Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 2020 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 11 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +14
Contract jobs citing DevOps 3,442 8,279 8,744
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 12.60% 10.69% 9.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.53% 12.30% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,725 6,043 6,352
Median daily rate £520 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.26% +2.38% +2.94%
10th Percentile £363 £400 £398
90th Percentile £675 £694 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £533 £525
% change year-on-year -1.41% +1.43% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 43 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% -8.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £25.80 £35.00 £27.10
90th Percentile £61.56 £73.75 £72.22
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year -23.91% -5.64% +2.63%

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 23,686 67,314 82,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.69% 86.96% 87.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,204 44,686 54,864
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £451
% change year-on-year - +5.44% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 843 2,016 2,201
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +16.67% -15.56%
10th Percentile £12.40 £11.82 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.55 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £20.90
% change year-on-year +45.83% +14.86% -15.81%

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 22 October 2020.

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 22 October 2020.

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 22 October 2020. 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 +1 2,059 £540 -1.82% 632
North of England +1 411 £475 -2.56% 359
South East 0 380 £500 - 238
North West +7 234 £476 -4.90% 226
Midlands +10 199 £450 -10.00% 161
South West -1 187 £488 -7.14% 143
West Midlands +6 122 £434 -13.30% 106
Yorkshire -2 119 £469 -1.32% 94
East of England +1 98 £500 - 84
East Midlands +11 75 £468 -1.58% 54
North East -4 56 £500 +14.29% 39
South Coast - 2 £506 -
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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 1,731 (50.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1,453 (42.21%) Azure
3 1,279 (37.16%) AWS
4 983 (28.56%) Python
5 950 (27.60%) Kubernetes
6 925 (26.87%) Java
7 883 (25.65%) Docker
8 811 (23.56%) Jenkins
9 807 (23.45%) Terraform
10 662 (19.23%) Security Cleared
11 643 (18.68%) Finance
12 597 (17.34%) Linux
13 595 (17.29%) Git (software)
14 593 (17.23%) SQL
15 589 (17.11%) Ansible
16 585 (17.00%) Microservices
17 527 (15.31%) SC Cleared
18 512 (14.88%) Scrum
19 509 (14.79%) Test Automation
20 478 (13.89%) JavaScript
21 448 (13.02%) Microsoft
22 421 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
23 409 (11.88%) Software Engineering
24 406 (11.80%) Web Services
25 401 (11.65%) GCP
26 389 (11.30%) Banking
27 384 (11.16%) JIRA
28 377 (10.95%) SQL Server
29 373 (10.84%) TDD
30 365 (10.60%) .NET

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
1 232 (6.74%) Confluence
2 145 (4.21%) Apache
3 100 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
4 90 (2.61%) SharePoint
5 73 (2.12%) Apache Spark
6 61 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
7 46 (1.34%) Tomcat
8 43 (1.25%) nginx
9 39 (1.13%) Mule
10 32 (0.93%) WebLogic
11 30 (0.87%) IIS
12 28 (0.81%) CMS
13 21 (0.61%) Apache Solr
13 21 (0.61%) NServiceBus
14 20 (0.58%) JBoss
15 18 (0.52%) OpenStack
16 17 (0.49%) WebSphere
17 16 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
18 15 (0.44%) Red Hat Fuse
19 14 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 58 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.23%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.058%) InVision
8 2 (0.058%) Sketch
8 2 (0.058%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.029%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.029%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.029%) Figma
9 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.029%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.32%) Teamcenter
3 9 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 7 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.15%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.087%) Magento
8 3 (0.087%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.087%) Siebel CRM
9 2 (0.058%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,453 (42.21%) Azure
2 1,279 (37.16%) AWS
3 401 (11.65%) GCP
4 348 (10.11%) Serverless
5 252 (7.32%) AWS Lambda
6 240 (6.97%) GitHub
7 202 (5.87%) Amazon ECS
8 200 (5.81%) PaaS
9 194 (5.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 160 (4.65%) IaaS
11 156 (4.53%) Amazon EC2
12 155 (4.50%) Amazon S3
13 136 (3.95%) OpenShift
14 103 (2.99%) SaaS
15 101 (2.93%) Power Platform
16 87 (2.53%) Apigee
17 83 (2.41%) Amazon SQS
18 75 (2.18%) Amazon EKS
18 75 (2.18%) Azure Data Factory
19 71 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 133 (3.86%) Firewall
2 106 (3.08%) DNS
3 69 (2.00%) HTTP
4 48 (1.39%) SSL
5 45 (1.31%) VPN
6 44 (1.28%) Network Security
7 41 (1.19%) Internet
8 39 (1.13%) TCP/IP
9 31 (0.90%) DHCP
9 31 (0.90%) VLAN
10 29 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
11 24 (0.70%) Kerberos
12 23 (0.67%) WAN
13 19 (0.55%) HTTPS
13 19 (0.55%) LAN
14 17 (0.49%) Skype
15 15 (0.44%) SNMP
15 15 (0.44%) VSAN
16 13 (0.38%) SMTP
17 12 (0.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 213 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
3 180 (5.23%) MySQL
4 156 (4.53%) Big Data
5 155 (4.50%) Amazon Redshift
6 146 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
7 141 (4.10%) Hadoop
8 134 (3.89%) Amazon RDS
9 108 (3.14%) NoSQL
10 100 (2.91%) MongoDB
11 85 (2.47%) Power BI
12 84 (2.44%) Data Lake
13 83 (2.41%) Azure SQL Database
13 83 (2.41%) Relational Database
14 55 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 51 (1.48%) Cosmos DB
15 51 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 50 (1.45%) Oracle Database
17 46 (1.34%) Apache Hive
17 46 (1.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 811 (23.56%) Jenkins
2 595 (17.29%) Git (software)
3 384 (11.16%) JIRA
4 262 (7.61%) GitLab
5 176 (5.11%) Selenium
6 166 (4.82%) Artifactory
7 158 (4.59%) Maven
8 136 (3.95%) Cucumber
9 133 (3.86%) JUnit
10 99 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
11 98 (2.85%) Bitbucket
12 83 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
13 80 (2.32%) RStudio
13 80 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
14 74 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 73 (2.12%) Gradle
16 72 (2.09%) SonarQube
17 68 (1.98%) TeamCity
18 63 (1.83%) JMeter
19 60 (1.74%) Mockito
General
1 643 (18.68%) Finance
2 389 (11.30%) Banking
3 260 (7.55%) Public Sector
4 162 (4.71%) Front Office
5 119 (3.46%) Investment Banking
6 68 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 62 (1.80%) Marketing
8 59 (1.71%) Back Office
9 50 (1.45%) Retail
10 45 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 31 (0.90%) Electronics
12 23 (0.67%) Aerospace
13 21 (0.61%) Law
13 21 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
14 19 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.55%) Games
15 18 (0.52%) Legal
15 18 (0.52%) Retail Banking
16 16 (0.46%) Advertising
17 12 (0.35%) Police
Job Titles
1 926 (26.90%) Developer
2 828 (24.06%) DevOps Engineer
3 398 (11.56%) Architect
4 323 (9.38%) AWS Engineer
5 228 (6.62%) Azure Engineer
6 220 (6.39%) AWS DevOps
7 198 (5.75%) Java Developer
8 177 (5.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 174 (5.06%) AWS Developer
10 145 (4.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 134 (3.89%) Cloud Engineer
12 112 (3.25%) Azure DevOps
12 112 (3.25%) Cloud Architect
12 112 (3.25%) Java Engineer
13 111 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
14 109 (3.17%) Consultant
14 109 (3.17%) Software Engineer
15 107 (3.11%) Python Developer
16 106 (3.08%) Senior DevOps
17 105 (3.05%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 406 (11.80%) Web Services
2 365 (10.60%) .NET
3 303 (8.80%) Node.js
4 285 (8.28%) React
4 285 (8.28%) REST
5 259 (7.52%) AngularJS
6 205 (5.96%) CSS
7 202 (5.87%) HTML
8 193 (5.61%) Spring
9 167 (4.85%) Spring Boot
10 151 (4.39%) JSON
11 150 (4.36%) RESTful
12 121 (3.52%) SOAP
13 111 (3.22%) OAuth
14 110 (3.20%) ASP.NET
15 105 (3.05%) .NET Core
15 105 (3.05%) Swagger
16 99 (2.88%) Kafka
