Period
to 18 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 18 March 2019 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)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 64 111
Rank change year-on-year -4 +47 -56
Contract jobs citing SDLC 30 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.77% 2.67% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 3.00% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 16
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.16% +35.71% -
10th Percentile £376 £413 £271
90th Percentile £560 £588 £569
North East median daily rate £500 £475 £340
% change year-on-year +5.16% +39.71% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 929 868 1,459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.70% 89.03% 89.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 635 1,041
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £298 £256 £275
90th Percentile £563 £585 £530
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 46
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £16.24 £15.50 £26.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.77% -42.14% +37.37%
10th Percentile £9.63 £8.87 £13.56
90th Percentile £47.70 £38.00 £43.00
North East median hourly rate £15.86 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.89% -20.00% +20.00%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Tyne and Wear

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Tyne and Wear

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 18 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Tyne and Wear

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Tyne and Wear

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 18 March 2019. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 26 £500 +5.16% 11
South Shields - 3 £325 -
Sunderland - 1 - - 1
SDLC
North East

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (63.33%) JIRA
3 18 (60.00%) Confluence
4 16 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (50.00%) Kanban
5 15 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 15 (50.00%) DevOps
6 14 (46.67%) Mentoring
6 14 (46.67%) Coaching
7 13 (43.33%) Scrum
8 12 (40.00%) Linux
9 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
9 11 (36.67%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
10 10 (33.33%) Ansible
10 10 (33.33%) BDD
10 10 (33.33%) Puppet
10 10 (33.33%) Jenkins
11 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (30.00%) Firewall
11 9 (30.00%) User Experience
12 8 (26.67%) Docker
12 8 (26.67%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (26.67%) TDD
12 8 (26.67%) Maven
12 8 (26.67%) Ruby
12 8 (26.67%) Python
12 8 (26.67%) Windows
12 8 (26.67%) Perl
12 8 (26.67%) Oracle

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (60.00%) Confluence
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (13.33%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (16.67%) Slack
3 4 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (6.67%) IaaS
5 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) Firewall
2 7 (23.33%) VLAN
3 2 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.67%) MySQL
5 1 (3.33%) Big Data
5 1 (3.33%) Data Lake
5 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.33%) PowerCenter
5 1 (3.33%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 19 (63.33%) JIRA
2 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
3 10 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 8 (26.67%) Maven
4 8 (26.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
6 3 (10.00%) HP UFT
6 3 (10.00%) Selenium
7 2 (6.67%) JMeter
7 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
7 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.33%) Burp Suite
8 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) MySQL Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Public Sector Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (3.33%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Developer in Test
6 1 (3.33%) DevOps Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) Elastic Stack
1 7 (23.33%) YAML
2 5 (16.67%) REST
3 2 (6.67%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) Node.js
3 2 (6.67%) RESTful
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) User Experience
2 7 (23.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Linux
2 8 (26.67%) Windows
3 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (50.00%) DevOps
3 15 (50.00%) Kanban
3 15 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 14 (46.67%) Coaching
4 14 (46.67%) Mentoring
5 13 (43.33%) Scrum
6 11 (36.67%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (33.33%) BDD
7 10 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
8 8 (26.67%) SOA
8 8 (26.67%) TDD
9 7 (23.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 7 (23.33%) Change Management
9 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
9 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (23.33%) Load Balancing
9 7 (23.33%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (23.33%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) Perl
1 8 (26.67%) Python
1 8 (26.67%) Ruby
2 6 (20.00%) Java
2 6 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) Ansible
1 10 (33.33%) Puppet
2 7 (23.33%) Docker Swarm
2 7 (23.33%) Nagios
2 7 (23.33%) ZABBIX
3 1 (3.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) Riverbed
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) EnterpriseDB
4 2 (6.67%) Pega
4 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.33%) Cloudera
5 1 (3.33%) Informatica