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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Development Operations Engineer
Rank 174 224 410
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +186
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 733 508 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.42% 0.98% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.04% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 399 135
Average daily rate £475 £475 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £553 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +58 696 £475 - 198
London +57 460 £500 - 108
Yorkshire +20 79 £450 +24.13% 20
South East +24 71 £450 +5.88% 21
City of London +40 55 £500 - 34
West Yorkshire +7 53 £425 +17.24% 14
North West +15 37 £400 -20.00% 11
Leeds -10 35 £425 +17.24% 12
Berkshire +22 30 £475 -5.00% 5
Manchester +9 27 £380 -11.62% 8
Reading +14 26 £475 -1.29% 2
East of England +5 19 £456 -3.94% 10
Surrey +1 19 £450 +12.50% 3
South Yorkshire - 17 £500 - 1
Scotland +8 16 £375 +27.65% 2
Sheffield - 16 £500 - 1
Wales -3 15 £375 -25.00% 4
West Midlands -2 13 £375 +7.14% 10
Coventry - 12 £375 - 3
Cheshire - 10 £400 - 1
Cambridgeshire +7 9 £550 +15.78% 4
South Wales -5 9 £338 -15.62% 4
Edinburgh -7 9 £355 -5.33%
Essex +8 8 £450 +20.00% 1
Glasgow +14 7 £375 +76.47% 1
Cardiff -4 7 £338 -15.62% 4
Kent -10 7 £595 +46.91%
Hampshire +2 6 £418 +20.14% 6
North East -15 6 £515 +25.60% 2
Middlesex -2 5 £425 - 1

DevOps Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1354 (100.00%) DevOps
2 970 (71.64%) Linux
3 894 (66.03%) Puppet
4 741 (54.73%) Jenkins
5 600 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
6 579 (42.76%) Opscode Chef
7 532 (39.29%) Java
8 517 (38.18%) Continuous Integration
9 514 (37.96%) Configuration Management
10 485 (35.82%) Git (software)
10 485 (35.82%) Amazon AWS
11 464 (34.27%) Python
12 452 (33.38%) Ansible
13 451 (33.31%) Ruby
14 379 (27.99%) Docker
15 348 (25.70%) Bash Shell
16 292 (21.57%) VMware
17 282 (20.83%) Unix
18 248 (18.32%) Windows
19 237 (17.50%) Maven
19 237 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 212 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
21 208 (15.36%) CentOS
22 197 (14.55%) Perl
23 196 (14.48%) Tomcat
24 186 (13.74%) Open Source
25 184 (13.59%) Continuous Delivery
26 182 (13.44%) Ubuntu
27 174 (12.85%) Web Services
28 172 (12.70%) PowerShell

DevOps Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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
1 196 (14.48%) Tomcat
2 155 (11.45%) Apache
2 155 (11.45%) OpenStack
3 107 (7.90%) nginx
4 90 (6.65%) Node.js
5 70 (5.17%) IIS
6 65 (4.80%) JBoss
7 51 (3.77%) Confluence
8 49 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
8 49 (3.62%) Jetty
9 42 (3.10%) WebSphere
10 28 (2.07%) Cloud Foundry
11 14 (1.03%) CloudStack
12 11 (0.81%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.52%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.37%) GlassFish
14 5 (0.37%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.37%) WordPress
15 4 (0.30%) CMS
15 4 (0.30%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 13 (0.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.37%) HipChat
3 1 (0.074%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.44%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.074%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 485 (35.82%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (7.31%) Amazon EC2
4 80 (5.91%) GitHub
5 60 (4.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 36 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 35 (2.58%) IaaS
8 33 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (2.44%) Google App Engine
9 30 (2.22%) Amazon S3
10 27 (1.99%) PaaS
11 19 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
12 15 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
12 15 (1.11%) Route 53
13 12 (0.89%) SaaS
13 12 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 10 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 10 (0.74%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 100 (7.39%) TCP/IP
2 93 (6.87%) DNS
3 92 (6.79%) HTTP
4 63 (4.65%) SSL
5 45 (3.32%) Internet
6 37 (2.73%) Firewall
7 29 (2.14%) DHCP
8 28 (2.07%) IPsec
9 24 (1.77%) FTP
10 21 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
11 19 (1.40%) LDAP
12 18 (1.33%) VPN
13 17 (1.26%) SNMP
14 16 (1.18%) SMTP
15 15 (1.11%) SSH
16 13 (0.96%) IMAP
17 10 (0.74%) Multicast
17 10 (0.74%) Network Security
18 8 (0.59%) SAN
19 7 (0.52%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (10.56%) MySQL
2 136 (10.04%) MongoDB
3 116 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
4 81 (5.98%) NoSQL
5 54 (3.99%) SQL Server
6 51 (3.77%) Relational Database
7 49 (3.62%) Redis
8 42 (3.10%) Big Data
9 33 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 30 (2.22%) Hadoop
11 21 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
12 19 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
12 19 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (0.81%) HBase
15 10 (0.74%) CouchDB
16 7 (0.52%) Couchbase
17 6 (0.44%) InfluxDB
17 6 (0.44%) Neo4j
18 5 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 741 (54.73%) Jenkins
2 485 (35.82%) Git (software)
3 237 (17.50%) Maven
4 120 (8.86%) JIRA
5 91 (6.72%) Hudson
6 87 (6.43%) TeamCity
7 80 (5.91%) Subversion
8 70 (5.17%) Sonatype Nexus
9 66 (4.87%) Ant
10 65 (4.80%) Selenium
11 56 (4.14%) Vagrant
12 49 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
13 38 (2.81%) Octopus Deploy
14 36 (2.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 34 (2.51%) Gradle
16 30 (2.22%) Cucumber
17 29 (2.14%) Artifactory
17 29 (2.14%) SonarQube
18 28 (2.07%) GitLab
19 22 (1.62%) Appium
General
1 130 (9.60%) Finance
2 77 (5.69%) Banking
3 28 (2.07%) Retail
4 21 (1.55%) Publishing
5 19 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 12 (0.89%) Games
7 10 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.66%) Legal
8 9 (0.66%) Marketing
9 8 (0.59%) Law
10 6 (0.44%) Front Office
11 5 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.22%) Advertising
12 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.15%) Electronics
13 2 (0.15%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.074%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (12.85%) Web Services
2 108 (7.98%) .NET
3 84 (6.20%) MCollective
4 60 (4.43%) LAMP
5 57 (4.21%) Sensu
6 55 (4.06%) ELK Stack
7 51 (3.77%) J2EE
8 45 (3.32%) RabbitMQ
9 29 (2.14%) Servlets
10 28 (2.07%) Kafka
11 24 (1.77%) RESTful
12 23 (1.70%) LEMP Stack
13 22 (1.62%) Middleware
14 21 (1.55%) HTML
15 19 (1.40%) Ruby on Rails
16 18 (1.33%) LAPP Stack
17 17 (1.26%) CSS
18 15 (1.11%) jQuery
18 15 (1.11%) REST
19 14 (1.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 46 (3.40%) Data Centre
2 34 (2.51%) Private Cloud
3 23 (1.70%) Computer Science
3 23 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (1.48%) Mobile App
6 17 (1.26%) Clustering
6 17 (1.26%) Management Information System
7 13 (0.96%) User Experience
8 11 (0.81%) PKI
9 9 (0.66%) Public Cloud
10 8 (0.59%) iPad
10 8 (0.59%) Online Banking
10 8 (0.59%) Replication
11 7 (0.52%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.44%) Fintech
12 6 (0.44%) Semantic Web
12 6 (0.44%) Visualisation
13 5 (0.37%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.37%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 970 (71.64%) Linux
2 282 (20.83%) Unix
3 248 (18.32%) Windows
4 237 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 208 (15.36%) CentOS
6 182 (13.44%) Ubuntu
7 64 (4.73%) Windows Server
8 49 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (1.92%) AIX
11 22 (1.62%) Debian
11 22 (1.62%) VMS
12 16 (1.18%) CoreOS
13 11 (0.81%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.66%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.59%) Android
15 8 (0.59%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.52%) Solaris
17 6 (0.44%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1354 (100.00%) DevOps
2 600 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
3 517 (38.18%) Continuous Integration
4 514 (37.96%) Configuration Management
5 186 (13.74%) Open Source
6 184 (13.59%) Continuous Delivery
7 166 (12.26%) Scrum
8 104 (7.68%) Build Automation
9 99 (7.31%) E-Commerce
10 88 (6.50%) High Availability
11 86 (6.35%) Web Operations
12 82 (6.06%) TDD
13 49 (3.62%) Continuous Improvement
14 47 (3.47%) Release Management
15 39 (2.88%) Automated Testing
15 39 (2.88%) Mentoring
15 39 (2.88%) Microservices
15 39 (2.88%) Migration
16 37 (2.73%) OO
17 36 (2.66%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 532 (39.29%) Java
2 464 (34.27%) Python
3 451 (33.31%) Ruby
4 348 (25.70%) Bash Shell
5 197 (14.55%) Perl
6 172 (12.70%) PowerShell
7 153 (11.30%) SQL
8 71 (5.24%) JavaScript
9 69 (5.10%) Shell Script
10 60 (4.43%) PHP
11 59 (4.36%) Go
12 42 (3.10%) C#
13 39 (2.88%) C++
14 29 (2.14%) Scala
15 19 (1.40%) Groovy
16 14 (1.03%) C
17 7 (0.52%) VB
18 6 (0.44%) Clojure
19 5 (0.37%) T-SQL
20 3 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 122 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 116 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 21 (1.55%) Degree
4 12 (0.89%) MCSE
4 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.59%) AWS Certification
6 7 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.30%) MCP
7 4 (0.30%) MCSA
8 2 (0.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.15%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.15%) PMP
9 1 (0.074%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.074%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.074%) IISP
9 1 (0.074%) ISEB
9 1 (0.074%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.074%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.07%) QA
2 11 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.59%) SLA
4 6 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 379 (27.99%) Docker
2 212 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (5.02%) vSphere
4 42 (3.10%) Active Directory
5 40 (2.95%) VMware ESX
6 31 (2.29%) Xen
7 23 (1.70%) vCloud
8 16 (1.18%) GlusterFS
8 16 (1.18%) NFS
9 13 (0.96%) Varnish
10 12 (0.89%) XenServer
11 10 (0.74%) Ceph
12 9 (0.66%) KVM
13 7 (0.52%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.44%) LXC
15 5 (0.37%) GFS2
15 5 (0.37%) Hyper-V
15 5 (0.37%) OCFS2
16 3 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 894 (66.03%) Puppet
2 579 (42.76%) Opscode Chef
3 452 (33.38%) Ansible
4 144 (10.64%) Nagios
5 110 (8.12%) ZABBIX
6 84 (6.20%) Kubernetes
7 78 (5.76%) logstash
8 68 (5.02%) Salt
9 61 (4.51%) Graphite
10 41 (3.03%) Kibana
11 34 (2.51%) Mesos
12 31 (2.29%) Cobbler
13 29 (2.14%) Icinga
14 28 (2.07%) Grafana
15 27 (1.99%) Uchiwa
16 26 (1.92%) Terraform
17 25 (1.85%) HAProxy
18 24 (1.77%) SCCM
19 23 (1.70%) SCOM
20 19 (1.40%) SELinux
Vendors
1 292 (21.57%) VMware
2 143 (10.56%) Red Hat
3 90 (6.65%) Microsoft
4 76 (5.61%) Splunk
5 66 (4.87%) Google
5 66 (4.87%) Oracle
6 45 (3.32%) Atlassian
7 33 (2.44%) Rackspace
8 19 (1.40%) SaltStack
9 18 (1.33%) Dell
10 17 (1.26%) New Relic
11 15 (1.11%) IBM
11 15 (1.11%) Sitecore
12 12 (0.89%) Cisco
13 11 (0.81%) EnterpriseDB
13 11 (0.81%) Perforce
14 10 (0.74%) hybris
15 9 (0.66%) Sonatype
16 7 (0.52%) F5
17 6 (0.44%) Serena
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