Period
to 16 June 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 16 June 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
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 26 38
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12 +37
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1,395 1,084 751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.50% 6.61% 4.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.87% 7.73% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 939 662 481
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £385 £363 £325
90th Percentile £638 £600 £613
England median daily rate £543 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 10
South East median hourly rate £47.85 £66.50 £64.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.05% +2.64% +17.80%
10th Percentile £44.32 £18.02 £54.53
90th Percentile £60.50 £67.25 £74.48
England median hourly rate £46.15 £59.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year -22.43% +16.67% -2.86%

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 12,831 14,028 12,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.42% 85.48% 83.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,688 8,289 7,488
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £610 £588 £563
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 478 474 495
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +25.00% -21.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £11.54
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £50.21
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% -

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 16 June 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 16 June 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 16 June 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 +7 604 £500 - 105
Berkshire +11 366 £525 +16.67% 45
Hampshire +12 311 £475 -3.06% 29
Surrey +23 290 £527 +0.40% 33
Buckinghamshire +5 136 £450 -5.26% 21
Oxfordshire +7 104 £495 -9.17% 39
West Sussex +7 89 £525 +5.00% 12
East Sussex +22 44 £500 - 2
Kent +27 37 £531 +11.84% 7
Middlesex +10 9 £575 +31.43%
M4 Corridor -1 1 £550 +22.22%
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 16 June 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.

1 722 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 587 (42.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 407 (29.18%) Amazon AWS
4 388 (27.81%) Docker
5 363 (26.02%) Linux
6 330 (23.66%) Jenkins
7 310 (22.22%) Ansible
8 285 (20.43%) Git (software)
9 278 (19.93%) Scrum
10 262 (18.78%) Python
11 261 (18.71%) Kubernetes
12 256 (18.35%) SQL
13 254 (18.21%) Java
14 234 (16.77%) Continuous Integration
15 227 (16.27%) Microsoft
16 207 (14.84%) Windows
17 206 (14.77%) Test Automation
18 188 (13.48%) Terraform
19 179 (12.83%) PaaS
19 179 (12.83%) PowerShell
20 178 (12.76%) JIRA
21 177 (12.69%) .NET
22 166 (11.90%) JavaScript
23 163 (11.68%) Configuration Management
24 162 (11.61%) Security Cleared
25 159 (11.40%) C#
26 150 (10.75%) Puppet
27 148 (10.61%) Finance
28 144 (10.32%) Microservices
29 142 (10.18%) 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 83 (5.95%) Confluence
2 59 (4.23%) Apache
3 46 (3.30%) Apache Spark
3 46 (3.30%) OpenStack
4 35 (2.51%) WebLogic
5 32 (2.29%) Cloud Foundry
5 32 (2.29%) SharePoint
6 31 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 30 (2.15%) WebSphere
8 29 (2.08%) JBoss
8 29 (2.08%) nginx
9 26 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
10 25 (1.79%) IIS
11 20 (1.43%) CMS
12 14 (1.00%) MS Exchange
13 13 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.79%) Jupyter
15 10 (0.72%) Skype for Business
16 9 (0.65%) Drupal
17 8 (0.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.14%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.072%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.072%) InDesign
4 1 (0.072%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.072%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 14 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.14%) Magento
7 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.072%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.072%) HFM
8 1 (0.072%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.072%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 587 (42.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 407 (29.18%) Amazon AWS
3 179 (12.83%) PaaS
4 120 (8.60%) OpenShift
5 104 (7.46%) IaaS
6 90 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 61 (4.37%) Serverless
8 60 (4.30%) GitHub
9 50 (3.58%) Power Platform
10 49 (3.51%) SaaS
11 45 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
12 44 (3.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 38 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
14 33 (2.37%) Office 365
15 26 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
16 24 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
17 21 (1.51%) Amazon S3
18 19 (1.36%) Amazon Kinesis
19 18 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 18 (1.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.80%) DNS
2 31 (2.22%) HTTP
3 30 (2.15%) TCP/IP
4 28 (2.01%) SSL
5 26 (1.86%) WAN
6 25 (1.79%) Firewall
7 23 (1.65%) LAN
7 23 (1.65%) VPN
8 20 (1.43%) Network Security
9 19 (1.36%) DSL
10 16 (1.15%) Skype
11 15 (1.08%) Internet
12 13 (0.93%) Wireshark
13 12 (0.86%) VLAN
14 8 (0.57%) MQTT
15 7 (0.50%) FTP
15 7 (0.50%) Unified Communications
16 6 (0.43%) Cisco IPT
16 6 (0.43%) PABX
16 6 (0.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (8.32%) SQL Server
2 65 (4.66%) NoSQL
3 57 (4.09%) Big Data
4 55 (3.94%) Data Lake
5 51 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (3.51%) MySQL
6 49 (3.51%) Power BI
7 47 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
8 45 (3.23%) Hadoop
8 45 (3.23%) Relational Database
9 40 (2.87%) Azure SQL Database
10 38 (2.72%) MongoDB
11 35 (2.51%) HDInsight
12 32 (2.29%) Oracle Database
13 21 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
14 19 (1.36%) MariaDB
15 18 (1.29%) Redis
16 16 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (0.93%) RDBMS
18 12 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 330 (23.66%) Jenkins
2 285 (20.43%) Git (software)
3 178 (12.76%) JIRA
4 142 (10.18%) Visual Studio Team System
5 89 (6.38%) Visual Studio
6 87 (6.24%) Selenium
7 56 (4.01%) Cucumber
8 51 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 49 (3.51%) Maven
10 48 (3.44%) Sonatype Nexus
11 45 (3.23%) TeamCity
12 43 (3.08%) Bitbucket
13 42 (3.01%) GitLab
14 39 (2.80%) JUnit
15 38 (2.72%) SonarQube
15 38 (2.72%) Subversion
16 35 (2.51%) Octopus Deploy
17 30 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 29 (2.08%) Eclipse
19 27 (1.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 148 (10.61%) Finance
2 65 (4.66%) Telecoms
3 41 (2.94%) Retail
4 38 (2.72%) Banking
5 21 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.22%) Marketing
7 15 (1.08%) Legal
8 11 (0.79%) Electronics
8 11 (0.79%) Law
9 10 (0.72%) Billing
10 8 (0.57%) Back Office
11 6 (0.43%) Automotive
11 6 (0.43%) Military
12 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.22%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Advertising
15 2 (0.14%) Games
15 2 (0.14%) German Language
16 1 (0.072%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 430 (30.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 246 (17.63%) Developer
3 146 (10.47%) Architect
4 131 (9.39%) Azure DevOps
5 115 (8.24%) Azure Engineer
6 99 (7.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 79 (5.66%) Cloud Engineer
8 78 (5.59%) AWS DevOps
9 75 (5.38%) Platform Engineer
10 69 (4.95%) AWS Engineer
11 59 (4.23%) Java Developer
12 57 (4.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 50 (3.58%) Senior DevOps
14 49 (3.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 47 (3.37%) Consultant
16 41 (2.94%) Lead DevOps
17 39 (2.80%) Full Stack Developer
18 38 (2.72%) .NET Developer
19 34 (2.44%) Analyst
19 34 (2.44%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (12.69%) .NET
2 118 (8.46%) Node.js
3 109 (7.81%) Web Services
4 90 (6.45%) AngularJS
5 88 (6.31%) HTML
6 85 (6.09%) REST
7 74 (5.30%) Spring
8 71 (5.09%) CSS
9 65 (4.66%) JSON
10 51 (3.66%) .NET Core
11 48 (3.44%) SOAP
12 47 (3.37%) RESTful
13 46 (3.30%) .NET Framework
14 43 (3.08%) XML
15 42 (3.01%) ASP.NET
15 42 (3.01%) HTML5
16 41 (2.94%) Kafka
16 41 (2.94%) Spring Boot
17 37 (2.65%) Middleware
18 32 (2.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 91 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.44%) Public Cloud
3 50 (3.58%) Data Centre
4 39 (2.80%) Cloud Native
5 36 (2.58%) Private Cloud
6 33 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (2.22%) Virtual Team
8 30 (2.15%) User Experience
9 28 (2.01%) Management Information System
10 25 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
12 19 (1.36%) Mobile App
13 18 (1.29%) Mainframe
14 16 (1.15%) Clustering
15 12 (0.86%) Life Science
15 12 (0.86%) Replication
16 11 (0.79%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
17 10 (0.72%) Data Structures
17 10 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 363 (26.02%) Linux
2 207 (14.84%) Windows
3 68 (4.87%) Unix
4 46 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (3.23%) Windows Server
6 25 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (1.58%) Android
8 21 (1.51%) Apple iOS
8 21 (1.51%) Ubuntu
9 14 (1.00%) Windows 10
10 11 (0.79%) VMS
11 8 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (0.50%) AIX
12 7 (0.50%) CentOS
13 6 (0.43%) Solaris
14 5 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 722 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (19.93%) Scrum
3 234 (16.77%) Continuous Integration
4 206 (14.77%) Test Automation
5 163 (11.68%) Configuration Management
6 144 (10.32%) Microservices
7 142 (10.18%) Continuous Delivery
8 122 (8.75%) Infrastructure as Code
9 110 (7.89%) Analytics
10 103 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
11 102 (7.31%) Migration
12 90 (6.45%) Software Engineering
13 89 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
14 88 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
15 87 (6.24%) Kanban
16 86 (6.16%) TDD
17 83 (5.95%) ITIL
18 80 (5.73%) BDD
19 66 (4.73%) MVC
20 64 (4.59%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 262 (18.78%) Python
2 256 (18.35%) SQL
3 254 (18.21%) Java
4 179 (12.83%) PowerShell
5 166 (11.90%) JavaScript
6 159 (11.40%) C#
7 94 (6.74%) Bash Shell
8 65 (4.66%) Ruby
9 52 (3.73%) Perl
10 38 (2.72%) Groovy
11 26 (1.86%) C
11 26 (1.86%) Java 8
11 26 (1.86%) Scala
12 25 (1.79%) PHP
13 24 (1.72%) TypeScript
14 21 (1.51%) Go
14 21 (1.51%) PL/SQL
15 20 (1.43%) ES6
16 19 (1.36%) C++
17 16 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 162 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 136 (9.75%) SC Cleared
3 79 (5.66%) Degree
4 28 (2.01%) DV Cleared
5 24 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.93%) CISSP
8 12 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.79%) CISM
9 11 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.72%) AWS Certification
10 10 (0.72%) CCNP
11 9 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.57%) CREST Certified
12 8 (0.57%) MCSA
13 7 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (0.43%) MCSE
15 5 (0.36%) CCSP
15 5 (0.36%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.52%) QA
2 26 (1.86%) PCI DSS
3 23 (1.65%) SLA
4 20 (1.43%) GDPR
5 16 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.86%) NIST
7 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.29%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (0.29%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.29%) ISO 31000
8 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.14%) COBIT
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.14%) PMO
10 1 (0.072%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.072%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.072%) PSD2
System Software
1 388 (27.81%) Docker
2 98 (7.03%) Active Directory
3 47 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (1.29%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.93%) HDFS
7 12 (0.86%) KVM
8 10 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.65%) vSphere
10 8 (0.57%) VirtualBox
11 6 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.43%) NFS
11 6 (0.43%) RACF
11 6 (0.43%) XenApp
12 5 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.29%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.22%) vCloud
15 2 (0.14%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 310 (22.22%) Ansible
2 261 (18.71%) Kubernetes
3 188 (13.48%) Terraform
4 150 (10.75%) Puppet
5 120 (8.60%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (2.37%) Kibana
7 18 (1.29%) Docker Swarm
7 18 (1.29%) Grafana
8 14 (1.00%) Packer
9 12 (0.86%) logstash
9 12 (0.86%) Nagios
9 12 (0.86%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.65%) Nessus
10 9 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.57%) SCCM
12 7 (0.50%) Graphite
13 6 (0.43%) Salt
14 5 (0.36%) Ambari
14 5 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 227 (16.27%) Microsoft
2 142 (10.18%) Oracle
3 85 (6.09%) Red Hat
4 71 (5.09%) VMware
5 68 (4.87%) Google
6 51 (3.66%) Cisco
7 39 (2.80%) IBM
8 38 (2.72%) Atlassian
9 36 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
10 33 (2.37%) New Relic
11 32 (2.29%) SAP
12 24 (1.72%) Splunk
13 16 (1.15%) BEA
13 16 (1.15%) webMethods
14 14 (1.00%) Juniper
15 13 (0.93%) Dell
16 12 (0.86%) AppDynamics
17 11 (0.79%) Aruba
17 11 (0.79%) Qualys
17 11 (0.79%) Tableau