Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Continuous Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Delivery over the 6 months to 12 December 2017 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.

Continuous Delivery
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 129 140
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11 +22
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 65 80 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.32% 1.34% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.62% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 45 21
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% +46.88%
10th Percentile £416 £320 £319
90th Percentile £675 £582 £540
England median daily rate £505 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +1.41% +4.79% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £49.50 £59.31 £65.00
% change year-on-year -16.54% -8.75% -18.75%

Continuous Delivery 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4070 4950 3994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.88% 82.83% 79.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2612 2970 2264
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £241
90th Percentile £550 £550 £540
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 134 179
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £19.43 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.67% -2.85% -
10th Percentile £11.62 £10.91 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.88 £41.67 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

Continuous Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Continuous Delivery as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Delivery in the West Midlands

Continuous Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Delivery in the West Midlands

Continuous Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Delivery in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Delivery in the West Midlands

Continuous Delivery
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Delivery within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 12 December 2017. 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
Birmingham +15 27 £488 -11.36% 1
Coventry +19 23 £525 +31.25%
Shropshire +9 9 £500 -
Staffordshire +13 3 £525 +58.49% 2
Warwickshire +1 1 £375 +15.38%
Continuous Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Delivery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Continuous Delivery.

1 54 (83.08%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (67.69%) DevOps
3 35 (53.85%) Scrum
4 30 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (43.08%) Git (software)
6 27 (41.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 27 (41.54%) Amazon AWS
7 26 (40.00%) Jenkins
7 26 (40.00%) Linux
8 25 (38.46%) Puppet
9 24 (36.92%) Docker
10 20 (30.77%) Windows
11 19 (29.23%) Maven
12 18 (27.69%) Sonatype Nexus
12 18 (27.69%) Virtual Machines
13 16 (24.62%) JIRA
13 16 (24.62%) Python
14 15 (23.08%) .NET
14 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
14 15 (23.08%) Confluence
15 14 (21.54%) Ansible
15 14 (21.54%) Mentoring
15 14 (21.54%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (21.54%) Java
16 12 (18.46%) Perl
16 12 (18.46%) Migration
16 12 (18.46%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (18.46%) Configuration Management
16 12 (18.46%) Kanban
17 11 (16.92%) Subversion

Continuous Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 15 (23.08%) Confluence
2 9 (13.85%) Apache
2 9 (13.85%) Tomcat
3 8 (12.31%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (6.15%) nginx
5 3 (4.62%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.54%) IIS
6 1 (1.54%) Jetty
6 1 (1.54%) Mongrel
6 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (41.54%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (41.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (13.85%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (12.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 8 (12.31%) Amazon ELB
3 8 (12.31%) Amazon S3
3 8 (12.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (7.69%) PaaS
5 4 (6.15%) Heroku
6 3 (4.62%) IaaS
6 3 (4.62%) SaaS
7 2 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.54%) GitHub
8 1 (1.54%) Google App Engine
8 1 (1.54%) Office 365
8 1 (1.54%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (1.54%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.85%) HTTP
2 8 (12.31%) DNS
2 8 (12.31%) OpenLDAP
2 8 (12.31%) OpenVPN
2 8 (12.31%) SSH
3 1 (1.54%) Skype
3 1 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.54%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (13.85%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (13.85%) MongoDB
2 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.08%) MySQL
3 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (43.08%) Git (software)
2 26 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 19 (29.23%) Maven
4 18 (27.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (24.62%) JIRA
6 11 (16.92%) Subversion
7 9 (13.85%) Ant
8 8 (12.31%) Bitbucket
8 8 (12.31%) JUnit
8 8 (12.31%) Liquibase
8 8 (12.31%) SonarQube
9 7 (10.77%) TeamCity
10 5 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (7.69%) WebDriver
11 4 (6.15%) GoCD
11 4 (6.15%) NuGet
11 4 (6.15%) Vagrant
12 3 (4.62%) CircleCI
12 3 (4.62%) Selenium
12 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (4.62%) Finance
1 3 (4.62%) Marketing
2 1 (1.54%) Automotive
2 1 (1.54%) Games
2 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (32.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Architect
2 10 (15.38%) Lead DevOps
3 9 (13.85%) Developer
3 9 (13.85%) Digital Project Manager
3 9 (13.85%) Project Manager
4 8 (12.31%) DevOps Manager
4 8 (12.31%) Head of DevOps
5 5 (7.69%) Technical Architect
6 4 (6.15%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Azure Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Azure Developer
7 3 (4.62%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Digital Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Java Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.08%) .NET
2 10 (15.38%) Middleware
2 10 (15.38%) REST
3 9 (13.85%) CSS
4 8 (12.31%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (12.31%) HTML
4 8 (12.31%) MCollective
4 8 (12.31%) Web Services
5 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET
5 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (9.23%) JSON
5 6 (9.23%) Play Framework
6 4 (6.15%) HTML5
6 4 (6.15%) Node.js
7 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (4.62%) Sass
8 2 (3.08%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.08%) Dapper ORM
8 2 (3.08%) Entity Framework
8 2 (3.08%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Linux Command Line
1 8 (12.31%) User Experience
2 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.54%) DataPower
4 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (40.00%) Linux
2 20 (30.77%) Windows
3 9 (13.85%) CentOS
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.54%) Debian
5 1 (1.54%) Fedora
5 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (83.08%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (67.69%) DevOps
3 35 (53.85%) Scrum
4 30 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (21.54%) Mentoring
6 12 (18.46%) Configuration Management
6 12 (18.46%) Kanban
6 12 (18.46%) Migration
6 12 (18.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (15.38%) Coaching
7 10 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 10 (15.38%) Service Management
8 9 (13.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 9 (13.85%) Open Source
8 9 (13.85%) Test Automation
9 8 (12.31%) Load Balancing
9 8 (12.31%) MVC
10 7 (10.77%) Waterfall
11 6 (9.23%) BDD
11 6 (9.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) Python
2 14 (21.54%) Java
3 12 (18.46%) Perl
4 10 (15.38%) Bash Shell
5 9 (13.85%) Groovy
5 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
6 8 (12.31%) C#
6 8 (12.31%) Ruby
7 7 (10.77%) Scala
8 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
9 4 (6.15%) SQL
10 3 (4.62%) PHP
11 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.54%) ES6
12 1 (1.54%) Go
12 1 (1.54%) Korn
12 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.54%) VB
12 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
1 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.62%) CHECK Team Member
3 2 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.54%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.54%) MCSA
4 1 (1.54%) MCSE
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) GCP
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.54%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (36.92%) Docker
2 18 (27.69%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (12.31%) Postfix
3 8 (12.31%) Squid
3 8 (12.31%) vCloud
4 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.54%) KVM
4 1 (1.54%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (38.46%) Puppet
2 14 (21.54%) Ansible
3 10 (15.38%) Kubernetes
3 10 (15.38%) ZABBIX
4 9 (13.85%) logstash
4 9 (13.85%) Terraform
5 8 (12.31%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (12.31%) Kibana
5 8 (12.31%) Rancher
5 8 (12.31%) Rsyslog
5 8 (12.31%) Sysdig
6 5 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.54%) Salt
7 1 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.92%) Oracle
3 10 (15.38%) VMware
4 8 (12.31%) Sonatype
5 4 (6.15%) Atlassian
6 3 (4.62%) Google
7 1 (1.54%) Adobe
7 1 (1.54%) Perforce
7 1 (1.54%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.54%) Red Hat