Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 December 2017 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
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 45 90
Rank change year-on-year +21 +45 +29
Contract jobs citing DevOps 182 135 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.30% 3.97% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.72% 4.71% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 99 46
Manchester median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £335 £390 £311
90th Percentile £600 £580 £525
North West median daily rate £485 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +7.78% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.62% - -
North West median hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year +84.62% - -

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 2357 2865 3136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.53% 84.24% 81.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 1815 1854
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 54 79
Manchester median hourly rate £18.75 £15.38 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% -19.08% +26.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.13 £11.20
90th Percentile £45.90 £42.63 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £27.50 £22.85 £30.15
% change year-on-year +20.38% -24.23% +69.86%

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 2017. 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 +3 10 £450 +5.88% 4
Salford +8 9 £400 -5.88%
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 94 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (39.56%) Linux
3 63 (34.62%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (32.42%) Python
5 55 (30.22%) Puppet
6 54 (29.67%) Docker
7 53 (29.12%) Ansible
8 50 (27.47%) Jenkins
9 43 (23.63%) Opscode Chef
10 41 (22.53%) Java
11 39 (21.43%) Git (software)
12 37 (20.33%) Bash Shell
13 35 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
13 35 (19.23%) JIRA
14 34 (18.68%) Windows
15 32 (17.58%) Test Automation
16 30 (16.48%) TDD
17 28 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (14.29%) Finance
18 26 (14.29%) Scrum
18 26 (14.29%) Web Services
18 26 (14.29%) SQL
18 26 (14.29%) Kubernetes
19 24 (13.19%) Configuration Management
20 23 (12.64%) Red Hat
20 23 (12.64%) CentOS
20 23 (12.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 22 (12.09%) Ruby
21 22 (12.09%) Microsoft
22 21 (11.54%) 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 20 (10.99%) Confluence
2 17 (9.34%) Apache
3 8 (4.40%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.85%) nginx
5 6 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.20%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.20%) JBoss
7 3 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.55%) Drupal
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (34.62%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.79%) PaaS
4 11 (6.04%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (6.04%) OpenShift
5 10 (5.49%) Amazon S3
6 9 (4.95%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (4.95%) Serverless
7 8 (4.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (4.40%) SaaS
8 7 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (3.85%) IaaS
9 3 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.65%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.65%) Office 365
10 2 (1.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (1.10%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (1.10%) CloudFront
10 2 (1.10%) GitHub
10 2 (1.10%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.85%) SAN
2 5 (2.75%) Internet
2 5 (2.75%) Network Security
3 3 (1.65%) HTTP
3 3 (1.65%) SMS
4 2 (1.10%) Firewall
4 2 (1.10%) LAN
4 2 (1.10%) LDAP
4 2 (1.10%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.10%) WAN
5 1 (0.55%) Converged Networks
5 1 (0.55%) DNS
5 1 (0.55%) FTP
5 1 (0.55%) Intranet
5 1 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.55%) SMTP
5 1 (0.55%) SSH
5 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.95%) Hadoop
2 9 (4.95%) MySQL
3 8 (4.40%) Big Data
4 7 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (2.75%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.75%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.10%) Redis
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.55%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.55%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (27.47%) Jenkins
2 39 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 35 (19.23%) JIRA
4 19 (10.44%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (6.59%) Bitbucket
6 10 (5.49%) GitLab
7 8 (4.40%) Maven
8 5 (2.75%) Artifactory
8 5 (2.75%) JUnit
8 5 (2.75%) SonarQube
9 4 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (2.20%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.20%) Vagrant
10 3 (1.65%) ClearCase
10 3 (1.65%) ClearQuest
10 3 (1.65%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.65%) Grunt
10 3 (1.65%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.10%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.10%) Mocha
General
1 26 (14.29%) Finance
2 11 (6.04%) Games
3 7 (3.85%) Marketing
4 5 (2.75%) Electronics
4 5 (2.75%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.75%) Retail
4 5 (2.75%) Retail Finance
4 5 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.20%) Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Online Betting
6 2 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 91 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (15.93%) Developer
3 19 (10.44%) AWS DevOps
3 19 (10.44%) AWS Engineer
4 18 (9.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 15 (8.24%) Architect
6 13 (7.14%) Scrum Master
7 12 (6.59%) Agile Scrum Master
7 12 (6.59%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 8 (4.40%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (4.40%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 8 (4.40%) Operations Engineer
8 8 (4.40%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.30%) Administrator
9 6 (3.30%) Cloud Architect
10 5 (2.75%) Consultant
10 5 (2.75%) JIRA Engineer
10 5 (2.75%) Senior Developer
10 5 (2.75%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.29%) Web Services
2 18 (9.89%) .NET
3 17 (9.34%) RESTful
4 12 (6.59%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (6.04%) Velocity
5 11 (6.04%) XML
6 10 (5.49%) JSON
7 9 (4.95%) AngularJS
7 9 (4.95%) Apache Camel
8 8 (4.40%) Apache CXF
8 8 (4.40%) HTML
9 7 (3.85%) ASP.NET
9 7 (3.85%) Middleware
9 7 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (3.30%) CSS
10 6 (3.30%) Gherkin
10 6 (3.30%) REST
10 6 (3.30%) Spring Boot
10 6 (3.30%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.85%) Public Cloud
2 7 (3.85%) Virtual Team
3 6 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.20%) iPad
5 3 (1.65%) Fintech
5 3 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.10%) Wiki
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (39.56%) Linux
2 34 (18.68%) Windows
3 23 (12.64%) CentOS
3 23 (12.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (5.49%) Unix
5 9 (4.95%) Ubuntu
6 7 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.75%) Debian
7 5 (2.75%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.65%) Kali Linux
9 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.55%) AIX
10 1 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.55%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.55%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (17.58%) Test Automation
3 30 (16.48%) TDD
4 28 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (14.29%) Scrum
6 24 (13.19%) Configuration Management
7 21 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 20 (10.99%) BDD
9 17 (9.34%) Kanban
10 15 (8.24%) Open Source
11 12 (6.59%) Mentoring
11 12 (6.59%) User Stories
12 11 (6.04%) ITIL
12 11 (6.04%) Microservices
13 10 (5.49%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (5.49%) Cybersecurity
14 8 (4.40%) MVC
14 8 (4.40%) Software Architecture
15 7 (3.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 6 (3.30%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 59 (32.42%) Python
2 41 (22.53%) Java
3 37 (20.33%) Bash Shell
4 26 (14.29%) SQL
5 22 (12.09%) Ruby
6 20 (10.99%) JavaScript
7 14 (7.69%) C#
7 14 (7.69%) PowerShell
8 11 (6.04%) Perl
8 11 (6.04%) PHP
9 10 (5.49%) Groovy
10 7 (3.85%) C++
11 6 (3.30%) Go
11 6 (3.30%) Scala
11 6 (3.30%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.10%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.55%) Jython
13 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 14 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 13 (7.14%) PMP
3 5 (2.75%) Degree
4 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.10%) CCDP
4 2 (1.10%) CCNP
4 2 (1.10%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.10%) CISM
4 2 (1.10%) CISSP
4 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.95%) GPG13
2 4 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.10%) GCP
4 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 54 (29.67%) Docker
2 7 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.30%) KVM
3 6 (3.30%) LXC
4 4 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (1.10%) etcd
5 2 (1.10%) flannel
6 1 (0.55%) Firmware
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.55%) NFS
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 55 (30.22%) Puppet
2 53 (29.12%) Ansible
3 43 (23.63%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (14.29%) Kubernetes
5 18 (9.89%) Terraform
6 9 (4.95%) Nagios
6 9 (4.95%) Packer
7 6 (3.30%) Kibana
7 6 (3.30%) Mesos
8 5 (2.75%) logstash
9 3 (1.65%) Icinga
10 2 (1.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (1.10%) Nessus
10 2 (1.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (1.10%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.55%) Salt
11 1 (0.55%) SCCM
11 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.55%) yum
Vendors
1 23 (12.64%) Red Hat
2 22 (12.09%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.79%) VMware
4 14 (7.69%) Atlassian
5 7 (3.85%) Splunk
6 6 (3.30%) Google
6 6 (3.30%) Oracle
7 5 (2.75%) SAP
8 4 (2.20%) Cisco
8 4 (2.20%) NetApp
9 3 (1.65%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.65%) New Relic
10 2 (1.10%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.10%) F5
10 2 (1.10%) Imperva
10 2 (1.10%) Juniper
10 2 (1.10%) Rapid7
10 2 (1.10%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.10%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.55%) Informatica