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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
DevOps
Rank 39 97 183
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +86
Contract jobs citing DevOps 2529 1199 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.71% 2.14% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.73% 2.68% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1808 869 480
Median daily rate £500 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £338 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £600 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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
44155 44688 42248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 79.64% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 28799 26498
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1198 1222
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.69 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% +4.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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
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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 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 +58 2406 £500 +11.11% 491
London +52 1438 £513 +7.89% 289
South East +104 277 £475 +8.57% 56
City of London +41 202 £525 +5.00% 62
Yorkshire +47 182 £498 +24.37% 28
West Yorkshire +44 135 £470 +13.25% 22
Leeds +44 133 £473 +13.85% 21
North West +42 131 £450 +1.40% 36
West Midlands +61 108 £415 +7.09% 15
Surrey +31 77 £475 - 12
East Midlands +35 76 £525 +7.69% 23
Scotland +56 74 £450 +12.50% 12
South West +17 74 £425 - 22
Berkshire +50 69 £500 +11.11% 13
East of England -15 68 £500 +25.00% 17
Cheshire +8 59 £450 +2.85% 4
Manchester +35 52 £498 -0.50% 32
Hampshire +26 52 £425 +10.38% 15
Shropshire +8 51 £415 +1.21% 5
North East -21 47 £500 +56.86% 4
Edinburgh +35 45 £450 +12.50% 10
Telford +2 44 £415 +1.21% 5
Tyne and Wear -27 44 £500 +66.66% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 43 £500 +66.66% 4
Nottingham +14 42 £555 -3.47% 13
Nottinghamshire +9 42 £555 -3.47% 13
Wales +19 37 £458 +22.00% 4
South Yorkshire +11 31 £500 +25.00% 2
Sheffield +9 31 £500 +25.00% 2
South Wales +21 30 £450 +21.62% 4

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 2377 (52.45%) Linux
2 2164 (47.75%) Agile Software Development
3 2023 (44.64%) Puppet
4 1550 (34.20%) Java
5 1443 (31.84%) Amazon AWS
6 1441 (31.80%) Jenkins
7 1365 (30.12%) Continuous Integration
8 1263 (27.87%) Ansible
9 1223 (26.99%) Opscode Chef
10 1215 (26.81%) Python
11 1184 (26.13%) Git (software)
12 1035 (22.84%) Ruby
13 1029 (22.71%) Configuration Management
14 1017 (22.44%) Docker
15 694 (15.31%) Unix
16 690 (15.23%) Open Source
17 684 (15.09%) Windows
18 634 (13.99%) Bash Shell
19 633 (13.97%) Finance
20 619 (13.66%) Scrum
21 596 (13.15%) Continuous Delivery
22 595 (13.13%) Microsoft Azure
23 576 (12.71%) Perl
24 573 (12.64%) TDD
25 545 (12.03%) SQL
26 522 (11.52%) Security Cleared
27 514 (11.34%) Red Hat
28 496 (10.94%) Web Services
29 494 (10.90%) JavaScript
30 479 (10.57%) MongoDB

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
1 438 (9.66%) Apache
2 380 (8.38%) OpenStack
3 379 (8.36%) Tomcat
4 251 (5.54%) Confluence
4 251 (5.54%) nginx
5 172 (3.80%) JBoss
6 171 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
7 151 (3.33%) IIS
8 141 (3.11%) WebSphere
9 139 (3.07%) WebLogic
10 110 (2.43%) Cloud Foundry
11 66 (1.46%) Jetty
12 53 (1.17%) CMS
13 43 (0.95%) Mule
14 39 (0.86%) Apache Spark
15 35 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
16 34 (0.75%) SharePoint
17 20 (0.44%) WordPress
18 18 (0.40%) Drupal
19 17 (0.38%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 109 (2.41%) MS Excel
2 27 (0.60%) HipChat
3 20 (0.44%) MS Office
4 10 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.088%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.088%) MS Project
6 4 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.044%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 18 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 8 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.088%) BASE24
8 3 (0.066%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.044%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.044%) Endur
10 1 (0.022%) Loan IQ
10 1 (0.022%) OpenText Process Suite
10 1 (0.022%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.022%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.022%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.022%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.022%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 1 (0.022%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.022%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1443 (31.84%) Amazon AWS
2 595 (13.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 293 (6.47%) GitHub
4 287 (6.33%) PaaS
5 244 (5.38%) IaaS
6 215 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
7 166 (3.66%) AWS CloudFormation
8 151 (3.33%) SaaS
9 141 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
10 125 (2.76%) Amazon S3
11 86 (1.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 85 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
13 64 (1.41%) Heroku
14 49 (1.08%) Route 53
15 48 (1.06%) Office 365
16 47 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
17 44 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
18 43 (0.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 42 (0.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 42 (0.93%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 259 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 247 (5.45%) DNS
3 221 (4.88%) HTTP
4 154 (3.40%) Firewall
5 140 (3.09%) SSL
6 108 (2.38%) LDAP
7 98 (2.16%) VPN
8 95 (2.10%) Internet
9 85 (1.88%) LAN
10 80 (1.77%) WAN
11 77 (1.70%) Network Security
12 65 (1.43%) DHCP
13 58 (1.28%) SAN
14 57 (1.26%) IPsec
15 52 (1.15%) FTP
16 42 (0.93%) SSH
17 38 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
18 26 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
18 26 (0.57%) Wireless
19 25 (0.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 479 (10.57%) MongoDB
2 398 (8.78%) MySQL
3 382 (8.43%) NoSQL
4 295 (6.51%) PostgreSQL
5 294 (6.49%) SQL Server
6 197 (4.35%) Big Data
7 178 (3.93%) Hadoop
8 156 (3.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 128 (2.82%) Redis
10 119 (2.63%) Relational Database
11 87 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
12 72 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 53 (1.17%) Oracle Database
14 48 (1.06%) RDBMS
15 47 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
16 43 (0.95%) Neo4j
17 33 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
18 23 (0.51%) DB2
19 22 (0.49%) MariaDB
20 20 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1441 (31.80%) Jenkins
2 1184 (26.13%) Git (software)
3 410 (9.05%) JIRA
4 348 (7.68%) Maven
5 279 (6.16%) TeamCity
6 214 (4.72%) Vagrant
7 204 (4.50%) Subversion
8 200 (4.41%) Sonatype Nexus
9 172 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 166 (3.66%) Hudson
11 163 (3.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 154 (3.40%) Artifactory
13 153 (3.38%) Selenium
14 142 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
15 134 (2.96%) Ant
16 118 (2.60%) GitLab
17 100 (2.21%) Gradle
18 89 (1.96%) JUnit
19 84 (1.85%) Travis CI
20 76 (1.68%) SonarQube
General
1 633 (13.97%) Finance
2 294 (6.49%) Banking
3 161 (3.55%) Retail
4 69 (1.52%) Marketing
5 61 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 58 (1.28%) Games
7 48 (1.06%) Investment Banking
8 46 (1.02%) Publishing
9 41 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 36 (0.79%) Law
11 33 (0.73%) Legal
12 29 (0.64%) Front Office
13 21 (0.46%) Electronics
13 21 (0.46%) Manufacturing
14 19 (0.42%) Advertising
15 14 (0.31%) Back Office
16 5 (0.11%) International Banking
16 5 (0.11%) Online Betting
17 3 (0.066%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.066%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2043 (45.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 753 (16.62%) Developer
3 506 (11.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 411 (9.07%) Linux Engineer
5 397 (8.76%) AWS DevOps
6 364 (8.03%) Architect
7 362 (7.99%) AWS Engineer
8 344 (7.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 340 (7.50%) Senior DevOps
10 276 (6.09%) Java Developer
11 268 (5.91%) Consultant
12 244 (5.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 206 (4.55%) DevOps Consultant
14 197 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
15 163 (3.60%) Lead DevOps
16 133 (2.93%) Java Engineer
17 132 (2.91%) Administrator
18 128 (2.82%) Agile Developer
19 118 (2.60%) Operations Engineer
20 113 (2.49%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 496 (10.94%) Web Services
2 433 (9.55%) .NET
3 325 (7.17%) HTML
4 276 (6.09%) Node.js
5 242 (5.34%) CSS
6 226 (4.99%) Spring
7 188 (4.15%) HTML5
8 187 (4.13%) AngularJS
9 182 (4.02%) REST
10 169 (3.73%) LAMP
11 166 (3.66%) JSON
12 165 (3.64%) RabbitMQ
13 158 (3.49%) J2EE
14 154 (3.40%) XML
15 153 (3.38%) Middleware
16 151 (3.33%) ELK Stack
17 148 (3.27%) Sensu
18 124 (2.74%) Hibernate
18 124 (2.74%) RESTful
19 117 (2.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 155 (3.42%) Data Centre
2 126 (2.78%) Public Cloud
3 122 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
4 109 (2.41%) Private Cloud
4 109 (2.41%) User Experience
5 69 (1.52%) Mobile App
6 60 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 60 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 56 (1.24%) Clustering
8 51 (1.13%) Management Information System
9 44 (0.97%) Wiki
10 41 (0.90%) Virtual Team
11 40 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 31 (0.68%) Fintech
13 30 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
14 29 (0.64%) Visualisation
15 28 (0.62%) Blog
16 26 (0.57%) Algorithms
17 20 (0.44%) Equities
17 20 (0.44%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2377 (52.45%) Linux
2 694 (15.31%) Unix
3 684 (15.09%) Windows
4 445 (9.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 315 (6.95%) CentOS
6 205 (4.52%) Ubuntu
7 180 (3.97%) Windows Server
8 130 (2.87%) CoreOS
9 66 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (1.13%) Mac OS X
10 51 (1.13%) Solaris
11 50 (1.10%) AIX
12 42 (0.93%) Debian
13 40 (0.88%) Fedora
14 37 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 36 (0.79%) Apple iOS
16 35 (0.77%) Android
17 32 (0.71%) VMS
18 21 (0.46%) Windows 7
19 20 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2164 (47.75%) Agile Software Development
2 1365 (30.12%) Continuous Integration
3 1029 (22.71%) Configuration Management
4 690 (15.23%) Open Source
5 619 (13.66%) Scrum
6 596 (13.15%) Continuous Delivery
7 573 (12.64%) TDD
8 369 (8.14%) Software Engineering
9 271 (5.98%) E-Commerce
10 254 (5.60%) BDD
11 245 (5.41%) Microservices
12 231 (5.10%) Kanban
13 230 (5.08%) Migration
13 230 (5.08%) Release Management
14 218 (4.81%) ITIL
15 202 (4.46%) High Availability
15 202 (4.46%) Mentoring
16 197 (4.35%) SOA
17 169 (3.73%) OO
18 152 (3.35%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1550 (34.20%) Java
2 1215 (26.81%) Python
3 1035 (22.84%) Ruby
4 634 (13.99%) Bash Shell
5 576 (12.71%) Perl
6 545 (12.03%) SQL
7 494 (10.90%) JavaScript
8 397 (8.76%) PowerShell
9 294 (6.49%) C#
10 250 (5.52%) PHP
11 246 (5.43%) Go
12 235 (5.19%) Shell Script
13 207 (4.57%) Scala
14 157 (3.46%) C++
15 78 (1.72%) Groovy
16 54 (1.19%) C
17 52 (1.15%) PL/SQL
18 40 (0.88%) Korn
19 27 (0.60%) Bourne shell
20 26 (0.57%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 522 (11.52%) Security Cleared
2 363 (8.01%) SC Cleared
3 165 (3.64%) Degree
4 88 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 75 (1.65%) DV Cleared
6 32 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (0.66%) AWS Certification
8 28 (0.62%) CISSP
9 27 (0.60%) BC Cleared
10 24 (0.53%) CCNA
11 20 (0.44%) CCNP
12 19 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (0.33%) RHCE
13 15 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (0.29%) RHCSA
15 12 (0.26%) MCSE
16 11 (0.24%) PhD
17 9 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
18 4 (0.088%) ISEB
18 4 (0.088%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (3.27%) QA
2 72 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (0.44%) COBIT
4 18 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.24%) SLA
7 3 (0.066%) FATCA
8 2 (0.044%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.044%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.044%) PA-DSS
8 2 (0.044%) SDET
9 1 (0.022%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.022%) WAI
9 1 (0.022%) WCAG
System Software
1 1017 (22.44%) Docker
2 296 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (4.04%) Active Directory
4 138 (3.05%) vSphere
5 122 (2.69%) etcd
6 119 (2.63%) flannel
7 96 (2.12%) Ceph
8 92 (2.03%) GlusterFS
9 81 (1.79%) vCloud
10 80 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
11 68 (1.50%) KVM
12 63 (1.39%) Xen
13 58 (1.28%) Hyper-V
14 55 (1.21%) VMware ESX
15 50 (1.10%) NFS
16 24 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 21 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
18 16 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
18 16 (0.35%) XenServer
19 15 (0.33%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2023 (44.64%) Puppet
2 1263 (27.87%) Ansible
3 1223 (26.99%) Opscode Chef
4 356 (7.86%) Kubernetes
5 264 (5.83%) Nagios
6 239 (5.27%) logstash
7 182 (4.02%) Terraform
8 161 (3.55%) Graphite
9 140 (3.09%) HAProxy
10 116 (2.56%) Salt
11 112 (2.47%) Kibana
11 112 (2.47%) Mesos
12 110 (2.43%) Packer
13 105 (2.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 105 (2.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 102 (2.25%) ZABBIX
15 99 (2.18%) rkt
16 77 (1.70%) SCCM
17 52 (1.15%) Grafana
18 51 (1.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 514 (11.34%) Red Hat
2 478 (10.55%) VMware
3 373 (8.23%) Oracle
4 321 (7.08%) Microsoft
5 225 (4.96%) Splunk
6 212 (4.68%) Atlassian
7 174 (3.84%) Google
8 151 (3.33%) IBM
9 87 (1.92%) Cisco
10 76 (1.68%) Rackspace
11 73 (1.61%) New Relic
12 59 (1.30%) HP
13 54 (1.19%) EMC
14 53 (1.17%) MuleSoft
15 47 (1.04%) AppDynamics
16 46 (1.02%) SaltStack
17 43 (0.95%) NetApp
18 35 (0.77%) ServiceNow
19 31 (0.68%) F5
20 30 (0.66%) Citrix
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 40 minutes ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Market Rates -
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago