Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 74 97
Rank change year-on-year +7 +23 +22
Contract jobs citing SDLC 159 148 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.88% 2.65% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 3.28% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 80 84
South West median daily rate £388 £405 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +6.58% +1.33%
10th Percentile £270 £272 £263
90th Percentile £523 £575 £546
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 18
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -29.21% -6.32%
10th Percentile £32.50 £18.64 £31.25
90th Percentile £53.13 £50.00 £50.08
England median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% +6.67%

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 4480 4510 5245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.20% 80.74% 80.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2808 3027 3588
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £261 £249 £255
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 284 259
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £34.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -12.10% +42.73%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +11.36% +15.79%

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 17 December 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in the South West over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 December 2017. 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 +9 80 £375 -10.71% 25
Devon +6 22 £463 +19.35% 1
Wiltshire -9 18 £375 -23.12% 1
Gloucestershire +1 16 £425 +18.06% 6
Dorset +11 15 £375 -3.23% 6
Somerset -7 5 £375 +4.17% 6
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 69 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (36.48%) Finance
3 42 (26.42%) SQL
4 30 (18.87%) .NET
5 28 (17.61%) C#
6 27 (16.98%) Microsoft
7 26 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (14.47%) Java
8 23 (14.47%) Business Analysis
9 22 (13.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (13.21%) QA
10 21 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (12.58%) Test Automation
12 19 (11.95%) JavaScript
13 18 (11.32%) Test Scripting
14 17 (10.69%) Security Cleared
14 17 (10.69%) HTML
15 16 (10.06%) Unix
15 16 (10.06%) Telecoms
15 16 (10.06%) Banking
15 16 (10.06%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (10.06%) Selenium
16 15 (9.43%) Scrum
16 15 (9.43%) SQL Server
16 15 (9.43%) CSS
17 14 (8.81%) Windows
17 14 (8.81%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (8.81%) Data Modelling
17 14 (8.81%) Software Engineering
17 14 (8.81%) BDD

