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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DevOps
Rank 85 237 380
Rank change year-on-year
+152 +143
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1039 363 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.25% 0.82% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 1.09% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 281 100
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
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
34869 33282 29935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.42% 74.78% 72.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 22744 20629 18112
Average daily rate £425 £404 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.32% +0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 1056 1254
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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
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 27 January 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 +86 656 £488 +7.43% 146
South East +86 126 £450 +4.34% 40
Yorkshire +28 62 £363 +20.83% 20
East of England +38 45 £475 +15.15% 27
South West +21 45 £450 +20.00% 16
East Midlands +49 40 £350 - 1
North West +17 32 £475 +18.75% 7
West Midlands - 22 £438 - 13
North East - 11 £475 - 3
Midlands - - - -
DevOps
UK

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1118 (55.98%) Linux
2 1103 (55.23%) Puppet
3 958 (47.97%) Agile Software Development
4 778 (38.96%) Continuous Integration
5 769 (38.51%) Java
6 761 (38.11%) Opscode Chef
7 736 (36.86%) Jenkins
8 599 (29.99%) Ruby
9 561 (28.09%) Python
10 499 (24.99%) Configuration Management
11 451 (22.58%) Scrum
12 434 (21.73%) Git (software)
13 347 (17.38%) Apache
14 345 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
15 339 (16.98%) Bash Shell
16 331 (16.57%) Web Services
17 328 (16.42%) UNIX
18 321 (16.07%) Open Source
19 317 (15.87%) Windows
20 315 (15.77%) VMware
21 309 (15.47%) Perl
22 297 (14.87%) MongoDB
23 284 (14.22%) PHP
23 284 (14.22%) MySQL
24 274 (13.72%) CentOS
25 266 (13.32%) Red Hat
26 264 (13.22%) Nagios
27 251 (12.57%) Ansible
28 240 (12.02%) TDD
29 229 (11.47%) Ubuntu

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 347 (17.38%) Apache
2 165 (8.26%) Tomcat
3 148 (7.41%) OpenStack
4 143 (7.16%) Node.js
5 139 (6.96%) nginx
6 118 (5.91%) JBoss
7 87 (4.36%) Confluence
8 73 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
9 62 (3.10%) IIS
10 59 (2.95%) WebLogic
11 48 (2.40%) WebSphere
12 43 (2.15%) Drupal
13 28 (1.40%) Apache Solr
14 22 (1.10%) Jetty
15 18 (0.90%) CMS
16 15 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
17 14 (0.70%) SharePoint
18 12 (0.60%) uWSGI
19 11 (0.55%) MediaWiki
20 9 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 54 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.15%) MS Office
3 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.050%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.45%) assyst
2 8 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.25%) RMDS
3 5 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.20%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.10%) Summit
6 1 (0.050%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 345 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (7.36%) Amazon EC2
3 116 (5.81%) PaaS
4 107 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 75 (3.76%) Amazon S3
6 45 (2.25%) IaaS
7 43 (2.15%) Amazon ELB
8 42 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
9 32 (1.60%) SaaS
10 26 (1.30%) Route 53
11 18 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
12 14 (0.70%) GitHub
12 14 (0.70%) Google App Engine
12 14 (0.70%) Heroku
13 12 (0.60%) Joyent
13 12 (0.60%) Engine Yard
14 4 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 4 (0.20%) ElastiCache
14 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.10%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 162 (8.11%) DNS
2 134 (6.71%) TCP/IP
3 114 (5.71%) Firewall
4 113 (5.66%) HTTP
5 92 (4.61%) SSL
6 62 (3.10%) DHCP
6 62 (3.10%) Internet
7 45 (2.25%) LDAP
8 34 (1.70%) Network Security
9 32 (1.60%) FTP
10 31 (1.55%) VPN
10 31 (1.55%) IPsec
11 24 (1.20%) LAN
11 24 (1.20%) WAN
12 23 (1.15%) SAN
13 16 (0.80%) VLAN
14 12 (0.60%) IPv6
15 11 (0.55%) Reverse Proxy
16 10 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
16 10 (0.50%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (14.87%) MongoDB
2 284 (14.22%) MySQL
3 227 (11.37%) NoSQL
4 124 (6.21%) SQL Server
5 102 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
6 100 (5.01%) Apache Cassandra
7 87 (4.36%) Relational Database
8 86 (4.31%) Redis
9 65 (3.25%) RDBMS
9 65 (3.25%) Big Data
10 61 (3.05%) Hadoop
11 37 (1.85%) CouchDB
12 36 (1.80%) Riak
13 28 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
14 25 (1.25%) Couchbase
14 25 (1.25%) MariaDB
15 21 (1.05%) Oracle Database
16 15 (0.75%) Hypertable
17 14 (0.70%) DB2
18 13 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 736 (36.86%) Jenkins
2 434 (21.73%) Git (software)
3 227 (11.37%) Maven
4 196 (9.81%) Subversion
5 182 (9.11%) JIRA
6 181 (9.06%) TeamCity
7 125 (6.26%) Hudson
8 86 (4.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 68 (3.41%) Cucumber
10 61 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 52 (2.60%) Selenium
12 51 (2.55%) Ant
13 41 (2.05%) Artifactory
14 27 (1.35%) Gradle
15 23 (1.15%) JMeter
15 23 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
15 23 (1.15%) RSpec
16 20 (1.00%) Gerrit
17 18 (0.90%) Jasmine
17 18 (0.90%) Mocha
General
1 138 (6.91%) Finance
2 76 (3.81%) Banking
3 39 (1.95%) Retail
4 37 (1.85%) Publishing
5 36 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 35 (1.75%) Games
7 24 (1.20%) Marketing
8 18 (0.90%) Law
9 15 (0.75%) Front Office
10 14 (0.70%) Advertising
11 12 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.40%) Electronics
14 7 (0.35%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.25%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.20%) Back Office
17 3 (0.15%) Legal
18 2 (0.10%) German Language
18 2 (0.10%) Italian Language
18 2 (0.10%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 881 (44.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 287 (14.37%) Developer
3 199 (9.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 182 (9.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 147 (7.36%) Architect
6 108 (5.41%) Java Developer
7 91 (4.56%) Consultant
8 66 (3.30%) Administrator
9 63 (3.15%) DevOps Consultant
10 60 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
10 60 (3.00%) Systems Administrator
11 56 (2.80%) Systems Engineer
12 47 (2.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 37 (1.85%) Technical Architect
14 34 (1.70%) DevOps Architect
15 33 (1.65%) Linux Administrator
16 31 (1.55%) DevOps Specialist
17 29 (1.45%) Senior Developer
17 29 (1.45%) Software Engineer
17 29 (1.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (16.57%) Web Services
2 166 (8.31%) .NET
3 120 (6.01%) LAMP
4 111 (5.56%) HTML
5 89 (4.46%) J2EE
6 85 (4.26%) Spring
7 78 (3.91%) REST
8 77 (3.86%) RabbitMQ
9 72 (3.61%) CSS
10 69 (3.46%) XML
11 59 (2.95%) JSON
12 55 (2.75%) MCollective
13 53 (2.65%) ActiveMQ
14 51 (2.55%) Middleware
15 49 (2.45%) jQuery
16 48 (2.40%) RESTful
16 48 (2.40%) HTML5
16 48 (2.40%) SOAP
17 47 (2.35%) Hibernate
18 46 (2.30%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 321 (16.07%) Open Source
2 59 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 48 (2.40%) Clustering
5 47 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 32 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (1.15%) Wiki
7 23 (1.15%) Replication
8 22 (1.10%) User Experience
9 19 (0.95%) Online Games
10 15 (0.75%) Device Driver
11 14 (0.70%) Digital Media
11 14 (0.70%) Client/Server
11 14 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (0.65%) Taxonomies
13 12 (0.60%) Visualisation
14 11 (0.55%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.50%) Management Information System
16 8 (0.40%) Hedge funds
