Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 348 332 487
Rank change year-on-year -16 +155 +42
Contract jobs citing SOLID 692 711 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.75% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.88% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 599 340
England median daily rate £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £344 £343 £313
90th Percentile £625 £594 £550
UK median daily rate £480 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
England median hourly rate £21.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.22% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £19.35 £42.25 £39.50
90th Percentile £43.65 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -52.22% +5.88% -2.86%

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 81,444 81,234 84,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.37% 85.93% 85.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,532 54,542 55,944
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £638 £610
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,080 1,931 2,249
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +2.87% +3.84%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%

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 17 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOLID in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 November 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 -19 391 £513 +4.06% 169
South East -12 114 £450 +16.13% 65
North of England -6 63 £375 +8.70% 42
Midlands -10 61 £425 - 34
West Midlands -12 51 £441 +3.76% 20
North West +12 41 £375 +7.14% 27
South West -7 34 £525 +23.53% 19
East of England -7 29 £420 +15.86% 21
Yorkshire -12 19 £400 +18.52% 15
East Midlands +7 10 £340 -8.11% 14
North East -5 3 £350 +9.38%
SOLID
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 496 (71.68%) .NET
2 486 (70.23%) C#
2 486 (70.23%) Agile Software Development
3 413 (59.68%) TDD
4 296 (42.77%) JavaScript
5 286 (41.33%) ASP.NET
6 284 (41.04%) Microsoft Azure
7 274 (39.60%) MVC
8 257 (37.14%) SQL Server
9 228 (32.95%) Microservices
10 224 (32.37%) ASP.NET Web API
11 219 (31.65%) OO
12 216 (31.21%) SQL
13 215 (31.07%) Continuous Integration
14 203 (29.34%) HTML
15 197 (28.47%) AngularJS
16 181 (26.16%) Scrum
17 177 (25.58%) BDD
18 170 (24.57%) ASP.NET MVC
19 163 (23.55%) CSS
20 161 (23.27%) Git (software)
21 153 (22.11%) .NET Framework
22 133 (19.22%) React
23 127 (18.35%) Software Engineering
24 126 (18.21%) SOA
25 118 (17.05%) Finance
26 117 (16.91%) Amazon AWS
27 110 (15.90%) REST
28 98 (14.16%) Web Services
29 96 (13.87%) HTML5

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 (6.36%) CMS
2 28 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (2.46%) NServiceBus
4 16 (2.31%) Sitecore CMS
5 15 (2.17%) IIS
6 11 (1.59%) EPiServer
7 10 (1.45%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.72%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.43%) Confluence
12 2 (0.29%) Luigi
12 2 (0.29%) SAS
13 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.14%) JBoss
13 1 (0.14%) Kentico
Applications
1 6 (0.87%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.43%) InVision
4 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.14%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 284 (41.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (16.91%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (4.62%) Serverless
4 20 (2.89%) AWS Lambda
4 20 (2.89%) npm
5 18 (2.60%) Azure Functions
6 16 (2.31%) Amazon SQS
7 15 (2.17%) SaaS
8 10 (1.45%) GitHub
9 7 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.87%) Apigee
10 6 (0.87%) Google Play
10 6 (0.87%) PaaS
10 6 (0.87%) Yarn
11 4 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.58%) NuGet
12 3 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.43%) IaaS
12 3 (0.43%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.43%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.59%) HTTP
2 6 (0.87%) MQTT
3 4 (0.58%) Internet
4 3 (0.43%) SSL
5 2 (0.29%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.14%) Extranet
6 1 (0.14%) Intranet
6 1 (0.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 68 (9.83%) NoSQL
3 51 (7.37%) Relational Database
4 50 (7.23%) MongoDB
5 31 (4.48%) MySQL
6 27 (3.90%) Redis
6 27 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (1.45%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.16%) SQLite
12 7 (1.01%) Blockchain
12 7 (1.01%) CouchDB
12 7 (1.01%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 161 (23.27%) Git (software)
2 94 (13.58%) TeamCity
3 66 (9.54%) Jenkins
4 59 (8.53%) Visual Studio
5 55 (7.95%) JIRA
5 55 (7.95%) Octopus Deploy
6 48 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (5.64%) Visual Studio Team System
8 36 (5.20%) Selenium
9 32 (4.62%) Subversion
10 29 (4.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 29 (4.19%) gulp
11 28 (4.05%) JUnit
12 25 (3.61%) NUnit
13 24 (3.47%) Maven
14 18 (2.60%) SpecFlow
15 15 (2.17%) git-flow
16 14 (2.02%) Bitbucket
16 14 (2.02%) webpack
16 14 (2.02%) Xcode
General
1 118 (17.05%) Finance
2 79 (11.42%) Banking
3 39 (5.64%) Front Office
4 35 (5.06%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.61%) Retail
6 14 (2.02%) Marketing
7 12 (1.73%) Games
8 9 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.30%) Legal
9 8 (1.16%) Back Office
9 8 (1.16%) Law
10 6 (0.87%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.43%) Advertising
12 2 (0.29%) Publishing
12 2 (0.29%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.14%) Automotive
13 1 (0.14%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 597 (86.27%) Developer
2 308 (44.51%) .NET Developer
3 186 (26.88%) C# Developer
4 107 (15.46%) C# .NET Developer
5 96 (13.87%) Senior Developer
6 63 (9.10%) Senior .NET Developer
7 59 (8.53%) Azure Developer
8 56 (8.09%) Full Stack Developer
9 55 (7.95%) ASP.NET Developer
10 47 (6.79%) Software Developer
11 42 (6.07%) Software Engineer
12 40 (5.78%) Java Developer
13 37 (5.35%) Senior Software Developer
14 35 (5.06%) JavaScript Developer
15 34 (4.91%) .NET Software Developer
16 33 (4.77%) React Developer
17 31 (4.48%) C# WCF Developer
17 31 (4.48%) SQL Developer
17 31 (4.48%) WCF Developer
18 30 (4.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 496 (71.68%) .NET
2 286 (41.33%) ASP.NET
3 224 (32.37%) ASP.NET Web API
4 203 (29.34%) HTML
5 197 (28.47%) AngularJS
6 170 (24.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 163 (23.55%) CSS
8 153 (22.11%) .NET Framework
9 133 (19.22%) React
10 110 (15.90%) REST
11 98 (14.16%) Web Services
12 96 (13.87%) HTML5
13 95 (13.73%) RESTful
14 91 (13.15%) .NET Core
15 81 (11.71%) Entity Framework
16 79 (11.42%) WCF
17 75 (10.84%) WPF
18 73 (10.55%) jQuery
18 73 (10.55%) Node.js
19 50 (7.23%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.67%) Greenfield Project
2 56 (8.09%) Computer Science
3 55 (7.95%) Fintech
4 53 (7.66%) User Experience
5 46 (6.65%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (3.90%) Credit Risk
7 27 (3.90%) Market Risk
8 25 (3.61%) Algorithms
9 23 (3.32%) Fixed Income
10 19 (2.75%) Hedge funds
11 18 (2.60%) Mobile App
12 16 (2.31%) Data Structures
13 10 (1.45%) Public Cloud
14 9 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (1.30%) iPhone
15 8 (1.16%) Grid Computing
16 6 (0.87%) Online Gambling
17 5 (0.72%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 46 (6.65%) Windows
2 26 (3.76%) Linux
3 25 (3.61%) Android
4 21 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.88%) Unix
6 5 (0.72%) Solaris
7 3 (0.43%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.43%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.43%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.14%) VMS
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (70.23%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (59.68%) TDD
3 274 (39.60%) MVC
4 228 (32.95%) Microservices
5 219 (31.65%) OO
6 215 (31.07%) Continuous Integration
7 181 (26.16%) Scrum
8 177 (25.58%) BDD
9 127 (18.35%) Software Engineering
10 126 (18.21%) SOA
11 95 (13.73%) OOP
12 94 (13.58%) Test Automation
13 89 (12.86%) Unit Testing
14 73 (10.55%) E-Commerce
15 71 (10.26%) DevOps
16 70 (10.12%) Kanban
16 70 (10.12%) SDLC
17 64 (9.25%) Problem-Solving
18 61 (8.82%) Multithreading
19 53 (7.66%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 486 (70.23%) C#
2 296 (42.77%) JavaScript
3 216 (31.21%) SQL
4 70 (10.12%) Java
5 67 (9.68%) T-SQL
6 57 (8.24%) TypeScript
7 38 (5.49%) Python
8 30 (4.34%) Java 8
9 28 (4.05%) C++
10 19 (2.75%) PHP
11 18 (2.60%) ES6
12 17 (2.46%) Apple Swift
12 17 (2.46%) Go
12 17 (2.46%) PowerShell
13 15 (2.17%) Objective-C
14 10 (1.45%) PHP 5
15 9 (1.30%) Ruby
15 9 (1.30%) VB.NET
16 7 (1.01%) Groovy
16 7 (1.01%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 70 (10.12%) Degree
2 20 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (0.87%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.72%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.29%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.47%) QA
2 6 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.58%) WCAG
4 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 56 (8.09%) Docker
2 5 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 26 (3.76%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.45%) Ansible
2 10 (1.45%) HockeyApp
3 8 (1.16%) Terraform
4 5 (0.72%) Grafana
5 4 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.58%) Puppet
6 2 (0.29%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.29%) Rancher
7 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 77 (11.13%) Microsoft
2 27 (3.90%) Sitecore
3 22 (3.18%) Oracle
3 22 (3.18%) Xamarin
4 20 (2.89%) Apple
4 20 (2.89%) Google
5 15 (2.17%) Atlassian
6 11 (1.59%) Twitter
7 9 (1.30%) Charles River
8 7 (1.01%) IBM
9 6 (0.87%) AppDynamics
9 6 (0.87%) Splunk
10 5 (0.72%) Adobe
10 5 (0.72%) New Relic
11 4 (0.58%) Hitachi
12 3 (0.43%) Facebook
12 3 (0.43%) Veracode
13 2 (0.29%) Nintex
13 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.29%) Zend