Period
to 13 December 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 13 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.

Continuous Delivery
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 124 133
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 +10
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 86 65 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.65% 1.32% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.58% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 44 45
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £361 £416 £320
90th Percentile £658 £675 £582
England median daily rate £525 £505 £495
% change year-on-year +4.06% +1.92% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £62.50 £49.50 £59.31
% change year-on-year +26.26% -16.54% -8.75%

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 4,501 4,119 5,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.61% 83.87% 84.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,775 2,646 3,015
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 144 150
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.03
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 13 December 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 13 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
Shropshire -15 49 £438 -12.50% 5
Coventry -22 14 £530 +0.95% 2
Birmingham -11 10 £500 +2.56% 10
Solihull - 8 £650 - 3
Warwickshire +9 2 £435 +16.00%
Staffordshire -15 2 - - 7
Continuous Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 65 (75.58%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (61.63%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (51.16%) Java
4 43 (50.00%) Scrum
4 43 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 40 (46.51%) JIRA
6 39 (45.35%) Kanban
7 37 (43.02%) Microservices
8 35 (40.70%) Test Automation
9 34 (39.53%) Selenium
10 33 (38.37%) Confluence
11 30 (34.88%) DevOps
12 29 (33.72%) Puppet
13 27 (31.40%) SOA
14 26 (30.23%) Maven
14 26 (30.23%) Atlassian
15 24 (27.91%) Cucumber
16 23 (26.74%) BDD
17 22 (25.58%) Pega
17 22 (25.58%) Domain-Driven Design
17 22 (25.58%) Documentum
18 20 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
18 20 (23.26%) Collaborative Working
19 19 (22.09%) .NET
20 18 (20.93%) REST
21 17 (19.77%) Mentoring
22 16 (18.60%) Java 8
22 16 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
22 16 (18.60%) Git (software)
22 16 (18.60%) 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 33 (38.37%) Confluence
2 22 (25.58%) Documentum
3 4 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.49%) Apache
4 3 (3.49%) JBoss
4 3 (3.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.49%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.16%) Captiva
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) SAP FI-CA
1 4 (4.65%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (3.49%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 20 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (15.12%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (12.79%) PaaS
4 10 (11.63%) IaaS
5 9 (10.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (9.30%) SaaS
7 2 (2.33%) Azure Functions
7 2 (2.33%) Serverless
8 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.16%) Force.com
8 1 (1.16%) Route 53
8 1 (1.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.33%) Firewall
2 2 (2.33%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) MySQL
2 7 (8.14%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.98%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 40 (46.51%) JIRA
3 34 (39.53%) Selenium
4 26 (30.23%) Maven
5 24 (27.91%) Cucumber
6 16 (18.60%) Git (software)
6 16 (18.60%) WebDriver
7 8 (9.30%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (5.81%) Subversion
10 4 (4.65%) TeamCity
11 3 (3.49%) Ant
11 3 (3.49%) Bitbucket
11 3 (3.49%) JUnit
11 3 (3.49%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.49%) Toad
12 2 (2.33%) MSTest
12 2 (2.33%) NUnit
12 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (3.49%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Marketing
2 2 (2.33%) Retail
2 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (20.93%) Developer
2 15 (17.44%) Architect
2 15 (17.44%) Tester
3 14 (16.28%) Automation Tester
4 13 (15.12%) Java Automation Tester
4 13 (15.12%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 13 (15.12%) Selenium Tester
5 12 (13.95%) Java Developer
6 9 (10.47%) Analyst
6 9 (10.47%) Senior Automation Tester
6 9 (10.47%) Senior Tester
6 9 (10.47%) Test Analyst
7 8 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (8.14%) Cloud Consultant
8 7 (8.14%) Consultant
8 7 (8.14%) Security Consultant
9 5 (5.81%) Lead DevOps
10 4 (4.65%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.65%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.09%) .NET
2 18 (20.93%) REST
3 14 (16.28%) Spring
4 10 (11.63%) RESTful
5 9 (10.47%) Web Services
6 8 (9.30%) JSON
6 8 (9.30%) XML
7 7 (8.14%) HTML
7 7 (8.14%) Spring Boot
8 6 (6.98%) AngularJS
8 6 (6.98%) CSS
8 6 (6.98%) Gherkin
8 6 (6.98%) Hibernate
9 5 (5.81%) jQuery
9 5 (5.81%) SOAP
10 4 (4.65%) JPA
10 4 (4.65%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (4.65%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (3.49%) Apache Camel
11 3 (3.49%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.44%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.47%) Public Cloud
3 8 (9.30%) User Experience
4 2 (2.33%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.16%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.95%) Linux
2 7 (8.14%) Unix
2 7 (8.14%) Windows
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (75.58%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (61.63%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (50.00%) Scrum
4 39 (45.35%) Kanban
5 37 (43.02%) Microservices
6 35 (40.70%) Test Automation
7 30 (34.88%) DevOps
8 27 (31.40%) SOA
9 23 (26.74%) BDD
10 22 (25.58%) Domain-Driven Design
11 20 (23.26%) Collaborative Working
12 17 (19.77%) Mentoring
13 16 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (17.44%) Coaching
14 15 (17.44%) Line Management
15 14 (16.28%) OO
16 12 (13.95%) Functional Programming
17 11 (12.79%) Unit Testing
18 10 (11.63%) Identity Management
19 8 (9.30%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 44 (51.16%) Java
2 16 (18.60%) Java 8
3 14 (16.28%) SQL
4 10 (11.63%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.14%) Scala
6 6 (6.98%) Groovy
7 5 (5.81%) Ruby
7 5 (5.81%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.49%) C#
8 3 (3.49%) Python
9 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.16%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.16%) Perl
10 1 (1.16%) PHP
10 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (4.65%) Degree
2 4 (4.65%) OCP
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) ISEB
3 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.63%) QA
System Software
1 14 (16.28%) Docker
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.16%) LXC
Systems Management
1 29 (33.72%) Puppet
2 11 (12.79%) Ansible
3 9 (10.47%) Terraform
4 5 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.65%) Data Guard
5 4 (4.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (3.49%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (30.23%) Atlassian
2 22 (25.58%) Pega
3 11 (12.79%) Oracle
4 10 (11.63%) SAP
5 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.49%) hybris
6 3 (3.49%) webMethods
7 1 (1.16%) EMC
7 1 (1.16%) Google
7 1 (1.16%) OpenText
7 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com