Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 33 51
Rank change year-on-year +9 +18 +82
Contract jobs citing DevOps 262 198 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.07% 4.78% 3.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.11% 5.66% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 116 101
Berkshire median daily rate £525 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £393 £304 £370
90th Percentile £611 £569 £538
South East median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £41.50 -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £57.16
% change year-on-year -29.29% -13.39% +42.89%

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 3,687 3,498 3,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.49% 84.53% 82.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,753 1,832 1,853
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £240 £263 £250
90th Percentile £581 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 107 127
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.95 £14.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.38% -21.62% -27.55%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £25.06 £23.14 £24.50
% change year-on-year +8.30% -5.55% -4.05%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Berkshire

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in Berkshire

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 December 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
Reading +28 113 £525 +23.53% 31
Bracknell -12 45 £550 +45.89% 7
Newbury +10 36 £425 +13.33% 10
Maidenhead -2 17 £485 -7.62% 10
Slough -8 7 £544 +35.94% 4
Wokingham - 1 £725 - 1
DevOps
South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 115 (43.89%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (42.37%) Amazon AWS
3 102 (38.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 95 (36.26%) Jenkins
5 83 (31.68%) Continuous Integration
6 80 (30.53%) Git (software)
7 78 (29.77%) Docker
8 68 (25.95%) Scrum
9 58 (22.14%) Linux
10 55 (20.99%) Kubernetes
11 54 (20.61%) REST
12 53 (20.23%) Visual Studio Team System
12 53 (20.23%) PaaS
13 51 (19.47%) Web Services
13 51 (19.47%) Java
14 50 (19.08%) JIRA
15 48 (18.32%) Microservices
16 45 (17.18%) Terraform
17 44 (16.79%) Ansible
17 44 (16.79%) IaaS
17 44 (16.79%) Microsoft
18 43 (16.41%) JavaScript
19 42 (16.03%) Python
19 42 (16.03%) PowerShell
20 41 (15.65%) Kanban
20 41 (15.65%) Puppet
21 40 (15.27%) SQL
21 40 (15.27%) TDD
22 39 (14.89%) Confluence
23 36 (13.74%) 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 39 (14.89%) Confluence
2 18 (6.87%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (4.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 11 (4.20%) Apache Solr
4 8 (3.05%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.91%) CMS
6 4 (1.53%) Liferay
6 4 (1.53%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.15%) Apache
7 3 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.76%) nginx
9 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.38%) JBoss
9 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 111 (42.37%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (38.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (20.23%) PaaS
4 44 (16.79%) IaaS
5 34 (12.98%) Serverless
6 25 (9.54%) AWS Lambda
7 23 (8.78%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (7.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (6.49%) Amazon S3
10 13 (4.96%) SaaS
11 12 (4.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (4.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 11 (4.20%) Amazon SQS
12 11 (4.20%) CloudFront
13 10 (3.82%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (3.44%) Amazon Kinesis
14 9 (3.44%) GitHub
15 7 (2.67%) Azure Functions
16 6 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
16 6 (2.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.58%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.44%) VPN
3 6 (2.29%) Firewall
4 5 (1.91%) SMPP
5 4 (1.53%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.53%) MPLS
5 4 (1.53%) Network Security
5 4 (1.53%) Wireless
6 3 (1.15%) SSL
7 2 (0.76%) Broadband
7 2 (0.76%) Internet
7 2 (0.76%) IPsec
7 2 (0.76%) OpenVPN
7 2 (0.76%) WAN
7 2 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.38%) BGP
8 1 (0.38%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.38%) LAN
8 1 (0.38%) OSPF
8 1 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.40%) Data Lake
2 20 (7.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 20 (7.63%) HDInsight
2 20 (7.63%) Power BI
3 18 (6.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (5.73%) SQL Server
5 14 (5.34%) Big Data
6 12 (4.58%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (3.82%) MongoDB
8 9 (3.44%) MySQL
8 9 (3.44%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.67%) Cosmos DB
9 7 (2.67%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.67%) Redis
10 6 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.91%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.91%) NoSQL
12 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.76%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 95 (36.26%) Jenkins
2 80 (30.53%) Git (software)
3 53 (20.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 50 (19.08%) JIRA
5 33 (12.60%) Mercurial
6 25 (9.54%) Visual Studio
7 22 (8.40%) Maven
8 17 (6.49%) JUnit
9 16 (6.11%) Eclipse
9 16 (6.11%) Gradle
10 15 (5.73%) IntelliJ
11 13 (4.96%) SonarQube
12 11 (4.20%) Checkstyle
13 7 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (2.67%) Bitbucket
13 7 (2.67%) GitLab
13 7 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (1.91%) CircleCI
14 5 (1.91%) Cucumber
14 5 (1.91%) Subversion
General
1 19 (7.25%) Telecoms
2 15 (5.73%) Retail
3 10 (3.82%) Finance
4 4 (1.53%) Billing
5 3 (1.15%) Banking
6 2 (0.76%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Automotive
7 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 99 (37.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 60 (22.90%) Developer
3 36 (13.74%) Azure DevOps
4 35 (13.36%) Azure Engineer
5 29 (11.07%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 25 (9.54%) Architect
7 18 (6.87%) AWS Engineer
8 17 (6.49%) Consultant
8 17 (6.49%) Java Developer
9 15 (5.73%) AWS DevOps
9 15 (5.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 14 (5.34%) Azure Developer
10 14 (5.34%) Cloud Engineer
10 14 (5.34%) React Developer
11 11 (4.20%) Senior Developer
12 9 (3.44%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (3.44%) Software Engineer
13 8 (3.05%) DevOps Specialist
14 7 (2.67%) DevOps Consultant
14 7 (2.67%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.61%) REST
2 51 (19.47%) Web Services
3 34 (12.98%) AngularJS
4 27 (10.31%) React
5 25 (9.54%) Spring
6 24 (9.16%) HTML
7 23 (8.78%) .NET
8 22 (8.40%) CSS
8 22 (8.40%) Node.js
9 21 (8.02%) CSS3
10 19 (7.25%) Sass
11 18 (6.87%) Kafka
12 17 (6.49%) HTML5
12 17 (6.49%) LESS
13 15 (5.73%) JSF
13 15 (5.73%) Spring MVC
13 15 (5.73%) Struts
14 13 (4.96%) .NET Core
15 12 (4.58%) JSON
16 9 (3.44%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.96%) User Experience
2 11 (4.20%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (3.05%) iPad
4 6 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.29%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (1.91%) PKI
6 4 (1.53%) Cloud Native
6 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.76%) CMDB
7 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.76%) Fintech
7 2 (0.76%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.76%) PMI
7 2 (0.76%) Replication
7 2 (0.76%) RIA
7 2 (0.76%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.38%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 58 (22.14%) Linux
2 33 (12.60%) Windows
3 18 (6.87%) CentOS
4 14 (5.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.67%) Unix
6 4 (1.53%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.76%) Fedora
8 1 (0.38%) AIX
8 1 (0.38%) HPUX
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Solaris
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (43.89%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (31.68%) Continuous Integration
3 68 (25.95%) Scrum
4 48 (18.32%) Microservices
5 41 (15.65%) Kanban
6 40 (15.27%) TDD
7 36 (13.74%) Analytics
7 36 (13.74%) BDD
7 36 (13.74%) Test Automation
8 35 (13.36%) User Stories
9 32 (12.21%) Pair Programming
10 28 (10.69%) Unit Testing
11 25 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (9.54%) Software Engineering
12 23 (8.78%) Configuration Management
12 23 (8.78%) SOA
13 21 (8.02%) Continuous Delivery
13 21 (8.02%) Release Management
14 19 (7.25%) Functional Testing
14 19 (7.25%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 51 (19.47%) Java
2 43 (16.41%) JavaScript
3 42 (16.03%) PowerShell
3 42 (16.03%) Python
4 40 (15.27%) SQL
5 26 (9.92%) Bash Shell
6 21 (8.02%) C#
6 21 (8.02%) Java 8
7 8 (3.05%) Groovy
7 8 (3.05%) PHP
8 7 (2.67%) Ruby
9 5 (1.91%) Go
9 5 (1.91%) Perl
10 4 (1.53%) C++
10 4 (1.53%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.15%) Apex Code
11 3 (1.15%) F#
11 3 (1.15%) Scala
12 2 (0.76%) R
12 2 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (7.63%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.87%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.05%) Degree
4 5 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.15%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.76%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.76%) PMP
8 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.40%) QA
2 3 (1.15%) COBIT
2 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.76%) PMO
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (29.77%) Docker
2 23 (8.78%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (3.44%) oVirt
3 9 (3.44%) RHEV
4 7 (2.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.76%) Btrfs
5 2 (0.76%) KVM
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.76%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.38%) HDFS
6 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 55 (20.99%) Kubernetes
2 45 (17.18%) Terraform
3 44 (16.79%) Ansible
4 41 (15.65%) Puppet
5 17 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.91%) Grafana
6 5 (1.91%) Prometheus
6 5 (1.91%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.53%) Salt
8 3 (1.15%) Graphite
8 3 (1.15%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.15%) Packer
9 2 (0.76%) Consul
9 2 (0.76%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.76%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.76%) Rancher
9 2 (0.76%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.38%) Ambari
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.38%) Oozie
Vendors
1 44 (16.79%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.78%) Red Hat
3 12 (4.58%) Oracle
4 11 (4.20%) Adobe
5 9 (3.44%) Google
6 8 (3.05%) Splunk
7 6 (2.29%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.91%) Cisco
8 5 (1.91%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.15%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.15%) HP
10 3 (1.15%) Mirantis
10 3 (1.15%) VMware
11 2 (0.76%) Juniper
11 2 (0.76%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.76%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.38%) BMC
12 1 (0.38%) Cognos
12 1 (0.38%) IBM