Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 203 224
Rank change year-on-year +5 +21 +18
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 52 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.73% 0.54% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.61% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 30
City of London median daily rate £488 £550 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.36% +8.37% +1.50%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £398
90th Percentile £603 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £550 £488
% change year-on-year -13.64% +12.82% -1.52%
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 6318 5694 7036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.41% 87.73% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5043 4513 5612
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £288
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 53 65
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.30 £13.75 £12.35
90th Percentile £31.00 £55.00 £43.90
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year +5.26% -8.43% +16.52%

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 17 December 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Delivery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Software Delivery.

1 42 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (34.62%) JIRA
3 17 (32.69%) Finance
4 16 (30.77%) Scrum
5 12 (23.08%) SDLC
6 11 (21.15%) Java
6 11 (21.15%) Test Automation
7 10 (19.23%) BDD
7 10 (19.23%) TDD
7 10 (19.23%) Banking
8 9 (17.31%) C#
8 9 (17.31%) .NET
8 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
9 8 (15.38%) REST
9 8 (15.38%) Data Analysis
9 8 (15.38%) Selenium
10 7 (13.46%) Software Testing
10 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
10 7 (13.46%) ISEB
10 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
10 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
10 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
10 7 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (13.46%) DV Cleared
10 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
10 7 (13.46%) Jenkins
10 7 (13.46%) DevOps
10 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (13.46%) Data Structures
11 6 (11.54%) Coaching

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 5 (9.62%) Confluence
2 3 (5.77%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (3.85%) Mule
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.92%) GemFire
4 1 (1.92%) Gunicorn
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.69%) IaaS
3 4 (7.69%) OpenShift
3 4 (7.69%) PaaS
4 3 (5.77%) CloudBees
4 3 (5.77%) GitHub
5 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.92%) Office 365
5 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) SSL
2 2 (3.85%) snoop
3 1 (1.92%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) HTTP
3 1 (1.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) QlikView
3 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.92%) Big Data
5 1 (1.92%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.92%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.92%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 18 (34.62%) JIRA
2 8 (15.38%) Selenium
3 7 (13.46%) Jenkins
4 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
4 6 (11.54%) Selenium IDE
4 6 (11.54%) WebDriver
5 5 (9.62%) JUnit
6 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
7 3 (5.77%) Jasmine
7 3 (5.77%) JMeter
7 3 (5.77%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.85%) Capybara
8 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.85%) LINQPad
8 2 (3.85%) Mocha
8 2 (3.85%) QUnit
8 2 (3.85%) ReSharper
8 2 (3.85%) SonarQube
8 2 (3.85%) Subversion
9 1 (1.92%) git-flow
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 10 (19.23%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.85%) Publishing
5 1 (1.92%) Front Office
5 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Developer
2 11 (21.15%) Analyst
3 8 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 6 (11.54%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Scrum Master
5 5 (9.62%) Test Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Business Development Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Development Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.77%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Software Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) UI Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Web Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Web Business Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Agile Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) .NET
2 8 (15.38%) REST
3 6 (11.54%) JSON
4 5 (9.62%) AngularJS
4 5 (9.62%) CSS
4 5 (9.62%) HTML
5 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.69%) jQuery
5 4 (7.69%) Web Services
6 3 (5.77%) SOAP
6 3 (5.77%) Spring
7 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.85%) Ajax
7 2 (3.85%) Dojo
7 2 (3.85%) HTML5
7 2 (3.85%) Sass
7 2 (3.85%) Velocity
7 2 (3.85%) WCF
7 2 (3.85%) WinForms
7 2 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Data Structures
2 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.77%) Social Network
4 3 (5.77%) User Experience
5 2 (3.85%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.92%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.92%) Clustering
6 1 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.92%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.92%) NHS
6 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Android
1 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.77%) Scrum
3 12 (23.08%) SDLC
4 11 (21.15%) Test Automation
5 10 (19.23%) BDD
5 10 (19.23%) TDD
6 8 (15.38%) Data Analysis
7 7 (13.46%) DevOps
7 7 (13.46%) Software Testing
7 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
8 6 (11.54%) Analytics
8 6 (11.54%) Coaching
8 6 (11.54%) Project Management
8 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
9 5 (9.62%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (9.62%) Kanban
10 4 (7.69%) Integration Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Separation of Concerns
10 4 (7.69%) SOLID
10 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) Java
2 9 (17.31%) C#
3 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.54%) Python
5 3 (5.77%) SQL
6 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.92%) ES6
6 1 (1.92%) Korn
6 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.92%) Scala
6 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.46%) DV Cleared
2 7 (13.46%) ISEB
2 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
2 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.77%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (5.77%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) HL7
2 3 (5.77%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.92%) GDPR
3 1 (1.92%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) Atlassian
2 5 (9.62%) HP
3 4 (7.69%) Telerik
4 2 (3.85%) DevExpress
4 2 (3.85%) Infragistics
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle
4 2 (3.85%) RedGate
4 2 (3.85%) Syncfusion
4 2 (3.85%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.92%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.92%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.92%) Google
5 1 (1.92%) Reuters
5 1 (1.92%) Solace
5 1 (1.92%) Splunk
5 1 (1.92%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.92%) TOWER Software