Period
to 27 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 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 of England
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 19 21
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing DevOps 187 136 305
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 8.49% 7.77% 7.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.01% 9.37% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 101 214
10th Percentile £383 £363 £406
25th Percentile £456 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £478
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.71% -4.50%
75th Percentile £613 £588 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £629
England median daily rate £540 £538 £550
% change year-on-year +0.47% -2.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £54.50 £66.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -17.42% - -
England median hourly rate £54.00 £50.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% -22.81%

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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,869 1,452 3,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.84% 82.97% 85.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,082 896 2,193
10th Percentile £158 £255 £281
25th Percentile £300 £363 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £536 £531 £525
90th Percentile £612 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 82 194
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £10.46
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate £16.00 £24.70 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -35.22% +41.14% +1.04%
75th Percentile £32.61 £48.61 £45.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £59.68 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.72 £24.15 £22.93
% change year-on-year -5.93% +5.31% +11.85%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the East of England

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for DevOps in the East of England

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in the East of England

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Hourly rate trend for DevOps in the East of England

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 27 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
Hertfordshire +15 66 £550 +10.00% 58
Essex +10 54 £513 -5.53% 22
Cambridgeshire -7 42 £541 +8.20% 70
Suffolk +6 15 £390 +4.00% 6
Bedfordshire -5 9 £462 +15.56% 17
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 of England region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 81 (43.32%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (37.43%) AWS
3 69 (36.90%) Docker
4 68 (36.36%) Azure
5 66 (35.29%) Java
6 62 (33.16%) Python
6 62 (33.16%) Terraform
7 61 (32.62%) Kubernetes
8 57 (30.48%) Jenkins
9 47 (25.13%) Linux
10 43 (22.99%) Infrastructure as Code
11 42 (22.46%) Ansible
12 35 (18.72%) Oracle
12 35 (18.72%) JIRA
13 33 (17.65%) Microservices
13 33 (17.65%) Social Skills
14 32 (17.11%) SQL
15 28 (14.97%) Scrum
15 28 (14.97%) GitLab
16 26 (13.90%) GCP
16 26 (13.90%) TDD
17 24 (12.83%) E-Commerce
18 23 (12.30%) .NET
18 23 (12.30%) JavaScript
18 23 (12.30%) Spring
19 22 (11.76%) OO
20 21 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
21 20 (10.70%) Test Automation
21 20 (10.70%) Finance
22 19 (10.16%) Git (software)

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 15 (8.02%) Confluence
2 9 (4.81%) OpenStack
3 6 (3.21%) Apache
4 5 (2.67%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.14%) IBM Domino
6 3 (1.60%) CMS
6 3 (1.60%) Drupal
6 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.07%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (1.07%) nginx
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.53%) CoreMedia CMS
8 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) FrameMaker
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 70 (37.43%) AWS
2 68 (36.36%) Azure
3 26 (13.90%) GCP
4 18 (9.63%) Amazon EKS
5 13 (6.95%) Amazon ECS
5 13 (6.95%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (5.88%) Serverless
7 8 (4.28%) PaaS
8 7 (3.74%) IaaS
8 7 (3.74%) Power Platform
9 6 (3.21%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 6 (3.21%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (3.21%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (3.21%) SaaS
10 5 (2.67%) GitHub
11 4 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (2.14%) Azure Service Bus
12 3 (1.60%) Azure Functions
12 3 (1.60%) Azure Storage
12 3 (1.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.21%) Wireless
2 4 (2.14%) VPN
3 3 (1.60%) DNS
4 2 (1.07%) Firewall
5 1 (0.53%) HTTP
5 1 (0.53%) IPv4
5 1 (0.53%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.53%) LAN
5 1 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.53%) VLAN
5 1 (0.53%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.56%) MySQL
2 7 (3.74%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.21%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (3.21%) Data Lake
3 6 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.21%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.67%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.67%) Power BI
5 4 (2.14%) Big Data
5 4 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.60%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.60%) BigQuery
6 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.60%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.60%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.07%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.07%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 57 (30.48%) Jenkins
2 35 (18.72%) JIRA
3 28 (14.97%) GitLab
4 19 (10.16%) Git (software)
5 17 (9.09%) Artifactory
6 13 (6.95%) Maven
7 8 (4.28%) CircleCI
8 7 (3.74%) Spinnaker
8 7 (3.74%) Travis CI
9 6 (3.21%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.21%) git-flow
9 6 (3.21%) JMeter
9 6 (3.21%) SonarQube
10 5 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (2.14%) Selenium
11 4 (2.14%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (2.14%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.60%) Appium
12 3 (1.60%) Ranorex
12 3 (1.60%) Vagrant
General
1 33 (17.65%) Social Skills
2 20 (10.70%) Finance
3 16 (8.56%) Retail
4 12 (6.42%) Public Sector
5 8 (4.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.21%) Electronics
6 6 (3.21%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.14%) Billing
8 2 (1.07%) Advertising
8 2 (1.07%) Automotive
8 2 (1.07%) Banking
8 2 (1.07%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.07%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.53%) French Language
9 1 (0.53%) Law
9 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (33.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 33 (17.65%) Architect
3 23 (12.30%) Developer
4 14 (7.49%) AWS DevOps
4 14 (7.49%) AWS Engineer
5 12 (6.42%) Analyst
5 12 (6.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 12 (6.42%) Cloud Architect
5 12 (6.42%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (5.88%) Java Developer
7 10 (5.35%) Azure Engineer
7 10 (5.35%) Consultant
8 9 (4.81%) E-Commerce Architect
9 8 (4.28%) DevOps Consultant
10 7 (3.74%) Azure DevOps
10 7 (3.74%) Platform Engineer
10 7 (3.74%) Test Analyst
11 6 (3.21%) .NET Architect
11 6 (3.21%) .NET Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.21%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.30%) .NET
1 23 (12.30%) Spring
2 18 (9.63%) Spring Boot
3 14 (7.49%) AngularJS
4 13 (6.95%) Node.js
5 12 (6.42%) Web Services
6 11 (5.88%) XML
7 10 (5.35%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (5.35%) React
7 10 (5.35%) REST
8 9 (4.81%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (4.28%) RESTful
10 7 (3.74%) HTML
10 7 (3.74%) JSON
10 7 (3.74%) Kafka
10 7 (3.74%) SOAP
11 6 (3.21%) Lambda Expressions
11 6 (3.21%) Middleware
12 5 (2.67%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.35%) Life Science
2 7 (3.74%) Cloud Native
2 7 (3.74%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.21%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.67%) NHS
5 2 (1.07%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.07%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.07%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.07%) iPad
5 2 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.53%) FMCG
6 1 (0.53%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.53%) PKI
6 1 (0.53%) PMI
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (25.13%) Linux
2 10 (5.35%) Unix
3 9 (4.81%) Ubuntu
4 7 (3.74%) Windows
5 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.53%) Android
6 1 (0.53%) Debian
6 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (43.32%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.99%) Infrastructure as Code
3 33 (17.65%) Microservices
4 28 (14.97%) Scrum
5 26 (13.90%) TDD
6 24 (12.83%) E-Commerce
7 22 (11.76%) OO
8 21 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (10.70%) Test Automation
10 17 (9.09%) Software Engineering
11 16 (8.56%) Kanban
12 13 (6.95%) Architectural Design
12 13 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (6.42%) Coaching
13 12 (6.42%) Deployment Automation
13 12 (6.42%) Unit Testing
14 10 (5.35%) BDD
15 9 (4.81%) Non-Functional Testing
15 9 (4.81%) OOP
15 9 (4.81%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (35.29%) Java
2 62 (33.16%) Python
3 32 (17.11%) SQL
4 23 (12.30%) JavaScript
5 17 (9.09%) Groovy
6 16 (8.56%) Bash Shell
7 13 (6.95%) PowerShell
8 12 (6.42%) C#
8 12 (6.42%) Scala
9 11 (5.88%) Go
9 11 (5.88%) Java 8
10 8 (4.28%) Ruby
11 7 (3.74%) Java 11
11 7 (3.74%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.67%) Kotlin
12 5 (2.67%) VBA
13 3 (1.60%) C
13 3 (1.60%) Perl
13 3 (1.60%) PHP
14 2 (1.07%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (7.49%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.35%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.81%) ISTQB
4 7 (3.74%) Degree
5 6 (3.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.07%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.53%) PhD
7 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.74%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) PMO
System Software
1 69 (36.90%) Docker
2 10 (5.35%) Varnish
3 2 (1.07%) Postfix
4 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.53%) HDFS
4 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 62 (33.16%) Terraform
2 61 (32.62%) Kubernetes
3 42 (22.46%) Ansible
4 12 (6.42%) Docker Swarm
5 11 (5.88%) Kibana
5 11 (5.88%) Puppet
6 8 (4.28%) Grafana
7 6 (3.21%) Data Guard
7 6 (3.21%) Prometheus
8 5 (2.67%) Packer
9 4 (2.14%) Argo
9 4 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (1.07%) logstash
10 2 (1.07%) Oozie
10 2 (1.07%) SCCM
11 1 (0.53%) Consul
11 1 (0.53%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.53%) Istio
11 1 (0.53%) Scalr
Vendors
1 35 (18.72%) Oracle
2 13 (6.95%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.42%) IBM
4 11 (5.88%) Google
5 6 (3.21%) Atlassian
5 6 (3.21%) Databricks
5 6 (3.21%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.67%) Cloudera
6 5 (2.67%) F5
6 5 (2.67%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.14%) Splunk
7 4 (2.14%) Xerox
8 3 (1.60%) hybris
8 3 (1.60%) Siemens
9 2 (1.07%) Alibaba
9 2 (1.07%) Confluent
9 2 (1.07%) Pega
9 2 (1.07%) VMware
9 2 (1.07%) WSO2
10 1 (0.53%) New Relic