Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 50 129
Rank change year-on-year +19 +79 +18
Contract jobs citing DevOps 243 207 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.01% 3.52% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.04% 4.25% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 131 27
West Midlands median daily rate £488 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £381 £338 £313
90th Percentile £630 £575 £534
England median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.31 - £33.55
England median hourly rate £47.25 £55.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -14.09% - -15.38%

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 4023 4868 4016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.91% 82.72% 79.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2588 2918 2270
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.07%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £244
90th Percentile £550 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 131 179
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.06 £18.39 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.27% -8.05% -
10th Percentile £11.74 £10.88 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.29% +11.09% +15.79%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 +22 99 £488 -2.50% 14
Shropshire +10 67 £495 +10.00% 7
Coventry +23 27 £525 +7.69% 7
Warwickshire +16 21 £425 -10.53% 1
Staffordshire +15 9 £400 +0.63% 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £450 -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 125 (51.44%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (44.03%) Linux
2 107 (44.03%) Puppet
3 104 (42.80%) Jenkins
4 84 (34.57%) Amazon AWS
5 83 (34.16%) Git (software)
6 82 (33.74%) Continuous Integration
7 80 (32.92%) Microsoft Azure
7 80 (32.92%) Ansible
8 74 (30.45%) Windows
9 67 (27.57%) Configuration Management
10 61 (25.10%) JIRA
11 60 (24.69%) Python
12 59 (24.28%) Scrum
13 58 (23.87%) Subversion
14 55 (22.63%) Docker
15 52 (21.40%) Test Automation
16 51 (20.99%) Confluence
17 47 (19.34%) Opscode Chef
18 46 (18.93%) Terraform
19 44 (18.11%) Continuous Delivery
20 40 (16.46%) Sonatype Nexus
21 39 (16.05%) Java
21 39 (16.05%) Oracle
22 38 (15.64%) Perl
22 38 (15.64%) Maven
23 36 (14.81%) Middleware
24 34 (13.99%) Open Source
25 32 (13.17%) Elasticsearch
25 32 (13.17%) SQL

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 51 (20.99%) Confluence
2 32 (13.17%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (9.05%) Apache
4 16 (6.58%) Tomcat
5 12 (4.94%) nginx
6 11 (4.53%) JBoss
7 10 (4.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (2.88%) IIS
9 6 (2.47%) WebLogic
10 5 (2.06%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.65%) Anypoint
11 4 (1.65%) OpenStack
12 3 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (1.23%) Mule
12 3 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.41%) Documentum
14 1 (0.41%) Jetty
14 1 (0.41%) Mongrel
Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 84 (34.57%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (32.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (7.41%) PaaS
4 17 (7.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (6.58%) IaaS
6 14 (5.76%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (4.94%) Amazon ELB
7 12 (4.94%) Amazon S3
7 12 (4.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (4.53%) GitHub
9 9 (3.70%) SaaS
10 8 (3.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (3.29%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (2.88%) Heroku
12 6 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (2.47%) Route 53
13 4 (1.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (1.65%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (1.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 31 (12.76%) HTTP
2 25 (10.29%) SSL
3 19 (7.82%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.76%) DNS
5 8 (3.29%) OpenLDAP
5 8 (3.29%) OpenVPN
5 8 (3.29%) SSH
6 5 (2.06%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.82%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.82%) SAN
8 1 (0.41%) DHCP
8 1 (0.41%) Firewall
8 1 (0.41%) IPv6
8 1 (0.41%) LAN
8 1 (0.41%) SMS
8 1 (0.41%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.41%) VPN
8 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.29%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (9.05%) MongoDB
3 19 (7.82%) Amazon RDS
4 17 (7.00%) SQL Server
5 15 (6.17%) Oracle Database
6 11 (4.53%) MySQL
7 9 (3.70%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.29%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.06%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.06%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.65%) Big Data
11 2 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 104 (42.80%) Jenkins
2 83 (34.16%) Git (software)
3 61 (25.10%) JIRA
4 58 (23.87%) Subversion
5 40 (16.46%) Sonatype Nexus
6 38 (15.64%) Maven
7 31 (12.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 29 (11.93%) GitLab
9 26 (10.70%) Bitbucket
10 23 (9.47%) TeamCity
11 20 (8.23%) Selenium
12 17 (7.00%) Vagrant
13 15 (6.17%) JMeter
14 11 (4.53%) JUnit
14 11 (4.53%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (4.12%) Ant
16 8 (3.29%) Liquibase
16 8 (3.29%) SonarQube
17 7 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
18 6 (2.47%) FishEye
General
1 10 (4.12%) Retail
2 5 (2.06%) Finance
3 3 (1.23%) Automotive
3 3 (1.23%) Billing
4 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.82%) Publishing
5 1 (0.41%) Advertising
5 1 (0.41%) Banking
5 1 (0.41%) Law
5 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 106 (43.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 38 (15.64%) Consultant
2 38 (15.64%) Lead DevOps
3 28 (11.52%) DevOps Consultant
4 22 (9.05%) Architect
4 22 (9.05%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 16 (6.58%) Linux Engineer
5 16 (6.58%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 15 (6.17%) Azure DevOps
7 14 (5.76%) Developer
7 14 (5.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 12 (4.94%) Azure Engineer
9 10 (4.12%) Analyst
9 10 (4.12%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.70%) AWS DevOps
10 9 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (3.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.70%) DevOps Manager
10 9 (3.70%) Digital Project Manager
10 9 (3.70%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.81%) Middleware
2 29 (11.93%) .NET
3 27 (11.11%) JSON
4 24 (9.88%) Web Services
5 19 (7.82%) Elastic Stack
6 17 (7.00%) REST
7 13 (5.35%) SOAP
8 10 (4.12%) XML
9 8 (3.29%) MCollective
9 8 (3.29%) Spring
10 7 (2.88%) HTML
10 7 (2.88%) Node.js
10 7 (2.88%) Play Framework
10 7 (2.88%) RESTful
10 7 (2.88%) Sensu
10 7 (2.88%) Software Packaging
11 6 (2.47%) HTML5
12 5 (2.06%) LEMP Stack
12 5 (2.06%) Spring Boot
13 4 (1.65%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.35%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (4.12%) PKI
3 9 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.29%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (3.29%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.47%) Enterprise Cloud
5 6 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.06%) DataPower
6 5 (2.06%) FMCG
7 3 (1.23%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.82%) iPad
8 2 (0.82%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.41%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.41%) PMI
9 1 (0.41%) RIA
9 1 (0.41%) Smart City
9 1 (0.41%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 107 (44.03%) Linux
2 74 (30.45%) Windows
3 24 (9.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (9.05%) Unix
5 20 (8.23%) Windows Server
6 15 (6.17%) CentOS
7 4 (1.65%) Solaris
8 3 (1.23%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.82%) AIX
9 2 (0.82%) HPUX
10 1 (0.41%) Debian
10 1 (0.41%) Fedora
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (51.44%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (33.74%) Continuous Integration
3 67 (27.57%) Configuration Management
4 59 (24.28%) Scrum
5 52 (21.40%) Test Automation
6 44 (18.11%) Continuous Delivery
7 34 (13.99%) Open Source
8 29 (11.93%) ITIL
9 27 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
10 24 (9.88%) Task Automation
11 23 (9.47%) Migration
12 20 (8.23%) E-Commerce
12 20 (8.23%) Kanban
13 19 (7.82%) Load Balancing
14 17 (7.00%) Microservices
15 16 (6.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 16 (6.58%) SDLC
16 15 (6.17%) Infrastructure Management
17 14 (5.76%) Mentoring
17 14 (5.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 60 (24.69%) Python
2 39 (16.05%) Java
3 38 (15.64%) Perl
4 32 (13.17%) SQL
5 29 (11.93%) Ruby
6 26 (10.70%) Bash Shell
7 22 (9.05%) PowerShell
8 19 (7.82%) Shell Script
9 14 (5.76%) PHP
10 11 (4.53%) C#
10 11 (4.53%) Groovy
11 9 (3.70%) Scala
12 6 (2.47%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.65%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.23%) Go
15 2 (0.82%) Korn
15 2 (0.82%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.82%) VB
15 2 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.47%) BC Cleared
4 3 (1.23%) Degree
5 2 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.41%) MCSA
6 1 (0.41%) MCSE
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.41%) PMP
6 1 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.53%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) GCP
3 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) PMO
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (22.63%) Docker
2 23 (9.47%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (3.29%) Postfix
3 8 (3.29%) Squid
3 8 (3.29%) vCloud
4 6 (2.47%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.82%) NFS
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.82%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.41%) KVM
6 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 107 (44.03%) Puppet
2 80 (32.92%) Ansible
3 47 (19.34%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (18.93%) Terraform
5 24 (9.88%) logstash
6 20 (8.23%) Kubernetes
6 20 (8.23%) ZABBIX
7 15 (6.17%) Nagios
7 15 (6.17%) Salt
8 14 (5.76%) Kibana
9 10 (4.12%) Graylog
9 10 (4.12%) Rundeck
9 10 (4.12%) Tivoli
10 9 (3.70%) Rancher
11 8 (3.29%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (3.29%) Rsyslog
11 8 (3.29%) Sysdig
12 5 (2.06%) collectd
12 5 (2.06%) Packer
12 5 (2.06%) StatsD
Vendors
1 39 (16.05%) Oracle
2 29 (11.93%) Red Hat
3 26 (10.70%) Atlassian
4 25 (10.29%) Microsoft
5 16 (6.58%) VMware
6 13 (5.35%) CA
6 13 (5.35%) Micro Focus
6 13 (5.35%) Serena
7 11 (4.53%) Splunk
8 8 (3.29%) Google
8 8 (3.29%) Sonatype
8 8 (3.29%) WSO2
9 7 (2.88%) MuleSoft
9 7 (2.88%) Rackspace
10 6 (2.47%) IBM
11 5 (2.06%) SaltStack
11 5 (2.06%) Teradata
11 5 (2.06%) webMethods
12 3 (1.23%) Apigee
12 3 (1.23%) Sitecore