Period
to 18 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 54 66
Rank change year-on-year -22 +12 +28
Contract jobs citing SDLC 102 99 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.57% 2.64% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 3.22% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 60 85
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £416 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% -3.31% +21.99%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £315
90th Percentile £625 £489 £500
South East median daily rate £475 £417 £375
% change year-on-year +14.05% +11.07% -5.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.96% -22.83%

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 3,401 3,077 4,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.60% 81.97% 81.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,719 1,465 2,140
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +8.67%
10th Percentile £269 £252 £255
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 133 127
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.67% -14.29% -20.45%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.72 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £40.20 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £24.03
% change year-on-year +25.01% -16.77% +11.51%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 0 37 £400 - 16
Bracknell +19 20 £475 +11.11% 7
Maidenhead -6 11 £500 +61.29%
Newbury -15 11 £400 -10.61% 3
Slough -8 5 - - 1
Wokingham -11 3 £663 - 1
SDLC
South East

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 64 (62.75%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (25.49%) Finance
3 24 (23.53%) Java
4 22 (21.57%) JIRA
5 15 (14.71%) C#
5 15 (14.71%) Jenkins
6 14 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (13.73%) SOAP
6 14 (13.73%) Scrum
7 13 (12.75%) Project Management
7 13 (12.75%) Telecoms
7 13 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (12.75%) Waterfall
7 13 (12.75%) REST
8 12 (11.76%) Spring
8 12 (11.76%) SAP
8 12 (11.76%) Python
9 11 (10.78%) JavaScript
9 11 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (10.78%) Retail
9 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
9 11 (10.78%) Docker
10 10 (9.80%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (9.80%) Elastic Stack
10 10 (9.80%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (9.80%) Java 8
10 10 (9.80%) Java EE
10 10 (9.80%) NoSQL
10 10 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (9.80%) Functional Testing

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 10 (9.80%) Apache Solr
1 10 (9.80%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (7.84%) CMS
3 6 (5.88%) Drupal
4 3 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.96%) Confluence
5 2 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.94%) Chatbot
2 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.96%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.98%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.98%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.98%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.94%) BrowserStack
3 3 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.94%) SaaS
3 3 (2.94%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (1.96%) NuGet
4 2 (1.96%) Office 365
5 1 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.98%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) Firewall
1 2 (1.96%) SSL
1 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.96%) VPN
2 1 (0.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) NoSQL
2 7 (6.86%) Big Data
3 5 (4.90%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.90%) MySQL
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.98%) DB2
6 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (21.57%) JIRA
2 15 (14.71%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.80%) Bitbucket
3 10 (9.80%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (4.90%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.90%) HP UFT
5 4 (3.92%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.92%) Selenium
5 4 (3.92%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.92%) Zephyr
6 3 (2.94%) Maven
6 3 (2.94%) Rational Rose
6 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.94%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.96%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.96%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.96%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.98%) Gradle
General
1 26 (25.49%) Finance
2 13 (12.75%) Telecoms
3 11 (10.78%) Retail
4 9 (8.82%) Marketing
5 4 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.96%) Automotive
6 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.98%) Back Office
7 1 (0.98%) Electronics
7 1 (0.98%) Games
7 1 (0.98%) German Language
Job Titles
1 28 (27.45%) Developer
2 16 (15.69%) Analyst
3 14 (13.73%) Java Developer
3 14 (13.73%) Project Manager
4 9 (8.82%) Architect
5 8 (7.84%) Digital Project Manager
6 7 (6.86%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.88%) Tester
8 5 (4.90%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) .NET Programmer
9 4 (3.92%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Consultant
9 4 (3.92%) Programmer
9 4 (3.92%) SAP Business Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.73%) SOAP
2 13 (12.75%) REST
3 12 (11.76%) Spring
4 10 (9.80%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (9.80%) Hibernate
4 10 (9.80%) Java EE
5 9 (8.82%) HTML
6 8 (7.84%) .NET
7 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (3.92%) XML
9 3 (2.94%) CSS
9 3 (2.94%) React
9 3 (2.94%) Web Services
10 2 (1.96%) .NET Core
10 2 (1.96%) CSS3
10 2 (1.96%) HTML5
10 2 (1.96%) LESS
10 2 (1.96%) RESTful
10 2 (1.96%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.86%) PMI
4 6 (5.88%) User Experience
5 5 (4.90%) Social Media
6 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.92%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.96%) DataPower
9 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.90%) Unix
2 4 (3.92%) Windows
3 3 (2.94%) Linux
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (62.75%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (13.73%) Scrum
3 13 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (12.75%) Project Management
3 13 (12.75%) Waterfall
4 11 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (9.80%) E-Commerce
5 10 (9.80%) Functional Testing
6 9 (8.82%) Kanban
6 9 (8.82%) Mathematics
6 9 (8.82%) Order to Cash
6 9 (8.82%) PRINCE2
6 9 (8.82%) Software Engineering
6 9 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (7.84%) Coaching
7 8 (7.84%) Programme Management
7 8 (7.84%) TDD
7 8 (7.84%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.53%) Java
2 15 (14.71%) C#
3 12 (11.76%) Python
4 11 (10.78%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.80%) Java 8
5 10 (9.80%) SQL
6 8 (7.84%) C
7 6 (5.88%) C++
7 6 (5.88%) VB
8 5 (4.90%) VBScript
9 3 (2.94%) Go
9 3 (2.94%) Scala
10 2 (1.96%) CQL
10 2 (1.96%) Groovy
10 2 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (8.82%) Degree
2 7 (6.86%) PMI Certification
3 6 (5.88%) MBA
3 6 (5.88%) PMP
4 4 (3.92%) Master's Degree
5 3 (2.94%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.96%) ISEB
6 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.98%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) QA
2 7 (6.86%) GDPR
3 6 (5.88%) IEC 62304
4 4 (3.92%) SLA
5 3 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.96%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.98%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (10.78%) Docker
2 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.96%) Opsview
Vendors
1 12 (11.76%) SAP
2 7 (6.86%) Oracle
3 6 (5.88%) HP
4 4 (3.92%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.94%) Casewise
6 2 (1.96%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.96%) IBM
6 2 (1.96%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.96%) VMware
7 1 (0.98%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.98%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.98%) hybris
7 1 (0.98%) MapR
7 1 (0.98%) Ping Identity
7 1 (0.98%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.98%) Twobo