Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 265 345 340
Rank change year-on-year +80 -5 +28
Contract jobs citing Continuous Deployment 976 722 687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 0.71% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.83% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 568 494
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £375 £351
90th Percentile £623 £630 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £430
% change year-on-year - +16.28% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
UK median hourly rate £109.50 £23.80 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +360.18% -49.91% -8.70%
10th Percentile £109.25 £18.22 £46.25
90th Percentile £109.75 £24.09 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 85,664 87,077 81,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.06% 85.95% 85.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,562 58,054 54,007
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,237 2,127 2,355
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.68% +3.32%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.41 £11.19
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.65 £24.56 £23.00
% change year-on-year -7.78% +6.78% -8.00%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 +73 936 £525 - 206
London +44 517 £525 -2.33% 102
UK excluding London +88 448 £500 - 113
North of England +124 176 £500 +17.65% 34
Yorkshire +63 80 £500 +9.89% 17
North West +56 79 £495 +27.33% 13
South East -28 77 £523 - 22
South West -6 75 £525 +8.25% 15
Midlands +2 51 £470 -1.47% 24
East of England +15 42 £500 - 9
West Midlands -10 38 £470 -1.47% 10
North East +8 17 £575 +21.05% 4
Wales +11 16 £500 +11.11% 1
Scotland -8 16 £375 - 7
East Midlands +8 9 £420 -12.32% 14

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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.

1 660 (67.62%) Agile Software Development
2 567 (58.09%) Continuous Integration
3 425 (43.55%) DevOps
4 422 (43.24%) Java
5 381 (39.04%) Test Automation
6 363 (37.19%) TDD
7 321 (32.89%) Amazon AWS
8 310 (31.76%) Git (software)
9 284 (29.10%) Jenkins
10 252 (25.82%) JavaScript
11 247 (25.31%) Linux
12 237 (24.28%) HTML
13 232 (23.77%) Scrum
14 219 (22.44%) Python
15 212 (21.72%) Docker
16 198 (20.29%) Microservices
17 193 (19.77%) Microsoft Azure
18 188 (19.26%) BDD
19 180 (18.44%) Ansible
20 179 (18.34%) REST
21 176 (18.03%) Web Development
22 175 (17.93%) CSS
23 162 (16.60%) Ruby
23 162 (16.60%) Node.js
24 157 (16.09%) SQL
25 150 (15.37%) C#
26 147 (15.06%) Finance
27 144 (14.75%) Security Cleared
28 143 (14.65%) Unix
29 142 (14.55%) Microsoft

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 56 (5.74%) Confluence
2 38 (3.89%) Cloud Foundry
3 33 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (2.25%) Apache Spark
4 22 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 20 (2.05%) nginx
5 20 (2.05%) OpenStack
6 19 (1.95%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.54%) Apache
7 15 (1.54%) Mule
8 12 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 11 (1.13%) IIS
10 10 (1.02%) Apache Solr
10 10 (1.02%) CMS
10 10 (1.02%) SAS
10 10 (1.02%) Tuxedo
11 6 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
12 5 (0.51%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.64%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 36 (3.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.10%) LongView
3 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 321 (32.89%) Amazon AWS
2 193 (19.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (7.99%) GitHub
4 65 (6.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 42 (4.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 39 (4.00%) Serverless
7 36 (3.69%) Amazon EC2
7 36 (3.69%) Heroku
7 36 (3.69%) PaaS
8 26 (2.66%) SaaS
9 24 (2.46%) AWS Lambda
10 23 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (2.36%) Office 365
11 22 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
11 22 (2.25%) OpenShift
12 19 (1.95%) Amazon S3
13 15 (1.54%) IaaS
13 15 (1.54%) Slack
13 15 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (1.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 76 (7.79%) HTTP
2 23 (2.36%) DNS
3 19 (1.95%) Firewall
3 19 (1.95%) SSL
4 12 (1.23%) Reverse Proxy
4 12 (1.23%) Skype
4 12 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.02%) Broadband
6 9 (0.92%) Internet
7 6 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (0.61%) Kerberos
7 6 (0.61%) Software-Defined Networking
7 6 (0.61%) SSH
7 6 (0.61%) WAN
7 6 (0.61%) Wireshark
8 5 (0.51%) AMQP
8 5 (0.51%) DHCP
8 5 (0.51%) MQTT
9 4 (0.41%) FTP
9 4 (0.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (11.78%) Relational Database
2 110 (11.27%) MongoDB
3 85 (8.71%) SQL Server
4 72 (7.38%) MySQL
5 62 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
6 60 (6.15%) NoSQL
7 55 (5.64%) Big Data
8 44 (4.51%) Neo4j
9 30 (3.07%) RDBMS
10 28 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (2.56%) Pentaho
12 24 (2.46%) Hadoop
13 22 (2.25%) GIS
14 20 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
15 17 (1.74%) Amazon Redshift
16 15 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 12 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
17 12 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
18 11 (1.13%) Data Lake
18 11 (1.13%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 310 (31.76%) Git (software)
2 284 (29.10%) Jenkins
3 106 (10.86%) Maven
4 98 (10.04%) JIRA
5 83 (8.50%) Selenium
6 72 (7.38%) Cucumber
7 63 (6.45%) Artifactory
8 61 (6.25%) Subversion
9 55 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 46 (4.71%) JMeter
11 36 (3.69%) JUnit
12 35 (3.59%) Mockito
13 34 (3.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 32 (3.28%) Visual Studio
15 27 (2.77%) Gradle
15 27 (2.77%) SonarQube
16 26 (2.66%) SoapUI
17 25 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
18 23 (2.36%) GitLab
18 23 (2.36%) Spock
General
1 147 (15.06%) Finance
2 55 (5.64%) Banking
3 24 (2.46%) Retail
4 23 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.15%) Back Office
6 18 (1.84%) Marketing
7 14 (1.43%) Front Office
8 12 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.13%) Electronics
9 11 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.02%) Publishing
11 7 (0.72%) Law
12 3 (0.31%) Advertising
12 3 (0.31%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.31%) Automotive
12 3 (0.31%) Legal
13 2 (0.20%) Games
13 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 517 (52.97%) Developer
2 183 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 181 (18.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 101 (10.35%) Senior Developer
5 82 (8.40%) Full Stack Developer
6 78 (7.99%) Architect
7 44 (4.51%) Ruby Developer
8 42 (4.30%) AWS Engineer
9 38 (3.89%) AWS DevOps
10 37 (3.79%) Node.js Developer
11 36 (3.69%) .NET Developer
12 35 (3.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 34 (3.48%) Agile Developer
14 30 (3.07%) JavaScript Developer
14 30 (3.07%) Python Developer
14 30 (3.07%) Senior Ruby Developer
15 29 (2.97%) Software Engineer
16 27 (2.77%) Angular Developer
16 27 (2.77%) Test Leader
17 26 (2.66%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (24.28%) HTML
2 179 (18.34%) REST
3 175 (17.93%) CSS
4 162 (16.60%) Node.js
5 140 (14.34%) Spring
6 133 (13.63%) AngularJS
7 116 (11.89%) .NET
8 115 (11.78%) Web Services
9 96 (9.84%) RESTful
10 95 (9.73%) Spring Boot
11 89 (9.12%) JSON
12 87 (8.91%) React
13 79 (8.09%) HTML5
14 52 (5.33%) Hibernate
15 48 (4.92%) Dropwizard
15 48 (4.92%) JAX-RS
15 48 (4.92%) XML
16 47 (4.82%) SOAP
17 46 (4.71%) CSS3
17 46 (4.71%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (3.28%) User Experience
4 21 (2.15%) Public Cloud
5 20 (2.05%) Clustering
5 20 (2.05%) Fat Client
5 20 (2.05%) Thin Client
6 18 (1.84%) Fintech
7 16 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (1.64%) Virtual Team
8 15 (1.54%) Data Centre
9 14 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.23%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.13%) Replication
12 10 (1.02%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.92%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.61%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.61%) EMC VNX
14 6 (0.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 247 (25.31%) Linux
2 143 (14.65%) Unix
3 64 (6.56%) Mac OS X
4 57 (5.84%) Windows
5 33 (3.38%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.84%) Mac OS
7 12 (1.23%) Android
7 12 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.92%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.51%) Amazon Linux
9 5 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.20%) Fedora
10 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.10%) AIX
11 1 (0.10%) CentOS
11 1 (0.10%) HPUX
11 1 (0.10%) Solaris
11 1 (0.10%) SUSE
11 1 (0.10%) VMS
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 660 (67.62%) Agile Software Development
2 567 (58.09%) Continuous Integration
3 425 (43.55%) DevOps
4 381 (39.04%) Test Automation
5 363 (37.19%) TDD
6 232 (23.77%) Scrum
7 198 (20.29%) Microservices
8 188 (19.26%) BDD
9 176 (18.03%) Web Development
10 110 (11.27%) Configuration Management
11 109 (11.17%) Software Engineering
12 106 (10.86%) Open Source
13 98 (10.04%) Pair Programming
14 82 (8.40%) Responsive Web Design
15 79 (8.09%) Kanban
16 78 (7.99%) Deployment Automation
17 74 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
18 71 (7.27%) Analytics
19 67 (6.86%) Front End Development
20 64 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 422 (43.24%) Java
2 252 (25.82%) JavaScript
3 219 (22.44%) Python
4 162 (16.60%) Ruby
5 157 (16.09%) SQL
6 150 (15.37%) C#
7 86 (8.81%) Java 8
8 75 (7.68%) Bash Shell
9 54 (5.53%) Shell Script
10 53 (5.43%) Scala
11 50 (5.12%) Perl
12 40 (4.10%) PHP
13 31 (3.18%) PowerShell
14 30 (3.07%) ES6
15 27 (2.77%) Go
16 26 (2.66%) C++
17 25 (2.56%) TypeScript
18 24 (2.46%) PL/SQL
19 21 (2.15%) C
20 15 (1.54%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 144 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 79 (8.09%) SC Cleared
3 58 (5.94%) Degree
4 53 (5.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 23 (2.36%) DV Cleared
5 23 (2.36%) Numerate Degree
6 18 (1.84%) DBS Check
7 9 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.82%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.82%) MCSE
8 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.61%) CISM
9 6 (0.61%) CISSP
10 4 (0.41%) OCA
10 4 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.31%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.20%) CCNA
12 2 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (7.68%) QA
2 15 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.41%) GDPR
4 4 (0.41%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.20%) MiFID
5 2 (0.20%) PSD2
5 2 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 212 (21.72%) Docker
2 21 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.43%) OpenAM
4 11 (1.13%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.13%) OpenDJ
5 7 (0.72%) Squid
5 7 (0.72%) vSphere
6 6 (0.61%) Varnish
7 5 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.41%) HDFS
8 4 (0.41%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.31%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.20%) etcd
10 2 (0.20%) Xen
11 1 (0.10%) Ceph
11 1 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 180 (18.44%) Ansible
2 126 (12.91%) Puppet
3 114 (11.68%) Terraform
4 104 (10.66%) Kubernetes
5 62 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (4.92%) Kibana
7 23 (2.36%) Single Sign-On
8 20 (2.05%) logstash
9 15 (1.54%) Grafana
10 12 (1.23%) Graphite
11 9 (0.92%) Consul
11 9 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (0.82%) Packer
12 8 (0.82%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.72%) Nagios
13 7 (0.72%) ZABBIX
14 6 (0.61%) Mesos
15 4 (0.41%) CSIRT
15 4 (0.41%) Rundeck
16 3 (0.31%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 142 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 67 (6.86%) Google
3 66 (6.76%) Oracle
4 40 (4.10%) VMware
5 30 (3.07%) Adobe
5 30 (3.07%) Splunk
6 23 (2.36%) F5
7 17 (1.74%) Informatica
8 15 (1.54%) SAP
9 14 (1.43%) ForgeRock
10 13 (1.33%) Greenplum
11 12 (1.23%) Cloudera
11 12 (1.23%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.13%) Dynatrace
12 11 (1.13%) SaltStack
13 10 (1.02%) Atlassian
13 10 (1.02%) hybris
13 10 (1.02%) Tableau
14 9 (0.92%) Cisco
14 9 (0.92%) New Relic