Period
to 21 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 21 July 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 17 43
Rank change year-on-year +3 +26 -12
Contract jobs citing DevOps 83 109 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.43% 7.95% 3.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.11% 9.18% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 63 48
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £269 £376 £354
90th Percentile £634 £621 £566
North West median daily rate £523 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +17.65% -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 821 1,188 1,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.35% 86.65% 84.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 750 735
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 59 48
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.05 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.26% -41.67% +69.01%
10th Percentile £13.93 £11.09 £12.13
90th Percentile £51.50 £60.50 £51.50
North West median hourly rate £25.42 £24.13 £36.74
% change year-on-year +5.36% -34.33% +36.06%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Cheshire

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in Cheshire

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Cheshire

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -4 30 £400 - 4
Crewe +8 16 £490 -4.39% 1
Warrington -5 9 £563 +17.19% 10
Chester +8 2 £569 +28.53% 7
Macclesfield -2 2 £538 -14.00% 3
Sandbach - 1 £350 - 1
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 37 (44.58%) Jenkins
2 36 (43.37%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (31.33%) Docker
5 25 (30.12%) Java
6 21 (25.30%) JUnit
6 21 (25.30%) REST
6 21 (25.30%) Git (software)
7 20 (24.10%) Linux
7 20 (24.10%) Spring
8 17 (20.48%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (20.48%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (19.28%) React
9 16 (19.28%) Microsoft
10 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
11 14 (16.87%) Kubernetes
11 14 (16.87%) Finance
12 13 (15.66%) JIRA
12 13 (15.66%) Web Services
13 12 (14.46%) Spring Boot
13 12 (14.46%) Unit Testing
13 12 (14.46%) Middleware
14 11 (13.25%) JavaScript
14 11 (13.25%) Puppet
14 11 (13.25%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (13.25%) Ansible
15 10 (12.05%) AngularJS
15 10 (12.05%) Node.js
15 10 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (12.05%) SharePoint

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 10 (12.05%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.23%) JBoss
2 6 (7.23%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.41%) Confluence
3 2 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.20%) CMS
4 1 (1.20%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 36 (43.37%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (20.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.64%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (8.43%) Office 365
5 6 (7.23%) OpenShift
5 6 (7.23%) PaaS
6 3 (3.61%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (3.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (3.61%) GitHub
6 3 (3.61%) Serverless
7 2 (2.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (2.41%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (2.41%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.41%) SaaS
7 2 (2.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) SSL
2 2 (2.41%) LAN
2 2 (2.41%) SCCP
2 2 (2.41%) WAN
3 1 (1.20%) BGP
3 1 (1.20%) DHCP
3 1 (1.20%) DNS
3 1 (1.20%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.20%) Internet
3 1 (1.20%) IPsec
3 1 (1.20%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.20%) Network Security
3 1 (1.20%) OSPF
3 1 (1.20%) SAN
3 1 (1.20%) SNMP
3 1 (1.20%) VoIP
3 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.20%) Wireless
3 1 (1.20%) Wireless Security
3 1 (1.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) Amazon RDS
1 7 (8.43%) MySQL
2 6 (7.23%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.41%) Amazon Aurora
3 2 (2.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.20%) Big Data
4 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.20%) HBase
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (44.58%) Jenkins
2 21 (25.30%) Git (software)
2 21 (25.30%) JUnit
3 13 (15.66%) JIRA
4 9 (10.84%) JMeter
4 9 (10.84%) SonarQube
5 8 (9.64%) Cucumber
5 8 (9.64%) Mockito
6 4 (4.82%) Selenium
7 3 (3.61%) Maven
7 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.41%) Gradle
8 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.41%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.20%) GitLab
9 1 (1.20%) Hudson
9 1 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 14 (16.87%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Electronics
2 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.20%) Marketing
2 1 (1.20%) Retail
2 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (27.71%) Developer
2 17 (20.48%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (15.66%) Full Stack Developer
3 13 (15.66%) Java Developer
4 8 (9.64%) Architect
5 7 (8.43%) Administrator
5 7 (8.43%) Linux Administrator
5 7 (8.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 7 (8.43%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.23%) Designer
7 5 (6.02%) AWS Architect
8 4 (4.82%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (4.82%) Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.61%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Security Architect
9 3 (3.61%) Security Manager
9 3 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.61%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.30%) REST
2 20 (24.10%) Spring
3 16 (19.28%) React
4 13 (15.66%) Web Services
5 12 (14.46%) Middleware
5 12 (14.46%) Spring Boot
6 10 (12.05%) AngularJS
6 10 (12.05%) Node.js
7 8 (9.64%) .NET
7 8 (9.64%) Apache Camel
7 8 (9.64%) Dropwizard
7 8 (9.64%) hapi
7 8 (9.64%) jQuery
7 8 (9.64%) SOAP
7 8 (9.64%) WireMock
8 7 (8.43%) CSS
8 7 (8.43%) HTML
8 7 (8.43%) Servlets
9 5 (6.02%) J2EE
9 5 (6.02%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.43%) Mainframe
2 7 (8.43%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.23%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.41%) SCADA
5 1 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.20%) PKI
5 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.10%) Linux
2 7 (8.43%) Debian
2 7 (8.43%) Ubuntu
3 3 (3.61%) Windows
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.48%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
4 12 (14.46%) Unit Testing
5 10 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (10.84%) Information Security
6 9 (10.84%) Static Code Analysis
6 9 (10.84%) TDD
7 8 (9.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (9.64%) Microservices
8 7 (8.43%) Information Security Management
8 7 (8.43%) ISMS
8 7 (8.43%) Scrum
8 7 (8.43%) Security Management
8 7 (8.43%) Security Testing
9 6 (7.23%) API Design
9 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (7.23%) Deployment Automation
10 5 (6.02%) API Development
10 5 (6.02%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) Java
2 11 (13.25%) JavaScript
3 9 (10.84%) SQL
4 7 (8.43%) Python
5 6 (7.23%) Groovy
6 5 (6.02%) Java 8
7 4 (4.82%) C#
8 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.20%) C
9 1 (1.20%) Ruby
9 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.20%) VB
9 1 (1.20%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (2.41%) CCSP
3 2 (2.41%) CISM
3 2 (2.41%) CISSP
4 1 (1.20%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.20%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.20%) CCNA
4 1 (1.20%) CCNP
4 1 (1.20%) CEH
4 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) GDPR
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 22301
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (31.33%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (16.87%) Kubernetes
2 11 (13.25%) Ansible
2 11 (13.25%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (13.25%) Puppet
3 5 (6.02%) Terraform
4 3 (3.61%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (2.41%) Grafana
5 2 (2.41%) Packer
5 2 (2.41%) Prometheus
6 1 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.61%) CA
3 2 (2.41%) VMware
4 1 (1.20%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.20%) BT
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco
4 1 (1.20%) Google
4 1 (1.20%) IBM
4 1 (1.20%) Nimsoft
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle
4 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.20%) SAP