Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 7 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +6
Contract jobs citing DevOps 3,170 5,395 4,675
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 12.59% 12.68% 10.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.35% 14.27% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,321 4,015 3,689
Median daily rate £573 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £418 £425 £413
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £550 £542 £525
% change year-on-year +1.52% +3.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 13 9
Median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.14% - -12.50%
England median hourly rate £46.00 £40.32 £50.25
% change year-on-year +14.09% -19.77% -13.36%

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 22,093 37,807 41,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.77% 88.89% 88.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,439 27,034 29,718
Median daily rate £520 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.46% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 411 552
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +10.42% -4.00%
10th Percentile £14.98 £12.76 £14.00
90th Percentile £61.18 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.91 £23.50
% change year-on-year +0.36% +6.00% -6.00%

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 4 April 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DevOps in London over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

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 4 April 2020. 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 -2 603 £550 - 290
South London +2 223 £548 -0.36% 61
West London +2 84 £525 +5.00% 109
East London -2 54 £550 - 48
North London +20 2 £325 -40.91% 6
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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 1,543 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1,164 (36.72%) Azure
3 1,091 (34.42%) AWS
4 963 (30.38%) Kubernetes
5 925 (29.18%) Docker
6 855 (26.97%) Java
7 840 (26.50%) Python
8 829 (26.15%) Terraform
9 753 (23.75%) Jenkins
10 658 (20.76%) Finance
11 654 (20.63%) Ansible
12 575 (18.14%) Linux
13 571 (18.01%) Git (software)
14 530 (16.72%) Microservices
15 525 (16.56%) Security Cleared
16 487 (15.36%) JavaScript
17 481 (15.17%) SQL
18 446 (14.07%) Test Automation
19 437 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
20 436 (13.75%) SC Cleared
21 394 (12.43%) TDD
22 390 (12.30%) Web Services
23 387 (12.21%) JIRA
24 373 (11.77%) Software Engineering
25 372 (11.74%) Scrum
26 370 (11.67%) GCP
27 361 (11.39%) C#
28 356 (11.23%) Microsoft
29 342 (10.79%) Infrastructure as Code
30 306 (9.65%) Puppet

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
1 227 (7.16%) Confluence
2 95 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
3 62 (1.96%) Apache Spark
4 51 (1.61%) Apache
5 47 (1.48%) nginx
6 33 (1.04%) OpenStack
7 31 (0.98%) SharePoint
7 31 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 28 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
9 27 (0.85%) WebLogic
10 26 (0.82%) IIS
11 24 (0.76%) SAS
12 18 (0.57%) CMS
13 13 (0.41%) JBoss
13 13 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.35%) Red Hat Fuse
15 9 (0.28%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 8 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
17 6 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.22%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.19%) Adobe XD
4 6 (0.19%) Figma
4 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.095%) InVision
7 3 (0.095%) Sketch
8 2 (0.063%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.032%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 19 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.13%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.095%) Maximo
7 3 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.095%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.063%) Aligne
8 2 (0.063%) Endur
8 2 (0.063%) Magento
8 2 (0.063%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.063%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.032%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.032%) Sage BI
9 1 (0.032%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 1 (0.032%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,164 (36.72%) Azure
2 1,091 (34.42%) AWS
3 370 (11.67%) GCP
4 251 (7.92%) Serverless
5 224 (7.07%) GitHub
6 215 (6.78%) AWS CloudFormation
7 194 (6.12%) OpenShift
8 184 (5.80%) Amazon EC2
