Period
to 19 December 2018

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 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.

Deployment Automation
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 137 183
Rank change year-on-year +6 +46 -14
Contract jobs citing Deployment Automation 74 57 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.43% 1.18% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.40% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 46 16
West Midlands median daily rate £555 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +11.11% +24.14%
10th Percentile £464 £413 £313
90th Percentile £633 £675 £556
England median daily rate £525 £525 £498
% change year-on-year - +5.53% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £47.83 -

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 4,482 4,072 4,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.79% 84.03% 84.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,771 2,637 2,958
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £243 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 141 145
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.12 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.86% +47.76% -15.00%
10th Percentile £10.93 £11.75 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £41.47
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +6.82%

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 December 2018.

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 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 -11 62 £558 +20.54% 3
Birmingham -16 4 £445 -19.09% 1
Solihull - 3 £650 -
Staffordshire - 2 - - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £475 -
Deployment Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 61 (82.43%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (70.27%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (70.27%) Configuration Management
2 52 (70.27%) Jenkins
2 52 (70.27%) DevOps
3 51 (68.92%) Linux
3 51 (68.92%) Test Automation
4 50 (67.57%) Windows
4 50 (67.57%) Middleware
4 50 (67.57%) Scrum
5 49 (66.22%) SOA
6 46 (62.16%) Ansible
7 45 (60.81%) Git (software)
8 44 (59.46%) Puppet
9 43 (58.11%) Maven
9 43 (58.11%) Python
10 42 (56.76%) Kanban
11 38 (51.35%) Sonatype Nexus
11 38 (51.35%) Subversion
11 38 (51.35%) Perl
12 36 (48.65%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (44.59%) Open Source
14 32 (43.24%) ZABBIX
15 31 (41.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 31 (41.89%) TDD
15 31 (41.89%) Red Hat
15 31 (41.89%) Task Automation
15 31 (41.89%) Docker
16 28 (37.84%) Enterprise Software
16 28 (37.84%) 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 18 (24.32%) Confluence
2 11 (14.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (5.41%) Apache
3 4 (5.41%) nginx
4 3 (4.05%) JBoss
4 3 (4.05%) Mule
4 3 (4.05%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 52 (70.27%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (37.84%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (22.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (6.76%) SaaS
5 4 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (5.41%) IaaS
6 3 (4.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (4.05%) PaaS
6 3 (4.05%) Serverless
7 2 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (2.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.70%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (2.70%) AWS CodePipeline
7 2 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.70%) CloudFront
7 2 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.16%) Firewall
2 7 (9.46%) SSL
2 7 (9.46%) VLAN
3 4 (5.41%) DNS
3 4 (5.41%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (4.05%) HTTP
4 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.32%) Oracle Database
2 7 (9.46%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (8.11%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.05%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (4.05%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.05%) MySQL
5 3 (4.05%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 52 (70.27%) Jenkins
2 45 (60.81%) Git (software)
3 43 (58.11%) Maven
4 38 (51.35%) Sonatype Nexus
4 38 (51.35%) Subversion
5 22 (29.73%) JIRA
6 7 (9.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (8.11%) Bitbucket
8 4 (5.41%) ClearCase
8 4 (5.41%) Vagrant
9 3 (4.05%) Selenium
10 2 (2.70%) Ant
10 2 (2.70%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.70%) InstallShield
10 2 (2.70%) MSI
10 2 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.70%) WiX
General
1 4 (5.41%) Automotive
1 4 (5.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (54.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (32.43%) AWS DevOps
2 24 (32.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 24 (32.43%) AWS Engineer
3 20 (27.03%) Architect
4 11 (14.86%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (10.81%) Senior DevOps
5 8 (10.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (8.11%) Consultant
8 5 (6.76%) DevOps Architect
8 5 (6.76%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.41%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.05%) Azure Architect
10 3 (4.05%) Azure Consultant
10 3 (4.05%) Developer
10 3 (4.05%) JIRA Consultant
11 2 (2.70%) Applications Packager
11 2 (2.70%) Java Developer
11 2 (2.70%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (67.57%) Middleware
2 13 (17.57%) Web Services
3 10 (13.51%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (9.46%) JSON
4 7 (9.46%) YAML
5 6 (8.11%) REST
5 6 (8.11%) SOAP
5 6 (8.11%) Spring
6 5 (6.76%) XSLT
7 3 (4.05%) Ajax
7 3 (4.05%) CSS
7 3 (4.05%) CSS3
7 3 (4.05%) Django
7 3 (4.05%) HTML
7 3 (4.05%) Java EE
7 3 (4.05%) Java SE
7 3 (4.05%) OAuth
7 3 (4.05%) RESTful
7 3 (4.05%) WSDL
7 3 (4.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (37.84%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (9.46%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (9.46%) User Experience
3 5 (6.76%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.70%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 51 (68.92%) Linux
2 50 (67.57%) Windows
3 31 (41.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (12.16%) Unix
5 4 (5.41%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.05%) AIX
6 3 (4.05%) HPUX
6 3 (4.05%) Solaris
7 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (82.43%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (70.27%) Configuration Management
2 52 (70.27%) DevOps
3 51 (68.92%) Test Automation
4 50 (67.57%) Scrum
5 49 (66.22%) SOA
6 42 (56.76%) Kanban
7 36 (48.65%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (44.59%) Open Source
9 31 (41.89%) Task Automation
9 31 (41.89%) TDD
10 22 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (22.97%) API Design
11 17 (22.97%) Microservices
12 12 (16.22%) SDLC
13 10 (13.51%) TOGAF
14 8 (10.81%) Mentoring
15 7 (9.46%) Continuous Deployment
15 7 (9.46%) Data Protection
15 7 (9.46%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 43 (58.11%) Python
2 38 (51.35%) Perl
3 16 (21.62%) Java
4 10 (13.51%) Ruby
5 5 (6.76%) SQL
6 3 (4.05%) Groovy
6 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.05%) Scala
6 3 (4.05%) XPath
7 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) CITP
2 2 (2.70%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 31 (41.89%) Docker
2 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.05%) LXC
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 46 (62.16%) Ansible
2 44 (59.46%) Puppet
3 32 (43.24%) ZABBIX
4 11 (14.86%) Nagios
5 10 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (9.46%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (8.11%) Terraform
8 4 (5.41%) Kubernetes
8 4 (5.41%) Rundeck
9 2 (2.70%) Mesos
9 2 (2.70%) rkt
9 2 (2.70%) SCCM
9 2 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 31 (41.89%) Red Hat
2 18 (24.32%) Oracle
3 7 (9.46%) Riverbed
4 6 (8.11%) Atlassian
5 4 (5.41%) IBM
5 4 (5.41%) VMware
6 3 (4.05%) WSO2
7 1 (1.35%) HP
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.35%) OpenText