Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 240 285
Rank change year-on-year -12 +45 +101
Contract jobs citing Deployment Automation 1,138 1,129 930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.09% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.27% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 807 562
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.90% +6.94%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £360
90th Percentile £660 £656 £624
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £47.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.58% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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 91,019 88,693 87,901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.75% 85.91% 85.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,315 59,199 57,906
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,324 2,065 2,485
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.02 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +6.76% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.65 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% -

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 14 December 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
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 14 December 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 +10 1,066 £525 - 227
UK excluding London -14 602 £475 - 125
London -17 518 £560 +1.82% 112
South East -5 162 £473 -10.00% 32
North of England +49 161 £438 +1.74% 33
East of England -7 92 £525 - 17
Midlands -1 91 £550 +15.79% 13
North West +30 83 £425 -1.16% 15
West Midlands -11 72 £555 +11.00% 6
Yorkshire +3 56 £438 +2.94% 15
Scotland -19 47 £413 +6.45% 3
South West -33 40 £469 +25.00% 20
North East +8 22 £500 -9.18% 3
East Midlands +12 16 £357 -4.80% 7
Northern Ireland -17 5 £513 +16.48% 2
Wales -22 5 £550 +15.79% 5

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 621 (54.57%) Agile Software Development
2 618 (54.31%) DevOps
3 436 (38.31%) Continuous Integration
4 431 (37.87%) Linux
5 413 (36.29%) Amazon AWS
6 395 (34.71%) Test Automation
7 373 (32.78%) Jenkins
8 367 (32.25%) Ansible
9 312 (27.42%) Scrum
10 310 (27.24%) Java
11 293 (25.75%) Docker
12 287 (25.22%) Git (software)
13 276 (24.25%) Python
14 269 (23.64%) Puppet
15 260 (22.85%) TDD
16 235 (20.65%) Configuration Management
17 232 (20.39%) Microsoft Azure
18 196 (17.22%) Windows
19 191 (16.78%) Terraform
20 184 (16.17%) SQL
21 177 (15.55%) C#
22 174 (15.29%) JavaScript
22 174 (15.29%) .NET
23 171 (15.03%) Opscode Chef
24 168 (14.76%) Kanban
25 161 (14.15%) Finance
26 159 (13.97%) Continuous Delivery
27 151 (13.27%) SOA
28 148 (13.01%) JIRA
29 144 (12.65%) Problem-Solving

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 74 (6.50%) Elasticsearch
2 63 (5.54%) Confluence
3 50 (4.39%) Apache
4 44 (3.87%) JBoss
5 42 (3.69%) CMS
5 42 (3.69%) WebLogic
6 34 (2.99%) WebSphere
7 33 (2.90%) nginx
7 33 (2.90%) Tomcat
8 29 (2.55%) OpenStack
9 28 (2.46%) SharePoint
10 24 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
11 23 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 22 (1.93%) Apache Spark
13 20 (1.76%) Drupal
14 19 (1.67%) Mule
15 17 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
16 16 (1.41%) IIS
17 13 (1.14%) Anypoint
18 12 (1.05%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.18%) HipChat
5 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 30 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.05%) Maximo
3 5 (0.44%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.35%) Endur
5 2 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.088%) Actimize
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.088%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 413 (36.29%) Amazon AWS
2 232 (20.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (9.05%) GitHub
4 57 (5.01%) Amazon EC2
5 54 (4.75%) Cloud Computing
6 49 (4.31%) PaaS
7 44 (3.87%) Google Cloud Platform
7 44 (3.87%) Serverless
8 36 (3.16%) Amazon S3
8 36 (3.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 26 (2.28%) SaaS
10 25 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (2.02%) Amazon Glacier
12 20 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
12 20 (1.76%) IaaS
13 19 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (1.49%) Heroku
15 15 (1.32%) Azure Functions
16 14 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 13 (1.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.10%) Firewall
2 52 (4.57%) HTTP
3 51 (4.48%) SSL
3 51 (4.48%) TCP/IP
4 41 (3.60%) DNS
5 25 (2.20%) Software-Defined Networking
6 20 (1.76%) Internet
7 18 (1.58%) VPN
8 17 (1.49%) Broadband
9 16 (1.41%) VLAN
10 12 (1.05%) DHCP
11 9 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
12 8 (0.70%) NetScaler
13 7 (0.62%) SSH
14 6 (0.53%) AMQP
14 6 (0.53%) IPsec
14 6 (0.53%) LAN
14 6 (0.53%) Network Security
15 5 (0.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 70 (6.15%) NoSQL
3 63 (5.54%) MongoDB
4 49 (4.31%) Oracle Database
5 46 (4.04%) Redis
6 45 (3.95%) MySQL
7 42 (3.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 39 (3.43%) Hadoop
8 39 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
9 34 (2.99%) Big Data
10 26 (2.28%) Relational Database
11 23 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (1.76%) Apache Hive
12 20 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
13 17 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
13 17 (1.49%) HBase
14 16 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 16 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
16 14 (1.23%) Riak
Development Applications
1 373 (32.78%) Jenkins
2 287 (25.22%) Git (software)
3 148 (13.01%) JIRA
4 133 (11.69%) Maven
5 101 (8.88%) TeamCity
6 89 (7.82%) Subversion
7 78 (6.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 73 (6.41%) Selenium
8 73 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 68 (5.98%) Sonatype Nexus
10 59 (5.18%) Bitbucket
11 48 (4.22%) Visual Studio Team System
12 35 (3.08%) Cucumber
13 33 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 33 (2.90%) GitLab
14 31 (2.72%) Vagrant
15 30 (2.64%) Gradle
16 29 (2.55%) Visual Studio
17 24 (2.11%) JUnit
18 23 (2.02%) gulp
General
1 161 (14.15%) Finance
2 57 (5.01%) Banking
3 47 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 36 (3.16%) Retail
5 35 (3.08%) Marketing
6 29 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.28%) Electronics
8 23 (2.02%) Publishing
9 22 (1.93%) Front Office
10 11 (0.97%) Law
11 9 (0.79%) Back Office
11 9 (0.79%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.79%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.44%) Automotive
12 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.35%) Advertising
13 4 (0.35%) Games
14 2 (0.18%) Billing
14 2 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.088%) Legal
Job Titles
1 310 (27.24%) Developer
2 298 (26.19%) DevOps Engineer
3 142 (12.48%) Architect
4 113 (9.93%) AWS Engineer
5 97 (8.52%) Java Developer
6 96 (8.44%) AWS DevOps
7 88 (7.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 72 (6.33%) C# Developer
9 68 (5.98%) .NET Developer
10 59 (5.18%) Senior Developer
11 58 (5.10%) Consultant
12 54 (4.75%) C# .NET Developer
13 48 (4.22%) Cloud Engineer
14 41 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 35 (3.08%) Linux Engineer
16 30 (2.64%) Azure Engineer
16 30 (2.64%) Platform Engineer
17 28 (2.46%) Senior DevOps
17 28 (2.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 26 (2.28%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (15.29%) .NET
2 118 (10.37%) Web Services
3 94 (8.26%) AngularJS
4 93 (8.17%) RESTful
5 89 (7.82%) Middleware
6 81 (7.12%) REST
7 72 (6.33%) Elastic Stack
8 63 (5.54%) Spring
9 62 (5.45%) Node.js
10 61 (5.36%) HTML
11 58 (5.10%) ASP.NET
11 58 (5.10%) Entity Framework
12 57 (5.01%) .NET Framework
13 56 (4.92%) CSS
14 53 (4.66%) J2EE
15 52 (4.57%) SOAP
16 50 (4.39%) JSON
17 49 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web API
17 49 (4.31%) HTML5
18 43 (3.78%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.24%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (5.01%) Cloud Native
3 52 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (3.87%) User Experience
6 42 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (3.08%) Public Cloud
8 29 (2.55%) Data Centre
9 22 (1.93%) Virtual Team
10 19 (1.67%) N-Tier
11 17 (1.49%) Fintech
12 16 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (1.23%) Hedge funds
14 13 (1.14%) Blog
14 13 (1.14%) Clustering
15 12 (1.05%) Private Cloud
15 12 (1.05%) Wiki
16 10 (0.88%) Fixed Income
16 10 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
16 10 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 431 (37.87%) Linux
2 196 (17.22%) Windows
3 140 (12.30%) Unix
4 113 (9.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (3.69%) Windows Server
6 31 (2.72%) CentOS
7 18 (1.58%) Windows 10
8 17 (1.49%) Mac OS X
9 14 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.14%) Solaris
11 10 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.79%) Android
12 9 (0.79%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.79%) VMS
12 9 (0.79%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.44%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.26%) AIX
14 3 (0.26%) DC/OS
14 3 (0.26%) HPUX
14 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (54.57%) Agile Software Development
2 618 (54.31%) DevOps
3 436 (38.31%) Continuous Integration
4 395 (34.71%) Test Automation
5 312 (27.42%) Scrum
6 260 (22.85%) TDD
7 235 (20.65%) Configuration Management
8 168 (14.76%) Kanban
9 159 (13.97%) Continuous Delivery
10 151 (13.27%) SOA
11 144 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
12 135 (11.86%) Open Source
13 130 (11.42%) Microservices
14 120 (10.54%) BDD
15 118 (10.37%) Software Engineering
16 83 (7.29%) Continuous Deployment
17 80 (7.03%) Migration
18 79 (6.94%) OO
19 71 (6.24%) SDLC
20 63 (5.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 310 (27.24%) Java
2 276 (24.25%) Python
3 184 (16.17%) SQL
4 177 (15.55%) C#
5 174 (15.29%) JavaScript
6 138 (12.13%) Ruby
7 120 (10.54%) Perl
8 116 (10.19%) PowerShell
9 102 (8.96%) Bash Shell
10 40 (3.51%) Scala
11 39 (3.43%) Shell Script
12 34 (2.99%) Go
13 32 (2.81%) T-SQL
14 31 (2.72%) PHP
15 29 (2.55%) Java 8
16 21 (1.85%) Groovy
17 14 (1.23%) C++
17 14 (1.23%) TypeScript
18 11 (0.97%) PL/SQL
19 9 (0.79%) AWK
Qualifications
1 96 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 69 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 58 (5.10%) Degree
4 21 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.97%) AWS Certification
8 10 (0.88%) CCNA
8 10 (0.88%) CITP
9 8 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (0.70%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.70%) MCSA
9 8 (0.70%) MCSE
10 7 (0.62%) ISEB
10 7 (0.62%) OCA
10 7 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.44%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.71%) QA
2 8 (0.70%) GDPR
3 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.26%) SLA
5 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.18%) MiFID
6 1 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.088%) HL7
6 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.088%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 293 (25.75%) Docker
2 49 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (4.13%) Active Directory
4 18 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 11 (0.97%) vSphere
6 9 (0.79%) Apache Flume
6 9 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (0.70%) XenApp
8 7 (0.62%) vCloud
8 7 (0.62%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.53%) HDFS
9 6 (0.53%) XenServer
10 5 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.44%) Xen
11 4 (0.35%) KVM
11 4 (0.35%) oVirt
11 4 (0.35%) RHEV
12 3 (0.26%) LXC
12 3 (0.26%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 367 (32.25%) Ansible
2 269 (23.64%) Puppet
3 191 (16.78%) Terraform
4 171 (15.03%) Opscode Chef
5 122 (10.72%) Kubernetes
6 62 (5.45%) ZABBIX
7 47 (4.13%) Nagios
8 37 (3.25%) Kibana
9 33 (2.90%) SCCM
10 30 (2.64%) logstash
11 27 (2.37%) Packer
12 26 (2.28%) Salt
13 24 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
14 20 (1.76%) Grafana
15 16 (1.41%) Hadoop YARN
16 15 (1.32%) Cobbler
17 13 (1.14%) Mesos
17 13 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
18 12 (1.05%) Graphite
18 12 (1.05%) StatsD
Vendors
1 126 (11.07%) Microsoft
2 122 (10.72%) Oracle
3 68 (5.98%) Red Hat
3 68 (5.98%) VMware
4 44 (3.87%) Cisco
5 37 (3.25%) Atlassian
6 36 (3.16%) MuleSoft
7 34 (2.99%) SAP
8 32 (2.81%) New Relic
8 32 (2.81%) Splunk
9 29 (2.55%) Google
10 22 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (1.76%) F5
12 19 (1.67%) IBM
13 17 (1.49%) Riverbed
14 14 (1.23%) Citrix
14 14 (1.23%) Informatica
15 13 (1.14%) AppDynamics
15 13 (1.14%) Syclo
15 13 (1.14%) TIBCO