Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 34 65
Rank change year-on-year +19 +31 +77
Contract jobs citing DevOps 496 282 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.06% 4.98% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.50% 6.04% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 220 158
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -0.22% +0.22%
10th Percentile £363 £335 £363
90th Percentile £638 £589 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
North West median hourly rate £53.75 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.47% - -
England median hourly rate £56.25 £47.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% -13.64% +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 5,219 4,670 6,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.77% 82.44% 82.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,278 2,857 3,931
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £255 £259
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 220 210
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £35.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.10% +29.09% +1.23%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.75 £12.88
90th Percentile £53.74 £52.55 £48.85
England median hourly rate £22.25 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -11.01% +4.17% +11.63%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +8 281 £475 +5.56% 127
Cheshire +26 108 £463 -2.63% 42
Lancashire +28 81 £500 -4.76% 5
Merseyside -14 8 £575 +35.29% 11
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 242 (48.79%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (38.91%) Amazon AWS
3 174 (35.08%) Linux
4 166 (33.47%) Puppet
5 159 (32.06%) Jenkins
6 152 (30.65%) Python
7 136 (27.42%) Ansible
8 134 (27.02%) Java
9 131 (26.41%) Continuous Integration
10 126 (25.40%) Docker
11 120 (24.19%) Opscode Chef
12 106 (21.37%) Terraform
13 100 (20.16%) Git (software)
14 94 (18.95%) Kubernetes
15 87 (17.54%) Scrum
16 80 (16.13%) Test Automation
16 80 (16.13%) Ruby
17 78 (15.73%) Configuration Management
18 73 (14.72%) Microsoft Azure
19 72 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 68 (13.71%) Bash Shell
21 65 (13.10%) TDD
22 64 (12.90%) Microservices
23 63 (12.70%) Microsoft
23 63 (12.70%) JavaScript
24 62 (12.50%) JIRA
25 60 (12.10%) Windows
25 60 (12.10%) Continuous Delivery
26 59 (11.90%) .NET
27 57 (11.49%) ITIL

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 (6.25%) Confluence
2 26 (5.24%) Apache
3 20 (4.03%) Tomcat
4 17 (3.43%) JBoss
5 14 (2.82%) Apache Spark
6 11 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (1.81%) nginx
7 9 (1.81%) Tuxedo
8 8 (1.61%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.41%) CMS
9 7 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.21%) IIS
10 6 (1.21%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.01%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.01%) WildFly
12 4 (0.81%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.81%) SAS
13 3 (0.60%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) Magento
2 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 193 (38.91%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (14.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (7.86%) PaaS
4 32 (6.45%) SaaS
5 31 (6.25%) OpenShift
6 28 (5.65%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (5.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 19 (3.83%) IaaS
9 17 (3.43%) Amazon S3
10 15 (3.02%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (3.02%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (3.02%) Serverless
11 14 (2.82%) GitHub
12 13 (2.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (1.81%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (1.41%) npm
16 6 (1.21%) iPaaS
17 5 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 5 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.82%) Firewall
2 13 (2.62%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.42%) DNS
4 11 (2.22%) Internet
4 11 (2.22%) VPN
5 10 (2.02%) HTTP
6 8 (1.61%) SMS
7 7 (1.41%) SAN
8 4 (0.81%) DHCP
8 4 (0.81%) DSL
8 4 (0.81%) Network Security
8 4 (0.81%) Skype
8 4 (0.81%) SSH
9 3 (0.60%) BGP
9 3 (0.60%) FTP
9 3 (0.60%) IPsec
9 3 (0.60%) OSPF
9 3 (0.60%) SSL
10 2 (0.40%) MPLS
10 2 (0.40%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.24%) Big Data
3 21 (4.23%) Hadoop
3 21 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (3.43%) MongoDB
5 15 (3.02%) MySQL
6 12 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (2.42%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.22%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.01%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.81%) DB2
10 4 (0.81%) HBase
10 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.60%) Redis
11 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 159 (32.06%) Jenkins
2 100 (20.16%) Git (software)
3 62 (12.50%) JIRA
4 33 (6.65%) Sonatype Nexus
5 27 (5.44%) Bitbucket
6 25 (5.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (4.03%) SonarQube
8 19 (3.83%) Gradle
9 18 (3.63%) Selenium
10 17 (3.43%) TeamCity
11 13 (2.62%) Maven
12 12 (2.42%) GitLab
12 12 (2.42%) gulp
13 11 (2.22%) eggPlant
14 10 (2.02%) Artifactory
14 10 (2.02%) Hudson
14 10 (2.02%) Subversion
15 9 (1.81%) JUnit
15 9 (1.81%) Visual Studio
15 9 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (7.26%) Finance
2 17 (3.43%) Banking
3 15 (3.02%) Law
4 14 (2.82%) Legal
5 9 (1.81%) Games
5 9 (1.81%) Marketing
5 9 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.61%) Electronics
6 8 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.01%) Automotive
8 4 (0.81%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.81%) Retail
9 2 (0.40%) Back Office
9 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 230 (46.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 83 (16.73%) Developer
3 51 (10.28%) AWS DevOps
4 49 (9.88%) AWS Engineer
5 45 (9.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 43 (8.67%) Architect
7 34 (6.85%) Senior DevOps
8 31 (6.25%) Java Developer
9 29 (5.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 24 (4.84%) Consultant
11 21 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
12 19 (3.83%) DevOps Consultant
13 16 (3.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 15 (3.02%) Platform Engineer
15 14 (2.82%) Automation Engineer
15 14 (2.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 14 (2.82%) Linux Engineer
16 13 (2.62%) Software Engineer
17 12 (2.42%) Java Engineer
18 11 (2.22%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (11.90%) .NET
2 48 (9.68%) Web Services
3 39 (7.86%) Node.js
4 36 (7.26%) Spring
5 30 (6.05%) AngularJS
6 27 (5.44%) JSON
6 27 (5.44%) Spring Boot
7 24 (4.84%) Middleware
8 21 (4.23%) React
9 20 (4.03%) HTML
9 20 (4.03%) REST
10 19 (3.83%) CSS
11 16 (3.23%) .NET Framework
12 14 (2.82%) RESTful
13 13 (2.62%) jQuery
13 13 (2.62%) SOAP
14 12 (2.42%) XML
15 11 (2.22%) ASP.NET
16 10 (2.02%) Hibernate
16 10 (2.02%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.02%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (2.42%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.61%) Clustering
6 8 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.21%) iPad
9 5 (1.01%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.01%) PKI
9 5 (1.01%) Web 2.0
10 4 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
10 4 (0.81%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.60%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.60%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.60%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 174 (35.08%) Linux
2 72 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 60 (12.10%) Windows
4 26 (5.24%) CentOS
5 21 (4.23%) Windows Server
6 18 (3.63%) Unix
7 12 (2.42%) Android
8 11 (2.22%) Apple iOS
9 10 (2.02%) Solaris
10 5 (1.01%) AIX
11 4 (0.81%) HPUX
12 2 (0.40%) Debian
12 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.20%) Fedora
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (48.79%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (26.41%) Continuous Integration
3 87 (17.54%) Scrum
4 80 (16.13%) Test Automation
5 78 (15.73%) Configuration Management
6 65 (13.10%) TDD
7 64 (12.90%) Microservices
8 60 (12.10%) Continuous Delivery
9 57 (11.49%) ITIL
10 45 (9.07%) Deployment Automation
11 38 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
11 38 (7.66%) Software Engineering
12 34 (6.85%) Open Source
13 30 (6.05%) Project Management
14 27 (5.44%) Data Management
15 23 (4.64%) BDD
15 23 (4.64%) Continuous Deployment
16 22 (4.44%) Migration
17 21 (4.23%) Service Management
17 21 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (30.65%) Python
2 134 (27.02%) Java
3 80 (16.13%) Ruby
4 68 (13.71%) Bash Shell
5 63 (12.70%) JavaScript
6 43 (8.67%) SQL
7 34 (6.85%) C#
8 32 (6.45%) Perl
9 30 (6.05%) PHP
10 28 (5.65%) Groovy
10 28 (5.65%) Shell Script
11 24 (4.84%) Go
12 21 (4.23%) Java 8
13 20 (4.03%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.61%) Scala
15 4 (0.81%) C
15 4 (0.81%) C++
15 4 (0.81%) XPath
16 3 (0.60%) ES6
16 3 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 43 (8.67%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.65%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (1.81%) CCDP
5 9 (1.81%) CCNP
5 9 (1.81%) Chartered Engineer
5 9 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.81%) CISM
5 9 (1.81%) CISSP
5 9 (1.81%) MCSE
5 9 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.41%) AWS Certification
7 5 (1.01%) Degree
8 4 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.60%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.60%) PMP
10 2 (0.40%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.20%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.84%) QA
2 10 (2.02%) GCP
3 7 (1.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) GDPR
System Software
1 126 (25.40%) Docker
2 16 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 14 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.62%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.21%) VMware NSX
5 6 (1.21%) vSphere
6 4 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.81%) etcd
7 3 (0.60%) QEMU
8 2 (0.40%) KVM
8 2 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.20%) Gluster
9 1 (0.20%) iptables
9 1 (0.20%) LXC
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 166 (33.47%) Puppet
2 136 (27.42%) Ansible
3 120 (24.19%) Opscode Chef
4 106 (21.37%) Terraform
5 94 (18.95%) Kubernetes
6 14 (2.82%) Salt
7 11 (2.22%) Consul
7 11 (2.22%) Packer
7 11 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (1.61%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (1.61%) logstash
9 6 (1.21%) Kibana
9 6 (1.21%) SCCM
9 6 (1.21%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (1.01%) Nagios
10 5 (1.01%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.81%) IBM BigFix
12 3 (0.60%) FlexNet
12 3 (0.60%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 63 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 45 (9.07%) Red Hat
3 41 (8.27%) Oracle
4 27 (5.44%) ServiceNow
5 26 (5.24%) VMware
6 23 (4.64%) Atlassian
7 21 (4.23%) Splunk
8 14 (2.82%) Cisco
8 14 (2.82%) Google
9 12 (2.42%) SAP
10 10 (2.02%) IBM
11 9 (1.81%) EMC
11 9 (1.81%) NetApp
12 7 (1.41%) Xamarin
13 6 (1.21%) Cloudera
13 6 (1.21%) Informatica
13 6 (1.21%) Sitecore
14 5 (1.01%) Bomgar
14 5 (1.01%) Capita
14 5 (1.01%) Veritas