Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SOLID skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOLID over the 6 months to 27 May 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.

SOLID Principles
UK > England
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 341 393 550
Rank change year-on-year +52 +157 -83
Contract jobs citing SOLID 677 493 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.74% 0.59% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.69% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 363 250
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £560
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 5
England median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £47.50 £37.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £66.55 £37.90
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33% -

SOLID 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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79,090 71,350 81,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.88% 84.79% 84.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,510 47,088 54,574
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,096 1,886 2,105
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.73% +7.98% +12.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.62 £11.68
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £50.45
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.31 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.08% +1.24% +19.05%

SOLID
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SOLID as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SOLID in England

SOLID
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOLID in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOLID in England

SOLID
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOLID in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOLID in England

SOLID
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOLID in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOLID in England

SOLID
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOLID within the England region over the 6 months to 27 May 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
London +37 443 £488 +2.63% 154
North of England 0 69 £388 -3.61% 52
Midlands -8 65 £425 +25.93% 34
South East -23 58 £425 +1.49% 45
West Midlands -12 49 £444 +31.48% 14
Yorkshire +2 47 £394 +5.00% 15
South West +27 24 £326 +0.31% 17
East of England -7 19 £403 +0.67% 11
North West -6 18 £378 +9.42% 35
East Midlands -2 16 £320 -3.40% 20
North East -3 4 £375 -26.11% 2
SOLID
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SOLID 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 England region with a requirement for SOLID.

1 486 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (71.20%) .NET
3 472 (69.72%) C#
4 451 (66.62%) TDD
5 339 (50.07%) JavaScript
6 331 (48.89%) MVC
7 305 (45.05%) ASP.NET
8 252 (37.22%) ASP.NET Web API
9 230 (33.97%) HTML
10 223 (32.94%) SQL Server
11 222 (32.79%) OO
12 221 (32.64%) BDD
13 220 (32.50%) Scrum
14 218 (32.20%) Microsoft Azure
15 210 (31.02%) AngularJS
16 187 (27.62%) Microservices
17 184 (27.18%) React
18 176 (26.00%) CSS
18 176 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
19 166 (24.52%) Git (software)
20 162 (23.93%) SQL
21 161 (23.78%) ASP.NET MVC
22 157 (23.19%) RESTful
23 144 (21.27%) Web Services
24 126 (18.61%) .NET Framework
25 120 (17.73%) REST
26 115 (16.99%) Software Engineering
27 114 (16.84%) HTML5
28 108 (15.95%) SOA
29 97 (14.33%) Unit Testing

SOLID
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 44 (6.50%) NServiceBus
2 38 (5.61%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (4.58%) CMS
4 16 (2.36%) Sitecore CMS
5 13 (1.92%) IIS
6 10 (1.48%) Apache
6 10 (1.48%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.03%) Confluence
8 5 (0.74%) Apache Solr
8 5 (0.74%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.44%) Apache ServiceMix
10 3 (0.44%) JBoss
10 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.30%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
1 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 218 (32.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (5.02%) Serverless
4 24 (3.55%) npm
5 14 (2.07%) Algolia
5 14 (2.07%) SaaS
5 14 (2.07%) Yarn
6 9 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (1.33%) TestFlight
7 6 (0.89%) GitHub
8 5 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.59%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.59%) Sauce Labs
10 3 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.44%) NuGet
10 3 (0.44%) Office 365
11 2 (0.30%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.30%) PaaS
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.40%) HTTP
2 7 (1.03%) Internet
3 6 (0.89%) SMS
3 6 (0.89%) SSL
4 4 (0.59%) DNS
4 4 (0.59%) MQTT
5 1 (0.15%) FTP
5 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (32.94%) SQL Server
2 63 (9.31%) NoSQL
3 45 (6.65%) MongoDB
4 29 (4.28%) Relational Database
5 21 (3.10%) RavenDB
6 18 (2.66%) SQL Server 2014
7 17 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (2.36%) Neo4j
9 15 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (2.22%) MySQL
10 13 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.33%) Big Data
12 9 (1.33%) Cosmos DB
13 8 (1.18%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.18%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 166 (24.52%) Git (software)
2 94 (13.88%) TeamCity
3 64 (9.45%) NUnit
4 63 (9.31%) Octopus Deploy
5 51 (7.53%) Jenkins
6 50 (7.39%) Visual Studio
7 40 (5.91%) SpecFlow
8 35 (5.17%) Selenium
9 32 (4.73%) Subversion
10 31 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 29 (4.28%) JUnit
12 27 (3.99%) Maven
13 25 (3.69%) JIRA
14 24 (3.55%) Jasmine
15 20 (2.95%) Visual Studio Team System
16 18 (2.66%) gulp
17 17 (2.51%) Gradle
18 16 (2.36%) Cucumber
18 16 (2.36%) webpack
19 15 (2.22%) Mocha
General
1 87 (12.85%) Finance
2 60 (8.86%) Banking
3 21 (3.10%) Front Office
4 18 (2.66%) Retail
5 17 (2.51%) Games
5 17 (2.51%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.36%) Legal
7 15 (2.22%) Law
7 15 (2.22%) Marketing
8 7 (1.03%) Advertising
8 7 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.03%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.59%) Electronics
11 3 (0.44%) Back Office
11 3 (0.44%) Publishing
12 2 (0.30%) Brand Awareness
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 615 (90.84%) Developer
2 309 (45.64%) .NET Developer
3 201 (29.69%) C# Developer
4 116 (17.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 96 (14.18%) Senior Developer
6 63 (9.31%) Full Stack Developer
7 54 (7.98%) JavaScript Developer
8 53 (7.83%) Java Developer
9 52 (7.68%) ASP.NET Developer
9 52 (7.68%) Senior .NET Developer
10 48 (7.09%) Agile Developer
10 48 (7.09%) Angular Developer
11 37 (5.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 37 (5.47%) React Developer
12 35 (5.17%) Azure Developer
12 35 (5.17%) Web Developer
13 34 (5.02%) HTML Developer
14 29 (4.28%) SQL Developer
15 28 (4.14%) Agile .NET Developer
16 26 (3.84%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 482 (71.20%) .NET
2 305 (45.05%) ASP.NET
3 252 (37.22%) ASP.NET Web API
4 230 (33.97%) HTML
5 210 (31.02%) AngularJS
6 184 (27.18%) React
7 176 (26.00%) CSS
8 161 (23.78%) ASP.NET MVC
9 157 (23.19%) RESTful
10 144 (21.27%) Web Services
11 126 (18.61%) .NET Framework
12 120 (17.73%) REST
13 114 (16.84%) HTML5
14 87 (12.85%) Node.js
15 82 (12.11%) .NET Core
16 80 (11.82%) Entity Framework
17 74 (10.93%) jQuery
18 50 (7.39%) Dapper ORM
19 49 (7.24%) WCF
20 45 (6.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 87 (12.85%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
3 40 (5.91%) User Experience
4 31 (4.58%) Fintech
5 26 (3.84%) Computer Science
5 26 (3.84%) Mobile App
6 22 (3.25%) Algorithms
7 17 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (2.36%) Data Structures
8 16 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.48%) Hedge funds
10 10 (1.48%) Online Banking
11 8 (1.18%) Fixed Income
11 8 (1.18%) Wiki
12 6 (0.89%) Digital Wallet
12 6 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.74%) Derivative
13 5 (0.74%) Grid Computing
13 5 (0.74%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 35 (5.17%) Windows
2 31 (4.58%) Linux
3 20 (2.95%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.48%) Unix
5 9 (1.33%) Android
6 2 (0.30%) CentOS
6 2 (0.30%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.15%) Solaris
7 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
2 451 (66.62%) TDD
3 331 (48.89%) MVC
4 222 (32.79%) OO
5 221 (32.64%) BDD
6 220 (32.50%) Scrum
7 187 (27.62%) Microservices
8 176 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
9 115 (16.99%) Software Engineering
10 108 (15.95%) SOA
11 97 (14.33%) Unit Testing
12 89 (13.15%) Pair Programming
13 88 (13.00%) Kanban
14 86 (12.70%) OOP
15 80 (11.82%) Test Automation
16 79 (11.67%) Web Development
17 78 (11.52%) Domain-Driven Design
18 77 (11.37%) E-Commerce
19 64 (9.45%) Front End Development
20 60 (8.86%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 472 (69.72%) C#
2 339 (50.07%) JavaScript
3 162 (23.93%) SQL
4 93 (13.74%) Java
5 55 (8.12%) T-SQL
6 40 (5.91%) TypeScript
7 26 (3.84%) Python
8 24 (3.55%) PowerShell
9 23 (3.40%) Java 8
10 21 (3.10%) ES6
11 15 (2.22%) Apple Swift
11 15 (2.22%) PHP
12 13 (1.92%) Objective-C
13 11 (1.62%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.48%) C
15 8 (1.18%) Go
15 8 (1.18%) Scala
15 8 (1.18%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.89%) Groovy
17 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (3.84%) Degree
2 13 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (0.89%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.59%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.30%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.81%) PCI DSS
2 14 (2.07%) QA
3 6 (0.89%) HL7
4 4 (0.59%) WCAG
5 2 (0.30%) PMO
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 35 (5.17%) Docker
2 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (1.92%) Puppet
3 11 (1.62%) Ansible
4 8 (1.18%) Control-M
4 8 (1.18%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.30%) Grafana
5 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.30%) Terraform
6 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 80 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.43%) Sitecore
3 19 (2.81%) Oracle
4 8 (1.18%) Embarcadero
5 7 (1.03%) CA Agile Central
5 7 (1.03%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 6 (0.89%) Charles River
6 6 (0.89%) FXall
6 6 (0.89%) Google
6 6 (0.89%) Reuters
6 6 (0.89%) SAP
6 6 (0.89%) Xamarin
6 6 (0.89%) Zend
7 5 (0.74%) Atlassian
7 5 (0.74%) IBM
7 5 (0.74%) New Relic
7 5 (0.74%) Telerik
8 4 (0.59%) Apple
9 3 (0.44%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.44%) Splunk