Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 37 64
Rank change year-on-year +8 +27 +120
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1,069 846 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.45% 5.15% 3.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.51% 6.12% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 525 396
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £363 £334 £360
90th Percentile £609 £588 £600
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 14
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £57.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +3.64% +37.50%
10th Percentile £19.05 £39.50 £48.50
90th Percentile £61.75 £59.85 £59.31
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +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 14,228 13,820 14,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.87% 84.20% 83.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,556 8,185 8,981
South East median daily rate £435 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +3.38% +3.23%
10th Percentile £280 £258 £253
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 476 566
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.47% -10.99% +1.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.88 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +3 464 £494 -1.25% 100
Hampshire +11 277 £493 +3.68% 45
Berkshire +7 236 £475 +5.56% 49
Surrey -11 168 £513 +7.89% 43
Buckinghamshire +12 139 £475 -2.56% 23
West Sussex +28 118 £513 +17.14% 11
Oxfordshire -4 89 £525 - 28
East Sussex -5 19 £500 +2.56% 12
Kent +14 8 £400 -38.46% 9
Middlesex +6 7 £450 +5.88% 1
M4 Corridor - 4 £450 -
Sussex - 1 £500 - 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 552 (51.64%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (35.64%) Linux
3 367 (34.33%) Amazon AWS
4 342 (31.99%) Jenkins
5 293 (27.41%) Docker
6 287 (26.85%) Git (software)
7 286 (26.75%) Java
8 285 (26.66%) Ansible
9 258 (24.13%) Puppet
10 256 (23.95%) Continuous Integration
11 237 (22.17%) Microsoft Azure
12 229 (21.42%) Python
13 213 (19.93%) Scrum
14 206 (19.27%) Terraform
15 189 (17.68%) Kubernetes
16 159 (14.87%) JavaScript
17 158 (14.78%) Opscode Chef
18 154 (14.41%) Test Automation
19 150 (14.03%) Web Services
20 146 (13.66%) Continuous Delivery
21 141 (13.19%) Windows
22 139 (13.00%) TDD
23 130 (12.16%) AngularJS
24 129 (12.07%) SQL
25 128 (11.97%) Bash Shell
26 124 (11.60%) REST
26 124 (11.60%) C#
26 124 (11.60%) Microsoft
27 119 (11.13%) Configuration Management
28 117 (10.94%) Finance

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 70 (6.55%) Confluence
2 55 (5.14%) Elasticsearch
3 51 (4.77%) Tomcat
4 49 (4.58%) Apache
5 43 (4.02%) Cloud Foundry
6 42 (3.93%) Apache Spark
7 30 (2.81%) WebLogic
8 28 (2.62%) JBoss
8 28 (2.62%) nginx
9 24 (2.25%) IIS
10 23 (2.15%) OpenStack
11 16 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 15 (1.40%) CMS
13 14 (1.31%) Apache Solr
14 13 (1.22%) SharePoint
15 11 (1.03%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 8 (0.75%) Drupal
17 7 (0.65%) EPiServer
17 7 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.37%) HipChat
3 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.094%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
1 6 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.28%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.28%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.094%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 367 (34.33%) Amazon AWS
2 237 (22.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (9.26%) PaaS
4 68 (6.36%) Serverless
5 63 (5.89%) OpenShift
6 62 (5.80%) GitHub
7 61 (5.71%) IaaS
8 50 (4.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 49 (4.58%) SaaS
10 48 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
11 44 (4.12%) AWS Lambda
12 30 (2.81%) Amazon S3
13 27 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
14 25 (2.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 20 (1.87%) Amazon Glacier
16 17 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
16 17 (1.59%) Google Analytics
17 15 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
17 15 (1.40%) Azure Functions
18 12 (1.12%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.77%) TCP/IP
2 50 (4.68%) HTTP
3 43 (4.02%) Firewall
4 41 (3.84%) SSL
5 27 (2.53%) DNS
6 20 (1.87%) LAN
7 18 (1.68%) WAN
8 14 (1.31%) VPN
9 11 (1.03%) DSL
9 11 (1.03%) PuTTY
9 11 (1.03%) SAN
9 11 (1.03%) WinSCP
10 9 (0.84%) Internet
10 9 (0.84%) Network Security
11 8 (0.75%) MPLS
12 7 (0.65%) Ethernet
12 7 (0.65%) Wireless
13 6 (0.56%) SSH
14 5 (0.47%) NAS
14 5 (0.47%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (9.82%) MongoDB
2 103 (9.64%) NoSQL
3 92 (8.61%) SQL Server
4 65 (6.08%) Hadoop
5 57 (5.33%) Big Data
6 52 (4.86%) MySQL
7 49 (4.58%) Redis
8 42 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
9 39 (3.65%) Relational Database
10 33 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
11 25 (2.34%) Oracle Database
12 24 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
13 23 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (1.78%) RDBMS
15 18 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 18 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
16 17 (1.59%) Cosmos DB
16 17 (1.59%) HBase
17 14 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
17 14 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 342 (31.99%) Jenkins
2 287 (26.85%) Git (software)
3 117 (10.94%) JIRA
4 64 (5.99%) Cucumber
4 64 (5.99%) Selenium
5 52 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 49 (4.58%) Visual Studio Team System
7 45 (4.21%) Maven
7 45 (4.21%) Subversion
8 43 (4.02%) TeamCity
9 39 (3.65%) Sonatype Nexus
9 39 (3.65%) Visual Studio
10 38 (3.55%) Ant
11 32 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 30 (2.81%) SonarQube
13 29 (2.71%) Eclipse
13 29 (2.71%) Mercurial
14 27 (2.53%) IntelliJ
14 27 (2.53%) JUnit
15 25 (2.34%) Vagrant
General
1 117 (10.94%) Finance
2 36 (3.37%) Telecoms
3 32 (2.99%) Banking
4 26 (2.43%) Retail
5 11 (1.03%) Back Office
5 11 (1.03%) Publishing
6 10 (0.94%) Advertising
7 8 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.75%) Legal
7 8 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.65%) Aerospace
9 6 (0.56%) Marketing
10 5 (0.47%) Automotive
10 5 (0.47%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.28%) Billing
11 3 (0.28%) Law
12 2 (0.19%) Avionics
12 2 (0.19%) Electronics
12 2 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 398 (37.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 268 (25.07%) Developer
3 97 (9.07%) AWS DevOps
4 87 (8.14%) AWS Engineer
5 86 (8.04%) Java Developer
6 83 (7.76%) Architect
7 82 (7.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 55 (5.14%) Cloud Engineer
9 52 (4.86%) Software Engineer
10 45 (4.21%) Senior Developer
11 40 (3.74%) Consultant
12 39 (3.65%) Automation Engineer
13 37 (3.46%) Analyst
14 35 (3.27%) .NET Developer
14 35 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
15 34 (3.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 33 (3.09%) Angular Developer
17 31 (2.90%) Linux Engineer
18 29 (2.71%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 28 (2.62%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (14.03%) Web Services
2 130 (12.16%) AngularJS
3 124 (11.60%) REST
4 116 (10.85%) Node.js
5 98 (9.17%) .NET
6 95 (8.89%) Spring
7 77 (7.20%) JSON
8 71 (6.64%) Kafka
9 65 (6.08%) CSS
10 64 (5.99%) HTML
11 55 (5.14%) Spring Boot
12 54 (5.05%) React
12 54 (5.05%) XML
13 53 (4.96%) SOAP
14 49 (4.58%) RESTful
15 46 (4.30%) jQuery
16 45 (4.21%) RabbitMQ
17 42 (3.93%) HTML5
18 41 (3.84%) ASP.NET Web API
19 38 (3.55%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 60 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (3.09%) Data Centre
4 30 (2.81%) Linux Command Line
5 29 (2.71%) Cloud Native
5 29 (2.71%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.25%) Public Cloud
7 23 (2.15%) User Experience
8 22 (2.06%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.59%) Mobile App
11 16 (1.50%) Data Structures
11 16 (1.50%) PKI
12 12 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (1.12%) iPad
13 11 (1.03%) Clustering
13 11 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (0.84%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.75%) Fat Client
15 8 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 381 (35.64%) Linux
2 141 (13.19%) Windows
3 98 (9.17%) Unix
4 88 (8.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (3.74%) CentOS
6 39 (3.65%) Windows Server
7 35 (3.27%) Ubuntu
8 24 (2.25%) Apple iOS
9 23 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (1.87%) Android
11 10 (0.94%) Debian
12 8 (0.75%) CoreOS
13 7 (0.65%) Solaris
14 6 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.37%) AIX
16 3 (0.28%) SUSE
17 2 (0.19%) Amazon Linux
17 2 (0.19%) Fedora
17 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (51.64%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (23.95%) Continuous Integration
3 213 (19.93%) Scrum
4 154 (14.41%) Test Automation
5 146 (13.66%) Continuous Delivery
6 139 (13.00%) TDD
7 119 (11.13%) Configuration Management
8 111 (10.38%) Microservices
9 107 (10.01%) BDD
10 99 (9.26%) Open Source
11 95 (8.89%) Kanban
12 85 (7.95%) Deployment Automation
13 81 (7.58%) Software Engineering
14 71 (6.64%) Migration
15 69 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
16 54 (5.05%) Analytics
17 52 (4.86%) ITIL
18 49 (4.58%) Waterfall
19 44 (4.12%) User Stories
20 42 (3.93%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 286 (26.75%) Java
2 229 (21.42%) Python
3 159 (14.87%) JavaScript
4 129 (12.07%) SQL
5 128 (11.97%) Bash Shell
6 124 (11.60%) C#
7 102 (9.54%) PowerShell
8 101 (9.45%) Ruby
9 73 (6.83%) Groovy
10 56 (5.24%) Perl
11 41 (3.84%) Java 8
12 33 (3.09%) PHP
13 32 (2.99%) Scala
14 30 (2.81%) TypeScript
15 27 (2.53%) Shell Script
16 19 (1.78%) Haskell
17 16 (1.50%) C++
18 13 (1.22%) Go
19 12 (1.12%) C
19 12 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 103 (9.64%) SC Cleared
3 49 (4.58%) Degree
4 20 (1.87%) CISSP
5 19 (1.78%) DV Cleared
6 17 (1.59%) ISEB
7 16 (1.50%) CISM
7 16 (1.50%) ISEB Practitioner
7 16 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (1.03%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.84%) CISA
9 9 (0.84%) CREST Certified
9 9 (0.84%) IISP
9 9 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
10 8 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.65%) PgMP
11 7 (0.65%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.93%) QA
2 22 (2.06%) GDPR
3 16 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.84%) GCP
5 9 (0.84%) ISAE 3402
5 9 (0.84%) ISO 22301
5 9 (0.84%) ISO 31000
5 9 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 9 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.37%) COBIT
8 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.28%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.28%) SLA
9 2 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 293 (27.41%) Docker
2 35 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (1.50%) Active Directory
5 14 (1.31%) HDFS
5 14 (1.31%) oVirt
5 14 (1.31%) RHEV
5 14 (1.31%) vSphere
6 12 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.03%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.56%) Xen
10 4 (0.37%) flannel
10 4 (0.37%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.37%) KVM
10 4 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.19%) Ceph
11 2 (0.19%) etcd
11 2 (0.19%) SkyDNS
Systems Management
1 285 (26.66%) Ansible
2 258 (24.13%) Puppet
3 206 (19.27%) Terraform
4 189 (17.68%) Kubernetes
5 158 (14.78%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (3.93%) Kibana
7 29 (2.71%) Grafana
8 26 (2.43%) Packer
9 24 (2.25%) Salt
10 16 (1.50%) SCCM
11 15 (1.40%) HP ALM
12 13 (1.22%) Nagios
13 12 (1.12%) logstash
14 11 (1.03%) Prometheus
14 11 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
14 11 (1.03%) SELinux
15 10 (0.94%) SCOM
15 10 (0.94%) vCenter Server
16 9 (0.84%) Nessus
16 9 (0.84%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 124 (11.60%) Microsoft
2 111 (10.38%) Oracle
3 93 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 73 (6.83%) VMware
5 48 (4.49%) Google
6 39 (3.65%) SAP
7 36 (3.37%) Splunk
8 35 (3.27%) IBM
9 33 (3.09%) Cisco
10 23 (2.15%) Adobe
11 21 (1.96%) webMethods
12 20 (1.87%) HP
13 14 (1.31%) Atlassian
14 12 (1.12%) Cloudera
14 12 (1.12%) New Relic
14 12 (1.12%) Software AG
15 10 (0.94%) ArcSight
15 10 (0.94%) Barracuda Networks
16 9 (0.84%) Imperva
16 9 (0.84%) Trend Micro