The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps Engineer
Rank 338 443 566
Rank change year-on-year
+105 +123
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 287 130 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.25% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.27% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 113 14
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£450 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £445 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.49% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
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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 +107 264 £450 - 56
London +64 181 £450 - 29
City of London +49 36 £500 +11.11% 9
South West -6 29 £413 -13.15% 1
South East +7 20 £425 -5.55% 7
Bristol -4 19 £400 -15.78% 1
East of England - 8 £425 - 4
West Midlands - 7 £350 - 4
North West - 7 £425 - 2
Yorkshire 0 6 £313 -22.88% 7
Hampshire -6 6 £360 -20.00% 2
East Midlands +3 5 £563 +26.40% 2
Berkshire +1 5 £425 +2.28% 1
West Yorkshire -1 5 £300 -25.97% 7
Leeds -3 5 £300 -26.82% 7
Wiltshire - 4 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £500 - 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £425 - 4
Luton - 3 £450 -
Cambridge - 2 £381 - 3
Oxford - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £325 -
Croydon - 2 £450 -
Surrey - 2 £488 - 3
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £425 - 1
Chester - 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Staines - - - -

DevOps Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 578 (100.00%) DevOps
2 394 (68.17%) Linux
3 366 (63.32%) Puppet
4 288 (49.83%) Opscode Chef
5 209 (36.16%) Java
6 202 (34.95%) Ruby
7 194 (33.56%) Continuous Integration
8 190 (32.87%) Python
9 178 (30.80%) Configuration Management
10 166 (28.72%) Jenkins
11 162 (28.03%) Apache
12 154 (26.64%) Amazon AWS
13 148 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
14 145 (25.09%) Git (software)
15 143 (24.74%) Web Services
16 138 (23.88%) Perl
17 124 (21.45%) Windows
18 120 (20.76%) MySQL
19 119 (20.59%) Open Source
20 112 (19.38%) PHP
21 110 (19.03%) Red Hat
22 104 (17.99%) Bash Shell
23 95 (16.44%) Nagios
24 89 (15.40%) UNIX
25 88 (15.22%) MongoDB
26 86 (14.88%) Tomcat
26 86 (14.88%) LAMP
26 86 (14.88%) VMware
27 83 (14.36%) CentOS
28 80 (13.84%) Maven

DevOps Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 162 (28.03%) Apache
2 86 (14.88%) Tomcat
3 52 (9.00%) nginx
4 49 (8.48%) IIS
5 46 (7.96%) OpenStack
6 35 (6.06%) Node.js
7 31 (5.36%) Confluence
8 23 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (2.94%) Apache Solr
10 14 (2.42%) WebLogic
11 13 (2.25%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (2.08%) WebSphere
13 11 (1.90%) CloudStack
14 8 (1.38%) WordPress
15 6 (1.04%) SharePoint
15 6 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (1.04%) MediaWiki
16 5 (0.87%) GlassFish
17 4 (0.69%) CMS
17 4 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) RMDS
2 2 (0.35%) Summit
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 154 (26.64%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (10.73%) Amazon EC2
3 43 (7.44%) Amazon S3
3 43 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (6.57%) SaaS
5 37 (6.40%) PaaS
6 24 (4.15%) Amazon ELB
7 20 (3.46%) Route 53
8 19 (3.29%) IaaS
9 14 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.21%) ElastiCache
11 3 (0.52%) Joyent
11 3 (0.52%) Rackspace Cloud
11 3 (0.52%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.35%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.35%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.17%) Office 365
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 56 (9.69%) DNS
2 52 (9.00%) Firewall
3 26 (4.50%) HTTP
4 25 (4.33%) Internet
5 22 (3.81%) VPN
6 21 (3.63%) SSL
7 19 (3.29%) TCP/IP
8 16 (2.77%) LDAP
9 15 (2.60%) DHCP
10 14 (2.42%) SNMP
11 13 (2.25%) SSH
12 8 (1.38%) LAN
12 8 (1.38%) WAN
12 8 (1.38%) Network Security
13 7 (1.21%) IPv6
14 6 (1.04%) IPsec
14 6 (1.04%) BIG-IP
14 6 (1.04%) Intranet
14 6 (1.04%) Kerberos
14 6 (1.04%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (20.76%) MySQL
2 88 (15.22%) MongoDB
3 52 (9.00%) PostgreSQL
4 51 (8.82%) NoSQL
5 40 (6.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 29 (5.02%) SQL Server
7 22 (3.81%) Big Data
8 20 (3.46%) Hadoop
9 19 (3.29%) Redis
10 18 (3.11%) Relational Database
11 15 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (1.90%) CouchDB
13 10 (1.73%) Riak
14 7 (1.21%) SSDT
15 6 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (1.04%) Couchbase
16 5 (0.87%) SimpleDB
17 4 (0.69%) DB2
17 4 (0.69%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 166 (28.72%) Jenkins
2 145 (25.09%) Git (software)
3 80 (13.84%) Maven
4 51 (8.82%) Subversion
4 51 (8.82%) JIRA
5 50 (8.65%) Hudson
6 37 (6.40%) TeamCity
7 30 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (3.98%) Ant
9 17 (2.94%) Artifactory
10 14 (2.42%) RSpec
11 11 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (1.90%) Gradle
11 11 (1.90%) MSBuild
11 11 (1.90%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.56%) Mercurial
12 9 (1.56%) NuGet
13 5 (0.87%) Selenium
14 4 (0.69%) Gerrit
15 3 (0.52%) Apache Continuum
General
1 29 (5.02%) Finance
2 21 (3.63%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.11%) Banking
4 10 (1.73%) Games
5 9 (1.56%) Front Office
6 6 (1.04%) Retail
7 4 (0.69%) Advertising
7 4 (0.69%) Publishing
8 3 (0.52%) Music Industry
8 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.52%) Back Office
9 2 (0.35%) Marketing
9 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (24.74%) Web Services
2 86 (14.88%) LAMP
3 56 (9.69%) .NET
4 23 (3.98%) ASP.NET
5 20 (3.46%) Middleware
6 19 (3.29%) RESTful
7 17 (2.94%) XML
8 15 (2.60%) CSS
9 14 (2.42%) J2EE
10 13 (2.25%) MCollective
10 13 (2.25%) JSON
11 12 (2.08%) jQuery
12 10 (1.73%) Django
12 10 (1.73%) HTML
12 10 (1.73%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (1.56%) WebSockets
14 8 (1.38%) .NET Framework
14 8 (1.38%) Spring
15 6 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
15 6 (1.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 119 (20.59%) Open Source
2 16 (2.77%) Mobile App
3 15 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (2.08%) Digital Media
5 10 (1.73%) Wiki
6 7 (1.21%) Online Games
7 6 (1.04%) Clustering
7 6 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (0.87%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.87%) Firmware
9 4 (0.69%) PKI
10 2 (0.35%) CMDB
10 2 (0.35%) Social Network
10 2 (0.35%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.35%) FMCG
10 2 (0.35%) iPad
11 1 (0.17%) New Media
11 1 (0.17%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 394 (68.17%) Linux
2 124 (21.45%) Windows
3 89 (15.40%) UNIX
4 83 (14.36%) CentOS
5 65 (11.25%) Ubuntu
6 63 (10.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (5.88%) Debian
8 14 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.56%) Solaris
11 7 (1.21%) SELinux
12 6 (1.04%) AIX
12 6 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.52%) Android
13 3 (0.52%) SmartOS
13 3 (0.52%) VMS
14 2 (0.35%) SUSE
15 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (100.00%) DevOps
2 194 (33.56%) Continuous Integration
3 178 (30.80%) Configuration Management
4 148 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (12.28%) Scrum
6 51 (8.82%) E-Commerce
7 45 (7.79%) Build Automation
8 36 (6.23%) OO
9 33 (5.71%) Release Management
9 33 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 29 (5.02%) Software Engineering
11 25 (4.33%) TDD
12 24 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (3.81%) SOA
14 21 (3.63%) Kanban
15 19 (3.29%) Automated Testing
16 17 (2.94%) Load Balancing
17 16 (2.77%) Performance Tuning
18 15 (2.60%) Migration
19 14 (2.42%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 209 (36.16%) Java
2 202 (34.95%) Ruby
3 190 (32.87%) Python
4 138 (23.88%) Perl
5 112 (19.38%) PHP
6 104 (17.99%) Bash Shell
7 49 (8.48%) JavaScript
8 48 (8.30%) PowerShell
9 45 (7.79%) SQL
10 33 (5.71%) Shell Script
11 31 (5.36%) C#
12 23 (3.98%) Scala
13 17 (2.94%) C++
14 11 (1.90%) VBScript
15 10 (1.73%) VB
16 4 (0.69%) C
16 4 (0.69%) Groovy
17 3 (0.52%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.35%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 20 (3.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.04%) RHCE
4 4 (0.69%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.35%) CCNA
5 2 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.35%) PhD
6 1 (0.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.50%) QA
2 6 (1.04%) SLA
3 3 (0.52%) SNOMED CT
4 2 (0.35%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 57 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (5.02%) vCloud
3 15 (2.60%) XenServer
4 14 (2.42%) Active Directory
5 11 (1.90%) Samba
6 10 (1.73%) Postfix
7 8 (1.38%) Varnish
8 7 (1.21%) Xen
8 7 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (1.21%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.04%) KVM
10 5 (0.87%) Docker
11 4 (0.69%) vSphere
12 3 (0.52%) Shibboleth
13 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
14 1 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 366 (63.32%) Puppet
2 288 (49.83%) Opscode Chef
3 95 (16.44%) Nagios
4 58 (10.03%) Salt
5 51 (8.82%) Ansible
5 51 (8.82%) Vagrant
6 34 (5.88%) ZABBIX
7 17 (2.94%) Opsview
8 15 (2.60%) collectd
9 14 (2.42%) Zenoss
9 14 (2.42%) HAProxy
10 13 (2.25%) Cacti
11 9 (1.56%) StatsD
12 8 (1.38%) Kibana
12 8 (1.38%) Graylog2
13 6 (1.04%) logstash
13 6 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
14 4 (0.69%) Ganglia
14 4 (0.69%) Capistrano
15 3 (0.52%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 110 (19.03%) Red Hat
2 86 (14.88%) VMware
3 37 (6.40%) Rackspace
4 35 (6.06%) Oracle
5 32 (5.54%) Microsoft
6 17 (2.94%) New Relic
7 16 (2.77%) Atlassian
7 16 (2.77%) Splunk
7 16 (2.77%) RightScale
8 13 (2.25%) SaltStack
9 11 (1.90%) Akamai
10 10 (1.73%) JBoss
11 9 (1.56%) 29West
11 9 (1.56%) Citrix
11 9 (1.56%) IBM
11 9 (1.56%) Perforce
12 7 (1.21%) Red Gate
13 6 (1.04%) Sun
13 6 (1.04%) EMC
14 5 (0.87%) ForgeRock
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Salt
Rate: Negotiable rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Camden, London
Nexere Consulting Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Leicestershire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 24 days ago