The table below looks at the statistics for the DevOps Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DevOps Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps Engineer
Rank 281 385 551
Rank change year-on-year
+104 +166
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 416 202 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.38% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.41% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 181 23
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£463 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £415 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

DevOps Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

DevOps Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the UK.

DevOps Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

DevOps Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 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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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
England +112 404 £463 +2.77% 69
London +73 264 £475 +5.55% 47
City of London +52 55 £475 +2.70% 16
South East +36 55 £463 +7.55% 3
Berkshire +38 28 £475 +10.46% 1
South West -11 23 £450 -5.26% 1
Yorkshire -12 19 £350 -15.66% 10
West Yorkshire -17 19 £350 -15.66% 9
North West +6 18 £400 +14.28% 4
Hampshire -6 18 £450 -
Leeds -12 18 £350 -15.66% 9
Bristol - 18 £450 -
Reading - 14 £475 - 1
East Midlands - 13 £550 -
Cheshire +17 12 £400 - 3
Maidenhead - 10 £400 -
Wales - 8 £400 -
East of England - 6 £381 - 3
Nottinghamshire - 5 - -
Surrey 0 4 £500 +33.33% 1
West Wales - 4 £450 -
Nottingham - 4 - -
Swansea - 4 £450 -
West Midlands - 3 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £415 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 -
Slough - 1 £288 -
East Sussex - 1 £363 -

DevOps Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited DevOps Engineer in their job title 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 with DevOps Engineer in their job title.

1 705 (100.00%) DevOps
2 510 (72.34%) Linux
3 454 (64.40%) Puppet
4 362 (51.35%) Opscode Chef
5 329 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
6 274 (38.87%) Java
7 269 (38.16%) Jenkins
8 268 (38.01%) Continuous Integration
9 241 (34.18%) Ruby
10 219 (31.06%) Configuration Management
11 210 (29.79%) Python
12 209 (29.65%) Git (software)
13 160 (22.70%) Perl
14 159 (22.55%) Apache
15 158 (22.41%) Amazon AWS
16 151 (21.42%) Scrum
17 139 (19.72%) Bash Shell
18 136 (19.29%) Windows
19 135 (19.15%) Open Source
20 132 (18.72%) UNIX
21 131 (18.58%) CentOS
22 130 (18.44%) PHP
22 130 (18.44%) Web Services
23 128 (18.16%) MongoDB
24 122 (17.30%) Red Hat
24 122 (17.30%) VMware
25 115 (16.31%) Ubuntu
26 108 (15.32%) Maven
27 107 (15.18%) Nagios
28 95 (13.48%) MySQL

DevOps Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited DevOps Engineer in their job title 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 with DevOps Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 159 (22.55%) Apache
2 86 (12.20%) Tomcat
3 63 (8.94%) OpenStack
4 61 (8.65%) nginx
5 41 (5.82%) IIS
6 36 (5.11%) Confluence
7 30 (4.26%) Node.js
8 15 (2.13%) JBoss
8 15 (2.13%) Apache Solr
9 14 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.84%) WebSphere
11 11 (1.56%) Drupal
12 10 (1.42%) WebLogic
13 9 (1.28%) WordPress
14 7 (0.99%) Jetty
14 7 (0.99%) MediaWiki
14 7 (0.99%) CloudStack
15 6 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.85%) SharePoint
16 5 (0.71%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (1.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (1.13%) RMDS
2 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.28%) Summit
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 158 (22.41%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (9.22%) Amazon EC2
3 48 (6.81%) Amazon S3
4 46 (6.52%) PaaS
5 44 (6.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 32 (4.54%) IaaS
7 30 (4.26%) SaaS
8 29 (4.11%) Amazon ELB
9 18 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (2.41%) Route 53
11 7 (0.99%) ElastiCache
11 7 (0.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.43%) Rackspace Cloud
12 3 (0.43%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.14%) Heroku
13 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.14%) Joyent
13 1 (0.14%) GitHub
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 63 (8.94%) Firewall
2 56 (7.94%) DNS
3 29 (4.11%) Internet
3 29 (4.11%) LDAP
4 21 (2.98%) VPN
5 20 (2.84%) SSL
5 20 (2.84%) LAN
5 20 (2.84%) WAN
5 20 (2.84%) HTTP
6 17 (2.41%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.42%) Network Security
8 8 (1.13%) SAN
8 8 (1.13%) DHCP
9 7 (0.99%) SNMP
9 7 (0.99%) IPv6
9 7 (0.99%) OSPF
9 7 (0.99%) BGP
9 7 (0.99%) EIGRP
9 7 (0.99%) IPsec
10 6 (0.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (18.16%) MongoDB
2 95 (13.48%) MySQL
3 75 (10.64%) NoSQL
4 52 (7.38%) PostgreSQL
5 42 (5.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 41 (5.82%) SQL Server
7 24 (3.40%) Relational Database
8 23 (3.26%) Redis
9 18 (2.55%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (1.70%) DB2
12 11 (1.56%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.42%) Hadoop
14 9 (1.28%) Big Data
15 7 (0.99%) Couchbase
15 7 (0.99%) SSDT
15 7 (0.99%) CouchDB
16 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
17 5 (0.71%) SimpleDB
17 5 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 269 (38.16%) Jenkins
2 209 (29.65%) Git (software)
3 108 (15.32%) Maven
4 72 (10.21%) Subversion
5 63 (8.94%) JIRA
6 54 (7.66%) Hudson
7 50 (7.09%) TeamCity
8 29 (4.11%) Ant
9 27 (3.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 26 (3.69%) RSpec
11 25 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (3.26%) Artifactory
13 19 (2.70%) Selenium
13 19 (2.70%) Gradle
14 13 (1.84%) Cucumber
15 11 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
16 10 (1.42%) Gerrit
16 10 (1.42%) Visual Studio
16 10 (1.42%) ClearCase
17 9 (1.28%) Bitbucket
General
1 40 (5.67%) Finance
2 35 (4.96%) Banking
3 20 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.99%) Front Office
5 9 (1.28%) Advertising
5 9 (1.28%) Publishing
5 9 (1.28%) Retail
6 8 (1.13%) Marketing
7 6 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.71%) Back Office
9 4 (0.57%) Games
10 3 (0.43%) Music Industry
11 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.28%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) Law
12 1 (0.14%) Legal
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (18.44%) Web Services
2 73 (10.35%) LAMP
3 67 (9.50%) .NET
4 27 (3.83%) MCollective
5 21 (2.98%) ASP.NET
6 18 (2.55%) HTML
7 16 (2.27%) XML
8 14 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (1.84%) WebSockets
9 13 (1.84%) JSP
10 12 (1.70%) Middleware
11 11 (1.56%) RESTful
12 10 (1.42%) REST
13 9 (1.28%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.99%) WebSphere MQ
15 6 (0.85%) SOAP
15 6 (0.85%) J2EE
16 5 (0.71%) JSON
16 5 (0.71%) Software Packaging
16 5 (0.71%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 135 (19.15%) Open Source
2 27 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.70%) Clustering
4 12 (1.70%) Mobile App
5 11 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (1.42%) Wiki
7 5 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.71%) Replication
7 5 (0.71%) Client/Server
7 5 (0.71%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.57%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.57%) Online Games
9 3 (0.43%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.28%) EFT
10 2 (0.28%) DTV
10 2 (0.28%) CMDB
10 2 (0.28%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.14%) Machine to Machine
11 1 (0.14%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 510 (72.34%) Linux
2 136 (19.29%) Windows
3 132 (18.72%) UNIX
4 131 (18.58%) CentOS
5 115 (16.31%) Ubuntu
6 64 (9.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (4.96%) Debian
8 22 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (2.70%) AIX
10 17 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.28%) SELinux
11 9 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.99%) Solaris
13 6 (0.85%) VMS
14 3 (0.43%) SmartOS
14 3 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.14%) SUSE
15 1 (0.14%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 705 (100.00%) DevOps
2 329 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 268 (38.01%) Continuous Integration
4 219 (31.06%) Configuration Management
5 151 (21.42%) Scrum
6 58 (8.23%) E-Commerce
7 47 (6.67%) Build Automation
8 44 (6.24%) Kanban
9 43 (6.10%) OO
10 36 (5.11%) TDD
10 36 (5.11%) Load Balancing
11 34 (4.82%) Software Engineering
12 33 (4.68%) SOA
13 30 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 27 (3.83%) ITIL
15 26 (3.69%) Release Management
16 23 (3.26%) Service Delivery
17 21 (2.98%) Performance Analysis
18 20 (2.84%) Performance Tuning
19 18 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 274 (38.87%) Java
2 241 (34.18%) Ruby
3 210 (29.79%) Python
4 160 (22.70%) Perl
5 139 (19.72%) Bash Shell
6 130 (18.44%) PHP
7 65 (9.22%) SQL
8 62 (8.79%) JavaScript
9 60 (8.51%) PowerShell
10 44 (6.24%) Shell Script
11 23 (3.26%) C#
12 16 (2.27%) Scala
13 13 (1.84%) C++
14 10 (1.42%) VBScript
15 7 (0.99%) VB
15 7 (0.99%) Clojure
15 7 (0.99%) C
16 5 (0.71%) Golang
17 4 (0.57%) Groovy
18 3 (0.43%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 49 (6.95%) Security Cleared
2 28 (3.97%) SC Cleared
3 13 (1.84%) CCNA
3 13 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (0.71%) Degree
5 5 (0.71%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.39%) QA
2 12 (1.70%) SLA
3 2 (0.28%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (6.38%) vCloud
3 28 (3.97%) XenServer
4 21 (2.98%) Samba
5 12 (1.70%) Active Directory
5 12 (1.70%) KVM
6 11 (1.56%) vSphere
7 10 (1.42%) Varnish
7 10 (1.42%) Xen
8 9 (1.28%) Postfix
9 8 (1.13%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.99%) Docker
11 5 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.71%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.57%) NFS
13 3 (0.43%) Shibboleth
14 2 (0.28%) LXC
14 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 454 (64.40%) Puppet
2 362 (51.35%) Opscode Chef
3 107 (15.18%) Nagios
4 81 (11.49%) Vagrant
5 56 (7.94%) Salt
6 50 (7.09%) Ansible
7 42 (5.96%) ZABBIX
8 29 (4.11%) Zenoss
9 20 (2.84%) Kibana
10 17 (2.41%) Graylog2
10 17 (2.41%) Opsview
11 13 (1.84%) collectd
12 11 (1.56%) Icinga
13 10 (1.42%) HAProxy
13 10 (1.42%) Tivoli
14 7 (0.99%) Capistrano
14 7 (0.99%) Cobbler
15 6 (0.85%) StatsD
16 5 (0.71%) logstash
16 5 (0.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 122 (17.30%) Red Hat
1 122 (17.30%) VMware
2 40 (5.67%) Oracle
3 35 (4.96%) Microsoft
4 32 (4.54%) Splunk
5 31 (4.40%) Rackspace
6 24 (3.40%) Perforce
7 22 (3.12%) New Relic
7 22 (3.12%) SaltStack
8 21 (2.98%) Citrix
8 21 (2.98%) Atlassian
9 15 (2.13%) RightScale
10 13 (1.84%) IBM
11 12 (1.70%) Akamai
11 12 (1.70%) 29West
12 7 (0.99%) Red Gate
13 6 (0.85%) F5
13 6 (0.85%) EMC
14 5 (0.71%) Google
15 4 (0.57%) Remedy
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