Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 10 16
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 +10
Contract jobs citing DevOps 5,249 4,710 3,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.83% 10.19% 8.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.45% 11.55% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,806 3,577 2,631
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.44%
10th Percentile £420 £413 £400
90th Percentile £713 £700 £669
England median daily rate £543 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 3
London median hourly rate £70.00 £48.67 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.84% +21.66% -20.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £21.10 £35.75
90th Percentile £137.50 £69.50 £41.00
England median hourly rate £47.60 £55.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -13.46% +15.79% -13.64%

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 36,336 40,792 36,671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.83% 88.29% 87.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,006 29,581 26,211
London median daily rate £520 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +3.63% +4.32%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £653
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 549 399
London median hourly rate £24.71 £24.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.85% +1.11% +14.67%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £54.95 £53.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +5.26%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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 +5 1,122 £550 - 425
South London 0 244 £558 +6.19% 45
East London +10 182 £550 +0.55% 79
West London +8 173 £500 -4.76% 147
North London +14 19 £575 -8.00% 14
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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 2,595 (49.44%) Agile Software Development
2 2,139 (40.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1,697 (32.33%) Docker
4 1,563 (29.78%) Kubernetes
5 1,525 (29.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 1,437 (27.38%) Java
7 1,425 (27.15%) Python
8 1,397 (26.61%) Jenkins
9 1,337 (25.47%) Terraform
10 1,262 (24.04%) Linux
11 1,248 (23.78%) Ansible
12 1,198 (22.82%) Finance
13 1,006 (19.17%) Microservices
14 966 (18.40%) Git (software)
15 857 (16.33%) JavaScript
16 851 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
17 844 (16.08%) Scrum
18 728 (13.87%) Puppet
19 703 (13.39%) SQL
20 692 (13.18%) Test Automation
21 652 (12.42%) TDD
22 601 (11.45%) JIRA
23 590 (11.24%) Google Cloud Platform
24 562 (10.71%) Web Services
25 537 (10.23%) Node.js
26 529 (10.08%) Opscode Chef
27 498 (9.49%) Security Cleared
28 488 (9.30%) Configuration Management
29 486 (9.26%) Banking
30 484 (9.22%) Open Source

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
1 303 (5.77%) Confluence
2 221 (4.21%) Apache Spark
3 176 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
4 165 (3.14%) Apache
5 147 (2.80%) nginx
6 97 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 79 (1.51%) OpenStack
8 76 (1.45%) IIS
9 74 (1.41%) CMS
10 65 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
11 61 (1.16%) SharePoint
12 55 (1.05%) WebSphere
13 44 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 37 (0.70%) Apache Solr
15 33 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
16 28 (0.53%) WordPress
17 25 (0.48%) JBoss
18 21 (0.40%) Mule
19 17 (0.32%) Jetty
20 12 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 58 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.095%) InVision
8 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.019%) Sketch
8 1 (0.019%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
3 20 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
4 16 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 10 (0.19%) Temenos T24
6 8 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
6 8 (0.15%) Endur
7 7 (0.13%) Magento
7 7 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.095%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 4 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.076%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.076%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.076%) Summit
11 3 (0.057%) Fredhopper
11 3 (0.057%) NetSuite
12 2 (0.038%) Dynamics AX
12 2 (0.038%) SAP GRC
12 2 (0.038%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2,139 (40.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1,525 (29.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 590 (11.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 408 (7.77%) Serverless
5 376 (7.16%) Amazon S3
6 359 (6.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 348 (6.63%) Amazon EC2
8 345 (6.57%) AWS Lambda
9 321 (6.12%) PaaS
10 290 (5.52%) GitHub
11 268 (5.11%) OpenShift
12 222 (4.23%) IaaS
13 199 (3.79%) Amazon ECS
14 180 (3.43%) Amazon SQS
15 164 (3.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 157 (2.99%) SaaS
17 139 (2.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 104 (1.98%) Datadog
19 99 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
20 92 (1.75%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 145 (2.76%) Firewall
2 140 (2.67%) DNS
3 111 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 109 (2.08%) HTTP
4 109 (2.08%) VPN
5 68 (1.30%) SSL
6 65 (1.24%) DHCP
7 63 (1.20%) WAN
8 62 (1.18%) Internet
9 55 (1.05%) FTP
10 45 (0.86%) IPsec
10 45 (0.86%) Network Security
11 29 (0.55%) SAN
12 27 (0.51%) Kerberos
13 24 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (0.34%) LAN
15 15 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (0.29%) MPLS
15 15 (0.29%) VLAN
16 13 (0.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 395 (7.53%) Big Data
2 339 (6.46%) NoSQL
3 315 (6.00%) SQL Server
4 310 (5.91%) Amazon RDS
5 281 (5.35%) MongoDB
6 221 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
7 207 (3.94%) Hadoop
8 186 (3.54%) Relational Database
9 178 (3.39%) MySQL
10 153 (2.91%) Amazon Redshift
11 133 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 123 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
13 100 (1.91%) Azure SQL Database
14 96 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
14 96 (1.83%) RDBMS
14 96 (1.83%) Redis
15 75 (1.43%) Power BI
16 59 (1.12%) Apache Hive
16 59 (1.12%) Data Lake
17 53 (1.01%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1,397 (26.61%) Jenkins
2 966 (18.40%) Git (software)
3 601 (11.45%) JIRA
4 276 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
5 230 (4.38%) Maven
6 225 (4.29%) TeamCity
7 206 (3.92%) Sonatype Nexus
8 202 (3.85%) GitLab
9 190 (3.62%) Bitbucket
10 184 (3.51%) Selenium
11 180 (3.43%) Artifactory
12 132 (2.51%) Travis CI
13 120 (2.29%) Cucumber
14 117 (2.23%) JUnit
15 115 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
16 108 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
17 105 (2.00%) Visual Studio
18 102 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 90 (1.71%) SonarQube
20 89 (1.70%) RStudio
General
1 1,198 (22.82%) Finance
2 486 (9.26%) Banking
3 161 (3.07%) Retail
4 135 (2.57%) Front Office
5 134 (2.55%) Marketing
6 99 (1.89%) Financial Institution
7 67 (1.28%) Games
7 67 (1.28%) Law
8 63 (1.20%) Investment Banking
9 58 (1.10%) Legal
10 47 (0.90%) Retail Banking
11 46 (0.88%) Telecoms
12 41 (0.78%) Publishing
13 35 (0.67%) Advertising
13 35 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 26 (0.50%) Electronics
15 20 (0.38%) Billing
16 16 (0.30%) Back Office
17 13 (0.25%) French Language
17 13 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,816 (34.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,385 (26.39%) Developer
3 516 (9.83%) AWS Engineer
4 501 (9.54%) AWS DevOps
5 451 (8.59%) Architect
6 411 (7.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 363 (6.92%) Java Developer
8 352 (6.71%) Azure DevOps
9 326 (6.21%) Cloud Engineer
10 318 (6.06%) Azure Engineer
11 279 (5.32%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 261 (4.97%) Senior Developer
13 260 (4.95%) Senior DevOps
14 212 (4.04%) AWS Developer
15 205 (3.91%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 203 (3.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 157 (2.99%) Platform Engineer
18 156 (2.97%) Python Developer
19 152 (2.90%) Full Stack Developer
20 147 (2.80%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 562 (10.71%) Web Services
2 537 (10.23%) Node.js
3 452 (8.61%) .NET
4 411 (7.83%) HTML
5 395 (7.53%) Kafka
6 383 (7.30%) AngularJS
7 373 (7.11%) CSS
8 361 (6.88%) REST
9 358 (6.82%) React
10 356 (6.78%) Spring
11 305 (5.81%) RESTful
12 239 (4.55%) JSON
13 222 (4.23%) Spring Boot
14 207 (3.94%) HTML5
15 157 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
16 141 (2.69%) J2EE
17 129 (2.46%) Vue.js
18 123 (2.34%) SOAP
19 120 (2.29%) .NET Framework
20 119 (2.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 280 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
2 194 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 185 (3.52%) Public Cloud
4 137 (2.61%) Cloud Native
5 114 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 107 (2.04%) User Experience
7 103 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
8 98 (1.87%) Data Centre
9 87 (1.66%) Fixed Income
10 78 (1.49%) Virtual Team
11 72 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
12 67 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
13 64 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
14 61 (1.16%) Data Structures
15 57 (1.09%) Algorithms
16 46 (0.88%) PKI
17 44 (0.84%) Derivative
18 41 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
19 38 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
19 38 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,262 (24.04%) Linux
2 370 (7.05%) Windows
3 261 (4.97%) Unix
4 256 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 93 (1.77%) Windows Server
6 79 (1.51%) CentOS
7 63 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 59 (1.12%) Android
9 58 (1.10%) Apple iOS
10 21 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 16 (0.30%) Solaris
12 14 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 14 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.19%) Debian
13 10 (0.19%) VMS
14 8 (0.15%) CoreOS
14 8 (0.15%) Mesosphere
15 7 (0.13%) Windows 10
16 6 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,595 (49.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1,006 (19.17%) Microservices
3 851 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
4 844 (16.08%) Scrum
5 692 (13.18%) Test Automation
6 652 (12.42%) TDD
7 488 (9.30%) Configuration Management
8 484 (9.22%) Open Source
9 457 (8.71%) Software Engineering
10 426 (8.12%) Infrastructure as Code
11 415 (7.91%) Migration
12 404 (7.70%) BDD
13 371 (7.07%) Continuous Delivery
14 369 (7.03%) Kanban
15 282 (5.37%) Fintech
16 279 (5.32%) Deployment Automation
17 274 (5.22%) Problem-Solving
18 257 (4.90%) Continuous Deployment
19 240 (4.57%) Analytics
20 229 (4.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,437 (27.38%) Java
2 1,425 (27.15%) Python
3 857 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 703 (13.39%) SQL
5 462 (8.80%) C#
6 458 (8.73%) Bash Shell
7 438 (8.34%) PowerShell
8 351 (6.69%) Ruby
9 238 (4.53%) Java 8
10 227 (4.32%) Go
11 196 (3.73%) Scala
12 145 (2.76%) Shell Script
13 143 (2.72%) Perl
13 143 (2.72%) TypeScript
14 132 (2.51%) Groovy
15 99 (1.89%) PHP
16 92 (1.75%) C++
17 86 (1.64%) ES6
18 49 (0.93%) R
19 44 (0.84%) C
Qualifications
1 498 (9.49%) Security Cleared
2 408 (7.77%) SC Cleared
3 180 (3.43%) Degree
4 154 (2.93%) AWS Certification
5 90 (1.71%) RHCE
6 49 (0.93%) CISSP
7 32 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 30 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 28 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 28 (0.53%) PMI Certification
10 26 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (0.42%) PMP
12 18 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
13 17 (0.32%) DBS Check
14 14 (0.27%) CISM
14 14 (0.27%) Master's Degree
15 13 (0.25%) ISTQB
15 13 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (0.19%) IISP
16 10 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (4.67%) QA
2 40 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 35 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (0.67%) NIST
4 33 (0.63%) GDPR
5 30 (0.57%) SLA
6 25 (0.48%) PMO
7 21 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 17 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 11 (0.21%) NCSC
10 10 (0.19%) PSD2
11 6 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.076%) ISO 15022
12 4 (0.076%) ISO 20022
12 4 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.038%) COBIT
14 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 17025
14 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.019%) MiFID
14 1 (0.019%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1,697 (32.33%) Docker
2 170 (3.24%) Active Directory
3 128 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
4 80 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 43 (0.82%) HDFS
6 31 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 18 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
8 17 (0.32%) vCloud
9 15 (0.29%) Apache Flume
10 14 (0.27%) Xen
11 12 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.21%) XenApp
13 6 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.095%) KVM
14 5 (0.095%) LXC
14 5 (0.095%) NFS
14 5 (0.095%) Squid
14 5 (0.095%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.076%) OpenAM
15 4 (0.076%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,563 (29.78%) Kubernetes
2 1,337 (25.47%) Terraform
3 1,248 (23.78%) Ansible
4 728 (13.87%) Puppet
5 529 (10.08%) Opscode Chef
6 122 (2.32%) Packer
7 109 (2.08%) Consul
8 100 (1.91%) Grafana
9 91 (1.73%) Prometheus
10 72 (1.37%) Kibana
11 57 (1.09%) logstash
12 56 (1.07%) Nagios
13 54 (1.03%) Salt
14 36 (0.69%) Mesos
15 35 (0.67%) ZABBIX
16 33 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
17 31 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
18 24 (0.46%) Marathon
18 24 (0.46%) Sysdig
19 23 (0.44%) Graphite
Vendors
1 442 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 389 (7.41%) Google
3 259 (4.93%) Red Hat
4 238 (4.53%) Splunk
5 234 (4.46%) Oracle
6 120 (2.29%) Atlassian
7 114 (2.17%) VMware
8 112 (2.13%) MuleSoft
8 112 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
9 104 (1.98%) SAP
10 81 (1.54%) IBM
11 73 (1.39%) ServiceNow
12 70 (1.33%) Informatica
13 67 (1.28%) New Relic
14 62 (1.18%) Cloudera
15 53 (1.01%) Cisco
16 51 (0.97%) AppDynamics
17 49 (0.93%) Adobe
18 48 (0.91%) Tableau
19 46 (0.88%) Qualys