Period
to 29 November 2020

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 29 November 2020 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
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 16 12
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 +24
Contract jobs citing DevOps 242 470 538
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 11.03% 8.76% 9.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.30% 10.36% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 359 408
Median daily rate £476 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.90% - +5.10%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £364
90th Percentile £600 £628 £700
England median daily rate £500 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £48.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.57% -46.15%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +10.53% +2.15%

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 1,819 4,536 4,965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.87% 84.55% 83.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,115 2,926 3,137
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £210 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 203 291
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.80 £21.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.28% +4.78% -19.41%
10th Percentile £10.91 £11.39 £11.88
90th Percentile £56.75 £53.75 £49.23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% +9.09% -4.35%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the North West.

Daily rate trend for DevOps in the North West

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the North West over the 6 months to 29 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in the North West

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the North West.

Hourly rate trend 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 29 November 2020. 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 +1 133 £485 -2.02% 141
Cheshire +41 60 £416 -16.75% 31
Lancashire +21 22 £525 -4.55% 11
Cumbria - 10 £520 - 1
Merseyside -4 6 £520 +4.00% 16
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 29 November 2020, 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.

1 112 (46.28%) AWS
2 101 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (40.08%) Terraform
4 89 (36.78%) Docker
5 88 (36.36%) Kubernetes
6 82 (33.88%) Jenkins
7 75 (30.99%) Python
8 73 (30.17%) Azure
9 64 (26.45%) Java
10 63 (26.03%) Ansible
11 58 (23.97%) Infrastructure as Code
12 56 (23.14%) Scrum
13 52 (21.49%) AWS CloudFormation
14 48 (19.83%) Bash Shell
15 47 (19.42%) Microservices
16 45 (18.60%) JavaScript
17 42 (17.36%) Git (software)
17 42 (17.36%) Node.js
17 42 (17.36%) REST
18 40 (16.53%) Security Cleared
19 38 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
20 35 (14.46%) SC Cleared
20 35 (14.46%) GitLab
21 34 (14.05%) Test Automation
22 31 (12.81%) Cucumber
22 31 (12.81%) SOAP
23 29 (11.98%) JUnit
23 29 (11.98%) Serverless
24 28 (11.57%) Opscode Chef
25 26 (10.74%) Amazon EKS

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 10 (4.13%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.48%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.65%) Anypoint
3 4 (1.65%) JBoss
4 3 (1.24%) CMS
4 3 (1.24%) Confluence
5 2 (0.83%) Apache
5 2 (0.83%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.41%) DNN
6 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (4.13%) Teamcenter
2 7 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 112 (46.28%) AWS
2 73 (30.17%) Azure
3 52 (21.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 29 (11.98%) Serverless
5 26 (10.74%) Amazon EKS
6 19 (7.85%) GitHub
7 18 (7.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 17 (7.02%) OpenShift
9 14 (5.79%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (5.37%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (4.96%) GCP
12 11 (4.55%) Amazon S3
13 10 (4.13%) Amazon ECS
13 10 (4.13%) AWS CodeCommit
13 10 (4.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (3.72%) AWS CodeBuild
14 9 (3.72%) npm
15 8 (3.31%) AWS CloudTrail
15 8 (3.31%) Yarn
16 7 (2.89%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.55%) HTTP
2 9 (3.72%) Firewall
3 7 (2.89%) DNS
4 6 (2.48%) Network Security
5 5 (2.07%) FTP
6 1 (0.41%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.41%) Calico
6 1 (0.41%) DHCP
6 1 (0.41%) Internet
6 1 (0.41%) IPsec
6 1 (0.41%) Softphone
6 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 19 (7.85%) Big Data
3 14 (5.79%) NoSQL
4 13 (5.37%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (4.96%) SQL Server
6 10 (4.13%) Apache Hive
6 10 (4.13%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.89%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.89%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.48%) Impala
8 6 (2.48%) MySQL
8 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.65%) ZAP BI
11 2 (0.83%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.83%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 82 (33.88%) Jenkins
2 42 (17.36%) Git (software)
3 35 (14.46%) GitLab
4 31 (12.81%) Cucumber
5 29 (11.98%) JUnit
6 24 (9.92%) Selenium
7 18 (7.44%) SonarQube
8 16 (6.61%) JMeter
9 15 (6.20%) Maven
10 14 (5.79%) JIRA
11 12 (4.96%) eggPlant
12 11 (4.55%) Gradle
13 9 (3.72%) Bitbucket Server
14 8 (3.31%) TeamCity
15 7 (2.89%) SoapUI
15 7 (2.89%) Sonatype Nexus
16 5 (2.07%) Visual Studio
17 4 (1.65%) git-flow
17 4 (1.65%) HP UFT
17 4 (1.65%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 21 (8.68%) Public Sector
2 20 (8.26%) Finance
3 12 (4.96%) Banking
4 5 (2.07%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.07%) Marketing
5 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.24%) Electronics
6 3 (1.24%) Games
6 3 (1.24%) Law
7 2 (0.83%) Advertising
7 2 (0.83%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (30.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 63 (26.03%) Developer
3 32 (13.22%) AWS Engineer
4 26 (10.74%) Cloud Engineer
5 22 (9.09%) Architect
6 21 (8.68%) AWS DevOps
7 18 (7.44%) Azure Engineer
8 15 (6.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 15 (6.20%) Full Stack Developer
9 14 (5.79%) Administrator
9 14 (5.79%) AWS Architect
9 14 (5.79%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 13 (5.37%) Consultant
10 13 (5.37%) DevOps Administrator
11 12 (4.96%) Cloud Administrator
12 11 (4.55%) Java Developer
13 9 (3.72%) Test Consultant
14 8 (3.31%) AWS Developer
14 8 (3.31%) Test Automation Consultant
15 7 (2.89%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (17.36%) Node.js
1 42 (17.36%) REST
2 31 (12.81%) SOAP
3 19 (7.85%) .NET
4 18 (7.44%) CSS
4 18 (7.44%) Spring
5 16 (6.61%) Spring Boot
5 16 (6.61%) YAML
6 15 (6.20%) HTML
6 15 (6.20%) React
7 12 (4.96%) Gherkin
7 12 (4.96%) JSON
8 10 (4.13%) AngularJS
9 9 (3.72%) RESTful
10 8 (3.31%) .NET Framework
11 7 (2.89%) OAuth
11 7 (2.89%) Web Services
12 6 (2.48%) Elastic Stack
13 5 (2.07%) .NET Core
13 5 (2.07%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.61%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (3.31%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.89%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (2.89%) User Experience
4 6 (2.48%) PKI
5 5 (2.07%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.07%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.65%) Clustering
6 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.24%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.24%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.83%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.41%) Life Science
9 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.33%) Linux
2 13 (5.37%) Unix
2 13 (5.37%) Windows
3 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.83%) CentOS
5 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (23.97%) Infrastructure as Code
3 56 (23.14%) Scrum
4 47 (19.42%) Microservices
5 38 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (14.05%) Test Automation
7 23 (9.50%) BDD
8 22 (9.09%) TDD
9 18 (7.44%) Non-Functional Testing
10 16 (6.61%) Migration
11 15 (6.20%) Software Engineering
12 14 (5.79%) Configuration Management
13 11 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (4.55%) Infrastructure Automation
13 11 (4.55%) Unit Testing
14 10 (4.13%) Fintech
14 10 (4.13%) Front End Development
14 10 (4.13%) Load Balancing
14 10 (4.13%) PLM
15 9 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 75 (30.99%) Python
2 64 (26.45%) Java
3 48 (19.83%) Bash Shell
4 45 (18.60%) JavaScript
5 23 (9.50%) PowerShell
6 19 (7.85%) C#
7 13 (5.37%) SQL
8 6 (2.48%) ES6
8 6 (2.48%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.65%) Groovy
9 4 (1.65%) Java 8
9 4 (1.65%) Ruby
9 4 (1.65%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.24%) Go
10 3 (1.24%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.83%) Perl
11 2 (0.83%) R
11 2 (0.83%) XAML
12 1 (0.41%) C++
12 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (16.53%) Security Cleared
2 35 (14.46%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.96%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.13%) ISEB
5 6 (2.48%) Degree
6 4 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.83%) RHCE
8 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.41%) CISM
8 1 (0.41%) CISSP
8 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.41%) MCP
8 1 (0.41%) MCSA
8 1 (0.41%) MCSE
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.44%) QA
2 3 (1.24%) WCAG
3 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.83%) PMO
4 1 (0.41%) GDPR
4 1 (0.41%) NIST
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 89 (36.78%) Docker
2 11 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 97 (40.08%) Terraform
2 88 (36.36%) Kubernetes
3 63 (26.03%) Ansible
4 28 (11.57%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (7.85%) Puppet
6 6 (2.48%) PingFederate
7 5 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.65%) Istio
9 3 (1.24%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.24%) Nagios
9 3 (1.24%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.83%) logstash
10 2 (0.83%) Nessus
11 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.41%) Grafana
11 1 (0.41%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.41%) Netcool
11 1 (0.41%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (10.33%) Cloudera
2 19 (7.85%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.96%) Oracle
4 11 (4.55%) Splunk
5 8 (3.31%) Hortonworks
5 8 (3.31%) MuleSoft
6 5 (2.07%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.65%) Pega
7 4 (1.65%) VMware
8 3 (1.24%) AppDynamics
8 3 (1.24%) CommVault
8 3 (1.24%) SAP
9 2 (0.83%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.83%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.83%) EnterpriseDB
9 2 (0.83%) GoldenSource
9 2 (0.83%) IBM
9 2 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.83%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.41%) Google