Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 15 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 21 33
Rank change year-on-year +11 +12 +51
Contract jobs citing DevOps 9,064 6,640 5,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 9.52% 7.01% 5.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.02% 8.16% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,468 4,965 4,047
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +7.53%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £375
90th Percentile £675 £650 £629
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 17
England median hourly rate £47.50 £46.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.15% -15.45% -
10th Percentile £27.10 £35.00 £44.18
90th Percentile £67.21 £67.75 £59.31
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -27.08% -12.73% -

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 82,271 81,375 84,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.38% 85.91% 85.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,116 54,618 56,145
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £645 £638 £608
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,111 1,937 2,260
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in England

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in England

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in England over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in England

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps in England

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in England over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DevOps in England

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 15 November 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
London +6 5,244 £550 +4.76% 1,164
South East +12 1,170 £500 +5.26% 310
North of England +21 1,125 £475 +2.76% 375
Midlands +26 711 £463 -7.50% 163
North West +23 525 £500 +4.17% 202
West Midlands +23 473 £488 -0.15% 99
East of England +28 425 £523 -0.48% 135
Yorkshire +11 391 £450 -1.10% 131
South West +3 390 £493 +5.35% 149
East Midlands +25 237 £430 -14.00% 64
North East +13 216 £500 +11.00% 43
South Coast - 2 - -
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 England region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 4,584 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
2 3,538 (39.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3,109 (34.30%) Docker
4 2,912 (32.13%) Jenkins
5 2,827 (31.19%) Java
6 2,781 (30.68%) Linux
7 2,619 (28.89%) Ansible
8 2,336 (25.77%) Python
9 2,112 (23.30%) Terraform
10 2,056 (22.68%) Kubernetes
11 1,948 (21.49%) Microsoft Azure
12 1,895 (20.91%) Puppet
13 1,891 (20.86%) Git (software)
14 1,851 (20.42%) Continuous Integration
15 1,545 (17.05%) Microservices
16 1,479 (16.32%) Finance
17 1,392 (15.36%) Scrum
18 1,308 (14.43%) Opscode Chef
19 1,293 (14.27%) Test Automation
20 1,258 (13.88%) TDD
21 1,214 (13.39%) Configuration Management
22 1,198 (13.22%) JavaScript
23 1,086 (11.98%) Windows
24 1,022 (11.28%) SQL
25 951 (10.49%) Bash Shell
26 930 (10.26%) JIRA
27 909 (10.03%) Security Cleared
28 904 (9.97%) Web Services
29 859 (9.48%) Node.js
30 842 (9.29%) Microsoft

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 559 (6.17%) Confluence
2 411 (4.53%) Elasticsearch
3 373 (4.12%) Apache
4 329 (3.63%) Tomcat
5 289 (3.19%) nginx
6 208 (2.29%) Apache Spark
7 193 (2.13%) IIS
8 174 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
9 154 (1.70%) OpenStack
10 151 (1.67%) JBoss
11 125 (1.38%) SharePoint
12 112 (1.24%) WebLogic
13 108 (1.19%) WebSphere
14 99 (1.09%) CMS
15 68 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 53 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 42 (0.46%) Jetty
18 39 (0.43%) Apache Solr
19 37 (0.41%) Mongrel
20 36 (0.40%) Drupal
Applications
1 79 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 37 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
4 32 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.099%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.088%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.077%) HipChat
9 2 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.011%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.011%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.011%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.011%) Stata
Business Applications
1 66 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 20 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
4 14 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
5 12 (0.13%) Magento
6 9 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.066%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.066%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.055%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 5 (0.055%) Teamcenter
9 4 (0.044%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.044%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.033%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.033%) R3 Corda
10 3 (0.033%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.033%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.033%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.033%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.022%) Bloomberg AIM
Cloud Services
1 3,538 (39.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1,948 (21.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 525 (5.79%) PaaS
4 524 (5.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 501 (5.53%) Amazon EC2
6 498 (5.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 490 (5.41%) GitHub
8 397 (4.38%) Amazon S3
9 379 (4.18%) IaaS
10 378 (4.17%) Serverless
11 295 (3.25%) SaaS
12 271 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
13 262 (2.89%) OpenShift
14 260 (2.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 206 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
16 152 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 140 (1.54%) Route 53
18 138 (1.52%) npm
19 121 (1.33%) Amazon ELB
20 89 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 357 (3.94%) Firewall
2 330 (3.64%) HTTP
3 271 (2.99%) DNS
4 268 (2.96%) SSL
4 268 (2.96%) TCP/IP
5 135 (1.49%) VPN
6 80 (0.88%) DHCP
7 76 (0.84%) Internet
8 71 (0.78%) SSH
9 61 (0.67%) IPsec
9 61 (0.67%) Network Security
10 56 (0.62%) Kerberos
11 55 (0.61%) LAN
11 55 (0.61%) WAN
12 47 (0.52%) FTP
13 39 (0.43%) SAN
14 37 (0.41%) DSL
15 36 (0.40%) Software-Defined Networking
16 31 (0.34%) VLAN
17 28 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 600 (6.62%) MongoDB
2 577 (6.37%) NoSQL
3 516 (5.69%) SQL Server
4 510 (5.63%) MySQL
5 463 (5.11%) Hadoop
6 446 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
7 401 (4.42%) Big Data
8 288 (3.18%) Relational Database
9 278 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 214 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
11 195 (2.15%) Redis
12 172 (1.90%) RDBMS
13 120 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 103 (1.14%) Oracle Database
15 102 (1.13%) Apache Hive
15 102 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
16 94 (1.04%) HBase
17 75 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
18 70 (0.77%) Blockchain
19 69 (0.76%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2,912 (32.13%) Jenkins
2 1,891 (20.86%) Git (software)
3 930 (10.26%) JIRA
4 732 (8.08%) Maven
5 564 (6.22%) Selenium
6 405 (4.47%) TeamCity
7 395 (4.36%) Cucumber
8 375 (4.14%) Visual Studio Team System
9 308 (3.40%) Bitbucket
10 304 (3.35%) GitLab
11 300 (3.31%) Sonatype Nexus
12 276 (3.05%) Artifactory
12 276 (3.05%) JUnit
13 273 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 272 (3.00%) Octopus Deploy
15 271 (2.99%) Gradle
16 256 (2.82%) Visual Studio
17 252 (2.78%) SonarQube
18 245 (2.70%) Subversion
19 219 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,479 (16.32%) Finance
2 701 (7.73%) Banking
3 222 (2.45%) Retail
4 171 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 138 (1.52%) Front Office
6 134 (1.48%) Marketing
7 93 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 89 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 75 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 74 (0.82%) Electronics
10 74 (0.82%) Publishing
11 70 (0.77%) Legal
12 68 (0.75%) Law
13 66 (0.73%) Games
14 49 (0.54%) Advertising
15 44 (0.49%) Back Office
16 33 (0.36%) Retail Banking
17 29 (0.32%) Billing
18 19 (0.21%) Automotive
19 13 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3,601 (39.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 2,188 (24.14%) Developer
3 1,022 (11.28%) AWS Engineer
4 1,013 (11.18%) AWS DevOps
5 886 (9.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 871 (9.61%) Java Developer
7 701 (7.73%) Architect
8 388 (4.28%) Azure DevOps
9 379 (4.18%) Senior DevOps
10 363 (4.00%) Azure Engineer
11 340 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
11 340 (3.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 304 (3.35%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 287 (3.17%) Consultant
14 273 (3.01%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 262 (2.89%) Senior Developer
16 260 (2.87%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 244 (2.69%) Linux Engineer
18 226 (2.49%) Lead DevOps
19 225 (2.48%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 904 (9.97%) Web Services
2 859 (9.48%) Node.js
3 841 (9.28%) .NET
4 767 (8.46%) Spring
5 751 (8.29%) REST
6 657 (7.25%) AngularJS
7 575 (6.34%) HTML
8 563 (6.21%) React
9 557 (6.15%) CSS
10 521 (5.75%) Spring Boot
11 472 (5.21%) JSON
12 458 (5.05%) Kafka
13 414 (4.57%) RESTful
14 412 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
15 357 (3.94%) HTML5
16 283 (3.12%) XML
17 251 (2.77%) RabbitMQ
18 232 (2.56%) Middleware
19 218 (2.41%) Hibernate
20 203 (2.24%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 482 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
2 282 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
3 277 (3.06%) Public Cloud
4 247 (2.73%) Computer Science
5 237 (2.61%) User Experience
6 229 (2.53%) Data Centre
7 200 (2.21%) Fintech
8 185 (2.04%) Mobile App
9 184 (2.03%) Cloud Native
10 139 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
11 122 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
12 111 (1.22%) Management Information System
13 106 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
14 96 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
15 79 (0.87%) PKI
16 78 (0.86%) Algorithms
17 72 (0.79%) iPad
18 71 (0.78%) Private Cloud
19 68 (0.75%) Fixed Income
20 60 (0.66%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2,781 (30.68%) Linux
2 1,086 (11.98%) Windows
3 719 (7.93%) Unix
4 575 (6.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 326 (3.60%) CentOS
6 303 (3.34%) Windows Server
7 178 (1.96%) Ubuntu
8 137 (1.51%) Android
9 136 (1.50%) Apple iOS
10 89 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
11 74 (0.82%) Solaris
12 54 (0.60%) Debian
13 52 (0.57%) CoreOS
14 38 (0.42%) AIX
15 35 (0.39%) VMS
16 29 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
17 25 (0.28%) Mac OS X
18 21 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
19 17 (0.19%) Fedora
20 15 (0.17%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,584 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1,851 (20.42%) Continuous Integration
3 1,545 (17.05%) Microservices
4 1,392 (15.36%) Scrum
5 1,293 (14.27%) Test Automation
6 1,258 (13.88%) TDD
7 1,214 (13.39%) Configuration Management
8 830 (9.16%) Open Source
9 817 (9.01%) Continuous Delivery
10 719 (7.93%) BDD
11 616 (6.80%) Migration
12 602 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
13 595 (6.56%) Kanban
14 585 (6.45%) Software Engineering
15 562 (6.20%) Deployment Automation
16 494 (5.45%) Continuous Deployment
17 440 (4.85%) Analytics
18 372 (4.10%) Mentoring
19 347 (3.83%) E-Commerce
20 337 (3.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,827 (31.19%) Java
2 2,336 (25.77%) Python
3 1,198 (13.22%) JavaScript
4 1,022 (11.28%) SQL
5 951 (10.49%) Bash Shell
6 752 (8.30%) C#
7 745 (8.22%) Ruby
8 697 (7.69%) PowerShell
9 523 (5.77%) Java 8
10 476 (5.25%) Perl
11 442 (4.88%) Groovy
12 343 (3.78%) Go
13 326 (3.60%) Shell Script
14 318 (3.51%) Scala
15 250 (2.76%) PHP
16 186 (2.05%) C++
17 160 (1.77%) TypeScript
18 122 (1.35%) C
19 92 (1.02%) ES6
20 69 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 909 (10.03%) Security Cleared
2 727 (8.02%) SC Cleared
3 336 (3.71%) Degree
4 161 (1.78%) AWS Certification
5 155 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 60 (0.66%) CISSP
7 56 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 55 (0.61%) ISTQB
9 50 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 48 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
10 48 (0.53%) ISEB
11 40 (0.44%) CISM
12 31 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (0.23%) CISA
13 21 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (0.22%) CCNP
14 20 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 18 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
16 17 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 16 (0.18%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 438 (4.83%) QA
2 67 (0.74%) GDPR
3 40 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 39 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 33 (0.36%) SLA
7 27 (0.30%) PMO
8 26 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 24 (0.26%) PSD2
10 17 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
11 13 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 12 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
12 12 (0.13%) ISO 22301
12 12 (0.13%) ISO 31000
12 12 (0.13%) ISO 9001
13 10 (0.11%) FedRAMP
14 9 (0.099%) HIPAA
15 8 (0.088%) Actionable Recommendations
15 8 (0.088%) COBIT
16 6 (0.066%) WCAG
System Software
1 3,109 (34.30%) Docker
2 245 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 228 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 189 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
5 60 (0.66%) HDFS
5 60 (0.66%) Xen
6 49 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 47 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 36 (0.40%) NFS
9 31 (0.34%) etcd
10 29 (0.32%) KVM
11 28 (0.31%) VirtualBox
12 27 (0.30%) vCloud
13 26 (0.29%) flannel
13 26 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
14 20 (0.22%) Apache Flume
15 18 (0.20%) vSphere
16 17 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
17 16 (0.18%) Ceph
17 16 (0.18%) SkyDNS
Systems Management
1 2,619 (28.89%) Ansible
2 2,112 (23.30%) Terraform
3 2,056 (22.68%) Kubernetes
4 1,895 (20.91%) Puppet
5 1,308 (14.43%) Opscode Chef
6 285 (3.14%) Kibana
7 271 (2.99%) Packer
8 244 (2.69%) Grafana
9 217 (2.39%) Nagios
10 186 (2.05%) Prometheus
11 184 (2.03%) logstash
12 176 (1.94%) Salt
13 140 (1.54%) ZABBIX
14 116 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
15 115 (1.27%) Mesos
16 114 (1.26%) Consul
17 108 (1.19%) Rancher
18 86 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
19 60 (0.66%) Graphite
20 51 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 842 (9.29%) Microsoft
2 617 (6.81%) Oracle
3 540 (5.96%) Google
4 531 (5.86%) Red Hat
5 381 (4.20%) Splunk
5 381 (4.20%) VMware
6 203 (2.24%) Atlassian
7 178 (1.96%) SAP
8 142 (1.57%) IBM
9 140 (1.54%) New Relic
10 113 (1.25%) Cisco
11 109 (1.20%) AppDynamics
12 106 (1.17%) Adobe
13 95 (1.05%) MuleSoft
14 75 (0.83%) ServiceNow
15 73 (0.81%) SaltStack
16 64 (0.71%) hybris
17 59 (0.65%) Tableau
18 57 (0.63%) NetApp
18 57 (0.63%) Salesforce.com