The table below looks at the statistics for DevOps skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DevOps over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps
Rank 160 206 247
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +41
Contract jobs citing DevOps 97 28 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.01% 0.32% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.45% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 25 1
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£463 £380 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.71% -15.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.23% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7021 6163 6818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.05% 71.29% 71.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4007 3450 3296
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 244 333
Average hourly rate £20.67 £32.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.40% +41.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

DevOps
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DevOps across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

DevOps Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

DevOps
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DevOps across the South East region.

DevOps Daily Rate Trend in the South East

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DevOps across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

DevOps Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

DevOps
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DevOps across the South East region.

DevOps Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Hampshire +24 39 £425 -2.85% 5
Berkshire +39 36 £488 +26.62% 5
Oxfordshire -2 8 £475 - 3
Surrey -6 7 £550 +52.24% 6
East Sussex - 5 £363 -
Kent - 2 £550 - 1
Middlesex 0 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £420 - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
DevOps
England

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 102 (62.58%) Puppet
2 89 (54.60%) Jenkins
3 87 (53.37%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (53.37%) Linux
4 74 (45.40%) Scrum
5 62 (38.04%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (32.52%) Configuration Management
7 52 (31.90%) Vagrant
8 49 (30.06%) Git (software)
9 36 (22.09%) Opscode Chef
10 34 (20.86%) Java
11 33 (20.25%) Apache
12 30 (18.40%) PHP
12 30 (18.40%) Web Services
13 26 (15.95%) VMware
13 26 (15.95%) Python
13 26 (15.95%) Open Source
14 25 (15.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 24 (14.72%) Cucumber
15 24 (14.72%) Red Hat
15 24 (14.72%) PostgreSQL
16 23 (14.11%) Oracle
16 23 (14.11%) QA
17 22 (13.50%) Security Cleared
18 21 (12.88%) SOA
19 20 (12.27%) CentOS
20 19 (11.66%) RSpec
20 19 (11.66%) .NET
21 18 (11.04%) ITIL
21 18 (11.04%) MySQL

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 33 (20.25%) Apache
2 17 (10.43%) Tomcat
2 17 (10.43%) WebLogic
3 12 (7.36%) Drupal
4 6 (3.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (3.68%) CMS
5 4 (2.45%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.84%) JBoss
6 3 (1.84%) uWSGI
7 2 (1.23%) Confluence
7 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.23%) IIS
7 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.61%) Node.js
8 1 (0.61%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.61%) Resin
8 1 (0.61%) nginx
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) MS Office
1 2 (1.23%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.82%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.91%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.07%) Google App Engine
4 5 (3.07%) PaaS
4 5 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.07%) IaaS
5 4 (2.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.29%) Internet
2 4 (2.45%) SSL
3 3 (1.84%) LDAP
4 2 (1.23%) ATM
4 2 (1.23%) SAN
4 2 (1.23%) FTP
4 2 (1.23%) HTTP
4 2 (1.23%) DNS
4 2 (1.23%) Firewall
4 2 (1.23%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.61%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.61%) PBX
5 1 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.72%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (11.04%) MySQL
3 9 (5.52%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.07%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.84%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.23%) Big Data
8 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 89 (54.60%) Jenkins
2 49 (30.06%) Git (software)
3 25 (15.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 24 (14.72%) Cucumber
5 19 (11.66%) RSpec
6 12 (7.36%) Subversion
7 10 (6.13%) Bitbucket
8 9 (5.52%) Maven
9 8 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (4.29%) Ant
11 5 (3.07%) Visual Studio
11 5 (3.07%) JIRA
11 5 (3.07%) Gradle
12 3 (1.84%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.84%) Hudson
13 2 (1.23%) Mercurial
13 2 (1.23%) Eclipse
13 2 (1.23%) JMeter
13 2 (1.23%) WinDbg
14 1 (0.61%) FogBugz
General
1 3 (1.84%) Finance
2 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.61%) Electronics
3 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.61%) Publishing
3 1 (0.61%) Military
3 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (44.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (17.79%) Developer
3 15 (9.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 12 (7.36%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (5.52%) Support Engineer
6 6 (3.68%) Consultant
6 6 (3.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 6 (3.68%) DevOps Administrator
7 5 (3.07%) Linux Support
7 5 (3.07%) Software Engineer
7 5 (3.07%) ScrumMaster
7 5 (3.07%) Linux Support Engineer
7 5 (3.07%) .NET Developer
8 4 (2.45%) Administrator
8 4 (2.45%) Software Developer
8 4 (2.45%) Architect
8 4 (2.45%) DevOps Consultant
9 3 (1.84%) Software Manager
9 3 (1.84%) Development Engineer
9 3 (1.84%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.40%) Web Services
2 19 (11.66%) .NET
3 17 (10.43%) LAMP
4 16 (9.82%) REST
5 15 (9.20%) XML
6 13 (7.98%) Middleware
7 11 (6.75%) WCF
8 6 (3.68%) WPF
8 6 (3.68%) .NET Framework
9 5 (3.07%) Spring
9 5 (3.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (3.07%) MCollective
10 4 (2.45%) jQuery
11 3 (1.84%) Ajax
11 3 (1.84%) JSON
11 3 (1.84%) Spring MVC
11 3 (1.84%) Silverlight
11 3 (1.84%) HTML
11 3 (1.84%) SOAP
11 3 (1.84%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.95%) Open Source
2 2 (1.23%) EFT
3 1 (0.61%) DTV
3 1 (0.61%) Clustering
3 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.61%) Wiki
3 1 (0.61%) Social Media
3 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
3 1 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 87 (53.37%) Linux
2 20 (12.27%) CentOS
3 16 (9.82%) UNIX
4 12 (7.36%) Oracle Linux
5 11 (6.75%) Windows
6 9 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.68%) AIX
7 6 (3.68%) Solaris
8 5 (3.07%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (53.37%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (45.40%) Scrum
3 62 (38.04%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (32.52%) Configuration Management
5 21 (12.88%) SOA
6 18 (11.04%) ITIL
7 15 (9.20%) TDD
8 11 (6.75%) Software Engineering
9 10 (6.13%) Identity Management
9 10 (6.13%) Performance Analysis
10 9 (5.52%) BDD
10 9 (5.52%) MVC
10 9 (5.52%) Migration
10 9 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (5.52%) Unit Testing
11 8 (4.91%) Automated Testing
11 8 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (4.91%) Kanban
12 6 (3.68%) Product Management
12 6 (3.68%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.86%) Java
2 30 (18.40%) PHP
3 26 (15.95%) Python
4 17 (10.43%) Ruby
5 15 (9.20%) Bash Shell
6 13 (7.98%) Shell Script
7 12 (7.36%) Perl
8 11 (6.75%) SQL
8 11 (6.75%) C#
8 11 (6.75%) PowerShell
9 10 (6.13%) JavaScript
10 7 (4.29%) C
11 4 (2.45%) Scala
12 3 (1.84%) Korn
12 3 (1.84%) C++
13 2 (1.23%) VB
14 1 (0.61%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 22 (13.50%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.13%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.07%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.23%) ISEB
5 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.61%) Degree
6 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.11%) QA
System Software
1 11 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (6.75%) vCloud
2 10 (6.13%) KVM
3 4 (2.45%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (2.45%) vSphere
4 3 (1.84%) Shibboleth
5 2 (1.23%) VirtualBox
5 2 (1.23%) NFS
5 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.23%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.61%) Xen
6 1 (0.61%) Docker
6 1 (0.61%) LXC
Systems Management
1 102 (62.58%) Puppet
2 52 (31.90%) Vagrant
3 36 (22.09%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (7.36%) YUM
5 4 (2.45%) Nagios
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.61%) Cacti
7 1 (0.61%) Munin
7 1 (0.61%) collectd
7 1 (0.61%) Opsview
Vendors
1 26 (15.95%) VMware
2 24 (14.72%) Red Hat
3 23 (14.11%) Oracle
4 11 (6.75%) EMC
5 8 (4.91%) Tripwire
6 5 (3.07%) Google
6 5 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.45%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.84%) F5
9 2 (1.23%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.23%) Avaya
9 2 (1.23%) NetApp
9 2 (1.23%) Veritas
9 2 (1.23%) Cisco
9 2 (1.23%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.23%) Huawei
10 1 (0.61%) Zend
10 1 (0.61%) Adobe
10 1 (0.61%) HP
10 1 (0.61%) SAP
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