Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 14 23
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 +8
Contract jobs citing DevOps 483 1,010 1,198
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 11.40% 8.61% 7.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.11% 10.13% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 707 782
Median daily rate £475 £513 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.32% - +2.50%
10th Percentile £303 £381 £374
90th Percentile £638 £660 £650
England median daily rate £500 £550 £530
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.77% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +13.71% -20.05%
10th Percentile £20.82 £16.00 £26.65
90th Percentile £59.31 £75.75 £60.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £72.50 £51.25
% change year-on-year -37.93% +41.46% +3.54%

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 3,684 9,968 13,992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.93% 84.99% 87.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,259 6,104 8,491
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £260 £256 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £596
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 429 451
Median hourly rate £27.00 £23.25 £26.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -11.98% +24.31%
10th Percentile £10.25 £13.05 £11.85
90th Percentile £58.00 £57.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £26.88 £21.00 £21.76
% change year-on-year +28.01% -3.49% -1.09%

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 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021. 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
Hampshire +11 205 £460 -12.38% 52
Thames Valley -3 150 £475 -5.00% 97
Berkshire 0 107 £500 - 59
Surrey 0 52 £506 -3.57% 33
Buckinghamshire +13 33 £300 -39.24% 14
West Sussex -9 28 £522 -0.57% 13
East Sussex +13 20 £525 -4.55% 13
Oxfordshire -5 10 £515 +3.00% 24
Kent +16 5 £375 -16.67% 19
Middlesex +3 1 £225 - 2
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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.

1 254 (52.59%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (41.41%) Azure
3 127 (26.29%) Security Cleared
4 119 (24.64%) Linux
5 115 (23.81%) Windows
6 110 (22.77%) Kubernetes
6 110 (22.77%) Terraform
7 102 (21.12%) Docker
8 96 (19.88%) SC Cleared
9 92 (19.05%) AWS
10 91 (18.84%) Ansible
11 87 (18.01%) Microsoft
12 86 (17.81%) SQL
13 81 (16.77%) Active Directory
13 81 (16.77%) Scrum
13 81 (16.77%) PowerShell
14 78 (16.15%) JIRA
15 77 (15.94%) Java
16 76 (15.73%) VMware
17 71 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
18 70 (14.49%) Python
18 70 (14.49%) Jenkins
19 67 (13.87%) C#
20 64 (13.25%) Test Automation
21 62 (12.84%) Git (software)
22 61 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
23 59 (12.22%) Infrastructure as Code
24 58 (12.01%) .NET
25 57 (11.80%) Bash Shell
26 52 (10.77%) Firewall

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 35 (7.25%) Confluence
2 25 (5.18%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.52%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.66%) Apache
4 8 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.45%) ArcGIS
5 7 (1.45%) IIS
6 5 (1.04%) nginx
7 4 (0.83%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.83%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.62%) CMS
8 3 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.62%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.41%) Apache Synapse
9 2 (0.41%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.21%) DNN
10 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 35 (7.25%) MS Visio
2 33 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.21%) InVision
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.21%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 9 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.04%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.62%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.62%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.62%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 200 (41.41%) Azure
2 92 (19.05%) AWS
3 34 (7.04%) PaaS
3 34 (7.04%) Serverless
4 32 (6.63%) GitHub
4 32 (6.63%) IaaS
5 29 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (4.35%) Amazon ECS
7 20 (4.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 20 (4.14%) Office 365
8 19 (3.93%) GCP
9 17 (3.52%) AWS Lambda
9 17 (3.52%) SaaS
10 14 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (2.69%) Power Platform
12 12 (2.48%) Amazon EKS
13 11 (2.28%) Azure Functions
14 9 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (1.86%) AWS Fargate
15 7 (1.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 52 (10.77%) Firewall
2 27 (5.59%) VLAN
3 24 (4.97%) WAN
4 21 (4.35%) DNS
5 19 (3.93%) VSAN
6 13 (2.69%) LAN
7 12 (2.48%) DHCP
7 12 (2.48%) SNMP
7 12 (2.48%) VPN
8 10 (2.07%) Ethernet
8 10 (2.07%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (1.86%) Reverse Proxy
10 8 (1.66%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (1.66%) IPsec
10 8 (1.66%) POP3
10 8 (1.66%) SMTP
11 5 (1.04%) Network Security
11 5 (1.04%) SSL
12 4 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.11%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (2.90%) Cosmos DB
3 14 (2.90%) Hadoop
4 12 (2.48%) Data Lake
5 11 (2.28%) Power BI
5 11 (2.28%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.07%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.86%) HBase
8 8 (1.66%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.45%) Big Data
9 7 (1.45%) Redis
10 6 (1.24%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.04%) MySQL
12 4 (0.83%) GIS
12 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.62%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 78 (16.15%) JIRA
2 70 (14.49%) Jenkins
3 62 (12.84%) Git (software)
4 35 (7.25%) GitLab
5 27 (5.59%) Selenium
6 22 (4.55%) Bitbucket
7 20 (4.14%) Visual Studio
8 16 (3.31%) JMeter
9 15 (3.11%) TeamCity
10 14 (2.90%) Cucumber
11 11 (2.28%) Postman
11 11 (2.28%) ReSharper
11 11 (2.28%) SonarQube
12 10 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (1.86%) SoapUI
13 9 (1.86%) SpecFlow
14 7 (1.45%) Android Studio
15 6 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 38 (7.87%) Telecoms
2 35 (7.25%) Finance
3 30 (6.21%) Public Sector
4 12 (2.48%) Marketing
5 9 (1.86%) Automotive
6 7 (1.45%) Retail
7 6 (1.24%) Publishing
8 4 (0.83%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.83%) Electronics
8 4 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.62%) Banking
9 3 (0.62%) German Language
9 3 (0.62%) Legal
9 3 (0.62%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.41%) Back Office
10 2 (0.41%) Billing
10 2 (0.41%) Front Office
10 2 (0.41%) Games
10 2 (0.41%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 108 (22.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 102 (21.12%) Developer
3 59 (12.22%) Architect
4 39 (8.07%) Azure Engineer
5 28 (5.80%) Azure DevOps
6 25 (5.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 24 (4.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 24 (4.97%) Cloud Engineer
8 21 (4.35%) .NET Developer
9 19 (3.93%) AWS Engineer
9 19 (3.93%) Java Developer
10 18 (3.73%) AWS DevOps
10 18 (3.73%) Linux Engineer
11 16 (3.31%) Analyst
11 16 (3.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 14 (2.90%) Senior Developer
12 14 (2.90%) Test Engineer
13 13 (2.69%) Consultant
13 13 (2.69%) Lead DevOps
13 13 (2.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (12.01%) .NET
2 36 (7.45%) RESTful
3 35 (7.25%) REST
4 30 (6.21%) Web Services
5 27 (5.59%) .NET Framework
6 24 (4.97%) React
7 23 (4.76%) .NET Core
8 22 (4.55%) CSS
9 21 (4.35%) JSON
10 20 (4.14%) HTML
11 19 (3.93%) J2EE
12 18 (3.73%) Node.js
13 17 (3.52%) ASP.NET
13 17 (3.52%) Spring Boot
14 16 (3.31%) SOAP
15 15 (3.11%) Kafka
15 15 (3.11%) Spring
15 15 (3.11%) Swagger
16 12 (2.48%) AngularJS
16 12 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 20 (4.14%) Cloud Native
5 14 (2.90%) Private Cloud
6 12 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.28%) Data Structures
8 10 (2.07%) Enterprise Cloud
9 9 (1.86%) NHS
9 9 (1.86%) User Experience
10 8 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.45%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.45%) PKI
12 5 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.04%) Replication
13 4 (0.83%) Digital Signage
13 4 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 119 (24.64%) Linux
2 115 (23.81%) Windows
3 42 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 29 (6.00%) CentOS
5 26 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (5.38%) Ubuntu
6 18 (3.73%) Unix
7 14 (2.90%) Windows 10
8 13 (2.69%) Android
9 10 (2.07%) Apple iOS
9 10 (2.07%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (1.04%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.21%) MVS
12 1 (0.21%) VMS
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (52.59%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (16.77%) Scrum
3 71 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (13.25%) Test Automation
5 59 (12.22%) Infrastructure as Code
6 52 (10.77%) Migration
7 50 (10.35%) Microservices
8 44 (9.11%) Configuration Management
9 42 (8.70%) ITIL
10 39 (8.07%) Software Engineering
11 34 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 30 (6.21%) Problem Management
12 30 (6.21%) Project Delivery
13 29 (6.00%) Test Strategy
14 27 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (5.59%) Converged Infrastructure
15 26 (5.38%) Analytics
16 24 (4.97%) Continuous Delivery
16 24 (4.97%) Data Modelling
16 24 (4.97%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (17.81%) SQL
2 81 (16.77%) PowerShell
3 77 (15.94%) Java
4 70 (14.49%) Python
5 67 (13.87%) C#
6 57 (11.80%) Bash Shell
7 33 (6.83%) JavaScript
8 18 (3.73%) PL/SQL
9 14 (2.90%) Scala
10 13 (2.69%) C++
11 11 (2.28%) Go
12 10 (2.07%) TypeScript
13 9 (1.86%) Java 8
14 6 (1.24%) Perl
14 6 (1.24%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.04%) Kotlin
15 5 (1.04%) Ruby
15 5 (1.04%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.62%) Korn
16 3 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 127 (26.29%) Security Cleared
2 96 (19.88%) SC Cleared
3 36 (7.45%) DV Cleared
4 22 (4.55%) Degree
5 19 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.86%) CCNA
6 9 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.86%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.66%) AWS Certification
7 8 (1.66%) CCNP
8 7 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.24%) EXIN
10 5 (1.04%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.83%) CISSP
11 4 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.83%) MCSE
11 4 (0.83%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.62%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.25%) SLA
2 14 (2.90%) NIST
3 12 (2.48%) QA
4 9 (1.86%) PMO
5 8 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.66%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.45%) COBIT
6 7 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.04%) Data Quality
7 5 (1.04%) GDPR
8 4 (0.83%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.62%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.62%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.62%) ISO 31000
9 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.21%) HL7
10 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.21%) NIST 800
System Software
1 102 (21.12%) Docker
2 81 (16.77%) Active Directory
3 61 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (5.59%) VMware NSX
5 22 (4.55%) Hyper-V
6 21 (4.35%) vSphere
7 12 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.07%) HDFS
9 7 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.21%) Firmware
10 1 (0.21%) iptables
10 1 (0.21%) vCloud
10 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 110 (22.77%) Kubernetes
1 110 (22.77%) Terraform
2 91 (18.84%) Ansible
3 39 (8.07%) Puppet
4 28 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (4.14%) vCenter Server
6 16 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (3.31%) vRealize
7 14 (2.90%) Packer
8 8 (1.66%) Prometheus
9 7 (1.45%) Grafana
10 6 (1.24%) Istio
10 6 (1.24%) ZABBIX
11 5 (1.04%) CFEngine
11 5 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.83%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.83%) SCCM
13 3 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.62%) Nessus
13 3 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 87 (18.01%) Microsoft
2 76 (15.73%) VMware
3 45 (9.32%) Cisco
4 36 (7.45%) Oracle
5 32 (6.63%) Dell
6 26 (5.38%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (4.55%) SAP
8 16 (3.31%) MuleSoft
9 15 (3.11%) Atlassian
9 15 (3.11%) EMC
10 13 (2.69%) BEA
10 13 (2.69%) Red Hat
10 13 (2.69%) webMethods
11 10 (2.07%) Veeam
12 9 (1.86%) Apple
12 9 (1.86%) Juniper
13 8 (1.66%) Fortinet
13 8 (1.66%) IBM
14 7 (1.45%) Splunk
15 6 (1.24%) HP