The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had DevOps Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Development Operations Engineer
UK
Rank 97 168 225
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +57
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1041 756 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.30% 1.45% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 1.53% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 560 396
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £418
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 £50.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.99% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £51.75 -
% change year-on-year
-1.44% -

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

DevOps Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title.

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 22 February 2017.

DevOps Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

DevOps Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +70 982 £500 +5.26% 220
London +44 655 £525 +5.00% 131
City of London +22 81 £525 +5.00% 31
Yorkshire 0 71 £485 +7.77% 20
South East +22 70 £463 -2.63% 24
North West +44 58 £450 +12.50% 13
North East +20 42 £325 -35.96% 6
Tyne and Wear +27 41 £325 -35.00% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +24 41 £325 -35.00% 6
Manchester +20 34 £430 +7.50% 11
South West +34 32 £488 +8.33% 6
East of England +16 32 £525 +20.00% 12
West Yorkshire -11 32 £425 - 14
South Yorkshire +13 29 £500 - 2
Leeds -12 28 £425 - 13
Scotland +41 26 £450 +20.00% 10
Berkshire +18 26 £500 +8.10% 8
Sheffield +9 25 £500 - 2
Wales +18 24 £488 +30.00% 9
Edinburgh +29 20 £463 +30.28% 8
Croydon +10 17 £375 -21.05%
Reading +2 17 £588 +27.02% 5
West Midlands +2 17 £475 +13.09% 4
Hertfordshire +14 15 £475 +9.82% 1
Wiltshire +13 15 £488 +14.70% 1
Hampshire +17 14 £575 +37.72% 5
South Wales +21 12 £450 +33.33% 7
Swindon +15 11 £475 +11.76% 1
Oxfordshire +10 11 £475 - 3
Merseyside - 11 £538 -

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, DevOps Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 2198 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1414 (64.33%) Linux
3 1138 (51.77%) Puppet
4 1005 (45.72%) Ansible
5 975 (44.36%) Jenkins
6 965 (43.90%) Amazon AWS
7 873 (39.72%) Python
8 871 (39.63%) Agile Software Development
9 802 (36.49%) Docker
10 757 (34.44%) Continuous Integration
11 680 (30.94%) Opscode Chef
12 649 (29.53%) Git (software)
13 619 (28.16%) Configuration Management
14 580 (26.39%) Java
15 520 (23.66%) Ruby
16 482 (21.93%) Bash Shell
17 356 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
18 341 (15.51%) VMware
19 339 (15.42%) Windows
20 336 (15.29%) Unix
21 301 (13.69%) Continuous Delivery
22 299 (13.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 293 (13.33%) Security Cleared
24 289 (13.15%) Terraform
25 282 (12.83%) Open Source
26 281 (12.78%) JIRA
27 269 (12.24%) Kubernetes
28 258 (11.74%) Perl
29 251 (11.42%) Finance
29 251 (11.42%) SC Cleared

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 212 (9.65%) Confluence
2 167 (7.60%) Apache
3 146 (6.64%) nginx
4 138 (6.28%) Elasticsearch
5 136 (6.19%) OpenStack
6 118 (5.37%) Tomcat
7 74 (3.37%) IIS
8 73 (3.32%) WebSphere
9 72 (3.28%) WebLogic
10 66 (3.00%) JBoss
11 51 (2.32%) Cloud Foundry
12 48 (2.18%) Apache Spark
13 31 (1.41%) Jetty
14 22 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
15 21 (0.96%) WildFly
16 17 (0.77%) Mule ESB
17 16 (0.73%) CloudStack
18 12 (0.55%) Apache Solr
19 11 (0.50%) Apache Pig
19 11 (0.50%) CMS
Applications
1 31 (1.41%) MS Excel
2 30 (1.36%) HipChat
3 2 (0.091%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (0.96%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 10 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.045%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.045%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 965 (43.90%) Amazon AWS
2 356 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 202 (9.19%) AWS CloudFormation
4 167 (7.60%) GitHub
5 146 (6.64%) Amazon EC2
6 126 (5.73%) PaaS
7 109 (4.96%) Amazon S3
8 88 (4.00%) IaaS
9 75 (3.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 48 (2.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 48 (2.18%) Amazon ELB
10 48 (2.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 45 (2.05%) Route 53
12 39 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
13 38 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
14 32 (1.46%) CloudFront
15 28 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
16 25 (1.14%) OpenShift
17 24 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
18 21 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 163 (7.42%) TCP/IP
2 149 (6.78%) HTTP
3 140 (6.37%) SSL
4 134 (6.10%) DNS
5 122 (5.55%) Firewall
6 72 (3.28%) LDAP
7 65 (2.96%) VPN
8 43 (1.96%) SSH
9 36 (1.64%) DHCP
10 32 (1.46%) Network Security
10 32 (1.46%) OpenVPN
11 31 (1.41%) Internet
12 29 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
13 28 (1.27%) OpenLDAP
14 27 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
15 25 (1.14%) Kerberos
16 11 (0.50%) FTP
16 11 (0.50%) HTTPS
16 11 (0.50%) LAN
16 11 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (9.05%) PostgreSQL
2 162 (7.37%) Big Data
3 159 (7.23%) Hadoop
4 152 (6.92%) MySQL
5 145 (6.60%) MongoDB
6 102 (4.64%) SQL Server
7 101 (4.60%) NoSQL
8 94 (4.28%) Amazon RDS
9 89 (4.05%) Redis
10 63 (2.87%) Relational Database
11 47 (2.14%) Apache Hive
12 43 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
13 34 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 34 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
14 23 (1.05%) Oracle Database
15 18 (0.82%) RDBMS
16 16 (0.73%) DB2
17 13 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
18 9 (0.41%) HBase
18 9 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 975 (44.36%) Jenkins
2 649 (29.53%) Git (software)
3 281 (12.78%) JIRA
4 223 (10.15%) Maven
5 169 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
6 151 (6.87%) Vagrant
7 135 (6.14%) TeamCity
8 110 (5.00%) Subversion
9 105 (4.78%) Octopus Deploy
10 100 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 89 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
12 85 (3.87%) Bitbucket
13 70 (3.18%) Ant
14 62 (2.82%) SonarQube
15 55 (2.50%) Gradle
16 54 (2.46%) Selenium
17 52 (2.37%) Hudson
18 51 (2.32%) JUnit
19 48 (2.18%) GitLab
20 45 (2.05%) Travis CI
General
1 251 (11.42%) Finance
2 120 (5.46%) Banking
3 46 (2.09%) Retail
4 33 (1.50%) Marketing
5 29 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 25 (1.14%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.00%) Games
8 16 (0.73%) Front Office
9 12 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.45%) Electronics
10 10 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.41%) Advertising
12 8 (0.36%) Publishing
13 7 (0.32%) Back Office
14 5 (0.23%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.18%) Law
16 3 (0.14%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.091%) Pharmaceutical
18 1 (0.045%) Automotive
18 1 (0.045%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (9.05%) Web Services
2 144 (6.55%) Elastic Stack
3 143 (6.51%) .NET
4 114 (5.19%) Node.js
5 87 (3.96%) LAMP
6 82 (3.73%) Software Packaging
7 57 (2.59%) RabbitMQ
8 55 (2.50%) Kafka
9 50 (2.27%) JSON
9 50 (2.27%) LEMP Stack
10 45 (2.05%) MCollective
10 45 (2.05%) REST
11 42 (1.91%) LAPP Stack
12 39 (1.77%) Spring
13 38 (1.73%) HTML
13 38 (1.73%) J2EE
14 35 (1.59%) Middleware
15 30 (1.36%) Sensu
16 26 (1.18%) WebSphere MQ
17 25 (1.14%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 86 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (2.73%) Public Cloud
3 49 (2.23%) Private Cloud
4 43 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 37 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
6 33 (1.50%) Clustering
7 32 (1.46%) Fintech
8 25 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 16 (0.73%) Credit Risk
10 14 (0.64%) Algorithms
10 14 (0.64%) Mobile App
11 13 (0.59%) iPad
12 10 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.45%) Hedge funds
12 10 (0.45%) PKI
12 10 (0.45%) Replication
12 10 (0.45%) Virtual Team
13 9 (0.41%) Digital Media
14 8 (0.36%) DataPower
14 8 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1414 (64.33%) Linux
2 339 (15.42%) Windows
3 336 (15.29%) Unix
4 299 (13.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 229 (10.42%) CentOS
6 153 (6.96%) Ubuntu
7 114 (5.19%) Windows Server
8 73 (3.32%) CoreOS
9 40 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (1.46%) AIX
10 32 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (1.18%) Debian
12 22 (1.00%) RancherOS
13 16 (0.73%) Fedora
14 15 (0.68%) SUSE
15 12 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
16 6 (0.27%) Android
16 6 (0.27%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.27%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2198 (100.00%) DevOps
2 871 (39.63%) Agile Software Development
3 757 (34.44%) Continuous Integration
4 619 (28.16%) Configuration Management
5 301 (13.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 282 (12.83%) Open Source
7 248 (11.28%) Scrum
8 132 (6.01%) Migration
9 127 (5.78%) High Availability
10 125 (5.69%) Microservices
11 118 (5.37%) Continuous Deployment
12 96 (4.37%) E-Commerce
13 79 (3.59%) Web Operations
14 73 (3.32%) Load Balancing
15 67 (3.05%) TDD
16 62 (2.82%) Software Engineering
17 60 (2.73%) Build Automation
18 59 (2.68%) Automated Testing
19 55 (2.50%) Service Management
20 52 (2.37%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 873 (39.72%) Python
2 580 (26.39%) Java
3 520 (23.66%) Ruby
4 482 (21.93%) Bash Shell
5 258 (11.74%) Perl
6 232 (10.56%) PowerShell
7 197 (8.96%) SQL
8 137 (6.23%) Shell Script
9 135 (6.14%) Go
10 112 (5.10%) JavaScript
11 102 (4.64%) PHP
12 78 (3.55%) C#
13 64 (2.91%) Scala
14 61 (2.78%) Groovy
15 35 (1.59%) C
16 34 (1.55%) C++
17 15 (0.68%) Korn
18 13 (0.59%) R
19 12 (0.55%) PL/SQL
20 10 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 293 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 251 (11.42%) SC Cleared
3 49 (2.23%) Degree
4 31 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (1.27%) AWS Certification
6 26 (1.18%) DV Cleared
7 16 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
8 11 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.41%) CCA
10 8 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.32%) MCSE
12 6 (0.27%) MCSA
13 5 (0.23%) RHCE
14 1 (0.045%) CCNA
14 1 (0.045%) CCNP
14 1 (0.045%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.045%) CISSP
14 1 (0.045%) MCSD
14 1 (0.045%) SSCP
14 1 (0.045%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.32%) QA
2 22 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 19 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.32%) SLA
5 4 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.18%) EMIR
5 4 (0.18%) MiFID
6 1 (0.045%) GCP
6 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 802 (36.49%) Docker
2 179 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (3.82%) Active Directory
4 80 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
5 78 (3.55%) vCloud
6 44 (2.00%) Xen
7 36 (1.64%) HDFS
8 35 (1.59%) vSphere
9 33 (1.50%) etcd
10 31 (1.41%) Squid
11 28 (1.27%) Postfix
12 24 (1.09%) flannel
13 21 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
14 20 (0.91%) Hyper-V
15 15 (0.68%) VirtualBox
16 14 (0.64%) VMware ESX
16 14 (0.64%) XenServer
17 12 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 9 (0.41%) LXC
19 8 (0.36%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1138 (51.77%) Puppet
2 1005 (45.72%) Ansible
3 680 (30.94%) Opscode Chef
4 289 (13.15%) Terraform
5 269 (12.24%) Kubernetes
6 117 (5.32%) logstash
7 102 (4.64%) Kibana
8 100 (4.55%) Nagios
9 96 (4.37%) Salt
10 91 (4.14%) ZABBIX
11 72 (3.28%) Mesos
12 69 (3.14%) Rancher
13 64 (2.91%) Docker Swarm
14 51 (2.32%) Consul
15 50 (2.27%) Graphite
16 34 (1.55%) Packer
17 32 (1.46%) Marathon
18 31 (1.41%) SELinux
19 29 (1.32%) HAProxy
20 22 (1.00%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 341 (15.51%) VMware
2 243 (11.06%) Red Hat
3 193 (8.78%) Oracle
4 171 (7.78%) Atlassian
5 129 (5.87%) Microsoft
6 91 (4.14%) Splunk
7 68 (3.09%) IBM
8 64 (2.91%) SaltStack
9 51 (2.32%) Google
9 51 (2.32%) New Relic
10 43 (1.96%) AppDynamics
10 43 (1.96%) Hortonworks
10 43 (1.96%) HP
11 36 (1.64%) Rackspace
11 36 (1.64%) Sonatype
12 32 (1.46%) Cisco
13 24 (1.09%) Informatica
13 24 (1.09%) Siebel
14 21 (0.96%) Axway
14 21 (0.96%) TIBCO
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
X4 Group
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Betsold Limited
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £560 per day £Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate - 12 months
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £58.76 - £67.15 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Posted: Yesterday