Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 47 43
Rank change year-on-year +13 -4 +27
Contract jobs citing SDLC 20 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.10% 1.73% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.74% 2.21% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 5
Somerset median daily rate £425 £368 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.65% -10.37% -3.53%
10th Percentile £333 £344 £307
90th Percentile £590 £414 £468
South West median daily rate £440 £381 £423
% change year-on-year +15.41% -9.76% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Somerset median hourly rate £43.00 £52.50 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.10% +12.90% -
10th Percentile £41.45 £51.25 £37.45
90th Percentile £46.30 £53.75 £53.55
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £39.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +9.62% +23.81% -30.00%

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 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 422 407 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 86.48% 78.12% 75.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 268 189
Somerset median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £234 £159 £194
90th Percentile £538 £511 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 55
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £42.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.01% +28.03% -21.43%
10th Percentile £38.50 £13.00 £11.55
90th Percentile £45.25 £53.75 £42.80
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £29.60
% change year-on-year +18.66% +18.24% -22.11%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +6 11 £375 - 4
Yeovil - 5 - - 2
Street - 1 £600 -
SDLC
South West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) Java
4 6 (30.00%) .NET
4 6 (30.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) C++
4 6 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (30.00%) DevOps
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (25.00%) Test Management
5 5 (25.00%) Release Management
5 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (25.00%) MSTest
5 5 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (25.00%) NUnit
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) Digital Marketing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) BrowserStack
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MSTest
1 5 (25.00%) NUnit
1 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (15.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (15.00%) Eclipse RCP
3 2 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium
4 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Electronics
2 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (5.00%) Billing
4 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Release Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Digital Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Java Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Delivery Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) DevOps
2 6 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (25.00%) Release Management
3 5 (25.00%) Scrum
3 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (25.00%) Test Management
4 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (15.00%) OO
4 3 (15.00%) OOD
4 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (15.00%) UML
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Kanban
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) C++
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (15.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PMO
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Sybase