Period
to 23 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 31 37
Rank change year-on-year +19 +6 +24
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1,327 1,047 833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.27% 6.44% 5.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.68% 7.44% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 667 524
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £385 £363 £338
90th Percentile £647 £610 £588
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 6
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £43.75 £57.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -23.25% +3.64%
10th Percentile £38.73 £18.20 £39.50
90th Percentile £73.75 £60.75 £59.85
England median hourly rate £46.15 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -7.70% +11.11% -18.18%

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 12,425 14,064 13,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.83% 86.53% 84.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,392 8,458 8,213
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +4.22% +3.75%
10th Percentile £275 £278 £258
90th Percentile £610 £588 £569
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 511 469
South East median hourly rate £31.42 £25.01 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.66% +19.07% -6.67%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £65.00 £51.00 £50.03
England median hourly rate £24.70 £20.80 £23.14
% change year-on-year +18.75% -10.13% +1.34%

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 +18 598 £500 +2.56% 156
Berkshire +14 398 £525 +10.53% 93
Surrey +36 296 £525 +2.44% 76
Hampshire +3 290 £475 -3.06% 52
Buckinghamshire +3 112 £465 +0.54% 20
Oxfordshire +21 89 £475 -9.52% 43
West Sussex -22 53 £525 +1.94% 15
East Sussex +26 49 £525 +5.00% 12
Kent +24 30 £450 +12.50% 24
Middlesex +12 11 £610 +35.56% 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 674 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
2 636 (47.93%) Azure
3 367 (27.66%) AWS
4 340 (25.62%) Docker
5 314 (23.66%) Linux
6 290 (21.85%) SQL
6 290 (21.85%) Ansible
7 285 (21.48%) Jenkins
8 268 (20.20%) Microsoft
9 263 (19.82%) Kubernetes
10 259 (19.52%) Python
11 245 (18.46%) Java
12 240 (18.09%) Scrum
13 236 (17.78%) Git (software)
14 217 (16.35%) Windows
15 213 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
16 194 (14.62%) PowerShell
17 189 (14.24%) Test Automation
18 178 (13.41%) Finance
19 177 (13.34%) C#
20 176 (13.26%) Terraform
21 175 (13.19%) .NET
22 164 (12.36%) JavaScript
22 164 (12.36%) Oracle
23 163 (12.28%) PaaS
24 156 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
25 143 (10.78%) JIRA
26 139 (10.47%) Configuration Management
27 133 (10.02%) Security Cleared
28 128 (9.65%) Analytics

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 66 (4.97%) Confluence
2 44 (3.32%) Apache
3 37 (2.79%) OpenStack
4 36 (2.71%) Tomcat
5 32 (2.41%) Apache Spark
6 27 (2.03%) WebSphere
7 23 (1.73%) Cloud Foundry
7 23 (1.73%) IIS
8 22 (1.66%) JBoss
9 20 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (1.51%) nginx
9 20 (1.51%) WebLogic
10 16 (1.21%) SharePoint
11 13 (0.98%) CMS
12 10 (0.75%) Skype for Business
13 9 (0.68%) Drupal
14 7 (0.53%) Apache Pig
15 6 (0.45%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.45%) ArcGIS
16 5 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.75%) Eloqua
3 9 (0.68%) Sonata
4 8 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.23%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.23%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.15%) SAP MDG
9 1 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.075%) HFM
9 1 (0.075%) Magento
9 1 (0.075%) Primavera
9 1 (0.075%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.075%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.075%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 636 (47.93%) Azure
2 367 (27.66%) AWS
3 163 (12.28%) PaaS
4 122 (9.19%) IaaS
5 104 (7.84%) GCP
6 98 (7.39%) OpenShift
7 95 (7.16%) SaaS
8 81 (6.10%) GitHub
9 75 (5.65%) Power Platform
10 70 (5.28%) Serverless
11 45 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
12 40 (3.01%) AWS CloudFormation
13 33 (2.49%) Office 365
14 26 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
15 23 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
16 22 (1.66%) Azure Data Factory
16 22 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
17 21 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
18 20 (1.51%) Amazon S3
18 20 (1.51%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.99%) DNS
2 29 (2.19%) HTTP
3 27 (2.03%) TCP/IP
4 23 (1.73%) Firewall
5 22 (1.66%) SSL
6 20 (1.51%) WAN
7 17 (1.28%) DSL
8 16 (1.21%) Internet
8 16 (1.21%) Skype
9 14 (1.06%) LAN
10 11 (0.83%) Wireshark
11 10 (0.75%) VPN
12 8 (0.60%) Network Security
12 8 (0.60%) SSH
13 7 (0.53%) FTP
14 6 (0.45%) Cisco IPT
14 6 (0.45%) PABX
14 6 (0.45%) Unified Communications
15 5 (0.38%) DHCP
15 5 (0.38%) IKE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 91 (6.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 75 (5.65%) Data Lake
4 72 (5.43%) Power BI
5 66 (4.97%) Big Data
6 53 (3.99%) Azure SQL Database
7 49 (3.69%) NoSQL
8 48 (3.62%) Relational Database
9 42 (3.17%) Oracle Database
10 39 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
11 38 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
12 37 (2.79%) MongoDB
12 37 (2.79%) MySQL
13 32 (2.41%) Cosmos DB
14 24 (1.81%) Hadoop
15 23 (1.73%) HDInsight
16 21 (1.58%) SSDT
17 20 (1.51%) RDBMS
18 19 (1.43%) Data Mart
19 15 (1.13%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 285 (21.48%) Jenkins
2 236 (17.78%) Git (software)
3 156 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
4 143 (10.78%) JIRA
5 104 (7.84%) Visual Studio
6 76 (5.73%) Selenium
7 60 (4.52%) TeamCity
8 59 (4.45%) Cucumber
9 49 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 40 (3.01%) Maven
11 35 (2.64%) GitLab
12 34 (2.56%) JUnit
13 32 (2.41%) Sonatype Nexus
14 29 (2.19%) Octopus Deploy
14 29 (2.19%) Subversion
15 26 (1.96%) Bitbucket
16 25 (1.88%) SonarQube
17 24 (1.81%) Gradle
18 21 (1.58%) Eclipse
19 18 (1.36%) SpecFlow
General
1 178 (13.41%) Finance
2 57 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 46 (3.47%) Banking
4 29 (2.19%) Retail
5 20 (1.51%) Public Sector
6 15 (1.13%) Legal
7 13 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 13 (0.98%) Marketing
8 12 (0.90%) Billing
9 7 (0.53%) Law
10 6 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.30%) Automotive
11 4 (0.30%) Games
12 3 (0.23%) Electronics
12 3 (0.23%) Military
12 3 (0.23%) Publishing
13 2 (0.15%) Advertising
13 2 (0.15%) Back Office
13 2 (0.15%) Front Office
13 2 (0.15%) Police
Job Titles
1 364 (27.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 259 (19.52%) Developer
3 126 (9.50%) Azure Engineer
4 123 (9.27%) Architect
5 120 (9.04%) Azure DevOps
6 96 (7.23%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 75 (5.65%) Cloud Engineer
8 67 (5.05%) AWS Engineer
9 66 (4.97%) AWS DevOps
10 63 (4.75%) Consultant
11 56 (4.22%) Analyst
11 56 (4.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 52 (3.92%) Senior DevOps
13 50 (3.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 40 (3.01%) Java Developer
15 39 (2.94%) Software Engineer
16 38 (2.86%) .NET Developer
16 38 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
16 38 (2.86%) Lead DevOps
17 37 (2.79%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (13.19%) .NET
2 119 (8.97%) Node.js
3 101 (7.61%) Web Services
4 99 (7.46%) REST
5 98 (7.39%) AngularJS
6 66 (4.97%) HTML
6 66 (4.97%) Spring
7 64 (4.82%) .NET Core
8 63 (4.75%) .NET Framework
8 63 (4.75%) RESTful
9 56 (4.22%) SOAP
10 55 (4.14%) CSS
11 54 (4.07%) JSON
12 50 (3.77%) XML
13 40 (3.01%) Kafka
13 40 (3.01%) React
14 36 (2.71%) ASP.NET
15 34 (2.56%) Spring Boot
16 30 (2.26%) HTML5
16 30 (2.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 97 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (5.05%) Public Cloud
3 38 (2.86%) Private Cloud
4 37 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 36 (2.71%) Data Centre
6 31 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (2.19%) Cloud Native
8 26 (1.96%) User Experience
9 24 (1.81%) Virtual Team
10 22 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
11 19 (1.43%) Clustering
12 18 (1.36%) Algorithms
13 15 (1.13%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (1.13%) Life Science
14 14 (1.06%) Mainframe
15 13 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
16 12 (0.90%) Mobile App
17 11 (0.83%) Replication
18 10 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 314 (23.66%) Linux
2 217 (16.35%) Windows
3 60 (4.52%) Unix
4 55 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (3.62%) Windows Server
6 28 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.28%) Windows 10
8 15 (1.13%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.98%) VMS
10 12 (0.90%) Apple iOS
11 11 (0.83%) CentOS
12 10 (0.75%) Android
13 8 (0.60%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.45%) AIX
15 4 (0.30%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.30%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.23%) Solaris
17 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
18 1 (0.075%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 674 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (18.09%) Scrum
3 213 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
4 189 (14.24%) Test Automation
5 139 (10.47%) Configuration Management
6 128 (9.65%) Analytics
7 124 (9.34%) Microservices
8 123 (9.27%) Continuous Delivery
9 122 (9.19%) Infrastructure as Code
10 106 (7.99%) Business Intelligence
11 101 (7.61%) Migration
12 98 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
13 95 (7.16%) TDD
14 94 (7.08%) Software Engineering
15 88 (6.63%) Computer Science
16 87 (6.56%) Kanban
17 78 (5.88%) ITIL
18 64 (4.82%) BDD
19 61 (4.60%) Data Modelling
20 58 (4.37%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 290 (21.85%) SQL
2 259 (19.52%) Python
3 245 (18.46%) Java
4 194 (14.62%) PowerShell
5 177 (13.34%) C#
6 164 (12.36%) JavaScript
7 106 (7.99%) Bash Shell
8 65 (4.90%) Ruby
9 39 (2.94%) Perl
10 33 (2.49%) Groovy
10 33 (2.49%) TypeScript
11 30 (2.26%) Shell Script
12 29 (2.19%) Scala
13 27 (2.03%) PL/SQL
14 25 (1.88%) T-SQL
15 24 (1.81%) PHP
16 23 (1.73%) Go
17 22 (1.66%) C++
18 21 (1.58%) C
18 21 (1.58%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 133 (10.02%) Security Cleared
2 110 (8.29%) SC Cleared
3 83 (6.25%) Degree
4 31 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 9 (0.68%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
7 8 (0.60%) CISSP
8 7 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.38%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.38%) ISEB
9 5 (0.38%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.38%) SSCP
10 4 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.30%) HNC
10 4 (0.30%) MCSE
10 4 (0.30%) PMP
11 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.73%) QA
2 29 (2.19%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.28%) GDPR
4 16 (1.21%) SLA
5 9 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.23%) NCSC
8 3 (0.23%) PMO
9 1 (0.075%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.075%) HL7
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 340 (25.62%) Docker
2 112 (8.44%) Active Directory
3 43 (3.24%) Virtual Machines
3 43 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.13%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.83%) vSphere
6 9 (0.68%) LXC
7 8 (0.60%) HDFS
7 8 (0.60%) vCloud
8 7 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.45%) RACF
10 5 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.23%) XenApp
12 2 (0.15%) KVM
12 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.075%) RHEV
13 1 (0.075%) zsh
Systems Management
1 290 (21.85%) Ansible
2 263 (19.82%) Kubernetes
3 176 (13.26%) Terraform
4 120 (9.04%) Puppet
5 105 (7.91%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (1.66%) Kibana
7 21 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (1.13%) Grafana
9 14 (1.06%) Packer
10 8 (0.60%) logstash
10 8 (0.60%) MIIS
10 8 (0.60%) Nagios
10 8 (0.60%) SCCM
11 7 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (0.53%) Salt
12 6 (0.45%) Oozie
13 5 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (0.38%) Graphite
13 5 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
13 5 (0.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 268 (20.20%) Microsoft
2 164 (12.36%) Oracle
3 74 (5.58%) Google
4 72 (5.43%) Red Hat
4 72 (5.43%) VMware
5 40 (3.01%) Cisco
6 38 (2.86%) Databricks
7 36 (2.71%) IBM
8 31 (2.34%) SAP
9 28 (2.11%) Atlassian
10 23 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (1.43%) New Relic
11 19 (1.43%) Splunk
12 18 (1.36%) Dell
12 18 (1.36%) Remedy
13 17 (1.28%) EMC
14 16 (1.21%) NetApp
15 15 (1.13%) webMethods
16 13 (0.98%) BEA
16 13 (0.98%) Informatica