Period
to 21 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 November 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 42 63
Rank change year-on-year -23 +21 +34
Contract jobs citing SDLC 19 63 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.62% 4.40% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 5.23% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 72 12
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £448 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.45% -19.44% +111.76%
10th Percentile £369 £300 £425
90th Percentile £576 £475 £525
East of England median daily rate £430 £365 £425
% change year-on-year +17.81% -14.12% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £33.75 £42.50 £41.25
90th Percentile £41.25 £47.50 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.14
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.68% -3.63%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,001 1,205 930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 85.26% 84.15% 83.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 606 440
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -2.60%
10th Percentile £264 £222 £213
90th Percentile £588 £538 £550
East of England median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 118 90
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £22.75 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +4.00% +108.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.03 £13.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.20 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.99 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -40.05% -3.23% +29.84%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Cambridgeshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Cambridgeshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Cambridgeshire

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Cambridgeshire

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Cambridge -9 17 £450 +24.14% 20
Peterborough -16 1 - - 4
SDLC
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Over-the-Top Content
3 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
4 4 (21.05%) Validation
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) Python
5 3 (15.79%) Java
5 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
5 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.53%) JIRA
6 2 (10.53%) REST
6 2 (10.53%) Security Testing
6 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
6 2 (10.53%) Bioinformatics
6 2 (10.53%) Web Development
6 2 (10.53%) Life Science
6 2 (10.53%) QA
6 2 (10.53%) Selenium
6 2 (10.53%) SQL
6 2 (10.53%) DNA
6 2 (10.53%) Web Services
6 2 (10.53%) OOP
6 2 (10.53%) OO
6 2 (10.53%) Code Coverage
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (5.26%) ERP

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (5.26%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) Hudson
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Trac
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Project Manager
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Technical Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Technical Project Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Python Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Java Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
1 2 (10.53%) REST
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Core
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Over-the-Top Content
2 2 (10.53%) Life Science
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Biotechnology
3 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Scrum
3 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
3 4 (21.05%) Validation
4 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Bioinformatics
5 2 (10.53%) Code Coverage
5 2 (10.53%) DNA
5 2 (10.53%) OO
5 2 (10.53%) OOP
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Security Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Web Development
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) Content Management
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
6 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Python
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.26%) RPG
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (5.26%) ARP4754
2 1 (5.26%) GAMP
2 1 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Nokia