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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
DevOps
UK
Rank 30 57 104
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +47
Contract jobs citing DevOps 2643 1720 1058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.82% 3.30% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.04% 3.99% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1911 1222 804
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Median hourly rate £67.89 £50.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.43% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £51.75 -
% change year-on-year
+31.18% -

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
37558 43101 41682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 82.82% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24946 28188 26403
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 1185 1115
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.05 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +27 2497 £500 +5.26% 673
London +26 1507 £525 +5.00% 375
South East +52 284 £475 +5.55% 96
City of London +42 201 £525 +5.00% 85
North West +50 146 £459 +9.55% 59
Yorkshire +7 146 £450 - 45
East of England +44 123 £500 +2.04% 33
North East +40 118 £370 -25.74% 16
Tyne and Wear +45 117 £360 -27.74% 16
Newcastle upon Tyne +40 117 £350 -29.75% 16
West Yorkshire 0 91 £425 -5.55% 27
South West +39 87 £488 +11.42% 27
Manchester +50 82 £434 -3.61% 47
Leeds -4 77 £410 -8.88% 25
Hampshire +57 75 £525 +25.74% 22
Essex +34 61 £500 +8.00% 9
Berkshire +26 59 £485 +2.10% 20
Scotland +32 58 £450 +14.64% 20
West Midlands -2 54 £500 +25.15% 16
Wales +29 51 £481 +28.33% 13
Croydon +27 46 £425 -10.52%
Edinburgh +31 43 £450 +12.50% 14
Hertfordshire +25 43 £550 -12.00% 7
South Yorkshire +13 42 £495 +4.21% 6
Surrey +4 39 £400 -9.09% 31
Sheffield +8 37 £495 +4.21% 6
Oxfordshire +29 35 £500 +33.33% 5
South Wales +29 32 £463 +27.58% 12
Southend-on-Sea +10 31 £495 +7.02% 4
Buckinghamshire +5 30 £435 -24.34% 10

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 2942 (52.03%) Agile Software Development
2 2436 (43.08%) Linux
3 1882 (33.29%) Puppet
4 1826 (32.30%) Amazon AWS
5 1787 (31.61%) Jenkins
6 1743 (30.83%) Java
7 1576 (27.87%) Ansible
8 1560 (27.59%) Python
9 1533 (27.11%) Continuous Integration
10 1470 (26.00%) Docker
11 1250 (22.11%) Git (software)
12 1129 (19.97%) Opscode Chef
13 1007 (17.81%) Scrum
14 991 (17.53%) Configuration Management
15 883 (15.62%) Ruby
16 870 (15.39%) TDD
17 788 (13.94%) Finance
18 780 (13.80%) Open Source
19 769 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
20 746 (13.19%) Windows
21 737 (13.04%) Bash Shell
22 688 (12.17%) JavaScript
23 665 (11.76%) Security Cleared
24 643 (11.37%) JIRA
25 640 (11.32%) Unix
26 634 (11.21%) Continuous Delivery
27 624 (11.04%) VMware
28 611 (10.81%) Web Services
29 609 (10.77%) SQL
30 607 (10.74%) Microservices

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
1 409 (7.23%) Confluence
2 367 (6.49%) Apache
3 294 (5.20%) Elasticsearch
4 259 (4.58%) Tomcat
5 244 (4.32%) nginx
6 220 (3.89%) OpenStack
7 196 (3.47%) WebSphere
8 180 (3.18%) JBoss
9 169 (2.99%) IIS
10 166 (2.94%) Apache Spark
11 161 (2.85%) WebLogic
12 135 (2.39%) Cloud Foundry
13 61 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 56 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
15 51 (0.90%) CMS
15 51 (0.90%) Jetty
16 48 (0.85%) SharePoint
17 40 (0.71%) Apache Pig
18 36 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 27 (0.48%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 173 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 54 (0.96%) HipChat
3 52 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.19%) MS Office
6 6 (0.11%) MS Project
7 3 (0.053%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 51 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 31 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 23 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 22 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 16 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 15 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
8 14 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
9 9 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
10 8 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
11 7 (0.12%) Endur
11 7 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
11 7 (0.12%) SAP FI
12 6 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
13 4 (0.071%) Fredhopper
14 3 (0.053%) NetSuite
14 3 (0.053%) Oracle General Ledger
14 3 (0.053%) SAP Hybris
15 2 (0.035%) Oracle Financials
15 2 (0.035%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1826 (32.30%) Amazon AWS
2 769 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 379 (6.70%) PaaS
4 350 (6.19%) GitHub
5 298 (5.27%) IaaS
6 273 (4.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 262 (4.63%) Amazon EC2
8 200 (3.54%) SaaS
9 175 (3.10%) Amazon S3
10 123 (2.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 82 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 76 (1.34%) Route 53
13 71 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
14 70 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
15 67 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 62 (1.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 56 (0.99%) OpenShift
18 53 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
19 43 (0.76%) CloudFront
20 42 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 363 (6.42%) HTTP
2 326 (5.77%) TCP/IP
3 300 (5.31%) DNS
4 250 (4.42%) SSL
5 233 (4.12%) Firewall
6 171 (3.02%) LDAP
7 166 (2.94%) VPN
8 98 (1.73%) Internet
9 89 (1.57%) DHCP
10 74 (1.31%) SSH
11 69 (1.22%) WAN
12 61 (1.08%) LAN
13 54 (0.96%) Reverse Proxy
14 49 (0.87%) OpenVPN
15 48 (0.85%) IPsec
15 48 (0.85%) Kerberos
16 46 (0.81%) SAN
17 44 (0.78%) OpenLDAP
18 43 (0.76%) Network Security
19 42 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 457 (8.08%) Big Data
2 411 (7.27%) Hadoop
3 409 (7.23%) PostgreSQL
4 402 (7.11%) MongoDB
5 371 (6.56%) NoSQL
6 346 (6.12%) SQL Server
7 329 (5.82%) MySQL
8 188 (3.33%) Relational Database
9 174 (3.08%) Redis
10 166 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
11 145 (2.56%) Oracle Database
12 141 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
13 107 (1.89%) Apache Hive
14 95 (1.68%) HBase
15 71 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 59 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
17 52 (0.92%) RDBMS
18 51 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
19 48 (0.85%) DB2
20 44 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1787 (31.61%) Jenkins
2 1250 (22.11%) Git (software)
3 643 (11.37%) JIRA
4 401 (7.09%) Maven
5 269 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
6 248 (4.39%) TeamCity
7 246 (4.35%) Selenium
8 242 (4.28%) Vagrant
9 236 (4.17%) Subversion
10 183 (3.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 178 (3.15%) Cucumber
12 173 (3.06%) JUnit
13 168 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
14 161 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
15 140 (2.48%) Ant
16 136 (2.41%) Gradle
17 122 (2.16%) Bitbucket
18 109 (1.93%) SonarQube
19 107 (1.89%) Hudson
20 89 (1.57%) gulp
General
1 788 (13.94%) Finance
2 447 (7.91%) Banking
3 177 (3.13%) Retail
4 124 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 107 (1.89%) Marketing
6 88 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 69 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 59 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 59 (1.04%) Publishing
9 57 (1.01%) Games
10 51 (0.90%) Electronics
11 42 (0.74%) Front Office
12 41 (0.73%) Advertising
13 24 (0.42%) Back Office
14 19 (0.34%) Law
15 15 (0.27%) General Ledger
16 11 (0.19%) Automotive
17 10 (0.18%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.16%) Legal
19 7 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2205 (39.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1137 (20.11%) Developer
3 581 (10.28%) AWS DevOps
4 474 (8.38%) AWS Engineer
5 459 (8.12%) Java Developer
6 423 (7.48%) Architect
7 398 (7.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 343 (6.07%) Consultant
9 317 (5.61%) Linux Engineer
10 276 (4.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 273 (4.83%) Senior DevOps
12 241 (4.26%) DevOps Consultant
13 202 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
14 191 (3.38%) Senior Developer
15 189 (3.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 153 (2.71%) Lead DevOps
17 152 (2.69%) Java Engineer
18 140 (2.48%) Administrator
19 139 (2.46%) Operations Engineer
20 133 (2.35%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 611 (10.81%) Web Services
2 478 (8.45%) .NET
3 400 (7.07%) Node.js
4 389 (6.88%) HTML
5 351 (6.21%) REST
6 334 (5.91%) AngularJS
7 326 (5.77%) Spring
8 270 (4.78%) CSS
9 253 (4.47%) Elastic Stack
10 244 (4.32%) JSON
11 237 (4.19%) RESTful
12 202 (3.57%) XML
13 195 (3.45%) HTML5
14 169 (2.99%) Middleware
15 166 (2.94%) SOAP
16 163 (2.88%) Kafka
17 153 (2.71%) ASP.NET
18 151 (2.67%) J2EE
19 133 (2.35%) React
20 132 (2.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 266 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 204 (3.61%) Public Cloud
3 164 (2.90%) Data Centre
4 158 (2.79%) User Experience
5 110 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 89 (1.57%) Mobile App
7 87 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
8 80 (1.41%) Virtual Team
9 69 (1.22%) Private Cloud
10 66 (1.17%) Clustering
11 62 (1.10%) Algorithms
12 55 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
13 54 (0.96%) Management Information System
14 51 (0.90%) Fintech
15 43 (0.76%) iPad
16 41 (0.73%) Data Structures
17 37 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 37 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
18 33 (0.58%) Video on Demand
19 31 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2436 (43.08%) Linux
2 746 (13.19%) Windows
3 640 (11.32%) Unix
4 493 (8.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 346 (6.12%) CentOS
6 245 (4.33%) Ubuntu
7 215 (3.80%) Windows Server
8 98 (1.73%) AIX
9 93 (1.64%) CoreOS
10 79 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 77 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 56 (0.99%) Android
13 49 (0.87%) Apple iOS
14 46 (0.81%) Debian
15 35 (0.62%) RancherOS
16 30 (0.53%) Windows 2000
16 30 (0.53%) Windows XP
17 28 (0.50%) Solaris
18 20 (0.35%) zOS
19 17 (0.30%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2942 (52.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1533 (27.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1007 (17.81%) Scrum
4 991 (17.53%) Configuration Management
5 870 (15.39%) TDD
6 780 (13.80%) Open Source
7 634 (11.21%) Continuous Delivery
8 607 (10.74%) Microservices
9 502 (8.88%) BDD
10 378 (6.69%) Software Engineering
11 338 (5.98%) Kanban
12 314 (5.55%) High Availability
13 313 (5.54%) ITIL
14 304 (5.38%) E-Commerce
15 278 (4.92%) Mentoring
16 265 (4.69%) Migration
17 257 (4.55%) Continuous Deployment
18 237 (4.19%) OO
19 229 (4.05%) Automated Testing
20 228 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1743 (30.83%) Java
2 1560 (27.59%) Python
3 883 (15.62%) Ruby
4 737 (13.04%) Bash Shell
5 688 (12.17%) JavaScript
6 609 (10.77%) SQL
7 436 (7.71%) Perl
8 388 (6.86%) PowerShell
9 359 (6.35%) C#
10 318 (5.62%) Scala
11 265 (4.69%) Go
12 238 (4.21%) Shell Script
13 195 (3.45%) PHP
14 161 (2.85%) C
15 126 (2.23%) Groovy
16 80 (1.41%) C++
17 56 (0.99%) T-SQL
18 55 (0.97%) Clojure
19 38 (0.67%) ES6
20 32 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 665 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 520 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 185 (3.27%) Degree
4 96 (1.70%) DV Cleared
5 86 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 72 (1.27%) AWS Certification
7 43 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (0.53%) MCSE
9 28 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
11 20 (0.35%) MCSA
12 14 (0.25%) CISSP
12 14 (0.25%) RHCE
13 13 (0.23%) CCA
13 13 (0.23%) ISEB
14 12 (0.21%) PMI Certification
14 12 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (0.18%) CCNP
16 9 (0.16%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (4.85%) QA
2 61 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 55 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 40 (0.71%) SLA
5 9 (0.16%) MiFID
6 8 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (0.14%) EMIR
7 7 (0.12%) PA-DSS
8 5 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.071%) EFQM
9 4 (0.071%) SDET
10 3 (0.053%) COBIT
10 3 (0.053%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.053%) GCP
10 3 (0.053%) GPG13
11 2 (0.035%) FATCA
11 2 (0.035%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.018%) COSO
12 1 (0.018%) ISO22301
System Software
1 1470 (26.00%) Docker
2 316 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (3.24%) Active Directory
4 142 (2.51%) vCloud
5 125 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
6 95 (1.68%) HDFS
7 92 (1.63%) vSphere
8 78 (1.38%) Xen
9 47 (0.83%) Hyper-V
9 47 (0.83%) Squid
10 46 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
11 45 (0.80%) Postfix
12 36 (0.64%) VMware ESX
13 33 (0.58%) etcd
14 32 (0.57%) KVM
15 31 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 23 (0.41%) flannel
17 21 (0.37%) VirtualBox
17 21 (0.37%) XenServer
18 20 (0.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1882 (33.29%) Puppet
2 1576 (27.87%) Ansible
3 1129 (19.97%) Opscode Chef
4 473 (8.37%) Kubernetes
4 473 (8.37%) Terraform
5 200 (3.54%) logstash
6 186 (3.29%) Kibana
7 157 (2.78%) Salt
8 156 (2.76%) Nagios
9 152 (2.69%) ZABBIX
10 116 (2.05%) Rancher
11 103 (1.82%) Mesos
12 89 (1.57%) Docker Swarm
13 82 (1.45%) Packer
14 80 (1.41%) Consul
15 70 (1.24%) Graphite
16 66 (1.17%) HAProxy
17 49 (0.87%) Grafana
18 43 (0.76%) SELinux
19 42 (0.74%) Marathon
Vendors
1 624 (11.04%) VMware
2 552 (9.76%) Oracle
3 448 (7.92%) Red Hat
4 423 (7.48%) Microsoft
5 243 (4.30%) Atlassian
6 222 (3.93%) Splunk
7 161 (2.85%) IBM
8 137 (2.42%) Google
9 132 (2.33%) SaltStack
10 97 (1.72%) Cisco
11 95 (1.68%) AppDynamics
12 91 (1.61%) HP
13 89 (1.57%) New Relic
14 87 (1.54%) SAP
15 85 (1.50%) MuleSoft
16 79 (1.40%) Rackspace
17 64 (1.13%) Hortonworks
18 63 (1.11%) ServiceNow
19 55 (0.97%) Sonatype
20 49 (0.87%) Informatica
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £535 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates +
Posted: 17 hours ago
South East London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £410 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Computer People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: £450 per day (3-month rolling contract)
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Fuse
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago