Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 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 > Manchester
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 90 66
Rank change year-on-year +7 -24 +33
Contract jobs citing SDLC 62 74 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.13% 2.20% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 2.60% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 52 57
Manchester median daily rate £400 £381 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -1.61% -6.34%
10th Percentile £275 £310 £293
90th Percentile £600 £533 £585
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 - -
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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2372 2843 3194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.65% 84.36% 81.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1548 1802 1895
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £261 £238
90th Percentile £575 £543 £528
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 52 81
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £15.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.11% +26.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.28 £12.13
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.38 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £29.71
% change year-on-year - -15.85% +65.06%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Manchester

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Manchester

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Manchester

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Manchester

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 17 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
Bolton -6 5 £300 +8.11% 4
Stockport -1 4 - - 4
Oldham - 1 - -
Rochdale - 1 - -
Salford - 1 - -
SDLC
North West

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

1 34 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (48.39%) SQL
3 26 (41.94%) JavaScript
4 24 (38.71%) Test Automation
5 21 (33.87%) Java
6 18 (29.03%) Git (software)
6 18 (29.03%) JIRA
7 16 (25.81%) MongoDB
7 16 (25.81%) TDD
8 14 (22.58%) Node.js
8 14 (22.58%) REST
9 13 (20.97%) Software Engineering
10 12 (19.35%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (19.35%) Linux
11 11 (17.74%) MySQL
11 11 (17.74%) Data Modelling
11 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
11 11 (17.74%) Scrum
11 11 (17.74%) Finance
11 11 (17.74%) Business Analysis
11 11 (17.74%) Cucumber
11 11 (17.74%) NoSQL
11 11 (17.74%) Open Source
11 11 (17.74%) Mentoring
11 11 (17.74%) Coaching
12 10 (16.13%) Microservices
12 10 (16.13%) Confluence
12 10 (16.13%) BDD
12 10 (16.13%) Use Case
12 10 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (16.13%) Confluence
2 4 (6.45%) CMS
3 2 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.13%) Slack
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.61%) GitHub
3 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.84%) Wireshark
2 2 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) MongoDB
2 12 (19.35%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (17.74%) MySQL
3 11 (17.74%) NoSQL
4 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.61%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.61%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.61%) Redis
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) Git (software)
1 18 (29.03%) JIRA
2 11 (17.74%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.45%) Eclipse
3 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.84%) Bitbucket
4 3 (4.84%) JUnit
4 3 (4.84%) MSI
4 3 (4.84%) TestComplete
4 3 (4.84%) WinDbg
5 2 (3.23%) Gradle
5 2 (3.23%) gulp
5 2 (3.23%) JProfiler
5 2 (3.23%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.61%) GitLab
6 1 (1.61%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 10 (16.13%) Retail
3 3 (4.84%) Back Office
4 2 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (33.87%) Developer
2 13 (20.97%) Java Developer
3 12 (19.35%) Analyst
4 9 (14.52%) Business Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Architect
5 5 (8.06%) JavaScript Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Software Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Java Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Java Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) Node.js
1 14 (22.58%) REST
2 9 (14.52%) .NET
2 9 (14.52%) HTML
3 8 (12.90%) XML
4 7 (11.29%) Spring
5 6 (9.68%) AngularJS
5 6 (9.68%) CSS
5 6 (9.68%) J2EE
5 6 (9.68%) jQuery
6 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.84%) Ajax
7 3 (4.84%) Hibernate
7 3 (4.84%) HTML5
7 3 (4.84%) JSON
7 3 (4.84%) LINQ
7 3 (4.84%) Sass
7 3 (4.84%) SOAP
7 3 (4.84%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.23%) Online Banking
2 2 (3.23%) User Experience
3 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Linux
2 10 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (11.29%) Windows
4 5 (8.06%) Android
5 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
5 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.71%) Test Automation
3 16 (25.81%) TDD
4 13 (20.97%) Software Engineering
5 11 (17.74%) Business Analysis
5 11 (17.74%) Coaching
5 11 (17.74%) Data Modelling
5 11 (17.74%) Mentoring
5 11 (17.74%) Open Source
5 11 (17.74%) Scrum
6 10 (16.13%) BDD
6 10 (16.13%) Microservices
6 10 (16.13%) UML
6 10 (16.13%) Use Case
7 9 (14.52%) ERD
8 8 (12.90%) Waterfall
9 6 (9.68%) ITIL
9 6 (9.68%) Project Management
9 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (9.68%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 30 (48.39%) SQL
2 26 (41.94%) JavaScript
3 21 (33.87%) Java
4 10 (16.13%) C#
5 5 (8.06%) Python
6 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.23%) Ruby
7 2 (3.23%) Scala
8 1 (1.61%) Groovy
8 1 (1.61%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.61%) R
8 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) ECDL
2 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (4.84%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) SCCM
1 3 (4.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) Oracle
3 4 (6.45%) Sophos
4 3 (4.84%) HP
4 3 (4.84%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.23%) Blue Prism
5 2 (3.23%) Kony
5 2 (3.23%) Perforce
6 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.61%) Pega
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat