Period
to 24 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 24 January 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 15 11
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4 +11
Contract jobs citing DevOps 120 157 264
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.46% 8.32% 10.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.79% 9.31% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 75 150
Median daily rate £450 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £351 £375 £375
90th Percentile £600 £663 £700
Scotland median daily rate £450 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -12.20% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.71% -
Scotland median hourly rate - £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -35.71% -

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 938 1,686 2,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 89.59% 89.30% 88.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 858 1,193
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £245 £255 £277
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 31
Median hourly rate £50.00 £18.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +177.82% -29.42% +51.25%
10th Percentile £45.10 £15.04 £15.04
90th Percentile £66.25 £51.50 £46.63
Median hourly rate £22.25 £19.03 £24.75
% change year-on-year +16.92% -23.11% +22.46%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Edinburgh

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for DevOps in Edinburgh

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 83 (69.17%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (42.50%) Python
3 49 (40.83%) Jenkins
4 48 (40.00%) Public Sector
5 47 (39.17%) AWS
5 47 (39.17%) Java
6 35 (29.17%) OpenShift
6 35 (29.17%) Ansible
7 32 (26.67%) Infrastructure as Code
8 30 (25.00%) Linux
9 29 (24.17%) Test Automation
9 29 (24.17%) Amazon S3
9 29 (24.17%) JavaScript
10 28 (23.33%) SQL
10 28 (23.33%) Spring
10 28 (23.33%) Microservices
11 27 (22.50%) Serverless
11 27 (22.50%) Kanban
12 26 (21.67%) Azure
12 26 (21.67%) Bash Shell
12 26 (21.67%) AWS CloudFormation
12 26 (21.67%) Docker
13 25 (20.83%) AWS Lambda
13 25 (20.83%) Grafana
14 23 (19.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (18.33%) Scrum
15 22 (18.33%) Windows
16 21 (17.50%) BDD
16 21 (17.50%) Spring Boot
17 20 (16.67%) Artifactory

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 13 (10.83%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (7.50%) Confluence
3 7 (5.83%) IIS
3 7 (5.83%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.17%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.33%) Apache
6 3 (2.50%) nginx
6 3 (2.50%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.67%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.83%) JBoss
8 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 47 (39.17%) AWS
2 35 (29.17%) OpenShift
3 29 (24.17%) Amazon S3
4 27 (22.50%) Serverless
5 26 (21.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 26 (21.67%) Azure
6 25 (20.83%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (14.17%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (10.00%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 11 (9.17%) AWS CodeBuild
9 11 (9.17%) Route 53
10 4 (3.33%) PaaS
11 3 (2.50%) AWS CodeDeploy
11 3 (2.50%) AWS CodePipeline
11 3 (2.50%) Office 365
11 3 (2.50%) SaaS
12 2 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (1.67%) GitHub
13 1 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.33%) SAN
2 8 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (3.33%) Firewall
4 3 (2.50%) LAN
4 3 (2.50%) WAN
5 2 (1.67%) SSL
6 1 (0.83%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.83%) Calico
6 1 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (8.33%) Amazon Aurora
3 7 (5.83%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.00%) DB2
4 6 (5.00%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (4.17%) Spatial Data
5 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.33%) InfluxDB
7 3 (2.50%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.67%) GIS
8 2 (1.67%) MySQL
8 2 (1.67%) QGIS
8 2 (1.67%) Tableau
9 1 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.83%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 49 (40.83%) Jenkins
2 20 (16.67%) Artifactory
3 18 (15.00%) Git (software)
4 13 (10.83%) Selenium
5 12 (10.00%) Bitbucket
5 12 (10.00%) GitLab
6 9 (7.50%) JIRA
7 7 (5.83%) Cucumber
8 6 (5.00%) JMeter
8 6 (5.00%) Postman
9 5 (4.17%) REST Assured
9 5 (4.17%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.67%) Cypress.io
10 2 (1.67%) Subversion
11 1 (0.83%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.83%) JUnit
11 1 (0.83%) Maven
11 1 (0.83%) NUnit
11 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.83%) Xcode
General
1 48 (40.00%) Public Sector
2 19 (15.83%) Banking
3 18 (15.00%) Finance
4 9 (7.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Law
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (30.83%) Developer
2 30 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (10.83%) Java Developer
4 8 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
4 8 (6.67%) Technical Leader
5 7 (5.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 7 (5.83%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (5.83%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 7 (5.83%) Platform Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) Scala Developer
7 5 (4.17%) Test Engineer
8 4 (3.33%) Automation Tester
8 4 (3.33%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (3.33%) Tester
9 3 (2.50%) Architect
9 3 (2.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (2.50%) Project Leader
9 3 (2.50%) Web Developer
10 2 (1.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.33%) Spring
2 21 (17.50%) Spring Boot
3 19 (15.83%) REST
4 13 (10.83%) OAuth
5 12 (10.00%) .NET
6 10 (8.33%) HTML
6 10 (8.33%) OAuth2
6 10 (8.33%) PostGIS
6 10 (8.33%) React
6 10 (8.33%) Spring Security
7 8 (6.67%) Node.js
7 8 (6.67%) Web Services
7 8 (6.67%) XML
8 7 (5.83%) CSS
8 7 (5.83%) JSON
8 7 (5.83%) SOAP
9 6 (5.00%) .NET Framework
9 6 (5.00%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.00%) Gherkin
10 5 (4.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 8 (6.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 6 (5.00%) EMC VNX
2 6 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.50%) User Experience
4 3 (2.50%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.67%) PKI
6 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.83%) Clustering
6 1 (0.83%) iPad
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (25.00%) Linux
2 23 (19.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (18.33%) Windows
4 12 (10.00%) Ubuntu
5 9 (7.50%) Windows Server
6 7 (5.83%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (2.50%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.50%) CentOS
9 2 (1.67%) AIX
9 2 (1.67%) Android
10 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (69.17%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.67%) Infrastructure as Code
3 29 (24.17%) Test Automation
4 28 (23.33%) Microservices
5 27 (22.50%) Kanban
6 22 (18.33%) Scrum
7 21 (17.50%) BDD
8 18 (15.00%) Mentoring
9 16 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (13.33%) TDD
10 15 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 15 (12.50%) Migration
11 12 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (9.17%) Software Engineering
13 10 (8.33%) Human-Centred Design
13 10 (8.33%) Web Development
14 9 (7.50%) Coaching
14 9 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (6.67%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 51 (42.50%) Python
2 47 (39.17%) Java
3 29 (24.17%) JavaScript
4 28 (23.33%) SQL
5 26 (21.67%) Bash Shell
6 15 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 13 (10.83%) Groovy
8 12 (10.00%) Java 8
9 10 (8.33%) PL/SQL
10 8 (6.67%) Perl
11 6 (5.00%) Scala
12 5 (4.17%) TypeScript
13 4 (3.33%) C#
14 1 (0.83%) C
14 1 (0.83%) C++
14 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.83%) Ruby
14 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.83%) VBA
14 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.17%) CCNA
1 5 (4.17%) CCNP
1 5 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.33%) VCP6
2 4 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.50%) NCDA
3 3 (2.50%) VCAP
4 2 (1.67%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.83%) Degree
5 1 (0.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (5.00%) QA
2 3 (2.50%) NCSC
System Software
1 26 (21.67%) Docker
2 9 (7.50%) VMware NSX
3 7 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.17%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.67%) vSphere
7 1 (0.83%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 35 (29.17%) Ansible
2 25 (20.83%) Grafana
3 18 (15.00%) Terraform
4 14 (11.67%) Kubernetes
5 12 (10.00%) Kibana
6 8 (6.67%) PowerCLI
7 4 (3.33%) Avamar
7 4 (3.33%) SCCM
8 3 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.67%) Nagios
9 2 (1.67%) Pingdom
9 2 (1.67%) Puppet
9 2 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.83%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.83%) Istio
10 1 (0.83%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (11.67%) VMware
2 13 (10.83%) Oracle
3 10 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.50%) Cisco
5 8 (6.67%) Brocade
6 6 (5.00%) IBM
7 5 (4.17%) BEA
7 5 (4.17%) F5
7 5 (4.17%) webMethods
8 4 (3.33%) EMC
8 4 (3.33%) NetApp
9 2 (1.67%) SAP
9 2 (1.67%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.83%) Blue Prism
10 1 (0.83%) Charles River
10 1 (0.83%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.83%) Google
10 1 (0.83%) Red Hat