Period
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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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 7 7 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -1
Contract jobs citing DevOps 9,301 5,671 4,955
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 13.10% 12.31% 11.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.63% 13.87% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,754 4,084 3,598
10th Percentile £425 £380 £400
25th Percentile £500 £450 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £688 £613 £630
90th Percentile £775 £675 £700
UK median daily rate £575 £525 £538
% change year-on-year +9.52% -2.33% -0.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 31 8
10th Percentile £35.40 £36.75 £16.45
25th Percentile £44.00 £43.75 £20.69
Median hourly rate £57.89 £52.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.27% +5.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £75.00 £60.00 £62.25
90th Percentile £77.50 £62.25 £66.00
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +27.78% -10.00% +4.17%

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 63,587 40,873 37,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.58% 88.76% 86.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,268 28,167 25,510
10th Percentile £350 £311 £300
25th Percentile £433 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £750 £687 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +8.59% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,601 1,256 1,083
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.80 £12.42
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate £26.98 £24.50 £21.53
Median % change year-on-year +10.12% +13.82% -4.33%
75th Percentile £51.00 £46.05 £45.00
90th Percentile £65.25 £58.71 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.84% +13.33% -

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +2 5,840 £600 +9.09% 949
South East -2 812 £525 +5.00% 248
North of England +2 774 £525 +6.87% 386
Midlands +4 452 £523 +22.94% 189
North West +3 417 £533 +7.58% 230
South West +1 381 £550 +10.00% 146
West Midlands +6 357 £540 +23.43% 119
Yorkshire -1 289 £525 +10.53% 106
East of England -3 209 £600 +20.00% 115
North East +10 95 £550 +0.92% 50
East Midlands -8 92 £453 +13.13% 68
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 4,379 (47.08%) Azure
2 4,311 (46.35%) Agile
3 3,616 (38.88%) CI/CD
4 3,014 (32.41%) AWS
5 2,689 (28.91%) Terraform
6 2,507 (26.95%) Kubernetes
7 2,236 (24.04%) Python
8 2,081 (22.37%) Docker
9 1,814 (19.50%) Jenkins
10 1,791 (19.26%) Finance
11 1,732 (18.62%) Java
12 1,664 (17.89%) Social Skills
13 1,584 (17.03%) Ansible
14 1,556 (16.73%) Git (software)
15 1,506 (16.19%) SQL
16 1,447 (15.56%) Microsoft
17 1,444 (15.53%) Microservices
18 1,442 (15.50%) Linux
19 1,383 (14.87%) Scrum
20 1,367 (14.70%) Security Cleared
21 1,219 (13.11%) C#
21 1,219 (13.11%) Infrastructure as Code
22 1,183 (12.72%) Test Automation
23 1,160 (12.47%) .NET
24 1,148 (12.34%) SC Cleared
25 1,144 (12.30%) JavaScript
26 1,084 (11.65%) JIRA
27 1,034 (11.12%) Software Engineering
28 915 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
29 885 (9.52%) 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
1 596 (6.41%) Confluence
2 205 (2.20%) Apache Spark
3 176 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
4 174 (1.87%) SharePoint
5 145 (1.56%) Apache
6 115 (1.24%) nginx
7 88 (0.95%) IIS
8 83 (0.89%) Tomcat
9 81 (0.87%) CMS
10 68 (0.73%) WebSphere
11 66 (0.71%) OpenStack
12 50 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
12 50 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
13 49 (0.53%) JBoss
14 42 (0.45%) WebLogic
15 41 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
16 37 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
16 37 (0.40%) Traefik
17 35 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
18 32 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 80 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.065%) Adobe XD
6 6 (0.065%) Sketch
7 5 (0.054%) Simulink
7 5 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.043%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.032%) InVision
10 2 (0.022%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.011%) Houdini
11 1 (0.011%) Maya
Business Applications
1 98 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.18%) Sentinel
3 16 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.097%) assyst
5 9 (0.097%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.097%) Shopify
6 8 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.075%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.075%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.075%) Primavera
7 7 (0.075%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.065%) Carpe Diem
8 6 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.065%) Elite 3E
8 6 (0.065%) Maximo
8 6 (0.065%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (0.065%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.065%) Teamcenter
8 6 (0.065%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4,379 (47.08%) Azure
2 3,014 (32.41%) AWS
3 885 (9.52%) GCP
4 847 (9.11%) Serverless
5 734 (7.89%) GitHub
6 629 (6.76%) PaaS
7 490 (5.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 477 (5.13%) Power Platform
9 463 (4.98%) IaaS
10 431 (4.63%) AWS Lambda
11 387 (4.16%) SaaS
12 286 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
13 281 (3.02%) Azure Data Factory
14 273 (2.94%) OpenShift
15 263 (2.83%) Amazon EKS
16 256 (2.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 254 (2.73%) Amazon S3
18 221 (2.38%) Amazon ECS
19 214 (2.30%) Azure Functions
20 184 (1.98%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 273 (2.94%) Firewall
2 243 (2.61%) DNS
3 127 (1.37%) Network Security
4 124 (1.33%) VPN
5 113 (1.21%) HTTP
6 110 (1.18%) TCP/IP
7 88 (0.95%) SSL
8 81 (0.87%) Internet
9 59 (0.63%) DHCP
10 50 (0.54%) WAN
11 48 (0.52%) FTP
12 45 (0.48%) SSH
13 35 (0.38%) Kerberos
14 30 (0.32%) SAN
15 29 (0.31%) LAN
16 27 (0.29%) SMTP
17 24 (0.26%) IPsec
18 23 (0.25%) HTTPS
18 23 (0.25%) VLAN
19 20 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 838 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 375 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
3 371 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
4 346 (3.72%) Power BI
5 315 (3.39%) Big Data
6 296 (3.18%) NoSQL
7 260 (2.80%) Data Lake
8 252 (2.71%) Relational Database
9 208 (2.24%) MongoDB
10 204 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
11 201 (2.16%) Azure SQL Database
12 191 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 175 (1.88%) MySQL
14 156 (1.68%) Oracle Database
15 140 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 105 (1.13%) Redis
17 102 (1.10%) Hadoop
18 100 (1.08%) BigQuery
19 88 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
20 70 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1,814 (19.50%) Jenkins
2 1,556 (16.73%) Git (software)
3 1,084 (11.65%) JIRA
4 664 (7.14%) GitLab
5 363 (3.90%) Maven
6 301 (3.24%) TeamCity
7 270 (2.90%) Selenium
8 263 (2.83%) Bitbucket
9 237 (2.55%) Gradle
10 234 (2.52%) SonarQube
11 227 (2.44%) Visual Studio
12 226 (2.43%) Artifactory
13 179 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
14 170 (1.83%) Cucumber
15 151 (1.62%) CircleCI
16 123 (1.32%) JUnit
17 121 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
18 113 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
19 109 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
19 109 (1.17%) Postman
General
1 1,791 (19.26%) Finance
2 1,664 (17.89%) Social Skills
3 746 (8.02%) Banking
4 695 (7.47%) Public Sector
5 543 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
6 248 (2.67%) Front Office
7 230 (2.47%) Investment Banking
8 226 (2.43%) Presentation Skills
9 215 (2.31%) Retail
10 142 (1.53%) Telecoms
11 136 (1.46%) Marketing
12 119 (1.28%) Legal
13 103 (1.11%) Law
14 97 (1.04%) Influencing Skills
15 79 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
16 78 (0.84%) Manufacturing
17 75 (0.81%) Documentation Skills
18 68 (0.73%) Financial Institution
19 59 (0.63%) Back Office
20 53 (0.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2,393 (25.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 2,028 (21.80%) Developer
3 939 (10.10%) Architect
4 727 (7.82%) AWS Engineer
5 712 (7.66%) Azure Engineer
6 580 (6.24%) AWS DevOps
7 500 (5.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 449 (4.83%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 421 (4.53%) Java Developer
10 415 (4.46%) Analyst
11 408 (4.39%) Azure DevOps
12 347 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
13 343 (3.69%) Cloud Engineer
14 318 (3.42%) Data Engineer
15 292 (3.14%) .NET Developer
15 292 (3.14%) Senior Developer
16 284 (3.05%) Software Engineer
17 242 (2.60%) Senior DevOps
18 230 (2.47%) Cloud Architect
19 228 (2.45%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,160 (12.47%) .NET
2 666 (7.16%) React
3 558 (6.00%) Kafka
4 544 (5.85%) HTML
5 516 (5.55%) Node.js
6 515 (5.54%) CSS
7 490 (5.27%) REST
8 435 (4.68%) AngularJS
9 426 (4.58%) Spring
10 389 (4.18%) RESTful
11 354 (3.81%) JSON
12 318 (3.42%) Spring Boot
13 303 (3.26%) .NET Framework
14 282 (3.03%) .NET Core
15 276 (2.97%) ASP.NET
16 232 (2.49%) HTML5
16 232 (2.49%) Web Services
17 211 (2.27%) XML
18 200 (2.15%) Elastic Stack
19 195 (2.10%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 444 (4.77%) Cloud Native
2 434 (4.67%) Public Cloud
3 255 (2.74%) User Experience
4 245 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
5 225 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
6 183 (1.97%) Data Centre
7 138 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
8 125 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
9 119 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
9 119 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
9 119 (1.28%) Mobile App
9 119 (1.28%) Virtual Team
10 115 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 101 (1.09%) Private Cloud
12 100 (1.08%) PKI
13 85 (0.91%) Hedge funds
14 83 (0.89%) Management Information System
15 82 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 82 (0.88%) Derivative
16 81 (0.87%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1,442 (15.50%) Linux
2 730 (7.85%) Windows
3 309 (3.32%) Unix
4 277 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 173 (1.86%) Windows Server
6 114 (1.23%) CentOS
7 61 (0.66%) Android
7 61 (0.66%) Ubuntu
8 53 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 46 (0.49%) VMS
10 30 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
12 22 (0.24%) Windows 10
12 22 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
13 19 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (0.17%) Solaris
15 14 (0.15%) Debian
16 11 (0.12%) Windows XP
17 10 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
18 8 (0.086%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,311 (46.35%) Agile
2 3,616 (38.88%) CI/CD
3 1,444 (15.53%) Microservices
4 1,383 (14.87%) Scrum
5 1,219 (13.11%) Infrastructure as Code
6 1,183 (12.72%) Test Automation
7 1,034 (11.12%) Software Engineering
8 915 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
9 845 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
10 741 (7.97%) Migration
11 722 (7.76%) TDD
12 690 (7.42%) Analytics
13 654 (7.03%) SDLC
14 581 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
15 571 (6.14%) Configuration Management
16 550 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
17 534 (5.74%) Full Stack Development
18 510 (5.48%) Kanban
19 483 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
20 431 (4.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2,236 (24.04%) Python
2 1,732 (18.62%) Java
3 1,506 (16.19%) SQL
4 1,219 (13.11%) C#
5 1,144 (12.30%) JavaScript
6 874 (9.40%) PowerShell
7 684 (7.35%) Bash
8 396 (4.26%) TypeScript
9 373 (4.01%) Go
10 230 (2.47%) Scala
11 210 (2.26%) T-SQL
12 209 (2.25%) Groovy
13 178 (1.91%) C++
14 175 (1.88%) Ruby
15 169 (1.82%) Shell Script
16 134 (1.44%) C
17 98 (1.05%) PL/SQL
18 87 (0.94%) Perl
19 80 (0.86%) PHP
20 66 (0.71%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1,367 (14.70%) Security Cleared
2 1,148 (12.34%) SC Cleared
3 297 (3.19%) Degree
4 189 (2.03%) DV Cleared
5 136 (1.46%) AWS Certification
6 101 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 86 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 67 (0.72%) ISTQB
9 46 (0.49%) CISSP
10 38 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 33 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
12 30 (0.32%) ISEB
12 30 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 29 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
14 26 (0.28%) Master's Degree
14 26 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
15 25 (0.27%) CISM
16 24 (0.26%) PMI Certification
16 24 (0.26%) PMP
17 18 (0.19%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 516 (5.55%) QA
2 147 (1.58%) Accessibility
3 95 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 89 (0.96%) GDPR
5 46 (0.49%) NCSC
5 46 (0.49%) PMO
6 39 (0.42%) SLA
7 36 (0.39%) NIST
8 31 (0.33%) WCAG
9 28 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 25 (0.27%) GxP
11 22 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 22 (0.24%) Good Clinical Practice
12 21 (0.23%) PCI DSS
13 14 (0.15%) GLBA
14 13 (0.14%) COBIT
14 13 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 9 (0.097%) MiFID
16 7 (0.075%) IFRS
16 7 (0.075%) RMADS
System Software
1 2,081 (22.37%) Docker
2 286 (3.07%) Active Directory
3 188 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 100 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
5 49 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 42 (0.45%) vSphere
7 29 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 24 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (0.25%) XenApp
10 22 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
11 19 (0.20%) Ceph
12 18 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 18 (0.19%) NFS
13 15 (0.16%) vCloud
14 12 (0.13%) GridGain
15 11 (0.12%) XenDesktop
16 10 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 10 (0.11%) VirtualBox
17 9 (0.097%) KVM
18 8 (0.086%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2,689 (28.91%) Terraform
2 2,507 (26.95%) Kubernetes
3 1,584 (17.03%) Ansible
4 408 (4.39%) Puppet
5 298 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
6 265 (2.85%) Prometheus
7 241 (2.59%) Grafana
8 189 (2.03%) Packer
9 132 (1.42%) Istio
10 118 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
11 104 (1.12%) Consul
12 102 (1.10%) Kibana
13 60 (0.65%) logstash
14 57 (0.61%) ZABBIX
15 54 (0.58%) Rancher
16 47 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
17 44 (0.47%) Active Directory Federation Services
18 41 (0.44%) HAProxy
19 38 (0.41%) Graphite
19 38 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1,447 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 519 (5.58%) Oracle
3 417 (4.48%) Google
4 367 (3.95%) Databricks
5 280 (3.01%) Splunk
5 280 (3.01%) VMware
6 209 (2.25%) Red Hat
7 196 (2.11%) SAP
8 159 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
9 158 (1.70%) IBM
10 150 (1.61%) Atlassian
11 148 (1.59%) ServiceNow
12 113 (1.21%) AppDynamics
13 95 (1.02%) Sitecore
14 80 (0.86%) Dynatrace
15 70 (0.75%) MuleSoft
16 69 (0.74%) Informatica
17 65 (0.70%) Citrix
18 61 (0.66%) New Relic
19 57 (0.61%) PagerDuty