Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 8 14
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 +60
Contract jobs citing DevOps 108 140 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 13.04% 17.52% 17.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.88% 19.44% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 92 108
Essex median daily rate £486 £521 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.71% -0.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £425
90th Percentile £625 £649 £627
East of England median daily rate £485 £505 £525
% change year-on-year -3.96% -3.81% +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 £35.00 £54.69 £47.50
% change year-on-year -36.00% +15.13% -

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 726 720 791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 87.68% 90.11% 90.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 440 528
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +26.76%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £265
90th Percentile £587 £600 £588
East of England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 56
Essex median hourly rate £26.00 £31.77 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.15% -9.24% +84.21%
10th Percentile £11.73 £15.68 £13.69
90th Percentile £49.50 £62.34 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year - -43.55% +31.91%

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 July 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 18 July 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 -12 57 £450 -10.00% 1
Chelmsford +9 9 £500 +5.26% 2
Colchester - 2 £481 -
Witham - 1 £450 -
Brentwood - 1 £525 - 3
DevOps
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 65 (60.19%) Ansible
2 57 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (51.85%) Linux
4 54 (50.00%) Scrum
5 52 (48.15%) Terraform
6 37 (34.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (33.33%) MySQL
8 34 (31.48%) Oracle
8 34 (31.48%) Red Hat
9 31 (28.70%) Java
9 31 (28.70%) Jenkins
10 27 (25.00%) Oracle Database
11 26 (24.07%) Amazon AWS
12 25 (23.15%) Security Cleared
13 24 (22.22%) Test Strategy
13 24 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (21.30%) Process Improvement
15 22 (20.37%) JIRA
15 22 (20.37%) SC Cleared
16 20 (18.52%) Artifactory
17 19 (17.59%) Confluence
17 19 (17.59%) Docker
17 19 (17.59%) Unix
18 18 (16.67%) GitLab
19 16 (14.81%) Kubernetes
19 16 (14.81%) Test Automation
20 14 (12.96%) Spring
20 14 (12.96%) Python
21 13 (12.04%) ETL
21 13 (12.04%) Configuration Management

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 19 (17.59%) Confluence
2 8 (7.41%) SAS
3 2 (1.85%) Apache
4 1 (0.93%) JBoss
4 1 (0.93%) nginx
4 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.07%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (10.19%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (6.48%) BrowserStack
4 7 (6.48%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.85%) GitHub
5 2 (1.85%) Serverless
6 1 (0.93%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.85%) SAN
2 1 (0.93%) HTTP
2 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.93%) SSL
2 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (33.33%) MySQL
2 27 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (7.41%) Pentaho
4 7 (6.48%) BODI
4 7 (6.48%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (6.48%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.93%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.93%) MySQL Workbench
6 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.93%) Redis
6 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (28.70%) Jenkins
2 22 (20.37%) JIRA
3 20 (18.52%) Artifactory
4 18 (16.67%) GitLab
5 13 (12.04%) Git (software)
5 13 (12.04%) Maven
6 8 (7.41%) Selenium
7 7 (6.48%) Visual Studio
8 6 (5.56%) JIRA Agile
9 5 (4.63%) Mocha
10 2 (1.85%) Subversion
11 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (4.63%) Finance
1 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.70%) Electronics
2 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (57.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (17.59%) Developer
3 10 (9.26%) Scrum Master
4 9 (8.33%) Senior DevOps
5 8 (7.41%) AWS DevOps
6 7 (6.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) AWS Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) ETL Developer
6 7 (6.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Test Automation Developer
8 5 (4.63%) CRM Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Java Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Test Automation Specialist
9 4 (3.70%) Test Specialist
10 3 (2.78%) Implementation Specialist
10 3 (2.78%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Test Analyst
11 2 (1.85%) Linux Engineer
11 2 (1.85%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.96%) Spring
2 7 (6.48%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (3.70%) XML
4 3 (2.78%) .NET
4 3 (2.78%) .NET Core
4 3 (2.78%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.85%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.85%) Apache Camel
5 2 (1.85%) JSON
5 2 (1.85%) REST
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.93%) CGI
6 1 (0.93%) J2EE
6 1 (0.93%) LDAP
6 1 (0.93%) Middleware
6 1 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.93%) React
6 1 (0.93%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.93%) Robotics
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (51.85%) Linux
2 37 (34.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (17.59%) Unix
4 10 (9.26%) Solaris
5 3 (2.78%) AIX
5 3 (2.78%) CentOS
5 3 (2.78%) Windows
6 1 (0.93%) HPUX
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (50.00%) Scrum
3 24 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 23 (21.30%) Process Improvement
5 16 (14.81%) Test Automation
6 13 (12.04%) Configuration Management
6 13 (12.04%) ETL
6 13 (12.04%) TDD
7 11 (10.19%) BDD
7 11 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (9.26%) Open Source
9 9 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
10 8 (7.41%) Microservices
11 7 (6.48%) Mentoring
12 6 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
12 6 (5.56%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 6 (5.56%) Test Scripting
13 5 (4.63%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.70%) Java
2 14 (12.96%) Python
3 11 (10.19%) Java 8
3 11 (10.19%) Ruby
4 10 (9.26%) C#
4 10 (9.26%) Shell Script
5 8 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.70%) C
7 3 (2.78%) Perl
8 2 (1.85%) SQL
9 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (23.15%) Security Cleared
2 22 (20.37%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.93%) ISEB
5 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 19 (17.59%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 65 (60.19%) Ansible
2 52 (48.15%) Terraform
3 16 (14.81%) Kubernetes
4 7 (6.48%) Puppet
5 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.93%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 34 (31.48%) Oracle
1 34 (31.48%) Red Hat
2 4 (3.70%) SAP
3 3 (2.78%) WSO2
4 2 (1.85%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.85%) Remedy
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.93%) VMware