Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 9 29
Rank change year-on-year -7 +20 +41
Contract jobs citing DevOps 234 512 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.51% 10.32% 6.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.05% 11.78% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 282 197
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £394 £368 £400
90th Percentile £610 £624 £663
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £35.00 £31.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.79% -
England median hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £49.75
% change year-on-year +31.43% -29.65% -26.72%

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 2,585 4,345 4,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.01% 87.60% 84.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,576 2,689 2,544
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +7.00% -
10th Percentile £263 £281 £241
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 117 149
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £24.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.94% +23.02%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.30 £45.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £24.09
% change year-on-year -6.25% -0.37% -1.67%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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
Coventry +23 89 £506 +5.47% 21
Birmingham -6 75 £500 -2.44% 89
Shropshire -32 23 £450 -4.76% 15
Solihull +9 12 £463 -31.48% 3
Warwickshire -10 8 £550 +4.76% 8
Worcestershire +18 6 £538 +13.16% 11
Staffordshire +23 2 £525 - 9
West Bromwich - 2 £444 -
Herefordshire - 1 - - 3
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 159 (67.95%) Azure
2 120 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (31.20%) Microsoft
4 59 (25.21%) SQL
5 58 (24.79%) PowerShell
6 56 (23.93%) C#
7 54 (23.08%) Terraform
8 51 (21.79%) AWS
8 51 (21.79%) Migration
9 46 (19.66%) Test Automation
10 45 (19.23%) Docker
10 45 (19.23%) JavaScript
10 45 (19.23%) .NET
11 43 (18.38%) Scrum
11 43 (18.38%) Continuous Integration
12 41 (17.52%) Java
12 41 (17.52%) Linux
12 41 (17.52%) Jenkins
13 39 (16.67%) Windows
14 36 (15.38%) Node.js
15 35 (14.96%) Ansible
15 35 (14.96%) CRM
16 34 (14.53%) PaaS
17 32 (13.68%) Unix
18 31 (13.25%) SAML
19 30 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
19 30 (12.82%) OpenID
19 30 (12.82%) Dynamics 365
20 29 (12.39%) Git (software)
20 29 (12.39%) 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 20 (8.55%) SharePoint
2 14 (5.98%) Confluence
3 8 (3.42%) SAS
4 6 (2.56%) Apache
4 6 (2.56%) nginx
5 5 (2.14%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.28%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.85%) JBoss
8 1 (0.43%) IIS
8 1 (0.43%) Liferay
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.71%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 30 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (2.56%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.43%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.43%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 159 (67.95%) Azure
2 51 (21.79%) AWS
3 34 (14.53%) PaaS
4 30 (12.82%) Dynamics 365
5 28 (11.97%) Power Platform
6 26 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (9.40%) IaaS
8 20 (8.55%) SaaS
9 13 (5.56%) GitHub
10 12 (5.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (5.13%) GCP
11 11 (4.70%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (3.85%) Amazon S3
12 9 (3.85%) Route 53
12 9 (3.85%) Serverless
13 7 (2.99%) Amazon EKS
13 7 (2.99%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (2.99%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (2.99%) Azure Stack
14 6 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.42%) Firewall
1 8 (3.42%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.99%) HTTP
3 6 (2.56%) Network Security
4 5 (2.14%) DNS
4 5 (2.14%) SSL
5 3 (1.28%) Internet
6 2 (0.85%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.85%) RTSP
7 1 (0.43%) DHCP
7 1 (0.43%) DMZ
7 1 (0.43%) FTP
7 1 (0.43%) IPsec
7 1 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.97%) Power BI
1 28 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (6.84%) Azure SQL Database
4 11 (4.70%) Amazon Redshift
4 11 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (4.27%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (3.42%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.99%) MySQL
9 6 (2.56%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.56%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.56%) SQL Server 2017
9 6 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.71%) BusinessObjects XI
11 4 (1.71%) InfluxDB
11 4 (1.71%) Pentaho
11 4 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 41 (17.52%) Jenkins
2 29 (12.39%) Git (software)
3 22 (9.40%) JIRA
4 17 (7.26%) Visual Studio Team System
5 14 (5.98%) Artifactory
6 13 (5.56%) Selenium
7 12 (5.13%) Bitbucket
7 12 (5.13%) Travis CI
8 10 (4.27%) Visual Studio
9 9 (3.85%) Maven
10 8 (3.42%) Cucumber
11 7 (2.99%) CircleCI
12 6 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (2.14%) Ant
13 5 (2.14%) webpack
14 4 (1.71%) GitLab
14 4 (1.71%) gulp
14 4 (1.71%) IntelliJ
14 4 (1.71%) Karma Test Runner
14 4 (1.71%) Sublime Text
General
1 24 (10.26%) Public Sector
2 13 (5.56%) Finance
3 6 (2.56%) Banking
3 6 (2.56%) Retail
4 5 (2.14%) Marketing
5 4 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.28%) Legal
