Period
to 18 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 24 31
Rank change year-on-year +19 +7 +24
Contract jobs citing DevOps 216 96 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 20.30% 12.82% 6.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.76% 14.63% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 75 43
Essex median daily rate £538 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +10.53% +2.70%
10th Percentile £413 £430 £350
90th Percentile £600 £600 £590
East of England median daily rate £509 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -3.10% +5.00% +11.11%
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 949 656 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 89.19% 87.58% 87.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 442 441
Essex median daily rate £500 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £325 £308 £225
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 55 133
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £32.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.86% +8.02% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.55 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.25 £63.75 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.84 £35.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year -49.76% +11.81% +25.74%

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 December 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 December 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 +2 120 £523 -4.91% 5
Chelmsford - 6 £500 - 1
Brentwood +16 5 - - 1
Grays - 4 £538 -
Harlow - 3 £475 - 3
DevOps
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 119 (55.09%) Linux
2 110 (50.93%) Ansible
3 101 (46.76%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (42.59%) Amazon AWS
5 87 (40.28%) Jenkins
6 79 (36.57%) Java
7 73 (33.80%) Configuration Management
8 57 (26.39%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (26.39%) Git (software)
9 55 (25.46%) Security Cleared
10 54 (25.00%) Puppet
10 54 (25.00%) Unix
11 52 (24.07%) Scrum
12 51 (23.61%) JIRA
13 48 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 45 (20.83%) Web Services
15 44 (20.37%) SC Cleared
16 40 (18.52%) Oracle
17 39 (18.06%) Open Source
18 38 (17.59%) Shell Script
19 37 (17.13%) Opscode Chef
20 36 (16.67%) Middleware
21 34 (15.74%) Terraform
21 34 (15.74%) Continuous Deployment
21 34 (15.74%) Deployment Automation
22 33 (15.28%) Docker
23 32 (14.81%) Finance
24 31 (14.35%) Confluence
24 31 (14.35%) Marketing
25 30 (13.89%) Programme 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 31 (14.35%) Confluence
2 29 (13.43%) Apache
3 23 (10.65%) WebSphere
4 20 (9.26%) Tomcat
5 16 (7.41%) WebLogic
6 13 (6.02%) JBoss
6 13 (6.02%) nginx
7 11 (5.09%) IIS
7 11 (5.09%) Jetty
7 11 (5.09%) Mongrel
8 9 (4.17%) WildFly
9 6 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (2.31%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (1.39%) SAS
11 3 (1.39%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.93%) Tuxedo
13 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 92 (42.59%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (10.19%) GitHub
3 18 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (6.94%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (5.09%) Google App Engine
5 11 (5.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.93%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.93%) IaaS
8 2 (0.93%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.46%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.57%) HTTP
2 20 (9.26%) TCP/IP
3 18 (8.33%) SSL
4 11 (5.09%) DHCP
4 11 (5.09%) DNS
4 11 (5.09%) FTP
4 11 (5.09%) IPsec
5 7 (3.24%) SSH
6 5 (2.31%) SAN
7 2 (0.93%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.57%) MySQL
2 17 (7.87%) RDBMS
2 17 (7.87%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.63%) Pentaho
4 7 (3.24%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.24%) Ingres
5 5 (2.31%) Geospatial Data
5 5 (2.31%) GIS
5 5 (2.31%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.39%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.39%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.39%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.46%) BODI
8 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.46%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 87 (40.28%) Jenkins
2 57 (26.39%) Git (software)
3 51 (23.61%) JIRA
4 19 (8.80%) GitLab
5 17 (7.87%) Artifactory
6 13 (6.02%) JUnit
7 11 (5.09%) JIRA Agile
7 11 (5.09%) Maven
8 9 (4.17%) Travis CI
9 7 (3.24%) Mocha
9 7 (3.24%) Selenium
10 6 (2.78%) Robot Framework
11 5 (2.31%) Ant
11 5 (2.31%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.31%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.31%) Subversion
12 4 (1.85%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.85%) git-flow
