Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 303 323
Rank change year-on-year +9 +20 +27
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 866 817 749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.90% 0.86% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.00% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 610 497
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +2.70%
10th Percentile £363 £355 £303
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 14
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +25.00% -10.94%
10th Percentile £25.13 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.00 £44.78
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 83,667 81,804 81,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.77% 86.07% 85.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,090 55,089 54,268
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,099 1,904 2,266
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.30 £49.93 £47.81
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -6 390 £550 +4.76% 76
South East +29 173 £475 - 34
North of England +11 127 £475 +7.16% 56
Yorkshire +9 69 £450 -4.26% 25
East of England +7 64 £510 +7.37% 7
Midlands -22 64 £475 - 30
South West -24 49 £425 - 30
West Midlands -13 47 £475 +5.56% 24
North West -6 41 £450 +2.27% 28
North East -10 17 £525 +45.83% 3
East Midlands -16 13 £513 +7.89% 6
Software Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 559 (64.55%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (28.06%) Scrum
3 232 (26.79%) Finance
4 219 (25.29%) DevOps
5 188 (21.71%) Java
6 181 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
7 167 (19.28%) Linux
8 155 (17.90%) JIRA
9 143 (16.51%) TDD
10 137 (15.82%) Continuous Integration
11 124 (14.32%) Jenkins
12 118 (13.63%) Project Management
13 116 (13.39%) JavaScript
14 112 (12.93%) Docker
14 112 (12.93%) SDLC
15 111 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
15 111 (12.82%) Git (software)
16 110 (12.70%) Ansible
17 106 (12.24%) Mentoring
17 106 (12.24%) Microsoft
18 104 (12.01%) BDD
18 104 (12.01%) Configuration Management
19 102 (11.78%) Stakeholder Management
19 102 (11.78%) Test Automation
20 100 (11.55%) Oracle
21 99 (11.43%) Security Cleared
22 91 (10.51%) Kanban
23 90 (10.39%) SQL
24 88 (10.16%) Waterfall
25 87 (10.05%) Microservices

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 77 (8.89%) Confluence
2 20 (2.31%) Apache Spark
3 15 (1.73%) Apache Qpid
3 15 (1.73%) Drupal
3 15 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (1.62%) OpenStack
5 13 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.39%) Apache
7 11 (1.27%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (0.81%) IIS
8 7 (0.81%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.69%) nginx
10 5 (0.58%) JBoss
10 5 (0.58%) WordPress
11 4 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.46%) CMS
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.46%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (1.85%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) InVision
Business Applications
1 5 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.23%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.23%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) HFM
4 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 181 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (4.62%) GitHub
4 35 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (3.35%) SaaS
6 26 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 26 (3.00%) IaaS
6 26 (3.00%) PaaS
7 23 (2.66%) Apigee
7 23 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (2.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 20 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (2.31%) Amazon S3
9 17 (1.96%) Serverless
10 14 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (1.39%) Route 53
11 12 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.69%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.58%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.58%) TCP/IP
2 49 (5.66%) HTTP
3 44 (5.08%) VPN
4 38 (4.39%) SSL
5 30 (3.46%) Firewall
6 26 (3.00%) DNS
7 25 (2.89%) Kerberos
8 23 (2.66%) ICMP
9 22 (2.54%) SNMP
10 13 (1.50%) 802.11
11 11 (1.27%) VoIP
11 11 (1.27%) Wireless
12 10 (1.15%) SAN
13 6 (0.69%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.69%) Internet
14 5 (0.58%) SMS
15 3 (0.35%) LAN
15 3 (0.35%) WAN
16 2 (0.23%) 3G
16 2 (0.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
3 34 (3.93%) MySQL
4 29 (3.35%) Amazon RDS
5 28 (3.23%) Hadoop
6 25 (2.89%) Big Data
6 25 (2.89%) MongoDB
7 21 (2.42%) NoSQL
8 20 (2.31%) Oracle Database
9 19 (2.19%) Pentaho
10 15 (1.73%) Apache Hive
11 12 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.15%) HBase
14 9 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
15 8 (0.92%) Relational Database
15 8 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.92%) SQLPlus
16 6 (0.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 155 (17.90%) JIRA
2 124 (14.32%) Jenkins
3 111 (12.82%) Git (software)
4 50 (5.77%) Selenium
5 35 (4.04%) GitLab
6 31 (3.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 31 (3.58%) Subversion
7 30 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (2.66%) Cucumber
9 22 (2.54%) Maven
10 20 (2.31%) webpack
11 19 (2.19%) Visual Studio
12 17 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
13 16 (1.85%) Babel
14 15 (1.73%) Bitbucket
15 14 (1.62%) Burp Suite
15 14 (1.62%) JIRA Agile
15 14 (1.62%) Metasploit
16 13 (1.50%) SoapUI
17 11 (1.27%) TeamCity
General
1 232 (26.79%) Finance
2 66 (7.62%) Banking
3 26 (3.00%) Retail
4 15 (1.73%) Marketing
5 14 (1.62%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.50%) Back Office
7 11 (1.27%) Publishing
7 11 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.04%) Legal
8 9 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.81%) Electronics
10 5 (0.58%) Front Office
10 5 (0.58%) Games
