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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps Engineer
Rank 221 402 493
Rank change year-on-year
+181 +91
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 533 170 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.33% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.36% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 149 37
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £400 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £463
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -8.10%
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
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 18 December 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 18 December 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
(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 +182 520 £475 +5.55% 60
London +122 313 £475 +3.82% 32
South East +45 86 £475 +14.11% 8
City of London +48 59 £475 - 11
Leeds +32 49 £363 -14.70% 3
West Yorkshire +29 49 £363 -14.70% 4
Yorkshire +24 49 £363 -14.70% 6
South West -2 34 £450 -8.16% 5
Berkshire - 34 £488 - 2
Oxfordshire - 20 £500 - 3
Bristol +6 18 £450 -8.16% 3
Reading - 18 £463 - 2
North West +6 16 £438 -
East of England - 16 £475 - 6
Cambridgeshire - 14 £475 - 5
Oxford - 14 £500 - 1
Hampshire - 12 £428 -
Surrey +2 10 £413 +10.00% 3
Kent -2 5 £395 -4.24%
Scotland -7 4 £314 +1.20% 5
Manchester - 4 £450 -
East Midlands +10 3 £350 - 1
Wales - 3 £425 - 2
Nottingham - 3 £350 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £475 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £350 - 1
Woking - 2 - -
Swansea - 2 £481 -
Glasgow - 2 £213 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £375 - 1

DevOps Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 864 (100.00%) DevOps
2 639 (73.96%) Linux
3 599 (69.33%) Puppet
4 447 (51.74%) Opscode Chef
5 417 (48.26%) Agile Software Development
6 382 (44.21%) Jenkins
7 359 (41.55%) Continuous Integration
8 318 (36.81%) Ruby
9 314 (36.34%) Java
10 279 (32.29%) Python
11 259 (29.98%) Configuration Management
12 257 (29.75%) Git (software)
13 190 (21.99%) Scrum
14 189 (21.88%) Bash Shell
15 187 (21.64%) MongoDB
16 184 (21.30%) Perl
17 171 (19.79%) Apache
18 170 (19.68%) Amazon AWS
19 161 (18.63%) CentOS
20 160 (18.52%) Ubuntu
21 154 (17.82%) Windows
22 151 (17.48%) Red Hat
22 151 (17.48%) VMware
23 146 (16.90%) UNIX
24 145 (16.78%) PHP
25 142 (16.44%) Nagios
26 137 (15.86%) Open Source
27 122 (14.12%) Web Services
28 121 (14.00%) Maven
29 117 (13.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

DevOps Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 171 (19.79%) Apache
2 97 (11.23%) OpenStack
3 94 (10.88%) Tomcat
4 61 (7.06%) nginx
5 41 (4.75%) Confluence
6 39 (4.51%) Node.js
7 37 (4.28%) IIS
8 24 (2.78%) JBoss
9 21 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (1.85%) Apache Solr
11 13 (1.50%) Drupal
12 12 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (1.04%) CMS
14 8 (0.93%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.93%) Jetty
15 7 (0.81%) MediaWiki
16 6 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (0.69%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.69%) SharePoint
16 6 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (2.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.58%) RMDS
1 5 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.23%) Summit
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 170 (19.68%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (8.45%) PaaS
3 52 (6.02%) Amazon EC2
4 49 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 38 (4.40%) Amazon S3
5 38 (4.40%) IaaS
6 25 (2.89%) Amazon ELB
7 22 (2.55%) SaaS
8 17 (1.97%) Route 53
9 12 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.27%) Heroku
11 10 (1.16%) Engine Yard
12 5 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.35%) GitHub
13 3 (0.35%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.23%) ElastiCache
15 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 78 (9.03%) DNS
2 77 (8.91%) Firewall
3 40 (4.63%) TCP/IP
4 36 (4.17%) LDAP
5 35 (4.05%) Internet
6 31 (3.59%) SSL
7 30 (3.47%) HTTP
8 25 (2.89%) Network Security
9 21 (2.43%) VPN
10 19 (2.20%) LAN
10 19 (2.20%) WAN
11 18 (2.08%) DHCP
12 11 (1.27%) SAN
13 9 (1.04%) IPv6
13 9 (1.04%) VLAN
14 8 (0.93%) IPsec
15 7 (0.81%) EIGRP
15 7 (0.81%) OSPF
15 7 (0.81%) BGP
16 5 (0.58%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (21.64%) MongoDB
2 111 (12.85%) MySQL
3 98 (11.34%) NoSQL
4 63 (7.29%) PostgreSQL
5 53 (6.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 53 (6.13%) SQL Server
6 42 (4.86%) Relational Database
7 37 (4.28%) Redis
8 24 (2.78%) RDBMS
9 18 (2.08%) Big Data
9 18 (2.08%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (1.74%) CouchDB
12 13 (1.50%) Riak
12 13 (1.50%) DB2
13 12 (1.39%) MariaDB
14 11 (1.27%) Hypertable
14 11 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (0.93%) Couchbase
16 7 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 382 (44.21%) Jenkins
2 257 (29.75%) Git (software)
3 121 (14.00%) Maven
4 108 (12.50%) Subversion
5 93 (10.76%) TeamCity
6 65 (7.52%) JIRA
7 55 (6.37%) Hudson
8 53 (6.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 35 (4.05%) Ant
10 28 (3.24%) RSpec
11 20 (2.31%) Cucumber
12 18 (2.08%) Selenium
13 17 (1.97%) Artifactory
14 16 (1.85%) Gradle
15 12 (1.39%) Gerrit
16 11 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (1.27%) Fiddler
16 11 (1.27%) ClearCase
17 10 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
18 9 (1.04%) Bitbucket
General
1 43 (4.98%) Finance
2 37 (4.28%) Banking
3 20 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.08%) Publishing
5 14 (1.62%) Marketing
6 13 (1.50%) Front Office
7 12 (1.39%) Games
8 10 (1.16%) Retail
8 10 (1.16%) Advertising
9 6 (0.69%) Back Office
10 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.58%) Electronics
10 5 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.46%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.12%) Law
13 1 (0.12%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (14.12%) Web Services
2 79 (9.14%) .NET
3 55 (6.37%) LAMP
4 39 (4.51%) MCollective
5 25 (2.89%) RabbitMQ
6 20 (2.31%) HTML
7 14 (1.62%) XML
7 14 (1.62%) JSP
8 12 (1.39%) RESTful
8 12 (1.39%) WebSockets
9 11 (1.27%) REST
9 11 (1.27%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.81%) Middleware
10 7 (0.81%) Java EE
11 6 (0.69%) Software Packaging
11 6 (0.69%) JSON
11 6 (0.69%) SOAP
12 5 (0.58%) Regular Expression
12 5 (0.58%) WSGI
12 5 (0.58%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 137 (15.86%) Open Source
2 31 (3.59%) Computer Science
3 25 (2.89%) Clustering
4 24 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (2.31%) Mobile App
6 16 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.27%) Device Driver
8 10 (1.16%) Wiki
9 9 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.93%) Online Games
10 8 (0.93%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.69%) Replication
12 5 (0.58%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.58%) DTV
12 5 (0.58%) EFT
13 4 (0.46%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.46%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.35%) NHS
15 2 (0.23%) CMDB
15 2 (0.23%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 639 (73.96%) Linux
2 161 (18.63%) CentOS
3 160 (18.52%) Ubuntu
4 154 (17.82%) Windows
5 146 (16.90%) UNIX
6 117 (13.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (4.40%) Debian
8 35 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (2.20%) AIX
10 17 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.58%) Solaris
13 3 (0.35%) VMS
13 3 (0.35%) Fedora
14 2 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.12%) SmartOS
15 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 864 (100.00%) DevOps
2 417 (48.26%) Agile Software Development
3 359 (41.55%) Continuous Integration
4 259 (29.98%) Configuration Management
5 190 (21.99%) Scrum
6 56 (6.48%) E-Commerce
7 51 (5.90%) Build Automation
7 51 (5.90%) Load Balancing
8 49 (5.67%) SOA
9 44 (5.09%) Kanban
9 44 (5.09%) Software Engineering
10 40 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
11 39 (4.51%) Automated Testing
12 38 (4.40%) Release Management
13 37 (4.28%) TDD
14 35 (4.05%) Change Management
15 33 (3.82%) ITIL
16 30 (3.47%) OO
17 26 (3.01%) Service Delivery
18 24 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 318 (36.81%) Ruby
2 314 (36.34%) Java
3 279 (32.29%) Python
4 189 (21.88%) Bash Shell
5 184 (21.30%) Perl
6 145 (16.78%) PHP
7 88 (10.19%) PowerShell
8 80 (9.26%) SQL
9 72 (8.33%) Shell Script
10 60 (6.94%) JavaScript
11 32 (3.70%) C#
12 18 (2.08%) Scala
13 17 (1.97%) C
14 12 (1.39%) Golang
15 10 (1.16%) VBScript
15 10 (1.16%) C++
16 9 (1.04%) Korn
17 7 (0.81%) Clojure
18 6 (0.69%) VB
19 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 45 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 13 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
3 13 (1.50%) Degree
4 12 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (1.39%) CCNA
5 5 (0.58%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.23%) PhD
6 2 (0.23%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.56%) QA
2 10 (1.16%) SLA
3 2 (0.23%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (5.09%) vCloud
3 24 (2.78%) XenServer
4 22 (2.55%) Active Directory
5 19 (2.20%) vSphere
6 18 (2.08%) Samba
7 15 (1.74%) Xen
8 14 (1.62%) Varnish
9 13 (1.50%) KVM
10 11 (1.27%) Docker
11 9 (1.04%) Postfix
11 9 (1.04%) NFS
12 8 (0.93%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.81%) Hyper-V
13 7 (0.81%) VMware ESX
14 6 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.58%) Shibboleth
16 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.23%) LXC
Systems Management
1 599 (69.33%) Puppet
2 447 (51.74%) Opscode Chef
3 142 (16.44%) Nagios
4 109 (12.62%) Ansible
5 85 (9.84%) Vagrant
6 58 (6.71%) Graphite
7 57 (6.60%) Salt
8 47 (5.44%) ZABBIX
9 30 (3.47%) Zenoss
10 25 (2.89%) Kibana
11 24 (2.78%) collectd
12 23 (2.66%) Cobbler
13 21 (2.43%) Icinga
14 20 (2.31%) Opsview
15 19 (2.20%) Graylog2
16 16 (1.85%) HAProxy
17 15 (1.74%) Tivoli
18 12 (1.39%) CFEngine
19 9 (1.04%) SELinux
20 8 (0.93%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 151 (17.48%) Red Hat
1 151 (17.48%) VMware
2 68 (7.87%) Oracle
3 52 (6.02%) Microsoft
4 44 (5.09%) Splunk
5 37 (4.28%) Rackspace
6 31 (3.59%) SaltStack
7 28 (3.24%) Perforce
8 24 (2.78%) Atlassian
9 19 (2.20%) Citrix
9 19 (2.20%) New Relic
10 16 (1.85%) Akamai
11 14 (1.62%) F5
12 13 (1.50%) DigitalOcean
13 12 (1.39%) RightScale
14 11 (1.27%) IBM
15 10 (1.16%) Cisco
16 9 (1.04%) 29West
17 7 (0.81%) AppDynamics
17 7 (0.81%) SAP
City, London
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Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West England
People Source
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Immediate start
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ISL
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
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City of London
Rethink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
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Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £175 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
SDC
Rate: From £240 to £300 per day + benefits
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