Period
to 18 September 2019

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 September 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 29 37
Rank change year-on-year +17 +8 +22
Contract jobs citing DevOps 406 238 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 9.71% 6.13% 4.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.07% 7.14% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 128 95
Berkshire median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -6.49%
10th Percentile £409 £328 £302
90th Percentile £653 £588 £613
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £68.75 - £41.50
10th Percentile £44.93 - £35.90
90th Percentile £73.75 - £50.30
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £52.50 £57.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +3.64%

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 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 3,666 3,332 3,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 87.68% 85.81% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,805 1,687 1,700
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £277 £250 £261
90th Percentile £604 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.95% +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 77 120
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.75 £21.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.28% +38.71% -11.43%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £49.75 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% +21.95% -10.87%

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 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Berkshire

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps in Berkshire

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor hourly 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 September 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
Reading +15 172 £513 +7.89% 42
Newbury +1 37 £554 +38.44% 5
Bracknell -5 36 £525 -4.55% 4
Slough +25 33 £513 +13.89% 5
Maidenhead -5 15 £450 -7.69% 15
Wokingham +7 4 £425 -26.09% 11
Windsor - 4 £450 -
Thatcham - 1 £550 -
DevOps
South East

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

1 250 (61.58%) Azure
2 210 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (28.33%) Kubernetes
4 110 (27.09%) Docker
5 102 (25.12%) Ansible
6 99 (24.38%) Microsoft
7 98 (24.14%) AWS
8 93 (22.91%) Continuous Integration
8 93 (22.91%) SQL
9 82 (20.20%) Linux
10 75 (18.47%) Visual Studio Team System
11 72 (17.73%) Jenkins
12 70 (17.24%) PowerShell
12 70 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 66 (16.26%) Analytics
13 66 (16.26%) Terraform
14 65 (16.01%) PaaS
15 64 (15.76%) Data Lake
16 63 (15.52%) GCP
17 62 (15.27%) Business Intelligence
17 62 (15.27%) .NET
18 60 (14.78%) Python
19 59 (14.53%) Security Cleared
19 59 (14.53%) Power Platform
20 58 (14.29%) SC Cleared
20 58 (14.29%) Scrum
21 57 (14.04%) Java
21 57 (14.04%) Power BI
22 55 (13.55%) Infrastructure as Code
23 53 (13.05%) Windows

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 25 (6.16%) OpenStack
2 16 (3.94%) Confluence
3 10 (2.46%) CMS
3 10 (2.46%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.48%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.23%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.99%) Apache
6 4 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.49%) Drupal
8 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.25%) IIS
9 1 (0.25%) JBoss
9 1 (0.25%) Mule
9 1 (0.25%) SAS
9 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.22%) Sonata
2 7 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 250 (61.58%) Azure
2 98 (24.14%) AWS
3 65 (16.01%) PaaS
4 63 (15.52%) GCP
5 59 (14.53%) Power Platform
6 43 (10.59%) IaaS
7 41 (10.10%) SaaS
8 34 (8.37%) OpenShift
9 23 (5.67%) Serverless
10 20 (4.93%) iPaaS
11 17 (4.19%) GitHub
12 15 (3.69%) Data Lake Analytics
13 13 (3.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (3.20%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (1.72%) Apigee
15 6 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
15 6 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.23%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.99%) DNS
3 3 (0.74%) HTTP
3 3 (0.74%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.74%) WAN
4 2 (0.49%) Firewall
4 2 (0.49%) Internet
4 2 (0.49%) Network Security
4 2 (0.49%) VPN
5 1 (0.25%) 5G
5 1 (0.25%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (0.25%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.25%) SMPP
5 1 (0.25%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 64 (15.76%) Data Lake
3 57 (14.04%) Power BI
4 31 (7.64%) SQL Server
5 27 (6.65%) Cosmos DB
6 24 (5.91%) Big Data
6 24 (5.91%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (5.67%) HDInsight
8 20 (4.93%) Azure SQL Database
9 17 (4.19%) Data Mart
10 14 (3.45%) SSDT
11 13 (3.20%) Relational Database
12 10 (2.46%) Oracle Database
13 9 (2.22%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.72%) NoSQL
15 6 (1.48%) GIS
15 6 (1.48%) MongoDB
16 4 (0.99%) BigQuery
17 2 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 2 (0.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 75 (18.47%) Visual Studio Team System
2 72 (17.73%) Jenkins
3 49 (12.07%) Visual Studio
4 41 (10.10%) Git (software)
5 37 (9.11%) JIRA
6 14 (3.45%) Selenium
7 13 (3.20%) GitLab
7 13 (3.20%) SonarQube
8 11 (2.71%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.71%) JUnit
9 10 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (2.22%) Visual Studio Code
11 7 (1.72%) JMeter
11 7 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (1.48%) MSTest
12 6 (1.48%) SpecFlow
12 6 (1.48%) tSQLt
13 5 (1.23%) Bitbucket
General
1 46 (11.33%) Telecoms
2 26 (6.40%) Finance
3 15 (3.69%) Retail
4 9 (2.22%) Banking
5 3 (0.74%) Legal
5 3 (0.74%) Public Sector
6 2 (0.49%) Billing
6 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.25%) Automotive
7 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 126 (31.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 62 (15.27%) Developer
3 53 (13.05%) Architect
4 45 (11.08%) Azure DevOps
5 42 (10.34%) Azure Engineer
6 37 (9.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 32 (7.88%) Cloud Engineer
8 27 (6.65%) Consultant
9 21 (5.17%) Platform Engineer
10 19 (4.68%) Analyst
10 19 (4.68%) Full Stack Developer
11 18 (4.43%) AWS DevOps
12 17 (4.19%) AWS Engineer
12 17 (4.19%) DevSecOps Engineer
13 16 (3.94%) Integration Architect
14 15 (3.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 15 (3.69%) Azure Architect
15 14 (3.45%) Lead DevOps
16 13 (3.20%) Senior DevOps
17 12 (2.96%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (15.27%) .NET
2 34 (8.37%) Node.js
3 27 (6.65%) RESTful
4 26 (6.40%) REST
5 22 (5.42%) .NET Core
5 22 (5.42%) Web Services
6 20 (4.93%) SOAP
7 17 (4.19%) .NET Framework
8 16 (3.94%) AngularJS
8 16 (3.94%) JSON
9 15 (3.69%) ASP.NET
10 14 (3.45%) HTML
11 13 (3.20%) Oracle Fusion
12 12 (2.96%) CSS
12 12 (2.96%) Middleware
13 10 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (2.46%) React
13 10 (2.46%) Spring
14 9 (2.22%) Express
14 9 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.39%) Private Cloud
2 26 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.19%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.19%) Public Cloud
4 14 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 13 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (2.96%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.48%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.23%) Life Science
8 5 (1.23%) User Experience
9 4 (0.99%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.74%) iPad
10 3 (0.74%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.25%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.25%) Cyber Defence
12 1 (0.25%) Digital Wallet
12 1 (0.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.25%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 82 (20.20%) Linux
2 53 (13.05%) Windows
3 20 (4.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (2.96%) Unix
5 7 (1.72%) Android
5 7 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.48%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.23%) CentOS
8 4 (0.99%) VMS
9 3 (0.74%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (22.91%) Continuous Integration
3 66 (16.26%) Analytics
4 62 (15.27%) Business Intelligence
5 58 (14.29%) Scrum
6 55 (13.55%) Infrastructure as Code
7 41 (10.10%) Continuous Delivery
8 40 (9.85%) Microservices
9 38 (9.36%) High Availability
10 35 (8.62%) Configuration Management
11 33 (8.13%) TDD
12 28 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
12 28 (6.90%) Test Automation
13 27 (6.65%) Continuous Deployment
13 27 (6.65%) Data Modelling
13 27 (6.65%) Machine Learning
14 26 (6.40%) DevSecOps
14 26 (6.40%) Migration
15 25 (6.16%) Data Science
16 24 (5.91%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 93 (22.91%) SQL
2 70 (17.24%) PowerShell
3 60 (14.78%) Python
4 57 (14.04%) Java
5 45 (11.08%) C#
6 38 (9.36%) JavaScript
7 31 (7.64%) Bash Shell
8 19 (4.68%) Ruby
8 19 (4.68%) TypeScript
9 13 (3.20%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.46%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.48%) Korn
11 6 (1.48%) PHP
12 5 (1.23%) ES6
13 4 (0.99%) Perl
14 3 (0.74%) F#
14 3 (0.74%) Java 8
15 2 (0.49%) Clojure
15 2 (0.49%) Scala
16 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 59 (14.53%) Security Cleared
2 58 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.17%) Degree
4 4 (0.99%) HNC
5 3 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.25%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) ISEB
7 1 (0.25%) MCITP
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.25%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.25%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 1 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.67%) QA
2 17 (4.19%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.96%) SLA
4 5 (1.23%) GDPR
5 4 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.25%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 110 (27.09%) Docker
2 14 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.48%) vSphere
5 2 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.25%) oVirt
6 1 (0.25%) RHEV
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 115 (28.33%) Kubernetes
2 102 (25.12%) Ansible
3 66 (16.26%) Terraform
4 38 (9.36%) Puppet
5 29 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.97%) Salt
7 5 (1.23%) Marathon
8 4 (0.99%) Grafana
8 4 (0.99%) Kibana
8 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (0.74%) Mesos
9 3 (0.74%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.49%) logstash
10 2 (0.49%) vRealize
10 2 (0.49%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 1 (0.25%) Graphite
11 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.25%) Packer
11 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 99 (24.38%) Microsoft
2 40 (9.85%) Oracle
3 37 (9.11%) Red Hat
4 34 (8.37%) Google
5 17 (4.19%) Databricks
6 14 (3.45%) Atlassian
7 9 (2.22%) VMware
8 7 (1.72%) BMC
8 7 (1.72%) Remedy
8 7 (1.72%) SaltStack
9 5 (1.23%) Cisco
9 5 (1.23%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.99%) Informatica
10 4 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.74%) Adobe
11 3 (0.74%) Juniper
11 3 (0.74%) New Relic
11 3 (0.74%) SnapLogic
11 3 (0.74%) Splunk
11 3 (0.74%) TIBCO