Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 31 73
Rank change year-on-year +10 +42 +47
Contract jobs citing DevOps 7,320 5,666 3,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.30% 5.87% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.64% 7.00% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,419 4,058 2,213
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £385 £363 £350
90th Percentile £663 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +9.89% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 9 11
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £54.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.17% -0.91% -15.38%
10th Percentile £35.00 £38.75 £33.55
90th Percentile £78.30 £62.95 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 £53.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year -7.04% -3.18% -

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 84,708 80,985 88,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.85% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,780 53,648 57,331
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,963 2,249 2,692
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.43 £23.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +4.29% +17.13%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.29 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.21% -4.00% +25.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +10 6,925 £525 +5.00% 1,782
London +2 4,294 £538 +2.38% 933
UK excluding London +15 2,945 £495 +9.89% 938
South East +29 994 £500 +5.26% 215
North of England 0 696 £475 +5.56% 257
Midlands +33 452 £489 +2.89% 133
North West +13 330 £477 +5.89% 155
South West +29 307 £490 +8.89% 103
Scotland +47 255 £475 +11.76% 64
Yorkshire -8 251 £500 +8.11% 94
West Midlands +27 240 £495 +4.21% 64
East Midlands +45 206 £475 +4.97% 68
East of England -7 195 £525 +5.00% 140
North East +9 136 £500 +25.00% 8
Wales -19 50 £475 - 17
Northern Ireland -8 15 £450 - 8

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 3,724 (50.87%) Agile Software Development
2 2,776 (37.92%) Amazon AWS
3 2,739 (37.42%) Linux
4 2,541 (34.71%) Jenkins
5 2,365 (32.31%) Java
6 2,217 (30.29%) Docker
7 2,151 (29.39%) Ansible
8 2,060 (28.14%) Python
9 1,921 (26.24%) Puppet
10 1,910 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
11 1,789 (24.44%) Git (software)
12 1,312 (17.92%) Scrum
13 1,287 (17.58%) Finance
14 1,279 (17.47%) Microsoft Azure
15 1,255 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
16 1,201 (16.41%) Configuration Management
17 1,065 (14.55%) TDD
18 1,043 (14.25%) Terraform
19 1,028 (14.04%) Windows
20 974 (13.31%) Continuous Delivery
21 968 (13.22%) Bash Shell
22 965 (13.18%) Microservices
23 948 (12.95%) JIRA
24 928 (12.68%) Ruby
25 924 (12.62%) Kubernetes
26 887 (12.12%) JavaScript
27 875 (11.95%) Security Cleared
28 870 (11.89%) Test Automation
29 847 (11.57%) Unix
30 836 (11.42%) Open Source

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
1 602 (8.22%) Confluence
2 392 (5.36%) Tomcat
3 368 (5.03%) Apache
4 331 (4.52%) Elasticsearch
5 285 (3.89%) nginx
6 225 (3.07%) Apache Spark
7 217 (2.96%) OpenStack
8 212 (2.90%) Cloud Foundry
9 206 (2.81%) JBoss
10 155 (2.12%) IIS
11 112 (1.53%) WebSphere
12 110 (1.50%) WebLogic
13 73 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 72 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 69 (0.94%) CMS
16 52 (0.71%) Mule
17 39 (0.53%) Jetty
18 37 (0.51%) SharePoint
19 35 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
20 29 (0.40%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 50 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (0.40%) HipChat
3 15 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
3 15 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.082%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.082%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.014%) InVision
8 1 (0.014%) SPSS
8 1 (0.014%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 26 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
3 18 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 16 (0.22%) Magento
5 15 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.16%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 12 (0.16%) ION MarketView
7 11 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 11 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
8 9 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
9 8 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.068%) SAP CO
11 5 (0.068%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.068%) SAP FI/CO
12 3 (0.041%) Distributed Ledger
12 3 (0.041%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 3 (0.041%) OpenText Process Suite
12 3 (0.041%) Oracle Applications
12 3 (0.041%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,776 (37.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1,279 (17.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 495 (6.76%) PaaS
4 421 (5.75%) GitHub
5 394 (5.38%) Amazon EC2
6 365 (4.99%) AWS CloudFormation
7 361 (4.93%) IaaS
8 321 (4.39%) Amazon S3
9 237 (3.24%) Serverless
10 225 (3.07%) Google Cloud Platform
11 224 (3.06%) OpenShift
12 214 (2.92%) AWS Lambda
13 181 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 180 (2.46%) SaaS
15 176 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
16 148 (2.02%) Route 53
17 142 (1.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 132 (1.80%) Amazon ELB
19 119 (1.63%) npm
20 78 (1.07%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 336 (4.59%) Firewall
2 302 (4.13%) HTTP
3 287 (3.92%) TCP/IP
4 250 (3.42%) DNS
5 213 (2.91%) SSL
6 125 (1.71%) Internet
7 118 (1.61%) VPN
8 80 (1.09%) Network Security
9 68 (0.93%) DHCP
10 63 (0.86%) LDAP
11 57 (0.78%) WAN
12 56 (0.77%) SAN
13 55 (0.75%) LAN
14 42 (0.57%) FTP
15 41 (0.56%) SMS
16 40 (0.55%) Kerberos
17 39 (0.53%) OpenLDAP
18 35 (0.48%) SSH
19 29 (0.40%) IPsec
20 25 (0.34%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 519 (7.09%) NoSQL
2 504 (6.89%) MongoDB
3 481 (6.57%) MySQL
4 472 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
5 469 (6.41%) SQL Server
6 363 (4.96%) Big Data
7 347 (4.74%) Hadoop
8 275 (3.76%) Relational Database
9 210 (2.87%) Amazon RDS
10 184 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
11 166 (2.27%) Redis
12 161 (2.20%) Oracle Database
13 146 (1.99%) RDBMS
14 109 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 97 (1.33%) Apache Hive
16 84 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
17 63 (0.86%) HBase
18 51 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 47 (0.64%) DB2
20 46 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2,541 (34.71%) Jenkins
2 1,789 (24.44%) Git (software)
3 948 (12.95%) JIRA
4 628 (8.58%) Maven
5 536 (7.32%) TeamCity
6 388 (5.30%) Sonatype Nexus
7 366 (5.00%) Selenium
8 322 (4.40%) Subversion
9 318 (4.34%) Bitbucket
10 280 (3.83%) Octopus Deploy
11 271 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 262 (3.58%) Cucumber
13 219 (2.99%) Artifactory
14 200 (2.73%) SonarQube
15 190 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
16 172 (2.35%) JUnit
17 167 (2.28%) GitLab
17 167 (2.28%) Vagrant
18 165 (2.25%) Gradle
19 140 (1.91%) Ant
General
1 1,287 (17.58%) Finance
2 691 (9.44%) Banking
3 233 (3.18%) Retail
4 167 (2.28%) Marketing
5 163 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 135 (1.84%) Investment Banking
7 101 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 89 (1.22%) Publishing
9 84 (1.15%) Electronics
10 70 (0.96%) Financial Institution
10 70 (0.96%) Games
11 68 (0.93%) Front Office
12 63 (0.86%) Retail Banking
13 41 (0.56%) Law
14 36 (0.49%) Legal
15 34 (0.46%) Advertising
16 31 (0.42%) Automotive
16 31 (0.42%) Billing
17 21 (0.29%) Back Office
18 14 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,045 (41.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,495 (20.42%) Developer
3 899 (12.28%) AWS DevOps
4 826 (11.28%) AWS Engineer
5 737 (10.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 562 (7.68%) Java Developer
7 539 (7.36%) Architect
8 425 (5.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 407 (5.56%) Senior DevOps
10 380 (5.19%) Linux Engineer
11 376 (5.14%) Consultant
12 349 (4.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 337 (4.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 293 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
15 254 (3.47%) DevOps Consultant
16 242 (3.31%) Senior Developer
17 228 (3.11%) Azure DevOps
18 216 (2.95%) Azure Engineer
19 193 (2.64%) DevOps Developer
19 193 (2.64%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 823 (11.24%) Web Services
2 733 (10.01%) .NET
3 629 (8.59%) Node.js
4 475 (6.49%) AngularJS
5 472 (6.45%) HTML
6 465 (6.35%) REST
7 428 (5.85%) Spring
8 402 (5.49%) CSS
9 390 (5.33%) RESTful
10 345 (4.71%) React
11 336 (4.59%) JSON
12 332 (4.54%) Elastic Stack
13 298 (4.07%) Kafka
14 270 (3.69%) HTML5
15 246 (3.36%) XML
16 239 (3.27%) Middleware
17 207 (2.83%) SOAP
18 195 (2.66%) Spring Boot
19 191 (2.61%) J2EE
20 182 (2.49%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 284 (3.88%) Public Cloud
2 273 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
3 263 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 180 (2.46%) Data Centre
5 151 (2.06%) Fintech
6 145 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 131 (1.79%) User Experience
8 128 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 127 (1.73%) Virtual Team
10 103 (1.41%) Clustering
11 96 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 84 (1.15%) Management Information System
13 81 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
13 81 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
14 77 (1.05%) Private Cloud
15 55 (0.75%) Blog
16 54 (0.74%) Replication
17 52 (0.71%) PKI
18 48 (0.66%) Algorithms
18 48 (0.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2,739 (37.42%) Linux
2 1,028 (14.04%) Windows
3 847 (11.57%) Unix
4 629 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 371 (5.07%) CentOS
6 304 (4.15%) Windows Server
7 177 (2.42%) Ubuntu
8 123 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 96 (1.31%) Android
10 83 (1.13%) Apple iOS
11 58 (0.79%) Solaris
12 53 (0.72%) CoreOS
13 51 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
14 36 (0.49%) Debian
15 35 (0.48%) AIX
16 33 (0.45%) VMS
17 31 (0.42%) Windows 10
17 31 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
18 30 (0.41%) Mac OS X
19 22 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,724 (50.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1,910 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1,312 (17.92%) Scrum
4 1,201 (16.41%) Configuration Management
5 1,065 (14.55%) TDD
6 974 (13.31%) Continuous Delivery
7 965 (13.18%) Microservices
8 870 (11.89%) Test Automation
9 836 (11.42%) Open Source
10 654 (8.93%) BDD
11 585 (7.99%) Kanban
12 434 (5.93%) Mentoring
13 412 (5.63%) Software Engineering
14 398 (5.44%) Migration
15 382 (5.22%) Continuous Deployment
16 380 (5.19%) E-Commerce
17 330 (4.51%) SDLC
18 288 (3.93%) Load Balancing
19 286 (3.91%) User Stories
20 259 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2,365 (32.31%) Java
2 2,060 (28.14%) Python
3 968 (13.22%) Bash Shell
4 928 (12.68%) Ruby
5 887 (12.12%) JavaScript
6 796 (10.87%) SQL
7 630 (8.61%) PowerShell
8 565 (7.72%) C#
9 465 (6.35%) Perl
10 305 (4.17%) Scala
11 300 (4.10%) Groovy
12 273 (3.73%) Go
13 265 (3.62%) Shell Script
14 236 (3.22%) PHP
15 123 (1.68%) C++
16 107 (1.46%) TypeScript
17 80 (1.09%) ES6
18 69 (0.94%) C
18 69 (0.94%) PL/SQL
19 40 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 875 (11.95%) Security Cleared
2 648 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 241 (3.29%) Degree
4 100 (1.37%) AWS Certification
5 67 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 59 (0.81%) CISSP
6 59 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 45 (0.61%) DV Cleared
8 44 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (0.57%) CISM
10 27 (0.37%) PMP
11 25 (0.34%) PMI Certification
12 24 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (0.29%) CEH
14 20 (0.27%) CCNP
15 19 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
16 18 (0.25%) MCSE
17 17 (0.23%) CCSP
18 16 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
18 16 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 347 (4.74%) QA
2 55 (0.75%) GCP
3 54 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 46 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 40 (0.55%) GDPR
6 35 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 32 (0.44%) SLA
8 23 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 22 (0.30%) WCAG
10 21 (0.29%) PMO
11 20 (0.27%) Data Quality
12 18 (0.25%) HIPAA
13 17 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
14 7 (0.096%) MiFID
15 6 (0.082%) JSP 440
15 6 (0.082%) RMADS
16 5 (0.068%) OASIS TOSCA
16 5 (0.068%) PSD2
17 4 (0.055%) PA-DSS
17 4 (0.055%) SAS 70
System Software
1 2,217 (30.29%) Docker
2 211 (2.88%) Active Directory
3 202 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 151 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
5 101 (1.38%) HDFS
6 91 (1.24%) vCloud
7 57 (0.78%) Apache Flume
8 53 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
9 51 (0.70%) Hyper-V
10 43 (0.59%) vSphere
11 35 (0.48%) Xen
12 33 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
13 31 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 24 (0.33%) Squid
15 22 (0.30%) VMware NSX
16 20 (0.27%) flannel
16 20 (0.27%) NFS
17 19 (0.26%) Postfix
18 17 (0.23%) etcd
19 14 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2,151 (29.39%) Ansible
2 1,921 (26.24%) Puppet
3 1,255 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1,043 (14.25%) Terraform
5 924 (12.62%) Kubernetes
6 254 (3.47%) logstash
7 218 (2.98%) Kibana
8 190 (2.60%) Nagios
9 166 (2.27%) Grafana
10 165 (2.25%) ZABBIX
11 158 (2.16%) Packer
12 112 (1.53%) Salt
13 110 (1.50%) Mesos
14 93 (1.27%) Prometheus
15 89 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
16 83 (1.13%) Consul
17 76 (1.04%) Rancher
18 72 (0.98%) Ambari
19 57 (0.78%) Oozie
20 52 (0.71%) Icinga
Vendors
1 553 (7.55%) Red Hat
2 549 (7.50%) Oracle
3 524 (7.16%) Microsoft
4 418 (5.71%) VMware
5 348 (4.75%) Splunk
6 272 (3.72%) Google
7 264 (3.61%) Atlassian
8 194 (2.65%) IBM
9 168 (2.30%) SAP
10 127 (1.73%) AppDynamics
11 110 (1.50%) New Relic
12 99 (1.35%) SaltStack
13 96 (1.31%) Cisco
14 87 (1.19%) Adobe
15 67 (0.92%) Tableau
16 61 (0.83%) Cloudera
17 56 (0.77%) MuleSoft
18 55 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
18 55 (0.75%) ServiceNow
19 51 (0.70%) Citrix