Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 100 67 85
Rank change year-on-year -33 +18 -24
Contract jobs citing SDLC 72 112 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.76% 2.78% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 3.29% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 55 40
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £312 £310 £339
90th Percentile £570 £520 £526
South East median daily rate £475 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £36.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.85% -13.61% +3.68%
10th Percentile £33.00 £34.05 £35.58
90th Percentile £35.40 £39.35 £62.98
South East median hourly rate £43.75 £49.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -11.62% +10.00% +9.09%

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 3,513 3,405 3,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.77% 84.37% 83.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,666 1,763 1,729
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £269 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 87 127
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -19.44% -30.82%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £48.88 £41.90 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.95% +6.76% -21.05%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -24 25 £475 +18.75% 28
Wokingham - 12 £425 - 6
Maidenhead -4 8 - - 5
Bracknell -13 6 £370 -15.43% 4
Newbury -7 5 £460 +5.14% 5
Slough - 3 £456 - 9
SDLC
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 49 (68.06%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.94%) Waterfall
3 16 (22.22%) Java
4 15 (20.83%) Finance
5 12 (16.67%) Scrum
6 11 (15.28%) JIRA
6 11 (15.28%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (13.89%) Test Management
7 10 (13.89%) Test Automation
7 10 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (13.89%) E-Commerce
7 10 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (12.50%) Oracle
8 9 (12.50%) Project Management
8 9 (12.50%) Telecoms
9 8 (11.11%) Change Management
9 8 (11.11%) SQL
9 8 (11.11%) Marketing
9 8 (11.11%) Computer Science
10 7 (9.72%) Retail
10 7 (9.72%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (9.72%) User Experience
11 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
11 6 (8.33%) C#
11 6 (8.33%) PMP
11 6 (8.33%) PMI Certification
11 6 (8.33%) Degree
12 5 (6.94%) QA
12 5 (6.94%) ISTQB

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 4 (5.56%) CMS
1 4 (5.56%) Drupal
2 2 (2.78%) PowerExchange
3 1 (1.39%) Apache
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.39%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 1 (1.39%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.17%) SaaS
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) Apigee
3 1 (1.39%) BlueKai
3 1 (1.39%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.39%) GitHub
3 1 (1.39%) IaaS
3 1 (1.39%) Office 365
3 1 (1.39%) PaaS
3 1 (1.39%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (1.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.39%) SMS
1 1 (1.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.78%) SAP HANA
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.39%) Big Data
3 1 (1.39%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.39%) GIS
3 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.39%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (15.28%) JIRA
2 5 (6.94%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.17%) Bitbucket
4 3 (4.17%) PowerBuilder
4 3 (4.17%) Selenium
4 3 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.78%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.78%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.39%) GitLab
6 1 (1.39%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.39%) Maven
6 1 (1.39%) Subversion
6 1 (1.39%) Toad
General
1 15 (20.83%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 8 (11.11%) Marketing
4 7 (9.72%) Retail
5 5 (6.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.78%) Electronics
6 2 (2.78%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.39%) Billing
7 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (31.94%) Analyst
2 13 (18.06%) Developer
3 10 (13.89%) Project Manager
4 7 (9.72%) Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) Digital Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) QA Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.17%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.17%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Development Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Service Transition Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Transition Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) .NET
1 5 (6.94%) HTML
1 5 (6.94%) XML
2 4 (5.56%) Spring
3 3 (4.17%) Gherkin
3 3 (4.17%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (4.17%) Java EE
3 3 (4.17%) Middleware
4 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.78%) CSS
4 2 (2.78%) Entity Framework
4 2 (2.78%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.78%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (2.78%) REST
4 2 (2.78%) SAP Fiori
4 2 (2.78%) Silverlight
4 2 (2.78%) SOAP
4 2 (2.78%) WCF
4 2 (2.78%) Web Services
4 2 (2.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) User Experience
2 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.94%) PMI
4 4 (5.56%) Social Media
5 2 (2.78%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.78%) DataPower
5 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.17%) Android
1 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
1 3 (4.17%) OpenVMS
1 3 (4.17%) Unix
1 3 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (68.06%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.94%) Waterfall
3 12 (16.67%) Scrum
4 11 (15.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (13.89%) E-Commerce
5 10 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (13.89%) Test Automation
5 10 (13.89%) Test Management
6 9 (12.50%) Project Management
7 8 (11.11%) Change Management
7 8 (11.11%) Computer Science
8 7 (9.72%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
10 5 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (6.94%) CRM
10 5 (6.94%) Requirements Management
11 4 (5.56%) ITIL
11 4 (5.56%) OO
11 4 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.22%) Java
2 8 (11.11%) SQL
3 6 (8.33%) C#
4 3 (4.17%) Fortran
4 3 (4.17%) VB
5 2 (2.78%) Java 8
5 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.78%) Python
5 2 (2.78%) VBA
5 2 (2.78%) VBScript
5 2 (2.78%) XAML
6 1 (1.39%) C
6 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.39%) Ruby
6 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Degree
1 6 (8.33%) PMI Certification
1 6 (8.33%) PMP
2 5 (6.94%) ISEB
2 5 (6.94%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.56%) Master's Degree
4 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.17%) MBA
4 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.78%) PhD
6 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) GDPR
2 2 (2.78%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) Oracle
2 5 (6.94%) IBM
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.94%) SAP
3 3 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.78%) Ariba
4 2 (2.78%) Concur
4 2 (2.78%) Informatica
5 1 (1.39%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.39%) Casewise
5 1 (1.39%) HP
5 1 (1.39%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.39%) Workday