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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps Engineer
Rank 319 412 586
Rank change year-on-year
+93 +174
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 329 184 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.35% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.38% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 165 18
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£450 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £415 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +18.57%
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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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.

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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 +87 307 £450 - 67
London +60 204 £475 +5.55% 40
South East +25 38 £455 +1.11% 5
City of London +38 36 £500 +11.11% 10
South West -4 21 £406 -14.47% 1
Bristol - 17 £413 - 1
Hampshire +11 16 £450 - 2
Berkshire +20 13 £475 +10.46% 2
North West +7 11 £425 +21.42% 2
East of England - 10 £419 - 6
Wales - 8 £450 - 1
West Wales - 5 £475 - 1
Swansea - 5 £475 - 1
Maidenhead - 5 - -
West Yorkshire -15 4 £350 -15.66% 8
Yorkshire -17 4 £350 -15.66% 9
West Midlands - 4 £400 - 2
Reading - 4 £475 - 1
Leeds -14 3 £350 -15.66% 8
Slough - 3 £306 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £375 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £381 - 6
Suffolk - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £525 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £475 -
Oxford - 2 - -
Manchester - 1 £425 - 1
Brighton - 1 £363 -
Cambridge - 1 £338 - 5

DevOps Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 644 (100.00%) DevOps
2 455 (70.65%) Linux
3 403 (62.58%) Puppet
4 315 (48.91%) Opscode Chef
5 283 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
6 243 (37.73%) Java
7 239 (37.11%) Continuous Integration
8 219 (34.01%) Ruby
9 217 (33.70%) Jenkins
10 200 (31.06%) Python
11 196 (30.43%) Configuration Management
12 183 (28.42%) Git (software)
13 179 (27.80%) Apache
14 158 (24.53%) Amazon AWS
15 152 (23.60%) Perl
16 145 (22.52%) Windows
17 135 (20.96%) Web Services
18 130 (20.19%) Open Source
19 124 (19.25%) PHP
20 121 (18.79%) Bash Shell
21 119 (18.48%) Scrum
22 117 (18.17%) Red Hat
23 112 (17.39%) VMware
24 108 (16.77%) MySQL
24 108 (16.77%) CentOS
25 102 (15.84%) UNIX
26 99 (15.37%) MongoDB
27 98 (15.22%) Maven
28 97 (15.06%) Nagios
29 86 (13.35%) Ubuntu

DevOps Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 179 (27.80%) Apache
2 85 (13.20%) Tomcat
3 61 (9.47%) nginx
4 58 (9.01%) OpenStack
5 49 (7.61%) IIS
6 36 (5.59%) Confluence
7 28 (4.35%) Node.js
8 15 (2.33%) Apache Solr
8 15 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (2.17%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.71%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.40%) WordPress
11 9 (1.40%) CloudStack
12 8 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (1.09%) MediaWiki
13 7 (1.09%) Drupal
14 6 (0.93%) SharePoint
14 6 (0.93%) Jetty
14 6 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.78%) GlassFish
Applications
1 12 (1.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.93%) RMDS
2 2 (0.31%) Summit
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 158 (24.53%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (10.09%) Amazon EC2
3 47 (7.30%) Amazon S3
4 45 (6.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (6.99%) PaaS
5 36 (5.59%) SaaS
6 28 (4.35%) Amazon ELB
7 24 (3.73%) IaaS
8 19 (2.95%) Route 53
9 18 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.09%) ElastiCache
10 7 (1.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.47%) Joyent
11 3 (0.47%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.31%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.16%) Office 365
13 1 (0.16%) GitHub
13 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.16%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 68 (10.56%) Firewall
2 60 (9.32%) DNS
3 30 (4.66%) Internet
4 28 (4.35%) HTTP
5 25 (3.88%) LDAP
5 25 (3.88%) SSL
5 25 (3.88%) VPN
6 19 (2.95%) TCP/IP
7 16 (2.48%) LAN
7 16 (2.48%) WAN
8 14 (2.17%) DHCP
8 14 (2.17%) SNMP
9 13 (2.02%) SSH
10 8 (1.24%) Network Security
10 8 (1.24%) IPv6
11 7 (1.09%) IPsec
11 7 (1.09%) OSPF
11 7 (1.09%) BGP
11 7 (1.09%) EIGRP
12 6 (0.93%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (16.77%) MySQL
2 99 (15.37%) MongoDB
3 58 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
4 56 (8.70%) NoSQL
5 40 (6.21%) SQL Server
6 37 (5.75%) Apache Cassandra
7 20 (3.11%) Relational Database
8 18 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
8 18 (2.80%) Redis
9 15 (2.33%) Big Data
9 15 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (2.02%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.09%) SSDT
12 6 (0.93%) Couchbase
12 6 (0.93%) CouchDB
12 6 (0.93%) DB2
12 6 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.78%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.78%) SimpleDB
13 5 (0.78%) Riak
Development Applications
1 217 (33.70%) Jenkins
2 183 (28.42%) Git (software)
3 98 (15.22%) Maven
4 65 (10.09%) Subversion
5 61 (9.47%) JIRA
6 58 (9.01%) Hudson
7 46 (7.14%) TeamCity
8 31 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (3.88%) Ant
10 23 (3.57%) Artifactory
11 21 (3.26%) RSpec
12 19 (2.95%) Gradle
13 15 (2.33%) Selenium
14 14 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (1.71%) Visual Studio
15 11 (1.71%) MSBuild
15 11 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
16 9 (1.40%) Cucumber
16 9 (1.40%) NuGet
16 9 (1.40%) Gerrit
General
1 34 (5.28%) Finance
2 24 (3.73%) Banking
3 18 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.17%) Front Office
5 9 (1.40%) Games
6 7 (1.09%) Retail
7 6 (0.93%) Marketing
7 6 (0.93%) Publishing
8 5 (0.78%) Advertising
9 4 (0.62%) Back Office
9 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.47%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.16%) Law
11 1 (0.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (20.96%) Web Services
2 86 (13.35%) LAMP
3 70 (10.87%) .NET
4 23 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 19 (2.95%) MCollective
6 15 (2.33%) HTML
6 15 (2.33%) XML
7 14 (2.17%) Middleware
8 13 (2.02%) WebSockets
9 12 (1.86%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (1.55%) J2EE
11 9 (1.40%) .NET Framework
11 9 (1.40%) JSON
12 8 (1.24%) Django
12 8 (1.24%) RESTful
13 7 (1.09%) REST
13 7 (1.09%) CSS
14 6 (0.93%) JSP
14 6 (0.93%) HTML5
15 5 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 130 (20.19%) Open Source
2 34 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.26%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (1.71%) Wiki
5 11 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.09%) Clustering
6 7 (1.09%) Online Games
7 5 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 5 (0.78%) Digital Media
7 5 (0.78%) Replication
7 5 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.62%) PKI
8 4 (0.62%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.31%) Social Network
9 2 (0.31%) CMDB
9 2 (0.31%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.16%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.16%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.16%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 455 (70.65%) Linux
2 145 (22.52%) Windows
3 108 (16.77%) CentOS
4 102 (15.84%) UNIX
5 86 (13.35%) Ubuntu
6 59 (9.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (4.50%) Debian
8 22 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.55%) AIX
11 9 (1.40%) Solaris
11 9 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (1.24%) SELinux
13 6 (0.93%) VMS
14 5 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.47%) SmartOS
16 2 (0.31%) SUSE
17 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 644 (100.00%) DevOps
2 283 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
3 239 (37.11%) Continuous Integration
4 196 (30.43%) Configuration Management
5 119 (18.48%) Scrum
6 51 (7.92%) Build Automation
7 46 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 42 (6.52%) OO
9 35 (5.43%) Kanban
10 33 (5.12%) Continuous Improvement
11 32 (4.97%) Release Management
12 30 (4.66%) TDD
13 28 (4.35%) Load Balancing
14 25 (3.88%) Software Engineering
15 21 (3.26%) ITIL
16 20 (3.11%) SOA
17 18 (2.80%) Migration
17 18 (2.80%) Disaster Recovery
18 17 (2.64%) Security Management
18 17 (2.64%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 243 (37.73%) Java
2 219 (34.01%) Ruby
3 200 (31.06%) Python
4 152 (23.60%) Perl
5 124 (19.25%) PHP
6 121 (18.79%) Bash Shell
7 61 (9.47%) PowerShell
8 60 (9.32%) JavaScript
9 53 (8.23%) SQL
10 32 (4.97%) Shell Script
11 31 (4.81%) C#
12 17 (2.64%) Scala
13 16 (2.48%) C++
14 11 (1.71%) VBScript
15 10 (1.55%) VB
16 4 (0.62%) Groovy
16 4 (0.62%) C
17 3 (0.47%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (5.59%) Security Cleared
2 22 (3.42%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.40%) CCNA
3 9 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (0.78%) BC Cleared
5 3 (0.47%) RHCE
6 2 (0.31%) PhD
7 1 (0.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.50%) QA
2 9 (1.40%) SLA
3 2 (0.31%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 64 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (6.37%) vCloud
3 24 (3.73%) XenServer
4 19 (2.95%) Samba
5 14 (2.17%) Active Directory
6 12 (1.86%) Varnish
7 11 (1.71%) Postfix
7 11 (1.71%) Xen
8 10 (1.55%) KVM
9 8 (1.24%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (1.09%) Docker
11 6 (0.93%) vSphere
12 5 (0.78%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.47%) Shibboleth
14 3 (0.47%) NFS
15 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 403 (62.58%) Puppet
2 315 (48.91%) Opscode Chef
3 97 (15.06%) Nagios
4 74 (11.49%) Vagrant
5 62 (9.63%) Salt
6 40 (6.21%) Ansible
7 39 (6.06%) ZABBIX
8 23 (3.57%) Zenoss
9 17 (2.64%) HAProxy
10 16 (2.48%) Opsview
11 15 (2.33%) Kibana
12 14 (2.17%) collectd
13 13 (2.02%) Graylog2
14 11 (1.71%) Icinga
15 8 (1.24%) logstash
16 7 (1.09%) StatsD
17 6 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
18 5 (0.78%) Cacti
19 4 (0.62%) Tivoli
19 4 (0.62%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 117 (18.17%) Red Hat
2 112 (17.39%) VMware
3 39 (6.06%) Rackspace
4 37 (5.75%) Oracle
5 35 (5.43%) Microsoft
6 26 (4.04%) Splunk
7 21 (3.26%) New Relic
7 21 (3.26%) SaltStack
8 18 (2.80%) Atlassian
9 17 (2.64%) Perforce
9 17 (2.64%) Citrix
10 15 (2.33%) JBoss
11 14 (2.17%) RightScale
12 11 (1.71%) IBM
12 11 (1.71%) 29West
13 10 (1.55%) Akamai
14 7 (1.09%) Red Gate
14 7 (1.09%) EMC
15 6 (0.93%) Sun
16 5 (0.78%) Cisco
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