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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DevOps
Rank 108 194 401
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +207
Contract jobs citing DevOps 971 571 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.92% 1.11% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 1.48% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 410 99
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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
38794 38552 31986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.59% 75.22% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24564 24328 19575
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1114 1125 1014
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.31 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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
(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 +52 588 £475 +5.55% 211
South East +38 100 £375 -4.76% 37
Yorkshire +50 80 £350 +16.66% 19
South West +34 67 £463 +8.82% 11
North West -11 52 £431 +7.81% 13
East Midlands +30 35 £475 +18.75% 4
East of England +27 18 £288 -23.33% 24
North East +12 15 £373 +50.50% 2
West Midlands +9 15 £400 - 6
South Coast - - - -
DevOps
UK

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1138 (56.59%) Linux
2 1072 (53.31%) Puppet
3 894 (44.46%) Agile Software Development
4 736 (36.60%) Continuous Integration
5 733 (36.45%) Java
6 707 (35.16%) Opscode Chef
7 690 (34.31%) Jenkins
8 613 (30.48%) Amazon AWS
9 602 (29.94%) Python
10 595 (29.59%) Ruby
11 506 (25.16%) Configuration Management
12 413 (20.54%) Git (software)
13 390 (19.39%) Windows
14 368 (18.30%) Bash Shell
15 345 (17.16%) Scrum
16 327 (16.26%) MySQL
17 324 (16.11%) Ansible
18 323 (16.06%) Web Services
19 319 (15.86%) VMware
20 313 (15.56%) MongoDB
21 302 (15.02%) Apache
22 300 (14.92%) Perl
22 300 (14.92%) Open Source
23 297 (14.77%) UNIX
24 286 (14.22%) Red Hat
25 267 (13.28%) PHP
26 257 (12.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 247 (12.28%) Continuous Delivery
28 229 (11.39%) CentOS
29 223 (11.09%) NoSQL

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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
1 302 (15.02%) Apache
2 173 (8.60%) OpenStack
3 163 (8.11%) Tomcat
4 143 (7.11%) nginx
5 124 (6.17%) Node.js
6 113 (5.62%) IIS
7 89 (4.43%) Confluence
8 86 (4.28%) JBoss
9 66 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
10 58 (2.88%) WebLogic
11 43 (2.14%) WebSphere
12 34 (1.69%) Drupal
13 26 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
14 22 (1.09%) Apache Solr
15 21 (1.04%) SharePoint
16 20 (0.99%) CMS
16 20 (0.99%) MediaWiki
17 18 (0.90%) Jetty
18 11 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
18 11 (0.55%) uWSGI
Applications
1 46 (2.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.099%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.050%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (0.45%) assyst
2 6 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.099%) Magento
5 1 (0.050%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.050%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.050%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.050%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.050%) AWD
5 1 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.050%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 613 (30.48%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (6.02%) Amazon EC2
4 115 (5.72%) PaaS
5 87 (4.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 61 (3.03%) Amazon S3
7 58 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
8 49 (2.44%) IaaS
9 35 (1.74%) Amazon ELB
10 30 (1.49%) SaaS
11 29 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
12 23 (1.14%) Route 53
13 22 (1.09%) GitHub
13 22 (1.09%) Heroku
14 19 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 18 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 16 (0.80%) Engine Yard
17 15 (0.75%) Google App Engine
18 11 (0.55%) OpenShift
19 9 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 159 (7.91%) DNS
2 137 (6.81%) TCP/IP
3 134 (6.66%) Firewall
4 105 (5.22%) HTTP
5 89 (4.43%) SSL
6 75 (3.73%) Network Security
7 73 (3.63%) DHCP
8 66 (3.28%) Internet
9 50 (2.49%) IPsec
