Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 24 May 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)
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 - 29
Rank change year-on-year - +29 +17
Contract jobs citing SDLC 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 2.11% - 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% - 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Cheltenham median daily rate - - £475
Gloucestershire median daily rate £470 £431 £475
% change year-on-year +8.99% -9.21% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheltenham median hourly rate £45.00 - -
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £44.50 £43.50 £46.20
% change year-on-year +2.30% -5.84% -

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheltenham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 117 78 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 82.39% 66.67% 74.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 64
Cheltenham median daily rate £416 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.04% -8.75% -6.98%
10th Percentile £290 £245 £302
90th Percentile £596 £480 £517
Gloucestershire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 12
Cheltenham median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £14.56 £14.80 £33.35
90th Percentile £55.25 £48.25 £43.75
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -23.53% - +3.66%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Cheltenham

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) MSTest
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) WATIR
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 1 (33.33%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Accumulo
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MSTest
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) WATIR
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Tools Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
1 2 (66.67%) WPF
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) CA Agile Central