Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 81 128
Rank change year-on-year +7 +47 -47
Contract jobs citing SDLC 31 17 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.54% 1.37% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 1.61% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 36
North East median daily rate £463 £380 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.71% +21.60% -36.22%
10th Percentile £358 £295 £177
90th Percentile £688 £548 £470
England median daily rate £475 £475 £440
% change year-on-year - +7.95% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.77% -0.12%

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 1,064 1,057 2,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.14% 84.97% 87.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 681 1,693
North East median daily rate £400 £365 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +10.61% -17.50%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £550 £506
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 128
North East median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.91% -0.90% +85.00%
10th Percentile £10.43 £10.35 £11.57
90th Percentile £31.80 £47.63 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%

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 September 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 September 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 +4 20 £519 +15.28% 9
Durham -4 8 £450 +28.57% 2
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) Scrum
3 11 (35.48%) TDD
3 11 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (32.26%) SQL
5 9 (29.03%) C#
5 9 (29.03%) .NET
5 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
5 9 (29.03%) Microservices
6 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
6 8 (25.81%) T-SQL
6 8 (25.81%) Web Services
6 8 (25.81%) XML
6 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
6 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (22.58%) .NET Framework
7 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (22.58%) CSS
7 7 (22.58%) N-Tier
7 7 (22.58%) OOD
7 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
7 7 (22.58%) HTML
7 7 (22.58%) XML Schema
7 7 (22.58%) OAuth
7 7 (22.58%) HTML5
7 7 (22.58%) CSS3
7 7 (22.58%) API Development
7 7 (22.58%) Issue Tracking
7 7 (22.58%) AngularJS

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 4 (12.90%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.13%) iPaaS
3 3 (9.68%) Azure Functions
3 3 (9.68%) Serverless
4 2 (6.45%) GitHub
4 2 (6.45%) Slack
5 1 (3.23%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) FTP
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (9.68%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (6.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
2 4 (12.90%) Jasmine
2 4 (12.90%) Karma Test Runner
2 4 (12.90%) MSTest
2 4 (12.90%) NUnit
2 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (9.68%) Gerrit
3 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.45%) Burp Suite
4 2 (6.45%) Gradle
4 2 (6.45%) HP UFT
4 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.45%) JMeter
4 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.45%) Selenium
5 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.23%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.23%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 6 (19.35%) Legal
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Developer
2 4 (12.90%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (12.90%) Full Stack Developer
2 4 (12.90%) Senior Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Lead Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Risk Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Security Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Architect
4 2 (6.45%) AWS Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Digital Technical Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Java Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Java Technical Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Siebel Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) .NET
2 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
2 8 (25.81%) Web Services
2 8 (25.81%) XML
3 7 (22.58%) .NET Framework
3 7 (22.58%) AngularJS
3 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET Core
3 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (22.58%) CSS
3 7 (22.58%) CSS3
3 7 (22.58%) HTML
3 7 (22.58%) HTML5
3 7 (22.58%) OAuth
3 7 (22.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 7 (22.58%) XML Schema
4 4 (12.90%) jQuery
5 3 (9.68%) Entity Framework
5 3 (9.68%) OAuth2
5 3 (9.68%) REST
6 2 (6.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) N-Tier
2 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
2 6 (19.35%) User Experience
3 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (12.90%) Reinsurance
5 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (3.23%) Arduino
6 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.23%) Life Science
6 1 (3.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Android
1 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) Scrum
3 11 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (35.48%) TDD
4 9 (29.03%) Microservices
5 7 (22.58%) API Development
5 7 (22.58%) Issue Tracking
5 7 (22.58%) OOD
6 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
7 5 (16.13%) BDD
7 5 (16.13%) MVC
7 5 (16.13%) SFIA
8 4 (12.90%) Coaching
8 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
8 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
9 3 (9.68%) Cryptography
9 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.68%) Supplier Management
9 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) C#
3 8 (25.81%) T-SQL
4 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) Apple Swift
5 2 (6.45%) Java
6 1 (3.23%) C
6 1 (3.23%) C++
6 1 (3.23%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) CISMP
1 3 (9.68%) CRISC
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
1 3 (9.68%) SANS
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) CITP
2 1 (3.23%) MCSD
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.23%) PMP
2 1 (3.23%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.45%) WCAG
3 1 (3.23%) ISO 13485
3 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Nessus
2 1 (3.23%) HP ALM
2 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Siebel
3 1 (3.23%) Atmel
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Infor
3 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.23%) SAP