Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 21 June 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 28 40
Rank change year-on-year +11 +12 +25
Contract jobs citing DevOps 119 77 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.11% 5.82% 4.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.36% 6.83% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 62 52
Wales median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +18.42%
10th Percentile £371 £220 £338
90th Percentile £628 £538 £574
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £58.75 £51.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +15.20% -7.27% +22.22%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,272 1,127 1,030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 86.71% 85.19% 83.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 812 715
Wales median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £284 £185 £218
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 81 53
Wales median hourly rate £19.13 £25.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.47% +47.06% +21.99%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £46.73 £77.50 £61.00
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £25.06
% change year-on-year -13.00% -0.24% +18.49%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Wales

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in Wales

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in Wales over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Wales

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the Wales region over the 6 months to 21 June 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
South Wales +15 109 £500 +11.11% 23
West Wales 0 3 £544 +8.75% 2
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 Wales region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 74 (62.18%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (45.38%) Git (software)
3 48 (40.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (37.82%) Jenkins
5 43 (36.13%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (29.41%) Docker
7 34 (28.57%) Microservices
7 34 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
8 33 (27.73%) Java
9 32 (26.89%) Python
9 32 (26.89%) Test Automation
10 31 (26.05%) Ansible
11 30 (25.21%) Linux
11 30 (25.21%) Microsoft
12 26 (21.85%) C#
13 25 (21.01%) Amazon AWS
14 24 (20.17%) Deployment Automation
15 22 (18.49%) SQL Server
16 21 (17.65%) JavaScript
16 21 (17.65%) JIRA
17 19 (15.97%) Scrum
17 19 (15.97%) SQL
17 19 (15.97%) Opscode Chef
18 18 (15.13%) .NET
18 18 (15.13%) Middleware
19 17 (14.29%) Cloud Foundry
19 17 (14.29%) Puppet
20 16 (13.45%) Scala
20 16 (13.45%) Security Cleared
20 16 (13.45%) Red Hat

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 17 (14.29%) Cloud Foundry
2 12 (10.08%) Confluence
3 11 (9.24%) Apache
3 11 (9.24%) JBoss
4 9 (7.56%) Apache Spark
5 5 (4.20%) Mule
5 5 (4.20%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.36%) CMS
6 4 (3.36%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (3.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (3.36%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (3.36%) WildFly
7 3 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.68%) IIS
8 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.68%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.84%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.84%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 48 (40.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (21.01%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (11.76%) GitHub
4 6 (5.04%) OpenShift
5 4 (3.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.52%) NuGet
7 2 (1.68%) Heroku
7 2 (1.68%) IaaS
7 2 (1.68%) PaaS
8 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.24%) TCP/IP
2 10 (8.40%) HTTP
3 9 (7.56%) DNS
4 6 (5.04%) Internet
5 4 (3.36%) SSH
5 4 (3.36%) tcpdump
6 3 (2.52%) DSL
6 3 (2.52%) VPN
7 2 (1.68%) OpenVPN
7 2 (1.68%) SSL
7 2 (1.68%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.84%) Firewall
8 1 (0.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.56%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.52%) Apache Hive
3 3 (2.52%) HBase
3 3 (2.52%) Impala
3 3 (2.52%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.68%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.68%) Big Data
4 2 (1.68%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.68%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.84%) Power BI
5 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (45.38%) Git (software)
2 45 (37.82%) Jenkins
3 21 (17.65%) JIRA
4 12 (10.08%) Artifactory
4 12 (10.08%) Maven
5 10 (8.40%) GitLab
5 10 (8.40%) SonarQube
5 10 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (7.56%) Ant
7 7 (5.88%) Selenium
7 7 (5.88%) Subversion
7 7 (5.88%) Vagrant
8 6 (5.04%) Hudson
8 6 (5.04%) TeamCity
8 6 (5.04%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (3.36%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.36%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (2.52%) CF BOSH
10 3 (2.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (1.68%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (9.24%) Finance
2 5 (4.20%) Marketing
3 3 (2.52%) Electronics
3 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.68%) Banking
4 2 (1.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.84%) Games
5 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.84%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 56 (47.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (10.92%) Cloud Engineer
2 13 (10.92%) Developer
3 12 (10.08%) Senior DevOps
4 10 (8.40%) Architect
4 10 (8.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.72%) .NET Developer
6 7 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 5 (4.20%) Azure Engineer
7 5 (4.20%) Build Engineer
7 5 (4.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (4.20%) Release Engineer
7 5 (4.20%) Scrum Master
8 4 (3.36%) Agile Coach
8 4 (3.36%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (3.36%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.13%) .NET
1 18 (15.13%) Middleware
2 16 (13.45%) HTML
3 15 (12.61%) CSS
4 13 (10.92%) REST
5 10 (8.40%) AngularJS
5 10 (8.40%) RESTful
6 9 (7.56%) PySpark
6 9 (7.56%) Web Services
7 8 (6.72%) React
8 7 (5.88%) Play Framework
9 6 (5.04%) .NET Framework
9 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET
9 6 (5.04%) jQuery
9 6 (5.04%) JSON
9 6 (5.04%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (5.04%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (5.04%) WCF
10 5 (4.20%) J2EE
10 5 (4.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.36%) Cloud Native
3 4 (3.36%) Fintech
4 3 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.68%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.68%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (25.21%) Linux
2 14 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (5.88%) Unix
4 5 (4.20%) Windows
5 2 (1.68%) CentOS
5 2 (1.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (62.18%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (36.13%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
3 34 (28.57%) Microservices
4 32 (26.89%) Test Automation
5 24 (20.17%) Deployment Automation
6 19 (15.97%) Scrum
7 15 (12.61%) SDLC
8 14 (11.76%) Migration
9 13 (10.92%) SOA
9 13 (10.92%) Unit Testing
10 12 (10.08%) Continuous Deployment
10 12 (10.08%) Secure Coding
10 12 (10.08%) TDD
10 12 (10.08%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (9.24%) Configuration Management
12 10 (8.40%) Enterprise Architecture
13 8 (6.72%) Kanban
13 8 (6.72%) Software Deployment
13 8 (6.72%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (27.73%) Java
2 32 (26.89%) Python
3 26 (21.85%) C#
4 21 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 19 (15.97%) SQL
6 16 (13.45%) Scala
7 15 (12.61%) Bash Shell
7 15 (12.61%) Perl
8 14 (11.76%) PowerShell
9 10 (8.40%) PHP
10 7 (5.88%) Groovy
11 6 (5.04%) Shell Script
11 6 (5.04%) TypeScript
12 3 (2.52%) Ruby
13 1 (0.84%) C++
13 1 (0.84%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 16 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.08%) AWS Certification
3 10 (8.40%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (5.88%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.84%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.84%) GCP
System Software
1 35 (29.41%) Docker
2 4 (3.36%) iptables
3 3 (2.52%) NFS
4 1 (0.84%) etcd
4 1 (0.84%) flannel
4 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.84%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (26.05%) Ansible
2 19 (15.97%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (14.29%) Puppet
4 7 (5.88%) Terraform
5 5 (4.20%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.52%) Oozie
7 2 (1.68%) Nagios
7 2 (1.68%) Rundeck
7 2 (1.68%) Salt
8 1 (0.84%) rkt
Vendors
1 30 (25.21%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.45%) Red Hat
3 13 (10.92%) Oracle
4 10 (8.40%) Cloudera
5 7 (5.88%) AppDynamics
6 4 (3.36%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.36%) Google
6 4 (3.36%) Remedy
6 4 (3.36%) Sitecore
6 4 (3.36%) Splunk
7 3 (2.52%) SAP
8 2 (1.68%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.68%) Cisco
8 2 (1.68%) F5
8 2 (1.68%) Juniper
8 2 (1.68%) New Relic
8 2 (1.68%) Vyatta
9 1 (0.84%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.84%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.84%) VMware