Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 48 59
Rank change year-on-year +22 +11 -13
Contract jobs citing SDLC 28 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.11% 2.55% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.43% 3.01% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 14
Lancashire median daily rate £394 £350 £509
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -31.20% -9.96%
10th Percentile £305 £325 £416
90th Percentile £438 £375 £581
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 2
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +8.77% -
10th Percentile £40.25 £34.63 £37.30
90th Percentile £44.00 £69.07 £39.70
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £41.88 £38.50
% change year-on-year -2.09% +8.77% -

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 377 499 783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 82.31% 84.86% 82.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 344 536
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -16.67% +16.50%
10th Percentile £272 £213 £280
90th Percentile £615 £575 £658
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 49 79
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +12.16% +36.20%
10th Percentile £11.72 £12.04 £18.06
90th Percentile £53.00 £67.21 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £29.71
% change year-on-year - -15.85% +65.06%

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 16 December 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Lancashire over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 December 2017. 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 +21 11 £425 +21.43% 1
Preston -4 9 £150 -
Chorley - 2 £356 - 1
Blackburn - 1 - -
SDLC
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 21 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
2 15 (53.57%) SQL
3 14 (50.00%) Java
3 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (42.86%) TDD
5 11 (39.29%) JIRA
5 11 (39.29%) Mentoring
6 10 (35.71%) Coaching
6 10 (35.71%) Microservices
6 10 (35.71%) SFIA
6 10 (35.71%) Slack
6 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
6 10 (35.71%) Open Source
6 10 (35.71%) Cucumber
6 10 (35.71%) BDD
6 10 (35.71%) MongoDB
6 10 (35.71%) Confluence
6 10 (35.71%) NoSQL
6 10 (35.71%) Node.js
6 10 (35.71%) REST
6 10 (35.71%) User Stories
6 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 10 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (35.71%) MySQL
6 10 (35.71%) Linux
7 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (25.00%) Scrum

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 10 (35.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) MongoDB
1 10 (35.71%) MySQL
1 10 (35.71%) NoSQL
1 10 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (21.43%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) JIRA
2 10 (35.71%) Cucumber
2 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
3 6 (21.43%) Jasmine
3 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 6 (21.43%) JUnit
4 3 (10.71%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.57%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
1 5 (17.86%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Avionics
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Military
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Software Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Java Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Software Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Java Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 2 (7.14%) MySQL Developer
6 2 (7.14%) NoSQL Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Requirements Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Cognos BI Developer
7 1 (3.57%) DOORS Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (3.57%) JavaScript Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Software Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Node.js
1 10 (35.71%) REST
2 4 (14.29%) WCF
2 4 (14.29%) WinForms
2 4 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.14%) Ajax
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (7.14%) CSS
3 2 (7.14%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (7.14%) RESTful
3 2 (7.14%) SOAP
3 2 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Linux
1 10 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
3 12 (42.86%) TDD
4 11 (39.29%) Mentoring
5 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (35.71%) BDD
5 10 (35.71%) Coaching
5 10 (35.71%) Microservices
5 10 (35.71%) Open Source
5 10 (35.71%) SFIA
5 10 (35.71%) User Stories
6 7 (25.00%) Kanban
6 7 (25.00%) Scrum
7 4 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (14.29%) MVC
7 4 (14.29%) Programme Management
8 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
8 3 (10.71%) UML
9 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) SQL
2 14 (50.00%) Java
2 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.86%) VB
4 4 (14.29%) C#
4 4 (14.29%) C++
4 4 (14.29%) VBA
5 1 (3.57%) Ada
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) HND
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) MIL-STD-1553
2 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.57%) Cognos