Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 16 48
Rank change year-on-year +6 +32 +23
Contract jobs citing DevOps 4,516 3,402 1,861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.69% 8.23% 4.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.18% 9.58% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,545 2,515 1,460
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £388
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
London median hourly rate £41.83 £75.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.22% +42.86% -19.23%
10th Percentile £35.00 £72.50 £45.25
90th Percentile £81.25 £77.50 £58.75
England median hourly rate £50.00 £70.39 £50.50
% change year-on-year -28.97% +39.39% -22.31%

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 40,379 35,500 37,877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.67% 85.91% 85.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,459 25,532 27,141
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 402 459
London median hourly rate £22.75 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.00% +28.24% +4.81%
10th Percentile £13.73 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.31 £50.20
England median hourly rate £24.30 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.38% +16.05%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +4 820 £550 - 305
South London -1 335 £505 +6.32% 19
West London +6 153 £525 +1.94% 106
East London +8 80 £545 +9.00% 30
North London -3 4 £450 -10.00% 10
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 2,235 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1,903 (42.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1,617 (35.81%) Linux
4 1,553 (34.39%) Java
5 1,491 (33.02%) Jenkins
6 1,470 (32.55%) Docker
7 1,437 (31.82%) Python
8 1,406 (31.13%) Ansible
9 1,193 (26.42%) Continuous Integration
10 1,048 (23.21%) Puppet
11 1,010 (22.36%) Git (software)
12 898 (19.88%) Finance
13 804 (17.80%) Terraform
14 795 (17.60%) Microsoft Azure
15 767 (16.98%) Opscode Chef
16 740 (16.39%) Kubernetes
17 714 (15.81%) TDD
18 711 (15.74%) Configuration Management
19 680 (15.06%) Scrum
20 646 (14.30%) Microservices
21 620 (13.73%) Bash Shell
22 617 (13.66%) Ruby
23 615 (13.62%) Security Cleared
24 579 (12.82%) JavaScript
25 569 (12.60%) Windows
26 563 (12.47%) Continuous Delivery
27 538 (11.91%) Unix
28 537 (11.89%) Open Source
29 532 (11.78%) Web Services
30 524 (11.60%) Banking

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
1 320 (7.09%) Confluence
2 280 (6.20%) Elasticsearch
3 231 (5.12%) Tomcat
4 189 (4.19%) Apache
5 178 (3.94%) Apache Spark
6 177 (3.92%) nginx
7 122 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
8 94 (2.08%) OpenStack
9 78 (1.73%) IIS
10 73 (1.62%) JBoss
11 65 (1.44%) CMS
12 61 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 61 (1.35%) WebSphere
13 41 (0.91%) Mule
14 34 (0.75%) Mule ESB
15 19 (0.42%) WebLogic
16 17 (0.38%) Jetty
16 17 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 17 (0.38%) WordPress
17 16 (0.35%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 28 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.42%) HipChat
3 7 (0.16%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.089%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.089%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.022%) InVision
Business Applications
1 14 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 8 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.16%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 7 (0.16%) ION MarketView
5 6 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.13%) Magento
5 6 (0.13%) WebTrends
6 5 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.11%) HiPortfolio
6 5 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.066%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.066%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.066%) Summit
8 1 (0.022%) Endur
8 1 (0.022%) Findur
8 1 (0.022%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.022%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 1,903 (42.14%) Amazon AWS
2 795 (17.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 293 (6.49%) GitHub
4 277 (6.13%) Amazon EC2
5 273 (6.05%) PaaS
6 271 (6.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 240 (5.31%) Amazon S3
8 208 (4.61%) IaaS
9 181 (4.01%) Serverless
10 170 (3.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 146 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
12 139 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
13 137 (3.03%) SaaS
14 129 (2.86%) Route 53
15 114 (2.52%) npm
16 107 (2.37%) Amazon ELB
17 79 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
18 78 (1.73%) OpenShift
19 76 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 45 (1.00%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 222 (4.92%) Firewall
2 183 (4.05%) TCP/IP
3 178 (3.94%) DNS
4 133 (2.95%) HTTP
5 117 (2.59%) SSL
6 89 (1.97%) VPN
7 70 (1.55%) Internet
7 70 (1.55%) Network Security
8 59 (1.31%) DHCP
9 43 (0.95%) LAN
9 43 (0.95%) WAN
10 39 (0.86%) FTP
11 30 (0.66%) SAN
12 27 (0.60%) SMS
13 26 (0.58%) IPsec
13 26 (0.58%) Kerberos
14 23 (0.51%) OpenLDAP
15 20 (0.44%) SMTP
16 18 (0.40%) VoIP
17 17 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (8.79%) NoSQL
2 323 (7.15%) PostgreSQL
3 297 (6.58%) MySQL
4 296 (6.55%) MongoDB
5 287 (6.36%) Big Data
6 282 (6.24%) Hadoop
7 255 (5.65%) SQL Server
8 170 (3.76%) Amazon RDS
8 170 (3.76%) Relational Database
9 153 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 116 (2.57%) RDBMS
11 85 (1.88%) Apache Hive
12 81 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
13 77 (1.71%) Redis
14 68 (1.51%) Oracle Database
15 67 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 60 (1.33%) HBase
17 40 (0.89%) Neo4j
18 34 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
19 31 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1,491 (33.02%) Jenkins
2 1,010 (22.36%) Git (software)
3 498 (11.03%) JIRA
4 403 (8.92%) Maven
5 375 (8.30%) TeamCity
6 237 (5.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 205 (4.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 159 (3.52%) Bitbucket
9 155 (3.43%) Cucumber
10 152 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 151 (3.34%) Selenium
12 133 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 117 (2.59%) Artifactory
14 113 (2.50%) Subversion
15 109 (2.41%) JUnit
16 102 (2.26%) webpack
17 101 (2.24%) gulp
18 100 (2.21%) Gradle
19 98 (2.17%) SonarQube
20 85 (1.88%) Grunt
General
1 898 (19.88%) Finance
2 524 (11.60%) Banking
3 146 (3.23%) Retail
4 108 (2.39%) Investment Banking
5 73 (1.62%) Marketing
6 63 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 60 (1.33%) Publishing
8 53 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 52 (1.15%) Front Office
10 43 (0.95%) Games
11 39 (0.86%) Law
12 36 (0.80%) Retail Banking
13 27 (0.60%) Legal
14 25 (0.55%) Manufacturing
15 24 (0.53%) Advertising
16 21 (0.47%) Electronics
17 19 (0.42%) Billing
18 14 (0.31%) Back Office
19 11 (0.24%) Automotive
20 6 (0.13%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,934 (42.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,005 (22.25%) Developer
3 656 (14.53%) AWS DevOps
4 628 (13.91%) AWS Engineer
5 551 (12.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 328 (7.26%) Java Developer
7 306 (6.78%) Architect
8 289 (6.40%) Senior DevOps
9 245 (5.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 236 (5.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 229 (5.07%) Linux Engineer
12 220 (4.87%) Cloud Engineer
12 220 (4.87%) Consultant
13 201 (4.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 190 (4.21%) Senior Developer
15 166 (3.68%) Azure Engineer
16 150 (3.32%) DevOps Consultant
17 145 (3.21%) Azure DevOps
18 139 (3.08%) Kubernetes Engineer
19 121 (2.68%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 532 (11.78%) Web Services
2 467 (10.34%) .NET
3 410 (9.08%) Node.js
4 279 (6.18%) Elastic Stack
5 276 (6.11%) RESTful
6 275 (6.09%) React
7 268 (5.93%) CSS
8 266 (5.89%) HTML
9 259 (5.74%) AngularJS
9 259 (5.74%) Kafka
10 241 (5.34%) REST
11 213 (4.72%) Spring
12 193 (4.27%) JSON
13 152 (3.37%) HTML5
14 132 (2.92%) ASP.NET
15 130 (2.88%) XML
16 110 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
17 107 (2.37%) RabbitMQ
18 100 (2.21%) Sass
19 98 (2.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 182 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
2 171 (3.79%) Public Cloud
3 160 (3.54%) Fintech
4 135 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 134 (2.97%) Data Centre
6 91 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
7 82 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 82 (1.82%) User Experience
8 75 (1.66%) Computer Science
9 73 (1.62%) Virtual Team
10 60 (1.33%) Clustering
11 57 (1.26%) Algorithms
12 53 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
13 50 (1.11%) Private Cloud
14 48 (1.06%) Data Structures
15 45 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
15 45 (1.00%) Online Banking
16 44 (0.97%) Management Information System
17 42 (0.93%) Blog
18 38 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,617 (35.81%) Linux
2 569 (12.60%) Windows
3 538 (11.91%) Unix
4 314 (6.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 246 (5.45%) CentOS
6 193 (4.27%) Windows Server
7 116 (2.57%) Ubuntu
8 69 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 59 (1.31%) Android
10 53 (1.17%) Apple iOS
11 41 (0.91%) CoreOS
12 33 (0.73%) Solaris
13 24 (0.53%) Debian
13 24 (0.53%) Mac OS X
14 22 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (0.38%) VMS
17 16 (0.35%) AIX
18 12 (0.27%) Windows 10
19 10 (0.22%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,235 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1,193 (26.42%) Continuous Integration
3 714 (15.81%) TDD
4 711 (15.74%) Configuration Management
5 680 (15.06%) Scrum
6 646 (14.30%) Microservices
7 563 (12.47%) Continuous Delivery
8 537 (11.89%) Open Source
9 461 (10.21%) BDD
10 445 (9.85%) Test Automation
11 331 (7.33%) Kanban
12 295 (6.53%) Migration
13 283 (6.27%) Software Engineering
14 258 (5.71%) E-Commerce
14 258 (5.71%) Mentoring
15 239 (5.29%) Continuous Deployment
16 205 (4.54%) High Availability
17 203 (4.50%) Pair Programming
18 186 (4.12%) SDLC
19 172 (3.81%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1,553 (34.39%) Java
2 1,437 (31.82%) Python
3 620 (13.73%) Bash Shell
4 617 (13.66%) Ruby
5 579 (12.82%) JavaScript
6 482 (10.67%) SQL
7 421 (9.32%) C#
8 410 (9.08%) PowerShell
9 250 (5.54%) Perl
10 211 (4.67%) Go
11 209 (4.63%) Scala
12 204 (4.52%) Groovy
13 137 (3.03%) Shell Script
14 107 (2.37%) PHP
15 94 (2.08%) ES6
16 85 (1.88%) TypeScript
17 84 (1.86%) C++
18 36 (0.80%) C
19 34 (0.75%) Kotlin
20 30 (0.66%) R
Qualifications
1 615 (13.62%) Security Cleared
2 443 (9.81%) SC Cleared
3 151 (3.34%) Degree
4 77 (1.71%) AWS Certification
5 49 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 44 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 34 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 33 (0.73%) CISSP
9 26 (0.58%) CISM
10 20 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
11 19 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.27%) CCSP
12 12 (0.27%) CISA
13 11 (0.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 11 (0.24%) PhD
14 10 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (0.20%) Master's Degree
16 8 (0.18%) CEH
17 7 (0.16%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (5.49%) QA
2 47 (1.04%) GCP
3 24 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 23 (0.51%) GDPR
4 23 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
6 15 (0.33%) PMO
7 10 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.18%) PSD2
8 8 (0.18%) SLA
8 8 (0.18%) WCAG
9 6 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.066%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.044%) MiFID
11 2 (0.044%) PA-DSS
11 2 (0.044%) SAS 70
12 1 (0.022%) OASIS TOSCA
12 1 (0.022%) SEPA
12 1 (0.022%) WAI
System Software
1 1,470 (32.55%) Docker
2 125 (2.77%) Active Directory
3 94 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 77 (1.71%) HDFS
5 67 (1.48%) vCloud
6 63 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
7 52 (1.15%) Apache Flume
8 28 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 28 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (0.58%) Hyper-V
10 18 (0.40%) etcd
11 16 (0.35%) Xen
12 15 (0.33%) Samba
12 15 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.29%) Squid
14 12 (0.27%) Varnish
15 9 (0.20%) KVM
15 9 (0.20%) vSphere
15 9 (0.20%) XenApp
16 7 (0.16%) flannel
Systems Management
1 1,406 (31.13%) Ansible
2 1,048 (23.21%) Puppet
3 804 (17.80%) Terraform
4 767 (16.98%) Opscode Chef
5 740 (16.39%) Kubernetes
6 200 (4.43%) logstash
7 178 (3.94%) Kibana
8 140 (3.10%) Grafana
9 137 (3.03%) Packer
10 120 (2.66%) Nagios
11 108 (2.39%) Mesos
12 102 (2.26%) ZABBIX
13 93 (2.06%) Consul
14 75 (1.66%) Salt
15 73 (1.62%) Prometheus
16 70 (1.55%) Rancher
17 69 (1.53%) Docker Swarm
18 53 (1.17%) Oozie
19 43 (0.95%) Icinga
20 41 (0.91%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 286 (6.33%) Red Hat
2 280 (6.20%) Splunk
3 248 (5.49%) Microsoft
4 192 (4.25%) Oracle
5 176 (3.90%) VMware
6 166 (3.68%) Google
7 163 (3.61%) Atlassian
8 139 (3.08%) AppDynamics
9 97 (2.15%) New Relic
10 85 (1.88%) IBM
11 82 (1.82%) SaltStack
12 66 (1.46%) Adobe
13 50 (1.11%) SAP
14 49 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
15 48 (1.06%) Cisco
16 43 (0.95%) Cloudera
17 36 (0.80%) ServiceNow
18 27 (0.60%) Qualys
19 26 (0.58%) Hortonworks
19 26 (0.58%) TIBCO