Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 77 71
Rank change year-on-year -20 -6 +7
Contract jobs citing SDLC 350 500 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.53% 3.04% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 3.51% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 333 338
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +1.91%
10th Percentile £350 £326 £300
90th Percentile £613 £625 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 17
South East median hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% +6.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £35.23 £33.45 £30.30
90th Percentile £74.63 £45.70 £61.45
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%

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 11,990 14,260 13,780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.52% 86.57% 84.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,095 8,577 8,211
South East median daily rate £450 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +2.00% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £275 £260
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 482 505 471
South East median hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £72.38 £51.15 £49.50
England median hourly rate £24.35 £21.00 £24.72
% change year-on-year +15.98% -15.05% +9.84%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 -8 169 £450 - 84
Berkshire -1 122 £463 +8.82% 32
Hampshire +1 78 £450 - 47
Surrey -12 63 £475 - 43
Buckinghamshire -12 38 £400 -11.11% 30
Kent +25 21 £438 +7.69% 20
West Sussex +3 13 £489 +17.77% 12
Oxfordshire +2 9 £435 -27.50% 22
East Sussex -11 4 £375 -6.25% 7
Middlesex - 2 £425 - 2
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 186 (53.14%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (26.57%) SQL
3 72 (20.57%) Scrum
4 61 (17.43%) C#
5 59 (16.86%) .NET
6 55 (15.71%) Linux
6 55 (15.71%) Finance
7 52 (14.86%) Microsoft
8 50 (14.29%) Azure
9 47 (13.43%) JIRA
10 45 (12.86%) Security Cleared
10 45 (12.86%) Software Engineering
10 45 (12.86%) Java
11 43 (12.29%) TDD
11 43 (12.29%) Git (software)
11 43 (12.29%) Problem-Solving
12 42 (12.00%) DevOps
13 41 (11.71%) QA
13 41 (11.71%) Oracle
13 41 (11.71%) SQL Server
14 40 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
15 39 (11.14%) Test Automation
16 36 (10.29%) SC Cleared
17 35 (10.00%) JavaScript
17 35 (10.00%) AngularJS
18 34 (9.71%) Waterfall
18 34 (9.71%) Project Management
19 32 (9.14%) HTML
19 32 (9.14%) Selenium
20 31 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management

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 18 (5.14%) Confluence
2 15 (4.29%) GeoServer
3 10 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (1.71%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.43%) Appian
6 5 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.43%) IIS
6 5 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.14%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.14%) GemFire
7 4 (1.14%) nginx
8 2 (0.57%) Apache
8 2 (0.57%) JBoss
8 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.29%) Camunda
9 1 (0.29%) CMS
9 1 (0.29%) SAS
9 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (6.57%) MS Visio
3 20 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (4.29%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (3.14%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.14%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.14%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (1.14%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.86%) SAP SCM
5 2 (0.57%) Maximo
5 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.57%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.29%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 50 (14.29%) Azure
2 15 (4.29%) AWS
3 12 (3.43%) SaaS
4 8 (2.29%) Power Platform
5 7 (2.00%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.43%) GitHub
7 4 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.14%) Amazon ECS
7 4 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (1.14%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (1.14%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.14%) IBM Blueworks
7 4 (1.14%) npm
8 2 (0.57%) Apigee
8 2 (0.57%) PaaS
8 2 (0.57%) WhatsApp
9 1 (0.29%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.71%) DSL
2 5 (1.43%) Firewall
2 5 (1.43%) Internet
2 5 (1.43%) WAN
3 4 (1.14%) DNS
3 4 (1.14%) LAN
3 4 (1.14%) VPN
4 3 (0.86%) ATM
4 3 (0.86%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.57%) SAN
6 1 (0.29%) HTTP
6 1 (0.29%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.43%) Relational Database
3 24 (6.86%) GIS
4 17 (4.86%) Geospatial Data
5 14 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (3.14%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.57%) Azure SQL Database
7 9 (2.57%) Big Data
7 9 (2.57%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.29%) HBase
8 8 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.29%) Power BI
9 7 (2.00%) Cosmos DB
9 7 (2.00%) Spatial Data
9 7 (2.00%) SSDT
10 4 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.14%) MariaDB
10 4 (1.14%) MySQL
10 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 47 (13.43%) JIRA
2 43 (12.29%) Git (software)
3 32 (9.14%) Selenium
4 26 (7.43%) Jenkins
5 13 (3.71%) Visual Studio
6 10 (2.86%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.57%) Bitbucket
8 8 (2.29%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (2.00%) Visual Studio Code
10 6 (1.71%) Appium
10 6 (1.71%) SoapUI
10 6 (1.71%) Subversion
10 6 (1.71%) TestRail
11 5 (1.43%) ClearCase
11 5 (1.43%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.43%) MSTest
11 5 (1.43%) NUnit
11 5 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (15.71%) Finance
2 30 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.00%) Banking
4 12 (3.43%) Retail
