Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 16 33
Rank change year-on-year +6 +17 +43
Contract jobs citing DevOps 4,677 3,232 2,378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.26% 8.13% 5.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.75% 9.40% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,566 2,452 1,776
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £393
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
London median hourly rate £48.67 £37.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.77% -28.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £31.00 £35.38 £45.25
90th Percentile £69.50 £40.63 £54.75
England median hourly rate £61.00 £51.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +19.61% -2.86% +16.67%

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 39,792 34,367 37,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.29% 86.46% 86.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,772 24,667 27,027
London median daily rate £500 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 388 391
London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.05% +9.49%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.68 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £52.50 £51.25
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.62
% change year-on-year -13.73% +7.98% +12.45%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +10 925 £550 +4.76% 344
South London +4 340 £500 +5.26% 20
West London +12 162 £515 -0.96% 128
East London +8 102 £547 +9.40% 64
North London -3 3 £500 - 4
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 2,354 (50.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1,977 (42.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1,622 (34.68%) Linux
4 1,599 (34.19%) Docker
5 1,538 (32.88%) Jenkins
6 1,518 (32.46%) Java
7 1,455 (31.11%) Python
8 1,364 (29.16%) Ansible
9 1,194 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
10 1,044 (22.32%) Git (software)
11 1,023 (21.87%) Puppet
12 936 (20.01%) Kubernetes
13 922 (19.71%) Terraform
14 918 (19.63%) Microsoft Azure
15 878 (18.77%) Finance
16 789 (16.87%) TDD
17 752 (16.08%) Microservices
18 728 (15.57%) Opscode Chef
19 724 (15.48%) Scrum
20 712 (15.22%) Configuration Management
21 688 (14.71%) JavaScript
22 629 (13.45%) Bash Shell
23 603 (12.89%) Ruby
24 601 (12.85%) Security Cleared
25 528 (11.29%) Open Source
26 523 (11.18%) Continuous Delivery
27 513 (10.97%) Windows
28 506 (10.82%) Banking
29 502 (10.73%) SQL
30 492 (10.52%) Test Automation

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
1 278 (5.94%) Confluence
2 247 (5.28%) Elasticsearch
3 204 (4.36%) nginx
4 193 (4.13%) Tomcat
5 177 (3.78%) Apache Spark
6 160 (3.42%) Apache
7 124 (2.65%) Cloud Foundry
8 83 (1.77%) OpenStack
9 68 (1.45%) JBoss
10 64 (1.37%) IIS
11 62 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 62 (1.33%) CMS
12 55 (1.18%) WebSphere
13 39 (0.83%) Mule
14 36 (0.77%) Apache Solr
15 31 (0.66%) Mule ESB
16 24 (0.51%) WebLogic
17 23 (0.49%) Jetty
18 22 (0.47%) WildFly
19 21 (0.45%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 39 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.17%) HipChat
2 8 (0.17%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.13%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.086%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.086%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.043%) InVision
7 1 (0.021%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
2 14 (0.30%) Eagle PACE
2 14 (0.30%) Front Arena
2 14 (0.30%) thinkFolio
3 13 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
4 11 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 10 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.19%) Markit EDM
7 8 (0.17%) Summit
8 7 (0.15%) HiPortfolio
8 7 (0.15%) R3 Corda
8 7 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
9 6 (0.13%) Bloomberg AIM
9 6 (0.13%) WebTrends
10 5 (0.11%) Magento
10 5 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
12 2 (0.043%) BusinessWorks
12 2 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1,977 (42.27%) Amazon AWS
2 918 (19.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 298 (6.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 271 (5.79%) Amazon EC2
5 268 (5.73%) PaaS
6 247 (5.28%) GitHub
7 234 (5.00%) Amazon S3
8 213 (4.55%) Serverless
9 197 (4.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 186 (3.98%) IaaS
11 181 (3.87%) AWS Lambda
12 176 (3.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 119 (2.54%) npm
14 115 (2.46%) Route 53
15 107 (2.29%) SaaS
16 104 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 101 (2.16%) Amazon ELB
18 87 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
19 62 (1.33%) OpenShift
20 59 (1.26%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 226 (4.83%) Firewall
2 184 (3.93%) DNS
3 166 (3.55%) TCP/IP
4 144 (3.08%) SSL
5 128 (2.74%) HTTP
6 85 (1.82%) VPN
7 73 (1.56%) Internet
8 59 (1.26%) DHCP
9 51 (1.09%) Network Security
10 47 (1.00%) FTP
11 42 (0.90%) Kerberos
12 34 (0.73%) IPsec
13 29 (0.62%) SMS
14 24 (0.51%) SMTP
15 21 (0.45%) OpenLDAP
15 21 (0.45%) SSH
16 20 (0.43%) WAN
17 18 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
18 17 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
18 17 (0.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (8.00%) NoSQL
2 365 (7.80%) MongoDB
3 343 (7.33%) MySQL
4 293 (6.26%) PostgreSQL
5 289 (6.18%) Big Data
6 262 (5.60%) Hadoop
7 206 (4.40%) SQL Server
8 159 (3.40%) Amazon RDS
9 156 (3.34%) Relational Database
10 121 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 100 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
12 93 (1.99%) HBase
13 92 (1.97%) Apache Hive
13 92 (1.97%) RDBMS
14 66 (1.41%) Redis
15 62 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
16 50 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 45 (0.96%) Blockchain
17 45 (0.96%) Oracle Database
18 40 (0.86%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1,538 (32.88%) Jenkins
2 1,044 (22.32%) Git (software)
3 473 (10.11%) JIRA
4 377 (8.06%) Maven
5 329 (7.03%) TeamCity
6 198 (4.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 190 (4.06%) Sonatype Nexus
8 174 (3.72%) Selenium
9 152 (3.25%) Cucumber
10 145 (3.10%) Artifactory
11 139 (2.97%) Subversion
12 136 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 126 (2.69%) JUnit
14 120 (2.57%) Visual Studio Team System
15 118 (2.52%) Vagrant
16 116 (2.48%) Gradle
17 113 (2.42%) Bitbucket
18 107 (2.29%) gulp
18 107 (2.29%) Visual Studio
19 102 (2.18%) GitLab
General
1 878 (18.77%) Finance
2 506 (10.82%) Banking
3 172 (3.68%) Retail
4 85 (1.82%) Investment Banking
5 67 (1.43%) Front Office
6 58 (1.24%) Financial Institution
6 58 (1.24%) Law
7 55 (1.18%) Marketing
7 55 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 54 (1.15%) Games
9 47 (1.00%) Publishing
10 39 (0.83%) Advertising
11 24 (0.51%) Legal
11 24 (0.51%) Manufacturing
12 23 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 20 (0.43%) Electronics
14 16 (0.34%) Back Office
15 15 (0.32%) French Language
16 8 (0.17%) Billing
17 7 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,905 (40.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,124 (24.03%) Developer
3 644 (13.77%) AWS DevOps
4 599 (12.81%) AWS Engineer
5 519 (11.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 371 (7.93%) Java Developer
7 347 (7.42%) Architect
8 307 (6.56%) Senior DevOps
9 270 (5.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 225 (4.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 220 (4.70%) Consultant
12 206 (4.40%) Cloud Engineer
13 188 (4.02%) Linux Engineer
14 185 (3.96%) Senior Developer
15 181 (3.87%) Azure DevOps
16 168 (3.59%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 168 (3.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 159 (3.40%) Azure Engineer
18 138 (2.95%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 138 (2.95%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 477 (10.20%) Node.js
2 475 (10.16%) Web Services
3 427 (9.13%) .NET
4 371 (7.93%) HTML
5 361 (7.72%) React
6 346 (7.40%) REST
7 331 (7.08%) AngularJS
8 330 (7.06%) CSS
9 314 (6.71%) Kafka
10 294 (6.29%) Spring
11 279 (5.97%) RESTful
12 267 (5.71%) Elastic Stack
13 228 (4.87%) JSON
14 213 (4.55%) HTML5
15 159 (3.40%) RabbitMQ
16 143 (3.06%) CSS3
17 126 (2.69%) ASP.NET
18 120 (2.57%) ASP.NET Web API
19 118 (2.52%) XML
20 112 (2.39%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 213 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
2 191 (4.08%) Fintech
3 146 (3.12%) Linux Command Line
4 139 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
5 129 (2.76%) User Experience
6 115 (2.46%) Public Cloud
7 103 (2.20%) Mobile App
8 93 (1.99%) Computer Science
9 91 (1.95%) Data Centre
10 73 (1.56%) Virtual Team
11 70 (1.50%) Algorithms
12 65 (1.39%) Private Cloud
13 61 (1.30%) Cloud Native
14 57 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 55 (1.18%) Online Banking
16 48 (1.03%) Data Structures
16 48 (1.03%) Management Information System
17 45 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
18 42 (0.90%) Fixed Income
19 40 (0.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1,622 (34.68%) Linux
2 513 (10.97%) Windows
3 471 (10.07%) Unix
4 297 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 264 (5.64%) CentOS
6 153 (3.27%) Windows Server
7 147 (3.14%) Ubuntu
8 98 (2.10%) Apple iOS
9 89 (1.90%) Android
10 54 (1.15%) CoreOS
11 39 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 37 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 29 (0.62%) Solaris
14 28 (0.60%) Mac OS X
15 26 (0.56%) DC/OS
16 22 (0.47%) Debian
17 17 (0.36%) VMS
18 9 (0.19%) AIX
18 9 (0.19%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.13%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,354 (50.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1,194 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
3 789 (16.87%) TDD
4 752 (16.08%) Microservices
5 724 (15.48%) Scrum
6 712 (15.22%) Configuration Management
7 528 (11.29%) Open Source
8 523 (11.18%) Continuous Delivery
9 492 (10.52%) Test Automation
10 458 (9.79%) BDD
11 351 (7.50%) Kanban
12 333 (7.12%) Software Engineering
13 305 (6.52%) E-Commerce
13 305 (6.52%) Migration
14 282 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
15 265 (5.67%) Deployment Automation
16 253 (5.41%) Mentoring
17 252 (5.39%) Continuous Deployment
18 214 (4.58%) Analytics
19 196 (4.19%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,518 (32.46%) Java
2 1,455 (31.11%) Python
3 688 (14.71%) JavaScript
4 629 (13.45%) Bash Shell
5 603 (12.89%) Ruby
6 502 (10.73%) SQL
7 417 (8.92%) C#
8 353 (7.55%) PowerShell
9 296 (6.33%) Perl
10 264 (5.64%) Java 8
11 245 (5.24%) Groovy
12 231 (4.94%) Scala
13 213 (4.55%) Go
14 159 (3.40%) Shell Script
15 111 (2.37%) PHP
16 96 (2.05%) C++
17 94 (2.01%) TypeScript
18 72 (1.54%) ES6
19 46 (0.98%) Kotlin
20 45 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 601 (12.85%) Security Cleared
2 487 (10.41%) SC Cleared
3 172 (3.68%) Degree
4 104 (2.22%) AWS Certification
5 60 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 39 (0.83%) CISSP
7 34 (0.73%) DV Cleared
8 33 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 27 (0.58%) CISM
10 23 (0.49%) CISA
11 20 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (0.30%) CEH
13 13 (0.28%) CCNA
13 13 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
14 10 (0.21%) CCNP
14 10 (0.21%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.21%) PMI Certification
15 9 (0.19%) GIAC
15 9 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (5.71%) QA
2 89 (1.90%) GCP
3 26 (0.56%) GDPR
3 26 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (0.30%) SLA
7 13 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (0.24%) PSD2
9 10 (0.21%) COBIT
10 7 (0.15%) PMO
11 5 (0.11%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.086%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.086%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.064%) Actionable Recommendations
14 2 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.043%) EMIR
14 2 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.043%) MiFID
15 1 (0.021%) HL7
System Software
1 1,599 (34.19%) Docker
2 126 (2.69%) Active Directory
3 106 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 103 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
5 50 (1.07%) HDFS
6 49 (1.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 42 (0.90%) vCloud
8 28 (0.60%) flannel
9 27 (0.58%) etcd
9 27 (0.58%) Hyper-V
9 27 (0.58%) VirtualBox
10 24 (0.51%) Apache Flume
11 18 (0.38%) Xen
12 16 (0.34%) KVM
13 15 (0.32%) Squid
13 15 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (0.19%) NFS
14 9 (0.19%) Postfix
14 9 (0.19%) VMware NSX
15 8 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1,364 (29.16%) Ansible
2 1,023 (21.87%) Puppet
3 936 (20.01%) Kubernetes
4 922 (19.71%) Terraform
5 728 (15.57%) Opscode Chef
6 150 (3.21%) logstash
6 150 (3.21%) Packer
7 148 (3.16%) Kibana
8 135 (2.89%) Grafana
9 121 (2.59%) Mesos
10 115 (2.46%) Salt
11 108 (2.31%) Consul
12 104 (2.22%) Nagios
13 92 (1.97%) ZABBIX
14 87 (1.86%) Docker Swarm
15 86 (1.84%) Prometheus
16 72 (1.54%) HAProxy
17 62 (1.33%) Oozie
18 52 (1.11%) Rancher
19 44 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 305 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 260 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 231 (4.94%) Splunk
4 222 (4.75%) Google
5 166 (3.55%) Oracle
6 158 (3.38%) VMware
7 107 (2.29%) Atlassian
7 107 (2.29%) New Relic
8 99 (2.12%) AppDynamics
9 90 (1.92%) SaltStack
10 79 (1.69%) IBM
11 67 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
12 66 (1.41%) Adobe
13 60 (1.28%) SAP
14 58 (1.24%) Cloudera
15 50 (1.07%) Hortonworks
16 43 (0.92%) Cisco
17 33 (0.71%) ServiceNow
17 33 (0.71%) Tableau
18 28 (0.60%) F5