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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
DevOps
UK
Rank 30 52 122
Rank change year-on-year +22 +70  
Contract jobs citing DevOps 2796 1946 941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.17% 3.66% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.43% 4.41% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2041 1372 691
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 5 1
Median hourly rate £65.00 £52.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.80% +31.25%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 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
England +23 2665 £500 - 698
London +20 1573 £525 +5.00% 393
South East +37 377 £463 +2.77% 97
City of London +25 242 £525 - 102
Yorkshire +6 160 £425 -10.52% 54
East of England +55 152 £525 +7.69% 31
North West +41 122 £475 +5.55% 59
Hampshire +65 112 £475 +18.75% 23
South West +30 102 £475 +5.55% 30
North East +40 95 £425 +37.09% 12
West Yorkshire +1 92 £400 -15.78% 36
Tyne and Wear +36 87 £410 +32.25% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne +32 87 £410 +32.25% 8
Leeds -1 74 £400 -15.78% 33
Manchester +40 69 £450 - 44
Berkshire +13 66 £475 - 21
Essex +34 64 £520 +15.55% 2
Buckinghamshire +31 63 £463 -9.75% 5
Hertfordshire +43 62 £550 +7.31% 6
South Yorkshire +20 59 £488 +2.63% 9
Surrey +18 59 £425 -5.55% 29
Wales +35 56 £475 +22.58% 4
Scotland +31 54 £438 +4.79% 12
Sheffield +16 53 £488 +2.63% 9
Milton Keynes +21 47 £423 -17.56% 4
West Midlands -23 46 £500 +25.00% 19
Edinburgh +27 43 £438 +9.37% 6
South Wales +34 38 £450 +16.12% 4
Southend-on-Sea +4 37 £505 +15.42%
Croydon +18 31 £425 -10.52% 1

DevOps
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for DevOps.

1 2945 (51.58%) Agile Software Development
2 2500 (43.78%) Linux
3 1872 (32.78%) Puppet
4 1810 (31.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1810 (31.70%) Jenkins
5 1805 (31.61%) Java
6 1640 (28.72%) Ansible
7 1557 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
8 1541 (26.99%) Python
9 1485 (26.01%) Docker
10 1308 (22.91%) Git (software)
11 1138 (19.93%) Opscode Chef
12 996 (17.44%) Configuration Management
13 968 (16.95%) Scrum
14 897 (15.71%) Ruby
15 884 (15.48%) TDD
16 823 (14.41%) Finance
17 784 (13.73%) Windows
18 771 (13.50%) Open Source
19 762 (13.35%) Microsoft Azure
20 753 (13.19%) Bash Shell
21 724 (12.68%) JavaScript
22 686 (12.01%) Security Cleared
23 684 (11.98%) Unix
24 659 (11.54%) SQL
25 642 (11.24%) Continuous Delivery
26 639 (11.19%) JIRA
27 630 (11.03%) Web Services
28 620 (10.86%) Microservices
29 604 (10.58%) VMware

DevOps
Top Related 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
1 426 (7.46%) Confluence
2 356 (6.23%) Apache
3 280 (4.90%) Elasticsearch
4 257 (4.50%) nginx
4 257 (4.50%) Tomcat
5 202 (3.54%) OpenStack
6 190 (3.33%) WebSphere
7 186 (3.26%) JBoss
8 182 (3.19%) Apache Spark
9 171 (2.99%) WebLogic
10 162 (2.84%) IIS
11 121 (2.12%) Cloud Foundry
12 67 (1.17%) SharePoint
13 63 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 52 (0.91%) CMS
15 48 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
16 46 (0.81%) Apache Pig
17 45 (0.79%) Jetty
18 41 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 26 (0.46%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 179 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 51 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 32 (0.56%) HipChat
4 20 (0.35%) MS Office
5 16 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.11%) MS Project
7 3 (0.053%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.053%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 59 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 24 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 14 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 12 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
8 9 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
8 9 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
9 8 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
10 7 (0.12%) Endur
10 7 (0.12%) Oracle iRecruitment
11 5 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (0.088%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.088%) SAP HCM
12 4 (0.070%) NetSuite
12 4 (0.070%) SAP FI
13 3 (0.053%) Fredhopper
13 3 (0.053%) Oracle Financials
13 3 (0.053%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1810 (31.70%) Amazon AWS
2 762 (13.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 379 (6.64%) GitHub
4 359 (6.29%) PaaS
5 282 (4.94%) IaaS
6 278 (4.87%) AWS CloudFormation
7 270 (4.73%) Amazon EC2
8 188 (3.29%) Amazon S3
9 182 (3.19%) SaaS
10 131 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 83 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 80 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 76 (1.33%) Amazon ELB
