Period
to 30 May 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 30 May 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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +16
Contract jobs citing DevOps 4,767 9,443 7,995
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 11.46% 11.37% 8.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.37% 12.98% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,463 6,717 5,807
Median daily rate £543 £540 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.46% +2.86% +5.00%
10th Percentile £388 £400 £400
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £530 £538 £525
% change year-on-year -1.40% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 37 31
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.69 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.61% -17.06% +16.75%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.18 £58.75
% change year-on-year -25.82% -19.69% +19.29%

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 35,665 72,727 80,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.77% 87.59% 87.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,815 48,363 53,394
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,178 1,891 2,131
Median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +11.51% -12.08%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.08 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year +21.21% +12.50% -15.38%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 30 May 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 2,618 £550 - 360
South East +1 624 £500 - 104
North of England -4 568 £525 +5.00% 192
South West +5 429 £525 +5.00% 84
Midlands -2 320 £465 -7.00% 68
North West -2 311 £531 -2.52% 120
West Midlands -5 188 £475 -5.00% 45
Yorkshire -5 175 £500 +4.44% 48
East of England +6 157 £500 +5.26% 53
East Midlands +4 125 £425 -12.82% 23
North East -8 75 £450 -5.26% 24
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 2,341 (49.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1,941 (40.72%) Azure
3 1,720 (36.08%) AWS
4 1,313 (27.54%) Kubernetes
5 1,288 (27.02%) Docker
6 1,276 (26.77%) Java
7 1,242 (26.05%) Python
8 1,175 (24.65%) Terraform
9 1,100 (23.08%) Jenkins
10 951 (19.95%) Ansible
11 880 (18.46%) SQL
11 880 (18.46%) Linux
12 871 (18.27%) Git (software)
13 838 (17.58%) Finance
14 794 (16.66%) Security Cleared
15 732 (15.36%) Test Automation
16 731 (15.33%) JavaScript
17 698 (14.64%) Microsoft
18 684 (14.35%) Continuous Integration
19 683 (14.33%) Scrum
20 658 (13.80%) Microservices
21 638 (13.38%) SC Cleared
22 609 (12.78%) C#
23 591 (12.40%) Software Engineering
24 582 (12.21%) .NET
25 579 (12.15%) Web Services
26 562 (11.79%) JIRA
27 521 (10.93%) Infrastructure as Code
28 520 (10.91%) TDD
29 516 (10.82%) GCP

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
1 330 (6.92%) Confluence
2 129 (2.71%) Apache
3 111 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 98 (2.06%) Apache Spark
5 92 (1.93%) SharePoint
6 80 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 75 (1.57%) nginx
8 59 (1.24%) WebLogic
9 43 (0.90%) SAS
10 38 (0.80%) IIS
11 30 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
11 30 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 28 (0.59%) OpenStack
13 25 (0.52%) CMS
14 24 (0.50%) WebSphere
15 21 (0.44%) JBoss
15 21 (0.44%) Red Hat Fuse
16 20 (0.42%) NServiceBus
17 13 (0.27%) Apache Solr
18 11 (0.23%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 57 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.13%) Figma
7 6 (0.13%) Sketch
8 4 (0.084%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.063%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.063%) InVision
10 2 (0.042%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 70 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
4 9 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 5 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.084%) thinkFolio
9 3 (0.063%) Maximo
9 3 (0.063%) Oracle Payroll
9 3 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.042%) Front Arena
10 2 (0.042%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.042%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.042%) SAP PM
10 2 (0.042%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,941 (40.72%) Azure
2 1,720 (36.08%) AWS
3 516 (10.82%) GCP
4 375 (7.87%) Serverless
5 293 (6.15%) PaaS
6 286 (6.00%) GitHub
7 280 (5.87%) AWS CloudFormation
8 249 (5.22%) Amazon EC2
9 248 (5.20%) AWS Lambda
9 248 (5.20%) OpenShift
10 247 (5.18%) Amazon S3
10 247 (5.18%) Power Platform
11 226 (4.74%) IaaS
12 200 (4.20%) SaaS
13 178 (3.73%) Amazon ECS
14 96 (2.01%) Amazon SQS
15 83 (1.74%) Dynamics 365
16 81 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 78 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
18 70 (1.47%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (3.13%) Firewall
2 117 (2.45%) DNS
3 110 (2.31%) HTTP
4 75 (1.57%) TCP/IP
5 71 (1.49%) SSL
6 58 (1.22%) Network Security
7 52 (1.09%) VPN
8 38 (0.80%) Internet
9 32 (0.67%) DHCP
10 29 (0.61%) SNMP
11 28 (0.59%) BGP
12 26 (0.55%) MPLS
13 25 (0.52%) WAN
14 24 (0.50%) Skype
15 19 (0.40%) IPsec
15 19 (0.40%) Kerberos
16 17 (0.36%) HTTPS
16 17 (0.36%) SAN
17 16 (0.34%) LAN
18 15 (0.31%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 478 (10.03%) SQL Server
2 318 (6.67%) Big Data
3 234 (4.91%) Power BI
4 194 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 190 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
6 184 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
7 179 (3.75%) Hadoop
8 175 (3.67%) Data Lake
9 170 (3.57%) MySQL
10 169 (3.55%) Amazon RDS
11 155 (3.25%) NoSQL
12 141 (2.96%) Amazon Redshift
13 115 (2.41%) MongoDB
14 102 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
15 97 (2.03%) Relational Database
16 83 (1.74%) Redis
17 76 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 66 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 66 (1.38%) Oracle Database
19 58 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,100 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 871 (18.27%) Git (software)
3 562 (11.79%) JIRA
4 267 (5.60%) GitLab
5 235 (4.93%) Selenium
6 193 (4.05%) Visual Studio
7 175 (3.67%) Artifactory
8 172 (3.61%) Maven
9 164 (3.44%) Bitbucket
10 158 (3.31%) Visual Studio Team System
11 135 (2.83%) Cucumber
12 126 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 117 (2.45%) JUnit
14 100 (2.10%) RStudio
15 93 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
16 87 (1.83%) SonarQube
17 85 (1.78%) SpecFlow
17 85 (1.78%) Travis CI
18 82 (1.72%) CircleCI
19 79 (1.66%) TeamCity
General
1 838 (17.58%) Finance
2 342 (7.17%) Banking
3 317 (6.65%) Public Sector
4 218 (4.57%) Front Office
5 135 (2.83%) Investment Banking
6 74 (1.55%) Retail
6 74 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 66 (1.38%) Marketing
8 48 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 44 (0.92%) Back Office
10 43 (0.90%) Law
11 31 (0.65%) Electronics
12 28 (0.59%) Games
13 25 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 24 (0.50%) Legal
15 23 (0.48%) Retail Banking
16 22 (0.46%) Publishing
17 17 (0.36%) Police
18 15 (0.31%) Aerospace
19 14 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,366 (28.66%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,289 (27.04%) Developer
3 476 (9.99%) Architect
4 461 (9.67%) AWS Engineer
5 374 (7.85%) AWS DevOps
6 323 (6.78%) Java Developer
7 300 (6.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 275 (5.77%) Azure Engineer
9 205 (4.30%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 196 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
11 195 (4.09%) Senior DevOps
12 191 (4.01%) Consultant
13 186 (3.90%) .NET Developer
14 174 (3.65%) AWS Developer
15 171 (3.59%) Azure DevOps
16 169 (3.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 158 (3.31%) Software Engineer
18 152 (3.19%) Senior Developer
19 142 (2.98%) Analyst
20 135 (2.83%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 582 (12.21%) .NET
2 579 (12.15%) Web Services
3 387 (8.12%) Node.js
4 351 (7.36%) AngularJS
5 342 (7.17%) React
6 311 (6.52%) HTML
7 300 (6.29%) REST
8 285 (5.98%) CSS
9 219 (4.59%) Spring
10 198 (4.15%) Kafka
11 185 (3.88%) RESTful
12 180 (3.78%) Spring Boot
13 172 (3.61%) J2EE
14 159 (3.34%) .NET Core
15 153 (3.21%) JSON
16 149 (3.13%) ASP.NET
17 141 (2.96%) SOAP
18 140 (2.94%) XML
19 136 (2.85%) HTML5
20 129 (2.71%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 194 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
2 190 (3.99%) Public Cloud
3 184 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 175 (3.67%) User Experience
5 167 (3.50%) Derivative
5 167 (3.50%) Fixed Income
6 159 (3.34%) Equities
7 131 (2.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 131 (2.75%) Hedge funds
8 123 (2.58%) Data Centre
9 110 (2.31%) Cloud Native
10 76 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
11 64 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
12 59 (1.24%) Management Information System
12 59 (1.24%) Mobile App
13 57 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
13 57 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
14 56 (1.17%) PKI
15 45 (0.94%) Private Cloud
15 45 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 880 (18.46%) Linux
2 455 (9.54%) Windows
3 224 (4.70%) Unix
4 157 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 98 (2.06%) Windows Server
6 64 (1.34%) CentOS
7 55 (1.15%) Android
8 37 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
9 33 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 33 (0.69%) VMS
9 33 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (0.65%) Ubuntu
11 26 (0.55%) Solaris
12 25 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (0.44%) Windows 10
14 18 (0.38%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
16 13 (0.27%) CoreOS
17 9 (0.19%) AIX
18 8 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,341 (49.11%) Agile Software Development
2 732 (15.36%) Test Automation
3 684 (14.35%) Continuous Integration
4 683 (14.33%) Scrum
5 658 (13.80%) Microservices
6 591 (12.40%) Software Engineering
7 521 (10.93%) Infrastructure as Code
8 520 (10.91%) TDD
9 385 (8.08%) Migration
10 357 (7.49%) Configuration Management
11 345 (7.24%) Continuous Delivery
12 332 (6.96%) Analytics
13 326 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
14 305 (6.40%) Open Source
15 298 (6.25%) Kanban
16 252 (5.29%) Asset Management
17 242 (5.08%) Deployment Automation
18 235 (4.93%) BDD
19 224 (4.70%) Mentoring
20 215 (4.51%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,276 (26.77%) Java
2 1,242 (26.05%) Python
3 880 (18.46%) SQL
4 731 (15.33%) JavaScript
5 609 (12.78%) C#
6 494 (10.36%) PowerShell
7 315 (6.61%) Bash Shell
8 227 (4.76%) Ruby
9 150 (3.15%) Shell Script
10 137 (2.87%) Go
11 131 (2.75%) TypeScript
12 115 (2.41%) Groovy
13 112 (2.35%) Scala
14 107 (2.24%) Perl
15 102 (2.14%) T-SQL
16 98 (2.06%) Java 8
17 96 (2.01%) R
18 95 (1.99%) PL/SQL
19 81 (1.70%) C
20 77 (1.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 794 (16.66%) Security Cleared
2 638 (13.38%) SC Cleared
3 192 (4.03%) Degree
4 98 (2.06%) DV Cleared
5 85 (1.78%) AWS Certification
6 76 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 43 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
8 42 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 32 (0.67%) CISSP
10 26 (0.55%) ISTQB
11 25 (0.52%) CCA
12 21 (0.44%) CISM
12 21 (0.44%) ISEB
13 19 (0.40%) BC Cleared
14 18 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (0.31%) CCNP
15 15 (0.31%) PMI Certification
16 14 (0.29%) CCIE
17 13 (0.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (4.64%) QA
2 45 (0.94%) GDPR
3 35 (0.73%) WCAG
4 33 (0.69%) SLA
5 22 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.29%) NCSC
7 13 (0.27%) NIST
7 13 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.23%) HIPAA
8 11 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.21%) PMO
10 9 (0.19%) GxP
11 6 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.13%) MiFID
12 5 (0.10%) Solvency II
12 5 (0.10%) SSAE 16
13 4 (0.084%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.084%) HL7
14 3 (0.063%) IFRS
System Software
1 1,288 (27.02%) Docker
2 177 (3.71%) Active Directory
3 79 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (0.50%) HDFS
6 22 (0.46%) VMware NSX
7 21 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 21 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 20 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (0.42%) vSphere
9 12 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (0.19%) RACF
11 8 (0.17%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.17%) Xen
12 7 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.15%) XenApp
13 6 (0.13%) LXC
14 5 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.10%) NFS
15 4 (0.084%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1,313 (27.54%) Kubernetes
2 1,175 (24.65%) Terraform
3 951 (19.95%) Ansible
4 412 (8.64%) Puppet
5 307 (6.44%) Opscode Chef
6 78 (1.64%) Packer
7 61 (1.28%) Grafana
8 60 (1.26%) Prometheus
9 48 (1.01%) Docker Swarm
10 41 (0.86%) Salt
11 37 (0.78%) Kibana
12 36 (0.76%) Istio
13 35 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
14 31 (0.65%) logstash
15 30 (0.63%) Rancher
16 28 (0.59%) Consul
17 19 (0.40%) Nagios
18 17 (0.36%) vCenter Server
19 15 (0.31%) vRealize
19 15 (0.31%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 698 (14.64%) Microsoft
2 334 (7.01%) Google
3 294 (6.17%) Oracle
4 141 (2.96%) VMware
5 131 (2.75%) Red Hat
6 123 (2.58%) SAP
7 105 (2.20%) Cloudera
8 82 (1.72%) Splunk
9 79 (1.66%) Hortonworks
10 73 (1.53%) Cisco
11 63 (1.32%) Atlassian
11 63 (1.32%) Informatica
12 55 (1.15%) Databricks
13 51 (1.07%) IBM
14 44 (0.92%) Tableau
15 43 (0.90%) ServiceNow
16 40 (0.84%) AppDynamics
17 38 (0.80%) hybris
18 35 (0.73%) MuleSoft
19 30 (0.63%) Salesforce.com