The first table below looks at the demand for DevOps skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DevOps over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps
Rank 173 221 -
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -
Contract jobs citing DevOps 67 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 45 10 0
Average daily rate
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£385 £440 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6477 5900 6796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.56% 70.27% 68.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3557 3123 3224
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 261 319
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
DevOps
England

DevOps
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DevOps across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

DevOps Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

DevOps
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DevOps across the South East region.

DevOps Daily Rate Trend in the South East

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DevOps across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

DevOps Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

DevOps
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DevOps across the South East region.

DevOps Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +24 38 £338 -25.00% 7
Berkshire +13 15 £481 +15.82% 9
Surrey - 6 £425 - 6
Oxfordshire +3 4 £500 - 4
West Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 2
Kent - - - - 1
DevOps
England

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing DevOps also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DevOps.

1 68 (56.67%) Linux
2 57 (47.50%) Puppet
3 51 (42.50%) Scrum
4 48 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 47 (39.17%) Web Services
6 31 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (24.17%) Opscode Chef
8 28 (23.33%) Python
8 28 (23.33%) Git (software)
9 27 (22.50%) .NET
9 27 (22.50%) PostgreSQL
10 25 (20.83%) SQL
11 24 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 22 (18.33%) Oracle
12 22 (18.33%) Configuration Management
13 21 (17.50%) VMware
13 21 (17.50%) C#
13 21 (17.50%) Software Engineering
14 20 (16.67%) MySQL
14 20 (16.67%) Vagrant
15 19 (15.83%) Java
15 19 (15.83%) Red Hat
15 19 (15.83%) Middleware
16 18 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (14.17%) REST
17 17 (14.17%) Apache
17 17 (14.17%) PHP
17 17 (14.17%) WebLogic
17 17 (14.17%) Visual Studio
18 16 (13.33%) XML

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing DevOps also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DevOps. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (14.17%) Apache
1 17 (14.17%) WebLogic
2 7 (5.83%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (3.33%) IIS
4 4 (3.33%) Mule
5 3 (2.50%) nginx
5 3 (2.50%) CMS
6 2 (1.67%) uWSGI
6 2 (1.67%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.67%) Confluence
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.67%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.67%) Drupal
7 1 (0.83%) Resin
7 1 (0.83%) Node.js
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.83%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (10.00%) Office 365
4 7 (5.83%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.50%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.67%) IaaS
6 2 (1.67%) PaaS
7 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.83%) Internet
2 4 (3.33%) SSL
2 4 (3.33%) AMQP
3 3 (2.50%) DNS
3 3 (2.50%) HTTP
4 2 (1.67%) Firewall
4 2 (1.67%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.67%) ATM
4 2 (1.67%) LAN
4 2 (1.67%) WAN
4 2 (1.67%) FTP
4 2 (1.67%) IPv4
4 2 (1.67%) SAN
5 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.50%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 20 (16.67%) MySQL
4 9 (7.50%) MongoDB
5 8 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (5.00%) Big Data
7 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.67%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 28 (23.33%) Git (software)
3 17 (14.17%) Visual Studio
4 12 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (8.33%) Subversion
6 9 (7.50%) JIRA
6 9 (7.50%) SpecFlow
7 8 (6.67%) Maven
8 7 (5.83%) RSpec
9 5 (4.17%) Mercurial
10 4 (3.33%) Ant
11 3 (2.50%) Selenium
11 3 (2.50%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.67%) Gradle
12 2 (1.67%) JUnit
12 2 (1.67%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.67%) WinDbg
12 2 (1.67%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.67%) MSBuild
13 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (3.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.67%) Finance
2 2 (1.67%) Military
2 2 (1.67%) Publishing
3 1 (0.83%) Marketing
3 1 (0.83%) Retail
3 1 (0.83%) Electronics
3 1 (0.83%) Legal
3 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (31.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (9.17%) Developer
2 11 (9.17%) Analyst
3 10 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (7.50%) Software Engineer
4 9 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 8 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 7 (5.83%) Administrator
7 6 (5.00%) Consultant
7 6 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 6 (5.00%) QA Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Linux Support
8 5 (4.17%) Linux Support Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) DevOps Consultant
9 4 (3.33%) DevOps Administrator
9 4 (3.33%) Architect
9 4 (3.33%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (39.17%) Web Services
2 27 (22.50%) .NET
3 19 (15.83%) Middleware
4 17 (14.17%) REST
5 16 (13.33%) XML
6 15 (12.50%) WCF
7 14 (11.67%) WPF
7 14 (11.67%) LAMP
8 10 (8.33%) SOAP
8 10 (8.33%) JSON
9 8 (6.67%) CSS
10 7 (5.83%) Django
10 7 (5.83%) jQuery
11 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET
11 4 (3.33%) LINQ
12 3 (2.50%) Sphinx
12 3 (2.50%) HTML
13 2 (1.67%) ODBC
13 2 (1.67%) RESTful
13 2 (1.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.50%) Open Source
2 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.33%) EPoS
4 3 (2.50%) Wiki
5 2 (1.67%) Social Media
5 2 (1.67%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.67%) FMCG
6 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.83%) Clustering
6 1 (0.83%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 68 (56.67%) Linux
2 15 (12.50%) Windows
3 14 (11.67%) Oracle Linux
4 11 (9.17%) CentOS
5 10 (8.33%) UNIX
6 8 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.33%) Android
8 3 (2.50%) AIX
8 3 (2.50%) Solaris
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (42.50%) Scrum
2 31 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (18.33%) Configuration Management
4 21 (17.50%) Software Engineering
5 18 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (13.33%) SOA
7 15 (12.50%) BDD
8 12 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 9 (7.50%) TDD
10 8 (6.67%) Software Testing
11 7 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (5.83%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.83%) ITIL
11 7 (5.83%) Migration
12 6 (5.00%) User Stories
12 6 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (5.00%) Unit Testing
13 5 (4.17%) Test Automation
13 5 (4.17%) PRINCE2
13 5 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.33%) Python
2 25 (20.83%) SQL
3 21 (17.50%) C#
4 19 (15.83%) Java
5 17 (14.17%) PHP
6 13 (10.83%) Shell Script
7 10 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 10 (8.33%) Bash Shell
8 8 (6.67%) C
8 8 (6.67%) PowerShell
9 6 (5.00%) Perl
10 5 (4.17%) Korn
11 4 (3.33%) Ruby
12 2 (1.67%) C++
12 2 (1.67%) VB
13 1 (0.83%) PHP5
13 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.83%) ISEB
3 6 (5.00%) RHCE
4 4 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.50%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.17%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.00%) vCloud
3 6 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.67%) vSphere
4 2 (1.67%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 57 (47.50%) Puppet
2 29 (24.17%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (16.67%) Vagrant
4 11 (9.17%) YUM
5 9 (7.50%) Nagios
6 7 (5.83%) Ansible
7 2 (1.67%) Cacti
8 1 (0.83%) Munin
8 1 (0.83%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (18.33%) Oracle
2 21 (17.50%) VMware
3 19 (15.83%) Red Hat
4 7 (5.83%) EMC
5 5 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.33%) Splunk
6 4 (3.33%) Tripwire
7 3 (2.50%) Google
7 3 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.67%) NetApp
8 2 (1.67%) Cisco
8 2 (1.67%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.67%) Avaya
8 2 (1.67%) F5
8 2 (1.67%) Percona
8 2 (1.67%) Huawei
8 2 (1.67%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.83%) Akamai
9 1 (0.83%) HP
9 1 (0.83%) JBoss
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