Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 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 > Manchester
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 86 83
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 -13
Contract jobs citing SDLC 67 54 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.14% 1.90% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 2.30% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 35 42
Manchester median daily rate £387 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.13% +3.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £315
90th Percentile £530 £563 £533
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -7.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Manchester median hourly rate £170.00 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +709.52% - -
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 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 2,568 2,350 3,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.07% 82.69% 84.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,630 1,476 1,929
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 80 66
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +23.81% -15.27%
10th Percentile £11.95 £11.75 £10.94
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.30 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £22.37 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -25.45% +42.86% -29.32%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 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
Salford +4 5 £425 - 1
Stockport +7 1 £375 - 6
Bolton - 1 £335 - 1
SDLC
North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 50 (74.63%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.28%) TDD
3 23 (34.33%) Scrum
4 21 (31.34%) Java
5 19 (28.36%) SQL
5 19 (28.36%) JIRA
5 19 (28.36%) RESTful
6 18 (26.87%) .NET
7 17 (25.37%) Test Automation
8 15 (22.39%) Selenium
8 15 (22.39%) HTML
9 14 (20.90%) Web Services
9 14 (20.90%) CSS
10 13 (19.40%) JavaScript
10 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (17.91%) BDD
11 12 (17.91%) Python
12 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
12 11 (16.42%) Jenkins
12 11 (16.42%) Mentoring
13 10 (14.93%) Confluence
13 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
13 10 (14.93%) MVC
13 10 (14.93%) Spring
14 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
14 9 (13.43%) QA
14 9 (13.43%) DevOps
15 8 (11.94%) Octopus Deploy
15 8 (11.94%) JSON

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 (14.93%) Confluence
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.97%) GitHub
4 2 (2.99%) IaaS
5 1 (1.49%) Office 365
5 1 (1.49%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.49%) SaaS
5 1 (1.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) SMS
2 2 (2.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.97%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (5.97%) MySQL
4 3 (4.48%) Big Data
4 3 (4.48%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (4.48%) GIS
4 3 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.49%) Riak
Development Applications
1 19 (28.36%) JIRA
2 15 (22.39%) Selenium
3 11 (16.42%) Jenkins
4 8 (11.94%) JUnit
4 8 (11.94%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (8.96%) Bitbucket
5 6 (8.96%) Cucumber
5 6 (8.96%) Mockito
5 6 (8.96%) TestNG
6 5 (7.46%) Git (software)
6 5 (7.46%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.48%) Eclipse
7 3 (4.48%) Maven
8 2 (2.99%) GitLab
8 2 (2.99%) Gradle
8 2 (2.99%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.99%) Subversion
9 1 (1.49%) Burp Suite
9 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (8.96%) Finance
1 6 (8.96%) Retail
2 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Back Office
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Electronics
3 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.49%) Games
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (56.72%) Developer
2 9 (13.43%) Java Developer
3 8 (11.94%) .NET Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.45%) Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Python Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Software Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Django Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Python/Django Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Applications Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Developer in Test
8 3 (4.48%) Development Manager
8 3 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Tester
9 2 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.36%) RESTful
2 18 (26.87%) .NET
3 15 (22.39%) HTML
4 14 (20.90%) CSS
4 14 (20.90%) Web Services
5 10 (14.93%) Spring
6 8 (11.94%) Django
6 8 (11.94%) JSON
6 8 (11.94%) SOAP
7 7 (10.45%) jQuery
7 7 (10.45%) XML
8 5 (7.46%) AngularJS
8 5 (7.46%) React
9 4 (5.97%) Hibernate
9 4 (5.97%) Node.js
10 3 (4.48%) CSS3
10 3 (4.48%) HTML5
10 3 (4.48%) Kafka
10 3 (4.48%) REST
11 2 (2.99%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.48%) User Experience
3 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (1.49%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Linux
2 6 (8.96%) Unix
3 3 (4.48%) Windows
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (74.63%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.28%) TDD
3 23 (34.33%) Scrum
4 17 (25.37%) Test Automation
5 12 (17.91%) BDD
6 11 (16.42%) Mentoring
7 10 (14.93%) MVC
8 9 (13.43%) DevOps
8 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
9 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (10.45%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (10.45%) E-Commerce
10 7 (10.45%) Kanban
10 7 (10.45%) Microservices
11 5 (7.46%) API Testing
11 5 (7.46%) Coaching
11 5 (7.46%) Waterfall
12 4 (5.97%) Open Source
12 4 (5.97%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) Java
2 19 (28.36%) SQL
3 13 (19.40%) JavaScript
4 12 (17.91%) Python
5 6 (8.96%) C#
6 2 (2.99%) C++
6 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.99%) VB
6 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.99%) VB6
7 1 (1.49%) C
7 1 (1.49%) Erlang
7 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.49%) Ruby
7 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) ISEB
2 2 (2.99%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.49%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Docker
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
2 1 (1.49%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.45%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) Citrix
3 1 (1.49%) Google
3 1 (1.49%) HP
3 1 (1.49%) Ivanti
3 1 (1.49%) Pega
3 1 (1.49%) SAP