Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 16 December 2017 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 57 67
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 -15
Contract jobs citing SDLC 37 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.79% 2.52% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.35% 2.93% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 32
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -4.65%
10th Percentile £261 £288 £363
90th Percentile £533 £460 £549
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £41.88 £38.50
% change year-on-year -2.09% +8.77% -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1105 1162 1773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.33% 86.01% 84.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 832 1198
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.17 £20.14 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.72% +13.35% -3.95%
10th Percentile £9.68 £13.00 £12.74
90th Percentile £36.75 £42.48 £34.25
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £29.71
% change year-on-year - -15.85% +65.06%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Cheshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Cheshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Cheshire

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Cheshire

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. 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
Chester +4 9 £450 +5.88%
Knutsford -8 8 £400 -5.88% 5
Warrington +13 5 £488 +25.81% 5
Crewe -23 2 £475 - 2
SDLC
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (54.05%) Finance
3 14 (37.84%) Banking
4 10 (27.03%) Oracle
4 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (27.03%) Waterfall
5 9 (24.32%) SQL
6 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
6 8 (21.62%) Java
6 8 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (18.92%) Spring
8 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
8 6 (16.22%) jQuery
8 6 (16.22%) Scrum
8 6 (16.22%) Asset Management
8 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
8 6 (16.22%) Web Services
8 6 (16.22%) J2EE
8 6 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
8 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
8 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
9 5 (13.51%) Gradle
9 5 (13.51%) Data Modelling
9 5 (13.51%) JUnit
9 5 (13.51%) Hibernate
9 5 (13.51%) JIRA
9 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
9 5 (13.51%) Ajax
10 4 (10.81%) TDD

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (8.11%) Confluence
2 2 (5.41%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.70%) SAS
3 1 (2.70%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.81%) RDBMS
4 3 (8.11%) Big Data
4 3 (8.11%) DataStage
4 3 (8.11%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.41%) Apache Hive
5 2 (5.41%) Hadoop
5 2 (5.41%) MariaDB
5 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.70%) DB2
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.70%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.51%) Gradle
2 5 (13.51%) JIRA
2 5 (13.51%) JUnit
3 4 (10.81%) JProfiler
4 3 (8.11%) Bitbucket
4 3 (8.11%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.41%) Maven
6 1 (2.70%) Burp Suite
6 1 (2.70%) FxCop
6 1 (2.70%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.70%) JMeter
6 1 (2.70%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.70%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.70%) Selenium
6 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.70%) Subversion
6 1 (2.70%) T4 Templates
6 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 14 (37.84%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Business Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Java Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) DataStage Developer
4 3 (8.11%) DBA
4 3 (8.11%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Big Data Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Business Development Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Development Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Hadoop Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Spring
2 6 (16.22%) J2EE
2 6 (16.22%) jQuery
2 6 (16.22%) Web Services
3 5 (13.51%) Ajax
3 5 (13.51%) Hibernate
4 4 (10.81%) JPA
4 4 (10.81%) JSON
5 3 (8.11%) XSLT
6 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.41%) CSS
6 2 (5.41%) CSS3
6 2 (5.41%) HTML
6 2 (5.41%) Middleware
6 2 (5.41%) REST
6 2 (5.41%) Servlets
6 2 (5.41%) SOAP
6 2 (5.41%) XML
7 1 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Data Structures
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) User Experience
3 2 (5.41%) RIA
3 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.70%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.70%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (27.03%) Waterfall
3 8 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (16.22%) Asset Management
4 6 (16.22%) Scrum
4 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
4 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
5 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
5 5 (13.51%) Data Modelling
6 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (10.81%) DevOps
6 4 (10.81%) ETL
6 4 (10.81%) ITIL
6 4 (10.81%) Kanban
6 4 (10.81%) SOA
6 4 (10.81%) TDD
6 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Logical Data Model
7 3 (8.11%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 8 (21.62%) Java
3 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SEPA
2 1 (2.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (5.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.70%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (2.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle
2 4 (10.81%) IBM
3 3 (8.11%) Perforce
4 2 (5.41%) Ab Initio
4 2 (5.41%) Capita
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.70%) Cadence