Period
to 8 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 8 December 2019 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 40 31
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9 +6
Contract jobs citing DevOps 23 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 6.32% 1.58% 4.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.57% 1.78% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 10
Watford median daily rate £480 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -9.09% +8.64%
10th Percentile £425 £428 £413
90th Percentile £575 £573 £607
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £475 £525
% change year-on-year -5.26% -9.52% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £50.00 -

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 Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 304 337 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 83.52% 88.92% 89.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 225 172
Watford median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £287 £300 £201
90th Percentile £550 £550 £588
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 14
Watford median hourly rate £30.00 £22.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.83% +23.61% +33.33%
10th Percentile £21.35 £16.63 £14.68
90th Percentile £36.75 £43.13 £40.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.25 £17.71 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.60% -6.79% -36.13%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Watford

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in Watford

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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 Watford region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) Ansible
3 13 (56.52%) Jenkins
4 10 (43.48%) Azure
4 10 (43.48%) AWS
5 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (39.13%) Git (software)
5 9 (39.13%) .NET
6 8 (34.78%) C#
6 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
6 8 (34.78%) Docker
6 8 (34.78%) Terraform
7 7 (30.43%) Puppet
8 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (26.09%) Ruby
9 5 (21.74%) Ubuntu
9 5 (21.74%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (21.74%) Windows
9 5 (21.74%) Linux
9 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
9 5 (21.74%) Contingency Planning
10 4 (17.39%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
10 4 (17.39%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (17.39%) MSBuild
10 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
10 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
10 4 (17.39%) IIS
10 4 (17.39%) Web Services

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) AWS
1 10 (43.48%) Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Data Lake Analytics
2 2 (8.70%) Power Platform
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon ECS
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (4.35%) Route 53
3 1 (4.35%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Big Data
1 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Data Lake
2 2 (8.70%) Power BI
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Jenkins
2 9 (39.13%) Git (software)
3 4 (17.39%) JIRA
3 4 (17.39%) MSBuild
3 4 (17.39%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (8.70%) GitLab
5 2 (8.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.35%) webpack
General
1 3 (13.04%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Games
3 1 (4.35%) Publishing
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Senior DevOps
2 5 (21.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) DevOps Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.35%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Azure DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cloud Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) OSS Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Release Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (21.74%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (17.39%) Web Services
5 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
5 3 (13.04%) Node.js
5 3 (13.04%) React
5 3 (13.04%) RESTful
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Core
6 2 (8.70%) JSON
6 2 (8.70%) SOAP
6 2 (8.70%) WebSockets
6 2 (8.70%) XML
6 2 (8.70%) XSD
7 1 (4.35%) CSS
7 1 (4.35%) HTML
7 1 (4.35%) J2EE
7 1 (4.35%) LESS
7 1 (4.35%) REST
7 1 (4.35%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Native
2 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
1 5 (21.74%) Ubuntu
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (21.74%) Contingency Planning
3 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
4 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
4 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
4 4 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (17.39%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 3 (13.04%) Analytics
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure as Code
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Automation
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) SDLC
5 3 (13.04%) Software Delivery
5 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.70%) API Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Microservices
6 2 (8.70%) Open Source
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) C#
1 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
2 6 (26.09%) Ruby
3 3 (13.04%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) Python
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Erlang
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
4 1 (4.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CCNA
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) LXC
Systems Management
1 14 (60.87%) Ansible
2 8 (34.78%) Terraform
3 7 (30.43%) Puppet
4 3 (13.04%) Kubernetes
5 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (4.35%) Consul
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) EMC
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
2 2 (8.70%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) IBM