Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Continuous Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Delivery over the 6 months to 11 December 2017 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.

Continuous Delivery
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 156 282
Rank change year-on-year +8 +126 +84
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 1761 1653 901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.85% 1.73% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.06% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1321 1095 687
England median daily rate £505 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.92% +4.21% -5.00%
10th Percentile £388 £354 £350
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £501 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.14% +3.16% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 3
England median hourly rate £49.50 £59.31 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.54% -8.75% -18.75%
10th Percentile £48.33 £48.50 £57.50
90th Percentile £56.24 £59.31 £72.50
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £59.31 £65.00
% change year-on-year -16.54% -8.75% -18.75%

Continuous Delivery 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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80495 80390 85393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.70% 84.21% 82.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 54277 53538 56368
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1843 2142 2541
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £24.02 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.08% +6.67% +15.38%

Continuous Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Continuous Delivery as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Delivery in England

Continuous Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Delivery in England

Continuous Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Delivery in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Delivery in England

Continuous Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Delivery in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Delivery in England

Continuous Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Delivery in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Continuous Delivery in England

Continuous Delivery
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Delivery within the England region over the 6 months to 11 December 2017. 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
London -28 1001 £525 +5.00% 144
South East +67 310 £475 +5.56% 28
North of England +70 203 £513 +17.14% 36
North West +59 105 £525 +19.32% 29
Midlands +20 104 £488 -2.50% 7
East of England -27 80 £475 +2.70% 12
Yorkshire +18 72 £535 +25.88% 4
South West +9 66 £420 -5.62% 13
West Midlands +7 65 £500 - 4
North East +78 39 £550 +25.57% 3
East Midlands +11 37 £429 -18.33% 3
Continuous Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Delivery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Continuous Delivery.

1 1249 (70.93%) Agile Software Development
2 855 (48.55%) DevOps
3 818 (46.45%) Continuous Integration
4 637 (36.17%) Java
5 618 (35.09%) TDD
6 603 (34.24%) Scrum
7 557 (31.63%) Jenkins
8 543 (30.83%) Git (software)
9 538 (30.55%) Linux
10 530 (30.10%) Amazon AWS
11 484 (27.48%) Test Automation
12 447 (25.38%) Docker
13 441 (25.04%) Python
14 391 (22.20%) JavaScript
15 370 (21.01%) BDD
16 339 (19.25%) Kanban
17 332 (18.85%) Configuration Management
18 328 (18.63%) Web Services
19 321 (18.23%) Finance
20 319 (18.11%) Ansible
21 312 (17.72%) Puppet
22 304 (17.26%) Microservices
23 282 (16.01%) Microsoft Azure
24 269 (15.28%) Open Source
24 269 (15.28%) JIRA
25 254 (14.42%) RESTful
26 248 (14.08%) CSS
27 245 (13.91%) HTML
28 235 (13.34%) .NET
29 232 (13.17%) Node.js

Continuous Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 196 (11.13%) Confluence
2 89 (5.05%) Apache
3 88 (5.00%) OpenStack
4 75 (4.26%) Tomcat
5 65 (3.69%) Apache Spark
6 61 (3.46%) nginx
7 48 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
8 30 (1.70%) Cloud Foundry
9 28 (1.59%) JBoss
10 20 (1.14%) IIS
11 17 (0.97%) CMS
11 17 (0.97%) Mule
11 17 (0.97%) WebSphere
12 16 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 16 (0.91%) WebLogic
13 12 (0.68%) Jetty
14 10 (0.57%) GlassFish
15 9 (0.51%) SharePoint
16 7 (0.40%) WildFly
17 6 (0.34%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.17%) InVision
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.057%) HipChat
4 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.68%) ION MarketView
3 10 (0.57%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 9 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.34%) RMDS
6 2 (0.11%) OpenText Process Suite
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.057%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 530 (30.10%) Amazon AWS
2 282 (16.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (5.62%) PaaS
4 86 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 84 (4.77%) Amazon EC2
5 84 (4.77%) Serverless
6 78 (4.43%) IaaS
7 65 (3.69%) GitHub
8 58 (3.29%) OpenShift
9 51 (2.90%) Slack
10 50 (2.84%) Amazon S3
10 50 (2.84%) AWS Lambda
11 46 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
12 43 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 37 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
14 34 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 27 (1.53%) SaaS
16 22 (1.25%) Heroku
17 19 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
18 18 (1.02%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 124 (7.04%) HTTP
2 58 (3.29%) TCP/IP
3 43 (2.44%) DNS
4 34 (1.93%) SSL
5 33 (1.87%) Firewall
6 31 (1.76%) Internet
7 17 (0.97%) OpenLDAP
8 16 (0.91%) OpenVPN
8 16 (0.91%) SSH
9 12 (0.68%) DSL
10 10 (0.57%) SMS
11 8 (0.45%) VPN
12 6 (0.34%) LDAP
12 6 (0.34%) Network Security
13 5 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
14 3 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (0.17%) Kerberos
14 3 (0.17%) SAN
15 2 (0.11%) FTP
15 2 (0.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (10.85%) MySQL
2 171 (9.71%) MongoDB
3 170 (9.65%) PostgreSQL
4 159 (9.03%) SQL Server
5 148 (8.40%) NoSQL
6 130 (7.38%) Relational Database
7 123 (6.98%) Big Data
8 109 (6.19%) Hadoop
9 66 (3.75%) Redis
10 57 (3.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 55 (3.12%) Amazon RDS
12 44 (2.50%) RDBMS
13 29 (1.65%) Oracle Database
14 28 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 22 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 18 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (0.91%) HBase
18 14 (0.80%) DB2
19 10 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 557 (31.63%) Jenkins
2 543 (30.83%) Git (software)
3 269 (15.28%) JIRA
4 175 (9.94%) Maven
5 174 (9.88%) TeamCity
6 153 (8.69%) Cucumber
7 149 (8.46%) Selenium
8 96 (5.45%) JUnit
9 89 (5.05%) Sonatype Nexus
9 89 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 80 (4.54%) Bitbucket
11 77 (4.37%) SonarQube
12 71 (4.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 67 (3.80%) WebDriver
14 66 (3.75%) Visual Studio
15 65 (3.69%) Octopus Deploy
16 59 (3.35%) Subversion
17 56 (3.18%) Artifactory
18 51 (2.90%) Vagrant
19 43 (2.44%) GitLab
General
1 321 (18.23%) Finance
2 189 (10.73%) Banking
3 64 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 51 (2.90%) Games
5 47 (2.67%) Marketing
5 47 (2.67%) Retail
6 39 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 38 (2.16%) Electronics
8 30 (1.70%) Publishing
9 26 (1.48%) Front Office
9 26 (1.48%) Investment Banking
10 25 (1.42%) Financial Institution
11 20 (1.14%) Retail Banking
12 17 (0.97%) Back Office
13 13 (0.74%) Law
14 9 (0.51%) Local Government
15 6 (0.34%) Advertising
16 5 (0.28%) Hindi Language
16 5 (0.28%) Japanese Language
16 5 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 637 (36.17%) Developer
2 453 (25.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 191 (10.85%) Java Developer
4 117 (6.64%) AWS Engineer
5 104 (5.91%) Senior Developer
6 99 (5.62%) Architect
7 97 (5.51%) AWS DevOps
8 94 (5.34%) Senior DevOps
9 91 (5.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 84 (4.77%) Linux Engineer
11 82 (4.66%) Cloud Engineer
12 81 (4.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 80 (4.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 79 (4.49%) JavaScript Developer
15 72 (4.09%) Tester
16 70 (3.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 70 (3.98%) Scala Developer
17 65 (3.69%) .NET Developer
18 62 (3.52%) Delivery Manager
18 62 (3.52%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (18.63%) Web Services
2 254 (14.42%) RESTful
3 248 (14.08%) CSS
4 245 (13.91%) HTML
5 235 (13.34%) .NET
6 232 (13.17%) Node.js
7 211 (11.98%) REST
8 175 (9.94%) AngularJS
9 163 (9.26%) Spring
10 140 (7.95%) HTML5
11 131 (7.44%) JSON
12 113 (6.42%) React
13 110 (6.25%) CSS3
14 66 (3.75%) Sass
15 64 (3.63%) SOAP
16 62 (3.52%) Hibernate
17 58 (3.29%) Elastic Stack
18 51 (2.90%) Redux
19 50 (2.84%) ASP.NET
20 49 (2.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 103 (5.85%) User Experience
2 93 (5.28%) Greenfield Project
3 82 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (3.07%) Public Cloud
5 49 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
6 40 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 37 (2.10%) Clustering
8 35 (1.99%) Mobile App
9 29 (1.65%) Management Information System
10 28 (1.59%) Data Centre
11 21 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
13 18 (1.02%) Fintech
13 18 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 16 (0.91%) Online Games
15 15 (0.85%) Cloud Native
15 15 (0.85%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.85%) N-Tier
16 13 (0.74%) Semantic Web
17 12 (0.68%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 538 (30.55%) Linux
2 169 (9.60%) Windows
3 142 (8.06%) Unix
4 115 (6.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 44 (2.50%) Ubuntu
6 43 (2.44%) CentOS
7 40 (2.27%) Windows Server
8 30 (1.70%) Mac OS X
9 23 (1.31%) Android
10 17 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 15 (0.85%) AIX
12 7 (0.40%) Amazon Linux
12 7 (0.40%) Solaris
13 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.17%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.11%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1249 (70.93%) Agile Software Development
2 855 (48.55%) DevOps
3 818 (46.45%) Continuous Integration
4 618 (35.09%) TDD
5 603 (34.24%) Scrum
6 484 (27.48%) Test Automation
7 370 (21.01%) BDD
8 339 (19.25%) Kanban
9 332 (18.85%) Configuration Management
10 304 (17.26%) Microservices
11 269 (15.28%) Open Source
12 220 (12.49%) Software Engineering
13 194 (11.02%) User Stories
14 190 (10.79%) Mentoring
15 175 (9.94%) Pair Programming
16 155 (8.80%) Coaching
17 125 (7.10%) E-Commerce
18 118 (6.70%) Release Management
19 113 (6.42%) SDLC
20 112 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 637 (36.17%) Java
2 441 (25.04%) Python
3 391 (22.20%) JavaScript
4 229 (13.00%) Ruby
5 197 (11.19%) SQL
6 176 (9.99%) Bash Shell
6 176 (9.99%) C#
7 155 (8.80%) Scala
8 115 (6.53%) Perl
9 108 (6.13%) PowerShell
10 89 (5.05%) Groovy
11 83 (4.71%) Shell Script
12 75 (4.26%) ES6
13 47 (2.67%) Go
14 44 (2.50%) PHP
15 43 (2.44%) TypeScript
16 31 (1.76%) T-SQL
17 16 (0.91%) R
18 13 (0.74%) C
19 11 (0.62%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 127 (7.21%) Security Cleared
2 97 (5.51%) SC Cleared
3 55 (3.12%) Degree
4 30 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (0.62%) AWS Certification
7 10 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.40%) CHECK Team Member
9 6 (0.34%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.28%) CISM
10 5 (0.28%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.23%) RHCE
12 3 (0.17%) MCSE
13 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.11%) CISA
13 2 (0.11%) CISSP
13 2 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
14 1 (0.057%) CLAS
14 1 (0.057%) CompTIA Security+
14 1 (0.057%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (12.38%) QA
2 12 (0.68%) SLA
3 8 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.34%) NIST 800
5 5 (0.28%) GCP
6 3 (0.17%) GDPR
7 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.057%) COBIT
8 1 (0.057%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.057%) MiFID
8 1 (0.057%) PSD2
8 1 (0.057%) WCAG
System Software
1 447 (25.38%) Docker
2 59 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (3.24%) vCloud
4 44 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (1.14%) Active Directory
6 18 (1.02%) HDFS
6 18 (1.02%) Xen
7 16 (0.91%) Postfix
7 16 (0.91%) Squid
8 9 (0.51%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.40%) Varnish
10 7 (0.40%) vSphere
11 5 (0.28%) LXC
12 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.17%) OpenDJ
13 3 (0.17%) OpenIDM
14 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.057%) KVM
15 1 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 319 (18.11%) Ansible
2 312 (17.72%) Puppet
3 158 (8.97%) Opscode Chef
4 139 (7.89%) Terraform
5 137 (7.78%) Kubernetes
6 50 (2.84%) ZABBIX
7 47 (2.67%) Mesos
8 45 (2.56%) Kibana
9 32 (1.82%) Docker Swarm
10 31 (1.76%) Grafana
11 30 (1.70%) Rancher
11 30 (1.70%) Sysdig
12 29 (1.65%) logstash
13 20 (1.14%) Salt
14 18 (1.02%) Nagios
15 15 (0.85%) Rsyslog
16 13 (0.74%) Graphite
17 11 (0.62%) StatsD
18 10 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
18 10 (0.57%) Packer
Vendors
1 140 (7.95%) Microsoft
2 109 (6.19%) VMware
3 107 (6.08%) Red Hat
4 94 (5.34%) Oracle
5 87 (4.94%) Splunk
6 72 (4.09%) Atlassian
7 46 (2.61%) SAP
8 43 (2.44%) Google
8 43 (2.44%) IBM
9 39 (2.21%) SaltStack
10 36 (2.04%) AppDynamics
11 19 (1.08%) Sonatype
12 17 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (0.85%) New Relic
14 12 (0.68%) Cloudera
14 12 (0.68%) Hortonworks
14 12 (0.68%) ION Trading
15 10 (0.57%) Bloomberg
16 9 (0.51%) HP
16 9 (0.51%) WSO2