Period
to 18 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 47 90
Rank change year-on-year +24 +43 -7
Contract jobs citing DevOps 104 38 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.00% 3.06% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.46% 3.74% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 36 7
Birmingham median daily rate £525 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +19.05% +12.00%
10th Percentile £366 £255 £335
90th Percentile £625 £575 £464
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £500 £415
% change year-on-year +5.00% +20.48% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham 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 1,230 1,016 1,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.83% 81.87% 83.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 680 799
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £215
90th Percentile £575 £525 £528
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 17 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -1.97% -35.56%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.75 £10.73
90th Percentile £42.50 £40.25 £41.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £17.95
% change year-on-year -30.23% +19.78% -21.96%

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 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 65 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (42.31%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (32.69%) Linux
4 33 (31.73%) Test Automation
5 29 (27.88%) Python
6 28 (26.92%) Java
7 26 (25.00%) Open Source
8 25 (24.04%) Puppet
8 25 (24.04%) Jenkins
9 23 (22.12%) Scrum
9 23 (22.12%) Configuration Management
10 22 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (21.15%) Docker
11 21 (20.19%) Git (software)
12 20 (19.23%) JIRA
12 20 (19.23%) BDD
12 20 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
12 20 (19.23%) Terraform
13 19 (18.27%) Microsoft Azure
13 19 (18.27%) Selenium
13 19 (18.27%) Microsoft
14 18 (17.31%) JavaScript
14 18 (17.31%) Ansible
15 17 (16.35%) Unix
15 17 (16.35%) TDD
16 15 (14.42%) Security Cleared
16 15 (14.42%) Confluence
17 14 (13.46%) Ruby
18 13 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
18 13 (12.50%) Bash Shell

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 15 (14.42%) Confluence
2 11 (10.58%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.65%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (7.69%) JBoss
4 8 (7.69%) WebSphere
5 7 (6.73%) nginx
6 5 (4.81%) Apache
6 5 (4.81%) IIS
6 5 (4.81%) Mule
6 5 (4.81%) Mule ESB
7 2 (1.92%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.92%) Jetty
7 2 (1.92%) Liferay
7 2 (1.92%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.96%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 11 (10.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (42.31%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (18.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (12.50%) Amazon S3
3 13 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (10.58%) Amazon ELB
4 11 (10.58%) Route 53
5 8 (7.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 8 (7.69%) Amazon SQS
5 8 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (6.73%) Slack
7 6 (5.77%) Serverless
8 5 (4.81%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (4.81%) IaaS
8 5 (4.81%) SaaS
9 4 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (3.85%) PaaS
10 2 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.92%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.62%) SSL
2 8 (7.69%) HTTP
2 8 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.81%) Firewall
3 5 (4.81%) SMS
4 3 (2.88%) DNS
4 3 (2.88%) VPN
5 2 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.92%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.96%) DHCP
6 1 (0.96%) FTP
6 1 (0.96%) IPsec
6 1 (0.96%) LAN
6 1 (0.96%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.54%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (7.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 8 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.73%) MySQL
4 6 (5.77%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.77%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.92%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.92%) Hazelcast
8 2 (1.92%) Redis
9 1 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.96%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 25 (24.04%) Jenkins
2 21 (20.19%) Git (software)
3 20 (19.23%) JIRA
4 19 (18.27%) Selenium
5 13 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (10.58%) Subversion
7 10 (9.62%) TestRail
7 10 (9.62%) WebDriver
8 9 (8.65%) SpecFlow
8 9 (8.65%) Visual Studio
9 8 (7.69%) Cucumber
9 8 (7.69%) Maven
10 5 (4.81%) Ant
10 5 (4.81%) Eclipse
10 5 (4.81%) JUnit
11 3 (2.88%) Grunt
12 2 (1.92%) GitLab
12 2 (1.92%) gulp
12 2 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (1.92%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (7.69%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.92%) Banking
3 2 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (29.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (15.38%) Developer
3 15 (14.42%) AWS DevOps
3 15 (14.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 15 (14.42%) AWS Engineer
4 12 (11.54%) Architect
5 9 (8.65%) Senior DevOps
6 7 (6.73%) Automation Tester
6 7 (6.73%) Project Leader
6 7 (6.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.73%) Test Leader
6 7 (6.73%) Tester
7 6 (5.77%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) Test Project Leader
8 5 (4.81%) Azure DevOps
8 5 (4.81%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Digital Project Manager
8 5 (4.81%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.81%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.50%) RESTful
2 12 (11.54%) HTML
3 11 (10.58%) Web Services
4 9 (8.65%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (8.65%) Gherkin
4 9 (8.65%) Sensu
4 9 (8.65%) Spring
5 8 (7.69%) J2EE
5 8 (7.69%) JSON
5 8 (7.69%) XML
6 7 (6.73%) .NET
6 7 (6.73%) Ajax
6 7 (6.73%) AngularJS
6 7 (6.73%) CSS
6 7 (6.73%) Middleware
6 7 (6.73%) Node.js
7 6 (5.77%) CSS3
7 6 (5.77%) HTML5
7 6 (5.77%) Java EE
8 5 (4.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (3.85%) Cloud Native
2 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.88%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.88%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.92%) Clustering
4 2 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.92%) PKI
4 2 (1.92%) Social Media
4 2 (1.92%) Wiki
5 1 (0.96%) DataPower
5 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.96%) NHS
5 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (32.69%) Linux
2 17 (16.35%) Unix
3 6 (5.77%) Windows
4 5 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.81%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.85%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.92%) CentOS
6 2 (1.92%) Debian
6 2 (1.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.73%) Test Automation
3 26 (25.00%) Open Source
4 23 (22.12%) Configuration Management
4 23 (22.12%) Scrum
5 22 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (19.23%) BDD
7 17 (16.35%) TDD
8 13 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
9 12 (11.54%) CRM
10 11 (10.58%) Mentoring
10 11 (10.58%) Migration
10 11 (10.58%) User Stories
11 10 (9.62%) Acceptance Criteria
11 10 (9.62%) Test Management
12 9 (8.65%) Software Engineering
13 8 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 8 (7.69%) OO
14 7 (6.73%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (6.73%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.88%) Python
2 28 (26.92%) Java
3 18 (17.31%) JavaScript
4 14 (13.46%) Ruby
5 13 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 13 (12.50%) C#
5 13 (12.50%) SQL
6 11 (10.58%) PHP
7 5 (4.81%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.92%) C
9 2 (1.92%) C++
9 2 (1.92%) Groovy
9 2 (1.92%) Perl
10 1 (0.96%) Clojure
10 1 (0.96%) Erlang
10 1 (0.96%) F#
10 1 (0.96%) Haskell
10 1 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (14.42%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.81%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.88%) Degree
4 3 (2.88%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.92%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.96%) CISM
6 1 (0.96%) CISSP
6 1 (0.96%) MCSE
6 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.96%) GDPR
1 1 (0.96%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (21.15%) Docker
2 6 (5.77%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.88%) Xen
5 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.92%) NFS
5 2 (1.92%) Samba
5 2 (1.92%) Squid
5 2 (1.92%) Varnish
6 1 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.96%) etcd
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (24.04%) Puppet
2 20 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (19.23%) Terraform
3 18 (17.31%) Ansible
4 10 (9.62%) logstash
5 9 (8.65%) Kibana
5 9 (8.65%) Salt
6 6 (5.77%) Kubernetes
7 5 (4.81%) collectd
7 5 (4.81%) StatsD
8 3 (2.88%) Nagios
8 3 (2.88%) SCOM
8 3 (2.88%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.92%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.92%) Packer
9 2 (1.92%) WMI
10 1 (0.96%) Consul
10 1 (0.96%) Graylog
10 1 (0.96%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (18.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.65%) MuleSoft
3 7 (6.73%) Oracle
4 6 (5.77%) SaltStack
5 5 (4.81%) Atlassian
5 5 (4.81%) VMware
6 4 (3.85%) Google
7 3 (2.88%) Splunk
8 2 (1.92%) Apigee
8 2 (1.92%) IBM
8 2 (1.92%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.92%) WSO2
9 1 (0.96%) CA
9 1 (0.96%) Cisco
9 1 (0.96%) HP
9 1 (0.96%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.96%) SAP
9 1 (0.96%) Serena
9 1 (0.96%) Teradata