Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 57 43
Rank change year-on-year -9 -14 +55
Contract jobs citing SDLC 18 30 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.60% 2.48% 3.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 3.03% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 37 28
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £388 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -17.65% +29.77%
10th Percentile £340 £300 £350
90th Percentile £432 £470 £538
East of England median daily rate £431 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +18.97% -9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £24.25 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.33% -11.76% +70.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £36.25 £41.25
90th Percentile £38.28 £38.75 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -4.00%

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 966 990 972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 86.02% 81.95% 82.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 500 544
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £205 £243
90th Percentile £575 £515 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 117 68
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £33.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.76% -10.67% +167.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £11.29
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
% change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +13.57%

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 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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SDLC in Cambridgeshire

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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 20 August 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 -4 11 £420 +15.86% 25
Peterborough -17 5 £388 +26.53% 4
SDLC
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (38.89%) QA
4 6 (33.33%) .NET
4 6 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 5 (27.78%) User Stories
5 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
5 5 (27.78%) API Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (27.78%) Scrum
5 5 (27.78%) CSS
5 5 (27.78%) C#
5 5 (27.78%) HTML
5 5 (27.78%) Java
5 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
5 5 (27.78%) Web Development
6 4 (22.22%) JSON
6 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (22.22%) CentOS
6 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 4 (22.22%) MySQL
6 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (22.22%) Validation
6 4 (22.22%) npm
6 4 (22.22%) Protractor
6 4 (22.22%) RESTful
6 4 (22.22%) HTML5

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 (5.56%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MySQL
1 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 4 (22.22%) Jasmine
1 4 (22.22%) Protractor
2 3 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Trac
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Test Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Developer in Test
6 1 (5.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Mid-Level Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior UAT Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Software Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) .NET
1 6 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 5 (27.78%) CSS
2 5 (27.78%) HTML
3 4 (22.22%) CSS3
3 4 (22.22%) D3.js
3 4 (22.22%) HTML5
3 4 (22.22%) JSON
3 4 (22.22%) Node.js
3 4 (22.22%) RESTful
4 3 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (11.11%) REST
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
6 1 (5.56%) Play Framework
6 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) CentOS
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) Acceptance Criteria
3 5 (27.78%) API Testing
3 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
3 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) User Stories
3 5 (27.78%) Web Development
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Validation
5 3 (16.67%) Code Coverage
5 3 (16.67%) OO
5 3 (16.67%) OOP
5 3 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Content Management
6 1 (5.56%) Decision-Making
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) C#
1 5 (27.78%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) Scala
3 1 (5.56%) Tcl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) ARP4754
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle