Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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)
England > South East
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 75 76
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 +15
Contract jobs citing SDLC 558 462 512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.34% 2.89% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.90% 3.44% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 302 349
South East median daily rate £475 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -4.15%
10th Percentile £331 £299 £250
90th Percentile £600 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 13
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% -20.72%
10th Percentile £19.88 £27.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £44.38 £45.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +2.41% +2.47% -10.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,290 13,413 15,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.56% 84.02% 83.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,502 7,793 9,403
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.96%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 485 555
South East median hourly rate £24.88 £19.66 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.53% -14.52% +2.22%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
% change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the South East

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in the South East

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in the South East

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in the South East

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in the South East over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SDLC in the South East

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the South East 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
Thames Valley -4 216 £470 +17.50% 82
Surrey +26 168 £475 +7.95% 30
Berkshire -4 115 £420 +5.00% 41
Hampshire -27 89 £450 +16.13% 43
Buckinghamshire +28 72 £450 +24.14% 17
West Sussex +10 45 £425 - 13
Oxfordshire -12 29 £600 +44.58% 24
East Sussex +14 24 £400 +12.68% 10
Kent +6 7 £520 +9.47% 5
Middlesex +5 5 £375 -30.39% 1
SDLC
England

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 South East region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 348 (62.37%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (26.34%) Finance
3 122 (21.86%) JavaScript
4 120 (21.51%) Java
5 118 (21.15%) SQL
6 112 (20.07%) Scrum
7 95 (17.03%) Test Automation
8 93 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 92 (16.49%) HTML
10 90 (16.13%) Jenkins
11 89 (15.95%) Project Management
12 85 (15.23%) Git (software)
13 84 (15.05%) Waterfall
14 83 (14.87%) Web Services
15 81 (14.52%) Degree
15 81 (14.52%) TDD
16 79 (14.16%) C#
17 72 (12.90%) Relational Database
18 69 (12.37%) Oracle
19 67 (12.01%) JIRA
20 65 (11.65%) QA
20 65 (11.65%) Microsoft
21 63 (11.29%) Linux
21 63 (11.29%) Unix
22 62 (11.11%) CSS
22 62 (11.11%) .NET
23 59 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
23 59 (10.57%) Node.js
24 53 (9.50%) REST
24 53 (9.50%) RESTful

