Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 8 33
Rank change year-on-year -5 +25 +5
Contract jobs citing DevOps 56 136 92
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.57% 9.81% 5.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.38% 11.56% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 94 67
Median daily rate £475 £484 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.81% -7.86% +5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £370
90th Percentile £575 £596 £625
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £500 £525
% change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 492 1,176 1,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 84.10% 84.79% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 811 860
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £232 £250 £253
90th Percentile £624 £588 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £441 £448 £425
% change year-on-year -1.45% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 48
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.53 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +99.66% +17.85% +4.64%
10th Percentile £12.80 £10.56 £8.39
90th Percentile £44.75 £43.88 £42.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £25.21 £15.00
% change year-on-year -14.72% +68.08% -28.57%

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 7 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 39 (69.64%) Azure
2 32 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (30.36%) C#
4 16 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 16 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 15 (26.79%) SQL
5 15 (26.79%) .NET
6 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
6 13 (23.21%) TDD
6 13 (23.21%) Scrum
7 12 (21.43%) Migration
7 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (21.43%) Finance
8 11 (19.64%) HTML
8 11 (19.64%) CSS
8 11 (19.64%) Terraform
9 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
9 10 (17.86%) jQuery
9 10 (17.86%) React
9 10 (17.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (17.86%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (16.07%) PaaS
10 9 (16.07%) IaaS
10 9 (16.07%) Java
10 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
11 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 8 (14.29%) Oracle
11 8 (14.29%) Kubernetes
11 8 (14.29%) webpack
11 8 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory

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 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) Apache
2 1 (1.79%) Confluence
2 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.79%) Liferay
2 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 39 (69.64%) Azure
2 9 (16.07%) IaaS
2 9 (16.07%) PaaS
3 8 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (12.50%) AWS
5 5 (8.93%) Power Platform
6 4 (7.14%) Logic Apps
7 2 (3.57%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (3.57%) Office 365
7 2 (3.57%) OpenShift
7 2 (3.57%) SaaS
8 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.79%) Apigee
8 1 (1.79%) GitHub
8 1 (1.79%) Power Automate
8 1 (1.79%) PowerApps
8 1 (1.79%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (8.93%) Power BI
5 4 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 4 (7.14%) Redis
5 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
7 2 (3.57%) Big Data
7 2 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (3.57%) Data Lake
7 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Visual Studio Team System
2 8 (14.29%) webpack
3 7 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.93%) Selenium
5 4 (7.14%) Mocha
5 4 (7.14%) MSTest
5 4 (7.14%) NUnit
6 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.57%) JIRA
7 2 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.79%) Appium
8 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.79%) JMeter
8 1 (1.79%) JUnit
8 1 (1.79%) Maven
8 1 (1.79%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Marketing
3 2 (3.57%) Law
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (25.00%) Developer
3 12 (21.43%) Azure Engineer
4 10 (17.86%) Azure DevOps
5 9 (16.07%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 8 (14.29%) .NET Developer
7 6 (10.71%) C# Developer
8 5 (8.93%) Agile Developer
8 5 (8.93%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (8.93%) Consultant
8 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) Sitecore Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Agile .NET Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Agile C# Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Architect
9 3 (5.36%) Azure Consultant
9 3 (5.36%) Lead DevOps
10 2 (3.57%) Integration Architect
10 2 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) .NET
2 11 (19.64%) CSS
2 11 (19.64%) HTML
3 10 (17.86%) jQuery
3 10 (17.86%) React
3 10 (17.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 7 (12.50%) HTML5
5 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET
6 4 (7.14%) Memcached
6 4 (7.14%) REST
6 4 (7.14%) Web Services
7 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
7 3 (5.36%) Entity Framework
7 3 (5.36%) JSON
7 3 (5.36%) Node.js
7 3 (5.36%) Sass
7 3 (5.36%) XML
8 2 (3.57%) ADO
8 2 (3.57%) Ajax
8 2 (3.57%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Public Cloud
2 5 (8.93%) Reinsurance
3 4 (7.14%) User Experience
4 2 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) CMDB
5 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.79%) NHS
5 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
4 1 (1.79%) Unix
4 1 (1.79%) VMS
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 13 (23.21%) Scrum
3 13 (23.21%) TDD
4 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (21.43%) Migration
5 7 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 7 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
6 6 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (10.71%) Deployment Automation
6 6 (10.71%) Front End Development
6 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (10.71%) MVC
7 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure as Code
7 5 (8.93%) Kanban
7 5 (8.93%) Microservices
7 5 (8.93%) SDLC
7 5 (8.93%) SOLID
7 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) C#
2 16 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 15 (26.79%) SQL
4 9 (16.07%) Java
5 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.36%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.57%) VB
7 2 (3.57%) VB6
8 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.57%) CCNA
2 2 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (1.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (1.79%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.79%) CCSP
3 1 (1.79%) CEH
3 1 (1.79%) CISM
3 1 (1.79%) CISSP
3 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.79%) SANS
3 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) NCSC
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) Docker
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (19.64%) Terraform
2 8 (14.29%) Kubernetes
3 3 (5.36%) SCCM
4 2 (3.57%) Ansible
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.57%) Puppet
5 1 (1.79%) Control-M
5 1 (1.79%) Kibana
5 1 (1.79%) logstash
5 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.79%) QRadar
5 1 (1.79%) Rancher
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.29%) Oracle
3 5 (8.93%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.57%) Databricks
4 2 (3.57%) Guidewire
4 2 (3.57%) Tableau
5 1 (1.79%) CommVault
5 1 (1.79%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.79%) Splunk
5 1 (1.79%) WSO2