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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps
Rank 82 245 453
Rank change year-on-year
+163 +208
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1191 389 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.20% 0.76% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 1.03% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 323 82
Average daily rate
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£470 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £359 £324
% change year-on-year
+25.43% +10.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £65.00 - £47.50
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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 +160 1156 £475 +5.55% 152
London +103 732 £475 +5.55% 87
South East +79 141 £463 +11.11% 24
City of London +91 136 £483 +6.04% 26
Yorkshire +29 85 £363 +20.83% 14
West Yorkshire +21 83 £363 +20.83% 6
Leeds +14 80 £363 +20.83% 5
South West +20 51 £450 +38.46% 9
East of England +27 47 £450 +136.84% 11
Berkshire +35 42 £488 +11.42% 5
North West +28 39 £450 - 2
East Midlands +35 28 £350 - 3
Hampshire +7 28 £425 -2.85% 2
Oxfordshire - 26 £488 - 6
Reading +40 25 £469 +7.14% 4
Bristol +7 23 £450 +4.04% 4
West Midlands - 20 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire -1 19 £475 +150.00% 10
Surrey +5 18 £425 +18.05% 6
Oxford - 18 £494 - 4
Southampton - 17 £425 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £475 - 1
North East - 15 £475 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 15 £475 - 1
Wales -10 14 £400 +6.66% 3
Nottinghamshire - 14 £550 - 3
Manchester - 14 £415 - 2
Nottingham - 14 £550 - 3
Scotland +2 13 £338 +8.87% 10
Cheshire +19 12 £400 -

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1132 (56.01%) Linux
2 1092 (54.03%) Puppet
3 985 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
4 767 (37.95%) Java
5 756 (37.41%) Opscode Chef
6 747 (36.96%) Continuous Integration
7 720 (35.63%) Jenkins
8 587 (29.05%) Ruby
9 538 (26.62%) Python
10 497 (24.59%) Configuration Management
11 463 (22.91%) Scrum
12 433 (21.43%) Git (software)
13 369 (18.26%) Web Services
14 353 (17.47%) UNIX
14 353 (17.47%) Amazon AWS
15 344 (17.02%) Apache
16 330 (16.33%) Open Source
17 324 (16.03%) Windows
18 318 (15.73%) MongoDB
19 315 (15.59%) Bash Shell
20 309 (15.29%) Perl
21 302 (14.94%) VMware
22 294 (14.55%) PHP
23 281 (13.90%) Red Hat
24 273 (13.51%) TDD
25 272 (13.46%) MySQL
26 270 (13.36%) CentOS
27 245 (12.12%) Nagios
28 236 (11.68%) Ansible
29 235 (11.63%) Maven

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 344 (17.02%) Apache
2 163 (8.07%) Tomcat
3 137 (6.78%) OpenStack
4 135 (6.68%) Node.js
5 130 (6.43%) nginx
6 120 (5.94%) JBoss
7 115 (5.69%) Confluence
8 77 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
9 74 (3.66%) IIS
10 61 (3.02%) WebLogic
11 50 (2.47%) WebSphere
12 40 (1.98%) Drupal
13 36 (1.78%) Apache Solr
14 28 (1.39%) CMS
15 21 (1.04%) Jetty
16 19 (0.94%) FileNet
17 16 (0.79%) SharePoint
18 13 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
19 10 (0.49%) Apache Spark
20 9 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 58 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.15%) MS Office
3 2 (0.099%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.049%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.54%) RMDS
2 10 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.40%) assyst
4 5 (0.25%) Summit
4 5 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.049%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.049%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 353 (17.47%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (7.27%) Amazon EC2
3 116 (5.74%) PaaS
4 110 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 77 (3.81%) Amazon S3
6 57 (2.82%) IaaS
7 39 (1.93%) Amazon ELB
8 38 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
9 34 (1.68%) SaaS
10 28 (1.39%) Route 53
11 18 (0.89%) GitHub
12 17 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
13 14 (0.69%) Google App Engine
13 14 (0.69%) Heroku
14 12 (0.59%) Joyent
15 11 (0.54%) Engine Yard
16 4 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.20%) ElastiCache
17 2 (0.099%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 156 (7.72%) DNS
2 127 (6.28%) TCP/IP
3 117 (5.79%) Firewall
4 106 (5.24%) HTTP
5 85 (4.21%) SSL
6 62 (3.07%) Internet
7 47 (2.33%) DHCP
8 40 (1.98%) LDAP
9 36 (1.78%) VPN
10 31 (1.53%) Network Security
11 22 (1.09%) FTP
11 22 (1.09%) SAN
12 19 (0.94%) WAN
12 19 (0.94%) LAN
13 16 (0.79%) VLAN
14 14 (0.69%) IPsec
15 13 (0.64%) Reverse Proxy
16 10 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
17 8 (0.40%) IPv6
17 8 (0.40%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (15.73%) MongoDB
2 272 (13.46%) MySQL
3 230 (11.38%) NoSQL
4 151 (7.47%) SQL Server
5 115 (5.69%) Apache Cassandra
6 109 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
7 83 (4.11%) Relational Database
8 80 (3.96%) Redis
9 74 (3.66%) Big Data
10 68 (3.36%) Hadoop
11 54 (2.67%) RDBMS
12 38 (1.88%) CouchDB
13 36 (1.78%) Riak
14 29 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
15 24 (1.19%) Couchbase
16 22 (1.09%) Oracle Database
17 21 (1.04%) MariaDB
18 16 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
19 15 (0.74%) DB2
20 14 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 720 (35.63%) Jenkins
2 433 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 235 (11.63%) Maven
4 193 (9.55%) Subversion
5 190 (9.40%) JIRA
6 156 (7.72%) TeamCity
7 144 (7.13%) Hudson
8 84 (4.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 66 (3.27%) Cucumber
10 50 (2.47%) Selenium
11 47 (2.33%) Ant
12 44 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 35 (1.73%) Artifactory
14 32 (1.58%) Gradle
14 32 (1.58%) RSpec
15 18 (0.89%) PHPUnit
15 18 (0.89%) JMeter
16 17 (0.84%) Mocha
16 17 (0.84%) Jasmine
16 17 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 155 (7.67%) Finance
2 89 (4.40%) Banking
3 42 (2.08%) Retail
4 38 (1.88%) Telecoms
5 36 (1.78%) Publishing
5 36 (1.78%) Games
6 28 (1.39%) Marketing
7 23 (1.14%) Front Office
8 21 (1.04%) Financial Institution
9 17 (0.84%) Law
10 15 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.64%) Advertising
12 11 (0.54%) Electronics
13 7 (0.35%) Back Office
14 5 (0.25%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.099%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.099%) Legal
16 1 (0.049%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.049%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 863 (42.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 330 (16.33%) Developer
3 191 (9.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 165 (8.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 151 (7.47%) Architect
6 116 (5.74%) Java Developer
7 90 (4.45%) Consultant
8 66 (3.27%) Administrator
9 65 (3.22%) Linux Engineer
10 62 (3.07%) DevOps Consultant
11 60 (2.97%) Systems Administrator
12 54 (2.67%) Systems Engineer
13 43 (2.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 39 (1.93%) Technical Architect
15 37 (1.83%) Linux Administrator
16 36 (1.78%) DevOps Architect
17 34 (1.68%) Cloud Engineer
17 34 (1.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 33 (1.63%) Software Engineer
19 32 (1.58%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (18.26%) Web Services
2 180 (8.91%) .NET
3 128 (6.33%) LAMP
4 122 (6.04%) HTML
5 105 (5.20%) Spring
6 99 (4.90%) XML
7 97 (4.80%) J2EE
8 83 (4.11%) JSON
9 78 (3.86%) RabbitMQ
10 76 (3.76%) REST
10 76 (3.76%) CSS
11 73 (3.61%) SOAP
12 65 (3.22%) AngularJS
13 63 (3.12%) Hibernate
13 63 (3.12%) Middleware
14 53 (2.62%) RESTful
14 53 (2.62%) HTML5
14 53 (2.62%) MCollective
15 50 (2.47%) ActiveMQ
16 43 (2.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 330 (16.33%) Open Source
2 67 (3.32%) Computer Science
3 65 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 47 (2.33%) Clustering
5 32 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 24 (1.19%) Replication
7 24 (1.19%) User Experience
8 21 (1.04%) Online Games
9 18 (0.89%) Client/Server
10 16 (0.79%) Wiki
11 14 (0.69%) Visualisation
12 13 (0.64%) Hedge funds
12 13 (0.64%) Digital Media
12 13 (0.64%) Taxonomies
13 12 (0.59%) Device Driver
14 11 (0.54%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.49%) DTV
15 10 (0.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1132 (56.01%) Linux
2 353 (17.47%) UNIX
3 324 (16.03%) Windows
4 270 (13.36%) CentOS
5 226 (11.18%) Ubuntu
