Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 12 December 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 East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 88 85
Rank change year-on-year +32 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing SDLC 63 51 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.74% 2.14% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.23% 2.57% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 39 13
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £363 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -21.62% +32.14%
10th Percentile £335 £310 £347
90th Percentile £725 £415 £558
South East median daily rate £475 £413 £395
% change year-on-year +15.15% +4.43% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £42.00 £29.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.83% -42.00% -
10th Percentile £41.00 £27.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £31.00 £52.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £49.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -14.14% +10.00% -2.70%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,490 1,982 1,459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 88.53% 83.28% 85.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 920 804
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -1.84% +8.67%
10th Percentile £240 £255 £225
90th Percentile £580 £530 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 94 68
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.83 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.84% +12.20% -7.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.00 £9.49
90th Percentile £38.00 £48.75 £41.80
South East median hourly rate £25.56 £23.00 £24.15
% change year-on-year +11.13% -4.76% -3.40%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Buckinghamshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Buckinghamshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Buckinghamshire

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Buckinghamshire

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +33 43 £531 +46.55% 10
High Wycombe -1 11 £356 -1.72% 2
Marlow - 2 - -
SDLC
South East

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 30 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.98%) Java
3 16 (25.40%) Analytics
4 14 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 13 (20.63%) High Availability
5 13 (20.63%) Mobile App
5 13 (20.63%) Scrum
6 12 (19.05%) QA
6 12 (19.05%) SQL
6 12 (19.05%) Jenkins
7 11 (17.46%) Retail
7 11 (17.46%) Data Management
8 10 (15.87%) JIRA
8 10 (15.87%) .NET
8 10 (15.87%) OLAP
8 10 (15.87%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (15.87%) ETL
8 10 (15.87%) Relational Database
8 10 (15.87%) Data Lake
8 10 (15.87%) Data Quality
8 10 (15.87%) Business Analytics
8 10 (15.87%) Big Data
8 10 (15.87%) Data Mapping
8 10 (15.87%) Data Architecture
8 10 (15.87%) Hadoop
9 9 (14.29%) Apache Hive
9 9 (14.29%) NoSQL
9 9 (14.29%) ISEB
9 9 (14.29%) Project Management

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 6 (9.52%) SAS
2 5 (7.94%) CMS
2 5 (7.94%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.76%) Drupal
4 2 (3.17%) Apache
5 1 (1.59%) Confluence
5 1 (1.59%) JBoss
5 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.59%) npm
2 1 (1.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) Internet
2 3 (4.76%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) Big Data
1 10 (15.87%) Data Lake
1 10 (15.87%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (15.87%) Hadoop
1 10 (15.87%) OLAP
1 10 (15.87%) Relational Database
2 9 (14.29%) Apache Hive
2 9 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.35%) DB2
4 3 (4.76%) Power BI
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 10 (15.87%) JIRA
3 8 (12.70%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 5 (7.94%) Appium
5 5 (7.94%) SoapUI
5 5 (7.94%) Xcode
6 3 (4.76%) Calabash
6 3 (4.76%) Eclipse
6 3 (4.76%) IntelliJ
6 3 (4.76%) Selenium
6 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.59%) GitLab
7 1 (1.59%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.59%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.59%) Mocha
7 1 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.59%) Protractor
7 1 (1.59%) Subversion
7 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (17.46%) Retail
2 8 (12.70%) Banking
3 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 5 (7.94%) Marketing
3 5 (7.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.59%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Developer
2 10 (15.87%) Automation Tester
2 10 (15.87%) Tester
3 8 (12.70%) Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Project Manager
4 7 (11.11%) IT Manager
5 5 (7.94%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Hadoop Developer
6 4 (6.35%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Mobile Tester
6 4 (6.35%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Technical Support
6 4 (6.35%) Technical Support Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Head of Development
7 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (4.76%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) .NET
2 7 (11.11%) CSS
3 6 (9.52%) HTML
3 6 (9.52%) Spring Boot
3 6 (9.52%) Web Services
4 5 (7.94%) AngularJS
4 5 (7.94%) REST
4 5 (7.94%) SOAP
5 4 (6.35%) Java EE
5 4 (6.35%) LDAP
6 3 (4.76%) RESTful
6 3 (4.76%) Spring
7 2 (3.17%) jQuery
7 2 (3.17%) Node.js
8 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.59%) Angular 2
8 1 (1.59%) Chai
8 1 (1.59%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.59%) HTML5
8 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Mobile App
2 6 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.59%) Life Science
5 1 (1.59%) Mashup
5 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Android
1 5 (7.94%) Apple iOS
1 5 (7.94%) Unix
2 4 (6.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.40%) Analytics
3 14 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 13 (20.63%) High Availability
4 13 (20.63%) Scrum
5 11 (17.46%) Data Management
6 10 (15.87%) Business Analytics
6 10 (15.87%) Data Architecture
6 10 (15.87%) Data Mapping
6 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (15.87%) ETL
7 9 (14.29%) Project Management
8 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2
8 8 (12.70%) TDD
9 7 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (9.52%) Computer Science
10 6 (9.52%) Functional Testing
10 6 (9.52%) Information Security
10 6 (9.52%) Integration Testing
10 6 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) Java
2 12 (19.05%) SQL
3 7 (11.11%) C#
4 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.76%) Groovy
5 3 (4.76%) Python
5 3 (4.76%) Ruby
5 3 (4.76%) VB
6 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.59%) C
7 1 (1.59%) Delphi
7 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) ISEB
2 5 (7.94%) APMP
3 4 (6.35%) Degree
3 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.59%) CISM
5 1 (1.59%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.05%) QA
2 10 (15.87%) Data Quality
3 5 (7.94%) GxP
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.76%) SCCM
3 2 (3.17%) Ambari
3 2 (3.17%) Ganglia
3 2 (3.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) Talend
2 6 (9.52%) Ab Initio
2 6 (9.52%) Informatica
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.76%) ServiceNow
3 3 (4.76%) SolarWinds
4 2 (3.17%) Cloudera
4 2 (3.17%) Hortonworks
4 2 (3.17%) MapR
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle
4 2 (3.17%) Pega
5 1 (1.59%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.59%) Google
5 1 (1.59%) IBM
5 1 (1.59%) Remedy