Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 33 54
Rank change year-on-year +4 +21 +66
Contract jobs citing DevOps 423 287 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.46% 5.17% 3.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.52% 6.21% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 199 132
South West median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £369 £363 £350
90th Percentile £600 £625 £625
England median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £47.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year +0.53% -14.09% -

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 5,624 4,624 4,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.85% 83.33% 82.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,598 2,908 3,088
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £276 £253 £238
90th Percentile £575 £560 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 198 297
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.65%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.58 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.13 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.23
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.61% +5.60%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +13 162 £475 - 46
Wiltshire +5 133 £525 +10.53% 20
Gloucestershire +9 43 £525 +5.00% 22
Somerset -5 36 £475 +5.56% 8
Dorset +12 17 £425 -10.53% 14
Devon -25 17 £480 -8.57% 9
Cornwall -7 2 - - 6
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 211 (49.88%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (38.77%) Amazon AWS
3 157 (37.12%) Docker
4 140 (33.10%) Linux
5 128 (30.26%) Jenkins
6 118 (27.90%) Kubernetes
7 114 (26.95%) Microsoft Azure
8 103 (24.35%) Git (software)
9 86 (20.33%) Test Automation
9 86 (20.33%) Windows
10 85 (20.09%) Ansible
11 83 (19.62%) .NET
12 71 (16.78%) Puppet
13 69 (16.31%) SQL Server
14 68 (16.08%) Java
15 66 (15.60%) Microservices
16 65 (15.37%) Python
16 65 (15.37%) Finance
16 65 (15.37%) Continuous Integration
17 64 (15.13%) Terraform
18 62 (14.66%) Scrum
18 62 (14.66%) SQL
19 57 (13.48%) Security Cleared
20 54 (12.77%) PowerShell
21 52 (12.29%) C#
22 49 (11.58%) Microsoft
23 48 (11.35%) Bash Shell
24 46 (10.87%) JavaScript
25 45 (10.64%) Opscode Chef
26 43 (10.17%) Problem-Solving

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 27 (6.38%) Confluence
2 11 (2.60%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.36%) Apache
4 9 (2.13%) IIS
5 8 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.65%) JBoss
6 7 (1.65%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.42%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.42%) CMS
8 5 (1.18%) Mule
8 5 (1.18%) nginx
9 4 (0.95%) Jetty
9 4 (0.95%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.47%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.24%) Drupal
12 1 (0.24%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.42%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.24%) HipChat
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.24%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (2.13%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.47%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 164 (38.77%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (26.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (6.38%) OpenShift
4 24 (5.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 18 (4.26%) NuGet
6 17 (4.02%) npm
7 15 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (3.31%) IaaS
8 14 (3.31%) PaaS
9 13 (3.07%) Slack
10 12 (2.84%) Amazon S3
10 12 (2.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.89%) Serverless
13 6 (1.42%) Route 53
13 6 (1.42%) SaaS
14 5 (1.18%) GitHub
15 4 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.95%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.38%) Firewall
2 22 (5.20%) VPN
3 17 (4.02%) DNS
3 17 (4.02%) HTTP
4 12 (2.84%) SSL
5 8 (1.89%) OpenVPN
6 7 (1.65%) DHCP
6 7 (1.65%) iSCSI
6 7 (1.65%) VoIP
7 6 (1.42%) FCoE
7 6 (1.42%) LAN
7 6 (1.42%) SSH
8 5 (1.18%) BGP
8 5 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.18%) IPsec
8 5 (1.18%) MPLS
8 5 (1.18%) Network Security
8 5 (1.18%) OSPF
8 5 (1.18%) VPLS
8 5 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (16.31%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.31%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.60%) RDBMS
4 9 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (1.89%) MarkLogic
5 8 (1.89%) MySQL
5 8 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.42%) Big Data
6 6 (1.42%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.18%) Data Lake
7 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.95%) Apache Accumulo
8 4 (0.95%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.71%) Redis
9 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.47%) GIS
10 2 (0.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 128 (30.26%) Jenkins
2 103 (24.35%) Git (software)
3 40 (9.46%) JIRA
4 27 (6.38%) Selenium
5 25 (5.91%) Maven
6 23 (5.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 22 (5.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 21 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (4.26%) TeamCity
10 17 (4.02%) SpecFlow
11 16 (3.78%) SonarQube
11 16 (3.78%) Sonatype Nexus
12 15 (3.55%) JUnit
13 14 (3.31%) Visual Studio
13 14 (3.31%) XMLUnit
14 13 (3.07%) JMeter
14 13 (3.07%) Moq
14 13 (3.07%) xUnit.net
15 11 (2.60%) Gradle
16 10 (2.36%) Cucumber
General
1 65 (15.37%) Finance
2 26 (6.15%) Banking
3 10 (2.36%) Marketing
4 9 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.42%) Electronics
6 6 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.42%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.95%) Publishing
8 3 (0.71%) Back Office
8 3 (0.71%) Retail
9 2 (0.47%) Law
9 2 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 156 (36.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 81 (19.15%) Developer
3 55 (13.00%) AWS Engineer
4 52 (12.29%) Architect
5 51 (12.06%) AWS DevOps
6 45 (10.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 26 (6.15%) .NET Developer
8 15 (3.55%) Consultant
9 14 (3.31%) Java Developer
10 12 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (2.84%) Test Engineer
11 11 (2.60%) Azure Engineer
11 11 (2.60%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (2.36%) Analyst
12 10 (2.36%) DevOps Architect
12 10 (2.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 10 (2.36%) Senior DevOps
13 9 (2.13%) Lead Developer
13 9 (2.13%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (2.13%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (19.62%) .NET
2 42 (9.93%) .NET Framework
3 35 (8.27%) Node.js
4 33 (7.80%) ASP.NET
5 32 (7.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 32 (7.57%) HTML
5 32 (7.57%) REST
6 31 (7.33%) JSON
6 31 (7.33%) Web Services
7 30 (7.09%) CSS
8 29 (6.86%) XML
9 27 (6.38%) Spring
10 23 (5.44%) AngularJS
11 22 (5.20%) Entity Framework
12 19 (4.49%) .NET Core
12 19 (4.49%) Spring Boot
13 16 (3.78%) ASP.NET Core
13 16 (3.78%) React
13 16 (3.78%) Redux
14 14 (3.31%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (3.55%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.84%) User Experience
5 10 (2.36%) Wiki
6 8 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.89%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.65%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (1.65%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.18%) Blog
8 5 (1.18%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.71%) CMDB
10 3 (0.71%) PKI
11 2 (0.47%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.47%) DataPower
11 2 (0.47%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.47%) Fintech
11 2 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 140 (33.10%) Linux
2 86 (20.33%) Windows
3 35 (8.27%) Windows Server
4 27 (6.38%) Unix
5 16 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (3.55%) CentOS
6 15 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.36%) Debian
7 10 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (2.13%) AIX
9 8 (1.89%) CoreOS
10 7 (1.65%) Solaris
11 5 (1.18%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.95%) Android
13 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.47%) MVS
14 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (49.88%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (20.33%) Test Automation
3 66 (15.60%) Microservices
4 65 (15.37%) Continuous Integration
5 62 (14.66%) Scrum
6 43 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
7 40 (9.46%) Migration
8 37 (8.75%) Configuration Management
9 32 (7.57%) MVC
10 28 (6.62%) TDD
11 27 (6.38%) Open Source
11 27 (6.38%) Web Development
12 26 (6.15%) Continuous Deployment
13 23 (5.44%) Load Balancing
14 22 (5.20%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (5.20%) Test Strategy
15 21 (4.96%) User Stories
16 20 (4.73%) Workflow
17 18 (4.26%) Coaching
17 18 (4.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (16.08%) Java
2 65 (15.37%) Python
3 62 (14.66%) SQL
4 54 (12.77%) PowerShell
5 52 (12.29%) C#
6 48 (11.35%) Bash Shell
7 46 (10.87%) JavaScript
8 23 (5.44%) Ruby
9 19 (4.49%) Perl
10 18 (4.26%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.13%) Go
11 9 (2.13%) Java 8
12 8 (1.89%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.65%) PHP
14 6 (1.42%) Groovy
15 5 (1.18%) Korn
16 4 (0.95%) C
17 2 (0.47%) C++
17 2 (0.47%) VB
18 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 42 (9.93%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.36%) DV Cleared
4 8 (1.89%) Degree
4 8 (1.89%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.65%) AWS Certification
5 7 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.18%) CCNP
6 5 (1.18%) ISEB
7 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.47%) CCNA
8 2 (0.47%) CISSP
8 2 (0.47%) MCAD
8 2 (0.47%) MCPD
8 2 (0.47%) MCSA
8 2 (0.47%) MCSD
8 2 (0.47%) MCSE
8 2 (0.47%) OCA
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.73%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.47%) GDPR
3 1 (0.24%) BS25999
3 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 157 (37.12%) Docker
2 23 (5.44%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.47%) Xen
7 1 (0.24%) iptables
7 1 (0.24%) KVM
7 1 (0.24%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 118 (27.90%) Kubernetes
2 85 (20.09%) Ansible
3 71 (16.78%) Puppet
4 64 (15.13%) Terraform
5 45 (10.64%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (3.31%) Grafana
6 14 (3.31%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (1.89%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (1.65%) Nagios
8 7 (1.65%) Prometheus
8 7 (1.65%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (1.18%) FreeIPA
9 5 (1.18%) Icinga
10 3 (0.71%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 3 (0.71%) Packer
10 3 (0.71%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.47%) PowerCLI
11 2 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 49 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 43 (10.17%) Oracle
3 39 (9.22%) Red Hat
4 27 (6.38%) VMware
5 22 (5.20%) Splunk
6 20 (4.73%) Cisco
7 15 (3.55%) Google
8 13 (3.07%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.89%) Black Duck
9 8 (1.89%) SAP
10 6 (1.42%) hybris
11 5 (1.18%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.18%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.95%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.95%) CA Agile Central
12 4 (0.95%) F5
12 4 (0.95%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.95%) Veracode
13 3 (0.71%) Facebook
13 3 (0.71%) NetIQ