Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 35 62
Rank change year-on-year +21 +27 +57
Contract jobs citing DevOps 281 154 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 8.60% 5.38% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.18% 6.54% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 104 79
Manchester median daily rate £475 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £359 £325 £383
90th Percentile £700 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £485 £450 £452
% change year-on-year +7.78% -0.44% +3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Manchester median hourly rate £170.00 £42.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.00% +30.77% -
10th Percentile £160.00 £40.38 £28.75
90th Percentile £180.00 £44.63 £36.25
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +30.77% -

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 2,761 2,354 3,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 84.49% 82.19% 83.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,793 1,445 1,891
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £250
90th Percentile £575 £541 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 72 58
Manchester median hourly rate £25.36 £18.75 £15.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.24% +21.40% -0.35%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £10.85
90th Percentile £41.40 £45.00 £40.45
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -32.43% +29.63% -1.82%

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 15 August 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
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 15 August 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 +4 19 £603 +41.88% 3
Stockport -2 3 £425 - 4
Rochdale - 2 £425 -
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 137 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (35.59%) Amazon AWS
3 97 (34.52%) Puppet
4 86 (30.60%) Python
5 83 (29.54%) Jenkins
6 81 (28.83%) Docker
7 78 (27.76%) Java
8 75 (26.69%) Ansible
9 69 (24.56%) Linux
10 61 (21.71%) Opscode Chef
11 60 (21.35%) Continuous Integration
12 54 (19.22%) Terraform
13 53 (18.86%) Scrum
14 49 (17.44%) Microservices
15 48 (17.08%) Kubernetes
15 48 (17.08%) Microsoft Azure
16 47 (16.73%) Git (software)
16 47 (16.73%) TDD
17 46 (16.37%) Test Automation
18 45 (16.01%) .NET
19 41 (14.59%) Configuration Management
20 40 (14.23%) Microsoft
21 39 (13.88%) Bash Shell
22 34 (12.10%) JIRA
23 33 (11.74%) Continuous Delivery
24 32 (11.39%) Ruby
25 31 (11.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 29 (10.32%) JavaScript
27 28 (9.96%) C#
27 28 (9.96%) Spring

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 19 (6.76%) Confluence
2 14 (4.98%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (4.63%) nginx
4 5 (1.78%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.78%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.78%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.78%) WildFly
5 4 (1.42%) SAS
6 3 (1.07%) Apache
6 3 (1.07%) CMS
6 3 (1.07%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.71%) Drupal
7 2 (0.71%) IIS
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon Alexa
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.71%) Magento
1 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 100 (35.59%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (17.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (9.61%) SaaS
4 24 (8.54%) PaaS
5 13 (4.63%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (4.63%) GitHub
5 13 (4.63%) IaaS
6 12 (4.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (4.27%) npm
7 11 (3.91%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (2.85%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (2.85%) Serverless
9 5 (1.78%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.42%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (1.42%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.42%) CloudFront
10 4 (1.42%) iPaaS
10 4 (1.42%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.20%) Firewall
2 8 (2.85%) HTTP
2 8 (2.85%) VPN
3 7 (2.49%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.14%) DNS
5 5 (1.78%) SMS
6 4 (1.42%) Skype
7 3 (1.07%) DHCP
7 3 (1.07%) FTP
7 3 (1.07%) IPsec
7 3 (1.07%) SSL
8 2 (0.71%) BGP
8 2 (0.71%) Converged Networks
8 2 (0.71%) Internet
8 2 (0.71%) Junos
8 2 (0.71%) MPLS
8 2 (0.71%) OSPF
8 2 (0.71%) RTP
8 2 (0.71%) SNMP
8 2 (0.71%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.63%) Big Data
3 10 (3.56%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (3.56%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (2.49%) MySQL
6 4 (1.42%) DB2
6 4 (1.42%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.07%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.71%) Redis
8 2 (0.71%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 83 (29.54%) Jenkins
2 47 (16.73%) Git (software)
3 34 (12.10%) JIRA
4 14 (4.98%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (4.63%) Gradle
5 13 (4.63%) gulp
6 12 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (3.91%) Maven
7 11 (3.91%) Selenium
7 11 (3.91%) TeamCity
7 11 (3.91%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (3.56%) CircleCI
8 10 (3.56%) Travis CI
8 10 (3.56%) Vagrant
9 9 (3.20%) Bitbucket
9 9 (3.20%) eggPlant
9 9 (3.20%) SonarQube
10 8 (2.85%) IBM UrbanCode
10 8 (2.85%) IntelliJ
11 5 (1.78%) PyCharm
General
1 13 (4.63%) Finance
2 12 (4.27%) Law
2 12 (4.27%) Legal
3 7 (2.49%) Banking
4 6 (2.14%) Marketing
5 5 (1.78%) Electronics
5 5 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.42%) Games
7 3 (1.07%) Retail
8 2 (0.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 130 (46.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 59 (21.00%) Developer
3 37 (13.17%) AWS DevOps
4 35 (12.46%) Architect
4 35 (12.46%) AWS Engineer
5 33 (11.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 26 (9.25%) Java Developer
7 18 (6.41%) Cloud Engineer
7 18 (6.41%) Senior DevOps
8 16 (5.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 14 (4.98%) Consultant
10 12 (4.27%) .NET Developer
11 11 (3.91%) Platform Engineer
12 10 (3.56%) DevOps Consultant
12 10 (3.56%) Lead DevOps
13 9 (3.20%) Analyst
13 9 (3.20%) Technical Architect
14 8 (2.85%) AWS Consultant
14 8 (2.85%) Azure DevOps
14 8 (2.85%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (16.01%) .NET
2 28 (9.96%) Spring
3 26 (9.25%) Web Services
4 24 (8.54%) Node.js
5 23 (8.19%) JSON
6 20 (7.12%) Spring Boot
7 17 (6.05%) REST
8 14 (4.98%) CSS
8 14 (4.98%) RESTful
9 13 (4.63%) HTML
10 12 (4.27%) XML
11 11 (3.91%) ASP.NET
11 11 (3.91%) React
12 10 (3.56%) .NET Framework
12 10 (3.56%) AngularJS
12 10 (3.56%) Hibernate
13 9 (3.20%) Dropwizard
13 9 (3.20%) Redux
13 9 (3.20%) SOAP
14 8 (2.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.47%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (3.91%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.20%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (2.85%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.49%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.14%) iPad
6 6 (2.14%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.42%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.42%) Web 2.0
8 3 (1.07%) Clustering
8 3 (1.07%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.71%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.71%) Fintech
10 1 (0.36%) CMDB
10 1 (0.36%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.36%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 69 (24.56%) Linux
2 31 (11.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (8.54%) Windows
4 13 (4.63%) Unix
5 12 (4.27%) CentOS
6 8 (2.85%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.42%) Android
8 2 (0.71%) Debian
8 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (21.35%) Continuous Integration
3 53 (18.86%) Scrum
4 49 (17.44%) Microservices
5 47 (16.73%) TDD
6 46 (16.37%) Test Automation
7 41 (14.59%) Configuration Management
8 33 (11.74%) Continuous Delivery
9 28 (9.96%) Deployment Automation
10 27 (9.61%) ITIL
11 23 (8.19%) Open Source
12 18 (6.41%) BDD
12 18 (6.41%) MVC
13 16 (5.69%) Software Engineering
14 15 (5.34%) Service Management
15 14 (4.98%) Data Management
15 14 (4.98%) Migration
15 14 (4.98%) User Stories
16 13 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (4.63%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 86 (30.60%) Python
2 78 (27.76%) Java
3 39 (13.88%) Bash Shell
4 32 (11.39%) Ruby
5 29 (10.32%) JavaScript
6 28 (9.96%) C#
7 20 (7.12%) Shell Script
8 18 (6.41%) PHP
9 17 (6.05%) Groovy
9 17 (6.05%) Java 8
10 15 (5.34%) SQL
11 9 (3.20%) Go
11 9 (3.20%) Perl
12 7 (2.49%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.42%) Delphi
13 4 (1.42%) Scala
14 3 (1.07%) ES6
14 3 (1.07%) XPath
15 2 (0.71%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 18 (6.41%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.63%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (2.49%) CCDP
4 7 (2.49%) CCNP
4 7 (2.49%) Chartered Engineer
4 7 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.49%) CISM
4 7 (2.49%) CISSP
5 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.78%) MCSE
7 4 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.42%) Degree
7 4 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.71%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.41%) QA
2 7 (2.49%) GCP
System Software
1 81 (28.83%) Docker
2 13 (4.63%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (3.91%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.71%) KVM
4 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.36%) Gluster
5 1 (0.36%) iptables
5 1 (0.36%) NFS
5 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 97 (34.52%) Puppet
2 75 (26.69%) Ansible
3 61 (21.71%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (19.22%) Terraform
5 48 (17.08%) Kubernetes
6 10 (3.56%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (2.49%) Salt
8 5 (1.78%) Kibana
8 5 (1.78%) SCOM
8 5 (1.78%) SCVMM
9 4 (1.42%) logstash
10 3 (1.07%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.07%) HAProxy
10 3 (1.07%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.71%) collectd
11 2 (0.71%) Consul
11 2 (0.71%) Grafana
11 2 (0.71%) Icinga
11 2 (0.71%) Observium
11 2 (0.71%) Packer
Vendors
1 40 (14.23%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.76%) Oracle
3 13 (4.63%) Atlassian
3 13 (4.63%) ServiceNow
4 11 (3.91%) Cisco
5 8 (2.85%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.85%) Splunk
6 7 (2.49%) Google
6 7 (2.49%) Informatica
7 6 (2.14%) Capita
7 6 (2.14%) IBM
7 6 (2.14%) SAP
7 6 (2.14%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.78%) Blue Prism
8 5 (1.78%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.78%) PeopleSoft
8 5 (1.78%) webMethods
9 4 (1.42%) VMware
10 3 (1.07%) hybris
10 3 (1.07%) SolarWinds