Period
to 21 October 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 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 68 87
Rank change year-on-year -16 +19 -13
Contract jobs citing SDLC 218 219 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.76% 2.78% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 3.29% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 160 143
Midlands median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.31% +4.88% +12.28%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £301
90th Percentile £600 £564 £572
England median daily rate £475 £475 £438
% change year-on-year - +8.57% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate £30.71 - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +0.09%

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 6,625 6,654 8,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.75% 84.51% 83.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,093 4,217 5,021
Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £246 £250
90th Percentile £563 £550 £575
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 239 204
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +24.30% -15.32%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.46
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.50 £39.85
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 October 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 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
West Midlands +1 135 £450 +12.50% 86
East Midlands -3 85 £425 -2.86% 48
SDLC
England

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

1 126 (57.80%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (25.69%) SQL
3 51 (23.39%) Scrum
3 51 (23.39%) Test Automation
4 49 (22.48%) Java
5 44 (20.18%) Oracle
5 44 (20.18%) Microsoft
6 41 (18.81%) Windows
7 40 (18.35%) JIRA
8 39 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (17.89%) Finance
9 36 (16.51%) HTML
10 35 (16.06%) .NET
10 35 (16.06%) Web Services
10 35 (16.06%) TDD
10 35 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
11 34 (15.60%) JavaScript
11 34 (15.60%) DevOps
12 33 (15.14%) C#
12 33 (15.14%) Amazon AWS
12 33 (15.14%) Waterfall
13 30 (13.76%) Configuration Management
14 27 (12.39%) Mentoring
14 27 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (11.47%) Workflow
16 23 (10.55%) Change Management
16 23 (10.55%) CSS
16 23 (10.55%) XML
16 23 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
17 22 (10.09%) Confluence

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 (10.09%) Confluence
2 11 (5.05%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (3.21%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.83%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.92%) Apache
5 2 (0.92%) Documentum
5 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.92%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.46%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.46%) Appian
6 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.46%) DNN
6 1 (0.46%) JBoss
6 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (8.72%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.29%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.92%) Windchill
6 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.67%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (3.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.83%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.92%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.46%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.46%) Primavera
8 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.46%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (15.14%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.50%) Dynamics 365
3 12 (5.50%) SaaS
4 10 (4.59%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (4.13%) PaaS
6 8 (3.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (3.67%) Office 365
7 7 (3.21%) GitHub
8 5 (2.29%) IaaS
9 2 (0.92%) Slack
9 2 (0.92%) Trello
10 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.46%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.46%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.05%) Internet
2 10 (4.59%) Network Security
3 7 (3.21%) Firewall
4 6 (2.75%) VLAN
5 5 (2.29%) HTTP
5 5 (2.29%) LAN
5 5 (2.29%) MPLS
5 5 (2.29%) SAN
5 5 (2.29%) SNMP
5 5 (2.29%) WAN
6 4 (1.83%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.83%) VoIP
7 2 (0.92%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.92%) DNS
7 2 (0.92%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.92%) RTP
7 2 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.46%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.46%) SMS
8 1 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.05%) MySQL
3 10 (4.59%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.13%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.21%) SQLite
6 5 (2.29%) Oracle OWB
6 5 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.83%) DB2
7 4 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.83%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.38%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.92%) QlikView
10 1 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.46%) Big Data
10 1 (0.46%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 40 (18.35%) JIRA
2 21 (9.63%) Git (software)
3 17 (7.80%) Jenkins
4 16 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (5.96%) Selenium
5 13 (5.96%) Subversion
6 10 (4.59%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (4.13%) Maven
7 9 (4.13%) Xcode
8 8 (3.67%) Cucumber
8 8 (3.67%) Eclipse
9 7 (3.21%) GitLab
9 7 (3.21%) JDeveloper
9 7 (3.21%) SoapUI
9 7 (3.21%) Toad
9 7 (3.21%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.75%) SonarQube
10 6 (2.75%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (2.75%) SpecFlow
11 5 (2.29%) HP UFT
General
1 39 (17.89%) Finance
2 16 (7.34%) Retail
3 8 (3.67%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.75%) Law
5 5 (2.29%) Automotive
5 5 (2.29%) Marketing
6 4 (1.83%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.38%) Legal
8 2 (0.92%) Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Advertising
9 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (25.69%) Developer
2 45 (20.64%) Analyst
3 32 (14.68%) Business Analyst
4 31 (14.22%) Architect
5 15 (6.88%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.05%) Applications Developer
7 10 (4.59%) Agile Business Analyst
7 10 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.13%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.13%) Security Architect
9 8 (3.67%) Consultant
9 8 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (3.67%) Lead DevOps
9 8 (3.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 8 (3.67%) Mobile Developer
9 8 (3.67%) Test Manager
10 7 (3.21%) AWS DevOps
10 7 (3.21%) Oracle Analyst
10 7 (3.21%) Software Engineer
11 6 (2.75%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.51%) HTML
2 35 (16.06%) .NET
2 35 (16.06%) Web Services
3 23 (10.55%) CSS
3 23 (10.55%) XML
4 18 (8.26%) HTML5
5 16 (7.34%) ASP.NET
5 16 (7.34%) JSON
5 16 (7.34%) SOAP
6 15 (6.88%) CSS3
7 12 (5.50%) jQuery
7 12 (5.50%) KnockoutJS
7 12 (5.50%) Spring
7 12 (5.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (4.59%) Gherkin
8 10 (4.59%) REST
9 9 (4.13%) iOS SDK
9 9 (4.13%) JSP
9 9 (4.13%) Zurb Foundation
10 8 (3.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.26%) Mobile App
3 16 (7.34%) User Experience
4 14 (6.42%) Computer Science
4 14 (6.42%) Public Cloud
4 14 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (5.05%) iPhone
6 10 (4.59%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.83%) PKI
10 3 (1.38%) CMDB
10 3 (1.38%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.38%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.92%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.92%) iPad
11 2 (0.92%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.46%) RIA
12 1 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.81%) Windows
2 20 (9.17%) Unix
3 14 (6.42%) Apple iOS
4 13 (5.96%) Android
5 11 (5.05%) Linux
6 3 (1.38%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.46%) Solaris
8 1 (0.46%) SUSE
8 1 (0.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (57.80%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (23.39%) Scrum
2 51 (23.39%) Test Automation
3 39 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (16.06%) TDD
5 34 (15.60%) DevOps
6 33 (15.14%) Waterfall
7 30 (13.76%) Configuration Management
8 27 (12.39%) Mentoring
9 25 (11.47%) Workflow
10 23 (10.55%) Change Management
10 23 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (9.63%) Business Analysis
12 20 (9.17%) OO
12 20 (9.17%) Project Management
13 19 (8.72%) Risk Management
14 18 (8.26%) Information Security
14 18 (8.26%) MVC
15 17 (7.80%) Change Control
15 17 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (25.69%) SQL
2 49 (22.48%) Java
3 34 (15.60%) JavaScript
4 33 (15.14%) C#
5 16 (7.34%) Python
6 14 (6.42%) Apple Swift
7 13 (5.96%) Objective-C
8 12 (5.50%) Perl
8 12 (5.50%) PL/SQL
9 9 (4.13%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.75%) C
10 6 (2.75%) Java 8
11 5 (2.29%) PHP
11 5 (2.29%) Ruby
12 4 (1.83%) Groovy
13 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.38%) C++
14 2 (0.92%) ES6
14 2 (0.92%) Scala
14 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (9.17%) Degree
2 12 (5.50%) ISEB
3 9 (4.13%) CISSP
4 6 (2.75%) CCNA
4 6 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.29%) CCNP
5 5 (2.29%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (2.29%) SANS
5 5 (2.29%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.83%) CEH
6 4 (1.83%) CISM
6 4 (1.83%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.83%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.92%) IIBA
8 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.46%) PMP
9 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.72%) QA
2 11 (5.05%) GDPR
3 3 (1.38%) SLA
4 2 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.92%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.46%) ARP4754
5 1 (0.46%) HAZOP
5 1 (0.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (7.34%) Docker
2 4 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (1.38%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.13%) HockeyApp
1 9 (4.13%) Puppet
2 8 (3.67%) Ansible
2 8 (3.67%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.83%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.46%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.46%) Nagios
6 1 (0.46%) SCCM
6 1 (0.46%) SCOM
6 1 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.46%) Terraform
6 1 (0.46%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 44 (20.18%) Microsoft
1 44 (20.18%) Oracle
2 14 (6.42%) Xamarin
3 10 (4.59%) Google
4 9 (4.13%) Apple
4 9 (4.13%) Twitter
5 8 (3.67%) Atlassian
5 8 (3.67%) webMethods
6 6 (2.75%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.29%) IBM
8 4 (1.83%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.38%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.38%) SAP
9 3 (1.38%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.92%) Infor
10 2 (0.92%) Jaspersoft
10 2 (0.92%) Tableau
10 2 (0.92%) VMware
11 1 (0.46%) Cognos
11 1 (0.46%) GoldenSource