Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 21 48
Rank change year-on-year +11 +27 +13
Contract jobs citing DevOps 122 93 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 10.24% 7.07% 3.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.97% 8.23% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 62 28
Cheshire median daily rate £453 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.50% +11.11% +9.09%
10th Percentile £319 £378 £365
90th Percentile £736 £662 £569
North West median daily rate £512 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.79% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £64.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £64.00 £57.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year +11.30% +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 1,019 1,130 1,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.56% 85.93% 85.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 802 758
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 38
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.55 £19.00 £20.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.63% -8.71% +16.37%
10th Percentile £17.43 £10.79 £13.93
90th Percentile £46.25 £38.75 £44.11
North West median hourly rate £24.63 £25.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% -6.52% -10.85%

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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 53 £550 +10.00% 1
Knutsford -2 29 £373 -8.18% 16
Warrington -14 11 £500 -4.76% 16
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 58 (47.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (42.62%) Microsoft
3 50 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (40.16%) Jenkins
5 45 (36.89%) Java
6 36 (29.51%) Test Automation
7 35 (28.69%) JUnit
8 32 (26.23%) SharePoint
9 29 (23.77%) JMeter
10 26 (21.31%) Amazon AWS
11 25 (20.49%) Node.js
11 25 (20.49%) Selenium
11 25 (20.49%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (17.21%) Static Code Analysis
12 21 (17.21%) Docker
12 21 (17.21%) hapi
13 20 (16.39%) Cucumber
14 19 (15.57%) .NET
14 19 (15.57%) SonarQube
15 17 (13.93%) Scrum
16 16 (13.11%) Linux
16 16 (13.11%) Visual Studio Team System
16 16 (13.11%) Spring
17 15 (12.30%) Amazon EC2
17 15 (12.30%) REST
17 15 (12.30%) Dell
17 15 (12.30%) B2C
17 15 (12.30%) Deployment Automation
18 14 (11.48%) Boomi
18 14 (11.48%) Web Services

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 32 (26.23%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.10%) Apache
2 5 (4.10%) nginx
3 3 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.46%) CMS
4 2 (1.64%) Confluence
4 2 (1.64%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.82%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.82%) JBoss
5 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (10.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (47.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (21.31%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (12.30%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (11.48%) Boomi
5 10 (8.20%) Amazon S3
6 7 (5.74%) IaaS
7 6 (4.92%) PaaS
8 5 (4.10%) Office 365
8 5 (4.10%) SaaS
9 3 (2.46%) BrowserStack
9 3 (2.46%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.64%) GitHub
10 2 (1.64%) Route 53
10 2 (1.64%) Serverless
11 1 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.82%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) HTTP
1 5 (4.10%) SSL
2 4 (3.28%) DNS
2 4 (3.28%) Internet
2 4 (3.28%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.64%) ATM
3 2 (1.64%) Intranet
3 2 (1.64%) SAN
4 1 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.82%) Network Security
4 1 (0.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.38%) MySQL
2 8 (6.56%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (6.56%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.10%) Amazon Redshift
3 5 (4.10%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.46%) ZAP BI
6 2 (1.64%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.82%) Big Data
7 1 (0.82%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.82%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.82%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.82%) Power BI
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 49 (40.16%) Jenkins
2 35 (28.69%) JUnit
3 29 (23.77%) JMeter
4 25 (20.49%) Selenium
5 20 (16.39%) Cucumber
6 19 (15.57%) SonarQube
7 16 (13.11%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (11.48%) Git (software)
9 12 (9.84%) JIRA
10 11 (9.02%) Visual Studio
11 8 (6.56%) Mockito
11 8 (6.56%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (5.74%) Maven
13 5 (4.10%) GitLab
13 5 (4.10%) MSBuild
14 3 (2.46%) CA Release Automation
14 3 (2.46%) TeamCity
15 2 (1.64%) Bitbucket
15 2 (1.64%) gulp
16 1 (0.82%) Gradle
General
1 9 (7.38%) Finance
2 3 (2.46%) Law
3 2 (1.64%) Games
4 1 (0.82%) Banking
4 1 (0.82%) Billing
4 1 (0.82%) Electronics
4 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.82%) Marketing
4 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (27.05%) Developer
2 24 (19.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (17.21%) Architect
4 20 (16.39%) Java Developer
5 16 (13.11%) Technical Architect
6 14 (11.48%) Tester
7 13 (10.66%) Lead Architect
7 13 (10.66%) Technical Leader
8 12 (9.84%) Automation Tester
9 10 (8.20%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (7.38%) AWS DevOps
11 8 (6.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 7 (5.74%) Designer
13 6 (4.92%) Azure DevOps
13 6 (4.92%) Azure Engineer
14 5 (4.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 5 (4.10%) CRM Developer
14 5 (4.10%) Full Stack Developer
14 5 (4.10%) Linux Administrator
14 5 (4.10%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.49%) Node.js
2 21 (17.21%) hapi
3 19 (15.57%) .NET
4 16 (13.11%) Spring
5 15 (12.30%) REST
6 14 (11.48%) Web Services
7 13 (10.66%) AngularJS
8 11 (9.02%) SOAP
9 10 (8.20%) React
10 8 (6.56%) Apache Camel
10 8 (6.56%) Dropwizard
10 8 (6.56%) Spring Boot
10 8 (6.56%) WireMock
11 7 (5.74%) Hibernate
11 7 (5.74%) J2EE
11 7 (5.74%) Middleware
12 6 (4.92%) CSS
12 6 (4.92%) Java EE
12 6 (4.92%) JPA
13 5 (4.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.74%) Mainframe
2 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.64%) Tandem
4 1 (0.82%) Clustering
4 1 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.82%) PMI
4 1 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.11%) Linux
2 5 (4.10%) Debian
2 5 (4.10%) Ubuntu
2 5 (4.10%) Windows
3 4 (3.28%) Unix
4 3 (2.46%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.51%) Test Automation
3 25 (20.49%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (17.21%) Static Code Analysis
5 17 (13.93%) Scrum
6 15 (12.30%) B2C
6 15 (12.30%) Deployment Automation
7 13 (10.66%) CRM
8 12 (9.84%) Microservices
8 12 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (8.20%) Continuous Deployment
10 9 (7.38%) Performance Testing
11 8 (6.56%) TDD
12 7 (5.74%) Configuration Management
12 7 (5.74%) ITIL
12 7 (5.74%) OWASP
12 7 (5.74%) Project Management
12 7 (5.74%) Regression Testing
12 7 (5.74%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 45 (36.89%) Java
2 13 (10.66%) C#
3 11 (9.02%) Python
3 11 (9.02%) SQL
4 7 (5.74%) Bash Shell
5 6 (4.92%) Java 8
5 6 (4.92%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.46%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.64%) PHP
7 2 (1.64%) R
7 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.64%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (10.66%) BPSS Clearance
1 13 (10.66%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.64%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.82%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.82%) ISEB
4 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.66%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (17.21%) Docker
2 3 (2.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (7.38%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (6.56%) Ansible
2 8 (6.56%) Puppet
3 7 (5.74%) Kubernetes
4 6 (4.92%) CA Service Virtualization
5 5 (4.10%) Salt
6 3 (2.46%) BladeLogic
6 3 (2.46%) Terraform
7 1 (0.82%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.82%) Foglight
7 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 52 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.30%) Dell
3 6 (4.92%) CA
4 4 (3.28%) Oracle
5 3 (2.46%) VMware
6 2 (1.64%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.82%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.82%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.82%) Brocade
7 1 (0.82%) CommVault
7 1 (0.82%) F5
7 1 (0.82%) Google
7 1 (0.82%) HP
7 1 (0.82%) McAfee
7 1 (0.82%) NetApp
7 1 (0.82%) NetIQ
7 1 (0.82%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (0.82%) SAP
7 1 (0.82%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.82%) TippingPoint