Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 66 88
Rank change year-on-year -9 +22 -22
Contract jobs citing SDLC 527 529 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.13% 3.13% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 3.70% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 337 245
South East median daily rate £475 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £334 £306 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 9
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £49.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.14% +10.00% +2.86%
10th Percentile £33.00 £32.50 £35.70
90th Percentile £49.20 £63.78 £55.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +6.25%

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 14,595 14,295 13,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.81% 84.52% 83.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,778 8,613 8,128
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +4.42% +2.39%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £570
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 463 567
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -2.04% -4.92%
10th Percentile £11.82 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.10 £50.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +6.82%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Surrey +30 200 £500 +11.11% 44
Thames Valley -5 185 £455 +7.06% 84
Berkshire -22 88 £425 -2.86% 41
Hampshire -67 75 £388 +1.31% 27
Buckinghamshire +34 60 £415 +14.48% 20
West Sussex -16 41 £448 -13.15% 16
Oxfordshire -7 36 £550 +10.00% 23
East Sussex -6 18 £413 +17.86% 2
Kent -14 3 £406 +19.49% 5
Sussex +7 2 - -
Isle of Wight - 2 - - 1
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 376 (71.35%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (27.70%) SQL
3 140 (26.57%) Finance
4 130 (24.67%) Scrum
5 122 (23.15%) Java
6 120 (22.77%) C#
7 115 (21.82%) .NET
8 112 (21.25%) Test Automation
9 82 (15.56%) Waterfall
9 82 (15.56%) Project Management
10 80 (15.18%) JavaScript
11 75 (14.23%) Microsoft
12 74 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
13 73 (13.85%) JIRA
14 71 (13.47%) TDD
15 67 (12.71%) QA
16 65 (12.33%) SQL Server
17 62 (11.76%) AngularJS
18 61 (11.57%) Git (software)
18 61 (11.57%) Oracle
19 57 (10.82%) ASP.NET
19 57 (10.82%) MVC
20 56 (10.63%) Python
20 56 (10.63%) Jenkins
21 55 (10.44%) Relational Database
21 55 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
22 54 (10.25%) Retail
23 52 (9.87%) CSS
24 49 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
25 48 (9.11%) HTML

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 31 (5.88%) Confluence
2 15 (2.85%) Drupal
3 12 (2.28%) CMS
4 10 (1.90%) SAS
5 8 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.52%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.33%) Apache
6 7 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.33%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.95%) IIS
7 5 (0.95%) JBoss
8 4 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (0.76%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.57%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.57%) GemFire
10 2 (0.38%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.38%) PowerExchange
11 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.66%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.57%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.95%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.38%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.38%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 49 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.09%) Office 365
4 10 (1.90%) npm
5 8 (1.52%) GitHub
5 8 (1.52%) SaaS
6 7 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
6 7 (1.33%) PaaS
7 6 (1.14%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.76%) Serverless
10 3 (0.57%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.38%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.38%) Boomi
11 2 (0.38%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.38%) Tricentis Tosca
12 1 (0.19%) Apigee
12 1 (0.19%) AtomSphere
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.47%) Internet
2 7 (1.33%) DNS
2 7 (1.33%) HTTP
3 6 (1.14%) Network Security
4 4 (0.76%) DHCP
4 4 (0.76%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.57%) Firewall
5 3 (0.57%) IMAP
5 3 (0.57%) NAS
5 3 (0.57%) SAN
5 3 (0.57%) SMTP
6 2 (0.38%) DVB
6 2 (0.38%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.38%) SNMP
7 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.19%) Intranet
7 1 (0.19%) SMS
7 1 (0.19%) SSL
7 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 55 (10.44%) Relational Database
3 32 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (4.55%) Big Data
5 20 (3.80%) Oracle Database
6 19 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (3.04%) Hadoop
7 16 (3.04%) MongoDB
7 16 (3.04%) NoSQL
7 16 (3.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (2.28%) MySQL
8 12 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (2.09%) Apache Hive
10 10 (1.90%) Data Lake
10 10 (1.90%) DB2
10 10 (1.90%) OLAP
10 10 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
10 10 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 73 (13.85%) JIRA
2 61 (11.57%) Git (software)
3 56 (10.63%) Jenkins
4 38 (7.21%) Visual Studio
5 29 (5.50%) Selenium
6 21 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (3.42%) Cucumber
7 18 (3.42%) Subversion
8 16 (3.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (3.04%) Eclipse
8 16 (3.04%) WebDriver
9 15 (2.85%) SoapUI
9 15 (2.85%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (2.28%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.90%) Maven
11 10 (1.90%) MSTest
11 10 (1.90%) PyCharm
11 10 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (1.71%) Ranorex
13 8 (1.52%) Gradle
General
1 140 (26.57%) Finance
2 54 (10.25%) Retail
3 27 (5.12%) Banking
4 21 (3.98%) Marketing
4 21 (3.98%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (1.90%) Billing
5 10 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.71%) Aerospace
6 9 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.76%) Electronics
8 4 (0.76%) Publishing
9 3 (0.57%) Games
10 2 (0.38%) Back Office
10 2 (0.38%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 198 (37.57%) Developer
2 71 (13.47%) Analyst
3 53 (10.06%) .NET Developer
4 50 (9.49%) Project Manager
5 46 (8.73%) Java Developer
6 42 (7.97%) C# Developer
7 34 (6.45%) Tester
8 32 (6.07%) C# .NET Developer
9 30 (5.69%) Business Analyst
10 25 (4.74%) Senior Developer
11 22 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
12 21 (3.98%) Architect
13 17 (3.23%) Software Engineer
14 16 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (3.04%) SQL Developer
14 16 (3.04%) Test Analyst
14 16 (3.04%) Test Engineer
15 15 (2.85%) Angular Developer
15 15 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
15 15 (2.85%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (21.82%) .NET
2 62 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 57 (10.82%) ASP.NET
4 52 (9.87%) CSS
5 48 (9.11%) HTML
6 44 (8.35%) .NET Framework
7 37 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 37 (7.02%) RESTful
7 37 (7.02%) Web Services
8 35 (6.64%) jQuery
8 35 (6.64%) Spring
9 31 (5.88%) Entity Framework
10 30 (5.69%) XML
11 29 (5.50%) .NET Core
11 29 (5.50%) WCF
12 27 (5.12%) Node.js
12 27 (5.12%) REST
13 23 (4.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 22 (4.17%) HTML5
15 19 (3.61%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 21 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (2.47%) PMI
6 10 (1.90%) Algorithms
6 10 (1.90%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (1.90%) User Experience
7 9 (1.71%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.52%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.14%) Fintech
9 6 (1.14%) Social Media
10 5 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.95%) W3C
11 4 (0.76%) PKI
12 2 (0.38%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.38%) CMDB
12 2 (0.38%) NHS
12 2 (0.38%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 44 (8.35%) Windows
2 32 (6.07%) Linux
3 29 (5.50%) Unix
4 6 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.95%) Android
5 5 (0.95%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.76%) CentOS
6 4 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (0.57%) OpenVMS
8 2 (0.38%) AIX
9 1 (0.19%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (71.35%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (24.67%) Scrum
3 112 (21.25%) Test Automation
4 82 (15.56%) Project Management
4 82 (15.56%) Waterfall
5 74 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
6 71 (13.47%) TDD
7 57 (10.82%) MVC
8 55 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 47 (8.92%) OO
10 46 (8.73%) Software Engineering
11 43 (8.16%) DevOps
12 41 (7.78%) Data Modelling
13 39 (7.40%) Mentoring
13 39 (7.40%) SOLID
13 39 (7.40%) Unit Testing
13 39 (7.40%) User Acceptance Testing
14 38 (7.21%) Extreme Programming
15 35 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
16 32 (6.07%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 146 (27.70%) SQL
2 122 (23.15%) Java
3 120 (22.77%) C#
4 80 (15.18%) JavaScript
5 56 (10.63%) Python
6 45 (8.54%) T-SQL
7 19 (3.61%) C
8 15 (2.85%) PowerShell
8 15 (2.85%) TypeScript
9 11 (2.09%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.90%) Ruby
11 9 (1.71%) C++
11 9 (1.71%) Java 8
11 9 (1.71%) VB
12 8 (1.52%) Groovy
13 6 (1.14%) Perl
14 4 (0.76%) Scala
14 4 (0.76%) XAML
15 3 (0.57%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.57%) Go
Qualifications
1 46 (8.73%) Degree
2 20 (3.80%) ISEB
3 19 (3.61%) ISTQB
4 15 (2.85%) PMI Certification
5 12 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (1.90%) Master's Degree
6 10 (1.90%) PMP
7 9 (1.71%) Security Cleared
8 7 (1.33%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.14%) MBA
10 5 (0.95%) APMP
10 5 (0.95%) CISM
10 5 (0.95%) CISSP
10 5 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.76%) CEH
11 4 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.38%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (12.71%) QA
2 19 (3.61%) Data Quality
3 14 (2.66%) GDPR
4 11 (2.09%) PMO
5 5 (0.95%) GxP
6 3 (0.57%) SLA
7 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.19%) COBIT
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 29 (5.50%) Docker
2 4 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.19%) HDFS
5 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (2.47%) Ansible
1 13 (2.47%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.95%) HP ALM
4 5 (0.95%) Puppet
5 4 (0.76%) nmon
5 4 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.57%) Packer
6 3 (0.57%) SCCM
6 3 (0.57%) Terraform
7 2 (0.38%) Ambari
7 2 (0.38%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.38%) Nagios
8 1 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.19%) Oozie
8 1 (0.19%) Salt
8 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (14.23%) Microsoft
2 61 (11.57%) Oracle
3 25 (4.74%) SAP
4 14 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (2.66%) Workday
5 13 (2.47%) MuleSoft
6 10 (1.90%) Atlassian
6 10 (1.90%) HP
7 9 (1.71%) IBM
7 9 (1.71%) Informatica
8 8 (1.52%) ServiceNow
8 8 (1.52%) Talend
9 6 (1.14%) Ab Initio
10 5 (0.95%) Casewise
11 4 (0.76%) hybris
12 3 (0.57%) Cloudera
12 3 (0.57%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 3 (0.57%) F5
12 3 (0.57%) MapR
12 3 (0.57%) SolarWinds