Period
to 19 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 April 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 164 158
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 41 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.50% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.60% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 13
West Midlands median daily rate £469 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £400 £328 £293
90th Percentile £534 £515 £665
England median daily rate £500 £485 £494
% change year-on-year +3.09% -1.77% +5.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 £46.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year +29.73% +125.61% -46.05%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,265 4,025 3,833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.90% 84.40% 81.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,665 2,522 2,396
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 140 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -2.44% +14.05%
10th Percentile £11.11 £10.95 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.75 £36.83
England median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.91% -10.00% +8.70%

Software Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Software Delivery as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Software Delivery in the West Midlands

Software Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Delivery in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Delivery in the West Midlands

Software Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Delivery in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Delivery in the West Midlands

Software Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Delivery in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Delivery in the West Midlands

Software Delivery
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 April 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
Birmingham +27 16 £425 -15.00% 1
Warwickshire +14 10 £500 -
Coventry -16 5 £413 -13.16% 3
Staffordshire - 4 £400 - 1
Worcestershire - 3 £400 - 3
Shropshire -45 1 £463 +7.18%
Software Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Software Delivery.

1 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (51.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (48.78%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (43.90%) Python
5 17 (41.46%) Waterfall
6 16 (39.02%) Linux
7 15 (36.59%) Bash Shell
7 15 (36.59%) Patch Management
8 14 (34.15%) DevOps
8 14 (34.15%) Java
9 13 (31.71%) C#
9 13 (31.71%) Degree
10 12 (29.27%) PowerShell
11 11 (26.83%) Metasploit
11 11 (26.83%) SCADA
11 11 (26.83%) Mathematics
11 11 (26.83%) Computer Science
11 11 (26.83%) Lua
11 11 (26.83%) Ruby
11 11 (26.83%) Nessus
11 11 (26.83%) Nmap
11 11 (26.83%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (26.83%) C
11 11 (26.83%) OSINT
11 11 (26.83%) Jenkins
11 11 (26.83%) Security Architecture
11 11 (26.83%) Open Source
11 11 (26.83%) OSCE
11 11 (26.83%) OpenStack
11 11 (26.83%) Burp Suite

Software Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 11 (26.83%) OpenStack
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (7.32%) Anypoint
3 3 (7.32%) Mule
4 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.44%) Confluence
4 1 (2.44%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Primavera
1 1 (2.44%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.44%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 21 (51.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (48.78%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (14.63%) GitHub
4 4 (9.76%) Serverless
5 2 (4.88%) Office 365
6 1 (2.44%) Azure Functions
6 1 (2.44%) IaaS
6 1 (2.44%) PaaS
6 1 (2.44%) SaaS
6 1 (2.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) 802.11
1 10 (24.39%) HTTP
1 10 (24.39%) SNMP
1 10 (24.39%) VPN
2 8 (19.51%) VoIP
2 8 (19.51%) Wireless
3 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.88%) SAN
5 1 (2.44%) 3G
5 1 (2.44%) 4G
5 1 (2.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) MongoDB
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.88%) Big Data
4 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Burp Suite
1 11 (26.83%) Jenkins
1 11 (26.83%) Metasploit
2 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.76%) Bitbucket
3 4 (9.76%) JIRA
3 4 (9.76%) Maven
3 4 (9.76%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.44%) Selenium
5 1 (2.44%) Subversion
5 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.44%) Travis CI
5 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Penetration Tester
1 10 (24.39%) Tester
2 8 (19.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Project Manager
4 6 (14.63%) Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Software Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Software Project Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.88%) DevOps Developer
8 2 (4.88%) IT Manager
8 2 (4.88%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Programme Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Senior DevOps
8 2 (4.88%) Solutions Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) Development Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) 802.1X
2 8 (19.51%) Web Services
3 4 (9.76%) REST
3 4 (9.76%) SOAP
3 4 (9.76%) XML
4 3 (7.32%) .NET
4 3 (7.32%) LAMP
4 3 (7.32%) Node.js
5 2 (4.88%) Kafka
6 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) SCADA
2 10 (24.39%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (19.51%) Mobile App
3 8 (19.51%) Wiki
4 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.76%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.44%) NHS
6 1 (2.44%) PACS
6 1 (2.44%) PMI
6 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Linux
2 11 (26.83%) Kali Linux
3 5 (12.20%) Windows
4 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
4 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (41.46%) Waterfall
3 15 (36.59%) Patch Management
4 14 (34.15%) DevOps
5 11 (26.83%) Computer Science
5 11 (26.83%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 11 (26.83%) Mathematics
5 11 (26.83%) Open Source
5 11 (26.83%) OSINT
5 11 (26.83%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (26.83%) Security Architecture
5 11 (26.83%) Threat Intelligence
6 10 (24.39%) Cyber Intelligence
6 10 (24.39%) Remediation Plan
6 10 (24.39%) Social Engineering
6 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
7 9 (21.95%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (19.51%) Security Operations
8 8 (19.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) Python
2 15 (36.59%) Bash Shell
3 14 (34.15%) Java
4 13 (31.71%) C#
5 12 (29.27%) PowerShell
6 11 (26.83%) C
6 11 (26.83%) Lua
6 11 (26.83%) Ruby
7 9 (21.95%) SQL
8 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
8 4 (9.76%) PHP
9 3 (7.32%) Perl
10 2 (4.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Degree
2 11 (26.83%) OSCE
3 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) CREST Certified
4 2 (4.88%) GPEN
4 2 (4.88%) OSCP
4 2 (4.88%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.88%) SANS
4 2 (4.88%) Tigerscheme
5 1 (2.44%) APMP
5 1 (2.44%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.44%) PMP
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (26.83%) Nessus
1 11 (26.83%) Nmap
2 10 (24.39%) Puppet
3 6 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (12.20%) Kubernetes
5 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (4.88%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle
1 4 (9.76%) Red Hat
1 4 (9.76%) VMware
2 3 (7.32%) Atlassian
2 3 (7.32%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Pega
3 1 (2.44%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow