Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 35 68
Rank change year-on-year +10 +33 +126
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1,126 847 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.62% 5.23% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.78% 6.27% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 542 387
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +18.75%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £372
90th Percentile £600 £613 £600
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 9
South East median hourly rate £66.50 £67.89 £59.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.05% +14.47% +48.28%
England median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +15.79% -13.64% +22.22%

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 14,471 13,515 15,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.03% 83.48% 82.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,602 7,869 9,459
South East median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 519 555
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £19.90 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.23% -16.21% +10.21%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.62 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.13 £50.30 £50.15
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.75
% change year-on-year -8.11% +3.09% +12.71%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +11 516 £488 -2.50% 114
Hampshire +8 267 £489 +2.89% 44
Berkshire +19 264 £450 - 55
Surrey -12 186 £525 +10.53% 47
Buckinghamshire +4 140 £500 +2.56% 20
Oxfordshire +13 112 £535 -2.73% 39
West Sussex +26 109 £500 +2.49% 16
East Sussex -2 16 £500 +17.65% 5
M4 Corridor - 10 £450 -
Kent +17 9 £400 -27.27% 12
Middlesex +2 7 £463 -7.50%
Home Counties +8 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £500 -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 597 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (37.03%) Linux
3 379 (33.66%) Amazon AWS
4 366 (32.50%) Jenkins
5 300 (26.64%) Java
6 298 (26.47%) Ansible
7 296 (26.29%) Docker
8 269 (23.89%) Continuous Integration
9 268 (23.80%) Git (software)
10 257 (22.82%) Puppet
11 248 (22.02%) Python
12 220 (19.54%) Microsoft Azure
13 210 (18.65%) Terraform
14 208 (18.47%) Scrum
15 191 (16.96%) Opscode Chef
16 183 (16.25%) Windows
17 178 (15.81%) Kubernetes
18 176 (15.63%) Test Automation
19 168 (14.92%) JavaScript
20 158 (14.03%) Web Services
21 157 (13.94%) Configuration Management
21 157 (13.94%) Continuous Delivery
22 155 (13.77%) JIRA
23 142 (12.61%) Oracle
24 141 (12.52%) Node.js
25 136 (12.08%) Microsoft
26 130 (11.55%) REST
26 130 (11.55%) Ruby
26 130 (11.55%) TDD
27 124 (11.01%) AngularJS

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 95 (8.44%) Confluence
2 49 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 44 (3.91%) Apache Spark
3 44 (3.91%) Cloud Foundry
4 39 (3.46%) WebLogic
5 36 (3.20%) Apache
6 34 (3.02%) Tomcat
7 30 (2.66%) OpenStack
8 26 (2.31%) nginx
9 24 (2.13%) IIS
9 24 (2.13%) JBoss
10 20 (1.78%) CMS
11 17 (1.51%) WebSphere
12 15 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.89%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.71%) EPiServer
14 8 (0.71%) SharePoint
15 7 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
15 7 (0.62%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.80%) HipChat
4 5 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.27%) Simulink
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.27%) RMDS
4 3 (0.27%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.27%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.089%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.089%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 379 (33.66%) Amazon AWS
2 220 (19.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (8.26%) PaaS
4 77 (6.84%) OpenShift
5 64 (5.68%) Serverless
6 59 (5.24%) GitHub
7 58 (5.15%) IaaS
8 52 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
9 50 (4.44%) AWS CloudFormation
10 48 (4.26%) SaaS
11 47 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
12 28 (2.49%) Amazon S3
13 27 (2.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 22 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
15 17 (1.51%) Slack
16 15 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
17 12 (1.07%) Amazon Glacier
18 11 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
18 11 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
18 11 (0.98%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.73%) HTTP
2 41 (3.64%) Firewall
3 39 (3.46%) TCP/IP
4 29 (2.58%) SSL
5 25 (2.22%) PuTTY
5 25 (2.22%) WinSCP
6 20 (1.78%) DNS
7 19 (1.69%) LAN
8 16 (1.42%) WAN
9 14 (1.24%) VPN
10 9 (0.80%) MPLS
10 9 (0.80%) SAN
11 8 (0.71%) Internet
11 8 (0.71%) Wireless
12 7 (0.62%) Ethernet
13 6 (0.53%) BGP
13 6 (0.53%) DSL
13 6 (0.53%) OSPF
13 6 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
14 5 (0.44%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (9.33%) MongoDB
2 103 (9.15%) SQL Server
3 90 (7.99%) NoSQL
4 64 (5.68%) Hadoop
5 60 (5.33%) Big Data
6 59 (5.24%) MySQL
7 58 (5.15%) Redis
8 47 (4.17%) Relational Database
9 45 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
10 42 (3.73%) Oracle Database
11 35 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
12 33 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
13 27 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
14 25 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
15 24 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
16 22 (1.95%) HBase
17 17 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
18 16 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
18 16 (1.42%) Data Lake
19 15 (1.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 366 (32.50%) Jenkins
2 268 (23.80%) Git (software)
3 155 (13.77%) JIRA
4 94 (8.35%) Selenium
5 68 (6.04%) Cucumber
6 60 (5.33%) TeamCity
7 55 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 54 (4.80%) Ant
9 51 (4.53%) Vagrant
10 48 (4.26%) Sonatype Nexus
10 48 (4.26%) Subversion
11 46 (4.09%) Bitbucket
12 44 (3.91%) Artifactory
13 43 (3.82%) Eclipse
14 41 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 41 (3.64%) Maven
14 41 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
15 38 (3.37%) Gradle
16 34 (3.02%) Visual Studio
17 32 (2.84%) JUnit
General
1 117 (10.39%) Finance
2 40 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 37 (3.29%) Banking
4 35 (3.11%) Retail
5 13 (1.15%) Back Office
5 13 (1.15%) Publishing
6 9 (0.80%) Advertising
7 8 (0.71%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.62%) Automotive
9 6 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.53%) Marketing
10 5 (0.44%) Legal
11 4 (0.36%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.27%) Billing
13 2 (0.18%) Electronics
14 1 (0.089%) International Banking
14 1 (0.089%) Law
Job Titles
1 424 (37.66%) DevOps Engineer
2 259 (23.00%) Developer
3 131 (11.63%) AWS Engineer
4 123 (10.92%) AWS DevOps
5 112 (9.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 103 (9.15%) Architect
7 73 (6.48%) Java Developer
8 59 (5.24%) Software Engineer
9 52 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
10 45 (4.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 42 (3.73%) Linux Engineer
12 39 (3.46%) Analyst
12 39 (3.46%) Automation Engineer
12 39 (3.46%) Consultant
13 38 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
14 37 (3.29%) Angular Developer
14 37 (3.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 37 (3.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 37 (3.29%) Senior Developer
14 37 (3.29%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (14.03%) Web Services
2 141 (12.52%) Node.js
3 130 (11.55%) REST
4 124 (11.01%) AngularJS
5 105 (9.33%) .NET
6 78 (6.93%) Spring
7 72 (6.39%) JSON
8 65 (5.77%) Kafka
9 60 (5.33%) HTML
10 59 (5.24%) CSS
10 59 (5.24%) React
11 52 (4.62%) RESTful
12 50 (4.44%) Spring Boot
13 49 (4.35%) SOAP
13 49 (4.35%) XML
14 41 (3.64%) HTML5
15 40 (3.55%) RabbitMQ
15 40 (3.55%) Vue.js
16 38 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
16 38 (3.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 51 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (3.73%) Linux Command Line
3 34 (3.02%) Computer Science
4 31 (2.75%) Data Centre
5 30 (2.66%) User Experience
6 29 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (2.40%) Cloud Native
8 23 (2.04%) iPad
9 21 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (1.42%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.33%) Clustering
11 15 (1.33%) Mobile App
12 13 (1.15%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.07%) Fat Client
13 12 (1.07%) Thin Client
14 11 (0.98%) PKI
14 11 (0.98%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.71%) CMDB
16 6 (0.53%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 417 (37.03%) Linux
2 183 (16.25%) Windows
3 107 (9.50%) Unix
4 104 (9.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (4.26%) Windows Server
6 42 (3.73%) CentOS
7 35 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (2.40%) Ubuntu
9 25 (2.22%) Apple iOS
10 20 (1.78%) Android
11 12 (1.07%) Debian
12 7 (0.62%) AIX
13 5 (0.44%) Solaris
14 4 (0.36%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.27%) DC/OS
15 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.27%) SUSE
16 2 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (23.89%) Continuous Integration
3 208 (18.47%) Scrum
4 176 (15.63%) Test Automation
5 157 (13.94%) Configuration Management
5 157 (13.94%) Continuous Delivery
6 130 (11.55%) TDD
7 114 (10.12%) Microservices
8 99 (8.79%) BDD
9 95 (8.44%) Software Engineering
10 94 (8.35%) Open Source
11 84 (7.46%) Kanban
12 75 (6.66%) Deployment Automation
13 68 (6.04%) Migration
14 62 (5.51%) ITIL
15 58 (5.15%) Problem-Solving
16 51 (4.53%) E-Commerce
17 47 (4.17%) SDLC
18 46 (4.09%) Collaborative Working
18 46 (4.09%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 300 (26.64%) Java
2 248 (22.02%) Python
3 168 (14.92%) JavaScript
4 130 (11.55%) Ruby
5 123 (10.92%) Bash Shell
6 122 (10.83%) C#
6 122 (10.83%) SQL
7 103 (9.15%) PowerShell
8 76 (6.75%) Groovy
9 44 (3.91%) Perl
10 39 (3.46%) Shell Script
10 39 (3.46%) TypeScript
11 34 (3.02%) Java 8
12 31 (2.75%) PHP
13 25 (2.22%) F#
14 24 (2.13%) Scala
15 19 (1.69%) PL/SQL
16 17 (1.51%) Go
17 16 (1.42%) C++
18 14 (1.24%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 119 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 105 (9.33%) SC Cleared
3 62 (5.51%) Degree
4 26 (2.31%) ISEB
5 25 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
5 25 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (1.95%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.07%) CISSP
7 12 (1.07%) PgMP
7 12 (1.07%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (0.89%) AWS Certification
9 10 (0.89%) CISM
10 9 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.80%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
11 8 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.62%) CISA
13 6 (0.53%) CREST Certified
13 6 (0.53%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.71%) QA
2 17 (1.51%) GDPR
3 14 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.53%) ISAE 3402
5 6 (0.53%) ISO 22301
5 6 (0.53%) ISO 31000
5 6 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 6 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.44%) SLA
7 4 (0.36%) COBIT
7 4 (0.36%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.27%) GCP
8 3 (0.27%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 296 (26.29%) Docker
2 35 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.22%) vSphere
4 21 (1.87%) Active Directory
5 17 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (1.42%) HDFS
7 12 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.98%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.71%) oVirt
9 8 (0.71%) RHEV
10 6 (0.53%) flannel
11 5 (0.44%) Xen
12 4 (0.36%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.36%) KVM
12 4 (0.36%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.089%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 298 (26.47%) Ansible
2 257 (22.82%) Puppet
3 210 (18.65%) Terraform
4 191 (16.96%) Opscode Chef
5 178 (15.81%) Kubernetes
6 46 (4.09%) Packer
7 40 (3.55%) Salt
8 36 (3.20%) Kibana
9 32 (2.84%) HP ALM
10 21 (1.87%) Grafana
11 19 (1.69%) SCCM
12 12 (1.07%) Automic
12 12 (1.07%) Prometheus
13 11 (0.98%) SCOM
14 10 (0.89%) logstash
14 10 (0.89%) Nagios
14 10 (0.89%) vCenter Server
15 8 (0.71%) vRealize
16 6 (0.53%) Perfmon
16 6 (0.53%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 142 (12.61%) Oracle
2 136 (12.08%) Microsoft
3 100 (8.88%) Red Hat
4 82 (7.28%) VMware
5 51 (4.53%) SAP
6 43 (3.82%) IBM
7 42 (3.73%) Google
8 34 (3.02%) HP
9 32 (2.84%) Splunk
10 30 (2.66%) webMethods
11 29 (2.58%) Cisco
12 26 (2.31%) Atlassian
12 26 (2.31%) New Relic
13 24 (2.13%) Software AG
14 19 (1.69%) PagerDuty
15 16 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
16 14 (1.24%) Adobe
17 11 (0.98%) ServiceNow
18 10 (0.89%) Barracuda Networks
18 10 (0.89%) SaltStack