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 19 (3.41%) Confluence
2 16 (2.87%) Drupal
3 14 (2.51%) CMS
3 14 (2.51%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.15%) GemFire
5 9 (1.61%) Apache Solr
5 9 (1.61%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.43%) JBoss
6 8 (1.43%) SAS
7 7 (1.25%) IIS
8 6 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.90%) Apache
9 5 (0.90%) Mule
9 5 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.72%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.36%) PowerExchange
12 2 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
1 23 (4.12%) Microsoft Project
2 19 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.72%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.54%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.25%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.54%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.36%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.36%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.36%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.18%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 48 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (5.20%) Serverless
3 13 (2.33%) SaaS
4 12 (2.15%) OpenShift
4 12 (2.15%) PaaS
5 10 (1.79%) Office 365
6 9 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
7 8 (1.43%) GitHub
8 7 (1.25%) Azure Functions
9 6 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.90%) Azure Machine Learning
10 5 (0.90%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 4 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.54%) BrowserStack
12 3 (0.54%) npm
12 3 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
13 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.36%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.51%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.33%) Internet
3 11 (1.97%) HTTP
4 5 (0.90%) Bluetooth
4 5 (0.90%) DNS
4 5 (0.90%) Firewall
5 3 (0.54%) Broadband
5 3 (0.54%) IMAP
5 3 (0.54%) Network Security
5 3 (0.54%) SMTP
6 2 (0.36%) DVB
6 2 (0.36%) NAS
6 2 (0.36%) SAN
6 2 (0.36%) SNMP
6 2 (0.36%) SSL
6 2 (0.36%) VPN
7 1 (0.18%) Tactical Data Link
7 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (12.90%) Relational Database
2 52 (9.32%) SQL Server
3 39 (6.99%) Big Data
4 30 (5.38%) NoSQL
5 28 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (4.84%) Oracle Database
6 27 (4.84%) RDBMS
7 26 (4.66%) MongoDB
8 23 (4.12%) Hadoop
9 17 (3.05%) Data Lake
10 14 (2.51%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (2.15%) Apache Hive
12 12 (2.15%) OLAP
12 12 (2.15%) SQLPlus
13 9 (1.61%) MySQL
13 9 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (1.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 7 (1.25%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 90 (16.13%) Jenkins
2 85 (15.23%) Git (software)
3 67 (12.01%) JIRA
4 27 (4.84%) Visual Studio
5 26 (4.66%) Cucumber
6 25 (4.48%) Gerrit
6 25 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (4.30%) Mocha
8 23 (4.12%) webpack
9 22 (3.94%) Babel
9 22 (3.94%) Sinon.JS
10 21 (3.76%) Bitbucket
11 19 (3.41%) Selenium
11 19 (3.41%) Visual Studio Team System
12 18 (3.23%) Maven
13 17 (3.05%) SoapUI
14 16 (2.87%) JUnit
15 12 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (2.15%) Eclipse
15 12 (2.15%) Subversion
General
1 147 (26.34%) Finance
2 53 (9.50%) Retail
3 27 (4.84%) Marketing
4 24 (4.30%) Banking
5 19 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 18 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (2.69%) Electronics
8 11 (1.97%) Automotive
9 10 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.08%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.90%) Billing
11 5 (0.90%) Publishing
12 4 (0.72%) Back Office
13 3 (0.54%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.36%) Games
14 2 (0.36%) German Language
14 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.18%) Law
15 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 189 (33.87%) Developer
2 84 (15.05%) Project Manager
3 67 (12.01%) Analyst
4 50 (8.96%) Java Developer
5 41 (7.35%) Full Stack Developer
6 38 (6.81%) Architect
7 36 (6.45%) Tester
8 28 (5.02%) Business Analyst
9 26 (4.66%) Solutions Architect
10 25 (4.48%) React Developer
11 24 (4.30%) Node.js Developer
12 22 (3.94%) .NET Developer
13 21 (3.76%) C# Developer
14 20 (3.58%) Software Engineer
15 18 (3.23%) Senior Manager
15 18 (3.23%) Test Analyst
16 17 (3.05%) Oracle Developer
16 17 (3.05%) SQL Developer
17 16 (2.87%) Senior Project Manager
17 16 (2.87%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (16.49%) HTML
2 83 (14.87%) Web Services
3 62 (11.11%) .NET
3 62 (11.11%) CSS
4 59 (10.57%) Node.js
5 53 (9.50%) REST
5 53 (9.50%) RESTful
6 45 (8.06%) jQuery
7 44 (7.89%) HTML5
8 42 (7.53%) Spring
9 40 (7.17%) ASP.NET
10 39 (6.99%) AngularJS
11 37 (6.63%) JMS
12 35 (6.27%) SOAP
13 34 (6.09%) CSS3
13 34 (6.09%) XML
14 30 (5.38%) Hibernate
14 30 (5.38%) React
15 28 (5.02%) Java EE
15 28 (5.02%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 32 (5.73%) Mobile App
4 22 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.87%) PMI
6 15 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.69%) User Experience
7 10 (1.79%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.43%) Social Media
9 8 (1.43%) W3C
10 7 (1.25%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.25%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.25%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.90%) Clustering
12 5 (0.90%) Fintech
12 5 (0.90%) PKI
12 5 (0.90%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 63 (11.29%) Linux
1 63 (11.29%) Unix
2 52 (9.32%) Windows
3 13 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.15%) Android
5 9 (1.61%) AIX
6 4 (0.72%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.54%) CentOS
7 3 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.36%) DC/OS
8 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (62.37%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (20.07%) Scrum
3 95 (17.03%) Test Automation
4 93 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 89 (15.95%) Project Management
6 84 (15.05%) Waterfall
7 81 (14.52%) TDD
8 59 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 52 (9.32%) Configuration Management
10 49 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
10 49 (8.78%) Software Engineering
10 49 (8.78%) Unit Testing
11 47 (8.42%) BDD
11 47 (8.42%) DevOps
11 47 (8.42%) MVC
12 45 (8.06%) Continuous Delivery
13 40 (7.17%) E-Commerce
14 38 (6.81%) Analytics
14 38 (6.81%) API Development
15 36 (6.45%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 122 (21.86%) JavaScript
2 120 (21.51%) Java
3 118 (21.15%) SQL
4 79 (14.16%) C#
5 46 (8.24%) Python
6 31 (5.56%) Java 8
7 26 (4.66%) T-SQL
8 24 (4.30%) Shell Script
8 24 (4.30%) TypeScript
9 23 (4.12%) ES6
10 21 (3.76%) C
11 18 (3.23%) C++
12 16 (2.87%) PL/SQL
13 15 (2.69%) VB
14 9 (1.61%) Ruby
15 8 (1.43%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.43%) XAML
16 7 (1.25%) Scala
17 6 (1.08%) Groovy
17 6 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 81 (14.52%) Degree
2 27 (4.84%) PMI Certification
2 27 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.66%) PMP
4 19 (3.41%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.15%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.97%) Master's Degree
7 9 (1.61%) MBA
7 9 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (1.43%) ISEB
9 7 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.08%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.72%) CISSP
12 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.54%) CEH
13 3 (0.54%) CISM
14 2 (0.36%) IIBA
14 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (11.65%) QA
2 24 (4.30%) Data Quality
3 22 (3.94%) GDPR
4 9 (1.61%) PMO
5 7 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 6 (1.08%) IEC 62304
6 6 (1.08%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.90%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.72%) SLA
9 3 (0.54%) GCP
9 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.36%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.36%) P3O
11 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 42 (7.53%) Docker
2 6 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (2.51%) Ansible
2 12 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (1.79%) Puppet
5 7 (1.25%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.25%) Terraform
6 3 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.36%) Opsview
7 2 (0.36%) Salt
8 1 (0.18%) Ambari
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.18%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.18%) Nagios
8 1 (0.18%) Oozie
8 1 (0.18%) Packer
8 1 (0.18%) SCCM
8 1 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 69 (12.37%) Oracle
2 65 (11.65%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.20%) SAP
4 14 (2.51%) HP
4 14 (2.51%) IBM
5 10 (1.79%) Atlassian
5 10 (1.79%) Informatica
5 10 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (1.79%) Talend
6 8 (1.43%) Ab Initio
7 7 (1.25%) Apple
7 7 (1.25%) Workday
8 6 (1.08%) Casewise
9 5 (0.90%) VMware
10 4 (0.72%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.72%) Tableau
11 3 (0.54%) BT
11 3 (0.54%) Cisco
11 3 (0.54%) Databricks
12 2 (0.36%) Micro Focus