Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 16 37
Rank change year-on-year +13 +21 +47
Contract jobs citing DevOps 214 116 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.77% 9.32% 6.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.19% 11.00% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 121 159
North East median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% - -8.86%
10th Percentile £352 £303 £313
90th Percentile £575 £638 £564
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North East median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £46.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +2.15% -15.45% -

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 1,115 1,055 2,466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.38% 84.74% 87.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 703 1,684
North East median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 44 114
North East median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.73% - +73.39%
10th Percentile £10.20 £10.15 £11.05
90th Percentile £42.40 £47.73 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.84
% change year-on-year -4.79% +1.19% +3.80%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +11 206 £500 +5.16% 40
Durham -12 6 £525 +23.53% 2
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 119 (55.61%) Linux
2 115 (53.74%) Jenkins
3 112 (52.34%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (50.00%) Puppet
4 107 (50.00%) Ansible
5 91 (42.52%) Amazon AWS
6 90 (42.06%) Docker
7 78 (36.45%) Continuous Integration
8 71 (33.18%) Configuration Management
9 69 (32.24%) Terraform
10 65 (30.37%) Microsoft Azure
11 58 (27.10%) Open Source
12 57 (26.64%) Python
13 56 (26.17%) Git (software)
14 54 (25.23%) Java
15 50 (23.36%) Opscode Chef
16 46 (21.50%) Test Automation
17 44 (20.56%) Windows
18 42 (19.63%) Bash Shell
19 41 (19.16%) Scrum
20 39 (18.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 38 (17.76%) Elastic Stack
22 37 (17.29%) Kubernetes
22 37 (17.29%) JIRA
23 36 (16.82%) Continuous Delivery
24 35 (16.36%) Maven
25 33 (15.42%) GitLab
26 32 (14.95%) JavaScript
27 30 (14.02%) Unix
28 29 (13.55%) Perl

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 25 (11.68%) Confluence
2 17 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.67%) JBoss
4 8 (3.74%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (3.27%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.34%) nginx
6 5 (2.34%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.87%) Apache
7 4 (1.87%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.40%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.93%) FileNet
9 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.47%) IIS
10 1 (0.47%) Jetty
10 1 (0.47%) Mongrel
Business Applications
1 10 (4.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 91 (42.52%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (30.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (11.68%) AWS CloudFormation
4 19 (8.88%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (8.41%) Amazon S3
6 14 (6.54%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (6.54%) Datadog
7 13 (6.07%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (5.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (4.21%) Slack
10 6 (2.80%) GitHub
10 6 (2.80%) PaaS
11 5 (2.34%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (2.34%) BrowserStack
11 5 (2.34%) Route 53
11 5 (2.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (1.87%) IaaS
12 4 (1.87%) SaaS
13 3 (1.40%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.14%) HTTP
2 8 (3.74%) Firewall
3 7 (3.27%) VLAN
4 6 (2.80%) SSL
5 5 (2.34%) Network Security
6 4 (1.87%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.93%) DHCP
7 2 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.47%) DNS
8 1 (0.47%) FTP
8 1 (0.47%) Internet
8 1 (0.47%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.75%) MongoDB
2 18 (8.41%) NoSQL
3 15 (7.01%) MySQL
4 13 (6.07%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.21%) Amazon Redshift
6 7 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.27%) SQL Server
7 5 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.40%) ZAP BI
10 1 (0.47%) DB2
10 1 (0.47%) KDB
10 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 115 (53.74%) Jenkins
2 56 (26.17%) Git (software)
3 37 (17.29%) JIRA
4 35 (16.36%) Maven
5 33 (15.42%) GitLab
6 27 (12.62%) Sonatype Nexus
7 20 (9.35%) Selenium
8 17 (7.94%) JUnit
9 16 (7.48%) Cucumber
9 16 (7.48%) TeamCity
10 13 (6.07%) JMeter
11 10 (4.67%) SonarQube
12 7 (3.27%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (2.80%) Subversion
14 4 (1.87%) IntelliJ
14 4 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
15 3 (1.40%) Ant
15 3 (1.40%) Eclipse
15 3 (1.40%) Karma Test Runner
15 3 (1.40%) Sublime Text
General
1 9 (4.21%) Finance
2 4 (1.87%) Legal
3 3 (1.40%) Marketing
4 2 (0.93%) Electronics
4 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.93%) Retail
4 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.47%) Back Office
5 1 (0.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 135 (63.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (10.75%) AWS DevOps
3 22 (10.28%) Developer
4 18 (8.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 18 (8.41%) AWS Engineer
5 15 (7.01%) Architect
6 10 (4.67%) Release Engineer
6 10 (4.67%) Senior DevOps
7 9 (4.21%) Analyst
7 9 (4.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.21%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (4.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 7 (3.27%) Open Source Architect
8 7 (3.27%) Open Source Developer
9 6 (2.80%) Azure DevOps
9 6 (2.80%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 6 (2.80%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (2.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (2.34%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (17.76%) Elastic Stack
2 24 (11.21%) Node.js
3 20 (9.35%) REST
4 18 (8.41%) Spring Boot
5 17 (7.94%) RabbitMQ
5 17 (7.94%) Zuul
6 13 (6.07%) HTML
7 12 (5.61%) CSS
8 10 (4.67%) AngularJS
8 10 (4.67%) Web Services
8 10 (4.67%) YAML
9 8 (3.74%) Spring
10 6 (2.80%) Gherkin
10 6 (2.80%) JSON
10 6 (2.80%) Play Framework
11 5 (2.34%) Hibernate
11 5 (2.34%) J2EE
11 5 (2.34%) Software Packaging
11 5 (2.34%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (1.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.41%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.54%) Private Cloud
3 11 (5.14%) User Experience
4 10 (4.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.87%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.40%) Replication
7 3 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.93%) Clustering
8 2 (0.93%) DataPower
8 2 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.47%) Blog
9 1 (0.47%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.47%) NHS
9 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 119 (55.61%) Linux
2 44 (20.56%) Windows
3 39 (18.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (14.02%) Unix
5 27 (12.62%) CentOS
6 5 (2.34%) AIX
7 4 (1.87%) Debian
7 4 (1.87%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.40%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.40%) VMS
9 2 (0.93%) DC/OS
9 2 (0.93%) Mesosphere
9 2 (0.93%) Solaris
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (52.34%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (36.45%) Continuous Integration
3 71 (33.18%) Configuration Management
4 58 (27.10%) Open Source
5 46 (21.50%) Test Automation
6 41 (19.16%) Scrum
7 36 (16.82%) Continuous Delivery
8 27 (12.62%) BDD
9 24 (11.21%) Continuous Deployment
10 23 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (10.28%) Deployment Automation
11 22 (10.28%) Software Engineering
12 21 (9.81%) Kanban
12 21 (9.81%) Microservices
12 21 (9.81%) Technical Architecture
13 20 (9.35%) ITIL
14 19 (8.88%) High Availability
15 17 (7.94%) Mentoring
16 14 (6.54%) Continuous Improvement
17 13 (6.07%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 57 (26.64%) Python
2 54 (25.23%) Java
3 42 (19.63%) Bash Shell
4 32 (14.95%) JavaScript
5 29 (13.55%) Perl
6 23 (10.75%) Ruby
7 20 (9.35%) PowerShell
8 19 (8.88%) C++
9 15 (7.01%) C#
9 15 (7.01%) SQL
10 11 (5.14%) C
11 7 (3.27%) Scala
12 5 (2.34%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.40%) Groovy
13 3 (1.40%) Haskell
14 2 (0.93%) Java 8
14 2 (0.93%) PHP
15 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (8.88%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.74%) Degree
4 4 (1.87%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.87%) OCP
4 4 (1.87%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.88%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) WCAG
System Software
1 90 (42.06%) Docker
2 6 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.34%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.93%) XenApp
5 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.47%) Firmware
6 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.47%) vSphere
6 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 107 (50.00%) Ansible
1 107 (50.00%) Puppet
2 69 (32.24%) Terraform
3 50 (23.36%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (17.29%) Kubernetes
5 22 (10.28%) Packer
6 21 (9.81%) Nagios
7 17 (7.94%) Consul
8 12 (5.61%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (4.67%) Grafana
9 10 (4.67%) ZABBIX
10 7 (3.27%) Prometheus
11 5 (2.34%) Rancher
12 4 (1.87%) Data Guard
12 4 (1.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 3 (1.40%) Kibana
14 2 (0.93%) Forum Sentry
14 2 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 2 (0.93%) vCenter Server
14 2 (0.93%) vMotion
Vendors
1 23 (10.75%) Oracle
2 16 (7.48%) Red Hat
3 15 (7.01%) Google
4 14 (6.54%) Splunk
5 12 (5.61%) New Relic
6 11 (5.14%) Dynatrace
7 10 (4.67%) Microsoft
8 9 (4.21%) Riverbed
9 7 (3.27%) Black Duck
9 7 (3.27%) HP
9 7 (3.27%) Informatica
9 7 (3.27%) VMware
10 6 (2.80%) IBM
11 5 (2.34%) Axway
11 5 (2.34%) Siebel
12 3 (1.40%) Adobe
12 3 (1.40%) webMethods
13 2 (0.93%) BMC
13 2 (0.93%) EMC
13 2 (0.93%) Sun