10 44 (2.19%) LDAP
10 44 (2.19%) VPN
11 42 (2.09%) FTP
12 34 (1.69%) LAN
13 33 (1.64%) WAN
14 28 (1.39%) SAN
15 23 (1.14%) VLAN
16 19 (0.94%) Reverse Proxy
17 18 (0.90%) IPv6
18 16 (0.80%) OSPF
18 16 (0.80%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (16.26%) MySQL
2 313 (15.56%) MongoDB
3 223 (11.09%) NoSQL
4 146 (7.26%) SQL Server
5 129 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
6 107 (5.32%) Redis
7 102 (5.07%) Relational Database
8 81 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 68 (3.38%) RDBMS
10 66 (3.28%) Hadoop
11 58 (2.88%) Big Data
12 39 (1.94%) CouchDB
13 31 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
14 29 (1.44%) Oracle Database
15 27 (1.34%) Riak
16 25 (1.24%) MariaDB
17 23 (1.14%) Couchbase
18 19 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
19 17 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
20 16 (0.80%) Hypertable
Development Applications
1 690 (34.31%) Jenkins
2 413 (20.54%) Git (software)
3 199 (9.90%) Subversion
4 189 (9.40%) Maven
5 183 (9.10%) TeamCity
6 181 (9.00%) JIRA
7 102 (5.07%) Hudson
8 78 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 60 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
10 51 (2.54%) Cucumber
11 43 (2.14%) Ant
12 40 (1.99%) Selenium
12 40 (1.99%) Artifactory
13 30 (1.49%) Gradle
14 28 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
15 26 (1.29%) Gerrit
16 24 (1.19%) Mercurial
16 24 (1.19%) JUnit
16 24 (1.19%) JMeter
17 18 (0.90%) Fiddler
General
1 130 (6.46%) Finance
2 53 (2.64%) Games
2 53 (2.64%) Banking
3 34 (1.69%) Publishing
4 32 (1.59%) Retail
5 27 (1.34%) Telecoms
6 19 (0.94%) Marketing
7 13 (0.65%) Law
7 13 (0.65%) Legal
8 12 (0.60%) Advertising
9 11 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.30%) Electronics
10 6 (0.30%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.20%) Front Office
12 3 (0.15%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.15%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.15%) German Language
13 2 (0.099%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.099%) Turkish Language
13 2 (0.099%) Billing
Job Titles
1 903 (44.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 262 (13.03%) Developer
3 213 (10.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 181 (9.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 154 (7.66%) Architect
6 113 (5.62%) Java Developer
7 88 (4.38%) Administrator
8 86 (4.28%) Consultant
9 80 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
10 65 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
11 52 (2.59%) DevOps Consultant
12 51 (2.54%) Systems Engineer
13 44 (2.19%) Senior Developer
13 44 (2.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 39 (1.94%) Technical Architect
14 39 (1.94%) Linux Administrator
15 36 (1.79%) Web Engineer
16 35 (1.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 33 (1.64%) DevOps Specialist
18 29 (1.44%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (16.06%) Web Services
2 193 (9.60%) .NET
3 106 (5.27%) HTML
4 100 (4.97%) LAMP
5 94 (4.67%) J2EE
6 88 (4.38%) RabbitMQ
7 85 (4.23%) Spring
8 84 (4.18%) REST
9 81 (4.03%) CSS
10 60 (2.98%) HTML5
11 58 (2.88%) AngularJS
12 55 (2.73%) jQuery
13 54 (2.69%) RESTful
14 49 (2.44%) XML
15 42 (2.09%) SOAP
16 41 (2.04%) Django
16 41 (2.04%) MCollective
16 41 (2.04%) CSS3
17 38 (1.89%) JSON
18 36 (1.79%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 300 (14.92%) Open Source
2 69 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (2.49%) Clustering
4 42 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
4 42 (2.09%) Mobile App
5 38 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (1.49%) Public Cloud
6 30 (1.49%) Wiki
7 27 (1.34%) Online Games
8 26 (1.29%) Computer Science
8 26 (1.29%) Digital Media
9 24 (1.19%) User Experience
10 23 (1.14%) Private Cloud
10 23 (1.14%) Replication
11 21 (1.04%) Device Driver
12 13 (0.65%) Client/Server
13 12 (0.60%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.60%) iPad
14 9 (0.45%) Streaming Video
15 7 (0.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1138 (56.59%) Linux
2 390 (19.39%) Windows
3 297 (14.77%) UNIX
4 257 (12.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 229 (11.39%) CentOS
6 196 (9.75%) Ubuntu
7 90 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (2.39%) Debian
9 34 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (1.54%) Solaris
11 30 (1.49%) Android
12 26 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (1.14%) Apple iOS
14 21 (1.04%) AIX
15 11 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.40%) SUSE
17 7 (0.35%) Amazon Linux
18 6 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
19 5 (0.25%) Mac OS X
20 4 (0.20%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 894 (44.46%) Agile Software Development
2 736 (36.60%) Continuous Integration
3 506 (25.16%) Configuration Management
4 345 (17.16%) Scrum
5 247 (12.28%) Continuous Delivery
6 200 (9.95%) TDD
7 136 (6.76%) Automated Testing
8 133 (6.61%) BDD
9 131 (6.51%) E-Commerce
10 127 (6.32%) Load Balancing
11 116 (5.77%) Kanban
12 98 (4.87%) Release Management
13 81 (4.03%) SOA
14 79 (3.93%) Build Automation
15 73 (3.63%) Change Management
16 71 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
17 68 (3.38%) OO
18 67 (3.33%) Project Management
19 63 (3.13%) Software Engineering
20 61 (3.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 733 (36.45%) Java
2 602 (29.94%) Python
3 595 (29.59%) Ruby
4 368 (18.30%) Bash Shell
5 300 (14.92%) Perl
6 267 (13.28%) PHP
7 216 (10.74%) SQL
8 153 (7.61%) PowerShell
9 145 (7.21%) JavaScript
10 105 (5.22%) C#
11 101 (5.02%) Shell Script
12 100 (4.97%) Scala
13 56 (2.78%) C
14 48 (2.39%) C++
15 44 (2.19%) Groovy
16 33 (1.64%) Golang
17 23 (1.14%) Korn
18 21 (1.04%) Clojure
19 7 (0.35%) PHP5
19 7 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 175 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 93 (4.62%) SC Cleared
3 51 (2.54%) Degree
4 30 (1.49%) DV Cleared
5 19 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (0.90%) CCNA
7 7 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.35%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.25%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.099%) RHCE
10 1 (0.050%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.050%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.050%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.050%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.050%) ISEB
10 1 (0.050%) CISSP
10 1 (0.050%) PhD
10 1 (0.050%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (5.67%) QA
2 30 (1.49%) SLA
3 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 167 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 147 (7.31%) Docker
3 80 (3.98%) Active Directory
4 53 (2.64%) vCloud
5 51 (2.54%) vSphere
6 40 (1.99%) Varnish
7 30 (1.49%) iptables
8 29 (1.44%) XenServer
9 27 (1.34%) Samba
10 25 (1.24%) Postfix
11 24 (1.19%) Hyper-V
12 19 (0.94%) KVM
13 18 (0.90%) Xen
14 14 (0.70%) VirtualBox
15 12 (0.60%) Shibboleth
16 11 (0.55%) QEMU
17 10 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
17 10 (0.50%) NFS
17 10 (0.50%) Firmware
18 9 (0.45%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1072 (53.31%) Puppet
2 707 (35.16%) Opscode Chef
3 324 (16.11%) Ansible
4 207 (10.29%) Nagios
5 147 (7.31%) Salt
6 129 (6.41%) Vagrant
7 99 (4.92%) ZABBIX
8 61 (3.03%) Graphite
9 51 (2.54%) HAProxy
10 49 (2.44%) Cobbler
11 43 (2.14%) Kibana
12 28 (1.39%) collectd
13 26 (1.29%) Tivoli
14 25 (1.24%) Cacti
15 23 (1.14%) logstash
16 22 (1.09%) Icinga
17 20 (0.99%) Zenoss
17 20 (0.99%) CFEngine
18 19 (0.94%) Opsview
19 18 (0.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 319 (15.86%) VMware
2 286 (14.22%) Red Hat
3 204 (10.14%) Oracle
4 141 (7.01%) Microsoft
5 62 (3.08%) New Relic
6 60 (2.98%) Splunk
6 60 (2.98%) Rackspace
7 41 (2.04%) Atlassian
8 39 (1.94%) Google
9 37 (1.84%) Akamai
9 37 (1.84%) SaltStack
10 35 (1.74%) Citrix
10 35 (1.74%) Perforce
11 28 (1.39%) Cisco
12 24 (1.19%) IBM
13 23 (1.14%) Percona
14 20 (0.99%) F5
15 14 (0.70%) Adobe
15 14 (0.70%) Websense
15 14 (0.70%) AppDynamics
London
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Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 17 hours ago
Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £525 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottinghamshire
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £320 - £380 per day + 8 Month Contract
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eurostar International Ltd.
Rate: Competative
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago