Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 21 49
Rank change year-on-year +7 +28 +54
Contract jobs citing DevOps 547 349 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.19% 6.87% 3.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.88% 8.28% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 209 135
South West median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £400 £359
90th Percentile £625 £663 £598
England median daily rate £544 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £24.25 - -
England median hourly rate £45.64 £61.00 £54.00
% change year-on-year -25.19% +12.96% +6.93%

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 5,029 4,215 4,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.48% 82.97% 84.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,220 2,544 2,840
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £250
90th Percentile £619 £556 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 183 224
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £31.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.10% -21.52% -1.25%
10th Percentile £12.46 £11.30 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £50.18
England median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.23% -12.00% +8.70%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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
Bristol +14 195 £515 +5.64% 42
Wiltshire +3 190 £500 -11.11% 10
Gloucestershire -14 47 £450 -1.91% 9
Devon +7 42 £525 +5.00% 10
Somerset +2 35 £525 +7.14% 12
Dorset +10 17 £425 -2.86% 5
Cornwall +3 7 £375 -31.82%
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 243 (44.42%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (37.29%) Amazon AWS
3 188 (34.37%) Docker
4 164 (29.98%) Kubernetes
5 140 (25.59%) Linux
6 138 (25.23%) Ansible
7 135 (24.68%) Jenkins
8 130 (23.77%) Microsoft Azure
9 125 (22.85%) Git (software)
10 121 (22.12%) Python
11 117 (21.39%) Terraform
12 102 (18.65%) Java
13 84 (15.36%) JavaScript
14 83 (15.17%) Security Cleared
15 81 (14.81%) Finance
16 78 (14.26%) Microservices
17 76 (13.89%) .NET
18 68 (12.43%) Windows
18 68 (12.43%) JIRA
19 65 (11.88%) C#
20 64 (11.70%) Microsoft
21 63 (11.52%) Test Automation
22 58 (10.60%) SQL
23 57 (10.42%) PowerShell
24 55 (10.05%) SC Cleared
25 52 (9.51%) OpenShift
26 50 (9.14%) Scrum
27 49 (8.96%) VMware
28 48 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
29 45 (8.23%) Puppet

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 24 (4.39%) Confluence
2 17 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (3.11%) nginx
3 15 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 13 (2.38%) JBoss
5 11 (2.01%) OpenStack
6 9 (1.65%) Apache
6 9 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (1.10%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.10%) IIS
7 6 (1.10%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.73%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.55%) CMS
9 3 (0.55%) Mule
9 3 (0.55%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.37%) Hyperledger
10 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.10%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.37%) Quorum
2 2 (0.37%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.37%) Ripple XRP
3 1 (0.18%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 204 (37.29%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (23.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (9.51%) OpenShift
4 35 (6.40%) AWS CloudFormation
5 29 (5.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 28 (5.12%) Slack
7 26 (4.75%) PaaS
8 21 (3.84%) GitHub
9 20 (3.66%) Serverless
10 19 (3.47%) Amazon S3
11 18 (3.29%) Amazon EC2
11 18 (3.29%) Apigee
12 17 (3.11%) IaaS
13 13 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (1.83%) Office 365
15 8 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
15 8 (1.46%) Power Platform
16 7 (1.28%) Azure Data Factory
16 7 (1.28%) SaaS
17 6 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.39%) OpenVPN
2 23 (4.20%) DNS
3 19 (3.47%) Firewall
4 10 (1.83%) VPN
5 8 (1.46%) SSH
6 7 (1.28%) FTP
6 7 (1.28%) HTTP
6 7 (1.28%) SMTP
7 6 (1.10%) SAN
7 6 (1.10%) SSL
8 5 (0.91%) LAN
8 5 (0.91%) WAN
9 2 (0.37%) DHCP
9 2 (0.37%) Internet
9 2 (0.37%) MQTT
9 2 (0.37%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.37%) VLAN
10 1 (0.18%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.18%) SNMP
10 1 (0.18%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.76%) Amazon RDS
3 32 (5.85%) MongoDB
4 25 (4.57%) NoSQL
5 20 (3.66%) MySQL
6 13 (2.38%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.19%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.01%) Data Lake
9 9 (1.65%) Big Data
9 9 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.28%) Power BI
11 7 (1.28%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.91%) Amazon Aurora
13 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.55%) Apache Accumulo
15 3 (0.55%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 135 (24.68%) Jenkins
2 125 (22.85%) Git (software)
3 68 (12.43%) JIRA
4 43 (7.86%) SonarQube
5 40 (7.31%) Sonatype Nexus
6 38 (6.95%) JUnit
7 28 (5.12%) Cucumber
8 27 (4.94%) Bitbucket
8 27 (4.94%) Visual Studio Team System
9 24 (4.39%) Maven
10 23 (4.20%) Selenium
11 14 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 14 (2.56%) JMeter
12 13 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (2.01%) SoapUI
13 11 (2.01%) Visual Studio
14 10 (1.83%) Artifactory
14 10 (1.83%) TeamCity
14 10 (1.83%) Vagrant
15 9 (1.65%) Gradle
General
1 81 (14.81%) Finance
2 27 (4.94%) Banking
3 21 (3.84%) Retail
4 7 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.10%) Electronics
5 6 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.10%) Marketing
6 5 (0.91%) Billing
6 5 (0.91%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.91%) Military
7 4 (0.73%) Legal
8 3 (0.55%) Law
9 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.18%) International Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 191 (34.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 97 (17.73%) Developer
3 92 (16.82%) AWS DevOps
4 66 (12.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 66 (12.07%) AWS Engineer
5 38 (6.95%) Architect
6 26 (4.75%) Analyst
6 26 (4.75%) Senior DevOps
6 26 (4.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 22 (4.02%) .NET Developer
8 21 (3.84%) Test Engineer
9 20 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
10 19 (3.47%) Java Developer
11 17 (3.11%) Cloud Engineer
11 17 (3.11%) Consultant
12 15 (2.74%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 13 (2.38%) Administrator
13 13 (2.38%) AWS Developer
13 13 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (2.38%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (13.89%) .NET
2 39 (7.13%) REST
3 37 (6.76%) Node.js
4 36 (6.58%) Web Services
5 35 (6.40%) HTML
6 32 (5.85%) CSS
6 32 (5.85%) React
7 27 (4.94%) Spring
8 23 (4.20%) AngularJS
9 22 (4.02%) Kafka
10 21 (3.84%) ASP.NET
11 18 (3.29%) .NET Core
12 17 (3.11%) .NET Framework
12 17 (3.11%) Hibernate
13 14 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (2.56%) RESTful
13 14 (2.56%) Vue.js
14 13 (2.38%) Middleware
14 13 (2.38%) SOAP
15 11 (2.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.66%) Cloud Native
2 18 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (2.74%) iPad
4 15 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.83%) NHS
7 9 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (1.46%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.28%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.28%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.28%) User Experience
10 6 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.91%) Replication
11 5 (0.91%) VHDL
12 4 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.73%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.73%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.37%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 140 (25.59%) Linux
2 68 (12.43%) Windows
3 32 (5.85%) Unix
4 30 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (4.57%) Windows Server
6 19 (3.47%) CentOS
7 13 (2.38%) Ubuntu
7 13 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.46%) CoreOS
9 7 (1.28%) Solaris
10 6 (1.10%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.91%) Android
12 3 (0.55%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.37%) AIX
13 2 (0.37%) Debian
13 2 (0.37%) VMS
13 2 (0.37%) zOS
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (44.42%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (14.26%) Microservices
3 63 (11.52%) Test Automation
4 50 (9.14%) Scrum
5 48 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
6 42 (7.68%) TDD
7 39 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (6.76%) Open Source
9 36 (6.58%) Configuration Management
10 35 (6.40%) Infrastructure as Code
11 34 (6.22%) Workflow
12 32 (5.85%) User Stories
13 29 (5.30%) Infrastructure Automation
13 29 (5.30%) Software Engineering
14 27 (4.94%) Workflow Management
15 26 (4.75%) BDD
15 26 (4.75%) Kanban
15 26 (4.75%) Mentoring
15 26 (4.75%) Migration
16 24 (4.39%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 121 (22.12%) Python
2 102 (18.65%) Java
3 84 (15.36%) JavaScript
4 65 (11.88%) C#
5 58 (10.60%) SQL
6 57 (10.42%) PowerShell
7 37 (6.76%) Ruby
8 36 (6.58%) Bash Shell
9 24 (4.39%) C
10 22 (4.02%) Shell Script
11 17 (3.11%) Java 8
12 14 (2.56%) C++
13 13 (2.38%) Perl
14 9 (1.65%) Go
14 9 (1.65%) PHP
14 9 (1.65%) VB
15 8 (1.46%) VBScript
16 7 (1.28%) Scala
17 6 (1.10%) Rust
18 5 (0.91%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 83 (15.17%) Security Cleared
2 55 (10.05%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.48%) DV Cleared
4 15 (2.74%) Degree
5 11 (2.01%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.46%) APMP
7 8 (1.46%) MCSA
7 8 (1.46%) MCSE
8 7 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.10%) CCNA
9 6 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.10%) OCA
9 6 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.73%) CISSP
10 4 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.73%) ISEB
10 4 (0.73%) ISSAP
11 2 (0.37%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.20%) QA
2 9 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.73%) COBIT
4 4 (0.73%) GDPR
4 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.55%) PMO
6 2 (0.37%) PSD2
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 188 (34.37%) Docker
2 28 (5.12%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.28%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.91%) KVM
8 4 (0.73%) LXC
9 1 (0.18%) iptables
9 1 (0.18%) NFS
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 164 (29.98%) Kubernetes
2 138 (25.23%) Ansible
3 117 (21.39%) Terraform
4 45 (8.23%) Puppet
5 34 (6.22%) Grafana
5 34 (6.22%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (4.94%) Prometheus
7 24 (4.39%) FreeIPA
8 13 (2.38%) vCenter Server
9 11 (2.01%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (1.46%) HP ALM
11 7 (1.28%) Graphite
12 6 (1.10%) PowerCLI
13 5 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.91%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 4 (0.73%) vRealize
15 3 (0.55%) Kibana
15 3 (0.55%) Nagios
15 3 (0.55%) Tivoli
16 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 64 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 49 (8.96%) VMware
3 31 (5.67%) Red Hat
4 30 (5.48%) Splunk
5 29 (5.30%) Black Duck
6 26 (4.75%) Oracle
7 24 (4.39%) Atlassian
7 24 (4.39%) Google
8 14 (2.56%) Cisco
9 10 (1.83%) SAP
9 10 (1.83%) Veracode
10 8 (1.46%) HP
11 7 (1.28%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.10%) SolarWinds
13 4 (0.73%) Dynatrace
13 4 (0.73%) Informatica
13 4 (0.73%) Micro Focus
13 4 (0.73%) Percona
14 3 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
14 3 (0.55%) MuleSoft