11 4 (0.46%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.35%) Billing
12 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.35%) French Language
12 3 (0.35%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 176 (20.32%) Developer
2 106 (12.24%) Project Manager
3 105 (12.12%) DevOps Engineer
4 85 (9.82%) Analyst
5 79 (9.12%) Scrum Master
6 61 (7.04%) Architect
7 58 (6.70%) Business Analyst
8 56 (6.47%) Delivery Manager
9 54 (6.24%) Java Developer
10 43 (4.97%) Software Manager
11 35 (4.04%) Software Project Manager
12 34 (3.93%) AWS DevOps
13 32 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
13 32 (3.70%) Senior Developer
14 30 (3.46%) Senior DevOps
15 28 (3.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 28 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 24 (2.77%) Software Delivery Manager
16 24 (2.77%) Software Engineer
17 22 (2.54%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (7.04%) React
2 58 (6.70%) .NET
2 58 (6.70%) Node.js
3 57 (6.58%) AngularJS
3 57 (6.58%) CSS
4 52 (6.00%) HTML
5 43 (4.97%) REST
6 42 (4.85%) Web Services
7 36 (4.16%) Spring
8 35 (4.04%) JSON
9 34 (3.93%) Spring Boot
10 29 (3.35%) RESTful
11 27 (3.12%) XML
12 26 (3.00%) SOAP
13 25 (2.89%) Sass
14 24 (2.77%) Kafka
15 23 (2.66%) HTML5
15 23 (2.66%) OAuth
16 20 (2.31%) ASP.NET
17 19 (2.19%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.70%) Enterprise Software
2 55 (6.35%) User Experience
3 38 (4.39%) Data Centre
4 35 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (3.70%) Public Cloud
6 31 (3.58%) Virtual Team
7 29 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (2.77%) Wiki
10 16 (1.85%) Fintech
10 16 (1.85%) Mobile App
11 14 (1.62%) Cyberthreat
11 14 (1.62%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.62%) SCADA
12 13 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (1.50%) Private Cloud
13 10 (1.15%) Credit Risk
14 9 (1.04%) Device Driver
15 8 (0.92%) Market Risk
16 7 (0.81%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 167 (19.28%) Linux
2 73 (8.43%) Windows
3 38 (4.39%) Unix
4 28 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (2.19%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.62%) Kali Linux
7 11 (1.27%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.15%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.04%) Android
10 7 (0.81%) CentOS
11 6 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.23%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.23%) Mesosphere
13 2 (0.23%) VMS
13 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.12%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (64.55%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (28.06%) Scrum
3 219 (25.29%) DevOps
4 143 (16.51%) TDD
5 137 (15.82%) Continuous Integration
6 118 (13.63%) Project Management
7 112 (12.93%) SDLC
8 106 (12.24%) Mentoring
9 104 (12.01%) BDD
9 104 (12.01%) Configuration Management
10 102 (11.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 102 (11.78%) Test Automation
11 91 (10.51%) Kanban
12 88 (10.16%) Waterfall
13 87 (10.05%) Continuous Delivery
13 87 (10.05%) Microservices
14 86 (9.93%) Software Engineering
15 82 (9.47%) Open Source
16 80 (9.24%) Coaching
17 67 (7.74%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 188 (21.71%) Java
2 116 (13.39%) JavaScript
3 90 (10.39%) SQL
4 71 (8.20%) Python
5 65 (7.51%) C#
6 46 (5.31%) Bash Shell
7 36 (4.16%) Ruby
8 34 (3.93%) Perl
9 33 (3.81%) PowerShell
10 31 (3.58%) ES6
10 31 (3.58%) TypeScript
11 25 (2.89%) Scala
12 22 (2.54%) C
13 18 (2.08%) PL/SQL
14 17 (1.96%) Groovy
14 17 (1.96%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.62%) Java 8
15 14 (1.62%) Lua
16 10 (1.15%) Go
16 10 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 99 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 82 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 37 (4.27%) Degree
4 14 (1.62%) OSCE
5 7 (0.81%) PMI Certification
5 7 (0.81%) PMP
6 5 (0.58%) CREST Certified
6 5 (0.58%) GPEN
6 5 (0.58%) ISEB
6 5 (0.58%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.58%) OSCP
6 5 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.58%) SANS
6 5 (0.58%) Tigerscheme
7 4 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.35%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (9.47%) QA
2 17 (1.96%) GDPR
3 12 (1.39%) PMO
4 8 (0.92%) SLA
5 6 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.58%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.23%) P3O
8 1 (0.12%) HL7
8 1 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 112 (12.93%) Docker
2 15 (1.73%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 15 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.04%) Firmware
3 9 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.69%) HDFS
5 4 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.23%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 110 (12.70%) Ansible
2 67 (7.74%) Kubernetes
3 63 (7.27%) Terraform
4 52 (6.00%) Puppet
5 26 (3.00%) SCCM
6 25 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 15 (1.73%) Nessus
9 14 (1.62%) Nmap
10 12 (1.39%) Consul
11 11 (1.27%) Hadoop YARN
12 9 (1.04%) Ambari
13 8 (0.92%) Kibana
13 8 (0.92%) Oozie
14 6 (0.69%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
15 5 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
16 4 (0.46%) Grafana
16 4 (0.46%) logstash
17 3 (0.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 106 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 100 (11.55%) Oracle
3 48 (5.54%) Atlassian
4 34 (3.93%) Google
5 22 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (2.42%) VMware
7 15 (1.73%) SAP
8 13 (1.50%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.15%) HP
9 10 (1.15%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.04%) Cloudera
11 8 (0.92%) Adyen
11 8 (0.92%) Dynatrace
11 8 (0.92%) Hortonworks
11 8 (0.92%) Talend
11 8 (0.92%) WorldPay
12 7 (0.81%) Cadence
12 7 (0.81%) Citrix
12 7 (0.81%) Tableau
12 7 (0.81%) Workday