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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
DevOps
Rank 33 78 156
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +78
Contract jobs citing DevOps 2999 1461 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.61% 2.51% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.75% 3.10% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2107 1031 578
Median daily rate £500 £463 £452
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 0
Median hourly rate £54.75 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.45% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.75 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -

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
44398 47091 44154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.09% 81.05% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29424 30767 27622
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1296 1206
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +48 2903 £500 +5.26% 574
London +40 1864 £525 +9.89% 317
City of London +29 302 £550 +15.78% 81
South East +95 300 £461 +18.64% 72
Yorkshire +6 164 £463 +3.77% 38
West Yorkshire +11 120 £436 -5.16% 29
West Midlands +59 112 £480 +20.00% 14
North West +54 109 £475 - 45
South West +47 104 £450 - 30
Leeds +8 98 £456 -1.35% 25
East of England +17 89 £500 +11.11% 44
North East +30 88 £450 -6.73% 4
Tyne and Wear +21 83 £425 -12.37% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +22 81 £440 -9.27% 4
Berkshire +59 80 £450 +16.12% 15
Hampshire +63 78 £400 +6.66% 26
Surrey +22 74 £475 +21.79% 10
East Midlands +20 66 £450 +5.88% 8
Manchester +23 61 £489 +8.61% 42
Croydon +13 56 £438 -7.89% 5
Shropshire +11 51 £450 +5.88% 6
Telford +11 48 £450 +5.88% 6
South Yorkshire +11 42 £500 +14.28% 5
Scotland +20 41 £425 - 1
Sheffield +13 40 £500 +11.11% 4
Bristol +10 36 £450 +38.46% 9
Wales -1 36 £475 +25.00% 16
Edinburgh +28 32 £425 -
Essex +21 29 £500 +5.26% 4
Wiltshire +28 28 £438 +32.57% 5

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 2709 (49.02%) Linux
2 2654 (48.03%) Agile Software Development
3 2270 (41.08%) Puppet
4 1890 (34.20%) Amazon AWS
5 1718 (31.09%) Jenkins
6 1584 (28.66%) Java
7 1577 (28.54%) Continuous Integration
8 1558 (28.19%) Ansible
9 1461 (26.44%) Python
10 1356 (24.54%) Opscode Chef
11 1345 (24.34%) Docker
12 1322 (23.92%) Git (software)
13 1080 (19.54%) Ruby
14 1075 (19.45%) Configuration Management
15 828 (14.98%) Scrum
16 804 (14.55%) Open Source
17 753 (13.63%) Continuous Delivery
18 747 (13.52%) Microsoft Azure
19 743 (13.45%) Finance
20 700 (12.67%) Bash Shell
21 699 (12.65%) TDD
22 690 (12.49%) Security Cleared
23 685 (12.40%) Windows
24 667 (12.07%) Unix
25 628 (11.36%) VMware
26 614 (11.11%) JIRA
27 612 (11.07%) JavaScript
28 607 (10.98%) Perl
29 581 (10.51%) Apache
30 542 (9.81%) Web Services

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
1 581 (10.51%) Apache
2 405 (7.33%) Tomcat
3 404 (7.31%) Confluence
4 340 (6.15%) OpenStack
5 329 (5.95%) Elasticsearch
6 210 (3.80%) JBoss
7 206 (3.73%) nginx
8 147 (2.66%) Cloud Foundry
8 147 (2.66%) WebLogic
9 145 (2.62%) IIS
10 140 (2.53%) WebSphere
11 72 (1.30%) Apache Spark
12 70 (1.27%) CMS
13 67 (1.21%) Jetty
14 58 (1.05%) Mule
15 33 (0.60%) Mule ESB
15 33 (0.60%) SharePoint
16 31 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
17 26 (0.47%) Mongrel
18 25 (0.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 114 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 112 (2.03%) HipChat
3 12 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.14%) MS Office
5 6 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.090%) MS Project
7 3 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.018%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 38 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
2 28 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 20 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 19 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 13 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
7 7 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.090%) Fredhopper
8 5 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.072%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.054%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.036%) BASE24
11 2 (0.036%) Eloqua
11 2 (0.036%) Endur
12 1 (0.018%) Markit EDM
12 1 (0.018%) Payment Gateway
12 1 (0.018%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1890 (34.20%) Amazon AWS
2 747 (13.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 366 (6.62%) PaaS
4 328 (5.94%) GitHub
5 302 (5.47%) IaaS
6 264 (4.78%) Amazon EC2
7 213 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 181 (3.28%) SaaS
9 155 (2.80%) Amazon S3
10 118 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
11 94 (1.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 82 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
13 54 (0.98%) Route 53
14 53 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 51 (0.92%) OpenShift
16 46 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
16 46 (0.83%) Heroku
17 41 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 41 (0.74%) Office 365
18 36 (0.65%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 363 (6.57%) DNS
2 304 (5.50%) TCP/IP
3 252 (4.56%) HTTP
4 213 (3.85%) Firewall
5 206 (3.73%) SSL
6 150 (2.71%) VPN
7 138 (2.50%) SSH
8 129 (2.33%) LDAP
9 118 (2.14%) OpenVPN
10 117 (2.12%) OpenLDAP
11 102 (1.85%) Internet
12 83 (1.50%) Network Security
13 78 (1.41%) DHCP
13 78 (1.41%) LAN
13 78 (1.41%) WAN
14 55 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
15 53 (0.96%) IPsec
16 52 (0.94%) FTP
17 30 (0.54%) Wireless
18 29 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 523 (9.46%) PostgreSQL
2 481 (8.70%) MongoDB
3 439 (7.94%) MySQL
4 388 (7.02%) Hadoop
5 371 (6.71%) NoSQL
6 283 (5.12%) SQL Server
7 272 (4.92%) Big Data
8 138 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 136 (2.46%) Redis
10 132 (2.39%) Relational Database
11 105 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
12 99 (1.79%) Oracle Database
13 91 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 46 (0.83%) RDBMS
15 37 (0.67%) Neo4j
15 37 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
16 36 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
17 35 (0.63%) HBase
18 34 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
19 33 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1718 (31.09%) Jenkins
2 1322 (23.92%) Git (software)
3 614 (11.11%) JIRA
4 393 (7.11%) Maven
5 323 (5.85%) TeamCity
6 317 (5.74%) Sonatype Nexus
7 251 (4.54%) Subversion
8 237 (4.29%) Vagrant
9 205 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 203 (3.67%) Octopus Deploy
11 202 (3.66%) Ant
12 191 (3.46%) JUnit
13 190 (3.44%) SonarQube
14 179 (3.24%) Selenium
15 160 (2.90%) Bitbucket
16 151 (2.73%) Hudson
17 143 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 126 (2.28%) JIRA Agile
19 108 (1.95%) Gradle
20 100 (1.81%) Liquibase
General
1 743 (13.45%) Finance
2 358 (6.48%) Banking
3 234 (4.23%) Retail
4 81 (1.47%) Marketing
5 70 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 68 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 67 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 50 (0.90%) Publishing
9 45 (0.81%) Front Office
10 44 (0.80%) Games
11 36 (0.65%) Advertising
12 29 (0.52%) Law
13 26 (0.47%) Electronics
13 26 (0.47%) Legal
13 26 (0.47%) Manufacturing
14 20 (0.36%) Back Office
15 10 (0.18%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.14%) Automotive
17 5 (0.090%) Music Industry
18 4 (0.072%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2434 (44.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 878 (15.89%) Developer
3 548 (9.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 527 (9.54%) AWS DevOps
5 474 (8.58%) AWS Engineer
6 457 (8.27%) Architect
7 448 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
8 404 (7.31%) Senior DevOps
9 385 (6.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 312 (5.65%) Consultant
11 306 (5.54%) Java Developer
12 297 (5.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 244 (4.42%) DevOps Consultant
14 217 (3.93%) Cloud Engineer
15 210 (3.80%) Lead DevOps
16 168 (3.04%) Senior Developer
17 159 (2.88%) Administrator
18 141 (2.55%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
19 138 (2.50%) Java Engineer
20 127 (2.30%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 542 (9.81%) Web Services
2 480 (8.69%) .NET
3 379 (6.86%) HTML
4 320 (5.79%) Node.js
5 280 (5.07%) AngularJS
6 275 (4.98%) JSON
7 274 (4.96%) CSS
8 242 (4.38%) Spring
9 230 (4.16%) REST
10 221 (4.00%) ELK Stack
11 210 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
12 209 (3.78%) HTML5
13 198 (3.58%) LAMP
14 176 (3.18%) Middleware
14 176 (3.18%) XML
15 149 (2.70%) J2EE
16 147 (2.66%) RESTful
17 122 (2.21%) ASP.NET
18 121 (2.19%) MCollective
19 120 (2.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 268 (4.85%) Public Cloud
2 175 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 144 (2.61%) User Experience
4 127 (2.30%) Data Centre
5 118 (2.14%) Private Cloud
6 84 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 78 (1.41%) Mobile App
8 73 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 68 (1.23%) Clustering
10 50 (0.90%) Virtual Team
11 46 (0.83%) Management Information System
12 44 (0.80%) Blog
13 42 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 37 (0.67%) Fixed Income
15 36 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
16 34 (0.62%) Algorithms
16 34 (0.62%) Wiki
17 32 (0.58%) CMDB
17 32 (0.58%) Data Structures
17 32 (0.58%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2709 (49.02%) Linux
2 685 (12.40%) Windows
3 667 (12.07%) Unix
4 489 (8.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 453 (8.20%) CentOS
6 277 (5.01%) Ubuntu
7 220 (3.98%) Windows Server
8 106 (1.92%) CoreOS
9 74 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 63 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 51 (0.92%) Debian
12 49 (0.89%) AIX
13 47 (0.85%) Fedora
13 47 (0.85%) Solaris
14 43 (0.78%) Mac OS X
15 42 (0.76%) Android
16 38 (0.69%) Apple iOS
17 32 (0.58%) RancherOS
18 18 (0.33%) VMS
19 17 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2654 (48.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1577 (28.54%) Continuous Integration
3 1075 (19.45%) Configuration Management
4 828 (14.98%) Scrum
5 804 (14.55%) Open Source
6 753 (13.63%) Continuous Delivery
7 699 (12.65%) TDD
8 433 (7.84%) Microservices
9 427 (7.73%) BDD
10 383 (6.93%) Software Engineering
11 362 (6.55%) E-Commerce
12 299 (5.41%) ITIL
13 297 (5.37%) Kanban
14 295 (5.34%) High Availability
15 281 (5.09%) Continuous Deployment
16 265 (4.80%) Migration
17 247 (4.47%) Release Management
18 230 (4.16%) SOA
19 207 (3.75%) Load Balancing
20 202 (3.66%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1584 (28.66%) Java
2 1461 (26.44%) Python
3 1080 (19.54%) Ruby
4 700 (12.67%) Bash Shell
5 612 (11.07%) JavaScript
6 607 (10.98%) Perl
7 495 (8.96%) SQL
8 437 (7.91%) PowerShell
9 336 (6.08%) C#
10 305 (5.52%) PHP
11 301 (5.45%) Shell Script
12 292 (5.28%) Scala
13 228 (4.13%) Go
14 160 (2.90%) C++
15 123 (2.23%) C
16 94 (1.70%) Groovy
17 47 (0.85%) Clojure
18 38 (0.69%) PL/SQL
19 33 (0.60%) T-SQL
20 30 (0.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 690 (12.49%) Security Cleared
2 512 (9.27%) SC Cleared
3 181 (3.28%) Degree
4 175 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 66 (1.19%) DV Cleared
6 44 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
7 39 (0.71%) AWS Certification
8 33 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (0.54%) CISSP
10 23 (0.42%) BC Cleared
11 22 (0.40%) RHCE
12 21 (0.38%) CCNA
12 21 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 18 (0.33%) CCNP
14 18 (0.33%) MCSA
15 15 (0.27%) MCSE
15 15 (0.27%) RHCSA
16 14 (0.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (4.52%) QA
2 82 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 52 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.27%) SLA
5 12 (0.22%) COBIT
6 10 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.14%) GCP
8 6 (0.11%) PA-DSS
9 5 (0.090%) FATCA
10 3 (0.054%) WCAG
11 2 (0.036%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.036%) WAI
12 1 (0.018%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.018%) ISO20022
12 1 (0.018%) SDET
System Software
1 1345 (24.34%) Docker
2 329 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (3.53%) vCloud
4 182 (3.29%) Active Directory
5 135 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
6 115 (2.08%) Squid
7 110 (1.99%) Postfix
8 99 (1.79%) vSphere
9 96 (1.74%) etcd
10 86 (1.56%) flannel
11 79 (1.43%) KVM
12 77 (1.39%) Xen
13 58 (1.05%) Hyper-V
14 44 (0.80%) Ceph
15 39 (0.71%) GlusterFS
16 33 (0.60%) HDFS
17 31 (0.56%) NFS
17 31 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
18 25 (0.45%) iptables
18 25 (0.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2270 (41.08%) Puppet
2 1558 (28.19%) Ansible
3 1356 (24.54%) Opscode Chef
4 480 (8.69%) Kubernetes
5 394 (7.13%) Terraform
6 262 (4.74%) logstash
7 234 (4.23%) ZABBIX
8 190 (3.44%) Kibana
9 180 (3.26%) Nagios
10 156 (2.82%) Rancher
11 125 (2.26%) Mesos
12 118 (2.14%) Packer
13 108 (1.95%) HAProxy
14 107 (1.94%) Salt
15 87 (1.57%) Graphite
16 71 (1.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 71 (1.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 60 (1.09%) Consul
18 57 (1.03%) SCCM
19 55 (1.00%) Marathon
Vendors
1 628 (11.36%) VMware
2 531 (9.61%) Red Hat
3 504 (9.12%) Oracle
4 358 (6.48%) Microsoft
5 286 (5.18%) Atlassian
6 217 (3.93%) Splunk
7 155 (2.80%) Google
8 146 (2.64%) IBM
9 126 (2.28%) Sonatype
10 99 (1.79%) Cisco
11 98 (1.77%) Rackspace
12 96 (1.74%) MuleSoft
13 87 (1.57%) SaltStack
14 86 (1.56%) AppDynamics
15 80 (1.45%) New Relic
16 66 (1.19%) HP
17 49 (0.89%) EMC
18 47 (0.85%) Hortonworks
19 42 (0.76%) ServiceNow
20 41 (0.74%) NetApp
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £540 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
East London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + 6 month contract
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Spring Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Spring Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £600 day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Spring Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £575 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £475 - £600 per day + experience dependant
Posted: 11 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £530 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Computer People
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 600-675pd
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Computer People
Posted: 14 hours ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Posted: 12 hours ago