Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 17 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 53 83
Rank change year-on-year +9 +30 -8
Contract jobs citing SDLC 80 53 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.10% 3.17% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.15% 3.80% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 27 17
Bristol median daily rate £375 £420 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +40.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £266 £312 £256
90th Percentile £513 £508 £553
South West median daily rate £388 £405 £380
% change year-on-year -4.32% +6.58% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £50.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -29.21% -6.32%

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 Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1552 1394 1394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.59% 83.27% 81.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1026 984 1089
Bristol median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £263 £260 £256
90th Percentile £538 £567 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 62 40
Bristol median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +40.85% -32.38%
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.50 £46.45 £47.75
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £34.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year -4.35% -12.10% +42.73%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Bristol

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SDLC in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Bristol

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Bristol over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Bristol

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 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 Bristol region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 44 (55.00%) Finance
2 29 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.00%) .NET
4 18 (22.50%) C#
4 18 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (21.25%) SQL
5 17 (21.25%) QA
6 16 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 16 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 15 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 13 (16.25%) Programme Management
8 13 (16.25%) Manufacturing
8 13 (16.25%) Electronics
8 13 (16.25%) SAP
8 13 (16.25%) Digital Marketing
8 13 (16.25%) Marketing
9 12 (15.00%) Selenium
9 12 (15.00%) SoapUI
9 12 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
9 12 (15.00%) VBA
9 12 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (15.00%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (13.75%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 11 (13.75%) SOAP
10 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
10 11 (13.75%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (13.75%) WebDriver
10 11 (13.75%) Cucumber
10 11 (13.75%) BDD

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 8 (10.00%) SAS
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.25%) CMS
3 1 (1.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.50%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) Firewall
1 3 (3.75%) Network Security
2 2 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (2.50%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.50%) LDAP
3 1 (1.25%) Internet
3 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.75%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (10.00%) MS Access
3 8 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.75%) Base SAS
5 3 (3.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (2.50%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.25%) Big Data
7 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.25%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.25%) Firebird
7 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Selenium
1 12 (15.00%) SoapUI
2 11 (13.75%) Cucumber
2 11 (13.75%) WebDriver
3 7 (8.75%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.50%) SpecFlow
5 5 (6.25%) Codeception
5 5 (6.25%) JIRA
6 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (3.75%) Bitbucket
7 3 (3.75%) Grunt
7 3 (3.75%) ProC
7 3 (3.75%) Subversion
7 3 (3.75%) TestRail
8 2 (2.50%) gulp
9 1 (1.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (55.00%) Finance
2 16 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 13 (16.25%) Electronics
3 13 (16.25%) Manufacturing
3 13 (16.25%) Marketing
4 4 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (42.50%) Developer
2 16 (20.00%) Analyst
2 16 (20.00%) Tester
3 14 (17.50%) Software Tester
4 12 (15.00%) QA Tester
5 10 (12.50%) Software QA Tester
6 8 (10.00%) Business Analyst
6 8 (10.00%) SAS Developer
7 7 (8.75%) SQL Developer
8 6 (7.50%) SQL Server Developer
8 6 (7.50%) Test Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) VBA Developer
10 4 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
10 4 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (3.75%) Access Developer
11 3 (3.75%) Access VBA Developer
11 3 (3.75%) ServiceNow Developer
11 3 (3.75%) Teradata Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.00%) .NET
2 11 (13.75%) SOAP
3 5 (6.25%) Web Services
4 4 (5.00%) CSS
4 4 (5.00%) HTML
5 3 (3.75%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (3.75%) CSS3
5 3 (3.75%) HTML5
6 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.50%) ActiveX
6 2 (2.50%) ADO
6 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.50%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.50%) jQuery
6 2 (2.50%) SAML
6 2 (2.50%) XML
7 1 (1.25%) WCF
7 1 (1.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (15.00%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.75%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.75%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.75%) PKI
4 1 (1.25%) CESG
4 1 (1.25%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Windows
2 7 (8.75%) Unix
3 3 (3.75%) Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Solaris
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 15 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 13 (16.25%) Digital Marketing
5 13 (16.25%) Programme Management
6 12 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (13.75%) BDD
7 11 (13.75%) Business Analysis
7 11 (13.75%) Compatibility Testing
7 11 (13.75%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 9 (11.25%) Data Modelling
8 9 (11.25%) User Stories
9 7 (8.75%) Scrum
10 6 (7.50%) Project Management
11 5 (6.25%) CRM
11 5 (6.25%) Data Analysis
11 5 (6.25%) DevOps
11 5 (6.25%) Service Management
11 5 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.50%) C#
2 17 (21.25%) SQL
3 12 (15.00%) VBA
4 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.75%) C
5 3 (3.75%) C++
5 3 (3.75%) Perl
5 3 (3.75%) PHP
5 3 (3.75%) PROC SQL
5 3 (3.75%) Python
5 3 (3.75%) SAS Macro
6 2 (2.50%) Java
7 1 (1.25%) Delphi
7 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.25%) Ruby
7 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.25%) VB
7 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.75%) CISM
1 3 (3.75%) CISSP
1 3 (3.75%) Degree
1 3 (3.75%) ISEB
2 2 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.50%) OSCP
2 2 (2.50%) SANS
2 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.25%) CLAS
3 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.25%) QA
2 3 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.50%) GDPR
3 2 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.25%) P3O
4 1 (1.25%) PMO
4 1 (1.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.25%) Nessus
1 1 (1.25%) Nmap
Vendors
1 13 (16.25%) SAP
2 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.00%) Oracle
4 5 (6.25%) Netezza
5 4 (5.00%) Teradata
6 3 (3.75%) Pegasus
6 3 (3.75%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.25%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.25%) HP
7 1 (1.25%) Qualys