Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 27 39
Rank change year-on-year +15 +12 +66
Contract jobs citing DevOps 8,177 5,793 4,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.65% 6.62% 4.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.07% 7.78% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,807 4,211 3,323
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £388 £363 £365
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 13
England median hourly rate £56.25 £47.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -13.64% +22.22%
10th Percentile £17.02 £35.00 £43.85
90th Percentile £72.00 £73.09 £59.31
UK median hourly rate £56.25 £47.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% -13.64% +15.79%

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 81,190 74,448 85,765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.87% 85.09% 84.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,959 49,037 57,163
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £266
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,238 1,938 2,074
England median hourly rate £22.25 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.01% +4.17% +11.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.41 £11.73
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -14.00% +1.01% +15.12%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 4,718 £550 +4.76% 912
South East +10 1,130 £500 +5.26% 218
North of England +14 1,027 £461 +2.50% 354
Midlands +41 658 £488 -2.50% 76
North West +19 496 £475 +5.56% 188
West Midlands +28 416 £510 +2.00% 43
South West +16 336 £488 +8.33% 98
Yorkshire +3 334 £450 +4.65% 124
East of England +1 299 £510 -2.86% 125
East Midlands +55 230 £431 -13.75% 33
North East +18 200 £448 -0.56% 42
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 4,214 (51.53%) Agile Software Development
2 3,306 (40.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2,802 (34.27%) Linux
4 2,669 (32.64%) Jenkins
5 2,625 (32.10%) Docker
6 2,467 (30.17%) Java
7 2,339 (28.60%) Ansible
8 2,282 (27.91%) Python
9 1,939 (23.71%) Puppet
10 1,929 (23.59%) Continuous Integration
11 1,821 (22.27%) Git (software)
12 1,679 (20.53%) Microsoft Azure
13 1,646 (20.13%) Terraform
14 1,522 (18.61%) Kubernetes
15 1,338 (16.36%) Scrum
16 1,313 (16.06%) Opscode Chef
17 1,292 (15.80%) Configuration Management
18 1,249 (15.27%) TDD
19 1,247 (15.25%) Finance
20 1,186 (14.50%) Microservices
21 1,134 (13.87%) JavaScript
22 1,088 (13.31%) Test Automation
23 1,044 (12.77%) Bash Shell
24 1,007 (12.32%) Windows
25 962 (11.76%) JIRA
26 941 (11.51%) Security Cleared
27 930 (11.37%) Ruby
28 876 (10.71%) SQL
29 873 (10.68%) Open Source
30 843 (10.31%) 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
1 580 (7.09%) Confluence
2 354 (4.33%) Elasticsearch
3 290 (3.55%) Apache Spark
4 288 (3.52%) Apache
5 284 (3.47%) Tomcat
6 265 (3.24%) nginx
7 214 (2.62%) Cloud Foundry
8 155 (1.90%) OpenStack
9 147 (1.80%) JBoss
10 129 (1.58%) IIS
11 119 (1.46%) CMS
12 108 (1.32%) WebLogic
13 105 (1.28%) WebSphere
14 66 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 58 (0.71%) Apache Solr
16 50 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 47 (0.57%) SharePoint
18 42 (0.51%) Mule
19 35 (0.43%) Apache Pig
20 31 (0.38%) Jetty
Applications
1 62 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.26%) HipChat
4 17 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.049%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.037%) Simulink
9 2 (0.024%) InVision
9 2 (0.024%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.024%) Stata
10 1 (0.012%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.012%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
3 17 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
4 15 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 14 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
5 14 (0.17%) Front Arena
5 14 (0.17%) Magento
5 14 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 14 (0.17%) thinkFolio
6 12 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 9 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 9 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 8 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.086%) R3 Corda
9 7 (0.086%) Summit
10 6 (0.073%) Bloomberg AIM
10 6 (0.073%) SAP S/4HANA
11 5 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3,306 (40.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1,679 (20.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 487 (5.96%) PaaS
4 452 (5.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 430 (5.26%) GitHub
6 413 (5.05%) Amazon EC2
7 365 (4.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 351 (4.29%) Amazon S3
9 342 (4.18%) Serverless
10 324 (3.96%) IaaS
11 272 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
12 257 (3.14%) SaaS
13 223 (2.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 218 (2.67%) OpenShift
15 176 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
16 160 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 143 (1.75%) npm
18 141 (1.72%) Route 53
19 136 (1.66%) Amazon ELB
20 82 (1.00%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 312 (3.82%) Firewall
2 266 (3.25%) TCP/IP
3 252 (3.08%) SSL
4 247 (3.02%) HTTP
5 244 (2.98%) DNS
6 111 (1.36%) VPN
7 91 (1.11%) Internet
8 78 (0.95%) DHCP
9 74 (0.90%) Network Security
10 56 (0.68%) Kerberos
11 52 (0.64%) SMS
12 51 (0.62%) FTP
12 51 (0.62%) SSH
13 48 (0.59%) IPsec
14 45 (0.55%) Software-Defined Networking
15 44 (0.54%) SAN
16 42 (0.51%) WAN
17 39 (0.48%) LAN
18 33 (0.40%) DSL
19 29 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 534 (6.53%) NoSQL
2 532 (6.51%) MongoDB
3 517 (6.32%) SQL Server
4 474 (5.80%) Big Data
5 473 (5.78%) MySQL
6 424 (5.19%) Hadoop
7 410 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
8 254 (3.11%) Relational Database
9 214 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
10 181 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 150 (1.83%) Redis
12 146 (1.79%) Apache Hive
13 140 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
14 137 (1.68%) HBase
15 130 (1.59%) RDBMS
16 123 (1.50%) Oracle Database
17 110 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
18 76 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 76 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
19 58 (0.71%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2,669 (32.64%) Jenkins
2 1,821 (22.27%) Git (software)
3 962 (11.76%) JIRA
4 525 (6.42%) Maven
5 485 (5.93%) TeamCity
6 427 (5.22%) Selenium
7 391 (4.78%) Sonatype Nexus
8 312 (3.82%) Cucumber
9 279 (3.41%) Bitbucket
10 271 (3.31%) Subversion
11 260 (3.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 253 (3.09%) Octopus Deploy
13 248 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
14 246 (3.01%) Artifactory
15 229 (2.80%) Visual Studio
16 213 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
16 213 (2.60%) Vagrant
17 211 (2.58%) JUnit
18 202 (2.47%) SonarQube
19 201 (2.46%) Gradle
General
1 1,247 (15.25%) Finance
2 621 (7.59%) Banking
3 237 (2.90%) Retail
4 159 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 104 (1.27%) Marketing
6 91 (1.11%) Law
7 85 (1.04%) Investment Banking
8 83 (1.02%) Games
9 81 (0.99%) Front Office
10 73 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 72 (0.88%) Financial Institution
12 60 (0.73%) Electronics
13 53 (0.65%) Advertising
14 52 (0.64%) Legal
15 50 (0.61%) Publishing
16 48 (0.59%) Back Office
17 32 (0.39%) Retail Banking
18 22 (0.27%) Automotive
19 16 (0.20%) French Language
20 14 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3,253 (39.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,848 (22.60%) Developer
3 999 (12.22%) AWS DevOps
4 962 (11.76%) AWS Engineer
5 834 (10.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 651 (7.96%) Architect
7 632 (7.73%) Java Developer
8 433 (5.30%) Senior DevOps
9 388 (4.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 350 (4.28%) Cloud Engineer
11 325 (3.97%) Consultant
12 315 (3.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 289 (3.53%) Azure DevOps
14 270 (3.30%) Linux Engineer
15 259 (3.17%) Azure Engineer
16 251 (3.07%) Senior Developer
17 237 (2.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 229 (2.80%) Kubernetes Engineer
19 219 (2.68%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 219 (2.68%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 810 (9.91%) Node.js
1 810 (9.91%) Web Services
2 771 (9.43%) .NET
3 618 (7.56%) REST
4 603 (7.37%) AngularJS
5 549 (6.71%) Spring
6 530 (6.48%) HTML
7 509 (6.22%) React
8 482 (5.89%) CSS
9 449 (5.49%) Kafka
10 435 (5.32%) JSON
11 378 (4.62%) Elastic Stack
12 377 (4.61%) RESTful
13 309 (3.78%) HTML5
14 264 (3.23%) XML
15 255 (3.12%) RabbitMQ
16 246 (3.01%) Spring Boot
17 228 (2.79%) ASP.NET
18 204 (2.49%) Middleware
19 200 (2.45%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 350 (4.28%) Greenfield Project
2 322 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
3 210 (2.57%) Linux Command Line
4 206 (2.52%) User Experience
5 203 (2.48%) Fintech
6 194 (2.37%) Data Centre
7 179 (2.19%) Public Cloud
8 171 (2.09%) Computer Science
9 165 (2.02%) Mobile App
10 132 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
11 113 (1.38%) Management Information System
12 112 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
13 111 (1.36%) iPad
14 105 (1.28%) Cloud Native
15 102 (1.25%) Private Cloud
16 79 (0.97%) Algorithms
17 74 (0.90%) Virtual Team
18 67 (0.82%) Data Structures
19 63 (0.77%) Clustering
20 62 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2,802 (34.27%) Linux
2 1,007 (12.32%) Windows
3 742 (9.07%) Unix
4 612 (7.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 362 (4.43%) CentOS
6 270 (3.30%) Windows Server
7 195 (2.38%) Ubuntu
8 155 (1.90%) Apple iOS
9 143 (1.75%) Android
10 88 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 64 (0.78%) Solaris
12 59 (0.72%) CoreOS
13 42 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
14 39 (0.48%) AIX
15 38 (0.46%) Debian
16 37 (0.45%) DC/OS
16 37 (0.45%) VMS
17 31 (0.38%) Mac OS X
18 24 (0.29%) Windows 10
19 15 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,214 (51.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1,929 (23.59%) Continuous Integration
3 1,338 (16.36%) Scrum
4 1,292 (15.80%) Configuration Management
5 1,249 (15.27%) TDD
6 1,186 (14.50%) Microservices
7 1,088 (13.31%) Test Automation
8 873 (10.68%) Open Source
9 843 (10.31%) Continuous Delivery
10 720 (8.81%) BDD
11 581 (7.11%) Deployment Automation
12 578 (7.07%) Kanban
13 575 (7.03%) Software Engineering
14 542 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
15 514 (6.29%) Migration
16 462 (5.65%) E-Commerce
17 436 (5.33%) Continuous Deployment
18 427 (5.22%) Mentoring
19 357 (4.37%) Analytics
20 319 (3.90%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2,467 (30.17%) Java
2 2,282 (27.91%) Python
3 1,134 (13.87%) JavaScript
4 1,044 (12.77%) Bash Shell
5 930 (11.37%) Ruby
6 876 (10.71%) SQL
7 738 (9.03%) C#
8 605 (7.40%) PowerShell
9 495 (6.05%) Perl
10 393 (4.81%) Groovy
10 393 (4.81%) Java 8
11 342 (4.18%) Shell Script
12 323 (3.95%) Scala
13 314 (3.84%) Go
14 261 (3.19%) PHP
15 165 (2.02%) C++
16 151 (1.85%) TypeScript
17 137 (1.68%) C
18 113 (1.38%) ES6
19 75 (0.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 941 (11.51%) Security Cleared
2 791 (9.67%) SC Cleared
3 291 (3.56%) Degree
4 182 (2.23%) AWS Certification
5 92 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 69 (0.84%) DV Cleared
7 66 (0.81%) CISSP
8 52 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
8 52 (0.64%) CISM
9 42 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 39 (0.48%) ISEB
11 35 (0.43%) ISTQB
11 35 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
12 33 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
13 32 (0.39%) CISA
13 32 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 31 (0.38%) CCNP
15 28 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
16 26 (0.32%) CCNA
17 23 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 396 (4.84%) QA
2 167 (2.04%) GCP
3 58 (0.71%) GDPR
4 52 (0.64%) SLA
5 35 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 28 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 27 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 27 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 23 (0.28%) PMO
9 16 (0.20%) COBIT
10 14 (0.17%) PSD2
11 8 (0.098%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 7 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 6 (0.073%) HIPAA
13 6 (0.073%) ISAE 3402
13 6 (0.073%) ISO 22301
13 6 (0.073%) ISO 31000
13 6 (0.073%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.061%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 2,625 (32.10%) Docker
2 209 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 203 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 171 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
5 81 (0.99%) HDFS
6 63 (0.77%) Hyper-V
7 60 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 46 (0.56%) etcd
9 44 (0.54%) flannel
10 43 (0.53%) Apache Flume
11 42 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
11 42 (0.51%) vSphere
12 37 (0.45%) VirtualBox
13 34 (0.42%) vCloud
13 34 (0.42%) Xen
14 26 (0.32%) KVM
15 21 (0.26%) VMware NSX
16 20 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
17 17 (0.21%) Ceph
18 16 (0.20%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2,339 (28.60%) Ansible
2 1,939 (23.71%) Puppet
3 1,646 (20.13%) Terraform
4 1,522 (18.61%) Kubernetes
5 1,313 (16.06%) Opscode Chef
6 274 (3.35%) Packer
7 228 (2.79%) Kibana
8 197 (2.41%) logstash
9 196 (2.40%) Salt
10 184 (2.25%) Grafana
10 184 (2.25%) Nagios
11 152 (1.86%) Consul
12 135 (1.65%) Mesos
13 130 (1.59%) Prometheus
14 103 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
15 100 (1.22%) ZABBIX
16 95 (1.16%) HAProxy
17 78 (0.95%) Oozie
18 77 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
19 71 (0.87%) Rancher
Vendors
1 686 (8.39%) Microsoft
2 529 (6.47%) Oracle
3 516 (6.31%) Red Hat
4 414 (5.06%) Google
5 335 (4.10%) Splunk
6 329 (4.02%) VMware
7 233 (2.85%) Atlassian
8 180 (2.20%) New Relic
9 173 (2.12%) IBM
10 164 (2.01%) SAP
11 110 (1.35%) SaltStack
12 109 (1.33%) Cisco
13 104 (1.27%) AppDynamics
14 88 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
15 86 (1.05%) Adobe
16 83 (1.02%) Cloudera
17 80 (0.98%) ServiceNow
18 73 (0.89%) HP
19 67 (0.82%) MuleSoft
20 65 (0.79%) Hortonworks