Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 35 51
Rank change year-on-year +16 +16 +96
Contract jobs citing DevOps 414 206 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.07% 4.61% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.60% 5.49% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 157 137
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £375 £381 £316
90th Percentile £600 £588 £538
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +22.22%

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 4,313 3,754 5,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.11% 83.98% 83.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,571 2,359 3,102
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £245 £250
90th Percentile £575 £546 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 141 125
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +25.00% -18.18%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.50 £40.18
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 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
Shropshire +3 209 £498 -2.93% 19
Birmingham +4 87 £525 +10.53% 39
Coventry +7 47 £575 +9.52% 7
Warwickshire +14 25 £461 +8.53% 4
Solihull - 8 £425 - 5
Staffordshire -4 1 - - 2
Worcestershire - 1 £550 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £495 -
Herefordshire - 1 £375 -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 248 (59.90%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (38.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 144 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
4 139 (33.57%) Continuous Integration
5 130 (31.40%) Linux
6 124 (29.95%) Jenkins
7 122 (29.47%) Docker
8 118 (28.50%) Windows
9 115 (27.78%) Puppet
10 109 (26.33%) Java
11 104 (25.12%) Git (software)
12 102 (24.64%) Test Automation
13 101 (24.40%) Ansible
14 97 (23.43%) Microservices
15 89 (21.50%) Configuration Management
16 81 (19.57%) Python
17 77 (18.60%) Scrum
18 67 (16.18%) Microsoft
19 66 (15.94%) JIRA
20 63 (15.22%) Selenium
21 62 (14.98%) C#
22 59 (14.25%) JavaScript
22 59 (14.25%) TDD
23 56 (13.53%) .NET
24 55 (13.29%) SQL Server
25 54 (13.04%) Cucumber
26 53 (12.80%) SQL
27 52 (12.56%) Confluence
28 50 (12.08%) Open Source
28 50 (12.08%) Opscode Chef

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 52 (12.56%) Confluence
2 29 (7.00%) nginx
2 29 (7.00%) Tomcat
3 26 (6.28%) Apache
4 24 (5.80%) WebLogic
5 18 (4.35%) JBoss
6 15 (3.62%) SharePoint
7 14 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (2.66%) Documentum
9 7 (1.69%) IIS
10 6 (1.45%) CMS
11 5 (1.21%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.97%) Mule
12 4 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.97%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.72%) Drupal
14 2 (0.48%) EPiServer
14 2 (0.48%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.72%) Open Workbench
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.72%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 160 (38.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 144 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (9.42%) Cloud Computing
4 38 (9.18%) GitHub
5 36 (8.70%) PaaS
6 33 (7.97%) IaaS
7 29 (7.00%) SaaS
8 26 (6.28%) Google Analytics
9 20 (4.83%) Office 365
10 17 (4.11%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (2.90%) Amazon S3
11 12 (2.90%) Route 53
12 11 (2.66%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (2.17%) Slack
15 8 (1.93%) Serverless
16 7 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
17 4 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
17 4 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.45%) SSL
2 31 (7.49%) TCP/IP
3 27 (6.52%) HTTP
4 11 (2.66%) DNS
5 8 (1.93%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (1.69%) Skype
7 6 (1.45%) Firewall
8 5 (1.21%) Network Security
9 4 (0.97%) SSH
10 3 (0.72%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (0.72%) Internet
10 3 (0.72%) SAN
11 2 (0.48%) DHCP
11 2 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.48%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.48%) SMS
11 2 (0.48%) VPN
12 1 (0.24%) DSL
12 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 38 (9.18%) MongoDB
3 30 (7.25%) NoSQL
4 20 (4.83%) MySQL
4 20 (4.83%) Oracle Database
5 17 (4.11%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.42%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.97%) Redis
10 3 (0.72%) Big Data
10 3 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.48%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.24%) Bigtable
12 1 (0.24%) Cloud Spanner
12 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 124 (29.95%) Jenkins
2 104 (25.12%) Git (software)
3 66 (15.94%) JIRA
4 63 (15.22%) Selenium
5 54 (13.04%) Cucumber
6 46 (11.11%) Subversion
7 42 (10.14%) Maven
8 37 (8.94%) Bitbucket
9 36 (8.70%) IntelliJ
10 31 (7.49%) gulp
11 30 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 29 (7.00%) Gatling
12 29 (7.00%) Visual Studio Team System
13 26 (6.28%) Sublime Text
14 25 (6.04%) Sonatype Nexus
15 23 (5.56%) Visual Studio
16 22 (5.31%) Ant
16 22 (5.31%) Grunt
17 19 (4.59%) Karma Test Runner
18 18 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (5.31%) Finance
2 5 (1.21%) Marketing
3 4 (0.97%) Aerospace
3 4 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.72%) Law
4 3 (0.72%) Retail
4 3 (0.72%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.48%) Automotive
5 2 (0.48%) Back Office
5 2 (0.48%) Banking
6 1 (0.24%) Electronics
6 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 136 (32.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 96 (23.19%) Developer
3 55 (13.29%) AWS DevOps
4 45 (10.87%) AWS Engineer
5 44 (10.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 43 (10.39%) Architect
7 36 (8.70%) Azure DevOps
8 29 (7.00%) Azure Engineer
8 29 (7.00%) Java Developer
9 27 (6.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 27 (6.52%) Cloud Engineer
10 20 (4.83%) Software Engineer
11 19 (4.59%) Consultant
12 18 (4.35%) Agile Developer
13 17 (4.11%) Scala Developer
14 16 (3.86%) Agile Java Developer
14 16 (3.86%) Senior DevOps
15 15 (3.62%) DevOps Architect
15 15 (3.62%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 12 (2.90%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (13.53%) .NET
2 48 (11.59%) Node.js
2 48 (11.59%) Spring
3 42 (10.14%) JSON
3 42 (10.14%) Middleware
4 41 (9.90%) CSS
4 41 (9.90%) HTML
5 40 (9.66%) REST
6 38 (9.18%) Spring Boot
7 36 (8.70%) AngularJS
8 34 (8.21%) Web Services
9 30 (7.25%) Gherkin
9 30 (7.25%) XML
10 27 (6.52%) HTML5
11 25 (6.04%) jQuery
12 24 (5.80%) J2EE
13 23 (5.56%) SOAP
14 22 (5.31%) Play Framework
15 21 (5.07%) Hibernate
16 20 (4.83%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.97%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (5.07%) Public Cloud
3 15 (3.62%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.21%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.21%) PKI
8 4 (0.97%) User Experience
9 3 (0.72%) Clustering
9 3 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.48%) NHS
10 2 (0.48%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.48%) Replication
10 2 (0.48%) Wiki
11 1 (0.24%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.24%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.24%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 130 (31.40%) Linux
2 118 (28.50%) Windows
3 40 (9.66%) Windows Server
4 39 (9.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (8.45%) Unix
6 23 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (5.31%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.69%) Mac OS
9 6 (1.45%) Solaris
10 5 (1.21%) VMS
10 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.97%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.72%) AIX
12 3 (0.72%) CentOS
12 3 (0.72%) HPUX
13 2 (0.48%) Debian
14 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (59.90%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (33.57%) Continuous Integration
3 102 (24.64%) Test Automation
4 97 (23.43%) Microservices
5 89 (21.50%) Configuration Management
6 77 (18.60%) Scrum
7 59 (14.25%) TDD
8 50 (12.08%) Open Source
9 44 (10.63%) Continuous Deployment
10 43 (10.39%) Test Strategy
11 42 (10.14%) Deployment Automation
12 38 (9.18%) Mentoring
13 36 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (8.45%) Kanban
15 34 (8.21%) SDLC
16 32 (7.73%) Process Improvement
17 31 (7.49%) Software Engineering
18 28 (6.76%) Analytics
18 28 (6.76%) Continuous Delivery
18 28 (6.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 109 (26.33%) Java
2 81 (19.57%) Python
3 62 (14.98%) C#
4 59 (14.25%) JavaScript
5 53 (12.80%) SQL
6 50 (12.08%) Perl
7 37 (8.94%) Groovy
8 35 (8.45%) PowerShell
9 32 (7.73%) Ruby
10 26 (6.28%) Bash Shell
10 26 (6.28%) Scala
11 20 (4.83%) Haskell
12 18 (4.35%) Shell Script
12 18 (4.35%) T-SQL
13 16 (3.86%) Java 8
14 13 (3.14%) PL/SQL
15 12 (2.90%) PHP
16 3 (0.72%) Korn
16 3 (0.72%) XPath
17 2 (0.48%) Go
Qualifications
1 37 (8.94%) Security Cleared
2 31 (7.49%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.14%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.42%) Degree
5 7 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.45%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (1.21%) CEH
7 5 (1.21%) CISM
7 5 (1.21%) CISSP
8 3 (0.72%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.48%) ISEB
10 1 (0.24%) CCIE
10 1 (0.24%) CCNP
10 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.24%) CITP
10 1 (0.24%) HNC
10 1 (0.24%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.00%) QA
2 9 (2.17%) GDPR
3 5 (1.21%) PMO
4 2 (0.48%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 122 (29.47%) Docker
2 25 (6.04%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.21%) NFS
6 4 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.48%) etcd
8 2 (0.48%) Samba
8 2 (0.48%) Squid
8 2 (0.48%) Varnish
8 2 (0.48%) Xen
9 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 115 (27.78%) Puppet
2 101 (24.40%) Ansible
3 50 (12.08%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (9.90%) Terraform
5 31 (7.49%) Kibana
6 29 (7.00%) Kubernetes
7 27 (6.52%) Grafana
8 18 (4.35%) WSUS
9 11 (2.66%) logstash
9 11 (2.66%) Nagios
10 9 (2.17%) ZABBIX
11 8 (1.93%) Rundeck
12 7 (1.69%) Graphite
13 4 (0.97%) HP ALM
13 4 (0.97%) Packer
14 3 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
14 3 (0.72%) Oracle ZFS
15 2 (0.48%) HAProxy
15 2 (0.48%) Salt
15 2 (0.48%) Simpana
Vendors
1 67 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 48 (11.59%) Oracle
3 45 (10.87%) Google
4 31 (7.49%) Red Hat
5 24 (5.80%) WSO2
6 22 (5.31%) Atlassian
7 16 (3.86%) Pega
8 13 (3.14%) VMware
9 12 (2.90%) IBM
10 11 (2.66%) Splunk
11 10 (2.42%) BEA
12 9 (2.17%) MuleSoft
13 8 (1.93%) webMethods
14 6 (1.45%) Adobe
14 6 (1.45%) AppDynamics
14 6 (1.45%) HP
14 6 (1.45%) SAP
15 5 (1.21%) ServiceNow
16 4 (0.97%) Rackspace
16 4 (0.97%) Salesforce.com