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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DevOps Engineer
Rank 247 341 449
Rank change year-on-year
+94 +108
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 501 291 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.53% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.58% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 221 112
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £425 £445
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 +96 473 £425 -3.40% 110
London +51 267 £450 - 61
City of London +22 68 £463 -2.63% 20
East of England +58 66 £400 -5.88% 14
Cambridgeshire +47 54 £388 -8.82% 12
Cambridge +34 51 £388 -8.82% 11
South East +13 42 £450 +5.88% 7
Yorkshire +11 41 £400 +23.07% 8
West Yorkshire -6 24 £415 +32.80% 8
North West -10 24 £475 +11.76% 8
Leeds -7 23 £415 +32.80% 6
Wales +16 22 £390 -17.89%
South West -17 21 £475 +15.15% 2
Surrey +11 15 £550 +12.82% 1
South Wales - 15 £360 -
Cheshire +1 12 £438 - 2
Chester +1 11 £438 - 1
Hampshire -2 10 £385 +10.39%
Devon - 10 £420 -
Bristol -13 9 £513 +28.12% 1
Cardiff - 9 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 9 - -
Berkshire +8 8 £450 +5.88% 3
Hertfordshire - 8 £425 - 2
Plymouth - 8 £420 -
Reading +3 7 £450 - 2
North Yorkshire - 7 £400 -
Lancashire +13 6 £488 +8.33%
York - 6 £400 -
Newport - 6 £365 -

DevOps Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 960 (100.00%) DevOps
2 707 (73.65%) Linux
3 649 (67.60%) Puppet
4 500 (52.08%) Opscode Chef
5 420 (43.75%) Jenkins
6 409 (42.60%) Amazon AWS
7 364 (37.92%) Python
8 340 (35.42%) Ruby
9 334 (34.79%) Java
10 326 (33.96%) Continuous Integration
11 309 (32.19%) Configuration Management
12 299 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
13 260 (27.08%) Git (software)
14 252 (26.25%) Ansible
15 231 (24.06%) Bash Shell
16 207 (21.56%) Windows
17 193 (20.10%) Perl
18 178 (18.54%) MongoDB
19 174 (18.13%) Red Hat
20 170 (17.71%) MySQL
21 167 (17.40%) Web Services
21 167 (17.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 161 (16.77%) VMware
23 154 (16.04%) UNIX
24 150 (15.63%) Docker
25 149 (15.52%) PHP
26 144 (15.00%) Apache
27 125 (13.02%) CentOS
28 121 (12.60%) Vagrant
29 119 (12.40%) Open Source

DevOps Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 144 (15.00%) Apache
2 107 (11.15%) Tomcat
3 97 (10.10%) OpenStack
4 77 (8.02%) nginx
5 73 (7.60%) IIS
6 42 (4.38%) Node.js
6 42 (4.38%) Confluence
7 32 (3.33%) JBoss
8 28 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (2.50%) WebLogic
10 22 (2.29%) WebSphere
11 13 (1.35%) Jetty
12 11 (1.15%) Drupal
13 10 (1.04%) CMS
13 10 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.73%) Apache Qpid
14 7 (0.73%) MediaWiki
14 7 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (0.63%) Mule ESB
16 4 (0.42%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (0.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.21%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.10%) AWD
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 409 (42.60%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (8.23%) Amazon EC2
3 55 (5.73%) AWS CloudFormation
4 52 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 46 (4.79%) Amazon S3
6 32 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
7 26 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (2.50%) Route 53
9 22 (2.29%) PaaS
10 19 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (1.25%) SaaS
12 12 (1.25%) IaaS
13 11 (1.15%) Google App Engine
14 10 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
15 8 (0.83%) GitHub
15 8 (0.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 6 (0.63%) SoftLayer
16 6 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 5 (0.52%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 82 (8.54%) DNS
2 58 (6.04%) Firewall
3 53 (5.52%) TCP/IP
3 53 (5.52%) Network Security
4 39 (4.06%) HTTP
4 39 (4.06%) SSL
5 28 (2.92%) VPN
5 28 (2.92%) DHCP
6 24 (2.50%) Internet
7 22 (2.29%) LDAP
8 18 (1.88%) IPsec
9 16 (1.67%) FTP
10 14 (1.46%) LAN
11 13 (1.35%) WAN
12 10 (1.04%) SMTP
13 9 (0.94%) SSH
13 9 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (0.73%) VLAN
14 7 (0.73%) BGP
15 6 (0.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (18.54%) MongoDB
2 170 (17.71%) MySQL
3 87 (9.06%) PostgreSQL
4 78 (8.13%) SQL Server
5 74 (7.71%) NoSQL
6 64 (6.67%) Redis
7 49 (5.10%) Relational Database
8 29 (3.02%) RDBMS
9 28 (2.92%) Hadoop
10 27 (2.81%) Amazon RDS
11 25 (2.60%) CouchDB
12 16 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (0.83%) Couchbase
15 7 (0.73%) SimpleDB
15 7 (0.73%) DB2
16 5 (0.52%) Big Data
17 4 (0.42%) Oracle Database
17 4 (0.42%) InfluxDB
17 4 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 420 (43.75%) Jenkins
2 260 (27.08%) Git (software)
3 94 (9.79%) Subversion
4 88 (9.17%) JIRA
5 81 (8.44%) Maven
6 77 (8.02%) Hudson
7 72 (7.50%) TeamCity
8 38 (3.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 31 (3.23%) Ant
10 30 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (2.40%) Artifactory
12 21 (2.19%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (1.56%) Mercurial
13 15 (1.56%) Gerrit
13 15 (1.56%) Cucumber
14 13 (1.35%) Gradle
15 11 (1.15%) MSBuild
16 9 (0.94%) Selenium
17 8 (0.83%) ClearCase
17 8 (0.83%) SoapUI
General
1 61 (6.35%) Finance
2 35 (3.65%) Banking
3 23 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.29%) Retail
5 20 (2.08%) Games
6 17 (1.77%) Publishing
7 12 (1.25%) Legal
8 11 (1.15%) Marketing
9 4 (0.42%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.42%) Advertising
9 4 (0.42%) Electronics
10 3 (0.31%) Automotive
11 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.21%) Front Office
11 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.10%) Billing
12 1 (0.10%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (17.40%) Web Services
2 104 (10.83%) .NET
3 57 (5.94%) LAMP
4 55 (5.73%) RabbitMQ
5 33 (3.44%) Kafka
6 24 (2.50%) HTML
7 23 (2.40%) J2EE
8 19 (1.98%) MCollective
9 17 (1.77%) Java EE
10 16 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
11 15 (1.56%) SOAP
12 14 (1.46%) Servlets
12 14 (1.46%) REST
13 13 (1.35%) Memcached
14 11 (1.15%) RESTful
15 9 (0.94%) Django
16 8 (0.83%) CSS
16 8 (0.83%) Spring
17 7 (0.73%) JSP
17 7 (0.73%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 43 (4.48%) Data Centre
2 26 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (2.19%) Private Cloud
3 21 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
4 20 (2.08%) Clustering
5 19 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 18 (1.88%) Public Cloud
7 15 (1.56%) Digital Media
8 12 (1.25%) Online Games
9 9 (0.94%) PKI
10 8 (0.83%) Cryptography
10 8 (0.83%) Wiki
11 6 (0.63%) Device Driver
12 5 (0.52%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.52%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.42%) DataPower
13 4 (0.42%) Statistics
13 4 (0.42%) DTV
13 4 (0.42%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 707 (73.65%) Linux
2 207 (21.56%) Windows
3 167 (17.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 154 (16.04%) UNIX
5 125 (13.02%) CentOS
6 88 (9.17%) Ubuntu
7 27 (2.81%) Debian
8 26 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (1.04%) AIX
12 7 (0.73%) Solaris
13 5 (0.52%) Android
14 4 (0.42%) FreeBSD
14 4 (0.42%) Amazon Linux
14 4 (0.42%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.42%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.31%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 960 (100.00%) DevOps
2 326 (33.96%) Continuous Integration
3 309 (32.19%) Configuration Management
4 299 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
5 119 (12.40%) Open Source
6 112 (11.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 80 (8.33%) Scrum
8 76 (7.92%) Load Balancing
9 61 (6.35%) E-Commerce
10 32 (3.33%) TDD
11 31 (3.23%) Automated Testing
11 31 (3.23%) Migration
12 30 (3.13%) Data Management
13 28 (2.92%) Software Engineering
13 28 (2.92%) Microservices
14 27 (2.81%) Software Delivery
14 27 (2.81%) Release Management
15 24 (2.50%) SDLC
16 23 (2.40%) SOA
17 21 (2.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 364 (37.92%) Python
2 340 (35.42%) Ruby
3 334 (34.79%) Java
4 231 (24.06%) Bash Shell
5 193 (20.10%) Perl
6 149 (15.52%) PHP
7 113 (11.77%) SQL
8 93 (9.69%) PowerShell
9 54 (5.63%) Shell Script
10 46 (4.79%) JavaScript
11 36 (3.75%) C#
12 29 (3.02%) C++
13 21 (2.19%) Scala
14 18 (1.88%) Go
15 10 (1.04%) C
16 8 (0.83%) Korn
17 5 (0.52%) Groovy
18 4 (0.42%) Jython
19 3 (0.31%) Fortran
19 3 (0.31%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 42 (4.38%) Security Cleared
2 32 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 13 (1.35%) Degree
4 8 (0.83%) CCNA
4 8 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.42%) VCAP
6 3 (0.31%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.10%) PhD
8 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.46%) QA
2 5 (0.52%) SLA
3 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 150 (15.63%) Docker
2 69 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.38%) vCloud
4 30 (3.13%) vSphere
5 18 (1.88%) VirtualBox
6 14 (1.46%) Varnish
7 13 (1.35%) VMware ESX
8 12 (1.25%) Active Directory
9 11 (1.15%) Hyper-V
10 10 (1.04%) Postfix
10 10 (1.04%) Samba
10 10 (1.04%) XenServer
11 9 (0.94%) KVM
12 8 (0.83%) iptables
13 6 (0.63%) QEMU
13 6 (0.63%) Xen
14 4 (0.42%) LXC
15 3 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
16 2 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 649 (67.60%) Puppet
2 500 (52.08%) Opscode Chef
3 252 (26.25%) Ansible
4 121 (12.60%) Vagrant
5 100 (10.42%) Nagios
6 78 (8.13%) Salt
7 47 (4.90%) Graphite
8 45 (4.69%) ZABBIX
9 31 (3.23%) Kibana
9 31 (3.23%) logstash
10 24 (2.50%) Zenoss
10 24 (2.50%) Rundeck
11 22 (2.29%) Opsview
11 22 (2.29%) HAProxy
12 21 (2.19%) Cobbler
13 13 (1.35%) Icinga
14 12 (1.25%) Tivoli
14 12 (1.25%) BladeLogic
15 11 (1.15%) Capistrano
15 11 (1.15%) Mesos
Vendors
1 174 (18.13%) Red Hat
2 161 (16.77%) VMware
3 91 (9.48%) Oracle
4 57 (5.94%) Microsoft
4 57 (5.94%) Splunk
5 32 (3.33%) New Relic
6 30 (3.13%) Rackspace
7 28 (2.92%) Atlassian
8 26 (2.71%) Perforce
9 21 (2.19%) Google
10 19 (1.98%) SaltStack
11 18 (1.88%) IBM
12 15 (1.56%) AppDynamics
13 13 (1.35%) F5
14 12 (1.25%) Cisco
14 12 (1.25%) Serena
15 11 (1.15%) Riverbed
15 11 (1.15%) Tealeaf
16 10 (1.04%) Citrix
17 9 (0.94%) hybris
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