Period
to 9 December 2018

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 9 December 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.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 25 51
Rank change year-on-year -16 +26 +8
Contract jobs citing SDLC 33 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.79% 6.09% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.61% 7.39% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 1
Lancashire median daily rate £415 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.40% +12.50% -31.20%
10th Percentile £326 £305 £325
90th Percentile £503 £438 £375
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year - +1.59% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 7
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +6.92% +3.25%
10th Percentile £33.13 £40.25 £34.63
90th Percentile £39.38 £44.00 £69.07
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £41.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year -11.59% +3.14% +3.25%

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 588 379 512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.34% 82.39% 84.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 236 342
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £424 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.19% +13.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £270 £272 £190
90th Percentile £624 £615 £556
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 44 51
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £15.14 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.50 £53.00 £66.75
North West median hourly rate £22.22 £28.00 £21.02
% change year-on-year -20.66% +33.19% -29.26%

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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 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
Blackpool -7 17 £440 +3.53%
Preston 0 7 £400 +166.67% 5
Chorley -12 3 £375 +5.26% 9
Blackburn -4 2 - - 1
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
SDLC
North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 20 (60.61%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (45.45%) JIRA
4 15 (45.45%) Confluence
5 14 (42.42%) LoadRunner
5 14 (42.42%) Slack
6 13 (39.39%) HP UFT
6 13 (39.39%) BDD
6 13 (39.39%) Jenkins
6 13 (39.39%) Git (software)
7 12 (36.36%) OWASP
7 12 (36.36%) REST
7 12 (36.36%) JMeter
8 11 (33.33%) Microservices
9 10 (30.30%) Coaching
9 10 (30.30%) Burp Suite
9 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (30.30%) Integration Testing
9 10 (30.30%) Nessus
10 9 (27.27%) Waterfall
10 9 (27.27%) WCAG
10 9 (27.27%) Mentoring
10 9 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (21.21%) UML
11 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
11 7 (21.21%) Web Services
12 6 (18.18%) Firewall
12 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
13 5 (15.15%) IDEF

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 15 (45.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (42.42%) Slack
2 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Firewall
2 5 (15.15%) Reverse Proxy
2 5 (15.15%) SAN
3 3 (9.09%) HTTP
4 2 (6.06%) FTP
4 2 (6.06%) Internet
4 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (45.45%) JIRA
2 14 (42.42%) LoadRunner
3 13 (39.39%) Git (software)
3 13 (39.39%) HP UFT
3 13 (39.39%) Jenkins
4 12 (36.36%) JMeter
5 10 (30.30%) Burp Suite
6 5 (15.15%) Selenium
7 2 (6.06%) ClearCase
7 2 (6.06%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
8 1 (3.03%) JUnit
General
1 1 (3.03%) Banking
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Architect
2 5 (15.15%) Software Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Performance Test Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.06%) CRM Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (6.06%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) REST
2 7 (21.21%) Web Services
3 5 (15.15%) XML
4 4 (12.12%) .NET
5 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (9.09%) CSS
5 3 (9.09%) HTML
5 3 (9.09%) XHTML
6 2 (6.06%) RESTful
6 2 (6.06%) SOAP
7 1 (3.03%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (15.15%) Replication
3 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (3.03%) Blog
5 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
1 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (6.06%) Unix
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 20 (60.61%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (39.39%) BDD
5 12 (36.36%) OWASP
6 11 (33.33%) Microservices
7 10 (30.30%) Coaching
7 10 (30.30%) Integration Testing
8 9 (27.27%) Mentoring
8 9 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (27.27%) Waterfall
9 7 (21.21%) UML
10 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (15.15%) BPR
11 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (15.15%) Data Privacy
11 5 (15.15%) IDEF
11 5 (15.15%) Network Design
11 5 (15.15%) SOA
11 5 (15.15%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) C
1 3 (9.09%) C#
1 3 (9.09%) VB
1 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
1 3 (9.09%) VB6
2 2 (6.06%) Ada
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) WCAG
2 2 (6.06%) MIL-STD-498
2 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) Nessus
2 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.03%) Ansible
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
3 1 (3.03%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) HP
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) EnterpriseDB
4 1 (3.03%) Pega
4 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow