Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 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)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 69 62
Rank change year-on-year -9 -7 +16
Contract jobs citing SDLC 29 23 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.79% 1.82% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.14% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 28
Milton Keynes median daily rate £388 £395 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +11.27% +20.34%
10th Percentile £330 £313 £300
90th Percentile £490 £488 £475
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £395 £360
% change year-on-year -1.90% +9.72% +21.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - £50.00 -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £50.00 -

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 1,354 1,076 1,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.63% 85.19% 82.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 640 699
Milton Keynes median daily rate £415 £405 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +3.85% +11.43%
10th Percentile £263 £278 £268
90th Percentile £538 £575 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 27 45
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.72% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £9.37 £9.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £24.70 £38.75 £20.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year +20.00% -7.06% +29.12%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Java
3 12 (41.38%) Test Automation
4 10 (34.48%) Finance
4 10 (34.48%) TDD
4 10 (34.48%) QA
5 9 (31.03%) SQL
5 9 (31.03%) HP
5 9 (31.03%) Hadoop
5 9 (31.03%) Big Data
6 8 (27.59%) WebDriver
6 8 (27.59%) Web Services
6 8 (27.59%) Selenium
6 8 (27.59%) JIRA
6 8 (27.59%) Banking
7 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
7 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
8 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
8 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (20.69%) BDD
8 6 (20.69%) REST
8 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
8 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
8 6 (20.69%) SOAP
8 6 (20.69%) Windows
8 6 (20.69%) ETL
9 5 (17.24%) Mac OS X
9 5 (17.24%) Internet

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 5 (17.24%) Confluence
2 2 (6.90%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (3.45%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) Big Data
1 9 (31.03%) Hadoop
2 4 (13.79%) Apache Hive
2 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (13.79%) OLAP
3 3 (10.34%) Data Lake
3 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
3 3 (10.34%) Redis
3 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.45%) OLTP
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) JIRA
1 8 (27.59%) Selenium
1 8 (27.59%) WebDriver
2 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
3 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (17.24%) Appium
4 5 (17.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (17.24%) Bitbucket
4 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
5 3 (10.34%) Calabash
5 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
5 3 (10.34%) IntelliJ
5 3 (10.34%) NUnit
5 3 (10.34%) PhantomJS
5 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
5 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.90%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.45%) JMeter
7 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 8 (27.59%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Corporate Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Retail
4 3 (10.34%) Retail Banking
4 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.45%) Dutch Language
5 1 (3.45%) French Language
5 1 (3.45%) German Language
5 1 (3.45%) Italian Language
5 1 (3.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Automation Tester
3 5 (17.24%) Tester
4 4 (13.79%) QA Automation Tester
4 4 (13.79%) QA Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Automation Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Senior QA Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Lead Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.90%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) Web Services
2 6 (20.69%) REST
2 6 (20.69%) SOAP
3 4 (13.79%) JSON
4 3 (10.34%) RESTful
4 3 (10.34%) Spring
4 3 (10.34%) Spring Boot
4 3 (10.34%) XML
5 2 (6.90%) .NET
5 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (6.90%) WCF
5 2 (6.90%) WPF
6 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.45%) Apache Camel
6 1 (3.45%) J2EE
6 1 (3.45%) Node.js
6 1 (3.45%) Spring Integration
6 1 (3.45%) Spring MVC
6 1 (3.45%) Taurus
6 1 (3.45%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Android
2 5 (17.24%) Apple iOS
2 5 (17.24%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Test Automation
3 10 (34.48%) TDD
4 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.69%) BDD
5 6 (20.69%) ETL
5 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
5 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
6 5 (17.24%) Data Entry
6 5 (17.24%) Open Source
6 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
7 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Smoke Testing
7 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Data Management
8 3 (10.34%) Data Mapping
8 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
8 3 (10.34%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.24%) Apple Swift
4 5 (17.24%) C#
5 4 (13.79%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) Python
6 1 (3.45%) Scala
6 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.34%) ISEB
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) QA
2 3 (10.34%) Data Quality
3 2 (6.90%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (10.34%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) HP
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Ab Initio
3 2 (6.90%) Informatica
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Talend
4 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.45%) SAP