Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 76 59
Rank change year-on-year +4 -17 +11
Contract jobs citing SDLC 110 105 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.67% 2.45% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 3.00% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 60 112
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £435 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +14.47% -5.00%
10th Percentile £308 £331 £313
90th Percentile £524 £525 £550
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £36.50 £42.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.61% -15.50% -
10th Percentile £34.05 £35.58 £30.10
90th Percentile £39.35 £62.98 £56.50
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.70% +54.17%

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 3428 3498 4032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.18% 81.58% 79.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1803 1851 2247
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.52%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £398
% change year-on-year +3.66% +3.14% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 123 182
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £26.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.57% -32.74% +36.93%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.63 £49.90 £45.23
South East median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -3.92% -6.02% +52.00%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 32 £450 +4.05% 13
Newbury +12 22 £394 +31.25% 4
Maidenhead -11 11 £413 -15.38% 1
Bracknell +5 7 £438 +36.72% 1
Ascot - 2 £450 -
SDLC
South East

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 57 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (31.82%) SQL Server
3 31 (28.18%) Finance
4 29 (26.36%) SQL
5 27 (24.55%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (23.64%) HTML
7 25 (22.73%) Microsoft
8 23 (20.91%) Java
9 22 (20.00%) REST
10 21 (19.09%) Project Management
10 21 (19.09%) JIRA
11 19 (17.27%) Scrum
12 18 (16.36%) JavaScript
13 17 (15.45%) IIS
13 17 (15.45%) CSS
13 17 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (14.55%) Analytics
14 16 (14.55%) Change Management
15 15 (13.64%) .NET
15 15 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (13.64%) TDD
15 15 (13.64%) Spring
16 14 (12.73%) ETL
17 13 (11.82%) C#
17 13 (11.82%) Windows
18 12 (10.91%) Web Development
18 12 (10.91%) jQuery
18 12 (10.91%) Degree
18 12 (10.91%) Waterfall

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 17 (15.45%) IIS
2 9 (8.18%) Apache Solr
2 9 (8.18%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (7.27%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.36%) CMS
4 7 (6.36%) Confluence
5 6 (5.45%) MS Project Server
6 4 (3.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (3.64%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.82%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.91%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.91%) JBoss
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.91%) PowerExchange
8 1 (0.91%) SAS
8 1 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.36%) KANA IQ
2 3 (2.73%) Maximo
3 2 (1.82%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.91%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.73%) IaaS
2 3 (2.73%) PaaS
3 2 (1.82%) GitHub
4 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.36%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.64%) FTP
3 3 (2.73%) Firewall
4 1 (0.91%) HTTP
4 1 (0.91%) LDAP
4 1 (0.91%) SSL
4 1 (0.91%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 10 (9.09%) Data Mining
4 10 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (8.18%) Data Mart
6 8 (7.27%) Relational Database
7 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (6.36%) Oracle Database
7 7 (6.36%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (2.73%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.91%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.91%) Big Data
10 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.91%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 21 (19.09%) JIRA
2 9 (8.18%) Bitbucket
2 9 (8.18%) Jenkins
2 9 (8.18%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (6.36%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (4.55%) Subversion
5 4 (3.64%) JMeter
5 4 (3.64%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.73%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.73%) Maven
6 3 (2.73%) NuGet
6 3 (2.73%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.73%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.82%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.82%) Selenium
7 2 (1.82%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 31 (28.18%) Finance
2 10 (9.09%) Marketing
2 10 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.73%) General Ledger
4 3 (2.73%) Retail
5 2 (1.82%) Electronics
5 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (40.91%) Developer
2 13 (11.82%) Java Developer
3 11 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 9 (8.18%) Analyst
4 9 (8.18%) Scrum Master
5 8 (7.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (7.27%) SSAS Developer
6 7 (6.36%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (6.36%) Web Developer
7 6 (5.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (4.55%) SQL Developer
9 4 (3.64%) Architect
9 4 (3.64%) Consultant
9 4 (3.64%) Performance Tester
9 4 (3.64%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.64%) Tester
9 4 (3.64%) UI Developer
10 3 (2.73%) Programme Manager
10 3 (2.73%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.73%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.64%) HTML
2 22 (20.00%) REST
3 17 (15.45%) CSS
4 15 (13.64%) .NET
4 15 (13.64%) Spring
5 12 (10.91%) jQuery
6 10 (9.09%) SOAP
7 9 (8.18%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (8.18%) Hibernate
7 9 (8.18%) Java EE
7 9 (8.18%) XML
8 8 (7.27%) ASP.NET
9 7 (6.36%) Ajax
9 7 (6.36%) HTML5
9 7 (6.36%) MDX
9 7 (6.36%) Web Services
10 6 (5.45%) AngularJS
11 5 (4.55%) CSS3
11 5 (4.55%) JSON
12 4 (3.64%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.27%) Virtual Team
3 6 (5.45%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.45%) Social Media
4 5 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.73%) IVR
6 2 (1.82%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.82%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.91%) Fintech
7 1 (0.91%) FMCG
7 1 (0.91%) Life Science
7 1 (0.91%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.82%) Windows
2 7 (6.36%) Windows 2000
2 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (4.55%) Linux
4 3 (2.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.55%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (19.09%) Project Management
4 19 (17.27%) Scrum
5 16 (14.55%) Analytics
5 16 (14.55%) Change Management
6 15 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (13.64%) TDD
7 14 (12.73%) ETL
8 12 (10.91%) Waterfall
8 12 (10.91%) Web Development
9 11 (10.00%) Data Modelling
9 11 (10.00%) ITIL
9 11 (10.00%) PRINCE2
10 9 (8.18%) Asset Management
10 9 (8.18%) Microservices
10 9 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (8.18%) Test Strategy
11 8 (7.27%) BDD
11 8 (7.27%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (26.36%) SQL
2 23 (20.91%) Java
3 18 (16.36%) JavaScript
4 13 (11.82%) C#
5 9 (8.18%) VBScript
6 8 (7.27%) T-SQL
7 7 (6.36%) PL/SQL
8 6 (5.45%) C
9 5 (4.55%) C++
10 3 (2.73%) CQL
11 2 (1.82%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.82%) Python
12 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (10.91%) Degree
2 7 (6.36%) PMI Certification
2 7 (6.36%) PMP
3 3 (2.73%) ISEB
3 3 (2.73%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.73%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) QA
2 3 (2.73%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.82%) GxP
3 2 (1.82%) PMO
3 2 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (8.18%) Docker
2 3 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.73%) Opsview
3 2 (1.82%) Ansible
3 2 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.91%) Oozie
Vendors
1 25 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.00%) Oracle
3 8 (7.27%) SAP
4 7 (6.36%) KANA
5 6 (5.45%) Informatica
6 5 (4.55%) Tableau
7 4 (3.64%) Adobe
7 4 (3.64%) AppDynamics
7 4 (3.64%) HP
8 3 (2.73%) Cognos
8 3 (2.73%) Sitecore
8 3 (2.73%) VMware
9 2 (1.82%) BMC
9 2 (1.82%) Remedy
9 2 (1.82%) Talend
10 1 (0.91%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.91%) IBM
10 1 (0.91%) JDA
10 1 (0.91%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.91%) Vitria