Period
to 14 December 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 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.

GoCD Continuous Delivery Server
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 808 836 804
Rank change year-on-year +28 -32 +94
Contract jobs citing GoCD 95 52 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.050% 0.082%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.42% 0.27% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 34 44
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
10th Percentile £388 £379 £349
90th Percentile £650 £634 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% -15.00%
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 22,458 19,229 16,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.41% 18.62% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,445 13,436 11,365
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 £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 267 251
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £30.73 £29.00 £22.18
90th Percentile £53.75 £62.85 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.72% +6.10% +2.50%

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 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GoCD in the UK

GoCD
Top 12 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 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 +35 79 £555 +5.71% 17
London +53 66 £560 +1.82% 8
UK excluding London -24 29 £400 - 12
Scotland -1 16 £388 - 3
South East -2 7 £438 -40.17% 2
East Midlands +9 2 £400 -
North of England -14 2 £438 +9.38% 4
Yorkshire -17 2 £438 +9.38% 1
Midlands -24 2 £400 -
Northern Ireland +31 1 £575 -
East of England -6 1 £575 -
South West - 1 £475 - 3

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 79 (83.16%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (81.05%) Jenkins
3 76 (80.00%) Ansible
4 64 (67.37%) DevOps
5 58 (61.05%) Python
6 57 (60.00%) Docker
7 50 (52.63%) Terraform
8 48 (50.53%) Kubernetes
9 46 (48.42%) Linux
10 45 (47.37%) Git (software)
11 44 (46.32%) Puppet
12 38 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 36 (37.89%) Ruby
14 35 (36.84%) Go
15 34 (35.79%) Opscode Chef
16 31 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (26.32%) Elastic Stack
18 24 (25.26%) Continuous Integration
19 23 (24.21%) Configuration Management
20 21 (22.11%) Test Automation
21 20 (21.05%) Java
22 19 (20.00%) Firewall
22 19 (20.00%) Open Source
23 18 (18.95%) Packer
24 17 (17.89%) Continuous Delivery
24 17 (17.89%) Bash Shell
25 16 (16.84%) Google
26 15 (15.79%) GitLab
27 14 (14.74%) Microservices
27 14 (14.74%) Docker Swarm

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 (6.32%) OpenStack
2 5 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.05%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.05%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 79 (83.16%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (13.68%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (9.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (8.42%) SaaS
6 6 (6.32%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (6.32%) Serverless
7 4 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (3.16%) Apigee
8 3 (3.16%) Azure Functions
8 3 (3.16%) GitHub
8 3 (3.16%) PaaS
9 2 (2.11%) Datadog
10 1 (1.05%) IaaS
10 1 (1.05%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (4.21%) SSL
3 3 (3.16%) SSH
3 3 (3.16%) VLAN
4 2 (2.11%) Internet
4 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.05%) DNS
5 1 (1.05%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.05%) ICMP
5 1 (1.05%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) MySQL
1 14 (14.74%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 10 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 7 (7.37%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.16%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (3.16%) DB2
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.05%) Redis
5 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 77 (81.05%) Jenkins
2 45 (47.37%) Git (software)
3 15 (15.79%) GitLab
4 12 (12.63%) TeamCity
5 11 (11.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (11.58%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (9.47%) JIRA
6 9 (9.47%) Subversion
7 8 (8.42%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (7.37%) Artifactory
8 7 (7.37%) JUnit
9 6 (6.32%) Selenium
10 5 (5.26%) Gatling
10 5 (5.26%) JMeter
10 5 (5.26%) Maven
11 4 (4.21%) LoadUI
11 4 (4.21%) Mockito
11 4 (4.21%) Travis CI
11 4 (4.21%) Vagrant
12 3 (3.16%) Robot Framework
General
1 13 (13.68%) Retail
2 5 (5.26%) Finance
3 3 (3.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (45.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (12.63%) Cloud Engineer
2 12 (12.63%) Operations Engineer
3 8 (8.42%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (8.42%) Developer
4 7 (7.37%) AWS DevOps
4 7 (7.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Java Developer
4 7 (7.37%) Security Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Senior DevOps
4 7 (7.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Test Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) Platform Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Performance Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Performance Test Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Senior Performance Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Software Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (26.32%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (11.58%) RESTful
3 9 (9.47%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (9.47%) Web Services
4 7 (7.37%) Node.js
4 7 (7.37%) React
4 7 (7.37%) Spring
4 7 (7.37%) Spring Boot
5 5 (5.26%) Kafka
5 5 (5.26%) REST
6 2 (2.11%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.11%) JavaFX
6 2 (2.11%) JMS
6 2 (2.11%) JPA
6 2 (2.11%) SOAP
6 2 (2.11%) XML
6 2 (2.11%) XSLT
7 1 (1.05%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Public Cloud
2 11 (11.58%) Management Information System
3 10 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.16%) Clustering
5 2 (2.11%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.11%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.11%) Smart Home
6 1 (1.05%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.05%) Online Games
6 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (48.42%) Linux
2 10 (10.53%) Unix
3 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.16%) Android
4 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (67.37%) DevOps
2 31 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (25.26%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (24.21%) Configuration Management
5 21 (22.11%) Test Automation
6 19 (20.00%) Open Source
7 17 (17.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 14 (14.74%) Microservices
9 12 (12.63%) Migration
10 11 (11.58%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (11.58%) Data Protection
10 11 (11.58%) Information Security
10 11 (11.58%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (11.58%) Secure Coding
10 11 (11.58%) Security Monitoring
10 11 (11.58%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (10.53%) Load Balancing
11 10 (10.53%) Security Testing
11 10 (10.53%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 58 (61.05%) Python
2 36 (37.89%) Ruby
3 35 (36.84%) Go
4 20 (21.05%) Java
5 17 (17.89%) Bash Shell
6 12 (12.63%) JavaScript
7 11 (11.58%) Perl
8 5 (5.26%) Java 8
8 5 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 10 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 57 (60.00%) Docker
2 6 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.32%) Xen
3 3 (3.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 76 (80.00%) Ansible
2 50 (52.63%) Terraform
3 48 (50.53%) Kubernetes
4 44 (46.32%) Puppet
5 34 (35.79%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (18.95%) Packer
7 14 (14.74%) Docker Swarm
8 12 (12.63%) Icinga
8 12 (12.63%) Rundeck
9 10 (10.53%) Graphite
10 9 (9.47%) Consul
10 9 (9.47%) HAProxy
11 5 (5.26%) Prometheus
12 4 (4.21%) Mesos
12 4 (4.21%) Nagios
12 4 (4.21%) Rancher
13 2 (2.11%) collectd
13 2 (2.11%) Fluentd
13 2 (2.11%) Kibana
13 2 (2.11%) StatsD
Vendors
1 16 (16.84%) Google
2 11 (11.58%) Atlassian
2 11 (11.58%) SaltStack
3 10 (10.53%) VMware
4 9 (9.47%) Splunk
5 4 (4.21%) Oracle
6 3 (3.16%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.11%) PagerDuty
8 1 (1.05%) ArcSight