6 197 (9.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 80 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 68 (3.36%) Debian
9 40 (1.98%) AIX
10 26 (1.29%) Solaris
11 21 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
12 19 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (0.89%) Android
13 18 (0.89%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.35%) CoreOS
15 7 (0.35%) Fedora
16 6 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 985 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
2 747 (36.96%) Continuous Integration
3 497 (24.59%) Configuration Management
4 463 (22.91%) Scrum
5 273 (13.51%) TDD
6 159 (7.87%) E-Commerce
7 140 (6.93%) BDD
8 134 (6.63%) Kanban
9 114 (5.64%) SOA
10 111 (5.49%) Release Management
11 105 (5.20%) Software Engineering
12 100 (4.95%) Automated Testing
13 97 (4.80%) OO
14 96 (4.75%) Load Balancing
15 92 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
16 81 (4.01%) ITIL
17 80 (3.96%) Pair Programming
18 79 (3.91%) Build Automation
19 69 (3.41%) Change Management
19 69 (3.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 767 (37.95%) Java
2 587 (29.05%) Ruby
3 538 (26.62%) Python
4 315 (15.59%) Bash Shell
5 309 (15.29%) Perl
6 294 (14.55%) PHP
7 188 (9.30%) SQL
8 179 (8.86%) JavaScript
9 156 (7.72%) PowerShell
10 116 (5.74%) C#
11 103 (5.10%) Shell Script
12 90 (4.45%) Scala
13 55 (2.72%) C++
14 40 (1.98%) C
15 38 (1.88%) Clojure
16 34 (1.68%) Groovy
17 24 (1.19%) Golang
18 17 (0.84%) VB
19 15 (0.74%) Korn
20 11 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 190 (9.40%) Security Cleared
2 126 (6.23%) SC Cleared
3 65 (3.22%) Degree
4 21 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (0.99%) CCNA
6 16 (0.79%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.40%) CISM
8 8 (0.40%) CCSA
8 8 (0.40%) JNCIA
8 8 (0.40%) CISSP
9 7 (0.35%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.20%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.099%) PhD
12 2 (0.099%) RHCE
12 2 (0.099%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.049%) CCNP
13 1 (0.049%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.16%) QA
2 23 (1.14%) SLA
3 5 (0.25%) ISO 14001
3 5 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.099%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.049%) EMIR
System Software
1 152 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 69 (3.41%) vCloud
3 63 (3.12%) Docker
4 43 (2.13%) Varnish
5 41 (2.03%) vSphere
6 27 (1.34%) VMware ESX
7 25 (1.24%) Xen
8 23 (1.14%) XenServer
9 21 (1.04%) Samba
10 19 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
11 17 (0.84%) NFS
12 16 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.69%) KVM
14 11 (0.54%) VirtualBox
14 11 (0.54%) Hyper-V
15 10 (0.49%) Postfix
16 8 (0.40%) Squid
16 8 (0.40%) Shibboleth
17 3 (0.15%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1092 (54.03%) Puppet
2 756 (37.41%) Opscode Chef
3 245 (12.12%) Nagios
4 236 (11.68%) Ansible
5 158 (7.82%) Vagrant
6 117 (5.79%) Salt
7 86 (4.26%) ZABBIX
8 66 (3.27%) Graphite
9 42 (2.08%) Cacti
10 31 (1.53%) Kibana
11 28 (1.39%) Zenoss
11 28 (1.39%) Cobbler
12 27 (1.34%) HAProxy
13 24 (1.19%) collectd
14 22 (1.09%) Opsview
14 22 (1.09%) Icinga
15 21 (1.04%) SELinux
15 21 (1.04%) Graylog2
16 19 (0.94%) SCCM
17 18 (0.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 302 (14.94%) VMware
2 281 (13.90%) Red Hat
3 154 (7.62%) Oracle
4 153 (7.57%) Microsoft
5 93 (4.60%) Rackspace
6 85 (4.21%) IBM
7 74 (3.66%) Splunk
8 59 (2.92%) Atlassian
9 56 (2.77%) SaltStack
10 45 (2.23%) New Relic
11 37 (1.83%) Cisco
12 31 (1.53%) Akamai
13 28 (1.39%) Perforce
14 27 (1.34%) F5
14 27 (1.34%) Percona
15 26 (1.29%) Google
16 23 (1.14%) EMC
17 21 (1.04%) Citrix
17 21 (1.04%) 29West
18 19 (0.94%) Twitter
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 550-650pd
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Kainos
Rate: Comeptitive Daily Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £505.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Kainos
Rate: Comeptitive Daily Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £585 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
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Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £475 per day
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