Period
to 18 June 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 18 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.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 38 44
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 +4
Contract jobs citing SDLC 26 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.44% 3.84% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.94% 4.22% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 14
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +18.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £324
90th Percentile £538 £500 £475
East of England median daily rate £425 £370 £425
% change year-on-year +14.86% -12.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £26.75 £37.13 £36.00
% change year-on-year -27.95% +3.13% -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 526 569 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 89.91% 91.04% 85.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 403 362
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £257 £281 £293
90th Percentile £583 £575 £611
East of England median daily rate £434 £422 £413
% change year-on-year +2.73% +2.30% +4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 24
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.96 £16.25 £46.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.80% -64.89% +42.42%
10th Percentile £10.16 £14.00 £16.05
90th Percentile £33.75 £33.90 £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £17.41 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -44.73% +16.67% +17.39%

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

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Bedfordshire

SDLC
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

SDLC
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 18 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
Luton -4 8 £463 +28.47% 1
Henlow - 3 £425 -
Dunstable - 2 - - 1
SDLC
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (61.54%) ITIL
3 11 (42.31%) Linux
3 11 (42.31%) Management Information System
4 10 (38.46%) Incident Management
5 9 (34.62%) Data Management
5 9 (34.62%) V-Model
5 9 (34.62%) Data Mapping
5 9 (34.62%) Data Integration
5 9 (34.62%) Data Quality
5 9 (34.62%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (34.62%) Teradata
5 9 (34.62%) HP
5 9 (34.62%) Citrix
5 9 (34.62%) Service Management
5 9 (34.62%) Informix
5 9 (34.62%) ETL
5 9 (34.62%) FTP
5 9 (34.62%) XML Schema
5 9 (34.62%) DataStage
5 9 (34.62%) QualityStage
5 9 (34.62%) XML
5 9 (34.62%) DB2
5 9 (34.62%) SQL
5 9 (34.62%) Oracle
6 8 (30.77%) Project Management
7 7 (26.92%) PRINCE2
8 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
8 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 5 (19.23%) Big Data

SDLC
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 1 (3.85%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Akamai
2 2 (7.69%) IaaS
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) FTP
2 2 (7.69%) BIG-IP
2 2 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) LAN
2 2 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) DataStage
1 9 (34.62%) DB2
1 9 (34.62%) Informix
1 9 (34.62%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (34.62%) QualityStage
2 5 (19.23%) Big Data
3 4 (15.38%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (3.85%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.85%) JBehave
2 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) JUnit
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.85%) TestNG
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (11.54%) Marketing
1 3 (11.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) ETL Developer
3 7 (26.92%) DataStage Developer
4 6 (23.08%) DataStage ETL Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
6 3 (11.54%) Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (11.54%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) IT Manager
6 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Manager
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) XML
1 9 (34.62%) XML Schema
2 4 (15.38%) Middleware
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Infotainment
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (61.54%) ITIL
3 10 (38.46%) Incident Management
4 9 (34.62%) Data Integration
4 9 (34.62%) Data Management
4 9 (34.62%) Data Mapping
4 9 (34.62%) ETL
4 9 (34.62%) Service Management
4 9 (34.62%) V-Model
5 8 (30.77%) Project Management
6 7 (26.92%) PRINCE2
7 5 (19.23%) Analytics
7 5 (19.23%) Business Continuity
7 5 (19.23%) Information Security
7 5 (19.23%) Logistics
8 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 4 (15.38%) Scrum
9 3 (11.54%) Information Security Management
9 3 (11.54%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
3 1 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) Degree
3 4 (15.38%) CISA
3 4 (15.38%) CISM
3 4 (15.38%) CISSP
3 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) Data Quality
2 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
4 2 (7.69%) SLA
5 1 (3.85%) GDPR
5 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Ansible
1 2 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Citrix
1 9 (34.62%) HP
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
1 9 (34.62%) Teradata
2 5 (19.23%) IBM
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) Cloudera
4 2 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (3.85%) Alteryx
5 1 (3.85%) Tableau