Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 59 106
Rank change year-on-year +35 +47 +28
Contract jobs citing DevOps 337 186 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.46% 3.42% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.05% 4.18% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 117 95
South West median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £400 £350 £268
90th Percentile £650 £625 £525
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £67.89 £50.50
% change year-on-year -26.35% +34.44% -22.31%

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 4,187 4,451 5,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.23% 81.94% 81.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,600 2,976 3,448
South West median daily rate £400 £377 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.17% +0.47% -3.85%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £515
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 276 249
South West median hourly rate £30.75 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% -6.25% +36.75%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.00 £14.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +25 97 £488 +8.33% 40
Wiltshire +18 77 £540 +10.77% 17
Devon +26 57 £500 -9.09% 19
Somerset +21 45 £493 +13.87% 7
Gloucestershire +18 42 £459 -3.42% 16
Dorset -2 7 £468 +16.88% 6
Cornwall -7 1 - - 2
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 170 (50.45%) Amazon AWS
2 165 (48.96%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (35.61%) Linux
4 119 (35.31%) Docker
5 109 (32.34%) Ansible
6 104 (30.86%) Python
7 96 (28.49%) Java
8 91 (27.00%) Jenkins
9 88 (26.11%) Continuous Integration
10 71 (21.07%) Puppet
11 60 (17.80%) Scrum
12 59 (17.51%) Git (software)
13 57 (16.91%) JIRA
13 57 (16.91%) Continuous Delivery
14 55 (16.32%) Kubernetes
15 53 (15.73%) Security Cleared
16 52 (15.43%) Open Source
16 52 (15.43%) Ruby
16 52 (15.43%) .NET
17 48 (14.24%) Web Services
17 48 (14.24%) E-Commerce
18 44 (13.06%) Microsoft Azure
18 44 (13.06%) Groovy
19 42 (12.46%) Bash Shell
19 42 (12.46%) Opscode Chef
20 41 (12.17%) C#
21 39 (11.57%) Unix
22 38 (11.28%) SQL Server
22 38 (11.28%) Confluence
23 36 (10.68%) Finance

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 38 (11.28%) Confluence
2 23 (6.82%) Tomcat
3 19 (5.64%) SAS
4 18 (5.34%) IIS
4 18 (5.34%) nginx
5 17 (5.04%) Apache
6 14 (4.15%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (3.26%) Apache Spark
7 11 (3.26%) WebSphere
8 10 (2.97%) CICS
9 8 (2.37%) JBoss
9 8 (2.37%) Mule
10 7 (2.08%) Apache Pig
11 6 (1.78%) ArcGIS
11 6 (1.78%) Jetty
12 5 (1.48%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.19%) Alfresco
13 4 (1.19%) CMS
13 4 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.30%) InVision
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.30%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 7 (2.08%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.89%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Magento
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 170 (50.45%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (13.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (9.79%) Serverless
4 32 (9.50%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (8.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 28 (8.31%) AWS Lambda
7 23 (6.82%) Amazon S3
8 22 (6.53%) GitHub
9 17 (5.04%) PaaS
10 13 (3.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (3.56%) IaaS
11 12 (3.56%) OpenShift
11 12 (3.56%) Route 53
12 11 (3.26%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (2.67%) Adobe Analytics
14 8 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (2.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 6 (1.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (1.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 6 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.09%) Firewall
2 12 (3.56%) SMS
3 10 (2.97%) BIG-IP
3 10 (2.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (2.67%) Network Security
5 8 (2.37%) Kerberos
6 7 (2.08%) HTTP
6 7 (2.08%) SSL
6 7 (2.08%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.48%) DHCP
7 5 (1.48%) DNS
7 5 (1.48%) FTP
7 5 (1.48%) IPsec
8 2 (0.59%) VPN
9 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.30%) Internet
9 1 (0.30%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.30%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.90%) Hadoop
3 27 (8.01%) Big Data
4 23 (6.82%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (4.45%) Apache Hive
6 15 (4.45%) NoSQL
7 14 (4.15%) Amazon Redshift
8 13 (3.86%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 13 (3.86%) SAS EBI
9 10 (2.97%) DB2
10 7 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.78%) GIS
12 4 (1.19%) Data Lake
12 4 (1.19%) HDInsight
13 3 (0.89%) HBase
13 3 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
13 3 (0.89%) Star Schema
14 2 (0.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 91 (27.00%) Jenkins
2 59 (17.51%) Git (software)
3 57 (16.91%) JIRA
4 27 (8.01%) Maven
5 23 (6.82%) Artifactory
6 22 (6.53%) Bitbucket
7 21 (6.23%) TeamCity
8 16 (4.75%) Sonatype Nexus
9 15 (4.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (4.15%) Vagrant
11 13 (3.86%) Gradle
12 12 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (2.97%) webpack
14 9 (2.67%) Selenium
14 9 (2.67%) Visual Studio
15 7 (2.08%) Ant
15 7 (2.08%) Cucumber
15 7 (2.08%) Travis CI
16 6 (1.78%) JUnit
16 6 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (10.68%) Finance
2 15 (4.45%) Banking
3 11 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.67%) Back Office
5 8 (2.37%) Retail
6 6 (1.78%) Marketing
7 5 (1.48%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.19%) Electronics
8 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.89%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (37.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 58 (17.21%) Developer
3 53 (15.73%) AWS Engineer
4 49 (14.54%) AWS DevOps
5 38 (11.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 36 (10.68%) Architect
7 29 (8.61%) Consultant
8 28 (8.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 21 (6.23%) Administrator
10 20 (5.93%) .NET Architect
11 18 (5.34%) Systems Administrator
12 16 (4.75%) DevOps Consultant
12 16 (4.75%) DevOps Developer
13 14 (4.15%) Java Developer
13 14 (4.15%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 13 (3.86%) AWS Developer
14 13 (3.86%) Senior Developer
15 10 (2.97%) DevOps Administrator
15 10 (2.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 10 (2.97%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (15.43%) .NET
2 48 (14.24%) Web Services
3 34 (10.09%) Node.js
4 30 (8.90%) ASP.NET Web API
5 27 (8.01%) ASP.NET
6 24 (7.12%) React
7 21 (6.23%) .NET Core
7 21 (6.23%) Spring
8 19 (5.64%) .NET Framework
9 14 (4.15%) Elastic Stack
9 14 (4.15%) Middleware
10 12 (3.56%) Spring Boot
11 11 (3.26%) AngularJS
12 10 (2.97%) HTML
13 9 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (2.67%) CSS
13 9 (2.67%) J2EE
14 8 (2.37%) LDAP
15 7 (2.08%) EJB
15 7 (2.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.20%) iPad
2 13 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.56%) Public Cloud
4 10 (2.97%) DataPower
4 10 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.97%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.08%) Blog
6 7 (2.08%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.48%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.48%) Freedom of Information
7 5 (1.48%) Freedom of Information Act
7 5 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.48%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.19%) User Experience
8 4 (1.19%) Wiki
9 3 (0.89%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.59%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.59%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.30%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 120 (35.61%) Linux
2 39 (11.57%) Unix
3 34 (10.09%) Windows
4 21 (6.23%) CentOS
5 19 (5.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.97%) VMS
7 6 (1.78%) Solaris
7 6 (1.78%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.19%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.89%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.59%) Android
10 2 (0.59%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (48.96%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (26.11%) Continuous Integration
3 60 (17.80%) Scrum
4 57 (16.91%) Continuous Delivery
5 52 (15.43%) Open Source
6 48 (14.24%) E-Commerce
7 35 (10.39%) Microservices
8 34 (10.09%) Configuration Management
9 32 (9.50%) Mentoring
9 32 (9.50%) Test Automation
10 31 (9.20%) TDD
11 30 (8.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 25 (7.42%) Continuous Deployment
13 24 (7.12%) ETL
14 22 (6.53%) User Stories
15 21 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (6.23%) Coaching
15 21 (6.23%) Integration Testing
15 21 (6.23%) Kanban
16 20 (5.93%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 104 (30.86%) Python
2 96 (28.49%) Java
3 52 (15.43%) Ruby
4 44 (13.06%) Groovy
5 42 (12.46%) Bash Shell
6 41 (12.17%) C#
7 26 (7.72%) JavaScript
8 24 (7.12%) Shell Script
9 23 (6.82%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.56%) SQL
11 7 (2.08%) Perl
12 6 (1.78%) C++
12 6 (1.78%) Dart
13 5 (1.48%) PHP
14 4 (1.19%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.19%) Scala
15 3 (0.89%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.59%) Go
17 1 (0.30%) SOQL
17 1 (0.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 53 (15.73%) Security Cleared
2 30 (8.90%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.86%) AWS Certification
4 10 (2.97%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.67%) Degree
6 8 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.78%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (1.78%) CISSP
7 6 (1.78%) CLAS
8 2 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.30%) ISEB
9 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.30%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.23%) QA
2 6 (1.78%) JSP 440
2 6 (1.78%) RMADS
3 4 (1.19%) GCP
4 3 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 119 (35.31%) Docker
2 21 (6.23%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (3.26%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.48%) Xen
6 3 (0.89%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.59%) HDFS
8 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.30%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.30%) vSphere
8 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 109 (32.34%) Ansible
2 71 (21.07%) Puppet
3 55 (16.32%) Kubernetes
4 42 (12.46%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (8.31%) Terraform
6 9 (2.67%) Nagios
7 7 (2.08%) Oozie
8 4 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 3 (0.89%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.59%) Kibana
10 2 (0.59%) Rancher
10 2 (0.59%) Salt
11 1 (0.30%) Consul
11 1 (0.30%) Grafana
11 1 (0.30%) logstash
11 1 (0.30%) Mesos
11 1 (0.30%) OSSEC
11 1 (0.30%) Packer
11 1 (0.30%) SELinux
Vendors
1 28 (8.31%) Red Hat
2 26 (7.72%) Microsoft
3 22 (6.53%) SAP
4 20 (5.93%) Oracle
5 15 (4.45%) Atlassian
6 13 (3.86%) MuleSoft
6 13 (3.86%) Tableau
7 12 (3.56%) IBM
8 11 (3.26%) F5
9 10 (2.97%) VMware
10 9 (2.67%) Adobe
10 9 (2.67%) Google
10 9 (2.67%) Green Hat
10 9 (2.67%) hybris
11 6 (1.78%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.78%) ESRI
12 4 (1.19%) Rackspace
13 3 (0.89%) SaltStack
14 2 (0.59%) Microgen
14 2 (0.59%) New Relic