Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 87 108
Rank change year-on-year +13 +21 -20
Contract jobs citing SDLC 143 96 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.79% 2.13% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.32% 2.54% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 60 71
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £378 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.21% -2.58% +3.33%
10th Percentile £282 £212 £295
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £440
% change year-on-year - +7.95% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.71 - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.35
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.55% -0.35%

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 4,310 3,778 5,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.20% 83.96% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,571 2,378 3,120
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £546 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 142 124
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.25 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.58% +22.67% -17.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.40 £40.21
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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
Shropshire -6 55 £430 -21.82% 3
Birmingham +1 33 £475 +31.03% 26
Warwickshire +17 22 £513 +28.13% 6
Herefordshire -3 10 £240 +11.63% 1
Coventry -8 10 £600 +76.47% 9
Staffordshire -11 5 £413 +17.86% 18
Solihull -4 4 - - 6
Worcestershire -8 1 £335 -4.29% 2
Kingswinford - 1 - -
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 84 (58.74%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (29.37%) JIRA
2 42 (29.37%) Test Automation
3 34 (23.78%) DevOps
3 34 (23.78%) Windows
4 32 (22.38%) SQL
5 31 (21.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 30 (20.98%) Scrum
7 29 (20.28%) Microsoft
8 28 (19.58%) TDD
8 28 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (19.58%) Waterfall
9 27 (18.88%) Amazon AWS
9 27 (18.88%) Java
10 26 (18.18%) Oracle
10 26 (18.18%) Mentoring
11 25 (17.48%) HTML
12 24 (16.78%) JavaScript
13 22 (15.38%) .NET
13 22 (15.38%) Confluence
14 21 (14.69%) Workflow
15 19 (13.29%) Configuration Management
15 19 (13.29%) SQL Server
15 19 (13.29%) C#
15 19 (13.29%) Risk Management
16 18 (12.59%) Information Security
17 17 (11.89%) Data Analysis
17 17 (11.89%) Web Services
17 17 (11.89%) Unix
17 17 (11.89%) Data Modelling

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 22 (15.38%) Confluence
2 9 (6.29%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.20%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.80%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.40%) JBoss
6 2 (1.40%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.70%) Apache
7 1 (0.70%) Appian
7 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.70%) Documentum
7 1 (0.70%) IIS
7 1 (0.70%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (9.79%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.40%) Windchill
4 1 (0.70%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.80%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.70%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (21.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (18.88%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.99%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (6.99%) SaaS
4 8 (5.59%) PaaS
5 6 (4.20%) GitHub
5 6 (4.20%) Office 365
6 5 (3.50%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (3.50%) IaaS
7 3 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.40%) Slack
8 2 (1.40%) Trello
9 1 (0.70%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.70%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.99%) Network Security
2 8 (5.59%) LAN
3 5 (3.50%) Firewall
3 5 (3.50%) MPLS
3 5 (3.50%) SAN
3 5 (3.50%) SNMP
3 5 (3.50%) VLAN
3 5 (3.50%) WAN
4 3 (2.10%) Internet
4 3 (2.10%) VoIP
5 2 (1.40%) Bluetooth
5 2 (1.40%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.69%) MySQL
3 6 (4.20%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.20%) SQLite
4 5 (3.50%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.50%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (2.10%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (2.10%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.10%) Redis
6 3 (2.10%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 42 (29.37%) JIRA
2 14 (9.79%) Jenkins
2 14 (9.79%) Selenium
3 11 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (6.29%) Subversion
6 8 (5.59%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (4.90%) Eclipse
7 7 (4.90%) JIRA Agile
7 7 (4.90%) Maven
7 7 (4.90%) SpecFlow
7 7 (4.90%) Xcode
8 6 (4.20%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.20%) GitLab
9 5 (3.50%) HP UFT
9 5 (3.50%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.80%) Protractor
10 4 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (2.80%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (10.49%) Finance
2 11 (7.69%) Retail
3 7 (4.90%) Automotive
3 7 (4.90%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.80%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.80%) Marketing
5 3 (2.10%) Law
6 2 (1.40%) Persian Language
7 1 (0.70%) Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (21.68%) Developer
2 27 (18.88%) Architect
3 23 (16.08%) Analyst
4 17 (11.89%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.99%) Applications Developer
6 9 (6.29%) Project Manager
6 9 (6.29%) Security Architect
7 8 (5.59%) Lead DevOps
7 8 (5.59%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.90%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 7 (4.90%) Mobile Developer
9 6 (4.20%) .NET Developer
9 6 (4.20%) AWS DevOps
9 6 (4.20%) Consultant
9 6 (4.20%) DevOps Architect
9 6 (4.20%) QA Analyst
9 6 (4.20%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.50%) AWS Architect
10 5 (3.50%) Azure Architect
10 5 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.48%) HTML
2 22 (15.38%) .NET
3 17 (11.89%) Web Services
4 14 (9.79%) CSS
4 14 (9.79%) XML
5 12 (8.39%) HTML5
5 12 (8.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 11 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
7 10 (6.99%) JSON
8 9 (6.29%) ASP.NET
8 9 (6.29%) Gherkin
8 9 (6.29%) SOAP
9 8 (5.59%) jQuery
10 7 (4.90%) .NET Framework
10 7 (4.90%) CSS3
10 7 (4.90%) iOS SDK
10 7 (4.90%) Node.js
10 7 (4.90%) Spring
10 7 (4.90%) Zurb Foundation
11 6 (4.20%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.49%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (9.79%) Mobile App
4 11 (7.69%) Public Cloud
5 9 (6.29%) iPhone
5 9 (6.29%) Management Information System
5 9 (6.29%) User Experience
6 4 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.80%) PKI
7 3 (2.10%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.10%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.40%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.40%) iPad
8 2 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.70%) RIA
9 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.78%) Windows
2 17 (11.89%) Unix
3 10 (6.99%) Apple iOS
4 9 (6.29%) Android
5 8 (5.59%) Linux
6 3 (2.10%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (58.74%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (29.37%) Test Automation
3 34 (23.78%) DevOps
4 30 (20.98%) Scrum
5 28 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (19.58%) TDD
5 28 (19.58%) Waterfall
6 26 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 21 (14.69%) Workflow
8 19 (13.29%) Configuration Management
8 19 (13.29%) Risk Management
9 18 (12.59%) Information Security
10 17 (11.89%) Data Analysis
10 17 (11.89%) Data Modelling
11 16 (11.19%) MVC
12 15 (10.49%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (9.79%) Change Management
13 14 (9.79%) ITIL
13 14 (9.79%) Migration
14 13 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.38%) SQL
2 27 (18.88%) Java
3 24 (16.78%) JavaScript
4 19 (13.29%) C#
5 15 (10.49%) Python
6 10 (6.99%) Apple Swift
6 10 (6.99%) Objective-C
7 8 (5.59%) Perl
7 8 (5.59%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.20%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.50%) Java 8
9 5 (3.50%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.80%) PHP
11 3 (2.10%) C
11 3 (2.10%) Ruby
11 3 (2.10%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.40%) C++
12 2 (1.40%) Scala
13 1 (0.70%) ES6
Qualifications
1 10 (6.99%) CISSP
2 8 (5.59%) Degree
3 7 (4.90%) ISEB
4 6 (4.20%) SANS
5 5 (3.50%) CCNA
5 5 (3.50%) CCNP
5 5 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.80%) CEH
6 4 (2.80%) CISM
6 4 (2.80%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.10%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.10%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.40%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.09%) QA
2 11 (7.69%) GDPR
3 4 (2.80%) GCP
4 3 (2.10%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (4.90%) Docker
2 4 (2.80%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.40%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.90%) HockeyApp
2 6 (4.20%) Puppet
3 5 (3.50%) Ansible
4 4 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.10%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.40%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 29 (20.28%) Microsoft
2 26 (18.18%) Oracle
3 11 (7.69%) Google
3 11 (7.69%) Xamarin
4 8 (5.59%) Atlassian
5 7 (4.90%) Twitter
6 6 (4.20%) Apple
6 6 (4.20%) webMethods
7 4 (2.80%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.80%) IBM
8 3 (2.10%) Pega
8 3 (2.10%) Progress
9 2 (1.40%) Jaspersoft
9 2 (1.40%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.40%) Tableau
9 2 (1.40%) VMware
9 2 (1.40%) Zend
10 1 (0.70%) Cisco
10 1 (0.70%) HP
10 1 (0.70%) JD Edwards