Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 27 66
Rank change year-on-year +19 +39 +5
Contract jobs citing DevOps 120 170 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 13.09% 7.63% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.11% 8.91% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 157 39
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £475 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £301 £305 £350
90th Percentile £638 £563 £597
North East median daily rate £475 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% +11.11%
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 794 1907 1344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.59% 85.55% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 1365 906
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £390 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -15.15% +10.00%
10th Percentile £244 £243 £263
90th Percentile £563 £525 £600
North East median daily rate £375 £360 £413
% change year-on-year +4.17% -12.73% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 73 48
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £20.25 £28.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.68% +43.59% +5.23%
10th Percentile £9.70 £13.20 £11.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £39.15
North East median hourly rate £22.00 £27.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -18.52% +58.82% -16.05%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 +20 120 £475 +11.76% 4
DevOps
North East

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 82 (68.33%) Linux
2 70 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (45.83%) Puppet
4 49 (40.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (39.17%) Git (software)
6 46 (38.33%) Jenkins
7 39 (32.50%) Red Hat
8 38 (31.67%) Unix
9 37 (30.83%) Oracle
10 35 (29.17%) Windows
10 35 (29.17%) WebLogic
11 31 (25.83%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (25.83%) Opscode Chef
12 29 (24.17%) SQL
12 29 (24.17%) Java
13 28 (23.33%) JBoss
14 27 (22.50%) JIRA
14 27 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
15 26 (21.67%) Perl
16 24 (20.00%) Microservices
17 23 (19.17%) Mentoring
17 23 (19.17%) Ansible
17 23 (19.17%) Open Source
18 22 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
18 22 (18.33%) HP
18 22 (18.33%) Configuration Management
18 22 (18.33%) Continuous Delivery
19 20 (16.67%) Docker
19 20 (16.67%) Python
19 20 (16.67%) Confluence

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 35 (29.17%) WebLogic
2 28 (23.33%) JBoss
3 20 (16.67%) Confluence
4 13 (10.83%) WebSphere
4 13 (10.83%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (6.67%) nginx
6 5 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (3.33%) FileNet
7 4 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (2.50%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.67%) CMS
9 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.83%) Apache
10 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.83%) IIS
10 1 (0.83%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 13 (10.83%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 27 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (13.33%) Slack
4 5 (4.17%) Heroku
5 3 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.50%) PaaS
5 3 (2.50%) Serverless
6 2 (1.67%) Boomi
6 2 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.67%) Datadog
6 2 (1.67%) IaaS
6 2 (1.67%) npm
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.83%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.83%) Linode
7 1 (0.83%) SaaS
7 1 (0.83%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.33%) LDAP
2 15 (12.50%) HTTP
3 14 (11.67%) Firewall
4 12 (10.00%) SSL
5 11 (9.17%) DNS
5 11 (9.17%) OpenLDAP
5 11 (9.17%) SSH
6 8 (6.67%) X.21
7 7 (5.83%) TCP/IP
8 5 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (4.17%) Network Security
9 1 (0.83%) DSL
9 1 (0.83%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (5.83%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.17%) MySQL
4 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.50%) Big Data
5 3 (2.50%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.83%) DataStage
7 1 (0.83%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 47 (39.17%) Git (software)
2 46 (38.33%) Jenkins
3 27 (22.50%) JIRA
4 14 (11.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (9.17%) Subversion
6 8 (6.67%) Burp Suite
6 8 (6.67%) HP UFT
6 8 (6.67%) JMeter
6 8 (6.67%) LoadRunner
6 8 (6.67%) Maven
6 8 (6.67%) SonarQube
7 7 (5.83%) WebDriver
8 5 (4.17%) JIRA Agile
9 4 (3.33%) Selenium
10 3 (2.50%) GitLab
10 3 (2.50%) gulp
11 2 (1.67%) Grunt
11 2 (1.67%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (1.67%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.67%) webpack
General
1 5 (4.17%) Finance
2 2 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (0.83%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (50.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (17.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 13 (10.83%) Developer
3 13 (10.83%) Lead DevOps
3 13 (10.83%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 11 (9.17%) Cloud Engineer
5 11 (9.17%) Test Engineer
6 10 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
7 9 (7.50%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.83%) Java Scala Developer
8 7 (5.83%) JIRA Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Scala Developer
9 6 (5.00%) AIX Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Architect
9 6 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) Administrator
11 4 (3.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.00%) Software Packaging
2 13 (10.83%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (8.33%) JSON
3 10 (8.33%) REST
4 8 (6.67%) HTML
4 8 (6.67%) Node.js
5 7 (5.83%) Play Framework
6 6 (5.00%) Middleware
7 5 (4.17%) .NET
7 5 (4.17%) AngularJS
7 5 (4.17%) CSS
7 5 (4.17%) HTML5
7 5 (4.17%) XML
8 4 (3.33%) SOAP
8 4 (3.33%) XSD
9 3 (2.50%) jQuery
9 3 (2.50%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (2.50%) React
10 2 (1.67%) Browserify
10 2 (1.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 8 (6.67%) Clustering
4 6 (5.00%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.17%) DataPower
6 4 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 82 (68.33%) Linux
2 49 (40.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 38 (31.67%) Unix
4 35 (29.17%) Windows
5 17 (14.17%) AIX
6 14 (11.67%) Windows XP
7 9 (7.50%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.83%) Debian
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.83%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (20.00%) Microservices
4 23 (19.17%) Mentoring
4 23 (19.17%) Open Source
5 22 (18.33%) Configuration Management
5 22 (18.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 19 (15.83%) Scrum
7 17 (14.17%) ITIL
7 17 (14.17%) OO
8 16 (13.33%) Coaching
9 15 (12.50%) SFIA
10 14 (11.67%) Software Engineering
11 13 (10.83%) BDD
11 13 (10.83%) Test Automation
12 12 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 12 (10.00%) Service Management
12 12 (10.00%) Test Management
12 12 (10.00%) Web Operations
13 11 (9.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.17%) Java
1 29 (24.17%) SQL
2 26 (21.67%) Perl
3 20 (16.67%) Python
4 17 (14.17%) Scala
5 16 (13.33%) PL/SQL
6 13 (10.83%) JavaScript
6 13 (10.83%) Korn
6 13 (10.83%) Shell Script
7 11 (9.17%) Bash Shell
8 8 (6.67%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.17%) C#
10 4 (3.33%) Ruby
11 3 (2.50%) Groovy
12 2 (1.67%) C
12 2 (1.67%) C++
12 2 (1.67%) XPath
12 2 (1.67%) XQuery
13 1 (0.83%) PHP
13 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.33%) Degree
4 4 (3.33%) ISEB
5 2 (1.67%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.67%) CAPM
5 2 (1.67%) CCDP
5 2 (1.67%) CCIE
5 2 (1.67%) CCNP
5 2 (1.67%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.67%) CISM
5 2 (1.67%) CISSP
5 2 (1.67%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.67%) PMP
5 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.67%) QA
1 8 (6.67%) WCAG
2 2 (1.67%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (16.67%) Docker
2 14 (11.67%) Active Directory
3 11 (9.17%) NFS
4 7 (5.83%) Xen
5 4 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.83%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 55 (45.83%) Puppet
2 31 (25.83%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (19.17%) Ansible
4 8 (6.67%) Nessus
5 7 (5.83%) Terraform
6 5 (4.17%) Forum Sentry
6 5 (4.17%) Nagios
6 5 (4.17%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.67%) Dollar Universe
7 2 (1.67%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.67%) Packer
8 1 (0.83%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 39 (32.50%) Red Hat
2 37 (30.83%) Oracle
3 22 (18.33%) HP
4 18 (15.00%) IBM
5 13 (10.83%) Axway
5 13 (10.83%) Informatica
5 13 (10.83%) Siebel
6 11 (9.17%) Microsoft
7 5 (4.17%) Sun
8 4 (3.33%) Cisco
9 3 (2.50%) OpenText
9 3 (2.50%) Rackspace
9 3 (2.50%) SaltStack
9 3 (2.50%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.67%) Capita
10 2 (1.67%) Dell
10 2 (1.67%) New Relic
10 2 (1.67%) Splunk
11 1 (0.83%) Google
11 1 (0.83%) VMware