Period
to 24 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 8 9
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 +50
Contract jobs citing DevOps 171 142 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 16.55% 14.24% 14.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.41% 16.03% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 124 174
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £500 £500 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +31.15% -4.69%
10th Percentile £363 £323 £285
90th Percentile £666 £665 £537
North East median daily rate £500 £500 £400
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

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 881 886 1,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.29% 88.87% 90.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 643 830
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £285 £256 £275
90th Percentile £575 £588 £536
North East median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 48
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £19.50 £17.10 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.04% -37.25% +39.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.13 £12.76
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.75 £43.00
North East median hourly rate £17.37 £19.50 £26.58
% change year-on-year -10.92% -26.62% +36.28%

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 April 2019.

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 April 2019. 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 +7 147 £500 - 21
Gateshead - 21 £413 -
Tyneside - 1 £575 -
DevOps
North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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 71 (41.52%) Jenkins
1 71 (41.52%) Amazon AWS
1 71 (41.52%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (36.26%) Docker
3 59 (34.50%) Ansible
3 59 (34.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 54 (31.58%) Puppet
5 53 (30.99%) Kubernetes
6 52 (30.41%) JIRA
6 52 (30.41%) Scrum
7 51 (29.82%) Linux
8 49 (28.65%) Git (software)
9 48 (28.07%) Python
10 47 (27.49%) Terraform
11 37 (21.64%) GitLab
12 36 (21.05%) Confluence
13 34 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (19.30%) Configuration Management
15 32 (18.71%) Java
16 31 (18.13%) Test Automation
16 31 (18.13%) Bash Shell
17 29 (16.96%) SQL
18 27 (15.79%) Microservices
18 27 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 26 (15.20%) JavaScript
20 25 (14.62%) Kanban
20 25 (14.62%) Open Source
21 24 (14.04%) Software Engineering
22 23 (13.45%) Maven
22 23 (13.45%) Perl

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 36 (21.05%) Confluence
2 8 (4.68%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.92%) Documentum
3 5 (2.92%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.75%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.17%) Apache
6 2 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.17%) JBoss
6 2 (1.17%) nginx
6 2 (1.17%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.17%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (41.52%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (34.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (9.36%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (7.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (6.43%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (5.85%) OpenShift
7 9 (5.26%) Amazon S3
7 9 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (5.26%) PaaS
8 8 (4.68%) GitHub
9 7 (4.09%) iPaaS
9 7 (4.09%) Slack
10 5 (2.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (2.92%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (2.92%) Route 53
10 5 (2.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (2.34%) IaaS
11 4 (2.34%) Serverless
12 3 (1.75%) Datadog
12 3 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.19%) HTTP
2 8 (4.68%) Firewall
2 8 (4.68%) Network Security
3 5 (2.92%) VLAN
4 3 (1.75%) DNS
4 3 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.17%) SSL
6 1 (0.58%) Internet
6 1 (0.58%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.87%) MongoDB
2 14 (8.19%) MySQL
3 13 (7.60%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (5.26%) Cosmos DB
4 9 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.09%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.92%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.34%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.34%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.75%) DB2
8 3 (1.75%) HSQLDB
8 3 (1.75%) Redis
9 2 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.17%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 71 (41.52%) Jenkins
2 52 (30.41%) JIRA
3 49 (28.65%) Git (software)
4 37 (21.64%) GitLab
5 23 (13.45%) Maven
6 19 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 18 (10.53%) Selenium
8 17 (9.94%) SonarQube
9 14 (8.19%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (7.60%) Visual Studio Team System
11 12 (7.02%) JUnit
12 6 (3.51%) JMeter
13 5 (2.92%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (2.92%) Subversion
13 5 (2.92%) TestNG
14 4 (2.34%) Artifactory
14 4 (2.34%) git-flow
14 4 (2.34%) SoapUI
14 4 (2.34%) Visual Studio
15 3 (1.75%) Bitbucket
General
1 2 (1.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 91 (53.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 33 (19.30%) AWS DevOps
3 28 (16.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 28 (16.37%) AWS Engineer
4 26 (15.20%) Developer
5 16 (9.36%) Release Engineer
6 15 (8.77%) Release Train Engineer
7 13 (7.60%) Azure DevOps
8 11 (6.43%) Java Developer
9 10 (5.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 9 (5.26%) Architect
10 9 (5.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 9 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
10 9 (5.26%) Consultant
11 8 (4.68%) JIRA Engineer
11 8 (4.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.68%) Linux Engineer
12 7 (4.09%) Delivery Manager
12 7 (4.09%) DevOps Consultant
13 6 (3.51%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.36%) Web Services
2 15 (8.77%) Elastic Stack
2 15 (8.77%) Node.js
3 11 (6.43%) AngularJS
3 11 (6.43%) HTML
4 10 (5.85%) REST
5 9 (5.26%) Hibernate
6 8 (4.68%) Spring
6 8 (4.68%) YAML
7 7 (4.09%) CSS
8 6 (3.51%) HTML5
8 6 (3.51%) J2EE
8 6 (3.51%) jQuery
8 6 (3.51%) JSP
8 6 (3.51%) Play Framework
9 5 (2.92%) React
9 5 (2.92%) SOAP
9 5 (2.92%) XML
10 4 (2.34%) hapi
10 4 (2.34%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.02%) Private Cloud
2 9 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 8 (4.68%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (4.68%) User Experience
4 6 (3.51%) Cloud Native
4 6 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.17%) NHS
6 2 (1.17%) Replication
7 1 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 51 (29.82%) Linux
2 27 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (8.77%) CentOS
4 14 (8.19%) Windows
5 8 (4.68%) Unix
6 4 (2.34%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.75%) Solaris
8 2 (1.17%) Debian
8 2 (1.17%) Fedora
8 2 (1.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (41.52%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (30.41%) Scrum
3 34 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (19.30%) Configuration Management
5 31 (18.13%) Test Automation
6 27 (15.79%) Microservices
7 25 (14.62%) Kanban
7 25 (14.62%) Open Source
8 24 (14.04%) Software Engineering
9 16 (9.36%) Deployment Automation
9 16 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (8.77%) Release Train
11 14 (8.19%) ITIL
11 14 (8.19%) Performance Monitoring
12 13 (7.60%) Change Management
13 12 (7.02%) BDD
13 12 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (7.02%) TDD
14 11 (6.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.07%) Python
2 32 (18.71%) Java
3 31 (18.13%) Bash Shell
4 29 (16.96%) SQL
5 26 (15.20%) JavaScript
6 23 (13.45%) Perl
7 18 (10.53%) Ruby
8 11 (6.43%) Scala
9 9 (5.26%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.51%) C#
10 6 (3.51%) PHP
11 3 (1.75%) C++
11 3 (1.75%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.17%) C
12 2 (1.17%) Groovy
12 2 (1.17%) Haskell
13 1 (0.58%) Java 8
13 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 18 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (1.75%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.17%) MCSE
4 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.85%) QA
2 3 (1.75%) GDPR
2 3 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.17%) WCAG
4 1 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 62 (36.26%) Docker
2 11 (6.43%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.92%) Gluster
5 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (34.50%) Ansible
2 54 (31.58%) Puppet
3 53 (30.99%) Kubernetes
4 47 (27.49%) Terraform
5 23 (13.45%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (5.85%) Grafana
6 10 (5.85%) Nagios
7 8 (4.68%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (4.68%) Packer
7 8 (4.68%) ZABBIX
8 6 (3.51%) Prometheus
9 5 (2.92%) CloudForms
9 5 (2.92%) HAProxy
9 5 (2.92%) Rancher
10 2 (1.17%) Istio
10 2 (1.17%) Kibana
11 1 (0.58%) Consul
11 1 (0.58%) logstash
11 1 (0.58%) Nessus
11 1 (0.58%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 21 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.94%) Oracle
3 8 (4.68%) Pega
3 8 (4.68%) Riverbed
4 7 (4.09%) Google
4 7 (4.09%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.92%) Black Duck
6 3 (1.75%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.75%) Dynatrace
6 3 (1.75%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.17%) Adobe
7 2 (1.17%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.17%) webMethods
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco
8 1 (0.58%) New Relic
8 1 (0.58%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.58%) Splunk