Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 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
England > North West
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 47 110
Rank change year-on-year +16 +63 +25
Contract jobs citing DevOps 315 260 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.55% 4.01% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.81% 4.75% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 192 89
North West median daily rate £500 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £363 £328 £313
90th Percentile £625 £575 £591
England median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
North West median hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.62% - -
England median hourly rate £47.25 £55.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -14.09% - -15.38%

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 4626 5474 7061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.44% 84.37% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2986 3555 4335
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £253
90th Percentile £595 £571 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 159 280
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £24.43 £30.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -18.77% +69.44%
10th Percentile £11.54 £12.23 £12.49
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.95 £52.47
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.29% +11.09% +15.79%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 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
Manchester +20 186 £450 - 68
Cheshire +8 73 £500 +14.29% 18
Lancashire +7 32 £535 +18.89% 1
Merseyside +10 13 £410 -18.00% 4
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 North West region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 163 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (45.71%) Linux
3 133 (42.22%) Jenkins
4 127 (40.32%) Puppet
5 116 (36.83%) Python
6 108 (34.29%) Amazon AWS
7 101 (32.06%) Ansible
8 89 (28.25%) Opscode Chef
8 89 (28.25%) Continuous Integration
9 86 (27.30%) Docker
10 83 (26.35%) Git (software)
11 77 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
12 75 (23.81%) Bash Shell
13 71 (22.54%) Java
14 67 (21.27%) Configuration Management
14 67 (21.27%) Scrum
15 64 (20.32%) Windows
16 62 (19.68%) JIRA
17 59 (18.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 58 (18.41%) Web Services
19 51 (16.19%) Ruby
20 48 (15.24%) PowerShell
21 46 (14.60%) TDD
21 46 (14.60%) Test Automation
22 42 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
22 42 (13.33%) Finance
22 42 (13.33%) Microsoft
23 41 (13.02%) Kubernetes
24 40 (12.70%) Confluence
24 40 (12.70%) Software Engineering

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 40 (12.70%) Confluence
2 25 (7.94%) nginx
3 19 (6.03%) Apache
4 14 (4.44%) Tomcat
5 11 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.54%) Apache Spark
6 8 (2.54%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (2.22%) JBoss
7 7 (2.22%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.59%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.95%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.63%) Anypoint
12 2 (0.63%) CMS
13 1 (0.32%) Drupal
13 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 108 (34.29%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (11.11%) PaaS
4 20 (6.35%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (6.03%) Amazon S3
5 19 (6.03%) AWS CloudFormation
6 18 (5.71%) IaaS
7 17 (5.40%) OpenShift
8 14 (4.44%) Slack
9 13 (4.13%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (4.13%) Serverless
10 10 (3.17%) SaaS
11 9 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (2.54%) GitHub
12 8 (2.54%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (2.22%) Route 53
13 7 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (1.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (1.27%) Office 365
16 3 (0.95%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.98%) HTTP
2 13 (4.13%) Internet
3 7 (2.22%) SAN
4 5 (1.59%) Network Security
5 4 (1.27%) Firewall
6 3 (0.95%) DNS
6 3 (0.95%) FTP
6 3 (0.95%) SMS
6 3 (0.95%) VPN
7 2 (0.63%) LAN
7 2 (0.63%) LDAP
7 2 (0.63%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.63%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.63%) WAN
8 1 (0.32%) Converged Networks
8 1 (0.32%) DHCP
8 1 (0.32%) Intranet
8 1 (0.32%) Skype
8 1 (0.32%) SMTP
8 1 (0.32%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.35%) MongoDB
2 20 (6.35%) MySQL
3 17 (5.40%) Big Data
4 12 (3.81%) Hadoop
4 12 (3.81%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.59%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.27%) Redis
8 3 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.32%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 133 (42.22%) Jenkins
2 83 (26.35%) Git (software)
3 62 (19.68%) JIRA
4 31 (9.84%) SonarQube
4 31 (9.84%) TeamCity
5 24 (7.62%) Sonatype Nexus
6 20 (6.35%) Bitbucket
7 19 (6.03%) GitLab
8 18 (5.71%) Visual Studio
9 12 (3.81%) Maven
10 8 (2.54%) Cucumber
10 8 (2.54%) Gradle
10 8 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (2.22%) JUnit
11 7 (2.22%) Selenium
11 7 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (1.90%) Artifactory
13 5 (1.59%) Grunt
13 5 (1.59%) gulp
13 5 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 42 (13.33%) Finance
2 12 (3.81%) Banking
3 11 (3.49%) Games
4 8 (2.54%) Marketing
5 7 (2.22%) Retail
6 6 (1.90%) Electronics
6 6 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.59%) Retail Finance
8 4 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.63%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 163 (51.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (14.92%) Developer
3 42 (13.33%) AWS DevOps
4 31 (9.84%) AWS Engineer
5 29 (9.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 26 (8.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 24 (7.62%) Azure DevOps
7 24 (7.62%) Linux Engineer
8 23 (7.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 22 (6.98%) Consultant
10 19 (6.03%) Java Developer
11 18 (5.71%) Architect
12 16 (5.08%) DevOps Consultant
13 15 (4.76%) Senior DevOps
13 15 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 14 (4.44%) Azure Engineer
15 13 (4.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 13 (4.13%) Scrum Master
16 12 (3.81%) Lead DevOps
16 12 (3.81%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (18.41%) Web Services
2 32 (10.16%) .NET
3 25 (7.94%) RESTful
4 22 (6.98%) Node.js
5 20 (6.35%) AngularJS
6 19 (6.03%) Elastic Stack
7 18 (5.71%) JSON
8 15 (4.76%) Middleware
9 14 (4.44%) HTML
9 14 (4.44%) React
9 14 (4.44%) REST
10 12 (3.81%) Spring Boot
10 12 (3.81%) Velocity
11 11 (3.49%) SOAP
11 11 (3.49%) Spring
11 11 (3.49%) XML
12 10 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (2.86%) .NET Framework
13 9 (2.86%) ASP.NET
13 9 (2.86%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.76%) Public Cloud
3 14 (4.44%) Clustering
4 8 (2.54%) iPad
5 7 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.22%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.95%) Fintech
8 3 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.63%) Replication
9 2 (0.63%) Wiki
10 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.32%) NHS
10 1 (0.32%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 144 (45.71%) Linux
2 64 (20.32%) Windows
3 59 (18.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (9.84%) CentOS
5 13 (4.13%) Unix
6 12 (3.81%) Ubuntu
7 8 (2.54%) Windows Server
8 7 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.59%) Debian
10 3 (0.95%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.95%) SUSE
11 2 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.32%) AIX
12 1 (0.32%) Android
12 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.32%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (28.25%) Continuous Integration
3 67 (21.27%) Configuration Management
3 67 (21.27%) Scrum
4 46 (14.60%) TDD
4 46 (14.60%) Test Automation
5 42 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 40 (12.70%) Software Engineering
7 37 (11.75%) Kanban
8 30 (9.52%) Microservices
9 28 (8.89%) Mentoring
10 26 (8.25%) BDD
11 21 (6.67%) Coaching
12 19 (6.03%) Open Source
12 19 (6.03%) User Stories
13 16 (5.08%) Load Balancing
14 15 (4.76%) Web Operations
15 14 (4.44%) ITIL
15 14 (4.44%) MVC
15 14 (4.44%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 116 (36.83%) Python
2 75 (23.81%) Bash Shell
3 71 (22.54%) Java
4 51 (16.19%) Ruby
5 48 (15.24%) PowerShell
6 35 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 31 (9.84%) C#
8 28 (8.89%) SQL
9 20 (6.35%) Perl
9 20 (6.35%) Shell Script
10 14 (4.44%) Groovy
11 13 (4.13%) PHP
12 11 (3.49%) C++
13 10 (3.17%) Go
14 9 (2.86%) Scala
15 7 (2.22%) VB
16 4 (1.27%) Jython
17 3 (0.95%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.13%) PMI Certification
3 13 (4.13%) PMP
4 10 (3.17%) Degree
5 3 (0.95%) CCDP
5 3 (0.95%) CCNP
5 3 (0.95%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.95%) CISM
5 3 (0.95%) CISSP
6 2 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.32%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.32%) CCIE
7 1 (0.32%) ISEB
7 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.86%) GPG13
2 7 (2.22%) QA
3 4 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.63%) GCP
5 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 86 (27.30%) Docker
2 10 (3.17%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.54%) Xen
4 6 (1.90%) KVM
4 6 (1.90%) LXC
5 5 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.63%) etcd
6 2 (0.63%) flannel
6 2 (0.63%) vSphere
7 1 (0.32%) Firmware
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.32%) NFS
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.32%) vCloud
7 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 127 (40.32%) Puppet
2 101 (32.06%) Ansible
3 89 (28.25%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (13.02%) Kubernetes
5 40 (12.70%) Terraform
6 15 (4.76%) Packer
7 9 (2.86%) Nagios
8 6 (1.90%) Grafana
8 6 (1.90%) Kibana
8 6 (1.90%) Prometheus
9 5 (1.59%) logstash
9 5 (1.59%) Mesos
9 5 (1.59%) Rancher
10 3 (0.95%) Icinga
11 2 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.63%) Nessus
11 2 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.63%) Nexpose
11 2 (0.63%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 42 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 38 (12.06%) Red Hat
3 25 (7.94%) VMware
4 19 (6.03%) Atlassian
5 9 (2.86%) Google
6 8 (2.54%) Oracle
7 7 (2.22%) Cisco
7 7 (2.22%) Splunk
8 6 (1.90%) Black Duck
8 6 (1.90%) SAP
9 5 (1.59%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.27%) NetApp
11 3 (0.95%) New Relic
12 2 (0.63%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.63%) DevExpress
12 2 (0.63%) F5
12 2 (0.63%) Imperva
12 2 (0.63%) Rapid7
12 2 (0.63%) Riverbed
12 2 (0.63%) SaltStack