Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 147 155
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 +140
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 1,808 1,743 1,659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.89% 1.85% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 2.15% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,260 1,305 1,100
England median daily rate £525 £505 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +2.02% +4.21%
10th Percentile £375 £388 £354
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £503 £490
% change year-on-year +4.48% +2.55% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
England median hourly rate £62.50 £49.50 £59.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.26% -16.54% -8.75%
UK median hourly rate £65.84 £49.50 £59.31
% change year-on-year +33.00% -16.54% -8.75%

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 82,834 81,156 82,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.76% 86.06% 85.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,556 54,653 54,673
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,078 1,892 2,286
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +8.90% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.23
90th Percentile £50.33 £49.98 £47.79
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +16 1,114 £550 +4.76% 219
South East -28 282 £475 - 62
North of England -25 176 £487 -4.93% 47
Midlands -5 107 £485 -0.51% 39
West Midlands -3 84 £500 - 33
North West -31 83 £450 -14.29% 24
South West -21 76 £475 +13.10% 37
East of England -36 51 £563 +18.42% 32
Yorkshire -27 48 £488 -8.88% 19
North East -3 46 £525 -4.55% 4
East Midlands -3 23 £413 -3.79% 6
Continuous Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 1,232 (68.14%) Agile Software Development
2 926 (51.22%) Continuous Integration
3 826 (45.69%) DevOps
4 673 (37.22%) Java
5 622 (34.40%) Jenkins
6 618 (34.18%) Amazon AWS
7 576 (31.86%) TDD
8 519 (28.71%) Test Automation
9 486 (26.88%) Scrum
10 462 (25.55%) Docker
11 451 (24.94%) Linux
12 430 (23.78%) Git (software)
13 413 (22.84%) JavaScript
14 390 (21.57%) Microservices
15 368 (20.35%) BDD
16 362 (20.02%) Python
17 357 (19.75%) Kubernetes
18 345 (19.08%) Microsoft Azure
19 325 (17.98%) Ansible
20 308 (17.04%) Finance
21 288 (15.93%) Puppet
22 275 (15.21%) Terraform
23 270 (14.93%) Open Source
24 258 (14.27%) Kanban
25 243 (13.44%) SQL
26 239 (13.22%) REST
27 237 (13.11%) Selenium
28 236 (13.05%) JIRA
29 231 (12.78%) .NET
30 220 (12.17%) C#

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
1 170 (9.40%) Confluence
2 123 (6.80%) Elasticsearch
3 80 (4.42%) Apache
4 73 (4.04%) Apache Spark
5 53 (2.93%) Tomcat
6 32 (1.77%) IIS
7 29 (1.60%) OpenStack
8 26 (1.44%) CMS
8 26 (1.44%) Jetty
9 25 (1.38%) nginx
10 24 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
11 21 (1.16%) Documentum
12 20 (1.11%) WebSphere
13 18 (1.00%) Gunicorn
14 14 (0.77%) Apache Solr
15 13 (0.72%) JBoss
15 13 (0.72%) Mongrel
16 12 (0.66%) GlassFish
17 10 (0.55%) CoreMedia CMS
18 9 (0.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.55%) Fireworks
2 10 (0.55%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.17%) HipChat
4 3 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.055%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.055%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.39%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.28%) SAP FI-CA
2 5 (0.28%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.11%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.055%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.055%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 618 (34.18%) Amazon AWS
2 345 (19.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 125 (6.91%) PaaS
4 112 (6.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 90 (4.98%) IaaS
6 86 (4.76%) GitHub
7 77 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
8 70 (3.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 69 (3.82%) OpenShift
10 63 (3.48%) SaaS
11 55 (3.04%) Serverless
12 37 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
12 37 (2.05%) Datadog
13 34 (1.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 28 (1.55%) Amazon S3
15 23 (1.27%) npm
16 22 (1.22%) Azure Functions
17 21 (1.16%) Heroku
18 18 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
19 17 (0.94%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 94 (5.20%) HTTP
2 74 (4.09%) Firewall
3 40 (2.21%) DNS
4 26 (1.44%) Internet
5 17 (0.94%) SSL
5 17 (0.94%) VPN
6 16 (0.88%) TCP/IP
7 15 (0.83%) Kerberos
8 14 (0.77%) SAN
9 12 (0.66%) LAN
10 11 (0.61%) SSH
11 9 (0.50%) DHCP
11 9 (0.50%) OpenLDAP
11 9 (0.50%) OpenVPN
11 9 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
12 8 (0.44%) Software-Defined Networking
13 7 (0.39%) NAS
14 6 (0.33%) FTP
14 6 (0.33%) IPsec
15 5 (0.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (8.63%) PostgreSQL
2 139 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 134 (7.41%) NoSQL
4 116 (6.42%) SQL Server
5 103 (5.70%) Relational Database
6 76 (4.20%) Big Data
7 69 (3.82%) Hadoop
8 67 (3.71%) MySQL
9 66 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 46 (2.54%) Redis
11 37 (2.05%) Apache Hive
12 35 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
13 31 (1.71%) Data Lake
14 30 (1.66%) RDBMS
15 26 (1.44%) HBase
16 24 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
17 23 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 22 (1.22%) GIS
19 18 (1.00%) NuoDB
19 18 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 622 (34.40%) Jenkins
2 430 (23.78%) Git (software)
3 237 (13.11%) Selenium
4 236 (13.05%) JIRA
5 167 (9.24%) Maven
6 153 (8.46%) Cucumber
7 117 (6.47%) TeamCity
8 78 (4.31%) Subversion
9 69 (3.82%) JUnit
10 66 (3.65%) Sonatype Nexus
10 66 (3.65%) Visual Studio Team System
11 64 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 63 (3.48%) Octopus Deploy
13 53 (2.93%) Gradle
14 52 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 51 (2.82%) Bitbucket
16 49 (2.71%) WebDriver
17 42 (2.32%) Gatling
18 40 (2.21%) MSBuild
19 39 (2.16%) Ant
General
1 308 (17.04%) Finance
2 173 (9.57%) Banking
3 79 (4.37%) Retail
4 35 (1.94%) Investment Banking
4 35 (1.94%) Marketing
5 33 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 32 (1.77%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.49%) Front Office
8 23 (1.27%) Games
9 21 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.94%) Advertising
10 17 (0.94%) Electronics
11 11 (0.61%) Billing
11 11 (0.61%) Law
12 10 (0.55%) Back Office
12 10 (0.55%) Online Betting
12 10 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.50%) Legal
13 9 (0.50%) Publishing
14 5 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 607 (33.57%) Developer
2 372 (20.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 202 (11.17%) Java Developer
4 116 (6.42%) Architect
5 103 (5.70%) AWS Engineer
6 97 (5.37%) Senior Developer
7 93 (5.14%) AWS DevOps
8 86 (4.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 85 (4.70%) Tester
10 80 (4.42%) .NET Developer
10 80 (4.42%) Full Stack Developer
11 76 (4.20%) Analyst
11 76 (4.20%) React Developer
12 73 (4.04%) Cloud Engineer
13 70 (3.87%) C# Developer
14 64 (3.54%) Java Engineer
15 62 (3.43%) Automation Tester
16 61 (3.37%) Software Engineer
17 56 (3.10%) Angular Developer
18 54 (2.99%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (13.22%) REST
2 231 (12.78%) .NET
3 216 (11.95%) RESTful
4 206 (11.39%) Spring
5 200 (11.06%) HTML
6 196 (10.84%) Web Services
7 171 (9.46%) Node.js
8 169 (9.35%) CSS
9 152 (8.41%) AngularJS
10 143 (7.91%) React
11 138 (7.63%) Spring Boot
12 134 (7.41%) JSON
13 100 (5.53%) Kafka
13 100 (5.53%) XML
14 77 (4.26%) Elastic Stack
14 77 (4.26%) SOAP
15 68 (3.76%) HTML5
16 64 (3.54%) jQuery
17 57 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
18 53 (2.93%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 140 (7.74%) Greenfield Project
2 103 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (4.76%) User Experience
4 60 (3.32%) Fintech
5 57 (3.15%) Cloud Native
6 49 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
7 43 (2.38%) Mobile App
8 37 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
8 37 (2.05%) Public Cloud
9 30 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
10 29 (1.60%) Data Centre
11 25 (1.38%) Private Cloud
12 24 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
13 23 (1.27%) Virtual Team
14 22 (1.22%) Fixed Income
15 20 (1.11%) iPad
15 20 (1.11%) Management Information System
16 19 (1.05%) Hedge funds
17 17 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
18 16 (0.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 451 (24.94%) Linux
2 178 (9.85%) Windows
3 168 (9.29%) Unix
4 89 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (2.82%) CentOS
6 45 (2.49%) Windows Server
7 35 (1.94%) Android
8 33 (1.83%) Ubuntu
9 27 (1.49%) Apple iOS
10 17 (0.94%) Mac OS X
11 14 (0.77%) Debian
12 13 (0.72%) Fedora
13 7 (0.39%) Mesosphere
14 5 (0.28%) DC/OS
14 5 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.22%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.22%) Solaris
16 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,232 (68.14%) Agile Software Development
2 926 (51.22%) Continuous Integration
3 826 (45.69%) DevOps
4 576 (31.86%) TDD
5 519 (28.71%) Test Automation
6 486 (26.88%) Scrum
7 390 (21.57%) Microservices
8 368 (20.35%) BDD
9 270 (14.93%) Open Source
10 258 (14.27%) Kanban
11 207 (11.45%) Software Engineering
12 195 (10.79%) Configuration Management
13 194 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
14 148 (8.19%) Continuous Improvement
15 147 (8.13%) Deployment Automation
16 143 (7.91%) OO
17 140 (7.74%) Mentoring
18 135 (7.47%) E-Commerce
19 129 (7.13%) User Stories
20 125 (6.91%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 673 (37.22%) Java
2 413 (22.84%) JavaScript
3 362 (20.02%) Python
4 243 (13.44%) SQL
5 220 (12.17%) C#
6 159 (8.79%) Ruby
7 148 (8.19%) Scala
8 133 (7.36%) Bash Shell
9 124 (6.86%) Java 8
10 95 (5.25%) PowerShell
11 75 (4.15%) Groovy
12 70 (3.87%) ES6
12 70 (3.87%) Perl
13 55 (3.04%) Go
14 44 (2.43%) TypeScript
15 38 (2.10%) Shell Script
16 28 (1.55%) Kotlin
16 28 (1.55%) PL/SQL
17 23 (1.27%) C++
18 19 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 173 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 112 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 88 (4.87%) Degree
4 41 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 38 (2.10%) ISTQB
6 32 (1.77%) DV Cleared
7 27 (1.49%) ISEB
8 19 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (0.88%) AWS Certification
11 14 (0.77%) CISSP
12 11 (0.61%) CISA
13 10 (0.55%) CISM
13 10 (0.55%) Master's Degree
14 8 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 7 (0.39%) CSSLP
16 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
17 5 (0.28%) OCP
17 5 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (9.24%) QA
2 15 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.39%) PSD2
5 7 (0.39%) SLA
6 6 (0.33%) GDPR
7 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.22%) WCAG
9 1 (0.055%) COBIT
9 1 (0.055%) PMO
System Software
1 462 (25.55%) Docker
2 54 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
4 32 (1.77%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.94%) VirtualBox
6 16 (0.88%) Hyper-V
7 15 (0.83%) HDFS
8 10 (0.55%) Apache Flume
9 9 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (0.50%) Postfix
9 9 (0.50%) Squid
9 9 (0.50%) vCloud
10 7 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.28%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.28%) Xen
12 4 (0.22%) vSphere
13 3 (0.17%) NFS
13 3 (0.17%) SRDF
13 3 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 357 (19.75%) Kubernetes
2 325 (17.98%) Ansible
3 288 (15.93%) Puppet
4 275 (15.21%) Terraform
5 160 (8.85%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (2.82%) Kibana
7 43 (2.38%) logstash
8 40 (2.21%) Nagios
9 39 (2.16%) Prometheus
10 38 (2.10%) Salt
11 36 (1.99%) Grafana
12 30 (1.66%) Packer
13 26 (1.44%) Mesos
14 22 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
15 19 (1.05%) ZABBIX
16 16 (0.88%) Consul
16 16 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
17 15 (0.83%) Suricata
18 13 (0.72%) Graylog
19 12 (0.66%) Oozie
Vendors
1 171 (9.46%) Microsoft
2 125 (6.91%) Oracle
3 110 (6.08%) Google
4 103 (5.70%) Atlassian
5 85 (4.70%) Red Hat
6 81 (4.48%) Splunk
7 73 (4.04%) VMware
8 51 (2.82%) AppDynamics
9 46 (2.54%) New Relic
10 37 (2.05%) SAP
11 24 (1.33%) Cisco
12 23 (1.27%) IBM
13 22 (1.22%) Pega
14 20 (1.11%) Adobe
14 20 (1.11%) hybris
15 18 (1.00%) Dynatrace
16 17 (0.94%) ServiceNow
17 16 (0.88%) Cloudera
17 16 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
18 15 (0.83%) Tableau