Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 36 50
Rank change year-on-year +25 +14 +68
Contract jobs citing DevOps 535 290 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.96% 5.09% 3.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.81% 6.19% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 236 196
North West median daily rate £500 £481 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +6.94% -
10th Percentile £367 £363 £328
90th Percentile £700 £600 £575
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 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 £48.75 £45.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year +6.56% -16.82% -

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 4,950 4,686 5,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.87% 82.27% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,142 2,988 3,709
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £586 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 209 175
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.29% +33.05% -30.20%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.69 £11.35
90th Percentile £51.05 £52.40 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 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
Manchester +16 301 £500 +11.11% 126
Cheshire +14 114 £437 -12.65% 32
Lancashire +17 81 £495 -7.48% 14
Merseyside -3 12 £510 +25.93% 14
Cumbria - 2 £450 - 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 225 (42.06%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (36.64%) Jenkins
3 194 (36.26%) Amazon AWS
4 192 (35.89%) Java
5 176 (32.90%) Puppet
6 167 (31.21%) Docker
7 162 (30.28%) Python
8 155 (28.97%) Terraform
9 154 (28.79%) Ansible
10 140 (26.17%) Continuous Integration
11 136 (25.42%) Linux
12 117 (21.87%) Git (software)
13 112 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
14 106 (19.81%) Opscode Chef
15 94 (17.57%) Test Automation
16 92 (17.20%) Microsoft
17 91 (17.01%) TDD
18 90 (16.82%) Microservices
19 88 (16.45%) .NET
20 85 (15.89%) Scrum
21 82 (15.33%) Kubernetes
22 68 (12.71%) Spring
23 64 (11.96%) MySQL
23 64 (11.96%) Shell Script
24 61 (11.40%) Amazon EC2
25 60 (11.21%) Configuration Management
25 60 (11.21%) Windows
26 58 (10.84%) Open Source
26 58 (10.84%) Selenium
27 56 (10.47%) SQL

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 46 (8.60%) SharePoint
2 40 (7.48%) nginx
3 28 (5.23%) Cloud Foundry
4 24 (4.49%) Confluence
5 22 (4.11%) Tuxedo
6 21 (3.93%) CMS
7 20 (3.74%) Apache
8 15 (2.80%) Tomcat
9 14 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (2.43%) IIS
11 12 (2.24%) Umbraco
12 11 (2.06%) WebSphere
13 9 (1.68%) Jetty
13 9 (1.68%) Mongrel
14 8 (1.50%) Drupal
14 8 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (1.12%) Apache Spark
16 4 (0.75%) SAS
17 3 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 3 (0.56%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.56%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 30 (5.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.75%) Magento
3 3 (0.56%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 194 (36.26%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (11.40%) Amazon EC2
4 39 (7.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 35 (6.54%) Amazon S3
5 35 (6.54%) PaaS
6 24 (4.49%) npm
6 24 (4.49%) Route 53
6 24 (4.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 22 (4.11%) Amazon ELB
8 20 (3.74%) Amazon SQS
9 18 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (3.18%) SaaS
11 16 (2.99%) OpenShift
12 15 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (2.06%) GitHub
13 11 (2.06%) IaaS
14 8 (1.50%) Google App Engine
15 7 (1.31%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.29%) HTTP
2 19 (3.55%) Firewall
3 17 (3.18%) DNS
3 17 (3.18%) TCP/IP
4 15 (2.80%) SSL
5 12 (2.24%) DHCP
6 11 (2.06%) FTP
6 11 (2.06%) IPsec
7 10 (1.87%) VPN
8 5 (0.93%) Network Security
9 4 (0.75%) DSL
10 3 (0.56%) Internet
10 3 (0.56%) SAN
10 3 (0.56%) SSH
11 2 (0.37%) ATM
11 2 (0.37%) BGP
11 2 (0.37%) MPLS
11 2 (0.37%) OSPF
11 2 (0.37%) SNMP
11 2 (0.37%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (11.96%) MySQL
2 54 (10.09%) PostgreSQL
3 36 (6.73%) MongoDB
4 22 (4.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (2.99%) SQL Server
6 14 (2.62%) Hadoop
7 13 (2.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 13 (2.43%) Big Data
8 11 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (2.06%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (1.31%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.31%) Pentaho
10 7 (1.31%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.93%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.93%) Power BI
12 3 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.56%) HBase
12 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.56%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 196 (36.64%) Jenkins
2 117 (21.87%) Git (software)
3 58 (10.84%) Selenium
4 52 (9.72%) Maven
5 46 (8.60%) JUnit
5 46 (8.60%) Visual Studio Team System
6 42 (7.85%) Gradle
6 42 (7.85%) JIRA
7 38 (7.10%) gulp
8 35 (6.54%) GitLab
8 35 (6.54%) SonarQube
9 31 (5.79%) Travis CI
10 30 (5.61%) Visual Studio
11 29 (5.42%) Octopus Deploy
12 28 (5.23%) Artifactory
12 28 (5.23%) Cucumber
13 27 (5.05%) JMeter
14 26 (4.86%) Bitbucket
15 24 (4.49%) IBM UrbanCode
16 22 (4.11%) CircleCI
General
1 15 (2.80%) Retail
2 14 (2.62%) Banking
3 13 (2.43%) Finance
4 5 (0.93%) Law
5 4 (0.75%) Legal
6 3 (0.56%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.56%) Military
7 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.19%) Automotive
8 1 (0.19%) Back Office
8 1 (0.19%) Billing
8 1 (0.19%) Games
8 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 223 (41.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 119 (22.24%) Developer
3 54 (10.09%) Java Developer
4 45 (8.41%) AWS Engineer
5 40 (7.48%) AWS DevOps
6 33 (6.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 27 (5.05%) Architect
8 23 (4.30%) Azure Engineer
9 22 (4.11%) Java Engineer
10 20 (3.74%) Azure DevOps
11 18 (3.36%) Tester
12 17 (3.18%) AWS Developer
12 17 (3.18%) Consultant
13 16 (2.99%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 16 (2.99%) Senior DevOps
14 15 (2.80%) Agile Developer
14 15 (2.80%) Agile Java Developer
14 15 (2.80%) Operations Engineer
15 14 (2.62%) Linux Engineer
15 14 (2.62%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (16.45%) .NET
2 68 (12.71%) Spring
3 55 (10.28%) Node.js
4 52 (9.72%) Web Services
5 48 (8.97%) Spring Boot
6 37 (6.92%) Elastic Stack
7 34 (6.36%) Hibernate
8 32 (5.98%) AngularJS
9 27 (5.05%) Middleware
9 27 (5.05%) RESTful
10 24 (4.49%) JSON
11 23 (4.30%) Dropwizard
11 23 (4.30%) SOAP
12 21 (3.93%) REST
13 20 (3.74%) CSS
14 16 (2.99%) React
15 15 (2.80%) .NET Framework
15 15 (2.80%) XML
16 14 (2.62%) HTML
16 14 (2.62%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.18%) Mobile App
2 10 (1.87%) Computer Science
2 10 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (1.87%) Management Information System
3 9 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (1.50%) Public Cloud
5 6 (1.12%) iPad
6 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.75%) User Experience
7 3 (0.56%) Clustering
7 3 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.56%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.37%) Fintech
9 1 (0.19%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.19%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.19%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 136 (25.42%) Linux
2 60 (11.21%) Windows
3 40 (7.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (5.98%) CentOS
4 32 (5.98%) Windows Server
5 27 (5.05%) Unix
6 6 (1.12%) Android
7 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.56%) Debian
7 3 (0.56%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.37%) AIX
8 2 (0.37%) Solaris
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) HPUX
9 1 (0.19%) VME
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (42.06%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (26.17%) Continuous Integration
3 94 (17.57%) Test Automation
4 91 (17.01%) TDD
5 90 (16.82%) Microservices
6 85 (15.89%) Scrum
7 60 (11.21%) Configuration Management
8 58 (10.84%) Open Source
9 51 (9.53%) Deployment Automation
10 50 (9.35%) Continuous Deployment
11 47 (8.79%) BDD
12 41 (7.66%) Continuous Delivery
13 31 (5.79%) CRM
14 29 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (4.67%) Problem-Solving
16 23 (4.30%) Migration
17 22 (4.11%) E-Commerce
17 22 (4.11%) Workflow
18 21 (3.93%) Content Management
18 21 (3.93%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 192 (35.89%) Java
2 162 (30.28%) Python
3 64 (11.96%) Shell Script
4 56 (10.47%) SQL
5 55 (10.28%) Java 8
6 51 (9.53%) C#
7 41 (7.66%) Ruby
8 39 (7.29%) JavaScript
9 38 (7.10%) Bash Shell
9 38 (7.10%) Groovy
10 34 (6.36%) PHP
11 32 (5.98%) Perl
12 27 (5.05%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.68%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.12%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.93%) PHP 7
16 4 (0.75%) C
16 4 (0.75%) Scala
17 3 (0.56%) Delphi
18 2 (0.37%) X++
Qualifications
1 51 (9.53%) Security Cleared
2 41 (7.66%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.43%) Degree
3 13 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.93%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.56%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.56%) MCSE
8 2 (0.37%) ISEB
8 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.37%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.19%) CISM
9 1 (0.19%) CISSP
9 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.19%) PMP
9 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.74%) QA
2 3 (0.56%) SLA
3 2 (0.37%) GDPR
3 2 (0.37%) PMO
4 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 167 (31.21%) Docker
2 32 (5.98%) Virtual Machines
3 18 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.80%) Active Directory
5 9 (1.68%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.68%) Xen
6 2 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.37%) etcd
6 2 (0.37%) KVM
7 1 (0.19%) HDFS
7 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 176 (32.90%) Puppet
2 155 (28.97%) Terraform
3 154 (28.79%) Ansible
4 106 (19.81%) Opscode Chef
5 82 (15.33%) Kubernetes
6 26 (4.86%) Prometheus
7 22 (4.11%) Packer
8 21 (3.93%) Grafana
9 19 (3.55%) Salt
10 15 (2.80%) Rancher
11 6 (1.12%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.93%) Kibana
12 5 (0.93%) Nagios
13 4 (0.75%) BladeLogic
13 4 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.75%) logstash
14 3 (0.56%) Consul
14 3 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
15 2 (0.37%) collectd
15 2 (0.37%) Observium
Vendors
1 92 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 54 (10.09%) Oracle
3 40 (7.48%) VMware
4 24 (4.49%) Google
5 21 (3.93%) Red Hat
6 19 (3.55%) Black Duck
7 13 (2.43%) Cisco
8 9 (1.68%) Cloudera
8 9 (1.68%) IBM
9 8 (1.50%) Dell
9 8 (1.50%) Informatica
9 8 (1.50%) MuleSoft
10 6 (1.12%) Splunk
11 5 (0.93%) Blue Prism
12 4 (0.75%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.75%) PagerDuty
12 4 (0.75%) Rackspace
12 4 (0.75%) Tableau
13 3 (0.56%) Adobe
13 3 (0.56%) Curam