Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 31 78
Rank change year-on-year +21 +47 +6
Contract jobs citing DevOps 138 183 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 11.34% 7.05% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.37% 8.35% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 166 43
North East median daily rate £475 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £304 £305 £350
90th Percentile £638 £563 £594
England median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North East median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £46.50 £55.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -15.45% - -15.38%

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 1032 2192 1717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.80% 84.50% 84.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 1504 1104
North East median daily rate £375 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -12.12% +10.00%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £258
90th Percentile £553 £530 £600
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 88 69
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £27.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.96% +58.82% -16.05%
10th Percentile £9.93 £11.04 £9.90
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £38.60
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +20 121 £475 +11.76% 5
Durham +17 13 £413 -23.61% 2
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, 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 across the North East region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 93 (67.39%) Linux
2 72 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (44.93%) Git (software)
4 61 (44.20%) Jenkins
5 57 (41.30%) Puppet
6 49 (35.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 48 (34.78%) Windows
8 47 (34.06%) Unix
9 42 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (28.26%) Red Hat
11 38 (27.54%) Oracle
12 37 (26.81%) JIRA
13 36 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
13 36 (26.09%) WebLogic
14 34 (24.64%) Continuous Delivery
15 32 (23.19%) Opscode Chef
16 30 (21.74%) SQL
16 30 (21.74%) Java
16 30 (21.74%) Confluence
17 29 (21.01%) Amazon AWS
18 28 (20.29%) JBoss
18 28 (20.29%) Configuration Management
19 27 (19.57%) Perl
20 25 (18.12%) Subversion
21 24 (17.39%) Open Source
21 24 (17.39%) Ansible
21 24 (17.39%) Mentoring
21 24 (17.39%) Microservices
22 23 (16.67%) Docker
22 23 (16.67%) Test Automation

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 36 (26.09%) WebLogic
2 30 (21.74%) Confluence
3 28 (20.29%) JBoss
4 13 (9.42%) WebSphere
4 13 (9.42%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (5.80%) nginx
6 5 (3.62%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.90%) FileNet
7 4 (2.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (2.17%) Apache Spark
8 3 (2.17%) CMS
8 3 (2.17%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.72%) Apache
9 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.72%) IIS
9 1 (0.72%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 13 (9.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.45%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (21.01%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (11.59%) Slack
4 5 (3.62%) Heroku
5 4 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.90%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (2.90%) PaaS
5 4 (2.90%) Serverless
6 3 (2.17%) IaaS
7 2 (1.45%) Boomi
7 2 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.45%) Datadog
7 2 (1.45%) npm
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.72%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.72%) Linode
8 1 (0.72%) SaaS
8 1 (0.72%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.59%) LDAP
2 15 (10.87%) HTTP
3 14 (10.14%) Firewall
4 12 (8.70%) SSL
5 11 (7.97%) DNS
5 11 (7.97%) OpenLDAP
5 11 (7.97%) SSH
6 8 (5.80%) X.21
7 7 (5.07%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.62%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (3.62%) Network Security
9 1 (0.72%) DSL
9 1 (0.72%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.80%) BusinessObjects
1 8 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.35%) MySQL
3 5 (3.62%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.17%) Big Data
5 3 (2.17%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.72%) DataStage
7 1 (0.72%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 62 (44.93%) Git (software)
2 61 (44.20%) Jenkins
3 37 (26.81%) JIRA
4 25 (18.12%) Subversion
5 16 (11.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (10.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (7.25%) Maven
8 9 (6.52%) Visual Studio
9 8 (5.80%) Burp Suite
9 8 (5.80%) HP UFT
9 8 (5.80%) JMeter
9 8 (5.80%) LoadRunner
9 8 (5.80%) SonarQube
9 8 (5.80%) WebDriver
10 5 (3.62%) JIRA Agile
10 5 (3.62%) Selenium
11 3 (2.17%) GitLab
11 3 (2.17%) gulp
11 3 (2.17%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (3.62%) Finance
2 2 (1.45%) Marketing
3 1 (0.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 74 (53.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (15.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 14 (10.14%) Developer
3 14 (10.14%) Lead DevOps
4 13 (9.42%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (8.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 11 (7.97%) Cloud Engineer
6 11 (7.97%) Test Engineer
7 10 (7.25%) Senior DevOps
7 10 (7.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 10 (7.25%) Senior Test Engineer
8 9 (6.52%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.80%) Azure DevOps
9 8 (5.80%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.80%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) Java Developer
10 7 (5.07%) Java Scala Developer
10 7 (5.07%) JIRA Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) Scala Developer
11 6 (4.35%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.04%) JSON
1 18 (13.04%) Software Packaging
2 15 (10.87%) .NET
3 13 (9.42%) WebSphere MQ
4 12 (8.70%) AngularJS
5 10 (7.25%) REST
6 9 (6.52%) HTML
7 8 (5.80%) Angular 2
7 8 (5.80%) Node.js
8 7 (5.07%) Middleware
8 7 (5.07%) Play Framework
9 6 (4.35%) CSS
9 6 (4.35%) XML
10 5 (3.62%) HTML5
10 5 (3.62%) SOAP
10 5 (3.62%) XSD
11 4 (2.90%) jQuery
12 3 (2.17%) React
12 3 (2.17%) RESTful
12 3 (2.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.70%) Private Cloud
3 8 (5.80%) Clustering
3 8 (5.80%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.07%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.62%) DataPower
5 5 (3.62%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 93 (67.39%) Linux
2 49 (35.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 48 (34.78%) Windows
4 47 (34.06%) Unix
5 17 (12.32%) AIX
6 14 (10.14%) Windows XP
7 9 (6.52%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.72%) Debian
9 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (24.64%) Continuous Delivery
4 28 (20.29%) Configuration Management
5 24 (17.39%) Mentoring
5 24 (17.39%) Microservices
5 24 (17.39%) Open Source
6 23 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 19 (13.77%) Scrum
8 18 (13.04%) Software Engineering
9 17 (12.32%) ITIL
9 17 (12.32%) OO
10 16 (11.59%) Coaching
11 15 (10.87%) SFIA
12 13 (9.42%) BDD
13 12 (8.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 12 (8.70%) Service Management
13 12 (8.70%) Test Management
13 12 (8.70%) Web Operations
14 11 (7.97%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.74%) Java
1 30 (21.74%) SQL
2 27 (19.57%) Perl
3 23 (16.67%) Python
4 21 (15.22%) PowerShell
4 21 (15.22%) Shell Script
5 17 (12.32%) Scala
6 16 (11.59%) PL/SQL
7 14 (10.14%) JavaScript
8 13 (9.42%) Korn
9 12 (8.70%) C#
10 11 (7.97%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.90%) Groovy
11 4 (2.90%) Ruby
12 2 (1.45%) C
12 2 (1.45%) C++
12 2 (1.45%) XPath
12 2 (1.45%) XQuery
13 1 (0.72%) PHP
13 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.14%) Degree
4 4 (2.90%) ISEB
5 2 (1.45%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.45%) CAPM
5 2 (1.45%) CCDP
5 2 (1.45%) CCIE
5 2 (1.45%) CCNP
5 2 (1.45%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.45%) CISM
5 2 (1.45%) CISSP
5 2 (1.45%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.45%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.45%) PMP
5 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.80%) QA
1 8 (5.80%) WCAG
2 2 (1.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (16.67%) Docker
2 14 (10.14%) Active Directory
3 11 (7.97%) NFS
4 7 (5.07%) Xen
5 5 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.72%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 57 (41.30%) Puppet
2 32 (23.19%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (17.39%) Ansible
4 8 (5.80%) Nessus
5 7 (5.07%) Terraform
6 5 (3.62%) Forum Sentry
6 5 (3.62%) Nagios
6 5 (3.62%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.45%) Dollar Universe
7 2 (1.45%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.45%) Packer
8 1 (0.72%) OpenNMS
8 1 (0.72%) StackStorm
Vendors
1 39 (28.26%) Red Hat
2 38 (27.54%) Oracle
3 22 (15.94%) HP
4 21 (15.22%) Microsoft
5 18 (13.04%) IBM
6 13 (9.42%) Axway
6 13 (9.42%) Informatica
6 13 (9.42%) Siebel
7 5 (3.62%) Sun
8 4 (2.90%) Cisco
8 4 (2.90%) OpenText
8 4 (2.90%) SaltStack
9 3 (2.17%) Rackspace
9 3 (2.17%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.45%) Capita
10 2 (1.45%) Dell
10 2 (1.45%) New Relic
10 2 (1.45%) Splunk
11 1 (0.72%) Google
11 1 (0.72%) Vyatta