Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 18 31
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13 +30
Contract jobs citing DevOps 897 1,268 1,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.39% 7.99% 6.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.98% 9.13% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 805 637
South East median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £386 £357
90th Percentile £668 £638 £603
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 21
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -29.29% -27.09%
10th Percentile £16.00 £26.65 £37.50
90th Percentile £75.75 £59.75 £67.25
England median hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £49.75
% change year-on-year +31.43% -29.65% -26.72%

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 8,989 13,894 14,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.10% 87.56% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,372 8,366 8,518
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.41%
10th Percentile £262 £280 £274
90th Percentile £600 £600 £585
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 513 441
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £26.65 £24.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.57% +10.95% +6.76%
10th Percentile £13.04 £11.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.34 £50.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £24.09
% change year-on-year -6.25% -0.37% -1.67%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 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 +10 406 £490 -6.67% 175
Berkshire +8 291 £498 -5.24% 82
Hampshire +11 239 £510 +8.80% 86
Surrey +1 148 £525 +1.55% 85
West Sussex -2 78 £525 - 31
Oxfordshire +6 63 £450 -10.00% 63
Buckinghamshire -6 52 £494 -1.25% 30
East Sussex +29 25 £650 +62.50% 29
Kent -2 11 £475 -11.63% 18
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 489 (54.52%) Agile Software Development
2 461 (51.39%) Azure
3 279 (31.10%) SQL
4 240 (26.76%) Microsoft
5 221 (24.64%) Docker
6 188 (20.96%) AWS
7 187 (20.85%) Kubernetes
8 184 (20.51%) Python
9 178 (19.84%) Ansible
10 167 (18.62%) Scrum
11 162 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
11 162 (18.06%) PowerShell
12 159 (17.73%) Linux
13 157 (17.50%) Test Automation
14 150 (16.72%) Java
15 149 (16.61%) Terraform
16 147 (16.39%) Windows
17 138 (15.38%) Git (software)
18 136 (15.16%) Analytics
18 136 (15.16%) Jenkins
19 130 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
20 122 (13.60%) C#
20 122 (13.60%) .NET
21 113 (12.60%) Security Cleared
21 113 (12.60%) Infrastructure as Code
22 111 (12.37%) Visual Studio
23 109 (12.15%) Continuous Delivery
24 106 (11.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 105 (11.71%) Configuration Management
25 105 (11.71%) PaaS

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 68 (7.58%) Confluence
2 32 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 26 (2.90%) Apache
4 23 (2.56%) Apache Spark
5 21 (2.34%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.56%) IIS
7 13 (1.45%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.34%) nginx
9 11 (1.23%) Jupyter
10 9 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (0.89%) JBoss
11 8 (0.89%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.78%) CMS
13 5 (0.56%) SAS
13 5 (0.56%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.45%) Drupal
14 4 (0.45%) GemFire
14 4 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.56%) SAP BPC
2 5 (0.56%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.33%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.11%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.11%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.11%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 461 (51.39%) Azure
2 188 (20.96%) AWS
3 105 (11.71%) PaaS
4 103 (11.48%) Power Platform
5 77 (8.58%) IaaS
6 57 (6.35%) Serverless
7 54 (6.02%) GitHub
8 50 (5.57%) SaaS
9 45 (5.02%) Azure Active Directory
10 43 (4.79%) GCP
11 33 (3.68%) Data Lake Analytics
12 32 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 29 (3.23%) Amazon S3
14 23 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
15 22 (2.45%) OpenShift
16 20 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
17 19 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
18 17 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
19 14 (1.56%) Amazon ECS
20 13 (1.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.78%) DNS
1 16 (1.78%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.45%) Firewall
3 9 (1.00%) DSL
4 7 (0.78%) HTTP
4 7 (0.78%) WAN
5 6 (0.67%) LAN
5 6 (0.67%) SSL
6 5 (0.56%) Internet
6 5 (0.56%) SAN
6 5 (0.56%) VPN
7 4 (0.45%) SSH
7 4 (0.45%) Wireless
8 3 (0.33%) Network Security
9 2 (0.22%) DHCP
9 2 (0.22%) NAS
9 2 (0.22%) SNMP
9 2 (0.22%) VSAN
10 1 (0.11%) 5G
10 1 (0.11%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (11.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 102 (11.37%) Data Lake
3 98 (10.93%) Power BI
4 68 (7.58%) SQL Server
5 52 (5.80%) HDInsight
6 51 (5.69%) Big Data
7 40 (4.46%) MongoDB
8 37 (4.12%) NoSQL
9 36 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
10 30 (3.34%) Azure SQL Database
11 25 (2.79%) MySQL
12 23 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (1.90%) Redis
14 17 (1.90%) Relational Database
15 15 (1.67%) Cosmos DB
15 15 (1.67%) MariaDB
16 13 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 12 (1.34%) GIS
17 12 (1.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 138 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 136 (15.16%) Jenkins
3 111 (12.37%) Visual Studio
4 96 (10.70%) JIRA
5 81 (9.03%) Visual Studio Team System
6 47 (5.24%) Selenium
7 41 (4.57%) Bitbucket
8 29 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (2.68%) Cucumber
9 24 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
10 21 (2.34%) GitLab
10 21 (2.34%) TeamCity
11 17 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
12 14 (1.56%) Maven
13 13 (1.45%) NUnit
13 13 (1.45%) SonarQube
13 13 (1.45%) Subversion
14 12 (1.34%) Ant
14 12 (1.34%) SpecFlow
15 10 (1.11%) Gradle
General
1 90 (10.03%) Finance
2 24 (2.68%) Public Sector
3 23 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.67%) Banking
5 12 (1.34%) Marketing
6 10 (1.11%) Retail
7 7 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.67%) Legal
9 4 (0.45%) Publishing
10 3 (0.33%) Automotive
10 3 (0.33%) Billing
10 3 (0.33%) Law
11 2 (0.22%) Back Office
11 2 (0.22%) Electronics
11 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.11%) Advertising
12 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.11%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 281 (31.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 152 (16.95%) Developer
3 83 (9.25%) Azure Engineer
4 74 (8.25%) Architect
5 71 (7.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 61 (6.80%) Analyst
7 46 (5.13%) AWS Engineer
8 43 (4.79%) Azure DevOps
9 42 (4.68%) AWS DevOps
10 36 (4.01%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 36 (4.01%) Consultant
11 33 (3.68%) .NET Developer
12 29 (3.23%) Lead DevOps
13 28 (3.12%) Service Analyst
14 25 (2.79%) Data Engineer
14 25 (2.79%) Scrum Master
14 25 (2.79%) Senior DevOps
14 25 (2.79%) Service Transition Analyst
14 25 (2.79%) Transition Analyst
15 23 (2.56%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (13.60%) .NET
2 64 (7.13%) Node.js
3 54 (6.02%) AngularJS
4 43 (4.79%) REST
5 42 (4.68%) .NET Core
6 41 (4.57%) Web Services
7 36 (4.01%) ASP.NET
8 35 (3.90%) .NET Framework
9 34 (3.79%) JSON
10 32 (3.57%) React
11 30 (3.34%) CSS
11 30 (3.34%) HTML
11 30 (3.34%) J2EE
12 27 (3.01%) XML
13 26 (2.90%) Spring
14 25 (2.79%) RESTful
15 24 (2.68%) Kafka
16 22 (2.45%) Vue.js
17 21 (2.34%) Middleware
18 15 (1.67%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 43 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.12%) Public Cloud
3 20 (2.23%) User Experience
4 18 (2.01%) Data Centre
5 14 (1.56%) Cloud Native
5 14 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.45%) Clustering
7 11 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.23%) Private Cloud
7 11 (1.23%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (0.78%) Lidar
10 6 (0.67%) Life Science
10 6 (0.67%) Smart City
11 5 (0.56%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.56%) Replication
12 4 (0.45%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 159 (17.73%) Linux
2 147 (16.39%) Windows
3 25 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (2.34%) Unix
5 20 (2.23%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.90%) VMS
7 16 (1.78%) CentOS
8 10 (1.11%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.67%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.33%) Android
11 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.33%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.33%) Solaris
12 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.11%) AIX
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (54.52%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (18.62%) Scrum
3 162 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
4 157 (17.50%) Test Automation
5 136 (15.16%) Analytics
6 130 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
7 113 (12.60%) Infrastructure as Code
8 109 (12.15%) Continuous Delivery
9 105 (11.71%) Configuration Management
10 80 (8.92%) TDD
11 76 (8.47%) ITIL
12 68 (7.58%) Data Management
12 68 (7.58%) Kanban
13 66 (7.36%) Microservices
13 66 (7.36%) Software Engineering
14 58 (6.47%) BDD
14 58 (6.47%) Data Modelling
15 56 (6.24%) Migration
16 55 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
16 55 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 279 (31.10%) SQL
2 184 (20.51%) Python
3 162 (18.06%) PowerShell
4 150 (16.72%) Java
5 122 (13.60%) C#
6 94 (10.48%) JavaScript
7 67 (7.47%) Bash Shell
8 55 (6.13%) Scala
9 44 (4.91%) Ruby
10 31 (3.46%) PL/SQL
11 28 (3.12%) T-SQL
12 22 (2.45%) Perl
13 21 (2.34%) Go
14 18 (2.01%) C++
15 17 (1.90%) C
15 17 (1.90%) TypeScript
16 16 (1.78%) Groovy
16 16 (1.78%) R
17 12 (1.34%) Shell Script
18 10 (1.11%) Korn
Qualifications
1 113 (12.60%) Security Cleared
2 93 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.24%) Degree
4 15 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 13 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.89%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.78%) ISEB
8 7 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.78%) PhD
9 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.45%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.45%) CISM
10 4 (0.45%) HNC
11 3 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.22%) MCSA
12 2 (0.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (8.70%) QA
2 14 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.45%) GDPR
4 10 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.67%) PMO
7 4 (0.45%) GxP
7 4 (0.45%) NIST
7 4 (0.45%) SLA
8 3 (0.33%) NCSC
9 2 (0.22%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) HL7
10 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 221 (24.64%) Docker
2 69 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 53 (5.91%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.11%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.89%) vSphere
7 5 (0.56%) vCloud
8 2 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.22%) HDFS
8 2 (0.22%) iptables
8 2 (0.22%) LXC
9 1 (0.11%) Corosync
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.11%) NFS
9 1 (0.11%) Postfix
9 1 (0.11%) RACF
9 1 (0.11%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.11%) XenApp
9 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 187 (20.85%) Kubernetes
2 178 (19.84%) Ansible
3 149 (16.61%) Terraform
4 90 (10.03%) Puppet
5 55 (6.13%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (2.12%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (1.00%) Kibana
7 9 (1.00%) Packer
7 9 (1.00%) vRealize
8 8 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (0.78%) MIIS
10 6 (0.67%) Grafana
11 5 (0.56%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.45%) Nagios
12 4 (0.45%) RSA Archer
13 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (0.33%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.33%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.33%) SCOM
13 3 (0.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 240 (26.76%) Microsoft
2 93 (10.37%) Oracle
3 37 (4.12%) VMware
4 29 (3.23%) Google
4 29 (3.23%) webMethods
5 26 (2.90%) BEA
6 25 (2.79%) Red Hat
7 23 (2.56%) Databricks
7 23 (2.56%) SAP
8 19 (2.12%) Atlassian
9 17 (1.90%) ServiceNow
10 16 (1.78%) Informatica
11 15 (1.67%) Citrix
12 14 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.00%) Splunk
14 8 (0.89%) Workday
15 7 (0.78%) IBM
15 7 (0.78%) Tableau
16 5 (0.56%) Cisco
16 5 (0.56%) Cognos