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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
DevOps
Rank 34 93 172
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +79
Contract jobs citing DevOps 2753 1243 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.10% 2.18% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.16% 2.73% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1950 872 496
Median daily rate £500 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 0
Median hourly rate £59.31 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.62% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year
+18.62% -

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
44682 45591 43036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.87% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29538 29583 26703
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1052 1197 1205
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +59 2645 £500 +11.11% 569
London +53 1631 £513 +7.89% 337
South East +107 296 £475 +10.46% 61
City of London +43 222 £525 +7.69% 56
Yorkshire +30 162 £500 +19.76% 34
North West +67 137 £465 -2.10% 49
West Midlands +54 123 £445 +18.53% 9
West Yorkshire +32 122 £499 +18.75% 30
Leeds +30 121 £500 +19.04% 27
South West +30 101 £438 +4.16% 24
Surrey +33 96 £475 +11.76% 3
East Midlands +48 87 £475 +26.66% 21
Berkshire +53 84 £500 +11.11% 15
Hampshire +45 69 £425 +6.58% 18
Cheshire +33 63 £450 -4.00% 3
East of England -23 60 £500 +25.00% 24
Manchester +38 57 £500 +2.56% 39
Shropshire +7 51 £415 -0.59% 4
Scotland +33 50 £425 +15.25% 5
Wales +9 46 £475 +26.66% 2
Telford +7 46 £415 -0.59% 4
Nottinghamshire +27 42 £560 -2.60% 6
Bristol +18 42 £450 +1.40% 8
Nottingham +25 41 £560 -2.60% 6
Croydon +13 40 £475 +8.57% 4
North East -10 38 £500 -9.09% 9
South Wales +13 37 £475 +26.66% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 36 £500 -0.24% 9
Tyne and Wear -26 36 £500 -0.24% 9
Edinburgh +26 33 £425 - 3

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2603 (51.65%) Linux
2 2383 (47.28%) Agile Software Development
3 2209 (43.83%) Puppet
4 1663 (33.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1593 (31.61%) Java
6 1548 (30.71%) Jenkins
7 1484 (29.44%) Continuous Integration
8 1431 (28.39%) Ansible
9 1330 (26.39%) Opscode Chef
10 1296 (25.71%) Git (software)
11 1289 (25.58%) Python
12 1169 (23.19%) Docker
13 1122 (22.26%) Ruby
14 1104 (21.90%) Configuration Management
15 745 (14.78%) Open Source
16 720 (14.29%) Scrum
17 718 (14.25%) Windows
18 683 (13.55%) Unix
19 682 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
20 674 (13.37%) Continuous Delivery
21 666 (13.21%) Finance
22 657 (13.04%) TDD
23 629 (12.48%) Bash Shell
24 618 (12.26%) Security Cleared
25 595 (11.81%) Perl
26 555 (11.01%) Web Services
27 554 (10.99%) JavaScript
28 547 (10.85%) Red Hat
29 544 (10.79%) Apache
30 536 (10.63%) SQL

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
1 544 (10.79%) Apache
2 425 (8.43%) Tomcat
3 388 (7.70%) OpenStack
4 341 (6.77%) Confluence
5 259 (5.14%) Elasticsearch
6 247 (4.90%) nginx
7 198 (3.93%) JBoss
8 154 (3.06%) WebLogic
9 145 (2.88%) WebSphere
10 142 (2.82%) IIS
11 117 (2.32%) Cloud Foundry
12 66 (1.31%) Jetty
13 60 (1.19%) CMS
14 54 (1.07%) Apache Spark
15 52 (1.03%) Mule
16 38 (0.75%) SharePoint
17 37 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
18 23 (0.46%) WordPress
19 22 (0.44%) Apache ServiceMix
20 19 (0.38%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 111 (2.20%) MS Excel
2 67 (1.33%) HipChat
3 16 (0.32%) MS Office
4 11 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.099%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.099%) MS Project
5 5 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.079%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.040%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 21 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 15 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.099%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.079%) BASE24
6 4 (0.079%) Endur
7 3 (0.060%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.040%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.040%) Fredhopper
8 2 (0.040%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.020%) Loan IQ
9 1 (0.020%) OpenText Process Suite
9 1 (0.020%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.020%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.020%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.020%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 1 (0.020%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1663 (33.00%) Amazon AWS
2 682 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 311 (6.17%) GitHub
4 304 (6.03%) PaaS
5 256 (5.08%) IaaS
6 241 (4.78%) Amazon EC2
7 195 (3.87%) AWS CloudFormation
8 161 (3.19%) SaaS
9 146 (2.90%) Amazon S3
10 144 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
11 92 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 79 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
13 58 (1.15%) Heroku
14 54 (1.07%) Route 53
15 51 (1.01%) Office 365
16 48 (0.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 43 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
17 43 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
18 41 (0.81%) Google App Engine
19 39 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 297 (5.89%) DNS
2 288 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 228 (4.52%) HTTP
4 175 (3.47%) Firewall
5 168 (3.33%) SSL
6 129 (2.56%) VPN
7 117 (2.32%) LDAP
8 93 (1.85%) Internet
8 93 (1.85%) SSH
9 92 (1.83%) LAN
10 88 (1.75%) WAN
11 86 (1.71%) Network Security
12 69 (1.37%) OpenLDAP
13 61 (1.21%) OpenVPN
14 58 (1.15%) DHCP
15 56 (1.11%) IPsec
15 56 (1.11%) SAN
16 52 (1.03%) FTP
17 32 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
18 30 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 510 (10.12%) MongoDB
2 442 (8.77%) MySQL
3 414 (8.21%) PostgreSQL
4 388 (7.70%) NoSQL
5 322 (6.39%) SQL Server
6 265 (5.26%) Hadoop
7 221 (4.38%) Big Data
8 151 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 133 (2.64%) Redis
10 120 (2.38%) Relational Database
11 97 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
12 91 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 54 (1.07%) Oracle Database
14 49 (0.97%) Neo4j
14 49 (0.97%) RDBMS
15 47 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
16 34 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
17 30 (0.60%) HBase
18 26 (0.52%) DB2
19 24 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1548 (30.71%) Jenkins
2 1296 (25.71%) Git (software)
3 517 (10.26%) JIRA
4 372 (7.38%) Maven
5 301 (5.97%) TeamCity
6 267 (5.30%) Sonatype Nexus
7 234 (4.64%) Subversion
8 225 (4.46%) Vagrant
9 192 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 181 (3.59%) Ant
11 172 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 165 (3.27%) Octopus Deploy
13 163 (3.23%) Selenium
14 162 (3.21%) Artifactory
15 152 (3.02%) Hudson
16 146 (2.90%) JUnit
17 121 (2.40%) GitLab
18 117 (2.32%) Bitbucket
18 117 (2.32%) SonarQube
19 110 (2.18%) Gradle
General
1 666 (13.21%) Finance
2 318 (6.31%) Banking
3 202 (4.01%) Retail
4 72 (1.43%) Marketing
5 61 (1.21%) Telecoms
6 56 (1.11%) Games
7 55 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 52 (1.03%) Publishing
9 50 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 40 (0.79%) Front Office
11 34 (0.67%) Legal
12 32 (0.63%) Law
13 23 (0.46%) Advertising
14 21 (0.42%) Electronics
15 20 (0.40%) Manufacturing
16 19 (0.38%) Back Office
17 5 (0.099%) International Banking
18 4 (0.079%) Online Betting
18 4 (0.079%) Retail Banking
19 3 (0.060%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2268 (45.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 845 (16.77%) Developer
3 562 (11.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 469 (9.31%) AWS DevOps
5 457 (9.07%) Linux Engineer
6 432 (8.57%) AWS Engineer
7 400 (7.94%) Senior DevOps
8 387 (7.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 385 (7.64%) Architect
10 331 (6.57%) Consultant
11 301 (5.97%) Java Developer
12 295 (5.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 258 (5.12%) DevOps Consultant
14 216 (4.29%) Cloud Engineer
15 191 (3.79%) Lead DevOps
16 150 (2.98%) Java Engineer
17 140 (2.78%) Administrator
18 135 (2.68%) Senior Developer
19 123 (2.44%) Agile Developer
20 120 (2.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 555 (11.01%) Web Services
2 485 (9.62%) .NET
3 365 (7.24%) HTML
4 294 (5.83%) Node.js
5 269 (5.34%) CSS
6 245 (4.86%) Spring
7 226 (4.48%) AngularJS
8 208 (4.13%) HTML5
9 203 (4.03%) REST
10 201 (3.99%) JSON
11 196 (3.89%) RabbitMQ
12 190 (3.77%) XML
13 189 (3.75%) ELK Stack
14 182 (3.61%) LAMP
15 172 (3.41%) J2EE
16 162 (3.21%) Middleware
17 138 (2.74%) Sensu
18 136 (2.70%) RESTful
19 133 (2.64%) Hibernate
20 130 (2.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 185 (3.67%) Public Cloud
2 152 (3.02%) Data Centre
3 146 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 129 (2.56%) User Experience
5 113 (2.24%) Private Cloud
6 73 (1.45%) Mobile App
7 71 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 61 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
9 58 (1.15%) Clustering
10 55 (1.09%) Management Information System
11 49 (0.97%) Wiki
12 39 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 38 (0.75%) Virtual Team
14 37 (0.73%) Blog
15 36 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
16 31 (0.62%) Visualisation
17 29 (0.58%) Algorithms
17 29 (0.58%) Fixed Income
18 28 (0.56%) Fintech
19 27 (0.54%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2603 (51.65%) Linux
2 718 (14.25%) Windows
3 683 (13.55%) Unix
4 487 (9.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 387 (7.68%) CentOS
6 228 (4.52%) Ubuntu
7 191 (3.79%) Windows Server
8 137 (2.72%) CoreOS
9 58 (1.15%) Solaris
9 58 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (1.01%) AIX
11 49 (0.97%) Fedora
11 49 (0.97%) Mac OS X
12 44 (0.87%) Debian
13 42 (0.83%) Apple iOS
14 39 (0.77%) Android
15 37 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
16 30 (0.60%) VMS
17 21 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
18 18 (0.36%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2383 (47.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1484 (29.44%) Continuous Integration
3 1104 (21.90%) Configuration Management
4 745 (14.78%) Open Source
5 720 (14.29%) Scrum
6 674 (13.37%) Continuous Delivery
7 657 (13.04%) TDD
8 408 (8.10%) Software Engineering
9 338 (6.71%) BDD
10 322 (6.39%) E-Commerce
11 283 (5.62%) Microservices
12 261 (5.18%) Migration
13 259 (5.14%) Kanban
14 254 (5.04%) ITIL
15 244 (4.84%) Release Management
16 239 (4.74%) High Availability
17 224 (4.44%) Mentoring
18 202 (4.01%) SOA
19 182 (3.61%) OO
20 176 (3.49%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1593 (31.61%) Java
2 1289 (25.58%) Python
3 1122 (22.26%) Ruby
4 629 (12.48%) Bash Shell
5 595 (11.81%) Perl
6 554 (10.99%) JavaScript
7 536 (10.63%) SQL
8 409 (8.12%) PowerShell
9 338 (6.71%) C#
10 284 (5.63%) Shell Script
11 267 (5.30%) PHP
12 257 (5.10%) Scala
13 247 (4.90%) Go
14 159 (3.15%) C++
15 90 (1.79%) Groovy
16 56 (1.11%) C
17 52 (1.03%) PL/SQL
18 40 (0.79%) Korn
18 40 (0.79%) TypeScript
19 28 (0.56%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 618 (12.26%) Security Cleared
2 441 (8.75%) SC Cleared
3 169 (3.35%) Degree
4 112 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 76 (1.51%) DV Cleared
6 34 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (0.62%) AWS Certification
8 30 (0.60%) CISSP
9 27 (0.54%) BC Cleared
9 27 (0.54%) CCNA
10 24 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
11 23 (0.46%) CCNP
12 20 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (0.38%) RHCE
14 16 (0.32%) RHCSA
15 15 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 12 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (0.22%) PhD
18 7 (0.14%) ISEB
18 7 (0.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (3.61%) QA
2 80 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 31 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.42%) COBIT
5 16 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.24%) SLA
7 7 (0.14%) GCP
8 4 (0.079%) FATCA
9 3 (0.060%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.060%) PA-DSS
9 3 (0.060%) WCAG
10 2 (0.040%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.040%) SDET
10 2 (0.040%) WAI
11 1 (0.020%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1169 (23.19%) Docker
2 307 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (3.75%) Active Directory
4 129 (2.56%) etcd
5 128 (2.54%) vSphere
6 125 (2.48%) flannel
7 124 (2.46%) vCloud
8 109 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
9 89 (1.77%) KVM
10 88 (1.75%) Ceph
11 84 (1.67%) GlusterFS
12 69 (1.37%) Hyper-V
13 66 (1.31%) Xen
14 60 (1.19%) Postfix
15 59 (1.17%) Squid
16 47 (0.93%) NFS
16 47 (0.93%) VMware ESX
17 25 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 18 (0.36%) iptables
18 18 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2209 (43.83%) Puppet
2 1431 (28.39%) Ansible
3 1330 (26.39%) Opscode Chef
4 444 (8.81%) Kubernetes
5 307 (6.09%) Terraform
6 260 (5.16%) logstash
7 245 (4.86%) Nagios
8 155 (3.08%) Graphite
9 151 (3.00%) ZABBIX
10 141 (2.80%) Kibana
11 140 (2.78%) HAProxy
12 122 (2.42%) Packer
13 118 (2.34%) Mesos
14 110 (2.18%) Salt
15 109 (2.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 109 (2.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 94 (1.87%) rkt
17 75 (1.49%) SCCM
18 72 (1.43%) Rancher
19 53 (1.05%) Consul
Vendors
1 547 (10.85%) Red Hat
2 535 (10.62%) VMware
3 448 (8.89%) Oracle
4 350 (6.94%) Microsoft
5 264 (5.24%) Atlassian
6 225 (4.46%) Splunk
7 178 (3.53%) Google
8 170 (3.37%) IBM
9 92 (1.83%) Rackspace
10 91 (1.81%) Cisco
11 77 (1.53%) New Relic
12 69 (1.37%) MuleSoft
13 68 (1.35%) Sonatype
14 65 (1.29%) HP
15 64 (1.27%) EMC
16 60 (1.19%) AppDynamics
17 59 (1.17%) SaltStack
18 51 (1.01%) NetApp
19 37 (0.73%) ServiceNow
20 35 (0.69%) Veritas
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West
Salt
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + REMOTE
Posted: 20 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Salt
Rate: £320 - £380.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £525 - £625 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500.00 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £525 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Energon People
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Posted: 13 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago