Period
to 17 June 2018

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 17 June 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 154 180
Rank change year-on-year 0 +26 -24
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 34 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.50% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 14
West Midlands median daily rate £459 £450 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% -12.20% +20.59%
10th Percentile £338 £275 £404
90th Percentile £575 £550 £623
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +191.67% -66.67% +14.50%

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 4,056 3,575 4,699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.25% 82.32% 83.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,478 2,220 2,696
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £268 £250 £240
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 145 106
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +19.61% -21.85%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.38 £47.25 £38.88
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 17 June 2018.

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 17 June 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
Coventry -3 14 £475 -26.92% 3
Shropshire -10 8 £459 -16.55%
Birmingham -19 7 £500 +15.94% 2
Warwickshire +1 2 £425 - 4
Staffordshire - 2 - - 3
Software Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Software Delivery.

1 29 (85.29%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (44.12%) DevOps
4 13 (38.24%) JIRA
4 13 (38.24%) Scrum
5 11 (32.35%) Git (software)
6 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (29.41%) Microservices
7 9 (26.47%) Java
7 9 (26.47%) Python
8 8 (23.53%) Linux
8 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management
8 8 (23.53%) Project Management
8 8 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (23.53%) Confluence
8 8 (23.53%) RESTful
9 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
9 7 (20.59%) .NET
9 7 (20.59%) SDLC
9 7 (20.59%) Continuous Deployment
10 6 (17.65%) Ansible
10 6 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
10 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
10 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
10 6 (17.65%) Google
10 6 (17.65%) TDD
11 5 (14.71%) Data Migration
11 5 (14.71%) Data Integration
11 5 (14.71%) Release Management

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 8 (23.53%) Confluence
2 3 (8.82%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (5.88%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.94%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (11.76%) GitHub
4 3 (8.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (8.82%) Serverless
5 2 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (5.88%) IaaS
5 2 (5.88%) Slack
5 2 (5.88%) Trello
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.94%) Route 53
6 1 (2.94%) SaaS
6 1 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 4 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.82%) Neo4j
4 2 (5.88%) Big Data
4 2 (5.88%) Data Lake
4 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) JIRA
2 11 (32.35%) Git (software)
3 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
4 4 (11.76%) Artifactory
5 3 (8.82%) GitLab
5 3 (8.82%) Subversion
5 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (5.88%) Maven
6 2 (5.88%) MSBuild
6 2 (5.88%) MSI
6 2 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.94%) GoCD
General
1 3 (8.82%) Automotive
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Backend Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Lead DevOps
3 4 (11.76%) Scrum Master
3 4 (11.76%) Senior DevOps
4 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Agile .NET Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Agile C# Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Agile Developer
4 3 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
4 3 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Full Stack Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Software Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) RESTful
2 7 (20.59%) .NET
3 5 (14.71%) Node.js
4 4 (11.76%) CSS
4 4 (11.76%) HTML
5 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
5 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
5 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (8.82%) CSS3
5 3 (8.82%) HTML5
6 2 (5.88%) JSON
6 2 (5.88%) Web Services
6 2 (5.88%) XML
7 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (2.94%) Middleware
7 1 (2.94%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Unix
4 1 (2.94%) HPUX
4 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (85.29%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (44.12%) DevOps
4 13 (38.24%) Scrum
5 10 (29.41%) Microservices
6 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management
6 8 (23.53%) Project Management
7 7 (20.59%) Continuous Deployment
7 7 (20.59%) SDLC
8 6 (17.65%) TDD
8 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
9 5 (14.71%) Data Integration
9 5 (14.71%) Data Migration
9 5 (14.71%) ITIL
9 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
9 5 (14.71%) Migration
9 5 (14.71%) Release Management
9 5 (14.71%) SOA
10 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
10 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) Java
1 9 (26.47%) Python
2 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.71%) C#
3 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
4 4 (11.76%) Scala
5 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
5 3 (8.82%) Clojure
5 3 (8.82%) Erlang
5 3 (8.82%) F#
5 3 (8.82%) Groovy
5 3 (8.82%) Haskell
5 3 (8.82%) Ruby
6 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Docker
2 3 (8.82%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) Ansible
2 4 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (11.76%) Puppet
2 4 (11.76%) Terraform
3 1 (2.94%) collectd
3 1 (2.94%) Kibana
3 1 (2.94%) logstash
3 1 (2.94%) Packer
3 1 (2.94%) StatsD
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Google
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (8.82%) VMware
3 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.94%) SaltStack