Period
to 17 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 17 February 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)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 27 50
Rank change year-on-year -1 +23 +1
Contract jobs citing SDLC 47 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.51% 6.09% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.39% 6.91% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 2
Lancashire median daily rate £420 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +25.93% -30.59%
10th Percentile £338 £352 £314
90th Percentile £644 £538 £371
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 15
Lancashire median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.59% -5.56% -13.46%
10th Percentile £33.80 £38.83 £36.13
90th Percentile £40.70 £48.21 £57.50
North West median hourly rate £38.00 £40.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -6.75% -9.44% -13.46%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 636 376 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 88.09% 88.06% 88.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 234 365
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -7.51%
10th Percentile £270 £252 £250
90th Percentile £675 £588 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 46 60
Lancashire median hourly rate £38.00 £40.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.17% -4.71% +8.28%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.13 £14.10
90th Percentile £45.50 £62.63 £53.05
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £24.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.24% -1.76% -17.08%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Lancashire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Lancashire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Lancashire over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Lancashire

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Lancashire

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 17 February 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
Blackpool +6 17 £440 +3.53%
Preston +2 12 £400 - 7
Chorley -5 5 £375 +25.00% 12
Skelmersdale - 3 - -
Blackburn -11 2 - -
SDLC
North West

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (55.32%) Software Engineering
3 21 (44.68%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (38.30%) LoadRunner
5 16 (34.04%) JIRA
5 16 (34.04%) JMeter
5 16 (34.04%) Confluence
6 15 (31.91%) Slack
6 15 (31.91%) HP UFT
7 14 (29.79%) Jenkins
7 14 (29.79%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
8 13 (27.66%) BDD
8 13 (27.66%) REST
8 13 (27.66%) OWASP
9 12 (25.53%) Integration Testing
9 12 (25.53%) Microservices
9 12 (25.53%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
10 11 (23.40%) XML
10 11 (23.40%) Nessus
10 11 (23.40%) Burp Suite
11 10 (21.28%) Mentoring
11 10 (21.28%) Coaching
11 10 (21.28%) Waterfall
12 9 (19.15%) WCAG
12 9 (19.15%) Web Services
12 9 (19.15%) UML
13 7 (14.89%) Oracle
13 7 (14.89%) Web Development

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 16 (34.04%) Confluence
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.13%) SAS
3 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.91%) Slack
2 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) Firewall
2 5 (10.64%) Reverse Proxy
2 5 (10.64%) SAN
3 3 (6.38%) HTTP
4 2 (4.26%) FTP
4 2 (4.26%) Internet
4 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.13%) Big Data
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.13%) HBase
2 1 (2.13%) HSQLDB
2 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 18 (38.30%) LoadRunner
2 16 (34.04%) JIRA
2 16 (34.04%) JMeter
3 15 (31.91%) HP UFT
4 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
4 14 (29.79%) Jenkins
5 11 (23.40%) Burp Suite
6 7 (14.89%) Selenium
7 2 (4.26%) ClearCase
7 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.26%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (4.26%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (2.13%) ERwin
8 1 (2.13%) JUnit
8 1 (2.13%) Toad
General
1 2 (4.26%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.13%) Military
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Test Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Architect
3 7 (14.89%) Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Software Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Performance Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Performance Test Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) .NET Developer
5 5 (10.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (10.64%) C# Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.51%) QA Tester
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Tester
7 3 (6.38%) CRM Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) REST
2 11 (23.40%) XML
3 9 (19.15%) Web Services
4 6 (12.77%) .NET
5 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
5 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (10.64%) CSS
5 5 (10.64%) HTML
5 5 (10.64%) XHTML
6 2 (4.26%) RESTful
6 2 (4.26%) SAML
6 2 (4.26%) SOAP
6 2 (4.26%) WSDL
7 1 (2.13%) Middleware
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (2.13%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.64%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (10.64%) Replication
4 2 (4.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.13%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 5 (10.64%) Windows
3 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.38%) Unix
4 2 (4.26%) CentOS
5 1 (2.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (55.32%) Software Engineering
3 21 (44.68%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (27.66%) BDD
4 13 (27.66%) OWASP
5 12 (25.53%) Integration Testing
5 12 (25.53%) Microservices
5 12 (25.53%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (21.28%) Coaching
6 10 (21.28%) Mentoring
6 10 (21.28%) Waterfall
7 9 (19.15%) UML
8 7 (14.89%) TOGAF
8 7 (14.89%) Web Development
9 6 (12.77%) SFIA
10 5 (10.64%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (10.64%) Data Flow Diagram
10 5 (10.64%) Data Privacy
10 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
10 5 (10.64%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) C#
2 5 (10.64%) C
2 5 (10.64%) VB
2 5 (10.64%) VB.NET
2 5 (10.64%) VB6
3 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 2 (4.26%) Ada
4 2 (4.26%) C++
4 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) WCAG
2 5 (10.64%) QA
3 2 (4.26%) MIL-STD-498
4 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) Nessus
2 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.26%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.13%) Ganglia
3 1 (2.13%) Nagios
3 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) HP
3 2 (4.26%) VMware
4 1 (2.13%) BMC
4 1 (2.13%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.13%) EnterpriseDB
4 1 (2.13%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.13%) Pega
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow