Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 10 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 +15
Contract jobs citing DevOps 6,279 9,534 7,447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.30% 10.59% 7.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.09% 12.10% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,435 6,699 5,512
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £400
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £528 £525
% change year-on-year +4.17% +0.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 20 41
England median hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.43% -30.00% -26.35%
10th Percentile £29.98 £34.17 £35.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £55.88 £68.75
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +31.43% -30.00% -26.35%

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 51,951 78,814 80,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.20% 87.53% 86.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,032 52,700 54,238
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £290 £305 £288
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,670 1,972 1,964
England median hourly rate £23.00 £23.86 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.59% -0.59% -2.04%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.94 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.84% -0.25% -1.72%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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 3,508 £575 +4.55% 1,085
South East +4 885 £500 -2.44% 397
North of England -6 734 £500 - 492
South West +9 541 £538 +7.50% 195
North West -2 413 £525 +2.54% 251
Midlands -8 371 £475 - 262
West Midlands -10 228 £500 +5.26% 173
Yorkshire -6 227 £500 +5.26% 191
East of England -1 212 £500 - 165
East Midlands +7 140 £425 -10.53% 88
North East -11 95 £441 -11.75% 50
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 3,041 (48.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2,506 (39.91%) Azure
3 2,091 (33.30%) AWS
4 1,819 (28.97%) Docker
5 1,714 (27.30%) Kubernetes
6 1,593 (25.37%) Terraform
7 1,575 (25.08%) Python
8 1,456 (23.19%) Java
9 1,335 (21.26%) Ansible
10 1,331 (21.20%) Jenkins
11 1,255 (19.99%) Linux
12 1,070 (17.04%) SQL
13 1,024 (16.31%) Git (software)
14 953 (15.18%) Finance
15 918 (14.62%) Security Cleared
16 897 (14.29%) Microservices
17 893 (14.22%) Continuous Integration
18 890 (14.17%) Microsoft
19 883 (14.06%) Scrum
20 846 (13.47%) Test Automation
21 821 (13.08%) JavaScript
22 797 (12.69%) C#
23 774 (12.33%) .NET
24 728 (11.59%) SC Cleared
25 711 (11.32%) JIRA
26 706 (11.24%) Infrastructure as Code
27 701 (11.16%) PowerShell
28 680 (10.83%) TDD
29 671 (10.69%) Puppet
30 628 (10.00%) Windows

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
1 413 (6.58%) Confluence
2 153 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
3 140 (2.23%) Apache
3 140 (2.23%) Apache Spark
4 123 (1.96%) nginx
5 109 (1.74%) SharePoint
6 79 (1.26%) OpenStack
6 79 (1.26%) Tomcat
7 78 (1.24%) WebLogic
8 77 (1.23%) IIS
9 46 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
10 37 (0.59%) SAS
11 28 (0.45%) WebSphere
12 26 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 21 (0.33%) CMS
13 21 (0.33%) Jupyter
14 19 (0.30%) JBoss
15 18 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
15 18 (0.29%) Jetty
16 17 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 57 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 41 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
4 40 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.096%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.064%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.064%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.048%) Sketch
10 1 (0.016%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.016%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 108 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
4 13 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 9 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.096%) BusinessWorks
8 6 (0.096%) Magento
8 6 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.080%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.080%) SAP BPC
9 5 (0.080%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.064%) Unit4 Business World
11 3 (0.048%) Eikon
11 3 (0.048%) Maximo
11 3 (0.048%) Oracle Payroll
12 2 (0.032%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,506 (39.91%) Azure
2 2,091 (33.30%) AWS
3 555 (8.84%) GCP
4 529 (8.42%) Serverless
5 428 (6.82%) PaaS
6 399 (6.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 381 (6.07%) GitHub
8 358 (5.70%) Amazon EC2
9 324 (5.16%) IaaS
10 320 (5.10%) Amazon S3
11 304 (4.84%) AWS Lambda
12 298 (4.75%) OpenShift
13 269 (4.28%) Power Platform
14 251 (4.00%) SaaS
15 179 (2.85%) Amazon ECS
16 171 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
17 126 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
18 116 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
19 107 (1.70%) Azure Functions
20 106 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 163 (2.60%) Firewall
2 143 (2.28%) DNS
3 100 (1.59%) HTTP
4 97 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 95 (1.51%) VPN
6 83 (1.32%) SSL
7 65 (1.04%) Internet
8 61 (0.97%) Network Security
9 50 (0.80%) DHCP
10 29 (0.46%) FTP
10 29 (0.46%) IPsec
11 28 (0.45%) SAN
12 24 (0.38%) Kerberos
13 19 (0.30%) MPLS
14 17 (0.27%) HTTPS
14 17 (0.27%) Skype
14 17 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (0.25%) SSH
15 16 (0.25%) WAN
16 15 (0.24%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 482 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 324 (5.16%) Big Data
3 263 (4.19%) Power BI
4 251 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
5 240 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 228 (3.63%) MySQL
7 227 (3.62%) Amazon RDS
8 224 (3.57%) NoSQL
9 209 (3.33%) Data Lake
10 175 (2.79%) Hadoop
11 160 (2.55%) MongoDB
12 154 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
13 148 (2.36%) Relational Database
14 138 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
15 131 (2.09%) Amazon Redshift
16 119 (1.90%) Redis
17 90 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 86 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 66 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
20 59 (0.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,331 (21.20%) Jenkins
2 1,024 (16.31%) Git (software)
3 711 (11.32%) JIRA
4 312 (4.97%) Visual Studio Team System
5 272 (4.33%) GitLab
6 248 (3.95%) Visual Studio
7 239 (3.81%) Selenium
8 204 (3.25%) Bitbucket
9 180 (2.87%) Maven
10 178 (2.83%) Cucumber
11 177 (2.82%) Artifactory
12 160 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
13 138 (2.20%) TeamCity
14 122 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
15 114 (1.82%) JUnit
16 109 (1.74%) Travis CI
17 107 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
18 91 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 89 (1.42%) SonarQube
20 87 (1.39%) CircleCI
General
1 953 (15.18%) Finance
2 363 (5.78%) Public Sector
3 341 (5.43%) Banking
4 164 (2.61%) Front Office
5 110 (1.75%) Retail
6 98 (1.56%) Marketing
7 85 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 74 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 58 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 56 (0.89%) Legal
11 43 (0.68%) Publishing
12 41 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 34 (0.54%) Law
14 33 (0.53%) Back Office
15 31 (0.49%) Games
16 30 (0.48%) Electronics
17 25 (0.40%) Military
18 24 (0.38%) Retail Banking
19 23 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
20 21 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,015 (32.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,559 (24.83%) Developer
3 561 (8.93%) Architect
4 517 (8.23%) AWS Engineer
5 504 (8.03%) AWS DevOps
6 425 (6.77%) Azure Engineer
7 401 (6.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 344 (5.48%) Java Developer
9 323 (5.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 259 (4.12%) Senior DevOps
11 229 (3.65%) Azure DevOps
12 228 (3.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 227 (3.62%) Cloud Engineer
14 220 (3.50%) Consultant
15 203 (3.23%) .NET Developer
16 198 (3.15%) Senior Developer
17 187 (2.98%) Kubernetes Engineer
18 186 (2.96%) Software Engineer
19 175 (2.79%) Data Engineer
20 169 (2.69%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 774 (12.33%) .NET
2 557 (8.87%) Web Services
3 487 (7.76%) Node.js
4 376 (5.99%) REST
5 345 (5.49%) HTML
6 341 (5.43%) AngularJS
7 321 (5.11%) CSS
8 315 (5.02%) Spring
9 305 (4.86%) React
10 288 (4.59%) RESTful
11 258 (4.11%) JSON
12 257 (4.09%) Kafka
13 201 (3.20%) .NET Core
14 194 (3.09%) XML
15 185 (2.95%) Spring Boot
16 163 (2.60%) ASP.NET
16 163 (2.60%) J2EE
17 140 (2.23%) SOAP
18 131 (2.09%) Elastic Stack
19 125 (1.99%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 328 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
2 237 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 217 (3.46%) Public Cloud
4 155 (2.47%) User Experience
5 146 (2.33%) Data Centre
6 138 (2.20%) Cloud Native
7 112 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
8 95 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
9 88 (1.40%) Fixed Income
10 87 (1.39%) Derivative
11 83 (1.32%) Mobile App
12 72 (1.15%) Virtual Team
13 71 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
14 69 (1.10%) Equities
15 65 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 65 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
16 62 (0.99%) PKI
17 52 (0.83%) Replication
18 49 (0.78%) Management Information System
19 47 (0.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,255 (19.99%) Linux
2 628 (10.00%) Windows
3 267 (4.25%) Unix
4 223 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 128 (2.04%) Windows Server
6 119 (1.90%) CentOS
7 110 (1.75%) Ubuntu
8 67 (1.07%) Android
9 38 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 30 (0.48%) VMS
11 28 (0.45%) CoreOS
12 25 (0.40%) Solaris
13 24 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (0.33%) Mac OS X
14 21 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (0.24%) Debian
16 12 (0.19%) Windows 10
17 9 (0.14%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.13%) AIX
19 5 (0.080%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,041 (48.43%) Agile Software Development
2 897 (14.29%) Microservices
3 893 (14.22%) Continuous Integration
4 883 (14.06%) Scrum
5 846 (13.47%) Test Automation
6 706 (11.24%) Infrastructure as Code
7 680 (10.83%) TDD
8 615 (9.79%) Software Engineering
9 530 (8.44%) Migration
10 524 (8.35%) Configuration Management
11 431 (6.86%) Open Source
12 428 (6.82%) Kanban
13 425 (6.77%) Continuous Delivery
14 415 (6.61%) Analytics
15 350 (5.57%) BDD
16 334 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
17 263 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
18 258 (4.11%) Problem-Solving
19 250 (3.98%) Deployment Automation
20 249 (3.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,575 (25.08%) Python
2 1,456 (23.19%) Java
3 1,070 (17.04%) SQL
4 821 (13.08%) JavaScript
5 797 (12.69%) C#
6 701 (11.16%) PowerShell
7 440 (7.01%) Bash Shell
8 391 (6.23%) Ruby
9 205 (3.26%) Go
10 190 (3.03%) Scala
11 179 (2.85%) Shell Script
12 165 (2.63%) TypeScript
13 160 (2.55%) Groovy
14 150 (2.39%) Java 8
15 133 (2.12%) PHP
16 122 (1.94%) Perl
17 119 (1.90%) R
18 114 (1.82%) C++
19 110 (1.75%) C
20 105 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 918 (14.62%) Security Cleared
2 728 (11.59%) SC Cleared
3 218 (3.47%) Degree
4 119 (1.90%) AWS Certification
5 117 (1.86%) DV Cleared
6 71 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 54 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 51 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 40 (0.64%) ISTQB
10 32 (0.51%) CISSP
11 26 (0.41%) MCSA
12 24 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (0.38%) ISEB
13 22 (0.35%) Master's Degree
14 20 (0.32%) DBS Check
15 19 (0.30%) BC Cleared
16 16 (0.25%) CISM
17 14 (0.22%) CCA
17 14 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
18 13 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (4.55%) QA
2 55 (0.88%) GDPR
3 36 (0.57%) SLA
4 35 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (0.41%) NCSC
6 24 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 23 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.24%) NIST
8 15 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.24%) PMO
9 14 (0.22%) WCAG
10 9 (0.14%) GxP
11 7 (0.11%) COBIT
11 7 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (0.096%) MiFID
13 5 (0.080%) SSAE 16
14 4 (0.064%) HIPAA
14 4 (0.064%) HL7
15 3 (0.048%) Government Security Classifications
15 3 (0.048%) IFRS
System Software
1 1,819 (28.97%) Docker
2 261 (4.16%) Active Directory
3 114 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
4 107 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 51 (0.81%) vSphere
6 37 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 31 (0.49%) HDFS
8 14 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (0.22%) VMware NSX
8 14 (0.22%) Xen
9 13 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.13%) LXC
11 6 (0.096%) GlusterFS
11 6 (0.096%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.096%) NFS
11 6 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.096%) XenApp
12 5 (0.080%) Gluster
12 5 (0.080%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.080%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,714 (27.30%) Kubernetes
2 1,593 (25.37%) Terraform
3 1,335 (21.26%) Ansible
4 671 (10.69%) Puppet
5 466 (7.42%) Opscode Chef
6 140 (2.23%) Packer
7 108 (1.72%) Prometheus
8 97 (1.54%) Grafana
9 81 (1.29%) Consul
10 76 (1.21%) Docker Swarm
11 67 (1.07%) Kibana
12 55 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
13 54 (0.86%) Salt
14 46 (0.73%) Rancher
15 41 (0.65%) Nagios
16 39 (0.62%) logstash
17 27 (0.43%) HAProxy
18 25 (0.40%) Istio
18 25 (0.40%) SCCM
19 23 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 890 (14.17%) Microsoft
2 346 (5.51%) Google
3 326 (5.19%) Oracle
4 182 (2.90%) VMware
5 176 (2.80%) Red Hat
6 150 (2.39%) SAP
7 120 (1.91%) Splunk
8 113 (1.80%) Atlassian
9 82 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
10 77 (1.23%) Cisco
11 71 (1.13%) Cloudera
11 71 (1.13%) Databricks
12 70 (1.11%) Tableau
13 58 (0.92%) ServiceNow
14 57 (0.91%) Hortonworks
15 54 (0.86%) IBM
16 47 (0.75%) webMethods
17 43 (0.68%) BEA
17 43 (0.68%) Informatica
18 39 (0.62%) hybris