Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 13 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 +19
Contract jobs citing DevOps 631 1,393 1,135
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 8.84% 9.50% 6.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.53% 10.86% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 959 702
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £360 £388 £363
90th Percentile £660 £631 £600
England median daily rate £545 £540 £525
% change year-on-year +0.93% +2.86% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 14
Median hourly rate £50.00 £46.67 £64.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -27.08% -5.73%
10th Percentile £27.03 £26.65 £21.79
90th Percentile £61.95 £48.00 £67.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.64 £59.25
% change year-on-year -23.30% -22.98% +16.18%

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 5,991 12,829 14,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.92% 87.47% 85.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,487 7,723 8,522
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.99% +4.28%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £275
90th Percentile £613 £610 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 459 474
Median hourly rate £26.81 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +22.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.91 £22.00
% change year-on-year +12.40% +13.23% -13.73%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the South East.

Daily rate trend for DevOps in the South East

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the South East over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in the South East

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for DevOps in the South East

DevOps
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DevOps in the South East over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 +2 305 £500 - 30
Berkshire +5 231 £500 -4.76% 16
Hampshire +9 186 £495 +4.21% 37
Surrey -12 64 £475 -10.04% 11
West Sussex -6 47 £475 -9.52% 7
Oxfordshire +2 42 £500 - 10
Buckinghamshire -19 32 £500 +9.29% 4
East Sussex +5 16 £549 +9.75% 6
Kent -3 10 £675 +28.57% 12
Middlesex +6 1 £300 -47.69%
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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.

1 333 (52.77%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (49.45%) Azure
3 205 (32.49%) SQL
4 142 (22.50%) Microsoft
5 137 (21.71%) Linux
5 137 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
6 132 (20.92%) Docker
7 131 (20.76%) Scrum
8 129 (20.44%) Python
8 129 (20.44%) AWS
8 129 (20.44%) Test Automation
8 129 (20.44%) Git (software)
9 128 (20.29%) Java
10 126 (19.97%) Ansible
11 122 (19.33%) Analytics
11 122 (19.33%) Windows
12 115 (18.23%) Kubernetes
13 113 (17.91%) Business Intelligence
14 104 (16.48%) PowerShell
14 104 (16.48%) Data Lake
15 101 (16.01%) Power Platform
16 97 (15.37%) Power BI
17 94 (14.90%) JavaScript
18 92 (14.58%) Terraform
19 88 (13.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 84 (13.31%) Jenkins
21 82 (13.00%) Continuous Delivery
22 81 (12.84%) Security Cleared
23 77 (12.20%) JIRA
24 76 (12.04%) .NET

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 59 (9.35%) Confluence
2 20 (3.17%) Apache Spark
2 20 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.01%) Tomcat
4 15 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 14 (2.22%) Apache
5 14 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.90%) nginx
7 11 (1.74%) IIS
8 10 (1.58%) CMS
9 7 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (1.11%) Red Hat Fuse
10 6 (0.95%) JBoss
11 5 (0.79%) SAS
11 5 (0.79%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.63%) Drupal
12 4 (0.63%) GemFire
12 4 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.48%) Anypoint
13 3 (0.48%) Jupyter
Applications
1 9 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.48%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.32%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 312 (49.45%) Azure
2 129 (20.44%) AWS
3 101 (16.01%) Power Platform
4 69 (10.94%) PaaS
5 63 (9.98%) IaaS
6 36 (5.71%) Serverless
7 29 (4.60%) SaaS
8 27 (4.28%) GitHub
9 23 (3.65%) Amazon S3
10 22 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
12 18 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
12 18 (2.85%) OpenShift
13 17 (2.69%) GCP
14 16 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
15 15 (2.38%) Amazon ECS
15 15 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
15 15 (2.38%) Amazon EMR
16 11 (1.74%) Azure Data Factory
16 11 (1.74%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.54%) DNS
2 13 (2.06%) Firewall
2 13 (2.06%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.58%) DSL
4 9 (1.43%) HTTP
4 9 (1.43%) Internet
5 8 (1.27%) WAN
6 6 (0.95%) SSL
7 5 (0.79%) DHCP
7 5 (0.79%) LAN
8 4 (0.63%) SNMP
8 4 (0.63%) SSH
8 4 (0.63%) tcpdump
8 4 (0.63%) VPN
9 3 (0.48%) BGP
9 3 (0.48%) Network Security
9 3 (0.48%) SAN
9 3 (0.48%) SMTP
9 3 (0.48%) Wireless
10 2 (0.32%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (16.48%) Data Lake
2 97 (15.37%) Power BI
3 88 (13.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 76 (12.04%) SQL Server
5 59 (9.35%) Big Data
6 50 (7.92%) HDInsight
7 41 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
8 33 (5.23%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (3.65%) MySQL
10 18 (2.85%) Hadoop
10 18 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (2.69%) NoSQL
12 16 (2.54%) MariaDB
13 15 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (2.06%) MongoDB
15 12 (1.90%) Cosmos DB
16 9 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
16 9 (1.43%) DB2
16 9 (1.43%) DB2 UDB
16 9 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 129 (20.44%) Git (software)
2 84 (13.31%) Jenkins
3 77 (12.20%) JIRA
4 76 (12.04%) Visual Studio
5 45 (7.13%) Selenium
6 31 (4.91%) Bitbucket
7 28 (4.44%) Sonatype Nexus
8 23 (3.65%) Cucumber
9 19 (3.01%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (2.85%) SonarQube
11 17 (2.69%) Ant
11 17 (2.69%) Maven
12 15 (2.38%) JUnit
13 11 (1.74%) Eclipse
13 11 (1.74%) GitLab
13 11 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (1.58%) Gradle
15 9 (1.43%) Travis CI
16 8 (1.27%) SpecFlow
16 8 (1.27%) Vagrant
General
1 50 (7.92%) Finance
2 29 (4.60%) Public Sector
3 18 (2.85%) Banking
3 18 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.43%) Retail
5 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 5 (0.79%) Marketing
6 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.48%) Law
6 3 (0.48%) Publishing
7 2 (0.32%) Automotive
7 2 (0.32%) Legal
7 2 (0.32%) Police
8 1 (0.16%) Advertising
8 1 (0.16%) Back Office
8 1 (0.16%) Electronics
8 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 189 (29.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 126 (19.97%) Developer
3 76 (12.04%) Architect
4 47 (7.45%) Azure Engineer
5 38 (6.02%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 37 (5.86%) Analyst
7 31 (4.91%) .NET Developer
8 30 (4.75%) AWS Engineer
8 30 (4.75%) Azure DevOps
9 26 (4.12%) Software Engineer
10 21 (3.33%) AWS DevOps
10 21 (3.33%) Lead DevOps
11 20 (3.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 20 (3.17%) Consultant
12 19 (3.01%) Linux Engineer
13 18 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (2.69%) Senior Developer
14 17 (2.69%) Senior DevOps
15 16 (2.54%) Data Engineer
15 16 (2.54%) DevOps Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (12.04%) .NET
2 51 (8.08%) HTML
3 46 (7.29%) Node.js
4 40 (6.34%) CSS
5 38 (6.02%) Web Services
6 36 (5.71%) AngularJS
7 28 (4.44%) .NET Framework
7 28 (4.44%) ASP.NET
8 27 (4.28%) XML
9 26 (4.12%) React
10 23 (3.65%) Middleware
11 22 (3.49%) .NET Core
12 20 (3.17%) OAuth
12 20 (3.17%) REST
13 18 (2.85%) J2EE
13 18 (2.85%) JSON
13 18 (2.85%) RESTful
14 17 (2.69%) Kafka
14 17 (2.69%) SOAP
15 16 (2.54%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.17%) Public Cloud
3 16 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
4 13 (2.06%) User Experience
5 12 (1.90%) Private Cloud
6 11 (1.74%) Mainframe
7 10 (1.58%) Clustering
7 10 (1.58%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.27%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.27%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (0.95%) PKI
11 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (0.63%) Life Science
11 4 (0.63%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.48%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.48%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 137 (21.71%) Linux
2 122 (19.33%) Windows
3 25 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 25 (3.96%) Unix
4 21 (3.33%) VMS
5 11 (1.74%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.27%) CentOS
7 5 (0.79%) AIX
7 5 (0.79%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.63%) Android
8 4 (0.63%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.48%) Solaris
9 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (52.77%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
3 131 (20.76%) Scrum
4 129 (20.44%) Test Automation
5 122 (19.33%) Analytics
6 113 (17.91%) Business Intelligence
7 82 (13.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 70 (11.09%) Data Modelling
9 69 (10.94%) Infrastructure as Code
10 60 (9.51%) Data Management
11 57 (9.03%) Configuration Management
12 53 (8.40%) Kanban
13 51 (8.08%) Security Testing
13 51 (8.08%) Software Engineering
14 50 (7.92%) ITIL
14 50 (7.92%) TDD
15 47 (7.45%) SDLC
16 46 (7.29%) Project Delivery
17 44 (6.97%) Microservices
18 41 (6.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 205 (32.49%) SQL
2 129 (20.44%) Python
3 128 (20.29%) Java
4 104 (16.48%) PowerShell
5 94 (14.90%) JavaScript
6 75 (11.89%) C#
7 29 (4.60%) Bash Shell
8 28 (4.44%) Scala
9 26 (4.12%) Shell Script
10 24 (3.80%) Ruby
10 24 (3.80%) T-SQL
11 21 (3.33%) C
12 20 (3.17%) Perl
13 18 (2.85%) PL/SQL
14 16 (2.54%) Go
15 15 (2.38%) C++
15 15 (2.38%) Korn
16 13 (2.06%) Groovy
16 13 (2.06%) PHP
17 9 (1.43%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 81 (12.84%) Security Cleared
2 71 (11.25%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.39%) Degree
4 12 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.11%) CISM
8 6 (0.95%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.79%) ISEB
10 4 (0.63%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.63%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.63%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.63%) MCSE
10 4 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.48%) CISSP
11 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.48%) PhD
12 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.32%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.81%) QA
2 8 (1.27%) GDPR
3 6 (0.95%) GxP
3 6 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.95%) NIST
4 5 (0.79%) PMO
4 5 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.32%) HL7
5 2 (0.32%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 31000
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.32%) NCSC
5 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.32%) WCAG
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) GMP
6 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 132 (20.92%) Docker
2 51 (8.08%) Virtual Machines
3 38 (6.02%) Active Directory
4 25 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.43%) RACF
6 8 (1.27%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.95%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.79%) HDFS
9 4 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.63%) XenApp
10 3 (0.48%) vSphere
11 2 (0.32%) GFS2
11 2 (0.32%) iptables
11 2 (0.32%) Samba
11 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 126 (19.97%) Ansible
2 115 (18.23%) Kubernetes
3 92 (14.58%) Terraform
4 42 (6.66%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (5.86%) Puppet
6 16 (2.54%) Docker Swarm
7 12 (1.90%) vRealize
8 9 (1.43%) MIIS
9 8 (1.27%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 6 (0.95%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.79%) Packer
12 4 (0.63%) Consul
12 4 (0.63%) Kibana
12 4 (0.63%) Nessus
12 4 (0.63%) RSA Archer
12 4 (0.63%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.48%) HAProxy
14 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
14 2 (0.32%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 142 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 62 (9.83%) Oracle
3 37 (5.86%) Informatica
4 33 (5.23%) VMware
5 27 (4.28%) Red Hat
6 16 (2.54%) Databricks
7 14 (2.22%) BEA
7 14 (2.22%) webMethods
8 13 (2.06%) Atlassian
8 13 (2.06%) Google
9 11 (1.74%) Xamarin
10 10 (1.58%) Hortonworks
10 10 (1.58%) SAP
11 9 (1.43%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.43%) Splunk
12 8 (1.27%) Cisco
12 8 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.11%) Workday
14 5 (0.79%) MuleSoft
14 5 (0.79%) WSO2