Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 174 240
Rank change year-on-year +55 +66 +112
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 1,989 1,401 1,056
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.13% 1.58% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 1.87% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,524 945 791
England median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £400 £350 £363
90th Percentile £652 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £513 £495 £495
% change year-on-year +3.54% - -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 6
England median hourly rate £61.25 £67.89 £58.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.78% +15.56% -
10th Percentile £48.75 £53.78 £44.00
90th Percentile £67.28 £74.34 £72.50
UK median hourly rate £61.25 £67.89 £58.75
% change year-on-year -9.78% +15.56% -

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 79,094 74,739 82,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.88% 84.03% 82.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,258 49,884 54,445
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £295 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,909 2,039 2,421
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +5.26% +16.74%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.37 £11.38
90th Percentile £50.55 £49.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% - +24.22%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +26 1,120 £525 +5.00% 250
South East +120 361 £475 +11.76% 58
North of England +56 231 £509 +13.17% 64
Midlands +32 123 £500 - 32
North West +41 110 £500 +2.56% 47
South West +46 103 £445 +0.56% 35
West Midlands +27 83 £538 +19.44% 20
Yorkshire 0 78 £525 +23.53% 11
East of England -52 62 £450 -5.26% 35
North East +64 49 £550 +25.57% 6
East Midlands +20 37 £450 -12.62% 12
Continuous Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 1,405 (70.64%) Agile Software Development
2 1,080 (54.30%) DevOps
3 1,013 (50.93%) Continuous Integration
4 773 (38.86%) Java
5 680 (34.19%) TDD
6 661 (33.23%) Jenkins
7 622 (31.27%) Test Automation
8 614 (30.87%) Scrum
9 613 (30.82%) Amazon AWS
10 576 (28.96%) Linux
11 562 (28.26%) Git (software)
12 521 (26.19%) Python
13 510 (25.64%) Docker
14 470 (23.63%) BDD
15 421 (21.17%) JavaScript
16 387 (19.46%) Kanban
17 381 (19.16%) Ansible
18 366 (18.40%) Microservices
19 359 (18.05%) Web Services
20 353 (17.75%) Puppet
21 352 (17.70%) Configuration Management
22 340 (17.09%) Finance
22 340 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
23 331 (16.64%) Ruby
24 325 (16.34%) JIRA
25 297 (14.93%) Open Source
26 295 (14.83%) RESTful
27 267 (13.42%) .NET
28 264 (13.27%) QA
29 257 (12.92%) 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
1 237 (11.92%) Confluence
2 87 (4.37%) Apache
3 84 (4.22%) OpenStack
4 81 (4.07%) Tomcat
5 80 (4.02%) Apache Spark
5 80 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
6 58 (2.92%) nginx
7 35 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
8 34 (1.71%) JBoss
9 27 (1.36%) WebSphere
10 25 (1.26%) Mule
11 18 (0.90%) CMS
12 17 (0.85%) IIS
13 16 (0.80%) Jetty
14 14 (0.70%) WildFly
15 13 (0.65%) WebLogic
16 12 (0.60%) Apache Solr
17 11 (0.55%) Apache Pig
17 11 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 8 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.10%) SPSS
4 1 (0.050%) HipChat
4 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (0.50%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.40%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 5 (0.25%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.20%) Magento
6 3 (0.15%) RMDS
7 2 (0.10%) OpenText Process Suite
7 2 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.050%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.050%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.050%) Summit
8 1 (0.050%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 613 (30.82%) Amazon AWS
2 340 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 148 (7.44%) PaaS
4 124 (6.23%) Serverless
5 116 (5.83%) IaaS
6 87 (4.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 85 (4.27%) OpenShift
8 81 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
9 77 (3.87%) GitHub
10 69 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
11 66 (3.32%) AWS Lambda
12 57 (2.87%) Slack
13 56 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
14 42 (2.11%) Amazon S3
14 42 (2.11%) SaaS
15 33 (1.66%) Heroku
16 28 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 28 (1.41%) npm
17 27 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
18 25 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (5.28%) HTTP
2 81 (4.07%) Firewall
3 45 (2.26%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.71%) DNS
4 34 (1.71%) Internet
5 22 (1.11%) Network Security
6 18 (0.90%) Kerberos
6 18 (0.90%) SMS
7 15 (0.75%) OpenLDAP
8 14 (0.70%) SSL
8 14 (0.70%) VPN
9 12 (0.60%) OpenVPN
10 11 (0.55%) SSH
11 10 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
12 6 (0.30%) DHCP
13 3 (0.15%) DSL
13 3 (0.15%) SAN
14 2 (0.10%) RTP
14 2 (0.10%) VLAN
14 2 (0.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (9.10%) NoSQL
2 179 (9.00%) MongoDB
3 175 (8.80%) PostgreSQL
4 163 (8.20%) Relational Database
5 160 (8.04%) MySQL
6 152 (7.64%) SQL Server
7 138 (6.94%) Big Data
8 137 (6.89%) Hadoop
9 85 (4.27%) Redis
10 58 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
11 52 (2.61%) RDBMS
12 38 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
13 31 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 31 (1.56%) Oracle Database
14 26 (1.31%) Apache Hive
15 24 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 20 (1.01%) NuoDB
17 16 (0.80%) DB2
17 16 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 661 (33.23%) Jenkins
2 562 (28.26%) Git (software)
3 325 (16.34%) JIRA
4 217 (10.91%) Maven
5 208 (10.46%) Cucumber
6 201 (10.11%) Selenium
7 196 (9.85%) TeamCity
8 109 (5.48%) Sonatype Nexus
9 102 (5.13%) JUnit
10 101 (5.08%) SonarQube
11 96 (4.83%) Bitbucket
12 80 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
13 79 (3.97%) WebDriver
14 76 (3.82%) Octopus Deploy
15 67 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 66 (3.32%) Visual Studio
17 56 (2.82%) GitLab
18 51 (2.56%) Subversion
18 51 (2.56%) Vagrant
19 49 (2.46%) Gradle
General
1 340 (17.09%) Finance
2 170 (8.55%) Banking
3 65 (3.27%) Games
4 61 (3.07%) Retail
5 58 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.31%) Marketing
7 30 (1.51%) Publishing
8 29 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 29 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.16%) Electronics
9 23 (1.16%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.85%) Law
11 14 (0.70%) Retail Banking
12 11 (0.55%) Front Office
13 10 (0.50%) Back Office
14 9 (0.45%) Advertising
15 7 (0.35%) Legal
16 4 (0.20%) Hindi Language
16 4 (0.20%) Japanese Language
17 3 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 664 (33.38%) Developer
2 537 (27.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 228 (11.46%) Java Developer
4 159 (7.99%) Senior Developer
5 154 (7.74%) AWS Engineer
6 144 (7.24%) Architect
7 118 (5.93%) AWS DevOps
8 108 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
9 105 (5.28%) Senior DevOps
10 100 (5.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 96 (4.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 88 (4.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 88 (4.42%) Tester
13 85 (4.27%) Linux Engineer
14 77 (3.87%) Software Engineer
15 75 (3.77%) Java Engineer
16 74 (3.72%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 73 (3.67%) Consultant
18 72 (3.62%) Senior Java Developer
19 71 (3.57%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (18.05%) Web Services
2 295 (14.83%) RESTful
3 267 (13.42%) .NET
4 257 (12.92%) Node.js
5 240 (12.07%) HTML
6 235 (11.81%) CSS
7 207 (10.41%) REST
8 170 (8.55%) Spring
9 169 (8.50%) AngularJS
10 158 (7.94%) JSON
11 156 (7.84%) HTML5
12 132 (6.64%) CSS3
13 118 (5.93%) React
14 92 (4.63%) SOAP
15 68 (3.42%) Hibernate
16 67 (3.37%) jQuery
16 67 (3.37%) Redux
17 66 (3.32%) JMS
18 65 (3.27%) .NET Framework
19 63 (3.17%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 122 (6.13%) User Experience
2 96 (4.83%) Greenfield Project
3 83 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (3.42%) Public Cloud
5 61 (3.07%) Linux Command Line
6 48 (2.41%) Mobile App
7 43 (2.16%) Clustering
8 39 (1.96%) Computer Science
9 32 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.36%) Fintech
10 27 (1.36%) Management Information System
11 24 (1.21%) Enterprise Cloud
12 23 (1.16%) Cloud Native
12 23 (1.16%) Data Centre
13 17 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
13 17 (0.85%) Online Games
14 14 (0.70%) Digital Media
14 14 (0.70%) N-Tier
15 12 (0.60%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 576 (28.96%) Linux
2 197 (9.90%) Unix
2 197 (9.90%) Windows
3 131 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 52 (2.61%) CentOS
5 51 (2.56%) Mac OS X
6 34 (1.71%) Ubuntu
7 32 (1.61%) Android
8 26 (1.31%) Windows Server
9 23 (1.16%) Apple iOS
10 15 (0.75%) AIX
11 8 (0.40%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.40%) Solaris
12 6 (0.30%) VMS
13 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.20%) SmartOS
15 3 (0.15%) DC/OS
16 2 (0.10%) Debian
16 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,405 (70.64%) Agile Software Development
2 1,080 (54.30%) DevOps
3 1,013 (50.93%) Continuous Integration
4 680 (34.19%) TDD
5 622 (31.27%) Test Automation
6 614 (30.87%) Scrum
7 470 (23.63%) BDD
8 387 (19.46%) Kanban
9 366 (18.40%) Microservices
10 352 (17.70%) Configuration Management
11 297 (14.93%) Open Source
12 255 (12.82%) Software Engineering
13 254 (12.77%) Mentoring
14 196 (9.85%) User Stories
15 167 (8.40%) Coaching
16 166 (8.35%) Pair Programming
17 156 (7.84%) E-Commerce
18 147 (7.39%) SDLC
19 143 (7.19%) MVC
20 133 (6.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 773 (38.86%) Java
2 521 (26.19%) Python
3 421 (21.17%) JavaScript
4 331 (16.64%) Ruby
5 239 (12.02%) C#
6 217 (10.91%) SQL
7 191 (9.60%) Bash Shell
8 178 (8.95%) Scala
9 154 (7.74%) Perl
10 138 (6.94%) PowerShell
11 98 (4.93%) Groovy
12 85 (4.27%) TypeScript
13 73 (3.67%) ES6
14 63 (3.17%) Shell Script
15 59 (2.97%) PHP
16 49 (2.46%) Go
17 38 (1.91%) T-SQL
18 25 (1.26%) Kotlin
19 19 (0.96%) R
20 14 (0.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 145 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 111 (5.58%) SC Cleared
3 70 (3.52%) Degree
4 25 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (0.45%) AWS Certification
5 9 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.30%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.20%) CHECK Team Member
7 4 (0.20%) CISM
7 4 (0.20%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.20%) RHCE
8 3 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.10%) APMG
9 2 (0.10%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.10%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.10%) MCSE
10 1 (0.050%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (13.27%) QA
2 17 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.45%) GCP
5 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.25%) GDPR
7 3 (0.15%) WCAG
8 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.050%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.050%) PMO
8 1 (0.050%) PSD2
8 1 (0.050%) SLA
System Software
1 510 (25.64%) Docker
2 57 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
4 38 (1.91%) vCloud
5 30 (1.51%) Active Directory
6 17 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
7 16 (0.80%) HDFS
8 12 (0.60%) Postfix
8 12 (0.60%) Squid
8 12 (0.60%) Xen
9 9 (0.45%) Hyper-V
10 8 (0.40%) vSphere
11 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.25%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.20%) LXC
13 4 (0.20%) Varnish
14 2 (0.10%) NFS
14 2 (0.10%) OpenIDM
14 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 381 (19.16%) Ansible
2 353 (17.75%) Puppet
3 196 (9.85%) Opscode Chef
4 191 (9.60%) Terraform
5 174 (8.75%) Kubernetes
6 60 (3.02%) Mesos
7 50 (2.51%) Kibana
8 43 (2.16%) Grafana
8 43 (2.16%) ZABBIX
9 34 (1.71%) logstash
10 30 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
11 23 (1.16%) Rancher
11 23 (1.16%) Salt
12 20 (1.01%) Nagios
13 16 (0.80%) Packer
14 14 (0.70%) BladeLogic
15 12 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
15 12 (0.60%) Oozie
15 12 (0.60%) StatsD
15 12 (0.60%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 154 (7.74%) Red Hat
2 149 (7.49%) Microsoft
3 110 (5.53%) Oracle
3 110 (5.53%) Splunk
4 92 (4.63%) VMware
5 80 (4.02%) Atlassian
6 71 (3.57%) Google
7 59 (2.97%) AppDynamics
8 53 (2.66%) IBM
9 32 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
10 31 (1.56%) SAP
11 26 (1.31%) New Relic
12 21 (1.06%) SaltStack
13 14 (0.70%) Sonatype
14 11 (0.55%) Pega
15 10 (0.50%) Hortonworks
15 10 (0.50%) ION Trading
15 10 (0.50%) MuleSoft
16 9 (0.45%) Dynatrace
16 9 (0.45%) WorldPay