Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 August 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 127 199
Rank change year-on-year -10 +72 +15
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 82 77 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.35% 1.34% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.62% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 84 31
North West median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £346 £375 £363
90th Percentile £638 £645 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £67.84 £57.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +19.01% +3.64% +22.22%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,137 4,748 6,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.35% 82.52% 83.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,250 2,897 3,897
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 199 185
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £34.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.44% +25.93% -5.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.75 £12.12
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.60 £52.30
England median hourly rate £21.33 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -11.15% +2.13% +9.05%

Continuous Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Continuous Delivery as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Delivery in the North West

Continuous Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Delivery in the North West

Continuous Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Delivery in the North West over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Delivery in the North West

Continuous Delivery
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
Manchester -3 53 £450 - 38
Cheshire +7 21 £525 -1.87% 7
Lancashire -13 5 £560 -10.40% 1
Merseyside -3 3 £526 +10.79% 1
Continuous Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 North West region with a requirement for Continuous Delivery.

1 50 (60.98%) DevOps
2 46 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (56.10%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (48.78%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (34.15%) Test Automation
4 28 (34.15%) Java
4 28 (34.15%) Linux
5 27 (32.93%) TDD
5 27 (32.93%) Puppet
6 26 (31.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 25 (30.49%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (28.05%) Jenkins
9 22 (26.83%) Ansible
9 22 (26.83%) Python
10 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
11 18 (21.95%) Git (software)
11 18 (21.95%) JIRA
12 16 (19.51%) Scrum
13 15 (18.29%) SQL
13 15 (18.29%) .NET
13 15 (18.29%) BDD
14 14 (17.07%) Docker
14 14 (17.07%) Configuration Management
15 13 (15.85%) AWS CloudFormation
16 12 (14.63%) Kubernetes
16 12 (14.63%) Ruby
16 12 (14.63%) Node.js
17 11 (13.41%) AngularJS
17 11 (13.41%) Big Data
17 11 (13.41%) Confluence

Continuous Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (13.41%) Confluence
2 5 (6.10%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.88%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.22%) Apache
5 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (48.78%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (31.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (15.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (3.66%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.66%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.66%) IaaS
5 3 (3.66%) OpenShift
5 3 (3.66%) PaaS
6 2 (2.44%) SaaS
7 1 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.22%) Basecamp
7 1 (1.22%) GitHub
7 1 (1.22%) Serverless
7 1 (1.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) Firewall
1 4 (4.88%) HTTP
2 3 (3.66%) DHCP
2 3 (3.66%) DNS
2 3 (3.66%) FTP
2 3 (3.66%) IPsec
2 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.44%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (1.22%) Internet
4 1 (1.22%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.22%) SAN
4 1 (1.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) Big Data
1 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.20%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.32%) Hadoop
3 6 (7.32%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.88%) Apache Hive
5 4 (4.88%) HBase
5 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.66%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.44%) MySQL
8 1 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.22%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.22%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.22%) Riak
8 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.22%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 23 (28.05%) Jenkins
2 18 (21.95%) Git (software)
2 18 (21.95%) JIRA
3 9 (10.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (8.54%) Cucumber
4 7 (8.54%) Selenium
5 6 (7.32%) Bitbucket
5 6 (7.32%) GitLab
5 6 (7.32%) Hudson
5 6 (7.32%) JUnit
6 5 (6.10%) Mockito
6 5 (6.10%) PyCharm
6 5 (6.10%) SoapUI
6 5 (6.10%) TeamCity
6 5 (6.10%) TestNG
7 4 (4.88%) Subversion
7 4 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.66%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (2.44%) eggPlant
9 2 (2.44%) Jasmine
General
1 6 (7.32%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Electronics
2 4 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.88%) Marketing
2 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.66%) Legal
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Games
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (34.15%) Developer
2 18 (21.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (14.63%) Architect
4 7 (8.54%) Full Stack Developer
4 7 (8.54%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.32%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.32%) AWS Architect
5 6 (7.32%) AWS DevOps
5 6 (7.32%) Consultant
5 6 (7.32%) DevOps Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Cloud Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (4.88%) Service Architect
7 4 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.88%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.66%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.29%) .NET
2 12 (14.63%) Node.js
3 11 (13.41%) AngularJS
4 10 (12.20%) React
4 10 (12.20%) RESTful
5 9 (10.98%) CSS
5 9 (10.98%) Web Services
6 8 (9.76%) HTML
6 8 (9.76%) SOAP
7 7 (8.54%) JSON
7 7 (8.54%) Spring
7 7 (8.54%) Spring Boot
7 7 (8.54%) XML
8 6 (7.32%) jQuery
8 6 (7.32%) REST
9 4 (4.88%) .NET Framework
9 4 (4.88%) Redux
9 4 (4.88%) Swagger
9 4 (4.88%) WCF
10 3 (3.66%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.10%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (6.10%) User Experience
3 4 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.44%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.44%) Wiki
6 1 (1.22%) Blog
6 1 (1.22%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.22%) Fintech
6 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (34.15%) Linux
2 8 (9.76%) Unix
2 8 (9.76%) Windows
3 5 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.88%) CentOS
5 3 (3.66%) Debian
5 3 (3.66%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.66%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (60.98%) DevOps
2 46 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (56.10%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (34.15%) Test Automation
4 27 (32.93%) TDD
5 16 (19.51%) Scrum
6 15 (18.29%) BDD
7 14 (17.07%) Configuration Management
8 11 (13.41%) Microservices
9 10 (12.20%) SDLC
10 9 (10.98%) Kanban
10 9 (10.98%) MVC
11 8 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (9.76%) Continuous Deployment
11 8 (9.76%) OO
11 8 (9.76%) Software Engineering
12 7 (8.54%) Pair Programming
13 6 (7.32%) Data Science
13 6 (7.32%) ITIL
13 6 (7.32%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 28 (34.15%) Java
2 22 (26.83%) Python
3 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
4 15 (18.29%) SQL
5 12 (14.63%) Ruby
6 11 (13.41%) C#
7 8 (9.76%) Bash Shell
8 5 (6.10%) Go
9 4 (4.88%) Perl
9 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.66%) ES6
10 3 (3.66%) Java 8
10 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.44%) Scala
11 2 (2.44%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (6.10%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.88%) AWS Certification
2 4 (4.88%) Degree
2 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.22%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (17.07%) Docker
2 2 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 27 (32.93%) Puppet
2 25 (30.49%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (26.83%) Ansible
4 12 (14.63%) Kubernetes
5 11 (13.41%) Terraform
6 9 (10.98%) Salt
7 4 (4.88%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (2.44%) Kibana
8 2 (2.44%) logstash
9 1 (1.22%) Mesos
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) Oracle
2 6 (7.32%) Atlassian
2 6 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.10%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.10%) VMware
4 4 (4.88%) Google
4 4 (4.88%) SAP
5 3 (3.66%) Cisco
5 3 (3.66%) SaltStack
6 2 (2.44%) Adobe
6 2 (2.44%) Capita
6 2 (2.44%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.44%) hybris
6 2 (2.44%) Informatica
6 2 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.44%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.44%) Talend
7 1 (1.22%) Black Duck