Period
to 28 May 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 28 May 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 174 151 135
Rank change year-on-year -23 -16 +38
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 621 1,524 1,862
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.48% 1.84% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.10% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 1,027 1,404
Median daily rate £550 £520 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +1.46% +2.50%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £407
90th Percentile £721 £675 £656
UK median daily rate £550 £515 £513
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.49% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £66.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.37% +2.31%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £66.50
% change year-on-year - -47.37% +2.31%

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 35,937 72,687 80,249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.76% 87.62% 87.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,983 48,377 53,276
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,188 1,876 2,125
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.91 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.40% +13.23% -13.73%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £29.88 £24.83 £22.00
% change year-on-year +20.31% +12.88% -13.73%

Continuous Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Delivery in England

Continuous Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Continuous Delivery in England.

Daily rate trend for Continuous Delivery in England

Continuous Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Continuous Delivery in England over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Continuous Delivery in England

Continuous Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Continuous Delivery in England.

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 28 May 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 -11 360 £575 +6.48% 25
South East +13 99 £530 +9.96% 12
North of England +8 64 £488 +2.63% 17
South West +34 45 £603 +9.59% 9
Yorkshire +24 38 £500 +4.99% 2
Midlands +4 38 £463 -2.63% 8
West Midlands +10 34 £456 +1.39% 4
North West +17 18 £400 -23.81% 10
East of England +17 13 £498 +4.74% 7
North East -5 9 £450 +0.56% 5
East Midlands +24 4 £475 -5.00% 4
Continuous Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 406 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (56.36%) DevOps
3 348 (56.04%) Continuous Integration
4 252 (40.58%) Azure
5 232 (37.36%) AWS
6 211 (33.98%) Test Automation
7 195 (31.40%) Java
8 167 (26.89%) Kubernetes
9 152 (24.48%) Docker
10 149 (23.99%) JavaScript
11 148 (23.83%) TDD
12 145 (23.35%) Jenkins
12 145 (23.35%) Python
12 145 (23.35%) Git (software)
13 141 (22.71%) Microservices
14 138 (22.22%) Microsoft
15 132 (21.26%) Scrum
16 131 (21.10%) Linux
17 129 (20.77%) Infrastructure as Code
18 127 (20.45%) Terraform
19 118 (19.00%) SQL
20 116 (18.68%) GCP
21 109 (17.55%) Ansible
22 99 (15.94%) Windows
22 99 (15.94%) Software Engineering
23 87 (14.01%) PowerShell
24 85 (13.69%) Finance
25 82 (13.20%) Open Source
25 82 (13.20%) Analytics
26 79 (12.72%) Security Cleared

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 57 (9.18%) Confluence
2 24 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (3.22%) Apache Spark
4 13 (2.09%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.93%) Apache
6 9 (1.45%) IIS
6 9 (1.45%) JBoss
6 9 (1.45%) nginx
6 9 (1.45%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.29%) Red Hat Fuse
8 6 (0.97%) CMS
8 6 (0.97%) Mule
9 5 (0.81%) Anypoint
9 5 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.81%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.32%) Drupal
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.32%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.48%) SAP FI-CA
2 3 (0.48%) SAP PSCD
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 252 (40.58%) Azure
2 232 (37.36%) AWS
3 116 (18.68%) GCP
4 74 (11.92%) PaaS
5 71 (11.43%) GitHub
6 58 (9.34%) IaaS
7 53 (8.53%) Power Platform
8 32 (5.15%) Cloud Computing
9 28 (4.51%) AWS CloudFormation
10 23 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (3.38%) Serverless
12 19 (3.06%) Amazon EKS
13 18 (2.90%) Amazon S3
14 15 (2.42%) SaaS
15 13 (2.09%) OpenShift
15 13 (2.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 12 (1.93%) Amazon ECS
16 12 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
17 11 (1.77%) Azure Data Factory
17 11 (1.77%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 49 (7.89%) HTTP
2 36 (5.80%) TCP/IP
3 35 (5.64%) SSL
4 26 (4.19%) DNS
4 26 (4.19%) Firewall
5 20 (3.22%) HTTPS
6 10 (1.61%) Skype
7 6 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
7 6 (0.97%) SAN
8 3 (0.48%) Internet
8 3 (0.48%) Network Security
9 2 (0.32%) DHCP
9 2 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.32%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.16%) Broadband
10 1 (0.16%) VPN
10 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.82%) Data Lake
2 57 (9.18%) NoSQL
3 52 (8.37%) Power BI
4 48 (7.73%) SQL Server
5 44 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (6.12%) HDInsight
7 34 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (3.86%) MySQL
10 18 (2.90%) Big Data
11 17 (2.74%) Hadoop
11 17 (2.74%) Redis
12 14 (2.25%) MongoDB
13 11 (1.77%) BigQuery
13 11 (1.77%) MariaDB
14 10 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (1.61%) Relational Database
14 10 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (1.61%) SQL Server 2017
15 9 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 145 (23.35%) Git (software)
1 145 (23.35%) Jenkins
2 73 (11.76%) JIRA
3 63 (10.14%) Visual Studio
4 44 (7.09%) Selenium
5 37 (5.96%) Cucumber
6 30 (4.83%) CircleCI
7 23 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
8 20 (3.22%) GitLab
9 18 (2.90%) TeamCity
10 16 (2.58%) Maven
11 15 (2.42%) SpecFlow
12 14 (2.25%) Bitbucket
13 13 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (2.09%) WebDriver
14 12 (1.93%) Mocha
15 11 (1.77%) Postman
15 11 (1.77%) webpack
16 10 (1.61%) SonarQube
16 10 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 85 (13.69%) Finance
2 38 (6.12%) Public Sector
3 31 (4.99%) Banking
4 14 (2.25%) Front Office
5 11 (1.77%) Retail
6 10 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.97%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.97%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.81%) Marketing
9 4 (0.64%) Legal
9 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.48%) Games
10 3 (0.48%) Law
10 3 (0.48%) Publishing
10 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Back Office
12 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 201 (32.37%) Developer
2 148 (23.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 80 (12.88%) Java Developer
4 43 (6.92%) Azure Engineer
5 39 (6.28%) Cloud Engineer
6 38 (6.12%) Architect
7 32 (5.15%) AWS Engineer
7 32 (5.15%) Lead DevOps
8 31 (4.99%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 31 (4.99%) Python Developer
9 30 (4.83%) Azure DevOps
10 28 (4.51%) Full Stack Developer
10 28 (4.51%) Platform Engineer
11 25 (4.03%) React Developer
12 24 (3.86%) AWS DevOps
13 22 (3.54%) Senior DevOps
13 22 (3.54%) Technical Architect
14 20 (3.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 19 (3.06%) AWS Developer
15 19 (3.06%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (12.08%) Spring
2 65 (10.47%) RESTful
3 63 (10.14%) Node.js
4 61 (9.82%) .NET
5 59 (9.50%) AngularJS
6 57 (9.18%) React
7 47 (7.57%) Web Services
8 44 (7.09%) HTML
9 40 (6.44%) REST
10 38 (6.12%) CSS
11 37 (5.96%) Kafka
12 35 (5.64%) Spring Boot
13 34 (5.48%) JSON
14 32 (5.15%) XML
15 24 (3.86%) Spring Security
16 22 (3.54%) RabbitMQ
17 21 (3.38%) Guice
18 20 (3.22%) JAAS
19 16 (2.58%) .NET Core
20 15 (2.42%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.96%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 22 (3.54%) Cloud Native
5 20 (3.22%) Linux Command Line
5 20 (3.22%) User Experience
6 16 (2.58%) Virtual Team
7 13 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (2.09%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.61%) Derivative
10 8 (1.29%) Enterprise Cloud
10 8 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.13%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.81%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.81%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.81%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 131 (21.10%) Linux
2 99 (15.94%) Windows
3 27 (4.35%) Unix
4 12 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.45%) Mac OS X
6 8 (1.29%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.81%) CentOS
8 4 (0.64%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.48%) AIX
10 1 (0.16%) Android
10 1 (0.16%) Debian
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.16%) SUSE
10 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (56.36%) DevOps
3 348 (56.04%) Continuous Integration
4 211 (33.98%) Test Automation
5 148 (23.83%) TDD
6 141 (22.71%) Microservices
7 132 (21.26%) Scrum
8 129 (20.77%) Infrastructure as Code
9 99 (15.94%) Software Engineering
10 82 (13.20%) Analytics
10 82 (13.20%) Open Source
11 69 (11.11%) BDD
11 69 (11.11%) Configuration Management
12 65 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
13 55 (8.86%) SDLC
14 50 (8.05%) Security Testing
15 49 (7.89%) Kanban
16 48 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
17 47 (7.57%) Data Management
17 47 (7.57%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 195 (31.40%) Java
2 149 (23.99%) JavaScript
3 145 (23.35%) Python
4 118 (19.00%) SQL
5 87 (14.01%) PowerShell
6 65 (10.47%) C#
7 47 (7.57%) Ruby
8 45 (7.25%) Java 8
9 38 (6.12%) TypeScript
10 37 (5.96%) Scala
11 35 (5.64%) Bash Shell
12 32 (5.15%) Go
13 25 (4.03%) Kotlin
14 18 (2.90%) ES6
15 17 (2.74%) Shell Script
16 14 (2.25%) C++
17 12 (1.93%) Groovy
18 10 (1.61%) PHP
19 6 (0.97%) Perl
20 5 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (12.72%) Security Cleared
2 63 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 32 (5.15%) Degree
4 20 (3.22%) AWS Certification
5 19 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (2.09%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.13%) CCNA
8 7 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.13%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.97%) ISEB
9 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.64%) CISM
11 4 (0.64%) CISSP
11 4 (0.64%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.16%) CISA
13 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.48%) QA
2 6 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (0.97%) NIST
3 4 (0.64%) P3O
4 3 (0.48%) COBIT
4 3 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.48%) NCSC
5 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.32%) GDPR
5 2 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.32%) WCAG
6 1 (0.16%) PMO
6 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 152 (24.48%) Docker
2 39 (6.28%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (1.77%) vSphere
4 9 (1.45%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.29%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.64%) HDFS
6 4 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 167 (26.89%) Kubernetes
2 127 (20.45%) Terraform
3 109 (17.55%) Ansible
4 62 (9.98%) Puppet
5 59 (9.50%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (4.67%) Prometheus
7 27 (4.35%) Salt
8 16 (2.58%) Zipkin
9 7 (1.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 5 (0.81%) Grafana
10 5 (0.81%) logstash
11 4 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.64%) Graphite
11 4 (0.64%) Nagios
11 4 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.48%) Kibana
12 3 (0.48%) MIIS
12 3 (0.48%) Packer
12 3 (0.48%) Rundeck
13 2 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 138 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 72 (11.59%) Google
3 35 (5.64%) Atlassian
4 26 (4.19%) Informatica
5 21 (3.38%) Oracle
6 15 (2.42%) Red Hat
7 12 (1.93%) Tableau
8 11 (1.77%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.61%) TOWER Software
9 10 (1.61%) VMware
10 8 (1.29%) Adobe
10 8 (1.29%) Databricks
10 8 (1.29%) Hortonworks
10 8 (1.29%) Lets Encrypt
10 8 (1.29%) MuleSoft
10 8 (1.29%) SAP
11 7 (1.13%) EMC
11 7 (1.13%) New Relic
11 7 (1.13%) Splunk
12 6 (0.97%) Cisco