Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 130 150
Rank change year-on-year +27 +20 +6
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 83 66 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.74% 1.25% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.52% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 37 21
West Midlands median daily rate £538 £450 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% -9.09% +53.49%
10th Percentile £419 £324 £319
90th Percentile £670 £593 £540
England median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £61.25 £67.89 £58.75
% change year-on-year -9.78% +15.56% -

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 3,981 4,355 4,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.34% 82.73% 81.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,508 2,688 2,356
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £252 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 142 130
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +8.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.26% +16.74%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +20 29 £500 +11.11% 1
Birmingham +12 27 £600 +11.63% 7
Coventry +15 20 £550 +35.38% 3
Staffordshire +3 3 £525 +58.49% 2
Warwickshire - 1 £375 - 1
Continuous Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 70 (84.34%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (63.86%) Continuous Integration
3 52 (62.65%) DevOps
4 43 (51.81%) Scrum
5 31 (37.35%) Jenkins
5 31 (37.35%) Puppet
6 28 (33.73%) Git (software)
6 28 (33.73%) Mentoring
7 26 (31.33%) Kanban
7 26 (31.33%) Linux
8 25 (30.12%) Maven
9 24 (28.92%) JIRA
9 24 (28.92%) Java
9 24 (28.92%) Microsoft Azure
10 22 (26.51%) Amazon AWS
10 22 (26.51%) Confluence
11 20 (24.10%) Docker
11 20 (24.10%) Python
12 18 (21.69%) Windows
13 17 (20.48%) Coaching
14 16 (19.28%) Sonatype Nexus
14 16 (19.28%) Virtual Machines
14 16 (19.28%) JavaScript
15 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
16 14 (16.87%) Web Services
16 14 (16.87%) Migration
17 13 (15.66%) Line Management
17 13 (15.66%) Perl
17 13 (15.66%) Oracle
17 13 (15.66%) 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 (26.51%) Confluence
2 10 (12.05%) OpenStack
3 9 (10.84%) Tomcat
4 8 (9.64%) Documentum
5 6 (7.23%) Apache
5 6 (7.23%) nginx
6 5 (6.02%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (3.61%) JBoss
7 3 (3.61%) WildFly
8 1 (1.20%) Captiva
8 1 (1.20%) IIS
8 1 (1.20%) Jetty
8 1 (1.20%) Mongrel
8 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 24 (28.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (26.51%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (6.02%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (6.02%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (6.02%) Amazon S3
3 5 (6.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (4.82%) Heroku
5 3 (3.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.41%) PaaS
7 1 (1.20%) Bluemix
7 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.20%) Google App Engine
7 1 (1.20%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.20%) Office 365
7 1 (1.20%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) HTTP
2 5 (6.02%) DNS
2 5 (6.02%) OpenLDAP
2 5 (6.02%) OpenVPN
2 5 (6.02%) SSH
3 1 (1.20%) Skype
3 1 (1.20%) SMS
3 1 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (8.43%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.02%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.41%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.20%) MySQL
5 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (37.35%) Jenkins
2 28 (33.73%) Git (software)
3 25 (30.12%) Maven
4 24 (28.92%) JIRA
5 16 (19.28%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (14.46%) Subversion
7 6 (7.23%) Ant
7 6 (7.23%) Selenium
8 5 (6.02%) Bitbucket
8 5 (6.02%) JUnit
8 5 (6.02%) Liquibase
8 5 (6.02%) SonarQube
8 5 (6.02%) WebDriver
9 4 (4.82%) TeamCity
10 3 (3.61%) Cucumber
10 3 (3.61%) GoCD
11 2 (2.41%) CircleCI
11 2 (2.41%) Jasmine
11 2 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (2.41%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (4.82%) Games
2 3 (3.61%) Marketing
3 2 (2.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (22.89%) Developer
2 16 (19.28%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (18.07%) Architect
4 14 (16.87%) Lead DevOps
5 12 (14.46%) Senior Developer
6 10 (12.05%) DevOps Manager
7 9 (10.84%) Java Developer
7 9 (10.84%) Technical Architect
8 8 (9.64%) Head of DevOps
8 8 (9.64%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (8.43%) Platform Manager
10 6 (7.23%) Environment And Release Manager
10 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
10 6 (7.23%) Operations Manager
10 6 (7.23%) Release Manager
11 5 (6.02%) Azure Architect
11 5 (6.02%) Digital Architect
11 5 (6.02%) Tester
12 4 (4.82%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.87%) Web Services
2 11 (13.25%) .NET
2 11 (13.25%) Middleware
3 10 (12.05%) HTML
3 10 (12.05%) REST
4 8 (9.64%) JSON
5 6 (7.23%) CSS
6 5 (6.02%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (6.02%) MCollective
6 5 (6.02%) Play Framework
6 5 (6.02%) RESTful
7 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
7 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (4.82%) HTML5
7 4 (4.82%) Node.js
8 3 (3.61%) Hibernate
8 3 (3.61%) JAXB
8 3 (3.61%) JMS
8 3 (3.61%) JSP
8 3 (3.61%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) User Experience
2 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.02%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.61%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (31.33%) Linux
2 18 (21.69%) Windows
3 6 (7.23%) CentOS
4 4 (4.82%) Mac OS X
4 4 (4.82%) Unix
5 1 (1.20%) Debian
5 1 (1.20%) Fedora
5 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (84.34%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (63.86%) Continuous Integration
3 52 (62.65%) DevOps
4 43 (51.81%) Scrum
5 28 (33.73%) Mentoring
6 26 (31.33%) Kanban
7 17 (20.48%) Coaching
8 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
9 14 (16.87%) Migration
10 13 (15.66%) Line Management
10 13 (15.66%) Open Source
11 12 (14.46%) BDD
12 11 (13.25%) TDD
13 10 (12.05%) Performance Management
13 10 (12.05%) Release Management
13 10 (12.05%) SOA
13 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (9.64%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (9.64%) Domain-Driven Design
14 8 (9.64%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.92%) Java
2 20 (24.10%) Python
3 16 (19.28%) JavaScript
4 13 (15.66%) Perl
5 9 (10.84%) Ruby
5 9 (10.84%) SQL
6 8 (9.64%) Bash Shell
7 6 (7.23%) C#
7 6 (7.23%) Groovy
7 6 (7.23%) Scala
8 3 (3.61%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.41%) PHP
9 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.20%) C
10 1 (1.20%) ES6
10 1 (1.20%) Go
10 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.20%) VB
10 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.41%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (1.20%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) GCP
2 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 20 (24.10%) Docker
2 16 (19.28%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (6.02%) Postfix
3 5 (6.02%) Squid
3 5 (6.02%) vCloud
4 1 (1.20%) KVM
4 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (37.35%) Puppet
2 8 (9.64%) Ansible
2 8 (9.64%) ZABBIX
3 7 (8.43%) Kubernetes
4 6 (7.23%) logstash
4 6 (7.23%) Terraform
5 5 (6.02%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (6.02%) Kibana
5 5 (6.02%) Rancher
5 5 (6.02%) Rsyslog
5 5 (6.02%) Sysdig
6 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) Oracle
2 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.05%) Pega
3 7 (8.43%) VMware
4 5 (6.02%) Sonatype
5 3 (3.61%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.61%) Google
5 3 (3.61%) Unisys
5 3 (3.61%) WSO2
6 2 (2.41%) Jaspersoft
7 1 (1.20%) EMC
7 1 (1.20%) OpenText
7 1 (1.20%) Perforce
7 1 (1.20%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.20%) Red Hat