Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 55 61
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 +11
Contract jobs citing SDLC 39 29 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.65% 2.29% 2.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 2.84% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 37
Reading median daily rate £400 £406 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -6.07% +15.33%
10th Percentile £313 £327 £320
90th Percentile £501 £484 £474
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £416 £430
% change year-on-year +2.22% -3.31% +22.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £30.00 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 - -

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 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 1,266 1,022 1,466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.95% 80.79% 79.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 529 833
Reading median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +4.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £250
90th Percentile £603 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 53 37
Reading median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -17.96% -1.02%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.25 £10.85
90th Percentile £53.13 £57.50 £50.76
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +46.67% -6.25% -27.27%

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Reading over the 6 months to 21 July 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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Reading over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SDLC in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Finance
3 11 (28.21%) Java
4 8 (20.51%) SQL
4 8 (20.51%) Mathematics
4 8 (20.51%) JIRA
5 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
5 7 (17.95%) C
5 7 (17.95%) C#
5 7 (17.95%) .NET
5 7 (17.95%) MongoDB
6 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 6 (15.38%) IEC 62304
6 6 (15.38%) Python
7 5 (12.82%) Scrum
7 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
7 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
7 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
7 5 (12.82%) VBScript
7 5 (12.82%) HP
7 5 (12.82%) HP UFT
7 5 (12.82%) Defect Management
7 5 (12.82%) Coaching
8 4 (10.26%) Zephyr
8 4 (10.26%) Functional Programming
8 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
8 4 (10.26%) BDD
8 4 (10.26%) Case Management
8 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving

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 (5.13%) Confluence
1 2 (5.13%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.69%) BrowserStack
2 3 (7.69%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (5.13%) NuGet
3 2 (5.13%) Office 365
4 1 (2.56%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Firewall
1 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) JIRA
2 5 (12.82%) HP UFT
3 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.26%) Zephyr
4 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.69%) Selenium
4 3 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.13%) Maven
5 2 (5.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Marketing
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) German Language
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Software Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) Embedded Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Tester
4 4 (10.26%) .NET Programmer
4 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Programmer
4 4 (10.26%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Functional Tester
4 4 (10.26%) Programmer
4 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Digital Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Integration Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Web Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Web Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) .NET
2 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (10.26%) SOAP
3 4 (10.26%) XML
4 3 (7.69%) REST
5 2 (5.13%) .NET Core
5 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.13%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (5.13%) J2EE
5 2 (5.13%) JMS
5 2 (5.13%) XSD
5 2 (5.13%) XSLT
6 1 (2.56%) CSS
6 1 (2.56%) HTML
6 1 (2.56%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) DataPower
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) Mathematics
3 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
4 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 5 (12.82%) Coaching
5 5 (12.82%) Defect Management
5 5 (12.82%) Scrum
5 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.26%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (10.26%) BDD
6 4 (10.26%) Case Management
6 4 (10.26%) Functional Programming
6 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
6 4 (10.26%) MVC
6 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.69%) Product Management
7 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) SQL
3 7 (17.95%) C
3 7 (17.95%) C#
4 6 (15.38%) Python
5 5 (12.82%) VBScript
6 4 (10.26%) VB
7 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.13%) C++
8 2 (5.13%) CQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) IEC 62304
2 3 (7.69%) GDPR
3 2 (5.13%) ISO 9001
3 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Opsview
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) HP
2 2 (5.13%) IBM
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) VMware
3 1 (2.56%) AppDynamics
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) Sitecore