Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 284 244 283
Rank change year-on-year -40 +39 +56
Contract jobs citing Deployment Automation 843 1,107 819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.11% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.29% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 748 564
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £375 £349 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 2
UK median hourly rate £44.75 £53.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.74% +182.89% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £39.18 £18.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £73.75 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.25 £50.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.50% +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 78,848 86,071 77,706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.00% 86.57% 85.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,809 56,710 50,913
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,180 2,330 2,106
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.47
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.93 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.71% -18.00% -7.41%

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 June 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 -36 786 £525 +5.00% 32
London +9 430 £550 - 20
UK excluding London -68 400 £500 +11.11% 12
North of England -27 115 £475 +10.47% 3
Midlands +5 87 £450 -15.09% 4
South East -54 78 £525 +16.67% 3
North West -4 67 £435 -3.33% 2
South West +2 53 £550 +30.95% 1
West Midlands -19 51 £550 +3.77% 3
East Midlands +33 34 £375 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire -24 33 £503 +16.86% 1
Scotland +28 23 £425 -
Wales -3 22 £520 -5.45%
East of England -37 22 £575 +15.00% 1
North East -3 15 £500 +42.86%

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 496 (58.84%) DevOps
2 490 (58.13%) Agile Software Development
3 367 (43.53%) Continuous Integration
3 367 (43.53%) Amazon AWS
4 306 (36.30%) Jenkins
5 283 (33.57%) Linux
6 267 (31.67%) Test Automation
7 266 (31.55%) Git (software)
8 261 (30.96%) Docker
9 250 (29.66%) Ansible
10 246 (29.18%) Java
11 233 (27.64%) Python
12 215 (25.50%) Kubernetes
13 203 (24.08%) Windows
14 193 (22.89%) Terraform
15 182 (21.59%) Web Services
16 178 (21.12%) Finance
17 175 (20.76%) Microsoft Azure
18 167 (19.81%) Puppet
19 153 (18.15%) Configuration Management
20 152 (18.03%) TDD
21 150 (17.79%) Open Source
22 144 (17.08%) Scrum
22 144 (17.08%) JavaScript
23 136 (16.13%) Microsoft
24 134 (15.90%) PowerShell
25 133 (15.78%) SQL
26 130 (15.42%) Microservices
27 129 (15.30%) Continuous Delivery
28 128 (15.18%) 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 44 (5.22%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (4.86%) Confluence
3 38 (4.51%) OpenStack
4 27 (3.20%) Apache Spark
5 25 (2.97%) Cloud Foundry
5 25 (2.97%) Tomcat
6 24 (2.85%) WebSphere
7 23 (2.73%) IIS
7 23 (2.73%) nginx
8 21 (2.49%) Apache
8 21 (2.49%) Mule
9 18 (2.14%) JBoss
10 12 (1.42%) SharePoint
11 7 (0.83%) Jetty
12 6 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.71%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.47%) ColdFusion
14 4 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.24%) Maximo
3 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 367 (43.53%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (20.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (9.85%) Serverless
4 77 (9.13%) AWS Lambda
5 71 (8.42%) OpenShift
6 67 (7.95%) Amazon S3
7 62 (7.35%) Amazon EC2
8 56 (6.64%) Amazon SQS
9 51 (6.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 41 (4.86%) AWS CloudFormation
11 40 (4.74%) Amazon ECS
12 37 (4.39%) Google Cloud Platform
13 34 (4.03%) PaaS
14 33 (3.91%) GitHub
15 31 (3.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 28 (3.32%) Power Platform
17 25 (2.97%) IaaS
18 16 (1.90%) Heroku
18 16 (1.90%) Office 365
19 14 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.27%) HTTP
2 29 (3.44%) Internet
3 28 (3.32%) Firewall
4 21 (2.49%) DNS
5 14 (1.66%) SSL
6 12 (1.42%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.30%) VoIP
8 9 (1.07%) Wireless
9 8 (0.95%) NetScaler
10 7 (0.83%) Broadband
10 7 (0.83%) Network Security
11 6 (0.71%) VPN
12 5 (0.59%) SAN
12 5 (0.59%) VLAN
13 4 (0.47%) DHCP
13 4 (0.47%) FTP
13 4 (0.47%) MPLS
14 3 (0.36%) AMQP
14 3 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (0.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 63 (7.47%) Amazon RDS
3 51 (6.05%) Big Data
4 44 (5.22%) MongoDB
5 43 (5.10%) Amazon Redshift
6 41 (4.86%) NoSQL
7 39 (4.63%) Relational Database
8 38 (4.51%) Hadoop
9 37 (4.39%) MySQL
10 34 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
11 28 (3.32%) Power BI
12 26 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
14 22 (2.61%) Redis
14 22 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (2.02%) RDBMS
16 16 (1.90%) Apache Hive
17 15 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 15 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
17 15 (1.78%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 306 (36.30%) Jenkins
2 266 (31.55%) Git (software)
3 102 (12.10%) JIRA
4 96 (11.39%) Bitbucket
5 67 (7.95%) Artifactory
6 65 (7.71%) Maven
7 64 (7.59%) TeamCity
8 60 (7.12%) GitLab
9 56 (6.64%) Visual Studio Team System
10 55 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 48 (5.69%) Sonatype Nexus
12 47 (5.58%) Octopus Deploy
12 47 (5.58%) Selenium
13 39 (4.63%) Subversion
14 32 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 28 (3.32%) Visual Studio
16 27 (3.20%) Gradle
16 27 (3.20%) SonarQube
17 25 (2.97%) Travis CI
18 21 (2.49%) Cucumber
General
1 178 (21.12%) Finance
2 65 (7.71%) Banking
3 35 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 28 (3.32%) Retail
5 27 (3.20%) Marketing
6 20 (2.37%) Electronics
6 20 (2.37%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.54%) Legal
8 12 (1.42%) Law
9 11 (1.30%) Games
10 10 (1.19%) Publishing
11 5 (0.59%) Online Betting
11 5 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.47%) Front Office
12 4 (0.47%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Advertising
14 1 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 257 (30.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 237 (28.11%) Developer
3 98 (11.63%) AWS Engineer
4 81 (9.61%) AWS DevOps
5 65 (7.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 59 (7.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 57 (6.76%) Architect
8 54 (6.41%) Java Developer
9 49 (5.81%) Cloud Engineer
10 48 (5.69%) Senior DevOps
11 45 (5.34%) Angular Developer
12 44 (5.22%) Senior Developer
13 43 (5.10%) Consultant
14 42 (4.98%) UI Developer
15 41 (4.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 40 (4.74%) Automation Engineer
17 38 (4.51%) AWS Developer
18 37 (4.39%) .NET Developer
19 36 (4.27%) C# Developer
20 35 (4.15%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (21.59%) Web Services
2 118 (14.00%) .NET
3 98 (11.63%) AngularJS
4 74 (8.78%) Kafka
5 70 (8.30%) JSON
6 69 (8.19%) Node.js
7 62 (7.35%) REST
8 61 (7.24%) React
9 59 (7.00%) J2EE
10 56 (6.64%) RESTful
11 53 (6.29%) HTML
12 50 (5.93%) CSS
12 50 (5.93%) Spring
13 48 (5.69%) Elastic Stack
14 36 (4.27%) ASP.NET
15 35 (4.15%) Middleware
16 32 (3.80%) XML
17 31 (3.68%) Spring Boot
18 30 (3.56%) jQuery
18 30 (3.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.41%) Public Cloud
2 37 (4.39%) Greenfield Project
3 31 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.68%) Data Centre
4 25 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
5 22 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (2.25%) Cloud Native
6 19 (2.25%) Private Cloud
6 19 (2.25%) User Experience
7 10 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.19%) Online Games
8 8 (0.95%) Algorithms
8 8 (0.95%) Blog
8 8 (0.95%) Online Banking
9 7 (0.83%) Equities
9 7 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (0.71%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.71%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 283 (33.57%) Linux
2 203 (24.08%) Windows
3 69 (8.19%) Unix
4 60 (7.12%) Windows Server
5 54 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (3.20%) Windows 10
7 20 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (2.02%) Mac OS X
9 13 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (1.42%) Ubuntu
10 12 (1.42%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.83%) CentOS
12 6 (0.71%) Android
12 6 (0.71%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.24%) VMS
13 2 (0.24%) zOS
14 1 (0.12%) AIX
14 1 (0.12%) Fedora
14 1 (0.12%) HPUX
14 1 (0.12%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (58.84%) DevOps
2 490 (58.13%) Agile Software Development
3 367 (43.53%) Continuous Integration
4 267 (31.67%) Test Automation
5 153 (18.15%) Configuration Management
6 152 (18.03%) TDD
7 150 (17.79%) Open Source
8 144 (17.08%) Scrum
9 130 (15.42%) Microservices
10 129 (15.30%) Continuous Delivery
11 123 (14.59%) Continuous Deployment
12 121 (14.35%) Software Engineering
13 101 (11.98%) Infrastructure Automation
14 100 (11.86%) Infrastructure as Code
15 99 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
16 88 (10.44%) Kanban
17 71 (8.42%) Migration
18 65 (7.71%) Release Management
19 63 (7.47%) BDD
20 61 (7.24%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 246 (29.18%) Java
2 233 (27.64%) Python
3 144 (17.08%) JavaScript
4 134 (15.90%) PowerShell
5 133 (15.78%) SQL
6 109 (12.93%) C#
7 93 (11.03%) Ruby
8 61 (7.24%) Perl
9 49 (5.81%) Bash Shell
10 34 (4.03%) Scala
11 33 (3.91%) Go
12 26 (3.08%) Groovy
13 24 (2.85%) Shell Script
14 22 (2.61%) PHP
15 20 (2.37%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.42%) Java 8
17 10 (1.19%) VB
18 7 (0.83%) Kotlin
18 7 (0.83%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 81 (9.61%) Security Cleared
2 57 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 36 (4.27%) Degree
4 24 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (2.49%) MCSE
6 19 (2.25%) MCSA
7 18 (2.14%) CCNA
7 18 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (1.54%) AWS Certification
10 9 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (1.07%) OCA
10 9 (1.07%) Oracle Certification
10 9 (1.07%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (0.47%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.47%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.12%) PhD
12 1 (0.12%) PMP
12 1 (0.12%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.85%) QA
2 16 (1.90%) SLA
3 5 (0.59%) GDPR
4 4 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.36%) NCSC
System Software
1 261 (30.96%) Docker
2 57 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (6.41%) Active Directory
4 23 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (1.78%) vCloud
6 11 (1.30%) HDFS
7 10 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.71%) vSphere
9 5 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.47%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.36%) Samba
11 3 (0.36%) XenApp
12 2 (0.24%) BIND 9
12 2 (0.24%) KVM
12 2 (0.24%) NFS
12 2 (0.24%) Postfix
13 1 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
13 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 250 (29.66%) Ansible
2 215 (25.50%) Kubernetes
3 193 (22.89%) Terraform
4 167 (19.81%) Puppet
5 128 (15.18%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (3.68%) Kibana
6 31 (3.68%) SCCM
7 23 (2.73%) PowerCLI
8 18 (2.14%) Nagios
8 18 (2.14%) Prometheus
8 18 (2.14%) vCenter Server
8 18 (2.14%) ZABBIX
9 14 (1.66%) logstash
10 13 (1.54%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (1.42%) Rundeck
12 11 (1.30%) CloudHub
12 11 (1.30%) Packer
13 10 (1.19%) Salt
14 9 (1.07%) Grafana
14 9 (1.07%) StatsD
Vendors
1 136 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 70 (8.30%) VMware
3 62 (7.35%) Red Hat
4 52 (6.17%) Oracle
5 42 (4.98%) Splunk
6 33 (3.91%) Google
7 27 (3.20%) Cisco
8 26 (3.08%) Atlassian
9 25 (2.97%) MuleSoft
10 23 (2.73%) Citrix
10 23 (2.73%) New Relic
11 21 (2.49%) IBM
11 21 (2.49%) SAP
12 20 (2.37%) Dynatrace
13 17 (2.02%) F5
14 16 (1.90%) AppDynamics
14 16 (1.90%) Databricks
15 12 (1.42%) Hortonworks
15 12 (1.42%) Perforce
16 11 (1.30%) Tableau