Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 27 52
Rank change year-on-year +16 +25 +48
Contract jobs citing DevOps 298 168 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.54% 5.68% 3.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.65% 6.92% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 112 94
Manchester median daily rate £500 £456 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -4.45% +6.11%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £390
90th Percentile £700 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £500 £483 £450
% change year-on-year +3.63% +7.22% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Manchester median hourly rate - £65.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.00% -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -46.15% +100.00% -

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 2,557 2,429 3,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.85% 82.17% 85.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,643 1,547 1,934
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 87 65
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +22.58% -20.51%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.75 £11.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -19.41% +22.73% -27.92%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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
Bury - 6 £363 -
Sale - 6 £390 -
Salford -9 3 £350 -12.50% 2
Stockport -2 2 £438 - 5
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 132 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (43.96%) Java
3 110 (36.91%) Jenkins
4 109 (36.58%) Docker
5 103 (34.56%) Amazon AWS
6 97 (32.55%) Ansible
7 93 (31.21%) Puppet
8 91 (30.54%) Terraform
9 89 (29.87%) Python
10 76 (25.50%) Opscode Chef
11 69 (23.15%) TDD
12 58 (19.46%) Continuous Integration
12 58 (19.46%) Microsoft Azure
13 56 (18.79%) Microsoft
14 54 (18.12%) Linux
14 54 (18.12%) Spring
15 53 (17.79%) Test Automation
16 52 (17.45%) .NET
17 50 (16.78%) Microservices
18 49 (16.44%) Java 8
19 48 (16.11%) Scrum
20 47 (15.77%) Open Source
21 44 (14.77%) Git (software)
22 42 (14.09%) Configuration Management
23 38 (12.75%) Shell Script
23 38 (12.75%) Maven
24 37 (12.42%) Gradle
25 35 (11.74%) nginx
25 35 (11.74%) Kubernetes
26 34 (11.41%) Spring Boot

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 35 (11.74%) nginx
2 27 (9.06%) Cloud Foundry
3 16 (5.37%) Confluence
4 13 (4.36%) Apache
4 13 (4.36%) IIS
5 12 (4.03%) Tomcat
6 11 (3.69%) SharePoint
7 9 (3.02%) Jetty
7 9 (3.02%) Mongrel
7 9 (3.02%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.68%) Drupal
9 7 (2.35%) CMS
9 7 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.34%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.34%) SAS
11 3 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (1.01%) ArcGIS
11 3 (1.01%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.67%) Tuxedo
12 2 (0.67%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.01%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.34%) Magento
3 2 (0.67%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 103 (34.56%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (19.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (10.40%) PaaS
4 26 (8.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 24 (8.05%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (7.72%) npm
7 17 (5.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (5.37%) SaaS
9 14 (4.70%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (4.36%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (2.68%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (2.68%) Google App Engine
11 8 (2.68%) IaaS
12 7 (2.35%) Boomi
12 7 (2.35%) GitHub
13 5 (1.68%) Amazon S3
13 5 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (1.68%) OpenShift
13 5 (1.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.03%) Firewall
2 14 (4.70%) DNS
3 13 (4.36%) HTTP
4 12 (4.03%) DHCP
4 12 (4.03%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.69%) FTP
5 11 (3.69%) IPsec
6 10 (3.36%) SSL
7 7 (2.35%) VPN
8 2 (0.67%) BGP
8 2 (0.67%) IPFIX
8 2 (0.67%) Junos
8 2 (0.67%) MPLS
8 2 (0.67%) MRTG
8 2 (0.67%) Network Security
8 2 (0.67%) OSPF
8 2 (0.67%) SNMP
8 2 (0.67%) TACACS
9 1 (0.34%) AMQP
9 1 (0.34%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.07%) MySQL
2 28 (9.40%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (5.03%) SQL Server
4 12 (4.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (2.68%) Hadoop
5 8 (2.68%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.35%) Big Data
7 6 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (2.01%) Pentaho
8 5 (1.68%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.68%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.34%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.67%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.67%) DB2
10 2 (0.67%) Impala
10 2 (0.67%) Power BI
10 2 (0.67%) Redis
10 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 110 (36.91%) Jenkins
2 44 (14.77%) Git (software)
3 38 (12.75%) Maven
4 37 (12.42%) Gradle
5 30 (10.07%) Travis CI
6 27 (9.06%) Visual Studio Team System
7 25 (8.39%) JIRA
8 23 (7.72%) gulp
9 21 (7.05%) CircleCI
9 21 (7.05%) IBM UrbanCode
10 20 (6.71%) Selenium
11 17 (5.70%) JUnit
12 16 (5.37%) IntelliJ
13 12 (4.03%) Gatling
13 12 (4.03%) Spock
14 10 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (3.02%) Artifactory
15 9 (3.02%) Vagrant
16 8 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
16 8 (2.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (4.70%) Retail
2 11 (3.69%) Banking
3 4 (1.34%) Finance
3 4 (1.34%) Law
4 3 (1.01%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.01%) Military
5 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.34%) Back Office
6 1 (0.34%) Games
6 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 125 (41.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 70 (23.49%) Developer
3 35 (11.74%) Java Developer
4 24 (8.05%) AWS Engineer
5 17 (5.70%) Architect
5 17 (5.70%) Azure Engineer
5 17 (5.70%) Java Engineer
6 16 (5.37%) AWS DevOps
7 14 (4.70%) AWS Developer
7 14 (4.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 13 (4.36%) Agile Developer
8 13 (4.36%) Agile Java Developer
8 13 (4.36%) Azure DevOps
9 12 (4.03%) Consultant
10 11 (3.69%) .NET Developer
10 11 (3.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 11 (3.69%) Senior DevOps
11 9 (3.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 8 (2.68%) Azure Consultant
12 8 (2.68%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (18.12%) Spring
2 52 (17.45%) .NET
3 34 (11.41%) Spring Boot
4 31 (10.40%) Node.js
5 30 (10.07%) Hibernate
6 27 (9.06%) Elastic Stack
7 24 (8.05%) JSON
8 22 (7.38%) Web Services
9 18 (6.04%) Dropwizard
9 18 (6.04%) RESTful
10 15 (5.03%) REST
10 15 (5.03%) XML
11 10 (3.36%) .NET Framework
11 10 (3.36%) J2EE
11 10 (3.36%) SOAP
12 9 (3.02%) Servlets
13 8 (2.68%) CSS
13 8 (2.68%) Entity Framework
13 8 (2.68%) React
13 8 (2.68%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.70%) Mobile App
2 10 (3.36%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.01%) iPad
6 4 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.67%) Clustering
7 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.67%) Fintech
7 2 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.67%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.67%) User Experience
8 1 (0.34%) CMDB
8 1 (0.34%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.34%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.34%) PKI
8 1 (0.34%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 54 (18.12%) Linux
2 22 (7.38%) Windows
3 19 (6.38%) Unix
4 12 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.02%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.01%) CentOS
7 4 (1.34%) Android
8 2 (0.67%) Debian
8 2 (0.67%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (23.15%) TDD
3 58 (19.46%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (17.79%) Test Automation
5 50 (16.78%) Microservices
6 48 (16.11%) Scrum
7 47 (15.77%) Open Source
8 42 (14.09%) Configuration Management
9 33 (11.07%) BDD
10 24 (8.05%) Deployment Automation
11 23 (7.72%) Continuous Delivery
12 21 (7.05%) E-Commerce
13 18 (6.04%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (5.37%) Continuous Deployment
14 16 (5.37%) Migration
14 16 (5.37%) Unit Testing
15 15 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (4.70%) Kanban
16 14 (4.70%) MVC
17 13 (4.36%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 131 (43.96%) Java
2 89 (29.87%) Python
3 49 (16.44%) Java 8
4 38 (12.75%) Shell Script
5 30 (10.07%) Groovy
6 28 (9.40%) C#
7 26 (8.72%) PHP
8 20 (6.71%) Bash Shell
8 20 (6.71%) SQL
9 13 (4.36%) PowerShell
10 12 (4.03%) JavaScript
10 12 (4.03%) Ruby
11 6 (2.01%) Perl
11 6 (2.01%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.68%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.01%) C
13 3 (1.01%) Delphi
13 3 (1.01%) PHP 7
13 3 (1.01%) Scala
14 2 (0.67%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 21 (7.05%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.04%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.69%) Degree
4 10 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.67%) CCDP
6 2 (0.67%) CCNP
6 2 (0.67%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.67%) CISM
6 2 (0.67%) CISSP
6 2 (0.67%) MCSE
6 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.34%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.01%) QA
System Software
1 109 (36.58%) Docker
2 26 (8.72%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.02%) Xen
5 7 (2.35%) Active Directory
6 5 (1.68%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.67%) KVM
8 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 97 (32.55%) Ansible
2 93 (31.21%) Puppet
3 91 (30.54%) Terraform
4 76 (25.50%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (11.74%) Kubernetes
6 11 (3.69%) Salt
7 6 (2.01%) Prometheus
8 5 (1.68%) Kibana
9 4 (1.34%) logstash
9 4 (1.34%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.01%) Nagios
11 2 (0.67%) Cacti
11 2 (0.67%) collectd
11 2 (0.67%) Grafana
11 2 (0.67%) Graphite
11 2 (0.67%) Icinga
11 2 (0.67%) Netcool
11 2 (0.67%) OpenNMS
11 2 (0.67%) SCOM
11 2 (0.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 56 (18.79%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.72%) Oracle
3 18 (6.04%) Google
4 16 (5.37%) VMware
5 12 (4.03%) Cisco
5 12 (4.03%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.02%) Informatica
7 8 (2.68%) Cloudera
8 7 (2.35%) Dell
8 7 (2.35%) MuleSoft
9 6 (2.01%) IBM
9 6 (2.01%) Splunk
10 5 (1.68%) Blue Prism
11 3 (1.01%) Adobe
11 3 (1.01%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.01%) PagerDuty
11 3 (1.01%) Zend
12 2 (0.67%) Ericsson
12 2 (0.67%) Huawei
12 2 (0.67%) Juniper