Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 42 34
Rank change year-on-year +24 -8 +33
Contract jobs citing DevOps 107 50 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.23% 4.00% 5.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.44% 4.85% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 50 68
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £369 £350 £388
90th Percentile £615 £575 £543
North West median daily rate £493 £450 £465
% change year-on-year +9.44% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £64.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +38.46% -

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 1,133 1,031 1,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 87.15% 82.41% 86.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 719 1,072
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £543 £526 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 43 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £53.00 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -26.67% +37.93% -26.82%

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 September 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 September 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 +6 29 £475 +72.73% 1
Knutsford +3 16 £400 +1.59% 14
Warrington -6 13 £480 -10.28% 4
Chester +8 11 £413 -13.16% 14
Macclesfield -6 7 £625 +25.00% 2
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 54 (50.47%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (44.86%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (41.12%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (41.12%) Jenkins
4 37 (34.58%) Docker
5 36 (33.64%) Java
6 34 (31.78%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (29.91%) Git (software)
8 31 (28.97%) Puppet
9 28 (26.17%) Microsoft Azure
9 28 (26.17%) Linux
10 26 (24.30%) Python
11 23 (21.50%) Scrum
11 23 (21.50%) Kubernetes
11 23 (21.50%) Terraform
12 22 (20.56%) Ansible
12 22 (20.56%) Test Automation
13 18 (16.82%) JavaScript
14 17 (15.89%) AngularJS
15 16 (14.95%) Visual Studio Team System
15 16 (14.95%) Microsoft
15 16 (14.95%) Configuration Management
15 16 (14.95%) Selenium
16 15 (14.02%) Node.js
16 15 (14.02%) Continuous Delivery
16 15 (14.02%) Continuous Deployment
17 14 (13.08%) Ruby
17 14 (13.08%) Spring
17 14 (13.08%) Windows
17 14 (13.08%) .NET

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 14 (13.08%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.54%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.67%) Apache Pig
4 4 (3.74%) Apache
4 4 (3.74%) Confluence
4 4 (3.74%) nginx
5 3 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.80%) CMS
5 3 (2.80%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (8.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 48 (44.86%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (26.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (10.28%) OpenShift
4 10 (9.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (6.54%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (5.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (3.74%) Amazon S3
8 3 (2.80%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (2.80%) BrowserStack
9 2 (1.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.87%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.87%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (1.87%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (1.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.87%) Serverless
10 1 (0.93%) IaaS
10 1 (0.93%) Office 365
10 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.67%) Internet
2 4 (3.74%) DSL
3 3 (2.80%) SSH
3 3 (2.80%) SSL
4 2 (1.87%) DNS
4 2 (1.87%) HTTP
4 2 (1.87%) SAN
4 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.87%) VPN
5 1 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.41%) Hadoop
1 9 (8.41%) MySQL
2 7 (6.54%) Big Data
3 6 (5.61%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (5.61%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (4.67%) Apache Hive
4 5 (4.67%) HBase
4 5 (4.67%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.74%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (3.74%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.80%) ZAP BI
7 2 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.93%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (41.12%) Jenkins
2 32 (29.91%) Git (software)
3 16 (14.95%) Selenium
3 16 (14.95%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (11.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (11.21%) Cucumber
4 12 (11.21%) JIRA
4 12 (11.21%) JMeter
4 12 (11.21%) JUnit
5 11 (10.28%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (9.35%) Maven
6 10 (9.35%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (8.41%) Hudson
8 7 (6.54%) Bitbucket
8 7 (6.54%) Visual Studio
9 6 (5.61%) GitLab
9 6 (5.61%) SonarQube
9 6 (5.61%) Subversion
10 5 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.74%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (4.67%) Automotive
2 3 (2.80%) Finance
2 3 (2.80%) Legal
3 2 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (40.19%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (21.50%) Developer
3 7 (6.54%) Architect
3 7 (6.54%) Java Developer
4 5 (4.67%) Automation Tester
4 5 (4.67%) Cloud Developer
4 5 (4.67%) DevOps Developer
4 5 (4.67%) Service Architect
4 5 (4.67%) Tester
5 4 (3.74%) Azure Architect
5 4 (3.74%) Java Engineer
5 4 (3.74%) QA Automation Tester
5 4 (3.74%) QA Tester
6 3 (2.80%) AWS Architect
6 3 (2.80%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (2.80%) CRM Developer
6 3 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (2.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (2.80%) ITIL Service Architect
7 2 (1.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.89%) AngularJS
2 15 (14.02%) Node.js
3 14 (13.08%) .NET
3 14 (13.08%) Spring
4 13 (12.15%) React
4 13 (12.15%) Spring Boot
5 12 (11.21%) Web Services
6 9 (8.41%) CSS
6 9 (8.41%) RESTful
7 7 (6.54%) REST
8 6 (5.61%) Gherkin
8 6 (5.61%) HTML
9 5 (4.67%) Dropwizard
9 5 (4.67%) hapi
9 5 (4.67%) SOAP
10 4 (3.74%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (3.74%) Kafka
11 3 (2.80%) Vue.js
11 3 (2.80%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.54%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (2.80%) Internet of Things
3 2 (1.87%) Clustering
4 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.17%) Linux
2 14 (13.08%) Windows
3 6 (5.61%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.87%) CentOS
4 2 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.87%) Unix
4 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (50.47%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (41.12%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (21.50%) Scrum
4 22 (20.56%) Test Automation
5 16 (14.95%) Configuration Management
6 15 (14.02%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (14.02%) Continuous Deployment
7 13 (12.15%) Microservices
8 11 (10.28%) OWASP
9 10 (9.35%) CRM
9 10 (9.35%) TDD
10 9 (8.41%) Deployment Automation
10 9 (8.41%) High Availability
11 7 (6.54%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 7 (6.54%) Test Strategy
11 7 (6.54%) Workflow
12 6 (5.61%) ITIL
12 6 (5.61%) OO
12 6 (5.61%) Problem Management
12 6 (5.61%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.64%) Java
2 26 (24.30%) Python
3 18 (16.82%) JavaScript
4 14 (13.08%) Ruby
5 12 (11.21%) Bash Shell
5 12 (11.21%) SQL
6 11 (10.28%) PowerShell
7 7 (6.54%) C#
8 5 (4.67%) Groovy
9 4 (3.74%) Java 8
9 4 (3.74%) PHP
10 2 (1.87%) Perl
10 2 (1.87%) PHP 7
10 2 (1.87%) Scala
11 1 (0.93%) C
11 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.93%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (5.61%) AWS Certification
2 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) GDPR
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (34.58%) Docker
2 5 (4.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (3.74%) etcd
4 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (31.78%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (28.97%) Puppet
3 23 (21.50%) Kubernetes
3 23 (21.50%) Terraform
4 22 (20.56%) Ansible
5 10 (9.35%) Salt
6 7 (6.54%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (3.74%) Consul
8 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.93%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.93%) Foglight
8 1 (0.93%) Kibana
8 1 (0.93%) logstash
8 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 16 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.61%) Oracle
3 4 (3.74%) Google
3 4 (3.74%) Rackspace
4 3 (2.80%) AppDynamics
4 3 (2.80%) Splunk
4 3 (2.80%) VMware
5 2 (1.87%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.93%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.93%) Brocade
6 1 (0.93%) CA
6 1 (0.93%) CommVault
6 1 (0.93%) HP
6 1 (0.93%) McAfee
6 1 (0.93%) Mitel
6 1 (0.93%) NetApp
6 1 (0.93%) NetIQ
6 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.93%) TippingPoint