Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 295 390 359
Rank change year-on-year +95 -31 +81
Contract jobs citing Continuous Deployment 907 651 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.63% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.74% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 490 534
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £372 £375 £363
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 89,966 88,328 90,655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.36% 85.73% 85.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,547 58,692 59,765
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,344 2,127 2,494
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.75 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.46% +6.67% -

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 15 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Deployment over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 November 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 +89 866 £500 - 204
London +49 461 £525 - 110
UK excluding London +99 439 £475 +5.56% 106
North of England +87 140 £495 +15.12% 33
North West +51 82 £466 +4.78% 21
Midlands +44 74 £466 +9.71% 11
West Midlands +32 70 £470 +10.59% 8
South East -44 68 £488 +2.63% 23
East of England +22 63 £500 - 10
South West -25 60 £475 +7.95% 17
North East +26 34 £513 - 3
Yorkshire +6 24 £500 +17.65% 9
Scotland -12 19 £388 -8.82% 8
Wales -1 17 £400 -11.11% 2
East Midlands +1 3 £385 -3.75% 3

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 607 (66.92%) Agile Software Development
2 599 (66.04%) Continuous Integration
3 502 (55.35%) DevOps
4 381 (42.01%) Java
5 334 (36.82%) TDD
6 288 (31.75%) Amazon AWS
7 269 (29.66%) Git (software)
8 259 (28.56%) Jenkins
9 252 (27.78%) Test Automation
10 244 (26.90%) Scrum
11 238 (26.24%) Linux
12 228 (25.14%) Docker
13 201 (22.16%) JavaScript
14 197 (21.72%) Microsoft Azure
15 182 (20.07%) Ansible
16 181 (19.96%) Python
17 174 (19.18%) SQL
18 171 (18.85%) Microservices
19 166 (18.30%) Finance
19 166 (18.30%) BDD
20 163 (17.97%) C#
21 151 (16.65%) HTML
22 142 (15.66%) Puppet
23 141 (15.55%) JIRA
24 138 (15.21%) REST
25 132 (14.55%) Spring
26 129 (14.22%) Security Cleared
27 128 (14.11%) Web Services
28 122 (13.45%) CSS
29 120 (13.23%) .NET

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 76 (8.38%) Confluence
2 34 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (3.42%) Cloud Foundry
4 22 (2.43%) Tuxedo
5 21 (2.32%) Apache
6 17 (1.87%) Mule
6 17 (1.87%) nginx
7 16 (1.76%) CMS
8 15 (1.65%) OpenStack
8 15 (1.65%) SharePoint
9 13 (1.43%) Apache Solr
9 13 (1.43%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (0.88%) IIS
10 8 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.88%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.88%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.55%) JBoss
13 4 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (1.87%) Photoshop
2 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.22%) Bloomberg AIM
3 2 (0.22%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (0.22%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 288 (31.75%) Amazon AWS
2 197 (21.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (5.40%) GitHub
4 38 (4.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 33 (3.64%) PaaS
6 30 (3.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 22 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (2.32%) IaaS
8 21 (2.32%) Serverless
9 18 (1.98%) Heroku
9 18 (1.98%) SaaS
10 16 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (1.65%) Slack
12 14 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (1.43%) Apigee
14 12 (1.32%) Amazon S3
14 12 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (1.10%) Google Analytics
15 10 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 8 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.97%) HTTP
2 20 (2.21%) Firewall
2 20 (2.21%) SSL
3 19 (2.09%) Reverse Proxy
4 18 (1.98%) DNS
5 17 (1.87%) Software-Defined Networking
6 12 (1.32%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.10%) Broadband
7 10 (1.10%) Skype
8 8 (0.88%) Internet
9 6 (0.66%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.66%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.44%) AMQP
11 3 (0.33%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.33%) MQTT
12 2 (0.22%) DMARC
12 2 (0.22%) PuTTY
12 2 (0.22%) SMTP
12 2 (0.22%) VPN
12 2 (0.22%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 87 (9.59%) Relational Database
3 79 (8.71%) PostgreSQL
4 74 (8.16%) MongoDB
5 72 (7.94%) MySQL
6 50 (5.51%) RDBMS
7 49 (5.40%) NoSQL
8 28 (3.09%) Big Data
9 24 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (2.09%) Neo4j
11 17 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
11 17 (1.87%) Hadoop
12 15 (1.65%) GIS
12 15 (1.65%) Pentaho
13 12 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 12 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (1.21%) Blockchain
15 10 (1.10%) Data Lake
15 10 (1.10%) Impala
Development Applications
1 269 (29.66%) Git (software)
2 259 (28.56%) Jenkins
3 141 (15.55%) JIRA
4 103 (11.36%) Maven
5 76 (8.38%) Selenium
6 65 (7.17%) Artifactory
7 63 (6.95%) Cucumber
8 55 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 53 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
10 48 (5.29%) JMeter
11 39 (4.30%) Visual Studio
12 37 (4.08%) Subversion
13 36 (3.97%) TeamCity
14 34 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
15 32 (3.53%) SoapUI
16 31 (3.42%) Bitbucket
17 28 (3.09%) Gradle
18 26 (2.87%) JUnit
19 25 (2.76%) Grunt
19 25 (2.76%) Jasmine
General
1 166 (18.30%) Finance
2 69 (7.61%) Banking
3 24 (2.65%) Retail
4 23 (2.54%) Back Office
5 21 (2.32%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.21%) Marketing
7 15 (1.65%) Front Office
8 11 (1.21%) Electronics
8 11 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.21%) Publishing
9 7 (0.77%) Law
10 6 (0.66%) Advertising
10 6 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (0.66%) Games
11 5 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.33%) Automotive
13 2 (0.22%) Legal
13 2 (0.22%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 434 (47.85%) Developer
2 221 (24.37%) DevOps Engineer
3 168 (18.52%) Java Developer
4 72 (7.94%) Senior Developer
5 46 (5.07%) .NET Developer
5 46 (5.07%) Architect
6 39 (4.30%) AWS DevOps
7 36 (3.97%) AWS Engineer
8 34 (3.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 32 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 31 (3.42%) C# Developer
11 30 (3.31%) Senior Java Developer
11 30 (3.31%) Software Engineer
12 26 (2.87%) Java Engineer
13 25 (2.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 24 (2.65%) Full Stack Developer
14 24 (2.65%) Node.js Developer
15 22 (2.43%) Consultant
16 21 (2.32%) Scala Developer
17 20 (2.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (16.65%) HTML
2 138 (15.21%) REST
3 132 (14.55%) Spring
4 128 (14.11%) Web Services
5 122 (13.45%) CSS
6 120 (13.23%) .NET
7 113 (12.46%) Node.js
8 101 (11.14%) AngularJS
9 83 (9.15%) Spring Boot
10 77 (8.49%) RESTful
11 65 (7.17%) HTML5
12 60 (6.62%) JSON
13 54 (5.95%) XML
14 53 (5.84%) Hibernate
15 52 (5.73%) Sass
16 49 (5.40%) React
17 44 (4.85%) ASP.NET
18 39 (4.30%) ASP.NET Web API
18 39 (4.30%) CSS3
19 35 (3.86%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.17%) User Experience
2 53 (5.84%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (2.54%) Public Cloud
5 17 (1.87%) Fintech
6 15 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.21%) Data Centre
9 11 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.10%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.99%) Algorithms
11 9 (0.99%) Data Structures
11 9 (0.99%) Derivative
11 9 (0.99%) Equities
11 9 (0.99%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.88%) Replication
13 7 (0.77%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 238 (26.24%) Linux
2 76 (8.38%) Unix
3 74 (8.16%) Windows
4 50 (5.51%) Windows Server
5 31 (3.42%) Mac OS X
6 24 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.76%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.66%) CentOS
9 5 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
9 5 (0.55%) Android
10 4 (0.44%) Solaris
10 4 (0.44%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.33%) AIX
11 3 (0.33%) HPUX
12 2 (0.22%) Fedora
12 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.11%) Debian
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (66.92%) Agile Software Development
2 599 (66.04%) Continuous Integration
3 502 (55.35%) DevOps
4 334 (36.82%) TDD
5 252 (27.78%) Test Automation
6 244 (26.90%) Scrum
7 171 (18.85%) Microservices
8 166 (18.30%) BDD
9 105 (11.58%) Configuration Management
10 104 (11.47%) Software Engineering
11 85 (9.37%) Deployment Automation
12 82 (9.04%) Open Source
13 81 (8.93%) Kanban
14 80 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
15 79 (8.71%) Pair Programming
16 74 (8.16%) Web Development
17 73 (8.05%) Front End Development
18 62 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
19 60 (6.62%) MVC
20 57 (6.28%) OO
Programming Languages
1 381 (42.01%) Java
2 201 (22.16%) JavaScript
3 181 (19.96%) Python
4 174 (19.18%) SQL
5 163 (17.97%) C#
6 113 (12.46%) Ruby
7 73 (8.05%) Shell Script
8 68 (7.50%) Perl
9 58 (6.39%) Java 8
10 50 (5.51%) Bash Shell
11 47 (5.18%) Scala
12 45 (4.96%) PowerShell
13 33 (3.64%) Go
14 29 (3.20%) PHP
14 29 (3.20%) PL/SQL
15 27 (2.98%) Groovy
16 22 (2.43%) C++
17 18 (1.98%) C
18 15 (1.65%) T-SQL
19 14 (1.54%) ES6
Qualifications
1 129 (14.22%) Security Cleared
2 99 (10.92%) SC Cleared
3 35 (3.86%) Degree
4 17 (1.87%) DV Cleared
5 9 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.77%) AWS Certification
6 7 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.55%) MCSE
8 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.33%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.33%) ISEB
9 3 (0.33%) OSCP
9 3 (0.33%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.22%) CCNA
10 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.22%) CISSP
10 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.22%) OCA
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.06%) QA
2 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.11%) GDPR
4 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 228 (25.14%) Docker
2 20 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.87%) OpenAM
4 13 (1.43%) Active Directory
5 11 (1.21%) OpenDJ
6 6 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.33%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.33%) vSphere
8 2 (0.22%) HDFS
8 2 (0.22%) Postfix
9 1 (0.11%) Ceph
9 1 (0.11%) Squid
9 1 (0.11%) vCloud
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 182 (20.07%) Ansible
2 142 (15.66%) Puppet
3 113 (12.46%) Terraform
4 90 (9.92%) Kubernetes
5 82 (9.04%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (3.75%) Kibana
7 21 (2.32%) logstash
8 17 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (1.54%) Nagios
10 12 (1.32%) HP ALM
11 11 (1.21%) Grafana
12 10 (1.10%) Graphite
13 8 (0.88%) Consul
13 8 (0.88%) Rundeck
14 5 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (0.44%) Packer
15 4 (0.44%) Uchiwa
15 4 (0.44%) ZABBIX
16 3 (0.33%) Mesos
16 3 (0.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 108 (11.91%) Microsoft
2 98 (10.80%) Oracle
3 50 (5.51%) Google
4 47 (5.18%) VMware
5 32 (3.53%) Atlassian
6 28 (3.09%) Adobe
7 24 (2.65%) Splunk
8 19 (2.09%) Red Hat
9 18 (1.98%) Informatica
10 17 (1.87%) ForgeRock
11 16 (1.76%) IBM
12 13 (1.43%) Cloudera
12 13 (1.43%) HP
12 13 (1.43%) SAP
13 11 (1.21%) Dynatrace
14 10 (1.10%) Tableau
14 10 (1.10%) Teradata
15 9 (0.99%) F5
16 8 (0.88%) Alteryx
16 8 (0.88%) SaltStack