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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 1 July 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 of England
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 18 14 20
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 +5
Contract jobs citing DevOps 209 160 148
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 8.34% 8.05% 7.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.98% 9.48% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 114 105
10th Percentile £413 £388 £363
25th Percentile £479 £452 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £599 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +14.10% +5.00% +2.56%
75th Percentile £665 £588 £588
90th Percentile £738 £675 £645
England median daily rate £600 £525 £543
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.23% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
10th Percentile £54.38 - -
25th Percentile £58.81 - -
Median hourly rate £70.50 - £66.00
75th Percentile £70.75 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 £54.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +20.37% +8.00% +2.04%

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 2,095 1,688 1,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.60% 84.95% 83.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,272 957 1,052
10th Percentile £213 £158 £250
25th Percentile £363 £300 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £588 £531 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 206 87
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.11 £15.25
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.44 £22.82
Median % change year-on-year +30.17% -19.20% +30.40%
75th Percentile £53.13 £35.00 £48.46
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.25 £59.30
England median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £22.74
% change year-on-year +18.75% +5.56% -0.79%

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 1 July 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DevOps in the East of England over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 1 July 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
Hertfordshire +6 88 £600 +9.09% 32
Essex +5 62 £519 +1.22% 4
Cambridgeshire -14 42 £550 +10.00% 45
Suffolk -8 15 £525 +32.91% 11
Bedfordshire -12 1 - - 6
Norfolk - 1 £700 - 2
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 of England region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 108 (51.67%) Azure
2 105 (50.24%) Agile
3 96 (45.93%) Python
4 89 (42.58%) Jenkins
5 84 (40.19%) AWS
6 74 (35.41%) Terraform
7 69 (33.01%) Ansible
8 68 (32.54%) Infrastructure as Code
9 67 (32.06%) Kubernetes
10 62 (29.67%) CI/CD
11 57 (27.27%) Docker
12 54 (25.84%) Azure DevOps
13 48 (22.97%) Linux
14 46 (22.01%) Software Engineering
14 46 (22.01%) JIRA
15 44 (21.05%) Platform Engineering
15 44 (21.05%) Social Skills
16 43 (20.57%) GCP
17 42 (20.10%) Migration
18 40 (19.14%) Scrum
19 38 (18.18%) Go
20 32 (15.31%) SQL
21 30 (14.35%) Microsoft
22 29 (13.88%) C++
23 28 (13.40%) Cloud Native
24 27 (12.92%) Web Development
24 27 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
24 27 (12.92%) Security Cleared
24 27 (12.92%) Amazon EKS
25 26 (12.44%) C#

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 24 (11.48%) Apache Spark
2 18 (8.61%) Confluence
3 8 (3.83%) SAS
4 6 (2.87%) Apache
5 3 (1.44%) Drupal
5 3 (1.44%) IIS
6 1 (0.48%) JBoss
6 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 108 (51.67%) Azure
2 84 (40.19%) AWS
3 54 (25.84%) Azure DevOps
4 43 (20.57%) GCP
5 27 (12.92%) Amazon EKS
6 18 (8.61%) Amazon ECS
7 17 (8.13%) Power Platform
8 15 (7.18%) Amazon S3
8 15 (7.18%) IaaS
9 14 (6.70%) Serverless
10 12 (5.74%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (4.31%) PaaS
12 8 (3.83%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (3.83%) GitHub
13 7 (3.35%) Slack
13 7 (3.35%) Tricentis Tosca
14 5 (2.39%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 5 (2.39%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (2.39%) GitHub Actions
15 4 (1.91%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.83%) HTTP
2 4 (1.91%) Firewall
2 4 (1.91%) Modbus
2 4 (1.91%) RS-422
2 4 (1.91%) RS-485
2 4 (1.91%) VPN
3 3 (1.44%) SAN
3 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.96%) DNS
4 2 (0.96%) Intranet
4 2 (0.96%) NAS
4 2 (0.96%) SSH
4 2 (0.96%) Wireless
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.48%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.48%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (8.13%) Power BI
3 15 (7.18%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (6.22%) MySQL
5 12 (5.74%) SQL Server
6 9 (4.31%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (4.31%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (4.31%) Presto
7 8 (3.83%) Big Data
7 8 (3.83%) Pentaho
8 7 (3.35%) Amazon Redshift
8 7 (3.35%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (3.35%) Impala
8 7 (3.35%) Parquet
9 6 (2.87%) BigQuery
9 6 (2.87%) Data Lake
10 5 (2.39%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (2.39%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 89 (42.58%) Jenkins
2 46 (22.01%) JIRA
3 23 (11.00%) Artifactory
4 22 (10.53%) GitLab
5 14 (6.70%) CircleCI
5 14 (6.70%) Git (software)
6 10 (4.78%) JMeter
7 9 (4.31%) Selenium
8 7 (3.35%) Bitbucket
8 7 (3.35%) Zephyr
9 6 (2.87%) JUnit
9 6 (2.87%) LoadRunner
9 6 (2.87%) SoapUI
10 5 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.44%) git-flow
12 2 (0.96%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.48%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (21.05%) Social Skills
2 24 (11.48%) Finance
3 21 (10.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 19 (9.09%) Public Sector
5 17 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (6.70%) Publishing
7 8 (3.83%) Retail
8 5 (2.39%) Banking
8 5 (2.39%) Legal
8 5 (2.39%) Organisational Skills
9 4 (1.91%) Electronics
10 2 (0.96%) Advertising
10 2 (0.96%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.48%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.48%) Games
11 1 (0.48%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.48%) Law
11 1 (0.48%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (21.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 39 (18.66%) Developer
3 25 (11.96%) Data Engineer
4 22 (10.53%) Platform Engineer
5 17 (8.13%) Architect
6 15 (7.18%) Analyst
7 12 (5.74%) AWS DevOps
8 10 (4.78%) .NET Developer
8 10 (4.78%) Operations Engineer
8 10 (4.78%) Software Engineer
9 9 (4.31%) Azure Engineer
9 9 (4.31%) Java Developer
9 9 (4.31%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.83%) AWS Engineer
10 8 (3.83%) Senior Data Engineer
10 8 (3.83%) Senior DevOps
10 8 (3.83%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.35%) DataOps Engineer
11 7 (3.35%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.48%) Kafka
2 22 (10.53%) .NET
2 22 (10.53%) Django
3 17 (8.13%) Flask
4 16 (7.66%) FastAPI
5 15 (7.18%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (6.70%) React
7 13 (6.22%) JSON
8 11 (5.26%) HTML
8 11 (5.26%) REST
9 10 (4.78%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (4.78%) JWT
9 10 (4.78%) Node.js
9 10 (4.78%) OAuth
9 10 (4.78%) OAuth2
10 9 (4.31%) CSS
10 9 (4.31%) Spring
11 8 (3.83%) Spring Boot
12 7 (3.35%) SOAP
12 7 (3.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.40%) Cloud Native
2 9 (4.31%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.83%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (3.83%) User Experience
4 6 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (2.39%) Data Fabric
5 5 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.91%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.91%) Replication
6 4 (1.91%) Wiki
7 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.96%) Legacy Systems
8 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.48%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.48%) iPad
9 1 (0.48%) Life Science
9 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.48%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 48 (22.97%) Linux
2 10 (4.78%) Unix
3 7 (3.35%) Windows
4 1 (0.48%) CentOS
4 1 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (50.24%) Agile
2 68 (32.54%) Infrastructure as Code
3 62 (29.67%) CI/CD
4 46 (22.01%) Software Engineering
5 44 (21.05%) Platform Engineering
6 42 (20.10%) Migration
7 40 (19.14%) Scrum
8 27 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (12.92%) Web Development
9 26 (12.44%) Open Source
10 25 (11.96%) Data Science
11 23 (11.00%) Computer Science
11 23 (11.00%) Microservices
12 22 (10.53%) Data Engineering
12 22 (10.53%) E-Commerce
13 21 (10.05%) OO
14 20 (9.57%) DataOps
14 20 (9.57%) MLOps
14 20 (9.57%) Test Automation
15 18 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 96 (45.93%) Python
2 38 (18.18%) Go
3 32 (15.31%) SQL
4 29 (13.88%) C++
5 26 (12.44%) C#
6 24 (11.48%) PowerShell
7 23 (11.00%) Groovy
7 23 (11.00%) Java
7 23 (11.00%) Scala
8 14 (6.70%) JavaScript
9 9 (4.31%) Bash
9 9 (4.31%) TypeScript
10 8 (3.83%) Perl
11 7 (3.35%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.39%) C
13 4 (1.91%) ES6
14 3 (1.44%) PHP
14 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.44%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (12.92%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.09%) PhD
4 12 (5.74%) Degree
5 9 (4.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (3.83%) ISTQB
7 7 (3.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.87%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.91%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.96%) ISEB
10 2 (0.96%) PMP
11 1 (0.48%) CCIE
11 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.48%) SAS Certification
11 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.22%) QA
2 3 (1.44%) GxP
3 1 (0.48%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) GDPR
3 1 (0.48%) NCSC
3 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (27.27%) Docker
2 5 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.91%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 74 (35.41%) Terraform
2 69 (33.01%) Ansible
3 67 (32.06%) Kubernetes
4 19 (9.09%) Puppet
5 17 (8.13%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (4.78%) Packer
7 9 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (3.83%) Grafana
9 5 (2.39%) Kibana
9 5 (2.39%) Prometheus
10 3 (1.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 2 (0.96%) Consul
11 2 (0.96%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.96%) Rancher
12 1 (0.48%) Argo
12 1 (0.48%) Control-M
12 1 (0.48%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.48%) FreeIPA
12 1 (0.48%) Icinga
Vendors
1 30 (14.35%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.09%) Oracle
3 15 (7.18%) AppDynamics
4 12 (5.74%) Atlassian
5 10 (4.78%) IBM
6 9 (4.31%) VMware
7 7 (3.35%) Informatica
7 7 (3.35%) Talend
8 6 (2.87%) Databricks
8 6 (2.87%) Google
9 4 (1.91%) Cisco
9 4 (1.91%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.91%) SaltStack
9 4 (1.91%) Splunk
10 3 (1.44%) Citrix
10 3 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.96%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.96%) Juniper
11 2 (0.96%) McAfee