Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 319 382 380
Rank change year-on-year +63 -2 +114
Contract jobs citing Continuous Deployment 824 617 653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.63% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.74% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 453 472
UK median daily rate £510 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £355
90th Percentile £638 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £440 £430
% change year-on-year +7.95% +2.33% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -

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 88,872 83,852 90,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.24% 85.60% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,625 55,176 59,764
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £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 2,448 2,093 2,334
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.59
% change year-on-year -16.67% +1.74% +7.23%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +63 780 £510 +7.37% 199
London +36 449 £550 +7.32% 98
UK excluding London +49 369 £475 +7.95% 116
North of England +47 100 £463 +8.82% 39
Midlands +46 78 £470 +10.59% 15
West Midlands +39 74 £470 +10.59% 12
East of England +25 66 £525 +11.20% 15
North West +18 52 £495 +11.24% 23
South East -14 51 £375 -16.67% 20
South West -58 36 £440 +0.57% 12
North East +22 32 £400 -27.27% 5
Wales +2 23 £500 +1.27% 5
Scotland -24 17 £510 +23.64% 9
Yorkshire -20 16 £439 +3.24% 11
East Midlands -3 2 £700 +60.00% 3

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 562 (68.20%) Agile Software Development
2 538 (65.29%) Continuous Integration
3 483 (58.62%) DevOps
4 379 (46.00%) Java
5 338 (41.02%) TDD
6 283 (34.34%) Amazon AWS
7 252 (30.58%) Git (software)
8 244 (29.61%) Jenkins
9 243 (29.49%) Linux
10 232 (28.16%) Scrum
11 223 (27.06%) Docker
12 216 (26.21%) Test Automation
13 199 (24.15%) Microsoft Azure
14 179 (21.72%) JavaScript
15 168 (20.39%) BDD
16 167 (20.27%) SQL
17 158 (19.17%) Finance
18 154 (18.69%) Microservices
19 151 (18.33%) HTML
20 138 (16.75%) Ansible
21 135 (16.38%) REST
22 134 (16.26%) Python
22 134 (16.26%) JIRA
23 127 (15.41%) C#
24 122 (14.81%) Puppet
25 112 (13.59%) Maven
25 112 (13.59%) Security Cleared
26 110 (13.35%) CSS
27 107 (12.99%) Spring
28 104 (12.62%) 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 70 (8.50%) Confluence
2 30 (3.64%) Apache
3 28 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (2.43%) CMS
5 17 (2.06%) Tuxedo
6 15 (1.82%) Apache Spark
7 13 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
8 11 (1.33%) Apache Solr
9 10 (1.21%) IIS
9 10 (1.21%) Mule
9 10 (1.21%) SharePoint
9 10 (1.21%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.21%) Umbraco
10 9 (1.09%) nginx
11 8 (0.97%) JBoss
12 7 (0.85%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.85%) WordPress
13 6 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.61%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.49%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 19 (2.31%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 16 (1.94%) Eagle PACE
1 16 (1.94%) thinkFolio
2 14 (1.70%) Front Arena
3 8 (0.97%) Bloomberg AIM
4 6 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.73%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 283 (34.34%) Amazon AWS
2 199 (24.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (4.49%) GitHub
4 28 (3.40%) PaaS
5 23 (2.79%) Serverless
6 22 (2.67%) IaaS
7 18 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 18 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (1.82%) SaaS
9 14 (1.70%) Azure Functions
10 13 (1.58%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.58%) Slack
11 10 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (1.09%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.85%) Google Analytics
14 7 (0.85%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 52 (6.31%) HTTP
2 19 (2.31%) SSL
3 16 (1.94%) DNS
3 16 (1.94%) Software-Defined Networking
4 14 (1.70%) Firewall
5 13 (1.58%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.97%) Broadband
6 8 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (0.85%) Skype
8 5 (0.61%) Internet
8 5 (0.61%) VPN
9 3 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.36%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.36%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.24%) AMQP
10 2 (0.24%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.24%) MQTT
10 2 (0.24%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.24%) SMS
10 2 (0.24%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (11.53%) MongoDB
2 93 (11.29%) Relational Database
3 77 (9.34%) SQL Server
4 68 (8.25%) NoSQL
5 62 (7.52%) PostgreSQL
6 55 (6.67%) MySQL
7 43 (5.22%) Neo4j
8 41 (4.98%) RDBMS
9 33 (4.00%) Big Data
10 22 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (2.31%) Azure SQL Database
12 17 (2.06%) Hadoop
13 14 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (1.46%) Cosmos DB
14 12 (1.46%) Oracle Database
14 12 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (1.33%) Data Lake
16 10 (1.21%) Redis
17 8 (0.97%) Blockchain
18 7 (0.85%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 252 (30.58%) Git (software)
2 244 (29.61%) Jenkins
3 134 (16.26%) JIRA
4 112 (13.59%) Maven
5 74 (8.98%) Cucumber
6 68 (8.25%) Selenium
7 57 (6.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 56 (6.80%) Subversion
8 56 (6.80%) TeamCity
9 46 (5.58%) Artifactory
10 36 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 35 (4.25%) Octopus Deploy
12 34 (4.13%) Visual Studio Team System
13 33 (4.00%) Mockito
14 32 (3.88%) Gradle
14 32 (3.88%) Grunt
14 32 (3.88%) Jasmine
15 27 (3.28%) JUnit
16 26 (3.16%) Bitbucket
16 26 (3.16%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 158 (19.17%) Finance
2 56 (6.80%) Banking
3 29 (3.52%) Front Office
4 26 (3.16%) Retail
5 22 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.55%) Marketing
7 13 (1.58%) Games
8 12 (1.46%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.21%) Back Office
9 10 (1.21%) Electronics
9 10 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (0.73%) Law
11 5 (0.61%) Publishing
11 5 (0.61%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.36%) Advertising
13 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 399 (48.42%) Developer
2 208 (25.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 169 (20.51%) Java Developer
4 72 (8.74%) Senior Developer
5 50 (6.07%) AWS DevOps
6 46 (5.58%) .NET Developer
7 45 (5.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 45 (5.46%) Senior Java Developer
8 42 (5.10%) Architect
9 41 (4.98%) AWS Engineer
10 37 (4.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 35 (4.25%) C# Developer
12 32 (3.88%) Java Engineer
13 27 (3.28%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 26 (3.16%) Software Engineer
15 25 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
16 23 (2.79%) Agile Developer
16 23 (2.79%) Consultant
16 23 (2.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 21 (2.55%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (18.33%) HTML
2 135 (16.38%) REST
3 110 (13.35%) CSS
4 107 (12.99%) Spring
5 104 (12.62%) Web Services
6 100 (12.14%) .NET
7 89 (10.80%) AngularJS
8 84 (10.19%) Node.js
9 64 (7.77%) Hibernate
9 64 (7.77%) HTML5
10 62 (7.52%) RESTful
11 61 (7.40%) Spring Boot
12 49 (5.95%) JSON
13 48 (5.83%) Sass
14 44 (5.34%) CSS3
15 43 (5.22%) Dropwizard
15 43 (5.22%) JAX-RS
16 42 (5.10%) XML
17 35 (4.25%) ASP.NET
18 34 (4.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.43%) User Experience
2 52 (6.31%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (2.79%) Derivative
4 23 (2.79%) Equities
4 23 (2.79%) Fixed Income
5 19 (2.31%) Public Cloud
6 18 (2.18%) Exotic Derivative
7 16 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (1.82%) Algorithms
8 15 (1.82%) Fintech
9 14 (1.70%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.70%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.21%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.97%) Replication
