Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 February 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 60 81
Rank change year-on-year +40 +21 0
Contract jobs citing DevOps 118 38 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.48% 2.76% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.10% 3.35% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 30 2
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21% -13.16%
10th Percentile £400 £436 £379
90th Percentile £665 £553 £436
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.31 - £33.55

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 Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,296 1,134 1,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.13% 82.35% 79.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 723 654
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £218
90th Percentile £550 £545 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.13% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 28 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.21 £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.03% +15.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £9.22 £10.84 £9.53
90th Percentile £47.75 £39.88 £47.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.30% +8.75% -11.11%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Birmingham

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in Birmingham

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 66 (55.93%) Linux
2 64 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (44.92%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (41.53%) Git (software)
5 45 (38.14%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (37.29%) Puppet
6 44 (37.29%) Jenkins
7 40 (33.90%) Python
8 39 (33.05%) Ansible
9 37 (31.36%) Test Automation
10 36 (30.51%) Subversion
11 35 (29.66%) Microsoft Azure
12 32 (27.12%) Docker
13 29 (24.58%) Opscode Chef
13 29 (24.58%) Configuration Management
14 27 (22.88%) Windows
14 27 (22.88%) logstash
15 26 (22.03%) Open Source
16 24 (20.34%) AWS CloudFormation
17 23 (19.49%) Java
18 22 (18.64%) HTTP
18 22 (18.64%) Ruby
19 21 (17.80%) Continuous Delivery
20 20 (16.95%) Oracle
20 20 (16.95%) Unix
20 20 (16.95%) Middleware
21 19 (16.10%) Web Services
21 19 (16.10%) JIRA
21 19 (16.10%) Load Balancing
21 19 (16.10%) Terraform

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 17 (14.41%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (13.56%) Tomcat
3 15 (12.71%) Confluence
4 13 (11.02%) Apache
5 10 (8.47%) nginx
6 9 (7.63%) IIS
6 9 (7.63%) JBoss
7 6 (5.08%) WebSphere
8 4 (3.39%) Anypoint
9 3 (2.54%) Mule
9 3 (2.54%) Mule ESB
10 2 (1.69%) Jetty
10 2 (1.69%) Liferay
10 2 (1.69%) Mongrel
11 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (44.92%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (29.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (20.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 15 (12.71%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (12.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 14 (11.86%) Amazon S3
6 13 (11.02%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (8.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 10 (8.47%) Amazon SQS
8 8 (6.78%) Route 53
9 7 (5.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (4.24%) PaaS
11 4 (3.39%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (3.39%) IaaS
12 3 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (2.54%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (2.54%) Serverless
13 2 (1.69%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (1.69%) SaaS
13 2 (1.69%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.64%) HTTP
2 16 (13.56%) TCP/IP
3 15 (12.71%) SSL
4 7 (5.93%) DNS
5 5 (4.24%) OpenLDAP
5 5 (4.24%) OpenVPN
5 5 (4.24%) SMS
5 5 (4.24%) SSH
6 4 (3.39%) VPN
7 2 (1.69%) DHCP
7 2 (1.69%) Firewall
8 1 (0.85%) FTP
8 1 (0.85%) IPsec
8 1 (0.85%) IPv6
8 1 (0.85%) LAN
8 1 (0.85%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.86%) Amazon RDS
1 14 (11.86%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (8.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 10 (8.47%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.63%) MongoDB
3 9 (7.63%) RDBMS
4 8 (6.78%) MySQL
5 6 (5.08%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.54%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.69%) Big Data
8 2 (1.69%) Hazelcast
8 2 (1.69%) Redis
9 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.85%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 49 (41.53%) Git (software)
2 44 (37.29%) Jenkins
3 36 (30.51%) Subversion
4 19 (16.10%) JIRA
5 17 (14.41%) Selenium
6 16 (13.56%) Maven
6 16 (13.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (11.86%) GitLab
7 14 (11.86%) TeamCity
8 13 (11.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (8.47%) JMeter
10 8 (6.78%) Ant
10 8 (6.78%) JUnit
10 8 (6.78%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (5.93%) Bitbucket
12 6 (5.08%) SonarQube
12 6 (5.08%) Visual Studio
13 5 (4.24%) Liquibase
14 4 (3.39%) TestRail
14 4 (3.39%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (9.32%) Retail
2 8 (6.78%) Finance
3 4 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (33.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (19.49%) Architect
3 12 (10.17%) Lead DevOps
4 11 (9.32%) AWS DevOps
4 11 (9.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 10 (8.47%) Developer
5 10 (8.47%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (7.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.63%) AWS Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) DevOps Manager
7 8 (6.78%) Head of DevOps
7 8 (6.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.24%) Administrator
9 5 (4.24%) Consultant
9 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.24%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (4.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.95%) Middleware
2 19 (16.10%) Web Services
3 16 (13.56%) Elastic Stack
3 16 (13.56%) JSON
4 12 (10.17%) RESTful
5 11 (9.32%) HTML
5 11 (9.32%) Sensu
6 9 (7.63%) .NET
7 8 (6.78%) AngularJS
7 8 (6.78%) HTML5
8 6 (5.08%) J2EE
8 6 (5.08%) REST
9 5 (4.24%) CSS
9 5 (4.24%) CSS3
9 5 (4.24%) LAMP
9 5 (4.24%) MCollective
9 5 (4.24%) Spring
10 4 (3.39%) Gherkin
10 4 (3.39%) Node.js
11 3 (2.54%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) PKI
2 9 (7.63%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (7.63%) Public Cloud
3 7 (5.93%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (5.08%) DataPower
5 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Cloud
5 5 (4.24%) FMCG
6 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.39%) Cloud Native
7 3 (2.54%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.69%) Social Media
9 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.85%) PMI
9 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) User Experience
9 1 (0.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 66 (55.93%) Linux
2 27 (22.88%) Windows
3 20 (16.95%) Unix
4 6 (5.08%) CentOS
4 6 (5.08%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.39%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (38.14%) Continuous Integration
3 37 (31.36%) Test Automation
4 29 (24.58%) Configuration Management
5 26 (22.03%) Open Source
6 21 (17.80%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (16.10%) Load Balancing
8 17 (14.41%) Continuous Deployment
8 17 (14.41%) Scrum
9 16 (13.56%) Mentoring
9 16 (13.56%) Migration
10 15 (12.71%) ITIL
11 13 (11.02%) Infrastructure Management
12 12 (10.17%) Release Automation
13 11 (9.32%) Microservices
14 10 (8.47%) Process Architecture
15 9 (7.63%) High Availability
15 9 (7.63%) Regression Testing
15 9 (7.63%) TDD
16 8 (6.78%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 40 (33.90%) Python
2 23 (19.49%) Java
3 22 (18.64%) Ruby
4 16 (13.56%) Bash Shell
5 15 (12.71%) SQL
6 13 (11.02%) JavaScript
6 13 (11.02%) Shell Script
7 12 (10.17%) PHP
8 9 (7.63%) C#
8 9 (7.63%) Perl
9 6 (5.08%) Groovy
10 3 (2.54%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.69%) C
11 2 (1.69%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.85%) C++
12 1 (0.85%) Erlang
12 1 (0.85%) F#
12 1 (0.85%) Haskell
12 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (13.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.54%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.54%) Degree
4 3 (2.54%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.69%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.85%) CISM
6 1 (0.85%) CISSP
6 1 (0.85%) MCSE
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.85%) GCP
2 1 (0.85%) GDPR
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (27.12%) Docker
2 14 (11.86%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.24%) Postfix
3 5 (4.24%) Squid
3 5 (4.24%) vCloud
4 4 (3.39%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 44 (37.29%) Puppet
2 39 (33.05%) Ansible
3 29 (24.58%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (22.88%) logstash
5 19 (16.10%) Terraform
6 16 (13.56%) Kibana
6 16 (13.56%) Salt
7 11 (9.32%) Graylog
7 11 (9.32%) Nagios
7 11 (9.32%) Tivoli
8 10 (8.47%) Rundeck
9 9 (7.63%) Kubernetes
10 7 (5.93%) collectd
10 7 (5.93%) StatsD
11 6 (5.08%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (4.24%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (4.24%) Rancher
12 5 (4.24%) Rsyslog
12 5 (4.24%) Sysdig
12 5 (4.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (16.95%) Oracle
2 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.17%) CA
3 12 (10.17%) Micro Focus
3 12 (10.17%) Serena
3 12 (10.17%) Splunk
4 11 (9.32%) MuleSoft
5 8 (6.78%) SaltStack
5 8 (6.78%) VMware
6 6 (5.08%) IBM
6 6 (5.08%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.08%) Teradata
7 5 (4.24%) Atlassian
7 5 (4.24%) Sonatype
8 4 (3.39%) Google
8 4 (3.39%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.69%) Apigee
10 1 (0.85%) New Relic
10 1 (0.85%) SAP