Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 174 177
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3 +12
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 27 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.53% 0.42% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.51% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 25
South West median daily rate £375 £403 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.83% -2.42% +8.20%
10th Percentile £253 £319 £288
90th Percentile £575 £497 £503
England median daily rate £497 £486 £450
% change year-on-year +2.24% +8.06% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +191.67% -68.42% +25.74%

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 4,171 4,324 4,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.85% 83.43% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,511 2,815 3,253
South West median daily rate £405 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £253
90th Percentile £563 £550 £534
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 219 261
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.52% -1.25% +22.93%
10th Percentile £11.18 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% +9.52%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 - 12 £550 -
Bristol -1 7 £375 - 10
Gloucestershire +13 3 £315 -13.70% 2
Devon -16 1 £325 -25.12% 1
Dorset - 1 £425 -
Software Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 25 (92.59%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) JavaScript
3 13 (48.15%) HTML
4 12 (44.44%) Software Engineering
5 10 (37.04%) CSS
5 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
6 9 (33.33%) REST
7 8 (29.63%) Finance
8 7 (25.93%) XML
8 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
8 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.93%) SQL
8 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
8 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
9 6 (22.22%) BDD
9 6 (22.22%) Bitbucket
9 6 (22.22%) Microservices
9 6 (22.22%) .NET
10 5 (18.52%) C#
10 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
10 5 (18.52%) MVC
10 5 (18.52%) JIRA
10 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (18.52%) Kubernetes
10 5 (18.52%) TypeScript
10 5 (18.52%) Docker
10 5 (18.52%) AngularJS
10 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
10 5 (18.52%) Cucumber

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 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.11%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (11.11%) Office 365
4 2 (7.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (7.41%) CloudFront
4 2 (7.41%) npm
4 2 (7.41%) NuGet
4 2 (7.41%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Bitbucket
1 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
2 5 (18.52%) JIRA
3 3 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (11.11%) Maven
3 3 (11.11%) SonarQube
3 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio Code
4 2 (7.41%) Artifactory
4 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.41%) JMeter
4 2 (7.41%) Selenium
4 2 (7.41%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (7.41%) WebStorm
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Back Office
3 2 (7.41%) Electronics
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Cloud Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Developer
2 7 (25.93%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 3 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Software Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) .NET Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Implementation Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) HTML
2 10 (37.04%) CSS
3 9 (33.33%) REST
4 7 (25.93%) XML
5 6 (22.22%) .NET
6 5 (18.52%) AngularJS
6 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
7 4 (14.81%) jQuery
8 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (11.11%) RAML
8 3 (11.11%) React
8 3 (11.11%) Spring
8 3 (11.11%) Swagger
8 3 (11.11%) YAML
9 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (7.41%) HTML5
9 2 (7.41%) Kafka
9 2 (7.41%) Sass
9 2 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (92.59%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 6 (22.22%) BDD
3 6 (22.22%) Microservices
4 5 (18.52%) MVC
4 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
5 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Scrum
5 3 (11.11%) SOLID
5 3 (11.11%) TDD
6 2 (7.41%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (7.41%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (7.41%) Decision-Making
6 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (7.41%) Mobile Development
6 2 (7.41%) Open Source
6 2 (7.41%) Regulatory Compliance
6 2 (7.41%) Use Case
6 2 (7.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) JavaScript
2 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
2 7 (25.93%) SQL
3 5 (18.52%) C#
3 5 (18.52%) TypeScript
4 4 (14.81%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.41%) F#
5 2 (7.41%) Java 8
5 2 (7.41%) Python
5 2 (7.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
1 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Kubernetes
2 2 (7.41%) Grafana
2 2 (7.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) Apigee
3 3 (11.11%) AppDynamics
3 3 (11.11%) Atlassian
3 3 (11.11%) Splunk
4 2 (7.41%) SAP
4 2 (7.41%) Veracode
5 1 (3.70%) Capita
5 1 (3.70%) Planview
5 1 (3.70%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.70%) VMware