Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 February 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
England > North East
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 14 70
Rank change year-on-year +4 +56 +4
Contract jobs citing DevOps 152 255 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 12.08% 11.15% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.19% 12.87% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 233 33
North East median daily rate £500 £400 £497
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -19.44% +10.33%
10th Percentile £356 £285 £376
90th Percentile £665 £562 £580
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North East median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £67.89 £50.50
% change year-on-year -26.35% +34.44% -22.31%

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 advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,071 1,982 1,586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.14% 86.63% 84.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 1,395 1,031
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.17%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £536 £575
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 59 55
North East median hourly rate £17.30 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.11% +28.57% -19.76%
10th Percentile £9.30 £10.00 £10.55
90th Percentile £44.98 £40.00 £28.75
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the North East

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in the North East

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in the North East over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in the North East

DevOps
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the North East region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Tyne and Wear +5 134 £510 +30.77% 17
Durham +11 14 £413 -16.67% 2
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 across the North East region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 86 (56.58%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (53.29%) Linux
3 72 (47.37%) Jenkins
4 63 (41.45%) Git (software)
5 60 (39.47%) Puppet
6 53 (34.87%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (32.24%) JIRA
8 44 (28.95%) Continuous Delivery
9 41 (26.97%) Confluence
10 39 (25.66%) Ansible
11 38 (25.00%) Configuration Management
12 37 (24.34%) Mentoring
13 36 (23.68%) Windows
14 34 (22.37%) Microsoft Azure
15 33 (21.71%) Amazon AWS
16 31 (20.39%) Docker
17 30 (19.74%) Microservices
18 29 (19.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 28 (18.42%) Scrum
19 28 (18.42%) Coaching
20 27 (17.76%) Java
21 26 (17.11%) ITIL
21 26 (17.11%) Open Source
22 25 (16.45%) Opscode Chef
22 25 (16.45%) Terraform
22 25 (16.45%) Python
22 25 (16.45%) Subversion
23 24 (15.79%) Unix
24 23 (15.13%) Microsoft
24 23 (15.13%) Red Hat

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 41 (26.97%) Confluence
2 12 (7.89%) WebLogic
3 9 (5.92%) JBoss
3 9 (5.92%) OpenStack
4 8 (5.26%) nginx
5 4 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.97%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.97%) CMS
6 3 (1.97%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.97%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.32%) Apache
7 2 (1.32%) FileNet
7 2 (1.32%) IIS
7 2 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.66%) Jetty
8 1 (0.66%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 34 (22.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (21.71%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (13.16%) Slack
4 7 (4.61%) PaaS
5 6 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (3.95%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (3.95%) IaaS
6 5 (3.29%) Heroku
6 5 (3.29%) SaaS
7 4 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (2.63%) Serverless
8 3 (1.97%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.32%) Boomi
9 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.32%) Datadog
9 2 (1.32%) npm
10 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.66%) DigitalOcean
10 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.66%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.89%) HTTP
2 7 (4.61%) Firewall
3 6 (3.95%) SSL
4 5 (3.29%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.63%) InfiniBand
6 3 (1.97%) DNS
7 2 (1.32%) Network Security
7 2 (1.32%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (1.32%) SNMP
7 2 (1.32%) SSH
8 1 (0.66%) DHCP
8 1 (0.66%) DSL
8 1 (0.66%) FTP
8 1 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.66%) IPsec
8 1 (0.66%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.66%) PBX
8 1 (0.66%) PSTN
8 1 (0.66%) Skype
8 1 (0.66%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.29%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.29%) MySQL
3 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.97%) Big Data
4 3 (1.97%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.66%) DataStage
6 1 (0.66%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 72 (47.37%) Jenkins
2 63 (41.45%) Git (software)
3 49 (32.24%) JIRA
4 25 (16.45%) Subversion
5 22 (14.47%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (9.87%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (8.55%) JMeter
8 11 (7.24%) Burp Suite
8 11 (7.24%) HP UFT
8 11 (7.24%) LoadRunner
9 10 (6.58%) Maven
10 9 (5.92%) Visual Studio
11 7 (4.61%) Selenium
11 7 (4.61%) SonarQube
11 7 (4.61%) WebDriver
12 5 (3.29%) JIRA Agile
13 3 (1.97%) Artifactory
13 3 (1.97%) Cucumber
13 3 (1.97%) gulp
14 2 (1.32%) Grunt
General
1 9 (5.92%) Finance
2 4 (2.63%) Banking
3 2 (1.32%) Marketing
4 1 (0.66%) Advertising
4 1 (0.66%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (44.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (11.84%) Lead DevOps
3 14 (9.21%) Consultant
3 14 (9.21%) DevOps Consultant
3 14 (9.21%) Test Engineer
4 13 (8.55%) Senior Test Engineer
5 12 (7.89%) Developer
5 12 (7.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 12 (7.89%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (7.89%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 12 (7.89%) Senior DevOps
6 11 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (6.58%) Architect
7 10 (6.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 9 (5.92%) Azure DevOps
9 8 (5.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (5.26%) JIRA Engineer
9 8 (5.26%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.61%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.84%) JSON
2 17 (11.18%) .NET
3 15 (9.87%) REST
4 13 (8.55%) AngularJS
4 13 (8.55%) Software Packaging
5 9 (5.92%) HTML
5 9 (5.92%) Node.js
6 8 (5.26%) Angular 2
7 7 (4.61%) Middleware
7 7 (4.61%) Play Framework
8 6 (3.95%) CSS
8 6 (3.95%) XML
9 5 (3.29%) HTML5
9 5 (3.29%) SOAP
9 5 (3.29%) XSD
10 4 (2.63%) jQuery
10 4 (2.63%) OpenMP
10 4 (2.63%) Web Services
11 3 (1.97%) LDAP
11 3 (1.97%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.58%) Management Information System
1 10 (6.58%) Public Cloud
2 9 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.61%) Clustering
4 6 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.29%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.63%) Grid Computing
7 3 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.32%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.66%) CESG
9 1 (0.66%) DataPower
9 1 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.66%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) Social Media
9 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 81 (53.29%) Linux
2 36 (23.68%) Windows
3 29 (19.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (15.79%) Unix
5 6 (3.95%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.63%) AIX
6 4 (2.63%) SUSE
6 4 (2.63%) VMS
6 4 (2.63%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.66%) Debian
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (56.58%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (34.87%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (28.95%) Continuous Delivery
4 38 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 37 (24.34%) Mentoring
6 30 (19.74%) Microservices
7 28 (18.42%) Coaching
7 28 (18.42%) Scrum
8 26 (17.11%) ITIL
8 26 (17.11%) Open Source
9 23 (15.13%) Test Automation
10 21 (13.82%) Service Management
11 20 (13.16%) SFIA
12 18 (11.84%) BDD
13 17 (11.18%) Web Operations
14 16 (10.53%) Kanban
15 15 (9.87%) Test Management
16 14 (9.21%) SDLC
16 14 (9.21%) Software Engineering
17 13 (8.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.76%) Java
2 25 (16.45%) Python
3 22 (14.47%) Bash Shell
4 20 (13.16%) Perl
5 18 (11.84%) PowerShell
5 18 (11.84%) Shell Script
6 16 (10.53%) SQL
7 14 (9.21%) JavaScript
7 14 (9.21%) Scala
8 12 (7.89%) C#
9 7 (4.61%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.95%) Korn
11 5 (3.29%) Ruby
12 4 (2.63%) Groovy
13 2 (1.32%) C
13 2 (1.32%) C++
13 2 (1.32%) XPath
13 2 (1.32%) XQuery
14 1 (0.66%) PHP
14 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (8.55%) Degree
2 8 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.63%) ISEB
5 3 (1.97%) CISSP
6 2 (1.32%) CAPM
6 2 (1.32%) CCDP
6 2 (1.32%) CCIE
6 2 (1.32%) CCNP
6 2 (1.32%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.32%) CISM
6 2 (1.32%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.32%) PMP
6 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.66%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.66%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.24%) WCAG
2 9 (5.92%) QA
3 2 (1.32%) SLA
4 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (20.39%) Docker
2 6 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (3.95%) Xen
3 4 (2.63%) GPFS
4 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.32%) NFS
5 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.66%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 60 (39.47%) Puppet
2 39 (25.66%) Ansible
3 25 (16.45%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (16.45%) Terraform
4 12 (7.89%) Nessus
5 7 (4.61%) Nagios
6 5 (3.29%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.97%) OpenNMS
8 2 (1.32%) Kibana
8 2 (1.32%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.32%) logstash
8 2 (1.32%) Packer
9 1 (0.66%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (0.66%) Forum Sentry
9 1 (0.66%) StackStorm
Vendors
1 23 (15.13%) Microsoft
1 23 (15.13%) Red Hat
2 17 (11.18%) Oracle
3 6 (3.95%) HP
4 5 (3.29%) IBM
5 4 (2.63%) Cisco
5 4 (2.63%) NetApp
5 4 (2.63%) OpenText
5 4 (2.63%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.97%) Rackspace
6 3 (1.97%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.32%) Capita
7 2 (1.32%) Dell
7 2 (1.32%) Google
7 2 (1.32%) New Relic
7 2 (1.32%) Splunk
7 2 (1.32%) VMware
8 1 (0.66%) Axway
8 1 (0.66%) Polycom
8 1 (0.66%) Sitecore