Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 14 August 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 West > Somerset
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 43 36
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7 +24
Contract jobs citing SDLC 16 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 3.46% 2.96% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.18% 3.64% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 10
Somerset median daily rate £425 £425 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.19% +6.15%
10th Percentile £363 £361 £263
90th Percentile £589 £505 £443
South West median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +11.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Somerset median hourly rate £43.00 £52.50 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.10% +23.67% -9.68%
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £47.50 £44.33
% change year-on-year -9.47% +7.16% -5.69%

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 383 385 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 82.72% 81.40% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 260 192
Somerset median daily rate £410 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.49% +5.48% +4.29%
10th Percentile £230 £225 £194
90th Percentile £530 £525 £499
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 61
Somerset median hourly rate £41.25 £50.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +29.87% -1.31%
10th Percentile £20.45 £32.59 £17.62
90th Percentile £46.38 £53.75 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +7.69%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Somerset

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Somerset

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Somerset over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Somerset

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Somerset

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 14 August 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
Bath +13 11 £375 -16.67% 4
Street - 2 £600 -
Yeovil - 1 - - 2
SDLC
South West

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 Somerset region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
3 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
4 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
4 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
4 5 (31.25%) NUnit
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
4 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
4 5 (31.25%) Release Management
4 5 (31.25%) Test Management
4 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
4 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (31.25%) MSTest
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
5 4 (25.00%) DevOps
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 2 (12.50%) Degree
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) Kanban
7 2 (12.50%) Data Centre

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MSTest
1 5 (31.25%) NUnit
1 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
1 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Publishing
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Release Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Developer Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Digital Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Junior
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Data Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Security Officer
4 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
2 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
2 5 (31.25%) Release Management
2 5 (31.25%) Test Management
3 4 (25.00%) DevOps
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Decision-Making
5 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (12.50%) Kanban
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.25%) API Development
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) CISM
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) CRISC
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) GDPR
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Sybase