Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 23 45
Rank change year-on-year +12 +22 +46
Contract jobs citing DevOps 323 190 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.87% 6.78% 4.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.11% 8.11% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 128 111
Manchester median daily rate £513 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £335 £390
90th Percentile £700 £578 £575
North West median daily rate £500 £477 £450
% change year-on-year +4.93% +5.89% +2.86%
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 2,464 2,344 2,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.94% 83.62% 86.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,592 1,525 1,724
Manchester median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £585 £550
North West median daily rate £413 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +2.61% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 90 49
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +20.97% -38.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.68 £11.18
90th Percentile £33.60 £40.43 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.78 £21.52
% change year-on-year +8.59% +1.20% -28.62%

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 January 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 16 January 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
Bury - 6 £363 - 2
Sale - 6 £390 -
Stockport +1 1 £425 -5.56% 2
Salford -4 1 £350 -12.50% 2
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 136 (42.11%) Java
2 129 (39.94%) Jenkins
3 126 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (36.22%) Docker
5 116 (35.91%) Amazon AWS
6 112 (34.67%) Terraform
7 99 (30.65%) Ansible
8 97 (30.03%) Microsoft Azure
8 97 (30.03%) Puppet
9 92 (28.48%) Python
10 84 (26.01%) Opscode Chef
11 77 (23.84%) Linux
12 65 (20.12%) Continuous Integration
13 64 (19.81%) TDD
14 62 (19.20%) .NET
15 58 (17.96%) Microsoft
16 56 (17.34%) Test Automation
17 54 (16.72%) Java 8
18 52 (16.10%) Open Source
19 51 (15.79%) Configuration Management
20 50 (15.48%) Microservices
21 49 (15.17%) Git (software)
22 46 (14.24%) Spring
23 45 (13.93%) Maven
24 43 (13.31%) Gradle
25 41 (12.69%) nginx
26 39 (12.07%) Shell Script
27 37 (11.46%) Scrum
28 36 (11.15%) BDD
28 36 (11.15%) AWS CloudFormation

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 41 (12.69%) nginx
2 24 (7.43%) Cloud Foundry
3 21 (6.50%) Tomcat
4 18 (5.57%) IIS
5 17 (5.26%) Apache
6 14 (4.33%) Confluence
6 14 (4.33%) SharePoint
7 11 (3.41%) Jetty
7 11 (3.41%) Mongrel
7 11 (3.41%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.48%) Drupal
9 7 (2.17%) CMS
9 7 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.93%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.62%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.62%) SAS
11 2 (0.62%) Tuxedo
11 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (4.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.24%) Magento
3 3 (0.93%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.62%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 116 (35.91%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (30.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (11.15%) AWS CloudFormation
4 35 (10.84%) PaaS
5 27 (8.36%) Amazon EC2
6 25 (7.74%) npm
7 21 (6.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (5.57%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (4.02%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (3.10%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (3.10%) Google App Engine
10 10 (3.10%) SaaS
11 9 (2.79%) GitHub
12 8 (2.48%) IaaS
13 7 (2.17%) Boomi
14 6 (1.86%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (1.86%) OpenShift
14 6 (1.86%) Serverless
14 6 (1.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.12%) TCP/IP
2 21 (6.50%) HTTP
3 20 (6.19%) DNS
4 18 (5.57%) Firewall
5 16 (4.95%) DHCP
6 15 (4.64%) FTP
6 15 (4.64%) IPsec
6 15 (4.64%) SSL
7 12 (3.72%) VPN
8 5 (1.55%) VLAN
9 4 (1.24%) Network Security
10 2 (0.62%) Internet
11 1 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.84%) MySQL
2 29 (8.98%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.10%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (3.10%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (2.48%) Pentaho
7 6 (1.86%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.86%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.55%) Big Data
8 5 (1.55%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.55%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.24%) Power BI
9 4 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.93%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.93%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.93%) EDRMS
10 3 (0.93%) Impala
Development Applications
1 129 (39.94%) Jenkins
2 49 (15.17%) Git (software)
3 45 (13.93%) Maven
4 43 (13.31%) Gradle
5 36 (11.15%) Travis CI
6 27 (8.36%) JUnit
6 27 (8.36%) Visual Studio Team System
7 25 (7.74%) gulp
8 24 (7.43%) CircleCI
8 24 (7.43%) IBM UrbanCode
9 23 (7.12%) Selenium
10 20 (6.19%) JIRA
11 15 (4.64%) Gatling
11 15 (4.64%) Spock
12 11 (3.41%) Artifactory
12 11 (3.41%) Cucumber
12 11 (3.41%) IntelliJ
12 11 (3.41%) TeamCity
13 10 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (2.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (4.33%) Retail
2 12 (3.72%) Finance
3 7 (2.17%) Banking
4 5 (1.55%) Law
5 3 (0.93%) Aerospace
5 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.93%) Military
6 1 (0.31%) Electronics
6 1 (0.31%) Games
6 1 (0.31%) Marketing
6 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 129 (39.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 77 (23.84%) Developer
3 35 (10.84%) AWS Engineer
3 35 (10.84%) Java Developer
4 24 (7.43%) Consultant
4 24 (7.43%) Java Engineer
5 22 (6.81%) AWS DevOps
5 22 (6.81%) Azure Engineer
6 20 (6.19%) Architect
6 20 (6.19%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 19 (5.88%) Agile Developer
7 19 (5.88%) AWS Developer
7 19 (5.88%) Azure DevOps
8 17 (5.26%) Agile Java Developer
8 17 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 16 (4.95%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 14 (4.33%) .NET Developer
11 12 (3.72%) DevOps Consultant
11 12 (3.72%) Senior Java Developer
12 11 (3.41%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (19.20%) .NET
2 46 (14.24%) Spring
3 36 (11.15%) Elastic Stack
4 29 (8.98%) Hibernate
5 28 (8.67%) Node.js
6 27 (8.36%) Spring Boot
7 23 (7.12%) JSON
8 17 (5.26%) RESTful
8 17 (5.26%) Web Services
9 14 (4.33%) Dropwizard
9 14 (4.33%) REST
9 14 (4.33%) Servlets
10 13 (4.02%) .NET Framework
11 12 (3.72%) J2EE
11 12 (3.72%) XML
12 11 (3.41%) AngularJS
12 11 (3.41%) Middleware
13 9 (2.79%) ASP.NET
13 9 (2.79%) CSS
14 8 (2.48%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.64%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (3.41%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.55%) Data Centre
3 5 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.24%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (0.93%) Public Cloud
5 3 (0.93%) User Experience
6 1 (0.31%) Clustering
6 1 (0.31%) CMDB
6 1 (0.31%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.31%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.31%) Fintech
6 1 (0.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.31%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.31%) PKI
6 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (23.84%) Linux
2 34 (10.53%) Windows
3 16 (4.95%) Unix
4 12 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.48%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.93%) Android
6 3 (0.93%) CentOS
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (20.12%) Continuous Integration
3 64 (19.81%) TDD
4 56 (17.34%) Test Automation
5 52 (16.10%) Open Source
6 51 (15.79%) Configuration Management
7 50 (15.48%) Microservices
8 37 (11.46%) Scrum
9 36 (11.15%) BDD
10 31 (9.60%) Continuous Delivery
11 24 (7.43%) Deployment Automation
12 18 (5.57%) Unit Testing
13 17 (5.26%) Continuous Deployment
13 17 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (4.95%) MVC
14 16 (4.95%) Technical Leadership
15 15 (4.64%) E-Commerce
16 14 (4.33%) Kanban
17 13 (4.02%) CRM
17 13 (4.02%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 136 (42.11%) Java
2 92 (28.48%) Python
3 54 (16.72%) Java 8
4 39 (12.07%) Shell Script
5 35 (10.84%) Bash Shell
6 33 (10.22%) C#
7 27 (8.36%) Groovy
7 27 (8.36%) SQL
8 24 (7.43%) PHP
9 17 (5.26%) PowerShell
10 14 (4.33%) JavaScript
10 14 (4.33%) Ruby
11 6 (1.86%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.55%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.24%) Perl
13 4 (1.24%) Scala
14 3 (0.93%) C
14 3 (0.93%) Delphi
14 3 (0.93%) PHP 7
15 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (7.43%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.81%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.57%) Degree
4 10 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.93%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.62%) MCSE
9 1 (0.31%) CISM
9 1 (0.31%) CISSP
9 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.62%) GDPR
1 2 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 117 (36.22%) Docker
2 28 (8.67%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.41%) Active Directory
4 11 (3.41%) Xen
5 3 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 112 (34.67%) Terraform
2 99 (30.65%) Ansible
3 97 (30.03%) Puppet
4 84 (26.01%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (10.22%) Kubernetes
6 19 (5.88%) Salt
7 14 (4.33%) Packer
8 11 (3.41%) Prometheus
9 7 (2.17%) logstash
10 3 (0.93%) Kibana
11 2 (0.62%) Grafana
11 2 (0.62%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.62%) SCOM
11 2 (0.62%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.62%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.31%) Consul
12 1 (0.31%) Nagios
12 1 (0.31%) Rancher
12 1 (0.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (17.96%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.43%) Google
3 22 (6.81%) Oracle
4 15 (4.64%) VMware
5 10 (3.10%) Red Hat
6 9 (2.79%) PagerDuty
7 8 (2.48%) Cisco
7 8 (2.48%) Splunk
8 7 (2.17%) Dell
8 7 (2.17%) Informatica
8 7 (2.17%) MuleSoft
9 6 (1.86%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.24%) Black Duck
11 3 (0.93%) Adobe
11 3 (0.93%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.93%) Capita
11 3 (0.93%) SAP
11 3 (0.93%) Zend
12 2 (0.62%) Hortonworks
12 2 (0.62%) hybris