Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 363 372 289
Rank change year-on-year +9 -83 +47
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 170 589 947
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.65% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.75% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 424 654
Median daily rate £525 £505 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +4.12% +1.04%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £319
90th Percentile £680 £696 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £34.13 £60.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.13% +71.43% +191.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +71.43% +191.67%

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 29,721 78,865 89,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.00% 86.80% 86.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,542 51,801 58,774
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,078 2,290 2,401
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +14.89% -13.52%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.29 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +26.20% +20.00% -20.00%

Software Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software Delivery as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Delivery.

Daily rate trend for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Delivery over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Delivery.

Hourly rate trend for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Top 16 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 12 August 2020. 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 +3 151 £544 +3.57% 65
UK excluding London +66 105 £488 +2.63% 52
London +10 62 £556 +1.14% 19
South East +123 26 £550 +14.58% 16
North of England +65 19 £419 -9.46% 17
South West +79 17 £550 -4.35% 6
East of England +64 15 £450 +5.88% 4
Scotland +65 11 £425 -6.85% 4
North West +58 11 £425 -17.07% 8
Midlands +55 11 £500 +6.38% 3
Work from Home -11 11 £501 -12.83% 6
Yorkshire +68 8 £390 -8.24% 6
West Midlands +60 6 £500 - 2
East Midlands +46 5 £550 +71.88% 1
Wales +37 4 £473 +10.53% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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.

1 123 (72.35%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (29.41%) Scrum
3 44 (25.88%) DevOps
4 38 (22.35%) Project Management
5 34 (20.00%) Azure
6 33 (19.41%) AWS
6 33 (19.41%) Test Automation
7 32 (18.82%) Docker
8 30 (17.65%) Finance
9 29 (17.06%) JIRA
9 29 (17.06%) Kubernetes
10 28 (16.47%) Git (software)
10 28 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (16.47%) C#
11 27 (15.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (15.29%) TDD
12 26 (15.29%) Java
12 26 (15.29%) Kanban
13 25 (14.71%) SDLC
14 24 (14.12%) SQL
15 22 (12.94%) .NET
15 22 (12.94%) Microsoft
16 21 (12.35%) JavaScript
16 21 (12.35%) Software Engineering
17 20 (11.76%) Linux
17 20 (11.76%) Project Delivery
18 18 (10.59%) Python
18 18 (10.59%) QA
18 18 (10.59%) Jenkins
18 18 (10.59%) User Stories

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 13 (7.65%) Confluence
2 6 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.18%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.18%) GemFire
4 2 (1.18%) nginx
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.18%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Magento
1 1 (0.59%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.59%) Summit
1 1 (0.59%) Visualfiles
1 1 (0.59%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 34 (20.00%) Azure
2 33 (19.41%) AWS
3 17 (10.00%) GCP
4 11 (6.47%) GitHub
5 9 (5.29%) PaaS
6 7 (4.12%) OpenShift
7 4 (2.35%) Azure Stack
7 4 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.35%) SaaS
8 3 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.76%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (1.18%) IaaS
9 2 (1.18%) npm
9 2 (1.18%) Serverless
9 2 (1.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.71%) Firewall
2 7 (4.12%) DHCP
2 7 (4.12%) LAN
3 5 (2.94%) DNS
3 5 (2.94%) WAN
4 4 (2.35%) Broadband
4 4 (2.35%) Ethernet
4 4 (2.35%) IPsec
4 4 (2.35%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.76%) Network Security
5 3 (1.76%) Wireless
5 3 (1.76%) WLAN
6 2 (1.18%) 802.11
6 2 (1.18%) DSL
6 2 (1.18%) HTTP
6 2 (1.18%) PPP
6 2 (1.18%) xDSL
7 1 (0.59%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.59%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.24%) Big Data
3 13 (7.65%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (5.88%) MySQL
5 9 (5.29%) MongoDB
5 9 (5.29%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (3.53%) Data Lake
7 5 (2.94%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (2.94%) MariaDB
8 4 (2.35%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.76%) Redis
10 2 (1.18%) Hazelcast
10 2 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.59%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.59%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (17.06%) JIRA
2 28 (16.47%) Git (software)
3 18 (10.59%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.29%) GitLab
4 9 (5.29%) Selenium
5 6 (3.53%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.94%) SonarQube
7 4 (2.35%) JUnit
7 4 (2.35%) Redmine
7 4 (2.35%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.76%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.76%) JMeter
8 3 (1.76%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.76%) Maven
8 3 (1.76%) Robot Framework
8 3 (1.76%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.76%) TestRail
8 3 (1.76%) Xcode
8 3 (1.76%) Zephyr
General
1 30 (17.65%) Finance
2 14 (8.24%) Banking
3 13 (7.65%) Public Sector
4 7 (4.12%) Marketing
5 6 (3.53%) Front Office
6 4 (2.35%) Legal
7 3 (1.76%) Electronics
7 3 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.18%) Back Office
8 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.18%) Law
8 2 (1.18%) Retail
9 1 (0.59%) Billing
9 1 (0.59%) French Language
9 1 (0.59%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (18.82%) Developer
2 28 (16.47%) Project Manager
3 18 (10.59%) Architect
4 16 (9.41%) Analyst
5 12 (7.06%) .NET Developer
6 10 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 10 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.29%) Delivery Manager
7 9 (5.29%) Scrum Master
8 8 (4.71%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.12%) IT Manager
9 7 (4.12%) Programme Manager
9 7 (4.12%) Software Project Manager
10 6 (3.53%) DevOps Developer
10 6 (3.53%) IT Project Manager
10 6 (3.53%) Senior Manager
10 6 (3.53%) Software Delivery Manager
10 6 (3.53%) Software Manager
10 6 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.53%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.94%) .NET
2 17 (10.00%) HTML
3 15 (8.82%) CSS
4 14 (8.24%) .NET Framework
5 12 (7.06%) XML
6 10 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 10 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 9 (5.29%) Entity Framework
8 8 (4.71%) Kafka
8 8 (4.71%) Middleware
8 8 (4.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (4.71%) Web Services
9 7 (4.12%) jQuery
9 7 (4.12%) XSLT
10 6 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (3.53%) HTML5
10 6 (3.53%) React
10 6 (3.53%) Redux
10 6 (3.53%) RESTful
11 5 (2.94%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.12%) User Experience
3 6 (3.53%) Fixed Income
4 5 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.94%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.35%) Device Driver
5 4 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.35%) PKI
6 3 (1.76%) iPad
6 3 (1.76%) iPhone
6 3 (1.76%) Marketing Technology
7 2 (1.18%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.18%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.18%) Social Media
7 2 (1.18%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (1.18%) W3C
8 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.76%) Linux
2 9 (5.29%) Windows
3 6 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.94%) CentOS
5 4 (2.35%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (2.35%) Unix
6 3 (1.76%) Android
6 3 (1.76%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.76%) Solaris
7 2 (1.18%) CoreOS
7 2 (1.18%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (72.35%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (29.41%) Scrum
3 44 (25.88%) DevOps
4 38 (22.35%) Project Management
5 33 (19.41%) Test Automation
6 28 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (15.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (15.29%) Kanban
8 26 (15.29%) TDD
9 25 (14.71%) SDLC
10 21 (12.35%) Software Engineering
11 20 (11.76%) Project Delivery
12 18 (10.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (10.59%) User Stories
13 17 (10.00%) Microservices
14 15 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (8.24%) BDD
15 14 (8.24%) Sprint Planning
15 14 (8.24%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.47%) C#
2 26 (15.29%) Java
3 24 (14.12%) SQL
4 21 (12.35%) JavaScript
5 18 (10.59%) Python
6 8 (4.71%) C
6 8 (4.71%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.53%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.53%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.53%) Ruby
8 5 (2.94%) Apple Swift
8 5 (2.94%) Go
8 5 (2.94%) Objective-C
8 5 (2.94%) XAML
9 4 (2.35%) PHP
10 3 (1.76%) Scala
11 2 (1.18%) Groovy
11 2 (1.18%) Korn
11 2 (1.18%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.18%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 18 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.82%) Degree
3 12 (7.06%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.53%) PMP
5 5 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.35%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.35%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.76%) CCNA
7 3 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.76%) ISEB
7 3 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.18%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.59%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) EMIR
2 2 (1.18%) GDPR
2 2 (1.18%) MiFID
2 2 (1.18%) PMO
2 2 (1.18%) WAI
2 2 (1.18%) WCAG
3 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (18.82%) Docker
2 5 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.35%) vSphere
4 3 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.59%) iptables
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (17.06%) Kubernetes
2 11 (6.47%) Ansible
3 7 (4.12%) Terraform
4 4 (2.35%) Grafana
4 4 (2.35%) Prometheus
4 4 (2.35%) Puppet
5 3 (1.76%) HP ALM
5 3 (1.76%) Kibana
5 3 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.18%) systemd
7 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.59%) Packer
7 1 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.88%) Atlassian
3 8 (4.71%) Google
4 7 (4.12%) Xamarin
5 6 (3.53%) Oracle
5 6 (3.53%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.53%) SAP
6 5 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.35%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.35%) Splunk
8 3 (1.76%) HP
8 3 (1.76%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.18%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.18%) Databricks
9 2 (1.18%) DevExpress
9 2 (1.18%) IBM
10 1 (0.59%) Alibaba
10 1 (0.59%) Concur
10 1 (0.59%) hybris
10 1 (0.59%) SaltStack