Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 May 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 West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 46 106
Rank change year-on-year +26 +60 -1
Contract jobs citing DevOps 350 215 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.87% 4.15% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.39% 4.97% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 141 78
South West median daily rate £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% -5.56%
10th Percentile £400 £360 £334
90th Percentile £663 £613 £529
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £61.00 £51.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +19.61% -2.86% +16.67%

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,171 4,324 4,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.85% 83.43% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,511 2,815 3,253
South West median daily rate £405 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £253
90th Percentile £563 £550 £534
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 219 261
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.52% -1.25% +22.93%
10th Percentile £11.18 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% +9.52%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the South West

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in the South West

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in the South West over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in the South West

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
Bristol +32 98 £488 +8.33% 30
Wiltshire +21 84 £588 +17.50% 6
Gloucestershire +36 54 £418 -7.22% 15
Somerset +6 45 £490 +8.89% 8
Devon +12 34 £500 -9.09% 5
Dorset +4 18 £438 +2.94% 7
Cornwall -7 2 £550 +37.33% 8
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 West region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 192 (54.86%) Amazon AWS
2 189 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (40.57%) Linux
4 137 (39.14%) Docker
5 131 (37.43%) Ansible
6 130 (37.14%) Jenkins
7 94 (26.86%) Java
8 91 (26.00%) Python
9 89 (25.43%) Puppet
9 89 (25.43%) Continuous Integration
10 80 (22.86%) Kubernetes
11 71 (20.29%) Security Cleared
12 70 (20.00%) Git (software)
13 65 (18.57%) .NET
14 64 (18.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 62 (17.71%) JIRA
16 57 (16.29%) Scrum
17 54 (15.43%) Configuration Management
18 53 (15.14%) C#
19 50 (14.29%) Confluence
20 49 (14.00%) SQL Server
20 49 (14.00%) Windows
20 49 (14.00%) Finance
21 47 (13.43%) Opscode Chef
21 47 (13.43%) Terraform
22 45 (12.86%) Open Source
23 42 (12.00%) Test Automation
23 42 (12.00%) Microservices
23 42 (12.00%) Ruby
23 42 (12.00%) E-Commerce

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 50 (14.29%) Confluence
2 16 (4.57%) Apache Spark
3 15 (4.29%) Tomcat
4 14 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 12 (3.43%) nginx
5 12 (3.43%) SAS
6 10 (2.86%) JBoss
7 8 (2.29%) Apache Pig
7 8 (2.29%) OpenStack
8 7 (2.00%) CMS
9 6 (1.71%) Apache
9 6 (1.71%) ArcGIS
9 6 (1.71%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.43%) IIS
10 5 (1.43%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.14%) Mule
12 3 (0.86%) CloudStack
12 3 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.57%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.29%) InVision
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.29%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 192 (54.86%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (18.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (8.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 24 (6.86%) Serverless
5 19 (5.43%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (5.43%) OpenShift
6 18 (5.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 17 (4.86%) IaaS
8 16 (4.57%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (4.29%) AWS Lambda
10 14 (4.00%) Amazon S3
10 14 (4.00%) PaaS
11 10 (2.86%) GitHub
12 8 (2.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (2.29%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (2.29%) Route 53
12 8 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (1.43%) Sauce Labs
15 4 (1.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.14%) Firewall
2 13 (3.71%) Network Security
3 12 (3.43%) Kerberos
4 6 (1.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.43%) DNS
5 5 (1.43%) HTTP
5 5 (1.43%) SMS
6 4 (1.14%) SSL
7 2 (0.57%) SSH
7 2 (0.57%) VLAN
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.29%) DHCP
8 1 (0.29%) FTP
8 1 (0.29%) Internet
8 1 (0.29%) IPsec
8 1 (0.29%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.14%) Hadoop
3 24 (6.86%) Big Data
4 18 (5.14%) Apache Hive
5 16 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.14%) Amazon Redshift
7 10 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (2.86%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 10 (2.86%) SAS EBI
8 7 (2.00%) GIS
8 7 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.71%) HBase
9 6 (1.71%) MySQL
10 3 (0.86%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.86%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.86%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.57%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 130 (37.14%) Jenkins
2 70 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 62 (17.71%) JIRA
4 32 (9.14%) Maven
5 24 (6.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 23 (6.57%) Selenium
7 20 (5.71%) Artifactory
8 19 (5.43%) Ant
8 19 (5.43%) Bitbucket
8 19 (5.43%) Vagrant
9 18 (5.14%) Sonatype Nexus
10 17 (4.86%) JUnit
11 16 (4.57%) TeamCity
12 15 (4.29%) Gradle
13 13 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (3.43%) Travis CI
15 10 (2.86%) JMeter
15 10 (2.86%) SonarQube
16 9 (2.57%) Cucumber
16 9 (2.57%) EasyMock
General
1 49 (14.00%) Finance
2 15 (4.29%) Banking
3 14 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.71%) Back Office
4 6 (1.71%) Military
5 5 (1.43%) Retail
6 4 (1.14%) Electronics
6 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.14%) Marketing
7 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.57%) Front Office
8 2 (0.57%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (44.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 54 (15.43%) AWS Engineer
3 41 (11.71%) Architect
4 39 (11.14%) Developer
5 38 (10.86%) AWS DevOps
6 35 (10.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 32 (9.14%) .NET Architect
8 18 (5.14%) Cloud Engineer
8 18 (5.14%) Consultant
9 16 (4.57%) Administrator
9 16 (4.57%) Senior DevOps
10 15 (4.29%) Operations Engineer
10 15 (4.29%) Technical Architect
11 13 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (3.71%) Java Developer
11 13 (3.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 13 (3.71%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (3.43%) Azure DevOps
12 12 (3.43%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 11 (3.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (18.57%) .NET
2 38 (10.86%) Web Services
3 36 (10.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 35 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 31 (8.86%) .NET Framework
6 30 (8.57%) .NET Core
7 19 (5.43%) REST
8 18 (5.14%) Spring
9 15 (4.29%) AngularJS
10 13 (3.71%) CSS
10 13 (3.71%) HTML
11 12 (3.43%) Elastic Stack
11 12 (3.43%) Node.js
12 11 (3.14%) LDAP
13 10 (2.86%) React
14 9 (2.57%) EJB
14 9 (2.57%) JSF
14 9 (2.57%) Struts
15 8 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (2.29%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.14%) iPad
2 11 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (2.86%) Wiki
4 9 (2.57%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (2.29%) User Experience
6 7 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.71%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.71%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.43%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.43%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.14%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.14%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.86%) NHS
10 3 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.57%) Blog
11 2 (0.57%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.57%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 142 (40.57%) Linux
2 49 (14.00%) Windows
3 34 (9.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (9.14%) Unix
5 26 (7.43%) CentOS
6 13 (3.71%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.71%) VMS
9 4 (1.14%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.57%) Debian
10 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.29%) AIX
11 1 (0.29%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.29%) Solaris
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (25.43%) Continuous Integration
3 57 (16.29%) Scrum
4 54 (15.43%) Configuration Management
5 45 (12.86%) Open Source
6 42 (12.00%) E-Commerce
6 42 (12.00%) Microservices
6 42 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 41 (11.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 37 (10.57%) Continuous Delivery
9 29 (8.29%) Integration Testing
9 29 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (7.43%) Mentoring
10 26 (7.43%) OO
11 25 (7.14%) Migration
12 24 (6.86%) TDD
13 23 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (6.57%) Web Development
14 19 (5.43%) ITIL
15 18 (5.14%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 94 (26.86%) Java
2 91 (26.00%) Python
3 53 (15.14%) C#
4 42 (12.00%) Ruby
5 41 (11.71%) Groovy
6 35 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 25 (7.14%) Shell Script
8 21 (6.00%) JavaScript
8 21 (6.00%) PowerShell
9 14 (4.00%) Java 8
9 14 (4.00%) SQL
10 7 (2.00%) Perl
10 7 (2.00%) PHP
11 6 (1.71%) Dart
11 6 (1.71%) Scala
12 5 (1.43%) C
13 4 (1.14%) Korn
14 3 (0.86%) C++
14 3 (0.86%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (20.29%) Security Cleared
2 41 (11.71%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.00%) AWS Certification
4 15 (4.29%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.71%) APMP
5 6 (1.71%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (1.71%) CISSP
5 6 (1.71%) CLAS
6 4 (1.14%) Degree
7 2 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.29%) HND
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.29%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.00%) QA
2 9 (2.57%) GCP
3 6 (1.71%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.71%) RMADS
4 4 (1.14%) SLA
5 3 (0.86%) GDPR
5 3 (0.86%) PMO
6 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 137 (39.14%) Docker
2 16 (4.57%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.71%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.14%) HDFS
6 3 (0.86%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.57%) Ceph
8 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 131 (37.43%) Ansible
2 89 (25.43%) Puppet
3 80 (22.86%) Kubernetes
4 47 (13.43%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (13.43%) Terraform
5 11 (3.14%) Nagios
5 11 (3.14%) Packer
6 8 (2.29%) Oozie
7 7 (2.00%) Salt
8 5 (1.43%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.86%) Rancher
10 3 (0.86%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.86%) SELinux
11 2 (0.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.57%) Grafana
11 2 (0.57%) Opsview
12 1 (0.29%) Consul
12 1 (0.29%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 38 (10.86%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.71%) Red Hat
3 28 (8.00%) Atlassian
4 17 (4.86%) MuleSoft
4 17 (4.86%) VMware
5 16 (4.57%) SAP
6 15 (4.29%) Google
7 14 (4.00%) Oracle
8 10 (2.86%) Tableau
9 9 (2.57%) Cloudera
10 8 (2.29%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.71%) Citrix
11 6 (1.71%) ESRI
11 6 (1.71%) MKS
12 5 (1.43%) Guidewire
12 5 (1.43%) hybris
13 3 (0.86%) AppDynamics
13 3 (0.86%) SaltStack
13 3 (0.86%) Splunk
14 2 (0.57%) CA Agile Central