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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
DevOps
Rank 60 103 258
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +155
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1656 1045 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.22% 2.02% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.96% 2.60% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 797 285
Average daily rate £475 £470 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +7.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £428 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - -

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +35 1567 £475 +1.06% 496
London +24 954 £500 +2.56% 273
South East +63 172 £450 +12.50% 51
Yorkshire +42 167 £450 +24.13% 46
West Yorkshire +28 132 £437 +20.41% 30
Leeds +13 96 £450 +24.13% 27
City of London +20 94 £500 - 62
North West +33 79 £400 -15.78% 35
Surrey +31 58 £440 +10.00% 11
East of England +19 55 £475 - 20
South West -3 49 £450 - 31
Berkshire +33 45 £475 -5.00% 12
Scotland +31 44 £350 +7.69% 12
West Midlands +11 42 £400 -8.57% 25
Manchester +9 39 £400 -15.78% 30
Reading +19 35 £475 -1.29% 8
Edinburgh +6 27 £400 +18.51% 8
Wales +7 26 £375 -25.00% 5
North East +1 25 £500 +6.38% 4
Cheshire +15 23 £400 +1.58% 3
South Yorkshire - 23 £488 - 4
Coventry - 23 £463 - 4
Tyne and Wear -11 22 £500 +6.38% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 22 £500 +6.38% 4
Sheffield - 22 £500 - 4
Buckinghamshire +29 20 £600 +94.33% 3
South Wales +6 20 £363 -9.37% 4
East Midlands -29 20 £500 +42.85% 11
Milton Keynes +17 19 £600 +94.33% 3
Cambridgeshire +13 18 £515 +8.42% 9

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1629 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1626 (50.59%) Linux
3 1493 (46.45%) Puppet
4 1302 (40.51%) Java
5 1270 (39.51%) Jenkins
6 1069 (33.26%) Continuous Integration
7 924 (28.75%) Opscode Chef
8 894 (27.82%) Git (software)
9 881 (27.41%) Amazon AWS
10 849 (26.42%) Configuration Management
11 802 (24.95%) Python
12 752 (23.40%) Ruby
13 653 (20.32%) Ansible
14 572 (17.80%) Docker
15 562 (17.49%) Scrum
16 531 (16.52%) VMware
17 493 (15.34%) Bash Shell
18 491 (15.28%) Unix
19 489 (15.21%) Windows
20 458 (14.25%) Open Source
21 438 (13.63%) Maven
22 421 (13.10%) Security Cleared
23 413 (12.85%) TDD
24 411 (12.79%) Continuous Delivery
25 400 (12.45%) Finance
26 378 (11.76%) SQL
27 375 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
28 371 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 351 (10.92%) Web Services
30 345 (10.73%) Perl

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 322 (10.02%) Apache
1 322 (10.02%) Tomcat
2 253 (7.87%) OpenStack
3 195 (6.07%) nginx
3 195 (6.07%) Node.js
4 188 (5.85%) IIS
5 155 (4.82%) JBoss
6 152 (4.73%) Confluence
7 130 (4.04%) WebSphere
8 120 (3.73%) Jetty
9 114 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
10 54 (1.68%) Cloud Foundry
11 42 (1.31%) Apache Spark
12 39 (1.21%) WebLogic
13 26 (0.81%) SharePoint
14 24 (0.75%) Apache Solr
15 21 (0.65%) CMS
16 15 (0.47%) CloudStack
17 13 (0.40%) Drupal
17 13 (0.40%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 59 (1.84%) MS Excel
2 30 (0.93%) HipChat
3 11 (0.34%) MS Office
4 8 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.093%) MS Project
5 3 (0.093%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.031%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.031%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.031%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.22%) ION MarketView
1 7 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.062%) Magento
5 1 (0.031%) assyst
5 1 (0.031%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.031%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.031%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.031%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.031%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.031%) Summit
5 1 (0.031%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 881 (27.41%) Amazon AWS
2 248 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 197 (6.13%) Amazon EC2
4 137 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
5 129 (4.01%) GitHub
6 121 (3.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 96 (2.99%) IaaS
8 87 (2.71%) PaaS
9 73 (2.27%) Google App Engine
10 58 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
11 48 (1.49%) Amazon S3
12 46 (1.43%) SaaS
13 26 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
14 20 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 20 (0.62%) Heroku
14 20 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 19 (0.59%) Route 53
16 16 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
16 16 (0.50%) CloudFront
16 16 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 213 (6.63%) TCP/IP
2 209 (6.50%) HTTP
3 207 (6.44%) DNS
4 138 (4.29%) SSL
5 98 (3.05%) DHCP
6 83 (2.58%) IPsec
7 79 (2.46%) Firewall
8 76 (2.36%) FTP
9 73 (2.27%) Internet
10 59 (1.84%) LDAP
11 53 (1.65%) SAN
12 38 (1.18%) Kerberos
13 37 (1.15%) VPN
14 27 (0.84%) LAN
14 27 (0.84%) Network Security
14 27 (0.84%) SSH
15 25 (0.78%) SMTP
16 22 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
16 22 (0.68%) SNMP
16 22 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (9.24%) MongoDB
2 287 (8.93%) MySQL
3 274 (8.53%) NoSQL
4 229 (7.13%) PostgreSQL
5 209 (6.50%) SQL Server
6 147 (4.57%) Big Data
7 133 (4.14%) Hadoop
8 128 (3.98%) Apache Cassandra
9 125 (3.89%) Relational Database
10 92 (2.86%) Redis
11 45 (1.40%) Oracle Database
12 42 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 35 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
14 33 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
14 33 (1.03%) HBase
15 29 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
16 28 (0.87%) Apache Hive
17 27 (0.84%) RDBMS
18 24 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
19 21 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1270 (39.51%) Jenkins
2 894 (27.82%) Git (software)
3 438 (13.63%) Maven
4 317 (9.86%) JIRA
5 171 (5.32%) TeamCity
6 170 (5.29%) Subversion
7 147 (4.57%) Hudson
8 142 (4.42%) Sonatype Nexus
9 139 (4.32%) Selenium
10 119 (3.70%) Vagrant
11 108 (3.36%) Ant
12 97 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
13 87 (2.71%) Cucumber
14 82 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 81 (2.52%) Gradle
16 65 (2.02%) SonarQube
17 59 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
18 58 (1.80%) JUnit
19 54 (1.68%) Artifactory
20 40 (1.24%) Gerrit
General
1 400 (12.45%) Finance
2 204 (6.35%) Banking
3 82 (2.55%) Retail
4 42 (1.31%) Investment Banking
4 42 (1.31%) Publishing
5 38 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 36 (1.12%) Games
7 27 (0.84%) Law
8 26 (0.81%) Marketing
9 18 (0.56%) Front Office
10 16 (0.50%) Legal
11 11 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.25%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.22%) Electronics
14 5 (0.16%) Advertising
14 5 (0.16%) Back Office
14 5 (0.16%) Online Betting
15 4 (0.12%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.12%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.093%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1354 (42.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 540 (16.80%) Developer
3 359 (11.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 300 (9.33%) Architect
5 274 (8.53%) Linux Engineer
6 241 (7.50%) Java Developer
7 234 (7.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 175 (5.44%) AWS Engineer
9 173 (5.38%) Consultant
10 145 (4.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 135 (4.20%) Operations Engineer
12 129 (4.01%) DevOps Consultant
13 107 (3.33%) Agile Developer
14 91 (2.83%) DevOps Architect
15 86 (2.68%) Agile Java Developer
16 80 (2.49%) Administrator
16 80 (2.49%) DevOps Specialist
17 77 (2.40%) Senior Developer
18 74 (2.30%) Technical Architect
19 72 (2.24%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 351 (10.92%) Web Services
2 342 (10.64%) .NET
3 231 (7.19%) HTML
4 202 (6.29%) CSS
5 175 (5.44%) J2EE
6 165 (5.13%) Spring
7 134 (4.17%) REST
8 132 (4.11%) AngularJS
9 107 (3.33%) LAMP
9 107 (3.33%) MCollective
10 106 (3.30%) Middleware
11 97 (3.02%) HTML5
11 97 (3.02%) RabbitMQ
12 84 (2.61%) RESTful
13 82 (2.55%) ELK Stack
14 79 (2.46%) Servlets
15 71 (2.21%) ASP.NET
16 70 (2.18%) jQuery
16 70 (2.18%) SOAP
17 61 (1.90%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 122 (3.80%) Data Centre
2 85 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 73 (2.27%) Private Cloud
5 58 (1.80%) Public Cloud
6 56 (1.74%) Mobile App
7 47 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
8 43 (1.34%) User Experience
9 42 (1.31%) Fintech
10 38 (1.18%) Clustering
11 36 (1.12%) Management Information System
12 28 (0.87%) Replication
13 27 (0.84%) Visualisation
14 22 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 20 (0.62%) PKI
16 19 (0.59%) iPad
17 18 (0.56%) Wiki
18 15 (0.47%) Data Integration
19 14 (0.44%) Algorithms
20 12 (0.37%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1626 (50.59%) Linux
2 491 (15.28%) Unix
3 489 (15.21%) Windows
4 371 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 289 (8.99%) CentOS
6 222 (6.91%) Ubuntu
7 144 (4.48%) Windows Server
8 71 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 59 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 47 (1.46%) AIX
11 36 (1.12%) Debian
12 31 (0.96%) Android
13 29 (0.90%) Apple iOS
13 29 (0.90%) VMS
14 23 (0.72%) Solaris
15 21 (0.65%) Mac OS X
16 20 (0.62%) CoreOS
17 13 (0.40%) Windows 7
18 11 (0.34%) SUSE
19 8 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1629 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1069 (33.26%) Continuous Integration
3 849 (26.42%) Configuration Management
4 562 (17.49%) Scrum
5 458 (14.25%) Open Source
6 413 (12.85%) TDD
7 411 (12.79%) Continuous Delivery
8 219 (6.81%) E-Commerce
9 210 (6.53%) BDD
10 181 (5.63%) Kanban
11 168 (5.23%) Microservices
12 152 (4.73%) Software Engineering
13 145 (4.51%) Automated Testing
14 143 (4.45%) High Availability
15 142 (4.42%) Web Operations
16 132 (4.11%) Build Automation
16 132 (4.11%) SOA
17 124 (3.86%) Mentoring
18 123 (3.83%) OO
19 109 (3.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1302 (40.51%) Java
2 802 (24.95%) Python
3 752 (23.40%) Ruby
4 493 (15.34%) Bash Shell
5 378 (11.76%) SQL
6 345 (10.73%) Perl
7 340 (10.58%) JavaScript
8 282 (8.77%) PowerShell
9 180 (5.60%) C#
10 143 (4.45%) PHP
11 135 (4.20%) Scala
12 114 (3.55%) Shell Script
13 85 (2.64%) C++
14 80 (2.49%) Go
15 56 (1.74%) Groovy
16 39 (1.21%) C
17 32 (1.00%) Clojure
18 19 (0.59%) PL/SQL
18 19 (0.59%) T-SQL
19 16 (0.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 421 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 303 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 89 (2.77%) Degree
4 47 (1.46%) DV Cleared
5 25 (0.78%) AWS Certification
5 25 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (0.59%) MCSE
8 14 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.34%) CCNA
11 9 (0.28%) BC Cleared
11 9 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.22%) RHCE
13 6 (0.19%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (0.19%) RHCSA
14 5 (0.16%) CISM
14 5 (0.16%) CISSP
14 5 (0.16%) MCSA
15 4 (0.12%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (2.58%) QA
2 41 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 23 (0.72%) SLA
4 21 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.22%) COBIT
6 5 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.031%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.031%) P3O
System Software
1 572 (17.80%) Docker
2 375 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (3.58%) Active Directory
4 85 (2.64%) vSphere
5 83 (2.58%) Xen
6 50 (1.56%) VMware ESX
7 40 (1.24%) vCloud
8 32 (1.00%) NFS
9 25 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
10 22 (0.68%) KVM
11 21 (0.65%) Hyper-V
12 18 (0.56%) Terminal Services
12 18 (0.56%) Varnish
13 17 (0.53%) GlusterFS
14 14 (0.44%) XenServer
15 13 (0.40%) Ceph
16 10 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 9 (0.28%) iptables
17 9 (0.28%) VirtualBox
18 8 (0.25%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1493 (46.45%) Puppet
2 924 (28.75%) Opscode Chef
3 653 (20.32%) Ansible
4 236 (7.34%) Nagios
5 155 (4.82%) ZABBIX
6 127 (3.95%) logstash
7 121 (3.76%) Kubernetes
8 100 (3.11%) Salt
9 80 (2.49%) Graphite
10 64 (1.99%) Kibana
11 51 (1.59%) Mesos
12 40 (1.24%) HAProxy
13 38 (1.18%) Cobbler
13 38 (1.18%) SCCM
13 38 (1.18%) SCOM
13 38 (1.18%) yum
14 35 (1.09%) Terraform
15 32 (1.00%) Icinga
16 31 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
16 31 (0.96%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 531 (16.52%) VMware
2 307 (9.55%) Red Hat
3 295 (9.18%) Microsoft
4 219 (6.81%) Oracle
5 146 (4.54%) Splunk
6 144 (4.48%) Atlassian
7 139 (4.32%) Google
8 79 (2.46%) IBM
9 58 (1.80%) New Relic
10 54 (1.68%) Rackspace
11 47 (1.46%) HP
12 36 (1.12%) Cisco
13 33 (1.03%) SaltStack
14 28 (0.87%) Dell
15 27 (0.84%) TIBCO
16 24 (0.75%) ServiceNow
17 22 (0.68%) F5
18 21 (0.65%) AppDynamics
18 21 (0.65%) SAP
18 21 (0.65%) Sitecore
Edinburgh
Parity Professionals
Rate: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £535 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £378 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £420 - £445 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £448.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £40 - £55 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Jenrick IT
Rate: Highly Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: 5 days ago