6 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.85%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 77 (32.91%) Developer
2 50 (21.37%) DevOps Engineer
3 35 (14.96%) Azure Engineer
4 30 (12.82%) Azure DevOps
5 29 (12.39%) Azure Developer
6 28 (11.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 22 (9.40%) Architect
8 16 (6.84%) Senior Developer
9 14 (5.98%) Consultant
9 14 (5.98%) CRM Developer
10 13 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
11 12 (5.13%) AWS DevOps
11 12 (5.13%) Platform Engineer
12 11 (4.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.70%) Node.js Developer
13 10 (4.27%) Lead Developer
14 8 (3.42%) .NET Developer
14 8 (3.42%) C# Developer
14 8 (3.42%) Cloud Engineer
14 8 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (19.23%) .NET
2 36 (15.38%) Node.js
3 31 (13.25%) SAML
4 30 (12.82%) OpenID
5 27 (11.54%) JSON
6 26 (11.11%) HTML
7 23 (9.83%) CSS
7 23 (9.83%) XML
8 19 (8.12%) REST
8 19 (8.12%) SOAP
9 16 (6.84%) LDAP
10 14 (5.98%) OAuth
11 12 (5.13%) jQuery
11 12 (5.13%) Web Services
12 10 (4.27%) HTML5
13 9 (3.85%) Kafka
14 6 (2.56%) React
15 5 (2.14%) AngularJS
15 5 (2.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 4 (1.71%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.84%) PKI
2 13 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 10 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.27%) Cloud Native
4 9 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.71%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.71%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.28%) Marketing Technology
8 2 (0.85%) CCTV
8 2 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.85%) MPEG
8 2 (0.85%) NHS
8 2 (0.85%) Reinsurance
8 2 (0.85%) User Experience
8 2 (0.85%) Wiki
9 1 (0.43%) CMDB
9 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (17.52%) Linux
2 39 (16.67%) Windows
3 32 (13.68%) Unix
4 13 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (4.70%) CentOS
6 10 (4.27%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.56%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.85%) Solaris
8 2 (0.85%) VMS
9 1 (0.43%) Android
9 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (21.79%) Migration
3 46 (19.66%) Test Automation
4 43 (18.38%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (18.38%) Scrum
5 35 (14.96%) CRM
6 29 (12.39%) Data Migration
6 29 (12.39%) Kanban
7 27 (11.54%) Configuration Management
7 27 (11.54%) Microservices
7 27 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (10.26%) ArchiMate
8 24 (10.26%) Infrastructure as Code
8 24 (10.26%) UML
9 19 (8.12%) Identity Access Management
10 16 (6.84%) Change Control
11 15 (6.41%) Software Engineering
12 14 (5.98%) Sequence Diagram
12 14 (5.98%) TDD
13 13 (5.56%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 59 (25.21%) SQL
2 58 (24.79%) PowerShell
3 56 (23.93%) C#
4 45 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 41 (17.52%) Java
6 26 (11.11%) Python
7 23 (9.83%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.42%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.99%) Go
9 7 (2.99%) Ruby
10 6 (2.56%) C
10 6 (2.56%) Perl
10 6 (2.56%) Rust
11 5 (2.14%) Groovy
11 5 (2.14%) Scala
12 4 (1.71%) Haskell
12 4 (1.71%) PHP
13 3 (1.28%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.12%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.14%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.28%) CISM
4 3 (1.28%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.85%) CISA
5 2 (0.85%) CISSP
5 2 (0.85%) Degree
5 2 (0.85%) MCSA
5 2 (0.85%) RHCE
5 2 (0.85%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.43%) CCSP
6 1 (0.43%) CEH
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.43%) MCSE
6 1 (0.43%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.99%) QA
2 4 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.85%) GDPR
3 2 (0.85%) NIST
3 2 (0.85%) SLA
4 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.43%) NCSC
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (19.23%) Docker
2 23 (9.83%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.28%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.43%) PowerDNS
5 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (23.08%) Terraform
2 35 (14.96%) Ansible
3 24 (10.26%) Kubernetes
3 24 (10.26%) Puppet
4 13 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (5.13%) Grafana
6 6 (2.56%) Kibana
7 4 (1.71%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.71%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.28%) Rancher
9 2 (0.85%) CloudForms
9 2 (0.85%) Control-M
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.85%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.85%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.43%) logstash
10 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.43%) PingFederate
10 1 (0.43%) QRadar
10 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 73 (31.20%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.13%) Oracle
3 8 (3.42%) Cloudera
3 8 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (2.56%) Adobe
4 6 (2.56%) Confluent
4 6 (2.56%) Google
4 6 (2.56%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.56%) Sparx
4 6 (2.56%) Veracode
5 5 (2.14%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.71%) SAP
6 4 (1.71%) Trillium
7 3 (1.28%) ForgeRock
7 3 (1.28%) Splunk
7 3 (1.28%) VMware
8 2 (0.85%) Birst
8 2 (0.85%) Blue Prism
8 2 (0.85%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (0.85%) Tableau