Period
to 11 December 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 11 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.

Deployment Automation
England > South East
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 233 273
Rank change year-on-year +1 +40 -24
Contract jobs citing Deployment Automation 165 150 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.97% 0.89% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.06% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 110 60
South East median daily rate £474 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.76% +10.53% +12.03%
10th Percentile £320 £375 £361
90th Percentile £618 £625 £576
England median daily rate £525 £525 £484
% change year-on-year - +8.53% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £47.83 -

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 14,765 14,140 13,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.78% 84.36% 84.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,860 8,476 8,199
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 462 580
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £22.75 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.42% -6.09% -3.10%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 11 December 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 11 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
Thames Valley -23 59 £488 -12.56% 9
West Sussex +22 35 £518 - 1
Berkshire -5 28 £513 +13.89% 6
Surrey -5 27 £495 +4.21% 6
Buckinghamshire +33 26 £500 +17.79% 2
Hampshire -10 18 £350 -22.22% 7
Kent +16 15 £448 - 4
East Sussex - 11 £455 - 2
Oxfordshire -39 5 £300 -47.60% 1
Sussex +3 1 - -
Deployment Automation
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 76 (46.06%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (41.21%) DevOps
3 66 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (37.58%) Linux
5 59 (35.76%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (32.12%) C#
7 47 (28.48%) Microsoft Azure
8 46 (27.88%) Docker
9 45 (27.27%) Scrum
10 43 (26.06%) .NET
10 43 (26.06%) Test Automation
11 42 (25.45%) Ansible
12 40 (24.24%) Terraform
13 39 (23.64%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (21.21%) TDD
15 33 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
15 33 (20.00%) AngularJS
16 32 (19.39%) .NET Framework
17 31 (18.79%) Entity Framework
18 29 (17.58%) RESTful
18 29 (17.58%) TeamCity
18 29 (17.58%) Puppet
18 29 (17.58%) Kubernetes
18 29 (17.58%) Kanban
18 29 (17.58%) JavaScript
18 29 (17.58%) Unix
19 28 (16.97%) ASP.NET
19 28 (16.97%) Java
19 28 (16.97%) BDD
20 25 (15.15%) Cloud Native

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 25 (15.15%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (9.09%) CMS
3 6 (3.64%) OpenStack
3 6 (3.64%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.03%) Drupal
4 5 (3.03%) FileNet
4 5 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.42%) Confluence
6 3 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.82%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.21%) Apache
7 2 (1.21%) JBoss
7 2 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.61%) nginx
8 1 (0.61%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.61%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.61%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 66 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (28.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (13.94%) Amazon Glacier
4 9 (5.45%) GitHub
4 9 (5.45%) SaaS
5 8 (4.85%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (4.24%) Azure Functions
6 7 (4.24%) Serverless
7 5 (3.03%) Heroku
8 3 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.61%) Force.com
9 1 (0.61%) IaaS
9 1 (0.61%) Office 365
9 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.85%) VPN
2 5 (3.03%) DNS
2 5 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.42%) Firewall
3 4 (2.42%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.82%) BGP
4 3 (1.82%) DHCP
4 3 (1.82%) VLAN
5 2 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.21%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (1.21%) HTTP
5 2 (1.21%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.21%) MPLS
5 2 (1.21%) NAS
5 2 (1.21%) PuTTY
5 2 (1.21%) SNMP
5 2 (1.21%) SSL
5 2 (1.21%) Value-Added Service
5 2 (1.21%) WinSCP
5 2 (1.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.09%) MySQL
1 15 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 10 (6.06%) Redis
4 9 (5.45%) NoSQL
4 9 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (4.85%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (4.24%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.24%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (3.03%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (3.03%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.03%) Power BI
7 5 (3.03%) RDBMS
7 5 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.42%) DB2
8 4 (2.42%) IBM InfoSphere
8 4 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (17.58%) TeamCity
2 18 (10.91%) Git (software)
3 17 (10.30%) Octopus Deploy
4 16 (9.70%) Jenkins
4 16 (9.70%) Visual Studio Team System
5 15 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (6.67%) JIRA
7 10 (6.06%) Visual Studio
8 8 (4.85%) Maven
8 8 (4.85%) Selenium
9 7 (4.24%) Appium
9 7 (4.24%) Subversion
10 6 (3.64%) Bitbucket
11 5 (3.03%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (1.82%) HP UFT
13 3 (1.82%) JUnit
13 3 (1.82%) Mockito
14 2 (1.21%) SpecFlow
14 2 (1.21%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (6.67%) Finance
2 5 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.42%) Retail
4 3 (1.82%) Banking
5 2 (1.21%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Automotive
6 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Publishing
6 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (32.73%) Developer
2 35 (21.21%) .NET Developer
3 33 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 29 (17.58%) C# Developer
5 27 (16.36%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (10.30%) Senior Developer
7 15 (9.09%) Architect
7 15 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
7 15 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
8 13 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (7.27%) ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (7.27%) AWS Engineer
9 12 (7.27%) Azure Developer
9 12 (7.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (7.27%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
10 11 (6.67%) Consultant
10 11 (6.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 11 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
11 10 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (26.06%) .NET
2 33 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 32 (19.39%) .NET Framework
4 31 (18.79%) Entity Framework
5 29 (17.58%) RESTful
6 28 (16.97%) ASP.NET
7 18 (10.91%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (7.88%) ASP.NET Core
9 12 (7.27%) .NET Core
9 12 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (7.27%) REST
9 12 (7.27%) WCF
10 10 (6.06%) Node.js
10 10 (6.06%) Web Services
11 9 (5.45%) JSON
11 9 (5.45%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (4.24%) Spring
13 5 (3.03%) Drush
13 5 (3.03%) SAML
13 5 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.15%) Cloud Native
2 14 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.88%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (4.24%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.64%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.03%) PKI
6 5 (3.03%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.42%) User Experience
8 3 (1.82%) Clustering
8 3 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.21%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.21%) Replication
10 1 (0.61%) Blog
10 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.61%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.61%) Social Media
10 1 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 62 (37.58%) Linux
2 29 (17.58%) Unix
3 24 (14.55%) Windows
4 7 (4.24%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.03%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.42%) Android
7 4 (2.42%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.42%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.82%) CentOS
8 3 (1.82%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.21%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (46.06%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (41.21%) DevOps
3 59 (35.76%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (27.27%) Scrum
5 43 (26.06%) Test Automation
6 39 (23.64%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (21.21%) TDD
8 33 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 29 (17.58%) Kanban
10 28 (16.97%) BDD
11 23 (13.94%) Mentoring
12 22 (13.33%) OO
13 19 (11.52%) API Design
13 19 (11.52%) SOA
14 16 (9.70%) Configuration Management
15 15 (9.09%) Migration
15 15 (9.09%) MVC
15 15 (9.09%) SOLID
15 15 (9.09%) Unit Testing
15 15 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 53 (32.12%) C#
2 29 (17.58%) JavaScript
3 28 (16.97%) Java
4 23 (13.94%) SQL
5 22 (13.33%) PowerShell
6 21 (12.73%) Bash Shell
7 17 (10.30%) Python
8 10 (6.06%) PHP
9 9 (5.45%) Groovy
9 9 (5.45%) Ruby
10 8 (4.85%) C++
11 5 (3.03%) Jython
11 5 (3.03%) Scala
11 5 (3.03%) Tcl
11 5 (3.03%) VB
12 3 (1.82%) Java 8
12 3 (1.82%) Perl
12 3 (1.82%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.21%) AWK
13 2 (1.21%) F#
Qualifications
1 20 (12.12%) Degree
2 6 (3.64%) Master's Degree
2 6 (3.64%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.21%) ISEB
4 2 (1.21%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.61%) CCNA
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.61%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.61%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.85%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 46 (27.88%) Docker
2 10 (6.06%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.42%) oVirt
5 4 (2.42%) RHEV
6 3 (1.82%) Apache Flume
6 3 (1.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.82%) vSphere
7 2 (1.21%) BIND 9
7 2 (1.21%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.21%) KVM
7 2 (1.21%) NFS
7 2 (1.21%) Postfix
7 2 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.21%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.61%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.61%) HDFS
8 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 42 (25.45%) Ansible
2 40 (24.24%) Terraform
3 29 (17.58%) Kubernetes
3 29 (17.58%) Puppet
4 20 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (6.06%) SCCM
6 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (2.42%) Mesos
7 4 (2.42%) Salt
8 3 (1.82%) Grafana
8 3 (1.82%) Graphite
8 3 (1.82%) Nagios
8 3 (1.82%) StatsD
8 3 (1.82%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.21%) HP ALM
9 2 (1.21%) Kibana
10 1 (0.61%) Galera Cluster
10 1 (0.61%) Packer
10 1 (0.61%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (10.30%) Microsoft
1 17 (10.30%) Oracle
2 9 (5.45%) VMware
3 8 (4.85%) Cisco
3 8 (4.85%) F5
4 7 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.64%) New Relic
5 6 (3.64%) Splunk
6 5 (3.03%) Citrix
6 5 (3.03%) IBM
7 4 (2.42%) Guidewire
7 4 (2.42%) HP
7 4 (2.42%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.82%) Nokia
9 2 (1.21%) Apple
9 2 (1.21%) Dell
9 2 (1.21%) EMC
9 2 (1.21%) Juniper
9 2 (1.21%) Software AG
9 2 (1.21%) webMethods