Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 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.

Continuous Delivery
UK > England
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 161 172
Rank change year-on-year +4 +11 +171
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 1,662 1,491 1,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.77% 1.64% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.91% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,175 1,052 1,117
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £388 £381 £348
90th Percentile £659 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
England median hourly rate £62.50 £57.00 £57.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.65% -0.27% +27.01%
10th Percentile £28.05 £55.76 £47.80
90th Percentile £70.37 £60.21 £59.31
UK median hourly rate £65.84 £57.00 £57.16
% change year-on-year +15.50% -0.27% +27.01%

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 81,204 77,869 84,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.26% 85.78% 85.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,165 51,684 56,449
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,224 1,902 2,122
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.25% +0.61% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.64
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 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
London +9 1,011 £550 +4.76% 261
South East +39 267 £475 - 57
North of England +2 166 £485 +1.04% 92
Midlands +15 93 £500 +5.26% 44
North West -14 81 £475 -5.00% 50
South West -23 75 £425 +0.59% 39
West Midlands 0 65 £528 +8.21% 30
East of England -31 49 £563 +7.14% 39
Yorkshire -12 48 £475 -10.38% 30
North East +17 38 £525 -16.00% 12
East Midlands +8 28 £390 -9.04% 14
Continuous Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Delivery 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 England region with a requirement for Continuous Delivery.

1 1,154 (69.43%) Agile Software Development
2 795 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
3 721 (43.38%) DevOps
4 631 (37.97%) Java
5 597 (35.92%) TDD
6 586 (35.26%) Amazon AWS
7 562 (33.81%) Jenkins
8 483 (29.06%) Test Automation
9 437 (26.29%) Scrum
10 432 (25.99%) JavaScript
11 421 (25.33%) Git (software)
12 414 (24.91%) Linux
13 395 (23.77%) Docker
14 354 (21.30%) BDD
15 325 (19.55%) Python
16 313 (18.83%) Microsoft Azure
17 311 (18.71%) Ansible
18 307 (18.47%) Microservices
19 301 (18.11%) Kubernetes
20 287 (17.27%) Puppet
21 277 (16.67%) Kanban
22 263 (15.82%) Finance
23 252 (15.16%) Open Source
23 252 (15.16%) Terraform
24 236 (14.20%) Node.js
25 232 (13.96%) REST
25 232 (13.96%) RESTful
26 227 (13.66%) Software Engineering
27 210 (12.64%) Web Services
28 206 (12.39%) JIRA

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
1 131 (7.88%) Confluence
2 102 (6.14%) Elasticsearch
3 78 (4.69%) Apache
4 65 (3.91%) Apache Spark
4 65 (3.91%) Tomcat
5 48 (2.89%) OpenStack
6 40 (2.41%) nginx
7 38 (2.29%) Jetty
8 31 (1.87%) IIS
9 22 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
9 22 (1.32%) WebSphere
10 20 (1.20%) JBoss
11 18 (1.08%) Apache Solr
11 18 (1.08%) Mongrel
12 15 (0.90%) CMS
13 13 (0.78%) GlassFish
14 12 (0.72%) Apache Pig
15 9 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 9 (0.54%) Documentum
15 9 (0.54%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.60%) Fireworks
2 10 (0.60%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.12%) HipChat
4 2 (0.12%) SPSS
5 1 (0.060%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.060%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 4 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.060%) Magento
4 1 (0.060%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.060%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.060%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 586 (35.26%) Amazon AWS
2 313 (18.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (5.78%) AWS CloudFormation
3 96 (5.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 95 (5.72%) PaaS
5 79 (4.75%) Serverless
6 75 (4.51%) OpenShift
7 69 (4.15%) GitHub
8 66 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
9 65 (3.91%) IaaS
10 46 (2.77%) Amazon EC2
11 45 (2.71%) SaaS
12 37 (2.23%) npm
13 36 (2.17%) Amazon S3
14 35 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 31 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
16 25 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 23 (1.38%) Amazon ELB
18 18 (1.08%) Amazon Glacier
19 17 (1.02%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 109 (6.56%) HTTP
2 71 (4.27%) Firewall
3 37 (2.23%) DNS
4 36 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 20 (1.20%) SSL
6 18 (1.08%) Software-Defined Networking
7 17 (1.02%) Network Security
7 17 (1.02%) SAN
8 15 (0.90%) Internet
9 12 (0.72%) OpenLDAP
9 12 (0.72%) Reverse Proxy
10 11 (0.66%) FTP
10 11 (0.66%) OpenVPN
10 11 (0.66%) VPN
11 10 (0.60%) SSH
12 9 (0.54%) NAS
12 9 (0.54%) SMS
13 8 (0.48%) LAN
14 7 (0.42%) DHCP
14 7 (0.42%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (9.81%) NoSQL
2 128 (7.70%) MongoDB
3 127 (7.64%) PostgreSQL
4 101 (6.08%) MySQL
5 88 (5.29%) SQL Server
6 86 (5.17%) Relational Database
7 85 (5.11%) Big Data
8 74 (4.45%) Hadoop
9 69 (4.15%) Apache Cassandra
10 51 (3.07%) Redis
11 40 (2.41%) HBase
12 32 (1.93%) Apache Hive
13 24 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
14 22 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (1.26%) RDBMS
16 20 (1.20%) NuoDB
17 19 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 17 (1.02%) Data Lake
19 14 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 12 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 562 (33.81%) Jenkins
2 421 (25.33%) Git (software)
3 206 (12.39%) JIRA
4 165 (9.93%) Selenium
5 153 (9.21%) Maven
6 118 (7.10%) Cucumber
7 102 (6.14%) TeamCity
8 77 (4.63%) JUnit
9 63 (3.79%) Subversion
10 62 (3.73%) Gradle
11 61 (3.67%) Sonatype Nexus
11 61 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 58 (3.49%) Visual Studio Team System
13 47 (2.83%) Ant
13 47 (2.83%) MSBuild
14 46 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
14 46 (2.77%) webpack
15 44 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 42 (2.53%) Bitbucket
17 39 (2.35%) JMeter
General
1 263 (15.82%) Finance
2 133 (8.00%) Banking
3 63 (3.79%) Retail
4 40 (2.41%) Marketing
5 32 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 29 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 28 (1.68%) Front Office
8 25 (1.50%) Advertising
9 20 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.96%) Electronics
12 12 (0.72%) Back Office
13 11 (0.66%) Games
13 11 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.48%) Law
14 8 (0.48%) Publishing
15 6 (0.36%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.30%) Legal
17 4 (0.24%) French Language
18 3 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 634 (38.15%) Developer
2 289 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 211 (12.70%) Java Developer
4 122 (7.34%) Senior Developer
5 120 (7.22%) Architect
6 107 (6.44%) AWS Engineer
7 104 (6.26%) React Developer
8 96 (5.78%) Full Stack Developer
9 92 (5.54%) AWS DevOps
10 83 (4.99%) Software Engineer
11 76 (4.57%) Cloud Engineer
12 75 (4.51%) .NET Developer
12 75 (4.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 75 (4.51%) C# Developer
12 75 (4.51%) Node.js Developer
13 64 (3.85%) Analyst
14 61 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
15 58 (3.49%) JavaScript Developer
16 57 (3.43%) Tester
17 53 (3.19%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (14.20%) Node.js
2 232 (13.96%) REST
2 232 (13.96%) RESTful
3 210 (12.64%) Web Services
4 200 (12.03%) HTML
5 184 (11.07%) .NET
6 180 (10.83%) CSS
7 179 (10.77%) Spring
8 177 (10.65%) React
9 161 (9.69%) AngularJS
10 113 (6.80%) JSON
11 112 (6.74%) Spring Boot
12 107 (6.44%) HTML5
13 89 (5.35%) SOAP
14 87 (5.23%) XML
15 85 (5.11%) CSS3
16 83 (4.99%) Kafka
17 68 (4.09%) jQuery
18 60 (3.61%) Redux
19 56 (3.37%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 107 (6.44%) User Experience
2 106 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
3 87 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (3.55%) Computer Science
5 50 (3.01%) Mobile App
6 40 (2.41%) Fintech
6 40 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
7 38 (2.29%) Cloud Native
8 37 (2.23%) Private Cloud
9 31 (1.87%) Virtual Team
10 28 (1.68%) Public Cloud
11 27 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
13 21 (1.26%) Data Centre
14 20 (1.20%) Management Information System
15 16 (0.96%) Fixed Income
16 14 (0.84%) Blog
17 13 (0.78%) Derivative
17 13 (0.78%) iPad
18 12 (0.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 414 (24.91%) Linux
2 151 (9.09%) Unix
3 133 (8.00%) Windows
4 87 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 59 (3.55%) CentOS
6 58 (3.49%) Android
7 49 (2.95%) Apple iOS
8 38 (2.29%) Ubuntu
9 26 (1.56%) Windows Server
10 20 (1.20%) Debian
11 17 (1.02%) Fedora
12 9 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.42%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.24%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.24%) DC/OS
14 4 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.12%) AIX
15 2 (0.12%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.12%) Mesosphere
15 2 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,154 (69.43%) Agile Software Development
2 795 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
3 721 (43.38%) DevOps
4 597 (35.92%) TDD
5 483 (29.06%) Test Automation
6 437 (26.29%) Scrum
7 354 (21.30%) BDD
8 307 (18.47%) Microservices
9 277 (16.67%) Kanban
10 252 (15.16%) Open Source
11 227 (13.66%) Software Engineering
12 195 (11.73%) Configuration Management
13 166 (9.99%) Problem-Solving
14 146 (8.78%) Mentoring
14 146 (8.78%) Pair Programming
15 140 (8.42%) Deployment Automation
15 140 (8.42%) SDLC
16 137 (8.24%) Unit Testing
17 128 (7.70%) E-Commerce
18 119 (7.16%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 631 (37.97%) Java
2 432 (25.99%) JavaScript
3 325 (19.55%) Python
4 201 (12.09%) SQL
5 197 (11.85%) C#
6 161 (9.69%) Ruby
7 146 (8.78%) Scala
8 120 (7.22%) Bash Shell
9 116 (6.98%) Java 8
10 88 (5.29%) PowerShell
11 85 (5.11%) Groovy
12 81 (4.87%) ES6
12 81 (4.87%) Go
13 67 (4.03%) Perl
14 57 (3.43%) TypeScript
15 32 (1.93%) C++
16 31 (1.87%) Shell Script
17 20 (1.20%) PL/SQL
18 19 (1.14%) T-SQL
19 18 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 104 (6.26%) Security Cleared
2 94 (5.66%) Degree
3 92 (5.54%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (1.44%) ISTQB
6 18 (1.08%) AWS Certification
7 14 (0.84%) ISEB
8 13 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.60%) CISA
9 10 (0.60%) CISSP
9 10 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.54%) CISM
10 9 (0.54%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.42%) CSSLP
11 7 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.30%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.24%) OCP
13 4 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (8.30%) QA
2 26 (1.56%) GCP
3 7 (0.42%) PSD2
4 6 (0.36%) GDPR
4 6 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.12%) COBIT
7 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.12%) EMIR
7 2 (0.12%) MiFID
8 1 (0.060%) PMO
8 1 (0.060%) SLA
System Software
1 395 (23.77%) Docker
2 70 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.62%) Active Directory
4 26 (1.56%) Hyper-V
4 26 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (1.26%) VirtualBox
6 20 (1.20%) HDFS
7 12 (0.72%) vCloud
8 11 (0.66%) Postfix
8 11 (0.66%) Squid
9 10 (0.60%) vSphere
9 10 (0.60%) Xen
10 9 (0.54%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.48%) NFS
11 8 (0.48%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.36%) KVM
12 6 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.12%) LXC
Systems Management
1 311 (18.71%) Ansible
2 301 (18.11%) Kubernetes
3 287 (17.27%) Puppet
4 252 (15.16%) Terraform
5 147 (8.84%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (2.77%) Kibana
7 41 (2.47%) Salt
8 40 (2.41%) logstash
9 36 (2.17%) Prometheus
10 34 (2.05%) Packer
11 30 (1.81%) Nagios
12 22 (1.32%) Grafana
13 20 (1.20%) ZABBIX
14 19 (1.14%) Consul
14 19 (1.14%) Graylog
15 18 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
16 17 (1.02%) Sysdig
17 16 (0.96%) Oozie
18 14 (0.84%) Rancher
19 11 (0.66%) Mesos
Vendors
1 140 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 101 (6.08%) Google
3 88 (5.29%) VMware
4 86 (5.17%) Red Hat
5 83 (4.99%) Oracle
6 54 (3.25%) Atlassian
6 54 (3.25%) Splunk
7 42 (2.53%) AppDynamics
8 35 (2.11%) New Relic
9 32 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
10 28 (1.68%) SAP
11 21 (1.26%) IBM
12 20 (1.20%) Adobe
13 17 (1.02%) Cisco
13 17 (1.02%) EMC
14 16 (0.96%) Cloudera
14 16 (0.96%) NetApp
15 14 (0.84%) Pega
16 13 (0.78%) Dynatrace
16 13 (0.78%) TOWER Software