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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
DevOps
Rank 30 70 98
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +28
Contract jobs citing DevOps 3006 1597 1180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.04% 2.89% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.32% 3.56% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2137 1162 886
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £75.00 £60.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
41059 44815 43569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.50% 81.16% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27372 29040 28392
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1342 1199
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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 +41 2866 £500 +5.26% 623
London +36 1866 £525 +6.32% 370
City of London +44 281 £550 +10.00% 74
South East +67 219 £475 +5.55% 68
Yorkshire +19 174 £463 -2.63% 34
North West +29 157 £450 +2.85% 66
West Yorkshire +19 115 £450 -5.26% 23
North East +38 110 £413 -17.50% 13
East of England +23 110 £495 +4.21% 22
South West +45 107 £450 - 29
Tyne and Wear +35 102 £400 -20.00% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne +32 100 £375 -25.00% 11
West Midlands +36 90 £450 -6.73% 6
Leeds +12 90 £463 -2.63% 23
Manchester +24 80 £450 +12.50% 52
Berkshire +55 73 £450 -7.69% 14
Croydon +15 73 £493 +6.48%
Scotland +35 58 £400 +45.45% 11
South Yorkshire +17 57 £500 +5.26% 7
Sheffield +18 55 £500 - 6
Wales +5 54 £488 +30.00% 4
Essex +35 44 £475 - 3
Hertfordshire +29 42 £500 -20.00% 8
Edinburgh +46 40 £425 +21.42% 9
Hampshire +31 40 £475 +13.09% 6
Oxfordshire +35 39 £550 +46.66% 10
Wiltshire +33 39 £488 +58.53% 4
South Wales +12 36 £500 +33.33% 3
Shropshire +27 33 £443 - 1
Lancashire +15 32 £475 -17.74% 1

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 2945 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2653 (44.44%) Linux
3 2272 (38.06%) Puppet
4 2022 (33.87%) Amazon AWS
5 1861 (31.17%) Jenkins
6 1683 (28.19%) Ansible
7 1662 (27.84%) Java
8 1629 (27.29%) Continuous Integration
9 1585 (26.55%) Docker
10 1576 (26.40%) Python
11 1330 (22.28%) Opscode Chef
12 1322 (22.14%) Git (software)
13 1079 (18.07%) Ruby
14 1036 (17.35%) Scrum
15 1034 (17.32%) Configuration Management
16 837 (14.02%) TDD
17 809 (13.55%) Finance
18 798 (13.37%) Microsoft Azure
19 773 (12.95%) Continuous Delivery
20 755 (12.65%) Bash Shell
21 739 (12.38%) Open Source
22 738 (12.36%) JIRA
23 735 (12.31%) Security Cleared
24 721 (12.08%) VMware
25 693 (11.61%) Windows
26 661 (11.07%) JavaScript
27 633 (10.60%) Unix
28 631 (10.57%) Web Services
29 575 (9.63%) BDD
30 572 (9.58%) PostgreSQL

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
1 559 (9.36%) Apache
2 475 (7.96%) Confluence
3 416 (6.97%) Elasticsearch
4 346 (5.80%) Tomcat
5 324 (5.43%) OpenStack
6 218 (3.65%) nginx
7 202 (3.38%) JBoss
8 198 (3.32%) WebSphere
9 161 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
10 150 (2.51%) Apache Spark
11 146 (2.45%) IIS
12 134 (2.24%) WebLogic
13 90 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 57 (0.95%) Jetty
15 53 (0.89%) CMS
16 52 (0.87%) Mule
17 48 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
18 39 (0.65%) SharePoint
19 38 (0.64%) WildFly
20 35 (0.59%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 132 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 124 (2.08%) HipChat
3 35 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.17%) MS Office
6 8 (0.13%) MS Project
7 3 (0.050%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.034%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.017%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.017%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
2 32 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 30 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 23 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 21 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 20 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 11 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
7 11 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 9 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (0.13%) Fredhopper
9 8 (0.13%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
10 6 (0.10%) Endur
11 5 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
12 3 (0.050%) Oracle General Ledger
13 2 (0.034%) Markit EDM
13 2 (0.034%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 1 (0.017%) OpenText Process Suite
14 1 (0.017%) Oracle Retail
14 1 (0.017%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2022 (33.87%) Amazon AWS
2 798 (13.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 392 (6.57%) PaaS
4 366 (6.13%) GitHub
5 305 (5.11%) IaaS
6 301 (5.04%) Amazon EC2
7 247 (4.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 192 (3.22%) SaaS
9 188 (3.15%) Amazon S3
10 106 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
11 97 (1.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 85 (1.42%) Route 53
13 71 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
14 68 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 64 (1.07%) OpenShift
16 58 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
17 52 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 42 (0.70%) Office 365
19 39 (0.65%) Heroku
20 38 (0.64%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 354 (5.93%) DNS
2 290 (4.86%) TCP/IP
3 272 (4.56%) HTTP
4 223 (3.74%) Firewall
5 209 (3.50%) VPN
6 205 (3.43%) SSL
7 167 (2.80%) LDAP
8 137 (2.29%) SSH
9 131 (2.19%) OpenVPN
10 125 (2.09%) OpenLDAP
11 92 (1.54%) Internet
12 80 (1.34%) Reverse Proxy
13 73 (1.22%) WAN
14 71 (1.19%) DHCP
15 69 (1.16%) LAN
16 56 (0.94%) Network Security
17 45 (0.75%) IPsec
18 43 (0.72%) SMTP
18 43 (0.72%) SNMP
19 42 (0.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 572 (9.58%) PostgreSQL
2 504 (8.44%) Hadoop
3 436 (7.30%) MongoDB
4 404 (6.77%) Big Data
5 387 (6.48%) NoSQL
6 380 (6.37%) MySQL
7 340 (5.70%) SQL Server
8 165 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 149 (2.50%) Redis
9 149 (2.50%) Relational Database
10 146 (2.45%) Amazon RDS
11 137 (2.29%) Oracle Database
12 103 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 84 (1.41%) HBase
14 76 (1.27%) Apache Hive
15 59 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
16 51 (0.85%) RDBMS
17 48 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
18 34 (0.57%) Neo4j
19 32 (0.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1861 (31.17%) Jenkins
2 1322 (22.14%) Git (software)
3 738 (12.36%) JIRA
4 448 (7.50%) Maven
5 345 (5.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 281 (4.71%) TeamCity
7 276 (4.62%) Subversion
8 273 (4.57%) Vagrant
9 245 (4.10%) JUnit
10 212 (3.55%) Ant
11 208 (3.48%) SonarQube
12 201 (3.37%) Selenium
13 184 (3.08%) Octopus Deploy
14 180 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
15 179 (3.00%) Bitbucket
16 163 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 158 (2.65%) JIRA Agile
18 129 (2.16%) Gradle
19 120 (2.01%) Cucumber
19 120 (2.01%) Liquibase
General
1 809 (13.55%) Finance
2 451 (7.55%) Banking
3 232 (3.89%) Retail
4 97 (1.62%) Marketing
5 93 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 92 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 80 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 60 (1.01%) Games
9 59 (0.99%) Publishing
10 47 (0.79%) Advertising
11 42 (0.70%) Front Office
12 39 (0.65%) Manufacturing
13 30 (0.50%) Electronics
14 23 (0.39%) Back Office
15 19 (0.32%) Law
16 16 (0.27%) General Ledger
17 12 (0.20%) Automotive
18 8 (0.13%) Retail Banking
19 6 (0.10%) Legal
20 5 (0.084%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2443 (40.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 1046 (17.52%) Developer
3 602 (10.08%) AWS DevOps
4 505 (8.46%) AWS Engineer
5 494 (8.27%) Architect
6 485 (8.12%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 394 (6.60%) Linux Engineer
8 391 (6.55%) Consultant
9 384 (6.43%) Java Developer
10 383 (6.42%) Senior DevOps
11 341 (5.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 296 (4.96%) DevOps Consultant
13 267 (4.47%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 193 (3.23%) Senior Developer
15 191 (3.20%) Lead DevOps
16 177 (2.96%) Cloud Engineer
17 172 (2.88%) Administrator
18 145 (2.43%) Operations Engineer
19 134 (2.24%) Analyst
20 131 (2.19%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 631 (10.57%) Web Services
2 491 (8.22%) .NET
3 417 (6.98%) HTML
4 354 (5.93%) Node.js
5 339 (5.68%) AngularJS
6 321 (5.38%) REST
7 301 (5.04%) CSS
8 287 (4.81%) ELK Stack
9 273 (4.57%) JSON
10 265 (4.44%) Spring
11 212 (3.55%) HTML5
12 205 (3.43%) XML
13 194 (3.25%) RESTful
14 185 (3.10%) RabbitMQ
15 170 (2.85%) LAMP
16 168 (2.81%) Middleware
17 153 (2.56%) ASP.NET
18 147 (2.46%) Software Packaging
19 145 (2.43%) SOAP
20 135 (2.26%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 301 (5.04%) Public Cloud
2 236 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 161 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 138 (2.31%) User Experience
5 106 (1.78%) Computer Science
6 104 (1.74%) Private Cloud
7 91 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 60 (1.01%) Clustering
9 58 (0.97%) Virtual Team
10 56 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
11 52 (0.87%) Algorithms
12 50 (0.84%) Management Information System
13 42 (0.70%) Data Structures
14 41 (0.69%) Fintech
14 41 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 37 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
16 36 (0.60%) CMDB
17 35 (0.59%) Visualisation
18 32 (0.54%) Blog
18 32 (0.54%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2653 (44.44%) Linux
2 693 (11.61%) Windows
3 633 (10.60%) Unix
4 519 (8.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 515 (8.63%) CentOS
6 295 (4.94%) Ubuntu
7 210 (3.52%) Windows Server
8 108 (1.81%) CoreOS
9 89 (1.49%) AIX
10 71 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 70 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 55 (0.92%) Android
12 55 (0.92%) RancherOS
13 53 (0.89%) Apple iOS
14 46 (0.77%) Debian
15 39 (0.65%) Solaris
16 30 (0.50%) Windows 2000
16 30 (0.50%) Windows XP
17 25 (0.42%) Mac OS X
18 23 (0.39%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2945 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1629 (27.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1036 (17.35%) Scrum
4 1034 (17.32%) Configuration Management
5 837 (14.02%) TDD
6 773 (12.95%) Continuous Delivery
7 739 (12.38%) Open Source
8 575 (9.63%) BDD
9 525 (8.79%) Microservices
10 380 (6.37%) E-Commerce
11 364 (6.10%) High Availability
12 355 (5.95%) Software Engineering
13 353 (5.91%) Kanban
14 313 (5.24%) ITIL
15 285 (4.77%) Continuous Deployment
16 260 (4.36%) Migration
17 237 (3.97%) Service Management
18 235 (3.94%) Continuous Improvement
19 234 (3.92%) Release Management
20 233 (3.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1662 (27.84%) Java
2 1576 (26.40%) Python
3 1079 (18.07%) Ruby
4 755 (12.65%) Bash Shell
5 661 (11.07%) JavaScript
6 555 (9.30%) SQL
7 510 (8.54%) Perl
8 380 (6.37%) PowerShell
9 351 (5.88%) C#
10 346 (5.80%) Scala
11 292 (4.89%) Shell Script
12 258 (4.32%) Go
13 251 (4.20%) PHP
14 162 (2.71%) C
15 104 (1.74%) C++
16 87 (1.46%) Groovy
17 57 (0.95%) Clojure
18 54 (0.90%) T-SQL
19 34 (0.57%) TypeScript
20 32 (0.54%) R
Qualifications
1 735 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 568 (9.51%) SC Cleared
3 172 (2.88%) Degree
4 149 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 99 (1.66%) DV Cleared
6 69 (1.16%) AWS Certification
7 51 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
8 39 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 33 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (0.35%) CCNP
11 21 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (0.34%) CISSP
12 20 (0.34%) MCSE
13 19 (0.32%) CCNA
13 19 (0.32%) MCSA
14 17 (0.28%) CCA
15 16 (0.27%) RHCE
16 15 (0.25%) BC Cleared
16 15 (0.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (4.91%) QA
2 73 (1.22%) PCI DSS
3 64 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
4 32 (0.54%) SLA
5 10 (0.17%) GCP
6 8 (0.13%) PA-DSS
7 6 (0.10%) COBIT
8 5 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.067%) FATCA
9 4 (0.067%) WCAG
10 3 (0.050%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.017%) MiFID
11 1 (0.017%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.017%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.017%) SDET
11 1 (0.017%) WAI
System Software
1 1585 (26.55%) Docker
2 361 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 209 (3.50%) vCloud
4 172 (2.88%) Active Directory
5 138 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
6 126 (2.11%) Squid
7 119 (1.99%) Postfix
8 88 (1.47%) vSphere
9 82 (1.37%) Xen
10 75 (1.26%) HDFS
11 73 (1.22%) etcd
12 63 (1.06%) KVM
13 58 (0.97%) flannel
14 53 (0.89%) Hyper-V
15 37 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
16 28 (0.47%) VMware ESX
17 26 (0.44%) NFS
18 25 (0.42%) GlusterFS
19 23 (0.39%) XenServer
20 21 (0.35%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2272 (38.06%) Puppet
2 1683 (28.19%) Ansible
3 1330 (22.28%) Opscode Chef
4 555 (9.30%) Kubernetes
5 526 (8.81%) Terraform
6 288 (4.82%) logstash
7 256 (4.29%) ZABBIX
8 244 (4.09%) Kibana
9 209 (3.50%) Rancher
10 161 (2.70%) Salt
11 141 (2.36%) Nagios
12 116 (1.94%) Mesos
13 112 (1.88%) Packer
14 104 (1.74%) HAProxy
15 93 (1.56%) Consul
16 60 (1.01%) Marathon
17 57 (0.95%) Graphite
18 52 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 52 (0.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
19 48 (0.80%) Grafana
Vendors
1 721 (12.08%) VMware
2 557 (9.33%) Oracle
3 493 (8.26%) Red Hat
4 382 (6.40%) Microsoft
5 312 (5.23%) Atlassian
6 238 (3.99%) Splunk
7 173 (2.90%) IBM
8 135 (2.26%) SaltStack
9 132 (2.21%) Google
10 131 (2.19%) Sonatype
11 130 (2.18%) MuleSoft
12 118 (1.98%) AppDynamics
12 118 (1.98%) Cisco
13 100 (1.68%) Rackspace
14 93 (1.56%) HP
15 91 (1.52%) New Relic
16 64 (1.07%) Hortonworks
17 55 (0.92%) SAP
18 54 (0.90%) EMC
19 51 (0.85%) ServiceNow
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South East
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £180 - £350 per day
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
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Ventula Consulting Ltd
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London
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