Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 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 West
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 108 84 74
Rank change year-on-year -24 -10 +11
Contract jobs citing SDLC 136 120 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.14% 2.30% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.80% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 70 84
South West median daily rate £440 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £328 £275 £269
90th Percentile £575 £553 £563
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 12
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +9.38% -27.27%
10th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £18.97
90th Percentile £45.95 £43.13 £49.53
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year -0.58% +1.79% -1.08%

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 5,441 4,291 4,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.54% 82.31% 83.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,469 2,670 3,025
South West median daily rate £434 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.44% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £288 £256 £233
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £434
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.69% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 175 284
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -17.33% -4.46%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.77 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.45 £47.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.09 £24.47
% change year-on-year -0.37% -1.55% +6.39%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 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
Bristol -36 45 £413 +10.00% 43
Wiltshire -7 42 £500 +17.65% 2
Gloucestershire -8 17 £488 +14.71% 18
Somerset +6 10 £400 +14.29% 9
Devon -7 7 £495 +65.00% 4
Dorset -3 3 - - 23
Cornwall -2 1 £320 +6.67%
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 West region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 99 (72.79%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (35.29%) SQL
3 39 (28.68%) Finance
4 38 (27.94%) C#
5 35 (25.74%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (23.53%) Java
7 28 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (18.38%) .NET
8 25 (18.38%) Scrum
8 25 (18.38%) Microsoft
9 23 (16.91%) TDD
9 23 (16.91%) Unit Testing
10 22 (16.18%) Test Automation
10 22 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
11 21 (15.44%) Security Cleared
11 21 (15.44%) SQL Server
12 20 (14.71%) JavaScript
12 20 (14.71%) Web Services
12 20 (14.71%) REST
13 18 (13.24%) Windows
14 17 (12.50%) XML
14 17 (12.50%) Oracle
15 16 (11.76%) HTML
16 15 (11.03%) SOAP
16 15 (11.03%) SC Cleared
17 14 (10.29%) TypeScript
17 14 (10.29%) OO
17 14 (10.29%) JIRA
18 13 (9.56%) Software Engineering
18 13 (9.56%) Business Intelligence

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 12 (8.82%) JBoss
2 7 (5.15%) Apache Spark
2 7 (5.15%) Confluence
3 5 (3.68%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.21%) SAS
5 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.74%) Apache
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.94%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 22 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.35%) SaaS
3 8 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (4.41%) Azure Functions
4 6 (4.41%) Serverless
5 5 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.47%) Office 365
7 1 (0.74%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.74%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.68%) Reverse Proxy
1 5 (3.68%) VoIP
2 2 (1.47%) Internet
2 2 (1.47%) Tactical Data Link
3 1 (0.74%) SSL
3 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.62%) MySQL
3 8 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.15%) Big Data
4 7 (5.15%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.68%) HBase
5 5 (3.68%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.21%) Apache Hive
7 3 (2.21%) DataStage
7 3 (2.21%) DB2
7 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.21%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (2.21%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.21%) MySQL Workbench
7 3 (2.21%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.74%) MS Access
8 1 (0.74%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 14 (10.29%) JIRA
2 13 (9.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (8.09%) JUnit
4 8 (5.88%) Eclipse
5 6 (4.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (4.41%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.41%) Maven
5 6 (4.41%) Rational Team Concert
6 5 (3.68%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.94%) Ant
7 4 (2.94%) CruiseControl
7 4 (2.94%) Selenium
7 4 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.21%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.21%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (2.21%) Robomongo
8 3 (2.21%) Visual Studio Code
9 2 (1.47%) Eclipse RCP
9 2 (1.47%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.47%) ProC
General
1 39 (28.68%) Finance
2 9 (6.62%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.88%) Electronics
3 8 (5.88%) Marketing
3 8 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.41%) Retail
5 2 (1.47%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.74%) Billing
6 1 (0.74%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (55.15%) Developer
2 18 (13.24%) Analyst
3 13 (9.56%) Java Developer
4 12 (8.82%) C# Developer
5 11 (8.09%) SQL Developer
6 10 (7.35%) Project Manager
6 10 (7.35%) Software Developer
7 7 (5.15%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.15%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.15%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (4.41%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 6 (4.41%) C# Software Developer
8 6 (4.41%) Consultant
8 6 (4.41%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (4.41%) Development Analyst
8 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Developer
8 6 (4.41%) Systems Developer
9 5 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (3.68%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Teradata Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.38%) .NET
2 20 (14.71%) REST
2 20 (14.71%) Web Services
3 17 (12.50%) XML
4 16 (11.76%) HTML
5 15 (11.03%) SOAP
6 12 (8.82%) Hibernate
7 11 (8.09%) CSS
8 10 (7.35%) ASP.NET
8 10 (7.35%) J2EE
8 10 (7.35%) React
9 8 (5.88%) .NET Core
9 8 (5.88%) Node.js
9 8 (5.88%) Spring
10 7 (5.15%) EJB
10 7 (5.15%) JSON
10 7 (5.15%) XSD
11 6 (4.41%) AngularJS
11 6 (4.41%) Kafka
12 5 (3.68%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.94%) Algorithms
2 4 (2.94%) Data Structures
2 4 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (2.94%) N-Tier
2 4 (2.94%) SWIFT
2 4 (2.94%) Tandem
3 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.21%) User Experience
4 2 (1.47%) AS400
4 2 (1.47%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.74%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.74%) iSeries
5 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.74%) Replication
5 1 (0.74%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.24%) Windows
2 12 (8.82%) Linux
3 7 (5.15%) Unix
3 7 (5.15%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (72.79%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (25.74%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (18.38%) Scrum
4 23 (16.91%) TDD
4 23 (16.91%) Unit Testing
5 22 (16.18%) Test Automation
6 14 (10.29%) OO
7 13 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (9.56%) Software Engineering
8 12 (8.82%) Waterfall
9 11 (8.09%) DevOps
10 10 (7.35%) Computer Science
10 10 (7.35%) CRM
10 10 (7.35%) Project Management
10 10 (7.35%) Software Testing
10 10 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (7.35%) UML
11 9 (6.62%) ETL
11 9 (6.62%) Task Automation
11 9 (6.62%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 48 (35.29%) SQL
2 38 (27.94%) C#
3 32 (23.53%) Java
4 20 (14.71%) JavaScript
5 14 (10.29%) TypeScript
6 13 (9.56%) C
7 8 (5.88%) C++
7 8 (5.88%) Python
7 8 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.68%) Scala
9 3 (2.21%) Java 8
9 3 (2.21%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.21%) VBA
10 2 (1.47%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.47%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.47%) PROC SQL
10 2 (1.47%) RPG
10 2 (1.47%) RPG IV
10 2 (1.47%) Ruby
10 2 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (15.44%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.03%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.82%) Degree
4 8 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.21%) CISA
6 3 (2.21%) CISM
6 3 (2.21%) CISSP
7 2 (1.47%) CCNA
7 2 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.47%) MCSA
7 2 (1.47%) MCSE
7 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.47%) OCA
7 2 (1.47%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.74%) ISEB
8 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.21%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.21%) GDPR
2 3 (2.21%) HL7
2 3 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (2.21%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) DO-160
3 1 (0.74%) MISRA
3 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.21%) Docker
2 2 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.47%) Ansible
1 2 (1.47%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.47%) PowerCLI
1 2 (1.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (18.38%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.50%) Oracle
3 9 (6.62%) Teradata
4 8 (5.88%) SAP
5 5 (3.68%) Hortonworks
5 5 (3.68%) IBM
6 4 (2.94%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.94%) Netezza
6 4 (2.94%) Perforce
7 3 (2.21%) VMware
8 2 (1.47%) Cisco
8 2 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.74%) Talend