Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 13 16
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 0
Contract jobs citing DevOps 97 65 185
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.12% 8.87% 8.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.76% 11.21% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 30 120
10th Percentile £326 £302 £315
25th Percentile £363 £316 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £384 £478
Median % change year-on-year +10.68% -19.58% +12.35%
75th Percentile £525 £478 £550
90th Percentile £588 £609 £674
England median daily rate £540 £538 £545
% change year-on-year +0.47% -1.38% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £44.00
England median hourly rate £52.50 £52.50 £48.00
% change year-on-year - +9.38% -19.16%

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 994 580 1,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.18% 79.13% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 322 1,112
10th Percentile £203 £213 £225
25th Percentile £313 £308 £315
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £400
75th Percentile £500 £488 £488
90th Percentile £588 £587 £550
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 31 96
10th Percentile £9.28 £9.52 £10.64
25th Percentile £10.50 £11.31 £11.61
Median hourly rate £14.61 £14.20 £14.27
Median % change year-on-year +2.92% -0.53% -7.94%
75th Percentile £24.25 £28.93 £19.18
90th Percentile £50.58 £45.00 £44.88
England median hourly rate £22.81 £24.95 £22.92
% change year-on-year -8.58% +8.85% +11.95%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -5 35 £525 -5.62% 39
Northamptonshire +1 30 £396 +25.12% 9
Leicestershire -3 17 £375 -11.24% 19
Derbyshire -2 12 £449 -14.52% 11
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 52 (53.61%) Azure
2 30 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (26.80%) AWS
4 25 (25.77%) Git (software)
5 22 (22.68%) Jenkins
6 19 (19.59%) SQL
6 19 (19.59%) Linux
7 17 (17.53%) Docker
8 16 (16.49%) Kubernetes
8 16 (16.49%) .NET
8 16 (16.49%) Banking
9 15 (15.46%) Microsoft
9 15 (15.46%) JIRA
9 15 (15.46%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (15.46%) Data Lake
10 13 (13.40%) PowerShell
10 13 (13.40%) Python
11 12 (12.37%) JavaScript
12 11 (11.34%) C#
12 11 (11.34%) CSS
12 11 (11.34%) Architectural Design
13 10 (10.31%) React
13 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
13 10 (10.31%) TDD
14 9 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (9.28%) Java
14 9 (9.28%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (9.28%) Test Automation
14 9 (9.28%) IaaS
14 9 (9.28%) REST

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 5 (5.15%) Apache Spark
1 5 (5.15%) IIS
2 4 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.09%) JBoss
4 2 (2.06%) Confluence
4 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.03%) Apache
5 1 (1.03%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Chatbot
1 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (53.61%) Azure
2 26 (26.80%) AWS
3 9 (9.28%) IaaS
4 7 (7.22%) Azure Pipelines
4 7 (7.22%) PaaS
5 4 (4.12%) GCP
5 4 (4.12%) GitHub
5 4 (4.12%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (4.12%) OpenShift
5 4 (4.12%) Power Platform
5 4 (4.12%) SaaS
5 4 (4.12%) Serverless
6 3 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (2.06%) Azure Functions
7 2 (2.06%) Azure Logic Apps
7 2 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (2.06%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.12%) Firewall
2 2 (2.06%) Internet
2 2 (2.06%) LAN
2 2 (2.06%) WAN
3 1 (1.03%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (1.03%) HTTP
3 1 (1.03%) IPv4
3 1 (1.03%) Network Security
3 1 (1.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.46%) Data Lake
2 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.19%) Event Store
3 6 (6.19%) Hadoop
4 5 (5.15%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (5.15%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.12%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.12%) MySQL
6 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.09%) MariaDB
6 3 (3.09%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.09%) Spark SQL
7 2 (2.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.06%) Big Data
7 2 (2.06%) Impala
7 2 (2.06%) Metadata
7 2 (2.06%) Metadata Repository
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.06%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 25 (25.77%) Git (software)
2 22 (22.68%) Jenkins
3 15 (15.46%) JIRA
4 8 (8.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.12%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.09%) Artifactory
6 3 (3.09%) Selenium
6 3 (3.09%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.06%) CircleCI
7 2 (2.06%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.03%) GitLab
8 1 (1.03%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.03%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.03%) REST Assured
8 1 (1.03%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.03%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.03%) TestNG
8 1 (1.03%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (16.49%) Banking
2 8 (8.25%) Social Skills
3 7 (7.22%) Finance
4 3 (3.09%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.09%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (2.06%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.06%) Retail
6 1 (1.03%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.03%) Law
6 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (28.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (26.80%) Architect
3 19 (19.59%) Developer
4 13 (13.40%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (9.28%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) React Developer
7 5 (5.15%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (5.15%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) UI Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (4.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.09%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.09%) Automation Architect
9 3 (3.09%) Azure Architect
9 3 (3.09%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.06%) Analyst
10 2 (2.06%) Consultant
10 2 (2.06%) Integration Architect
10 2 (2.06%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.49%) .NET
2 11 (11.34%) CSS
3 10 (10.31%) React
4 9 (9.28%) Node.js
4 9 (9.28%) REST
5 8 (8.25%) AngularJS
6 7 (7.22%) HTML
7 5 (5.15%) Redux
8 4 (4.12%) .NET Core
8 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET
9 3 (3.09%) Django
9 3 (3.09%) HTML5
9 3 (3.09%) J2EE
9 3 (3.09%) JDBC
9 3 (3.09%) RAML
9 3 (3.09%) RESTful
9 3 (3.09%) Spring
9 3 (3.09%) Spring Boot
9 3 (3.09%) Spring MVC
9 3 (3.09%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.15%) User Experience
2 4 (4.12%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.09%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.09%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.06%) CMDB
4 2 (2.06%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.06%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.03%) BYOD
5 1 (1.03%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.03%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.59%) Linux
2 7 (7.22%) Windows
3 4 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.09%) Unix
5 2 (2.06%) VMS
6 1 (1.03%) AIX
6 1 (1.03%) Solaris
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (11.34%) Architectural Design
3 10 (10.31%) TDD
4 9 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (9.28%) Test Automation
5 8 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (8.25%) MVC
6 7 (7.22%) BDD
6 7 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (7.22%) Software Engineering
7 6 (6.19%) Decision-Making
7 6 (6.19%) SDLC
8 5 (5.15%) Full Stack Development
8 5 (5.15%) Functional Programming
8 5 (5.15%) Migration
8 5 (5.15%) OO
8 5 (5.15%) Scrum
8 5 (5.15%) Service Management
8 5 (5.15%) SOA
9 4 (4.12%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.59%) SQL
2 13 (13.40%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.40%) Python
3 12 (12.37%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.34%) C#
5 9 (9.28%) Java
6 4 (4.12%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.06%) C
7 2 (2.06%) C++
7 2 (2.06%) PHP
7 2 (2.06%) Scala
7 2 (2.06%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.03%) Go
8 1 (1.03%) Lua
8 1 (1.03%) Perl
8 1 (1.03%) Ruby
8 1 (1.03%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.03%) VB
8 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.06%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (1.03%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.03%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) Accessibility
1 5 (5.15%) WCAG
2 4 (4.12%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.09%) QA
3 3 (3.09%) SLA
4 2 (2.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.03%) NCSC
5 1 (1.03%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (17.53%) Docker
2 4 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (2.06%) HDFS
3 2 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (16.49%) Kubernetes
2 15 (15.46%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (6.19%) Terraform
4 5 (5.15%) Ansible
4 5 (5.15%) Puppet
5 3 (3.09%) Prometheus
6 2 (2.06%) Control-M
6 2 (2.06%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (1.03%) Kibana
7 1 (1.03%) logstash
7 1 (1.03%) SCCM
7 1 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (15.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.28%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (8.25%) Oracle
4 7 (7.22%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.09%) Google
6 2 (2.06%) Ab Initio
6 2 (2.06%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.06%) Databricks
6 2 (2.06%) Teradata
6 2 (2.06%) VMware
6 2 (2.06%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.03%) Alibaba
7 1 (1.03%) Apple
7 1 (1.03%) Cadence
7 1 (1.03%) Cisco
7 1 (1.03%) IBM
7 1 (1.03%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.03%) SAP
7 1 (1.03%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.03%) Sun