Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 22 June 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 63 63
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 +10
Contract jobs citing SDLC 23 34 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.85% 2.88% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 3.51% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 34 16
Oxfordshire median daily rate £477 £400 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.25% -14.67% +10.95%
10th Percentile £425 £217 £391
90th Percentile £800 £593 £538
South East median daily rate £465 £418 £375
% change year-on-year +11.38% +11.33% -6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 - £35.00
10th Percentile £41.25 - £32.50
90th Percentile £43.75 - £41.00
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +2.56% -18.46%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,085 970 880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 87.36% 82.20% 80.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 797 718 668
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £200
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 24
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.22% +2.86% -10.26%
10th Percentile £13.85 £12.11 £13.80
90th Percentile £57.50 £74.50 £46.43
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year +25.00% -22.71% +18.83%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Oxfordshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Oxfordshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Oxfordshire

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Oxfordshire

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 June 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
Oxford -8 17 £520 +23.08% 10
Kidlington -2 4 £455 +11.66% 1
Abingdon -3 1 £488 -11.36% 2
Banbury - 1 £400 - 1
SDLC
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Decision-Making
3 8 (34.78%) Oracle
3 8 (34.78%) Scrum
4 7 (30.43%) C#
4 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (30.43%) GDPR
4 7 (30.43%) Mentoring
4 7 (30.43%) Microservices
5 6 (26.09%) Public Cloud
5 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (26.09%) Java
5 6 (26.09%) Publishing
5 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (21.74%) Identity Management
6 5 (21.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (21.74%) Windows
6 5 (21.74%) Linux
6 5 (21.74%) JIRA
6 5 (21.74%) HIPAA
6 5 (21.74%) Marketing
6 5 (21.74%) Node.js
7 4 (17.39%) Change Management
7 4 (17.39%) A/B Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (17.39%) Project Planning
7 4 (17.39%) Scala
7 4 (17.39%) Time Management
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) JIRA
General
1 6 (26.09%) Publishing
2 5 (21.74%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Product Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Project Manager
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Project Manager
3 5 (21.74%) AWS Architect
4 4 (17.39%) AWS Solutions Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (17.39%) SDLC Manager
4 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (13.04%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Product Delivery Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Node.js
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Public Cloud
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Decision-Making
3 8 (34.78%) Scrum
4 7 (30.43%) Mentoring
4 7 (30.43%) Microservices
5 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (21.74%) Identity Management
7 4 (17.39%) A/B Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Change Management
7 4 (17.39%) Information Security
7 4 (17.39%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) Project Planning
7 4 (17.39%) Time Management
8 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (13.04%) Strategic Thinking
8 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
8 3 (13.04%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) Scala
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) Embedded C
4 1 (4.35%) Go
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) MBA
1 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
1 1 (4.35%) PMP
1 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (4.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) GDPR
2 5 (21.74%) HIPAA
2 5 (21.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle