Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 31 63
Rank change year-on-year +20 +32 +69
Contract jobs citing DevOps 471 242 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.67% 5.13% 3.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.14% 6.13% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 177 104
West Midlands median daily rate £486 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.75% +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £369 £381 £375
90th Percentile £608 £663 £575
England median daily rate £530 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £31.31 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £54.50
% change year-on-year -29.29% -9.17% -9.17%

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 4,229 3,947 4,611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.84% 83.64% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,635 2,525 2,776
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £239 £250
90th Percentile £575 £547 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 144 147
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £23.99 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.31% +26.66% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.12
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +5.56%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in the West Midlands

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 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 +3 266 £470 -6.00% 12
Birmingham +5 96 £525 +5.00% 54
Coventry +18 53 £500 - 10
Warwickshire +11 25 £500 +5.26% 14
Solihull - 7 £650 - 8
Staffordshire -19 2 - - 4
Wolverhampton +2 1 £465 +3.33% 1
Worcestershire - 1 £475 -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 302 (64.12%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (40.55%) Jenkins
3 179 (38.00%) Amazon AWS
4 172 (36.52%) Java
5 166 (35.24%) Docker
6 160 (33.97%) Microsoft Azure
7 156 (33.12%) Git (software)
8 150 (31.85%) Microservices
9 131 (27.81%) Ansible
10 127 (26.96%) Linux
11 125 (26.54%) Scrum
12 123 (26.11%) Test Automation
13 116 (24.63%) Puppet
14 105 (22.29%) Continuous Integration
15 101 (21.44%) Python
16 100 (21.23%) Maven
17 96 (20.38%) Windows
18 95 (20.17%) TDD
19 91 (19.32%) Configuration Management
20 87 (18.47%) JavaScript
21 85 (18.05%) JIRA
22 83 (17.62%) Cucumber
23 81 (17.20%) Google
24 79 (16.77%) Perl
25 77 (16.35%) REST
26 74 (15.71%) Open Source
27 73 (15.50%) Spring
27 73 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
28 70 (14.86%) Selenium
28 70 (14.86%) Kanban

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 64 (13.59%) Confluence
2 30 (6.37%) Tomcat
3 26 (5.52%) Documentum
4 23 (4.88%) nginx
5 19 (4.03%) Apache
6 15 (3.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (2.97%) JBoss
7 14 (2.97%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.91%) CMS
9 8 (1.70%) SharePoint
10 6 (1.27%) Mule
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.64%) Anypoint
12 3 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.42%) Drupal
13 2 (0.42%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.42%) SAS
13 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.42%) Traefik
13 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.64%) SAP BPC
2 3 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.21%) assyst
3 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 179 (38.00%) Amazon AWS
2 160 (33.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (10.40%) GitHub
4 32 (6.79%) Google Analytics
4 32 (6.79%) PaaS
5 31 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (5.52%) IaaS
7 21 (4.46%) SaaS
8 19 (4.03%) Serverless
9 16 (3.40%) Office 365
10 13 (2.76%) Slack
11 12 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
15 4 (0.85%) Azure Functions
16 3 (0.64%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.64%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.52%) SSL
1 26 (5.52%) TCP/IP
2 23 (4.88%) HTTP
3 12 (2.55%) Skype
4 11 (2.34%) Firewall
5 9 (1.91%) DNS
6 8 (1.70%) VLAN
7 5 (1.06%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (0.85%) Network Security
9 3 (0.64%) SAN
9 3 (0.64%) VPN
10 2 (0.42%) Internet
10 2 (0.42%) VoIP
11 1 (0.21%) 3G
11 1 (0.21%) 4G
11 1 (0.21%) DHCP
11 1 (0.21%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.21%) SMS
11 1 (0.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (10.83%) MongoDB
2 47 (9.98%) NoSQL
3 38 (8.07%) Relational Database
4 29 (6.16%) SQL Server
5 27 (5.73%) Hadoop
6 26 (5.52%) RDBMS
7 25 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (5.10%) Oracle Database
9 21 (4.46%) Big Data
10 16 (3.40%) MySQL
11 15 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (1.70%) Cosmos DB
14 7 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
15 5 (1.06%) Apache Hive
15 5 (1.06%) Impala
16 3 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
17 2 (0.42%) Amazon Athena
17 2 (0.42%) Electronic Patient Records
17 2 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 191 (40.55%) Jenkins
2 156 (33.12%) Git (software)
3 100 (21.23%) Maven
4 85 (18.05%) JIRA
5 83 (17.62%) Cucumber
6 70 (14.86%) Selenium
7 49 (10.40%) Sonatype Nexus
8 42 (8.92%) IntelliJ
8 42 (8.92%) Subversion
9 38 (8.07%) Ant
10 37 (7.86%) gulp
11 33 (7.01%) Gatling
12 32 (6.79%) Sublime Text
13 30 (6.37%) Visual Studio Team System
14 27 (5.73%) Bitbucket
15 21 (4.46%) SonarQube
15 21 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
16 20 (4.25%) Grunt
16 20 (4.25%) WebDriver
17 19 (4.03%) Artifactory
General
1 19 (4.03%) Finance
2 8 (1.70%) Automotive
2 8 (1.70%) Retail
3 6 (1.27%) Aerospace
3 6 (1.27%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.27%) Marketing
4 4 (0.85%) Publishing
5 2 (0.42%) Electronics
5 2 (0.42%) Law
5 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.21%) Advertising
6 1 (0.21%) Back Office
6 1 (0.21%) Banking
6 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 158 (33.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 139 (29.51%) Developer
3 57 (12.10%) Architect
4 46 (9.77%) AWS DevOps
5 44 (9.34%) Java Developer
6 43 (9.13%) AWS Engineer
7 42 (8.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 25 (5.31%) Scala Developer
9 24 (5.10%) Agile Developer
10 23 (4.88%) Azure DevOps
11 22 (4.67%) Software Engineer
12 20 (4.25%) Tester
13 19 (4.03%) Senior DevOps
14 17 (3.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 17 (3.61%) Azure Engineer
15 16 (3.40%) Agile Java Developer
15 16 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
16 15 (3.18%) Cloud Architect
16 15 (3.18%) Consultant
16 15 (3.18%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (16.35%) REST
2 73 (15.50%) Spring
3 67 (14.23%) JSON
4 64 (13.59%) Spring Boot
5 51 (10.83%) Node.js
6 48 (10.19%) Middleware
7 47 (9.98%) HTML
8 46 (9.77%) CSS
9 40 (8.49%) Web Services
10 39 (8.28%) .NET
11 37 (7.86%) Gherkin
12 36 (7.64%) Apache Camel
12 36 (7.64%) XML
13 33 (7.01%) Play Framework
14 32 (6.79%) HTML5
15 31 (6.58%) AngularJS
16 29 (6.16%) RESTful
17 27 (5.73%) SOAP
18 26 (5.52%) Swagger
19 24 (5.10%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.07%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (4.67%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (3.61%) Public Cloud
5 14 (2.97%) User Experience
6 13 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (2.12%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.70%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.27%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.85%) PKI
13 3 (0.64%) Replication
14 2 (0.42%) Data Structures
15 1 (0.21%) Cyberthreat
15 1 (0.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 1 (0.21%) SCADA
15 1 (0.21%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 127 (26.96%) Linux
2 96 (20.38%) Windows
3 38 (8.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (7.64%) Unix
5 19 (4.03%) Ubuntu
6 12 (2.55%) Mac OS
7 10 (2.12%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (1.06%) Solaris
9 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.64%) AIX
11 3 (0.64%) CentOS
11 3 (0.64%) HPUX
12 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.21%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.21%) VMS
12 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (64.12%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (31.85%) Microservices
3 125 (26.54%) Scrum
4 123 (26.11%) Test Automation
5 105 (22.29%) Continuous Integration
6 95 (20.17%) TDD
7 91 (19.32%) Configuration Management
8 74 (15.71%) Open Source
9 73 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
10 70 (14.86%) Kanban
11 65 (13.80%) SOA
12 55 (11.68%) Test Strategy
13 52 (11.04%) Deployment Automation
14 48 (10.19%) Analytics
15 44 (9.34%) Process Improvement
16 38 (8.07%) Mentoring
17 32 (6.79%) Continuous Deployment
17 32 (6.79%) Service Delivery
17 32 (6.79%) Task Automation
18 31 (6.58%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 172 (36.52%) Java
2 101 (21.44%) Python
3 87 (18.47%) JavaScript
4 79 (16.77%) Perl
5 60 (12.74%) SQL
6 52 (11.04%) Ruby
7 50 (10.62%) C#
8 46 (9.77%) PowerShell
9 38 (8.07%) Groovy
10 36 (7.64%) Scala
11 25 (5.31%) Bash Shell
12 19 (4.03%) Haskell
13 18 (3.82%) Java 8
14 11 (2.34%) PHP
15 10 (2.12%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.27%) PL/SQL
17 5 (1.06%) Apex Code
18 3 (0.64%) XPath
19 2 (0.42%) Go
20 1 (0.21%) Korn
Qualifications
1 27 (5.73%) Degree
2 15 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (2.76%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.27%) OCP
5 6 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (0.85%) CEH
6 4 (0.85%) CISM
6 4 (0.85%) CISSP
6 4 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.42%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.42%) ISEB
7 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.42%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.21%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (0.21%) CITP
8 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.03%) QA
2 6 (1.27%) GDPR
3 5 (1.06%) SLA
4 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 166 (35.24%) Docker
2 13 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.21%) etcd
7 1 (0.21%) NFS
7 1 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 131 (27.81%) Ansible
2 116 (24.63%) Puppet
3 54 (11.46%) Kubernetes
4 50 (10.62%) Terraform
5 40 (8.49%) ZABBIX
6 39 (8.28%) Grafana
7 35 (7.43%) Kibana
8 32 (6.79%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (5.31%) Salt
10 20 (4.25%) Graphite
11 19 (4.03%) Docker Swarm
12 15 (3.18%) Nagios
13 7 (1.49%) Data Guard
13 7 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 5 (1.06%) Prometheus
14 5 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.85%) Rundeck
16 2 (0.42%) Icinga
16 2 (0.42%) Mesos
16 2 (0.42%) Packer
Vendors
1 81 (17.20%) Google
2 55 (11.68%) Oracle
3 41 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 41 (8.70%) WSO2
4 39 (8.28%) Red Hat
5 38 (8.07%) Splunk
6 25 (5.31%) Atlassian
7 21 (4.46%) Pega
8 10 (2.12%) SAP
9 9 (1.91%) MuleSoft
10 8 (1.70%) Riverbed
11 6 (1.27%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.27%) IBM
11 6 (1.27%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.06%) VMware
13 4 (0.85%) Adobe
13 4 (0.85%) webMethods
14 3 (0.64%) HP
14 3 (0.64%) hybris