Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 38 52
Rank change year-on-year +13 +14 +96
Contract jobs citing DevOps 258 152 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.51% 3.96% 3.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.65% 4.77% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 90 109
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £446 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.84% -6.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £300 £373
90th Percentile £579 £613 £558
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £468
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +16.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £41.50 -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £57.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -38.60% +3.64% +37.50%

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 3,373 3,187 3,910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.07% 83.02% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,684 1,542 2,106
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +8.27%
10th Percentile £252 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £556
South East median daily rate £430 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +3.37% +4.00% +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 127 129
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.67% -9.09% -26.67%
10th Percentile £8.06 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.15 £38.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.95 £23.00
% change year-on-year +25.31% -13.26% +3.37%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +11 83 £450 +2.86% 26
Bracknell +18 51 £538 +7.50% 10
Maidenhead +13 32 £425 -10.53% 8
Newbury +12 31 £394 +10.14% 3
Slough -12 7 £450 +16.13% 2
Wokingham -15 1 £575 -
DevOps
South East

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 121 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (41.09%) Amazon AWS
3 102 (39.53%) Docker
4 98 (37.98%) Linux
5 96 (37.21%) Ansible
6 92 (35.66%) Puppet
7 90 (34.88%) Jenkins
8 83 (32.17%) Python
9 72 (27.91%) Kubernetes
10 65 (25.19%) Configuration Management
11 62 (24.03%) JIRA
12 60 (23.26%) Bash Shell
12 60 (23.26%) Git (software)
13 57 (22.09%) Opscode Chef
14 55 (21.32%) Terraform
15 50 (19.38%) JavaScript
15 50 (19.38%) Continuous Integration
16 49 (18.99%) Java
17 45 (17.44%) Microsoft Azure
18 44 (17.05%) Confluence
18 44 (17.05%) Node.js
19 43 (16.67%) Serverless
20 40 (15.50%) Oracle
21 39 (15.12%) Linux Command Line
22 37 (14.34%) Salt
22 37 (14.34%) PowerShell
23 36 (13.95%) Red Hat
24 35 (13.57%) Telecoms
25 34 (13.18%) AWS Lambda
26 33 (12.79%) Amazon EC2

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 44 (17.05%) Confluence
2 13 (5.04%) WebLogic
3 9 (3.49%) OpenStack
4 7 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.94%) Apache
6 4 (1.55%) Liferay
7 3 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (1.16%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.10%) HipChat
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.39%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 106 (41.09%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (17.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (16.67%) Serverless
4 34 (13.18%) AWS Lambda
5 33 (12.79%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (12.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 26 (10.08%) PaaS
8 15 (5.81%) SaaS
9 13 (5.04%) AWS CodePipeline
10 12 (4.65%) IaaS
11 11 (4.26%) GitHub
12 6 (2.33%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (2.33%) Azure Functions
13 5 (1.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (1.94%) Amazon S3
14 4 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (1.55%) OpenShift
15 3 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (1.16%) CloudFront
15 3 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.49%) TCP/IP
1 9 (3.49%) VPN
2 8 (3.10%) MPLS
3 7 (2.71%) Ethernet
3 7 (2.71%) Firewall
3 7 (2.71%) Wireless
4 6 (2.33%) HTTP
5 3 (1.16%) BGP
5 3 (1.16%) OSPF
5 3 (1.16%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (1.16%) SSH
5 3 (1.16%) WAN
6 2 (0.78%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.78%) IPsec
6 2 (0.78%) OpenVPN
6 2 (0.78%) SCCP
6 2 (0.78%) SSL
7 1 (0.39%) Broadband
7 1 (0.39%) DNS
7 1 (0.39%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.53%) NoSQL
2 14 (5.43%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (4.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 11 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.88%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.49%) SQL Server
6 8 (3.10%) MySQL
7 7 (2.71%) Big Data
7 7 (2.71%) Redis
8 6 (2.33%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.33%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.94%) Cosmos DB
10 4 (1.55%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.78%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.39%) DTS
13 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 90 (34.88%) Jenkins
2 62 (24.03%) JIRA
3 60 (23.26%) Git (software)
4 20 (7.75%) Gradle
5 18 (6.98%) Vagrant
6 17 (6.59%) Ant
7 16 (6.20%) Mercurial
7 16 (6.20%) MSBuild
8 15 (5.81%) TeamCity
9 14 (5.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (5.43%) Bitbucket
9 14 (5.43%) Cucumber
10 13 (5.04%) Visual Studio Team System
11 12 (4.65%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (4.26%) Eclipse
13 8 (3.10%) Maven
13 8 (3.10%) Subversion
13 8 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (2.71%) JUnit
14 7 (2.71%) Selenium
General
1 35 (13.57%) Telecoms
2 22 (8.53%) Retail
3 18 (6.98%) Finance
4 1 (0.39%) Advertising
4 1 (0.39%) Automotive
4 1 (0.39%) Banking
4 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.39%) Law
4 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 111 (43.02%) DevOps Engineer
2 53 (20.54%) Developer
3 44 (17.05%) AWS Engineer
4 42 (16.28%) AWS DevOps
4 42 (16.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 17 (6.59%) Architect
6 16 (6.20%) Consultant
6 16 (6.20%) Senior Developer
7 15 (5.81%) Azure Engineer
8 14 (5.43%) Automation Engineer
9 13 (5.04%) Linux Engineer
9 13 (5.04%) React Developer
10 12 (4.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 12 (4.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 11 (4.26%) .NET Developer
11 11 (4.26%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 10 (3.88%) Azure DevOps
12 10 (3.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 9 (3.49%) Deployment Engineer
13 9 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (17.05%) Node.js
2 33 (12.79%) Web Services
3 32 (12.40%) AngularJS
4 30 (11.63%) REST
5 26 (10.08%) React
6 21 (8.14%) HTML
7 20 (7.75%) CSS
8 17 (6.59%) CSS3
8 17 (6.59%) HTML5
9 13 (5.04%) Spring
10 12 (4.65%) Kafka
11 11 (4.26%) .NET
11 11 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (4.26%) J2EE
11 11 (4.26%) LESS
11 11 (4.26%) Sass
12 10 (3.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (3.49%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (3.10%) Apache Camel
14 8 (3.10%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.12%) Linux Command Line
2 15 (5.81%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (4.26%) User Experience
4 10 (3.88%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.10%) iPad
6 7 (2.71%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.94%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.94%) PKI
8 4 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.55%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.55%) SCADA
9 3 (1.16%) Life Science
9 3 (1.16%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.78%) e-Health
10 2 (0.78%) NHS
10 2 (0.78%) RIA
11 1 (0.39%) BBC
11 1 (0.39%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.39%) IPTV
11 1 (0.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 98 (37.98%) Linux
2 33 (12.79%) Windows
3 32 (12.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (12.02%) Unix
5 19 (7.36%) CentOS
6 6 (2.33%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.55%) Debian
8 2 (0.78%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (0.78%) Fedora
8 2 (0.78%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.39%) SUSE
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (25.19%) Configuration Management
3 50 (19.38%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (11.63%) Deployment Automation
5 27 (10.47%) Scrum
5 27 (10.47%) TDD
6 24 (9.30%) Microservices
7 23 (8.91%) E-Commerce
8 21 (8.14%) Test Automation
9 19 (7.36%) Kanban
9 19 (7.36%) Web Development
10 18 (6.98%) Migration
10 18 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (5.81%) BDD
11 15 (5.81%) Open Source
11 15 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (5.81%) User Stories
12 14 (5.43%) Functional Testing
12 14 (5.43%) Pair Programming
12 14 (5.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 83 (32.17%) Python
2 60 (23.26%) Bash Shell
3 50 (19.38%) JavaScript
4 49 (18.99%) Java
5 37 (14.34%) PowerShell
6 27 (10.47%) SQL
7 22 (8.53%) Groovy
8 19 (7.36%) Ruby
9 15 (5.81%) C#
10 10 (3.88%) PHP
11 6 (2.33%) Java 8
11 6 (2.33%) Perl
11 6 (2.33%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.94%) C++
12 5 (1.94%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.55%) C
14 2 (0.78%) AWK
14 2 (0.78%) Go
14 2 (0.78%) Scala
15 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (6.20%) Degree
2 11 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.88%) PgMP
3 10 (3.88%) PMI Certification
4 9 (3.49%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.71%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (1.16%) CISM
7 3 (1.16%) CISSP
8 2 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.78%) CCSP
8 2 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.39%) CEH
9 1 (0.39%) LPIC
9 1 (0.39%) OCP
9 1 (0.39%) RHCA
9 1 (0.39%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.39%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.59%) QA
2 4 (1.55%) COBIT
2 4 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (1.16%) GCP
4 2 (0.78%) PMO
5 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 102 (39.53%) Docker
2 10 (3.88%) oVirt
2 10 (3.88%) RHEV
3 5 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.16%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.78%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.78%) Btrfs
6 1 (0.39%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 96 (37.21%) Ansible
2 92 (35.66%) Puppet
3 72 (27.91%) Kubernetes
4 57 (22.09%) Opscode Chef
5 55 (21.32%) Terraform
6 37 (14.34%) Salt
7 21 (8.14%) Packer
8 12 (4.65%) Automic
9 5 (1.94%) Kibana
9 5 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (1.55%) HP ALM
11 3 (1.16%) Nagios
11 3 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (1.16%) SELinux
11 3 (1.16%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.78%) Capistrano
12 2 (0.78%) Graphite
12 2 (0.78%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.78%) Mesos
12 2 (0.78%) StatsD
Vendors
1 40 (15.50%) Oracle
2 36 (13.95%) Red Hat
3 15 (5.81%) SAP
4 12 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 9 (3.49%) Atlassian
6 8 (3.10%) Cisco
7 7 (2.71%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.94%) Splunk
8 5 (1.94%) VMware
9 4 (1.55%) Capita
9 4 (1.55%) Google
10 3 (1.16%) Adobe
10 3 (1.16%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.16%) Mirantis
10 3 (1.16%) NetApp
10 3 (1.16%) New Relic
11 2 (0.78%) HP
11 2 (0.78%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.78%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.78%) Sitecore