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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DevOps
Rank 100 174 388
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +214
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1056 648 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 1.22% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 1.63% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 469 136
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
41173 39816 35317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.21% 75.21% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26232 25172 21131
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1182 1174 1060
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -11.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.77 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £50.00 £49.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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
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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 +71 1009 £450 +5.88% 318
London +41 581 £475 +5.55% 189
City of London +35 132 £500 +12.86% 55
South East +32 101 £425 +7.93% 45
Yorkshire +35 75 £400 +23.07% 10
North West +12 67 £438 +9.37% 16
East of England +42 63 £375 -1.63% 27
South West +21 58 £488 +14.70% 15
West Yorkshire +22 54 £415 +27.69% 9
Leeds +22 49 £395 +21.53% 8
Cambridgeshire +30 46 £350 -9.67% 18
Hampshire +17 45 £385 +6.94% 7
Cambridge +25 42 £350 -9.67% 15
East Midlands +35 38 £500 +25.00% 9
Cheshire 0 36 £438 +12.90% 6
Wales +9 26 £375 +7.14% 3
Surrey +18 25 £475 +25.00% 3
Nottinghamshire - 25 £575 - 6
Chester +8 24 £438 +16.66% 1
Southampton +5 24 £385 -3.75%
Nottingham - 22 £575 - 6
Bristol +1 21 £475 +11.76% 7
Lancashire +22 17 £475 +22.58%
Gloucestershire -2 17 £500 +5.26%
South Yorkshire - 17 £400 -
South Wales +12 16 £358 -24.73% 1
Tyne and Wear +6 14 £338 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 14 £338 - 2
North East +5 14 £338 -10.00% 2
West Midlands +1 14 £400 +14.28% 3

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 1184 (56.84%) Linux
2 1074 (51.56%) Puppet
3 896 (43.01%) Agile Software Development
4 795 (38.17%) Continuous Integration
5 746 (35.81%) Opscode Chef
6 737 (35.38%) Java
7 715 (34.33%) Jenkins
8 647 (31.06%) Amazon AWS
9 629 (30.20%) Python
10 582 (27.94%) Ruby
11 563 (27.03%) Configuration Management
12 440 (21.12%) Git (software)
13 398 (19.11%) Windows
14 360 (17.28%) Scrum
15 354 (16.99%) MySQL
16 353 (16.95%) Bash Shell
17 345 (16.56%) Ansible
18 336 (16.13%) Web Services
19 326 (15.65%) MongoDB
20 325 (15.60%) UNIX
21 311 (14.93%) Open Source
22 308 (14.79%) VMware
23 303 (14.55%) Perl
24 280 (13.44%) Red Hat
25 269 (12.91%) Apache
26 265 (12.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 261 (12.53%) PHP
28 251 (12.05%) TDD
29 247 (11.86%) SQL
30 240 (11.52%) Continuous Delivery

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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
1 269 (12.91%) Apache
2 179 (8.59%) Tomcat
3 169 (8.11%) OpenStack
4 137 (6.58%) nginx
5 119 (5.71%) IIS
6 110 (5.28%) Node.js
7 94 (4.51%) JBoss
8 85 (4.08%) Confluence
9 65 (3.12%) Elasticsearch
10 61 (2.93%) WebLogic
11 46 (2.21%) WebSphere
12 34 (1.63%) Drupal
13 24 (1.15%) SharePoint
14 23 (1.10%) Jetty
15 19 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
15 19 (0.91%) Apache Solr
16 18 (0.86%) MediaWiki
16 18 (0.86%) CMS
17 13 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 12 (0.58%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 43 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.096%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.048%) HipChat
3 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.048%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (0.43%) assyst
2 8 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.096%) Magento
3 2 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.096%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 1 (0.048%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.048%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.048%) Summit
4 1 (0.048%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.048%) AWD
4 1 (0.048%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 647 (31.06%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (7.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (5.86%) Amazon EC2
4 96 (4.61%) PaaS
5 80 (3.84%) Cloud Computing
6 74 (3.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 61 (2.93%) Amazon S3
8 49 (2.35%) IaaS
9 39 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
10 38 (1.82%) SaaS
11 34 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
12 31 (1.49%) Route 53
13 22 (1.06%) GitHub
14 19 (0.91%) Google App Engine
14 19 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 15 (0.72%) Heroku
16 14 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 12 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 11 (0.53%) OpenShift
19 8 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 143 (6.87%) DNS
2 131 (6.29%) HTTP
3 123 (5.90%) TCP/IP
4 120 (5.76%) Firewall
5 87 (4.18%) SSL
6 80 (3.84%) Network Security
7 69 (3.31%) Internet
8 65 (3.12%) DHCP
9 53 (2.54%) IPsec
10 48 (2.30%) VPN
11 43 (2.06%) LDAP
12 41 (1.97%) FTP
13 31 (1.49%) LAN
14 30 (1.44%) WAN
15 22 (1.06%) SAN
16 21 (1.01%) Reverse Proxy
17 16 (0.77%) BGP
17 16 (0.77%) OSPF
18 15 (0.72%) VLAN
19 14 (0.67%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (16.99%) MySQL
2 326 (15.65%) MongoDB
3 217 (10.42%) NoSQL
4 153 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
5 151 (7.25%) SQL Server
6 117 (5.62%) Redis
7 109 (5.23%) Relational Database
8 75 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 71 (3.41%) Hadoop
10 67 (3.22%) Big Data
11 63 (3.02%) RDBMS
12 45 (2.16%) CouchDB
13 35 (1.68%) Oracle Database
14 32 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
15 25 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
16 24 (1.15%) Couchbase
17 20 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
18 15 (0.72%) Riak
18 15 (0.72%) MariaDB
19 14 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 715 (34.33%) Jenkins
2 440 (21.12%) Git (software)
3 182 (8.74%) Subversion
3 182 (8.74%) Maven
4 180 (8.64%) TeamCity
5 179 (8.59%) JIRA
6 113 (5.42%) Hudson
7 73 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 70 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 62 (2.98%) Cucumber
9 62 (2.98%) Ant
10 56 (2.69%) Selenium
11 54 (2.59%) Artifactory
12 40 (1.92%) Mercurial
13 36 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
13 36 (1.73%) Gradle
14 31 (1.49%) Gerrit
15 26 (1.25%) JMeter
16 24 (1.15%) MSBuild
16 24 (1.15%) JUnit
General
1 168 (8.07%) Finance
2 76 (3.65%) Banking
3 47 (2.26%) Games
4 42 (2.02%) Retail
5 34 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 24 (1.15%) Publishing
6 24 (1.15%) Marketing
7 14 (0.67%) Investment Banking
8 13 (0.62%) Legal
9 11 (0.53%) Advertising
10 10 (0.48%) Law
11 8 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.38%) Electronics
12 6 (0.29%) Billing
13 3 (0.14%) German Language
14 2 (0.096%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.096%) Turkish Language
14 2 (0.096%) Automotive
14 2 (0.096%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.096%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 933 (44.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 263 (12.63%) Developer
3 225 (10.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 171 (8.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 145 (6.96%) Architect
6 100 (4.80%) Administrator
7 93 (4.46%) Java Developer
8 92 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
9 86 (4.13%) Consultant
10 85 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
11 58 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
12 54 (2.59%) DevOps Consultant
13 52 (2.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 47 (2.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 46 (2.21%) Systems Engineer
16 40 (1.92%) Senior Developer
17 38 (1.82%) Analyst
18 34 (1.63%) Technical Architect
19 30 (1.44%) Software Engineer
20 28 (1.34%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (16.13%) Web Services
2 238 (11.43%) .NET
3 130 (6.24%) HTML
4 108 (5.18%) LAMP
5 98 (4.70%) J2EE
6 95 (4.56%) CSS
7 92 (4.42%) RabbitMQ
8 89 (4.27%) REST
9 82 (3.94%) RESTful
10 79 (3.79%) AngularJS
11 78 (3.74%) Spring
12 74 (3.55%) HTML5
13 55 (2.64%) XML
14 54 (2.59%) jQuery
15 52 (2.50%) JSON
16 48 (2.30%) Middleware
17 44 (2.11%) SOAP
18 43 (2.06%) Ruby on Rails
19 42 (2.02%) ASP.NET
20 41 (1.97%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 84 (4.03%) Data Centre
2 76 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (2.26%) Mobile App
4 41 (1.97%) Clustering
5 39 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
6 35 (1.68%) User Experience
6 35 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 32 (1.54%) Digital Media
8 30 (1.44%) Public Cloud
9 28 (1.34%) Wiki
10 26 (1.25%) Private Cloud
11 25 (1.20%) Computer Science
12 23 (1.10%) Replication
13 18 (0.86%) Visualisation
14 16 (0.77%) iPad
15 13 (0.62%) Streaming Video
15 13 (0.62%) Online Games
16 12 (0.58%) Device Driver
16 12 (0.58%) Management Information System
17 11 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1184 (56.84%) Linux
2 398 (19.11%) Windows
3 325 (15.60%) UNIX
4 265 (12.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 195 (9.36%) CentOS
6 152 (7.30%) Ubuntu
7 68 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (1.82%) Debian
9 29 (1.39%) Android
10 28 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (1.25%) Apple iOS
12 26 (1.25%) Solaris
13 24 (1.15%) AIX
14 10 (0.48%) Amazon Linux
15 6 (0.29%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.29%) SUSE
15 6 (0.29%) Fedora
15 6 (0.29%) CoreOS
16 5 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 896 (43.01%) Agile Software Development
2 795 (38.17%) Continuous Integration
3 563 (27.03%) Configuration Management
4 360 (17.28%) Scrum
5 311 (14.93%) Open Source
6 251 (12.05%) TDD
7 240 (11.52%) Continuous Delivery
8 136 (6.53%) E-Commerce
9 135 (6.48%) Automated Testing
10 132 (6.34%) BDD
11 128 (6.14%) Load Balancing
12 120 (5.76%) Kanban
13 99 (4.75%) SOA
14 86 (4.13%) OO
14 86 (4.13%) Software Engineering
15 81 (3.89%) SDLC
16 79 (3.79%) Release Management
17 78 (3.74%) MVC
18 75 (3.60%) Project Management
19 72 (3.46%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 737 (35.38%) Java
2 629 (30.20%) Python
3 582 (27.94%) Ruby
4 353 (16.95%) Bash Shell
5 303 (14.55%) Perl
6 261 (12.53%) PHP
7 247 (11.86%) SQL
8 180 (8.64%) JavaScript
9 177 (8.50%) PowerShell
10 136 (6.53%) C#
11 93 (4.46%) Shell Script
12 85 (4.08%) Scala
13 51 (2.45%) C
14 42 (2.02%) Go
15 41 (1.97%) C++
16 36 (1.73%) Groovy
17 28 (1.34%) Clojure
18 14 (0.67%) Korn
19 10 (0.48%) Jython
20 9 (0.43%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 154 (7.39%) Security Cleared
2 78 (3.74%) SC Cleared
3 63 (3.02%) Degree
4 30 (1.44%) DV Cleared
5 19 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (0.91%) CCNA
6 7 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.24%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.19%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.14%) CISSP
10 2 (0.096%) RHCE
10 2 (0.096%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.096%) PhD
10 2 (0.096%) MCSE
10 2 (0.096%) CISM
10 2 (0.096%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.096%) MCITP
11 1 (0.048%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.048%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.048%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (6.24%) QA
2 32 (1.54%) SLA
3 9 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.096%) COBIT
5 2 (0.096%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 205 (9.84%) Docker
2 180 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (2.88%) Active Directory
4 55 (2.64%) vCloud
5 43 (2.06%) Varnish
6 40 (1.92%) vSphere
7 35 (1.68%) Hyper-V
8 26 (1.25%) XenServer
9 24 (1.15%) KVM
10 23 (1.10%) iptables
11 22 (1.06%) Postfix
11 22 (1.06%) Samba
12 15 (0.72%) VirtualBox
12 15 (0.72%) Xen
13 13 (0.62%) QEMU
14 12 (0.58%) Shibboleth
15 11 (0.53%) VMware ESX
16 10 (0.48%) Firmware
17 9 (0.43%) NFS
17 9 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1074 (51.56%) Puppet
2 746 (35.81%) Opscode Chef
3 345 (16.56%) Ansible
4 164 (7.87%) Nagios
5 158 (7.59%) Vagrant
6 146 (7.01%) Salt
7 90 (4.32%) ZABBIX
8 57 (2.74%) Graphite
9 46 (2.21%) HAProxy
10 44 (2.11%) Kibana
11 38 (1.82%) Cobbler
12 32 (1.54%) logstash
13 26 (1.25%) Zenoss
13 26 (1.25%) Tivoli
13 26 (1.25%) Rundeck
14 21 (1.01%) Cacti
15 19 (0.91%) Icinga
15 19 (0.91%) Opsview
16 18 (0.86%) SCOM
17 14 (0.67%) collectd
Vendors
1 308 (14.79%) VMware
2 280 (13.44%) Red Hat
3 214 (10.27%) Oracle
4 155 (7.44%) Microsoft
5 59 (2.83%) Splunk
6 52 (2.50%) New Relic
7 50 (2.40%) Rackspace
8 49 (2.35%) Google
9 40 (1.92%) Citrix
10 39 (1.87%) Atlassian
11 38 (1.82%) IBM
12 37 (1.78%) SaltStack
13 30 (1.44%) Perforce
14 28 (1.34%) Akamai
15 26 (1.25%) Cisco
16 18 (0.86%) AppDynamics
17 17 (0.82%) hybris
18 16 (0.77%) HP
19 15 (0.72%) Sun
19 15 (0.72%) Remedy
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £275 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Capita Resourcing IT
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
X4 Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £340 - £385 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago