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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps
Rank 151 271 495
Rank change year-on-year
+120 +224
Contract jobs citing DevOps 736 326 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.46% 0.68% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 0.92% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 281 58
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £418 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +19.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 -
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
37593 35462 37976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.67% 73.73% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23709 22246 22478
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 975 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +104 494 £468 +3.88% 100
South East +58 88 £415 -3.48% 25
East of England +16 46 £401 -5.58% 18
South West +4 39 £400 -15.78% 7
North West +21 24 £400 +14.28% 12
Yorkshire -11 20 £675 +63.63% 17
East Midlands +15 15 £550 +23.59% 2
West Midlands - 8 £344 -
North East - 1 £335 - 4
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DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 781 (57.34%) Linux
2 739 (54.26%) Puppet
3 528 (38.77%) Opscode Chef
4 444 (32.60%) Java
5 411 (30.18%) Continuous Integration
6 401 (29.44%) Jenkins
7 363 (26.65%) Ruby
7 363 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
8 346 (25.40%) Python
9 312 (22.91%) Web Services
10 303 (22.25%) Apache
10 303 (22.25%) Configuration Management
11 296 (21.73%) Amazon AWS
12 282 (20.70%) Git (software)
13 258 (18.94%) Scrum
14 249 (18.28%) Windows
15 231 (16.96%) PHP
16 230 (16.89%) Open Source
17 226 (16.59%) MySQL
18 223 (16.37%) VMware
19 222 (16.30%) Red Hat
20 221 (16.23%) Perl
21 218 (16.01%) UNIX
22 214 (15.71%) Bash Shell
23 171 (12.56%) CentOS
24 166 (12.19%) .NET
25 163 (11.97%) Nagios
26 161 (11.82%) Maven
27 159 (11.67%) LAMP
28 158 (11.60%) TDD

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 303 (22.25%) Apache
2 131 (9.62%) Tomcat
3 111 (8.15%) nginx
4 88 (6.46%) IIS
5 84 (6.17%) OpenStack
6 80 (5.87%) Node.js
7 74 (5.43%) Confluence
8 55 (4.04%) WebLogic
9 44 (3.23%) WebSphere
10 36 (2.64%) CMS
10 36 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
11 29 (2.13%) Umbraco
12 20 (1.47%) Apache Solr
13 15 (1.10%) Jetty
13 15 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (0.95%) MediaWiki
15 12 (0.88%) WordPress
16 10 (0.73%) Drupal
16 10 (0.73%) SharePoint
16 10 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 18 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.37%) MS Office
3 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (0.88%) RMDS
2 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.15%) Summit
4 1 (0.073%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.073%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.073%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.073%) Magento
4 1 (0.073%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 296 (21.73%) Amazon AWS
2 149 (10.94%) Amazon EC2
3 85 (6.24%) Amazon S3
4 65 (4.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 57 (4.19%) PaaS
6 43 (3.16%) SaaS
7 41 (3.01%) Amazon ELB
8 39 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (2.20%) Route 53
10 21 (1.54%) IaaS
11 13 (0.95%) Google App Engine
12 12 (0.88%) Office 365
13 9 (0.66%) GitHub
14 8 (0.59%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.51%) ElastiCache
15 7 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.22%) Joyent
17 2 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
17 2 (0.15%) CloudFront
17 2 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 147 (10.79%) DNS
2 113 (8.30%) Firewall
3 77 (5.65%) HTTP
4 69 (5.07%) TCP/IP
5 56 (4.11%) VPN
6 55 (4.04%) Internet
7 53 (3.89%) SSL
8 40 (2.94%) LDAP
9 35 (2.57%) DHCP
10 25 (1.84%) WAN
10 25 (1.84%) LAN
11 24 (1.76%) SNMP
12 23 (1.69%) SAN
13 20 (1.47%) IPsec
13 20 (1.47%) Network Security
14 16 (1.17%) SSH
14 16 (1.17%) FTP
15 14 (1.03%) IPv6
15 14 (1.03%) VLAN
16 13 (0.95%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (16.59%) MySQL
2 147 (10.79%) MongoDB
3 130 (9.54%) NoSQL
4 122 (8.96%) SQL Server
5 106 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
6 69 (5.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 64 (4.70%) Big Data
8 51 (3.74%) Hadoop
9 41 (3.01%) Relational Database
10 38 (2.79%) Redis
11 27 (1.98%) CouchDB
12 25 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
12 25 (1.84%) Riak
13 23 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
14 21 (1.54%) RavenDB
15 20 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
16 18 (1.32%) Couchbase
17 16 (1.17%) Oracle Database
18 13 (0.95%) Oracle Exadata
19 10 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 401 (29.44%) Jenkins
2 282 (20.70%) Git (software)
3 161 (11.82%) Maven
4 119 (8.74%) JIRA
5 116 (8.52%) Hudson
6 86 (6.31%) Subversion
7 81 (5.95%) TeamCity
8 58 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 47 (3.45%) Selenium
10 40 (2.94%) Ant
11 37 (2.72%) Mercurial
12 36 (2.64%) Cucumber
13 33 (2.42%) Visual Studio
14 25 (1.84%) Artifactory
15 21 (1.54%) RSpec
16 18 (1.32%) Gradle
17 17 (1.25%) SpecFlow
18 16 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 14 (1.03%) Gerrit
20 13 (0.95%) JUnit
General
1 147 (10.79%) Finance
2 46 (3.38%) Banking
3 33 (2.42%) Retail
3 33 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 31 (2.28%) Games
5 25 (1.84%) Financial Institution
6 24 (1.76%) Marketing
7 21 (1.54%) Publishing
8 18 (1.32%) Front Office
9 16 (1.17%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.66%) Law
12 5 (0.37%) Advertising
12 5 (0.37%) Back Office
12 5 (0.37%) Electronics
13 3 (0.22%) Legal
13 3 (0.22%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.22%) Billing
14 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.073%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 584 (42.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 224 (16.45%) Developer
3 154 (11.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 91 (6.68%) Linux Engineer
5 71 (5.21%) Administrator
6 62 (4.55%) Architect
6 62 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 61 (4.48%) Consultant
8 53 (3.89%) Systems Administrator
9 50 (3.67%) .NET Developer
10 47 (3.45%) Java Developer
11 43 (3.16%) Linux Administrator
11 43 (3.16%) DevOps Consultant
12 41 (3.01%) Software Engineer
12 41 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
13 39 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 33 (2.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 29 (2.13%) Python Developer
15 29 (2.13%) DevOps Architect
16 24 (1.76%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (22.91%) Web Services
2 166 (12.19%) .NET
3 159 (11.67%) LAMP
4 84 (6.17%) JSON
5 80 (5.87%) HTML
6 77 (5.65%) XML
7 74 (5.43%) Middleware
8 66 (4.85%) ASP.NET
9 63 (4.63%) RESTful
10 49 (3.60%) CSS
11 47 (3.45%) J2EE
12 44 (3.23%) SOAP
13 43 (3.16%) REST
14 36 (2.64%) MCollective
14 36 (2.64%) Spring
15 33 (2.42%) RabbitMQ
16 24 (1.76%) .NET Framework
16 24 (1.76%) AngularJS
17 21 (1.54%) WCF
17 21 (1.54%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 230 (16.89%) Open Source
2 48 (3.52%) Computer Science
3 38 (2.79%) Mobile App
4 28 (2.06%) Online Games
5 25 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 21 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 21 (1.54%) Clustering
7 18 (1.32%) Wiki
7 18 (1.32%) Hedge funds
8 17 (1.25%) Replication
9 15 (1.10%) Digital Media
10 14 (1.03%) Visualisation
11 11 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.51%) PKI
13 6 (0.44%) NHS
14 5 (0.37%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.37%) Blog
14 5 (0.37%) iPhone
15 4 (0.29%) Social Network
15 4 (0.29%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 781 (57.34%) Linux
2 249 (18.28%) Windows
3 218 (16.01%) UNIX
4 171 (12.56%) CentOS
5 123 (9.03%) Ubuntu
6 97 (7.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 58 (4.26%) Debian
8 45 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (1.91%) Oracle Linux
10 22 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (1.47%) AIX
12 19 (1.40%) SELinux
13 18 (1.32%) Solaris
14 17 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (1.10%) Android
16 13 (0.95%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.37%) VMS
18 3 (0.22%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.22%) SmartOS
19 2 (0.15%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (30.18%) Continuous Integration
2 363 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
3 303 (22.25%) Configuration Management
4 258 (18.94%) Scrum
5 158 (11.60%) TDD
6 147 (10.79%) E-Commerce
7 105 (7.71%) BDD
8 90 (6.61%) Software Engineering
9 84 (6.17%) OO
10 81 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
11 71 (5.21%) SOA
12 69 (5.07%) Build Automation
13 64 (4.70%) Kanban
14 63 (4.63%) ITIL
14 63 (4.63%) Load Balancing
15 55 (4.04%) Release Management
16 43 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
17 42 (3.08%) OOP
18 40 (2.94%) MVC
19 38 (2.79%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 444 (32.60%) Java
2 363 (26.65%) Ruby
3 346 (25.40%) Python
4 231 (16.96%) PHP
5 221 (16.23%) Perl
6 214 (15.71%) Bash Shell
7 141 (10.35%) SQL
8 140 (10.28%) JavaScript
9 121 (8.88%) C#
10 115 (8.44%) PowerShell
11 59 (4.33%) Shell Script
12 50 (3.67%) Scala
13 40 (2.94%) C++
14 25 (1.84%) Groovy
15 24 (1.76%) VB
16 23 (1.69%) C
17 16 (1.17%) Clojure
18 13 (0.95%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.73%) VBA
20 9 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (4.70%) Security Cleared
2 47 (3.45%) Degree
3 39 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.10%) ISEB
5 10 (0.73%) RHCE
6 9 (0.66%) CCNA
6 9 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.44%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.29%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.22%) LPIC
9 3 (0.22%) CCENT
9 3 (0.22%) VCDX
9 3 (0.22%) VCAP
10 2 (0.15%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.15%) CISM
10 2 (0.15%) CCSA
10 2 (0.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.95%) QA
2 15 (1.10%) SLA
3 3 (0.22%) SNOMED CT
4 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.073%) COBIT
System Software
1 142 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (5.80%) vCloud
3 31 (2.28%) Active Directory
4 28 (2.06%) vSphere
5 27 (1.98%) XenServer
6 25 (1.84%) Samba
7 21 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
8 20 (1.47%) Postfix
9 19 (1.40%) VMware ESX
10 17 (1.25%) Docker
11 16 (1.17%) Hyper-V
12 14 (1.03%) NFS
13 12 (0.88%) KVM
14 11 (0.81%) Varnish
14 11 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (0.81%) Xen
15 6 (0.44%) qmail
16 4 (0.29%) Squid
16 4 (0.29%) VirtualBox
17 3 (0.22%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 739 (54.26%) Puppet
2 528 (38.77%) Opscode Chef
3 163 (11.97%) Nagios
4 117 (8.59%) Vagrant
5 100 (7.34%) Salt
6 92 (6.75%) Ansible
7 73 (5.36%) ZABBIX
8 43 (3.16%) Cacti
9 27 (1.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 25 (1.84%) Zenoss
11 18 (1.32%) YUM
12 15 (1.10%) HAProxy
12 15 (1.10%) Kibana
13 13 (0.95%) Opsview
14 11 (0.81%) Graylog2
15 10 (0.73%) Foglight
15 10 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
16 9 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
16 9 (0.66%) logstash
16 9 (0.66%) Icinga
Vendors
1 223 (16.37%) VMware
2 222 (16.30%) Red Hat
3 104 (7.64%) Oracle
4 75 (5.51%) IBM
5 68 (4.99%) JBoss
6 67 (4.92%) Rackspace
7 64 (4.70%) Microsoft
8 57 (4.19%) Cisco
9 44 (3.23%) Splunk
10 41 (3.01%) Atlassian
11 34 (2.50%) New Relic
12 29 (2.13%) NetApp
13 28 (2.06%) EMC
13 28 (2.06%) Percona
14 24 (1.76%) F5
14 24 (1.76%) RightScale
15 23 (1.69%) SaltStack
16 22 (1.62%) Citrix
17 21 (1.54%) 29West
18 19 (1.40%) Google
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