Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 67 84
Rank change year-on-year +3 +17 +18
Contract jobs citing SDLC 165 171 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.11% 3.10% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 3.72% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 105 97
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.74%
10th Percentile £263 £307 £288
90th Percentile £563 £525 £581
England median daily rate £475 £475 £443
% change year-on-year - +7.34% +4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 7
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £47.50 £46.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.05% +2.81% -1.70%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -14.89%

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 4,434 4,594 4,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 83.44% 83.32% 80.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,677 2,948 3,227
South West median daily rate £413 £396 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.60% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £251
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 206 246
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +1.92% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £51.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.86 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.49% +4.67% +13.10%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -4 46 £375 -3.23% 31
Gloucestershire +8 42 £500 +25.00% 14
Devon +2 24 £375 -16.67% 2
Dorset +9 19 £425 -14.14% 11
Wiltshire -14 16 £313 -13.79% 13
Somerset +1 10 £375 -11.76% 5
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 110 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (27.27%) Java
2 45 (27.27%) Finance
3 39 (23.64%) Software Engineering
3 39 (23.64%) SQL
4 34 (20.61%) Windows
5 31 (18.79%) Oracle
6 30 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (16.97%) Test Automation
7 28 (16.97%) Linux
8 27 (16.36%) Security Cleared
9 25 (15.15%) C
9 25 (15.15%) Banking
9 25 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (13.94%) Unit Testing
11 22 (13.33%) Waterfall
11 22 (13.33%) Scrum
11 22 (13.33%) C#
11 22 (13.33%) .NET
11 22 (13.33%) SQL Server
11 22 (13.33%) Project Management
12 21 (12.73%) Service Management
12 21 (12.73%) C++
12 21 (12.73%) Python
12 21 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (12.12%) JavaScript
14 19 (11.52%) HTML
14 19 (11.52%) Unix
15 18 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (10.30%) Selenium

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 10 (6.06%) Apache Spark
2 8 (4.85%) JBoss
3 7 (4.24%) CMS
3 7 (4.24%) Confluence
3 7 (4.24%) Drupal
4 4 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (2.42%) SAS
5 2 (1.21%) Apache
5 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.61%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.64%) SaaS
2 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.42%) Office 365
3 3 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.21%) G Suite
4 2 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.61%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.61%) FinancialForce
5 1 (0.61%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.42%) Firewall
2 2 (1.21%) DNS
2 2 (1.21%) HTTP
2 2 (1.21%) SSL
3 1 (0.61%) DWDM
3 1 (0.61%) GSM
3 1 (0.61%) Internet
3 1 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.61%) Junos
3 1 (0.61%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.61%) LTE
3 1 (0.61%) Network Security
3 1 (0.61%) NGN
3 1 (0.61%) SDH
3 1 (0.61%) SMS
3 1 (0.61%) UMTS
3 1 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (7.27%) Hadoop
2 12 (7.27%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.85%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.64%) Big Data
5 6 (3.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.64%) HBase
5 6 (3.64%) IBM InfoSphere
5 6 (3.64%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.03%) DataStage
6 5 (3.03%) DB2
7 4 (2.42%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.42%) MySQL
8 3 (1.82%) Apache Accumulo
8 3 (1.82%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.82%) QualityStage
9 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (10.30%) Selenium
2 13 (7.88%) Git (software)
3 12 (7.27%) JIRA
3 12 (7.27%) Visual Studio
4 10 (6.06%) Eclipse
4 10 (6.06%) JUnit
5 9 (5.45%) Rational Team Concert
6 8 (4.85%) Jenkins
6 8 (4.85%) WebDriver
7 7 (4.24%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.03%) JMeter
9 4 (2.42%) MSTest
10 3 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.82%) WATIR
11 2 (1.21%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.21%) Maven
11 2 (1.21%) NUnit
11 2 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (1.21%) WebPagetest
General
1 45 (27.27%) Finance
2 25 (15.15%) Banking
