Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 33 42
Rank change year-on-year -17 +9 +24
Contract jobs citing DevOps 51 86 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.96% 6.12% 5.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.73% 7.25% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 68 66
Wales median daily rate £475 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +26.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £313
90th Percentile £603 £591 £513
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £52.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -4.81% -5.45% -15.38%

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 1,079 1,186 1,174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.84% 84.35% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 863 874
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £210 £186 £235
90th Percentile £569 £550 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 47 52
Wales median hourly rate £35.50 £18.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.22% +15.20% +2.46%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.35 £10.39
90th Percentile £77.50 £60.50 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £23.38 £24.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.59% +2.08% +20.00%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -7 40 £475 - 19
West Wales -7 9 £450 -5.26% 3
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Wales region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 23 (45.10%) Ansible
1 23 (45.10%) SC Cleared
1 23 (45.10%) Security Cleared
2 22 (43.14%) Jenkins
3 21 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (39.22%) .NET
5 18 (35.29%) Linux
5 18 (35.29%) Test Automation
6 17 (33.33%) Terraform
7 14 (27.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (27.45%) Docker
7 14 (27.45%) Web Services
7 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (23.53%) Migration
8 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (21.57%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (19.61%) Java
10 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
10 10 (19.61%) Visual Studio
10 10 (19.61%) Dashboard Development
11 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
12 7 (13.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 7 (13.73%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (13.73%) Puppet
12 7 (13.73%) Windows
12 7 (13.73%) Subversion
13 6 (11.76%) Selenium
13 6 (11.76%) TDD
13 6 (11.76%) SQL

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 5 (9.80%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (7.84%) Mule
2 4 (7.84%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.84%) WildFly
3 2 (3.92%) Confluence
3 2 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.92%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 21 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (27.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (3.92%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (3.92%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.92%) Route 53
4 2 (3.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) Bluemix
5 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.96%) IaaS
5 1 (1.96%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) DSL
2 2 (3.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.84%) Couchbase
3 4 (7.84%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (43.14%) Jenkins
2 11 (21.57%) Visual Studio Team System
3 10 (19.61%) Visual Studio
4 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
5 7 (13.73%) Subversion
5 7 (13.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (11.76%) Selenium
6 6 (11.76%) TeamCity
7 4 (7.84%) MbUnit
7 4 (7.84%) Mercurial
7 4 (7.84%) MSTest
7 4 (7.84%) NUnit
7 4 (7.84%) SpecFlow
7 4 (7.84%) Vagrant
8 3 (5.88%) Cucumber
9 2 (3.92%) JIRA
9 2 (3.92%) NuGet
9 2 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.96%) Hudson
10 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Banking
2 1 (1.96%) Retail
2 1 (1.96%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (52.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (19.61%) AWS Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) Cloud Engineer
4 8 (15.69%) AWS DevOps
4 8 (15.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Consultant
5 6 (11.76%) Developer
5 6 (11.76%) DevOps Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 2 (3.92%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.92%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Lead DevOps
8 2 (3.92%) Windows DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (39.22%) .NET
2 14 (27.45%) Web Services
3 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
4 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (7.84%) CSS
4 4 (7.84%) CSS3
4 4 (7.84%) Gherkin
4 4 (7.84%) HTML
4 4 (7.84%) HTML5
4 4 (7.84%) jQuery
4 4 (7.84%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (7.84%) WCF
5 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.92%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.96%) Middleware
6 1 (1.96%) RESTful
6 1 (1.96%) Sass
6 1 (1.96%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.92%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 18 (35.29%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) Windows
3 2 (3.92%) Debian
3 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Test Automation
2 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (23.53%) Migration
4 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (19.61%) Dashboard Development
6 7 (13.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 6 (11.76%) BDD
7 6 (11.76%) Microservices
7 6 (11.76%) TDD
8 5 (9.80%) Scrum
9 4 (7.84%) ATDD
9 4 (7.84%) MVC
9 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
9 4 (7.84%) Test-First Development
9 4 (7.84%) Unit Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Web Development
10 3 (5.88%) Coaching
10 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.92%) Continuous Delivery
11 2 (3.92%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) Java
2 6 (11.76%) SQL
3 5 (9.80%) C#
3 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.84%) TypeScript
5 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.88%) Python
6 2 (3.92%) Groovy
6 2 (3.92%) Scala
6 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (45.10%) SC Cleared
1 23 (45.10%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (27.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (45.10%) Ansible
2 17 (33.33%) Terraform
3 7 (13.73%) Puppet
4 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.92%) Grafana
5 2 (3.92%) Kibana
5 2 (3.92%) Marathon
5 2 (3.92%) Mesos
5 2 (3.92%) Prometheus
5 2 (3.92%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) AppDynamics
3 2 (3.92%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco
3 2 (3.92%) F5
3 2 (3.92%) Juniper
3 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.92%) Splunk
3 2 (3.92%) Vyatta
4 1 (1.96%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.96%) Google