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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Development Operations Engineer
Rank 98 238 315
Rank change year-on-year
+140 +77
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1233 594 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.33% 1.02% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 1.08% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 922 417 294
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £371 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.90% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year
-40.90% -

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +135 1219 £500 +8.69% 205
London +90 825 £525 +10.52% 105
South East +96 128 £475 +8.57% 34
City of London +46 123 £550 +22.22% 27
Yorkshire +30 82 £500 +25.00% 11
West Yorkshire +21 55 £438 +25.00% 9
Surrey +36 44 £475 +1.33% 5
West Midlands +20 44 £475 +5.55% 11
Leeds +17 44 £513 +46.42% 6
Berkshire +40 33 £500 +8.10% 9
North West +36 31 £435 -0.57% 16
East Midlands +10 29 £423 -0.58% 2
East of England +10 29 £500 +17.64% 12
South West +17 24 £463 -2.63% 11
South Yorkshire +8 24 £500 +2.56% 1
Sheffield +9 23 £500 +2.56% 1
North East -7 22 £438 -12.50% 2
Tyne and Wear -12 21 £425 -15.00% 2
Croydon -4 19 £475 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 19 £450 -10.00% 2
Hampshire +19 18 £428 +14.00% 10
Bracknell - 17 £500 -
Shropshire - 16 £400 - 2
Oxfordshire +7 15 £400 - 3
Manchester +5 15 £425 +6.25% 15
Telford - 14 £400 - 2
Lincolnshire - 14 £375 -
Wiltshire +22 12 £425 -8.10% 2
Lincoln - 12 £375 -
Cheshire +18 11 £435 -0.57%

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 2398 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1668 (69.56%) Linux
3 1380 (57.55%) Puppet
4 1077 (44.91%) Amazon AWS
5 997 (41.58%) Ansible
6 969 (40.41%) Jenkins
7 939 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
8 876 (36.53%) Opscode Chef
9 859 (35.82%) Python
10 826 (34.45%) Continuous Integration
11 818 (34.11%) Docker
12 705 (29.40%) Git (software)
13 694 (28.94%) Ruby
14 672 (28.02%) Java
15 655 (27.31%) Configuration Management
16 410 (17.10%) Bash Shell
17 393 (16.39%) Unix
18 384 (16.01%) Continuous Delivery
19 377 (15.72%) Perl
20 340 (14.18%) VMware
21 336 (14.01%) Apache
22 331 (13.80%) Kubernetes
23 323 (13.47%) Open Source
23 323 (13.47%) Red Hat
24 316 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
25 311 (12.97%) Windows
26 303 (12.64%) Security Cleared
27 300 (12.51%) CentOS
28 291 (12.14%) Scrum
29 286 (11.93%) Finance

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
1 336 (14.01%) Apache
2 254 (10.59%) Tomcat
3 226 (9.42%) OpenStack
4 198 (8.26%) Confluence
5 154 (6.42%) Elasticsearch
6 139 (5.80%) nginx
7 100 (4.17%) JBoss
8 98 (4.09%) WebLogic
9 71 (2.96%) WebSphere
10 68 (2.84%) IIS
11 58 (2.42%) Cloud Foundry
12 48 (2.00%) Jetty
13 20 (0.83%) Mongrel
14 18 (0.75%) Mule ESB
14 18 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
15 16 (0.67%) WildFly
16 13 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
17 11 (0.46%) Apache Spark
18 10 (0.42%) CMS
19 9 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 77 (3.21%) HipChat
2 33 (1.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (0.63%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 11 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.042%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.042%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.042%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1077 (44.91%) Amazon AWS
2 316 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 153 (6.38%) PaaS
4 149 (6.21%) Amazon EC2
5 143 (5.96%) GitHub
6 139 (5.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 128 (5.34%) IaaS
8 84 (3.50%) Amazon S3
9 64 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
10 61 (2.54%) SaaS
11 60 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 46 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
13 36 (1.50%) Route 53
14 33 (1.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 32 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 29 (1.21%) Amazon ELB
17 28 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
18 27 (1.13%) Google App Engine
19 21 (0.88%) CloudFront
20 20 (0.83%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 212 (8.84%) DNS
2 170 (7.09%) TCP/IP
3 130 (5.42%) HTTP
4 125 (5.21%) SSL
5 122 (5.09%) Firewall
6 89 (3.71%) OpenVPN
7 84 (3.50%) SSH
8 77 (3.21%) OpenLDAP
9 65 (2.71%) VPN
10 53 (2.21%) Network Security
11 45 (1.88%) DHCP
12 43 (1.79%) LDAP
13 42 (1.75%) Internet
14 33 (1.38%) FTP
15 31 (1.29%) IPsec
15 31 (1.29%) Reverse Proxy
16 24 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
17 13 (0.54%) DMZ
17 13 (0.54%) ICMP
17 13 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (11.80%) PostgreSQL
2 236 (9.84%) MongoDB
2 236 (9.84%) MySQL
3 131 (5.46%) Hadoop
4 127 (5.30%) NoSQL
5 91 (3.79%) Redis
6 80 (3.34%) SQL Server
7 65 (2.71%) Amazon RDS
8 57 (2.38%) Big Data
9 48 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
10 44 (1.83%) Relational Database
11 24 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
12 21 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 20 (0.83%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.33%) DB2
16 7 (0.29%) Informix
16 7 (0.29%) Oracle Database
17 6 (0.25%) InfluxDB
17 6 (0.25%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 969 (40.41%) Jenkins
2 705 (29.40%) Git (software)
3 249 (10.38%) JIRA
4 235 (9.80%) Maven
5 192 (8.01%) Sonatype Nexus
6 170 (7.09%) Vagrant
7 154 (6.42%) TeamCity
8 142 (5.92%) Ant
9 124 (5.17%) Subversion
10 110 (4.59%) Bitbucket
11 102 (4.25%) SonarQube
12 89 (3.71%) Octopus Deploy
13 88 (3.67%) JUnit
14 79 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
15 78 (3.25%) Hudson
16 72 (3.00%) JIRA Agile
17 70 (2.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 68 (2.84%) Liquibase
19 57 (2.38%) Artifactory
20 56 (2.34%) Travis CI
General
1 286 (11.93%) Finance
2 120 (5.00%) Banking
3 80 (3.34%) Retail
4 32 (1.33%) Publishing
5 31 (1.29%) Telecoms
6 30 (1.25%) Front Office
7 23 (0.96%) Marketing
8 21 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 18 (0.75%) Games
9 18 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.50%) Advertising
10 12 (0.50%) Electronics
10 12 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.42%) Law
12 6 (0.25%) Back Office
13 4 (0.17%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.13%) Automotive
14 3 (0.13%) Local Government
15 2 (0.083%) Legal
15 2 (0.083%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (9.80%) Web Services
2 145 (6.05%) ELK Stack
3 143 (5.96%) .NET
4 117 (4.88%) LAMP
5 111 (4.63%) Node.js
6 97 (4.05%) RabbitMQ
7 91 (3.79%) MCollective
8 89 (3.71%) Software Packaging
9 76 (3.17%) JSON
10 68 (2.84%) HTML
11 67 (2.79%) LAPP Stack
11 67 (2.79%) Middleware
12 65 (2.71%) LEMP Stack
13 56 (2.34%) J2EE
14 53 (2.21%) Sensu
15 50 (2.09%) XML
16 43 (1.79%) REST
17 42 (1.75%) Spring
18 30 (1.25%) SOAP
19 29 (1.21%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 115 (4.80%) Public Cloud
2 70 (2.92%) Private Cloud
3 55 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 35 (1.46%) Clustering
6 30 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 21 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 20 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
10 15 (0.63%) Fintech
10 15 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (0.58%) Hedge funds
12 13 (0.54%) Digital Media
12 13 (0.54%) Wiki
13 12 (0.50%) Replication
13 12 (0.50%) User Experience
14 11 (0.46%) Management Information System
15 10 (0.42%) DataPower
15 10 (0.42%) iPad
16 8 (0.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1668 (69.56%) Linux
2 393 (16.39%) Unix
3 311 (12.97%) Windows
4 300 (12.51%) CentOS
5 285 (11.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 180 (7.51%) Ubuntu
7 77 (3.21%) CoreOS
8 66 (2.75%) Windows Server
9 46 (1.92%) Fedora
10 39 (1.63%) Debian
11 29 (1.21%) RancherOS
12 24 (1.00%) AIX
13 20 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.50%) Solaris
16 10 (0.42%) VMS
17 9 (0.38%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.21%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.21%) SUSE
19 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2398 (100.00%) DevOps
2 939 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
3 826 (34.45%) Continuous Integration
4 655 (27.31%) Configuration Management
5 384 (16.01%) Continuous Delivery
6 323 (13.47%) Open Source
7 291 (12.14%) Scrum
8 141 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 126 (5.25%) Continuous Deployment
10 120 (5.00%) Software Engineering
11 113 (4.71%) Release Management
12 112 (4.67%) Migration
13 108 (4.50%) High Availability
14 107 (4.46%) Load Balancing
15 98 (4.09%) Web Operations
16 88 (3.67%) Coaching
17 87 (3.63%) Service Management
18 83 (3.46%) TDD
19 80 (3.34%) Microservices
20 78 (3.25%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 859 (35.82%) Python
2 694 (28.94%) Ruby
3 672 (28.02%) Java
4 410 (17.10%) Bash Shell
5 377 (15.72%) Perl
6 251 (10.47%) PowerShell
7 183 (7.63%) Shell Script
8 181 (7.55%) PHP
9 171 (7.13%) SQL
10 150 (6.26%) Go
11 120 (5.00%) JavaScript
12 68 (2.84%) C#
13 56 (2.34%) Scala
14 48 (2.00%) C++
15 32 (1.33%) C
15 32 (1.33%) Groovy
16 12 (0.50%) Erlang
17 10 (0.42%) Clojure
17 10 (0.42%) Jython
18 7 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 303 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 237 (9.88%) SC Cleared
3 85 (3.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 53 (2.21%) Degree
5 32 (1.33%) CTC Cleared
6 18 (0.75%) AWS Certification
7 14 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.29%) MCSA
9 7 (0.29%) RHCE
10 6 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.21%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.21%) MCSE
12 3 (0.13%) CCEA
12 3 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.13%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.083%) CCDA
13 2 (0.083%) CCIE
13 2 (0.083%) CCNA
13 2 (0.083%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.04%) QA
2 31 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.083%) COBIT
5 2 (0.083%) GCP
6 1 (0.042%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.042%) ISO20022
System Software
1 818 (34.11%) Docker
2 155 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (5.96%) vCloud
4 84 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
5 79 (3.29%) Squid
6 76 (3.17%) etcd
7 73 (3.04%) Postfix
8 68 (2.84%) flannel
9 56 (2.34%) Active Directory
10 51 (2.13%) vSphere
11 43 (1.79%) KVM
12 38 (1.58%) Xen
13 29 (1.21%) Ceph
14 27 (1.13%) Hyper-V
15 25 (1.04%) GlusterFS
16 18 (0.75%) HDFS
17 14 (0.58%) VirtualBox
18 13 (0.54%) VMware ESX
19 11 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
20 10 (0.42%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1380 (57.55%) Puppet
2 997 (41.58%) Ansible
3 876 (36.53%) Opscode Chef
4 331 (13.80%) Kubernetes
5 279 (11.63%) Terraform
6 164 (6.84%) logstash
7 128 (5.34%) ZABBIX
8 118 (4.92%) Kibana
9 115 (4.80%) Rancher
10 113 (4.71%) Nagios
11 97 (4.05%) Mesos
12 94 (3.92%) Packer
13 86 (3.59%) Salt
14 66 (2.75%) HAProxy
15 56 (2.34%) Graphite
16 54 (2.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 54 (2.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 44 (1.83%) Consul
18 42 (1.75%) Marathon
19 35 (1.46%) Icinga
Vendors
1 340 (14.18%) VMware
2 323 (13.47%) Red Hat
3 197 (8.22%) Oracle
4 157 (6.55%) Atlassian
5 150 (6.26%) Microsoft
6 115 (4.80%) Splunk
7 88 (3.67%) Sonatype
8 71 (2.96%) Google
9 67 (2.79%) IBM
10 58 (2.42%) Rackspace
11 56 (2.34%) SaltStack
12 42 (1.75%) New Relic
13 30 (1.25%) AppDynamics
14 25 (1.04%) Cisco
15 23 (0.96%) F5
16 19 (0.79%) Hortonworks
16 19 (0.79%) webMethods
17 18 (0.75%) Adobe
17 18 (0.75%) Dynatrace
17 18 (0.75%) HP
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Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable based on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Xcede
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Rate DOE - 6 month Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £540 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Networkers
Rate: £500 - £510 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + extensive benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.0 - £550.00 per day
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London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £500-£600 per day
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