Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Software Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Delivery over the 6 months to 19 July 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.

Software Delivery
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 173 186
Rank change year-on-year -18 +13 +37
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 63 70 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.89% 1.09% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.24% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 38
City of London median daily rate £505 £570 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.40% +20.00% -5.00%
10th Percentile £408 £393 £376
90th Percentile £800 £641 £588
Central London median daily rate £505 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -3.81% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Software 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 City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,117 5,667 5,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.88% 87.94% 87.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,838 4,377 4,822
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £335 £313 £310
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £473
% change year-on-year - +5.82% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 56 55
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.52 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.87% +2.65% -6.15%
10th Percentile £12.93 £13.31 £11.35
90th Percentile £33.00 £32.06 £39.04
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% -4.76%

Software Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Software Delivery as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Delivery in the City of London

Software Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Delivery in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Delivery in the City of London

Software Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Delivery in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Delivery in the City of London

Software Delivery
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Delivery within the City of London region over the 6 months to 19 July 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
London Bridge -11 2 £800 +33.33%
Software Delivery
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 City of London region with a requirement for Software Delivery.

1 41 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.68%) Java
3 21 (33.33%) DevOps
4 18 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 16 (25.40%) Banking
6 15 (23.81%) Finance
7 14 (22.22%) TDD
7 14 (22.22%) Python
8 12 (19.05%) Scrum
8 12 (19.05%) Docker
8 12 (19.05%) Big Data
9 11 (17.46%) Project Management
10 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
10 10 (15.87%) Test Automation
10 10 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (14.29%) Pair Programming
11 9 (14.29%) C#
11 9 (14.29%) .NET
12 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
12 8 (12.70%) Hadoop
12 8 (12.70%) Kafka
12 8 (12.70%) Ansible
12 8 (12.70%) Kubernetes
13 7 (11.11%) Microservices
13 7 (11.11%) Apache Spark
13 7 (11.11%) Analytics
13 7 (11.11%) Kanban

Software Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 7 (11.11%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.76%) Apache
3 2 (3.17%) Apache Pig
3 2 (3.17%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (9.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.17%) PaaS
6 1 (1.59%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) SSL
2 1 (1.59%) HTTP
2 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.05%) Big Data
2 8 (12.70%) Hadoop
3 7 (11.11%) Apache Hive
4 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
5 5 (7.94%) NoSQL
6 4 (6.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
7 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
7 3 (4.76%) RDBMS
8 2 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (3.17%) HBase
8 2 (3.17%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 2 (3.17%) Sqoop
9 1 (1.59%) Blockchain
9 1 (1.59%) Data Lake
9 1 (1.59%) MySQL
9 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.11%) JIRA
3 6 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (6.35%) TeamCity
4 4 (6.35%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.17%) GitLab
5 2 (3.17%) JUnit
5 2 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (3.17%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.59%) Babel
6 1 (1.59%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.59%) Selenium
6 1 (1.59%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.59%) webpack
General
1 16 (25.40%) Banking
2 15 (23.81%) Finance
3 6 (9.52%) Publishing
4 2 (3.17%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.17%) Front Office
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
4 2 (3.17%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Back Office
5 1 (1.59%) Games
5 1 (1.59%) Law
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Developer
2 10 (15.87%) Java Developer
2 10 (15.87%) Project Manager
3 5 (7.94%) Analyst
3 5 (7.94%) C# Developer
3 5 (7.94%) IT Manager
3 5 (7.94%) IT Project Manager
3 5 (7.94%) Software Project Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Software Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Software Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Test Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Engineering Manager
5 3 (4.76%) Technical Manager
5 3 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.17%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) .NET
2 8 (12.70%) Kafka
3 7 (11.11%) Node.js
4 6 (9.52%) Dropwizard
5 4 (6.35%) AngularJS
5 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET
5 4 (6.35%) React
6 3 (4.76%) CSS
6 3 (4.76%) HTML
6 3 (4.76%) REST
6 3 (4.76%) XML
7 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.17%) Backbone.js
7 2 (3.17%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (3.17%) MLlib
7 2 (3.17%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (3.17%) Sass
7 2 (3.17%) scikit-learn
7 2 (3.17%) Spark Streaming
7 2 (3.17%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Contactless
2 3 (4.76%) Derivative
2 3 (4.76%) Wiki
3 2 (3.17%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.17%) Fintech
3 2 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.59%) Equities
4 1 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.59%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.59%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.59%) Tandem
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.33%) DevOps
3 18 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 14 (22.22%) TDD
5 12 (19.05%) Scrum
6 11 (17.46%) Project Management
7 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (15.87%) Test Automation
8 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (14.29%) Pair Programming
9 7 (11.11%) Analytics
9 7 (11.11%) BDD
9 7 (11.11%) Kanban
9 7 (11.11%) Microservices
9 7 (11.11%) MVC
9 7 (11.11%) SDLC
10 6 (9.52%) Customer-Centricity
10 6 (9.52%) Software Testing
10 6 (9.52%) SOLID
11 5 (7.94%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.68%) Java
2 14 (22.22%) Python
3 9 (14.29%) C#
4 6 (9.52%) Java 8
4 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.52%) Scala
4 6 (9.52%) SQL
5 5 (7.94%) Go
6 4 (6.35%) TypeScript
7 3 (4.76%) Clojure
8 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.59%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.59%) ES6
9 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.59%) Ruby
9 1 (1.59%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) ISEB
2 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.17%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.59%) PMP
3 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) QA
2 4 (6.35%) HL7
3 2 (3.17%) GCP
3 2 (3.17%) IFRS
3 2 (3.17%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 12 (19.05%) Docker
2 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.76%) vSphere
4 2 (3.17%) Apache Flume
4 2 (3.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) Ansible
1 8 (12.70%) Kubernetes
2 5 (7.94%) Terraform
3 4 (6.35%) Hadoop YARN
3 4 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.35%) Puppet
4 3 (4.76%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 2 (3.17%) Oozie
5 2 (3.17%) Prometheus
6 1 (1.59%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.52%) Google
3 4 (6.35%) Cloudera
3 4 (6.35%) Hortonworks
3 4 (6.35%) HP
3 4 (6.35%) MapR
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) VMware
4 3 (4.76%) Guidewire
4 3 (4.76%) TOWER Software
5 2 (3.17%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.59%) Cadence
6 1 (1.59%) Currenex
6 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.59%) TIBCO