Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 181 182
Rank change year-on-year +17 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 31 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.60% 0.55% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.67% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 28
South West median daily rate £419 £445 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.90% +14.10% +4.00%
10th Percentile £243 £323 £302
90th Percentile £525 £530 £516
England median daily rate £486 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -1.77% +4.21% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £48.75 £29.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year +68.10% -7.76% +16.57%

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 4,157 4,501 5,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.36% 81.94% 81.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,562 3,014 3,459
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £514
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 280 251
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £47.85 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.30 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.38% +16.05%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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
Dorset - 8 £470 - 2
Devon +4 7 £395 -21.00%
Gloucestershire +11 5 £405 +10.96% 3
Bristol -10 5 £501 +12.47% 7
Wiltshire +16 3 £213 -
Somerset -6 2 £425 -
Software Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Scrum
3 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (29.03%) Banking
4 8 (25.81%) Finance
5 6 (19.35%) Business Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) QA
6 5 (16.13%) JIRA
6 5 (16.13%) SDLC
7 4 (12.90%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.90%) Confluence
7 4 (12.90%) Retail
7 4 (12.90%) ISO 14001
7 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.90%) Java
7 4 (12.90%) SQL
7 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
7 4 (12.90%) ISO 9001
7 4 (12.90%) Project Management
8 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (9.68%) SOA
8 3 (9.68%) Validation
8 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
8 3 (9.68%) Requirements Management
8 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
8 3 (9.68%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (9.68%) PMO
8 3 (9.68%) Regulatory Compliance
8 3 (9.68%) User Stories

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 (12.90%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) Maven
General
1 9 (29.03%) Banking
2 8 (25.81%) Finance
3 4 (12.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Project Manager
3 7 (22.58%) Business Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Software Manager
4 6 (19.35%) Software Project Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Scrum Master
6 3 (9.68%) Software Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking Systems Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) SAP Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Software Delivery Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Software Delivery Project Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) REST
1 1 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.45%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
1 2 (6.45%) Unix
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Scrum
3 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (19.35%) Business Analysis
5 5 (16.13%) SDLC
6 4 (12.90%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.90%) Project Management
7 3 (9.68%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (9.68%) Regulatory Compliance
7 3 (9.68%) Requirements Management
7 3 (9.68%) SOA
7 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
7 3 (9.68%) User Stories
7 3 (9.68%) Validation
7 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.45%) Data Transformation
8 2 (6.45%) DevOps
8 2 (6.45%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) Java
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
2 4 (12.90%) ISO 14001
2 4 (12.90%) ISO 9001
3 3 (9.68%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.23%) Capita
2 1 (3.23%) Planview