Period
to 23 May 2019

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 May 2019 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 13 30
Rank change year-on-year +2 +17 +17
Contract jobs citing DevOps 10,041 8,423 5,583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.04% 8.36% 6.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.69% 9.67% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,935 5,968 4,039
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £400 £388 £360
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 18
UK median hourly rate £45.64 £60.50 £54.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.57% +12.04% +2.86%
10th Percentile £35.00 £34.00 £39.63
90th Percentile £70.00 £72.63 £74.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.32 £61.00 £57.00
% change year-on-year -33.91% +7.02% +17.53%

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 79,098 87,137 76,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.93% 86.46% 85.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,110 57,481 50,498
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £304 £298 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,128 2,294 2,079
UK median hourly rate £24.64 £21.79 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.08% -12.86% -
10th Percentile £11.62 £11.17 £11.47
90th Percentile £51.42 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.63% -20.00% -6.38%

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 May 2019.

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 May 2019.

Contractor 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 23 May 2019. 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 +2 9,477 £540 +2.86% 1,682
London +3 5,270 £550 - 829
UK excluding London +13 4,636 £500 +1.01% 972
South East +9 1,397 £500 - 221
North of England +8 1,245 £500 +5.26% 291
Midlands +15 733 £500 - 119
North West +4 558 £550 +15.79% 173
South West +7 553 £500 - 95
West Midlands +16 523 £500 -4.76% 79
Yorkshire +15 511 £486 +8.06% 96
Scotland +20 330 £500 +5.26% 85
East of England +15 256 £475 -5.00% 128
East Midlands +6 197 £480 +6.67% 40
North East +5 175 £475 - 22
Wales +5 126 £515 +3.00% 14
Northern Ireland +24 15 £425 -15.00% 20
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 4,813 (47.93%) Agile Software Development
2 3,762 (37.47%) Amazon AWS
3 3,099 (30.86%) Docker
3 3,099 (30.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 3,008 (29.96%) Jenkins
5 2,695 (26.84%) Linux
6 2,532 (25.22%) Java
7 2,494 (24.84%) Python
8 2,451 (24.41%) Ansible
9 2,439 (24.29%) Kubernetes
10 2,184 (21.75%) Terraform
11 2,016 (20.08%) Git (software)
12 1,697 (16.90%) Finance
13 1,688 (16.81%) Continuous Integration
14 1,619 (16.12%) Puppet
15 1,587 (15.81%) Scrum
16 1,553 (15.47%) Microservices
17 1,356 (13.50%) Test Automation
18 1,354 (13.48%) SQL
19 1,334 (13.29%) JavaScript
20 1,157 (11.52%) JIRA
21 1,111 (11.06%) Configuration Management
22 1,089 (10.85%) Microsoft
22 1,089 (10.85%) Opscode Chef
23 1,076 (10.72%) Windows
24 1,057 (10.53%) TDD
25 1,025 (10.21%) .NET
26 994 (9.90%) Security Cleared
27 956 (9.52%) PowerShell
28 917 (9.13%) Web Services

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
1 606 (6.04%) Confluence
2 331 (3.30%) Apache
3 315 (3.14%) nginx
4 308 (3.07%) Apache Spark
5 265 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
6 257 (2.56%) Tomcat
7 189 (1.88%) IIS
8 170 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
9 163 (1.62%) SharePoint
10 153 (1.52%) OpenStack
11 147 (1.46%) WebSphere
12 115 (1.15%) CMS
13 110 (1.10%) JBoss
14 76 (0.76%) WebLogic
15 58 (0.58%) Apache Solr
16 57 (0.57%) Documentum
17 51 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 46 (0.46%) Jetty
19 40 (0.40%) Mongrel
20 38 (0.38%) Mule
Applications
1 98 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
2 95 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
4 28 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.080%) Chatbot
6 8 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.050%) InVision
8 4 (0.040%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.010%) InDesign
9 1 (0.010%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.010%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.010%) SPSS
9 1 (0.010%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 81 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
3 23 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
4 21 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
5 20 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 20 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 18 (0.18%) Endur
7 14 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 13 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 12 (0.12%) assyst
9 12 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 11 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 10 (0.100%) Magento
12 6 (0.060%) Teamcenter
13 5 (0.050%) BusinessWorks
13 5 (0.050%) Markit EDM
14 4 (0.040%) Fredhopper
14 4 (0.040%) SAP ERP
14 4 (0.040%) SAP HR
14 4 (0.040%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3,762 (37.47%) Amazon AWS
2 3,099 (30.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 863 (8.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 755 (7.52%) PaaS
5 577 (5.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 575 (5.73%) Serverless
7 563 (5.61%) GitHub
8 521 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
9 497 (4.95%) IaaS
10 490 (4.88%) OpenShift
11 472 (4.70%) Amazon S3
12 436 (4.34%) AWS Lambda
13 282 (2.81%) SaaS
14 263 (2.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 224 (2.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 181 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
17 178 (1.77%) Amazon ELB
18 176 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
19 167 (1.66%) Route 53
20 165 (1.64%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 343 (3.42%) HTTP
2 327 (3.26%) DNS
3 287 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 254 (2.53%) Firewall
5 234 (2.33%) SSL
6 198 (1.97%) VPN
7 143 (1.42%) DHCP
8 139 (1.38%) FTP
9 129 (1.28%) Internet
10 114 (1.14%) IPsec
11 95 (0.95%) WAN
12 80 (0.80%) Network Security
13 61 (0.61%) LAN
14 59 (0.59%) SAN
15 57 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
16 44 (0.44%) Kerberos
17 36 (0.36%) DSL
18 33 (0.33%) VLAN
19 28 (0.28%) SSH
20 27 (0.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 695 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 581 (5.79%) NoSQL
3 551 (5.49%) Big Data
4 514 (5.12%) MongoDB
5 436 (4.34%) MySQL
6 417 (4.15%) Hadoop
7 390 (3.88%) Amazon RDS
8 329 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
9 311 (3.10%) Relational Database
10 198 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
11 197 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 190 (1.89%) RDBMS
13 176 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
14 163 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
15 156 (1.55%) Redis
16 155 (1.54%) Power BI
17 145 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 145 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 136 (1.35%) Oracle Database
19 135 (1.34%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 3,008 (29.96%) Jenkins
2 2,016 (20.08%) Git (software)
3 1,157 (11.52%) JIRA
4 631 (6.28%) Visual Studio Team System
5 534 (5.32%) Maven
6 448 (4.46%) Selenium
7 431 (4.29%) Sonatype Nexus
8 412 (4.10%) GitLab
9 368 (3.66%) TeamCity
10 331 (3.30%) Bitbucket
11 309 (3.08%) Visual Studio
12 307 (3.06%) Cucumber
13 297 (2.96%) JUnit
14 289 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
15 284 (2.83%) SonarQube
16 274 (2.73%) Artifactory
17 227 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
18 211 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 196 (1.95%) Travis CI
20 180 (1.79%) Gradle
General
1 1,697 (16.90%) Finance
2 714 (7.11%) Banking
3 273 (2.72%) Retail
4 180 (1.79%) Marketing
5 139 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 134 (1.33%) Front Office
7 128 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 99 (0.99%) Law
9 97 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 93 (0.93%) Investment Banking
11 79 (0.79%) Legal
12 73 (0.73%) Games
13 65 (0.65%) Electronics
14 61 (0.61%) Retail Banking
15 51 (0.51%) Publishing
16 45 (0.45%) Advertising
17 42 (0.42%) Billing
18 29 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 28 (0.28%) Back Office
20 23 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3,606 (35.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 2,276 (22.67%) Developer
3 910 (9.06%) AWS Engineer
4 909 (9.05%) AWS DevOps
5 895 (8.91%) Architect
6 752 (7.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 596 (5.94%) Azure DevOps
8 580 (5.78%) Java Developer
9 543 (5.41%) Azure Engineer
10 512 (5.10%) Cloud Engineer
11 475 (4.73%) Senior DevOps
12 459 (4.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 386 (3.84%) Senior Developer
14 374 (3.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 321 (3.20%) Consultant
16 311 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
17 292 (2.91%) Platform Engineer
18 266 (2.65%) Analyst
19 265 (2.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
20 261 (2.60%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,025 (10.21%) .NET
2 917 (9.13%) Web Services
3 888 (8.84%) Node.js
4 733 (7.30%) HTML
5 663 (6.60%) AngularJS
6 643 (6.40%) REST
7 617 (6.14%) Spring
8 616 (6.13%) CSS
9 519 (5.17%) Kafka
10 492 (4.90%) React
11 469 (4.67%) RESTful
12 455 (4.53%) JSON
13 415 (4.13%) Spring Boot
14 361 (3.60%) HTML5
15 349 (3.48%) Elastic Stack
16 276 (2.75%) SOAP
16 276 (2.75%) XML
17 251 (2.50%) J2EE
18 232 (2.31%) jQuery
19 220 (2.19%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 414 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
2 359 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
3 355 (3.54%) Public Cloud
4 285 (2.84%) Fintech
5 250 (2.49%) Cloud Native
6 210 (2.09%) User Experience
7 202 (2.01%) Data Centre
8 173 (1.72%) Mobile App
9 155 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 150 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
11 133 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
12 132 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
13 127 (1.26%) Virtual Team
14 118 (1.18%) Private Cloud
15 99 (0.99%) Algorithms
16 85 (0.85%) Clustering
17 83 (0.83%) Management Information System
18 77 (0.77%) Fixed Income
19 69 (0.69%) Data Structures
20 62 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2,695 (26.84%) Linux
2 1,076 (10.72%) Windows
3 602 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 590 (5.88%) Unix
5 238 (2.37%) Windows Server
6 202 (2.01%) CentOS
7 148 (1.47%) Ubuntu
8 99 (0.99%) Android
9 87 (0.87%) Apple iOS
10 63 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 62 (0.62%) Solaris
12 48 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 37 (0.37%) Windows 10
14 31 (0.31%) AIX
15 26 (0.26%) Debian
15 26 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
16 25 (0.25%) CoreOS
16 25 (0.25%) VMS
17 15 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (0.100%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,813 (47.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1,688 (16.81%) Continuous Integration
3 1,587 (15.81%) Scrum
4 1,553 (15.47%) Microservices
5 1,356 (13.50%) Test Automation
6 1,111 (11.06%) Configuration Management
7 1,057 (10.53%) TDD
8 883 (8.79%) Open Source
9 831 (8.28%) Continuous Delivery
10 752 (7.49%) Migration
11 733 (7.30%) Infrastructure as Code
12 715 (7.12%) Software Engineering
13 675 (6.72%) BDD
14 622 (6.19%) Kanban
15 615 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
16 519 (5.17%) Deployment Automation
17 513 (5.11%) Analytics
18 444 (4.42%) Continuous Deployment
19 427 (4.25%) Mentoring
20 407 (4.05%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2,532 (25.22%) Java
2 2,494 (24.84%) Python
3 1,354 (13.48%) SQL
4 1,334 (13.29%) JavaScript
5 956 (9.52%) PowerShell
6 894 (8.90%) C#
7 885 (8.81%) Bash Shell
8 663 (6.60%) Ruby
9 348 (3.47%) Perl
10 335 (3.34%) Java 8
11 298 (2.97%) Scala
12 295 (2.94%) Go
13 271 (2.70%) Groovy
14 265 (2.64%) Shell Script
15 225 (2.24%) TypeScript
16 195 (1.94%) PHP
17 151 (1.50%) ES6
18 138 (1.37%) C++
19 120 (1.20%) C
20 89 (0.89%) R
Qualifications
1 994 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 798 (7.95%) SC Cleared
3 353 (3.52%) Degree
4 193 (1.92%) AWS Certification
5 130 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 123 (1.22%) RHCE
7 104 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
8 101 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 92 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 74 (0.74%) CISSP
11 65 (0.65%) CCNP
11 65 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 52 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 42 (0.42%) DBS Check
14 36 (0.36%) PMI Certification
15 35 (0.35%) MCSE
16 34 (0.34%) CISM
17 33 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
18 31 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
19 30 (0.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 445 (4.43%) QA
2 83 (0.83%) GDPR
3 81 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 70 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 61 (0.61%) SLA
6 36 (0.36%) PMO
7 33 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 27 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 21 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 14 (0.14%) PSD2
11 12 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.100%) COBIT
13 9 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 8 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials
15 7 (0.070%) ISO 22301
15 7 (0.070%) ISO 9001
16 5 (0.050%) ISAE 3402
16 5 (0.050%) ISO 31000
16 5 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 5 (0.050%) MiFID
System Software
1 3,099 (30.86%) Docker
2 412 (4.10%) Active Directory
3 272 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
4 235 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 82 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 76 (0.76%) HDFS
7 52 (0.52%) Xen
8 33 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (0.33%) XenApp
9 30 (0.30%) Apache Flume
10 25 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
11 24 (0.24%) KVM
11 24 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
11 24 (0.24%) vSphere
12 20 (0.20%) vCloud
13 17 (0.17%) VirtualBox
13 17 (0.17%) XenDesktop
14 16 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 15 (0.15%) NFS
16 13 (0.13%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2,451 (24.41%) Ansible
2 2,439 (24.29%) Kubernetes
3 2,184 (21.75%) Terraform
4 1,619 (16.12%) Puppet
5 1,089 (10.85%) Opscode Chef
6 235 (2.34%) Packer
7 202 (2.01%) Grafana
7 202 (2.01%) Prometheus
8 153 (1.52%) Kibana
9 126 (1.25%) Salt
10 118 (1.18%) Consul
11 117 (1.17%) Docker Swarm
12 106 (1.06%) Nagios
13 104 (1.04%) logstash
14 77 (0.77%) ZABBIX
15 65 (0.65%) SCCM
15 65 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
16 64 (0.64%) HAProxy
17 56 (0.56%) Graphite
18 51 (0.51%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1,089 (10.85%) Microsoft
2 657 (6.54%) Oracle
3 641 (6.38%) Google
4 549 (5.47%) Red Hat
5 416 (4.14%) Splunk
6 361 (3.60%) VMware
7 248 (2.47%) Atlassian
8 181 (1.80%) Cisco
8 181 (1.80%) SAP
9 154 (1.53%) IBM
10 149 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
11 141 (1.40%) MuleSoft
12 138 (1.37%) Cloudera
13 123 (1.22%) ServiceNow
14 115 (1.15%) New Relic
15 103 (1.03%) Qualys
16 88 (0.88%) Hortonworks
17 86 (0.86%) Citrix
18 85 (0.85%) Informatica
19 79 (0.79%) AppDynamics