Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 32 82
Rank change year-on-year +11 +50 +58
Contract jobs citing DevOps 6631 5639 2688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.05% 5.84% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.33% 6.93% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4968 4011 1946
England median daily rate £513 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £378 £375 £350
90th Percentile £650 £628 £613
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 8
England median hourly rate £45.75 £55.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.82% - -15.38%
10th Percentile £35.00 £43.69 £33.55
90th Percentile £67.63 £59.31 £61.13
UK median hourly rate £47.25 £55.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -14.09% - -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 79631 81325 85624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.67% 84.17% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53568 54246 56450
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1862 2110 2524
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +2 4135 £525 - 515
South East +27 913 £475 - 90
North of England 0 660 £463 - 176
Midlands +18 381 £493 +3.68% 65
South West +18 296 £475 +5.56% 67
North West +13 290 £481 +6.94% 103
Yorkshire -4 269 £462 -2.74% 60
East of England +8 242 £525 +5.00% 68
West Midlands +15 222 £488 +2.63% 39
East Midlands +18 158 £500 +5.26% 26
North East +18 119 £450 - 13
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 3403 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
2 2576 (38.85%) Linux
3 2492 (37.58%) Amazon AWS
4 2168 (32.69%) Jenkins
4 2168 (32.69%) Java
5 1981 (29.87%) Docker
6 1935 (29.18%) Python
7 1865 (28.13%) Ansible
8 1733 (26.13%) Puppet
9 1681 (25.35%) Continuous Integration
10 1570 (23.68%) Git (software)
11 1204 (18.16%) Finance
11 1204 (18.16%) Scrum
12 1183 (17.84%) Configuration Management
13 1127 (17.00%) Opscode Chef
14 1061 (16.00%) TDD
15 1051 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
16 918 (13.84%) Terraform
17 896 (13.51%) Windows
18 886 (13.36%) Microservices
19 879 (13.26%) JIRA
20 830 (12.52%) Ruby
21 816 (12.31%) Kubernetes
22 809 (12.20%) Bash Shell
23 808 (12.19%) JavaScript
24 807 (12.17%) Unix
25 806 (12.16%) Open Source
26 803 (12.11%) Test Automation
27 785 (11.84%) Continuous Delivery
28 763 (11.51%) Security Cleared

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
1 557 (8.40%) Confluence
2 355 (5.35%) Apache
3 339 (5.11%) Elasticsearch
4 322 (4.86%) Tomcat
5 252 (3.80%) nginx
6 251 (3.79%) OpenStack
7 237 (3.57%) Apache Spark
8 198 (2.99%) JBoss
9 181 (2.73%) Cloud Foundry
10 160 (2.41%) IIS
11 116 (1.75%) WebSphere
12 107 (1.61%) WebLogic
13 73 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 64 (0.97%) CMS
15 59 (0.89%) SharePoint
16 56 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 36 (0.54%) Jetty
18 35 (0.53%) Apache Solr
19 30 (0.45%) Mule
19 30 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (0.48%) HipChat
3 24 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.090%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.015%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.015%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
4 13 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 12 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 12 (0.18%) ION MarketView
5 12 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
6 8 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.11%) Magento
8 6 (0.090%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.045%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.045%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.045%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.045%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.030%) OpenText Process Suite
11 2 (0.030%) Salerio
11 2 (0.030%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2492 (37.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1051 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 451 (6.80%) GitHub
4 418 (6.30%) PaaS
5 366 (5.52%) Amazon EC2
6 338 (5.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 316 (4.77%) IaaS
8 260 (3.92%) Amazon S3
9 201 (3.03%) Serverless
10 188 (2.84%) SaaS
11 180 (2.71%) Google Cloud Platform
12 174 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
13 162 (2.44%) OpenShift
14 146 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
15 143 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 119 (1.79%) Route 53
17 115 (1.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 99 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
19 89 (1.34%) npm
20 69 (1.04%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 336 (5.07%) HTTP
2 285 (4.30%) TCP/IP
3 270 (4.07%) Firewall
4 244 (3.68%) DNS
5 214 (3.23%) SSL
6 102 (1.54%) VPN
7 100 (1.51%) Internet
8 78 (1.18%) SAN
9 76 (1.15%) LAN
10 74 (1.12%) WAN
11 73 (1.10%) Network Security
12 69 (1.04%) DHCP
12 69 (1.04%) LDAP
13 38 (0.57%) SSH
14 35 (0.53%) OpenLDAP
15 34 (0.51%) SMS
16 33 (0.50%) Kerberos
17 31 (0.47%) HTTPS
18 30 (0.45%) FTP
19 27 (0.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 523 (7.89%) NoSQL
2 490 (7.39%) MySQL
3 467 (7.04%) PostgreSQL
4 463 (6.98%) MongoDB
5 446 (6.73%) SQL Server
6 380 (5.73%) Big Data
7 378 (5.70%) Hadoop
8 283 (4.27%) Relational Database
9 192 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
10 188 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
11 163 (2.46%) Redis
12 155 (2.34%) RDBMS
13 136 (2.05%) Oracle Database
14 123 (1.85%) Apache Hive
15 114 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 109 (1.64%) HBase
17 64 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
18 63 (0.95%) Sqoop
19 42 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 40 (0.60%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2168 (32.69%) Jenkins
2 1570 (23.68%) Git (software)
3 879 (13.26%) JIRA
4 538 (8.11%) Maven
5 479 (7.22%) TeamCity
6 330 (4.98%) Sonatype Nexus
7 292 (4.40%) Bitbucket
8 287 (4.33%) Selenium
9 275 (4.15%) Subversion
10 253 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 249 (3.76%) Octopus Deploy
12 221 (3.33%) Cucumber
13 189 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
14 176 (2.65%) Artifactory
15 171 (2.58%) JUnit
16 165 (2.49%) Vagrant
17 142 (2.14%) Gradle
17 142 (2.14%) SonarQube
18 141 (2.13%) Ant
19 138 (2.08%) GitLab
General
1 1204 (18.16%) Finance
2 624 (9.41%) Banking
3 210 (3.17%) Retail
4 208 (3.14%) Marketing
5 186 (2.81%) Telecoms
6 150 (2.26%) Investment Banking
7 123 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 122 (1.84%) Electronics
9 81 (1.22%) Front Office
10 72 (1.09%) Games
10 72 (1.09%) Publishing
11 69 (1.04%) Financial Institution
12 66 (1.00%) Retail Banking
13 43 (0.65%) Legal
14 35 (0.53%) Billing
15 34 (0.51%) Advertising
16 30 (0.45%) Automotive
17 28 (0.42%) Law
18 23 (0.35%) Back Office
19 18 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2682 (40.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 1493 (22.52%) Developer
3 801 (12.08%) AWS DevOps
4 742 (11.19%) AWS Engineer
5 663 (10.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 535 (8.07%) Java Developer
7 492 (7.42%) Architect
8 439 (6.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 408 (6.15%) Linux Engineer
10 351 (5.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 322 (4.86%) Senior DevOps
12 310 (4.68%) Consultant
13 278 (4.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 271 (4.09%) Cloud Engineer
15 222 (3.35%) Senior Developer
16 217 (3.27%) DevOps Consultant
17 204 (3.08%) DevOps Developer
18 186 (2.81%) Azure DevOps
19 173 (2.61%) Azure Engineer
19 173 (2.61%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 757 (11.42%) Web Services
2 660 (9.95%) .NET
3 575 (8.67%) Node.js
4 451 (6.80%) AngularJS
5 443 (6.68%) REST
6 422 (6.36%) HTML
7 402 (6.06%) Spring
8 396 (5.97%) RESTful
9 347 (5.23%) Elastic Stack
10 338 (5.10%) CSS
11 311 (4.69%) React
12 310 (4.68%) Kafka
13 280 (4.22%) JSON
14 254 (3.83%) Middleware
15 238 (3.59%) HTML5
16 223 (3.36%) XML
17 200 (3.02%) SOAP
18 176 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
19 171 (2.58%) Spring Boot
20 162 (2.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 265 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
2 239 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
3 212 (3.20%) Public Cloud
4 160 (2.41%) Data Centre
5 153 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 142 (2.14%) Virtual Team
7 124 (1.87%) Fintech
8 123 (1.85%) Mobile App
9 113 (1.70%) User Experience
10 86 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
11 79 (1.19%) Clustering
12 74 (1.12%) Management Information System
12 74 (1.12%) Private Cloud
13 65 (0.98%) Blog
14 64 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
15 55 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
16 52 (0.78%) Data Structures
17 49 (0.74%) Replication
18 46 (0.69%) PKI
19 41 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2576 (38.85%) Linux
2 896 (13.51%) Windows
3 807 (12.17%) Unix
4 520 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 316 (4.77%) CentOS
6 264 (3.98%) Windows Server
7 186 (2.81%) Ubuntu
8 90 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 88 (1.33%) Solaris
10 82 (1.24%) Android
11 73 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 62 (0.94%) AIX
13 47 (0.71%) CoreOS
14 42 (0.63%) Mac OS X
15 34 (0.51%) Debian
16 30 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
17 26 (0.39%) VMS
18 25 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
19 24 (0.36%) Windows 10
20 17 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3403 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1681 (25.35%) Continuous Integration
3 1204 (18.16%) Scrum
4 1183 (17.84%) Configuration Management
5 1061 (16.00%) TDD
6 886 (13.36%) Microservices
7 806 (12.16%) Open Source
8 803 (12.11%) Test Automation
9 785 (11.84%) Continuous Delivery
10 592 (8.93%) Kanban
11 574 (8.66%) BDD
12 408 (6.15%) Software Engineering
13 368 (5.55%) Mentoring
14 365 (5.50%) Migration
15 330 (4.98%) E-Commerce
16 307 (4.63%) Continuous Deployment
17 281 (4.24%) SOA
18 280 (4.22%) User Stories
19 271 (4.09%) SDLC
20 260 (3.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2168 (32.69%) Java
2 1935 (29.18%) Python
3 830 (12.52%) Ruby
4 809 (12.20%) Bash Shell
5 808 (12.19%) JavaScript
6 736 (11.10%) SQL
7 540 (8.14%) PowerShell
8 504 (7.60%) C#
9 358 (5.40%) Perl
10 323 (4.87%) Scala
11 294 (4.43%) Go
12 272 (4.10%) Shell Script
13 229 (3.45%) PHP
14 212 (3.20%) Groovy
15 113 (1.70%) C++
16 95 (1.43%) TypeScript
17 72 (1.09%) PL/SQL
18 63 (0.95%) C
18 63 (0.95%) ES6
19 43 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 763 (11.51%) Security Cleared
2 580 (8.75%) SC Cleared
3 222 (3.35%) Degree
4 100 (1.51%) AWS Certification
5 61 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 52 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 48 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 41 (0.62%) CISSP
9 33 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (0.44%) PMP
11 28 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 26 (0.39%) CISM
13 24 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
14 23 (0.35%) PMI Certification
15 19 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
16 18 (0.27%) MCSE
17 17 (0.26%) ISEB
18 15 (0.23%) CCSP
19 13 (0.20%) CESG Certified Professional
20 12 (0.18%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (4.22%) QA
2 46 (0.69%) GCP
3 33 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 31 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 29 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (0.41%) GDPR
7 23 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 21 (0.32%) SLA
9 19 (0.29%) Data Quality
10 18 (0.27%) HIPAA
11 17 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
11 17 (0.26%) PMO
11 17 (0.26%) WCAG
12 10 (0.15%) JSP 440
13 9 (0.14%) GPG13
14 8 (0.12%) MiFID
15 5 (0.075%) OASIS TOSCA
16 4 (0.060%) COBIT
16 4 (0.060%) PSD2
16 4 (0.060%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1981 (29.87%) Docker
2 206 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (2.94%) Active Directory
4 117 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
5 105 (1.58%) HDFS
6 89 (1.34%) vCloud
7 83 (1.25%) Apache Flume
8 49 (0.74%) Hyper-V
9 48 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
10 43 (0.65%) Xen
11 42 (0.63%) vSphere
12 30 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 26 (0.39%) etcd
14 25 (0.38%) NFS
15 24 (0.36%) flannel
16 23 (0.35%) KVM
17 22 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
18 20 (0.30%) LXC
19 17 (0.26%) Squid
20 15 (0.23%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1865 (28.13%) Ansible
2 1733 (26.13%) Puppet
3 1127 (17.00%) Opscode Chef
4 918 (13.84%) Terraform
5 816 (12.31%) Kubernetes
6 253 (3.82%) logstash
7 213 (3.21%) Kibana
8 162 (2.44%) Nagios
9 156 (2.35%) Grafana
10 149 (2.25%) Packer
11 132 (1.99%) ZABBIX
12 106 (1.60%) Salt
13 104 (1.57%) Prometheus
14 96 (1.45%) Mesos
15 82 (1.24%) Rancher
16 79 (1.19%) Consul
17 70 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
18 69 (1.04%) Ambari
19 51 (0.77%) Graphite
20 46 (0.69%) Oozie
Vendors
1 537 (8.10%) Oracle
2 498 (7.51%) Red Hat
3 475 (7.16%) Microsoft
4 418 (6.30%) VMware
5 282 (4.25%) Splunk
6 266 (4.01%) Atlassian
7 225 (3.39%) Google
8 186 (2.81%) SAP
9 184 (2.77%) IBM
10 134 (2.02%) AppDynamics
11 103 (1.55%) SaltStack
12 95 (1.43%) New Relic
13 89 (1.34%) Cisco
14 72 (1.09%) HP
15 66 (1.00%) Adobe
16 65 (0.98%) Cloudera
16 65 (0.98%) ServiceNow
17 63 (0.95%) Rackspace
18 53 (0.80%) MuleSoft
18 53 (0.80%) TIBCO