Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 10 24
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14 +9
Contract jobs citing DevOps 8,279 8,744 6,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.70% 9.26% 6.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.34% 10.66% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,881 6,243 4,594
England median daily rate £538 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £400 £398 £375
90th Percentile £694 £675 £647
UK median daily rate £535 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 17 24
England median hourly rate £46.00 £50.00 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +9.29% -16.82%
10th Percentile £35.00 £27.10 £35.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £72.22 £60.58
UK median hourly rate £45.50 £48.75 £47.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.72% -14.55%

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 67,089 82,006 78,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.67% 86.86% 86.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,576 54,741 52,825
England median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £644 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £452 £450
% change year-on-year +5.20% +0.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,008 2,192 1,860
England median hourly rate £24.24 £21.00 £24.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.42% -14.85% +9.60%
10th Percentile £11.83 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.60 £24.66
% change year-on-year +16.50% -16.46% +9.60%

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 +1 4,609 £550 - 1,078
South East +18 1,228 £500 - 358
North of England +2 1,035 £486 +3.46% 463
South West +18 630 £525 +10.53% 192
North West -2 473 £500 +1.01% 249
Midlands -6 439 £500 +8.11% 219
Yorkshire +10 410 £475 +5.56% 170
East of England +2 311 £500 -4.31% 180
West Midlands -6 299 £500 +0.50% 139
North East +1 151 £438 -7.89% 44
East Midlands -2 133 £465 +8.14% 76
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 4,102 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
2 3,050 (36.84%) AWS
3 2,952 (35.66%) Azure
4 2,432 (29.38%) Docker
5 2,233 (26.97%) Python
6 2,123 (25.64%) Kubernetes
7 1,988 (24.01%) Jenkins
8 1,983 (23.95%) Terraform
9 1,953 (23.59%) Ansible
10 1,949 (23.54%) Linux
11 1,941 (23.44%) Java
12 1,491 (18.01%) Git (software)
13 1,424 (17.20%) Finance
14 1,331 (16.08%) Scrum
15 1,306 (15.77%) Microservices
16 1,242 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
17 1,182 (14.28%) SQL
18 1,117 (13.49%) JavaScript
19 1,106 (13.36%) Test Automation
20 977 (11.80%) Puppet
21 971 (11.73%) JIRA
22 950 (11.47%) Microsoft
23 949 (11.46%) Security Cleared
24 940 (11.35%) TDD
25 935 (11.29%) C#
26 899 (10.86%) .NET
27 826 (9.98%) GCP
28 820 (9.90%) Infrastructure as Code
29 813 (9.82%) Windows
30 777 (9.39%) PowerShell

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
1 524 (6.33%) Confluence
2 287 (3.47%) Apache Spark
3 238 (2.87%) Apache
4 178 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
5 165 (1.99%) nginx
6 126 (1.52%) OpenStack
7 125 (1.51%) IIS
8 118 (1.43%) SharePoint
9 112 (1.35%) Tomcat
10 74 (0.89%) JBoss
11 68 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
12 61 (0.74%) WebSphere
13 60 (0.72%) CMS
14 43 (0.52%) WebLogic
15 36 (0.43%) Apache Solr
16 34 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
17 33 (0.40%) WordPress
18 32 (0.39%) Jupyter
19 29 (0.35%) Mule
20 25 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 78 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.097%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.072%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.048%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.048%) Zeplin
9 2 (0.024%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.012%) InVision
10 1 (0.012%) Sketch
10 1 (0.012%) Stata
Business Applications
1 97 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 23 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 15 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 14 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
6 13 (0.16%) Magento
7 10 (0.12%) Eloqua
7 10 (0.12%) Temenos T24
8 9 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
8 9 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 9 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
8 9 (0.11%) Sonata
9 8 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (0.085%) SAP Hybris
11 6 (0.072%) Misys Opics
11 6 (0.072%) NetSuite
11 6 (0.072%) Unit4 Business World
12 5 (0.060%) Oracle BPM
12 5 (0.060%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 3,050 (36.84%) AWS
2 2,952 (35.66%) Azure
3 826 (9.98%) GCP
4 622 (7.51%) Serverless
5 493 (5.95%) GitHub
6 485 (5.86%) PaaS
7 483 (5.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 462 (5.58%) Amazon S3
9 430 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
10 424 (5.12%) OpenShift
11 415 (5.01%) AWS Lambda
12 394 (4.76%) IaaS
13 264 (3.19%) SaaS
14 220 (2.66%) Power Platform
15 206 (2.49%) Amazon ECS
16 188 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 181 (2.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 155 (1.87%) Amazon SQS
19 148 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
20 147 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 215 (2.60%) Firewall
2 189 (2.28%) DNS
3 145 (1.75%) HTTP
4 139 (1.68%) TCP/IP
5 123 (1.49%) VPN
6 120 (1.45%) Internet
7 91 (1.10%) SSL
8 75 (0.91%) Network Security
8 75 (0.91%) WAN
9 49 (0.59%) DHCP
10 42 (0.51%) SAN
11 41 (0.50%) LAN
12 38 (0.46%) FTP
13 28 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
14 23 (0.28%) IPsec
15 22 (0.27%) OpenVPN
16 21 (0.25%) Kerberos
16 21 (0.25%) SSH
17 19 (0.23%) NAS
17 19 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 544 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 492 (5.94%) Big Data
3 367 (4.43%) NoSQL
4 360 (4.35%) MySQL
5 341 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
6 320 (3.87%) Amazon RDS
7 286 (3.45%) MongoDB
8 264 (3.19%) Relational Database
9 257 (3.10%) Hadoop
10 211 (2.55%) Power BI
11 207 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
12 199 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 176 (2.13%) Data Lake
14 149 (1.80%) Amazon Redshift
15 130 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 125 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
17 116 (1.40%) RDBMS
18 106 (1.28%) Oracle Database
19 100 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
20 99 (1.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,988 (24.01%) Jenkins
2 1,491 (18.01%) Git (software)
3 971 (11.73%) JIRA
4 456 (5.51%) Visual Studio Team System
5 387 (4.67%) Selenium
6 285 (3.44%) Maven
7 278 (3.36%) GitLab
7 278 (3.36%) Sonatype Nexus
8 263 (3.18%) Cucumber
9 261 (3.15%) Visual Studio
10 254 (3.07%) Bitbucket
11 234 (2.83%) TeamCity
12 210 (2.54%) JUnit
13 197 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
14 181 (2.19%) Artifactory
15 167 (2.02%) SonarQube
16 152 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 141 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
18 128 (1.55%) Subversion
19 112 (1.35%) Gradle
General
1 1,424 (17.20%) Finance
2 538 (6.50%) Banking
3 360 (4.35%) Public Sector
4 211 (2.55%) Retail
5 135 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 127 (1.53%) Front Office
7 120 (1.45%) Marketing
7 120 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 75 (0.91%) Legal
9 72 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 71 (0.86%) Law
11 62 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 61 (0.74%) Publishing
13 58 (0.70%) Games
14 48 (0.58%) Billing
15 42 (0.51%) Retail Banking
16 30 (0.36%) Electronics
17 27 (0.33%) Advertising
18 22 (0.27%) Military
19 21 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2,787 (33.66%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,934 (23.36%) Developer
3 711 (8.59%) AWS Engineer
4 690 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
5 686 (8.29%) Architect
6 558 (6.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 539 (6.51%) Azure DevOps
8 535 (6.46%) Azure Engineer
9 450 (5.44%) Cloud Engineer
10 437 (5.28%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 403 (4.87%) Java Developer
12 325 (3.93%) Senior DevOps
13 294 (3.55%) Analyst
13 294 (3.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 269 (3.25%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 265 (3.20%) Consultant
16 253 (3.06%) Senior Developer
17 234 (2.83%) Python Developer
18 212 (2.56%) .NET Developer
19 208 (2.51%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 899 (10.86%) .NET
2 706 (8.53%) Node.js
3 633 (7.65%) Web Services
4 508 (6.14%) AngularJS
5 495 (5.98%) REST
6 456 (5.51%) Spring
7 453 (5.47%) HTML
8 420 (5.07%) CSS
9 416 (5.02%) React
10 412 (4.98%) RESTful
11 400 (4.83%) Kafka
12 380 (4.59%) JSON
13 274 (3.31%) Spring Boot
14 240 (2.90%) .NET Core
15 209 (2.52%) XML
16 201 (2.43%) HTML5
17 195 (2.36%) ASP.NET
18 190 (2.29%) SOAP
19 182 (2.20%) .NET Framework
20 170 (2.05%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 371 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
2 332 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
3 275 (3.32%) Public Cloud
4 182 (2.20%) Data Centre
5 172 (2.08%) User Experience
6 161 (1.94%) Cloud Native
7 144 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 128 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
9 123 (1.49%) Mobile App
10 108 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
11 97 (1.17%) Algorithms
12 93 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
13 92 (1.11%) Data Structures
14 86 (1.04%) Management Information System
15 71 (0.86%) Clustering
16 68 (0.82%) Virtual Team
17 67 (0.81%) Private Cloud
18 59 (0.71%) Replication
19 58 (0.70%) PKI
20 56 (0.68%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,949 (23.54%) Linux
2 813 (9.82%) Windows
3 438 (5.29%) Unix
4 433 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 198 (2.39%) CentOS
6 189 (2.28%) Windows Server
7 133 (1.61%) Ubuntu
8 102 (1.23%) Android
9 81 (0.98%) Apple iOS
10 49 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (0.43%) Windows 10
12 35 (0.42%) Solaris
13 34 (0.41%) VMS
14 30 (0.36%) Mac OS
15 29 (0.35%) Mac OS X
16 28 (0.34%) Debian
17 24 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
18 22 (0.27%) CoreOS
19 14 (0.17%) Windows 7
20 13 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,102 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1,331 (16.08%) Scrum
3 1,306 (15.77%) Microservices
4 1,242 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1,106 (13.36%) Test Automation
6 940 (11.35%) TDD
7 820 (9.90%) Infrastructure as Code
8 764 (9.23%) Configuration Management
9 714 (8.62%) Migration
10 680 (8.21%) Software Engineering
11 619 (7.48%) Kanban
12 575 (6.95%) Open Source
13 567 (6.85%) BDD
14 552 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
15 494 (5.97%) Analytics
16 441 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
17 346 (4.18%) Mentoring
18 334 (4.03%) OO
19 323 (3.90%) SDLC
20 321 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,233 (26.97%) Python
2 1,941 (23.44%) Java
3 1,182 (14.28%) SQL
4 1,117 (13.49%) JavaScript
5 935 (11.29%) C#
6 777 (9.39%) PowerShell
7 667 (8.06%) Bash Shell
8 506 (6.11%) Ruby
9 287 (3.47%) Go
10 273 (3.30%) Scala
11 243 (2.94%) Shell Script
12 242 (2.92%) Java 8
13 226 (2.73%) Perl
14 222 (2.68%) PHP
15 182 (2.20%) TypeScript
16 169 (2.04%) Groovy
17 142 (1.72%) C++
18 133 (1.61%) C
19 91 (1.10%) R
20 84 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 949 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 716 (8.65%) SC Cleared
3 304 (3.67%) Degree
4 203 (2.45%) AWS Certification
5 129 (1.56%) DV Cleared
6 78 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 66 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 58 (0.70%) CISSP
9 57 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 57 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 54 (0.65%) RHCE
11 35 (0.42%) DBS Check
12 34 (0.41%) MCSA
13 28 (0.34%) ISEB
14 27 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
14 27 (0.33%) PMI Certification
15 21 (0.25%) Master's Degree
15 21 (0.25%) PMP
16 20 (0.24%) CISM
16 20 (0.24%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 368 (4.44%) QA
2 60 (0.72%) GDPR
3 54 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 48 (0.58%) SLA
5 38 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 31 (0.37%) NIST
7 21 (0.25%) PMO
8 18 (0.22%) WCAG
9 16 (0.19%) NCSC
9 16 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.16%) PSD2
11 10 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (0.085%) NIST 800
13 6 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.048%) COBIT
14 4 (0.048%) HL7
15 1 (0.012%) ISO 9001
15 1 (0.012%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.012%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2,432 (29.38%) Docker
2 302 (3.65%) Active Directory
3 143 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 120 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
5 61 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 42 (0.51%) HDFS
7 37 (0.45%) vSphere
8 23 (0.28%) LXC
9 21 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (0.24%) Gluster
11 13 (0.16%) vCloud
11 13 (0.16%) VMware NSX
12 10 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 10 (0.12%) PowerDNS
12 10 (0.12%) VirtualBox
12 10 (0.12%) Xen
13 9 (0.11%) NFS
14 8 (0.097%) OpenAM
14 8 (0.097%) OpenDJ
15 7 (0.085%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 2,123 (25.64%) Kubernetes
2 1,983 (23.95%) Terraform
3 1,953 (23.59%) Ansible
4 977 (11.80%) Puppet
5 717 (8.66%) Opscode Chef
6 215 (2.60%) Packer
7 148 (1.79%) Consul
8 147 (1.78%) Grafana
8 147 (1.78%) Prometheus
9 104 (1.26%) Salt
10 95 (1.15%) Kibana
11 65 (0.79%) Nagios
12 59 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
13 58 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
14 46 (0.56%) HAProxy
15 45 (0.54%) SCCM
16 44 (0.53%) logstash
17 43 (0.52%) Mesos
18 37 (0.45%) ZABBIX
19 36 (0.43%) Rancher
Vendors
1 950 (11.47%) Microsoft
2 551 (6.66%) Google
3 472 (5.70%) Oracle
4 363 (4.38%) Red Hat
5 281 (3.39%) Splunk
6 278 (3.36%) VMware
7 186 (2.25%) Atlassian
8 164 (1.98%) SAP
9 137 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
10 124 (1.50%) IBM
11 122 (1.47%) Cisco
12 120 (1.45%) MuleSoft
13 107 (1.29%) Databricks
14 84 (1.01%) ServiceNow
15 81 (0.98%) Cloudera
16 77 (0.93%) New Relic
17 76 (0.92%) Tableau
18 68 (0.82%) Informatica
19 58 (0.70%) Citrix
20 53 (0.64%) AppDynamics