Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 112 182
Rank change year-on-year -24 +70 +16
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 83 90 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.40% 1.60% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.95% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 102 39
North West median daily rate £468 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £358 £375 £306
90th Percentile £600 £644 £565
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £62.50 £53.05 £59.31
% change year-on-year +17.81% -10.55% -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 4,924 4,614 6,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.22% 82.22% 84.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,093 2,910 3,890
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £575 £571
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 193 192
North West median hourly rate £22.40 £30.00 £21.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.34% +42.70% -29.24%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.75 £11.56
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.37 £51.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 45 £400 -13.04% 20
Cheshire -6 21 £525 -0.94% 9
Lancashire -23 9 £555 -11.20% 1
Merseyside -7 8 £450 -2.70% 1
Continuous Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 53 (63.86%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (56.63%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (53.01%) DevOps
4 43 (51.81%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (39.76%) Java
6 27 (32.53%) Jenkins
7 25 (30.12%) Test Automation
8 24 (28.92%) Microsoft Azure
9 20 (24.10%) TDD
10 19 (22.89%) Linux
11 17 (20.48%) Firewall
11 17 (20.48%) Puppet
11 17 (20.48%) Selenium
12 16 (19.28%) BDD
12 16 (19.28%) Opscode Chef
12 16 (19.28%) Network Design
13 15 (18.07%) Ansible
13 15 (18.07%) Security Cleared
14 14 (16.87%) Git (software)
14 14 (16.87%) Scrum
14 14 (16.87%) SDLC
15 13 (15.66%) Web Services
15 13 (15.66%) Python
15 13 (15.66%) .NET
15 13 (15.66%) MongoDB
16 12 (14.46%) Docker
16 12 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
17 11 (13.25%) Deployment Automation
17 11 (13.25%) Continuous Improvement
17 11 (13.25%) RESTful

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 7 (8.43%) Confluence
2 4 (4.82%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (3.61%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.41%) IIS
4 2 (2.41%) JBoss
4 2 (2.41%) nginx
4 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.20%) CMS
5 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 43 (51.81%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (28.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (10.84%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (4.82%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.82%) IaaS
4 4 (4.82%) PaaS
5 3 (3.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.61%) OpenShift
5 3 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.41%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.20%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.48%) Firewall
2 6 (7.23%) Reverse Proxy
2 6 (7.23%) SAN
3 4 (4.82%) DNS
4 3 (3.61%) DHCP
4 3 (3.61%) FTP
4 3 (3.61%) HTTP
4 3 (3.61%) IPsec
4 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.41%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (1.20%) Internet
6 1 (1.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) MongoDB
2 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
3 7 (8.43%) Big Data
4 5 (6.02%) Hadoop
4 5 (6.02%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.61%) Apache Hive
5 3 (3.61%) HBase
6 2 (2.41%) Informix
6 2 (2.41%) MySQL
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.20%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 27 (32.53%) Jenkins
2 17 (20.48%) Selenium
3 14 (16.87%) Git (software)
4 11 (13.25%) JIRA
5 9 (10.84%) Cucumber
6 8 (9.64%) JUnit
7 6 (7.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (6.02%) Hudson
8 5 (6.02%) Mockito
8 5 (6.02%) NUnit
8 5 (6.02%) SoapUI
8 5 (6.02%) TestNG
9 4 (4.82%) Gradle
9 4 (4.82%) JMeter
9 4 (4.82%) Maven
9 4 (4.82%) SpecFlow
9 4 (4.82%) Subversion
9 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.61%) Bitbucket
10 3 (3.61%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (2.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Banking
2 1 (1.20%) Games
2 1 (1.20%) Legal
2 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (30.12%) Developer
2 17 (20.48%) Architect
3 11 (13.25%) Java Developer
4 9 (10.84%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) Operations Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) Technical Architect
6 6 (7.23%) AWS Architect
7 5 (6.02%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (6.02%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (6.02%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Automation Tester
8 4 (4.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Azure Architect
8 4 (4.82%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Service Architect
8 4 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.82%) Tester
9 3 (3.61%) ITIL Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.66%) .NET
1 13 (15.66%) Web Services
2 11 (13.25%) RESTful
3 9 (10.84%) Node.js
4 8 (9.64%) JSON
5 7 (8.43%) AngularJS
5 7 (8.43%) CSS
5 7 (8.43%) HTML
5 7 (8.43%) SOAP
5 7 (8.43%) Spring
5 7 (8.43%) Spring Boot
6 6 (7.23%) React
6 6 (7.23%) REST
6 6 (7.23%) XML
7 5 (6.02%) jQuery
7 5 (6.02%) Kafka
8 4 (4.82%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.82%) Dropwizard
8 4 (4.82%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (4.82%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.23%) User Experience
3 5 (6.02%) Replication
4 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.82%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.41%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.41%) Wiki
7 1 (1.20%) Blog
7 1 (1.20%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.20%) Fintech
7 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.89%) Linux
2 9 (10.84%) Windows
3 7 (8.43%) Unix
4 2 (2.41%) CentOS
5 1 (1.20%) Debian
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (63.86%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (56.63%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (53.01%) DevOps
4 25 (30.12%) Test Automation
5 20 (24.10%) TDD
6 16 (19.28%) BDD
6 16 (19.28%) Network Design
7 14 (16.87%) Scrum
7 14 (16.87%) SDLC
8 12 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (13.25%) Configuration Management
9 11 (13.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (13.25%) Deployment Automation
10 9 (10.84%) Software Engineering
11 8 (9.64%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (8.43%) Continuous Deployment
12 7 (8.43%) PRINCE2
13 6 (7.23%) API Testing
13 6 (7.23%) Data Flow Diagram
13 6 (7.23%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.76%) Java
2 13 (15.66%) Python
3 11 (13.25%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.84%) Ruby
5 8 (9.64%) SQL
6 6 (7.23%) C#
7 4 (4.82%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.61%) Java 8
9 1 (1.20%) C++
9 1 (1.20%) Perl
9 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (18.07%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.82%) Degree
4 3 (3.61%) AWS Certification
4 3 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.20%) ISEB
5 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (14.46%) Docker
2 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (20.48%) Puppet
2 16 (19.28%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (18.07%) Ansible
4 10 (12.05%) Terraform
5 8 (9.64%) Salt
6 6 (7.23%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.61%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (2.41%) Kibana
8 2 (2.41%) logstash
8 2 (2.41%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) Cisco
1 10 (12.05%) Oracle
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.02%) VMware
3 4 (4.82%) Google
4 3 (3.61%) Adobe
5 2 (2.41%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.41%) hybris
5 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.20%) Black Duck
6 1 (1.20%) SaltStack