Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 126 136
Rank change year-on-year +22 +10 +3
Contract jobs citing Continuous Delivery 72 73 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.67% 1.43% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.70% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 46 21
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £506 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.17% +3.85% -1.27%
10th Percentile £360 £381 £413
90th Percentile £598 £656 £675
England median daily rate £536 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.14% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £67.84 £57.00
% change year-on-year -48.40% +19.01% +3.64%

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 3,666 4,286 3,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.06% 84.22% 84.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,382 2,562 2,307
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £269 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 204 129
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.75 £15.25 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.95% -25.61% +20.59%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.58 £34.63 £51.50
England median hourly rate £24.76 £21.25 £23.48
% change year-on-year +16.49% -9.50% -0.09%

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 August 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 23 August 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
Birmingham +23 27 £475 -9.52% 10
Shropshire +4 22 £450 -7.22% 2
Coventry -5 11 £468 -22.08% 3
Solihull +11 3 £625 +66.67%
Continuous Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 60 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (54.17%) Scrum
2 39 (54.17%) Azure
3 33 (45.83%) DevOps
4 27 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (36.11%) JIRA
5 26 (36.11%) Test Automation
6 24 (33.33%) TDD
6 24 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (29.17%) C#
7 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
7 21 (29.17%) Confluence
8 20 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (27.78%) Atlassian
9 19 (26.39%) Microservices
9 19 (26.39%) Public Sector
10 18 (25.00%) Project Delivery
10 18 (25.00%) Jenkins
10 18 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (25.00%) Project Management
11 17 (23.61%) SQL Server
12 16 (22.22%) PowerShell
12 16 (22.22%) Deployment Automation
13 15 (20.83%) Analytics
13 15 (20.83%) Agile Project Management
14 14 (19.44%) Power BI
14 14 (19.44%) SQL Server 2014
14 14 (19.44%) SQL Server 2017
14 14 (19.44%) Power Platform
15 13 (18.06%) Databricks

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 21 (29.17%) Confluence
2 2 (2.78%) Documentum
3 1 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.39%) Apache
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 39 (54.17%) Azure
2 14 (19.44%) Power Platform
3 12 (16.67%) AWS
4 11 (15.28%) Azure Data Factory
5 9 (12.50%) PaaS
6 5 (6.94%) IaaS
7 4 (5.56%) GCP
7 4 (5.56%) GitHub
8 3 (4.17%) SaaS
9 2 (2.78%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (2.78%) OpenShift
9 2 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (23.61%) SQL Server
3 14 (19.44%) Power BI
3 14 (19.44%) SQL Server 2014
3 14 (19.44%) SQL Server 2017
4 10 (13.89%) Data Lake
4 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 10 (13.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (12.50%) Big Data
6 3 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.78%) MySQL
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.39%) PowerCenter
8 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (36.11%) JIRA
2 18 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 18 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.94%) Selenium
5 4 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.56%) Maven
5 4 (5.56%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.17%) Bitbucket
6 3 (4.17%) Jasmine
6 3 (4.17%) Mocha
6 3 (4.17%) MSTest
6 3 (4.17%) NUnit
6 3 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.39%) EasyMock
8 1 (1.39%) Hudson
8 1 (1.39%) Liquibase
8 1 (1.39%) Mockito
8 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (26.39%) Public Sector
2 5 (6.94%) Marketing
3 3 (4.17%) Billing
4 2 (2.78%) Finance
5 1 (1.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (20.83%) Engagement Manager
3 14 (19.44%) Developer
4 8 (11.11%) Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Azure DevOps
5 6 (8.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Data Manager
5 6 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Analytics Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Data Analytics Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Lead DevOps
6 5 (6.94%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Release Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Security Architect
8 3 (4.17%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Change Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Development Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.28%) Web Services
2 9 (12.50%) XML
3 8 (11.11%) .NET
3 8 (11.11%) JSON
4 7 (9.72%) AngularJS
4 7 (9.72%) CSS
4 7 (9.72%) HTML
5 6 (8.33%) Node.js
6 4 (5.56%) Spring
7 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET Core
7 3 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (4.17%) Enzyme
7 3 (4.17%) Java EE
7 3 (4.17%) MassTransit
7 3 (4.17%) React
8 2 (2.78%) Apache Camel
8 2 (2.78%) EDI
8 2 (2.78%) Spring Boot
8 2 (2.78%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Public Cloud
2 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.78%) User Experience
4 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Linux
1 4 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Unix
3 1 (1.39%) Android
3 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (1.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (54.17%) Scrum
3 33 (45.83%) DevOps
4 27 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (36.11%) Test Automation
6 24 (33.33%) TDD
7 20 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (26.39%) Microservices
9 18 (25.00%) Project Delivery
9 18 (25.00%) Project Management
10 16 (22.22%) Deployment Automation
11 15 (20.83%) Agile Project Management
11 15 (20.83%) Analytics
12 13 (18.06%) Data Analytics
12 13 (18.06%) Kanban
13 12 (16.67%) Data Integration
13 12 (16.67%) SOA
14 11 (15.28%) Migration
15 10 (13.89%) Service Design
16 9 (12.50%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) C#
2 16 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 9 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.72%) Java
5 6 (8.33%) SQL
6 4 (5.56%) PHP
7 3 (4.17%) Python
8 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.39%) C
9 1 (1.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (1.39%) ISEB
3 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.39%) OCP
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) NCSC
1 2 (2.78%) NIST
System Software
1 10 (13.89%) Docker
2 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) Ansible
2 5 (6.94%) Puppet
3 4 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 4 (5.56%) Terraform
4 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.78%) Kibana
5 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.39%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.39%) Rundeck
6 1 (1.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.78%) Atlassian
3 13 (18.06%) Databricks
4 9 (12.50%) Tableau
5 3 (4.17%) Oracle
6 2 (2.78%) Pega
6 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.78%) WSO2
7 1 (1.39%) Adobe
7 1 (1.39%) Dynatrace
7 1 (1.39%) Informatica
7 1 (1.39%) Splunk
7 1 (1.39%) Talend