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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps
Rank 82 244 427
Rank change year-on-year
+162 +183
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1155 382 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.29% 0.81% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 1.09% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 318 83
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+24.13% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £65.00 - £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
37611 35073 32579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.56% 74.26% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25023 22021 19511
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1075 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 +104 733 £475 +4.68% 100
South East +90 136 £463 +9.46% 28
Yorkshire +27 86 £363 +20.83% 18
South West +26 53 £450 +38.46% 10
East of England +24 49 £450 +136.84% 15
North West +30 42 £450 - 6
East Midlands +24 23 £425 - 3
West Midlands - 20 £425 - 5
North East - 15 £475 - 2
DevOps
UK

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1103 (56.91%) Linux
2 1077 (55.57%) Puppet
3 925 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
4 741 (38.24%) Opscode Chef
5 729 (37.62%) Java
6 682 (35.19%) Continuous Integration
7 677 (34.93%) Jenkins
8 558 (28.79%) Ruby
9 518 (26.73%) Python
10 463 (23.89%) Configuration Management
11 431 (22.24%) Scrum
12 417 (21.52%) Git (software)
13 354 (18.27%) Amazon AWS
14 346 (17.85%) Web Services
15 337 (17.39%) UNIX
16 329 (16.98%) Apache
17 316 (16.31%) Bash Shell
18 309 (15.94%) Windows
19 301 (15.53%) Perl
20 297 (15.33%) VMware
21 293 (15.12%) Open Source
22 291 (15.02%) PHP
23 275 (14.19%) MongoDB
24 274 (14.14%) Red Hat
25 268 (13.83%) MySQL
25 268 (13.83%) CentOS
26 250 (12.90%) Nagios
27 240 (12.38%) TDD
28 226 (11.66%) Ubuntu
29 221 (11.40%) Ansible

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 329 (16.98%) Apache
2 152 (7.84%) Tomcat
3 138 (7.12%) OpenStack
4 132 (6.81%) Node.js
5 128 (6.60%) nginx
6 112 (5.78%) JBoss
7 93 (4.80%) Confluence
8 74 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
9 73 (3.77%) IIS
10 64 (3.30%) WebLogic
11 51 (2.63%) WebSphere
12 40 (2.06%) Drupal
13 33 (1.70%) Apache Solr
14 23 (1.19%) CMS
15 22 (1.14%) Jetty
16 14 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
16 14 (0.72%) SharePoint
17 9 (0.46%) Apache Spark
17 9 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 8 (0.41%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 52 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.15%) MS Office
3 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.052%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.57%) RMDS
2 8 (0.41%) assyst
2 8 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.10%) Summit
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.052%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 354 (18.27%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (7.59%) Amazon EC2
3 108 (5.57%) PaaS
4 106 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 77 (3.97%) Amazon S3
6 47 (2.43%) IaaS
7 37 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
8 36 (1.86%) Amazon ELB
9 29 (1.50%) SaaS
10 27 (1.39%) Route 53
11 19 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
12 16 (0.83%) Google App Engine
13 13 (0.67%) Heroku
14 12 (0.62%) GitHub
14 12 (0.62%) Joyent
15 11 (0.57%) Engine Yard
16 4 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 4 (0.21%) ElastiCache
16 4 (0.21%) OpenShift
17 2 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 166 (8.57%) DNS
2 126 (6.50%) TCP/IP
3 121 (6.24%) Firewall
4 104 (5.37%) HTTP
5 84 (4.33%) SSL
6 64 (3.30%) Internet
7 48 (2.48%) DHCP
8 43 (2.22%) LDAP
9 42 (2.17%) VPN
10 31 (1.60%) Network Security
11 26 (1.34%) SAN
12 25 (1.29%) FTP
13 20 (1.03%) WAN
13 20 (1.03%) LAN
14 18 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
15 16 (0.83%) VLAN
16 15 (0.77%) IPsec
17 10 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
18 9 (0.46%) SMTP
19 8 (0.41%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (14.19%) MongoDB
2 268 (13.83%) MySQL
3 215 (11.09%) NoSQL
4 118 (6.09%) SQL Server
5 101 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
6 100 (5.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 78 (4.02%) Redis
8 72 (3.72%) Relational Database
9 71 (3.66%) Big Data
10 63 (3.25%) Hadoop
11 47 (2.43%) RDBMS
12 37 (1.91%) CouchDB
13 35 (1.81%) Riak
14 28 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
15 25 (1.29%) Couchbase
16 22 (1.14%) Oracle Database
17 21 (1.08%) MariaDB
18 15 (0.77%) DB2
18 15 (0.77%) Oracle Exadata
19 12 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 677 (34.93%) Jenkins
2 417 (21.52%) Git (software)
3 213 (10.99%) Maven
4 167 (8.62%) Subversion
5 159 (8.20%) JIRA
6 141 (7.28%) TeamCity
7 119 (6.14%) Hudson
8 79 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 65 (3.35%) Cucumber
10 48 (2.48%) Selenium
11 47 (2.43%) Ant
12 39 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
13 34 (1.75%) Artifactory
14 29 (1.50%) Gradle
14 29 (1.50%) RSpec
15 18 (0.93%) PHPUnit
15 18 (0.93%) JMeter
16 17 (0.88%) Mocha
16 17 (0.88%) Jasmine
17 15 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 149 (7.69%) Finance
2 82 (4.23%) Banking
3 40 (2.06%) Retail
4 37 (1.91%) Games
5 35 (1.81%) Publishing
6 34 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.34%) Marketing
8 23 (1.19%) Front Office
9 22 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.88%) Law
11 15 (0.77%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.67%) Advertising
14 9 (0.46%) Electronics
15 7 (0.36%) Back Office
16 5 (0.26%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.10%) Music Industry
17 2 (0.10%) Legal
18 1 (0.052%) Corporate Banking
18 1 (0.052%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 833 (42.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 301 (15.53%) Developer
3 188 (9.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 162 (8.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 148 (7.64%) Architect
6 96 (4.95%) Java Developer
7 89 (4.59%) Consultant
8 69 (3.56%) Linux Engineer
9 62 (3.20%) Administrator
10 60 (3.10%) DevOps Consultant
11 56 (2.89%) Systems Administrator
12 55 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
13 42 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 38 (1.96%) DevOps Architect
15 36 (1.86%) Linux Administrator
15 36 (1.86%) Technical Architect
16 34 (1.75%) Cloud Engineer
17 32 (1.65%) Software Engineer
17 32 (1.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 28 (1.44%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (17.85%) Web Services
2 179 (9.24%) .NET
3 129 (6.66%) LAMP
4 120 (6.19%) HTML
5 81 (4.18%) JSON
6 80 (4.13%) J2EE
7 79 (4.08%) XML
7 79 (4.08%) Spring
8 73 (3.77%) CSS
9 69 (3.56%) REST
10 67 (3.46%) Middleware
11 66 (3.41%) RabbitMQ
12 54 (2.79%) MCollective
13 52 (2.68%) HTML5
14 51 (2.63%) RESTful
15 50 (2.58%) ActiveMQ
15 50 (2.58%) SOAP
16 46 (2.37%) AngularJS
17 45 (2.32%) Hibernate
18 43 (2.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 293 (15.12%) Open Source
2 68 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 60 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (2.37%) Mobile App
4 46 (2.37%) Clustering
5 32 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 27 (1.39%) Replication
7 24 (1.24%) Online Games
8 23 (1.19%) User Experience
9 18 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 15 (0.77%) Wiki
11 14 (0.72%) Hedge funds
11 14 (0.72%) Visualisation
12 13 (0.67%) Taxonomies
13 12 (0.62%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.62%) Device Driver
14 10 (0.52%) Management Information System
15 8 (0.41%) Digital Media
15 8 (0.41%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1103 (56.91%) Linux
2 337 (17.39%) UNIX
3 309 (15.94%) Windows
4 268 (13.83%) CentOS
5 226 (11.66%) Ubuntu
6 185 (9.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 78 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 69 (3.56%) Debian
9 40 (2.06%) AIX
10 26 (1.34%) Solaris
11 23 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
12 21 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (0.93%) Apple iOS
14 18 (0.93%) Android
15 12 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.31%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.26%) Fedora
18 4 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
18 4 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 925 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 682 (35.19%) Continuous Integration
3 463 (23.89%) Configuration Management
4 431 (22.24%) Scrum
5 240 (12.38%) TDD
6 158 (8.15%) E-Commerce
7 137 (7.07%) BDD
8 126 (6.50%) Kanban
9 102 (5.26%) SOA
10 97 (5.01%) Automated Testing
10 97 (5.01%) Load Balancing
11 93 (4.80%) Software Engineering
12 90 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 88 (4.54%) Release Management
14 84 (4.33%) ITIL
15 77 (3.97%) Build Automation
16 76 (3.92%) OO
17 67 (3.46%) Change Management
18 66 (3.41%) Mentoring
19 60 (3.10%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 729 (37.62%) Java
2 558 (28.79%) Ruby
3 518 (26.73%) Python
4 316 (16.31%) Bash Shell
5 301 (15.53%) Perl
6 291 (15.02%) PHP
7 180 (9.29%) SQL
8 176 (9.08%) JavaScript
9 154 (7.95%) PowerShell
10 109 (5.62%) C#
11 105 (5.42%) Shell Script
12 85 (4.39%) Scala
13 55 (2.84%) C++
14 37 (1.91%) Clojure
15 36 (1.86%) C
16 30 (1.55%) Groovy
17 24 (1.24%) Golang
18 18 (0.93%) VB
19 15 (0.77%) Korn
20 8 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 170 (8.77%) Security Cleared
2 104 (5.37%) SC Cleared
3 66 (3.41%) Degree
4 22 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (1.08%) CCNA
6 14 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 14 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.41%) CCSA
7 8 (0.41%) JNCIA
7 8 (0.41%) CISM
7 8 (0.41%) CISSP
8 7 (0.36%) BC Cleared
9 5 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.21%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.15%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.10%) CCENT
12 2 (0.10%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.10%) LPIC
12 2 (0.10%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.28%) QA
2 24 (1.24%) SLA
3 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.052%) EMIR
System Software
1 152 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (3.66%) vCloud
3 64 (3.30%) Active Directory
4 57 (2.94%) Docker
5 41 (2.12%) vSphere
5 41 (2.12%) Varnish
6 28 (1.44%) VMware ESX
7 25 (1.29%) Xen
8 24 (1.24%) XenServer
9 21 (1.08%) Samba
10 20 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
11 17 (0.88%) NFS
11 17 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (0.72%) KVM
13 10 (0.52%) Postfix
13 10 (0.52%) Squid
14 9 (0.46%) Hyper-V
15 8 (0.41%) VirtualBox
16 7 (0.36%) Shibboleth
17 5 (0.26%) qmail
Systems Management
1 1077 (55.57%) Puppet
2 741 (38.24%) Opscode Chef
3 250 (12.90%) Nagios
4 221 (11.40%) Ansible
5 149 (7.69%) Vagrant
6 118 (6.09%) Salt
7 86 (4.44%) ZABBIX
8 61 (3.15%) Graphite
9 43 (2.22%) Cacti
10 33 (1.70%) Zenoss
11 32 (1.65%) Kibana
12 27 (1.39%) Cobbler
13 26 (1.34%) HAProxy
14 25 (1.29%) collectd
15 23 (1.19%) Opsview
16 22 (1.14%) Icinga
16 22 (1.14%) Graylog2
16 22 (1.14%) SELinux
17 20 (1.03%) SCCM
18 18 (0.93%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 297 (15.33%) VMware
2 274 (14.14%) Red Hat
3 158 (8.15%) Oracle
4 128 (6.60%) Microsoft
5 92 (4.75%) Rackspace
6 73 (3.77%) Splunk
7 65 (3.35%) IBM
8 57 (2.94%) Atlassian
9 53 (2.73%) SaltStack
10 46 (2.37%) New Relic
11 41 (2.12%) Cisco
12 33 (1.70%) Akamai
13 29 (1.50%) Perforce
13 29 (1.50%) F5
14 28 (1.44%) Percona
15 24 (1.24%) Google
16 23 (1.19%) EMC
17 21 (1.08%) Citrix
17 21 (1.08%) 29West
18 16 (0.83%) DigitalOcean
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