Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 90 59
Rank change year-on-year +26 -31 +5
Contract jobs citing SDLC 238 217 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.92% 2.25% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 2.72% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 143 143
Midlands median daily rate £403 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £298 £304 £263
90th Percentile £559 £558 £598
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - £31.44
10th Percentile £41.75 - £20.00
90th Percentile £45.25 - £32.67
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +15.94%

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 6782 7980 6686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.18% 82.57% 79.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4315 4877 3952
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 204 263
Midlands median hourly rate £21.24 £16.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.81% -11.84% +4.11%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.85 £42.54
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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
East Midlands +20 118 £410 +2.50% 23
West Midlands +17 117 £400 - 21
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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.

1 135 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (21.01%) Test Automation
3 47 (19.75%) Java
4 46 (19.33%) Scrum
5 45 (18.91%) SQL
6 41 (17.23%) .NET
6 41 (17.23%) Finance
7 40 (16.81%) Project Management
8 38 (15.97%) JavaScript
8 38 (15.97%) TDD
9 36 (15.13%) C#
9 36 (15.13%) JIRA
10 35 (14.71%) Git (software)
11 34 (14.29%) Windows
12 33 (13.87%) Oracle
12 33 (13.87%) Microsoft
13 31 (13.03%) SQL Server
14 30 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (11.76%) Waterfall
16 27 (11.34%) Amazon AWS
16 27 (11.34%) E-Commerce
16 27 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
16 27 (11.34%) DevOps
17 26 (10.92%) HTML
18 25 (10.50%) Linux
19 24 (10.08%) PRINCE2
20 23 (9.66%) Open Source
20 23 (9.66%) Kanban
21 22 (9.24%) CSS
22 21 (8.82%) Degree

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 (8.40%) Tomcat
2 19 (7.98%) Confluence
3 16 (6.72%) JBoss
4 13 (5.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (2.52%) Apache
6 3 (1.26%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.84%) Documentum
8 1 (0.42%) FileNet
8 1 (0.42%) IIS
8 1 (0.42%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.42%) SAS
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.84%) Simulink
4 1 (0.42%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.42%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 11 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.42%) Maximo
2 1 (0.42%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.34%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.78%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.52%) G Suite
5 5 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.26%) IaaS
7 2 (0.84%) GitHub
7 2 (0.84%) iPaaS
7 2 (0.84%) SaaS
7 2 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.14%) Internet
2 11 (4.62%) Unified Communications
3 4 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (1.68%) HTTP
4 3 (1.26%) SAN
5 1 (0.42%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.30%) MongoDB
2 15 (6.30%) Oracle Database
3 11 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.78%) MySQL
4 9 (3.78%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (2.94%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.10%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.26%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.26%) Big Data
8 3 (1.26%) OLAP
9 2 (0.84%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.84%) Power BI
9 2 (0.84%) Redis
9 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.42%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 36 (15.13%) JIRA
2 35 (14.71%) Git (software)
3 19 (7.98%) Maven
3 19 (7.98%) Subversion
4 18 (7.56%) Jenkins
5 17 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (4.20%) Selenium
7 7 (2.94%) SoapUI
7 7 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.94%) Visual Studio
8 5 (2.10%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.10%) JIRA Agile
8 5 (2.10%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.68%) HP UFT
9 4 (1.68%) JUnit
9 4 (1.68%) LoadUI
10 3 (1.26%) Gradle
10 3 (1.26%) JMeter
10 3 (1.26%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.84%) JProfiler
General
1 41 (17.23%) Finance
2 17 (7.14%) Retail
3 12 (5.04%) Automotive
4 9 (3.78%) Banking
5 7 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.68%) Electronics
6 4 (1.68%) Marketing
7 3 (1.26%) Publishing
7 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.84%) Back Office
9 1 (0.42%) Advertising
9 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Legal
9 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 68 (28.57%) Developer
2 54 (22.69%) Analyst
3 28 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 26 (10.92%) Architect
5 20 (8.40%) Project Manager
6 19 (7.98%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (6.30%) .NET Developer
8 14 (5.88%) Java Architect
9 12 (5.04%) Java Developer
9 12 (5.04%) Test Analyst
10 9 (3.78%) Agile Business Analyst
10 9 (3.78%) Web Developer
11 8 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (2.94%) Business Systems Analyst
12 7 (2.94%) C# Developer
12 7 (2.94%) Consultant
12 7 (2.94%) Development Manager
12 7 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (2.52%) Software Engineer
13 6 (2.52%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.23%) .NET
2 26 (10.92%) HTML
3 22 (9.24%) CSS
4 20 (8.40%) Spring
5 19 (7.98%) J2EE
6 18 (7.56%) Hibernate
6 18 (7.56%) Middleware
7 16 (6.72%) Java EE
8 15 (6.30%) JMS
9 13 (5.46%) AngularJS
9 13 (5.46%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (5.04%) ASP.NET
10 12 (5.04%) Web Services
11 10 (4.20%) jQuery
12 9 (3.78%) XML
13 7 (2.94%) Redux
13 7 (2.94%) REST
14 6 (2.52%) .NET Framework
14 6 (2.52%) Node.js
14 6 (2.52%) React
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (5.46%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.62%) Clustering
4 11 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.52%) User Experience
7 4 (1.68%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.26%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.26%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.84%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.42%) CMDB
10 1 (0.42%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.29%) Windows
2 25 (10.50%) Linux
3 15 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.10%) Unix
5 4 (1.68%) Android
6 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (21.01%) Test Automation
3 46 (19.33%) Scrum
4 40 (16.81%) Project Management
5 38 (15.97%) TDD
6 28 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 27 (11.34%) DevOps
7 27 (11.34%) E-Commerce
7 27 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (10.08%) PRINCE2
9 23 (9.66%) Kanban
9 23 (9.66%) Open Source
10 20 (8.40%) SOA
11 19 (7.98%) Configuration Management
12 17 (7.14%) Business Analysis
12 17 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
13 16 (6.72%) Data Modelling
13 16 (6.72%) ITIL
13 16 (6.72%) MVC
14 15 (6.30%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 47 (19.75%) Java
2 45 (18.91%) SQL
3 38 (15.97%) JavaScript
4 36 (15.13%) C#
5 20 (8.40%) Python
6 18 (7.56%) Perl
7 4 (1.68%) C++
7 4 (1.68%) PHP
7 4 (1.68%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.68%) VB
8 3 (1.26%) C
8 3 (1.26%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.26%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.26%) R
8 3 (1.26%) Ruby
8 3 (1.26%) Scala
8 3 (1.26%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.84%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.42%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (8.82%) Degree
2 15 (6.30%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.94%) CCIE
3 7 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.94%) MCSE
3 7 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.94%) VCAP
4 6 (2.52%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.10%) ISEB
5 5 (2.10%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.84%) APMP
8 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.42%) HNC
8 1 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.42%) PMP
8 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.14%) QA
2 7 (2.94%) PMO
3 3 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.84%) SLA
5 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.42%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.94%) Docker
3 2 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 18 (7.56%) Puppet
2 15 (6.30%) ZABBIX
3 3 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.42%) logstash
5 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (13.87%) Microsoft
1 33 (13.87%) Oracle
2 15 (6.30%) Red Hat
3 12 (5.04%) Google
4 11 (4.62%) Cisco
5 8 (3.36%) VMware
6 7 (2.94%) NetApp
7 5 (2.10%) SAP
8 4 (1.68%) HP
9 3 (1.26%) hybris
9 3 (1.26%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.26%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.84%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.84%) CollabNet
10 2 (0.84%) IBM
10 2 (0.84%) Informatica
10 2 (0.84%) Pega
10 2 (0.84%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.84%) Tableau
10 2 (0.84%) Workday