Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 135 142
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7 +5
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 66 43 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.29% 0.96% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.14% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 45
West Midlands median daily rate £528 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.21% -2.50% +38.89%
10th Percentile £363 £386 £313
90th Percentile £654 £675 £538
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £62.50 £57.00 £57.16
% change year-on-year +9.65% -0.27% +27.01%

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 4,310 3,778 5,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.20% 83.96% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,571 2,378 3,120
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £546 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 142 124
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.25 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.58% +22.67% -17.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.40 £40.21
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -18 31 £493 -24.23% 6
Coventry -13 15 £600 +29.73% 4
Birmingham -9 12 £525 +7.69% 20
Worcestershire - 3 £550 -
Solihull - 2 £375 -
Warwickshire +9 1 £550 +46.67%
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 -
Continuous Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 53 (80.30%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (48.48%) Scrum
4 26 (39.39%) DevOps
5 24 (36.36%) Kanban
6 23 (34.85%) JIRA
6 23 (34.85%) Java
6 23 (34.85%) Test Automation
7 21 (31.82%) Jenkins
8 20 (30.30%) Microservices
9 18 (27.27%) Confluence
9 18 (27.27%) Selenium
10 16 (24.24%) Puppet
11 15 (22.73%) SDLC
12 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
12 14 (21.21%) Maven
12 14 (21.21%) Configuration Management
13 13 (19.70%) SOA
13 13 (19.70%) Pega
14 12 (18.18%) User Stories
14 12 (18.18%) Docker
15 11 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (16.67%) Atlassian
15 11 (16.67%) Software Engineering
16 10 (15.15%) TDD
16 10 (15.15%) Unit Testing
16 10 (15.15%) BDD
16 10 (15.15%) Domain-Driven Design
16 10 (15.15%) RESTful
16 10 (15.15%) User Experience

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 18 (27.27%) Confluence
2 9 (13.64%) Documentum
3 2 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.03%) JBoss
3 2 (3.03%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.52%) Apache
4 1 (1.52%) Captiva
4 1 (1.52%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (10.61%) PaaS
4 5 (7.58%) IaaS
5 4 (6.06%) SaaS
6 3 (4.55%) Serverless
7 2 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (3.03%) Azure Functions
7 2 (3.03%) Slack
7 2 (3.03%) Trello
8 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.52%) Force.com
8 1 (1.52%) Route 53
8 1 (1.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.03%) MySQL
4 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.52%) Semantic Layer
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (34.85%) JIRA
2 21 (31.82%) Jenkins
3 18 (27.27%) Selenium
4 14 (21.21%) Maven
5 7 (10.61%) Cucumber
5 7 (10.61%) Git (software)
6 6 (9.09%) SoapUI
6 6 (9.09%) TeamCity
7 5 (7.58%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (7.58%) Subversion
8 3 (4.55%) Ant
8 3 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (4.55%) Bitbucket
8 3 (4.55%) JUnit
9 2 (3.03%) Artifactory
9 2 (3.03%) MSBuild
9 2 (3.03%) MSI
9 2 (3.03%) MSTest
9 2 (3.03%) NUnit
10 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (4.55%) Finance
1 3 (4.55%) Retail
1 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) Developer
2 14 (21.21%) Architect
3 12 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 10 (15.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) Lead DevOps
6 6 (9.09%) Lead Architect
6 6 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (6.06%) Agile Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Azure Architect
8 4 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) QA Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Agile Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Technical Leader
8 4 (6.06%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) RESTful
2 9 (13.64%) Spring
2 9 (13.64%) Web Services
3 8 (12.12%) .NET
3 8 (12.12%) JSON
4 7 (10.61%) Gherkin
4 7 (10.61%) HTML
4 7 (10.61%) REST
5 6 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (7.58%) jQuery
6 5 (7.58%) SOAP
6 5 (7.58%) Spring Boot
7 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
7 4 (6.06%) Hibernate
7 4 (6.06%) HTML5
7 4 (6.06%) JPA
7 4 (6.06%) Node.js
8 3 (4.55%) CSS
8 3 (4.55%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) User Experience
2 4 (6.06%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.03%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.52%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Linux
1 7 (10.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (80.30%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (48.48%) Scrum
4 26 (39.39%) DevOps
5 24 (36.36%) Kanban
6 23 (34.85%) Test Automation
7 20 (30.30%) Microservices
8 15 (22.73%) SDLC
9 14 (21.21%) Configuration Management
10 13 (19.70%) SOA
11 12 (18.18%) User Stories
12 11 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (16.67%) Software Engineering
13 10 (15.15%) BDD
13 10 (15.15%) Continuous Deployment
13 10 (15.15%) Domain-Driven Design
13 10 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (15.15%) TDD
13 10 (15.15%) Unit Testing
14 9 (13.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.85%) Java
2 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
2 9 (13.64%) Scala
3 8 (12.12%) Python
4 7 (10.61%) Groovy
5 6 (9.09%) C#
6 5 (7.58%) Java 8
7 4 (6.06%) Bash Shell
7 4 (6.06%) Ruby
7 4 (6.06%) SQL
8 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.52%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.52%) Perl
9 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (1.52%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 12 (18.18%) Docker
2 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.52%) LXC
Systems Management
1 16 (24.24%) Puppet
2 9 (13.64%) Ansible
3 6 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (6.06%) Terraform
5 3 (4.55%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.52%) Packer
6 1 (1.52%) Salt
6 1 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (19.70%) Pega
2 11 (16.67%) Atlassian
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle
3 3 (4.55%) SAP
3 3 (4.55%) Xamarin
4 2 (3.03%) Jaspersoft
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.03%) Progress
4 2 (3.03%) VMware
5 1 (1.52%) EMC
5 1 (1.52%) Google
5 1 (1.52%) OpenText
5 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com