12 4 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 32 (14.81%) Finance
2 31 (14.35%) Marketing
3 28 (12.96%) Electronics
3 28 (12.96%) Manufacturing
3 28 (12.96%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 92 (42.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 38 (17.59%) Developer
3 23 (10.65%) Java Developer
4 19 (8.80%) Senior DevOps
4 19 (8.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 17 (7.87%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 17 (7.87%) Linux Engineer
5 17 (7.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 16 (7.41%) AWS DevOps
6 16 (7.41%) Scrum Master
7 14 (6.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 14 (6.48%) AWS Engineer
8 9 (4.17%) Architect
8 9 (4.17%) Unix Developer
9 7 (3.24%) Consultant
9 7 (3.24%) DevOps Developer
10 6 (2.78%) Analyst
10 6 (2.78%) Lead DevOps
10 6 (2.78%) Software Engineer
11 5 (2.31%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (20.83%) Web Services
2 36 (16.67%) Middleware
3 21 (9.72%) Spring
4 20 (9.26%) J2EE
5 13 (6.02%) .NET
5 13 (6.02%) Servlets
6 12 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
6 12 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (5.09%) REST
8 10 (4.63%) Spring Boot
9 9 (4.17%) JSON
10 8 (3.70%) JMS
11 6 (2.78%) Hibernate
11 6 (2.78%) SOAP
11 6 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (2.31%) CSS
12 5 (2.31%) Sensu
13 4 (1.85%) Apache Flex
13 4 (1.85%) GWT
13 4 (1.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (3.24%) Replication
2 7 (3.24%) User Experience
3 6 (2.78%) Virtual Team
4 5 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (2.31%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.39%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.39%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.46%) Clustering
6 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.46%) RIA
6 1 (0.46%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.46%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 119 (55.09%) Linux
2 54 (25.00%) Unix
3 48 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (8.80%) Solaris
5 16 (7.41%) Windows
6 12 (5.56%) AIX
6 12 (5.56%) CentOS
7 5 (2.31%) Android
7 5 (2.31%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (46.76%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (33.80%) Configuration Management
3 57 (26.39%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (24.07%) Scrum
5 39 (18.06%) Open Source
6 34 (15.74%) Continuous Deployment
6 34 (15.74%) Deployment Automation
7 30 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
7 30 (13.89%) Programme Management
8 28 (12.96%) Digital Marketing
8 28 (12.96%) TDD
9 26 (12.04%) Test Automation
10 24 (11.11%) SOA
11 19 (8.80%) Microservices
12 18 (8.33%) Analytics
12 18 (8.33%) BDD
12 18 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (7.87%) Kanban
14 16 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
14 16 (7.41%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 79 (36.57%) Java
2 38 (17.59%) Shell Script
3 26 (12.04%) Python
4 18 (8.33%) Perl
5 16 (7.41%) SQL
6 15 (6.94%) Ruby
7 8 (3.70%) C
8 6 (2.78%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.31%) Java 8
9 5 (2.31%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.31%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.39%) C#
10 3 (1.39%) Scala
11 2 (0.93%) Groovy
11 2 (0.93%) Haskell
11 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.46%) Dart
12 1 (0.46%) Go
12 1 (0.46%) PHP
12 1 (0.46%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 55 (25.46%) Security Cleared
2 44 (20.37%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.78%) Degree
4 4 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.46%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (15.28%) Docker
2 11 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.09%) Xen
3 3 (1.39%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.46%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 110 (50.93%) Ansible
2 54 (25.00%) Puppet
3 37 (17.13%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (15.74%) Terraform
5 8 (3.70%) Kibana
6 7 (3.24%) Opsview
7 6 (2.78%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (2.78%) logstash
8 5 (2.31%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.93%) Grafana
10 1 (0.46%) Mesos
10 1 (0.46%) Salt
10 1 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (18.52%) Oracle
2 28 (12.96%) SAP
3 22 (10.19%) Microsoft
4 16 (7.41%) Google
5 15 (6.94%) Red Hat
6 12 (5.56%) IBM
7 11 (5.09%) Atlassian
7 11 (5.09%) VMware
8 10 (4.63%) webMethods
9 6 (2.78%) AppDynamics
9 6 (2.78%) BEA
9 6 (2.78%) Informatica
10 5 (2.31%) Adobe
11 2 (0.93%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.93%) Remedy
11 2 (0.93%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.46%) New Relic
12 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.46%) WSO2