Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 29 53
Rank change year-on-year 0 +24 +27
Contract jobs citing DevOps 83 78 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.80% 4.97% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.00% 6.05% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 69 38
Birmingham median daily rate £525 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -2.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £400 £381 £424
90th Percentile £600 £675 £583
West Midlands median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £31.31 -

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 1,185 1,289 1,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.75% 82.21% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 951 808
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £223 £228 £250
90th Percentile £559 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 19 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.77 £12.45 £10.60
90th Percentile £30.20 £45.35 £32.98
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.00 £17.12
% change year-on-year -36.60% +46.03% -14.40%

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 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 54 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (51.81%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (38.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (38.55%) Java
4 28 (33.73%) Microservices
5 22 (26.51%) Spring Boot
6 21 (25.30%) Docker
6 21 (25.30%) TDD
7 20 (24.10%) Spring
7 20 (24.10%) JavaScript
8 19 (22.89%) Terraform
8 19 (22.89%) Java 8
9 17 (20.48%) AngularJS
10 16 (19.28%) Jenkins
11 14 (16.87%) Hibernate
12 13 (15.66%) Scrum
12 13 (15.66%) Node.js
13 12 (14.46%) Puppet
14 11 (13.25%) React
14 11 (13.25%) Ansible
14 11 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (12.05%) SQL
15 10 (12.05%) Linux
15 10 (12.05%) IntelliJ
15 10 (12.05%) Dropwizard
16 9 (10.84%) Python
16 9 (10.84%) Oracle
16 9 (10.84%) C#
16 9 (10.84%) Configuration Management
16 9 (10.84%) Opscode Chef

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 (3.61%) Apache
1 3 (3.61%) CMS
1 3 (3.61%) JBoss
1 3 (3.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (3.61%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.41%) EPiServer
2 2 (2.41%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.20%) Drupal
3 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.61%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (1.20%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 43 (51.81%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (38.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.64%) Serverless
4 7 (8.43%) PaaS
5 5 (6.02%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (6.02%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (6.02%) Amazon S3
5 5 (6.02%) GitHub
5 5 (6.02%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (6.02%) Route 53
6 4 (4.82%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (4.82%) Azure Functions
6 4 (4.82%) Office 365
7 3 (3.61%) IaaS
7 3 (3.61%) SaaS
8 2 (2.41%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) Network Security
2 1 (1.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) Relational Database
2 8 (9.64%) MySQL
3 7 (8.43%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (6.02%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (6.02%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.82%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.41%) Big Data
7 2 (2.41%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (2.41%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.41%) Redis
8 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (19.28%) Jenkins
2 10 (12.05%) IntelliJ
3 7 (8.43%) JIRA
4 5 (6.02%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.02%) GitLab
5 4 (4.82%) Selenium
5 4 (4.82%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (3.61%) Maven
6 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.41%) Gradle
7 2 (2.41%) Grunt
7 2 (2.41%) Moq
7 2 (2.41%) MSTest
7 2 (2.41%) NUnit
8 1 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.20%) Mockito
8 1 (1.20%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (7.23%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Aerospace
2 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.20%) Advertising
3 1 (1.20%) Back Office
3 1 (1.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (37.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (31.33%) Developer
3 15 (18.07%) Java Developer
4 13 (15.66%) AWS DevOps
5 12 (14.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 12 (14.46%) AWS Engineer
6 11 (13.25%) Agile Developer
6 11 (13.25%) Agile Java Developer
6 11 (13.25%) AWS Developer
7 9 (10.84%) Architect
7 9 (10.84%) Java Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Azure DevOps
9 6 (7.23%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Azure Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) Security Architect
11 4 (4.82%) .NET Developer
11 4 (4.82%) Information Security Architect
11 4 (4.82%) Security Solutions Architect
11 4 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.51%) Spring Boot
2 20 (24.10%) Spring
3 17 (20.48%) AngularJS
4 14 (16.87%) Hibernate
5 13 (15.66%) Node.js
6 11 (13.25%) React
7 10 (12.05%) Dropwizard
8 8 (9.64%) HTML
9 7 (8.43%) .NET
9 7 (8.43%) OAuth
9 7 (8.43%) RESTful
10 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET
10 6 (7.23%) CSS
10 6 (7.23%) Web Services
11 5 (6.02%) ActiveMQ
11 5 (6.02%) HTML5
11 5 (6.02%) J2EE
11 5 (6.02%) OAuth2
12 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (4.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.82%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (4.82%) Mobile App
1 4 (4.82%) PKI
2 3 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.61%) User Experience
3 1 (1.20%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.20%) NHS
3 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.05%) Linux
2 5 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.61%) Windows
4 1 (1.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (33.73%) Microservices
3 21 (25.30%) TDD
4 13 (15.66%) Scrum
5 11 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (10.84%) Configuration Management
7 8 (9.64%) Identity Management
8 6 (7.23%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (7.23%) Migration
9 5 (6.02%) Continuous Deployment
9 5 (6.02%) Information Security
9 5 (6.02%) MVC
9 5 (6.02%) SDLC
9 5 (6.02%) Security Architecture
9 5 (6.02%) SOA
10 4 (4.82%) BDD
10 4 (4.82%) CRM
10 4 (4.82%) E-Commerce
10 4 (4.82%) SIEM
10 4 (4.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.55%) Java
2 20 (24.10%) JavaScript
3 19 (22.89%) Java 8
4 10 (12.05%) SQL
5 9 (10.84%) C#
5 9 (10.84%) Python
6 4 (4.82%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.61%) Go
7 3 (3.61%) PHP
7 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.41%) Groovy
8 2 (2.41%) Ruby
8 2 (2.41%) Scala
9 1 (1.20%) ES6
9 1 (1.20%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.02%) Degree
4 4 (4.82%) CEH
4 4 (4.82%) CISM
4 4 (4.82%) CISSP
5 3 (3.61%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) GDPR
2 4 (4.82%) QA
3 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.20%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (25.30%) Docker
2 4 (4.82%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (2.41%) etcd
Systems Management
1 19 (22.89%) Terraform
2 12 (14.46%) Puppet
3 11 (13.25%) Ansible
4 9 (10.84%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.82%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.41%) Consul
7 1 (1.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (10.84%) Oracle
2 8 (9.64%) Google
2 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.61%) hybris
3 3 (3.61%) SAP
4 2 (2.41%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.41%) Zend
5 1 (1.20%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.20%) TIBCO