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 24 June 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.

DevOps
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 60 168
Rank change year-on-year +24 +108  
Contract jobs citing DevOps 393 281 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.15% 3.15% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.20% 3.84% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 184 73
Median daily rate £488 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +10.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £400 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £616 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £465 £413
% change year-on-year +2.15% +12.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Median hourly rate £57.00 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.00 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year +3.63% -  

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 6343 7314 7622
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.05% 81.98% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3719 4473 4397
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 272 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 24 June 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 +33 81 £475 +11.76% 12
Berkshire +26 79 £465 -7.00% 29
Surrey 0 74 £475 - 21
Buckinghamshire +20 69 £500 - 4
Oxfordshire +35 50 £580 +22.10% 5
West Sussex +34 30 £488 +8.50% 5
East Sussex -3 6 £450 +17.64% 4
Kent -19 2 £675 -10.00% 3
Middlesex +6 1 £475 -10.03% 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 410 (53.32%) Agile Software Development
2 317 (41.22%) Linux
3 230 (29.91%) Jenkins
4 208 (27.05%) Java
5 202 (26.27%) Continuous Integration
6 196 (25.49%) Puppet
7 195 (25.36%) Git (software)
8 181 (23.54%) Scrum
9 177 (23.02%) Amazon AWS
10 164 (21.33%) Ansible
11 156 (20.29%) Python
12 148 (19.25%) Windows
13 147 (19.12%) Docker
14 137 (17.82%) SQL
14 137 (17.82%) TDD
15 128 (16.64%) VMware
16 126 (16.38%) Microsoft Azure
17 125 (16.25%) Opscode Chef
18 124 (16.12%) JavaScript
19 115 (14.95%) Finance
20 114 (14.82%) Red Hat
20 114 (14.82%) Security Cleared
21 113 (14.69%) Web Services
21 113 (14.69%) Microsoft
22 111 (14.43%) Unix
23 102 (13.26%) Configuration Management
24 94 (12.22%) Test Automation
25 91 (11.83%) GitHub
26 89 (11.57%) SC Cleared
27 86 (11.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 78 (10.14%) JBoss
2 60 (7.80%) OpenStack
3 53 (6.89%) WebSphere
4 50 (6.50%) Apache
5 44 (5.72%) Confluence
6 39 (5.07%) Tomcat
7 37 (4.81%) WebSphere Application Server
8 36 (4.68%) WebLogic
9 35 (4.55%) IIS
10 26 (3.38%) WebSphere Process Server
11 22 (2.86%) SharePoint
12 18 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
13 14 (1.82%) nginx
14 13 (1.69%) CMS
15 11 (1.43%) Drupal
15 11 (1.43%) WordPress
16 10 (1.30%) MS Exchange
17 9 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
18 7 (0.91%) NServiceBus
19 6 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (0.78%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.13%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 177 (23.02%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (16.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (11.83%) GitHub
4 52 (6.76%) PaaS
5 40 (5.20%) SaaS
6 39 (5.07%) IaaS
7 27 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 19 (2.47%) Amazon S3
9 16 (2.08%) OpenShift
10 15 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (1.82%) Office 365
12 12 (1.56%) Google Analytics
13 11 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
16 6 (0.78%) CloudFront
16 6 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
17 5 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 55 (7.15%) HTTP
2 51 (6.63%) Firewall
3 41 (5.33%) TCP/IP
4 36 (4.68%) DNS
5 35 (4.55%) SSL
6 25 (3.25%) LDAP
7 24 (3.12%) WAN
8 16 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (1.82%) SAN
10 13 (1.69%) Internet
10 13 (1.69%) LAN
10 13 (1.69%) SSH
11 11 (1.43%) HTTPS
11 11 (1.43%) VPN
12 9 (1.17%) BIG-IP
12 9 (1.17%) DHCP
12 9 (1.17%) ICMP
12 9 (1.17%) Network Security
13 8 (1.04%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (9.23%) MongoDB
2 64 (8.32%) SQL Server
3 58 (7.54%) MySQL
4 48 (6.24%) NoSQL
5 40 (5.20%) Big Data
6 39 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (4.03%) Redis
8 29 (3.77%) Hadoop
9 28 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
10 27 (3.51%) Oracle Database
11 20 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (2.21%) Relational Database
13 15 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 14 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
15 12 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
18 7 (0.91%) HBase
Development Applications
1 230 (29.91%) Jenkins
2 195 (25.36%) Git (software)
3 85 (11.05%) Maven
4 68 (8.84%) JIRA
4 68 (8.84%) JUnit
5 62 (8.06%) Selenium
6 52 (6.76%) Cucumber
7 34 (4.42%) TeamCity
8 32 (4.16%) Mockito
9 31 (4.03%) Ant
9 31 (4.03%) IntelliJ
9 31 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 30 (3.90%) Eclipse
11 28 (3.64%) Gradle
12 27 (3.51%) Subversion
13 24 (3.12%) Sonatype Nexus
14 23 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
15 22 (2.86%) Bitbucket
16 17 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 16 (2.08%) Grunt
General
1 115 (14.95%) Finance
2 43 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 32 (4.16%) Banking
4 28 (3.64%) Retail
5 17 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.21%) Marketing
6 16 (2.08%) Electronics
7 7 (0.91%) Legal
7 7 (0.91%) Publishing
8 5 (0.65%) Back Office
8 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.65%) Law
8 5 (0.65%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.39%) Games
9 3 (0.39%) Local Government
10 2 (0.26%) Automotive
10 2 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.13%) Advertising
11 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 203 (26.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 201 (26.14%) Developer
3 76 (9.88%) Java Developer
4 71 (9.23%) Architect
5 53 (6.89%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 50 (6.50%) Linux Engineer
7 40 (5.20%) Consultant
8 39 (5.07%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 37 (4.81%) Administrator
10 34 (4.42%) Cloud Engineer
11 28 (3.64%) AWS DevOps
12 27 (3.51%) .NET Developer
12 27 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
13 26 (3.38%) Automation Engineer
13 26 (3.38%) DevOps Consultant
13 26 (3.38%) DevOps Developer
14 24 (3.12%) Linux Administrator
15 23 (2.99%) DevOps Administrator
15 23 (2.99%) Scala Developer
15 23 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (14.69%) Web Services
2 83 (10.79%) Spring
3 76 (9.88%) .NET
3 76 (9.88%) HTML
4 66 (8.58%) REST
5 53 (6.89%) CSS
5 53 (6.89%) Node.js
5 53 (6.89%) SOAP
6 52 (6.76%) AngularJS
6 52 (6.76%) RESTful
7 49 (6.37%) HTML5
7 49 (6.37%) Java EE
8 44 (5.72%) XML
9 41 (5.33%) JSON
10 39 (5.07%) Middleware
11 29 (3.77%) J2EE
12 28 (3.64%) Hibernate
12 28 (3.64%) jQuery
13 24 (3.12%) EJB
14 23 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 19 (2.47%) Data Centre
4 18 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
5 16 (2.08%) Virtual Team
6 14 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (1.82%) Video on Demand
7 12 (1.56%) Fat Client
7 12 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 12 (1.56%) Thin Client
8 11 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.43%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.43%) User Experience
9 10 (1.30%) Clustering
9 10 (1.30%) Replication
10 8 (1.04%) PKI
10 8 (1.04%) Smart Meter
11 7 (0.91%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.91%) Online Banking
12 6 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 317 (41.22%) Linux
2 148 (19.25%) Windows
3 111 (14.43%) Unix
4 86 (11.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 78 (10.14%) CentOS
6 41 (5.33%) Ubuntu
7 39 (5.07%) Windows Server
8 22 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (2.47%) Debian
10 15 (1.95%) Solaris
11 14 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (1.56%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.17%) AIX
14 6 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.65%) SUSE
16 4 (0.52%) Android
16 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.52%) VMS
16 4 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (53.32%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (26.27%) Continuous Integration
3 181 (23.54%) Scrum
4 137 (17.82%) TDD
5 102 (13.26%) Configuration Management
6 94 (12.22%) Test Automation
7 81 (10.53%) Open Source
8 80 (10.40%) Microservices
9 72 (9.36%) Continuous Delivery
10 71 (9.23%) Unit Testing
11 64 (8.32%) Software Engineering
12 60 (7.80%) BDD
13 58 (7.54%) Migration
14 45 (5.85%) Pair Programming
15 41 (5.33%) ITIL
16 40 (5.20%) SOA
17 39 (5.07%) Kanban
18 35 (4.55%) MVC
19 34 (4.42%) Project Management
20 31 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 208 (27.05%) Java
2 156 (20.29%) Python
3 137 (17.82%) SQL
4 124 (16.12%) JavaScript
5 77 (10.01%) PowerShell
6 75 (9.75%) C#
7 66 (8.58%) Ruby
8 65 (8.45%) Perl
9 64 (8.32%) Bash Shell
10 50 (6.50%) PHP
11 27 (3.51%) Scala
12 17 (2.21%) Groovy
13 15 (1.95%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.82%) C++
15 13 (1.69%) C
16 12 (1.56%) Haskell
16 12 (1.56%) T-SQL
17 10 (1.30%) VB.NET
18 9 (1.17%) F#
19 8 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (14.82%) Security Cleared
2 89 (11.57%) SC Cleared
3 49 (6.37%) Degree
4 18 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.95%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.95%) RHCE
6 13 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.56%) CCNA
7 12 (1.56%) CCNP
8 9 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.91%) ISEB
9 7 (0.91%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.91%) PMP
9 7 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.78%) CISSP
10 6 (0.78%) RHCSA
11 5 (0.65%) APMP
11 5 (0.65%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.65%) PgMP
12 4 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.60%) QA
2 11 (1.43%) GPG13
2 11 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.91%) JSP 440
4 6 (0.78%) PA-DSS
5 4 (0.52%) PMO
6 3 (0.39%) SLA
7 2 (0.26%) EFQM
7 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 147 (19.12%) Docker
2 76 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (4.94%) Active Directory
4 22 (2.86%) vSphere
5 19 (2.47%) Xen
6 18 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (2.08%) KVM
8 11 (1.43%) Hyper-V
8 11 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.30%) XenApp
10 9 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.17%) vCloud
10 9 (1.17%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.78%) HDFS
11 6 (0.78%) NFS
11 6 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.52%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.52%) XenServer
14 3 (0.39%) Samba
Systems Management
1 196 (25.49%) Puppet
2 164 (21.33%) Ansible
3 125 (16.25%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (3.25%) Grafana
4 25 (3.25%) logstash
5 22 (2.86%) Kubernetes
6 21 (2.73%) Nagios
7 20 (2.60%) Terraform
8 19 (2.47%) Kibana
9 17 (2.21%) vRealize
10 16 (2.08%) SCOM
11 14 (1.82%) SELinux
12 10 (1.30%) Red Hat Satellite
12 10 (1.30%) SCCM
13 9 (1.17%) AppDNA
14 8 (1.04%) Salt
15 6 (0.78%) Consul
15 6 (0.78%) Pingdom
16 5 (0.65%) Mesos
16 5 (0.65%) Packer
Vendors
1 128 (16.64%) VMware
2 114 (14.82%) Red Hat
3 113 (14.69%) Microsoft
4 74 (9.62%) Oracle
5 40 (5.20%) Splunk
6 28 (3.64%) Cisco
7 27 (3.51%) HP
8 25 (3.25%) AppDynamics
8 25 (3.25%) IBM
9 23 (2.99%) Citrix
9 23 (2.99%) SAP
10 22 (2.86%) Google
11 21 (2.73%) ServiceNow
12 20 (2.60%) CA
13 17 (2.21%) webMethods
14 16 (2.08%) F5
14 16 (2.08%) SaltStack
15 12 (1.56%) Nimsoft
16 11 (1.43%) Adobe
16 11 (1.43%) Remedy
Worthing, Sussex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 21 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, Sussex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Great market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Group
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Pro rata 6 month fixed term
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Rate: £36,592 Fixed Term Contract for 12 months
Posted: 15 days ago