Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 93 61
Rank change year-on-year +24 -32 +8
Contract jobs citing SDLC 230 184 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.91% 2.06% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 2.52% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 117 141
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £301 £254 £263
90th Percentile £550 £560 £588
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 £27.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.18% -12.53% -10.17%
10th Percentile £41.75 £26.25 £20.88
90th Percentile £45.25 £29.15 £35.13
England median hourly rate £41.88 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.47% +6.25% +9.59%

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 6,533 7,312 6,658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 82.71% 81.88% 80.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,189 4,501 3,883
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £246 £238 £240
90th Percentile £550 £569 £538
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.53% +1.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 207 257
Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £18.39 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -0.70% -2.53%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.99
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.12 £42.35
England median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +29 120 £420 +1.85% 70
East Midlands +16 103 £400 +6.67% 53
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 127 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (22.61%) SQL
3 44 (19.13%) .NET
4 41 (17.83%) Scrum
5 39 (16.96%) Java
6 38 (16.52%) Oracle
6 38 (16.52%) Project Management
7 37 (16.09%) Windows
8 36 (15.65%) JavaScript
8 36 (15.65%) Microsoft
9 35 (15.22%) SQL Server
9 35 (15.22%) JIRA
10 34 (14.78%) Test Automation
10 34 (14.78%) TDD
11 33 (14.35%) Git (software)
12 32 (13.91%) C#
13 28 (12.17%) HTML
13 28 (12.17%) Degree
14 27 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (11.74%) Finance
15 25 (10.87%) Python
16 24 (10.43%) CSS
17 23 (10.00%) Linux
17 23 (10.00%) DevOps
18 22 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
19 21 (9.13%) ITIL
20 20 (8.70%) Perl
20 20 (8.70%) User Stories
20 20 (8.70%) Business Analysis

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 15 (6.52%) Confluence
2 11 (4.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (3.91%) JBoss
4 8 (3.48%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.43%) Documentum
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.87%) Simulink
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 17 (7.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.43%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.30%) IaaS
5 2 (0.87%) GitHub
5 2 (0.87%) iPaaS
5 2 (0.87%) SaaS
5 2 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.22%) Internet
2 9 (3.91%) Unified Communications
3 7 (3.04%) Firewall
3 7 (3.04%) LAN
3 7 (3.04%) MPLS
3 7 (3.04%) Network Security
3 7 (3.04%) SNMP
3 7 (3.04%) VLAN
3 7 (3.04%) WAN
4 4 (1.74%) HTTP
4 4 (1.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.39%) MongoDB
3 12 (5.22%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.48%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (3.04%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.61%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.74%) Big Data
10 3 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.30%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.30%) MySQL
10 3 (1.30%) Sqoop
11 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.87%) Redis
11 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (15.22%) JIRA
2 33 (14.35%) Git (software)
3 14 (6.09%) Maven
3 14 (6.09%) Subversion
4 13 (5.65%) Jenkins
5 12 (5.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.04%) Selenium
8 6 (2.61%) GitLab
8 6 (2.61%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.17%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.74%) Gradle
10 4 (1.74%) JUnit
10 4 (1.74%) ProC
10 4 (1.74%) VersionOne
11 3 (1.30%) JIRA Agile
11 3 (1.30%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.30%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.87%) JProfiler
12 2 (0.87%) NuGet
General
1 27 (11.74%) Finance
2 10 (4.35%) Automotive
3 8 (3.48%) Retail
4 7 (3.04%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.17%) Banking
6 4 (1.74%) Electronics
6 4 (1.74%) Marketing
6 4 (1.74%) Publishing
7 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 74 (32.17%) Developer
2 56 (24.35%) Analyst
3 33 (14.35%) Business Analyst
4 28 (12.17%) Architect
5 18 (7.83%) Project Manager
6 16 (6.96%) .NET Developer
7 14 (6.09%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (5.22%) Agile Business Analyst
8 12 (5.22%) Java Developer
9 9 (3.91%) Consultant
9 9 (3.91%) CRM Developer
9 9 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 9 (3.91%) Web Developer
10 8 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (3.48%) Java Architect
10 8 (3.48%) Lead DevOps
10 8 (3.48%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.04%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.04%) Security Architect
11 7 (3.04%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (19.13%) .NET
2 28 (12.17%) HTML
3 24 (10.43%) CSS
4 16 (6.96%) Middleware
5 15 (6.52%) Spring
5 15 (6.52%) Web Services
6 14 (6.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (5.65%) J2EE
8 12 (5.22%) Hibernate
9 11 (4.78%) AngularJS
10 10 (4.35%) JMS
10 10 (4.35%) jQuery
10 10 (4.35%) RESTful
11 9 (3.91%) ASP.NET
11 9 (3.91%) Java EE
11 9 (3.91%) XML
12 8 (3.48%) .NET Framework
13 7 (3.04%) Redux
14 6 (2.61%) HTML5
14 6 (2.61%) React
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (5.65%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.78%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 9 (3.91%) Clustering
7 3 (1.30%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.30%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.87%) User Experience
9 1 (0.43%) CMDB
9 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.43%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.09%) Windows
2 23 (10.00%) Linux
3 14 (6.09%) Unix
4 10 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.61%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.74%) Android
7 2 (0.87%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (17.83%) Scrum
3 38 (16.52%) Project Management
4 34 (14.78%) TDD
4 34 (14.78%) Test Automation
5 27 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (10.00%) DevOps
7 21 (9.13%) ITIL
8 20 (8.70%) Business Analysis
8 20 (8.70%) User Stories
9 19 (8.26%) OO
9 19 (8.26%) PRINCE2
9 19 (8.26%) Software Engineering
10 18 (7.83%) CRM
10 18 (7.83%) Kanban
10 18 (7.83%) Waterfall
11 16 (6.96%) Data Loss Prevention
11 16 (6.96%) Data Modelling
11 16 (6.96%) E-Commerce
12 15 (6.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 52 (22.61%) SQL
2 39 (16.96%) Java
3 36 (15.65%) JavaScript
4 32 (13.91%) C#
5 25 (10.87%) Python
6 20 (8.70%) Perl
7 10 (4.35%) PowerShell
8 7 (3.04%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.17%) C++
9 5 (2.17%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.74%) C
10 4 (1.74%) PHP
10 4 (1.74%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.74%) VB
11 3 (1.30%) R
11 3 (1.30%) Ruby
11 3 (1.30%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.87%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.87%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (12.17%) Degree
2 15 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (3.04%) CCIE
5 7 (3.04%) MCSE
5 7 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.04%) VCAP
6 4 (1.74%) CCNA
6 4 (1.74%) CCNP
6 4 (1.74%) CISSP
6 4 (1.74%) SANS
7 3 (1.30%) ISEB
7 3 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.87%) PMP
8 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.91%) QA
2 8 (3.48%) GDPR
3 4 (1.74%) PMO
4 3 (1.30%) SLA
5 2 (0.87%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (3.91%) Docker
2 8 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.30%) HDFS
4 2 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (5.22%) Puppet
1 12 (5.22%) ZABBIX
2 3 (1.30%) Oozie
2 3 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.43%) logstash
3 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (16.52%) Oracle
2 36 (15.65%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.48%) VMware
5 7 (3.04%) Cisco
5 7 (3.04%) NetApp
6 4 (1.74%) SAP
6 4 (1.74%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.30%) Google
7 3 (1.30%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.87%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.87%) Informatica
8 2 (0.87%) Jaspersoft
8 2 (0.87%) Tableau
8 2 (0.87%) Workday
9 1 (0.43%) Black Duck
9 1 (0.43%) Jitterbit
9 1 (0.43%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.43%) Veracode