Period
to 7 June 2020

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 7 June 2020 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
7 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 26 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 -7
Contract jobs citing DevOps 149 252 238
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 6.58% 6.10% 5.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.96% 7.18% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 185 171
Median daily rate £500 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £353 £406 £363
90th Percentile £625 £675 £644
England median daily rate £540 £540 £525
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £66.00 - £45.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.69 £59.50
% change year-on-year -26.61% -19.85% +16.67%

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 1,871 3,510 3,791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.64% 85.01% 85.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,097 2,020 2,132
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.51% +3.51%
10th Percentile £250 £287 £240
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 199 235
Median hourly rate £21.57 £17.50 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.26% +1.04% -45.45%
10th Percentile £12.38 £11.15 £11.21
90th Percentile £57.50 £51.90 £47.50
Median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% +13.64% -12.00%

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 7 June 2020.

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 7 June 2020. 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
Cambridgeshire +6 54 £500 -4.76% 38
Essex +4 47 £541 +13.84% 5
Hertfordshire +5 26 £475 - 15
Suffolk -1 14 £375 -25.00%
Bedfordshire +10 5 £350 -26.70% 2
East Anglia +3 3 £500 -
Norfolk +17 1 £425 - 5
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 7 June 2020, 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 63 (42.28%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (39.60%) AWS
3 54 (36.24%) Azure
4 51 (34.23%) Terraform
5 36 (24.16%) Linux
6 33 (22.15%) Microservices
6 33 (22.15%) Java
6 33 (22.15%) JIRA
7 32 (21.48%) Scrum
7 32 (21.48%) .NET
8 31 (20.81%) Security Cleared
9 29 (19.46%) C#
9 29 (19.46%) Ansible
10 25 (16.78%) SC Cleared
11 24 (16.11%) Windows
11 24 (16.11%) Kubernetes
11 24 (16.11%) Git (software)
12 23 (15.44%) Docker
13 22 (14.77%) SQL Server
14 21 (14.09%) TDD
15 20 (13.42%) Python
16 19 (12.75%) Web Services
17 18 (12.08%) ITIL
17 18 (12.08%) Confluence
17 18 (12.08%) Jenkins
18 17 (11.41%) Microsoft
18 17 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (11.41%) Infrastructure as Code
19 16 (10.74%) Oracle
19 16 (10.74%) SQL

