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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
DevOps
UK / England
Rank 30 51 115
Rank change year-on-year +21 +64  
Contract jobs citing DevOps 2629 1831 894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.37% 3.76% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.66% 4.54% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1923 1302 664
Median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 1
Median hourly rate £65.00 £50.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.71% +26.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £51.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.60% +29.37%  

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 34339 40363 38097
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.24% 82.94% 80.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22721 26823 23995
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 995 1110
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +23 1557 £525 +5.00% 390
South East +43 368 £463 +2.77% 104
Yorkshire +6 158 £425 -10.52% 51
East of England +52 151 £525 +7.69% 36
North West +39 121 £475 +5.55% 56
South West +24 97 £475 +5.55% 29
North East +42 94 £425 +37.09% 11
West Midlands -14 46 £500 +25.00% 19
East Midlands -8 26 £450 -14.28% 7
Midlands +11 3 £550 +10.00%
DevOps
UK

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 2792 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 2350 (43.53%) Linux
3 1802 (33.38%) Puppet
4 1706 (31.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1706 (31.60%) Jenkins
5 1681 (31.14%) Java
6 1536 (28.45%) Ansible
7 1501 (27.81%) Continuous Integration
8 1448 (26.82%) Python
9 1432 (26.53%) Docker
10 1230 (22.79%) Git (software)
11 1091 (20.21%) Opscode Chef
12 957 (17.73%) Configuration Management
13 912 (16.90%) Scrum
14 868 (16.08%) Ruby
15 823 (15.25%) TDD
16 782 (14.49%) Finance
17 754 (13.97%) Windows
18 733 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
19 719 (13.32%) Bash Shell
20 714 (13.23%) Open Source
21 687 (12.73%) JavaScript
22 665 (12.32%) Unix
23 641 (11.87%) Security Cleared
24 616 (11.41%) JIRA
25 606 (11.23%) Continuous Delivery
26 604 (11.19%) SQL
27 593 (10.99%) Microservices
28 574 (10.63%) Web Services
29 569 (10.54%) VMware

DevOps
Top Related 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
1 412 (7.63%) Confluence
2 331 (6.13%) Apache
3 264 (4.89%) Elasticsearch
4 245 (4.54%) nginx
5 241 (4.46%) Tomcat
6 200 (3.71%) OpenStack
7 179 (3.32%) Apache Spark
8 177 (3.28%) WebSphere
9 167 (3.09%) JBoss
10 160 (2.96%) WebLogic
11 151 (2.80%) IIS
12 111 (2.06%) Cloud Foundry
13 63 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 63 (1.17%) SharePoint
14 52 (0.96%) CMS
15 46 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
16 41 (0.76%) Apache Pig
17 40 (0.74%) Jetty
18 39 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 26 (0.48%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 171 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 50 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 32 (0.59%) HipChat
4 18 (0.33%) MS Office
5 14 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.11%) MS Project
7 3 (0.056%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.056%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 57 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 23 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 14 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
7 8 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
8 7 (0.13%) Endur
8 7 (0.13%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 5 (0.093%) BusinessWorks
9 5 (0.093%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.093%) SAP HCM
10 4 (0.074%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.074%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.074%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.056%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.056%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.056%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1706 (31.60%) Amazon AWS
2 733 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 377 (6.98%) GitHub
4 332 (6.15%) PaaS
5 274 (5.08%) IaaS
6 247 (4.58%) Amazon EC2
6 247 (4.58%) AWS CloudFormation
7 176 (3.26%) SaaS
8 175 (3.24%) Amazon S3
9 125 (2.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 78 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 78 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
11 71 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
12 70 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
13 69 (1.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 69 (1.28%) Route 53
14 58 (1.07%) Amazon EMR
15 57 (1.06%) OpenShift
16 55 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
17 40 (0.74%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 339 (6.28%) HTTP
2 290 (5.37%) TCP/IP
3 253 (4.69%) DNS
4 224 (4.15%) SSL
5 218 (4.04%) Firewall
6 168 (3.11%) LDAP
7 163 (3.02%) VPN
8 83 (1.54%) Internet
9 74 (1.37%) DHCP
10 69 (1.28%) WAN
11 63 (1.17%) LAN
12 60 (1.11%) SAN
13 54 (1.00%) Kerberos
14 53 (0.98%) SSH
15 50 (0.93%) IPsec
16 44 (0.82%) Reverse Proxy
17 40 (0.74%) SMTP
18 38 (0.70%) Network Security
19 37 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
20 36 (0.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 485 (8.98%) Big Data
2 398 (7.37%) Hadoop
3 380 (7.04%) SQL Server
4 369 (6.84%) MongoDB
5 357 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
6 350 (6.48%) NoSQL
7 328 (6.08%) MySQL
8 190 (3.52%) Relational Database
9 157 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
10 154 (2.85%) Redis
11 139 (2.58%) Oracle Database
12 128 (2.37%) Apache Hive
13 124 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
14 104 (1.93%) HBase
15 84 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 67 (1.24%) RDBMS
17 60 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
18 55 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
19 54 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
20 45 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1706 (31.60%) Jenkins
2 1230 (22.79%) Git (software)
3 616 (11.41%) JIRA
4 391 (7.24%) Maven
5 264 (4.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 264 (4.89%) TeamCity
6 256 (4.74%) Selenium
7 231 (4.28%) Subversion
8 228 (4.22%) Vagrant
9 186 (3.45%) Cucumber
10 173 (3.20%) JUnit
11 170 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 161 (2.98%) Octopus Deploy
13 151 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
14 141 (2.61%) Gradle
15 121 (2.24%) Ant
16 115 (2.13%) Bitbucket
17 95 (1.76%) Hudson
18 94 (1.74%) GitLab
19 88 (1.63%) SonarQube
General
1 782 (14.49%) Finance
2 457 (8.47%) Banking
3 173 (3.20%) Retail
4 133 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 107 (1.98%) Marketing
6 85 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 69 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 66 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 63 (1.17%) Publishing
10 58 (1.07%) Games
11 57 (1.06%) Electronics
12 47 (0.87%) Front Office
13 36 (0.67%) Advertising
14 24 (0.44%) Back Office
15 20 (0.37%) Law
16 12 (0.22%) Legal
17 11 (0.20%) Retail Banking
18 8 (0.15%) Billing
19 7 (0.13%) General Ledger
19 7 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2098 (38.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 1139 (21.10%) Developer
3 574 (10.63%) AWS DevOps
4 472 (8.74%) AWS Engineer
5 452 (8.37%) Java Developer
6 421 (7.80%) Architect
7 386 (7.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 334 (6.19%) Consultant
9 316 (5.85%) Linux Engineer
10 271 (5.02%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 259 (4.80%) Senior DevOps
12 233 (4.32%) DevOps Consultant
13 186 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
14 171 (3.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 170 (3.15%) Senior Developer
16 140 (2.59%) Lead DevOps
17 138 (2.56%) Azure DevOps
18 135 (2.50%) Java Engineer
19 130 (2.41%) Azure Engineer
20 127 (2.35%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 574 (10.63%) Web Services
2 485 (8.98%) .NET
3 377 (6.98%) Node.js
4 372 (6.89%) HTML
5 363 (6.72%) REST
6 312 (5.78%) AngularJS
7 305 (5.65%) Spring
8 277 (5.13%) CSS
9 226 (4.19%) Elastic Stack
10 216 (4.00%) XML
11 199 (3.69%) RESTful
12 195 (3.61%) JSON
13 183 (3.39%) SOAP
14 180 (3.33%) Middleware
15 176 (3.26%) HTML5
16 166 (3.08%) ASP.NET
17 154 (2.85%) Kafka
18 138 (2.56%) J2EE
19 128 (2.37%) React
20 121 (2.24%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 278 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 171 (3.17%) User Experience
3 165 (3.06%) Public Cloud
4 162 (3.00%) Data Centre
5 126 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 82 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 75 (1.39%) Virtual Team
8 70 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
9 64 (1.19%) Management Information System
10 62 (1.15%) Algorithms
10 62 (1.15%) Clustering
10 62 (1.15%) Fintech
11 54 (1.00%) Private Cloud
12 52 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 42 (0.78%) iPad
14 41 (0.76%) Data Structures
15 37 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
16 36 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 33 (0.61%) PKI
17 33 (0.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2350 (43.53%) Linux
2 754 (13.97%) Windows
3 665 (12.32%) Unix
4 528 (9.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 342 (6.34%) CentOS
6 236 (4.37%) Ubuntu
7 200 (3.71%) Windows Server
8 106 (1.96%) AIX
9 92 (1.70%) CoreOS
10 74 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 74 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 59 (1.09%) Android
12 58 (1.07%) Solaris
13 57 (1.06%) Apple iOS
14 46 (0.85%) Debian
15 33 (0.61%) Mac OS X
16 31 (0.57%) RancherOS
17 30 (0.56%) Windows 2000
18 29 (0.54%) Windows XP
19 27 (0.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2792 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1501 (27.81%) Continuous Integration
3 957 (17.73%) Configuration Management
4 912 (16.90%) Scrum
5 823 (15.25%) TDD
6 714 (13.23%) Open Source
7 606 (11.23%) Continuous Delivery
8 593 (10.99%) Microservices
9 437 (8.10%) BDD
10 345 (6.39%) Software Engineering
11 301 (5.58%) Migration
12 300 (5.56%) Kanban
13 290 (5.37%) E-Commerce
14 278 (5.15%) ITIL
15 273 (5.06%) Mentoring
16 257 (4.76%) High Availability
17 235 (4.35%) Automated Testing
18 220 (4.08%) Continuous Deployment
19 219 (4.06%) OO
20 205 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1681 (31.14%) Java
2 1448 (26.82%) Python
3 868 (16.08%) Ruby
4 719 (13.32%) Bash Shell
5 687 (12.73%) JavaScript
6 604 (11.19%) SQL
7 413 (7.65%) Perl
8 387 (7.17%) PowerShell
9 376 (6.97%) C#
10 311 (5.76%) Scala
11 247 (4.58%) Go
12 211 (3.91%) Shell Script
13 165 (3.06%) PHP
14 131 (2.43%) C
15 117 (2.17%) Groovy
16 75 (1.39%) C++
17 65 (1.20%) T-SQL
18 42 (0.78%) Clojure
19 36 (0.67%) ES6
20 34 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 641 (11.87%) Security Cleared
2 502 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 190 (3.52%) Degree
4 88 (1.63%) DV Cleared
5 69 (1.28%) AWS Certification
6 46 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 30 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (0.35%) MCSE
9 18 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (0.33%) RHCE
10 17 (0.31%) PMI Certification
11 16 (0.30%) CISSP
11 16 (0.30%) ISEB
12 15 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.22%) CCA
13 12 (0.22%) PMP
14 8 (0.15%) CCNA
14 8 (0.15%) CCNP
14 8 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
14 8 (0.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (4.89%) QA
2 45 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 41 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 40 (0.74%) SLA
5 13 (0.24%) GPG13
6 12 (0.22%) PMO
7 9 (0.17%) MiFID
8 8 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 8 (0.15%) EMIR
9 7 (0.13%) PA-DSS
10 6 (0.11%) COBIT
10 6 (0.11%) EFQM
11 5 (0.093%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.074%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 3 (0.056%) HL7
13 3 (0.056%) SDET
14 2 (0.037%) FATCA
14 2 (0.037%) GCP
14 2 (0.037%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1432 (26.53%) Docker
2 269 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (3.39%) Active Directory
4 120 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
5 106 (1.96%) vCloud
6 101 (1.87%) HDFS
7 70 (1.30%) vSphere
8 65 (1.20%) Xen
9 50 (0.93%) Hyper-V
10 34 (0.63%) VMware ESX
10 34 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
11 32 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 31 (0.57%) NFS
13 30 (0.56%) KVM
14 27 (0.50%) etcd
15 25 (0.46%) Squid
16 24 (0.44%) Postfix
17 21 (0.39%) XenApp
18 20 (0.37%) XenServer
19 18 (0.33%) flannel
Systems Management
1 1802 (33.38%) Puppet
2 1536 (28.45%) Ansible
3 1091 (20.21%) Opscode Chef
4 491 (9.10%) Kubernetes
5 435 (8.06%) Terraform
6 177 (3.28%) Nagios
7 166 (3.08%) logstash
8 159 (2.95%) Salt
9 157 (2.91%) Kibana
10 121 (2.24%) ZABBIX
11 95 (1.76%) Rancher
12 92 (1.70%) Mesos
13 80 (1.48%) Packer
14 79 (1.46%) Graphite
15 73 (1.35%) HAProxy
16 71 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
17 70 (1.30%) Consul
18 48 (0.89%) Grafana
19 43 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
20 40 (0.74%) SELinux
Vendors
1 569 (10.54%) VMware
2 520 (9.63%) Oracle
3 459 (8.50%) Red Hat
4 437 (8.10%) Microsoft
5 212 (3.93%) Atlassian
6 211 (3.91%) Splunk
7 162 (3.00%) IBM
8 140 (2.59%) Google
9 118 (2.19%) SaltStack
10 98 (1.82%) Cisco
10 98 (1.82%) HP
11 91 (1.69%) AppDynamics
12 90 (1.67%) SAP
13 79 (1.46%) New Relic
14 73 (1.35%) Rackspace
15 64 (1.19%) TIBCO
16 62 (1.15%) MuleSoft
17 59 (1.09%) ServiceNow
18 58 (1.07%) Hortonworks
19 55 (1.02%) Informatica
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
Tiro Partners
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable - outside of IR35
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £635 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: Up to £520 per day Lauren
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £650 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 6 months contract + likely extensions
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £340 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago