Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 15 33
Rank change year-on-year +4 +18 +25
Contract jobs citing DevOps 561 490 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.96% 8.38% 5.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.72% 9.68% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 330 214
North West median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £354 £363 £350
90th Percentile £700 £638 £600
England median daily rate £545 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +3.81% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
North West median hourly rate - £57.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.29% -
England median hourly rate £45.64 £59.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year -23.30% +16.67% -5.12%

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 4,411 5,060 4,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 86.15% 86.54% 83.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,877 3,181 2,790
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £612 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 253 209
North West median hourly rate £26.42 £23.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.22% -30.15% +1.49%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.35 £53.00
England median hourly rate £25.06 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.91% -12.00% -

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 June 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 20 June 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 +7 338 £525 +14.44% 123
Cheshire +12 107 £471 -2.38% 15
Lancashire -4 65 £550 +4.76% 2
Merseyside +6 21 £525 -6.25% 8
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 237 (42.25%) Amazon AWS
2 231 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (38.50%) Jenkins
4 188 (33.51%) Docker
5 187 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 160 (28.52%) Linux
7 159 (28.34%) Terraform
8 147 (26.20%) Kubernetes
9 145 (25.85%) Puppet
10 117 (20.86%) Python
11 104 (18.54%) Ansible
12 99 (17.65%) Java
13 98 (17.47%) Opscode Chef
14 97 (17.29%) Git (software)
15 94 (16.76%) Continuous Integration
16 91 (16.22%) Test Automation
17 85 (15.15%) Bash Shell
18 73 (13.01%) Microservices
19 72 (12.83%) Microsoft
20 70 (12.48%) Windows
21 64 (11.41%) .NET
22 63 (11.23%) Configuration Management
23 60 (10.70%) Scrum
24 57 (10.16%) JIRA
25 53 (9.45%) Web Services
26 48 (8.56%) SQL
27 47 (8.38%) Security Cleared
28 46 (8.20%) Open Source
29 45 (8.02%) JavaScript
29 45 (8.02%) TDD

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 31 (5.53%) Confluence
2 15 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.32%) nginx
4 12 (2.14%) Apache
5 11 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.25%) IIS
6 7 (1.25%) JBoss
6 7 (1.25%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.07%) CMS
8 5 (0.89%) SAS
8 5 (0.89%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.53%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.53%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.36%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.36%) Jetty
11 2 (0.36%) Mongrel
11 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 12 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) Magento
3 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 237 (42.25%) Amazon AWS
2 187 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (5.53%) Amazon EC2
3 31 (5.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 23 (4.10%) AWS CloudFormation
4 23 (4.10%) Serverless
5 22 (3.92%) IaaS
6 21 (3.74%) GitHub
7 20 (3.57%) Amazon ECS
8 19 (3.39%) PaaS
9 18 (3.21%) Boomi
10 16 (2.85%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (2.67%) Amazon S3
12 13 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (2.14%) SaaS
13 12 (2.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (1.96%) OpenShift
15 9 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
15 9 (1.60%) Route 53
16 8 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (6.95%) HTTP
2 36 (6.42%) TCP/IP
3 32 (5.70%) DNS
4 23 (4.10%) SSL
5 22 (3.92%) DHCP
6 18 (3.21%) IPsec
7 17 (3.03%) FTP
8 16 (2.85%) Firewall
9 12 (2.14%) LAN
9 12 (2.14%) VPN
9 12 (2.14%) WAN
10 8 (1.43%) VoIP
11 7 (1.25%) Internet
12 5 (0.89%) Network Security
13 4 (0.71%) Wireless
14 3 (0.53%) VLAN
15 2 (0.36%) AMQP
15 2 (0.36%) Junos
15 2 (0.36%) NetScaler
15 2 (0.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.84%) Hadoop
2 33 (5.88%) Big Data
3 25 (4.46%) MySQL
3 25 (4.46%) SQL Server
4 24 (4.28%) MongoDB
5 14 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (2.14%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.78%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.60%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (1.43%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.71%) Amazon Aurora
11 4 (0.71%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.71%) Impala
12 3 (0.53%) Amazon Athena
12 3 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 216 (38.50%) Jenkins
2 97 (17.29%) Git (software)
3 57 (10.16%) JIRA
4 36 (6.42%) GitLab
5 33 (5.88%) Selenium
6 32 (5.70%) JUnit
7 29 (5.17%) SonarQube
8 25 (4.46%) Artifactory
9 23 (4.10%) Cucumber
10 18 (3.21%) Visual Studio
11 17 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (2.85%) Bitbucket
12 16 (2.85%) JMeter
13 15 (2.67%) TeamCity
14 13 (2.32%) Maven
15 11 (1.96%) Robot Framework
16 10 (1.78%) Travis CI
17 9 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
17 9 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
17 9 (1.60%) Subversion
General
1 44 (7.84%) Finance
2 16 (2.85%) Banking
3 11 (1.96%) Law
3 11 (1.96%) Legal
4 7 (1.25%) Retail
5 5 (0.89%) Games
5 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.71%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.18%) Advertising
8 1 (0.18%) Billing
8 1 (0.18%) Electronics
8 1 (0.18%) International Banking
8 1 (0.18%) Publishing
8 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 235 (41.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 84 (14.97%) Developer
3 62 (11.05%) AWS DevOps
4 56 (9.98%) AWS Engineer
5 51 (9.09%) Architect
5 51 (9.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 42 (7.49%) Consultant
7 34 (6.06%) Java Developer
8 32 (5.70%) Cloud Engineer
9 31 (5.53%) DevOps Consultant
10 29 (5.17%) Azure DevOps
11 24 (4.28%) Azure Engineer
11 24 (4.28%) Full Stack Developer
12 22 (3.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 22 (3.92%) Senior DevOps
13 20 (3.57%) Technical Architect
14 19 (3.39%) Technical Leader
15 17 (3.03%) Lead Architect
16 15 (2.67%) Lead DevOps
16 15 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (11.41%) .NET
2 53 (9.45%) Web Services
3 39 (6.95%) Spring
4 36 (6.42%) Elastic Stack
5 34 (6.06%) REST
6 32 (5.70%) React
7 31 (5.53%) AngularJS
8 27 (4.81%) JSON
8 27 (4.81%) Node.js
9 25 (4.46%) Spring Boot
10 23 (4.10%) SOAP
11 18 (3.21%) jQuery
11 18 (3.21%) XML
12 17 (3.03%) CSS
12 17 (3.03%) HTML
12 17 (3.03%) Kafka
13 16 (2.85%) Middleware
14 13 (2.32%) ASP.NET
14 13 (2.32%) Servlets
15 12 (2.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.03%) Public Cloud
3 14 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.78%) Cloud Native
6 9 (1.60%) Cyberattack
7 8 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.43%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.43%) User Experience
8 7 (1.25%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.71%) Smart Energy
10 4 (0.71%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.71%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.36%) SCADA
12 2 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 160 (28.52%) Linux
2 70 (12.48%) Windows
3 23 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (3.74%) Unix
5 18 (3.21%) Windows Server
6 15 (2.67%) CentOS
7 13 (2.32%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.25%) Debian
9 3 (0.53%) Android
9 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.36%) AIX
10 2 (0.36%) Solaris
10 2 (0.36%) SUSE
11 1 (0.18%) VME
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (16.76%) Continuous Integration
3 91 (16.22%) Test Automation
4 73 (13.01%) Microservices
5 63 (11.23%) Configuration Management
6 60 (10.70%) Scrum
7 46 (8.20%) Open Source
8 45 (8.02%) TDD
9 39 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
10 38 (6.77%) Infrastructure as Code
11 37 (6.60%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 35 (6.24%) Continuous Delivery
13 30 (5.35%) OO
13 30 (5.35%) Software Engineering
14 29 (5.17%) Kanban
14 29 (5.17%) Migration
15 28 (4.99%) Continuous Improvement
16 27 (4.81%) ITIL
17 25 (4.46%) Deployment Automation
18 24 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (20.86%) Python
2 99 (17.65%) Java
3 85 (15.15%) Bash Shell
4 48 (8.56%) SQL
5 45 (8.02%) JavaScript
6 36 (6.42%) C#
7 34 (6.06%) PowerShell
8 24 (4.28%) Ruby
9 15 (2.67%) Java 8
10 12 (2.14%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.60%) Groovy
11 9 (1.60%) Perl
12 6 (1.07%) PHP
13 5 (0.89%) Go
13 5 (0.89%) Scala
14 4 (0.71%) C++
14 4 (0.71%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.53%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.53%) XPath
16 2 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 47 (8.38%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.60%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (1.60%) AWS Certification
5 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.89%) CCA
6 5 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.89%) CISM
7 4 (0.71%) MCITP
7 4 (0.71%) MCTS
8 3 (0.53%) CCNP
8 3 (0.53%) CISSP
8 3 (0.53%) Degree
8 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.36%) CCDP
9 2 (0.36%) CCSP
9 2 (0.36%) CISA
9 2 (0.36%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.14%) QA
2 9 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.89%) GDPR
4 3 (0.53%) NIST
4 3 (0.53%) NIST 800
4 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.36%) PA-DSS
5 2 (0.36%) SLA
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) PSD2
6 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 188 (33.51%) Docker
2 20 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.89%) Snort
4 5 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.71%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.36%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.36%) Xen
7 1 (0.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.18%) etcd
7 1 (0.18%) HDFS
7 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.18%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.18%) XenApp
7 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 159 (28.34%) Terraform
2 147 (26.20%) Kubernetes
3 145 (25.85%) Puppet
4 104 (18.54%) Ansible
5 98 (17.47%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (7.13%) Packer
7 36 (6.42%) Prometheus
8 29 (5.17%) Salt
9 9 (1.60%) Grafana
10 7 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (1.25%) Nagios
10 7 (1.25%) SCCM
11 6 (1.07%) CA Service Virtualization
11 6 (1.07%) logstash
12 5 (0.89%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 5 (0.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 5 (0.89%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.53%) Consul
13 3 (0.53%) Nessus
Vendors
1 72 (12.83%) Microsoft
2 42 (7.49%) Cloudera
3 31 (5.53%) Hortonworks
4 26 (4.63%) Google
5 22 (3.92%) Oracle
6 18 (3.21%) Dell
7 17 (3.03%) Splunk
8 13 (2.32%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.78%) VMware
10 8 (1.43%) AlienVault
10 8 (1.43%) IBM
10 8 (1.43%) PagerDuty
11 7 (1.25%) Apple
11 7 (1.25%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.25%) Citrix
11 7 (1.25%) MuleSoft
12 6 (1.07%) CA
12 6 (1.07%) Cisco
13 5 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.89%) SAP