Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 13 66
Rank change year-on-year +6 +53 -5
Contract jobs citing DevOps 133 247 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 13.39% 12.67% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.54% 14.33% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 228 30
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £511 £390 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.03% -21.73% +10.72%
10th Percentile £353 £285 £373
90th Percentile £665 £557 £629
North East median daily rate £500 £400 £497
% change year-on-year +25.00% -19.44% +10.33%
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 856 1,724 1,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.20% 88.46% 86.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 1,262 846
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £261 £273 £261
90th Percentile £575 £533 £561
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 46 34
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.50 £27.50 £19.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.27% +41.57% -10.89%
10th Percentile £8.76 £10.65 £11.88
90th Percentile £37.25 £41.50 £28.53
North East median hourly rate £17.30 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -23.11% +32.35% -22.05%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +5 132 £518 +32.82% 17
Sunderland - 1 £350 -
DevOps
North East

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 84 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (51.88%) Linux
3 57 (42.86%) Puppet
3 57 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 48 (36.09%) Git (software)
5 41 (30.83%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (28.57%) JIRA
6 38 (28.57%) Mentoring
7 37 (27.82%) Ansible
8 32 (24.06%) Continuous Delivery
9 31 (23.31%) Confluence
9 31 (23.31%) Configuration Management
10 30 (22.56%) Microservices
11 29 (21.80%) Coaching
11 29 (21.80%) Docker
11 29 (21.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (21.80%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (20.30%) Scrum
13 25 (18.80%) ITIL
13 25 (18.80%) Open Source
13 25 (18.80%) Terraform
14 24 (18.05%) Java
15 23 (17.29%) Red Hat
15 23 (17.29%) Bash Shell
15 23 (17.29%) Opscode Chef
16 22 (16.54%) Windows
17 21 (15.79%) Python
17 21 (15.79%) Service Management
17 21 (15.79%) Sonatype Nexus
18 20 (15.04%) SFIA

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 31 (23.31%) Confluence
2 10 (7.52%) WebLogic
3 9 (6.77%) JBoss
4 8 (6.02%) nginx
4 8 (6.02%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.26%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.26%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.50%) FileNet
7 2 (1.50%) IIS
7 2 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.75%) Apache
8 1 (0.75%) CMS
8 1 (0.75%) Documentum
8 1 (0.75%) Jetty
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.75%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.75%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 29 (21.80%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (15.04%) Slack
3 6 (4.51%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (3.76%) Heroku
4 5 (3.76%) PaaS
4 5 (3.76%) SaaS
5 4 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.01%) IaaS
6 3 (2.26%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.50%) Boomi
7 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.50%) Datadog
7 2 (1.50%) npm
7 2 (1.50%) Serverless
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.75%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.02%) HTTP
2 6 (4.51%) Firewall
2 6 (4.51%) SSL
3 5 (3.76%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.01%) InfiniBand
5 3 (2.26%) DNS
6 2 (1.50%) Network Security
6 2 (1.50%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (1.50%) SNMP
6 2 (1.50%) SSH
7 1 (0.75%) DHCP
7 1 (0.75%) DSL
7 1 (0.75%) FTP
7 1 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.75%) IPsec
7 1 (0.75%) PBX
7 1 (0.75%) PSTN
7 1 (0.75%) Skype
7 1 (0.75%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (3.76%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.26%) Big Data
4 3 (2.26%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.50%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.50%) MySQL
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 57 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 48 (36.09%) Git (software)
3 38 (28.57%) JIRA
4 21 (15.79%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (9.77%) JMeter
6 11 (8.27%) Burp Suite
6 11 (8.27%) HP UFT
6 11 (8.27%) LoadRunner
6 11 (8.27%) Subversion
7 9 (6.77%) Maven
8 7 (5.26%) SonarQube
9 6 (4.51%) Selenium
9 6 (4.51%) WebDriver
10 5 (3.76%) JIRA Agile
11 4 (3.01%) Cucumber
12 3 (2.26%) gulp
13 2 (1.50%) Artifactory
13 2 (1.50%) GitLab
13 2 (1.50%) Grunt
13 2 (1.50%) webpack
General
1 9 (6.77%) Finance
2 4 (3.01%) Banking
3 2 (1.50%) Marketing
4 1 (0.75%) Advertising
4 1 (0.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (42.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (13.53%) Lead DevOps
3 14 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 13 (9.77%) Senior Test Engineer
5 12 (9.02%) Consultant
5 12 (9.02%) DevOps Consultant
5 12 (9.02%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 12 (9.02%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (9.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 11 (8.27%) Developer
6 11 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (7.52%) Architect
8 8 (6.02%) AWS DevOps
8 8 (6.02%) JIRA Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (4.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (4.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.28%) REST
2 13 (9.77%) Software Packaging
3 9 (6.77%) JSON
3 9 (6.77%) Node.js
4 7 (5.26%) HTML
4 7 (5.26%) Middleware
4 7 (5.26%) Play Framework
5 6 (4.51%) .NET
5 6 (4.51%) AngularJS
6 5 (3.76%) HTML5
7 4 (3.01%) CSS
7 4 (3.01%) OpenMP
7 4 (3.01%) XML
8 3 (2.26%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (2.26%) LDAP
8 3 (2.26%) React
8 3 (2.26%) SOAP
8 3 (2.26%) XSD
9 2 (1.50%) Browserify
9 2 (1.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.52%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.26%) Clustering
4 6 (4.51%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.01%) Grid Computing
6 3 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.26%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.50%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.75%) CESG
8 1 (0.75%) DataPower
8 1 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.75%) Social Media
8 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (51.88%) Linux
2 29 (21.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (16.54%) Windows
4 14 (10.53%) Unix
5 4 (3.01%) AIX
5 4 (3.01%) SUSE
5 4 (3.01%) VMS
5 4 (3.01%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.01%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (30.83%) Continuous Integration
3 38 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 32 (24.06%) Continuous Delivery
5 31 (23.31%) Configuration Management
6 30 (22.56%) Microservices
7 29 (21.80%) Coaching
8 27 (20.30%) Scrum
9 25 (18.80%) ITIL
9 25 (18.80%) Open Source
10 21 (15.79%) Service Management
11 20 (15.04%) SFIA
12 19 (14.29%) BDD
13 17 (12.78%) Web Operations
14 15 (11.28%) Kanban
14 15 (11.28%) Test Management
15 14 (10.53%) SDLC
16 13 (9.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 13 (9.77%) TDD
17 12 (9.02%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.05%) Java
2 23 (17.29%) Bash Shell
3 21 (15.79%) Python
4 20 (15.04%) Perl
5 14 (10.53%) Scala
6 13 (9.77%) SQL
7 12 (9.02%) JavaScript
8 9 (6.77%) Shell Script
9 7 (5.26%) PL/SQL
10 6 (4.51%) Korn
11 5 (3.76%) C#
12 4 (3.01%) PowerShell
12 4 (3.01%) Ruby
13 2 (1.50%) C
13 2 (1.50%) C++
13 2 (1.50%) Groovy
13 2 (1.50%) XPath
13 2 (1.50%) XQuery
14 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (6.77%) Degree
2 8 (6.02%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.01%) ISEB
5 3 (2.26%) CISSP
6 2 (1.50%) CAPM
6 2 (1.50%) CCDP
6 2 (1.50%) CCIE
6 2 (1.50%) CCNP
6 2 (1.50%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.50%) CISM
6 2 (1.50%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.50%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.50%) PMP
6 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.75%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.75%) CITP
7 1 (0.75%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) WCAG
2 8 (6.02%) QA
3 2 (1.50%) SLA
4 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (21.80%) Docker
2 5 (3.76%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (3.76%) Xen
3 4 (3.01%) GPFS
4 3 (2.26%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.50%) NFS
6 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 57 (42.86%) Puppet
2 37 (27.82%) Ansible
3 25 (18.80%) Terraform
4 23 (17.29%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (8.27%) Nessus
6 6 (4.51%) Nagios
7 4 (3.01%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.50%) Kibana
8 2 (1.50%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.50%) logstash
8 2 (1.50%) OpenNMS
8 2 (1.50%) Packer
9 1 (0.75%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (0.75%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 23 (17.29%) Red Hat
2 17 (12.78%) Oracle
3 11 (8.27%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.51%) HP
5 4 (3.01%) Cisco
5 4 (3.01%) IBM
5 4 (3.01%) NetApp
5 4 (3.01%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.50%) Capita
6 2 (1.50%) Dell
6 2 (1.50%) New Relic
6 2 (1.50%) OpenText
6 2 (1.50%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.50%) Splunk
7 1 (0.75%) Axway
7 1 (0.75%) Google
7 1 (0.75%) Pega
7 1 (0.75%) Polycom
7 1 (0.75%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.75%) VMware