Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 55 125
Rank change year-on-year +25 +70 +50
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1,026 516 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.12% 3.31% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.36% 4.04% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 335 202
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £319
90th Percentile £613 £615 £600
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 2
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £67.89 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.09% +53.42% -
10th Percentile £37.50 £41.25 £40.43
90th Percentile £67.25 £74.91 £51.48
England median hourly rate £50.00 £67.89 £50.50
% change year-on-year -26.35% +34.44% -22.31%

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 13,943 12,759 15,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.19% 81.88% 81.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,370 7,564 9,009
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £253
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 519 615
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.06 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £52.65
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.26% +16.74%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +33 527 £500 +5.26% 137
Berkshire +19 222 £444 -6.58% 80
Surrey +37 204 £506 +12.44% 35
Buckinghamshire +61 182 £451 +0.11% 22
Hampshire +14 142 £488 -3.70% 41
Oxfordshire +19 124 £525 +0.96% 35
West Sussex +27 85 £500 +3.36% 9
East Sussex +10 20 £575 +31.43% 11
Kent -4 18 £550 -12.00% 2
Middlesex 0 9 £400 +14.29% 1
M4 Corridor - 4 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 545 (53.12%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (38.99%) Linux
3 386 (37.62%) Jenkins
4 364 (35.48%) Amazon AWS
5 306 (29.82%) Git (software)
6 292 (28.46%) Continuous Integration
7 267 (26.02%) Java
8 256 (24.95%) Puppet
8 256 (24.95%) Docker
9 246 (23.98%) Scrum
10 222 (21.64%) Ansible
11 221 (21.54%) Continuous Delivery
12 201 (19.59%) Test Automation
13 192 (18.71%) Windows
14 164 (15.98%) Microsoft Azure
15 161 (15.69%) Opscode Chef
16 158 (15.40%) Finance
17 155 (15.11%) JIRA
18 154 (15.01%) Python
19 140 (13.65%) Configuration Management
20 138 (13.45%) JavaScript
21 136 (13.26%) Selenium
22 127 (12.38%) SQL
23 123 (11.99%) TDD
24 119 (11.60%) Microservices
25 118 (11.50%) Oracle
26 117 (11.40%) MongoDB
27 114 (11.11%) PaaS
28 110 (10.72%) Node.js
28 110 (10.72%) REST

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
1 105 (10.23%) Confluence
2 62 (6.04%) OpenStack
3 61 (5.95%) Apache
4 52 (5.07%) WebLogic
5 50 (4.87%) JBoss
6 48 (4.68%) Tomcat
7 44 (4.29%) nginx
8 34 (3.31%) Cloud Foundry
9 25 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
10 24 (2.34%) IIS
11 23 (2.24%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.97%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 6 (0.58%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.49%) MS Exchange
16 4 (0.39%) CMS
16 4 (0.39%) Jetty
17 3 (0.29%) Drupal
17 3 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.19%) HipChat
5 1 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.097%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.097%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.49%) RMDS
3 3 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.097%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.097%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 364 (35.48%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (15.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (11.11%) PaaS
4 106 (10.33%) OpenShift
5 105 (10.23%) IaaS
6 52 (5.07%) GitHub
7 51 (4.97%) Serverless
8 49 (4.78%) AWS Lambda
9 46 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
10 39 (3.80%) AWS CloudFormation
11 37 (3.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 37 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
11 37 (3.61%) Amazon S3
12 29 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
13 18 (1.75%) SaaS
13 18 (1.75%) Slack
14 14 (1.36%) npm
14 14 (1.36%) Trello
15 12 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
16 10 (0.97%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.65%) Firewall
2 48 (4.68%) TCP/IP
3 34 (3.31%) HTTP
4 30 (2.92%) SSL
5 24 (2.34%) DNS
6 11 (1.07%) Internet
7 9 (0.88%) DHCP
7 9 (0.88%) PuTTY
7 9 (0.88%) WinSCP
8 8 (0.78%) Network Security
9 6 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (0.58%) SAN
9 6 (0.58%) Software-Defined Networking
9 6 (0.58%) VPN
10 5 (0.49%) Multicast
11 4 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (0.39%) MPLS
11 4 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (11.40%) MongoDB
2 82 (7.99%) SQL Server
3 76 (7.41%) Redis
4 66 (6.43%) MySQL
5 65 (6.34%) PostgreSQL
6 62 (6.04%) Relational Database
7 46 (4.48%) NoSQL
8 41 (4.00%) Oracle Database
9 33 (3.22%) Big Data
10 28 (2.73%) NuoDB
11 24 (2.34%) Hadoop
12 20 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
14 13 (1.27%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (0.78%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 386 (37.62%) Jenkins
2 306 (29.82%) Git (software)
3 155 (15.11%) JIRA
4 136 (13.26%) Selenium
5 78 (7.60%) Maven
6 73 (7.12%) Sonatype Nexus
7 70 (6.82%) Bitbucket
8 66 (6.43%) Cucumber
9 58 (5.65%) SonarQube
10 55 (5.36%) JUnit
11 52 (5.07%) TeamCity
12 50 (4.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 47 (4.58%) Eclipse
14 44 (4.29%) Subversion
15 39 (3.80%) Ant
16 37 (3.61%) Artifactory
16 37 (3.61%) IntelliJ
17 33 (3.22%) Visual Studio
18 32 (3.12%) git-flow
19 31 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 158 (15.40%) Finance
2 73 (7.12%) Banking
3 27 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.34%) Retail
5 17 (1.66%) Publishing
6 12 (1.17%) Retail Banking
7 9 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.78%) Billing
8 8 (0.78%) International Banking
9 7 (0.68%) Marketing
10 6 (0.58%) Advertising
10 6 (0.58%) Automotive
11 3 (0.29%) Back Office
11 3 (0.29%) Law
12 2 (0.19%) Electronics
12 2 (0.19%) Games
13 1 (0.097%) Legal
13 1 (0.097%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.097%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.097%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 393 (38.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 255 (24.85%) Developer
3 95 (9.26%) Java Developer
4 94 (9.16%) AWS DevOps
5 87 (8.48%) AWS Engineer
6 86 (8.38%) Architect
7 72 (7.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 63 (6.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 57 (5.56%) Senior DevOps
10 53 (5.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 51 (4.97%) Linux Engineer
12 46 (4.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 45 (4.39%) DevOps Developer
14 42 (4.09%) Cloud Engineer
15 34 (3.31%) Delivery Manager
15 34 (3.31%) Scala Developer
16 33 (3.22%) Consultant
17 32 (3.12%) Cloud Architect
18 30 (2.92%) Senior Developer
19 28 (2.73%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (10.72%) Node.js
1 110 (10.72%) REST
2 103 (10.04%) .NET
2 103 (10.04%) HTML
3 94 (9.16%) AngularJS
4 91 (8.87%) Spring
5 83 (8.09%) CSS
5 83 (8.09%) Web Services
6 70 (6.82%) JSON
7 61 (5.95%) SOAP
8 60 (5.85%) HTML5
9 53 (5.17%) XML
10 46 (4.48%) RabbitMQ
11 44 (4.29%) J2EE
12 41 (4.00%) Spring Boot
13 39 (3.80%) Hibernate
14 33 (3.22%) jQuery
15 31 (3.02%) Play Framework
16 28 (2.73%) React
17 27 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
2 33 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.02%) User Experience
4 30 (2.92%) Computer Science
4 30 (2.92%) Data Centre
4 30 (2.92%) Public Cloud
5 23 (2.24%) Fat Client
5 23 (2.24%) Thin Client
6 21 (2.05%) Clustering
7 16 (1.56%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.27%) Fintech
10 12 (1.17%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.68%) Life Science
12 7 (0.68%) PKI
12 7 (0.68%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.58%) iPad
14 5 (0.49%) Cloud Native
14 5 (0.49%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 400 (38.99%) Linux
2 192 (18.71%) Windows
3 92 (8.97%) Unix
4 63 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (3.70%) CentOS
6 34 (3.31%) Windows Server
7 22 (2.14%) Ubuntu
8 20 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.56%) Android
10 9 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.68%) Debian
12 6 (0.58%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.49%) AIX
13 5 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.39%) Solaris
14 4 (0.39%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (53.12%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (28.46%) Continuous Integration
3 246 (23.98%) Scrum
4 221 (21.54%) Continuous Delivery
5 201 (19.59%) Test Automation
6 140 (13.65%) Configuration Management
7 123 (11.99%) TDD
8 119 (11.60%) Microservices
9 100 (9.75%) BDD
10 82 (7.99%) Kanban
11 80 (7.80%) Software Engineering
12 71 (6.92%) Open Source
13 69 (6.73%) User Stories
14 66 (6.43%) Release Management
15 61 (5.95%) Continuous Deployment
16 52 (5.07%) SDLC
17 48 (4.68%) ITIL
18 43 (4.19%) SOA
19 42 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
20 41 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 267 (26.02%) Java
2 154 (15.01%) Python
3 138 (13.45%) JavaScript
4 127 (12.38%) SQL
5 93 (9.06%) C#
5 93 (9.06%) Ruby
6 70 (6.82%) PowerShell
7 67 (6.53%) Perl
8 63 (6.14%) Bash Shell
9 44 (4.29%) Groovy
10 42 (4.09%) PHP
11 41 (4.00%) Scala
12 26 (2.53%) Shell Script
13 24 (2.34%) TypeScript
14 16 (1.56%) Go
15 12 (1.17%) C++
16 9 (0.88%) Haskell
17 8 (0.78%) F#
17 8 (0.78%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 92 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 86 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 52 (5.07%) Degree
4 11 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (0.88%) AWS Certification
6 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.58%) MCSE
7 6 (0.58%) PgMP
7 6 (0.58%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.49%) CCDP
8 5 (0.49%) CCNA
8 5 (0.49%) CCNP
8 5 (0.49%) CCSP
9 4 (0.39%) MCITP
9 4 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.29%) CISM
10 3 (0.29%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.36%) QA
2 16 (1.56%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.97%) GDPR
3 10 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.58%) SLA
5 5 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.39%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.19%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.097%) GCP
8 1 (0.097%) PMO
System Software
1 256 (24.95%) Docker
2 46 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 18 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
6 16 (1.56%) flannel
7 12 (1.17%) vSphere
8 11 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.58%) oVirt
10 6 (0.58%) RHEV
10 6 (0.58%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.49%) HDFS
12 3 (0.29%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.097%) Corosync
14 1 (0.097%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 256 (24.95%) Puppet
2 222 (21.64%) Ansible
3 161 (15.69%) Opscode Chef
4 110 (10.72%) Terraform
5 64 (6.24%) Kubernetes
6 35 (3.41%) Grafana
7 34 (3.31%) Kibana
8 28 (2.73%) Salt
9 18 (1.75%) SCCM
10 17 (1.66%) Prometheus
10 17 (1.66%) SCOM
11 14 (1.36%) Packer
12 10 (0.97%) HP ALM
13 8 (0.78%) logstash
13 8 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
13 8 (0.78%) SELinux
14 7 (0.68%) Nagios
15 6 (0.58%) BladeLogic
15 6 (0.58%) Galera Cluster
16 5 (0.49%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 118 (11.50%) Oracle
2 108 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 104 (10.14%) Red Hat
4 91 (8.87%) VMware
5 46 (4.48%) Google
6 43 (4.19%) IBM
7 32 (3.12%) webMethods
8 29 (2.83%) SAP
9 26 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
10 25 (2.44%) Splunk
11 19 (1.85%) Atlassian
12 18 (1.75%) Cisco
13 16 (1.56%) HP
14 14 (1.36%) CA
15 13 (1.27%) New Relic
16 11 (1.07%) SolarWinds
17 8 (0.78%) Citrix
17 8 (0.78%) Nimsoft
17 8 (0.78%) Software AG
17 8 (0.78%) Xamarin