Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 36 65
Rank change year-on-year +13 +29 +111
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1,171 898 533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.08% 5.41% 3.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.22% 6.43% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 546 367
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +10.47%
10th Percentile £369 £349 £359
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 13
South East median hourly rate £43.75 £49.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.62% -10.00% +37.50%
10th Percentile £18.20 £39.85 £48.50
90th Percentile £60.75 £51.88 £59.31
England median hourly rate £48.75 £46.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +4.84% -15.45% -

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 14,248 13,963 13,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.17% 84.16% 84.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,585 8,361 8,433
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 466 577
South East median hourly rate £28.25 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.56% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.66% +1.39% +4.55%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018. 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 +6 467 £500 +11.11% 138
Hampshire +23 274 £500 +5.26% 53
Berkshire +6 238 £513 +20.59% 67
Surrey +1 233 £503 +5.79% 53
West Sussex +27 143 £518 +11.89% 23
Buckinghamshire -1 122 £500 +14.29% 23
Oxfordshire +12 107 £513 +2.50% 48
Middlesex +16 20 £475 +12.76%
East Sussex -21 17 £525 -8.70% 9
Kent +6 9 £400 -38.46% 15
M4 Corridor - 3 £450 -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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.

1 601 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (35.10%) Amazon AWS
3 380 (32.45%) Linux
4 365 (31.17%) Jenkins
5 341 (29.12%) Docker
6 337 (28.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 298 (25.45%) Git (software)
8 293 (25.02%) Ansible
9 277 (23.65%) Continuous Integration
10 260 (22.20%) Puppet
11 259 (22.12%) Java
12 249 (21.26%) Scrum
13 219 (18.70%) Kubernetes
14 202 (17.25%) Python
15 201 (17.16%) Terraform
16 167 (14.26%) Continuous Delivery
17 163 (13.92%) Test Automation
18 162 (13.83%) SQL
19 161 (13.75%) Microservices
20 160 (13.66%) Windows
21 146 (12.47%) Web Services
22 144 (12.30%) JavaScript
22 144 (12.30%) Microsoft
23 136 (11.61%) Configuration Management
24 134 (11.44%) REST
25 130 (11.10%) PaaS
25 130 (11.10%) Kanban
26 129 (11.02%) JIRA
27 128 (10.93%) Security Cleared
27 128 (10.93%) Opscode Chef

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 77 (6.58%) Confluence
2 71 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
3 59 (5.04%) Tomcat
4 53 (4.53%) Apache
5 35 (2.99%) Cloud Foundry
6 33 (2.82%) JBoss
7 30 (2.56%) Apache Spark
8 28 (2.39%) nginx
8 28 (2.39%) OpenStack
9 21 (1.79%) IIS
10 19 (1.62%) WebLogic
11 15 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 14 (1.20%) Apache Solr
13 12 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 12 (1.02%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.94%) Drupal
15 10 (0.85%) SharePoint
16 7 (0.60%) CMS
16 7 (0.60%) EPiServer
17 6 (0.51%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 14 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.085%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.085%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.085%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.085%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.085%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.085%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 411 (35.10%) Amazon AWS
2 337 (28.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (11.10%) PaaS
4 103 (8.80%) IaaS
5 87 (7.43%) GitHub
6 73 (6.23%) Serverless
7 57 (4.87%) OpenShift
8 55 (4.70%) AWS CloudFormation
9 50 (4.27%) AWS Lambda
10 49 (4.18%) SaaS
11 46 (3.93%) Google Cloud Platform
12 45 (3.84%) Amazon EC2
13 38 (3.25%) Amazon S3
14 35 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
15 27 (2.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 26 (2.22%) Amazon Glacier
17 21 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
18 19 (1.62%) Office 365
19 17 (1.45%) Google Analytics
20 14 (1.20%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 65 (5.55%) Firewall
2 61 (5.21%) TCP/IP
3 46 (3.93%) HTTP
4 44 (3.76%) SSL
5 40 (3.42%) DNS
6 23 (1.96%) WAN
7 21 (1.79%) LAN
8 20 (1.71%) VPN
9 19 (1.62%) DSL
10 13 (1.11%) MPLS
11 12 (1.02%) Internet
11 12 (1.02%) Wireless
12 11 (0.94%) Network Security
13 8 (0.68%) BGP
13 8 (0.68%) IPsec
13 8 (0.68%) NFC
13 8 (0.68%) OSPF
14 7 (0.60%) EIGRP
14 7 (0.60%) Ethernet
14 7 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (8.63%) NoSQL
2 93 (7.94%) MongoDB
3 79 (6.75%) SQL Server
4 61 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
5 52 (4.44%) MySQL
6 50 (4.27%) Redis
7 48 (4.10%) Hadoop
8 43 (3.67%) Big Data
9 36 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 34 (2.90%) Relational Database
11 25 (2.13%) Data Lake
12 24 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 21 (1.79%) Power BI
14 20 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
15 19 (1.62%) Oracle Database
15 19 (1.62%) RDBMS
15 19 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (1.45%) HDInsight
17 16 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
18 14 (1.20%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 365 (31.17%) Jenkins
2 298 (25.45%) Git (software)
3 129 (11.02%) JIRA
4 102 (8.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 90 (7.69%) Selenium
6 76 (6.49%) Visual Studio
7 60 (5.12%) Cucumber
8 54 (4.61%) Maven
9 42 (3.59%) Subversion
9 42 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 38 (3.25%) Mercurial
10 38 (3.25%) SonarQube
11 37 (3.16%) JUnit
12 36 (3.07%) IntelliJ
13 32 (2.73%) Sonatype Nexus
14 29 (2.48%) Gradle
15 28 (2.39%) Eclipse
16 27 (2.31%) GitLab
16 27 (2.31%) TeamCity
17 26 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 120 (10.25%) Finance
2 25 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 19 (1.62%) Retail
4 16 (1.37%) Banking
5 13 (1.11%) Billing
6 11 (0.94%) Back Office
7 9 (0.77%) Advertising
7 9 (0.77%) Publishing
8 8 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.60%) Games
10 6 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.51%) Legal
10 6 (0.51%) Marketing
11 4 (0.34%) Automotive
11 4 (0.34%) Law
12 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Avionics
13 2 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 407 (34.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 282 (24.08%) Developer
3 111 (9.48%) Architect
4 96 (8.20%) AWS DevOps
4 96 (8.20%) Java Developer
5 91 (7.77%) AWS Engineer
6 81 (6.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 57 (4.87%) Cloud Engineer
8 56 (4.78%) Azure DevOps
9 50 (4.27%) .NET Developer
9 50 (4.27%) Azure Engineer
10 49 (4.18%) Senior Developer
11 45 (3.84%) Software Engineer
12 43 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
13 42 (3.59%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 36 (3.07%) Analyst
14 36 (3.07%) Consultant
15 33 (2.82%) React Developer
15 33 (2.82%) Technical Architect
16 30 (2.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (12.47%) Web Services
2 134 (11.44%) REST
3 120 (10.25%) AngularJS
4 113 (9.65%) .NET
4 113 (9.65%) Spring
5 104 (8.88%) Node.js
6 77 (6.58%) JSON
7 74 (6.32%) CSS
8 73 (6.23%) HTML
9 64 (5.47%) Kafka
9 64 (5.47%) Spring Boot
10 57 (4.87%) React
11 52 (4.44%) SOAP
12 50 (4.27%) XML
13 43 (3.67%) HTML5
13 43 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
13 43 (3.67%) RESTful
14 42 (3.59%) jQuery
15 38 (3.25%) .NET Core
15 38 (3.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 54 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
2 43 (3.67%) Public Cloud
3 41 (3.50%) Data Centre
4 37 (3.16%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.90%) Cloud Native
6 32 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
6 32 (2.73%) Management Information System
7 30 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (2.05%) User Experience
9 19 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
10 17 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (1.02%) iPad
12 12 (1.02%) PKI
12 12 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
13 11 (0.94%) Clustering
14 10 (0.85%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.68%) Fintech
16 7 (0.60%) Data Structures
16 7 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 380 (32.45%) Linux
2 160 (13.66%) Windows
3 96 (8.20%) Unix
4 76 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (3.07%) Ubuntu
5 36 (3.07%) Windows Server
6 30 (2.56%) CentOS
7 13 (1.11%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.94%) Solaris
9 10 (0.85%) Android
10 8 (0.68%) CoreOS
11 7 (0.60%) Debian
11 7 (0.60%) VMS
12 5 (0.43%) AIX
12 5 (0.43%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.17%) Fedora
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (23.65%) Continuous Integration
3 249 (21.26%) Scrum
4 167 (14.26%) Continuous Delivery
5 163 (13.92%) Test Automation
6 161 (13.75%) Microservices
7 136 (11.61%) Configuration Management
8 130 (11.10%) Kanban
9 125 (10.67%) TDD
10 110 (9.39%) BDD
11 97 (8.28%) Open Source
12 85 (7.26%) Analytics
13 82 (7.00%) Software Engineering
14 80 (6.83%) Problem-Solving
15 72 (6.15%) Migration
16 69 (5.89%) Deployment Automation
17 60 (5.12%) Release Management
18 58 (4.95%) ITIL
18 58 (4.95%) User Stories
19 55 (4.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 259 (22.12%) Java
2 202 (17.25%) Python
3 162 (13.83%) SQL
4 144 (12.30%) JavaScript
5 125 (10.67%) C#
6 112 (9.56%) PowerShell
7 103 (8.80%) Bash Shell
8 76 (6.49%) Ruby
9 66 (5.64%) Perl
10 58 (4.95%) Groovy
11 51 (4.36%) Java 8
12 37 (3.16%) PHP
13 35 (2.99%) Scala
14 33 (2.82%) TypeScript
15 20 (1.71%) Go
16 18 (1.54%) Haskell
17 16 (1.37%) Shell Script
18 15 (1.28%) C++
19 9 (0.77%) C
19 9 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 128 (10.93%) Security Cleared
2 115 (9.82%) SC Cleared
3 40 (3.42%) Degree
4 20 (1.71%) CISSP
5 17 (1.45%) ISEB
6 15 (1.28%) CISM
7 14 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.11%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.94%) CREST Certified
10 10 (0.85%) CISA
10 10 (0.85%) IISP
11 9 (0.77%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
12 8 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 7 (0.60%) CCSP
13 7 (0.60%) CLAS
14 6 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.23%) QA
2 20 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 19 (1.62%) GDPR
4 11 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.85%) ISAE 3402
5 10 (0.85%) ISO 22301
5 10 (0.85%) ISO 31000
5 10 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 10 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.43%) SLA
7 4 (0.34%) COBIT
8 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.26%) PMO
9 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.085%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 341 (29.12%) Docker
2 35 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
3 31 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.20%) Active Directory
5 13 (1.11%) HDFS
6 11 (0.94%) oVirt
6 11 (0.94%) RHEV
7 8 (0.68%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.60%) ISA Server
8 7 (0.60%) KVM
8 7 (0.60%) vSphere
9 6 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.51%) Xen
10 5 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.34%) Firmware
11 4 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.26%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 293 (25.02%) Ansible
2 260 (22.20%) Puppet
3 219 (18.70%) Kubernetes
4 201 (17.16%) Terraform
5 128 (10.93%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (3.67%) Kibana
7 33 (2.82%) Grafana
8 21 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
9 17 (1.45%) SELinux
10 16 (1.37%) Packer
11 15 (1.28%) logstash
12 13 (1.11%) Nagios
13 11 (0.94%) Prometheus
14 10 (0.85%) Nessus
14 10 (0.85%) Trend Micro Deep Security
15 9 (0.77%) CloudForms
15 9 (0.77%) Consul
15 9 (0.77%) Salt
15 9 (0.77%) SCOrch
16 8 (0.68%) Graphite
Vendors
1 144 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 91 (7.77%) Red Hat
3 88 (7.51%) Oracle
4 66 (5.64%) VMware
5 54 (4.61%) Google
6 35 (2.99%) Splunk
7 34 (2.90%) Cisco
8 32 (2.73%) Atlassian
9 26 (2.22%) Adobe
10 25 (2.13%) IBM
10 25 (2.13%) SAP
11 15 (1.28%) ServiceNow
12 13 (1.11%) webMethods
13 12 (1.02%) HP
14 11 (0.94%) ArcSight
14 11 (0.94%) Barracuda Networks
14 11 (0.94%) Qualys
15 10 (0.85%) Imperva
15 10 (0.85%) Trend Micro
15 10 (0.85%) Tripwire