Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 10 July 2020 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 10 18
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 +33
Contract jobs citing DevOps 185 476 410
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.01% 10.26% 7.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.81% 11.85% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 315 247
Median daily rate £475 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £362 £363 £375
90th Percentile £575 £639 £617
England median daily rate £525 £540 £525
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £58.44
% change year-on-year -26.32% -18.72% +23.03%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,567 4,018 4,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.75% 86.61% 84.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 2,529 2,621
Median daily rate £441 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £589 £600 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 115 197
Median hourly rate £20.57 £25.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +69.50% -28.57%
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.30 £10.90
90th Percentile £46.40 £47.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate £31.94 £24.91 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.22% +13.23% -12.00%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the West Midlands

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for DevOps in the West Midlands

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in the West Midlands

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for DevOps in the West Midlands

DevOps
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 10 July 2020. 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
Coventry +13 60 £500 +5.26% 8
Birmingham -2 57 £475 -2.56% 28
Shropshire -15 29 £450 -18.63% 5
Warwickshire +8 12 £425 +18.06% 4
Solihull +11 11 £475 -24.00% 4
Wolverhampton +3 8 £550 +18.28%
Worcestershire +29 5 - - 6
Staffordshire +10 1 £425 -15.00% 6
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 144 (77.84%) Azure
2 106 (57.30%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (34.05%) SQL
4 58 (31.35%) Microsoft
5 53 (28.65%) Terraform
6 47 (25.41%) C#
7 44 (23.78%) Migration
7 44 (23.78%) PowerShell
8 41 (22.16%) .NET
9 40 (21.62%) Scrum
10 38 (20.54%) Java
10 38 (20.54%) Test Automation
11 37 (20.00%) AWS
11 37 (20.00%) PaaS
12 36 (19.46%) Jenkins
13 34 (18.38%) Docker
14 32 (17.30%) Git (software)
15 30 (16.22%) JavaScript
15 30 (16.22%) Oracle
15 30 (16.22%) Requirements Gathering
16 29 (15.68%) Power Platform
16 29 (15.68%) Power BI
16 29 (15.68%) Kubernetes
17 28 (15.14%) Security Cleared
18 27 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
19 25 (13.51%) SC Cleared
19 25 (13.51%) Ansible
20 23 (12.43%) Unix
20 23 (12.43%) Public Sector
21 22 (11.89%) TDD

DevOps
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 19 (10.27%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.57%) Confluence
3 12 (6.49%) SAS
4 10 (5.41%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.70%) Mule
6 4 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.62%) Apache
7 3 (1.62%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.54%) Documentum
8 1 (0.54%) Liferay
8 1 (0.54%) nginx
8 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.54%) Sonic ESB
8 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (11.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 144 (77.84%) Azure
2 37 (20.00%) AWS
2 37 (20.00%) PaaS
3 29 (15.68%) Power Platform
4 22 (11.89%) Dynamics 365
5 21 (11.35%) IaaS
6 16 (8.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (5.41%) Azure Functions
7 10 (5.41%) Serverless
8 9 (4.86%) GitHub
8 9 (4.86%) Logic Apps
9 7 (3.78%) SaaS
10 6 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (2.70%) Tricentis Tosca
12 4 (2.16%) Google Analytics
13 3 (1.62%) Monitis
13 3 (1.62%) Office 365
13 3 (1.62%) Slack
14 2 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.41%) Network Security
2 6 (3.24%) Firewall
3 3 (1.62%) DNS
4 2 (1.08%) RTSP
5 1 (0.54%) DMZ
5 1 (0.54%) HTTP
5 1 (0.54%) Internet
5 1 (0.54%) SSL
5 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.68%) Power BI
2 18 (9.73%) Azure SQL Database
2 18 (9.73%) Oracle Database
3 16 (8.65%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (8.65%) SQL Server
3 16 (8.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (5.95%) Amazon Redshift
4 11 (5.95%) Hadoop
5 9 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.78%) BusinessObjects XI
6 7 (3.78%) Cosmos DB
6 7 (3.78%) Pentaho
6 7 (3.78%) SAS EBI
7 6 (3.24%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (2.70%) Redis
9 4 (2.16%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.16%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (19.46%) Jenkins
2 32 (17.30%) Git (software)
3 20 (10.81%) JIRA
4 18 (9.73%) Visual Studio Team System
5 15 (8.11%) Maven
6 13 (7.03%) Bitbucket
7 12 (6.49%) Artifactory
7 12 (6.49%) Selenium
8 8 (4.32%) webpack
9 7 (3.78%) Cucumber
9 7 (3.78%) JMeter
10 5 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.70%) Toad
11 4 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (2.16%) Mocha
11 4 (2.16%) MSTest
11 4 (2.16%) NUnit
12 3 (1.62%) Apache Archiva
12 3 (1.62%) Gradle
13 2 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 23 (12.43%) Public Sector
2 12 (6.49%) Finance
3 4 (2.16%) Marketing
4 3 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.08%) Law
5 2 (1.08%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.08%) Retail
6 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (29.19%) DevOps Engineer
2 48 (25.95%) Developer
3 36 (19.46%) Azure DevOps
4 35 (18.92%) Azure Engineer
5 30 (16.22%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 15 (8.11%) Architect
7 11 (5.95%) .NET Developer
7 11 (5.95%) CRM Developer
8 10 (5.41%) Lead Developer
9 9 (4.86%) Azure Architect
9 9 (4.86%) Consultant
10 8 (4.32%) Analyst
10 8 (4.32%) Azure Developer
10 8 (4.32%) C Developer
10 8 (4.32%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.78%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (3.78%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (3.78%) Test Engineer
12 6 (3.24%) AWS Engineer
12 6 (3.24%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (22.16%) .NET
2 21 (11.35%) OAuth
2 21 (11.35%) OpenID
2 21 (11.35%) SAML
3 16 (8.65%) HTML
4 14 (7.57%) CSS
5 13 (7.03%) Node.js
5 13 (7.03%) REST
5 13 (7.03%) XML
6 12 (6.49%) JSON
7 11 (5.95%) jQuery
7 11 (5.95%) React
7 11 (5.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (4.86%) HTML5
9 8 (4.32%) Web Services
10 6 (3.24%) .NET Framework
10 6 (3.24%) ASP.NET
10 6 (3.24%) Middleware
10 6 (3.24%) SOAP
11 5 (2.70%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.95%) Public Cloud
2 9 (4.86%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.78%) Wiki
5 6 (3.24%) User Experience
6 5 (2.70%) PKI
6 5 (2.70%) Reinsurance
7 4 (2.16%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.62%) Social Media
9 2 (1.08%) CCTV
9 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.08%) MPEG
10 1 (0.54%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.54%) CMDB
10 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.54%) NHS
10 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.43%) Unix
2 19 (10.27%) Linux
2 19 (10.27%) Windows
3 9 (4.86%) Solaris
4 7 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.08%) CentOS
6 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.54%) VMS
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (57.30%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (23.78%) Migration
3 40 (21.62%) Scrum
4 38 (20.54%) Test Automation
5 30 (16.22%) Requirements Gathering
6 27 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (11.89%) TDD
8 21 (11.35%) CRM
8 21 (11.35%) Data Migration
8 21 (11.35%) Infrastructure as Code
9 20 (10.81%) Software Engineering
10 17 (9.19%) Analytics
11 16 (8.65%) ArchiMate
11 16 (8.65%) Sequence Diagram
11 16 (8.65%) UML
12 15 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (7.57%) Microservices
13 14 (7.57%) Sprint Planning
14 13 (7.03%) ETL
14 13 (7.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 63 (34.05%) SQL
2 47 (25.41%) C#
3 44 (23.78%) PowerShell
4 38 (20.54%) Java
5 30 (16.22%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.95%) PL/SQL
7 10 (5.41%) Bash Shell
7 10 (5.41%) C
7 10 (5.41%) Python
8 4 (2.16%) Go
9 3 (1.62%) Ruby
9 3 (1.62%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.08%) VB
10 2 (1.08%) VB6
11 1 (0.54%) ABAP
11 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (15.14%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.24%) ISEB
3 6 (3.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.70%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.62%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.08%) CCNA
6 2 (1.08%) CCNP
7 1 (0.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.54%) CCSP
7 1 (0.54%) CEH
7 1 (0.54%) CISM
7 1 (0.54%) CISSP
7 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.54%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.86%) SLA
2 8 (4.32%) QA
3 3 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.54%) GDPR
4 1 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.54%) NCSC
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (18.38%) Docker
2 18 (9.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.78%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 53 (28.65%) Terraform
2 29 (15.68%) Kubernetes
3 25 (13.51%) Ansible
4 9 (4.86%) Puppet
5 7 (3.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (3.24%) Grafana
6 6 (3.24%) Rancher
7 5 (2.70%) Control-M
7 5 (2.70%) Kibana
7 5 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.16%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.62%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (1.62%) SCCM
10 2 (1.08%) Consul
10 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.08%) Packer
11 1 (0.54%) Graphite
11 1 (0.54%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.54%) logstash
11 1 (0.54%) QRadar
Vendors
1 58 (31.35%) Microsoft
2 30 (16.22%) Oracle
3 11 (5.95%) Cloudera
4 7 (3.78%) CommVault
5 5 (2.70%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.70%) Sitecore
5 5 (2.70%) webMethods
6 4 (2.16%) Google
6 4 (2.16%) Trillium
7 3 (1.62%) Birst
7 3 (1.62%) Infor
7 3 (1.62%) SAP
8 2 (1.08%) Databricks
8 2 (1.08%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.08%) Splunk
8 2 (1.08%) Tableau
8 2 (1.08%) VMware
8 2 (1.08%) WSO2
9 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.54%) Pega