Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 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.

Continuous Delivery
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 149 141
Rank change year-on-year +42 -8 +19
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 86 23 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.76% 0.53% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 0.64% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 13 35
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -2.56% +41.30%
10th Percentile £400 £331 £313
90th Percentile £665 £675 £525
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £66.50 £63.35 £47.50
% change year-on-year +4.98% +33.36% +5.56%

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 4,063 3,573 4,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.22% 82.29% 83.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,478 2,220 2,680
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £240
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 145 105
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £17.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +19.78% -21.96%
10th Percentile £10.90 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.25 £47.25 £38.90
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 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
Shropshire +12 38 £525 -19.23% 3
Birmingham -2 21 £538 +10.26% 14
Coventry -1 15 £538 +40.98% 11
Wolverhampton - 3 £475 -
Worcestershire - 3 £550 -
Solihull -6 2 £375 +87.50% 2
Warwickshire - 1 £500 - 1
Continuous Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Delivery 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Continuous Delivery.

1 66 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (63.95%) Continuous Integration
3 51 (59.30%) DevOps
4 41 (47.67%) Scrum
5 33 (38.37%) Kanban
6 28 (32.56%) Jenkins
7 27 (31.40%) JIRA
8 26 (30.23%) Mentoring
9 25 (29.07%) Deployment Automation
10 23 (26.74%) Puppet
11 22 (25.58%) Confluence
12 21 (24.42%) Test Automation
12 21 (24.42%) Java
13 20 (23.26%) TDD
13 20 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
14 19 (22.09%) Coaching
15 18 (20.93%) Line Management
15 18 (20.93%) SDLC
15 18 (20.93%) Self-Motivation
16 17 (19.77%) Pega
17 16 (18.60%) Maven
18 15 (17.44%) Release Management
18 15 (17.44%) OpenStack
19 14 (16.28%) Python
19 14 (16.28%) SOA
20 13 (15.12%) Linux
20 13 (15.12%) Ansible
20 13 (15.12%) Performance Management
20 13 (15.12%) Microsoft Azure
20 13 (15.12%) Open Source

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 22 (25.58%) Confluence
2 15 (17.44%) OpenStack
3 11 (12.79%) Documentum
4 5 (5.81%) JBoss
5 4 (4.65%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.65%) WildFly
6 3 (3.49%) nginx
7 1 (1.16%) Apache
7 1 (1.16%) Captiva
7 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.16%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (15.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.49%) IaaS
3 3 (3.49%) PaaS
3 3 (3.49%) Route 53
3 3 (3.49%) SaaS
4 2 (2.33%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.33%) Slack
4 2 (2.33%) Trello
5 1 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.16%) Bluemix
5 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.16%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) DSL
1 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.16%) Firewall
2 1 (1.16%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.81%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.33%) MySQL
3 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.33%) Semantic Layer
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 28 (32.56%) Jenkins
2 27 (31.40%) JIRA
3 16 (18.60%) Maven
4 11 (12.79%) Git (software)
5 8 (9.30%) Selenium
6 5 (5.81%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.65%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (3.49%) Subversion
9 2 (2.33%) Artifactory
9 2 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.33%) MSBuild
9 2 (2.33%) MSI
9 2 (2.33%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.33%) Vagrant
9 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.16%) Gradle
10 1 (1.16%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.16%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (5.81%) Games
2 3 (3.49%) Retail
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (29.07%) Developer
2 14 (16.28%) Architect
2 14 (16.28%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (15.12%) Java Developer
3 13 (15.12%) Senior Developer
4 11 (12.79%) Lead DevOps
5 10 (11.63%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (9.30%) AWS DevOps
7 7 (8.14%) Platform Manager
8 6 (6.98%) Agile Developer
8 6 (6.98%) Environment And Release Manager
8 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
8 6 (6.98%) Operations Manager
8 6 (6.98%) Release Manager
8 6 (6.98%) Senior Agile Developer
8 6 (6.98%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (6.98%) Technical Architect
9 5 (5.81%) Agile Java Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) HTML
2 8 (9.30%) Web Services
3 6 (6.98%) .NET
3 6 (6.98%) JSON
3 6 (6.98%) RESTful
4 5 (5.81%) Node.js
4 5 (5.81%) REST
5 4 (4.65%) Hibernate
5 4 (4.65%) HTML5
5 4 (4.65%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (3.49%) GWT
6 3 (3.49%) JAXB
6 3 (3.49%) JMS
6 3 (3.49%) jQuery
6 3 (3.49%) JSP
6 3 (3.49%) JSTL
6 3 (3.49%) Middleware
6 3 (3.49%) POJO
6 3 (3.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.93%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (9.30%) User Experience
3 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.65%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.33%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.16%) CMDB
7 1 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.12%) Linux
2 7 (8.14%) Windows
3 4 (4.65%) Mac OS X
3 4 (4.65%) Unix
4 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (63.95%) Continuous Integration
3 51 (59.30%) DevOps
4 41 (47.67%) Scrum
5 33 (38.37%) Kanban
6 26 (30.23%) Mentoring
7 25 (29.07%) Deployment Automation
8 21 (24.42%) Test Automation
9 20 (23.26%) TDD
10 19 (22.09%) Coaching
11 18 (20.93%) Line Management
11 18 (20.93%) SDLC
12 15 (17.44%) Release Management
13 14 (16.28%) SOA
14 13 (15.12%) Open Source
14 13 (15.12%) Performance Management
15 12 (13.95%) BDD
15 12 (13.95%) Domain-Driven Design
16 11 (12.79%) Microservices
16 11 (12.79%) OO
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.42%) Java
2 14 (16.28%) Python
3 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
4 10 (11.63%) SQL
5 8 (9.30%) Bash Shell
6 6 (6.98%) Ruby
7 4 (4.65%) C#
7 4 (4.65%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.49%) Perl
9 2 (2.33%) Groovy
9 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.33%) Scala
10 1 (1.16%) C
10 1 (1.16%) Java 8
10 1 (1.16%) PHP
10 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.16%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.95%) Docker
2 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (26.74%) Puppet
2 13 (15.12%) Ansible
3 8 (9.30%) Terraform
4 7 (8.14%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (6.98%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.33%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.16%) Automic
7 1 (1.16%) Consul
7 1 (1.16%) Packer
7 1 (1.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (19.77%) Pega
2 7 (8.14%) Oracle
3 5 (5.81%) Atlassian
3 5 (5.81%) Jaspersoft
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.49%) Unisys
4 3 (3.49%) VMware
4 3 (3.49%) WSO2
4 3 (3.49%) Xamarin
5 2 (2.33%) Google
5 2 (2.33%) Progress
6 1 (1.16%) Capita
6 1 (1.16%) Delphix
6 1 (1.16%) EMC
6 1 (1.16%) OpenText
6 1 (1.16%) Red Hat