Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 80 58
Rank change year-on-year +15 -22 +13
Contract jobs citing SDLC 253 185 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.20% 2.32% 2.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 2.85% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 108 152
Midlands median daily rate £400 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% -0.63% +9.22%
10th Percentile £291 £260 £263
90th Percentile £534 £525 £634
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Midlands median hourly rate £40.50 £29.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.66% -17.14% +15.82%
10th Percentile £36.80 £20.33 £27.50
90th Percentile £44.60 £34.30 £40.00
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.00 £41.13
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.13% +11.15%

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 6,674 6,492 7,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 84.33% 81.57% 82.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,159 4,010 4,125
Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +4.73%
10th Percentile £260 £235 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 218 199
Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.62 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.15 £43.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.27
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.43% +10.81%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +28 146 £400 +2.89% 76
East Midlands +9 97 £400 - 43
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 146 (57.71%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (25.69%) SQL
3 56 (22.13%) Windows
4 49 (19.37%) .NET
4 49 (19.37%) Scrum
5 47 (18.58%) JIRA
6 45 (17.79%) HTML
7 43 (17.00%) Oracle
7 43 (17.00%) SQL Server
8 41 (16.21%) TDD
8 41 (16.21%) Test Automation
9 40 (15.81%) Finance
9 40 (15.81%) JavaScript
10 38 (15.02%) Java
10 38 (15.02%) C#
10 38 (15.02%) Linux
10 38 (15.02%) Microsoft
11 35 (13.83%) Python
12 33 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (12.65%) CSS
13 32 (12.65%) Git (software)
13 32 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
14 31 (12.25%) Project Management
15 29 (11.46%) DevOps
16 28 (11.07%) ITIL
17 27 (10.67%) Waterfall
18 26 (10.28%) QA
18 26 (10.28%) OO
19 25 (9.88%) Unix
20 23 (9.09%) Web Services

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 20 (7.91%) Confluence
2 9 (3.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.58%) JBoss
4 4 (1.58%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.19%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.19%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.79%) CMS
6 2 (0.79%) IIS
6 2 (0.79%) SAS
7 1 (0.40%) Apache
7 1 (0.40%) DNN
7 1 (0.40%) Kentico
7 1 (0.40%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.77%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (5.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.40%) GitHub
7 1 (0.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.32%) LAN
2 15 (5.93%) Network Security
3 13 (5.14%) Firewall
3 13 (5.14%) MPLS
3 13 (5.14%) SNMP
3 13 (5.14%) VLAN
3 13 (5.14%) WAN
4 9 (3.56%) Internet
4 9 (3.56%) SAN
5 3 (1.19%) HTTP
6 2 (0.79%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.40%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.51%) MongoDB
3 14 (5.53%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.95%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.56%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.56%) RDBMS
7 8 (3.16%) Redis
8 6 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.37%) MySQL
8 6 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.98%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.98%) Big Data
9 5 (1.98%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.58%) Sqoop
11 3 (1.19%) Cloud Spanner
11 3 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (18.58%) JIRA
2 32 (12.65%) Git (software)
3 21 (8.30%) Subversion
4 15 (5.93%) Jenkins
5 14 (5.53%) Maven
6 11 (4.35%) Selenium
6 11 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (3.95%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (3.56%) SpecFlow
8 9 (3.56%) Visual Studio
9 8 (3.16%) JIRA Agile
9 8 (3.16%) ProC
10 7 (2.77%) GitLab
11 5 (1.98%) Mercurial
11 5 (1.98%) SonarQube
11 5 (1.98%) VersionOne
12 4 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.58%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.58%) Gradle
12 4 (1.58%) Jasmine
General
1 40 (15.81%) Finance
2 15 (5.93%) Retail
3 9 (3.56%) Banking
4 7 (2.77%) Automotive
5 5 (1.98%) Marketing
6 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.19%) Persian Language
6 3 (1.19%) Publishing
7 2 (0.79%) Legal
7 2 (0.79%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (28.46%) Developer
2 55 (21.74%) Analyst
3 33 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 29 (11.46%) Architect
5 28 (11.07%) Business Analyst
6 20 (7.91%) .NET Developer
