Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 63 54
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9 +23
Contract jobs citing SDLC 115 102 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.96% 2.54% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% 3.02% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 54 90
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £438 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +1.16% +14.72%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £320
90th Percentile £525 £504 £516
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +5.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £36.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.85% -13.61% -19.52%
10th Percentile £20.00 £34.05 £35.58
90th Percentile £45.25 £39.35 £62.98
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% -10.56%

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 3,284 3,374 3,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.62% 83.91% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,649 1,701 2,068
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £569
South East median daily rate £435 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +3.38% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 119 143
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.71% -11.43% -27.45%
10th Percentile £10.14 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £39.75 £43.12
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year +23.47% -10.99% +1.11%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +13 45 £400 -11.11% 8
Bracknell +10 16 £475 +8.57% 5
Maidenhead +1 11 £506 +63.31% 2
Wokingham -5 11 £406 -
Newbury -8 10 £400 +1.59% 1
Slough +4 7 £363 - 4
SDLC
South East

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 75 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.09%) Java
3 28 (24.35%) Waterfall
4 25 (21.74%) Finance
5 19 (16.52%) SQL
6 17 (14.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (13.91%) JIRA
7 16 (13.91%) Project Management
7 16 (13.91%) C#
7 16 (13.91%) E-Commerce
8 15 (13.04%) Scrum
9 14 (12.17%) Computer Science
9 14 (12.17%) Test Automation
10 13 (11.30%) Python
11 12 (10.43%) PMI
11 12 (10.43%) HTML
11 12 (10.43%) JavaScript
11 12 (10.43%) PMI Certification
11 12 (10.43%) Degree
12 11 (9.57%) Marketing
12 11 (9.57%) Test Management
12 11 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (9.57%) XML
12 11 (9.57%) PMP
12 11 (9.57%) Matrix Organization
13 10 (8.70%) Test Strategy
13 10 (8.70%) SOA
13 10 (8.70%) Oracle
13 10 (8.70%) CMS

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 (8.70%) CMS
2 9 (7.83%) Drupal
3 3 (2.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.74%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.74%) Confluence
4 2 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.74%) IIS
4 2 (1.74%) PowerExchange
5 1 (0.87%) Apache
5 1 (0.87%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.61%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.87%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.87%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.48%) BrowserStack
2 4 (3.48%) SaaS
2 4 (3.48%) Sauce Labs
3 3 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.74%) NuGet
4 2 (1.74%) Office 365
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.87%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) SSL
2 2 (1.74%) Firewall
2 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.74%) VPN
3 1 (0.87%) HTTP
3 1 (0.87%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.87%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.09%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.35%) Big Data
2 5 (4.35%) MySQL
2 5 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.61%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.87%) DB2
5 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.87%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.87%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (13.91%) JIRA
2 9 (7.83%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.96%) Cucumber
4 7 (6.09%) Selenium
5 6 (5.22%) HP UFT
5 6 (5.22%) SoapUI
5 6 (5.22%) Zephyr
6 5 (4.35%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.48%) Maven
8 3 (2.61%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.61%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.61%) PowerBuilder
8 3 (2.61%) Rational Rose
8 3 (2.61%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.61%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.74%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.74%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (21.74%) Finance
2 11 (9.57%) Marketing
3 10 (8.70%) Retail
4 9 (7.83%) Telecoms
5 8 (6.96%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.74%) Automotive
6 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.87%) Back Office
7 1 (0.87%) Billing
7 1 (0.87%) Electronics
7 1 (0.87%) Games
7 1 (0.87%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.87%) German Language
7 1 (0.87%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (23.48%) Analyst
2 26 (22.61%) Developer
3 17 (14.78%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.83%) Test Analyst
5 8 (6.96%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.09%) Tester
7 6 (5.22%) Architect
7 6 (5.22%) Digital Project Manager
7 6 (5.22%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.48%) .NET Programmer
9 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET Programmer
9 4 (3.48%) Consultant
9 4 (3.48%) Digital Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Functional Tester
9 4 (3.48%) Programmer
9 4 (3.48%) QA Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.43%) HTML
2 11 (9.57%) XML
3 8 (6.96%) .NET
3 8 (6.96%) SOAP
4 7 (6.09%) REST
5 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET
5 6 (5.22%) Spring
6 5 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
7 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (3.48%) CSS
7 4 (3.48%) Gherkin
7 4 (3.48%) Middleware
7 4 (3.48%) Web Services
8 3 (2.61%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.61%) Java EE
8 3 (2.61%) XSD
8 3 (2.61%) XSLT
9 2 (1.74%) J2EE
9 2 (1.74%) JSON
9 2 (1.74%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.17%) Computer Science
2 12 (10.43%) PMI
3 9 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.96%) Social Media
4 8 (6.96%) User Experience
5 4 (3.48%) DataPower
5 4 (3.48%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.87%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.09%) Unix
2 4 (3.48%) Windows
3 3 (2.61%) Linux
3 3 (2.61%) OpenVMS
4 1 (0.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.35%) Waterfall
3 17 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (14.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (13.91%) E-Commerce
4 16 (13.91%) Project Management
5 15 (13.04%) Scrum
6 14 (12.17%) Test Automation
7 11 (9.57%) Matrix Organization
7 11 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (9.57%) Test Management
8 10 (8.70%) SOA
8 10 (8.70%) Test Strategy
9 9 (7.83%) Analytics
9 9 (7.83%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (7.83%) Functional Testing
9 9 (7.83%) Mathematics
10 8 (6.96%) BDD
10 8 (6.96%) Campaign Management
10 8 (6.96%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.09%) Java
2 19 (16.52%) SQL
3 16 (13.91%) C#
4 13 (11.30%) Python
5 12 (10.43%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.09%) VB
6 7 (6.09%) VBScript
7 5 (4.35%) C++
8 3 (2.61%) C
8 3 (2.61%) Fortran
9 2 (1.74%) CQL
9 2 (1.74%) Go
9 2 (1.74%) Groovy
9 2 (1.74%) Java 8
9 2 (1.74%) Perl
9 2 (1.74%) Scala
10 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (10.43%) Degree
1 12 (10.43%) PMI Certification
2 11 (9.57%) PMP
3 8 (6.96%) Master's Degree
3 8 (6.96%) MBA
4 6 (5.22%) ISEB
4 6 (5.22%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.87%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.70%) QA
2 4 (3.48%) SLA
3 3 (2.61%) GDPR
3 3 (2.61%) PMO
4 2 (1.74%) IEC 62304
4 2 (1.74%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.61%) Docker
2 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.74%) Opsview
Vendors
1 10 (8.70%) Oracle
2 7 (6.09%) HP
3 6 (5.22%) IBM
3 6 (5.22%) SAP
4 4 (3.48%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.61%) Casewise
5 3 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.74%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.74%) Informatica
6 2 (1.74%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.74%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.74%) VMware
7 1 (0.87%) Apigee
7 1 (0.87%) Ariba
7 1 (0.87%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.87%) Concur
7 1 (0.87%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.87%) hybris
7 1 (0.87%) MapR
7 1 (0.87%) Sitecore