Period
to 20 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 20 January 2021 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 12 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 +6
Contract jobs citing DevOps 107 318 277
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.62% 9.58% 6.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.83% 11.19% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 225 188
Median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +23.53%
10th Percentile £413 £343 £400
90th Percentile £688 £635 £666
South East median daily rate £475 £513 £513
% change year-on-year -7.32% - +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £58.52 £72.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.29% - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.58
% change year-on-year -5.56% +13.71% -20.05%

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 Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,089 2,841 3,537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 87.68% 85.60% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 1,491 1,710
Median daily rate £475 £450 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.15% +2.65%
10th Percentile £260 £220 £250
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 107 86
Median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +20.00% +37.93%
10th Percentile £14.69 £13.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.92 £82.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £29.00 £23.03 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.91% -11.41% +23.81%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Berkshire

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for DevOps in Berkshire

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in Berkshire

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for DevOps in Berkshire

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 2021. 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
Reading +1 72 £530 +9.28% 37
Slough +5 7 £463 -3.90% 2
Newbury +13 6 £450 -21.74% 4
Maidenhead +3 3 - - 3
Bracknell -7 2 £463 -16.85% 5
DevOps
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 62 (57.94%) Azure
2 53 (49.53%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (21.50%) Kubernetes
4 22 (20.56%) Telecoms
5 21 (19.63%) Migration
6 20 (18.69%) AWS
7 16 (14.95%) Python
8 15 (14.02%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (14.02%) PowerShell
9 14 (13.08%) C#
10 13 (12.15%) Java
10 13 (12.15%) Scrum
10 13 (12.15%) JIRA
10 13 (12.15%) Jenkins
11 12 (11.21%) Ansible
11 12 (11.21%) Docker
11 12 (11.21%) MuleSoft
11 12 (11.21%) Microsoft
12 11 (10.28%) SQL
12 11 (10.28%) SAP
12 11 (10.28%) CRM
12 11 (10.28%) Bash Shell
13 10 (9.35%) Linux
13 10 (9.35%) Data Lake
14 9 (8.41%) Terraform
14 9 (8.41%) Data Structures
14 9 (8.41%) Opscode Chef
14 9 (8.41%) Project Delivery
14 9 (8.41%) Windows
14 9 (8.41%) Test Automation

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 7 (6.54%) ArcGIS
2 6 (5.61%) Confluence
2 6 (5.61%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.93%) CMS
4 1 (0.93%) DNN
4 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (5.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (4.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.93%) InVision
3 1 (0.93%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.80%) SAP CRM
2 3 (2.80%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (2.80%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 62 (57.94%) Azure
2 20 (18.69%) AWS
3 6 (5.61%) GCP
4 5 (4.67%) Azure Data Factory
4 5 (4.67%) Power Platform
5 4 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.74%) PaaS
6 3 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.80%) GitHub
6 3 (2.80%) IaaS
6 3 (2.80%) SaaS
6 3 (2.80%) Serverless
7 2 (1.87%) Apigee
7 2 (1.87%) Slack
8 1 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.93%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.93%) Firebase
8 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) DNS
2 2 (1.87%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) Softphone
3 1 (0.93%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.35%) Data Lake
2 5 (4.67%) Cosmos DB
2 5 (4.67%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.67%) Power BI
2 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.74%) GIS
4 3 (2.80%) Big Data
4 3 (2.80%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.80%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.87%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.93%) DB2
6 1 (0.93%) MySQL
6 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.93%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (12.15%) Jenkins
1 13 (12.15%) JIRA
2 8 (7.48%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.54%) Visual Studio
4 6 (5.61%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.61%) Selenium
5 5 (4.67%) Postman
5 5 (4.67%) SoapUI
6 4 (3.74%) JMeter
6 4 (3.74%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.80%) ERwin
8 2 (1.87%) CMake
8 2 (1.87%) GitLab
8 2 (1.87%) Gradle
8 2 (1.87%) JUnit
8 2 (1.87%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.87%) REST Assured
8 2 (1.87%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.87%) Subversion
9 1 (0.93%) SonarQube
General
1 22 (20.56%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.74%) Publishing
3 2 (1.87%) Billing
3 2 (1.87%) Finance
3 2 (1.87%) Games
3 2 (1.87%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Back Office
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) French Language
4 1 (0.93%) German Language
4 1 (0.93%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (27.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (18.69%) Developer
3 19 (17.76%) Azure DevOps
4 15 (14.02%) Azure Engineer
5 13 (12.15%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) Analyst
6 9 (8.41%) Architect
7 8 (7.48%) Lead DevOps
8 6 (5.61%) CRM Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Consultant
9 5 (4.67%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Developer
9 5 (4.67%) PMO Lead
9 5 (4.67%) Technical Delivery Manager
9 5 (4.67%) Technical Manager
9 5 (4.67%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) Azure Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Platform Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) SOAP
2 4 (3.74%) RESTful
2 4 (3.74%) Swagger
3 3 (2.80%) .NET
4 2 (1.87%) .NET Core
4 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.87%) Middleware
4 2 (1.87%) REST
4 2 (1.87%) Velocity
4 2 (1.87%) Web Services
4 2 (1.87%) YAML
5 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.93%) Puppeteer
5 1 (0.93%) React
5 1 (0.93%) Spring
5 1 (0.93%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (0.93%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) Data Structures
2 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.61%) Private Cloud
2 6 (5.61%) User Experience
3 4 (3.74%) Algorithms
3 4 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.80%) SCADA
5 2 (1.87%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (1.87%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.87%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.87%) Smart City
5 2 (1.87%) TM Forum
6 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Industry 4.0
6 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.93%) Robotics
6 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.35%) Linux
2 9 (8.41%) Windows
3 5 (4.67%) Unix
4 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.87%) Android
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.93%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (49.53%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.63%) Migration
3 13 (12.15%) Scrum
4 11 (10.28%) CRM
5 9 (8.41%) Project Delivery
5 9 (8.41%) Test Automation
6 8 (7.48%) Data Management
6 8 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (7.48%) ITIL
7 7 (6.54%) Analytics
7 7 (6.54%) Data Modelling
7 7 (6.54%) ITSM
7 7 (6.54%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 7 (6.54%) Software Engineering
7 7 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (5.61%) API Testing
8 6 (5.61%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (5.61%) Microservices
8 6 (5.61%) SDLC
8 6 (5.61%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.95%) Python
2 15 (14.02%) PowerShell
3 14 (13.08%) C#
4 13 (12.15%) Java
5 11 (10.28%) Bash Shell
5 11 (10.28%) SQL
6 4 (3.74%) Perl
7 3 (2.80%) C++
7 3 (2.80%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.93%) AWK
8 1 (0.93%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.93%) C
8 1 (0.93%) C-shell
8 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.93%) sed
8 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (6.54%) SC Cleared
1 7 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.67%) Degree
3 2 (1.87%) CBAP
3 2 (1.87%) ISEB
3 2 (1.87%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.87%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.87%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.93%) CAPM
4 1 (0.93%) CISA
4 1 (0.93%) CISM
4 1 (0.93%) CISSP
4 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.48%) SLA
2 5 (4.67%) PMO
3 3 (2.80%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.80%) QA
4 1 (0.93%) GDPR
4 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.93%) NIST
4 1 (0.93%) NIST 800
System Software
1 12 (11.21%) Docker
2 8 (7.48%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.93%) iptables
5 1 (0.93%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (21.50%) Kubernetes
2 12 (11.21%) Ansible
3 9 (8.41%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (8.41%) Puppet
3 9 (8.41%) Terraform
4 3 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.80%) SCCM
5 2 (1.87%) Giant Swarm
5 2 (1.87%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.93%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.93%) MIIS
6 1 (0.93%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 15 (14.02%) Salesforce.com
2 12 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.21%) MuleSoft
3 11 (10.28%) SAP
4 6 (5.61%) ESRI
5 5 (4.67%) VMware
6 4 (3.74%) HP
6 4 (3.74%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.80%) BiZZdesign
7 3 (2.80%) BMC
7 3 (2.80%) hybris
7 3 (2.80%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.80%) Remedy
8 2 (1.87%) Amdocs
8 2 (1.87%) Cisco
8 2 (1.87%) Citrix
8 2 (1.87%) Dell
8 2 (1.87%) EMC
9 1 (0.93%) Adobe
9 1 (0.93%) MathWorks