Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 27 18
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9 +6
Contract jobs citing DevOps 56 80 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.67% 7.14% 7.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.72% 8.54% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 64 87
Median daily rate £375 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £396 £390
90th Percentile £583 £625 £626
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -15.00% +0.10% +0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 478 937 1,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.56% 83.66% 83.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 659 803
Median daily rate £410 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.89% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £220 £238 £263
90th Percentile £635 £650 £560
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £448 £425
% change year-on-year -8.38% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 32
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £18.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -23.35% +23.83%
10th Percentile £13.02 £9.70 £10.77
90th Percentile £43.70 £19.10 £37.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.41% -0.94% -29.95%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Birmingham

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for DevOps in Birmingham

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps in Birmingham over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 42 (75.00%) Azure
2 22 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.00%) Public Sector
4 13 (23.21%) Infrastructure as Code
5 12 (21.43%) SQL
6 11 (19.64%) .NET
6 11 (19.64%) Project Management
6 11 (19.64%) Kubernetes
6 11 (19.64%) AWS
7 10 (17.86%) Python
7 10 (17.86%) VMware
8 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 8 (14.29%) C#
9 8 (14.29%) Windows
9 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 8 (14.29%) Docker
10 7 (12.50%) Node.js
10 7 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 7 (12.50%) Scrum
10 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (10.71%) Finance
11 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
11 6 (10.71%) REST
11 6 (10.71%) Jenkins
11 6 (10.71%) .NET Core
12 5 (8.93%) GitHub
12 5 (8.93%) YAML
12 5 (8.93%) Data Protection
12 5 (8.93%) Kanban

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 3 (5.36%) DNN
1 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) CMS
3 1 (1.79%) Kentico
3 1 (1.79%) SAS
3 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 42 (75.00%) Azure
2 11 (19.64%) AWS
3 5 (8.93%) GitHub
4 4 (7.14%) Apigee
5 3 (5.36%) Office 365
6 2 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (3.57%) IaaS
6 2 (3.57%) PaaS
6 2 (3.57%) Power Platform
6 2 (3.57%) SaaS
7 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.79%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (1.79%) GCP
7 1 (1.79%) NuGet
7 1 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) VoIP
2 1 (1.79%) DNS
2 1 (1.79%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) SSL
2 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (5.36%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.57%) Power BI
5 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.79%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.79%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.79%) DB2
5 1 (1.79%) DTS
5 1 (1.79%) MySQL
5 1 (1.79%) OLAP
5 1 (1.79%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.79%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.79%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.79%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 1 (1.79%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (1.79%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.14%) JUnit
2 4 (7.14%) Selenium
3 3 (5.36%) GitLab
3 3 (5.36%) JIRA
3 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.79%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.79%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.79%) CMake
5 1 (1.79%) Gradle
5 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.79%) JMeter
5 1 (1.79%) Maven
5 1 (1.79%) ProC
5 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.79%) Subversion
5 1 (1.79%) Toad
General
1 14 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 6 (10.71%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Developer
2 14 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (23.21%) Architect
4 10 (17.86%) Technical Architect
5 5 (8.93%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.93%) AWS DevOps
5 5 (8.93%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Lead Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Azure Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (5.36%) Python Developer
8 2 (3.57%) IAM Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Identity Management Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) .NET
2 7 (12.50%) Node.js
3 6 (10.71%) .NET Core
3 6 (10.71%) REST
4 5 (8.93%) JSON
4 5 (8.93%) YAML
5 4 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.14%) Entity Framework
5 4 (7.14%) Swagger
6 3 (5.36%) SailPoint
6 3 (5.36%) Web Services
7 2 (3.57%) HTML
7 2 (3.57%) Kafka
7 2 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (3.57%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (3.57%) React
7 2 (3.57%) SignalR
8 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.79%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.79%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
2 1 (1.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Android
3 1 (1.79%) Unix
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.21%) Infrastructure as Code
3 11 (19.64%) Project Management
4 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (12.50%) Scrum
5 7 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 5 (8.93%) CRM
6 5 (8.93%) Data Protection
6 5 (8.93%) Kanban
6 5 (8.93%) TDD
7 4 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (5.36%) Microservices
8 3 (5.36%) MVC
8 3 (5.36%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 2 (3.57%) B2C
9 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.57%) ERP
9 2 (3.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) SQL
2 10 (17.86%) Python
3 8 (14.29%) C#
3 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.93%) Java
5 4 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.36%) Ruby
7 2 (3.57%) PHP
8 1 (1.79%) C
8 1 (1.79%) C++
8 1 (1.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.79%) PROC SQL
8 1 (1.79%) SAS Macro
8 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.79%) VB
8 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.57%) ISEB
3 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.79%) Degree
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.79%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Docker
2 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (19.64%) Kubernetes
2 5 (8.93%) Puppet
3 3 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.36%) SCCM
3 3 (5.36%) Terraform
4 2 (3.57%) Ansible
5 1 (1.79%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.79%) Istio
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) VMware
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.57%) MuleSoft
4 2 (3.57%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.79%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle
5 1 (1.79%) Remedy
5 1 (1.79%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.79%) Teradata