Period
to 9 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Deployment Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Deployment Automation over the 6 months to 9 December 2021 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.

Deployment Automation
UK > England
6 months to
9 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 303 273 358
Rank change year-on-year -30 +85 -104
Contract jobs citing Deployment Automation 612 290 505
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.91% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.05% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 231 352
10th Percentile £434 £348 £363
25th Percentile £500 £454 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -0.76%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £625
90th Percentile £726 £638 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
10th Percentile £54.00 " £40.47
25th Percentile £67.50 £26.25 £41.22
Median hourly rate £80.00 £32.50 £43.32
Median % change year-on-year +146.15% -24.97% -
75th Percentile £85.63 £40.31 £44.57
90th Percentile £86.75 £44.03 £44.83
UK median hourly rate £80.00 £38.75 £44.50
% change year-on-year +106.45% -12.92% +2.89%

Deployment Automation 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 63,801 27,600 63,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.18% 86.93% 86.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,195 19,040 43,300
10th Percentile £325 £298 £294
25th Percentile £419 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,558 905 1,871
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £11.60
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate £24.80 £27.50 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -9.84% +27.91% +6.67%
75th Percentile £49.44 £47.25 £46.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £58.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £21.99
% change year-on-year -9.09% +25.06% +8.67%

Deployment Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Deployment Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Deployment Automation in England

Deployment Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Deployment Automation in England.

Daily rate trend for Deployment Automation in England

Deployment Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Deployment Automation in England over the 6 months to 9 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Deployment Automation in England

Deployment Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Deployment Automation in England.

Hourly rate trend for Deployment Automation in England

Deployment Automation
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Deployment Automation in England over the 6 months to 9 December 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Deployment Automation in England

Deployment Automation
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 Deployment Automation within the England region over the 6 months to 9 December 2021. 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 -41 384 £575 +4.55% 84
South East -1 91 £500 - 18
North of England -61 29 £475 -4.04% 25
South West -59 24 £508 +10.33% 10
Yorkshire -28 23 £463 -5.13% 8
Midlands -73 22 £549 +45.24% 11
East of England -55 12 £550 +4.76% 7
West Midlands -64 10 £475 +26.53% 6
East Midlands -42 8 £525 +50.00% 5
North West -41 6 £500 -4.76% 15
Deployment Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Deployment Automation 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 Deployment Automation.

1 348 (56.86%) DevOps
2 295 (48.20%) Agile Software Development
3 261 (42.65%) Azure
4 248 (40.52%) AWS
5 224 (36.60%) Test Automation
6 191 (31.21%) Kubernetes
7 185 (30.23%) Terraform
8 178 (29.08%) Python
9 172 (28.10%) Docker
10 159 (25.98%) Microservices
11 156 (25.49%) Java
12 149 (24.35%) Jenkins
13 148 (24.18%) Finance
14 144 (23.53%) Ansible
14 144 (23.53%) Social Skills
15 133 (21.73%) Linux
16 128 (20.92%) C#
17 125 (20.42%) SQL
18 120 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
19 113 (18.46%) Infrastructure as Code
20 105 (17.16%) Git (software)
21 104 (16.99%) Scrum
21 104 (16.99%) GCP
22 99 (16.18%) Microsoft
23 89 (14.54%) PowerShell
24 84 (13.73%) SQL Server
24 84 (13.73%) TDD
25 83 (13.56%) .NET
26 78 (12.75%) Configuration Management
26 78 (12.75%) Continuous Delivery

Deployment Automation
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 31 (5.07%) Tomcat
2 27 (4.41%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (4.25%) Confluence
4 18 (2.94%) Apache Spark
5 13 (2.12%) IIS
5 13 (2.12%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.63%) Apache
6 10 (1.63%) OpenStack
6 10 (1.63%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.14%) Mule
8 5 (0.82%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.65%) Jetty
9 4 (0.65%) nginx
9 4 (0.65%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.49%) CMS
10 3 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 8 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.31%) Endur
2 3 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.33%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) Shopify
4 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 261 (42.65%) Azure
2 248 (40.52%) AWS
3 104 (16.99%) GCP
4 58 (9.48%) Serverless
5 57 (9.31%) GitHub
6 53 (8.66%) OpenShift
7 49 (8.01%) AWS CloudFormation
8 48 (7.84%) PaaS
9 38 (6.21%) IaaS
10 34 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
11 31 (5.07%) Cloud Computing
11 31 (5.07%) SaaS
12 28 (4.58%) Apigee
13 27 (4.41%) Amazon S3
14 25 (4.08%) Azure Storage
15 24 (3.92%) Azure Key Vault
16 23 (3.76%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 20 (3.27%) Amazon SQS
18 17 (2.78%) Azure Data Factory
19 16 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.23%) Network Security
2 22 (3.59%) DNS
3 18 (2.94%) Firewall
3 18 (2.94%) HTTP
4 11 (1.80%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.31%) WAN
6 7 (1.14%) Kerberos
6 7 (1.14%) SSH
6 7 (1.14%) Wireless
7 5 (0.82%) BGP
7 5 (0.82%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.82%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 5 (0.82%) InfiniBand
7 5 (0.82%) Multicast
7 5 (0.82%) OSPF
7 5 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (0.82%) VSAN
8 4 (0.65%) Internet
8 4 (0.65%) Skype
8 4 (0.65%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.54%) Big Data
3 36 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 35 (5.72%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (5.56%) NoSQL
6 30 (4.90%) MongoDB
6 30 (4.90%) Relational Database
7 25 (4.08%) Data Lake
8 24 (3.92%) Tableau
9 21 (3.43%) Amazon RDS
10 20 (3.27%) Azure SQL Database
10 20 (3.27%) Oracle Database
11 17 (2.78%) Apache Hive
12 14 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (2.29%) Power BI
13 12 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.96%) Redis
13 12 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (1.96%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 149 (24.35%) Jenkins
2 105 (17.16%) Git (software)
3 50 (8.17%) JIRA
4 41 (6.70%) Maven
5 34 (5.56%) Bitbucket
6 33 (5.39%) Sonatype Nexus
7 31 (5.07%) GitLab
8 30 (4.90%) Artifactory
8 30 (4.90%) SonarQube
9 21 (3.43%) Subversion
10 18 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
11 17 (2.78%) TeamCity
12 15 (2.45%) Selenium
13 14 (2.29%) IntelliJ
14 13 (2.12%) Cucumber
14 13 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (2.12%) Visual Studio Team System
15 12 (1.96%) Gatling
15 12 (1.96%) Spock
16 10 (1.63%) GoCD
General
1 148 (24.18%) Finance
2 144 (23.53%) Social Skills
3 48 (7.84%) Public Sector
4 47 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (6.86%) Banking
6 26 (4.25%) Financial Institution
6 26 (4.25%) Legal
7 24 (3.92%) Front Office
8 21 (3.43%) Retail
9 14 (2.29%) Presentation Skills
10 11 (1.80%) Influencing Skills
11 9 (1.47%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.98%) Back Office
13 5 (0.82%) Documentation Skills
14 4 (0.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 4 (0.65%) Publishing
15 3 (0.49%) Automotive
15 3 (0.49%) Electronics
15 3 (0.49%) Law
15 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 212 (34.64%) Developer
2 112 (18.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 68 (11.11%) Architect
4 51 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
5 42 (6.86%) Java Developer
6 39 (6.37%) Azure Engineer
7 34 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
7 34 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 33 (5.39%) .NET Developer
9 30 (4.90%) C# Developer
10 27 (4.41%) Software Engineer
11 26 (4.25%) Java Engineer
12 25 (4.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 24 (3.92%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 23 (3.76%) AWS DevOps
14 23 (3.76%) Data Engineer
15 22 (3.59%) Big Data Engineer
16 21 (3.43%) Site Engineer
17 19 (3.10%) Cloud Engineer
17 19 (3.10%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (13.56%) .NET
2 71 (11.60%) React
3 68 (11.11%) Node.js
4 67 (10.95%) Kafka
5 60 (9.80%) Web Services
6 54 (8.82%) REST
7 53 (8.66%) AngularJS
8 45 (7.35%) ARM Templates
9 43 (7.03%) JSON
10 39 (6.37%) Spring
11 34 (5.56%) Spring Boot
12 28 (4.58%) XML
13 23 (3.76%) CSS
14 22 (3.59%) .NET Core
14 22 (3.59%) gRPC
14 22 (3.59%) Protocol Buffers
15 19 (3.10%) Elastic Stack
15 19 (3.10%) OAuth
15 19 (3.10%) Redux
15 19 (3.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.19%) Hedge funds
2 40 (6.54%) Cloud Native
3 35 (5.72%) Public Cloud
4 23 (3.76%) Data Centre
5 22 (3.59%) Fixed Income
6 21 (3.43%) Equities
6 21 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
8 15 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.96%) User Experience
11 11 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.47%) Replication
13 7 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
13 7 (1.14%) Legacy Applications
13 7 (1.14%) NHS
14 6 (0.98%) Derivative
15 5 (0.82%) Legacy Systems
15 5 (0.82%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 133 (21.73%) Linux
2 71 (11.60%) Windows
3 34 (5.56%) Unix
4 21 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (2.94%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.96%) CentOS
7 9 (1.47%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (1.31%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.98%) Android
10 5 (0.82%) Solaris
11 4 (0.65%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.49%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.16%) Debian
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
14 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (56.86%) DevOps
2 295 (48.20%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (36.60%) Test Automation
4 159 (25.98%) Microservices
5 120 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
6 113 (18.46%) Infrastructure as Code
7 104 (16.99%) Scrum
8 84 (13.73%) TDD
9 78 (12.75%) Configuration Management
9 78 (12.75%) Continuous Delivery
10 74 (12.09%) Software Engineering
11 73 (11.93%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 66 (10.78%) Full Stack Development
13 62 (10.13%) Analytics
14 58 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
15 56 (9.15%) Open Source
16 54 (8.82%) Continuous Deployment
17 52 (8.50%) Front End Development
18 51 (8.33%) Data Protection
19 50 (8.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 178 (29.08%) Python
2 156 (25.49%) Java
3 128 (20.92%) C#
4 125 (20.42%) SQL
5 89 (14.54%) PowerShell
6 77 (12.58%) JavaScript
7 76 (12.42%) Bash Shell
8 46 (7.52%) TypeScript
9 38 (6.21%) Go
10 37 (6.05%) C++
10 37 (6.05%) Groovy
11 24 (3.92%) Shell Script
12 22 (3.59%) PL/SQL
13 19 (3.10%) T-SQL
14 18 (2.94%) Scala
15 17 (2.78%) Java 8
16 12 (1.96%) Kotlin
17 10 (1.63%) C
18 6 (0.98%) ES6
19 5 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 64 (10.46%) Security Cleared
2 45 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.25%) Degree
4 24 (3.92%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.47%) AWS Certification
7 7 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.82%) CCIE
9 4 (0.65%) CISM
9 4 (0.65%) CISSP
10 2 (0.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.33%) CCSP
10 2 (0.33%) SSCP
11 1 (0.16%) ISEB
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.25%) GDPR
2 23 (3.76%) QA
3 4 (0.65%) Accessibility
3 4 (0.65%) COBIT
4 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.49%) FedRAMP
4 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.16%) GRC
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 172 (28.10%) Docker
2 30 (4.90%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 13 (2.12%) VMware NSX
6 10 (1.63%) vSphere
7 9 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.98%) HDFS
10 5 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.65%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.49%) KVM
12 3 (0.49%) vCloud
13 2 (0.33%) NFS
14 1 (0.16%) LXC
14 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 191 (31.21%) Kubernetes
2 185 (30.23%) Terraform
3 144 (23.53%) Ansible
4 51 (8.33%) Puppet
5 45 (7.35%) Grafana
6 44 (7.19%) Prometheus
7 33 (5.39%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (2.29%) Docker Swarm
8 14 (2.29%) Istio
9 12 (1.96%) Kibana
9 12 (1.96%) logstash
10 9 (1.47%) Hadoop YARN
10 9 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (1.47%) vRealize
11 8 (1.31%) Oozie
12 7 (1.14%) Nagios
12 7 (1.14%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.98%) PowerCLI
14 5 (0.82%) Icinga
14 5 (0.82%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 99 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 69 (11.27%) Oracle
3 62 (10.13%) Google
4 34 (5.56%) Databricks
5 32 (5.23%) VMware
6 18 (2.94%) Splunk
7 16 (2.61%) Cisco
7 16 (2.61%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.80%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.63%) Atlassian
9 10 (1.63%) Cloudera
9 10 (1.63%) Informatica
9 10 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.47%) IBM
10 9 (1.47%) MuleSoft
11 8 (1.31%) New Relic
11 8 (1.31%) OpenLink
11 8 (1.31%) SAP
12 7 (1.14%) Synopsys
13 6 (0.98%) Dell