Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 45 99
Rank change year-on-year +24 +54 +88
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1,157 643 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.91% 4.17% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.18% 5.04% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 439 294
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.80% +17.81%
10th Percentile £363 £336 £330
90th Percentile £600 £613 £625
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 1
South East median hourly rate £61.50 £67.89 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +39.98% +21.25%
10th Percentile £27.45 £50.10 £44.25
90th Percentile £67.25 £74.91 £52.75
England median hourly rate £55.00 £51.00 £48.50
% change year-on-year +7.84% +5.15% +7.78%

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 14,143 12,769 14,845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.45% 82.89% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,321 7,404 9,082
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £260 £250
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 507 579
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% -16.67% +25.29%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.06 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.90 £50.25 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -11.76% +8.51% +12.28%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +23 573 £500 - 85
Berkshire +14 245 £425 -10.53% 54
Surrey +19 220 £506 +17.67% 22
Hampshire +3 196 £485 +2.11% 41
Buckinghamshire +27 187 £463 -6.33% 9
Oxfordshire +15 142 £545 -0.91% 22
West Sussex +24 95 £500 +4.17% 4
East Sussex +17 20 £555 +38.75% 9
Kent +20 19 £525 -4.55% 4
Middlesex -5 10 £406 +16.00% 1
M4 Corridor - 9 - -
Home Counties +7 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £500 -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 608 (52.55%) Agile Software Development
2 440 (38.03%) Linux
3 422 (36.47%) Jenkins
4 403 (34.83%) Amazon AWS
5 337 (29.13%) Git (software)
6 331 (28.61%) Java
7 315 (27.23%) Continuous Integration
8 272 (23.51%) Docker
9 264 (22.82%) Ansible
10 253 (21.87%) Scrum
11 251 (21.69%) Puppet
12 225 (19.45%) Test Automation
13 219 (18.93%) Python
14 217 (18.76%) Windows
15 204 (17.63%) Continuous Delivery
16 189 (16.34%) Opscode Chef
17 184 (15.90%) Microsoft Azure
17 184 (15.90%) JIRA
18 170 (14.69%) Configuration Management
19 168 (14.52%) Terraform
20 155 (13.40%) JavaScript
20 155 (13.40%) Node.js
21 145 (12.53%) Oracle
21 145 (12.53%) Finance
21 145 (12.53%) Selenium
22 142 (12.27%) Microsoft
23 140 (12.10%) TDD
24 128 (11.06%) Ruby
25 125 (10.80%) REST
26 124 (10.72%) SQL

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
1 119 (10.29%) Confluence
2 58 (5.01%) WebLogic
3 51 (4.41%) OpenStack
4 50 (4.32%) Apache
5 45 (3.89%) JBoss
6 41 (3.54%) Cloud Foundry
7 39 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
8 35 (3.03%) Apache Spark
8 35 (3.03%) nginx
9 34 (2.94%) Tomcat
10 21 (1.82%) IIS
11 15 (1.30%) WebSphere
12 12 (1.04%) CMS
13 6 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.52%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.52%) Mule
13 6 (0.52%) SharePoint
13 6 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.35%) Jetty
Applications
1 27 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.78%) HipChat
4 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.26%) Simulink
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.35%) RMDS
4 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.086%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.086%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.086%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 403 (34.83%) Amazon AWS
2 184 (15.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (10.54%) OpenShift
4 111 (9.59%) PaaS
5 84 (7.26%) IaaS
6 62 (5.36%) Serverless
7 60 (5.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 59 (5.10%) AWS Lambda
9 55 (4.75%) Amazon EC2
10 51 (4.41%) GitHub
11 46 (3.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 44 (3.80%) Amazon S3
13 33 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
13 33 (2.85%) SaaS
14 27 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
15 15 (1.30%) Slack
16 12 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
16 12 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
16 12 (1.04%) npm
17 11 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.58%) Firewall
2 39 (3.37%) HTTP
3 38 (3.28%) TCP/IP
4 31 (2.68%) SSL
5 25 (2.16%) PuTTY
5 25 (2.16%) WinSCP
6 17 (1.47%) DNS
7 11 (0.95%) Internet
7 11 (0.95%) LAN
8 10 (0.86%) SAN
8 10 (0.86%) WAN
9 7 (0.61%) DHCP
9 7 (0.61%) Software-Defined Networking
10 5 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (0.43%) Network Security
10 5 (0.43%) VPN
11 4 (0.35%) BGP
11 4 (0.35%) MPLS
11 4 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (9.94%) MongoDB
2 112 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 75 (6.48%) Relational Database
4 69 (5.96%) Redis
5 68 (5.88%) MySQL
6 64 (5.53%) PostgreSQL
7 56 (4.84%) NoSQL
8 50 (4.32%) Oracle Database
9 45 (3.89%) Big Data
10 41 (3.54%) Hadoop
11 34 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
12 28 (2.42%) NuoDB
13 26 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
13 26 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
14 23 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
15 20 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
16 19 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 18 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
18 16 (1.38%) RDBMS
19 15 (1.30%) HBase
Development Applications
1 422 (36.47%) Jenkins
2 337 (29.13%) Git (software)
3 184 (15.90%) JIRA
4 145 (12.53%) Selenium
5 81 (7.00%) Cucumber
6 74 (6.40%) Sonatype Nexus
7 67 (5.79%) Bitbucket
7 67 (5.79%) Maven
8 61 (5.27%) Eclipse
9 57 (4.93%) Subversion
10 56 (4.84%) SonarQube
11 54 (4.67%) Ant
11 54 (4.67%) Artifactory
12 53 (4.58%) TeamCity
13 52 (4.49%) Vagrant
14 46 (3.98%) JUnit
14 46 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
15 44 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 40 (3.46%) Visual Studio
17 39 (3.37%) Gradle
General
1 145 (12.53%) Finance
2 63 (5.45%) Banking
3 40 (3.46%) Retail
4 32 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.64%) Publishing
6 10 (0.86%) Retail Banking
7 9 (0.78%) Back Office
8 8 (0.69%) Advertising
9 7 (0.61%) International Banking
10 6 (0.52%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.43%) Billing
11 5 (0.43%) Marketing
12 4 (0.35%) Automotive
12 4 (0.35%) Legal
13 1 (0.086%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.086%) Games
13 1 (0.086%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 437 (37.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 287 (24.81%) Developer
3 127 (10.98%) AWS DevOps
3 127 (10.98%) AWS Engineer
4 108 (9.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 96 (8.30%) Architect
6 88 (7.61%) Java Developer
7 62 (5.36%) Senior DevOps
8 61 (5.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 57 (4.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 55 (4.75%) DevOps Developer
11 54 (4.67%) Linux Engineer
12 49 (4.24%) Cloud Engineer
13 47 (4.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 37 (3.20%) Senior Developer
15 36 (3.11%) Angular Developer
15 36 (3.11%) Full Stack Developer
16 35 (3.03%) Software Engineer
17 33 (2.85%) Consultant
18 32 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (13.40%) Node.js
2 125 (10.80%) REST
3 121 (10.46%) .NET
4 116 (10.03%) AngularJS
5 115 (9.94%) Web Services
6 94 (8.12%) HTML
7 88 (7.61%) JSON
8 82 (7.09%) Spring
9 79 (6.83%) CSS
10 63 (5.45%) HTML5
11 62 (5.36%) SOAP
12 56 (4.84%) XML
13 49 (4.24%) React
14 46 (3.98%) jQuery
15 44 (3.80%) Spring Boot
16 41 (3.54%) Hibernate
17 40 (3.46%) J2EE
17 40 (3.46%) RabbitMQ
18 38 (3.28%) RESTful
19 37 (3.20%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 56 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 37 (3.20%) User Experience
5 34 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 31 (2.68%) Fat Client
6 31 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
6 31 (2.68%) Thin Client
7 26 (2.25%) Clustering
8 21 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.56%) iPad
10 17 (1.47%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.47%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.30%) Cloud Native
12 11 (0.95%) Management Information System
13 10 (0.86%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.78%) CMDB
14 9 (0.78%) Fintech
15 8 (0.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 440 (38.03%) Linux
2 217 (18.76%) Windows
3 105 (9.08%) Unix
4 89 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 49 (4.24%) Windows Server
6 46 (3.98%) CentOS
7 40 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (2.33%) Android
9 26 (2.25%) Ubuntu
10 16 (1.38%) Apple iOS
11 13 (1.12%) Debian
12 7 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.43%) AIX
13 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.35%) Solaris
14 4 (0.35%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.26%) DC/OS
16 2 (0.17%) SUSE
16 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 608 (52.55%) Agile Software Development
2 315 (27.23%) Continuous Integration
3 253 (21.87%) Scrum
4 225 (19.45%) Test Automation
5 204 (17.63%) Continuous Delivery
6 170 (14.69%) Configuration Management
7 140 (12.10%) TDD
8 123 (10.63%) BDD
9 115 (9.94%) Microservices
10 94 (8.12%) Kanban
10 94 (8.12%) Software Engineering
11 83 (7.17%) Open Source
12 70 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
13 67 (5.79%) Continuous Deployment
14 64 (5.53%) User Stories
15 62 (5.36%) Release Management
15 62 (5.36%) SDLC
16 61 (5.27%) ITIL
17 55 (4.75%) Deployment Automation
18 53 (4.58%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 331 (28.61%) Java
2 219 (18.93%) Python
3 155 (13.40%) JavaScript
4 128 (11.06%) Ruby
5 124 (10.72%) SQL
6 107 (9.25%) C#
7 93 (8.04%) PowerShell
8 87 (7.52%) Bash Shell
9 60 (5.19%) Groovy
10 58 (5.01%) Perl
11 41 (3.54%) Shell Script
12 40 (3.46%) Scala
13 35 (3.03%) TypeScript
14 33 (2.85%) PHP
15 28 (2.42%) Java 8
16 24 (2.07%) F#
17 15 (1.30%) C++
18 12 (1.04%) PL/SQL
19 11 (0.95%) C
19 11 (0.95%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 106 (9.16%) Security Cleared
2 101 (8.73%) SC Cleared
3 74 (6.40%) Degree
4 18 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
5 15 (1.30%) ISEB
5 15 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
5 15 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (1.12%) AWS Certification
6 13 (1.12%) PgMP
6 13 (1.12%) PMI Certification
7 12 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.52%) CCDP
9 6 (0.52%) CCNP
9 6 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.35%) JNCIS
11 4 (0.35%) MCSE
12 3 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.45%) QA
2 12 (1.04%) GDPR
2 12 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.78%) SLA
4 5 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.35%) NIST 800
6 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.086%) COBIT
7 1 (0.086%) GCP
7 1 (0.086%) PMO
System Software
1 272 (23.51%) Docker
2 45 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.16%) vSphere
4 21 (1.82%) Active Directory
5 18 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
6 15 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.04%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.78%) flannel
8 9 (0.78%) HDFS
9 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (0.61%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.17%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.17%) Corosync
11 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.086%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.086%) vCloud
12 1 (0.086%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.086%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 264 (22.82%) Ansible
2 251 (21.69%) Puppet
3 189 (16.34%) Opscode Chef
4 168 (14.52%) Terraform
5 103 (8.90%) Kubernetes
6 39 (3.37%) Packer
7 35 (3.03%) Salt
8 31 (2.68%) Kibana
9 29 (2.51%) HP ALM
10 26 (2.25%) Grafana
11 22 (1.90%) SCCM
12 15 (1.30%) Automic
13 14 (1.21%) SCOM
14 12 (1.04%) Prometheus
14 12 (1.04%) vCenter Server
15 10 (0.86%) SELinux
16 8 (0.69%) logstash
17 7 (0.61%) vRealize
18 6 (0.52%) BladeLogic
19 5 (0.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 145 (12.53%) Oracle
2 142 (12.27%) Microsoft
3 108 (9.33%) Red Hat
4 99 (8.56%) VMware
5 54 (4.67%) IBM
6 46 (3.98%) SAP
7 39 (3.37%) Google
7 39 (3.37%) webMethods
8 31 (2.68%) HP
8 31 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (2.33%) Splunk
10 26 (2.25%) Atlassian
11 25 (2.16%) Cisco
12 23 (1.99%) New Relic
13 22 (1.90%) Software AG
14 15 (1.30%) CA
14 15 (1.30%) PagerDuty
15 11 (0.95%) SolarWinds
16 10 (0.86%) Adobe
16 10 (0.86%) EMC