Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for SDLC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SDLC over the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 32 37
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5 +12
Contract jobs citing SDLC 10 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.84% 4.89% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 5.54% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 29 18
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15% -17.50%
10th Percentile £338 £300 £350
90th Percentile £581 £525 £644
East of England median daily rate £434 £375 £407
% change year-on-year +15.67% -7.86% -4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.17% -4.00%

SDLC 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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 484 596 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 88.97% 88.30% 83.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 422 372
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.24% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £263
90th Percentile £584 £575 £606
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £46.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -67.44% +77.19%
10th Percentile £13.82 £10.87 £28.30
90th Percentile £20.23 £34.07 £51.12
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% +10.00% -

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Bedfordshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SDLC in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Bedfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
Luton -3 6 £450 +25.00% 3
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £513 -
SDLC
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SDLC 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 7 (70.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (60.00%) Analytics
2 6 (60.00%) Big Data
3 5 (50.00%) Ansible
3 5 (50.00%) Terraform
3 5 (50.00%) High Availability
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
5 3 (30.00%) Marketing
5 3 (30.00%) JIRA
5 3 (30.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (30.00%) F5
5 3 (30.00%) Akamai
5 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) SLA
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (20.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (30.00%) Akamai
3 3 (30.00%) IaaS
4 1 (10.00%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) Artifactory
2 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Delivery Manager
1 3 (30.00%) IT Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Analytics
2 5 (50.00%) High Availability
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Machine Learning
4 3 (30.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (30.00%) Planning and Forecasting
4 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) Task Automation
5 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Programming
5 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Ansible
1 5 (50.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cloudera
1 3 (30.00%) F5
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Alteryx
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Tableau