Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 343 281 308
Rank change year-on-year -62 +27 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 568 978 902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.93% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.07% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 635 666
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £350
90th Percentile £700 £675 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 8
UK median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.57% +7.69% +16.07%
10th Percentile £24.42 £26.28 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.45 £47.50 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.88 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +13.94% +7.69% +160.00%

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 68,803 91,150 89,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.71% 87.05% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,990 60,377 59,401
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,251 2,344 2,120
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.28 £50.25 £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -10.64% +4.44%

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Top 15 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 7 December 2019. 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 -42 521 £500 - 246
UK excluding London -36 330 £450 -5.26% 204
London -19 231 £550 - 64
South East -5 93 £500 +11.11% 53
North of England -3 87 £425 -10.05% 64
North West +22 44 £463 +2.78% 29
East of England +17 38 £425 -16.67% 6
Midlands +22 36 £458 -3.68% 39
South West -15 33 £550 +29.41% 20
Yorkshire -7 23 £425 -4.23% 30
Scotland -12 22 £458 -1.08% 13
Wales +28 21 £450 -5.26% 9
North East +27 20 £186 -64.52% 5
West Midlands +10 20 £433 -8.95% 27
East Midlands +32 16 £500 -2.44% 11

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 396 (69.72%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (28.35%) DevOps
3 146 (25.70%) Scrum
4 123 (21.65%) Finance
5 111 (19.54%) Java
6 105 (18.49%) Azure
7 98 (17.25%) JavaScript
8 97 (17.08%) Microservices
9 90 (15.85%) AWS
10 88 (15.49%) Microsoft
11 87 (15.32%) Test Automation
12 84 (14.79%) TDD
13 82 (14.44%) Docker
14 76 (13.38%) Software Engineering
15 75 (13.20%) Stakeholder Management
16 73 (12.85%) Project Management
16 73 (12.85%) JIRA
17 70 (12.32%) Security Cleared
18 64 (11.27%) HTML
19 63 (11.09%) CSS
19 63 (11.09%) Continuous Integration
19 63 (11.09%) Mentoring
20 62 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
21 61 (10.74%) SDLC
21 61 (10.74%) Project Delivery
22 60 (10.56%) Python
23 59 (10.39%) Coaching
24 58 (10.21%) SQL
25 56 (9.86%) Kanban
26 53 (9.33%) C#

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 29 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.05%) Confluence
2 23 (4.05%) MS Exchange
3 21 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 21 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (1.58%) nginx
5 8 (1.41%) Apache
5 8 (1.41%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (1.23%) CMS
6 7 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.06%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.06%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.53%) Anypoint
9 3 (0.53%) GemFire
9 3 (0.53%) JBoss
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 40 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.53%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Summit
2 4 (0.70%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.53%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.53%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.18%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 105 (18.49%) Azure
2 90 (15.85%) AWS
3 44 (7.75%) GCP
4 43 (7.57%) GitHub
5 38 (6.69%) Office 365
6 19 (3.35%) Power Platform
7 17 (2.99%) Serverless
8 16 (2.82%) PaaS
9 15 (2.64%) OpenShift
10 14 (2.46%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (1.76%) IaaS
13 9 (1.58%) SaaS
14 8 (1.41%) TestFlight
15 6 (1.06%) Amazon S3
15 6 (1.06%) Apigee
15 6 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.88%) Boomi
16 5 (0.88%) BrowserStack
16 5 (0.88%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.41%) MQTT
3 5 (0.88%) HTTP
3 5 (0.88%) LAN
4 4 (0.70%) DHCP
4 4 (0.70%) DNS
4 4 (0.70%) Intranet
5 3 (0.53%) DSL
5 3 (0.53%) Firewall
5 3 (0.53%) SSL
5 3 (0.53%) WAN
6 2 (0.35%) FTP
6 2 (0.35%) IPsec
6 2 (0.35%) SAN
6 2 (0.35%) Skype
6 2 (0.35%) VLAN
7 1 (0.18%) Broadband
7 1 (0.18%) DMZ
7 1 (0.18%) Internet
7 1 (0.18%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.05%) MySQL
3 22 (3.87%) Big Data
4 20 (3.52%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.35%) NoSQL
5 19 (3.35%) Power BI
6 16 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (2.46%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (1.41%) MariaDB
9 8 (1.41%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.23%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.06%) EDRMS
11 6 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.88%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 73 (12.85%) JIRA
2 49 (8.63%) Git (software)
3 46 (8.10%) Jenkins
4 36 (6.34%) Selenium
5 24 (4.23%) Cucumber
6 20 (3.52%) GitLab
7 19 (3.35%) Visual Studio Team System
8 17 (2.99%) JUnit
9 15 (2.64%) TeamCity
10 13 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (2.11%) Artifactory
11 12 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (2.11%) TestRail
12 10 (1.76%) WebDriver
13 9 (1.58%) Maven
13 9 (1.58%) Robot Framework
13 9 (1.58%) Subversion
13 9 (1.58%) webpack
13 9 (1.58%) Xcode
14 8 (1.41%) CocoaPods
General
1 123 (21.65%) Finance
2 45 (7.92%) Banking
3 26 (4.58%) Retail
4 21 (3.70%) Public Sector
5 15 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.23%) Marketing
8 5 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.88%) Publishing
9 4 (0.70%) Automotive
9 4 (0.70%) Back Office
9 4 (0.70%) Games
10 2 (0.35%) Advertising
10 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.35%) Billing
10 2 (0.35%) Law
10 2 (0.35%) Legal
10 2 (0.35%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 107 (18.84%) Developer
2 87 (15.32%) Analyst
3 54 (9.51%) Project Manager
4 44 (7.75%) Business Analyst
5 37 (6.51%) Delivery Manager
6 36 (6.34%) DevOps Engineer
7 33 (5.81%) Scrum Master
8 29 (5.11%) Software Manager
9 28 (4.93%) Architect
10 25 (4.40%) Java Developer
11 23 (4.05%) Software Engineer
11 23 (4.05%) Software Project Manager
12 22 (3.87%) Test Analyst
13 19 (3.35%) Programme Manager
14 18 (3.17%) Software Delivery Manager
15 15 (2.64%) Delivery Project Manager
15 15 (2.64%) Software Delivery Project Manager
16 14 (2.46%) iOS Developer
16 14 (2.46%) Senior Developer
16 14 (2.46%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (11.27%) HTML
2 63 (11.09%) CSS
3 48 (8.45%) AngularJS
4 46 (8.10%) Node.js
5 43 (7.57%) RESTful
6 37 (6.51%) React
7 36 (6.34%) .NET
8 30 (5.28%) REST
9 29 (5.11%) HTML5
9 29 (5.11%) Web Services
10 28 (4.93%) JSON
10 28 (4.93%) Spring
11 18 (3.17%) XML
12 16 (2.82%) Flask
12 16 (2.82%) Spring Boot
13 15 (2.64%) Django
13 15 (2.64%) React Native
14 14 (2.46%) SOAP
15 11 (1.94%) ASP.NET
15 11 (1.94%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.34%) User Experience
3 20 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (3.52%) Mobile App
4 18 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.76%) Cloud Native
5 10 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (0.88%) Chromecast
8 5 (0.88%) PMI
8 5 (0.88%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (0.70%) Equities
9 4 (0.70%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.70%) Marketing Technology
10 3 (0.53%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.45%) Linux
1 48 (8.45%) Windows
2 26 (4.58%) Apple iOS
3 15 (2.64%) Unix
4 14 (2.46%) Android
5 13 (2.29%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.58%) Mac OS
7 8 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.88%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.35%) CentOS
9 2 (0.35%) Solaris
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.18%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (69.72%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (28.35%) DevOps
3 146 (25.70%) Scrum
4 97 (17.08%) Microservices
5 87 (15.32%) Test Automation
6 84 (14.79%) TDD
7 76 (13.38%) Software Engineering
8 75 (13.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 73 (12.85%) Project Management
10 63 (11.09%) Continuous Integration
10 63 (11.09%) Mentoring
11 62 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
12 61 (10.74%) Project Delivery
12 61 (10.74%) SDLC
13 59 (10.39%) Coaching
14 56 (9.86%) Kanban
15 52 (9.15%) Continuous Delivery
16 50 (8.80%) User Stories
17 48 (8.45%) Continuous Improvement
18 43 (7.57%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 111 (19.54%) Java
2 98 (17.25%) JavaScript
3 60 (10.56%) Python
4 58 (10.21%) SQL
5 53 (9.33%) C#
6 27 (4.75%) Ruby
7 23 (4.05%) Scala
8 19 (3.35%) Bash Shell
8 19 (3.35%) TypeScript
9 15 (2.64%) ES6
10 14 (2.46%) Objective-C
10 14 (2.46%) PowerShell
11 11 (1.94%) Apple Swift
11 11 (1.94%) C
12 9 (1.58%) C++
12 9 (1.58%) Go
12 9 (1.58%) Groovy
12 9 (1.58%) Perl
13 7 (1.23%) ES7
14 6 (1.06%) ES8
Qualifications
1 70 (12.32%) Security Cleared
2 43 (7.57%) SC Cleared
3 37 (6.51%) Degree
4 26 (4.58%) ISTQB
5 22 (3.87%) ISEB
6 18 (3.17%) DV Cleared
7 15 (2.64%) PMI Certification
8 12 (2.11%) PMP
9 8 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (1.23%) AWS Certification
10 7 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (0.88%) SANS
12 4 (0.70%) CISM
12 4 (0.70%) CISSP
13 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.35%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.18%) APMP
15 1 (0.18%) IIBA
15 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.45%) QA
2 10 (1.76%) PMO
3 7 (1.23%) GDPR
4 6 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.70%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.35%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.18%) NIST
8 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.18%) SLA
8 1 (0.18%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.18%) WAI
8 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 82 (14.44%) Docker
2 24 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.82%) vSphere
4 14 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 50 (8.80%) Kubernetes
2 49 (8.63%) Ansible
3 32 (5.63%) Terraform
4 29 (5.11%) Puppet
5 28 (4.93%) SCCM
6 26 (4.58%) HP Quality Center
7 20 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (2.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 10 (1.76%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (1.76%) Rancher
10 6 (1.06%) Grafana
11 5 (0.88%) Kibana
12 4 (0.70%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.53%) HP ALM
14 2 (0.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 2 (0.35%) SCOM
15 1 (0.18%) MIIS
15 1 (0.18%) Nagios
15 1 (0.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 88 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.63%) Google
3 23 (4.05%) SAP
4 22 (3.87%) Citrix
4 22 (3.87%) Oracle
5 16 (2.82%) VMware
6 15 (2.64%) Atlassian
7 12 (2.11%) MuleSoft
8 10 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.23%) Dell
9 7 (1.23%) SaltStack
9 7 (1.23%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.88%) Apple
10 5 (0.88%) HP
10 5 (0.88%) Tableau
11 4 (0.70%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (0.70%) Cadence
11 4 (0.70%) IBM
11 4 (0.70%) Informatica
11 4 (0.70%) Red Hat