The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps
Rank 148 306 505
Rank change year-on-year
+158 +199
Contract jobs citing DevOps 657 262 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.33% 0.56% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.77% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 214 56
Average daily rate
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£430 £450 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £375 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £546 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36751 34198 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.46% 73.37% 71.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23125 21216 22145
Average daily rate £408 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 977 1381
Average hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £32.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.26 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
DevOps
UK

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 1 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 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +101 426 £450 - 117
South East +57 76 £395 -10.22% 23
East of England +31 51 £400 -5.88% 12
South West +14 49 £413 -13.15% 6
North West +11 19 £425 - 7
Yorkshire -7 13 £325 -21.68% 23
West Midlands - 11 £350 - 8
East Midlands +5 7 £550 +23.59% 3
North East - 2 £355 - 4
DevOps
UK

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 706 (56.89%) Linux
2 658 (53.02%) Puppet
3 473 (38.11%) Opscode Chef
4 406 (32.72%) Java
5 355 (28.61%) Agile Software Development
6 348 (28.04%) Continuous Integration
7 338 (27.24%) Ruby
8 327 (26.35%) Python
9 324 (26.11%) Jenkins
10 289 (23.29%) Web Services
11 270 (21.76%) Apache
12 269 (21.68%) Amazon AWS
13 258 (20.79%) Configuration Management
14 249 (20.06%) Git (software)
15 228 (18.37%) Windows
16 222 (17.89%) Scrum
17 216 (17.41%) MySQL
18 212 (17.08%) UNIX
19 204 (16.44%) Open Source
20 202 (16.28%) PHP
21 200 (16.12%) Bash Shell
22 199 (16.04%) Perl
23 197 (15.87%) Red Hat
24 195 (15.71%) VMware
25 153 (12.33%) Nagios
26 151 (12.17%) TDD
27 148 (11.93%) LAMP
28 146 (11.76%) E-Commerce
29 141 (11.36%) DNS
29 141 (11.36%) .NET

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 270 (21.76%) Apache
2 128 (10.31%) Tomcat
3 94 (7.57%) nginx
4 88 (7.09%) IIS
5 79 (6.37%) Node.js
6 69 (5.56%) OpenStack
7 65 (5.24%) Confluence
8 51 (4.11%) WebLogic
9 37 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
9 37 (2.98%) CMS
10 36 (2.90%) WebSphere
11 31 (2.50%) Umbraco
12 24 (1.93%) Apache Solr
13 14 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
13 14 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (0.97%) MediaWiki
15 11 (0.89%) Jetty
15 11 (0.89%) Drupal
15 11 (0.89%) CloudStack
16 10 (0.81%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (1.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.40%) MS Office
3 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.081%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.89%) RMDS
2 3 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.081%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.081%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.081%) Summit
3 1 (0.081%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 269 (21.68%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (10.72%) Amazon EC2
3 74 (5.96%) Amazon S3
4 62 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 51 (4.11%) PaaS
6 42 (3.38%) SaaS
7 39 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
8 38 (3.06%) Amazon ELB
9 30 (2.42%) Route 53
10 19 (1.53%) IaaS
11 12 (0.97%) Office 365
12 7 (0.56%) GitHub
12 7 (0.56%) Joyent
12 7 (0.56%) Google App Engine
12 7 (0.56%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.56%) ElastiCache
13 3 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.16%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.081%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 141 (11.36%) DNS
2 102 (8.22%) Firewall
3 64 (5.16%) HTTP
4 60 (4.83%) TCP/IP
5 52 (4.19%) VPN
5 52 (4.19%) Internet
6 45 (3.63%) SSL
7 34 (2.74%) LDAP
8 29 (2.34%) DHCP
9 25 (2.01%) SNMP
10 23 (1.85%) Network Security
11 22 (1.77%) SAN
12 20 (1.61%) LAN
12 20 (1.61%) WAN
13 16 (1.29%) SSH
14 15 (1.21%) IPsec
15 14 (1.13%) IPv6
16 13 (1.05%) VLAN
17 12 (0.97%) EIGRP
17 12 (0.97%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (17.41%) MySQL
2 138 (11.12%) MongoDB
3 131 (10.56%) NoSQL
4 109 (8.78%) SQL Server
5 95 (7.66%) PostgreSQL
6 74 (5.96%) Big Data
7 70 (5.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 62 (5.00%) Hadoop
9 41 (3.30%) Redis
10 40 (3.22%) Relational Database
11 27 (2.18%) CouchDB
12 25 (2.01%) Riak
13 24 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
14 21 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
14 21 (1.69%) RavenDB
15 19 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
16 17 (1.37%) Oracle Database
17 15 (1.21%) Couchbase
18 10 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
18 10 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 324 (26.11%) Jenkins
2 249 (20.06%) Git (software)
3 137 (11.04%) Maven
4 103 (8.30%) JIRA
5 101 (8.14%) Hudson
6 78 (6.29%) Subversion
7 77 (6.20%) TeamCity
8 52 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 38 (3.06%) Ant
10 37 (2.98%) Mercurial
11 33 (2.66%) Visual Studio
11 33 (2.66%) Cucumber
12 32 (2.58%) Selenium
13 16 (1.29%) SpecFlow
14 15 (1.21%) RSpec
14 15 (1.21%) Artifactory
15 14 (1.13%) JUnit
16 11 (0.89%) SoapUI
16 11 (0.89%) Gerrit
17 10 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 135 (10.88%) Finance
2 45 (3.63%) Banking
3 34 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.58%) Retail
5 29 (2.34%) Games
6 22 (1.77%) Financial Institution
6 22 (1.77%) Marketing
7 18 (1.45%) Front Office
8 15 (1.21%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.13%) Publishing
10 11 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.56%) Advertising
12 6 (0.48%) Electronics
13 5 (0.40%) Law
14 3 (0.24%) Back Office
14 3 (0.24%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.24%) Billing
15 2 (0.16%) Legal
16 1 (0.081%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.081%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 540 (43.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 206 (16.60%) Developer
3 87 (7.01%) Linux Engineer
4 68 (5.48%) Administrator
5 64 (5.16%) Architect
6 52 (4.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 50 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
8 47 (3.79%) .NET Developer
9 45 (3.63%) Consultant
9 45 (3.63%) Java Developer
10 42 (3.38%) Linux Administrator
11 41 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
12 38 (3.06%) Software Engineer
13 34 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 32 (2.58%) DevOps Consultant
14 32 (2.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 29 (2.34%) DevOps Architect
16 28 (2.26%) Python Developer
17 19 (1.53%) DevOps Administrator
18 18 (1.45%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (23.29%) Web Services
2 148 (11.93%) LAMP
3 141 (11.36%) .NET
4 75 (6.04%) JSON
4 75 (6.04%) HTML
5 71 (5.72%) XML
5 71 (5.72%) Middleware
6 65 (5.24%) RESTful
7 64 (5.16%) ASP.NET
8 53 (4.27%) CSS
9 48 (3.87%) J2EE
10 43 (3.46%) Spring
11 39 (3.14%) SOAP
12 37 (2.98%) REST
13 33 (2.66%) RabbitMQ
14 25 (2.01%) Ruby on Rails
14 25 (2.01%) MCollective
15 22 (1.77%) .NET Framework
15 22 (1.77%) jQuery
16 18 (1.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 204 (16.44%) Open Source
2 38 (3.06%) Computer Science
3 37 (2.98%) Mobile App
4 26 (2.10%) Online Games
5 25 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 20 (1.61%) Client/Server
7 19 (1.53%) Digital Media
8 18 (1.45%) Clustering
9 17 (1.37%) Wiki
10 15 (1.21%) Hedge funds
11 14 (1.13%) Replication
12 10 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.81%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.56%) PKI
14 6 (0.48%) NHS
15 5 (0.40%) Firmware
15 5 (0.40%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.40%) Blog
15 5 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
15 5 (0.40%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 706 (56.89%) Linux
2 228 (18.37%) Windows
3 212 (17.08%) UNIX
4 137 (11.04%) CentOS
5 102 (8.22%) Ubuntu
6 92 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 58 (4.67%) Debian
8 35 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (2.10%) Oracle Linux
10 20 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (1.29%) SELinux
11 16 (1.29%) AIX
12 15 (1.21%) Android
13 14 (1.13%) Solaris
14 13 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (0.56%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.40%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.32%) SUSE
18 3 (0.24%) VMS
18 3 (0.24%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (28.61%) Agile Software Development
2 348 (28.04%) Continuous Integration
3 258 (20.79%) Configuration Management
4 222 (17.89%) Scrum
5 151 (12.17%) TDD
6 146 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 109 (8.78%) BDD
8 93 (7.49%) Software Engineering
9 83 (6.69%) OO
10 79 (6.37%) Continuous Improvement
11 68 (5.48%) SOA
12 62 (5.00%) Build Automation
13 55 (4.43%) ITIL
13 55 (4.43%) Kanban
14 51 (4.11%) Release Management
15 47 (3.79%) Load Balancing
15 47 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
16 45 (3.63%) OOP
16 45 (3.63%) Automated Testing
17 37 (2.98%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 406 (32.72%) Java
2 338 (27.24%) Ruby
3 327 (26.35%) Python
4 202 (16.28%) PHP
5 200 (16.12%) Bash Shell
6 199 (16.04%) Perl
7 129 (10.39%) JavaScript
8 126 (10.15%) SQL
9 116 (9.35%) C#
10 93 (7.49%) PowerShell
11 61 (4.92%) Shell Script
12 53 (4.27%) Scala
13 37 (2.98%) C++
14 24 (1.93%) VB
15 23 (1.85%) Groovy
16 20 (1.61%) C
17 15 (1.21%) Clojure
18 12 (0.97%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.81%) VBA
20 7 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (3.87%) Degree
2 45 (3.63%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.01%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.21%) ISEB
5 10 (0.81%) RHCE
6 4 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.32%) BC Cleared
6 4 (0.32%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.24%) CCNA
7 3 (0.24%) LPIC
7 3 (0.24%) CCENT
8 2 (0.16%) VCDX
8 2 (0.16%) VCAP
8 2 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.16%) PhD
9 1 (0.081%) ACCA
9 1 (0.081%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.081%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.37%) QA
2 15 (1.21%) SLA
3 3 (0.24%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.081%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.081%) COBIT
4 1 (0.081%) Data Quality
System Software
1 127 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (5.08%) vCloud
3 31 (2.50%) Active Directory
4 25 (2.01%) vSphere
5 24 (1.93%) XenServer
6 20 (1.61%) Samba
6 20 (1.61%) VMware ESX
6 20 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
7 19 (1.53%) Postfix
8 16 (1.29%) Hyper-V
9 15 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.97%) NFS
11 11 (0.89%) Varnish
11 11 (0.89%) KVM
12 10 (0.81%) Docker
13 6 (0.48%) qmail
13 6 (0.48%) Xen
14 4 (0.32%) Squid
15 3 (0.24%) Shibboleth
16 2 (0.16%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 658 (53.02%) Puppet
2 473 (38.11%) Opscode Chef
3 153 (12.33%) Nagios
4 92 (7.41%) Vagrant
5 89 (7.17%) Ansible
5 89 (7.17%) Salt
6 60 (4.83%) ZABBIX
7 39 (3.14%) Cacti
8 24 (1.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 18 (1.45%) Zenoss
10 17 (1.37%) Opsview
11 16 (1.29%) YUM
12 12 (0.97%) collectd
12 12 (0.97%) HAProxy
13 11 (0.89%) Ganglia
14 10 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
14 10 (0.81%) Foglight
15 9 (0.73%) ITRS Geneos
16 8 (0.64%) Kibana
16 8 (0.64%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 197 (15.87%) Red Hat
2 195 (15.71%) VMware
3 100 (8.06%) Oracle
4 69 (5.56%) Rackspace
5 66 (5.32%) Microsoft
6 64 (5.16%) IBM
7 52 (4.19%) Cisco
8 48 (3.87%) JBoss
9 34 (2.74%) Atlassian
10 29 (2.34%) Splunk
10 29 (2.34%) New Relic
11 26 (2.10%) NetApp
12 25 (2.01%) RightScale
13 22 (1.77%) Percona
13 22 (1.77%) F5
13 22 (1.77%) EMC
14 20 (1.61%) Akamai
14 20 (1.61%) HP
15 19 (1.53%) 29West
16 18 (1.45%) Citrix
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £590 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day based on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Salt
Rate: Negotiable rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Blue Glue
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago