Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 30 44
Rank change year-on-year +20 +14 +56
Contract jobs citing DevOps 581 330 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.27% 6.07% 4.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.29% 7.28% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 261 200
North West median daily rate £500 £477 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +5.89% +2.86%
10th Percentile £368 £363 £349
90th Percentile £700 £625 £600
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +100.00% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £54.50
% change year-on-year -29.29% -9.17% -9.17%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,729 4,535 5,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.63% 83.36% 85.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,993 2,945 3,398
North West median daily rate £413 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.61% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £256
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 207 160
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.78 £21.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.59% +1.20% -28.62%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.05 £11.23
90th Percentile £49.08 £50.15 £51.84
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.26 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.04% -2.07% +5.56%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the North West

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in the North West

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in the North West over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in the North West

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps in the North West

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in the North West over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DevOps in the North West

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the North West 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
Manchester +12 323 £513 +17.14% 102
Cheshire +12 119 £450 -10.00% 34
Lancashire +14 93 £518 -3.27% 11
Merseyside -9 14 £510 +23.64% 8
Cumbria - 2 £450 -
DevOps
England

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 North West region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 236 (40.62%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (37.69%) Amazon AWS
3 213 (36.66%) Jenkins
4 187 (32.19%) Java
4 187 (32.19%) Docker
5 167 (28.74%) Puppet
6 166 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 164 (28.23%) Linux
8 158 (27.19%) Terraform
9 155 (26.68%) Python
10 150 (25.82%) Ansible
11 135 (23.24%) Continuous Integration
12 116 (19.97%) Git (software)
13 111 (19.10%) Microsoft
14 103 (17.73%) Test Automation
15 102 (17.56%) Opscode Chef
16 95 (16.35%) .NET
17 88 (15.15%) Microservices
18 87 (14.97%) Kubernetes
19 81 (13.94%) TDD
20 75 (12.91%) Windows
21 70 (12.05%) MySQL
21 70 (12.05%) Configuration Management
22 69 (11.88%) Scrum
23 68 (11.70%) Selenium
24 67 (11.53%) Amazon EC2
25 66 (11.36%) Oracle
26 61 (10.50%) Bash Shell
27 58 (9.98%) Open Source
27 58 (9.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 51 (8.78%) SharePoint
2 48 (8.26%) nginx
3 26 (4.48%) Apache
4 24 (4.13%) Cloud Foundry
4 24 (4.13%) Tomcat
5 23 (3.96%) Confluence
6 20 (3.44%) CMS
7 18 (3.10%) IIS
8 15 (2.58%) Tuxedo
9 13 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (2.24%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.89%) Jetty
10 11 (1.89%) Mongrel
10 11 (1.89%) Umbraco
11 9 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (1.38%) Drupal
13 5 (0.86%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.52%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 35 (6.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.69%) Magento
3 3 (0.52%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.52%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.34%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 219 (37.69%) Amazon AWS
2 166 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (11.53%) Amazon EC2
4 46 (7.92%) PaaS
5 45 (7.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 38 (6.54%) Cloud Computing
7 36 (6.20%) Amazon S3
8 28 (4.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 26 (4.48%) Route 53
10 25 (4.30%) npm
11 24 (4.13%) Amazon ELB
12 22 (3.79%) Boomi
12 22 (3.79%) Google Cloud Platform
12 22 (3.79%) OpenShift
13 19 (3.27%) IaaS
13 19 (3.27%) Serverless
14 17 (2.93%) Amazon SQS
14 17 (2.93%) SaaS
15 16 (2.75%) Dynamics 365
16 10 (1.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 49 (8.43%) HTTP
2 30 (5.16%) TCP/IP
3 25 (4.30%) DNS
4 22 (3.79%) SSL
5 21 (3.61%) Firewall
6 16 (2.75%) DHCP
6 16 (2.75%) VPN
7 15 (2.58%) FTP
7 15 (2.58%) IPsec
8 6 (1.03%) Internet
8 6 (1.03%) Network Security
9 5 (0.86%) VLAN
10 2 (0.34%) AMQP
10 2 (0.34%) ATM
10 2 (0.34%) Intranet
10 2 (0.34%) SAN
11 1 (0.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (0.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.17%) ICMP
11 1 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (12.05%) MySQL
2 47 (8.09%) PostgreSQL
3 42 (7.23%) SQL Server
4 36 (6.20%) MongoDB
5 26 (4.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 21 (3.61%) Hadoop
7 20 (3.44%) Big Data
8 19 (3.27%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (1.38%) Apache Hive
12 8 (1.38%) NoSQL
12 8 (1.38%) Pentaho
12 8 (1.38%) Power BI
12 8 (1.38%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.38%) Relational Database
13 7 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
14 5 (0.86%) Impala
15 4 (0.69%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 213 (36.66%) Jenkins
2 116 (19.97%) Git (software)
3 68 (11.70%) Selenium
4 55 (9.47%) JUnit
4 55 (9.47%) Maven
5 47 (8.09%) Visual Studio Team System
6 44 (7.57%) GitLab
6 44 (7.57%) Gradle
7 40 (6.88%) JIRA
7 40 (6.88%) SonarQube
8 38 (6.54%) gulp
9 36 (6.20%) Travis CI
10 32 (5.51%) Artifactory
11 30 (5.16%) Cucumber
12 29 (4.99%) JMeter
13 28 (4.82%) Visual Studio
14 26 (4.48%) Octopus Deploy
15 24 (4.13%) CircleCI
15 24 (4.13%) IBM UrbanCode
15 24 (4.13%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (5.51%) Finance
2 16 (2.75%) Retail
3 10 (1.72%) Banking
4 8 (1.38%) Law
5 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.52%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.52%) Games
6 3 (0.52%) Military
7 2 (0.34%) Electronics
7 2 (0.34%) Legal
7 2 (0.34%) Marketing
7 2 (0.34%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.17%) Billing
8 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 221 (38.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 120 (20.65%) Developer
3 77 (13.25%) AWS Engineer
4 52 (8.95%) AWS DevOps
5 51 (8.78%) Architect
6 50 (8.61%) Java Developer
7 45 (7.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 29 (4.99%) Consultant
9 28 (4.82%) Azure Engineer
10 26 (4.48%) Azure DevOps
10 26 (4.48%) Java Engineer
11 23 (3.96%) Technical Architect
12 21 (3.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 20 (3.44%) Senior Developer
14 19 (3.27%) Agile Developer
14 19 (3.27%) AWS Developer
14 19 (3.27%) Tester
15 18 (3.10%) .NET Developer
16 17 (2.93%) Agile Java Developer
17 16 (2.75%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (16.35%) .NET
2 52 (8.95%) Spring
2 52 (8.95%) Web Services
3 48 (8.26%) Node.js
4 46 (7.92%) Elastic Stack
5 33 (5.68%) Spring Boot
6 31 (5.34%) Hibernate
7 29 (4.99%) AngularJS
8 28 (4.82%) JSON
9 25 (4.30%) XML
10 24 (4.13%) Middleware
11 23 (3.96%) RESTful
11 23 (3.96%) SOAP
12 19 (3.27%) REST
12 19 (3.27%) Servlets
13 18 (3.10%) .NET Framework
13 18 (3.10%) CSS
14 16 (2.75%) J2EE
15 15 (2.58%) hapi
16 14 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.13%) Hybrid Cloud
2 15 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (2.41%) Mobile App
4 10 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.55%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.03%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.52%) Clustering
9 3 (0.52%) User Experience
10 2 (0.34%) NHS
10 2 (0.34%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.34%) Tandem
11 1 (0.17%) CMDB
11 1 (0.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.17%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.17%) PKI
11 1 (0.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 164 (28.23%) Linux
2 75 (12.91%) Windows
3 58 (9.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (4.99%) CentOS
5 23 (3.96%) Unix
5 23 (3.96%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.03%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.69%) Android
7 4 (0.69%) Debian
8 2 (0.34%) SUSE
8 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.17%) VME
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (40.62%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (23.24%) Continuous Integration
3 103 (17.73%) Test Automation
4 88 (15.15%) Microservices
5 81 (13.94%) TDD
6 70 (12.05%) Configuration Management
7 69 (11.88%) Scrum
8 58 (9.98%) Open Source
9 50 (8.61%) Deployment Automation
10 49 (8.43%) BDD
11 48 (8.26%) Continuous Delivery
12 43 (7.40%) Continuous Deployment
13 36 (6.20%) CRM
14 27 (4.65%) Migration
15 25 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (3.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 23 (3.96%) Problem-Solving
17 22 (3.79%) B2C
18 21 (3.61%) ITIL
18 21 (3.61%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 187 (32.19%) Java
2 155 (26.68%) Python
3 61 (10.50%) Bash Shell
4 58 (9.98%) SQL
5 57 (9.81%) C#
6 55 (9.47%) Java 8
7 54 (9.29%) Shell Script
8 37 (6.37%) Ruby
9 32 (5.51%) PHP
10 31 (5.34%) JavaScript
11 29 (4.99%) Groovy
12 26 (4.48%) PowerShell
13 22 (3.79%) Perl
14 8 (1.38%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.03%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.86%) PHP 7
16 5 (0.86%) Scala
17 4 (0.69%) C
18 3 (0.52%) Delphi
18 3 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 47 (8.09%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.85%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.44%) AWS Certification
3 20 (3.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 19 (3.27%) Degree
5 12 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.03%) CCA
8 2 (0.34%) ISEB
8 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.34%) MCSE
8 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.17%) CISM
9 1 (0.17%) CISSP
9 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.10%) QA
2 3 (0.52%) GDPR
2 3 (0.52%) PMO
3 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 187 (32.19%) Docker
2 32 (5.51%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (3.27%) Active Directory
4 17 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.89%) Xen
6 6 (1.03%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 167 (28.74%) Puppet
2 158 (27.19%) Terraform
3 150 (25.82%) Ansible
4 102 (17.56%) Opscode Chef
5 87 (14.97%) Kubernetes
6 34 (5.85%) Packer
7 30 (5.16%) Prometheus
8 26 (4.48%) Salt
9 21 (3.61%) Grafana
10 17 (2.93%) Rancher
11 7 (1.20%) logstash
12 4 (0.69%) BladeLogic
13 3 (0.52%) CA Service Virtualization
13 3 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.52%) Kibana
13 3 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.34%) Rundeck
14 2 (0.34%) SCOM
14 2 (0.34%) SCVMM
14 2 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 111 (19.10%) Microsoft
2 66 (11.36%) Oracle
3 36 (6.20%) Red Hat
4 30 (5.16%) VMware
5 27 (4.65%) Google
6 23 (3.96%) Dell
7 20 (3.44%) Black Duck
8 19 (3.27%) Cloudera
9 13 (2.24%) Hortonworks
10 9 (1.55%) MuleSoft
10 9 (1.55%) PagerDuty
11 8 (1.38%) Cisco
11 8 (1.38%) Splunk
12 7 (1.20%) Informatica
13 4 (0.69%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.69%) SAP
14 3 (0.52%) Adobe
14 3 (0.52%) CA
14 3 (0.52%) Tableau
14 3 (0.52%) Zend