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 9 (5.66%) SAS
2 5 (3.14%) Apache
3 2 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.63%) CMS
4 1 (0.63%) Confluence
4 1 (0.63%) IIS
4 1 (0.63%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.14%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.26%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (1.26%) SnowdropKCS
3 1 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.77%) Office 365
2 4 (2.52%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (2.52%) SaaS
3 2 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.89%) Firewall
1 3 (1.89%) Kerberos
1 3 (1.89%) LDAP
1 3 (1.89%) Network Security
2 2 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.63%) CTI
3 1 (0.63%) HTTP
3 1 (0.63%) Internet
3 1 (0.63%) SMS
3 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.81%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (8.81%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.03%) MS Access
4 8 (5.03%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.14%) MySQL
6 4 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.89%) Base SAS
7 3 (1.89%) Ingres
7 3 (1.89%) MariaDB
7 3 (1.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.26%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.26%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.63%) DataStage
9 1 (0.63%) DB2
9 1 (0.63%) Firebird
9 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (10.06%) Selenium
1 16 (10.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (8.18%) Cucumber
2 13 (8.18%) SoapUI
3 11 (6.92%) WebDriver
4 9 (5.66%) Git (software)
5 7 (4.40%) JIRA
5 7 (4.40%) SpecFlow
6 5 (3.14%) Codeception
7 4 (2.52%) Subversion
7 4 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.89%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.89%) Grunt
8 3 (1.89%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.89%) JUnit
8 3 (1.89%) ProC
8 3 (1.89%) TestRail
8 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.26%) Ant
9 2 (1.26%) gulp
General
1 58 (36.48%) Finance
2 16 (10.06%) Banking
2 16 (10.06%) Telecoms
3 13 (8.18%) Electronics
3 13 (8.18%) Manufacturing
3 13 (8.18%) Marketing
4 4 (2.52%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.52%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Games
5 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (36.48%) Developer
2 42 (26.42%) Analyst
3 17 (10.69%) Business Analyst
3 17 (10.69%) Tester
4 14 (8.81%) Software Tester
5 13 (8.18%) QA Tester
5 13 (8.18%) Systems Analyst
6 11 (6.92%) Architect
6 11 (6.92%) Business Systems Analyst
7 10 (6.29%) Java Developer
7 10 (6.29%) Software QA Tester
8 9 (5.66%) Test Analyst
9 8 (5.03%) SAS Developer
9 8 (5.03%) SQL Developer
10 6 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.77%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.77%) SQL Server Developer
10 6 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (3.14%) Senior Systems Analyst
11 5 (3.14%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.87%) .NET
2 17 (10.69%) HTML
3 15 (9.43%) CSS
4 13 (8.18%) SOAP
5 11 (6.92%) AngularJS
5 11 (6.92%) Web Services
5 11 (6.92%) XML
6 10 (6.29%) ASP.NET
7 6 (3.77%) .NET Framework
7 6 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (3.77%) jQuery
8 5 (3.14%) Entity Framework
8 5 (3.14%) React
8 5 (3.14%) REST
9 4 (2.52%) CSS3
9 4 (2.52%) HTML5
9 4 (2.52%) J2EE
9 4 (2.52%) Spring
10 3 (1.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 3 (1.89%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (6.29%) N-Tier
4 9 (5.66%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.14%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.14%) User Experience
6 4 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.89%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.89%) PKI
8 2 (1.26%) W3C
9 1 (0.63%) CESG
9 1 (0.63%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.63%) PMI
9 1 (0.63%) RIA
9 1 (0.63%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.06%) Unix
2 14 (8.81%) Windows
3 12 (7.55%) Linux
4 4 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.52%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.89%) Android
6 2 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.63%) Solaris
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (14.47%) Business Analysis
3 22 (13.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (12.58%) Test Automation
6 18 (11.32%) Test Scripting
7 15 (9.43%) Scrum
8 14 (8.81%) BDD
8 14 (8.81%) Data Modelling
8 14 (8.81%) Software Engineering
9 13 (8.18%) Data Analysis
9 13 (8.18%) Digital Marketing
9 13 (8.18%) MVC
9 13 (8.18%) Programme Management
10 12 (7.55%) SOA
11 11 (6.92%) Compatibility Testing
11 11 (6.92%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 11 (6.92%) Project Management
11 11 (6.92%) Waterfall
12 10 (6.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 42 (26.42%) SQL
2 28 (17.61%) C#
3 23 (14.47%) Java
4 19 (11.95%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.55%) PL/SQL
5 12 (7.55%) VBA
6 10 (6.29%) Python
7 7 (4.40%) C++
8 6 (3.77%) PHP
9 5 (3.14%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.14%) C
9 5 (3.14%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.52%) Perl
10 4 (2.52%) Ruby
11 3 (1.89%) Korn
11 3 (1.89%) PROC SQL
11 3 (1.89%) R
11 3 (1.89%) SAS Macro
11 3 (1.89%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.26%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 17 (10.69%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.18%) Degree
3 12 (7.55%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.40%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.77%) HND
6 4 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.52%) ISEB
7 3 (1.89%) CISM
7 3 (1.89%) CISSP
8 2 (1.26%) HNC
8 2 (1.26%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.26%) OSCP
8 2 (1.26%) SANS
9 1 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.63%) CLAS
9 1 (0.63%) IIBA
9 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.21%) QA
2 5 (3.14%) PMO
3 3 (1.89%) GDPR
3 3 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.63%) MiFID
5 1 (0.63%) P3O
5 1 (0.63%) PSD2
5 1 (0.63%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.89%) Docker
2 2 (1.26%) IAG
3 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.63%) Nessus
1 1 (0.63%) Nmap
1 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.18%) SAP
3 10 (6.29%) Oracle
4 7 (4.40%) ServiceNow
4 7 (4.40%) Teradata
5 6 (3.77%) Netezza
6 3 (1.89%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.89%) Pegasus
6 3 (1.89%) Thunderhead
7 2 (1.26%) CA
7 2 (1.26%) HP
7 2 (1.26%) OpenText
7 2 (1.26%) Sage
7 2 (1.26%) Sencha
8 1 (0.63%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.63%) Google
8 1 (0.63%) IBM
8 1 (0.63%) Luciad
8 1 (0.63%) Qualys
8 1 (0.63%) Red Hat