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 1 May 2016 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
DevOps
Rank 44 122 195
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +73
Contract jobs citing DevOps 2302 1034 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.12% 1.82% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.05% 2.31% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1656 746 448
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Median hourly rate £48.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.54 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -5.88%

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
45575 44729 42342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.84% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30101 27892 26461
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1297 1209
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 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 +69 2184 £500 +11.11% 613
London +51 1310 £513 +7.89% 362
South East +86 261 £475 +26.66% 65
Yorkshire +39 166 £475 +35.71% 45
City of London +64 164 £531 +11.84% 89
West Yorkshire +29 116 £475 +35.71% 38
West Midlands +66 113 £406 +1.56% 16
Leeds +22 108 £475 +35.71% 35
North West +33 100 £450 +2.85% 42
Berkshire +62 83 £475 +18.75% 16
East of England +59 80 £488 +39.28% 38
Shropshire +19 67 £398 -19.54% 2
Scotland +26 65 £425 +6.25% 16
South West +3 57 £420 -16.00% 25
East Midlands +20 55 £525 +10.52% 10
Telford +12 52 £398 -19.69% 1
Surrey +27 50 £475 +5.55% 19
Cambridgeshire +33 48 £475 +49.01% 21
Cambridge +20 44 £475 +65.21% 17
Kent +14 43 £575 +63.12% 3
Manchester +25 42 £485 +7.77% 32
Cheshire +11 42 £450 +2.85% 6
Edinburgh +15 39 £418 +4.37% 8
North East -6 39 £310 -16.21% 9
Reading +28 37 £475 +26.66% 8
Tyne and Wear -13 35 £315 -14.86% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 34 £310 -16.21% 6
South Yorkshire +12 32 £475 +18.75% 1
Buckinghamshire +38 31 £500 +25.00%
Sheffield +2 31 £488 +21.87%

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1999 (51.52%) Linux
2 1919 (49.46%) Agile Software Development
3 1738 (44.79%) Puppet
4 1479 (38.12%) Java
5 1317 (33.94%) Jenkins
6 1192 (30.72%) Continuous Integration
7 1141 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
8 1061 (27.35%) Git (software)
9 1053 (27.14%) Opscode Chef
10 1052 (27.11%) Configuration Management
11 960 (24.74%) Python
12 925 (23.84%) Ansible
13 910 (23.45%) Ruby
14 798 (20.57%) Docker
15 653 (16.83%) Scrum
16 611 (15.75%) Unix
17 586 (15.10%) Windows
18 551 (14.20%) Bash Shell
19 535 (13.79%) Open Source
20 534 (13.76%) Finance
20 534 (13.76%) Continuous Delivery
21 513 (13.22%) TDD
22 491 (12.65%) VMware
23 468 (12.06%) Security Cleared
24 458 (11.80%) SQL
25 455 (11.73%) Perl
25 455 (11.73%) Microsoft Azure
26 442 (11.39%) Web Services
27 436 (11.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 428 (11.03%) Maven

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
1 383 (9.87%) Apache
2 355 (9.15%) OpenStack
3 352 (9.07%) Tomcat
4 236 (6.08%) Confluence
5 225 (5.80%) Node.js
6 218 (5.62%) nginx
7 163 (4.20%) IIS
8 157 (4.05%) JBoss
9 148 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
10 122 (3.14%) WebSphere
11 96 (2.47%) WebLogic
12 94 (2.42%) Cloud Foundry
13 85 (2.19%) Jetty
14 32 (0.82%) CMS
14 32 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
15 24 (0.62%) Apache Spark
16 22 (0.57%) Apache Solr
17 20 (0.52%) SharePoint
18 19 (0.49%) WordPress
19 18 (0.46%) Mule
Applications
1 101 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 45 (1.16%) HipChat
3 16 (0.41%) MS Office
4 9 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.052%) Gliffy
7 2 (0.052%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.052%) MS Project
7 2 (0.052%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.026%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.077%) BASE24
5 2 (0.052%) Endur
6 1 (0.026%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.026%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.026%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.026%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.026%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.026%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.026%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.026%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.026%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1141 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 455 (11.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 244 (6.29%) GitHub
4 202 (5.21%) PaaS
5 183 (4.72%) IaaS
6 150 (3.87%) Amazon EC2
7 134 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
8 110 (2.84%) SaaS
9 102 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
10 91 (2.35%) Amazon S3
11 61 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
12 57 (1.47%) Heroku
13 49 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
14 34 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 32 (0.82%) Route 53
16 29 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
17 27 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 26 (0.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 26 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
18 26 (0.67%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 223 (5.75%) TCP/IP
2 217 (5.59%) DNS
3 212 (5.46%) HTTP
4 136 (3.51%) SSL
5 108 (2.78%) Firewall
6 98 (2.53%) Internet
7 90 (2.32%) LDAP
8 71 (1.83%) SAN
9 67 (1.73%) DHCP
10 56 (1.44%) LAN
11 54 (1.39%) IPsec
11 54 (1.39%) VPN
12 53 (1.37%) FTP
13 49 (1.26%) WAN
14 48 (1.24%) Network Security
15 41 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
15 41 (1.06%) SSH
16 32 (0.82%) NAS
17 22 (0.57%) SMTP
18 21 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 421 (10.85%) MongoDB
2 346 (8.92%) NoSQL
3 335 (8.63%) MySQL
4 246 (6.34%) SQL Server
5 239 (6.16%) PostgreSQL
6 158 (4.07%) Big Data
7 155 (3.99%) Apache Cassandra
8 143 (3.69%) Relational Database
9 109 (2.81%) Hadoop
10 106 (2.73%) Redis
11 58 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 57 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
13 50 (1.29%) Oracle Database
14 49 (1.26%) RDBMS
15 33 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
15 33 (0.85%) Neo4j
16 23 (0.59%) MariaDB
17 21 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
18 20 (0.52%) HBase
19 18 (0.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1317 (33.94%) Jenkins
2 1061 (27.35%) Git (software)
3 428 (11.03%) Maven
4 420 (10.82%) JIRA
5 217 (5.59%) TeamCity
6 166 (4.28%) Subversion
7 159 (4.10%) Hudson
8 153 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 153 (3.94%) Vagrant
9 150 (3.87%) Sonatype Nexus
10 140 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 138 (3.56%) Selenium
12 120 (3.09%) Artifactory
13 118 (3.04%) Ant
14 108 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
15 105 (2.71%) Gradle
16 97 (2.50%) GitLab
17 79 (2.04%) JUnit
18 77 (1.98%) Travis CI
19 72 (1.86%) SonarQube
General
1 534 (13.76%) Finance
2 252 (6.49%) Banking
3 118 (3.04%) Retail
4 58 (1.49%) Games
5 50 (1.29%) Publishing
6 48 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 46 (1.19%) Marketing
8 35 (0.90%) Law
9 33 (0.85%) Investment Banking
10 32 (0.82%) Legal
11 18 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.36%) Electronics
14 13 (0.34%) Advertising
15 11 (0.28%) Front Office
16 6 (0.15%) Back Office
17 5 (0.13%) International Banking
17 5 (0.13%) Online Betting
17 5 (0.13%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.077%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1668 (42.99%) DevOps Engineer
2 667 (17.19%) Developer
3 435 (11.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 348 (8.97%) Linux Engineer
5 308 (7.94%) Architect
6 294 (7.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 265 (6.83%) Java Developer
8 263 (6.78%) AWS Engineer
9 220 (5.67%) Consultant
10 217 (5.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 159 (4.10%) DevOps Consultant
12 158 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
13 143 (3.69%) Agile Developer
14 132 (3.40%) Operations Engineer
15 109 (2.81%) Java Engineer
16 103 (2.65%) DevOps Architect
17 102 (2.63%) Administrator
18 101 (2.60%) Agile Java Developer
19 98 (2.53%) Senior Developer
20 94 (2.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 442 (11.39%) Web Services
2 384 (9.90%) .NET
3 284 (7.32%) HTML
4 230 (5.93%) CSS
5 208 (5.36%) Spring
6 164 (4.23%) HTML5
7 161 (4.15%) REST
8 159 (4.10%) AngularJS
9 151 (3.89%) ELK Stack
10 144 (3.71%) J2EE
11 143 (3.69%) RabbitMQ
12 139 (3.58%) Sensu
13 138 (3.56%) LAMP
14 127 (3.27%) Middleware
15 109 (2.81%) RESTful
16 105 (2.71%) XML
17 102 (2.63%) JSON
18 99 (2.55%) SOAP
19 96 (2.47%) CSS3
20 95 (2.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 154 (3.97%) Data Centre
2 114 (2.94%) Private Cloud
3 97 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (2.01%) Public Cloud
5 68 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 68 (1.75%) User Experience
6 66 (1.70%) Mobile App
7 52 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 46 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 42 (1.08%) Fintech
10 40 (1.03%) Clustering
11 39 (1.01%) Wiki
12 35 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 35 (0.90%) Visualisation
13 27 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
14 18 (0.46%) Data Structures
14 18 (0.46%) Online Games
15 17 (0.44%) Algorithms
15 17 (0.44%) Blog
16 16 (0.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1999 (51.52%) Linux
2 611 (15.75%) Unix
3 586 (15.10%) Windows
4 436 (11.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 305 (7.86%) CentOS
6 211 (5.44%) Ubuntu
7 159 (4.10%) Windows Server
8 86 (2.22%) CoreOS
9 69 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 63 (1.62%) AIX
11 56 (1.44%) Solaris
12 45 (1.16%) Android
12 45 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 43 (1.11%) Apple iOS
14 35 (0.90%) Debian
14 35 (0.90%) VMS
15 24 (0.62%) Mac OS X
16 19 (0.49%) Fedora
17 18 (0.46%) SUSE
18 16 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1919 (49.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1192 (30.72%) Continuous Integration
3 1052 (27.11%) Configuration Management
4 653 (16.83%) Scrum
5 535 (13.79%) Open Source
6 534 (13.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 513 (13.22%) TDD
8 281 (7.24%) Software Engineering
9 236 (6.08%) BDD
10 235 (6.06%) Kanban
11 233 (6.01%) E-Commerce
12 205 (5.28%) Migration
13 195 (5.03%) Mentoring
14 193 (4.97%) Microservices
15 179 (4.61%) Release Management
16 172 (4.43%) OO
17 169 (4.36%) SOA
18 156 (4.02%) High Availability
19 149 (3.84%) Automated Testing
20 147 (3.79%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1479 (38.12%) Java
2 960 (24.74%) Python
3 910 (23.45%) Ruby
4 551 (14.20%) Bash Shell
5 458 (11.80%) SQL
6 455 (11.73%) Perl
7 384 (9.90%) JavaScript
8 341 (8.79%) PowerShell
9 232 (5.98%) C#
10 202 (5.21%) PHP
11 192 (4.95%) Shell Script
12 170 (4.38%) Go
13 161 (4.15%) Scala
14 111 (2.86%) C++
15 71 (1.83%) Groovy
16 50 (1.29%) C
17 38 (0.98%) Korn
18 36 (0.93%) PL/SQL
19 30 (0.77%) Clojure
20 25 (0.64%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 468 (12.06%) Security Cleared
2 344 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 133 (3.43%) Degree
4 76 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 48 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (0.57%) BC Cleared
7 22 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (0.52%) AWS Certification
9 18 (0.46%) CCNA
10 17 (0.44%) MCSE
11 14 (0.36%) CCNP
11 14 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.26%) CISSP
12 10 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (0.21%) CISM
14 6 (0.15%) CESG Certified Professional
14 6 (0.15%) MCSA
14 6 (0.15%) RHCE
14 6 (0.15%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (2.81%) QA
2 50 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (0.52%) COBIT
4 12 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.31%) SLA
5 11 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.052%) ISO20022
7 2 (0.052%) SDET
8 1 (0.026%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.026%) WAI
System Software
1 798 (20.57%) Docker
2 338 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (4.28%) Active Directory
4 142 (3.66%) vSphere
5 78 (2.01%) GlusterFS
6 73 (1.88%) Ceph
6 73 (1.88%) VMware ESX
7 56 (1.44%) vCloud
8 54 (1.39%) Xen
9 53 (1.37%) NFS
10 41 (1.06%) KVM
11 35 (0.90%) Hyper-V
12 27 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
13 17 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 16 (0.41%) XenServer
15 14 (0.36%) Varnish
16 12 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 11 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 9 (0.23%) LXC
18 9 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1738 (44.79%) Puppet
2 1053 (27.14%) Opscode Chef
3 925 (23.84%) Ansible
4 243 (6.26%) Nagios
5 240 (6.19%) Kubernetes
6 208 (5.36%) logstash
7 152 (3.92%) Graphite
8 126 (3.25%) ZABBIX
9 113 (2.91%) HAProxy
10 109 (2.81%) Terraform
11 101 (2.60%) Salt
12 94 (2.42%) Packer
13 92 (2.37%) Kibana
14 74 (1.91%) Mesos
15 62 (1.60%) SCCM
16 49 (1.26%) SCOM
17 46 (1.19%) Uchiwa
18 44 (1.13%) Grafana
19 39 (1.01%) Icinga
20 34 (0.88%) SELinux
Vendors
1 491 (12.65%) VMware
2 423 (10.90%) Red Hat
3 333 (8.58%) Oracle
4 315 (8.12%) Microsoft
5 210 (5.41%) Atlassian
6 195 (5.03%) Splunk
7 125 (3.22%) IBM
8 109 (2.81%) Google
9 69 (1.78%) New Relic
10 67 (1.73%) Rackspace
11 66 (1.70%) Cisco
12 64 (1.65%) HP
13 37 (0.95%) NetApp
14 34 (0.88%) AppDynamics
14 34 (0.88%) Dell
15 32 (0.82%) MuleSoft
16 31 (0.80%) F5
16 31 (0.80%) Veritas
17 30 (0.77%) EMC
18 28 (0.72%) ServiceNow
East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Contract
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Contract
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Montash
Rate: £350 - £475 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Intelletec
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Intelletec
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + depending experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Preferred Choice
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £470 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago