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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DevOps
Rank 85 149 274
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +125
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1254 750 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.33% 1.47% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 1.92% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 525 288
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £416
% change year-on-year
- -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - £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
42068 39089 36771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.23% 76.40% 75.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27933 24730 23055
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1141 1099 1032
Average hourly rate £31.44 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DevOps across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

DevOps Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 September 2015. 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 +34 753 £475 +1.06% 179
Yorkshire +56 122 £403 -40.37% 21
South East -4 106 £388 -6.62% 56
East of England +46 101 £415 +3.42% 23
South West +9 50 £455 +13.75% 17
North West -5 46 £438 +9.37% 16
East Midlands +11 30 £375 -31.81% 2
North East -4 27 £488 +37.32% 1
West Midlands +19 21 £375 +9.09% 8
Midlands - 5 £500 -
DevOps
UK

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 1239 (54.32%) Linux
2 1098 (48.14%) Puppet
3 989 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
4 853 (37.40%) Java
5 840 (36.83%) Opscode Chef
6 784 (34.37%) Amazon AWS
7 759 (33.27%) Jenkins
8 727 (31.87%) Continuous Integration
9 626 (27.44%) Ruby
10 620 (27.18%) Python
11 580 (25.43%) Configuration Management
12 529 (23.19%) Git (software)
13 432 (18.94%) Ansible
14 413 (18.11%) Windows
15 374 (16.40%) Web Services
16 356 (15.61%) Scrum
17 344 (15.08%) UNIX
18 343 (15.04%) Bash Shell
19 337 (14.77%) Open Source
20 328 (14.38%) Red Hat
21 327 (14.34%) TDD
22 322 (14.12%) VMware
23 320 (14.03%) Docker
24 317 (13.90%) MySQL
25 307 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 303 (13.28%) Perl
27 294 (12.89%) MongoDB
28 288 (12.63%) SQL
29 286 (12.54%) Apache
30 269 (11.79%) .NET

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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
1 286 (12.54%) Apache
2 242 (10.61%) Tomcat
3 154 (6.75%) OpenStack
4 152 (6.66%) IIS
5 146 (6.40%) nginx
6 130 (5.70%) Node.js
7 120 (5.26%) JBoss
8 92 (4.03%) WebSphere
9 91 (3.99%) Confluence
10 69 (3.02%) WebLogic
11 67 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
12 54 (2.37%) Jetty
13 25 (1.10%) Apache Spark
14 24 (1.05%) Drupal
15 21 (0.92%) Apache Solr
16 20 (0.88%) SharePoint
17 17 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 16 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
19 14 (0.61%) CMS
19 14 (0.61%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 47 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.088%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.088%) HipChat
3 2 (0.088%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.13%) Magento
4 2 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.088%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 1 (0.044%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.044%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.044%) Summit
5 1 (0.044%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 784 (34.37%) Amazon AWS
2 177 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 160 (7.01%) Amazon EC2
4 104 (4.56%) Cloud Computing
5 88 (3.86%) Google Cloud Platform
6 76 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 67 (2.94%) Amazon S3
8 55 (2.41%) PaaS
9 53 (2.32%) IaaS
10 48 (2.10%) Google App Engine
11 39 (1.71%) Amazon ELB
12 37 (1.62%) SaaS
13 32 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 29 (1.27%) Route 53
15 23 (1.01%) GitHub
16 18 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 14 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
18 13 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 13 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 10 (0.44%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 153 (6.71%) DNS
2 130 (5.70%) HTTP
3 124 (5.44%) TCP/IP
4 103 (4.52%) Firewall
5 82 (3.59%) SSL
6 73 (3.20%) Internet
7 69 (3.02%) DHCP
8 53 (2.32%) Network Security
9 50 (2.19%) IPsec
10 49 (2.15%) VPN
11 43 (1.89%) FTP
11 43 (1.89%) LDAP
12 23 (1.01%) SNMP
13 22 (0.96%) WAN
14 21 (0.92%) DMZ
14 21 (0.92%) SSH
15 19 (0.83%) SAN
15 19 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
16 18 (0.79%) LAN
17 14 (0.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (13.90%) MySQL
2 294 (12.89%) MongoDB
3 191 (8.37%) NoSQL
4 177 (7.76%) SQL Server
5 148 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
6 112 (4.91%) Redis
7 99 (4.34%) Big Data
7 99 (4.34%) Hadoop
8 91 (3.99%) Relational Database
9 52 (2.28%) RDBMS
10 47 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 46 (2.02%) CouchDB
12 37 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
13 29 (1.27%) Oracle Database
14 24 (1.05%) DB2
15 22 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
15 22 (0.96%) Couchbase
16 20 (0.88%) HBase
17 17 (0.75%) Apache Hive
18 14 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 759 (33.27%) Jenkins
2 529 (23.19%) Git (software)
3 205 (8.99%) Maven
4 177 (7.76%) JIRA
5 154 (6.75%) Subversion
6 123 (5.39%) TeamCity
7 104 (4.56%) Hudson
8 84 (3.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 74 (3.24%) Ant
10 72 (3.16%) Cucumber
11 69 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 60 (2.63%) Selenium
13 44 (1.93%) Artifactory
14 42 (1.84%) Gradle
15 36 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
16 35 (1.53%) Gerrit
17 33 (1.45%) Mercurial
17 33 (1.45%) RSpec
18 25 (1.10%) JUnit
18 25 (1.10%) JMeter
General
1 243 (10.65%) Finance
2 115 (5.04%) Banking
3 74 (3.24%) Retail
4 44 (1.93%) Telecoms
5 43 (1.89%) Publishing
6 41 (1.80%) Games
7 40 (1.75%) Marketing
8 35 (1.53%) Investment Banking
9 19 (0.83%) Billing
10 13 (0.57%) Law
11 11 (0.48%) Legal
12 8 (0.35%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.35%) Electronics
12 8 (0.35%) Front Office
13 7 (0.31%) Back Office
13 7 (0.31%) Advertising
14 6 (0.26%) Automotive
15 3 (0.13%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.044%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.044%) Military
Job Titles
1 955 (41.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 323 (14.16%) Developer
3 217 (9.51%) Architect
4 215 (9.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 119 (5.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 118 (5.17%) Java Developer
7 114 (5.00%) Administrator
7 114 (5.00%) Consultant
8 108 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
9 86 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
10 83 (3.64%) DevOps Consultant
11 75 (3.29%) Linux Administrator
12 63 (2.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 57 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
14 50 (2.19%) Analyst
15 48 (2.10%) Senior Developer
16 46 (2.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 42 (1.84%) Technical Architect
18 41 (1.80%) Systems Engineer
19 33 (1.45%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 374 (16.40%) Web Services
2 269 (11.79%) .NET
3 180 (7.89%) HTML
4 155 (6.80%) J2EE
5 114 (5.00%) LAMP
6 113 (4.95%) CSS
7 111 (4.87%) REST
8 106 (4.65%) HTML5
9 101 (4.43%) RESTful
10 99 (4.34%) Spring
11 96 (4.21%) AngularJS
12 90 (3.95%) RabbitMQ
13 74 (3.24%) Middleware
14 73 (3.20%) JSON
15 66 (2.89%) SOAP
16 62 (2.72%) XML
17 61 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails
17 61 (2.67%) Kafka
18 51 (2.24%) Java EE
18 51 (2.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 93 (4.08%) Data Centre
2 69 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (2.59%) Mobile App
4 53 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
5 46 (2.02%) User Experience
6 43 (1.89%) Public Cloud
7 38 (1.67%) Private Cloud
8 29 (1.27%) Computer Science
9 23 (1.01%) Digital Media
10 22 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
10 22 (0.96%) Clustering
11 21 (0.92%) PKI
12 19 (0.83%) Algorithms
13 18 (0.79%) Replication
14 17 (0.75%) Visualisation
15 16 (0.70%) Data Structures
16 14 (0.61%) Management Information System
17 13 (0.57%) Online Games
18 12 (0.53%) Cryptography
18 12 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1239 (54.32%) Linux
2 413 (18.11%) Windows
3 344 (15.08%) UNIX
4 307 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 202 (8.86%) CentOS
6 146 (6.40%) Ubuntu
7 55 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 49 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (1.40%) AIX
10 31 (1.36%) Debian
11 24 (1.05%) Solaris
12 18 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (0.79%) Apple iOS
13 14 (0.61%) Android
14 9 (0.39%) VMS
14 9 (0.39%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.22%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.22%) SmartOS
16 5 (0.22%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 989 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
2 727 (31.87%) Continuous Integration
3 580 (25.43%) Configuration Management
4 356 (15.61%) Scrum
5 337 (14.77%) Open Source
6 327 (14.34%) TDD
7 244 (10.70%) Continuous Delivery
8 204 (8.94%) E-Commerce
9 162 (7.10%) BDD
10 113 (4.95%) SOA
11 104 (4.56%) Load Balancing
12 102 (4.47%) Kanban
13 95 (4.16%) MVC
14 94 (4.12%) Software Engineering
15 90 (3.95%) Automated Testing
16 87 (3.81%) Migration
17 84 (3.68%) Microservices
18 78 (3.42%) SDLC
19 76 (3.33%) Mentoring
20 74 (3.24%) OO
Programming Languages
1 853 (37.40%) Java
2 626 (27.44%) Ruby
3 620 (27.18%) Python
4 343 (15.04%) Bash Shell
5 303 (13.28%) Perl
6 288 (12.63%) SQL
7 268 (11.75%) JavaScript
8 242 (10.61%) PHP
9 207 (9.07%) PowerShell
10 132 (5.79%) C#
11 107 (4.69%) Scala
12 91 (3.99%) Shell Script
13 55 (2.41%) C++
14 49 (2.15%) Go
15 40 (1.75%) Clojure
16 32 (1.40%) C
17 27 (1.18%) Groovy
18 12 (0.53%) VBScript
19 9 (0.39%) PL/SQL
20 8 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 141 (6.18%) Security Cleared
2 88 (3.86%) SC Cleared
3 57 (2.50%) Degree
4 30 (1.32%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (0.48%) CCNA
7 10 (0.44%) RHCE
7 10 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (0.35%) CISSP
8 8 (0.35%) CISM
9 7 (0.31%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
10 6 (0.26%) VCAP
10 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.26%) CCNP
11 5 (0.22%) MCSE
11 5 (0.22%) CISA
11 5 (0.22%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (5.66%) QA
2 29 (1.27%) SLA
3 20 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.18%) COBIT
6 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 320 (14.03%) Docker
2 191 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (2.85%) vCloud
4 45 (1.97%) Active Directory
5 41 (1.80%) vSphere
6 32 (1.40%) Hyper-V
6 32 (1.40%) Varnish
7 31 (1.36%) Xen
8 24 (1.05%) VirtualBox
9 23 (1.01%) KVM
10 20 (0.88%) VMware ESX
11 14 (0.61%) iptables
12 10 (0.44%) LXC
12 10 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.31%) NFS
14 7 (0.31%) Samba
14 7 (0.31%) Postfix
14 7 (0.31%) Squid
15 6 (0.26%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 1098 (48.14%) Puppet
2 840 (36.83%) Opscode Chef
3 432 (18.94%) Ansible
4 181 (7.94%) Vagrant
5 169 (7.41%) Nagios
6 120 (5.26%) Salt
7 65 (2.85%) ZABBIX
8 62 (2.72%) Graphite
9 59 (2.59%) logstash
10 44 (1.93%) HAProxy
11 41 (1.80%) Kibana
12 36 (1.58%) Rundeck
13 32 (1.40%) Zenoss
14 28 (1.23%) Tivoli
15 24 (1.05%) SCOM
15 24 (1.05%) Cobbler
15 24 (1.05%) Kubernetes
16 22 (0.96%) yum
17 20 (0.88%) SCCM
17 20 (0.88%) Opsview
Vendors
1 328 (14.38%) Red Hat
2 322 (14.12%) VMware
3 214 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 196 (8.59%) Oracle
5 110 (4.82%) Splunk
6 103 (4.52%) Google
7 88 (3.86%) IBM
8 61 (2.67%) Atlassian
9 53 (2.32%) SaltStack
10 52 (2.28%) New Relic
11 49 (2.15%) Rackspace
12 44 (1.93%) Cisco
13 37 (1.62%) HP
14 32 (1.40%) Adobe
15 24 (1.05%) webMethods
16 23 (1.01%) Perforce
17 20 (0.88%) SAP
18 19 (0.83%) Sun
18 19 (0.83%) AppDynamics
19 18 (0.79%) Informatica
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