Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 38 58
Rank change year-on-year +22 +20 +8
Contract jobs citing DevOps 396 269 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.79% 5.30% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.14% 6.24% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 188 103
East of England median daily rate £523 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.48% +5.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £375 £389 £355
90th Percentile £600 £630 £575
England median daily rate £525 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £46.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year +9.29% -16.82% +10.00%

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 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 4,331 4,313 4,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.17% 84.99% 82.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,538 2,483 2,312
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £548
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 263 324
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +11.11% +8.40%
10th Percentile £11.44 £12.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.33 £46.93
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.52%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in the East of England

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in the East of England

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps in the East of England.

Contractor 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 20 October 2018. 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 +8 191 £548 +4.38% 23
Cambridgeshire +43 77 £500 +11.11% 47
Hertfordshire -7 57 £525 -4.55% 38
Suffolk - 44 £450 - 4
Bedfordshire -1 15 £469 -1.32% 9
Norfolk +9 7 £430 -21.82% 6
East Anglia - 5 £475 - 13
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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.

1 189 (47.73%) Linux
2 185 (46.72%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (44.44%) Ansible
4 166 (41.92%) Amazon AWS
5 126 (31.82%) Java
6 125 (31.57%) Jenkins
7 114 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
8 99 (25.00%) Docker
9 98 (24.75%) Configuration Management
10 94 (23.74%) Python
11 81 (20.45%) Puppet
12 74 (18.69%) Terraform
13 73 (18.43%) Scrum
14 66 (16.67%) Git (software)
15 64 (16.16%) Ruby
16 63 (15.91%) Web Services
16 63 (15.91%) JIRA
16 63 (15.91%) Continuous Deployment
17 62 (15.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 61 (15.40%) Unix
18 61 (15.40%) TDD
19 60 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
20 58 (14.65%) Deployment Automation
21 57 (14.39%) Perl
22 54 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
23 49 (12.37%) Finance
24 48 (12.12%) Telecoms
25 47 (11.87%) Apache
26 45 (11.36%) SQL
27 44 (11.11%) .NET

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 47 (11.87%) Apache
2 41 (10.35%) Confluence
3 31 (7.83%) Tomcat
4 28 (7.07%) nginx
5 23 (5.81%) OpenStack
6 20 (5.05%) WebLogic
7 15 (3.79%) JBoss
7 15 (3.79%) WebSphere
8 12 (3.03%) IIS
9 11 (2.78%) Jetty
9 11 (2.78%) Mongrel
10 7 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.01%) GlassFish
11 4 (1.01%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (0.76%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.51%) SAS
13 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.51%) Tuxedo
13 2 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.51%) HipChat
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 166 (41.92%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (6.82%) GitHub
4 20 (5.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (4.80%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (2.78%) Google App Engine
6 11 (2.78%) SaaS
7 7 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.26%) PaaS
9 4 (1.01%) Akamai
9 4 (1.01%) IaaS
9 4 (1.01%) Office 365
10 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.76%) Slack
11 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.51%) Datadog
11 2 (0.51%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.51%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.51%) Serverless
11 2 (0.51%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.85%) HTTP
2 37 (9.34%) DNS
3 32 (8.08%) TCP/IP
4 24 (6.06%) SSL
5 18 (4.55%) Firewall
6 17 (4.29%) Software-Defined Networking
7 13 (3.28%) DHCP
8 11 (2.78%) FTP
8 11 (2.78%) IPsec
9 10 (2.53%) SSH
10 9 (2.27%) Broadband
10 9 (2.27%) Unicast
11 7 (1.77%) SAN
11 7 (1.77%) VPN
12 6 (1.52%) Internet
13 5 (1.26%) BGP
13 5 (1.26%) Network Security
13 5 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (1.01%) VXLAN
15 3 (0.76%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.59%) MySQL
2 28 (7.07%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (6.31%) SQL Server
4 23 (5.81%) MongoDB
5 21 (5.30%) Hadoop
6 13 (3.28%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.27%) Ingres
8 6 (1.52%) Big Data
8 6 (1.52%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.26%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (1.26%) GIS
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.01%) Pentaho
10 4 (1.01%) Power BI
10 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.76%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.76%) Impala
11 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 125 (31.57%) Jenkins
2 66 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 63 (15.91%) JIRA
4 21 (5.30%) GitLab
4 21 (5.30%) Vagrant
5 19 (4.80%) TeamCity
6 18 (4.55%) Artifactory
7 16 (4.04%) Bitbucket
8 14 (3.54%) Maven
9 13 (3.28%) JUnit
9 13 (3.28%) Visual Studio
10 10 (2.53%) Subversion
10 10 (2.53%) Travis CI
11 9 (2.27%) JIRA Agile
11 9 (2.27%) Selenium
12 7 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.52%) JMeter
13 6 (1.52%) LoadRunner
13 6 (1.52%) SoapUI
General
1 49 (12.37%) Finance
2 48 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 35 (8.84%) Marketing
4 33 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 32 (8.08%) Electronics
6 5 (1.26%) Law
7 4 (1.01%) Retail
8 2 (0.51%) Banking
8 2 (0.51%) Local Government
8 2 (0.51%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 166 (41.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 88 (22.22%) Developer
3 46 (11.62%) Java Developer
4 35 (8.84%) AWS DevOps
5 34 (8.59%) AWS Engineer
6 32 (8.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 26 (6.57%) Senior DevOps
8 24 (6.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 22 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 21 (5.30%) Linux Engineer
11 20 (5.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 16 (4.04%) Scrum Master
12 16 (4.04%) Senior Developer
13 15 (3.79%) Consultant
14 14 (3.54%) Analyst
15 13 (3.28%) Lead DevOps
16 11 (2.78%) .NET Developer
16 11 (2.78%) Architect
16 11 (2.78%) Site Reliability Engineer
17 10 (2.53%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (15.91%) Web Services
2 44 (11.11%) .NET
3 36 (9.09%) Middleware
4 31 (7.83%) J2EE
5 30 (7.58%) REST
6 22 (5.56%) Spring
7 20 (5.05%) SOAP
8 18 (4.55%) LAMP
9 15 (3.79%) JSON
10 13 (3.28%) AngularJS
10 13 (3.28%) RESTful
10 13 (3.28%) Servlets
11 12 (3.03%) CSS
11 12 (3.03%) Hibernate
11 12 (3.03%) LAPP Stack
11 12 (3.03%) LEMP Stack
12 11 (2.78%) .NET Core
12 11 (2.78%) Node.js
13 10 (2.53%) ASP.NET
13 10 (2.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (3.28%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.03%) PKI
4 10 (2.53%) User Experience
5 9 (2.27%) Replication
6 7 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.26%) Over-the-Top Content
7 5 (1.26%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.26%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.01%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.76%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (0.76%) BBC
9 3 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.76%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.51%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.51%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.51%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 189 (47.73%) Linux
2 62 (15.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 61 (15.40%) Unix
4 35 (8.84%) Windows
5 27 (6.82%) CentOS
6 22 (5.56%) Solaris
7 14 (3.54%) AIX
8 9 (2.27%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.52%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.01%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.51%) Android
11 2 (0.51%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.51%) VMS
11 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.25%) Debian
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (46.72%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
3 98 (24.75%) Configuration Management
4 73 (18.43%) Scrum
5 63 (15.91%) Continuous Deployment
6 61 (15.40%) TDD
7 58 (14.65%) Deployment Automation
8 42 (10.61%) Open Source
9 41 (10.35%) Continuous Delivery
10 40 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (9.85%) Kanban
12 35 (8.84%) Microservices
13 34 (8.59%) Programme Management
14 32 (8.08%) Digital Marketing
14 32 (8.08%) Migration
14 32 (8.08%) Test Automation
15 24 (6.06%) ITIL
16 22 (5.56%) BDD
17 21 (5.30%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 20 (5.05%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 126 (31.82%) Java
2 94 (23.74%) Python
3 64 (16.16%) Ruby
4 57 (14.39%) Perl
5 45 (11.36%) SQL
6 42 (10.61%) Bash Shell
7 35 (8.84%) Shell Script
8 29 (7.32%) JavaScript
9 26 (6.57%) C#
9 26 (6.57%) Go
10 25 (6.31%) PowerShell
11 19 (4.80%) C
12 17 (4.29%) Java 8
13 10 (2.53%) Scala
14 8 (2.02%) C++
14 8 (2.02%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.77%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.52%) PHP
17 4 (1.01%) Groovy
18 2 (0.51%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 42 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 29 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.27%) Degree
4 8 (2.02%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.51%) CCNP
7 2 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.01%) GDPR
1 4 (1.01%) SLA
2 3 (0.76%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.25%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) PMO
3 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 99 (25.00%) Docker
2 25 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.78%) Xen
4 6 (1.52%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.25%) Ceph
8 1 (0.25%) Firmware
8 1 (0.25%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.25%) KVM
8 1 (0.25%) LXC
8 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 176 (44.44%) Ansible
2 81 (20.45%) Puppet
3 74 (18.69%) Terraform
4 60 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (10.86%) Kubernetes
6 16 (4.04%) Nagios
7 15 (3.79%) Salt
8 12 (3.03%) ZABBIX
9 9 (2.27%) Opsview
10 8 (2.02%) Kibana
11 6 (1.52%) Prometheus
12 5 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (1.26%) Grafana
13 2 (0.51%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.51%) logstash
13 2 (0.51%) Packer
13 2 (0.51%) Rancher
13 2 (0.51%) rkt
14 1 (0.25%) Pingdom
14 1 (0.25%) yum
Vendors
1 43 (10.86%) Red Hat
2 42 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 39 (9.85%) Oracle
4 33 (8.33%) VMware
5 32 (8.08%) SAP
6 29 (7.32%) Google
7 18 (4.55%) Atlassian
8 17 (4.29%) NetApp
9 14 (3.54%) webMethods
10 12 (3.03%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.77%) BEA
11 7 (1.77%) Dynatrace
12 6 (1.52%) Informatica
12 6 (1.52%) New Relic
13 5 (1.26%) Adobe
13 5 (1.26%) Cisco
13 5 (1.26%) Citrix
13 5 (1.26%) Splunk
14 4 (1.01%) Arista
14 4 (1.01%) ServiceNow