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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 27 May 2022 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 40 41 55
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 +4
Contract jobs citing SDLC 53 34 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.78% 3.50% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.74% 4.33% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 24 18
10th Percentile £362 £360 £304
25th Percentile £410 £376 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £481 £401 £375
Median % change year-on-year +19.94% +7.00% -16.67%
75th Percentile £521 £413 £469
90th Percentile £606 £588 £529
England median daily rate £575 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +10.58% +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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,117 785 865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 79.62% 80.76% 79.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 523 490
10th Percentile £213 £186 £238
25th Percentile £350 £308 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
75th Percentile £522 £488 £488
90th Percentile £613 £588 £600
England median daily rate £545 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +9.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 39 40
10th Percentile £9.74 £9.00 £9.95
25th Percentile £13.73 £9.78 £11.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £13.00
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% +15.38% -9.27%
75th Percentile £29.38 £26.46 £20.38
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.50 £45.32
England median hourly rate £26.98 £24.49 £22.00
% change year-on-year +10.19% +11.30% -2.87%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing SDLC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the East Midlands

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SDLC in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for SDLC in the East Midlands

SDLC
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SDLC in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SDLC in the East Midlands

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SDLC in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for SDLC in the East Midlands

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Northamptonshire 0 23 £456 +21.02% 5
Nottinghamshire +4 15 £588 +33.52% 13
Leicestershire -4 11 £414 +2.80% 9
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 1
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 32 (60.38%) Agile
2 19 (35.85%) Scrum
3 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
4 13 (24.53%) Project Management
4 13 (24.53%) Retail
4 13 (24.53%) Social Skills
5 10 (18.87%) Finance
5 10 (18.87%) E-Commerce
6 9 (16.98%) SQL
6 9 (16.98%) .NET
6 9 (16.98%) SAP
6 9 (16.98%) ETL
6 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (16.98%) Project Delivery
7 7 (13.21%) C#
7 7 (13.21%) Java
7 7 (13.21%) Banking
7 7 (13.21%) DevOps
7 7 (13.21%) Mentoring
8 6 (11.32%) Coaching
8 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
8 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database
8 6 (11.32%) Product Backlog
8 6 (11.32%) Requirements Gathering
8 6 (11.32%) Virtual Team
8 6 (11.32%) FLEXCUBE
8 6 (11.32%) Software Testing
8 6 (11.32%) Web Development
8 6 (11.32%) Velocity
8 6 (11.32%) Oracle

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 2 (3.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.89%) Documentum
2 1 (1.89%) FileNet
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (11.32%) FLEXCUBE
2 2 (3.77%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Fivetran
1 4 (7.55%) Power Platform
1 4 (7.55%) SaaS
1 4 (7.55%) Snowflake
2 2 (3.77%) AWS
2 2 (3.77%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database
1 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.43%) RDBMS
3 4 (7.55%) Looker
3 4 (7.55%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.55%) Power BI
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.55%) Tableau
4 3 (5.66%) Couchbase
4 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.89%) Adabas
5 1 (1.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Bitbucket
1 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.66%) MbUnit
3 3 (5.66%) Mercurial
3 3 (5.66%) MSTest
3 3 (5.66%) NUnit
3 3 (5.66%) Selenium
3 3 (5.66%) SpecFlow
3 3 (5.66%) TeamCity
3 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.77%) Sourcetree
4 2 (3.77%) Subversion
General
1 13 (24.53%) Retail
1 13 (24.53%) Social Skills
2 10 (18.87%) Finance
3 7 (13.21%) Banking
4 5 (9.43%) Aerospace
4 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (9.43%) Law
4 5 (9.43%) Retail Banking
5 4 (7.55%) Automotive
5 4 (7.55%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (5.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Analyst
2 8 (15.09%) Project Manager
3 7 (13.21%) Scrum Master
4 6 (11.32%) Developer
4 6 (11.32%) IT Manager
5 5 (9.43%) Agile Scrum Master
5 5 (9.43%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (9.43%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Data Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Financial Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Product Owner
6 4 (7.55%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Development Manager
7 3 (5.66%) IT Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Release Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) .NET
2 6 (11.32%) Velocity
3 5 (9.43%) Web Services
4 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (5.66%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.66%) RESTful
4 3 (5.66%) Swagger
5 2 (3.77%) Ajax
5 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.77%) CSS
5 2 (3.77%) HTML5
5 2 (3.77%) JSON
5 2 (3.77%) JSP
5 2 (3.77%) LESS
5 2 (3.77%) Node.js
5 2 (3.77%) React
5 2 (3.77%) Sass
5 2 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Virtual Team
2 4 (7.55%) Algorithms
2 4 (7.55%) Data Structures
3 3 (5.66%) Life Science
3 3 (5.66%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.66%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.77%) Clustering
4 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.77%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.77%) Replication
4 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.89%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (1.89%) NHS
5 1 (1.89%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (60.38%) Agile
2 19 (35.85%) Scrum
3 13 (24.53%) Project Management
4 10 (18.87%) E-Commerce
5 9 (16.98%) ETL
5 9 (16.98%) Project Delivery
5 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (13.21%) DevOps
6 7 (13.21%) Mentoring
7 6 (11.32%) Coaching
7 6 (11.32%) Product Backlog
7 6 (11.32%) Requirements Gathering
7 6 (11.32%) Software Testing
7 6 (11.32%) Web Development
8 5 (9.43%) Burndown Charts
8 5 (9.43%) CRM
8 5 (9.43%) Decision-Making
8 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (9.43%) ERP
8 5 (9.43%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) SQL
2 7 (13.21%) C#
2 7 (13.21%) Java
3 5 (9.43%) Python
4 4 (7.55%) C
4 4 (7.55%) C++
4 4 (7.55%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.55%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) CCIE
1 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (3.77%) Degree
1 2 (3.77%) MCSE
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.77%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.98%) SAP
3 6 (11.32%) Oracle
4 2 (3.77%) Adobe
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco
4 2 (3.77%) NetApp
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) Google
5 1 (1.89%) IBM
5 1 (1.89%) Pega
5 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.89%) TIBCO