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 3 months to 30 April 2017 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 20 30
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10  
Contract jobs citing DevOps 14 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 5.47% 5.57% 4.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.22% 7.41% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 16
Median daily rate £538 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.47% +11.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £425 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.00 £37.54 £40.00
% change year-on-year +51.84% -6.15%  

DevOps is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 194 216 353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 75.78% 75.26% 83.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 134 259
Median daily rate £438 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 11
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing DevOps as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Scrum
2 18 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (50.00%) TDD
3 16 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 15 (46.88%) SaaS
5 14 (43.75%) Product Management
6 11 (34.38%) PHP
7 9 (28.13%) Linux
7 9 (28.13%) Java
8 8 (25.00%) Python
8 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 8 (25.00%) Ansible
9 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
9 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
10 6 (18.75%) Oracle
10 6 (18.75%) Firewall
10 6 (18.75%) Degree
10 6 (18.75%) Splunk
11 5 (15.63%) Bash Shell
11 5 (15.63%) Maven
11 5 (15.63%) VMware
11 5 (15.63%) Web Services
11 5 (15.63%) JBoss
12 4 (12.50%) CISSP
12 4 (12.50%) RHCE
12 4 (12.50%) Unix
12 4 (12.50%) Security+ Certification
12 4 (12.50%) PKI

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 5 (15.63%) JBoss
2 4 (12.50%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (6.25%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.13%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 15 (46.88%) SaaS
2 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) DNS
2 2 (6.25%) HTTP
2 2 (6.25%) HTTPS
2 2 (6.25%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) SSL
2 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
3 5 (15.63%) Maven
4 2 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Automation Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Scrum Master
5 2 (6.25%) Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Development Manager
5 2 (6.25%) DevOps Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Head of Development
5 2 (6.25%) Head of Engineering
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) Web Services
2 3 (9.38%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (6.25%) Sensu
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
4 1 (3.13%) JSON
4 1 (3.13%) RESTful
4 1 (3.13%) Velocity
4 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) PKI
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Unix
3 3 (9.38%) CentOS
3 3 (9.38%) Windows
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (56.25%) Scrum
3 16 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 16 (50.00%) TDD
4 14 (43.75%) Product Management
5 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.38%) Open Source
6 2 (6.25%) Coaching
6 2 (6.25%) DRM
7 1 (3.13%) Business Transformation
7 1 (3.13%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (3.13%) Functional Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Kanban
7 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.13%) Microservices
7 1 (3.13%) Software Delivery
7 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.13%) User Stories
7 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) PHP
2 9 (28.13%) Java
3 8 (25.00%) Python
4 5 (15.63%) Bash Shell
5 4 (12.50%) Groovy
6 2 (6.25%) Perl
6 2 (6.25%) SQL
7 1 (3.13%) AWK
7 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) CISSP
2 4 (12.50%) CompTIA Security+
2 4 (12.50%) RHCE
2 4 (12.50%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Docker
2 2 (6.25%) KVM
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) Ansible
2 4 (12.50%) Puppet
3 3 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.25%) Grafana
4 2 (6.25%) Kubernetes
4 2 (6.25%) logstash
5 1 (3.13%) Marathon
5 1 (3.13%) Mesos
5 1 (3.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) Splunk
3 5 (15.63%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) SaltStack