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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps
Rank 147 256 489
Rank change year-on-year
+109 +233
Contract jobs citing DevOps 782 354 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.50% 0.74% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.00% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 296 70
Average daily rate
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£450 £448 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% +15.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
38886 35393 38358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.51% 74.47% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24707 22275 22626
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1095 1010 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.54% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +107 531 £475 +5.55% 138
South East +69 97 £450 +5.88% 26
East of England +12 42 £400 +30.08% 10
South West -6 31 £400 -15.78% 6
Yorkshire -10 28 £650 +56.62% 27
North West +9 25 £500 +42.85% 7
East Midlands +24 18 £550 +23.59% 5
West Midlands - 7 £338 - 2
North East - 2 £355 - 3
DevOps
UK

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 836 (58.26%) Linux
2 775 (54.01%) Puppet
3 679 (47.32%) Agile Software Development
4 539 (37.56%) Opscode Chef
5 477 (33.24%) Java
6 432 (30.10%) Jenkins
7 429 (29.90%) Continuous Integration
8 366 (25.51%) Ruby
9 362 (25.23%) Python
10 338 (23.55%) Configuration Management
11 323 (22.51%) Apache
12 318 (22.16%) Web Services
13 305 (21.25%) Git (software)
14 302 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
15 300 (20.91%) Scrum
16 252 (17.56%) Windows
17 249 (17.35%) VMware
18 241 (16.79%) UNIX
19 235 (16.38%) PHP
20 232 (16.17%) Open Source
21 226 (15.75%) MySQL
22 223 (15.54%) Red Hat
23 215 (14.98%) Perl
24 211 (14.70%) Bash Shell
25 183 (12.75%) TDD
26 180 (12.54%) Nagios
26 180 (12.54%) CentOS
27 170 (11.85%) .NET
28 168 (11.71%) Maven
29 159 (11.08%) JavaScript

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 323 (22.51%) Apache
2 129 (8.99%) Tomcat
3 120 (8.36%) nginx
4 94 (6.55%) IIS
5 84 (5.85%) Confluence
5 84 (5.85%) OpenStack
6 80 (5.57%) Node.js
7 60 (4.18%) WebLogic
8 45 (3.14%) WebSphere
9 35 (2.44%) CMS
9 35 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
10 27 (1.88%) Umbraco
11 22 (1.53%) Apache Solr
12 20 (1.39%) Jetty
13 16 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.98%) Drupal
15 12 (0.84%) MediaWiki
15 12 (0.84%) WordPress
16 10 (0.70%) SharePoint
17 9 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 21 (1.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.35%) MS Office
3 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (0.91%) RMDS
2 4 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.14%) Summit
5 1 (0.070%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.070%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.070%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 302 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (10.73%) Amazon EC2
3 84 (5.85%) Amazon S3
4 71 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 54 (3.76%) PaaS
6 40 (2.79%) SaaS
6 40 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
7 36 (2.51%) Amazon ELB
8 25 (1.74%) IaaS
9 24 (1.67%) Route 53
10 15 (1.05%) Google App Engine
11 12 (0.84%) Office 365
12 9 (0.63%) GitHub
13 7 (0.49%) ElastiCache
13 7 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 6 (0.42%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.42%) Joyent
15 2 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
15 2 (0.14%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 153 (10.66%) DNS
2 112 (7.80%) Firewall
3 85 (5.92%) HTTP
4 80 (5.57%) TCP/IP
5 60 (4.18%) SSL
6 56 (3.90%) Internet
7 55 (3.83%) VPN
8 42 (2.93%) LDAP
9 34 (2.37%) DHCP
10 26 (1.81%) WAN
10 26 (1.81%) LAN
11 25 (1.74%) SAN
12 23 (1.60%) SNMP
13 20 (1.39%) FTP
13 20 (1.39%) IPsec
14 17 (1.18%) Network Security
15 15 (1.05%) SSH
16 14 (0.98%) VLAN
16 14 (0.98%) Reverse Proxy
17 12 (0.84%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (15.75%) MySQL
2 151 (10.52%) MongoDB
3 125 (8.71%) NoSQL
4 119 (8.29%) SQL Server
5 107 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
6 68 (4.74%) Apache Cassandra
7 54 (3.76%) Big Data
8 42 (2.93%) Hadoop
9 38 (2.65%) Redis
10 35 (2.44%) Relational Database
11 26 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
12 24 (1.67%) CouchDB
12 24 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
13 22 (1.53%) Riak
14 20 (1.39%) Couchbase
15 19 (1.32%) RavenDB
16 16 (1.11%) Oracle Database
17 15 (1.05%) Oracle Exadata
17 15 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
18 9 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 432 (30.10%) Jenkins
2 305 (21.25%) Git (software)
3 168 (11.71%) Maven
4 132 (9.20%) JIRA
5 117 (8.15%) Hudson
6 92 (6.41%) Subversion
7 88 (6.13%) TeamCity
8 58 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 43 (3.00%) Cucumber
10 42 (2.93%) Selenium
11 41 (2.86%) Ant
12 32 (2.23%) Visual Studio
12 32 (2.23%) Mercurial
13 29 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 28 (1.95%) Artifactory
15 24 (1.67%) Gradle
16 23 (1.60%) RSpec
17 16 (1.11%) SpecFlow
18 15 (1.05%) Gerrit
19 12 (0.84%) JMeter
General
1 143 (9.97%) Finance
2 63 (4.39%) Banking
3 33 (2.30%) Retail
4 32 (2.23%) Games
5 31 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.81%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.74%) Marketing
8 24 (1.67%) Front Office
9 22 (1.53%) Publishing
10 19 (1.32%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.91%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.49%) Law
13 6 (0.42%) Advertising
14 5 (0.35%) Back Office
14 5 (0.35%) Electronics
15 3 (0.21%) Music Industry
16 2 (0.14%) Legal
16 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.14%) Billing
17 1 (0.070%) Military
Job Titles
1 604 (42.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 244 (17.00%) Developer
3 165 (11.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 96 (6.69%) Linux Engineer
5 67 (4.67%) Administrator
6 65 (4.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 64 (4.46%) Architect
7 64 (4.46%) Consultant
8 54 (3.76%) Java Developer
9 51 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
10 49 (3.41%) .NET Developer
11 46 (3.21%) DevOps Consultant
12 45 (3.14%) Software Engineer
13 44 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 43 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
15 42 (2.93%) Linux Administrator
16 33 (2.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 29 (2.02%) Python Developer
17 29 (2.02%) Cloud Engineer
18 26 (1.81%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (22.16%) Web Services
2 170 (11.85%) .NET
3 155 (10.80%) LAMP
4 92 (6.41%) HTML
5 89 (6.20%) JSON
6 85 (5.92%) XML
7 81 (5.64%) Middleware
8 65 (4.53%) ASP.NET
9 53 (3.69%) J2EE
10 52 (3.62%) CSS
11 51 (3.55%) RESTful
12 48 (3.34%) SOAP
13 45 (3.14%) Spring
14 39 (2.72%) REST
15 36 (2.51%) MCollective
16 34 (2.37%) RabbitMQ
17 30 (2.09%) OSGi
17 30 (2.09%) AngularJS
18 29 (2.02%) ActiveMQ
19 26 (1.81%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 232 (16.17%) Open Source
2 58 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (3.83%) Computer Science
4 33 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 27 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 26 (1.81%) Online Games
7 24 (1.67%) Clustering
8 21 (1.46%) Replication
8 21 (1.46%) Wiki
9 18 (1.25%) Hedge funds
10 17 (1.18%) Client/Server
11 15 (1.05%) Visualisation
12 14 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (0.84%) Digital Media
14 11 (0.77%) User Experience
15 8 (0.56%) PKI
16 6 (0.42%) NHS
17 5 (0.35%) Mainframe
17 5 (0.35%) Blog
17 5 (0.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 836 (58.26%) Linux
2 252 (17.56%) Windows
3 241 (16.79%) UNIX
4 180 (12.54%) CentOS
5 136 (9.48%) Ubuntu
6 91 (6.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 57 (3.97%) Debian
8 44 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (1.95%) Oracle Linux
10 23 (1.60%) AIX
11 21 (1.46%) SELinux
12 19 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (1.25%) Solaris
14 13 (0.91%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.84%) Android
16 6 (0.42%) VMS
17 5 (0.35%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.21%) SmartOS
19 2 (0.14%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (47.32%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (29.90%) Continuous Integration
3 338 (23.55%) Configuration Management
4 300 (20.91%) Scrum
5 183 (12.75%) TDD
6 146 (10.17%) E-Commerce
7 116 (8.08%) BDD
8 90 (6.27%) Software Engineering
9 87 (6.06%) OO
10 79 (5.51%) Kanban
11 78 (5.44%) Continuous Improvement
12 74 (5.16%) SOA
13 72 (5.02%) Build Automation
14 71 (4.95%) Load Balancing
15 60 (4.18%) ITIL
16 59 (4.11%) Release Management
17 50 (3.48%) Mentoring
18 44 (3.07%) MVC
19 42 (2.93%) Automated Testing
19 42 (2.93%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 477 (33.24%) Java
2 366 (25.51%) Ruby
3 362 (25.23%) Python
4 235 (16.38%) PHP
5 215 (14.98%) Perl
6 211 (14.70%) Bash Shell
7 159 (11.08%) JavaScript
8 145 (10.10%) SQL
9 123 (8.57%) PowerShell
10 120 (8.36%) C#
11 60 (4.18%) Shell Script
12 52 (3.62%) Scala
13 37 (2.58%) C++
14 24 (1.67%) VB
15 23 (1.60%) C
15 23 (1.60%) Groovy
16 18 (1.25%) Clojure
17 11 (0.77%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.70%) VBA
18 10 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (5.16%) Security Cleared
2 56 (3.90%) Degree
3 48 (3.34%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.98%) CCNA
4 14 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (0.91%) ISEB
6 7 (0.49%) RHCE
7 6 (0.42%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.28%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.28%) CISSP
9 4 (0.28%) CISM
9 4 (0.28%) CCSA
9 4 (0.28%) JNCIA
9 4 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.21%) CCENT
10 3 (0.21%) VCDX
10 3 (0.21%) VCAP
10 3 (0.21%) LPIC
10 3 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.64%) QA
2 15 (1.05%) SLA
3 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.070%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.070%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.070%) EMIR
System Software
1 154 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (5.64%) vCloud
3 36 (2.51%) Active Directory
4 30 (2.09%) vSphere
5 29 (2.02%) XenServer
6 26 (1.81%) Samba
6 26 (1.81%) VMware ESX
7 24 (1.67%) Docker
8 23 (1.60%) Oracle RAC
9 18 (1.25%) Postfix
9 18 (1.25%) Varnish
10 16 (1.11%) NFS
11 14 (0.98%) Xen
12 12 (0.84%) Hyper-V
13 11 (0.77%) KVM
14 10 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (0.42%) qmail
16 5 (0.35%) VirtualBox
17 4 (0.28%) Squid
18 3 (0.21%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 775 (54.01%) Puppet
2 539 (37.56%) Opscode Chef
3 180 (12.54%) Nagios
4 121 (8.43%) Vagrant
5 103 (7.18%) Salt
6 100 (6.97%) Ansible
7 69 (4.81%) ZABBIX
8 42 (2.93%) Cacti
9 28 (1.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 28 (1.95%) Zenoss
10 19 (1.32%) YUM
11 17 (1.18%) Kibana
12 16 (1.11%) Opsview
12 16 (1.11%) HAProxy
13 14 (0.98%) Graylog2
14 13 (0.91%) Icinga
15 11 (0.77%) collectd
15 11 (0.77%) SCCM
16 10 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
16 10 (0.70%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 249 (17.35%) VMware
2 223 (15.54%) Red Hat
3 104 (7.25%) Oracle
4 83 (5.78%) JBoss
5 79 (5.51%) IBM
6 70 (4.88%) Microsoft
7 68 (4.74%) Rackspace
8 58 (4.04%) Cisco
9 51 (3.55%) Atlassian
10 47 (3.28%) Splunk
11 37 (2.58%) New Relic
12 32 (2.23%) SaltStack
13 30 (2.09%) Percona
13 30 (2.09%) NetApp
14 29 (2.02%) EMC
15 24 (1.67%) Google
15 24 (1.67%) F5
16 23 (1.60%) Citrix
17 22 (1.53%) 29West
18 18 (1.25%) RightScale
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: Negotiable dependant on experience
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £450 per day + non-negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £380 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 Months Initially + extension
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: market day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 450 - 550
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 2 days ago