Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 300 310
Rank change year-on-year +27 +10 +56
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 993 899 893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.87% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.02% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 663 596
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £340 £298
90th Percentile £675 £638 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 18
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +7.14% -10.94%
10th Percentile £26.28 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.35 £40.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +16.67% +48.15% -35.59%

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 89,966 88,328 90,655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.36% 85.73% 85.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,547 58,692 59,765
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,344 2,127 2,494
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.75 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.46% +6.67% -

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +19 879 £500 +2.04% 264
UK excluding London +33 589 £475 +5.56% 185
London -6 395 £525 - 104
South East +23 182 £475 +0.53% 42
North of England +4 131 £475 +18.75% 55
Scotland +36 78 £425 +13.33% 21
Yorkshire +24 75 £481 +6.94% 21
Midlands 0 69 £488 +2.63% 26
East of England -10 58 £513 +7.89% 9
West Midlands -4 52 £475 +5.56% 23
South West -13 45 £425 - 28
North West -6 39 £440 +1.73% 31
Wales -26 19 £488 -7.14% 4
North East -23 17 £525 +54.41% 3
East Midlands -7 13 £525 +10.53% 3
Northern Ireland +38 5 £400 +287.41%
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 649 (65.36%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (28.30%) Scrum
3 255 (25.68%) Finance
4 239 (24.07%) DevOps
5 236 (23.77%) Java
6 195 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
7 193 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
8 177 (17.82%) JIRA
9 174 (17.52%) Linux
10 141 (14.20%) Jenkins
11 139 (14.00%) TDD
12 134 (13.49%) Ansible
13 128 (12.89%) Microservices
14 127 (12.79%) Project Management
15 126 (12.69%) SDLC
16 124 (12.49%) SQL
16 124 (12.49%) Oracle
17 123 (12.39%) Microsoft
18 122 (12.29%) Test Automation
19 117 (11.78%) Git (software)
19 117 (11.78%) Software Engineering
20 115 (11.58%) JavaScript
21 114 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
21 114 (11.48%) Configuration Management
22 112 (11.28%) Security Cleared
23 110 (11.08%) Docker
24 109 (10.98%) Kanban
25 108 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
26 106 (10.67%) Mentoring
27 102 (10.27%) Waterfall

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 87 (8.76%) Confluence
2 21 (2.11%) Apache Spark
3 18 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
4 16 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 14 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (1.41%) OpenStack
6 13 (1.31%) Apache
7 12 (1.21%) Apache Qpid
7 12 (1.21%) Drupal
8 9 (0.91%) IIS
9 8 (0.81%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.50%) CMS
11 4 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.40%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.30%) JBoss
12 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.30%) nginx
12 3 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (1.91%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.20%) Maximo
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.20%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.10%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 193 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
4 38 (3.83%) GitHub
5 32 (3.22%) SaaS
6 29 (2.92%) IaaS
6 29 (2.92%) PaaS
7 28 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 24 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 23 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (2.32%) Amazon S3
10 22 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 22 (2.22%) Serverless
11 19 (1.91%) Apigee
12 14 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (1.31%) Amazon SQS
14 12 (1.21%) Route 53
14 12 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.50%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.40%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 54 (5.44%) TCP/IP
2 44 (4.43%) HTTP
3 43 (4.33%) VPN
4 34 (3.42%) DNS
5 33 (3.32%) SSL
6 31 (3.12%) Firewall
7 23 (2.32%) ICMP
7 23 (2.32%) Kerberos
8 20 (2.01%) SNMP
9 12 (1.21%) VoIP
10 11 (1.11%) 802.11
10 11 (1.11%) SAN
11 10 (1.01%) DHCP
12 9 (0.91%) Internet
12 9 (0.91%) Wireless
13 7 (0.70%) HTTPS
14 6 (0.60%) SMS
15 5 (0.50%) 3G
16 4 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
17 3 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.14%) MongoDB
3 48 (4.83%) PostgreSQL
4 44 (4.43%) Oracle Database
5 41 (4.13%) NoSQL
6 35 (3.52%) MySQL
7 31 (3.12%) Oracle Database 12c
8 28 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
9 27 (2.72%) Hadoop
10 24 (2.42%) Big Data
11 22 (2.22%) Pentaho
12 21 (2.11%) Relational Database
13 16 (1.61%) Apache Hive
14 14 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
16 12 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 11 (1.11%) HBase
18 10 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 8 (0.81%) Event Store
19 8 (0.81%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 177 (17.82%) JIRA
2 141 (14.20%) Jenkins
3 117 (11.78%) Git (software)
4 54 (5.44%) Selenium
5 38 (3.83%) GitLab
5 38 (3.83%) Subversion
6 31 (3.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 30 (3.02%) Maven
8 29 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (2.42%) Visual Studio
10 22 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
11 20 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
12 17 (1.71%) Cucumber
13 16 (1.61%) Artifactory
14 15 (1.51%) Bitbucket
14 15 (1.51%) FitNesse
14 15 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
15 14 (1.41%) JIRA Agile
16 13 (1.31%) webpack
17 12 (1.21%) Burp Suite
General
1 255 (25.68%) Finance
2 66 (6.65%) Banking
3 30 (3.02%) Retail
4 24 (2.42%) Publishing
5 20 (2.01%) Marketing
6 13 (1.31%) Back Office
6 13 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.21%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.01%) Legal
8 10 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.91%) Front Office
10 8 (0.81%) Electronics
11 7 (0.70%) Games
12 5 (0.50%) Billing
12 5 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.40%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.30%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.20%) Advertising
15 2 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 202 (20.34%) Developer
2 117 (11.78%) Project Manager
3 115 (11.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 94 (9.47%) Analyst
5 86 (8.66%) Scrum Master
6 84 (8.46%) Architect
7 73 (7.35%) Delivery Manager
8 71 (7.15%) Java Developer
9 68 (6.85%) Business Analyst
10 50 (5.04%) Software Manager
11 41 (4.13%) Software Project Manager
12 39 (3.93%) Senior DevOps
13 38 (3.83%) AWS DevOps
14 35 (3.52%) AWS Engineer
14 35 (3.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 35 (3.52%) Software Engineer
15 34 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
16 31 (3.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 30 (3.02%) Software Delivery Manager
18 28 (2.82%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (7.55%) REST
2 73 (7.35%) Web Services
3 68 (6.85%) React
4 61 (6.14%) .NET
4 61 (6.14%) HTML
5 56 (5.64%) CSS
6 55 (5.54%) Node.js
7 52 (5.24%) SOAP
8 49 (4.93%) AngularJS
9 47 (4.73%) Spring Boot
10 43 (4.33%) RESTful
11 38 (3.83%) Spring
12 37 (3.73%) JSON
13 32 (3.22%) HTML5
14 27 (2.72%) Kafka
15 26 (2.62%) CSS3
15 26 (2.62%) XML
16 23 (2.32%) Sass
17 21 (2.11%) Redux
18 20 (2.01%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.85%) Enterprise Software
2 63 (6.34%) User Experience
3 37 (3.73%) Data Centre
4 36 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (3.52%) Public Cloud
6 33 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
7 32 (3.22%) Virtual Team
8 30 (3.02%) Computer Science
9 26 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
10 22 (2.22%) Wiki
11 18 (1.81%) Management Information System
12 17 (1.71%) Fintech
13 14 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
13 14 (1.41%) Mobile App
13 14 (1.41%) Private Cloud
14 12 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (1.21%) SCADA
15 11 (1.11%) Derivative
