Period
to 14 July 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 14 July 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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 13 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 +17
Contract jobs citing DevOps 357 615 347
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 12.15% 9.82% 6.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.22% 11.53% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 444 229
Median daily rate £500 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £369 £363 £372
90th Percentile £655 £675 £653
England median daily rate £525 £540 £525
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.60 £57.50
% change year-on-year -26.46% -17.23% +21.05%

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 2,510 5,334 4,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.40% 85.17% 84.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,555 3,397 2,736
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +6.45%
10th Percentile £306 £295 £263
90th Percentile £632 £625 £563
England median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 313 231
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £14.99 £13.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £32.15 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.58% +13.64% -12.00%

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 14 July 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
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 14 July 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
Bristol +1 108 £450 -10.00% 36
Wiltshire -1 94 £500 -4.76% 8
Devon +14 60 £636 +21.19% 13
Gloucestershire +16 43 £538 +19.44% 17
Somerset +2 40 £425 -19.05% 9
Cornwall +8 6 £525 +75.00%
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 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.

1 156 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (42.30%) Azure
3 130 (36.41%) Security Cleared
4 119 (33.33%) AWS
5 92 (25.77%) SC Cleared
5 92 (25.77%) Linux
6 82 (22.97%) C#
7 76 (21.29%) .NET
8 73 (20.45%) Microsoft
9 71 (19.89%) Python
10 66 (18.49%) Java
11 62 (17.37%) Docker
12 61 (17.09%) Ansible
12 61 (17.09%) JIRA
13 56 (15.69%) Terraform
14 54 (15.13%) Scrum
14 54 (15.13%) Jenkins
15 52 (14.57%) PowerShell
16 47 (13.17%) Test Automation
17 45 (12.61%) Kubernetes
18 44 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
18 44 (12.32%) SQL
19 43 (12.04%) Finance
20 40 (11.20%) Git (software)
21 38 (10.64%) AWS Certification
21 38 (10.64%) Bash Shell
22 36 (10.08%) SQL Server
22 36 (10.08%) Infrastructure as Code
23 35 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 34 (9.52%) ASP.NET

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 33 (9.24%) Confluence
2 17 (4.76%) NServiceBus
3 9 (2.52%) Apache
3 9 (2.52%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.68%) nginx
5 5 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.40%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.84%) WordPress
8 2 (0.56%) Jetty
8 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.92%) MS Visio
3 13 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.28%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.56%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 151 (42.30%) Azure
2 119 (33.33%) AWS
3 20 (5.60%) Amazon S3
4 19 (5.32%) PaaS
5 18 (5.04%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (4.20%) IaaS
7 12 (3.36%) Amazon ELB
8 11 (3.08%) GCP
8 11 (3.08%) Route 53
9 9 (2.52%) Logic Apps
10 7 (1.96%) GitHub
10 7 (1.96%) Office 365
11 6 (1.68%) Amazon ECS
11 6 (1.68%) OpenShift
12 5 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (1.40%) SaaS
12 5 (1.40%) Serverless
13 4 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.84%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.80%) Firewall
2 6 (1.68%) DNS
3 5 (1.40%) Internet
3 5 (1.40%) Network Security
3 5 (1.40%) SMTP
3 5 (1.40%) SSL
3 5 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.12%) Skype
5 3 (0.84%) HTTP
5 3 (0.84%) VLAN
6 2 (0.56%) SNMP
6 2 (0.56%) Wireless
7 1 (0.28%) DHCP
7 1 (0.28%) FTP
7 1 (0.28%) IPsec
7 1 (0.28%) LAN
7 1 (0.28%) VPN
7 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 16 (4.48%) Apache Accumulo
4 14 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.80%) MySQL
7 9 (2.52%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.52%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.68%) Big Data
11 5 (1.40%) SSDT
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.56%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.56%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 61 (17.09%) JIRA
2 54 (15.13%) Jenkins
3 40 (11.20%) Git (software)
4 31 (8.68%) Selenium
4 31 (8.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (7.00%) SpecFlow
6 21 (5.88%) Bitbucket
7 14 (3.92%) Visual Studio
8 12 (3.36%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (2.80%) WebDriver
10 9 (2.52%) JMeter
11 8 (2.24%) SoapUI
12 7 (1.96%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (1.68%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (1.40%) Mockito
14 5 (1.40%) Postman
15 4 (1.12%) gulp
15 4 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
15 4 (1.12%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 43 (12.04%) Finance
2 31 (8.68%) Public Sector
3 17 (4.76%) Law
4 13 (3.64%) Aerospace
5 11 (3.08%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.52%) Electronics
6 9 (2.52%) Marketing
6 9 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.68%) Back Office
7 6 (1.68%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.84%) Retail
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Military
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 116 (32.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 80 (22.41%) Developer
3 39 (10.92%) AWS Engineer
4 36 (10.08%) AWS DevOps
5 34 (9.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 30 (8.40%) .NET Developer
7 24 (6.72%) Analyst
8 22 (6.16%) Lead Developer
9 18 (5.04%) Administrator
9 18 (5.04%) Architect
10 17 (4.76%) Test Analyst
11 15 (4.20%) Azure Engineer
11 15 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (3.92%) Senior Test Analyst
12 14 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.64%) Lead DevOps
13 13 (3.64%) Linux Administrator
13 13 (3.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.64%) Senior DevOps
13 13 (3.64%) Systems Administration Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (21.29%) .NET
2 34 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 29 (8.12%) REST
4 28 (7.84%) .NET Framework
4 28 (7.84%) Web Services
5 27 (7.56%) SOAP
6 24 (6.72%) HTML
7 23 (6.44%) .NET Core
7 23 (6.44%) Entity Framework
8 20 (5.60%) CSS
9 18 (5.04%) AngularJS
9 18 (5.04%) Kafka
10 17 (4.76%) JSON
10 17 (4.76%) Middleware
11 16 (4.48%) Apache NiFi
12 14 (3.92%) React
13 10 (2.80%) Spring Boot
14 9 (2.52%) jQuery
14 9 (2.52%) OAuth
14 9 (2.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.88%) PKI
2 18 (5.04%) Public Cloud
3 11 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (2.24%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.40%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.40%) User Experience
6 4 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.12%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.56%) Clustering
9 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.28%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.28%) NHS
9 1 (0.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 92 (25.77%) Linux
2 35 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (7.56%) Windows
4 15 (4.20%) CentOS
5 10 (2.80%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.40%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.40%) Unix
7 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.56%) VMS
9 1 (0.28%) Debian
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (15.13%) Scrum
3 47 (13.17%) Test Automation
4 44 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (10.08%) Infrastructure as Code
6 33 (9.24%) Mentoring
7 30 (8.40%) Migration
7 30 (8.40%) Pair Programming
8 29 (8.12%) TDD
9 28 (7.84%) Coaching
10 27 (7.56%) Unit Testing
11 26 (7.28%) Continuous Delivery
12 24 (6.72%) Kanban
13 23 (6.44%) Software Engineering
14 22 (6.16%) Technical Leadership
15 20 (5.60%) Microservices
15 20 (5.60%) Test Scripting
16 19 (5.32%) Configuration Management
16 19 (5.32%) Open Source
17 18 (5.04%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 82 (22.97%) C#
2 71 (19.89%) Python
3 66 (18.49%) Java
4 52 (14.57%) PowerShell
5 44 (12.32%) SQL
6 38 (10.64%) Bash Shell
7 31 (8.68%) JavaScript
8 16 (4.48%) Perl
9 10 (2.80%) T-SQL
10 8 (2.24%) Groovy
11 7 (1.96%) C++
11 7 (1.96%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.68%) C
12 6 (1.68%) PHP
13 5 (1.40%) Ruby
13 5 (1.40%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.84%) Scala
14 3 (0.84%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.56%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 130 (36.41%) Security Cleared
2 92 (25.77%) SC Cleared
3 38 (10.64%) AWS Certification
4 30 (8.40%) DV Cleared
5 21 (5.88%) Degree
6 10 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (2.24%) ISEB
8 7 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (1.40%) CCSP
10 5 (1.40%) CISSP
11 4 (1.12%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.56%) APMP
13 2 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.28%) CCDP
14 1 (0.28%) CCNP
14 1 (0.28%) Chartered Engineer
14 1 (0.28%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.64%) QA
2 5 (1.40%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.12%) GDPR
4 3 (0.84%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.56%) HL7
6 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.28%) IFRS
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) NIST
6 1 (0.28%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (17.37%) Docker
2 22 (6.16%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.56%) NFS
5 2 (0.56%) Varnish
5 2 (0.56%) vSphere
6 1 (0.28%) HDFS
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 61 (17.09%) Ansible
2 56 (15.69%) Terraform
3 45 (12.61%) Kubernetes
4 26 (7.28%) Puppet
5 8 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.12%) MIIS
6 4 (1.12%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.56%) Cacti
8 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.56%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.56%) Ganglia
8 2 (0.56%) Graphite
8 2 (0.56%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.56%) logstash
8 2 (0.56%) Nagios
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.56%) Packer
8 2 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.28%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 73 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 20 (5.60%) VMware
4 18 (5.04%) Oracle
5 15 (4.20%) Google
6 12 (3.36%) Atlassian
7 10 (2.80%) SAP
8 7 (1.96%) Cisco
9 5 (1.40%) Fortinet
9 5 (1.40%) Palo Alto
10 3 (0.84%) Dell
10 3 (0.84%) IFS
10 3 (0.84%) ILOG
11 2 (0.56%) IBM
11 2 (0.56%) Informatica
11 2 (0.56%) NetApp
11 2 (0.56%) Siebel
11 2 (0.56%) Sony
11 2 (0.56%) Splunk
11 2 (0.56%) Telerik