Period
to 21 September 2020

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 21 September 2020 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
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 42 58
Rank change year-on-year +15 +16 -32
Contract jobs citing SDLC 5 15 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Southampton 2.33% 2.66% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 3.16% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 7
Median daily rate £425 £383 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.47% +35.71%
10th Percentile £363 £319 £385
90th Percentile £600 £580 £510
Hampshire median daily rate £460 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +5.14% -2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £51.25 £36.22 £45.00
% change year-on-year +41.52% -19.52% +12.50%

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 191 474 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 88.84% 84.19% 87.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 311 329
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £250 £310 £306
90th Percentile £625 £631 £575
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £436 £425
% change year-on-year +8.88% +2.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.40 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.25% +41.24% +12.07%
10th Percentile £12.86 £14.90 £11.17
90th Percentile £40.18 £53.75 £47.87
Median hourly rate £31.39 £35.07 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.48% +0.19% -

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Southampton

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SDLC in Southampton.

Daily rate trend for SDLC in Southampton

SDLC
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SDLC in Southampton over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SDLC in Southampton

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SDLC in Southampton.

Hourly rate trend for SDLC in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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 Southampton region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Azure
2 3 (60.00%) AWS
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Fintech
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Core
2 3 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (60.00%) Blazor
3 2 (40.00%) Robotic Process Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) Robotics
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript

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 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Azure
2 3 (60.00%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Principal Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (20.00%) UAT Manager
4 1 (20.00%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Core
2 3 (60.00%) Blazor
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (40.00%) Robotics
3 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (60.00%) Fintech
3 2 (40.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (40.00%) Robotic Process Automation
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (20.00%) Co-Creation
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle