Period
to 15 August 2020

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 August 2020 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 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 11 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +15
Contract jobs citing DevOps 3,807 9,283 8,199
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 12.62% 11.23% 8.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.59% 12.88% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,864 6,674 5,970
Median daily rate £525 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £385
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 44 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% -4.00% +16.28%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.69 £50.00
% change year-on-year -26.61% -4.62% +11.11%

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 26,093 72,059 81,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.47% 87.19% 87.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,572 47,871 54,126
Median daily rate £488 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £303 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 914 2,005 2,206
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +17.23% -8.73%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +16.67% -13.95%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in England

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for DevOps in England

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps in England over the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in England

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps in England.

Hourly rate trend for DevOps in England

DevOps
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DevOps in England over the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

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 August 2020. 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 0 2,182 £550 - 541
North of England -1 464 £513 +5.13% 269
South East -3 441 £500 - 206
South West +1 269 £500 -4.76% 99
Midlands +2 250 £450 -10.00% 119
North West +2 234 £519 +3.70% 159
West Midlands 0 174 £475 -5.00% 74
Yorkshire -1 156 £500 +5.26% 72
East of England +3 128 £500 +2.56% 71
East Midlands +6 70 £393 -19.69% 44
North East 0 66 £500 +11.11% 38
South Coast +7 2 £506 -
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, 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 1,865 (48.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1,672 (43.92%) Azure
3 1,424 (37.40%) AWS
4 1,067 (28.03%) Kubernetes
5 1,060 (27.84%) Java
6 1,050 (27.58%) Python
7 1,012 (26.58%) Docker
8 937 (24.61%) Terraform
9 929 (24.40%) Jenkins
10 735 (19.31%) Finance
11 711 (18.68%) Git (software)
12 706 (18.54%) Security Cleared
13 691 (18.15%) Ansible
14 686 (18.02%) SQL
15 685 (17.99%) Linux
16 629 (16.52%) Test Automation
17 606 (15.92%) Microservices
18 575 (15.10%) Scrum
19 563 (14.79%) SC Cleared
20 559 (14.68%) JavaScript
21 553 (14.53%) Microsoft
21 553 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
22 495 (13.00%) Software Engineering
23 480 (12.61%) Web Services
24 466 (12.24%) GCP
25 453 (11.90%) .NET
26 451 (11.85%) JIRA
27 444 (11.66%) SQL Server
28 437 (11.48%) C#
29 412 (10.82%) TDD

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
1 279 (7.33%) Confluence
2 132 (3.47%) Apache
3 106 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
4 102 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 68 (1.79%) Apache Spark
6 64 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 57 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
8 48 (1.26%) nginx
9 44 (1.16%) WebLogic
10 30 (0.79%) Mule
11 29 (0.76%) CMS
12 28 (0.74%) IIS
13 26 (0.68%) JBoss
13 26 (0.68%) SAS
14 24 (0.63%) OpenStack
14 24 (0.63%) Red Hat Fuse
15 21 (0.55%) NServiceBus
16 20 (0.53%) Apache Solr
16 20 (0.53%) WebSphere
17 19 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 61 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.16%) Figma
7 4 (0.11%) InVision
7 4 (0.11%) Sketch
8 3 (0.079%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.053%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.053%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.026%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.026%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 54 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 11 (0.29%) Teamcenter
3 10 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.13%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
7 4 (0.11%) Magento
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.079%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.079%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.053%) Front Arena
9 2 (0.053%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.053%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 1,672 (43.92%) Azure
2 1,424 (37.40%) AWS
3 466 (12.24%) GCP
4 339 (8.90%) Serverless
5 251 (6.59%) AWS Lambda
6 246 (6.46%) GitHub
7 207 (5.44%) PaaS
8 203 (5.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 197 (5.17%) OpenShift
10 196 (5.15%) Amazon S3
11 193 (5.07%) Amazon ECS
12 190 (4.99%) Amazon EC2
13 175 (4.60%) Power Platform
14 163 (4.28%) IaaS
15 131 (3.44%) SaaS
16 92 (2.42%) Amazon SQS
17 74 (1.94%) Apigee
18 72 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 70 (1.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 68 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 120 (3.15%) Firewall
2 110 (2.89%) DNS
3 95 (2.50%) HTTP
4 59 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 47 (1.23%) SSL
6 44 (1.16%) Internet
6 44 (1.16%) VPN
7 40 (1.05%) Network Security
8 29 (0.76%) DHCP
9 23 (0.60%) WAN
10 22 (0.58%) Kerberos
10 22 (0.58%) SNMP
10 22 (0.58%) VLAN
11 19 (0.50%) BGP
11 19 (0.50%) Skype
12 17 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
13 16 (0.42%) HTTPS
13 16 (0.42%) LAN
14 13 (0.34%) BIG-IP
14 13 (0.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 444 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 227 (5.96%) Big Data
3 203 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
4 183 (4.81%) MySQL
5 177 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
6 174 (4.57%) Hadoop
7 167 (4.39%) Power BI
8 160 (4.20%) Amazon Redshift
9 152 (3.99%) Amazon RDS
10 124 (3.26%) NoSQL
11 122 (3.20%) Data Lake
12 120 (3.15%) MongoDB
13 117 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 90 (2.36%) Relational Database
15 74 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
16 70 (1.84%) Oracle Database
17 65 (1.71%) Cosmos DB
18 57 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 53 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 53 (1.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 929 (24.40%) Jenkins
2 711 (18.68%) Git (software)
3 451 (11.85%) JIRA
4 285 (7.49%) GitLab
5 214 (5.62%) Selenium
6 187 (4.91%) Maven
7 168 (4.41%) Artifactory
8 157 (4.12%) JUnit
9 142 (3.73%) Cucumber
10 123 (3.23%) Bitbucket
11 113 (2.97%) Visual Studio
12 107 (2.81%) Sonatype Nexus
12 107 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
13 93 (2.44%) RStudio
14 90 (2.36%) Visual Studio Team System
15 87 (2.29%) SonarQube
16 76 (2.00%) CircleCI
16 76 (2.00%) Gradle
17 71 (1.86%) JMeter
18 70 (1.84%) Subversion
General
1 735 (19.31%) Finance
2 365 (9.59%) Banking
3 253 (6.65%) Public Sector
4 195 (5.12%) Front Office
5 141 (3.70%) Investment Banking
6 60 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 58 (1.52%) Marketing
8 54 (1.42%) Back Office
9 44 (1.16%) Retail
10 38 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 36 (0.95%) Law
12 27 (0.71%) Games
13 25 (0.66%) Electronics
14 24 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 23 (0.60%) Police
16 21 (0.55%) Aerospace
17 18 (0.47%) Retail Banking
18 15 (0.39%) Legal
18 15 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
19 12 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,037 (27.24%) Developer
2 1,002 (26.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 379 (9.96%) AWS Engineer
4 367 (9.64%) Architect
5 258 (6.78%) AWS DevOps
6 256 (6.72%) Java Developer
7 242 (6.36%) Azure Engineer
8 210 (5.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 176 (4.62%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 170 (4.47%) AWS Developer
11 149 (3.91%) Cloud Engineer
12 148 (3.89%) Consultant
13 143 (3.76%) Azure DevOps
14 131 (3.44%) .NET Developer
14 131 (3.44%) Software Engineer
15 126 (3.31%) Senior DevOps
16 119 (3.13%) Analyst
16 119 (3.13%) Senior Developer
17 110 (2.89%) Python Engineer
18 109 (2.86%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 480 (12.61%) Web Services
2 453 (11.90%) .NET
3 346 (9.09%) Node.js
4 335 (8.80%) React
5 313 (8.22%) AngularJS
6 282 (7.41%) REST
7 247 (6.49%) HTML
8 230 (6.04%) CSS
9 198 (5.20%) Spring
10 175 (4.60%) Spring Boot
11 132 (3.47%) JSON
12 130 (3.41%) RESTful
13 127 (3.34%) Kafka
14 125 (3.28%) ASP.NET
15 124 (3.26%) .NET Core
15 124 (3.26%) HTML5
16 118 (3.10%) SOAP
17 115 (3.02%) .NET Framework
17 115 (3.02%) OAuth
18 110 (2.89%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 169 (4.44%) Hedge funds
2 166 (4.36%) Derivative
3 165 (4.33%) Fixed Income
4 160 (4.20%) Equities
5 159 (4.18%) User Experience
6 156 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
7 148 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
8 133 (3.49%) Public Cloud
9 106 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 94 (2.47%) Data Centre
11 92 (2.42%) Cloud Native
12 82 (2.15%) Mobile App
13 71 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
14 61 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
15 58 (1.52%) Management Information System
16 52 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
17 51 (1.34%) PKI
18 50 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
19 42 (1.10%) Private Cloud
20 35 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 685 (17.99%) Linux
2 387 (10.17%) Windows
3 201 (5.28%) Unix
4 124 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 95 (2.50%) Windows Server
6 88 (2.31%) Android
7 77 (2.02%) CentOS
8 58 (1.52%) Apple iOS
9 53 (1.39%) Windows Server 2016
10 40 (1.05%) Windows 10
10 40 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (0.81%) VMS
12 27 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
14 25 (0.66%) Ubuntu
15 22 (0.58%) Mac OS X
16 21 (0.55%) Solaris
17 17 (0.45%) Debian
18 12 (0.32%) Windows 7
19 10 (0.26%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,865 (48.99%) Agile Software Development
2 629 (16.52%) Test Automation
3 606 (15.92%) Microservices
4 575 (15.10%) Scrum
5 553 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
6 495 (13.00%) Software Engineering
7 412 (10.82%) TDD
8 383 (10.06%) Infrastructure as Code
9 296 (7.78%) Migration
10 290 (7.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 278 (7.30%) Configuration Management
12 274 (7.20%) Asset Management
13 262 (6.88%) Kanban
14 248 (6.51%) Analytics
15 229 (6.02%) BDD
15 229 (6.02%) Open Source
16 225 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
17 200 (5.25%) Decision-Making
18 199 (5.23%) Deployment Automation
19 195 (5.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,060 (27.84%) Java
2 1,050 (27.58%) Python
3 686 (18.02%) SQL
4 559 (14.68%) JavaScript
5 437 (11.48%) C#
6 388 (10.19%) PowerShell
7 265 (6.96%) Bash Shell
8 120 (3.15%) Shell Script
9 119 (3.13%) Ruby
10 99 (2.60%) Go
11 93 (2.44%) TypeScript
12 90 (2.36%) Perl
13 88 (2.31%) Scala
14 87 (2.29%) Java 8
15 83 (2.18%) Groovy
16 79 (2.08%) T-SQL
17 73 (1.92%) R
18 65 (1.71%) Kotlin
19 63 (1.65%) C
20 59 (1.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 706 (18.54%) Security Cleared
2 563 (14.79%) SC Cleared
3 130 (3.41%) Degree
4 111 (2.92%) DV Cleared
5 76 (2.00%) AWS Certification
6 62 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 46 (1.21%) ISTQB
8 40 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (0.97%) ISEB
10 36 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 33 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
12 27 (0.71%) CISSP
13 25 (0.66%) CCA
14 19 (0.50%) Sun Certification
15 16 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 14 (0.37%) CISM
17 12 (0.32%) CCNP
18 11 (0.29%) CISA
18 11 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 11 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (4.78%) QA
2 38 (1.00%) WCAG
3 35 (0.92%) GDPR
4 24 (0.63%) SLA
5 18 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.32%) HIPAA
8 11 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.26%) PMO
10 9 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.18%) NIST
12 6 (0.16%) NCSC
13 5 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.13%) JSP 440
14 4 (0.11%) COBIT
14 4 (0.11%) GxP
15 3 (0.079%) Def Stans
15 3 (0.079%) Government Security Classifications
15 3 (0.079%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.079%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,012 (26.58%) Docker
2 168 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 86 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (0.68%) VMware NSX
6 24 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 22 (0.58%) vSphere
8 20 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.50%) HDFS
10 12 (0.32%) Hyper-V
11 9 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.21%) RACF
13 7 (0.18%) NFS
14 6 (0.16%) XenApp
15 4 (0.11%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.11%) LXC
15 4 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.11%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,067 (28.03%) Kubernetes
2 937 (24.61%) Terraform
3 691 (18.15%) Ansible
4 321 (8.43%) Puppet
5 231 (6.07%) Opscode Chef
6 86 (2.26%) Packer
7 67 (1.76%) Prometheus
8 63 (1.65%) Grafana
9 36 (0.95%) Kibana
10 33 (0.87%) Salt
11 28 (0.74%) Consul
12 25 (0.66%) Istio
12 25 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
13 21 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
13 21 (0.55%) logstash
14 20 (0.53%) Rancher
15 16 (0.42%) Nagios
16 14 (0.37%) SCOM
16 14 (0.37%) vCenter Server
17 13 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 553 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 316 (8.30%) Google
3 274 (7.20%) Oracle
4 138 (3.62%) VMware
5 112 (2.94%) Red Hat
6 103 (2.71%) Cloudera
7 96 (2.52%) Splunk
8 70 (1.84%) SAP
9 69 (1.81%) Atlassian
9 69 (1.81%) Hortonworks
10 68 (1.79%) Cisco
10 68 (1.79%) Databricks
11 57 (1.50%) AppDynamics
12 53 (1.39%) ServiceNow
13 46 (1.21%) MuleSoft
14 38 (1.00%) IBM
15 36 (0.95%) Informatica
16 31 (0.81%) Tableau
17 28 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
18 24 (0.63%) Bloomberg