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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Development Operations Engineer
Rank 90 254 311
Rank change year-on-year
+164 +57
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1283 549 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.41% 0.94% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 0.99% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 952 385 275
Median daily rate £500 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £355 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £39.88 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year
-40.90% -

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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

DevOps Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +156 1259 £500 +11.11% 202
London +132 850 £525 +16.66% 110
South East +108 135 £475 +5.55% 22
City of London +73 134 £550 +22.22% 29
Yorkshire +34 91 £500 +25.00% 23
Surrey +44 62 £475 -13.63% 1
West Yorkshire +34 62 £500 +42.85% 12
Leeds +28 56 £525 +50.00% 9
West Midlands +14 49 £475 +18.75% 5
North West +38 41 £450 +2.85% 13
East Midlands +21 31 £420 -1.17% 3
Berkshire +31 29 £500 +11.11% 8
East of England -11 28 £500 +21.21% 8
South Yorkshire +5 24 £500 - 6
South West +2 24 £425 -7.60% 11
Sheffield +8 23 £500 - 5
Hampshire +19 19 £425 +13.33% 4
Westminster - 19 £525 -
Shropshire - 18 £415 - 2
Cheshire +17 17 £450 +2.85%
Manchester +8 17 £450 +12.50% 12
Croydon -4 17 £488 +2.63% 1
Telford - 16 £415 - 2
Lincolnshire - 14 £375 -
Norfolk - 13 £400 -
Bracknell - 13 £525 - 4
Leatherhead - 13 £550 - 1
Lincoln - 12 £375 -
Wiltshire +10 11 £425 -8.10%
Scotland +15 10 £413 -10.81% 2

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 2414 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1692 (70.09%) Linux
3 1413 (58.53%) Puppet
4 1106 (45.82%) Amazon AWS
5 1007 (41.71%) Ansible
6 979 (40.56%) Jenkins
7 937 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
8 903 (37.41%) Opscode Chef
9 857 (35.50%) Python
10 843 (34.92%) Continuous Integration
11 803 (33.26%) Docker
12 742 (30.74%) Git (software)
13 738 (30.57%) Java
14 717 (29.70%) Ruby
15 692 (28.67%) Configuration Management
16 406 (16.82%) Unix
17 398 (16.49%) Bash Shell
18 394 (16.32%) Continuous Delivery
19 371 (15.37%) Perl
20 342 (14.17%) Apache
21 334 (13.84%) Windows
22 333 (13.79%) Kubernetes
23 322 (13.34%) Red Hat
24 320 (13.26%) Microsoft Azure
25 316 (13.09%) VMware
26 315 (13.05%) Open Source
27 298 (12.34%) Finance
28 296 (12.26%) Security Cleared
29 289 (11.97%) CentOS
30 284 (11.76%) Tomcat

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
1 342 (14.17%) Apache
2 284 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 275 (11.39%) OpenStack
4 192 (7.95%) Confluence
5 160 (6.63%) nginx
6 145 (6.01%) Elasticsearch
7 100 (4.14%) JBoss
8 99 (4.10%) WebLogic
9 76 (3.15%) WebSphere
10 70 (2.90%) IIS
11 68 (2.82%) Cloud Foundry
12 54 (2.24%) Jetty
13 21 (0.87%) Mongrel
13 21 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
14 14 (0.58%) Mule ESB
15 13 (0.54%) Apache Spark
15 13 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
16 10 (0.41%) WildFly
17 7 (0.29%) CMS
17 7 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 66 (2.73%) HipChat
2 26 (1.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.41%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.083%) Endur
5 1 (0.041%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.041%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.041%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1106 (45.82%) Amazon AWS
2 320 (13.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 162 (6.71%) PaaS
4 152 (6.30%) GitHub
5 145 (6.01%) Amazon EC2
6 132 (5.47%) AWS CloudFormation
7 131 (5.43%) IaaS
8 87 (3.60%) Amazon S3
9 68 (2.82%) SaaS
10 66 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
11 56 (2.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 46 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
13 38 (1.57%) Route 53
14 36 (1.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 33 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
16 31 (1.28%) Amazon ELB
17 28 (1.16%) Heroku
18 27 (1.12%) Google App Engine
19 25 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 24 (0.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 195 (8.08%) DNS
2 165 (6.84%) TCP/IP
3 123 (5.10%) HTTP
4 120 (4.97%) Firewall
5 109 (4.52%) SSL
6 71 (2.94%) OpenVPN
7 70 (2.90%) SSH
8 61 (2.53%) VPN
9 60 (2.49%) OpenLDAP
10 49 (2.03%) Internet
10 49 (2.03%) Network Security
11 42 (1.74%) LDAP
12 39 (1.62%) DHCP
13 33 (1.37%) FTP
13 33 (1.37%) IPsec
14 26 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
15 25 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
16 14 (0.58%) WAN
17 13 (0.54%) ICMP
17 13 (0.54%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (11.02%) PostgreSQL
2 264 (10.94%) MongoDB
3 238 (9.86%) MySQL
4 141 (5.84%) NoSQL
5 113 (4.68%) Hadoop
6 103 (4.27%) Redis
7 88 (3.65%) SQL Server
8 61 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
9 59 (2.44%) Big Data
10 58 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
11 45 (1.86%) Relational Database
12 30 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
13 22 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 21 (0.87%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.41%) InfluxDB
16 9 (0.37%) DB2
16 9 (0.37%) MariaDB
17 8 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
17 8 (0.33%) MarkLogic
17 8 (0.33%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 979 (40.56%) Jenkins
2 742 (30.74%) Git (software)
3 255 (10.56%) JIRA
4 249 (10.31%) Maven
5 184 (7.62%) Sonatype Nexus
6 173 (7.17%) Vagrant
7 153 (6.34%) TeamCity
8 145 (6.01%) Ant
9 130 (5.39%) Subversion
10 98 (4.06%) Bitbucket
10 98 (4.06%) Hudson
11 88 (3.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 88 (3.65%) SonarQube
12 81 (3.36%) Artifactory
13 75 (3.11%) Octopus Deploy
13 75 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
14 71 (2.94%) JUnit
15 64 (2.65%) Gradle
16 61 (2.53%) GitLab
17 56 (2.32%) Travis CI
General
1 298 (12.34%) Finance
2 139 (5.76%) Banking
3 75 (3.11%) Retail
4 39 (1.62%) Publishing
5 35 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 29 (1.20%) Front Office
6 29 (1.20%) Marketing
7 21 (0.87%) Games
8 17 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 16 (0.66%) Electronics
9 16 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 16 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.46%) Advertising
10 11 (0.46%) Law
11 6 (0.25%) Back Office
12 4 (0.17%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.12%) Automotive
13 3 (0.12%) Legal
13 3 (0.12%) Local Government
14 1 (0.041%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (10.73%) Web Services
2 151 (6.26%) .NET
3 149 (6.17%) ELK Stack
4 122 (5.05%) Node.js
5 118 (4.89%) LAMP
6 105 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
7 74 (3.07%) Middleware
8 72 (2.98%) MCollective
9 71 (2.94%) JSON
10 68 (2.82%) Sensu
11 67 (2.78%) HTML
12 66 (2.73%) Software Packaging
13 63 (2.61%) LAPP Stack
14 60 (2.49%) LEMP Stack
15 58 (2.40%) XML
16 56 (2.32%) J2EE
17 40 (1.66%) Spring
18 37 (1.53%) REST
19 34 (1.41%) JMS
20 33 (1.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 106 (4.39%) Public Cloud
2 81 (3.36%) Private Cloud
3 57 (2.36%) Data Centre
4 49 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (1.12%) Clustering
6 27 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 25 (1.04%) Computer Science
8 20 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
9 17 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 17 (0.70%) Wiki
10 16 (0.66%) User Experience
11 15 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (0.50%) Replication
13 11 (0.46%) Digital Media
13 11 (0.46%) Fintech
13 11 (0.46%) Hedge funds
14 10 (0.41%) iPad
14 10 (0.41%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1692 (70.09%) Linux
2 406 (16.82%) Unix
3 334 (13.84%) Windows
4 289 (11.97%) CentOS
5 283 (11.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 168 (6.96%) Ubuntu
7 86 (3.56%) CoreOS
8 63 (2.61%) Windows Server
9 52 (2.15%) Fedora
10 37 (1.53%) Debian
11 27 (1.12%) RancherOS
12 23 (0.95%) AIX
13 19 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (0.66%) VMS
15 15 (0.62%) Solaris
16 11 (0.46%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
18 8 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
19 7 (0.29%) SUSE
20 5 (0.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2414 (100.00%) DevOps
2 937 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
3 843 (34.92%) Continuous Integration
4 692 (28.67%) Configuration Management
5 394 (16.32%) Continuous Delivery
6 315 (13.05%) Open Source
7 269 (11.14%) Scrum
8 142 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 138 (5.72%) Software Engineering
10 127 (5.26%) Release Management
11 120 (4.97%) Continuous Deployment
12 119 (4.93%) Migration
13 104 (4.31%) TDD
14 100 (4.14%) High Availability
15 91 (3.77%) Load Balancing
16 87 (3.60%) Web Operations
17 86 (3.56%) Security Hardening
18 77 (3.19%) Software Delivery
19 76 (3.15%) Coaching
20 74 (3.07%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 857 (35.50%) Python
2 738 (30.57%) Java
3 717 (29.70%) Ruby
4 398 (16.49%) Bash Shell
5 371 (15.37%) Perl
6 257 (10.65%) PowerShell
7 192 (7.95%) SQL
8 186 (7.71%) Shell Script
9 170 (7.04%) PHP
10 168 (6.96%) Go
11 117 (4.85%) JavaScript
12 67 (2.78%) C#
13 54 (2.24%) Scala
14 48 (1.99%) C++
15 34 (1.41%) Groovy
16 25 (1.04%) C
17 11 (0.46%) Erlang
18 9 (0.37%) Clojure
18 9 (0.37%) Jython
19 6 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 296 (12.26%) Security Cleared
2 233 (9.65%) SC Cleared
3 72 (2.98%) BPSS Clearance
4 51 (2.11%) Degree
5 23 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
6 17 (0.70%) AWS Certification
7 10 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.29%) RHCE
9 6 (0.25%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.12%) CCEA
11 3 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.12%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.083%) CCDA
12 2 (0.083%) CCIE
12 2 (0.083%) CCNA
12 2 (0.083%) CCNP
12 2 (0.083%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.083%) MCSE
13 1 (0.041%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (1.74%) QA
2 30 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.12%) COBIT
6 2 (0.083%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.041%) GCP
7 1 (0.041%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 803 (33.26%) Docker
2 151 (6.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (5.14%) vCloud
4 89 (3.69%) etcd
5 83 (3.44%) flannel
6 81 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
7 70 (2.90%) vSphere
8 59 (2.44%) Squid
9 58 (2.40%) Active Directory
10 57 (2.36%) Postfix
11 51 (2.11%) KVM
12 40 (1.66%) Ceph
13 39 (1.62%) Xen
14 35 (1.45%) GlusterFS
15 29 (1.20%) Hyper-V
16 23 (0.95%) VMware ESX
17 13 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 11 (0.46%) HDFS
18 11 (0.46%) NFS
19 10 (0.41%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1413 (58.53%) Puppet
2 1007 (41.71%) Ansible
3 903 (37.41%) Opscode Chef
4 333 (13.79%) Kubernetes
5 259 (10.73%) Terraform
6 165 (6.84%) logstash
7 129 (5.34%) Nagios
8 114 (4.72%) ZABBIX
9 109 (4.52%) Mesos
10 107 (4.43%) Kibana
11 104 (4.31%) Packer
12 94 (3.89%) Salt
13 93 (3.85%) Rancher
14 75 (3.11%) HAProxy
15 69 (2.86%) Graphite
16 68 (2.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 68 (2.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 47 (1.95%) Consul
18 44 (1.82%) rkt
19 42 (1.74%) Icinga
Vendors
1 322 (13.34%) Red Hat
2 316 (13.09%) VMware
3 182 (7.54%) Oracle
4 160 (6.63%) Atlassian
5 149 (6.17%) Microsoft
6 125 (5.18%) Splunk
7 78 (3.23%) Google
8 76 (3.15%) IBM
9 71 (2.94%) Sonatype
10 53 (2.20%) Rackspace
11 50 (2.07%) SaltStack
12 40 (1.66%) New Relic
13 27 (1.12%) AppDynamics
13 27 (1.12%) Cisco
14 24 (0.99%) F5
15 19 (0.79%) Adobe
15 19 (0.79%) webMethods
16 18 (0.75%) Dynatrace
16 18 (0.75%) NetApp
17 17 (0.70%) Akamai
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Robert Walters
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day £450-550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £495.50 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago