Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 29 39
Rank change year-on-year +14 +10 +26
Contract jobs citing DevOps 114 67 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.82% 5.03% 4.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.26% 5.94% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 62 49
Cheshire median daily rate £437 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.65% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £360 £375 £325
90th Percentile £575 £586 £531
North West median daily rate £500 £481 £450
% change year-on-year +3.90% +6.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £64.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -46.15% +100.00% -

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 1,111 1,128 1,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.92% 84.62% 86.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 808 904
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.33%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £249
90th Percentile £538 £619 £621
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 40 31
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.60 £13.00 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.38% -33.76% +12.14%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.03 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £35.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £21.05
% change year-on-year -22.29% +33.05% -30.20%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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
Crewe -3 39 £475 -5.00% 2
Knutsford +9 28 £400 -1.54% 11
Warrington -6 13 £480 -10.28% 6
Chester +4 6 £405 -14.74% 5
Macclesfield -9 2 £590 +18.00% 1
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 51 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (41.23%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (35.96%) Java
4 40 (35.09%) Jenkins
4 40 (35.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 36 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (28.07%) Docker
7 25 (21.93%) Microsoft
7 25 (21.93%) SharePoint
8 23 (20.18%) Git (software)
9 22 (19.30%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (18.42%) Puppet
10 21 (18.42%) Node.js
10 21 (18.42%) Test Automation
10 21 (18.42%) Linux
10 21 (18.42%) JUnit
10 21 (18.42%) JMeter
10 21 (18.42%) Scrum
11 19 (16.67%) .NET
11 19 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
12 18 (15.79%) Selenium
12 18 (15.79%) Kubernetes
13 16 (14.04%) Ansible
14 15 (13.16%) Cucumber
14 15 (13.16%) JavaScript
14 15 (13.16%) Python
14 15 (13.16%) Windows
15 14 (12.28%) Amazon EC2
15 14 (12.28%) Terraform
15 14 (12.28%) Continuous Deployment

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 25 (21.93%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.39%) Apache
2 5 (4.39%) nginx
3 4 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.51%) CMS
4 3 (2.63%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.75%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.75%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.88%) Confluence
6 1 (0.88%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.88%) JBoss
6 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (9.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 47 (41.23%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (35.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (12.28%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (8.77%) Amazon S3
5 7 (6.14%) OpenShift
6 4 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.63%) BrowserStack
7 3 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.75%) IaaS
8 2 (1.75%) Office 365
8 2 (1.75%) Route 53
9 1 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.88%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) DSL
2 3 (2.63%) HTTP
2 3 (2.63%) Internet
2 3 (2.63%) SSH
2 3 (2.63%) SSL
3 2 (1.75%) ATM
3 2 (1.75%) DNS
3 2 (1.75%) SAN
3 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.88%) Network Security
4 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) MySQL
2 7 (6.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (3.51%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.51%) Big Data
3 4 (3.51%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.63%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.63%) ZAP BI
5 2 (1.75%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.75%) HBase
5 2 (1.75%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.88%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.88%) Power BI
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (35.09%) Jenkins
2 23 (20.18%) Git (software)
3 21 (18.42%) JMeter
3 21 (18.42%) JUnit
4 19 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 18 (15.79%) Selenium
6 15 (13.16%) Cucumber
7 12 (10.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (10.53%) Visual Studio
8 11 (9.65%) Maven
9 8 (7.02%) Bitbucket
10 7 (6.14%) JIRA
10 7 (6.14%) SonarQube
11 6 (5.26%) GitLab
12 5 (4.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (4.39%) MSBuild
13 4 (3.51%) gulp
13 4 (3.51%) TeamCity
14 3 (2.63%) CA Release Automation
14 3 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (2.63%) Finance
1 3 (2.63%) Legal
2 1 (0.88%) Automotive
2 1 (0.88%) Banking
2 1 (0.88%) Billing
2 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
2 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 41 (35.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (24.56%) Developer
3 14 (12.28%) Java Developer
4 12 (10.53%) AWS DevOps
4 12 (10.53%) AWS Engineer
5 10 (8.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) Tester
7 7 (6.14%) Architect
7 7 (6.14%) Automation Tester
7 7 (6.14%) Azure DevOps
8 6 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) QA Automation Tester
9 5 (4.39%) QA Tester
9 5 (4.39%) Service Architect
10 4 (3.51%) Azure Architect
10 4 (3.51%) CRM Developer
10 4 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (3.51%) Java Engineer
10 4 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.42%) Node.js
2 19 (16.67%) .NET
3 13 (11.40%) AngularJS
3 13 (11.40%) hapi
4 12 (10.53%) Spring
4 12 (10.53%) Spring Boot
4 12 (10.53%) Web Services
5 11 (9.65%) CSS
6 8 (7.02%) React
7 7 (6.14%) RESTful
8 6 (5.26%) HTML
9 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (4.39%) Dropwizard
10 4 (3.51%) Gherkin
10 4 (3.51%) REST
10 4 (3.51%) SOAP
11 3 (2.63%) Hibernate
11 3 (2.63%) Vue.js
11 3 (2.63%) WebSockets
12 2 (1.75%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (1.75%) Clustering
3 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.88%) Internet of Things
3 1 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.88%) PMI
3 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.42%) Linux
2 15 (13.16%) Windows
3 7 (6.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.51%) Unix
5 2 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Debian
6 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (18.42%) Scrum
3 21 (18.42%) Test Automation
4 14 (12.28%) Continuous Deployment
4 14 (12.28%) Deployment Automation
5 12 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (10.53%) CRM
6 11 (9.65%) Microservices
7 10 (8.77%) Static Code Analysis
8 9 (7.89%) OWASP
8 9 (7.89%) TDD
9 8 (7.02%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.02%) Regression Testing
9 8 (7.02%) Test Strategy
10 7 (6.14%) BDD
10 7 (6.14%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (6.14%) Problem Management
10 7 (6.14%) Web Operations
11 6 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 41 (35.96%) Java
2 15 (13.16%) JavaScript
2 15 (13.16%) Python
3 12 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 11 (9.65%) SQL
5 10 (8.77%) C#
6 9 (7.89%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.51%) Java 8
7 4 (3.51%) PHP
7 4 (3.51%) Ruby
8 3 (2.63%) Groovy
8 3 (2.63%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.75%) PHP 7
9 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.88%) Perl
10 1 (0.88%) Scala
10 1 (0.88%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.51%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.88%) ISEB
4 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.14%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) GDPR
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (28.07%) Docker
2 5 (4.39%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.51%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (1.75%) etcd
5 2 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (19.30%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (18.42%) Puppet
3 18 (15.79%) Kubernetes
4 16 (14.04%) Ansible
5 14 (12.28%) Terraform
6 6 (5.26%) Salt
7 3 (2.63%) BladeLogic
7 3 (2.63%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.75%) Consul
9 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.88%) Foglight
9 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 25 (21.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.26%) Oracle
3 5 (4.39%) Google
4 4 (3.51%) Rackspace
4 4 (3.51%) VMware
5 2 (1.75%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.88%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.88%) Brocade
6 1 (0.88%) CommVault
6 1 (0.88%) F5
6 1 (0.88%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) McAfee
6 1 (0.88%) Mitel
6 1 (0.88%) NetApp
6 1 (0.88%) NetIQ
6 1 (0.88%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.88%) TippingPoint