DevOps
UK

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 7 December 2023 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
7 Dec 2023
Same period 2022 Same period 2021
Rank 15 10 7
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing DevOps 4,274 9,752 12,188
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 9.52% 12.70% 13.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.76% 14.09% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,120 6,952 8,831
10th Percentile £406 £425 £413
25th Percentile £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £600 £550
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% +9.09% +5.77%
75th Percentile £663 £688 £650
90th Percentile £750 £775 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £513
% change year-on-year - +7.32% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 83 73
10th Percentile £46.18 £35.00 £35.00
25th Percentile £49.05 £55.88 £45.50
Median hourly rate £65.00 £65.61 £55.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.92% +19.28% +23.60%
75th Percentile £70.47 £70.75 £63.00
90th Percentile £78.00 £75.00 £82.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £65.61 £55.00
% change year-on-year -0.92% +19.28% +22.22%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 39,726 69,214 81,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 88.51% 90.15% 90.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,590 47,923 56,854
10th Percentile £310 £338 £319
25th Percentile £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £533 £550 £523
Median % change year-on-year -3.18% +5.26% +10.00%
75th Percentile £650 £650 £623
90th Percentile £745 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,525 1,676 1,999
10th Percentile £14.45 £13.41 £11.99
25th Percentile £18.95 £17.56 £13.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +21.43% +62.79% -17.31%
75th Percentile £65.00 £65.00 £46.75
90th Percentile £77.50 £72.73 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.90 £32.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +35.08% +80.56% -20.00%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DevOps.

Daily rate trend for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DevOps over the 6 months to 7 December 2023.

Daily rate histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DevOps.

Hourly rate trend for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DevOps over the 6 months to 7 December 2023.

Hourly rate histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Top 17 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 7 December 2023. 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
Jobs
England -4 3,506 £575 -4.17% 1,970
London -4 2,017 £583 -6.72% 884
Work from Home -3 1,847 £550 -4.68% 1,251
UK excluding London -3 1,687 £550 - 1,314
South East -5 452 £575 +4.55% 434
North of England -5 387 £545 -7.23% 328
Scotland -3 276 £506 +1.20% 88
South West -7 235 £600 +4.76% 166
North West -4 231 £541 -5.87% 192
Midlands -7 151 £500 -7.19% 177
Yorkshire -8 142 £550 -8.33% 104
East of England +4 139 £500 -9.09% 77
West Midlands -1 117 £500 -7.41% 121
Wales -3 54 £500 -13.04% 60
East Midlands -3 30 £473 -7.53% 54
North East -6 14 £475 -15.56% 34
Northern Ireland -14 1 £575 +13.30% 8

DevOps
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 284 (6.64%) Confluence
2 79 (1.85%) nginx
3 73 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 66 (1.54%) Apache
5 42 (0.98%) IIS
6 38 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
7 27 (0.63%) Apache Spark
7 27 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 24 (0.56%) CMS
9 21 (0.49%) Tomcat
10 19 (0.44%) Drupal
10 19 (0.44%) Jupyter
11 17 (0.40%) Red Hat Fuse
12 12 (0.28%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.23%) SAS
14 9 (0.21%) Umbraco
15 8 (0.19%) JBoss
15 8 (0.19%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.16%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.16%) Tornado
Applications
1 46 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 8 (0.19%) Trello
7 7 (0.16%) CATIA
8 6 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.070%) PlantUML
10 2 (0.047%) InVision
10 2 (0.047%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 36 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
4 11 (0.26%) Magento
5 8 (0.19%) Maximo
6 7 (0.16%) DELMIA
6 7 (0.16%) ENOVIA
6 7 (0.16%) Shopify
7 6 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.094%) Endur
9 4 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.070%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.070%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.070%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.070%) SAP Retail
11 2 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.047%) SAP BPC
11 2 (0.047%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 2,199 (51.45%) Azure
2 1,420 (33.22%) AWS
3 1,249 (29.22%) Azure DevOps
4 367 (8.59%) GCP
5 355 (8.31%) GitHub
6 321 (7.51%) Serverless
7 211 (4.94%) Power Platform
8 181 (4.23%) SaaS
9 177 (4.14%) PaaS
10 175 (4.09%) Azure AKS
11 173 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
12 156 (3.65%) IaaS
13 146 (3.42%) Amazon S3
14 145 (3.39%) AWS Lambda
15 144 (3.37%) Amazon EKS
16 142 (3.32%) OpenShift
17 138 (3.23%) Azure Data Factory
18 134 (3.14%) Azure Monitor
19 127 (2.97%) Entra ID
20 117 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 212 (4.96%) Firewall
2 152 (3.56%) DNS
3 97 (2.27%) Network Security
4 85 (1.99%) VPN
5 63 (1.47%) TCP/IP
6 43 (1.01%) HTTP
7 42 (0.98%) IPv4
8 41 (0.96%) SSL
9 40 (0.94%) VLAN
10 38 (0.89%) DHCP
11 36 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
12 33 (0.77%) Modbus
12 33 (0.77%) RS-422
12 33 (0.77%) RS-485
13 32 (0.75%) SAN
14 31 (0.73%) BGP
15 30 (0.70%) MPLS
16 29 (0.68%) DSL
17 26 (0.61%) WAN
18 24 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 223 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
3 162 (3.79%) Power BI
4 149 (3.49%) Relational Database
5 135 (3.16%) NoSQL
6 126 (2.95%) MongoDB
7 118 (2.76%) Data Lake
8 104 (2.43%) MySQL
9 103 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
10 84 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
10 84 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
11 81 (1.90%) Big Data
12 74 (1.73%) DynamoDB
13 72 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
14 66 (1.54%) Oracle Database
15 60 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 50 (1.17%) RDBMS
17 35 (0.82%) Amazon Aurora
18 26 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 25 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 654 (15.30%) Git
2 594 (13.90%) Jenkins
3 487 (11.39%) JIRA
4 251 (5.87%) GitLab
5 145 (3.39%) Bitbucket
6 122 (2.85%) Selenium
7 95 (2.22%) Artifactory
8 83 (1.94%) Postman
9 81 (1.90%) TeamCity
10 73 (1.71%) Maven
11 67 (1.57%) SpecFlow
12 66 (1.54%) Visual Studio
13 60 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 59 (1.38%) Cucumber
14 59 (1.38%) SonarQube
15 52 (1.22%) Cypress.io
16 49 (1.15%) JUnit
17 45 (1.05%) Subversion
18 41 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
19 40 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 864 (20.22%) Finance
2 780 (18.25%) Social Skills
3 426 (9.97%) Public Sector
4 323 (7.56%) Banking
5 252 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
6 85 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
7 79 (1.85%) Marketing
8 76 (1.78%) Front Office
9 72 (1.68%) Investment Banking
10 70 (1.64%) Retail
11 59 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
12 58 (1.36%) Electronics
13 57 (1.33%) Telecoms
14 55 (1.29%) Law
15 41 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
15 41 (0.96%) Manufacturing
16 38 (0.89%) Legal
17 32 (0.75%) Back Office
17 32 (0.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 30 (0.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,069 (25.01%) DevOps Engineer
2 718 (16.80%) Developer
3 445 (10.41%) Architect
4 433 (10.13%) Senior
5 389 (9.10%) Azure Engineer
6 327 (7.65%) Lead
7 260 (6.08%) AWS Engineer
8 227 (5.31%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 222 (5.19%) Cloud Engineer
10 208 (4.87%) Analyst
11 189 (4.42%) AWS DevOps
12 169 (3.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 160 (3.74%) Software Engineer
14 133 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
15 125 (2.92%) Data Engineer
15 125 (2.92%) Senior DevOps
16 122 (2.85%) .NET Developer
17 114 (2.67%) Consultant
18 109 (2.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 104 (2.43%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 475 (11.11%) .NET
2 284 (6.64%) REST
3 235 (5.50%) React
4 201 (4.70%) Kafka
5 156 (3.65%) AngularJS
6 155 (3.63%) Node.js
7 140 (3.28%) HTML
8 124 (2.90%) CSS
9 120 (2.81%) JSON
10 116 (2.71%) YAML
11 111 (2.60%) ARM Templates
12 109 (2.55%) ASP.NET
13 108 (2.53%) .NET Core
13 108 (2.53%) Spring
14 105 (2.46%) RESTful
15 100 (2.34%) .NET Framework
16 98 (2.29%) OAuth
16 98 (2.29%) XML
17 87 (2.04%) SOAP
18 85 (1.99%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 193 (4.52%) Product Ownership
2 165 (3.86%) Cloud Native
3 144 (3.37%) Public Cloud
4 110 (2.57%) Data Centre
5 93 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
6 85 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
7 80 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
8 67 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 65 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 63 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
11 60 (1.40%) Distributed Systems
12 56 (1.31%) Onboarding
13 54 (1.26%) Derivative
13 54 (1.26%) Private Cloud
14 53 (1.24%) Hedge funds
15 50 (1.17%) Legacy Systems
16 49 (1.15%) Virtual Team
17 46 (1.08%) Fixed Income
18 45 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
19 44 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 797 (18.65%) Linux
2 501 (11.72%) Windows
3 198 (4.63%) Unix
4 182 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 135 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 66 (1.54%) Ubuntu
7 45 (1.05%) Solaris
8 37 (0.87%) CentOS
9 28 (0.66%) Debian
10 22 (0.51%) Android
10 22 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
11 21 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 20 (0.47%) VMS
13 16 (0.37%) Windows 10
14 14 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.28%) AIX
15 12 (0.28%) Data ONTAP
15 12 (0.28%) Fedora
15 12 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
16 8 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,810 (42.35%) Agile
2 1,531 (35.82%) CI/CD
3 732 (17.13%) Infrastructure as Code
4 553 (12.94%) Test Automation
5 454 (10.62%) Migration
6 453 (10.60%) Scrum
7 444 (10.39%) Software Engineering
8 432 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
9 415 (9.71%) Microservices
10 378 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
11 348 (8.14%) Containerisation
12 292 (6.83%) TDD
13 286 (6.69%) Roadmaps
14 265 (6.20%) SDLC
15 255 (5.97%) Analytics
16 249 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
16 249 (5.83%) Mentoring
17 240 (5.62%) Configuration Management
18 225 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
19 208 (4.87%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 1,187 (27.77%) Python
2 729 (17.06%) SQL
3 628 (14.69%) Java
4 578 (13.52%) C#
5 521 (12.19%) PowerShell
6 402 (9.41%) JavaScript
7 368 (8.61%) Bash
8 201 (4.70%) TypeScript
9 194 (4.54%) Go
10 138 (3.23%) Ruby
11 130 (3.04%) Shell Script
12 128 (2.99%) C++
13 109 (2.55%) C
13 109 (2.55%) Perl
14 96 (2.25%) Bicep
15 62 (1.45%) PL/SQL
16 53 (1.24%) T-SQL
17 46 (1.08%) Scala
18 41 (0.96%) Groovy
19 39 (0.91%) PHP
Qualifications
1 795 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 641 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 307 (7.18%) Degree
4 151 (3.53%) DV Cleared
5 128 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 103 (2.41%) Azure Certification
7 89 (2.08%) AWS Certification
8 46 (1.08%) Master's Degree
9 43 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
10 36 (0.84%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
11 31 (0.73%) ISTQB
12 27 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
13 24 (0.56%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
13 24 (0.56%) RHCSA
14 21 (0.49%) CISSP
14 21 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (0.42%) RHCE
16 15 (0.35%) Chartered Engineer
16 15 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 14 (0.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (5.55%) QA
2 73 (1.71%) Data Quality
3 67 (1.57%) Accessibility
4 39 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (0.91%) NIST
5 38 (0.89%) SLA
6 30 (0.70%) GDPR
7 29 (0.68%) NCSC
8 28 (0.66%) WCAG
9 27 (0.63%) PMO
10 21 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
11 19 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 18 (0.42%) GRC
13 15 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 13 (0.30%) HL7
14 13 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 11 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
16 10 (0.23%) PCI DSS
16 10 (0.23%) Software Quality Assurance
17 8 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 797 (18.65%) Docker
2 207 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 125 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 107 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
5 41 (0.96%) vSphere
6 24 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 17 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 17 (0.40%) NFS
8 15 (0.35%) XenDesktop
9 14 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (0.28%) OpenAM
11 12 (0.28%) Varnish
11 12 (0.28%) VMware NSX
12 10 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.19%) Samba
14 5 (0.12%) Hyper-V
15 4 (0.094%) Firmware
15 4 (0.094%) LXC
16 3 (0.070%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 1,136 (26.58%) Terraform
2 1,027 (24.03%) Kubernetes
3 660 (15.44%) Ansible
4 182 (4.26%) Puppet
5 181 (4.23%) Grafana
6 143 (3.35%) Prometheus
7 133 (3.11%) Packer
8 131 (3.07%) Progress Chef
9 57 (1.33%) Consul
10 51 (1.19%) Kibana
11 42 (0.98%) Nagios
12 36 (0.84%) Argo
12 36 (0.84%) Istio
13 31 (0.73%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 30 (0.70%) HAProxy
15 29 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
16 25 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
16 25 (0.58%) PowerBroker
17 23 (0.54%) ZABBIX
18 22 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 696 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 301 (7.04%) Oracle
3 202 (4.73%) VMware
4 200 (4.68%) Red Hat
5 149 (3.49%) Google
6 134 (3.14%) Databricks
7 123 (2.88%) Splunk
8 115 (2.69%) SAP
9 102 (2.39%) ServiceNow
10 94 (2.20%) Atlassian
11 89 (2.08%) IBM
12 78 (1.82%) Cisco
13 72 (1.68%) Dynatrace
14 53 (1.24%) Salesforce
15 49 (1.15%) TOWER Software
16 41 (0.96%) CyberArk
17 39 (0.91%) Palo Alto
18 37 (0.87%) Citrix
19 36 (0.84%) HP
20 31 (0.73%) MuleSoft