Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 25 February 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 38 40
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2 -
Contract jobs citing DevOps 10 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.80% 1.35% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.95% 1.72% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 1
Staffordshire median daily rate £431 £398 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.49% +1.92% -
10th Percentile £363 £376 £385
90th Percentile £531 £423 £395
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.31 - £33.55

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 202 291 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 76.81% 78.44% 79.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 193 163
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £275 £212 £263
90th Percentile £457 £488 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 6
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.63 £25.00 £12.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +101.53% -15.90%
10th Percentile £10.92 £19.65 £9.27
90th Percentile £39.50 £73.50 £18.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -11.11%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Staffordshire

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in Staffordshire

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Staffordshire

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
Tamworth - 5 £400 -
Stafford +2 3 £438 +9.38% 1
Stoke-on-Trent +1 1 £425 - 1
DevOps
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) LAMP
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Retail
2 5 (50.00%) FMCG
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) Product Management
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Administrator
1 5 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
1 5 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 5 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) DevOps Administrator
3 3 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Linux DevOps Administrator
3 3 (30.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce Systems Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Product Delivery Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Product Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Project Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (10.00%) Product Management
2 1 (10.00%) SDLC
2 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
2 1 (10.00%) Use Case
2 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby
1 1 (10.00%) VB
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft