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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Development Operations Engineer
UK
Rank 95 183 221
Rank change year-on-year
+88 +38
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1075 680 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.40% 1.34% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 1.41% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 496 389
Median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £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 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
UK excluding London median 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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +83 1023 £513 +7.89% 171
London +50 715 £525 +10.52% 102
City of London +26 94 £550 +10.00% 25
Yorkshire +18 73 £500 +17.64% 20
North West +30 65 £430 +10.25% 11
South East +22 61 £475 +5.55% 20
Manchester +24 45 £425 +20.56% 8
North East +21 43 £320 -36.94% 2
Tyne and Wear +15 43 £320 -36.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +17 42 £323 -35.50% 1
South Yorkshire +18 40 £500 - 5
Sheffield +19 37 £500 - 5
West Yorkshire +6 30 £438 +2.94% 11
East of England +14 28 £468 +3.88% 2
Berkshire +8 26 £500 +5.26% 5
Leeds +4 24 £469 +10.29% 10
Wales +18 23 £468 +24.66% 1
Scotland +32 21 £450 +26.76% 1
Croydon +11 19 £375 -21.05%
Reading +4 17 £488 +2.63% 4
Hertfordshire - 17 £481 -
South West +20 16 £469 +4.16% 6
Hampshire +18 14 £538 +31.49%
West Midlands 0 14 £450 +20.00% 4
Cheshire +25 13 £525 +31.25% 1
Edinburgh +23 12 £450 +26.76% 1
Surrey +14 11 £438 -2.77% 3
Wiltshire - 11 £488 - 1
West Wales -8 10 £468 -1.57% 1
Swansea -10 10 £468 -1.57% 1

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 2265 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1468 (64.81%) Linux
3 1201 (53.02%) Puppet
4 1011 (44.64%) Ansible
5 993 (43.84%) Amazon AWS
6 963 (42.52%) Jenkins
7 891 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
8 877 (38.72%) Python
9 817 (36.07%) Docker
10 801 (35.36%) Continuous Integration
11 725 (32.01%) Opscode Chef
12 641 (28.30%) Git (software)
13 608 (26.84%) Configuration Management
14 596 (26.31%) Java
15 581 (25.65%) Ruby
16 455 (20.09%) Bash Shell
17 358 (15.81%) VMware
18 352 (15.54%) Continuous Delivery
19 319 (14.08%) Microsoft Azure
20 316 (13.95%) Windows
21 315 (13.91%) Unix
22 313 (13.82%) Security Cleared
23 301 (13.29%) Terraform
24 293 (12.94%) Scrum
25 288 (12.72%) JIRA
26 286 (12.63%) CentOS
26 286 (12.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 281 (12.41%) Kubernetes
28 278 (12.27%) Perl
29 275 (12.14%) Finance

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
1 238 (10.51%) Apache
2 222 (9.80%) Confluence
3 176 (7.77%) OpenStack
4 152 (6.71%) Tomcat
5 151 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
6 139 (6.14%) nginx
7 77 (3.40%) WebSphere
8 69 (3.05%) JBoss
9 68 (3.00%) IIS
10 60 (2.65%) WebLogic
11 49 (2.16%) Apache Spark
12 40 (1.77%) Jetty
13 33 (1.46%) Cloud Foundry
14 28 (1.24%) WildFly
15 20 (0.88%) Mule ESB
15 20 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
16 15 (0.66%) CloudStack
17 11 (0.49%) Apache Solr
17 11 (0.49%) CMS
18 9 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 57 (2.52%) HipChat
2 31 (1.37%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.088%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (0.84%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 10 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.044%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.044%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 993 (43.84%) Amazon AWS
2 319 (14.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 178 (7.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 169 (7.46%) GitHub
5 144 (6.36%) Amazon EC2
6 102 (4.50%) Amazon S3
6 102 (4.50%) PaaS
7 87 (3.84%) IaaS
8 66 (2.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 49 (2.16%) Route 53
10 46 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
11 45 (1.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 39 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 38 (1.68%) Amazon ELB
14 32 (1.41%) CloudFront
15 30 (1.32%) SaaS
16 25 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
17 22 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
18 21 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
19 20 (0.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 156 (6.89%) DNS
2 152 (6.71%) TCP/IP
3 128 (5.65%) HTTP
4 126 (5.56%) SSL
5 124 (5.47%) Firewall
6 69 (3.05%) OpenVPN
6 69 (3.05%) VPN
7 68 (3.00%) SSH
8 64 (2.83%) LDAP
9 58 (2.56%) OpenLDAP
10 39 (1.72%) DHCP
11 35 (1.55%) Internet
11 35 (1.55%) Reverse Proxy
12 30 (1.32%) Network Security
13 25 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
14 22 (0.97%) Kerberos
15 15 (0.66%) SMTP
16 12 (0.53%) DMZ
17 11 (0.49%) FTP
18 10 (0.44%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (10.46%) PostgreSQL
2 186 (8.21%) Hadoop
3 165 (7.28%) MySQL
4 160 (7.06%) Big Data
5 153 (6.75%) MongoDB
6 99 (4.37%) NoSQL
7 88 (3.89%) Amazon RDS
8 83 (3.66%) SQL Server
9 65 (2.87%) Redis
10 57 (2.52%) Relational Database
11 39 (1.72%) Apache Hive
12 33 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
13 31 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 20 (0.88%) Oracle Database
15 18 (0.79%) RDBMS
16 16 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
17 14 (0.62%) DB2
18 11 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
19 9 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
19 9 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 963 (42.52%) Jenkins
2 641 (28.30%) Git (software)
3 288 (12.72%) JIRA
4 240 (10.60%) Maven
5 193 (8.52%) Sonatype Nexus
6 170 (7.51%) Vagrant
7 130 (5.74%) TeamCity
8 116 (5.12%) Bitbucket
9 114 (5.03%) Subversion
10 112 (4.94%) Ant
11 100 (4.42%) Octopus Deploy
12 95 (4.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 89 (3.93%) SonarQube
14 77 (3.40%) JUnit
15 74 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
16 58 (2.56%) JIRA Agile
17 57 (2.52%) Hudson
18 55 (2.43%) Liquibase
19 54 (2.38%) Gradle
20 49 (2.16%) Selenium
General
1 275 (12.14%) Finance
2 126 (5.56%) Banking
3 55 (2.43%) Retail
4 35 (1.55%) Marketing
5 31 (1.37%) Financial Institution
6 23 (1.02%) Games
7 21 (0.93%) Front Office
7 21 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 14 (0.62%) Publishing
9 13 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.44%) Advertising
10 10 (0.44%) Electronics
10 10 (0.44%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.26%) Law
12 3 (0.13%) Back Office
12 3 (0.13%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.088%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.044%) Automotive
14 1 (0.044%) Billing
14 1 (0.044%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (8.92%) Web Services
2 172 (7.59%) ELK Stack
3 119 (5.25%) .NET
4 96 (4.24%) Node.js
5 91 (4.02%) Software Packaging
6 90 (3.97%) LAMP
7 72 (3.18%) MCollective
8 68 (3.00%) RabbitMQ
9 63 (2.78%) LEMP Stack
10 51 (2.25%) LAPP Stack
11 47 (2.08%) JSON
12 40 (1.77%) HTML
13 38 (1.68%) Spring
14 36 (1.59%) Middleware
15 35 (1.55%) REST
16 32 (1.41%) Kafka
16 32 (1.41%) Sensu
17 29 (1.28%) AngularJS
17 29 (1.28%) XML
18 25 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 87 (3.84%) Public Cloud
2 69 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (2.83%) Private Cloud
4 49 (2.16%) Data Centre
5 28 (1.24%) Computer Science
6 27 (1.19%) Fintech
7 21 (0.93%) Clustering
8 18 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (0.71%) Credit Risk
10 14 (0.62%) Algorithms
10 14 (0.62%) Hedge funds
10 14 (0.62%) Mobile App
11 13 (0.57%) Digital Media
11 13 (0.57%) PKI
12 10 (0.44%) Data Structures
12 10 (0.44%) iPad
12 10 (0.44%) Replication
13 8 (0.35%) DataPower
13 8 (0.35%) User Experience
14 7 (0.31%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1468 (64.81%) Linux
2 316 (13.95%) Windows
3 315 (13.91%) Unix
4 286 (12.63%) CentOS
4 286 (12.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 162 (7.15%) Ubuntu
6 94 (4.15%) Windows Server
7 78 (3.44%) CoreOS
8 37 (1.63%) Debian
8 37 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (1.37%) AIX
9 31 (1.37%) RancherOS
10 25 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (1.06%) Fedora
12 17 (0.75%) SUSE
13 8 (0.35%) Amazon Linux
14 6 (0.26%) Solaris
14 6 (0.26%) zOS
15 4 (0.18%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2265 (100.00%) DevOps
2 891 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
3 801 (35.36%) Continuous Integration
4 608 (26.84%) Configuration Management
5 352 (15.54%) Continuous Delivery
6 293 (12.94%) Scrum
7 262 (11.57%) Open Source
8 140 (6.18%) Continuous Deployment
9 131 (5.78%) Migration
10 120 (5.30%) High Availability
11 103 (4.55%) Microservices
12 102 (4.50%) E-Commerce
13 89 (3.93%) Load Balancing
14 83 (3.66%) Web Operations
15 79 (3.49%) Service Management
16 73 (3.22%) Workflow
17 72 (3.18%) Build Automation
18 66 (2.91%) Coaching
19 65 (2.87%) Software Engineering
19 65 (2.87%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 877 (38.72%) Python
2 596 (26.31%) Java
3 581 (25.65%) Ruby
4 455 (20.09%) Bash Shell
5 278 (12.27%) Perl
6 231 (10.20%) PowerShell
7 178 (7.86%) SQL
8 160 (7.06%) Shell Script
9 131 (5.78%) Go
10 128 (5.65%) PHP
11 103 (4.55%) JavaScript
12 75 (3.31%) C#
13 63 (2.78%) Scala
14 46 (2.03%) Groovy
15 41 (1.81%) C++
16 40 (1.77%) C
17 19 (0.84%) R
18 12 (0.53%) T-SQL
19 11 (0.49%) Korn
20 10 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 313 (13.82%) Security Cleared
2 260 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 54 (2.38%) Degree
4 50 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 30 (1.32%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
7 25 (1.10%) AWS Certification
8 13 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.40%) CCA
10 8 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.31%) MCSA
11 7 (0.31%) MCSE
11 7 (0.31%) RHCE
12 2 (0.088%) MCSD
13 1 (0.044%) CCNA
13 1 (0.044%) CCNP
13 1 (0.044%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.044%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.044%) RHCA
13 1 (0.044%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.25%) QA
2 23 (1.02%) PCI DSS
3 19 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.26%) SLA
5 3 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.13%) EMIR
5 3 (0.13%) MiFID
6 1 (0.044%) GCP
6 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 817 (36.07%) Docker
2 176 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (4.94%) vCloud
4 82 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
5 60 (2.65%) Squid
6 56 (2.47%) Active Directory
6 56 (2.47%) Postfix
7 47 (2.08%) Xen
8 46 (2.03%) etcd
9 35 (1.55%) flannel
9 35 (1.55%) HDFS
10 25 (1.10%) vSphere
11 19 (0.84%) VirtualBox
12 17 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
13 16 (0.71%) KVM
14 13 (0.57%) XenServer
15 12 (0.53%) Hyper-V
15 12 (0.53%) VMware ESX
16 8 (0.35%) GlusterFS
16 8 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1201 (53.02%) Puppet
2 1011 (44.64%) Ansible
3 725 (32.01%) Opscode Chef
4 301 (13.29%) Terraform
5 281 (12.41%) Kubernetes
6 154 (6.80%) logstash
7 131 (5.78%) Kibana
8 122 (5.39%) ZABBIX
9 111 (4.90%) Rancher
10 102 (4.50%) Salt
11 87 (3.84%) Nagios
12 77 (3.40%) Mesos
13 59 (2.60%) Consul
13 59 (2.60%) Packer
14 45 (1.99%) Graphite
15 43 (1.90%) Marathon
16 42 (1.85%) HAProxy
17 33 (1.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 33 (1.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
18 30 (1.32%) Grafana
Vendors
1 358 (15.81%) VMware
2 256 (11.30%) Red Hat
3 185 (8.17%) Atlassian
4 181 (7.99%) Oracle
5 131 (5.78%) Microsoft
6 81 (3.58%) Splunk
7 66 (2.91%) SaltStack
8 63 (2.78%) Sonatype
9 59 (2.60%) IBM
10 44 (1.94%) Hortonworks
11 42 (1.85%) Google
11 42 (1.85%) New Relic
12 40 (1.77%) Rackspace
13 35 (1.55%) AppDynamics
13 35 (1.55%) HP
14 28 (1.24%) Cisco
15 22 (0.97%) Informatica
15 22 (0.97%) Siebel
16 20 (0.88%) MuleSoft
17 19 (0.84%) Axway
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 15 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Source Technology
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £550 to £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day Contract to the end of 2017
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northern Ireland
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £360 - £385 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £375 Per Day + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £330 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £540.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago