Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 193 132 131
Rank change year-on-year -61 -1 +38
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 874 1,821 1,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.35% 2.03% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 2.32% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 1,236 1,421
England median daily rate £530 £525 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +3.75% +2.12%
10th Percentile £413 £388 £400
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £506
% change year-on-year - +3.86% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 16
England median hourly rate £65.00 £35.00 £53.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -34.02% +2.02%
10th Percentile £62.50 £25.85 £48.75
90th Percentile £67.50 £68.72 £67.25
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £35.00 £53.05
% change year-on-year +85.71% -34.02% +2.02%

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 55,508 78,507 79,320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.43% 87.43% 86.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 36,502 52,481 53,491
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £285
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,791 1,955 1,882
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.88 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.78% -0.50% +1.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.50 £11.45
90th Percentile £52.70 £50.06 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.97 £23.88 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.83% +1.62% +1.75%

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 27 January 2020.

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
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 27 January 2020. 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 -50 499 £563 +2.27% 160
South East +8 181 £490 +3.16% 33
North of England -64 61 £450 -5.26% 53
Midlands +1 56 £450 -2.70% 24
West Midlands +4 47 £450 -8.58% 16
South West -12 38 £544 +3.57% 32
Yorkshire +10 37 £475 -5.00% 16
East of England +11 35 £450 -5.26% 25
North West -28 19 £450 +4.65% 35
East Midlands +14 9 £463 +8.82% 8
North East -19 6 £450 -14.29% 2
Continuous Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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.

1 579 (66.25%) Agile Software Development
2 427 (48.86%) Continuous Integration
3 422 (48.28%) DevOps
4 293 (33.52%) Azure
5 272 (31.12%) Test Automation
6 266 (30.43%) TDD
7 261 (29.86%) Java
8 243 (27.80%) AWS
9 207 (23.68%) Jenkins
10 203 (23.23%) Scrum
11 190 (21.74%) JavaScript
12 185 (21.17%) Python
12 185 (21.17%) Microservices
13 181 (20.71%) Docker
14 171 (19.57%) Kubernetes
15 167 (19.11%) Git (software)
16 156 (17.85%) Linux
17 133 (15.22%) GCP
18 132 (15.10%) Terraform
19 121 (13.84%) JIRA
20 119 (13.62%) Microsoft
21 118 (13.50%) Ansible
21 118 (13.50%) Infrastructure as Code
22 117 (13.39%) Windows
23 116 (13.27%) Software Engineering
24 112 (12.81%) SQL
25 111 (12.70%) Open Source
25 111 (12.70%) BDD
26 98 (11.21%) Finance
26 98 (11.21%) Problem-Solving

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 76 (8.70%) Confluence
2 32 (3.66%) Apache
3 24 (2.75%) Apache Spark
4 20 (2.29%) IIS
5 19 (2.17%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (1.72%) nginx
8 11 (1.26%) Apache Airflow
8 11 (1.26%) Umbraco
9 9 (1.03%) JBoss
10 8 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.46%) Camunda
13 3 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.34%) SAS
13 3 (0.34%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.34%) Sonic ESB
13 3 (0.34%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.23%) Jetty
14 2 (0.23%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (0.57%) Figma
1 5 (0.57%) InVision
2 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.23%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.69%) SAP MDG
1 6 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.46%) SAP MDM
3 4 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.34%) Magento
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.34%) SAP FI-CA
4 3 (0.34%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 293 (33.52%) Azure
2 243 (27.80%) AWS
3 133 (15.22%) GCP
4 87 (9.95%) PaaS
5 80 (9.15%) GitHub
6 66 (7.55%) IaaS
7 58 (6.64%) Serverless
8 52 (5.95%) Power Platform
9 48 (5.49%) Cloud Computing
10 30 (3.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (3.32%) Amazon S3
12 28 (3.20%) AWS Lambda
13 23 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
13 23 (2.63%) SaaS
14 21 (2.40%) OpenShift
15 18 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
16 17 (1.95%) Datadog
17 15 (1.72%) Amazon ECS
17 15 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
18 13 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.66%) DNS
2 29 (3.32%) HTTP
3 26 (2.97%) Firewall
4 20 (2.29%) VPN
5 14 (1.60%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.49%) DHCP
7 11 (1.26%) Internet
7 11 (1.26%) SSL
8 7 (0.80%) Network Security
8 7 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (0.57%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.57%) VoIP
9 5 (0.57%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.46%) Broadband
10 4 (0.46%) CTI
10 4 (0.46%) SAN
11 3 (0.34%) SSH
12 2 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.23%) IPsec
12 2 (0.23%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (7.21%) Data Lake
2 53 (6.06%) MySQL
3 52 (5.95%) Power BI
4 50 (5.72%) SQL Server
5 49 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
6 47 (5.38%) Big Data
6 47 (5.38%) Relational Database
7 44 (5.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 42 (4.81%) NoSQL
9 33 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (3.43%) HDInsight
11 28 (3.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 28 (3.20%) BigQuery
11 28 (3.20%) Redis
12 22 (2.52%) MongoDB
13 21 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (1.60%) Hadoop
15 11 (1.26%) Apache Hive
15 11 (1.26%) RDBMS
16 9 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 207 (23.68%) Jenkins
2 167 (19.11%) Git (software)
3 121 (13.84%) JIRA
4 84 (9.61%) Selenium
5 59 (6.75%) Cucumber
6 53 (6.06%) TeamCity
7 45 (5.15%) Visual Studio
8 38 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
9 35 (4.00%) webpack
10 33 (3.78%) Octopus Deploy
11 30 (3.43%) Babel
12 29 (3.32%) JMeter
13 28 (3.20%) gulp
14 23 (2.63%) GitLab
15 21 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
16 20 (2.29%) Bitbucket
16 20 (2.29%) Jasmine
16 20 (2.29%) Maven
16 20 (2.29%) Mockito
16 20 (2.29%) NUnit
General
1 98 (11.21%) Finance
2 39 (4.46%) Public Sector
3 28 (3.20%) Banking
4 22 (2.52%) Marketing
5 18 (2.06%) Retail
6 16 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.49%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.14%) Front Office
8 10 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.92%) Advertising
10 6 (0.69%) Billing
10 6 (0.69%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.57%) Law
11 5 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.46%) Games
12 4 (0.46%) Legal
12 4 (0.46%) Publishing
13 3 (0.34%) Electronics
13 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 277 (31.69%) Developer
2 147 (16.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 90 (10.30%) Java Developer
4 75 (8.58%) Architect
5 54 (6.18%) Full Stack Developer
6 46 (5.26%) React Developer
7 44 (5.03%) Senior Developer
8 37 (4.23%) Azure Engineer
9 36 (4.12%) Cloud Engineer
10 34 (3.89%) AWS DevOps
10 34 (3.89%) C# Developer
11 31 (3.55%) Analyst
11 31 (3.55%) Senior DevOps
12 30 (3.43%) Tester
13 28 (3.20%) AWS Engineer
14 27 (3.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 25 (2.86%) .NET Developer
15 25 (2.86%) Technical Architect
16 24 (2.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 23 (2.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (10.98%) React
2 90 (10.30%) Node.js
3 86 (9.84%) Web Services
4 85 (9.73%) HTML
5 84 (9.61%) AngularJS
6 75 (8.58%) .NET
6 75 (8.58%) Spring
7 74 (8.47%) CSS
8 73 (8.35%) RESTful
9 58 (6.64%) JSON
10 55 (6.29%) REST
11 45 (5.15%) Kafka
12 41 (4.69%) .NET Core
13 40 (4.58%) Spring Boot
14 39 (4.46%) XML
15 26 (2.97%) HTML5
16 25 (2.86%) jQuery
17 24 (2.75%) .NET Framework
17 24 (2.75%) ASP.NET
17 24 (2.75%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.18%) Greenfield Project
2 47 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.32%) User Experience
4 21 (2.40%) Public Cloud
5 18 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.72%) Data Centre
6 15 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.49%) Cloud Native
8 10 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (0.92%) Data Structures
9 8 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (0.92%) Marketing Technology
10 7 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.57%) VUI
12 5 (0.57%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 156 (17.85%) Linux
2 117 (13.39%) Windows
3 48 (5.49%) Unix
4 24 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (2.17%) Mac OS X
6 16 (1.83%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.72%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.03%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.92%) Android
10 7 (0.80%) CoreOS
10 7 (0.80%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.57%) CentOS
11 5 (0.57%) VMS
12 2 (0.23%) Debian
12 2 (0.23%) HPUX
13 1 (0.11%) Fedora
13 1 (0.11%) Solaris
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 579 (66.25%) Agile Software Development
2 427 (48.86%) Continuous Integration
3 422 (48.28%) DevOps
4 272 (31.12%) Test Automation
5 266 (30.43%) TDD
6 203 (23.23%) Scrum
7 185 (21.17%) Microservices
8 118 (13.50%) Infrastructure as Code
9 116 (13.27%) Software Engineering
10 111 (12.70%) BDD
10 111 (12.70%) Open Source
11 98 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
12 94 (10.76%) Kanban
13 84 (9.61%) Analytics
14 82 (9.38%) Mentoring
15 77 (8.81%) User Stories
16 69 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
17 63 (7.21%) ITIL
18 58 (6.64%) Configuration Management
19 54 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 261 (29.86%) Java
2 190 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 185 (21.17%) Python
4 112 (12.81%) SQL
5 96 (10.98%) Ruby
6 95 (10.87%) C#
7 80 (9.15%) PowerShell
8 69 (7.89%) Java 8
9 64 (7.32%) Scala
10 50 (5.72%) Go
11 48 (5.49%) Bash Shell
12 34 (3.89%) ES6
13 31 (3.55%) TypeScript
14 29 (3.32%) Groovy
15 18 (2.06%) Perl
15 18 (2.06%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.37%) C++
17 11 (1.26%) PHP
18 10 (1.14%) Apple Swift
18 10 (1.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 74 (8.47%) Security Cleared
2 53 (6.06%) Degree
3 41 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.37%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.14%) RHCE
7 8 (0.92%) CCNA
7 8 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.80%) DBS Check
8 7 (0.80%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.80%) ISEB
9 6 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.57%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.57%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.46%) CISM
11 4 (0.46%) CISSP
12 3 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (0.11%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (9.84%) QA
2 15 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 13 (1.49%) NIST
4 7 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.69%) GDPR
6 3 (0.34%) PMO
6 3 (0.34%) WCAG
7 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 181 (20.71%) Docker
2 45 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
3 26 (2.97%) Active Directory
4 20 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (2.06%) vSphere
6 8 (0.92%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.46%) HDFS
8 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.23%) NFS
9 1 (0.11%) KVM
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.11%) SRDF
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 171 (19.57%) Kubernetes
2 132 (15.10%) Terraform
3 118 (13.50%) Ansible
4 63 (7.21%) Puppet
5 51 (5.84%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.60%) Prometheus
7 11 (1.26%) Salt
7 11 (1.26%) Suricata
8 8 (0.92%) Packer
8 8 (0.92%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 7 (0.80%) Grafana
10 5 (0.57%) Kibana
10 5 (0.57%) MIIS
10 5 (0.57%) Nessus
11 4 (0.46%) Nagios
12 3 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.34%) logstash
12 3 (0.34%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.34%) SELinux
13 2 (0.23%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 119 (13.62%) Microsoft
2 94 (10.76%) Google
3 41 (4.69%) Atlassian
4 39 (4.46%) Oracle
4 39 (4.46%) Red Hat
5 32 (3.66%) Splunk
6 22 (2.52%) VMware
7 21 (2.40%) ServiceNow
8 18 (2.06%) SAP
9 17 (1.95%) Informatica
9 17 (1.95%) Tableau
10 16 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.72%) Databricks
12 14 (1.60%) Adobe
12 14 (1.60%) Qualys
12 14 (1.60%) TOWER Software
13 10 (1.14%) Cisco
13 10 (1.14%) New Relic
14 8 (0.92%) AppDynamics
14 8 (0.92%) EMC