Period
to 15 June 2019

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 15 June 2019 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
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 365 327 336
Rank change year-on-year -38 +9 -20
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 546 704 612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.78% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.89% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 494 426
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £365 £363 £325
90th Percentile £700 £675 £641
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 16
England median hourly rate £60.00 £35.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% +191.67% -66.67%
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +64.29% +191.67% -66.67%

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 72,304 78,714 71,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.34% 86.73% 85.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,988 52,217 47,218
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,913 2,150 1,921
England median hourly rate £24.95 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.41% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £21.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.87% -12.40% -

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 15 June 2019.

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
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 15 June 2019. 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 +25 293 £550 +5.77% 29
South East -30 75 £480 -4.00% 5
North of England -48 75 £425 - 19
South West +4 46 £488 +14.71% 12
North West +20 40 £432 +1.65% 14
Midlands +9 39 £400 -15.79% 9
Yorkshire -34 27 £425 -2.24% 5
West Midlands -8 25 £464 -0.70% 6
East of England -21 17 £456 -3.95% 4
East Midlands +17 14 £303 -36.32% 3
North East -9 8 £400 +6.67%
South Coast - 1 - -
Software Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 2019, 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.

1 372 (68.13%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (32.23%) DevOps
3 166 (30.40%) Finance
4 148 (27.11%) Java
5 125 (22.89%) Jenkins
6 112 (20.51%) Scrum
7 97 (17.77%) TDD
8 96 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
9 92 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
10 90 (16.48%) Git (software)
11 89 (16.30%) JavaScript
11 89 (16.30%) Docker
12 86 (15.75%) .NET
13 82 (15.02%) Linux
14 80 (14.65%) Microservices
15 78 (14.29%) AngularJS
16 76 (13.92%) BDD
17 75 (13.74%) Amazon AWS
18 74 (13.55%) SQL
19 72 (13.19%) Test Automation
20 71 (13.00%) Python
21 69 (12.64%) JIRA
22 68 (12.45%) Continuous Delivery
23 66 (12.09%) SDLC
23 66 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
24 64 (11.72%) C#
24 64 (11.72%) Project Management
25 62 (11.36%) Banking
26 60 (10.99%) Microsoft
27 57 (10.44%) HTML

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 31 (5.68%) Confluence
2 25 (4.58%) Apache
3 20 (3.66%) Tomcat
4 19 (3.48%) CMS
4 19 (3.48%) nginx
5 16 (2.93%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (2.75%) SharePoint
7 12 (2.20%) WebSphere
8 11 (2.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 10 (1.83%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.65%) Apache Solr
11 8 (1.47%) JBoss
11 8 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (1.28%) Apache Spark
12 7 (1.28%) IIS
13 4 (0.73%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.55%) GemFire
14 3 (0.55%) Mule
14 3 (0.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (2.01%) MS Visio
2 9 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.65%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.18%) Primavera
4 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.18%) Summit
4 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 92 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (13.74%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (6.04%) PaaS
4 25 (4.58%) GitHub
5 22 (4.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 21 (3.85%) SaaS
7 16 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (2.93%) Serverless
8 15 (2.75%) Amazon S3
9 14 (2.56%) Power Platform
10 13 (2.38%) Office 365
11 12 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 12 (2.20%) Amazon ECS
12 10 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (1.83%) npm
13 9 (1.65%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (1.65%) IaaS
14 8 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.30%) Internet
2 12 (2.20%) Intranet
3 11 (2.01%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (1.65%) HTTP
5 4 (0.73%) DNS
5 4 (0.73%) Firewall
6 3 (0.55%) VPN
7 2 (0.37%) DHCP
7 2 (0.37%) DSL
7 2 (0.37%) Network Security
7 2 (0.37%) SAN
7 2 (0.37%) VoIP
8 1 (0.18%) 802.11
8 1 (0.18%) Broadband
8 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.18%) ICMP
8 1 (0.18%) Skype
8 1 (0.18%) SNMP
8 1 (0.18%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.33%) NoSQL
2 39 (7.14%) MySQL
3 36 (6.59%) SQL Server
4 20 (3.66%) Big Data
5 16 (2.93%) Azure SQL Database
6 15 (2.75%) MongoDB
7 14 (2.56%) Power BI
7 14 (2.56%) Relational Database
8 13 (2.38%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.47%) Redis
11 7 (1.28%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.28%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.92%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.92%) BigQuery
12 5 (0.92%) Bigtable
12 5 (0.92%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 125 (22.89%) Jenkins
2 90 (16.48%) Git (software)
3 69 (12.64%) JIRA
4 47 (8.61%) Maven
5 23 (4.21%) Jasmine
6 20 (3.66%) JUnit
7 19 (3.48%) Selenium
8 17 (3.11%) Cucumber
8 17 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (2.93%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (2.75%) Mockito
10 15 (2.75%) Subversion
10 15 (2.75%) TeamCity
11 14 (2.56%) Bitbucket
12 13 (2.38%) GitLab
12 13 (2.38%) gulp
12 13 (2.38%) MSBuild
12 13 (2.38%) Visual Studio
13 12 (2.20%) IntelliJ
13 12 (2.20%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 166 (30.40%) Finance
2 62 (11.36%) Banking
3 43 (7.88%) Retail
4 17 (3.11%) Games
5 16 (2.93%) Marketing
6 15 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.20%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.83%) Back Office
9 8 (1.47%) Wholesale Banking
10 7 (1.28%) Front Office
11 5 (0.92%) Automotive
11 5 (0.92%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.73%) Electronics
12 4 (0.73%) French Language
12 4 (0.73%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.73%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.55%) Publishing
14 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.18%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 123 (22.53%) Developer
2 73 (13.37%) Analyst
3 64 (11.72%) DevOps Engineer
4 59 (10.81%) Architect
5 57 (10.44%) Project Manager
6 55 (10.07%) Java Developer
7 45 (8.24%) Business Analyst
8 27 (4.95%) Senior Developer
9 24 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (4.03%) Scrum Master
11 19 (3.48%) Delivery Manager
11 19 (3.48%) Software Project Manager
12 17 (3.11%) Full Stack Developer
13 16 (2.93%) .NET Developer
13 16 (2.93%) Technical Architect
14 14 (2.56%) Linux Engineer
14 14 (2.56%) Programme Manager
14 14 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
14 14 (2.56%) Senior Manager
14 14 (2.56%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (15.75%) .NET
2 78 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 57 (10.44%) HTML
4 54 (9.89%) Web Services
5 48 (8.79%) CSS
6 47 (8.61%) RESTful
7 40 (7.33%) HTML5
8 39 (7.14%) Node.js
9 34 (6.23%) React
9 34 (6.23%) Spring
10 32 (5.86%) jQuery
11 31 (5.68%) ASP.NET
12 30 (5.49%) CSS3
13 24 (4.40%) REST
13 24 (4.40%) XML
14 23 (4.21%) .NET Core
15 22 (4.03%) .NET Framework
15 22 (4.03%) Middleware
16 19 (3.48%) Kafka
17 18 (3.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.16%) Enterprise Software
2 32 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (4.03%) User Experience
5 13 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.65%) Cloud Native
8 9 (1.65%) FMCG
8 9 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.65%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.10%) Derivative
9 6 (1.10%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.92%) Marketing Technology
11 4 (0.73%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.73%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.73%) Equities
11 4 (0.73%) NHS
12 3 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 82 (15.02%) Linux
2 29 (5.31%) Windows
3 17 (3.11%) Unix
4 13 (2.38%) Android
5 10 (1.83%) Ubuntu
6 8 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.92%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.92%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (68.13%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (32.23%) DevOps
3 112 (20.51%) Scrum
4 97 (17.77%) TDD
5 96 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
6 80 (14.65%) Microservices
7 76 (13.92%) BDD
8 72 (13.19%) Test Automation
9 68 (12.45%) Continuous Delivery
10 66 (12.09%) SDLC
10 66 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 64 (11.72%) Project Management
12 57 (10.44%) Problem-Solving
13 56 (10.26%) Mentoring
13 56 (10.26%) Waterfall
14 55 (10.07%) User Stories
15 48 (8.79%) Continuous Improvement
16 46 (8.42%) Configuration Management
16 46 (8.42%) Software Engineering
17 42 (7.69%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 148 (27.11%) Java
2 89 (16.30%) JavaScript
3 74 (13.55%) SQL
4 71 (13.00%) Python
5 64 (11.72%) C#
6 52 (9.52%) PowerShell
7 32 (5.86%) Bash Shell
7 32 (5.86%) TypeScript
8 26 (4.76%) Ruby
9 24 (4.40%) Java 8
10 17 (3.11%) ES6
10 17 (3.11%) Scala
11 16 (2.93%) C++
11 16 (2.93%) Shell Script
12 15 (2.75%) Groovy
12 15 (2.75%) Perl
13 10 (1.83%) Kotlin
14 9 (1.65%) Go
15 7 (1.28%) PHP
16 6 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (6.23%) Degree
2 32 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 27 (4.95%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.92%) DBS Check
5 5 (0.92%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.55%) APMP
6 3 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.37%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (0.37%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.18%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.18%) IIBA
8 1 (0.18%) ISEB
8 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.18%) OSCE
8 1 (0.18%) PMP
8 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (9.52%) QA
2 11 (2.01%) GDPR
2 11 (2.01%) PMO
3 4 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.55%) HL7
4 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) PSD2
5 1 (0.18%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 89 (16.30%) Docker
2 16 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.18%) iptables
6 1 (0.18%) NFS
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (10.44%) Kubernetes
2 52 (9.52%) Ansible
3 47 (8.61%) Puppet
4 35 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (4.76%) Terraform
6 12 (2.20%) SCCM
7 7 (1.28%) Control-M
7 7 (1.28%) logstash
8 6 (1.10%) Graphite
8 6 (1.10%) HAProxy
8 6 (1.10%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (0.55%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.55%) Grafana
11 2 (0.37%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.18%) Consul
12 1 (0.18%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.18%) Pingdom
12 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 60 (10.99%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.34%) Oracle
3 23 (4.21%) Atlassian
4 15 (2.75%) MuleSoft
5 14 (2.56%) Google
5 14 (2.56%) SAP
6 12 (2.20%) Adobe
7 9 (1.65%) Facebook
8 8 (1.47%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.28%) BMC
9 7 (1.28%) Remedy
9 7 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.28%) VMware
10 6 (1.10%) IBM
11 5 (0.92%) Pega
12 4 (0.73%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.73%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.55%) Dynatrace
13 3 (0.55%) F5
13 3 (0.55%) TIBCO