Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 12 31
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19 +6
Contract jobs citing DevOps 333 1,305 1,040
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 9.66% 9.15% 6.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.25% 10.51% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 905 687
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £357 £385 £363
90th Percentile £650 £645 £610
England median daily rate £525 £538 £525
% change year-on-year -2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £52.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +20.00% -23.25%
10th Percentile £26.83 £39.66 £18.20
90th Percentile £59.20 £73.75 £60.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £46.34 £50.00
% change year-on-year -24.46% -7.33% +11.11%

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 2,959 12,411 14,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.82% 87.00% 86.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,755 7,380 8,549
Median daily rate £470 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +4.05% +3.97%
10th Percentile £263 £274 £275
90th Percentile £638 £603 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £468
% change year-on-year - +1.60% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 478 514
Median hourly rate £31.61 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.22% +23.08% +23.81%
10th Percentile £12.63 £13.06 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £65.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +19.05% -12.50%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the South East.

Daily rate trend for DevOps in the South East

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the South East over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in the South East

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for DevOps in the South East

DevOps
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DevOps in the South East over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 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 -2 145 £521 +4.25% 79
Berkshire +8 126 £530 +0.95% 42
Hampshire +12 121 £475 - 58
Surrey -5 28 £406 -22.62% 28
Buckinghamshire -20 13 £315 -32.26% 14
East Sussex +12 12 £500 -9.09% 14
West Sussex +10 12 £500 -4.31% 18
Kent +9 7 £575 +27.78% 8
Oxfordshire -4 6 £500 +5.26% 23
Middlesex +5 2 £263 -56.97%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 196 (58.86%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (43.24%) Azure
3 83 (24.92%) Linux
4 73 (21.92%) Git (software)
5 72 (21.62%) Kubernetes
6 71 (21.32%) AWS
7 70 (21.02%) Continuous Integration
7 70 (21.02%) Java
8 69 (20.72%) Docker
9 67 (20.12%) Security Cleared
10 65 (19.52%) SQL
11 64 (19.22%) Microsoft
12 61 (18.32%) Terraform
13 56 (16.82%) Scrum
13 56 (16.82%) SC Cleared
13 56 (16.82%) JIRA
14 55 (16.52%) Python
15 53 (15.92%) Windows
15 53 (15.92%) Test Automation
15 53 (15.92%) Jenkins
16 52 (15.62%) Ansible
17 51 (15.32%) Configuration Management
18 47 (14.11%) PowerShell
18 47 (14.11%) Analytics
19 45 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
20 41 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
21 40 (12.01%) C#
22 37 (11.11%) Data Lake
23 36 (10.81%) Microservices
24 35 (10.51%) VMware

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 29 (8.71%) Confluence
2 16 (4.80%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (3.90%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.70%) Apache
5 7 (2.10%) nginx
5 7 (2.10%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.80%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.20%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.90%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.90%) CMS
9 3 (0.90%) IIS
9 3 (0.90%) JBoss
9 3 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.90%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.60%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (3.30%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.50%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.20%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.60%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.60%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 144 (43.24%) Azure
2 71 (21.32%) AWS
3 33 (9.91%) IaaS
3 33 (9.91%) Power Platform
4 32 (9.61%) GitHub
5 27 (8.11%) PaaS
6 23 (6.91%) Serverless
7 17 (5.11%) AWS Lambda
8 14 (4.20%) Azure Data Factory
9 11 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (3.30%) SaaS
10 10 (3.00%) Amazon S3
10 10 (3.00%) GCP
11 9 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (2.40%) Amazon ECS
12 8 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (2.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (2.10%) AWS CloudTrail
13 7 (2.10%) AWS CodePipeline
13 7 (2.10%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.01%) Firewall
2 15 (4.50%) DNS
3 13 (3.90%) Reverse Proxy
3 13 (3.90%) VLAN
4 7 (2.10%) VSAN
4 7 (2.10%) WAN
5 5 (1.50%) DHCP
5 5 (1.50%) LAN
5 5 (1.50%) SNMP
6 4 (1.20%) HTTP
6 4 (1.20%) Skype
7 3 (0.90%) VPN
8 2 (0.60%) BGP
8 2 (0.60%) Internet
8 2 (0.60%) Network Security
8 2 (0.60%) OSPF
8 2 (0.60%) SSH
8 2 (0.60%) SSL
8 2 (0.60%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.60%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.11%) Data Lake
2 32 (9.61%) Power BI
3 31 (9.31%) SQL Server
4 22 (6.61%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (6.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (5.41%) Big Data
5 18 (5.41%) Hadoop
6 14 (4.20%) HDInsight
7 10 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (2.10%) NoSQL
10 7 (2.10%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.80%) MySQL
11 6 (1.80%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.80%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.90%) DB2
12 3 (0.90%) GIS
12 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 73 (21.92%) Git (software)
2 56 (16.82%) JIRA
3 53 (15.92%) Jenkins
4 25 (7.51%) Selenium
5 22 (6.61%) Visual Studio
6 19 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (5.41%) GitLab
8 15 (4.50%) Bitbucket
9 12 (3.60%) SonarQube
9 12 (3.60%) SpecFlow
10 10 (3.00%) Ant
11 9 (2.70%) Cucumber
11 9 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (2.70%) TeamCity
12 8 (2.40%) Maven
12 8 (2.40%) Subversion
13 7 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (1.80%) JUnit
14 6 (1.80%) Spinnaker
15 5 (1.50%) Travis CI
General
1 21 (6.31%) Finance
1 21 (6.31%) Public Sector
2 16 (4.80%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.70%) Banking
4 5 (1.50%) Aerospace
4 5 (1.50%) Law
5 4 (1.20%) Legal
5 4 (1.20%) Marketing
6 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.30%) Back Office
7 1 (0.30%) Electronics
7 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.30%) Front Office
7 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Police
7 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 100 (30.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 48 (14.41%) Developer
3 43 (12.91%) Architect
4 40 (12.01%) Azure Engineer
5 26 (7.81%) AWS Engineer
6 24 (7.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 21 (6.31%) AWS DevOps
8 20 (6.01%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 19 (5.71%) Software Engineer
10 16 (4.80%) Linux Engineer
11 15 (4.50%) Azure DevOps
11 15 (4.50%) Delivery Manager
12 14 (4.20%) Analyst
12 14 (4.20%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 14 (4.20%) Lead DevOps
12 14 (4.20%) Technical Leader
12 14 (4.20%) Test Engineer
13 13 (3.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 13 (3.90%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 11 (3.30%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.61%) Web Services
2 21 (6.31%) .NET
3 18 (5.41%) Node.js
3 18 (5.41%) RESTful
4 17 (5.11%) REST
5 13 (3.90%) HTML
6 11 (3.30%) SOAP
7 10 (3.00%) CSS
7 10 (3.00%) React
7 10 (3.00%) Spring
7 10 (3.00%) Swagger
8 9 (2.70%) Spring Boot
9 8 (2.40%) J2EE
9 8 (2.40%) Middleware
10 7 (2.10%) AngularJS
10 7 (2.10%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (2.10%) Kafka
10 7 (2.10%) SAML
11 6 (1.80%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.80%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.91%) Public Cloud
2 21 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.10%) Cloud Native
4 7 (2.10%) Private Cloud
5 6 (1.80%) Driving Licence
5 6 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (1.80%) PKI
5 6 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.80%) User Experience
6 5 (1.50%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.20%) Clustering
7 4 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.90%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.90%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.90%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (0.90%) Replication
8 3 (0.90%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 83 (24.92%) Linux
2 53 (15.92%) Windows
3 23 (6.91%) Unix
4 22 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (6.61%) Windows Server
5 17 (5.11%) CentOS
6 15 (4.50%) Windows 10
6 15 (4.50%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (2.10%) Ubuntu
7 7 (2.10%) VMS
8 6 (1.80%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (1.20%) Android
10 3 (0.90%) Debian
11 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (58.86%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (21.02%) Continuous Integration
3 56 (16.82%) Scrum
4 53 (15.92%) Test Automation
5 51 (15.32%) Configuration Management
6 47 (14.11%) Analytics
7 45 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
8 41 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
9 36 (10.81%) Microservices
10 34 (10.21%) Infrastructure as Code
11 33 (9.91%) Software Engineering
12 30 (9.01%) Migration
13 29 (8.71%) ITIL
14 27 (8.11%) Data Modelling
15 26 (7.81%) Mentoring
16 21 (6.31%) Deployment Automation
16 21 (6.31%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (6.01%) Data Management
18 19 (5.71%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 70 (21.02%) Java
2 65 (19.52%) SQL
3 55 (16.52%) Python
4 47 (14.11%) PowerShell
5 40 (12.01%) C#
6 28 (8.41%) JavaScript
7 23 (6.91%) Bash Shell
8 18 (5.41%) Scala
9 17 (5.11%) Shell Script
10 13 (3.90%) Go
11 12 (3.60%) Ruby
12 10 (3.00%) Java 8
13 9 (2.70%) Perl
14 8 (2.40%) C++
14 8 (2.40%) PL/SQL
14 8 (2.40%) T-SQL
15 7 (2.10%) PHP
16 5 (1.50%) C
16 5 (1.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 4 (1.20%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 67 (20.12%) Security Cleared
2 56 (16.82%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.20%) Degree
4 9 (2.70%) AWS Certification
5 8 (2.40%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.10%) MCSE
7 6 (1.80%) EXIN
7 6 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.50%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.20%) CISM
9 4 (1.20%) CISSP
9 4 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.20%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.90%) CISA
10 3 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.90%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.30%) SLA
2 7 (2.10%) QA
3 6 (1.80%) COBIT
4 5 (1.50%) PMO
5 4 (1.20%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.90%) GDPR
6 3 (0.90%) ISAE 3402
6 3 (0.90%) ISO 22301
6 3 (0.90%) ISO 31000
6 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (0.90%) NCSC
6 3 (0.90%) NIST
6 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.30%) HL7
8 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 69 (20.72%) Docker
2 29 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.01%) vSphere
4 19 (5.71%) Active Directory
5 15 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.40%) VMware NSX
7 6 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.20%) HDFS
9 3 (0.90%) RACF
10 2 (0.60%) GFS2
10 2 (0.60%) Samba
11 1 (0.30%) Firmware
11 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.30%) PowerDNS
11 1 (0.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 72 (21.62%) Kubernetes
2 61 (18.32%) Terraform
3 52 (15.62%) Ansible
4 34 (10.21%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (10.21%) Puppet
5 20 (6.01%) Packer
6 9 (2.70%) Prometheus
6 9 (2.70%) vCenter Server
7 8 (2.40%) Istio
8 6 (1.80%) Grafana
9 5 (1.50%) Nessus
9 5 (1.50%) SCCM
9 5 (1.50%) ZABBIX
10 4 (1.20%) HAProxy
10 4 (1.20%) Kibana
11 3 (0.90%) IBM Guardium
11 3 (0.90%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 2 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 64 (19.22%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.51%) VMware
3 23 (6.91%) Oracle
4 15 (4.50%) Cisco
5 14 (4.20%) Informatica
5 14 (4.20%) SAP
6 13 (3.90%) Atlassian
7 11 (3.30%) Red Hat
8 10 (3.00%) Hortonworks
9 9 (2.70%) Databricks
10 8 (2.40%) Dell
10 8 (2.40%) Google
10 8 (2.40%) Splunk
11 6 (1.80%) HP
11 6 (1.80%) Veeam
12 5 (1.50%) EMC
12 5 (1.50%) IBM
12 5 (1.50%) McAfee
13 4 (1.20%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.20%) Salesforce.com