Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 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.

Deployment Automation
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 271 308
Rank change year-on-year +19 +37 +91
Contract jobs citing Deployment Automation 1,138 931 897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 0.97% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.14% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 665 581
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +11.76%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £325
90th Percentile £666 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 0
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.29% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year +85.19% - -

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 88,862 81,893 92,305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.23% 85.55% 84.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,641 53,667 60,922
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £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 2,390 2,076 2,301
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £24.86 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.45% +5.79% +8.60%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +10.34%

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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Deployment Automation in the UK

Deployment Automation
Top 16 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 17 August 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 +26 1,050 £508 +1.50% 196
UK excluding London +24 639 £468 -1.58% 120
London -5 469 £550 +4.76% 94
North of England +72 184 £450 -5.26% 43
South East +63 170 £450 -5.26% 20
East of England -21 101 £510 -0.87% 17
Midlands +7 89 £530 -3.64% 10
North West +27 78 £450 -7.69% 19
Yorkshire +29 74 £438 -18.22% 22
West Midlands -8 64 £530 -3.64% 5
Scotland -34 34 £390 -22.00% 13
North East +13 32 £350 -26.32% 2
South West -22 29 £450 +5.88% 12
Wales +9 26 £550 +25.71% 3
East Midlands -6 21 £463 +15.63% 5
Northern Ireland -12 9 £475 +15.15% 2

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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.

1 600 (52.72%) DevOps
2 533 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
3 440 (38.66%) Continuous Integration
4 433 (38.05%) Linux
5 406 (35.68%) Amazon AWS
6 387 (34.01%) Ansible
7 366 (32.16%) Jenkins
8 348 (30.58%) Puppet
9 339 (29.79%) Java
10 328 (28.82%) Python
11 319 (28.03%) Test Automation
12 296 (26.01%) Git (software)
13 294 (25.83%) Docker
14 236 (20.74%) Scrum
15 233 (20.47%) Microsoft Azure
16 227 (19.95%) TDD
17 226 (19.86%) Windows
18 215 (18.89%) Configuration Management
19 204 (17.93%) Opscode Chef
20 192 (16.87%) Terraform
21 179 (15.73%) JavaScript
22 176 (15.47%) Continuous Delivery
23 168 (14.76%) Microservices
24 160 (14.06%) SQL
25 155 (13.62%) Bash Shell
26 153 (13.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 153 (13.44%) Kanban
27 152 (13.36%) Ruby
28 151 (13.27%) Unix
29 142 (12.48%) Finance

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 80 (7.03%) Elasticsearch
2 64 (5.62%) Apache
3 62 (5.45%) JBoss
4 60 (5.27%) WebLogic
5 58 (5.10%) Tomcat
6 51 (4.48%) Confluence
7 41 (3.60%) Apache Spark
8 32 (2.81%) Jetty
8 32 (2.81%) WebSphere
9 28 (2.46%) OpenStack
10 23 (2.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 23 (2.02%) Cloud Foundry
11 22 (1.93%) IIS
12 21 (1.85%) CMS
13 19 (1.67%) Drupal
13 19 (1.67%) nginx
14 13 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (0.97%) WebLogic Portal
16 7 (0.62%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.62%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.26%) Simulink
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.088%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 17 (1.49%) ION MarketView
2 14 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.35%) Endur
3 4 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.18%) OpenLink RightAngle
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.088%) Actimize
6 1 (0.088%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 406 (35.68%) Amazon AWS
2 233 (20.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (9.31%) GitHub
4 69 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
5 58 (5.10%) Serverless
6 55 (4.83%) Amazon S3
7 50 (4.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 47 (4.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 46 (4.04%) PaaS
10 35 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
11 33 (2.90%) Amazon ELB
11 33 (2.90%) AWS Lambda
11 33 (2.90%) IaaS
12 31 (2.72%) SaaS
13 27 (2.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 24 (2.11%) Azure Functions
15 21 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 20 (1.76%) OpenShift
17 19 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
18 16 (1.41%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 77 (6.77%) HTTP
2 74 (6.50%) SSL
3 68 (5.98%) TCP/IP
4 44 (3.87%) Firewall
5 30 (2.64%) Software-Defined Networking
6 25 (2.20%) SAN
7 23 (2.02%) DNS
8 16 (1.41%) IPsec
9 15 (1.32%) NAS
10 13 (1.14%) LAN
10 13 (1.14%) VPN
11 12 (1.05%) WAN
12 11 (0.97%) HTTPS
12 11 (0.97%) Internet
12 11 (0.97%) SMS
13 10 (0.88%) Broadband
13 10 (0.88%) DHCP
13 10 (0.88%) FTP
14 9 (0.79%) AMQP
14 9 (0.79%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (8.96%) NoSQL
2 94 (8.26%) MongoDB
2 94 (8.26%) SQL Server
3 75 (6.59%) MySQL
4 62 (5.45%) Hadoop
5 53 (4.66%) Big Data
6 52 (4.57%) Relational Database
7 40 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
8 37 (3.25%) Oracle Database
8 37 (3.25%) Redis
9 32 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 25 (2.20%) Riak
11 23 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (1.76%) Couchbase
13 19 (1.67%) RDBMS
14 18 (1.58%) InfluxDB
15 16 (1.41%) Cosmos DB
16 15 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
17 14 (1.23%) Apache Hive
17 14 (1.23%) HBase
Development Applications
1 366 (32.16%) Jenkins
2 296 (26.01%) Git (software)
3 104 (9.14%) Maven
4 101 (8.88%) JIRA
5 97 (8.52%) Subversion
6 84 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 79 (6.94%) TeamCity
8 70 (6.15%) Sonatype Nexus
9 60 (5.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 60 (5.27%) Selenium
10 57 (5.01%) Vagrant
11 40 (3.51%) GitLab
12 37 (3.25%) Artifactory
13 35 (3.08%) Bitbucket
13 35 (3.08%) Cucumber
14 31 (2.72%) JUnit
14 31 (2.72%) Visual Studio Team System
15 30 (2.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 25 (2.20%) Gradle
16 25 (2.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 142 (12.48%) Finance
2 63 (5.54%) Banking
3 49 (4.31%) Front Office
4 30 (2.64%) Retail
5 28 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 26 (2.28%) Marketing
7 18 (1.58%) Back Office
7 18 (1.58%) Law
7 18 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.23%) Publishing
9 13 (1.14%) Electronics
9 13 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.97%) Advertising
11 7 (0.62%) Games
11 7 (0.62%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.088%) Billing
14 1 (0.088%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 335 (29.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 312 (27.42%) Developer
3 128 (11.25%) AWS DevOps
4 122 (10.72%) Java Developer
5 121 (10.63%) AWS Engineer
6 107 (9.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 101 (8.88%) Architect
8 64 (5.62%) Consultant
9 58 (5.10%) Senior Developer
10 53 (4.66%) Cloud Engineer
11 46 (4.04%) .NET Developer
12 44 (3.87%) Automation Engineer
13 43 (3.78%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 41 (3.60%) Linux Engineer
15 38 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 37 (3.25%) Platform Engineer
17 36 (3.16%) Azure Engineer
17 36 (3.16%) C# Developer
18 35 (3.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 34 (2.99%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (12.39%) .NET
2 127 (11.16%) Web Services
3 108 (9.49%) REST
4 89 (7.82%) Middleware
5 87 (7.64%) AngularJS
5 87 (7.64%) RESTful
6 84 (7.38%) HTML
7 81 (7.12%) Spring
8 68 (5.98%) HTML5
9 62 (5.45%) JSON
10 59 (5.18%) CSS
10 59 (5.18%) Node.js
10 59 (5.18%) SOAP
11 56 (4.92%) Elastic Stack
12 52 (4.57%) ASP.NET
13 51 (4.48%) Spring Boot
14 49 (4.31%) XML
15 45 (3.95%) J2EE
16 39 (3.43%) Kafka
16 39 (3.43%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.39%) Greenfield Project
3 49 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
4 43 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
5 37 (3.25%) User Experience
6 28 (2.46%) Private Cloud
7 27 (2.37%) Virtual Team
8 24 (2.11%) Computer Science
8 24 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
9 20 (1.76%) Cloud Native
10 19 (1.67%) Hedge funds
11 18 (1.58%) Data Centre
12 16 (1.41%) Replication
12 16 (1.41%) Wiki
13 15 (1.32%) Clustering
13 15 (1.32%) Derivative
14 14 (1.23%) Data Structures
15 11 (0.97%) Public Cloud
16 10 (0.88%) Fintech
17 8 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 433 (38.05%) Linux
2 226 (19.86%) Windows
3 153 (13.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 151 (13.27%) Unix
5 46 (4.04%) Windows Server
6 31 (2.72%) CentOS
7 27 (2.37%) Windows 10
7 27 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (2.20%) Solaris
9 17 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (1.41%) Ubuntu
11 12 (1.05%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.88%) VMS
12 10 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.79%) Android
14 8 (0.70%) Debian
15 7 (0.62%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.53%) AIX
16 6 (0.53%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 600 (52.72%) DevOps
2 533 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
3 440 (38.66%) Continuous Integration
4 319 (28.03%) Test Automation
5 236 (20.74%) Scrum
6 227 (19.95%) TDD
7 215 (18.89%) Configuration Management
8 176 (15.47%) Continuous Delivery
9 168 (14.76%) Microservices
10 153 (13.44%) Kanban
11 125 (10.98%) Software Engineering
12 115 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
13 109 (9.58%) Open Source
14 102 (8.96%) Continuous Deployment
15 85 (7.47%) SOA
16 79 (6.94%) BDD
17 76 (6.68%) Mentoring
17 76 (6.68%) Migration
18 66 (5.80%) ITIL
19 63 (5.54%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 339 (29.79%) Java
2 328 (28.82%) Python
3 179 (15.73%) JavaScript
4 160 (14.06%) SQL
5 155 (13.62%) Bash Shell
6 152 (13.36%) Ruby
7 138 (12.13%) Perl
8 134 (11.78%) PowerShell
9 118 (10.37%) C#
10 72 (6.33%) PHP
11 68 (5.98%) Shell Script
12 48 (4.22%) Scala
13 36 (3.16%) Groovy
14 35 (3.08%) Java 8
15 28 (2.46%) C++
16 26 (2.28%) Go
17 21 (1.85%) C
17 21 (1.85%) TypeScript
18 20 (1.76%) VBScript
19 17 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (7.38%) Security Cleared
2 69 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 50 (4.39%) Degree
4 28 (2.46%) AWS Certification
5 21 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.79%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.70%) CCNA
9 8 (0.70%) CITP
10 6 (0.53%) CCNP
11 5 (0.44%) CCIE
11 5 (0.44%) CCIE Data Center
11 5 (0.44%) MCSA
11 5 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.18%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.18%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.45%) QA
2 12 (1.05%) GCP
3 5 (0.44%) GDPR
3 5 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.18%) MiFID
4 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.18%) PMO
5 1 (0.088%) Data Quality
System Software
1 294 (25.83%) Docker
2 77 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (4.39%) Active Directory
4 42 (3.69%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (1.85%) XenApp
6 17 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.41%) vSphere
8 14 (1.23%) Hyper-V
9 12 (1.05%) vCloud
10 11 (0.97%) VMware NSX
11 9 (0.79%) Xen
12 8 (0.70%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.62%) NFS
14 6 (0.53%) LXC
15 5 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 4 (0.35%) OpenAM
16 4 (0.35%) oVirt
16 4 (0.35%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 387 (34.01%) Ansible
2 348 (30.58%) Puppet
3 204 (17.93%) Opscode Chef
4 192 (16.87%) Terraform
5 104 (9.14%) Kubernetes
6 52 (4.57%) Kibana
7 47 (4.13%) SCCM
8 40 (3.51%) logstash
9 37 (3.25%) Nagios
9 37 (3.25%) ZABBIX
10 27 (2.37%) Cobbler
11 22 (1.93%) Salt
12 20 (1.76%) Uchiwa
13 19 (1.67%) Pingdom
14 16 (1.41%) Packer
15 15 (1.32%) Grafana
16 14 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
17 13 (1.14%) Prometheus
18 11 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
19 9 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 136 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 114 (10.02%) Oracle
3 90 (7.91%) VMware
4 79 (6.94%) Red Hat
5 51 (4.48%) New Relic
6 42 (3.69%) Splunk
7 38 (3.34%) Google
8 32 (2.81%) Cisco
9 30 (2.64%) SAP
10 29 (2.55%) Atlassian
11 25 (2.20%) Citrix
11 25 (2.20%) hybris
11 25 (2.20%) TIBCO
12 23 (2.02%) Adobe
12 23 (2.02%) IBM
13 21 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (1.76%) MuleSoft
14 20 (1.76%) PagerDuty
15 17 (1.49%) ION Trading
16 16 (1.41%) webMethods