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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continuous Integration
Rank 97 85 117
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +32
Contract jobs citing Continuous Integration 40 47 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.26% 1.59% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.21% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 17
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£423 £343 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.35% -4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
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
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Manchester -12 16 £325 -6.13% 13
Lancashire -10 12 £500 +56.25%
Cheshire -3 10 £343 +5.38% 17
Merseyside - - - - 1
Continuous Integration
England

Continuous Integration
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 44 (54.32%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (44.44%) TDD
2 36 (44.44%) Open Source
3 35 (43.21%) Java
4 30 (37.04%) Linux
5 29 (35.80%) C#
6 28 (34.57%) Jenkins
7 26 (32.10%) Puppet
7 26 (32.10%) Configuration Management
8 24 (29.63%) Amazon EC2
8 24 (29.63%) DevOps
9 22 (27.16%) Python
9 22 (27.16%) JavaScript
9 22 (27.16%) Unit Testing
10 21 (25.93%) DHCP
10 21 (25.93%) DNS
11 20 (24.69%) BDD
11 20 (24.69%) Hudson
12 19 (23.46%) Amazon ELB
12 19 (23.46%) Route 53
12 19 (23.46%) Amazon AWS
12 19 (23.46%) Amazon S3
12 19 (23.46%) Vagrant
13 18 (22.22%) RightScale
13 18 (22.22%) PaaS
13 18 (22.22%) Red Hat
13 18 (22.22%) .NET
13 18 (22.22%) CentOS
13 18 (22.22%) Ruby
14 17 (20.99%) Maven

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (13.58%) nginx
1 11 (13.58%) Apache
1 11 (13.58%) Tomcat
1 11 (13.58%) WebSphere
1 11 (13.58%) Jetty
2 10 (12.35%) IIS
3 4 (4.94%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.70%) Umbraco
4 3 (3.70%) CMS
4 3 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 24 (29.63%) Amazon EC2
2 19 (23.46%) Amazon ELB
2 19 (23.46%) Route 53
2 19 (23.46%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (23.46%) Amazon S3
3 18 (22.22%) PaaS
4 17 (20.99%) SaaS
5 5 (6.17%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (6.17%) Google App Engine
6 2 (2.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.93%) DHCP
1 21 (25.93%) DNS
2 16 (19.75%) HTTP
2 16 (19.75%) Firewall
3 9 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.64%) SSL
5 5 (6.17%) FTP
5 5 (6.17%) IPsec
6 2 (2.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.75%) NoSQL
2 4 (4.94%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.94%) Big Data
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.70%) Couchbase
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.70%) CouchDB
4 2 (2.47%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.23%) MySQL
5 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (34.57%) Jenkins
2 20 (24.69%) Hudson
3 17 (20.99%) Maven
4 12 (14.81%) Git (software)
5 6 (7.41%) NUnit
6 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
6 5 (6.17%) JUnit
7 4 (4.94%) TeamCity
7 4 (4.94%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.47%) Subversion
8 2 (2.47%) Selenium
8 2 (2.47%) JIRA
8 2 (2.47%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.23%) HtmlUnit
9 1 (1.23%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.23%) Ant
9 1 (1.23%) Gradle
9 1 (1.23%) QUnit
9 1 (1.23%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (4.94%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (49.38%) Developer
2 17 (20.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 7 (8.64%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Python Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Python/Django Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Django Developer
7 3 (3.70%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.70%) Umbraco Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Agile C# Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Senior Python Developer
8 2 (2.47%) ScrumMaster
9 1 (1.23%) C++/Java Developer
9 1 (1.23%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (1.23%) C++ Team Leader
9 1 (1.23%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.22%) .NET
2 15 (18.52%) JSON
2 15 (18.52%) HTML
2 15 (18.52%) CSS
2 15 (18.52%) Web Services
3 14 (17.28%) RESTful
4 11 (13.58%) Servlets
5 10 (12.35%) Ajax
6 8 (9.88%) Django
7 7 (8.64%) J2EE
7 7 (8.64%) CSS3
8 6 (7.41%) PyQt
8 6 (7.41%) Qt
8 6 (7.41%) HTML5
9 5 (6.17%) Spring
10 4 (4.94%) XHTML
10 4 (4.94%) XML
10 4 (4.94%) Spring MVC
10 4 (4.94%) LINQ
11 3 (3.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (44.44%) Open Source
2 16 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.23%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.04%) Linux
2 18 (22.22%) CentOS
3 3 (3.70%) UNIX
4 2 (2.47%) Windows
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (54.32%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (44.44%) TDD
3 26 (32.10%) Configuration Management
4 24 (29.63%) DevOps
5 22 (27.16%) Unit Testing
6 20 (24.69%) BDD
7 17 (20.99%) MVC
8 14 (17.28%) Scrum
9 12 (14.81%) Mentoring
10 7 (8.64%) Automated Testing
11 6 (7.41%) Pair Programming
11 6 (7.41%) Refactoring
12 5 (6.17%) User Stories
13 4 (4.94%) JVM Tuning
13 4 (4.94%) Test Automation
13 4 (4.94%) Performance Testing
14 3 (3.70%) Software Engineering
14 3 (3.70%) OOP
14 3 (3.70%) OO
14 3 (3.70%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (43.21%) Java
2 29 (35.80%) C#
3 22 (27.16%) Python
3 22 (27.16%) JavaScript
4 18 (22.22%) Ruby
5 17 (20.99%) SQL
6 16 (19.75%) PHP
7 14 (17.28%) C++
8 12 (14.81%) Scala
9 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.23%) VB6
10 1 (1.23%) VB
10 1 (1.23%) Perl
10 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) Degree
3 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.75%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (6.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (32.10%) Puppet
2 19 (23.46%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (22.22%) RightScale
1 18 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.17%) Google
3 5 (6.17%) VMware
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle
5 1 (1.23%) Sybase
5 1 (1.23%) hybris
5 1 (1.23%) Canoo
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