12 7 (0.85%) Cloud Native
12 7 (0.85%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.85%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 243 (29.49%) Linux
2 78 (9.47%) Unix
3 70 (8.50%) Windows
4 40 (4.85%) Mac OS X
5 38 (4.61%) Windows Server
6 31 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.46%) Mac OS
8 8 (0.97%) CentOS
9 6 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.49%) Debian
11 4 (0.49%) Solaris
11 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.36%) AIX
12 3 (0.36%) HPUX
12 3 (0.36%) VMS
13 2 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.24%) Android
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (68.20%) Agile Software Development
2 538 (65.29%) Continuous Integration
3 483 (58.62%) DevOps
4 338 (41.02%) TDD
5 232 (28.16%) Scrum
6 216 (26.21%) Test Automation
7 168 (20.39%) BDD
8 154 (18.69%) Microservices
9 100 (12.14%) Configuration Management
10 93 (11.29%) Deployment Automation
11 92 (11.17%) Software Engineering
12 91 (11.04%) Kanban
13 83 (10.07%) Continuous Delivery
13 83 (10.07%) Pair Programming
14 78 (9.47%) Web Development
15 69 (8.37%) Open Source
16 67 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
17 61 (7.40%) Front End Development
18 60 (7.28%) MVC
19 58 (7.04%) OO
Programming Languages
1 379 (46.00%) Java
2 179 (21.72%) JavaScript
3 167 (20.27%) SQL
4 134 (16.26%) Python
5 127 (15.41%) C#
6 95 (11.53%) Ruby
7 79 (9.59%) Java 8
8 71 (8.62%) Perl
9 60 (7.28%) Shell Script
10 49 (5.95%) Bash Shell
11 46 (5.58%) Scala
12 42 (5.10%) PowerShell
13 31 (3.76%) Groovy
14 30 (3.64%) PHP
15 29 (3.52%) Go
16 20 (2.43%) C++
17 17 (2.06%) ES6
17 17 (2.06%) PL/SQL
18 9 (1.09%) R
18 9 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 112 (13.59%) Security Cleared
2 87 (10.56%) SC Cleared
3 19 (2.31%) AWS Certification
4 14 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 14 (1.70%) Degree
5 7 (0.85%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.49%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.49%) ISEB
7 3 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.24%) MCSA
8 2 (0.24%) MCSE
8 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.24%) OCA
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.24%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.46%) QA
2 8 (0.97%) GCP
3 5 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.24%) SLA
5 1 (0.12%) GDPR
5 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 223 (27.06%) Docker
2 19 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.06%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.73%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.49%) HDFS
8 3 (0.36%) vSphere
9 2 (0.24%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.24%) NFS
9 2 (0.24%) Postfix
9 2 (0.24%) Samba
9 2 (0.24%) Squid
9 2 (0.24%) Varnish
9 2 (0.24%) vCloud
9 2 (0.24%) Xen
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 138 (16.75%) Ansible
2 122 (14.81%) Puppet
3 92 (11.17%) Terraform
4 86 (10.44%) Kubernetes
5 79 (9.59%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (2.67%) Kibana
7 17 (2.06%) Nagios
8 13 (1.58%) logstash
9 11 (1.33%) HP ALM
10 10 (1.21%) Consul
11 8 (0.97%) Grafana
11 8 (0.97%) Rundeck
12 7 (0.85%) Graphite
13 6 (0.73%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.49%) Pingdom
14 4 (0.49%) Uchiwa
15 3 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
15 3 (0.36%) HAProxy
15 3 (0.36%) Mesos
15 3 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 83 (10.07%) Microsoft
2 77 (9.34%) Oracle
3 42 (5.10%) VMware
4 33 (4.00%) Atlassian
5 31 (3.76%) Google
6 25 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 24 (2.91%) Adobe
8 18 (2.18%) Charles River
9 17 (2.06%) IBM
10 16 (1.94%) Calypso
10 16 (1.94%) FXall
11 15 (1.82%) Informatica
12 14 (1.70%) SimCorp
13 12 (1.46%) HP
13 12 (1.46%) SAP
14 11 (1.33%) Splunk
15 10 (1.21%) Tableau
16 8 (0.97%) Alteryx
16 8 (0.97%) Bloomberg
16 8 (0.97%) SaltStack