7 13 (5.14%) Security Architect
8 12 (4.74%) Agile Business Analyst
8 12 (4.74%) C# Developer
8 12 (4.74%) Java Developer
9 10 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (3.95%) Web Developer
10 9 (3.56%) CRM Developer
10 9 (3.56%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 9 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (3.16%) Analyst Programmer
11 8 (3.16%) ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (3.16%) Pick Analyst Programmer
11 8 (3.16%) Pick Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (19.37%) .NET
2 45 (17.79%) HTML
3 32 (12.65%) CSS
4 23 (9.09%) Web Services
5 20 (7.91%) ASP.NET
5 20 (7.91%) XML
6 19 (7.51%) AngularJS
7 14 (5.53%) Spring
8 13 (5.14%) Hibernate
8 13 (5.14%) JSON
8 13 (5.14%) Node.js
8 13 (5.14%) SOAP
9 11 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (4.35%) jQuery
9 11 (4.35%) Middleware
10 10 (3.95%) .NET Framework
10 10 (3.95%) React
11 9 (3.56%) LINQ
11 9 (3.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (3.16%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (7.51%) Management Information System
2 11 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.98%) User Experience
7 4 (1.58%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.19%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.19%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.79%) Clustering
9 2 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.79%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.40%) FMCG
10 1 (0.40%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.40%) NHS
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (22.13%) Windows
2 38 (15.02%) Linux
3 25 (9.88%) Unix
4 9 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.98%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.58%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.19%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (57.71%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (19.37%) Scrum
3 41 (16.21%) TDD
3 41 (16.21%) Test Automation
4 33 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (12.25%) Project Management
7 29 (11.46%) DevOps
8 28 (11.07%) ITIL
9 27 (10.67%) Waterfall
10 26 (10.28%) OO
11 23 (9.09%) Mentoring
12 22 (8.70%) Kanban
13 20 (7.91%) CRM
14 19 (7.51%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (7.11%) PRINCE2
16 17 (6.72%) Acceptance Criteria
16 17 (6.72%) Deployment Automation
16 17 (6.72%) E-Commerce
16 17 (6.72%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 65 (25.69%) SQL
2 40 (15.81%) JavaScript
3 38 (15.02%) C#
3 38 (15.02%) Java
4 35 (13.83%) Python
5 23 (9.09%) Perl
6 14 (5.53%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.16%) VB.NET
8 7 (2.77%) PHP
8 7 (2.77%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.37%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.37%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.98%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.98%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.58%) Java 8
11 4 (1.58%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.19%) C++
12 3 (1.19%) VB
13 2 (0.79%) C
13 2 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (7.51%) Degree
2 11 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (3.95%) CISSP
3 10 (3.95%) SANS
4 9 (3.56%) CCNA
4 9 (3.56%) CCNP
5 8 (3.16%) PMP
6 7 (2.77%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.77%) PMI Certification
7 6 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.19%) ISEB
8 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.79%) APMP
9 2 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.79%) MCSE
10 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.40%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.28%) QA
2 18 (7.11%) GDPR
3 3 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.19%) PMO
4 2 (0.79%) SLA
5 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.40%) IFRS
5 1 (0.40%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (3.16%) Docker
2 4 (1.58%) HDFS
3 3 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (5.14%) Puppet
2 10 (3.95%) ZABBIX
3 4 (1.58%) Oozie
3 4 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.79%) Ansible
4 2 (0.79%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.40%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.40%) Nagios
5 1 (0.40%) SCCM
5 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (17.00%) Oracle
2 38 (15.02%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.95%) Google
4 9 (3.56%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.98%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.58%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.58%) Zend
7 3 (1.19%) Jaspersoft
7 3 (1.19%) VMware
7 3 (1.19%) webMethods
7 3 (1.19%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.79%) Cisco
8 2 (0.79%) Pega
8 2 (0.79%) Perforce
8 2 (0.79%) Progress
9 1 (0.40%) HP
9 1 (0.40%) NetApp
9 1 (0.40%) Qualys
9 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.40%) SAP