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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DevOps Engineer
Rank 243 324 491
Rank change year-on-year
+81 +167
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 456 302 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.57% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.62% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 229 53
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -

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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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
England +67 440 £450 +5.88% 99
London +29 233 £458 +1.66% 58
City of London +45 57 £494 +9.72% 15
Yorkshire +18 45 £400 +25.98% 2
South East +16 42 £425 +6.25% 12
North West -5 37 £438 +12.90% 3
West Yorkshire +8 29 £375 +20.96% 2
East Midlands - 29 £500 - 3
East of England +26 27 £375 -3.22% 12
Leeds +7 26 £375 +20.96% 2
Cheshire -2 24 £438 +14.75% 1
Chester +13 23 £438 +16.66% 1
Cambridge +22 22 £375 -18.91% 10
Cambridgeshire +22 22 £375 -18.91% 11
South West +4 22 £500 +11.11% 7
Hampshire +10 21 £375 +0.33% 4
Nottinghamshire - 18 £575 - 1
Bristol +8 16 £500 +21.21% 3
Nottingham - 15 £575 - 1
South Yorkshire - 15 £400 -
Wales -2 13 £375 +7.14% 1
Southampton +2 12 £393 -1.87%
Northampton - 11 £500 -
Northamptonshire - 11 £500 - 1
Surrey +16 10 £550 +29.41% 1
Sheffield - 9 £400 -
Lancashire +15 8 £475 +22.58%
South Wales +4 8 £350 -26.31%
Burnley +10 7 £475 +22.58%
Cardiff +15 6 £350 -26.31%

DevOps Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 933 (100.00%) DevOps
2 688 (73.74%) Linux
3 639 (68.49%) Puppet
4 468 (50.16%) Opscode Chef
5 411 (44.05%) Jenkins
6 388 (41.59%) Continuous Integration
7 372 (39.87%) Python
8 370 (39.66%) Amazon AWS
9 355 (38.05%) Ruby
10 354 (37.94%) Agile Software Development
11 339 (36.33%) Configuration Management
12 318 (34.08%) Java
13 253 (27.12%) Git (software)
14 243 (26.05%) Bash Shell
15 216 (23.15%) Windows
16 205 (21.97%) Ansible
17 197 (21.11%) Perl
18 194 (20.79%) MongoDB
19 177 (18.97%) MySQL
20 168 (18.01%) VMware
21 162 (17.36%) Apache
22 157 (16.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 155 (16.61%) Red Hat
24 150 (16.08%) UNIX
25 148 (15.86%) PHP
25 148 (15.86%) Web Services
26 128 (13.72%) CentOS
27 121 (12.97%) Scrum
28 120 (12.86%) Open Source
29 119 (12.75%) TeamCity

DevOps Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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
1 162 (17.36%) Apache
2 107 (11.47%) OpenStack
3 96 (10.29%) Tomcat
4 85 (9.11%) nginx
5 73 (7.82%) IIS
6 46 (4.93%) Node.js
7 35 (3.75%) Confluence
8 29 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (2.47%) WebLogic
10 19 (2.04%) JBoss
11 18 (1.93%) WebSphere
12 13 (1.39%) MediaWiki
12 13 (1.39%) Jetty
13 12 (1.29%) Drupal
13 12 (1.29%) CMS
14 10 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.75%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.75%) Apache Qpid
16 6 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 14 (1.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.11%) HipChat
2 1 (0.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.11%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 370 (39.66%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (7.18%) Amazon EC2
3 50 (5.36%) PaaS
4 48 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 47 (5.04%) AWS CloudFormation
6 38 (4.07%) Amazon S3
7 31 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
8 29 (3.11%) Amazon ELB
9 24 (2.57%) IaaS
10 21 (2.25%) Route 53
11 15 (1.61%) SaaS
12 13 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 13 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (0.96%) Google App Engine
15 8 (0.86%) GitHub
16 7 (0.75%) Heroku
16 7 (0.75%) Engine Yard
17 5 (0.54%) Office 365
18 4 (0.43%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 86 (9.22%) DNS
2 72 (7.72%) Firewall
3 64 (6.86%) TCP/IP
4 57 (6.11%) Network Security
5 45 (4.82%) HTTP
6 43 (4.61%) SSL
7 37 (3.97%) DHCP
8 34 (3.64%) Internet
9 29 (3.11%) IPsec
10 28 (3.00%) VPN
11 27 (2.89%) LDAP
12 22 (2.36%) FTP
13 21 (2.25%) LAN
14 20 (2.14%) WAN
15 12 (1.29%) VLAN
16 11 (1.18%) OSPF
16 11 (1.18%) BGP
17 9 (0.96%) SAN
17 9 (0.96%) EIGRP
17 9 (0.96%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (20.79%) MongoDB
2 177 (18.97%) MySQL
3 101 (10.83%) NoSQL
4 83 (8.90%) PostgreSQL
5 75 (8.04%) SQL Server
6 63 (6.75%) Redis
7 59 (6.32%) Relational Database
8 37 (3.97%) RDBMS
9 31 (3.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 24 (2.57%) Hadoop
10 24 (2.57%) CouchDB
11 19 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (1.18%) Big Data
14 10 (1.07%) Couchbase
14 10 (1.07%) SimpleDB
15 9 (0.96%) Hypertable
15 9 (0.96%) Oracle Database
15 9 (0.96%) Riak
16 4 (0.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 411 (44.05%) Jenkins
2 253 (27.12%) Git (software)
3 119 (12.75%) TeamCity
4 101 (10.83%) Subversion
5 97 (10.40%) Maven
6 76 (8.15%) Hudson
7 67 (7.18%) JIRA
8 42 (4.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 33 (3.54%) Ant
10 22 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
11 21 (2.25%) Mercurial
12 20 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (1.93%) Cucumber
14 17 (1.82%) Gradle
15 13 (1.39%) Artifactory
16 12 (1.29%) MSBuild
16 12 (1.29%) Gerrit
17 11 (1.18%) JUnit
18 9 (0.96%) RSpec
18 9 (0.96%) Fiddler
General
1 57 (6.11%) Finance
2 26 (2.79%) Banking
3 21 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.25%) Games
3 21 (2.25%) Retail
4 18 (1.93%) Publishing
5 17 (1.82%) Marketing
6 13 (1.39%) Legal
7 7 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.75%) Electronics
8 6 (0.64%) Advertising
9 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.21%) Automotive
10 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.11%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (15.86%) Web Services
2 96 (10.29%) .NET
3 46 (4.93%) RabbitMQ
4 44 (4.72%) LAMP
5 27 (2.89%) MCollective
6 25 (2.68%) Kafka
7 16 (1.71%) Django
8 15 (1.61%) Ruby on Rails
8 15 (1.61%) J2EE
9 14 (1.50%) HTML
10 12 (1.29%) XML
10 12 (1.29%) Servlets
11 9 (0.96%) SOAP
11 9 (0.96%) Memcached
12 7 (0.75%) RESTful
12 7 (0.75%) Java EE
12 7 (0.75%) JSON
12 7 (0.75%) Play Framework
13 6 (0.64%) REST
14 5 (0.54%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 43 (4.61%) Data Centre
2 30 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.00%) Clustering
3 28 (3.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 23 (2.47%) Private Cloud
5 18 (1.93%) Public Cloud
6 16 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.61%) Wiki
8 14 (1.50%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.39%) Digital Media
10 12 (1.29%) Online Games
10 12 (1.29%) Device Driver
11 10 (1.07%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.07%) Replication
12 7 (0.75%) DTV
13 5 (0.54%) PKI
13 5 (0.54%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.43%) DataPower
14 4 (0.43%) NHS
15 2 (0.21%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 688 (73.74%) Linux
2 216 (23.15%) Windows
3 157 (16.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 150 (16.08%) UNIX
5 128 (13.72%) CentOS
6 100 (10.72%) Ubuntu
7 37 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (3.00%) Debian
9 16 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.96%) Amazon Linux
11 9 (0.96%) AIX
12 7 (0.75%) Solaris
13 5 (0.54%) Fedora
13 5 (0.54%) Android
14 4 (0.43%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.43%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.43%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.32%) Scientific Linux
16 2 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 933 (100.00%) DevOps
2 388 (41.59%) Continuous Integration
3 354 (37.94%) Agile Software Development
4 339 (36.33%) Configuration Management
5 121 (12.97%) Scrum
6 120 (12.86%) Open Source
7 102 (10.93%) Continuous Delivery
8 89 (9.54%) Load Balancing
9 74 (7.93%) Automated Testing
10 52 (5.57%) E-Commerce
11 51 (5.47%) Build Automation
12 38 (4.07%) Release Management
13 35 (3.75%) Kanban
14 34 (3.64%) Change Management
15 33 (3.54%) Software Engineering
15 33 (3.54%) TDD
15 33 (3.54%) SOA
16 29 (3.11%) Microservices
17 27 (2.89%) Data Management
18 25 (2.68%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 372 (39.87%) Python
2 355 (38.05%) Ruby
3 318 (34.08%) Java
4 243 (26.05%) Bash Shell
5 197 (21.11%) Perl
6 148 (15.86%) PHP
7 110 (11.79%) SQL
8 97 (10.40%) PowerShell
9 60 (6.43%) Shell Script
10 52 (5.57%) C#
11 25 (2.68%) JavaScript
12 20 (2.14%) Scala
12 20 (2.14%) C
13 17 (1.82%) C++
14 16 (1.71%) Groovy
14 16 (1.71%) Go
15 14 (1.50%) Korn
16 4 (0.43%) PHP5
17 3 (0.32%) Fortran
17 3 (0.32%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 47 (5.04%) Security Cleared
2 30 (3.22%) SC Cleared
3 26 (2.79%) Degree
4 13 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (1.39%) CCNA
5 5 (0.54%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.32%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.11%) RHCE
8 1 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.79%) QA
2 6 (0.64%) SLA
3 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 104 (11.15%) Docker
2 93 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.43%) vCloud
4 30 (3.22%) vSphere
5 24 (2.57%) Varnish
6 22 (2.36%) Active Directory
7 20 (2.14%) Hyper-V
7 20 (2.14%) XenServer
8 17 (1.82%) Postfix
9 16 (1.71%) Samba
10 14 (1.50%) iptables
11 13 (1.39%) VirtualBox
12 8 (0.86%) KVM
12 8 (0.86%) VMware ESX
13 7 (0.75%) Xen
13 7 (0.75%) NFS
14 6 (0.64%) QEMU
14 6 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 5 (0.54%) LXC
15 5 (0.54%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 639 (68.49%) Puppet
2 468 (50.16%) Opscode Chef
3 205 (21.97%) Ansible
4 111 (11.90%) Nagios
5 82 (8.79%) Vagrant
6 75 (8.04%) Salt
7 56 (6.00%) ZABBIX
8 51 (5.47%) Graphite
9 29 (3.11%) Cobbler
10 25 (2.68%) HAProxy
10 25 (2.68%) Kibana
11 20 (2.14%) Zenoss
12 19 (2.04%) Icinga
13 18 (1.93%) logstash
13 18 (1.93%) Opsview
14 14 (1.50%) collectd
15 13 (1.39%) Rundeck
16 10 (1.07%) Tivoli
17 9 (0.96%) CFEngine
17 9 (0.96%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 168 (18.01%) VMware
2 155 (16.61%) Red Hat
3 93 (9.97%) Oracle
4 64 (6.86%) Microsoft
5 42 (4.50%) Splunk
6 31 (3.32%) New Relic
7 30 (3.22%) Perforce
8 27 (2.89%) Rackspace
9 22 (2.36%) SaltStack
10 21 (2.25%) Citrix
11 20 (2.14%) Atlassian
12 17 (1.82%) Google
13 14 (1.50%) Akamai
14 13 (1.39%) AppDynamics
15 12 (1.29%) Cisco
16 9 (0.96%) hybris
17 8 (0.86%) F5
17 8 (0.86%) SAP
17 8 (0.86%) Sybase
18 7 (0.75%) IBM
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Hampshire
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