Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 15 February 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 > South East
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 31 62
Rank change year-on-year +13 +31 +73
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1,273 1,014 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.97% 6.05% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.13% 7.15% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 638 324
South East median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £385 £356 £357
90th Percentile £638 £603 £615
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 7
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £67.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.29% -27.09% +69.73%
10th Percentile £26.65 £37.50 £41.25
90th Percentile £59.75 £67.25 £74.91
England median hourly rate £35.00 £49.75 £67.89
% change year-on-year -29.65% -26.72% +29.31%

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,940 14,186 12,925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.24% 84.67% 83.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,406 8,500 7,666
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £280 £270 £250
90th Percentile £600 £586 £570
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 439 553
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £24.02 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.95% +6.76% -23.73%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.08
90th Percentile £52.26 £50.82 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.08 £24.09 £24.44
% change year-on-year -0.04% -1.43% +6.26%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the South East

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in the South East

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in the South East over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in the South East

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps in the South East

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in the South East over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DevOps in the South East

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the South East region over the 6 months to 15 February 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
Thames Valley +1 475 £525 +10.53% 175
Hampshire +26 295 £469 -3.35% 80
Berkshire +10 286 £525 +23.53% 92
Surrey +8 284 £517 +3.40% 65
West Sussex +12 133 £525 +5.00% 26
Buckinghamshire -10 109 £500 +11.11% 21
Oxfordshire +2 80 £500 -4.76% 62
Kent +20 27 £538 -10.42% 16
Middlesex +17 21 £475 +18.75%
East Sussex -9 18 £400 -30.43% 10
M4 Corridor +3 5 £550 -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 15 February 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 South East region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 675 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 450 (35.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 397 (31.19%) Amazon AWS
4 384 (30.16%) Jenkins
5 366 (28.75%) Linux
6 336 (26.39%) Docker
7 306 (24.04%) Git (software)
8 283 (22.23%) Scrum
9 276 (21.68%) Ansible
10 267 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
11 238 (18.70%) Java
12 224 (17.60%) Python
12 224 (17.60%) Test Automation
13 219 (17.20%) Microsoft
14 215 (16.89%) SQL
15 211 (16.58%) Kubernetes
16 200 (15.71%) Puppet
17 185 (14.53%) JIRA
18 177 (13.90%) Windows
19 175 (13.75%) Terraform
20 174 (13.67%) Microservices
21 164 (12.88%) PaaS
22 162 (12.73%) Security Cleared
23 159 (12.49%) Continuous Delivery
24 152 (11.94%) Configuration Management
25 151 (11.86%) JavaScript
26 146 (11.47%) .NET
27 145 (11.39%) SC Cleared
28 140 (11.00%) Finance
29 135 (10.60%) Visual Studio Team System

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 111 (8.72%) Confluence
2 62 (4.87%) Apache
3 55 (4.32%) Elasticsearch
4 49 (3.85%) JBoss
5 46 (3.61%) Apache Spark
6 43 (3.38%) Tomcat
7 33 (2.59%) nginx
8 32 (2.51%) WebLogic
9 29 (2.28%) OpenStack
10 27 (2.12%) Cloud Foundry
11 20 (1.57%) IIS
12 15 (1.18%) Apache Solr
13 14 (1.10%) Drupal
13 14 (1.10%) WebSphere
14 13 (1.02%) MS Exchange
15 12 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 11 (0.86%) CMS
17 10 (0.79%) Jupyter
17 10 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
18 9 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 12 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.079%) InDesign
5 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.079%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.079%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 10 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.16%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.079%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 450 (35.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 397 (31.19%) Amazon AWS
3 164 (12.88%) PaaS
4 119 (9.35%) IaaS
5 94 (7.38%) GitHub
6 65 (5.11%) Serverless
7 60 (4.71%) OpenShift
8 51 (4.01%) AWS Lambda
9 49 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 42 (3.30%) SaaS
11 40 (3.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 38 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
12 38 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
13 32 (2.51%) Amazon S3
14 27 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
15 24 (1.89%) Office 365
16 22 (1.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 22 (1.73%) Amazon Kinesis
17 21 (1.65%) Google Analytics
18 20 (1.57%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.16%) Firewall
2 48 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 34 (2.67%) HTTP
4 31 (2.44%) SSL
5 30 (2.36%) DNS
6 25 (1.96%) VPN
7 24 (1.89%) WAN
8 22 (1.73%) DSL
8 22 (1.73%) LAN
9 19 (1.49%) Network Security
10 12 (0.94%) Internet
10 12 (0.94%) VLAN
11 9 (0.71%) NFC
12 7 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.55%) iSCSI
13 6 (0.47%) DAB
13 6 (0.47%) MQTT
13 6 (0.47%) Wireless
14 5 (0.39%) IPsec
14 5 (0.39%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 78 (6.13%) NoSQL
3 75 (5.89%) MongoDB
4 68 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
5 56 (4.40%) Big Data
6 55 (4.32%) Hadoop
7 52 (4.08%) MySQL
8 51 (4.01%) Data Lake
9 49 (3.85%) Power BI
10 39 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 35 (2.75%) HDInsight
12 34 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
13 33 (2.59%) Amazon RDS
14 30 (2.36%) Redis
15 29 (2.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 27 (2.12%) Relational Database
17 22 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
18 19 (1.49%) Oracle Database
19 18 (1.41%) Apache Hive
20 16 (1.26%) HBase
Development Applications
1 384 (30.16%) Jenkins
2 306 (24.04%) Git (software)
3 185 (14.53%) JIRA
4 135 (10.60%) Visual Studio Team System
5 118 (9.27%) Selenium
6 105 (8.25%) Visual Studio
7 63 (4.95%) Cucumber
8 61 (4.79%) Subversion
9 55 (4.32%) Maven
9 55 (4.32%) SonarQube
10 51 (4.01%) Sonatype Nexus
11 42 (3.30%) JUnit
12 41 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 34 (2.67%) IntelliJ
14 33 (2.59%) Eclipse
15 32 (2.51%) GitLab
15 32 (2.51%) Mercurial
16 31 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
17 30 (2.36%) gulp
18 26 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 140 (11.00%) Finance
2 30 (2.36%) Retail
3 25 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 21 (1.65%) Banking
5 16 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.02%) Marketing
7 12 (0.94%) Back Office
7 12 (0.94%) Billing
8 9 (0.71%) Legal
9 8 (0.63%) Games
9 8 (0.63%) Publishing
10 7 (0.55%) Law
11 6 (0.47%) Electronics
11 6 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.39%) Advertising
12 5 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.24%) Military
14 2 (0.16%) Avionics
14 2 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 404 (31.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 270 (21.21%) Developer
3 155 (12.18%) Architect
4 102 (8.01%) Azure DevOps
5 82 (6.44%) Azure Engineer
6 80 (6.28%) AWS DevOps
7 78 (6.13%) AWS Engineer
8 73 (5.73%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 63 (4.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 62 (4.87%) Java Developer
11 54 (4.24%) .NET Developer
12 51 (4.01%) Consultant
13 49 (3.85%) Senior Developer
14 44 (3.46%) Cloud Engineer
15 43 (3.38%) Senior DevOps
15 43 (3.38%) Technical Architect
16 42 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
17 37 (2.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 36 (2.83%) Azure Developer
19 35 (2.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (11.47%) .NET
2 133 (10.45%) REST
3 123 (9.66%) Web Services
4 115 (9.03%) AngularJS
5 103 (8.09%) Node.js
6 93 (7.31%) JSON
7 92 (7.23%) Spring
8 91 (7.15%) HTML
9 89 (6.99%) CSS
10 63 (4.95%) Kafka
11 55 (4.32%) HTML5
12 53 (4.16%) SOAP
13 52 (4.08%) React
13 52 (4.08%) XML
14 44 (3.46%) jQuery
15 41 (3.22%) Spring Boot
16 39 (3.06%) .NET Core
17 37 (2.91%) .NET Framework
18 35 (2.75%) ASP.NET
18 35 (2.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 54 (4.24%) Public Cloud
2 53 (4.16%) Data Centre
3 48 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
4 45 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (3.46%) Cloud Native
6 33 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (2.44%) User Experience
8 27 (2.12%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (1.10%) iPad
10 14 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (1.02%) Private Cloud
11 13 (1.02%) Virtual Team
12 12 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.79%) Driving Licence
13 10 (0.79%) Fintech
14 9 (0.71%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.63%) CMDB
15 8 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
15 8 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 366 (28.75%) Linux
2 177 (13.90%) Windows
3 98 (7.70%) Unix
4 46 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (2.59%) Ubuntu
6 32 (2.51%) Windows Server
7 18 (1.41%) CentOS
8 16 (1.26%) Android
9 13 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
9 13 (1.02%) VMS
10 12 (0.94%) Apple iOS
11 11 (0.86%) Solaris
12 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.24%) AIX
14 3 (0.24%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.16%) Debian
15 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.079%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 675 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (22.23%) Scrum
3 267 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
4 224 (17.60%) Test Automation
5 174 (13.67%) Microservices
6 159 (12.49%) Continuous Delivery
7 152 (11.94%) Configuration Management
8 127 (9.98%) Analytics
9 125 (9.82%) Kanban
10 100 (7.86%) Migration
11 99 (7.78%) TDD
12 94 (7.38%) BDD
13 93 (7.31%) Open Source
14 77 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
15 76 (5.97%) Software Engineering
16 72 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
16 72 (5.66%) User Stories
17 70 (5.50%) ITIL
18 69 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
19 68 (5.34%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 238 (18.70%) Java
2 224 (17.60%) Python
3 215 (16.89%) SQL
4 151 (11.86%) JavaScript
5 131 (10.29%) PowerShell
6 130 (10.21%) C#
7 69 (5.42%) Perl
8 61 (4.79%) Bash Shell
9 60 (4.71%) Ruby
10 51 (4.01%) Groovy
11 45 (3.53%) Scala
12 40 (3.14%) Java 8
13 36 (2.83%) PHP
14 20 (1.57%) TypeScript
15 19 (1.49%) Go
15 19 (1.49%) Haskell
16 15 (1.18%) C++
17 14 (1.10%) C
18 9 (0.71%) VB.NET
19 7 (0.55%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 162 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 145 (11.39%) SC Cleared
3 62 (4.87%) Degree
4 23 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 20 (1.57%) CISSP
6 16 (1.26%) CISM
7 14 (1.10%) CCNP
7 14 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (1.10%) CREST Certified
8 12 (0.94%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 9 (0.71%) CCSP
9 9 (0.71%) CISA
9 9 (0.71%) CLAS
9 9 (0.71%) IISP
9 9 (0.71%) ISEB
9 9 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.55%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.31%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (7.86%) QA
2 23 (1.81%) PCI DSS
3 19 (1.49%) GDPR
4 15 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.86%) SLA
6 10 (0.79%) ISO 22301
7 9 (0.71%) ISAE 3402
7 9 (0.71%) ISO 31000
7 9 (0.71%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 9 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.24%) COBIT
8 3 (0.24%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.16%) PMO
10 1 (0.079%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.079%) PSD2
System Software
1 336 (26.39%) Docker
2 47 (3.69%) Active Directory
2 47 (3.69%) Virtual Machines
3 35 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.49%) HDFS
5 12 (0.94%) KVM
6 9 (0.71%) ISA Server
7 8 (0.63%) vSphere
8 7 (0.55%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.55%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.47%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.39%) oVirt
10 5 (0.39%) RHEV
11 4 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.31%) Firmware
11 4 (0.31%) NFS
12 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 276 (21.68%) Ansible
2 211 (16.58%) Kubernetes
3 200 (15.71%) Puppet
4 175 (13.75%) Terraform
5 93 (7.31%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (2.83%) Kibana
7 27 (2.12%) Grafana
8 16 (1.26%) Red Hat Satellite
9 15 (1.18%) SELinux
10 14 (1.10%) Nessus
10 14 (1.10%) Packer
11 11 (0.86%) Hadoop YARN
11 11 (0.86%) logstash
12 10 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
12 10 (0.79%) Nagios
12 10 (0.79%) SCOrch
13 9 (0.71%) CloudForms
13 9 (0.71%) Prometheus
13 9 (0.71%) Trend Micro Deep Security
14 6 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 219 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 94 (7.38%) Oracle
3 67 (5.26%) VMware
4 65 (5.11%) Red Hat
5 59 (4.63%) Atlassian
6 55 (4.32%) Google
7 51 (4.01%) Cisco
8 26 (2.04%) Splunk
9 24 (1.89%) IBM
10 21 (1.65%) Adobe
10 21 (1.65%) SAP
11 19 (1.49%) ServiceNow
12 16 (1.26%) Cloudera
13 15 (1.18%) Qualys
13 15 (1.18%) Tableau
14 14 (1.10%) webMethods
15 12 (0.94%) Okta
16 11 (0.86%) Juniper
16 11 (0.86%) McAfee
17 10 (0.79%) Barracuda Networks