The table below looks at the statistics for SDLC skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDLC over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
Rank 75 63 70
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing SDLC 1341 1556 1415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.95% 3.04% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 3.67% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1039 912
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £375 £389
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 16
Median hourly rate £42.50 £46.20 £32.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +41.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £38.70 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £65.01 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £46.20 £32.10
% change year-on-year
-6.92% +43.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37677 42341 41624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.81% 82.72% 79.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 25060 27689 26256
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 944 1155 1112
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

SDLC
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SDLC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SDLC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SDLC
Daily Rate Trend

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

SDLC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SDLC
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SDLC within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

SDLC Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SDLC
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SDLC Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SDLC
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SDLC within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

SDLC Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SDLC
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 1253 £463 +8.82% 534
London -1 628 £500 - 188
South East +26 263 £450 +18.42% 76
Surrey +42 85 £425 -1.73% 5
City of London -40 83 £481 -8.33% 39
South West -16 70 £400 +6.66% 54
North West -17 69 £400 +7.38% 64
Yorkshire +10 65 £400 +6.66% 47
Scotland -12 61 £350 -6.66% 32
Berkshire +3 52 £438 +1.15% 14
East of England -6 50 £393 -11.54% 40
East Midlands -10 45 £370 +5.71% 28
West Midlands -12 44 £425 -1.16% 31
West Yorkshire +5 42 £385 +2.66% 31
West Sussex +25 40 £468 +10.00% 5
Hampshire -7 37 £450 +38.46% 22
Manchester -9 36 £423 +20.71% 37
Leeds -4 31 £385 +2.66% 23
Redhill +12 29 £450 +1.98% 1
Gloucestershire +12 24 £475 - 7
Glasgow -7 24 £375 - 13
Gatwick - 24 £468 -
Buckinghamshire -11 23 £375 +2.73% 9
Bristol -7 19 £325 -13.33% 26
Edinburgh -9 19 £375 +3.44% 14
Birmingham +4 18 £480 +3.11% 14
Essex -2 17 £350 -12.50% 2
Nottinghamshire -11 17 £365 +8.95% 12
Reading +12 16 £438 +1.15% 4
Nottingham -5 16 £365 +6.56% 7

SDLC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 with a requirement for SDLC.

1 1471 (54.99%) Agile Software Development
2 721 (26.95%) SQL
3 710 (26.54%) Finance
4 689 (25.76%) Java
5 507 (18.95%) Scrum
6 490 (18.32%) Oracle
7 482 (18.02%) JavaScript
8 418 (15.63%) .NET
9 382 (14.28%) C#
10 369 (13.79%) Project Management
11 359 (13.42%) Waterfall
12 334 (12.49%) TDD
13 333 (12.45%) HTML
14 325 (12.15%) Banking
15 320 (11.96%) XML
16 315 (11.78%) Web Services
16 315 (11.78%) Microsoft
17 298 (11.14%) Linux
17 298 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
18 293 (10.95%) SQL Server
19 288 (10.77%) Windows
20 287 (10.73%) QA
21 284 (10.62%) Python
22 283 (10.58%) Business Analysis
23 273 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
24 267 (9.98%) Software Engineering
25 266 (9.94%) CSS
26 262 (9.79%) Degree
27 257 (9.61%) OO
28 256 (9.57%) Unix

SDLC
Top Related IT Skills 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 83 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 75 (2.80%) CMS
2 75 (2.80%) WebLogic
3 74 (2.77%) Confluence
4 69 (2.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 64 (2.39%) Tomcat
6 55 (2.06%) JBoss
7 49 (1.83%) Apache
8 46 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
9 41 (1.53%) IIS
10 34 (1.27%) nginx
11 31 (1.16%) Skype for Business
11 31 (1.16%) WebSphere
12 26 (0.97%) Apache Spark
13 22 (0.82%) Umbraco
14 20 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
15 18 (0.67%) GeoServer
16 17 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
17 16 (0.60%) Mule ESB
18 15 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 188 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 72 (2.69%) MS Office
3 66 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 41 (1.53%) MS Project
5 39 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.11%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.075%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 61 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (0.67%) ION MarketView
4 12 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 12 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
7 6 (0.22%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.22%) thinkFolio
8 4 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.075%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 105 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (2.13%) SaaS
4 34 (1.27%) Office 365
5 28 (1.05%) GitHub
6 22 (0.82%) Yammer
7 20 (0.75%) IaaS
8 16 (0.60%) PaaS
9 9 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (0.34%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.30%) Force.com
11 6 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.22%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.19%) Route 53
13 4 (0.15%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 49 (1.83%) Firewall
2 48 (1.79%) HTTP
3 36 (1.35%) Internet
4 30 (1.12%) SSL
5 29 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.60%) DNS
7 15 (0.56%) HTTPS
8 13 (0.49%) LDAP
9 12 (0.45%) LAN
10 11 (0.41%) FTP
10 11 (0.41%) Network Security
11 9 (0.34%) Intranet
11 9 (0.34%) Kerberos
12 8 (0.30%) VPN
12 8 (0.30%) Wireless
13 7 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (0.26%) SNMP
13 7 (0.26%) Unified Communications
13 7 (0.26%) WAN
13 7 (0.26%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 206 (7.70%) Relational Database
3 170 (6.36%) Oracle Database
4 120 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
5 100 (3.74%) NoSQL
6 78 (2.92%) Big Data
7 76 (2.84%) RDBMS
8 72 (2.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 70 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 63 (2.36%) MySQL
11 57 (2.13%) MongoDB
11 57 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
11 57 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
12 55 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 47 (1.76%) Hadoop
14 45 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
15 38 (1.42%) DB2
16 31 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
17 30 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
18 29 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 235 (8.79%) JIRA
2 184 (6.88%) Git (software)
3 169 (6.32%) Jenkins
4 149 (5.57%) Selenium
5 107 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 101 (3.78%) Subversion
7 95 (3.55%) Maven
8 90 (3.36%) Cucumber
9 71 (2.65%) Visual Studio
10 59 (2.21%) JUnit
11 44 (1.64%) TeamCity
12 42 (1.57%) NUnit
13 38 (1.42%) Eclipse
14 33 (1.23%) Gradle
15 32 (1.20%) SoapUI
15 32 (1.20%) WebDriver
16 28 (1.05%) Mockito
17 26 (0.97%) JMeter
18 23 (0.86%) Ant
18 23 (0.86%) Jasmine
General
1 710 (26.54%) Finance
2 325 (12.15%) Banking
3 131 (4.90%) Investment Banking
4 123 (4.60%) Retail
5 122 (4.56%) Front Office
6 61 (2.28%) Marketing
7 51 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 40 (1.50%) Advertising
9 35 (1.31%) Publishing
10 31 (1.16%) Back Office
11 25 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 24 (0.90%) Billing
12 24 (0.90%) Legal
13 23 (0.86%) Military
14 19 (0.71%) Law
14 19 (0.71%) Manufacturing
15 17 (0.64%) Electronics
15 17 (0.64%) Games
16 14 (0.52%) Automotive
16 14 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 939 (35.10%) Developer
2 524 (19.59%) Analyst
3 294 (10.99%) Business Analyst
4 271 (10.13%) Java Developer
5 229 (8.56%) Project Manager
6 222 (8.30%) Architect
7 147 (5.50%) .NET Developer
8 119 (4.45%) C# Developer
9 107 (4.00%) Senior Developer
10 100 (3.74%) Consultant
11 93 (3.48%) JavaScript Developer
12 89 (3.33%) Tester
13 85 (3.18%) Agile Developer
14 84 (3.14%) SQL Developer
14 84 (3.14%) Systems Analyst
15 77 (2.88%) Software Engineer
16 76 (2.84%) C++ Developer
17 74 (2.77%) Test Analyst
18 69 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
19 65 (2.43%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 418 (15.63%) .NET
2 333 (12.45%) HTML
3 320 (11.96%) XML
4 315 (11.78%) Web Services
5 266 (9.94%) CSS
6 184 (6.88%) Spring
7 175 (6.54%) AngularJS
8 148 (5.53%) REST
9 147 (5.50%) SOAP
10 146 (5.46%) HTML5
11 127 (4.75%) jQuery
12 111 (4.15%) Hibernate
13 104 (3.89%) ASP.NET
14 101 (3.78%) .NET Framework
15 86 (3.21%) RESTful
16 82 (3.07%) CSS3
17 75 (2.80%) JSON
18 68 (2.54%) XSLT
19 67 (2.50%) Middleware
20 66 (2.47%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 298 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 95 (3.55%) Fixed Income
4 90 (3.36%) User Experience
5 73 (2.73%) Equities
5 73 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 70 (2.62%) Data Centre
7 61 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 52 (1.94%) Derivative
9 49 (1.83%) Data Structures
10 47 (1.76%) Mobile App
11 42 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
12 35 (1.31%) Virtual Team
13 31 (1.16%) Client/Server
13 31 (1.16%) Fintech
14 28 (1.05%) Reference Data
15 25 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
16 23 (0.86%) Algorithms
17 21 (0.79%) Market Risk
18 20 (0.75%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 298 (11.14%) Linux
2 288 (10.77%) Windows
3 256 (9.57%) Unix
4 58 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 39 (1.46%) AIX
6 25 (0.93%) Android
7 20 (0.75%) Apple iOS
8 19 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (0.64%) CentOS
10 13 (0.49%) Solaris
11 12 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.41%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (0.22%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.22%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.11%) SUSE
15 3 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1471 (54.99%) Agile Software Development
2 507 (18.95%) Scrum
3 369 (13.79%) Project Management
4 359 (13.42%) Waterfall
5 334 (12.49%) TDD
6 283 (10.58%) Business Analysis
7 273 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 267 (9.98%) Software Engineering
9 257 (9.61%) OO
10 256 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
11 194 (7.25%) BDD
12 185 (6.92%) PRINCE2
13 183 (6.84%) SOA
14 180 (6.73%) DevOps
15 179 (6.69%) ITIL
16 169 (6.32%) Configuration Management
16 169 (6.32%) Migration
17 160 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
18 141 (5.27%) User Acceptance Testing
19 139 (5.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 721 (26.95%) SQL
2 689 (25.76%) Java
3 482 (18.02%) JavaScript
4 382 (14.28%) C#
5 284 (10.62%) Python
6 179 (6.69%) C++
7 139 (5.20%) C
8 121 (4.52%) PL/SQL
9 106 (3.96%) Perl
10 80 (2.99%) T-SQL
11 79 (2.95%) Shell Script
12 74 (2.77%) PHP
13 60 (2.24%) Ruby
14 41 (1.53%) Bash Shell
15 40 (1.50%) VB
15 40 (1.50%) VB.NET
16 36 (1.35%) Scala
17 29 (1.08%) TypeScript
18 26 (0.97%) PowerShell
19 17 (0.64%) ES6
Qualifications
1 262 (9.79%) Degree
2 168 (6.28%) Security Cleared
3 122 (4.56%) ISEB
4 85 (3.18%) SC Cleared
5 75 (2.80%) ISTQB
6 61 (2.28%) PMI Certification
7 56 (2.09%) DV Cleared
7 56 (2.09%) PMP
8 43 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 34 (1.27%) CISSP
10 24 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 24 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 17 (0.64%) CLAS
12 15 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (0.52%) Sun Certification
14 13 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (0.34%) CISM
17 8 (0.30%) SANS
18 6 (0.22%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (10.73%) QA
2 51 (1.91%) MiFID
3 44 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 39 (1.46%) PMO
5 25 (0.93%) SLA
6 22 (0.82%) EMIR
7 20 (0.75%) Dodd-Frank
8 19 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (0.49%) COBIT
9 13 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
10 11 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.37%) FATCA
11 10 (0.37%) SEPA
12 9 (0.34%) PCI DSS
13 7 (0.26%) Basel II
14 5 (0.19%) ISO 9000
15 4 (0.15%) Basel III
15 4 (0.15%) ISO20022
15 4 (0.15%) PMBOK
15 4 (0.15%) SDET
System Software
1 68 (2.54%) Docker
2 54 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.30%) HDFS
6 6 (0.22%) NFS
7 5 (0.19%) KVM
7 5 (0.19%) vSphere
7 5 (0.19%) Xen
8 4 (0.15%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.11%) Samba
9 3 (0.11%) Squid
9 3 (0.11%) XenApp
10 2 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.075%) LXC
10 2 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.075%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.037%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 68 (2.54%) Puppet
2 61 (2.28%) Ansible
3 42 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (0.56%) SCCM
6 11 (0.41%) Nagios
7 8 (0.30%) Salt
8 7 (0.26%) Kibana
8 7 (0.26%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.26%) logstash
9 6 (0.22%) Control-M
9 6 (0.22%) Graphite
10 5 (0.19%) ArcSight ESM
10 5 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.19%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.19%) QRadar
10 5 (0.19%) Terraform
10 5 (0.19%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.19%) vRealize
10 5 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 490 (18.32%) Oracle
2 315 (11.78%) Microsoft
3 85 (3.18%) SAP
4 63 (2.36%) ServiceNow
5 51 (1.91%) HP
6 50 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
7 42 (1.57%) Sybase
8 40 (1.50%) VMware
9 39 (1.46%) IBM
10 29 (1.08%) Red Hat
11 28 (1.05%) TIBCO
12 24 (0.90%) Sitecore
12 24 (0.90%) Splunk
13 23 (0.86%) Google
14 22 (0.82%) Adobe
14 22 (0.82%) Infor
15 21 (0.79%) ATG
15 21 (0.79%) Atlassian
15 21 (0.79%) ION Trading
16 20 (0.75%) Teradata
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