Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 45 48
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing DevOps 12 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.99% 2.76% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.48% 3.44% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 5
Kent median daily rate £525 £650 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.23% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £444 £505 £523
90th Percentile £584 £690 £660
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £57.16
% change year-on-year -29.29% -13.39% +42.89%

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 345 436 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 86.03% 80.15% 83.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 329 284
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £193
90th Percentile £600 £625 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 5
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% +83.50% -28.21%
10th Percentile £11.24 £25.30 £9.61
90th Percentile £42.50 £46.00 £21.95
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £22.75 £24.23
% change year-on-year +10.42% -6.09% -3.10%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 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
Maidstone +13 2 £625 +19.05% 5
Chatham - 2 £400 - 3
Tonbridge - 1 £525 -
DevOps
South East

For the 6 months to 11 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 Kent region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) Use Case
3 6 (50.00%) Python
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (41.67%) Analytics
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) JIRA
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (33.33%) Scala
5 4 (33.33%) Hadoop
5 4 (33.33%) Visualisation
5 4 (33.33%) Big Data
5 4 (33.33%) Cloudera
5 4 (33.33%) Data Strategy
6 3 (25.00%) GDPR
6 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (25.00%) User Experience
6 3 (25.00%) Ansible
6 3 (25.00%) Docker
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) Internet
6 3 (25.00%) Linux

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 2 (16.67%) Apache Solr
1 2 (16.67%) Apache Spark
1 2 (16.67%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (16.67%) GitHub
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (8.33%) PaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Big Data
1 4 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (16.67%) Apache Hive
2 2 (16.67%) HBase
2 2 (16.67%) Impala
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (16.67%) Power BI
2 2 (16.67%) Qlik Sense
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) Spark SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Sqoop
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) GitLab
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
3 2 (16.67%) MSTest
3 2 (16.67%) NUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) Vagrant
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio Coded UI
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) Appium
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) Fiddler
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) PhpStorm
4 1 (8.33%) PHPUnit
4 1 (8.33%) ReSharper
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Law
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Big Data Consultant
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
1 4 (33.33%) Data Consultant
1 4 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Database Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum Master
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (16.67%) Kafka
1 2 (16.67%) MLlib
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 2 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) LAMP
2 1 (8.33%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) VMS
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Use Case
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Analytics
3 4 (33.33%) Data Strategy
3 4 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
3 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (33.33%) Visualisation
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (25.00%) Kanban
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (16.67%) Data Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Investment Management
5 2 (16.67%) MapReduce
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) Scala
4 3 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) Go
5 2 (16.67%) Perl
5 2 (16.67%) Ruby
5 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (8.33%) PHP
6 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Docker
2 2 (16.67%) Apache Flume
2 2 (16.67%) HDFS
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Ansible
2 2 (16.67%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (16.67%) Puppet
3 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cloudera
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) SaltStack
3 2 (16.67%) Tableau
4 1 (8.33%) Google
4 1 (8.33%) Xamarin