Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 61 89
Rank change year-on-year +2 +28 +6
Contract jobs citing SDLC 207 180 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.51% 3.30% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 3.96% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 110 87
South West median daily rate £425 £381 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.48% -8.13% +10.67%
10th Percentile £263 £286 £274
90th Percentile £563 £503 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £438
% change year-on-year - +8.57% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 6
South West median hourly rate £43.25 £47.50 £23.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.95% +101.91% -48.86%
10th Percentile £39.48 £32.50 £18.64
90th Percentile £46.83 £53.75 £42.45
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.77% -0.12%

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 5,029 4,542 4,709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.18% 83.23% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,115 2,874 3,125
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £245
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 186 266
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.07% +8.57% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.69 £12.79 £12.65
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -18 56 £400 +3.23% 38
Gloucestershire +18 48 £500 +25.00% 14
Wiltshire -7 32 £400 +14.29% 8
Somerset +14 22 £425 +15.65% 14
Devon +4 21 £425 -5.56% 5
Dorset +8 20 £425 +13.33% 12
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 133 (64.25%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (29.47%) Finance
3 55 (26.57%) Java
4 51 (24.64%) Software Engineering
5 46 (22.22%) Windows
6 44 (21.26%) SQL
7 42 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (19.32%) Security Cleared
9 39 (18.84%) C
10 36 (17.39%) Oracle
10 36 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (15.94%) Scrum
12 32 (15.46%) SQL Server
13 30 (14.49%) Unit Testing
14 29 (14.01%) C++
15 28 (13.53%) .NET
15 28 (13.53%) Test Automation
16 27 (13.04%) C#
16 27 (13.04%) Linux
17 26 (12.56%) REST
18 25 (12.08%) Waterfall
18 25 (12.08%) Project Management
19 23 (11.11%) Workflow
19 23 (11.11%) Microsoft
19 23 (11.11%) HTML
19 23 (11.11%) JavaScript
20 22 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
21 21 (10.14%) Python
22 20 (9.66%) Software Testing
22 20 (9.66%) JIRA

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 14 (6.76%) JBoss
2 13 (6.28%) Apache Spark
3 12 (5.80%) Confluence
4 11 (5.31%) Drupal
5 10 (4.83%) CMS
6 6 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.45%) SAS
8 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.48%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.48%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (2.90%) SaaS
2 4 (1.93%) Office 365
3 3 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.97%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.97%) G Suite
4 2 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.48%) FinancialForce
5 1 (0.48%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.97%) SMS
1 2 (0.97%) Tactical Data Link
2 1 (0.48%) DWDM
2 1 (0.48%) Firewall
2 1 (0.48%) GSM
2 1 (0.48%) Junos
2 1 (0.48%) LTE
2 1 (0.48%) NGN
2 1 (0.48%) SDH
2 1 (0.48%) UMTS
2 1 (0.48%) VoIP
2 1 (0.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.73%) Hadoop
3 13 (6.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.35%) HBase
6 8 (3.86%) Big Data
6 8 (3.86%) NoSQL
7 7 (3.38%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.90%) Apache Hive
8 6 (2.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.90%) IBM InfoSphere
8 6 (2.90%) MySQL
8 6 (2.90%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.42%) DataStage
9 5 (2.42%) DB2
9 5 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.93%) Apache Accumulo
10 4 (1.93%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (1.45%) MS Access
11 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (9.66%) JIRA
2 19 (9.18%) Selenium
3 17 (8.21%) Git (software)
3 17 (8.21%) JUnit
4 15 (7.25%) Rational Team Concert
4 15 (7.25%) Visual Studio
5 13 (6.28%) Eclipse
6 10 (4.83%) WebDriver
7 9 (4.35%) Jenkins
7 9 (4.35%) SoapUI
7 9 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (3.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.90%) MSTest
9 6 (2.90%) NUnit
10 4 (1.93%) JMeter
10 4 (1.93%) WATIR
11 3 (1.45%) IntelliJ
11 3 (1.45%) Maven
11 3 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 61 (29.47%) Finance
2 19 (9.18%) Banking
3 13 (6.28%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.83%) Marketing
4 10 (4.83%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.35%) Aerospace
5 9 (4.35%) Electronics
6 6 (2.90%) Military
7 5 (2.42%) Retail
