Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 62 47
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15 +17
Contract jobs citing SDLC 45 24 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.11% 1.90% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 2.28% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 23 43
Reading median daily rate £414 £463 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.54% +6.94% +4.22%
10th Percentile £310 £310 £320
90th Percentile £541 £523 £507
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £438 £433
% change year-on-year -2.86% +1.16% +13.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year -4.11% -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 1,250 1,052 1,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.39% 83.29% 80.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 591 694
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £214 £272 £228
90th Percentile £588 £575 £569
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 47 44
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.38% -28.41% -11.69%
10th Percentile £13.30 £11.05 £14.25
90th Percentile £56.50 £47.50 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +28.13% -8.57% -32.04%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 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 Reading region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) Java
3 13 (28.89%) Finance
4 12 (26.67%) SQL
5 10 (22.22%) C#
6 9 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
7 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
7 8 (17.78%) JIRA
7 8 (17.78%) .NET
8 7 (15.56%) VBScript
8 7 (15.56%) Scrum
8 7 (15.56%) API Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
8 7 (15.56%) MongoDB
8 7 (15.56%) Defect Management
9 6 (13.33%) Case Management
9 6 (13.33%) BDD
9 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Zephyr
9 6 (13.33%) Mathematics
9 6 (13.33%) Selenium
9 6 (13.33%) Test Management
9 6 (13.33%) SOAP
9 6 (13.33%) Python
9 6 (13.33%) HP
9 6 (13.33%) HP UFT
10 5 (11.11%) SOA
10 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET

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 2 (4.44%) Confluence
1 2 (4.44%) IIS
1 2 (4.44%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) BrowserStack
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (8.89%) Sauce Labs
2 2 (4.44%) NuGet
2 2 (4.44%) Office 365
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.22%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Firewall
1 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.22%) SMS
2 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.44%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.22%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) JIRA
2 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
3 6 (13.33%) HP UFT
3 6 (13.33%) Selenium
3 6 (13.33%) Zephyr
4 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.44%) Maven
5 2 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.22%) GitLab
6 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.22%) Toad
6 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Billing
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
4 1 (2.22%) German Language
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Developer
2 10 (22.22%) Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.89%) .NET Programmer
5 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Programmer
5 4 (8.89%) Integration Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Programmer
5 4 (8.89%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Functional Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Integration Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) Software Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Software Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) SOAP
3 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.11%) XML
4 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (8.89%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (8.89%) REST
5 3 (6.67%) Gherkin
5 3 (6.67%) XSD
5 3 (6.67%) XSLT
6 2 (4.44%) .NET Core
6 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.44%) J2EE
6 2 (4.44%) JMS
7 1 (2.22%) CSS
7 1 (2.22%) HTML
7 1 (2.22%) LINQ
7 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
1 4 (8.89%) DataPower
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Unix
3 2 (4.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
3 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
4 7 (15.56%) API Testing
4 7 (15.56%) Defect Management
4 7 (15.56%) Scrum
5 6 (13.33%) BDD
5 6 (13.33%) Case Management
5 6 (13.33%) Mathematics
5 6 (13.33%) Test Management
5 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (11.11%) SOA
7 4 (8.89%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (8.89%) MVC
7 4 (8.89%) Project Management
7 4 (8.89%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) Java
2 12 (26.67%) SQL
3 10 (22.22%) C#
4 7 (15.56%) VBScript
5 6 (13.33%) Python
6 4 (8.89%) VB
7 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.44%) C++
8 2 (4.44%) CQL
9 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.22%) VB6
9 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) ISEB
2 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) GDPR
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Opsview
2 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) HP
2 4 (8.89%) IBM
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) Informatica
4 2 (4.44%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) Apigee
5 1 (2.22%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.22%) SAP
5 1 (2.22%) Sitecore