Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 28 44
Rank change year-on-year +15 +16 +67
Contract jobs citing DevOps 8,443 5,775 4,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.42% 6.31% 4.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.83% 7.44% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,918 4,199 3,162
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £388 £363 £363
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £475 £452
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.09% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 11
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £51.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.75% -7.27% +22.22%
10th Percentile £21.45 £40.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £73.00 £74.34 £59.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £57.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +3.07% +3.64% +37.50%

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 85,859 77,642 89,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.79% 84.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,602 50,789 59,049
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,337 2,079 2,258
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% - +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.49 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 7,949 £525 +5.00% 1,844
London +6 4,614 £550 +4.76% 945
UK excluding London +14 3,717 £490 +3.16% 1,005
South East +11 1,096 £500 +5.26% 235
North of England +14 995 £470 +4.44% 341
Midlands +45 622 £500 - 87
North West +20 489 £475 +5.56% 210
West Midlands +38 380 £525 +5.00% 49
South West +20 356 £495 +7.61% 113
Yorkshire +6 323 £450 +5.88% 106
Scotland +10 275 £475 +11.76% 64
East of England -5 259 £500 -4.67% 121
East Midlands +50 229 £450 -10.00% 38
North East +17 188 £475 +5.56% 25
Wales +8 120 £500 +5.26% 25
Northern Ireland +2 5 £500 +11.11% 18

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 4,366 (51.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3,350 (39.68%) Amazon AWS
3 2,973 (35.21%) Linux
4 2,789 (33.03%) Jenkins
5 2,631 (31.16%) Docker
6 2,507 (29.69%) Java
7 2,487 (29.46%) Ansible
8 2,423 (28.70%) Python
9 2,029 (24.03%) Continuous Integration
10 2,001 (23.70%) Puppet
11 1,939 (22.97%) Git (software)
12 1,701 (20.15%) Microsoft Azure
13 1,585 (18.77%) Terraform
14 1,463 (17.33%) Kubernetes
15 1,429 (16.93%) Scrum
16 1,386 (16.42%) Opscode Chef
17 1,323 (15.67%) Configuration Management
18 1,315 (15.58%) Finance
19 1,273 (15.08%) TDD
20 1,227 (14.53%) Microservices
21 1,162 (13.76%) JavaScript
22 1,145 (13.56%) Test Automation
23 1,118 (13.24%) Bash Shell
24 1,042 (12.34%) Windows
25 1,023 (12.12%) JIRA
26 1,019 (12.07%) Ruby
27 959 (11.36%) Continuous Delivery
28 931 (11.03%) Security Cleared
29 903 (10.70%) Open Source
30 878 (10.40%) SQL

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
1 610 (7.22%) Confluence
2 367 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 317 (3.75%) Apache
4 307 (3.64%) Apache Spark
5 295 (3.49%) nginx
5 295 (3.49%) Tomcat
6 266 (3.15%) Cloud Foundry
7 164 (1.94%) JBoss
7 164 (1.94%) OpenStack
8 137 (1.62%) IIS
9 126 (1.49%) CMS
10 125 (1.48%) WebSphere
11 106 (1.26%) WebLogic
12 74 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 65 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 58 (0.69%) Apache Solr
15 53 (0.63%) Mule
16 39 (0.46%) SharePoint
17 38 (0.45%) Jetty
18 36 (0.43%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 67 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.25%) HipChat
4 15 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.095%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.071%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.071%) InVision
8 3 (0.036%) Simulink
9 2 (0.024%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.012%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.012%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.012%) Stata
10 1 (0.012%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 49 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
3 18 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
4 16 (0.19%) Magento
5 14 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
5 14 (0.17%) Front Arena
5 14 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 14 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 14 (0.17%) thinkFolio
6 12 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 12 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 10 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
8 9 (0.11%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.083%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 7 (0.083%) HiPortfolio
9 7 (0.083%) R3 Corda
9 7 (0.083%) Summit
10 6 (0.071%) Bloomberg AIM
10 6 (0.071%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3,350 (39.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1,701 (20.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 519 (6.15%) PaaS
4 467 (5.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 466 (5.52%) GitHub
6 400 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
7 362 (4.29%) IaaS
8 356 (4.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 343 (4.06%) Amazon S3
9 343 (4.06%) Serverless
10 285 (3.38%) AWS Lambda
11 246 (2.91%) SaaS
12 237 (2.81%) OpenShift
13 230 (2.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 185 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
15 163 (1.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 154 (1.82%) npm
17 139 (1.65%) Amazon ELB
18 136 (1.61%) Route 53
19 82 (0.97%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 335 (3.97%) Firewall
2 277 (3.28%) TCP/IP
3 267 (3.16%) HTTP
4 258 (3.06%) DNS
5 248 (2.94%) SSL
6 123 (1.46%) VPN
7 104 (1.23%) Internet
8 91 (1.08%) Network Security
9 82 (0.97%) DHCP
10 60 (0.71%) FTP
11 59 (0.70%) SMS
12 54 (0.64%) Kerberos
13 51 (0.60%) IPsec
14 48 (0.57%) SSH
15 43 (0.51%) SAN
15 43 (0.51%) WAN
16 36 (0.43%) DSL
16 36 (0.43%) LAN
17 31 (0.37%) Software-Defined Networking
18 28 (0.33%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 566 (6.70%) NoSQL
2 563 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 527 (6.24%) SQL Server
4 514 (6.09%) MySQL
5 490 (5.80%) Big Data
6 446 (5.28%) Hadoop
7 429 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
8 276 (3.27%) Relational Database
9 221 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
10 195 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 152 (1.80%) Apache Hive
12 149 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
13 144 (1.71%) Oracle Database
13 144 (1.71%) Redis
14 143 (1.69%) HBase
15 142 (1.68%) RDBMS
16 118 (1.40%) Amazon Redshift
17 91 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 79 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
19 56 (0.66%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2,789 (33.03%) Jenkins
2 1,939 (22.97%) Git (software)
3 1,023 (12.12%) JIRA
4 572 (6.77%) Maven
5 509 (6.03%) TeamCity
6 445 (5.27%) Selenium
7 432 (5.12%) Sonatype Nexus
8 322 (3.81%) Cucumber
9 298 (3.53%) Bitbucket
9 298 (3.53%) Subversion
10 274 (3.25%) Artifactory
11 262 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
12 250 (2.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 244 (2.89%) SonarQube
14 238 (2.82%) Vagrant
15 229 (2.71%) Visual Studio Team System
16 224 (2.65%) Visual Studio
17 219 (2.59%) GitLab
18 215 (2.55%) JUnit
18 215 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,315 (15.58%) Finance
2 671 (7.95%) Banking
3 255 (3.02%) Retail
4 169 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 117 (1.39%) Marketing
6 91 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 87 (1.03%) Games
8 86 (1.02%) Law
9 85 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 75 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 74 (0.88%) Front Office
12 72 (0.85%) Electronics
13 55 (0.65%) Publishing
14 53 (0.63%) Advertising
15 51 (0.60%) Legal
16 39 (0.46%) Back Office
17 32 (0.38%) Retail Banking
18 20 (0.24%) Automotive
19 19 (0.23%) Billing
20 15 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3,384 (40.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,774 (21.01%) Developer
3 1,011 (11.97%) AWS DevOps
4 977 (11.57%) AWS Engineer
5 842 (9.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 722 (8.55%) Architect
7 572 (6.77%) Java Developer
8 496 (5.87%) Senior DevOps
9 438 (5.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 396 (4.69%) Consultant
11 367 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
12 363 (4.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 308 (3.65%) Linux Engineer
14 292 (3.46%) Azure DevOps
15 272 (3.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 263 (3.12%) Senior Developer
17 259 (3.07%) Azure Engineer
18 248 (2.94%) DevOps Consultant
19 238 (2.82%) Kubernetes Engineer
20 227 (2.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 848 (10.04%) Node.js
2 830 (9.83%) .NET
3 810 (9.59%) Web Services
4 639 (7.57%) AngularJS
5 626 (7.41%) REST
6 582 (6.89%) HTML
7 540 (6.40%) React
8 529 (6.27%) Spring
9 519 (6.15%) CSS
10 432 (5.12%) Kafka
11 418 (4.95%) RESTful
12 415 (4.92%) JSON
13 400 (4.74%) Elastic Stack
14 334 (3.96%) HTML5
15 245 (2.90%) XML
16 239 (2.83%) RabbitMQ
17 233 (2.76%) ASP.NET
18 217 (2.57%) CSS3
19 211 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
20 210 (2.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 349 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
2 341 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 233 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
4 210 (2.49%) User Experience
5 205 (2.43%) Fintech
6 200 (2.37%) Data Centre
7 188 (2.23%) Public Cloud
8 171 (2.03%) Computer Science
9 157 (1.86%) Mobile App
10 140 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
11 127 (1.50%) iPad
12 124 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
13 114 (1.35%) Management Information System
14 106 (1.26%) Cloud Native
15 95 (1.13%) Private Cloud
16 91 (1.08%) Virtual Team
17 79 (0.94%) Algorithms
18 67 (0.79%) Data Structures
19 63 (0.75%) Clustering
20 60 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2,973 (35.21%) Linux
2 1,042 (12.34%) Windows
3 797 (9.44%) Unix
4 671 (7.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 382 (4.52%) CentOS
6 277 (3.28%) Windows Server
7 198 (2.35%) Ubuntu
8 168 (1.99%) Apple iOS
9 157 (1.86%) Android
10 94 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 64 (0.76%) CoreOS
12 58 (0.69%) Solaris
13 50 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
14 42 (0.50%) Debian
15 39 (0.46%) Mac OS X
16 38 (0.45%) AIX
17 34 (0.40%) DC/OS
17 34 (0.40%) VMS
18 25 (0.30%) Windows 10
19 17 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,366 (51.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2,029 (24.03%) Continuous Integration
3 1,429 (16.93%) Scrum
4 1,323 (15.67%) Configuration Management
5 1,273 (15.08%) TDD
6 1,227 (14.53%) Microservices
7 1,145 (13.56%) Test Automation
8 959 (11.36%) Continuous Delivery
9 903 (10.70%) Open Source
10 755 (8.94%) BDD
11 625 (7.40%) Deployment Automation
12 604 (7.15%) Kanban
13 565 (6.69%) Software Engineering
14 555 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
15 524 (6.21%) Migration
16 492 (5.83%) E-Commerce
17 472 (5.59%) Mentoring
18 424 (5.02%) Continuous Deployment
19 365 (4.32%) Analytics
20 339 (4.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,507 (29.69%) Java
2 2,423 (28.70%) Python
3 1,162 (13.76%) JavaScript
4 1,118 (13.24%) Bash Shell
5 1,019 (12.07%) Ruby
6 878 (10.40%) SQL
7 768 (9.10%) C#
8 620 (7.34%) PowerShell
9 532 (6.30%) Perl
10 428 (5.07%) Groovy
11 353 (4.18%) Java 8
12 352 (4.17%) Shell Script
13 345 (4.09%) Scala
14 299 (3.54%) Go
15 290 (3.43%) PHP
16 170 (2.01%) C++
17 154 (1.82%) TypeScript
18 136 (1.61%) C
19 104 (1.23%) ES6
20 68 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 931 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 765 (9.06%) SC Cleared
3 299 (3.54%) Degree
4 188 (2.23%) AWS Certification
5 91 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 77 (0.91%) CISSP
7 62 (0.73%) DV Cleared
8 59 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 55 (0.65%) CISM
10 47 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 39 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
12 35 (0.41%) CISA
13 33 (0.39%) ISEB
13 33 (0.39%) ISTQB
14 30 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
14 30 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 29 (0.34%) CCNP
15 29 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
15 29 (0.34%) PMI Certification
16 24 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 434 (5.14%) QA
2 171 (2.03%) GCP
3 59 (0.70%) SLA
4 56 (0.66%) GDPR
5 40 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 29 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 29 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (0.30%) PMO
7 25 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.18%) PSD2
9 13 (0.15%) COBIT
10 9 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
11 7 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (0.083%) JSP 440
12 6 (0.071%) HIPAA
12 6 (0.071%) ISAE 3402
12 6 (0.071%) ISO 22301
12 6 (0.071%) ISO 31000
12 6 (0.071%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.071%) RMADS
System Software
1 2,631 (31.16%) Docker
2 212 (2.51%) Active Directory
3 194 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 176 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
5 83 (0.98%) HDFS
6 64 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 61 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 46 (0.54%) vSphere
9 41 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
10 40 (0.47%) Apache Flume
10 40 (0.47%) etcd
10 40 (0.47%) flannel
11 36 (0.43%) vCloud
12 35 (0.41%) VirtualBox
13 33 (0.39%) Xen
14 22 (0.26%) KVM
15 21 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
16 19 (0.23%) VMware NSX
17 18 (0.21%) Squid
18 17 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2,487 (29.46%) Ansible
2 2,001 (23.70%) Puppet
3 1,585 (18.77%) Terraform
4 1,463 (17.33%) Kubernetes
5 1,386 (16.42%) Opscode Chef
6 279 (3.30%) Packer
7 221 (2.62%) Kibana
8 202 (2.39%) logstash
8 202 (2.39%) Salt
9 188 (2.23%) Nagios
10 178 (2.11%) Grafana
11 176 (2.08%) Consul
12 148 (1.75%) Mesos
13 122 (1.44%) Prometheus
14 110 (1.30%) ZABBIX
15 105 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
16 102 (1.21%) HAProxy
17 84 (0.99%) Oozie
18 73 (0.86%) Rancher
19 66 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 740 (8.76%) Microsoft
2 572 (6.77%) Red Hat
3 533 (6.31%) Oracle
4 391 (4.63%) Google
5 358 (4.24%) Splunk
6 324 (3.84%) VMware
7 245 (2.90%) Atlassian
8 202 (2.39%) IBM
9 181 (2.14%) SAP
10 180 (2.13%) New Relic
11 121 (1.43%) AppDynamics
11 121 (1.43%) SaltStack
12 105 (1.24%) Cisco
13 95 (1.13%) Adobe
14 92 (1.09%) Cloudera
15 89 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
16 77 (0.91%) ServiceNow
17 75 (0.89%) HP
18 73 (0.86%) MuleSoft
19 63 (0.75%) Hortonworks