Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 11 December 2017 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)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 73 72
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing SDLC 36 16 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.03% 1.29% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.51% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 9 23
Milton Keynes median daily rate £363 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +21.43% +20.69%
10th Percentile £306 £333 £300
90th Percentile £394 £578 £450
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £463 £350
% change year-on-year -21.62% +32.14% +22.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - £50.00 -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £29.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year -42.00% - -

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1489 1063 1546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.89% 85.38% 81.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 636 820
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £418 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +8.44% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £260
90th Percentile £530 £562 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 33 44
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.84% +15.60%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £24.80 £38.75 £22.63
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.83 £15.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year +12.20% -7.06% +24.15%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Milton Keynes

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Milton Keynes

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Milton Keynes

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (61.11%) Test Automation
3 18 (50.00%) TDD
4 17 (47.22%) QA
5 16 (44.44%) Java
6 15 (41.67%) SQL
7 14 (38.89%) Finance
8 13 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (36.11%) Jenkins
9 12 (33.33%) Selenium
9 12 (33.33%) JIRA
9 12 (33.33%) Git (software)
10 11 (30.56%) Banking
10 11 (30.56%) SOAP
10 11 (30.56%) Web Services
10 11 (30.56%) REST
11 9 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (25.00%) Hadoop
11 9 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 9 (25.00%) C#
11 9 (25.00%) BDD
11 9 (25.00%) Big Data
12 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
12 8 (22.22%) MVC
13 7 (19.44%) Internet
13 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
13 7 (19.44%) Windows
13 7 (19.44%) HP
13 7 (19.44%) Open Source
13 7 (19.44%) Data Entry

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 6 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) BlazeMeter
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) Big Data
1 9 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
3 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (13.89%) Redis
4 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.78%) OLAP
5 1 (2.78%) OLTP
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Jenkins
2 12 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 12 (33.33%) JIRA
2 12 (33.33%) Selenium
3 9 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 7 (19.44%) Appium
4 7 (19.44%) Cucumber
5 6 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (16.67%) Bitbucket
6 4 (11.11%) Calabash
6 4 (11.11%) Gatling
6 4 (11.11%) JMeter
7 3 (8.33%) Eclipse
7 3 (8.33%) IntelliJ
7 3 (8.33%) Maven
7 3 (8.33%) NUnit
7 3 (8.33%) PhantomJS
7 3 (8.33%) SpecFlow
7 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (38.89%) Finance
2 11 (30.56%) Banking
3 6 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
3 6 (16.67%) Retail
4 4 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Developer
2 12 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 12 (33.33%) Tester
3 6 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Architect
3 6 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 6 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Test Architect
4 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 5 (13.89%) C# WCF Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Developer
4 5 (13.89%) SSIS Developer
4 5 (13.89%) SSRS Developer
4 5 (13.89%) WCF Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Automation Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) REST
1 11 (30.56%) SOAP
1 11 (30.56%) Web Services
2 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (16.67%) JSON
3 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (13.89%) Spring
3 5 (13.89%) Spring Boot
3 5 (13.89%) WCF
4 4 (11.11%) RESTful
4 4 (11.11%) Taurus
5 3 (8.33%) Node.js
5 3 (8.33%) WPF
5 3 (8.33%) XML
6 2 (5.56%) Apache Camel
6 2 (5.56%) Spring Integration
6 2 (5.56%) Spring MVC
7 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.78%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) Android
2 6 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 6 (16.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (61.11%) Test Automation
3 18 (50.00%) TDD
4 13 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (25.00%) BDD
6 8 (22.22%) MVC
7 7 (19.44%) Data Entry
7 7 (19.44%) Open Source
8 6 (16.67%) ETL
8 6 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 6 (16.67%) Microservices
8 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 6 (16.67%) Workflow
9 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
9 5 (13.89%) SOLID
9 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
10 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 4 (11.11%) Scrum
11 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) Java
2 15 (41.67%) SQL
3 9 (25.00%) C#
4 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (16.67%) Apple Swift
6 5 (13.89%) Ruby
7 2 (5.56%) Python
8 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) ISEB
1 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (47.22%) QA
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) HP
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) SAP