Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 21 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 69 69
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +2
Contract jobs citing SDLC 247 215 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.98% 2.76% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 3.30% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 144 159
Midlands median daily rate £423 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.42% +3.13% +8.84%
10th Percentile £302 £278 £295
90th Percentile £538 £561 £558
England median daily rate £475 £475 £440
% change year-on-year - +7.95% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Midlands median hourly rate £34.11 £29.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.60% -17.14% +15.82%
10th Percentile £30.94 £18.94 £32.50
90th Percentile £37.98 £35.90 £37.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £40.25
% change year-on-year +1.80% +3.73% -14.36%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,880 6,514 7,959
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.05% 83.51% 83.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,169 4,065 4,734
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £547 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 218 177
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.93 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.53% +12.03% -20.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.73
90th Percentile £43.75 £51.80 £39.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the Midlands

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in the Midlands

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in the Midlands

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in the Midlands

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 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
West Midlands +1 155 £420 +12.00% 64
East Midlands -9 88 £425 -10.53% 41
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 143 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (23.08%) Windows
3 56 (22.67%) SQL
3 56 (22.67%) Finance
4 53 (21.46%) Test Automation
5 51 (20.65%) Java
6 47 (19.03%) Scrum
7 44 (17.81%) Oracle
8 42 (17.00%) .NET
9 41 (16.60%) Microsoft
9 41 (16.60%) JIRA
10 37 (14.98%) C#
10 37 (14.98%) HTML
10 37 (14.98%) TDD
11 36 (14.57%) Waterfall
12 35 (14.17%) DevOps
13 31 (12.55%) XML
14 30 (12.15%) SQL Server
15 29 (11.74%) JavaScript
15 29 (11.74%) Web Services
15 29 (11.74%) Project Management
15 29 (11.74%) QA
15 29 (11.74%) Mentoring
16 28 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
17 27 (10.93%) ITIL
17 27 (10.93%) Linux
17 27 (10.93%) Python
18 26 (10.53%) Unix
19 24 (9.72%) Configuration Management
19 24 (9.72%) ASP.NET

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 22 (8.91%) Confluence
2 10 (4.05%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.43%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.02%) JBoss
5 4 (1.62%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.62%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.81%) Apache
6 2 (0.81%) CMS
6 2 (0.81%) DNN
6 2 (0.81%) Documentum
6 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.81%) IIS
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.40%) Kentico
7 1 (0.40%) SAS
7 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.40%) WildFly
Applications
1 20 (8.10%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (2.02%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Magento
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Primavera
3 1 (0.40%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.02%) IaaS
4 5 (2.02%) PaaS
5 4 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.62%) SaaS
6 2 (0.81%) Slack
6 2 (0.81%) Trello
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.40%) GitHub
7 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.26%) Internet
1 13 (5.26%) LAN
2 12 (4.86%) Network Security
3 10 (4.05%) Firewall
3 10 (4.05%) MPLS
3 10 (4.05%) SNMP
3 10 (4.05%) VLAN
3 10 (4.05%) WAN
4 9 (3.64%) SAN
5 3 (1.21%) HTTP
5 3 (1.21%) VoIP
6 2 (0.81%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.40%) SMS
7 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.64%) NoSQL
2 9 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (3.24%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.24%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.83%) Redis
5 6 (2.43%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.43%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.02%) MySQL
6 5 (2.02%) Oracle OWB
7 4 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.21%) Cloud Spanner
8 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.81%) Big Data
9 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.81%) Power BI
9 2 (0.81%) QlikView
9 2 (0.81%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 41 (16.60%) JIRA
2 20 (8.10%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.10%) Subversion
3 17 (6.88%) Selenium
4 15 (6.07%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.05%) Maven
5 10 (4.05%) SpecFlow
6 9 (3.64%) Visual Studio
7 8 (3.24%) JIRA Agile
7 8 (3.24%) SoapUI
7 8 (3.24%) SonarQube
8 7 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (2.43%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (2.02%) Artifactory
10 5 (2.02%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.02%) JDeveloper
10 5 (2.02%) Mercurial
10 5 (2.02%) Toad
11 4 (1.62%) Jasmine
General
1 56 (22.67%) Finance
2 21 (8.50%) Retail
3 8 (3.24%) Banking
4 5 (2.02%) Automotive
4 5 (2.02%) Marketing
5 4 (1.62%) Law
5 4 (1.62%) Legal
6 3 (1.21%) Persian Language
7 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (24.29%) Developer
2 49 (19.84%) Analyst
3 31 (12.55%) Architect
4 29 (11.74%) Project Manager
5 26 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 18 (7.29%) .NET Developer
7 12 (4.86%) Java Developer
8 11 (4.45%) C# Developer
8 11 (4.45%) Lead DevOps
9 10 (4.05%) Security Architect
10 9 (3.64%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (3.64%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (3.64%) Test Manager
11 8 (3.24%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (3.24%) QA Analyst
11 8 (3.24%) Scrum Master
12 7 (2.83%) AWS DevOps
12 7 (2.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (2.83%) Delivery Manager
12 7 (2.83%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (17.00%) .NET
2 37 (14.98%) HTML
3 31 (12.55%) XML
4 29 (11.74%) Web Services
5 24 (9.72%) ASP.NET
5 24 (9.72%) SOAP
6 20 (8.10%) CSS
7 18 (7.29%) AngularJS
8 16 (6.48%) JSON
8 16 (6.48%) Spring
9 15 (6.07%) Hibernate
10 12 (4.86%) Gherkin
10 12 (4.86%) Node.js
11 11 (4.45%) .NET Framework
11 11 (4.45%) Java EE
11 11 (4.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (3.64%) React
13 8 (3.24%) jQuery
14 7 (2.83%) LINQ
14 7 (2.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.29%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (6.48%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.83%) User Experience
6 5 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.62%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.62%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.21%) CMDB
8 3 (1.21%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.81%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.81%) iPad
9 2 (0.81%) iPhone
9 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 57 (23.08%) Windows
2 27 (10.93%) Linux
3 26 (10.53%) Unix
4 8 (3.24%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.21%) Android
5 3 (1.21%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (21.46%) Test Automation
3 47 (19.03%) Scrum
4 37 (14.98%) TDD
5 36 (14.57%) Waterfall
6 35 (14.17%) DevOps
7 29 (11.74%) Mentoring
7 29 (11.74%) Project Management
8 28 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (10.93%) ITIL
10 24 (9.72%) Change Management
10 24 (9.72%) Configuration Management
11 23 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (8.50%) Continuous Delivery
13 21 (8.50%) OO
14 19 (7.69%) Change Control
14 19 (7.69%) Information Security
14 19 (7.69%) Risk Management
15 18 (7.29%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (22.67%) SQL
2 51 (20.65%) Java
3 37 (14.98%) C#
4 29 (11.74%) JavaScript
5 27 (10.93%) Python
6 15 (6.07%) Perl
7 13 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.24%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.83%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.43%) Java 8
12 5 (2.02%) PHP
12 5 (2.02%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.62%) Ruby
13 4 (1.62%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.21%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.21%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.21%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.81%) ABAP
16 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (6.48%) Degree
2 11 (4.45%) ISEB
3 10 (4.05%) CISSP
3 10 (4.05%) SANS
4 9 (3.64%) CCNA
4 9 (3.64%) CCNP
4 9 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.43%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.43%) PMP
6 5 (2.02%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.62%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.21%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.21%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.81%) APMP
9 2 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.74%) QA
2 15 (6.07%) GDPR
3 4 (1.62%) SLA
4 3 (1.21%) PMO
5 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.40%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.40%) HAZOP
6 1 (0.40%) IFRS
6 1 (0.40%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (2.83%) Docker
2 3 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.40%) HDFS
4 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (4.05%) Puppet
2 6 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.02%) Ansible
4 4 (1.62%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.21%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.40%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.40%) Nagios
7 1 (0.40%) Oozie
7 1 (0.40%) SCCM
7 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 44 (17.81%) Oracle
2 41 (16.60%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.05%) Google
4 9 (3.64%) webMethods
5 7 (2.83%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.02%) IBM
7 4 (1.62%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.62%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.62%) Zend
8 3 (1.21%) Jaspersoft
8 3 (1.21%) Pega
8 3 (1.21%) Progress
8 3 (1.21%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.21%) SAP
8 3 (1.21%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.21%) Tableau
8 3 (1.21%) VMware
9 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.40%) Infor
10 1 (0.40%) Perforce