17 98 (2.85%) HTML5
18 96 (2.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 160 (4.65%) Hedge funds
2 152 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
3 141 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 130 (3.78%) Derivative
5 129 (3.75%) Fixed Income
6 126 (3.66%) User Experience
7 125 (3.63%) Equities
8 94 (2.73%) Mobile App
8 94 (2.73%) Public Cloud
9 82 (2.38%) Data Centre
10 76 (2.21%) Cloud Native
11 71 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 55 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
13 53 (1.54%) Data Structures
14 49 (1.42%) Management Information System
15 42 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
16 41 (1.19%) PKI
17 40 (1.16%) Private Cloud
18 38 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
19 37 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 597 (17.34%) Linux
2 344 (9.99%) Windows
3 140 (4.07%) Unix
4 111 (3.22%) Windows Server
5 97 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 81 (2.35%) Android
7 75 (2.18%) CentOS
8 65 (1.89%) Apple iOS
9 50 (1.45%) Windows Server 2016
10 44 (1.28%) Windows 10
11 35 (1.02%) Ubuntu
12 29 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
14 19 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (0.49%) Mac OS X
16 16 (0.46%) Debian
17 14 (0.41%) VMS
18 11 (0.32%) Windows 7
19 10 (0.29%) Solaris
20 5 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,731 (50.29%) Agile Software Development
2 585 (17.00%) Microservices
3 512 (14.88%) Scrum
4 509 (14.79%) Test Automation
5 421 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
6 409 (11.88%) Software Engineering
7 373 (10.84%) TDD
8 355 (10.31%) Infrastructure as Code
9 288 (8.37%) Migration
10 257 (7.47%) Configuration Management
11 256 (7.44%) Continuous Delivery
12 239 (6.94%) Asset Management
13 225 (6.54%) BDD
14 222 (6.45%) Kanban
15 182 (5.29%) Open Source
16 180 (5.23%) Mentoring
17 178 (5.17%) Analytics
18 174 (5.06%) Decision-Making
19 169 (4.91%) Problem-Solving
20 168 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 983 (28.56%) Python
2 925 (26.87%) Java
3 593 (17.23%) SQL
4 478 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 358 (10.40%) C#
6 349 (10.14%) PowerShell
7 280 (8.13%) Bash Shell
8 115 (3.34%) Ruby
9 103 (2.99%) Shell Script
10 94 (2.73%) Scala
11 88 (2.56%) Java 8
12 86 (2.50%) Go
13 75 (2.18%) Kotlin
14 73 (2.12%) Perl
15 65 (1.89%) T-SQL
16 62 (1.80%) R
17 61 (1.77%) TypeScript
18 60 (1.74%) PHP
19 56 (1.63%) C
20 52 (1.51%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 662 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 527 (15.31%) SC Cleared
3 109 (3.17%) DV Cleared
4 100 (2.91%) Degree
5 57 (1.66%) AWS Certification
6 41 (1.19%) ISTQB
7 36 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 35 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 33 (0.96%) CISSP
10 31 (0.90%) ISEB
11 27 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
12 26 (0.76%) Sun Certification
13 16 (0.46%) CCA
13 16 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 16 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
14 14 (0.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 13 (0.38%) CISM
16 12 (0.35%) MCSE
17 11 (0.32%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (4.30%) QA
2 34 (0.99%) GDPR
3 32 (0.93%) SLA
4 24 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (0.70%) WCAG
5 23 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.58%) NIST
6 20 (0.58%) PMO
7 17 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.38%) HIPAA
9 12 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.29%) COBIT
11 6 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.17%) NCSC
12 5 (0.15%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.12%) Basel III
13 4 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
13 4 (0.12%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 883 (25.65%) Docker
2 171 (4.97%) Active Directory
3 110 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
5 33 (0.96%) vSphere
6 32 (0.93%) VMware NSX
7 26 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 26 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (0.58%) HDFS
9 16 (0.46%) Hyper-V
10 8 (0.23%) Xen
11 6 (0.17%) GlusterFS
11 6 (0.17%) LXC
12 5 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.15%) NFS
13 4 (0.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 4 (0.12%) Varnish
13 4 (0.12%) vCloud
13 4 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 950 (27.60%) Kubernetes
2 807 (23.45%) Terraform
3 589 (17.11%) Ansible
4 260 (7.55%) Puppet
5 183 (5.32%) Opscode Chef
6 87 (2.53%) Prometheus
7 77 (2.24%) Packer
8 68 (1.98%) Grafana
9 37 (1.07%) Kibana
10 30 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
11 28 (0.81%) Consul
12 27 (0.78%) Istio
13 26 (0.76%) Rancher
14 24 (0.70%) Nagios
15 18 (0.52%) Salt
15 18 (0.52%) vCenter Server
16 16 (0.46%) ZABBIX
17 15 (0.44%) logstash
18 14 (0.41%) SCCM
19 13 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 448 (13.02%) Microsoft
2 258 (7.50%) Google
3 240 (6.97%) Oracle
4 153 (4.45%) VMware
5 117 (3.40%) Splunk
6 84 (2.44%) Databricks
7 80 (2.32%) Cloudera
8 79 (2.30%) Red Hat
9 74 (2.15%) Atlassian
10 67 (1.95%) SAP
11 66 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
12 65 (1.89%) Cisco
13 64 (1.86%) AppDynamics
14 39 (1.13%) Hortonworks
15 38 (1.10%) ServiceNow
16 37 (1.07%) MuleSoft
17 32 (0.93%) IBM
18 25 (0.73%) HP
19 24 (0.70%) Dell
19 24 (0.70%) F5