Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 34 49
Rank change year-on-year +21 +15 +80
Contract jobs citing DevOps 469 225 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.12% 4.68% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.60% 5.57% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 177 142
West Midlands median daily rate £491 £490 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.26% +5.66% +15.94%
10th Percentile £375 £388 £319
90th Percentile £600 £645 £575
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £31.31 -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £46.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +2.15% -15.45% -

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 4,426 4,040 5,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.09% 84.04% 84.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,701 2,580 3,119
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 135 150
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £23.00 £17.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.09% +32.87% -13.45%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.25 £10.65
90th Percentile £38.75 £48.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.84
% change year-on-year -4.79% +1.19% +3.80%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 0 266 £470 -7.84% 36
Birmingham -3 81 £525 +7.69% 33
Coventry +13 55 £538 -2.27% 12
Warwickshire +12 18 £499 +17.35% 12
Solihull - 7 £450 - 2
Wolverhampton -3 1 £495 +10.00% 1
Staffordshire -15 1 - - 3
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 287 (61.19%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (36.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 167 (35.61%) Amazon AWS
4 152 (32.41%) Jenkins
5 151 (32.20%) Docker
6 142 (30.28%) Linux
7 140 (29.85%) Microservices
8 137 (29.21%) Java
9 133 (28.36%) Continuous Integration
10 128 (27.29%) Git (software)
11 123 (26.23%) Test Automation
12 118 (25.16%) Puppet
12 118 (25.16%) Ansible
13 114 (24.31%) Windows
14 99 (21.11%) Configuration Management
15 96 (20.47%) Scrum
16 86 (18.34%) JIRA
17 83 (17.70%) Python
18 77 (16.42%) TDD
19 72 (15.35%) JavaScript
20 70 (14.93%) Confluence
21 69 (14.71%) Microsoft
22 67 (14.29%) SQL
22 67 (14.29%) Selenium
23 65 (13.86%) Open Source
23 65 (13.86%) Cucumber
24 64 (13.65%) Spring
25 63 (13.43%) Oracle
25 63 (13.43%) Google
26 62 (13.22%) JSON

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 70 (14.93%) Confluence
2 29 (6.18%) nginx
3 27 (5.76%) Tomcat
4 25 (5.33%) Apache
5 22 (4.69%) WebLogic
6 17 (3.62%) SharePoint
7 16 (3.41%) JBoss
8 15 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (2.77%) Documentum
10 9 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (1.49%) CMS
12 6 (1.28%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.64%) Drupal
13 3 (0.64%) Mule
14 2 (0.43%) EPiServer
14 2 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.43%) WordPress
15 1 (0.21%) Captiva
15 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
15 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.64%) SAP BPC
2 3 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.21%) assyst
3 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 173 (36.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 167 (35.61%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (9.81%) GitHub
4 37 (7.89%) PaaS
5 33 (7.04%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (6.40%) Google Analytics
7 28 (5.97%) IaaS
8 22 (4.69%) SaaS
9 21 (4.48%) Office 365
10 13 (2.77%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (2.56%) Slack
12 10 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (1.71%) Route 53
13 8 (1.71%) Serverless
14 7 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (1.49%) Amazon S3
14 7 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.61%) SSL
2 29 (6.18%) TCP/IP
3 25 (5.33%) HTTP
4 10 (2.13%) Skype
5 8 (1.71%) DNS
5 8 (1.71%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (1.07%) Firewall
7 4 (0.85%) Network Security
7 4 (0.85%) SSH
8 3 (0.64%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.64%) Internet
8 3 (0.64%) SAN
8 3 (0.64%) VLAN
9 2 (0.43%) DHCP
9 2 (0.43%) SMS
9 2 (0.43%) VPN
10 1 (0.21%) 3G
10 1 (0.21%) 4G
10 1 (0.21%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.09%) MongoDB
2 45 (9.59%) SQL Server
3 41 (8.74%) NoSQL
4 29 (6.18%) Relational Database
5 28 (5.97%) Oracle Database
6 25 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (4.69%) MySQL
8 18 (3.84%) Hadoop
9 16 (3.41%) Big Data
9 16 (3.41%) RDBMS
10 11 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.49%) Cosmos DB
13 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (0.64%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.64%) Impala
14 3 (0.64%) Redis
15 2 (0.43%) OLAP
15 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 152 (32.41%) Jenkins
2 128 (27.29%) Git (software)
3 86 (18.34%) JIRA
4 67 (14.29%) Selenium
5 65 (13.86%) Cucumber
6 60 (12.79%) Maven
7 45 (9.59%) Subversion
8 43 (9.17%) IntelliJ
9 39 (8.32%) Bitbucket
10 35 (7.46%) Visual Studio Team System
11 34 (7.25%) gulp
11 34 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 33 (7.04%) Gatling
12 33 (7.04%) Sonatype Nexus
13 30 (6.40%) Ant
13 30 (6.40%) Sublime Text
14 23 (4.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 22 (4.69%) TeamCity
16 21 (4.48%) Grunt
17 20 (4.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (4.48%) Finance
2 8 (1.71%) Automotive
3 4 (0.85%) Aerospace
3 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
3 4 (0.85%) Marketing
3 4 (0.85%) Publishing
3 4 (0.85%) Retail
4 3 (0.64%) Law
5 2 (0.43%) Back Office
5 2 (0.43%) Banking
6 1 (0.21%) Advertising
6 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.21%) Games
6 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 158 (33.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 120 (25.59%) Developer
3 61 (13.01%) AWS DevOps
4 54 (11.51%) Architect
5 49 (10.45%) AWS Engineer
6 47 (10.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 41 (8.74%) Azure DevOps
8 40 (8.53%) Java Developer
9 31 (6.61%) Azure Engineer
10 29 (6.18%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 24 (5.12%) Cloud Engineer
12 23 (4.90%) Scala Developer
12 23 (4.90%) Software Engineer
13 21 (4.48%) Agile Developer
14 19 (4.05%) Agile Java Developer
14 19 (4.05%) Tester
15 17 (3.62%) Cloud Architect
15 17 (3.62%) DevOps Architect
16 16 (3.41%) AWS Architect
16 16 (3.41%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (13.65%) Spring
2 62 (13.22%) JSON
3 59 (12.58%) .NET
4 57 (12.15%) REST
5 54 (11.51%) Spring Boot
6 49 (10.45%) Node.js
7 47 (10.02%) CSS
8 46 (9.81%) HTML
8 46 (9.81%) Web Services
9 44 (9.38%) Middleware
10 38 (8.10%) XML
11 36 (7.68%) AngularJS
12 35 (7.46%) Gherkin
13 31 (6.61%) HTML5
13 31 (6.61%) Play Framework
14 30 (6.40%) RESTful
15 29 (6.18%) SOAP
16 26 (5.54%) J2EE
17 25 (5.33%) jQuery
18 24 (5.12%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.32%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (4.48%) Public Cloud
3 17 (3.62%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.41%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.35%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.49%) User Experience
8 6 (1.28%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.85%) PKI
10 3 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.43%) Replication
12 1 (0.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.21%) NHS
12 1 (0.21%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 142 (30.28%) Linux
2 114 (24.31%) Windows
3 40 (8.53%) Unix
4 38 (8.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (6.18%) Windows Server
6 20 (4.26%) Ubuntu
7 17 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (2.13%) Mac OS
9 6 (1.28%) Solaris
10 5 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.85%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.64%) AIX
12 3 (0.64%) HPUX
13 2 (0.43%) VMS
14 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.21%) CentOS
14 1 (0.21%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (61.19%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (29.85%) Microservices
3 133 (28.36%) Continuous Integration
4 123 (26.23%) Test Automation
5 99 (21.11%) Configuration Management
6 96 (20.47%) Scrum
7 77 (16.42%) TDD
8 65 (13.86%) Open Source
9 59 (12.58%) Kanban
10 56 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
11 55 (11.73%) Test Strategy
12 51 (10.87%) SOA
13 47 (10.02%) Continuous Deployment
14 45 (9.59%) Deployment Automation
15 41 (8.74%) Analytics
16 40 (8.53%) Process Improvement
16 40 (8.53%) SDLC
17 36 (7.68%) Mentoring
18 33 (7.04%) Continuous Delivery
18 33 (7.04%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 137 (29.21%) Java
2 83 (17.70%) Python
3 72 (15.35%) JavaScript
4 67 (14.29%) SQL
5 61 (13.01%) C#
6 54 (11.51%) Perl
7 42 (8.96%) Ruby
8 40 (8.53%) Groovy
8 40 (8.53%) PowerShell
9 35 (7.46%) Scala
10 32 (6.82%) Bash Shell
11 19 (4.05%) Haskell
11 19 (4.05%) Java 8
12 17 (3.62%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.56%) PHP
14 11 (2.35%) PL/SQL
15 10 (2.13%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.64%) Go
16 3 (0.64%) Korn
16 3 (0.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (5.54%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.90%) Degree
3 19 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (2.56%) ISTQB
5 9 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.85%) CEH
6 4 (0.85%) CISM
6 4 (0.85%) CISSP
6 4 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.85%) OCP
6 4 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (0.64%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.64%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.64%) ISEB
7 3 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.21%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.54%) QA
2 7 (1.49%) GDPR
3 2 (0.43%) PMO
3 2 (0.43%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 151 (32.20%) Docker
2 20 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.64%) NFS
7 3 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.43%) etcd
8 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 118 (25.16%) Ansible
1 118 (25.16%) Puppet
2 55 (11.73%) Terraform
3 50 (10.66%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (8.53%) Kubernetes
5 37 (7.89%) Kibana
6 35 (7.46%) Grafana
7 24 (5.12%) ZABBIX
8 16 (3.41%) Graphite
9 13 (2.77%) Nagios
10 12 (2.56%) WSUS
11 11 (2.35%) logstash
12 10 (2.13%) Salt
13 9 (1.92%) Docker Swarm
13 9 (1.92%) Rundeck
14 5 (1.07%) Data Guard
14 5 (1.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 5 (1.07%) Prometheus
15 4 (0.85%) HP ALM
15 4 (0.85%) Packer
Vendors
1 69 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 63 (13.43%) Google
2 63 (13.43%) Oracle
3 32 (6.82%) Red Hat
4 31 (6.61%) WSO2
5 28 (5.97%) Atlassian
6 22 (4.69%) Splunk
7 16 (3.41%) Pega
8 13 (2.77%) IBM
9 10 (2.13%) VMware
10 8 (1.71%) AppDynamics
10 8 (1.71%) BEA
10 8 (1.71%) MuleSoft
10 8 (1.71%) SAP
11 7 (1.49%) webMethods
12 6 (1.28%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.07%) Adobe
13 5 (1.07%) HP
14 3 (0.64%) NetApp
14 3 (0.64%) Veritas