Period
to 11 December 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 11 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 22 36
Rank change year-on-year -13 +14 -3
Contract jobs citing SDLC 14 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.76% 4.92% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.60% 5.86% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 7
Staffordshire median daily rate £425 £375 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +30.43% -4.17%
10th Percentile £301 £324 £88
90th Percentile £500 £478 £345
West Midlands median daily rate £446 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +11.38% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year -2.30% - -

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 250 222 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 85.03% 84.09% 83.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 152 225
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% -6.85%
10th Percentile £275 £257 £204
90th Percentile £464 £474 £492
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 20
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £14.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.34% -42.00% +80.51%
10th Percentile £13.18 £12.22 £19.93
90th Percentile £58.45 £48.00 £61.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%

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 11 December 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 11 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
Lichfield -5 5 £469 - 7
Stoke-on-Trent -1 3 - - 5
Stafford -2 1 £325 -18.75%
SDLC
West Midlands

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

1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) .NET
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle
4 5 (35.71%) SOAP
4 5 (35.71%) Web Services
4 5 (35.71%) XML
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) TDD
4 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) REST
5 4 (28.57%) Software Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 4 (28.57%) Web Development
5 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (28.57%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) HTML
6 3 (21.43%) CSS
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Linux
6 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 3 (21.43%) SOA
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
6 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) VMware

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) RTP
2 1 (7.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (7.14%) Big Data
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
2 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Web Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Web Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Agile .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Agile C# Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# Web Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) REST
2 5 (35.71%) SOAP
2 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 5 (35.71%) XML
3 3 (21.43%) CSS
3 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 3 (21.43%) jQuery
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 2 (14.29%) Drools
4 2 (14.29%) Middleware
4 2 (14.29%) NHibernate
5 1 (7.14%) Core Data
5 1 (7.14%) JSON
5 1 (7.14%) PhoneGap
5 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Web Development
4 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
4 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 3 (21.43%) SOA
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
4 3 (21.43%) V-Model
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) DSDM
5 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 2 (14.29%) RAD
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Apple Swift
4 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Xamarin