Period
to 26 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 26 January 2020 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
England > East of England
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 148 148 145
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 17 46 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.48% 1.05% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 1.22% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 45
East of England median daily rate £488 £505 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.47% +12.22% -13.46%
10th Percentile £364 £409 £405
90th Percentile £634 £604 £590
England median daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
East of England median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £48.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.78% +12.50% +92.77%

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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,942 3,759 4,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.11% 85.80% 85.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,750 2,222 2,342
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £208 £251 £255
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 178 232
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £19.13 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -40.42% -1.24%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.17 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.80 £52.50 £49.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.79 £24.00
% change year-on-year -5.43% -0.86% -

Software Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Delivery in the East of England

Software Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Delivery in the East of England

Software Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Delivery in the East of England over the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Delivery in the East of England

Software Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Delivery in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Delivery in the East of England

Software Delivery
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 26 January 2020. 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
Hertfordshire +7 7 £388 -42.59% 3
Essex +27 6 £600 +11.63%
Suffolk -1 3 £475 -13.64%
Bedfordshire -3 1 £425 -15.00% 1
Software Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Software Delivery.

1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Test Automation
2 9 (52.94%) DevOps
3 8 (47.06%) JIRA
3 8 (47.06%) Scrum
4 6 (35.29%) User Stories
5 5 (29.41%) BDD
5 5 (29.41%) C
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
5 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
6 4 (23.53%) Python
6 4 (23.53%) HTML
6 4 (23.53%) Java
6 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 4 (23.53%) Perl
6 4 (23.53%) CSS
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) JSON
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 4 (23.53%) Ruby
6 4 (23.53%) Open Source
6 4 (23.53%) Atlassian
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (23.53%) Ansible
6 4 (23.53%) GitHub
6 4 (23.53%) ATDD
6 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
6 4 (23.53%) User Experience
6 4 (23.53%) GitLab

Software Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (11.76%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) PBX
1 1 (5.88%) RTP
1 1 (5.88%) VoIP
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
1 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) JIRA
2 4 (23.53%) GitLab
2 4 (23.53%) TestRail
3 2 (11.76%) Balsamiq
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) Robot Framework
4 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Delivery Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Telecoms Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) CSS
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
1 4 (23.53%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Android
3 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (11.76%) Mac OS
3 2 (11.76%) Windows
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) DevOps
2 9 (52.94%) Test Automation
3 8 (47.06%) Scrum
4 6 (35.29%) User Stories
5 5 (29.41%) BDD
5 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
6 4 (23.53%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (23.53%) ATDD
6 4 (23.53%) Collaborative Working
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Deployment
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (23.53%) Deployment Automation
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
6 4 (23.53%) Open Source
6 4 (23.53%) Server Hardening
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
7 3 (17.65%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 3 (17.65%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C
2 4 (23.53%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) Perl
2 4 (23.53%) Python
2 4 (23.53%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Ansible
2 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Atlassian