Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 105 133
Rank change year-on-year +4 +28 +19
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 99 87 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.01% 1.84% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.18% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 62 32
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £349 £414 £314
90th Percentile £675 £674 £599
England median daily rate £525 £515 £500
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £61.50 £67.89
% change year-on-year -43.09% -9.41% +29.31%

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 4,300 3,999 4,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 87.43% 84.47% 83.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,679 2,523 2,554
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £281 £250 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 132 149
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £24.99 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.97% +29.82% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.97 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £41.70
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% - +11.11%

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 -21 56 £430 -14.05% 6
Birmingham +1 14 £475 -20.83% 18
Solihull - 14 £650 - 6
Coventry -24 5 £530 -3.64% 2
Worcestershire - 4 £431 -
Warwickshire +6 3 £400 -20.00% 2
Staffordshire -1 2 - - 1
Continuous Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 62 (62.63%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (60.61%) Continuous Integration
3 55 (55.56%) Jenkins
4 49 (49.49%) JIRA
5 47 (47.47%) Scrum
6 43 (43.43%) DevOps
7 41 (41.41%) Microservices
8 40 (40.40%) Confluence
9 39 (39.39%) Test Automation
9 39 (39.39%) Java
10 36 (36.36%) Kanban
11 35 (35.35%) Selenium
12 33 (33.33%) Atlassian
12 33 (33.33%) Cucumber
13 31 (31.31%) Amazon AWS
14 30 (30.30%) Puppet
15 26 (26.26%) SOA
16 25 (25.25%) Maven
17 24 (24.24%) Documentum
17 24 (24.24%) BDD
17 24 (24.24%) Domain-Driven Design
17 24 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
17 24 (24.24%) Pega
18 21 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (21.21%) SQL
18 21 (21.21%) .NET
19 20 (20.20%) Mentoring
19 20 (20.20%) Git (software)
19 20 (20.20%) Collaborative Working
20 19 (19.19%) WebDriver

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 40 (40.40%) Confluence
2 24 (24.24%) Documentum
3 7 (7.07%) WebLogic
4 6 (6.06%) Apache
5 3 (3.03%) Apache Spark
5 3 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.03%) JBoss
5 3 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (3.03%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.02%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.08%) SAP FI-CA
1 8 (8.08%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (3.03%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 31 (31.31%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (15.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (14.14%) SaaS
5 12 (12.12%) IaaS
6 11 (11.11%) PaaS
7 6 (6.06%) Amazon S3
7 6 (6.06%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (6.06%) Serverless
8 3 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (3.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (3.03%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (3.03%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (3.03%) AWS CloudTrail
8 3 (3.03%) AWS CodePipeline
8 3 (3.03%) CloudFront
8 3 (3.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) Firewall
1 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.02%) RTP
3 1 (1.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.10%) MongoDB
2 9 (9.09%) MySQL
2 9 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (8.08%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.04%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.03%) Amazon Athena
7 3 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (3.03%) Amazon QuickSight
7 3 (3.03%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (3.03%) Data Lake
7 3 (3.03%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.03%) Parquet
7 3 (3.03%) Presto
7 3 (3.03%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 55 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 49 (49.49%) JIRA
3 35 (35.35%) Selenium
4 33 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 25 (25.25%) Maven
6 20 (20.20%) Git (software)
7 19 (19.19%) WebDriver
8 11 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (8.08%) SoapUI
10 7 (7.07%) Toad
11 2 (2.02%) Bitbucket
11 2 (2.02%) Subversion
11 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
12 1 (1.01%) EasyMock
12 1 (1.01%) Hudson
12 1 (1.01%) Jasmine
12 1 (1.01%) Mockito
12 1 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (5.05%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Retail
3 2 (2.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.01%) Advertising
4 1 (1.01%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (17.17%) Tester
2 16 (16.16%) Automation Tester
3 15 (15.15%) Architect
3 15 (15.15%) Java Automation Tester
3 15 (15.15%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 15 (15.15%) Selenium Tester
4 10 (10.10%) Consultant
4 10 (10.10%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (9.09%) Analyst
5 9 (9.09%) Developer
5 9 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 8 (8.08%) Project Manager
6 8 (8.08%) Senior Automation Tester
6 8 (8.08%) Senior Tester
7 7 (7.07%) Cloud Consultant
7 7 (7.07%) Security Consultant
8 6 (6.06%) AWS Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) DBA
8 6 (6.06%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (5.05%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.21%) .NET
2 15 (15.15%) REST
2 15 (15.15%) XML
3 14 (14.14%) JSON
4 8 (8.08%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (8.08%) Spring
4 8 (8.08%) Web Services
5 6 (6.06%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 5 (5.05%) Node.js
7 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (4.04%) CSS
7 4 (4.04%) J2EE
8 3 (3.03%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (3.03%) Apache Camel
8 3 (3.03%) Apache CXF
8 3 (3.03%) Hibernate
8 3 (3.03%) HTML
8 3 (3.03%) RESTful
8 3 (3.03%) SAML
8 3 (3.03%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (18.18%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.03%) Cloud Native
3 3 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.13%) Linux
1 13 (13.13%) Unix
2 8 (8.08%) Windows
3 6 (6.06%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (2.02%) Android
4 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (62.63%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (60.61%) Continuous Integration
3 47 (47.47%) Scrum
4 43 (43.43%) DevOps
5 41 (41.41%) Microservices
6 39 (39.39%) Test Automation
7 36 (36.36%) Kanban
8 26 (26.26%) SOA
9 24 (24.24%) BDD
9 24 (24.24%) Domain-Driven Design
10 20 (20.20%) Collaborative Working
10 20 (20.20%) Mentoring
11 16 (16.16%) Coaching
11 16 (16.16%) OO
12 15 (15.15%) Functional Programming
12 15 (15.15%) Line Management
13 14 (14.14%) Identity Management
13 14 (14.14%) TDD
14 13 (13.13%) Analytics
14 13 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 39 (39.39%) Java
2 21 (21.21%) SQL
3 15 (15.15%) Java 8
4 9 (9.09%) Python
5 7 (7.07%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.06%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.05%) PHP
8 4 (4.04%) C#
8 4 (4.04%) Scala
9 3 (3.03%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.02%) Ruby
10 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.01%) Groovy
11 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.07%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (7.07%) Degree
3 6 (6.06%) ISEB
3 6 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.06%) OCP
3 6 (6.06%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (5.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.03%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (18.18%) Docker
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (5.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (30.30%) Puppet
2 16 (16.16%) Terraform
3 12 (12.12%) Ansible
4 8 (8.08%) Kubernetes
5 6 (6.06%) Data Guard
5 6 (6.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (3.03%) Mesos
7 3 (3.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (3.03%) rkt
7 3 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.01%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 33 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 24 (24.24%) Pega
3 19 (19.19%) Oracle
4 11 (11.11%) SAP
5 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.07%) webMethods
7 4 (4.04%) Xamarin
8 3 (3.03%) hybris
9 1 (1.01%) Dynatrace
9 1 (1.01%) Splunk