Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 109 152
Rank change year-on-year -33 +43 +64
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 80 105 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.33% 1.85% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 2.24% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 119 51
North West median daily rate £450 £525 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +15.38% -4.21%
10th Percentile £338 £375 £350
90th Percentile £601 £638 £600
England median daily rate £525 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £62.50 £49.50 £59.31
% change year-on-year +26.26% -16.54% -8.75%

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 4,973 4,682 5,561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.90% 82.63% 85.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,146 3,017 3,593
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £571
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 206 167
North West median hourly rate £22.40 £27.00 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.05% +18.19% -23.11%
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.75 £11.85
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.63 £53.20
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -8 52 £400 -13.04% 20
Cheshire -27 13 £525 - 4
Merseyside -2 8 £450 +2.86% 1
Lancashire -29 7 £565 -9.60% 1
Continuous Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
2 45 (56.25%) DevOps
3 43 (53.75%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (40.00%) Java
5 29 (36.25%) Jenkins
6 22 (27.50%) Test Automation
7 17 (21.25%) Selenium
7 17 (21.25%) .NET
7 17 (21.25%) TDD
8 16 (20.00%) Firewall
8 16 (20.00%) Linux
9 15 (18.75%) Network Design
9 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared
9 15 (18.75%) BDD
10 14 (17.50%) Ansible
10 14 (17.50%) Web Services
11 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
11 13 (16.25%) Docker
11 13 (16.25%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (16.25%) Puppet
11 13 (16.25%) MongoDB
12 12 (15.00%) Oracle
12 12 (15.00%) SDLC
12 12 (15.00%) Terraform
12 12 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (15.00%) Deployment Automation
13 11 (13.75%) JavaScript
13 11 (13.75%) Scrum

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 5 (6.25%) Confluence
2 3 (3.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (3.75%) nginx
2 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.50%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.50%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.50%) IIS
3 2 (2.50%) JBoss
3 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.25%) Apache
4 1 (1.25%) CMS
4 1 (1.25%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 43 (53.75%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (6.25%) PaaS
5 4 (5.00%) IaaS
6 2 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.25%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.00%) Firewall
2 5 (6.25%) DNS
2 5 (6.25%) HTTP
2 5 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
2 5 (6.25%) SAN
3 4 (5.00%) DHCP
3 4 (5.00%) FTP
3 4 (5.00%) IPsec
3 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.50%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.25%) Network Security
5 1 (1.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) MongoDB
1 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) Big Data
2 5 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.50%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.50%) HBase
5 2 (2.50%) Informix
5 2 (2.50%) MySQL
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.25%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (36.25%) Jenkins
2 17 (21.25%) Selenium
3 9 (11.25%) Cucumber
3 9 (11.25%) Git (software)
4 8 (10.00%) JIRA
4 8 (10.00%) JUnit
5 5 (6.25%) Mockito
5 5 (6.25%) SoapUI
5 5 (6.25%) TeamCity
5 5 (6.25%) TestNG
6 4 (5.00%) Gradle
6 4 (5.00%) JMeter
6 4 (5.00%) Maven
6 4 (5.00%) NUnit
6 4 (5.00%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (3.75%) Bitbucket
7 3 (3.75%) Subversion
7 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.75%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (3.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.25%) Banking
2 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (32.50%) Developer
2 16 (20.00%) Architect
3 10 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 8 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 6 (7.50%) AWS Architect
5 6 (7.50%) Consultant
5 6 (7.50%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.00%) AWS Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (5.00%) Azure Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Service Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Tester
8 3 (3.75%) ITIL Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.25%) .NET
2 14 (17.50%) Web Services
3 11 (13.75%) RESTful
4 10 (12.50%) Node.js
5 9 (11.25%) CSS
5 9 (11.25%) HTML
5 9 (11.25%) JSON
6 8 (10.00%) Spring
7 6 (7.50%) jQuery
7 6 (7.50%) Spring Boot
7 6 (7.50%) XML
8 5 (6.25%) .NET Framework
8 5 (6.25%) Kafka
8 5 (6.25%) React
8 5 (6.25%) REST
8 5 (6.25%) SOAP
9 4 (5.00%) AngularJS
9 4 (5.00%) Dropwizard
9 4 (5.00%) Vue.js
10 2 (2.50%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.25%) Replication
2 5 (6.25%) User Experience
3 4 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.50%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Blog
6 1 (1.25%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.25%) Fintech
6 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.25%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.00%) Linux
2 9 (11.25%) Windows
3 8 (10.00%) Unix
4 2 (2.50%) CentOS
4 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.25%) Debian
5 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
2 45 (56.25%) DevOps
3 22 (27.50%) Test Automation
4 17 (21.25%) TDD
5 15 (18.75%) BDD
5 15 (18.75%) Network Design
6 12 (15.00%) Deployment Automation
6 12 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (15.00%) SDLC
7 11 (13.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (13.75%) Scrum
8 10 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 8 (10.00%) Microservices
9 8 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 8 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 7 (8.75%) Pair Programming
10 7 (8.75%) PRINCE2
10 7 (8.75%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (7.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 32 (40.00%) Java
2 11 (13.75%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.50%) Python
3 10 (12.50%) SQL
4 9 (11.25%) C#
5 6 (7.50%) Ruby
6 5 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.50%) Java 8
7 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.25%) C++
8 1 (1.25%) ES6
8 1 (1.25%) Perl
8 1 (1.25%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.25%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.75%) Degree
4 2 (2.50%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.25%) ISEB
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) QA
System Software
1 13 (16.25%) Docker
2 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (17.50%) Ansible
2 13 (16.25%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (16.25%) Puppet
3 12 (15.00%) Terraform
4 7 (8.75%) Salt
5 4 (5.00%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.50%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (2.50%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (15.00%) Oracle
2 10 (12.50%) Cisco
3 6 (7.50%) Google
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.25%) VMware
5 3 (3.75%) Adobe
5 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.50%) hybris
7 1 (1.25%) Black Duck
7 1 (1.25%) Cadence
7 1 (1.25%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.25%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.25%) SAP
7 1 (1.25%) Sitecore