Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 15 67
Rank change year-on-year +6 +52 +9
Contract jobs citing DevOps 165 154 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 12.81% 10.57% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.85% 11.95% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 137 50
North East median daily rate £475 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +27.66%
10th Percentile £323 £285 £285
90th Percentile £663 £536 £526
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North East median hourly rate - - £26.58
England median hourly rate £61.00 £54.00 £50.50
% change year-on-year +12.96% +6.93% +12.22%

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 1,111 1,289 1,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.26% 88.47% 86.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 843 1,255
North East median daily rate £385 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +5.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £235
90th Percentile £561 £536 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 44 62
North East median hourly rate £16.68 £29.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.46% +9.26% +80.00%
10th Percentile £10.44 £10.74 £11.76
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.70 £36.45
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.21% +8.96% +9.52%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +5 160 £475 +21.79% 22
Durham -8 4 £419 -14.10% 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 99 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (53.33%) Linux
3 87 (52.73%) Puppet
4 82 (49.70%) Ansible
5 73 (44.24%) Jenkins
6 71 (43.03%) Amazon AWS
7 57 (34.55%) Configuration Management
8 56 (33.94%) Java
9 53 (32.12%) Docker
10 51 (30.91%) Terraform
10 51 (30.91%) Microsoft Azure
11 49 (29.70%) Bash Shell
12 43 (26.06%) Perl
13 42 (25.45%) Python
13 42 (25.45%) Open Source
14 41 (24.85%) BDD
14 41 (24.85%) Opscode Chef
15 40 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (23.03%) Git (software)
16 38 (23.03%) Test Automation
16 38 (23.03%) Windows
17 32 (19.39%) Nagios
17 32 (19.39%) Scrum
18 31 (18.79%) Mentoring
19 30 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
19 30 (18.18%) Ruby
20 29 (17.58%) PowerShell
21 28 (16.97%) JIRA
22 27 (16.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 27 (16.36%) Elastic Stack

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 24 (14.55%) Confluence
2 16 (9.70%) WebSphere
3 15 (9.09%) WebLogic
4 13 (7.88%) JBoss
5 12 (7.27%) OpenStack
5 12 (7.27%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (5.45%) nginx
7 7 (4.24%) Apache
7 7 (4.24%) FileNet
8 6 (3.64%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (3.03%) Tomcat
10 4 (2.42%) IIS
10 4 (2.42%) Jetty
10 4 (2.42%) Mongrel
11 3 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (1.21%) CMS
13 1 (0.61%) Documentum
13 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 11 (6.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 71 (43.03%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (30.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (15.76%) Datadog
4 11 (6.67%) Slack
5 8 (4.85%) PaaS
6 7 (4.24%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (4.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (3.03%) SaaS
8 4 (2.42%) Google App Engine
8 4 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (2.42%) IaaS
9 3 (1.82%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.82%) BrowserStack
10 2 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.21%) Serverless
11 1 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.61%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.61%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.61%) Linode
11 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.67%) SSL
2 9 (5.45%) HTTP
3 8 (4.85%) Network Security
4 6 (3.64%) DNS
4 6 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (3.64%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.03%) DHCP
6 4 (2.42%) Firewall
6 4 (2.42%) FTP
6 4 (2.42%) InfiniBand
6 4 (2.42%) IPsec
7 2 (1.21%) SNMP
7 2 (1.21%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.21%) VPN
8 1 (0.61%) BGP
8 1 (0.61%) OSPF
8 1 (0.61%) PBX
8 1 (0.61%) PSTN
8 1 (0.61%) SMS
8 1 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.73%) Amazon Redshift
2 15 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.85%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.82%) MySQL
4 3 (1.82%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.21%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.61%) Big Data
6 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.61%) DataStage
6 1 (0.61%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 73 (44.24%) Jenkins
2 38 (23.03%) Git (software)
3 28 (16.97%) JIRA
4 22 (13.33%) TeamCity
5 17 (10.30%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (9.70%) Selenium
7 12 (7.27%) Cucumber
8 7 (4.24%) JMeter
8 7 (4.24%) Subversion
9 5 (3.03%) Burp Suite
9 5 (3.03%) HP UFT
9 5 (3.03%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.42%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.42%) SonarQube
10 4 (2.42%) Travis CI
10 4 (2.42%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.82%) FindBugs
11 3 (1.82%) GitLab
11 3 (1.82%) Maven
12 2 (1.21%) Gradle
General
1 7 (4.24%) Finance
2 4 (2.42%) Banking
3 2 (1.21%) Legal
4 1 (0.61%) Retail
4 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 88 (53.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (14.55%) AWS DevOps
3 18 (10.91%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 18 (10.91%) AWS Engineer
4 15 (9.09%) Lead DevOps
5 11 (6.67%) Consultant
5 11 (6.67%) DevOps Consultant
5 11 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 10 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (6.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 8 (4.85%) Architect
7 8 (4.85%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (4.85%) Developer
8 7 (4.24%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (3.64%) Project Leader
9 6 (3.64%) Senior Test Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Test Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Test Leader
10 5 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.36%) Elastic Stack
2 22 (13.33%) Software Packaging
3 11 (6.67%) REST
3 11 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (4.24%) .NET
5 6 (3.64%) LDAP
5 6 (3.64%) Web Services
6 5 (3.03%) JSON
6 5 (3.03%) RESTful
6 5 (3.03%) Spring
7 4 (2.42%) J2EE
7 4 (2.42%) OpenMP
7 4 (2.42%) Servlets
7 4 (2.42%) XML
8 3 (1.82%) Middleware
8 3 (1.82%) SOAP
8 3 (1.82%) Spring Boot
9 2 (1.21%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.21%) Node.js
9 2 (1.21%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.36%) Data Centre
2 22 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.88%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (7.27%) Public Cloud
5 9 (5.45%) Private Cloud
6 8 (4.85%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.64%) DataPower
8 4 (2.42%) Clustering
8 4 (2.42%) Grid Computing
9 2 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.61%) Blog
10 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.61%) NHS
10 1 (0.61%) Social Media
10 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 88 (53.33%) Linux
2 38 (23.03%) Windows
3 27 (16.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (12.12%) Unix
5 11 (6.67%) AIX
6 5 (3.03%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.42%) SUSE
7 4 (2.42%) VMS
8 2 (1.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (34.55%) Configuration Management
3 42 (25.45%) Open Source
4 41 (24.85%) BDD
5 40 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (23.03%) Test Automation
7 32 (19.39%) Scrum
8 31 (18.79%) Mentoring
9 30 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
10 26 (15.76%) High Availability
11 25 (15.15%) Coaching
12 23 (13.94%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (11.52%) TDD
14 18 (10.91%) Kanban
14 18 (10.91%) Microservices
15 17 (10.30%) ITIL
16 16 (9.70%) Continuous Improvement
17 14 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
18 13 (7.88%) Performance Management
18 13 (7.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 56 (33.94%) Java
2 49 (29.70%) Bash Shell
3 43 (26.06%) Perl
4 42 (25.45%) Python
5 30 (18.18%) Ruby
6 29 (17.58%) PowerShell
7 25 (15.15%) C
7 25 (15.15%) C++
8 12 (7.27%) SQL
9 3 (1.82%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.82%) PHP
10 2 (1.21%) Groovy
10 2 (1.21%) Java 8
10 2 (1.21%) Korn
11 1 (0.61%) C#
11 1 (0.61%) Jython
11 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.52%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.06%) Degree
4 3 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.82%) CISSP
5 2 (1.21%) CCDP
5 2 (1.21%) CCIE
5 2 (1.21%) CCNP
5 2 (1.21%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.21%) CISM
5 2 (1.21%) CITP
5 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.21%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.61%) MBCS
6 1 (0.61%) MCSD
6 1 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.03%) QA
1 5 (3.03%) WCAG
2 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (32.12%) Docker
2 6 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.64%) Xen
3 4 (2.42%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.42%) GPFS
4 3 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.61%) Firmware
5 1 (0.61%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 87 (52.73%) Puppet
2 82 (49.70%) Ansible
3 51 (30.91%) Terraform
4 41 (24.85%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (19.39%) Nagios
6 25 (15.15%) Kubernetes
7 22 (13.33%) Packer
8 6 (3.64%) Forum Sentry
8 6 (3.64%) Nessus
9 4 (2.42%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.82%) Kibana
10 3 (1.82%) logstash
10 3 (1.82%) OpenNMS
11 2 (1.21%) Dollar Universe
12 1 (0.61%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 27 (16.36%) New Relic
1 27 (16.36%) Splunk
2 24 (14.55%) Red Hat
3 20 (12.12%) Oracle
4 12 (7.27%) IBM
4 12 (7.27%) Microsoft
5 11 (6.67%) Axway
5 11 (6.67%) HP
5 11 (6.67%) Informatica
5 11 (6.67%) Siebel
6 6 (3.64%) Sun
6 6 (3.64%) VMware
7 5 (3.03%) Google
8 4 (2.42%) NetApp
8 4 (2.42%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.82%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.21%) Cisco
10 2 (1.21%) OpenText
10 2 (1.21%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.61%) SAP