Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 13 37
Rank change year-on-year -8 +24 +14
Contract jobs citing DevOps 290 462 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.42% 9.10% 4.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.84% 10.57% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 262 176
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £495 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +1.20% +5.76%
10th Percentile £369 £375 £388
90th Percentile £642 £600 £631
England median daily rate £545 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +3.81% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - £31.31
England median hourly rate £46.00 £47.50 £45.75
% change year-on-year -3.16% +3.83% -16.82%

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 3,282 4,372 3,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.96% 86.15% 84.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,117 2,658 2,539
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £269 £240
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 169 135
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.75 £15.85 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.99% -31.09% +31.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.58 £37.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.90 £23.14
% change year-on-year +9.59% -5.36% +2.84%

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 12 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in the West Midlands

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps in the West Midlands.

Contractor 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 12 November 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
Birmingham +13 113 £500 -4.76% 56
Shropshire -10 65 £600 +27.66% 6
Coventry +17 62 £500 -13.04% 16
Warwickshire -5 11 £550 +4.76% 10
Solihull +5 8 £475 +5.56% 7
Staffordshire +26 6 £500 - 9
Worcestershire - 3 £538 - 10
West Bromwich - 1 £438 -
Herefordshire - 1 - - 6
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 171 (58.97%) Azure
2 151 (52.07%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (41.03%) AWS
4 89 (30.69%) Terraform
5 86 (29.66%) Linux
6 71 (24.48%) Microsoft
7 64 (22.07%) Java
8 62 (21.38%) Jenkins
9 59 (20.34%) Scrum
10 57 (19.66%) PowerShell
10 57 (19.66%) Ansible
11 56 (19.31%) C#
12 54 (18.62%) Puppet
13 48 (16.55%) .NET
13 48 (16.55%) Configuration Management
14 47 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (15.86%) Security Cleared
15 46 (15.86%) Docker
16 45 (15.52%) SC Cleared
16 45 (15.52%) Migration
17 42 (14.48%) Microservices
18 39 (13.45%) Public Sector
19 38 (13.10%) Test Automation
19 38 (13.10%) Windows
20 37 (12.76%) SQL
20 37 (12.76%) Visual Studio Team System
21 36 (12.41%) Python
22 35 (12.07%) JavaScript
22 35 (12.07%) Kubernetes
23 33 (11.38%) Amazon EC2

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 24 (8.28%) Confluence
2 14 (4.83%) Apache
3 13 (4.48%) Documentum
4 8 (2.76%) nginx
5 7 (2.41%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.38%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.03%) IIS
8 2 (0.69%) Jetty
8 2 (0.69%) Mongrel
8 2 (0.69%) SAS
8 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.34%) JBoss
9 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (6.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.07%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (2.07%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.69%) assyst
5 1 (0.34%) Magento
5 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.34%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 171 (58.97%) Azure
2 119 (41.03%) AWS
3 33 (11.38%) Amazon EC2
4 28 (9.66%) Power Platform
5 27 (9.31%) PaaS
6 26 (8.97%) Amazon S3
7 24 (8.28%) GCP
8 22 (7.59%) IaaS
8 22 (7.59%) Route 53
9 18 (6.21%) Amazon ELB
9 18 (6.21%) Dynamics 365
10 17 (5.86%) Azure Data Factory
11 15 (5.17%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (4.83%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (4.14%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (4.14%) GitHub
14 11 (3.79%) Serverless
15 10 (3.45%) SaaS
16 9 (3.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 8 (2.76%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.24%) TCP/IP
2 17 (5.86%) Firewall
3 14 (4.83%) HTTP
4 13 (4.48%) SSL
5 11 (3.79%) DNS
6 10 (3.45%) VPN
7 8 (2.76%) Internet
8 3 (1.03%) DHCP
8 3 (1.03%) FTP
8 3 (1.03%) IPsec
9 2 (0.69%) Network Security
10 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.66%) Power BI
3 23 (7.93%) Amazon RDS
4 17 (5.86%) MySQL
5 14 (4.83%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (4.83%) SQL Server 2017
6 12 (4.14%) Big Data
6 12 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (3.45%) Data Lake
7 10 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 10 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (3.10%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (2.76%) NoSQL
9 8 (2.76%) Pentaho
10 7 (2.41%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (2.41%) Hadoop
10 7 (2.41%) MongoDB
10 7 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.72%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.38%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 62 (21.38%) Jenkins
2 37 (12.76%) Visual Studio Team System
3 32 (11.03%) JIRA
4 30 (10.34%) Git (software)
5 17 (5.86%) GitLab
6 13 (4.48%) Artifactory
7 11 (3.79%) Selenium
7 11 (3.79%) Vagrant
8 9 (3.10%) Bitbucket
9 8 (2.76%) Maven
9 8 (2.76%) Travis CI
10 7 (2.41%) CircleCI
10 7 (2.41%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.07%) Ant
11 6 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.72%) SpecFlow
13 4 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.38%) Cucumber
14 3 (1.03%) Gradle
14 3 (1.03%) JUnit
General
1 39 (13.45%) Public Sector
2 9 (3.10%) Finance
3 8 (2.76%) Banking
4 5 (1.72%) Marketing
4 5 (1.72%) Retail
5 4 (1.38%) Legal
5 4 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.34%) Electronics
7 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (35.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 67 (23.10%) Developer
3 48 (16.55%) Azure Engineer
4 46 (15.86%) Azure DevOps
5 39 (13.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 36 (12.41%) AWS DevOps
7 33 (11.38%) Architect
8 32 (11.03%) AWS Engineer
9 26 (8.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 26 (8.97%) Senior Developer
10 24 (8.28%) Azure Developer
10 24 (8.28%) Platform Engineer
11 17 (5.86%) Cloud Engineer
12 16 (5.52%) Consultant
13 15 (5.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 13 (4.48%) Documentum Developer
14 13 (4.48%) Senior Documentum Developer
15 12 (4.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 12 (4.14%) Linux Engineer
15 12 (4.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (16.55%) .NET
2 33 (11.38%) JSON
3 24 (8.28%) Node.js
3 24 (8.28%) XML
4 21 (7.24%) Web Services
5 19 (6.55%) HTML
6 17 (5.86%) SAML
7 16 (5.52%) CSS
7 16 (5.52%) J2EE
7 16 (5.52%) OpenID
8 13 (4.48%) SOAP
9 12 (4.14%) Kafka
9 12 (4.14%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (3.79%) Elastic Stack
11 10 (3.45%) REST
12 9 (3.10%) AngularJS
12 9 (3.10%) LDAP
13 7 (2.41%) LAMP
13 7 (2.41%) LEMP Stack
14 6 (2.07%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.17%) Public Cloud
2 11 (3.79%) Cloud Native
3 9 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (3.10%) PKI
4 7 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.07%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.38%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.03%) Marketing Technology
9 2 (0.69%) NHS
10 1 (0.34%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.34%) Derivative
10 1 (0.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.34%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.34%) Social Media
10 1 (0.34%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 86 (29.66%) Linux
2 38 (13.10%) Windows
3 26 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (8.28%) CentOS
5 23 (7.93%) Unix
6 12 (4.14%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.07%) CoreOS
8 3 (1.03%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.69%) VMS
10 1 (0.34%) Android
10 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.34%) Debian
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (52.07%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (20.34%) Scrum
3 48 (16.55%) Configuration Management
4 47 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (15.52%) Migration
6 42 (14.48%) Microservices
7 38 (13.10%) Test Automation
8 31 (10.69%) Kanban
9 30 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (8.28%) CRM
10 24 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (7.93%) Deployment Automation
12 22 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (7.24%) Infrastructure Automation
14 20 (6.90%) Data Migration
14 20 (6.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 19 (6.55%) Infrastructure as Code
15 19 (6.55%) Software Engineering
16 17 (5.86%) Problem-Solving
17 15 (5.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 64 (22.07%) Java
2 57 (19.66%) PowerShell
3 56 (19.31%) C#
4 37 (12.76%) SQL
5 36 (12.41%) Python
6 35 (12.07%) JavaScript
7 30 (10.34%) Bash Shell
8 18 (6.21%) PHP
9 16 (5.52%) Ruby
10 8 (2.76%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.07%) Go
11 6 (2.07%) Rust
11 6 (2.07%) Scala
12 5 (1.72%) Perl
13 4 (1.38%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.38%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.03%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.03%) C
14 3 (1.03%) Groovy
14 3 (1.03%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 46 (15.86%) Security Cleared
2 45 (15.52%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.79%) MCSA
4 11 (3.79%) RHCE
5 10 (3.45%) AWS Certification
5 10 (3.45%) RHCSA
6 4 (1.38%) Degree
7 3 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.69%) MCSE
9 1 (0.34%) CISSP
9 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.10%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.34%) NCSC
2 1 (0.34%) NIST
2 1 (0.34%) PMO
2 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (15.86%) Docker
2 15 (5.17%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.45%) PowerDNS
4 9 (3.10%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.03%) Xen
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 89 (30.69%) Terraform
2 57 (19.66%) Ansible
3 54 (18.62%) Puppet
4 35 (12.07%) Kubernetes
5 25 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (3.79%) HAProxy
7 10 (3.45%) Consul
7 10 (3.45%) NetBackup
7 10 (3.45%) Packer
8 7 (2.41%) Grafana
9 6 (2.07%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (1.38%) Kibana
11 2 (0.69%) CloudForms
11 2 (0.69%) Rancher
12 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.34%) PingFederate
12 1 (0.34%) Salt
12 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 71 (24.48%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.86%) Google
3 15 (5.17%) Red Hat
4 12 (4.14%) Databricks
4 12 (4.14%) Splunk
5 10 (3.45%) Tableau
6 9 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (2.76%) Cloudera
7 8 (2.76%) Veracode
8 6 (2.07%) Confluent
8 6 (2.07%) Sparx
8 6 (2.07%) VMware
9 5 (1.72%) Adobe
9 5 (1.72%) Oracle
10 4 (1.38%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.38%) Nimble Storage
10 4 (1.38%) Veeam
11 3 (1.03%) ForgeRock
11 3 (1.03%) SAP
11 3 (1.03%) ServiceNow