Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 32 57
Rank change year-on-year -13 +25 +3
Contract jobs citing SDLC 24 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.65% 3.29% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.29% 3.94% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 8
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £419 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +15.52% -39.58%
10th Percentile £320 £301 £321
90th Percentile £564 £438 £438
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -7.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £69.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% -38.47% +72.68%
North West median hourly rate £103.13 £27.50 £69.07
% change year-on-year +275.00% -60.19% +72.68%

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 560 381 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.11% 83.55% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 242 397
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £258 £300 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 35 62
Lancashire median hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +6.25% +16.03%
10th Percentile £11.15 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.12 £47.00 £59.31
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.02
% change year-on-year -25.12% +42.70% -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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -16 11 £475 +11.76% 2
Preston +11 8 £400 +166.67% 4
Blackburn - 2 - - 1
Chorley -17 1 - - 7
SDLC
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 15 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (45.83%) JIRA
4 10 (41.67%) Git (software)
4 10 (41.67%) Confluence
4 10 (41.67%) Jenkins
5 9 (37.50%) Slack
6 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (33.33%) BDD
6 8 (33.33%) REST
6 8 (33.33%) HP UFT
7 7 (29.17%) OWASP
7 7 (29.17%) Microservices
7 7 (29.17%) Coaching
7 7 (29.17%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (25.00%) UML
8 6 (25.00%) Firewall
9 5 (20.83%) JMeter
9 5 (20.83%) BPR
9 5 (20.83%) TOGAF
9 5 (20.83%) Nessus
9 5 (20.83%) Network Design
9 5 (20.83%) Replication
9 5 (20.83%) SOA
9 5 (20.83%) LoadRunner

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 (41.67%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Slack
2 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.33%) IaaS
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) Reverse Proxy
2 5 (20.83%) SAN
3 2 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) JIRA
2 10 (41.67%) Git (software)
2 10 (41.67%) Jenkins
3 8 (33.33%) HP UFT
4 5 (20.83%) Burp Suite
4 5 (20.83%) JMeter
4 5 (20.83%) LoadRunner
5 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 3 (12.50%) Selenium
6 2 (8.33%) JUnit
7 1 (4.17%) ClearCase
7 1 (4.17%) GitLab
7 1 (4.17%) Jasmine
7 1 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (4.17%) SonarQube
7 1 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Architect
1 5 (20.83%) Software Engineer
1 5 (20.83%) Test Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 3 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 2 (8.33%) CRM Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Development Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Testing Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) REST
2 5 (20.83%) Web Services
3 4 (16.67%) .NET
3 4 (16.67%) CSS
3 4 (16.67%) HTML
4 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (12.50%) XHTML
4 3 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (8.33%) Node.js
5 2 (8.33%) RESTful
6 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.17%) CSS3
6 1 (4.17%) FreeMarker
6 1 (4.17%) HTML5
6 1 (4.17%) jQuery
6 1 (4.17%) MEAN Stack
6 1 (4.17%) Nunjucks
6 1 (4.17%) Redux
6 1 (4.17%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (20.83%) Replication
3 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (8.33%) User Experience
5 1 (4.17%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
1 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 8 (33.33%) BDD
4 7 (29.17%) Coaching
4 7 (29.17%) Microservices
4 7 (29.17%) OWASP
4 7 (29.17%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (25.00%) UML
6 5 (20.83%) BPR
6 5 (20.83%) IDEF
6 5 (20.83%) Network Design
6 5 (20.83%) Project Planning
6 5 (20.83%) SOA
6 5 (20.83%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (20.83%) TOGAF
6 5 (20.83%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
1 4 (16.67%) VB
2 3 (12.50%) C
2 3 (12.50%) C#
2 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
2 3 (12.50%) VB6
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) Ada
4 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (8.33%) DBS Check
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) WCAG
2 2 (8.33%) QA
3 1 (4.17%) MIL-STD-498
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Nessus
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.17%) EnterpriseDB
2 1 (4.17%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) Pega
2 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow