Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 35 99
Rank change year-on-year +26 +64 +6
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 122 60 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 12.87% 6.56% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.50% 6.92% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 73 42
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £500 £450 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +32.35% -32.00%
10th Percentile £340 £306 £265
90th Percentile £550 £638 £549
North East median daily rate £500 £425 £340
% change year-on-year +17.53% +25.00% -32.00%
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 904 867 2,049
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 94.86% 91.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 603 1,452
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £263 £230 £225
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 99
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £15.25 £17.10 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.85% -35.47% +29.27%
10th Percentile £10.13 £9.50 £10.29
90th Percentile £45.93 £47.83 £29.50
North East median hourly rate £14.89 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -14.91% -23.91% +29.43%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +22 112 £500 +11.00% 16
Gateshead - 9 - - 1
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 10 December 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.

1 122 (100.00%) DevOps
2 85 (69.67%) Ansible
2 85 (69.67%) Jenkins
3 84 (68.85%) Linux
4 83 (68.03%) Puppet
5 77 (63.11%) Docker
6 70 (57.38%) Amazon AWS
7 55 (45.08%) Configuration Management
8 52 (42.62%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (40.16%) Terraform
10 48 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (36.89%) Python
12 41 (33.61%) Git (software)
13 40 (32.79%) Microsoft Azure
14 39 (31.97%) Opscode Chef
15 33 (27.05%) Elastic Stack
16 32 (26.23%) Bash Shell
17 30 (24.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 29 (23.77%) Kubernetes
18 29 (23.77%) GitLab
19 27 (22.13%) Test Automation
19 27 (22.13%) Maven
20 25 (20.49%) JIRA
20 25 (20.49%) Open Source
20 25 (20.49%) Sonatype Nexus
21 24 (19.67%) AWS CloudFormation
21 24 (19.67%) Windows
22 22 (18.03%) Continuous Delivery
23 21 (17.21%) CentOS
24 19 (15.57%) Perl

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 17 (13.93%) Confluence
2 7 (5.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.64%) JBoss
4 1 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.82%) nginx
4 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 70 (57.38%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (32.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (19.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 18 (14.75%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (14.75%) Amazon S3
5 12 (9.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 11 (9.02%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (7.38%) Datadog
8 7 (5.74%) Slack
9 5 (4.10%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (4.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (4.10%) Route 53
9 5 (4.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.82%) IaaS
10 1 (0.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.56%) Firewall
2 7 (5.74%) HTTP
2 7 (5.74%) VLAN
3 4 (3.28%) Network Security
4 1 (0.82%) DHCP
4 1 (0.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.48%) MongoDB
2 9 (7.38%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.56%) MySQL
4 5 (4.10%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (4.10%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (4.10%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.46%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.82%) KDB
7 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 85 (69.67%) Jenkins
2 41 (33.61%) Git (software)
3 29 (23.77%) GitLab
4 27 (22.13%) Maven
5 25 (20.49%) JIRA
5 25 (20.49%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (9.02%) TeamCity
7 10 (8.20%) SonarQube
8 7 (5.74%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (4.92%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (4.10%) Cucumber
11 4 (3.28%) JUnit
11 4 (3.28%) Subversion
12 3 (2.46%) Bitbucket
12 3 (2.46%) JMeter
12 3 (2.46%) MSBuild
12 3 (2.46%) Selenium
12 3 (2.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (4.10%) Finance
2 1 (0.82%) Back Office
2 1 (0.82%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (27.05%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (13.93%) RabbitMQ
2 17 (13.93%) Spring Boot
2 17 (13.93%) Zuul
3 12 (9.84%) Node.js
4 10 (8.20%) YAML
5 6 (4.92%) Web Services
6 4 (3.28%) HTML
7 3 (2.46%) .NET
7 3 (2.46%) hapi
8 1 (0.82%) J2EE
8 1 (0.82%) Middleware
8 1 (0.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) Private Cloud
2 11 (9.02%) Data Centre
3 10 (8.20%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (7.38%) User Experience
5 3 (2.46%) Replication
6 2 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.82%) Clustering
7 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (68.85%) Linux
2 30 (24.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (19.67%) Windows
4 21 (17.21%) CentOS
5 17 (13.93%) Unix
6 2 (1.64%) Solaris
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (100.00%) DevOps
2 55 (45.08%) Configuration Management
3 52 (42.62%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (22.13%) Test Automation
6 25 (20.49%) Open Source
7 22 (18.03%) Continuous Delivery
8 17 (13.93%) Deployment Automation
8 17 (13.93%) Technical Architecture
9 16 (13.11%) Continuous Deployment
10 14 (11.48%) Scrum
11 13 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (9.02%) High Availability
12 11 (9.02%) ITIL
12 11 (9.02%) Kanban
13 10 (8.20%) SOA
13 10 (8.20%) Software Delivery
14 9 (7.38%) Application Performance Monitoring
14 9 (7.38%) Infrastructure Management
14 9 (7.38%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (36.89%) Python
2 32 (26.23%) Bash Shell
3 19 (15.57%) Java
3 19 (15.57%) Perl
4 15 (12.30%) Ruby
5 13 (10.66%) JavaScript
6 11 (9.02%) PowerShell
7 9 (7.38%) C++
8 5 (4.10%) C
8 5 (4.10%) C#
9 3 (2.46%) SQL
10 1 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.74%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.46%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.20%) QA
System Software
1 77 (63.11%) Docker
2 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 85 (69.67%) Ansible
2 83 (68.03%) Puppet
3 49 (40.16%) Terraform
4 39 (31.97%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (23.77%) Kubernetes
6 17 (13.93%) Consul
6 17 (13.93%) Packer
7 16 (13.11%) Nagios
8 10 (8.20%) ZABBIX
9 9 (7.38%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (6.56%) Grafana
10 8 (6.56%) Prometheus
11 5 (4.10%) Rancher
12 1 (0.82%) Rundeck
12 1 (0.82%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (9.02%) Dynatrace
2 10 (8.20%) Oracle
3 9 (7.38%) Riverbed
3 9 (7.38%) Splunk
4 7 (5.74%) New Relic
5 5 (4.10%) Black Duck
5 5 (4.10%) Google
5 5 (4.10%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.28%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.46%) VMware
8 2 (1.64%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.64%) Informatica
9 1 (0.82%) Citrix
9 1 (0.82%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.82%) Sybase