3 7 (4.24%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.64%) Aerospace
4 6 (3.64%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.64%) Military
4 6 (3.64%) Retail
5 4 (2.42%) Marketing
6 3 (1.82%) Electronics
7 2 (1.21%) Back Office
7 2 (1.21%) Front Office
8 1 (0.61%) Automotive
8 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (36.36%) Developer
2 22 (13.33%) Analyst
3 20 (12.12%) Software Engineer
4 17 (10.30%) Java Developer
5 14 (8.48%) Business Analyst
5 14 (8.48%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.67%) Architect
7 9 (5.45%) Embedded Engineer
8 8 (4.85%) C Software Engineer
8 8 (4.85%) C++ Software Engineer
8 8 (4.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 8 (4.85%) Junior
8 8 (4.85%) Tester
9 7 (4.24%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) Embedded C Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) Unix Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Hadoop Developer
10 6 (3.64%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.33%) .NET
2 19 (11.52%) HTML
3 15 (9.09%) XML
4 13 (7.88%) ASP.NET
5 12 (7.27%) CSS
6 11 (6.67%) Web Services
7 10 (6.06%) REST
7 10 (6.06%) WPF
8 9 (5.45%) Kafka
9 8 (4.85%) EJB
9 8 (4.85%) EJB 3.0
9 8 (4.85%) Hibernate
9 8 (4.85%) J2EE
9 8 (4.85%) JAXB
9 8 (4.85%) JPA
9 8 (4.85%) jQuery
9 8 (4.85%) JSF
9 8 (4.85%) PrimeFaces
9 8 (4.85%) XSD
9 8 (4.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.42%) Linked Data
5 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.21%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.21%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.21%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.21%) Robotics
5 2 (1.21%) User Experience
6 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.61%) Frameworx
6 1 (0.61%) Life Science
6 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.61%) PKI
6 1 (0.61%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.61%) Windows
2 28 (16.97%) Linux
3 19 (11.52%) Unix
4 6 (3.64%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.61%) Android
5 1 (0.61%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (23.64%) Software Engineering
3 28 (16.97%) Test Automation
4 25 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (13.94%) Unit Testing
6 22 (13.33%) Project Management
6 22 (13.33%) Scrum
6 22 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 21 (12.73%) Service Management
7 21 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (9.70%) PRINCE2
10 15 (9.09%) ITIL
10 15 (9.09%) Migration
10 15 (9.09%) Workflow
11 14 (8.48%) Business Analysis
11 14 (8.48%) Software Testing
12 12 (7.27%) Coaching
12 12 (7.27%) Requirements Analysis
12 12 (7.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 45 (27.27%) Java
2 39 (23.64%) SQL
3 25 (15.15%) C
4 22 (13.33%) C#
5 21 (12.73%) C++
5 21 (12.73%) Python
6 20 (12.12%) JavaScript
7 11 (6.67%) PowerShell
8 10 (6.06%) Embedded C
8 10 (6.06%) Embedded C++
9 9 (5.45%) Scala
10 8 (4.85%) T-SQL
11 7 (4.24%) VBScript
11 7 (4.24%) VC++
12 5 (3.03%) PHP
12 5 (3.03%) Ruby
13 4 (2.42%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.42%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.82%) Perl
14 3 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.27%) ISEB
3 11 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.85%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.24%) ISTQB
6 6 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.42%) PMP
8 3 (1.82%) Degree
9 2 (1.21%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.21%) CISM
9 2 (1.21%) CISSP
9 2 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.21%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.61%) CRISC
10 1 (0.61%) IIBA
10 1 (0.61%) OSCP
10 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.61%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.67%) QA
2 7 (4.24%) WCAG
3 6 (3.64%) Data Quality
3 6 (3.64%) PMO
4 5 (3.03%) GDPR
5 4 (2.42%) COBIT
6 3 (1.82%) PCI DSS
7 2 (1.21%) GCP
7 2 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.61%) ARP4754
8 1 (0.61%) Basel II
8 1 (0.61%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.61%) HAZOP
8 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.61%) MISRA
8 1 (0.61%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.61%) Docker
1 1 (0.61%) Firmware
1 1 (0.61%) IAG
Systems Management
1 7 (4.24%) Single Sign-On
1 7 (4.24%) WMI
2 3 (1.82%) Puppet
3 2 (1.21%) Nagios
3 2 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.21%) Opsview
Vendors
1 31 (18.79%) Oracle
2 11 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.24%) IBM
3 7 (4.24%) Teradata
4 6 (3.64%) Hortonworks
5 5 (3.03%) Netezza
5 5 (3.03%) SAP
5 5 (3.03%) Talend
6 4 (2.42%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.82%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (1.21%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.21%) Google
9 1 (0.61%) Juniper
9 1 (0.61%) Zend