Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 26 33
Rank change year-on-year +15 +7 +62
Contract jobs citing DevOps 8,300 6,104 5,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.82% 6.78% 5.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.22% 7.90% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,939 4,459 3,712
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £393 £375 £375
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 18 19 17
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +22.22%
10th Percentile £22.08 £35.00 £36.25
90th Percentile £72.50 £58.00 £59.31
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £46.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +7.53% -15.45% +10.00%

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 81,182 77,277 83,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.29% 85.79% 85.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,098 51,280 56,021
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,219 1,898 2,100
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.46% -1.30% +6.82%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 4,858 £550 +4.76% 1,017
South East +8 1,079 £500 +5.26% 232
North of England +21 1,034 £464 +3.06% 349
Midlands +24 629 £475 - 116
North West +25 489 £493 +9.56% 193
West Midlands +17 413 £500 +5.26% 67
East of England +18 360 £521 -0.71% 130
Yorkshire +13 353 £450 - 132
South West +1 334 £483 +7.36% 115
East Midlands +28 214 £433 -8.95% 48
North East +21 194 £450 -2.70% 24
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4,329 (52.16%) Agile Software Development
2 3,232 (38.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2,797 (33.70%) Docker
4 2,733 (32.93%) Linux
5 2,719 (32.76%) Jenkins
6 2,664 (32.10%) Java
7 2,367 (28.52%) Ansible
8 2,270 (27.35%) Python
9 1,917 (23.10%) Puppet
10 1,847 (22.25%) Continuous Integration
11 1,817 (21.89%) Git (software)
12 1,810 (21.81%) Terraform
13 1,714 (20.65%) Kubernetes
14 1,655 (19.94%) Microsoft Azure
15 1,340 (16.14%) Scrum
16 1,325 (15.96%) Finance
17 1,283 (15.46%) Microservices
18 1,280 (15.42%) Opscode Chef
19 1,264 (15.23%) TDD
20 1,244 (14.99%) Configuration Management
21 1,184 (14.27%) Test Automation
22 1,179 (14.20%) JavaScript
23 1,024 (12.34%) Bash Shell
24 1,004 (12.10%) Windows
25 907 (10.93%) SQL
26 904 (10.89%) Security Cleared
27 881 (10.61%) JIRA
28 839 (10.11%) Ruby
29 827 (9.96%) Open Source
30 817 (9.84%) Node.js

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
1 503 (6.06%) Confluence
2 353 (4.25%) Apache
3 329 (3.96%) Tomcat
4 327 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
5 295 (3.55%) nginx
6 247 (2.98%) Apache Spark
7 183 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
8 161 (1.94%) IIS
9 138 (1.66%) JBoss
10 123 (1.48%) OpenStack
11 115 (1.39%) WebLogic
12 101 (1.22%) WebSphere
13 98 (1.18%) CMS
14 89 (1.07%) SharePoint
15 67 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 55 (0.66%) Apache Solr
17 45 (0.54%) Jetty
18 44 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 38 (0.46%) Mule
20 36 (0.43%) Mongrel
Applications
1 79 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.11%) HipChat
6 7 (0.084%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.072%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.036%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.012%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.012%) InVision
9 1 (0.012%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.012%) Simulink
9 1 (0.012%) Stata
Business Applications
1 48 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 18 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
4 16 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
4 16 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
4 16 (0.19%) Magento
4 16 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 16 (0.19%) thinkFolio
5 14 (0.17%) Front Arena
6 11 (0.13%) Markit EDM
7 10 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.096%) Bloomberg AIM
10 7 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
11 6 (0.072%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 5 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
13 4 (0.048%) Oracle Financials
14 3 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
14 3 (0.036%) SAP FI
14 3 (0.036%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3,232 (38.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1,655 (19.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 477 (5.75%) GitHub
4 463 (5.58%) Amazon EC2
5 456 (5.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 439 (5.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 439 (5.29%) PaaS
7 388 (4.67%) Amazon S3
8 343 (4.13%) Serverless
9 294 (3.54%) IaaS
10 262 (3.16%) AWS Lambda
11 245 (2.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 243 (2.93%) SaaS
13 199 (2.40%) OpenShift
14 192 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
15 164 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 150 (1.81%) Amazon ELB
17 145 (1.75%) npm
18 144 (1.73%) Route 53
19 79 (0.95%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 321 (3.87%) HTTP
2 320 (3.86%) Firewall
3 274 (3.30%) SSL
4 270 (3.25%) TCP/IP
5 264 (3.18%) DNS
6 125 (1.51%) VPN
7 93 (1.12%) Internet
8 67 (0.81%) SSH
9 65 (0.78%) DHCP
10 61 (0.73%) Network Security
11 57 (0.69%) Kerberos
12 51 (0.61%) WAN
13 50 (0.60%) IPsec
14 49 (0.59%) LAN
15 46 (0.55%) Software-Defined Networking
16 44 (0.53%) SAN
17 41 (0.49%) FTP
18 38 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
19 29 (0.35%) DSL
20 28 (0.34%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 584 (7.04%) MongoDB
2 532 (6.41%) NoSQL
3 511 (6.16%) MySQL
4 503 (6.06%) SQL Server
5 420 (5.06%) Hadoop
6 415 (5.00%) Big Data
7 409 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
8 258 (3.11%) Relational Database
9 207 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
10 206 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 155 (1.87%) Redis
12 140 (1.69%) RDBMS
13 126 (1.52%) HBase
14 122 (1.47%) Apache Hive
14 122 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
15 97 (1.17%) Oracle Database
16 93 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
17 88 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 60 (0.72%) Cosmos DB
18 60 (0.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2,719 (32.76%) Jenkins
2 1,817 (21.89%) Git (software)
3 881 (10.61%) JIRA
4 627 (7.55%) Maven
5 498 (6.00%) Selenium
6 420 (5.06%) TeamCity
7 366 (4.41%) Cucumber
8 325 (3.92%) Sonatype Nexus
9 296 (3.57%) Bitbucket
10 283 (3.41%) Artifactory
11 276 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 271 (3.27%) Subversion
13 267 (3.22%) Visual Studio Team System
14 252 (3.04%) JUnit
15 251 (3.02%) SonarQube
16 243 (2.93%) GitLab
17 231 (2.78%) Gradle
18 221 (2.66%) Octopus Deploy
19 216 (2.60%) Visual Studio
20 212 (2.55%) Vagrant
General
1 1,325 (15.96%) Finance
2 643 (7.75%) Banking
3 215 (2.59%) Retail
4 187 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 130 (1.57%) Front Office
6 128 (1.54%) Marketing
7 86 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 83 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 80 (0.96%) Law
10 74 (0.89%) Investment Banking
11 73 (0.88%) Legal
12 72 (0.87%) Games
13 65 (0.78%) Electronics
14 61 (0.73%) Publishing
15 47 (0.57%) Back Office
16 44 (0.53%) Advertising
17 22 (0.27%) Retail Banking
18 17 (0.20%) Automotive
19 16 (0.19%) French Language
20 13 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3,259 (39.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 2,015 (24.28%) Developer
3 936 (11.28%) AWS DevOps
4 906 (10.92%) AWS Engineer
5 800 (9.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 752 (9.06%) Java Developer
7 598 (7.20%) Architect
8 394 (4.75%) Senior DevOps
9 365 (4.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 299 (3.60%) Cloud Engineer
11 293 (3.53%) Consultant
12 284 (3.42%) Azure DevOps
13 274 (3.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 252 (3.04%) Azure Engineer
15 248 (2.99%) Senior Developer
16 237 (2.86%) Linux Engineer
17 208 (2.51%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 206 (2.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 205 (2.47%) Software Engineer
20 204 (2.46%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 817 (9.84%) Node.js
2 800 (9.64%) Web Services
3 749 (9.02%) .NET
4 683 (8.23%) REST
5 656 (7.90%) AngularJS
6 641 (7.72%) Spring
7 547 (6.59%) HTML
8 529 (6.37%) React
9 513 (6.18%) CSS
10 472 (5.69%) JSON
11 464 (5.59%) Kafka
12 385 (4.64%) RESTful
13 375 (4.52%) Spring Boot
14 373 (4.49%) Elastic Stack
15 334 (4.02%) HTML5
16 298 (3.59%) XML
17 278 (3.35%) RabbitMQ
18 206 (2.48%) Middleware
19 202 (2.43%) CSS3
20 200 (2.41%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 409 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
2 288 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
3 219 (2.64%) Public Cloud
4 214 (2.58%) User Experience
5 212 (2.55%) Computer Science
6 210 (2.53%) Data Centre
7 185 (2.23%) Mobile App
8 179 (2.16%) Fintech
9 148 (1.78%) Cloud Native
10 141 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
11 121 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
12 108 (1.30%) Management Information System
12 108 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
13 88 (1.06%) PKI
14 87 (1.05%) Algorithms
15 86 (1.04%) Private Cloud
16 85 (1.02%) Fixed Income
17 82 (0.99%) Data Structures
18 78 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 78 (0.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2,733 (32.93%) Linux
2 1,004 (12.10%) Windows
3 686 (8.27%) Unix
4 585 (7.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 402 (4.84%) CentOS
6 288 (3.47%) Windows Server
7 233 (2.81%) Ubuntu
8 152 (1.83%) Apple iOS
9 140 (1.69%) Android
10 96 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 67 (0.81%) CoreOS
12 62 (0.75%) Solaris
13 57 (0.69%) Debian
14 38 (0.46%) AIX
15 37 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 36 (0.43%) VMS
17 30 (0.36%) DC/OS
18 22 (0.27%) Mac OS X
19 18 (0.22%) Fedora
20 16 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,329 (52.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1,847 (22.25%) Continuous Integration
3 1,340 (16.14%) Scrum
4 1,283 (15.46%) Microservices
5 1,264 (15.23%) TDD
6 1,244 (14.99%) Configuration Management
7 1,184 (14.27%) Test Automation
8 827 (9.96%) Open Source
9 723 (8.71%) Continuous Delivery
10 717 (8.64%) BDD
11 581 (7.00%) Software Engineering
12 532 (6.41%) Migration
13 528 (6.36%) Problem-Solving
14 520 (6.27%) Deployment Automation
15 514 (6.19%) Kanban
16 463 (5.58%) Continuous Deployment
17 406 (4.89%) Analytics
18 398 (4.80%) E-Commerce
19 375 (4.52%) Mentoring
20 325 (3.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,664 (32.10%) Java
2 2,270 (27.35%) Python
3 1,179 (14.20%) JavaScript
4 1,024 (12.34%) Bash Shell
5 907 (10.93%) SQL
6 839 (10.11%) Ruby
7 713 (8.59%) C#
8 633 (7.63%) PowerShell
9 495 (5.96%) Perl
10 448 (5.40%) Java 8
11 440 (5.30%) Groovy
12 342 (4.12%) Shell Script
13 327 (3.94%) Go
14 312 (3.76%) Scala
15 236 (2.84%) PHP
16 204 (2.46%) C++
17 153 (1.84%) TypeScript
18 126 (1.52%) C
19 88 (1.06%) ES6
20 72 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 904 (10.89%) Security Cleared
2 749 (9.02%) SC Cleared
3 324 (3.90%) Degree
4 151 (1.82%) AWS Certification
5 133 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 70 (0.84%) CISSP
7 53 (0.64%) CISM
8 52 (0.63%) DV Cleared
8 52 (0.63%) ISTQB
9 49 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (0.45%) ISEB
11 31 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
12 29 (0.35%) CISA
12 29 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 28 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
14 27 (0.33%) CCNA
14 27 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
15 26 (0.31%) CCNP
15 26 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 24 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 407 (4.90%) QA
2 193 (2.33%) GCP
3 71 (0.86%) GDPR
4 45 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 36 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 33 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 30 (0.36%) SLA
8 29 (0.35%) PMO
9 28 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 23 (0.28%) PSD2
11 16 (0.19%) COBIT
12 13 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
13 10 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 9 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 9 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
14 9 (0.11%) ISO 22301
14 9 (0.11%) ISO 31000
14 9 (0.11%) ISO 9001
15 8 (0.096%) Actionable Recommendations
16 6 (0.072%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 2,797 (33.70%) Docker
2 231 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (2.28%) Active Directory
4 179 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
5 70 (0.84%) HDFS
6 68 (0.82%) Hyper-V
7 58 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 47 (0.57%) Xen
9 44 (0.53%) VirtualBox
10 42 (0.51%) etcd
11 38 (0.46%) flannel
12 35 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
13 27 (0.33%) vCloud
13 27 (0.33%) vSphere
14 25 (0.30%) KVM
15 24 (0.29%) Apache Flume
16 21 (0.25%) NFS
16 21 (0.25%) Squid
17 17 (0.20%) OpenAM
17 17 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2,367 (28.52%) Ansible
2 1,917 (23.10%) Puppet
3 1,810 (21.81%) Terraform
4 1,714 (20.65%) Kubernetes
5 1,280 (15.42%) Opscode Chef
6 276 (3.33%) Packer
7 246 (2.96%) Kibana
8 229 (2.76%) Nagios
9 228 (2.75%) Grafana
10 190 (2.29%) Salt
11 176 (2.12%) logstash
12 161 (1.94%) Prometheus
13 122 (1.47%) Consul
14 118 (1.42%) ZABBIX
15 114 (1.37%) Mesos
16 103 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
17 87 (1.05%) Rancher
18 79 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
19 74 (0.89%) HAProxy
20 55 (0.66%) Icinga
Vendors
1 733 (8.83%) Microsoft
2 556 (6.70%) Oracle
3 500 (6.02%) Red Hat
4 488 (5.88%) Google
5 380 (4.58%) Splunk
6 360 (4.34%) VMware
7 187 (2.25%) SAP
8 178 (2.14%) Atlassian
9 172 (2.07%) New Relic
10 152 (1.83%) IBM
11 105 (1.27%) AppDynamics
12 103 (1.24%) Cisco
13 97 (1.17%) Adobe
14 95 (1.14%) MuleSoft
15 85 (1.02%) SaltStack
16 76 (0.92%) ServiceNow
17 75 (0.90%) Cloudera
18 66 (0.80%) HP
18 66 (0.80%) Tableau
19 65 (0.78%) Hortonworks