Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 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 West
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 34 37
Rank change year-on-year +21 +3 +29
Contract jobs citing DevOps 644 334 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.03% 5.73% 5.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.72% 6.70% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 230 201
South West median daily rate £525 £477 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.09% +5.97% +3.15%
10th Percentile £375 £369 £360
90th Percentile £688 £613 £625
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - £39.00
10th Percentile £14.45 - £35.80
90th Percentile £42.00 - £42.20
England median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +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 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 5,495 4,984 4,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.57% 85.56% 84.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,426 3,098 2,918
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £273 £255
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 229 185
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.53 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% +5.14% +11.27%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.40 £12.77
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £24.96 £20.60 £23.00
% change year-on-year +21.15% -10.43% -

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 19 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in the South West

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps in the South West

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in the South West over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor 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 19 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
Wiltshire +5 241 £550 - 44
Bristol +20 197 £500 +5.26% 60
Gloucestershire +18 86 £450 -14.29% 26
Devon +18 39 £525 +10.53% 12
Somerset +3 37 £625 +42.05% 11
Dorset -4 12 £425 -6.59% 10
Cornwall +19 4 £300 - 9
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 298 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (35.87%) AWS
3 208 (32.30%) Azure
4 204 (31.68%) Docker
5 197 (30.59%) Ansible
6 192 (29.81%) Linux
7 189 (29.35%) Kubernetes
8 155 (24.07%) Jenkins
9 150 (23.29%) Terraform
10 149 (23.14%) Python
11 130 (20.19%) Git (software)
12 122 (18.94%) Java
13 118 (18.32%) Finance
14 106 (16.46%) Security Cleared
15 90 (13.98%) Microsoft
15 90 (13.98%) .NET
16 88 (13.66%) OpenShift
17 83 (12.89%) C#
18 82 (12.73%) JavaScript
19 81 (12.58%) Windows
20 77 (11.96%) Software Engineering
21 75 (11.65%) SQL
22 71 (11.02%) Microservices
23 70 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
24 68 (10.56%) SC Cleared
25 65 (10.09%) Infrastructure as Code
26 63 (9.78%) Migration
27 61 (9.47%) Scrum
27 61 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 60 (9.32%) JIRA

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 36 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.88%) JBoss
3 16 (2.48%) nginx
3 16 (2.48%) Tomcat
4 15 (2.33%) Apache Spark
4 15 (2.33%) Confluence
5 14 (2.17%) Apache
6 11 (1.71%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.62%) Jetty
8 2 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.31%) Hyperledger
8 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.16%) Drupal
9 1 (0.16%) Liferay
9 1 (0.16%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.78%) Magento
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.31%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.31%) Quorum
3 2 (0.31%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.31%) Ripple XRP
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 231 (35.87%) AWS
2 208 (32.30%) Azure
3 88 (13.66%) OpenShift
4 36 (5.59%) GCP
5 32 (4.97%) Amazon EKS
6 28 (4.35%) Amazon S3
6 28 (4.35%) Slack
7 26 (4.04%) Serverless
8 23 (3.57%) Apigee
9 22 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (2.80%) Office 365
11 17 (2.64%) PaaS
12 16 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (2.48%) IaaS
13 15 (2.33%) Power Platform
14 13 (2.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 13 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
15 12 (1.86%) Amazon ELB
15 12 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.73%) OpenVPN
2 21 (3.26%) Firewall
3 20 (3.11%) DNS
4 11 (1.71%) SAN
5 9 (1.40%) Internet
5 9 (1.40%) LAN
5 9 (1.40%) WAN
6 8 (1.24%) SSL
7 7 (1.09%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.93%) VPN
9 3 (0.47%) DMZ
10 2 (0.31%) DHCP
10 2 (0.31%) FTP
10 2 (0.31%) HTTP
10 2 (0.31%) IPsec
10 2 (0.31%) NAS
10 2 (0.31%) Network Security
11 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.16%) SNMP
11 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.43%) Amazon RDS
2 31 (4.81%) SQL Server
3 29 (4.50%) Hadoop
4 28 (4.35%) Big Data
4 28 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 17 (2.64%) MySQL
6 10 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.55%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.55%) Power BI
7 9 (1.40%) Geospatial Data
7 9 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.24%) Amazon Aurora
8 8 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.09%) Data Lake
10 6 (0.93%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.78%) DB2
11 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 155 (24.07%) Jenkins
2 130 (20.19%) Git (software)
3 60 (9.32%) JIRA
4 42 (6.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 35 (5.43%) SonarQube
6 33 (5.12%) Visual Studio
7 31 (4.81%) JUnit
8 30 (4.66%) Visual Studio Team System
9 29 (4.50%) Cucumber
10 20 (3.11%) Selenium
11 16 (2.48%) CircleCI
12 15 (2.33%) Gerrit
13 14 (2.17%) Artifactory
14 13 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (1.71%) Bitbucket
17 10 (1.55%) Maven
18 7 (1.09%) Bitbucket Server
18 7 (1.09%) Moq
19 5 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 118 (18.32%) Finance
2 33 (5.12%) Public Sector
3 31 (4.81%) Banking
4 24 (3.73%) Billing
5 20 (3.11%) Retail
6 12 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.40%) Marketing
8 9 (1.40%) Publishing
9 7 (1.09%) Electronics
9 7 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.09%) Military
10 5 (0.78%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.62%) Law
11 4 (0.62%) Legal
12 3 (0.47%) Automotive
13 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 201 (31.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 110 (17.08%) Developer
3 71 (11.02%) AWS DevOps
4 57 (8.85%) AWS Engineer
5 51 (7.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 40 (6.21%) Architect
6 40 (6.21%) Software Engineer
7 36 (5.59%) Analyst
8 28 (4.35%) Senior DevOps
9 27 (4.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 22 (3.42%) Cloud Engineer
10 22 (3.42%) Consultant
11 20 (3.11%) Administrator
11 20 (3.11%) Azure Engineer
12 19 (2.95%) .NET Developer
12 19 (2.95%) Azure DevOps
12 19 (2.95%) C# Developer
12 19 (2.95%) Test Engineer
13 17 (2.64%) DevSecOps Engineer
13 17 (2.64%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (13.98%) .NET
2 48 (7.45%) Node.js
3 34 (5.28%) React
4 33 (5.12%) Web Services
5 30 (4.66%) AngularJS
6 26 (4.04%) Spring
7 25 (3.88%) HTML
7 25 (3.88%) RESTful
8 23 (3.57%) CSS
9 21 (3.26%) Kafka
9 21 (3.26%) REST
10 19 (2.95%) Middleware
10 19 (2.95%) XML
11 17 (2.64%) WPF
12 16 (2.48%) .NET Core
13 15 (2.33%) Hibernate
14 14 (2.17%) ASP.NET
14 14 (2.17%) EJB
15 12 (1.86%) .NET Framework
15 12 (1.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (3.88%) Data Centre
3 22 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (2.95%) Cloud Native
5 16 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 15 (2.33%) Replication
7 13 (2.02%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.86%) Cyberthreat
9 11 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.71%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.09%) NHS
11 6 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (0.93%) User Experience
12 5 (0.78%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.78%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.78%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.62%) iPad
13 4 (0.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 192 (29.81%) Linux
2 81 (12.58%) Windows
3 61 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 51 (7.92%) Unix
5 26 (4.04%) CentOS
6 15 (2.33%) Solaris
7 14 (2.17%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.78%) Android
8 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.62%) CoreOS
9 4 (0.62%) Debian
9 4 (0.62%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.47%) zOS
11 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (11.96%) Software Engineering
3 71 (11.02%) Microservices
4 70 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (10.09%) Infrastructure as Code
6 63 (9.78%) Migration
7 61 (9.47%) Scrum
8 45 (6.99%) TDD
9 43 (6.68%) Test Automation
10 38 (5.90%) Configuration Management
10 38 (5.90%) DevSecOps
11 37 (5.75%) OO
12 34 (5.28%) Unit Testing
13 33 (5.12%) Workflow
14 31 (4.81%) Continuous Delivery
15 29 (4.50%) Open Source
15 29 (4.50%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (4.50%) Project Management
16 28 (4.35%) Computer Science
16 28 (4.35%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 149 (23.14%) Python
2 122 (18.94%) Java
3 83 (12.89%) C#
4 82 (12.73%) JavaScript
5 75 (11.65%) SQL
6 46 (7.14%) C
7 38 (5.90%) C++
8 33 (5.12%) Ruby
9 28 (4.35%) Bash Shell
10 25 (3.88%) PowerShell
11 20 (3.11%) PHP
12 19 (2.95%) Scala
13 16 (2.48%) Java 8
14 14 (2.17%) Perl
14 14 (2.17%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.24%) Go
16 6 (0.93%) Groovy
16 6 (0.93%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.78%) VBA
18 4 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 106 (16.46%) Security Cleared
2 68 (10.56%) SC Cleared
3 50 (7.76%) DV Cleared
4 25 (3.88%) Degree
5 15 (2.33%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.24%) ISEB
8 7 (1.09%) AWS Certification
8 7 (1.09%) RHCE
9 6 (0.93%) RHCSA
10 5 (0.78%) MCSA
10 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.47%) APMP
11 3 (0.47%) MCSE
12 2 (0.31%) CISA
12 2 (0.31%) CISM
12 2 (0.31%) CISSP
12 2 (0.31%) ISSAP
12 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.73%) QA
2 11 (1.71%) GDPR
3 10 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.78%) NIST
6 3 (0.47%) PMO
7 2 (0.31%) COBIT
7 2 (0.31%) HL7
7 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.16%) PSD2
8 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 204 (31.68%) Docker
2 28 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.71%) LXC
5 8 (1.24%) Gluster
5 8 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.93%) GlusterFS
6 6 (0.93%) NFS
7 5 (0.78%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.78%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 197 (30.59%) Ansible
2 189 (29.35%) Kubernetes
3 150 (23.29%) Terraform
4 58 (9.01%) Puppet
5 28 (4.35%) Grafana
5 28 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (3.73%) FreeIPA
6 24 (3.73%) Prometheus
7 11 (1.71%) Kibana
8 8 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (1.24%) vRealize
9 7 (1.09%) Salt
10 5 (0.78%) Mesos
10 5 (0.78%) Packer
11 4 (0.62%) Marathon
11 4 (0.62%) Nagios
12 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 3 (0.47%) WSUS
12 3 (0.47%) yum
Vendors
1 90 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 60 (9.32%) Red Hat
3 59 (9.16%) VMware
4 34 (5.28%) Google
5 29 (4.50%) Black Duck
6 26 (4.04%) Atlassian
7 25 (3.88%) Oracle
8 23 (3.57%) Splunk
9 22 (3.42%) Cisco
10 12 (1.86%) SAP
10 12 (1.86%) Veracode
11 9 (1.40%) Apple
12 8 (1.24%) ServiceNow
13 7 (1.09%) Micro Focus
14 6 (0.93%) IBM
15 5 (0.78%) Dell
15 5 (0.78%) Dynatrace
15 5 (0.78%) Informatica
16 4 (0.62%) Okta
16 4 (0.62%) Percona