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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DevOps
Rank 90 248 407
Rank change year-on-year
+158 +159
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1084 363 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.12% 0.75% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.01% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 277 105
Average daily rate
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£475 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.44% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +156 1053 £475 +5.55% 271
London +93 670 £490 +8.88% 148
South East +96 126 £450 +2.85% 33
City of London +74 118 £500 +11.11% 45
Yorkshire +19 57 £363 +20.83% 23
West Yorkshire +15 54 £363 +20.83% 16
Leeds +10 52 £363 +20.83% 14
South West +25 47 £450 +20.00% 12
East of England +39 45 £475 +15.15% 28
East Midlands +51 40 £350 -
North West +18 33 £475 +18.75% 7
Oxfordshire - 32 £475 - 10
Northamptonshire - 29 £350 -
Northampton - 29 £350 -
Bristol +16 26 £450 +20.00% 7
Oxford - 24 £475 - 6
Berkshire +19 22 £500 +53.84% 1
West Midlands - 22 £438 - 16
Surrey +13 18 £400 - 9
Cambridgeshire 0 18 £475 +15.15% 18
Kent - 18 £400 - 2
Manchester +11 17 £475 +35.71% 5
Hampshire -13 15 £430 -1.71% 8
Reading +17 14 £481 +26.22% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £475 - 2
Shropshire - 13 £438 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 13 £475 - 2
North East - 13 £475 - 2
Bedfordshire - 11 £400 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 11 £550 -

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1174 (56.23%) Linux
2 1147 (54.93%) Puppet
3 1016 (48.66%) Agile Software Development
4 843 (40.37%) Continuous Integration
5 819 (39.22%) Java
6 782 (37.45%) Jenkins
7 776 (37.16%) Opscode Chef
8 628 (30.08%) Ruby
9 580 (27.78%) Python
10 549 (26.29%) Configuration Management
11 484 (23.18%) Scrum
12 445 (21.31%) Git (software)
13 362 (17.34%) Open Source
14 359 (17.19%) Apache
15 358 (17.15%) UNIX
16 357 (17.10%) Web Services
17 355 (17.00%) Bash Shell
18 344 (16.48%) Amazon AWS
19 343 (16.43%) MongoDB
20 339 (16.24%) Windows
21 327 (15.66%) Perl
22 323 (15.47%) VMware
23 297 (14.22%) MySQL
24 296 (14.18%) PHP
25 287 (13.75%) CentOS
26 286 (13.70%) Red Hat
27 270 (12.93%) TDD
28 268 (12.84%) Ansible
29 265 (12.69%) Nagios
30 251 (12.02%) NoSQL

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 359 (17.19%) Apache
2 173 (8.29%) Tomcat
3 146 (6.99%) Node.js
4 144 (6.90%) nginx
4 144 (6.90%) OpenStack
5 125 (5.99%) JBoss
6 115 (5.51%) Confluence
7 78 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
8 67 (3.21%) IIS
9 66 (3.16%) WebLogic
10 50 (2.39%) WebSphere
11 46 (2.20%) Drupal
12 28 (1.34%) Apache Solr
13 22 (1.05%) Jetty
14 18 (0.86%) CMS
15 17 (0.81%) FileNet
16 15 (0.72%) SharePoint
16 15 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
17 13 (0.62%) MediaWiki
18 11 (0.53%) uWSGI
Applications
1 53 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.048%) MS Office
2 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.43%) assyst
3 5 (0.24%) RMDS
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.19%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.048%) Summit
5 1 (0.048%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 344 (16.48%) Amazon AWS
2 153 (7.33%) Amazon EC2
3 126 (6.03%) PaaS
4 108 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 78 (3.74%) Amazon S3
6 55 (2.63%) IaaS
7 43 (2.06%) Amazon ELB
8 42 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
9 40 (1.92%) SaaS
10 28 (1.34%) Route 53
11 20 (0.96%) GitHub
12 18 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (0.72%) Heroku
14 14 (0.67%) Google App Engine
15 12 (0.57%) Engine Yard
15 12 (0.57%) Joyent
16 4 (0.19%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 4 (0.19%) ElastiCache
17 3 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 166 (7.95%) DNS
2 142 (6.80%) TCP/IP
3 124 (5.94%) HTTP
4 122 (5.84%) Firewall
5 99 (4.74%) SSL
6 67 (3.21%) DHCP
6 67 (3.21%) Internet
7 47 (2.25%) LDAP
8 37 (1.77%) IPsec
9 36 (1.72%) FTP
9 36 (1.72%) Network Security
10 33 (1.58%) VPN
11 28 (1.34%) WAN
11 28 (1.34%) LAN
12 23 (1.10%) SAN
13 17 (0.81%) VLAN
14 14 (0.67%) IPv6
15 12 (0.57%) EIGRP
15 12 (0.57%) BGP
15 12 (0.57%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (16.43%) MongoDB
2 297 (14.22%) MySQL
3 251 (12.02%) NoSQL
4 148 (7.09%) SQL Server
5 118 (5.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 113 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
7 104 (4.98%) Relational Database
8 88 (4.21%) Redis
9 77 (3.69%) RDBMS
10 73 (3.50%) Hadoop
11 72 (3.45%) Big Data
12 37 (1.77%) CouchDB
13 36 (1.72%) Riak
14 29 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
15 25 (1.20%) MariaDB
15 25 (1.20%) Couchbase
16 24 (1.15%) Oracle Database
17 15 (0.72%) Hypertable
18 13 (0.62%) DB2
18 13 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 782 (37.45%) Jenkins
2 445 (21.31%) Git (software)
3 248 (11.88%) Maven
4 217 (10.39%) Subversion
5 212 (10.15%) JIRA
6 191 (9.15%) TeamCity
7 145 (6.94%) Hudson
8 87 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 71 (3.40%) Cucumber
10 61 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 55 (2.63%) Ant
12 51 (2.44%) Selenium
13 41 (1.96%) Artifactory
14 32 (1.53%) Gradle
15 26 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
16 24 (1.15%) RSpec
17 23 (1.10%) JMeter
18 21 (1.01%) JUnit
19 20 (0.96%) Gerrit
19 20 (0.96%) Mercurial
General
1 148 (7.09%) Finance
2 81 (3.88%) Banking
3 42 (2.01%) Telecoms
4 40 (1.92%) Publishing
5 39 (1.87%) Retail
6 37 (1.77%) Games
7 28 (1.34%) Marketing
8 18 (0.86%) Law
9 16 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.72%) Front Office
11 13 (0.62%) Advertising
12 12 (0.57%) Electronics
13 10 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.34%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.24%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.19%) Back Office
17 3 (0.14%) Legal
18 2 (0.096%) German Language
18 2 (0.096%) Italian Language
18 2 (0.096%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 927 (44.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 316 (15.13%) Developer
3 209 (10.01%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 190 (9.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 155 (7.42%) Architect
6 126 (6.03%) Java Developer
7 90 (4.31%) Consultant
8 70 (3.35%) Administrator
9 64 (3.07%) Systems Administrator
10 61 (2.92%) DevOps Consultant
11 59 (2.83%) Linux Engineer
12 55 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
13 48 (2.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 39 (1.87%) Technical Architect
15 36 (1.72%) Linux Administrator
16 34 (1.63%) DevOps Architect
17 32 (1.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 32 (1.53%) Web Engineer
18 31 (1.48%) DevOps Specialist
18 31 (1.48%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (17.10%) Web Services
2 166 (7.95%) .NET
3 123 (5.89%) LAMP
4 113 (5.41%) HTML
5 108 (5.17%) Spring
6 106 (5.08%) J2EE
7 85 (4.07%) REST
8 84 (4.02%) XML
9 83 (3.98%) RabbitMQ
10 75 (3.59%) CSS
11 69 (3.30%) SOAP
12 67 (3.21%) JSON
13 65 (3.11%) Hibernate
14 64 (3.07%) AngularJS
15 56 (2.68%) MCollective
16 53 (2.54%) ActiveMQ
17 52 (2.49%) Middleware
18 50 (2.39%) HTML5
18 50 (2.39%) RESTful
18 50 (2.39%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 362 (17.34%) Open Source
2 67 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (2.49%) Clustering
3 52 (2.49%) Computer Science
4 46 (2.20%) Mobile App
5 32 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (1.25%) Wiki
7 24 (1.15%) User Experience
8 23 (1.10%) Replication
9 19 (0.91%) Online Games
10 18 (0.86%) Digital Media
11 16 (0.77%) Device Driver
12 15 (0.72%) Taxonomies
13 14 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (0.67%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.57%) DTV
15 11 (0.53%) Data Structures
16 10 (0.48%) Visualisation
16 10 (0.48%) Management Information System
17 7 (0.34%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1174 (56.23%) Linux
2 358 (17.15%) UNIX
3 339 (16.24%) Windows
4 287 (13.75%) CentOS
5 235 (11.25%) Ubuntu
6 213 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 88 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (2.87%) Debian
9 36 (1.72%) AIX
10 27 (1.29%) Android
11 26 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 25 (1.20%) Apple iOS
13 20 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (0.91%) Solaris
15 13 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
16 12 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 10 (0.48%) Fedora
18 7 (0.34%) CoreOS
19 6 (0.29%) Mac OS
20 5 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1016 (48.66%) Agile Software Development
2 843 (40.37%) Continuous Integration
3 549 (26.29%) Configuration Management
4 484 (23.18%) Scrum
5 270 (12.93%) TDD
6 148 (7.09%) Kanban
7 146 (6.99%) E-Commerce
8 137 (6.56%) Automated Testing
9 134 (6.42%) BDD
10 114 (5.46%) Release Management
11 112 (5.36%) Load Balancing
12 110 (5.27%) SOA
13 103 (4.93%) OO
14 102 (4.89%) Software Engineering
15 90 (4.31%) Build Automation
16 83 (3.98%) Pair Programming
17 81 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
18 73 (3.50%) Change Management
19 72 (3.45%) ITIL
20 63 (3.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 819 (39.22%) Java
2 628 (30.08%) Ruby
3 580 (27.78%) Python
4 355 (17.00%) Bash Shell
5 327 (15.66%) Perl
6 296 (14.18%) PHP
7 195 (9.34%) SQL
8 162 (7.76%) JavaScript
9 154 (7.38%) PowerShell
10 107 (5.12%) C#
11 100 (4.79%) Shell Script
12 93 (4.45%) Scala
13 50 (2.39%) C++
14 43 (2.06%) Groovy
15 40 (1.92%) C
16 35 (1.68%) Clojure
17 27 (1.29%) Golang
18 18 (0.86%) Korn
19 9 (0.43%) VB
20 7 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 204 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 131 (6.27%) SC Cleared
3 64 (3.07%) Degree
4 29 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (1.34%) CCNA
6 25 (1.20%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.43%) CISSP
9 8 (0.38%) JNCIA
9 8 (0.38%) CCSA
9 8 (0.38%) CISM
10 5 (0.24%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.19%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.048%) RHCE
12 1 (0.048%) CCNP
12 1 (0.048%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.048%) VCDX
12 1 (0.048%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.31%) QA
2 24 (1.15%) SLA
3 2 (0.096%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.048%) EMIR
System Software
1 170 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 86 (4.12%) Docker
3 69 (3.30%) Active Directory
4 60 (2.87%) vCloud
5 51 (2.44%) Varnish
6 44 (2.11%) vSphere
7 31 (1.48%) XenServer
8 29 (1.39%) Xen
9 27 (1.29%) Samba
10 25 (1.20%) VMware ESX
11 19 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (0.77%) VirtualBox
12 16 (0.77%) Hyper-V
12 16 (0.77%) NFS
13 15 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
13 15 (0.72%) Postfix
14 14 (0.67%) KVM
15 11 (0.53%) Shibboleth
16 7 (0.34%) Squid
17 5 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1147 (54.93%) Puppet
2 776 (37.16%) Opscode Chef
3 268 (12.84%) Ansible
4 265 (12.69%) Nagios
5 172 (8.24%) Vagrant
6 123 (5.89%) Salt
7 98 (4.69%) ZABBIX
8 70 (3.35%) Graphite
9 40 (1.92%) Cacti
10 35 (1.68%) Cobbler
10 35 (1.68%) Kibana
11 33 (1.58%) HAProxy
12 29 (1.39%) collectd
13 28 (1.34%) Icinga
14 25 (1.20%) Opsview
15 23 (1.10%) Zenoss
16 20 (0.96%) logstash
16 20 (0.96%) SELinux
17 19 (0.91%) Tivoli
17 19 (0.91%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 323 (15.47%) VMware
2 286 (13.70%) Red Hat
3 165 (7.90%) Oracle
4 141 (6.75%) Microsoft
5 88 (4.21%) Rackspace
6 68 (3.26%) Splunk
7 64 (3.07%) IBM
8 59 (2.83%) Atlassian
9 56 (2.68%) New Relic
10 50 (2.39%) SaltStack
11 39 (1.87%) Akamai
12 35 (1.68%) Citrix
13 32 (1.53%) Cisco
14 31 (1.48%) Google
15 29 (1.39%) Perforce
16 28 (1.34%) Percona
17 24 (1.15%) F5
18 17 (0.81%) Twitter
19 16 (0.77%) DigitalOcean
20 15 (0.72%) RightScale
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago