Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 11 43
Rank change year-on-year +6 +32 +16
Contract jobs citing DevOps 189 141 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 18.26% 16.81% 3.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.37% 18.60% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 102 25
Essex median daily rate £548 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +0.96% +26.06%
10th Percentile £413 £440 £428
90th Percentile £600 £630 £590
East of England median daily rate £521 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -0.71% +5.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Essex median hourly rate £59.38 £44.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.18% - -
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £46.50 -
% change year-on-year +7.53% - -

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 928 758 744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 89.66% 90.35% 86.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 492 428
Essex median daily rate £500 £488 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +39.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £298 £300 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £530
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 71 156
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £33.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +32.00% -23.43%
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.38 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.25 £63.75 £42.92
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -43.55% +14.81% +5.88%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Essex

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in Essex

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in Essex over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Essex

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the Essex region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Southend-on-Sea +2 104 £521 -0.52% 6
Chelmsford +4 5 £450 -10.00% 4
Grays - 4 £538 -
Harlow - 3 £475 -
DevOps
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 Essex region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 105 (55.56%) Ansible
2 100 (52.91%) Linux
3 89 (47.09%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (42.33%) Jenkins
5 77 (40.74%) Amazon AWS
6 71 (37.57%) Configuration Management
7 64 (33.86%) Java
8 54 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (26.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 49 (25.93%) Unix
11 46 (24.34%) Git (software)
12 45 (23.81%) Scrum
13 43 (22.75%) Web Services
13 43 (22.75%) Puppet
13 43 (22.75%) JIRA
14 39 (20.63%) Security Cleared
15 37 (19.58%) Open Source
15 37 (19.58%) Finance
16 36 (19.05%) Middleware
16 36 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
16 36 (19.05%) Terraform
16 36 (19.05%) Deployment Automation
17 34 (17.99%) Continuous Deployment
17 34 (17.99%) Oracle
17 34 (17.99%) Shell Script
17 34 (17.99%) Marketing
17 34 (17.99%) Programme Management
18 33 (17.46%) Telecoms
19 32 (16.93%) Manufacturing
19 32 (16.93%) Electronics

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 31 (16.40%) Apache
2 25 (13.23%) Confluence
3 22 (11.64%) Tomcat
4 19 (10.05%) WebLogic
5 13 (6.88%) JBoss
5 13 (6.88%) nginx
5 13 (6.88%) WebSphere
6 11 (5.82%) IIS
6 11 (5.82%) Jetty
6 11 (5.82%) Mongrel
7 4 (2.12%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.06%) SAS
8 2 (1.06%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 77 (40.74%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (11.64%) GitHub
3 17 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (7.94%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (5.82%) Google App Engine
5 11 (5.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.06%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.06%) IaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.53%) PaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.81%) HTTP
2 22 (11.64%) TCP/IP
3 20 (10.58%) SSL
4 12 (6.35%) DHCP
4 12 (6.35%) DNS
5 11 (5.82%) FTP
5 11 (5.82%) IPsec
6 9 (4.76%) SSH
7 7 (3.70%) SAN
8 2 (1.06%) LAN
9 1 (0.53%) VLAN
9 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.58%) MySQL
2 12 (6.35%) RDBMS
2 12 (6.35%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.76%) Hadoop
3 9 (4.76%) Ingres
4 7 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.65%) Geospatial Data
5 5 (2.65%) GIS
6 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.12%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.53%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 80 (42.33%) Jenkins
2 46 (24.34%) Git (software)
3 43 (22.75%) JIRA
4 21 (11.11%) GitLab
5 13 (6.88%) JUnit
6 12 (6.35%) Artifactory
7 10 (5.29%) Maven
8 9 (4.76%) Travis CI
9 8 (4.23%) Selenium
10 6 (3.17%) JIRA Agile
10 6 (3.17%) SoapUI
10 6 (3.17%) Subversion
11 5 (2.65%) Mocha
11 5 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (2.12%) Ant
12 4 (2.12%) Bitbucket
12 4 (2.12%) JMeter
12 4 (2.12%) LoadRunner
12 4 (2.12%) Vagrant
13 3 (1.59%) git-flow
General
1 37 (19.58%) Finance
2 34 (17.99%) Marketing
3 33 (17.46%) Telecoms
4 32 (16.93%) Electronics
4 32 (16.93%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.06%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 88 (46.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (14.81%) Developer
3 21 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
4 19 (10.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 19 (10.05%) AWS Engineer
5 17 (8.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 16 (8.47%) Scrum Master
6 16 (8.47%) Senior DevOps
6 16 (8.47%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 15 (7.94%) Java Developer
7 15 (7.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 15 (7.94%) Linux Engineer
8 10 (5.29%) Unix Developer
9 6 (3.17%) Architect
9 6 (3.17%) Lead DevOps
9 6 (3.17%) Operations Engineer
10 5 (2.65%) Administrator
10 5 (2.65%) Analyst
10 5 (2.65%) Consultant
10 5 (2.65%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (22.75%) Web Services
2 36 (19.05%) Middleware
3 20 (10.58%) J2EE
4 13 (6.88%) Servlets
4 13 (6.88%) Spring
5 11 (5.82%) .NET
5 11 (5.82%) REST
6 9 (4.76%) JSON
7 8 (4.23%) JMS
7 8 (4.23%) SOAP
8 5 (2.65%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.12%) CSS
9 4 (2.12%) GWT
9 4 (2.12%) Spring Batch
9 4 (2.12%) Spring Boot
9 4 (2.12%) XSLT
10 3 (1.59%) Apache Flex
10 3 (1.59%) HTML5
10 3 (1.59%) Node.js
10 3 (1.59%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (4.23%) Replication
3 7 (3.70%) User Experience
4 4 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.59%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.06%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Clustering
7 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) RIA
7 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.53%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 100 (52.91%) Linux
2 50 (26.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 49 (25.93%) Unix
4 21 (11.11%) Solaris
5 17 (8.99%) Windows
6 14 (7.41%) AIX
6 14 (7.41%) CentOS
7 2 (1.06%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (47.09%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (37.57%) Configuration Management
3 54 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (23.81%) Scrum
5 37 (19.58%) Open Source
6 36 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
6 36 (19.05%) Deployment Automation
7 34 (17.99%) Continuous Deployment
7 34 (17.99%) Programme Management
8 32 (16.93%) Digital Marketing
9 23 (12.17%) TDD
9 23 (12.17%) Test Automation
10 19 (10.05%) Kanban
11 18 (9.52%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 18 (9.52%) SOA
12 16 (8.47%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (7.94%) Analytics
13 15 (7.94%) Software Delivery
14 14 (7.41%) ITIL
14 14 (7.41%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 64 (33.86%) Java
2 34 (17.99%) Shell Script
3 25 (13.23%) Python
4 20 (10.58%) Perl
5 17 (8.99%) Ruby
6 15 (7.94%) SQL
7 10 (5.29%) C
8 7 (3.70%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.17%) Java 8
10 4 (2.12%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.12%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.12%) Scala
11 2 (1.06%) C#
11 2 (1.06%) Groovy
11 2 (1.06%) Haskell
11 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.53%) Dart
12 1 (0.53%) Go
12 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 39 (20.63%) Security Cleared
2 29 (15.34%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.53%) Degree
4 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.53%) PMO
2 1 (0.53%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (14.29%) Docker
2 12 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.82%) Xen
4 3 (1.59%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 105 (55.56%) Ansible
2 43 (22.75%) Puppet
3 36 (19.05%) Terraform
4 28 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (4.76%) Opsview
6 4 (2.12%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (1.59%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.06%) Grafana
8 2 (1.06%) Kibana
8 2 (1.06%) Salt
9 1 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (17.99%) Oracle
2 32 (16.93%) SAP
3 18 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 16 (8.47%) Google
5 13 (6.88%) Red Hat
5 13 (6.88%) webMethods
6 12 (6.35%) Atlassian
6 12 (6.35%) VMware
7 7 (3.70%) BEA
8 6 (3.17%) Informatica
9 5 (2.65%) Adobe
10 2 (1.06%) Remedy
10 2 (1.06%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.53%) Cisco
11 1 (0.53%) Citrix
11 1 (0.53%) Huawei