Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 11 20
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9 +18
Contract jobs citing DevOps 413 599 381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.09% 10.51% 7.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.98% 12.31% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 447 288
North West median daily rate £525 £512 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.54% +7.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £363
90th Percentile £688 £700 £605
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
North West median hourly rate £41.75 £64.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.77% +11.30% +12.75%
10th Percentile £36.18 £64.00 £51.00
90th Percentile £48.73 £64.00 £68.25
England median hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +31.43% -30.00% -26.35%

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 3,762 4,866 4,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.83% 85.34% 84.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,357 3,100 2,943
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £270 £250
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 243 229
North West median hourly rate £27.50 £24.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.00% -7.83%
10th Percentile £13.20 £13.05 £11.95
90th Percentile £53.80 £48.75 £55.50
England median hourly rate £23.00 £23.86 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.59% -0.59% -2.04%

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 February 2020.

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
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 February 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 +2 247 £498 -2.93% 154
Merseyside +37 56 £525 +1.45% 12
Cheshire -22 38 £463 +2.21% 55
Lancashire -9 37 £650 +18.18% 22
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 243 (58.84%) AWS
2 191 (46.25%) Azure
3 180 (43.58%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (37.53%) Docker
5 144 (34.87%) Terraform
6 120 (29.06%) Kubernetes
7 117 (28.33%) Jenkins
8 110 (26.63%) Python
9 104 (25.18%) Ansible
10 101 (24.46%) Java
11 88 (21.31%) Puppet
12 87 (21.07%) Linux
13 77 (18.64%) Serverless
14 76 (18.40%) .NET
15 67 (16.22%) Configuration Management
16 66 (15.98%) Infrastructure as Code
17 63 (15.25%) Windows
18 62 (15.01%) Opscode Chef
19 60 (14.53%) Scrum
20 59 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
21 57 (13.80%) Migration
22 56 (13.56%) Git (software)
23 55 (13.32%) Amazon EC2
23 55 (13.32%) Microservices
24 53 (12.83%) AWS CloudFormation
24 53 (12.83%) GitLab
24 53 (12.83%) Bash Shell
25 49 (11.86%) C#
26 48 (11.62%) TDD
27 47 (11.38%) JavaScript

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 13 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.66%) Apache
2 11 (2.66%) Apache Spark
3 10 (2.42%) IIS
4 9 (2.18%) nginx
5 7 (1.69%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.45%) Jetty
6 6 (1.45%) Mongrel
6 6 (1.45%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.97%) Confluence
8 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.48%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.24%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 243 (58.84%) AWS
2 191 (46.25%) Azure
3 77 (18.64%) Serverless
4 59 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
5 55 (13.32%) Amazon EC2
6 53 (12.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 44 (10.65%) Amazon S3
8 37 (8.96%) GCP
9 32 (7.75%) PaaS
10 21 (5.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 20 (4.84%) IaaS
12 17 (4.12%) CloudFront
13 15 (3.63%) Amazon Kinesis
13 15 (3.63%) Dynamics 365
14 14 (3.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (3.39%) Amazon ELB
15 13 (3.15%) Azure Functions
16 12 (2.91%) Office 365
16 12 (2.91%) Power Platform
17 11 (2.66%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.57%) Firewall
2 18 (4.36%) TCP/IP
2 18 (4.36%) VPN
3 17 (4.12%) DNS
4 16 (3.87%) HTTP
5 11 (2.66%) SSL
6 8 (1.94%) Internet
7 7 (1.69%) DHCP
7 7 (1.69%) FTP
7 7 (1.69%) IPsec
8 3 (0.73%) Network Security
9 2 (0.48%) Asterisk PBX
9 2 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.48%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.48%) MPLS
9 2 (0.48%) PBX
9 2 (0.48%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.48%) VLAN
9 2 (0.48%) VoIP
9 2 (0.48%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.38%) Big Data
2 32 (7.75%) Hadoop
3 29 (7.02%) MySQL
4 26 (6.30%) SQL Server
5 19 (4.60%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (3.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (3.39%) NoSQL
8 12 (2.91%) Power BI
9 11 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (2.42%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.94%) Qlik Sense
12 5 (1.21%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.97%) Redis
14 3 (0.73%) Relational Database
15 2 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
15 2 (0.48%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 117 (28.33%) Jenkins
2 56 (13.56%) Git (software)
3 53 (12.83%) GitLab
4 18 (4.36%) JIRA
5 17 (4.12%) Travis CI
6 13 (3.15%) SonarQube
7 11 (2.66%) CircleCI
7 11 (2.66%) Maven
8 10 (2.42%) Artifactory
8 10 (2.42%) Vagrant
9 9 (2.18%) Selenium
10 8 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (1.94%) JMeter
10 8 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (1.94%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.69%) Gerrit
11 7 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.45%) Robot Framework
13 5 (1.21%) Cucumber
13 5 (1.21%) Gradle
General
1 29 (7.02%) Public Sector
2 27 (6.54%) Finance
3 7 (1.69%) Banking
4 6 (1.45%) Retail
5 3 (0.73%) Legal
5 3 (0.73%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.48%) Law
6 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.24%) Automotive
7 1 (0.24%) Billing
7 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.24%) Games
7 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 142 (34.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 71 (17.19%) Developer
3 56 (13.56%) AWS Engineer
4 49 (11.86%) AWS DevOps
5 46 (11.14%) Azure Engineer
6 43 (10.41%) Platform Engineer
7 41 (9.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 32 (7.75%) Architect
9 27 (6.54%) Consultant
10 25 (6.05%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 25 (6.05%) Senior DevOps
11 21 (5.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 19 (4.60%) Head of DevOps
13 18 (4.36%) Cloud Engineer
14 17 (4.12%) Administrator
14 17 (4.12%) Java Developer
15 16 (3.87%) Azure DevOps
15 16 (3.87%) Lead DevOps
15 16 (3.87%) PHP Developer
16 13 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (18.40%) .NET
2 38 (9.20%) Node.js
2 38 (9.20%) Web Services
3 35 (8.47%) RESTful
4 25 (6.05%) Laravel
5 17 (4.12%) Elastic Stack
6 16 (3.87%) ASP.NET
6 16 (3.87%) REST
7 15 (3.63%) React
7 15 (3.63%) Spring
7 15 (3.63%) Spring Boot
8 12 (2.91%) Kafka
8 12 (2.91%) SOAP
8 12 (2.91%) Vue.js
9 11 (2.66%) AngularJS
10 10 (2.42%) HTML
11 9 (2.18%) Hibernate
11 9 (2.18%) J2EE
11 9 (2.18%) JSON
12 8 (1.94%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.51%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (7.02%) Public Cloud
3 11 (2.66%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (2.42%) User Experience
5 9 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.21%) Clustering
8 4 (0.97%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.73%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.73%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.48%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.48%) Handset
10 2 (0.48%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.48%) Replication
11 1 (0.24%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.24%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.24%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.24%) Life Science
11 1 (0.24%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 87 (21.07%) Linux
2 63 (15.25%) Windows
3 19 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (4.12%) CentOS
4 17 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.39%) Unix
6 12 (2.91%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.21%) Android
8 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (43.58%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (16.22%) Configuration Management
3 66 (15.98%) Infrastructure as Code
4 60 (14.53%) Scrum
5 57 (13.80%) Migration
6 55 (13.32%) Microservices
7 48 (11.62%) TDD
8 47 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (8.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 31 (7.51%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 31 (7.51%) Test Automation
11 30 (7.26%) BDD
12 28 (6.78%) Open Source
13 26 (6.30%) E-Commerce
14 22 (5.33%) Kanban
15 21 (5.08%) Software Engineering
16 18 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 17 (4.12%) OO
18 15 (3.63%) Collaborative Working
18 15 (3.63%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 110 (26.63%) Python
2 101 (24.46%) Java
3 53 (12.83%) Bash Shell
4 49 (11.86%) C#
5 47 (11.38%) JavaScript
6 46 (11.14%) SQL
7 43 (10.41%) PowerShell
8 40 (9.69%) Ruby
9 33 (7.99%) PHP
10 30 (7.26%) Shell Script
11 13 (3.15%) Java 8
11 13 (3.15%) Perl
12 10 (2.42%) Groovy
13 8 (1.94%) Go
14 3 (0.73%) Scala
14 3 (0.73%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.48%) ES6
15 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.24%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 33 (7.99%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.08%) AWS Certification
2 21 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.91%) CCA
4 11 (2.66%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.69%) Degree
6 4 (0.97%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.97%) ISEB
7 3 (0.73%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.24%) CISA
8 1 (0.24%) CISM
8 1 (0.24%) CISSP
8 1 (0.24%) IIBA
8 1 (0.24%) MCSA
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.24%) PgMP
8 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.54%) QA
2 6 (1.45%) SLA
3 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) GDPR
4 1 (0.24%) GxP
4 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 155 (37.53%) Docker
2 17 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.45%) Xen
6 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.48%) Kamailio
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 144 (34.87%) Terraform
2 120 (29.06%) Kubernetes
3 104 (25.18%) Ansible
4 88 (21.31%) Puppet
5 62 (15.01%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (5.08%) Grafana
7 17 (4.12%) Packer
8 15 (3.63%) Docker Swarm
8 15 (3.63%) Prometheus
8 15 (3.63%) Salt
9 12 (2.91%) Nagios
10 9 (2.18%) Rancher
11 6 (1.45%) Kibana
11 6 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.73%) Consul
13 2 (0.48%) Graphite
13 2 (0.48%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.48%) logstash
13 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
13 2 (0.48%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 41 (9.93%) Microsoft
2 40 (9.69%) Cloudera
3 27 (6.54%) Hortonworks
4 23 (5.57%) Oracle
5 15 (3.63%) Google
6 14 (3.39%) SAP
7 13 (3.15%) IBM
8 12 (2.91%) VMware
9 10 (2.42%) Informatica
10 9 (2.18%) EnterpriseDB
10 9 (2.18%) IBM Sterling
11 8 (1.94%) AppDynamics
11 8 (1.94%) Pega
12 7 (1.69%) Splunk
13 6 (1.45%) Citrix
14 4 (0.97%) Coverity
14 4 (0.97%) New Relic
15 3 (0.73%) Cisco
15 3 (0.73%) Tableau
15 3 (0.73%) Veritas