Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 February 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 38 79
Rank change year-on-year +21 +41 +38
Contract jobs citing DevOps 216 151 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.89% 5.05% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.50% 5.97% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 118 53
Manchester median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £350 £375 £310
90th Percentile £575 £579 £538
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate £57.50 £51.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.75% - -
North West median hourly rate £57.50 £51.00 -
% change year-on-year +12.75% - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,274 2,529 3,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 83.02% 84.64% 83.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,474 1,606 1,840
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £237
90th Percentile £586 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 37 89
Manchester median hourly rate £18.77 £18.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% -3.61% +24.50%
10th Percentile £12.86 £12.55 £12.23
90th Percentile £45.50 £41.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.78 £27.50 £30.15
% change year-on-year -20.80% -8.79% +48.19%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Manchester

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in Manchester

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Manchester

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps in Manchester

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DevOps in Manchester

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 February 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
Stockport -4 7 £475 +5.56% 3
Salford -1 3 £475 +5.56% 7
Cheadle 0 2 £423 -19.52%
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Manchester region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 104 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (43.52%) Linux
3 87 (40.28%) Amazon AWS
4 76 (35.19%) Python
5 68 (31.48%) Puppet
6 63 (29.17%) Docker
7 60 (27.78%) Ansible
8 56 (25.93%) Opscode Chef
8 56 (25.93%) Jenkins
9 50 (23.15%) Java
9 50 (23.15%) Continuous Integration
10 49 (22.69%) Bash Shell
11 46 (21.30%) Scrum
12 45 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 45 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
13 43 (19.91%) Test Automation
14 40 (18.52%) Ruby
14 40 (18.52%) Kubernetes
15 37 (17.13%) JIRA
15 37 (17.13%) Configuration Management
16 36 (16.67%) Git (software)
17 35 (16.20%) TDD
17 35 (16.20%) Red Hat
18 34 (15.74%) Microsoft
19 32 (14.81%) Finance
20 30 (13.89%) JavaScript
21 29 (13.43%) Terraform
22 28 (12.96%) Windows
23 27 (12.50%) CentOS
24 26 (12.04%) Continuous Delivery

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (9.72%) Apache
2 20 (9.26%) Confluence
3 16 (7.41%) Tomcat
4 10 (4.63%) JBoss
5 7 (3.24%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.85%) nginx
7 3 (1.39%) Drupal
8 2 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon Alexa
9 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.46%) CMS
9 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.93%) Magento
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 87 (40.28%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (11.11%) PaaS
4 19 (8.80%) OpenShift
5 13 (6.02%) AWS Lambda
5 13 (6.02%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (6.02%) Serverless
6 11 (5.09%) SaaS
7 10 (4.63%) IaaS
8 5 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (2.31%) GitHub
9 4 (1.85%) iPaaS
10 3 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.39%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.39%) npm
11 2 (0.93%) Boomi
12 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.78%) Internet
2 5 (2.31%) HTTP
2 5 (2.31%) SAN
2 5 (2.31%) VPN
3 3 (1.39%) Network Security
4 2 (0.93%) DNS
4 2 (0.93%) LAN
4 2 (0.93%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.93%) SMS
4 2 (0.93%) SSH
4 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.93%) WAN
5 1 (0.46%) Firewall
5 1 (0.46%) Intranet
5 1 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.46%) NFC
5 1 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.87%) Big Data
3 16 (7.41%) MySQL
4 7 (3.24%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (3.24%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.39%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.39%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.46%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.46%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.46%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 56 (25.93%) Jenkins
2 37 (17.13%) JIRA
3 36 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 21 (9.72%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (8.33%) Bitbucket
6 9 (4.17%) SonarQube
7 8 (3.70%) Maven
7 8 (3.70%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.78%) Artifactory
8 6 (2.78%) Grunt
9 5 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.31%) Subversion
10 4 (1.85%) GitLab
10 4 (1.85%) JUnit
10 4 (1.85%) PyCharm
10 4 (1.85%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.39%) eggPlant
11 3 (1.39%) gulp
11 3 (1.39%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (1.39%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (14.81%) Finance
2 16 (7.41%) Games
3 12 (5.56%) Marketing
4 11 (5.09%) Electronics
4 11 (5.09%) Manufacturing
4 11 (5.09%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.31%) Retail
6 4 (1.85%) Banking
7 3 (1.39%) Retail Finance
8 2 (0.93%) Legal
8 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.46%) Billing
9 1 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 113 (52.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (14.81%) Developer
3 21 (9.72%) AWS Engineer
4 19 (8.80%) AWS DevOps
5 18 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 16 (7.41%) Architect
7 15 (6.94%) Scrum Master
8 12 (5.56%) Agile Scrum Master
9 10 (4.63%) Java Developer
9 10 (4.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 9 (4.17%) Software Engineer
11 8 (3.70%) Consultant
11 8 (3.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
12 7 (3.24%) Cloud Architect
12 7 (3.24%) Senior DevOps
12 7 (3.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 6 (2.78%) DevOps Developer
13 6 (2.78%) Java Engineer
14 5 (2.31%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.57%) .NET
1 25 (11.57%) Web Services
2 14 (6.48%) Velocity
3 13 (6.02%) Node.js
4 12 (5.56%) Middleware
5 11 (5.09%) AngularJS
6 10 (4.63%) HTML
6 10 (4.63%) JSON
7 9 (4.17%) RESTful
8 8 (3.70%) .NET Framework
8 8 (3.70%) ASP.NET
8 8 (3.70%) CSS
9 7 (3.24%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (2.78%) jQuery
10 6 (2.78%) React
10 6 (2.78%) Sass
10 6 (2.78%) Spring
10 6 (2.78%) Spring Boot
10 6 (2.78%) YAML
11 5 (2.31%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (4.63%) Public Cloud
1 10 (4.63%) Virtual Team
2 9 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.93%) Fintech
5 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (0.93%) Wiki
6 1 (0.46%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 94 (43.52%) Linux
2 45 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (12.96%) Windows
4 27 (12.50%) CentOS
5 12 (5.56%) Windows Server
6 10 (4.63%) Unix
7 6 (2.78%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.39%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.93%) Debian
11 1 (0.46%) Android
11 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.46%) Fedora
11 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (23.15%) Continuous Integration
3 46 (21.30%) Scrum
4 43 (19.91%) Test Automation
5 37 (17.13%) Configuration Management
6 35 (16.20%) TDD
7 26 (12.04%) Continuous Delivery
8 25 (11.57%) BDD
9 23 (10.65%) Kanban
10 20 (9.26%) Software Engineering
11 17 (7.87%) User Stories
12 15 (6.94%) Microservices
13 14 (6.48%) Mentoring
13 14 (6.48%) MVC
14 13 (6.02%) Open Source
15 12 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (5.56%) E-Commerce
16 11 (5.09%) Digital Marketing
16 11 (5.09%) Programme Management
16 11 (5.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (35.19%) Python
2 50 (23.15%) Java
3 49 (22.69%) Bash Shell
4 40 (18.52%) Ruby
5 30 (13.89%) JavaScript
6 25 (11.57%) C#
7 22 (10.19%) SQL
8 20 (9.26%) PHP
9 19 (8.80%) Perl
10 15 (6.94%) PowerShell
11 14 (6.48%) Go
12 9 (4.17%) Groovy
13 5 (2.31%) Scala
14 4 (1.85%) C++
15 3 (1.39%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.93%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.46%) Jython
17 1 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (6.94%) PMI Certification
1 15 (6.94%) PMP
2 7 (3.24%) Degree
2 7 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.39%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.46%) CCDP
6 1 (0.46%) CCNP
6 1 (0.46%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.46%) CISM
6 1 (0.46%) CISSP
6 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.46%) MCSE
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.78%) GCP
2 4 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 63 (29.17%) Docker
2 7 (3.24%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.39%) KVM
4 3 (1.39%) LXC
5 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.46%) vSphere
6 1 (0.46%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 68 (31.48%) Puppet
2 60 (27.78%) Ansible
3 56 (25.93%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (18.52%) Kubernetes
5 29 (13.43%) Terraform
6 8 (3.70%) Nagios
7 7 (3.24%) Packer
8 3 (1.39%) FlexNet
8 3 (1.39%) Icinga
9 2 (0.93%) Nessus
9 2 (0.93%) Nexpose
9 2 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.46%) Mesos
10 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.46%) Salt
10 1 (0.46%) SCCM
10 1 (0.46%) SCOM
10 1 (0.46%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 35 (16.20%) Red Hat
2 34 (15.74%) Microsoft
3 21 (9.72%) Atlassian
4 16 (7.41%) SAP
5 15 (6.94%) VMware
6 14 (6.48%) Splunk
7 12 (5.56%) Google
8 10 (4.63%) Oracle
9 3 (1.39%) Cisco
9 3 (1.39%) hybris
9 3 (1.39%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.39%) NetApp
10 2 (0.93%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.93%) F5
10 2 (0.93%) Imperva
10 2 (0.93%) Informatica
10 2 (0.93%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.93%) Rapid7
10 2 (0.93%) SnapLogic
10 2 (0.93%) WSO2