Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 45 48
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing SDLC 20 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.20% 1.80% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 2.07% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 4
Bedfordshire median daily rate £485 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.12% -5.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £260 £402 £421
90th Percentile £538 £693 £475
East of England median daily rate £388 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -8.82% - +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £42.50
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £36.14 £49.25
% change year-on-year +10.68% -26.62% +53.43%

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 546 483 534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 87.36% 86.87% 86.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 332 356
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £438 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +1.45% +1.47%
10th Percentile £140 £264 £278
90th Percentile £615 £588 £606
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 55
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.36% -65.00% +128.57%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.79 £14.00
90th Percentile £43.33 £24.43 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £31.41
% change year-on-year +4.48% +6.65% +39.60%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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
Dunstable +8 7 £270 -
Luton -15 2 £513 -24.07% 5
SDLC
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 13 (65.00%) Information Security
2 12 (60.00%) Security Architecture
3 10 (50.00%) Retail
3 10 (50.00%) CISM
4 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
5 8 (40.00%) Java
5 8 (40.00%) ITIL
6 7 (35.00%) Linux
6 7 (35.00%) CISSP
6 7 (35.00%) Project Management
6 7 (35.00%) Management Information System
6 7 (35.00%) CISA
6 7 (35.00%) Degree
6 7 (35.00%) Data Privacy
7 6 (30.00%) Mobile App
7 6 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (30.00%) Apple iOS
7 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (30.00%) Android
7 6 (30.00%) Solaris
7 6 (30.00%) Risk Management
7 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (30.00%) Unix
7 6 (30.00%) Web Services
7 6 (30.00%) Secure Coding
7 6 (30.00%) DevOps
8 5 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (25.00%) AIX

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 5 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.00%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (25.00%) Google App Engine
1 5 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (25.00%) IaaS
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) DataStage
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
1 1 (5.00%) Informix
1 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.00%) QualityStage
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.00%) JBehave
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) JUnit
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.00%) TestNG
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (50.00%) Retail
2 5 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Security Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) GDPR Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) DataStage Developer
5 1 (5.00%) DataStage ETL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Digital Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Service Transition Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (30.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Android
2 6 (30.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (30.00%) Solaris
2 6 (30.00%) Unix
3 5 (25.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Information Security
2 12 (60.00%) Security Architecture
3 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
4 8 (40.00%) ITIL
5 7 (35.00%) Data Privacy
5 7 (35.00%) Project Management
6 6 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (30.00%) DevOps
6 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
6 6 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (30.00%) Secure Coding
7 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (25.00%) Business Continuity
7 5 (25.00%) Cryptography
7 5 (25.00%) Information Security Management
7 5 (25.00%) ISMS
7 5 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce
7 5 (25.00%) Security Management
8 4 (20.00%) Compliance Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) CISM
2 7 (35.00%) CISA
2 7 (35.00%) CISSP
2 7 (35.00%) Degree
3 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (15.00%) GDPR
4 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) vCloud
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Google
1 5 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (10.00%) VocaLink
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Teradata