Period
to 22 February 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 22 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
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 312 371
Rank change year-on-year -3 +59 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 798 724 677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.75% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.90% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 488 471
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £350 £307 £313
90th Percentile £629 £627 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £448 £444
% change year-on-year +0.56% +0.85% +10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -7.76% +16.57%
10th Percentile £19.50 £12.18 £27.06
90th Percentile £63.13 £49.65 £96.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +220.00% -60.24% +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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,119 80,469 88,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.77% 83.81% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,493 53,316 57,797
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,071 2,228 2,609
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.01 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% -3.85% +23.81%

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 22 February 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 22 February 2018.

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 22 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
England +7 717 £485 -2.02% 253
UK excluding London +17 430 £450 +0.56% 195
London -27 355 £525 - 75
North of England +43 120 £447 +5.24% 77
South East -29 87 £500 +17.65% 38
Yorkshire +13 71 £465 -2.11% 37
Midlands +39 67 £467 +3.78% 28
East of England +16 57 £450 -13.46% 23
Scotland -11 37 £350 +1.74% 17
East Midlands +16 35 £475 +5.56% 10
Wales -13 33 £550 +15.79%
West Midlands +18 32 £450 -25.00% 18
South West +12 32 £413 -7.30% 12
North West +8 29 £425 -5.56% 36
North East +44 22 £375 +74.42% 4

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for Software Delivery.

1 543 (68.05%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (25.06%) Java
3 195 (24.44%) DevOps
4 177 (22.18%) Scrum
5 161 (20.18%) Finance
6 157 (19.67%) TDD
7 145 (18.17%) Amazon AWS
8 144 (18.05%) Git (software)
9 136 (17.04%) BDD
10 133 (16.67%) JIRA
11 123 (15.41%) JavaScript
12 117 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
13 116 (14.54%) Project Management
14 113 (14.16%) Jenkins
15 109 (13.66%) Stakeholder Management
16 106 (13.28%) Security Cleared
17 99 (12.41%) Python
18 91 (11.40%) Software Engineering
19 88 (11.03%) Microsoft
19 88 (11.03%) Relational Database
20 85 (10.65%) User Stories
21 82 (10.28%) Test Automation
22 81 (10.15%) Docker
23 79 (9.90%) Open Source
24 77 (9.65%) Ansible
24 77 (9.65%) SDLC
25 76 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
26 75 (9.40%) Confluence
27 73 (9.15%) Linux
27 73 (9.15%) Banking

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 75 (9.40%) Confluence
2 17 (2.13%) Apache Spark
3 16 (2.01%) CMS
4 14 (1.75%) Apache
5 13 (1.63%) Apache Pig
6 12 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.50%) JBoss
7 11 (1.38%) SharePoint
8 10 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.88%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.63%) NServiceBus
10 5 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.50%) nginx
11 4 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.50%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.38%) eZ Publish
12 3 (0.38%) IIS
12 3 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (1.63%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (1.13%) Magento
2 8 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.25%) OpenText Process Suite
4 2 (0.25%) Relativity
4 2 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 145 (18.17%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.89%) GitHub
4 27 (3.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (2.38%) Serverless
6 17 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
6 17 (2.13%) Google Analytics
7 11 (1.38%) Amazon S3
8 10 (1.25%) Amazon Glacier
8 10 (1.25%) OpenShift
8 10 (1.25%) PaaS
9 9 (1.13%) IaaS
10 7 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.88%) Office 365
11 6 (0.75%) CloudBees
12 4 (0.50%) SaaS
12 4 (0.50%) Slack
13 3 (0.38%) Google Play
14 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.13%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.88%) DNS
2 13 (1.63%) DHCP
3 12 (1.50%) Firewall
4 11 (1.38%) 3G
4 11 (1.38%) SMS
5 9 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.75%) Network Security
7 4 (0.50%) HTTP
7 4 (0.50%) SSL
7 4 (0.50%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.50%) VPN
8 3 (0.38%) FTP
8 3 (0.38%) ICMP
8 3 (0.38%) Internet
8 3 (0.38%) SAN
9 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.25%) Skype
9 2 (0.25%) SMTP
9 2 (0.25%) snoop
9 2 (0.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (11.03%) Relational Database
2 61 (7.64%) PostgreSQL
3 60 (7.52%) NoSQL
4 56 (7.02%) MySQL
5 45 (5.64%) MongoDB
6 43 (5.39%) RDBMS
7 40 (5.01%) SQL Server
8 34 (4.26%) Big Data
9 26 (3.26%) Hadoop
10 16 (2.01%) Apache Hive
11 15 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (1.88%) Event Store
12 11 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (1.38%) Sqoop
13 10 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.25%) DB2
14 5 (0.63%) BigQuery
14 5 (0.63%) Bigtable
14 5 (0.63%) Neo4j
15 4 (0.50%) HBase
Development Applications
1 144 (18.05%) Git (software)
2 133 (16.67%) JIRA
3 113 (14.16%) Jenkins
4 43 (5.39%) TeamCity
5 32 (4.01%) Selenium
6 29 (3.63%) JUnit
7 28 (3.51%) Subversion
8 26 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 22 (2.76%) Babel
10 21 (2.63%) webpack
11 20 (2.51%) Cucumber
12 17 (2.13%) Bitbucket
12 17 (2.13%) GitLab
13 16 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
14 15 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (1.88%) WebDriver
15 14 (1.75%) Maven
16 13 (1.63%) Mockito
17 12 (1.50%) Ant
18 11 (1.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 161 (20.18%) Finance
2 73 (9.15%) Banking
3 51 (6.39%) Retail
4 32 (4.01%) Publishing
5 20 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.38%) Marketing
7 12 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.38%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.00%) Games
9 8 (1.00%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.75%) Billing
11 5 (0.63%) Legal
12 4 (0.50%) Electronics
12 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.38%) Front Office
14 2 (0.25%) Advertising
14 2 (0.25%) Automotive
14 2 (0.25%) Law
14 2 (0.25%) Local Government
14 2 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 180 (22.56%) Developer
2 125 (15.66%) Analyst
3 96 (12.03%) Project Manager
4 94 (11.78%) Business Analyst
5 90 (11.28%) Architect
6 53 (6.64%) DevOps Engineer
7 51 (6.39%) Delivery Manager
8 46 (5.76%) Java Developer
9 44 (5.51%) Scrum Master
10 41 (5.14%) Senior Developer
11 38 (4.76%) Technical Architect
12 34 (4.26%) Software Project Manager
13 32 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
14 29 (3.63%) Agile Business Analyst
15 27 (3.38%) Software Manager
16 25 (3.13%) C# Developer
17 23 (2.88%) Agile Scrum Master
18 21 (2.63%) Full Stack Developer
18 21 (2.63%) IT Manager
19 20 (2.51%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (8.77%) .NET
2 64 (8.02%) Web Services
3 59 (7.39%) REST
4 58 (7.27%) CSS
5 54 (6.77%) AngularJS
6 50 (6.27%) HTML
7 49 (6.14%) Node.js
8 48 (6.02%) RESTful
9 41 (5.14%) SOAP
10 36 (4.51%) React
11 26 (3.26%) Spring
12 25 (3.13%) Flask
13 23 (2.88%) JSON
14 22 (2.76%) Play Framework
14 22 (2.76%) Sass
15 20 (2.51%) Vue (Vue.js)
16 19 (2.38%) Fusebox
16 19 (2.38%) WCF
17 18 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web API
18 17 (2.13%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (7.64%) User Experience
3 48 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
4 39 (4.89%) Computer Science
5 33 (4.14%) Mobile App
6 22 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.75%) Reference Data
9 12 (1.50%) NHS
10 11 (1.38%) Over-the-Top Content
10 11 (1.38%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.25%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.25%) Wiki
12 9 (1.13%) Fat Client
12 9 (1.13%) Thin Client
13 8 (1.00%) Digital Wallet
14 7 (0.88%) PMI
15 6 (0.75%) Market Risk
16 5 (0.63%) Credit Risk
16 5 (0.63%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 73 (9.15%) Linux
2 52 (6.52%) Windows
3 22 (2.76%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.38%) Unix
5 14 (1.75%) Android
5 14 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.13%) SUSE
8 8 (1.00%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.88%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.88%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.75%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.50%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.13%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (68.05%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (24.44%) DevOps
3 177 (22.18%) Scrum
4 157 (19.67%) TDD
5 136 (17.04%) BDD
6 117 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
7 116 (14.54%) Project Management
8 109 (13.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 91 (11.40%) Software Engineering
10 85 (10.65%) User Stories
11 82 (10.28%) Test Automation
12 79 (9.90%) Open Source
13 77 (9.65%) SDLC
14 72 (9.02%) E-Commerce
14 72 (9.02%) Kanban
15 71 (8.90%) Business Analysis
16 69 (8.65%) Mentoring
17 65 (8.15%) Analytics
18 64 (8.02%) Microservices
19 55 (6.89%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 200 (25.06%) Java
2 123 (15.41%) JavaScript
3 99 (12.41%) Python
4 66 (8.27%) SQL
5 62 (7.77%) C#
6 37 (4.64%) Ruby
7 31 (3.88%) Scala
8 26 (3.26%) TypeScript
9 24 (3.01%) ES6
10 20 (2.51%) Bash Shell
11 17 (2.13%) PowerShell
12 16 (2.01%) PHP
13 12 (1.50%) Perl
14 11 (1.38%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.13%) Groovy
16 8 (1.00%) Go
17 7 (0.88%) Apple Swift
17 7 (0.88%) C
18 5 (0.63%) ES7
19 4 (0.50%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 106 (13.28%) Security Cleared
2 70 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 58 (7.27%) Degree
4 26 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (2.38%) ISTQB
6 18 (2.26%) ISEB
7 14 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (1.50%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.50%) PMP
9 11 (1.38%) CTC Cleared
10 9 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (1.13%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.75%) CCNA
12 6 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.63%) MCSE
13 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (7.89%) QA
2 14 (1.75%) HL7
3 13 (1.63%) GDPR
3 13 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.38%) PSD2
5 9 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (1.13%) PMO
6 6 (0.75%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.63%) GCP
8 4 (0.50%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.25%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.13%) COBIT
10 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.13%) SEPA
10 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (10.15%) Docker
2 25 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.88%) Active Directory
4 12 (1.50%) Apache Flume
5 11 (1.38%) HDFS
6 10 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (1.25%) XenApp
7 8 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.38%) XenServer
10 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.13%) Gluster
11 1 (0.13%) KVM
11 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.13%) OpenDJ
11 1 (0.13%) Postfix
11 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 77 (9.65%) Ansible
2 43 (5.39%) Terraform
3 33 (4.14%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (3.88%) Kubernetes
5 30 (3.76%) Puppet
6 25 (3.13%) SCCM
7 12 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (1.38%) Hadoop YARN
9 6 (0.75%) Consul
10 5 (0.63%) logstash
10 5 (0.63%) rkt
11 4 (0.50%) Capistrano
11 4 (0.50%) Mesos
11 4 (0.50%) Oozie
11 4 (0.50%) Packer
12 3 (0.38%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.38%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.25%) Ambari
13 2 (0.25%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 88 (11.03%) Microsoft
2 51 (6.39%) Google
3 33 (4.14%) VMware
4 31 (3.88%) Oracle
5 28 (3.51%) Atlassian
6 14 (1.75%) Citrix
6 14 (1.75%) SAP
6 14 (1.75%) Sitecore
7 12 (1.50%) hybris
8 11 (1.38%) HP
8 11 (1.38%) Ivanti
9 10 (1.25%) Cloudera
9 10 (1.25%) Hortonworks
9 10 (1.25%) IBM
10 9 (1.13%) Intershop
10 9 (1.13%) MapR
11 8 (1.00%) MuleSoft
11 8 (1.00%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.88%) Splunk
12 7 (0.88%) ThinPrint