Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 18 30
Rank change year-on-year +8 +12 +41
Contract jobs citing DevOps 9,425 6,957 5,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.34% 7.53% 6.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.89% 8.76% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,649 5,214 3,921
England median daily rate £530 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £388 £373
90th Percentile £675 £665 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 9
England median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £54.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.29% -9.17% -9.17%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £54.50
% change year-on-year -29.29% -9.17% -0.91%

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 79,291 79,414 77,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.99% 85.98% 85.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,957 53,601 51,308
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £300 £286 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,954 1,844 2,171
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.93 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% - -

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +4 5,502 £550 +2.33% 1,185
South East +11 1,213 £510 +2.00% 311
North of England +17 1,209 £500 +5.26% 399
Midlands +20 685 £475 -4.04% 186
North West +19 583 £500 +3.63% 188
West Midlands +20 471 £486 -2.75% 120
South West 0 454 £500 +1.01% 152
Yorkshire +16 443 £462 -7.70% 163
East of England +39 362 £500 -4.76% 120
East Midlands +13 216 £475 - 66
North East +7 189 £500 -4.76% 48
South Coast - 2 - -
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 4,549 (48.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3,632 (38.54%) Amazon AWS
3 3,151 (33.43%) Docker
4 3,071 (32.58%) Jenkins
5 2,804 (29.75%) Linux
6 2,738 (29.05%) Java
7 2,610 (27.69%) Ansible
8 2,447 (25.96%) Python
9 2,356 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 2,191 (23.25%) Kubernetes
11 2,151 (22.82%) Terraform
12 1,935 (20.53%) Git (software)
13 1,831 (19.43%) Continuous Integration
14 1,794 (19.03%) Puppet
15 1,590 (16.87%) Finance
16 1,562 (16.57%) Microservices
17 1,399 (14.84%) Scrum
18 1,388 (14.73%) Test Automation
19 1,255 (13.32%) Opscode Chef
20 1,203 (12.76%) TDD
21 1,186 (12.58%) JavaScript
22 1,184 (12.56%) Configuration Management
23 1,135 (12.04%) Windows
24 1,115 (11.83%) SQL
25 995 (10.56%) Microsoft
26 978 (10.38%) JIRA
27 933 (9.90%) Security Cleared
28 928 (9.85%) .NET
29 919 (9.75%) Bash Shell
30 885 (9.39%) Continuous Delivery

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
1 602 (6.39%) Confluence
2 391 (4.15%) Elasticsearch
3 387 (4.11%) Apache
4 350 (3.71%) nginx
5 306 (3.25%) Tomcat
6 218 (2.31%) IIS
7 204 (2.16%) Apache Spark
8 179 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
9 142 (1.51%) WebSphere
10 141 (1.50%) OpenStack
11 140 (1.49%) JBoss
12 138 (1.46%) SharePoint
13 102 (1.08%) WebLogic
14 90 (0.95%) CMS
15 57 (0.60%) Jetty
16 56 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 53 (0.56%) Mongrel
18 50 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 44 (0.47%) Apache Solr
20 34 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 100 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 41 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
4 32 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.095%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.074%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.053%) HipChat
9 3 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.011%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.011%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.011%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 76 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.21%) Teamcenter
3 19 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
4 18 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
4 18 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 16 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.12%) Endur
6 11 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 9 (0.095%) Magento
8 6 (0.064%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.032%) HFM
9 3 (0.032%) Maximo
9 3 (0.032%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.032%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.032%) R3 Corda
9 3 (0.032%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.032%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.032%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.032%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3,632 (38.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2,356 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 656 (6.96%) PaaS
4 613 (6.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 544 (5.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 540 (5.73%) GitHub
7 510 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
8 475 (5.04%) IaaS
9 421 (4.47%) Serverless
10 360 (3.82%) Amazon S3
11 313 (3.32%) OpenShift
12 308 (3.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 307 (3.26%) SaaS
14 292 (3.10%) AWS Lambda
15 241 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
16 163 (1.73%) Route 53
17 158 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 132 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
19 120 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
19 120 (1.27%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 373 (3.96%) Firewall
2 367 (3.89%) HTTP
3 323 (3.43%) DNS
4 299 (3.17%) TCP/IP
5 272 (2.89%) SSL
6 202 (2.14%) VPN
7 109 (1.16%) DHCP
8 95 (1.01%) IPsec
9 90 (0.95%) Internet
10 89 (0.94%) Network Security
11 88 (0.93%) FTP
12 56 (0.59%) WAN
13 51 (0.54%) LAN
14 49 (0.52%) Kerberos
15 48 (0.51%) SSH
16 47 (0.50%) VLAN
17 42 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
18 38 (0.40%) DSL
19 36 (0.38%) SAN
20 25 (0.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 570 (6.05%) NoSQL
2 569 (6.04%) MongoDB
3 562 (5.96%) SQL Server
4 519 (5.51%) MySQL
5 485 (5.15%) Hadoop
6 438 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
7 406 (4.31%) Big Data
8 347 (3.68%) Relational Database
9 277 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
10 252 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
11 209 (2.22%) RDBMS
12 205 (2.18%) Redis
13 132 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 128 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
15 124 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 111 (1.18%) Power BI
17 110 (1.17%) Data Lake
18 103 (1.09%) Apache Hive
19 98 (1.04%) Oracle Database
20 96 (1.02%) HBase
Development Applications
1 3,071 (32.58%) Jenkins
2 1,935 (20.53%) Git (software)
3 978 (10.38%) JIRA
4 730 (7.75%) Maven
5 580 (6.15%) Selenium
6 471 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 409 (4.34%) Cucumber
8 384 (4.07%) TeamCity
9 353 (3.75%) Sonatype Nexus
10 330 (3.50%) GitLab
11 294 (3.12%) SonarQube
12 286 (3.03%) JUnit
13 281 (2.98%) Gradle
14 271 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
15 269 (2.85%) Visual Studio
16 263 (2.79%) Bitbucket
17 260 (2.76%) Artifactory
18 258 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 243 (2.58%) Subversion
20 226 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,590 (16.87%) Finance
2 720 (7.64%) Banking
3 257 (2.73%) Retail
4 156 (1.66%) Telecoms
5 150 (1.59%) Front Office
6 138 (1.46%) Marketing
7 104 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 97 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 78 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 77 (0.82%) Publishing
11 76 (0.81%) Electronics
12 71 (0.75%) Law
13 68 (0.72%) Legal
14 55 (0.58%) Games
15 53 (0.56%) Advertising
16 36 (0.38%) Back Office
16 36 (0.38%) Billing
17 33 (0.35%) Retail Banking
18 21 (0.22%) Aerospace
19 20 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,718 (39.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 2,121 (22.50%) Developer
3 1,034 (10.97%) AWS Engineer
4 1,000 (10.61%) AWS DevOps
5 879 (9.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 826 (8.76%) Architect
7 757 (8.03%) Java Developer
8 485 (5.15%) Azure DevOps
9 428 (4.54%) Azure Engineer
10 417 (4.42%) Senior DevOps
11 372 (3.95%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 361 (3.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 352 (3.73%) Cloud Engineer
14 323 (3.43%) Consultant
15 306 (3.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 296 (3.14%) Senior Developer
17 283 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
18 249 (2.64%) Kubernetes Engineer
19 246 (2.61%) Full Stack Developer
20 231 (2.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 928 (9.85%) .NET
2 876 (9.29%) Web Services
3 842 (8.93%) Node.js
4 772 (8.19%) REST
5 708 (7.51%) Spring
6 665 (7.06%) AngularJS
7 648 (6.88%) HTML
8 589 (6.25%) CSS
9 499 (5.29%) Spring Boot
10 489 (5.19%) React
11 455 (4.83%) JSON
12 443 (4.70%) RESTful
13 440 (4.67%) Kafka
14 418 (4.44%) Elastic Stack
15 383 (4.06%) HTML5
16 249 (2.64%) XML
17 224 (2.38%) Middleware
17 224 (2.38%) SOAP
18 216 (2.29%) RabbitMQ
19 215 (2.28%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 488 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
2 313 (3.32%) Public Cloud
3 265 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
4 245 (2.60%) User Experience
5 225 (2.39%) Data Centre
6 220 (2.33%) Fintech
7 215 (2.28%) Cloud Native
8 165 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 157 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 143 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
11 141 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
12 117 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
13 96 (1.02%) Management Information System
14 82 (0.87%) Algorithms
15 75 (0.80%) Private Cloud
16 74 (0.79%) Clustering
17 73 (0.77%) iPad
18 66 (0.70%) Data Structures
19 64 (0.68%) PKI
20 61 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,804 (29.75%) Linux
2 1,135 (12.04%) Windows
3 675 (7.16%) Unix
4 630 (6.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 290 (3.08%) Windows Server
6 285 (3.02%) CentOS
7 173 (1.84%) Ubuntu
8 152 (1.61%) Android
9 131 (1.39%) Apple iOS
10 70 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 63 (0.67%) Solaris
12 49 (0.52%) Debian
13 47 (0.50%) CoreOS
14 46 (0.49%) Mac OS X
15 33 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
16 31 (0.33%) VMS
17 24 (0.25%) AIX
18 20 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
19 17 (0.18%) Fedora
20 16 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,549 (48.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1,831 (19.43%) Continuous Integration
3 1,562 (16.57%) Microservices
4 1,399 (14.84%) Scrum
5 1,388 (14.73%) Test Automation
6 1,203 (12.76%) TDD
7 1,184 (12.56%) Configuration Management
8 885 (9.39%) Continuous Delivery
9 840 (8.91%) Open Source
10 715 (7.59%) BDD
11 694 (7.36%) Migration
12 608 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
13 585 (6.21%) Kanban
14 570 (6.05%) Software Engineering
15 565 (5.99%) Deployment Automation
16 479 (5.08%) Analytics
17 437 (4.64%) Continuous Deployment
18 350 (3.71%) Mentoring
19 349 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
19 349 (3.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,738 (29.05%) Java
2 2,447 (25.96%) Python
3 1,186 (12.58%) JavaScript
4 1,115 (11.83%) SQL
5 919 (9.75%) Bash Shell
6 795 (8.44%) PowerShell
7 766 (8.13%) C#
8 740 (7.85%) Ruby
9 486 (5.16%) Perl
10 451 (4.79%) Java 8
11 395 (4.19%) Groovy
12 319 (3.38%) Go
13 315 (3.34%) Scala
14 289 (3.07%) Shell Script
15 241 (2.56%) PHP
16 168 (1.78%) TypeScript
17 158 (1.68%) C++
18 94 (1.00%) C
18 94 (1.00%) ES6
19 68 (0.72%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 933 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 729 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 365 (3.87%) Degree
4 165 (1.75%) AWS Certification
5 159 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 105 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 88 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 61 (0.65%) CISSP
9 60 (0.64%) CCNP
10 59 (0.63%) RHCE
11 55 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 50 (0.53%) DV Cleared
13 49 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 43 (0.46%) ISTQB
15 39 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
16 37 (0.39%) ISEB
17 35 (0.37%) CISM
18 24 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
19 23 (0.24%) MCSE
20 16 (0.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 462 (4.90%) QA
2 67 (0.71%) GDPR
3 46 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (0.41%) SLA
5 36 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 29 (0.31%) PMO
7 28 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
8 26 (0.28%) Data Quality
9 25 (0.27%) PSD2
10 17 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.11%) FedRAMP
12 9 (0.095%) HIPAA
12 9 (0.095%) ISO 22301
13 8 (0.085%) ISAE 3402
13 8 (0.085%) ISO 31000
13 8 (0.085%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 6 (0.064%) COBIT
15 5 (0.053%) HL7
15 5 (0.053%) WCAG
System Software
1 3,151 (33.43%) Docker
2 335 (3.55%) Active Directory
3 241 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
4 234 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 77 (0.82%) Xen
6 65 (0.69%) HDFS
7 60 (0.64%) Hyper-V
8 40 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 34 (0.36%) NFS
10 32 (0.34%) KVM
11 31 (0.33%) VirtualBox
12 26 (0.28%) Apache Flume
13 21 (0.22%) etcd
13 21 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
14 19 (0.20%) flannel
14 19 (0.20%) vCloud
15 17 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
16 16 (0.17%) SkyDNS
16 16 (0.17%) vSphere
17 14 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2,610 (27.69%) Ansible
2 2,191 (23.25%) Kubernetes
3 2,151 (22.82%) Terraform
4 1,794 (19.03%) Puppet
5 1,255 (13.32%) Opscode Chef
6 267 (2.83%) Kibana
7 262 (2.78%) Packer
8 240 (2.55%) Grafana
9 191 (2.03%) Nagios
9 191 (2.03%) Prometheus
10 183 (1.94%) Salt
11 167 (1.77%) logstash
12 142 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
13 127 (1.35%) ZABBIX
14 109 (1.16%) Rancher
15 101 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
16 97 (1.03%) Consul
17 96 (1.02%) Mesos
18 65 (0.69%) Graphite
19 59 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 995 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 639 (6.78%) Oracle
3 620 (6.58%) Google
4 556 (5.90%) Red Hat
5 448 (4.75%) Splunk
6 364 (3.86%) VMware
7 230 (2.44%) Atlassian
8 187 (1.98%) SAP
9 146 (1.55%) Cisco
10 127 (1.35%) New Relic
11 118 (1.25%) IBM
12 105 (1.11%) AppDynamics
13 98 (1.04%) ServiceNow
14 95 (1.01%) Adobe
15 76 (0.81%) Qualys
16 73 (0.77%) MuleSoft
17 70 (0.74%) Cloudera
18 65 (0.69%) hybris
19 62 (0.66%) SaltStack
19 62 (0.66%) Tableau