Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 11 December 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)
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 50 33
Rank change year-on-year +26 -17 +8
Contract jobs citing SDLC 42 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 6.26% 2.89% 3.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.38% 3.31% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 12
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £264 £200 £253
90th Percentile £550 £663 £600
East Midlands median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - £22.50
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 569 785 592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 84.80% 87.13% 80.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 564 416
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% -1.76% -
10th Percentile £220 £225 £259
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 15
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -19.12% +13.33%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.50 £9.55
90th Percentile £14.80 £32.95 £18.52
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.45 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.36% -12.50% -3.03%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Northamptonshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Northamptonshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Northamptonshire

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Northampton +5 23 £350 -12.50%
SDLC
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 33 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (57.14%) Java
3 18 (42.86%) Tomcat
4 15 (35.71%) J2EE
4 15 (35.71%) Hibernate
4 15 (35.71%) Spring
5 13 (30.95%) Data Centre
6 12 (28.57%) Internet
6 12 (28.57%) PRINCE2
6 12 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 12 (28.57%) JBoss
6 12 (28.57%) JMS
6 12 (28.57%) Java EE
7 11 (26.19%) Clustering
7 11 (26.19%) ERP
7 11 (26.19%) Cisco
7 11 (26.19%) ITIL
7 11 (26.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (26.19%) Data Loss Prevention
7 11 (26.19%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 11 (26.19%) Unified Communications
7 11 (26.19%) High Availability
8 10 (23.81%) Project Management
9 9 (21.43%) Automotive
9 9 (21.43%) PLM
9 9 (21.43%) Degree
10 8 (19.05%) Windows
11 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 7 (16.67%) CCIE
11 7 (16.67%) MCSE

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 18 (42.86%) Tomcat
2 12 (28.57%) JBoss
3 6 (14.29%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (14.29%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) Internet
2 11 (26.19%) Unified Communications
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) MySQL
2 3 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.38%) Spotfire
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 3 (7.14%) Selenium
2 2 (4.76%) Gradle
2 2 (4.76%) JProfiler
2 2 (4.76%) JUnit
3 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.38%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) Maven
3 1 (2.38%) ProC
3 1 (2.38%) TestRail
3 1 (2.38%) VersionOne
General
1 9 (21.43%) Automotive
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Games
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Architect
2 12 (28.57%) Java Architect
3 9 (21.43%) Developer
4 8 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (19.05%) Java Developer
5 5 (11.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) IT Support
6 4 (9.52%) Designer
6 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (9.52%) Lead Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Lead Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Lead Java Developer
7 3 (7.14%) IT Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Java Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Java Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (35.71%) Hibernate
1 15 (35.71%) J2EE
1 15 (35.71%) Spring
2 12 (28.57%) Java EE
2 12 (28.57%) JMS
3 3 (7.14%) JPA
4 2 (4.76%) Ajax
4 2 (4.76%) jQuery
4 2 (4.76%) JSON
4 2 (4.76%) Web Services
5 1 (2.38%) Middleware
5 1 (2.38%) XML
5 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Data Centre
2 11 (26.19%) Clustering
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 12 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 11 (26.19%) Data Loss Prevention
3 11 (26.19%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 11 (26.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (26.19%) ERP
3 11 (26.19%) High Availability
3 11 (26.19%) ITIL
4 10 (23.81%) Project Management
5 9 (21.43%) PLM
6 7 (16.67%) ITIL V3
6 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 6 (14.29%) Open Source
7 6 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
8 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.52%) Scrum
9 4 (9.52%) TDD
10 3 (7.14%) OO
10 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Degree
2 7 (16.67%) CCIE
2 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (16.67%) MCSE
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (16.67%) VCAP
3 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Cisco
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) NetApp
2 7 (16.67%) VMware
3 6 (14.29%) Google
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.38%) Perforce
5 1 (2.38%) Tableau