Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 20 76
Rank change year-on-year +14 +56 -15
Contract jobs citing DevOps 182 94 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 16.99% 9.67% 3.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.70% 10.79% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 82 47
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £475 £418 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.77% -12.11% +34.75%
10th Percentile £323 £285 £285
90th Percentile £653 £536 £540
North East median daily rate £475 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £26.58
North East median hourly rate - - £26.58

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 924 871 1,835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.27% 89.61% 88.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 589 1,245
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +16.15% -9.48%
10th Percentile £260 £265 £225
90th Percentile £588 £538 £525
North East median daily rate £390 £375 £330
% change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% -7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 77
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £22.00 £33.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.83% +18.75% +107.41%
10th Percentile £9.51 £10.99 £14.60
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.00 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £15.18 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -49.40% +7.14% +86.67%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +11 173 £475 +13.77% 19
Gateshead - 8 £550 - 1
Sunderland - 1 £350 -
DevOps
North East

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 104 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (55.49%) Puppet
2 101 (55.49%) Linux
3 99 (54.40%) Ansible
4 82 (45.05%) Amazon AWS
5 73 (40.11%) Jenkins
6 68 (37.36%) Configuration Management
7 63 (34.62%) Java
8 62 (34.07%) Microsoft Azure
8 62 (34.07%) Terraform
9 60 (32.97%) Open Source
10 57 (31.32%) Docker
11 52 (28.57%) Bash Shell
12 47 (25.82%) Opscode Chef
13 45 (24.73%) Windows
14 44 (24.18%) BDD
15 43 (23.63%) Test Automation
16 42 (23.08%) Perl
16 42 (23.08%) Python
17 39 (21.43%) Data Centre
18 38 (20.88%) High Availability
19 37 (20.33%) Elastic Stack
19 37 (20.33%) Continuous Integration
20 36 (19.78%) Nagios
21 35 (19.23%) Ruby
22 33 (18.13%) Splunk
22 33 (18.13%) New Relic
23 32 (17.58%) Datadog
23 32 (17.58%) Packer
23 32 (17.58%) PowerShell

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 16 (8.79%) WebSphere
2 15 (8.24%) Confluence
3 13 (7.14%) WebLogic
4 12 (6.59%) OpenStack
4 12 (6.59%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (6.04%) JBoss
6 7 (3.85%) Apache
6 7 (3.85%) FileNet
7 6 (3.30%) nginx
7 6 (3.30%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (2.75%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.20%) IIS
9 4 (2.20%) Jetty
9 4 (2.20%) Mongrel
9 4 (2.20%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.10%) CMS
12 1 (0.55%) Documentum
12 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 11 (6.04%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 82 (45.05%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (34.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (17.58%) Datadog
4 11 (6.04%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (5.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (4.40%) PaaS
7 7 (3.85%) Amazon S3
8 5 (2.75%) SaaS
9 4 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (2.20%) Google App Engine
9 4 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (2.20%) IaaS
9 4 (2.20%) Slack
10 3 (1.65%) BrowserStack
11 2 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.10%) Serverless
12 1 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.55%) DigitalOcean
12 1 (0.55%) GitHub
12 1 (0.55%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.04%) SSL
2 8 (4.40%) Network Security
3 6 (3.30%) DHCP
3 6 (3.30%) DNS
3 6 (3.30%) HTTP
3 6 (3.30%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (3.30%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.20%) FTP
4 4 (2.20%) InfiniBand
4 4 (2.20%) IPsec
5 2 (1.10%) Firewall
5 2 (1.10%) SNMP
5 2 (1.10%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.10%) VPN
6 1 (0.55%) Internet
6 1 (0.55%) OSPF
6 1 (0.55%) PBX
6 1 (0.55%) PSTN
6 1 (0.55%) SMS
6 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.74%) Amazon Redshift
2 16 (8.79%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (5.49%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.20%) MySQL
5 3 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.55%) Big Data
7 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.55%) DataStage
7 1 (0.55%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 73 (40.11%) Jenkins
2 32 (17.58%) TeamCity
3 31 (17.03%) Git (software)
4 20 (10.99%) JIRA
5 17 (9.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (8.24%) Selenium
7 10 (5.49%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.30%) GitLab
8 6 (3.30%) Maven
9 4 (2.20%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.20%) Subversion
9 4 (2.20%) Travis CI
9 4 (2.20%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.65%) Burp Suite
10 3 (1.65%) FindBugs
10 3 (1.65%) HP UFT
10 3 (1.65%) JMeter
10 3 (1.65%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.10%) JUnit
11 2 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (3.85%) Finance
2 4 (2.20%) Banking
3 3 (1.65%) Legal
4 2 (1.10%) Marketing
4 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.55%) Electronics
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 104 (57.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (15.93%) AWS DevOps
3 23 (12.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 23 (12.64%) AWS Engineer
4 14 (7.69%) Architect
5 11 (6.04%) Cloud Engineer
5 11 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (5.49%) Developer
7 9 (4.95%) Lead DevOps
8 8 (4.40%) Consultant
9 7 (3.85%) DevOps Consultant
10 6 (3.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.30%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (3.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 6 (3.30%) Project Leader
10 6 (3.30%) Senior DevOps
10 6 (3.30%) Test Leader
11 5 (2.75%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 5 (2.75%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (2.75%) Test Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.33%) Elastic Stack
2 19 (10.44%) Software Packaging
3 12 (6.59%) REST
4 11 (6.04%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (3.85%) Node.js
6 6 (3.30%) LDAP
6 6 (3.30%) Web Services
7 5 (2.75%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.75%) JSON
7 5 (2.75%) Spring
8 4 (2.20%) .NET
8 4 (2.20%) J2EE
8 4 (2.20%) OpenMP
8 4 (2.20%) RESTful
8 4 (2.20%) Servlets
8 4 (2.20%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.20%) XML
9 3 (1.65%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (1.65%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.10%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 39 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 23 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.69%) Private Cloud
4 12 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.40%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.30%) DataPower
7 4 (2.20%) Grid Computing
8 3 (1.65%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.55%) Blog
10 1 (0.55%) CESG
10 1 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.55%) Social Media
10 1 (0.55%) User Experience
10 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 101 (55.49%) Linux
2 45 (24.73%) Windows
3 25 (13.74%) Unix
4 24 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (6.04%) AIX
6 4 (2.20%) CentOS
6 4 (2.20%) SUSE
6 4 (2.20%) VMS
7 3 (1.65%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (37.36%) Configuration Management
3 60 (32.97%) Open Source
4 44 (24.18%) BDD
5 43 (23.63%) Test Automation
6 38 (20.88%) High Availability
7 37 (20.33%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (15.93%) Deployment Automation
8 29 (15.93%) Mentoring
8 29 (15.93%) Scrum
9 24 (13.19%) Continuous Delivery
10 23 (12.64%) Coaching
10 23 (12.64%) Technical Architecture
11 20 (10.99%) ITIL
12 19 (10.44%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (9.89%) Kanban
14 15 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (8.24%) TDD
15 13 (7.14%) Performance Management
16 12 (6.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (34.62%) Java
2 52 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 42 (23.08%) Perl
3 42 (23.08%) Python
4 35 (19.23%) Ruby
5 32 (17.58%) PowerShell
6 30 (16.48%) C
6 30 (16.48%) C++
7 9 (4.95%) SQL
8 8 (4.40%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.20%) PHP
10 3 (1.65%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.10%) Groovy
11 2 (1.10%) Java 8
12 1 (0.55%) C#
12 1 (0.55%) Jython
Qualifications
1 28 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 24 (13.19%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.69%) Degree
4 3 (1.65%) CISSP
4 3 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.65%) OCP
4 3 (1.65%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.10%) CCDP
5 2 (1.10%) CCIE
5 2 (1.10%) CCNP
5 2 (1.10%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.10%) CISM
5 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.55%) CITP
6 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.55%) MBCS
6 1 (0.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.30%) QA
2 3 (1.65%) WCAG
3 1 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (31.32%) Docker
2 7 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.75%) Xen
4 4 (2.20%) GPFS
5 3 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.55%) Firmware
6 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.55%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 101 (55.49%) Puppet
2 99 (54.40%) Ansible
3 62 (34.07%) Terraform
4 47 (25.82%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (19.78%) Nagios
6 32 (17.58%) Packer
7 30 (16.48%) Kubernetes
8 6 (3.30%) Forum Sentry
9 3 (1.65%) Data Guard
9 3 (1.65%) Kibana
9 3 (1.65%) logstash
9 3 (1.65%) Nessus
9 3 (1.65%) OpenNMS
9 3 (1.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (1.10%) Consul
10 2 (1.10%) Dollar Universe
11 1 (0.55%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (18.13%) New Relic
1 33 (18.13%) Splunk
2 21 (11.54%) Red Hat
3 18 (9.89%) Oracle
4 12 (6.59%) IBM
5 11 (6.04%) Axway
5 11 (6.04%) Informatica
5 11 (6.04%) Siebel
6 10 (5.49%) HP
7 8 (4.40%) VMware
8 7 (3.85%) Microsoft
9 6 (3.30%) Sun
10 5 (2.75%) Google
11 4 (2.20%) Dynatrace
11 4 (2.20%) NetApp
11 4 (2.20%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.10%) Cisco
12 2 (1.10%) OpenText
12 2 (1.10%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.55%) Citrix