Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 15 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 54 65
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11 +19
Contract jobs citing SDLC 32 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.49% 2.81% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 3.51% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 45
Reading median daily rate £450 £433 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +4.22% +0.61%
10th Percentile £310 £340 £310
90th Percentile £567 £513 £579
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £435 £380
% change year-on-year +0.57% +14.47% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Reading median hourly rate - - £38.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £36.50 £42.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year -13.61% -15.50% -

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1055 1197 1536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.23% 79.96% 78.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 612 969
Reading median daily rate £402 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.38% - -
10th Percentile £270 £236 £236
90th Percentile £575 £575 £546
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 77
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £23.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.43% -23.95% +76.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £36.43 £55.00 £47.15
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £26.02
% change year-on-year -18.57% -32.74% +36.93%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Reading

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Reading

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Reading over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Reading

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Reading

For the 6 months to 15 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 Reading region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 18 (56.25%) Finance
2 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
4 10 (31.25%) SQL
5 9 (28.13%) IIS
5 9 (28.13%) Project Management
6 8 (25.00%) .NET
6 8 (25.00%) C#
6 8 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
8 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Java
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
9 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
10 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 4 (12.50%) REST
10 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
10 4 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (12.50%) AppDynamics
10 4 (12.50%) C
10 4 (12.50%) HTML
10 4 (12.50%) Web Services
10 4 (12.50%) ITIL
10 4 (12.50%) Windows
10 4 (12.50%) FTP

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 9 (28.13%) IIS
2 3 (9.38%) Confluence
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) PowerExchange
3 1 (3.13%) SAS
3 1 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.38%) IaaS
2 3 (9.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.50%) FTP
3 3 (9.38%) Firewall
4 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.13%) Base SAS
3 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.13%) Data Mart
3 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) QlikView
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) JMeter
1 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 3 (9.38%) Eclipse
2 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) JIRA
2 3 (9.38%) Maven
2 3 (9.38%) NuGet
2 3 (9.38%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.38%) TeamCity
2 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 2 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 18 (56.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Performance Tester
3 4 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Programme Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Programme Test Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Test Programme Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Development Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Sitecore Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Software Development Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.50%) HTML
3 4 (12.50%) REST
3 4 (12.50%) Web Services
4 3 (9.38%) .NET Core
4 3 (9.38%) LINQ
5 2 (6.25%) Middleware
6 1 (3.13%) MDX
6 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) IVR
3 1 (3.13%) Fintech
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) Project Management
3 8 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
6 4 (12.50%) Change Management
6 4 (12.50%) ITIL
6 4 (12.50%) Load Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (12.50%) TDD
6 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Change Control
7 3 (9.38%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (9.38%) Microservices
7 3 (9.38%) Multithreading
7 3 (9.38%) MVC
7 3 (9.38%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (15.63%) Java
4 4 (12.50%) C
5 3 (9.38%) C++
5 3 (9.38%) CQL
6 2 (6.25%) VBScript
7 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.13%) PMP
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) ISO 9001
1 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Opsview
2 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) AppDynamics
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 3 (9.38%) Sitecore
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) Cognos
4 2 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) Informatica
4 2 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (3.13%) Capita
5 1 (3.13%) JDA
5 1 (3.13%) Tableau