Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 48 44
Rank change year-on-year -28 -4 +23
Contract jobs citing SDLC 29 53 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.80% 3.38% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 4.13% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 51 39
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -14.71% +3.66%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £335
90th Percentile £610 £425 £545
East of England median daily rate £430 £364 £425
% change year-on-year +18.21% -14.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
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 £40.00 £36.14
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.68% -3.63%

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 1,318 1,282 1,090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.71% 81.86% 78.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 650 621
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £205 £202 £220
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 71 60
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.71 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.17% -30.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.72 £13.00 £10.68
90th Percentile £48.30 £46.50 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.71 £28.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year -38.40% -7.26% +31.91%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 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
Watford -2 9 £363 - 6
Hemel Hempstead -1 7 £450 +28.57% 1
Stevenage -13 2 - -
St Albans -3 1 £513 +57.69%
Welwyn Garden City -12 1 £550 +15.79%
Hitchin - 1 £500 -
SDLC
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) .NET
3 11 (37.93%) C#
3 11 (37.93%) DevOps
4 10 (34.48%) HTML
4 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
5 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
6 8 (27.59%) SQL
6 8 (27.59%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (27.59%) HTML5
7 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
7 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
7 7 (24.14%) Finance
8 6 (20.69%) JSON
9 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
9 5 (17.24%) WPF
9 5 (17.24%) Silverlight
9 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (17.24%) CSS
9 5 (17.24%) XML
9 5 (17.24%) MCSE
9 5 (17.24%) MCSA
10 4 (13.79%) Linux
10 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
10 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (13.79%) JIRA

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%) SAS
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) 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
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) 3GPP
1 1 (3.45%) 4G
1 1 (3.45%) 5G
1 1 (3.45%) LTE
1 1 (3.45%) NAS
1 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (13.79%) Power BI
4 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.45%) MySQL
5 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
2 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
3 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
4 4 (13.79%) JIRA
5 2 (6.90%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
6 1 (3.45%) Checkstyle
6 1 (3.45%) Cobertura
6 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.45%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (3.45%) Gradle
6 1 (3.45%) Jasmine
6 1 (3.45%) JUnit
6 1 (3.45%) Maven
6 1 (3.45%) Protractor
6 1 (3.45%) Redmine
6 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) .NET Developer
3 4 (13.79%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Angular Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Applications Developer
4 3 (10.34%) C# WPF Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) WPF Developer
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Applications Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Sybase Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) C# Application Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Report Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior IT Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) .NET
2 10 (34.48%) HTML
3 8 (27.59%) HTML5
4 6 (20.69%) JSON
5 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
5 5 (17.24%) CSS
5 5 (17.24%) Silverlight
5 5 (17.24%) WPF
5 5 (17.24%) XML
6 3 (10.34%) .NET Core
6 3 (10.34%) Angular 2
6 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
6 3 (10.34%) CSS3
6 3 (10.34%) Entity Framework
6 3 (10.34%) RESTful
6 3 (10.34%) Web Services
7 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (6.90%) Node.js
7 2 (6.90%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Fintech
2 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Solaris
3 1 (3.45%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) DevOps
3 8 (27.59%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (13.79%) Decision-Making
6 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
7 3 (10.34%) Migration
7 3 (10.34%) Project Management
8 2 (6.90%) API Development
8 2 (6.90%) ITIL
8 2 (6.90%) MVC
8 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (6.90%) Scrum
9 1 (3.45%) Acceptance Criteria
9 1 (3.45%) Agile Coaching
9 1 (3.45%) People Management
9 1 (3.45%) Programme Delivery
9 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) C#
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.34%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) Java
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) VBA
6 1 (3.45%) C
6 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) MCSA
1 5 (17.24%) MCSE
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.45%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) CDISC
1 1 (3.45%) PMBOK
1 1 (3.45%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 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 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) Sybase
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.45%) Sonatype