Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 46 58
Rank change year-on-year +26 +12 +25
Contract jobs citing DevOps 93 39 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.06% 3.18% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.36% 3.76% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 27 33
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £378 £360 £315
90th Percentile £662 £574 £559
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £57.50 £51.00 -
% change year-on-year +12.75% - -

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 1,113 1,038 1,604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.51% 84.60% 82.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 785 757 1,077
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £583
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +18.18% -21.02%
10th Percentile £10.79 £13.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £44.23 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £23.17 £27.50 £30.15
% change year-on-year -15.74% -8.79% +48.19%

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 February 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 21 February 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 +19 28 £525 +14.13% 6
Crewe - 26 £500 - 3
Knutsford - 19 £406 - 7
Northwich - 1 - -
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 60 (64.52%) Jenkins
2 52 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (50.54%) Linux
4 38 (40.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 36 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (37.63%) Opscode Chef
7 34 (36.56%) PowerShell
7 34 (36.56%) Python
8 33 (35.48%) Scrum
8 33 (35.48%) Puppet
9 29 (31.18%) Amazon AWS
10 26 (27.96%) Ansible
10 26 (27.96%) Docker
10 26 (27.96%) Java
11 25 (26.88%) Configuration Management
11 25 (26.88%) Git (software)
12 24 (25.81%) Ruby
13 23 (24.73%) PaaS
13 23 (24.73%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (23.66%) Windows
15 21 (22.58%) Bash Shell
16 20 (21.51%) TeamCity
17 19 (20.43%) JIRA
18 17 (18.28%) Visual Studio
18 17 (18.28%) Red Hat
18 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
18 17 (18.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 16 (17.20%) Web Services
20 15 (16.13%) Apache
20 15 (16.13%) Kanban

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 15 (16.13%) Apache
2 14 (15.05%) JBoss
3 9 (9.68%) Tomcat
4 8 (8.60%) Confluence
5 5 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (4.30%) nginx
7 3 (3.23%) Apache Solr
7 3 (3.23%) WebSphere
7 3 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (2.15%) Anypoint
8 2 (2.15%) Mongoose
9 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.08%) CMS
9 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.08%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (40.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (31.18%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (24.73%) PaaS
4 15 (16.13%) IaaS
5 11 (11.83%) OpenShift
6 8 (8.60%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (6.45%) GitHub
8 5 (5.38%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (4.30%) Amazon S3
9 4 (4.30%) Slack
10 3 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (3.23%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (2.15%) SaaS
12 1 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (1.08%) Datadog
12 1 (1.08%) Engine Yard
12 1 (1.08%) Heroku
12 1 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.83%) HTTP
2 9 (9.68%) Internet
3 2 (2.15%) FTP
4 1 (1.08%) Firewall
4 1 (1.08%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.38%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.15%) MySQL
4 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.08%) Ingres
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 60 (64.52%) Jenkins
2 25 (26.88%) Git (software)
3 20 (21.51%) TeamCity
4 19 (20.43%) JIRA
5 17 (18.28%) Visual Studio
6 13 (13.98%) SonarQube
7 8 (8.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (8.60%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (7.53%) Bitbucket
8 7 (7.53%) Gradle
9 6 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (5.38%) Selenium
11 4 (4.30%) Ant
11 4 (4.30%) Cucumber
11 4 (4.30%) gulp
11 4 (4.30%) Maven
12 3 (3.23%) GitLab
12 3 (3.23%) JUnit
13 2 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 9 (9.68%) Finance
2 8 (8.60%) Banking
3 1 (1.08%) Billing
3 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 53 (56.99%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (26.88%) Azure DevOps
3 14 (15.05%) Developer
4 13 (13.98%) AWS DevOps
4 13 (13.98%) Consultant
4 13 (13.98%) DevOps Consultant
5 12 (12.90%) Azure Consultant
5 12 (12.90%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 12 (12.90%) WebOps Engineer
6 11 (11.83%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 11 (11.83%) Azure Engineer
7 8 (8.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 8 (8.60%) AWS Engineer
7 8 (8.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 8 (8.60%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Middleware Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) DevOps Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Integration Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Lead DevOps
9 5 (5.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.20%) Web Services
2 12 (12.90%) JSON
2 12 (12.90%) Middleware
3 7 (7.53%) .NET
4 6 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (5.38%) .NET Framework
5 5 (5.38%) AngularJS
5 5 (5.38%) J2EE
5 5 (5.38%) Spring Boot
6 4 (4.30%) REST
6 4 (4.30%) Spring
7 3 (3.23%) Ajax
7 3 (3.23%) HTML
7 3 (3.23%) HTML5
7 3 (3.23%) jQuery
7 3 (3.23%) Node.js
7 3 (3.23%) SOAP
7 3 (3.23%) Spring Security
8 2 (2.15%) CSS3
8 2 (2.15%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.30%) Clustering
4 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.08%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 47 (50.54%) Linux
2 22 (23.66%) Windows
3 17 (18.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.30%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.15%) Android
5 2 (2.15%) Unix
6 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.08%) CentOS
6 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (35.48%) Scrum
4 25 (26.88%) Configuration Management
5 23 (24.73%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (16.13%) Kanban
7 13 (13.98%) Test Automation
7 13 (13.98%) Web Operations
8 11 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (9.68%) Project Management
10 8 (8.60%) TDD
11 6 (6.45%) Agile Project Management
11 6 (6.45%) Coaching
11 6 (6.45%) Mentoring
12 5 (5.38%) ITIL
12 5 (5.38%) Microservices
12 5 (5.38%) Migration
12 5 (5.38%) Software Engineering
13 4 (4.30%) Load Balancing
13 4 (4.30%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (36.56%) PowerShell
1 34 (36.56%) Python
2 26 (27.96%) Java
3 24 (25.81%) Ruby
4 21 (22.58%) Bash Shell
5 13 (13.98%) JavaScript
6 10 (10.75%) Perl
7 5 (5.38%) Go
7 5 (5.38%) SQL
8 4 (4.30%) Jython
9 2 (2.15%) C#
9 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.15%) VB
10 1 (1.08%) Clojure
10 1 (1.08%) Groovy
10 1 (1.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (3.23%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.08%) CCDP
3 1 (1.08%) CCIE
3 1 (1.08%) CCNP
3 1 (1.08%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.08%) CISM
3 1 (1.08%) CISSP
3 1 (1.08%) MCSE
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 26 (27.96%) Docker
2 1 (1.08%) LXC
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (37.63%) Opscode Chef
2 33 (35.48%) Puppet
3 26 (27.96%) Ansible
4 13 (13.98%) Terraform
5 12 (12.90%) Kubernetes
6 4 (4.30%) Rancher
7 3 (3.23%) logstash
7 3 (3.23%) Packer
8 2 (2.15%) Consul
8 2 (2.15%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (2.15%) Rundeck
9 1 (1.08%) HP Fortify
9 1 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
1 17 (18.28%) Red Hat
2 6 (6.45%) Splunk
3 3 (3.23%) Ab Initio
3 3 (3.23%) IBM
4 2 (2.15%) Capita
4 2 (2.15%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.08%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle
5 1 (1.08%) Segue