Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Development Operations Engineer
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 50 143
Rank change year-on-year +42 +93 -45
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 131 42 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 14.89% 4.69% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.58% 5.03% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 50 27
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £297 £304
90th Percentile £553 £638 £565
North East median daily rate £458 £450 £485
% change year-on-year +1.67% -7.22% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies in Tyne and Wear with a recognized job title 841 835 2,316
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 93.30% 90.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 572 1,611
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% -15.00%
10th Percentile £243 £235 £224
90th Percentile £583 £540 £506
North East median daily rate £400 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +10.34% +4.09% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 51 112
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.43% -35.19% +80.00%
10th Percentile £8.89 £9.50 £10.03
90th Percentile £33.58 £42.50 £35.93
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -35.19% +80.00%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in Tyne and Wear

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps Engineer in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in Tyne and Wear

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in Tyne and Wear

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +34 120 £450 - 21
Gateshead - 10 £550 - 2
South Shields - 1 £515 -
DevOps Engineer
North East

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, DevOps Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Tyne and Wear region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 131 (100.00%) DevOps
2 98 (74.81%) Linux
3 93 (70.99%) Ansible
4 92 (70.23%) Puppet
5 79 (60.31%) Jenkins
6 77 (58.78%) Docker
7 71 (54.20%) Amazon AWS
8 63 (48.09%) Configuration Management
9 57 (43.51%) Terraform
10 48 (36.64%) Python
11 47 (35.88%) Microsoft Azure
12 46 (35.11%) Bash Shell
12 46 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
13 43 (32.82%) Continuous Integration
13 43 (32.82%) Opscode Chef
14 38 (29.01%) Elastic Stack
15 37 (28.24%) Open Source
16 34 (25.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 33 (25.19%) Windows
18 32 (24.43%) Java
19 31 (23.66%) Git (software)
19 31 (23.66%) Kubernetes
20 30 (22.90%) Test Automation
20 30 (22.90%) Perl
21 27 (20.61%) Packer
22 26 (19.85%) Data Centre
22 26 (19.85%) High Availability
23 24 (18.32%) Ruby
24 23 (17.56%) Nagios
24 23 (17.56%) GitLab

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 10 (7.63%) Confluence
2 7 (5.34%) JBoss
3 5 (3.82%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.82%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.82%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.29%) nginx
4 3 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.53%) Apache
5 2 (1.53%) FileNet
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.82%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 71 (54.20%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (35.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (15.27%) Datadog
4 17 (12.98%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (12.21%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (12.21%) Amazon S3
6 9 (6.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (5.34%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (4.58%) Slack
9 5 (3.82%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (3.82%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (3.82%) Route 53
10 4 (3.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.34%) HTTP
2 5 (3.82%) Firewall
3 3 (2.29%) Network Security
3 3 (2.29%) SSL
3 3 (2.29%) VLAN
4 2 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.76%) DHCP
5 1 (0.76%) DNS
5 1 (0.76%) Internet
5 1 (0.76%) SMS
5 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.45%) Amazon Redshift
2 11 (8.40%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.82%) MySQL
3 5 (3.82%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.05%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.76%) KDB
7 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 79 (60.31%) Jenkins
2 31 (23.66%) Git (software)
3 23 (17.56%) GitLab
4 22 (16.79%) TeamCity
5 18 (13.74%) Sonatype Nexus
6 17 (12.98%) Maven
7 14 (10.69%) JIRA
8 10 (7.63%) SonarQube
9 6 (4.58%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (3.05%) Cucumber
10 4 (3.05%) JUnit
10 4 (3.05%) Selenium
10 4 (3.05%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (2.29%) JMeter
12 2 (1.53%) Subversion
13 1 (0.76%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
General
1 5 (3.82%) Finance
2 1 (0.76%) Back Office
2 1 (0.76%) Banking
2 1 (0.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (29.01%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (12.98%) RabbitMQ
3 16 (12.21%) Spring Boot
3 16 (12.21%) Zuul
4 8 (6.11%) Node.js
5 5 (3.82%) Software Packaging
5 5 (3.82%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (3.05%) HTML
6 4 (3.05%) YAML
7 3 (2.29%) hapi
8 2 (1.53%) LDAP
8 2 (1.53%) Web Services
9 1 (0.76%) .NET
9 1 (0.76%) LAMP
9 1 (0.76%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.76%) Middleware
9 1 (0.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.85%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.92%) Private Cloud
3 7 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.05%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.05%) User Experience
5 3 (2.29%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.53%) Clustering
6 2 (1.53%) DataPower
7 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.76%) NHS
7 1 (0.76%) Replication
7 1 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 98 (74.81%) Linux
2 34 (25.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (25.19%) Windows
4 20 (15.27%) Unix
5 19 (14.50%) CentOS
6 5 (3.82%) AIX
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (100.00%) DevOps
2 63 (48.09%) Configuration Management
3 46 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (32.82%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (28.24%) Open Source
6 30 (22.90%) Test Automation
7 26 (19.85%) High Availability
8 21 (16.03%) Continuous Delivery
9 20 (15.27%) BDD
9 20 (15.27%) Technical Architecture
10 16 (12.21%) Continuous Deployment
10 16 (12.21%) Deployment Automation
11 10 (7.63%) OO
12 9 (6.87%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (6.87%) ITIL
13 8 (6.11%) Migration
13 8 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (6.11%) Scrum
13 8 (6.11%) Software Delivery
14 7 (5.34%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 48 (36.64%) Python
2 46 (35.11%) Bash Shell
3 32 (24.43%) Java
4 30 (22.90%) Perl
5 24 (18.32%) Ruby
6 22 (16.79%) C++
7 21 (16.03%) PowerShell
8 18 (13.74%) C
9 9 (6.87%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.82%) C#
10 5 (3.82%) SQL
11 1 (0.76%) PHP
11 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (11.45%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.92%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.82%) Degree
4 2 (1.53%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 77 (58.78%) Docker
2 4 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.53%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.76%) Firmware
4 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (70.99%) Ansible
2 92 (70.23%) Puppet
3 57 (43.51%) Terraform
4 43 (32.82%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (23.66%) Kubernetes
6 27 (20.61%) Packer
7 23 (17.56%) Nagios
8 16 (12.21%) Consul
9 6 (4.58%) Grafana
9 6 (4.58%) Prometheus
10 4 (3.05%) Rancher
10 4 (3.05%) ZABBIX
11 3 (2.29%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (1.53%) Forum Sentry
13 1 (0.76%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.76%) Kibana
13 1 (0.76%) logstash
13 1 (0.76%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (16.79%) Splunk
2 20 (15.27%) New Relic
3 12 (9.16%) Oracle
4 9 (6.87%) Dynatrace
4 9 (6.87%) Red Hat
5 7 (5.34%) Informatica
6 5 (3.82%) Axway
6 5 (3.82%) Google
6 5 (3.82%) HP
6 5 (3.82%) IBM
6 5 (3.82%) Siebel
6 5 (3.82%) VMware
7 4 (3.05%) Black Duck
8 3 (2.29%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.53%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.53%) Sun
10 1 (0.76%) Citrix
10 1 (0.76%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.76%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.76%) Sybase