The first table below looks at the demand for Continuous Integration skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Integration over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continuous Integration
Rank 49 56 49
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Continuous Integration 16 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.01% 1.45% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 1.94% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 7
Average daily rate
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£480 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £375 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+129.03% -1.58%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
572 567 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 71.95% 74.51% 63.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 239 305
Average daily rate £390 £343 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.86% -4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 27
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £37.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.40 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Continuous Integration
North West

Continuous Integration
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Integration across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Integration Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Continuous Integration
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Integration across the Cheshire region.

Continuous Integration Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Continuous Integration
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Integration across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Continuous Integration Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Continuous Integration
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Integration across the Cheshire region.

Continuous Integration Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Continuous Integration
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Integration within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -4 13 £490 +36.11% 4
Chester +9 2 - - 1
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 2
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 9
Continuous Integration
North West

Continuous Integration
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Continuous Integration also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Integration.

1 36 (52.94%) Open Source
2 32 (47.06%) Puppet
3 31 (45.59%) Java
3 31 (45.59%) Jenkins
4 30 (44.12%) DevOps
5 29 (42.65%) Amazon ELB
5 29 (42.65%) Vagrant
5 29 (42.65%) Route 53
5 29 (42.65%) Hudson
5 29 (42.65%) Amazon EC2
5 29 (42.65%) Amazon S3
5 29 (42.65%) Amazon AWS
6 28 (41.18%) CentOS
6 28 (41.18%) TDD
6 28 (41.18%) Maven
6 28 (41.18%) Red Hat
6 28 (41.18%) Configuration Management
7 26 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (38.24%) RightScale
8 25 (36.76%) Firewall
8 25 (36.76%) JavaScript
9 24 (35.29%) SQL
9 24 (35.29%) Linux
10 23 (33.82%) DHCP
10 23 (33.82%) DNS
10 23 (33.82%) JSON
11 21 (30.88%) C#
12 20 (29.41%) QA
13 18 (26.47%) HTML
13 18 (26.47%) CSS

Continuous Integration
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Continuous Integration also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Integration. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.24%) Apache
2 7 (10.29%) Tomcat
2 7 (10.29%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.29%) Jetty
2 7 (10.29%) nginx
2 7 (10.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 29 (42.65%) Amazon EC2
1 29 (42.65%) Amazon S3
1 29 (42.65%) Amazon AWS
1 29 (42.65%) Route 53
1 29 (42.65%) Amazon ELB
2 17 (25.00%) SaaS
2 17 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) Firewall
2 23 (33.82%) DNS
2 23 (33.82%) DHCP
3 14 (20.59%) HTTP
4 6 (8.82%) Network Security
5 3 (4.41%) SSL
5 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.94%) SMTP
6 2 (2.94%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) NoSQL
2 7 (10.29%) Big Data
2 7 (10.29%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.94%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.94%) CouchDB
4 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 31 (45.59%) Jenkins
2 29 (42.65%) Hudson
3 28 (41.18%) Maven
4 9 (13.24%) Visual Studio
4 9 (13.24%) Cucumber
5 7 (10.29%) JUnit
6 2 (2.94%) Subversion
6 2 (2.94%) Selenium
7 1 (1.47%) Gradle
7 1 (1.47%) Ant
Job Titles
1 34 (50.00%) Developer
2 19 (27.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (14.71%) Java Developer
4 5 (7.35%) .NET Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Web Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 4 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.94%) Agile C# Developer
8 1 (1.47%) Middleware Developer
8 1 (1.47%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (1.47%) Architect
8 1 (1.47%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.47%) C++ Developer
8 1 (1.47%) Lead Developer
8 1 (1.47%) Administrator
8 1 (1.47%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (1.47%) Team Leader
8 1 (1.47%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (33.82%) JSON
2 18 (26.47%) HTML
2 18 (26.47%) CSS
3 17 (25.00%) RESTful
4 14 (20.59%) CSS3
4 14 (20.59%) Web Services
4 14 (20.59%) Ajax
5 12 (17.65%) .NET
5 12 (17.65%) HTML5
6 8 (11.76%) LINQ
6 8 (11.76%) NHibernate
7 7 (10.29%) XML
7 7 (10.29%) Servlets
8 6 (8.82%) Spring
9 4 (5.88%) REST
9 4 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (5.88%) DOM
9 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET
9 4 (5.88%) JDBC
10 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (52.94%) Open Source
2 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.47%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.18%) CentOS
2 24 (35.29%) Linux
3 3 (4.41%) UNIX
4 2 (2.94%) Windows
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.12%) DevOps
2 28 (41.18%) Configuration Management
2 28 (41.18%) TDD
3 26 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (22.06%) Scrum
5 14 (20.59%) BDD
6 12 (17.65%) Refactoring
6 12 (17.65%) MVC
6 12 (17.65%) Pair Programming
7 10 (14.71%) User Stories
8 9 (13.24%) Unit Testing
9 7 (10.29%) JVM Tuning
9 7 (10.29%) Performance Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Test Automation
11 5 (7.35%) Load Balancing
12 4 (5.88%) Web Development
12 4 (5.88%) Kanban
12 4 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
12 4 (5.88%) Software Engineering
12 4 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (45.59%) Java
2 25 (36.76%) JavaScript
3 24 (35.29%) SQL
4 21 (30.88%) C#
5 17 (25.00%) Ruby
6 12 (17.65%) C++
7 11 (16.18%) PHP
8 9 (13.24%) Python
9 8 (11.76%) T-SQL
9 8 (11.76%) Scala
10 4 (5.88%) XPath
11 2 (2.94%) C
12 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (29.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.94%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 32 (47.06%) Puppet
2 29 (42.65%) Vagrant
3 3 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (41.18%) Red Hat
2 26 (38.24%) RightScale
3 2 (2.94%) Vertica
4 1 (1.47%) JBoss