Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 285 246
Rank change year-on-year +69 -39 -2
Contract jobs citing Deployment Automation 171 86 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.03% 0.54% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.64% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 69 88
South East median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +24.22%
10th Percentile £330 £295 £388
90th Percentile £575 £591 £600
England median daily rate £513 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South East median hourly rate £61.25 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +42.86% - -

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 14,242 13,417 15,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.65% 84.18% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,490 7,785 9,318
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £588 £570 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 488 563
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.78 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.39% -12.09% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.49
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%

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 20 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Deployment Automation in the South East over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 August 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 +4 64 £450 -5.26% 7
Berkshire +4 44 £450 +3.45% 4
West Sussex +32 36 £530 +100.00% 1
Hampshire +17 32 £350 -28.21% 4
Surrey -16 29 £508 +6.84% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 13 £425 +0.12%
Oxfordshire -14 7 £413 -19.51% 3
Kent +15 4 £400 -27.27%
East Sussex - 4 £300 - 1
Middlesex -1 1 £475 -1.86%
Deployment Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 78 (45.61%) DevOps
2 73 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (40.94%) Linux
4 61 (35.67%) Ansible
5 59 (34.50%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (31.58%) Puppet
7 53 (30.99%) Docker
8 52 (30.41%) Amazon AWS
9 44 (25.73%) Java
10 42 (24.56%) Kanban
11 40 (23.39%) Test Automation
12 38 (22.22%) JavaScript
13 37 (21.64%) Windows
13 37 (21.64%) Scrum
13 37 (21.64%) Terraform
14 36 (21.05%) Python
15 34 (19.88%) SQL
15 34 (19.88%) Jenkins
16 32 (18.71%) Opscode Chef
16 32 (18.71%) Git (software)
16 32 (18.71%) C#
17 31 (18.13%) .NET
17 31 (18.13%) Continuous Delivery
18 30 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
18 30 (17.54%) Unix
18 30 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
19 29 (16.96%) Microsoft
19 29 (16.96%) TDD
20 27 (15.79%) Open Source
20 27 (15.79%) REST

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 19 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (5.26%) Apache
3 8 (4.68%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (4.68%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.34%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.75%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.75%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.75%) Confluence
5 3 (1.75%) IIS
5 3 (1.75%) JBoss
5 3 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.17%) CMS
6 2 (1.17%) Jetty
6 2 (1.17%) Moodle
6 2 (1.17%) NServiceBus
6 2 (1.17%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.58%) Mule
7 1 (0.58%) OpenROAD
7 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.58%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Simulink
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.17%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 52 (30.41%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (11.11%) Serverless
4 16 (9.36%) Amazon Glacier
5 12 (7.02%) Azure Functions
6 10 (5.85%) SaaS
7 9 (5.26%) GitHub
8 8 (4.68%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (4.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (3.51%) OpenShift
9 6 (3.51%) PaaS
10 4 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (2.34%) IaaS
11 3 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (1.75%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (1.75%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 2 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (1.17%) CloudBees
12 2 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.60%) HTTP
2 11 (6.43%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.51%) DOCSIS
3 6 (3.51%) DVB
3 6 (3.51%) VPN
4 5 (2.92%) FTP
4 5 (2.92%) SNMP
5 4 (2.34%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (2.34%) SAN
6 2 (1.17%) Firewall
6 2 (1.17%) Internet
6 2 (1.17%) Network Security
6 2 (1.17%) PuTTY
6 2 (1.17%) SSL
6 2 (1.17%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.58%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.58%) Intranet
7 1 (0.58%) SSH
7 1 (0.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 19 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 15 (8.77%) MongoDB
2 15 (8.77%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.60%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (5.85%) Big Data
5 8 (4.68%) Cosmos DB
5 8 (4.68%) RDBMS
5 8 (4.68%) Redis
6 7 (4.09%) MySQL
6 7 (4.09%) Oracle Database
6 7 (4.09%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (3.51%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.34%) KNIME
9 3 (1.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.75%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.75%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (19.88%) Jenkins
2 32 (18.71%) Git (software)
3 18 (10.53%) Octopus Deploy
4 17 (9.94%) TeamCity
5 15 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (7.02%) JUnit
6 12 (7.02%) Subversion
6 12 (7.02%) Visual Studio Team System
7 11 (6.43%) JIRA
8 10 (5.85%) Maven
9 8 (4.68%) Ant
10 6 (3.51%) Selenium
11 5 (2.92%) Artifactory
11 5 (2.92%) Mockito
11 5 (2.92%) Vagrant
12 4 (2.34%) Bitbucket
12 4 (2.34%) Eclipse
12 4 (2.34%) Gradle
12 4 (2.34%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (7.60%) Finance
2 4 (2.34%) Retail
3 3 (1.75%) Banking
3 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.17%) Games
4 2 (1.17%) Publishing
5 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.58%) Marketing
5 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (26.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (23.39%) Developer
3 16 (9.36%) Architect
3 16 (9.36%) Consultant
4 15 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (8.19%) Cloud Engineer
5 14 (8.19%) Java Developer
6 12 (7.02%) .NET Developer
6 12 (7.02%) Automation Engineer
6 12 (7.02%) AWS DevOps
6 12 (7.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 12 (7.02%) AWS Engineer
7 11 (6.43%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.43%) Software Engineer
7 11 (6.43%) Web Developer
8 10 (5.85%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (5.85%) C# Developer
9 9 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
10 6 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (3.51%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.13%) .NET
2 27 (15.79%) REST
3 24 (14.04%) AngularJS
4 22 (12.87%) JSON
4 22 (12.87%) RESTful
5 20 (11.70%) Web Services
6 17 (9.94%) .NET Framework
6 17 (9.94%) ASP.NET
6 17 (9.94%) Entity Framework
7 15 (8.77%) Spring
8 14 (8.19%) SOAP
9 13 (7.60%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (7.60%) WCF
10 12 (7.02%) XML
11 11 (6.43%) CSS
11 11 (6.43%) Spring Boot
12 10 (5.85%) HTML
12 10 (5.85%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (5.85%) SAML
13 9 (5.26%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.11%) Cloud Native
2 10 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.85%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.09%) Clustering
3 7 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (4.09%) Virtual Team
4 6 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.51%) User Experience
5 5 (2.92%) MPEG
5 5 (2.92%) PKI
5 5 (2.92%) Wiki
6 4 (2.34%) Life Science
6 4 (2.34%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.75%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.75%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.75%) STB
8 2 (1.17%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 70 (40.94%) Linux
2 37 (21.64%) Windows
3 30 (17.54%) Unix
4 8 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.51%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.75%) CentOS
7 3 (1.75%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.75%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.17%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (1.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.58%) Android
9 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.58%) Debian
9 1 (0.58%) Solaris
9 1 (0.58%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (45.61%) DevOps
2 73 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (34.50%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (24.56%) Kanban
5 40 (23.39%) Test Automation
6 37 (21.64%) Scrum
7 31 (18.13%) Continuous Delivery
8 30 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (16.96%) TDD
10 27 (15.79%) Open Source
11 24 (14.04%) Configuration Management
11 24 (14.04%) Unit Testing
12 21 (12.28%) Microservices
13 17 (9.94%) Software Engineering
14 16 (9.36%) Mentoring
15 15 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 15 (8.77%) Web Development
16 14 (8.19%) API Design
16 14 (8.19%) MVC
17 13 (7.60%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.73%) Java
2 38 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 36 (21.05%) Python
4 34 (19.88%) SQL
5 32 (18.71%) C#
6 23 (13.45%) PowerShell
7 21 (12.28%) Bash Shell
8 13 (7.60%) Groovy
8 13 (7.60%) Perl
9 10 (5.85%) Java 8
10 9 (5.26%) PHP
11 7 (4.09%) C++
11 7 (4.09%) Ruby
12 6 (3.51%) PL/SQL
12 6 (3.51%) Scala
12 6 (3.51%) VB
13 5 (2.92%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.92%) VBScript
14 4 (2.34%) C
15 2 (1.17%) AWK
Qualifications
1 13 (7.60%) Degree
1 13 (7.60%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.34%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.17%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.17%) ISEB
5 2 (1.17%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.58%) CCNA
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.58%) HNC
6 1 (0.58%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.58%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.58%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.26%) QA
2 2 (1.17%) GCP
System Software
1 53 (30.99%) Docker
2 16 (9.36%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (7.02%) Active Directory
4 11 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.09%) vSphere
6 5 (2.92%) vCloud
7 4 (2.34%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (2.34%) oVirt
7 4 (2.34%) RHEV
8 3 (1.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (1.17%) Apache Flume
9 2 (1.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.58%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.58%) XenApp
10 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 61 (35.67%) Ansible
2 54 (31.58%) Puppet
3 37 (21.64%) Terraform
4 32 (18.71%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (15.79%) Kubernetes
6 10 (5.85%) SCCM
7 6 (3.51%) vCenter Server
8 5 (2.92%) Kibana
8 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (2.92%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (2.34%) Data Guard
9 4 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (1.75%) SCOM
11 2 (1.17%) Cobbler
11 2 (1.17%) Graphite
11 2 (1.17%) Mesos
11 2 (1.17%) Nagios
11 2 (1.17%) Salt
11 2 (1.17%) StatsD
11 2 (1.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (16.96%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.87%) Oracle
3 13 (7.60%) VMware
4 8 (4.68%) Cisco
4 8 (4.68%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.09%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.92%) SAP
7 4 (2.34%) McAfee
7 4 (2.34%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.34%) Splunk
8 3 (1.75%) Databricks
8 3 (1.75%) MathWorks
8 3 (1.75%) New Relic
8 3 (1.75%) Remedy
8 3 (1.75%) Veritas
9 2 (1.17%) Google
9 2 (1.17%) HP
9 2 (1.17%) hybris
9 2 (1.17%) Software AG
9 2 (1.17%) webMethods