8 1 (0.48%) Billing
8 1 (0.48%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.48%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (35.27%) Developer
2 27 (13.04%) Analyst
3 26 (12.56%) Software Engineer
4 24 (11.59%) Java Developer
5 17 (8.21%) Project Manager
6 14 (6.76%) Architect
6 14 (6.76%) Business Analyst
7 10 (4.83%) C++ Software Engineer
7 10 (4.83%) Embedded Engineer
7 10 (4.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 10 (4.83%) Tester
8 9 (4.35%) C Software Engineer
8 9 (4.35%) Hadoop Developer
8 9 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.86%) C# Developer
9 8 (3.86%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 8 (3.86%) Embedded C Engineer
9 8 (3.86%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 8 (3.86%) Junior
9 8 (3.86%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.53%) .NET
2 26 (12.56%) REST
3 23 (11.11%) HTML
4 18 (8.70%) XML
5 16 (7.73%) Web Services
6 14 (6.76%) EJB
6 14 (6.76%) EJB 3.0
6 14 (6.76%) Hibernate
6 14 (6.76%) J2EE
6 14 (6.76%) JAXB
6 14 (6.76%) JPA
6 14 (6.76%) JSF
6 14 (6.76%) PrimeFaces
6 14 (6.76%) XSD
6 14 (6.76%) XSLT
7 12 (5.80%) .NET Framework
7 12 (5.80%) ASP.NET
7 12 (5.80%) Kafka
8 11 (5.31%) WPF
9 10 (4.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 42 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.93%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.48%) Frameworx
7 1 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.48%) Life Science
7 1 (0.48%) PMI
7 1 (0.48%) Robotics
7 1 (0.48%) TM Forum
7 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (22.22%) Windows
2 27 (13.04%) Linux
3 12 (5.80%) Unix
4 11 (5.31%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.48%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (64.25%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (24.64%) Software Engineering
3 36 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (15.94%) Scrum
5 30 (14.49%) Unit Testing
6 28 (13.53%) Test Automation
7 25 (12.08%) Project Management
7 25 (12.08%) Waterfall
8 23 (11.11%) Workflow
9 22 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (9.66%) Software Testing
11 19 (9.18%) Service Management
12 18 (8.70%) PRINCE2
12 18 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
13 17 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (7.73%) Business Analysis
15 15 (7.25%) Migration
15 15 (7.25%) Release Management
16 14 (6.76%) Coaching
16 14 (6.76%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 55 (26.57%) Java
2 44 (21.26%) SQL
3 39 (18.84%) C
4 29 (14.01%) C++
5 27 (13.04%) C#
6 23 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 21 (10.14%) Python
8 19 (9.18%) PowerShell
9 12 (5.80%) Embedded C
9 12 (5.80%) Embedded C++
9 12 (5.80%) Scala
9 12 (5.80%) T-SQL
10 9 (4.35%) VBScript
11 7 (3.38%) PHP
11 7 (3.38%) VC++
12 6 (2.90%) TypeScript
13 5 (2.42%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.42%) Ruby
14 4 (1.93%) Perl
14 4 (1.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (19.32%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.70%) DV Cleared
3 16 (7.73%) SC Cleared
4 14 (6.76%) ISEB
5 9 (4.35%) Degree
5 9 (4.35%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.45%) PMP
8 3 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.97%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.97%) CCNA
9 2 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.97%) MCSA
9 2 (0.97%) MCSE
9 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.97%) OCA
9 2 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.83%) QA
2 9 (4.35%) WCAG
3 7 (3.38%) Data Quality
3 7 (3.38%) PMO
4 4 (1.93%) GDPR
5 3 (1.45%) COBIT
6 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.48%) ARP4754
7 1 (0.48%) BS25999
7 1 (0.48%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.48%) DO-160
7 1 (0.48%) HAZOP
7 1 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.48%) MISRA
7 1 (0.48%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (0.97%) Docker
1 2 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.35%) WMI
2 6 (2.90%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (2.42%) Puppet
4 4 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.97%) PowerCLI
5 2 (0.97%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.48%) Ansible
6 1 (0.48%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (17.39%) Oracle
2 23 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.31%) SAP
4 9 (4.35%) Hortonworks
5 7 (3.38%) IBM
5 7 (3.38%) Teradata
6 5 (2.42%) Netezza
7 4 (1.93%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (1.93%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.45%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.97%) Cisco
9 2 (0.97%) Google
9 2 (0.97%) VMware
10 1 (0.48%) Juniper
10 1 (0.48%) Siebel
10 1 (0.48%) Sybase
10 1 (0.48%) Zend