Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 35 45
Rank change year-on-year +16 +10 +30
Contract jobs citing DevOps 104 49 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.07% 4.50% 4.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.44% 5.40% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 39 53
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% +4.71% -2.86%
10th Percentile £383 £350 £363
90th Percentile £644 £535 £520
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £56.25 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +32.35% - -

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 1,102 908 1,671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.49% 83.30% 85.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 634 1,105
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £237 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 43 51
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +66.67% -7.46%
10th Percentile £10.76 £15.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.50 £55.00 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £35.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year -38.87% +19.33% +32.22%

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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 2018. 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
Warrington +5 26 £513 +17.14% 17
Knutsford +6 21 £398 -0.63% 3
Crewe -7 9 £563 +104.55% 1
Chester -3 6 £435 +1.16% 6
Macclesfield -2 5 £625 +25.00%
Northwich - 1 - -
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 65 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 51 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (47.12%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (41.35%) Linux
5 39 (37.50%) Java
5 39 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (36.54%) Docker
7 33 (31.73%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (31.73%) Python
8 32 (30.77%) Git (software)
9 31 (29.81%) Puppet
10 28 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
11 27 (25.96%) Scrum
12 26 (25.00%) Kubernetes
12 26 (25.00%) Terraform
13 25 (24.04%) Ansible
14 24 (23.08%) PowerShell
15 23 (22.12%) Ruby
16 22 (21.15%) Configuration Management
17 21 (20.19%) Windows
17 21 (20.19%) PaaS
18 20 (19.23%) Test Automation
18 20 (19.23%) JavaScript
18 20 (19.23%) Red Hat
19 18 (17.31%) Continuous Delivery
20 17 (16.35%) OpenShift
21 16 (15.38%) Visual Studio
21 16 (15.38%) JIRA
21 16 (15.38%) Finance
22 15 (14.42%) IaaS

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 12 (11.54%) Apache
1 12 (11.54%) JBoss
2 10 (9.62%) Tomcat
3 8 (7.69%) Confluence
4 5 (4.81%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.88%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.88%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.88%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.88%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.92%) Mongoose
6 2 (1.92%) nginx
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 49 (47.12%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (20.19%) PaaS
4 17 (16.35%) OpenShift
5 15 (14.42%) IaaS
6 13 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (11.54%) Amazon S3
8 11 (10.58%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (5.77%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (4.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (3.85%) GitHub
12 3 (2.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (2.88%) SaaS
13 2 (1.92%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (1.92%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (1.92%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (1.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (1.92%) Serverless
13 2 (1.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) HTTP
2 3 (2.88%) Internet
3 2 (1.92%) VPN
4 1 (0.96%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.65%) Hadoop
3 7 (6.73%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.81%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.85%) Big Data
6 3 (2.88%) Apache Hive
6 3 (2.88%) HBase
6 3 (2.88%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.88%) MySQL
7 2 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.96%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.96%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 65 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 32 (30.77%) Git (software)
3 16 (15.38%) JIRA
3 16 (15.38%) Visual Studio
4 13 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (9.62%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (8.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (8.65%) Gradle
6 9 (8.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (6.73%) CA Release Automation
7 7 (6.73%) Selenium
7 7 (6.73%) SonarQube
7 7 (6.73%) TeamCity
8 6 (5.77%) Hudson
9 4 (3.85%) Maven
10 3 (2.88%) GitLab
10 3 (2.88%) gulp
10 3 (2.88%) JUnit
10 3 (2.88%) Subversion
11 2 (1.92%) GoCD
General
1 16 (15.38%) Finance
2 12 (11.54%) Banking
3 4 (3.85%) Automotive
3 4 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 4 (3.85%) Law
4 2 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.96%) Billing
5 1 (0.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (43.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (18.27%) Developer
3 18 (17.31%) Azure DevOps
4 15 (14.42%) Consultant
5 14 (13.46%) DevOps Consultant
6 12 (11.54%) Azure Consultant
7 10 (9.62%) AWS DevOps
8 8 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 6 (5.77%) Middleware Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Cloud Consultant
10 5 (4.81%) DevOps Developer
10 5 (4.81%) Integration Consultant
11 4 (3.85%) AWS Consultant
11 4 (3.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Azure Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Cloud Developer
11 4 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.46%) JSON
2 12 (11.54%) AngularJS
3 10 (9.62%) .NET
3 10 (9.62%) Middleware
4 8 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 8 (7.69%) Spring
4 8 (7.69%) Spring Boot
5 7 (6.73%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (5.77%) Node.js
6 6 (5.77%) React
6 6 (5.77%) REST
6 6 (5.77%) Web Services
7 5 (4.81%) Gherkin
7 5 (4.81%) HTML
8 4 (3.85%) RESTful
8 4 (3.85%) SOAP
9 3 (2.88%) Ajax
9 3 (2.88%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.88%) jQuery
9 3 (2.88%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (5.77%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.81%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.88%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.92%) Clustering
5 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.92%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (41.35%) Linux
2 21 (20.19%) Windows
3 12 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.85%) Unix
4 4 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.88%) Android
5 3 (2.88%) CentOS
6 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.73%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (25.96%) Scrum
4 22 (21.15%) Configuration Management
5 20 (19.23%) Test Automation
6 18 (17.31%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (12.50%) Kanban
7 13 (12.50%) TDD
8 12 (11.54%) Migration
9 10 (9.62%) Decision-Making
9 10 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (7.69%) Microservices
10 8 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (6.73%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.77%) Load Balancing
12 6 (5.77%) Mentoring
13 5 (4.81%) BDD
13 5 (4.81%) High Availability
13 5 (4.81%) Risk Management
13 5 (4.81%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 39 (37.50%) Java
2 33 (31.73%) Python
3 24 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 23 (22.12%) Ruby
5 20 (19.23%) JavaScript
6 13 (12.50%) Bash Shell
7 12 (11.54%) SQL
8 10 (9.62%) Groovy
9 8 (7.69%) Perl
10 7 (6.73%) Go
11 5 (4.81%) Java 8
12 4 (3.85%) C
13 3 (2.88%) C++
13 3 (2.88%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.92%) Scala
15 1 (0.96%) C#
15 1 (0.96%) Clojure
15 1 (0.96%) Jython
Qualifications
1 3 (2.88%) AWS Certification
2 1 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.96%) Degree
2 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.96%) MCSE
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 38 (36.54%) Docker
2 3 (2.88%) QEMU
2 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.92%) etcd
4 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.96%) LXC
4 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 39 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (29.81%) Puppet
3 26 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 26 (25.00%) Terraform
4 25 (24.04%) Ansible
5 7 (6.73%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (4.81%) Salt
7 4 (3.85%) Consul
7 4 (3.85%) logstash
8 3 (2.88%) Packer
8 3 (2.88%) Rancher
9 1 (0.96%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.96%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.96%) Kibana
Vendors
1 20 (19.23%) Red Hat
2 14 (13.46%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.62%) Splunk
4 5 (4.81%) AppDynamics
5 3 (2.88%) Ab Initio
5 3 (2.88%) VMware
6 2 (1.92%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.92%) IBM
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle
7 1 (0.96%) CA
7 1 (0.96%) Segue