Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for GoCD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GoCD over the 6 months to 16 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.

GoCD Continuous Delivery Server
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 825 841 814
Rank change year-on-year +16 -27 +58
Contract jobs citing GoCD 75 35 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.035% 0.081%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.35% 0.19% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 22 37
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -9.09% -3.41%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £335
90th Percentile £663 £587 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £443
% change year-on-year - -9.60% -11.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GoCD is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 21,522 18,157 17,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.87% 18.30% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,728 12,558 11,721
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £624 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 295 252
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%
10th Percentile £26.30 £30.45 £24.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.41 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.46%

GoCD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GoCD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GoCD in the UK

GoCD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GoCD.

Contractor daily rate trend for GoCD in the UK

GoCD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GoCD over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GoCD in the UK

GoCD
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GoCD within the UK over the 6 months to 16 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 +28 63 £550 +22.22% 29
London +23 50 £565 +7.62% 17
UK excluding London -25 25 £400 - 15
Scotland -7 12 £388 - 3
South East 0 5 £438 -43.55% 3
Midlands -17 4 £400 +23.08% 1
East Midlands - 3 £400 - 1
North of England -26 2 £438 +9.38% 3
Northern Ireland +36 1 £575 -
East of England +3 1 £575 -
North West -3 1 £475 -9.52% 1
South West -20 1 £475 +8.57% 5
Yorkshire -25 1 £438 +12.90% 2
West Midlands -29 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing GoCD 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 GoCD.

1 57 (76.00%) Amazon AWS
1 57 (76.00%) Jenkins
2 52 (69.33%) DevOps
3 49 (65.33%) Ansible
4 46 (61.33%) Linux
5 43 (57.33%) Terraform
6 42 (56.00%) Docker
6 42 (56.00%) Python
7 37 (49.33%) Git (software)
8 33 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (41.33%) Puppet
10 27 (36.00%) Configuration Management
11 26 (34.67%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (34.67%) Kubernetes
11 26 (34.67%) Elastic Stack
12 24 (32.00%) Go
12 24 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
13 20 (26.67%) Ruby
13 20 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
14 18 (24.00%) GitLab
15 17 (22.67%) Continuous Delivery
16 15 (20.00%) Java
16 15 (20.00%) MySQL
17 14 (18.67%) PostgreSQL
17 14 (18.67%) Open Source
18 13 (17.33%) Google
18 13 (17.33%) Packer
19 12 (16.00%) Retail
19 12 (16.00%) TeamCity
20 11 (14.67%) NoSQL

GoCD
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 6 (8.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.67%) Confluence
3 2 (2.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 57 (76.00%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (14.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (9.33%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (9.33%) Serverless
5 6 (8.00%) SaaS
6 4 (5.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (4.00%) Azure Functions
7 3 (4.00%) PaaS
8 2 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.67%) GitHub
8 2 (2.67%) Loggly
9 1 (1.33%) Datadog
9 1 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) Firewall
2 4 (5.33%) SSL
3 2 (2.67%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.67%) SSH
3 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.67%) VLAN
4 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.00%) MySQL
2 14 (18.67%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (14.67%) NoSQL
4 8 (10.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (9.33%) MongoDB
6 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
7 3 (4.00%) DB2
8 2 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.33%) Redis
9 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 57 (76.00%) Jenkins
2 37 (49.33%) Git (software)
3 18 (24.00%) GitLab
4 12 (16.00%) TeamCity
5 11 (14.67%) Subversion
5 11 (14.67%) Travis CI
6 8 (10.67%) Artifactory
6 8 (10.67%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (9.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (9.33%) JUnit
8 6 (8.00%) Maven
8 6 (8.00%) Vagrant
9 5 (6.67%) JIRA
10 4 (5.33%) Mockito
11 3 (4.00%) Gatling
11 3 (4.00%) JMeter
12 2 (2.67%) Ant
12 2 (2.67%) CircleCI
12 2 (2.67%) LoadUI
12 2 (2.67%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (16.00%) Retail
2 7 (9.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.67%) Games
3 2 (2.67%) Publishing
4 1 (1.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (49.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (16.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 11 (14.67%) Developer
4 8 (10.67%) AWS Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Software Manager
7 4 (5.33%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (5.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (5.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Engineering Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Software Engineering Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Java Software Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Lead Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.67%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (10.67%) Kafka
2 8 (10.67%) Spring
3 6 (8.00%) Node.js
3 6 (8.00%) RESTful
3 6 (8.00%) Spring Boot
4 5 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (6.67%) React
4 5 (6.67%) REST
4 5 (6.67%) Web Services
5 2 (2.67%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.67%) JavaFX
5 2 (2.67%) JMS
5 2 (2.67%) JPA
5 2 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (2.67%) SOAP
5 2 (2.67%) XML
5 2 (2.67%) XSLT
6 1 (1.33%) .NET
6 1 (1.33%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.67%) Clustering
4 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.33%) Online Games
4 1 (1.33%) Smart Home
4 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (61.33%) Linux
2 11 (14.67%) Unix
3 5 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.67%) Windows
5 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (69.33%) DevOps
2 33 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (36.00%) Configuration Management
4 26 (34.67%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (22.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 14 (18.67%) Open Source
7 11 (14.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 11 (14.67%) Microservices
7 11 (14.67%) Migration
8 10 (13.33%) TDD
9 9 (12.00%) Software Engineering
9 9 (12.00%) Test Automation
10 7 (9.33%) Time Management
11 6 (8.00%) Scrum
12 5 (6.67%) Load Balancing
12 5 (6.67%) Unit Testing
12 5 (6.67%) Web Application Development
13 4 (5.33%) Acceptance Criteria
13 4 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (5.33%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (56.00%) Python
2 24 (32.00%) Go
3 20 (26.67%) Ruby
4 15 (20.00%) Java
5 10 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.00%) SQL
7 5 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 5 (6.67%) Java 8
8 2 (2.67%) Perl
9 1 (1.33%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.33%) Clojure
9 1 (1.33%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 42 (56.00%) Docker
2 2 (2.67%) NFS
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.67%) Xen
3 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (65.33%) Ansible
2 43 (57.33%) Terraform
3 31 (41.33%) Puppet
4 26 (34.67%) Kubernetes
5 24 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (17.33%) Packer
7 10 (13.33%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (9.33%) Graphite
8 7 (9.33%) Icinga
9 5 (6.67%) Consul
9 5 (6.67%) HAProxy
9 5 (6.67%) Rancher
10 4 (5.33%) Nagios
11 3 (4.00%) Kibana
11 3 (4.00%) Mesos
11 3 (4.00%) Prometheus
12 2 (2.67%) Ganglia
12 2 (2.67%) Riemann
13 1 (1.33%) Fluentd
13 1 (1.33%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 13 (17.33%) Google
2 9 (12.00%) Splunk
3 8 (10.67%) VMware
4 7 (9.33%) Oracle
5 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.67%) Apigee
7 1 (1.33%) Apple
7 1 (1.33%) PagerDuty
7 1 (1.33%) SaltStack