Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 39 47
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 +7
Contract jobs citing SDLC 25 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.73% 2.99% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 3.58% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 3
Bedfordshire median daily rate £486 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.37% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £376 £400 £435
90th Percentile £564 £688 £575
East of England median daily rate £365 £423 £418
% change year-on-year -13.61% +1.20% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £42.50
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £36.14 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.68% -3.63% -9.09%

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 563 531 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 84.03% 83.62% 84.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 350 366
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.49% -1.47%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £256
90th Percentile £619 £594 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 57
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £13.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.08% -65.33% +114.29%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.48 £26.00 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £37.00 £32.40 £24.66
% change year-on-year +14.20% +31.40% -1.37%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +5 10 £270 -
Bedford +2 2 £450 +2.86%
Luton -8 2 £455 +7.06% 2
SDLC
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 14 (56.00%) Security Architecture
2 13 (52.00%) Information Security
3 12 (48.00%) ITIL
3 12 (48.00%) Retail
4 11 (44.00%) E-Commerce
4 11 (44.00%) CISM
5 10 (40.00%) PRINCE2
5 10 (40.00%) Web Services
6 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
7 8 (32.00%) CISA
7 8 (32.00%) CISSP
8 7 (28.00%) Java
8 7 (28.00%) Linux
8 7 (28.00%) Security Management
8 7 (28.00%) Information Security Management
8 7 (28.00%) Project Management
8 7 (28.00%) Business Continuity
8 7 (28.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (28.00%) ISMS
8 7 (28.00%) PCI DSS
8 7 (28.00%) Data Privacy
9 6 (24.00%) Secure Coding
9 6 (24.00%) Compliance Management
9 6 (24.00%) Risk and Compliance Management
9 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (24.00%) Apple iOS
9 6 (24.00%) Mobile App
9 6 (24.00%) Android
9 6 (24.00%) Degree
9 6 (24.00%) Finance

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 (20.00%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (20.00%) Google App Engine
1 5 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (20.00%) IaaS
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.00%) SaaS
3 1 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Internet
2 3 (12.00%) LDAP
2 3 (12.00%) SSL
2 3 (12.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) DataStage
1 1 (4.00%) DB2
1 1 (4.00%) Informix
1 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.00%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (4.00%) VectorCAST
General
1 12 (48.00%) Retail
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Consultant
1 7 (28.00%) Security Consultant
1 7 (28.00%) Security Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) ServiceNow Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) GDPR Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Ada Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Data Migration Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Data Migration Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) DataStage ETL Developer
6 1 (4.00%) ETL Developer
6 1 (4.00%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) Web Services
2 4 (16.00%) XML
3 3 (12.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) .NET
4 1 (4.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (24.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 6 (24.00%) Android
2 6 (24.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (24.00%) Solaris
2 6 (24.00%) Unix
3 5 (20.00%) AIX
4 1 (4.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Security Architecture
2 13 (52.00%) Information Security
3 12 (48.00%) ITIL
4 11 (44.00%) E-Commerce
5 10 (40.00%) PRINCE2
6 7 (28.00%) Business Continuity
6 7 (28.00%) Data Privacy
6 7 (28.00%) Information Security Management
6 7 (28.00%) ISMS
6 7 (28.00%) Project Management
6 7 (28.00%) Security Management
7 6 (24.00%) Compliance Management
7 6 (24.00%) DevOps
7 6 (24.00%) Mobile Commerce
7 6 (24.00%) Risk and Compliance Management
7 6 (24.00%) Secure Coding
8 5 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.00%) Cryptography
8 5 (20.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) Ada
3 1 (4.00%) C++
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) CISM
2 8 (32.00%) CISA
2 8 (32.00%) CISSP
3 6 (24.00%) Degree
3 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (28.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.00%) GDPR
3 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) vCloud
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Google
1 5 (20.00%) VMware
2 4 (16.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) VocaLink
4 1 (4.00%) Ab Initio
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) Teradata