Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 16 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
England > South West
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 167 174
Rank change year-on-year -14 +7 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 40 35 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.66% 0.64% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.76% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 29
South West median daily rate £438 £400 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -10.11% +27.14%
10th Percentile £356 £299 £313
90th Percentile £575 £530 £528
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +7.14% -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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,168 4,580 4,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.46% 83.15% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,193 2,893 3,144
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 189 265
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.04%
10th Percentile £12.80 £12.79 £12.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%

Software Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Delivery in the South West

Software Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Delivery in the South West

Software Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Delivery in the South West over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Delivery in the South West

Software Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Delivery in the South West

Software Delivery
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 16 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
Wiltshire -3 15 £438 +62.79%
Devon +4 12 £365 -4.58% 2
Bristol -14 7 £438 -9.79% 13
Somerset -2 2 £325 -7.14% 3
Dorset -7 1 £425 -9.57% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Software Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 South West region with a requirement for Software Delivery.

1 31 (77.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) Finance
3 14 (35.00%) Scrum
4 9 (22.50%) Kanban
5 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 8 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (20.00%) Microservices
6 7 (17.50%) Kubernetes
6 7 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
6 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
6 7 (17.50%) Oracle
7 6 (15.00%) Linux
7 6 (15.00%) Project Management
7 6 (15.00%) JIRA
7 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (15.00%) BDD
7 6 (15.00%) Bitbucket
7 6 (15.00%) Docker
8 5 (12.50%) Line Management
8 5 (12.50%) SDLC
8 5 (12.50%) Cucumber
8 5 (12.50%) REST
8 5 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
9 4 (10.00%) SQL
9 4 (10.00%) .NET

Software Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 4 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (7.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (5.00%) CloudFront
2 2 (5.00%) npm
2 2 (5.00%) NuGet
2 2 (5.00%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) SMS
1 1 (2.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.00%) Bitbucket
2 6 (15.00%) JIRA
3 5 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.50%) Maven
5 3 (7.50%) SonarQube
5 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio Code
6 2 (5.00%) Artifactory
6 2 (5.00%) JMeter
6 2 (5.00%) Selenium
6 2 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (5.00%) WebStorm
7 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) General Ledger
3 3 (7.50%) Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Back Office
4 2 (5.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) Electronics
5 1 (2.50%) Local Government
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Retail
5 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Business Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (10.00%) Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Systems Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Agile Coach
5 3 (7.50%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 3 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) E-Business Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
1 5 (12.50%) REST
2 4 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) HTML
2 4 (10.00%) Middleware
3 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.50%) RAML
3 3 (7.50%) React
3 3 (7.50%) Spring
3 3 (7.50%) Swagger
3 3 (7.50%) YAML
4 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.00%) HTML5
4 2 (5.00%) jQuery
4 2 (5.00%) Kafka
4 2 (5.00%) Sass
4 2 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) iPad
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Linux
2 4 (10.00%) Unix
3 2 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (77.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) Scrum
3 9 (22.50%) Kanban
4 8 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (20.00%) Microservices
5 6 (15.00%) BDD
5 6 (15.00%) Project Management
5 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (12.50%) Line Management
6 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 5 (12.50%) SDLC
7 4 (10.00%) Coaching
7 4 (10.00%) DevOps
7 4 (10.00%) Release Management
7 4 (10.00%) SOA
7 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.00%) Workflow
8 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.00%) Java
2 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 4 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.00%) F#
4 2 (5.00%) Java 8
4 2 (5.00%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) Scala
4 2 (5.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Kubernetes
2 3 (7.50%) Ansible
2 3 (7.50%) Puppet
2 3 (7.50%) Terraform
3 2 (5.00%) Grafana
4 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (7.50%) Apigee
3 3 (7.50%) AppDynamics
3 3 (7.50%) Splunk
4 2 (5.00%) Veracode
5 1 (2.50%) Google
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) SAP