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 2015 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 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DevOps
Rank 88 165 291
Rank change year-on-year
+77 +126
Contract jobs citing DevOps 1325 776 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.26% 1.40% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 1.83% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 540 287
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £418
% change year-on-year
- -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - £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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 2015.

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 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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 +67 1229 £450 - 368
London +32 726 £475 +1.06% 208
City of London +49 171 £475 - 46
Yorkshire +57 120 £413 -38.88% 28
East of England +54 107 £413 +2.80% 29
South East -7 103 £390 -6.02% 47
Cambridgeshire +41 72 £400 +14.28% 20
West Yorkshire +27 71 £400 -40.74% 23
Cambridge +38 69 £410 +20.58% 17
Leeds +14 60 £399 -40.92% 17
Wales +30 59 £375 -16.66% 1
South West +6 55 £450 +12.50% 17
South Wales +32 49 £375 +15.38% 1
North West -8 48 £438 +9.37% 17
Surrey +28 36 £330 -40.00% 12
South Yorkshire - 33 £425 - 1
Cardiff +14 31 £375 +15.38%
East Midlands +8 30 £375 -31.81% 4
Scotland +21 27 £425 - 13
Sheffield - 23 £425 - 1
Manchester +1 22 £475 +11.76% 12
Berkshire -3 22 £450 -6.49% 9
West Midlands +13 21 £375 +9.09% 10
North East -5 21 £488 +45.52% 8
Bristol -11 20 £525 +31.25% 8
Tyne and Wear -7 19 £488 +45.52% 8
Cheshire -6 17 £438 +9.37% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 17 £488 +45.52% 8
Essex - 17 £463 -
Northamptonshire - 17 £400 - 3

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1295 (54.14%) Linux
2 1134 (47.41%) Puppet
3 1039 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
4 902 (37.71%) Java
5 863 (36.08%) Opscode Chef
6 803 (33.57%) Jenkins
7 798 (33.36%) Amazon AWS
8 772 (32.27%) Continuous Integration
9 646 (27.01%) Python
10 632 (26.42%) Ruby
11 607 (25.38%) Configuration Management
12 538 (22.49%) Git (software)
13 439 (18.35%) Ansible
14 436 (18.23%) Windows
15 397 (16.60%) Web Services
16 391 (16.35%) Scrum
17 366 (15.30%) Open Source
18 363 (15.18%) UNIX
19 352 (14.72%) Bash Shell
20 351 (14.67%) Red Hat
21 349 (14.59%) TDD
22 343 (14.34%) MySQL
23 338 (14.13%) VMware
24 325 (13.59%) Perl
24 325 (13.59%) Docker
25 319 (13.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 317 (13.25%) MongoDB
27 296 (12.37%) Apache
28 295 (12.33%) SQL
29 291 (12.17%) .NET

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 296 (12.37%) Apache
2 256 (10.70%) Tomcat
3 159 (6.65%) OpenStack
4 152 (6.35%) IIS
5 151 (6.31%) nginx
6 142 (5.94%) JBoss
7 130 (5.43%) Node.js
8 103 (4.31%) Confluence
9 100 (4.18%) WebSphere
10 76 (3.18%) WebLogic
11 70 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
12 56 (2.34%) Jetty
13 25 (1.05%) Apache Spark
14 24 (1.00%) Drupal
15 23 (0.96%) Apache Solr
16 19 (0.79%) SharePoint
17 18 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 16 (0.67%) WebLogic Portal
19 15 (0.63%) CMS
19 15 (0.63%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 48 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.084%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.084%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.084%) HipChat
4 1 (0.042%) MS Project
4 1 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.13%) Magento
4 2 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.084%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 1 (0.042%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.042%) Summit
5 1 (0.042%) AWD
5 1 (0.042%) assyst
5 1 (0.042%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.042%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 798 (33.36%) Amazon AWS
2 180 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 167 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
4 105 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
5 91 (3.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 79 (3.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 67 (2.80%) Amazon S3
8 60 (2.51%) PaaS
9 56 (2.34%) IaaS
10 50 (2.09%) Google App Engine
11 39 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
12 38 (1.59%) SaaS
13 31 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 28 (1.17%) Route 53
15 22 (0.92%) GitHub
16 18 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 14 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
18 13 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 12 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
20 10 (0.42%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 156 (6.52%) DNS
2 137 (5.73%) HTTP
3 131 (5.48%) TCP/IP
4 105 (4.39%) Firewall
5 88 (3.68%) SSL
6 74 (3.09%) Internet
7 70 (2.93%) DHCP
8 58 (2.42%) Network Security
9 52 (2.17%) IPsec
10 50 (2.09%) VPN
11 45 (1.88%) FTP
12 41 (1.71%) LDAP
13 23 (0.96%) SNMP
14 21 (0.88%) DMZ
14 21 (0.88%) WAN
15 19 (0.79%) SSH
15 19 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
16 18 (0.75%) SAN
17 17 (0.71%) LAN
18 14 (0.59%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (14.34%) MySQL
2 317 (13.25%) MongoDB
3 211 (8.82%) NoSQL
4 191 (7.98%) SQL Server
5 158 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
6 116 (4.85%) Redis
7 108 (4.52%) Relational Database
8 104 (4.35%) Hadoop
9 96 (4.01%) Big Data
10 59 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 56 (2.34%) RDBMS
12 46 (1.92%) CouchDB
13 37 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
14 32 (1.34%) Oracle Database
15 24 (1.00%) DB2
16 23 (0.96%) Couchbase
17 21 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
18 20 (0.84%) HBase
19 14 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
20 13 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 803 (33.57%) Jenkins
2 538 (22.49%) Git (software)
3 224 (9.36%) Maven
4 198 (8.28%) JIRA
5 168 (7.02%) Subversion
6 140 (5.85%) Hudson
7 129 (5.39%) TeamCity
8 82 (3.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 82 (3.43%) Ant
9 80 (3.34%) Cucumber
10 72 (3.01%) Selenium
11 70 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 64 (2.68%) Artifactory
13 46 (1.92%) Gradle
14 39 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
15 36 (1.51%) Mercurial
16 34 (1.42%) Gerrit
17 32 (1.34%) RSpec
18 29 (1.21%) MSBuild
19 25 (1.05%) JMeter
General
1 247 (10.33%) Finance
2 118 (4.93%) Banking
3 73 (3.05%) Retail
4 45 (1.88%) Publishing
5 44 (1.84%) Telecoms
6 42 (1.76%) Games
7 38 (1.59%) Marketing
8 32 (1.34%) Investment Banking
9 19 (0.79%) Billing
10 14 (0.59%) Legal
11 12 (0.50%) Law
12 8 (0.33%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.33%) Electronics
12 8 (0.33%) Front Office
13 7 (0.29%) Advertising
14 6 (0.25%) Back Office
15 5 (0.21%) Automotive
16 4 (0.17%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.17%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.042%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 984 (41.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 351 (14.67%) Developer
3 220 (9.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 219 (9.16%) Architect
5 139 (5.81%) Java Developer
6 123 (5.14%) Administrator
7 122 (5.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 121 (5.06%) Consultant
9 119 (4.97%) Systems Administrator
10 86 (3.60%) Linux Engineer
10 86 (3.60%) DevOps Consultant
11 78 (3.26%) Linux Administrator
12 68 (2.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 59 (2.47%) Analyst
14 55 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
15 54 (2.26%) Senior Developer
16 44 (1.84%) Systems Engineer
17 43 (1.80%) Technical Architect
17 43 (1.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 33 (1.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 397 (16.60%) Web Services
2 291 (12.17%) .NET
3 204 (8.53%) HTML
4 178 (7.44%) J2EE
5 137 (5.73%) CSS
6 124 (5.18%) Spring
7 117 (4.89%) LAMP
8 116 (4.85%) AngularJS
9 113 (4.72%) REST
10 112 (4.68%) HTML5
11 109 (4.56%) RESTful
12 92 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
13 84 (3.51%) Middleware
14 83 (3.47%) JSON
15 80 (3.34%) SOAP
16 79 (3.30%) XML
17 63 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
18 58 (2.42%) Kafka
19 56 (2.34%) Hibernate
20 53 (2.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 92 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 75 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (2.47%) Mobile App
4 58 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
5 50 (2.09%) User Experience
6 47 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 37 (1.55%) Private Cloud
8 31 (1.30%) Digital Media
9 29 (1.21%) Computer Science
10 26 (1.09%) Clustering
11 22 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
12 21 (0.88%) PKI
13 19 (0.79%) Visualisation
14 18 (0.75%) Algorithms
15 16 (0.67%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.63%) Replication
17 13 (0.54%) Cryptography
17 13 (0.54%) Online Games
18 12 (0.50%) Hedge funds
18 12 (0.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1295 (54.14%) Linux
2 436 (18.23%) Windows
3 363 (15.18%) UNIX
4 319 (13.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 200 (8.36%) CentOS
6 144 (6.02%) Ubuntu
7 62 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (1.38%) AIX
10 30 (1.25%) Debian
11 24 (1.00%) Solaris
12 18 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (0.75%) Apple iOS
13 14 (0.59%) Android
14 9 (0.38%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.29%) VMS
16 6 (0.25%) Fedora
16 6 (0.25%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.25%) CoreOS
17 5 (0.21%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1039 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
2 772 (32.27%) Continuous Integration
3 607 (25.38%) Configuration Management
4 391 (16.35%) Scrum
5 366 (15.30%) Open Source
6 349 (14.59%) TDD
7 277 (11.58%) Continuous Delivery
8 201 (8.40%) E-Commerce
9 164 (6.86%) BDD
10 120 (5.02%) SOA
11 108 (4.52%) Load Balancing
12 103 (4.31%) Kanban
13 102 (4.26%) Software Engineering
14 98 (4.10%) MVC
15 92 (3.85%) Microservices
16 91 (3.80%) Automated Testing
17 90 (3.76%) OO
17 90 (3.76%) SDLC
18 88 (3.68%) Migration
19 84 (3.51%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 902 (37.71%) Java
2 646 (27.01%) Python
3 632 (26.42%) Ruby
4 352 (14.72%) Bash Shell
5 325 (13.59%) Perl
6 295 (12.33%) SQL
7 273 (11.41%) JavaScript
8 242 (10.12%) PHP
9 226 (9.45%) PowerShell
10 129 (5.39%) C#
11 109 (4.56%) Scala
12 95 (3.97%) Shell Script
13 62 (2.59%) C++
14 47 (1.96%) Go
15 43 (1.80%) Clojure
16 37 (1.55%) C
17 33 (1.38%) Groovy
18 21 (0.88%) Jython
19 20 (0.84%) PL/SQL
20 12 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 179 (7.48%) Security Cleared
2 118 (4.93%) SC Cleared
3 56 (2.34%) Degree
4 31 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (0.46%) CCNA
7 10 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (0.38%) RHCE
9 8 (0.33%) CISSP
9 8 (0.33%) CISM
10 7 (0.29%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
11 6 (0.25%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.25%) VCAP
11 6 (0.25%) CCNP
12 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.21%) CISA
13 4 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (5.69%) QA
2 29 (1.21%) SLA
3 19 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.17%) COBIT
6 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 325 (13.59%) Docker
2 199 (8.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (2.80%) vCloud
4 43 (1.80%) Active Directory
5 41 (1.71%) vSphere
6 34 (1.42%) Xen
7 32 (1.34%) Hyper-V
7 32 (1.34%) Varnish
8 26 (1.09%) KVM
9 24 (1.00%) VirtualBox
10 20 (0.84%) VMware ESX
11 14 (0.59%) iptables
12 10 (0.42%) LXC
12 10 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.38%) QEMU
13 9 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.33%) Postfix
14 8 (0.33%) Squid
15 7 (0.29%) NFS
15 7 (0.29%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1134 (47.41%) Puppet
2 863 (36.08%) Opscode Chef
3 439 (18.35%) Ansible
4 188 (7.86%) Vagrant
5 165 (6.90%) Nagios
6 128 (5.35%) Salt
7 62 (2.59%) ZABBIX
8 61 (2.55%) Graphite
9 59 (2.47%) logstash
10 45 (1.88%) HAProxy
11 41 (1.71%) Kibana
12 35 (1.46%) Rundeck
13 32 (1.34%) Zenoss
14 29 (1.21%) Tivoli
15 24 (1.00%) Cobbler
16 23 (0.96%) Kubernetes
17 21 (0.88%) Mesos
17 21 (0.88%) yum
17 21 (0.88%) SCOM
18 20 (0.84%) Opsview
Vendors
1 351 (14.67%) Red Hat
2 338 (14.13%) VMware
3 230 (9.62%) Microsoft
4 212 (8.86%) Oracle
5 108 (4.52%) Splunk
6 103 (4.31%) Google
7 93 (3.89%) IBM
8 62 (2.59%) Atlassian
9 56 (2.34%) SaltStack
10 54 (2.26%) New Relic
11 51 (2.13%) Rackspace
12 46 (1.92%) Cisco
13 38 (1.59%) HP
14 34 (1.42%) Adobe
15 24 (1.00%) webMethods
16 22 (0.92%) Perforce
17 20 (0.84%) SAP
17 20 (0.84%) AppDynamics
18 19 (0.79%) Sun
18 19 (0.79%) Sitecore
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