Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 12 27
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15 +15
Contract jobs citing DevOps 9,401 7,949 5,496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.32% 8.68% 6.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.97% 10.01% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,549 5,637 4,003
England median daily rate £545 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £392 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 25 21
England median hourly rate £45.64 £57.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.63% +12.75% -2.86%
10th Percentile £35.00 £19.68 £40.00
90th Percentile £70.00 £73.25 £74.34
UK median hourly rate £45.64 £57.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year -20.63% +12.75% -5.12%

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 72,500 79,409 72,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.33% 86.76% 85.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,147 52,730 47,608
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,943 2,164 1,910
England median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.43
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £51.28
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.51 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.21% -13.95% -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +3 5,164 £550 - 728
South East +17 1,405 £500 - 173
North of England +8 1,254 £500 +6.38% 251
Midlands +11 691 £500 - 139
South West +9 585 £525 +6.06% 97
North West +5 564 £525 +10.53% 153
Yorkshire +14 521 £480 +6.67% 74
West Midlands +10 476 £500 -4.76% 88
East of England +9 277 £500 - 107
East Midlands +4 200 £500 +11.11% 50
North East +4 168 £475 - 24
South Coast - 1 - -
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 4,623 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
2 3,582 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
3 2,913 (30.99%) Docker
4 2,901 (30.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 2,678 (28.49%) Jenkins
6 2,446 (26.02%) Linux
7 2,381 (25.33%) Kubernetes
8 2,340 (24.89%) Java
9 2,329 (24.77%) Python
10 2,302 (24.49%) Ansible
11 2,158 (22.96%) Terraform
12 1,861 (19.80%) Git (software)
13 1,639 (17.43%) Finance
14 1,565 (16.65%) Continuous Integration
15 1,548 (16.47%) Scrum
16 1,516 (16.13%) Microservices
17 1,451 (15.43%) Puppet
18 1,301 (13.84%) JavaScript
19 1,245 (13.24%) SQL
20 1,239 (13.18%) Test Automation
21 1,092 (11.62%) JIRA
22 1,023 (10.88%) TDD
23 994 (10.57%) Configuration Management
24 992 (10.55%) Opscode Chef
25 986 (10.49%) Microsoft
26 975 (10.37%) Security Cleared
27 904 (9.62%) Windows
28 902 (9.59%) .NET
29 888 (9.45%) PowerShell
30 870 (9.25%) Web Services

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
1 550 (5.85%) Confluence
2 299 (3.18%) Apache
3 295 (3.14%) Apache Spark
4 256 (2.72%) nginx
5 241 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
6 188 (2.00%) Tomcat
7 163 (1.73%) IIS
7 163 (1.73%) OpenStack
8 158 (1.68%) SharePoint
9 135 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
10 124 (1.32%) WebSphere
11 114 (1.21%) CMS
12 95 (1.01%) JBoss
13 54 (0.57%) WebLogic
14 51 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 49 (0.52%) Apache Solr
15 49 (0.52%) Documentum
16 35 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
17 32 (0.34%) Jetty
17 32 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 99 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.053%) InVision
9 4 (0.043%) Open Workbench
10 3 (0.032%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.011%) InDesign
11 1 (0.011%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.011%) Sketch
11 1 (0.011%) SPSS
11 1 (0.011%) Stata
Business Applications
1 77 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 21 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
4 20 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
5 18 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 17 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 16 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 13 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 12 (0.13%) assyst
9 12 (0.13%) Endur
9 12 (0.13%) NetSuite
10 9 (0.096%) Magento
11 6 (0.064%) BusinessWorks
11 6 (0.064%) Temenos T24
12 5 (0.053%) SAP ERP
13 4 (0.043%) Fredhopper
13 4 (0.043%) Quorum
13 4 (0.043%) SAP HR
13 4 (0.043%) SAP S/4HANA
13 4 (0.043%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3,582 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2,901 (30.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 855 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 653 (6.95%) PaaS
5 592 (6.30%) Serverless
6 542 (5.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 530 (5.64%) GitHub
8 528 (5.62%) Amazon EC2
9 516 (5.49%) Amazon S3
10 501 (5.33%) OpenShift
11 466 (4.96%) AWS Lambda
12 435 (4.63%) IaaS
13 281 (2.99%) Amazon ECS
14 261 (2.78%) SaaS
15 244 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 242 (2.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 180 (1.91%) Amazon SQS
18 176 (1.87%) Amazon ELB
19 169 (1.80%) Route 53
20 166 (1.77%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 291 (3.10%) DNS
2 288 (3.06%) HTTP
3 251 (2.67%) TCP/IP
4 237 (2.52%) Firewall
5 188 (2.00%) SSL
6 171 (1.82%) VPN
7 117 (1.24%) DHCP
8 115 (1.22%) FTP
9 113 (1.20%) WAN
10 107 (1.14%) Internet
11 89 (0.95%) IPsec
12 75 (0.80%) Network Security
13 64 (0.68%) LAN
14 53 (0.56%) SAN
15 39 (0.41%) Kerberos
16 29 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
17 28 (0.30%) MPLS
18 27 (0.29%) NAS
18 27 (0.29%) OpenVPN
18 27 (0.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 569 (6.05%) SQL Server
2 563 (5.99%) Big Data
3 541 (5.75%) NoSQL
4 453 (4.82%) MongoDB
5 408 (4.34%) Amazon RDS
6 371 (3.95%) MySQL
7 368 (3.91%) Hadoop
8 308 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
9 278 (2.96%) Relational Database
10 174 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
11 170 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 166 (1.77%) Amazon Redshift
13 163 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
14 157 (1.67%) RDBMS
15 154 (1.64%) Power BI
16 153 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 131 (1.39%) Data Lake
18 127 (1.35%) Redis
19 121 (1.29%) Oracle Database
20 116 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2,678 (28.49%) Jenkins
2 1,861 (19.80%) Git (software)
3 1,092 (11.62%) JIRA
4 566 (6.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 454 (4.83%) Maven
6 406 (4.32%) Selenium
7 395 (4.20%) GitLab
8 380 (4.04%) Sonatype Nexus
9 341 (3.63%) Bitbucket
10 322 (3.43%) TeamCity
11 300 (3.19%) Visual Studio
12 270 (2.87%) Cucumber
13 258 (2.74%) Artifactory
14 257 (2.73%) JUnit
15 253 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
16 250 (2.66%) SonarQube
17 198 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
18 191 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 169 (1.80%) Travis CI
20 154 (1.64%) Gradle
General
1 1,639 (17.43%) Finance
2 626 (6.66%) Banking
3 267 (2.84%) Retail
4 171 (1.82%) Marketing
5 144 (1.53%) Financial Institution
6 139 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 138 (1.47%) Front Office
8 95 (1.01%) Law
9 86 (0.91%) Legal
10 81 (0.86%) Investment Banking
11 80 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 72 (0.77%) Games
13 57 (0.61%) Publishing
14 53 (0.56%) Electronics
15 50 (0.53%) Retail Banking
16 40 (0.43%) Billing
17 36 (0.38%) Advertising
18 27 (0.29%) Back Office
19 17 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
20 16 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3,334 (35.46%) DevOps Engineer
2 2,166 (23.04%) Developer
3 873 (9.29%) AWS DevOps
4 844 (8.98%) AWS Engineer
5 822 (8.74%) Architect
6 707 (7.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 581 (6.18%) Azure DevOps
8 576 (6.13%) Java Developer
9 534 (5.68%) Azure Engineer
10 528 (5.62%) Cloud Engineer
11 457 (4.86%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 406 (4.32%) Senior DevOps
13 380 (4.04%) Senior Developer
14 321 (3.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 301 (3.20%) Consultant
16 287 (3.05%) Platform Engineer
17 280 (2.98%) AWS Developer
18 269 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
19 249 (2.65%) Analyst
20 245 (2.61%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 902 (9.59%) .NET
2 870 (9.25%) Web Services
3 840 (8.94%) Node.js
4 660 (7.02%) HTML
5 612 (6.51%) AngularJS
6 603 (6.41%) Spring
7 592 (6.30%) REST
8 562 (5.98%) CSS
9 507 (5.39%) Kafka
10 483 (5.14%) React
11 457 (4.86%) RESTful
12 439 (4.67%) JSON
13 400 (4.25%) Spring Boot
14 292 (3.11%) HTML5
15 291 (3.10%) Elastic Stack
16 261 (2.78%) SOAP
17 254 (2.70%) XML
18 226 (2.40%) J2EE
19 207 (2.20%) .NET Core
20 203 (2.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 398 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
2 357 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 309 (3.29%) Public Cloud
4 238 (2.53%) Cloud Native
5 208 (2.21%) Data Centre
6 198 (2.11%) User Experience
7 156 (1.66%) Mobile App
8 153 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 148 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
10 136 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
11 125 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 111 (1.18%) Private Cloud
13 105 (1.12%) Algorithms
14 104 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
15 88 (0.94%) Management Information System
16 79 (0.84%) Fixed Income
17 77 (0.82%) Clustering
17 77 (0.82%) Data Structures
18 56 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
19 53 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2,446 (26.02%) Linux
2 904 (9.62%) Windows
3 531 (5.65%) Unix
4 495 (5.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 222 (2.36%) Windows Server
6 178 (1.89%) CentOS
7 127 (1.35%) Ubuntu
8 97 (1.03%) Android
9 89 (0.95%) Apple iOS
10 66 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 54 (0.57%) Solaris
12 39 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 36 (0.38%) Windows 10
14 27 (0.29%) AIX
14 27 (0.29%) Debian
15 26 (0.28%) VMS
16 24 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 24 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
17 23 (0.24%) CoreOS
18 14 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,623 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1,565 (16.65%) Continuous Integration
3 1,548 (16.47%) Scrum
4 1,516 (16.13%) Microservices
5 1,239 (13.18%) Test Automation
6 1,023 (10.88%) TDD
7 994 (10.57%) Configuration Management
8 796 (8.47%) Open Source
9 766 (8.15%) Continuous Delivery
10 719 (7.65%) Software Engineering
11 717 (7.63%) Infrastructure as Code
12 689 (7.33%) Migration
13 613 (6.52%) BDD
14 605 (6.44%) Kanban
15 584 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
16 460 (4.89%) Analytics
17 458 (4.87%) Deployment Automation
18 418 (4.45%) Continuous Deployment
19 389 (4.14%) Mentoring
20 377 (4.01%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,340 (24.89%) Java
2 2,329 (24.77%) Python
3 1,301 (13.84%) JavaScript
4 1,245 (13.24%) SQL
5 888 (9.45%) PowerShell
6 837 (8.90%) C#
7 812 (8.64%) Bash Shell
8 609 (6.48%) Ruby
9 340 (3.62%) Java 8
10 291 (3.10%) Go
11 280 (2.98%) Scala
12 276 (2.94%) Perl
13 246 (2.62%) Shell Script
14 217 (2.31%) Groovy
15 201 (2.14%) TypeScript
16 178 (1.89%) PHP
17 137 (1.46%) C++
18 134 (1.43%) ES6
19 116 (1.23%) C
20 81 (0.86%) R
Qualifications
1 975 (10.37%) Security Cleared
2 781 (8.31%) SC Cleared
3 323 (3.44%) Degree
4 185 (1.97%) AWS Certification
5 109 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 95 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 87 (0.93%) RHCE
8 81 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
9 75 (0.80%) CISSP
10 74 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
11 48 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 40 (0.43%) CCNP
13 36 (0.38%) CISM
14 35 (0.37%) PMI Certification
15 34 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
16 33 (0.35%) DBS Check
16 33 (0.35%) ISTQB
17 29 (0.31%) MCSE
18 27 (0.29%) PMP
19 26 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 395 (4.20%) QA
2 84 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (0.81%) GDPR
3 76 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 66 (0.70%) NIST
5 56 (0.60%) SLA
6 35 (0.37%) PMO
7 28 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 27 (0.29%) NCSC
9 21 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 17 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 11 (0.12%) PSD2
12 10 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (0.096%) COBIT
14 6 (0.064%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.053%) ISO 22301
15 5 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.053%) WCAG
16 4 (0.043%) ISO 20022
16 4 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2,913 (30.99%) Docker
2 363 (3.86%) Active Directory
3 226 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
4 194 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 73 (0.78%) Hyper-V
6 60 (0.64%) HDFS
7 33 (0.35%) Xen
8 29 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (0.24%) XenApp
10 22 (0.23%) vCloud
11 21 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 20 (0.21%) KVM
13 18 (0.19%) vSphere
14 17 (0.18%) Apache Flume
14 17 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
15 16 (0.17%) Gluster
16 14 (0.15%) LXC
17 13 (0.14%) NFS
17 13 (0.14%) VirtualBox
18 10 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2,381 (25.33%) Kubernetes
2 2,302 (24.49%) Ansible
3 2,158 (22.96%) Terraform
4 1,451 (15.43%) Puppet
5 992 (10.55%) Opscode Chef
6 251 (2.67%) Packer
7 189 (2.01%) Prometheus
8 176 (1.87%) Grafana
9 142 (1.51%) Consul
10 122 (1.30%) Kibana
11 111 (1.18%) Salt
12 92 (0.98%) Nagios
13 90 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
14 81 (0.86%) logstash
15 57 (0.61%) ZABBIX
16 55 (0.59%) HAProxy
17 50 (0.53%) SCCM
17 50 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
18 46 (0.49%) Mesos
19 40 (0.43%) Graphite
Vendors
1 986 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 604 (6.42%) Google
3 541 (5.75%) Oracle
4 476 (5.06%) Red Hat
5 363 (3.86%) Splunk
6 330 (3.51%) VMware
7 229 (2.44%) Atlassian
8 166 (1.77%) SAP
9 160 (1.70%) Cisco
9 160 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
10 157 (1.67%) IBM
11 154 (1.64%) MuleSoft
12 122 (1.30%) Cloudera
13 116 (1.23%) ServiceNow
14 102 (1.08%) New Relic
15 89 (0.95%) Informatica
16 82 (0.87%) AppDynamics
16 82 (0.87%) Citrix
16 82 (0.87%) Hortonworks
17 70 (0.74%) Adobe