The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps
Rank 162 327 525
Rank change year-on-year
+165 +198
Contract jobs citing DevOps 694 261 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 0.51% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 0.70% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 210 49
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£425 £450 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +26.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £370 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40489 37285 40846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25068 22600 23485
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1070 1445
Average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £48.84 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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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 +162 658 £425 -5.55% 223
London +108 435 £450 - 139
City of London +55 84 £475 -5.00% 37
South East +32 70 £385 -12.50% 28
South West +17 52 £413 -13.15% 5
East of England +16 48 £400 -5.88% 9
Hampshire +22 39 £336 -25.27% 3
Bristol +11 32 £413 -13.15% 2
Cambridgeshire - 21 £388 - 6
North West +13 20 £425 - 5
Suffolk - 20 £403 - 2
Cambridge - 17 £388 - 4
Berkshire +17 15 £481 +15.82% 11
Yorkshire -7 14 £325 -19.80% 23
West Yorkshire -7 12 £325 -19.80% 17
Cheshire - 12 £400 - 1
Ipswich - 12 £375 - 1
Leeds -4 11 £325 -20.73% 17
Chester - 11 £400 -
West Midlands - 10 £350 - 9
Reading - 9 £488 - 5
Wales - 8 £475 - 2
Oxfordshire +4 6 £500 - 3
Luton -11 6 £425 - 1
Bedfordshire -15 6 £425 - 1
Surrey - 6 £425 - 9
Swansea - 5 £463 - 1
Basingstoke - 5 £600 -
West Wales - 5 £463 - 1
East Midlands +3 4 £563 +26.40% 4

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 754 (57.47%) Linux
2 692 (52.74%) Puppet
3 510 (38.87%) Opscode Chef
4 427 (32.55%) Java
5 379 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
6 378 (28.81%) Continuous Integration
7 370 (28.20%) Ruby
8 353 (26.91%) Python
9 332 (25.30%) Jenkins
10 305 (23.25%) Web Services
11 295 (22.48%) Configuration Management
12 286 (21.80%) Apache
13 278 (21.19%) Amazon AWS
14 266 (20.27%) Git (software)
15 255 (19.44%) Windows
16 237 (18.06%) MySQL
17 231 (17.61%) UNIX
18 223 (17.00%) Open Source
19 221 (16.84%) Scrum
20 214 (16.31%) Perl
21 210 (16.01%) Red Hat
22 209 (15.93%) PHP
22 209 (15.93%) VMware
23 203 (15.47%) Bash Shell
24 172 (13.11%) MongoDB
25 166 (12.65%) Nagios
26 163 (12.42%) LAMP
27 157 (11.97%) TDD
28 154 (11.74%) .NET
28 154 (11.74%) CentOS

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 286 (21.80%) Apache
2 145 (11.05%) Tomcat
3 101 (7.70%) IIS
3 101 (7.70%) nginx
4 88 (6.71%) Node.js
5 71 (5.41%) OpenStack
6 68 (5.18%) Confluence
7 53 (4.04%) WebLogic
8 44 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
9 39 (2.97%) CMS
10 37 (2.82%) WebSphere
11 35 (2.67%) Apache Solr
12 31 (2.36%) Umbraco
13 16 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
14 14 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 13 (0.99%) MediaWiki
15 13 (0.99%) CloudStack
16 11 (0.84%) Jetty
16 11 (0.84%) Drupal
16 11 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.23%) MS Office
3 2 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.76%) RMDS
2 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.23%) Summit
3 2 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.076%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.076%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.076%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.076%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 278 (21.19%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (10.37%) Amazon EC2
3 74 (5.64%) Amazon S3
4 70 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 53 (4.04%) PaaS
6 48 (3.66%) SaaS
7 38 (2.90%) Amazon ELB
7 38 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
8 32 (2.44%) Route 53
9 25 (1.91%) IaaS
10 12 (0.91%) Office 365
11 11 (0.84%) GitHub
12 9 (0.69%) Joyent
13 7 (0.53%) Google App Engine
13 7 (0.53%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.53%) ElastiCache
14 4 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
15 2 (0.15%) CloudFront
16 1 (0.076%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 146 (11.13%) DNS
2 104 (7.93%) Firewall
3 75 (5.72%) HTTP
4 64 (4.88%) TCP/IP
5 53 (4.04%) VPN
5 53 (4.04%) Internet
6 51 (3.89%) SSL
7 40 (3.05%) LDAP
8 29 (2.21%) DHCP
9 25 (1.91%) SAN
9 25 (1.91%) Network Security
10 24 (1.83%) SNMP
11 21 (1.60%) WAN
11 21 (1.60%) LAN
12 16 (1.22%) IPv6
12 16 (1.22%) IPsec
12 16 (1.22%) SSH
13 13 (0.99%) VLAN
13 13 (0.99%) OSPF
13 13 (0.99%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (18.06%) MySQL
2 172 (13.11%) MongoDB
3 149 (11.36%) NoSQL
4 122 (9.30%) SQL Server
5 102 (7.77%) PostgreSQL
6 83 (6.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 77 (5.87%) Big Data
8 66 (5.03%) Hadoop
9 53 (4.04%) Redis
10 42 (3.20%) Relational Database
11 33 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
12 28 (2.13%) CouchDB
13 26 (1.98%) Riak
14 22 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (1.60%) RavenDB
16 19 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
17 17 (1.30%) Oracle Database
18 15 (1.14%) Couchbase
19 10 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
19 10 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 332 (25.30%) Jenkins
2 266 (20.27%) Git (software)
3 150 (11.43%) Maven
4 111 (8.46%) JIRA
5 109 (8.31%) Hudson
6 86 (6.55%) Subversion
7 84 (6.40%) TeamCity
8 57 (4.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 43 (3.28%) Ant
10 40 (3.05%) Visual Studio
10 40 (3.05%) Mercurial
11 31 (2.36%) Cucumber
12 29 (2.21%) Selenium
13 21 (1.60%) Artifactory
14 16 (1.22%) MSBuild
14 16 (1.22%) RSpec
15 15 (1.14%) SpecFlow
15 15 (1.14%) Gradle
16 14 (1.07%) JUnit
17 12 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 136 (10.37%) Finance
2 43 (3.28%) Banking
3 36 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 31 (2.36%) Retail
5 30 (2.29%) Games
6 21 (1.60%) Marketing
7 20 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.30%) Front Office
9 16 (1.22%) Publishing
10 15 (1.14%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.46%) Electronics
13 5 (0.38%) Advertising
13 5 (0.38%) Law
14 4 (0.30%) Billing
15 3 (0.23%) Music Industry
15 3 (0.23%) Back Office
16 2 (0.15%) Legal
16 2 (0.15%) Military
17 1 (0.076%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 583 (44.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 221 (16.84%) Developer
3 87 (6.63%) Linux Engineer
4 70 (5.34%) Administrator
5 66 (5.03%) Architect
6 57 (4.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 51 (3.89%) Systems Administrator
8 50 (3.81%) Java Developer
9 49 (3.73%) Consultant
10 47 (3.58%) .NET Developer
11 42 (3.20%) Linux Administrator
12 41 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
13 40 (3.05%) Software Engineer
14 35 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 34 (2.59%) DevOps Consultant
16 32 (2.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 29 (2.21%) DevOps Architect
18 28 (2.13%) Python Developer
19 19 (1.45%) DevOps Administrator
20 18 (1.37%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (23.25%) Web Services
2 163 (12.42%) LAMP
3 154 (11.74%) .NET
4 80 (6.10%) JSON
5 77 (5.87%) HTML
6 76 (5.79%) XML
7 72 (5.49%) ASP.NET
8 71 (5.41%) Middleware
9 69 (5.26%) RESTful
10 55 (4.19%) CSS
11 53 (4.04%) J2EE
12 47 (3.58%) Spring
13 41 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
14 40 (3.05%) SOAP
15 37 (2.82%) REST
16 30 (2.29%) .NET Framework
17 26 (1.98%) jQuery
18 25 (1.91%) Ruby on Rails
19 24 (1.83%) MCollective
20 22 (1.68%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 223 (17.00%) Open Source
2 39 (2.97%) Computer Science
2 39 (2.97%) Mobile App
3 27 (2.06%) Online Games
4 25 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (1.91%) Clustering
5 21 (1.60%) Replication
6 20 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 19 (1.45%) Digital Media
8 18 (1.37%) Wiki
9 15 (1.14%) Hedge funds
10 11 (0.84%) PKI
11 10 (0.76%) Visualisation
11 10 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (0.46%) NHS
12 6 (0.46%) Firmware
13 5 (0.38%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.38%) Taxonomies
13 5 (0.38%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 754 (57.47%) Linux
2 255 (19.44%) Windows
3 231 (17.61%) UNIX
4 154 (11.74%) CentOS
5 107 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 106 (8.08%) Ubuntu
7 62 (4.73%) Debian
8 35 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (1.98%) Oracle Linux
10 21 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (1.37%) AIX
13 17 (1.30%) Android
14 16 (1.22%) SELinux
15 14 (1.07%) Solaris
16 8 (0.61%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.38%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.30%) SUSE
19 3 (0.23%) VMS
19 3 (0.23%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 378 (28.81%) Continuous Integration
3 295 (22.48%) Configuration Management
4 221 (16.84%) Scrum
5 157 (11.97%) TDD
6 151 (11.51%) E-Commerce
7 110 (8.38%) BDD
8 96 (7.32%) OO
8 96 (7.32%) Software Engineering
9 79 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
10 70 (5.34%) SOA
11 61 (4.65%) Build Automation
11 61 (4.65%) Release Management
12 54 (4.12%) Load Balancing
13 53 (4.04%) ITIL
13 53 (4.04%) Automated Testing
14 52 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
15 51 (3.89%) Kanban
16 50 (3.81%) OOP
17 42 (3.20%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 427 (32.55%) Java
2 370 (28.20%) Ruby
3 353 (26.91%) Python
4 214 (16.31%) Perl
5 209 (15.93%) PHP
6 203 (15.47%) Bash Shell
7 147 (11.20%) SQL
8 130 (9.91%) JavaScript
9 116 (8.84%) C#
10 104 (7.93%) PowerShell
11 72 (5.49%) Shell Script
12 54 (4.12%) Scala
13 37 (2.82%) C++
14 26 (1.98%) VB
15 22 (1.68%) Groovy
16 19 (1.45%) C
17 14 (1.07%) VBScript
17 14 (1.07%) Clojure
18 12 (0.91%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (3.66%) Degree
2 46 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 27 (2.06%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.14%) ISEB
5 11 (0.84%) RHCE
6 5 (0.38%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.23%) CCENT
7 3 (0.23%) LPIC
7 3 (0.23%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.23%) CCNA
8 2 (0.15%) PhD
8 2 (0.15%) VCDX
8 2 (0.15%) VCAP
8 2 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.076%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.076%) ACCA
9 1 (0.076%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.79%) QA
2 15 (1.14%) SLA
3 3 (0.23%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.23%) SNOMED CT
3 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.076%) COBIT
System Software
1 135 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (4.88%) vCloud
3 40 (3.05%) Active Directory
4 25 (1.91%) XenServer
4 25 (1.91%) vSphere
5 23 (1.75%) Varnish
6 21 (1.60%) Samba
6 21 (1.60%) VMware ESX
7 20 (1.52%) Postfix
7 20 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
8 17 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (1.22%) Hyper-V
9 16 (1.22%) KVM
10 13 (0.99%) NFS
11 10 (0.76%) Xen
11 10 (0.76%) Docker
12 6 (0.46%) qmail
13 4 (0.30%) Squid
14 3 (0.23%) Shibboleth
15 2 (0.15%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 692 (52.74%) Puppet
2 510 (38.87%) Opscode Chef
3 166 (12.65%) Nagios
4 93 (7.09%) Ansible
4 93 (7.09%) Salt
5 92 (7.01%) Vagrant
6 61 (4.65%) ZABBIX
7 41 (3.13%) Cacti
8 24 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 20 (1.52%) Opsview
10 19 (1.45%) Zenoss
10 19 (1.45%) StatsD
11 18 (1.37%) collectd
12 17 (1.30%) HAProxy
13 16 (1.22%) YUM
14 13 (0.99%) Ganglia
15 10 (0.76%) Munin
15 10 (0.76%) Foglight
15 10 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
15 10 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 210 (16.01%) Red Hat
2 209 (15.93%) VMware
3 102 (7.77%) Oracle
4 86 (6.55%) Microsoft
5 75 (5.72%) Rackspace
6 66 (5.03%) IBM
7 52 (3.96%) Cisco
8 48 (3.66%) JBoss
9 33 (2.52%) Atlassian
10 30 (2.29%) Percona
11 29 (2.21%) Splunk
12 27 (2.06%) New Relic
13 26 (1.98%) NetApp
14 25 (1.91%) RightScale
15 23 (1.75%) HP
16 22 (1.68%) Akamai
16 22 (1.68%) F5
17 21 (1.60%) EMC
18 19 (1.45%) Citrix
19 18 (1.37%) SaltStack
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