Period
to 23 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 77 87
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10 -4
Contract jobs citing SDLC 147 105 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.00% 2.43% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 2.95% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 63 66
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% -3.13% +1.27%
10th Percentile £278 £212 £271
90th Percentile £575 £573 £544
England median daily rate £475 £475 £438
% change year-on-year - +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.71 £29.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.90% -17.14% +20.69%
10th Percentile £30.36 £28.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £31.07 £29.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £44.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.95% +5.00% -14.89%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,070 3,564 4,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.03% 82.56% 83.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,469 2,202 2,732
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £231
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 136 106
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £20.75 £17.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.71% +20.17% -24.92%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £38.75 £47.50 £38.88
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the West Midlands

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in the West Midlands

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in the West Midlands

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in the West Midlands

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 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
Birmingham -5 37 £413 -8.33% 15
Shropshire -3 34 £525 -4.55% 1
Warwickshire +5 23 £488 +21.88% 19
Herefordshire +5 14 £240 -15.79%
Solihull +6 11 £325 - 1
Staffordshire +2 7 £413 +11.49% 8
Coventry -28 6 £450 +26.76% 6
Worcestershire -5 4 £425 +91.01% 2
Kingswinford - 1 £350 -
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 87 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (30.61%) SQL
3 40 (27.21%) Windows
4 38 (25.85%) JIRA
4 38 (25.85%) Test Automation
5 33 (22.45%) Scrum
5 33 (22.45%) HTML
5 33 (22.45%) Oracle
6 32 (21.77%) Microsoft
7 31 (21.09%) .NET
8 29 (19.73%) SQL Server
8 29 (19.73%) Java
9 28 (19.05%) Python
9 28 (19.05%) TDD
10 26 (17.69%) DevOps
10 26 (17.69%) Mentoring
11 24 (16.33%) C#
12 23 (15.65%) Finance
13 21 (14.29%) Unix
13 21 (14.29%) QA
14 20 (13.61%) JavaScript
15 19 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (12.93%) Kanban
15 19 (12.93%) Waterfall
16 18 (12.24%) Confluence
16 18 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
16 18 (12.24%) Continuous Delivery
16 18 (12.24%) Linux
16 18 (12.24%) ASP.NET
17 17 (11.56%) CSS

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (12.24%) Confluence
2 9 (6.12%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.40%) OpenStack
3 5 (3.40%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.36%) JBoss
6 1 (0.68%) Apache
6 1 (0.68%) CMS
6 1 (0.68%) Documentum
6 1 (0.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.68%) SAS
6 1 (0.68%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Magento
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.40%) IaaS
5 4 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.72%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (2.72%) SaaS
6 3 (2.04%) PaaS
7 2 (1.36%) Slack
7 2 (1.36%) Trello
8 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.16%) LAN
2 11 (7.48%) Network Security
3 9 (6.12%) Firewall
3 9 (6.12%) MPLS
3 9 (6.12%) SNMP
3 9 (6.12%) VLAN
3 9 (6.12%) WAN
4 8 (5.44%) SAN
5 4 (2.72%) Internet
6 3 (2.04%) HTTP
6 3 (2.04%) VoIP
7 2 (1.36%) Bluetooth
7 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (19.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.48%) MongoDB
3 10 (6.80%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.44%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.76%) Redis
6 6 (4.08%) RDBMS
7 5 (3.40%) MySQL
7 5 (3.40%) Oracle OWB
7 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.72%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.72%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (2.04%) Cloud Spanner
9 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.36%) Power BI
10 2 (1.36%) QlikView
10 2 (1.36%) Semantic Layer
11 1 (0.68%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 38 (25.85%) JIRA
2 14 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 12 (8.16%) Git (software)
3 12 (8.16%) Selenium
4 11 (7.48%) Subversion
5 9 (6.12%) JIRA Agile
5 9 (6.12%) SpecFlow
6 7 (4.76%) Maven
6 7 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (4.08%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.40%) Mercurial
8 5 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.72%) Bitbucket
9 4 (2.72%) Jasmine
9 4 (2.72%) Mocha
9 4 (2.72%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.04%) Artifactory
10 3 (2.04%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.04%) Sahi
General
1 23 (15.65%) Finance
2 13 (8.84%) Retail
3 5 (3.40%) Automotive
4 3 (2.04%) Marketing
4 3 (2.04%) Persian Language
5 2 (1.36%) Banking
5 2 (1.36%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (27.21%) Developer
2 19 (12.93%) Analyst
2 19 (12.93%) Architect
3 14 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 12 (8.16%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.80%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.80%) Lead DevOps
6 9 (6.12%) Security Architect
6 9 (6.12%) Test Manager
7 8 (5.44%) QA Analyst
8 7 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
8 7 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (4.76%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.08%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.08%) Scrum Master
10 5 (3.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (2.72%) Head of IT Operations
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (22.45%) HTML
2 31 (21.09%) .NET
3 18 (12.24%) ASP.NET
4 17 (11.56%) CSS
4 17 (11.56%) XML
5 15 (10.20%) AngularJS
6 12 (8.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 10 (6.80%) .NET Framework
7 10 (6.80%) Node.js
8 9 (6.12%) Gherkin
9 7 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (4.76%) HTML5
9 7 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
9 7 (4.76%) LESS
9 7 (4.76%) LINQ
9 7 (4.76%) React
9 7 (4.76%) SOAP
10 6 (4.08%) Sass
10 6 (4.08%) WCF
10 6 (4.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (10.20%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.84%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.72%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.04%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.04%) User Experience
6 2 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.36%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.36%) iPad
6 2 (1.36%) iPhone
6 2 (1.36%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) FMCG
7 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.68%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.68%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 40 (27.21%) Windows
2 21 (14.29%) Unix
3 18 (12.24%) Linux
4 4 (2.72%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.36%) Android
5 2 (1.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (25.85%) Test Automation
3 33 (22.45%) Scrum
4 28 (19.05%) TDD
5 26 (17.69%) DevOps
5 26 (17.69%) Mentoring
6 19 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (12.93%) Kanban
6 19 (12.93%) Waterfall
7 18 (12.24%) Continuous Delivery
8 17 (11.56%) Coaching
8 17 (11.56%) ITIL
9 16 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (10.20%) Information Security
11 14 (9.52%) Risk Management
12 13 (8.84%) Data Protection
12 13 (8.84%) E-Commerce
12 13 (8.84%) Migration
12 13 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 45 (30.61%) SQL
2 29 (19.73%) Java
3 28 (19.05%) Python
4 24 (16.33%) C#
5 20 (13.61%) JavaScript
6 15 (10.20%) Perl
7 12 (8.16%) PowerShell
8 8 (5.44%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.76%) VB.NET
10 5 (3.40%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.72%) Objective-C
11 4 (2.72%) PHP
11 4 (2.72%) TypeScript
12 3 (2.04%) Ruby
13 2 (1.36%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.36%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.68%) Java 8
14 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (6.12%) CISSP
1 9 (6.12%) SANS
2 8 (5.44%) CCNA
2 8 (5.44%) CCNP
2 8 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (5.44%) Degree
2 8 (5.44%) ISEB
3 5 (3.40%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (2.72%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.04%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.29%) QA
2 13 (8.84%) GDPR
3 2 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.76%) Docker
2 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (5.44%) Puppet
2 5 (3.40%) ZABBIX
3 4 (2.72%) Ansible
4 3 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (22.45%) Oracle
2 32 (21.77%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.48%) Google
4 9 (6.12%) webMethods
5 7 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.72%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.72%) IBM
6 4 (2.72%) Jaspersoft
6 4 (2.72%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.72%) Zend
7 3 (2.04%) Pega
7 3 (2.04%) Progress
7 3 (2.04%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.36%) VMware
9 1 (0.68%) Cisco
9 1 (0.68%) HP
9 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.68%) Siebel
9 1 (0.68%) Tableau