Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 50 79
Rank change year-on-year +22 +29 +11
Contract jobs citing DevOps 83 52 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.20% 3.42% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.41% 4.20% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 38 12
Birmingham median daily rate £488 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +33.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £381 £424 £363
90th Percentile £665 £583 £421
West Midlands median daily rate £488 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +2.63% +18.75% +14.29%
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 1294 1239 1037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.13% 81.46% 75.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 801 647
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £230
90th Percentile £525 £550 £503
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.35 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year +37.40% -9.03% -

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 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 47 (56.63%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (48.19%) Jenkins
3 39 (46.99%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (45.78%) Linux
5 37 (44.58%) Puppet
6 34 (40.96%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (39.76%) Docker
8 31 (37.35%) Git (software)
9 29 (34.94%) Ansible
10 27 (32.53%) Python
11 24 (28.92%) Scrum
11 24 (28.92%) Continuous Delivery
11 24 (28.92%) Microsoft Azure
12 23 (27.71%) Configuration Management
13 21 (25.30%) PostgreSQL
13 21 (25.30%) Subversion
14 20 (24.10%) Terraform
15 18 (21.69%) logstash
15 18 (21.69%) Opscode Chef
15 18 (21.69%) Windows
15 18 (21.69%) HTTP
16 16 (19.28%) Web Services
16 16 (19.28%) Maven
16 16 (19.28%) Elasticsearch
16 16 (19.28%) Test Automation
16 16 (19.28%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 15 (18.07%) Bash Shell
17 15 (18.07%) Sonatype Nexus
17 15 (18.07%) PHP
17 15 (18.07%) E-Commerce

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 16 (19.28%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (15.66%) Tomcat
3 12 (14.46%) Apache
4 9 (10.84%) Confluence
5 6 (7.23%) IIS
5 6 (7.23%) JBoss
6 5 (6.02%) nginx
7 2 (2.41%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 39 (46.99%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (28.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (14.46%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (14.46%) Amazon ELB
3 12 (14.46%) Amazon S3
3 12 (14.46%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (14.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (8.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (7.23%) PaaS
5 6 (7.23%) SaaS
6 5 (6.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (6.02%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (6.02%) IaaS
6 5 (6.02%) Route 53
7 2 (2.41%) GitHub
7 2 (2.41%) Heroku
7 2 (2.41%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.69%) HTTP
2 10 (12.05%) SSL
2 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP
3 8 (9.64%) DNS
4 7 (8.43%) OpenLDAP
4 7 (8.43%) OpenVPN
4 7 (8.43%) SSH
5 1 (1.20%) DHCP
5 1 (1.20%) IPv6
5 1 (1.20%) SMS
5 1 (1.20%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.30%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (16.87%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (14.46%) MySQL
4 10 (12.05%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (6.02%) Hadoop
5 5 (6.02%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.02%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.61%) Big Data
7 2 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 40 (48.19%) Jenkins
2 31 (37.35%) Git (software)
3 21 (25.30%) Subversion
4 16 (19.28%) Maven
5 15 (18.07%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (14.46%) JIRA
7 11 (13.25%) Bitbucket
8 7 (8.43%) Ant
8 7 (8.43%) GitLab
8 7 (8.43%) JUnit
8 7 (8.43%) Liquibase
8 7 (8.43%) SonarQube
8 7 (8.43%) TeamCity
9 5 (6.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (6.02%) JMeter
9 5 (6.02%) Selenium
10 2 (2.41%) Vagrant
10 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.41%) WinAutomation
11 1 (1.20%) Codeship
General
1 6 (7.23%) Retail
2 2 (2.41%) Billing
3 1 (1.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (44.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (12.05%) Lead DevOps
2 10 (12.05%) WebOps Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) Digital Project Manager
3 9 (10.84%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.43%) Developer
4 7 (8.43%) DevOps Manager
4 7 (8.43%) Head of DevOps
4 7 (8.43%) Senior WebOps Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) AWS Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Digital Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Digital Business Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (4.82%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (4.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.28%) Web Services
2 14 (16.87%) Elastic Stack
3 13 (15.66%) Middleware
4 10 (12.05%) REST
5 8 (9.64%) Sensu
6 7 (8.43%) .NET
6 7 (8.43%) MCollective
7 6 (7.23%) JSON
7 6 (7.23%) RESTful
8 5 (6.02%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (3.61%) .NET Core
9 3 (3.61%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.61%) HTML
9 3 (3.61%) HTML5
9 3 (3.61%) Node.js
10 2 (2.41%) SOAP
10 2 (2.41%) Spring
10 2 (2.41%) Spring Boot
11 1 (1.20%) Kafka
11 1 (1.20%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (6.02%) DataPower
2 5 (6.02%) PKI
3 3 (3.61%) FMCG
4 2 (2.41%) iPad
4 2 (2.41%) Smart City
4 2 (2.41%) Smart Energy
5 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.20%) PMI
5 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.20%) RIA
5 1 (1.20%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (45.78%) Linux
2 18 (21.69%) Windows
3 9 (10.84%) CentOS
4 6 (7.23%) Unix
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (56.63%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (40.96%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (28.92%) Continuous Delivery
3 24 (28.92%) Scrum
4 23 (27.71%) Configuration Management
5 16 (19.28%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 16 (19.28%) Test Automation
6 15 (18.07%) E-Commerce
7 13 (15.66%) Load Balancing
7 13 (15.66%) Open Source
7 13 (15.66%) Web Operations
8 11 (13.25%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (10.84%) Migration
10 8 (9.64%) Service Management
11 7 (8.43%) Coaching
11 7 (8.43%) Mentoring
11 7 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (7.23%) Process Architecture
12 6 (7.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.53%) Python
2 15 (18.07%) Bash Shell
2 15 (18.07%) PHP
3 12 (14.46%) Java
4 11 (13.25%) Ruby
5 7 (8.43%) Groovy
5 7 (8.43%) Perl
5 7 (8.43%) SQL
6 5 (6.02%) C#
6 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.02%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.41%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.41%) VB
8 1 (1.20%) Go
8 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) Degree
4 1 (1.20%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.20%) GCP
1 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (39.76%) Docker
2 14 (16.87%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (8.43%) Postfix
3 7 (8.43%) Squid
3 7 (8.43%) vCloud
4 3 (3.61%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 37 (44.58%) Puppet
2 29 (34.94%) Ansible
3 20 (24.10%) Terraform
4 18 (21.69%) logstash
4 18 (21.69%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (16.87%) Kibana
6 12 (14.46%) Kubernetes
7 11 (13.25%) Salt
8 8 (9.64%) Rancher
8 8 (9.64%) ZABBIX
9 7 (8.43%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (8.43%) Rsyslog
9 7 (8.43%) Sysdig
10 6 (7.23%) collectd
10 6 (7.23%) StatsD
11 5 (6.02%) Graylog
11 5 (6.02%) Nagios
11 5 (6.02%) Rundeck
11 5 (6.02%) Tivoli
12 1 (1.20%) Mesos
Vendors
1 12 (14.46%) Oracle
2 8 (9.64%) Rackspace
3 7 (8.43%) IBM
3 7 (8.43%) Sonatype
3 7 (8.43%) VMware
4 6 (7.23%) Splunk
5 5 (6.02%) CA
5 5 (6.02%) Micro Focus
5 5 (6.02%) SaltStack
5 5 (6.02%) Serena
5 5 (6.02%) Teradata
6 3 (3.61%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.61%) Zend
7 2 (2.41%) Apigee
7 2 (2.41%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.41%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.41%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.20%) Google
8 1 (1.20%) New Relic