The table below looks at the statistics for DevOps skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DevOps over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps
Rank 126 249 480
Rank change year-on-year
+123 +231
Contract jobs citing DevOps 932 386 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.75% 0.80% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 1.08% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 331 74
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£465 £450 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £350 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.23% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
DevOps
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39260 35774 37216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.92% 74.53% 72.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25511 22670 22103
Average daily rate £424 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.34% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1033 1389
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

DevOps
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DevOps across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

DevOps Jobs Demand Trend in England

DevOps
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DevOps across the England region.

DevOps Daily Rate Trend in England

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DevOps across the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

DevOps Daily Rate Histogram in England

DevOps
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DevOps across the England region.

DevOps Hourly Rate Trend in England

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +108 650 £475 +5.55% 132
South East +46 97 £463 +21.71% 22
Yorkshire 0 54 £375 -9.63% 25
North West +11 39 £438 +25.00% 14
South West +1 38 £450 +20.00% 1
East of England 0 22 £350 +84.21% 9
East Midlands - 22 £550 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £331 - 1
North East - 5 £375 - 2
Midlands - - - -
DevOps
UK

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing DevOps also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DevOps.

1 921 (58.77%) Linux
2 872 (55.65%) Puppet
3 735 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
4 630 (40.20%) Opscode Chef
5 573 (36.57%) Java
6 514 (32.80%) Jenkins
7 497 (31.72%) Continuous Integration
8 426 (27.19%) Ruby
9 401 (25.59%) Configuration Management
10 400 (25.53%) Python
11 364 (23.23%) Scrum
12 346 (22.08%) Git (software)
13 319 (20.36%) Amazon AWS
14 315 (20.10%) Web Services
15 300 (19.14%) Apache
16 299 (19.08%) UNIX
17 257 (16.40%) VMware
18 254 (16.21%) PHP
19 249 (15.89%) Bash Shell
20 245 (15.63%) Open Source
21 244 (15.57%) Perl
22 240 (15.32%) MySQL
23 230 (14.68%) Windows
24 229 (14.61%) Red Hat
25 221 (14.10%) CentOS
26 218 (13.91%) TDD
27 202 (12.89%) MongoDB
28 197 (12.57%) Nagios
29 185 (11.81%) Maven
30 171 (10.91%) Ubuntu

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing DevOps also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DevOps. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 300 (19.14%) Apache
2 124 (7.91%) Tomcat
3 119 (7.59%) nginx
4 97 (6.19%) Node.js
5 93 (5.93%) OpenStack
6 87 (5.55%) Confluence
6 87 (5.55%) JBoss
7 79 (5.04%) IIS
8 59 (3.77%) WebLogic
9 53 (3.38%) WebSphere
10 50 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
11 33 (2.11%) Apache Solr
12 28 (1.79%) CMS
13 27 (1.72%) Drupal
14 20 (1.28%) Jetty
15 18 (1.15%) Umbraco
16 12 (0.77%) WordPress
16 12 (0.77%) SharePoint
17 11 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 10 (0.64%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 23 (1.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.064%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.96%) RMDS
2 7 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.13%) Summit
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.064%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.064%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 319 (20.36%) Amazon AWS
2 165 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
3 87 (5.55%) Amazon S3
4 75 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 64 (4.08%) PaaS
6 37 (2.36%) Amazon ELB
7 35 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
8 32 (2.04%) SaaS
9 31 (1.98%) IaaS
10 25 (1.60%) Route 53
11 14 (0.89%) Google App Engine
12 11 (0.70%) Joyent
13 8 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 8 (0.51%) ElastiCache
14 7 (0.45%) GitHub
15 4 (0.26%) Office 365
15 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
16 3 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
17 2 (0.13%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 136 (8.68%) DNS
2 107 (6.83%) Firewall
3 100 (6.38%) TCP/IP
4 92 (5.87%) HTTP
5 63 (4.02%) SSL
6 60 (3.83%) Internet
7 48 (3.06%) VPN
8 42 (2.68%) LDAP
9 30 (1.91%) DHCP
10 27 (1.72%) SAN
11 24 (1.53%) WAN
11 24 (1.53%) LAN
12 18 (1.15%) FTP
13 17 (1.08%) SNMP
13 17 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
14 16 (1.02%) IPsec
15 14 (0.89%) Network Security
16 12 (0.77%) VLAN
17 11 (0.70%) Multicast
18 10 (0.64%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (15.32%) MySQL
2 202 (12.89%) MongoDB
3 161 (10.27%) NoSQL
4 103 (6.57%) PostgreSQL
5 96 (6.13%) SQL Server
6 82 (5.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 56 (3.57%) Big Data
8 54 (3.45%) Redis
9 47 (3.00%) Hadoop
10 40 (2.55%) Relational Database
11 31 (1.98%) CouchDB
12 27 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
13 24 (1.53%) RDBMS
13 24 (1.53%) Couchbase
14 23 (1.47%) Riak
15 20 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
16 17 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
17 13 (0.83%) DB2
17 13 (0.83%) Oracle Database
18 12 (0.77%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 514 (32.80%) Jenkins
2 346 (22.08%) Git (software)
3 185 (11.81%) Maven
4 138 (8.81%) JIRA
5 117 (7.47%) Hudson
6 108 (6.89%) Subversion
7 82 (5.23%) TeamCity
8 52 (3.32%) Cucumber
9 47 (3.00%) Ant
10 46 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 39 (2.49%) Selenium
12 38 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 28 (1.79%) RSpec
14 27 (1.72%) Artifactory
15 24 (1.53%) Gradle
16 23 (1.47%) Mercurial
17 16 (1.02%) JMeter
18 14 (0.89%) Visual Studio
18 14 (0.89%) PHPUnit
18 14 (0.89%) Gerrit
General
1 151 (9.64%) Finance
2 76 (4.85%) Banking
3 35 (2.23%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.04%) Retail
5 29 (1.85%) Marketing
6 28 (1.79%) Games
7 27 (1.72%) Financial Institution
8 26 (1.66%) Publishing
9 24 (1.53%) Front Office
10 18 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 17 (1.08%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.64%) Advertising
13 9 (0.57%) Electronics
14 7 (0.45%) Law
15 6 (0.38%) Back Office
16 3 (0.19%) Music Industry
17 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.13%) Legal
18 1 (0.064%) Military
18 1 (0.064%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 668 (42.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 285 (18.19%) Developer
3 172 (10.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 97 (6.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 84 (5.36%) Architect
6 80 (5.11%) Linux Engineer
7 78 (4.98%) Consultant
8 70 (4.47%) Java Developer
9 55 (3.51%) Administrator
10 54 (3.45%) DevOps Consultant
11 47 (3.00%) Systems Administrator
12 43 (2.74%) Software Engineer
13 42 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
14 38 (2.43%) Cloud Engineer
15 36 (2.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 34 (2.17%) Linux Administrator
17 33 (2.11%) .NET Developer
18 31 (1.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 31 (1.98%) Python Developer
19 28 (1.79%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (20.10%) Web Services
2 148 (9.44%) LAMP
3 139 (8.87%) .NET
4 107 (6.83%) HTML
5 92 (5.87%) XML
6 89 (5.68%) JSON
7 79 (5.04%) Middleware
8 65 (4.15%) J2EE
9 60 (3.83%) CSS
9 60 (3.83%) Spring
10 55 (3.51%) RESTful
11 51 (3.25%) ASP.NET
12 47 (3.00%) SOAP
13 44 (2.81%) REST
14 42 (2.68%) AngularJS
14 42 (2.68%) MCollective
15 39 (2.49%) ActiveMQ
16 37 (2.36%) RabbitMQ
17 34 (2.17%) OSGi
17 34 (2.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 245 (15.63%) Open Source
2 61 (3.89%) Computer Science
3 49 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (2.11%) Mobile App
4 33 (2.11%) Clustering
5 28 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 21 (1.34%) Replication
7 20 (1.28%) Client/Server
7 20 (1.28%) Online Games
8 18 (1.15%) Hedge funds
9 17 (1.08%) User Experience
9 17 (1.08%) Wiki
10 16 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (0.89%) Visualisation
12 13 (0.83%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.77%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.70%) Digital Media
14 11 (0.70%) Taxonomies
15 7 (0.45%) DTV
16 5 (0.32%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 921 (58.77%) Linux
2 299 (19.08%) UNIX
3 230 (14.68%) Windows
4 221 (14.10%) CentOS
5 171 (10.91%) Ubuntu
6 107 (6.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 64 (4.08%) Debian
8 40 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (2.04%) AIX
10 30 (1.91%) Oracle Linux
11 25 (1.60%) SELinux
12 18 (1.15%) Solaris
13 17 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (0.70%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.57%) Android
17 6 (0.38%) VMS
18 5 (0.32%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.19%) Fedora
19 3 (0.19%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 735 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
2 497 (31.72%) Continuous Integration
3 401 (25.59%) Configuration Management
4 364 (23.23%) Scrum
5 218 (13.91%) TDD
6 152 (9.70%) E-Commerce
7 122 (7.79%) BDD
8 108 (6.89%) Kanban
9 91 (5.81%) Software Engineering
10 87 (5.55%) SOA
10 87 (5.55%) OO
11 83 (5.30%) Load Balancing
12 74 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
13 70 (4.47%) Build Automation
14 69 (4.40%) ITIL
15 57 (3.64%) Mentoring
16 54 (3.45%) Automated Testing
16 54 (3.45%) Release Management
17 52 (3.32%) MVC
18 45 (2.87%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 573 (36.57%) Java
2 426 (27.19%) Ruby
3 400 (25.53%) Python
4 254 (16.21%) PHP
5 249 (15.89%) Bash Shell
6 244 (15.57%) Perl
7 168 (10.72%) JavaScript
8 148 (9.44%) SQL
9 120 (7.66%) PowerShell
10 90 (5.74%) C#
11 72 (4.59%) Shell Script
12 58 (3.70%) Scala
13 39 (2.49%) C++
14 37 (2.36%) Clojure
15 28 (1.79%) Groovy
16 26 (1.66%) C
17 20 (1.28%) VB
18 11 (0.70%) Golang
19 10 (0.64%) VBA
20 9 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 74 (4.72%) SC Cleared
3 60 (3.83%) Degree
4 22 (1.40%) CCNA
4 22 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (0.51%) CISM
6 8 (0.51%) CCSA
6 8 (0.51%) JNCIA
6 8 (0.51%) CISSP
7 7 (0.45%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.26%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.19%) CCENT
9 3 (0.19%) LPIC
9 3 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.19%) VCDX
9 3 (0.19%) VCAP
10 2 (0.13%) RHCE
10 2 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.79%) QA
2 18 (1.15%) SLA
3 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.064%) EMIR
System Software
1 159 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (5.36%) vCloud
3 34 (2.17%) Docker
3 34 (2.17%) vSphere
4 31 (1.98%) Active Directory
5 30 (1.91%) VMware ESX
5 30 (1.91%) XenServer
6 26 (1.66%) Samba
7 25 (1.60%) Varnish
8 24 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
9 18 (1.15%) NFS
10 16 (1.02%) Xen
11 13 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.83%) Postfix
11 13 (0.83%) KVM
12 6 (0.38%) Hyper-V
12 6 (0.38%) qmail
13 5 (0.32%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.26%) Squid
15 3 (0.19%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 872 (55.65%) Puppet
2 630 (40.20%) Opscode Chef
3 197 (12.57%) Nagios
4 142 (9.06%) Vagrant
5 123 (7.85%) Ansible
6 106 (6.76%) Salt
7 74 (4.72%) ZABBIX
8 42 (2.68%) Cacti
9 33 (2.11%) Zenoss
10 22 (1.40%) Kibana
11 21 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 20 (1.28%) Graylog2
13 19 (1.21%) YUM
14 16 (1.02%) HAProxy
14 16 (1.02%) Opsview
15 12 (0.77%) Icinga
15 12 (0.77%) collectd
15 12 (0.77%) Tivoli
16 11 (0.70%) SCCM
17 10 (0.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 257 (16.40%) VMware
2 229 (14.61%) Red Hat
3 111 (7.08%) Oracle
4 81 (5.17%) IBM
5 78 (4.98%) Microsoft
6 74 (4.72%) Rackspace
7 53 (3.38%) Splunk
7 53 (3.38%) Atlassian
8 48 (3.06%) Cisco
9 41 (2.62%) New Relic
9 41 (2.62%) SaltStack
10 32 (2.04%) EMC
11 28 (1.79%) Percona
12 26 (1.66%) F5
13 24 (1.53%) 29West
13 24 (1.53%) Perforce
13 24 (1.53%) Citrix
13 24 (1.53%) NetApp
14 23 (1.47%) Google
15 18 (1.15%) RightScale
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