5 6 (1.71%) Automotive
5 6 (1.71%) Marketing
5 6 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.43%) General Ledger
6 5 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.14%) Back Office
7 4 (1.14%) Local Government
8 3 (0.86%) Legal
9 2 (0.57%) Billing
9 2 (0.57%) German Language
9 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.57%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 105 (30.00%) Developer
2 68 (19.43%) Analyst
3 38 (10.86%) Project Manager
4 36 (10.29%) Architect
5 34 (9.71%) Business Analyst
6 21 (6.00%) .NET Developer
7 17 (4.86%) Software Developer
7 17 (4.86%) Test Analyst
8 16 (4.57%) C# Developer
9 13 (3.71%) Senior Developer
9 13 (3.71%) Tester
10 12 (3.43%) Angular Developer
11 10 (2.86%) Consultant
11 10 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (2.57%) GIS Developer
12 9 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (2.57%) SQL Developer
13 8 (2.29%) Agile Project Manager
13 8 (2.29%) Integration Developer
13 8 (2.29%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (16.86%) .NET
2 35 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 32 (9.14%) HTML
4 27 (7.71%) RESTful
5 25 (7.14%) Web Services
6 23 (6.57%) CSS
6 23 (6.57%) XML
7 19 (5.43%) .NET Framework
8 16 (4.57%) ASP.NET
9 15 (4.29%) .NET Core
9 15 (4.29%) Node.js
9 15 (4.29%) REST
10 12 (3.43%) JSON
10 12 (3.43%) React
11 10 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (2.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (2.57%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (2.57%) HTML5
13 8 (2.29%) Sass
14 7 (2.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.86%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (4.00%) User Experience
4 12 (3.43%) Data Structures
5 10 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.57%) PKI
7 8 (2.29%) CMDB
8 4 (1.14%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (0.86%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.86%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.86%) Replication
10 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.57%) Clustering
10 2 (0.57%) FMCG
10 2 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.57%) Life Science
10 2 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 55 (15.71%) Linux
2 24 (6.86%) Windows
3 13 (3.71%) Android
4 11 (3.14%) Unix
5 9 (2.57%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.71%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.43%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.43%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.14%) OpenVMS
9 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (53.14%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (20.57%) Scrum
3 45 (12.86%) Software Engineering
4 43 (12.29%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (12.29%) TDD
5 42 (12.00%) DevOps
6 39 (11.14%) Test Automation
7 34 (9.71%) Project Management
7 34 (9.71%) Waterfall
8 31 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (7.71%) Change Management
10 25 (7.14%) ITIL
11 23 (6.57%) Decision-Making
12 22 (6.29%) Data Modelling
13 21 (6.00%) Business Analysis
14 20 (5.71%) Software Delivery
14 20 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (5.43%) Computer Science
15 19 (5.43%) Kanban
15 19 (5.43%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 93 (26.57%) SQL
2 61 (17.43%) C#
3 45 (12.86%) Java
4 35 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 29 (8.29%) Python
6 15 (4.29%) T-SQL
7 14 (4.00%) Shell Script
8 13 (3.71%) PowerShell
9 12 (3.43%) PL/SQL
9 12 (3.43%) TypeScript
10 10 (2.86%) C++
11 8 (2.29%) C
12 7 (2.00%) Groovy
13 5 (1.43%) Kotlin
13 5 (1.43%) VBA
13 5 (1.43%) XPath
14 4 (1.14%) VB
14 4 (1.14%) XQuery
15 3 (0.86%) Fortran
16 2 (0.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 36 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.86%) ISEB
4 23 (6.57%) ISTQB
5 19 (5.43%) Degree
6 16 (4.57%) ISEB Practitioner
7 9 (2.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (2.57%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (1.43%) MCSE
8 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.43%) PMP
9 4 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.14%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.57%) CBAP
10 2 (0.57%) IIBA
11 1 (0.29%) APMP
11 1 (0.29%) CISSP
11 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.71%) QA
2 10 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (2.00%) PMO
4 6 (1.71%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.14%) GDPR
5 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.14%) NIST
5 4 (1.14%) SLA
6 2 (0.57%) GAMP
7 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.29%) GLP
7 1 (0.29%) GMP
7 1 (0.29%) Good Clinical Practice
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (5.43%) Docker
2 17 (4.86%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.71%) HDFS
5 5 (1.43%) vSphere
6 2 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.29%) LXC
7 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.57%) Ansible
2 6 (1.71%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.71%) Terraform
3 5 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (1.43%) vCenter Server
4 4 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.86%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.29%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.29%) Oozie
7 1 (0.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.71%) Oracle
3 17 (4.86%) SAP
4 13 (3.71%) TIBCO
5 10 (2.86%) Remedy
6 8 (2.29%) ComArch
6 8 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.00%) IBM
8 6 (1.71%) Ariba
9 5 (1.43%) Concur
9 5 (1.43%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.43%) Pega
10 4 (1.14%) Charles River
10 4 (1.14%) CyberArk
10 4 (1.14%) HP
10 4 (1.14%) Okta
10 4 (1.14%) SimCorp
10 4 (1.14%) Tableau
11 3 (0.86%) Dell
11 3 (0.86%) NetApp