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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Development Operations Engineer
Rank 97 215 240
Rank change year-on-year
+118 +25
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1180 630 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.32% 1.15% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 1.21% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 465 434
Median daily rate £500 £463 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £571 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £75.00 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
48175 51856 52713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31544 33013 33319
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1684 2028 2169
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +105 1141 £513 +7.89% 212
London +67 808 £525 +10.52% 106
City of London +53 114 £525 +10.52% 26
Yorkshire +45 74 £475 +11.76% 15
North West +20 60 £430 +7.50% 22
South East +19 58 £488 +8.33% 24
North East +4 44 £340 -24.44% 7
Manchester +23 43 £430 +7.50% 17
Tyne and Wear +5 43 £340 -24.44% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 41 £340 -24.44% 6
West Yorkshire +28 39 £425 +6.25% 7
South Yorkshire +18 34 £538 +7.50% 8
Sheffield +17 34 £538 +7.50% 8
Leeds +26 30 £463 +19.35% 6
East of England +9 29 £480 +6.66% 11
West Midlands -12 28 £500 +5.26% 5
South West +24 27 £475 +11.76% 16
Croydon +4 25 £516 +8.68%
Berkshire +18 18 £500 +5.26% 7
Scotland +12 18 £425 +30.76% 7
Hampshire +23 15 £525 +40.93% 3
Wiltshire - 15 £481 - 4
Wales +4 14 £375 +5.26%
Hertfordshire +5 12 £475 +22.58% 5
Birmingham +2 12 £500 - 1
Oxfordshire +8 11 £400 +66.66% 4
Edinburgh +26 10 £438 +34.61% 7
Surrey -1 9 £520 +15.55% 5
Swindon - 9 £438 - 1
Bristol +3 8 £538 +43.33% 6

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 2450 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1606 (65.55%) Linux
3 1366 (55.76%) Puppet
4 1082 (44.16%) Amazon AWS
5 1078 (44.00%) Ansible
6 1016 (41.47%) Jenkins
7 978 (39.92%) Agile Software Development
8 915 (37.35%) Python
9 911 (37.18%) Docker
10 842 (34.37%) Continuous Integration
11 833 (34.00%) Opscode Chef
12 691 (28.20%) Ruby
13 676 (27.59%) Git (software)
14 624 (25.47%) Configuration Management
15 619 (25.27%) Java
16 469 (19.14%) Bash Shell
17 400 (16.33%) VMware
18 385 (15.71%) Continuous Delivery
19 354 (14.45%) Unix
20 338 (13.80%) Kubernetes
21 333 (13.59%) Scrum
22 330 (13.47%) CentOS
22 330 (13.47%) Terraform
23 329 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
24 321 (13.10%) Security Cleared
25 319 (13.02%) Perl
26 316 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 313 (12.78%) Apache
28 310 (12.65%) JIRA
29 295 (12.04%) Red Hat

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
1 313 (12.78%) Apache
2 238 (9.71%) Confluence
3 218 (8.90%) OpenStack
4 199 (8.12%) Tomcat
5 176 (7.18%) Elasticsearch
6 134 (5.47%) nginx
7 90 (3.67%) JBoss
8 88 (3.59%) WebSphere
9 82 (3.35%) WebLogic
10 64 (2.61%) IIS
11 51 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
12 43 (1.76%) Jetty
13 36 (1.47%) Apache Spark
14 29 (1.18%) WildFly
15 24 (0.98%) Mule ESB
16 19 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
17 11 (0.45%) Apache Solr
17 11 (0.45%) CloudStack
17 11 (0.45%) Mongrel
18 10 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 79 (3.22%) HipChat
2 29 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (0.73%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.041%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.041%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.041%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.041%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1082 (44.16%) Amazon AWS
2 329 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 173 (7.06%) GitHub
4 169 (6.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 164 (6.69%) Amazon EC2
6 125 (5.10%) PaaS
7 112 (4.57%) Amazon S3
8 104 (4.24%) IaaS
9 58 (2.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 55 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
11 54 (2.20%) Route 53
12 44 (1.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 42 (1.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 41 (1.67%) SaaS
15 39 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
16 28 (1.14%) CloudFront
16 28 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
17 27 (1.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 22 (0.90%) OpenShift
19 21 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 182 (7.43%) DNS
2 138 (5.63%) TCP/IP
3 124 (5.06%) HTTP
4 121 (4.94%) Firewall
5 120 (4.90%) SSL
6 91 (3.71%) OpenVPN
7 82 (3.35%) VPN
8 81 (3.31%) OpenLDAP
8 81 (3.31%) SSH
9 59 (2.41%) LDAP
10 43 (1.76%) Reverse Proxy
11 41 (1.67%) Network Security
12 38 (1.55%) DHCP
12 38 (1.55%) Internet
13 22 (0.90%) Kerberos
14 20 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
15 15 (0.61%) DMZ
16 14 (0.57%) SMTP
17 13 (0.53%) FTP
18 11 (0.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (11.63%) PostgreSQL
2 198 (8.08%) MySQL
3 193 (7.88%) MongoDB
4 186 (7.59%) Hadoop
5 131 (5.35%) Big Data
6 118 (4.82%) NoSQL
7 98 (4.00%) SQL Server
8 92 (3.76%) Amazon RDS
9 78 (3.18%) Redis
10 53 (2.16%) Relational Database
11 48 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 32 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 28 (1.14%) Apache Hive
14 24 (0.98%) RDBMS
15 17 (0.69%) Oracle Database
16 14 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
17 11 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
18 9 (0.37%) DB2
18 9 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
19 7 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1016 (41.47%) Jenkins
2 676 (27.59%) Git (software)
3 310 (12.65%) JIRA
4 254 (10.37%) Maven
5 205 (8.37%) Sonatype Nexus
6 190 (7.76%) Vagrant
7 141 (5.76%) Ant
8 140 (5.71%) TeamCity
9 131 (5.35%) Bitbucket
10 121 (4.94%) SonarQube
11 118 (4.82%) Subversion
12 99 (4.04%) JUnit
13 94 (3.84%) Octopus Deploy
14 89 (3.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 81 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
16 78 (3.18%) JIRA Agile
17 74 (3.02%) Liquibase
18 55 (2.24%) Hudson
19 49 (2.00%) Mercurial
20 47 (1.92%) GitLab
General
1 287 (11.71%) Finance
2 113 (4.61%) Banking
3 67 (2.73%) Retail
4 31 (1.27%) Marketing
5 30 (1.22%) Financial Institution
6 26 (1.06%) Front Office
7 22 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 20 (0.82%) Games
9 18 (0.73%) Publishing
10 16 (0.65%) Advertising
10 16 (0.65%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.33%) Law
12 7 (0.29%) Electronics
12 7 (0.29%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.12%) Automotive
13 3 (0.12%) Back Office
13 3 (0.12%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.082%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.041%) Billing
15 1 (0.041%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (9.27%) Web Services
2 163 (6.65%) ELK Stack
3 139 (5.67%) .NET
4 107 (4.37%) LAMP
5 104 (4.24%) Software Packaging
6 103 (4.20%) Node.js
7 95 (3.88%) MCollective
8 90 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
9 74 (3.02%) LEMP Stack
10 67 (2.73%) LAPP Stack
11 58 (2.37%) JSON
12 53 (2.16%) HTML
13 51 (2.08%) Middleware
14 40 (1.63%) REST
15 38 (1.55%) Spring
16 36 (1.47%) J2EE
17 35 (1.43%) Sensu
17 35 (1.43%) XML
18 28 (1.14%) AngularJS
18 28 (1.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 108 (4.41%) Public Cloud
2 65 (2.65%) Private Cloud
3 64 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (2.45%) Data Centre
5 24 (0.98%) Computer Science
5 24 (0.98%) Mobile App
6 23 (0.94%) Fintech
7 22 (0.90%) Clustering
8 21 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (0.65%) Digital Media
10 15 (0.61%) Credit Risk
10 15 (0.61%) Hedge funds
11 14 (0.57%) Algorithms
11 14 (0.57%) Replication
12 11 (0.45%) PKI
13 10 (0.41%) Enterprise Cloud
14 9 (0.37%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.37%) iPad
15 8 (0.33%) DataPower
15 8 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1606 (65.55%) Linux
2 354 (14.45%) Unix
3 330 (13.47%) CentOS
4 316 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 294 (12.00%) Windows
6 182 (7.43%) Ubuntu
7 80 (3.27%) Windows Server
8 79 (3.22%) CoreOS
9 41 (1.67%) RancherOS
10 35 (1.43%) Debian
11 31 (1.27%) AIX
12 29 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (0.82%) Fedora
15 13 (0.53%) SUSE
16 9 (0.37%) Solaris
17 6 (0.24%) zOS
18 5 (0.20%) Apple iOS
19 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
20 3 (0.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2450 (100.00%) DevOps
2 978 (39.92%) Agile Software Development
3 842 (34.37%) Continuous Integration
4 624 (25.47%) Configuration Management
5 385 (15.71%) Continuous Delivery
6 333 (13.59%) Scrum
7 279 (11.39%) Open Source
8 141 (5.76%) Continuous Deployment
9 129 (5.27%) High Availability
10 127 (5.18%) E-Commerce
11 124 (5.06%) Migration
12 114 (4.65%) Load Balancing
13 104 (4.24%) Service Management
14 93 (3.80%) Microservices
15 91 (3.71%) Release Management
16 88 (3.59%) Web Operations
17 85 (3.47%) Coaching
18 83 (3.39%) Software Engineering
19 81 (3.31%) Build Automation
19 81 (3.31%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 915 (37.35%) Python
2 691 (28.20%) Ruby
3 619 (25.27%) Java
4 469 (19.14%) Bash Shell
5 319 (13.02%) Perl
6 237 (9.67%) PowerShell
7 185 (7.55%) SQL
8 171 (6.98%) Shell Script
9 160 (6.53%) PHP
10 141 (5.76%) Go
11 121 (4.94%) JavaScript
12 82 (3.35%) C#
13 69 (2.82%) Scala
14 48 (1.96%) C++
15 37 (1.51%) C
16 31 (1.27%) Groovy
17 19 (0.78%) R
18 10 (0.41%) Clojure
18 10 (0.41%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 321 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 258 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 71 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 57 (2.33%) Degree
5 37 (1.51%) CTC Cleared
6 31 (1.27%) DV Cleared
7 27 (1.10%) AWS Certification
8 11 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.37%) CCA
10 7 (0.29%) MCSA
10 7 (0.29%) MCSE
11 6 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.16%) RHCE
13 2 (0.082%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.082%) MCSD
14 1 (0.041%) CCEA
14 1 (0.041%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.041%) CISSP
14 1 (0.041%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.041%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (2.78%) QA
2 28 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 26 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.082%) GCP
6 1 (0.041%) SLA
System Software
1 911 (37.18%) Docker
2 192 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (5.84%) vCloud
4 85 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
5 84 (3.43%) Squid
6 77 (3.14%) Postfix
7 64 (2.61%) etcd
8 50 (2.04%) flannel
9 48 (1.96%) Xen
10 44 (1.80%) Active Directory
11 30 (1.22%) HDFS
11 30 (1.22%) vSphere
12 25 (1.02%) KVM
13 18 (0.73%) Hyper-V
14 17 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
15 16 (0.65%) VirtualBox
16 12 (0.49%) Ceph
17 11 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
18 9 (0.37%) GlusterFS
18 9 (0.37%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1366 (55.76%) Puppet
2 1078 (44.00%) Ansible
3 833 (34.00%) Opscode Chef
4 338 (13.80%) Kubernetes
5 330 (13.47%) Terraform
6 167 (6.82%) logstash
7 152 (6.20%) ZABBIX
8 140 (5.71%) Rancher
9 135 (5.51%) Kibana
10 107 (4.37%) Salt
11 97 (3.96%) Mesos
12 84 (3.43%) Nagios
13 68 (2.78%) Packer
14 63 (2.57%) Consul
15 55 (2.24%) Marathon
16 50 (2.04%) HAProxy
17 44 (1.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 44 (1.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
18 40 (1.63%) Graphite
19 31 (1.27%) Grafana
Vendors
1 400 (16.33%) VMware
2 295 (12.04%) Red Hat
3 208 (8.49%) Atlassian
4 206 (8.41%) Oracle
5 146 (5.96%) Microsoft
6 98 (4.00%) Splunk
7 88 (3.59%) Sonatype
8 74 (3.02%) SaltStack
9 67 (2.73%) IBM
10 53 (2.16%) New Relic
11 52 (2.12%) Rackspace
12 47 (1.92%) Google
13 39 (1.59%) Hortonworks
14 37 (1.51%) AppDynamics
15 33 (1.35%) HP
16 32 (1.31%) Cisco
17 21 (0.86%) Informatica
17 21 (0.86%) Siebel
18 20 (0.82%) MuleSoft
19 18 (0.73%) Axway
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £295 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 600 - 750
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Excellent
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Searchability
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: Up to £510 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £290 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £515 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £430 per day 12 Months
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £295 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Salt
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £750 per day
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East London
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