The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DevOps skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DevOps over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

DevOps
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 35 98
Rank change year-on-year +9 +63  
Contract jobs citing DevOps 2822 2401 1129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.65% 4.86% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.84% 5.82% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2033 1730 823
Median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £385 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £465 £413
% change year-on-year +2.15% +12.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 2
Median hourly rate £47.50 £55.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.63% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.00 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year +3.63% -  

DevOps is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35981 41220 41210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.49% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23640 27663 26906
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 964 1142
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.05 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing DevOps as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in England

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in England

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in England

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps in England

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DevOps in England

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
London +9 1718 £525 +5.00% 408
South East +24 393 £488 +2.78% 93
North West +15 157 £425 -5.76% 67
East of England +33 146 £510 +2.00% 31
South West +37 137 £440 +3.52% 38
Yorkshire -13 95 £425 -13.48% 49
West Midlands +19 91 £500 +20.48% 23
East Midlands -19 57 £500 -4.76% 17
North East +25 9 £500 - 3
Midlands - 6 £525 - 40
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 2870 (52.30%) Agile Software Development
2 2291 (41.75%) Linux
3 1846 (33.64%) Java
4 1806 (32.91%) Amazon AWS
5 1667 (30.38%) Jenkins
6 1633 (29.76%) Puppet
7 1519 (27.68%) Ansible
8 1495 (27.24%) Continuous Integration
9 1478 (26.93%) Python
10 1452 (26.46%) Docker
11 1299 (23.67%) Git (software)
12 1087 (19.81%) Opscode Chef
13 1039 (18.93%) TDD
14 1005 (18.31%) Scrum
15 1002 (18.26%) Configuration Management
16 884 (16.11%) Finance
17 805 (14.67%) Ruby
18 789 (14.38%) Microservices
19 787 (14.34%) Microsoft Azure
20 771 (14.05%) Open Source
21 754 (13.74%) JavaScript
22 737 (13.43%) Windows
23 726 (13.23%) Test Automation
24 706 (12.86%) Unix
25 691 (12.59%) Security Cleared
26 686 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
27 643 (11.72%) SQL
28 641 (11.68%) Bash Shell
29 585 (10.66%) JIRA
30 576 (10.50%) Kubernetes

