Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing DevOps 2,795 3,387 5,416
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 14.06% 12.44% 12.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.78% 14.16% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,605 2,590 4,120
Median daily rate £525 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £400 £414 £425
90th Percentile £675 £701 £700
England median daily rate £500 £550 £540
% change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 3
Median hourly rate £59.00 £72.50 £70.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.62% +3.57% +16.67%
England median hourly rate £48.00 £72.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year -33.79% +38.10% -6.67%

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 17,715 23,922 38,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.09% 87.84% 88.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,683 17,402 27,806
Median daily rate £513 £520 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% +1.46% +2.50%
10th Percentile £328 £320 £325
90th Percentile £700 £699 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 294 384
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £22.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +12.91% -1.59%
10th Percentile £17.90 £12.44 £12.50
90th Percentile £66.50 £54.93 £47.25
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.05 £22.00
% change year-on-year +21.14% -4.32% -2.22%

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 7 March 2021.

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
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 7 March 2021. 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 +2 335 £550 - 341
South London +2 89 £520 -5.45% 27
West London +10 64 £510 -2.86% 128
East London -6 9 £492 -10.64% 44
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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 1,210 (43.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1,166 (41.72%) Azure
3 890 (31.84%) AWS
4 770 (27.55%) Kubernetes
5 765 (27.37%) Python
6 761 (27.23%) Terraform
7 686 (24.54%) Docker
8 585 (20.93%) Java
9 550 (19.68%) Jenkins
10 527 (18.86%) Finance
11 474 (16.96%) Ansible
12 472 (16.89%) Security Cleared
13 462 (16.53%) Linux
14 461 (16.49%) Microservices
15 448 (16.03%) SQL
16 430 (15.38%) Git (software)
17 412 (14.74%) SC Cleared
18 373 (13.35%) JavaScript
19 368 (13.17%) TDD
20 356 (12.74%) Test Automation
21 342 (12.24%) Scrum
22 330 (11.81%) GCP
23 328 (11.74%) Microsoft
24 326 (11.66%) Banking
25 325 (11.63%) .NET
26 315 (11.27%) Infrastructure as Code
27 294 (10.52%) C#
28 284 (10.16%) Software Engineering
29 271 (9.70%) PowerShell
30 269 (9.62%) JIRA

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
1 144 (5.15%) Confluence
2 68 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
3 66 (2.36%) Apache Spark
4 60 (2.15%) SharePoint
5 51 (1.82%) Apache
6 35 (1.25%) nginx
7 27 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
8 26 (0.93%) Tomcat
9 25 (0.89%) IIS
10 18 (0.64%) JBoss
11 17 (0.61%) Red Hat Fuse
12 16 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
13 15 (0.54%) CMS
13 15 (0.54%) Mule
14 14 (0.50%) Jupyter
15 11 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 11 (0.39%) SAS
16 10 (0.36%) Apache Solr
17 9 (0.32%) ArcGIS
18 7 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 29 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.32%) Chatbot
3 9 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.072%) Figma
7 1 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.25%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (0.18%) Aligne
5 4 (0.14%) R3 Corda
5 4 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.072%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.072%) Shopify
7 2 (0.072%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 2 (0.072%) Summit
7 2 (0.072%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.072%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.036%) BambooHR
8 1 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.036%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 1,166 (41.72%) Azure
2 890 (31.84%) AWS
3 330 (11.81%) GCP
4 253 (9.05%) Serverless
5 191 (6.83%) PaaS
6 159 (5.69%) GitHub
7 144 (5.15%) AWS Lambda
8 131 (4.69%) IaaS
9 122 (4.36%) Power Platform
10 98 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 80 (2.86%) Amazon S3
12 78 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
12 78 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
13 77 (2.75%) SaaS
14 69 (2.47%) Amazon ECS
14 69 (2.47%) OpenShift
15 55 (1.97%) Azure Functions
16 49 (1.75%) Azure Data Factory
16 49 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
17 48 (1.72%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 71 (2.54%) Firewall
2 29 (1.04%) DNS
3 28 (1.00%) Network Security
4 24 (0.86%) SSL
5 22 (0.79%) HTTP
5 22 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 22 (0.79%) VPN
5 22 (0.79%) WAN
6 16 (0.57%) Internet
7 14 (0.50%) HTTPS
7 14 (0.50%) Wireshark
8 11 (0.39%) LAN
9 9 (0.32%) DMZ
9 9 (0.32%) Multicast
10 8 (0.29%) SSH
11 6 (0.21%) DHCP
11 6 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (0.21%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.21%) tcpdump
12 5 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 138 (4.94%) Big Data
3 94 (3.36%) Azure SQL Database
3 94 (3.36%) NoSQL
4 91 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
5 85 (3.04%) Power BI
6 80 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
7 66 (2.36%) Hadoop
8 64 (2.29%) MySQL
9 62 (2.22%) Data Lake
10 61 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
11 56 (2.00%) MongoDB
12 53 (1.90%) Relational Database
13 44 (1.57%) Tableau
14 43 (1.54%) BigQuery
15 42 (1.50%) Amazon Redshift
16 39 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 35 (1.25%) Redis
18 34 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
19 27 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 550 (19.68%) Jenkins
2 430 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 269 (9.62%) JIRA
4 135 (4.83%) GitLab
5 110 (3.94%) Maven
6 87 (3.11%) Bitbucket
7 85 (3.04%) Selenium
8 72 (2.58%) SonarQube
9 67 (2.40%) Artifactory
9 67 (2.40%) Visual Studio Team System
10 65 (2.33%) Cucumber
11 58 (2.08%) TeamCity
12 50 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
13 47 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
14 43 (1.54%) Gradle
15 42 (1.50%) webpack
16 39 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 39 (1.40%) JUnit
17 33 (1.18%) Visual Studio
18 32 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 527 (18.86%) Finance
2 326 (11.66%) Banking
3 147 (5.26%) Public Sector
4 93 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 80 (2.86%) Retail
6 58 (2.08%) Front Office
7 37 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.14%) Marketing
9 27 (0.97%) Financial Institution
10 23 (0.82%) Retail Banking
11 21 (0.75%) Advertising
12 17 (0.61%) Legal
13 14 (0.50%) Law
14 13 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.43%) Manufacturing
16 11 (0.39%) Electronics
16 11 (0.39%) German Language
17 9 (0.32%) Publishing
18 8 (0.29%) Billing
19 7 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 752 (26.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 698 (24.97%) Developer
3 307 (10.98%) Architect
4 244 (8.73%) AWS DevOps
5 230 (8.23%) AWS Engineer
6 221 (7.91%) Azure Engineer
7 171 (6.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 147 (5.26%) Java Developer
9 143 (5.12%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 123 (4.40%) Cloud Engineer
11 120 (4.29%) Azure DevOps
12 118 (4.22%) Senior DevOps
13 106 (3.79%) Analyst
13 106 (3.79%) Senior Developer
13 106 (3.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 87 (3.11%) Data Engineer
15 79 (2.83%) .NET Developer
15 79 (2.83%) Python Developer
16 76 (2.72%) Cloud Architect
17 74 (2.65%) DevOps Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (11.63%) .NET
2 243 (8.69%) React
3 222 (7.94%) Node.js
4 177 (6.33%) AngularJS
5 174 (6.23%) HTML
6 170 (6.08%) CSS
7 168 (6.01%) Web Services
8 167 (5.97%) REST
9 155 (5.55%) Kafka
10 153 (5.47%) Spring
11 111 (3.97%) Spring Boot
12 106 (3.79%) .NET Core
13 104 (3.72%) HTML5
14 93 (3.33%) RESTful
15 91 (3.26%) JSON
16 79 (2.83%) Redux
17 70 (2.50%) ASP.NET
18 65 (2.33%) CSS3
19 59 (2.11%) .NET Framework
20 58 (2.08%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 165 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 137 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
3 101 (3.61%) User Experience
4 98 (3.51%) Cloud Native
5 82 (2.93%) Public Cloud
6 79 (2.83%) Mobile App
7 66 (2.36%) Data Centre
8 47 (1.68%) Hedge funds
9 46 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
10 45 (1.61%) Fixed Income
11 36 (1.29%) Data Structures
12 33 (1.18%) Virtual Team
13 32 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
14 31 (1.11%) Algorithms
14 31 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
15 30 (1.07%) iPad
16 27 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
17 24 (0.86%) Management Information System
18 23 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 21 (0.75%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 462 (16.53%) Linux
2 225 (8.05%) Windows
3 72 (2.58%) Unix
4 56 (2.00%) Android
5 55 (1.97%) Windows Server
6 45 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 40 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (1.04%) CentOS
9 21 (0.75%) Windows 10
10 17 (0.61%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
13 10 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
14 9 (0.32%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.25%) VMS
16 5 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.11%) AIX
17 3 (0.11%) Debian
17 3 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,210 (43.29%) Agile Software Development
2 461 (16.49%) Microservices
3 368 (13.17%) TDD
4 356 (12.74%) Test Automation
5 342 (12.24%) Scrum
6 315 (11.27%) Infrastructure as Code
7 284 (10.16%) Software Engineering
8 242 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
9 190 (6.80%) BDD
10 187 (6.69%) Analytics
11 180 (6.44%) Continuous Delivery
12 175 (6.26%) Migration
13 166 (5.94%) Configuration Management
13 166 (5.94%) Mentoring
14 165 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
15 153 (5.47%) Open Source
16 149 (5.33%) Deployment Automation
17 136 (4.87%) SDLC
18 132 (4.72%) Kanban
19 120 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 765 (27.37%) Python
2 585 (20.93%) Java
3 448 (16.03%) SQL
4 373 (13.35%) JavaScript
5 294 (10.52%) C#
6 271 (9.70%) PowerShell
7 153 (5.47%) Bash Shell
8 143 (5.12%) TypeScript
9 94 (3.36%) Go
10 89 (3.18%) Scala
11 88 (3.15%) Ruby
12 63 (2.25%) PHP
13 60 (2.15%) C++
14 59 (2.11%) Java 8
15 51 (1.82%) Shell Script
16 45 (1.61%) Groovy
16 45 (1.61%) Kotlin
17 38 (1.36%) C
17 38 (1.36%) T-SQL
18 34 (1.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 472 (16.89%) Security Cleared
2 412 (14.74%) SC Cleared
3 99 (3.54%) Degree
4 65 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 50 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 34 (1.22%) AWS Certification
7 25 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (0.75%) CISSP
9 19 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 11 (0.39%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.25%) CREST Certified
13 6 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.21%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.21%) PhD
13 6 (0.21%) SAFe Agilist
14 5 (0.18%) CCNP
14 5 (0.18%) ISEB
14 5 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (5.22%) QA
2 21 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.50%) SLA
4 13 (0.47%) GDPR
4 13 (0.47%) NIST
5 11 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.39%) PMO
5 11 (0.39%) WCAG
6 9 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.11%) Basel III
7 3 (0.11%) COBIT
7 3 (0.11%) NCSC
8 2 (0.072%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.072%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.072%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.072%) IFRS
8 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.072%) SEPA
8 2 (0.072%) TARGET2
9 1 (0.036%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 686 (24.54%) Docker
2 109 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 40 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
4 25 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.47%) VMware NSX
6 12 (0.43%) GridGain
7 10 (0.36%) HDFS
8 9 (0.32%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.18%) Ceph
10 5 (0.18%) NFS
10 5 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.14%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 4 (0.14%) LXC
11 4 (0.14%) vSphere
12 3 (0.11%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.11%) Gluster
12 3 (0.11%) vCloud
12 3 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.072%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 770 (27.55%) Kubernetes
2 761 (27.23%) Terraform
3 474 (16.96%) Ansible
4 146 (5.22%) Puppet
5 110 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (1.57%) Grafana
7 43 (1.54%) Prometheus
8 39 (1.40%) Packer
9 34 (1.22%) Istio
10 22 (0.79%) Kibana
11 20 (0.72%) Consul
12 17 (0.61%) Rancher
13 16 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
14 14 (0.50%) Argo
14 14 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
14 14 (0.50%) Salt
15 13 (0.47%) Mesos
16 9 (0.32%) Nagios
17 8 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
18 7 (0.25%) logstash
Vendors
1 328 (11.74%) Microsoft
2 196 (7.01%) Google
3 104 (3.72%) Oracle
4 79 (2.83%) Splunk
5 55 (1.97%) VMware
6 50 (1.79%) Databricks
7 43 (1.54%) Atlassian
7 43 (1.54%) Red Hat
8 38 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
9 28 (1.00%) Cisco
9 28 (1.00%) Hortonworks
10 27 (0.97%) MuleSoft
11 25 (0.89%) SAP
12 23 (0.82%) Cloudera
12 23 (0.82%) IBM
13 21 (0.75%) Dynatrace
13 21 (0.75%) ServiceNow
14 20 (0.72%) F5
15 19 (0.68%) AppDynamics
16 16 (0.57%) Adobe