Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 30 70
Rank change year-on-year +11 +40 +40
Contract jobs citing DevOps 6,867 5,441 2,918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.55% 6.10% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.93% 7.26% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,140 3,880 2,140
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £391 £370 £360
90th Percentile £665 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 10 6
England median hourly rate £49.50 £52.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.81% -13.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £35.00 £40.00 £36.78
90th Percentile £68.50 £61.13 £61.88
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £52.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -4.81% -5.45% -15.38%

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 76,923 74,958 81,886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.61% 84.03% 82.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,982 50,021 53,901
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £293 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,774 2,044 2,501
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.36 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.62 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +3 4,256 £538 +2.38% 965
South East +32 983 £500 +5.26% 223
North of England 0 689 £480 +6.56% 285
Midlands +40 452 £500 +5.26% 127
North West +9 330 £483 +7.22% 167
South West +37 309 £498 +10.56% 111
Yorkshire -9 249 £500 +8.11% 108
West Midlands +33 242 £500 +5.26% 55
East Midlands +47 204 £475 +5.56% 71
East of England -18 191 £525 +5.00% 126
North East +5 133 £525 +31.25% 10
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 3,503 (51.01%) Agile Software Development
2 2,671 (38.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2,562 (37.31%) Linux
4 2,378 (34.63%) Jenkins
5 2,250 (32.77%) Java
6 2,112 (30.76%) Docker
7 1,976 (28.78%) Ansible
8 1,973 (28.73%) Python
9 1,793 (26.11%) Continuous Integration
10 1,790 (26.07%) Puppet
11 1,708 (24.87%) Git (software)
12 1,251 (18.22%) Scrum
13 1,206 (17.56%) Microsoft Azure
14 1,190 (17.33%) Finance
15 1,168 (17.01%) Opscode Chef
16 1,137 (16.56%) Configuration Management
17 1,025 (14.93%) Terraform
18 1,020 (14.85%) TDD
19 978 (14.24%) Windows
20 934 (13.60%) Continuous Delivery
21 920 (13.40%) Bash Shell
22 919 (13.38%) Microservices
23 895 (13.03%) JIRA
24 885 (12.89%) Ruby
25 884 (12.87%) Kubernetes
26 853 (12.42%) JavaScript
27 813 (11.84%) Security Cleared
28 807 (11.75%) Test Automation
29 793 (11.55%) Open Source
30 782 (11.39%) Unix

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
1 574 (8.36%) Confluence
2 371 (5.40%) Tomcat
3 349 (5.08%) Apache
4 331 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
5 287 (4.18%) nginx
6 212 (3.09%) Apache Spark
7 206 (3.00%) OpenStack
8 192 (2.80%) Cloud Foundry
9 185 (2.69%) JBoss
10 146 (2.13%) IIS
11 102 (1.49%) WebLogic
11 102 (1.49%) WebSphere
12 70 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 67 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 63 (0.92%) CMS
15 48 (0.70%) Mule
16 37 (0.54%) Jetty
17 36 (0.52%) SharePoint
18 30 (0.44%) Mule ESB
19 26 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 45 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (0.39%) HipChat
3 15 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.087%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.073%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.015%) InVision
10 1 (0.015%) SPSS
10 1 (0.015%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 29 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
3 16 (0.23%) Magento
4 15 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 12 (0.17%) ION MarketView
6 11 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 11 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
7 10 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.073%) BusinessWorks
10 5 (0.073%) SAP CO
10 5 (0.073%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.073%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.044%) HiPortfolio
11 3 (0.044%) OpenText Process Suite
11 3 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.044%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 3 (0.044%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2,671 (38.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1,206 (17.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 468 (6.82%) PaaS
4 404 (5.88%) GitHub
5 393 (5.72%) Amazon EC2
6 359 (5.23%) IaaS
7 348 (5.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 327 (4.76%) Amazon S3
9 237 (3.45%) Serverless
10 215 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
10 215 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
11 200 (2.91%) OpenShift
12 183 (2.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 180 (2.62%) SaaS
14 152 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
14 152 (2.21%) Route 53
15 141 (2.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 136 (1.98%) Amazon ELB
17 121 (1.76%) npm
18 79 (1.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 315 (4.59%) Firewall
2 284 (4.14%) HTTP
3 271 (3.95%) TCP/IP
4 228 (3.32%) DNS
5 195 (2.84%) SSL
6 118 (1.72%) Internet
7 109 (1.59%) VPN
8 78 (1.14%) Network Security
9 62 (0.90%) DHCP
10 53 (0.77%) WAN
11 51 (0.74%) SAN
12 50 (0.73%) LAN
13 41 (0.60%) FTP
13 41 (0.60%) Kerberos
14 40 (0.58%) SMS
15 38 (0.55%) OpenLDAP
16 33 (0.48%) SSH
17 28 (0.41%) IPsec
18 21 (0.31%) DSL
19 20 (0.29%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 497 (7.24%) NoSQL
2 479 (6.98%) MongoDB
3 457 (6.66%) MySQL
4 441 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
5 435 (6.33%) SQL Server
6 356 (5.18%) Big Data
7 338 (4.92%) Hadoop
8 262 (3.82%) Relational Database
9 213 (3.10%) Amazon RDS
10 183 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
11 164 (2.39%) Redis
12 145 (2.11%) Oracle Database
13 143 (2.08%) RDBMS
14 111 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 95 (1.38%) Apache Hive
16 84 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
17 60 (0.87%) HBase
18 50 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 47 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 43 (0.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2,378 (34.63%) Jenkins
2 1,708 (24.87%) Git (software)
3 895 (13.03%) JIRA
4 598 (8.71%) Maven
5 507 (7.38%) TeamCity
6 383 (5.58%) Sonatype Nexus
7 337 (4.91%) Selenium
8 301 (4.38%) Bitbucket
9 290 (4.22%) Subversion
10 272 (3.96%) Octopus Deploy
11 262 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 260 (3.79%) Cucumber
13 204 (2.97%) SonarQube
14 199 (2.90%) Artifactory
15 175 (2.55%) JUnit
15 175 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
16 156 (2.27%) Gradle
17 151 (2.20%) GitLab
18 145 (2.11%) Vagrant
19 136 (1.98%) gulp
General
1 1,190 (17.33%) Finance
2 640 (9.32%) Banking
3 225 (3.28%) Retail
4 155 (2.26%) Marketing
5 151 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 134 (1.95%) Investment Banking
7 91 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 86 (1.25%) Publishing
9 76 (1.11%) Electronics
10 68 (0.99%) Games
11 66 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 63 (0.92%) Retail Banking
13 61 (0.89%) Front Office
14 34 (0.50%) Advertising
15 30 (0.44%) Billing
15 30 (0.44%) Law
16 29 (0.42%) Automotive
17 25 (0.36%) Legal
18 22 (0.32%) Back Office
19 14 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,845 (41.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,444 (21.03%) Developer
3 869 (12.65%) AWS DevOps
4 798 (11.62%) AWS Engineer
5 711 (10.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 524 (7.63%) Java Developer
7 512 (7.46%) Architect
8 413 (6.01%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 395 (5.75%) Senior DevOps
10 372 (5.42%) Linux Engineer
11 352 (5.13%) Consultant
12 336 (4.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 331 (4.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 272 (3.96%) Cloud Engineer
15 234 (3.41%) DevOps Consultant
16 232 (3.38%) Senior Developer
17 218 (3.17%) Azure DevOps
18 206 (3.00%) Azure Engineer
19 188 (2.74%) DevOps Developer
20 182 (2.65%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 772 (11.24%) Web Services
2 703 (10.24%) .NET
3 623 (9.07%) Node.js
4 460 (6.70%) AngularJS
5 447 (6.51%) HTML
6 445 (6.48%) REST
7 400 (5.82%) CSS
8 394 (5.74%) Spring
9 364 (5.30%) RESTful
10 337 (4.91%) React
11 332 (4.83%) JSON
12 330 (4.81%) Elastic Stack
13 288 (4.19%) Kafka
14 247 (3.60%) HTML5
15 235 (3.42%) XML
16 214 (3.12%) Middleware
17 191 (2.78%) SOAP
18 182 (2.65%) J2EE
19 176 (2.56%) Spring Boot
20 175 (2.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 269 (3.92%) Public Cloud
2 264 (3.84%) Greenfield Project
3 245 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 175 (2.55%) Data Centre
5 152 (2.21%) Fintech
6 141 (2.05%) Computer Science
7 132 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 120 (1.75%) User Experience
9 115 (1.67%) Virtual Team
10 103 (1.50%) Clustering
11 87 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
12 83 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
13 79 (1.15%) Management Information System
14 75 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
15 62 (0.90%) Private Cloud
16 52 (0.76%) Blog
17 47 (0.68%) Replication
18 46 (0.67%) Algorithms
19 45 (0.66%) PKI
20 44 (0.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2,562 (37.31%) Linux
2 978 (14.24%) Windows
3 782 (11.39%) Unix
4 557 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 355 (5.17%) CentOS
6 271 (3.95%) Windows Server
7 168 (2.45%) Ubuntu
8 110 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 103 (1.50%) Android
10 86 (1.25%) Apple iOS
11 56 (0.82%) Solaris
12 49 (0.71%) CoreOS
13 35 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
14 34 (0.50%) AIX
15 33 (0.48%) Debian
15 33 (0.48%) VMS
16 31 (0.45%) Mac OS X
16 31 (0.45%) Windows 10
17 30 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
18 21 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,503 (51.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1,793 (26.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1,251 (18.22%) Scrum
4 1,137 (16.56%) Configuration Management
5 1,020 (14.85%) TDD
6 934 (13.60%) Continuous Delivery
7 919 (13.38%) Microservices
8 807 (11.75%) Test Automation
9 793 (11.55%) Open Source
10 634 (9.23%) BDD
11 551 (8.02%) Kanban
12 393 (5.72%) Software Engineering
13 392 (5.71%) Mentoring
14 377 (5.49%) Migration
15 370 (5.39%) Continuous Deployment
16 368 (5.36%) E-Commerce
17 309 (4.50%) SDLC
18 274 (3.99%) User Stories
19 260 (3.79%) Load Balancing
20 244 (3.55%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2,250 (32.77%) Java
2 1,973 (28.73%) Python
3 920 (13.40%) Bash Shell
4 885 (12.89%) Ruby
5 853 (12.42%) JavaScript
6 744 (10.83%) SQL
7 594 (8.65%) PowerShell
8 565 (8.23%) C#
9 435 (6.33%) Perl
10 300 (4.37%) Groovy
11 290 (4.22%) Scala
12 265 (3.86%) Go
13 257 (3.74%) Shell Script
14 239 (3.48%) PHP
15 117 (1.70%) C++
16 105 (1.53%) TypeScript
17 85 (1.24%) ES6
18 62 (0.90%) C
19 60 (0.87%) PL/SQL
20 36 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 813 (11.84%) Security Cleared
2 599 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 237 (3.45%) Degree
4 102 (1.49%) AWS Certification
5 58 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 57 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 54 (0.79%) CISSP
8 45 (0.66%) DV Cleared
9 44 (0.64%) CISM
10 37 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (0.36%) PMP
12 24 (0.35%) PMI Certification
13 22 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
15 17 (0.25%) CCSP
16 16 (0.23%) MCSE
17 15 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
18 14 (0.20%) CCNP
18 14 (0.20%) CISA
18 14 (0.20%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 332 (4.83%) QA
2 52 (0.76%) GCP
3 45 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 40 (0.58%) GDPR
5 34 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (0.44%) SLA
7 28 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
8 22 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 22 (0.32%) WCAG
9 20 (0.29%) Data Quality
10 18 (0.26%) HIPAA
10 18 (0.26%) PMO
11 17 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
12 7 (0.10%) MiFID
13 6 (0.087%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.087%) PSD2
13 6 (0.087%) RMADS
14 5 (0.073%) OASIS TOSCA
15 4 (0.058%) PA-DSS
15 4 (0.058%) SAS 70
System Software
1 2,112 (30.76%) Docker
2 193 (2.81%) Active Directory
3 188 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 142 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
5 100 (1.46%) HDFS
6 91 (1.33%) vCloud
7 56 (0.82%) Apache Flume
8 51 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
9 50 (0.73%) Hyper-V
10 33 (0.48%) Xen
11 32 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
12 30 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 30 (0.44%) vSphere
13 24 (0.35%) Squid
14 20 (0.29%) flannel
15 19 (0.28%) Postfix
16 17 (0.25%) NFS
17 16 (0.23%) etcd
18 14 (0.20%) XenApp
19 13 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1,976 (28.78%) Ansible
2 1,790 (26.07%) Puppet
3 1,168 (17.01%) Opscode Chef
4 1,025 (14.93%) Terraform
5 884 (12.87%) Kubernetes
6 251 (3.66%) logstash
7 225 (3.28%) Kibana
8 186 (2.71%) Nagios
9 162 (2.36%) Grafana
10 153 (2.23%) ZABBIX
11 144 (2.10%) Packer
12 109 (1.59%) Salt
13 100 (1.46%) Mesos
14 93 (1.35%) Prometheus
15 86 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
16 81 (1.18%) Consul
17 76 (1.11%) Rancher
18 65 (0.95%) Ambari
19 56 (0.82%) Oozie
20 49 (0.71%) Icinga
Vendors
1 512 (7.46%) Red Hat
2 497 (7.24%) Oracle
3 496 (7.22%) Microsoft
4 372 (5.42%) VMware
5 333 (4.85%) Splunk
6 258 (3.76%) Google
7 246 (3.58%) Atlassian
8 187 (2.72%) IBM
9 160 (2.33%) SAP
10 129 (1.88%) AppDynamics
11 110 (1.60%) New Relic
12 105 (1.53%) SaltStack
13 85 (1.24%) Adobe
13 85 (1.24%) Cisco
14 64 (0.93%) Tableau
15 61 (0.89%) Cloudera
16 56 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
17 55 (0.80%) MuleSoft
18 53 (0.77%) ServiceNow
19 50 (0.73%) Rackspace