Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 278 272 239
Rank change year-on-year -6 -33 +59
Contract jobs citing Deployment Automation 393 892 1,148
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.98% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.12% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 579 778
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £359 £375 £350
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £463
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.11% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.50 £53.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.73% -13.49% +182.89%
10th Percentile £28.85 £35.00 £39.18
90th Percentile £50.21 £50.00 £73.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% - +163.16%

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 39,241 79,752 88,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.48% 87.25% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,733 52,457 58,361
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £298
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,385 2,156 2,329
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.20% +12.51% -12.42%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.96 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.99% +14.07% -18.45%

Deployment Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Deployment Automation in the UK

Deployment Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Deployment Automation.

Daily rate trend for Deployment Automation in the UK

Deployment Automation
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Deployment Automation over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Deployment Automation in the UK

Deployment Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Deployment Automation.

Hourly rate trend for Deployment Automation in the UK

Deployment Automation
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Deployment Automation over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 2020. 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 +1 358 £550 +3.77% 53
London +39 229 £550 -2.22% 27
UK excluding London -7 156 £450 -10.00% 30
South East +106 50 £465 -7.00% 4
North of England +21 31 £425 -11.46% 9
Scotland +54 30 £430 +1.18% 1
South West +28 18 £513 -6.82% 1
Midlands +9 17 £400 -15.79% 7
Work from Home -22 16 £435 -23.35% 4
Yorkshire +56 15 £413 -25.00% 1
North West 0 11 £471 +8.33% 8
West Midlands +19 10 £438 -20.45% 5
East of England +39 9 £550 +2.80% 5
East Midlands +19 7 £350 -6.67% 2
North East +20 5 £400 -20.00%
Wales +9 1 £425 -18.27% 1

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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.

1 246 (62.60%) DevOps
2 201 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (39.95%) Jenkins
4 153 (38.93%) AWS
5 148 (37.66%) Java
6 142 (36.13%) Python
7 141 (35.88%) Docker
8 140 (35.62%) Kubernetes
9 138 (35.11%) Finance
10 128 (32.57%) Terraform
11 117 (29.77%) Web Services
11 117 (29.77%) Azure
12 108 (27.48%) Continuous Integration
13 100 (25.45%) Windows
14 95 (24.17%) PowerShell
14 95 (24.17%) Test Automation
14 95 (24.17%) Serverless
15 93 (23.66%) OpenShift
16 85 (21.63%) Git (software)
17 84 (21.37%) Software Engineering
18 83 (21.12%) Ansible
19 80 (20.36%) Asset Management
20 79 (20.10%) AWS CloudFormation
21 75 (19.08%) Amazon RDS
21 75 (19.08%) AWS Lambda
21 75 (19.08%) Front Office
22 72 (18.32%) Amazon EC2
22 72 (18.32%) Amazon S3
23 70 (17.81%) Linux
24 68 (17.30%) J2EE

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 15 (3.82%) Apache
2 12 (3.05%) Confluence
3 10 (2.54%) Apache Spark
3 10 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.54%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.27%) Apache Solr
5 5 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
5 5 (1.27%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.76%) JBoss
7 3 (0.76%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.51%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.51%) IIS
8 2 (0.51%) Mule
8 2 (0.51%) nginx
8 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.51%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.25%) Maximo
2 1 (0.25%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 153 (38.93%) AWS
2 117 (29.77%) Azure
3 95 (24.17%) Serverless
4 93 (23.66%) OpenShift
5 79 (20.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 75 (19.08%) AWS Lambda
7 72 (18.32%) Amazon EC2
7 72 (18.32%) Amazon S3
8 67 (17.05%) Amazon SQS
9 65 (16.54%) Amazon ECS
10 41 (10.43%) GitHub
11 22 (5.60%) GCP
12 17 (4.33%) SaaS
13 15 (3.82%) PaaS
14 11 (2.80%) IaaS
15 9 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (1.78%) Amazon EKS
16 7 (1.78%) Azure Data Factory
16 7 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 6 (1.53%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.11%) DNS
2 21 (5.34%) VSAN
3 15 (3.82%) SSL
4 13 (3.31%) HTTP
5 8 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.04%) VPN
6 7 (1.78%) Firewall
7 4 (1.02%) DHCP
7 4 (1.02%) OpenVPN
8 3 (0.76%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.76%) Network Security
9 2 (0.51%) SNMP
9 2 (0.51%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (0.51%) WAN
10 1 (0.25%) Broadband
10 1 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.25%) FTP
10 1 (0.25%) LAN
10 1 (0.25%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (19.08%) Amazon RDS
2 65 (16.54%) Amazon Redshift
3 58 (14.76%) SQL Server
4 24 (6.11%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (5.34%) Big Data
5 21 (5.34%) Data Lake
6 15 (3.82%) Relational Database
7 14 (3.56%) MySQL
7 14 (3.56%) NoSQL
8 12 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (2.54%) Hadoop
9 10 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (2.29%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (1.53%) Power BI
12 6 (1.53%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 157 (39.95%) Jenkins
2 85 (21.63%) Git (software)
3 68 (17.30%) Artifactory
4 55 (13.99%) RStudio
5 32 (8.14%) GitLab
6 29 (7.38%) JIRA
7 25 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (5.34%) Visual Studio
9 19 (4.83%) Subversion
9 19 (4.83%) Visual Studio Team System
10 17 (4.33%) Maven
11 16 (4.07%) TeamCity
12 15 (3.82%) Bitbucket
12 15 (3.82%) Octopus Deploy
13 12 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
14 11 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (2.80%) Selenium
15 9 (2.29%) CircleCI
16 8 (2.04%) Cucumber
17 7 (1.78%) Gradle
General
1 138 (35.11%) Finance
2 75 (19.08%) Front Office
3 31 (7.89%) Public Sector
4 16 (4.07%) Retail
5 13 (3.31%) Banking
6 11 (2.80%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.54%) Electronics
7 10 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.54%) Marketing
8 5 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Back Office
9 2 (0.51%) Law
9 2 (0.51%) Police
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) International Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 118 (30.03%) Developer
2 89 (22.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 50 (12.72%) Java Developer
4 48 (12.21%) AWS Engineer
5 46 (11.70%) AWS Developer
6 44 (11.20%) AWS DevOps
7 41 (10.43%) Lead Developer
8 39 (9.92%) Lead DevOps
9 38 (9.67%) Java Software Developer
10 37 (9.41%) Lead Java Developer
10 37 (9.41%) Lead Software Developer
11 34 (8.65%) Python Engineer
12 32 (8.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 29 (7.38%) Architect
14 26 (6.62%) Python Developer
15 25 (6.36%) .NET Developer
16 24 (6.11%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 24 (6.11%) Lead DevOps Engineer
17 23 (5.85%) Virtualisation Engineer
18 22 (5.60%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (29.77%) Web Services
2 68 (17.30%) J2EE
3 63 (16.03%) J2SE
4 54 (13.74%) .NET
5 32 (8.14%) XML
6 28 (7.12%) Middleware
7 21 (5.34%) AngularJS
7 21 (5.34%) Spring
8 17 (4.33%) JSON
9 15 (3.82%) React
9 15 (3.82%) REST
10 14 (3.56%) jQuery
10 14 (3.56%) RESTful
11 13 (3.31%) HTML
11 13 (3.31%) Kafka
12 12 (3.05%) .NET Core
12 12 (3.05%) Node.js
13 11 (2.80%) ASP.NET
13 11 (2.80%) OAuth
13 11 (2.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (17.05%) Fixed Income
2 64 (16.28%) Derivative
2 64 (16.28%) Equities
3 34 (8.65%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (4.83%) Cloud Native
6 10 (2.54%) Clustering
6 10 (2.54%) Private Cloud
6 10 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.78%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.78%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.53%) User Experience
9 5 (1.27%) iPad
10 4 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.02%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.02%) W3C
11 3 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.51%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 100 (25.45%) Windows
2 70 (17.81%) Linux
3 55 (13.99%) Windows Server
4 19 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (4.33%) Unix
6 9 (2.29%) CentOS
6 9 (2.29%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (2.04%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.02%) Android
8 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.51%) Solaris
10 2 (0.51%) VMS
10 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.25%) HPUX
11 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (62.60%) DevOps
2 201 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (27.48%) Continuous Integration
4 95 (24.17%) Test Automation
5 84 (21.37%) Software Engineering
6 80 (20.36%) Asset Management
7 68 (17.30%) Configuration Management
8 67 (17.05%) Decision-Making
9 64 (16.28%) Scrum
10 61 (15.52%) TDD
11 50 (12.72%) Microservices
12 49 (12.47%) Infrastructure as Code
13 46 (11.70%) Infrastructure Automation
14 39 (9.92%) Continuous Delivery
15 30 (7.63%) SOA
16 27 (6.87%) Kanban
17 26 (6.62%) Workflow
18 25 (6.36%) Mentoring
19 24 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
20 23 (5.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 148 (37.66%) Java
2 142 (36.13%) Python
3 95 (24.17%) PowerShell
4 63 (16.03%) C#
4 63 (16.03%) SQL
5 56 (14.25%) R
6 42 (10.69%) JavaScript
7 27 (6.87%) Bash Shell
8 15 (3.82%) Ruby
9 14 (3.56%) Shell Script
10 13 (3.31%) Groovy
11 11 (2.80%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.54%) C
13 9 (2.29%) Perl
14 7 (1.78%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.53%) Scala
16 5 (1.27%) Go
16 5 (1.27%) Java 8
17 4 (1.02%) C++
17 4 (1.02%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 62 (15.78%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.80%) Degree
4 4 (1.02%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.76%) ISEB
6 2 (0.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.51%) CISSP
6 2 (0.51%) CSSLP
6 2 (0.51%) OCP
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.25%) CEH
7 1 (0.25%) CISA
7 1 (0.25%) CISM
7 1 (0.25%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.25%) ISSMP
7 1 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.85%) QA
2 8 (2.04%) GDPR
3 6 (1.53%) HIPAA
4 5 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.51%) SLA
6 1 (0.25%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.25%) NIST
6 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 141 (35.88%) Docker
2 45 (11.45%) Active Directory
3 38 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (6.36%) vSphere
5 23 (5.85%) VMware NSX
6 20 (5.09%) XenApp
7 19 (4.83%) Terminal Services
8 7 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.27%) Hyper-V
9 5 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.76%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 3 (0.76%) HDFS
12 2 (0.51%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 140 (35.62%) Kubernetes
2 128 (32.57%) Terraform
3 83 (21.12%) Ansible
4 55 (13.99%) Puppet
5 43 (10.94%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (7.12%) vRealize
7 24 (6.11%) PowerCLI
8 8 (2.04%) Prometheus
8 8 (2.04%) SCCM
9 7 (1.78%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 6 (1.53%) Grafana
10 6 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (1.27%) Kibana
12 4 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (1.02%) SCOM
13 3 (0.76%) CA Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.76%) logstash
13 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.76%) Nagios
13 3 (0.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 64 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 42 (10.69%) VMware
3 28 (7.12%) Oracle
4 24 (6.11%) Citrix
5 23 (5.85%) NetApp
6 21 (5.34%) Splunk
7 10 (2.54%) Atlassian
7 10 (2.54%) Databricks
7 10 (2.54%) SAP
8 7 (1.78%) Google
8 7 (1.78%) HP
8 7 (1.78%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.53%) Tableau
10 4 (1.02%) WSO2
11 3 (0.76%) Blue Prism
11 3 (0.76%) Brocade
11 3 (0.76%) CA
11 3 (0.76%) Cisco
11 3 (0.76%) Informatica
11 3 (0.76%) McAfee