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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DevOps
Rank 161 289 520
Rank change year-on-year
+128 +231
Contract jobs citing DevOps 781 334 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.40% 0.63% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 0.87% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 287 58
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £418 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +19.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 -

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
41340 38593 41072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.29% 73.27% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25582 23715 23832
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1054 1464
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 August 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 +120 736 £450 - 182
London +104 494 £468 +3.88% 100
City of London +73 92 £475 +5.55% 30
South East +58 88 £415 -3.48% 25
Hampshire +33 47 £350 -22.22% 8
East of England +16 46 £401 -5.58% 18
South West +4 39 £400 -15.78% 7
Southampton +15 29 £350 -10.25% 5
Bristol - 28 £400 - 4
North West +21 24 £400 +14.28% 12
Suffolk - 22 £403 - 2
Berkshire +20 21 £481 +15.82% 4
Yorkshire -11 20 £675 +63.63% 17
West Yorkshire -14 18 £675 +63.63% 13
Leeds -16 17 £675 +63.63% 12
Wales - 16 £450 - 5
East Midlands +15 15 £550 +23.59% 2
Cheshire - 15 £400 - 2
Reading +23 13 £488 +50.00% 2
Cambridgeshire - 12 £350 - 12
Chester - 12 £400 - 1
Ipswich - 12 £375 - 1
Leicestershire +12 8 £550 +23.59%
Oxfordshire +6 8 - - 3
Bedfordshire -13 8 £425 - 1
Luton -17 8 £425 - 1
Cambridge - 8 £340 - 11
Swansea - 8 £475 - 1
West Midlands - 8 £344 -
West Wales - 8 £475 - 1

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 824 (57.66%) Linux
2 774 (54.16%) Puppet
3 562 (39.33%) Opscode Chef
4 466 (32.61%) Java
5 439 (30.72%) Continuous Integration
6 419 (29.32%) Jenkins
7 392 (27.43%) Ruby
8 376 (26.31%) Agile Software Development
9 368 (25.75%) Python
10 339 (23.72%) Configuration Management
11 331 (23.16%) Web Services
12 315 (22.04%) Apache
13 308 (21.55%) Amazon AWS
14 301 (21.06%) Git (software)
15 277 (19.38%) Windows
16 263 (18.40%) Scrum
17 247 (17.28%) Open Source
18 237 (16.59%) MySQL
19 235 (16.45%) PHP
19 235 (16.45%) VMware
20 234 (16.38%) Perl
21 231 (16.17%) Red Hat
22 227 (15.89%) UNIX
23 216 (15.12%) Bash Shell
24 181 (12.67%) CentOS
25 180 (12.60%) .NET
26 176 (12.32%) Maven
27 168 (11.76%) MongoDB
28 165 (11.55%) Nagios
29 164 (11.48%) TDD

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 315 (22.04%) Apache
2 139 (9.73%) Tomcat
3 115 (8.05%) nginx
4 102 (7.14%) IIS
5 91 (6.37%) OpenStack
6 80 (5.60%) Node.js
7 79 (5.53%) Confluence
8 55 (3.85%) WebLogic
9 44 (3.08%) WebSphere
10 39 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
11 38 (2.66%) CMS
12 29 (2.03%) Umbraco
12 29 (2.03%) Apache Solr
13 15 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 15 (1.05%) Jetty
14 14 (0.98%) SharePoint
14 14 (0.98%) MediaWiki
15 12 (0.84%) WordPress
16 10 (0.70%) Drupal
16 10 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 26 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.35%) MS Office
3 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (0.84%) RMDS
2 5 (0.35%) Summit
3 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.070%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.070%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.070%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.070%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 308 (21.55%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (10.78%) Amazon EC2
3 86 (6.02%) Amazon S3
4 73 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 60 (4.20%) PaaS
6 47 (3.29%) SaaS
7 41 (2.87%) Amazon ELB
8 40 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
9 32 (2.24%) Route 53
10 27 (1.89%) IaaS
11 13 (0.91%) Google App Engine
12 12 (0.84%) Office 365
13 10 (0.70%) GitHub
14 8 (0.56%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.49%) ElastiCache
15 7 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.21%) Joyent
17 2 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
17 2 (0.14%) CloudFront
17 2 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 151 (10.57%) DNS
2 115 (8.05%) Firewall
3 82 (5.74%) HTTP
4 73 (5.11%) TCP/IP
5 58 (4.06%) VPN
5 58 (4.06%) SSL
6 56 (3.92%) Internet
7 46 (3.22%) LDAP
8 35 (2.45%) DHCP
9 26 (1.82%) WAN
9 26 (1.82%) LAN
10 24 (1.68%) SNMP
10 24 (1.68%) SAN
11 21 (1.47%) IPsec
11 21 (1.47%) Network Security
12 17 (1.19%) SSH
13 16 (1.12%) FTP
14 15 (1.05%) IPv6
15 14 (0.98%) VLAN
15 14 (0.98%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (16.59%) MySQL
2 168 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 140 (9.80%) NoSQL
4 139 (9.73%) SQL Server
5 113 (7.91%) PostgreSQL
6 73 (5.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 64 (4.48%) Big Data
8 51 (3.57%) Hadoop
9 43 (3.01%) Redis
9 43 (3.01%) Relational Database
10 34 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
11 27 (1.89%) CouchDB
12 25 (1.75%) Riak
13 23 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
14 21 (1.47%) RavenDB
15 20 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
16 18 (1.26%) Couchbase
17 16 (1.12%) Oracle Database
18 13 (0.91%) Oracle Exadata
19 10 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 419 (29.32%) Jenkins
2 301 (21.06%) Git (software)
3 176 (12.32%) Maven
4 129 (9.03%) JIRA
5 126 (8.82%) Hudson
6 98 (6.86%) Subversion
7 90 (6.30%) TeamCity
8 65 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 47 (3.29%) Selenium
10 44 (3.08%) Ant
11 40 (2.80%) Visual Studio
11 40 (2.80%) Mercurial
12 36 (2.52%) Cucumber
13 32 (2.24%) Artifactory
14 25 (1.75%) Gradle
15 24 (1.68%) RSpec
16 18 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 17 (1.19%) SpecFlow
18 14 (0.98%) MSBuild
18 14 (0.98%) Gerrit
General
1 149 (10.43%) Finance
2 46 (3.22%) Banking
3 33 (2.31%) Retail
3 33 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 31 (2.17%) Games
5 25 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 24 (1.68%) Marketing
7 21 (1.47%) Publishing
8 18 (1.26%) Front Office
9 16 (1.12%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.63%) Law
12 5 (0.35%) Advertising
12 5 (0.35%) Back Office
12 5 (0.35%) Electronics
13 3 (0.21%) Legal
13 3 (0.21%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.21%) Billing
14 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.070%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 623 (43.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 239 (16.72%) Developer
3 164 (11.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 92 (6.44%) Linux Engineer
5 73 (5.11%) Administrator
6 69 (4.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 63 (4.41%) Consultant
8 62 (4.34%) Architect
9 56 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
10 53 (3.71%) Java Developer
11 51 (3.57%) .NET Developer
12 44 (3.08%) Linux Administrator
12 44 (3.08%) DevOps Consultant
13 42 (2.94%) Software Engineer
14 41 (2.87%) Systems Engineer
15 40 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 34 (2.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 29 (2.03%) Python Developer
17 29 (2.03%) DevOps Architect
18 24 (1.68%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (23.16%) Web Services
2 180 (12.60%) .NET
3 163 (11.41%) LAMP
4 88 (6.16%) JSON
5 86 (6.02%) XML
6 84 (5.88%) HTML
7 76 (5.32%) Middleware
8 75 (5.25%) ASP.NET
9 63 (4.41%) RESTful
10 53 (3.71%) J2EE
11 50 (3.50%) CSS
12 48 (3.36%) SOAP
13 44 (3.08%) REST
14 42 (2.94%) Spring
15 41 (2.87%) RabbitMQ
16 36 (2.52%) MCollective
17 31 (2.17%) .NET Framework
18 28 (1.96%) AngularJS
19 21 (1.47%) WCF
19 21 (1.47%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 247 (17.28%) Open Source
2 49 (3.43%) Computer Science
3 39 (2.73%) Mobile App
4 28 (1.96%) Online Games
5 25 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 21 (1.47%) Client/Server
6 21 (1.47%) Clustering
7 19 (1.33%) Wiki
8 18 (1.26%) Replication
8 18 (1.26%) Hedge funds
9 15 (1.05%) Digital Media
10 14 (0.98%) Visualisation
11 11 (0.77%) PKI
11 11 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.42%) NHS
13 5 (0.35%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.35%) Blog
13 5 (0.35%) iPhone
14 4 (0.28%) Social Network
14 4 (0.28%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 824 (57.66%) Linux
2 277 (19.38%) Windows
3 227 (15.89%) UNIX
4 181 (12.67%) CentOS
5 125 (8.75%) Ubuntu
6 103 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 59 (4.13%) Debian
8 45 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
10 24 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (1.40%) AIX
13 19 (1.33%) SELinux
14 18 (1.26%) Solaris
15 16 (1.12%) Android
16 13 (0.91%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.35%) VMS
18 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.21%) SmartOS
19 2 (0.14%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (30.72%) Continuous Integration
2 376 (26.31%) Agile Software Development
3 339 (23.72%) Configuration Management
4 263 (18.40%) Scrum
5 164 (11.48%) TDD
6 155 (10.85%) E-Commerce
7 108 (7.56%) BDD
8 95 (6.65%) OO
9 93 (6.51%) Software Engineering
10 81 (5.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 75 (5.25%) SOA
12 69 (4.83%) Build Automation
13 67 (4.69%) Release Management
14 64 (4.48%) Load Balancing
14 64 (4.48%) Kanban
15 63 (4.41%) ITIL
16 47 (3.29%) OOP
17 45 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
17 45 (3.15%) Automated Testing
18 44 (3.08%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 466 (32.61%) Java
2 392 (27.43%) Ruby
3 368 (25.75%) Python
4 235 (16.45%) PHP
5 234 (16.38%) Perl
6 216 (15.12%) Bash Shell
7 155 (10.85%) SQL
8 143 (10.01%) JavaScript
9 127 (8.89%) PowerShell
10 124 (8.68%) C#
11 73 (5.11%) Shell Script
12 52 (3.64%) Scala
13 40 (2.80%) C++
14 26 (1.82%) VB
15 25 (1.75%) Groovy
16 23 (1.61%) C
17 17 (1.19%) VBScript
18 16 (1.12%) Clojure
19 13 (0.91%) PL/SQL
20 12 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (4.83%) Security Cleared
2 48 (3.36%) Degree
3 44 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.05%) ISEB
5 10 (0.70%) RHCE
6 9 (0.63%) CCNA
6 9 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.42%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.35%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.21%) CCENT
10 3 (0.21%) VCDX
10 3 (0.21%) VCAP
10 3 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.21%) LPIC
11 2 (0.14%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.14%) CISM
11 2 (0.14%) CCSA
11 2 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.67%) QA
2 15 (1.05%) SLA
3 5 (0.35%) ISO 14001
3 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.21%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.070%) COBIT
System Software
1 149 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (5.67%) vCloud
3 40 (2.80%) Active Directory
4 28 (1.96%) XenServer
4 28 (1.96%) vSphere
5 26 (1.82%) Samba
6 21 (1.47%) Postfix
6 21 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
7 19 (1.33%) VMware ESX
8 17 (1.19%) KVM
8 17 (1.19%) Docker
9 16 (1.12%) Xen
9 16 (1.12%) Hyper-V
9 16 (1.12%) Varnish
10 14 (0.98%) NFS
11 11 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.42%) qmail
13 4 (0.28%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.28%) Squid
14 3 (0.21%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 774 (54.16%) Puppet
2 562 (39.33%) Opscode Chef
3 165 (11.55%) Nagios
4 121 (8.47%) Vagrant
5 105 (7.35%) Salt
6 100 (7.00%) Ansible
7 74 (5.18%) ZABBIX
8 44 (3.08%) Cacti
9 27 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 25 (1.75%) Zenoss
11 20 (1.40%) HAProxy
12 18 (1.26%) YUM
13 15 (1.05%) Kibana
14 13 (0.91%) logstash
14 13 (0.91%) Opsview
15 12 (0.84%) collectd
16 11 (0.77%) StatsD
16 11 (0.77%) Graylog2
17 10 (0.70%) Foglight
17 10 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 235 (16.45%) VMware
2 231 (16.17%) Red Hat
3 104 (7.28%) Oracle
4 86 (6.02%) Microsoft
5 79 (5.53%) IBM
6 74 (5.18%) Rackspace
7 69 (4.83%) JBoss
8 57 (3.99%) Cisco
9 45 (3.15%) Splunk
10 41 (2.87%) Atlassian
11 34 (2.38%) New Relic
12 29 (2.03%) Percona
12 29 (2.03%) NetApp
13 28 (1.96%) EMC
13 28 (1.96%) SaltStack
14 24 (1.68%) F5
14 24 (1.68%) RightScale
15 23 (1.61%) Citrix
16 21 (1.47%) Google
16 21 (1.47%) 29West
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