Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 36 59
Rank change year-on-year +5 +23 +9
Contract jobs citing DevOps 74 60 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.57% 4.36% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.64% 5.04% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 45 29
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +9.38%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £330
90th Percentile £626 £583 £648
North West median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year +84.62% - -

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 1114 1190 1756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.82% 86.42% 84.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 857 1182
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.84 £20.14 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.36% +13.35% -3.95%
10th Percentile £9.45 £13.00 £12.74
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.48 £34.25
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £30.15
% change year-on-year +4.17% -20.40% +72.29%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 0 24 £500 +5.26% 4
Warrington +16 23 £535 +33.75% 1
Knutsford -4 12 £406 -4.41% 3
Macclesfield +3 1 £525 -12.50%
Chester -13 1 £475 +8.57% 1
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 48 (64.86%) Jenkins
2 46 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (47.30%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (47.30%) Linux
4 32 (43.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (43.24%) Puppet
5 30 (40.54%) Scrum
6 29 (39.19%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (37.84%) PowerShell
7 28 (37.84%) Python
8 26 (35.14%) Configuration Management
9 22 (29.73%) Bash Shell
10 21 (28.38%) TeamCity
10 21 (28.38%) Ansible
11 20 (27.03%) Windows
12 19 (25.68%) Web Services
12 19 (25.68%) Continuous Delivery
12 19 (25.68%) Git (software)
13 18 (24.32%) Ruby
14 17 (22.97%) Docker
15 16 (21.62%) Java
16 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
16 15 (20.27%) JIRA
16 15 (20.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
17 14 (18.92%) Visual Studio
18 13 (17.57%) PaaS
18 13 (17.57%) Kanban
18 13 (17.57%) Web Operations
19 12 (16.22%) SonarQube

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 9 (12.16%) Confluence
2 6 (8.11%) nginx
3 4 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.05%) Apache
4 3 (4.05%) JBoss
5 2 (2.70%) Anypoint
5 2 (2.70%) CMS
5 2 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (43.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (17.57%) PaaS
4 10 (13.51%) IaaS
5 6 (8.11%) OpenShift
5 6 (8.11%) Slack
6 5 (6.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (6.76%) GitHub
7 2 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.70%) SaaS
8 1 (1.35%) Datadog
8 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.86%) HTTP
2 8 (10.81%) Internet
3 2 (2.70%) Firewall
3 2 (2.70%) FTP
4 1 (1.35%) DHCP
4 1 (1.35%) DNS
4 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.35%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) MongoDB
2 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.76%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (6.76%) MySQL
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.35%) DB2
5 1 (1.35%) Ingres
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (64.86%) Jenkins
2 21 (28.38%) TeamCity
3 19 (25.68%) Git (software)
4 15 (20.27%) JIRA
5 14 (18.92%) Visual Studio
6 12 (16.22%) SonarQube
7 7 (9.46%) Bitbucket
8 6 (8.11%) Gradle
8 6 (8.11%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (5.41%) Cucumber
10 4 (5.41%) Maven
11 3 (4.05%) Ant
11 3 (4.05%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (4.05%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (2.70%) gulp
12 2 (2.70%) Selenium
13 1 (1.35%) AppScan
13 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
13 1 (1.35%) JUnit
General
1 6 (8.11%) Banking
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (58.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (25.68%) Azure DevOps
3 12 (16.22%) WebOps Engineer
4 11 (14.86%) Developer
5 10 (13.51%) AWS DevOps
6 9 (12.16%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 9 (12.16%) Azure Engineer
7 8 (10.81%) Azure Consultant
7 8 (10.81%) Consultant
7 8 (10.81%) DevOps Consultant
7 8 (10.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 7 (9.46%) Senior DevOps
8 7 (9.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Lead DevOps
9 5 (6.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Cloud Consultant
10 4 (5.41%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.68%) Web Services
2 10 (13.51%) .NET
3 8 (10.81%) JSON
4 7 (9.46%) .NET Framework
5 5 (6.76%) AngularJS
5 5 (6.76%) J2EE
5 5 (6.76%) LEMP Stack
5 5 (6.76%) Middleware
5 5 (6.76%) REST
5 5 (6.76%) Spring
5 5 (6.76%) Spring Boot
6 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (5.41%) RESTful
7 3 (4.05%) SOAP
7 3 (4.05%) Spring Security
8 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.70%) JMS
8 2 (2.70%) jQuery
8 2 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (2.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Clustering
2 3 (4.05%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.70%) Replication
4 1 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (47.30%) Linux
2 20 (27.03%) Windows
3 15 (20.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.05%) Unix
4 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.35%) Android
5 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.35%) CentOS
5 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (47.30%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (40.54%) Scrum
4 26 (35.14%) Configuration Management
5 19 (25.68%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (17.57%) Kanban
6 13 (17.57%) Web Operations
7 10 (13.51%) Test Automation
8 7 (9.46%) Coaching
8 7 (9.46%) Software Engineering
8 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (9.46%) TDD
9 6 (8.11%) Load Balancing
9 6 (8.11%) Mentoring
9 6 (8.11%) Microservices
9 6 (8.11%) Project Management
9 6 (8.11%) Static Code Analysis
10 5 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (6.76%) MVC
11 4 (5.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.84%) PowerShell
1 28 (37.84%) Python
2 22 (29.73%) Bash Shell
3 18 (24.32%) Ruby
4 16 (21.62%) Java
5 6 (8.11%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.76%) C#
7 4 (5.41%) Perl
7 4 (5.41%) SQL
8 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.05%) Jython
9 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.70%) VB
10 1 (1.35%) AWK
10 1 (1.35%) Go
10 1 (1.35%) Korn
10 1 (1.35%) sed
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.35%) CCDP
3 1 (1.35%) CCIE
3 1 (1.35%) CCNP
3 1 (1.35%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.35%) CISM
3 1 (1.35%) CISSP
3 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) QA
System Software
1 17 (22.97%) Docker
2 5 (6.76%) Xen
3 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 32 (43.24%) Puppet
2 29 (39.19%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (28.38%) Ansible
4 8 (10.81%) Kubernetes
5 7 (9.46%) Terraform
6 5 (6.76%) Rancher
7 2 (2.70%) Rundeck
8 1 (1.35%) HP Fortify
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.51%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.70%) Capita
3 2 (2.70%) DevExpress
3 2 (2.70%) MuleSoft
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco
4 1 (1.35%) IBM
4 1 (1.35%) Perforce