Period
to 20 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 58 60
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing SDLC 124 125 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.98% 3.20% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 3.72% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 71 54
Berkshire median daily rate £460 £413 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.52% +1.85% -5.81%
10th Percentile £333 £313 £305
90th Percentile £613 £563 £488
South East median daily rate £450 £473 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +18.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £65.00 £34.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.18% -5.56% -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -1.23%

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 3,652 3,359 3,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 87.66% 86.08% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,770 1,691 1,558
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £256 £263
90th Percentile £613 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 78 126
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.92% +45.00% -10.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.04 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £48.75 £39.25
South East median hourly rate £32.00 £23.75 £19.66
% change year-on-year +34.74% +20.80% -12.62%

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 August 2019.

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
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 August 2019. 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 -6 41 £475 +18.75% 9
Newbury -1 18 £480 +20.06% 4
Bracknell -11 12 £398 -16.21% 7
Maidenhead +3 7 £425 -16.05% 4
Slough +2 6 £325 -10.34% 4
Wokingham -10 2 - -
Windsor - 2 £550 - 1
SDLC
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 79 (63.71%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (29.84%) Scrum
3 32 (25.81%) Telecoms
4 24 (19.35%) Oracle
5 21 (16.94%) SQL
6 20 (16.13%) DevOps
7 19 (15.32%) Mobile App
7 19 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (13.71%) Waterfall
8 17 (13.71%) Finance
9 16 (12.90%) Java
9 16 (12.90%) C#
9 16 (12.90%) .NET
9 16 (12.90%) XML
9 16 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (12.10%) JavaScript
10 15 (12.10%) Project Management
10 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (11.29%) QA
11 14 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (11.29%) Customer Requirements
12 13 (10.48%) User Experience
12 13 (10.48%) Microsoft
13 12 (9.68%) SOA
14 11 (8.87%) HTML
14 11 (8.87%) ITIL
14 11 (8.87%) Business Analysis
14 11 (8.87%) SaaS
15 10 (8.06%) Apple iOS
15 10 (8.06%) SC Cleared

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 7 (5.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.61%) Confluence
4 1 (0.81%) CMS
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.65%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (3.23%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.61%) SAP SCM
4 2 (1.61%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.81%) Maximo
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.81%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.87%) SaaS
3 6 (4.84%) IaaS
3 6 (4.84%) PaaS
4 4 (3.23%) IBM Blueworks
5 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.61%) Apigee
6 2 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.61%) GitHub
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.81%) Google Sheets
7 1 (0.81%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.81%) Serverless
7 1 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.03%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (2.42%) 3G
2 3 (2.42%) LTE
2 3 (2.42%) UMTS
2 3 (2.42%) VoLTE
3 1 (0.81%) HTTP
3 1 (0.81%) Internet
3 1 (0.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.65%) GIS
1 7 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.84%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (3.23%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (3.23%) SSDT
5 3 (2.42%) Big Data
5 3 (2.42%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (2.42%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.61%) Blockchain
6 2 (1.61%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.61%) DTS
6 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.81%) OLTP
7 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.81%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (6.45%) JIRA
2 7 (5.65%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.65%) Selenium
3 5 (4.03%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.23%) Eclipse
4 4 (3.23%) MSTest
4 4 (3.23%) SpecFlow
4 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (3.23%) tSQLt
4 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio Code
4 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (2.42%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.42%) Robot Framework
6 2 (1.61%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.61%) PowerBuilder
6 2 (1.61%) PVCS
7 1 (0.81%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.81%) ProC
7 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 32 (25.81%) Telecoms
2 17 (13.71%) Finance
3 10 (8.06%) Retail
4 6 (4.84%) Marketing
5 5 (4.03%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.61%) Automotive
6 2 (1.61%) German Language
7 1 (0.81%) Billing
7 1 (0.81%) French Language
7 1 (0.81%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.81%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (24.19%) Analyst
2 29 (23.39%) Architect
3 24 (19.35%) Developer
4 15 (12.10%) Business Analyst
5 14 (11.29%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.65%) QA Analyst
7 6 (4.84%) Agile Project Manager
7 6 (4.84%) Consultant
7 6 (4.84%) Designer
7 6 (4.84%) SaaS Architect
7 6 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.03%) Integration Developer
8 5 (4.03%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (4.03%) Product Architect
8 5 (4.03%) Senior Architect
9 4 (3.23%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.23%) Development Manager
9 4 (3.23%) Software Project Manager
9 4 (3.23%) SQL Developer
9 4 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.90%) .NET
1 16 (12.90%) XML
2 11 (8.87%) HTML
3 9 (7.26%) JSON
4 7 (5.65%) CSS
5 6 (4.84%) .NET Framework
6 5 (4.03%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.03%) Middleware
6 5 (4.03%) XSD
7 4 (3.23%) Swagger
7 4 (3.23%) TIBCO EMS
7 4 (3.23%) XSL
8 3 (2.42%) .NET Core
8 3 (2.42%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.42%) React
8 3 (2.42%) SAP Fiori
9 2 (1.61%) REST
9 2 (1.61%) RESTful
9 2 (1.61%) Web Services
10 1 (0.81%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.32%) Mobile App
2 16 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.48%) User Experience
4 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.61%) FMCG
6 2 (1.61%) Replication
6 2 (1.61%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.81%) CMDB
7 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) EPoS
7 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.81%) Robotics
7 1 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.06%) Android
1 10 (8.06%) Apple iOS
2 6 (4.84%) Unix
3 5 (4.03%) Windows
4 4 (3.23%) Linux
4 4 (3.23%) OpenVMS
5 2 (1.61%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (63.71%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (29.84%) Scrum
3 20 (16.13%) DevOps
4 19 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (13.71%) Waterfall
6 15 (12.10%) Project Management
6 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (11.29%) Customer Requirements
8 12 (9.68%) SOA
9 11 (8.87%) Business Analysis
9 11 (8.87%) ITIL
10 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
10 10 (8.06%) Project Delivery
10 10 (8.06%) Software Engineering
10 10 (8.06%) Sprint Planning
10 10 (8.06%) UML
10 10 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (8.06%) User Stories
11 9 (7.26%) Acceptance Criteria
11 9 (7.26%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.94%) SQL
2 16 (12.90%) C#
2 16 (12.90%) Java
3 15 (12.10%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.26%) PL/SQL
5 6 (4.84%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.03%) C++
6 5 (4.03%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.03%) Python
6 5 (4.03%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.23%) XPath
7 4 (3.23%) XQuery
8 3 (2.42%) C
8 3 (2.42%) Fortran
8 3 (2.42%) VB
8 3 (2.42%) VBA
9 2 (1.61%) F#
10 1 (0.81%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (8.06%) Degree
1 10 (8.06%) SC Cleared
1 10 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.84%) ISEB
2 6 (4.84%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.61%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.29%) QA
2 6 (4.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (4.03%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.42%) PMO
5 2 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.03%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.23%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.81%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.81%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 24 (19.35%) Oracle
2 13 (10.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.45%) SAP
4 6 (4.84%) TIBCO
5 5 (4.03%) Ariba
5 5 (4.03%) Concur
5 5 (4.03%) IBM
6 3 (2.42%) GENBAND
7 2 (1.61%) HP
7 2 (1.61%) Informatica
7 2 (1.61%) Qualys
7 2 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.61%) Tableau
7 2 (1.61%) Workday
8 1 (0.81%) CA
8 1 (0.81%) Casewise
8 1 (0.81%) ComArch
8 1 (0.81%) Google
8 1 (0.81%) Remedy
8 1 (0.81%) VMware