Period
to 20 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 20 July 2019 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 138 135 167
Rank change year-on-year -3 +32 +51
Contract jobs citing Deployment Automation 68 83 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.27% 1.34% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.57% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 52 37
North West median daily rate £435 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £400 £328 £375
90th Percentile £550 £519 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £53.75 -
England median hourly rate £48.25 £53.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -10.23% +182.89% -

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 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 4,570 5,302 4,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.56% 85.64% 83.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,989 3,332 2,869
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 262 218
North West median hourly rate £25.50 £24.13 £36.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.70% -34.33% +34.82%
10th Percentile £12.81 £11.52 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.04 £52.65
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.49
% change year-on-year +11.11% -8.14% +4.22%

Deployment Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Deployment Automation in the North West

Deployment Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Deployment Automation in the North West

Deployment Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Deployment Automation in the North West over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Deployment Automation in the North West

Deployment Automation
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 Deployment Automation within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 July 2019. 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
Cheshire +37 35 £432 -10.00% 1
Manchester -23 28 £475 +5.56% 13
Lancashire -2 1 - -
Merseyside -7 1 £448 -14.96% 1
Deployment Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for Deployment Automation.

1 48 (70.59%) Git (software)
2 46 (67.65%) Test Automation
3 42 (61.76%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (54.41%) Python
6 33 (48.53%) Web Services
6 33 (48.53%) Jenkins
7 32 (47.06%) Linux
8 30 (44.12%) TDD
8 30 (44.12%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (41.18%) Public Cloud
10 26 (38.24%) Opscode Chef
11 25 (36.76%) DevOps
12 19 (27.94%) BDD
13 18 (26.47%) Docker
14 17 (25.00%) JavaScript
14 17 (25.00%) Infrastructure as Code
15 15 (22.06%) AngularJS
16 14 (20.59%) Puppet
17 13 (19.12%) Open Source
17 13 (19.12%) Bitbucket
17 13 (19.12%) Kubernetes
17 13 (19.12%) C#
17 13 (19.12%) Java
17 13 (19.12%) .NET
18 12 (17.65%) React
18 12 (17.65%) Terraform
19 11 (16.18%) Amazon RDS
19 11 (16.18%) Bash Shell
19 11 (16.18%) Amazon S3

Deployment Automation
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 6 (8.82%) JBoss
1 6 (8.82%) Tomcat
1 6 (8.82%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.35%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.94%) CMS
3 2 (2.94%) Confluence
3 2 (2.94%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.47%) Drupal
4 1 (1.47%) nginx
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.47%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (61.76%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (16.18%) Amazon S3
3 9 (13.24%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (8.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (8.82%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (8.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (4.41%) Route 53
7 2 (2.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (2.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.94%) Boomi
7 2 (2.94%) CloudFront
7 2 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (2.94%) npm
7 2 (2.94%) Serverless
8 1 (1.47%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.47%) IaaS
8 1 (1.47%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.24%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) DNS
2 1 (1.47%) SSL
2 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (10.29%) DB2
2 7 (10.29%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.47%) Big Data
4 1 (1.47%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.47%) MySQL
4 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.47%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 48 (70.59%) Git (software)
2 33 (48.53%) Jenkins
3 13 (19.12%) Bitbucket
4 9 (13.24%) Visual Studio
5 8 (11.76%) Gradle
5 8 (11.76%) IntelliJ
6 7 (10.29%) Selenium
6 7 (10.29%) TeamCity
7 6 (8.82%) Mockito
8 5 (7.35%) gulp
8 5 (7.35%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (5.88%) eggPlant
10 3 (4.41%) JUnit
10 3 (4.41%) Subversion
11 2 (2.94%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.94%) JIRA
11 2 (2.94%) Maven
11 2 (2.94%) TestNG
11 2 (2.94%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (14.71%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Banking
3 6 (8.82%) Law
4 2 (2.94%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Developer
2 12 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) Cloud Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) Test Analyst
4 6 (8.82%) Cloud Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) BizTalk Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Cloud Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) CRM Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Azure Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) Integration Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Java Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.94%) Test Automation Manager
8 2 (2.94%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (48.53%) Web Services
2 15 (22.06%) AngularJS
3 13 (19.12%) .NET
4 12 (17.65%) React
5 10 (14.71%) CSS
5 10 (14.71%) JSON
5 10 (14.71%) REST
5 10 (14.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (13.24%) SOAP
7 8 (11.76%) Gherkin
7 8 (11.76%) HTML
7 8 (11.76%) HTML5
7 8 (11.76%) Node.js
7 8 (11.76%) Sass
8 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET
8 6 (8.82%) CSS3
8 6 (8.82%) Hibernate
8 6 (8.82%) JDBC
8 6 (8.82%) Servlets
8 6 (8.82%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 28 (41.18%) Public Cloud
2 10 (14.71%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.47%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (47.06%) Linux
2 9 (13.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (13.24%) Windows
3 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.47%) MVS
4 1 (1.47%) Unix
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (67.65%) Test Automation
2 40 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (44.12%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (44.12%) TDD
4 25 (36.76%) DevOps
5 19 (27.94%) BDD
6 17 (25.00%) Infrastructure as Code
7 13 (19.12%) Open Source
8 10 (14.71%) Continuous Deployment
8 10 (14.71%) Scrum
8 10 (14.71%) Software Engineering
9 9 (13.24%) Performance Testing
10 8 (11.76%) CRM
10 8 (11.76%) Microservices
11 7 (10.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (10.29%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (10.29%) System Testing
12 6 (8.82%) Information Security
12 6 (8.82%) Investment Management
12 6 (8.82%) OO
Programming Languages
1 37 (54.41%) Python
2 17 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (19.12%) C#
3 13 (19.12%) Java
4 11 (16.18%) Bash Shell
4 11 (16.18%) Groovy
5 4 (5.88%) Ruby
5 4 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.41%) SQL
7 2 (2.94%) ES6
7 2 (2.94%) PHP
7 2 (2.94%) XPath
8 1 (1.47%) Go
8 1 (1.47%) JCL
8 1 (1.47%) Korn
8 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (26.47%) Docker
2 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) HDFS
2 1 (1.47%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (38.24%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (20.59%) Puppet
3 13 (19.12%) Kubernetes
4 12 (17.65%) Terraform
5 11 (16.18%) Ansible
6 1 (1.47%) CFEngine
6 1 (1.47%) Packer
6 1 (1.47%) Salt
6 1 (1.47%) SCCM
6 1 (1.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) Red Hat
2 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.76%) Oracle
3 4 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 3 (4.41%) Dell
5 2 (2.94%) Informatica
5 2 (2.94%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco
6 1 (1.47%) Google
6 1 (1.47%) IBM
6 1 (1.47%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.47%) SnapLogic
6 1 (1.47%) VMware