Period
to 19 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 19 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 32 81
Rank change year-on-year +9 +49 +65
Contract jobs citing DevOps 6951 5888 2852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.85% 5.62% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.11% 6.69% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5146 4186 2050
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £375 £367 £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 31 16 13
UK median hourly rate £48.00 £55.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.73% - -15.38%
10th Percentile £35.00 £43.69 £34.84
90th Percentile £80.00 £59.31 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £55.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -15.45% - -

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 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
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 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +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 19 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 19 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 19 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 6571 £513 +2.50% 689
London +2 4103 £525 - 346
UK excluding London +15 2762 £475 +2.15% 364
South East +29 898 £475 - 68
North of England 0 653 £462 -0.11% 137
Midlands +21 378 £495 +4.21% 46
South West +16 294 £475 +5.56% 45
North West +12 285 £480 +6.67% 80
Yorkshire -4 268 £460 -3.16% 52
East of England +8 242 £525 +5.00% 46
Scotland +63 240 £463 +8.82% 16
West Midlands +12 221 £488 +2.63% 27
East Midlands +19 156 £500 +5.26% 19
North East +18 118 £450 - 5
Wales -21 40 £475 - 6
Northern Ireland -12 31 £450 -

For the 6 months to 19 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 3552 (51.10%) Agile Software Development
2 2711 (39.00%) Linux
3 2567 (36.93%) Amazon AWS
4 2290 (32.94%) Jenkins
5 2245 (32.30%) Java
6 2036 (29.29%) Docker
7 2010 (28.92%) Ansible
8 1985 (28.56%) Python
9 1821 (26.20%) Puppet
10 1767 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
11 1624 (23.36%) Git (software)
12 1263 (18.17%) Finance
13 1246 (17.93%) Scrum
14 1218 (17.52%) Configuration Management
15 1190 (17.12%) Opscode Chef
16 1099 (15.81%) TDD
17 1096 (15.77%) Microsoft Azure
18 936 (13.47%) Terraform
19 930 (13.38%) Windows
20 919 (13.22%) JIRA
21 898 (12.92%) Microservices
22 865 (12.44%) Unix
23 847 (12.19%) Ruby
24 844 (12.14%) JavaScript
25 838 (12.06%) Bash Shell
25 838 (12.06%) Test Automation
26 833 (11.98%) Open Source
26 833 (11.98%) Kubernetes
27 825 (11.87%) Continuous Delivery
28 794 (11.42%) 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
1 574 (8.26%) Confluence
2 363 (5.22%) Apache
3 345 (4.96%) Tomcat
4 343 (4.93%) Elasticsearch
5 255 (3.67%) nginx
5 255 (3.67%) OpenStack
6 244 (3.51%) Apache Spark
7 212 (3.05%) JBoss
8 190 (2.73%) Cloud Foundry
9 167 (2.40%) IIS
10 121 (1.74%) WebSphere
11 108 (1.55%) WebLogic
12 77 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 67 (0.96%) CMS
14 59 (0.85%) SharePoint
15 58 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 37 (0.53%) Jetty
17 35 (0.50%) Apache Solr
17 35 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
18 34 (0.49%) Mule
Applications
1 33 (0.47%) 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 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.086%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.058%) 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 14 (0.20%) 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 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
6 8 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.10%) Magento
8 6 (0.086%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.058%) 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 2567 (36.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1096 (15.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 457 (6.57%) GitHub
4 437 (6.29%) PaaS
5 372 (5.35%) Amazon EC2
6 360 (5.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 327 (4.70%) IaaS
8 261 (3.75%) Amazon S3
9 199 (2.86%) Serverless
10 192 (2.76%) SaaS
11 188 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
12 187 (2.69%) OpenShift
13 172 (2.47%) AWS Lambda
14 160 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
15 147 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 122 (1.76%) Route 53
17 118 (1.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 103 (1.48%) npm
19 102 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
20 69 (0.99%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 346 (4.98%) HTTP
2 298 (4.29%) TCP/IP
3 292 (4.20%) Firewall
4 252 (3.63%) DNS
5 228 (3.28%) SSL
6 104 (1.50%) VPN
7 102 (1.47%) Internet
8 81 (1.17%) SAN
9 78 (1.12%) LAN
10 77 (1.11%) LDAP
10 77 (1.11%) Network Security
11 76 (1.09%) WAN
12 70 (1.01%) DHCP
13 38 (0.55%) SSH
14 35 (0.50%) OpenLDAP
15 34 (0.49%) SMS
16 33 (0.47%) Kerberos
17 32 (0.46%) HTTPS
18 31 (0.45%) FTP
19 29 (0.42%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 541 (7.78%) NoSQL
2 499 (7.18%) MySQL
3 491 (7.06%) MongoDB
4 485 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
5 467 (6.72%) SQL Server
6 389 (5.60%) Big Data
7 386 (5.55%) Hadoop
8 287 (4.13%) Relational Database
9 194 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
10 186 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 163 (2.34%) Redis
12 155 (2.23%) RDBMS
13 139 (2.00%) Oracle Database
14 123 (1.77%) Apache Hive
15 114 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 110 (1.58%) HBase
17 65 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
18 63 (0.91%) Sqoop
19 47 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 40 (0.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2290 (32.94%) Jenkins
2 1624 (23.36%) Git (software)
3 919 (13.22%) JIRA
4 565 (8.13%) Maven
5 509 (7.32%) TeamCity
6 349 (5.02%) Sonatype Nexus
7 302 (4.34%) Selenium
8 301 (4.33%) Subversion
9 300 (4.32%) Bitbucket
10 263 (3.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 252 (3.63%) Octopus Deploy
12 225 (3.24%) Cucumber
13 213 (3.06%) Artifactory
14 197 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
15 181 (2.60%) Vagrant
16 170 (2.45%) JUnit
17 154 (2.22%) Gradle
18 151 (2.17%) Ant
19 143 (2.06%) GitLab
19 143 (2.06%) SonarQube
General
1 1263 (18.17%) Finance
2 659 (9.48%) Banking
3 209 (3.01%) Marketing
3 209 (3.01%) Retail
4 189 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 151 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 124 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 122 (1.76%) Electronics
8 80 (1.15%) Front Office
9 74 (1.06%) Games
9 74 (1.06%) Publishing
10 71 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 66 (0.95%) Retail Banking
12 53 (0.76%) Legal
13 41 (0.59%) Law
14 35 (0.50%) Advertising
14 35 (0.50%) Billing
15 31 (0.45%) Automotive
16 23 (0.33%) Back Office
17 18 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2823 (40.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 1521 (21.88%) Developer
3 820 (11.80%) AWS DevOps
4 759 (10.92%) AWS Engineer
5 680 (9.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 551 (7.93%) Java Developer
7 516 (7.42%) Architect
8 447 (6.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 411 (5.91%) Linux Engineer
10 354 (5.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 329 (4.73%) Consultant
11 329 (4.73%) Senior DevOps
12 287 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
13 286 (4.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 230 (3.31%) Senior Developer
15 228 (3.28%) DevOps Consultant
16 206 (2.96%) DevOps Developer
17 187 (2.69%) Azure DevOps
18 180 (2.59%) Lead DevOps
19 174 (2.50%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 794 (11.42%) Web Services
2 681 (9.80%) .NET
3 590 (8.49%) Node.js
4 460 (6.62%) AngularJS
5 458 (6.59%) REST
6 428 (6.16%) HTML
7 418 (6.01%) Spring
8 412 (5.93%) RESTful
9 357 (5.14%) Elastic Stack
10 335 (4.82%) CSS
11 318 (4.57%) Kafka
12 315 (4.53%) React
13 278 (4.00%) JSON
14 269 (3.87%) Middleware
15 242 (3.48%) HTML5
16 229 (3.29%) XML
17 213 (3.06%) SOAP
18 181 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
19 179 (2.58%) Spring Boot
20 166 (2.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 266 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
2 247 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
3 223 (3.21%) Public Cloud
4 160 (2.30%) Data Centre
5 157 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 157 (2.26%) Virtual Team
6 124 (1.78%) Mobile App
7 123 (1.77%) User Experience
8 122 (1.76%) Fintech
9 95 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 85 (1.22%) Private Cloud
11 75 (1.08%) Clustering
12 74 (1.06%) Management Information System
13 65 (0.94%) Blog
14 64 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
15 60 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
16 52 (0.75%) Data Structures
17 51 (0.73%) PKI
18 48 (0.69%) Replication
19 41 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2711 (39.00%) Linux
2 930 (13.38%) Windows
3 865 (12.44%) Unix
4 575 (8.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 316 (4.55%) CentOS
6 285 (4.10%) Windows Server
7 189 (2.72%) Ubuntu
8 97 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 89 (1.28%) Solaris
10 84 (1.21%) Android
11 74 (1.06%) Apple iOS
12 62 (0.89%) AIX
13 46 (0.66%) CoreOS
14 44 (0.63%) Mac OS X
15 42 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
16 37 (0.53%) Debian
17 26 (0.37%) VMS
18 25 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
19 24 (0.35%) Windows 10
20 18 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3552 (51.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1767 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
3 1246 (17.93%) Scrum
4 1218 (17.52%) Configuration Management
5 1099 (15.81%) TDD
6 898 (12.92%) Microservices
7 838 (12.06%) Test Automation
8 833 (11.98%) Open Source
9 825 (11.87%) Continuous Delivery
10 625 (8.99%) Kanban
11 598 (8.60%) BDD
12 421 (6.06%) Software Engineering
13 392 (5.64%) Mentoring
14 388 (5.58%) Migration
15 333 (4.79%) E-Commerce
16 321 (4.62%) Continuous Deployment
17 295 (4.24%) SDLC
18 292 (4.20%) SOA
18 292 (4.20%) User Stories
19 273 (3.93%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2245 (32.30%) Java
2 1985 (28.56%) Python
3 847 (12.19%) Ruby
4 844 (12.14%) JavaScript
5 838 (12.06%) Bash Shell
6 779 (11.21%) SQL
7 561 (8.07%) PowerShell
8 514 (7.39%) C#
9 384 (5.52%) Perl
10 321 (4.62%) Scala
11 296 (4.26%) Go
12 275 (3.96%) Shell Script
13 236 (3.40%) PHP
14 212 (3.05%) Groovy
15 114 (1.64%) C++
16 95 (1.37%) TypeScript
17 78 (1.12%) PL/SQL
18 65 (0.94%) C
18 65 (0.94%) ES6
19 45 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 794 (11.42%) Security Cleared
2 609 (8.76%) SC Cleared
3 225 (3.24%) Degree
4 99 (1.42%) AWS Certification
5 61 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 57 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 52 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 49 (0.70%) CISSP
9 36 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (0.40%) PMP
11 26 (0.37%) CISM
12 23 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
13 22 (0.32%) PMI Certification
14 19 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
15 18 (0.26%) MCSE
16 17 (0.24%) ISEB
17 15 (0.22%) CCNP
17 15 (0.22%) CCSP
17 15 (0.22%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (4.19%) QA
2 57 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 46 (0.66%) GCP
4 30 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 27 (0.39%) GDPR
6 24 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 23 (0.33%) SLA
8 19 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 18 (0.26%) HIPAA
9 18 (0.26%) PMO
10 17 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
10 17 (0.24%) WCAG
11 10 (0.14%) JSP 440
12 9 (0.13%) GPG13
13 8 (0.12%) MiFID
14 5 (0.072%) OASIS TOSCA
15 4 (0.058%) COBIT
15 4 (0.058%) PSD2
15 4 (0.058%) SAS 70
System Software
1 2036 (29.29%) Docker
2 218 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 212 (3.05%) Active Directory
4 128 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
5 105 (1.51%) HDFS
6 90 (1.29%) vCloud
7 83 (1.19%) Apache Flume
8 49 (0.70%) Hyper-V
8 49 (0.70%) vSphere
9 46 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
10 45 (0.65%) Xen
11 30 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 26 (0.37%) etcd
13 24 (0.35%) flannel
13 24 (0.35%) NFS
14 23 (0.33%) KVM
15 22 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
16 21 (0.30%) LXC
17 17 (0.24%) Squid
18 16 (0.23%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2010 (28.92%) Ansible
2 1821 (26.20%) Puppet
3 1190 (17.12%) Opscode Chef
4 936 (13.47%) Terraform
5 833 (11.98%) Kubernetes
6 254 (3.65%) logstash
7 213 (3.06%) Kibana
8 165 (2.37%) Nagios
9 156 (2.24%) Grafana
10 154 (2.22%) Packer
11 136 (1.96%) ZABBIX
12 116 (1.67%) Salt
13 107 (1.54%) Prometheus
14 97 (1.40%) Mesos
15 83 (1.19%) Rancher
16 81 (1.17%) Consul
17 73 (1.05%) Ambari
18 72 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
19 56 (0.81%) Graphite
20 46 (0.66%) Oozie
Vendors
1 574 (8.26%) Oracle
2 523 (7.52%) Red Hat
3 494 (7.11%) Microsoft
4 447 (6.43%) VMware
5 297 (4.27%) Splunk
6 267 (3.84%) Atlassian
7 238 (3.42%) Google
8 189 (2.72%) IBM
9 186 (2.68%) SAP
10 132 (1.90%) AppDynamics
11 103 (1.48%) SaltStack
12 95 (1.37%) New Relic
13 94 (1.35%) Cisco
14 71 (1.02%) HP
15 68 (0.98%) Adobe
16 67 (0.96%) ServiceNow
17 66 (0.95%) Cloudera
18 65 (0.94%) Rackspace
19 58 (0.83%) TIBCO
20 53 (0.76%) MuleSoft