Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 45 60
Rank change year-on-year -23 +15 +18
Contract jobs citing SDLC 58 82 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.73% 4.18% 2.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 5.06% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 57 29
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £213 £267 £312
90th Percentile £578 £530 £504
South West median daily rate £440 £388 £413
% change year-on-year +13.55% -6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £39.75 - -
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £42.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +35.71% -30.00%

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 1,802 1,621 1,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.96% 82.62% 85.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,220 1,098 1,063
Bristol median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £255
90th Percentile £538 £532 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 45 72
Bristol median hourly rate £41.50 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.21% +12.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £15.44 £12.43 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.63 £49.00 £45.93
South West median hourly rate £41.68 £35.00 £29.60
% change year-on-year +19.08% +18.24% -22.11%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 36 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (41.38%) Finance
3 22 (37.93%) SQL
3 22 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (36.21%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (32.76%) HTML
5 19 (32.76%) Java
6 18 (31.03%) Test Automation
7 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
8 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
9 14 (24.14%) Oracle
10 13 (22.41%) Windows
11 11 (18.97%) Scala
11 11 (18.97%) Hadoop
11 11 (18.97%) Kafka
12 10 (17.24%) Apache Spark
12 10 (17.24%) API Testing
12 10 (17.24%) PowerShell
12 10 (17.24%) SoapUI
12 10 (17.24%) Drupal
12 10 (17.24%) Web Services
12 10 (17.24%) TDD
13 9 (15.52%) WMI
13 9 (15.52%) Workflow
13 9 (15.52%) CMS
13 9 (15.52%) Linux
13 9 (15.52%) VBScript
13 9 (15.52%) .NET
13 9 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (15.52%) ISEB

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 10 (17.24%) Apache Spark
1 10 (17.24%) Drupal
2 9 (15.52%) CMS
3 6 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.45%) JBoss
4 2 (3.45%) SAS
4 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.72%) Confluence
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.45%) SaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Firewall
1 1 (1.72%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.97%) Hadoop
3 8 (13.79%) HBase
4 7 (12.07%) Big Data
5 6 (10.34%) Apache Hive
6 5 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (3.45%) MS Access
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.72%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.72%) MySQL
8 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (1.72%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) SoapUI
2 9 (15.52%) Selenium
2 9 (15.52%) WebDriver
3 6 (10.34%) Eclipse
4 5 (8.62%) JUnit
4 5 (8.62%) Maven
5 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.17%) IntelliJ
7 2 (3.45%) Ant
7 2 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.45%) CruiseControl
7 2 (3.45%) ProC
7 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.72%) JIRA
8 1 (1.72%) MSTest
8 1 (1.72%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.72%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.72%) Rational Team Concert
8 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (41.38%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Banking
2 6 (10.34%) Marketing
3 5 (8.62%) Electronics
3 5 (8.62%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.17%) Retail
5 2 (3.45%) Games
6 1 (1.72%) Billing
6 1 (1.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (48.28%) Developer
2 12 (20.69%) Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.52%) Tester
4 8 (13.79%) Hadoop Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Software Tester
5 6 (10.34%) SQL Developer
5 6 (10.34%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Big Data Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (5.17%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 3 (5.17%) React Developer
7 3 (5.17%) VBA Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Agile C# Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Agile Developer
8 2 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Development Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.76%) HTML
2 11 (18.97%) Kafka
3 10 (17.24%) Web Services
4 9 (15.52%) .NET
5 7 (12.07%) REST
6 6 (10.34%) SOAP
6 6 (10.34%) XML
7 5 (8.62%) CSS
7 5 (8.62%) jQuery
8 4 (6.90%) .NET Framework
9 3 (5.17%) HTML5
9 3 (5.17%) React
9 3 (5.17%) Sass
10 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
10 2 (3.45%) Hibernate
10 2 (3.45%) J2EE
10 2 (3.45%) Java EE
10 2 (3.45%) NHibernate
10 2 (3.45%) RESTful
10 2 (3.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.07%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.45%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.45%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 9 (15.52%) Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.72%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.21%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (31.03%) Test Automation
4 10 (17.24%) API Testing
4 10 (17.24%) TDD
5 9 (15.52%) Acceptance Criteria
5 9 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (15.52%) Workflow
6 8 (13.79%) Content Management
6 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (13.79%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.07%) Scrum
7 7 (12.07%) Unit Testing
7 7 (12.07%) User Stories
8 6 (10.34%) Data Management
8 6 (10.34%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.62%) Business Analysis
9 5 (8.62%) Data Modelling
9 5 (8.62%) ETL
9 5 (8.62%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.93%) SQL
2 19 (32.76%) Java
3 11 (18.97%) Scala
4 10 (17.24%) PowerShell
5 9 (15.52%) VBScript
6 7 (12.07%) C#
7 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
7 5 (8.62%) TypeScript
8 4 (6.90%) VBA
9 2 (3.45%) C
9 2 (3.45%) C++
9 2 (3.45%) PROC SQL
9 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.72%) PHP
10 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) ISEB
2 7 (12.07%) Degree
3 5 (8.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.52%) QA
1 9 (15.52%) WCAG
2 1 (1.72%) ARP4754
2 1 (1.72%) BS25999
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.72%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.72%) HAZOP
2 1 (1.72%) HL7
2 1 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.72%) MISRA
2 1 (1.72%) MISRA C
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) WMI
2 1 (1.72%) Ansible
2 1 (1.72%) Puppet
2 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.14%) Oracle
3 8 (13.79%) Hortonworks
4 5 (8.62%) SAP
5 2 (3.45%) Perforce
6 1 (1.72%) Juniper
6 1 (1.72%) Netezza
6 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.72%) Talend
6 1 (1.72%) Teradata
6 1 (1.72%) VMware