Period
to 20 October 2019

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

Deployment Automation
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 377 253 242
Rank change year-on-year -124 -11 +56
Contract jobs citing Deployment Automation 533 1,097 1,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 1.07% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.23% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 731 788
UK median daily rate £545 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.81% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £401 £344 £363
90th Percentile £688 £650 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £473 £475
% change year-on-year +5.82% -0.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 7
UK median hourly rate £45.75 £72.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.90% +51.58% -
10th Percentile £35.15 £52.51 £35.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £73.75 £50.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 - £35.00

Deployment Automation 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 72,929 88,863 85,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.41% 86.83% 86.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,875 58,610 56,771
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +0.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £278
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,259 2,405 2,060
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.65 £24.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.25% -16.28% +9.60%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.15 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.97 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.83% -20.00% +8.70%

Deployment Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Deployment Automation in the UK

Deployment Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Deployment Automation in the UK

Deployment Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Deployment Automation over the 6 months to 20 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Deployment Automation in the UK

Deployment Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Deployment Automation in the UK

Deployment Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Deployment Automation over the 6 months to 20 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Deployment Automation in the UK

Deployment Automation
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 Deployment Automation within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 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 -109 505 £550 +4.76% 161
London -25 272 £600 +9.09% 78
UK excluding London -137 249 £500 +5.82% 95
South East -60 70 £488 +7.73% 26
North of England -41 62 £525 +23.53% 20
South West -4 46 £550 +15.79% 19
Midlands -7 40 £525 -0.94% 11
Yorkshire +5 34 £500 +14.29% 10
North West -27 25 £588 +38.24% 8
West Midlands -16 24 £475 -10.38% 8
East Midlands +24 16 £525 +47.06% 2
East of England -49 13 £450 -11.76% 7
Scotland +4 12 £488 +25.00% 8
Wales +22 6 £328 -37.62% 3
North East 0 3 £525 +23.53% 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Deployment Automation 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 Deployment Automation.

1 289 (54.22%) DevOps
2 270 (50.66%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (43.71%) Linux
4 215 (40.34%) Continuous Integration
5 203 (38.09%) Test Automation
6 193 (36.21%) AWS
7 185 (34.71%) Git (software)
8 167 (31.33%) Python
9 164 (30.77%) Jenkins
10 155 (29.08%) Docker
11 148 (27.77%) Java
12 146 (27.39%) Azure
13 121 (22.70%) Ansible
14 115 (21.58%) Terraform
15 112 (21.01%) Kubernetes
16 111 (20.83%) SQL
16 111 (20.83%) Windows
17 106 (19.89%) JavaScript
18 99 (18.57%) Continuous Delivery
19 97 (18.20%) TDD
20 94 (17.64%) Puppet
21 92 (17.26%) PowerShell
22 91 (17.07%) Finance
23 89 (16.70%) Web Services
24 82 (15.38%) SQL Server
25 81 (15.20%) Scrum
26 76 (14.26%) C#
26 76 (14.26%) Configuration Management
26 76 (14.26%) Microsoft
26 76 (14.26%) Opscode Chef

Deployment Automation
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 (9.01%) Apache Spark
2 37 (6.94%) Apache
2 37 (6.94%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (5.63%) Confluence
4 26 (4.88%) JBoss
5 21 (3.94%) Tomcat
6 18 (3.38%) WebLogic
7 12 (2.25%) SharePoint
8 10 (1.88%) Jetty
9 9 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.13%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 5 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.75%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.75%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.75%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (0.75%) SAS
13 3 (0.56%) IIS
13 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.56%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.56%) Maximo
3 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 193 (36.21%) AWS
2 146 (27.39%) Azure
3 70 (13.13%) Serverless
4 61 (11.44%) AWS Lambda
5 45 (8.44%) Amazon S3
6 39 (7.32%) Amazon EC2
7 35 (6.57%) GitHub
8 31 (5.82%) Amazon SQS
8 31 (5.82%) GCP
9 30 (5.63%) OpenShift
10 29 (5.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 29 (5.44%) Power Platform
11 26 (4.88%) Amazon ECS
11 26 (4.88%) Azure Data Factory
12 23 (4.32%) AWS CloudFormation
13 22 (4.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 21 (3.94%) IaaS
15 14 (2.63%) PaaS
16 13 (2.44%) CloudFront
17 10 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.26%) HTTP
2 27 (5.07%) TCP/IP
3 19 (3.56%) SSL
4 17 (3.19%) DNS
5 10 (1.88%) Internet
5 10 (1.88%) Software-Defined Networking
6 9 (1.69%) Firewall
7 7 (1.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (1.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (1.31%) SSH
8 5 (0.94%) Network Security
8 5 (0.94%) VoIP
8 5 (0.94%) Wireless
9 4 (0.75%) CTI
9 4 (0.75%) FTP
9 4 (0.75%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.75%) VPN
10 3 (0.56%) Broadband
10 3 (0.56%) DHCP
11 2 (0.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 76 (14.26%) Big Data
3 41 (7.69%) Hadoop
4 38 (7.13%) Amazon RDS
5 34 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (6.00%) MySQL
7 29 (5.44%) Apache Hive
7 29 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (5.44%) MongoDB
7 29 (5.44%) SQL Server 2014
7 29 (5.44%) SQL Server 2017
8 28 (5.25%) Power BI
9 25 (4.69%) Amazon Redshift
10 23 (4.32%) HBase
11 22 (4.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 21 (3.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 20 (3.75%) Data Lake
13 20 (3.75%) NoSQL
13 20 (3.75%) Relational Database
14 16 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 185 (34.71%) Git (software)
2 164 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 57 (10.69%) JIRA
4 55 (10.32%) Bitbucket
4 55 (10.32%) Visual Studio Team System
5 37 (6.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 34 (6.38%) TeamCity
7 32 (6.00%) GitLab
7 32 (6.00%) Subversion
8 29 (5.44%) Artifactory
9 26 (4.88%) Maven
9 26 (4.88%) Selenium
9 26 (4.88%) Travis CI
10 23 (4.32%) Gradle
11 20 (3.75%) IntelliJ
11 20 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (3.38%) Vagrant
13 16 (3.00%) Eclipse
13 16 (3.00%) Octopus Deploy
14 14 (2.63%) JUnit
General
1 91 (17.07%) Finance
2 39 (7.32%) Banking
2 39 (7.32%) Public Sector
3 17 (3.19%) Retail
4 10 (1.88%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.69%) Marketing
5 9 (1.69%) Publishing
6 8 (1.50%) Front Office
7 7 (1.31%) Electronics
7 7 (1.31%) Games
8 5 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.94%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.75%) Back Office
9 4 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.75%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.56%) Legal
11 2 (0.38%) German Language
11 2 (0.38%) Law
11 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 147 (27.58%) Developer
2 140 (26.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 50 (9.38%) Architect
4 46 (8.63%) AWS Engineer
5 35 (6.57%) AWS DevOps
6 33 (6.19%) Azure DevOps
7 32 (6.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 31 (5.82%) Automation Engineer
9 30 (5.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 30 (5.63%) Java Developer
10 27 (5.07%) Azure Engineer
11 26 (4.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 26 (4.88%) Technical Architect
12 24 (4.50%) Data Engineer
12 24 (4.50%) Senior DevOps
12 24 (4.50%) UI Developer
13 23 (4.32%) Angular Developer
13 23 (4.32%) Full Stack Developer
13 23 (4.32%) Senior Developer
14 22 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (16.70%) Web Services
2 61 (11.44%) AngularJS
3 58 (10.88%) JSON
4 47 (8.82%) Kafka
5 41 (7.69%) .NET
6 37 (6.94%) XML
7 36 (6.75%) HTML
8 35 (6.57%) J2EE
9 33 (6.19%) React
10 31 (5.82%) Node.js
11 30 (5.63%) Spring
12 28 (5.25%) REST
13 26 (4.88%) Middleware
14 25 (4.69%) CSS
14 25 (4.69%) RESTful
15 21 (3.94%) Elastic Stack
16 19 (3.56%) jQuery
16 19 (3.56%) Spring Boot
17 17 (3.19%) HTML5
18 15 (2.81%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.75%) Clustering
2 17 (3.19%) Cloud Native
2 17 (3.19%) User Experience
3 16 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (2.81%) Linux Command Line
4 15 (2.81%) Public Cloud
5 14 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.69%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.50%) Derivative
9 7 (1.31%) Equities
9 7 (1.31%) Replication
10 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.94%) IVR
10 5 (0.94%) PKI
10 5 (0.94%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.94%) VUI
11 4 (0.75%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.75%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 233 (43.71%) Linux
2 111 (20.83%) Windows
3 65 (12.20%) Unix
4 36 (6.75%) Windows Server
5 33 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (4.13%) Mac OS X
7 16 (3.00%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.88%) Ubuntu
9 9 (1.69%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.50%) Android
10 8 (1.50%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.31%) CentOS
12 6 (1.13%) Debian
13 5 (0.94%) VMS
14 3 (0.56%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.19%) AIX
16 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (54.22%) DevOps
2 270 (50.66%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (40.34%) Continuous Integration
4 203 (38.09%) Test Automation
5 99 (18.57%) Continuous Delivery
6 97 (18.20%) TDD
7 81 (15.20%) Scrum
8 76 (14.26%) Configuration Management
9 72 (13.51%) Open Source
10 69 (12.95%) Software Engineering
11 66 (12.38%) Microservices
12 64 (12.01%) Kanban
13 58 (10.88%) Computer Science
14 49 (9.19%) Continuous Deployment
15 46 (8.63%) Infrastructure as Code
16 44 (8.26%) Migration
17 40 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
17 40 (7.50%) SOA
18 39 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
19 35 (6.57%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 167 (31.33%) Python
2 148 (27.77%) Java
3 111 (20.83%) SQL
4 106 (19.89%) JavaScript
5 92 (17.26%) PowerShell
6 76 (14.26%) C#
7 67 (12.57%) Ruby
8 47 (8.82%) Scala
9 41 (7.69%) Bash Shell
10 32 (6.00%) Perl
11 20 (3.75%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.63%) Groovy
12 14 (2.63%) PHP
12 14 (2.63%) T-SQL
13 13 (2.44%) PL/SQL
14 12 (2.25%) C++
15 11 (2.06%) Go
16 10 (1.88%) Java 8
17 9 (1.69%) VBA
18 7 (1.31%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 60 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 31 (5.82%) Degree
3 25 (4.69%) DV Cleared
3 25 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.94%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.75%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.38%) MCP
9 1 (0.19%) ISEB
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.19%) MCSE
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.25%) QA
2 6 (1.13%) SLA
3 4 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 155 (29.08%) Docker
2 35 (6.57%) Active Directory
3 26 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (3.38%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.50%) vSphere
7 5 (0.94%) HDFS
8 4 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.56%) vCloud
9 3 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.38%) XenApp
11 1 (0.19%) NFS
11 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 121 (22.70%) Ansible
2 115 (21.58%) Terraform
3 112 (21.01%) Kubernetes
4 94 (17.64%) Puppet
5 76 (14.26%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (4.32%) Salt
7 20 (3.75%) Packer
8 19 (3.56%) Nagios
8 19 (3.56%) SCCM
9 17 (3.19%) Oozie
10 14 (2.63%) Hadoop YARN
11 12 (2.25%) Kibana
12 11 (2.06%) vRealize
13 10 (1.88%) vCenter Server
14 9 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (1.31%) logstash
16 6 (1.13%) Graphite
17 5 (0.94%) Consul
18 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
18 4 (0.75%) StatsD
Vendors
1 76 (14.26%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.69%) VMware
3 40 (7.50%) Oracle
4 32 (6.00%) Google
5 28 (5.25%) Databricks
6 24 (4.50%) Red Hat
7 19 (3.56%) Tableau
8 13 (2.44%) New Relic
9 11 (2.06%) Atlassian
9 11 (2.06%) Citrix
10 8 (1.50%) F5
10 8 (1.50%) MuleSoft
10 8 (1.50%) SAP
11 7 (1.31%) Hortonworks
12 6 (1.13%) Blue Prism
12 6 (1.13%) Cisco
12 6 (1.13%) Cloudera
12 6 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.13%) Splunk
12 6 (1.13%) Sybase