Period
to 23 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 12 35
Rank change year-on-year -2 +23 +20
Contract jobs citing DevOps 469 522 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.84% 8.79% 4.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.39% 10.49% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 369 230
North West median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £363 £364 £363
90th Percentile £625 £700 £600
England median daily rate £538 £525 £510
% change year-on-year +2.38% +2.94% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
North West median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £56.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.57% -37.78% +73.08%
10th Percentile £46.75 £35.00 £47.13
90th Percentile £50.25 £122.00 £66.38
England median hourly rate £46.00 £50.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -8.00% +7.53% -15.45%

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 4,512 4,974 4,668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.04% 83.75% 82.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,940 3,112 2,949
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £581 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 292 198
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £22.18 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.58% -26.06% +42.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.43 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.13 £50.51
England median hourly rate £24.12 £21.00 £24.72
% change year-on-year +14.86% -15.03% +9.84%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +3 325 £497 -0.55% 177
Merseyside +24 50 £450 -0.28% 19
Cheshire -31 42 £456 +4.64% 20
Lancashire -21 22 £550 +11.06% 11
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 240 (51.17%) AWS
2 222 (47.33%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (38.81%) Azure
4 155 (33.05%) Docker
5 135 (28.78%) Jenkins
5 135 (28.78%) Terraform
6 119 (25.37%) Linux
7 110 (23.45%) Java
8 105 (22.39%) Kubernetes
9 99 (21.11%) Ansible
10 91 (19.40%) Python
11 83 (17.70%) Puppet
12 81 (17.27%) Git (software)
13 76 (16.20%) .NET
14 74 (15.78%) Scrum
14 74 (15.78%) Serverless
15 72 (15.35%) Continuous Integration
16 70 (14.93%) Microservices
17 62 (13.22%) Opscode Chef
18 61 (13.01%) TDD
19 59 (12.58%) PowerShell
19 59 (12.58%) Infrastructure as Code
20 55 (11.73%) Amazon EC2
21 54 (11.51%) JavaScript
22 52 (11.09%) Windows
23 50 (10.66%) AWS Lambda
24 49 (10.45%) JIRA
25 47 (10.02%) Microsoft
26 46 (9.81%) Configuration Management
27 45 (9.59%) Amazon S3

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 29 (6.18%) Confluence
2 11 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.13%) nginx
4 7 (1.49%) Apache
5 6 (1.28%) Anypoint
5 6 (1.28%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.07%) Mule
6 5 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.85%) SAS
8 3 (0.64%) CMS
8 3 (0.64%) IIS
8 3 (0.64%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.64%) WordPress
9 2 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 15 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 240 (51.17%) AWS
2 182 (38.81%) Azure
3 74 (15.78%) Serverless
4 55 (11.73%) Amazon EC2
5 50 (10.66%) AWS Lambda
6 45 (9.59%) Amazon S3
7 38 (8.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 38 (8.10%) GCP
8 25 (5.33%) GitHub
9 23 (4.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 21 (4.48%) IaaS
11 20 (4.26%) Amazon ELB
11 20 (4.26%) Dynamics 365
12 17 (3.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 17 (3.62%) PaaS
13 16 (3.41%) Power Platform
14 15 (3.20%) Office 365
15 12 (2.56%) Azure Functions
16 11 (2.35%) SaaS
17 9 (1.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.05%) DNS
2 17 (3.62%) TCP/IP
3 15 (3.20%) HTTP
4 10 (2.13%) Firewall
5 9 (1.92%) VPN
6 8 (1.71%) Internet
7 7 (1.49%) SSL
8 6 (1.28%) DHCP
9 5 (1.07%) LAN
9 5 (1.07%) WAN
10 4 (0.85%) Network Security
10 4 (0.85%) VoIP
11 2 (0.43%) Asterisk PBX
11 2 (0.43%) BGP
11 2 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.43%) HSRP
11 2 (0.43%) Junos
11 2 (0.43%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.43%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.74%) Amazon RDS
2 33 (7.04%) MySQL
3 28 (5.97%) Hadoop
4 26 (5.54%) SQL Server
5 22 (4.69%) Big Data
6 17 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (3.41%) Power BI
8 15 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (2.56%) MongoDB
11 11 (2.35%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.49%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.49%) Qlik Sense
13 6 (1.28%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 3 (0.64%) Data Lake
15 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
16 1 (0.21%) DB2
16 1 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 135 (28.78%) Jenkins
2 81 (17.27%) Git (software)
3 49 (10.45%) JIRA
4 32 (6.82%) GitLab
5 21 (4.48%) Artifactory
6 19 (4.05%) Bitbucket
6 19 (4.05%) Subversion
7 18 (3.84%) TeamCity
8 16 (3.41%) Maven
9 15 (3.20%) JUnit
10 14 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
11 13 (2.77%) Cucumber
12 12 (2.56%) Ant
12 12 (2.56%) Selenium
13 9 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (1.92%) Bitbucket Server
13 9 (1.92%) Robot Framework
13 9 (1.92%) Vagrant
14 8 (1.71%) Gradle
14 8 (1.71%) SonarQube
General
1 38 (8.10%) Public Sector
2 23 (4.90%) Finance
3 18 (3.84%) Banking
4 12 (2.56%) Retail
5 6 (1.28%) Legal
5 6 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.21%) Billing
7 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 195 (41.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 100 (21.32%) Developer
3 53 (11.30%) AWS Engineer
4 45 (9.59%) AWS DevOps
5 39 (8.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 34 (7.25%) Architect
7 31 (6.61%) Azure Engineer
7 31 (6.61%) Java Developer
8 28 (5.97%) Consultant
9 26 (5.54%) Azure DevOps
9 26 (5.54%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 26 (5.54%) Cloud Engineer
10 22 (4.69%) PHP Developer
11 21 (4.48%) Senior DevOps
12 20 (4.26%) Lead DevOps
13 17 (3.62%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 16 (3.41%) Full Stack Developer
15 15 (3.20%) Administrator
15 15 (3.20%) DevOps Consultant
16 13 (2.77%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (16.20%) .NET
2 37 (7.89%) RESTful
2 37 (7.89%) Web Services
3 34 (7.25%) Node.js
4 22 (4.69%) ASP.NET
4 22 (4.69%) Spring Boot
5 21 (4.48%) Laravel
6 19 (4.05%) AngularJS
7 16 (3.41%) React
7 16 (3.41%) Spring
8 13 (2.77%) JSON
9 12 (2.56%) CSS
9 12 (2.56%) HTML
10 11 (2.35%) .NET Core
11 10 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (1.92%) SOAP
13 7 (1.49%) Ruby on Rails
14 6 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (1.28%) LAMP
14 6 (1.28%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.82%) Public Cloud
2 24 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.20%) Mobile App
3 15 (3.20%) User Experience
4 7 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (1.07%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.64%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (0.64%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.43%) Clustering
8 2 (0.43%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.43%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.43%) Handset
8 2 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.43%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.43%) Smart Energy
8 2 (0.43%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.43%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 119 (25.37%) Linux
2 52 (11.09%) Windows
3 22 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (4.48%) CentOS
4 21 (4.48%) Ubuntu
5 18 (3.84%) Unix
6 16 (3.41%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.28%) Android
8 4 (0.85%) Debian
9 2 (0.43%) AIX
9 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (47.33%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (15.78%) Scrum
3 72 (15.35%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (14.93%) Microservices
5 61 (13.01%) TDD
6 59 (12.58%) Infrastructure as Code
7 46 (9.81%) Configuration Management
8 42 (8.96%) Open Source
9 36 (7.68%) BDD
9 36 (7.68%) Test Automation
10 35 (7.46%) Migration
11 34 (7.25%) Kanban
12 30 (6.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 28 (5.97%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 27 (5.76%) E-Commerce
15 21 (4.48%) Project Delivery
16 19 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 19 (4.05%) MVC
16 19 (4.05%) Software Engineering
16 19 (4.05%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 110 (23.45%) Java
2 91 (19.40%) Python
3 59 (12.58%) PowerShell
4 54 (11.51%) JavaScript
5 44 (9.38%) C#
6 42 (8.96%) Bash Shell
6 42 (8.96%) SQL
7 32 (6.82%) PHP
8 22 (4.69%) Java 8
8 22 (4.69%) Ruby
9 16 (3.41%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.92%) Go
11 7 (1.49%) Perl
11 7 (1.49%) Scala
12 5 (1.07%) C++
12 5 (1.07%) Groovy
13 4 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.43%) ES6
15 2 (0.43%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 40 (8.53%) Security Cleared
2 22 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.41%) AWS Certification
4 11 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.07%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.85%) Degree
6 4 (0.85%) ISEB
6 4 (0.85%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.64%) CCA
7 3 (0.64%) CISA
7 3 (0.64%) CISM
8 1 (0.21%) CCDP
8 1 (0.21%) CCNP
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.21%) CISSP
8 1 (0.21%) CLAS
8 1 (0.21%) GIAC
8 1 (0.21%) IIBA
8 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.26%) QA
2 8 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.28%) SLA
4 4 (0.85%) GDPR
5 3 (0.64%) NIST
5 3 (0.64%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.21%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.21%) PMO
7 1 (0.21%) PSD2
7 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 155 (33.05%) Docker
2 14 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.28%) Snort
3 6 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.07%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.43%) Kamailio
5 2 (0.43%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.21%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.21%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.21%) Xen
6 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 135 (28.78%) Terraform
2 105 (22.39%) Kubernetes
3 99 (21.11%) Ansible
4 83 (17.70%) Puppet
5 62 (13.22%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (6.82%) Packer
7 27 (5.76%) Prometheus
8 18 (3.84%) Grafana
9 14 (2.99%) Nagios
10 10 (2.13%) Salt
11 8 (1.71%) HAProxy
12 7 (1.49%) Consul
12 7 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (1.49%) Kibana
13 6 (1.28%) SCCM
14 5 (1.07%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 5 (1.07%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 3 (0.64%) Rancher
15 3 (0.64%) ZABBIX
16 2 (0.43%) Graphite
Vendors
1 47 (10.02%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.18%) Oracle
3 26 (5.54%) Cloudera
4 19 (4.05%) Google
5 12 (2.56%) Pega
6 11 (2.35%) Hortonworks
7 9 (1.92%) IBM
8 8 (1.71%) SAP
8 8 (1.71%) Splunk
9 7 (1.49%) MuleSoft
9 7 (1.49%) New Relic
10 6 (1.28%) VMware
11 5 (1.07%) Cisco
12 4 (0.85%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.85%) Axiomatics
12 4 (0.85%) ForgeRock
12 4 (0.85%) Ping Identity
13 3 (0.64%) Black Duck
13 3 (0.64%) Coverity
13 3 (0.64%) HP