Period
to 19 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Deployment Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Deployment Automation over the 6 months to 19 April 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.

Deployment Automation
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 129 119 146
Rank change year-on-year -10 +27 +30
Contract jobs citing Deployment Automation 67 69 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.37% 1.45% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.71% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 52 12
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £540 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +20.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £468 £464 £308
90th Percentile £635 £665 £534
England median daily rate £530 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +163.16% -24.00%

Deployment Automation 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 4,265 4,025 3,833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.90% 84.40% 81.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,665 2,522 2,396
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 140 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -2.44% +14.05%
10th Percentile £11.11 £10.95 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.75 £36.83
England median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.91% -10.00% +8.70%

Deployment Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Deployment Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Deployment Automation in the West Midlands

Deployment Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Deployment Automation in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Deployment Automation in the West Midlands

Deployment Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Deployment Automation in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Deployment Automation in the West Midlands

Deployment Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Deployment Automation in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Deployment Automation in the West Midlands

Deployment Automation
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 Deployment Automation within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 April 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 -29 40 £530 -
Birmingham -5 12 £575 +4.55% 1
Coventry -11 3 - -
Solihull - 3 £650 -
Warwickshire +6 2 £475 -17.39% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £218 - 1
Deployment Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Deployment Automation 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 Deployment Automation.

1 49 (73.13%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (65.67%) DevOps
3 43 (64.18%) Ansible
3 43 (64.18%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (62.69%) Linux
4 42 (62.69%) Jenkins
5 41 (61.19%) Puppet
6 39 (58.21%) Windows
7 38 (56.72%) SOA
7 38 (56.72%) Test Automation
8 36 (53.73%) Problem-Solving
8 36 (53.73%) Configuration Management
9 35 (52.24%) Maven
10 34 (50.75%) Git (software)
10 34 (50.75%) Python
11 33 (49.25%) Middleware
12 32 (47.76%) Docker
13 31 (46.27%) Open Source
14 30 (44.78%) Kanban
14 30 (44.78%) Scrum
14 30 (44.78%) Perl
14 30 (44.78%) Sonatype Nexus
15 27 (40.30%) Subversion
16 25 (37.31%) ZABBIX
17 24 (35.82%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (35.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 24 (35.82%) Red Hat
18 23 (34.33%) TDD
18 23 (34.33%) Task Automation
19 22 (32.84%) Cloud Computing

Deployment Automation
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 8 (11.94%) Confluence
1 8 (11.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 43 (64.18%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (32.84%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (8.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (8.96%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (7.46%) Serverless
6 4 (5.97%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 4 (5.97%) Amazon S3
6 4 (5.97%) AWS CodePipeline
6 4 (5.97%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (5.97%) CloudFront
6 4 (5.97%) SaaS
7 3 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (4.48%) AWS CloudTrail
7 3 (4.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (2.99%) Route 53
9 1 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (1.49%) IaaS
9 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) Firewall
2 7 (10.45%) VLAN
3 4 (5.97%) HTTP
3 4 (5.97%) SSL
4 2 (2.99%) DNS
5 1 (1.49%) DHCP
5 1 (1.49%) Internet
5 1 (1.49%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.49%) SAN
5 1 (1.49%) Skype
5 1 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.49%) DB2
4 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.49%) Redis
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (62.69%) Jenkins
2 35 (52.24%) Maven
3 34 (50.75%) Git (software)
4 30 (44.78%) Sonatype Nexus
5 27 (40.30%) Subversion
6 11 (16.42%) JIRA
7 4 (5.97%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.49%) EasyMock
9 1 (1.49%) Hudson
9 1 (1.49%) Mockito
9 1 (1.49%) Selenium
General
1 1 (1.49%) Advertising
1 1 (1.49%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 38 (56.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (31.34%) AWS DevOps
2 21 (31.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 21 (31.34%) AWS Engineer
3 11 (16.42%) Developer
3 11 (16.42%) Senior DevOps
3 11 (16.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) Architect
5 7 (10.45%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Enterprise Architect
6 6 (8.96%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) AWS Architect
8 2 (2.99%) Azure Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Middleware Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Security Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (2.99%) SOA Developer
8 2 (2.99%) TOGAF Architect
8 2 (2.99%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (49.25%) Middleware
2 10 (14.93%) Web Services
3 8 (11.94%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (10.45%) YAML
5 4 (5.97%) JSON
5 4 (5.97%) JSON Schema
5 4 (5.97%) SOAP
5 4 (5.97%) WSDL
5 4 (5.97%) XML
5 4 (5.97%) XSD
6 3 (4.48%) Node.js
6 3 (4.48%) SAML
6 3 (4.48%) XSLT
7 1 (1.49%) J2EE
7 1 (1.49%) Kafka
7 1 (1.49%) Spring
7 1 (1.49%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.36%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (11.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (4.48%) Cloud Native
3 3 (4.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (4.48%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.48%) User Experience
4 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 42 (62.69%) Linux
2 39 (58.21%) Windows
3 24 (35.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (28.36%) Unix
5 3 (4.48%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.49%) CentOS
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (73.13%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (65.67%) DevOps
3 38 (56.72%) SOA
3 38 (56.72%) Test Automation
4 36 (53.73%) Configuration Management
4 36 (53.73%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (46.27%) Open Source
6 30 (44.78%) Kanban
6 30 (44.78%) Scrum
7 24 (35.82%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (34.33%) Task Automation
8 23 (34.33%) TDD
9 10 (14.93%) API Design
9 10 (14.93%) Microservices
9 10 (14.93%) SDLC
10 7 (10.45%) Collaborative Working
10 7 (10.45%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (10.45%) Load Balancing
11 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (8.96%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.75%) Python
2 30 (44.78%) Perl
3 14 (20.90%) Java
4 9 (13.43%) Ruby
5 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.49%) PHP
8 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) TOGAF Certification
2 5 (7.46%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.99%) Degree
4 1 (1.49%) MCSA
4 1 (1.49%) MCSE
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) GDPR
System Software
1 32 (47.76%) Docker
2 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 43 (64.18%) Ansible
2 41 (61.19%) Puppet
3 25 (37.31%) ZABBIX
4 14 (20.90%) Terraform
5 9 (13.43%) Kubernetes
5 9 (13.43%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (11.94%) Nagios
7 7 (10.45%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (4.48%) Mesos
8 3 (4.48%) rkt
8 3 (4.48%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (1.49%) Grafana
9 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.49%) Rundeck
9 1 (1.49%) SCCM
9 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (35.82%) Red Hat
2 9 (13.43%) Oracle
3 7 (10.45%) Riverbed
3 7 (10.45%) WSO2
4 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.97%) MuleSoft
5 4 (5.97%) VMware
6 1 (1.49%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.49%) Dell
6 1 (1.49%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) IBM
6 1 (1.49%) Splunk