Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for DevOps skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DevOps over the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 32 81
Rank change year-on-year +9 +49 +67
Contract jobs citing DevOps 7012 5850 2860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.86% 5.62% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.11% 6.70% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5192 4160 2058
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £375 £369 £350
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 16 13
UK median hourly rate £47.25 £55.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.09% - -15.38%
10th Percentile £35.00 £43.69 £34.84
90th Percentile £78.88 £59.31 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.75 £55.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -16.82% - -

DevOps is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Top 16 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 6631 £513 +2.50% 967
London +2 4135 £525 - 507
UK excluding London +14 2790 £475 +2.15% 490
South East +27 913 £475 - 89
North of England 0 660 £463 - 173
Midlands +18 381 £493 +3.68% 70
South West +18 296 £475 +5.56% 65
North West +13 290 £481 +6.94% 101
Yorkshire -4 269 £462 -2.74% 59
East of England +8 242 £525 +5.00% 62
Scotland +56 241 £463 +8.82% 24
West Midlands +15 222 £488 +2.63% 42
East Midlands +18 158 £500 +5.26% 28
North East +18 119 £450 - 13
Wales -22 40 £475 - 6
Northern Ireland -19 31 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 with a requirement for DevOps.

1 3584 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2738 (39.05%) Linux
3 2594 (36.99%) Amazon AWS
4 2304 (32.86%) Jenkins
5 2267 (32.33%) Java
6 2057 (29.34%) Docker
7 2024 (28.86%) Ansible
8 2004 (28.58%) Python
9 1836 (26.18%) Puppet
10 1774 (25.30%) Continuous Integration
11 1637 (23.35%) Git (software)
12 1274 (18.17%) Finance
13 1254 (17.88%) Scrum
14 1226 (17.48%) Configuration Management
15 1201 (17.13%) Opscode Chef
16 1106 (15.77%) TDD
17 1105 (15.76%) Microsoft Azure
18 949 (13.53%) Terraform
19 940 (13.41%) Windows
20 924 (13.18%) JIRA
21 902 (12.86%) Microservices
22 871 (12.42%) Unix
23 853 (12.16%) Ruby
24 849 (12.11%) JavaScript
25 848 (12.09%) Bash Shell
26 845 (12.05%) Test Automation
27 842 (12.01%) Open Source
28 838 (11.95%) Kubernetes
29 831 (11.85%) Continuous Delivery
30 806 (11.49%) Security Cleared

DevOps
Co-occurring 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
1 579 (8.26%) Confluence
2 367 (5.23%) Apache
3 347 (4.95%) Tomcat
4 346 (4.93%) Elasticsearch
5 257 (3.67%) nginx
6 256 (3.65%) OpenStack
7 245 (3.49%) Apache Spark
8 214 (3.05%) JBoss
9 191 (2.72%) Cloud Foundry
10 168 (2.40%) IIS
11 122 (1.74%) WebSphere
12 109 (1.55%) WebLogic
13 79 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 67 (0.96%) CMS
15 59 (0.84%) SharePoint
16 58 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 37 (0.53%) Jetty
18 35 (0.50%) Apache Solr
18 35 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
19 34 (0.48%) Mule
Applications
1 35 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (0.46%) HipChat
3 25 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.086%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.014%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.014%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 12 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 12 (0.17%) ION MarketView
5 12 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 8 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 8 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.100%) Magento
8 6 (0.086%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.043%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.043%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.043%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.043%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.029%) OpenText Process Suite
11 2 (0.029%) Salerio
11 2 (0.029%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2594 (36.99%) Amazon AWS
2 1105 (15.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 459 (6.55%) GitHub
4 437 (6.23%) PaaS
5 373 (5.32%) Amazon EC2
6 362 (5.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 327 (4.66%) IaaS
8 265 (3.78%) Amazon S3
9 202 (2.88%) Serverless
10 192 (2.74%) SaaS
11 188 (2.68%) Google Cloud Platform
11 188 (2.68%) OpenShift
12 175 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
13 163 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
14 147 (2.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 123 (1.75%) Route 53
16 118 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 103 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
17 103 (1.47%) npm
18 69 (0.98%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 348 (4.96%) HTTP
2 303 (4.32%) TCP/IP
3 294 (4.19%) Firewall
4 257 (3.67%) DNS
5 230 (3.28%) SSL
6 105 (1.50%) Internet
6 105 (1.50%) VPN
7 82 (1.17%) SAN
8 79 (1.13%) LAN
9 78 (1.11%) LDAP
10 77 (1.10%) Network Security
10 77 (1.10%) WAN
11 72 (1.03%) DHCP
12 38 (0.54%) SSH
13 35 (0.50%) OpenLDAP
14 34 (0.48%) SMS
15 33 (0.47%) Kerberos
16 32 (0.46%) HTTPS
17 31 (0.44%) FTP
18 29 (0.41%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 545 (7.77%) NoSQL
2 504 (7.19%) MySQL
3 493 (7.03%) MongoDB
4 486 (6.93%) PostgreSQL
5 472 (6.73%) SQL Server
6 391 (5.58%) Big Data
7 387 (5.52%) Hadoop
8 289 (4.12%) Relational Database
9 195 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
10 188 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 163 (2.32%) Redis
12 157 (2.24%) RDBMS
13 144 (2.05%) Oracle Database
14 123 (1.75%) Apache Hive
15 117 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 110 (1.57%) HBase
17 65 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
18 63 (0.90%) Sqoop
19 47 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 40 (0.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2304 (32.86%) Jenkins
2 1637 (23.35%) Git (software)
3 924 (13.18%) JIRA
4 569 (8.11%) Maven
5 512 (7.30%) TeamCity
6 353 (5.03%) Sonatype Nexus
7 306 (4.36%) Selenium
8 303 (4.32%) Subversion
9 302 (4.31%) Bitbucket
10 263 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 254 (3.62%) Octopus Deploy
12 229 (3.27%) Cucumber
13 213 (3.04%) Artifactory
14 199 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
15 182 (2.60%) Vagrant
16 172 (2.45%) JUnit
17 154 (2.20%) Gradle
18 152 (2.17%) Ant
19 146 (2.08%) GitLab
20 143 (2.04%) SonarQube
General
1 1274 (18.17%) Finance
2 664 (9.47%) Banking
3 210 (2.99%) Retail
4 209 (2.98%) Marketing
5 189 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 152 (2.17%) Investment Banking
7 124 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 122 (1.74%) Electronics
9 81 (1.16%) Front Office
10 75 (1.07%) Games
11 74 (1.06%) Publishing
12 71 (1.01%) Financial Institution
13 66 (0.94%) Retail Banking
14 53 (0.76%) Legal
15 41 (0.58%) Law
16 35 (0.50%) Advertising
16 35 (0.50%) Billing
17 31 (0.44%) Automotive
18 23 (0.33%) Back Office
19 18 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2855 (40.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 1533 (21.86%) Developer
3 827 (11.79%) AWS DevOps
4 768 (10.95%) AWS Engineer
5 687 (9.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 556 (7.93%) Java Developer
7 517 (7.37%) Architect
8 453 (6.46%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 417 (5.95%) Linux Engineer
10 360 (5.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 334 (4.76%) Senior DevOps
12 330 (4.71%) Consultant
13 292 (4.16%) Cloud Engineer
14 289 (4.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 231 (3.29%) Senior Developer
16 229 (3.27%) DevOps Consultant
17 209 (2.98%) DevOps Developer
18 190 (2.71%) Azure DevOps
19 181 (2.58%) Lead DevOps
20 176 (2.51%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 803 (11.45%) Web Services
2 685 (9.77%) .NET
3 594 (8.47%) Node.js
4 462 (6.59%) AngularJS
5 461 (6.57%) REST
6 432 (6.16%) HTML
7 422 (6.02%) Spring
8 414 (5.90%) RESTful
9 358 (5.11%) Elastic Stack
10 339 (4.83%) CSS
11 319 (4.55%) Kafka
12 316 (4.51%) React
13 284 (4.05%) JSON
14 271 (3.86%) Middleware
15 245 (3.49%) HTML5
16 230 (3.28%) XML
17 215 (3.07%) SOAP
18 181 (2.58%) RabbitMQ
18 181 (2.58%) Spring Boot
19 167 (2.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 270 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
2 251 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
3 224 (3.19%) Public Cloud
4 163 (2.32%) Data Centre
5 158 (2.25%) Virtual Team
6 157 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 124 (1.77%) Fintech
7 124 (1.77%) Mobile App
7 124 (1.77%) User Experience
8 97 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
9 86 (1.23%) Private Cloud
10 79 (1.13%) Clustering
11 75 (1.07%) Management Information System
12 65 (0.93%) Blog
13 64 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
14 60 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
15 52 (0.74%) Data Structures
16 51 (0.73%) PKI
17 50 (0.71%) Replication
18 41 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2738 (39.05%) Linux
2 940 (13.41%) Windows
3 871 (12.42%) Unix
4 582 (8.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 322 (4.59%) CentOS
6 287 (4.09%) Windows Server
7 191 (2.72%) Ubuntu
8 101 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 89 (1.27%) Solaris
10 84 (1.20%) Android
11 74 (1.06%) Apple iOS
12 62 (0.88%) AIX
13 47 (0.67%) CoreOS
14 44 (0.63%) Mac OS X
15 43 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
16 37 (0.53%) Debian
17 26 (0.37%) VMS
17 26 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
18 24 (0.34%) Windows 10
19 18 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3584 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1774 (25.30%) Continuous Integration
3 1254 (17.88%) Scrum
4 1226 (17.48%) Configuration Management
5 1106 (15.77%) TDD
6 902 (12.86%) Microservices
7 845 (12.05%) Test Automation
8 842 (12.01%) Open Source
9 831 (11.85%) Continuous Delivery
10 631 (9.00%) Kanban
11 603 (8.60%) BDD
12 422 (6.02%) Software Engineering
13 397 (5.66%) Mentoring
14 391 (5.58%) Migration
15 336 (4.79%) E-Commerce
16 324 (4.62%) Continuous Deployment
17 299 (4.26%) SDLC
18 294 (4.19%) SOA
18 294 (4.19%) User Stories
19 277 (3.95%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2267 (32.33%) Java
2 2004 (28.58%) Python
3 853 (12.16%) Ruby
4 849 (12.11%) JavaScript
5 848 (12.09%) Bash Shell
6 786 (11.21%) SQL
7 563 (8.03%) PowerShell
8 516 (7.36%) C#
9 391 (5.58%) Perl
10 327 (4.66%) Scala
11 300 (4.28%) Go
12 276 (3.94%) Shell Script
13 238 (3.39%) PHP
14 214 (3.05%) Groovy
15 114 (1.63%) C++
16 95 (1.35%) TypeScript
17 78 (1.11%) PL/SQL
18 66 (0.94%) C
19 65 (0.93%) ES6
20 45 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 806 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 619 (8.83%) SC Cleared
3 226 (3.22%) Degree
4 102 (1.45%) AWS Certification
5 61 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 58 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 52 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 49 (0.70%) CISSP
9 37 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (0.41%) PMP
11 26 (0.37%) CISM
12 24 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (0.33%) PMI Certification
14 19 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
14 19 (0.27%) MCSE
15 17 (0.24%) ISEB
16 15 (0.21%) CCNP
16 15 (0.21%) CCSP
16 15 (0.21%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (4.15%) QA
2 57 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 46 (0.66%) GCP
4 32 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 30 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (0.39%) GDPR
7 24 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 23 (0.33%) SLA
9 19 (0.27%) Data Quality
10 18 (0.26%) HIPAA
10 18 (0.26%) PMO
11 17 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
11 17 (0.24%) WCAG
12 10 (0.14%) JSP 440
13 9 (0.13%) GPG13
14 8 (0.11%) MiFID
15 5 (0.071%) OASIS TOSCA
16 4 (0.057%) COBIT
16 4 (0.057%) PSD2
16 4 (0.057%) SAS 70
System Software
1 2057 (29.34%) Docker
2 220 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (3.05%) Active Directory
4 128 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
5 105 (1.50%) HDFS
6 90 (1.28%) vCloud
7 83 (1.18%) Apache Flume
8 51 (0.73%) vSphere
9 50 (0.71%) Hyper-V
10 49 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
11 45 (0.64%) Xen
12 30 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 26 (0.37%) etcd
14 25 (0.36%) NFS
15 24 (0.34%) flannel
16 23 (0.33%) KVM
17 22 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
18 21 (0.30%) LXC
19 17 (0.24%) Squid
20 16 (0.23%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2024 (28.86%) Ansible
2 1836 (26.18%) Puppet
3 1201 (17.13%) Opscode Chef
4 949 (13.53%) Terraform
5 838 (11.95%) Kubernetes
6 255 (3.64%) logstash
7 216 (3.08%) Kibana
8 166 (2.37%) Nagios
9 159 (2.27%) Grafana
10 156 (2.22%) Packer
11 138 (1.97%) ZABBIX
12 116 (1.65%) Salt
13 109 (1.55%) Prometheus
14 98 (1.40%) Mesos
15 83 (1.18%) Rancher
16 81 (1.16%) Consul
17 73 (1.04%) Ambari
17 73 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
18 56 (0.80%) Graphite
19 46 (0.66%) Oozie
Vendors
1 581 (8.29%) Oracle
2 530 (7.56%) Red Hat
3 498 (7.10%) Microsoft
4 451 (6.43%) VMware
5 300 (4.28%) Splunk
6 269 (3.84%) Atlassian
7 238 (3.39%) Google
8 190 (2.71%) IBM
9 186 (2.65%) SAP
10 134 (1.91%) AppDynamics
11 104 (1.48%) SaltStack
12 96 (1.37%) New Relic
13 95 (1.35%) Cisco
14 73 (1.04%) HP
15 68 (0.97%) Adobe
16 67 (0.96%) ServiceNow
17 66 (0.94%) Cloudera
18 65 (0.93%) Rackspace
19 58 (0.83%) TIBCO
20 53 (0.76%) MuleSoft