Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 40 37
Rank change year-on-year +20 -3 +33
Contract jobs citing DevOps 108 47 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.90% 3.84% 5.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.21% 4.56% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 47 70
Cheshire median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £376 £354 £374
90th Percentile £623 £568 £579
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £451
% change year-on-year +5.56% -0.22% +0.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £53.75 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +26.47% - -

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 1,173 1,031 1,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.81% 84.30% 85.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 726 1,092
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 49 40
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +69.01% +1.43%
10th Percentile £11.02 £12.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £51.00 £44.35
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -34.03% +30.91% -

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 16 July 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 16 July 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
Knutsford +10 29 £400 - 4
Crewe 0 14 £513 +86.36% 1
Warrington -2 12 £490 -8.41% 17
Chester +2 7 £443 -2.21% 13
Macclesfield -3 7 £625 +25.00%
Northwich - 1 - -
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 56 (51.85%) Jenkins
2 55 (50.93%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (43.52%) Java
5 46 (42.59%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (37.96%) Linux
7 38 (35.19%) Docker
8 33 (30.56%) Python
9 32 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (28.70%) Git (software)
11 30 (27.78%) Kubernetes
12 28 (25.93%) Terraform
13 27 (25.00%) Puppet
14 25 (23.15%) JavaScript
14 25 (23.15%) Ansible
15 22 (20.37%) Ruby
16 20 (18.52%) Windows
16 20 (18.52%) Test Automation
17 19 (17.59%) OpenShift
17 19 (17.59%) Configuration Management
17 19 (17.59%) Scrum
18 18 (16.67%) AngularJS
19 17 (15.74%) Finance
19 17 (15.74%) Continuous Delivery
20 16 (14.81%) TDD
20 16 (14.81%) Spring
20 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
21 15 (13.89%) SQL
21 15 (13.89%) Spring Boot
22 14 (12.96%) JIRA

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 11 (10.19%) JBoss
2 10 (9.26%) Apache
3 9 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.56%) Apache Spark
4 6 (5.56%) Confluence
5 4 (3.70%) Apache Pig
6 3 (2.78%) Apache Solr
6 3 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.78%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.85%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.93%) CMS
8 1 (0.93%) Mongoose
8 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 55 (50.93%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (17.59%) OpenShift
3 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (12.96%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (11.11%) Amazon S3
6 10 (9.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (6.48%) PaaS
8 6 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (2.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (1.85%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (1.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.85%) IaaS
10 2 (1.85%) Serverless
11 1 (0.93%) GitHub
11 1 (0.93%) Heroku
11 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) DSL
1 4 (3.70%) Internet
2 3 (2.78%) SSH
3 2 (1.85%) VPN
4 1 (0.93%) HTTP
4 1 (0.93%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) Hadoop
2 8 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.56%) Big Data
3 6 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.63%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.63%) MySQL
5 4 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.70%) Apache Hive
5 4 (3.70%) HBase
6 2 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.85%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.93%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.93%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.93%) Redis
Development Applications
1 56 (51.85%) Jenkins
2 31 (28.70%) Git (software)
3 14 (12.96%) JIRA
4 13 (12.04%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (10.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (10.19%) Gradle
6 8 (7.41%) Hudson
7 7 (6.48%) CA Release Automation
7 7 (6.48%) Selenium
8 6 (5.56%) Bitbucket
8 6 (5.56%) Maven
9 5 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.63%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.70%) Grunt
10 4 (3.70%) gulp
10 4 (3.70%) Subversion
10 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.78%) JUnit
11 3 (2.78%) SonarQube
11 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (15.74%) Finance
2 11 (10.19%) Banking
3 5 (4.63%) Automotive
4 4 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.70%) Law
5 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (43.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (24.07%) Developer
3 6 (5.56%) DevOps Developer
3 6 (5.56%) Java Developer
3 6 (5.56%) Java Engineer
4 5 (4.63%) Architect
4 5 (4.63%) Consultant
4 5 (4.63%) Middleware Engineer
5 4 (3.70%) AWS DevOps
5 4 (3.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 4 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (3.70%) Cloud Developer
5 4 (3.70%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (2.78%) Agile Developer
6 3 (2.78%) Middleware Developer
6 3 (2.78%) Project Manager
6 3 (2.78%) Python Developer
6 3 (2.78%) Service Architect
7 2 (1.85%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (1.85%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 16 (14.81%) Spring
3 15 (13.89%) Spring Boot
4 10 (9.26%) .NET
4 10 (9.26%) Node.js
4 10 (9.26%) React
5 9 (8.33%) Middleware
6 8 (7.41%) REST
7 6 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (5.56%) JSON
7 6 (5.56%) RESTful
7 6 (5.56%) Web Services
8 5 (4.63%) Dropwizard
8 5 (4.63%) Gherkin
8 5 (4.63%) Hibernate
8 5 (4.63%) HTML
8 5 (4.63%) SOAP
9 4 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (2.78%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.48%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.63%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.78%) Internet of Things
4 3 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.78%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (37.96%) Linux
2 20 (18.52%) Windows
3 6 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.70%) Unix
5 3 (2.78%) Android
5 3 (2.78%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (18.52%) Test Automation
4 19 (17.59%) Configuration Management
4 19 (17.59%) Scrum
5 17 (15.74%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (14.81%) TDD
7 12 (11.11%) Microservices
8 9 (8.33%) Migration
8 9 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 7 (6.48%) High Availability
10 6 (5.56%) Risk Management
10 6 (5.56%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 6 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (4.63%) Continuous Deployment
11 5 (4.63%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (4.63%) ITIL
11 5 (4.63%) OO
11 5 (4.63%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (43.52%) Java
2 33 (30.56%) Python
3 25 (23.15%) JavaScript
4 22 (20.37%) Ruby
5 15 (13.89%) SQL
6 13 (12.04%) Bash Shell
7 12 (11.11%) Groovy
7 12 (11.11%) PowerShell
8 7 (6.48%) Go
8 7 (6.48%) Java 8
9 5 (4.63%) Perl
10 4 (3.70%) C
11 3 (2.78%) C#
11 3 (2.78%) C++
11 3 (2.78%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.85%) Scala
13 1 (0.93%) Jython
13 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.93%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (3.70%) AWS Certification
1 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.93%) Degree
3 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) GDPR
1 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (35.19%) Docker
2 4 (3.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (3.70%) etcd
3 3 (2.78%) QEMU
3 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.85%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.93%) LXC
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 46 (42.59%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (27.78%) Kubernetes
3 28 (25.93%) Terraform
4 27 (25.00%) Puppet
5 25 (23.15%) Ansible
6 8 (7.41%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (6.48%) Salt
8 6 (5.56%) Consul
9 4 (3.70%) logstash
10 3 (2.78%) Packer
10 3 (2.78%) Rancher
11 1 (0.93%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.93%) CA Service Virtualization
11 1 (0.93%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (10.19%) Red Hat
2 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.26%) Splunk
3 5 (4.63%) AppDynamics
4 4 (3.70%) Oracle
4 4 (3.70%) Rackspace
5 3 (2.78%) Ab Initio
5 3 (2.78%) Google
5 3 (2.78%) VMware
6 2 (1.85%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.93%) CA
7 1 (0.93%) IBM
7 1 (0.93%) Mitel
7 1 (0.93%) Segue