Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead DevOps was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Lead Development Operations
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 164 188
Rank change year-on-year -3 +24 -
Contract jobs requiring a Lead DevOps 19 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 9
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £575 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +38.55% -
10th Percentile £483 £487 £370
90th Percentile £603 £675 £448
England median daily rate £600 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,629 4,094 5,369
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 94.64% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,828 2,502 3,071
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £220
90th Percentile £575 £534 £538
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 197 162
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +11.38% -10.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.15 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £42.80 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.99
% change year-on-year -1.07% -6.46% +14.24%

Lead DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Lead DevOps in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Lead DevOps in the West Midlands

Lead 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 Lead DevOps in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead DevOps in the West Midlands

Lead DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead DevOps in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead DevOps in the West Midlands

Lead 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 Lead DevOps within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 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 -4 17 £550 -15.38%
Birmingham -18 1 £550 +10.00%
Lead DevOps
England

Lead DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, Lead DevOps contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Lead DevOps in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) DevOps
2 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (68.42%) JIRA
3 13 (68.42%) Confluence
4 12 (63.16%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (63.16%) SDLC
5 11 (57.89%) Deployment Automation
5 11 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (57.89%) Kanban
5 11 (57.89%) Scrum
6 10 (52.63%) Configuration Management
6 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (52.63%) Test Automation
7 9 (47.37%) Puppet
7 9 (47.37%) OpenStack
7 9 (47.37%) Release Management
8 8 (42.11%) Linux
8 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
9 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
9 7 (36.84%) Performance Management
9 7 (36.84%) Python
9 7 (36.84%) Subversion
9 7 (36.84%) Windows
9 7 (36.84%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (36.84%) Line Management
9 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
9 7 (36.84%) Coaching
10 6 (31.58%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (31.58%) Maven
10 6 (31.58%) SOA

Lead DevOps Skill Set
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 13 (68.42%) Confluence
2 9 (47.37%) OpenStack
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (10.53%) IaaS
4 2 (10.53%) Slack
4 2 (10.53%) Trello
5 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (5.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
5 1 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (5.26%) Route 53
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) JIRA
2 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
3 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
3 7 (36.84%) Subversion
4 6 (31.58%) Maven
4 6 (31.58%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (15.79%) GitLab
6 2 (10.53%) Artifactory
6 2 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (10.53%) MSBuild
6 2 (10.53%) MSI
6 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) Node.js
3 1 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (5.26%) Sensu
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Public Cloud
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) DevOps
2 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (63.16%) Continuous Delivery
3 12 (63.16%) SDLC
4 11 (57.89%) Deployment Automation
4 11 (57.89%) Kanban
4 11 (57.89%) Scrum
5 10 (52.63%) Configuration Management
5 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (52.63%) Test Automation
6 9 (47.37%) Release Management
7 7 (36.84%) Coaching
7 7 (36.84%) Line Management
7 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
7 7 (36.84%) Performance Management
8 6 (31.58%) SOA
9 5 (26.32%) Change Control
9 5 (26.32%) Information Security
9 5 (26.32%) Open Source
9 5 (26.32%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Python
2 4 (21.05%) Perl
3 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Docker
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) Puppet
2 5 (26.32%) Ansible
3 4 (21.05%) ZABBIX
4 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (5.26%) collectd
5 1 (5.26%) Kibana
5 1 (5.26%) logstash
5 1 (5.26%) Salt
5 1 (5.26%) StatsD
5 1 (5.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Rackspace
4 1 (5.26%) SaltStack