Period
to 20 August 2018

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 20 August 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
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 322 299
Rank change year-on-year +39 -23 +29
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 945 760 931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.79% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.93% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 537 638
UK median daily rate £489 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £263
90th Percentile £675 £646 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 21
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.67% -58.62% -7.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +191.67% -58.62% -7.76%

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 88,137 81,858 92,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.56% 84.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,117 53,624 60,753
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,365 2,065 2,308
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.86 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.53% +5.79% +8.82%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £47.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +10.91%

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Top 17 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 20 August 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
England +24 819 £500 +4.17% 216
UK excluding London +34 563 £450 - 156
London 0 372 £508 -3.33% 76
South East +13 156 £475 +2.70% 29
North of England +19 142 £425 +6.25% 51
Scotland +40 103 £381 -4.69% 11
Yorkshire +18 72 £425 +3.03% 19
Midlands -18 57 £463 -2.63% 31
East of England -6 53 £510 +2.51% 17
North West +11 47 £470 -2.59% 24
West Midlands -8 42 £475 +5.56% 25
South West -4 39 £425 - 12
North East 0 24 £415 +26.91% 8
East Midlands -10 15 £400 -17.95% 6
Wales -18 10 £456 -8.75% 4
Channel Islands - 2 - -
Northern Ireland +23 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 with a requirement for Software Delivery.

1 653 (69.10%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (28.15%) Scrum
3 243 (25.71%) Java
4 234 (24.76%) Finance
5 210 (22.22%) DevOps
6 193 (20.42%) Continuous Integration
7 165 (17.46%) JIRA
8 147 (15.56%) Microsoft
9 145 (15.34%) TDD
10 130 (13.76%) Microservices
11 129 (13.65%) SQL
12 128 (13.54%) Software Engineering
13 126 (13.33%) Project Management
14 121 (12.80%) Amazon AWS
15 119 (12.59%) Test Automation
16 116 (12.28%) JavaScript
17 113 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
17 113 (11.96%) Kanban
18 105 (11.11%) Linux
19 103 (10.90%) Mentoring
19 103 (10.90%) Ansible
20 101 (10.69%) Security Cleared
21 100 (10.58%) Waterfall
21 100 (10.58%) SDLC
22 97 (10.26%) Docker
23 95 (10.05%) BDD
23 95 (10.05%) Git (software)
24 92 (9.74%) SQL Server
25 90 (9.52%) Oracle
25 90 (9.52%) Jenkins

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 73 (7.72%) Confluence
2 20 (2.12%) Apache Spark
3 17 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.38%) Apache
5 12 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
5 12 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (0.95%) WildFly
8 8 (0.85%) IIS
9 6 (0.63%) Apache Pig
9 6 (0.63%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.63%) nginx
9 6 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.53%) CMS
10 5 (0.53%) Predix
10 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.42%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.21%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.21%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 121 (12.80%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 29 (3.07%) GitHub
5 25 (2.65%) PaaS
6 19 (2.01%) IaaS
7 16 (1.69%) Serverless
8 15 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.06%) SaaS
10 9 (0.95%) TestFlight
11 8 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (0.85%) npm
12 7 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.74%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.42%) Force.com
14 4 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (6.24%) DNS
2 51 (5.40%) DHCP
3 34 (3.60%) 3G
3 34 (3.60%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (1.69%) VPN
5 14 (1.48%) HTTP
5 14 (1.48%) SMS
6 12 (1.27%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.16%) Firewall
7 11 (1.16%) Internet
7 11 (1.16%) SSL
8 10 (1.06%) SAN
9 7 (0.74%) ICMP
10 5 (0.53%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.53%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.53%) Network Security
10 5 (0.53%) VoIP
11 4 (0.42%) Intranet
12 2 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.21%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.08%) MongoDB
3 47 (4.97%) NoSQL
4 43 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 36 (3.81%) MySQL
6 30 (3.17%) Big Data
7 29 (3.07%) Hadoop
7 29 (3.07%) Oracle Database 12c
8 24 (2.54%) Relational Database
9 18 (1.90%) Apache Hive
10 16 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.16%) Pentaho
13 10 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.95%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.85%) HBase
16 7 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (0.74%) Redis
17 6 (0.63%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 165 (17.46%) JIRA
2 95 (10.05%) Git (software)
3 90 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 35 (3.70%) Selenium
5 34 (3.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 27 (2.86%) GitLab
7 26 (2.75%) Visual Studio
8 25 (2.65%) Maven
8 25 (2.65%) Oracle Forms
9 24 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (2.43%) Cucumber
11 21 (2.22%) Bitbucket
12 17 (1.80%) MSI
12 17 (1.80%) Subversion
13 16 (1.69%) TeamCity
14 15 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
15 14 (1.48%) Artifactory
16 13 (1.38%) gulp
16 13 (1.38%) webpack
17 12 (1.27%) Babel
General
1 234 (24.76%) Finance
2 65 (6.88%) Banking
3 31 (3.28%) Retail
4 27 (2.86%) Publishing
5 26 (2.75%) Marketing
6 20 (2.12%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.01%) Games
8 18 (1.90%) Back Office
9 11 (1.16%) Front Office
10 9 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.95%) Legal
11 6 (0.63%) Electronics
11 6 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.42%) Automotive
12 4 (0.42%) Billing
12 4 (0.42%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.32%) Law
14 2 (0.21%) Military
14 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 176 (18.62%) Developer
2 109 (11.53%) Project Manager
3 107 (11.32%) Analyst
4 83 (8.78%) Business Analyst
5 78 (8.25%) Architect
6 76 (8.04%) Delivery Manager
7 75 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
8 71 (7.51%) Scrum Master
9 68 (7.20%) Java Developer
10 53 (5.61%) Software Manager
11 41 (4.34%) Software Project Manager
12 39 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
13 35 (3.70%) Senior DevOps
13 35 (3.70%) Software Delivery Manager
13 35 (3.70%) Software Engineer
14 32 (3.39%) Agile Business Analyst
14 32 (3.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 31 (3.28%) Agile Delivery Manager
16 29 (3.07%) Designer
17 27 (2.86%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (7.30%) .NET
2 67 (7.09%) REST
3 60 (6.35%) HTML
4 58 (6.14%) Web Services
5 56 (5.93%) CSS
5 56 (5.93%) Node.js
6 52 (5.50%) React
7 50 (5.29%) RESTful
8 44 (4.66%) SOAP
9 43 (4.55%) AngularJS
10 39 (4.13%) JSON
11 31 (3.28%) Spring
11 31 (3.28%) XML
12 27 (2.86%) ASP.NET
12 27 (2.86%) Kafka
13 26 (2.75%) Sass
14 25 (2.65%) Spring Boot
15 23 (2.43%) HTML5
16 20 (2.12%) Middleware
17 16 (1.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 79 (8.36%) User Experience
2 54 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
3 42 (4.44%) Fat Client
3 42 (4.44%) Thin Client
4 32 (3.39%) Virtual Team
5 31 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (2.33%) Computer Science
9 20 (2.12%) Public Cloud
10 19 (2.01%) Data Centre
11 16 (1.69%) Fintech
12 14 (1.48%) Management Information System
12 14 (1.48%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.38%) Wiki
14 10 (1.06%) Derivative
14 10 (1.06%) Private Cloud
15 8 (0.85%) iPad
15 8 (0.85%) NHS
16 7 (0.74%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 105 (11.11%) Linux
2 86 (9.10%) Windows
3 56 (5.93%) Windows Server
4 37 (3.92%) Windows 7
5 32 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (3.17%) Windows 10
6 30 (3.17%) Windows 8
6 30 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (2.33%) Unix
9 12 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.95%) CentOS
11 6 (0.63%) VMS
11 6 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.53%) Android
12 5 (0.53%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.21%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.21%) Mesosphere
14 1 (0.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 653 (69.10%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (28.15%) Scrum
3 210 (22.22%) DevOps
4 193 (20.42%) Continuous Integration
5 145 (15.34%) TDD
6 130 (13.76%) Microservices
7 128 (13.54%) Software Engineering
8 126 (13.33%) Project Management
9 119 (12.59%) Test Automation
10 113 (11.96%) Kanban
10 113 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 103 (10.90%) Mentoring
12 100 (10.58%) SDLC
12 100 (10.58%) Waterfall
13 95 (10.05%) BDD
14 90 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
15 80 (8.47%) Configuration Management
16 77 (8.15%) Open Source
17 73 (7.72%) E-Commerce
17 73 (7.72%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 243 (25.71%) Java
2 129 (13.65%) SQL
3 116 (12.28%) JavaScript
4 83 (8.78%) Python
5 51 (5.40%) C#
6 36 (3.81%) Ruby
7 34 (3.60%) PowerShell
8 32 (3.39%) PL/SQL
9 31 (3.28%) Scala
9 31 (3.28%) TypeScript
10 25 (2.65%) T-SQL
11 24 (2.54%) ES6
12 23 (2.43%) Groovy
13 20 (2.12%) Go
13 20 (2.12%) Perl
14 17 (1.80%) Java 8
15 15 (1.59%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.59%) VB
15 15 (1.59%) VBScript
16 13 (1.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 101 (10.69%) Security Cleared
2 82 (8.68%) SC Cleared
3 49 (5.19%) Degree
4 32 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (1.80%) PMP
7 11 (1.16%) PMI Certification
8 9 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.63%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.53%) ISEB
10 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (0.42%) MCSE
12 3 (0.32%) APMP
12 3 (0.32%) CCNA
12 3 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.21%) CBAP
13 2 (0.21%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.21%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (7.51%) QA
2 20 (2.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (1.69%) GDPR
4 11 (1.16%) HL7
4 11 (1.16%) PMO
5 10 (1.06%) GCP
6 7 (0.74%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.53%) SLA
8 2 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.21%) IFRS
8 2 (0.21%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.11%) MiFID
9 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 97 (10.26%) Docker
2 54 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (5.61%) Active Directory
4 47 (4.97%) Microsoft App-V
5 46 (4.87%) XenApp
6 17 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (1.48%) XenDesktop
7 14 (1.48%) XenServer
8 9 (0.95%) vSphere
9 6 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.53%) HDFS
11 4 (0.42%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.21%) Postfix
12 2 (0.21%) Squid
13 1 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 103 (10.90%) Ansible
2 73 (7.72%) Terraform
3 62 (6.56%) Kubernetes
4 56 (5.93%) SCCM
5 50 (5.29%) Puppet
6 44 (4.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 43 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (1.59%) Consul
9 13 (1.38%) Hadoop YARN
10 11 (1.16%) Ambari
11 8 (0.85%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.74%) Oozie
12 7 (0.74%) Packer
12 7 (0.74%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.74%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 6 (0.63%) HAProxy
14 5 (0.53%) Capistrano
14 5 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 5 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 5 (0.53%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 147 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 90 (9.52%) Oracle
3 60 (6.35%) VMware
4 50 (5.29%) Citrix
5 46 (4.87%) Ivanti
6 40 (4.23%) Atlassian
7 30 (3.17%) ThinPrint
8 27 (2.86%) Google
9 17 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.59%) SAP
11 9 (0.95%) EMC
12 8 (0.85%) CA Agile Central
12 8 (0.85%) TOWER Software
13 7 (0.74%) Cloudera
13 7 (0.74%) Hortonworks
13 7 (0.74%) HP
13 7 (0.74%) Talend
14 6 (0.63%) Cisco
14 6 (0.63%) Dynatrace
14 6 (0.63%) hybris