Period
to 29 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 29 May 2020 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
UK
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 11 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +17
Contract jobs citing DevOps 5,145 10,020 8,457
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 11.07% 11.03% 8.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.95% 12.64% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,697 7,087 6,104
Median daily rate £530 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.40% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £380 £400 £388
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 32
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.64 £58.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.30% -22.32% +15.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.32 £61.00
% change year-on-year -13.19% -33.91% +12.96%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 39,726 79,287 87,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.46% 87.25% 86.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,019 52,210 57,865
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £298
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,399 2,131 2,312
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.91 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.43% +13.23% -12.42%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.17
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.16% +13.10% -17.65%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps.

Daily rate trend for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps.

Hourly rate trend for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DevOps over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the UK over the 6 months to 29 May 2020. 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
England -1 4,768 £543 +0.46% 886
London 0 2,617 £550 - 375
UK excluding London 0 2,390 £500 - 567
South East +1 624 £500 - 109
North of England -4 568 £525 +5.00% 187
South West +5 431 £525 +5.00% 84
Midlands -2 320 £465 -7.00% 75
North West -1 311 £531 -2.61% 123
Work from Home +3 265 £525 - 142
Scotland +3 213 £450 -10.00% 29
West Midlands -5 188 £475 -5.00% 50
Yorkshire -5 175 £500 +5.26% 46
East of England +4 157 £500 +5.26% 57
East Midlands +4 125 £425 -12.82% 25
North East -8 75 £450 -5.26% 18
Wales -2 66 £500 -2.91% 23
Northern Ireland +18 15 £450 +5.88% 4

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 with a requirement for DevOps.

1 2,488 (48.36%) Agile Software Development
2 2,059 (40.02%) Azure
3 1,844 (35.84%) AWS
4 1,386 (26.94%) Kubernetes
5 1,363 (26.49%) Java
6 1,331 (25.87%) Python
6 1,331 (25.87%) Docker
7 1,246 (24.22%) Terraform
8 1,171 (22.76%) Jenkins
9 1,006 (19.55%) Ansible
10 951 (18.48%) Linux
11 925 (17.98%) SQL
12 913 (17.75%) Git (software)
13 891 (17.32%) Finance
14 837 (16.27%) Security Cleared
15 773 (15.02%) Test Automation
16 763 (14.83%) JavaScript
17 750 (14.58%) Microsoft
18 735 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
19 725 (14.09%) Scrum
20 697 (13.55%) Microservices
21 671 (13.04%) SC Cleared
22 640 (12.44%) JIRA
23 625 (12.15%) C#
24 620 (12.05%) Software Engineering
25 604 (11.74%) .NET
26 598 (11.62%) Web Services
27 560 (10.88%) Infrastructure as Code
28 545 (10.59%) GCP
29 541 (10.52%) TDD

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 361 (7.02%) Confluence
2 137 (2.66%) Apache
3 127 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
4 106 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 105 (2.04%) Apache Spark
6 87 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 78 (1.52%) nginx
8 77 (1.50%) WebLogic
9 48 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 46 (0.89%) SAS
11 44 (0.86%) IIS
12 43 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
13 40 (0.78%) WebSphere
14 35 (0.68%) JBoss
15 31 (0.60%) OpenStack
16 27 (0.52%) CMS
17 22 (0.43%) Red Hat Fuse
18 20 (0.39%) NServiceBus
19 15 (0.29%) ArcGIS
20 14 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 64 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 30 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.14%) Sketch
7 6 (0.12%) Figma
8 4 (0.078%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.078%) InVision
9 3 (0.058%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.039%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 73 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
4 14 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 13 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 5 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
10 4 (0.078%) thinkFolio
11 3 (0.058%) Maximo
11 3 (0.058%) Oracle Payroll
11 3 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
12 2 (0.039%) Front Arena
12 2 (0.039%) ResourceLink
12 2 (0.039%) SAP MM
12 2 (0.039%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2,059 (40.02%) Azure
2 1,844 (35.84%) AWS
3 545 (10.59%) GCP
4 398 (7.74%) Serverless
5 314 (6.10%) PaaS
6 310 (6.03%) GitHub
7 292 (5.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 261 (5.07%) OpenShift
9 259 (5.03%) Amazon EC2
9 259 (5.03%) Amazon S3
10 258 (5.01%) AWS Lambda
11 251 (4.88%) Power Platform
12 242 (4.70%) IaaS
13 211 (4.10%) SaaS
14 183 (3.56%) Amazon ECS
15 96 (1.87%) Amazon SQS
16 88 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 85 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
18 81 (1.57%) Azure Data Factory
19 76 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 166 (3.23%) Firewall
2 122 (2.37%) DNS
3 118 (2.29%) HTTP
4 85 (1.65%) SSL
5 79 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 61 (1.19%) Network Security
7 55 (1.07%) VPN
8 47 (0.91%) Internet
9 34 (0.66%) BGP
10 33 (0.64%) DHCP
11 31 (0.60%) WAN
12 29 (0.56%) SNMP
13 27 (0.52%) MPLS
13 27 (0.52%) Skype
14 20 (0.39%) IPsec
15 19 (0.37%) Kerberos
15 19 (0.37%) LAN
16 18 (0.35%) OSPF
16 18 (0.35%) SAN
17 17 (0.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 511 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 317 (6.16%) Big Data
3 238 (4.63%) Power BI
4 200 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
4 200 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 190 (3.69%) Hadoop
6 185 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
7 181 (3.52%) Data Lake
8 177 (3.44%) MySQL
9 172 (3.34%) Amazon RDS
10 160 (3.11%) NoSQL
11 142 (2.76%) Amazon Redshift
12 123 (2.39%) MongoDB
13 109 (2.12%) Azure SQL Database
14 106 (2.06%) Relational Database
15 86 (1.67%) Redis
16 80 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 69 (1.34%) Oracle Database
18 68 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 61 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,171 (22.76%) Jenkins
2 913 (17.75%) Git (software)
3 640 (12.44%) JIRA
4 278 (5.40%) GitLab
5 252 (4.90%) Selenium
6 198 (3.85%) Visual Studio
7 187 (3.63%) Artifactory
8 180 (3.50%) Maven
9 177 (3.44%) Bitbucket
10 161 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
11 149 (2.90%) Cucumber
12 143 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
13 118 (2.29%) JUnit
14 100 (1.94%) RStudio
15 97 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
16 89 (1.73%) SonarQube
16 89 (1.73%) TeamCity
17 87 (1.69%) Subversion
18 86 (1.67%) Travis CI
19 85 (1.65%) CircleCI
General
1 891 (17.32%) Finance
2 382 (7.42%) Public Sector
3 370 (7.19%) Banking
4 218 (4.24%) Front Office
5 135 (2.62%) Investment Banking
6 83 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 75 (1.46%) Retail
8 68 (1.32%) Marketing
9 56 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 45 (0.87%) Back Office
11 44 (0.86%) Law
12 33 (0.64%) Electronics
13 29 (0.56%) Games
14 26 (0.51%) Legal
14 26 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 25 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 22 (0.43%) Publishing
17 17 (0.33%) Police
18 15 (0.29%) Advertising
18 15 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,437 (27.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,367 (26.57%) Developer
3 507 (9.85%) Architect
4 476 (9.25%) AWS Engineer
5 391 (7.60%) AWS DevOps
6 346 (6.72%) Java Developer
7 312 (6.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 294 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
9 223 (4.33%) Cloud Engineer
10 218 (4.24%) Consultant
11 217 (4.22%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 198 (3.85%) Senior DevOps
13 191 (3.71%) .NET Developer
14 178 (3.46%) Azure DevOps
15 177 (3.44%) AWS Developer
16 175 (3.40%) Software Engineer
17 172 (3.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 158 (3.07%) Senior Developer
19 155 (3.01%) Analyst
20 140 (2.72%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 604 (11.74%) .NET
2 598 (11.62%) Web Services
3 404 (7.85%) Node.js
4 366 (7.11%) AngularJS
4 366 (7.11%) React
5 332 (6.45%) HTML
6 312 (6.06%) REST
7 306 (5.95%) CSS
8 238 (4.63%) Spring
9 209 (4.06%) Kafka
10 194 (3.77%) Spring Boot
11 193 (3.75%) RESTful
12 179 (3.48%) J2EE
13 162 (3.15%) .NET Core
14 159 (3.09%) JSON
15 155 (3.01%) ASP.NET
16 145 (2.82%) SOAP
17 144 (2.80%) XML
18 143 (2.78%) HTML5
19 134 (2.60%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 201 (3.91%) Public Cloud
2 200 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
3 198 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 185 (3.60%) User Experience
5 167 (3.25%) Derivative
5 167 (3.25%) Fixed Income
6 159 (3.09%) Equities
7 135 (2.62%) Data Centre
8 131 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 131 (2.55%) Hedge funds
9 113 (2.20%) Cloud Native
10 76 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
11 70 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
12 64 (1.24%) Management Information System
12 64 (1.24%) Mobile App
13 63 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
14 58 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
15 57 (1.11%) PKI
16 46 (0.89%) Private Cloud
16 46 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 951 (18.48%) Linux
2 488 (9.48%) Windows
3 243 (4.72%) Unix
4 167 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 115 (2.24%) Windows Server
6 71 (1.38%) CentOS
7 56 (1.09%) Android
8 41 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
9 39 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 33 (0.64%) VMS
12 32 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 31 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
14 27 (0.52%) Solaris
15 26 (0.51%) Windows 10
16 19 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
17 18 (0.35%) Mac OS X
18 13 (0.25%) CoreOS
19 12 (0.23%) Windows 7
20 11 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,488 (48.36%) Agile Software Development
2 773 (15.02%) Test Automation
3 735 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 725 (14.09%) Scrum
5 697 (13.55%) Microservices
6 620 (12.05%) Software Engineering
7 560 (10.88%) Infrastructure as Code
8 541 (10.52%) TDD
9 415 (8.07%) Migration
10 371 (7.21%) Configuration Management
11 368 (7.15%) Continuous Delivery
12 350 (6.80%) Analytics
13 332 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
14 317 (6.16%) Open Source
15 311 (6.04%) Kanban
16 254 (4.94%) Asset Management
17 247 (4.80%) BDD
17 247 (4.80%) Deployment Automation
18 237 (4.61%) Mentoring
19 218 (4.24%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,363 (26.49%) Java
2 1,331 (25.87%) Python
3 925 (17.98%) SQL
4 763 (14.83%) JavaScript
5 625 (12.15%) C#
6 524 (10.18%) PowerShell
7 332 (6.45%) Bash Shell
8 238 (4.63%) Ruby
9 156 (3.03%) Shell Script
10 146 (2.84%) Go
11 132 (2.57%) TypeScript
12 120 (2.33%) Groovy
13 117 (2.27%) Scala
14 116 (2.25%) Perl
15 105 (2.04%) T-SQL
16 104 (2.02%) Java 8
17 98 (1.90%) PL/SQL
18 97 (1.89%) R
19 83 (1.61%) C
20 81 (1.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 837 (16.27%) Security Cleared
2 671 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 203 (3.95%) Degree
4 102 (1.98%) DV Cleared
5 100 (1.94%) AWS Certification
6 85 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 52 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 52 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
8 49 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 35 (0.68%) CISSP
10 26 (0.51%) ISTQB
11 25 (0.49%) CCA
12 24 (0.47%) CCNP
13 21 (0.41%) CISM
13 21 (0.41%) ISEB
14 20 (0.39%) BC Cleared
15 18 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.29%) CCIE
16 15 (0.29%) PMI Certification
17 13 (0.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (4.41%) QA
2 45 (0.87%) GDPR
3 36 (0.70%) SLA
3 36 (0.70%) WCAG
4 24 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (0.31%) NCSC
5 16 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 13 (0.25%) NIST
7 13 (0.25%) PMO
8 11 (0.21%) GxP
8 11 (0.21%) HIPAA
8 11 (0.21%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.12%) MiFID
11 5 (0.097%) HL7
11 5 (0.097%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.097%) SSAE 16
12 3 (0.058%) IFRS
System Software
1 1,331 (25.87%) Docker
2 190 (3.69%) Active Directory
3 92 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 80 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (0.62%) VMware NSX
6 25 (0.49%) HDFS
7 21 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 21 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 21 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (0.39%) vSphere
9 12 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (0.17%) RACF
11 8 (0.16%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.16%) Xen
12 7 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.14%) XenApp
13 6 (0.12%) LXC
13 6 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.12%) NFS
14 5 (0.097%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1,386 (26.94%) Kubernetes
2 1,246 (24.22%) Terraform
3 1,006 (19.55%) Ansible
4 432 (8.40%) Puppet
5 323 (6.28%) Opscode Chef
6 86 (1.67%) Packer
7 65 (1.26%) Grafana
8 62 (1.21%) Prometheus
9 51 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
10 47 (0.91%) Kibana
11 42 (0.82%) Salt
12 40 (0.78%) logstash
13 38 (0.74%) Istio
14 35 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
15 30 (0.58%) Rancher
16 29 (0.56%) Consul
17 23 (0.45%) vCenter Server
18 19 (0.37%) Nagios
19 15 (0.29%) MIIS
19 15 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 750 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 357 (6.94%) Google
3 331 (6.43%) Oracle
4 161 (3.13%) VMware
5 149 (2.90%) Red Hat
6 135 (2.62%) SAP
7 104 (2.02%) Cloudera
8 86 (1.67%) Splunk
9 85 (1.65%) Cisco
10 80 (1.55%) Hortonworks
11 73 (1.42%) IBM
12 71 (1.38%) Atlassian
13 65 (1.26%) Informatica
14 55 (1.07%) Databricks
15 50 (0.97%) ServiceNow
16 47 (0.91%) MuleSoft
17 45 (0.87%) Tableau
18 43 (0.84%) AppDynamics
19 39 (0.76%) hybris
20 32 (0.62%) Salesforce.com