Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 18 58
Rank change year-on-year -1 +40 +28
Contract jobs citing DevOps 92 120 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.00% 7.47% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.26% 8.95% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 88 30
Birmingham median daily rate £494 £516 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +3.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £371 £400 £436
90th Percentile £713 £665 £553
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £31.31 -
% change year-on-year +11.79% - -

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 1,114 1,341 1,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 84.78% 83.50% 84.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 940 739
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
West Midlands median daily rate £429 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.99% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 38 32
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.50 £17.11 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.16% +2.12% +9.84%
10th Percentile £10.08 £9.31 £10.76
90th Percentile £43.00 £53.75 £38.53
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £21.18
% change year-on-year -30.00% +18.04% +11.47%

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 22 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 51 (55.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (53.26%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (42.39%) Jenkins
5 29 (31.52%) Python
5 29 (31.52%) Terraform
6 27 (29.35%) Java
6 27 (29.35%) JavaScript
7 23 (25.00%) Docker
8 22 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (23.91%) Serverless
9 20 (21.74%) Microservices
10 18 (19.57%) Ansible
11 17 (18.48%) Maven
11 17 (18.48%) C#
12 16 (17.39%) Perl
12 16 (17.39%) Scrum
13 15 (16.30%) SaaS
14 14 (15.22%) Spring
15 13 (14.13%) TDD
16 12 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
16 12 (13.04%) SQL
16 12 (13.04%) IaaS
16 12 (13.04%) Test Automation
17 11 (11.96%) Puppet
17 11 (11.96%) Opscode Chef
17 11 (11.96%) User Experience
17 11 (11.96%) Octopus Deploy
17 11 (11.96%) Web Services
17 11 (11.96%) JIRA

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 5 (5.43%) Anypoint
2 4 (4.35%) Apache
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.26%) JBoss
3 3 (3.26%) Mule
3 3 (3.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.09%) CMS
5 1 (1.09%) Mailman
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.09%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (3.26%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 51 (55.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (23.91%) Serverless
4 15 (16.30%) SaaS
5 12 (13.04%) IaaS
6 9 (9.78%) PaaS
7 7 (7.61%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (6.52%) GitHub
9 4 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (4.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (4.35%) Amazon S3
9 4 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (4.35%) AWS CodePipeline
9 4 (4.35%) Azure Functions
9 4 (4.35%) CloudFront
9 4 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (3.26%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (2.17%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.09%) DKIM
2 1 (1.09%) IMAP
2 1 (1.09%) Internet
2 1 (1.09%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.09%) S/MIME
2 1 (1.09%) SMTP
2 1 (1.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.43%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.43%) RDBMS
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.35%) MySQL
3 4 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.26%) Big Data
4 3 (3.26%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (3.26%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.17%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (2.17%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 39 (42.39%) Jenkins
2 17 (18.48%) Maven
3 11 (11.96%) JIRA
3 11 (11.96%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (7.61%) Git (software)
4 7 (7.61%) IntelliJ
4 7 (7.61%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (3.26%) Selenium
5 3 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.17%) Moq
6 2 (2.17%) MSTest
6 2 (2.17%) NUnit
6 2 (2.17%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.09%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.09%) Gradle
7 1 (1.09%) Grunt
7 1 (1.09%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.09%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (9.78%) Finance
2 2 (2.17%) Electronics
2 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.17%) Marketing
2 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (39.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (29.35%) Developer
3 13 (14.13%) AWS DevOps
3 13 (14.13%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 13 (14.13%) AWS Engineer
4 12 (13.04%) Java Developer
5 11 (11.96%) Senior DevOps
6 10 (10.87%) Architect
6 10 (10.87%) Azure Engineer
7 9 (9.78%) Azure DevOps
8 8 (8.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Senior Developer
9 7 (7.61%) Agile Developer
9 7 (7.61%) Agile Java Developer
9 7 (7.61%) AWS Developer
9 7 (7.61%) React Developer
9 7 (7.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) DevOps Developer
11 4 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.22%) Spring
2 11 (11.96%) Web Services
3 10 (10.87%) Hibernate
3 10 (10.87%) Node.js
3 10 (10.87%) Spring Boot
4 9 (9.78%) .NET
4 9 (9.78%) React
5 7 (7.61%) Dropwizard
6 6 (6.52%) HTML
7 5 (5.43%) AngularJS
8 4 (4.35%) .NET Core
8 4 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (4.35%) CSS
8 4 (4.35%) J2EE
9 3 (3.26%) Django
9 3 (3.26%) GraphQL
9 3 (3.26%) LAMP
9 3 (3.26%) SAML
9 3 (3.26%) XHTML
9 3 (3.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.96%) User Experience
2 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.26%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.17%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.09%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.09%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.87%) Linux
2 6 (6.52%) Windows
3 3 (3.26%) CentOS
3 3 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.17%) Android
4 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.09%) SUSE
5 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (53.26%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (21.74%) Microservices
4 16 (17.39%) Scrum
5 13 (14.13%) TDD
6 12 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 9 (9.78%) Configuration Management
7 9 (9.78%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 9 (9.78%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (9.78%) Web Design
8 8 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (6.52%) API Development
9 6 (6.52%) Identity Management
9 6 (6.52%) Open Source
9 6 (6.52%) SOA
10 5 (5.43%) Front End Development
10 5 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (5.43%) Software Delivery
10 5 (5.43%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 29 (31.52%) Python
2 27 (29.35%) Java
2 27 (29.35%) JavaScript
3 17 (18.48%) C#
4 16 (17.39%) Perl
5 12 (13.04%) SQL
6 8 (8.70%) Java 8
7 6 (6.52%) Bash Shell
8 5 (5.43%) PHP
8 5 (5.43%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.17%) Ruby
10 1 (1.09%) Go
10 1 (1.09%) Groovy
10 1 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (3.26%) AWS Certification
1 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) GDPR
2 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (25.00%) Docker
2 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.09%) etcd
3 1 (1.09%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 29 (31.52%) Terraform
2 18 (19.57%) Ansible
3 11 (11.96%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (11.96%) Puppet
4 9 (9.78%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.26%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (3.26%) Mesos
5 3 (3.26%) rkt
5 3 (3.26%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.17%) Grafana
6 2 (2.17%) Graphite
6 2 (2.17%) Nagios
6 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (2.17%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.09%) Consul
Vendors
1 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.70%) Oracle
3 5 (5.43%) MuleSoft
3 5 (5.43%) SAP
4 3 (3.26%) hybris
5 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco
6 1 (1.09%) Google
6 1 (1.09%) Proofpoint
6 1 (1.09%) SnapLogic
6 1 (1.09%) VMware
6 1 (1.09%) Zend