Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 25 February 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 40 26
Rank change year-on-year +11 -14 +10
Contract jobs citing SDLC 11 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.18% 0.81% 5.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.45% 1.03% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 9
Staffordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £321 £285 £288
90th Percentile £478 £375 £493
West Midlands median daily rate £431 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.80% +4.88% +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - £20.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 £29.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year +50.00% -7.76% +9.00%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 202 291 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 76.81% 78.44% 79.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 193 163
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £275 £212 £263
90th Percentile £457 £488 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 6
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.63 £25.00 £12.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +101.53% -15.90%
10th Percentile £10.92 £19.65 £9.27
90th Percentile £39.50 £73.50 £18.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -11.11%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Staffordshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Staffordshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Staffordshire

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Staffordshire

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
Stoke-on-Trent +4 4 £388 +10.71% 6
Stafford - 3 £400 - 2
Tamworth - 1 - - 3
SDLC
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) RESTful
3 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (27.27%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
4 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (18.18%) VB
4 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) MySQL
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) Windows
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) Middleware
5 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 1 (9.09%) LAMP

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Android Studio
3 1 (9.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (9.09%) Gradle
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Android Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business Development Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Development Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (9.09%) iOS Developer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Development Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Development Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) RESTful
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) Android SDK
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (9.09%) Core Data
3 1 (9.09%) CSS3
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) LAMP
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) WinForms
3 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
2 2 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (9.09%) Android Development
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Development
3 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Secure Coding
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) SOLID
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) VB
4 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) PHP 7
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) Xamarin