Period
to 15 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 15 October 2021 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 11 20
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9 0
Contract jobs citing DevOps 135 73 139
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 9.36% 12.23% 7.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.31% 14.26% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 46 80
10th Percentile £360 £317 £343
25th Percentile £396 £346 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £424 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.19% -10.79% +11.76%
75th Percentile £523 £495 £538
90th Percentile £585 £520 £600
England median daily rate £550 £525 £540
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £52.00 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year - +18.18% -
England median hourly rate £54.25 £52.50 £49.25
% change year-on-year +3.33% +6.60% -6.19%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,194 512 1,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.74% 85.76% 82.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 320 904
10th Percentile £213 £212 £232
25th Percentile £325 £309 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £380 £413
Median % change year-on-year +11.99% -8.00% +3.13%
75th Percentile £516 £475 £500
90th Percentile £591 £528 £575
England median daily rate £520 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 23 83
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.81 £10.62
25th Percentile £10.50 £11.12 £11.24
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.28
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.46% -7.87%
75th Percentile £24.42 £23.40 £24.50
90th Percentile £50.95 £43.75 £46.70
England median hourly rate £24.18 £25.67 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.81% +14.07% +12.50%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the East Midlands

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for DevOps in the East Midlands

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 15 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in the East Midlands

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 October 2021. 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
Nottinghamshire +1 46 £525 +35.48% 52
Northamptonshire +4 33 £405 +7.14% 26
Leicestershire -12 30 £420 -10.16% 28
Derbyshire -8 11 £425 -5.56% 11
Lincolnshire - 4 £350 - 8
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 77 (57.04%) Azure
2 53 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (25.93%) AWS
4 32 (23.70%) Kubernetes
5 29 (21.48%) Git (software)
6 25 (18.52%) Microsoft
7 24 (17.78%) Jenkins
8 23 (17.04%) SQL
8 23 (17.04%) JIRA
9 22 (16.30%) Linux
9 22 (16.30%) Python
9 22 (16.30%) Scrum
10 19 (14.07%) .NET
10 19 (14.07%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (13.33%) Docker
12 16 (11.85%) Data Lake
13 15 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (11.11%) Banking
14 14 (10.37%) Java
14 14 (10.37%) Opscode Chef
15 13 (9.63%) Terraform
15 13 (9.63%) Infrastructure as Code
15 13 (9.63%) Social Skills
15 13 (9.63%) C#
15 13 (9.63%) Oracle
15 13 (9.63%) PowerShell
16 12 (8.89%) Puppet
16 12 (8.89%) SQL Server
16 12 (8.89%) Windows
16 12 (8.89%) Ansible

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 6 (4.44%) Confluence
2 5 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.70%) IIS
3 4 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.22%) JBoss
5 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.74%) Apache
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (57.04%) Azure
2 35 (25.93%) AWS
3 10 (7.41%) Power Platform
3 10 (7.41%) Serverless
4 9 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (5.93%) IaaS
6 7 (5.19%) Azure Pipelines
7 6 (4.44%) OpenShift
7 6 (4.44%) PaaS
8 5 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (3.70%) AWS CloudTrail
8 5 (3.70%) AWS CodePipeline
9 4 (2.96%) AWS CodeDeploy
9 4 (2.96%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (2.22%) Amazon EKS
10 3 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (2.22%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (2.22%) Azure Logic Apps
10 3 (2.22%) Datadog
10 3 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.70%) Firewall
2 2 (1.48%) Internet
2 2 (1.48%) LAN
2 2 (1.48%) WAN
3 1 (0.74%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (0.74%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.74%) IPv4
3 1 (0.74%) Network Security
3 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.74%) VLAN
3 1 (0.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.85%) Data Lake
2 12 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 9 (6.67%) Power BI
4 7 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (5.19%) Hadoop
4 7 (5.19%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.44%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (4.44%) Event Store
6 5 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (3.70%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.70%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.70%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.22%) Apache Hive
7 3 (2.22%) Big Data
7 3 (2.22%) HBase
7 3 (2.22%) Impala
7 3 (2.22%) MariaDB
7 3 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (21.48%) Git (software)
2 24 (17.78%) Jenkins
3 23 (17.04%) JIRA
4 7 (5.19%) Postman
4 7 (5.19%) Selenium
4 7 (5.19%) SonarQube
4 7 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (4.44%) Artifactory
5 6 (4.44%) Bitbucket
5 6 (4.44%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (2.96%) GitLab
6 4 (2.96%) JMeter
7 3 (2.22%) JUnit
7 3 (2.22%) REST Assured
7 3 (2.22%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.48%) Chocolatey
8 2 (1.48%) Newman
8 2 (1.48%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (11.11%) Banking
2 13 (9.63%) Social Skills
3 11 (8.15%) Finance
4 10 (7.41%) Retail
5 9 (6.67%) Influencing Skills
6 5 (3.70%) Aerospace
6 5 (3.70%) Public Sector
7 4 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.96%) Organisational Skills
8 3 (2.22%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.74%) Advertising
9 1 (0.74%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.74%) Law
9 1 (0.74%) Military
9 1 (0.74%) Police
9 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (18.52%) Architect
3 18 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
4 17 (12.59%) Developer
5 15 (11.11%) Azure DevOps
5 15 (11.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 13 (9.63%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (8.15%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.19%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Analyst
10 5 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) Applications Developer
11 4 (2.96%) Business Analyst
11 4 (2.96%) Consultant
11 4 (2.96%) React Developer
11 4 (2.96%) Technical Architect
12 3 (2.22%) Ab Initio Developer
12 3 (2.22%) Applications Architect
12 3 (2.22%) Development Manager
12 3 (2.22%) Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.07%) .NET
2 11 (8.15%) CSS
3 9 (6.67%) HTML
4 8 (5.93%) ADO
4 8 (5.93%) ARM Templates
4 8 (5.93%) Node.js
4 8 (5.93%) REST
5 7 (5.19%) AngularJS
5 7 (5.19%) React
6 6 (4.44%) Spring
6 6 (4.44%) Spring Boot
7 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.70%) HTML5
7 5 (3.70%) RESTful
8 4 (2.96%) .NET Core
8 4 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (2.96%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (2.22%) JDBC
9 3 (2.22%) Redux
9 3 (2.22%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (4.44%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.96%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.22%) User Experience
6 2 (1.48%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.48%) NHS
6 2 (1.48%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) BYOD
7 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.30%) Linux
2 12 (8.89%) Windows
3 4 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.22%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.48%) VMS
5 2 (1.48%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (16.30%) Scrum
3 19 (14.07%) Continuous Improvement
4 15 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (9.63%) Infrastructure as Code
6 11 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (8.15%) MVC
6 11 (8.15%) Test Automation
7 10 (7.41%) Configuration Management
7 10 (7.41%) Migration
8 9 (6.67%) Architectural Design
8 9 (6.67%) Project Delivery
8 9 (6.67%) Project Management
8 9 (6.67%) Software Engineering
9 8 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (5.93%) Customer Requirements
9 8 (5.93%) Data Governance
9 8 (5.93%) E-Commerce
10 7 (5.19%) ITIL
10 7 (5.19%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.04%) SQL
2 22 (16.30%) Python
3 14 (10.37%) Java
4 13 (9.63%) C#
4 13 (9.63%) PowerShell
5 10 (7.41%) Groovy
6 9 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.96%) Scala
8 3 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.22%) Java 11
8 3 (2.22%) Java 8
8 3 (2.22%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.22%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.48%) C
9 2 (1.48%) C++
9 2 (1.48%) Go
9 2 (1.48%) Ruby
9 2 (1.48%) VBScript
10 1 (0.74%) Lua
10 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (2.22%) ISEB
1 3 (2.22%) ISTQB
1 3 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.48%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.74%) Degree
3 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.74%) PMP
3 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.19%) QA
2 4 (2.96%) Accessibility
2 4 (2.96%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.96%) WCAG
3 3 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (13.33%) Docker
2 5 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (2.22%) HDFS
4 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (23.70%) Kubernetes
2 14 (10.37%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (9.63%) Terraform
4 12 (8.89%) Ansible
4 12 (8.89%) Puppet
5 7 (5.19%) Istio
6 4 (2.96%) Prometheus
7 3 (2.22%) Grafana
7 3 (2.22%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (1.48%) Control-M
8 2 (1.48%) WSUS
8 2 (1.48%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.74%) Kibana
9 1 (0.74%) Packer
9 1 (0.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.63%) Oracle
3 8 (5.93%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.96%) SAP
6 3 (2.22%) Ab Initio
6 3 (2.22%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.22%) Databricks
6 3 (2.22%) Teradata
7 2 (1.48%) Google
7 2 (1.48%) Splunk
7 2 (1.48%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.74%) Apple
8 1 (0.74%) Cadence
8 1 (0.74%) Cisco
8 1 (0.74%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.74%) F5
8 1 (0.74%) IBM
8 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.74%) VMware