Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 180 202
Rank change year-on-year -11 +22 +25
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 80 65 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.14% 0.95% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.06% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 49 33
City of London median daily rate £525 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £408 £365
90th Percentile £821 £638 £618
Central London median daily rate £505 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -3.81% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £15.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £15.50 - -

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 6,063 6,109 5,834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.49% 89.16% 87.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,824 4,802 4,685
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 57 51
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.58% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.08 £31.05 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% -5.00%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -37 1 £550 -
Software Delivery
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 53 (66.25%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (36.25%) Java
3 23 (28.75%) Finance
3 23 (28.75%) DevOps
4 17 (21.25%) Software Engineering
5 16 (20.00%) Banking
5 16 (20.00%) Project Management
6 15 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 15 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (17.50%) Scrum
8 13 (16.25%) Microservices
9 12 (15.00%) TDD
9 12 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (15.00%) Python
10 11 (13.75%) Docker
10 11 (13.75%) Jenkins
10 11 (13.75%) Kubernetes
11 10 (12.50%) Ansible
11 10 (12.50%) Coaching
11 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
12 9 (11.25%) SQL
12 9 (11.25%) .NET
12 9 (11.25%) Linux
12 9 (11.25%) Migration
12 9 (11.25%) Big Data
12 9 (11.25%) Kafka
12 9 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (11.25%) SDLC
13 8 (10.00%) Test Scripting
13 8 (10.00%) Hadoop

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 8 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.75%) Confluence
3 2 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.25%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.75%) PaaS
6 2 (2.50%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (2.50%) GitHub
7 1 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.25%) IaaS
7 1 (1.25%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) SSL
2 1 (1.25%) LAN
2 1 (1.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) Big Data
2 8 (10.00%) Apache Hive
2 8 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.75%) SQLPlus
5 2 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.50%) HBase
5 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.50%) MySQL
6 1 (1.25%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (13.75%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.25%) JIRA
4 3 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (3.75%) Maven
5 2 (2.50%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.50%) GitLab
5 2 (2.50%) Gradle
5 2 (2.50%) IntelliJ
5 2 (2.50%) JMeter
5 2 (2.50%) NeoLoad
5 2 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.50%) Selenium
5 2 (2.50%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.50%) Subversion
5 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.50%) Travis CI
5 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.25%) SonarQube
General
1 23 (28.75%) Finance
2 16 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Publishing
4 3 (3.75%) Front Office
4 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.50%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) Back Office
6 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) Developer
2 16 (20.00%) Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 9 (11.25%) Java Developer
5 8 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.50%) Engineering Manager
6 6 (7.50%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Software Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Software Project Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.75%) IT Project Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Release Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Scrum Master
9 3 (3.75%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) .NET
1 9 (11.25%) Kafka
2 5 (6.25%) REST
3 4 (5.00%) Dropwizard
3 4 (5.00%) HTML
3 4 (5.00%) Node.js
3 4 (5.00%) React
4 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.75%) CSS
4 3 (3.75%) JMS
4 3 (3.75%) JSON
4 3 (3.75%) Middleware
4 3 (3.75%) Sass
4 3 (3.75%) XML
5 2 (2.50%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.50%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.50%) JPA
5 2 (2.50%) Spring
5 2 (2.50%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.50%) Hedge funds
3 4 (5.00%) Derivative
4 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.75%) Contactless
4 3 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.75%) Tandem
4 3 (3.75%) User Experience
5 2 (2.50%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.50%) Equities
5 2 (2.50%) Fintech
5 2 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.25%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.25%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) Linux
2 4 (5.00%) Windows
3 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.50%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (66.25%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.75%) DevOps
3 17 (21.25%) Software Engineering
4 16 (20.00%) Project Management
5 15 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 14 (17.50%) Scrum
7 13 (16.25%) Microservices
8 12 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (15.00%) TDD
9 10 (12.50%) Coaching
10 9 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (11.25%) Migration
10 9 (11.25%) SDLC
11 8 (10.00%) Test Scripting
12 7 (8.75%) Business Analysis
12 7 (8.75%) Customer-Centricity
12 7 (8.75%) Investment Management
12 7 (8.75%) Pair Programming
13 6 (7.50%) Kanban
13 6 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 29 (36.25%) Java
2 12 (15.00%) Python
3 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.25%) SQL
5 7 (8.75%) C#
6 6 (7.50%) Clojure
6 6 (7.50%) PL/SQL
6 6 (7.50%) Scala
7 5 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 5 (6.25%) Go
8 4 (5.00%) Java 8
8 4 (5.00%) TypeScript
9 3 (3.75%) Kotlin
9 3 (3.75%) Perl
9 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.25%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.25%) PHP
11 1 (1.25%) SOQL
11 1 (1.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) MCDST
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.25%) PMP
2 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) GDPR
2 2 (2.50%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (13.75%) Docker
2 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) Kubernetes
2 10 (12.50%) Ansible
3 5 (6.25%) Terraform
4 4 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.00%) Puppet
5 3 (3.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 2 (2.50%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (2.50%) Kibana
6 2 (2.50%) logstash
6 2 (2.50%) Oozie
6 2 (2.50%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) Oracle
2 7 (8.75%) Google
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.25%) Cadence
5 3 (3.75%) TOWER Software
5 3 (3.75%) VMware
6 2 (2.50%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.50%) Hortonworks
6 2 (2.50%) MapR
6 2 (2.50%) Talend
7 1 (1.25%) Cisco
7 1 (1.25%) Currenex
7 1 (1.25%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.25%) HP
7 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.25%) SAP
7 1 (1.25%) Splunk
7 1 (1.25%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.25%) Vermilion