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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 28 June 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 of England
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 92 76 84
Rank change year-on-year -16 +8 -5
Contract jobs citing SDLC 50 47 38
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.99% 2.43% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 2.84% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 37 23
10th Percentile £363 £368 £390
25th Percentile £438 £463 £461
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £508 £495
Median % change year-on-year +5.91% +2.53% +6.74%
75th Percentile £738 £536 £544
90th Percentile £741 £538 £585
England median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £66.25 £71.25 -
Median hourly rate £67.50 £72.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -6.90% - -
75th Percentile £68.75 £73.75 -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £53.69 £56.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -4.98% +28.41% +2.33%

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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,098 1,654 1,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.52% 85.35% 83.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,268 928 1,040
10th Percentile £213 £160 £250
25th Percentile £367 £300 £362
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +12.94% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £588 £535 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 203 86
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.16 £15.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.38 £22.82
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -19.48% +30.40%
75th Percentile £52.81 £35.00 £48.38
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.40 £59.38
England median hourly rate £28.13 £24.08 £22.67
% change year-on-year +16.80% +6.21% -1.42%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the East of England

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for SDLC in the East of England

SDLC
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SDLC in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SDLC in the East of England

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Hourly rate trend for SDLC in the East of England

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 28 June 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
Hertfordshire +5 24 £725 +52.63% 16
Essex +2 15 £456 -20.65% 2
Cambridgeshire -26 6 £535 +7.00% 25
Suffolk - 3 £525 - 4
Bedfordshire -14 1 - - 4
Norfolk -15 1 - - 1
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 of England region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 35 (70.00%) Agile
2 22 (44.00%) Azure
3 18 (36.00%) Social Skills
4 17 (34.00%) DevOps
4 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 12 (24.00%) JIRA
6 12 (24.00%) Python
6 12 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (22.00%) GCP
7 11 (22.00%) Jenkins
7 11 (22.00%) Azure DevOps
8 10 (20.00%) JWT
8 10 (20.00%) Requirements Gathering
8 10 (20.00%) OAuth2
8 10 (20.00%) OAuth
8 10 (20.00%) SQL
8 10 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (20.00%) Data Modelling
9 9 (18.00%) C++
9 9 (18.00%) Workflow
9 9 (18.00%) Scrum
9 9 (18.00%) Waterfall
9 9 (18.00%) User Experience
9 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure as Code
9 9 (18.00%) Cloud Native
10 8 (16.00%) Data Engineering
10 8 (16.00%) Data Science
10 8 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (16.00%) Thought Leadership

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 7 (14.00%) Apache Spark
2 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.00%) Confluence
4 2 (4.00%) IIS
5 1 (2.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (2.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (2.00%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) assyst
1 1 (2.00%) Eloqua
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (44.00%) Azure
2 11 (22.00%) Azure DevOps
2 11 (22.00%) GCP
3 8 (16.00%) AWS
4 7 (14.00%) Slack
5 5 (10.00%) Power Platform
6 3 (6.00%) GitHub
7 2 (4.00%) Amazon S3
7 2 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (4.00%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (4.00%) Serverless
8 1 (2.00%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 1 (2.00%) Azure Service Bus
8 1 (2.00%) Figma
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (2.00%) Miro
8 1 (2.00%) OpenShift
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle CX
8 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (14.00%) Parquet
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.00%) Power BI
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (4.00%) Data Lake
5 2 (4.00%) MySQL
5 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.00%) Big Data
6 1 (2.00%) DB2
6 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.00%) Metadata
6 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (2.00%) PowerPivot
6 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.00%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 12 (24.00%) JIRA
2 11 (22.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (14.00%) CircleCI
4 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.00%) GoogleTest
6 1 (2.00%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.00%) JUnit
6 1 (2.00%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.00%) Mockito
6 1 (2.00%) NUnit
6 1 (2.00%) Qt Creator
6 1 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (2.00%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.00%) Toad
General
1 18 (36.00%) Social Skills
2 12 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.00%) Publishing
4 6 (12.00%) Finance
5 5 (10.00%) Marketing
6 4 (8.00%) Automotive
6 4 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (8.00%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (6.00%) Banking
8 2 (4.00%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (4.00%) Public Sector
9 1 (2.00%) Games
9 1 (2.00%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (2.00%) Law
9 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Developer
1 9 (18.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Analyst
2 8 (16.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) DataOps Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Senior DevOps
3 7 (14.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Designer
5 5 (10.00%) React Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Data Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Designer
7 3 (6.00%) Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) JWT
1 10 (20.00%) OAuth
1 10 (20.00%) OAuth2
2 7 (14.00%) Kafka
2 7 (14.00%) React
3 6 (12.00%) Node.js
4 5 (10.00%) Spring
4 5 (10.00%) Web Services
5 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (8.00%) HTML
6 3 (6.00%) .NET
6 3 (6.00%) CSS
6 3 (6.00%) Jest
6 3 (6.00%) JSON
6 3 (6.00%) Middleware
6 3 (6.00%) REST
6 3 (6.00%) XML
7 2 (4.00%) Ajax
7 2 (4.00%) GraphQL
7 2 (4.00%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Cloud Native
1 9 (18.00%) User Experience
2 5 (10.00%) IoT
2 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (6.00%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.00%) Credit Risk
5 2 (4.00%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.00%) Market Risk
6 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.00%) NHS
6 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Linux
1 3 (6.00%) Unix
2 1 (2.00%) CentOS
2 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (70.00%) Agile
2 17 (34.00%) DevOps
3 15 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 10 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 10 (20.00%) Requirements Gathering
5 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure as Code
5 9 (18.00%) Scrum
5 9 (18.00%) Waterfall
5 9 (18.00%) Workflow
6 8 (16.00%) Data Engineering
6 8 (16.00%) Data Science
6 8 (16.00%) DataOps
6 8 (16.00%) Mentoring
6 8 (16.00%) Migration
6 8 (16.00%) MLOps
6 8 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (16.00%) Project Management
6 8 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (16.00%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) Python
2 10 (20.00%) SQL
3 9 (18.00%) C++
4 8 (16.00%) Go
4 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.00%) Scala
6 5 (10.00%) C#
6 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (10.00%) TypeScript
7 4 (8.00%) Bash
7 4 (8.00%) Java
8 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.00%) Lua
9 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) PhD
2 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) ISEB
3 2 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) DICOM
2 1 (2.00%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Kubernetes
2 5 (10.00%) Terraform
3 3 (6.00%) Ansible
4 1 (2.00%) Grafana
4 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) ServiceNow
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.00%) Adobe
5 1 (2.00%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.00%) Ceridian
5 1 (2.00%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.00%) Guidewire
5 1 (2.00%) InterSystems
5 1 (2.00%) Luciad
5 1 (2.00%) Omniture
5 1 (2.00%) Optimizely
5 1 (2.00%) Parasoft
5 1 (2.00%) Siebel
5 1 (2.00%) Splunk