Period
to 24 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 22 59
Rank change year-on-year +19 +37 +12
Contract jobs citing DevOps 190 69 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 20.86% 7.83% 5.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.66% 8.98% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 68 105
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £450 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £325 £263 £308
90th Percentile £600 £638 £586
North East median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
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 803 768 2,297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 88.14% 87.17% 89.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 529 1,583
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +13.64% -17.50%
10th Percentile £262 £256 £225
90th Percentile £600 £550 £500
North East median daily rate £400 £365 £330
% change year-on-year +9.59% +10.61% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 36 113
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.50 £29.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.26% +4.46% +86.67%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.31 £14.60
90th Percentile £37.63 £47.67 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £13.25 £26.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -49.52% -6.25% +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 24 September 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 September 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 +16 172 £450 - 19
Gateshead - 18 £550 -
DevOps
North East

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 117 (61.58%) Linux
2 115 (60.53%) Ansible
3 106 (55.79%) Puppet
4 90 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (46.84%) Jenkins
6 86 (45.26%) Docker
7 85 (44.74%) Amazon AWS
8 77 (40.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 74 (38.95%) Configuration Management
10 71 (37.37%) Terraform
11 69 (36.32%) Open Source
12 65 (34.21%) Java
13 61 (32.11%) Bash Shell
14 58 (30.53%) Python
15 50 (26.32%) Windows
16 48 (25.26%) Opscode Chef
17 44 (23.16%) Elastic Stack
18 42 (22.11%) High Availability
18 42 (22.11%) Test Automation
19 41 (21.58%) Perl
19 41 (21.58%) Kubernetes
19 41 (21.58%) Data Centre
20 40 (21.05%) C++
20 40 (21.05%) BDD
20 40 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
21 38 (20.00%) Splunk
22 37 (19.47%) PowerShell
22 37 (19.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 37 (19.47%) Nagios
23 36 (18.95%) Git (software)

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 10 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.68%) JBoss
3 6 (3.16%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.63%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.11%) Apache
5 4 (2.11%) Confluence
5 4 (2.11%) nginx
6 2 (1.05%) FileNet
6 2 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.53%) CMS
7 1 (0.53%) IIS
7 1 (0.53%) Jetty
7 1 (0.53%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 5 (2.63%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 85 (44.74%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (40.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (17.89%) Datadog
4 14 (7.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (6.32%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (5.79%) Amazon S3
7 10 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (4.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (3.16%) PaaS
10 5 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.58%) IaaS
11 3 (1.58%) SaaS
11 3 (1.58%) Slack
12 2 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (1.05%) BrowserStack
12 2 (1.05%) GitHub
12 2 (1.05%) Serverless
13 1 (0.53%) DigitalOcean
13 1 (0.53%) Linode
13 1 (0.53%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.11%) HTTP
1 4 (2.11%) SSL
2 3 (1.58%) DHCP
2 3 (1.58%) DNS
2 3 (1.58%) Firewall
2 3 (1.58%) Network Security
2 3 (1.58%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.05%) VPN
4 1 (0.53%) BGP
4 1 (0.53%) FTP
4 1 (0.53%) Internet
4 1 (0.53%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.53%) IPsec
4 1 (0.53%) OSPF
4 1 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.53%) SMS
4 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.21%) Amazon Redshift
2 12 (6.32%) MongoDB
2 12 (6.32%) NoSQL
3 10 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.68%) MySQL
5 6 (3.16%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.63%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.11%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.53%) Big Data
9 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.53%) DataStage
9 1 (0.53%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.53%) KDB
9 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 89 (46.84%) Jenkins
2 36 (18.95%) Git (software)
3 35 (18.42%) TeamCity
4 19 (10.00%) GitLab
5 15 (7.89%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (7.37%) Maven
7 13 (6.84%) JIRA
8 12 (6.32%) Selenium
9 9 (4.74%) Cucumber
10 7 (3.68%) JUnit
11 6 (3.16%) JMeter
11 6 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (3.16%) SonarQube
12 4 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (1.58%) Subversion
14 2 (1.05%) Artifactory
14 2 (1.05%) FindBugs
15 1 (0.53%) Gradle
15 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
15 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (4.21%) Finance
2 4 (2.11%) Legal
3 3 (1.58%) Marketing
3 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.05%) Electronics
4 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.05%) Retail
5 1 (0.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 129 (67.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (11.05%) AWS DevOps
3 20 (10.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 20 (10.53%) AWS Engineer
4 15 (7.89%) Architect
5 12 (6.32%) Developer
6 11 (5.79%) Senior DevOps
7 9 (4.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.74%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (4.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 9 (4.74%) Release Engineer
8 8 (4.21%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (3.68%) Open Source Architect
9 7 (3.68%) Open Source Developer
9 7 (3.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.16%) Junior
10 6 (3.16%) Junior DevOps
10 6 (3.16%) Junior DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.63%) Analyst
11 5 (2.63%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.16%) Elastic Stack
2 16 (8.42%) Spring Boot
3 15 (7.89%) RabbitMQ
3 15 (7.89%) Zuul
4 12 (6.32%) Node.js
4 12 (6.32%) REST
5 9 (4.74%) HTML
6 7 (3.68%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.63%) Software Packaging
7 5 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (2.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (1.58%) CSS
9 3 (1.58%) hapi
9 3 (1.58%) JSON
9 3 (1.58%) RESTful
9 3 (1.58%) Spring
9 3 (1.58%) Web Services
10 2 (1.05%) .NET
10 2 (1.05%) LDAP
10 2 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (21.58%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.84%) Private Cloud
3 10 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.63%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.58%) Clustering
6 3 (1.58%) User Experience
7 2 (1.05%) DataPower
7 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.53%) Blog
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.53%) NHS
8 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 117 (61.58%) Linux
2 50 (26.32%) Windows
3 37 (19.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (14.21%) Unix
5 22 (11.58%) CentOS
6 8 (4.21%) AIX
7 4 (2.11%) Debian
7 4 (2.11%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.58%) VMS
8 3 (1.58%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.05%) DC/OS
9 2 (1.05%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (38.95%) Configuration Management
3 69 (36.32%) Open Source
4 42 (22.11%) High Availability
4 42 (22.11%) Test Automation
5 40 (21.05%) BDD
5 40 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (14.21%) Continuous Delivery
6 27 (14.21%) Scrum
7 26 (13.68%) Technical Architecture
8 21 (11.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (8.95%) Continuous Deployment
9 17 (8.95%) ITIL
10 16 (8.42%) Deployment Automation
10 16 (8.42%) Mentoring
11 13 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (6.84%) Software Engineering
12 12 (6.32%) Coaching
13 11 (5.79%) TDD
14 10 (5.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 65 (34.21%) Java
2 61 (32.11%) Bash Shell
3 58 (30.53%) Python
4 41 (21.58%) Perl
5 40 (21.05%) C++
6 37 (19.47%) PowerShell
7 36 (18.95%) Ruby
8 33 (17.37%) C
9 20 (10.53%) JavaScript
10 11 (5.79%) SQL
11 9 (4.74%) C#
12 5 (2.63%) Shell Script
13 4 (2.11%) PHP
14 2 (1.05%) Java 8
15 1 (0.53%) Groovy
15 1 (0.53%) Jython
15 1 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 22 (11.58%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.37%) Degree
4 4 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.11%) OCP
4 4 (2.11%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.53%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.53%) CCDP
6 1 (0.53%) CCIE
6 1 (0.53%) CCNP
6 1 (0.53%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.53%) CISM
6 1 (0.53%) CISSP
6 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.74%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) PMO
2 1 (0.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 86 (45.26%) Docker
2 7 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.05%) Xen
6 1 (0.53%) Firmware
6 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.53%) vSphere
6 1 (0.53%) XenApp
6 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 115 (60.53%) Ansible
2 106 (55.79%) Puppet
3 71 (37.37%) Terraform
4 48 (25.26%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (21.58%) Kubernetes
6 37 (19.47%) Nagios
7 35 (18.42%) Packer
8 15 (7.89%) Consul
9 4 (2.11%) Data Guard
9 4 (2.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (1.05%) Forum Sentry
10 2 (1.05%) Grafana
10 2 (1.05%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.53%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.53%) Kibana
11 1 (0.53%) logstash
11 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.53%) Salt
11 1 (0.53%) vMotion
Vendors
1 38 (20.00%) Splunk
2 36 (18.95%) New Relic
3 19 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 14 (7.37%) Oracle
5 11 (5.79%) Google
6 8 (4.21%) Dynatrace
6 8 (4.21%) VMware
7 7 (3.68%) Informatica
8 6 (3.16%) HP
8 6 (3.16%) IBM
8 6 (3.16%) Microsoft
9 5 (2.63%) Axway
9 5 (2.63%) Siebel
10 2 (1.05%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.05%) Black Duck
10 2 (1.05%) SAP
10 2 (1.05%) Sun
11 1 (0.53%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.53%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.53%) SaltStack