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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DevOps Engineer
Rank 238 354 479
Rank change year-on-year
+116 +125
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 446 240 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.46% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.50% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 185 54
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£463 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -

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
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 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 +103 425 £456 +1.38% 112
London +54 263 £489 +5.67% 59
South East +28 57 £375 +15.38% 17
City of London +43 55 £500 - 18
Yorkshire +25 37 £350 +9.37% 12
West Yorkshire +22 36 £350 +9.37% 5
Leeds +23 32 £350 +9.37% 4
South West +6 30 £450 +5.88% 7
Bristol +8 18 £450 +7.46% 6
Berkshire +12 15 £425 +30.76% 4
Hampshire -3 15 £330 -5.71% 4
North West -25 15 £400 +6.66% 8
East Midlands - 14 £500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 14 £340 - 1
Oxford - 10 £328 - 1
Cheshire 0 9 £419 +11.66% 7
Chester +10 8 £438 +25.00% 6
Reading +11 7 £463 +42.30% 3
Wales -8 7 £500 +33.33%
Nottinghamshire - 7 £550 - 1
Nottingham - 6 £625 - 1
East of England +13 4 £348 -26.84% 6
Wiltshire +6 4 £435 +33.84%
Surrey -3 4 £463 +44.53% 3
Gloucestershire -13 4 £463 +2.77%
Kent - 4 £555 -
Lancashire -2 3 £375 -3.22%
Manchester -21 3 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £379 - 2
Devon - 3 - -

DevOps Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 963 (100.00%) DevOps
2 724 (75.18%) Linux
3 694 (72.07%) Puppet
4 480 (49.84%) Opscode Chef
5 419 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
6 415 (43.09%) Jenkins
7 405 (42.06%) Continuous Integration
8 388 (40.29%) Ruby
9 385 (39.98%) Python
10 345 (35.83%) Configuration Management
11 316 (32.81%) Java
12 267 (27.73%) Bash Shell
13 257 (26.69%) Git (software)
14 218 (22.64%) Perl
15 202 (20.98%) Windows
15 202 (20.98%) MongoDB
16 200 (20.77%) Amazon AWS
17 183 (19.00%) Ansible
17 183 (19.00%) Apache
17 183 (19.00%) VMware
18 175 (18.17%) Red Hat
19 169 (17.55%) UNIX
19 169 (17.55%) MySQL
20 163 (16.93%) Scrum
21 160 (16.61%) PHP
21 160 (16.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 154 (15.99%) CentOS
22 154 (15.99%) Ubuntu
23 145 (15.06%) Nagios
24 133 (13.81%) Open Source

DevOps Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 183 (19.00%) Apache
2 111 (11.53%) OpenStack
3 95 (9.87%) Tomcat
4 84 (8.72%) nginx
5 49 (5.09%) IIS
6 44 (4.57%) Node.js
7 39 (4.05%) Confluence
8 24 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (2.28%) JBoss
10 19 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
11 14 (1.45%) MediaWiki
11 14 (1.45%) Drupal
12 13 (1.35%) WebSphere
12 13 (1.35%) WebLogic
13 12 (1.25%) CMS
14 8 (0.83%) Jetty
15 7 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
16 5 (0.52%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.52%) uWSGI
17 4 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (1.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.31%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.21%) RMDS
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 200 (20.77%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (7.37%) PaaS
3 56 (5.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 53 (5.50%) Amazon EC2
5 50 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 32 (3.32%) Amazon S3
7 29 (3.01%) Amazon ELB
8 28 (2.91%) IaaS
9 18 (1.87%) Route 53
9 18 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (1.56%) SaaS
10 15 (1.56%) Heroku
10 15 (1.56%) Engine Yard
11 8 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.62%) GitHub
13 4 (0.42%) Office 365
13 4 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.31%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.31%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 98 (10.18%) DNS
2 90 (9.35%) Firewall
3 70 (7.27%) TCP/IP
4 53 (5.50%) Network Security
5 44 (4.57%) HTTP
6 43 (4.47%) SSL
7 40 (4.15%) LDAP
8 36 (3.74%) DHCP
9 34 (3.53%) Internet
10 26 (2.70%) LAN
11 25 (2.60%) WAN
11 25 (2.60%) IPsec
12 23 (2.39%) VPN
13 19 (1.97%) VLAN
14 16 (1.66%) FTP
15 15 (1.56%) SAN
16 13 (1.35%) OSPF
16 13 (1.35%) BGP
16 13 (1.35%) IPv6
17 11 (1.14%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (20.98%) MongoDB
2 169 (17.55%) MySQL
3 112 (11.63%) NoSQL
4 84 (8.72%) PostgreSQL
5 67 (6.96%) SQL Server
6 65 (6.75%) Relational Database
7 50 (5.19%) Apache Cassandra
8 49 (5.09%) Redis
9 43 (4.47%) RDBMS
10 24 (2.49%) Hadoop
11 22 (2.28%) CouchDB
12 19 (1.97%) Riak
12 19 (1.97%) Big Data
13 18 (1.87%) Hypertable
14 14 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (1.35%) MariaDB
16 11 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (0.83%) Oracle Database
17 8 (0.83%) Couchbase
17 8 (0.83%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 415 (43.09%) Jenkins
2 257 (26.69%) Git (software)
3 132 (13.71%) TeamCity
4 125 (12.98%) Subversion
5 118 (12.25%) Maven
6 63 (6.54%) JIRA
6 63 (6.54%) Hudson
7 48 (4.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 37 (3.84%) Ant
9 18 (1.87%) Fiddler
9 18 (1.87%) Mercurial
9 18 (1.87%) Cucumber
10 17 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
11 16 (1.66%) Artifactory
11 16 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (1.56%) Gradle
13 14 (1.45%) RSpec
13 14 (1.45%) Gerrit
14 13 (1.35%) MSBuild
15 10 (1.04%) JUnit
General
1 51 (5.30%) Finance
2 27 (2.80%) Publishing
3 23 (2.39%) Banking
4 21 (2.18%) Games
4 21 (2.18%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.87%) Retail
6 17 (1.77%) Marketing
7 13 (1.35%) Legal
8 10 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.04%) Electronics
9 9 (0.93%) Advertising
10 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.31%) Front Office
10 3 (0.31%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.10%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (13.60%) Web Services
2 83 (8.62%) .NET
3 43 (4.47%) MCollective
4 42 (4.36%) LAMP
5 29 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
6 16 (1.66%) Ruby on Rails
7 15 (1.56%) XML
8 14 (1.45%) Django
9 11 (1.14%) SOAP
10 10 (1.04%) HTML
10 10 (1.04%) REST
11 9 (0.93%) RESTful
11 9 (0.93%) Java EE
12 7 (0.73%) Play Framework
13 6 (0.62%) JSON
13 6 (0.62%) JSP
13 6 (0.62%) Servlets
14 5 (0.52%) J2EE
14 5 (0.52%) ODBC
14 5 (0.52%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 133 (13.81%) Open Source
2 38 (3.95%) Clustering
3 36 (3.74%) Hybrid Cloud
4 33 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (2.08%) Device Driver
7 18 (1.87%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.77%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.77%) Private Cloud
9 16 (1.66%) Wiki
10 15 (1.56%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.35%) Online Games
12 11 (1.14%) Digital Media
13 10 (1.04%) Replication
13 10 (1.04%) DTV
14 5 (0.52%) EFT
14 5 (0.52%) Fixed Income
14 5 (0.52%) Hedge funds
15 4 (0.42%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.42%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 724 (75.18%) Linux
2 202 (20.98%) Windows
3 169 (17.55%) UNIX
4 160 (16.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 154 (15.99%) Ubuntu
5 154 (15.99%) CentOS
6 38 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (3.84%) Debian
8 16 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.04%) AIX
11 6 (0.62%) Solaris
11 6 (0.62%) Fedora
11 6 (0.62%) Amazon Linux
12 4 (0.42%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.31%) Android
14 2 (0.21%) Scientific Linux
14 2 (0.21%) VMS
15 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 963 (100.00%) DevOps
2 419 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
3 405 (42.06%) Continuous Integration
4 345 (35.83%) Configuration Management
5 163 (16.93%) Scrum
6 93 (9.66%) Continuous Delivery
7 78 (8.10%) Load Balancing
8 76 (7.89%) Automated Testing
9 60 (6.23%) Build Automation
10 54 (5.61%) E-Commerce
11 52 (5.40%) SOA
12 49 (5.09%) Release Management
13 46 (4.78%) Software Engineering
14 40 (4.15%) Kanban
15 39 (4.05%) Change Management
16 38 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
17 32 (3.32%) OO
18 29 (3.01%) Service Delivery
19 28 (2.91%) Disaster Recovery
19 28 (2.91%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 388 (40.29%) Ruby
2 385 (39.98%) Python
3 316 (32.81%) Java
4 267 (27.73%) Bash Shell
5 218 (22.64%) Perl
6 160 (16.61%) PHP
7 110 (11.42%) SQL
8 95 (9.87%) PowerShell
9 73 (7.58%) Shell Script
10 48 (4.98%) C#
11 30 (3.12%) C
12 26 (2.70%) JavaScript
13 21 (2.18%) Korn
14 20 (2.08%) C++
14 20 (2.08%) Scala
15 16 (1.66%) Golang
16 15 (1.56%) Groovy
17 4 (0.42%) Clojure
18 3 (0.31%) R
19 2 (0.21%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 62 (6.44%) Security Cleared
2 41 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 25 (2.60%) Degree
4 16 (1.66%) CCNA
4 16 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.52%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.21%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.10%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.10%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.02%) QA
2 6 (0.62%) SLA
3 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 88 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (4.57%) Docker
3 38 (3.95%) vSphere
4 35 (3.63%) vCloud
5 25 (2.60%) XenServer
6 23 (2.39%) Active Directory
7 20 (2.08%) Samba
7 20 (2.08%) Varnish
8 19 (1.97%) Postfix
9 18 (1.87%) iptables
10 15 (1.56%) Hyper-V
11 12 (1.25%) VirtualBox
12 11 (1.14%) Xen
12 11 (1.14%) NFS
13 10 (1.04%) KVM
14 7 (0.73%) VMware ESX
15 6 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
16 5 (0.52%) Shibboleth
17 4 (0.42%) LXC
17 4 (0.42%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 694 (72.07%) Puppet
2 480 (49.84%) Opscode Chef
3 183 (19.00%) Ansible
4 145 (15.06%) Nagios
5 64 (6.65%) Vagrant
5 64 (6.65%) Salt
6 57 (5.92%) ZABBIX
7 55 (5.71%) Graphite
8 42 (4.36%) Cobbler
9 31 (3.22%) collectd
10 25 (2.60%) Kibana
11 23 (2.39%) Icinga
11 23 (2.39%) HAProxy
12 20 (2.08%) Opsview
13 18 (1.87%) CFEngine
14 17 (1.77%) Zenoss
15 16 (1.66%) Tivoli
16 12 (1.25%) logstash
16 12 (1.25%) Graylog
17 11 (1.14%) SELinux
Vendors
1 183 (19.00%) VMware
2 175 (18.17%) Red Hat
3 105 (10.90%) Oracle
4 53 (5.50%) Microsoft
5 36 (3.74%) Splunk
6 33 (3.43%) Rackspace
7 31 (3.22%) Perforce
8 26 (2.70%) Citrix
8 26 (2.70%) SaltStack
9 25 (2.60%) New Relic
10 22 (2.28%) Akamai
11 18 (1.87%) F5
12 14 (1.45%) Cisco
13 12 (1.25%) Atlassian
13 12 (1.25%) AppDynamics
14 10 (1.04%) RightScale
14 10 (1.04%) SAP
15 9 (0.93%) IBM
15 9 (0.93%) Google
16 8 (0.83%) DigitalOcean
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Consulting Point
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago