Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 817 834 862
Rank change year-on-year +17 +28 +13
Contract jobs citing GoCD 64 33 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.035% 0.050%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 0.19% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 28 23
UK median daily rate £550 £430 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.91% -9.47% -17.39%
10th Percentile £368 £348 £403
90th Percentile £663 £606 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £425 £470
% change year-on-year -1.47% -9.57% -
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 20,920 17,183 17,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.44% 17.97% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,337 11,807 11,597
UK median daily rate £470 £447 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +5.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £309 £300
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 300 279
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £42.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.80% -1.28% +12.77%
10th Percentile £26.50 £28.75 £26.23
90th Percentile £52.50 £57.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year - +0.59% +12.31%

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 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GoCD in the UK

GoCD
Top 13 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 15 August 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 -3 53 £550 +27.91% 14
London +2 43 £550 +2.33% 7
UK excluding London -13 21 £419 -1.47% 7
Scotland -29 11 £368 -
North of England -20 4 £456 +17.74% 2
North West -11 3 £538 +13.16% 1
Midlands -19 3 £400 -5.88% 2
South East -26 2 £551 +47.00% 1
East Midlands - 2 £400 -
Yorkshire -14 1 £438 +45.83% 1
West Midlands -26 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 £575 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 47 (73.44%) Amazon AWS
1 47 (73.44%) Jenkins
2 46 (71.88%) DevOps
3 45 (70.31%) Linux
4 43 (67.19%) Terraform
5 41 (64.06%) Ansible
6 40 (62.50%) Git (software)
7 33 (51.56%) Docker
8 27 (42.19%) Python
9 24 (37.50%) Configuration Management
9 24 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (37.50%) Elastic Stack
10 23 (35.94%) Kubernetes
10 23 (35.94%) Puppet
11 22 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (31.25%) Ruby
12 20 (31.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 19 (29.69%) Opscode Chef
14 18 (28.13%) Go
15 15 (23.44%) Continuous Delivery
16 14 (21.88%) MySQL
17 13 (20.31%) Packer
17 13 (20.31%) Linux Command Line
17 13 (20.31%) GitLab
18 12 (18.75%) Open Source
18 12 (18.75%) Java
18 12 (18.75%) Subversion
18 12 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 11 (17.19%) TeamCity
19 11 (17.19%) Google

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 (9.38%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.69%) Confluence
3 2 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.13%) ExpressionEngine
3 2 (3.13%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.13%) WordPress
4 1 (1.56%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 47 (73.44%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (31.25%) AWS CloudFormation
3 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (10.94%) SaaS
5 4 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (6.25%) PaaS
5 4 (6.25%) Serverless
6 3 (4.69%) GitHub
7 2 (3.13%) Azure Functions
7 2 (3.13%) Loggly
7 2 (3.13%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.56%) Datadog
8 1 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) Firewall
2 2 (3.13%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.13%) SSL
2 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) MySQL
2 10 (15.63%) MongoDB
2 10 (15.63%) NoSQL
3 9 (14.06%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.13%) DB2
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (73.44%) Jenkins
2 40 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 13 (20.31%) GitLab
4 12 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (18.75%) Subversion
5 11 (17.19%) TeamCity
6 9 (14.06%) Travis CI
7 7 (10.94%) Artifactory
7 7 (10.94%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (9.38%) Maven
8 6 (9.38%) Vagrant
9 3 (4.69%) JUnit
10 2 (3.13%) Ant
10 2 (3.13%) CircleCI
10 2 (3.13%) git-flow
10 2 (3.13%) Gradle
10 2 (3.13%) JIRA
10 2 (3.13%) Mockito
10 2 (3.13%) PVCS
10 2 (3.13%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (15.63%) Retail
2 8 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Back Office
3 2 (3.13%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (48.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (14.06%) Cloud Engineer
3 8 (12.50%) Developer
4 7 (10.94%) Platform Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Senior DevOps
6 5 (7.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Head of DevOps
7 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.69%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (4.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Platform Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Administrator
9 2 (3.13%) Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Software Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (37.50%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (12.50%) Kafka
3 5 (7.81%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (7.81%) Spring
4 4 (6.25%) RESTful
4 4 (6.25%) Web Services
5 3 (4.69%) CSS
5 3 (4.69%) CSS3
5 3 (4.69%) Hibernate
5 3 (4.69%) HTML
5 3 (4.69%) HTML5
5 3 (4.69%) JMS
5 3 (4.69%) Node.js
5 3 (4.69%) XML
6 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.13%) JPA
6 2 (3.13%) Laravel
6 2 (3.13%) React
6 2 (3.13%) Spring Boot
6 2 (3.13%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.56%) Online Games
2 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (70.31%) Linux
2 10 (15.63%) Unix
3 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Windows
5 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (71.88%) DevOps
2 24 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 24 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (23.44%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (18.75%) Open Source
6 11 (17.19%) Migration
7 10 (15.63%) Software Engineering
7 10 (15.63%) TDD
8 8 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
9 6 (9.38%) Deployment Automation
9 6 (9.38%) Microservices
10 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
10 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (7.81%) Load Balancing
10 5 (7.81%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (7.81%) Time Management
11 4 (6.25%) BDD
11 4 (6.25%) Scrum
11 4 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.19%) Python
2 20 (31.25%) Ruby
3 18 (28.13%) Go
4 12 (18.75%) Java
5 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.81%) Java 8
6 5 (7.81%) SQL
7 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.13%) Perl
9 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.56%) Clojure
9 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 33 (51.56%) Docker
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (67.19%) Terraform
2 41 (64.06%) Ansible
3 23 (35.94%) Kubernetes
3 23 (35.94%) Puppet
4 19 (29.69%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (20.31%) Packer
6 9 (14.06%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (12.50%) Rancher
8 7 (10.94%) Graphite
9 6 (9.38%) Consul
9 6 (9.38%) Icinga
10 5 (7.81%) HAProxy
11 4 (6.25%) CloudForms
11 4 (6.25%) Mesos
12 3 (4.69%) Kibana
12 3 (4.69%) Nagios
13 2 (3.13%) collectd
13 2 (3.13%) Ganglia
13 2 (3.13%) Prometheus
13 2 (3.13%) StatsD
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Google
2 10 (15.63%) Splunk
3 8 (12.50%) Oracle
3 8 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.13%) PagerDuty
4 2 (3.13%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.56%) Apigee
5 1 (1.56%) Apple
5 1 (1.56%) SaltStack