Period
to 20 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 37 68
Rank change year-on-year +4 +31 +33
Contract jobs citing DevOps 308 272 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.61% 5.01% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.62% 6.01% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 190 116
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £365 £358 £356
90th Percentile £628 £625 £606
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South West median hourly rate - £39.00 -
England median hourly rate £48.75 £43.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +13.37% -21.82% +22.22%

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 4,654 4,526 4,776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.71% 83.43% 81.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,886 2,870 3,157
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £270 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £560
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 191 267
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £39.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +5.33% +3.59%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.79 £12.90
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%

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 August 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 August 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 +16 105 £450 +5.88% 45
Wiltshire +10 94 £525 +10.53% 17
Gloucestershire +18 34 £443 +19.59% 15
Somerset -8 26 £440 -2.22% 13
Dorset +9 19 £455 +1.11% 12
Devon -1 15 £488 +6.85% 7
Cornwall -11 2 £550 +37.33% 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 165 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (40.26%) Amazon AWS
3 122 (39.61%) Jenkins
4 121 (39.29%) Linux
5 107 (34.74%) Docker
6 81 (26.30%) Ansible
7 80 (25.97%) Puppet
8 78 (25.32%) Kubernetes
9 77 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 76 (24.68%) Java
11 73 (23.70%) Microsoft Azure
12 72 (23.38%) .NET
13 69 (22.40%) Test Automation
14 57 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
14 57 (18.51%) Scrum
15 56 (18.18%) C#
16 55 (17.86%) Windows
16 55 (17.86%) Finance
17 54 (17.53%) Configuration Management
18 53 (17.21%) SQL Server
19 50 (16.23%) Python
20 48 (15.58%) Terraform
21 46 (14.94%) Security Cleared
21 46 (14.94%) Microservices
21 46 (14.94%) Opscode Chef
22 43 (13.96%) JIRA
23 40 (12.99%) Selenium
24 38 (12.34%) .NET Framework
25 35 (11.36%) SQL
25 35 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 31 (10.06%) Confluence
2 15 (4.87%) Tomcat
3 14 (4.55%) JBoss
4 9 (2.92%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.60%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.62%) Apache
7 5 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.62%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.30%) CMS
8 4 (1.30%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.30%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.97%) Mule
9 3 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.65%) Drupal
10 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.65%) nginx
10 2 (0.65%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.32%) Alfresco
Applications
1 7 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 124 (40.26%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (23.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (8.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 19 (6.17%) npm
4 19 (6.17%) NuGet
5 18 (5.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (5.52%) OpenShift
7 15 (4.87%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (3.25%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (3.25%) Serverless
9 9 (2.92%) Sauce Labs
10 7 (2.27%) IaaS
10 7 (2.27%) Slack
10 7 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (1.95%) Amazon S3
11 6 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (1.95%) PaaS
12 4 (1.30%) GitHub
12 4 (1.30%) Route 53
13 3 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.52%) HTTP
2 13 (4.22%) Firewall
3 6 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.62%) Kerberos
4 5 (1.62%) Network Security
5 4 (1.30%) DNS
5 4 (1.30%) OpenVPN
5 4 (1.30%) SMS
6 3 (0.97%) SSL
7 2 (0.65%) SSH
7 2 (0.65%) VLAN
7 2 (0.65%) VPN
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.32%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.32%) Skype
8 1 (0.32%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.32%) VoIP
8 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (17.21%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.60%) MarkLogic
4 7 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (2.27%) MySQL
5 6 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.95%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.62%) Big Data
6 5 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.30%) Apache Accumulo
7 4 (1.30%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.97%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.97%) HBase
8 3 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.65%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 122 (39.61%) Jenkins
2 77 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 43 (13.96%) JIRA
4 40 (12.99%) Selenium
5 33 (10.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 27 (8.77%) Maven
7 25 (8.12%) Ant
8 21 (6.82%) SonarQube
9 19 (6.17%) Bitbucket
10 17 (5.52%) JUnit
11 16 (5.19%) JMeter
12 15 (4.87%) TeamCity
13 13 (4.22%) Artifactory
13 13 (4.22%) Moq
13 13 (4.22%) Sonatype Nexus
13 13 (4.22%) SpecFlow
13 13 (4.22%) XMLUnit
13 13 (4.22%) xUnit.net
14 12 (3.90%) Travis CI
15 11 (3.57%) Vagrant
General
1 55 (17.86%) Finance
2 16 (5.19%) Banking
3 7 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.95%) Financial Institution
4 6 (1.95%) Military
5 5 (1.62%) Back Office
5 5 (1.62%) Marketing
6 4 (1.30%) Electronics
6 4 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.30%) Retail
7 2 (0.65%) Front Office
7 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Billing
8 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 146 (47.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 42 (13.64%) Developer
3 37 (12.01%) Architect
4 33 (10.71%) AWS Engineer
5 26 (8.44%) AWS DevOps
6 25 (8.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 17 (5.52%) .NET Architect
7 17 (5.52%) Cloud Engineer
8 15 (4.87%) .NET Developer
9 14 (4.55%) Senior DevOps
10 13 (4.22%) Build Engineer
11 12 (3.90%) Technical Architect
12 11 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
13 9 (2.92%) Administrator
13 9 (2.92%) DevOps Architect
13 9 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (2.92%) Lead DevOps
13 9 (2.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 9 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (2.60%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (23.38%) .NET
2 38 (12.34%) .NET Framework
3 33 (10.71%) ASP.NET
4 30 (9.74%) ASP.NET Web API
5 27 (8.77%) CSS
6 25 (8.12%) HTML
6 25 (8.12%) Spring
7 24 (7.79%) Web Services
8 19 (6.17%) REST
9 18 (5.84%) Node.js
9 18 (5.84%) XML
10 17 (5.52%) .NET Core
10 17 (5.52%) JSON
11 15 (4.87%) AngularJS
11 15 (4.87%) Entity Framework
12 14 (4.55%) ASP.NET Core
12 14 (4.55%) Redux
13 13 (4.22%) Autofac
13 13 (4.22%) D3.js
14 12 (3.90%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.17%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (3.90%) iPad
3 12 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.57%) User Experience
4 11 (3.57%) Wiki
5 9 (2.92%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.92%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.62%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.30%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.97%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.97%) CMDB
10 3 (0.97%) DataPower
10 3 (0.97%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.97%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 121 (39.29%) Linux
2 55 (17.86%) Windows
3 35 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (8.77%) Windows Server
5 20 (6.49%) CentOS
6 18 (5.84%) Unix
7 13 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.95%) Debian
9 6 (1.95%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.30%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.97%) AIX
11 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.65%) zOS
13 1 (0.32%) Android
13 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (22.40%) Test Automation
3 57 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
3 57 (18.51%) Scrum
4 54 (17.53%) Configuration Management
5 46 (14.94%) Microservices
6 32 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (8.12%) Web Development
8 23 (7.47%) Open Source
9 22 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
9 22 (7.14%) Migration
9 22 (7.14%) MVC
9 22 (7.14%) Release Management
10 19 (6.17%) Unit Testing
11 18 (5.84%) E-Commerce
11 18 (5.84%) Mentoring
12 16 (5.19%) Cybersecurity
12 16 (5.19%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 16 (5.19%) Integration Testing
12 16 (5.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 76 (24.68%) Java
2 56 (18.18%) C#
3 50 (16.23%) Python
4 35 (11.36%) SQL
5 31 (10.06%) JavaScript
6 26 (8.44%) Bash Shell
7 21 (6.82%) PowerShell
8 17 (5.52%) Ruby
9 16 (5.19%) Groovy
10 13 (4.22%) Shell Script
11 11 (3.57%) Perl
12 8 (2.60%) C
13 7 (2.27%) PHP
14 6 (1.95%) Korn
14 6 (1.95%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.30%) Java 8
15 4 (1.30%) Scala
16 3 (0.97%) C++
17 2 (0.65%) Go
17 2 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 46 (14.94%) Security Cleared
2 24 (7.79%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.90%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.60%) AWS Certification
5 6 (1.95%) APMP
6 5 (1.62%) Degree
7 4 (1.30%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.97%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.32%) HND
10 1 (0.32%) ISEB
10 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.84%) QA
2 7 (2.27%) GCP
3 4 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.97%) GDPR
4 3 (0.97%) PMO
5 2 (0.65%) SLA
6 1 (0.32%) BS25999
6 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 107 (34.74%) Docker
2 14 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.22%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.30%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.30%) OpenAM
5 3 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.65%) Ceph
6 2 (0.65%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 81 (26.30%) Ansible
2 80 (25.97%) Puppet
3 78 (25.32%) Kubernetes
4 48 (15.58%) Terraform
5 46 (14.94%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (4.22%) Packer
7 8 (2.60%) Grafana
8 5 (1.62%) Nagios
8 5 (1.62%) Salt
9 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.97%) FreeIPA
10 3 (0.97%) Nessus
10 3 (0.97%) SCCM
11 2 (0.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.65%) Icinga
11 2 (0.65%) Opsview
11 2 (0.65%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.65%) SELinux
Vendors
1 34 (11.04%) Red Hat
2 32 (10.39%) Microsoft
3 30 (9.74%) Oracle
4 17 (5.52%) Atlassian
5 16 (5.19%) Google
5 16 (5.19%) VMware
6 12 (3.90%) Splunk
7 10 (3.25%) Sitecore
8 9 (2.92%) Citrix
8 9 (2.92%) MKS
8 9 (2.92%) MuleSoft
9 7 (2.27%) AppDynamics
10 6 (1.95%) Guidewire
10 6 (1.95%) SAP
11 5 (1.62%) Veracode
12 4 (1.30%) Black Duck
12 4 (1.30%) CA Agile Central
13 3 (0.97%) Cloudera
14 2 (0.65%) Hortonworks
14 2 (0.65%) hybris