The table below looks at the statistics for DevOps skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DevOps over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps
Rank 151 281 521
Rank change year-on-year
+130 +240
Contract jobs citing DevOps 838 365 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 0.69% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 0.93% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 305 68
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£450 £445 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +15.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £352 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 -

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

DevOps
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DevOps within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 September 2014.

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
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +113 783 £450 +1.12% 218
London +114 534 £475 +5.55% 132
South East +77 94 £450 +5.88% 25
City of London +71 94 £475 +6.74% 30
Hampshire +30 46 £400 -11.11% 5
East of England +20 42 £400 +30.08% 5
Southampton +18 32 £400 +2.56% 2
South West -16 31 £400 -15.78% 5
Wales - 31 £425 - 7
Yorkshire -13 29 £663 +59.63% 29
West Yorkshire -10 27 £675 +62.65% 21
Leeds -12 25 £675 +62.65% 20
North West +9 24 £488 +39.28% 9
Berkshire +23 23 £488 +17.32% 4
Bristol - 21 £413 - 3
East Midlands +20 18 £550 +23.59% 6
Suffolk - 17 £428 -
Reading +25 13 £488 +50.00% 1
Swansea - 12 £475 - 3
West Wales - 12 £475 - 3
Cambridgeshire +14 11 £350 +84.21% 4
Bedfordshire -3 11 £400 -5.88%
Oxfordshire +4 10 £475 - 4
Luton -9 10 £413 -2.94%
Ipswich - 10 £375 -
Leicestershire +10 8 £550 +23.59% 3
Lancashire - 8 £508 - 2
Leicester +14 7 £550 +23.59% 1
Cheshire +7 7 £400 - 3
Cambridge +1 7 £324 +70.39% 4

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DevOps also 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 that cited DevOps.

1 881 (57.69%) Linux
2 815 (53.37%) Puppet
3 727 (47.61%) Agile Software Development
4 574 (37.59%) Opscode Chef
5 518 (33.92%) Java
6 478 (31.30%) Continuous Integration
7 469 (30.71%) Jenkins
8 397 (26.00%) Ruby
9 386 (25.28%) Configuration Management
10 385 (25.21%) Python
11 352 (23.05%) Web Services
12 339 (22.20%) Apache
13 327 (21.41%) Git (software)
14 323 (21.15%) Scrum
15 315 (20.63%) Amazon AWS
16 285 (18.66%) Windows
17 268 (17.55%) Open Source
18 263 (17.22%) VMware
19 257 (16.83%) UNIX
20 240 (15.72%) PHP
21 238 (15.59%) MySQL
22 232 (15.19%) Red Hat
23 229 (15.00%) Perl
24 216 (14.15%) Bash Shell
25 208 (13.62%) TDD
26 195 (12.77%) Maven
27 190 (12.44%) CentOS
28 189 (12.38%) MongoDB
29 186 (12.18%) Nagios
30 184 (12.05%) .NET

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DevOps also 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 that cited DevOps. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 339 (22.20%) Apache
2 138 (9.04%) Tomcat
3 125 (8.19%) nginx
4 108 (7.07%) IIS
5 100 (6.55%) Confluence
6 89 (5.83%) OpenStack
7 83 (5.44%) Node.js
8 60 (3.93%) WebLogic
9 45 (2.95%) WebSphere
10 38 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
11 37 (2.42%) CMS
12 32 (2.10%) Apache Solr
13 27 (1.77%) Umbraco
14 20 (1.31%) Jetty
15 16 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 15 (0.98%) Drupal
17 14 (0.92%) SharePoint
17 14 (0.92%) FileNet
18 13 (0.85%) MediaWiki
19 12 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (0.85%) RMDS
2 5 (0.33%) Summit
3 4 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.065%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.065%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.065%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 315 (20.63%) Amazon AWS
2 160 (10.48%) Amazon EC2
3 86 (5.63%) Amazon S3
4 79 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 58 (3.80%) PaaS
6 45 (2.95%) SaaS
7 41 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
8 37 (2.42%) Amazon ELB
9 32 (2.10%) IaaS
10 26 (1.70%) Route 53
11 15 (0.98%) Google App Engine
12 13 (0.85%) GitHub
13 12 (0.79%) Office 365
14 7 (0.46%) Joyent
14 7 (0.46%) ElastiCache
14 7 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 6 (0.39%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
16 2 (0.13%) AWS Data Pipeline
16 2 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 158 (10.35%) DNS
2 114 (7.47%) Firewall
3 96 (6.29%) HTTP
4 86 (5.63%) TCP/IP
5 66 (4.32%) SSL
6 58 (3.80%) Internet
7 57 (3.73%) VPN
8 48 (3.14%) LDAP
9 34 (2.23%) DHCP
10 27 (1.77%) SAN
10 27 (1.77%) LAN
10 27 (1.77%) WAN
11 23 (1.51%) SNMP
12 21 (1.38%) IPsec
13 20 (1.31%) FTP
14 18 (1.18%) Network Security
15 16 (1.05%) SSH
15 16 (1.05%) Reverse Proxy
16 14 (0.92%) VLAN
17 13 (0.85%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (15.59%) MySQL
2 189 (12.38%) MongoDB
3 147 (9.63%) SQL Server
4 145 (9.50%) NoSQL
5 119 (7.79%) PostgreSQL
6 82 (5.37%) Apache Cassandra
7 55 (3.60%) Big Data
8 45 (2.95%) Redis
9 43 (2.82%) Hadoop
10 42 (2.75%) Relational Database
11 34 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
12 26 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
13 24 (1.57%) CouchDB
14 22 (1.44%) Riak
15 20 (1.31%) Couchbase
16 19 (1.24%) RavenDB
17 16 (1.05%) Oracle Database
18 15 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
18 15 (0.98%) Oracle Exadata
19 13 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 469 (30.71%) Jenkins
2 327 (21.41%) Git (software)
3 195 (12.77%) Maven
4 151 (9.89%) JIRA
5 137 (8.97%) Hudson
6 115 (7.53%) Subversion
7 97 (6.35%) TeamCity
8 65 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 45 (2.95%) Ant
10 43 (2.82%) Cucumber
11 42 (2.75%) Selenium
12 39 (2.55%) Visual Studio
13 36 (2.36%) Artifactory
14 34 (2.23%) Mercurial
15 32 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 31 (2.03%) Gradle
17 26 (1.70%) RSpec
18 16 (1.05%) SpecFlow
19 15 (0.98%) Gerrit
20 14 (0.92%) MSBuild
General
1 146 (9.56%) Finance
2 64 (4.19%) Banking
3 34 (2.23%) Retail
4 33 (2.16%) Games
5 31 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.70%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.64%) Marketing
8 24 (1.57%) Front Office
9 22 (1.44%) Publishing
10 19 (1.24%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.92%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.46%) Law
13 6 (0.39%) Advertising
14 5 (0.33%) Electronics
14 5 (0.33%) Back Office
15 3 (0.20%) Music Industry
16 2 (0.13%) Legal
16 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.13%) Billing
17 1 (0.065%) Military
Job Titles
1 643 (42.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 277 (18.14%) Developer
3 174 (11.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 98 (6.42%) Linux Engineer
5 71 (4.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 71 (4.65%) Java Developer
6 70 (4.58%) Administrator
7 67 (4.39%) Architect
8 66 (4.32%) Consultant
9 54 (3.54%) Systems Administrator
10 50 (3.27%) .NET Developer
11 47 (3.08%) DevOps Consultant
12 46 (3.01%) Software Engineer
12 46 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 44 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
14 43 (2.82%) Linux Administrator
15 34 (2.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 30 (1.96%) Python Developer
17 29 (1.90%) Cloud Engineer
18 26 (1.70%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 352 (23.05%) Web Services
2 184 (12.05%) .NET
3 160 (10.48%) LAMP
4 105 (6.88%) XML
5 97 (6.35%) HTML
6 96 (6.29%) JSON
7 83 (5.44%) Middleware
8 74 (4.85%) ASP.NET
9 70 (4.58%) J2EE
10 67 (4.39%) SOAP
11 66 (4.32%) Spring
12 53 (3.47%) CSS
12 53 (3.47%) RESTful
13 49 (3.21%) RabbitMQ
14 44 (2.88%) AngularJS
15 43 (2.82%) REST
16 38 (2.49%) Hibernate
17 36 (2.36%) MCollective
18 32 (2.10%) ActiveMQ
18 32 (2.10%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 268 (17.55%) Open Source
2 58 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 33 (2.16%) Mobile App
5 27 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 26 (1.70%) Online Games
6 26 (1.70%) Clustering
7 22 (1.44%) Replication
7 22 (1.44%) Wiki
8 18 (1.18%) Hedge funds
9 17 (1.11%) Client/Server
10 15 (0.98%) Visualisation
11 14 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.79%) Digital Media
12 12 (0.79%) PKI
13 11 (0.72%) User Experience
14 6 (0.39%) NHS
15 5 (0.33%) Blog
15 5 (0.33%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 881 (57.69%) Linux
2 285 (18.66%) Windows
3 257 (16.83%) UNIX
4 190 (12.44%) CentOS
5 141 (9.23%) Ubuntu
6 96 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 58 (3.80%) Debian
8 44 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
10 26 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (1.51%) AIX
12 21 (1.38%) SELinux
13 20 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (1.18%) Solaris
15 13 (0.85%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.79%) Android
17 6 (0.39%) VMS
18 5 (0.33%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.20%) SmartOS
20 2 (0.13%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 727 (47.61%) Agile Software Development
2 478 (31.30%) Continuous Integration
3 386 (25.28%) Configuration Management
4 323 (21.15%) Scrum
5 208 (13.62%) TDD
6 156 (10.22%) E-Commerce
7 121 (7.92%) BDD
8 105 (6.88%) OO
9 97 (6.35%) Software Engineering
10 83 (5.44%) SOA
11 82 (5.37%) Kanban
11 82 (5.37%) Release Management
12 79 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 74 (4.85%) Load Balancing
14 72 (4.72%) Build Automation
15 60 (3.93%) ITIL
16 56 (3.67%) Pair Programming
17 54 (3.54%) Mentoring
18 52 (3.41%) MVC
19 51 (3.34%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 518 (33.92%) Java
2 397 (26.00%) Ruby
3 385 (25.21%) Python
4 240 (15.72%) PHP
5 229 (15.00%) Perl
6 216 (14.15%) Bash Shell
7 162 (10.61%) SQL
7 162 (10.61%) JavaScript
8 135 (8.84%) PowerShell
9 122 (7.99%) C#
10 74 (4.85%) Shell Script
11 57 (3.73%) Scala
12 37 (2.42%) C++
13 26 (1.70%) VB
14 23 (1.51%) C
14 23 (1.51%) Groovy
15 19 (1.24%) Clojure
16 18 (1.18%) VBScript
17 13 (0.85%) T-SQL
18 11 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (5.83%) Security Cleared
2 63 (4.13%) SC Cleared
3 59 (3.86%) Degree
4 14 (0.92%) CCNA
4 14 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (0.85%) ISEB
6 7 (0.46%) RHCE
7 6 (0.39%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.33%) Sun Certification
8 5 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.26%) CISM
9 4 (0.26%) CISSP
9 4 (0.26%) JNCIA
9 4 (0.26%) CCSA
10 3 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.20%) LPIC
10 3 (0.20%) VCAP
10 3 (0.20%) VCDX
10 3 (0.20%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (5.37%) QA
2 15 (0.98%) SLA
3 5 (0.33%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.33%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.065%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.065%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.065%) EMIR
System Software
1 161 (10.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (5.37%) vCloud
3 45 (2.95%) Active Directory
4 30 (1.96%) XenServer
4 30 (1.96%) vSphere
5 27 (1.77%) Samba
6 26 (1.70%) VMware ESX
7 25 (1.64%) Docker
8 23 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
8 23 (1.51%) Varnish
9 19 (1.24%) Xen
9 19 (1.24%) Postfix
10 17 (1.11%) NFS
11 15 (0.98%) KVM
12 12 (0.79%) Hyper-V
13 11 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.39%) qmail
15 5 (0.33%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.26%) Squid
17 3 (0.20%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 815 (53.37%) Puppet
2 574 (37.59%) Opscode Chef
3 186 (12.18%) Nagios
4 125 (8.19%) Vagrant
5 110 (7.20%) Ansible
6 107 (7.01%) Salt
7 70 (4.58%) ZABBIX
8 43 (2.82%) Cacti
9 28 (1.83%) Zenoss
9 28 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 20 (1.31%) HAProxy
11 19 (1.24%) YUM
12 17 (1.11%) Kibana
13 16 (1.05%) Opsview
14 14 (0.92%) collectd
14 14 (0.92%) Graylog2
15 13 (0.85%) Icinga
16 12 (0.79%) logstash
17 11 (0.72%) Ganglia
17 11 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 263 (17.22%) VMware
2 232 (15.19%) Red Hat
3 104 (6.81%) Oracle
4 103 (6.75%) Microsoft
5 93 (6.09%) IBM
6 85 (5.57%) JBoss
7 75 (4.91%) Rackspace
8 58 (3.80%) Cisco
9 52 (3.41%) Atlassian
10 47 (3.08%) Splunk
11 37 (2.42%) New Relic
12 36 (2.36%) SaltStack
13 31 (2.03%) Percona
14 30 (1.96%) NetApp
15 29 (1.90%) EMC
16 26 (1.70%) Google
17 24 (1.57%) F5
17 24 (1.57%) Citrix
18 22 (1.44%) 29West
19 18 (1.18%) RightScale
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Ioko
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: Negotiable dependant on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £450 per day + non-negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £380 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago