Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 15 20
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 +48
Contract jobs citing DevOps 5,111 3,840 3,395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.07% 8.54% 7.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.65% 9.71% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,854 2,942 2,407
London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £413 £405 £406
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
England median daily rate £525 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
London median hourly rate £56.25 £40.00 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -15.34% -
10th Percentile £20.13 £40.00 £46.13
90th Percentile £72.50 £40.00 £48.38
England median hourly rate £50.00 £46.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +7.53% -15.45% +10.00%

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 40,399 39,562 39,035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.47% 87.95% 87.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,159 28,621 28,122
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 371 400
London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.52% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.24 £11.36
90th Percentile £54.46 £51.25 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.54% +10.51% +3.97%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +8 973 £550 +4.76% 335
South London +3 417 £525 - 36
West London +2 166 £525 - 136
East London +11 130 £550 +10.00% 55
North London -6 2 £600 +20.00% 11
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 2,615 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 2,064 (40.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1,843 (36.06%) Docker
4 1,748 (34.20%) Java
5 1,588 (31.07%) Jenkins
6 1,489 (29.13%) Python
7 1,459 (28.55%) Linux
8 1,439 (28.15%) Ansible
9 1,321 (25.85%) Kubernetes
10 1,277 (24.99%) Terraform
11 1,068 (20.90%) Finance
12 1,010 (19.76%) Git (software)
13 952 (18.63%) Continuous Integration
14 949 (18.57%) Puppet
15 945 (18.49%) Microsoft Azure
16 869 (17.00%) Microservices
17 816 (15.97%) TDD
18 751 (14.69%) Opscode Chef
19 749 (14.65%) Scrum
20 723 (14.15%) JavaScript
21 666 (13.03%) Test Automation
22 622 (12.17%) Configuration Management
23 590 (11.54%) Banking
24 583 (11.41%) Bash Shell
25 540 (10.57%) SQL
26 536 (10.49%) Security Cleared
27 511 (10.00%) Node.js
28 503 (9.84%) Web Services
29 484 (9.47%) Ruby
30 475 (9.29%) Windows

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
1 255 (4.99%) Confluence
2 235 (4.60%) Elasticsearch
3 193 (3.78%) Apache
4 160 (3.13%) Tomcat
5 157 (3.07%) Apache Spark
6 129 (2.52%) nginx
7 120 (2.35%) IIS
8 103 (2.02%) Cloud Foundry
9 72 (1.41%) OpenStack
10 58 (1.13%) CMS
11 48 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 48 (0.94%) JBoss
12 42 (0.82%) WebSphere
13 35 (0.68%) Apache Solr
14 24 (0.47%) WordPress
15 23 (0.45%) WebLogic
16 20 (0.39%) Mule
17 18 (0.35%) SharePoint
18 15 (0.29%) Jetty
19 14 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 41 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (0.14%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.098%) HipChat
7 3 (0.059%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.020%) InVision
9 1 (0.020%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.020%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.020%) Stata
Business Applications
1 19 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
1 19 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.18%) SAP ERP
3 9 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
5 6 (0.12%) thinkFolio
6 5 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.078%) Bloomberg AIM
7 4 (0.078%) Front Arena
7 4 (0.078%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.059%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.039%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.039%) R3 Corda
9 2 (0.039%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.020%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.020%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.020%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2,064 (40.38%) Amazon AWS
2 945 (18.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 332 (6.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 309 (6.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 308 (6.03%) GitHub
6 276 (5.40%) Amazon EC2
7 264 (5.17%) PaaS
8 241 (4.72%) Amazon S3
9 239 (4.68%) Serverless
10 186 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
10 186 (3.64%) IaaS
11 165 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 148 (2.90%) SaaS
13 115 (2.25%) OpenShift
14 96 (1.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 88 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
16 87 (1.70%) Amazon ELB
17 84 (1.64%) npm
18 67 (1.31%) Route 53
19 41 (0.80%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 208 (4.07%) Firewall
2 143 (2.80%) DNS
3 121 (2.37%) HTTP
4 117 (2.29%) SSL
5 94 (1.84%) TCP/IP
6 70 (1.37%) VPN
7 54 (1.06%) Kerberos
8 46 (0.90%) Internet
9 35 (0.68%) Network Security
10 34 (0.67%) DHCP
11 32 (0.63%) SSH
11 32 (0.63%) WAN
12 29 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
13 28 (0.55%) LAN
14 26 (0.51%) Software-Defined Networking
15 16 (0.31%) FTP
15 16 (0.31%) IPsec
15 16 (0.31%) OpenVPN
16 15 (0.29%) OpenLDAP
16 15 (0.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (6.63%) NoSQL
2 325 (6.36%) MongoDB
3 315 (6.16%) Hadoop
4 297 (5.81%) Big Data
5 289 (5.65%) MySQL
6 248 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
7 246 (4.81%) SQL Server
8 163 (3.19%) Relational Database
9 139 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 137 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
11 97 (1.90%) RDBMS
12 96 (1.88%) Redis
13 90 (1.76%) HBase
14 81 (1.58%) Apache Hive
15 63 (1.23%) Blockchain
15 63 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
16 55 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 49 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
18 40 (0.78%) Power BI
19 37 (0.72%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,588 (31.07%) Jenkins
2 1,010 (19.76%) Git (software)
3 474 (9.27%) JIRA
4 464 (9.08%) Maven
5 254 (4.97%) Selenium
6 249 (4.87%) TeamCity
7 190 (3.72%) Artifactory
8 186 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
9 182 (3.56%) Cucumber
10 178 (3.48%) Gradle
11 155 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 143 (2.80%) Bitbucket
13 140 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
14 133 (2.60%) JUnit
15 131 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
16 127 (2.48%) GitLab
17 122 (2.39%) SonarQube
17 122 (2.39%) Vagrant
18 110 (2.15%) Subversion
19 98 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,068 (20.90%) Finance
2 590 (11.54%) Banking
3 164 (3.21%) Retail
4 132 (2.58%) Front Office
5 81 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 72 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 68 (1.33%) Marketing
8 67 (1.31%) Financial Institution
9 58 (1.13%) Games
10 53 (1.04%) Law
11 51 (1.00%) Legal
11 51 (1.00%) Publishing
12 34 (0.67%) Advertising
13 27 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 21 (0.41%) Back Office
15 18 (0.35%) Electronics
16 14 (0.27%) Billing
16 14 (0.27%) Retail Banking
17 13 (0.25%) German Language
17 13 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,999 (39.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,303 (25.49%) Developer
3 655 (12.82%) AWS Engineer
4 639 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
5 565 (11.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 519 (10.15%) Java Developer
7 373 (7.30%) Architect
8 262 (5.13%) Senior DevOps
9 246 (4.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 200 (3.91%) Azure DevOps
10 200 (3.91%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 184 (3.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 174 (3.40%) Consultant
13 172 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
14 169 (3.31%) Cloud Engineer
15 156 (3.05%) Java Engineer
15 156 (3.05%) Lead DevOps
15 156 (3.05%) Senior Developer
16 153 (2.99%) Python Engineer
17 149 (2.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 511 (10.00%) Node.js
2 503 (9.84%) Web Services
3 404 (7.90%) REST
4 400 (7.83%) React
5 399 (7.81%) .NET
6 388 (7.59%) AngularJS
7 380 (7.43%) Spring
8 362 (7.08%) Kafka
9 336 (6.57%) HTML
10 315 (6.16%) CSS
11 250 (4.89%) RESTful
12 232 (4.54%) Spring Boot
13 223 (4.36%) HTML5
14 214 (4.19%) Elastic Stack
15 213 (4.17%) JSON
16 154 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
17 131 (2.56%) CSS3
18 123 (2.41%) Redux
19 111 (2.17%) XML
20 101 (1.98%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 339 (6.63%) Greenfield Project
2 174 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
3 172 (3.37%) Fintech
4 151 (2.95%) Computer Science
5 148 (2.90%) User Experience
6 144 (2.82%) Public Cloud
7 124 (2.43%) Mobile App
8 116 (2.27%) Cloud Native
9 107 (2.09%) Data Centre
10 81 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
11 76 (1.49%) Fixed Income
12 63 (1.23%) Algorithms
13 62 (1.21%) Private Cloud
14 61 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 59 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
16 58 (1.13%) iPad
17 51 (1.00%) Data Structures
18 49 (0.96%) PKI
19 48 (0.94%) Management Information System
20 44 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,459 (28.55%) Linux
2 475 (9.29%) Windows
3 386 (7.55%) Unix
4 238 (4.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 201 (3.93%) CentOS
6 139 (2.72%) Windows Server
7 127 (2.48%) Ubuntu
8 92 (1.80%) Android
9 90 (1.76%) Apple iOS
10 45 (0.88%) CoreOS
11 33 (0.65%) Debian
12 27 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (0.45%) Solaris
14 20 (0.39%) VMS
15 16 (0.31%) DC/OS
16 15 (0.29%) Fedora
16 15 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (0.27%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.18%) Mesosphere
19 4 (0.078%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,615 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 952 (18.63%) Continuous Integration
3 869 (17.00%) Microservices
4 816 (15.97%) TDD
5 749 (14.65%) Scrum
6 666 (13.03%) Test Automation
7 622 (12.17%) Configuration Management
8 472 (9.23%) BDD
9 452 (8.84%) Open Source
10 432 (8.45%) Continuous Delivery
11 391 (7.65%) Software Engineering
12 345 (6.75%) Migration
13 314 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
14 313 (6.12%) Kanban
15 272 (5.32%) E-Commerce
16 251 (4.91%) Analytics
17 242 (4.73%) Deployment Automation
18 238 (4.66%) Continuous Deployment
19 216 (4.23%) Mentoring
20 199 (3.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,748 (34.20%) Java
2 1,489 (29.13%) Python
3 723 (14.15%) JavaScript
4 583 (11.41%) Bash Shell
5 540 (10.57%) SQL
6 484 (9.47%) Ruby
7 384 (7.51%) C#
8 340 (6.65%) PowerShell
9 311 (6.08%) Java 8
10 275 (5.38%) Groovy
11 274 (5.36%) Go
12 220 (4.30%) Scala
13 197 (3.85%) Perl
14 153 (2.99%) Shell Script
15 146 (2.86%) C++
16 130 (2.54%) TypeScript
17 107 (2.09%) PHP
18 69 (1.35%) ES6
19 64 (1.25%) C
20 47 (0.92%) R
Qualifications
1 536 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 435 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 206 (4.03%) Degree
4 127 (2.48%) AWS Certification
5 100 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 38 (0.74%) CISSP
7 26 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (0.51%) ISTQB
8 25 (0.49%) CISM
9 18 (0.35%) CCNA
9 18 (0.35%) ISEB
10 17 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 16 (0.31%) DV Cleared
12 13 (0.25%) CCIE
13 12 (0.23%) CCNP
14 11 (0.22%) CISA
14 11 (0.22%) Master's Degree
15 10 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
16 9 (0.18%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (5.65%) QA
2 37 (0.72%) GDPR
3 29 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 27 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (0.47%) PSD2
6 20 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.29%) PMO
8 15 (0.29%) SLA
9 12 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
10 9 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
10 9 (0.18%) FedRAMP
10 9 (0.18%) HIPAA
11 8 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 7 (0.14%) COBIT
13 5 (0.098%) WAI
14 4 (0.078%) HL7
14 4 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.078%) WCAG
15 2 (0.039%) EMIR
System Software
1 1,843 (36.06%) Docker
2 149 (2.92%) Active Directory
3 110 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
5 48 (0.94%) HDFS
6 38 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 31 (0.61%) VirtualBox
8 30 (0.59%) etcd
8 30 (0.59%) flannel
9 29 (0.57%) Hyper-V
10 25 (0.49%) vCloud
11 23 (0.45%) NFS
12 16 (0.31%) Apache Flume
12 16 (0.31%) Squid
13 15 (0.29%) KVM
13 15 (0.29%) OpenAM
14 14 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
14 14 (0.27%) Xen
15 12 (0.23%) Postfix
15 12 (0.23%) SkyDNS
Systems Management
1 1,439 (28.15%) Ansible
2 1,321 (25.85%) Kubernetes
3 1,277 (24.99%) Terraform
4 949 (18.57%) Puppet
5 751 (14.69%) Opscode Chef
6 176 (3.44%) Packer
7 149 (2.92%) Nagios
8 139 (2.72%) Kibana
9 127 (2.48%) logstash
10 121 (2.37%) Prometheus
11 115 (2.25%) Grafana
12 110 (2.15%) Mesos
13 106 (2.07%) Salt
14 85 (1.66%) ZABBIX
15 79 (1.55%) Docker Swarm
16 73 (1.43%) Consul
17 65 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
18 56 (1.10%) Rancher
19 53 (1.04%) Hadoop YARN
20 42 (0.82%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 340 (6.65%) Microsoft
2 303 (5.93%) Google
3 259 (5.07%) Splunk
4 235 (4.60%) Oracle
5 233 (4.56%) Red Hat
6 157 (3.07%) VMware
7 111 (2.17%) New Relic
8 91 (1.78%) Atlassian
9 90 (1.76%) AppDynamics
10 80 (1.57%) IBM
11 76 (1.49%) SAP
12 65 (1.27%) MuleSoft
13 56 (1.10%) SaltStack
14 55 (1.08%) Tableau
15 54 (1.06%) hybris
16 53 (1.04%) Adobe
17 43 (0.84%) Cisco
18 42 (0.82%) Hortonworks
19 39 (0.76%) Cloudera
20 38 (0.74%) ForgeRock