Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 42 56
Rank change year-on-year -33 +14 +18
Contract jobs citing SDLC 53 75 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.48% 4.00% 3.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 4.90% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 48 27
Bristol median daily rate £408 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.67% -10.71% +20.00%
10th Percentile £325 £248 £313
90th Percentile £588 £513 £493
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £39.25 - -
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% +11.11% -28.41%

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 1,825 1,531 1,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 85.48% 81.57% 84.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,284 1,008 893
Bristol median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £287 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £563
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 38 57
Bristol median hourly rate £38.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -30.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.60 £12.75
90th Percentile £62.28 £48.25 £48.00
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% -13.89% -8.28%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019, 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 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) SQL
3 20 (37.74%) Finance
3 20 (37.74%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (35.85%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (30.19%) HTML
5 16 (30.19%) Java
6 14 (26.42%) Test Automation
7 13 (24.53%) Web Services
8 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
8 12 (22.64%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (22.64%) TDD
9 11 (20.75%) Computer Science
9 11 (20.75%) .NET
9 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
10 9 (16.98%) C#
10 9 (16.98%) SOAP
10 9 (16.98%) Degree
10 9 (16.98%) Scrum
10 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
11 8 (15.09%) Apache Spark
11 8 (15.09%) User Stories
11 8 (15.09%) XML
11 8 (15.09%) Oracle
11 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
12 7 (13.21%) SAP
12 7 (13.21%) ETL
12 7 (13.21%) Programme Management
12 7 (13.21%) Electronics
12 7 (13.21%) Telecoms

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 (15.09%) Apache Spark
2 4 (7.55%) JBoss
2 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.66%) Drupal
4 2 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.77%) CMS
4 2 (3.77%) SAS
5 1 (1.89%) Apache
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.55%) SaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.89%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (11.32%) Hadoop
2 6 (11.32%) HBase
3 4 (7.55%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (5.66%) Apache Hive
4 3 (5.66%) Big Data
5 2 (3.77%) MySQL
6 1 (1.89%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.89%) MS Access
6 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.89%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Eclipse
1 6 (11.32%) JUnit
1 6 (11.32%) Maven
1 6 (11.32%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (7.55%) Ant
2 4 (7.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (7.55%) CruiseControl
3 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.66%) Selenium
3 3 (5.66%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.77%) IntelliJ
4 2 (3.77%) ProC
4 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.89%) JIRA
5 1 (1.89%) MSTest
5 1 (1.89%) NUnit
5 1 (1.89%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (37.74%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Electronics
2 7 (13.21%) Manufacturing
2 7 (13.21%) Marketing
2 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.55%) Retail
4 2 (3.77%) Games
5 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Billing
5 1 (1.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (52.83%) Developer
2 13 (24.53%) Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Hadoop Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Java Developer
4 6 (11.32%) SQL Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Development Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (5.66%) React Developer
6 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) VBA Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Agile C# Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Agile Developer
7 2 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.19%) HTML
2 13 (24.53%) Web Services
3 11 (20.75%) .NET
4 9 (16.98%) SOAP
5 8 (15.09%) XML
6 7 (13.21%) REST
7 6 (11.32%) CSS
7 6 (11.32%) jQuery
7 6 (11.32%) Kafka
8 5 (9.43%) RESTful
9 4 (7.55%) .NET Framework
9 4 (7.55%) Hibernate
9 4 (7.55%) J2EE
9 4 (7.55%) Java EE
9 4 (7.55%) JMS
9 4 (7.55%) Sass
9 4 (7.55%) Spring
10 3 (5.66%) HTML5
10 3 (5.66%) React
11 2 (3.77%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Algorithms
2 4 (7.55%) Data Structures
2 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.55%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.89%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.89%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.89%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Linux
2 4 (7.55%) Windows
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (26.42%) Test Automation
4 12 (22.64%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (22.64%) TDD
5 11 (20.75%) Computer Science
6 9 (16.98%) Scrum
6 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
7 8 (15.09%) User Stories
8 7 (13.21%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (13.21%) ETL
8 7 (13.21%) Informatics
8 7 (13.21%) Programme Management
8 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.43%) Data Management
9 5 (9.43%) Data Modelling
9 5 (9.43%) OO
9 5 (9.43%) Performance Testing
9 5 (9.43%) UML
9 5 (9.43%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) SQL
2 16 (30.19%) Java
3 9 (16.98%) C#
4 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
5 7 (13.21%) TypeScript
6 6 (11.32%) Scala
7 4 (7.55%) VBA
8 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.77%) PHP
9 2 (3.77%) PROC SQL
9 2 (3.77%) VBScript
10 1 (1.89%) C++
10 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Degree
2 7 (13.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) ISEB
5 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) HL7
2 2 (3.77%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) WCAG
3 1 (1.89%) BS25999
3 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.89%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) WMI
2 1 (1.89%) Ansible
2 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.89%) Puppet
2 1 (1.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.09%) Oracle
3 7 (13.21%) SAP
4 6 (11.32%) Hortonworks
5 4 (7.55%) Perforce
6 1 (1.89%) Netezza
6 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.89%) Talend
6 1 (1.89%) Teradata
6 1 (1.89%) VMware