Period
to 20 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 June 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 > North East
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 87 103
Rank change year-on-year +6 +16 -35
Contract jobs citing SDLC 27 22 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.09% 1.68% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.92% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 30
North East median daily rate £475 £345 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.68% +11.74% -4.71%
10th Percentile £373 £274 £130
90th Percentile £688 £588 £394
England median daily rate £475 £473 £438
% change year-on-year +0.53% +8.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -14.89%

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 North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,109 1,148 2,089
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.84% 87.83% 86.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 747 1,362
North East median daily rate £390 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% -7.84%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £225
90th Percentile £577 £538 £533
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 40 80
North East median hourly rate £15.18 £31.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.03% +12.73% +83.33%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.00 £14.06
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.00 £36.05
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the North East

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in the North East

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in the North East over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in the North East

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in the North East

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the North East region over the 6 months to 20 June 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
Tyne and Wear +7 24 £475 +28.38% 10
Durham -7 2 £400 +20.30% 2
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 North East region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 25 (92.59%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (62.96%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (55.56%) JIRA
4 14 (51.85%) Confluence
5 13 (48.15%) Coaching
6 11 (40.74%) Mentoring
6 11 (40.74%) SFIA
6 11 (40.74%) Git (software)
7 10 (37.04%) Microservices
7 10 (37.04%) BDD
7 10 (37.04%) REST
8 9 (33.33%) Scrum
9 8 (29.63%) JMeter
9 8 (29.63%) HP UFT
9 8 (29.63%) LoadRunner
9 8 (29.63%) OWASP
9 8 (29.63%) WCAG
9 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
9 8 (29.63%) Nessus
9 8 (29.63%) Jenkins
9 8 (29.63%) Burp Suite
9 8 (29.63%) Slack
10 7 (25.93%) Waterfall
10 7 (25.93%) DevOps
11 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (22.22%) Kanban
11 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
11 6 (22.22%) Web Services
12 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (18.52%) Line Management

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 14 (51.85%) Confluence
2 3 (11.11%) OpenStack
3 2 (7.41%) SAS
4 1 (3.70%) CMS
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Slack
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.41%) BrowserStack
3 2 (7.41%) GitHub
4 1 (3.70%) iPaaS
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) FTP
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.41%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) JIRA
2 11 (40.74%) Git (software)
3 8 (29.63%) Burp Suite
3 8 (29.63%) HP UFT
3 8 (29.63%) Jenkins
3 8 (29.63%) JMeter
3 8 (29.63%) LoadRunner
4 4 (14.81%) Gerrit
4 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
5 3 (11.11%) Selenium
6 2 (7.41%) Bugzilla
6 2 (7.41%) FindBugs
6 2 (7.41%) Gradle
6 2 (7.41%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
7 1 (3.70%) Qt Creator
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Test Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
3 3 (11.11%) Lead DevOps
3 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Risk Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Security Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) iOS Developer
4 2 (7.41%) JIRA Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Siebel Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Development Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) REST
2 6 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (7.41%) JSON
3 2 (7.41%) RESTful
4 1 (3.70%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) QML
4 1 (3.70%) Qt
4 1 (3.70%) Spring
4 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.41%) User Experience
4 1 (3.70%) Arduino
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Life Science
4 1 (3.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Android
1 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (92.59%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (62.96%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (48.15%) Coaching
4 11 (40.74%) Mentoring
4 11 (40.74%) SFIA
5 10 (37.04%) BDD
5 10 (37.04%) Microservices
6 9 (33.33%) Scrum
7 8 (29.63%) OWASP
7 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
8 7 (25.93%) DevOps
8 7 (25.93%) Waterfall
9 6 (22.22%) Kanban
9 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
10 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (18.52%) Line Management
11 4 (14.81%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (14.81%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (14.81%) TDD
11 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Apple Swift
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) CISMP
1 3 (11.11%) CRISC
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
1 3 (11.11%) SANS
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) CITP
3 1 (3.70%) MCSD
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PMP
3 1 (3.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) WCAG
2 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (7.41%) QA
4 1 (3.70%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) Nessus
2 2 (7.41%) HP ALM
2 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) Informatica
2 2 (7.41%) Siebel
3 1 (3.70%) Atmel
3 1 (3.70%) Infor
3 1 (3.70%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.70%) SAP