Period
to 18 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 40 40
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +7
Contract jobs citing SDLC 12 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.24% 3.67% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 4.26% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 10
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £488 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -9.30% +7.50%
10th Percentile £363 £415 £390
90th Percentile £581 £568 £689
East of England median daily rate £425 £369 £425
% change year-on-year +15.18% -13.18% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.14
% change year-on-year +3.13% +10.68% -3.63%

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 479 563 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 89.53% 86.09% 85.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 394 356
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £257 £263 £219
90th Percentile £584 £619 £588
East of England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 6
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £12.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +87.11% -67.93%
10th Percentile £16.36 £10.40 £10.65
90th Percentile £50.50 £50.48 £14.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.84 £35.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year -49.76% +11.81% +25.74%

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 December 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 December 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 +9 6 £375 -31.82% 3
Dunstable -10 4 - - 3
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £513 -
SDLC
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (50.00%) High Availability
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) DNS
4 4 (33.33%) SLA
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (33.33%) BIG-IP
4 4 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (33.33%) F5
4 4 (33.33%) DevOps
4 4 (33.33%) Ansible
4 4 (33.33%) Terraform
4 4 (33.33%) Planning and Forecasting
4 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server

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 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (16.67%) Akamai
3 2 (16.67%) IaaS
4 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) BIG-IP
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Artifactory
2 2 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (8.33%) JMeter
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Solutions Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (8.33%) AWS Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Azure Developer
2 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Integration Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) High Availability
2 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
2 4 (33.33%) Planning and Forecasting
2 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Programming
4 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Service Design
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CISA
1 1 (8.33%) CISM
1 1 (8.33%) CISSP
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Ansible
1 4 (33.33%) Terraform
2 1 (8.33%) HP ALM
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) F5
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (16.67%) Cloudera
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) HP