Period
to 20 May 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 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
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 318 348 318
Rank change year-on-year +30 -30 +31
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 779 621 793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.68% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.81% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 420 551
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +10.59%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £286
90th Percentile £650 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +2.82% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 11
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.67% -68.42% +25.74%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.00 £28.00
90th Percentile £54.00 £45.35 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £12.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +285.42% -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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,330 76,829 88,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.71% 84.61% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,972 50,371 58,252
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,261 2,090 2,318
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -18.00% -6.82% +22.96%

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 May 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 May 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 20 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
England +16 690 £496 +3.96% 290
UK excluding London +46 454 £447 +2.82% 219
London -33 309 £523 -0.48% 103
North of England +58 143 £425 +6.25% 91
South East -12 116 £500 +17.65% 41
Yorkshire +21 75 £455 +7.06% 42
Scotland +12 65 £286 -23.67% 29
North West +17 47 £425 -22.73% 46
Midlands -4 47 £459 +2.00% 15
East of England +9 46 £450 -9.55% 16
South West +8 28 £390 -8.24% 24
West Midlands -2 28 £455 +1.00% 8
North East +17 24 £375 +74.42% 3
East Midlands -5 19 £475 +2.70% 7
Wales -14 10 £550 +29.41% 1

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

1 522 (67.01%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (26.44%) Scrum
3 203 (26.06%) Java
4 178 (22.85%) DevOps
5 165 (21.18%) Finance
6 140 (17.97%) JIRA
7 134 (17.20%) TDD
8 128 (16.43%) Microsoft
9 125 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
10 113 (14.51%) Git (software)
11 111 (14.25%) JavaScript
12 109 (13.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 106 (13.61%) Project Management
13 106 (13.61%) Software Engineering
14 102 (13.09%) BDD
15 101 (12.97%) Jenkins
16 96 (12.32%) Security Cleared
17 95 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
18 93 (11.94%) Kanban
19 90 (11.55%) Python
20 89 (11.42%) Mentoring
21 87 (11.17%) SQL
22 80 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
23 79 (10.14%) E-Commerce
23 79 (10.14%) Linux
23 79 (10.14%) SC Cleared
24 78 (10.01%) Test Automation
24 78 (10.01%) Microservices
25 77 (9.88%) Confluence
25 77 (9.88%) .NET

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 77 (9.88%) Confluence
2 24 (3.08%) Apache Spark
3 21 (2.70%) Apache
4 20 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (2.31%) Apache Pig
6 17 (2.18%) SharePoint
7 15 (1.93%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (1.41%) Apache Solr
10 9 (1.16%) CMS
10 9 (1.16%) JBoss
10 9 (1.16%) nginx
10 9 (1.16%) WildFly
11 8 (1.03%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.77%) IIS
13 5 (0.64%) Predix
14 3 (0.39%) SAS
14 3 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (2.05%) MS Visio
2 10 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) Magento
2 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.26%) Relativity
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 95 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.47%) GitHub
3 27 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (2.31%) PaaS
4 18 (2.31%) Serverless
5 16 (2.05%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (1.41%) IaaS
7 9 (1.16%) TestFlight
8 7 (0.90%) npm
8 7 (0.90%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.77%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.77%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.77%) Office 365
10 5 (0.64%) Amazon Glacier
10 5 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.51%) CloudBees
11 4 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.51%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 51 (6.55%) DNS
2 45 (5.78%) DHCP
3 33 (4.24%) 3G
3 33 (4.24%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (1.93%) SMS
5 9 (1.16%) VPN
6 7 (0.90%) Firewall
6 7 (0.90%) HTTP
6 7 (0.90%) Network Security
6 7 (0.90%) SAN
6 7 (0.90%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.77%) ICMP
7 6 (0.77%) Internet
7 6 (0.77%) SSL
8 5 (0.64%) Intranet
9 3 (0.39%) OpenVPN
9 3 (0.39%) VoIP
10 2 (0.26%) LAN
10 2 (0.26%) Skype
10 2 (0.26%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.29%) Relational Database
3 38 (4.88%) MongoDB
4 36 (4.62%) Big Data
5 33 (4.24%) MySQL
6 31 (3.98%) NoSQL
7 30 (3.85%) Hadoop
8 24 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (2.95%) Apache Hive
10 21 (2.70%) RDBMS
11 18 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.41%) Sqoop
13 10 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (1.16%) Neo4j
15 8 (1.03%) BigQuery
15 8 (1.03%) Bigtable
15 8 (1.03%) Redis
16 7 (0.90%) Flink
16 7 (0.90%) Oracle Database
17 6 (0.77%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 140 (17.97%) JIRA
2 113 (14.51%) Git (software)
3 101 (12.97%) Jenkins
4 36 (4.62%) TeamCity
5 29 (3.72%) Selenium
6 26 (3.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 25 (3.21%) JUnit
8 20 (2.57%) Bitbucket
9 15 (1.93%) GitLab
9 15 (1.93%) SonarQube
9 15 (1.93%) Subversion
10 14 (1.80%) Babel
10 14 (1.80%) Visual Studio
10 14 (1.80%) webpack
11 12 (1.54%) Cucumber
11 12 (1.54%) Maven
12 11 (1.41%) Artifactory
12 11 (1.41%) gulp
12 11 (1.41%) Mockito
12 11 (1.41%) MSI
General
1 165 (21.18%) Finance
2 59 (7.57%) Banking
3 34 (4.36%) Retail
4 22 (2.82%) Games
4 22 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.44%) Marketing
6 9 (1.16%) Back Office
6 9 (1.16%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.16%) Publishing
7 7 (0.90%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.64%) Billing
9 5 (0.64%) Legal
10 4 (0.51%) Automotive
10 4 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.39%) Front Office
11 3 (0.39%) Law
12 2 (0.26%) Electronics
12 2 (0.26%) Military
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 157 (20.15%) Developer
2 100 (12.84%) Analyst
3 93 (11.94%) Project Manager
4 78 (10.01%) Business Analyst
5 70 (8.99%) Architect
6 56 (7.19%) DevOps Engineer
7 55 (7.06%) Delivery Manager
8 48 (6.16%) Java Developer
9 46 (5.91%) Scrum Master
10 38 (4.88%) Software Manager
11 31 (3.98%) Agile Business Analyst
11 31 (3.98%) Software Project Manager
11 31 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
12 24 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
12 24 (3.08%) Agile Delivery Manager
12 24 (3.08%) C# Developer
12 24 (3.08%) Senior Developer
13 23 (2.95%) Software Delivery Manager
14 21 (2.70%) Development Manager
15 19 (2.44%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (9.88%) .NET
2 61 (7.83%) HTML
3 57 (7.32%) CSS
4 55 (7.06%) AngularJS
5 52 (6.68%) REST
6 50 (6.42%) Node.js
7 45 (5.78%) Web Services
8 41 (5.26%) RESTful
9 39 (5.01%) JSON
10 32 (4.11%) React
11 28 (3.59%) Kafka
11 28 (3.59%) XML
12 24 (3.08%) ASP.NET
13 23 (2.95%) SOAP
13 23 (2.95%) Spring
14 22 (2.82%) Sass
15 17 (2.18%) jQuery
15 17 (2.18%) WCF
16 16 (2.05%) HTML5
17 14 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.09%) User Experience
2 46 (5.91%) Greenfield Project
3 43 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (4.88%) Fat Client
4 38 (4.88%) Thin Client
5 29 (3.72%) Computer Science
6 28 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (3.47%) Mobile App
8 17 (2.18%) Public Cloud
9 15 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (1.80%) Virtual Team
11 12 (1.54%) Wiki
12 10 (1.28%) Over-the-Top Content
13 9 (1.16%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.90%) Management Information System
15 6 (0.77%) FMCG
15 6 (0.77%) iPad
15 6 (0.77%) IPTV
16 4 (0.51%) Data Structures
16 4 (0.51%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 79 (10.14%) Linux
2 70 (8.99%) Windows
3 46 (5.91%) Windows Server
4 32 (4.11%) Windows 7
5 29 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (3.59%) Windows 8
7 27 (3.47%) Windows 10
8 19 (2.44%) Apple iOS
9 16 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.67%) Unix
11 10 (1.28%) Android
12 7 (0.90%) CoreOS
12 7 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.77%) SUSE
14 4 (0.51%) CentOS
14 4 (0.51%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.39%) VMS
16 1 (0.13%) HPUX
16 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (67.01%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (26.44%) Scrum
3 178 (22.85%) DevOps
4 134 (17.20%) TDD
5 125 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
6 109 (13.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 106 (13.61%) Project Management
7 106 (13.61%) Software Engineering
8 102 (13.09%) BDD
9 93 (11.94%) Kanban
10 89 (11.42%) Mentoring
11 79 (10.14%) E-Commerce
12 78 (10.01%) Microservices
12 78 (10.01%) Test Automation
13 71 (9.11%) Problem-Solving
14 70 (8.99%) SDLC
15 64 (8.22%) Open Source
16 60 (7.70%) User Stories
17 58 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
18 55 (7.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 203 (26.06%) Java
2 111 (14.25%) JavaScript
3 90 (11.55%) Python
4 87 (11.17%) SQL
5 67 (8.60%) C#
6 43 (5.52%) Ruby
7 38 (4.88%) Scala
8 32 (4.11%) PowerShell
9 26 (3.34%) TypeScript
10 23 (2.95%) Java 8
11 19 (2.44%) Bash Shell
12 18 (2.31%) Apple Swift
13 17 (2.18%) Go
14 16 (2.05%) ES6
14 16 (2.05%) Perl
15 15 (1.93%) T-SQL
16 13 (1.67%) VB
17 11 (1.41%) Objective-C
17 11 (1.41%) VBScript
18 10 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 96 (12.32%) Security Cleared
2 79 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 34 (4.36%) Degree
4 30 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (2.05%) PMP
6 14 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.41%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.16%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.03%) ISEB
9 8 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (0.64%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.51%) CCNA
11 4 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.39%) MCSE
12 3 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (8.22%) QA
2 22 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.16%) HL7
4 8 (1.03%) GCP
5 7 (0.90%) GDPR
5 7 (0.90%) PMO
6 4 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.39%) PSD2
8 2 (0.26%) IFRS
8 2 (0.26%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.26%) SLA
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 73 (9.37%) Docker
2 50 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (5.91%) Active Directory
4 41 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 40 (5.13%) XenApp
6 11 (1.41%) Apache Flume
6 11 (1.41%) HDFS
6 11 (1.41%) XenDesktop
6 11 (1.41%) XenServer
7 10 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.51%) vSphere
10 3 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.39%) Postfix
10 3 (0.39%) Squid
11 1 (0.13%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 72 (9.24%) Ansible
2 55 (7.06%) SCCM
3 51 (6.55%) Terraform
4 42 (5.39%) Kubernetes
5 39 (5.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 35 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (4.49%) Puppet
7 16 (2.05%) Hadoop YARN
8 13 (1.67%) Consul
9 8 (1.03%) HAProxy
10 7 (0.90%) Ambari
10 7 (0.90%) Capistrano
10 7 (0.90%) Mesos
10 7 (0.90%) Packer
11 6 (0.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (0.77%) logstash
11 6 (0.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (0.77%) Prometheus
11 6 (0.77%) Sysdig
11 6 (0.77%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 128 (16.43%) Microsoft
2 56 (7.19%) VMware
3 45 (5.78%) Citrix
4 41 (5.26%) Ivanti
5 40 (5.13%) Oracle
6 34 (4.36%) Google
7 29 (3.72%) Atlassian
8 28 (3.59%) ThinPrint
9 11 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.41%) Sitecore
10 10 (1.28%) Cloudera
10 10 (1.28%) Hortonworks
10 10 (1.28%) hybris
11 9 (1.16%) MapR
12 8 (1.03%) EMC
12 8 (1.03%) IBM
13 7 (0.90%) HP
13 7 (0.90%) SAP
13 7 (0.90%) Splunk
14 6 (0.77%) Blue Prism