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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DevOps Engineer
Rank 245 335 488
Rank change year-on-year
+90 +153
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 461 282 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.52% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.56% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 215 50
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£450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -

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
51405 50272 44109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31215 30675 25226
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 1987 2178
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 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 +99 443 £450 +2.27% 121
London +18 239 £475 +3.82% 79
City of London +34 54 £494 +0.25% 24
South East +13 52 £375 -6.25% 10
Yorkshire +24 51 £350 +12.90% 5
West Yorkshire +26 38 £350 +12.90% 4
Leeds +26 33 £350 +12.90% 3
South West +9 32 £450 - 9
North West -22 26 £425 +11.47% 4
East Midlands - 26 £500 -
Hampshire +3 23 £330 -16.19% 4
Bristol +10 21 £450 +9.09% 7
Cheshire -5 19 £431 +13.11% 2
Chester +9 18 £438 +20.68%
Nottinghamshire - 14 £575 -
Oxfordshire - 14 £350 - 1
South Yorkshire - 12 £400 - 1
Northamptonshire - 12 £500 -
Northampton - 12 £500 -
East of England +19 11 £375 -6.25% 7
Nottingham - 11 £575 -
Southampton -7 10 £380 -5.00% 2
Berkshire - 10 £413 - 1
Oxford - 9 £340 -
Sheffield - 9 £400 - 1
Wales -12 8 £350 -
Cardiff +11 6 £350 -6.66%
Cambridge +9 6 £375 -25.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +6 6 £375 -21.05% 5
South Wales +3 6 £350 -6.66%

DevOps Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 944 (100.00%) DevOps
2 711 (75.32%) Linux
3 661 (70.02%) Puppet
4 454 (48.09%) Opscode Chef
5 420 (44.49%) Jenkins
6 393 (41.63%) Continuous Integration
7 379 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
8 376 (39.83%) Python
9 374 (39.62%) Ruby
10 365 (38.67%) Amazon AWS
11 345 (36.55%) Configuration Management
12 303 (32.10%) Java
13 258 (27.33%) Git (software)
14 255 (27.01%) Bash Shell
15 215 (22.78%) Windows
16 203 (21.50%) Perl
17 201 (21.29%) MongoDB
18 197 (20.87%) Ansible
19 182 (19.28%) VMware
20 175 (18.54%) Apache
21 173 (18.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 172 (18.22%) MySQL
22 172 (18.22%) Red Hat
23 160 (16.95%) UNIX
24 148 (15.68%) PHP
25 142 (15.04%) CentOS
26 139 (14.72%) Web Services
27 136 (14.41%) Scrum
28 132 (13.98%) TeamCity
29 131 (13.88%) Ubuntu

DevOps Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 175 (18.54%) Apache
2 114 (12.08%) OpenStack
3 95 (10.06%) Tomcat
4 83 (8.79%) nginx
5 68 (7.20%) IIS
6 43 (4.56%) Node.js
7 40 (4.24%) Confluence
8 27 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (2.01%) Cloud Foundry
9 19 (2.01%) JBoss
10 16 (1.69%) WebLogic
11 14 (1.48%) WebSphere
11 14 (1.48%) MediaWiki
12 11 (1.17%) CMS
12 11 (1.17%) Drupal
12 11 (1.17%) Jetty
13 7 (0.74%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.53%) uWSGI
14 5 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.11%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 365 (38.67%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (7.20%) PaaS
3 66 (6.99%) AWS CloudFormation
4 61 (6.46%) Amazon EC2
5 55 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 35 (3.71%) Amazon S3
7 28 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (2.75%) Amazon ELB
9 24 (2.54%) IaaS
10 16 (1.69%) Route 53
11 15 (1.59%) Heroku
11 15 (1.59%) Engine Yard
12 12 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 11 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 11 (1.17%) SaaS
14 8 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.74%) Google App Engine
15 7 (0.74%) GitHub
16 5 (0.53%) Office 365
17 4 (0.42%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 95 (10.06%) DNS
2 85 (9.00%) Firewall
3 75 (7.94%) TCP/IP
4 62 (6.57%) Network Security
5 48 (5.08%) HTTP
6 45 (4.77%) SSL
7 43 (4.56%) DHCP
8 36 (3.81%) Internet
9 31 (3.28%) LDAP
10 28 (2.97%) IPsec
11 25 (2.65%) VPN
12 22 (2.33%) LAN
13 21 (2.22%) FTP
13 21 (2.22%) WAN
14 19 (2.01%) VLAN
15 13 (1.38%) SAN
16 12 (1.27%) IPv6
16 12 (1.27%) OSPF
16 12 (1.27%) BGP
17 10 (1.06%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (21.29%) MongoDB
2 172 (18.22%) MySQL
3 106 (11.23%) NoSQL
4 78 (8.26%) PostgreSQL
5 74 (7.84%) SQL Server
6 63 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 53 (5.61%) Redis
8 43 (4.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 38 (4.03%) RDBMS
10 28 (2.97%) Hadoop
10 28 (2.97%) CouchDB
11 18 (1.91%) Big Data
12 17 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
13 15 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (1.59%) Hypertable
13 15 (1.59%) Riak
14 10 (1.06%) MariaDB
15 9 (0.95%) Couchbase
15 9 (0.95%) SimpleDB
16 8 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 420 (44.49%) Jenkins
2 258 (27.33%) Git (software)
3 132 (13.98%) TeamCity
4 124 (13.14%) Subversion
5 103 (10.91%) Maven
6 73 (7.73%) JIRA
7 65 (6.89%) Hudson
8 53 (5.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 29 (3.07%) Ant
10 21 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 20 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (2.12%) Cucumber
12 19 (2.01%) Gradle
12 19 (2.01%) Mercurial
13 15 (1.59%) Fiddler
14 14 (1.48%) Artifactory
14 14 (1.48%) MSBuild
15 13 (1.38%) Gerrit
16 10 (1.06%) RSpec
16 10 (1.06%) JUnit
General
1 45 (4.77%) Finance
2 27 (2.86%) Publishing
3 25 (2.65%) Games
4 17 (1.80%) Banking
4 17 (1.80%) Retail
4 17 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.69%) Marketing
6 13 (1.38%) Legal
7 8 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.85%) Electronics
8 6 (0.64%) Advertising
9 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.11%) Billing
10 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.11%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (14.72%) Web Services
2 91 (9.64%) .NET
3 42 (4.45%) RabbitMQ
4 36 (3.81%) MCollective
5 35 (3.71%) LAMP
6 17 (1.80%) Kafka
7 15 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
7 15 (1.59%) Django
8 12 (1.27%) XML
9 10 (1.06%) Servlets
9 10 (1.06%) J2EE
10 9 (0.95%) Java EE
11 8 (0.85%) HTML
12 7 (0.74%) SOAP
12 7 (0.74%) JSON
12 7 (0.74%) RESTful
12 7 (0.74%) Play Framework
13 6 (0.64%) REST
14 5 (0.53%) Regular Expression
14 5 (0.53%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 124 (13.14%) Open Source
2 37 (3.92%) Hybrid Cloud
3 36 (3.81%) Clustering
4 33 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (2.33%) Private Cloud
7 20 (2.12%) Device Driver
8 18 (1.91%) Public Cloud
9 17 (1.80%) Mobile App
9 17 (1.80%) Online Games
10 16 (1.69%) Computer Science
10 16 (1.69%) Wiki
11 14 (1.48%) Digital Media
12 11 (1.17%) Replication
13 8 (0.85%) DTV
14 5 (0.53%) PKI
14 5 (0.53%) Hedge funds
15 4 (0.42%) NHS
15 4 (0.42%) Client/Server
16 2 (0.21%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 711 (75.32%) Linux
2 215 (22.78%) Windows
3 173 (18.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 160 (16.95%) UNIX
5 142 (15.04%) CentOS
6 131 (13.88%) Ubuntu
7 40 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (2.97%) Debian
9 16 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.64%) Solaris
11 6 (0.64%) Fedora
11 6 (0.64%) Amazon Linux
12 4 (0.42%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.42%) Android
13 3 (0.32%) AIX
14 2 (0.21%) VMS
14 2 (0.21%) Scientific Linux
14 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 944 (100.00%) DevOps
2 393 (41.63%) Continuous Integration
3 379 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
4 345 (36.55%) Configuration Management
5 136 (14.41%) Scrum
6 101 (10.70%) Continuous Delivery
7 88 (9.32%) Load Balancing
8 76 (8.05%) Automated Testing
9 59 (6.25%) Build Automation
10 51 (5.40%) Release Management
11 48 (5.08%) E-Commerce
12 43 (4.56%) Change Management
13 39 (4.13%) SOA
14 36 (3.81%) Software Engineering
14 36 (3.81%) Continuous Improvement
15 35 (3.71%) Kanban
16 29 (3.07%) TDD
17 28 (2.97%) Service Delivery
18 26 (2.75%) Microservices
19 25 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 376 (39.83%) Python
2 374 (39.62%) Ruby
3 303 (32.10%) Java
4 255 (27.01%) Bash Shell
5 203 (21.50%) Perl
6 148 (15.68%) PHP
7 111 (11.76%) SQL
8 98 (10.38%) PowerShell
9 69 (7.31%) Shell Script
10 47 (4.98%) C#
11 28 (2.97%) C
12 24 (2.54%) JavaScript
13 21 (2.22%) Korn
14 20 (2.12%) Scala
15 19 (2.01%) C++
16 17 (1.80%) Go
17 16 (1.69%) Groovy
18 3 (0.32%) R
19 2 (0.21%) Haskell
19 2 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (5.30%) Security Cleared
2 36 (3.81%) SC Cleared
3 22 (2.33%) Degree
4 13 (1.38%) CCNA
4 13 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.53%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.53%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.11%) PhD
7 1 (0.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.36%) QA
2 5 (0.53%) SLA
3 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 92 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (7.42%) Docker
3 38 (4.03%) vSphere
4 34 (3.60%) vCloud
5 25 (2.65%) Active Directory
6 22 (2.33%) Varnish
7 21 (2.22%) XenServer
8 20 (2.12%) Hyper-V
9 19 (2.01%) Postfix
10 18 (1.91%) iptables
11 17 (1.80%) Samba
12 14 (1.48%) VirtualBox
13 10 (1.06%) NFS
14 8 (0.85%) Xen
15 7 (0.74%) KVM
16 6 (0.64%) VMware ESX
17 5 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
17 5 (0.53%) Shibboleth
17 5 (0.53%) LXC
17 5 (0.53%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 661 (70.02%) Puppet
2 454 (48.09%) Opscode Chef
3 197 (20.87%) Ansible
4 131 (13.88%) Nagios
5 73 (7.73%) Salt
6 63 (6.67%) Vagrant
7 60 (6.36%) ZABBIX
8 55 (5.83%) Graphite
9 39 (4.13%) Cobbler
10 27 (2.86%) Kibana
10 27 (2.86%) collectd
11 26 (2.75%) HAProxy
12 22 (2.33%) Icinga
13 19 (2.01%) Zenoss
14 17 (1.80%) Opsview
15 16 (1.69%) logstash
16 15 (1.59%) CFEngine
17 13 (1.38%) Tivoli
18 10 (1.06%) SELinux
19 9 (0.95%) Graylog
Vendors
1 182 (19.28%) VMware
2 172 (18.22%) Red Hat
3 102 (10.81%) Oracle
4 61 (6.46%) Microsoft
5 42 (4.45%) Splunk
6 35 (3.71%) Perforce
7 32 (3.39%) New Relic
8 30 (3.18%) Rackspace
9 23 (2.44%) SaltStack
10 22 (2.33%) Citrix
11 19 (2.01%) Akamai
11 19 (2.01%) Atlassian
12 15 (1.59%) Cisco
13 14 (1.48%) F5
14 13 (1.38%) Google
14 13 (1.38%) AppDynamics
15 8 (0.85%) Sybase
15 8 (0.85%) SAP
16 7 (0.74%) IBM
16 7 (0.74%) Adobe
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