Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Architect was £590 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Development Operations Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 192 178 191
Rank change year-on-year -14 +13 -
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Architect 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.11% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.11% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
West Midlands median daily rate £590 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £475 £475 £425
90th Percentile £608 £525 £475
England median daily rate £595 £565 £575
% change year-on-year +5.31% -1.74% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,659 4,478 5,179
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 94.97% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,897 2,823 3,100
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £208 £220
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 201 229
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.88% +6.52% -8.88%
10th Percentile £10.84 £10.30 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £37.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.16
% change year-on-year +1.08% +1.90% +0.86%

DevOps Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured DevOps Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Architect in the West Midlands

DevOps Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Architect in the West Midlands

DevOps Architect
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Architect within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
Shropshire - 4 £595 -
Birmingham +7 3 - -
Coventry - 2 £500 -
DevOps Architect
England

DevOps Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, DevOps Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring DevOps Architect in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) DevOps
2 7 (77.78%) Maven
2 7 (77.78%) Jenkins
3 5 (55.56%) Deployment Automation
4 4 (44.44%) Ansible
4 4 (44.44%) JSON
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) Middleware
4 4 (44.44%) Web Services
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (33.33%) Microservices
6 2 (22.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (22.22%) Public Cloud
6 2 (22.22%) Spring Boot
6 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
6 2 (22.22%) API Design
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 2 (22.22%) JSON Schema
6 2 (22.22%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (22.22%) SaaS
6 2 (22.22%) PaaS
6 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 2 (22.22%) Puppet

DevOps Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (22.22%) JBoss
1 2 (22.22%) Mule
1 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (22.22%) IaaS
2 2 (22.22%) PaaS
2 2 (22.22%) SaaS
2 2 (22.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
1 2 (22.22%) SSL
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
1 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Jenkins
1 7 (77.78%) Maven
2 3 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (22.22%) Ant
3 2 (22.22%) Bitbucket
3 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (22.22%) Subversion
3 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) JSON
1 4 (44.44%) Middleware
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (22.22%) J2EE
2 2 (22.22%) Java EE
2 2 (22.22%) Java SE
2 2 (22.22%) JSON Schema
2 2 (22.22%) OAuth
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) Spring
2 2 (22.22%) Spring Boot
2 2 (22.22%) WSDL
2 2 (22.22%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (22.22%) Public Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) AIX
1 2 (22.22%) HPUX
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Solaris
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) DevOps
2 5 (55.56%) Deployment Automation
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) Microservices
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) API Design
5 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (22.22%) IT Governance
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Operations Management
5 2 (22.22%) Release Management
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 1 (11.11%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Groovy
2 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Ansible
2 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Atlassian
1 2 (22.22%) WSO2