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 392 (7.14%) Confluence
2 324 (5.90%) Apache
3 286 (5.21%) Elasticsearch
4 259 (4.72%) Tomcat
5 224 (4.08%) nginx
6 213 (3.88%) JBoss
7 207 (3.77%) OpenStack
8 160 (2.92%) Cloud Foundry
9 157 (2.86%) IIS
10 146 (2.66%) WebLogic
11 137 (2.50%) WebSphere
12 132 (2.41%) Apache Spark
13 71 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 67 (1.22%) CMS
15 66 (1.20%) SharePoint
16 49 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 42 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
18 31 (0.56%) Jetty
19 29 (0.53%) Drupal
20 28 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 32 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.31%) HipChat
5 8 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.018%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.018%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 106 (1.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 25 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
4 8 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.13%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 7 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.091%) SAP HCM
7 4 (0.073%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.073%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.073%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.073%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.073%) Siebel CRM
8 3 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.055%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 3 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.036%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.036%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.018%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.018%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1806 (32.91%) Amazon AWS
2 787 (14.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 371 (6.76%) GitHub
4 368 (6.71%) PaaS
5 262 (4.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 238 (4.34%) IaaS
7 234 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
8 167 (3.04%) Amazon S3
9 132 (2.41%) SaaS
10 107 (1.95%) OpenShift
11 95 (1.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 93 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
13 88 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
14 87 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
15 74 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 69 (1.26%) Amazon ELB
17 62 (1.13%) Office 365
18 48 (0.87%) Datadog
19 47 (0.86%) Route 53
20 45 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 385 (7.02%) HTTP
2 267 (4.87%) TCP/IP
3 243 (4.43%) SSL
4 236 (4.30%) Firewall
5 231 (4.21%) DNS
6 116 (2.11%) LDAP
7 96 (1.75%) VPN
8 81 (1.48%) Internet
9 79 (1.44%) SAN
10 75 (1.37%) WAN
11 70 (1.28%) DHCP
12 62 (1.13%) LAN
13 48 (0.87%) HTTPS
14 45 (0.82%) Network Security
15 42 (0.77%) Kerberos
16 37 (0.67%) IPsec
16 37 (0.67%) SSH
17 31 (0.56%) NAS
18 28 (0.51%) SMTP
19 26 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (7.76%) MongoDB
2 413 (7.53%) SQL Server
3 405 (7.38%) NoSQL
4 390 (7.11%) Big Data
5 382 (6.96%) MySQL
6 373 (6.80%) PostgreSQL
7 328 (5.98%) Hadoop
8 256 (4.66%) Relational Database
9 192 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
10 177 (3.23%) Redis
11 130 (2.37%) Oracle Database
12 99 (1.80%) RDBMS
13 96 (1.75%) Apache Hive
14 92 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
15 88 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 87 (1.59%) HBase
17 71 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
18 61 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
19 49 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
20 41 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1667 (30.38%) Jenkins
2 1299 (23.67%) Git (software)
3 585 (10.66%) JIRA
4 468 (8.53%) Maven
5 296 (5.39%) TeamCity
6 274 (4.99%) Selenium
7 251 (4.57%) Sonatype Nexus
8 233 (4.25%) Subversion
9 211 (3.84%) Cucumber
10 203 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 192 (3.50%) Octopus Deploy
12 188 (3.43%) JUnit
13 159 (2.90%) Bitbucket
14 152 (2.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 150 (2.73%) Gradle
16 147 (2.68%) Vagrant
17 137 (2.50%) Ant
18 115 (2.10%) GitLab
19 102 (1.86%) gulp
20 99 (1.80%) Artifactory
General
1 884 (16.11%) Finance
2 468 (8.53%) Banking
3 175 (3.19%) Retail
4 170 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 159 (2.90%) Marketing
6 110 (2.00%) Manufacturing
7 108 (1.97%) Electronics
8 93 (1.69%) Investment Banking
9 63 (1.15%) Front Office
10 51 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 44 (0.80%) Publishing
12 39 (0.71%) Games
13 34 (0.62%) Legal
14 33 (0.60%) Law
15 25 (0.46%) Back Office
15 25 (0.46%) Retail Banking
16 17 (0.31%) Billing
17 13 (0.24%) Advertising
18 12 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
19 11 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2014 (36.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 1408 (25.66%) Developer
3 558 (10.17%) AWS DevOps
4 511 (9.31%) Java Developer
5 491 (8.95%) AWS Engineer
6 432 (7.87%) Architect
6 432 (7.87%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 356 (6.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 326 (5.94%) Linux Engineer
9 275 (5.01%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 272 (4.96%) Consultant
11 235 (4.28%) Senior DevOps
12 207 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
13 204 (3.72%) Senior Developer
14 180 (3.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 175 (3.19%) DevOps Consultant
16 164 (2.99%) DevOps Developer
17 143 (2.61%) Lead DevOps
18 140 (2.55%) Java Engineer
19 135 (2.46%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 563 (10.26%) .NET
2 545 (9.93%) Web Services
3 544 (9.91%) Node.js
4 431 (7.85%) Spring
5 428 (7.80%) HTML
6 405 (7.38%) REST
7 367 (6.69%) CSS
8 365 (6.65%) AngularJS
9 298 (5.43%) RESTful
10 273 (4.97%) Elastic Stack
11 252 (4.59%) HTML5
12 230 (4.19%) XML
13 227 (4.14%) Middleware
14 220 (4.01%) SOAP
15 208 (3.79%) Kafka
16 204 (3.72%) JSON
17 194 (3.53%) React
18 189 (3.44%) J2EE
19 186 (3.39%) ASP.NET
20 147 (2.68%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 270 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
2 214 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 182 (3.32%) User Experience
4 159 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 157 (2.86%) Public Cloud
6 136 (2.48%) Data Centre
7 83 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
8 80 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 80 (1.46%) Virtual Team
9 76 (1.38%) Management Information System
10 74 (1.35%) Fintech
11 71 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
12 70 (1.28%) Clustering
13 55 (1.00%) Private Cloud
14 48 (0.87%) Blog
15 45 (0.82%) Data Structures
16 40 (0.73%) Fixed Income
16 40 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
17 38 (0.69%) Algorithms
18 36 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2291 (41.75%) Linux
2 737 (13.43%) Windows
3 706 (12.86%) Unix
4 545 (9.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 358 (6.52%) CentOS
6 223 (4.06%) Ubuntu
7 203 (3.70%) Windows Server
8 104 (1.90%) Solaris
9 75 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 69 (1.26%) AIX
10 69 (1.26%) Mac OS X
11 67 (1.22%) Android
12 66 (1.20%) Apple iOS
13 56 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
14 50 (0.91%) CoreOS
15 38 (0.69%) SUSE
16 37 (0.67%) Debian
17 29 (0.53%) VMS
18 22 (0.40%) Mac OS
19 18 (0.33%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2870 (52.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1495 (27.24%) Continuous Integration
3 1039 (18.93%) TDD
4 1005 (18.31%) Scrum
5 1002 (18.26%) Configuration Management
6 789 (14.38%) Microservices
7 771 (14.05%) Open Source
8 726 (13.23%) Test Automation
9 686 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
10 484 (8.82%) BDD
11 420 (7.65%) Kanban
12 411 (7.49%) Software Engineering
13 312 (5.69%) Mentoring
13 312 (5.69%) Migration
14 285 (5.19%) E-Commerce
15 262 (4.77%) Continuous Deployment
16 248 (4.52%) SOA
17 229 (4.17%) MVC
18 224 (4.08%) Analytics
19 219 (3.99%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1846 (33.64%) Java
2 1478 (26.93%) Python
3 805 (14.67%) Ruby
4 754 (13.74%) JavaScript
5 643 (11.72%) SQL
6 641 (11.68%) Bash Shell
7 454 (8.27%) C#
8 418 (7.62%) PowerShell
9 384 (7.00%) Perl
10 327 (5.96%) Scala
11 213 (3.88%) Go
11 213 (3.88%) Shell Script
12 178 (3.24%) PHP
13 156 (2.84%) Groovy
14 87 (1.59%) C++
15 85 (1.55%) C
16 57 (1.04%) T-SQL
17 55 (1.00%) TypeScript
18 42 (0.77%) PL/SQL
19 39 (0.71%) ES6
Qualifications
1 691 (12.59%) Security Cleared
2 552 (10.06%) SC Cleared
3 216 (3.94%) Degree
4 75 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 73 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 58 (1.06%) AWS Certification
7 42 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 41 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 32 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (0.58%) RHCE
10 30 (0.55%) CISSP
11 28 (0.51%) MCSE
11 28 (0.51%) PMI Certification
12 25 (0.46%) PMP
13 23 (0.42%) CCNA
14 17 (0.31%) Chartered Engineer
15 16 (0.29%) ISEB
16 15 (0.27%) CCNP
17 14 (0.26%) RHCSA
18 13 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (4.15%) QA
2 33 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 26 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.29%) JSP 440
4 16 (0.29%) PMO
5 15 (0.27%) GPG13
6 14 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.24%) SLA
8 12 (0.22%) HL7
9 10 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
10 9 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (0.16%) MiFID
11 8 (0.15%) COBIT
11 8 (0.15%) EMIR
12 7 (0.13%) GCP
12 7 (0.13%) GDPR
12 7 (0.13%) PA-DSS
13 6 (0.11%) EFQM
14 5 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1452 (26.46%) Docker
2 269 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (3.23%) Active Directory
4 127 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
5 81 (1.48%) HDFS
6 74 (1.35%) vSphere
7 69 (1.26%) vCloud
8 54 (0.98%) Xen
9 50 (0.91%) Hyper-V
10 39 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
11 35 (0.64%) KVM
12 34 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 29 (0.53%) NFS
14 22 (0.40%) etcd
14 22 (0.40%) flannel
15 18 (0.33%) LXC
15 18 (0.33%) Squid
16 14 (0.26%) XenApp
17 12 (0.22%) GlusterFS
17 12 (0.22%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1633 (29.76%) Puppet
2 1519 (27.68%) Ansible
3 1087 (19.81%) Opscode Chef
4 576 (10.50%) Kubernetes
5 482 (8.78%) Terraform
6 169 (3.08%) logstash
7 167 (3.04%) Nagios
8 156 (2.84%) Kibana
9 105 (1.91%) Salt
10 99 (1.80%) Graphite
11 98 (1.79%) ZABBIX
12 94 (1.71%) Grafana
13 89 (1.62%) Packer
14 86 (1.57%) Mesos
15 64 (1.17%) Rancher
16 58 (1.06%) HAProxy
17 51 (0.93%) Prometheus
18 49 (0.89%) Consul
18 49 (0.89%) vRealize
19 46 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 518 (9.44%) Oracle
2 498 (9.07%) VMware
3 494 (9.00%) Red Hat
4 454 (8.27%) Microsoft
5 203 (3.70%) Splunk
6 160 (2.92%) Google
7 156 (2.84%) IBM
8 154 (2.81%) Atlassian
9 144 (2.62%) SAP
10 109 (1.99%) AppDynamics
11 98 (1.79%) SaltStack
12 88 (1.60%) Cisco
13 87 (1.59%) HP
14 78 (1.42%) New Relic
15 75 (1.37%) TIBCO
16 55 (1.00%) Adobe
17 54 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
18 51 (0.93%) ServiceNow
19 49 (0.89%) Rackspace
20 48 (0.87%) MuleSoft
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £450 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Rate: Day rate £330-£350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
onezeero.
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Talent International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newquay, Cornwall
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Pro rata 6 month fixed term
Posted: Yesterday