Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 July 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 57 69
Rank change year-on-year +20 +12 -36
Contract jobs citing SDLC 67 34 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.92% 2.74% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.73% 3.25% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 30
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £363 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -13.43% +4.56%
10th Percentile £273 £288 £322
90th Percentile £500 £575 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £356 £394
% change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £11.23 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -82.04% -
North West median hourly rate £39.38 £42.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +7.69% +5.41%

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 1,169 1,046 1,602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.83% 84.22% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 733 1,095
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 48 39
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +71.43% -4.19%
10th Percentile £11.06 £12.13 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.38 £51.50 £44.95
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £36.74 £27.00
% change year-on-year -31.95% +36.06% +0.63%

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 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
Knutsford +11 27 £363 -23.68% 2
Chester 0 12 £375 +25.00% 7
Warrington +4 7 £475 +31.03% 2
Crewe - 7 £350 - 4
Macclesfield - 1 - -
SDLC
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 37 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.81%) Finance
3 19 (28.36%) Waterfall
4 17 (25.37%) Risk Management
4 17 (25.37%) Java
5 16 (23.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (23.88%) Banking
6 13 (19.40%) Project Management
7 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
7 12 (17.91%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (16.42%) Oracle
8 11 (16.42%) Unix
8 11 (16.42%) Windows
8 11 (16.42%) Linux
9 10 (14.93%) XML
9 10 (14.93%) Middleware
9 10 (14.93%) Change Management
9 10 (14.93%) JIRA
9 10 (14.93%) Test Strategy
10 9 (13.43%) Wealth Management
10 9 (13.43%) Investment Banking
10 9 (13.43%) Project Planning
10 9 (13.43%) Law
10 9 (13.43%) Scrum
11 8 (11.94%) SQL
11 8 (11.94%) .NET
11 8 (11.94%) RUP
11 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
11 8 (11.94%) PMI
11 8 (11.94%) PMI Certification

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 4 (5.97%) Confluence
2 3 (4.48%) OpenStack
2 3 (4.48%) SAS
3 1 (1.49%) Apache
3 1 (1.49%) IIS
3 1 (1.49%) JBoss
3 1 (1.49%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.49%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) BrowserStack
2 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.48%) Amazon S3
2 3 (4.48%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.49%) npm
3 1 (1.49%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.49%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) Intranet
2 1 (1.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.48%) DataStage
2 3 (4.48%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.49%) GIS
3 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (14.93%) JIRA
2 6 (8.96%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.96%) SoapUI
3 5 (7.46%) Cucumber
3 5 (7.46%) Selenium
4 4 (5.97%) Bitbucket
5 3 (4.48%) ER Studio
5 3 (4.48%) JUnit
5 3 (4.48%) Maven
5 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.48%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.99%) Gradle
6 2 (2.99%) Grunt
6 2 (2.99%) gulp
6 2 (2.99%) IntelliJ
6 2 (2.99%) JProfiler
6 2 (2.99%) Rational Rose
6 2 (2.99%) Toad
General
1 26 (38.81%) Finance
2 16 (23.88%) Banking
3 9 (13.43%) Investment Banking
3 9 (13.43%) Law
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Local Government
4 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Developer
2 9 (13.43%) Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) Delivery Manager
4 7 (10.45%) Business Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (8.96%) Architect
5 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
5 6 (8.96%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Designer
7 4 (5.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Tester
8 3 (4.48%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) J2EE Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Release Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) Middleware
1 10 (14.93%) XML
2 8 (11.94%) .NET
3 7 (10.45%) HTML
3 7 (10.45%) jQuery
3 7 (10.45%) JSON
3 7 (10.45%) Spring
3 7 (10.45%) Web Services
4 6 (8.96%) CSS
5 5 (7.46%) .NET Framework
5 5 (7.46%) AngularJS
5 5 (7.46%) Hibernate
5 5 (7.46%) HTML5
5 5 (7.46%) REST
5 5 (7.46%) SOAP
6 3 (4.48%) Ajax
6 3 (4.48%) Express
6 3 (4.48%) J2EE
6 3 (4.48%) Spring Boot
6 3 (4.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) PMI
2 6 (8.96%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.97%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.97%) User Experience
5 2 (2.99%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.99%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.49%) DataPower
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.49%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Linux
1 11 (16.42%) Unix
1 11 (16.42%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.36%) Waterfall
3 17 (25.37%) Risk Management
4 16 (23.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (19.40%) Project Management
6 12 (17.91%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (14.93%) Change Management
7 10 (14.93%) Test Strategy
8 9 (13.43%) Project Planning
8 9 (13.43%) Scrum
8 9 (13.43%) Wealth Management
9 8 (11.94%) BDD
9 8 (11.94%) RUP
9 8 (11.94%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (10.45%) ITIL
10 7 (10.45%) PRINCE
10 7 (10.45%) Programme Management
10 7 (10.45%) Supplier Management
10 7 (10.45%) Test Automation
11 6 (8.96%) UML
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.37%) Java
2 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.94%) SQL
4 5 (7.46%) Java 8
5 4 (5.97%) C
5 4 (5.97%) TypeScript
6 3 (4.48%) C#
6 3 (4.48%) C++
6 3 (4.48%) Go
6 3 (4.48%) Groovy
6 3 (4.48%) Python
6 3 (4.48%) Ruby
7 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.99%) VB
8 1 (1.49%) ES6
8 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) PMI Certification
2 6 (8.96%) Degree
3 5 (7.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.99%) HND
4 2 (2.99%) ISEB
4 2 (2.99%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) GDPR
2 1 (1.49%) IEC 62304
2 1 (1.49%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.49%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) QEMU
1 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Oracle
2 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.48%) IBM
3 3 (4.48%) VMware
4 2 (2.99%) Casewise
4 2 (2.99%) Perforce
4 2 (2.99%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.49%) Adobe
5 1 (1.49%) CA
5 1 (1.49%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (1.49%) Pega
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat