Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 68 77
Rank change year-on-year -9 +9 -6
Contract jobs citing SDLC 497 502 463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.02% 3.09% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 3.67% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 339 300
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.20% +2.33%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £263
90th Percentile £625 £528 £525
England median daily rate £475 £475 £438
% change year-on-year - +8.57% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 11
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -10.11% -11.00%
10th Percentile £33.45 £30.30 £35.75
90th Percentile £45.70 £61.45 £49.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +0.09%

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 14,136 13,696 14,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.96% 84.18% 83.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,502 8,196 8,678
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 460 586
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.95
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +10 227 £450 +12.50% 89
Surrey +28 128 £484 +17.33% 46
Berkshire +8 115 £425 -2.86% 32
Hampshire -49 86 £450 +23.71% 35
Buckinghamshire +37 72 £450 +24.14% 26
Oxfordshire -10 39 £600 +33.33% 31
West Sussex -22 31 £415 -9.04% 13
East Sussex +8 20 £400 +13.88% 7
Kent -11 3 £406 +18.61% 4
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 336 (67.61%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (24.14%) SQL
3 114 (22.94%) Scrum
4 113 (22.74%) Java
5 109 (21.93%) Finance
6 91 (18.31%) C#
7 90 (18.11%) JavaScript
8 89 (17.91%) Project Management
9 86 (17.30%) Waterfall
10 82 (16.50%) .NET
11 77 (15.49%) Continuous Integration
12 76 (15.29%) JIRA
13 74 (14.89%) Test Automation
14 63 (12.68%) Microsoft
15 60 (12.07%) QA
15 60 (12.07%) TDD
15 60 (12.07%) Git (software)
16 59 (11.87%) SQL Server
17 55 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
18 53 (10.66%) Retail
19 52 (10.46%) HTML
19 52 (10.46%) Jenkins
20 51 (10.26%) Web Services
20 51 (10.26%) Windows
20 51 (10.26%) Python
21 50 (10.06%) Degree
22 49 (9.86%) AngularJS
22 49 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
23 48 (9.66%) MVC
24 47 (9.46%) Oracle

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 24 (4.83%) Confluence
2 20 (4.02%) Drupal
3 15 (3.02%) CMS
4 11 (2.21%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.01%) SAS
6 9 (1.81%) JBoss
7 8 (1.61%) Apache
8 7 (1.41%) IIS
8 7 (1.41%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.01%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.01%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.01%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.60%) GemFire
12 2 (0.40%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.40%) PowerExchange
12 2 (0.40%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.20%) EPiServer
Applications
1 28 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.42%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.60%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (1.81%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.01%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.40%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.20%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.20%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 49 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.41%) SaaS
4 11 (2.21%) Office 365
4 11 (2.21%) PaaS
5 9 (1.81%) Serverless
6 8 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (1.61%) GitHub
7 7 (1.41%) Azure Functions
7 7 (1.41%) OpenShift
8 6 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.01%) Azure Machine Learning
9 5 (1.01%) BrowserStack
10 4 (0.80%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 4 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.80%) Sauce Labs
11 3 (0.60%) npm
12 2 (0.40%) NuGet
12 2 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.02%) Internet
2 11 (2.21%) HTTP
3 7 (1.41%) DNS
4 5 (1.01%) Firewall
5 4 (0.80%) DHCP
5 4 (0.80%) Network Security
6 3 (0.60%) IMAP
6 3 (0.60%) NAS
6 3 (0.60%) SAN
6 3 (0.60%) SMTP
6 3 (0.60%) SSL
6 3 (0.60%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.40%) DVB
7 2 (0.40%) SNMP
7 2 (0.40%) VPN
8 1 (0.20%) Broadband
8 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.20%) Intranet
8 1 (0.20%) SMS
8 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.05%) Relational Database
3 34 (6.84%) Big Data
4 31 (6.24%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (5.03%) NoSQL
6 24 (4.83%) MongoDB
7 23 (4.63%) Hadoop
8 16 (3.22%) Data Lake
8 16 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (2.62%) Apache Hive
10 13 (2.62%) MySQL
11 12 (2.41%) Azure SQL Database
11 12 (2.41%) OLAP
12 11 (2.21%) Oracle Database
13 10 (2.01%) DB2
14 9 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (1.41%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 7 (1.41%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 76 (15.29%) JIRA
2 60 (12.07%) Git (software)
3 52 (10.46%) Jenkins
4 28 (5.63%) Visual Studio
5 21 (4.23%) Cucumber
5 21 (4.23%) Selenium
5 21 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (3.82%) Bitbucket
6 19 (3.82%) SoapUI
7 17 (3.42%) Visual Studio Team System
8 16 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (3.02%) Maven
10 13 (2.62%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.81%) MSTest
11 9 (1.81%) Ranorex
11 9 (1.81%) Subversion
12 7 (1.41%) JUnit
12 7 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (1.21%) HP UFT
13 6 (1.21%) Rational Rose
General
1 109 (21.93%) Finance
2 53 (10.66%) Retail
3 26 (5.23%) Marketing
4 22 (4.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 20 (4.02%) Banking
6 14 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.01%) Aerospace
8 8 (1.61%) Billing
8 8 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.01%) Publishing
10 4 (0.80%) Games
11 3 (0.60%) Electronics
12 2 (0.40%) Automotive
12 2 (0.40%) Back Office
12 2 (0.40%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.40%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 154 (30.99%) Developer
2 68 (13.68%) Analyst
3 66 (13.28%) Project Manager
4 41 (8.25%) Java Developer
5 37 (7.44%) Tester
6 30 (6.04%) Architect
7 24 (4.83%) Business Analyst
8 23 (4.63%) .NET Developer
9 22 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
10 20 (4.02%) C# Developer
11 18 (3.62%) IT Manager
11 18 (3.62%) Senior Developer
11 18 (3.62%) Test Analyst
12 17 (3.42%) Delivery Manager
13 16 (3.22%) Full Stack Developer
14 15 (3.02%) Software Engineer
15 13 (2.62%) Automation Tester
15 13 (2.62%) Software Developer
16 12 (2.41%) Agile Project Manager
16 12 (2.41%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (16.50%) .NET
2 52 (10.46%) HTML
3 51 (10.26%) Web Services
4 49 (9.86%) AngularJS
5 45 (9.05%) ASP.NET
6 42 (8.45%) CSS
7 37 (7.44%) XML
8 35 (7.04%) Node.js
8 35 (7.04%) REST
9 30 (6.04%) jQuery
10 29 (5.84%) Spring
11 27 (5.43%) RESTful
11 27 (5.43%) WCF
12 25 (5.03%) ASP.NET MVC
13 24 (4.83%) .NET Framework
14 22 (4.43%) SOAP
15 21 (4.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 20 (4.02%) .NET Core
17 19 (3.82%) JSON
18 18 (3.62%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.64%) Computer Science
2 31 (6.24%) Mobile App
3 24 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (3.02%) PMI
6 14 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (2.21%) User Experience
9 10 (2.01%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.81%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.61%) Social Media
12 7 (1.41%) Data Centre
12 7 (1.41%) Management Information System
13 6 (1.21%) Public Cloud
14 5 (1.01%) Fintech
14 5 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (1.01%) PKI
14 5 (1.01%) W3C
15 4 (0.80%) DataPower
16 3 (0.60%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 51 (10.26%) Windows
2 37 (7.44%) Linux
2 37 (7.44%) Unix
3 5 (1.01%) Android
3 5 (1.01%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.60%) CentOS
5 3 (0.60%) OpenVMS
5 3 (0.60%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.40%) AIX
6 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.20%) DC/OS
7 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (67.61%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (22.94%) Scrum
3 89 (17.91%) Project Management
4 86 (17.30%) Waterfall
5 77 (15.49%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (14.89%) Test Automation
7 60 (12.07%) TDD
8 55 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 48 (9.66%) MVC
10 43 (8.65%) E-Commerce
11 41 (8.25%) Software Engineering
12 38 (7.65%) Analytics
13 37 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
13 37 (7.44%) User Acceptance Testing
14 36 (7.24%) Microservices
15 33 (6.64%) OO
16 32 (6.44%) DevOps
16 32 (6.44%) PRINCE2
17 29 (5.84%) SOLID
18 28 (5.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 120 (24.14%) SQL
2 113 (22.74%) Java
3 91 (18.31%) C#
4 90 (18.11%) JavaScript
5 51 (10.26%) Python
6 32 (6.44%) T-SQL
7 14 (2.82%) Java 8
8 13 (2.62%) VB
9 12 (2.41%) C++
9 12 (2.41%) PL/SQL
9 12 (2.41%) Ruby
10 11 (2.21%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.81%) Groovy
12 8 (1.61%) C
12 8 (1.61%) Scala
13 7 (1.41%) VBScript
14 6 (1.21%) Perl
14 6 (1.21%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.01%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.80%) XAML
Qualifications
1 50 (10.06%) Degree
2 22 (4.43%) PMI Certification
3 20 (4.02%) ISEB
3 20 (4.02%) PMP
4 19 (3.82%) Security Cleared
5 18 (3.62%) ISTQB
6 14 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (2.82%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.21%) Master's Degree
8 7 (1.41%) MBA
9 6 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.01%) APMP
10 5 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.80%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.80%) CEH
11 4 (0.80%) CISM
11 4 (0.80%) CISSP
11 4 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (12.07%) QA
2 22 (4.43%) Data Quality
3 20 (4.02%) GDPR
4 11 (2.21%) PMO
5 5 (1.01%) GxP
6 4 (0.80%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.40%) SLA
8 1 (0.20%) COBIT
8 1 (0.20%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.20%) P3O
System Software
1 20 (4.02%) Docker
2 5 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.20%) HDFS
4 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.61%) Ansible
3 8 (1.61%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.61%) Puppet
4 5 (1.01%) Terraform
5 4 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.60%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.60%) SCCM
7 2 (0.40%) Ambari
7 2 (0.40%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.40%) Nagios
7 2 (0.40%) Opsview
7 2 (0.40%) Salt
8 1 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.20%) nmon
8 1 (0.20%) Oozie
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 63 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 47 (9.46%) Oracle
3 25 (5.03%) SAP
4 15 (3.02%) Atlassian
5 11 (2.21%) HP
5 11 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (2.01%) IBM
6 10 (2.01%) Informatica
6 10 (2.01%) Talend
7 9 (1.81%) Workday
8 8 (1.61%) Ab Initio
9 6 (1.21%) Casewise
10 4 (0.80%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.80%) VMware
11 3 (0.60%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.60%) Databricks
11 3 (0.60%) F5
11 3 (0.60%) MapR
11 3 (0.60%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.60%) Tableau