Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 248 295
Rank change year-on-year -7 +47 +78
Contract jobs citing Deployment Automation 1,087 1,062 939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 1.08% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.26% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 759 568
UK median daily rate £523 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £331
90th Percentile £650 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £47.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.58% - -
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 88,851 84,367 90,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.19% 85.72% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,575 55,816 59,552
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £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 2,431 2,058 2,442
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.38% +6.82%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -1 1,009 £525 +2.44% 260
UK excluding London -9 611 £463 -2.63% 159
London -17 450 £550 +2.56% 115
South East +43 182 £450 -7.02% 30
North of England +44 149 £428 -5.00% 49
Midlands -10 94 £530 +0.95% 25
East of England -33 89 £500 -2.91% 16
West Midlands 0 70 £530 -3.64% 14
Yorkshire +19 69 £438 -1.41% 24
North West +11 64 £450 -10.00% 22
Scotland -36 43 £390 -8.24% 9
South West -18 40 £475 +12.43% 25
East Midlands -5 21 £364 -9.00% 11
North East +4 16 £388 -18.42% 3
Wales -6 11 £538 +13.16% 3
Northern Ireland -21 5 £513 +20.59% 2

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 562 (51.70%) DevOps
2 531 (48.85%) Agile Software Development
3 425 (39.10%) Continuous Integration
4 416 (38.27%) Linux
5 391 (35.97%) Amazon AWS
6 360 (33.12%) Jenkins
7 349 (32.11%) Java
8 347 (31.92%) Ansible
9 333 (30.63%) Test Automation
10 290 (26.68%) Puppet
11 287 (26.40%) Python
12 283 (26.03%) Docker
13 281 (25.85%) Git (software)
14 265 (24.38%) Scrum
15 237 (21.80%) Microsoft Azure
16 229 (21.07%) TDD
17 203 (18.68%) Configuration Management
18 195 (17.94%) Opscode Chef
19 190 (17.48%) Windows
20 188 (17.30%) Terraform
21 182 (16.74%) SQL
22 162 (14.90%) JavaScript
23 156 (14.35%) .NET
24 155 (14.26%) Continuous Delivery
25 151 (13.89%) C#
26 150 (13.80%) Unix
27 144 (13.25%) Finance
28 141 (12.97%) Kanban
29 136 (12.51%) Microservices
30 133 (12.24%) Ruby

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 85 (7.82%) Elasticsearch
2 53 (4.88%) JBoss
3 51 (4.69%) Apache
4 46 (4.23%) WebLogic
5 44 (4.05%) Confluence
5 44 (4.05%) Tomcat
6 31 (2.85%) CMS
7 27 (2.48%) Apache Spark
8 26 (2.39%) WebSphere
9 22 (2.02%) OpenStack
10 20 (1.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 19 (1.75%) Jetty
12 18 (1.66%) Mule
13 17 (1.56%) nginx
14 16 (1.47%) Drupal
14 16 (1.47%) SharePoint
15 14 (1.29%) Anypoint
16 13 (1.20%) IIS
17 12 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
18 11 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.18%) HipChat
5 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 23 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.92%) Maximo
3 8 (0.74%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.092%) Actimize
5 1 (0.092%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.092%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 391 (35.97%) Amazon AWS
2 237 (21.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (9.38%) GitHub
4 73 (6.72%) Amazon EC2
5 55 (5.06%) AWS CloudFormation
6 53 (4.88%) Amazon S3
6 53 (4.88%) Serverless
7 45 (4.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 41 (3.77%) PaaS
9 33 (3.04%) Amazon ELB
9 33 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
10 32 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
11 28 (2.58%) SaaS
12 26 (2.39%) IaaS
13 25 (2.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 24 (2.21%) Amazon Glacier
15 22 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
16 21 (1.93%) Azure Functions
16 21 (1.93%) OpenShift
16 21 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 64 (5.89%) HTTP
2 57 (5.24%) SSL
3 55 (5.06%) TCP/IP
4 42 (3.86%) Firewall
5 35 (3.22%) Software-Defined Networking
6 30 (2.76%) DNS
7 18 (1.66%) SAN
8 15 (1.38%) Internet
8 15 (1.38%) VPN
9 14 (1.29%) Broadband
10 10 (0.92%) AMQP
10 10 (0.92%) DHCP
11 9 (0.83%) Kerberos
12 8 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (0.74%) NAS
12 8 (0.74%) Reverse Proxy
12 8 (0.74%) SMS
13 7 (0.64%) DVB
13 7 (0.64%) FTP
13 7 (0.64%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 94 (8.65%) MongoDB
3 93 (8.56%) NoSQL
4 60 (5.52%) MySQL
5 52 (4.78%) Hadoop
6 46 (4.23%) Big Data
7 45 (4.14%) Redis
8 44 (4.05%) Relational Database
9 40 (3.68%) Oracle Database
10 39 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
11 34 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
12 23 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
14 21 (1.93%) Apache Hive
14 21 (1.93%) Riak
15 19 (1.75%) InfluxDB
16 18 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
16 18 (1.66%) HBase
16 18 (1.66%) RDBMS
17 16 (1.47%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 360 (33.12%) Jenkins
2 281 (25.85%) Git (software)
3 117 (10.76%) Maven
4 109 (10.03%) JIRA
5 92 (8.46%) TeamCity
6 87 (8.00%) Subversion
7 73 (6.72%) Selenium
8 71 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 66 (6.07%) Octopus Deploy
10 63 (5.80%) Bitbucket
10 63 (5.80%) Sonatype Nexus
11 50 (4.60%) Vagrant
12 34 (3.13%) Cucumber
12 34 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
13 30 (2.76%) Artifactory
13 30 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 29 (2.67%) Gradle
15 27 (2.48%) Visual Studio
16 25 (2.30%) JUnit
17 22 (2.02%) GitLab
General
1 144 (13.25%) Finance
2 60 (5.52%) Banking
3 40 (3.68%) Front Office
4 35 (3.22%) Retail
5 34 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 29 (2.67%) Marketing
7 21 (1.93%) Publishing
8 18 (1.66%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.29%) Electronics
9 14 (1.29%) Law
10 12 (1.10%) Advertising
10 12 (1.10%) Back Office
10 12 (1.10%) Investment Banking
11 11 (1.01%) Retail Banking
12 10 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.37%) Games
14 3 (0.28%) Automotive
15 2 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
16 1 (0.092%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 317 (29.16%) Developer
2 293 (26.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 107 (9.84%) Architect
3 107 (9.84%) AWS Engineer
3 107 (9.84%) Java Developer
4 94 (8.65%) AWS DevOps
5 90 (8.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 63 (5.80%) Senior Developer
7 56 (5.15%) Consultant
8 54 (4.97%) .NET Developer
8 54 (4.97%) C# Developer
9 51 (4.69%) Cloud Engineer
10 41 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
11 39 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 34 (3.13%) Automation Engineer
13 31 (2.85%) Azure Engineer
14 30 (2.76%) Linux Engineer
15 28 (2.58%) Platform Engineer
16 27 (2.48%) Java Engineer
16 27 (2.48%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (14.35%) .NET
2 111 (10.21%) Web Services
3 103 (9.48%) AngularJS
4 102 (9.38%) REST
5 96 (8.83%) RESTful
6 84 (7.73%) Middleware
7 73 (6.72%) HTML
8 71 (6.53%) Spring
9 62 (5.70%) ASP.NET
9 62 (5.70%) JSON
10 61 (5.61%) SOAP
11 60 (5.52%) Elastic Stack
11 60 (5.52%) Node.js
12 56 (5.15%) HTML5
13 53 (4.88%) Spring Boot
14 52 (4.78%) .NET Framework
14 52 (4.78%) CSS
15 51 (4.69%) J2EE
16 47 (4.32%) Entity Framework
17 45 (4.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (3.68%) Cloud Native
5 39 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
6 33 (3.04%) Public Cloud
7 32 (2.94%) User Experience
8 29 (2.67%) Private Cloud
9 28 (2.58%) Data Centre
10 26 (2.39%) Hedge funds
11 23 (2.12%) Virtual Team
12 17 (1.56%) Computer Science
13 14 (1.29%) N-Tier
13 14 (1.29%) Replication
14 12 (1.10%) Fixed Income
14 12 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
14 12 (1.10%) Wiki
15 11 (1.01%) Clustering
15 11 (1.01%) Fintech
16 10 (0.92%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 416 (38.27%) Linux
2 190 (17.48%) Windows
3 150 (13.80%) Unix
4 107 (9.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (3.22%) Windows Server
6 33 (3.04%) CentOS
7 22 (2.02%) Solaris
8 18 (1.66%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.20%) VMS
10 12 (1.10%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.01%) Android
11 11 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.74%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.74%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.55%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.37%) Amazon Linux
14 4 (0.37%) DC/OS
14 4 (0.37%) HPUX
14 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (51.70%) DevOps
2 531 (48.85%) Agile Software Development
3 425 (39.10%) Continuous Integration
4 333 (30.63%) Test Automation
5 265 (24.38%) Scrum
6 229 (21.07%) TDD
7 203 (18.68%) Configuration Management
8 155 (14.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 141 (12.97%) Kanban
10 136 (12.51%) Microservices
11 128 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
12 114 (10.49%) Software Engineering
13 107 (9.84%) Open Source
14 101 (9.29%) SOA
15 92 (8.46%) BDD
16 90 (8.28%) Continuous Deployment
17 64 (5.89%) Mentoring
18 61 (5.61%) ITIL
18 61 (5.61%) Migration
19 57 (5.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 349 (32.11%) Java
2 287 (26.40%) Python
3 182 (16.74%) SQL
4 162 (14.90%) JavaScript
5 151 (13.89%) C#
6 133 (12.24%) Ruby
7 132 (12.14%) Bash Shell
8 118 (10.86%) PowerShell
9 113 (10.40%) Perl
10 49 (4.51%) Scala
10 49 (4.51%) Shell Script
11 42 (3.86%) PHP
12 33 (3.04%) Go
13 30 (2.76%) Groovy
13 30 (2.76%) Java 8
14 23 (2.12%) T-SQL
15 21 (1.93%) C++
16 17 (1.56%) TypeScript
17 13 (1.20%) R
18 10 (0.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (7.08%) Security Cleared
2 62 (5.70%) SC Cleared
3 51 (4.69%) Degree
4 17 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 17 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.01%) CCNA
7 10 (0.92%) CITP
8 8 (0.74%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.64%) MCSA
10 6 (0.55%) CCNP
10 6 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.55%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.46%) CCIE
11 5 (0.46%) CCIE Data Center
11 5 (0.46%) MCSE
11 5 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.37%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (6.62%) QA
2 5 (0.46%) GDPR
2 5 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.18%) MiFID
3 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.092%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.092%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 283 (26.03%) Docker
2 71 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (4.60%) Active Directory
4 39 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (1.38%) vSphere
6 11 (1.01%) VMware NSX
7 10 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (0.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (0.83%) vCloud
8 9 (0.83%) XenApp
9 7 (0.64%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.55%) LXC
10 6 (0.55%) NFS
10 6 (0.55%) oVirt
10 6 (0.55%) RHEV
10 6 (0.55%) Xen
11 5 (0.46%) HDFS
11 5 (0.46%) OpenAM
11 5 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 347 (31.92%) Ansible
2 290 (26.68%) Puppet
3 195 (17.94%) Opscode Chef
4 188 (17.30%) Terraform
5 117 (10.76%) Kubernetes
6 48 (4.42%) ZABBIX
7 47 (4.32%) Kibana
8 46 (4.23%) Nagios
9 40 (3.68%) logstash
10 35 (3.22%) SCCM
11 26 (2.39%) Packer
12 24 (2.21%) Cobbler
13 23 (2.12%) Uchiwa
14 21 (1.93%) Pingdom
14 21 (1.93%) Salt
15 16 (1.47%) Hadoop YARN
16 15 (1.38%) Grafana
17 13 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
18 12 (1.10%) vCenter Server
19 9 (0.83%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 128 (11.78%) Microsoft
2 126 (11.59%) Oracle
3 85 (7.82%) VMware
4 67 (6.16%) Red Hat
5 48 (4.42%) New Relic
6 40 (3.68%) Splunk
7 39 (3.59%) Cisco
7 39 (3.59%) Google
8 34 (3.13%) MuleSoft
9 28 (2.58%) Atlassian
10 24 (2.21%) SAP
11 22 (2.02%) hybris
11 22 (2.02%) PagerDuty
11 22 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (1.93%) Adobe
13 19 (1.75%) IBM
14 18 (1.66%) TIBCO
15 16 (1.47%) Citrix
15 16 (1.47%) SaltStack
16 15 (1.38%) Informatica