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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
DevOps
Rank 38 106 183
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +77
Contract jobs citing DevOps 2447 1098 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.56% 1.96% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 2.47% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1762 801 477
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -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
44007 44399 41585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 79.29% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29216 28157 26311
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1026 1266 1219
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +62 2318 £500 +11.11% 574
London +59 1379 £513 +7.89% 345
South East +107 292 £475 +11.76% 69
City of London +49 183 £525 +5.00% 75
Yorkshire +44 171 £475 +26.66% 41
North West +34 122 £469 +7.14% 41
West Yorkshire +36 119 £450 +20.00% 36
Leeds +27 111 £460 +22.66% 34
West Midlands +56 90 £415 +3.75% 17
Berkshire +62 86 £475 +7.04% 22
East of England +25 79 £488 +30.00% 24
East Midlands +34 71 £525 +5.00% 6
Scotland +35 69 £433 +1.76% 12
Surrey +27 62 £470 -1.05% 25
Cheshire +13 62 £452 +3.31% 3
South West -13 55 £423 -13.33% 26
North East -1 54 £425 +25.92% 3
Tyne and Wear -12 52 £431 +27.77% 3
Shropshire +7 51 £415 -16.16% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 51 £438 +29.62% 3
Cambridgeshire +12 45 £488 +39.28% 18
Manchester +25 44 £485 +7.77% 36
Hampshire -1 43 £425 +10.38% 5
Telford +4 41 £415 -16.16% 1
Cambridge +2 41 £488 +39.28% 16
Edinburgh +26 39 £445 +11.25% 5
Kent +23 36 £650 +84.39% 2
Nottingham +11 34 £550 -4.34% 5
Nottinghamshire +8 34 £550 -4.34% 5
Bracknell +24 33 £475 +5.55% 3

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2246 (53.24%) Linux
2 2053 (48.66%) Agile Software Development
3 1899 (45.01%) Puppet
4 1557 (36.90%) Java
5 1386 (32.85%) Jenkins
6 1315 (31.17%) Amazon AWS
7 1307 (30.98%) Continuous Integration
8 1149 (27.23%) Git (software)
9 1131 (26.81%) Opscode Chef
10 1128 (26.74%) Python
11 1091 (25.86%) Ansible
12 1067 (25.29%) Configuration Management
13 971 (23.01%) Ruby
14 902 (21.38%) Docker
15 679 (16.09%) Unix
16 644 (15.26%) Windows
17 628 (14.89%) Scrum
18 616 (14.60%) Bash Shell
19 608 (14.41%) Open Source
20 594 (14.08%) Finance
21 570 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
22 542 (12.85%) Perl
23 539 (12.78%) TDD
24 520 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
25 512 (12.14%) SQL
26 507 (12.02%) Security Cleared
27 489 (11.59%) Red Hat
27 489 (11.59%) VMware
28 478 (11.33%) Web Services
29 454 (10.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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
1 418 (9.91%) Apache
2 379 (8.98%) Tomcat
3 362 (8.58%) OpenStack
4 263 (6.23%) Confluence
5 253 (6.00%) Node.js
6 252 (5.97%) nginx
7 168 (3.98%) JBoss
8 167 (3.96%) IIS
9 155 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
10 138 (3.27%) WebSphere
11 115 (2.73%) WebLogic
12 92 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
13 85 (2.01%) Jetty
14 41 (0.97%) CMS
15 38 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
16 30 (0.71%) Apache Spark
17 27 (0.64%) Mule
18 23 (0.55%) SharePoint
19 20 (0.47%) WordPress
20 17 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 108 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 41 (0.97%) HipChat
3 16 (0.38%) MS Office
4 9 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.095%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.071%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.071%) MS Project
6 3 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.047%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 16 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.28%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 8 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.095%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.071%) BASE24
6 2 (0.047%) Endur
7 1 (0.024%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.024%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.024%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.024%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.024%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.024%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.024%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.024%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.024%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.024%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.024%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1315 (31.17%) Amazon AWS
2 520 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 274 (6.49%) GitHub
4 233 (5.52%) PaaS
5 211 (5.00%) IaaS
6 185 (4.38%) Amazon EC2
7 149 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
8 144 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 137 (3.25%) SaaS
10 112 (2.65%) Amazon S3
11 77 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
12 70 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 62 (1.47%) Heroku
14 49 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
15 44 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
15 44 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
16 43 (1.02%) Route 53
17 42 (1.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 40 (0.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 39 (0.92%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 260 (6.16%) TCP/IP
2 249 (5.90%) DNS
3 231 (5.48%) HTTP
4 150 (3.56%) SSL
5 137 (3.25%) Firewall
6 99 (2.35%) Internet
7 95 (2.25%) LDAP
8 77 (1.83%) DHCP
9 63 (1.49%) LAN
10 62 (1.47%) SAN
10 62 (1.47%) VPN
11 61 (1.45%) FTP
12 60 (1.42%) IPsec
13 57 (1.35%) Network Security
13 57 (1.35%) WAN
14 44 (1.04%) SSH
15 39 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
16 25 (0.59%) NAS
17 23 (0.55%) SMTP
18 20 (0.47%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 438 (10.38%) MongoDB
2 385 (9.13%) MySQL
3 356 (8.44%) NoSQL
4 265 (6.28%) PostgreSQL
5 257 (6.09%) SQL Server
6 176 (4.17%) Big Data
7 142 (3.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 139 (3.29%) Hadoop
9 125 (2.96%) Relational Database
10 111 (2.63%) Redis
11 80 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
12 64 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 53 (1.26%) Oracle Database
14 43 (1.02%) RDBMS
15 40 (0.95%) Neo4j
16 38 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
17 23 (0.55%) DB2
17 23 (0.55%) MariaDB
18 22 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
19 18 (0.43%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1386 (32.85%) Jenkins
2 1149 (27.23%) Git (software)
3 438 (10.38%) JIRA
4 395 (9.36%) Maven
5 248 (5.88%) TeamCity
6 186 (4.41%) Vagrant
7 185 (4.38%) Sonatype Nexus
8 172 (4.08%) Subversion
9 163 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 158 (3.74%) Hudson
11 155 (3.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 152 (3.60%) Selenium
13 137 (3.25%) Artifactory
14 126 (2.99%) Ant
15 119 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
16 108 (2.56%) GitLab
17 95 (2.25%) Gradle
18 88 (2.09%) JUnit
19 85 (2.01%) SonarQube
20 84 (1.99%) Travis CI
General
1 594 (14.08%) Finance
2 269 (6.38%) Banking
3 140 (3.32%) Retail
4 60 (1.42%) Marketing
5 58 (1.37%) Games
6 52 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 51 (1.21%) Publishing
8 41 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 35 (0.83%) Law
10 30 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 30 (0.71%) Legal
11 22 (0.52%) Front Office
12 19 (0.45%) Electronics
12 19 (0.45%) Manufacturing
13 15 (0.36%) Advertising
14 12 (0.28%) Back Office
15 7 (0.17%) Online Betting
16 5 (0.12%) International Banking
17 4 (0.095%) Retail Banking
18 2 (0.047%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1887 (44.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 709 (16.80%) Developer
3 494 (11.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 397 (9.41%) Linux Engineer
5 336 (7.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 324 (7.68%) Architect
7 320 (7.58%) AWS Engineer
8 268 (6.35%) Java Developer
9 231 (5.48%) Consultant
10 218 (5.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 188 (4.46%) Cloud Engineer
12 177 (4.20%) DevOps Consultant
13 131 (3.11%) Agile Developer
14 125 (2.96%) Java Engineer
15 123 (2.92%) Operations Engineer
16 110 (2.61%) Senior Developer
17 107 (2.54%) Administrator
18 104 (2.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 103 (2.44%) Automation Engineer
20 97 (2.30%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 478 (11.33%) Web Services
2 418 (9.91%) .NET
3 296 (7.02%) HTML
4 231 (5.48%) CSS
5 227 (5.38%) Spring
6 182 (4.31%) REST
7 170 (4.03%) HTML5
8 168 (3.98%) AngularJS
9 166 (3.93%) LAMP
10 162 (3.84%) ELK Stack
11 161 (3.82%) J2EE
11 161 (3.82%) Middleware
12 153 (3.63%) Sensu
13 152 (3.60%) RabbitMQ
14 139 (3.29%) JSON
15 133 (3.15%) XML
16 117 (2.77%) SOAP
17 116 (2.75%) RESTful
18 114 (2.70%) Hibernate
19 99 (2.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 137 (3.25%) Data Centre
2 122 (2.89%) Private Cloud
3 113 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
4 95 (2.25%) User Experience
5 87 (2.06%) Public Cloud
6 66 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 63 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 58 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 49 (1.16%) Management Information System
10 48 (1.14%) Clustering
11 41 (0.97%) Wiki
12 37 (0.88%) Fintech
13 36 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 30 (0.71%) Visualisation
15 26 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
16 21 (0.50%) Algorithms
17 19 (0.45%) iPad
18 18 (0.43%) PKI
19 17 (0.40%) Blog
19 17 (0.40%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2246 (53.24%) Linux
2 679 (16.09%) Unix
3 644 (15.26%) Windows
4 454 (10.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 311 (7.37%) CentOS
6 216 (5.12%) Ubuntu
7 166 (3.93%) Windows Server
8 98 (2.32%) CoreOS
9 65 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 58 (1.37%) AIX
11 56 (1.33%) Solaris
12 43 (1.02%) Android
13 41 (0.97%) Apple iOS
14 39 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
15 37 (0.88%) Mac OS X
16 36 (0.85%) Debian
17 34 (0.81%) VMS
18 30 (0.71%) Fedora
19 17 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
19 17 (0.40%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2053 (48.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1307 (30.98%) Continuous Integration
3 1067 (25.29%) Configuration Management
4 628 (14.89%) Scrum
5 608 (14.41%) Open Source
6 570 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
7 539 (12.78%) TDD
8 339 (8.04%) Software Engineering
9 257 (6.09%) E-Commerce
10 233 (5.52%) Migration
11 229 (5.43%) BDD
12 223 (5.29%) Kanban
13 219 (5.19%) Microservices
14 203 (4.81%) SOA
15 194 (4.60%) Mentoring
15 194 (4.60%) Release Management
16 192 (4.55%) ITIL
17 171 (4.05%) High Availability
18 164 (3.89%) OO
19 146 (3.46%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1557 (36.90%) Java
2 1128 (26.74%) Python
3 971 (23.01%) Ruby
4 616 (14.60%) Bash Shell
5 542 (12.85%) Perl
6 512 (12.14%) SQL
7 432 (10.24%) JavaScript
8 385 (9.13%) PowerShell
9 253 (6.00%) C#
10 233 (5.52%) PHP
11 224 (5.31%) Shell Script
12 205 (4.86%) Go
13 179 (4.24%) Scala
14 146 (3.46%) C++
15 76 (1.80%) Groovy
16 53 (1.26%) C
17 49 (1.16%) PL/SQL
18 40 (0.95%) Korn
19 32 (0.76%) Clojure
20 27 (0.64%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 507 (12.02%) Security Cleared
2 365 (8.65%) SC Cleared
3 166 (3.93%) Degree
4 81 (1.92%) DV Cleared
5 63 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 26 (0.62%) AWS Certification
7 25 (0.59%) BC Cleared
8 21 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (0.47%) CISSP
10 15 (0.36%) CCNA
10 15 (0.36%) MCSE
11 13 (0.31%) CCNP
12 12 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.24%) PhD
13 10 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (0.19%) CISM
15 7 (0.17%) RHCE
16 6 (0.14%) CESG Certified Professional
17 5 (0.12%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (2.99%) QA
2 59 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (0.47%) COBIT
4 14 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.31%) SLA
6 11 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.095%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.047%) FATCA
8 2 (0.047%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.047%) SDET
9 1 (0.024%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.024%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.024%) WAI
System Software
1 902 (21.38%) Docker
2 319 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 175 (4.15%) Active Directory
4 143 (3.39%) vSphere
5 94 (2.23%) etcd
5 94 (2.23%) flannel
6 86 (2.04%) GlusterFS
7 83 (1.97%) Ceph
8 73 (1.73%) Xen
9 67 (1.59%) vCloud
10 60 (1.42%) VMware ESX
11 57 (1.35%) KVM
12 55 (1.30%) NFS
13 47 (1.11%) Hyper-V
14 23 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
15 21 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 16 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 16 (0.38%) XenServer
17 13 (0.31%) Varnish
18 12 (0.28%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1899 (45.01%) Puppet
2 1131 (26.81%) Opscode Chef
3 1091 (25.86%) Ansible
4 275 (6.52%) Kubernetes
5 250 (5.93%) Nagios
6 233 (5.52%) logstash
7 167 (3.96%) Graphite
8 147 (3.48%) Terraform
9 127 (3.01%) HAProxy
10 107 (2.54%) Salt
11 105 (2.49%) ZABBIX
12 103 (2.44%) Packer
13 102 (2.42%) Kibana
14 92 (2.18%) Mesos
15 87 (2.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 87 (2.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 70 (1.66%) SCCM
17 53 (1.26%) SCOM
18 49 (1.16%) Grafana
19 47 (1.11%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 489 (11.59%) Red Hat
1 489 (11.59%) VMware
2 372 (8.82%) Oracle
3 322 (7.63%) Microsoft
4 222 (5.26%) Atlassian
5 217 (5.14%) Splunk
6 150 (3.56%) Google
7 133 (3.15%) IBM
8 73 (1.73%) New Relic
8 73 (1.73%) Rackspace
9 67 (1.59%) Cisco
10 63 (1.49%) HP
11 42 (1.00%) NetApp
12 41 (0.97%) EMC
13 37 (0.88%) AppDynamics
13 37 (0.88%) MuleSoft
14 32 (0.76%) F5
15 31 (0.73%) SaltStack
16 30 (0.71%) Veritas
17 28 (0.66%) Dell
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + extensive benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rates Dependant On Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £530 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago