Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 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.

Deployment Automation
England > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 237 241
Rank change year-on-year +25 +4 -8
Contract jobs citing Deployment Automation 182 132 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.11% 0.81% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.96% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 99 78
South East median daily rate £453 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.18% -2.50% +24.22%
10th Percentile £320 £358 £379
90th Percentile £575 £625 £593
England median daily rate £523 £518 £475
% change year-on-year +0.97% +8.95% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £47.83 -
% change year-on-year +51.58% - -

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,135 13,702 14,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.92% 84.21% 83.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,517 8,185 8,689
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 468 589
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -2.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.73
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%

Deployment Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Deployment Automation in the South East

Deployment Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Deployment Automation in the South East

Deployment Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Deployment Automation in the South East over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Deployment Automation in the South East

Deployment Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Deployment Automation in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Deployment Automation in the South East

Deployment Automation
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 18 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
Thames Valley -23 61 £450 -14.29% 10
West Sussex +30 43 £518 - 1
Berkshire +4 33 £450 - 3
Hampshire +9 32 £350 -22.22% 5
Surrey -17 22 £550 +18.92% 5
Buckinghamshire +10 20 £425 +0.12% 4
Kent +12 13 £419 - 1
East Sussex - 9 £455 - 2
Oxfordshire -31 8 £413 -27.63% 3
Sussex +4 1 - -
Middlesex -1 1 £475 -1.86%
Deployment Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Deployment Automation.

1 83 (45.60%) DevOps
2 82 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (41.21%) Linux
4 70 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 69 (37.91%) Amazon AWS
6 60 (32.97%) Docker
7 53 (29.12%) C#
8 50 (27.47%) Ansible
8 50 (27.47%) Terraform
9 49 (26.92%) .NET
10 47 (25.82%) Puppet
11 46 (25.27%) Microsoft Azure
11 46 (25.27%) Test Automation
12 44 (24.18%) Scrum
12 44 (24.18%) Problem-Solving
13 39 (21.43%) JavaScript
13 39 (21.43%) Kubernetes
14 38 (20.88%) Continuous Delivery
14 38 (20.88%) Kanban
15 37 (20.33%) AngularJS
15 37 (20.33%) Java
16 36 (19.78%) SQL
17 35 (19.23%) TDD
18 33 (18.13%) Unix
18 33 (18.13%) TeamCity
18 33 (18.13%) RESTful
19 32 (17.58%) Windows
19 32 (17.58%) .NET Framework
20 31 (17.03%) Entity Framework
21 30 (16.48%) ASP.NET

Deployment Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 28 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (5.49%) CMS
3 5 (2.75%) Apache
4 4 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.65%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.65%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.65%) Confluence
5 3 (1.65%) IIS
5 3 (1.65%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.65%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.10%) Drupal
6 2 (1.10%) JBoss
6 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.55%) Jetty
7 1 (0.55%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.55%) OpenROAD
7 1 (0.55%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.10%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 69 (37.91%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (25.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (14.29%) Amazon Glacier
4 15 (8.24%) Serverless
5 13 (7.14%) Azure Functions
6 11 (6.04%) SaaS
7 8 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (4.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (4.40%) GitHub
8 6 (3.30%) PaaS
9 5 (2.75%) OpenShift
10 4 (2.20%) IaaS
11 3 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (1.65%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (1.65%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 2 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (1.10%) CloudBees
12 2 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.49%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.40%) HTTP
3 6 (3.30%) DVB
3 6 (3.30%) VPN
4 5 (2.75%) FTP
5 3 (1.65%) DNS
5 3 (1.65%) SAN
6 2 (1.10%) DHCP
6 2 (1.10%) Firewall
6 2 (1.10%) Internet
6 2 (1.10%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.10%) Network Security
6 2 (1.10%) PuTTY
6 2 (1.10%) SSL
6 2 (1.10%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.55%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.55%) Junos
7 1 (0.55%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.44%) NoSQL
3 15 (8.24%) MongoDB
4 14 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 12 (6.59%) Redis
6 10 (5.49%) Big Data
7 9 (4.95%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (4.40%) Cosmos DB
8 8 (4.40%) MySQL
9 7 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (3.85%) RDBMS
9 7 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.75%) Oracle Database
11 5 (2.75%) Power BI
11 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (2.20%) Hadoop
12 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (18.13%) TeamCity
2 28 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 25 (13.74%) Jenkins
4 24 (13.19%) Octopus Deploy
5 18 (9.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (9.34%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (5.49%) Maven
8 9 (4.95%) Visual Studio
9 8 (4.40%) Bitbucket
9 8 (4.40%) Selenium
10 7 (3.85%) Appium
10 7 (3.85%) JIRA
11 6 (3.30%) Subversion
12 5 (2.75%) JUnit
12 5 (2.75%) Mockito
12 5 (2.75%) SoapUI
13 4 (2.20%) Ant
14 3 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 2 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
15 2 (1.10%) Toad
General
1 14 (7.69%) Finance
2 5 (2.75%) Retail
3 4 (2.20%) Banking
4 3 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.10%) Publishing
6 1 (0.55%) Automotive
6 1 (0.55%) Marketing
6 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (29.12%) Developer
2 47 (25.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 24 (13.19%) C# Developer
5 22 (12.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (9.34%) Cloud Engineer
8 16 (8.79%) Architect
9 15 (8.24%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
10 14 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
11 13 (7.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 11 (6.04%) ASP.NET Developer
12 11 (6.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 11 (6.04%) Senior Developer
13 10 (5.49%) Consultant
13 10 (5.49%) Web Developer
14 9 (4.95%) Azure Developer
14 9 (4.95%) Senior .NET Developer
15 8 (4.40%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (26.92%) .NET
2 37 (20.33%) AngularJS
3 33 (18.13%) RESTful
4 32 (17.58%) .NET Framework
5 31 (17.03%) Entity Framework
6 30 (16.48%) ASP.NET
7 18 (9.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (9.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (9.89%) JSON
7 18 (9.89%) REST
7 18 (9.89%) WCF
8 11 (6.04%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (5.49%) .NET Core
9 10 (5.49%) ASP.NET Core
9 10 (5.49%) SAML
9 10 (5.49%) Spring
9 10 (5.49%) Web Services
9 10 (5.49%) XML
10 8 (4.40%) Node.js
11 7 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.93%) Cloud Native
2 14 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.59%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.85%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.30%) User Experience
6 5 (2.75%) MPEG
6 5 (2.75%) PKI
6 5 (2.75%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.65%) Clustering
8 3 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.65%) STB
9 2 (1.10%) Replication
10 1 (0.55%) Blog
10 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 75 (41.21%) Linux
2 33 (18.13%) Unix
3 32 (17.58%) Windows
4 7 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.75%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.20%) Android
6 4 (2.20%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.20%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.65%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.10%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (1.10%) CentOS
8 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.55%) Solaris
9 1 (0.55%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (45.60%) DevOps
2 82 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (25.27%) Test Automation
5 44 (24.18%) Problem-Solving
5 44 (24.18%) Scrum
6 38 (20.88%) Continuous Delivery
6 38 (20.88%) Kanban
7 35 (19.23%) TDD
8 24 (13.19%) Mentoring
9 23 (12.64%) BDD
9 23 (12.64%) Configuration Management
10 22 (12.09%) API Design
10 22 (12.09%) MVC
10 22 (12.09%) Unit Testing
11 21 (11.54%) Open Source
12 19 (10.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 19 (10.44%) Web Development
13 18 (9.89%) OO
13 18 (9.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 53 (29.12%) C#
2 39 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 37 (20.33%) Java
4 36 (19.78%) SQL
5 26 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 24 (13.19%) Python
7 18 (9.89%) PowerShell
8 16 (8.79%) Groovy
9 10 (5.49%) PHP
10 9 (4.95%) Perl
11 8 (4.40%) C++
11 8 (4.40%) Ruby
12 6 (3.30%) Scala
13 5 (2.75%) Java 8
13 5 (2.75%) VB
14 3 (1.65%) Go
14 3 (1.65%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.10%) Apple Swift
15 2 (1.10%) F#
15 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (9.34%) Degree
2 7 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 7 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.30%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.65%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.10%) ISEB
5 2 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.55%) CCNA
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.55%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.55%) HNC
6 1 (0.55%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.55%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.04%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 60 (32.97%) Docker
2 16 (8.79%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 14 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.85%) vSphere
5 6 (3.30%) oVirt
5 6 (3.30%) RHEV
6 4 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (2.20%) vCloud
7 3 (1.65%) Apache Flume
7 3 (1.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (1.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.55%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.55%) XenApp
9 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (27.47%) Ansible
1 50 (27.47%) Terraform
2 47 (25.82%) Puppet
3 39 (21.43%) Kubernetes
4 27 (14.84%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.30%) vCenter Server
6 5 (2.75%) SCCM
6 5 (2.75%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (2.20%) Data Guard
7 4 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (2.20%) Kibana
7 4 (2.20%) Salt
8 3 (1.65%) Grafana
8 3 (1.65%) Graphite
8 3 (1.65%) Mesos
8 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.65%) Nagios
8 3 (1.65%) Packer
8 3 (1.65%) StatsD
8 3 (1.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (13.74%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.09%) Oracle
3 16 (8.79%) VMware
4 7 (3.85%) Cisco
4 7 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.30%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.30%) Splunk
6 5 (2.75%) Citrix
7 4 (2.20%) Guidewire
7 4 (2.20%) New Relic
8 3 (1.65%) Databricks
8 3 (1.65%) F5
8 3 (1.65%) HP
8 3 (1.65%) Veritas
9 2 (1.10%) Google
9 2 (1.10%) hybris
9 2 (1.10%) Nokia
9 2 (1.10%) SAP
9 2 (1.10%) Software AG
9 2 (1.10%) webMethods