Period
to 25 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 79 48
Rank change year-on-year -18 -31 +11
Contract jobs citing SDLC 24 53 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.27% 2.45% 3.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 2.85% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 38 45
Bristol median daily rate £375 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00% -10.18%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £238
90th Percentile £568 £588 £513
South West median daily rate £492 £445 £375
% change year-on-year +10.62% +18.67% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £39.25 -
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +6.98% +22.86% +11.11%

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 1,540 1,859 1,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 81.61% 86.06% 82.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 1,300 1,016
Bristol median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £256
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 69 38
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +120.00% -30.00%
10th Percentile £14.50 £14.20 £11.60
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.45 £48.25
South West median hourly rate £35.50 £40.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -11.25% +29.03% -13.89%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020, 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 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) .NET
3 8 (33.33%) Finance
3 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
5 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (25.00%) JSON
5 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (25.00%) DevOps
5 6 (25.00%) Postman
6 5 (20.83%) Azure
6 5 (20.83%) REST
6 5 (20.83%) Web Services
7 4 (16.67%) HTML
7 4 (16.67%) SpecFlow
7 4 (16.67%) Selenium
7 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (16.67%) Kanban
8 3 (12.50%) IT Audit
8 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
8 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) Scrum
8 3 (12.50%) Information Security
8 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
8 3 (12.50%) Salesforce.com

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 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Azure Stack
2 1 (4.17%) OpenShift
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (4.17%) Data Lake
3 1 (4.17%) HBase
3 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.17%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Postman
2 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.67%) Selenium
2 4 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (4.17%) IntelliJ
5 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.17%) JIRA
5 1 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.17%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Electronics
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Public Sector
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Local Government
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Business IT Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) IT Business Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Development Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Information Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Information Assurance Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Information Security Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
3 6 (25.00%) JSON
4 5 (20.83%) REST
4 5 (20.83%) Web Services
5 4 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (8.33%) CSS
6 2 (8.33%) Kafka
6 2 (8.33%) XML
7 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 6 (25.00%) DevOps
3 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (16.67%) Kanban
5 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Information Security
5 3 (12.50%) IT Audit
5 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (8.33%) DoDAF
6 2 (8.33%) Information Assurance
6 2 (8.33%) MODAF
6 2 (8.33%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
6 2 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) C#
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) TypeScript
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.17%) Groovy
4 1 (4.17%) Java 8
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) Scala
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) RMADS
2 1 (4.17%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Ansible
1 1 (4.17%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (4.17%) HP ALM
1 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Hortonworks
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Sybase
3 1 (4.17%) Tableau