Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 64 25
Rank change year-on-year +43 -39 +12
Contract jobs citing DevOps 121 28 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.91% 2.45% 6.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.96% 2.89% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 22 52
Wales median daily rate £500 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -2.63% +26.67%
10th Percentile £363 £205 £363
90th Percentile £618 £536 £573
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 £48.75 £46.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +4.84% -15.45% +10.00%

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 1,350 968 970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.29% 84.69% 82.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 975 668 673
Wales median daily rate £413 £380 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% -2.56% +7.59%
10th Percentile £286 £192 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 60 46
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £24.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.94% +68.97% +4.05%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.28
90th Percentile £27.80 £58.75 £66.25
UK median hourly rate £20.55 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.38% +6.67% +2.69%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +35 107 £475 +2.70% 27
West Wales +10 3 £513 +7.89% 4
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 63 (52.07%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (41.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (40.50%) Java
4 48 (39.67%) Git (software)
5 42 (34.71%) Jenkins
6 41 (33.88%) Ansible
6 41 (33.88%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (33.06%) Linux
8 36 (29.75%) Amazon AWS
9 33 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
10 30 (24.79%) Python
11 28 (23.14%) Test Automation
12 27 (22.31%) Docker
12 27 (22.31%) Microservices
12 27 (22.31%) Microsoft
13 26 (21.49%) C#
14 24 (19.83%) Deployment Automation
15 23 (19.01%) Puppet
16 22 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
16 22 (18.18%) JBoss
16 22 (18.18%) Red Hat
17 21 (17.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 20 (16.53%) Bash Shell
18 20 (16.53%) Middleware
19 19 (15.70%) JIRA
19 19 (15.70%) Scrum
19 19 (15.70%) SDLC
20 18 (14.88%) DNS
20 18 (14.88%) TCP/IP
20 18 (14.88%) JavaScript

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 22 (18.18%) JBoss
2 17 (14.05%) Apache
3 13 (10.74%) Confluence
4 8 (6.61%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (5.79%) Mule
6 6 (4.96%) Tomcat
7 5 (4.13%) WildFly
8 4 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (3.31%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (3.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (2.48%) CMS
9 3 (2.48%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (2.48%) WebLogic
9 3 (2.48%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.65%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (1.65%) Mule ESB
11 1 (0.83%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.83%) FileNet
11 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 50 (41.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (29.75%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.79%) OpenShift
4 6 (4.96%) IaaS
4 6 (4.96%) PaaS
5 5 (4.13%) GitHub
6 3 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.48%) NuGet
6 3 (2.48%) Serverless
7 2 (1.65%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.65%) Heroku
7 2 (1.65%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.88%) DNS
1 18 (14.88%) TCP/IP
2 17 (14.05%) HTTP
3 6 (4.96%) Internet
4 5 (4.13%) tcpdump
5 4 (3.31%) OpenVPN
5 4 (3.31%) SSH
5 4 (3.31%) VPN
6 2 (1.65%) Firewall
7 1 (0.83%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.13%) Big Data
3 4 (3.31%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (3.31%) Apache Hive
3 4 (3.31%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.65%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (1.65%) GIS
4 2 (1.65%) MySQL
4 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.83%) Event Store
5 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.83%) Power BI
5 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (39.67%) Git (software)
2 42 (34.71%) Jenkins
3 19 (15.70%) JIRA
4 15 (12.40%) Maven
5 12 (9.92%) SonarQube
6 11 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (8.26%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (7.44%) Artifactory
9 8 (6.61%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (5.79%) Ant
11 6 (4.96%) Subversion
11 6 (4.96%) TeamCity
12 5 (4.13%) Bitbucket
12 5 (4.13%) Hudson
12 5 (4.13%) Selenium
13 4 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio
14 3 (2.48%) Mercurial
14 3 (2.48%) Vagrant
15 2 (1.65%) CF BOSH
General
1 14 (11.57%) Finance
2 6 (4.96%) Banking
3 5 (4.13%) Marketing
4 3 (2.48%) Electronics
4 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Back Office
5 1 (0.83%) Games
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (47.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (10.74%) Cloud Engineer
3 12 (9.92%) Senior DevOps
4 11 (9.09%) Developer
4 11 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 11 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (8.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) Test Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) Architect
8 7 (5.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 7 (5.79%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Administrator
9 6 (4.96%) Azure DevOps
9 6 (4.96%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (4.13%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.13%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.31%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.53%) Middleware
2 14 (11.57%) RESTful
3 13 (10.74%) .NET
3 13 (10.74%) HTML
4 12 (9.92%) CSS
5 11 (9.09%) J2EE
5 11 (9.09%) Web Services
6 6 (4.96%) AngularJS
6 6 (4.96%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (4.96%) JSON
6 6 (4.96%) YAML
7 5 (4.13%) REST
7 5 (4.13%) SOAP
8 4 (3.31%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (3.31%) React
9 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.48%) Aurelia
9 3 (2.48%) jQuery
9 3 (2.48%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (2.48%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (4.96%) Cloud Native
3 5 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.31%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.31%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (33.06%) Linux
2 21 (17.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (9.92%) Unix
4 5 (4.13%) Windows
5 4 (3.31%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.48%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.83%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (52.07%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (33.88%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
4 28 (23.14%) Test Automation
5 27 (22.31%) Microservices
6 24 (19.83%) Deployment Automation
7 19 (15.70%) Scrum
7 19 (15.70%) SDLC
8 14 (11.57%) Configuration Management
9 13 (10.74%) TDD
10 12 (9.92%) Migration
10 12 (9.92%) Secure Coding
10 12 (9.92%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
11 11 (9.09%) Load Balancing
12 10 (8.26%) Mentoring
12 10 (8.26%) SOA
13 9 (7.44%) Open Source
13 9 (7.44%) Performance Testing
14 8 (6.61%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 49 (40.50%) Java
2 30 (24.79%) Python
3 26 (21.49%) C#
4 20 (16.53%) Bash Shell
5 18 (14.88%) JavaScript
6 17 (14.05%) Perl
6 17 (14.05%) PowerShell
7 12 (9.92%) SQL
8 10 (8.26%) PHP
9 6 (4.96%) Groovy
10 5 (4.13%) Ruby
10 5 (4.13%) Scala
10 5 (4.13%) Shell Script
10 5 (4.13%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.48%) Java 8
12 2 (1.65%) Java 9
12 2 (1.65%) R
13 1 (0.83%) C
13 1 (0.83%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (12.40%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.09%) AWS Certification
3 9 (7.44%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (5.79%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.48%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.44%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (22.31%) Docker
2 5 (4.13%) iptables
3 3 (2.48%) NFS
4 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.83%) etcd
5 1 (0.83%) flannel
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.83%) vSphere
5 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 41 (33.88%) Ansible
2 23 (19.01%) Puppet
3 22 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (11.57%) Kubernetes
4 14 (11.57%) Terraform
5 4 (3.31%) Rundeck
6 2 (1.65%) Kibana
6 2 (1.65%) logstash
6 2 (1.65%) Nagios
7 1 (0.83%) Packer
7 1 (0.83%) rkt
7 1 (0.83%) SCCM
7 1 (0.83%) SCOM
7 1 (0.83%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.83%) SCSM
Vendors
1 27 (22.31%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 9 (7.44%) Oracle
4 6 (4.96%) AppDynamics
5 5 (4.13%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.31%) Remedy
6 4 (3.31%) VMware
7 3 (2.48%) Cloudera
7 3 (2.48%) Google
7 3 (2.48%) SAP
7 3 (2.48%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.65%) ESRI
8 2 (1.65%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.65%) IBM
8 2 (1.65%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.65%) New Relic
8 2 (1.65%) Splunk
9 1 (0.83%) Citrix