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 18 (12.08%) Confluence
2 9 (6.04%) nginx
3 7 (4.70%) Apache
3 7 (4.70%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.70%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.03%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.36%) ArcGIS
6 4 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.68%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.34%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.34%) SAS
9 1 (0.67%) CMS
9 1 (0.67%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.67%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 59 (39.60%) AWS
2 54 (36.24%) Azure
3 9 (6.04%) Power Platform
4 8 (5.37%) Office 365
5 7 (4.70%) GCP
6 6 (4.03%) Serverless
7 5 (3.36%) Amazon S3
7 5 (3.36%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (2.68%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (2.68%) GitHub
8 4 (2.68%) PaaS
9 3 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (2.01%) IaaS
9 3 (2.01%) Loggly
9 3 (2.01%) PowerApps
10 2 (1.34%) Akamai
10 2 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.34%) NuGet
11 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.38%) HTTP
2 8 (5.37%) Firewall
3 7 (4.70%) DNS
4 6 (4.03%) DHCP
5 5 (3.36%) SSL
6 4 (2.68%) Skype
7 3 (2.01%) FTP
7 3 (2.01%) MPLS
8 2 (1.34%) 802.11
8 2 (1.34%) BGP
8 2 (1.34%) DWDM
8 2 (1.34%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.34%) IGRP
8 2 (1.34%) Internet
8 2 (1.34%) IPsec
8 2 (1.34%) LAN
8 2 (1.34%) OSPF
8 2 (1.34%) SNMP
8 2 (1.34%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.04%) BigQuery
2 9 (6.04%) MySQL
3 8 (5.37%) GIS
4 6 (4.03%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (4.03%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.03%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.36%) Power BI
6 4 (2.68%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (2.01%) Amazon Aurora
7 3 (2.01%) Big Data
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.34%) Amazon Athena
8 2 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.34%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2019
8 2 (1.34%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 33 (22.15%) JIRA
2 24 (16.11%) Git (software)
3 18 (12.08%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.37%) GitLab
5 7 (4.70%) webpack
6 5 (3.36%) Subversion
7 4 (2.68%) Selenium
8 3 (2.01%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.01%) Checkstyle
8 3 (2.01%) Mocha
8 3 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (2.01%) Travis CI
8 3 (2.01%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.34%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.34%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.34%) Maven
9 2 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.34%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (4.70%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.36%) Finance
2 5 (3.36%) Public Sector
3 1 (0.67%) Banking
3 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.67%) Games
3 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.67%) Publishing
3 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (29.53%) Developer
2 34 (22.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (11.41%) .NET Developer
3 17 (11.41%) AWS Engineer
4 16 (10.74%) Architect
5 13 (8.72%) AWS DevOps
5 13 (8.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 11 (7.38%) C# Developer
7 10 (6.71%) Analyst
7 10 (6.71%) Business Analyst
7 10 (6.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (6.71%) Security Architect
8 8 (5.37%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.70%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (4.70%) Technical Business Analyst
10 6 (4.03%) Consultant
11 5 (3.36%) Java Developer
12 4 (2.68%) Server Engineer
12 4 (2.68%) Technical Leader
12 4 (2.68%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.48%) .NET
2 19 (12.75%) Web Services
3 15 (10.07%) AngularJS
4 14 (9.40%) React
5 12 (8.05%) Node.js
6 11 (7.38%) .NET Framework
7 10 (6.71%) Entity Framework
8 9 (6.04%) .NET Core
8 9 (6.04%) HTML
9 7 (4.70%) ASP.NET
9 7 (4.70%) HTML5
10 6 (4.03%) ASP.NET Core
10 6 (4.03%) CSS
10 6 (4.03%) LAMP
10 6 (4.03%) Laravel
10 6 (4.03%) LEMP Stack
10 6 (4.03%) Spring
10 6 (4.03%) Spring Boot
11 5 (3.36%) jQuery
11 5 (3.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (4.70%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (4.70%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.68%) Replication
4 3 (2.01%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.34%) Clustering
5 2 (1.34%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.34%) User Experience
6 1 (0.67%) BBC
6 1 (0.67%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.67%) Social Media
6 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (24.16%) Linux
2 24 (16.11%) Windows
3 12 (8.05%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.71%) Unix
5 9 (6.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (6.04%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (6.04%) Windows Server 2019
6 8 (5.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.70%) Windows 10
8 6 (4.03%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.01%) AIX
9 3 (2.01%) CentOS
9 3 (2.01%) Solaris
10 1 (0.67%) Debian
10 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.67%) OS/390
10 1 (0.67%) OS/400
10 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (42.28%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.15%) Microservices
3 32 (21.48%) Scrum
4 21 (14.09%) TDD
5 18 (12.08%) ITIL
6 17 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (11.41%) Infrastructure as Code
7 15 (10.07%) Open Source
8 14 (9.40%) Kanban
9 13 (8.72%) Configuration Management
10 12 (8.05%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (8.05%) Migration
11 11 (7.38%) MVC
11 11 (7.38%) Test Automation
11 11 (7.38%) User Stories
12 10 (6.71%) BDD
12 10 (6.71%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (6.04%) Programme Management
13 9 (6.04%) Risk Assessment
13 9 (6.04%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.15%) Java
2 29 (19.46%) C#
3 20 (13.42%) Python
4 16 (10.74%) SQL
5 13 (8.72%) PowerShell
6 10 (6.71%) TypeScript
7 9 (6.04%) JavaScript
8 8 (5.37%) C
9 7 (4.70%) PHP
10 6 (4.03%) PL/SQL
11 5 (3.36%) VB
12 4 (2.68%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.68%) ES6
12 4 (2.68%) Java 8
12 4 (2.68%) Perl
12 4 (2.68%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.01%) Ruby
13 3 (2.01%) XAML
14 1 (0.67%) Groovy
14 1 (0.67%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 31 (20.81%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.78%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.71%) CISSP
4 8 (5.37%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.01%) OCP
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.34%) CCNP
8 2 (1.34%) PhD
9 1 (0.67%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.67%) PMP
9 1 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.03%) NCSC
2 4 (2.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.67%) GDPR
3 1 (0.67%) GxP
3 1 (0.67%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.67%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (15.44%) Docker
2 11 (7.38%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.70%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.70%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.34%) Xen
5 1 (0.67%) Firmware
5 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 51 (34.23%) Terraform
2 29 (19.46%) Ansible
3 24 (16.11%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.68%) Puppet
5 4 (2.68%) SCCM
6 2 (1.34%) MIIS
6 2 (1.34%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.34%) vRealize
7 1 (0.67%) Consul
7 1 (0.67%) Grafana
7 1 (0.67%) Kibana
7 1 (0.67%) logstash
7 1 (0.67%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 17 (11.41%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.74%) Oracle
3 13 (8.72%) VMware
4 10 (6.71%) AppDynamics
5 8 (5.37%) Cisco
5 8 (5.37%) Remedy
6 7 (4.70%) ServiceNow
7 6 (4.03%) Sophos
8 5 (3.36%) BMC
8 5 (3.36%) ESRI
8 5 (3.36%) Lumension
9 4 (2.68%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.68%) Talend
10 3 (2.01%) BEA
10 3 (2.01%) New Relic
10 3 (2.01%) webMethods
10 3 (2.01%) Xamarin
11 2 (1.34%) Arista
11 2 (1.34%) Meraki
11 2 (1.34%) Palo Alto