Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 74 115
Rank change year-on-year +5 +41 -37
Contract jobs citing SDLC 39 22 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.99% 1.82% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 2.13% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 36
North East median daily rate £475 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +28.57% -26.70%
10th Percentile £310 £379 £243
90th Percentile £588 £588 £475
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%

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 1,157 1,035 2,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 88.59% 85.40% 87.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 690 1,530
North East median daily rate £405 £375 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +6.69% -14.27%
10th Percentile £263 £243 £230
90th Percentile £568 £551 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 103
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £21.75 £26.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.63% -18.16% +51.86%
10th Percentile £10.31 £10.05 £11.05
90th Percentile £45.13 £49.78 £35.60
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +12 29 £490 +3.16% 16
Durham -6 8 £433 +23.57% 4
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (51.28%) Scrum
3 16 (41.03%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (35.90%) JIRA
5 13 (33.33%) Confluence
5 13 (33.33%) TDD
6 12 (30.77%) SQL
6 12 (30.77%) DevOps
6 12 (30.77%) User Experience
7 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
7 11 (28.21%) Git (software)
7 11 (28.21%) Test Automation
7 11 (28.21%) Kanban
8 10 (25.64%) .NET
8 10 (25.64%) Linux
8 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
8 10 (25.64%) Jenkins
8 10 (25.64%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (23.08%) Microservices
9 9 (23.08%) C#
9 9 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (20.51%) Puppet
10 8 (20.51%) Maven
10 8 (20.51%) Ruby
10 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (20.51%) Perl
10 8 (20.51%) T-SQL
10 8 (20.51%) Oracle
10 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
10 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET

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 13 (33.33%) Confluence
2 7 (17.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.13%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (10.26%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (10.26%) iPaaS
3 4 (10.26%) Slack
4 3 (7.69%) Azure Functions
4 3 (7.69%) Serverless
5 2 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (5.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) Firewall
1 7 (17.95%) VLAN
2 1 (2.56%) FTP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database
2 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (10.26%) MySQL
5 3 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
6 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) JIRA
2 11 (28.21%) Git (software)
3 10 (25.64%) Jenkins
4 8 (20.51%) Maven
4 8 (20.51%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (10.26%) Jasmine
5 4 (10.26%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (10.26%) MSTest
5 4 (10.26%) NUnit
5 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.13%) HP UFT
7 2 (5.13%) Selenium
7 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.56%) Burp Suite
8 1 (2.56%) JMeter
8 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Lead Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Delivery Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Architect
6 2 (5.13%) AWS Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Digital Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Digital Technical Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Java Technical Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Siebel Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) .NET
2 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
2 8 (20.51%) XML
3 7 (17.95%) .NET Framework
3 7 (17.95%) AngularJS
3 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET Core
3 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (17.95%) CSS
3 7 (17.95%) CSS3
3 7 (17.95%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (17.95%) HTML
3 7 (17.95%) HTML5
3 7 (17.95%) OAuth
3 7 (17.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 7 (17.95%) XML Schema
3 7 (17.95%) YAML
4 4 (10.26%) jQuery
4 4 (10.26%) REST
4 4 (10.26%) Web Services
5 3 (7.69%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) User Experience
2 7 (17.95%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (17.95%) N-Tier
3 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.26%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Linux
2 8 (20.51%) Windows
3 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (51.28%) Scrum
3 16 (41.03%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (33.33%) TDD
5 12 (30.77%) DevOps
6 11 (28.21%) Kanban
6 11 (28.21%) Test Automation
7 10 (25.64%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (23.08%) Microservices
9 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
9 8 (20.51%) Deployment Automation
9 8 (20.51%) SOA
10 7 (17.95%) API Development
10 7 (17.95%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 7 (17.95%) Change Management
10 7 (17.95%) Coaching
10 7 (17.95%) Issue Tracking
10 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
10 7 (17.95%) OOD
10 7 (17.95%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
3 9 (23.08%) C#
4 8 (20.51%) Perl
4 8 (20.51%) Python
4 8 (20.51%) Ruby
4 8 (20.51%) T-SQL
5 6 (15.38%) Java
6 1 (2.56%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) ISEB
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.56%) PSD2
2 1 (2.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) Ansible
1 8 (20.51%) Puppet
2 7 (17.95%) Docker Swarm
2 7 (17.95%) Nagios
2 7 (17.95%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) Oracle
3 7 (17.95%) Riverbed
4 2 (5.13%) Siebel