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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps
Rank 90 240 446
Rank change year-on-year
+150 +206
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1066 390 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.08% 0.82% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.11% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 317 85
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£475 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +16.92%
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
37818 35169 34160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.77% 74.31% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24991 22246 20279
Average daily rate £425 £403 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% -1.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 1051 1370
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £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 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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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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 +113 714 £475 +5.55% 131
South East +75 118 £475 +15.15% 32
Yorkshire +18 77 £356 -5.00% 24
North West +20 39 £450 - 6
South West +7 39 £475 +72.72% 14
East of England +14 31 £419 +120.39% 19
West Midlands - 17 £425 - 9
North East - 17 £450 - 3
East Midlands +19 16 £550 - 1
Midlands - - - -
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DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1046 (57.95%) Linux
2 1027 (56.90%) Puppet
3 866 (47.98%) Agile Software Development
4 713 (39.50%) Opscode Chef
5 690 (38.23%) Java
6 622 (34.46%) Jenkins
7 583 (32.30%) Continuous Integration
8 521 (28.86%) Ruby
9 464 (25.71%) Python
10 436 (24.16%) Configuration Management
11 416 (23.05%) Scrum
12 382 (21.16%) Git (software)
13 339 (18.78%) Amazon AWS
14 335 (18.56%) UNIX
15 333 (18.45%) Web Services
16 323 (17.89%) Apache
17 300 (16.62%) Bash Shell
18 297 (16.45%) VMware
19 281 (15.57%) Red Hat
20 279 (15.46%) Perl
21 275 (15.24%) PHP
22 273 (15.12%) Windows
23 268 (14.85%) CentOS
24 267 (14.79%) Open Source
25 260 (14.40%) MySQL
26 253 (14.02%) MongoDB
27 245 (13.57%) Nagios
28 227 (12.58%) TDD
29 216 (11.97%) Ubuntu
30 213 (11.80%) Maven

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (17.89%) Apache
2 148 (8.20%) Tomcat
3 129 (7.15%) nginx
4 127 (7.04%) OpenStack
5 120 (6.65%) Node.js
6 104 (5.76%) JBoss
7 94 (5.21%) Confluence
8 72 (3.99%) IIS
9 62 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
10 61 (3.38%) WebLogic
11 55 (3.05%) WebSphere
12 34 (1.88%) Drupal
13 32 (1.77%) Apache Solr
14 21 (1.16%) Jetty
15 18 (1.00%) CMS
16 14 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
17 13 (0.72%) Adobe CQ
18 11 (0.61%) SharePoint
19 8 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
19 8 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 37 (2.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.11%) MS Office
2 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.055%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.66%) RMDS
2 9 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.11%) Summit
5 1 (0.055%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.055%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.055%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 339 (18.78%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 90 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 85 (4.71%) PaaS
5 81 (4.49%) Amazon S3
6 40 (2.22%) IaaS
7 37 (2.05%) Amazon ELB
8 31 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (1.61%) SaaS
10 23 (1.27%) Route 53
11 18 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
12 15 (0.83%) Google App Engine
13 12 (0.66%) Joyent
14 9 (0.50%) GitHub
15 8 (0.44%) Heroku
15 8 (0.44%) Engine Yard
16 3 (0.17%) ElastiCache
16 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 164 (9.09%) DNS
2 126 (6.98%) Firewall
3 122 (6.76%) TCP/IP
4 97 (5.37%) HTTP
5 76 (4.21%) SSL
6 67 (3.71%) Internet
7 49 (2.71%) VPN
8 45 (2.49%) LDAP
9 42 (2.33%) DHCP
10 31 (1.72%) SAN
11 30 (1.66%) Network Security
12 23 (1.27%) FTP
12 23 (1.27%) LAN
12 23 (1.27%) WAN
13 19 (1.05%) Reverse Proxy
14 17 (0.94%) VLAN
15 15 (0.83%) IPsec
16 9 (0.50%) Multicast
16 9 (0.50%) SNMP
16 9 (0.50%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (14.40%) MySQL
2 253 (14.02%) MongoDB
3 202 (11.19%) NoSQL
4 108 (5.98%) SQL Server
5 96 (5.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 93 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
7 67 (3.71%) Redis
8 66 (3.66%) Big Data
9 64 (3.55%) Relational Database
10 52 (2.88%) Hadoop
11 42 (2.33%) RDBMS
12 35 (1.94%) CouchDB
13 34 (1.88%) Riak
14 26 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
15 20 (1.11%) Oracle Exadata
15 20 (1.11%) Couchbase
16 17 (0.94%) MariaDB
17 15 (0.83%) Oracle Database
17 15 (0.83%) DB2
18 13 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 622 (34.46%) Jenkins
2 382 (21.16%) Git (software)
3 213 (11.80%) Maven
4 152 (8.42%) JIRA
5 140 (7.76%) Subversion
6 122 (6.76%) Hudson
7 103 (5.71%) TeamCity
8 66 (3.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 59 (3.27%) Cucumber
10 48 (2.66%) Ant
11 39 (2.16%) Selenium
12 31 (1.72%) RSpec
12 31 (1.72%) Artifactory
13 28 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
13 28 (1.55%) Gradle
14 16 (0.89%) JMeter
15 15 (0.83%) PHPUnit
16 14 (0.78%) Mocha
17 12 (0.66%) ClearCase
17 12 (0.66%) Mercurial
General
1 158 (8.75%) Finance
2 79 (4.38%) Banking
3 36 (1.99%) Telecoms
4 35 (1.94%) Retail
5 34 (1.88%) Publishing
5 34 (1.88%) Games
6 31 (1.72%) Marketing
7 27 (1.50%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.33%) Front Office
9 18 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.89%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.61%) Electronics
11 11 (0.61%) Advertising
12 10 (0.55%) Law
13 7 (0.39%) Back Office
14 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.17%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.11%) Legal
16 1 (0.055%) Billing
16 1 (0.055%) Military
Job Titles
1 769 (42.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 301 (16.68%) Developer
3 188 (10.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 142 (7.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 132 (7.31%) Architect
6 94 (5.21%) Java Developer
7 91 (5.04%) Consultant
8 76 (4.21%) Linux Engineer
9 61 (3.38%) DevOps Consultant
10 59 (3.27%) Administrator
11 51 (2.83%) Systems Administrator
12 47 (2.60%) Systems Engineer
13 42 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 39 (2.16%) DevOps Architect
15 33 (1.83%) Software Engineer
15 33 (1.83%) Linux Administrator
16 32 (1.77%) Cloud Engineer
16 32 (1.77%) Technical Architect
17 28 (1.55%) Senior Developer
17 28 (1.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (18.45%) Web Services
2 140 (7.76%) LAMP
3 139 (7.70%) .NET
4 114 (6.32%) HTML
5 84 (4.65%) XML
6 83 (4.60%) JSON
7 76 (4.21%) J2EE
8 72 (3.99%) Spring
8 72 (3.99%) Middleware
9 64 (3.55%) CSS
10 60 (3.32%) REST
11 56 (3.10%) RESTful
12 53 (2.94%) MCollective
13 51 (2.83%) RabbitMQ
14 50 (2.77%) AngularJS
15 49 (2.71%) SOAP
16 47 (2.60%) HTML5
17 44 (2.44%) ActiveMQ
18 39 (2.16%) ASP.NET
19 38 (2.11%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 267 (14.79%) Open Source
2 66 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 55 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (2.49%) Mobile App
5 44 (2.44%) Clustering
6 31 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (1.50%) Replication
7 27 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 24 (1.33%) Online Games
9 19 (1.05%) User Experience
9 19 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 17 (0.94%) Hedge funds
11 14 (0.78%) Wiki
11 14 (0.78%) Data Structures
12 13 (0.72%) Visualisation
12 13 (0.72%) Taxonomies
13 12 (0.66%) Algorithms
14 9 (0.50%) Digital Media
14 9 (0.50%) DTV
15 8 (0.44%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1046 (57.95%) Linux
2 335 (18.56%) UNIX
3 273 (15.12%) Windows
4 268 (14.85%) CentOS
5 216 (11.97%) Ubuntu
6 170 (9.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 73 (4.04%) Debian
8 60 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (2.22%) AIX
10 28 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
11 27 (1.50%) SELinux
12 22 (1.22%) Solaris
13 20 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (0.78%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.78%) Android
15 8 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.33%) VMS
16 6 (0.33%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.28%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 866 (47.98%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (32.30%) Continuous Integration
3 436 (24.16%) Configuration Management
4 416 (23.05%) Scrum
5 227 (12.58%) TDD
6 152 (8.42%) E-Commerce
7 129 (7.15%) BDD
8 119 (6.59%) Kanban
9 102 (5.65%) SOA
10 95 (5.26%) Load Balancing
11 90 (4.99%) Continuous Improvement
11 90 (4.99%) Software Engineering
12 89 (4.93%) ITIL
13 71 (3.93%) Release Management
13 71 (3.93%) Build Automation
14 70 (3.88%) Mentoring
14 70 (3.88%) OO
15 66 (3.66%) Automated Testing
16 59 (3.27%) Service Delivery
17 58 (3.21%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 690 (38.23%) Java
2 521 (28.86%) Ruby
3 464 (25.71%) Python
4 300 (16.62%) Bash Shell
5 279 (15.46%) Perl
6 275 (15.24%) PHP
7 173 (9.58%) JavaScript
8 163 (9.03%) SQL
9 135 (7.48%) PowerShell
10 95 (5.26%) Shell Script
11 79 (4.38%) Scala
12 78 (4.32%) C#
13 40 (2.22%) Clojure
14 39 (2.16%) C++
15 34 (1.88%) Groovy
16 28 (1.55%) C
17 19 (1.05%) Golang
17 19 (1.05%) VB
18 12 (0.66%) Korn
19 8 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 151 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 100 (5.54%) SC Cleared
3 63 (3.49%) Degree
4 21 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (1.11%) CCNA
6 13 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.44%) CISSP
7 8 (0.44%) CISM
7 8 (0.44%) JNCIA
7 8 (0.44%) CCSA
7 8 (0.44%) BC Cleared
7 8 (0.44%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.22%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.17%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.11%) RHCE
11 2 (0.11%) PhD
11 2 (0.11%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.32%) QA
2 23 (1.27%) SLA
3 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.055%) EMIR
4 1 (0.055%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 168 (9.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (4.49%) vCloud
3 49 (2.71%) Active Directory
4 40 (2.22%) vSphere
5 39 (2.16%) Docker
6 32 (1.77%) Varnish
7 30 (1.66%) VMware ESX
8 29 (1.61%) XenServer
9 25 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
10 24 (1.33%) Samba
11 21 (1.16%) Xen
12 19 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (1.05%) NFS
13 13 (0.72%) KVM
14 11 (0.61%) Postfix
15 8 (0.44%) Squid
16 7 (0.39%) Hyper-V
17 6 (0.33%) VirtualBox
18 5 (0.28%) qmail
19 3 (0.17%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1027 (56.90%) Puppet
2 713 (39.50%) Opscode Chef
3 245 (13.57%) Nagios
4 190 (10.53%) Ansible
5 148 (8.20%) Vagrant
6 116 (6.43%) Salt
7 88 (4.88%) ZABBIX
8 43 (2.38%) Cacti
9 34 (1.88%) Zenoss
10 32 (1.77%) Kibana
11 24 (1.33%) collectd
12 23 (1.27%) Graylog2
12 23 (1.27%) Opsview
12 23 (1.27%) Cobbler
13 22 (1.22%) HAProxy
14 18 (1.00%) Tivoli
15 17 (0.94%) SCCM
15 17 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 16 (0.89%) Icinga
17 15 (0.83%) YUM
Vendors
1 297 (16.45%) VMware
2 281 (15.57%) Red Hat
3 146 (8.09%) Oracle
4 111 (6.15%) Microsoft
5 91 (5.04%) Rackspace
6 75 (4.16%) IBM
7 69 (3.82%) Splunk
8 55 (3.05%) Atlassian
9 51 (2.83%) New Relic
9 51 (2.83%) SaltStack
10 47 (2.60%) Cisco
11 34 (1.88%) F5
12 30 (1.66%) Perforce
12 30 (1.66%) EMC
13 28 (1.55%) Percona
14 24 (1.33%) Google
15 23 (1.27%) Akamai
15 23 (1.27%) Citrix
16 22 (1.22%) 29West
17 20 (1.11%) NetApp
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