Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 71 61
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 -13
Contract jobs citing SDLC 60 88 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.82% 3.01% 3.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 3.61% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 57 70
East Midlands median daily rate £410 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% -8.11% +15.63%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £300
90th Percentile £628 £519 £557
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
East Midlands median hourly rate - £37.50 £25.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.49% -26.36%
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year +1.18% +1.80% +4.38%

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 1,775 2,439 2,648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.45% 83.56% 84.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,126 1,491 1,638
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £231 £260 £250
90th Percentile £556 £538 £540
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 90 83
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £15.86 £16.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.73% -4.17% +8.52%
10th Percentile £10.68 £10.32 £10.42
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.42 £24.86
% change year-on-year +11.51% -9.81% +5.79%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in the East Midlands

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in the East Midlands

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor 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 19 July 2019. 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
Northamptonshire +7 28 £410 +5.81% 9
Nottinghamshire +11 18 £575 +35.29% 14
Derbyshire +15 8 £338 -48.08% 9
Leicestershire -9 4 £350 -17.65% 21
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 43 (71.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.00%) Scrum
2 18 (30.00%) Java
3 17 (28.33%) SQL
4 15 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (23.33%) Project Management
6 13 (21.67%) Waterfall
7 12 (20.00%) Web Services
8 11 (18.33%) .NET
8 11 (18.33%) TDD
8 11 (18.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (18.33%) Test Automation
9 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (16.67%) BDD
9 10 (16.67%) Finance
9 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 10 (16.67%) CSS
10 9 (15.00%) Oracle
10 9 (15.00%) PRINCE2
10 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (15.00%) Selenium
10 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (15.00%) Change Control
10 9 (15.00%) Docker
11 8 (13.33%) Microservices
11 8 (13.33%) Analytics
11 8 (13.33%) Cucumber
11 8 (13.33%) Business Analysis
11 8 (13.33%) Windows

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 3 (5.00%) Confluence
2 2 (3.33%) DNN
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.67%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Cognos Planning
1 2 (3.33%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.67%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Flow
4 1 (1.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 9 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.67%) DB2
4 4 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.33%) Big Data
5 2 (3.33%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.67%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.67%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.67%) Impala
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Selenium
2 8 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.67%) JIRA
4 4 (6.67%) JUnit
4 4 (6.67%) NetBeans
5 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.33%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.67%) Ant
6 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.67%) JMeter
6 1 (1.67%) Maven
6 1 (1.67%) Mocha
6 1 (1.67%) ProC
6 1 (1.67%) QF-Test
6 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.67%) TestRail
6 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Electronics
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Developer
2 12 (20.00%) Analyst
3 8 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 7 (11.67%) Architect
5 6 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
7 4 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Development Director
7 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Lead Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Lead Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Lead Java Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Software Development Director
8 3 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) Web Services
2 11 (18.33%) .NET
3 10 (16.67%) CSS
4 7 (11.67%) HTML
5 6 (10.00%) REST
6 5 (8.33%) React
7 4 (6.67%) CSS3
7 4 (6.67%) HTML5
7 4 (6.67%) Java RMI
7 4 (6.67%) OSGi
8 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
8 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET
8 3 (5.00%) GraphQL
8 3 (5.00%) jQuery
8 3 (5.00%) Spring Boot
9 2 (3.33%) Gherkin
9 2 (3.33%) OAuth
9 2 (3.33%) Redux
9 2 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) PMI
2 3 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) User Experience
4 1 (1.67%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.67%) FMCG
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Windows
2 5 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Android
3 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (71.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.00%) Scrum
3 15 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (23.33%) Project Management
5 13 (21.67%) Waterfall
6 11 (18.33%) TDD
6 11 (18.33%) Test Automation
7 10 (16.67%) BDD
8 9 (15.00%) Change Control
8 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (15.00%) PRINCE2
8 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (13.33%) Analytics
9 8 (13.33%) Business Analysis
9 8 (13.33%) Microservices
10 7 (11.67%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (11.67%) Test Management
11 6 (10.00%) Open Source
11 6 (10.00%) Release Management
11 6 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) Java
2 17 (28.33%) SQL
3 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.33%) C#
4 5 (8.33%) Groovy
4 5 (8.33%) TypeScript
5 3 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.67%) Jython
6 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) PMI Certification
1 5 (8.33%) TOGAF Certification
2 4 (6.67%) ISEB
2 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.33%) ACCA
4 2 (3.33%) BC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.33%) CIMA
4 2 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (1.67%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.67%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.67%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (15.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) Terraform
2 5 (8.33%) Ansible
2 5 (8.33%) Puppet
3 4 (6.67%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Oracle
2 5 (8.33%) SAP
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.33%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.33%) Cognos
5 1 (1.67%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.67%) Ariba
5 1 (1.67%) Automation Anywhere
5 1 (1.67%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (1.67%) Informatica
5 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.67%) Splunk
5 1 (1.67%) Talend
5 1 (1.67%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.67%) Xamarin