Period
to 23 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 164 214
Rank change year-on-year +25 +50 +161
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 1,757 1,355 1,235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.92% 1.61% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 1.89% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,275 954 916
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £350
90th Percentile £656 £625 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £489
% change year-on-year +7.69% -0.26% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 9
England median hourly rate £66.50 £63.35 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.98% +30.61% +7.78%
10th Percentile £65.10 £55.10 £43.30
90th Percentile £69.15 £74.34 £56.26
UK median hourly rate £66.50 £63.35 £48.50
% change year-on-year +4.98% +30.61% +7.78%

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 78,519 71,694 82,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.80% 84.97% 84.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,122 47,180 55,137
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,147 1,889 2,033
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.08% - +16.28%

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 June 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
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 June 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 +10 1,023 £550 +4.76% 246
South East +85 285 £475 +11.76% 60
North of England -20 189 £475 - 80
Midlands +42 115 £500 +2.56% 35
South West +16 107 £440 +10.00% 29
West Midlands +42 88 £525 +10.53% 26
North West +3 88 £463 -2.63% 57
Yorkshire -36 70 £475 - 16
East of England -46 42 £531 +3.16% 29
North East +8 31 £525 +9.09% 7
East Midlands -1 26 £375 -27.18% 9
Continuous Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 1,246 (70.92%) Agile Software Development
2 875 (49.80%) DevOps
3 850 (48.38%) Continuous Integration
4 641 (36.48%) Java
5 637 (36.25%) TDD
6 607 (34.55%) Amazon AWS
7 596 (33.92%) Jenkins
8 562 (31.99%) Test Automation
9 512 (29.14%) Linux
10 495 (28.17%) Scrum
11 466 (26.52%) Git (software)
12 448 (25.50%) JavaScript
13 416 (23.68%) BDD
14 413 (23.51%) Docker
15 350 (19.92%) Python
16 343 (19.52%) Ansible
17 325 (18.50%) Microservices
18 324 (18.44%) Kanban
19 318 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
20 305 (17.36%) Puppet
21 291 (16.56%) Node.js
22 268 (15.25%) Software Engineering
23 263 (14.97%) RESTful
24 259 (14.74%) Kubernetes
25 250 (14.23%) Open Source
26 245 (13.94%) Web Services
27 244 (13.89%) Finance
28 240 (13.66%) JIRA
29 230 (13.09%) Terraform
30 227 (12.92%) Configuration Management

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
1 141 (8.03%) Confluence
2 108 (6.15%) Elasticsearch
3 89 (5.07%) Apache
4 87 (4.95%) Apache Spark
5 82 (4.67%) OpenStack
6 75 (4.27%) Tomcat
7 39 (2.22%) nginx
8 38 (2.16%) Cloud Foundry
9 33 (1.88%) JBoss
10 31 (1.76%) Jetty
11 21 (1.20%) Apache Pig
12 19 (1.08%) IIS
13 17 (0.97%) WebSphere
14 16 (0.91%) Apache Solr
14 16 (0.91%) Mule
15 15 (0.85%) CMS
16 14 (0.80%) WildFly
17 13 (0.74%) Documentum
18 9 (0.51%) Mule ESB
19 8 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.11%) HipChat
3 2 (0.11%) SPSS
4 1 (0.057%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.057%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.057%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.28%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.23%) Magento
3 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.057%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.057%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.057%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 607 (34.55%) Amazon AWS
2 318 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 134 (7.63%) PaaS
4 114 (6.49%) Serverless
5 88 (5.01%) OpenShift
6 81 (4.61%) IaaS
7 80 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 75 (4.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 66 (3.76%) GitHub
10 60 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
11 54 (3.07%) AWS Lambda
11 54 (3.07%) SaaS
12 47 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
13 42 (2.39%) Amazon S3
14 36 (2.05%) npm
15 28 (1.59%) Heroku
15 28 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 23 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 22 (1.25%) Slack
18 21 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 94 (5.35%) HTTP
2 79 (4.50%) Firewall
3 43 (2.45%) TCP/IP
4 36 (2.05%) Network Security
5 22 (1.25%) SSL
6 20 (1.14%) DNS
6 20 (1.14%) Kerberos
7 18 (1.02%) SMS
8 17 (0.97%) VPN
9 13 (0.74%) Software-Defined Networking
10 12 (0.68%) Internet
10 12 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
10 12 (0.68%) SAN
11 10 (0.57%) OpenLDAP
12 9 (0.51%) FTP
13 7 (0.40%) DHCP
13 7 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (0.40%) iSCSI
13 7 (0.40%) NAS
13 7 (0.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (9.56%) NoSQL
2 161 (9.16%) PostgreSQL
3 143 (8.14%) Big Data
4 137 (7.80%) MySQL
5 129 (7.34%) Hadoop
6 122 (6.94%) MongoDB
7 116 (6.60%) Relational Database
8 102 (5.81%) SQL Server
9 64 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
10 58 (3.30%) Redis
11 53 (3.02%) HBase
12 44 (2.50%) Apache Hive
13 36 (2.05%) RDBMS
14 27 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
14 27 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
15 23 (1.31%) NuoDB
16 22 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 21 (1.20%) Oracle Database
18 16 (0.91%) Data Lake
19 15 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 596 (33.92%) Jenkins
2 466 (26.52%) Git (software)
3 240 (13.66%) JIRA
4 139 (7.91%) Cucumber
5 136 (7.74%) Selenium
6 131 (7.46%) Maven
7 112 (6.37%) TeamCity
8 83 (4.72%) JUnit
9 67 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 64 (3.64%) webpack
11 61 (3.47%) Mocha
12 59 (3.36%) Sonatype Nexus
13 58 (3.30%) SonarQube
14 57 (3.24%) Vagrant
15 55 (3.13%) Gradle
16 53 (3.02%) Bitbucket
17 51 (2.90%) Gerrit
18 50 (2.85%) Babel
19 46 (2.62%) WebDriver
20 44 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 244 (13.89%) Finance
2 110 (6.26%) Banking
3 65 (3.70%) Retail
4 44 (2.50%) Marketing
5 39 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.48%) Investment Banking
7 24 (1.37%) Games
8 22 (1.25%) Front Office
9 21 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 18 (1.02%) Advertising
12 17 (0.97%) Law
13 13 (0.74%) Electronics
14 12 (0.68%) Legal
15 10 (0.57%) Back Office
16 8 (0.46%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.46%) Publishing
17 6 (0.34%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.17%) Digital Economy
19 2 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 679 (38.65%) Developer
2 343 (19.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 209 (11.90%) Java Developer
4 169 (9.62%) Senior Developer
5 141 (8.03%) AWS Engineer
6 140 (7.97%) Architect
7 117 (6.66%) AWS DevOps
8 104 (5.92%) Node.js Developer
9 101 (5.75%) React Developer
9 101 (5.75%) Software Engineer
10 91 (5.18%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 88 (5.01%) Full Stack Developer
12 86 (4.89%) Cloud Engineer
13 82 (4.67%) Senior Java Developer
14 72 (4.10%) Java Engineer
15 70 (3.98%) JavaScript Developer
15 70 (3.98%) Senior DevOps
16 64 (3.64%) .NET Developer
17 60 (3.41%) C# Developer
17 60 (3.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (16.56%) Node.js
2 263 (14.97%) RESTful
3 245 (13.94%) Web Services
4 219 (12.46%) REST
5 214 (12.18%) HTML
6 208 (11.84%) .NET
7 195 (11.10%) CSS
8 169 (9.62%) React
9 164 (9.33%) Spring
10 159 (9.05%) AngularJS
11 142 (8.08%) HTML5
12 120 (6.83%) JSON
13 107 (6.09%) CSS3
13 107 (6.09%) SOAP
14 91 (5.18%) jQuery
15 79 (4.50%) Redux
15 79 (4.50%) XML
16 78 (4.44%) JMS
17 76 (4.33%) Kafka
17 76 (4.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 94 (5.35%) User Experience
2 90 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
3 62 (3.53%) Mobile App
4 52 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
5 51 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
6 44 (2.50%) Public Cloud
7 42 (2.39%) Computer Science
8 32 (1.82%) Cloud Native
9 28 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
10 26 (1.48%) Private Cloud
11 24 (1.37%) Fintech
12 22 (1.25%) Virtual Team
13 21 (1.20%) Derivative
14 19 (1.08%) Clustering
15 14 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 13 (0.74%) Data Centre
16 13 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
17 12 (0.68%) Reinsurance
18 11 (0.63%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 512 (29.14%) Linux
2 166 (9.45%) Unix
3 124 (7.06%) Windows
4 110 (6.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 72 (4.10%) Android
6 59 (3.36%) Apple iOS
7 46 (2.62%) CentOS
8 33 (1.88%) Ubuntu
9 27 (1.54%) Mac OS X
10 13 (0.74%) Mac OS
11 11 (0.63%) Windows Server
12 10 (0.57%) Debian
13 5 (0.28%) Fedora
14 3 (0.17%) AIX
14 3 (0.17%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.11%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.11%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.11%) SmartOS
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,246 (70.92%) Agile Software Development
2 875 (49.80%) DevOps
3 850 (48.38%) Continuous Integration
4 637 (36.25%) TDD
5 562 (31.99%) Test Automation
6 495 (28.17%) Scrum
7 416 (23.68%) BDD
8 325 (18.50%) Microservices
9 324 (18.44%) Kanban
10 268 (15.25%) Software Engineering
11 250 (14.23%) Open Source
12 227 (12.92%) Configuration Management
13 208 (11.84%) Mentoring
14 187 (10.64%) Deployment Automation
15 167 (9.50%) Unit Testing
16 153 (8.71%) SDLC
17 141 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
18 140 (7.97%) Pair Programming
19 134 (7.63%) E-Commerce
20 127 (7.23%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 641 (36.48%) Java
2 448 (25.50%) JavaScript
3 350 (19.92%) Python
4 222 (12.64%) Ruby
5 220 (12.52%) C#
6 193 (10.98%) SQL
7 154 (8.76%) Scala
8 134 (7.63%) Java 8
9 130 (7.40%) Bash Shell
10 95 (5.41%) Perl
10 95 (5.41%) TypeScript
11 91 (5.18%) PowerShell
12 80 (4.55%) Groovy
13 78 (4.44%) ES6
13 78 (4.44%) Go
14 43 (2.45%) Shell Script
15 36 (2.05%) C++
16 35 (1.99%) PHP
17 32 (1.82%) Kotlin
18 25 (1.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 128 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 102 (5.81%) SC Cleared
3 86 (4.89%) Degree
4 26 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (0.85%) AWS Certification
7 13 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.57%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.51%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.23%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.23%) PMP
12 3 (0.17%) CCNA
12 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.17%) OCP
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (10.47%) QA
2 20 (1.14%) GCP
3 15 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.17%) COBIT
6 3 (0.17%) GDPR
7 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.11%) EMIR
7 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.11%) MiFID
7 2 (0.11%) PMO
7 2 (0.11%) WCAG
8 1 (0.057%) SLA
System Software
1 413 (23.51%) Docker
2 49 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.76%) Active Directory
4 23 (1.31%) HDFS
5 21 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.80%) Xen
7 12 (0.68%) vCloud
8 10 (0.57%) VirtualBox
9 9 (0.51%) Apache Flume
9 9 (0.51%) NFS
9 9 (0.51%) vSphere
10 8 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.40%) Postfix
11 7 (0.40%) Squid
12 6 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (0.28%) KVM
14 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 343 (19.52%) Ansible
2 305 (17.36%) Puppet
3 259 (14.74%) Kubernetes
4 230 (13.09%) Terraform
5 176 (10.02%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (1.99%) Kibana
7 31 (1.76%) Packer
7 31 (1.76%) Salt
8 28 (1.59%) logstash
8 28 (1.59%) Mesos
9 26 (1.48%) Grafana
10 24 (1.37%) ZABBIX
11 22 (1.25%) Consul
12 21 (1.20%) Nagios
12 21 (1.20%) Oozie
13 20 (1.14%) Prometheus
14 19 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
15 14 (0.80%) Rancher
16 13 (0.74%) HAProxy
16 13 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 127 (7.23%) Red Hat
2 119 (6.77%) Microsoft
3 86 (4.89%) Google
4 78 (4.44%) Oracle
5 73 (4.15%) Splunk
6 72 (4.10%) VMware
7 52 (2.96%) Atlassian
8 48 (2.73%) AppDynamics
9 36 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
10 33 (1.88%) New Relic
11 29 (1.65%) IBM
12 23 (1.31%) Cloudera
13 21 (1.20%) SaltStack
14 19 (1.08%) EMC
14 19 (1.08%) Pega
15 16 (0.91%) Hortonworks
15 16 (0.91%) SAP
16 15 (0.85%) NetApp
17 13 (0.74%) MuleSoft
18 11 (0.63%) WorldPay