Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 24 32
Rank change year-on-year +10 +8 +33
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1,078 1,242 957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.35% 7.30% 5.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.78% 8.38% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 796 582
South East median daily rate £523 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.50% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £390 £372 £350
90th Percentile £660 £625 £590
England median daily rate £550 £525 £518
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.45% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 13
South East median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.14% -29.29% -13.39%
10th Percentile £16.00 £26.65 £35.93
90th Percentile £74.75 £59.75 £51.75
England median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year - +2.15% -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 11,018 14,822 14,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.39% 87.12% 84.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,513 8,889 8,515
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £280 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 495 491 462
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £25.12 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.50% +10.42% -6.09%
10th Percentile £13.07 £11.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.63 £22.00 £24.49
% change year-on-year +7.39% -10.15% +7.23%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +9 442 £500 -3.85% 130
Berkshire +7 314 £525 - 69
Hampshire +5 253 £500 +5.26% 68
Surrey +15 232 £525 +5.00% 70
West Sussex -5 84 £550 +6.54% 15
Buckinghamshire -11 70 £500 - 22
Oxfordshire +8 58 £450 -10.00% 39
East Sussex +38 43 £550 +7.32% 21
Kent +23 22 £425 -19.05% 13
Middlesex 0 6 £400 -15.79% 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 556 (51.58%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (49.26%) Azure
3 278 (25.79%) SQL
4 273 (25.32%) AWS
5 259 (24.03%) Microsoft
6 247 (22.91%) Docker
7 221 (20.50%) Kubernetes
8 211 (19.57%) Python
9 200 (18.55%) Linux
10 198 (18.37%) Ansible
11 197 (18.27%) Jenkins
12 187 (17.35%) Java
13 183 (16.98%) Scrum
14 177 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
15 176 (16.33%) Test Automation
16 169 (15.68%) Terraform
17 164 (15.21%) Windows
18 162 (15.03%) PowerShell
19 159 (14.75%) Git (software)
20 154 (14.29%) C#
21 152 (14.10%) .NET
21 152 (14.10%) Finance
22 137 (12.71%) Oracle
23 127 (11.78%) PaaS
24 126 (11.69%) Security Cleared
25 121 (11.22%) Analytics
26 113 (10.48%) Configuration Management
26 113 (10.48%) Infrastructure as Code
27 112 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
28 111 (10.30%) JIRA

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 74 (6.86%) Confluence
2 35 (3.25%) WebLogic
3 32 (2.97%) Apache
4 28 (2.60%) Apache Spark
5 23 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (2.04%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.86%) IIS
8 17 (1.58%) JBoss
9 14 (1.30%) nginx
10 12 (1.11%) OpenStack
10 12 (1.11%) SharePoint
11 11 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (1.02%) Jupyter
12 9 (0.83%) CMS
12 9 (0.83%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.56%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.46%) ArcGIS
14 5 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.37%) Drupal
16 3 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.093%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.93%) Eloqua
3 9 (0.83%) Sonata
4 8 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.46%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.46%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.28%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.19%) SAP MDG
9 1 (0.093%) Magento
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.093%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.093%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.093%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.093%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.093%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.093%) Scribe Insight
9 1 (0.093%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 531 (49.26%) Azure
2 273 (25.32%) AWS
3 127 (11.78%) PaaS
4 92 (8.53%) SaaS
5 85 (7.88%) IaaS
6 76 (7.05%) GitHub
7 74 (6.86%) Power Platform
7 74 (6.86%) Serverless
8 59 (5.47%) GCP
9 58 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 36 (3.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 34 (3.15%) OpenShift
12 26 (2.41%) Amazon S3
13 23 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
13 23 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
14 22 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
14 22 (2.04%) Data Lake Analytics
15 18 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
15 18 (1.67%) iPaaS
16 17 (1.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.88%) DNS
2 21 (1.95%) Firewall
3 20 (1.86%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.30%) HTTP
5 13 (1.21%) WAN
6 12 (1.11%) SSL
7 9 (0.83%) LAN
8 7 (0.65%) DSL
9 6 (0.56%) SSH
10 5 (0.46%) Internet
10 5 (0.46%) Network Security
10 5 (0.46%) VPN
11 4 (0.37%) DHCP
12 3 (0.28%) WLAN
13 2 (0.19%) AMQP
13 2 (0.19%) BGP
13 2 (0.19%) NAS
13 2 (0.19%) SAN
13 2 (0.19%) VSAN
13 2 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (8.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 85 (7.88%) SQL Server
3 74 (6.86%) Data Lake
4 71 (6.59%) Power BI
5 53 (4.92%) Big Data
6 52 (4.82%) NoSQL
7 46 (4.27%) MongoDB
8 36 (3.34%) Azure SQL Database
9 33 (3.06%) Oracle Database
10 30 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
11 29 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
11 29 (2.69%) Relational Database
12 27 (2.50%) HDInsight
13 26 (2.41%) Cosmos DB
14 25 (2.32%) MySQL
15 21 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
16 18 (1.67%) SSDT
17 16 (1.48%) Data Mart
18 15 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 15 (1.39%) GIS
Development Applications
1 197 (18.27%) Jenkins
2 159 (14.75%) Git (software)
3 111 (10.30%) JIRA
4 110 (10.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 101 (9.37%) Visual Studio
6 58 (5.38%) Selenium
7 47 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 45 (4.17%) TeamCity
9 39 (3.62%) Cucumber
10 33 (3.06%) Bitbucket
11 29 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
12 26 (2.41%) GitLab
13 23 (2.13%) Subversion
14 21 (1.95%) Maven
15 18 (1.67%) MSBuild
16 17 (1.58%) Ant
16 17 (1.58%) SonarQube
17 16 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
18 14 (1.30%) JUnit
19 13 (1.21%) ReSharper
General
1 152 (14.10%) Finance
2 27 (2.50%) Banking
3 26 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.13%) Public Sector
5 22 (2.04%) Marketing
6 16 (1.48%) Retail
7 13 (1.21%) Legal
8 10 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.74%) Law
10 6 (0.56%) Billing
11 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.46%) Publishing
12 3 (0.28%) Automotive
12 3 (0.28%) Games
13 2 (0.19%) Electronics
13 2 (0.19%) Front Office
14 1 (0.093%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.093%) Back Office
14 1 (0.093%) Military
14 1 (0.093%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 306 (28.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 203 (18.83%) Developer
3 106 (9.83%) Azure DevOps
4 104 (9.65%) Azure Engineer
5 98 (9.09%) Architect
6 82 (7.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 55 (5.10%) AWS Engineer
8 53 (4.92%) Analyst
8 53 (4.92%) Consultant
9 49 (4.55%) AWS DevOps
10 44 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
11 41 (3.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 40 (3.71%) Senior DevOps
13 37 (3.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 36 (3.34%) .NET Developer
15 31 (2.88%) Lead DevOps
16 30 (2.78%) Scrum Master
17 28 (2.60%) Azure Architect
18 26 (2.41%) Azure Developer
18 26 (2.41%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (14.10%) .NET
2 80 (7.42%) REST
3 76 (7.05%) Node.js
4 75 (6.96%) AngularJS
5 62 (5.75%) Web Services
6 53 (4.92%) .NET Core
7 52 (4.82%) .NET Framework
8 44 (4.08%) JSON
9 39 (3.62%) CSS
10 38 (3.53%) Spring
11 37 (3.43%) RESTful
11 37 (3.43%) XML
12 35 (3.25%) ASP.NET
13 34 (3.15%) React
14 32 (2.97%) HTML
14 32 (2.97%) J2EE
14 32 (2.97%) SOAP
15 25 (2.32%) Middleware
16 22 (2.04%) Kafka
17 21 (1.95%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (3.62%) Public Cloud
3 27 (2.50%) Cloud Native
4 26 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
4 26 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.41%) User Experience
5 21 (1.95%) Data Centre
6 18 (1.67%) Clustering
6 18 (1.67%) Private Cloud
7 12 (1.11%) Algorithms
7 12 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (1.11%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.02%) Life Science
8 11 (1.02%) Virtual Team
9 10 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (0.74%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.65%) Lidar
12 6 (0.56%) Replication
12 6 (0.56%) Smart City
13 5 (0.46%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 200 (18.55%) Linux
2 164 (15.21%) Windows
3 48 (4.45%) Unix
4 34 (3.15%) Windows Server
5 32 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.76%) CentOS
7 16 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.39%) VMS
9 12 (1.11%) Windows 10
10 11 (1.02%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.74%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.65%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.46%) Android
14 3 (0.28%) Solaris
15 2 (0.19%) CoreOS
15 2 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.093%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.093%) Mesosphere
16 1 (0.093%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (51.58%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (16.98%) Scrum
3 177 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
4 176 (16.33%) Test Automation
5 121 (11.22%) Analytics
6 113 (10.48%) Configuration Management
6 113 (10.48%) Infrastructure as Code
7 112 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
8 98 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
9 93 (8.63%) Microservices
10 88 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
11 87 (8.07%) TDD
12 83 (7.70%) Kanban
13 77 (7.14%) Software Engineering
14 73 (6.77%) ITIL
15 65 (6.03%) Computer Science
15 65 (6.03%) Migration
16 61 (5.66%) BDD
17 58 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
18 55 (5.10%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 278 (25.79%) SQL
2 211 (19.57%) Python
3 187 (17.35%) Java
4 162 (15.03%) PowerShell
5 154 (14.29%) C#
6 109 (10.11%) JavaScript
7 86 (7.98%) Bash Shell
8 51 (4.73%) Scala
9 45 (4.17%) Ruby
10 35 (3.25%) PL/SQL
11 30 (2.78%) T-SQL
12 21 (1.95%) Groovy
12 21 (1.95%) Shell Script
12 21 (1.95%) TypeScript
13 20 (1.86%) Perl
14 15 (1.39%) R
15 14 (1.30%) Go
16 13 (1.21%) Java 8
17 12 (1.11%) C
17 12 (1.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 126 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 102 (9.46%) SC Cleared
3 67 (6.22%) Degree
4 15 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.11%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.65%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (0.65%) PhD
8 6 (0.56%) HNC
8 6 (0.56%) ISEB
8 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.37%) CISSP
9 4 (0.37%) SSCP
10 3 (0.28%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.19%) CCIE
11 2 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.19%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (7.51%) QA
2 30 (2.78%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.11%) GDPR
4 7 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.46%) PMO
6 5 (0.46%) SLA
7 3 (0.28%) NCSC
8 2 (0.19%) COBIT
9 1 (0.093%) HL7
9 1 (0.093%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.093%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 247 (22.91%) Docker
2 93 (8.63%) Active Directory
3 35 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.21%) vSphere
6 11 (1.02%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.83%) LXC
8 7 (0.65%) vCloud
9 6 (0.56%) HDFS
10 5 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.093%) Corosync
12 1 (0.093%) Gluster
12 1 (0.093%) KVM
12 1 (0.093%) NFS
12 1 (0.093%) Postfix
12 1 (0.093%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.093%) XenApp
12 1 (0.093%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 221 (20.50%) Kubernetes
2 198 (18.37%) Ansible
3 169 (15.68%) Terraform
4 97 (9.00%) Puppet
5 55 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (1.30%) Kibana
8 13 (1.21%) Grafana
9 11 (1.02%) Packer
10 8 (0.74%) MIIS
10 8 (0.74%) vRealize
11 6 (0.56%) Oozie
11 6 (0.56%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.37%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.37%) logstash
12 4 (0.37%) Nagios
12 4 (0.37%) Salt
13 3 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (0.28%) SCCM
13 3 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 259 (24.03%) Microsoft
2 137 (12.71%) Oracle
3 55 (5.10%) VMware
4 50 (4.64%) Google
5 34 (3.15%) Databricks
6 30 (2.78%) SAP
6 30 (2.78%) webMethods
7 26 (2.41%) Atlassian
8 24 (2.23%) BEA
9 23 (2.13%) Red Hat
10 20 (1.86%) ServiceNow
11 19 (1.76%) Cisco
12 17 (1.58%) Citrix
13 16 (1.48%) Dell
14 14 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (1.21%) IBM
15 13 (1.21%) Remedy
16 12 (1.11%) NetApp
17 11 (1.02%) EMC
18 10 (0.93%) Splunk