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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
DevOps
England / South East
Rank 36 76 176
Rank change year-on-year +40 +100  
Contract jobs citing DevOps 382 236 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.90% 2.56% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.01% 3.15% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 169 67
Median daily rate £475 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Median hourly rate £70.39 £48.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.13% +21.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £51.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.60% +29.37%  

DevOps is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6361 7494 7901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.62% 81.26% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3684 4608 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 268 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing DevOps as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +68 118 £475 +18.75% 27
Berkshire +15 65 £475 - 24
Buckinghamshire +30 64 £469 -8.53% 4
Surrey +15 59 £425 -5.55% 27
West Sussex +24 29 £488 +62.50% 2
Oxfordshire +14 27 £500 +25.00% 13
Middlesex +7 10 £283 -31.51%
Kent -17 4 £475 -1.75% 2
Home Counties - 3 - -
East Sussex +5 2 - - 1
DevOps
England

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 293 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (40.10%) Linux
3 187 (31.91%) Jenkins
4 149 (25.43%) Continuous Integration
5 148 (25.26%) Java
6 136 (23.21%) Puppet
7 130 (22.18%) Scrum
8 126 (21.50%) Git (software)
9 120 (20.48%) Python
10 111 (18.94%) Amazon AWS
11 106 (18.09%) SQL
12 105 (17.92%) Windows
13 104 (17.75%) Docker
14 98 (16.72%) TDD
15 97 (16.55%) Ansible
16 92 (15.70%) JavaScript
17 91 (15.53%) Security Cleared
18 84 (14.33%) Microsoft
19 83 (14.16%) Unix
20 81 (13.82%) Opscode Chef
21 80 (13.65%) VMware
22 78 (13.31%) Microsoft Azure
23 77 (13.14%) Web Services
24 76 (12.97%) Finance
25 74 (12.63%) Red Hat
26 72 (12.29%) SC Cleared
27 66 (11.26%) GitHub
28 65 (11.09%) JIRA
29 60 (10.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 60 (10.24%) Bash Shell

DevOps
Top Related 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 53 (9.04%) JBoss
2 41 (7.00%) WebSphere
3 38 (6.48%) Confluence
4 34 (5.80%) Apache
5 27 (4.61%) OpenStack
6 26 (4.44%) WebSphere Application Server
7 25 (4.27%) Tomcat
8 21 (3.58%) SharePoint
9 19 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (3.24%) IIS
9 19 (3.24%) WebSphere Process Server
10 18 (3.07%) WebLogic
11 14 (2.39%) nginx
12 13 (2.22%) CMS
13 12 (2.05%) Drupal
14 11 (1.88%) Alfresco
15 8 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (1.37%) WordPress
16 7 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (1.19%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 25 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.34%) MS Office
3 2 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.51%) Fredhopper
4 2 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 111 (18.94%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (13.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (11.26%) GitHub
4 31 (5.29%) PaaS
5 26 (4.44%) SaaS
6 24 (4.10%) IaaS
7 19 (3.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (1.88%) Amazon S3
8 11 (1.88%) OpenShift
9 9 (1.54%) Google Analytics
9 9 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (1.19%) Office 365
12 5 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.51%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.51%) Mailgun
15 2 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.14%) HTTP
2 30 (5.12%) TCP/IP
3 23 (3.92%) Firewall
4 19 (3.24%) LDAP
5 18 (3.07%) SSH
6 16 (2.73%) SSL
7 14 (2.39%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (2.39%) DNS
8 13 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (2.22%) ICMP
9 10 (1.71%) Internet
9 10 (1.71%) WAN
10 9 (1.54%) BIG-IP
10 9 (1.54%) Network Security
11 8 (1.37%) VPN
12 6 (1.02%) PuTTY
12 6 (1.02%) WinSCP
13 5 (0.85%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.85%) LAN
13 5 (0.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.80%) MySQL
3 31 (5.29%) Hadoop
4 30 (5.12%) Big Data
5 25 (4.27%) MongoDB
6 23 (3.92%) NoSQL
6 23 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (3.75%) Oracle Database
8 15 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (2.05%) Redis
10 11 (1.88%) Relational Database
11 9 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (1.02%) Apache Hive
13 6 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (1.02%) MariaDB
13 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 187 (31.91%) Jenkins
2 126 (21.50%) Git (software)
3 65 (11.09%) JIRA
4 48 (8.19%) Maven
5 47 (8.02%) JUnit
5 47 (8.02%) Selenium
6 40 (6.83%) Cucumber
7 25 (4.27%) Mockito
8 24 (4.10%) TeamCity
9 20 (3.41%) Subversion
10 18 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (2.90%) IntelliJ
12 16 (2.73%) Ant
12 16 (2.73%) Gradle
13 15 (2.56%) Hudson
14 14 (2.39%) Bitbucket
14 14 (2.39%) Eclipse
14 14 (2.39%) Vagrant
15 13 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
15 13 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 76 (12.97%) Finance
2 29 (4.95%) Telecoms
3 25 (4.27%) Publishing
4 21 (3.58%) Retail
5 16 (2.73%) Marketing
6 15 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.39%) Banking
7 14 (2.39%) Electronics
8 7 (1.19%) Advertising
9 6 (1.02%) Legal
10 3 (0.51%) Games
11 2 (0.34%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 148 (25.26%) Developer
2 142 (24.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 50 (8.53%) Java Developer
4 44 (7.51%) Architect
5 40 (6.83%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 34 (5.80%) Linux Engineer
7 31 (5.29%) Consultant
8 27 (4.61%) Cloud Engineer
8 27 (4.61%) Java Engineer
9 26 (4.44%) Administrator
10 25 (4.27%) AWS DevOps
10 25 (4.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 23 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
11 23 (3.92%) DevOps Consultant
11 23 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
12 22 (3.75%) JavaScript Developer
13 21 (3.58%) DevOps Administrator
14 20 (3.41%) AWS Engineer
14 20 (3.41%) Scrum Master
15 19 (3.24%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (13.14%) Web Services
2 57 (9.73%) .NET
3 52 (8.87%) HTML
4 45 (7.68%) REST
4 45 (7.68%) Spring
5 44 (7.51%) AngularJS
6 41 (7.00%) Java EE
6 41 (7.00%) SOAP
7 37 (6.31%) XML
8 36 (6.14%) CSS
9 35 (5.97%) RESTful
10 31 (5.29%) JSON
11 26 (4.44%) Middleware
12 25 (4.27%) HTML5
13 24 (4.10%) Node.js
14 20 (3.41%) ASP.NET
15 17 (2.90%) jQuery
16 14 (2.39%) EJB
16 14 (2.39%) Hibernate
17 13 (2.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 16 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
3 16 (2.73%) Mobile App
4 15 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 14 (2.39%) Virtual Team
6 13 (2.22%) User Experience
7 12 (2.05%) Fat Client
7 12 (2.05%) Public Cloud
7 12 (2.05%) Thin Client
8 10 (1.71%) PKI
9 9 (1.54%) Replication
10 8 (1.37%) Clustering
11 7 (1.19%) Smart Meter
12 6 (1.02%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.85%) Online Banking
13 5 (0.85%) Over-the-Top Content
14 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.68%) STB
15 3 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 235 (40.10%) Linux
2 105 (17.92%) Windows
3 83 (14.16%) Unix
4 60 (10.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (9.39%) CentOS
6 45 (7.68%) Ubuntu
7 25 (4.27%) Debian
8 20 (3.41%) Windows Server
9 17 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.37%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.19%) AIX
12 7 (1.19%) Android
13 5 (0.85%) Solaris
14 4 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.51%) VMS
16 2 (0.34%) SUSE
17 1 (0.17%) HPUX
17 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (25.43%) Continuous Integration
3 130 (22.18%) Scrum
4 98 (16.72%) TDD
5 57 (9.73%) Configuration Management
6 53 (9.04%) Software Engineering
7 50 (8.53%) Open Source
8 49 (8.36%) Continuous Delivery
9 45 (7.68%) Migration
10 42 (7.17%) Microservices
11 40 (6.83%) Unit Testing
12 39 (6.66%) ITIL
13 34 (5.80%) Automated Testing
13 34 (5.80%) Pair Programming
13 34 (5.80%) SOA
14 33 (5.63%) BDD
15 32 (5.46%) Kanban
16 30 (5.12%) User Stories
17 25 (4.27%) BPMN
17 25 (4.27%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 148 (25.26%) Java
2 120 (20.48%) Python
3 106 (18.09%) SQL
4 92 (15.70%) JavaScript
5 60 (10.24%) Bash Shell
6 53 (9.04%) C#
7 44 (7.51%) Perl
8 43 (7.34%) Ruby
9 40 (6.83%) PowerShell
10 24 (4.10%) PHP
10 24 (4.10%) Scala
11 16 (2.73%) Groovy
12 15 (2.56%) C
13 14 (2.39%) Shell Script
14 12 (2.05%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.71%) Haskell
16 9 (1.54%) C++
17 8 (1.37%) F#
18 5 (0.85%) TypeScript
18 5 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 91 (15.53%) Security Cleared
2 72 (12.29%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.12%) Degree
4 14 (2.39%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.54%) RHCE
6 6 (1.02%) CISSP
7 5 (0.85%) APMP
7 5 (0.85%) ISEB
7 5 (0.85%) PMP
8 4 (0.68%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.68%) CCNP
8 4 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (0.68%) MCSD
8 4 (0.68%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.68%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (0.51%) MCSE
9 3 (0.51%) PgMP
9 3 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.27%) QA
2 20 (3.41%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.71%) GPG13
4 7 (1.19%) PA-DSS
5 4 (0.68%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.68%) PMO
6 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.34%) EFQM
6 2 (0.34%) SLA
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 104 (17.75%) Docker
2 33 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.95%) Active Directory
4 19 (3.24%) vSphere
5 13 (2.22%) vCloud
5 13 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.88%) XenApp
7 9 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (1.54%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.02%) HDFS
8 6 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (1.02%) Xen
9 5 (0.85%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.85%) NFS
9 5 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.85%) XenServer
10 4 (0.68%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.34%) Squid
12 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 136 (23.21%) Puppet
2 97 (16.55%) Ansible
3 81 (13.82%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (3.07%) SELinux
5 17 (2.90%) Kubernetes
6 14 (2.39%) Kibana
7 13 (2.22%) Terraform
8 11 (1.88%) vRealize
9 9 (1.54%) AppDNA
9 9 (1.54%) Grafana
9 9 (1.54%) logstash
10 7 (1.19%) Nagios
10 7 (1.19%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (1.19%) Salt
11 6 (1.02%) SCOM
11 6 (1.02%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.85%) Cobbler
12 5 (0.85%) Mesos
12 5 (0.85%) Pingdom
12 5 (0.85%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 84 (14.33%) Microsoft
2 80 (13.65%) VMware
3 74 (12.63%) Red Hat
4 50 (8.53%) Oracle
5 29 (4.95%) Splunk
6 25 (4.27%) Cisco
7 22 (3.75%) SAP
8 20 (3.41%) AppDynamics
8 20 (3.41%) Citrix
9 18 (3.07%) Google
10 17 (2.90%) HP
11 16 (2.73%) F5
12 13 (2.22%) CA
13 12 (2.05%) ServiceNow
14 11 (1.88%) Palo Alto
15 10 (1.71%) SaltStack
16 9 (1.54%) AppSense
16 9 (1.54%) Atlassian
16 9 (1.54%) IBM
16 9 (1.54%) Talend
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £449 - £501 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Good consultancy rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite
Rate: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday (pro rata)
Posted: 26 days ago
Slough
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
People Source Consulting
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
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