13 76 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
14 74 (1.30%) Route 53
15 69 (1.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 62 (1.09%) OpenShift
17 58 (1.02%) Amazon EMR
17 58 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
18 41 (0.72%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 364 (6.37%) HTTP
2 309 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 266 (4.66%) DNS
4 242 (4.24%) SSL
5 222 (3.89%) Firewall
6 179 (3.13%) LDAP
7 165 (2.89%) VPN
8 85 (1.49%) Internet
9 83 (1.45%) DHCP
10 73 (1.28%) WAN
11 67 (1.17%) LAN
12 63 (1.10%) SAN
13 59 (1.03%) IPsec
14 58 (1.02%) SSH
15 56 (0.98%) Kerberos
16 45 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
17 43 (0.75%) Network Security
18 41 (0.72%) SMTP
19 38 (0.67%) HTTPS
20 37 (0.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 492 (8.62%) Big Data
2 407 (7.13%) Hadoop
3 400 (7.01%) SQL Server
4 395 (6.92%) MongoDB
5 376 (6.58%) NoSQL
6 364 (6.37%) PostgreSQL
7 337 (5.90%) MySQL
8 209 (3.66%) Relational Database
9 165 (2.89%) Apache Cassandra
10 161 (2.82%) Redis
11 142 (2.49%) Oracle Database
12 133 (2.33%) Apache Hive
13 128 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
14 109 (1.91%) HBase
15 89 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 69 (1.21%) RDBMS
17 63 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
18 56 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
19 54 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
20 51 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1810 (31.70%) Jenkins
2 1308 (22.91%) Git (software)
3 639 (11.19%) JIRA
4 425 (7.44%) Maven
5 278 (4.87%) TeamCity
6 274 (4.80%) Selenium
7 271 (4.75%) Sonatype Nexus
8 241 (4.22%) Subversion
9 235 (4.12%) Vagrant
10 194 (3.40%) Cucumber
11 181 (3.17%) JUnit
12 173 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 170 (2.98%) Octopus Deploy
14 157 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
15 156 (2.73%) Gradle
16 131 (2.29%) Ant
17 127 (2.22%) Bitbucket
18 102 (1.79%) GitLab
19 101 (1.77%) Hudson
20 88 (1.54%) SonarQube
General
1 823 (14.41%) Finance
2 471 (8.25%) Banking
3 176 (3.08%) Retail
4 135 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 109 (1.91%) Marketing
6 85 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 69 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 68 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 63 (1.10%) Publishing
10 60 (1.05%) Games
11 59 (1.03%) Electronics
12 48 (0.84%) Front Office
13 36 (0.63%) Advertising
14 25 (0.44%) Back Office
14 25 (0.44%) Law
15 12 (0.21%) Legal
16 11 (0.19%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.14%) Billing
18 7 (0.12%) General Ledger
18 7 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2217 (38.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 1205 (21.10%) Developer
3 601 (10.53%) AWS DevOps
4 492 (8.62%) AWS Engineer
5 485 (8.49%) Java Developer
6 439 (7.69%) Architect
7 398 (6.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 349 (6.11%) Consultant
9 326 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
10 279 (4.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 271 (4.75%) Senior DevOps
12 245 (4.29%) DevOps Consultant
13 203 (3.56%) Cloud Engineer
14 179 (3.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 177 (3.10%) Senior Developer
16 156 (2.73%) Java Engineer
17 143 (2.50%) Lead DevOps
18 139 (2.43%) Azure DevOps
19 136 (2.38%) Administrator
19 136 (2.38%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 630 (11.03%) Web Services
2 512 (8.97%) .NET
3 405 (7.09%) HTML
4 396 (6.94%) Node.js
5 386 (6.76%) REST
6 340 (5.95%) Spring
7 331 (5.80%) AngularJS
8 296 (5.18%) CSS
9 232 (4.06%) Elastic Stack
10 227 (3.98%) RESTful
11 225 (3.94%) XML
12 210 (3.68%) JSON
13 202 (3.54%) HTML5
14 191 (3.35%) Middleware
14 191 (3.35%) SOAP
15 173 (3.03%) ASP.NET
16 163 (2.85%) J2EE
17 160 (2.80%) Kafka
18 131 (2.29%) React
19 125 (2.19%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 281 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (3.19%) User Experience
3 169 (2.96%) Data Centre
3 169 (2.96%) Public Cloud
4 129 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 83 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 75 (1.31%) Virtual Team
7 74 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
8 65 (1.14%) Clustering
8 65 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 64 (1.12%) Algorithms
9 64 (1.12%) Fintech
10 61 (1.07%) Private Cloud
11 56 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 45 (0.79%) iPad
13 42 (0.74%) Data Structures
14 40 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
15 36 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 35 (0.61%) Replication
17 33 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2500 (43.78%) Linux
2 784 (13.73%) Windows
3 684 (11.98%) Unix
4 567 (9.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 351 (6.15%) CentOS
6 241 (4.22%) Ubuntu
7 210 (3.68%) Windows Server
8 109 (1.91%) AIX
9 92 (1.61%) CoreOS
10 77 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 77 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 60 (1.05%) Android
11 60 (1.05%) Solaris
12 58 (1.02%) Apple iOS
13 50 (0.88%) Debian
14 33 (0.58%) Mac OS X
15 31 (0.54%) RancherOS
16 30 (0.53%) Windows 2000
17 29 (0.51%) Windows XP
18 27 (0.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2945 (51.58%) Agile Software Development
2 1557 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 996 (17.44%) Configuration Management
4 968 (16.95%) Scrum
5 884 (15.48%) TDD
6 771 (13.50%) Open Source
7 642 (11.24%) Continuous Delivery
8 620 (10.86%) Microservices
9 490 (8.58%) BDD
10 376 (6.58%) Software Engineering
11 337 (5.90%) Kanban
12 308 (5.39%) Migration
13 297 (5.20%) E-Commerce
14 286 (5.01%) Mentoring
15 283 (4.96%) ITIL
16 273 (4.78%) High Availability
17 246 (4.31%) Automated Testing
18 243 (4.26%) Continuous Deployment
19 236 (4.13%) OO
20 212 (3.71%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1805 (31.61%) Java
2 1541 (26.99%) Python
3 897 (15.71%) Ruby
4 753 (13.19%) Bash Shell
5 724 (12.68%) JavaScript
6 659 (11.54%) SQL
7 432 (7.57%) Perl
8 404 (7.08%) PowerShell
9 394 (6.90%) C#
10 327 (5.73%) Scala
11 258 (4.52%) Go
12 229 (4.01%) Shell Script
13 180 (3.15%) PHP
14 133 (2.33%) C
15 127 (2.22%) Groovy
16 81 (1.42%) C++
17 65 (1.14%) T-SQL
18 43 (0.75%) Clojure
19 40 (0.70%) ES6
20 35 (0.61%) F#
Qualifications
1 686 (12.01%) Security Cleared
2 542 (9.49%) SC Cleared
3 200 (3.50%) Degree
4 88 (1.54%) DV Cleared
5 70 (1.23%) AWS Certification
6 48 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 31 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (0.35%) MCSE
9 20 (0.35%) RHCE
10 17 (0.30%) CISSP
10 17 (0.30%) ISEB
10 17 (0.30%) PMI Certification
11 15 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.21%) CCA
12 12 (0.21%) PMP
13 11 (0.19%) CCNP
14 10 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
15 8 (0.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (4.78%) QA
2 50 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 46 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 43 (0.75%) SLA
5 13 (0.23%) GPG13
6 12 (0.21%) PMO
7 9 (0.16%) MiFID
8 8 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 8 (0.14%) EMIR
9 7 (0.12%) COBIT
9 7 (0.12%) PA-DSS
10 6 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.11%) EFQM
10 6 (0.11%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.053%) HL7
13 3 (0.053%) SDET
14 2 (0.035%) FATCA
14 2 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1485 (26.01%) Docker
2 291 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 196 (3.43%) Active Directory
4 129 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
5 107 (1.87%) vCloud
6 106 (1.86%) HDFS
7 88 (1.54%) vSphere
8 72 (1.26%) Xen
9 53 (0.93%) Hyper-V
10 34 (0.60%) NFS
10 34 (0.60%) VMware ESX
10 34 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
11 33 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 31 (0.54%) KVM
13 27 (0.47%) etcd
14 25 (0.44%) Squid
15 24 (0.42%) Postfix
16 21 (0.37%) XenApp
17 20 (0.35%) XenServer
18 18 (0.32%) flannel
Systems Management
1 1872 (32.78%) Puppet
2 1640 (28.72%) Ansible
3 1138 (19.93%) Opscode Chef
4 500 (8.76%) Kubernetes
5 479 (8.39%) Terraform
6 180 (3.15%) Nagios
7 175 (3.06%) logstash
8 163 (2.85%) Kibana
8 163 (2.85%) Salt
9 121 (2.12%) ZABBIX
10 98 (1.72%) Mesos
11 95 (1.66%) Rancher
12 81 (1.42%) Packer
13 79 (1.38%) Graphite
14 76 (1.33%) HAProxy
15 72 (1.26%) Consul
16 71 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
17 50 (0.88%) vRealize
18 49 (0.86%) Grafana
19 45 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 604 (10.58%) VMware
2 549 (9.61%) Oracle
3 494 (8.65%) Red Hat
4 456 (7.99%) Microsoft
5 224 (3.92%) Splunk
6 223 (3.91%) Atlassian
7 167 (2.92%) IBM
8 150 (2.63%) Google
9 130 (2.28%) SaltStack
10 112 (1.96%) Cisco
11 102 (1.79%) HP
12 97 (1.70%) AppDynamics
13 94 (1.65%) SAP
14 85 (1.49%) New Relic
15 79 (1.38%) Rackspace
16 70 (1.23%) TIBCO
17 64 (1.12%) MuleSoft
18 60 (1.05%) Hortonworks
19 59 (1.03%) Informatica
19 59 (1.03%) ServiceNow
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
UK
AMS contingency
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Movement8
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Tiro Partners
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable - outside of IR35
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: Up to £520 per day Lauren
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £635 per day
Posted: Yesterday