Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Continuous Deployment skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Deployment over the 6 months to 20 July 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.

Continuous Deployment
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 327 371 419
Rank change year-on-year +44 +48 +117
Contract jobs citing Continuous Deployment 805 607 611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.64% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.75% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 455 440
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £355
90th Percentile £638 £600 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -11.11%

Continuous Deployment 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 89,317 80,919 92,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.94% 84.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,921 52,955 61,108
UK median daily rate £450 £449 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% +5.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,460 2,122 2,286
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.54%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.03 £52.49 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% - +16.01%

Continuous Deployment
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Continuous Deployment as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Deployment in the UK

Continuous Deployment
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Deployment in the UK

Continuous Deployment
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Deployment over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Deployment in the UK

Continuous Deployment
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Deployment in the UK

Continuous Deployment
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Deployment within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 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
England +59 763 £513 +7.89% 174
London +37 448 £550 +4.76% 75
UK excluding London +17 349 £475 +11.76% 111
North of England +1 75 £450 +5.88% 24
South East -6 73 £425 -5.56% 27
Midlands +34 68 £460 +8.24% 18
East of England +17 61 £525 +12.06% 16
West Midlands +20 58 £450 +5.88% 13
South West -27 36 £440 +10.00% 14
North West -1 35 £491 +35.45% 16
North East +10 24 £324 -15.84% 3
Wales +7 21 £525 +1.20% 4
Yorkshire -26 16 £403 -5.29% 5
Scotland -57 15 £510 +23.64% 7
East Midlands +3 10 £479 +12.71% 5

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Deployment 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 with a requirement for Continuous Deployment.

1 577 (71.68%) Agile Software Development
2 477 (59.25%) Continuous Integration
3 460 (57.14%) DevOps
4 341 (42.36%) TDD
5 333 (41.37%) Java
6 268 (33.29%) Amazon AWS
7 256 (31.80%) Test Automation
8 240 (29.81%) Linux
9 221 (27.45%) Git (software)
10 205 (25.47%) Scrum
11 193 (23.98%) Jenkins
12 192 (23.85%) Microsoft Azure
13 188 (23.35%) Docker
14 186 (23.11%) BDD
15 177 (21.99%) JavaScript
16 153 (19.01%) SQL
17 151 (18.76%) REST
18 139 (17.27%) Ansible
19 138 (17.14%) HTML
20 127 (15.78%) Python
20 127 (15.78%) Microservices
21 125 (15.53%) Security Cleared
22 119 (14.78%) CSS
23 118 (14.66%) Finance
24 114 (14.16%) Puppet
25 113 (14.04%) Kanban
26 112 (13.91%) C#
27 106 (13.17%) Configuration Management
28 101 (12.55%) Continuous Delivery
29 99 (12.30%) SC Cleared

Continuous Deployment
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 48 (5.96%) Confluence
2 30 (3.73%) Apache
3 28 (3.48%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (3.11%) CMS
5 13 (1.61%) Umbraco
6 11 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
6 11 (1.37%) Tuxedo
6 11 (1.37%) WordPress
7 10 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (1.24%) Apache Spark
7 10 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.12%) JBoss
8 9 (1.12%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.99%) IIS
10 7 (0.87%) NServiceBus
11 6 (0.75%) nginx
11 6 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.62%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.50%) Jetty
13 4 (0.50%) Mule
Applications
1 16 (1.99%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.37%) Simulink
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (1.74%) Eagle PACE
1 14 (1.74%) Front Arena
1 14 (1.74%) thinkFolio
2 6 (0.75%) Bloomberg AIM
2 6 (0.75%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 268 (33.29%) Amazon AWS
2 192 (23.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.47%) PaaS
4 31 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (3.60%) GitHub
5 29 (3.60%) IaaS
6 23 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 21 (2.61%) Serverless
8 17 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (2.11%) OpenShift
9 15 (1.86%) SaaS
10 14 (1.74%) Amazon S3
11 10 (1.24%) npm
12 8 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 5 (0.62%) Slack
16 3 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 62 (7.70%) HTTP
2 14 (1.74%) Firewall
2 14 (1.74%) SSL
2 14 (1.74%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.49%) DNS
3 12 (1.49%) Software-Defined Networking
4 10 (1.24%) Internet
5 9 (1.12%) DMARC
6 8 (0.99%) Broadband
7 6 (0.75%) DKIM
7 6 (0.75%) SMS
8 5 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (0.50%) VPN
10 3 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.25%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.25%) MQTT
11 2 (0.25%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.25%) SMTP
11 2 (0.25%) WinSCP
12 1 (0.12%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (10.93%) Relational Database
2 78 (9.69%) NoSQL
3 76 (9.44%) MongoDB
4 69 (8.57%) SQL Server
5 52 (6.46%) PostgreSQL
6 42 (5.22%) MySQL
6 42 (5.22%) Neo4j
7 28 (3.48%) Big Data
8 20 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (2.48%) RDBMS
9 19 (2.36%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (1.74%) Geospatial Data
10 14 (1.74%) Oracle Database
11 13 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (1.61%) Cosmos DB
12 11 (1.37%) GIS
13 9 (1.12%) Redis
14 6 (0.75%) JasperReports
15 5 (0.62%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 221 (27.45%) Git (software)
2 193 (23.98%) Jenkins
3 98 (12.17%) JIRA
4 91 (11.30%) Maven
5 71 (8.82%) TeamCity
6 65 (8.07%) Subversion
7 46 (5.71%) Cucumber
8 41 (5.09%) Gradle
8 41 (5.09%) Selenium
8 41 (5.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 39 (4.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 39 (4.84%) Jasmine
10 37 (4.60%) Grunt
11 35 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
12 31 (3.85%) Artifactory
13 28 (3.48%) Visual Studio Team System
14 27 (3.35%) Mockito
14 27 (3.35%) webpack
15 25 (3.11%) JUnit
16 24 (2.98%) Bitbucket
General
1 118 (14.66%) Finance
2 45 (5.59%) Banking
3 27 (3.35%) Retail
4 25 (3.11%) Games
4 25 (3.11%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.86%) Marketing
6 17 (2.11%) Front Office
7 11 (1.37%) Electronics
7 11 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.75%) Advertising
8 6 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.75%) Publishing
9 5 (0.62%) Law
10 4 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.37%) Back Office
11 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.25%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 388 (48.20%) Developer
2 170 (21.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 147 (18.26%) Java Developer
4 76 (9.44%) Senior Developer
5 61 (7.58%) AWS DevOps
6 57 (7.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 51 (6.34%) AWS Engineer
8 49 (6.09%) .NET Developer
9 42 (5.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 41 (5.09%) C# Developer
11 38 (4.72%) Senior Java Developer
12 35 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
13 31 (3.85%) Architect
14 26 (3.23%) Platform Engineer
15 24 (2.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 24 (2.98%) React Developer
16 21 (2.61%) Agile Developer
16 21 (2.61%) Azure Engineer
16 21 (2.61%) C# .NET Developer
16 21 (2.61%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (18.76%) REST
2 138 (17.14%) HTML
3 119 (14.78%) CSS
4 98 (12.17%) .NET
5 90 (11.18%) Web Services
6 87 (10.81%) AngularJS
7 81 (10.06%) Spring
8 69 (8.57%) Hibernate
9 67 (8.32%) Node.js
10 61 (7.58%) RESTful
11 59 (7.33%) HTML5
12 53 (6.58%) CSS3
13 43 (5.34%) Dropwizard
13 43 (5.34%) JSON
14 42 (5.22%) JAX-RS
14 42 (5.22%) Sass
15 35 (4.35%) Middleware
16 34 (4.22%) React
16 34 (4.22%) SOAP
17 32 (3.98%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.95%) Greenfield Project
2 47 (5.84%) User Experience
3 29 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 23 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 22 (2.73%) Data Structures
5 22 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (2.36%) Public Cloud
7 14 (1.74%) Derivative
7 14 (1.74%) Equities
7 14 (1.74%) Exotic Derivative
7 14 (1.74%) Fixed Income
8 13 (1.61%) Fintech
9 10 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (0.99%) Blog
10 8 (0.99%) Cloud Native
11 7 (0.87%) Clustering
11 7 (0.87%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.87%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.62%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 240 (29.81%) Linux
2 86 (10.68%) Unix
3 76 (9.44%) Windows
4 48 (5.96%) Mac OS X
5 33 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (3.98%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.74%) CentOS
8 10 (1.24%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.99%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.62%) Debian
12 4 (0.50%) Android
12 4 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.50%) VMS
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 577 (71.68%) Agile Software Development
2 477 (59.25%) Continuous Integration
3 460 (57.14%) DevOps
4 341 (42.36%) TDD
5 256 (31.80%) Test Automation
6 205 (25.47%) Scrum
7 186 (23.11%) BDD
8 127 (15.78%) Microservices
9 113 (14.04%) Kanban
10 106 (13.17%) Configuration Management
11 101 (12.55%) Continuous Delivery
12 97 (12.05%) Deployment Automation
13 86 (10.68%) Web Development
14 85 (10.56%) Open Source
15 83 (10.31%) Pair Programming
15 83 (10.31%) Software Engineering
16 73 (9.07%) Front End Development
16 73 (9.07%) MVC
17 67 (8.32%) OO
18 58 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 333 (41.37%) Java
2 177 (21.99%) JavaScript
3 153 (19.01%) SQL
4 127 (15.78%) Python
5 112 (13.91%) C#
6 91 (11.30%) Ruby
7 85 (10.56%) Java 8
8 63 (7.83%) Perl
9 45 (5.59%) Shell Script
10 43 (5.34%) PHP
10 43 (5.34%) PowerShell
11 41 (5.09%) Scala
12 30 (3.73%) Go
13 29 (3.60%) Bash Shell
14 25 (3.11%) Groovy
15 22 (2.73%) ES6
16 19 (2.36%) C
17 8 (0.99%) TypeScript
18 7 (0.87%) T-SQL
19 6 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 125 (15.53%) Security Cleared
2 99 (12.30%) SC Cleared
3 20 (2.48%) Degree
4 18 (2.24%) AWS Certification
4 18 (2.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.87%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.50%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.50%) ISEB
6 4 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.25%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.12%) OSCP
9 1 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.98%) QA
2 9 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.50%) GCP
3 4 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 188 (23.35%) Docker
2 29 (3.60%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.50%) HDFS
7 3 (0.37%) vCloud
7 3 (0.37%) vSphere
8 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.25%) Ceph
8 2 (0.25%) NFS
8 2 (0.25%) Postfix
8 2 (0.25%) Samba
8 2 (0.25%) Squid
8 2 (0.25%) Varnish
8 2 (0.25%) Xen
9 1 (0.12%) LXC
9 1 (0.12%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 139 (17.27%) Ansible
2 114 (14.16%) Puppet
3 80 (9.94%) Opscode Chef
4 78 (9.69%) Terraform
5 76 (9.44%) Kubernetes
6 16 (1.99%) Nagios
7 10 (1.24%) Kibana
8 9 (1.12%) Consul
8 9 (1.12%) Mesos
8 9 (1.12%) ZABBIX
9 8 (0.99%) Rundeck
10 7 (0.87%) HP ALM
11 5 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.62%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.62%) logstash
12 4 (0.50%) Pingdom
12 4 (0.50%) Rancher
12 4 (0.50%) Salt
12 4 (0.50%) Uchiwa
12 4 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (8.20%) Microsoft
2 45 (5.59%) Oracle
3 34 (4.22%) Adobe
3 34 (4.22%) VMware
4 32 (3.98%) Atlassian
5 22 (2.73%) Red Hat
6 16 (1.99%) Google
7 15 (1.86%) IBM
7 15 (1.86%) SAP
8 14 (1.74%) Calypso
8 14 (1.74%) Charles River
8 14 (1.74%) FXall
8 14 (1.74%) SaltStack
8 14 (1.74%) SimCorp
9 10 (1.24%) Zend
10 7 (0.87%) HP
10 7 (0.87%) Xamarin
11 6 (0.75%) Bloomberg
11 6 (0.75%) hybris
11 6 (0.75%) Sitecore