Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 50 63
Rank change year-on-year -16 +13 +5
Contract jobs citing SDLC 29 56 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.01% 3.64% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 4.36% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 58 26
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £363 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -17.14% -7.89%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £291
90th Percentile £620 £449 £650
East of England median daily rate £425 £365 £425
% change year-on-year +16.44% -14.12% +2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £18.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £36.14
% change year-on-year +12.50% +10.68% -9.65%

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 1,178 1,285 1,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.64% 83.44% 78.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 647 622
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 58 57
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.75 £18.00 £39.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.72% -54.66% +84.65%
10th Percentile £12.74 £13.00 £10.30
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.25 £53.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £31.50 £32.40
% change year-on-year -38.89% -2.78% +8.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +4 9 £363 - 5
Welwyn Garden City -2 4 £538 +13.16%
Hemel Hempstead -1 3 - -
Stevenage -15 2 - - 1
St Albans +2 1 £513 +57.69% 1
Broxbourne - 1 £413 -
SDLC
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) .NET
3 10 (34.48%) HTML
3 10 (34.48%) Visual Studio
3 10 (34.48%) Finance
4 9 (31.03%) C#
4 9 (31.03%) DevOps
5 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
5 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 8 (27.59%) HTML5
6 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (20.69%) MCSE
6 6 (20.69%) MCSA
6 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
6 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (20.69%) WPF
6 6 (20.69%) Silverlight
7 5 (17.24%) HFM
8 4 (13.79%) Essbase
8 4 (13.79%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (13.79%) JIRA
8 4 (13.79%) Project Management
8 4 (13.79%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
8 4 (13.79%) CSS
8 4 (13.79%) SQL
8 4 (13.79%) Hyperion
8 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (13.79%) Decision-Making
9 3 (10.34%) Problem-Solving

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 2 (6.90%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) HipChat
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) HFM
2 4 (13.79%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) 3GPP
1 2 (6.90%) 4G
1 2 (6.90%) LTE
1 2 (6.90%) NAS
1 2 (6.90%) Wireless
2 1 (3.45%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) Essbase
3 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.45%) MySQL
4 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.45%) Power BI
4 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Visual Studio
2 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (13.79%) JIRA
4 2 (6.90%) Bitbucket
4 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
5 1 (3.45%) Checkstyle
5 1 (3.45%) Cobertura
5 1 (3.45%) Gradle
5 1 (3.45%) Maven
5 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Project Manager
3 5 (17.24%) .NET Developer
3 5 (17.24%) C# Developer
4 4 (13.79%) C# WPF Developer
4 4 (13.79%) WPF Developer
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Applications Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Angular Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Sybase Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) .NET
2 10 (34.48%) HTML
3 8 (27.59%) HTML5
4 6 (20.69%) Silverlight
4 6 (20.69%) WPF
5 4 (13.79%) CSS
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.90%) Ajax
6 2 (6.90%) Angular 2
6 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (6.90%) CSS3
6 2 (6.90%) jQuery
6 2 (6.90%) JSON
6 2 (6.90%) LINQ
6 2 (6.90%) Node.js
6 2 (6.90%) RequireJS
6 2 (6.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Fintech
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Native
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.45%) SWIFT
2 1 (3.45%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) VxWorks
3 1 (3.45%) Solaris
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) DevOps
3 4 (13.79%) Decision-Making
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.90%) API Development
5 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) MVC
5 2 (6.90%) Scrum
5 2 (6.90%) Software Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Software Delivery
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.45%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) C#
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) C
3 3 (10.34%) Python
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) MCSA
1 6 (20.69%) MCSE
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.45%) PMP
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) PMBOK
1 1 (3.45%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Ansible
1 1 (3.45%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.45%) Mesos
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) Rancher
1 1 (3.45%) Terraform
1 1 (3.45%) yum
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Hyperion
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Sybase
5 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) Sonatype