Period
to 22 February 2020

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 22 February 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 60 42
Rank change year-on-year +10 -18 +24
Contract jobs citing SDLC 25 20 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.72% 1.97% 4.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.20% 2.31% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 48
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £519 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.69% +3.23% -18.42%
10th Percentile £390 £204 £298
90th Percentile £700 £595 £490
East of England median daily rate £525 £419 £388
% change year-on-year +25.37% +8.06% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% +10.68%

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 782 866 1,119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 85.19% 85.15% 87.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 468 551
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +5.96%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £258
90th Percentile £600 £625 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 78 106
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.38 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.04% -54.06% +48.84%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.04 £12.25
90th Percentile £49.00 £51.63 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £18.38 £33.50
% change year-on-year +4.76% -45.15% +1.52%

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 22 February 2020.

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 22 February 2020. 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 +11 24 £519 +29.69% 22
SDLC
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 14 (56.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (48.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) Java
4 9 (36.00%) Scrum
4 9 (36.00%) Jenkins
5 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (24.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (24.00%) Linux
6 6 (24.00%) TDD
6 6 (24.00%) Degree
6 6 (24.00%) QA
6 6 (24.00%) DevOps
6 6 (24.00%) SnapLogic
6 6 (24.00%) MuleSoft
6 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (20.00%) Spring Boot
7 5 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (20.00%) Anypoint
7 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
7 5 (20.00%) Python
7 5 (20.00%) JavaBeans
8 4 (16.00%) JUnit
8 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Go
8 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (12.00%) Microservices
9 3 (12.00%) Analytics

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 5 (20.00%) Anypoint
2 2 (8.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) AWS
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (12.00%) MySQL
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon Aurora
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (8.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (8.00%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.00%) Snowflake Schema
2 2 (8.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (36.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (16.00%) JUnit
5 3 (12.00%) Robot Framework
6 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (8.00%) Cypress.io
6 2 (8.00%) GoCD
6 2 (8.00%) JIRA
6 2 (8.00%) Selenium
6 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (4.00%) Artifactory
7 1 (4.00%) Gerrit
7 1 (4.00%) Moq
7 1 (4.00%) NUnit
7 1 (4.00%) ReSharper
7 1 (4.00%) SonarQube
7 1 (4.00%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (24.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (8.00%) Back Office
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) QA Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (12.00%) DevOps Automation Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) MuleSoft Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Manager
5 2 (8.00%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Senior QA Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) WPF Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) ERP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) JavaBeans
1 5 (20.00%) Spring Boot
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (12.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (12.00%) WPF
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 2 (8.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (8.00%) WCF
4 1 (4.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (12.00%) Virtual Team
4 2 (8.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (8.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.00%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (4.00%) Replication
5 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (48.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (36.00%) Scrum
3 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (24.00%) DevOps
4 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (24.00%) TDD
5 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) Analytics
6 3 (12.00%) API Design
6 3 (12.00%) ETL
6 3 (12.00%) High Availability
6 3 (12.00%) Information Management
6 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.00%) Microservices
6 3 (12.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) Technical Leadership
6 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Java
2 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 5 (20.00%) Python
3 4 (16.00%) Go
4 3 (12.00%) C#
5 2 (8.00%) XAML
6 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
1 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
1 1 (4.00%) Grafana
1 1 (4.00%) Kibana
1 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) MuleSoft
1 6 (24.00%) SnapLogic
2 3 (12.00%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) Talend
4 1 (4.00%) Coverity