Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 27 34
Rank change year-on-year +15 +7 +57
Contract jobs citing DevOps 8,914 6,497 5,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.67% 6.56% 5.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.07% 7.66% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,289 4,719 3,908
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £385 £370 £368
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 17
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £46.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.84% -15.45% +10.00%
10th Percentile £24.03 £35.00 £36.25
90th Percentile £72.50 £61.69 £59.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £47.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -9.57% -14.55% -

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 88,542 84,827 90,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.16% 85.61% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,493 55,954 60,052
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,428 2,095 2,386
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.39
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.62% +6.31%

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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 2018. 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 +15 8,345 £525 +5.00% 2,102
London +5 4,916 £550 +4.76% 1,090
UK excluding London +11 3,903 £475 - 1,141
North of England +23 1,052 £463 +2.78% 363
South East +4 1,052 £500 +5.26% 240
Midlands +24 622 £475 -2.56% 126
North West +21 502 £495 +8.79% 227
West Midlands +18 416 £500 +5.26% 82
Scotland +13 371 £500 +17.65% 72
East of England +20 357 £513 -2.38% 156
Yorkshire +11 355 £450 - 112
South West +1 341 £475 +5.56% 127
East Midlands +34 204 £433 -13.50% 44
North East +22 198 £450 - 24
Wales +44 121 £488 +2.63% 35
Northern Ireland +17 13 £500 - 22

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for DevOps.

1 4,671 (52.40%) Agile Software Development
2 3,391 (38.04%) Amazon AWS
3 2,959 (33.19%) Docker
4 2,892 (32.44%) Jenkins
5 2,878 (32.29%) Linux
6 2,852 (31.99%) Java
7 2,546 (28.56%) Ansible
8 2,417 (27.11%) Python
9 1,988 (22.30%) Puppet
10 1,959 (21.98%) Git (software)
11 1,940 (21.76%) Continuous Integration
12 1,917 (21.51%) Terraform
13 1,846 (20.71%) Kubernetes
14 1,819 (20.41%) Microsoft Azure
15 1,446 (16.22%) Finance
16 1,423 (15.96%) Scrum
17 1,390 (15.59%) Microservices
18 1,349 (15.13%) Opscode Chef
19 1,309 (14.68%) TDD
20 1,295 (14.53%) Test Automation
21 1,279 (14.35%) Configuration Management
22 1,259 (14.12%) JavaScript
23 1,087 (12.19%) Bash Shell
24 1,058 (11.87%) Windows
25 1,016 (11.40%) SQL
26 923 (10.35%) JIRA
27 918 (10.30%) Security Cleared
28 871 (9.77%) Node.js
29 863 (9.68%) Ruby
30 856 (9.60%) Open Source

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
1 526 (5.90%) Confluence
2 393 (4.41%) Apache
3 354 (3.97%) Tomcat
4 338 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
5 300 (3.37%) nginx
6 244 (2.74%) Apache Spark
7 220 (2.47%) Cloud Foundry
8 175 (1.96%) IIS
9 170 (1.91%) JBoss
10 124 (1.39%) OpenStack
10 124 (1.39%) WebLogic
11 110 (1.23%) CMS
11 110 (1.23%) WebSphere
12 105 (1.18%) SharePoint
13 67 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 58 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 54 (0.61%) Apache Solr
16 50 (0.56%) Jetty
17 42 (0.47%) Mule
18 40 (0.45%) Mongrel
Applications
1 73 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.10%) Chatbot
6 9 (0.10%) HipChat
7 7 (0.079%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.034%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.011%) InVision
10 1 (0.011%) Mingle
10 1 (0.011%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.011%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.011%) Stata
Business Applications
1 56 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
3 17 (0.19%) Magento
4 16 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
4 16 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
4 16 (0.18%) thinkFolio
5 14 (0.16%) Front Arena
6 13 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 11 (0.12%) Markit EDM
7 11 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
8 9 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.090%) Bloomberg AIM
9 8 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.067%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 5 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
12 4 (0.045%) Oracle Financials
13 3 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
13 3 (0.034%) SAP S/4HANA
13 3 (0.034%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3,391 (38.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1,819 (20.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 501 (5.62%) GitHub
4 478 (5.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 475 (5.33%) PaaS
6 473 (5.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 464 (5.21%) Amazon EC2
8 391 (4.39%) Amazon S3
9 356 (3.99%) Serverless
10 342 (3.84%) IaaS
11 270 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
12 262 (2.94%) SaaS
13 243 (2.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 229 (2.57%) OpenShift
15 198 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
16 166 (1.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 162 (1.82%) npm
18 142 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
19 138 (1.55%) Route 53
20 85 (0.95%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 352 (3.95%) HTTP
2 339 (3.80%) Firewall
3 287 (3.22%) TCP/IP
4 285 (3.20%) SSL
5 283 (3.17%) DNS
6 132 (1.48%) VPN
7 95 (1.07%) Internet
8 71 (0.80%) Network Security
9 70 (0.79%) SSH
10 69 (0.77%) DHCP
11 59 (0.66%) Kerberos
12 54 (0.61%) IPsec
13 52 (0.58%) WAN
14 51 (0.57%) LAN
15 48 (0.54%) Software-Defined Networking
16 46 (0.52%) FTP
17 42 (0.47%) SAN
18 40 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
19 28 (0.31%) DSL
19 28 (0.31%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 625 (7.01%) MongoDB
2 574 (6.44%) NoSQL
3 551 (6.18%) SQL Server
4 526 (5.90%) MySQL
5 439 (4.92%) Big Data
6 437 (4.90%) Hadoop
6 437 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
7 279 (3.13%) Relational Database
8 238 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 203 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
10 171 (1.92%) Redis
11 156 (1.75%) RDBMS
12 120 (1.35%) Apache Hive
13 119 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
13 119 (1.33%) HBase
14 107 (1.20%) Oracle Database
15 100 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
16 98 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 63 (0.71%) Power BI
17 63 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2,892 (32.44%) Jenkins
2 1,959 (21.98%) Git (software)
3 923 (10.35%) JIRA
4 696 (7.81%) Maven
5 548 (6.15%) Selenium
6 456 (5.12%) TeamCity
7 396 (4.44%) Cucumber
8 357 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 327 (3.67%) Bitbucket
10 312 (3.50%) Artifactory
11 299 (3.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 292 (3.28%) Subversion
13 287 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 287 (3.22%) SonarQube
14 270 (3.03%) JUnit
15 266 (2.98%) GitLab
16 254 (2.85%) Gradle
17 231 (2.59%) Octopus Deploy
18 226 (2.54%) Visual Studio
19 215 (2.41%) Vagrant
General
1 1,446 (16.22%) Finance
2 707 (7.93%) Banking
3 224 (2.51%) Retail
4 192 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 135 (1.51%) Marketing
6 134 (1.50%) Front Office
7 96 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 88 (0.99%) Law
9 85 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 77 (0.86%) Legal
11 74 (0.83%) Investment Banking
12 72 (0.81%) Games
13 68 (0.76%) Electronics
14 66 (0.74%) Publishing
15 47 (0.53%) Advertising
15 47 (0.53%) Back Office
16 19 (0.21%) Retail Banking
17 16 (0.18%) Automotive
18 13 (0.15%) Billing
18 13 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3,462 (38.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 2,151 (24.13%) Developer
3 958 (10.75%) AWS DevOps
4 932 (10.46%) AWS Engineer
5 825 (9.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 789 (8.85%) Java Developer
7 656 (7.36%) Architect
8 418 (4.69%) Senior DevOps
9 384 (4.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 332 (3.72%) Cloud Engineer
11 330 (3.70%) Consultant
12 319 (3.58%) Azure DevOps
13 293 (3.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 285 (3.20%) Azure Engineer
15 255 (2.86%) Senior Developer
16 254 (2.85%) Linux Engineer
17 239 (2.68%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 228 (2.56%) Kubernetes Engineer
19 221 (2.48%) Software Engineer
20 220 (2.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 871 (9.77%) Node.js
2 847 (9.50%) Web Services
3 799 (8.96%) .NET
4 730 (8.19%) AngularJS
5 709 (7.95%) REST
6 692 (7.76%) Spring
7 582 (6.53%) HTML
8 577 (6.47%) React
9 556 (6.24%) CSS
10 488 (5.47%) JSON
11 484 (5.43%) Kafka
12 412 (4.62%) Spring Boot
13 402 (4.51%) RESTful
14 389 (4.36%) Elastic Stack
15 344 (3.86%) HTML5
16 303 (3.40%) XML
17 276 (3.10%) RabbitMQ
18 244 (2.74%) Middleware
19 215 (2.41%) J2EE
20 208 (2.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 417 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
2 296 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
3 235 (2.64%) Data Centre
4 234 (2.63%) Public Cloud
5 220 (2.47%) User Experience
6 219 (2.46%) Computer Science
7 182 (2.04%) Fintech
8 181 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 168 (1.88%) Cloud Native
10 143 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
11 133 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
12 127 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
13 114 (1.28%) Management Information System
14 99 (1.11%) Private Cloud
15 95 (1.07%) iPad
16 92 (1.03%) PKI
17 88 (0.99%) Algorithms
17 88 (0.99%) Fixed Income
18 79 (0.89%) Data Structures
19 76 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,878 (32.29%) Linux
2 1,058 (11.87%) Windows
3 734 (8.23%) Unix
4 629 (7.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 409 (4.59%) CentOS
6 302 (3.39%) Windows Server
7 238 (2.67%) Ubuntu
8 149 (1.67%) Apple iOS
9 142 (1.59%) Android
10 91 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 67 (0.75%) Solaris
12 65 (0.73%) CoreOS
13 57 (0.64%) Debian
14 41 (0.46%) AIX
15 36 (0.40%) VMS
16 34 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
17 28 (0.31%) DC/OS
18 24 (0.27%) Mac OS X
19 19 (0.21%) Fedora
20 16 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,671 (52.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1,940 (21.76%) Continuous Integration
3 1,423 (15.96%) Scrum
4 1,390 (15.59%) Microservices
5 1,309 (14.68%) TDD
6 1,295 (14.53%) Test Automation
7 1,279 (14.35%) Configuration Management
8 856 (9.60%) Open Source
9 817 (9.17%) Continuous Delivery
10 764 (8.57%) BDD
11 629 (7.06%) Software Engineering
12 597 (6.70%) Migration
13 564 (6.33%) Kanban
14 560 (6.28%) Problem-Solving
15 555 (6.23%) Deployment Automation
16 489 (5.49%) Continuous Deployment
17 431 (4.84%) Analytics
18 411 (4.61%) E-Commerce
19 403 (4.52%) Mentoring
20 353 (3.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,852 (31.99%) Java
2 2,417 (27.11%) Python
3 1,259 (14.12%) JavaScript
4 1,087 (12.19%) Bash Shell
5 1,016 (11.40%) SQL
6 863 (9.68%) Ruby
7 782 (8.77%) C#
8 689 (7.73%) PowerShell
9 528 (5.92%) Perl
10 480 (5.38%) Java 8
11 463 (5.19%) Groovy
12 362 (4.06%) Shell Script
13 353 (3.96%) Go
14 313 (3.51%) Scala
15 263 (2.95%) PHP
16 215 (2.41%) C++
17 170 (1.91%) TypeScript
18 135 (1.51%) C
19 91 (1.02%) ES6
20 79 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 918 (10.30%) Security Cleared
2 753 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 324 (3.63%) Degree
4 162 (1.82%) AWS Certification
5 135 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 77 (0.86%) CISSP
7 61 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 60 (0.67%) CISM
9 57 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
10 49 (0.55%) DV Cleared
11 47 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
12 35 (0.39%) ISEB
13 31 (0.35%) CISA
14 30 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
15 29 (0.33%) CCNP
15 29 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
16 27 (0.30%) CCNA
17 25 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
18 23 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 21 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 439 (4.92%) QA
2 89 (1.00%) GDPR
3 48 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 40 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 36 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 34 (0.38%) PMO
7 29 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 28 (0.31%) SLA
9 24 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
10 22 (0.25%) PSD2
11 14 (0.16%) COBIT
12 11 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 10 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
13 10 (0.11%) ISO 22301
13 10 (0.11%) ISO 31000
13 10 (0.11%) ISO 9001
14 9 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 8 (0.090%) Actionable Recommendations
15 8 (0.090%) FedRAMP
15 8 (0.090%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2,959 (33.19%) Docker
2 244 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 220 (2.47%) Active Directory
4 182 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
5 67 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 66 (0.74%) HDFS
7 59 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 50 (0.56%) Xen
9 45 (0.50%) VirtualBox
10 43 (0.48%) etcd
11 39 (0.44%) flannel
12 37 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
13 28 (0.31%) vCloud
14 27 (0.30%) KVM
15 26 (0.29%) NFS
16 25 (0.28%) vSphere
17 23 (0.26%) Apache Flume
18 21 (0.24%) Squid
19 18 (0.20%) VMware NSX
20 17 (0.19%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 2,546 (28.56%) Ansible
2 1,988 (22.30%) Puppet
3 1,917 (21.51%) Terraform
4 1,846 (20.71%) Kubernetes
5 1,349 (15.13%) Opscode Chef
6 290 (3.25%) Packer
7 257 (2.88%) Kibana
8 245 (2.75%) Nagios
9 237 (2.66%) Grafana
10 200 (2.24%) Salt
11 177 (1.99%) logstash
12 167 (1.87%) Prometheus
13 131 (1.47%) Consul
13 131 (1.47%) Mesos
14 126 (1.41%) ZABBIX
15 103 (1.16%) Docker Swarm
16 90 (1.01%) Rancher
17 78 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
18 73 (0.82%) HAProxy
19 61 (0.68%) Icinga
Vendors
1 827 (9.28%) Microsoft
2 632 (7.09%) Oracle
3 544 (6.10%) Red Hat
4 519 (5.82%) Google
5 398 (4.46%) Splunk
6 389 (4.36%) VMware
7 183 (2.05%) Atlassian
7 183 (2.05%) IBM
8 180 (2.02%) New Relic
8 180 (2.02%) SAP
9 119 (1.33%) AppDynamics
10 112 (1.26%) Cisco
11 102 (1.14%) Adobe
12 99 (1.11%) MuleSoft
13 83 (0.93%) Cloudera
14 78 (0.88%) SaltStack
14 78 (0.88%) ServiceNow
15 70 (0.79%) HP
16 69 (0.77%) Hortonworks
17 68 (0.76%) Tableau