Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 14 32
Rank change year-on-year -1 +18 +6
Contract jobs citing DevOps 184 627 380
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 9.32% 9.80% 6.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.06% 11.47% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 463 270
Median daily rate £475 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £395 £369
90th Percentile £650 £694 £600
England median daily rate £520 £538 £525
% change year-on-year -3.26% +2.38% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -23.91% -8.00% +11.11%

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 1,663 5,467 5,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.20% 85.48% 86.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,054 3,451 3,287
Median daily rate £456 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £626 £625 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £473
% change year-on-year - +0.53% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 261 224
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £41.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +0.77% +19.08%
10th Percentile £12.97 £13.75 £13.54
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% +14.29% -11.58%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the South West.

Daily rate trend for DevOps in the South West

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the South West over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in the South West

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for DevOps in the South West

DevOps
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DevOps in the South West over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Hourly 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 26 October 2020. 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
Wiltshire -5 54 £525 -4.55% 16
Bristol -4 40 £383 -27.05% 57
Gloucestershire +7 34 £510 -1.64% 22
Devon +14 24 £525 +0.96% 10
Somerset +7 21 £410 -21.15% 12
Dorset +15 3 £425 - 25
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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.

1 103 (55.98%) Security Cleared
2 96 (52.17%) Azure
3 85 (46.20%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (43.48%) SC Cleared
5 62 (33.70%) AWS
6 40 (21.74%) Linux
7 37 (20.11%) Microsoft
8 36 (19.57%) .NET
8 36 (19.57%) Java
9 35 (19.02%) C#
9 35 (19.02%) PowerShell
10 34 (18.48%) SQL
11 33 (17.93%) Git (software)
11 33 (17.93%) Terraform
12 31 (16.85%) DV Cleared
13 29 (15.76%) Scrum
14 27 (14.67%) SOAP
14 27 (14.67%) Windows
14 27 (14.67%) Docker
15 26 (14.13%) ASP.NET
15 26 (14.13%) Unit Testing
16 25 (13.59%) JIRA
16 25 (13.59%) Migration
16 25 (13.59%) Team Foundation Server
16 25 (13.59%) Public Sector
17 24 (13.04%) Kubernetes
17 24 (13.04%) Web Services
18 23 (12.50%) Python
19 22 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (11.96%) Jenkins

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 19 (10.33%) Confluence
2 17 (9.24%) NServiceBus
3 8 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.09%) nginx
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.54%) Apache
6 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.54%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 96 (52.17%) Azure
2 62 (33.70%) AWS
3 10 (5.43%) Amazon S3
3 10 (5.43%) Office 365
4 9 (4.89%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (4.89%) Amazon ELB
4 9 (4.89%) Route 53
5 8 (4.35%) GCP
6 7 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (3.80%) OpenShift
6 7 (3.80%) PaaS
7 4 (2.17%) Amazon ECS
7 4 (2.17%) IaaS
8 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.09%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (1.09%) Force.com
8 2 (1.09%) GitHub
8 2 (1.09%) SaaS
8 2 (1.09%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (1.09%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.87%) Firewall
2 10 (5.43%) Internet
3 8 (4.35%) Network Security
4 5 (2.72%) AMQP
5 4 (2.17%) DNS
5 4 (2.17%) Skype
5 4 (2.17%) SMTP
6 3 (1.63%) VPN
7 2 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.09%) DHCP
7 2 (1.09%) VLAN
7 2 (1.09%) VSAN
7 2 (1.09%) VXLAN
8 1 (0.54%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.54%) HTTP
8 1 (0.54%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.54%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.54%) SMS
8 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.52%) Oracle Database
2 12 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (5.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (4.89%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.80%) MySQL
5 7 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (3.26%) Apache Accumulo
6 6 (3.26%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (2.72%) SSDT
8 4 (2.17%) MS Access
9 3 (1.63%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.54%) Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.54%) Geospatial Data
11 1 (0.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 33 (17.93%) Git (software)
2 25 (13.59%) JIRA
2 25 (13.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (11.96%) Jenkins
4 21 (11.41%) Selenium
5 15 (8.15%) SpecFlow
6 14 (7.61%) Bitbucket
7 10 (5.43%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (2.72%) Artifactory
8 5 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (2.72%) JMeter
8 5 (2.72%) Subversion
9 4 (2.17%) Flyway
9 4 (2.17%) Liquibase
9 4 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.63%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.63%) NeoLoad
10 3 (1.63%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.63%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.63%) webpack
General
1 25 (13.59%) Public Sector
2 13 (7.07%) Finance
3 7 (3.80%) Electronics
3 7 (3.80%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.80%) Marketing
3 7 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.26%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.72%) Law
6 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.54%) Back Office
7 1 (0.54%) Banking
7 1 (0.54%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (25.00%) Developer
2 40 (21.74%) DevOps Engineer
3 24 (13.04%) .NET Developer
4 17 (9.24%) Analyst
5 14 (7.61%) Architect
6 10 (5.43%) SQL Developer
7 9 (4.89%) Administrator
7 9 (4.89%) Azure Engineer
7 9 (4.89%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (4.35%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.80%) AWS DevOps
9 7 (3.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.80%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.80%) Java Developer
9 7 (3.80%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (3.26%) Author
10 6 (3.26%) Systems Administration Leader
10 6 (3.26%) Technical Author
10 6 (3.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (19.57%) .NET
2 27 (14.67%) SOAP
3 26 (14.13%) ASP.NET
4 24 (13.04%) Web Services
5 20 (10.87%) CSS
5 20 (10.87%) HTML
6 19 (10.33%) REST
7 18 (9.78%) .NET Framework
8 17 (9.24%) Entity Framework
9 12 (6.52%) RESTful
10 11 (5.98%) jQuery
10 11 (5.98%) JSON
11 10 (5.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (4.89%) Middleware
13 6 (3.26%) Apache NiFi
13 6 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 6 (3.26%) Kafka
13 6 (3.26%) Node.js
13 6 (3.26%) SAML
13 6 (3.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.61%) PKI
2 10 (5.43%) Public Cloud
3 8 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.72%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.72%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.72%) User Experience
7 4 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.63%) Clustering
9 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.09%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.09%) NHS
10 1 (0.54%) CCTV
10 1 (0.54%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.54%) Replication
10 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.74%) Linux
2 27 (14.67%) Windows
3 20 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (5.98%) Windows Server
5 9 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.35%) CentOS
7 7 (3.80%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (2.17%) Unix
9 2 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.54%) VMS
10 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (46.20%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (15.76%) Scrum
3 26 (14.13%) Unit Testing
4 25 (13.59%) Migration
5 22 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (10.33%) Pair Programming
6 19 (10.33%) Test Automation
7 17 (9.24%) OOP
8 16 (8.70%) Kanban
9 14 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (7.61%) MVC
9 14 (7.61%) SDLC
9 14 (7.61%) Security Operations
10 13 (7.07%) Configuration Management
10 13 (7.07%) TDD
11 11 (5.98%) DevSecOps
11 11 (5.98%) ERP
11 11 (5.98%) Infrastructure as Code
11 11 (5.98%) OO
11 11 (5.98%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.57%) Java
2 35 (19.02%) C#
2 35 (19.02%) PowerShell
3 34 (18.48%) SQL
4 23 (12.50%) Python
5 20 (10.87%) JavaScript
6 17 (9.24%) Bash Shell
7 12 (6.52%) PL/SQL
8 10 (5.43%) T-SQL
9 9 (4.89%) C
10 8 (4.35%) Perl
11 6 (3.26%) VB.NET
12 5 (2.72%) TypeScript
13 4 (2.17%) Java 8
14 3 (1.63%) C++
14 3 (1.63%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.09%) Apex Code
15 2 (1.09%) Groovy
15 2 (1.09%) VBScript
16 1 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 103 (55.98%) Security Cleared
2 80 (43.48%) SC Cleared
3 31 (16.85%) DV Cleared
4 15 (8.15%) Degree
5 9 (4.89%) CISSP
6 8 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 7 (3.80%) CCSP
8 6 (3.26%) AWS Certification
8 6 (3.26%) ISEB
9 3 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.63%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.09%) CISM
10 2 (1.09%) RHCE
10 2 (1.09%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.54%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.72%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.63%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.09%) GDPR
3 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.09%) NIST
3 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.09%) QA
4 1 (0.54%) NCSC
4 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (14.67%) Docker
2 10 (5.43%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.35%) VMware NSX
5 6 (3.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.63%) vSphere
7 2 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.09%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 33 (17.93%) Terraform
2 24 (13.04%) Kubernetes
3 21 (11.41%) Ansible
4 7 (3.80%) vCenter Server
5 6 (3.26%) Kibana
5 6 (3.26%) Puppet
6 5 (2.72%) Grafana
6 5 (2.72%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 2 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.09%) HP ALM
7 2 (1.09%) Packer
8 1 (0.54%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.54%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.54%) logstash
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.54%) Salt
8 1 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (20.11%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.33%) Oracle
3 17 (9.24%) VMware
4 10 (5.43%) Atlassian
5 8 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.80%) Fortinet
6 7 (3.80%) SAP
7 6 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.72%) Cisco
8 5 (2.72%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.17%) IFS
10 3 (1.63%) Confluent
10 3 (1.63%) Google
10 3 (1.63%) HP
10 3 (1.63%) ILOG
11 2 (1.09%) F5
11 2 (1.09%) IBM
11 2 (1.09%) Siemens
11 2 (1.09%) Telerik
12 1 (0.54%) Splunk