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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DevOps Engineer
Rank 248 333 426
Rank change year-on-year
+85 +93
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 523 320 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.58% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.62% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 240 150
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - -

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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 +79 494 £438 -2.77% 103
London +56 283 £456 -2.92% 61
City of London +31 68 £450 -10.00% 13
East of England +50 58 £413 -1.49% 10
Yorkshire +23 53 £388 - 10
Cambridgeshire +37 46 £388 +1.63% 8
Cambridge +31 43 £400 +18.51% 5
South East -16 33 £450 +5.88% 8
West Yorkshire +6 29 £350 - 9
Leeds -3 25 £350 - 6
South West -9 24 £450 +12.50% 3
North West -21 20 £438 +2.94% 6
Wales +8 19 £380 -20.00%
South Wales +3 14 £355 -2.06%
South Yorkshire - 13 £425 -
Surrey +7 12 £550 +4.76% 4
Cheshire -1 10 £438 +16.66% 1
Devon - 10 £420 -
Hertfordshire +8 9 £425 +3.03% 1
Chester +2 9 £438 - 1
Cardiff -4 9 £350 -3.44%
East Midlands -10 9 £425 -22.72%
Kent - 8 - - 3
Plymouth - 8 £420 -
North Yorkshire - 8 £400 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 8 - - 1
Manchester -13 7 £400 -5.88% 3
Northamptonshire - 7 £425 -
Northampton - 7 £425 -
Croydon -15 6 £450 - 1

DevOps Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 984 (100.00%) DevOps
2 709 (72.05%) Linux
3 652 (66.26%) Puppet
4 514 (52.24%) Opscode Chef
5 454 (46.14%) Jenkins
6 413 (41.97%) Amazon AWS
7 361 (36.69%) Python
8 354 (35.98%) Java
9 351 (35.67%) Ruby
10 343 (34.86%) Continuous Integration
11 331 (33.64%) Configuration Management
12 326 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
13 284 (28.86%) Git (software)
14 278 (28.25%) Ansible
15 230 (23.37%) Bash Shell
16 206 (20.93%) Windows
17 199 (20.22%) Perl
18 179 (18.19%) Docker
19 175 (17.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 171 (17.38%) UNIX
21 165 (16.77%) MongoDB
22 161 (16.36%) MySQL
23 160 (16.26%) Red Hat
24 158 (16.06%) VMware
25 155 (15.75%) Web Services
26 145 (14.74%) Apache
27 132 (13.41%) Tomcat
27 132 (13.41%) CentOS
28 131 (13.31%) Vagrant
28 131 (13.31%) PHP

DevOps Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 145 (14.74%) Apache
2 132 (13.41%) Tomcat
3 86 (8.74%) OpenStack
4 79 (8.03%) nginx
5 67 (6.81%) IIS
6 49 (4.98%) Node.js
7 37 (3.76%) Confluence
8 36 (3.66%) JBoss
9 31 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
10 29 (2.95%) WebSphere
11 23 (2.34%) WebLogic
12 21 (2.13%) Jetty
13 10 (1.02%) Drupal
14 8 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.71%) Mule ESB
15 7 (0.71%) Apache Qpid
16 6 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 6 (0.61%) CMS
17 5 (0.51%) SharePoint
18 4 (0.41%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 8 (0.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.20%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.10%) AWD
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 413 (41.97%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (9.35%) Amazon EC2
3 68 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 50 (5.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 46 (4.67%) Amazon S3
6 35 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
6 35 (3.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 32 (3.25%) Amazon ELB
8 25 (2.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 23 (2.34%) Route 53
9 23 (2.34%) Google App Engine
10 20 (2.03%) PaaS
11 17 (1.73%) IaaS
12 11 (1.12%) SaaS
13 10 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (1.02%) SoftLayer
13 10 (1.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 8 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (0.81%) Sumo Logic
15 6 (0.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 80 (8.13%) DNS
2 51 (5.18%) TCP/IP
3 48 (4.88%) HTTP
4 46 (4.67%) SSL
5 45 (4.57%) Firewall
6 37 (3.76%) Network Security
7 31 (3.15%) VPN
8 29 (2.95%) DHCP
9 20 (2.03%) LDAP
9 20 (2.03%) IPsec
9 20 (2.03%) Internet
10 19 (1.93%) FTP
11 15 (1.52%) SNMP
12 13 (1.32%) SMTP
13 9 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (0.81%) Wireless
15 7 (0.71%) IMAP
15 7 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
16 6 (0.61%) SSH
16 6 (0.61%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (16.77%) MongoDB
2 161 (16.36%) MySQL
3 84 (8.54%) PostgreSQL
4 75 (7.62%) SQL Server
5 65 (6.61%) NoSQL
6 63 (6.40%) Redis
7 43 (4.37%) Relational Database
8 32 (3.25%) Hadoop
9 27 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
10 25 (2.54%) CouchDB
11 20 (2.03%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (0.81%) Big Data
12 8 (0.81%) Couchbase
13 7 (0.71%) DB2
14 5 (0.51%) SimpleDB
14 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.41%) InfluxDB
15 4 (0.41%) HBase
15 4 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 454 (46.14%) Jenkins
2 284 (28.86%) Git (software)
3 90 (9.15%) Maven
3 90 (9.15%) JIRA
4 88 (8.94%) Subversion
5 82 (8.33%) TeamCity
5 82 (8.33%) Hudson
6 42 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 35 (3.56%) Ant
8 32 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
10 22 (2.24%) Artifactory
11 19 (1.93%) Cucumber
12 15 (1.52%) Mercurial
13 13 (1.32%) Gerrit
13 13 (1.32%) Gradle
14 10 (1.02%) Selenium
15 8 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 8 (0.81%) ClearCase
15 8 (0.81%) MSBuild
General
1 70 (7.11%) Finance
2 42 (4.27%) Banking
3 25 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.24%) Retail
5 19 (1.93%) Games
6 12 (1.22%) Publishing
7 10 (1.02%) Marketing
8 6 (0.61%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.51%) Legal
10 4 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.41%) Electronics
11 3 (0.30%) Front Office
11 3 (0.30%) Automotive
11 3 (0.30%) Advertising
12 2 (0.20%) Law
12 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.10%) Back Office
13 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (15.75%) Web Services
2 102 (10.37%) .NET
3 58 (5.89%) RabbitMQ
4 55 (5.59%) LAMP
5 40 (4.07%) Kafka
6 32 (3.25%) J2EE
7 28 (2.85%) HTML
8 22 (2.24%) Servlets
9 19 (1.93%) MCollective
10 18 (1.83%) Ruby on Rails
11 17 (1.73%) Java EE
12 14 (1.42%) REST
13 13 (1.32%) Memcached
14 12 (1.22%) Sensu
15 11 (1.12%) RESTful
15 11 (1.12%) Spring
15 11 (1.12%) SOAP
16 10 (1.02%) CSS
17 9 (0.91%) Middleware
17 9 (0.91%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 36 (3.66%) Data Centre
2 22 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.24%) Mobile App
3 19 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (1.93%) Public Cloud
4 17 (1.73%) Private Cloud
5 15 (1.52%) PKI
6 14 (1.42%) Clustering
6 14 (1.42%) Digital Media
7 13 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (1.32%) Cryptography
8 11 (1.12%) Online Games
9 10 (1.02%) Hedge funds
10 8 (0.81%) Statistics
11 7 (0.71%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.51%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.41%) Replication
13 4 (0.41%) DTV
13 4 (0.41%) DataPower
13 4 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 709 (72.05%) Linux
2 206 (20.93%) Windows
3 175 (17.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 171 (17.38%) UNIX
5 132 (13.41%) CentOS
6 88 (8.94%) Ubuntu
7 26 (2.64%) Debian
8 24 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.32%) AIX
11 8 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.61%) Solaris
13 5 (0.51%) VMS
14 4 (0.41%) FreeBSD
14 4 (0.41%) Android
14 4 (0.41%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.41%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.41%) Amazon Linux
14 4 (0.41%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.30%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 984 (100.00%) DevOps
2 343 (34.86%) Continuous Integration
3 331 (33.64%) Configuration Management
4 326 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (12.40%) Continuous Delivery
6 112 (11.38%) Open Source
7 80 (8.13%) Scrum
8 68 (6.91%) Load Balancing
9 67 (6.81%) E-Commerce
10 41 (4.17%) TDD
11 34 (3.46%) Automated Testing
12 30 (3.05%) Microservices
13 29 (2.95%) Migration
14 28 (2.85%) Software Delivery
14 28 (2.85%) SDLC
15 27 (2.74%) Data Management
16 25 (2.54%) Software Engineering
17 24 (2.44%) Release Management
18 22 (2.24%) Build Automation
19 20 (2.03%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 361 (36.69%) Python
2 354 (35.98%) Java
3 351 (35.67%) Ruby
4 230 (23.37%) Bash Shell
5 199 (20.22%) Perl
6 131 (13.31%) PHP
7 113 (11.48%) PowerShell
8 104 (10.57%) SQL
9 57 (5.79%) JavaScript
10 47 (4.78%) Shell Script
11 37 (3.76%) C#
12 31 (3.15%) C++
13 22 (2.24%) Scala
13 22 (2.24%) Go
14 8 (0.81%) Groovy
15 7 (0.71%) C
16 4 (0.41%) Jython
16 4 (0.41%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.30%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.30%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 51 (5.18%) Security Cleared
2 44 (4.47%) SC Cleared
3 12 (1.22%) Degree
4 4 (0.41%) CCNA
4 4 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (0.41%) VCAP
4 4 (0.41%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.10%) MCSE
6 1 (0.10%) PhD
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.49%) QA
2 4 (0.41%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 179 (18.19%) Docker
2 80 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (3.66%) vCloud
4 29 (2.95%) vSphere
5 19 (1.93%) VirtualBox
5 19 (1.93%) Active Directory
6 16 (1.63%) VMware ESX
7 15 (1.52%) Hyper-V
8 13 (1.32%) Varnish
9 11 (1.12%) Xen
10 8 (0.81%) KVM
11 7 (0.71%) Samba
11 7 (0.71%) Postfix
12 5 (0.51%) QEMU
13 4 (0.41%) iptables
14 3 (0.30%) LXC
14 3 (0.30%) NFS
14 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.30%) FreeRADIUS
14 3 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 652 (66.26%) Puppet
2 514 (52.24%) Opscode Chef
3 278 (28.25%) Ansible
4 131 (13.31%) Vagrant
5 99 (10.06%) Nagios
6 78 (7.93%) Salt
7 47 (4.78%) Graphite
8 41 (4.17%) logstash
9 39 (3.96%) ZABBIX
10 29 (2.95%) Kibana
11 26 (2.64%) Rundeck
12 22 (2.24%) Zenoss
13 21 (2.13%) HAProxy
14 20 (2.03%) Opsview
15 19 (1.93%) Icinga
16 14 (1.42%) Cobbler
17 13 (1.32%) Capistrano
17 13 (1.32%) Tivoli
18 11 (1.12%) BladeLogic
19 10 (1.02%) Cacti
Vendors
1 160 (16.26%) Red Hat
2 158 (16.06%) VMware
3 72 (7.32%) Splunk
4 66 (6.71%) Oracle
5 64 (6.50%) Microsoft
6 39 (3.96%) Google
7 32 (3.25%) Rackspace
8 29 (2.95%) Atlassian
9 27 (2.74%) New Relic
10 26 (2.64%) SaltStack
11 22 (2.24%) Perforce
12 20 (2.03%) IBM
13 12 (1.22%) Serena
14 11 (1.12%) Riverbed
14 11 (1.12%) Cisco
14 11 (1.12%) F5
14 11 (1.12%) Tealeaf
15 10 (1.02%) AppDynamics
16 9 (0.91%) hybris
17 7 (0.71%) Juniper
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