Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 178 147 161
Rank change year-on-year -31 +14 +8
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 1,209 1,752 1,545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.55% 1.86% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 2.14% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 1,227 1,114
England median daily rate £540 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £382 £375
90th Percentile £725 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
England median hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £55.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% +12.41% -6.26%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £65.84 £55.60
% change year-on-year -46.84% +18.41% -6.26%

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 67,431 81,888 78,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.73% 86.83% 86.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,785 54,649 52,660
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £644 £630
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,983 2,203 1,882
England median hourly rate £24.35 £21.00 £24.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.98% -15.05% +9.84%
10th Percentile £11.77 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.50 £24.87
% change year-on-year +17.07% -17.57% +10.53%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 -30 692 £563 +2.27% 154
South East -11 209 £475 +5.56% 32
Midlands +44 103 £500 +5.26% 39
North of England -28 86 £500 - 53
West Midlands +28 76 £475 -5.00% 27
South West -10 58 £525 +21.39% 8
East of England +38 56 £450 -20.00% 30
Yorkshire +29 41 £459 -3.42% 22
North West -15 35 £525 +11.11% 21
East Midlands +39 27 £500 +31.58% 11
North East -10 10 £505 -3.81% 10
Continuous Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 872 (72.13%) Agile Software Development
2 564 (46.65%) DevOps
3 560 (46.32%) Continuous Integration
4 421 (34.82%) TDD
5 383 (31.68%) Java
6 367 (30.36%) Azure
7 363 (30.02%) AWS
8 316 (26.14%) Test Automation
9 315 (26.05%) Python
10 307 (25.39%) Scrum
11 301 (24.90%) Jenkins
12 293 (24.23%) JavaScript
13 288 (23.82%) Docker
14 250 (20.68%) Git (software)
15 234 (19.35%) Microservices
16 226 (18.69%) Linux
17 198 (16.38%) Kubernetes
18 166 (13.73%) BDD
18 166 (13.73%) SQL
19 162 (13.40%) JIRA
20 158 (13.07%) C#
20 158 (13.07%) Terraform
21 156 (12.90%) Open Source
21 156 (12.90%) Kanban
22 152 (12.57%) GCP
23 151 (12.49%) AngularJS
24 148 (12.24%) Finance
25 142 (11.75%) Ansible
26 137 (11.33%) React
27 136 (11.25%) HTML

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
1 104 (8.60%) Confluence
2 56 (4.63%) Apache Spark
3 47 (3.89%) Apache
4 37 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
5 30 (2.48%) Tomcat
6 22 (1.82%) IIS
7 20 (1.65%) nginx
8 16 (1.32%) JBoss
9 15 (1.24%) WordPress
10 13 (1.08%) Apache Airflow
10 13 (1.08%) Umbraco
11 12 (0.99%) Jetty
12 9 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.66%) Apache Pig
13 8 (0.66%) CMS
14 7 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (0.50%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.50%) Oracle Self-Service HR
15 6 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (0.50%) InVision
1 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.41%) Figma
2 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.25%) Sketch
4 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.083%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.58%) SAP MDG
3 4 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.33%) SAP MDM
3 4 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.17%) HFM
6 1 (0.083%) Magento
6 1 (0.083%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.083%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 367 (30.36%) Azure
2 363 (30.02%) AWS
3 152 (12.57%) GCP
4 79 (6.53%) PaaS
5 77 (6.37%) GitHub
6 73 (6.04%) Serverless
7 54 (4.47%) Power Platform
8 52 (4.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 51 (4.22%) Amazon S3
10 49 (4.05%) IaaS
11 47 (3.89%) AWS Lambda
12 45 (3.72%) OpenShift
13 38 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
14 35 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
14 35 (2.89%) Azure Data Factory
15 34 (2.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 30 (2.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 25 (2.07%) Amazon SQS
18 22 (1.82%) Amazon ECS
18 22 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.98%) HTTP
2 24 (1.99%) VPN
3 23 (1.90%) Internet
4 22 (1.82%) DNS
4 22 (1.82%) Firewall
5 20 (1.65%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.24%) SSL
7 9 (0.74%) Unified Communications
8 7 (0.58%) Network Security
8 7 (0.58%) SSH
8 7 (0.58%) WAN
9 6 (0.50%) Broadband
9 6 (0.50%) FTP
9 6 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (0.50%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (0.41%) VoIP
11 4 (0.33%) CTI
11 4 (0.33%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.25%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (8.60%) Big Data
2 87 (7.20%) SQL Server
3 76 (6.29%) MySQL
4 73 (6.04%) Relational Database
5 65 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
6 57 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
6 57 (4.71%) NoSQL
7 53 (4.38%) Power BI
8 49 (4.05%) Data Lake
9 44 (3.64%) BigQuery
10 37 (3.06%) Redis
11 34 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
11 34 (2.81%) SQL Server 2017
12 33 (2.73%) Hadoop
13 32 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
14 30 (2.48%) MongoDB
15 28 (2.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 26 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 22 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
17 22 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 301 (24.90%) Jenkins
2 250 (20.68%) Git (software)
3 162 (13.40%) JIRA
4 113 (9.35%) Selenium
5 65 (5.38%) Visual Studio Team System
6 63 (5.21%) TeamCity
7 60 (4.96%) Cucumber
8 59 (4.88%) Maven
9 52 (4.30%) webpack
10 49 (4.05%) Sonatype Nexus
11 43 (3.56%) gulp
12 37 (3.06%) Babel
13 34 (2.81%) Octopus Deploy
13 34 (2.81%) Visual Studio
13 34 (2.81%) WebDriver
14 32 (2.65%) JUnit
15 31 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
16 29 (2.40%) IntelliJ
17 28 (2.32%) JMeter
18 27 (2.23%) Gradle
General
1 148 (12.24%) Finance
2 78 (6.45%) Public Sector
3 55 (4.55%) Banking
4 40 (3.31%) Retail
5 33 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.07%) Marketing
7 22 (1.82%) Games
8 20 (1.65%) Legal
9 19 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.91%) Front Office
11 10 (0.83%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.74%) Advertising
13 8 (0.66%) Law
14 7 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.50%) Billing
15 6 (0.50%) Electronics
16 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.25%) Local Government
17 3 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 420 (34.74%) Developer
2 186 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 144 (11.91%) Java Developer
4 103 (8.52%) Architect
5 91 (7.53%) Senior Developer
6 80 (6.62%) Full Stack Developer
7 54 (4.47%) React Developer
8 51 (4.22%) Cloud Engineer
9 45 (3.72%) AWS Engineer
10 44 (3.64%) Analyst
11 42 (3.47%) C# Developer
11 42 (3.47%) Data Engineer
12 40 (3.31%) AWS DevOps
12 40 (3.31%) Azure Engineer
12 40 (3.31%) Java Developer - Fintech
13 39 (3.23%) Azure DevOps
14 37 (3.06%) .NET Developer
15 35 (2.89%) Lead DevOps
16 34 (2.81%) Scala Developer
17 32 (2.65%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (12.49%) AngularJS
2 137 (11.33%) React
3 136 (11.25%) HTML
4 134 (11.08%) Node.js
5 122 (10.09%) .NET
5 122 (10.09%) Spring
6 115 (9.51%) Web Services
7 108 (8.93%) CSS
7 108 (8.93%) RESTful
8 94 (7.78%) JSON
9 83 (6.87%) REST
10 82 (6.78%) Kafka
11 69 (5.71%) jQuery
12 57 (4.71%) HTML5
13 52 (4.30%) XML
14 50 (4.14%) Spring Boot
15 47 (3.89%) .NET Core
16 39 (3.23%) ASP.NET
17 37 (3.06%) RabbitMQ
18 33 (2.73%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 88 (7.28%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (4.71%) User Experience
3 39 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (2.65%) Public Cloud
5 21 (1.74%) Cloud Native
5 21 (1.74%) Mobile App
6 20 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
7 15 (1.24%) Enterprise Cloud
7 15 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 12 (0.99%) Data Centre
8 12 (0.99%) Derivative
8 12 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (0.91%) Data Structures
9 11 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (0.83%) Algorithms
10 10 (0.83%) N-Tier
10 10 (0.83%) Replication
11 9 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
13 7 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 226 (18.69%) Linux
2 106 (8.77%) Windows
3 61 (5.05%) Unix
4 38 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (2.07%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.74%) Windows Server
7 20 (1.65%) Android
7 20 (1.65%) Mac OS X
8 14 (1.16%) Mac OS
9 12 (0.99%) CentOS
10 11 (0.91%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.66%) Debian
12 7 (0.58%) VMS
13 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.41%) Mesosphere
15 2 (0.17%) Fedora
16 1 (0.083%) HPUX
16 1 (0.083%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 872 (72.13%) Agile Software Development
2 564 (46.65%) DevOps
3 560 (46.32%) Continuous Integration
4 421 (34.82%) TDD
5 316 (26.14%) Test Automation
6 307 (25.39%) Scrum
7 234 (19.35%) Microservices
8 166 (13.73%) BDD
9 156 (12.90%) Kanban
9 156 (12.90%) Open Source
10 126 (10.42%) Mentoring
11 119 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
12 111 (9.18%) OO
12 111 (9.18%) Software Engineering
13 103 (8.52%) Continuous Improvement
14 102 (8.44%) User Stories
15 99 (8.19%) Infrastructure as Code
16 98 (8.11%) Deployment Automation
17 94 (7.78%) Configuration Management
18 79 (6.53%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 383 (31.68%) Java
2 315 (26.05%) Python
3 293 (24.23%) JavaScript
4 166 (13.73%) SQL
5 158 (13.07%) C#
6 132 (10.92%) Ruby
7 121 (10.01%) Scala
8 99 (8.19%) Java 8
8 99 (8.19%) PowerShell
9 86 (7.11%) Bash Shell
10 58 (4.80%) ES6
10 58 (4.80%) Perl
11 42 (3.47%) Go
12 38 (3.14%) PHP
12 38 (3.14%) TypeScript
13 33 (2.73%) Groovy
14 24 (1.99%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.90%) T-SQL
16 17 (1.41%) PL/SQL
17 15 (1.24%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 109 (9.02%) Security Cleared
2 72 (5.96%) Degree
3 69 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 32 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.57%) AWS Certification
6 15 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (1.24%) DBS Check
6 15 (1.24%) RHCE
7 12 (0.99%) CTC Cleared
8 11 (0.91%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.83%) Master's Degree
10 9 (0.74%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.74%) ISEB
11 5 (0.41%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.25%) CCNA
12 3 (0.25%) CISA
12 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.25%) CISM
12 3 (0.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (7.94%) QA
2 16 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 13 (1.08%) NIST
3 13 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.58%) SLA
5 6 (0.50%) GDPR
6 4 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.17%) PMO
7 2 (0.17%) WCAG
8 1 (0.083%) GxP
8 1 (0.083%) PSD2
System Software
1 288 (23.82%) Docker
2 29 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.50%) HDFS
5 6 (0.50%) vSphere
6 5 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.33%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.33%) Samba
7 4 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.25%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.25%) XenApp
9 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.083%) KVM
10 1 (0.083%) NFS
10 1 (0.083%) Xen
Systems Management
1 198 (16.38%) Kubernetes
2 158 (13.07%) Terraform
3 142 (11.75%) Ansible
4 89 (7.36%) Puppet
5 81 (6.70%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (1.90%) Suricata
7 22 (1.82%) Salt
8 14 (1.16%) Prometheus
9 13 (1.08%) Grafana
9 13 (1.08%) Graphite
10 12 (0.99%) Kibana
11 11 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
12 9 (0.74%) Nessus
13 8 (0.66%) logstash
14 7 (0.58%) Nagios
15 6 (0.50%) Nmap
15 6 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
15 6 (0.50%) SCCM
15 6 (0.50%) SCOM
15 6 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 121 (10.01%) Microsoft
2 111 (9.18%) Google
3 69 (5.71%) Red Hat
4 62 (5.13%) Oracle
5 54 (4.47%) Splunk
6 51 (4.22%) Atlassian
7 38 (3.14%) Databricks
8 31 (2.56%) Tableau
8 31 (2.56%) VMware
9 25 (2.07%) Qualys
10 22 (1.82%) ServiceNow
11 20 (1.65%) SAP
12 19 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
13 17 (1.41%) New Relic
14 16 (1.32%) AppDynamics
14 16 (1.32%) HP
15 14 (1.16%) Adobe
15 14 (1.16%) Cisco
16 12 (0.99%) Cloudera
17 11 (0.91%) BMC