Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 145 151
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 +20
Contract jobs citing Deployment Automation 23 73 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 1.28% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 1.50% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 52 27
North West median daily rate £507 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.89% +6.06% -4.07%
10th Percentile £409 £326 £355
90th Percentile £688 £536 £470
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £53.75
England median hourly rate £38.32 £35.00 £56.55
% change year-on-year +9.47% -38.11% -

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 3,762 4,866 4,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.83% 85.34% 84.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,357 3,100 2,943
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £270 £250
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 243 229
North West median hourly rate £27.50 £24.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.00% -7.83%
10th Percentile £13.20 £13.05 £11.95
90th Percentile £53.80 £48.75 £55.50
England median hourly rate £23.00 £23.86 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.59% -0.59% -2.04%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020. 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 -7 18 £514 +28.50% 12
Cheshire +4 4 £575 +17.95% 5
Merseyside +10 1 £500 +25.00%
Deployment Automation
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 15 (65.22%) AWS
2 14 (60.87%) DevOps
3 13 (56.52%) Azure
4 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
5 8 (34.78%) Windows
6 7 (30.43%) Linux
6 7 (30.43%) Amazon S3
6 7 (30.43%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (30.43%) Serverless
6 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure as Code
7 6 (26.09%) Terraform
7 6 (26.09%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
8 5 (21.74%) Migration
8 5 (21.74%) Oracle
8 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
8 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
8 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
8 5 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (17.39%) IaaS
9 4 (17.39%) Ansible
9 4 (17.39%) Docker
9 4 (17.39%) Open Source
9 4 (17.39%) PaaS
9 4 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (17.39%) Presales
9 4 (17.39%) Systems Engineering

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 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (65.22%) AWS
2 13 (56.52%) Azure
3 7 (30.43%) Amazon S3
3 7 (30.43%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (30.43%) Serverless
4 4 (17.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (17.39%) IaaS
4 4 (17.39%) PaaS
5 3 (13.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (13.04%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (13.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (13.04%) CloudFront
6 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (4.35%) GCP
7 1 (4.35%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
1 4 (17.39%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (4.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.04%) Vagrant
3 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.70%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.35%) Ant
4 1 (4.35%) Maven
4 1 (4.35%) SonarQube
4 1 (4.35%) Subversion
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Azure Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Azure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Cloud Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Azure Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Build and Release Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Build Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Engineering Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) JSON
1 4 (17.39%) SAML
2 3 (13.04%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (4.35%) COM
3 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.35%) Node.js
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) CentOS
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) DevOps
2 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure as Code
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (21.74%) Migration
6 4 (17.39%) Asset Management
6 4 (17.39%) Business Development
6 4 (17.39%) ERP
6 4 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
6 4 (17.39%) Open Source
6 4 (17.39%) Presales
6 4 (17.39%) Project Delivery
6 4 (17.39%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) Software Asset Management
6 4 (17.39%) Systems Engineering
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) Fintech
7 2 (8.70%) Information Security
7 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
2 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
3 3 (13.04%) PHP
3 3 (13.04%) Ruby
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.35%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) Docker
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Terraform
2 5 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (17.39%) Ansible
4 3 (13.04%) Packer
5 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Northgate
4 1 (4.35%) Software AG
4 1 (4.35%) webMethods