Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 64 170
Rank change year-on-year +31 +106 +18
Contract jobs citing DevOps 925 538 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.49% 3.22% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.64% 3.90% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 369 132
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.83% -5.98%
10th Percentile £350 £362 £313
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £513 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 1
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £55.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +37.50% -
England median hourly rate £45.75 £55.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -16.82% - -15.38%

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 13929 13803 15455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.71% 82.56% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8358 8333 9223
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 548 603
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.82 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

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 22 November 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
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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +43 477 £450 -5.26% 31
Berkshire +18 208 £425 -9.33% 22
Surrey +7 188 £475 - 22
Buckinghamshire +80 165 £444 -1.39%
Hampshire +17 140 £475 +11.76% 13
Oxfordshire +32 105 £500 -3.85% 9
West Sussex +31 66 £475 +2.70% 6
East Sussex +14 28 £575 +22.67% 5
Middlesex +3 12 £421 -19.61%
Kent -13 8 £650 +4.00% 2
Sussex -2 1 - - 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 489 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (40.00%) Linux
3 330 (35.68%) Amazon AWS
4 311 (33.62%) Jenkins
5 273 (29.51%) Docker
6 250 (27.03%) Puppet
7 248 (26.81%) Git (software)
8 241 (26.05%) Ansible
9 240 (25.95%) Java
10 218 (23.57%) Scrum
11 217 (23.46%) Continuous Integration
12 158 (17.08%) Finance
13 154 (16.65%) Microsoft Azure
14 153 (16.54%) Configuration Management
15 148 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
16 144 (15.57%) Test Automation
17 143 (15.46%) Opscode Chef
18 142 (15.35%) Windows
19 138 (14.92%) JavaScript
20 126 (13.62%) Python
21 122 (13.19%) Microservices
22 120 (12.97%) JIRA
23 116 (12.54%) SQL
23 116 (12.54%) Oracle
24 105 (11.35%) TDD
25 98 (10.59%) Microsoft
26 97 (10.49%) Red Hat
27 96 (10.38%) REST
28 94 (10.16%) Web Services
28 94 (10.16%) Spring

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 (8.43%) OpenStack
2 73 (7.89%) Confluence
3 67 (7.24%) Apache
4 50 (5.41%) Cloud Foundry
5 47 (5.08%) JBoss
6 41 (4.43%) Tomcat
7 33 (3.57%) IIS
7 33 (3.57%) nginx
8 32 (3.46%) WebLogic
9 20 (2.16%) WebSphere
10 15 (1.62%) Apache Spark
11 14 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.76%) SharePoint
14 4 (0.43%) Drupal
14 4 (0.43%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
15 3 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.11%) RMDS
4 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 330 (35.68%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (16.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (8.32%) PaaS
4 67 (7.24%) IaaS
5 56 (6.05%) OpenShift
6 48 (5.19%) GitHub
7 47 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
8 41 (4.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 40 (4.32%) Serverless
10 38 (4.11%) AWS Lambda
11 33 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
12 28 (3.03%) Amazon S3
13 26 (2.81%) SaaS
14 21 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
15 19 (2.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 18 (1.95%) Slack
17 14 (1.51%) Trello
18 12 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
19 6 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 6 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.76%) DNS
2 43 (4.65%) HTTP
3 41 (4.43%) Firewall
4 38 (4.11%) TCP/IP
5 25 (2.70%) SSL
6 12 (1.30%) DHCP
6 12 (1.30%) Internet
6 12 (1.30%) Network Security
7 10 (1.08%) SAN
8 7 (0.76%) VPN
9 6 (0.65%) PuTTY
9 6 (0.65%) WinSCP
10 5 (0.54%) Cisco ISE
10 5 (0.54%) LDAP
11 3 (0.32%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.32%) LAN
11 3 (0.32%) NAS
11 3 (0.32%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.32%) Tactical Data Link
11 3 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (9.51%) MongoDB
2 79 (8.54%) MySQL
3 66 (7.14%) Redis
4 63 (6.81%) SQL Server
5 55 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
6 53 (5.73%) NoSQL
7 37 (4.00%) Relational Database
8 34 (3.68%) Oracle Database
9 27 (2.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 24 (2.59%) Hadoop
11 23 (2.49%) Big Data
12 11 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
13 10 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.08%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (0.86%) HBase
14 8 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 311 (33.62%) Jenkins
2 248 (26.81%) Git (software)
3 120 (12.97%) JIRA
4 91 (9.84%) Maven
5 76 (8.22%) Selenium
6 71 (7.68%) Sonatype Nexus
7 55 (5.95%) Bitbucket
8 53 (5.73%) Subversion
9 49 (5.30%) Cucumber
10 48 (5.19%) JUnit
11 47 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 46 (4.97%) TeamCity
13 44 (4.76%) Ant
14 33 (3.57%) MSBuild
15 30 (3.24%) Gradle
15 30 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
16 29 (3.14%) Eclipse
17 28 (3.03%) Artifactory
18 23 (2.49%) SonarQube
19 22 (2.38%) IntelliJ
General
1 158 (17.08%) Finance
2 65 (7.03%) Banking
3 26 (2.81%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.38%) Retail
5 16 (1.73%) Financial Institution
5 16 (1.73%) Publishing
6 14 (1.51%) Automotive
7 12 (1.30%) Retail Banking
8 8 (0.86%) Games
8 8 (0.86%) Marketing
9 7 (0.76%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.65%) Billing
11 5 (0.54%) Law
12 4 (0.43%) Electronics
13 3 (0.32%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.32%) Military
14 1 (0.11%) Advertising
14 1 (0.11%) International Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Legal
14 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 345 (37.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 216 (23.35%) Developer
3 86 (9.30%) Java Developer
4 78 (8.43%) AWS DevOps
5 77 (8.32%) Architect
6 68 (7.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 66 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
8 65 (7.03%) Linux Engineer
9 58 (6.27%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 56 (6.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 55 (5.95%) Cloud Engineer
12 45 (4.86%) Consultant
13 40 (4.32%) Delivery Manager
14 38 (4.11%) DevOps Developer
15 34 (3.68%) Senior DevOps
16 31 (3.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 30 (3.24%) DevOps Consultant
18 28 (3.03%) Azure DevOps
19 26 (2.81%) Automation Developer
20 25 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (10.38%) REST
2 94 (10.16%) Spring
2 94 (10.16%) Web Services
3 92 (9.95%) HTML
4 80 (8.65%) .NET
5 68 (7.35%) AngularJS
5 68 (7.35%) Node.js
6 67 (7.24%) CSS
7 58 (6.27%) SOAP
8 56 (6.05%) JSON
9 44 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
10 43 (4.65%) XML
11 40 (4.32%) Hibernate
12 37 (4.00%) Spring Boot
13 36 (3.89%) RESTful
14 35 (3.78%) J2EE
15 32 (3.46%) HTML5
16 29 (3.14%) Kafka
17 26 (2.81%) LAMP
17 26 (2.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 24 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (2.49%) Public Cloud
4 22 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.95%) User Experience
7 15 (1.62%) Virtual Team
8 12 (1.30%) Fintech
9 9 (0.97%) CMDB
9 9 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (0.97%) Private Cloud
10 8 (0.86%) PKI
11 6 (0.65%) Clustering
11 6 (0.65%) Life Science
11 6 (0.65%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.54%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.54%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.54%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.54%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 370 (40.00%) Linux
2 142 (15.35%) Windows
3 93 (10.05%) Unix
4 71 (7.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (5.19%) Windows Server
6 40 (4.32%) CentOS
7 21 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (2.05%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.86%) Solaris
9 8 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.54%) AIX
10 5 (0.54%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.43%) Debian
11 4 (0.43%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.43%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.22%) Android
12 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (23.57%) Scrum
3 217 (23.46%) Continuous Integration
4 153 (16.54%) Configuration Management
5 148 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 144 (15.57%) Test Automation
7 122 (13.19%) Microservices
8 105 (11.35%) TDD
9 79 (8.54%) Kanban
10 55 (5.95%) BDD
11 54 (5.84%) Release Management
12 53 (5.73%) Open Source
13 52 (5.62%) Software Engineering
14 51 (5.51%) SOA
15 49 (5.30%) Migration
15 49 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
16 40 (4.32%) Continuous Deployment
16 40 (4.32%) ITIL
16 40 (4.32%) Mentoring
17 38 (4.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 240 (25.95%) Java
2 138 (14.92%) JavaScript
3 126 (13.62%) Python
4 116 (12.54%) SQL
5 71 (7.68%) PowerShell
6 70 (7.57%) Ruby
7 63 (6.81%) C#
8 58 (6.27%) Perl
9 55 (5.95%) PHP
10 52 (5.62%) Bash Shell
11 33 (3.57%) Groovy
12 31 (3.35%) Shell Script
13 26 (2.81%) Scala
14 20 (2.16%) Go
15 10 (1.08%) C++
16 9 (0.97%) C
17 7 (0.76%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.65%) F#
18 6 (0.65%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 83 (8.97%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.46%) Degree
4 16 (1.73%) AWS Certification
5 9 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.65%) MCSE
6 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.32%) CCNA
7 3 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.32%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.32%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.32%) MCITP
8 2 (0.22%) CCSP
8 2 (0.22%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.11%) CISSP
9 1 (0.11%) ISEB
9 1 (0.11%) MCP
9 1 (0.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.57%) QA
2 7 (0.76%) SLA
3 6 (0.65%) GDPR
3 6 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.43%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.22%) GCP
6 2 (0.22%) RosettaNet
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 273 (29.51%) Docker
2 38 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 36 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.08%) flannel
5 10 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.86%) oVirt
6 8 (0.86%) RHEV
7 7 (0.76%) vSphere
8 6 (0.65%) Xen
9 5 (0.54%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.32%) HDFS
10 3 (0.32%) KVM
10 3 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.11%) LXC
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.11%) vCloud
11 1 (0.11%) zsh
Systems Management
1 250 (27.03%) Puppet
2 241 (26.05%) Ansible
3 143 (15.46%) Opscode Chef
4 80 (8.65%) Terraform
5 60 (6.49%) Kubernetes
6 29 (3.14%) Salt
7 23 (2.49%) Grafana
8 21 (2.27%) SCOM
9 20 (2.16%) Kibana
10 17 (1.84%) ZABBIX
11 16 (1.73%) SCCM
12 15 (1.62%) Nagios
13 13 (1.41%) Prometheus
14 11 (1.19%) logstash
15 7 (0.76%) Ambari
15 7 (0.76%) Consul
15 7 (0.76%) Graphite
15 7 (0.76%) Pingdom
15 7 (0.76%) SCSM
16 6 (0.65%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 116 (12.54%) Oracle
2 98 (10.59%) Microsoft
3 97 (10.49%) Red Hat
4 75 (8.11%) VMware
5 35 (3.78%) IBM
6 31 (3.35%) Google
7 30 (3.24%) SAP
8 23 (2.49%) webMethods
9 22 (2.38%) Splunk
10 20 (2.16%) ServiceNow
11 19 (2.05%) HP
12 18 (1.95%) Atlassian
13 15 (1.62%) AppDynamics
14 13 (1.41%) Cisco
14 13 (1.41%) SolarWinds
15 12 (1.30%) CA
15 12 (1.30%) Citrix
16 10 (1.08%) Nimsoft
16 10 (1.08%) Rackspace
16 10 (1.08%) Salesforce.com