Period
to 18 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 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)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 50 44
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6 +11
Contract jobs citing SDLC 16 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.35% 1.00% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.61% 1.34% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 12
Southampton median daily rate £358 £325 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.26% +17.20%
10th Percentile £278 £248 £315
90th Percentile £554 £420 £426
Hampshire median daily rate £365 £335 £370
% change year-on-year +8.96% -9.46% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Southampton median hourly rate £44.00 - £45.00
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -

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 Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 347 373 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 72.75% 74.30% 82.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 264 384
Southampton median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £273 £213 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 41
Southampton median hourly rate £44.56 £14.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.68% -49.11% +22.07%
10th Percentile £24.85 £10.85 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.35 £35.93 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £31.25
% change year-on-year +7.38% +19.20% +38.89%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Southampton

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Southampton

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Southampton over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Southampton

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Southampton

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

1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 5 (31.25%) Multithreading
3 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
3 5 (31.25%) Multithreaded Programming
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) Retail
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) QA
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Back Office
5 2 (12.50%) ISEB
5 2 (12.50%) SOAP
5 2 (12.50%) PHP
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Windows
5 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 2 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
1 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.25%) FishEye
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) NuGet
2 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (6.25%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) C# Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Applications Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C# Application Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Real Time Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Process Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) COM+
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile Computing
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) PMI
1 1 (6.25%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Multithreaded Programming
2 5 (31.25%) Multithreading
2 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
4 2 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (6.25%) Robotic Process Automation
5 1 (6.25%) SOLID
5 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) PHP
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) zsh
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Atlassian