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 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps Engineer
Rank 332 412 575
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +163
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 321 164 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.31% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.34% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 150 14
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£450 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £382 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
51314 48841 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31055 29011 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 2118 2640
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
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 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 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 28 August 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.

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 +83 294 £450 - 52
London +62 203 £470 +4.44% 25
City of London +46 41 £500 +11.11% 6
South East +13 30 £425 -5.55% 5
South West -12 23 £400 -15.78% 1
Bristol - 18 £400 - 1
East Midlands +12 12 £550 +23.59%
Berkshire +16 11 £450 +6.44%
North West +7 10 £425 +21.42% 4
Hampshire -2 10 £400 -11.11% 2
East of England - 10 £419 - 11
Wales - 7 £475 - 2
West Wales - 5 £475 - 1
Swansea - 5 £475 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Maidenhead - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 £350 -
Nottingham - 3 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 1
Cheshire - 3 £375 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £381 - 8
Slough - 2 £325 -
Suffolk - 2 - - 2
Surrey - 2 £525 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £475 - 1
Oxford - 2 - -
Yorkshire -7 1 - - 5
West Yorkshire -8 1 - - 4
Leeds -11 1 - - 4
Brighton - 1 £363 -

DevOps Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 623 (100.00%) DevOps
2 432 (69.34%) Linux
3 396 (63.56%) Puppet
4 314 (50.40%) Opscode Chef
5 234 (37.56%) Continuous Integration
6 227 (36.44%) Java
7 215 (34.51%) Ruby
8 206 (33.07%) Jenkins
9 192 (30.82%) Configuration Management
10 191 (30.66%) Python
11 170 (27.29%) Git (software)
12 168 (26.97%) Apache
13 157 (25.20%) Amazon AWS
14 152 (24.40%) Perl
15 149 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
16 143 (22.95%) Windows
17 141 (22.63%) Web Services
18 132 (21.19%) Open Source
19 125 (20.06%) PHP
20 118 (18.94%) Bash Shell
21 116 (18.62%) Red Hat
22 115 (18.46%) MySQL
23 103 (16.53%) Scrum
24 100 (16.05%) CentOS
25 99 (15.89%) VMware
26 98 (15.73%) MongoDB
27 96 (15.41%) Maven
28 92 (14.77%) Nagios
29 88 (14.13%) LAMP
30 86 (13.80%) UNIX

