Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 19 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 305 311
Rank change year-on-year +30 +6 +41
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 879 773 837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.93% 0.85% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.98% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 577 565
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £368 £340 £285
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 17
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +7.14% -10.94%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +16.07% -10.94%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 81,256 78,544 84,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.24% 85.91% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,241 52,550 55,988
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £631 £605
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,177 1,851 2,228
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +10.53% +3.45%

Software Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Delivery in England

Software Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Delivery in England

Software Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Delivery in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Delivery in England

Software Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Delivery in England

Software Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Delivery in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Delivery in England

Software Delivery
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 19 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 +8 403 £525 +1.94% 94
South East +32 185 £456 -2.93% 48
North of England +20 141 £463 +15.63% 64
Yorkshire +26 76 £438 -2.02% 26
Midlands -7 61 £475 -5.00% 28
East of England -4 52 £511 +7.63% 16
North West +4 46 £444 -7.55% 28
West Midlands -14 42 £475 +5.56% 23
South West -16 38 £438 +9.38% 25
North East -11 19 £525 +54.41% 10
East Midlands 0 18 £500 -2.44% 5
Software Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 England region with a requirement for Software Delivery.

1 599 (68.15%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (32.20%) Scrum
3 243 (27.65%) Finance
4 228 (25.94%) DevOps
5 188 (21.39%) Java
6 169 (19.23%) JIRA
7 164 (18.66%) Continuous Integration
8 161 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
9 144 (16.38%) TDD
10 137 (15.59%) Linux
11 127 (14.45%) Project Management
12 125 (14.22%) Ansible
13 119 (13.54%) Kanban
14 114 (12.97%) Jenkins
15 112 (12.74%) Mentoring
16 111 (12.63%) JavaScript
17 108 (12.29%) Software Engineering
18 107 (12.17%) Git (software)
19 106 (12.06%) Microservices
20 105 (11.95%) Docker
20 105 (11.95%) SDLC
20 105 (11.95%) Microsoft
21 100 (11.38%) Test Automation
22 99 (11.26%) BDD
22 99 (11.26%) Configuration Management
23 97 (11.04%) Stakeholder Management
24 91 (10.35%) Microsoft Azure
25 87 (9.90%) Coaching
25 87 (9.90%) Continuous Delivery
26 84 (9.56%) E-Commerce

Software Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 81 (9.22%) Confluence
2 20 (2.28%) Apache Spark
3 13 (1.48%) Apache
4 12 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (1.02%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.68%) IIS
7 5 (0.57%) CMS
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.46%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.34%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.34%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.34%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.34%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.34%) WordPress
10 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.23%) WildFly
Applications
1 24 (2.73%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.23%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.23%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 161 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (10.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
3 32 (3.64%) GitHub
4 29 (3.30%) PaaS
5 28 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 28 (3.19%) IaaS
6 25 (2.84%) SaaS
7 21 (2.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 21 (2.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (2.28%) Amazon S3
8 20 (2.28%) Serverless
9 14 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (1.14%) Route 53
10 10 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.80%) Apigee
12 5 (0.57%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.46%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 26 (2.96%) VPN
3 25 (2.84%) Firewall
4 23 (2.62%) DNS
5 19 (2.16%) SSL
6 18 (2.05%) HTTP
7 17 (1.93%) ICMP
8 11 (1.25%) Internet
9 10 (1.14%) Kerberos
10 9 (1.02%) SNMP
11 8 (0.91%) SMS
12 6 (0.68%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.68%) VoIP
13 5 (0.57%) DHCP
13 5 (0.57%) SAN
14 4 (0.46%) 3G
14 4 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
15 2 (0.23%) LAN
15 2 (0.23%) SSH
15 2 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.19%) Hadoop
3 25 (2.84%) MySQL
4 22 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 22 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (2.39%) Amazon RDS
5 21 (2.39%) NoSQL
6 20 (2.28%) Big Data
7 19 (2.16%) MongoDB
8 15 (1.71%) Apache Hive
8 15 (1.71%) Pentaho
9 11 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 10 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.14%) Relational Database
11 9 (1.02%) HBase
12 8 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (0.91%) SQLPlus
13 6 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 169 (19.23%) JIRA
2 114 (12.97%) Jenkins
3 107 (12.17%) Git (software)
4 42 (4.78%) Selenium
5 35 (3.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 34 (3.87%) GitLab
7 31 (3.53%) Subversion
7 31 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 30 (3.41%) Maven
9 24 (2.73%) Visual Studio
10 20 (2.28%) Bitbucket
10 20 (2.28%) Cucumber
11 17 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
13 14 (1.59%) TeamCity
14 13 (1.48%) webpack
15 12 (1.37%) JIRA Agile
16 11 (1.25%) Artifactory
17 10 (1.14%) Babel
18 9 (1.02%) Mercurial
General
1 243 (27.65%) Finance
2 66 (7.51%) Banking
3 31 (3.53%) Retail
4 24 (2.73%) Publishing
5 19 (2.16%) Marketing
6 14 (1.59%) Back Office
7 11 (1.25%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.02%) Front Office
9 9 (1.02%) Games
9 9 (1.02%) Legal
10 5 (0.57%) Billing
11 4 (0.46%) Electronics
11 4 (0.46%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.46%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.34%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.34%) Law
12 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 178 (20.25%) Developer
2 110 (12.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 99 (11.26%) Project Manager
4 88 (10.01%) Analyst
4 88 (10.01%) Scrum Master
5 70 (7.96%) Delivery Manager
6 68 (7.74%) Java Developer
7 66 (7.51%) Business Analyst
8 48 (5.46%) Software Manager
9 43 (4.89%) Architect
9 43 (4.89%) Senior DevOps
10 40 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 38 (4.32%) Software Project Manager
12 35 (3.98%) AWS DevOps
13 34 (3.87%) AWS Engineer
13 34 (3.87%) Senior Developer
14 32 (3.64%) Software Engineer
15 30 (3.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 30 (3.41%) Software Delivery Manager
16 28 (3.19%) Agile Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (6.60%) Node.js
2 57 (6.48%) React
3 55 (6.26%) .NET
4 44 (5.01%) AngularJS
5 41 (4.66%) HTML
5 41 (4.66%) RESTful
6 39 (4.44%) CSS
7 38 (4.32%) REST
8 37 (4.21%) Web Services
9 33 (3.75%) Spring Boot
10 31 (3.53%) Spring
11 29 (3.30%) JSON
12 24 (2.73%) ASP.NET
13 23 (2.62%) Kafka
14 19 (2.16%) Middleware
14 19 (2.16%) Sass
14 19 (2.16%) SOAP
15 17 (1.93%) HTML5
16 16 (1.82%) CSS3
16 16 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.17%) Enterprise Software
2 61 (6.94%) User Experience
3 33 (3.75%) Virtual Team
4 29 (3.30%) Public Cloud
5 28 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
7 23 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (1.82%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.71%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.59%) Private Cloud
10 14 (1.59%) Wiki
11 13 (1.48%) Computer Science
11 13 (1.48%) Fintech
12 11 (1.25%) Derivative
13 10 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (1.02%) iPad
15 8 (0.91%) Device Driver
15 8 (0.91%) Fat Client
15 8 (0.91%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.91%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 137 (15.59%) Linux
2 64 (7.28%) Windows
3 25 (2.84%) Unix
4 21 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.59%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.48%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.25%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.14%) CentOS
9 6 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.57%) Android
10 5 (0.57%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.46%) VMS
11 4 (0.46%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.34%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.23%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.23%) Mesosphere
13 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.11%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 599 (68.15%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (32.20%) Scrum
3 228 (25.94%) DevOps
4 164 (18.66%) Continuous Integration
5 144 (16.38%) TDD
6 127 (14.45%) Project Management
7 119 (13.54%) Kanban
8 112 (12.74%) Mentoring
9 108 (12.29%) Software Engineering
10 106 (12.06%) Microservices
11 105 (11.95%) SDLC
12 100 (11.38%) Test Automation
13 99 (11.26%) BDD
13 99 (11.26%) Configuration Management
14 97 (11.04%) Stakeholder Management
15 87 (9.90%) Coaching
15 87 (9.90%) Continuous Delivery
16 84 (9.56%) E-Commerce
17 76 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
18 71 (8.08%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 188 (21.39%) Java
2 111 (12.63%) JavaScript
3 78 (8.87%) SQL
4 65 (7.39%) Python
5 49 (5.57%) C#
6 31 (3.53%) Bash Shell
7 30 (3.41%) TypeScript
8 26 (2.96%) Scala
9 24 (2.73%) ES6
10 23 (2.62%) PowerShell
11 22 (2.50%) Groovy
12 21 (2.39%) Ruby
13 18 (2.05%) Shell Script
14 17 (1.93%) Perl
15 16 (1.82%) PL/SQL
16 15 (1.71%) Java 8
17 14 (1.59%) Go
18 12 (1.37%) Clojure
19 11 (1.25%) T-SQL
20 10 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 79 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 63 (7.17%) SC Cleared
3 19 (2.16%) Degree
4 9 (1.02%) PMP
5 7 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.57%) ISEB
7 5 (0.57%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.23%) APMP
9 2 (0.23%) CBAP
9 2 (0.23%) CCNA
9 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.23%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.23%) MCSE
10 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.11%) OSCE
10 1 (0.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (8.76%) QA
2 16 (1.82%) GDPR
3 8 (0.91%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.91%) HL7
3 8 (0.91%) PMO
4 6 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.57%) SLA
6 2 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 105 (11.95%) Docker
2 25 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.93%) Active Directory
4 14 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.91%) Firmware
5 8 (0.91%) vSphere
6 7 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.68%) HDFS
8 4 (0.46%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.46%) XenApp
9 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 125 (14.22%) Ansible
2 72 (8.19%) Terraform
3 70 (7.96%) Puppet
4 67 (7.62%) Kubernetes
5 51 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (3.19%) SCCM
7 13 (1.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 10 (1.14%) Consul
9 9 (1.02%) Hadoop YARN
10 8 (0.91%) Oozie
10 8 (0.91%) Salt
11 7 (0.80%) Ambari
12 6 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 5 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
13 5 (0.57%) Prometheus
14 4 (0.46%) Packer
14 4 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 3 (0.34%) Control-M
15 3 (0.34%) Grafana
Vendors
1 105 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 72 (8.19%) Oracle
3 48 (5.46%) Atlassian
4 32 (3.64%) Google
5 25 (2.84%) VMware
6 22 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.14%) Dynatrace
7 10 (1.14%) SAP
8 8 (0.91%) Adyen
8 8 (0.91%) Citrix
8 8 (0.91%) Cloudera
8 8 (0.91%) Hortonworks
8 8 (0.91%) Talend
8 8 (0.91%) WorldPay
9 7 (0.80%) HP
9 7 (0.80%) Tableau
10 6 (0.68%) Blue Prism
10 6 (0.68%) Cognos
10 6 (0.68%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.68%) TOWER Software