Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 29 65
Rank change year-on-year 0 +36 +18
Contract jobs citing DevOps 87 72 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.89% 5.08% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.21% 6.12% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 65 27
Birmingham median daily rate £525 £475 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -4.04% +32.00%
10th Percentile £400 £365 £384
90th Percentile £600 £575 £602
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +20.00%
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 1,206 1,177 1,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.71% 83.00% 82.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 848 874
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +1.94% +6.16%
10th Percentile £228 £250 £243
90th Percentile £558 £525 £549
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 20 32
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.42 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.02% -6.97% -32.97%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.13 £10.80
90th Percentile £25.40 £44.30 £38.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -31.82% +22.22% -18.18%

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 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 55 (63.22%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (51.72%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (37.93%) Java
4 27 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (25.29%) TDD
6 20 (22.99%) Jenkins
6 20 (22.99%) Docker
6 20 (22.99%) Microservices
7 19 (21.84%) JavaScript
8 18 (20.69%) Puppet
8 18 (20.69%) Spring Boot
9 17 (19.54%) Terraform
10 16 (18.39%) Java 8
10 16 (18.39%) Node.js
10 16 (18.39%) AngularJS
10 16 (18.39%) Linux
10 16 (18.39%) Scrum
11 15 (17.24%) Spring
12 14 (16.09%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (14.94%) Python
13 13 (14.94%) Configuration Management
14 12 (13.79%) Security Cleared
15 11 (12.64%) SC Cleared
15 11 (12.64%) Migration
15 11 (12.64%) React
16 10 (11.49%) Hibernate
16 10 (11.49%) Git (software)
16 10 (11.49%) Amazon S3
16 10 (11.49%) Opscode Chef
17 9 (10.34%) Amazon ELB

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 (5.75%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.60%) JBoss
3 3 (3.45%) CMS
3 3 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.30%) Apache
4 2 (2.30%) EPiServer
4 2 (2.30%) GlassFish
4 2 (2.30%) IIS
4 2 (2.30%) Mule
4 2 (2.30%) Mule ESB
4 2 (2.30%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.15%) Drupal
5 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.15%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 45 (51.72%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (11.49%) Amazon S3
4 9 (10.34%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (10.34%) Amazon ELB
4 9 (10.34%) Route 53
5 8 (9.20%) Serverless
6 5 (5.75%) GitHub
6 5 (5.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (5.75%) PaaS
7 4 (4.60%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (4.60%) Azure Functions
7 4 (4.60%) Office 365
8 2 (2.30%) OpenShift
8 2 (2.30%) SaaS
9 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.15%) IaaS
9 1 (1.15%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) Network Security
2 3 (3.45%) Firewall
2 3 (3.45%) SSL
3 2 (2.30%) DNS
3 2 (2.30%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.30%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.15%) HTTP
4 1 (1.15%) SMS
4 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) Amazon RDS
1 9 (10.34%) MySQL
1 9 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.05%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.90%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.75%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.60%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.30%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (22.99%) Jenkins
2 10 (11.49%) Git (software)
3 9 (10.34%) JIRA
4 7 (8.05%) IntelliJ
4 7 (8.05%) Maven
4 7 (8.05%) Selenium
5 5 (5.75%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.75%) GitLab
6 3 (3.45%) Grunt
6 3 (3.45%) JUnit
6 3 (3.45%) Subversion
6 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.30%) Ant
7 2 (2.30%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.30%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.30%) Gradle
7 2 (2.30%) MSBuild
7 2 (2.30%) NUnit
7 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (4.60%) Aerospace
1 4 (4.60%) Finance
1 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.30%) Retail
3 1 (1.15%) Back Office
3 1 (1.15%) Banking
3 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (31.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (29.89%) Developer
3 15 (17.24%) AWS DevOps
4 14 (16.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 14 (16.09%) AWS Engineer
5 10 (11.49%) Java Developer
6 9 (10.34%) AWS Developer
6 9 (10.34%) Java Engineer
7 8 (9.20%) Agile Developer
7 8 (9.20%) Agile Java Developer
8 6 (6.90%) Architect
9 5 (5.75%) .NET Developer
9 5 (5.75%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Security Architect
10 4 (4.60%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (4.60%) Information Architect
10 4 (4.60%) Information Security Architect
10 4 (4.60%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.60%) Security Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.69%) Spring Boot
2 16 (18.39%) AngularJS
2 16 (18.39%) Node.js
3 15 (17.24%) Spring
4 11 (12.64%) React
5 10 (11.49%) Hibernate
6 9 (10.34%) HTML
7 8 (9.20%) .NET
7 8 (9.20%) RESTful
7 8 (9.20%) Web Services
8 7 (8.05%) ASP.NET
8 7 (8.05%) Dropwizard
8 7 (8.05%) OAuth
9 6 (6.90%) HTML5
9 6 (6.90%) jQuery
9 6 (6.90%) XML
10 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (5.75%) CSS
10 5 (5.75%) OAuth2
11 4 (4.60%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (4.60%) Mobile App
1 4 (4.60%) PKI
2 3 (3.45%) User Experience
3 2 (2.30%) Clustering
3 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.30%) NHS
3 2 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.30%) Wiki
4 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.39%) Linux
2 9 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.45%) CentOS
3 3 (3.45%) Windows
4 2 (2.30%) Debian
4 2 (2.30%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (63.22%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.29%) TDD
3 20 (22.99%) Microservices
4 16 (18.39%) Scrum
5 14 (16.09%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (14.94%) Configuration Management
7 11 (12.64%) Migration
8 7 (8.05%) BDD
8 7 (8.05%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.05%) Open Source
8 7 (8.05%) Software Engineering
9 6 (6.90%) Continuous Deployment
9 6 (6.90%) Identity Management
9 6 (6.90%) MVC
10 5 (5.75%) Information Security
10 5 (5.75%) OO
10 5 (5.75%) Risk Management
10 5 (5.75%) SDLC
10 5 (5.75%) Security Architecture
10 5 (5.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.93%) Java
2 19 (21.84%) JavaScript
3 16 (18.39%) Java 8
4 13 (14.94%) Python
5 8 (9.20%) C#
6 6 (6.90%) PHP
7 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
7 5 (5.75%) SQL
8 3 (3.45%) Ruby
9 2 (2.30%) Go
9 2 (2.30%) Groovy
9 2 (2.30%) Perl
9 2 (2.30%) Scala
9 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.15%) C++
10 1 (1.15%) ES6
10 1 (1.15%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 12 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) AWS Certification
4 4 (4.60%) CEH
4 4 (4.60%) CISM
4 4 (4.60%) CISSP
4 4 (4.60%) Degree
5 1 (1.15%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) GDPR
2 5 (5.75%) GCP
3 4 (4.60%) QA
4 2 (2.30%) PMO
5 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (22.99%) Docker
2 4 (4.60%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (2.30%) etcd
3 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.30%) NFS
3 2 (2.30%) Samba
3 2 (2.30%) Squid
3 2 (2.30%) Varnish
3 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (20.69%) Puppet
2 17 (19.54%) Terraform
3 10 (11.49%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (9.20%) Ansible
5 7 (8.05%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.30%) Consul
6 2 (2.30%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.30%) Nagios
6 2 (2.30%) Salt
6 2 (2.30%) WMI
7 1 (1.15%) Packer
Vendors
1 8 (9.20%) Google
2 7 (8.05%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.75%) Oracle
4 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.30%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.30%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.30%) Splunk
5 2 (2.30%) VMware
5 2 (2.30%) WSO2
5 2 (2.30%) Zend
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco
6 1 (1.15%) HP
6 1 (1.15%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.15%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.15%) TIBCO