Period
to 21 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 September 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 75 59
Rank change year-on-year -14 -16 -21
Contract jobs citing SDLC 16 29 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.16% 1.77% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 2.18% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 45
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £436 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +20.34% -13.69%
10th Percentile £350 £356 £313
90th Percentile £545 £630 £394
East of England median daily rate £475 £434 £373
% change year-on-year +9.51% +16.44% -8.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £42.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +136.11% -
East of England median hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +4.17%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,172 1,329 1,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 85.24% 81.23% 82.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 767 578
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £272 £205 £213
90th Percentile £588 £569 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 93 67
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +4.14% -15.98%
10th Percentile £10.41 £11.44 £11.81
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.05 £44.25
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £26.22
% change year-on-year - -33.26% +0.85%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Hertfordshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Hertfordshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Hertfordshire

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Hertfordshire

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Watford -21 9 £475 +9.20% 10
Hemel Hempstead 0 3 £400 -11.11% 2
Welwyn Garden City +24 2 - - 1
Stevenage -9 1 - - 2
SDLC
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 10 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
4 5 (31.25%) Power BI
4 5 (31.25%) Power Platform
5 4 (25.00%) Decision-Making
5 4 (25.00%) Big Data
5 4 (25.00%) Azure
5 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) QA
6 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
6 3 (18.75%) CSS
6 3 (18.75%) .NET
6 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) AWS
6 3 (18.75%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
6 3 (18.75%) HTML5

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Power Platform
2 4 (25.00%) Azure
3 3 (18.75%) AWS
4 2 (12.50%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) Power BI
3 4 (25.00%) Big Data
3 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (18.75%) Data Lake
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
2 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (12.50%) gcov
3 2 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (12.50%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
4 1 (6.25%) Protractor
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (12.50%) Aerospace
1 2 (12.50%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Programme Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Programme Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Business Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 2 (12.50%) CSS3
2 2 (12.50%) JSON
2 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) Angular 2
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
3 1 (6.25%) MDX
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) Decision-Making
5 3 (18.75%) Analytics
5 3 (18.75%) DevOps
5 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure as Code
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Software Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) DNA
6 2 (12.50%) ERP
6 2 (12.50%) People Management
6 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (12.50%) UML
6 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 2 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) TypeScript
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
1 2 (12.50%) Kubernetes
1 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft