Period
to 19 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 19 September 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 30 28
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing DevOps 54 43 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 9.49% 8.17% 3.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.37% 9.41% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 13
Southampton median daily rate £500 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +20.59%
10th Percentile £367 £414 £369
90th Percentile £611 £635 £575
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £490 £475
% change year-on-year -3.06% +3.16% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate £52.50 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £52.50 - £61.69

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 Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 475 457 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 83.48% 86.88% 75.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 327 203
Southampton median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £307 £308 £250
90th Percentile £625 £575 £579
Hampshire median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 16
Southampton median hourly rate £22.40 £15.86 £14.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.24% +12.07% +8.87%
10th Percentile £14.90 £11.17 £10.95
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.87 £48.09
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -6.67% -2.60%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Southampton

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in Southampton

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in Southampton over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Southampton

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 Southampton region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 38 (70.37%) Azure
2 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (42.59%) Python
4 22 (40.74%) C#
5 19 (35.19%) BDD
6 18 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 16 (29.63%) SQL
8 15 (27.78%) Functional Testing
8 15 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
9 13 (24.07%) Software Engineering
9 13 (24.07%) RESTful
10 12 (22.22%) Docker
10 12 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (20.37%) Java
12 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
12 10 (18.52%) Cucumber
12 10 (18.52%) REST
12 10 (18.52%) Ansible
13 9 (16.67%) Linux
13 9 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
14 8 (14.81%) Windows
14 8 (14.81%) .NET
14 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
14 8 (14.81%) AWS
14 8 (14.81%) User Stories
15 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
15 7 (12.96%) Coaching
15 7 (12.96%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (12.96%) Machine Learning

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 6 (11.11%) ArcGIS
2 2 (3.70%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.70%) Confluence
2 2 (3.70%) Jupyter
3 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 38 (70.37%) Azure
2 8 (14.81%) AWS
3 5 (9.26%) PaaS
4 3 (5.56%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (5.56%) GCP
5 2 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.70%) Azure Functions
5 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.70%) GitHub
5 2 (3.70%) IaaS
5 2 (3.70%) Serverless
5 2 (3.70%) Slack
6 1 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (1.85%) Loggly
6 1 (1.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) IKE
1 2 (3.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 7 (12.96%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (7.41%) Big Data
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.85%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.85%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (18.52%) Cucumber
2 6 (11.11%) JMeter
2 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (9.26%) Jenkins
3 5 (9.26%) Selenium
4 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.70%) gulp
4 2 (3.70%) JIRA
4 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.70%) webpack
5 1 (1.85%) Babel
5 1 (1.85%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.85%) Chocolatey
5 1 (1.85%) CMake
5 1 (1.85%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (5.56%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.70%) Electronics
2 2 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Test Engineer
2 14 (25.93%) Developer
3 7 (12.96%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) C# Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Lead Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Python Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (5.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Azure Developer
6 3 (5.56%) DevOps Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) RESTful
2 10 (18.52%) REST
3 8 (14.81%) .NET
4 7 (12.96%) XML
5 5 (9.26%) JSON
5 5 (9.26%) PostGIS
5 5 (9.26%) Spring
6 3 (5.56%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.56%) JSON Schema
6 3 (5.56%) Node.js
6 3 (5.56%) Web Services
6 3 (5.56%) XSD
7 2 (3.70%) .NET Core
7 2 (3.70%) Ajax
7 2 (3.70%) Pandas
7 2 (3.70%) Velocity
8 1 (1.85%) Jest
8 1 (1.85%) React
8 1 (1.85%) Swagger
8 1 (1.85%) Tailwind CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Linux
2 8 (14.81%) Windows
3 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Unix
3 1 (1.85%) VMS
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.19%) BDD
3 18 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 15 (27.78%) Functional Testing
4 15 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
5 13 (24.07%) Software Engineering
6 8 (14.81%) User Stories
7 7 (12.96%) Coaching
7 7 (12.96%) Machine Learning
7 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
7 7 (12.96%) TDD
7 7 (12.96%) Unit Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (9.26%) ETL
9 5 (9.26%) Integration Testing
10 4 (7.41%) Continuous Deployment
10 4 (7.41%) OO
10 4 (7.41%) OOP
10 4 (7.41%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) Python
2 22 (40.74%) C#
3 16 (29.63%) SQL
4 11 (20.37%) Java
5 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.70%) C++
6 2 (3.70%) Groovy
6 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.70%) Ruby
7 1 (1.85%) C
7 1 (1.85%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.85%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.85%) Go
7 1 (1.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) Docker
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (18.52%) Ansible
2 6 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 5 (9.26%) Terraform
4 4 (7.41%) Puppet
5 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (5.56%) Packer
6 1 (1.85%) Grafana
6 1 (1.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) ESRI
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle
3 3 (5.56%) Google
4 2 (3.70%) Databricks
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.85%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.85%) New Relic
5 1 (1.85%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) Xamarin