Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 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 West
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 93 65
Rank change year-on-year +17 -28 -20
Contract jobs citing SDLC 169 110 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.88% 2.00% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 2.42% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 55 126
North West median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £271 £293
90th Percentile £538 £540 £516
England median daily rate £475 £475 £438
% change year-on-year - +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 12
North West median hourly rate £39.38 £42.00 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.13% +11.15%
10th Percentile £33.04 £39.05 £32.50
90th Percentile £138.75 £57.50 £69.07
England median hourly rate £44.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.95% +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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,026 4,539 6,390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.56% 82.65% 83.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,163 2,770 3,927
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 213 215
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.71% +7.69% +30.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.50 £52.50 £50.75
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the North West

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in the North West

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in the North West over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in the North West

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in the North West

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in the North West over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SDLC in the North West

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 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
Manchester -2 73 £375 +7.14% 77
Cheshire +25 65 £360 -0.69% 21
Lancashire -9 17 £525 +42.37% 9
Merseyside +18 12 £375 +3.45% 13
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 96 (56.80%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.40%) Finance
3 38 (22.49%) Scrum
4 37 (21.89%) Java
5 33 (19.53%) Waterfall
6 32 (18.93%) Software Engineering
7 31 (18.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (18.34%) SQL
8 30 (17.75%) JavaScript
9 27 (15.98%) .NET
10 26 (15.38%) Project Management
10 26 (15.38%) JIRA
11 22 (13.02%) Coaching
12 21 (12.43%) REST
12 21 (12.43%) Test Automation
12 21 (12.43%) TDD
13 20 (11.83%) HTML
13 20 (11.83%) Web Services
13 20 (11.83%) BDD
13 20 (11.83%) Degree
13 20 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (11.24%) C#
14 19 (11.24%) Programme Management
14 19 (11.24%) Risk Management
15 18 (10.65%) Banking
15 18 (10.65%) XML
15 18 (10.65%) Microsoft
15 18 (10.65%) Jenkins
16 17 (10.06%) AngularJS
16 17 (10.06%) CSS

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (7.69%) Confluence
2 3 (1.78%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.78%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (1.78%) SAS
3 2 (1.18%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.59%) Apache
4 1 (0.59%) Drupal
4 1 (0.59%) IIS
4 1 (0.59%) JBoss
4 1 (0.59%) PegaRULES
4 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.59%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.96%) BPCS
2 4 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.18%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.73%) Slack
2 6 (3.55%) GitHub
3 4 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.37%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.37%) BrowserStack
4 3 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.78%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.59%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.59%) SaaS
5 1 (0.59%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.33%) Internet
2 6 (3.55%) SSL
3 4 (2.37%) FTP
3 4 (2.37%) HTTP
3 4 (2.37%) Unified Communications
4 3 (1.78%) Bluetooth
4 3 (1.78%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.18%) SMS
6 1 (0.59%) Intranet
6 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.92%) MySQL
3 9 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.73%) MongoDB
5 7 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.14%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.96%) DB2
7 4 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.37%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.78%) DataStage
8 3 (1.78%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.59%) Big Data
10 1 (0.59%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.59%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 26 (15.38%) JIRA
2 18 (10.65%) Jenkins
3 13 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 9 (5.33%) Cucumber
4 9 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (4.14%) JUnit
5 7 (4.14%) Selenium
6 5 (2.96%) HP UFT
6 5 (2.96%) JMeter
6 5 (2.96%) LoadRunner
6 5 (2.96%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.37%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.37%) Burp Suite
7 4 (2.37%) Jasmine
7 4 (2.37%) Rational Rose
8 3 (1.78%) GitLab
8 3 (1.78%) Gradle
8 3 (1.78%) Maven
8 3 (1.78%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (28.40%) Finance
2 18 (10.65%) Banking
3 13 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.92%) Retail
5 9 (5.33%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.33%) Law
6 8 (4.73%) Back Office
7 5 (2.96%) Marketing
8 4 (2.37%) Electronics
8 4 (2.37%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.78%) Automotive
9 3 (1.78%) Legal
10 2 (1.18%) Games
11 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.59%) Local Government
11 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (33.73%) Developer
2 18 (10.65%) Project Manager
3 16 (9.47%) Software Engineer
4 15 (8.88%) Analyst
5 14 (8.28%) Delivery Manager
6 12 (7.10%) Java Developer
7 11 (6.51%) Consultant
8 10 (5.92%) Architect
9 9 (5.33%) Business Analyst
10 8 (4.73%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.73%) C# Developer
10 8 (4.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (4.73%) Test Analyst
11 7 (4.14%) Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (3.55%) Java Engineer
12 6 (3.55%) Java Software Engineer
12 6 (3.55%) Python Developer
12 6 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.55%) Test Engineer
12 6 (3.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.98%) .NET
2 21 (12.43%) REST
3 20 (11.83%) HTML
3 20 (11.83%) Web Services
4 18 (10.65%) XML
5 17 (10.06%) AngularJS
5 17 (10.06%) CSS
6 13 (7.69%) Middleware
7 11 (6.51%) HTML5
7 11 (6.51%) jQuery
8 10 (5.92%) Node.js
8 10 (5.92%) SOAP
8 10 (5.92%) Spring
9 9 (5.33%) JSON
9 9 (5.33%) React
10 8 (4.73%) WPF
11 7 (4.14%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.14%) ASP.NET
11 7 (4.14%) RESTful
12 6 (3.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.47%) User Experience
2 13 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.73%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.73%) PMI
4 4 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.78%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.18%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.18%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.18%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.59%) DataPower
7 1 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.59%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.59%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Robotics
7 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.47%) Linux
2 15 (8.88%) Windows
3 11 (6.51%) Unix
4 4 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.37%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.37%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (56.80%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (22.49%) Scrum
3 33 (19.53%) Waterfall
4 32 (18.93%) Software Engineering
5 31 (18.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (15.38%) Project Management
7 22 (13.02%) Coaching
8 21 (12.43%) TDD
8 21 (12.43%) Test Automation
9 20 (11.83%) BDD
9 20 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (11.24%) Programme Management
10 19 (11.24%) Risk Management
11 16 (9.47%) Kanban
12 15 (8.88%) Business Analysis
12 15 (8.88%) ITIL
13 14 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (8.28%) Microservices
14 13 (7.69%) CRM
15 12 (7.10%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.89%) Java
2 31 (18.34%) SQL
3 30 (17.75%) JavaScript
4 19 (11.24%) C#
5 14 (8.28%) Python
6 9 (5.33%) C++
7 7 (4.14%) C
8 5 (2.96%) Java 8
8 5 (2.96%) RPG
8 5 (2.96%) RPG IV
9 4 (2.37%) Groovy
9 4 (2.37%) Ruby
9 4 (2.37%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.37%) VB
10 3 (1.78%) Go
10 3 (1.78%) PHP
10 3 (1.78%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.78%) XPath
11 2 (1.18%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (11.83%) Degree
2 8 (4.73%) PMI Certification
3 6 (3.55%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.55%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.96%) ISEB
4 5 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.18%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.18%) HND
5 2 (1.18%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.18%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.59%) CISM
6 1 (0.59%) CISSP
6 1 (0.59%) CRISC
6 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.59%) PMP
6 1 (0.59%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.33%) QA
2 4 (2.37%) WCAG
3 3 (1.78%) MISRA
4 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.18%) PMO
5 1 (0.59%) GDPR
5 1 (0.59%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.59%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.59%) MIL-STD-498
5 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.37%) Docker
2 3 (1.78%) QEMU
2 3 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.18%) XenApp
4 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (2.37%) Nessus
2 1 (0.59%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.59%) Nagios
2 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.59%) Puppet
2 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (10.65%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.88%) Oracle
3 6 (3.55%) SAP
4 5 (2.96%) Infor
4 5 (2.96%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.37%) Casewise
6 3 (1.78%) IBM
6 3 (1.78%) Siebel
6 3 (1.78%) VMware
7 2 (1.18%) Cadence
7 2 (1.18%) Citrix
7 2 (1.18%) Ivanti
7 2 (1.18%) Pega
7 2 (1.18%) Perforce
7 2 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.18%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.18%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.59%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.59%) CA
8 1 (0.59%) hybris