Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 33 94
Rank change year-on-year +6 +61 +83
Contract jobs citing DevOps 6479 5480 2577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.56% 5.09% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.77% 6.08% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4694 3891 1871
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £370 £370 £325
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £465 £415
% change year-on-year +2.15% +12.05% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 13
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £55.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.45% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £36.25 £34.84
90th Percentile £61.69 £59.31 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £55.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -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 83335 90065 92253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.38% 83.71% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 54986 59640 59676
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.82% +1.37%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2273 2594
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.42 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.38 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year -4.00% +9.51% +8.71%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +6 6139 £500 - 766
London +5 3811 £525 - 424
UK excluding London +19 2591 £475 +2.15% 373
South East +24 844 £475 +1.60% 102
North of England +2 574 £450 -5.26% 115
Midlands +1 334 £475 +1.60% 57
South West +32 284 £450 +2.86% 29
North West +29 279 £450 -5.01% 64
East of England +21 271 £525 +5.00% 38
Scotland +76 231 £425 - 25
Yorkshire -7 222 £450 -8.86% 40
West Midlands +15 208 £475 +5.56% 25
East Midlands -14 124 £493 -1.50% 31
North East +38 79 £450 -5.26% 11
Northern Ireland -28 29 £500 +24.84% 1
Wales -30 29 £475 - 6

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 3326 (51.34%) Agile Software Development
2 2513 (38.79%) Linux
3 2226 (34.36%) Amazon AWS
4 2117 (32.67%) Java
5 2035 (31.41%) Jenkins
6 1880 (29.02%) Ansible
7 1863 (28.75%) Docker
8 1799 (27.77%) Puppet
9 1774 (27.38%) Python
10 1653 (25.51%) Continuous Integration
11 1457 (22.49%) Git (software)
12 1199 (18.51%) Opscode Chef
13 1190 (18.37%) Scrum
14 1151 (17.77%) Finance
15 1099 (16.96%) TDD
16 1092 (16.85%) Configuration Management
17 914 (14.11%) Microsoft Azure
18 903 (13.94%) Microservices
19 829 (12.80%) Ruby
20 824 (12.72%) Open Source
21 817 (12.61%) Kubernetes
22 806 (12.44%) Terraform
23 791 (12.21%) JavaScript
24 781 (12.05%) JIRA
25 777 (11.99%) Security Cleared
26 773 (11.93%) Unix
27 771 (11.90%) Test Automation
28 761 (11.75%) Continuous Delivery
29 754 (11.64%) Windows
30 739 (11.41%) Bash Shell

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
1 492 (7.59%) Confluence
2 364 (5.62%) Apache
3 348 (5.37%) Elasticsearch
4 314 (4.85%) Tomcat
5 266 (4.11%) OpenStack
6 239 (3.69%) nginx
7 219 (3.38%) Apache Spark
8 218 (3.36%) JBoss
9 204 (3.15%) Cloud Foundry
10 161 (2.48%) IIS
11 143 (2.21%) WebSphere
12 110 (1.70%) WebLogic
13 73 (1.13%) SharePoint
14 66 (1.02%) CMS
15 61 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 55 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
17 49 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 45 (0.69%) Apache Solr
19 37 (0.57%) Jetty
20 36 (0.56%) Mule
Applications
1 35 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (0.49%) HipChat
3 23 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.093%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.015%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 12 (0.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 12 (0.19%) ION MarketView
4 11 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
5 9 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.062%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.046%) Magento
10 2 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.031%) OpenText Process Suite
10 2 (0.031%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.031%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.031%) R3 Corda
10 2 (0.031%) Salerio
10 2 (0.031%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.031%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2226 (34.36%) Amazon AWS
2 914 (14.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 441 (6.81%) PaaS
4 423 (6.53%) GitHub
5 320 (4.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 301 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
7 292 (4.51%) IaaS
8 195 (3.01%) Amazon S3
9 191 (2.95%) SaaS
10 185 (2.86%) OpenShift
11 138 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
12 137 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
13 129 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
14 108 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 100 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 92 (1.42%) npm
17 87 (1.34%) Amazon ELB
18 80 (1.23%) Route 53
19 70 (1.08%) IBM Cloud
20 66 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 354 (5.46%) HTTP
2 261 (4.03%) Firewall
3 254 (3.92%) TCP/IP
4 247 (3.81%) DNS
5 228 (3.52%) SSL
6 110 (1.70%) LDAP
7 98 (1.51%) VPN
8 85 (1.31%) WAN
9 83 (1.28%) Internet
10 81 (1.25%) SAN
11 79 (1.22%) LAN
12 64 (0.99%) DHCP
12 64 (0.99%) Network Security
13 42 (0.65%) HTTPS
14 38 (0.59%) Kerberos
14 38 (0.59%) OpenLDAP
15 37 (0.57%) SSH
16 30 (0.46%) IPsec
17 26 (0.40%) FTP
18 21 (0.32%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 490 (7.56%) NoSQL
2 489 (7.55%) MongoDB
3 468 (7.22%) PostgreSQL
4 448 (6.91%) MySQL
5 440 (6.79%) SQL Server
6 371 (5.73%) Big Data
7 361 (5.57%) Hadoop
8 262 (4.04%) Relational Database
9 189 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
10 172 (2.65%) Redis
11 132 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
12 130 (2.01%) RDBMS
13 118 (1.82%) Apache Hive
13 118 (1.82%) HBase
14 112 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 111 (1.71%) Oracle Database
16 60 (0.93%) Sqoop
17 57 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
18 52 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
19 41 (0.63%) Impala
Development Applications
1 2035 (31.41%) Jenkins
2 1457 (22.49%) Git (software)
3 781 (12.05%) JIRA
4 562 (8.67%) Maven
5 415 (6.41%) TeamCity
6 300 (4.63%) Sonatype Nexus
7 279 (4.31%) Selenium
8 269 (4.15%) Subversion
9 254 (3.92%) Bitbucket
10 226 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 215 (3.32%) Cucumber
12 214 (3.30%) Octopus Deploy
13 210 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
14 199 (3.07%) Artifactory
15 194 (2.99%) Vagrant
16 177 (2.73%) JUnit
17 161 (2.48%) Gradle
18 146 (2.25%) GitLab
19 143 (2.21%) Ant
20 103 (1.59%) gulp
General
1 1151 (17.77%) Finance
2 603 (9.31%) Banking
3 228 (3.52%) Marketing
4 215 (3.32%) Retail
5 207 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 156 (2.41%) Investment Banking
7 151 (2.33%) Manufacturing
8 149 (2.30%) Electronics
9 92 (1.42%) Front Office
10 64 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 53 (0.82%) Games
12 51 (0.79%) Legal
13 50 (0.77%) Publishing
14 44 (0.68%) Law
15 33 (0.51%) Retail Banking
16 31 (0.48%) Billing
17 30 (0.46%) Advertising
18 28 (0.43%) Automotive
19 26 (0.40%) Back Office
20 13 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2469 (38.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 1505 (23.23%) Developer
3 703 (10.85%) AWS DevOps
4 634 (9.79%) AWS Engineer
5 564 (8.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 538 (8.30%) Java Developer
7 479 (7.39%) Architect
8 404 (6.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 379 (5.85%) Linux Engineer
10 317 (4.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 309 (4.77%) Consultant
12 266 (4.11%) Senior DevOps
13 258 (3.98%) Cloud Engineer
14 225 (3.47%) Senior Developer
15 220 (3.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 204 (3.15%) DevOps Consultant
17 167 (2.58%) Analyst
17 167 (2.58%) DevOps Developer
18 163 (2.52%) Lead DevOps
19 145 (2.24%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 673 (10.39%) Web Services
2 625 (9.65%) .NET
3 583 (9.00%) Node.js
4 487 (7.52%) REST
5 474 (7.32%) HTML
6 468 (7.22%) Spring
7 450 (6.95%) AngularJS
8 395 (6.10%) RESTful
9 365 (5.63%) CSS
10 340 (5.25%) Elastic Stack
11 273 (4.21%) Kafka
12 271 (4.18%) React
13 269 (4.15%) HTML5
14 261 (4.03%) Middleware
15 246 (3.80%) XML
16 222 (3.43%) SOAP
17 218 (3.36%) JSON
18 179 (2.76%) RabbitMQ
19 178 (2.75%) ASP.NET
20 174 (2.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 299 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
2 205 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
3 186 (2.87%) Public Cloud
4 154 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 151 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 142 (2.19%) User Experience
7 131 (2.02%) Virtual Team
8 101 (1.56%) Private Cloud
9 87 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
9 87 (1.34%) Fintech
10 85 (1.31%) Management Information System
11 83 (1.28%) Mobile App
12 61 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
13 59 (0.91%) Clustering
14 49 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
15 48 (0.74%) Blog
15 48 (0.74%) Fixed Income
16 47 (0.73%) PKI
17 43 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 39 (0.60%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2513 (38.79%) Linux
2 773 (11.93%) Unix
3 754 (11.64%) Windows
4 571 (8.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 371 (5.73%) CentOS
6 225 (3.47%) Windows Server
7 209 (3.23%) Ubuntu
8 105 (1.62%) Solaris
9 80 (1.23%) AIX
10 76 (1.17%) Android
11 73 (1.13%) Apple iOS
12 61 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 57 (0.88%) Mac OS X
14 50 (0.77%) CoreOS
15 38 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 35 (0.54%) Debian
17 28 (0.43%) VMS
18 27 (0.42%) SUSE
19 21 (0.32%) Mac OS
20 15 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3326 (51.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1653 (25.51%) Continuous Integration
3 1190 (18.37%) Scrum
4 1099 (16.96%) TDD
5 1092 (16.85%) Configuration Management
6 903 (13.94%) Microservices
7 824 (12.72%) Open Source
8 771 (11.90%) Test Automation
9 761 (11.75%) Continuous Delivery
10 588 (9.08%) Kanban
11 530 (8.18%) BDD
12 401 (6.19%) Software Engineering
13 355 (5.48%) Migration
14 332 (5.12%) E-Commerce
15 316 (4.88%) Mentoring
16 307 (4.74%) Continuous Deployment
17 294 (4.54%) SOA
18 271 (4.18%) Analytics
19 254 (3.92%) User Stories
20 242 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2117 (32.67%) Java
2 1774 (27.38%) Python
3 829 (12.80%) Ruby
4 791 (12.21%) JavaScript
5 739 (11.41%) Bash Shell
6 708 (10.93%) SQL
7 475 (7.33%) C#
8 443 (6.84%) PowerShell
9 388 (5.99%) Perl
10 314 (4.85%) Scala
11 293 (4.52%) Go
12 280 (4.32%) Shell Script
13 206 (3.18%) PHP
14 197 (3.04%) Groovy
15 89 (1.37%) TypeScript
16 80 (1.23%) C++
17 67 (1.03%) C
18 61 (0.94%) PL/SQL
19 47 (0.73%) T-SQL
20 35 (0.54%) ES6
Qualifications
1 777 (11.99%) Security Cleared
2 618 (9.54%) SC Cleared
3 206 (3.18%) Degree
4 94 (1.45%) AWS Certification
5 73 (1.13%) DV Cleared
6 59 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 44 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 40 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 36 (0.56%) CISSP
11 30 (0.46%) MCSE
12 28 (0.43%) PMP
13 23 (0.35%) CCNA
13 23 (0.35%) PMI Certification
14 22 (0.34%) CCNP
15 21 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 19 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (0.25%) RHCE
18 15 (0.23%) Chartered Engineer
18 15 (0.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (3.47%) QA
2 54 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 24 (0.37%) GCP
3 24 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 22 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.32%) GDPR
6 20 (0.31%) SLA
7 19 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (0.25%) JSP 440
9 15 (0.23%) PMO
10 13 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.20%) WCAG
11 11 (0.17%) GPG13
12 9 (0.14%) HL7
13 8 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
13 8 (0.12%) COBIT
13 8 (0.12%) HIPAA
13 8 (0.12%) MiFID
14 5 (0.077%) PA-DSS
15 3 (0.046%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1863 (28.75%) Docker
2 260 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 186 (2.87%) Active Directory
4 118 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
5 89 (1.37%) HDFS
6 69 (1.06%) vCloud
7 63 (0.97%) Apache Flume
8 62 (0.96%) vSphere
9 54 (0.83%) Xen
10 45 (0.69%) Hyper-V
11 38 (0.59%) KVM
12 32 (0.49%) etcd
12 32 (0.49%) flannel
13 31 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 30 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
15 25 (0.39%) LXC
16 24 (0.37%) Squid
17 23 (0.35%) NFS
17 23 (0.35%) VMware NSX
18 19 (0.29%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1880 (29.02%) Ansible
2 1799 (27.77%) Puppet
3 1199 (18.51%) Opscode Chef
4 817 (12.61%) Kubernetes
5 806 (12.44%) Terraform
6 236 (3.64%) logstash
7 181 (2.79%) Kibana
8 153 (2.36%) Nagios
9 132 (2.04%) Packer
10 126 (1.94%) ZABBIX
11 115 (1.77%) Salt
12 111 (1.71%) Grafana
13 95 (1.47%) Prometheus
14 94 (1.45%) Mesos
15 82 (1.27%) Graphite
16 77 (1.19%) Consul
17 67 (1.03%) Rancher
18 60 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
19 55 (0.85%) HAProxy
20 50 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 568 (8.77%) Oracle
2 513 (7.92%) Red Hat
3 487 (7.52%) VMware
4 470 (7.25%) Microsoft
5 235 (3.63%) Splunk
6 220 (3.40%) Atlassian
7 205 (3.16%) SAP
8 199 (3.07%) Google
9 193 (2.98%) IBM
10 127 (1.96%) AppDynamics
11 107 (1.65%) SaltStack
12 86 (1.33%) Cisco
13 80 (1.23%) HP
14 79 (1.22%) New Relic
15 68 (1.05%) MuleSoft
16 64 (0.99%) ServiceNow
17 60 (0.93%) Cloudera
18 55 (0.85%) Adobe
19 53 (0.82%) Citrix
19 53 (0.82%) TIBCO