Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 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)
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 38 38
Rank change year-on-year +6 0 -10
Contract jobs citing SDLC 38 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 4.98% 3.07% 3.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.86% 3.73% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 18
Northamptonshire median daily rate £375 £325 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -19.75% +15.71%
10th Percentile £325 £200 £296
90th Percentile £498 £488 £552
East Midlands median daily rate £413 £424 £375
% change year-on-year -2.65% +13.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - £35.00
East Midlands median hourly rate £37.50 £25.78 £35.00
% change year-on-year +45.49% -26.36% -

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 649 617 664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 85.06% 82.38% 87.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 412 493
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £420 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +3.70% -4.71%
10th Percentile £293 £258 £281
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 6
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £14.68 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% -7.53% -6.62%
10th Percentile £10.29 £9.95 £11.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £86.83 £35.63
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £16.03 £16.09
% change year-on-year +6.08% -0.40% -4.37%

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 21 June 2018.

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 21 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
Northampton +6 32 £388 -3.43% 3
SDLC
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (52.63%) Finance
3 17 (44.74%) Web Services
4 16 (42.11%) Windows
5 15 (39.47%) Linux
6 13 (34.21%) Java
7 12 (31.58%) Spring
7 12 (31.58%) Hibernate
8 10 (26.32%) Java EE
8 10 (26.32%) Project Management
8 10 (26.32%) XML
8 10 (26.32%) OO
9 9 (23.68%) SOAP
9 9 (23.68%) JSON
9 9 (23.68%) TDD
9 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
10 8 (21.05%) SonarQube
10 8 (21.05%) Subversion
10 8 (21.05%) Mac OS
10 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
10 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (21.05%) OOP
11 7 (18.42%) ProC
11 7 (18.42%) Project Planning
12 6 (15.79%) Change Management
13 5 (13.16%) ITIL
13 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
13 5 (13.16%) Banking
14 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (10.53%) PMP

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 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.26%) JBoss
3 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.63%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
1 8 (21.05%) SonarQube
1 8 (21.05%) Subversion
2 7 (18.42%) ProC
3 2 (5.26%) JUnit
3 2 (5.26%) Maven
4 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.63%) Gradle
4 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.63%) JIRA
4 1 (2.63%) JProfiler
4 1 (2.63%) Mockito
General
1 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 9 (23.68%) Analyst
4 7 (18.42%) Analyst Programmer
4 7 (18.42%) Pick Analyst Programmer
4 7 (18.42%) Pick Programmer
4 7 (18.42%) Programmer
5 6 (15.79%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Programme Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.26%) ERP Manager
7 2 (5.26%) ERP Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Java Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Java Technical Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Junior
7 2 (5.26%) Junior Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Junior Java Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Agile Project Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (44.74%) Web Services
2 12 (31.58%) Hibernate
2 12 (31.58%) Spring
3 10 (26.32%) Java EE
3 10 (26.32%) XML
4 9 (23.68%) JSON
4 9 (23.68%) SOAP
5 3 (7.89%) J2EE
6 2 (5.26%) JMS
6 2 (5.26%) jQuery
7 1 (2.63%) .NET
7 1 (2.63%) Ajax
7 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.63%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (2.63%) HTML
7 1 (2.63%) JPA
7 1 (2.63%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (2.63%) SAPUI5
7 1 (2.63%) Web Dynpro
7 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Cloud Native
2 1 (2.63%) Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Windows
2 15 (39.47%) Linux
3 8 (21.05%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) OO
2 10 (26.32%) Project Management
3 9 (23.68%) TDD
3 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
4 8 (21.05%) OOP
4 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (18.42%) Project Planning
6 6 (15.79%) Change Management
7 5 (13.16%) ITIL
7 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
8 4 (10.53%) Change Control
8 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 4 (10.53%) Matrix Organization
8 4 (10.53%) Target Operating Model
9 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
9 3 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (7.89%) Scrum
9 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) Java
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) Java 8
3 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) ABAP
4 1 (2.63%) C
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) C++
4 1 (2.63%) JCL
4 1 (2.63%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (10.53%) PMI Certification
1 4 (10.53%) PMP
2 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.63%) MCSE
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) IFRS
1 1 (2.63%) IFRS 9
1 1 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Apple
1 1 (2.63%) Infor
1 1 (2.63%) Kony
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.63%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (2.63%) Perforce
1 1 (2.63%) SAP
1 1 (2.63%) Tableau
1 1 (2.63%) VMware