Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 38 60
Rank change year-on-year +5 +22 +54
Contract jobs citing DevOps 367 265 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.07% 4.85% 3.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.10% 5.83% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 185 142
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £369 £358 £351
90th Percentile £600 £625 £611
England median daily rate £525 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South West median hourly rate - £39.00 -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £46.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +7.53% -15.45% +10.00%

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 5,171 4,542 4,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.53% 83.16% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,193 2,867 3,144
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 188 265
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.79 £12.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.13 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +21 130 £450 +2.86% 67
Wiltshire +17 125 £538 +13.16% 28
Gloucestershire +13 35 £525 +41.89% 25
Somerset -12 29 £440 -2.22% 27
Dorset +12 23 £448 -1.92% 23
Devon -13 12 £475 +4.11% 6
Cornwall -14 1 - - 2
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 199 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (38.69%) Amazon AWS
3 139 (37.87%) Docker
4 137 (37.33%) Linux
5 130 (35.42%) Jenkins
6 106 (28.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 99 (26.98%) Kubernetes
8 96 (26.16%) Git (software)
9 89 (24.25%) .NET
10 88 (23.98%) Ansible
11 85 (23.16%) Puppet
12 81 (22.07%) Java
13 77 (20.98%) Windows
14 74 (20.16%) Test Automation
15 72 (19.62%) Finance
16 66 (17.98%) SQL Server
17 62 (16.89%) Scrum
17 62 (16.89%) Microservices
18 59 (16.08%) Continuous Integration
18 59 (16.08%) Terraform
19 53 (14.44%) C#
20 52 (14.17%) Configuration Management
21 50 (13.62%) SQL
22 48 (13.08%) Oracle
23 47 (12.81%) Microsoft
23 47 (12.81%) Security Cleared
24 46 (12.53%) Opscode Chef
24 46 (12.53%) Python
25 44 (11.99%) Red Hat
26 42 (11.44%) Migration

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 28 (7.63%) Confluence
2 17 (4.63%) Tomcat
3 14 (3.81%) JBoss
4 11 (3.00%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.18%) Apache
6 6 (1.63%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.63%) CMS
6 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.63%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.36%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.09%) IIS
8 4 (1.09%) Jetty
8 4 (1.09%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.82%) Drupal
9 3 (0.82%) Mule
9 3 (0.82%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.54%) nginx
10 2 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.63%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.54%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 142 (38.69%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (28.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (6.27%) AWS CloudFormation
3 23 (6.27%) OpenShift
4 20 (5.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (5.18%) NuGet
6 18 (4.90%) npm
7 16 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (4.09%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (3.27%) PaaS
10 11 (3.00%) Amazon S3
10 11 (3.00%) IaaS
10 11 (3.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 9 (2.45%) Sauce Labs
11 9 (2.45%) Slack
12 8 (2.18%) SaaS
13 6 (1.63%) Route 53
14 4 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (1.09%) Office 365
14 4 (1.09%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.99%) Firewall
2 15 (4.09%) HTTP
3 13 (3.54%) VPN
4 10 (2.72%) DNS
5 7 (1.91%) SSL
6 5 (1.36%) Network Security
6 5 (1.36%) OpenVPN
7 4 (1.09%) DHCP
7 4 (1.09%) SSH
8 3 (0.82%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.82%) VoIP
9 2 (0.54%) BGP
9 2 (0.54%) EIGRP
9 2 (0.54%) IPsec
9 2 (0.54%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.54%) LAN
9 2 (0.54%) MPLS
9 2 (0.54%) OSPF
9 2 (0.54%) SMS
9 2 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.18%) MarkLogic
2 8 (2.18%) MySQL
3 7 (1.91%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.36%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.09%) Apache Accumulo
7 3 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.82%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.54%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.54%) Big Data
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.27%) DB2
9 1 (0.27%) GIS
Development Applications
1 130 (35.42%) Jenkins
2 96 (26.16%) Git (software)
3 38 (10.35%) Selenium
4 37 (10.08%) JIRA
5 35 (9.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 25 (6.81%) Maven
7 23 (6.27%) Ant
8 20 (5.45%) SonarQube
9 17 (4.63%) Bitbucket
10 16 (4.36%) TeamCity
11 15 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (3.81%) JMeter
12 14 (3.81%) JUnit
12 14 (3.81%) Visual Studio Team System
12 14 (3.81%) XMLUnit
13 13 (3.54%) Moq
13 13 (3.54%) SpecFlow
13 13 (3.54%) xUnit.net
14 12 (3.27%) Vagrant
15 10 (2.72%) Artifactory
General
1 72 (19.62%) Finance
2 17 (4.63%) Banking
3 12 (3.27%) Marketing
4 11 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.18%) Electronics
5 8 (2.18%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.18%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.09%) Retail
6 4 (1.09%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.82%) Publishing
8 2 (0.54%) Back Office
8 2 (0.54%) Law
8 2 (0.54%) Military
