Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 281 333
Rank change year-on-year +40 +52 +43
Contract jobs citing Deployment Automation 1,114 818 787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 0.90% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.06% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 561 536
UK median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +7.95%
10th Percentile £345 £330 £320
90th Percentile £651 £614 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 0
UK median hourly rate £53.75 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +182.89% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year +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 85,519 77,176 89,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.66% 84.78% 84.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,362 50,523 58,954
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,338 2,076 2,266
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% - +17.37%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.48 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +38 1,032 £500 - 231
UK excluding London +65 603 £450 -5.26% 143
London +2 481 £550 +10.00% 103
North of England +53 193 £430 -9.47% 38
South East +40 155 £450 +5.88% 47
Midlands +39 105 £530 -3.64% 14
North West +29 85 £450 -5.26% 16
West Midlands +24 76 £530 -3.64% 5
Yorkshire +15 73 £430 -20.00% 19
East of England -13 64 £500 - 17
North East +24 35 £350 -26.32% 3
South West +12 28 £420 -6.67% 12
Wales +15 25 £550 +33.33% 4
Scotland -42 25 £425 -14.14% 10
East Midlands +1 23 £400 -27.27% 9
Northern Ireland +2 11 £475 +15.15% 1

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 618 (55.48%) DevOps
2 536 (48.11%) Agile Software Development
3 451 (40.48%) Continuous Integration
4 403 (36.18%) Linux
5 382 (34.29%) Amazon AWS
6 356 (31.96%) Puppet
7 343 (30.79%) Python
8 340 (30.52%) Ansible
9 335 (30.07%) Java
10 329 (29.53%) Jenkins
11 297 (26.66%) Test Automation
12 287 (25.76%) Docker
13 268 (24.06%) Git (software)
14 242 (21.72%) Microsoft Azure
15 237 (21.27%) Windows
16 229 (20.56%) Configuration Management
17 225 (20.20%) Opscode Chef
18 222 (19.93%) JavaScript
19 214 (19.21%) Continuous Delivery
20 210 (18.85%) Scrum
21 188 (16.88%) TDD
22 181 (16.25%) Bash Shell
23 170 (15.26%) Terraform
24 169 (15.17%) SQL
25 168 (15.08%) Ruby
26 166 (14.90%) .NET
27 160 (14.36%) Finance
28 159 (14.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 157 (14.09%) PowerShell
30 152 (13.64%) Microservices

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 84 (7.54%) Elasticsearch
2 82 (7.36%) Confluence
3 55 (4.94%) Tomcat
4 52 (4.67%) Apache
5 46 (4.13%) JBoss
6 40 (3.59%) OpenStack
6 40 (3.59%) WebLogic
7 33 (2.96%) Cloud Foundry
8 32 (2.87%) Apache Spark
9 27 (2.42%) IIS
9 27 (2.42%) WebSphere
10 23 (2.06%) Jetty
11 20 (1.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 20 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 19 (1.71%) nginx
13 17 (1.53%) CMS
14 12 (1.08%) Drupal
15 11 (0.99%) Mule
16 8 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
17 7 (0.63%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.27%) Simulink
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.090%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 20 (1.80%) ION MarketView
2 14 (1.26%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.72%) Endur
5 5 (0.45%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.18%) Magento
7 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.090%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.090%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.090%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 382 (34.29%) Amazon AWS
2 242 (21.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (6.28%) GitHub
4 61 (5.48%) Amazon S3
5 60 (5.39%) Amazon EC2
6 59 (5.30%) PaaS
7 58 (5.21%) Serverless
8 54 (4.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 46 (4.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 43 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
11 36 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
12 35 (3.14%) Amazon ELB
13 32 (2.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 30 (2.69%) IaaS
15 28 (2.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 27 (2.42%) SaaS
17 21 (1.89%) Route 53
18 19 (1.71%) OpenShift
19 18 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
20 17 (1.53%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 56 (5.03%) HTTP
2 45 (4.04%) SSL
3 44 (3.95%) TCP/IP
4 29 (2.60%) Firewall
5 27 (2.42%) SAN
6 18 (1.62%) NAS
7 16 (1.44%) Internet
8 15 (1.35%) DNS
8 15 (1.35%) SMS
9 13 (1.17%) IPsec
9 13 (1.17%) WAN
10 11 (0.99%) LAN
10 11 (0.99%) Software-Defined Networking
10 11 (0.99%) VPN
11 10 (0.90%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.81%) FTP
12 9 (0.81%) Kerberos
13 8 (0.72%) DMZ
13 8 (0.72%) Ethernet
14 7 (0.63%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 105 (9.43%) NoSQL
3 92 (8.26%) MongoDB
4 73 (6.55%) MySQL
5 56 (5.03%) Big Data
5 56 (5.03%) Relational Database
6 52 (4.67%) Hadoop
7 46 (4.13%) Oracle Database
8 29 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 27 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
10 26 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (2.24%) RDBMS
12 23 (2.06%) Redis
13 21 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
14 16 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 16 (1.44%) KDB
15 14 (1.26%) Cosmos DB
15 14 (1.26%) Riak
15 14 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (1.17%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 329 (29.53%) Jenkins
2 268 (24.06%) Git (software)
3 113 (10.14%) JIRA
4 104 (9.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 90 (8.08%) TeamCity
6 86 (7.72%) Maven
7 84 (7.54%) Subversion
8 76 (6.82%) Octopus Deploy
9 74 (6.64%) Sonatype Nexus
10 51 (4.58%) Selenium
11 48 (4.31%) Vagrant
12 39 (3.50%) Artifactory
12 39 (3.50%) JUnit
13 37 (3.32%) Visual Studio
13 37 (3.32%) Visual Studio Team System
14 34 (3.05%) GitLab
15 29 (2.60%) Cucumber
16 28 (2.51%) Bitbucket
16 28 (2.51%) MSBuild
17 25 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 160 (14.36%) Finance
2 85 (7.63%) Banking
3 41 (3.68%) Front Office
4 30 (2.69%) Retail
5 24 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.97%) Marketing
7 16 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.35%) Back Office
9 13 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.08%) Law
11 11 (0.99%) Games
12 10 (0.90%) Advertising
13 9 (0.81%) Electronics
13 9 (0.81%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.81%) Publishing
14 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.18%) International Banking
15 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
16 1 (0.090%) Billing
Job Titles
1 346 (31.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 323 (28.99%) Developer
3 129 (11.58%) AWS DevOps
4 123 (11.04%) Java Developer
5 121 (10.86%) AWS Engineer
6 106 (9.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 88 (7.90%) Senior Developer
8 71 (6.37%) Architect
9 65 (5.83%) Consultant
10 52 (4.67%) Platform Engineer
11 49 (4.40%) Senior DevOps
12 48 (4.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 47 (4.22%) .NET Developer
13 47 (4.22%) Linux Engineer
14 41 (3.68%) Senior Java Developer
15 40 (3.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 39 (3.50%) Cloud Engineer
16 39 (3.50%) Lead DevOps
16 39 (3.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 37 (3.32%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (14.90%) .NET
2 147 (13.20%) Web Services
3 116 (10.41%) RESTful
4 101 (9.07%) REST
5 95 (8.53%) HTML
6 90 (8.08%) AngularJS
6 90 (8.08%) Node.js
7 81 (7.27%) Spring
8 79 (7.09%) CSS
9 72 (6.46%) Middleware
10 71 (6.37%) React
11 65 (5.83%) JSON
12 60 (5.39%) HTML5
13 56 (5.03%) SOAP
14 52 (4.67%) Elastic Stack
15 50 (4.49%) ASP.NET
15 50 (4.49%) Spring Boot
16 48 (4.31%) jQuery
17 46 (4.13%) .NET Framework
18 45 (4.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (5.03%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
3 43 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
5 34 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 25 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
7 22 (1.97%) Data Structures
8 21 (1.89%) User Experience
8 21 (1.89%) Virtual Team
9 20 (1.80%) iPad
10 19 (1.71%) Clustering
10 19 (1.71%) Private Cloud
11 15 (1.35%) Derivative
11 15 (1.35%) Hedge funds
11 15 (1.35%) Replication
12 14 (1.26%) Data Centre
12 14 (1.26%) Management Information System
12 14 (1.26%) Public Cloud
13 13 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (0.99%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 403 (36.18%) Linux
2 237 (21.27%) Windows
3 159 (14.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 130 (11.67%) Unix
5 55 (4.94%) Windows Server
6 28 (2.51%) CentOS
6 28 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (2.24%) Mac OS X
7 25 (2.24%) Windows 10
8 21 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (1.80%) Solaris
10 17 (1.53%) Ubuntu
11 13 (1.17%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.08%) VMS
12 12 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.99%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.90%) Android
14 10 (0.90%) Debian
15 6 (0.54%) MVS
15 6 (0.54%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 618 (55.48%) DevOps
2 536 (48.11%) Agile Software Development
3 451 (40.48%) Continuous Integration
4 297 (26.66%) Test Automation
5 229 (20.56%) Configuration Management
6 214 (19.21%) Continuous Delivery
7 210 (18.85%) Scrum
8 188 (16.88%) TDD
9 152 (13.64%) Microservices
10 136 (12.21%) Open Source
11 124 (11.13%) Kanban
12 111 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
13 99 (8.89%) Mentoring
14 89 (7.99%) Continuous Deployment
14 89 (7.99%) Software Engineering
15 88 (7.90%) E-Commerce
16 71 (6.37%) Migration
17 70 (6.28%) Unit Testing
18 67 (6.01%) BDD
19 65 (5.83%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 343 (30.79%) Python
2 335 (30.07%) Java
3 222 (19.93%) JavaScript
4 181 (16.25%) Bash Shell
5 169 (15.17%) SQL
6 168 (15.08%) Ruby
7 157 (14.09%) PowerShell
8 143 (12.84%) C#
9 124 (11.13%) Perl
10 86 (7.72%) PHP
11 71 (6.37%) Shell Script
12 43 (3.86%) Groovy
13 41 (3.68%) Java 8
14 39 (3.50%) Scala
15 36 (3.23%) C++
16 23 (2.06%) TypeScript
16 23 (2.06%) VBScript
17 22 (1.97%) T-SQL
18 19 (1.71%) C
18 19 (1.71%) Go
Qualifications
1 90 (8.08%) Security Cleared
2 68 (6.10%) SC Cleared
3 44 (3.95%) Degree
4 27 (2.42%) AWS Certification
5 21 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (0.90%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.45%) CCNA
8 5 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.36%) MCSA
9 4 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.27%) CCIE
10 3 (0.27%) CCIE Data Center
10 3 (0.27%) CCNP
10 3 (0.27%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.27%) MCTS
10 3 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.18%) ISEB
11 2 (0.18%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (5.30%) QA
2 11 (0.99%) GCP
3 5 (0.45%) SLA
4 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.27%) PMO
6 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.090%) GDPR
7 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.090%) SEPA
System Software
1 287 (25.76%) Docker
2 61 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (4.58%) Active Directory
4 34 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (1.62%) vCloud
6 17 (1.53%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.53%) XenApp
7 15 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.90%) vSphere
10 7 (0.63%) NFS
10 7 (0.63%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.45%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.45%) Xen
12 4 (0.36%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.27%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.27%) LXC
13 3 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 356 (31.96%) Puppet
2 340 (30.52%) Ansible
3 225 (20.20%) Opscode Chef
4 170 (15.26%) Terraform
5 97 (8.71%) Kubernetes
6 58 (5.21%) Kibana
7 44 (3.95%) SCCM
8 42 (3.77%) logstash
9 35 (3.14%) Nagios
10 34 (3.05%) ZABBIX
11 19 (1.71%) Cobbler
11 19 (1.71%) Salt
12 18 (1.62%) Grafana
13 16 (1.44%) Uchiwa
14 14 (1.26%) Pingdom
15 11 (0.99%) Packer
15 11 (0.99%) Prometheus
16 10 (0.90%) BladeLogic
17 9 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
17 9 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 138 (12.39%) Microsoft
2 126 (11.31%) Oracle
3 76 (6.82%) VMware
4 75 (6.73%) Red Hat
5 60 (5.39%) New Relic
6 50 (4.49%) Splunk
7 41 (3.68%) Google
8 29 (2.60%) Atlassian
9 25 (2.24%) TIBCO
10 22 (1.97%) Citrix
10 22 (1.97%) hybris
11 21 (1.89%) Cisco
12 20 (1.80%) Adobe
12 20 (1.80%) AppDynamics
12 20 (1.80%) ION Trading
13 19 (1.71%) SAP
13 19 (1.71%) Sybase
14 16 (1.44%) PagerDuty
15 15 (1.35%) IBM
15 15 (1.35%) SaltStack