16 9 (0.91%) Device Driver
17 8 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 174 (17.52%) Linux
2 84 (8.46%) Windows
3 35 (3.52%) Unix
4 29 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (2.82%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.31%) Windows 10
8 12 (1.21%) Kali Linux
9 10 (1.01%) CentOS
10 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.50%) Android
11 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.40%) VMS
12 4 (0.40%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.20%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.20%) Mesosphere
13 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.10%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 649 (65.36%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (28.30%) Scrum
3 239 (24.07%) DevOps
4 195 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
5 139 (14.00%) TDD
6 128 (12.89%) Microservices
7 127 (12.79%) Project Management
8 126 (12.69%) SDLC
9 122 (12.29%) Test Automation
10 117 (11.78%) Software Engineering
11 114 (11.48%) Configuration Management
12 109 (10.98%) Kanban
13 108 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 106 (10.67%) Mentoring
15 102 (10.27%) Waterfall
16 101 (10.17%) BDD
17 100 (10.07%) Open Source
18 87 (8.76%) Continuous Delivery
19 83 (8.36%) Coaching
20 78 (7.85%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 236 (23.77%) Java
2 124 (12.49%) SQL
3 115 (11.58%) JavaScript
4 73 (7.35%) Python
5 65 (6.55%) C#
6 43 (4.33%) Bash Shell
6 43 (4.33%) PL/SQL
7 38 (3.83%) PowerShell
8 37 (3.73%) ES6
9 32 (3.22%) Perl
10 29 (2.92%) Ruby
10 29 (2.92%) TypeScript
11 25 (2.52%) Scala
12 22 (2.22%) Groovy
12 22 (2.22%) Java 8
13 21 (2.11%) C
14 20 (2.01%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.21%) Lua
15 12 (1.21%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.01%) Go
Qualifications
1 112 (11.28%) Security Cleared
2 96 (9.67%) SC Cleared
3 52 (5.24%) Degree
4 14 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (1.21%) OSCE
6 11 (1.11%) PMP
7 8 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (0.70%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.50%) CREST Certified
10 5 (0.50%) GPEN
10 5 (0.50%) ISEB
10 5 (0.50%) OSCP
10 5 (0.50%) SANS
10 5 (0.50%) Tigerscheme
11 4 (0.40%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.30%) APMP
12 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (8.46%) QA
2 16 (1.61%) GDPR
3 11 (1.11%) PMO
4 8 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.70%) HL7
5 7 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.70%) SLA
6 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.10%) MiFID
7 1 (0.10%) P3O
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 110 (11.08%) Docker
2 25 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.42%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (1.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 12 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (1.01%) XenApp
7 9 (0.91%) Firmware
8 7 (0.70%) HDFS
9 6 (0.60%) vSphere
10 4 (0.40%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.40%) XenServer
11 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 134 (13.49%) Ansible
2 74 (7.45%) Kubernetes
3 68 (6.85%) Terraform
4 65 (6.55%) Puppet
5 40 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (3.42%) SCCM
7 16 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 13 (1.31%) Nessus
9 12 (1.21%) Consul
9 12 (1.21%) Hadoop YARN
9 12 (1.21%) Nmap
10 10 (1.01%) Ambari
10 10 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (0.91%) Oozie
12 7 (0.70%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.60%) Salt
14 5 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
14 5 (0.50%) Kibana
14 5 (0.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 124 (12.49%) Oracle
2 123 (12.39%) Microsoft
3 49 (4.93%) Atlassian
4 34 (3.42%) Google
5 32 (3.22%) VMware
6 23 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (1.71%) SAP
8 15 (1.51%) Citrix
9 12 (1.21%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.01%) Dynatrace
11 9 (0.91%) Cloudera
11 9 (0.91%) Hortonworks
11 9 (0.91%) HP
11 9 (0.91%) Ivanti
12 8 (0.81%) Adyen
12 8 (0.81%) ServiceNow
12 8 (0.81%) Tableau
12 8 (0.81%) Talend
12 8 (0.81%) WorldPay
13 7 (0.70%) Cognos