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 153 (41.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 60 (16.35%) Developer
3 48 (13.08%) Architect
4 42 (11.44%) AWS Engineer
5 33 (8.99%) AWS DevOps
6 32 (8.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 21 (5.72%) .NET Developer
8 16 (4.36%) Cloud Engineer
9 13 (3.54%) Build Engineer
9 13 (3.54%) Java Developer
10 11 (3.00%) Senior DevOps
10 11 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (3.00%) Test Engineer
11 10 (2.72%) Analyst
12 9 (2.45%) Administrator
12 9 (2.45%) Consultant
12 9 (2.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (2.45%) Lead Developer
12 9 (2.45%) Systems Administrator
12 9 (2.45%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (24.25%) .NET
2 42 (11.44%) .NET Framework
3 29 (7.90%) ASP.NET
3 29 (7.90%) Node.js
4 28 (7.63%) HTML
4 28 (7.63%) Spring
5 27 (7.36%) ASP.NET Web API
5 27 (7.36%) CSS
6 24 (6.54%) XML
7 22 (5.99%) JSON
7 22 (5.99%) REST
8 21 (5.72%) AngularJS
8 21 (5.72%) Web Services
9 20 (5.45%) React
10 18 (4.90%) Entity Framework
11 16 (4.36%) .NET Core
11 16 (4.36%) ASP.NET Core
11 16 (4.36%) Spring Boot
12 15 (4.09%) Redux
13 13 (3.54%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (3.81%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.54%) Wiki
5 11 (3.00%) User Experience
6 10 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.45%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.45%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.91%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.63%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.36%) Blog
10 5 (1.36%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.36%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.09%) NHS
12 3 (0.82%) CMDB
12 3 (0.82%) DataPower
12 3 (0.82%) Fintech
12 3 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 137 (37.33%) Linux
2 77 (20.98%) Windows
3 39 (10.63%) Windows Server
4 31 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (5.45%) Unix
6 15 (4.09%) CentOS
7 14 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (2.72%) Debian
9 8 (2.18%) CoreOS
10 7 (1.91%) AIX
11 6 (1.63%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.09%) Solaris
13 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.54%) MVS
13 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.54%) zOS
14 1 (0.27%) Android
14 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (20.16%) Test Automation
3 62 (16.89%) Microservices
3 62 (16.89%) Scrum
4 59 (16.08%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (14.17%) Configuration Management
6 42 (11.44%) Migration
7 38 (10.35%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (6.54%) Continuous Deployment
9 23 (6.27%) MVC
9 23 (6.27%) TDD
10 22 (5.99%) Open Source
11 20 (5.45%) Continuous Delivery
11 20 (5.45%) Release Management
12 19 (5.18%) Web Development
13 18 (4.90%) Load Balancing
13 18 (4.90%) Mentoring
14 17 (4.63%) Unit Testing
15 16 (4.36%) Change Management
15 16 (4.36%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 81 (22.07%) Java
2 53 (14.44%) C#
3 50 (13.62%) SQL
4 46 (12.53%) Python
5 42 (11.44%) PowerShell
6 39 (10.63%) JavaScript
7 38 (10.35%) Bash Shell
8 19 (5.18%) Shell Script
9 15 (4.09%) Perl
9 15 (4.09%) Ruby
10 8 (2.18%) Groovy
10 8 (2.18%) PHP
11 7 (1.91%) C
11 7 (1.91%) Go
11 7 (1.91%) Java 8
12 6 (1.63%) Korn
12 6 (1.63%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.54%) C++
14 1 (0.27%) VB
14 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (12.81%) Security Cleared
2 31 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.72%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.18%) AWS Certification
5 6 (1.63%) Degree
6 4 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.09%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.82%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.54%) APMP
8 2 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.54%) CCNA
8 2 (0.54%) CCNP
8 2 (0.54%) CISSP
8 2 (0.54%) MCSA
8 2 (0.54%) MCSE
8 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.54%) OCA
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.72%) QA
2 4 (1.09%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.09%) PMO
3 3 (0.82%) GDPR
4 1 (0.27%) BS25999
4 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 139 (37.87%) Docker
2 18 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.36%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (2.18%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.09%) OpenAM
7 3 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.54%) Ceph
8 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 99 (26.98%) Kubernetes
2 88 (23.98%) Ansible
3 85 (23.16%) Puppet
4 59 (16.08%) Terraform
5 46 (12.53%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (3.00%) Packer
7 8 (2.18%) Grafana
8 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (1.09%) Salt
9 3 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.82%) Icinga
9 3 (0.82%) Nagios
9 3 (0.82%) Nessus
9 3 (0.82%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 3 (0.82%) SCCM
9 3 (0.82%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.54%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 48 (13.08%) Oracle
2 47 (12.81%) Microsoft
3 44 (11.99%) Red Hat
4 29 (7.90%) VMware
5 20 (5.45%) Google
6 14 (3.81%) Splunk
7 12 (3.27%) Atlassian
7 12 (3.27%) Cisco
8 10 (2.72%) SAP
9 9 (2.45%) Citrix
9 9 (2.45%) MKS
9 9 (2.45%) MuleSoft
9 9 (2.45%) Sitecore
10 6 (1.63%) Guidewire
11 5 (1.36%) AppDynamics
11 5 (1.36%) Veracode
12 4 (1.09%) Black Duck
12 4 (1.09%) CA Agile Central
12 4 (1.09%) hybris
13 3 (0.82%) F5