Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 15 December 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 8 27
Rank change year-on-year +5 +19 +48
Contract jobs citing DevOps 175 126 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 18.23% 13.56% 8.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.30% 15.52% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 139 176
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.21% +11.76% -15.00%
10th Percentile £361 £302 £304
90th Percentile £563 £638 £563
North East median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.21% +11.76% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 862 812 1,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 89.79% 87.41% 88.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 585 1,410
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £415 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% +10.71% -14.63%
10th Percentile £281 £244 £235
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
North East median daily rate £408 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +8.67% +5.63% -13.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 83
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.89 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.91% -36.36% +41.03%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.60 £14.03
90th Percentile £46.10 £50.00 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £20.25 £26.58
% change year-on-year -30.86% -23.80% +54.06%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Tyne and Wear

DevOps
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 in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps in Tyne and Wear

DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps in Tyne and Wear

DevOps
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 within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 15 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 +4 155 £500 +5.26% 28
Gateshead - 19 £413 - 3
South Shields - 1 £515 -
DevOps
North East

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 98 (56.00%) Jenkins
2 89 (50.86%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (49.71%) Linux
4 86 (49.14%) Ansible
5 85 (48.57%) Docker
6 84 (48.00%) Puppet
7 77 (44.00%) Amazon AWS
8 67 (38.29%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (31.43%) Python
10 54 (30.86%) Git (software)
11 53 (30.29%) Microsoft Azure
12 50 (28.57%) Terraform
13 49 (28.00%) Configuration Management
14 40 (22.86%) Java
15 39 (22.29%) Opscode Chef
16 38 (21.71%) Open Source
17 37 (21.14%) Bash Shell
18 36 (20.57%) Test Automation
18 36 (20.57%) JIRA
18 36 (20.57%) Scrum
18 36 (20.57%) Kubernetes
19 33 (18.86%) GitLab
19 33 (18.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 30 (17.14%) Maven
20 30 (17.14%) Windows
21 28 (16.00%) Elastic Stack
22 27 (15.43%) JavaScript
23 25 (14.29%) CentOS
23 25 (14.29%) Confluence
23 25 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery

DevOps
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 25 (14.29%) Confluence
2 16 (9.14%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (3.43%) JBoss
5 5 (2.86%) nginx
6 4 (2.29%) Apache
6 4 (2.29%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.29%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.71%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.71%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 8 (4.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (44.00%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (30.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (12.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (8.00%) Amazon S3
5 12 (6.86%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (5.14%) GitHub
6 9 (5.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (5.14%) Slack
7 8 (4.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (4.00%) Datadog
9 6 (3.43%) IaaS
9 6 (3.43%) PaaS
10 5 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (2.86%) Route 53
10 5 (2.86%) SaaS
10 5 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (2.29%) Google Analytics
12 3 (1.71%) BrowserStack
13 2 (1.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.29%) HTTP
2 8 (4.57%) Firewall
3 7 (4.00%) VLAN
4 4 (2.29%) Network Security
4 4 (2.29%) SSL
4 4 (2.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.57%) DHCP
5 1 (0.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.71%) MongoDB
2 15 (8.57%) NoSQL
3 12 (6.86%) MySQL
3 12 (6.86%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.57%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.71%) DB2
7 3 (1.71%) ZAP BI
8 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.57%) KDB
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 98 (56.00%) Jenkins
2 54 (30.86%) Git (software)
3 36 (20.57%) JIRA
4 33 (18.86%) GitLab
5 30 (17.14%) Maven
6 23 (13.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 17 (9.71%) Cucumber
7 17 (9.71%) Selenium
8 16 (9.14%) JUnit
9 12 (6.86%) JMeter
10 10 (5.71%) SonarQube
11 8 (4.57%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (4.00%) Subversion
13 6 (3.43%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (2.86%) IntelliJ
14 5 (2.86%) TeamCity
15 4 (2.29%) Gatling
15 4 (2.29%) Grunt
15 4 (2.29%) Karma Test Runner
15 4 (2.29%) Sublime Text
General
1 6 (3.43%) Finance
2 2 (1.14%) Legal
2 2 (1.14%) Marketing
2 2 (1.14%) Retail
3 1 (0.57%) Back Office
3 1 (0.57%) Banking
3 1 (0.57%) Electronics
3 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 111 (63.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (11.43%) AWS DevOps
2 20 (11.43%) Developer
3 16 (9.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 16 (9.14%) AWS Engineer
4 10 (5.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 10 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (5.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 10 (5.71%) Senior DevOps
5 9 (5.14%) Architect
6 8 (4.57%) Release Engineer
7 7 (4.00%) Analyst
7 7 (4.00%) Release Train Engineer
8 6 (3.43%) Azure DevOps
8 6 (3.43%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 6 (3.43%) Azure Engineer
8 6 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (2.86%) Java Developer
9 5 (2.86%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.00%) Elastic Stack
2 20 (11.43%) Node.js
3 16 (9.14%) Spring Boot
4 15 (8.57%) HTML
4 15 (8.57%) RabbitMQ
4 15 (8.57%) Zuul
5 14 (8.00%) CSS
5 14 (8.00%) REST
6 12 (6.86%) Web Services
7 11 (6.29%) YAML
8 9 (5.14%) Spring
9 8 (4.57%) AngularJS
9 8 (4.57%) Hibernate
9 8 (4.57%) J2EE
9 8 (4.57%) Play Framework
10 7 (4.00%) Gherkin
11 6 (3.43%) Java EE
12 4 (2.29%) HTML5
12 4 (2.29%) jQuery
12 4 (2.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.86%) User Experience
2 11 (6.29%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (4.57%) Private Cloud
4 6 (3.43%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.71%) Replication
5 3 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.14%) Clustering
6 2 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.57%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.57%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.57%) NHS
7 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 87 (49.71%) Linux
2 33 (18.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 30 (17.14%) Windows
4 25 (14.29%) CentOS
5 18 (10.29%) Unix
6 4 (2.29%) Debian
6 4 (2.29%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.71%) VMS
8 2 (1.14%) DC/OS
8 2 (1.14%) Mesosphere
8 2 (1.14%) Solaris
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (50.86%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (38.29%) Continuous Integration
3 49 (28.00%) Configuration Management
4 38 (21.71%) Open Source
5 36 (20.57%) Scrum
5 36 (20.57%) Test Automation
6 25 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 22 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (12.00%) Deployment Automation
8 21 (12.00%) Microservices
9 18 (10.29%) BDD
9 18 (10.29%) Software Engineering
10 17 (9.71%) Kanban
11 16 (9.14%) Continuous Deployment
12 13 (7.43%) Mentoring
13 12 (6.86%) Coaching
13 12 (6.86%) ITIL
13 12 (6.86%) SDLC
14 11 (6.29%) Change Management
14 11 (6.29%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 55 (31.43%) Python
2 40 (22.86%) Java
3 37 (21.14%) Bash Shell
4 27 (15.43%) JavaScript
5 23 (13.14%) Perl
6 19 (10.86%) Ruby
7 18 (10.29%) SQL
8 14 (8.00%) C#
8 14 (8.00%) PowerShell
9 12 (6.86%) C++
10 9 (5.14%) Scala
11 5 (2.86%) C
12 4 (2.29%) Groovy
12 4 (2.29%) Haskell
13 3 (1.71%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.57%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 14 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.29%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.71%) Degree
5 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.57%) OCP
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.00%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) GDPR
2 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 85 (48.57%) Docker
2 3 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.57%) vSphere
4 1 (0.57%) XenApp
4 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 86 (49.14%) Ansible
2 84 (48.00%) Puppet
3 50 (28.57%) Terraform
4 39 (22.29%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (20.57%) Kubernetes
6 15 (8.57%) Consul
6 15 (8.57%) Nagios
7 13 (7.43%) Docker Swarm
8 12 (6.86%) Grafana
9 11 (6.29%) Packer
9 11 (6.29%) ZABBIX
10 8 (4.57%) Prometheus
11 5 (2.86%) Rancher
12 4 (2.29%) Kibana
13 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
13 1 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 1 (0.57%) Rundeck
13 1 (0.57%) Salt
13 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 1 (0.57%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (9.71%) Oracle
2 15 (8.57%) Google
3 11 (6.29%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.29%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.71%) Riverbed
5 7 (4.00%) Black Duck
5 7 (4.00%) Dynatrace
5 7 (4.00%) Splunk
6 5 (2.86%) New Relic
7 4 (2.29%) Adobe
7 4 (2.29%) VMware
7 4 (2.29%) webMethods
8 2 (1.14%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.14%) Informatica
9 1 (0.57%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.57%) HP
9 1 (0.57%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.57%) Pega
9 1 (0.57%) SAP
9 1 (0.57%) Sybase