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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DevOps
Rank 108 205 402
Rank change year-on-year
+97 +197
Contract jobs citing DevOps 943 495 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.89% 1.02% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 1.35% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 361 91
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
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
38097 36662 31165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.51% 75.49% 73.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24143 22914 19112
Average daily rate £425 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1077 1036
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £31.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -14.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £49.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +65 610 £484 +1.84% 165
South East +30 91 £375 -6.25% 40
Yorkshire +42 63 £350 +16.66% 22
South West +28 61 £450 +5.88% 15
North West -7 42 £450 +20.00% 19
East Midlands +35 41 £450 +12.50% 2
West Midlands +5 14 £400 - 4
North East +17 12 £413 +66.66% 4
East of England +5 7 £425 - 24
South Coast - - - -
Midlands - - - -
DevOps
UK

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1155 (55.91%) Linux
2 1140 (55.18%) Puppet
3 937 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
4 786 (38.04%) Java
5 765 (37.03%) Continuous Integration
6 754 (36.50%) Opscode Chef
7 707 (34.22%) Jenkins
8 641 (31.03%) Ruby
9 627 (30.35%) Python
10 520 (25.17%) Configuration Management
11 432 (20.91%) Git (software)
12 401 (19.41%) Scrum
13 396 (19.17%) Bash Shell
14 373 (18.05%) Windows
15 344 (16.65%) MySQL
16 331 (16.02%) Amazon AWS
17 328 (15.88%) MongoDB
17 328 (15.88%) Ansible
18 326 (15.78%) Web Services
18 326 (15.78%) UNIX
19 325 (15.73%) Perl
20 319 (15.44%) VMware
21 315 (15.25%) Apache
22 307 (14.86%) Open Source
23 291 (14.09%) PHP
24 278 (13.46%) Red Hat
25 248 (12.00%) CentOS
26 247 (11.96%) Continuous Delivery
27 240 (11.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 239 (11.57%) NoSQL

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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
1 315 (15.25%) Apache
2 166 (8.03%) OpenStack
3 157 (7.60%) Tomcat
4 142 (6.87%) nginx
5 137 (6.63%) Node.js
6 93 (4.50%) Confluence
6 93 (4.50%) IIS
7 92 (4.45%) JBoss
8 74 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
9 56 (2.71%) WebLogic
10 44 (2.13%) Drupal
11 42 (2.03%) WebSphere
12 27 (1.31%) Apache Solr
13 26 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
14 20 (0.97%) MediaWiki
14 20 (0.97%) SharePoint
14 20 (0.97%) CMS
15 13 (0.63%) Jetty
16 11 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
16 11 (0.53%) uWSGI
Applications
1 50 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.048%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.048%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.44%) assyst
3 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.097%) Magento
4 2 (0.097%) RMDS
5 1 (0.048%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.048%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.048%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.048%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.048%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 331 (16.02%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (6.29%) Amazon EC2
4 127 (6.15%) PaaS
5 83 (4.02%) AWS CloudFormation
6 61 (2.95%) Amazon S3
7 45 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
8 44 (2.13%) IaaS
9 38 (1.84%) Amazon ELB
10 33 (1.60%) SaaS
11 26 (1.26%) Route 53
12 20 (0.97%) GitHub
12 20 (0.97%) Heroku
13 19 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 18 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
15 16 (0.77%) Engine Yard
16 15 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 10 (0.48%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.48%) Google App Engine
18 9 (0.44%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 157 (7.60%) DNS
2 142 (6.87%) TCP/IP
3 133 (6.44%) Firewall
4 105 (5.08%) HTTP
5 90 (4.36%) SSL
6 72 (3.48%) Internet
7 69 (3.34%) Network Security
8 65 (3.15%) DHCP
9 51 (2.47%) LDAP
10 44 (2.13%) IPsec
11 41 (1.98%) VPN
12 36 (1.74%) FTP
13 34 (1.65%) LAN
14 33 (1.60%) WAN
15 26 (1.26%) SAN
16 23 (1.11%) VLAN
17 18 (0.87%) Reverse Proxy
17 18 (0.87%) IPv6
18 16 (0.77%) OSPF
18 16 (0.77%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (16.65%) MySQL
2 328 (15.88%) MongoDB
3 239 (11.57%) NoSQL
4 149 (7.21%) SQL Server
5 128 (6.20%) PostgreSQL
6 107 (5.18%) Relational Database
7 104 (5.03%) Redis
8 91 (4.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 78 (3.78%) RDBMS
10 68 (3.29%) Hadoop
11 58 (2.81%) Big Data
12 38 (1.84%) CouchDB
13 33 (1.60%) Riak
14 27 (1.31%) MariaDB
15 26 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
15 26 (1.26%) Oracle Database
16 23 (1.11%) Couchbase
17 18 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
17 18 (0.87%) Hypertable
18 17 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 707 (34.22%) Jenkins
2 432 (20.91%) Git (software)
3 211 (10.21%) Subversion
4 210 (10.16%) Maven
5 184 (8.91%) TeamCity
6 177 (8.57%) JIRA
7 109 (5.28%) Hudson
8 74 (3.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 58 (2.81%) Cucumber
10 56 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 53 (2.57%) Ant
12 41 (1.98%) Selenium
13 39 (1.89%) Artifactory
14 26 (1.26%) Gradle
15 24 (1.16%) Gerrit
15 24 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
15 24 (1.16%) JUnit
15 24 (1.16%) JMeter
16 23 (1.11%) Mercurial
17 20 (0.97%) Fiddler
General
1 139 (6.73%) Finance
2 56 (2.71%) Banking
3 44 (2.13%) Games
4 37 (1.79%) Retail
5 35 (1.69%) Publishing
6 32 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.06%) Marketing
8 14 (0.68%) Advertising
9 13 (0.63%) Law
9 13 (0.63%) Legal
10 11 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.48%) Electronics
12 9 (0.44%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.29%) Front Office
14 5 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.15%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.097%) Billing
16 2 (0.097%) Back Office
16 2 (0.097%) German Language
16 2 (0.097%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 929 (44.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 292 (14.13%) Developer
3 221 (10.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 196 (9.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 160 (7.74%) Architect
6 115 (5.57%) Java Developer
7 92 (4.45%) Consultant
8 77 (3.73%) Administrator
9 70 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
10 66 (3.19%) Linux Engineer
11 58 (2.81%) DevOps Consultant
12 56 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
13 43 (2.08%) Senior Developer
14 42 (2.03%) Technical Architect
15 40 (1.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 36 (1.74%) DevOps Specialist
17 35 (1.69%) Linux Administrator
18 34 (1.65%) Web Engineer
19 32 (1.55%) DevOps Architect
20 30 (1.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (15.78%) Web Services
2 183 (8.86%) .NET
3 121 (5.86%) HTML
4 111 (5.37%) LAMP
5 94 (4.55%) CSS
6 93 (4.50%) Spring
7 88 (4.26%) REST
8 86 (4.16%) J2EE
9 80 (3.87%) RabbitMQ
10 63 (3.05%) HTML5
11 62 (3.00%) AngularJS
12 59 (2.86%) XML
13 57 (2.76%) RESTful
14 56 (2.71%) jQuery
15 51 (2.47%) SOAP
16 48 (2.32%) MCollective
17 46 (2.23%) JSON
18 41 (1.98%) CSS3
19 40 (1.94%) Django
19 40 (1.94%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 307 (14.86%) Open Source
2 67 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (2.71%) Clustering
4 43 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 41 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 37 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (1.45%) Computer Science
8 29 (1.40%) Wiki
9 24 (1.16%) Public Cloud
9 24 (1.16%) User Experience
10 22 (1.06%) Replication
11 21 (1.02%) Device Driver
11 21 (1.02%) Digital Media
12 20 (0.97%) Online Games
13 19 (0.92%) Private Cloud
14 14 (0.68%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.53%) Management Information System
16 10 (0.48%) DTV
16 10 (0.48%) iPad
17 9 (0.44%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1155 (55.91%) Linux
2 373 (18.05%) Windows
3 326 (15.78%) UNIX
4 248 (12.00%) CentOS
5 240 (11.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 221 (10.70%) Ubuntu
7 87 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (2.90%) Debian
9 32 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (1.50%) Android
11 28 (1.36%) Solaris
12 25 (1.21%) AIX
12 25 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (1.11%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.39%) SUSE
16 7 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
16 7 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.29%) Fedora
17 6 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 937 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
2 765 (37.03%) Continuous Integration
3 520 (25.17%) Configuration Management
4 401 (19.41%) Scrum
5 247 (11.96%) Continuous Delivery
6 225 (10.89%) TDD
7 148 (7.16%) Automated Testing
8 147 (7.12%) E-Commerce
9 140 (6.78%) BDD
10 135 (6.53%) Kanban
11 123 (5.95%) Load Balancing
12 98 (4.74%) Release Management
13 89 (4.31%) SOA
14 87 (4.21%) Build Automation
15 79 (3.82%) Change Management
16 77 (3.73%) OO
17 76 (3.68%) Software Engineering
18 75 (3.63%) Continuous Improvement
19 65 (3.15%) ITIL
20 64 (3.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 786 (38.04%) Java
2 641 (31.03%) Ruby
3 627 (30.35%) Python
4 396 (19.17%) Bash Shell
5 325 (15.73%) Perl
6 291 (14.09%) PHP
7 224 (10.84%) SQL
8 158 (7.65%) JavaScript
9 140 (6.78%) PowerShell
10 109 (5.28%) C#
11 108 (5.23%) Scala
12 107 (5.18%) Shell Script
13 54 (2.61%) C++
13 54 (2.61%) C
14 48 (2.32%) Groovy
15 33 (1.60%) Clojure
15 33 (1.60%) Golang
16 24 (1.16%) Korn
17 7 (0.34%) PHP5
17 7 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 195 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 113 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 53 (2.57%) Degree
4 25 (1.21%) DV Cleared
5 24 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (1.11%) CCNA
7 11 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.19%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.19%) CISSP
9 4 (0.19%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.15%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.15%) CISM
10 3 (0.15%) CCSA
11 2 (0.097%) RHCE
12 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.048%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.048%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.048%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.048%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (4.99%) QA
2 30 (1.45%) SLA
3 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 166 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 124 (6.00%) Docker
3 77 (3.73%) Active Directory
4 52 (2.52%) vCloud
5 49 (2.37%) vSphere
6 44 (2.13%) Varnish
7 31 (1.50%) XenServer
8 30 (1.45%) iptables
8 30 (1.45%) Samba
9 25 (1.21%) Postfix
10 21 (1.02%) Hyper-V
11 19 (0.92%) KVM
12 17 (0.82%) Xen
13 13 (0.63%) VMware ESX
13 13 (0.63%) VirtualBox
14 11 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (0.53%) NFS
14 11 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (0.53%) Shibboleth
15 9 (0.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1140 (55.18%) Puppet
2 754 (36.50%) Opscode Chef
3 328 (15.88%) Ansible
4 225 (10.89%) Nagios
5 146 (7.07%) Salt
6 141 (6.82%) Vagrant
7 99 (4.79%) ZABBIX
8 62 (3.00%) Graphite
9 50 (2.42%) Cobbler
10 43 (2.08%) HAProxy
11 39 (1.89%) Kibana
12 31 (1.50%) collectd
13 28 (1.36%) Cacti
14 23 (1.11%) Tivoli
14 23 (1.11%) Icinga
15 21 (1.02%) Opsview
15 21 (1.02%) CFEngine
16 20 (0.97%) logstash
17 18 (0.87%) Zenoss
18 16 (0.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 319 (15.44%) VMware
2 278 (13.46%) Red Hat
3 198 (9.58%) Oracle
4 134 (6.49%) Microsoft
5 74 (3.58%) Rackspace
6 61 (2.95%) New Relic
7 59 (2.86%) Splunk
8 41 (1.98%) SaltStack
9 39 (1.89%) Akamai
10 37 (1.79%) Citrix
11 33 (1.60%) Atlassian
12 32 (1.55%) Perforce
13 28 (1.36%) Google
14 25 (1.21%) Cisco
15 24 (1.16%) IBM
16 23 (1.11%) Percona
16 23 (1.11%) F5
17 14 (0.68%) Websense
17 14 (0.68%) ForgeRock
18 13 (0.63%) Remedy
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Hampshire
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Rate: £320 - £340 per day
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London
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City, London
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Rate: £475 - £550 per day
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Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day + non-negotiable
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West London
Energon People
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
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London
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: Up to £450 per day
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