DevOps Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 168 (26.97%) Apache
2 83 (13.32%) Tomcat
3 57 (9.15%) OpenStack
4 55 (8.83%) nginx
5 49 (7.87%) IIS
6 32 (5.14%) Confluence
7 30 (4.82%) Node.js
8 19 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (2.73%) Apache Solr
10 13 (2.09%) WebLogic
11 11 (1.77%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.44%) WordPress
12 9 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (1.12%) CloudStack
13 7 (1.12%) MediaWiki
14 6 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.96%) SharePoint
14 6 (0.96%) Drupal
15 5 (0.80%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.64%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (1.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) RMDS
2 2 (0.32%) Summit
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 157 (25.20%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (10.27%) Amazon EC2
3 47 (7.54%) Amazon S3
4 45 (7.22%) PaaS
5 43 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 39 (6.26%) SaaS
7 28 (4.49%) Amazon ELB
8 21 (3.37%) Route 53
9 20 (3.21%) IaaS
10 16 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.12%) ElastiCache
11 7 (1.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.48%) Joyent
12 3 (0.48%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.32%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.32%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.16%) Office 365
14 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 63 (10.11%) Firewall
2 55 (8.83%) DNS
3 29 (4.65%) Internet
4 28 (4.49%) HTTP
5 24 (3.85%) SSL
5 24 (3.85%) VPN
6 21 (3.37%) LDAP
7 19 (3.05%) TCP/IP
8 16 (2.57%) DHCP
9 14 (2.25%) SNMP
10 13 (2.09%) WAN
10 13 (2.09%) LAN
10 13 (2.09%) SSH
11 8 (1.28%) IPv6
11 8 (1.28%) Network Security
12 7 (1.12%) IPsec
12 7 (1.12%) OSPF
12 7 (1.12%) BGP
12 7 (1.12%) EIGRP
13 6 (0.96%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (18.46%) MySQL
2 98 (15.73%) MongoDB
3 58 (9.31%) PostgreSQL
4 55 (8.83%) NoSQL
5 39 (6.26%) SQL Server
6 37 (5.94%) Apache Cassandra
7 20 (3.21%) Relational Database
8 19 (3.05%) Big Data
9 17 (2.73%) Redis
9 17 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (2.57%) Hadoop
11 15 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.28%) CouchDB
13 7 (1.12%) Riak
13 7 (1.12%) SSDT
14 6 (0.96%) Couchbase
14 6 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.80%) DB2
15 5 (0.80%) SimpleDB
16 4 (0.64%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 206 (33.07%) Jenkins
2 170 (27.29%) Git (software)
3 96 (15.41%) Maven
4 62 (9.95%) Subversion
5 58 (9.31%) Hudson
6 57 (9.15%) JIRA
7 38 (6.10%) TeamCity
8 31 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (3.69%) Ant
10 22 (3.53%) Artifactory
11 19 (3.05%) RSpec
12 17 (2.73%) Gradle
13 15 (2.41%) Selenium
14 11 (1.77%) Visual Studio
14 11 (1.77%) MSBuild
14 11 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (1.61%) Mercurial
16 9 (1.44%) NuGet
17 8 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 6 (0.96%) Gerrit
General
1 35 (5.62%) Finance
2 19 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.73%) Banking
4 10 (1.61%) Games
5 9 (1.44%) Front Office
6 7 (1.12%) Retail
7 6 (0.96%) Publishing
8 5 (0.80%) Marketing
9 4 (0.64%) Advertising
9 4 (0.64%) Back Office
10 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.48%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (22.63%) Web Services
2 88 (14.13%) LAMP
3 67 (10.75%) .NET
4 23 (3.69%) ASP.NET
5 20 (3.21%) MCollective
6 17 (2.73%) XML
7 16 (2.57%) Middleware
7 16 (2.57%) RESTful
8 13 (2.09%) JSON
9 11 (1.77%) HTML
9 11 (1.77%) CSS
9 11 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (1.61%) Django
10 10 (1.61%) REST
10 10 (1.61%) WebSockets
10 10 (1.61%) J2EE
11 9 (1.44%) .NET Framework
12 8 (1.28%) jQuery
13 5 (0.80%) HTML5
13 5 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 132 (21.19%) Open Source
2 19 (3.05%) Computer Science
3 16 (2.57%) Mobile App
4 12 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (1.77%) Wiki
6 8 (1.28%) Digital Media
7 7 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.12%) Online Games
8 6 (0.96%) Clustering
9 5 (0.80%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.64%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.64%) PKI
11 2 (0.32%) CMDB
11 2 (0.32%) Replication
11 2 (0.32%) FMCG
11 2 (0.32%) Social Network
11 2 (0.32%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.16%) Machine to Machine
12 1 (0.16%) New Media
12 1 (0.16%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 432 (69.34%) Linux
2 143 (22.95%) Windows
3 100 (16.05%) CentOS
4 86 (13.80%) UNIX
5 80 (12.84%) Ubuntu
6 63 (10.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (4.98%) Debian
8 20 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.61%) Solaris
10 10 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.12%) AIX
11 7 (1.12%) SELinux
12 5 (0.80%) VMS
12 5 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.48%) SmartOS
13 3 (0.48%) Android
14 2 (0.32%) SUSE
15 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (100.00%) DevOps
2 234 (37.56%) Continuous Integration
3 192 (30.82%) Configuration Management
4 149 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (16.53%) Scrum
6 51 (8.19%) Build Automation
7 49 (7.87%) E-Commerce
8 40 (6.42%) OO
9 33 (5.30%) Release Management
10 32 (5.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 32 (5.14%) Kanban
11 30 (4.82%) TDD
12 27 (4.33%) Software Engineering
13 24 (3.85%) Load Balancing
14 22 (3.53%) SOA
15 21 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
16 18 (2.89%) ITIL
16 18 (2.89%) Migration
17 17 (2.73%) Service Delivery
18 15 (2.41%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 227 (36.44%) Java
2 215 (34.51%) Ruby
3 191 (30.66%) Python
4 152 (24.40%) Perl
5 125 (20.06%) PHP
6 118 (18.94%) Bash Shell
7 59 (9.47%) PowerShell
8 54 (8.67%) JavaScript
9 51 (8.19%) SQL
10 31 (4.98%) C#
10 31 (4.98%) Shell Script
11 18 (2.89%) Scala
12 16 (2.57%) C++
13 11 (1.77%) VBScript
14 10 (1.61%) VB
15 4 (0.64%) Groovy
15 4 (0.64%) C
16 3 (0.48%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.48%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (5.30%) Security Cleared
2 19 (3.05%) SC Cleared
3 6 (0.96%) CCNA
3 6 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (0.96%) RHCE
4 5 (0.80%) BC Cleared
5 4 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.32%) PhD
7 1 (0.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.49%) QA
2 9 (1.44%) SLA
3 3 (0.48%) SNOMED CT
4 2 (0.32%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 62 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (6.26%) vCloud
3 20 (3.21%) XenServer
4 16 (2.57%) Samba
5 14 (2.25%) Active Directory
6 11 (1.77%) Postfix
7 10 (1.61%) KVM
7 10 (1.61%) Varnish
7 10 (1.61%) Xen
8 7 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.96%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.96%) Docker
10 4 (0.64%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.64%) vSphere
11 3 (0.48%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 396 (63.56%) Puppet
2 314 (50.40%) Opscode Chef
3 92 (14.77%) Nagios
4 71 (11.40%) Vagrant
5 61 (9.79%) Salt
6 45 (7.22%) Ansible
7 41 (6.58%) ZABBIX
8 21 (3.37%) Zenoss
9 15 (2.41%) HAProxy
10 13 (2.09%) Kibana
10 13 (2.09%) Opsview
11 11 (1.77%) Graylog2
11 11 (1.77%) collectd
12 8 (1.28%) logstash
13 7 (1.12%) StatsD
13 7 (1.12%) Icinga
13 7 (1.12%) Cacti
14 6 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
15 5 (0.80%) Capistrano
16 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 116 (18.62%) Red Hat
2 99 (15.89%) VMware
3 39 (6.26%) Rackspace
4 35 (5.62%) Oracle
5 33 (5.30%) Microsoft
6 25 (4.01%) Splunk
7 20 (3.21%) New Relic
8 17 (2.73%) SaltStack
8 17 (2.73%) Atlassian
9 16 (2.57%) RightScale
10 15 (2.41%) Perforce
11 14 (2.25%) JBoss
11 14 (2.25%) Citrix
12 11 (1.77%) IBM
13 10 (1.61%) 29West
14 7 (1.12%) Akamai
14 7 (1.12%) Red Gate
14 7 (1.12%) EMC
15 6 (0.96%) Sun
16 5 (0.80%) Cisco
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