Period
to 25 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 25 March 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 51 54
Rank change year-on-year +31 +3 -17
Contract jobs citing DevOps 34 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.04% 3.54% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.63% 4.52% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 7
Kent median daily rate £525 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.55% +17.65%
10th Percentile £375 £475 £400
90th Percentile £688 £713 £590
South East median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.69 £49.50 £70.39
% change year-on-year -3.66% -29.68% +45.13%

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 353 398 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 83.45% 78.19% 84.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 278 310
Kent median daily rate £425 £375 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +2.39% +8.52%
10th Percentile £213 £257 £206
90th Percentile £638 £625 £539
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 11
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 £39.81 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +45.38% +5.31%
10th Percentile £15.19 £23.32 £9.61
90th Percentile £47.40 £44.25 £29.92
South East median hourly rate £24.47 £24.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.93% +6.71% -18.18%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Kent

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in Kent

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in Kent over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Kent

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the Kent region over the 6 months to 25 March 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
Tonbridge - 8 £675 -
Maidstone +11 3 £500 -4.76% 3
West Malling +2 3 £400 - 2
Chatham - 2 - - 1
Dartford +1 1 £400 -15.79%
DevOps
South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Kent region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 16 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (44.12%) SQL
2 15 (44.12%) Finance
3 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (32.35%) Microservices
5 10 (29.41%) Use Case
5 10 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (29.41%) Java
5 10 (29.41%) Python
6 9 (26.47%) Configuration Management
6 9 (26.47%) Scala
6 9 (26.47%) Hadoop
6 9 (26.47%) Visualisation
6 9 (26.47%) Analytics
6 9 (26.47%) Data Visualisation
6 9 (26.47%) Big Data
6 9 (26.47%) Cloudera
6 9 (26.47%) Data Strategy
7 8 (23.53%) Service Design
7 8 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
7 8 (23.53%) Puppet
7 8 (23.53%) Information Management
8 7 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (20.59%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (17.65%) Linux
9 6 (17.65%) Oracle
9 6 (17.65%) .NET
10 5 (14.71%) Microsoft

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 5 (14.71%) Apache Solr
1 5 (14.71%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 16 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (14.71%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (14.71%) NuGet
3 5 (14.71%) PaaS
4 4 (11.76%) IaaS
5 2 (5.88%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (5.88%) npm
6 1 (2.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (2.94%) GitHub
6 1 (2.94%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) Big Data
1 9 (26.47%) Hadoop
2 5 (14.71%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (14.71%) Apache Hive
2 5 (14.71%) HBase
2 5 (14.71%) Impala
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (14.71%) Power BI
2 5 (14.71%) Qlik Sense
2 5 (14.71%) Spark SQL
2 5 (14.71%) Sqoop
3 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (5.88%) Data Lake
4 2 (5.88%) MySQL
5 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.94%) NewSQL
5 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) JIRA
1 5 (14.71%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.82%) Selenium
4 2 (5.88%) Bower
4 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.88%) JMeter
4 2 (5.88%) MSTest
4 2 (5.88%) NUnit
4 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.94%) Appium
5 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.94%) Fiddler
5 1 (2.94%) GitLab
5 1 (2.94%) PhpStorm
5 1 (2.94%) PHPUnit
5 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.94%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Games
3 1 (2.94%) Law
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (26.47%) Big Data Consultant
2 9 (26.47%) Consultant
2 9 (26.47%) Data Consultant
3 8 (23.53%) Architect
3 8 (23.53%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (20.59%) Azure DevOps
4 7 (20.59%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 7 (20.59%) Azure Engineer
4 7 (20.59%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Developer
5 3 (8.82%) PowerShell Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Big Data Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
6 2 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 5 (14.71%) Kafka
2 5 (14.71%) MLlib
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 4 (11.76%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.88%) REST
4 2 (5.88%) Web Services
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.94%) CSS
5 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.94%) HTML
5 1 (2.94%) JSON
5 1 (2.94%) LAMP
5 1 (2.94%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (2.94%) Laravel
5 1 (2.94%) Node.js
5 1 (2.94%) RESTful
5 1 (2.94%) SOAP
5 1 (2.94%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.88%) User Experience
2 1 (2.94%) Fintech
2 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) Microservices
3 10 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (29.41%) Use Case
4 9 (26.47%) Analytics
4 9 (26.47%) Configuration Management
4 9 (26.47%) Data Strategy
4 9 (26.47%) Data Visualisation
4 9 (26.47%) Visualisation
5 8 (23.53%) Information Management
5 8 (23.53%) Service Design
5 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 7 (20.59%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (14.71%) Data Engineering
8 5 (14.71%) MapReduce
9 4 (11.76%) Investment Management
9 4 (11.76%) Scrum
10 3 (8.82%) Information Security
10 3 (8.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) SQL
2 10 (29.41%) Java
2 10 (29.41%) Python
3 9 (26.47%) Scala
4 5 (14.71%) Go
5 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 3 (8.82%) C#
7 2 (5.88%) PHP
8 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.94%) ES6
8 1 (2.94%) Perl
8 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.94%) Ruby
8 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Apache Flume
1 5 (14.71%) Docker
1 5 (14.71%) HDFS
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (8.82%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (23.53%) Puppet
2 5 (14.71%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (5.88%) Ansible
4 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Cloudera
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle
3 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.71%) Tableau
4 1 (2.94%) Google
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.94%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.94%) Xamarin