Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 36 32
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing SDLC 13 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.87% 2.56% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.86% 3.12% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 5
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -4.17% -20.00%
10th Percentile £324 £88 £288
90th Percentile £478 £345 £355
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year +4.58% +2.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - £20.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - £31.44

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 222 353 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 83.15% 82.09% 81.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 222 158
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £342 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.81% -6.44% +12.31%
10th Percentile £260 £204 £263
90th Percentile £473 £494 £441
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 14
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £13.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.00% +80.51% +15.42%
10th Percentile £12.22 £20.75 £8.94
90th Percentile £48.00 £65.50 £19.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £19.43 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.67% -2.85% -

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 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
Stafford +6 3 £400 -
Stoke-on-Trent +1 2 £363 +20.83% 1
Tamworth - 2 - -
Cannock - 1 £325 -
Lichfield - 1 - -
SDLC
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 4 (30.77%) C#
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) RESTful
2 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
3 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
3 2 (15.38%) VB
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) WinForms
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) LAMP
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
4 1 (7.69%) Publishing
4 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) DataStage
1 1 (7.69%) GIS
1 1 (7.69%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) Android Studio
3 1 (7.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (7.69%) Gradle
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Business IT Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 2 (15.38%) IT Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Android Developer
4 1 (7.69%) DataStage Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV Developer
4 1 (7.69%) ETL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Development Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) RESTful
3 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) Android SDK
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) Classic ASP
4 1 (7.69%) Core Data
4 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) HTML5
4 1 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (7.69%) LAMP
4 1 (7.69%) Middleware
4 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) WinForms
4 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
3 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (7.69%) Android Development
4 1 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Development
4 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Secure Coding
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) SOLID
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) VB
4 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) PHP 7
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Xamarin