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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DevOps
Rank 106 236 413
Rank change year-on-year
+130 +177
Contract jobs citing DevOps 988 407 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.90% 0.81% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 1.08% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 297 88
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
39429 37564 32100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.02% 75.01% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24726 22718 19169
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1056 1102 1125
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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
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 5 March 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
(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 +131 946 £450 - 343
London +85 616 £488 +5.40% 196
City of London +55 114 £483 +4.32% 52
South East +65 108 £395 -4.53% 49
South West +34 56 £450 -5.26% 13
Yorkshire +23 56 £350 +16.66% 26
West Yorkshire +28 54 £350 +16.66% 20
Leeds +21 51 £350 +16.66% 19
East Midlands +41 41 £350 - 6
Northamptonshire - 33 £350 - 1
Northampton - 33 £350 - 1
Bristol +13 30 £450 -8.16% 8
Oxfordshire - 30 £363 - 8
North West -6 26 £485 +38.57% 11
Oxford - 24 £328 - 6
East of England +20 21 £475 +11.76% 27
Berkshire +9 19 £425 +30.76% 15
Kent - 17 £400 -
Hampshire -5 15 £338 -18.18% 9
Scotland -1 14 £405 +8.00% 12
Wales -4 12 £500 +33.33%
Manchester -4 12 £500 +42.85% 6
Edinburgh +6 11 £405 +8.00% 4
Surrey +12 10 £388 +21.09% 7
Cambridgeshire +8 10 £475 +11.76% 15
Reading +4 10 £444 +36.53% 8
West Midlands - 10 £444 - 7
East Sussex - 9 £425 - 5
Brighton - 9 £413 - 2
Tyne and Wear +16 8 £370 +49.49% 6

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1217 (56.58%) Linux
2 1163 (54.07%) Puppet
3 1032 (47.98%) Agile Software Development
4 832 (38.68%) Continuous Integration
5 826 (38.40%) Java
6 765 (35.56%) Opscode Chef
7 747 (34.73%) Jenkins
8 644 (29.94%) Ruby
9 637 (29.61%) Python
10 553 (25.71%) Configuration Management
11 455 (21.15%) Scrum
12 447 (20.78%) Git (software)
13 384 (17.85%) Bash Shell
14 365 (16.97%) Windows
15 362 (16.83%) Web Services
15 362 (16.83%) UNIX
16 359 (16.69%) MongoDB
17 353 (16.41%) Open Source
18 339 (15.76%) Amazon AWS
19 335 (15.57%) MySQL
20 334 (15.53%) VMware
21 331 (15.39%) Apache
22 328 (15.25%) Perl
23 313 (14.55%) Ansible
24 285 (13.25%) PHP
25 283 (13.16%) Red Hat
26 263 (12.23%) TDD
27 262 (12.18%) NoSQL
28 256 (11.90%) Nagios
29 252 (11.72%) CentOS

DevOps
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 331 (15.39%) Apache
2 169 (7.86%) Tomcat
3 158 (7.35%) OpenStack
4 141 (6.56%) Node.js
5 139 (6.46%) nginx
6 118 (5.49%) Confluence
7 111 (5.16%) JBoss
8 85 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
9 84 (3.91%) IIS
10 63 (2.93%) WebLogic
11 46 (2.14%) WebSphere
12 44 (2.05%) Drupal
13 33 (1.53%) Apache Solr
14 27 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
15 21 (0.98%) CMS
16 20 (0.93%) Jetty
17 17 (0.79%) MediaWiki
18 16 (0.74%) SharePoint
19 13 (0.60%) FileNet
20 11 (0.51%) uWSGI
Applications
1 51 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.046%) S-PLUS
2 1 (0.046%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.42%) assyst
3 4 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.14%) RMDS
5 1 (0.046%) Magento
5 1 (0.046%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 339 (15.76%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (6.42%) Amazon EC2
3 130 (6.04%) PaaS
4 127 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 64 (2.98%) Amazon S3
6 53 (2.46%) IaaS
7 45 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
8 37 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
8 37 (1.72%) SaaS
9 26 (1.21%) Route 53
10 23 (1.07%) GitHub
11 19 (0.88%) Heroku
12 16 (0.74%) Engine Yard
13 14 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
14 12 (0.56%) Joyent
15 11 (0.51%) Google App Engine
16 9 (0.42%) OpenShift
17 5 (0.23%) ElastiCache
17 5 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 4 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 175 (8.14%) DNS
2 154 (7.16%) TCP/IP
3 127 (5.90%) Firewall
4 120 (5.58%) HTTP
5 98 (4.56%) SSL
6 75 (3.49%) Internet
7 66 (3.07%) DHCP
8 61 (2.84%) Network Security
9 50 (2.32%) LDAP
10 41 (1.91%) IPsec
11 35 (1.63%) FTP
11 35 (1.63%) VPN
12 34 (1.58%) LAN
13 33 (1.53%) WAN
14 25 (1.16%) SAN
15 23 (1.07%) VLAN
16 18 (0.84%) IPv6
16 18 (0.84%) BGP
16 18 (0.84%) OSPF
17 16 (0.74%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (16.69%) MongoDB
2 335 (15.57%) MySQL
3 262 (12.18%) NoSQL
4 148 (6.88%) SQL Server
5 129 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
6 118 (5.49%) Relational Database
7 116 (5.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 97 (4.51%) Redis
9 85 (3.95%) RDBMS
10 75 (3.49%) Hadoop
11 68 (3.16%) Big Data
12 38 (1.77%) CouchDB
12 38 (1.77%) Riak
13 30 (1.39%) Oracle Database
14 29 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
15 26 (1.21%) MariaDB
16 24 (1.12%) Couchbase
17 18 (0.84%) Hypertable
18 16 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
19 13 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 747 (34.73%) Jenkins
2 447 (20.78%) Git (software)
3 229 (10.65%) Subversion
4 224 (10.41%) Maven
5 213 (9.90%) JIRA
6 197 (9.16%) TeamCity
7 129 (6.00%) Hudson
8 79 (3.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 65 (3.02%) Cucumber
10 63 (2.93%) Ant
11 55 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 39 (1.81%) Selenium
13 33 (1.53%) Artifactory
14 27 (1.26%) Gradle
14 27 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
15 24 (1.12%) JMeter
15 24 (1.12%) JUnit
15 24 (1.12%) Mercurial
16 23 (1.07%) Gerrit
17 21 (0.98%) Fiddler
General
1 146 (6.79%) Finance
2 76 (3.53%) Banking
3 42 (1.95%) Games
4 40 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 39 (1.81%) Publishing
6 36 (1.67%) Retail
7 25 (1.16%) Marketing
8 17 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 14 (0.65%) Advertising
10 13 (0.60%) Law
10 13 (0.60%) Electronics
10 13 (0.60%) Front Office
11 12 (0.56%) Legal
12 7 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.28%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.14%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.093%) German Language
15 2 (0.093%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.093%) Turkish Language
15 2 (0.093%) Billing
Job Titles
1 957 (44.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 328 (15.25%) Developer
3 221 (10.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 199 (9.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 171 (7.95%) Architect
6 131 (6.09%) Java Developer
7 89 (4.14%) Consultant
8 76 (3.53%) Administrator
9 67 (3.11%) Systems Administrator
10 61 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
10 61 (2.84%) Linux Engineer
11 56 (2.60%) DevOps Consultant
12 46 (2.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 45 (2.09%) Technical Architect
14 39 (1.81%) Senior Developer
15 37 (1.72%) Web Engineer
16 34 (1.58%) DevOps Architect
17 33 (1.53%) Analyst
17 33 (1.53%) Linux Administrator
17 33 (1.53%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (16.83%) Web Services
2 167 (7.76%) .NET
3 128 (5.95%) HTML
4 122 (5.67%) Spring
5 109 (5.07%) J2EE
5 109 (5.07%) LAMP
6 95 (4.42%) CSS
7 90 (4.18%) REST
8 87 (4.04%) RabbitMQ
9 79 (3.67%) XML
10 73 (3.39%) AngularJS
11 70 (3.25%) HTML5
12 69 (3.21%) JSON
13 64 (2.98%) Hibernate
14 63 (2.93%) SOAP
14 63 (2.93%) jQuery
15 61 (2.84%) RESTful
16 52 (2.42%) MCollective
17 48 (2.23%) Middleware
18 43 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 353 (16.41%) Open Source
2 73 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (2.79%) Clustering
4 45 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
5 44 (2.05%) Computer Science
6 41 (1.91%) Mobile App
7 29 (1.35%) Wiki
8 27 (1.26%) User Experience
9 21 (0.98%) Digital Media
9 21 (0.98%) Device Driver
9 21 (0.98%) Replication
10 17 (0.79%) Online Games
11 15 (0.70%) Client/Server
11 15 (0.70%) Taxonomies
12 13 (0.60%) DTV
13 12 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (0.51%) Management Information System
15 9 (0.42%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.42%) Inversion of Control
16 7 (0.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1217 (56.58%) Linux
2 365 (16.97%) Windows
3 362 (16.83%) UNIX
4 252 (11.72%) CentOS
5 230 (10.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 228 (10.60%) Ubuntu
7 85 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 61 (2.84%) Debian
9 30 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (1.35%) Android
10 29 (1.35%) AIX
11 21 (0.98%) Apple iOS
12 20 (0.93%) Solaris
13 19 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 11 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (0.46%) Fedora
17 6 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.28%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.28%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1032 (47.98%) Agile Software Development
2 832 (38.68%) Continuous Integration
3 553 (25.71%) Configuration Management
4 455 (21.15%) Scrum
5 263 (12.23%) TDD
6 155 (7.21%) Automated Testing
7 151 (7.02%) E-Commerce
8 146 (6.79%) Kanban
9 130 (6.04%) BDD
10 114 (5.30%) Release Management
10 114 (5.30%) Load Balancing
11 113 (5.25%) SOA
12 105 (4.88%) Software Engineering
12 105 (4.88%) OO
13 88 (4.09%) Build Automation
14 83 (3.86%) Continuous Improvement
15 77 (3.58%) Change Management
16 74 (3.44%) Pair Programming
17 71 (3.30%) Project Management
17 71 (3.30%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 826 (38.40%) Java
2 644 (29.94%) Ruby
3 637 (29.61%) Python
4 384 (17.85%) Bash Shell
5 328 (15.25%) Perl
6 285 (13.25%) PHP
7 223 (10.37%) SQL
8 164 (7.62%) JavaScript
9 143 (6.65%) PowerShell
10 109 (5.07%) C#
10 109 (5.07%) Shell Script
11 105 (4.88%) Scala
12 49 (2.28%) C
13 48 (2.23%) C++
14 46 (2.14%) Groovy
15 39 (1.81%) Clojure
16 28 (1.30%) Golang
17 24 (1.12%) Korn
18 7 (0.33%) PHP5
18 7 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 205 (9.53%) Security Cleared
2 127 (5.90%) SC Cleared
3 71 (3.30%) Degree
4 38 (1.77%) VCP4
5 27 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (1.21%) CCNA
6 26 (1.21%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.33%) CISSP
9 6 (0.28%) JNCIA
9 6 (0.28%) CCSA
9 6 (0.28%) CISM
10 5 (0.23%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.19%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.093%) RHCE
13 1 (0.046%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.046%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.046%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.83%) QA
2 26 (1.21%) SLA
3 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.046%) EMIR
System Software
1 182 (8.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 105 (4.88%) Docker
3 69 (3.21%) Active Directory
4 51 (2.37%) vCloud
4 51 (2.37%) Varnish
5 47 (2.19%) vSphere
6 35 (1.63%) XenServer
7 27 (1.26%) Samba
8 22 (1.02%) Xen
9 21 (0.98%) Hyper-V
10 19 (0.88%) Postfix
11 18 (0.84%) VMware ESX
11 18 (0.84%) KVM
12 16 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
14 13 (0.60%) NFS
15 11 (0.51%) VirtualBox
15 11 (0.51%) Shibboleth
16 9 (0.42%) Squid
17 8 (0.37%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 1163 (54.07%) Puppet
2 765 (35.56%) Opscode Chef
3 313 (14.55%) Ansible
4 256 (11.90%) Nagios
5 142 (6.60%) Vagrant
6 136 (6.32%) Salt
7 94 (4.37%) ZABBIX
8 70 (3.25%) Graphite
9 49 (2.28%) Cobbler
10 35 (1.63%) Kibana
10 35 (1.63%) collectd
10 35 (1.63%) HAProxy
11 31 (1.44%) Cacti
12 26 (1.21%) Opsview
13 25 (1.16%) Icinga
14 24 (1.12%) Tivoli
14 24 (1.12%) CFEngine
15 18 (0.84%) Graylog
15 18 (0.84%) logstash
15 18 (0.84%) SCOM
Vendors
1 334 (15.53%) VMware
2 283 (13.16%) Red Hat
3 205 (9.53%) Oracle
4 149 (6.93%) Microsoft
5 81 (3.77%) Rackspace
6 58 (2.70%) New Relic
7 57 (2.65%) Splunk
8 47 (2.19%) IBM
9 46 (2.14%) Atlassian
10 44 (2.05%) SaltStack
11 43 (2.00%) Akamai
12 40 (1.86%) Citrix
13 31 (1.44%) Perforce
14 30 (1.39%) Cisco
15 25 (1.16%) Google
16 24 (1.12%) F5
17 23 (1.07%) Percona
18 16 (0.74%) DigitalOcean
19 14 (0.65%) Websense
20 13 (0.60%) Twitter
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 350 - 450
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £330.00 - £365.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 13 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Intelletect
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday