Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 84 66
Rank change year-on-year +3 -18 +4
Contract jobs citing SDLC 77 53 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.39% 1.88% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 2.31% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 32 57
Manchester median daily rate £387 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.57% -6.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £325 £268 £313
90th Percentile £500 £475 £538
North West median daily rate £375 £356 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% -6.25% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £170.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £39.38 £41.75 £38.25
% change year-on-year -5.69% +9.15% +3.38%

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 2,744 2,293 3,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 85.14% 81.43% 83.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,779 1,396 1,828
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £545
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 67 49
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £17.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +12.72% +15.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.14
90th Percentile £42.00 £44.25 £47.60
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -32.14% +27.27% +2.50%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +3 5 £425 -15.00% 2
Bolton +4 1 £335 - 1
Stockport - 1 £375 - 5
SDLC
North West

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 45 (58.44%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.87%) Scrum
3 22 (28.57%) SQL
4 19 (24.68%) JavaScript
4 19 (24.68%) TDD
5 17 (22.08%) HTML
5 17 (22.08%) Java
6 16 (20.78%) Jenkins
7 15 (19.48%) .NET
7 15 (19.48%) CSS
8 14 (18.18%) C#
8 14 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 14 (18.18%) JIRA
9 13 (16.88%) REST
9 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
10 12 (15.58%) Test Automation
10 12 (15.58%) Confluence
10 12 (15.58%) AngularJS
11 11 (14.29%) E-Commerce
11 11 (14.29%) Coaching
12 10 (12.99%) Microservices
12 10 (12.99%) Linux
12 10 (12.99%) Python
12 10 (12.99%) MVC
13 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (11.69%) Project Management
13 9 (11.69%) JUnit
13 9 (11.69%) RESTful
13 9 (11.69%) Spring
13 9 (11.69%) Git (software)

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 12 (15.58%) Confluence
2 2 (2.60%) NServiceBus
2 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.30%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) BPCS
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Slack
2 5 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.19%) GitHub
4 1 (1.30%) Basecamp
4 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) Internet
2 3 (3.90%) Bluetooth
2 3 (3.90%) SMS
2 3 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.60%) SSL
4 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 7 (9.09%) MySQL
3 5 (6.49%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.30%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.30%) DB2
6 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.30%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (20.78%) Jenkins
2 14 (18.18%) JIRA
3 9 (11.69%) Git (software)
3 9 (11.69%) JUnit
4 6 (7.79%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.79%) Selenium
5 5 (6.49%) HP UFT
5 5 (6.49%) Mockito
5 5 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (6.49%) TestNG
6 4 (5.19%) Burp Suite
6 4 (5.19%) JMeter
6 4 (5.19%) LoadRunner
6 4 (5.19%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.60%) GitLab
7 2 (2.60%) Maven
7 2 (2.60%) Subversion
7 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (10.39%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Back Office
2 7 (9.09%) Retail
3 6 (7.79%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.19%) Marketing
6 3 (3.90%) Automotive
6 3 (3.90%) Electronics
7 2 (2.60%) Banking
7 2 (2.60%) Games
7 2 (2.60%) Legal
8 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (49.35%) Developer
2 12 (15.58%) Project Manager
3 9 (11.69%) Java Developer
4 6 (7.79%) Software Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.49%) Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) C# Developer
5 5 (6.49%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Python Developer
6 4 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Django Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (5.19%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Python/Django Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Applications Developer
7 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.08%) HTML
2 15 (19.48%) .NET
2 15 (19.48%) CSS
3 13 (16.88%) REST
4 12 (15.58%) AngularJS
5 9 (11.69%) RESTful
5 9 (11.69%) Spring
6 8 (10.39%) React
6 8 (10.39%) Web Services
6 8 (10.39%) XML
7 7 (9.09%) jQuery
7 7 (9.09%) Node.js
7 7 (9.09%) WPF
8 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET
9 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (6.49%) HTML5
9 5 (6.49%) JSON
9 5 (6.49%) SOAP
10 4 (5.19%) Django
11 3 (3.90%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) User Experience
2 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.60%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.30%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (1.30%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Linux
2 5 (6.49%) Unix
2 5 (6.49%) Windows
3 4 (5.19%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (58.44%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.87%) Scrum
3 19 (24.68%) TDD
4 14 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 12 (15.58%) Test Automation
6 11 (14.29%) Coaching
6 11 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 10 (12.99%) Microservices
7 10 (12.99%) MVC
8 9 (11.69%) Mentoring
8 9 (11.69%) Project Management
8 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.39%) BDD
9 8 (10.39%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (10.39%) DevOps
10 7 (9.09%) SFIA
11 6 (7.79%) Kanban
11 6 (7.79%) Waterfall
12 4 (5.19%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.57%) SQL
2 19 (24.68%) JavaScript
3 17 (22.08%) Java
4 14 (18.18%) C#
5 10 (12.99%) Python
6 6 (7.79%) C++
7 3 (3.90%) C
8 2 (2.60%) Ruby
8 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.30%) Groovy
9 1 (1.30%) PHP
9 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.30%) RPG
9 1 (1.30%) RPG IV
9 1 (1.30%) Scala
9 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) ISEB
3 1 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.30%) PMP
3 1 (1.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
1 4 (5.19%) WCAG
2 3 (3.90%) MISRA
3 1 (1.30%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Docker
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Nessus
2 2 (2.60%) Puppet
3 1 (1.30%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.30%) Nagios
3 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.79%) Oracle
3 3 (3.90%) SAP
4 2 (2.60%) Citrix
4 2 (2.60%) Ivanti
4 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.30%) HP
5 1 (1.30%) hybris
5 1 (1.30%) Infor
5 1 (1.30%) Pega