Period
to 27 February 2021

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 27 February 2021 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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 65 59 116
Rank change year-on-year -6 +57 -39
Contract jobs citing SDLC 24 96 60
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.76% 3.13% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 3.68% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 39 30
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £312 £362 £355
90th Percentile £629 £565 £639
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £54.09 £62.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.81% +84.56% -8.11%
10th Percentile £52.54 £49.48 £33.00
90th Percentile £55.63 £75.83 £35.00
South East median hourly rate £52.04 £49.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +6.21% -2.00% +1.01%

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 1,205 2,607 3,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 88.54% 85.06% 87.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 1,412 1,778
Median daily rate £461 £438 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.43% -0.57% +3.53%
10th Percentile £250 £235 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 85 100
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.60% +30.30% +17.86%
10th Percentile £11.35 £14.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.81 £78.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% -15.09% +23.26%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SDLC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Berkshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SDLC in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for SDLC in Berkshire

SDLC
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SDLC in Berkshire over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SDLC in Berkshire

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SDLC in Berkshire.

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 27 February 2021. 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 +11 9 £450 +1.41% 7
Newbury +25 4 £405 +35.00% 1
Slough -4 2 - - 2
SDLC
South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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 13 (54.17%) Telecoms
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) SLA
4 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (33.33%) Ericsson
4 8 (33.33%) Nokia
4 8 (33.33%) VB
4 8 (33.33%) Huawei
4 8 (33.33%) Performance Management
5 7 (29.17%) Degree
6 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
7 5 (20.83%) QA
8 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Azure
8 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (16.67%) DevOps
8 4 (16.67%) C#
8 4 (16.67%) .NET
8 4 (16.67%) ETL
9 3 (12.50%) MVC
9 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (12.50%) SQL
9 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
9 3 (12.50%) CSS
9 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
9 3 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (12.50%) JIRA

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 2 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Azure
2 1 (4.17%) AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Firebase
2 1 (4.17%) Power Platform
2 1 (4.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) DB2
3 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.17%) Power BI
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.33%) JMeter
2 2 (8.33%) Postman
2 2 (8.33%) Selenium
2 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.17%) Appium
3 1 (4.17%) Cypress.io
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) JUnit
3 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.17%) Protractor
3 1 (4.17%) Snyk
3 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.17%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (54.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Ericsson Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) QA Manager
4 2 (8.33%) QA Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Head of Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Knowledge Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Maximo Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Maximo Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Programmer
5 1 (4.17%) Scrum Master
5 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (12.50%) CSS
2 3 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (8.33%) RESTful
3 2 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) .NET Core
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) HTML5
4 1 (4.17%) Middleware
4 1 (4.17%) Puppeteer
4 1 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) Spring
4 1 (4.17%) Swagger
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (16.67%) DevOps
4 4 (16.67%) ETL
4 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 3 (12.50%) MVC
5 3 (12.50%) Test Management
6 2 (8.33%) BDD
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.33%) Cryptography
6 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) TDD
6 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) VB
2 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.67%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) Java
6 1 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CISM
3 1 (4.17%) CISSP
3 1 (4.17%) IISP
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) SLA
2 5 (20.83%) QA
3 1 (4.17%) GDPR
3 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Ericsson
1 8 (33.33%) Huawei
1 8 (33.33%) Nokia
2 2 (8.33%) Dell
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) MuleSoft
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle