Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 16 15
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 0
Contract jobs citing DevOps 247 99 319
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 9.86% 8.01% 7.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.85% 9.48% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 66 220
10th Percentile £380 £350 £405
25th Percentile £444 £416 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £575
90th Percentile £675 £653 £644
England median daily rate £550 £525 £540
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
10th Percentile £45.46 " "
25th Percentile £45.50 " £43.00
Median hourly rate £46.00 £66.00 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year -30.30% +43.48% -8.00%
75th Percentile £56.75 " £49.00
90th Percentile £60.50 " £54.10
England median hourly rate £54.75 £52.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year +4.78% +6.09% -6.19%

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 2,085 1,044 3,388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.23% 84.47% 84.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,216 636 2,073
10th Percentile £170 £238 £250
25th Percentile £313 £313 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £435 £440
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% -1.14% +0.57%
75th Percentile £541 £525 £525
90th Percentile £625 £600 £612
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 79 191
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.87 £10.75
25th Percentile £12.85 £15.63 £13.00
Median hourly rate £16.00 £33.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -52.24% +91.43% -
75th Percentile £34.25 £47.50 £46.00
90th Percentile £49.55 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.01 £25.33 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +12.58% +12.50%

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 28 October 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
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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 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
Essex +12 77 £513 -10.87% 18
Hertfordshire +2 70 £575 +9.52% 67
Cambridgeshire -4 66 £513 +2.50% 74
Suffolk 0 14 £488 +44.44% 5
Bedfordshire -8 12 £408 +1.88% 9
Norfolk -7 7 £375 - 8
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 98 (39.68%) AWS
2 95 (38.46%) Python
3 90 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (36.44%) Terraform
4 89 (36.03%) Docker
5 83 (33.60%) Azure
6 80 (32.39%) Jenkins
7 74 (29.96%) Java
8 72 (29.15%) Ansible
9 69 (27.94%) Kubernetes
10 61 (24.70%) Linux
11 53 (21.46%) Social Skills
12 50 (20.24%) Infrastructure as Code
13 45 (18.22%) Oracle
14 42 (17.00%) Git (software)
15 41 (16.60%) JIRA
16 40 (16.19%) SQL
17 36 (14.57%) TDD
18 34 (13.77%) OO
18 34 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (13.77%) Artifactory
19 32 (12.96%) Microsoft
19 32 (12.96%) E-Commerce
19 32 (12.96%) .NET
20 30 (12.15%) GitLab
20 30 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
21 28 (11.34%) Bash Shell
21 28 (11.34%) Scrum
21 28 (11.34%) Software Engineering
22 27 (10.93%) JavaScript

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 23 (9.31%) Confluence
2 10 (4.05%) OpenStack
3 6 (2.43%) Apache
3 6 (2.43%) ArcGIS
3 6 (2.43%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.21%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.21%) Drupal
5 3 (1.21%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.81%) IIS
6 2 (0.81%) nginx
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.81%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.40%) CMS
7 1 (0.40%) CoreMedia CMS
7 1 (0.40%) JBoss
7 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.43%) FrameMaker
1 6 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (2.43%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 98 (39.68%) AWS
2 83 (33.60%) Azure
3 27 (10.93%) GCP
4 26 (10.53%) Amazon EKS
5 25 (10.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 24 (9.72%) Amazon ECS
7 16 (6.48%) Serverless
8 10 (4.05%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (3.24%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (3.24%) Power Platform
10 6 (2.43%) Azure Logic Apps
10 6 (2.43%) GitHub
10 6 (2.43%) PowerApps
10 6 (2.43%) SaaS
11 5 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (2.02%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (2.02%) PaaS
12 4 (1.62%) Microsoft 365
12 4 (1.62%) OpenShift
12 4 (1.62%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.64%) DNS
2 8 (3.24%) Firewall
3 7 (2.83%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.83%) Wireless
4 4 (1.62%) WAN
5 3 (1.21%) LAN
6 2 (0.81%) DHCP
6 2 (0.81%) SSH
6 2 (0.81%) SSL
6 2 (0.81%) VLAN
7 1 (0.40%) BGP
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.40%) HTTP
7 1 (0.40%) ISDN
7 1 (0.40%) MPLS
7 1 (0.40%) OSPF
7 1 (0.40%) VoIP
7 1 (0.40%) VPLS
7 1 (0.40%) VPN
7 1 (0.40%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.69%) MySQL
3 14 (5.67%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (3.24%) GIS
6 6 (2.43%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.62%) Data Lake
8 4 (1.62%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.62%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.21%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.21%) Big Data
9 3 (1.21%) BigQuery
9 3 (1.21%) Cloud Spanner
9 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 80 (32.39%) Jenkins
2 42 (17.00%) Git (software)
3 41 (16.60%) JIRA
4 34 (13.77%) Artifactory
5 30 (12.15%) GitLab
6 10 (4.05%) JMeter
6 10 (4.05%) Maven
7 8 (3.24%) CircleCI
7 8 (3.24%) Travis CI
8 7 (2.83%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (2.43%) Spinnaker
10 5 (2.02%) Bitbucket
10 5 (2.02%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.02%) Gerrit
10 5 (2.02%) MSTest
10 5 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (2.02%) Ranorex
10 5 (2.02%) SonarQube
10 5 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (21.46%) Social Skills
2 24 (9.72%) Public Sector
3 21 (8.50%) Finance
4 20 (8.10%) Retail
5 13 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.83%) Electronics
7 6 (2.43%) Marketing
7 6 (2.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.43%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (2.43%) Publishing
8 3 (1.21%) Advertising
9 2 (0.81%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.81%) Automotive
9 2 (0.81%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (0.81%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 69 (27.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 34 (13.77%) Architect
3 26 (10.53%) Developer
4 22 (8.91%) AWS Engineer
5 19 (7.69%) Analyst
6 17 (6.88%) AWS DevOps
7 15 (6.07%) Cloud Architect
7 15 (6.07%) Platform Engineer
8 14 (5.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 12 (4.86%) Cloud Engineer
9 12 (4.86%) E-Commerce Architect
10 11 (4.45%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (4.05%) Consultant
11 10 (4.05%) Python Engineer
11 10 (4.05%) Software Engineer
12 9 (3.64%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.64%) Test Analyst
13 8 (3.24%) Azure DevOps
13 8 (3.24%) Senior Developer
14 7 (2.83%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.96%) .NET
2 27 (10.93%) Spring Boot
3 26 (10.53%) Spring
4 24 (9.72%) XML
5 19 (7.69%) Web Services
6 15 (6.07%) AngularJS
6 15 (6.07%) HTML
6 15 (6.07%) REST
7 14 (5.67%) CSS
7 14 (5.67%) Django
8 13 (5.26%) Flask
9 12 (4.86%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (4.86%) JSON
9 12 (4.86%) Middleware
10 11 (4.45%) Node.js
10 11 (4.45%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (4.05%) HTML5
11 10 (4.05%) RESTful
12 9 (3.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (2.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.05%) Cloud Native
2 9 (3.64%) Life Science
3 7 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.43%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.02%) NHS
6 4 (1.62%) iPad
6 4 (1.62%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.62%) User Experience
7 3 (1.21%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.21%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.81%) Online Games
9 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) FMCG
9 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (24.70%) Linux
2 23 (9.31%) Windows
3 9 (3.64%) Ubuntu
3 9 (3.64%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.83%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.43%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.43%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (2.43%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (2.02%) Unix
7 2 (0.81%) Android
7 2 (0.81%) CentOS
8 1 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (20.24%) Infrastructure as Code
3 36 (14.57%) TDD
4 34 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (13.77%) OO
5 32 (12.96%) E-Commerce
6 30 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (11.34%) Scrum
7 28 (11.34%) Software Engineering
8 27 (10.93%) Test Automation
9 25 (10.12%) Microservices
10 21 (8.50%) Project Delivery
11 18 (7.29%) Migration
11 18 (7.29%) OOP
12 17 (6.88%) BDD
12 17 (6.88%) Non-Functional Testing
13 16 (6.48%) Domain-Driven Design
14 15 (6.07%) Web Development
15 14 (5.67%) Kanban
15 14 (5.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (38.46%) Python
2 74 (29.96%) Java
3 40 (16.19%) SQL
4 28 (11.34%) Bash Shell
5 27 (10.93%) JavaScript
5 27 (10.93%) PowerShell
6 24 (9.72%) C#
6 24 (9.72%) Groovy
7 17 (6.88%) C
8 14 (5.67%) Go
9 10 (4.05%) C++
10 9 (3.64%) Ruby
11 8 (3.24%) Java 11
11 8 (3.24%) Java 8
11 8 (3.24%) VB
12 7 (2.83%) Scala
13 6 (2.43%) Perl
13 6 (2.43%) PHP
14 5 (2.02%) VBA
15 4 (1.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (10.93%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.88%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.48%) ISTQB
4 11 (4.45%) Degree
5 10 (4.05%) DV Cleared
5 10 (4.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (2.43%) AWS Certification
6 6 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.62%) PMP
8 2 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.40%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.83%) QA
2 3 (1.21%) PMO
3 2 (0.81%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.81%) SLA
3 2 (0.81%) WCAG
4 1 (0.40%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) SOC 2
System Software
1 89 (36.03%) Docker
2 8 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.83%) Varnish
4 6 (2.43%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.81%) Postfix
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 90 (36.44%) Terraform
2 72 (29.15%) Ansible
3 69 (27.94%) Kubernetes
4 21 (8.50%) Docker Swarm
4 21 (8.50%) Puppet
5 12 (4.86%) Kibana
6 10 (4.05%) Data Guard
7 8 (3.24%) Grafana
8 7 (2.83%) Packer
9 6 (2.43%) Prometheus
10 5 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (1.62%) HP ALM
11 4 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (1.62%) logstash
12 3 (1.21%) Argo
13 2 (0.81%) SCCM
14 1 (0.40%) Mesos
14 1 (0.40%) Oozie
14 1 (0.40%) Rancher
Vendors
1 45 (18.22%) Oracle
2 32 (12.96%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.07%) Google
4 14 (5.67%) IBM
4 14 (5.67%) VMware
5 9 (3.64%) Atlassian
5 9 (3.64%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.83%) Cisco
7 6 (2.43%) Adobe
7 6 (2.43%) ESRI
7 6 (2.43%) F5
7 6 (2.43%) Lumension
7 6 (2.43%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.43%) Siemens
7 6 (2.43%) Sophos
8 5 (2.02%) AppDynamics
8 5 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.62%) HP
9 4 (1.62%) Splunk
9 4 (1.62%) WSO2