The table below looks at the statistics for DevOps skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DevOps over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
DevOps
UK
Rank 30 62 94
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +32
Contract jobs citing DevOps 2656 1596 1069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.03% 3.14% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.34% 3.84% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1918 1151 820
Median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £366 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.75 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36177 41516 39910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.16% 81.70% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 26915 25773
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1195 1052
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% +54.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

DevOps
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DevOps as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

DevOps Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DevOps
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DevOps within the UK.

DevOps Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DevOps within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

DevOps Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DevOps
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DevOps within the UK.

DevOps Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DevOps
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DevOps within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

DevOps Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DevOps
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 21 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 +31 2539 £500 +5.26% 585
London +32 1624 £525 +5.00% 335
City of London +46 221 £550 +7.31% 67
South East +31 217 £475 - 79
North West +39 151 £438 +9.37% 54
Yorkshire +13 139 £475 +5.55% 42
North East +41 129 £350 -30.00% 6
Tyne and Wear +31 127 £350 -30.00% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +31 125 £350 -30.00% 4
East of England +39 119 £500 +8.10% 22
Manchester +36 83 £428 +6.87% 42
West Yorkshire +2 81 £425 - 29
Berkshire +35 68 £475 - 12
South West +16 64 £450 - 27
Leeds -3 63 £425 -1.84% 26
West Midlands +34 58 £453 +6.47% 12
Croydon +24 57 £486 +8.05%
Essex +32 55 £475 +2.70% 6
Scotland +35 51 £400 +18.51% 5
South Yorkshire +17 50 £498 +4.73% 5
Sheffield +17 46 £498 +4.73% 5
Hertfordshire +28 42 £513 -18.00% 6
Wales +12 39 £475 +31.03% 5
Oxfordshire +31 36 £563 +25.00% 16
East Midlands +13 34 £450 -10.00% 8
Hampshire +24 32 £463 +10.77% 13
Oxford +32 31 £600 +33.33% 11
Edinburgh +25 30 £450 +14.64% 3
Cheshire +24 30 £463 +15.62% 8
Surrey -13 29 £425 -3.40% 21

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DevOps.

1 2862 (50.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2440 (43.08%) Linux
3 1957 (34.55%) Puppet
4 1881 (33.21%) Amazon AWS
5 1780 (31.43%) Jenkins
6 1667 (29.43%) Java
7 1563 (27.60%) Ansible
8 1554 (27.44%) Continuous Integration
9 1545 (27.28%) Python
10 1495 (26.39%) Docker
11 1260 (22.25%) Git (software)
12 1174 (20.73%) Opscode Chef
13 1019 (17.99%) Scrum
14 964 (17.02%) Configuration Management
15 923 (16.30%) Ruby
16 836 (14.76%) TDD
17 787 (13.89%) Finance
18 759 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
19 714 (12.61%) Windows
20 712 (12.57%) Open Source
21 708 (12.50%) Bash Shell
22 692 (12.22%) Continuous Delivery
23 682 (12.04%) Security Cleared
24 678 (11.97%) JIRA
25 658 (11.62%) VMware
26 646 (11.41%) JavaScript
27 600 (10.59%) Unix
28 597 (10.54%) Web Services
29 573 (10.12%) SQL
29 573 (10.12%) Microservices

DevOps
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
1 441 (7.79%) Apache
2 420 (7.42%) Confluence
3 335 (5.91%) Elasticsearch
4 286 (5.05%) Tomcat
5 263 (4.64%) OpenStack
6 228 (4.03%) nginx
7 187 (3.30%) WebSphere
8 165 (2.91%) Apache Spark
9 162 (2.86%) IIS
10 150 (2.65%) JBoss
11 140 (2.47%) Cloud Foundry
12 125 (2.21%) WebLogic
13 74 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 56 (0.99%) Jetty
15 51 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
16 43 (0.76%) CMS
17 37 (0.65%) Apache Pig
17 37 (0.65%) SharePoint
18 36 (0.64%) WildFly
19 29 (0.51%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 160 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 90 (1.59%) HipChat
3 50 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.16%) MS Office
6 6 (0.11%) MS Project
7 3 (0.053%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.018%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 44 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 31 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 29 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
4 23 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 20 (0.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 18 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 16 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
8 12 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
9 8 (0.14%) Fredhopper
9 8 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (0.14%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.12%) Endur
11 6 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
12 5 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
13 3 (0.053%) Oracle General Ledger
14 2 (0.035%) Magento
14 2 (0.035%) Markit EDM
14 2 (0.035%) Oracle Financials
14 2 (0.035%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1881 (33.21%) Amazon AWS
2 759 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 389 (6.87%) PaaS
4 360 (6.36%) GitHub
5 317 (5.60%) IaaS
6 260 (4.59%) Amazon EC2
7 241 (4.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 193 (3.41%) SaaS
9 168 (2.97%) Amazon S3
10 107 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 83 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
12 76 (1.34%) Route 53
13 64 (1.13%) OpenShift
14 62 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
15 59 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 59 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
16 58 (1.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 47 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
18 41 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
18 41 (0.72%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 325 (5.74%) DNS
2 309 (5.46%) HTTP
3 305 (5.38%) TCP/IP
4 226 (3.99%) Firewall
5 217 (3.83%) SSL
6 174 (3.07%) VPN
7 164 (2.90%) LDAP
8 105 (1.85%) SSH
9 103 (1.82%) Internet
10 93 (1.64%) OpenVPN
11 82 (1.45%) OpenLDAP
12 81 (1.43%) DHCP
13 73 (1.29%) Reverse Proxy
14 65 (1.15%) WAN
15 59 (1.04%) LAN
16 43 (0.76%) SAN
17 42 (0.74%) IPsec
17 42 (0.74%) SMTP
18 41 (0.72%) Network Security
19 40 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 478 (8.44%) PostgreSQL
2 457 (8.07%) Hadoop
3 426 (7.52%) Big Data
4 418 (7.38%) MongoDB
5 362 (6.39%) NoSQL
6 343 (6.06%) MySQL
7 307 (5.42%) SQL Server
8 181 (3.20%) Relational Database
9 154 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 153 (2.70%) Oracle Database
11 151 (2.67%) Redis
12 136 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
13 98 (1.73%) Apache Hive
14 91 (1.61%) HBase
15 72 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 59 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
17 52 (0.92%) DB2
17 52 (0.92%) RDBMS
18 46 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
19 34 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1780 (31.43%) Jenkins
2 1260 (22.25%) Git (software)
3 678 (11.97%) JIRA
4 427 (7.54%) Maven
5 304 (5.37%) Sonatype Nexus
6 269 (4.75%) Vagrant
7 251 (4.43%) TeamCity
8 247 (4.36%) Subversion
9 232 (4.10%) Selenium
10 209 (3.69%) JUnit
11 185 (3.27%) Ant
12 179 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 174 (3.07%) Octopus Deploy
14 162 (2.86%) SonarQube
15 156 (2.75%) Cucumber
15 156 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
16 152 (2.68%) Bitbucket
17 144 (2.54%) Gradle
18 125 (2.21%) JIRA Agile
19 116 (2.05%) Hudson
General
1 787 (13.89%) Finance
2 456 (8.05%) Banking
3 202 (3.57%) Retail
4 110 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 106 (1.87%) Marketing
6 88 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 76 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 57 (1.01%) Games
8 57 (1.01%) Publishing
9 52 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 46 (0.81%) Advertising
11 44 (0.78%) Electronics
12 41 (0.72%) Front Office
13 21 (0.37%) Back Office
13 21 (0.37%) Law
14 16 (0.28%) General Ledger
15 11 (0.19%) Automotive
16 7 (0.12%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.11%) Billing
18 5 (0.088%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2236 (39.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 1056 (18.64%) Developer
3 567 (10.01%) AWS DevOps
4 463 (8.17%) AWS Engineer
5 439 (7.75%) Architect
6 419 (7.40%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 395 (6.97%) Java Developer
8 341 (6.02%) Consultant
9 338 (5.97%) Linux Engineer
10 301 (5.31%) Senior DevOps
11 295 (5.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 251 (4.43%) DevOps Consultant
13 209 (3.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 182 (3.21%) Senior Developer
15 174 (3.07%) Cloud Engineer
16 170 (3.00%) Lead DevOps
17 151 (2.67%) Administrator
18 147 (2.60%) Java Engineer
19 127 (2.24%) Operations Engineer
20 117 (2.07%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 597 (10.54%) Web Services
2 432 (7.63%) .NET
3 385 (6.80%) HTML
4 380 (6.71%) Node.js
5 337 (5.95%) REST
6 329 (5.81%) AngularJS
7 288 (5.08%) ELK Stack
8 283 (5.00%) Spring
9 275 (4.86%) CSS
10 247 (4.36%) JSON
11 220 (3.88%) RESTful
12 196 (3.46%) HTML5
13 194 (3.43%) XML
14 157 (2.77%) SOAP
15 156 (2.75%) Middleware
16 150 (2.65%) LAMP
17 136 (2.40%) RabbitMQ
18 131 (2.31%) ASP.NET
19 128 (2.26%) Kafka
20 125 (2.21%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 234 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
2 233 (4.11%) Public Cloud
3 159 (2.81%) Data Centre
4 151 (2.67%) User Experience
5 114 (2.01%) Computer Science
6 98 (1.73%) Private Cloud
7 91 (1.61%) Mobile App
8 73 (1.29%) Virtual Team
9 61 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
10 59 (1.04%) Algorithms
11 55 (0.97%) Clustering
12 53 (0.94%) Management Information System
13 48 (0.85%) Fintech
14 42 (0.74%) Data Structures
15 39 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 36 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
17 34 (0.60%) iPad
17 34 (0.60%) Replication
18 33 (0.58%) Video on Demand
19 32 (0.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2440 (43.08%) Linux
2 714 (12.61%) Windows
3 600 (10.59%) Unix
4 463 (8.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 414 (7.31%) CentOS
6 253 (4.47%) Ubuntu
7 212 (3.74%) Windows Server
8 97 (1.71%) CoreOS
9 96 (1.69%) AIX
10 75 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 69 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 54 (0.95%) Android
13 52 (0.92%) Apple iOS
14 51 (0.90%) Debian
15 44 (0.78%) RancherOS
16 32 (0.56%) Windows 2000
16 32 (0.56%) Windows XP
17 28 (0.49%) Solaris
18 21 (0.37%) Fedora
19 20 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2862 (50.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1554 (27.44%) Continuous Integration
3 1019 (17.99%) Scrum
4 964 (17.02%) Configuration Management
5 836 (14.76%) TDD
6 712 (12.57%) Open Source
7 692 (12.22%) Continuous Delivery
8 573 (10.12%) Microservices
9 548 (9.68%) BDD
10 358 (6.32%) Kanban
11 356 (6.29%) Software Engineering
12 322 (5.69%) High Availability
13 319 (5.63%) E-Commerce
14 303 (5.35%) ITIL
15 284 (5.01%) Continuous Deployment
16 246 (4.34%) Continuous Improvement
16 246 (4.34%) Migration
17 232 (4.10%) OO
18 225 (3.97%) Mentoring
19 219 (3.87%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1667 (29.43%) Java
2 1545 (27.28%) Python
3 923 (16.30%) Ruby
4 708 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 646 (11.41%) JavaScript
6 573 (10.12%) SQL
7 454 (8.02%) Perl
8 387 (6.83%) PowerShell
9 330 (5.83%) C#
10 320 (5.65%) Scala
11 271 (4.78%) Shell Script
12 255 (4.50%) Go
13 220 (3.88%) PHP
14 183 (3.23%) C
15 101 (1.78%) Groovy
16 84 (1.48%) C++
17 58 (1.02%) Clojure
18 56 (0.99%) T-SQL
19 33 (0.58%) ES6
20 30 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 682 (12.04%) Security Cleared
2 524 (9.25%) SC Cleared
3 171 (3.02%) Degree
4 123 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 97 (1.71%) DV Cleared
6 68 (1.20%) AWS Certification
7 47 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 34 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
9 28 (0.49%) MCSE
10 25 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (0.35%) MCSA
12 15 (0.26%) CCA
12 15 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (0.25%) RHCE
14 13 (0.23%) BC Cleared
14 13 (0.23%) CCNP
14 13 (0.23%) ISEB
15 12 (0.21%) PMI Certification
16 9 (0.16%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (4.98%) QA
2 56 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 56 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 41 (0.72%) SLA
4 7 (0.12%) MiFID
5 6 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.11%) EMIR
6 5 (0.088%) COBIT
6 5 (0.088%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.053%) GCP
7 3 (0.053%) SDET
8 2 (0.035%) FATCA
8 2 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.035%) WCAG
9 1 (0.018%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.018%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.018%) WAI
System Software
1 1495 (26.39%) Docker
2 325 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (3.07%) vCloud
4 159 (2.81%) Active Directory
5 137 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
6 95 (1.68%) HDFS
7 87 (1.54%) Squid
8 82 (1.45%) Postfix
9 80 (1.41%) Xen
10 79 (1.39%) vSphere
11 47 (0.83%) etcd
12 45 (0.79%) Hyper-V
12 45 (0.79%) KVM
13 41 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
14 35 (0.62%) flannel
15 31 (0.55%) VMware ESX
16 27 (0.48%) VirtualBox
17 23 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 21 (0.37%) XenServer
19 19 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1957 (34.55%) Puppet
2 1563 (27.60%) Ansible
3 1174 (20.73%) Opscode Chef
4 482 (8.51%) Terraform
5 480 (8.47%) Kubernetes
6 254 (4.48%) logstash
7 230 (4.06%) Kibana
8 209 (3.69%) ZABBIX
9 173 (3.05%) Rancher
10 157 (2.77%) Salt
11 139 (2.45%) Nagios
12 108 (1.91%) Packer
13 102 (1.80%) Mesos
14 93 (1.64%) Consul
15 86 (1.52%) HAProxy
16 58 (1.02%) Graphite
17 54 (0.95%) Grafana
18 49 (0.87%) Marathon
19 36 (0.64%) SELinux
20 33 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 658 (11.62%) VMware
2 532 (9.39%) Oracle
3 432 (7.63%) Red Hat
4 404 (7.13%) Microsoft
5 265 (4.68%) Atlassian
6 215 (3.80%) Splunk
7 149 (2.63%) IBM
8 133 (2.35%) SaltStack
9 125 (2.21%) Google
10 107 (1.89%) AppDynamics
11 105 (1.85%) MuleSoft
12 96 (1.69%) Cisco
13 92 (1.62%) Sonatype
14 87 (1.54%) Rackspace
15 85 (1.50%) New Relic
16 82 (1.45%) HP
17 74 (1.31%) SAP
18 66 (1.17%) Hortonworks
19 57 (1.01%) ServiceNow
20 42 (0.74%) Cloudera
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £550 - £650 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Glossop, Derbyshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £335.76 - £419.70 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day 3 Month Rolling Contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £475 - £565 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £50,000 - £65,000
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + accomodation
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago