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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DevOps
Rank 88 167 333
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +166
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1260 693 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.21% 1.27% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 1.67% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 490 217
Average daily rate
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£438 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £575 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.31% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £52.50 - £26.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.78 - £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 - £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £26.50

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
44294 41615 38269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.78% 76.15% 74.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28706 25700 23210
Average daily rate £418 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1169 1103
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 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 +66 1172 £450 +4.65% 382
London +54 687 £475 +5.55% 233
City of London +52 182 £475 - 63
East of England +41 126 £400 - 29
South East +7 111 £430 +8.86% 34
Yorkshire +43 88 £418 +28.46% 30
Cambridgeshire +32 84 £400 +3.22% 21
Cambridge +29 80 £400 +3.22% 20
West Yorkshire +27 64 £420 +34.40% 23
Wales +37 59 £375 -18.91% 3
South West +6 59 £420 +1.81% 19
Leeds +24 55 £418 +33.60% 15
North West +4 49 £475 +11.76% 20
South Wales - 43 £375 - 2
Surrey +29 39 £425 - 10
Cheshire +8 24 £469 +17.18% 6
Berkshire +7 24 £450 -7.69% 7
Essex - 24 £400 -
East Midlands +10 22 £375 -31.81% 4
Bristol -10 22 £444 +9.23% 6
Cardiff - 22 £375 - 2
Devon +14 20 £420 +5.00%
Hampshire -33 20 £385 +14.07% 3
West Midlands +15 19 £375 +7.14% 6
Newport - 19 £365 -
Scotland - 19 £375 - 12
Manchester +1 15 £475 +11.76% 13
South Yorkshire - 15 £438 - 4
Southend-on-Sea - 13 £400 -
Hertfordshire +4 12 £425 -4.22% 6

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 1259 (55.39%) Linux
2 1100 (48.39%) Puppet
3 951 (41.84%) Agile Software Development
4 822 (36.16%) Opscode Chef
5 810 (35.64%) Java
6 755 (33.22%) Amazon AWS
7 721 (31.72%) Continuous Integration
8 714 (31.41%) Jenkins
9 632 (27.80%) Python
10 591 (26.00%) Ruby
11 550 (24.20%) Configuration Management
12 487 (21.43%) Git (software)
13 414 (18.21%) Windows
14 398 (17.51%) Ansible
15 391 (17.20%) Web Services
16 377 (16.59%) Scrum
17 365 (16.06%) MySQL
18 343 (15.09%) Red Hat
19 342 (15.05%) Bash Shell
20 341 (15.00%) UNIX
21 335 (14.74%) Open Source
22 327 (14.39%) MongoDB
23 319 (14.03%) TDD
24 309 (13.59%) Perl
25 304 (13.37%) VMware
26 295 (12.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 295 (12.98%) SQL
27 278 (12.23%) Docker
28 269 (11.83%) Apache
29 259 (11.39%) .NET

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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
1 269 (11.83%) Apache
2 210 (9.24%) Tomcat
3 166 (7.30%) OpenStack
4 132 (5.81%) IIS
5 124 (5.46%) nginx
6 123 (5.41%) JBoss
7 111 (4.88%) Node.js
8 102 (4.49%) Confluence
9 72 (3.17%) WebLogic
10 71 (3.12%) WebSphere
11 64 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
12 31 (1.36%) Jetty
13 27 (1.19%) Drupal
14 22 (0.97%) Apache Solr
15 19 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 18 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
16 18 (0.79%) SharePoint
17 17 (0.75%) CMS
18 16 (0.70%) Apache Spark
19 15 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 48 (2.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.088%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.088%) HipChat
4 1 (0.044%) MS Project
4 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.044%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.18%) Magento
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.088%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.044%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.044%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.044%) Summit
6 1 (0.044%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 755 (33.22%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 140 (6.16%) Amazon EC2
4 85 (3.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 81 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
6 69 (3.04%) Amazon S3
7 60 (2.64%) PaaS
8 56 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 44 (1.94%) IaaS
10 41 (1.80%) SaaS
11 40 (1.76%) Amazon ELB
12 30 (1.32%) Route 53
13 26 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 23 (1.01%) GitHub
14 23 (1.01%) Google App Engine
15 15 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
15 15 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 12 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 11 (0.48%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 138 (6.07%) DNS
2 120 (5.28%) HTTP
3 116 (5.10%) TCP/IP
4 111 (4.88%) Firewall
5 81 (3.56%) Internet
6 75 (3.30%) Network Security
7 72 (3.17%) SSL
8 50 (2.20%) DHCP
9 44 (1.94%) VPN
10 41 (1.80%) LDAP
11 32 (1.41%) IPsec
12 27 (1.19%) WAN
13 26 (1.14%) FTP
14 23 (1.01%) LAN
15 21 (0.92%) Reverse Proxy
16 20 (0.88%) SAN
17 18 (0.79%) DMZ
18 16 (0.70%) SSH
19 15 (0.66%) SNMP
20 13 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 365 (16.06%) MySQL
2 327 (14.39%) MongoDB
3 214 (9.41%) NoSQL
4 183 (8.05%) SQL Server
5 158 (6.95%) PostgreSQL
6 119 (5.24%) Redis
7 111 (4.88%) Relational Database
8 81 (3.56%) Big Data
8 81 (3.56%) Hadoop
9 63 (2.77%) Apache Cassandra
10 62 (2.73%) RDBMS
11 48 (2.11%) CouchDB
12 39 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
13 36 (1.58%) Oracle Database
14 28 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (1.06%) Couchbase
16 21 (0.92%) DB2
17 19 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
18 13 (0.57%) HBase
18 13 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 714 (31.41%) Jenkins
2 487 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 188 (8.27%) Maven
4 184 (8.10%) JIRA
5 170 (7.48%) Subversion
6 124 (5.46%) Hudson
7 109 (4.80%) TeamCity
8 75 (3.30%) Cucumber
9 73 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 69 (3.04%) Ant
11 64 (2.82%) Selenium
12 63 (2.77%) Artifactory
13 62 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
14 38 (1.67%) Gradle
15 35 (1.54%) Mercurial
16 31 (1.36%) Gerrit
16 31 (1.36%) MSBuild
17 29 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
18 26 (1.14%) JMeter
19 25 (1.10%) RSpec
General
1 211 (9.28%) Finance
2 101 (4.44%) Banking
3 64 (2.82%) Retail
4 47 (2.07%) Games
5 45 (1.98%) Publishing
6 39 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 36 (1.58%) Marketing
8 24 (1.06%) Investment Banking
9 18 (0.79%) Billing
9 18 (0.79%) Legal
10 9 (0.40%) Advertising
11 6 (0.26%) Law
11 6 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.26%) Electronics
12 5 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.22%) Front Office
12 5 (0.22%) Back Office
12 5 (0.22%) Automotive
13 2 (0.088%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.088%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 954 (41.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 334 (14.69%) Developer
3 224 (9.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 197 (8.67%) Architect
5 128 (5.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 124 (5.46%) Administrator
7 120 (5.28%) Java Developer
8 119 (5.24%) Systems Administrator
9 105 (4.62%) Consultant
10 89 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
11 76 (3.34%) Linux Administrator
12 68 (2.99%) DevOps Consultant
13 67 (2.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 55 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
15 54 (2.38%) Senior Developer
16 46 (2.02%) Analyst
17 45 (1.98%) Systems Engineer
18 43 (1.89%) Technical Architect
19 42 (1.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 34 (1.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (17.20%) Web Services
2 259 (11.39%) .NET
3 195 (8.58%) HTML
4 145 (6.38%) J2EE
5 133 (5.85%) CSS
6 121 (5.32%) LAMP
7 119 (5.24%) RESTful
8 116 (5.10%) HTML5
9 115 (5.06%) AngularJS
10 113 (4.97%) REST
11 106 (4.66%) Spring
12 88 (3.87%) RabbitMQ
13 85 (3.74%) JSON
14 79 (3.48%) XML
15 78 (3.43%) SOAP
16 65 (2.86%) Middleware
17 59 (2.60%) jQuery
18 56 (2.46%) Ruby on Rails
19 50 (2.20%) ASP.NET
19 50 (2.20%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 98 (4.31%) Data Centre
2 75 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
4 52 (2.29%) Mobile App
4 52 (2.29%) User Experience
5 45 (1.98%) Public Cloud
6 38 (1.67%) Private Cloud
7 35 (1.54%) Digital Media
8 32 (1.41%) Clustering
9 28 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
10 23 (1.01%) Computer Science
11 17 (0.75%) Visualisation
12 15 (0.66%) Replication
13 14 (0.62%) Wiki
14 13 (0.57%) iPad
14 13 (0.57%) Online Games
14 13 (0.57%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.53%) Streaming Video
15 12 (0.53%) Management Information System
16 11 (0.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1259 (55.39%) Linux
2 414 (18.21%) Windows
3 341 (15.00%) UNIX
4 295 (12.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 186 (8.18%) CentOS
6 130 (5.72%) Ubuntu
7 56 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (1.50%) Debian
10 26 (1.14%) Solaris
11 25 (1.10%) AIX
12 22 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (0.84%) Apple iOS
14 16 (0.70%) Android
15 9 (0.40%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.26%) CoreOS
17 5 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.22%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.18%) Scientific Linux
18 4 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 951 (41.84%) Agile Software Development
2 721 (31.72%) Continuous Integration
3 550 (24.20%) Configuration Management
4 377 (16.59%) Scrum
5 335 (14.74%) Open Source
6 319 (14.03%) TDD
7 258 (11.35%) Continuous Delivery
8 194 (8.53%) E-Commerce
9 163 (7.17%) BDD
10 117 (5.15%) Load Balancing
11 111 (4.88%) SOA
12 105 (4.62%) Software Engineering
13 102 (4.49%) Kanban
14 100 (4.40%) MVC
15 91 (4.00%) Migration
16 80 (3.52%) OO
17 79 (3.48%) Release Management
18 77 (3.39%) Automated Testing
18 77 (3.39%) SDLC
19 75 (3.30%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 810 (35.64%) Java
2 632 (27.80%) Python
3 591 (26.00%) Ruby
4 342 (15.05%) Bash Shell
5 309 (13.59%) Perl
6 295 (12.98%) SQL
7 257 (11.31%) PHP
7 257 (11.31%) JavaScript
8 196 (8.62%) PowerShell
9 124 (5.46%) C#
10 97 (4.27%) Scala
11 88 (3.87%) Shell Script
12 55 (2.42%) C++
13 46 (2.02%) Clojure
13 46 (2.02%) Go
13 46 (2.02%) C
14 30 (1.32%) Groovy
15 20 (0.88%) Jython
16 12 (0.53%) VBScript
17 10 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 144 (6.34%) Security Cleared
2 93 (4.09%) SC Cleared
3 58 (2.55%) Degree
4 22 (0.97%) DV Cleared
5 17 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (0.53%) CCNA
7 9 (0.40%) RHCE
7 9 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (0.35%) CISSP
8 8 (0.35%) CISM
9 6 (0.26%) CCNP
9 6 (0.26%) VCAP
10 5 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.22%) CISA
10 5 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.22%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.18%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.13%) JNCIA
12 3 (0.13%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (6.42%) QA
2 29 (1.28%) SLA
3 14 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.13%) COBIT
5 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 278 (12.23%) Docker
2 168 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (3.04%) vCloud
4 40 (1.76%) vSphere
5 37 (1.63%) Active Directory
6 32 (1.41%) Varnish
7 30 (1.32%) Hyper-V
8 29 (1.28%) KVM
9 21 (0.92%) VirtualBox
10 19 (0.84%) iptables
11 17 (0.75%) VMware ESX
12 15 (0.66%) Xen
13 14 (0.62%) QEMU
14 12 (0.53%) Samba
14 12 (0.53%) Postfix
15 10 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
16 9 (0.40%) XenServer
17 7 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
17 7 (0.31%) LXC
18 6 (0.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1100 (48.39%) Puppet
2 822 (36.16%) Opscode Chef
3 398 (17.51%) Ansible
4 177 (7.79%) Vagrant
5 153 (6.73%) Nagios
6 136 (5.98%) Salt
7 63 (2.77%) ZABBIX
8 57 (2.51%) Graphite
9 46 (2.02%) logstash
10 44 (1.94%) HAProxy
11 43 (1.89%) Kibana
12 34 (1.50%) Zenoss
13 32 (1.41%) Rundeck
14 30 (1.32%) Tivoli
15 28 (1.23%) Cobbler
16 21 (0.92%) Opsview
17 20 (0.88%) Mesos
18 19 (0.84%) SCOM
19 18 (0.79%) yum
20 17 (0.75%) Cacti
Vendors
1 343 (15.09%) Red Hat
2 304 (13.37%) VMware
3 236 (10.38%) Oracle
4 193 (8.49%) Microsoft
5 84 (3.70%) Splunk
6 83 (3.65%) IBM
7 65 (2.86%) Google
8 53 (2.33%) New Relic
9 51 (2.24%) Atlassian
10 47 (2.07%) Rackspace
11 42 (1.85%) SaltStack
12 39 (1.72%) Cisco
13 34 (1.50%) Adobe
14 33 (1.45%) HP
15 25 (1.10%) Perforce
16 23 (1.01%) AppDynamics
17 22 (0.97%) Citrix
18 19 (0.84%) Sun
18 19 (0.84%) webMethods
18 19 (0.84%) hybris
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Rate: Market Rate
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London
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Rate: £500 per day
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CPS Group (UK) Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
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London
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