Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 52 34
Rank change year-on-year +25 -18 -2
Contract jobs citing DevOps 115 43 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.64% 3.48% 6.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.60% 4.20% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 32 65
Wales median daily rate £519 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.21% - +26.67%
10th Percentile £373 £413 £363
90th Percentile £700 £575 £622
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £48.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year -28.21% -11.36% -

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 1,513 1,025 1,202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.36% 82.93% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,047 684 853
Wales median daily rate £425 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £285 £181 £211
90th Percentile £588 £559 £562
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 52
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £22.69 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.89% +23.48% +14.84%
10th Percentile £10.79 £13.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £37.25 £53.35 £62.38
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.33% +6.76% +2.27%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +22 101 £500 +5.26% 23
West Wales +2 8 £750 +71.43% 5
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 56 (48.70%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (43.48%) Ansible
3 44 (38.26%) Jenkins
4 43 (37.39%) Linux
5 37 (32.17%) Java
6 34 (29.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 31 (26.96%) Amazon AWS
7 31 (26.96%) Git (software)
7 31 (26.96%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (20.87%) Puppet
8 24 (20.87%) JBoss
9 23 (20.00%) Scrum
9 23 (20.00%) JIRA
9 23 (20.00%) Docker
10 22 (19.13%) Python
11 21 (18.26%) Test Automation
12 20 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (17.39%) Red Hat
13 19 (16.52%) Terraform
14 18 (15.65%) Continuous Delivery
14 18 (15.65%) Maven
15 17 (14.78%) Unix
15 17 (14.78%) Kubernetes
16 16 (13.91%) C#
16 16 (13.91%) .NET
16 16 (13.91%) SOA
16 16 (13.91%) HTTP
16 16 (13.91%) Finance
16 16 (13.91%) Visual Studio Team System
16 16 (13.91%) Open Source

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 24 (20.87%) JBoss
2 16 (13.91%) Confluence
3 12 (10.43%) Apache
4 5 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (3.48%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.48%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (3.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.61%) Mule
6 3 (2.61%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.61%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.74%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (1.74%) IIS
7 2 (1.74%) Mule ESB
7 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.87%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.87%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.87%) FileNet
8 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.87%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 34 (29.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (26.96%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (8.70%) IaaS
3 10 (8.70%) PaaS
3 10 (8.70%) SaaS
4 8 (6.96%) GitHub
5 4 (3.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.61%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.61%) Serverless
7 2 (1.74%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.74%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.74%) NuGet
7 2 (1.74%) Office 365
8 1 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.91%) HTTP
2 15 (13.04%) DNS
2 15 (13.04%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.35%) tcpdump
4 4 (3.48%) SSH
5 3 (2.61%) Internet
5 3 (2.61%) OpenVPN
5 3 (2.61%) VPN
6 2 (1.74%) DSL
6 2 (1.74%) Firewall
7 1 (0.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.35%) Big Data
3 4 (3.48%) Apache Hive
3 4 (3.48%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.61%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (2.61%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.74%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (1.74%) GIS
5 2 (1.74%) MySQL
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.87%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.87%) Event Store
6 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 44 (38.26%) Jenkins
2 31 (26.96%) Git (software)
3 23 (20.00%) JIRA
4 18 (15.65%) Maven
5 16 (13.91%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (12.17%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (10.43%) Ant
8 9 (7.83%) Subversion
9 8 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (6.96%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.48%) Artifactory
10 4 (3.48%) Mercurial
10 4 (3.48%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.61%) GitLab
11 3 (2.61%) Hudson
11 3 (2.61%) Selenium
11 3 (2.61%) SonarQube
11 3 (2.61%) Vagrant
12 2 (1.74%) Bitbucket
12 2 (1.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (13.91%) Finance
2 7 (6.09%) Banking
3 2 (1.74%) Legal
4 1 (0.87%) Back Office
4 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Law
Job Titles
1 37 (32.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (19.13%) Architect
3 10 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 10 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (7.83%) Cloud Engineer
4 9 (7.83%) Developer
5 8 (6.96%) Build Engineer
5 8 (6.96%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (6.96%) Technical Architect
6 7 (6.09%) Consultant
6 7 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.22%) Administrator
7 6 (5.22%) Deployment Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (5.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 5 (4.35%) Platform Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (3.48%) Data Architect
9 4 (3.48%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.91%) .NET
2 14 (12.17%) Middleware
3 8 (6.96%) J2EE
3 8 (6.96%) JSON
3 8 (6.96%) SOAP
4 7 (6.09%) XML
5 6 (5.22%) WSDL
6 5 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (4.35%) RESTful
7 4 (3.48%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.48%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (2.61%) LDAP
8 3 (2.61%) OAuth
8 3 (2.61%) REST
8 3 (2.61%) WebCenter
9 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.74%) CSS
9 2 (1.74%) HTML
9 2 (1.74%) LAMP
9 2 (1.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.09%) Public Cloud
2 4 (3.48%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (3.48%) Reference Data
3 3 (2.61%) Cloud Native
3 3 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (37.39%) Linux
2 20 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (14.78%) Unix
4 8 (6.96%) Windows
5 3 (2.61%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (48.70%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.96%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (20.00%) Scrum
4 21 (18.26%) Test Automation
5 18 (15.65%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (13.91%) Open Source
6 16 (13.91%) SOA
7 15 (13.04%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.70%) TDD
9 8 (6.96%) Load Balancing
9 8 (6.96%) Microservices
9 8 (6.96%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (6.96%) SDLC
9 8 (6.96%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.09%) Identity Management
10 7 (6.09%) Mentoring
10 7 (6.09%) Project Management
10 7 (6.09%) Waterfall
11 6 (5.22%) Risk Management
12 5 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 37 (32.17%) Java
2 22 (19.13%) Python
3 16 (13.91%) C#
4 15 (13.04%) PowerShell
5 14 (12.17%) Bash Shell
6 9 (7.83%) Perl
6 9 (7.83%) SQL
7 7 (6.09%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.35%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.48%) Java 8
10 3 (2.61%) C
10 3 (2.61%) Groovy
10 3 (2.61%) Ruby
10 3 (2.61%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.74%) Java 9
11 2 (1.74%) R
12 1 (0.87%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (5.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.48%) CISSP
2 4 (3.48%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.48%) TOGAF Certification
3 3 (2.61%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.74%) Degree
4 2 (1.74%) MCP
4 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.74%) RHCSA
4 2 (1.74%) SSCP
5 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.96%) QA
2 4 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.48%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.74%) SLA
4 1 (0.87%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (20.00%) Docker
2 6 (5.22%) Postfix
2 6 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.35%) iptables
3 5 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.35%) vSphere
4 3 (2.61%) NFS
5 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.87%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 50 (43.48%) Ansible
2 24 (20.87%) Puppet
3 19 (16.52%) Terraform
4 17 (14.78%) Kubernetes
5 13 (11.30%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (10.43%) Rundeck
7 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.74%) Kibana
8 2 (1.74%) logstash
8 2 (1.74%) Mesos
9 1 (0.87%) Nagios
9 1 (0.87%) Packer
9 1 (0.87%) SCCM
9 1 (0.87%) SCOM
9 1 (0.87%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.87%) SCSM
Vendors
1 20 (17.39%) Red Hat
2 13 (11.30%) Oracle
3 10 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.83%) VMware
5 6 (5.22%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.61%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.74%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.74%) ESRI
7 2 (1.74%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.74%) IBM
7 2 (1.74%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.74%) Remedy
7 2 (1.74%) SAP
8 1 (0.87%) Citrix
8 1 (0.87%) Google
8 1 (0.87%) New Relic
8 1 (0.87%) Splunk