Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 57 58
Rank change year-on-year +38 +1 +91
Contract jobs citing DevOps 380 137 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.75% 3.17% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.34% 3.84% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 109 100
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £500 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +20.48% +10.67%
10th Percentile £375 £370 £313
90th Percentile £625 £575 £500
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 £57.50 £51.00 £53.75
% change year-on-year +12.75% -5.12% +19.44%

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 4,070 3,564 4,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.03% 82.56% 83.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,469 2,202 2,732
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £231
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 136 106
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £20.75 £17.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.71% +20.17% -24.92%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £38.75 £47.50 £38.88
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +7 143 £530 +4.95% 5
Birmingham +21 98 £525 +5.00% 19
Coventry +12 59 £500 +17.65% 8
Warwickshire +21 26 £473 +16.67% 5
Solihull - 8 £400 - 2
Staffordshire +1 4 £431 - 6
Wolverhampton - 2 £498 -
Herefordshire - 2 £375 -
Worcestershire - 1 £550 - 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 229 (60.26%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (38.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 143 (37.63%) Amazon AWS
4 129 (33.95%) Linux
5 117 (30.79%) Continuous Integration
6 113 (29.74%) Puppet
7 106 (27.89%) Ansible
8 102 (26.84%) Jenkins
9 96 (25.26%) Test Automation
9 96 (25.26%) Python
10 94 (24.74%) Windows
11 83 (21.84%) Git (software)
12 81 (21.32%) Docker
13 76 (20.00%) Configuration Management
14 72 (18.95%) Microsoft
14 72 (18.95%) Scrum
15 70 (18.42%) JIRA
16 61 (16.05%) Deployment Automation
17 59 (15.53%) Confluence
18 58 (15.26%) Open Source
19 57 (15.00%) C#
20 55 (14.47%) .NET
21 54 (14.21%) SQL
21 54 (14.21%) Terraform
22 53 (13.95%) Continuous Delivery
22 53 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
23 52 (13.68%) Java
24 50 (13.16%) Mentoring
25 47 (12.37%) TDD
25 47 (12.37%) Subversion

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 59 (15.53%) Confluence
2 27 (7.11%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (5.00%) OpenStack
4 18 (4.74%) nginx
5 16 (4.21%) Tomcat
6 15 (3.95%) Documentum
7 12 (3.16%) Apache
8 11 (2.89%) WebLogic
9 10 (2.63%) IIS
10 9 (2.37%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.84%) JBoss
12 5 (1.32%) SharePoint
13 4 (1.05%) Mule
13 4 (1.05%) Mule ESB
13 4 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
15 2 (0.53%) Captiva
15 2 (0.53%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.53%) Jetty
15 2 (0.53%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Open Workbench
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 148 (38.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 143 (37.63%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (10.79%) Cloud Computing
4 38 (10.00%) IaaS
5 37 (9.74%) PaaS
6 33 (8.68%) SaaS
7 16 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (4.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (3.95%) Amazon S3
8 15 (3.95%) Dynamics 365
9 14 (3.68%) Route 53
10 12 (3.16%) GitHub
11 11 (2.89%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (2.37%) Slack
14 8 (2.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 8 (2.11%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (1.84%) Office 365
16 6 (1.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.47%) SSL
2 16 (4.21%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.68%) HTTP
4 8 (2.11%) Firewall
5 7 (1.84%) DNS
6 5 (1.32%) SMS
7 4 (1.05%) VPN
8 3 (0.79%) DSL
8 3 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.79%) Internet
8 3 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.79%) SAN
9 2 (0.53%) DHCP
9 2 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.53%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.53%) Network Security
10 1 (0.26%) FTP
10 1 (0.26%) IPsec
10 1 (0.26%) SSH
10 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.74%) Oracle Database
3 16 (4.21%) MySQL
4 15 (3.95%) MongoDB
4 15 (3.95%) NoSQL
5 13 (3.42%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (2.63%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.84%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.32%) Redis
10 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.79%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.53%) Big Data
12 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.53%) Cloud Spanner
12 2 (0.53%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.53%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 102 (26.84%) Jenkins
2 83 (21.84%) Git (software)
3 70 (18.42%) JIRA
4 47 (12.37%) Subversion
5 46 (12.11%) Selenium
6 41 (10.79%) Maven
7 39 (10.26%) Visual Studio
8 38 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 36 (9.47%) Visual Studio Team System
10 29 (7.63%) Cucumber
11 25 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (5.79%) WebDriver
13 15 (3.95%) Bitbucket
14 13 (3.42%) SoapUI
15 11 (2.89%) GitLab
16 10 (2.63%) TestRail
17 9 (2.37%) Ant
17 9 (2.37%) SpecFlow
17 9 (2.37%) TeamCity
18 7 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 22 (5.79%) Finance
2 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
2 5 (1.32%) Retail
3 3 (0.79%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.53%) Automotive
4 2 (0.53%) Banking
4 2 (0.53%) Games
4 2 (0.53%) Marketing
5 1 (0.26%) Electronics
5 1 (0.26%) Law
5 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 148 (38.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 48 (12.63%) AWS DevOps
3 47 (12.37%) Developer
4 41 (10.79%) AWS Engineer
5 40 (10.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 32 (8.42%) Azure DevOps
7 30 (7.89%) Azure Engineer
8 29 (7.63%) Architect
8 29 (7.63%) Consultant
9 28 (7.37%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 27 (7.11%) Cloud Engineer
11 22 (5.79%) Senior DevOps
12 20 (5.26%) DevOps Consultant
13 19 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 18 (4.74%) Tester
15 17 (4.47%) Lead DevOps
16 16 (4.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 15 (3.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 15 (3.95%) Linux Engineer
18 13 (3.42%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (14.47%) .NET
2 35 (9.21%) Middleware
3 27 (7.11%) Web Services
4 23 (6.05%) HTML
4 23 (6.05%) JSON
5 20 (5.26%) CSS
6 19 (5.00%) J2EE
6 19 (5.00%) RESTful
7 17 (4.47%) XML
8 15 (3.95%) AngularJS
8 15 (3.95%) Elastic Stack
8 15 (3.95%) Node.js
9 13 (3.42%) Gherkin
9 13 (3.42%) Sensu
10 12 (3.16%) HTML5
11 11 (2.89%) CSS3
11 11 (2.89%) jQuery
11 11 (2.89%) Spring
12 10 (2.63%) ASP.NET
12 10 (2.63%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.42%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (5.00%) Public Cloud
2 19 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (1.84%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.58%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.58%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.32%) User Experience
9 4 (1.05%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.05%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.79%) Clustering
10 3 (0.79%) PKI
11 2 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.53%) Social Media
11 2 (0.53%) Wiki
12 1 (0.26%) Blog
12 1 (0.26%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 129 (33.95%) Linux
2 94 (24.74%) Windows
3 35 (9.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (8.95%) Unix
5 32 (8.42%) Windows Server
6 17 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.84%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.32%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.79%) Solaris
9 3 (0.79%) VMS
10 2 (0.53%) CentOS
10 2 (0.53%) Debian
11 1 (0.26%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.26%) HPUX
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (60.26%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (30.79%) Continuous Integration
3 96 (25.26%) Test Automation
4 76 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 72 (18.95%) Scrum
6 61 (16.05%) Deployment Automation
7 58 (15.26%) Open Source
8 53 (13.95%) Continuous Delivery
9 50 (13.16%) Mentoring
10 47 (12.37%) TDD
11 41 (10.79%) BDD
12 36 (9.47%) Kanban
13 34 (8.95%) Coaching
14 31 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (7.11%) Task Automation
16 26 (6.84%) Microservices
16 26 (6.84%) SDLC
17 25 (6.58%) OO
18 24 (6.32%) Continuous Deployment
19 22 (5.79%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (25.26%) Python
2 57 (15.00%) C#
3 54 (14.21%) SQL
4 52 (13.68%) Java
5 39 (10.26%) PowerShell
6 38 (10.00%) Perl
7 33 (8.68%) Bash Shell
8 31 (8.16%) JavaScript
9 24 (6.32%) Ruby
10 20 (5.26%) Shell Script
11 18 (4.74%) T-SQL
12 17 (4.47%) PHP
13 11 (2.89%) Groovy
14 10 (2.63%) PL/SQL
15 8 (2.11%) Haskell
16 7 (1.84%) Scala
17 4 (1.05%) C
18 3 (0.79%) Erlang
18 3 (0.79%) F#
18 3 (0.79%) Korn
Qualifications
1 42 (11.05%) Security Cleared
2 34 (8.95%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.89%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.58%) Degree
6 5 (1.32%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.53%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.53%) CCIE
8 2 (0.53%) CCNP
8 2 (0.53%) CEH
8 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.53%) CISM
8 2 (0.53%) CISSP
8 2 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.53%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.53%) ISEB
8 2 (0.53%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.21%) QA
2 8 (2.11%) GCP
3 4 (1.05%) GDPR
3 4 (1.05%) SLA
4 3 (0.79%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 81 (21.32%) Docker
2 19 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.84%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.32%) NFS
7 3 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (0.79%) Xen
8 2 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.53%) Samba
8 2 (0.53%) Squid
8 2 (0.53%) Varnish
9 1 (0.26%) etcd
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 113 (29.74%) Puppet
2 106 (27.89%) Ansible
3 54 (14.21%) Terraform
4 53 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (6.58%) logstash
6 20 (5.26%) Kubernetes
7 19 (5.00%) Kibana
8 16 (4.21%) WSUS
9 10 (2.63%) Nagios
10 9 (2.37%) Salt
11 6 (1.58%) ZABBIX
12 5 (1.32%) collectd
12 5 (1.32%) Grafana
12 5 (1.32%) StatsD
13 4 (1.05%) Graylog
13 4 (1.05%) Observium
14 3 (0.79%) Consul
14 3 (0.79%) Oracle ZFS
14 3 (0.79%) Packer
14 3 (0.79%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 72 (18.95%) Microsoft
2 41 (10.79%) Oracle
3 33 (8.68%) Red Hat
4 22 (5.79%) Google
5 21 (5.53%) Pega
6 16 (4.21%) Atlassian
7 11 (2.89%) SaltStack
7 11 (2.89%) VMware
8 9 (2.37%) BEA
9 8 (2.11%) IBM
9 8 (2.11%) MuleSoft
10 6 (1.58%) AppDynamics
11 5 (1.32%) Rackspace
12 4 (1.05%) ArcSight
12 4 (1.05%) Netskope
13 3 (0.79%) Cisco
13 3 (0.79%) NetApp
13 3 (0.79%) Progress
13 3 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.79%) Veritas