Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 13 24
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11 +16
Contract jobs citing DevOps 223 357 266
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.25% 8.79% 6.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.26% 10.03% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 240 124
Median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -1.53%
10th Percentile £363 £406 £327
90th Percentile £675 £651 £575
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Median hourly rate £18.50 £47.69 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.21% - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £48.00 £66.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% -27.82% -2.05%

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 1,682 3,559 3,350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.86% 87.62% 86.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1,719 1,718
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £256 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 102 72
Median hourly rate £20.56 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.65% +13.64% +6.45%
10th Percentile £15.96 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £65.38 £62.88 £49.88
Median hourly rate £24.65 £31.35 £24.66
% change year-on-year -21.36% +27.13% +23.28%

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 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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 0 140 £500 -4.76% 8
Bracknell +16 24 £513 -6.82% 1
Slough -8 10 £475 -7.32%
Newbury -8 9 £600 +41.18%
Maidenhead +4 7 £350 -22.22%
Wokingham - 2 £550 - 1
Ascot +3 1 £200 -
DevOps
South East

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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.

1 154 (69.06%) Azure
2 132 (59.19%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (45.74%) SQL
4 100 (44.84%) Analytics
5 87 (39.01%) Data Lake
6 86 (38.57%) Business Intelligence
7 82 (36.77%) Power Platform
8 81 (36.32%) Power BI
9 80 (35.87%) Microsoft
10 77 (34.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 71 (31.84%) PowerShell
12 70 (31.39%) Continuous Integration
13 68 (30.49%) Windows
14 67 (30.04%) Visual Studio
15 57 (25.56%) Continuous Delivery
16 56 (25.11%) Scrum
17 52 (23.32%) Data Management
18 51 (22.87%) Test Automation
19 50 (22.42%) PaaS
20 49 (21.97%) HDInsight
20 49 (21.97%) IaaS
21 48 (21.52%) Infrastructure as Code
22 47 (21.08%) Data Modelling
23 44 (19.73%) Virtual Machines
24 42 (18.83%) Security Testing
25 39 (17.49%) Kubernetes
26 38 (17.04%) Ansible
26 38 (17.04%) Docker
27 37 (16.59%) Linux
27 37 (16.59%) Data-Driven Testing

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 6 (2.69%) Confluence
1 6 (2.69%) Red Hat Fuse
2 4 (1.79%) Apache
2 4 (1.79%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.79%) Drupal
3 3 (1.35%) CMS
3 3 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (1.35%) WordPress
4 2 (0.90%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.90%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 154 (69.06%) Azure
2 82 (36.77%) Power Platform
3 50 (22.42%) PaaS
4 49 (21.97%) IaaS
5 29 (13.00%) AWS
6 11 (4.93%) Data Lake Analytics
7 8 (3.59%) OpenShift
8 7 (3.14%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (3.14%) GCP
9 6 (2.69%) SaaS
9 6 (2.69%) Serverless
10 5 (2.24%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (2.24%) PowerApps
11 4 (1.79%) Apigee
11 4 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (1.79%) GitHub
11 4 (1.79%) Google Container Engine
12 3 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.90%) Office 365
14 1 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.79%) DNS
2 3 (1.35%) Firewall
3 2 (0.90%) VPN
4 1 (0.45%) BGP
4 1 (0.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.45%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.45%) SAN
4 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (39.01%) Data Lake
2 81 (36.32%) Power BI
3 77 (34.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 49 (21.97%) HDInsight
5 32 (14.35%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (12.56%) Big Data
7 16 (7.17%) SQL Server
8 13 (5.83%) Hadoop
9 9 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (1.35%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.90%) MySQL
12 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 67 (30.04%) Visual Studio
2 31 (13.90%) Git (software)
3 18 (8.07%) Jenkins
4 13 (5.83%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (5.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (4.93%) JIRA
7 9 (4.04%) Selenium
8 8 (3.59%) Vagrant
9 5 (2.24%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.79%) Ant
10 4 (1.79%) Maven
10 4 (1.79%) NUnit
10 4 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.35%) Mocha
11 3 (1.35%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.35%) Subversion
12 2 (0.90%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.90%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.90%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 14 (6.28%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.24%) Finance
3 4 (1.79%) Retail
4 2 (0.90%) Law
4 2 (0.90%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.45%) Back Office
5 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.45%) Marketing
5 1 (0.45%) Police
Job Titles
1 89 (39.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 38 (17.04%) Architect
3 34 (15.25%) Azure Engineer
4 33 (14.80%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 27 (12.11%) Developer
6 25 (11.21%) Azure DevOps
7 19 (8.52%) Analyst
8 13 (5.83%) AWS Engineer
8 13 (5.83%) Data Engineer
8 13 (5.83%) Service Analyst
9 12 (5.38%) Lead DevOps
9 12 (5.38%) Service Transition Analyst
9 12 (5.38%) Transition Analyst
10 10 (4.48%) Data Analytics Architect
10 10 (4.48%) Data Architect
10 10 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (4.48%) Technical Engineer
11 9 (4.04%) Automation Engineer
11 9 (4.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 9 (4.04%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.52%) .NET
2 13 (5.83%) HTML
2 13 (5.83%) Node.js
3 12 (5.38%) CSS
4 10 (4.48%) AngularJS
5 9 (4.04%) ASP.NET
6 8 (3.59%) OAuth
7 7 (3.14%) .NET Core
7 7 (3.14%) Middleware
7 7 (3.14%) React
8 6 (2.69%) HTML5
8 6 (2.69%) Web Services
9 5 (2.24%) ASP.NET Core
9 5 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (2.24%) CSS3
9 5 (2.24%) JSON
9 5 (2.24%) OpenID
9 5 (2.24%) REST
9 5 (2.24%) Vue.js
9 5 (2.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.48%) Private Cloud
2 7 (3.14%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.79%) Clustering
4 4 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.90%) Cloud Native
6 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.90%) PKI
6 2 (0.90%) User Experience
7 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.45%) Industry 4.0
7 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 68 (30.49%) Windows
2 37 (16.59%) Linux
3 17 (7.62%) VMS
4 3 (1.35%) Unix
4 3 (1.35%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) CentOS
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (59.19%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (44.84%) Analytics
3 86 (38.57%) Business Intelligence
4 70 (31.39%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (25.56%) Continuous Delivery
6 56 (25.11%) Scrum
7 52 (23.32%) Data Management
8 51 (22.87%) Test Automation
9 48 (21.52%) Infrastructure as Code
10 47 (21.08%) Data Modelling
11 42 (18.83%) Security Testing
12 37 (16.59%) Data-Driven Testing
13 31 (13.90%) Project Delivery
14 22 (9.87%) Machine Learning
15 20 (8.97%) Data Architecture
16 19 (8.52%) Deployment Automation
16 19 (8.52%) Task Automation
17 17 (7.62%) Data Security
18 16 (7.17%) ITIL
19 15 (6.73%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (45.74%) SQL
2 71 (31.84%) PowerShell
3 29 (13.00%) Python
4 27 (12.11%) JavaScript
5 23 (10.31%) Java
6 18 (8.07%) C#
7 14 (6.28%) Shell Script
8 10 (4.48%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.14%) Ruby
10 4 (1.79%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (1.79%) Go
10 4 (1.79%) Perl
10 4 (1.79%) Scala
11 3 (1.35%) C++
11 3 (1.35%) ES6
11 3 (1.35%) Korn
11 3 (1.35%) PHP
12 2 (0.90%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.45%) Rust
Qualifications
1 9 (4.04%) Degree
2 7 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (2.69%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.90%) PMP
7 1 (0.45%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.93%) QA
2 4 (1.79%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (19.73%) Virtual Machines
2 38 (17.04%) Docker
3 10 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.79%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.90%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 39 (17.49%) Kubernetes
2 38 (17.04%) Ansible
3 21 (9.42%) Terraform
4 10 (4.48%) Puppet
4 10 (4.48%) vRealize
5 9 (4.04%) Docker Swarm
5 9 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (3.59%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 2 (0.90%) Istio
8 1 (0.45%) Kibana
8 1 (0.45%) MIIS
8 1 (0.45%) Netcool
8 1 (0.45%) Salt
8 1 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 80 (35.87%) Microsoft
2 36 (16.14%) Informatica
3 14 (6.28%) VMware
4 10 (4.48%) Hortonworks
5 7 (3.14%) Google
6 4 (1.79%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.79%) hybris
6 4 (1.79%) Oracle
6 4 (1.79%) WSO2
7 3 (1.35%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.35%) SAP
7 3 (1.35%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.90%) Greenplum
8 2 (0.90%) Juniper
8 2 (0.90%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.45%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.45%) Databricks
9 1 (0.45%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (0.45%) Workday