Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 14 22
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 +46
Contract jobs citing DevOps 357 281 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.57% 8.71% 6.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.56% 10.12% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 209 124
Manchester median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £368 £354 £325
90th Percentile £650 £700 £600
North West median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -0.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Manchester median hourly rate - £57.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.29% -
North West median hourly rate - £53.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +26.47% -

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 2,452 2,777 2,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 86.34% 86.03% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,610 1,803 1,401
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 92 65
Manchester median hourly rate £17.36 £22.38 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.44% +14.74% +8.33%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.75 £11.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.58 £44.50
North West median hourly rate £25.34 £23.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% -33.10% +26.79%

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 17 July 2019.

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
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 17 July 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
Bolton - 6 £368 - 12
Salford -10 3 - - 9
Cheadle - 2 £425 - 4
Oldham - 1 £500 -
Wigan - 1 £420 -
Altrincham - 1 £550 - 4
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 Manchester region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 167 (46.78%) Amazon AWS
2 155 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (34.45%) Docker
4 120 (33.61%) Linux
5 117 (32.77%) Microsoft Azure
6 115 (32.21%) Jenkins
7 108 (30.25%) Terraform
8 101 (28.29%) Puppet
9 97 (27.17%) Kubernetes
10 89 (24.93%) Ansible
11 83 (23.25%) Opscode Chef
12 78 (21.85%) Python
13 77 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
14 67 (18.77%) Bash Shell
15 63 (17.65%) Test Automation
16 60 (16.81%) Java
17 59 (16.53%) Git (software)
18 58 (16.25%) Scrum
19 56 (15.69%) Configuration Management
20 54 (15.13%) Microservices
21 48 (13.45%) .NET
22 47 (13.17%) Windows
23 45 (12.61%) Open Source
24 41 (11.48%) JavaScript
25 37 (10.36%) Security Cleared
26 36 (10.08%) TDD
26 36 (10.08%) JIRA
27 35 (9.80%) Google Cloud Platform
28 32 (8.96%) Infrastructure as Code
28 32 (8.96%) HTTP

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 30 (8.40%) Confluence
2 14 (3.92%) nginx
3 9 (2.52%) Apache
4 8 (2.24%) IIS
5 6 (1.68%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.12%) CMS
6 4 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.84%) WordPress
8 2 (0.56%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.56%) Jetty
8 2 (0.56%) Mongrel
8 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.56%) SAS
8 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.84%) Magento
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 167 (46.78%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (32.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (9.80%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (5.88%) IaaS
4 21 (5.88%) Serverless
5 20 (5.60%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (5.60%) Amazon S3
5 20 (5.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (5.32%) AWS Lambda
6 19 (5.32%) GitHub
7 9 (2.52%) PaaS
8 8 (2.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (1.96%) Amazon ECS
10 6 (1.68%) Amazon Kinesis
10 6 (1.68%) AWS CloudTrail
10 6 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.68%) Route 53
10 6 (1.68%) SaaS
11 5 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.96%) HTTP
2 30 (8.40%) DNS
2 30 (8.40%) TCP/IP
3 20 (5.60%) DHCP
4 16 (4.48%) SSL
5 15 (4.20%) FTP
6 14 (3.92%) IPsec
7 11 (3.08%) LAN
7 11 (3.08%) WAN
8 10 (2.80%) Firewall
9 9 (2.52%) VPN
10 8 (2.24%) VoIP
11 7 (1.96%) Internet
12 3 (0.84%) Network Security
12 3 (0.84%) Wireless
13 2 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.56%) HSRP
13 2 (0.56%) Junos
13 2 (0.56%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.76%) MySQL
3 15 (4.20%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (3.36%) MongoDB
5 11 (3.08%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.52%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.52%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.52%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.84%) Amazon Athena
9 3 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.84%) Big Data
10 2 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.56%) Power BI
11 1 (0.28%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.28%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 115 (32.21%) Jenkins
2 59 (16.53%) Git (software)
3 36 (10.08%) JIRA
4 28 (7.84%) Artifactory
5 18 (5.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (5.04%) Bitbucket
6 16 (4.48%) GitLab
7 14 (3.92%) Selenium
8 13 (3.64%) Cucumber
8 13 (3.64%) Maven
8 13 (3.64%) Robot Framework
9 12 (3.36%) Ant
9 12 (3.36%) Subversion
10 11 (3.08%) Visual Studio
11 10 (2.80%) JUnit
11 10 (2.80%) SonarQube
11 10 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (2.80%) Travis CI
12 9 (2.52%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 23 (6.44%) Finance
2 15 (4.20%) Banking
3 10 (2.80%) Law
4 9 (2.52%) Legal
5 5 (1.40%) Games
6 4 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.84%) Retail
8 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 184 (51.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 49 (13.73%) Developer
3 41 (11.48%) AWS Engineer
4 40 (11.20%) AWS DevOps
5 35 (9.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 28 (7.84%) Consultant
7 22 (6.16%) Senior DevOps
8 21 (5.88%) DevOps Consultant
9 18 (5.04%) Azure DevOps
9 18 (5.04%) Azure Engineer
9 18 (5.04%) Java Developer
10 16 (4.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 16 (4.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 14 (3.92%) Full Stack Developer
12 13 (3.64%) Architect
13 12 (3.36%) Lead DevOps
14 11 (3.08%) Lead DevOps Engineer
15 10 (2.80%) Cloud Engineer
15 10 (2.80%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 9 (2.52%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (13.45%) .NET
2 25 (7.00%) Elastic Stack
3 24 (6.72%) AngularJS
4 21 (5.88%) Web Services
5 16 (4.48%) JSON
5 16 (4.48%) React
6 12 (3.36%) CSS
6 12 (3.36%) Node.js
6 12 (3.36%) Spring Boot
7 11 (3.08%) HTML
7 11 (3.08%) Spring
7 11 (3.08%) XML
8 9 (2.52%) ASP.NET
8 9 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (2.52%) REST
9 8 (2.24%) RESTful
9 8 (2.24%) SOAP
9 8 (2.24%) WCF
10 7 (1.96%) jQuery
11 6 (1.68%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.04%) Public Cloud
2 13 (3.64%) Security Operations Centre
3 10 (2.80%) User Experience
4 9 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.24%) Cyberattack
5 8 (2.24%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.96%) Cloud Native
6 7 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.12%) Smart Energy
7 4 (1.12%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.12%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.84%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.56%) Chip and PIN
9 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.56%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Blog
10 1 (0.28%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.28%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 120 (33.61%) Linux
2 47 (13.17%) Windows
3 24 (6.72%) Unix
4 16 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (4.20%) Windows Server
6 13 (3.64%) CentOS
7 8 (2.24%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.56%) AIX
8 2 (0.56%) Android
8 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
3 63 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 58 (16.25%) Scrum
5 56 (15.69%) Configuration Management
6 54 (15.13%) Microservices
7 45 (12.61%) Open Source
8 36 (10.08%) TDD
9 32 (8.96%) Infrastructure as Code
10 26 (7.28%) Kanban
11 23 (6.44%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 23 (6.44%) OO
12 22 (6.16%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (5.32%) Migration
13 19 (5.32%) Software Engineering
14 18 (5.04%) Deployment Automation
15 17 (4.76%) BDD
16 16 (4.48%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (4.48%) OOP
16 16 (4.48%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 78 (21.85%) Python
2 67 (18.77%) Bash Shell
3 60 (16.81%) Java
4 41 (11.48%) JavaScript
5 31 (8.68%) PowerShell
6 24 (6.72%) C#
6 24 (6.72%) SQL
7 20 (5.60%) Ruby
8 11 (3.08%) Java 8
9 10 (2.80%) PHP
10 9 (2.52%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.24%) Perl
12 6 (1.68%) Go
12 6 (1.68%) Scala
13 5 (1.40%) C++
14 4 (1.12%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.84%) Groovy
15 3 (0.84%) XPath
16 2 (0.56%) Fortran
16 2 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (10.36%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.12%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.24%) AWS Certification
4 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.12%) MCITP
5 4 (1.12%) MCTS
6 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.28%) CCDP
6 1 (0.28%) CCNP
6 1 (0.28%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.28%) CISM
6 1 (0.28%) CISSP
6 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) GIAC
6 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.28%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (1.68%) QA
2 3 (0.84%) NIST
2 3 (0.84%) NIST 800
2 3 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.56%) PA-DSS
3 2 (0.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.28%) PSD2
4 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 123 (34.45%) Docker
2 16 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.68%) Snort
5 4 (1.12%) Cygwin
5 4 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.84%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.56%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.56%) Xen
7 2 (0.56%) XenApp
8 1 (0.28%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.28%) etcd
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.28%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.28%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 108 (30.25%) Terraform
2 101 (28.29%) Puppet
3 97 (27.17%) Kubernetes
4 89 (24.93%) Ansible
5 83 (23.25%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (8.12%) Prometheus
7 24 (6.72%) Salt
8 23 (6.44%) Packer
9 11 (3.08%) Nagios
10 7 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (1.40%) HAProxy
11 5 (1.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (1.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 4 (1.12%) Consul
12 4 (1.12%) Grafana
12 4 (1.12%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.84%) Kibana
13 3 (0.84%) SCCM
14 1 (0.28%) SCOM
14 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 31 (8.68%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.00%) Google
3 16 (4.48%) Splunk
4 15 (4.20%) Oracle
5 9 (2.52%) VMware
6 8 (2.24%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.96%) AlienVault
8 6 (1.68%) Apple
8 6 (1.68%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.68%) Cisco
9 5 (1.40%) IBM
9 5 (1.40%) PagerDuty
9 5 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.12%) Axiomatics
10 4 (1.12%) Citrix
10 4 (1.12%) ForgeRock
10 4 (1.12%) Ping Identity
10 4 (1.12%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.84%) HP
11 3 (0.84%) Informatica