Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 17 47
Rank change year-on-year +7 +30 -5
Contract jobs citing DevOps 460 416 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.00% 8.08% 3.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.58% 9.60% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 247 134
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +20.48%
10th Percentile £370 £375 £377
90th Percentile £647 £615 £575
England median daily rate £544 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £47.60 £56.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +18.42% -13.64%

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 3,971 4,333 3,668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.29% 84.12% 83.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,502 2,611 2,298
West Midlands median daily rate £444 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.41% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £253
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 193 136
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.21 £15.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.66% -26.19% +14.91%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.05
90th Percentile £47.05 £35.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +5.26%

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 July 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 16 July 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
Shropshire -1 184 £556 +5.40% 7
Birmingham +22 141 £488 -7.14% 77
Coventry +9 74 £475 -5.00% 16
Warwickshire -4 17 £370 -19.78% 6
Solihull +3 8 £625 +47.06% 4
Staffordshire +14 5 £500 +15.94% 6
Wolverhampton +9 3 £450 -9.55% 1
Herefordshire +5 1 - - 3
Worcestershire -16 1 £425 -22.73% 11
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 250 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (47.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 170 (36.96%) Amazon AWS
4 136 (29.57%) Jenkins
5 126 (27.39%) Java
6 114 (24.78%) Linux
7 112 (24.35%) Docker
8 105 (22.83%) Terraform
9 92 (20.00%) Scrum
10 88 (19.13%) Ansible
11 85 (18.48%) Puppet
12 73 (15.87%) PowerShell
13 72 (15.65%) Microservices
13 72 (15.65%) Microsoft
14 71 (15.43%) JSON
15 66 (14.35%) Git (software)
16 61 (13.26%) Security Cleared
17 59 (12.83%) Visual Studio Team System
18 57 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
18 57 (12.39%) Test Automation
18 57 (12.39%) Configuration Management
19 55 (11.96%) C#
19 55 (11.96%) .NET
19 55 (11.96%) SC Cleared
20 54 (11.74%) SQL
21 52 (11.30%) Python
22 51 (11.09%) Kubernetes
23 48 (10.43%) Maven
24 47 (10.22%) Migration
24 47 (10.22%) JIRA

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 44 (9.57%) Confluence
2 39 (8.48%) Documentum
3 19 (4.13%) Apache
4 15 (3.26%) Tomcat
5 14 (3.04%) nginx
6 9 (1.96%) IIS
7 8 (1.74%) Jetty
7 8 (1.74%) Mongrel
7 8 (1.74%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.52%) CMS
8 7 (1.52%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.30%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.43%) Anypoint
12 2 (0.43%) Mailman
12 2 (0.43%) SAS
13 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.43%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (2.39%) assyst
1 11 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 217 (47.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 170 (36.96%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (10.22%) Amazon EC2
3 47 (10.22%) PaaS
4 42 (9.13%) Amazon S3
4 42 (9.13%) IaaS
4 42 (9.13%) Serverless
5 30 (6.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 29 (6.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 29 (6.30%) AWS Lambda
7 23 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
8 22 (4.78%) GitHub
9 21 (4.57%) Dynamics 365
10 20 (4.35%) Route 53
11 18 (3.91%) Power Platform
12 15 (3.26%) AWS CloudTrail
13 12 (2.61%) Azure Data Factory
13 12 (2.61%) SaaS
14 10 (2.17%) Azure Functions
15 9 (1.96%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.65%) TCP/IP
2 20 (4.35%) HTTP
3 17 (3.70%) SSL
4 16 (3.48%) DNS
5 10 (2.17%) DHCP
5 10 (2.17%) Firewall
6 9 (1.96%) FTP
6 9 (1.96%) IPsec
7 5 (1.09%) Internet
7 5 (1.09%) VPN
8 2 (0.43%) DKIM
8 2 (0.43%) IMAP
8 2 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.43%) SMTP
9 1 (0.22%) LAN
9 1 (0.22%) MPLS
9 1 (0.22%) Network Security
9 1 (0.22%) SNMP
9 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (5.65%) NoSQL
3 23 (5.00%) Big Data
4 17 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (3.48%) Hadoop
5 16 (3.48%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.04%) Power BI
6 14 (3.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (3.04%) SQL Server 2017
7 13 (2.83%) RDBMS
8 11 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (2.17%) Data Lake
9 10 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 10 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (1.96%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (1.74%) MySQL
12 5 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 136 (29.57%) Jenkins
2 66 (14.35%) Git (software)
3 59 (12.83%) Visual Studio Team System
4 48 (10.43%) Maven
5 47 (10.22%) JIRA
6 30 (6.52%) GitLab
7 25 (5.43%) Visual Studio
8 24 (5.22%) Selenium
9 19 (4.13%) Bitbucket
10 15 (3.26%) Ant
10 15 (3.26%) Gradle
11 13 (2.83%) Apache Ivy
11 13 (2.83%) Cucumber
12 12 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (1.74%) SpecFlow
14 8 (1.74%) Travis CI
15 7 (1.52%) JUnit
15 7 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
16 6 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 19 (4.13%) Finance
2 8 (1.74%) Retail
3 6 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.87%) Banking
5 3 (0.65%) Automotive
6 2 (0.43%) Legal
6 2 (0.43%) Marketing
6 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.22%) Electronics
7 1 (0.22%) French Language
7 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 176 (38.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 114 (24.78%) Developer
3 63 (13.70%) Azure Engineer
4 60 (13.04%) Azure DevOps
5 55 (11.96%) AWS DevOps
6 54 (11.74%) Architect
7 49 (10.65%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 47 (10.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 47 (10.22%) AWS Engineer
9 30 (6.52%) Documentum Developer
10 29 (6.30%) Java Developer
11 27 (5.87%) Senior Developer
12 22 (4.78%) Senior Documentum Developer
13 20 (4.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 18 (3.91%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 18 (3.91%) Linux Engineer
15 17 (3.70%) Agile Developer
16 14 (3.04%) Consultant
16 14 (3.04%) Technical Architect
17 13 (2.83%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (15.43%) JSON
2 55 (11.96%) .NET
3 43 (9.35%) Web Services
4 36 (7.83%) XML
5 29 (6.30%) Elastic Stack
6 28 (6.09%) J2EE
6 28 (6.09%) SOAP
7 27 (5.87%) REST
7 27 (5.87%) Spring
8 22 (4.78%) Spring Boot
9 21 (4.57%) HTML
10 19 (4.13%) Apache Camel
10 19 (4.13%) RabbitMQ
11 18 (3.91%) Node.js
12 17 (3.70%) RESTful
13 15 (3.26%) CSS
14 13 (2.83%) XSD
15 12 (2.61%) .NET Core
16 11 (2.39%) AngularJS
17 10 (2.17%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.35%) Public Cloud
2 17 (3.70%) Enterprise Cloud
3 15 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.30%) Cloud Native
5 6 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.87%) Private Cloud
7 4 (0.87%) User Experience
8 2 (0.43%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.22%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.22%) Derivative
9 1 (0.22%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.22%) NHS
9 1 (0.22%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 114 (24.78%) Linux
2 39 (8.48%) Windows
3 30 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (6.09%) Unix
5 9 (1.96%) CentOS
5 9 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.52%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.65%) Android
7 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.65%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.43%) Debian
8 2 (0.43%) SUSE
8 2 (0.43%) VMS
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (20.00%) Scrum
3 72 (15.65%) Microservices
4 57 (12.39%) Configuration Management
4 57 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (12.39%) Test Automation
5 47 (10.22%) Migration
6 40 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
7 38 (8.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 35 (7.61%) Kanban
8 35 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (7.39%) TDD
10 33 (7.17%) SOA
11 29 (6.30%) Deployment Automation
12 28 (6.09%) Test Strategy
13 27 (5.87%) Mentoring
13 27 (5.87%) OO
14 26 (5.65%) Open Source
15 22 (4.78%) Process Improvement
15 22 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (27.39%) Java
2 73 (15.87%) PowerShell
3 55 (11.96%) C#
4 54 (11.74%) SQL
5 52 (11.30%) Python
6 39 (8.48%) JavaScript
7 26 (5.65%) Bash Shell
8 21 (4.57%) PHP
9 12 (2.61%) Ruby
9 12 (2.61%) TypeScript
10 10 (2.17%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.74%) Apex Code
11 8 (1.74%) Perl
11 8 (1.74%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.09%) C
12 5 (1.09%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.87%) Java 8
14 2 (0.43%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.43%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 61 (13.26%) Security Cleared
2 55 (11.96%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.04%) AWS Certification
4 11 (2.39%) Degree
5 8 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.43%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.22%) CCNA
9 1 (0.22%) CCNP
9 1 (0.22%) CCSP
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.22%) CISSP
9 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.22%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.22%) MCSE
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.22%) OCP
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.17%) QA
2 5 (1.09%) NCSC
2 5 (1.09%) NIST
3 3 (0.65%) GDPR
4 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.22%) PMO
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 112 (24.35%) Docker
2 15 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.96%) Xen
4 5 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.87%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.43%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 105 (22.83%) Terraform
2 88 (19.13%) Ansible
3 85 (18.48%) Puppet
4 51 (11.09%) Kubernetes
5 27 (5.87%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (4.35%) Opsview
7 14 (3.04%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (2.39%) Packer
9 9 (1.96%) HAProxy
10 7 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (1.09%) Consul
12 4 (0.87%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 4 (0.87%) Salt
13 3 (0.65%) logstash
13 3 (0.65%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.43%) Kibana
15 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
15 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
15 1 (0.22%) Mesos
15 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 72 (15.65%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.26%) Google
3 25 (5.43%) Atlassian
4 21 (4.57%) Oracle
5 19 (4.13%) WSO2
6 18 (3.91%) VMware
7 14 (3.04%) Pega
7 14 (3.04%) Splunk
8 12 (2.61%) Databricks
9 11 (2.39%) PagerDuty
10 10 (2.17%) Tableau
11 8 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.52%) BEA
12 7 (1.52%) McAfee
12 7 (1.52%) SAP
13 6 (1.30%) TOWER Software
14 4 (0.87%) Red Hat
15 3 (0.65%) Cisco
16 2 (0.43%) Fujitsu
16 2 (0.43%) ServiceNow