) C
20 27 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 546 (13.02%) Security Cleared
2 406 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 115 (2.74%) Degree
4 70 (1.67%) AWS Certification
5 40 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 34 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 29 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 26 (0.62%) CISSP
9 24 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
11 16 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (0.31%) CCSP
12 13 (0.31%) CISM
13 11 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.21%) Master's Degree
14 9 (0.21%) PMP
14 9 (0.21%) RHCE
15 8 (0.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 8 (0.19%) CCNA
15 8 (0.19%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (4.55%) QA
2 33 (0.79%) GCP
3 23 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 23 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.50%) GDPR
5 16 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.36%) PMO
7 12 (0.29%) WCAG
8 8 (0.19%) MiFID
8 8 (0.19%) SLA
9 5 (0.12%) OASIS TOSCA
9 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.095%) PA-DSS
10 4 (0.095%) PSD2
10 4 (0.095%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.072%) COBIT
11 3 (0.072%) HL7
12 1 (0.024%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.024%) WAI
System Software
1 1348 (32.13%) Docker
2 114 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (2.41%) HDFS
4 99 (2.36%) Active Directory
5 80 (1.91%) vCloud
6 56 (1.33%) Apache Flume
7 41 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 28 (0.67%) Hyper-V
10 24 (0.57%) etcd
11 13 (0.31%) Varnish
11 13 (0.31%) Xen
12 12 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.26%) KVM
13 11 (0.26%) LXC
13 11 (0.26%) NFS
13 11 (0.26%) Samba
13 11 (0.26%) Squid
13 11 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1236 (29.46%) Ansible
2 1024 (24.41%) Puppet
3 691 (16.47%) Terraform
4 657 (15.66%) Opscode Chef
5 642 (15.30%) Kubernetes
6 219 (5.22%) logstash
7 164 (3.91%) Kibana
8 123 (2.93%) Grafana
9 120 (2.86%) Nagios
10 113 (2.69%) Packer
11 91 (2.17%) ZABBIX
12 69 (1.64%) Mesos
13 67 (1.60%) Consul
13 67 (1.60%) Prometheus
14 62 (1.48%) Ambari
15 56 (1.33%) Rancher
16 55 (1.31%) Salt
17 47 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
18 45 (1.07%) Oozie
19 41 (0.98%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 250 (5.96%) Red Hat
2 248 (5.91%) Microsoft
3 244 (5.82%) VMware
4 236 (5.63%) Splunk
5 234 (5.58%) Oracle
6 167 (3.98%) Atlassian
7 148 (3.53%) Google
8 119 (2.84%) AppDynamics
9 106 (2.53%) IBM
10 90 (2.15%) SAP
11 77 (1.84%) New Relic
12 72 (1.72%) SaltStack
13 56 (1.33%) Cisco
14 51 (1.22%) Adobe
14 51 (1.22%) Cloudera
15 49 (1.17%) ServiceNow
16 45 (1.07%) TIBCO
17 43 (1.03%) Hortonworks
18 38 (0.91%) Tableau
19 32 (0.76%) Rackspace