Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 41 63
Rank change year-on-year -18 +22 +9
Contract jobs citing SDLC 56 77 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.76% 4.28% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 5.16% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 48 29
Bristol median daily rate £400 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -8.82% +17.24%
10th Percentile £213 £248 £286
90th Percentile £549 £521 £540
South West median daily rate £425 £381 £415
% change year-on-year +11.48% -8.13% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £39.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £43.25 £47.50 £23.53
% change year-on-year -8.95% +101.91% -48.86%

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 1,701 1,493 1,480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 83.92% 83.08% 84.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,142 1,001 1,072
Bristol median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £250
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 42 70
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 £29.54 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.90% -0.22% +17.23%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.39 £12.00
90th Percentile £68.75 £49.50 £46.05
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.07% +8.57% -5.41%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (48.21%) Finance
3 21 (37.50%) HTML
4 17 (30.36%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (26.79%) Java
6 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
7 14 (25.00%) SQL
7 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
9 12 (21.43%) Scala
9 12 (21.43%) Hadoop
9 12 (21.43%) Kafka
9 12 (21.43%) Oracle
9 12 (21.43%) Windows
10 11 (19.64%) Selenium
11 10 (17.86%) Drupal
11 10 (17.86%) PowerShell
11 10 (17.86%) WebDriver
11 10 (17.86%) API Testing
11 10 (17.86%) ISEB
12 9 (16.07%) Workflow
12 9 (16.07%) CMS
12 9 (16.07%) WMI
12 9 (16.07%) WCAG
12 9 (16.07%) VBScript
12 9 (16.07%) .NET
12 9 (16.07%) Hortonworks
12 9 (16.07%) Acceptance Criteria
12 9 (16.07%) Apache Spark

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 (17.86%) Drupal
2 9 (16.07%) Apache Spark
2 9 (16.07%) CMS
3 6 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.79%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.79%) BrowserStack
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.79%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) DWDM
1 1 (1.79%) Firewall
1 1 (1.79%) GSM
1 1 (1.79%) Junos
1 1 (1.79%) LTE
1 1 (1.79%) NGN
1 1 (1.79%) SDH
1 1 (1.79%) UMTS
1 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.43%) Hadoop
3 9 (16.07%) HBase
4 7 (12.50%) Big Data
5 6 (10.71%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.57%) MS Access
6 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.79%) ArangoDB
7 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.79%) MySQL
7 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.79%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (19.64%) Selenium
2 10 (17.86%) WebDriver
3 9 (16.07%) SoapUI
4 4 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.36%) IntelliJ
5 3 (5.36%) JIRA
5 3 (5.36%) JUnit
5 3 (5.36%) Maven
5 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.79%) MSTest
7 1 (1.79%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.79%) NUnit
7 1 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.79%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (1.79%) Rational Rose
7 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.79%) Zephyr
General
1 27 (48.21%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Banking
2 8 (14.29%) Marketing
2 8 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 7 (12.50%) Electronics
3 7 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Games
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Developer
2 11 (19.64%) Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Tester
4 9 (16.07%) Hadoop Developer
5 8 (14.29%) Software Tester
6 6 (10.71%) Java Developer
7 5 (8.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (8.93%) React Developer
7 5 (8.93%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Business Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) SQL Developer
9 3 (5.36%) .NET Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Big Data Developer
9 3 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Java Hadoop Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Test Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Agile Developer
10 2 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (37.50%) HTML
2 12 (21.43%) Kafka
3 9 (16.07%) .NET
4 8 (14.29%) CSS
4 8 (14.29%) REST
5 7 (12.50%) jQuery
6 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
6 5 (8.93%) HTML5
6 5 (8.93%) React
6 5 (8.93%) Sass
7 4 (7.14%) XML
8 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
8 3 (5.36%) SOAP
9 2 (3.57%) Middleware
9 2 (3.57%) NHibernate
9 2 (3.57%) Web Services
10 1 (1.79%) ActiveX
10 1 (1.79%) ADO
10 1 (1.79%) Entity Framework
10 1 (1.79%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.79%) Frameworx
4 1 (1.79%) Robotics
4 1 (1.79%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Windows
2 8 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Nucleus RTOS
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
4 10 (17.86%) API Testing
5 9 (16.07%) Acceptance Criteria
5 9 (16.07%) Workflow
6 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (14.29%) Content Management
6 8 (14.29%) TDD
6 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 6 (10.71%) Business Analysis
8 6 (10.71%) Data Management
9 5 (8.93%) Front End Development
9 5 (8.93%) Mobile First
9 5 (8.93%) Scrum
9 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) Java
2 14 (25.00%) SQL
3 12 (21.43%) Scala
4 10 (17.86%) PowerShell
5 9 (16.07%) VBScript
6 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 7 (12.50%) C#
8 4 (7.14%) TypeScript
9 3 (5.36%) VBA
10 2 (3.57%) C
10 2 (3.57%) C++
10 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.79%) Java 8
11 1 (1.79%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.79%) PHP
11 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) ISEB
2 5 (8.93%) Degree
3 4 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.07%) QA
1 9 (16.07%) WCAG
2 1 (1.79%) ARP4754
2 1 (1.79%) BS25999
2 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.79%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.79%) HAZOP
2 1 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.79%) MISRA
2 1 (1.79%) MISRA C
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) WMI
2 1 (1.79%) Ansible
2 1 (1.79%) Puppet
2 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.43%) Oracle
3 9 (16.07%) Hortonworks
4 7 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) Juniper