Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 5 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13 +20
Contract jobs citing DevOps 84 223 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 14.97% 20.53% 15.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.18% 22.99% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 149 92
Essex median daily rate £525 £546 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +9.38%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £426
90th Percentile £600 £602 £600
East of England median daily rate £500 £513 £525
% change year-on-year -2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Essex median hourly rate £35.00 £59.38 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.05% +34.18% -
East of England median hourly rate £46.00 £50.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year -8.00% +12.36% -

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 462 970 708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 82.35% 89.32% 89.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 607 485
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +42.86%
10th Percentile £185 £313 £300
90th Percentile £578 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £438 £420
% change year-on-year -2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 35 64
Essex median hourly rate £15.76 £16.50 £30.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.48% -46.37% -2.33%
10th Percentile £12.20 £12.55 £11.98
90th Percentile £33.50 £47.50 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.78 £17.97 £28.75
% change year-on-year -1.09% -37.50% -7.26%

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 20 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Essex

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 20 November 2019. 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 -1 43 £506 -1.22% 1
Chelmsford -4 8 £513 +2.50% 5
Brentwood +10 2 £525 - 2
Basildon - 1 - - 1
DevOps
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 58 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (54.76%) Ansible
3 37 (44.05%) Linux
4 36 (42.86%) Scrum
5 35 (41.67%) Terraform
6 31 (36.90%) Jenkins
7 28 (33.33%) AWS
8 26 (30.95%) JIRA
9 24 (28.57%) Open Source
10 23 (27.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (26.19%) SC Cleared
11 22 (26.19%) Security Cleared
12 21 (25.00%) Java
12 21 (25.00%) Confluence
13 18 (21.43%) Continuous Deployment
13 18 (21.43%) Configuration Management
13 18 (21.43%) Test Automation
14 17 (20.24%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (19.05%) Git (software)
16 15 (17.86%) Red Hat
16 15 (17.86%) Oracle
16 15 (17.86%) Unix
16 15 (17.86%) Python
17 14 (16.67%) MySQL
17 14 (16.67%) Programme Management
17 14 (16.67%) GitLab
18 13 (15.48%) Azure
18 13 (15.48%) Puppet
18 13 (15.48%) Artifactory
18 13 (15.48%) Ruby

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 21 (25.00%) Confluence
2 9 (10.71%) SAS
3 6 (7.14%) Apache
4 4 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.38%) JBoss
6 2 (2.38%) nginx
7 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (33.33%) AWS
2 13 (15.48%) Azure
3 7 (8.33%) BrowserStack
3 7 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (4.76%) GitHub
4 4 (4.76%) Serverless
5 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) HTTP
2 3 (3.57%) SSL
2 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.38%) SAN
4 1 (1.19%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.67%) MySQL
2 11 (13.10%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.19%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.19%) MySQL Workbench
5 1 (1.19%) Redis
Development Applications
1 31 (36.90%) Jenkins
2 26 (30.95%) JIRA
3 16 (19.05%) Git (software)
4 14 (16.67%) GitLab
5 13 (15.48%) Artifactory
6 10 (11.90%) Selenium
7 7 (8.33%) Visual Studio
8 6 (7.14%) Mocha
9 4 (4.76%) Maven
10 3 (3.57%) Bitbucket
10 3 (3.57%) Subversion
11 2 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (2.38%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.38%) FitNesse
11 2 (2.38%) Gradle
11 2 (2.38%) IntelliJ
11 2 (2.38%) Mockito
11 2 (2.38%) NeoLoad
11 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (11.90%) Public Sector
2 8 (9.52%) Finance
3 4 (4.76%) Electronics
3 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.76%) Marketing
3 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (55.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (14.29%) Architect
3 10 (11.90%) Security Architect
4 9 (10.71%) Developer
5 8 (9.52%) AWS DevOps
6 7 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Test Automation Developer
8 5 (5.95%) CRM Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Test Automation Specialist
9 4 (4.76%) Test Specialist
10 3 (3.57%) Implementation Specialist
10 3 (3.57%) Scrum Master
11 2 (2.38%) Analyst
11 2 (2.38%) Consultant
11 2 (2.38%) DevOps Consultant
11 2 (2.38%) Java Developer
11 2 (2.38%) Operations Engineer
11 2 (2.38%) Platform Engineer
11 2 (2.38%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (13.10%) Web Services
3 7 (8.33%) J2EE
4 4 (4.76%) Spring
5 3 (3.57%) Middleware
5 3 (3.57%) REST
5 3 (3.57%) Spring Boot
5 3 (3.57%) XML
6 2 (2.38%) .NET Core
6 2 (2.38%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.38%) Apache Flex
6 2 (2.38%) CGI
6 2 (2.38%) CSS
6 2 (2.38%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.38%) JMS
6 2 (2.38%) JPA
6 2 (2.38%) JSON
6 2 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.38%) RESTful
6 2 (2.38%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.76%) Social Media
3 3 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.38%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) Clustering
5 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (44.05%) Linux
2 23 (27.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (17.86%) Unix
4 3 (3.57%) CentOS
4 3 (3.57%) Windows
5 2 (2.38%) AIX
5 2 (2.38%) Solaris
6 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (42.86%) Scrum
3 24 (28.57%) Open Source
4 18 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 18 (21.43%) Continuous Deployment
4 18 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 17 (20.24%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (16.67%) Programme Management
7 12 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 12 (14.29%) Microservices
7 12 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (11.90%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (11.90%) Security Testing
9 9 (10.71%) ETL
9 9 (10.71%) TDD
10 8 (9.52%) Business Transformation
10 8 (9.52%) ITIL
11 7 (8.33%) Coaching
11 7 (8.33%) Process Improvement
11 7 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.00%) Java
2 15 (17.86%) Python
3 13 (15.48%) Ruby
3 13 (15.48%) Shell Script
4 11 (13.10%) C
4 11 (13.10%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.71%) C#
6 4 (4.76%) Perl
7 3 (3.57%) SQL
8 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.19%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 22 (26.19%) SC Cleared
1 22 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.90%) CISSP
3 2 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) NCSC
System Software
1 9 (10.71%) Docker
2 3 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 46 (54.76%) Ansible
2 35 (41.67%) Terraform
3 13 (15.48%) Puppet
4 5 (5.95%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.38%) Kibana
6 2 (2.38%) logstash
6 2 (2.38%) Mesos
7 1 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (1.19%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.19%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (17.86%) Oracle
1 15 (17.86%) Red Hat
2 5 (5.95%) AppDynamics
2 5 (5.95%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.76%) SAP
3 4 (4.76%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.38%) Remedy
4 2 (2.38%) WSO2
5 1 (1.19%) IBM
5 1 (1.19%) VMware