Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 53 64
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11 -14
Contract jobs citing SDLC 52 38 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.97% 2.98% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.59% 3.56% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 30
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.00% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £296 £290 £294
90th Percentile £501 £625 £443
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.96% -8.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £27.00 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -56.80% -
North West median hourly rate £103.13 £27.00 £69.07
% change year-on-year +281.94% -60.91% +72.68%

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 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 1,132 1,066 1,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.35% 83.54% 87.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 773 996
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £410 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% - -1.20%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £256
90th Percentile £538 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 46 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.63% +34.38% -8.57%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.88 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -25.23% +42.86% -29.33%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +9 25 £365 -8.75% 4
Warrington +4 8 £275 -52.38% 8
Chester -7 4 £331 -30.42% 4
Crewe -15 3 £405 -14.74% 4
Macclesfield - 3 £575 -
Wilmslow - 1 £375 - 2
SDLC
North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 31 (59.62%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (32.69%) Project Management
4 16 (30.77%) Finance
5 14 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (26.92%) SQL
6 12 (23.08%) XML
6 12 (23.08%) Unix
6 12 (23.08%) Windows
6 12 (23.08%) Linux
7 11 (21.15%) Java
7 11 (21.15%) Oracle
7 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (19.23%) JSON
8 10 (19.23%) Waterfall
8 10 (19.23%) HTML
8 10 (19.23%) ITIL
9 9 (17.31%) SOAP
9 9 (17.31%) Computer Science
10 8 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Project
10 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
10 8 (15.38%) Scrum
10 8 (15.38%) Change Management
11 7 (13.46%) Middleware
11 7 (13.46%) RUP
11 7 (13.46%) PMI
11 7 (13.46%) PMI Certification
11 7 (13.46%) Project Planning
12 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy

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 (5.77%) Confluence
2 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) JBoss
3 1 (1.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (5.77%) Fireworks
2 3 (5.77%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) BrowserStack
1 3 (5.77%) Yarn
2 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.92%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) MySQL
2 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) DB2
3 1 (1.92%) Ingres
3 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Cucumber
1 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.69%) Grunt
1 4 (7.69%) gulp
1 4 (7.69%) JIRA
1 4 (7.69%) Selenium
1 4 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 3 (5.77%) Axure RP
2 3 (5.77%) Bitbucket
2 3 (5.77%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (5.77%) Mocha
2 3 (5.77%) Zephyr
3 2 (3.85%) Maven
4 1 (1.92%) Ant
4 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.92%) Gradle
4 1 (1.92%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.92%) JUnit
4 1 (1.92%) Rational Rose
4 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 16 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Back Office
3 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Law
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Local Government
3 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Developer
2 8 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Delivery Manager
3 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
3 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Manager
4 6 (11.54%) Tester
5 4 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.77%) Designer
6 3 (5.77%) Manual Tester
7 2 (3.85%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.85%) PHP Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.08%) XML
2 10 (19.23%) HTML
2 10 (19.23%) JSON
3 9 (17.31%) SOAP
4 7 (13.46%) Middleware
5 6 (11.54%) jQuery
6 4 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 4 (7.69%) CSS
6 4 (7.69%) Node.js
6 4 (7.69%) React
6 4 (7.69%) REST
6 4 (7.69%) Sass
7 3 (5.77%) .NET
7 3 (5.77%) Ajax
7 3 (5.77%) Chai
7 3 (5.77%) CSS3
7 3 (5.77%) HTML5
7 3 (5.77%) Spring
7 3 (5.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (5.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (17.31%) Computer Science
3 7 (13.46%) PMI
4 6 (11.54%) User Experience
5 4 (7.69%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.92%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Linux
1 12 (23.08%) Unix
1 12 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (59.62%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (32.69%) Project Management
4 14 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (19.23%) ITIL
5 10 (19.23%) Waterfall
6 8 (15.38%) Change Management
6 8 (15.38%) Scrum
6 8 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 7 (13.46%) Project Planning
7 7 (13.46%) RUP
8 6 (11.54%) PRINCE
8 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
9 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (9.62%) OO
9 5 (9.62%) Programme Management
9 5 (9.62%) Risk Management
9 5 (9.62%) Supplier Management
10 4 (7.69%) BDD
10 4 (7.69%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) SQL
2 11 (21.15%) Java
3 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.77%) PHP
5 2 (3.85%) C
5 2 (3.85%) C#
5 2 (3.85%) Python
6 1 (1.92%) ES6
6 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) PMI Certification
2 5 (9.62%) Degree
2 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
2 3 (5.77%) SLA
3 1 (1.92%) IEC 62304
3 1 (1.92%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Oracle
2 4 (7.69%) Pega
3 3 (5.77%) Adobe
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Casewise
4 1 (1.92%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat