Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 28 54
Rank change year-on-year +16 +26 +48
Contract jobs citing DevOps 8,006 5,431 3,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.64% 6.37% 3.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.08% 7.54% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,760 3,970 2,654
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £399 £363 £363
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 16 5
England median hourly rate £55.00 £54.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +11.34% +7.78%
10th Percentile £35.00 £39.38 £32.97
90th Percentile £70.00 £75.06 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £54.00 £50.50
% change year-on-year +1.85% +6.93% +12.22%

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 79,443 72,046 81,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.77% 84.55% 83.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,810 47,678 54,210
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,049 1,933 2,213
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +11.90%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.47
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +20.34%

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 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +5 4,720 £550 +4.76% 895
South East +23 1,158 £500 +5.26% 176
North of England +8 947 £475 +10.47% 294
Midlands +50 583 £500 +5.26% 80
North West +20 480 £475 +6.74% 156
South West +34 360 £500 +7.53% 83
West Midlands +49 320 £525 +10.53% 45
Yorkshire +2 320 £463 +2.78% 117
East Midlands +65 249 £440 -2.22% 35
East of England -3 236 £516 -0.72% 99
North East +2 159 £500 +28.21% 21
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 4,068 (50.81%) Agile Software Development
2 3,292 (41.12%) Amazon AWS
3 2,941 (36.73%) Linux
4 2,735 (34.16%) Jenkins
5 2,485 (31.04%) Docker
6 2,439 (30.46%) Java
7 2,336 (29.18%) Ansible
8 2,316 (28.93%) Python
9 2,069 (25.84%) Continuous Integration
10 1,947 (24.32%) Puppet
11 1,933 (24.14%) Git (software)
12 1,588 (19.84%) Microsoft Azure
13 1,388 (17.34%) Opscode Chef
14 1,372 (17.14%) Scrum
15 1,363 (17.02%) Terraform
16 1,264 (15.79%) Kubernetes
17 1,263 (15.78%) Finance
18 1,260 (15.74%) Configuration Management
19 1,220 (15.24%) TDD
20 1,136 (14.19%) Microservices
21 1,087 (13.58%) Bash Shell
22 1,086 (13.56%) Windows
23 1,062 (13.27%) JavaScript
24 1,057 (13.20%) Ruby
25 1,034 (12.92%) Continuous Delivery
26 1,023 (12.78%) Test Automation
27 968 (12.09%) JIRA
28 943 (11.78%) Security Cleared
29 894 (11.17%) Open Source
30 886 (11.07%) SQL

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
1 611 (7.63%) Confluence
2 369 (4.61%) Elasticsearch
3 335 (4.18%) Apache
4 329 (4.11%) nginx
5 327 (4.08%) Tomcat
6 274 (3.42%) Apache Spark
7 236 (2.95%) Cloud Foundry
8 194 (2.42%) OpenStack
9 182 (2.27%) JBoss
10 148 (1.85%) IIS
11 130 (1.62%) WebSphere
12 104 (1.30%) WebLogic
13 96 (1.20%) CMS
14 70 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 62 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 61 (0.76%) Mule
17 43 (0.54%) Jetty
17 43 (0.54%) Mule ESB
18 31 (0.39%) Apache Pig
18 31 (0.39%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 73 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.24%) HipChat
4 14 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.087%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.075%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.037%) Simulink
9 2 (0.025%) InVision
10 1 (0.012%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.012%) Stata
10 1 (0.012%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 37 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
3 23 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 20 (0.25%) Magento
5 17 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
6 13 (0.16%) Front Arena
6 13 (0.16%) thinkFolio
7 12 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 9 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
8 9 (0.11%) Summit
9 8 (0.100%) SAP ERP
10 7 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.087%) HiPortfolio
10 7 (0.087%) R3 Corda
10 7 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.087%) SAP CO
10 7 (0.087%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.087%) SAP FI/CO
11 6 (0.075%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 3,292 (41.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1,588 (19.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 573 (7.16%) PaaS
4 457 (5.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 456 (5.70%) Amazon EC2
6 414 (5.17%) IaaS
7 411 (5.13%) GitHub
8 380 (4.75%) Amazon S3
9 335 (4.18%) Serverless
10 289 (3.61%) Google Cloud Platform
11 286 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
12 270 (3.37%) OpenShift
13 252 (3.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 216 (2.70%) SaaS
15 181 (2.26%) Route 53
16 179 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
17 164 (2.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 154 (1.92%) Amazon ELB
19 140 (1.75%) npm
20 72 (0.90%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 376 (4.70%) Firewall
2 321 (4.01%) TCP/IP
3 274 (3.42%) HTTP
4 262 (3.27%) DNS
5 251 (3.14%) SSL
6 139 (1.74%) Internet
7 122 (1.52%) VPN
8 83 (1.04%) DHCP
8 83 (1.04%) Network Security
9 68 (0.85%) FTP
10 57 (0.71%) SMS
11 55 (0.69%) Kerberos
12 49 (0.61%) IPsec
13 41 (0.51%) SAN
14 36 (0.45%) DSL
15 35 (0.44%) WAN
16 33 (0.41%) LAN
17 32 (0.40%) SSH
18 28 (0.35%) PuTTY
19 27 (0.34%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 577 (7.21%) NoSQL
2 554 (6.92%) MongoDB
3 541 (6.76%) SQL Server
4 530 (6.62%) MySQL
5 466 (5.82%) PostgreSQL
6 422 (5.27%) Big Data
7 397 (4.96%) Hadoop
8 317 (3.96%) Relational Database
9 246 (3.07%) Amazon RDS
10 180 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 165 (2.06%) Redis
12 159 (1.99%) RDBMS
13 156 (1.95%) Oracle Database
14 131 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
15 122 (1.52%) Apache Hive
16 105 (1.31%) HBase
17 101 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 83 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
19 79 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
20 58 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2,735 (34.16%) Jenkins
2 1,933 (24.14%) Git (software)
3 968 (12.09%) JIRA
4 577 (7.21%) Maven
5 560 (6.99%) TeamCity
6 437 (5.46%) Sonatype Nexus
7 420 (5.25%) Selenium
8 325 (4.06%) Subversion
9 318 (3.97%) Cucumber
10 310 (3.87%) Octopus Deploy
11 273 (3.41%) Bitbucket
12 256 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 246 (3.07%) Artifactory
14 232 (2.90%) SonarQube
15 219 (2.74%) Visual Studio
16 217 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
17 214 (2.67%) JUnit
18 200 (2.50%) Vagrant
19 193 (2.41%) GitLab
20 191 (2.39%) Gradle
General
1 1,263 (15.78%) Finance
2 669 (8.36%) Banking
3 272 (3.40%) Retail
4 158 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 108 (1.35%) Marketing
6 103 (1.29%) Investment Banking
7 89 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 84 (1.05%) Games
9 81 (1.01%) Publishing
10 76 (0.95%) Law
11 71 (0.89%) Financial Institution
12 66 (0.82%) Electronics
12 66 (0.82%) Front Office
13 52 (0.65%) Advertising
14 46 (0.57%) Retail Banking
15 43 (0.54%) Legal
16 34 (0.42%) Back Office
17 22 (0.27%) Billing
18 18 (0.22%) Automotive
19 13 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3,320 (41.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,660 (20.73%) Developer
3 1,036 (12.94%) AWS DevOps
4 970 (12.12%) AWS Engineer
5 846 (10.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 645 (8.06%) Architect
7 541 (6.76%) Java Developer
8 484 (6.05%) Senior DevOps
9 414 (5.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 412 (5.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 403 (5.03%) Consultant
12 354 (4.42%) Cloud Engineer
13 353 (4.41%) Linux Engineer
14 317 (3.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 308 (3.85%) Azure DevOps
16 279 (3.48%) Senior Developer
17 272 (3.40%) Azure Engineer
18 262 (3.27%) DevOps Consultant
19 230 (2.87%) Azure DevOps Engineer
20 223 (2.79%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 852 (10.64%) .NET
2 836 (10.44%) Web Services
3 794 (9.92%) Node.js
4 560 (6.99%) REST
5 538 (6.72%) AngularJS
6 516 (6.45%) HTML
7 476 (5.95%) CSS
8 467 (5.83%) Spring
9 444 (5.55%) React
10 429 (5.36%) JSON
11 412 (5.15%) RESTful
12 398 (4.97%) Elastic Stack
13 372 (4.65%) Kafka
14 297 (3.71%) HTML5
15 253 (3.16%) ASP.NET
16 239 (2.99%) XML
17 218 (2.72%) ASP.NET Web API
18 216 (2.70%) Middleware
19 210 (2.62%) SOAP
20 203 (2.54%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 355 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
2 345 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 229 (2.86%) Public Cloud
4 209 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
5 202 (2.52%) Fintech
6 174 (2.17%) Data Centre
7 168 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 162 (2.02%) User Experience
9 142 (1.77%) Mobile App
10 123 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
11 115 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
12 105 (1.31%) Management Information System
13 101 (1.26%) Clustering
14 96 (1.20%) iPad
15 93 (1.16%) Virtual Team
16 88 (1.10%) Cloud Native
17 77 (0.96%) Private Cloud
18 73 (0.91%) Data Structures
18 73 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
19 72 (0.90%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2,941 (36.73%) Linux
2 1,086 (13.56%) Windows
3 839 (10.48%) Unix
4 684 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 385 (4.81%) CentOS
6 293 (3.66%) Windows Server
7 187 (2.34%) Ubuntu
8 162 (2.02%) Android
9 156 (1.95%) Apple iOS
10 109 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 55 (0.69%) Solaris
12 54 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 50 (0.62%) CoreOS
14 48 (0.60%) Debian
15 45 (0.56%) Windows 10
16 38 (0.47%) VMS
17 37 (0.46%) Mac OS X
18 34 (0.42%) Windows 7
19 31 (0.39%) AIX
20 27 (0.34%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,068 (50.81%) Agile Software Development
2 2,069 (25.84%) Continuous Integration
3 1,372 (17.14%) Scrum
4 1,260 (15.74%) Configuration Management
5 1,220 (15.24%) TDD
6 1,136 (14.19%) Microservices
7 1,034 (12.92%) Continuous Delivery
8 1,023 (12.78%) Test Automation
9 894 (11.17%) Open Source
10 768 (9.59%) BDD
11 595 (7.43%) Kanban
12 573 (7.16%) Deployment Automation
13 540 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
14 527 (6.58%) Software Engineering
15 485 (6.06%) Migration
16 466 (5.82%) E-Commerce
17 449 (5.61%) Continuous Deployment
18 448 (5.60%) Mentoring
19 327 (4.08%) SDLC
20 307 (3.83%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2,439 (30.46%) Java
2 2,316 (28.93%) Python
3 1,087 (13.58%) Bash Shell
4 1,062 (13.27%) JavaScript
5 1,057 (13.20%) Ruby
6 886 (11.07%) SQL
7 758 (9.47%) C#
8 674 (8.42%) PowerShell
9 531 (6.63%) Perl
10 386 (4.82%) Groovy
11 349 (4.36%) Java 8
11 349 (4.36%) Scala
12 306 (3.82%) Shell Script
13 295 (3.68%) PHP
14 246 (3.07%) Go
15 161 (2.01%) C++
16 133 (1.66%) TypeScript
17 103 (1.29%) ES6
18 102 (1.27%) C
19 59 (0.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 943 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 725 (9.06%) SC Cleared
3 295 (3.68%) Degree
4 150 (1.87%) AWS Certification
5 86 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 65 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 61 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 61 (0.76%) CISSP
8 47 (0.59%) CISM
9 45 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (0.41%) PMI Certification
11 28 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 27 (0.34%) CISA
13 26 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
14 25 (0.31%) CCNP
15 24 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
16 23 (0.29%) ISEB
16 23 (0.29%) MCSE
17 22 (0.27%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 398 (4.97%) QA
2 110 (1.37%) GCP
3 52 (0.65%) SLA
4 47 (0.59%) GDPR
5 41 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 26 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 16 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 15 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.16%) PMO
11 9 (0.11%) PSD2
12 8 (0.100%) HIPAA
12 8 (0.100%) WCAG
13 6 (0.075%) COBIT
13 6 (0.075%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.075%) RMADS
14 5 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 4 (0.050%) NIST 800
16 2 (0.025%) Actionable Recommendations
16 2 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2,485 (31.04%) Docker
2 211 (2.64%) Active Directory
3 205 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 157 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
5 64 (0.80%) HDFS
6 61 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 59 (0.74%) vCloud
8 49 (0.61%) vSphere
9 45 (0.56%) Apache Flume
10 43 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
11 42 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 42 (0.52%) Xen
12 35 (0.44%) flannel
13 32 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
13 32 (0.40%) VirtualBox
14 24 (0.30%) etcd
15 21 (0.26%) Squid
16 19 (0.24%) VMware NSX
17 18 (0.22%) KVM
18 13 (0.16%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2,336 (29.18%) Ansible
2 1,947 (24.32%) Puppet
3 1,388 (17.34%) Opscode Chef
4 1,363 (17.02%) Terraform
5 1,264 (15.79%) Kubernetes
6 252 (3.15%) Kibana
7 240 (3.00%) Packer
8 234 (2.92%) logstash
9 188 (2.35%) Grafana
10 174 (2.17%) Salt
11 168 (2.10%) Nagios
12 132 (1.65%) Consul
12 132 (1.65%) Mesos
13 115 (1.44%) ZABBIX
14 111 (1.39%) Prometheus
15 109 (1.36%) Docker Swarm
16 93 (1.16%) HAProxy
17 90 (1.12%) Rancher
18 69 (0.86%) Oozie
19 67 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 670 (8.37%) Microsoft
2 583 (7.28%) Red Hat
3 515 (6.43%) Oracle
4 388 (4.85%) Splunk
5 344 (4.30%) VMware
6 332 (4.15%) Google
7 256 (3.20%) Atlassian
8 187 (2.34%) SAP
9 176 (2.20%) IBM
10 162 (2.02%) New Relic
11 139 (1.74%) AppDynamics
12 120 (1.50%) SaltStack
13 101 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
14 86 (1.07%) Adobe
15 81 (1.01%) Cloudera
16 80 (1.00%) Cisco
17 67 (0.84%) ServiceNow
18 61 (0.76%) HP
19 60 (0.75%) MuleSoft
20 53 (0.66%) Tableau