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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DevOps
Rank 110 191 423
Rank change year-on-year
+81 +232
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1026 615 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 1.11% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 1.49% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 438 111
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £339 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-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
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 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 +81 975 £450 +2.85% 326
London +52 590 £475 +5.55% 199
City of London +30 109 £475 +5.55% 65
South East +33 95 £375 -6.25% 41
Yorkshire +46 80 £350 +17.64% 21
South West +35 67 £463 +8.82% 15
West Yorkshire +38 62 £350 +17.64% 17
Leeds +32 56 £350 +17.64% 13
North West -11 53 £438 +12.90% 17
Hampshire +8 42 £363 -9.37% 6
East Midlands +37 36 £475 +18.75% 3
Bristol +16 31 £450 +5.88% 7
Cheshire -13 24 £438 +9.37% 4
East of England +27 23 £350 -6.66% 19
Oxfordshire -1 20 £375 - 9
Nottinghamshire - 20 £475 - 1
Scotland +9 19 £400 - 9
Chester +3 19 £438 +20.68%
Southampton +1 18 £375 -6.25% 2
Nottingham - 17 £475 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +21 16 £370 +49.49% 2
Cambridgeshire +19 16 £288 -36.11% 12
Tyne and Wear +16 16 £370 +49.49% 2
North East +7 16 £370 +49.49% 2
Lancashire +17 15 £375 -3.22%
Cambridge +11 15 £288 -35.21% 7
Edinburgh +6 15 £400 +6.66% 5
Northamptonshire +3 15 £500 +25.00%
Gloucestershire -5 15 £500 +11.11% 4
Northampton - 15 £500 -

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1193 (57.05%) Linux
2 1103 (52.75%) Puppet
3 929 (44.43%) Agile Software Development
4 776 (37.11%) Continuous Integration
5 758 (36.25%) Java
6 721 (34.48%) Opscode Chef
7 714 (34.15%) Jenkins
8 647 (30.94%) Amazon AWS
9 628 (30.03%) Python
10 611 (29.22%) Ruby
11 539 (25.78%) Configuration Management
12 432 (20.66%) Git (software)
13 399 (19.08%) Windows
14 376 (17.98%) Bash Shell
15 364 (17.41%) Scrum
16 346 (16.55%) MySQL
17 344 (16.45%) Web Services
18 342 (16.36%) Ansible
19 323 (15.45%) MongoDB
20 322 (15.40%) UNIX
20 322 (15.40%) VMware
21 319 (15.26%) Open Source
22 311 (14.87%) Apache
23 310 (14.83%) Perl
23 310 (14.83%) Red Hat
24 283 (13.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 276 (13.20%) PHP
26 251 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
27 235 (11.24%) NoSQL
28 230 (11.00%) CentOS

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 311 (14.87%) Apache
2 183 (8.75%) Tomcat
3 174 (8.32%) OpenStack
4 139 (6.65%) nginx
5 119 (5.69%) Node.js
6 117 (5.60%) IIS
7 101 (4.83%) JBoss
8 97 (4.64%) Confluence
9 72 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
10 61 (2.92%) WebLogic
11 43 (2.06%) WebSphere
12 38 (1.82%) Drupal
13 30 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
14 24 (1.15%) Apache Solr
15 21 (1.00%) SharePoint
16 20 (0.96%) MediaWiki
16 20 (0.96%) CMS
17 19 (0.91%) Jetty
18 17 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 11 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 44 (2.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.096%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.048%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.43%) assyst
3 2 (0.096%) Magento
4 1 (0.048%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.048%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.048%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.048%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.048%) AWD
4 1 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.048%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 647 (30.94%) Amazon AWS
2 137 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
4 114 (5.45%) PaaS
5 95 (4.54%) AWS CloudFormation
6 60 (2.87%) Amazon S3
7 59 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
8 47 (2.25%) IaaS
9 33 (1.58%) Amazon ELB
10 30 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 30 (1.43%) SaaS
11 23 (1.10%) Heroku
12 22 (1.05%) GitHub
12 22 (1.05%) Route 53
13 18 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 18 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 16 (0.77%) Engine Yard
15 15 (0.72%) Google App Engine
16 11 (0.53%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 162 (7.75%) DNS
2 144 (6.89%) TCP/IP
3 139 (6.65%) Firewall
4 113 (5.40%) HTTP
5 93 (4.45%) SSL
6 81 (3.87%) Network Security
7 72 (3.44%) DHCP
8 68 (3.25%) Internet
9 51 (2.44%) IPsec
10 47 (2.25%) VPN
11 46 (2.20%) LDAP
12 43 (2.06%) FTP
13 33 (1.58%) LAN
14 32 (1.53%) WAN
15 28 (1.34%) SAN
16 23 (1.10%) VLAN
17 21 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
18 18 (0.86%) IPv6
18 18 (0.86%) OSPF
18 18 (0.86%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (16.55%) MySQL
2 323 (15.45%) MongoDB
3 235 (11.24%) NoSQL
4 154 (7.36%) SQL Server
5 135 (6.46%) PostgreSQL
6 114 (5.45%) Relational Database
7 108 (5.16%) Redis
8 88 (4.21%) Apache Cassandra
9 78 (3.73%) Hadoop
10 68 (3.25%) RDBMS
11 65 (3.11%) Big Data
12 42 (2.01%) CouchDB
13 36 (1.72%) Oracle Database
14 30 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
15 26 (1.24%) Riak
16 24 (1.15%) MariaDB
17 23 (1.10%) Couchbase
18 19 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
19 17 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
20 15 (0.72%) Hypertable
Development Applications
1 714 (34.15%) Jenkins
2 432 (20.66%) Git (software)
3 210 (10.04%) Subversion
4 198 (9.47%) JIRA
5 195 (9.33%) Maven
6 188 (8.99%) TeamCity
7 108 (5.16%) Hudson
8 78 (3.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 63 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
10 55 (2.63%) Cucumber
11 52 (2.49%) Ant
12 45 (2.15%) Artifactory
13 44 (2.10%) Selenium
14 38 (1.82%) Gradle
15 32 (1.53%) Mercurial
16 31 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
17 28 (1.34%) Gerrit
18 27 (1.29%) JUnit
19 23 (1.10%) JMeter
20 18 (0.86%) SonarQube
General
1 146 (6.98%) Finance
2 62 (2.97%) Banking
3 52 (2.49%) Games
4 37 (1.77%) Publishing
5 34 (1.63%) Retail
6 31 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.10%) Marketing
8 13 (0.62%) Law
8 13 (0.62%) Legal
9 12 (0.57%) Advertising
10 11 (0.53%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.48%) Electronics
12 3 (0.14%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.14%) Front Office
12 3 (0.14%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.14%) German Language
13 2 (0.096%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.096%) Turkish Language
13 2 (0.096%) Billing
Job Titles
1 942 (45.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 268 (12.82%) Developer
3 219 (10.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 189 (9.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 159 (7.60%) Architect
6 113 (5.40%) Java Developer
7 93 (4.45%) Administrator
8 87 (4.16%) Consultant
9 84 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
10 76 (3.63%) Linux Engineer
11 51 (2.44%) DevOps Consultant
12 50 (2.39%) Systems Engineer
13 45 (2.15%) Senior Developer
13 45 (2.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 45 (2.15%) Linux Administrator
14 41 (1.96%) Technical Architect
15 39 (1.87%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 39 (1.87%) Analyst
16 37 (1.77%) Web Engineer
17 32 (1.53%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (16.45%) Web Services
2 194 (9.28%) .NET
3 115 (5.50%) HTML
4 107 (5.12%) LAMP
5 97 (4.64%) J2EE
6 94 (4.50%) Spring
7 93 (4.45%) RabbitMQ
8 90 (4.30%) REST
9 86 (4.11%) CSS
10 68 (3.25%) HTML5
11 67 (3.20%) AngularJS
12 57 (2.73%) XML
12 57 (2.73%) RESTful
13 56 (2.68%) jQuery
14 52 (2.49%) JSON
15 46 (2.20%) Django
16 45 (2.15%) CSS3
16 45 (2.15%) SOAP
17 41 (1.96%) MCollective
18 40 (1.91%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 319 (15.26%) Open Source
2 76 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (2.44%) Clustering
4 46 (2.20%) Mobile App
5 43 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
6 40 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (1.48%) Digital Media
7 31 (1.48%) Public Cloud
8 30 (1.43%) Wiki
9 28 (1.34%) Computer Science
10 25 (1.20%) User Experience
11 24 (1.15%) Private Cloud
12 23 (1.10%) Online Games
13 22 (1.05%) Replication
14 21 (1.00%) Device Driver
15 13 (0.62%) iPad
16 12 (0.57%) Management Information System
17 11 (0.53%) DTV
17 11 (0.53%) Client/Server
18 10 (0.48%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1193 (57.05%) Linux
2 399 (19.08%) Windows
3 322 (15.40%) UNIX
4 283 (13.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 230 (11.00%) CentOS
6 189 (9.04%) Ubuntu
7 88 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (2.25%) Debian
9 34 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (1.48%) Android
10 31 (1.48%) Solaris
11 25 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (1.10%) Apple iOS
13 21 (1.00%) AIX
14 11 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.38%) SUSE
15 8 (0.38%) Fedora
16 7 (0.33%) Amazon Linux
17 6 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.29%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 929 (44.43%) Agile Software Development
2 776 (37.11%) Continuous Integration
3 539 (25.78%) Configuration Management
4 364 (17.41%) Scrum
5 251 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 215 (10.28%) TDD
7 134 (6.41%) Automated Testing
7 134 (6.41%) BDD
8 129 (6.17%) E-Commerce
9 128 (6.12%) Load Balancing
10 119 (5.69%) Kanban
11 100 (4.78%) Release Management
12 84 (4.02%) SOA
13 82 (3.92%) Build Automation
14 76 (3.63%) Continuous Improvement
14 76 (3.63%) OO
15 75 (3.59%) Project Management
16 72 (3.44%) Software Engineering
17 69 (3.30%) Change Management
18 67 (3.20%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 758 (36.25%) Java
2 628 (30.03%) Python
3 611 (29.22%) Ruby
4 376 (17.98%) Bash Shell
5 310 (14.83%) Perl
6 276 (13.20%) PHP
7 225 (10.76%) SQL
8 161 (7.70%) JavaScript
9 157 (7.51%) PowerShell
10 110 (5.26%) C#
11 107 (5.12%) Scala
12 104 (4.97%) Shell Script
13 57 (2.73%) C
14 47 (2.25%) C++
15 45 (2.15%) Groovy
16 36 (1.72%) Go
17 23 (1.10%) Korn
17 23 (1.10%) Clojure
18 7 (0.33%) VB
18 7 (0.33%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 172 (8.23%) Security Cleared
2 89 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 52 (2.49%) Degree
4 34 (1.63%) DV Cleared
5 18 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (0.81%) CCNA
7 7 (0.33%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.24%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.096%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.096%) RHCE
10 1 (0.048%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.048%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.048%) ISEB
10 1 (0.048%) CISSP
10 1 (0.048%) CCNP
10 1 (0.048%) PhD
10 1 (0.048%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.048%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (5.79%) QA
2 30 (1.43%) SLA
3 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.048%) COBIT
System Software
1 169 (8.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 160 (7.65%) Docker
3 81 (3.87%) Active Directory
4 54 (2.58%) vCloud
5 50 (2.39%) vSphere
6 44 (2.10%) Varnish
7 30 (1.43%) iptables
7 30 (1.43%) Hyper-V
8 28 (1.34%) XenServer
9 26 (1.24%) Samba
10 25 (1.20%) Postfix
11 19 (0.91%) KVM
12 17 (0.81%) Xen
13 14 (0.67%) VirtualBox
14 12 (0.57%) Shibboleth
15 11 (0.53%) NFS
15 11 (0.53%) QEMU
16 10 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
16 10 (0.48%) Firmware
17 9 (0.43%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1103 (52.75%) Puppet
2 721 (34.48%) Opscode Chef
3 342 (16.36%) Ansible
4 204 (9.76%) Nagios
5 147 (7.03%) Salt
6 138 (6.60%) Vagrant
7 102 (4.88%) ZABBIX
8 62 (2.97%) Graphite
9 50 (2.39%) Cobbler
10 48 (2.30%) Kibana
10 48 (2.30%) HAProxy
11 30 (1.43%) logstash
12 28 (1.34%) collectd
12 28 (1.34%) Tivoli
13 24 (1.15%) Cacti
14 22 (1.05%) Zenoss
14 22 (1.05%) Icinga
15 20 (0.96%) Opsview
16 19 (0.91%) CFEngine
16 19 (0.91%) SCOM
Vendors
1 322 (15.40%) VMware
2 310 (14.83%) Red Hat
3 217 (10.38%) Oracle
4 142 (6.79%) Microsoft
5 65 (3.11%) Rackspace
6 61 (2.92%) Splunk
6 61 (2.92%) New Relic
7 43 (2.06%) Atlassian
8 41 (1.96%) Google
9 38 (1.82%) SaltStack
10 37 (1.77%) Akamai
11 36 (1.72%) Perforce
12 35 (1.67%) Citrix
13 31 (1.48%) IBM
14 28 (1.34%) Cisco
15 21 (1.00%) Percona
16 20 (0.96%) F5
17 16 (0.77%) AppDynamics
18 14 (0.67%) ForgeRock
18 14 (0.67%) Adobe
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £500 per day + £500 / Day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Immediate start
Posted: 10 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Rate: £575 - £675 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Immediate start
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Intapeople
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago