Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 25 77
Rank change year-on-year +19 +52 -5
Contract jobs citing DevOps 205 88 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.12% 7.15% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.64% 8.15% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 82 62
North East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £325 £273 £286
90th Percentile £600 £633 £537
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 £50.00 £43.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +16.28% -21.82% +22.22%

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 1,100 1,080 2,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.48% 87.73% 87.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 703 1,458
North East median daily rate £388 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +13.85% -13.33%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £224
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 119
North East median hourly rate £15.00 £29.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.72% +4.46% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.39 £13.90
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.60 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +20 200 £450 - 18
Durham -15 4 £525 +5.00% 3
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 118 (57.56%) Linux
2 115 (56.10%) Ansible
3 111 (54.15%) Puppet
4 109 (53.17%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (45.85%) Amazon AWS
6 82 (40.00%) Jenkins
7 79 (38.54%) Docker
8 76 (37.07%) Java
9 74 (36.10%) Configuration Management
9 74 (36.10%) Microsoft Azure
10 72 (35.12%) Terraform
11 67 (32.68%) Open Source
12 57 (27.80%) Bash Shell
13 55 (26.83%) Opscode Chef
14 52 (25.37%) Windows
15 49 (23.90%) Python
16 48 (23.41%) Test Automation
17 45 (21.95%) BDD
17 45 (21.95%) Perl
18 43 (20.98%) Elastic Stack
19 42 (20.49%) High Availability
20 41 (20.00%) Data Centre
21 38 (18.54%) Splunk
21 38 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
21 38 (18.54%) PowerShell
22 37 (18.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 37 (18.05%) Nagios
23 36 (17.56%) C++
23 36 (17.56%) Ruby
23 36 (17.56%) New Relic

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 15 (7.32%) WebSphere
2 13 (6.34%) JBoss
3 12 (5.85%) WebLogic
4 11 (5.37%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (3.90%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.41%) Apache
6 7 (3.41%) nginx
7 6 (2.93%) FileNet
7 6 (2.93%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (2.44%) Confluence
8 5 (2.44%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.95%) IIS
9 4 (1.95%) Jetty
9 4 (1.95%) Mongrel
9 4 (1.95%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.98%) CMS
11 1 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.49%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 11 (5.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 94 (45.85%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (36.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (16.59%) Datadog
4 15 (7.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (6.83%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (4.88%) Amazon S3
7 9 (4.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (3.90%) PaaS
9 7 (3.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (1.95%) Google App Engine
11 3 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (1.46%) BrowserStack
11 3 (1.46%) IaaS
11 3 (1.46%) SaaS
11 3 (1.46%) Serverless
12 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.98%) DigitalOcean
12 2 (0.98%) Slack
13 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.49%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.37%) SSL
2 7 (3.41%) HTTP
2 7 (3.41%) Network Security
3 6 (2.93%) DHCP
3 6 (2.93%) DNS
3 6 (2.93%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (2.93%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.95%) FTP
4 4 (1.95%) IPsec
5 3 (1.46%) Firewall
6 2 (0.98%) VPN
7 1 (0.49%) BGP
7 1 (0.49%) Internet
7 1 (0.49%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.49%) OSPF
7 1 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.49%) SMS
7 1 (0.49%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.17%) Amazon Redshift
2 15 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.39%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (4.39%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.41%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.41%) MySQL
5 6 (2.93%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.95%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (1.46%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.49%) Big Data
8 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.49%) DataStage
8 1 (0.49%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 82 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 35 (17.07%) TeamCity
3 31 (15.12%) Git (software)
4 17 (8.29%) Sonatype Nexus
5 15 (7.32%) Selenium
6 13 (6.34%) GitLab
7 12 (5.85%) Maven
8 11 (5.37%) Cucumber
8 11 (5.37%) JIRA
9 4 (1.95%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.95%) Subversion
9 4 (1.95%) Travis CI
9 4 (1.95%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.46%) FindBugs
10 3 (1.46%) JUnit
11 2 (0.98%) Gradle
11 2 (0.98%) Hamcrest
11 2 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.98%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (2.44%) Finance
2 4 (1.95%) Legal
3 3 (1.46%) Marketing
3 3 (1.46%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.98%) Electronics
4 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.49%) Banking
5 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 127 (61.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (14.15%) AWS DevOps
3 25 (12.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 25 (12.20%) AWS Engineer
4 16 (7.80%) Architect
5 15 (7.32%) Developer
6 12 (5.85%) Cloud Engineer
7 11 (5.37%) Senior DevOps
8 10 (4.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 10 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
8 10 (4.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 9 (4.39%) Release Engineer
10 7 (3.41%) Open Source Architect
10 7 (3.41%) Open Source Developer
10 7 (3.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 6 (2.93%) Automation Engineer
11 6 (2.93%) Junior DevOps
11 6 (2.93%) Junior DevOps Engineer
11 6 (2.93%) Lead DevOps
11 6 (2.93%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (20.98%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (5.85%) REST
2 12 (5.85%) Software Packaging
2 12 (5.85%) Spring Boot
3 11 (5.37%) WebSphere MQ
4 10 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (4.88%) Zuul
5 9 (4.39%) Node.js
6 7 (3.41%) AngularJS
7 6 (2.93%) HTML
7 6 (2.93%) LDAP
7 6 (2.93%) RESTful
8 5 (2.44%) .NET
8 5 (2.44%) JSON
8 5 (2.44%) Spring
8 5 (2.44%) Web Services
9 4 (1.95%) J2EE
9 4 (1.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (1.95%) Servlets
9 4 (1.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.29%) Private Cloud
4 7 (3.41%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.93%) DataPower
6 5 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.98%) Clustering
8 2 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.49%) Blog
9 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.49%) NHS
9 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 118 (57.56%) Linux
2 52 (25.37%) Windows
3 37 (18.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (15.12%) Unix
5 18 (8.78%) CentOS
6 11 (5.37%) AIX
7 6 (2.93%) VMS
8 4 (1.95%) Debian
8 4 (1.95%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.98%) DC/OS
9 2 (0.98%) Mesosphere
9 2 (0.98%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (53.17%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (36.10%) Configuration Management
3 67 (32.68%) Open Source
4 48 (23.41%) Test Automation
5 45 (21.95%) BDD
6 42 (20.49%) High Availability
7 38 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (14.63%) Scrum
9 26 (12.68%) Deployment Automation
9 26 (12.68%) Technical Architecture
10 23 (11.22%) Continuous Delivery
11 22 (10.73%) Mentoring
12 21 (10.24%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (9.27%) TDD
14 17 (8.29%) ITIL
14 17 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (7.32%) Coaching
16 14 (6.83%) Kanban
17 13 (6.34%) Software Engineering
18 11 (5.37%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 76 (37.07%) Java
2 57 (27.80%) Bash Shell
3 49 (23.90%) Python
4 45 (21.95%) Perl
5 38 (18.54%) PowerShell
6 36 (17.56%) C++
6 36 (17.56%) Ruby
7 32 (15.61%) C
8 17 (8.29%) JavaScript
9 13 (6.34%) SQL
10 6 (2.93%) C#
11 4 (1.95%) PHP
11 4 (1.95%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.46%) Java 8
13 2 (0.98%) Groovy
14 1 (0.49%) Jython
Qualifications
1 32 (15.61%) Security Cleared
2 27 (13.17%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.32%) Degree
4 4 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.95%) OCP
4 4 (1.95%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.49%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.49%) CCDP
6 1 (0.49%) CCIE
6 1 (0.49%) CCNP
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.49%) CISM
6 1 (0.49%) CISSP
6 1 (0.49%) CITP
6 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.49%) MCSD
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.90%) QA
2 5 (2.44%) GCP
3 1 (0.49%) PMO
System Software
1 79 (38.54%) Docker
2 9 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.44%) Xen
4 4 (1.95%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.95%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.49%) Firmware
5 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 115 (56.10%) Ansible
2 111 (54.15%) Puppet
3 72 (35.12%) Terraform
4 55 (26.83%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (18.05%) Nagios
6 36 (17.56%) Kubernetes
7 35 (17.07%) Packer
8 10 (4.88%) Consul
9 6 (2.93%) Forum Sentry
10 4 (1.95%) Data Guard
10 4 (1.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.98%) Grafana
11 2 (0.98%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.49%) Dollar Universe
12 1 (0.49%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.49%) Kibana
12 1 (0.49%) logstash
12 1 (0.49%) OpenNMS
12 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (18.54%) Splunk
2 36 (17.56%) New Relic
3 22 (10.73%) Red Hat
4 21 (10.24%) Oracle
5 13 (6.34%) IBM
5 13 (6.34%) Informatica
6 11 (5.37%) Axway
6 11 (5.37%) Siebel
7 10 (4.88%) Google
7 10 (4.88%) HP
7 10 (4.88%) VMware
8 9 (4.39%) Microsoft
9 7 (3.41%) Dynatrace
10 6 (2.93%) Sun
11 3 (1.46%) SAP
11 3 (1.46%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.98%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.98%) Black Duck
12 2 (0.98%) OpenText
12 2 (0.98%) Pega