Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 November 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)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 70 68
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing SDLC 99 108 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.44% 2.65% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 3.13% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 51 71
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £438 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +1.16% +12.34%
10th Percentile £314 £305 £325
90th Percentile £610 £505 £523
South East median daily rate £450 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +9.09% +5.77% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £36.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.85% -13.61% -15.50%
10th Percentile £33.00 £34.05 £35.58
90th Percentile £41.80 £39.35 £62.98
South East median hourly rate £43.75 £45.75 £44.00
% change year-on-year -4.37% +3.98% -2.22%

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 Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,447 3,449 3,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.86% 84.60% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,642 1,779 1,898
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 107 137
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.25 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.55% -17.14% -41.67%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.25 £11.40
90th Percentile £47.35 £39.75 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £22.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.27% -9.00% +0.60%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Berkshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Berkshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Berkshire

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Berkshire

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SDLC in Berkshire

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Reading +4 37 £433 -3.89% 18
Bracknell +1 13 £475 +8.57% 7
Wokingham -2 13 £425 - 3
Maidenhead +1 10 £506 +42.61% 2
Slough -3 8 £456 - 4
Newbury -20 7 - - 4
SDLC
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 71 (71.72%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.26%) Java
2 26 (26.26%) Waterfall
3 19 (19.19%) Finance
4 16 (16.16%) Scrum
4 16 (16.16%) Project Management
4 16 (16.16%) SQL
4 16 (16.16%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (15.15%) C#
5 15 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (14.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (13.13%) Oracle
7 13 (13.13%) JIRA
8 12 (12.12%) Computer Science
8 12 (12.12%) Test Automation
8 12 (12.12%) E-Commerce
9 11 (11.11%) Test Management
9 11 (11.11%) Retail
10 10 (10.10%) Marketing
11 9 (9.09%) Degree
11 9 (9.09%) Python
11 9 (9.09%) XML
11 9 (9.09%) SOA
11 9 (9.09%) HTML
11 9 (9.09%) JavaScript
11 9 (9.09%) PMP
11 9 (9.09%) PMI Certification
11 9 (9.09%) Jenkins
11 9 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
12 8 (8.08%) User Experience

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 6 (6.06%) CMS
1 6 (6.06%) Drupal
2 3 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.02%) PowerExchange
4 1 (1.01%) Apache
4 1 (1.01%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.01%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.01%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.03%) Chatbot
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.01%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.03%) BrowserStack
2 3 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.03%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (2.02%) SaaS
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.01%) Apigee
4 1 (1.01%) BlueKai
4 1 (1.01%) GitHub
4 1 (1.01%) IaaS
4 1 (1.01%) Office 365
4 1 (1.01%) PaaS
4 1 (1.01%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.01%) SMS
1 1 (1.01%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.08%) MongoDB
2 5 (5.05%) MySQL
3 4 (4.04%) Big Data
3 4 (4.04%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.02%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.02%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.01%) DB2
6 1 (1.01%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (13.13%) JIRA
2 9 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 7 (7.07%) Cucumber
4 5 (5.05%) SoapUI
5 4 (4.04%) Bitbucket
5 4 (4.04%) Selenium
5 4 (4.04%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (4.04%) Zephyr
6 3 (3.03%) HP UFT
6 3 (3.03%) PowerBuilder
6 3 (3.03%) Rational Rose
7 2 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.02%) Maven
7 2 (2.02%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.01%) AnthillPro
8 1 (1.01%) GitLab
8 1 (1.01%) Gradle
8 1 (1.01%) Hudson
General
1 19 (19.19%) Finance
2 11 (11.11%) Retail
3 10 (10.10%) Marketing
4 7 (7.07%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (6.06%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.02%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.01%) Automotive
7 1 (1.01%) Billing
7 1 (1.01%) Electronics
7 1 (1.01%) German Language
7 1 (1.01%) Legal
7 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (23.23%) Analyst
2 21 (21.21%) Developer
3 16 (16.16%) Project Manager
4 9 (9.09%) Architect
5 7 (7.07%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (7.07%) Test Analyst
6 6 (6.06%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Agile Project Manager
7 5 (5.05%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 5 (5.05%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.04%) .NET Programmer
8 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET Programmer
8 4 (4.04%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.04%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.04%) Integration Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Programmer
8 4 (4.04%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Service Transition Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Transition Analyst
9 3 (3.03%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.09%) HTML
1 9 (9.09%) XML
2 8 (8.08%) .NET
3 7 (7.07%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.07%) Spring
4 5 (5.05%) IBM Integration Bus
4 5 (5.05%) Middleware
4 5 (5.05%) SOAP
5 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (4.04%) CSS
5 4 (4.04%) Gherkin
5 4 (4.04%) Java EE
5 4 (4.04%) RESTful
6 3 (3.03%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.03%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.03%) REST
6 3 (3.03%) XSD
6 3 (3.03%) XSLT
7 2 (2.02%) JMS
7 2 (2.02%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.12%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.08%) PMI
2 8 (8.08%) User Experience
3 6 (6.06%) Social Media
4 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.04%) DataPower
5 4 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.01%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.06%) Unix
2 3 (3.03%) OpenVMS
3 2 (2.02%) Windows
4 1 (1.01%) Linux
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (71.72%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.26%) Waterfall
3 16 (16.16%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (16.16%) Project Management
3 16 (16.16%) Scrum
4 15 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (14.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (12.12%) E-Commerce
6 12 (12.12%) Test Automation
7 11 (11.11%) Test Management
8 9 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
8 9 (9.09%) SOA
9 8 (8.08%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (8.08%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (6.06%) Analytics
10 6 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.06%) Kanban
10 6 (6.06%) Machine Learning
10 6 (6.06%) Test Strategy
10 6 (6.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.26%) Java
2 16 (16.16%) SQL
3 15 (15.15%) C#
4 9 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.09%) Python
5 4 (4.04%) VB
5 4 (4.04%) VBScript
6 3 (3.03%) C++
6 3 (3.03%) Fortran
6 3 (3.03%) Java 8
7 2 (2.02%) C
7 2 (2.02%) Go
7 2 (2.02%) Groovy
7 2 (2.02%) Perl
7 2 (2.02%) Scala
8 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.01%) VB6
8 1 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (9.09%) Degree
1 9 (9.09%) PMI Certification
1 9 (9.09%) PMP
2 7 (7.07%) Master's Degree
3 6 (6.06%) MBA
4 5 (5.05%) ISEB
4 5 (5.05%) ISTQB
5 4 (4.04%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.01%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) QA
2 3 (3.03%) GDPR
2 3 (3.03%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (4.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (13.13%) Oracle
2 8 (8.08%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.07%) IBM
4 6 (6.06%) SAP
5 4 (4.04%) HP
6 3 (3.03%) Casewise
6 3 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.02%) Ariba
7 2 (2.02%) Concur
7 2 (2.02%) Informatica
7 2 (2.02%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.01%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (1.01%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.01%) Dynatrace
8 1 (1.01%) MapR
8 1 (1.01%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.01%) Workday