Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 19 12 16
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 0
Contract jobs citing DevOps 118 81 141
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 7.95% 10.27% 8.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.62% 12.66% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 50 76
10th Percentile £350 £325 £305
25th Percentile £401 £353 £342
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £464 £425
Median % change year-on-year -0.27% +9.12% -6.85%
75th Percentile £515 £499 £508
90th Percentile £576 £522 £566
England median daily rate £575 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
10th Percentile - £43.45 -
25th Percentile £20.00 £44.88 -
Median hourly rate £21.00 £48.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -56.70% - -
75th Percentile £46.67 £50.88 -
90th Percentile - £51.55 -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £72.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% -37.93% +45.00%

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 1,226 640 1,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.56% 81.12% 81.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 392 771
10th Percentile £210 £213 £238
25th Percentile £345 £319 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -2.32%
75th Percentile £513 £488 £488
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 26 85
10th Percentile £8.94 £9.26 £11.07
25th Percentile £9.75 £11.10 £11.61
Median hourly rate £15.38 £16.22 £16.20
Median % change year-on-year -5.18% +0.12% +11.21%
75th Percentile £20.00 £40.40 £21.50
90th Percentile £36.60 £47.50 £46.46
England median hourly rate £25.50 £26.79 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.82% +30.68% -5.79%

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 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in the East Midlands

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for DevOps in the East Midlands

DevOps
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DevOps in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Hourly 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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Nottinghamshire -2 38 £500 +31.15% 30
Northamptonshire -7 29 £450 +4.65% 13
Leicestershire -7 26 £403 -15.49% 20
Derbyshire -6 11 £500 +11.11% 10
Lincolnshire - 5 £350 - 4
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 59 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (46.61%) Azure
3 33 (27.97%) CI/CD
4 26 (22.03%) Scrum
5 25 (21.19%) Kubernetes
6 24 (20.34%) Microsoft
7 23 (19.49%) AWS
8 22 (18.64%) SQL
8 22 (18.64%) .NET
8 22 (18.64%) Migration
9 18 (15.25%) C#
9 18 (15.25%) Python
9 18 (15.25%) Git (software)
9 18 (15.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (15.25%) Social Skills
10 17 (14.41%) Infrastructure as Code
11 16 (13.56%) Software Engineering
12 15 (12.71%) Docker
13 14 (11.86%) Serverless
13 14 (11.86%) JIRA
13 14 (11.86%) SQL Server
14 13 (11.02%) Linux
14 13 (11.02%) Ansible
14 13 (11.02%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (10.17%) Windows
15 12 (10.17%) JavaScript
15 12 (10.17%) Configuration Management
15 12 (10.17%) Finance
16 11 (9.32%) Groovy
16 11 (9.32%) PowerShell

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 7 (5.93%) Confluence
2 5 (4.24%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.39%) IIS
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.85%) JBoss
4 1 (0.85%) Mule
4 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (46.61%) Azure
2 23 (19.49%) AWS
3 14 (11.86%) Serverless
4 13 (11.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (6.78%) Power Platform
6 6 (5.08%) PaaS
7 4 (3.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (3.39%) Amazon Cognito
7 4 (3.39%) AWS CloudTrail
7 4 (3.39%) AWS CodeDeploy
7 4 (3.39%) AWS CodePipeline
7 4 (3.39%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (3.39%) Datadog
8 3 (2.54%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (2.54%) Azure Stack
8 3 (2.54%) Microsoft 365
8 3 (2.54%) OpenShift
8 3 (2.54%) SaaS
9 2 (1.69%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.54%) Firewall
2 2 (1.69%) Network Security
2 2 (1.69%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.85%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.85%) SSL
3 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.85%) VLAN
3 1 (0.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 7 (5.93%) Amazon Redshift
3 7 (5.93%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.93%) Power BI
3 7 (5.93%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.08%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.39%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.39%) Redis
7 3 (2.54%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.85%) HBase
9 1 (0.85%) Metadata
9 1 (0.85%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.85%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 18 (15.25%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.86%) JIRA
3 11 (9.32%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.78%) Postman
4 8 (6.78%) Selenium
4 8 (6.78%) SonarQube
4 8 (6.78%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (5.93%) Artifactory
5 7 (5.93%) Bitbucket
6 5 (4.24%) JMeter
7 4 (3.39%) GitLab
7 4 (3.39%) JUnit
7 4 (3.39%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.54%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.69%) Appium
9 2 (1.69%) Chocolatey
9 2 (1.69%) Newman
9 2 (1.69%) REST Assured
9 2 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (15.25%) Social Skills
2 12 (10.17%) Finance
3 10 (8.47%) Influencing Skills
3 10 (8.47%) Retail
4 5 (4.24%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.39%) Banking
5 4 (3.39%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (2.54%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.85%) Advertising
8 1 (0.85%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.85%) Legal
8 1 (0.85%) Military
8 1 (0.85%) Police
Job Titles
1 32 (27.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (17.80%) Developer
3 18 (15.25%) Azure Engineer
4 17 (14.41%) Azure DevOps
5 16 (13.56%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 10 (8.47%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.08%) Architect
7 6 (5.08%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Analyst
8 5 (4.24%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.39%) Administrator
9 4 (3.39%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.39%) Consultant
9 4 (3.39%) Java Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Junior
9 4 (3.39%) Junior DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.39%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.64%) .NET
2 11 (9.32%) ARM Templates
3 10 (8.47%) ADO
4 9 (7.63%) CSS
4 9 (7.63%) Node.js
5 8 (6.78%) AngularJS
6 7 (5.93%) .NET Core
6 7 (5.93%) .NET Framework
6 7 (5.93%) ASP.NET
7 6 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (5.08%) HTML
7 6 (5.08%) Spring
8 5 (4.24%) OpenAPI
8 5 (4.24%) Spring Boot
9 4 (3.39%) React
10 3 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.54%) Blazor
10 3 (2.54%) HTML5
10 3 (2.54%) Redux
10 3 (2.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.47%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (5.93%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.08%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (3.39%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.54%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.54%) User Experience
5 3 (2.54%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.69%) NHS
6 2 (1.69%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.85%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.85%) IVR
7 1 (0.85%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (0.85%) PKI
7 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.02%) Linux
2 12 (10.17%) Windows
3 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.69%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.85%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (27.97%) CI/CD
3 26 (22.03%) Scrum
4 22 (18.64%) Migration
5 18 (15.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (14.41%) Infrastructure as Code
7 16 (13.56%) Software Engineering
8 12 (10.17%) Configuration Management
9 10 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (8.47%) Project Management
10 9 (7.63%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (7.63%) Data Protection
10 9 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.63%) Test Automation
10 9 (7.63%) Unit Testing
11 8 (6.78%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (6.78%) Mentoring
11 8 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (6.78%) Project Delivery
11 8 (6.78%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.64%) SQL
2 18 (15.25%) C#
2 18 (15.25%) Python
3 12 (10.17%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.32%) Groovy
4 11 (9.32%) PowerShell
5 10 (8.47%) Java
6 4 (3.39%) Java 11
6 4 (3.39%) Java 8
6 4 (3.39%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.39%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.54%) C++
7 3 (2.54%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.69%) Bash
8 2 (1.69%) Go
8 2 (1.69%) Scala
8 2 (1.69%) VBScript
9 1 (0.85%) DataWeave
9 1 (0.85%) Perl
9 1 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (2.54%) Degree
1 3 (2.54%) ISEB
1 3 (2.54%) ISTQB
1 3 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (1.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 2 (1.69%) CCSP
2 2 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.69%) CISM
2 2 (1.69%) CISSP
3 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) QA
2 4 (3.39%) Accessibility
2 4 (3.39%) WCAG
3 2 (1.69%) SLA
4 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.85%) GDPR
4 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (12.71%) Docker
2 4 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.85%) HDFS
3 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (21.19%) Kubernetes
2 13 (11.02%) Ansible
3 10 (8.47%) Puppet
3 10 (8.47%) Terraform
4 8 (6.78%) Istio
5 4 (3.39%) Grafana
6 3 (2.54%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.69%) CASB
7 2 (1.69%) Kibana
7 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.69%) WSUS
7 2 (1.69%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.85%) Packer
Vendors
1 24 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.63%) Oracle
3 5 (4.24%) SAP
4 3 (2.54%) Databricks
4 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.54%) Splunk
5 2 (1.69%) Avaya
5 2 (1.69%) Cisco
5 2 (1.69%) Genesys
5 2 (1.69%) Mitel
6 1 (0.85%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.85%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.85%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.85%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.85%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.85%) Nintex
6 1 (0.85%) Teradata
6 1 (0.85%) VMware