Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 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 East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 82 68
Rank change year-on-year +14 -14 -8
Contract jobs citing SDLC 31 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.09% 2.12% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.54% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 20
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £468 £475 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +16.92% +11.30%
10th Percentile £351 £306 £307
90th Percentile £574 £609 £530
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £50.00
South East median hourly rate £48.75 £49.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% +10.00% +28.57%

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 1,294 1,809 1,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 87.37% 83.40% 85.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 896 804
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £232 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 78 60
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.03% +1.67%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.14 £9.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £39.33
South East median hourly rate £24.91 £24.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.65% +10.00% -18.18%

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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 +17 19 £498 +4.74% 15
High Wycombe -1 5 £363 +11.54% 2
Amersham - 1 - -
SDLC
South East

For the 6 months to 21 March 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) .NET
3 10 (32.26%) C#
4 8 (25.81%) TDD
4 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
5 7 (22.58%) Java
5 7 (22.58%) SQL
5 7 (22.58%) Finance
6 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
6 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
6 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
7 5 (16.13%) SDET
7 5 (16.13%) SOLID
7 5 (16.13%) Scrum
7 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
8 4 (12.90%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
8 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
8 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (12.90%) QA
8 4 (12.90%) Information Security
8 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
8 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
8 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
8 4 (12.90%) CISSP
8 4 (12.90%) Micro Focus
8 4 (12.90%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 4 (12.90%) YAGNI
8 4 (12.90%) REST
8 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement

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 2 (6.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) NetWeaver
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Redis
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (6.45%) JIRA
3 2 (6.45%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) NWDS
4 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Advertising
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Automotive
4 1 (3.23%) Back Office
4 1 (3.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Developer
2 4 (12.90%) .NET Developer
2 4 (12.90%) Developer in Test
2 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
2 4 (12.90%) Software Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) C# Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Digital Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Security Architect
4 2 (6.45%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Head of Development
4 2 (6.45%) IT Manager
4 2 (6.45%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Lead .NET Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Scrum Master
4 2 (6.45%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) .NET
2 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
3 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.90%) REST
4 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.45%) Vue.js
6 1 (3.23%) Angular 2
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.23%) CSS
6 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
6 1 (3.23%) HTML
6 1 (3.23%) HTML5
6 1 (3.23%) Java EE
6 1 (3.23%) jQuery
6 1 (3.23%) Kafka
6 1 (3.23%) Middleware
6 1 (3.23%) SAP PI
6 1 (3.23%) Spring
6 1 (3.23%) WCF
6 1 (3.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.23%) Mashup
3 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Android
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) TDD
2 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
3 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
4 5 (16.13%) Scrum
4 5 (16.13%) SDET
4 5 (16.13%) SOLID
5 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 4 (12.90%) Information Security
5 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement
5 4 (12.90%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
5 4 (12.90%) YAGNI
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (9.68%) DevOps
6 3 (9.68%) Patch Management
6 3 (9.68%) Security Patching
6 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) C#
2 7 (22.58%) Java
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) ABAP
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
4 1 (3.23%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) CISSP
2 3 (9.68%) CLAS
2 3 (9.68%) GIAC
2 3 (9.68%) SANS
3 2 (6.45%) ISEB
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.23%) CISM
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 3 (9.68%) GDPR
2 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Ansible
2 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Nessus
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Micro Focus
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Pega
3 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.23%) McAfee
4 1 (3.23%) Qualys
4 1 (3.23%) Rapid7
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds