Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 340 376
Rank change year-on-year +25 +36 +36
Contract jobs citing Continuous Deployment 792 623 666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.67% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.80% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 473 502
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £476
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -0.26% +5.83%
10th Percentile £372 £338 £350
90th Percentile £644 £599 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £479 £403 £465
% change year-on-year +19.01% -13.44% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
UK median hourly rate £23.80 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.91% +18.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £18.22 £40.25 £35.00
90th Percentile £24.09 £49.95 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +21.25% -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 86,568 78,196 89,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.62% 84.38% 83.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,177 51,470 58,297
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £299 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,215 2,127 2,465
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +0.60% +23.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.39 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.70% - +15.93%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +52 758 £525 +7.14% 181
London +55 480 £550 +4.76% 106
UK excluding London -7 304 £479 +19.01% 84
South East +22 100 £506 +26.50% 21
Midlands +34 55 £475 - 21
West Midlands +17 47 £459 -8.20% 14
East of England +2 45 £513 +8.93% 10
North of England -37 41 £440 +14.29% 11
South West -14 35 £475 +15.85% 12
North West -21 20 £440 +23.51% 7
Scotland -43 16 £375 -6.25% 9
Yorkshire -21 14 £418 -7.22% 2
Wales -23 12 £559 +35.45%
East Midlands -3 9 £479 +6.44% 7
North East +4 7 £425 +13.33% 2

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 511 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 510 (64.39%) Continuous Integration
3 461 (58.21%) DevOps
4 347 (43.81%) Java
5 335 (42.30%) TDD
6 296 (37.37%) Amazon AWS
7 262 (33.08%) Git (software)
8 261 (32.95%) Test Automation
9 229 (28.91%) Linux
10 212 (26.77%) Jenkins
11 202 (25.51%) Docker
12 201 (25.38%) BDD
13 197 (24.87%) Ansible
14 185 (23.36%) Scrum
15 182 (22.98%) JavaScript
16 172 (21.72%) Python
17 167 (21.09%) Microsoft Azure
18 165 (20.83%) HTML
19 154 (19.44%) Relational Database
20 153 (19.32%) REST
21 144 (18.18%) SQL
22 135 (17.05%) CSS
23 124 (15.66%) Configuration Management
24 123 (15.53%) Puppet
25 122 (15.40%) Microservices
26 112 (14.14%) Continuous Delivery
27 110 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
27 110 (13.89%) Unix
28 107 (13.51%) Security Cleared
29 106 (13.38%) Web Services

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 31 (3.91%) Apache
2 26 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (2.78%) Confluence
4 17 (2.15%) CMS
4 17 (2.15%) JBoss
4 17 (2.15%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.52%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.52%) IIS
6 11 (1.39%) WordPress
7 10 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (1.14%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.88%) Jetty
10 7 (0.88%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.76%) Drupal
12 5 (0.63%) Mule
12 5 (0.63%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.51%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.51%) Joomla!
13 4 (0.51%) WildFly
Applications
1 16 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.63%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.38%) Simulink
4 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (1.26%) Eagle PACE
1 10 (1.26%) Front Arena
1 10 (1.26%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.51%) Bloomberg AIM
2 4 (0.51%) Magento
2 4 (0.51%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 296 (37.37%) Amazon AWS
2 167 (21.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (7.83%) AWS CloudFormation
4 46 (5.81%) Amazon S3
5 45 (5.68%) PaaS
6 44 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
7 42 (5.30%) OpenShift
8 38 (4.80%) GitHub
9 35 (4.42%) IaaS
10 33 (4.17%) Serverless
11 32 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
12 26 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
13 17 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
14 14 (1.77%) Amazon SQS
15 11 (1.39%) npm
16 10 (1.26%) CloudBees
16 10 (1.26%) SaaS
17 7 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 5 (0.63%) Amazon Kinesis
19 3 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 74 (9.34%) HTTP
2 16 (2.02%) Firewall
3 12 (1.52%) SSL
3 12 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.26%) Internet
4 10 (1.26%) SMS
5 9 (1.14%) DMARC
6 6 (0.76%) DKIM
7 5 (0.63%) DNS
8 4 (0.51%) PuTTY
8 4 (0.51%) WinSCP
9 3 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.38%) LAN
9 3 (0.38%) WAN
10 2 (0.25%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.25%) IKE
10 2 (0.25%) VPN
11 1 (0.13%) DHCP
11 1 (0.13%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (19.44%) Relational Database
2 102 (12.88%) NoSQL
3 77 (9.72%) MongoDB
4 76 (9.60%) SQL Server
5 62 (7.83%) MySQL
6 54 (6.82%) Neo4j
6 54 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
7 53 (6.69%) RDBMS
8 37 (4.67%) Hadoop
9 25 (3.16%) Big Data
10 21 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (2.65%) Oracle Database
11 16 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (1.52%) Redis
13 9 (1.14%) Geospatial Data
13 9 (1.14%) GIS
14 8 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.88%) Cosmos DB
16 6 (0.76%) HBase
Development Applications
1 262 (33.08%) Git (software)
2 212 (26.77%) Jenkins
3 79 (9.97%) Subversion
4 78 (9.85%) Maven
5 72 (9.09%) TeamCity
6 59 (7.45%) JIRA
7 51 (6.44%) Selenium
8 50 (6.31%) Cucumber
9 38 (4.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 36 (4.55%) Artifactory
11 35 (4.42%) Gradle
11 35 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 33 (4.17%) Grunt
12 33 (4.17%) gulp
12 33 (4.17%) Mockito
13 32 (4.04%) Jasmine
14 30 (3.79%) GitLab
14 30 (3.79%) Octopus Deploy
15 26 (3.28%) webpack
16 24 (3.03%) Bitbucket
General
1 79 (9.97%) Finance
2 28 (3.54%) Banking
3 24 (3.03%) Games
3 24 (3.03%) Publishing
4 22 (2.78%) Retail
5 15 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.77%) Marketing
7 11 (1.39%) Front Office
8 7 (0.88%) Advertising
8 7 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.63%) Electronics
9 5 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.63%) Law
10 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.13%) International Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 399 (50.38%) Developer
2 159 (20.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 134 (16.92%) Java Developer
4 84 (10.61%) Senior Developer
5 72 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
6 67 (8.46%) AWS Engineer
7 58 (7.32%) Full Stack Developer
8 55 (6.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 51 (6.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 44 (5.56%) Architect
11 41 (5.18%) Cloud Engineer
12 35 (4.42%) JavaScript Developer
13 31 (3.91%) Digital Developer
14 30 (3.79%) .NET Developer
14 30 (3.79%) C# Developer
14 30 (3.79%) Senior Java Developer
15 26 (3.28%) Agile Developer
16 23 (2.90%) Consultant
16 23 (2.90%) React Developer
16 23 (2.90%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (20.83%) HTML
2 153 (19.32%) REST
3 135 (17.05%) CSS
4 106 (13.38%) Web Services
5 97 (12.25%) .NET
6 92 (11.62%) AngularJS
7 88 (11.11%) Node.js
8 87 (10.98%) Spring
9 78 (9.85%) Hibernate
10 75 (9.47%) HTML5
11 68 (8.59%) CSS3
12 65 (8.21%) RESTful
13 56 (7.07%) jQuery
14 53 (6.69%) Dropwizard
15 52 (6.57%) JAX-RS
16 49 (6.19%) JSON
17 44 (5.56%) JSP
18 43 (5.43%) Sass
19 42 (5.30%) React
20 37 (4.67%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.83%) Greenfield Project
2 37 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.41%) User Experience
4 22 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.65%) Clustering
5 21 (2.65%) Fat Client
5 21 (2.65%) Thin Client
6 18 (2.27%) Public Cloud
7 16 (2.02%) Algorithms
7 16 (2.02%) Fintech
7 16 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (1.89%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (1.64%) PKI
11 11 (1.39%) Derivative
12 10 (1.26%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.26%) Digital Media
12 10 (1.26%) Equities
12 10 (1.26%) Exotic Derivative
12 10 (1.26%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 229 (28.91%) Linux
2 110 (13.89%) Unix
3 87 (10.98%) Windows
4 65 (8.21%) Mac OS X
5 34 (4.29%) Windows Server
6 33 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.64%) CentOS
8 12 (1.52%) Mac OS
9 9 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.01%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.63%) Android
12 4 (0.51%) Debian
12 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.25%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.25%) Fedora
13 2 (0.25%) SmartOS
13 2 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 510 (64.39%) Continuous Integration
3 461 (58.21%) DevOps
4 335 (42.30%) TDD
5 261 (32.95%) Test Automation
6 201 (25.38%) BDD
7 185 (23.36%) Scrum
8 124 (15.66%) Configuration Management
9 122 (15.40%) Microservices
10 112 (14.14%) Continuous Delivery
11 103 (13.01%) Web Development
12 98 (12.37%) Kanban
13 90 (11.36%) Pair Programming
14 88 (11.11%) Open Source
15 84 (10.61%) MVC
16 66 (8.33%) Front End Development
17 63 (7.95%) Software Engineering
18 62 (7.83%) User Stories
19 61 (7.70%) Mentoring
20 53 (6.69%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 347 (43.81%) Java
2 182 (22.98%) JavaScript
3 172 (21.72%) Python
4 144 (18.18%) SQL
5 93 (11.74%) C#
6 84 (10.61%) Java 8
6 84 (10.61%) Ruby
7 49 (6.19%) PHP
8 46 (5.81%) PowerShell
9 42 (5.30%) Scala
10 38 (4.80%) Shell Script
11 34 (4.29%) Perl
12 33 (4.17%) Groovy
13 28 (3.54%) Bash Shell
14 27 (3.41%) TypeScript
15 25 (3.16%) ES6
16 24 (3.03%) C
17 13 (1.64%) Go
18 9 (1.14%) PL/SQL
19 7 (0.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 107 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 76 (9.60%) SC Cleared
3 31 (3.91%) Degree
4 24 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (2.02%) AWS Certification
6 14 (1.77%) Numerate Degree
7 9 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.76%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.38%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.25%) ISEB
11 2 (0.25%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.25%) MCP
11 2 (0.25%) MCSD
11 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.25%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.03%) QA
2 11 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.38%) GCP
5 2 (0.25%) WCAG
6 1 (0.13%) EMIR
6 1 (0.13%) MiFID
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 202 (25.51%) Docker
2 26 (3.28%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.63%) vCloud
4 5 (0.63%) vSphere
5 4 (0.51%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.25%) Ceph
6 2 (0.25%) HDFS
6 2 (0.25%) LXC
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.13%) NFS
7 1 (0.13%) Samba
7 1 (0.13%) Squid
7 1 (0.13%) Varnish
7 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 197 (24.87%) Ansible
2 123 (15.53%) Puppet
3 110 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
4 85 (10.73%) Terraform
5 66 (8.33%) Kubernetes
6 27 (3.41%) Mesos
7 25 (3.16%) Kibana
8 24 (3.03%) Nagios
9 14 (1.77%) Automic
9 14 (1.77%) logstash
9 14 (1.77%) Rundeck
10 11 (1.39%) Graylog
10 11 (1.39%) Rancher
10 11 (1.39%) Tivoli
11 10 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.88%) Packer
12 7 (0.88%) WSUS
13 6 (0.76%) Salt
14 5 (0.63%) Consul
14 5 (0.63%) Grafana
Vendors
1 65 (8.21%) Microsoft
2 57 (7.20%) Oracle
3 33 (4.17%) Splunk
4 28 (3.54%) Google
5 24 (3.03%) Adobe
6 21 (2.65%) VMware
7 20 (2.53%) Red Hat
8 16 (2.02%) Atlassian
9 14 (1.77%) CA
9 14 (1.77%) Micro Focus
9 14 (1.77%) Serena
9 14 (1.77%) Zend
10 12 (1.52%) SaltStack
11 10 (1.26%) Calypso
11 10 (1.26%) Charles River
11 10 (1.26%) FXall
11 10 (1.26%) SAP
11 10 (1.26%) SimCorp
12 8 (1.01%) IBM
12 8 (1.01%) New Relic