9 182 (5.74%) PaaS
10 158 (4.98%) Amazon S3
11 142 (4.48%) AWS Lambda
11 142 (4.48%) IaaS
12 130 (4.10%) SaaS
13 123 (3.88%) Amazon ECS
14 88 (2.78%) Power Platform
15 82 (2.59%) Amazon SQS
16 68 (2.15%) Azure Data Factory
17 67 (2.11%) Amazon EKS
18 51 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
19 48 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 99 (3.12%) Firewall
2 62 (1.96%) DNS
3 56 (1.77%) VPN
4 54 (1.70%) HTTP
5 44 (1.39%) Network Security
6 38 (1.20%) SSL
7 30 (0.95%) TCP/IP
8 25 (0.79%) DHCP
9 20 (0.63%) Internet
10 19 (0.60%) SNMP
11 18 (0.57%) MPLS
12 17 (0.54%) BGP
12 17 (0.54%) Kerberos
13 13 (0.41%) Broadband
14 12 (0.38%) HSRP
14 12 (0.38%) VRRP
15 11 (0.35%) BIG-IP
15 11 (0.35%) IPsec
15 11 (0.35%) IPv4
15 11 (0.35%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 165 (5.21%) Big Data
3 143 (4.51%) NoSQL
4 123 (3.88%) Amazon RDS
5 116 (3.66%) MySQL
5 116 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
6 96 (3.03%) Redis
7 93 (2.93%) Relational Database
8 91 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
9 87 (2.74%) Hadoop
10 85 (2.68%) Power BI
11 82 (2.59%) MongoDB
12 81 (2.56%) Amazon Redshift
12 81 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 77 (2.43%) Data Lake
14 76 (2.40%) Azure SQL Database
15 38 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
16 35 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 32 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 31 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 753 (23.75%) Jenkins
2 571 (18.01%) Git (software)
3 387 (12.21%) JIRA
4 150 (4.73%) GitLab
5 142 (4.48%) Visual Studio Team System
6 134 (4.23%) Artifactory
7 121 (3.82%) Maven
8 105 (3.31%) Selenium
9 93 (2.93%) Cucumber
10 87 (2.74%) Bitbucket
10 87 (2.74%) JUnit
11 85 (2.68%) Visual Studio
12 77 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 64 (2.02%) RStudio
14 63 (1.99%) TeamCity
15 57 (1.80%) CircleCI
16 54 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
17 52 (1.64%) Travis CI
18 51 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 50 (1.58%) Subversion
General
1 658 (20.76%) Finance
2 276 (8.71%) Banking
3 212 (6.69%) Public Sector
4 172 (5.43%) Front Office
5 95 (3.00%) Investment Banking
6 60 (1.89%) Retail
7 52 (1.64%) Marketing
8 40 (1.26%) Legal
9 27 (0.85%) Retail Banking
10 26 (0.82%) Games
11 22 (0.69%) Publishing
12 21 (0.66%) Telecoms
13 20 (0.63%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.57%) Back Office
15 17 (0.54%) Law
15 17 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 16 (0.50%) Manufacturing
17 10 (0.32%) Electronics
17 10 (0.32%) Police
18 8 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 963 (30.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 920 (29.02%) Developer
3 297 (9.37%) Architect
4 290 (9.15%) AWS Engineer
5 258 (8.14%) Java Developer
6 255 (8.04%) AWS DevOps
7 203 (6.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 190 (5.99%) Azure Engineer
9 142 (4.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 140 (4.42%) Senior Developer
11 138 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
12 130 (4.10%) Senior DevOps
13 117 (3.69%) AWS Developer
13 117 (3.69%) Python Engineer
14 111 (3.50%) Consultant
14 111 (3.50%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 106 (3.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 104 (3.28%) Full Stack Developer
17 103 (3.25%) Azure DevOps
18 99 (3.12%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 390 (12.30%) Web Services
2 293 (9.24%) .NET
3 245 (7.73%) Node.js
4 225 (7.10%) REST
5 224 (7.07%) AngularJS
6 211 (6.66%) React
7 206 (6.50%) HTML
8 202 (6.37%) Spring
9 195 (6.15%) CSS
10 160 (5.05%) RESTful
11 157 (4.95%) Kafka
12 128 (4.04%) Spring Boot
13 109 (3.44%) J2EE
14 104 (3.28%) JSON
15 93 (2.93%) HTML5
16 91 (2.87%) XML
17 76 (2.40%) .NET Core
18 75 (2.37%) SOAP
19 71 (2.24%) ASP.NET
20 69 (2.18%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 193 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
2 128 (4.04%) User Experience
3 113 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
4 112 (3.53%) Fixed Income
5 109 (3.44%) Cloud Native
6 107 (3.38%) Derivative
7 98 (3.09%) Public Cloud
8 96 (3.03%) Equities
9 84 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 83 (2.62%) Data Centre
11 62 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
12 57 (1.80%) Hedge funds
13 52 (1.64%) Virtual Team
14 51 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
15 46 (1.45%) Mobile App
16 41 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
17 32 (1.01%) PKI
18 29 (0.91%) Management Information System
19 28 (0.88%) Replication
20 24 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 575 (18.14%) Linux
2 253 (7.98%) Windows
3 146 (4.61%) Unix
4 78 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 62 (1.96%) Android
6 57 (1.80%) Windows Server
7 45 (1.42%) CentOS
8 38 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 35 (1.10%) Ubuntu
10 22 (0.69%) Mac OS X
11 18 (0.57%) CoreOS
12 13 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
13 7 (0.22%) Debian
13 7 (0.22%) Solaris
14 6 (0.19%) VMS
15 5 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.16%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.063%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,543 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (16.72%) Microservices
3 446 (14.07%) Test Automation
4 437 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
5 394 (12.43%) TDD
6 373 (11.77%) Software Engineering
7 372 (11.74%) Scrum
8 342 (10.79%) Infrastructure as Code
9 231 (7.29%) Open Source
10 212 (6.69%) Migration
11 211 (6.66%) Continuous Delivery
12 207 (6.53%) Configuration Management
13 191 (6.03%) Kanban
14 186 (5.87%) Analytics
15 173 (5.46%) BDD
16 166 (5.24%) Deployment Automation
17 160 (5.05%) Asset Management
18 144 (4.54%) Business Intelligence
19 140 (4.42%) Mentoring
20 131 (4.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 855 (26.97%) Java
2 840 (26.50%) Python
3 487 (15.36%) JavaScript
4 481 (15.17%) SQL
5 361 (11.39%) C#
6 271 (8.55%) PowerShell
7 205 (6.47%) Ruby
8 178 (5.62%) Bash Shell
9 117 (3.69%) Go
10 106 (3.34%) TypeScript
11 97 (3.06%) Java 8
12 89 (2.81%) R
13 84 (2.65%) Groovy
14 77 (2.43%) Scala
15 53 (1.67%) T-SQL
16 49 (1.55%) Shell Script
17 44 (1.39%) Perl
18 43 (1.36%) PL/SQL
19 41 (1.29%) C++
20 30 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 525 (16.56%) Security Cleared
2 436 (13.75%) SC Cleared
3 135 (4.26%) Degree
4 54 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 52 (1.64%) DV Cleared
6 43 (1.36%) AWS Certification
7 37 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (0.60%) BC Cleared
9 19 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (0.50%) ISTQB
11 14 (0.44%) CCNA
12 13 (0.41%) MCSA
12 13 (0.41%) SANS
13 10 (0.32%) CCIE
13 10 (0.32%) Master's Degree
14 9 (0.28%) CISSP
14 9 (0.28%) PMI Certification
15 8 (0.25%) CCIE Service Provider
15 8 (0.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (4.01%) QA
2 30 (0.95%) GDPR
3 18 (0.57%) WCAG
4 17 (0.54%) SLA
5 14 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.38%) NCSC
7 7 (0.22%) MiFID
7 7 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.19%) NIST
8 6 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.16%) PMO
9 5 (0.16%) SSAE 16
10 4 (0.13%) COBIT
10 4 (0.13%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.095%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.095%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.063%) IFRS
13 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 925 (29.18%) Docker
2 91 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 34 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (0.79%) vSphere
6 17 (0.54%) HDFS
7 12 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 8 (0.25%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.095%) Firmware
12 3 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.095%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.063%) GlusterFS
13 2 (0.063%) iptables
13 2 (0.063%) XenApp
14 1 (0.032%) zsh
Systems Management
1 963 (30.38%) Kubernetes
2 829 (26.15%) Terraform
3 654 (20.63%) Ansible
4 306 (9.65%) Puppet
5 209 (6.59%) Opscode Chef
6 84 (2.65%) Packer
7 48 (1.51%) Consul
8 45 (1.42%) Prometheus
9 38 (1.20%) Grafana
10 33 (1.04%) Kibana
11 32 (1.01%) Istio
12 25 (0.79%) logstash
13 23 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
14 17 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
15 14 (0.44%) Mesos
16 13 (0.41%) Sysdig
17 12 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
17 12 (0.38%) Rancher
17 12 (0.38%) Salt
18 11 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 356 (11.23%) Microsoft
2 210 (6.62%) Google
3 112 (3.53%) Oracle
4 79 (2.49%) SAP
5 71 (2.24%) Red Hat
6 64 (2.02%) Atlassian
7 58 (1.83%) Splunk
8 53 (1.67%) VMware
9 46 (1.45%) Tableau
10 43 (1.36%) Cisco
10 43 (1.36%) Databricks
11 36 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
12 32 (1.01%) hybris
13 28 (0.88%) ServiceNow
14 27 (0.85%) Adobe
15 24 (0.76%) Hortonworks
16 20 (0.63%) IBM
17 17 (0.54%) Cloudera
18 16 (0.50%) Bloomberg
18 16 (0.50%) F5