Period
to 13 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 13 December 2017 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
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 294 307 351
Rank change year-on-year +13 +44 +50
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 886 833 771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.81% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.96% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 558 526
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £291 £322
90th Percentile £625 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £451 £444 £425
% change year-on-year +1.58% +4.35% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 9
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -10.94% +39.73%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £30.28
90th Percentile £51.00 £44.78 £71.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £31.44
% change year-on-year +72.84% -35.59% +39.73%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87364 86610 92413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.55% 83.91% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58341 57227 60029
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.75% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2006 2349 2749
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.15 £23.50
% change year-on-year +3.52% +2.77% +17.50%

Software Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software Delivery as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Delivery over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Delivery over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 13 December 2017. 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
England +20 813 £490 +3.16% 156
UK excluding London +14 459 £451 +1.58% 125
London 0 413 £520 -0.48% 47
South East +7 126 £475 +11.76% 20
North of England 0 102 £450 +5.88% 48
Midlands +55 76 £475 +5.56% 15
East of England +3 61 £475 - 13
Yorkshire +10 53 £475 -5.00% 24
West Midlands +36 39 £450 +12.50% 7
South West +2 36 £425 -5.03% 13
East Midlands +13 35 £475 +15.15% 8
Wales +4 33 £519 +9.21% 1
North West +2 27 £440 -2.22% 21
Scotland -24 27 £366 +9.33% 15
North East +28 22 £360 +63.64% 3
Northern Ireland -38 1 £103 -27.72%

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Delivery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Software Delivery.

1 605 (68.28%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (31.26%) Scrum
3 195 (22.01%) DevOps
4 182 (20.54%) TDD
4 182 (20.54%) JIRA
5 181 (20.43%) Java
6 179 (20.20%) Finance
7 148 (16.70%) BDD
8 143 (16.14%) Project Management
9 140 (15.80%) Git (software)
10 138 (15.58%) Amazon AWS
10 138 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
11 126 (14.22%) Security Cleared
11 126 (14.22%) User Stories
12 120 (13.54%) Kanban
13 108 (12.19%) Confluence
14 107 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
15 106 (11.96%) SDLC
16 103 (11.63%) Jenkins
17 100 (11.29%) JavaScript
17 100 (11.29%) Degree
18 94 (10.61%) Python
19 93 (10.50%) Test Automation
20 89 (10.05%) Continuous Improvement
21 88 (9.93%) Banking
22 87 (9.82%) Docker
23 86 (9.71%) Microsoft
24 83 (9.37%) Analytics
25 81 (9.14%) SQL
26 79 (8.92%) Software Engineering

Software Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 108 (12.19%) Confluence
2 29 (3.27%) CMS
3 20 (2.26%) Apache Spark
4 18 (2.03%) JBoss
4 18 (2.03%) OpenStack
5 14 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (1.13%) GlassFish
6 10 (1.13%) Skype for Business
6 10 (1.13%) WildFly
7 9 (1.02%) SharePoint
8 8 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.90%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.79%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.56%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.34%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.34%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 17 (1.92%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.11%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 13 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.56%) Magento
3 5 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.23%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.11%) Sonata
5 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 138 (15.58%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (5.98%) GitHub
4 21 (2.37%) Google Analytics
5 15 (1.69%) IaaS
5 15 (1.69%) Serverless
6 13 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
6 13 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (1.35%) PaaS
8 11 (1.24%) SaaS
9 10 (1.13%) OpenShift
10 9 (1.02%) Amazon Glacier
10 9 (1.02%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.68%) CloudBees
13 5 (0.56%) Office 365
14 3 (0.34%) Datadog
14 3 (0.34%) Google Play
15 2 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
15 2 (0.23%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.58%) DNS
2 13 (1.47%) Firewall
3 11 (1.24%) DHCP
4 8 (0.90%) SMS
5 4 (0.45%) Internet
5 4 (0.45%) LDAP
5 4 (0.45%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.45%) VPN
6 3 (0.34%) 3G
6 3 (0.34%) ICMP
6 3 (0.34%) SAN
6 3 (0.34%) SSL
7 2 (0.23%) FTP
7 2 (0.23%) HTTP
7 2 (0.23%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.23%) RTP
7 2 (0.23%) Skype
7 2 (0.23%) SMTP
7 2 (0.23%) snoop
8 1 (0.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (8.80%) Relational Database
2 76 (8.58%) PostgreSQL
3 69 (7.79%) MySQL
3 69 (7.79%) NoSQL
4 46 (5.19%) SQL Server
5 40 (4.51%) Big Data
5 40 (4.51%) MongoDB
6 39 (4.40%) RDBMS
7 26 (2.93%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (1.13%) Event Store
10 9 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (1.02%) QlikView
11 7 (0.79%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.79%) Pentaho
12 6 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.68%) DB2
13 4 (0.45%) HBase
13 4 (0.45%) InfluxDB
14 3 (0.34%) HCatalog
Development Applications
1 182 (20.54%) JIRA
2 140 (15.80%) Git (software)
3 103 (11.63%) Jenkins
4 35 (3.95%) Selenium
5 34 (3.84%) TeamCity
6 28 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (3.05%) JUnit
7 27 (3.05%) Subversion
8 24 (2.71%) JIRA Agile
9 23 (2.60%) Cucumber
10 22 (2.48%) Artifactory
10 22 (2.48%) Maven
11 20 (2.26%) WebDriver
12 19 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
13 18 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (2.03%) GitLab
14 15 (1.69%) NuGet
14 15 (1.69%) Selenium IDE
15 14 (1.58%) Bitbucket
15 14 (1.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 179 (20.20%) Finance
2 88 (9.93%) Banking
3 47 (5.30%) Publishing
3 47 (5.30%) Retail
4 30 (3.39%) Marketing
4 30 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.35%) Electronics
7 12 (1.35%) Retail Banking
8 10 (1.13%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.79%) Games
10 6 (0.68%) Legal
11 5 (0.56%) Back Office
12 4 (0.45%) Billing
13 3 (0.34%) Advertising
14 2 (0.23%) Automotive
14 2 (0.23%) Front Office
14 2 (0.23%) Law
14 2 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 189 (21.33%) Developer
2 145 (16.37%) Analyst
3 118 (13.32%) Project Manager
4 102 (11.51%) Business Analyst
5 81 (9.14%) Delivery Manager
6 76 (8.58%) Architect
7 71 (8.01%) Scrum Master
8 52 (5.87%) Software Project Manager
9 48 (5.42%) Senior Developer
10 47 (5.30%) DevOps Engineer
11 35 (3.95%) Java Developer
11 35 (3.95%) Software Manager
12 32 (3.61%) Agile Delivery Manager
12 32 (3.61%) Technical Architect
13 30 (3.39%) Agile Scrum Master
13 30 (3.39%) Delivery Project Manager
14 28 (3.16%) Agile Project Manager
14 28 (3.16%) Software Delivery Project Manager
15 26 (2.93%) Full Stack Developer
15 26 (2.93%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (8.01%) .NET
1 71 (8.01%) Web Services
2 70 (7.90%) RESTful
3 53 (5.98%) REST
4 46 (5.19%) CSS
4 46 (5.19%) HTML
5 40 (4.51%) Node.js
6 36 (4.06%) SOAP
7 34 (3.84%) AngularJS
8 30 (3.39%) Spring
9 25 (2.82%) Flask
10 23 (2.60%) React
11 21 (2.37%) JSON
12 20 (2.26%) HTML5
13 18 (2.03%) Hibernate
13 18 (2.03%) jQuery
13 18 (2.03%) XML
14 17 (1.92%) Play Framework
14 17 (1.92%) Sass
15 16 (1.81%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (8.13%) User Experience
3 48 (5.42%) Computer Science
4 43 (4.85%) Enterprise Software
5 39 (4.40%) Mobile App
6 28 (3.16%) Virtual Team
7 27 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (2.26%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.58%) Public Cloud
10 12 (1.35%) iPad
10 12 (1.35%) Reference Data
11 11 (1.24%) iPhone
12 10 (1.13%) Data Centre
12 10 (1.13%) NHS
12 10 (1.13%) Over-the-Top Content
12 10 (1.13%) PMI
13 9 (1.02%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.90%) Market Risk
15 7 (0.79%) Credit Risk
15 7 (0.79%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 71 (8.01%) Linux
2 48 (5.42%) Windows
3 30 (3.39%) Apple iOS
4 19 (2.14%) Android
4 19 (2.14%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.03%) Unix
6 10 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.34%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.34%) SUSE
9 2 (0.23%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.11%) CentOS
10 1 (0.11%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.11%) Debian
10 1 (0.11%) Solaris
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 605 (68.28%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (31.26%) Scrum
3 195 (22.01%) DevOps
4 182 (20.54%) TDD
5 148 (16.70%) BDD
6 143 (16.14%) Project Management
7 138 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
8 126 (14.22%) User Stories
9 120 (13.54%) Kanban
10 107 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 106 (11.96%) SDLC
12 93 (10.50%) Test Automation
13 89 (10.05%) Continuous Improvement
14 83 (9.37%) Analytics
15 79 (8.92%) Software Engineering
16 78 (8.80%) Coaching
17 70 (7.90%) Open Source
18 69 (7.79%) Acceptance Criteria
18 69 (7.79%) Waterfall
19 68 (7.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 181 (20.43%) Java
2 100 (11.29%) JavaScript
3 94 (10.61%) Python
4 81 (9.14%) SQL
5 54 (6.09%) C#
6 31 (3.50%) Ruby
7 27 (3.05%) Scala
8 19 (2.14%) PowerShell
9 16 (1.81%) PHP
10 15 (1.69%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.69%) TypeScript
11 14 (1.58%) ES6
12 12 (1.35%) Perl
13 11 (1.24%) Objective-C
14 10 (1.13%) Apple Swift
15 8 (0.90%) C
16 7 (0.79%) Go
17 6 (0.68%) Groovy
18 5 (0.56%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 126 (14.22%) Security Cleared
2 100 (11.29%) Degree
3 78 (8.80%) SC Cleared
4 37 (4.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (3.16%) ISTQB
6 25 (2.82%) ISEB
7 21 (2.37%) DV Cleared
8 18 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (1.92%) PMP
10 15 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (1.58%) PMI Certification
12 12 (1.35%) CTC Cleared
13 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 4 (0.45%) CCNA
16 4 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
16 4 (0.45%) Master's Degree
16 4 (0.45%) MCSE
16 4 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (8.01%) QA
2 13 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (1.47%) PMO
3 11 (1.24%) GDPR
4 10 (1.13%) HL7
5 9 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.90%) PSD2
7 7 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.79%) MiFID
8 6 (0.68%) EMIR
9 5 (0.56%) SLA
10 4 (0.45%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.45%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.11%) COBIT
12 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 87 (9.82%) Docker
2 25 (2.82%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.13%) XenApp
5 9 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (1.02%) XenDesktop
5 9 (1.02%) XenServer
6 7 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.45%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.34%) HDFS
9 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.11%) Firmware
10 1 (0.11%) Gluster
10 1 (0.11%) KVM
10 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.11%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 77 (8.69%) Ansible
2 39 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (3.61%) Puppet
4 31 (3.50%) Kubernetes
5 27 (3.05%) Terraform
6 16 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (1.81%) SCCM
7 11 (1.24%) ZABBIX
8 10 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.56%) Graphite
9 5 (0.56%) rkt
9 5 (0.56%) Salt
10 4 (0.45%) Fluentd
10 4 (0.45%) Kibana
10 4 (0.45%) logstash
10 4 (0.45%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.45%) StatsD
11 3 (0.34%) FlexNet
11 3 (0.34%) IBM BigFix
11 3 (0.34%) Oozie
Vendors
1 86 (9.71%) Microsoft
2 41 (4.63%) Oracle
3 40 (4.51%) Google
4 35 (3.95%) Atlassian
5 30 (3.39%) SAP
6 29 (3.27%) VMware
7 20 (2.26%) HP
8 14 (1.58%) Apple
9 13 (1.47%) IBM
10 12 (1.35%) Citrix
10 12 (1.35%) Pega
10 12 (1.35%) Sitecore
10 12 (1.35%) Splunk
11 10 (1.13%) AppSense
11 10 (1.13%) hybris
12 7 (0.79%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.68%) Nintex
13 6 (0.68%) SaltStack
13 6 (0.68%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.68%) Wallstreet Suite