Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 29 76
Rank change year-on-year +15 +47 +34
Contract jobs citing DevOps 297 154 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.75% 5.77% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.32% 6.95% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 111 59
Manchester median daily rate £451 £430 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% -9.47% -
10th Percentile £350 £325 £312
90th Percentile £601 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Manchester median hourly rate £56.25 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% - -
North West median hourly rate £56.25 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +32.35% - -

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 2,624 2,216 3,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 86.15% 83.09% 84.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,712 1,356 1,796
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £242
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 47 60
Manchester median hourly rate £19.52 £21.00 £18.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +10.57% +30.98%
10th Percentile £12.82 £11.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £42.00 £46.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £36.74 £29.75
% change year-on-year -40.93% +23.49% +32.22%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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
Salford -2 19 £503 +18.35% 5
Stockport +1 6 £450 +12.50% 2
Cheadle - 2 £423 - 1
Rochdale - 2 £425 -
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 140 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (39.39%) Linux
3 116 (39.06%) Amazon AWS
4 99 (33.33%) Puppet
5 97 (32.66%) Python
6 79 (26.60%) Continuous Integration
7 71 (23.91%) Ansible
8 68 (22.90%) Opscode Chef
9 63 (21.21%) Docker
10 62 (20.88%) Bash Shell
11 61 (20.54%) Jenkins
12 59 (19.87%) Microsoft Azure
13 58 (19.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 57 (19.19%) Configuration Management
15 56 (18.86%) Ruby
16 55 (18.52%) Java
16 55 (18.52%) Test Automation
17 52 (17.51%) Terraform
18 51 (17.17%) Scrum
19 50 (16.84%) JIRA
19 50 (16.84%) .NET
20 48 (16.16%) Continuous Delivery
21 47 (15.82%) Microsoft
22 45 (15.15%) Kubernetes
23 43 (14.48%) Git (software)
23 43 (14.48%) C#
24 40 (13.47%) JavaScript
24 40 (13.47%) TDD
25 38 (12.79%) Windows
26 36 (12.12%) SQL Server

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 23 (7.74%) Confluence
2 15 (5.05%) Apache
3 13 (4.38%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.69%) Apache Spark
4 8 (2.69%) JBoss
5 5 (1.68%) nginx
6 4 (1.35%) Drupal
6 4 (1.35%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.01%) CMS
7 3 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.01%) SAS
7 3 (1.01%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.01%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.01%) WildFly
8 2 (0.67%) Amazon Alexa
8 2 (0.67%) IIS
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Magento
1 4 (1.35%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 116 (39.06%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (19.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (10.77%) PaaS
4 24 (8.08%) SaaS
5 20 (6.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 19 (6.40%) IaaS
7 13 (4.38%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (4.38%) OpenShift
7 13 (4.38%) Serverless
8 10 (3.37%) GitHub
9 9 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (2.69%) iPaaS
11 5 (1.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (1.35%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.35%) CloudFront
12 4 (1.35%) npm
12 4 (1.35%) Route 53
13 2 (0.67%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.03%) VPN
2 8 (2.69%) HTTP
3 7 (2.36%) Firewall
4 6 (2.02%) SMS
4 6 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.68%) DNS
6 4 (1.35%) Internet
6 4 (1.35%) Skype
6 4 (1.35%) SSL
7 2 (0.67%) Converged Networks
8 1 (0.34%) BGP
8 1 (0.34%) IPFIX
8 1 (0.34%) LAN
8 1 (0.34%) MPLS
8 1 (0.34%) OSPF
8 1 (0.34%) RTP
8 1 (0.34%) SAN
8 1 (0.34%) SNMP
8 1 (0.34%) TACACS
8 1 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.42%) Big Data
3 12 (4.04%) MySQL
4 10 (3.37%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (3.37%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.69%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (2.36%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.35%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.35%) SAP HANA
9 3 (1.01%) DB2
9 3 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.01%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 61 (20.54%) Jenkins
2 50 (16.84%) JIRA
3 43 (14.48%) Git (software)
4 19 (6.40%) Bitbucket
5 17 (5.72%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (4.71%) SonarQube
7 13 (4.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (4.04%) TeamCity
9 10 (3.37%) Selenium
10 9 (3.03%) eggPlant
10 9 (3.03%) GitLab
10 9 (3.03%) PyCharm
10 9 (3.03%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.69%) Vagrant
12 7 (2.36%) Grunt
12 7 (2.36%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (1.68%) gulp
13 5 (1.68%) Maven
14 4 (1.35%) JUnit
14 4 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 30 (10.10%) Finance
2 16 (5.39%) Marketing
3 14 (4.71%) Electronics
3 14 (4.71%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.04%) Games
4 12 (4.04%) Legal
5 10 (3.37%) Law
6 4 (1.35%) Banking
6 4 (1.35%) Retail
7 1 (0.34%) Back Office
7 1 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 147 (49.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 54 (18.18%) Developer
3 40 (13.47%) AWS DevOps
4 39 (13.13%) AWS Engineer
5 36 (12.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 34 (11.45%) Architect
7 20 (6.73%) Senior DevOps
8 19 (6.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 18 (6.06%) Consultant
10 16 (5.39%) Cloud Engineer
11 15 (5.05%) Java Developer
12 14 (4.71%) Platform Engineer
13 13 (4.38%) .NET Developer
14 12 (4.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 12 (4.04%) Software Engineer
15 11 (3.70%) DevOps Consultant
16 9 (3.03%) DevOps Developer
16 9 (3.03%) Lead DevOps
17 8 (2.69%) Cloud Consultant
17 8 (2.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (16.84%) .NET
2 30 (10.10%) Web Services
3 22 (7.41%) Node.js
4 20 (6.73%) JSON
5 17 (5.72%) .NET Framework
6 16 (5.39%) ASP.NET
6 16 (5.39%) CSS
6 16 (5.39%) HTML
7 15 (5.05%) AngularJS
8 14 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (4.38%) REST
10 12 (4.04%) WCF
11 10 (3.37%) .NET Core
11 10 (3.37%) jQuery
11 10 (3.37%) XML
12 9 (3.03%) React
12 9 (3.03%) RESTful
12 9 (3.03%) Spring
13 8 (2.69%) Middleware
13 8 (2.69%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.72%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.71%) Public Cloud
4 13 (4.38%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.68%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.35%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.35%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.35%) Web 2.0
8 3 (1.01%) Clustering
8 3 (1.01%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.67%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.67%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.34%) CMDB
10 1 (0.34%) Fintech
10 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.34%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.34%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 117 (39.39%) Linux
2 58 (19.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 38 (12.79%) Windows
4 23 (7.74%) CentOS
5 13 (4.38%) Unix
5 13 (4.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.34%) Android
6 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.34%) Debian
6 1 (0.34%) Fedora
6 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (26.60%) Continuous Integration
3 57 (19.19%) Configuration Management
4 55 (18.52%) Test Automation
5 51 (17.17%) Scrum
6 48 (16.16%) Continuous Delivery
7 40 (13.47%) TDD
8 35 (11.78%) Deployment Automation
9 32 (10.77%) Microservices
10 29 (9.76%) ITIL
11 27 (9.09%) MVC
12 26 (8.75%) Software Engineering
13 19 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (6.40%) Open Source
14 18 (6.06%) Data Management
14 18 (6.06%) Kanban
15 17 (5.72%) BDD
16 15 (5.05%) Project Management
16 15 (5.05%) User Stories
17 14 (4.71%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (32.66%) Python
2 62 (20.88%) Bash Shell
3 56 (18.86%) Ruby
4 55 (18.52%) Java
5 43 (14.48%) C#
6 40 (13.47%) JavaScript
7 30 (10.10%) PHP
8 25 (8.42%) SQL
9 21 (7.07%) Perl
10 20 (6.73%) Go
11 11 (3.70%) PowerShell
11 11 (3.70%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.69%) Scala
13 5 (1.68%) Groovy
14 4 (1.35%) XPath
15 3 (1.01%) C++
15 3 (1.01%) ES6
15 3 (1.01%) Java 8
16 2 (0.67%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.34%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 18 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.04%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.03%) Degree
3 9 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (2.36%) PMI Certification
4 7 (2.36%) PMP
5 6 (2.02%) CCDP
5 6 (2.02%) CCNP
5 6 (2.02%) Chartered Engineer
5 6 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.02%) CISM
5 6 (2.02%) CISSP
6 4 (1.35%) MCSE
6 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.01%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.06%) QA
2 11 (3.70%) GCP
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (21.21%) Docker
2 9 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.34%) Gluster
5 1 (0.34%) iptables
5 1 (0.34%) KVM
5 1 (0.34%) NFS
5 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 99 (33.33%) Puppet
2 71 (23.91%) Ansible
3 68 (22.90%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (17.51%) Terraform
5 45 (15.15%) Kubernetes
6 12 (4.04%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (2.02%) Packer
8 4 (1.35%) Kibana
8 4 (1.35%) SCOM
8 4 (1.35%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.01%) FlexNet
9 3 (1.01%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.01%) logstash
9 3 (1.01%) Mesos
10 2 (0.67%) Consul
10 2 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.67%) Nagios
10 2 (0.67%) Salt
11 1 (0.34%) Netcool
11 1 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 47 (15.82%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 24 (8.08%) Atlassian
4 22 (7.41%) Oracle
5 20 (6.73%) SAP
6 16 (5.39%) Splunk
7 14 (4.71%) Google
8 12 (4.04%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.69%) Cisco
9 8 (2.69%) VMware
10 7 (2.36%) Informatica
11 6 (2.02%) Sitecore
12 5 (1.68%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (1.68%) webMethods
13 4 (1.35%) hybris
14 3 (1.01%) Capita
14 3 (1.01%) SnapLogic
14 3 (1.01%) SolarWinds
15 2 (0.67%) MuleSoft
15 2 (0.67%) Okta