Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 14 July 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 > North West
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 108 165 173
Rank change year-on-year +57 +8 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 25 43 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.00% 0.81% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.95% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 33
Median daily rate £383 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.54% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £360 £354 £357
90th Percentile £519 £639 £575
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £56.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +60.71% +191.67%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,081 4,545 5,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.24% 85.74% 85.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,288 2,973 3,336
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £263 £263
90th Percentile £616 £600 £575
England median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 164 259
Median hourly rate £27.20 £25.42 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.99% +7.02% -33.10%
10th Percentile £11.88 £13.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.53 £53.50
Median hourly rate £32.15 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.58% +13.64% -12.00%

Software Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Software Delivery as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Software Delivery in the North West

Software Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Delivery in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Software Delivery in the North West

Software Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Delivery in the North West over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Delivery in the North West

Software Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Delivery in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Software Delivery in the North West

Software Delivery
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 14 July 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
Manchester +53 20 £410 -15.90% 4
Cheshire +20 3 £383 -6.65% 1
Merseyside +11 2 £375 -28.57%
Software Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Software Delivery.

1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) MySQL
3 9 (36.00%) Java
4 8 (32.00%) OO
4 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
5 7 (28.00%) JIRA
5 7 (28.00%) Azure
5 7 (28.00%) GitHub
5 7 (28.00%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (28.00%) Mentoring
5 7 (28.00%) GitLab
5 7 (28.00%) TDD
5 7 (28.00%) Kubernetes
6 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (24.00%) Oracle
6 6 (24.00%) ETL
6 6 (24.00%) Coaching
6 6 (24.00%) User Stories
7 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 5 (20.00%) C#
7 5 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (16.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (16.00%) Cloud Native
8 4 (16.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 4 (16.00%) Tech Ops
8 4 (16.00%) Project Delivery
8 4 (16.00%) Observability
8 4 (16.00%) Migration

Software Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (28.00%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (12.00%) Confluence
4 2 (8.00%) IIS
5 1 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Azure
1 7 (28.00%) GitHub
2 4 (16.00%) AWS
2 4 (16.00%) GCP
3 3 (12.00%) PaaS
3 3 (12.00%) Trello
4 2 (8.00%) Power Platform
5 1 (4.00%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) DHCP
1 1 (4.00%) DNS
1 1 (4.00%) FTP
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) IPsec
1 1 (4.00%) OpenVPN
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) MySQL
2 5 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (16.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (12.00%) Neo4j
4 3 (12.00%) Redis
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (8.00%) Power BI
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (28.00%) GitLab
2 7 (28.00%) JIRA
3 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.00%) CocoaPods
5 1 (4.00%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (8.00%) Automotive
1 2 (8.00%) Housing Association
1 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (8.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Reliability Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Data Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Digital Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Java Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Java Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Java Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Kafka
1 4 (16.00%) RESTful
2 3 (12.00%) CSS
2 3 (12.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) HTML5
2 3 (12.00%) React Native
2 3 (12.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (12.00%) Spring
2 3 (12.00%) Spring Boot
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Cloud Native
1 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.00%) Android
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) OO
3 7 (28.00%) Mentoring
3 7 (28.00%) TDD
4 6 (24.00%) Coaching
4 6 (24.00%) ETL
4 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (24.00%) User Stories
5 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (16.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (16.00%) Data Cleansing
6 4 (16.00%) Data Mapping
6 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (16.00%) DevOps
6 4 (16.00%) Microservices
6 4 (16.00%) Observability
6 4 (16.00%) Pair Programming
6 4 (16.00%) Project Delivery
6 4 (16.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) Ruby
5 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.00%) SQL
5 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.00%) VBA
6 1 (4.00%) Apple Swift
6 1 (4.00%) Go
6 1 (4.00%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.00%) Ansible
2 1 (4.00%) Grafana
2 1 (4.00%) Prometheus
2 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Google
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) SAP