Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 18 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)
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 62 78
Rank change year-on-year -8 +16 +21
Contract jobs citing SDLC 191 177 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.07% 3.15% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 3.77% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 110 85
South West median daily rate £433 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.33% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £304 £269 £278
90th Percentile £575 £514 £575
England median daily rate £476 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 11
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £39.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.62% +23.81% -28.00%
10th Percentile £37.28 £32.50 £18.64
90th Percentile £45.78 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,344 4,689 4,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.89% 83.45% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,368 2,963 3,188
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £251 £235
90th Percentile £575 £552 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 193 281
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% +18.24% -22.11%
10th Percentile £15.06 £12.08 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.20 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the South West

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in the South West

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in the South West

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in the South West

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Bristol -25 58 £400 +6.67% 55
Wiltshire +1 37 £475 +38.18% 12
Gloucestershire +5 36 £500 +33.33% 17
Somerset +12 20 £425 +15.65% 9
Dorset +3 14 £475 +26.67% 16
Devon -11 13 £585 +30.00% 8
Cornwall - 1 £320 - 4
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South West region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 125 (65.45%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (26.70%) Finance
3 48 (25.13%) Java
3 48 (25.13%) SQL
4 45 (23.56%) Windows
5 43 (22.51%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (22.51%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (21.47%) Security Cleared
7 39 (20.42%) Oracle
8 38 (19.90%) Scrum
9 37 (19.37%) SQL Server
10 34 (17.80%) Software Engineering
11 33 (17.28%) C
12 31 (16.23%) Test Automation
13 27 (14.14%) C#
14 26 (13.61%) Microsoft
14 26 (13.61%) REST
15 24 (12.57%) Web Services
15 24 (12.57%) Linux
16 23 (12.04%) Workflow
16 23 (12.04%) Unit Testing
17 22 (11.52%) .NET
18 21 (10.99%) HTML
18 21 (10.99%) XML
18 21 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
18 21 (10.99%) Waterfall
19 20 (10.47%) Software Testing
19 20 (10.47%) JUnit
20 19 (9.95%) JIRA
20 19 (9.95%) PowerShell

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 16 (8.38%) JBoss
2 13 (6.81%) Apache Spark
2 13 (6.81%) Confluence
3 11 (5.76%) Drupal
4 10 (5.24%) CMS
5 6 (3.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.62%) SAS
7 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (4.71%) SaaS
2 6 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.62%) Office 365
4 2 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.05%) G Suite
4 2 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.52%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.62%) VoIP
2 2 (1.05%) SMS
2 2 (1.05%) Tactical Data Link
3 1 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (19.37%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.85%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (7.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (7.33%) Hadoop
4 11 (5.76%) Big Data
5 10 (5.24%) MySQL
6 8 (4.19%) HBase
6 8 (4.19%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.66%) IBM InfoSphere
7 7 (3.66%) RDBMS
8 6 (3.14%) Apache Hive
8 6 (3.14%) DataStage
8 6 (3.14%) DB2
9 5 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (2.09%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (1.57%) Apache Accumulo
11 3 (1.57%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.57%) QualityStage
12 2 (1.05%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 20 (10.47%) JUnit
2 19 (9.95%) JIRA
3 16 (8.38%) Selenium
4 14 (7.33%) Git (software)
4 14 (7.33%) Rational Team Concert
5 12 (6.28%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (5.24%) SoapUI
7 9 (4.71%) Eclipse
7 9 (4.71%) WebDriver
8 8 (4.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (4.19%) Visual Studio
9 7 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (3.14%) Maven
10 6 (3.14%) MSTest
10 6 (3.14%) NUnit
11 4 (2.09%) IntelliJ
11 4 (2.09%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.57%) ERwin
12 3 (1.57%) JMeter
12 3 (1.57%) WATIR
General
1 51 (26.70%) Finance
2 12 (6.28%) Manufacturing
3 10 (5.24%) Banking
3 10 (5.24%) Marketing
4 9 (4.71%) Electronics
4 9 (4.71%) Retail
4 9 (4.71%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.14%) Aerospace
5 6 (3.14%) Military
6 2 (1.05%) Billing
6 2 (1.05%) Games
7 1 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (39.79%) Developer
2 26 (13.61%) Java Developer
3 23 (12.04%) Analyst
4 13 (6.81%) Software Developer
4 13 (6.81%) Software Engineer
5 12 (6.28%) Architect
6 11 (5.76%) Tester
7 10 (5.24%) C# Developer
7 10 (5.24%) Software Tester
7 10 (5.24%) SQL Developer
8 9 (4.71%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.19%) Agile Delivery Manager
9 8 (4.19%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.19%) C# Software Developer
9 8 (4.19%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.66%) Embedded Engineer
10 7 (3.66%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 7 (3.66%) Hadoop Developer
10 7 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.66%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.61%) REST
2 24 (12.57%) Web Services
3 22 (11.52%) .NET
4 21 (10.99%) HTML
4 21 (10.99%) XML
5 16 (8.38%) Hibernate
5 16 (8.38%) J2EE
6 14 (7.33%) EJB
6 14 (7.33%) EJB 3.0
6 14 (7.33%) JAXB
6 14 (7.33%) JPA
6 14 (7.33%) JSF
6 14 (7.33%) PrimeFaces
6 14 (7.33%) XSD
6 14 (7.33%) XSLT
7 11 (5.76%) .NET Framework
7 11 (5.76%) Kafka
8 8 (4.19%) React
8 8 (4.19%) SOAP
9 7 (3.66%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 43 (22.51%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.62%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.09%) User Experience
6 2 (1.05%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.05%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.05%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.05%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (23.56%) Windows
2 24 (12.57%) Linux
3 13 (6.81%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.24%) Unix
5 1 (0.52%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (65.45%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.51%) Problem-Solving
3 38 (19.90%) Scrum
4 34 (17.80%) Software Engineering
5 31 (16.23%) Test Automation
6 23 (12.04%) Unit Testing
6 23 (12.04%) Workflow
7 21 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (10.99%) Waterfall
8 20 (10.47%) Software Testing
9 17 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (8.38%) Project Management
10 16 (8.38%) Requirements Analysis
11 15 (7.85%) DevOps
11 15 (7.85%) TDD
12 14 (7.33%) Release Management
13 13 (6.81%) ETL
13 13 (6.81%) PRINCE2
13 13 (6.81%) Service Management
13 13 (6.81%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 48 (25.13%) Java
1 48 (25.13%) SQL
2 33 (17.28%) C
3 27 (14.14%) C#
4 19 (9.95%) PowerShell
5 17 (8.90%) C++
6 16 (8.38%) JavaScript
7 14 (7.33%) T-SQL
8 11 (5.76%) Scala
8 11 (5.76%) TypeScript
9 9 (4.71%) VBScript
10 7 (3.66%) Embedded C
10 7 (3.66%) Embedded C++
10 7 (3.66%) PHP
10 7 (3.66%) Python
11 4 (2.09%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.09%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.09%) Ruby
11 4 (2.09%) VBA
12 3 (1.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (21.47%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.42%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.90%) DV Cleared
4 13 (6.81%) ISEB
5 10 (5.24%) Degree
6 8 (4.19%) ISTQB
7 6 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.57%) CISA
9 3 (1.57%) CISM
9 3 (1.57%) CISSP
10 2 (1.05%) AWS Certification
10 2 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.05%) MCSE
10 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.05%) OCA
10 2 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (1.05%) PMP
10 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.76%) QA
2 9 (4.71%) WCAG
3 8 (4.19%) Data Quality
4 7 (3.66%) PMO
5 4 (2.09%) GDPR
5 4 (2.09%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.52%) ARP4754
7 1 (0.52%) BS25999
7 1 (0.52%) COBIT
7 1 (0.52%) DO-160
7 1 (0.52%) HAZOP
7 1 (0.52%) HL7
7 1 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.05%) Docker
1 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.71%) WMI
2 6 (3.14%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (2.09%) Puppet
4 3 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.05%) PowerCLI
5 2 (1.05%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.52%) Ansible
6 1 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (20.42%) Oracle
2 26 (13.61%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.28%) Teradata
4 11 (5.76%) SAP
5 8 (4.19%) Hortonworks
6 7 (3.66%) IBM
6 7 (3.66%) Netezza
7 4 (2.09%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.57%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.57%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (1.57%) VMware
9 2 (1.05%) Cisco
9 2 (1.05%) Google
9 2 (1.05%) Perforce
10 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.52%) Siebel
10 1 (0.52%) Sybase
10 1 (0.52%) Talend
10 1 (0.52%) Zend