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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps
Rank 128 261 492
Rank change year-on-year
+133 +231
Contract jobs citing DevOps 985 389 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 0.74% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 1.00% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 332 74
Average daily rate
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£460 £450 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.70% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
42929 39035 40382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.11% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27471 24251 23495
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1145 1515
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% -9.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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 +129 935 £463 +2.77% 204
London +117 648 £475 +5.55% 130
City of London +91 122 £475 +5.55% 33
South East +59 103 £463 +21.71% 19
Yorkshire +2 54 £375 -9.63% 23
West Yorkshire -7 52 £400 -3.61% 16
Leeds -1 49 £400 -3.61% 15
Hampshire +18 43 £425 -2.85% 3
South West +3 38 £450 +20.00% 1
Berkshire +42 37 £488 +26.62% 6
North West +13 37 £425 +21.42% 16
Wales +11 36 £375 -18.47% 1
Southampton +16 30 £408 -4.11%
Bristol - 24 £450 -
East of England -7 22 £350 +84.21% 11
East Midlands - 22 £550 - 1
Reading +33 21 £490 +50.76% 4
Cheshire +11 18 £400 - 9
Chester +10 13 £400 - 3
Swansea -11 11 £463 +0.54%
West Wales -11 11 £463 +0.54%
South Wales - 11 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - 11 £550 -
Maidenhead - 11 £400 - 1
Cardiff - 11 £350 -
Nottingham - 10 £550 -
Cambridgeshire +2 9 £336 +76.97% 8
Lancashire - 9 £533 -
Cambridge 0 8 £335 +76.31% 8
Oxfordshire -9 8 £475 - 1

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

1 960 (58.25%) Linux
2 906 (54.98%) Puppet
3 783 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
4 662 (40.17%) Opscode Chef
5 604 (36.65%) Java
6 556 (33.74%) Jenkins
7 544 (33.01%) Continuous Integration
8 453 (27.49%) Ruby
9 445 (27.00%) Configuration Management
10 419 (25.42%) Python
11 390 (23.67%) Scrum
12 360 (21.84%) Git (software)
13 359 (21.78%) Web Services
14 335 (20.33%) Amazon AWS
15 316 (19.17%) UNIX
16 313 (18.99%) Apache
17 282 (17.11%) Open Source
18 271 (16.44%) VMware
19 262 (15.90%) Windows
20 258 (15.66%) Perl
21 257 (15.59%) PHP
22 250 (15.17%) Bash Shell
23 249 (15.11%) MySQL
24 242 (14.68%) TDD
25 239 (14.50%) MongoDB
26 237 (14.38%) Red Hat
27 227 (13.77%) CentOS
28 210 (12.74%) Maven
29 200 (12.14%) Nagios
30 183 (11.10%) NoSQL

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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
1 313 (18.99%) Apache
2 130 (7.89%) Tomcat
3 122 (7.40%) nginx
4 105 (6.37%) Confluence
5 96 (5.83%) Node.js
6 94 (5.70%) OpenStack
7 91 (5.52%) JBoss
8 89 (5.40%) IIS
9 59 (3.58%) WebLogic
10 54 (3.28%) WebSphere
11 53 (3.22%) Elasticsearch
12 42 (2.55%) Apache Solr
13 31 (1.88%) CMS
14 27 (1.64%) Drupal
15 20 (1.21%) Jetty
16 18 (1.09%) Umbraco
16 18 (1.09%) FileNet
17 17 (1.03%) SharePoint
18 12 (0.73%) WordPress
19 11 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 31 (1.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.12%) MS Office
3 1 (0.061%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.91%) RMDS
2 7 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.30%) Summit
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.061%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.061%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.061%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 335 (20.33%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (10.44%) Amazon EC2
3 88 (5.34%) Amazon S3
4 85 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 70 (4.25%) PaaS
6 40 (2.43%) SaaS
7 39 (2.37%) IaaS
8 37 (2.25%) Amazon ELB
9 36 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
10 26 (1.58%) Route 53
11 14 (0.85%) Google App Engine
12 13 (0.79%) GitHub
13 11 (0.67%) Joyent
14 8 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 8 (0.49%) ElastiCache
15 5 (0.30%) Office 365
16 4 (0.24%) OpenShift
17 3 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
17 3 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
18 2 (0.12%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 144 (8.74%) DNS
2 109 (6.61%) Firewall
3 104 (6.31%) TCP/IP
4 98 (5.95%) HTTP
5 65 (3.94%) SSL
6 61 (3.70%) Internet
7 50 (3.03%) VPN
8 44 (2.67%) LDAP
9 30 (1.82%) DHCP
10 28 (1.70%) SAN
11 25 (1.52%) WAN
11 25 (1.52%) LAN
12 18 (1.09%) FTP
12 18 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
13 17 (1.03%) SNMP
13 17 (1.03%) IPsec
14 16 (0.97%) Network Security
15 12 (0.73%) VLAN
16 11 (0.67%) Multicast
17 10 (0.61%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (15.11%) MySQL
2 239 (14.50%) MongoDB
3 183 (11.10%) NoSQL
4 127 (7.71%) SQL Server
5 112 (6.80%) PostgreSQL
6 100 (6.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 58 (3.52%) Big Data
8 53 (3.22%) Redis
9 51 (3.09%) Relational Database
10 50 (3.03%) Hadoop
11 31 (1.88%) CouchDB
12 30 (1.82%) RDBMS
13 27 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
14 26 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
15 24 (1.46%) Couchbase
16 23 (1.40%) Riak
17 20 (1.21%) Oracle Exadata
18 13 (0.79%) DB2
18 13 (0.79%) Oracle Database
19 12 (0.73%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 556 (33.74%) Jenkins
2 360 (21.84%) Git (software)
3 210 (12.74%) Maven
4 159 (9.65%) JIRA
5 143 (8.68%) Hudson
6 130 (7.89%) Subversion
7 92 (5.58%) TeamCity
8 50 (3.03%) Cucumber
9 48 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 47 (2.85%) Ant
11 46 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 38 (2.31%) Selenium
13 34 (2.06%) Artifactory
14 31 (1.88%) Gradle
14 31 (1.88%) RSpec
15 23 (1.40%) Mercurial
16 21 (1.27%) Visual Studio
17 15 (0.91%) JMeter
18 14 (0.85%) PHPUnit
18 14 (0.85%) Gerrit
General
1 151 (9.16%) Finance
2 77 (4.67%) Banking
3 35 (2.12%) Telecoms
4 32 (1.94%) Retail
5 29 (1.76%) Marketing
6 26 (1.58%) Publishing
6 26 (1.58%) Games
6 26 (1.58%) Financial Institution
7 24 (1.46%) Front Office
8 18 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.61%) Advertising
11 9 (0.55%) Electronics
12 7 (0.42%) Law
13 6 (0.36%) Back Office
14 3 (0.18%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.12%) Legal
16 1 (0.061%) Military
16 1 (0.061%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 705 (42.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 317 (19.24%) Developer
3 178 (10.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 103 (6.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 88 (5.34%) Architect
5 88 (5.34%) Java Developer
6 83 (5.04%) Linux Engineer
7 78 (4.73%) Consultant
8 56 (3.40%) Administrator
9 55 (3.34%) DevOps Consultant
10 49 (2.97%) Systems Administrator
11 45 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
12 44 (2.67%) Software Engineer
13 40 (2.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 38 (2.31%) Cloud Engineer
15 35 (2.12%) Linux Administrator
16 34 (2.06%) .NET Developer
17 32 (1.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 31 (1.88%) Python Developer
19 30 (1.82%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (21.78%) Web Services
2 153 (9.28%) .NET
3 151 (9.16%) LAMP
4 114 (6.92%) XML
5 107 (6.49%) HTML
6 95 (5.76%) JSON
7 84 (5.10%) Spring
8 83 (5.04%) J2EE
9 80 (4.85%) Middleware
10 71 (4.31%) SOAP
11 60 (3.64%) ASP.NET
11 60 (3.64%) CSS
12 59 (3.58%) AngularJS
13 57 (3.46%) RESTful
14 50 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
15 48 (2.91%) REST
15 48 (2.91%) Hibernate
16 42 (2.55%) MCollective
17 39 (2.37%) ActiveMQ
18 34 (2.06%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 282 (17.11%) Open Source
2 62 (3.76%) Computer Science
3 52 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (2.12%) Clustering
5 33 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 28 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 22 (1.33%) Replication
8 20 (1.21%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.09%) Online Games
9 18 (1.09%) Wiki
9 18 (1.09%) Hedge funds
10 16 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (0.97%) User Experience
11 14 (0.85%) Visualisation
12 13 (0.79%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.73%) Algorithms
13 12 (0.73%) Digital Media
14 11 (0.67%) Taxonomies
15 7 (0.42%) DTV
16 5 (0.30%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 960 (58.25%) Linux
2 316 (19.17%) UNIX
3 262 (15.90%) Windows
4 227 (13.77%) CentOS
5 174 (10.56%) Ubuntu
6 110 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 65 (3.94%) Debian
8 39 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (1.94%) AIX
10 30 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
11 25 (1.52%) SELinux
12 20 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (1.09%) Solaris
13 18 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.67%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.55%) Android
16 6 (0.36%) VMS
17 5 (0.30%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.18%) Fedora
18 3 (0.18%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 783 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
2 544 (33.01%) Continuous Integration
3 445 (27.00%) Configuration Management
4 390 (23.67%) Scrum
5 242 (14.68%) TDD
6 155 (9.41%) E-Commerce
7 122 (7.40%) BDD
8 110 (6.67%) Kanban
9 105 (6.37%) OO
10 101 (6.13%) Software Engineering
11 100 (6.07%) SOA
12 85 (5.16%) Load Balancing
13 81 (4.92%) Release Management
14 75 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
15 71 (4.31%) Build Automation
16 69 (4.19%) ITIL
17 64 (3.88%) Pair Programming
18 60 (3.64%) Automated Testing
19 59 (3.58%) MVC
19 59 (3.58%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 604 (36.65%) Java
2 453 (27.49%) Ruby
3 419 (25.42%) Python
4 258 (15.66%) Perl
5 257 (15.59%) PHP
6 250 (15.17%) Bash Shell
7 169 (10.25%) JavaScript
8 168 (10.19%) SQL
9 132 (8.01%) PowerShell
10 93 (5.64%) C#
11 82 (4.98%) Shell Script
12 61 (3.70%) Scala
13 39 (2.37%) C++
14 37 (2.25%) Clojure
15 28 (1.70%) Groovy
16 26 (1.58%) C
17 22 (1.33%) VB
18 15 (0.91%) VBScript
19 11 (0.67%) Golang
20 10 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 128 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 92 (5.58%) SC Cleared
3 61 (3.70%) Degree
4 22 (1.33%) CCNA
4 22 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (0.49%) CISM
6 8 (0.49%) CCSA
6 8 (0.49%) JNCIA
6 8 (0.49%) CISSP
7 7 (0.42%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.30%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.18%) CCENT
10 3 (0.18%) LPIC
10 3 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.18%) VCDX
10 3 (0.18%) VCAP
11 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.12%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.49%) QA
2 18 (1.09%) SLA
3 5 (0.30%) ISO 14001
3 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.061%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.061%) EMIR
System Software
1 164 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (5.16%) vCloud
3 40 (2.43%) Active Directory
4 34 (2.06%) vSphere
4 34 (2.06%) Docker
5 31 (1.88%) XenServer
6 30 (1.82%) VMware ESX
7 27 (1.64%) Samba
8 26 (1.58%) Varnish
9 24 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
10 18 (1.09%) NFS
11 17 (1.03%) Xen
12 14 (0.85%) Postfix
12 14 (0.85%) KVM
13 13 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.36%) Hyper-V
14 6 (0.36%) qmail
15 5 (0.30%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.24%) Squid
17 3 (0.18%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 906 (54.98%) Puppet
2 662 (40.17%) Opscode Chef
3 200 (12.14%) Nagios
4 142 (8.62%) Vagrant
5 135 (8.19%) Ansible
6 107 (6.49%) Salt
7 75 (4.55%) ZABBIX
8 43 (2.61%) Cacti
9 33 (2.00%) Zenoss
10 24 (1.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 22 (1.33%) Kibana
12 20 (1.21%) Graylog2
13 19 (1.15%) YUM
14 17 (1.03%) Opsview
15 16 (0.97%) HAProxy
16 13 (0.79%) collectd
17 12 (0.73%) Tivoli
17 12 (0.73%) Icinga
18 11 (0.67%) SCCM
19 10 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 271 (16.44%) VMware
2 237 (14.38%) Red Hat
3 115 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 111 (6.74%) Oracle
5 103 (6.25%) IBM
6 78 (4.73%) Rackspace
7 53 (3.22%) Splunk
8 52 (3.16%) Atlassian
9 51 (3.09%) Cisco
10 42 (2.55%) SaltStack
11 41 (2.49%) New Relic
12 32 (1.94%) EMC
13 29 (1.76%) Percona
14 27 (1.64%) NetApp
15 26 (1.58%) F5
16 25 (1.52%) Citrix
16 25 (1.52%) Google
17 24 (1.46%) Perforce
17 24 (1.46%) 29West
18 18 (1.09%) RightScale
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