Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 37 59
Rank change year-on-year +23 +22 +71
Contract jobs citing DevOps 489 275 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.39% 4.75% 3.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.03% 5.79% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 211 173
North West median daily rate £495 £450 £452
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -0.44% -2.27%
10th Percentile £363 £335 £375
90th Percentile £675 £600 £601
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +38.46% -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +22.22%

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 4,874 4,749 6,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.65% 82.01% 84.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,072 2,918 3,926
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 198 185
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +39.53% -27.66%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.74 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.45 £52.65 £52.30
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.46% +1.58% +4.99%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +13 272 £500 +11.11% 151
Cheshire +24 106 £450 -7.69% 41
Lancashire +24 82 £500 -6.54% 8
Merseyside 0 9 £464 +11.75% 10
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 226 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (35.79%) Amazon AWS
3 169 (34.56%) Puppet
4 160 (32.72%) Jenkins
5 155 (31.70%) Python
6 149 (30.47%) Docker
7 147 (30.06%) Java
8 137 (28.02%) Linux
9 132 (26.99%) Continuous Integration
10 127 (25.97%) Ansible
11 120 (24.54%) Terraform
12 114 (23.31%) Git (software)
13 98 (20.04%) Opscode Chef
14 86 (17.59%) Microsoft Azure
15 84 (17.18%) Kubernetes
16 83 (16.97%) Microservices
17 80 (16.36%) Test Automation
17 80 (16.36%) Scrum
18 70 (14.31%) TDD
19 68 (13.91%) Microsoft
20 67 (13.70%) .NET
21 62 (12.68%) Configuration Management
22 58 (11.86%) Windows
23 56 (11.45%) Spring
24 53 (10.84%) Ruby
25 52 (10.63%) SQL
26 50 (10.22%) Oracle
27 49 (10.02%) Web Services
28 48 (9.82%) Shell Script
29 46 (9.41%) Bash Shell

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 25 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.50%) nginx
3 21 (4.29%) Tuxedo
4 18 (3.68%) Cloud Foundry
5 16 (3.27%) Confluence
6 14 (2.86%) Apache
7 12 (2.45%) Apache Spark
8 10 (2.04%) CMS
9 7 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.43%) Umbraco
10 6 (1.23%) IIS
11 5 (1.02%) Apache Pig
11 5 (1.02%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.02%) WildFly
12 4 (0.82%) Drupal
13 3 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.41%) SAS
14 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.23%) Magento
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 175 (35.79%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (17.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (8.38%) Amazon EC2
4 36 (7.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 25 (5.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 22 (4.50%) Amazon S3
6 22 (4.50%) SaaS
7 20 (4.09%) PaaS
8 19 (3.89%) Amazon ELB
8 19 (3.89%) Amazon SQS
9 18 (3.68%) OpenShift
10 16 (3.27%) npm
11 14 (2.86%) Route 53
12 13 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (2.66%) GitHub
12 13 (2.66%) Serverless
13 9 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (1.64%) IaaS
15 7 (1.43%) CloudFront
16 6 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.11%) HTTP
2 16 (3.27%) Firewall
3 14 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.66%) VPN
5 12 (2.45%) DNS
6 10 (2.04%) Internet
7 8 (1.64%) SSL
8 7 (1.43%) SAN
9 6 (1.23%) Network Security
10 4 (0.82%) DHCP
10 4 (0.82%) DSL
11 3 (0.61%) BGP
11 3 (0.61%) FTP
11 3 (0.61%) IPsec
11 3 (0.61%) OSPF
11 3 (0.61%) Skype
11 3 (0.61%) SSH
12 2 (0.41%) MPLS
12 2 (0.41%) SMS
12 2 (0.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.79%) MySQL
2 38 (7.77%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (5.93%) MongoDB
4 21 (4.29%) Big Data
5 18 (3.68%) SQL Server
6 17 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (3.48%) Hadoop
7 13 (2.66%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (2.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (2.25%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.64%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.43%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (1.02%) HBase
13 4 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (0.61%) ZAP BI
15 2 (0.41%) Amazon Athena
15 2 (0.41%) Impala
15 2 (0.41%) Power BI
15 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 160 (32.72%) Jenkins
2 114 (23.31%) Git (software)
3 40 (8.18%) Selenium
4 39 (7.98%) JIRA
5 36 (7.36%) Visual Studio Team System
6 31 (6.34%) Maven
7 29 (5.93%) SonarQube
8 27 (5.52%) JUnit
9 25 (5.11%) GitLab
9 25 (5.11%) Gradle
10 24 (4.91%) gulp
10 24 (4.91%) Sonatype Nexus
11 21 (4.29%) Bitbucket
12 20 (4.09%) Artifactory
12 20 (4.09%) Cucumber
13 19 (3.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 19 (3.89%) Octopus Deploy
14 18 (3.68%) Visual Studio
15 15 (3.07%) IntelliJ
15 15 (3.07%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (2.66%) Finance
2 8 (1.64%) Banking
2 8 (1.64%) Retail
3 7 (1.43%) Law
3 7 (1.43%) Legal
4 4 (0.82%) Automotive
5 2 (0.41%) Back Office
5 2 (0.41%) Marketing
5 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.20%) Electronics
6 1 (0.20%) Games
6 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.20%) Military
6 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 207 (42.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 100 (20.45%) Developer
3 43 (8.79%) Java Developer
4 41 (8.38%) AWS DevOps
5 37 (7.57%) Architect
6 35 (7.16%) AWS Engineer
7 33 (6.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 23 (4.70%) Senior DevOps
9 20 (4.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 17 (3.48%) Consultant
10 17 (3.48%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 14 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (2.66%) AWS Developer
12 13 (2.66%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 13 (2.66%) Linux Engineer
13 12 (2.45%) Agile Developer
13 12 (2.45%) Agile Java Developer
13 12 (2.45%) DevOps Consultant
13 12 (2.45%) Tester
14 11 (2.25%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (13.70%) .NET
2 56 (11.45%) Spring
3 49 (10.02%) Web Services
4 46 (9.41%) Node.js
5 44 (9.00%) Spring Boot
6 32 (6.54%) AngularJS
7 30 (6.13%) RESTful
8 25 (5.11%) JSON
9 24 (4.91%) Middleware
10 23 (4.70%) React
10 23 (4.70%) REST
11 22 (4.50%) CSS
12 21 (4.29%) Hibernate
13 20 (4.09%) Dropwizard
13 20 (4.09%) SOAP
14 19 (3.89%) HTML
15 16 (3.27%) Elastic Stack
16 13 (2.66%) XML
17 11 (2.25%) .NET Framework
18 10 (2.04%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.07%) Management Information System
2 14 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.45%) Public Cloud
4 10 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.84%) Clustering
6 8 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.23%) iPad
9 5 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.82%) PKI
11 3 (0.61%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.61%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.61%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.41%) Fintech
12 2 (0.41%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 137 (28.02%) Linux
2 58 (11.86%) Windows
3 43 (8.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (6.95%) CentOS
5 29 (5.93%) Windows Server
6 20 (4.09%) Unix
7 8 (1.64%) Android
8 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.82%) AIX
9 4 (0.82%) Solaris
10 3 (0.61%) HPUX
11 2 (0.41%) Debian
11 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (26.99%) Continuous Integration
3 83 (16.97%) Microservices
4 80 (16.36%) Scrum
4 80 (16.36%) Test Automation
5 70 (14.31%) TDD
6 62 (12.68%) Configuration Management
7 45 (9.20%) Continuous Deployment
8 40 (8.18%) Continuous Delivery
9 39 (7.98%) ITIL
10 34 (6.95%) Open Source
11 33 (6.75%) Deployment Automation
12 31 (6.34%) BDD
13 24 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
13 24 (4.91%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (4.29%) E-Commerce
15 20 (4.09%) CRM
15 20 (4.09%) Migration
16 18 (3.68%) Project Management
16 18 (3.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 155 (31.70%) Python
2 147 (30.06%) Java
3 53 (10.84%) Ruby
4 52 (10.63%) SQL
5 48 (9.82%) Shell Script
6 46 (9.41%) Bash Shell
7 44 (9.00%) JavaScript
8 40 (8.18%) C#
9 37 (7.57%) Java 8
10 35 (7.16%) Perl
11 31 (6.34%) Groovy
12 26 (5.32%) PHP
13 22 (4.50%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.23%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.02%) PHP 7
15 5 (1.02%) Scala
15 5 (1.02%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.82%) Delphi
16 4 (0.82%) Go
17 2 (0.41%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 42 (8.59%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.75%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.45%) Degree
5 11 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.84%) MCSE
8 7 (1.43%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.02%) CCDP
9 5 (1.02%) CCNP
9 5 (1.02%) Chartered Engineer
9 5 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.02%) CISM
9 5 (1.02%) CISSP
10 4 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.41%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.20%) CCIE
12 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.50%) QA
2 4 (0.82%) SLA
3 2 (0.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 149 (30.47%) Docker
2 18 (3.68%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (3.07%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.66%) Active Directory
5 10 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (1.02%) VMware NSX
6 5 (1.02%) vSphere
7 4 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.82%) etcd
8 2 (0.41%) KVM
9 1 (0.20%) Gluster
9 1 (0.20%) iptables
9 1 (0.20%) NFS
9 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 169 (34.56%) Puppet
2 127 (25.97%) Ansible
3 120 (24.54%) Terraform
4 98 (20.04%) Opscode Chef
5 84 (17.18%) Kubernetes
6 17 (3.48%) Salt
7 13 (2.66%) Packer
7 13 (2.66%) Prometheus
8 12 (2.45%) Grafana
9 8 (1.64%) Consul
9 8 (1.64%) Kibana
9 8 (1.64%) Rancher
9 8 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (1.43%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (1.23%) logstash
11 6 (1.23%) ZABBIX
12 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (1.02%) Nagios
12 5 (1.02%) SCCM
13 4 (0.82%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 68 (13.91%) Microsoft
2 50 (10.22%) Oracle
3 32 (6.54%) VMware
4 21 (4.29%) ServiceNow
5 20 (4.09%) Red Hat
6 11 (2.25%) Black Duck
6 11 (2.25%) Cisco
7 10 (2.04%) Splunk
8 9 (1.84%) Google
9 8 (1.64%) Cloudera
9 8 (1.64%) IBM
9 8 (1.64%) NetApp
10 7 (1.43%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.43%) EMC
11 5 (1.02%) Blue Prism
11 5 (1.02%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.02%) Informatica
11 5 (1.02%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (1.02%) Sitecore
11 5 (1.02%) webMethods