The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Integration skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Integration over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continuous Integration
Rank 87 83 118
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +35
Contract jobs citing Continuous Integration 53 48 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 1.65% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.29% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £343 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.78% -7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +247.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+75.30% +88.37%
Continuous Integration
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2323 2098 2161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.73% 72.07% 65.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1038 1150
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 113 95
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £22.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.92 £50.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Continuous Integration
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Continuous Integration Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Continuous Integration
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Continuous Integration Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Continuous Integration
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Integration across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Continuous Integration Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Continuous Integration
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Continuous Integration Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Continuous Integration
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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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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
Cheshire 0 21 £400 +23.07% 24
Manchester -11 20 £325 -5.10% 16
Lancashire -13 10 £506 +58.20%
Merseyside - - - - 1
Continuous Integration
England

Continuous Integration
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 46 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (45.45%) TDD
3 38 (43.18%) Java
4 34 (38.64%) C#
4 34 (38.64%) Open Source
5 33 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 30 (34.09%) Linux
7 29 (32.95%) Puppet
8 26 (29.55%) DevOps
8 26 (29.55%) Configuration Management
9 25 (28.41%) JavaScript
10 24 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
11 23 (26.14%) BDD
11 23 (26.14%) Unit Testing
12 22 (25.00%) Python
12 22 (25.00%) Vagrant
13 21 (23.86%) Red Hat
13 21 (23.86%) .NET
14 20 (22.73%) SQL
15 19 (21.59%) HTML
15 19 (21.59%) Ruby
15 19 (21.59%) MVC
15 19 (21.59%) Amazon ELB
15 19 (21.59%) Route 53
15 19 (21.59%) Amazon AWS
15 19 (21.59%) Amazon S3
15 19 (21.59%) CentOS
16 18 (20.45%) RightScale
16 18 (20.45%) Hudson
16 18 (20.45%) PHP

Continuous Integration
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 14 (15.91%) IIS
2 12 (13.64%) Apache
3 10 (11.36%) nginx
3 10 (11.36%) Jetty
3 10 (11.36%) Tomcat
3 10 (11.36%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.41%) Umbraco
4 3 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.41%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.41%) CMS
5 2 (2.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 24 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
2 19 (21.59%) Amazon ELB
2 19 (21.59%) Route 53
2 19 (21.59%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (21.59%) Amazon S3
3 16 (18.18%) PaaS
4 15 (17.05%) SaaS
5 5 (5.68%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (5.68%) Google App Engine
6 2 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.45%) DHCP
1 18 (20.45%) DNS
2 16 (18.18%) HTTP
3 13 (14.77%) Firewall
4 9 (10.23%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.95%) SSL
6 5 (5.68%) IPsec
6 5 (5.68%) FTP
7 3 (3.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 7 (7.95%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.68%) Big Data
4 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.41%) CouchDB
5 3 (3.41%) Couchbase
5 3 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.14%) RavenDB
6 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.14%) MySQL
6 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 18 (20.45%) Hudson
3 16 (18.18%) Maven
4 14 (15.91%) Git (software)
5 8 (9.09%) NUnit
6 6 (6.82%) TeamCity
7 4 (4.55%) JUnit
8 3 (3.41%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.41%) Ant
9 2 (2.27%) Subversion
9 2 (2.27%) JIRA
9 2 (2.27%) Selenium
9 2 (2.27%) MSTest
10 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.14%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.14%) Canoo WebTest
10 1 (1.14%) HtmlUnit
10 1 (1.14%) RSpec
10 1 (1.14%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (7.95%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.14%) Retail
3 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (52.27%) Developer
2 17 (19.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (10.23%) Senior Developer
4 8 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 5 (5.68%) Python Developer
5 5 (5.68%) C# Developer
5 5 (5.68%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Django Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Python/Django Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Umbraco Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.27%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.27%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.27%) Senior Python Developer
8 2 (2.27%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (2.27%) Middleware Developer
8 2 (2.27%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (2.27%) Agile C# Developer
9 1 (1.14%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.86%) .NET
2 19 (21.59%) HTML
3 17 (19.32%) CSS
4 16 (18.18%) RESTful
5 15 (17.05%) Web Services
5 15 (17.05%) JSON
6 10 (11.36%) Servlets
6 10 (11.36%) Ajax
7 8 (9.09%) Django
7 8 (9.09%) HTML5
8 7 (7.95%) Spring
8 7 (7.95%) J2EE
9 6 (6.82%) XML
9 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET
9 6 (6.82%) .NET Framework
9 6 (6.82%) jQuery
9 6 (6.82%) Qt
9 6 (6.82%) PyQt
9 6 (6.82%) CSS3
10 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (38.64%) Open Source
2 14 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.14%) W3C
3 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.09%) Linux
2 19 (21.59%) CentOS
3 3 (3.41%) UNIX
4 2 (2.27%) Windows
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (45.45%) TDD
3 26 (29.55%) DevOps
3 26 (29.55%) Configuration Management
4 23 (26.14%) BDD
4 23 (26.14%) Unit Testing
5 19 (21.59%) MVC
6 12 (13.64%) Scrum
6 12 (13.64%) Mentoring
7 7 (7.95%) Refactoring
7 7 (7.95%) Automated Testing
8 5 (5.68%) ATDD
8 5 (5.68%) Pair Programming
8 5 (5.68%) OO
9 4 (4.55%) SOA
9 4 (4.55%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.55%) User Stories
9 4 (4.55%) Test Automation
10 3 (3.41%) Performance Testing
10 3 (3.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 38 (43.18%) Java
2 34 (38.64%) C#
3 25 (28.41%) JavaScript
4 22 (25.00%) Python
5 20 (22.73%) SQL
6 19 (21.59%) Ruby
7 18 (20.45%) PHP
8 14 (15.91%) C++
9 12 (13.64%) Scala
10 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
11 4 (4.55%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.14%) VB6
12 1 (1.14%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.14%) VB
12 1 (1.14%) Perl
12 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.32%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (5.68%) Xen
2 2 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 29 (32.95%) Puppet
2 22 (25.00%) Vagrant
3 4 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (23.86%) Red Hat
2 18 (20.45%) RightScale
3 9 (10.23%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.68%) Google
4 5 (5.68%) VMware
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle
5 2 (2.27%) JBoss
6 1 (1.14%) Canoo
6 1 (1.14%) hybris
6 1 (1.14%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.14%) Sybase
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