16 8 (0.40%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1118 (55.98%) Linux
2 328 (16.42%) UNIX
3 317 (15.87%) Windows
4 274 (13.72%) CentOS
5 229 (11.47%) Ubuntu
6 190 (9.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 86 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 57 (2.85%) Debian
9 35 (1.75%) AIX
10 27 (1.35%) Android
11 25 (1.25%) Apple iOS
12 23 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (1.00%) Solaris
14 14 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
15 12 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.35%) CoreOS
17 6 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.30%) Fedora
18 5 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 958 (47.97%) Agile Software Development
2 778 (38.96%) Continuous Integration
3 499 (24.99%) Configuration Management
4 451 (22.58%) Scrum
5 240 (12.02%) TDD
6 147 (7.36%) E-Commerce
7 145 (7.26%) Kanban
8 132 (6.61%) BDD
9 128 (6.41%) Automated Testing
10 110 (5.51%) Load Balancing
11 102 (5.11%) SOA
12 94 (4.71%) Release Management
13 91 (4.56%) Software Engineering
14 83 (4.16%) Build Automation
15 80 (4.01%) OO
16 78 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
17 73 (3.66%) Change Management
18 71 (3.56%) ITIL
19 66 (3.30%) Pair Programming
20 61 (3.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 769 (38.51%) Java
2 599 (29.99%) Ruby
3 561 (28.09%) Python
4 339 (16.98%) Bash Shell
5 309 (15.47%) Perl
6 284 (14.22%) PHP
7 187 (9.36%) SQL
8 160 (8.01%) JavaScript
9 148 (7.41%) PowerShell
10 107 (5.36%) C#
11 97 (4.86%) Shell Script
12 92 (4.61%) Scala
13 51 (2.55%) C++
14 43 (2.15%) Groovy
15 40 (2.00%) C
16 35 (1.75%) Clojure
17 27 (1.35%) Golang
18 16 (0.80%) Korn
19 9 (0.45%) VB
20 8 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 181 (9.06%) Security Cleared
2 113 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 62 (3.10%) Degree
4 25 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (1.20%) CCNA
6 19 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.45%) CISSP
9 8 (0.40%) JNCIA
9 8 (0.40%) CCSA
9 8 (0.40%) CISM
10 5 (0.25%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.20%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.050%) RHCE
12 1 (0.050%) CCNP
12 1 (0.050%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.050%) VCAP
12 1 (0.050%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.41%) QA
2 24 (1.20%) SLA
3 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.050%) EMIR
System Software
1 161 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (4.21%) Docker
3 65 (3.25%) Active Directory
4 61 (3.05%) vCloud
5 48 (2.40%) Varnish
6 43 (2.15%) vSphere
7 29 (1.45%) Xen
8 27 (1.35%) XenServer
9 26 (1.30%) VMware ESX
10 25 (1.25%) Samba
11 19 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (0.85%) NFS
13 16 (0.80%) VirtualBox
13 16 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
14 14 (0.70%) KVM
15 13 (0.65%) Postfix
15 13 (0.65%) Hyper-V
16 12 (0.60%) Shibboleth
17 7 (0.35%) Squid
18 5 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1103 (55.23%) Puppet
2 761 (38.11%) Opscode Chef
3 264 (13.22%) Nagios
4 251 (12.57%) Ansible
5 166 (8.31%) Vagrant
6 120 (6.01%) Salt
7 97 (4.86%) ZABBIX
8 66 (3.30%) Graphite
9 40 (2.00%) Cacti
10 36 (1.80%) Kibana
11 33 (1.65%) Cobbler
12 32 (1.60%) HAProxy
13 29 (1.45%) collectd
14 27 (1.35%) Icinga
15 25 (1.25%) Opsview
16 24 (1.20%) Zenoss
17 20 (1.00%) SELinux
17 20 (1.00%) Graylog2
18 19 (0.95%) Tivoli
18 19 (0.95%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 315 (15.77%) VMware
2 266 (13.32%) Red Hat
3 156 (7.81%) Oracle
4 121 (6.06%) Microsoft
5 89 (4.46%) Rackspace
6 71 (3.56%) Splunk
7 55 (2.75%) Atlassian
7 55 (2.75%) New Relic
8 49 (2.45%) SaltStack
9 46 (2.30%) IBM
10 39 (1.95%) Akamai
11 33 (1.65%) Cisco
12 31 (1.55%) Citrix
13 30 (1.50%) Perforce
14 28 (1.40%) Percona
15 27 (1.35%) Google
16 24 (1.20%) F5
17 16 (0.80%) DigitalOcean
18 15 (0.75%) EMC
18 15 (0.75%) RightScale
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