Period
to 18 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 6 months to 18 March 2019.

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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 29 60
Rank change year-on-year +12 +31 +31
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 108 67 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 9.96% 6.87% 4.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.32% 7.13% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 72 57
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £500 £500 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +47.06% -5.56%
10th Percentile £416 £326 £247
90th Percentile £600 £638 £518
North East median daily rate £500 £450 £358
% change year-on-year +11.11% +25.87% -10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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 1,047 940 1,538
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.41% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 679 1,085
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £415 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +8.11% -2.63%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £258
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
North East median daily rate £405 £395 £363
% change year-on-year +2.53% +8.97% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 69
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £16.05 £14.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% -36.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.31 £9.30 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.70 £44.99 £40.00
North East median hourly rate £14.78 £17.10 £21.50
% change year-on-year -13.60% -20.47% +20.99%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 +14 103 £500 - 12
Gateshead - 4 - -
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 March 2019, 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.

1 108 (100.00%) DevOps
2 66 (61.11%) Docker
3 63 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (57.41%) Jenkins
5 58 (53.70%) Ansible
6 57 (52.78%) Puppet
7 50 (46.30%) Linux
8 49 (45.37%) Python
9 48 (44.44%) Kubernetes
10 45 (41.67%) Terraform
11 44 (40.74%) Git (software)
12 40 (37.04%) JIRA
13 39 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
14 37 (34.26%) Microsoft Azure
15 34 (31.48%) GitLab
16 32 (29.63%) Configuration Management
17 29 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
18 28 (25.93%) Bash Shell
19 27 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
20 26 (24.07%) Confluence
20 26 (24.07%) Test Automation
20 26 (24.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 24 (22.22%) Open Source
22 23 (21.30%) Perl
23 20 (18.52%) Maven
23 20 (18.52%) Elastic Stack
24 18 (16.67%) Microsoft
25 17 (15.74%) Software Engineering
25 17 (15.74%) Scrum
25 17 (15.74%) AWS CloudFormation

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 26 (24.07%) Confluence
2 7 (6.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 63 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (34.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (15.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (10.19%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (9.26%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (8.33%) Amazon S3
7 7 (6.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (6.48%) iPaaS
7 7 (6.48%) OpenShift
7 7 (6.48%) Slack
8 6 (5.56%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (5.56%) Route 53
8 6 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (3.70%) Datadog
10 2 (1.85%) Serverless
11 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.96%) HTTP
2 9 (8.33%) Network Security
3 7 (6.48%) Firewall
3 7 (6.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.74%) MongoDB
2 16 (14.81%) MySQL
3 7 (6.48%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (5.56%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 62 (57.41%) Jenkins
2 44 (40.74%) Git (software)
3 40 (37.04%) JIRA
4 34 (31.48%) GitLab
5 20 (18.52%) Maven
6 16 (14.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 15 (13.89%) SonarQube
8 7 (6.48%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (4.63%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (3.70%) Bitbucket
11 3 (2.78%) Cucumber
11 3 (2.78%) MSBuild
11 3 (2.78%) Subversion
11 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.85%) JUnit
12 2 (1.85%) Selenium
12 2 (1.85%) TestNG
13 1 (0.93%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.93%) Hudson
13 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (0.93%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.52%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (11.11%) Web Services
2 12 (11.11%) YAML
3 10 (9.26%) Node.js
4 4 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.78%) Spring Boot
5 3 (2.78%) Zuul
6 2 (1.85%) .NET
7 1 (0.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Hybrid Cloud
2 12 (11.11%) User Experience
3 10 (9.26%) Private Cloud
4 7 (6.48%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.78%) Replication
6 2 (1.85%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 50 (46.30%) Linux
2 26 (24.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (14.81%) CentOS
3 16 (14.81%) Windows
4 4 (3.70%) Unix
5 2 (1.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (100.00%) DevOps
2 39 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (29.63%) Configuration Management
4 29 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (24.07%) Test Automation
6 24 (22.22%) Open Source
7 17 (15.74%) Deployment Automation
7 17 (15.74%) Scrum
7 17 (15.74%) Software Engineering
8 15 (13.89%) Kanban
9 14 (12.96%) Microservices
10 13 (12.04%) Change Management
10 13 (12.04%) Performance Monitoring
10 13 (12.04%) SOA
11 12 (11.11%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 12 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
11 12 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (11.11%) Release Automation
12 11 (10.19%) Migration
13 10 (9.26%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 49 (45.37%) Python
2 28 (25.93%) Bash Shell
3 23 (21.30%) Perl
4 16 (14.81%) Ruby
5 14 (12.96%) Java
5 14 (12.96%) SQL
6 12 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.48%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.85%) PHP
8 2 (1.85%) Scala
9 1 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.93%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (6.48%) SC Cleared
1 7 (6.48%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.70%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 66 (61.11%) Docker
2 7 (6.48%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.70%) Gluster
5 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (53.70%) Ansible
2 57 (52.78%) Puppet
3 48 (44.44%) Kubernetes
4 45 (41.67%) Terraform
5 27 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (12.04%) Nagios
6 13 (12.04%) ZABBIX
7 12 (11.11%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (7.41%) Packer
9 7 (6.48%) Grafana
9 7 (6.48%) Prometheus
10 6 (5.56%) Rancher
11 4 (3.70%) CloudForms
11 4 (3.70%) HAProxy
12 3 (2.78%) Consul
13 1 (0.93%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 18 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.11%) Riverbed
3 9 (8.33%) Oracle
4 6 (5.56%) Black Duck
5 3 (2.78%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco
7 1 (0.93%) New Relic
7 1 (0.93%) Splunk